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Angels and Demons: Facing Demons

Watch Angels and Demons: Facing Demons
February 21, 2017
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Bil Cornelius

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Angels and Demons: Facing Demons

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  • - female announcer: Excuses may
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  • be the only thing keeping you
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  • from who God has called you
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  • to be.
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  • In his new DVD message,
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  • Pastor Bil teaches us
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  • how to overcome
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  • the most common excuses
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  • - Bil: You see God what
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  • he speaks over you is the truth.
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  • Don't let the devil label you
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  • because a label becomes a libel,
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  • it becomes a lie.
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  • It's not what the devil says
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  • you are or what you have done
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  • that matters.
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  • It's what God says you are
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  • and he says you're his child
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  • - announcer: As a thank you
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  • for your gift of any amount
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  • to Bil Cornelius Ministries,
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  • a copy of,
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  • "Straight Outta Excuses:
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  • Make Some Noise."
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  • For a gift of $40 or more you
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  • of "Make Some Noise"
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  • "Strait Outta Excuses" series,
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  • call 855-357-4422
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  • - Bil Cornelius: See,
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  • a lot of us don't even need
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  • demons to mess with us
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  • 'cause we're too busy
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  • screwing our own lives up.
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  • "Oh, come on, Pastor,
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  • just hang out with some friends,
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  • just going to the club."
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  • That's no problem.
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  • Go ahead, enjoy it.
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  • It's only gonna cost you
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  • about a decade.
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  • And so, one of the best ways
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  • that the devil or demons can get
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  • you is to get you to quit
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  • - Bil: You are the church
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  • - Bil: Thank you.
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  • Great to have you guys.
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  • Thank you, guys.
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  • Today, we're concluding
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  • our series on angels and demons.
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  • It's been a really fun series
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  • and today we're talking
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  • about facing demons.
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  • Pull out your notes,
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  • if you would.
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  • And let's start off
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  • with our mission statement.
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  • As a church,
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  • our mission is what?
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  • Is to take as many people
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  • to heaven as we can
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  • before we die, period.
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  • That's what we're all about
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  • here at Church Unlimited.
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  • Again, thanks for joining us
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  • today.
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  • Thanks for being
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  • part of our services today.
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  • So, let's dive right in.
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  • Let's look at some Scripture
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  • on this.
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  • Look at Acts chapter 19.
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  • The Apostle Paul had
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  • phenomenal power.
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  • In fact, it's interesting
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  • that God gave him power
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  • that he could heal people,
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  • but there's other parts
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  • of Scripture where he doesn't.
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  • So I don't think he
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  • just had this all the time,
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  • but there were seasons
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  • of such power in his life.
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  • And the reason
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  • I want to bring this up
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  • is because a lot of Christians
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  • get frustrated when they read
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  • Scriptures like this and they
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  • say, "Why can't I experience
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  • the miraculous?
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  • Like, why don't we see miracles
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  • happening all around us like you
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  • saw in the Bible times?"
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  • And I can explain that
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  • and the reason why is because
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  • in the Bible where you see
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  • that is when God was introducing
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  • himself to a new people group.
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  • And so, he introduced himself
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  • to the people of Jerusalem
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  • in Acts chapter 2.
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  • Miracles happen.
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  • The Apostle Paul would go
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  • to Rome, miracles happen.
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  • He's, you know, he's
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  • on the Isle of Patmos,
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  • John's there.
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  • In other words, like wherever
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  • they go and they take the gospel
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  • to a new area, miracles happen.
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  • And the reason I'm bringing it
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  • up is 'cause the one area
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  • that you do still consistently
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  • see the miraculous
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  • still happening
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  • is with missionaries.
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  • When they go around the world, I
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  • hear the craziest stories where
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  • missionaries--in fact, I forget
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  • the term for it but there's
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  • actually a textbook word for it
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  • that missionaries know when they
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  • come back and they share
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  • their stories to kind of tone
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  • some stuff down 'cause it
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  • will freak everyone out
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  • and they'll think,
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  • they gotta be lying.
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  • That can't be true.
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  • Well, it is true.
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  • This stuff happens like crazy.
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  • It just happens where there's
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  • people that don't know Jesus
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  • and so there needs to be
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  • a miraculous sign to believe
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  • that, "Oh, this must be real."
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  • So, we're here.
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  • We're saturated with the gospel
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  • in America so you don't see
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  • a whole lot of miraculous things
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  • because of that 'cause we're
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  • just saturated with it.
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  • I think we're starting to see
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  • some stuff again 'cause I think
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  • a lot of Americans
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  • are really deceived and they
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  • don't realize that God is real.
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  • And so, but for many years,
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  • we were very much founded
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  • as a Christian nation, but we
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  • are getting away from that
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  • so there's a lot of spiritual
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  • battle going on right now
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  • so you'll start to see
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  • more miracles happening.
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  • People don't realize when they
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  • say, "I wanna see
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  • miracles in my life,"
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  • what you're actually asking for
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  • is a fight 'cause miracles
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  • are needed when there's
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  • a spiritual battle going on.
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  • And so, that's when you
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  • typically see
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  • those kind of things happening.
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  • So, let's look at the Scripture.
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  • Here we see the Apostle Paul.
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  • He's got this miraculous power
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  • on his life as he shares
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  • the gospel.
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  • It says, "God gave Paul
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  • the power to do
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  • unusual miracles,
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  • so that even when his clothing
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  • was placed on sick people,
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  • they were healed, and any demons
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  • within them came out.
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  • A team of itinerant Jews
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  • experimented using
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  • the name of the Lord Jesus.
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  • The incantation they decided
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  • on was this: 'I adjure you
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  • by Jesus, whom Paul preaches,
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  • to come out!'
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  • But when they tried it
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  • on a man possessed
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  • by a demon, the demon replied,
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  • 'I know Jesus and I know Paul,
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  • but who are you?'
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  • And he leaped on two of them
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  • and beat them up, so that they
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  • fled out of his house naked
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  • and badly injured.
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  • The story of what happened
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  • spread quickly.
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  • Fear descended on the city,
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  • and the name of the Lord Jesus
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  • was greatly honored.
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  • Many of the believers
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  • who had been practicing
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  • black magic repented and burned
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  • their incantation books
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  • and charms at a public bonfire.
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  • The whole area was stirred
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  • by God's message."
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  • In the Scripture, we see
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  • that this Scripture pits
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  • miracles versus magic.
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  • And so, and if you're
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  • the kind of person that likes
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  • magic and if you're
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  • really into it and you delve
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  • into playing with it
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  • a little bit, at some point
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  • you're gonna come to a decision
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  • where you have to make
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  • a decision to say,
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  • "Am I going to cross over
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  • and begin to trust
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  • in other spirits,
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  • or am I simply gonna enjoy magic
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  • from the standpoint of it's
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  • really just an illusion?"
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  • 'Cause at some point, you gotta
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  • differentiate between those two.
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  • Are you doing illusions, right,
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  • David Copperfield, or are you
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  • crossing over, Mr. Mind freak?
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  • And I don't mean to determine
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  • what those guys are into
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  • and what they're not,
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  • but when I talk to other people
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  • about magic, there comes a point
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  • where you say, okay,
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  • you gotta realize
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  • some of these tricks
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  • are only possible 'cause you're
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  • trusting in an unseen force
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  • that is not God so you gotta be
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  • aware at some point.
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  • And so, tricks are great.
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  • That's fun.
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  • But when it goes from tricks
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  • to trusting in spirits,
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  • I wouldn't mess with that.
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  • That's where problems come in.
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  • And so, at this point,
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  • these guys are trying
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  • to cast out demons and they
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  • don't even know Jesus.
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  • That's a big, big mistake
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  • that they made.
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  • Number one is with Christ
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  • in you, you're greater
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  • than the demons or evil you
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  • are facing.
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  • With Christ in you,
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  • you are greater than the demons
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  • or evil you are facing.
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  • Without Christ, you're not.
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  • I think it's interesting
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  • in Scripture time and again
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  • we see when someone was
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  • a, watch you call, demoniac,
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  • which means they were filled
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  • with demons and when they
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  • would just go crazy, you know?
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  • You see them living, I mean,
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  • Mark chapter 5, a guy's,
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  • like, living in the catacombs,
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  • which is basically living
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  • in a cemetery
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  • and, you know, they say he
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  • would run around naked.
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  • I think it's interesting
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  • in Scripture time and again when
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  • you someone that was dealing
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  • with a demonic, they always were
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  • naked.
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  • And I never really understood
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  • that and so I started realizing
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  • if you can't get something out
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  • of you, then what are you trying
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  • to do?
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  • You're like, "I just need
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  • to get this out of me," so you
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  • just start taking off stuff
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  • 'cause you're trying to get it
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  • out of you but it's not coming
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  • out of you.
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  • That's why they're naked.
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  • They're like, "I don't know what
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  • to do to get this out of me,"
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  • so they just start taking off
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  • their clothes, right?
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  • And we think that's
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  • kind of funny but the reality is
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  • that think about, what do people
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  • in our culture do?
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  • "Oh, you want a new you?
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  • You need a makeover,
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  • new clothes."
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  • No, that's the same old you.
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  • You just got new clothes.
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  • You don't need to turn over
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  • a new leaf.
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  • You need a new life
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  • and that's what Jesus is for.
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  • So we kind of do understand it
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  • from that standpoint.
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  • And so, these guys try
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  • to cast out a demon, but they
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  • didn't know Jesus, and so that
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  • was a big, big mistake.
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  • They got beat up by a demon
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  • because of it.
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  • Look at the next Scripture.
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  • It says in 1 Peter 5:8--this is
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  • really one to hone in on today.
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  • It says,
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  • "Be alert and of sober mind."
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  • Please underline that,
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  • "sober mind."
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  • "Your enemy the devil prowls
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  • around like a roaring lion
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  • looking for someone to devour.
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  • Resist him, stand firm
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  • in the faith, because you know
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  • that the family of believers
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  • throughout the world
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  • is undergoing
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  • the same kind of sufferings."
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  • And so, it says here, you know,
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  • that the devil or demons
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  • are like a roaring lion.
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  • It's like a real lion,
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  • not like the Disney kind
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  • that goes, "Hakuna Matata."
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  • No, not that kind,
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  • like a real lion, that will eat
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  • you, that will kill you, okay?
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  • And so, a real lion,
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  • what do real lions do?
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  • How do they hunt their prey?
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  • Well, if you don't know this,
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  • let me explain this.
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  • Lions hunt their prey by waiting
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  • for someone weak to fall out
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  • of the pack and the moment
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  • one weak hyena falls out
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  • of the pack, one weak wolf
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  • falls out of the pack,
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  • one weak sheep falls out
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  • of the pack, you name it, deer,
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  • just whatever the pack
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  • happens to be, when one falls
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  • out of the pack, they devour it.
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  • They go for that one.
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  • And so, one of the best ways
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  • that the devil or demons can get
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  • you is to get you to quit
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  • hanging out with believers,
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  • to get you to fall out
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  • of that pack.
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  • "Oh, I don't need church."
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  • You don't need church
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  • as long as you're comfortable
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  • with being devoured.
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  • But if you don't wanna be
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  • devoured, you might want
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  • to stay in church.
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  • We need believers.
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  • We need to be surrounded
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  • by some Christians because
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  • there's accountability there.
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  • There's protection there.
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  • We get right thinking.
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  • But when you begin to wander off
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  • in other relationships other
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  • than your believing friends,
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  • your God-fearing friends,
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  • when you begin to wander off,
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  • you are setting yourself up
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  • for a problem.
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  • This is why we believe
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  • in community.
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  • One of our core values here
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  • at Church Unlimited
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  • is just being together.
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  • A community means we are
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  • changed lives changing lives.
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  • And so, this may sound simple
  • 00:09:04.060 --> 00:09:05.130
  • but not going to church,
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  • you're setting yourself up
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  • for the demonic in your life,
  • 00:09:07.020 --> 00:09:08.260
  • for a demon to begin
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  • to attack you.
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  • And we keep thinking
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  • of this physical attack stuff,
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  • but that's really not how demons
  • 00:09:13.030 --> 00:09:13.270
  • attack you and they try to get
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  • your mind to not be sober.
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  • What does that mean?
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  • Your thinking
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  • is no longer clear.
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  • And so, for example,
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  • did you know that 80% of kids
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  • that grew up in church don't go
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  • to church when they go off
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  • to college?
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  • Eighty percent drop out
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  • when they go to college.
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  • Think about that.
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  • So they quit going to church.
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  • And by the way, you know how you
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  • fight that stat?
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  • The one group of students
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  • that continue to go to church
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  • when they go off to college are
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  • the group of students
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  • that, in their church that they
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  • grew up in, served.
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  • Did you know that?
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  • Because it began to be
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  • a part of who they are
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  • so when they go off to college,
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  • they're not complete until they
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  • find a church to serve in.
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  • Those are the students who
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  • continue to be part of a church.
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  • So, you don't--you quit
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  • going to church.
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  • You don't have the influence
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  • in your life.
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  • Then you hear these professors
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  • talk about how God's not real
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  • all day long, and so eventually
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  • you no longer have a sober mind.
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  • You're not thinking clearly
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  • about the things of God
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  • at all, and this is why
  • 00:10:02.000 --> 00:10:03.050
  • three Christmases into college,
  • 00:10:03.050 --> 00:10:04.200
  • you're son or your daughter
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  • comes home and says,
  • 00:10:05.070 --> 00:10:05.210
  • "I don't know
  • 00:10:05.210 --> 00:10:06.060
  • about all this God stuff."
  • 00:10:06.060 --> 00:10:07.010
  • And you're like, "What?
  • 00:10:07.010 --> 00:10:08.130
  • Where'd you get that?"
  • 00:10:08.130 --> 00:10:09.280
  • It's real simple.
  • 00:10:09.280 --> 00:10:10.140
  • They just pulled out of the pack
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  • and they're easy
  • 00:10:12.110 --> 00:10:13.090
  • to be picked off.
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  • So be careful when you pull out
  • 00:10:15.160 --> 00:10:17.050
  • of the pack.
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  • See, some of you right now
  • 00:10:17.270 --> 00:10:18.200
  • are thinking, "That doesn't
  • 00:10:18.200 --> 00:10:19.070
  • make sense to me, Pastor.
  • 00:10:19.070 --> 00:10:20.040
  • I thought this was about
  • 00:10:20.040 --> 00:10:20.260
  • the demonic."
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  • Let me show you
  • 00:10:21.110 --> 00:10:21.260
  • another Scripture.
  • 00:10:21.260 --> 00:10:22.220
  • 1 Corinthians 15:33 says,
  • 00:10:22.220 --> 00:10:24.010
  • "Do not be misled:
  • 00:10:24.010 --> 00:10:25.170
  • 'Bad company corrupts
  • 00:10:25.170 --> 00:10:26.130
  • good character.'
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  • Come back to your senses
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  • as you ought, and stop sinning."
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  • So some of you right now
  • 00:10:29.160 --> 00:10:30.080
  • are thinking, "I'd never fall
  • 00:10:30.080 --> 00:10:31.290
  • for a demon.
  • 00:10:31.290 --> 00:10:33.030
  • That's ridiculous."
  • 00:10:33.030 --> 00:10:33.250
  • Yeah, but you fell
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  • for the wrong guy.
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  • And the demon's like,
  • 00:10:36.230 --> 00:10:37.100
  • "I don't need to mess with her.
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  • She's gonna screw up
  • 00:10:38.210 --> 00:10:39.080
  • her own life.
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  • I don't need to possess her
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  • 'cause Mr. Good Looking's
  • 00:10:43.070 --> 00:10:44.120
  • gonna possess her.
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  • I don't need to possess him
  • 00:10:47.290 --> 00:10:49.090
  • because he's too busy walking
  • 00:10:49.090 --> 00:10:50.190
  • around chasing that girl
  • 00:10:50.190 --> 00:10:52.190
  • that doesn't love God, and so
  • 00:10:52.190 --> 00:10:54.090
  • she'll take care of the business
  • 00:10:54.090 --> 00:10:55.200
  • for me.
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  • He'll take care--I don't need
  • 00:10:56.050 --> 00:10:57.140
  • to mess them up.
  • 00:10:57.140 --> 00:10:58.090
  • They're too good
  • 00:10:58.090 --> 00:10:59.010
  • at messing themselves up."
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  • It got quiet in here.
  • 00:11:02.150 --> 00:11:05.100
  • See, a lot of us don't even need
  • 00:11:05.100 --> 00:11:06.030
  • demons to mess with us
  • 00:11:06.030 --> 00:11:06.260
  • 'cause we're too busy screwing
  • 00:11:06.260 --> 00:11:07.260
  • our own lives up.
  • 00:11:07.260 --> 00:11:09.130
  • "Oh, come on, Pastor,
  • 00:11:09.130 --> 00:11:10.090
  • just hang out with some friends,
  • 00:11:10.090 --> 00:11:11.110
  • just going to the club."
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  • That's no problem.
  • 00:11:12.080 --> 00:11:13.030
  • Go ahead, enjoy it.
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  • It's only gonna cost you about
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  • a decade, just about a decade
  • 00:11:14.260 --> 00:11:17.130
  • delay, dating the wrong person.
  • 00:11:17.240 --> 00:11:20.240
  • You know,
  • 00:11:20.240 --> 00:11:21.090
  • "Oh, you know, but she's hot."
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  • Yeah, that won't last that long.
  • 00:11:24.240 --> 00:11:26.150
  • I hate to break it to you,
  • 00:11:26.150 --> 00:11:27.080
  • but that's gonna wear off
  • 00:11:27.080 --> 00:11:28.250
  • and you realize that you
  • 00:11:28.250 --> 00:11:29.180
  • walked away from the Lord.
  • 00:11:29.180 --> 00:11:31.140
  • "Oh, but Pastor, he's rich."
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  • That just means that when he
  • 00:11:34.180 --> 00:11:35.120
  • divorces you, he's got
  • 00:11:35.120 --> 00:11:36.070
  • more expensive attorneys
  • 00:11:36.070 --> 00:11:37.130
  • than you.
  • 00:11:38.090 --> 00:11:41.090
  • That doesn't end well.
  • 00:11:41.090 --> 00:11:43.270
  • It's a decade delay.
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  • And so, I don't recommend that.
  • 00:11:46.030 --> 00:11:47.200
  • Sometimes the best way a demon
  • 00:11:47.200 --> 00:11:49.020
  • can get you is just to get you
  • 00:11:49.020 --> 00:11:50.080
  • to fall in love
  • 00:11:50.080 --> 00:11:51.000
  • with the wrong person
  • 00:11:51.000 --> 00:11:52.210
  • or to start hanging out
  • 00:11:52.210 --> 00:11:53.120
  • with the wrong group.
  • 00:11:53.120 --> 00:11:54.180
  • No demons necessary.
  • 00:11:54.180 --> 00:11:55.190
  • At that point they're like...
  • 00:11:55.190 --> 00:11:57.000
  • "My work's done here.
  • 00:11:57.000 --> 00:11:59.000
  • That should take care of them
  • 00:11:59.000 --> 00:11:59.190
  • for about a decade."
  • 00:11:59.190 --> 00:12:02.000
  • And so, we do it to ourselves
  • 00:12:02.000 --> 00:12:03.230
  • a lot of times.
  • 00:12:03.230 --> 00:12:04.140
  • We no longer are sober minded
  • 00:12:04.140 --> 00:12:06.040
  • about the things of God because
  • 00:12:06.040 --> 00:12:07.000
  • we're hanging out with people
  • 00:12:07.000 --> 00:12:07.180
  • that don't believe in God
  • 00:12:07.180 --> 00:12:09.100
  • and so we just walk away.
  • 00:12:09.100 --> 00:12:10.150
  • We don't even realize it,
  • 00:12:10.150 --> 00:12:11.100
  • but we have set ourselves up.
  • 00:12:11.100 --> 00:12:13.000
  • We are prey to the devil.
  • 00:12:13.000 --> 00:12:14.250
  • We are setting ourselves up
  • 00:12:14.250 --> 00:12:15.250
  • to be attacked by the demonic
  • 00:12:15.250 --> 00:12:18.030
  • and what I mean by that
  • 00:12:18.030 --> 00:12:18.260
  • is that we just quit thinking
  • 00:12:18.260 --> 00:12:19.210
  • about God.
  • 00:12:19.210 --> 00:12:20.100
  • See, demons don't care
  • 00:12:20.100 --> 00:12:21.020
  • whether you worship them at all.
  • 00:12:21.020 --> 00:12:22.040
  • What they really want you to do
  • 00:12:22.040 --> 00:12:23.020
  • is just not believe that there's
  • 00:12:23.020 --> 00:12:23.280
  • a God who loves you.
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  • They want to make sure you don't
  • 00:12:25.170 --> 00:12:26.060
  • believe in Jesus and that you
  • 00:12:26.060 --> 00:12:27.060
  • certainly, if you do believe
  • 00:12:27.060 --> 00:12:27.250
  • in Jesus, that you
  • 00:12:27.250 --> 00:12:28.140
  • certainly don't pass it around
  • 00:12:28.140 --> 00:12:29.070
  • to anyone else.
  • 00:12:29.070 --> 00:12:30.230
  • They just want to get you
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  • to doubt everything you believe,
  • 00:12:31.120 --> 00:12:32.190
  • and question it all,
  • 00:12:32.190 --> 00:12:33.250
  • and just sort of walk away
  • 00:12:33.250 --> 00:12:34.250
  • from God, then they succeeded.
  • 00:12:34.250 --> 00:12:36.050
  • They have neutralized the enemy
  • 00:12:36.050 --> 00:12:38.120
  • in their mind if they do that
  • 00:12:38.120 --> 00:12:39.200
  • to you.
  • 00:12:39.200 --> 00:12:41.050
  • And so, you have to understand
  • 00:12:41.050 --> 00:12:41.260
  • that's one of the ways you know
  • 00:12:41.260 --> 00:12:43.060
  • that it's demonic.
  • 00:12:43.060 --> 00:12:44.080
  • There's a lot of things
  • 00:12:44.080 --> 00:12:44.250
  • about the demonic.
  • 00:12:44.250 --> 00:12:45.140
  • I was looking
  • 00:12:45.140 --> 00:12:45.290
  • at some other Scripture,
  • 00:12:45.290 --> 00:12:46.190
  • Mark chapter 5,
  • 00:12:46.190 --> 00:12:47.190
  • talks about how this person
  • 00:12:47.190 --> 00:12:49.220
  • that was dealing with demons,
  • 00:12:49.220 --> 00:12:51.020
  • he was cutting himself.
  • 00:12:51.020 --> 00:12:53.120
  • You know, when you hear
  • 00:12:53.120 --> 00:12:53.280
  • about a kid cutting themselves,
  • 00:12:53.280 --> 00:12:55.100
  • it's not a self-esteem issue.
  • 00:12:55.100 --> 00:12:56.250
  • That's a demon.
  • 00:12:56.250 --> 00:12:59.010
  • That's what's going on there,
  • 00:12:59.010 --> 00:13:00.150
  • trying to devalue yourself.
  • 00:13:00.150 --> 00:13:03.060
  • "Well, I'm just not worth it.
  • 00:13:03.060 --> 00:13:04.030
  • I just--I'm ugly.
  • 00:13:04.030 --> 00:13:04.260
  • I'm horrible.
  • 00:13:04.260 --> 00:13:05.140
  • I'm this and that."
  • 00:13:05.140 --> 00:13:06.060
  • And they're cutting themselves.
  • 00:13:06.060 --> 00:13:08.170
  • So, if that's going on
  • 00:13:08.170 --> 00:13:10.040
  • with one of your kids
  • 00:13:10.040 --> 00:13:11.040
  • or with you,
  • 00:13:11.040 --> 00:13:12.070
  • you need to get some help.
  • 00:13:12.070 --> 00:13:13.260
  • You're facing the demonic.
  • 00:13:13.260 --> 00:13:15.260
  • That's what that's about.
  • 00:13:15.260 --> 00:13:16.200
  • Mark chapter 5,
  • 00:13:16.200 --> 00:13:17.120
  • read it for yourself.
  • 00:13:17.120 --> 00:13:18.280
  • It's right there
  • 00:13:18.280 --> 00:13:19.130
  • in the Scripture,
  • 00:13:19.130 --> 00:13:20.030
  • and so that's what that's about.
  • 00:13:20.030 --> 00:13:21.220
  • It's crazy, but that stuff
  • 00:13:21.220 --> 00:13:22.260
  • happens all the time.
  • 00:13:22.260 --> 00:13:24.120
  • Number two, demons prey
  • 00:13:24.120 --> 00:13:25.070
  • on your weakness and isolation
  • 00:13:25.070 --> 00:13:27.100
  • from Christians.
  • 00:13:27.100 --> 00:13:28.130
  • They prey on your weakness
  • 00:13:28.130 --> 00:13:29.260
  • and isolation from Christians.
  • 00:13:29.260 --> 00:13:32.160
  • I mean, listen,
  • 00:13:32.160 --> 00:13:33.080
  • you can either hear it
  • 00:13:33.080 --> 00:13:34.000
  • from the classroom or you
  • 00:13:34.000 --> 00:13:34.250
  • can experience it in a lab.
  • 00:13:34.250 --> 00:13:35.250
  • Which one you want?
  • 00:13:35.250 --> 00:13:37.280
  • It's a lot less painful
  • 00:13:37.280 --> 00:13:38.220
  • just to say,
  • 00:13:38.220 --> 00:13:39.080
  • "I'm gonna stay away
  • 00:13:39.080 --> 00:13:40.000
  • from that stuff," than it is
  • 00:13:40.000 --> 00:13:41.160
  • to start messing with the stuff.
  • 00:13:41.160 --> 00:13:42.160
  • And so, it's very, very real.
  • 00:13:42.160 --> 00:13:43.260
  • Number three, do not give demons
  • 00:13:43.260 --> 00:13:45.250
  • a portal into your life.
  • 00:13:45.250 --> 00:13:48.090
  • A portal is just--
  • 00:13:48.090 --> 00:13:49.130
  • Google's a portal.
  • 00:13:49.130 --> 00:13:49.280
  • It's an Internet portal.
  • 00:13:49.280 --> 00:13:51.010
  • A portal is a just a gateway.
  • 00:13:51.010 --> 00:13:52.130
  • And so, here some portals,
  • 00:13:52.130 --> 00:13:53.260
  • tarot cards, palm readers,
  • 00:13:53.260 --> 00:13:56.080
  • Ouija boards, also called
  • 00:13:56.080 --> 00:13:57.080
  • spirit boards, demonic movies,
  • 00:13:57.080 --> 00:13:58.260
  • demonic tv shows, demonic music
  • 00:13:58.260 --> 00:14:00.160
  • and books.
  • 00:14:00.160 --> 00:14:01.200
  • A portal is a gateway to evil.
  • 00:14:02.100 --> 00:14:05.100
  • There's
  • 00:14:05.100 --> 00:14:05.250
  • a lot of different portals,
  • 00:14:05.250 --> 00:14:07.190
  • but I want to talk about
  • 00:14:07.190 --> 00:14:08.080
  • two common portals that you may
  • 00:14:08.080 --> 00:14:09.090
  • have not have thought that are
  • 00:14:09.090 --> 00:14:10.180
  • demonic but are very demonic.
  • 00:14:10.180 --> 00:14:11.270
  • Remember the Scripture I
  • 00:14:11.270 --> 00:14:12.120
  • just read you earlier?
  • 00:14:12.120 --> 00:14:12.280
  • It said,
  • 00:14:12.280 --> 00:14:13.130
  • "Be alert and of sober mind."
  • 00:14:13.140 --> 00:14:16.140
  • So, there's two things I know
  • 00:14:16.140 --> 00:14:17.110
  • that will un-sober your mind,
  • 00:14:17.110 --> 00:14:19.150
  • that will fill your mind in ways
  • 00:14:19.150 --> 00:14:21.010
  • that it's really hard to think
  • 00:14:21.010 --> 00:14:22.080
  • straight and will affect you.
  • 00:14:22.080 --> 00:14:24.080
  • And I believe
  • 00:14:24.080 --> 00:14:24.230
  • it's truly demonic.
  • 00:14:24.230 --> 00:14:25.150
  • The two that are the most common
  • 00:14:25.150 --> 00:14:26.260
  • that people do not think about
  • 00:14:26.260 --> 00:14:27.240
  • as being demonic are pornography
  • 00:14:27.240 --> 00:14:30.040
  • and drugs.
  • 00:14:30.040 --> 00:14:32.070
  • Pornography, I am absolutely
  • 00:14:32.070 --> 00:14:34.110
  • convinced is demonic as can be.
  • 00:14:34.110 --> 00:14:37.100
  • And so, the truth is
  • 00:14:37.100 --> 00:14:38.140
  • is that if you really uncover
  • 00:14:38.140 --> 00:14:41.040
  • the pornography industry,
  • 00:14:41.040 --> 00:14:42.200
  • what you're gonna find
  • 00:14:42.200 --> 00:14:43.150
  • is that you're not
  • 00:14:43.150 --> 00:14:44.260
  • just watching, you know,
  • 00:14:44.260 --> 00:14:46.130
  • a guy and a girl have sex,
  • 00:14:46.130 --> 00:14:48.040
  • or two girls,
  • 00:14:48.040 --> 00:14:48.220
  • or whatever you're watching,
  • 00:14:48.220 --> 00:14:50.050
  • whatever it happens to be,
  • 00:14:50.050 --> 00:14:51.010
  • you're not just watching that.
  • 00:14:51.010 --> 00:14:52.230
  • You're not just watching nudity.
  • 00:14:52.230 --> 00:14:54.040
  • You're watching
  • 00:14:54.040 --> 00:14:54.210
  • something demonic.
  • 00:14:54.210 --> 00:14:55.130
  • Most of those people involved
  • 00:14:55.130 --> 00:14:56.180
  • in that, by the way,
  • 00:14:56.180 --> 00:14:57.090
  • are doing drugs.
  • 00:14:57.090 --> 00:14:58.110
  • That's the only way they
  • 00:14:58.110 --> 00:14:59.030
  • can continue to do
  • 00:14:59.030 --> 00:15:00.100
  • these kind of things is 'cause
  • 00:15:00.100 --> 00:15:02.040
  • they're high all the time.
  • 00:15:02.040 --> 00:15:03.250
  • Most of them started because
  • 00:15:03.250 --> 00:15:05.060
  • they were so addicted to drugs
  • 00:15:05.060 --> 00:15:06.250
  • that the person that provides
  • 00:15:06.250 --> 00:15:08.230
  • the drugs says, "I'll give you
  • 00:15:08.230 --> 00:15:10.050
  • drugs if you're perform
  • 00:15:10.050 --> 00:15:11.090
  • this scene for me on camera."
  • 00:15:11.180 --> 00:15:14.180
  • That's how most of them
  • 00:15:14.180 --> 00:15:15.060
  • start off with this or they're
  • 00:15:15.060 --> 00:15:17.000
  • attracted to power that they
  • 00:15:17.000 --> 00:15:19.100
  • feel like they get
  • 00:15:19.100 --> 00:15:20.100
  • from the people
  • 00:15:20.100 --> 00:15:20.280
  • that are worshiping as they
  • 00:15:20.280 --> 00:15:22.040
  • dance on the pole
  • 00:15:22.040 --> 00:15:23.020
  • and eventually do
  • 00:15:23.020 --> 00:15:24.110
  • whatever they're gonna do
  • 00:15:24.110 --> 00:15:25.030
  • in front of a camera.
  • 00:15:25.030 --> 00:15:27.030
  • And so, they're attracted
  • 00:15:27.030 --> 00:15:27.250
  • to that.
  • 00:15:27.250 --> 00:15:28.130
  • It's demonic, guys.
  • 00:15:28.130 --> 00:15:29.110
  • First of all, there's
  • 00:15:29.110 --> 00:15:29.280
  • human trafficking involved
  • 00:15:29.280 --> 00:15:30.260
  • in most of this anyways.
  • 00:15:30.260 --> 00:15:32.160
  • And so, it's very evil.
  • 00:15:32.160 --> 00:15:34.000
  • And it begins to warp your mind
  • 00:15:34.000 --> 00:15:36.100
  • if you watch this stuff.
  • 00:15:36.100 --> 00:15:37.260
  • It changes how you view people.
  • 00:15:37.260 --> 00:15:40.060
  • And so, you no longer have
  • 00:15:40.060 --> 00:15:41.040
  • a sober mind.
  • 00:15:41.040 --> 00:15:42.010
  • And so, if you have that coming
  • 00:15:42.010 --> 00:15:42.290
  • in, you may just think,
  • 00:15:42.290 --> 00:15:43.180
  • "Oh, I just got some stuff.
  • 00:15:43.180 --> 00:15:44.070
  • I'll look on the Internet
  • 00:15:44.070 --> 00:15:44.290
  • occasionally."
  • 00:15:44.290 --> 00:15:45.200
  • But actually, you're inviting
  • 00:15:45.200 --> 00:15:46.180
  • the demonic into your home.
  • 00:15:46.180 --> 00:15:49.030
  • I don't know if you realize
  • 00:15:49.030 --> 00:15:49.210
  • that or not.
  • 00:15:49.210 --> 00:15:50.170
  • This is a really big deal.
  • 00:15:50.170 --> 00:15:52.020
  • The other one is drugs.
  • 00:15:52.020 --> 00:15:53.010
  • I see this over and again.
  • 00:15:53.010 --> 00:15:54.060
  • Just a while back,
  • 00:15:54.060 --> 00:15:55.230
  • I was with a very sweet family
  • 00:15:55.230 --> 00:15:56.290
  • that comes to our church
  • 00:15:56.290 --> 00:15:57.290
  • and their son got involved
  • 00:15:57.290 --> 00:15:59.040
  • in drugs.
  • 00:15:59.040 --> 00:16:00.110
  • And they asked me to come over
  • 00:16:00.110 --> 00:16:01.280
  • and help, and so I did.
  • 00:16:01.280 --> 00:16:03.090
  • And I was talking with their son
  • 00:16:03.090 --> 00:16:04.070
  • and he just was--it's how it
  • 00:16:04.070 --> 00:16:05.240
  • always starts.
  • 00:16:05.240 --> 00:16:06.140
  • He wanted to be cool so he
  • 00:16:06.140 --> 00:16:07.250
  • just casually, you know,
  • 00:16:07.250 --> 00:16:09.050
  • took a hit of some marijuana,
  • 00:16:09.050 --> 00:16:11.130
  • thought he was being cool.
  • 00:16:11.130 --> 00:16:12.140
  • And again, that's a gateway.
  • 00:16:12.140 --> 00:16:13.280
  • It doesn't stop with marijuana.
  • 00:16:13.280 --> 00:16:14.280
  • You start with marijuana,
  • 00:16:14.280 --> 00:16:15.190
  • you end with meth.
  • 00:16:15.190 --> 00:16:16.190
  • You start with marijuana,
  • 00:16:16.190 --> 00:16:17.070
  • you end with cocaine.
  • 00:16:17.070 --> 00:16:18.250
  • I mean, you know, it just goes
  • 00:16:18.250 --> 00:16:20.050
  • from one to the other and now
  • 00:16:20.050 --> 00:16:21.210
  • this young man can't explain
  • 00:16:21.210 --> 00:16:23.160
  • why he's only 18 years old
  • 00:16:23.160 --> 00:16:24.180
  • and completely addicted.
  • 00:16:24.180 --> 00:16:26.210
  • It's very unfair.
  • 00:16:26.210 --> 00:16:27.130
  • It's very demonic because demons
  • 00:16:27.130 --> 00:16:29.070
  • and the devil are so smart they
  • 00:16:29.070 --> 00:16:30.070
  • figure, "Let me get you addicted
  • 00:16:30.070 --> 00:16:31.230
  • at such a young age you don't
  • 00:16:31.230 --> 00:16:32.260
  • even have the emotional maturity
  • 00:16:32.260 --> 00:16:34.000
  • to know how to get out of this,
  • 00:16:34.000 --> 00:16:35.010
  • but yet you're
  • 00:16:35.010 --> 00:16:35.160
  • completely addicted."
  • 00:16:35.160 --> 00:16:37.080
  • Incredibly unfair.
  • 00:16:37.080 --> 00:16:39.040
  • And so, not only that,
  • 00:16:39.040 --> 00:16:41.000
  • so we ended up talking with him,
  • 00:16:41.000 --> 00:16:42.060
  • and encouraging him, and helping
  • 00:16:42.060 --> 00:16:43.070
  • him, but in talking with him,
  • 00:16:43.070 --> 00:16:44.160
  • he described to me a demon.
  • 00:16:44.160 --> 00:16:45.260
  • He was like, "I was so high
  • 00:16:45.260 --> 00:16:47.270
  • and I was laying in my bed and I
  • 00:16:47.270 --> 00:16:49.000
  • literally could see a demon
  • 00:16:49.000 --> 00:16:50.000
  • coming right at me."
  • 00:16:50.000 --> 00:16:50.220
  • I was like, "I don't doubt
  • 00:16:50.220 --> 00:16:51.130
  • that at all.
  • 00:16:51.130 --> 00:16:52.150
  • I don't doubt that at all.
  • 00:16:52.150 --> 00:16:54.030
  • You're in an altered state,
  • 00:16:54.030 --> 00:16:54.280
  • which means you probably see
  • 00:16:54.280 --> 00:16:55.220
  • things that most people
  • 00:16:55.220 --> 00:16:56.070
  • don't see."
  • 00:16:56.070 --> 00:16:57.150
  • Wouldn't surprise me at all.
  • 00:16:57.150 --> 00:16:58.060
  • Another thing too,
  • 00:16:58.060 --> 00:16:58.240
  • time and again, so what does
  • 00:16:58.240 --> 00:17:00.150
  • this family end up telling me?
  • 00:17:00.150 --> 00:17:01.150
  • They say, "Pastor, we
  • 00:17:01.150 --> 00:17:02.030
  • just feel like there's evil
  • 00:17:02.030 --> 00:17:03.000
  • all among our house now."
  • 00:17:03.000 --> 00:17:04.000
  • I was like, "Of course there is
  • 00:17:04.000 --> 00:17:04.200
  • because you have a portal
  • 00:17:04.200 --> 00:17:05.290
  • in your home.
  • 00:17:05.290 --> 00:17:07.220
  • And so, we need to go
  • 00:17:07.220 --> 00:17:08.140
  • through your house."
  • 00:17:08.140 --> 00:17:09.000
  • So I just walked room by room
  • 00:17:09.000 --> 00:17:10.030
  • through the house and just cast
  • 00:17:10.030 --> 00:17:10.290
  • out demons in every room.
  • 00:17:10.290 --> 00:17:12.160
  • And you may think that's crazy,
  • 00:17:12.160 --> 00:17:13.200
  • but if you've experienced it,
  • 00:17:13.200 --> 00:17:14.190
  • you know it's not.
  • 00:17:14.190 --> 00:17:15.100
  • It's real.
  • 00:17:15.100 --> 00:17:16.240
  • And so, I just walked through
  • 00:17:16.240 --> 00:17:17.150
  • every room and just cast it out.
  • 00:17:17.150 --> 00:17:18.210
  • Just say, "In the name of Jesus,
  • 00:17:18.210 --> 00:17:19.270
  • I demand demons and the devil
  • 00:17:19.270 --> 00:17:21.270
  • to get out of this room
  • 00:17:21.270 --> 00:17:22.160
  • right now.
  • 00:17:22.160 --> 00:17:23.030
  • Any evil spirits that are here,
  • 00:17:23.030 --> 00:17:23.230
  • get out in the name of Jesus."
  • 00:17:23.230 --> 00:17:24.210
  • And they have to obey.
  • 00:17:24.210 --> 00:17:26.210
  • And, you know, word is
  • 00:17:26.210 --> 00:17:28.170
  • from them that they sleep
  • 00:17:28.170 --> 00:17:30.000
  • with a lot more peace now,
  • 00:17:30.000 --> 00:17:32.100
  • but the reality is that becomes
  • 00:17:32.100 --> 00:17:33.090
  • a portal for evil to come
  • 00:17:33.090 --> 00:17:35.170
  • into your life.
  • 00:17:35.170 --> 00:17:36.120
  • And so, you may have thought
  • 00:17:36.120 --> 00:17:37.030
  • you're just taking a hit.
  • 00:17:37.030 --> 00:17:38.040
  • Oh, it's a lot more than that.
  • 00:17:38.040 --> 00:17:39.270
  • And so, there's a lot more
  • 00:17:39.270 --> 00:17:40.150
  • going on.
  • 00:17:40.150 --> 00:17:41.000
  • I was talking to my son
  • 00:17:41.000 --> 00:17:41.180
  • the other night and he told me
  • 00:17:41.180 --> 00:17:42.070
  • that he's got friends
  • 00:17:42.070 --> 00:17:42.220
  • in high school that do
  • 00:17:42.220 --> 00:17:43.240
  • this kind of stuff.
  • 00:17:43.240 --> 00:17:44.090
  • And I was like,
  • 00:17:44.090 --> 00:17:44.240
  • "Yeah, I'm not surprised."
  • 00:17:44.240 --> 00:17:45.200
  • And he said, "Yeah Dad,
  • 00:17:45.200 --> 00:17:46.260
  • they tell me that they
  • 00:17:46.260 --> 00:17:47.140
  • have to keep increasing it
  • 00:17:47.140 --> 00:17:49.180
  • to get the same high."
  • 00:17:49.180 --> 00:17:50.290
  • I'm like, "Yeah, what they
  • 00:17:50.290 --> 00:17:51.170
  • don't know they just told me
  • 00:17:51.170 --> 00:17:52.200
  • is that they're addicted,
  • 00:17:52.200 --> 00:17:53.230
  • which means that eventually,
  • 00:17:53.230 --> 00:17:55.050
  • so you have to take more
  • 00:17:55.050 --> 00:17:56.060
  • and more just to get high,
  • 00:17:56.060 --> 00:17:57.030
  • which means normal level,
  • 00:17:57.030 --> 00:17:58.080
  • you have to be taking something
  • 00:17:58.080 --> 00:17:59.030
  • to stay normal."
  • 00:17:59.030 --> 00:18:01.060
  • That's addiction when you
  • 00:18:01.060 --> 00:18:03.260
  • have to wake up and just take it
  • 00:18:03.260 --> 00:18:04.240
  • just so you feel normal.
  • 00:18:04.240 --> 00:18:07.030
  • That's how you know
  • 00:18:07.030 --> 00:18:07.180
  • you're addicted.
  • 00:18:07.180 --> 00:18:08.290
  • Yeah, it's real--it seems
  • 00:18:08.290 --> 00:18:09.180
  • real fun and cute
  • 00:18:09.180 --> 00:18:10.040
  • when you're taking a Xanax pill
  • 00:18:10.040 --> 00:18:11.090
  • that you stole
  • 00:18:11.090 --> 00:18:11.240
  • from your grandma,
  • 00:18:11.240 --> 00:18:12.130
  • but it doesn't end there.
  • 00:18:12.130 --> 00:18:14.180
  • Where it ends is
  • 00:18:14.180 --> 00:18:15.060
  • full-blown addiction.
  • 00:18:15.060 --> 00:18:17.200
  • And so, I'm telling you
  • 00:18:17.200 --> 00:18:18.100
  • it's demonic.
  • 00:18:18.100 --> 00:18:19.100
  • Straight up, it's demonic.
  • 00:18:19.100 --> 00:18:21.270
  • And so, you just gotta realize
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  • there's a lot more
  • 00:18:23.130 --> 00:18:23.290
  • going on there.
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  • These portals are real.
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  • Now, let's talk
  • 00:18:25.200 --> 00:18:26.050
  • about the portals that people
  • 00:18:26.050 --> 00:18:27.000
  • are thinking about 'cause we
  • 00:18:27.000 --> 00:18:27.270
  • don't think about those
  • 00:18:27.270 --> 00:18:28.120
  • as portals, but they are.
  • 00:18:28.120 --> 00:18:29.120
  • But let me talk about the ones
  • 00:18:29.120 --> 00:18:30.130
  • that people typically think of.
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  • Deuteronomy chapter 18,
  • 00:18:31.240 --> 00:18:32.240
  • verses 10.
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  • It says, "There shall not be
  • 00:18:34.050 --> 00:18:35.040
  • found among anyone--
  • 00:18:35.040 --> 00:18:36.260
  • any of you--anyone
  • 00:18:36.260 --> 00:18:38.010
  • who practices divination,
  • 00:18:38.010 --> 00:18:39.270
  • tells fortunes, interprets
  • 00:18:39.270 --> 00:18:41.010
  • omens, a sorcerer, a charmer,
  • 00:18:41.010 --> 00:18:42.200
  • a medium, a necromancer--"
  • 00:18:42.200 --> 00:18:44.030
  • A necromancer is someone
  • 00:18:44.030 --> 00:18:44.270
  • that's like a witch or wizard.
  • 00:18:44.270 --> 00:18:46.110
  • "Or one who inquires
  • 00:18:46.110 --> 00:18:47.040
  • of the dead, these things are
  • 00:18:47.040 --> 00:18:48.230
  • an abomination to the Lord."
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  • Underline, "abomination."
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  • Abomination doesn't mean God
  • 00:18:51.170 --> 00:18:52.140
  • doesn't like it.
  • 00:18:52.140 --> 00:18:52.290
  • It means God hates it.
  • 00:18:52.290 --> 00:18:55.080
  • That's a stronger word.
  • 00:18:55.080 --> 00:18:56.270
  • He literally hates it 'cause he
  • 00:18:56.270 --> 00:18:58.150
  • knows what it does to you.
  • 00:18:58.150 --> 00:18:59.170
  • So it's an abomination
  • 00:18:59.170 --> 00:19:00.050
  • to the Lord.
  • 00:19:00.050 --> 00:19:00.210
  • "You shall be blameless
  • 00:19:00.210 --> 00:19:01.160
  • before the Lord your God,
  • 00:19:01.160 --> 00:19:02.150
  • for these nations, which you're
  • 00:19:02.150 --> 00:19:03.120
  • about to dispossess,
  • 00:19:03.120 --> 00:19:04.120
  • listen to fortune-tellers
  • 00:19:04.120 --> 00:19:05.110
  • and to diviners.
  • 00:19:05.110 --> 00:19:07.040
  • But as for you,
  • 00:19:07.040 --> 00:19:07.290
  • the Lord your God
  • 00:19:07.290 --> 00:19:09.010
  • has not allowed you to do this."
  • 00:19:09.010 --> 00:19:09.280
  • Look at Leviticus chapter 20,
  • 00:19:09.280 --> 00:19:11.070
  • verse 6.
  • 00:19:11.070 --> 00:19:11.290
  • "I will set my face
  • 00:19:11.290 --> 00:19:12.170
  • against anyone who consults
  • 00:19:12.170 --> 00:19:14.130
  • mediums and wizards
  • 00:19:14.130 --> 00:19:15.240
  • instead of me."
  • 00:19:15.240 --> 00:19:16.260
  • So, first God says,
  • 00:19:16.260 --> 00:19:18.120
  • "Okay, I don't like--"
  • 00:19:18.120 --> 00:19:19.260
  • He doesn't say,
  • 00:19:19.260 --> 00:19:20.200
  • "I don't like it."
  • 00:19:20.200 --> 00:19:21.070
  • He says, "I hate it."
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  • He goes, "But if you begin
  • 00:19:22.180 --> 00:19:23.120
  • to do it, I'll hate you."
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  • Whoa.
  • 00:19:26.110 --> 00:19:27.260
  • Now, does God hate us?
  • 00:19:27.260 --> 00:19:28.220
  • No, what's saying is,
  • 00:19:28.220 --> 00:19:29.270
  • "I know that you'll be used
  • 00:19:29.270 --> 00:19:31.060
  • of the devil.
  • 00:19:31.060 --> 00:19:33.050
  • I'll have no choice but to come
  • 00:19:33.140 --> 00:19:36.140
  • against you directly."
  • 00:19:36.140 --> 00:19:39.050
  • Ask anybody who was in Vietnam.
  • 00:19:39.050 --> 00:19:41.290
  • They know what this looks like.
  • 00:19:41.290 --> 00:19:44.070
  • Any soldier in Vietnam--and I
  • 00:19:44.070 --> 00:19:46.000
  • hope they never had to do this,
  • 00:19:46.000 --> 00:19:46.290
  • but I know soldiers that had
  • 00:19:46.290 --> 00:19:47.230
  • to do it, that had to literally
  • 00:19:47.230 --> 00:19:48.290
  • pull a gun out and shoot
  • 00:19:48.290 --> 00:19:50.240
  • a child.
  • 00:19:50.240 --> 00:19:52.180
  • You say, "That's horrible.
  • 00:19:52.180 --> 00:19:53.070
  • That's wrong.
  • 00:19:53.070 --> 00:19:53.220
  • They shouldn't have done it."
  • 00:19:53.220 --> 00:19:54.100
  • Yeah, but the child had a bomb
  • 00:19:54.100 --> 00:19:55.180
  • strapped to them running
  • 00:19:55.180 --> 00:19:56.070
  • towards them.
  • 00:19:56.070 --> 00:19:58.240
  • So now I have no choice
  • 00:19:58.240 --> 00:19:59.220
  • but to make you my enemy.
  • 00:19:59.220 --> 00:20:01.060
  • You're not my enemy, but I
  • 00:20:01.060 --> 00:20:02.000
  • have to make you my enemy.
  • 00:20:02.110 --> 00:20:05.110
  • God's saying, "When you allow
  • 00:20:05.110 --> 00:20:06.280
  • the devil to overcome you
  • 00:20:06.280 --> 00:20:08.240
  • in your life and you become
  • 00:20:08.240 --> 00:20:10.020
  • a tool to the devil,
  • 00:20:10.020 --> 00:20:11.070
  • I have no choice but to put
  • 00:20:11.070 --> 00:20:12.290
  • my guns against the very one
  • 00:20:12.290 --> 00:20:14.000
  • I love.
  • 00:20:14.000 --> 00:20:16.170
  • Please do not do this."
  • 00:20:19.170 --> 00:20:22.170
  • It got quiet in here.
  • 00:20:22.230 --> 00:20:25.230
  • There is a battle going on,
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  • and if we don't wake up to this,
  • 00:20:29.120 --> 00:20:31.270
  • we become prey to the devil.
  • 00:20:32.000 --> 00:20:35.000
  • Don't be foolish enough
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  • to play around with the stuff.
  • 00:20:37.150 --> 00:20:38.200
  • So, what are we
  • 00:20:38.200 --> 00:20:39.220
  • talking about here?
  • 00:20:39.220 --> 00:20:41.070
  • Number four, Ouija boards,
  • 00:20:41.070 --> 00:20:42.120
  • tarot cards, crystal balls
  • 00:20:42.120 --> 00:20:43.140
  • and palm readers
  • 00:20:43.140 --> 00:20:44.030
  • are all variations
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  • of divination, divination.
  • 00:20:44.280 --> 00:20:47.270
  • What is divination?
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  • It means seeking information
  • 00:20:48.200 --> 00:20:49.200
  • from supernatural resources
  • 00:20:49.200 --> 00:20:51.020
  • other than God.
  • 00:20:51.020 --> 00:20:53.000
  • That's where the problem
  • 00:20:53.000 --> 00:20:53.160
  • comes in, when you start to rely
  • 00:20:53.160 --> 00:20:55.050
  • upon someone else.
  • 00:20:55.050 --> 00:20:56.130
  • You know, don't call
  • 00:20:56.130 --> 00:20:57.060
  • the psychic, you know, network.
  • 00:20:57.060 --> 00:20:59.070
  • Don't call Miss Cleo
  • 00:20:59.070 --> 00:21:01.100
  • or whatever, whoever it is now.
  • 00:21:01.100 --> 00:21:03.050
  • That stuff is jacked up and it
  • 00:21:03.050 --> 00:21:05.050
  • will mess up your life, okay?
  • 00:21:05.050 --> 00:21:07.050
  • Make sense?
  • 00:21:07.050 --> 00:21:08.050
  • Okay, so a couple things
  • 00:21:08.050 --> 00:21:09.020
  • on that.
  • 00:21:09.020 --> 00:21:09.260
  • Look at the 1 Samuel chapter 28.
  • 00:21:09.260 --> 00:21:11.040
  • This may freak you out,
  • 00:21:11.040 --> 00:21:11.270
  • but I felt like it was necessary
  • 00:21:11.270 --> 00:21:12.280
  • to tell you this stuff.
  • 00:21:12.280 --> 00:21:14.010
  • 1 Samuel 28 it says, "Now Samuel
  • 00:21:14.010 --> 00:21:16.140
  • was dead, and all Israel
  • 00:21:16.140 --> 00:21:17.120
  • had mourned for him.
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  • When Saul saw
  • 00:21:18.250 --> 00:21:19.280
  • the Philistine army," that means
  • 00:21:19.280 --> 00:21:21.100
  • he was being attacked,
  • 00:21:21.100 --> 00:21:22.200
  • "he was afraid;
  • 00:21:22.200 --> 00:21:23.140
  • terror filled his heart.
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  • He inquired of the Lord--"
  • 00:21:24.100 --> 00:21:25.050
  • That means he prayed.
  • 00:21:25.050 --> 00:21:26.220
  • "But the Lord did not answer him
  • 00:21:26.220 --> 00:21:27.150
  • by dreams or Urim
  • 00:21:27.150 --> 00:21:28.190
  • or the prophets."
  • 00:21:28.190 --> 00:21:29.130
  • Urim is a way that the prophets
  • 00:21:29.130 --> 00:21:30.240
  • of old would hear from God.
  • 00:21:30.240 --> 00:21:33.050
  • That's what that means.
  • 00:21:33.050 --> 00:21:34.080
  • "Saul then said
  • 00:21:34.080 --> 00:21:34.270
  • to his attendants, 'Find me
  • 00:21:34.270 --> 00:21:36.030
  • a woman who is a medium,
  • 00:21:36.030 --> 00:21:37.060
  • so I may go and inquire of her.'
  • 00:21:37.060 --> 00:21:38.220
  • 'There is one in Endor,'
  • 00:21:38.220 --> 00:21:39.220
  • they said."
  • 00:21:39.220 --> 00:21:40.110
  • Fast forward the story.
  • 00:21:40.110 --> 00:21:41.100
  • "Then the woman asked,"
  • 00:21:41.100 --> 00:21:42.070
  • this is the medium,
  • 00:21:42.070 --> 00:21:42.270
  • 'Whom shall I bring up for you?'
  • 00:21:42.270 --> 00:21:44.230
  • 'Bring up Saul,' he said."
  • 00:21:44.230 --> 00:21:46.010
  • Now, the craziest part
  • 00:21:46.010 --> 00:21:47.110
  • of Scripture right here
  • 00:21:47.110 --> 00:21:48.110
  • is that--it says bring up
  • 00:21:48.110 --> 00:21:49.140
  • Samuel.
  • 00:21:49.140 --> 00:21:50.000
  • I'm sorry.
  • 00:21:50.000 --> 00:21:50.150
  • Then it says,
  • 00:21:50.150 --> 00:21:51.060
  • "Samuel said to Saul."
  • 00:21:51.060 --> 00:21:53.170
  • Samuel was dead
  • 00:21:53.170 --> 00:21:55.080
  • when he said this to Saul,
  • 00:21:55.080 --> 00:21:57.150
  • which is pretty crazy, right?
  • 00:21:57.150 --> 00:21:59.060
  • He says, "Why have you disturbed
  • 00:21:59.060 --> 00:22:00.020
  • me by bringing me up?"
  • 00:22:00.020 --> 00:22:01.160
  • And so, number five, can we
  • 00:22:01.160 --> 00:22:03.050
  • communicate with the dead,
  • 00:22:03.050 --> 00:22:04.270
  • known as a seance?
  • 00:22:04.270 --> 00:22:06.030
  • The answer actually may surprise
  • 00:22:06.030 --> 00:22:07.030
  • you, yes you can,
  • 00:22:07.030 --> 00:22:09.120
  • but we shouldn't.
  • 00:22:09.120 --> 00:22:11.200
  • So, yes, the Bible shows
  • 00:22:11.200 --> 00:22:13.020
  • that that actually did happen,
  • 00:22:13.020 --> 00:22:14.060
  • but we shouldn't.
  • 00:22:14.060 --> 00:22:15.040
  • When you try to communicate
  • 00:22:15.040 --> 00:22:16.090
  • with the dead, you are inviting
  • 00:22:16.090 --> 00:22:17.060
  • evil upon yourself.
  • 00:22:17.060 --> 00:22:19.080
  • I changed this point because
  • 00:22:19.080 --> 00:22:22.060
  • some theologians disagree, so I
  • 00:22:22.060 --> 00:22:24.180
  • had to change this to what we
  • 00:22:24.180 --> 00:22:26.250
  • know is known to the Bible
  • 00:22:26.250 --> 00:22:28.150
  • that's agreeable that we all
  • 00:22:28.150 --> 00:22:29.230
  • agree upon.
  • 00:22:29.230 --> 00:22:31.060
  • My original point was not you
  • 00:22:31.060 --> 00:22:33.000
  • invite evil upon yourself.
  • 00:22:33.000 --> 00:22:34.060
  • My original point was you invite
  • 00:22:34.060 --> 00:22:35.050
  • death upon yourself,
  • 00:22:35.050 --> 00:22:38.000
  • which I still personally take
  • 00:22:38.000 --> 00:22:39.110
  • that perspective
  • 00:22:39.110 --> 00:22:40.070
  • of the Scripture,
  • 00:22:40.070 --> 00:22:40.270
  • but not everyone's gonna agree
  • 00:22:40.270 --> 00:22:41.190
  • with that and I respect that.
  • 00:22:41.190 --> 00:22:43.010
  • But let me show you
  • 00:22:43.010 --> 00:22:43.160
  • 1 Chronicles 10,
  • 00:22:43.160 --> 00:22:44.260
  • verse 13 through 14.
  • 00:22:44.260 --> 00:22:46.080
  • "Saul died because he was
  • 00:22:46.080 --> 00:22:47.180
  • unfaithful to the Lord;
  • 00:22:47.180 --> 00:22:48.270
  • he did not keep the word
  • 00:22:48.270 --> 00:22:50.010
  • of the Lord and even consulted
  • 00:22:50.010 --> 00:22:51.080
  • a medium for guidance."
  • 00:22:51.080 --> 00:22:52.200
  • Some argue that he died because
  • 00:22:52.200 --> 00:22:54.040
  • he was unfaithful to the Lord.
  • 00:22:54.040 --> 00:22:55.100
  • I would argue that the Scripture
  • 00:22:55.100 --> 00:22:57.100
  • says he died 'cause he was
  • 00:22:57.100 --> 00:22:58.100
  • unfaithful to the Lord,
  • 00:22:58.100 --> 00:22:59.020
  • but why does it also say he
  • 00:22:59.020 --> 00:23:00.100
  • consulted mediums?
  • 00:23:00.100 --> 00:23:02.140
  • So I believe that when he
  • 00:23:02.140 --> 00:23:03.220
  • consulted mediums, and again,
  • 00:23:03.220 --> 00:23:05.270
  • some theologians disagree
  • 00:23:05.270 --> 00:23:06.180
  • upon this, so I want you guys
  • 00:23:06.180 --> 00:23:07.220
  • to know there's
  • 00:23:07.220 --> 00:23:08.080
  • a bit of a difference here.
  • 00:23:08.080 --> 00:23:10.290
  • Some people believe that he died
  • 00:23:10.290 --> 00:23:12.000
  • 'cause he was unfaithful
  • 00:23:12.000 --> 00:23:12.230
  • to the Lord and that he
  • 00:23:12.230 --> 00:23:13.270
  • shouldn't consult the mediums.
  • 00:23:13.270 --> 00:23:15.120
  • I believe he died because he
  • 00:23:15.120 --> 00:23:17.290
  • consulted mediums, okay?
  • 00:23:18.130 --> 00:23:21.130
  • So, best case scenario, you're
  • 00:23:21.130 --> 00:23:23.090
  • inviting evil into your life.
  • 00:23:23.090 --> 00:23:24.160
  • Worst case scenario, you're
  • 00:23:24.160 --> 00:23:25.110
  • inviting yourself to get killed.
  • 00:23:25.110 --> 00:23:27.200
  • I don't know about you, but I
  • 00:23:27.200 --> 00:23:28.080
  • don't like either of those.
  • 00:23:28.080 --> 00:23:29.270
  • Either option is not really
  • 00:23:29.270 --> 00:23:30.170
  • that good, right?
  • 00:23:30.170 --> 00:23:33.060
  • And so, it's not--you're not
  • 00:23:33.060 --> 00:23:34.250
  • just partaking and having fun
  • 00:23:34.250 --> 00:23:35.270
  • in something to see what's real.
  • 00:23:35.270 --> 00:23:37.110
  • You're inviting evil
  • 00:23:37.110 --> 00:23:38.260
  • upon yourself, possibly death.
  • 00:23:39.010 --> 00:23:42.010
  • Someone told me the other day
  • 00:23:42.010 --> 00:23:42.220
  • that all the actors that made
  • 00:23:42.220 --> 00:23:44.090
  • the movie "Poltergeist," almost
  • 00:23:44.090 --> 00:23:45.150
  • every one of them was killed
  • 00:23:45.150 --> 00:23:46.160
  • within 2 years of that movie.
  • 00:23:46.160 --> 00:23:49.160
  • That's pretty jacked up.
  • 00:23:49.170 --> 00:23:52.170
  • You cannot mess with evil stuff
  • 00:23:52.170 --> 00:23:55.020
  • and think it's not
  • 00:23:55.020 --> 00:23:55.180
  • gonna affect you.
  • 00:23:55.180 --> 00:23:56.280
  • It will affect you.
  • 00:23:56.280 --> 00:23:58.000
  • So, if I could give you
  • 00:23:58.000 --> 00:23:59.030
  • one overarching point
  • 00:23:59.030 --> 00:24:00.210
  • to kind of conclude
  • 00:24:00.210 --> 00:24:01.120
  • this entire series,
  • 00:24:01.120 --> 00:24:01.270
  • it would be this--this is not
  • 00:24:01.270 --> 00:24:02.270
  • in your outline, but you
  • 00:24:02.270 --> 00:24:03.150
  • may want to write this down.
  • 00:24:03.150 --> 00:24:04.250
  • The only spirit you
  • 00:24:04.250 --> 00:24:06.100
  • should communicate with
  • 00:24:06.100 --> 00:24:07.130
  • is the Holy Spirit.
  • 00:24:07.230 --> 00:24:10.230
  • That's the only one you
  • 00:24:10.230 --> 00:24:11.240
  • should be communicating with.
  • 00:24:12.110 --> 00:24:15.110
  • And then last of all, anything
  • 00:24:15.110 --> 00:24:17.250
  • other than the Holy Spirit is
  • 00:24:17.250 --> 00:24:19.180
  • an unholy spirit.
  • 00:24:19.190 --> 00:24:22.190
  • So that's why the only spirit
  • 00:24:22.190 --> 00:24:24.060
  • you should be praying to is
  • 00:24:24.060 --> 00:24:26.150
  • the Holy Spirit.
  • 00:24:26.150 --> 00:24:28.100
  • And this may offend
  • 00:24:28.100 --> 00:24:29.020
  • your sensibilities
  • 00:24:29.020 --> 00:24:29.270
  • and your upbringing,
  • 00:24:29.270 --> 00:24:30.170
  • but that also means you
  • 00:24:30.170 --> 00:24:31.110
  • shouldn't be praying to saints.
  • 00:24:31.110 --> 00:24:34.050
  • The Bible does not talk about
  • 00:24:34.050 --> 00:24:35.100
  • praying to saints anywhere.
  • 00:24:35.100 --> 00:24:36.230
  • Don't care how holy they were.
  • 00:24:36.230 --> 00:24:38.290
  • That is not found in here
  • 00:24:38.290 --> 00:24:40.020
  • anywhere.
  • 00:24:40.020 --> 00:24:40.260
  • Samuel was holy.
  • 00:24:40.260 --> 00:24:43.010
  • He was one of God's prophets,
  • 00:24:43.010 --> 00:24:44.060
  • but he was dead and he said,
  • 00:24:44.060 --> 00:24:45.150
  • "You shouldn't be talking to me.
  • 00:24:45.150 --> 00:24:47.190
  • You should be talking
  • 00:24:47.190 --> 00:24:48.040
  • to the Lord."
  • 00:24:48.040 --> 00:24:51.030
  • So that means the Bible's
  • 00:24:51.030 --> 00:24:51.230
  • very clear on this.
  • 00:24:51.230 --> 00:24:52.160
  • There's only one spirit you
  • 00:24:52.160 --> 00:24:53.200
  • should be praying to,
  • 00:24:53.200 --> 00:24:55.170
  • it's the Holy Spirit.
  • 00:24:55.170 --> 00:24:57.000
  • And I know I'm gonna get
  • 00:24:57.000 --> 00:24:57.180
  • some emails from that.
  • 00:24:57.180 --> 00:24:58.200
  • I'm okay with that
  • 00:24:58.200 --> 00:25:00.040
  • 'cause I got the Word of God
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  • backing me up.
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  • Make sense?
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  • Just hear my heart,
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  • hear my heart.
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  • Love you.
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  • Love you, respect you, but you
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  • gotta know the truth
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  • - Bil: Hey, thanks so much
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  • for watching the program today.
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  • I've got a question for you.
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  • Have you asked Jesus Christ
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  • to be your Lord and Savior?
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  • Have you prayed a simple prayer
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  • that guarantees that you will go
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  • to heaven because you know
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  • Jesus?
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  • Would you pray this prayer
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  • with me right now?
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  • You can just say this out loud.
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  • You can say, "Dear Jesus,
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  • I realize I need you.
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  • I believe you died on the cross
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  • for me to pay the price
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  • for my sins and I believe you
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  • rose again.
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  • Please come into my heart,
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  • be my Lord and be my Savior.
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  • Thank you, Jesus, for saving me.
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  • In your name we pray, amen."
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  • If you just prayed that prayer,
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  • would you pick up the phone
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  • and give us a call right now?
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  • Would you just write down
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  • the number on the screen
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  • and give us a call
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  • so we can celebrate with you
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  • about the decision
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  • - female announcer: Excuses may
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  • be the only thing keeping you
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  • from who God has called you
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  • to be.
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  • In his new DVD message,
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  • Pastor Bil teaches us
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  • how to overcome
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  • the most common excuses
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  • - Bil: You see God what
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  • he speaks over you is the truth.
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  • Don't let the devil label you
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  • because a label becomes a libel,
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  • it becomes a lie.
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  • It's not what the devil says
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  • you are or what you have done
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  • that matters.
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  • It's what God says you are
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  • and he says you're his child
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  • - announcer: As a thank you
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  • for your gift of any amount
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  • to Bil Cornelius Ministries,
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  • Make Some Noise."
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  • For a gift of $40 or more you
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