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March 13, 2018
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The Basics with Beth

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  • - Beth Jones: He's trying to
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  • take us somewhere in life.
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  • And so, our job is what?
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  • To be led.
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  • Our job isn't to be the Holy
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  • Spirit, our job is to be led by
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  • the Holy Spirit.
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  • - male: Today on the,
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  • "The Basics with Beth," Beth
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  • Jones teaches the basics on how
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  • to be led by the Holy Spirit.
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  • If you're facing a big decision,
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  • - Beth: Thank you so much for
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  • joining me for today's program,
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  • and I'm so glad you have tuned
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  • in, because we are going to talk
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  • about a really important and
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  • powerful subject as we are in,
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  • "The Spirit Empowered Life"
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  • series.
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  • Today we're going to talk about
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  • being led by the Holy Spirit,
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  • and man, what an advantage that
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  • is.
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  • You know, Jesus said that it was
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  • good that he would go away,
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  • because when he went to the
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  • Father after the Resurrection,
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  • he would send the Holy Spirit to
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  • live with us and to be in us,
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  • and that the Holy Spirit would
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  • give us the advantage in life.
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  • Why?
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  • Because God has put a
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  • supernatural GPS system, if you
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  • will, right on the inside of us,
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  • and he leads us so many
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  • different ways, the Holy Spirit,
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  • the guide, leads us through
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  • life.
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  • And the good news is, he knows
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  • the route.
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  • He has done the life-route
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  • before for every human being on
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  • planet Earth, and he can lead
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  • you and I specifically in a
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  • customized path into all that he
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  • has for us, and he does it in a
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  • number of different ways, and
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  • that's what we're going to talk
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  • about today.
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  • So, let me take you inside
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  • Valley Family Church where
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  • I taught this lesson,
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  • and let's learn more about,
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  • - Beth: We going to talk about
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  • being led by the Spirit.
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  • Our text, our main verse for
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  • this series has been in John
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  • 16:7 if you guys want to turn
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  • there.
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  • You know, we always encourage
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  • people in this day of digital
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  • Bibles, which we love, and paper
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  • Bibles, it is so good to
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  • underline and highlight, and
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  • somehow begin to get, you know,
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  • in your memory where these verse
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  • are in the Bible, and what the
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  • words look like because it's
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  • God's Word that'll put you over
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  • in life.
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  • So, let's be sure we don't miss
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  • that.
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  • John 16, verse 7, Jesus said,
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  • "Nevertheless I tell you the
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  • truth, it is to your advantage
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  • that I go away.
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  • For if I do not go away, the
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  • helper, the Holy Spirit, will
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  • not come to you.
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  • But if I depart, I will send him
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  • to you."
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  • So, we've been talking about
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  • this, that Jesus, when he was on
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  • the earth, you know, the Bible
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  • tells us that Jesus humbled
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  • himself and became a man.
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  • He always existed, he existed
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  • forever and ever and ever.
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  • There was no beginning and no
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  • end to his life.
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  • So, he was in heaven with the
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  • Father prior to him being born
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  • as a baby in the manger.
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  • And the Bible says a body was
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  • prepared for Jesus to come to
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  • the earth to be our redeemer,
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  • our Messiah.
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  • When Jesus came to the earth,
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  • the Bible says that he laid
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  • aside his God advantage and
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  • became a man.
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  • Although he was God, 100% God,
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  • he laid aside that advantage,
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  • and came and did everything he
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  • did on the earth as a man,
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  • filled and empowered by the
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  • Spirit.
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  • And then he went to the cross in
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  • our place as our substitute,
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  • shed his spotless, innocent
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  • blood so that our sins could be
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  • remitted, could be--we could be
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  • completely acquitted of all sin
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  • and of all unrighteousness, and
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  • forever declared not guilty, and
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  • made righteous through Christ.
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  • Jesus did all of that.
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  • And when he was on earth in his
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  • physical body, he could only be
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  • in one place at one time.
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  • He was confined to a human,
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  • physical body.
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  • So, then when Jesus says to his
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  • disciples and to us, he says,
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  • "Hey, it's going to be great for
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  • you guys, it's an advantage.
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  • It is to your advantage that I
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  • go away because when I go, I'm
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  • going to send the Holy Spirit,
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  • the third person of the
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  • Godhead," God the Father, God
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  • the Son, God the Holy Spirit.
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  • "I'm going to send the Holy
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  • Spirit, and he won't be confined
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  • to being in just one human body.
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  • The Holy Spirit will be in
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  • you--or with you and in you, in
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  • everyone who receives Jesus as
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  • Lord.
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  • This is going to be to your
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  • advantage.
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  • I can be with all of you all the
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  • time, 24/7, down through the
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  • ages.
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  • And he's a helper."
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  • He's--the Greek word is
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  • paraclete, "He's one just like
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  • me."
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  • The Holy Spirit is just like
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  • Jesus.
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  • And it's to our advantage, Jesus
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  • said, that he went so that we
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  • could have this relationship,
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  • this Spirit empowered life, the
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  • ability to get to know, and to
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  • fellowship with, and to pray
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  • with, and to be filled with the
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  • Holy Spirit.
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  • And what we're going to talk
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  • about today, to be led by the
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  • Holy Spirit.
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  • Supernatural leadership,
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  • supernatural guidance system
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  • that we have on the inside of us
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  • through the Holy Spirit.
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  • So, let's look at this verse,
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  • John 16, verse 13, Jesus said
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  • this.
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  • "But when he," speaking of the
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  • Holy Spirit, "the Spirit of
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  • Truth (the Truth-giving Spirit)
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  • comes, he will guide you."
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  • You can count on it, "He will
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  • guide you into all the truth
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  • (the whole, full truth).
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  • For he will not speak his own
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  • message (on his own authority).
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  • He will tell whatever he hears
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  • (from the Father, he will give
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  • the message that has been given
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  • to him).
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  • He will announce and declare to
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  • you the things that are to come
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  • (that will happen in the
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  • future)."
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  • So, a lot of things you could
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  • say about that passage, but what
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  • we're focused on is that he'll
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  • be our guide.
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  • He will guide us.
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  • You have a guide.
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  • See, he's trying to take us
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  • somewhere.
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  • Where's the Holy Spirit trying
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  • to take us?
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  • He's trying to take us in line
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  • with God's Word to things like
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  • John 10:10, "I have come that
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  • you might have life, and have it
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  • more abundantly."
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  • He's trying to take us to things
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  • like Jeremiah 29:11, "I know the
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  • plans I have for you, plans to
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  • give you a hope and a future."
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  • He's trying to take us to place
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  • like 3 John 2, "Beloved, I wish
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  • above all things, above all
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  • things."
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  • This is in the Bible.
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  • There's a lot of things in the
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  • Bible that God wants for us, but
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  • this verse in the Bible says, "I
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  • wish," this is the Holy Spirit
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  • speaking through 3 John 2, "I
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  • wish above all things."
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  • That should get our attention.
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  • What does he wish, what does he
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  • wish?
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  • "I wish above all things that
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  • you would prosper in life, do
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  • well in life, be in health, even
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  • as your soul prospers."
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  • This is your guide.
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  • This is the Holy Spirit.
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  • This is where he's trying to
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  • take us.
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  • He's trying to take us somewhere
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  • in life.
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  • And so, our job is what?
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  • To be led.
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  • Our job isn't to be the Holy
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  • Spirit, our job is to be led by
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  • the Holy Spirit.
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  • Some key words from today's
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  • message, two key words, be led.
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  • Do you know, one of our
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  • instructors back in Bible school
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  • used to say it this way, he
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  • said, "You know the answer to a
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  • million questions?
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  • The answer to a million
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  • questions is this, be led."
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  • What am I supposed to do about
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  • this?
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  • I don't know who to marry.
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  • I don't know what job to take.
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  • I don't know if we should move.
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  • I don't know what house to buy.
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  • I don't know what to do.
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  • What's the answer?
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  • Be led.
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  • Be led by who?
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  • The guide, the Holy Spirit.
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  • He knows the course.
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  • You know, some of you have maybe
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  • been on guided things.
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  • How many of you are hunters?
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  • Maybe you've been on a guided
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  • hunting trip up in Alaska
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  • somewhere.
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  • Or maybe in Africa, you've gone
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  • for the big game or something.
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  • Others of you, maybe you're a
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  • whitewater rafting kind of a
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  • person, and you've been on a
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  • whitewater rafting trip with a
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  • guide.
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  • Or maybe you've been snorkeling
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  • somewhere and gone on a guided
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  • snorkeling trip.
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  • I know years ago, we took my dad
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  • when my dad was alive and had
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  • turned--I think he had turned
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  • 65, we, my sisters and I, my
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  • three sisters and myself, we
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  • took my dad on a cruise.
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  • It was something he wanted to do
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  • with all of us girls.
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  • And so, we took him on a little
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  • cruise down to--I think it was
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  • the Western Caribbean, and we
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  • went to Cozumel.
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  • And when we were there, we
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  • decided to do a snorkeling, you
  • 00:08:27.230 --> 00:08:29.270
  • know, excursion.
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  • And we decided to do a guided
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  • one.
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  • We'd never done a guided one
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  • before.
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  • We had been snorkeling in our
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  • lives before, but just on our
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  • own.
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  • But we thought, "Let's do it
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  • with a guide.
  • 00:08:38.290 --> 00:08:39.290
  • I mean, what in the world's the
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  • guide going to show you?
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  • What is there that we haven't
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  • seen?"
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  • Well, besides, like, the entire
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  • ocean.
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  • [laughing]
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  • So, this guide takes us out into
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  • the ocean.
  • 00:08:52.230 --> 00:08:54.070
  • And I didn't realize this, but
  • 00:08:54.070 --> 00:08:55.130
  • he's basically, you know, like,
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  • "Follow me."
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  • Okay.
  • 00:08:58.010 --> 00:08:59.150
  • So, we're out swimming along,
  • 00:08:59.150 --> 00:09:00.230
  • but we didn't realize this, and
  • 00:09:00.230 --> 00:09:02.010
  • some of you know this, but there
  • 00:09:02.010 --> 00:09:03.080
  • are currents in the ocean.
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  • There's a flow of water in the
  • 00:09:05.220 --> 00:09:08.090
  • ocean.
  • 00:09:08.090 --> 00:09:09.100
  • And he said, "We're going to
  • 00:09:09.100 --> 00:09:10.120
  • swim out a little ways, and
  • 00:09:10.120 --> 00:09:11.080
  • we're going to get into the
  • 00:09:11.080 --> 00:09:12.030
  • flow."
  • 00:09:12.030 --> 00:09:12.290
  • Like, he said these things.
  • 00:09:12.290 --> 00:09:13.250
  • "We're going to get into the
  • 00:09:13.250 --> 00:09:14.210
  • flow, the current, the ocean
  • 00:09:14.210 --> 00:09:17.010
  • current, and we're just going to
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  • swim--basically, you don't even
  • 00:09:18.160 --> 00:09:19.290
  • have to kick.
  • 00:09:19.290 --> 00:09:21.010
  • It'll just take you along, it'll
  • 00:09:21.010 --> 00:09:22.060
  • just pull you along.
  • 00:09:22.060 --> 00:09:23.150
  • And then you guys follow me, and
  • 00:09:23.150 --> 00:09:25.120
  • I'm going to point out star
  • 00:09:25.120 --> 00:09:26.160
  • fish, and I'm going to point
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  • out, you know, fish, and we'll
  • 00:09:27.190 --> 00:09:29.100
  • come to the top, and then we'll
  • 00:09:29.100 --> 00:09:30.100
  • dive down, and we'll take a
  • 00:09:30.100 --> 00:09:31.130
  • closer look, and then we'll come
  • 00:09:31.130 --> 00:09:32.160
  • to the top."
  • 00:09:32.160 --> 00:09:33.170
  • And it was the coolest thing.
  • 00:09:33.170 --> 00:09:35.100
  • How many of you've ever heard of
  • 00:09:35.100 --> 00:09:36.020
  • this thing in the ocean, this
  • 00:09:38.020 --> 00:09:41.020
  • current that you can get in?
  • 00:09:41.020 --> 00:09:42.270
  • You get in the current, and it
  • 00:09:42.270 --> 00:09:45.010
  • just pulls you along.
  • 00:09:45.010 --> 00:09:46.080
  • Do you know there's such a great
  • 00:09:46.080 --> 00:09:47.200
  • analogy in what we're talking
  • 00:09:47.200 --> 00:09:48.230
  • about here, being led by the
  • 00:09:48.230 --> 00:09:50.000
  • Spirit?
  • 00:09:50.000 --> 00:09:50.290
  • It's not striving, it's not
  • 00:09:50.290 --> 00:09:52.290
  • toiling, it's not kicking and
  • 00:09:52.290 --> 00:09:55.100
  • fighting.
  • 00:09:55.100 --> 00:09:56.060
  • No, what do we do?
  • 00:09:56.060 --> 00:09:57.130
  • Be led.
  • 00:09:57.130 --> 00:09:59.150
  • Get in the flow of the Holy
  • 00:09:59.150 --> 00:10:00.280
  • Spirit, follow the guide, and
  • 00:10:00.280 --> 00:10:03.010
  • he'll point things out.
  • 00:10:03.010 --> 00:10:04.190
  • And he'll say, "Let's go this
  • 00:10:04.190 --> 00:10:05.160
  • way, let's dive a little deeper,
  • 00:10:05.160 --> 00:10:06.250
  • let's come to the surface, let's
  • 00:10:06.250 --> 00:10:07.280
  • see this."
  • 00:10:07.280 --> 00:10:09.270
  • And all the people said?
  • 00:10:09.270 --> 00:10:11.130
  • So, how is it that we're led?
  • 00:10:11.130 --> 00:10:12.120
  • Go over to this verse and let's
  • 00:10:12.120 --> 00:10:13.250
  • look at this.
  • 00:10:13.250 --> 00:10:15.140
  • Romans 8:14 says, "For as many
  • 00:10:15.140 --> 00:10:17.230
  • as are led by the Spirit, these
  • 00:10:18.110 --> 00:10:21.110
  • are the sons of God."
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  • You're a child of God, you're a
  • 00:10:23.210 --> 00:10:24.180
  • daughter, a son of God.
  • 00:10:24.180 --> 00:10:26.080
  • You're in God's family.
  • 00:10:26.080 --> 00:10:27.170
  • Listen, this belongs to you,
  • 00:10:27.170 --> 00:10:28.180
  • this is an advantage you have.
  • 00:10:28.180 --> 00:10:29.160
  • You get to be led by the guide,
  • 00:10:29.160 --> 00:10:31.170
  • the Holy Spirit.
  • 00:10:31.170 --> 00:10:32.190
  • You have an internal guidance
  • 00:10:32.190 --> 00:10:33.280
  • system.
  • 00:10:33.280 --> 00:10:35.150
  • I know a lot of you, on your
  • 00:10:35.150 --> 00:10:36.100
  • phones and in your cars, you
  • 00:10:36.100 --> 00:10:37.170
  • have a navigation system, and
  • 00:10:37.170 --> 00:10:39.140
  • you plug it in on your map, or
  • 00:10:39.140 --> 00:10:41.000
  • you plug it in on your car, you
  • 00:10:41.000 --> 00:10:42.130
  • know, your destination, where
  • 00:10:42.130 --> 00:10:43.170
  • you're trying to get to.
  • 00:10:43.170 --> 00:10:45.290
  • Have you ever noticed when
  • 00:10:45.290 --> 00:10:47.010
  • you're traveling and you've got
  • 00:10:47.010 --> 00:10:48.260
  • a destination plugged in, and
  • 00:10:48.260 --> 00:10:50.170
  • you're trying to get somewhere,
  • 00:10:50.170 --> 00:10:52.070
  • and as you're going, you're
  • 00:10:52.070 --> 00:10:53.120
  • watching the map, and who's got
  • 00:10:53.120 --> 00:10:54.140
  • the ones, you know, a voice
  • 00:10:54.140 --> 00:10:55.240
  • comes on and says, "In 0.5
  • 00:10:56.130 --> 00:10:59.130
  • miles, turn right at Reynolds
  • 00:10:59.250 --> 00:11:02.270
  • Avenue"?
  • 00:11:02.270 --> 00:11:04.170
  • And then you miss Reynolds
  • 00:11:04.170 --> 00:11:05.210
  • Avenue, and you go straight.
  • 00:11:05.210 --> 00:11:07.100
  • Oh no, what happens?
  • 00:11:07.100 --> 00:11:09.090
  • What does your system do?
  • 00:11:09.090 --> 00:11:11.290
  • Rerouting, recalculating.
  • 00:11:12.060 --> 00:11:15.060
  • And then you keep going, and it,
  • 00:11:15.060 --> 00:11:16.130
  • "At your next light, take a
  • 00:11:16.130 --> 00:11:18.120
  • left."
  • 00:11:18.120 --> 00:11:19.170
  • And then you miss the next
  • 00:11:19.170 --> 00:11:20.210
  • light.
  • 00:11:20.210 --> 00:11:21.210
  • Oh, my gosh, what in the world
  • 00:11:21.210 --> 00:11:23.100
  • is going on?
  • 00:11:23.100 --> 00:11:24.080
  • And what does the GPS system do?
  • 00:11:24.080 --> 00:11:27.060
  • Recalculating, rerouting.
  • 00:11:27.060 --> 00:11:29.210
  • And then somehow, you get on
  • 00:11:29.210 --> 00:11:30.290
  • some entrance ramp, you end up
  • 00:11:30.290 --> 00:11:33.100
  • on some highway you did not want
  • 00:11:33.100 --> 00:11:35.140
  • to be on.
  • 00:11:35.140 --> 00:11:37.270
  • And what--and your GPS machine
  • 00:11:37.270 --> 00:11:39.260
  • is going bonks.
  • 00:11:39.260 --> 00:11:42.060
  • Recalculating, rerouting,
  • 00:11:42.060 --> 00:11:43.050
  • recalculating, rerouting.
  • 00:11:43.050 --> 00:11:45.100
  • But have you ever noticed the
  • 00:11:45.100 --> 00:11:46.140
  • GPS system never says to you,
  • 00:11:46.140 --> 00:11:48.110
  • "You idiot.
  • 00:11:49.040 --> 00:11:52.040
  • What are you thinking?
  • 00:11:52.040 --> 00:11:54.170
  • Forget it, forget it.
  • 00:11:54.170 --> 00:11:56.040
  • I was going to take you to your
  • 00:11:56.040 --> 00:11:57.110
  • destination, but just forget it.
  • 00:11:57.110 --> 00:12:00.030
  • I am so done with you."
  • 00:12:00.270 --> 00:12:03.270
  • It never does, why?
  • 00:12:03.270 --> 00:12:04.280
  • Because the whole goal of your
  • 00:12:04.280 --> 00:12:06.070
  • GPS system is what?
  • 00:12:06.070 --> 00:12:07.200
  • To get you there.
  • 00:12:07.200 --> 00:12:09.150
  • It's the whole goal, just to get
  • 00:12:09.150 --> 00:12:10.190
  • you to your destination.
  • 00:12:10.190 --> 00:12:11.100
  • And do you know, sometimes we
  • 00:12:11.100 --> 00:12:12.150
  • think, I think, that the Holy
  • 00:12:12.150 --> 00:12:14.100
  • Spirit gets mad at us.
  • 00:12:14.100 --> 00:12:16.150
  • You know what he does?
  • 00:12:16.150 --> 00:12:17.140
  • "Recalculating, rerouting,
  • 00:12:17.140 --> 00:12:20.130
  • recalculating, rerouting,
  • 00:12:20.130 --> 00:12:23.080
  • recalculating, rerouting."
  • 00:12:24.110 --> 00:12:27.110
  • And what's he trying to do?
  • 00:12:27.110 --> 00:12:28.140
  • He's trying to get us to the
  • 00:12:28.140 --> 00:12:29.090
  • destination of the John 10:10,
  • 00:12:29.090 --> 00:12:31.130
  • of the 3 John 2, of the Jeremiah
  • 00:12:31.130 --> 00:12:33.110
  • 29:11, amongst a million other
  • 00:12:33.110 --> 00:12:35.260
  • promises of God.
  • 00:12:35.260 --> 00:12:37.100
  • "Recalculating."
  • 00:12:37.100 --> 00:12:39.250
  • He never says, "You big dummy,
  • 00:12:40.030 --> 00:12:43.030
  • forget about it.
  • 00:12:43.030 --> 00:12:44.080
  • You're just not going to get
  • 00:12:44.080 --> 00:12:44.270
  • God's will then.
  • 00:12:44.270 --> 00:12:46.050
  • Just so be it, there you go."
  • 00:12:46.050 --> 00:12:48.120
  • That's just not the Holy Spirit.
  • 00:12:48.120 --> 00:12:50.150
  • Aren't you glad?
  • 00:12:50.150 --> 00:12:51.090
  • Aren't you glad you have a good
  • 00:12:51.090 --> 00:12:52.080
  • - female announcer: Have you
  • 00:12:54.290 --> 00:12:55.170
  • every wondered,
  • 00:12:55.170 --> 00:12:56.090
  • "How can I live a life of joy
  • 00:12:56.090 --> 00:12:57.100
  • and a life of peace?
  • 00:12:57.100 --> 00:12:58.260
  • How can I make the right
  • 00:12:58.260 --> 00:12:59.240
  • decisions when it comes to
  • 00:12:59.240 --> 00:13:00.270
  • my career, my family, my home?"
  • 00:13:00.270 --> 00:13:03.090
  • If you've asked yourself
  • 00:13:03.090 --> 00:13:04.050
  • questions like these, then we
  • 00:13:04.050 --> 00:13:05.170
  • want to help you get the basics
  • 00:13:05.170 --> 00:13:06.290
  • and get to know the Holy Spirit
  • 00:13:06.290 --> 00:13:08.170
  • through our online course,
  • 00:13:08.170 --> 00:13:10.040
  • "The Spirit Empowered Life."
  • 00:13:10.040 --> 00:13:11.220
  • In this video-based course
  • 00:13:11.220 --> 00:13:12.220
  • by Beth Jones, you'll learn how
  • 00:13:12.220 --> 00:13:14.040
  • to recognize the voice of the
  • 00:13:14.040 --> 00:13:15.110
  • Holy Spirit, follow his leading,
  • 00:13:15.110 --> 00:13:17.070
  • and live a life
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  • that's empowered by God.
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  • "The Spirit Empowered Life"
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  • online course will set you up
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  • to get the basics,
  • 00:13:21.290 --> 00:13:23.010
  • live the life and do the stuff
  • 00:13:23.010 --> 00:13:24.140
  • God's called you to do.
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  • Enroll today at
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  • - Beth: Let's learn then, how
  • 00:13:39.090 --> 00:13:40.110
  • do we listen to the guide?
  • 00:13:40.110 --> 00:13:42.000
  • How do we listen to be led by
  • 00:13:42.000 --> 00:13:44.130
  • the Spirit, okay?
  • 00:13:44.130 --> 00:13:46.040
  • Go over to Matthew 4:4.
  • 00:13:46.040 --> 00:13:49.000
  • Two ways, two primary ways that
  • 00:13:49.000 --> 00:13:51.030
  • the Holy Spirit leads us.
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  • Boy, if you get these two, it'll
  • 00:13:52.180 --> 00:13:54.040
  • help you so much in life.
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  • And for some of you, this'll be
  • 00:13:56.060 --> 00:13:57.040
  • a good--this would be a great
  • 00:13:57.040 --> 00:13:58.150
  • opportunity to help the Holy
  • 00:13:58.150 --> 00:14:00.250
  • Spirit not have to continue to
  • 00:14:00.250 --> 00:14:02.270
  • recalculate in your life and in
  • 00:14:02.270 --> 00:14:05.170
  • my life.
  • 00:14:05.170 --> 00:14:06.070
  • This would be a great
  • 00:14:06.070 --> 00:14:06.290
  • opportunity to get ahold of
  • 00:14:06.290 --> 00:14:07.230
  • these two things.
  • 00:14:07.230 --> 00:14:09.010
  • And you'll get to your
  • 00:14:09.010 --> 00:14:09.220
  • destination quicker, and you'll
  • 00:14:09.220 --> 00:14:11.240
  • take less detours to get where
  • 00:14:11.240 --> 00:14:14.020
  • God wants you to get.
  • 00:14:14.020 --> 00:14:15.090
  • Two ways the Holy Spirit leads
  • 00:14:15.090 --> 00:14:16.250
  • us.
  • 00:14:16.250 --> 00:14:17.120
  • Number one, he leads us by his
  • 00:14:17.120 --> 00:14:19.030
  • Word.
  • 00:14:19.030 --> 00:14:20.060
  • We're going to talk about that
  • 00:14:20.060 --> 00:14:21.030
  • practically.
  • 00:14:21.030 --> 00:14:22.060
  • Number two, he leads us by
  • 00:14:22.060 --> 00:14:24.140
  • peace.
  • 00:14:24.140 --> 00:14:25.220
  • By his Word and by peace.
  • 00:14:25.220 --> 00:14:28.090
  • There are a couple other things
  • 00:14:28.090 --> 00:14:29.040
  • we could talk about that would
  • 00:14:29.040 --> 00:14:30.030
  • be good add-ons, but these are
  • 00:14:30.030 --> 00:14:31.100
  • the two biggies.
  • 00:14:31.100 --> 00:14:32.160
  • We've got to get these two down,
  • 00:14:32.160 --> 00:14:33.290
  • and we'll find ourselves being
  • 00:14:33.290 --> 00:14:35.190
  • so led, getting in that flow,
  • 00:14:35.190 --> 00:14:38.100
  • getting in that current.
  • 00:14:38.100 --> 00:14:39.290
  • And the Holy Spirit helping us
  • 00:14:39.290 --> 00:14:41.190
  • to solve problems we're facing,
  • 00:14:41.190 --> 00:14:44.030
  • helping us to answer questions
  • 00:14:44.030 --> 00:14:45.210
  • and wisdom we need, and
  • 00:14:45.210 --> 00:14:47.030
  • direction we need, and the stuff
  • 00:14:47.030 --> 00:14:48.290
  • that you can I wrestle with, and
  • 00:14:48.290 --> 00:14:50.200
  • we're like, "God, I need help."
  • 00:14:50.200 --> 00:14:53.050
  • This is how we are led, okay?
  • 00:14:53.050 --> 00:14:55.030
  • So, Jesus said this, Matthew 4,
  • 00:14:55.030 --> 00:14:57.090
  • verse 4, Jesus was speaking.
  • 00:14:57.100 --> 00:15:00.120
  • In this scenario, we'll look at
  • 00:15:00.120 --> 00:15:01.260
  • it a little bit later as well,
  • 00:15:01.260 --> 00:15:03.070
  • the enemy had come to Jesus,
  • 00:15:03.070 --> 00:15:05.090
  • trying to get him on some kind
  • 00:15:05.090 --> 00:15:07.040
  • of an exit ramp, and get off
  • 00:15:07.040 --> 00:15:08.200
  • from God's plan.
  • 00:15:08.200 --> 00:15:10.200
  • And so, the enemy had come to
  • 00:15:10.200 --> 00:15:12.000
  • tempt Jesus, and Jesus said, "It
  • 00:15:12.000 --> 00:15:14.270
  • is written, 'Man shall not live
  • 00:15:14.270 --> 00:15:17.100
  • by bread alone, but by every
  • 00:15:17.100 --> 00:15:19.190
  • word that proceeds from the
  • 00:15:19.190 --> 00:15:22.100
  • mouth of God.'"
  • 00:15:22.100 --> 00:15:23.250
  • So, Jesus is giving us a huge
  • 00:15:23.250 --> 00:15:25.240
  • heads up here, saying, "Hey,
  • 00:15:25.240 --> 00:15:27.050
  • this is the primary way God
  • 00:15:27.050 --> 00:15:29.030
  • leads us, the primary way.
  • 00:15:29.030 --> 00:15:31.200
  • The way man lives in not by
  • 00:15:31.200 --> 00:15:33.110
  • bread alone, but by every word
  • 00:15:33.110 --> 00:15:36.010
  • that proceeds from God's mouth."
  • 00:15:36.010 --> 00:15:38.020
  • What does that mean?
  • 00:15:38.020 --> 00:15:39.050
  • It means this.
  • 00:15:39.050 --> 00:15:40.080
  • It means when you're asking God
  • 00:15:40.080 --> 00:15:42.050
  • for direction and for some help,
  • 00:15:42.050 --> 00:15:43.200
  • and you get into your Bible, you
  • 00:15:43.200 --> 00:15:45.060
  • start to read the Bible--which
  • 00:15:45.060 --> 00:15:47.040
  • you have to read the Bible, you
  • 00:15:47.040 --> 00:15:48.060
  • just absolutely have to read the
  • 00:15:48.060 --> 00:15:49.190
  • Bible and listen to the Bible.
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  • You have to be hearing the Word,
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  • God's Word.
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  • It's God's living Word.
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  • And Jesus said, "This is what
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  • you live by, y'all.
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  • You live by the Word."
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  • And he's saying, "You've got
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  • to--you've got something you're
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  • facing."
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  • And as you're reading the Word,
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  • as you're listening to God's
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  • Word, which thankfully you can
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  • do on your phone now, easily.
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  • You can listen to all kinds of
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  • Bible apps.
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  • The Bible will be read right
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  • straight into your ears.
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  • And do you know, when the
  • 00:16:16.150 --> 00:16:17.110
  • Bible's read into your ears, you
  • 00:16:17.110 --> 00:16:18.150
  • can hear God speak to you?
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  • When you're reading the Bible
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  • with a paper Bible, a good,
  • 00:16:21.260 --> 00:16:23.030
  • old-fashioned, paper Bible, God
  • 00:16:23.030 --> 00:16:25.010
  • speaks to you, and words can
  • 00:16:25.010 --> 00:16:26.210
  • jump off the page.
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  • And the Holy Spirit--see, this
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  • is his role in leading us.
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  • The Holy Spirit knows the whole
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  • Bible because he inspired the
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  • writing of it.
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  • He knows exactly what you need
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  • to know.
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  • And isn't it the most amazing
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  • thing how he will quicken his
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  • Word to customize an answer for
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  • you?
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  • If you've not experienced that,
  • 00:16:46.040 --> 00:16:47.060
  • listen, you have to experience
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  • this.
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  • This is the adventure of the
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  • Christian life.
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  • This is the advantage.
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  • This is the supernatural
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  • Christian life.
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  • This is when you're reading the
  • 00:16:54.250 --> 00:16:55.280
  • Bible, you're listening to the
  • 00:16:55.280 --> 00:16:57.000
  • Bible, and you hear the Holy
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  • Spirit take a Scripture or
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  • several Scriptures, and he
  • 00:17:00.200 --> 00:17:01.230
  • quickens them to you to say,
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  • "Hey, that's your answer.
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  • See that starfish?
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  • That's for you.
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  • That's what I need you to know,
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  • that's the answer to your
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  • question.
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  • That's a decision you need to
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  • make."
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  • It's the most amazing thing how
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  • God personally customizes his
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  • Word for you and I.
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  • Why?
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  • Because it's living and active.
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  • This is not just some dead book.
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  • This is not just some historical
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  • manuscript.
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  • This is a living and breathing
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  • book.
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  • And all the people said?
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  • Okay, hold that thought, go over
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  • to this verse.
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  • Go over to Hebrews 4:12, we see
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  • the same thing.
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  • Hebrews 4:12, how does the Holy
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  • Spirit lead us?
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  • Number one way, by his Word.
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  • "For the Word of God is alive
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  • and powerful.
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  • It is sharper than any--than the
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  • sharpest two-edged sword,
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  • cutting between soul and spirit,
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  • between joint and marrow.
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  • It exposes our innermost
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  • thoughts and desires."
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  • God's Word is living and active,
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  • and it's able to divide.
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  • Because see, sometimes we face
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  • situations, we're like, "Okay,
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  • God, is that you or is that me?
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  • Like, is that your leading, is
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  • that your will, is that your
  • 00:18:15.180 --> 00:18:17.020
  • guidance?
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  • Or is that just my own idea, my
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  • own desire?
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  • Is that just what I want, or is
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  • it what you want?"
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  • How many of you know sometimes
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  • it is hard to divide between the
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  • two?
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  • Because sometimes our soul so
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  • desperately wants something that
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  • even if God said, "No, I don't
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  • really want that for you," our
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  • soul so wants it, it's hard to
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  • divide.
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  • And we're good at rationalizing,
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  • aren't we?
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  • We're good at saying, "Oh, I'm
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  • pretty sure that was the Lord.
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  • Oh yeah, no doubt it, it was the
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  • Lord."
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  • Right?
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  • So, the reason we need God's
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  • Word is it's the divider.
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  • You start reading the Bible, and
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  • you're like, "You know, Lord, I
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  • thought this was what the
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  • direction was, I thought this is
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  • what I wanted.
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  • But as I read your Word, you're
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  • dividing between my soul and
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  • spirit, and your desires are
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  • becoming my desires now."
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  • But why?
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  • Because it's living and active.
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  • Number one way is by God's Word.
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  • And what does the Holy Spirit do
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  • with God's Word?
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  • Helps it to divide between soul
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  • and spirit, and gives us
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  • customized direction.
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  • Man does not live be bread
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  • alone, but man lives by every
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  • word that proceeds from God's
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  • mouth.
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  • Number two way that we're led is
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  • by peace, all right?
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  • Colossians 3, verse 15, says
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  • this from the Amplified Bible,
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  • it says, "And let the peace (the
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  • soul harmony which comes) from
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  • Christ rule (act as an umpire
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  • continually) in your hearts,
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  • (deciding and settling with
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  • finality all questions that
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  • arise in your minds, in that
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  • peaceful state) to which as
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  • (members of Christ's) one body
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  • you were also called (to live).
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  • And be thankful (be
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  • appreciative), giving praise to
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  • God always)."
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  • So, he tells us here, second way
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  • the Holy Spirit leads us is by
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  • peace.
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  • The way he words it in the
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  • Amplified, "Let the peace, the
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  • soul harmony that comes from
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  • God, let it rule or act as the
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  • umpire continually, deciding and
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  • settling with finality all
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  • matters that arise.
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  • In other words, when you have
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  • God's Word on something, you've
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  • got, you know, the leading of
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  • the Holy Spirit from God's Word
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  • on something, you've got a
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  • Scripture, a passage, a couple
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  • of verses that God has spoken to
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  • you to give you direction, to
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  • give you answers, then you check
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  • within your heart, within your
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  • spirit to look for peace.
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  • Do I have peace, do I have God's
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  • peace about it?
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  • You're listening to the umpire.
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  • You're like, "Okay, umpire,
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  • ball, strike?
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  • What is it?
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  • We good?"
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  • Is there peace there?
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  • And it's a safe guide when you
  • 00:20:49.170 --> 00:20:51.160
  • let the peace act as the umpire.
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  • He's telling us, "This is a safe
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  • guide."
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  • And so, here's the thing.
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  • So, when God's Word and peace
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  • are in agreement, you're good to
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  • go.
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  • You are good to go.
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  • You can know with finality
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  • you've heard from the Holy
  • 00:21:07.240 --> 00:21:08.220
  • Spirit, you've been led by the
  • 00:21:08.220 --> 00:21:10.080
  • Holy Spirit.
  • 00:21:10.080 --> 00:21:11.140
  • The Holy Spirit always bears
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  • witness with the Word.
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  • In fact, the Holy Spirit could
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  • not ever lead you apart from the
  • 00:21:16.020 --> 00:21:18.130
  • Word, he just couldn't do it.
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  • It would be against his nature.
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  • So, sometimes people might say,
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  • "Oh, well, I know the Lord led
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  • me to do this, or I know the
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  • Lord brought us together, or I
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  • know the Lord this and that."
  • 00:21:29.150 --> 00:21:30.260
  • But from God's Word, you might
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  • know that situation or that
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  • relationship is completely
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  • contrary to God's Word.
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  • Well, in that case, there's no
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  • way it was the Holy Spirit.
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  • It's not even possible.
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  • That's your soul getting
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  • confused and wanting to do
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  • something that really isn't
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  • God's leading.
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  • That's why it's so critical to
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  • get the Word.
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  • The Word divides.
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  • Always side in with the Word.
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  • Always side with the Word.
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  • Will your soul and body kick and
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  • scream?
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  • Yes, at times it will.
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  • But always side in with the
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  • Word.
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  • And then, when you find peace
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  • simultaneously, you are good to
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  • go.
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  • That's such a--that's an
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  • advantage, it's a supernatural
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  • advantage.
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  • And now you don't have to deal
  • 00:22:18.230 --> 00:22:19.210
  • with rerouting, rerouting,
  • 00:22:19.210 --> 00:22:21.050
  • rerouting.
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  • Now, you are just in the
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  • current.
  • 00:22:23.120 --> 00:22:24.080
  • Now, you are just flowing with
  • 00:22:24.080 --> 00:22:25.060
  • the Holy Spirit to his desired
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  • destination for you.
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  • And all the people said?
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  • What if you have one or the
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  • other?
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  • What if I have God's Word on it,
  • 00:22:33.120 --> 00:22:34.200
  • but I don't have peace?
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  • Then all that is is a matter of
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  • timing.
  • 00:22:37.010 --> 00:22:39.180
  • What if I have peace, but I
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  • don't have God's Word on it?
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  • Same thing, it's timing.
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  • Just spend time with the Lord,
  • 00:22:44.220 --> 00:22:46.000
  • spend time in his Word, spend
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  • time in prayer, and ask the Lord
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  • to give you both of those green
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  • lights.
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  • Once you have both green lights,
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  • you're good to go.
  • 00:22:52.010 --> 00:22:53.290
  • So, let's talk about a
  • 00:22:53.290 --> 00:22:54.250
  • couple of scenarios because what
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  • if I've got God's Word on
  • 00:22:55.270 --> 00:22:58.110
  • something, and I've got peace in
  • 00:22:58.110 --> 00:23:00.070
  • my heart about it, I sense, you
  • 00:23:00.070 --> 00:23:02.070
  • know, I'm heading in the right
  • 00:23:02.070 --> 00:23:03.130
  • direction, but let's say that
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  • I'm trying to discern the
  • 00:23:05.200 --> 00:23:07.100
  • desires of my heart.
  • 00:23:07.100 --> 00:23:09.020
  • I'm trying to discern desire,
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  • okay?
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  • So, desire is another indicator,
  • 00:23:11.150 --> 00:23:14.080
  • but it's not the primary one.
  • 00:23:14.080 --> 00:23:16.110
  • Because sometimes there's things
  • 00:23:16.110 --> 00:23:17.200
  • you really desire, but it's your
  • 00:23:17.200 --> 00:23:19.200
  • soul, it's not God, and you
  • 00:23:19.200 --> 00:23:21.170
  • shouldn't follow it.
  • 00:23:21.170 --> 00:23:23.090
  • Other times, there's things your
  • 00:23:23.090 --> 00:23:24.220
  • soul really doesn't desire, "I
  • 00:23:24.220 --> 00:23:27.180
  • really don't want to do that.
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  • I really don't desire that," but
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  • it is absolutely, 100% God.
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  • And you have to trust the Lord
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  • to work in you both to will and
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  • to do of his good pleasure.
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  • Can you see there's some
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  • scenarios here?
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  • So, let's look at a verse and
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  • see if this helps some of you.
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  • Look at Psalm 37.
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  • What do you do if you have a
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  • strong desire and you're trying
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  • to discern, is it from God or is
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  • it just from me?
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  • I've got God's Word on it, I've
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  • got peace in my heart.
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  • How do I discern desire?
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  • Psalm 37, verse 4, "Delight
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  • yourself also in the Lord, and
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  • he shall give you the desires of
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  • your heart."
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  • So, how can you know for sure
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  • that the desires in your heart
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  • are from the Lord?
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  • The litmus test is in that
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  • verse.
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  • How can you know for sure?
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  • If you've been delighting
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  • yourself in the Lord.
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  • What does that mean?
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  • It just means that in your
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  • heart, you want God's will.
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  • In your heart, you delight to do
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  • his will.
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  • You're not a rebel, you're not
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  • trying to do your own thing,
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  • you're not looking for all the
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  • sneaky little back doors.
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  • It's like, "No, God, I just want
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  • to do your will.
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  • I delight to do what you want me
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  • to do.
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  • My heart is seeking after you.
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  • I'm not a perfect Christian, I
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  • haven't done everything
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  • perfectly.
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  • But in my heart, I only want
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  • your will, and I'm even willing
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  • to make tough choices if I have
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  • to because I really want your
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  • will.
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  • I really delight to want you to
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  • lead me.
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  • Listen, you're a candidate.
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  • He's not saying to you, "You big
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  • dummy."
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  • He's saying potentially, "I'm
  • 00:25:03.070 --> 00:25:04.230
  • rerouting, I'm rerouting, I'm
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  • rerouting.
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  • But you've been delighting
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  • yourself in me, and I've put
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  • some desires in your heart, and
  • 00:25:09.260 --> 00:25:11.100
  • guess what?
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  • You can trust it."
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  • You can trust it.
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  • I think sometimes God puts
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  • desires in our hearts, and then
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  • we're, like, trying to push them
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  • down.
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  • We're like, "Get thee behind me,
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  • Satan."
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  • And the Lord's like, "Uh, hello?
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  • But it's me.
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  • It's me, the Holy Spirit.
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  • You've been delighting yourself
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  • in me.
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  • I'm giving you desires, quit
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  • trying to suppress them."
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  • Those desires absolutely have to
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  • be congruent with God's Word and
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  • with peace.
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  • Because sometimes you have
  • 00:25:40.010 --> 00:25:41.030
  • desires, they're not God's
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  • desires for you, it's just the
  • 00:25:42.130 --> 00:25:43.260
  • flesh, it's just our soul.
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  • Are you guys following?
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  • If we want the John 10:10, the
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  • Jeremiah 29:11, the 3 John 2, if
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  • we want God's plan and purpose,
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  • this Spirit empowered life,
  • 00:25:53.230 --> 00:25:55.120
  • what's our job?
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  • Be led.
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