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Angels and Demons: The Origins of Evil

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December 27, 2016
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Bil Cornelius

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Angels and Demons: The Origins of Evil

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  • ever wondered what God says
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  • about today's most controversial
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  • subjects?
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  • - Bil Cornelius: God has too
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  • many great plans for your life
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  • for you to be addicted
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  • comes back to Jesus.
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  • He is how you have authority
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  • over demons and the devil
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  • in your life.
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  • It's not about your own power.
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  • You are defenseless against
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  • the devil in your own power,
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  • but with Jesus,
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  • you have full authority 'cause
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  • there is no other name above
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  • - Bil Cornelius: You are
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  • the church and you are
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  • unlimited!
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  • - Bill: Thank you.
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  • Great to be here today.
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  • Thank you guys.
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  • Great to be in God's house
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  • today.
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  • You know, we're talking--we
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  • talked about angels and demons
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  • and today, we're now gonna talk
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  • about the origins of evil, how
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  • evil started in the world today.
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  • And so, be sure to grab your
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  • notes.
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  • And again, thanks for joining
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  • us today.
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  • We appreciate you guys being
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  • a part of our services today.
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  • Gotta be honest with you,
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  • even as I was preparing
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  • this message earlier
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  • in the week, I literally sensed
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  • evil in the room as I prepared
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  • the sermon and had to stop
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  • my message and actually say--and
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  • this is something I'm gonna
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  • teach you guys in a minute,
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  • actually cast out evil from
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  • my office.
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  • I'm not even kidding.
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  • Because the devil doesn't wanna
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  • be exposed because once
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  • he's exposed, you can know his
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  • game plan and it's easier to win
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  • against him.
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  • And so, that's what we're really
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  • gonna be talking about today.
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  • I heard about this story about
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  • these guys playing golf and that
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  • was he was competitively playing
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  • golf with a friend of his.
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  • And he really wanted to win
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  • and he'd lined up and he had
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  • this putt and he's like--and he
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  • just mumbled under his breath,
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  • "I really wanna sink this putt."
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  • Right at that moment, some
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  • stranger out of nowhere walks up
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  • to him and says to him, "Hey,
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  • you really wanna sink that?"
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  • He's like, "Well, yes, yes,
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  • I do."
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  • And he goes, "All you have to do
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  • is promise me to give up
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  • one-fourth of your sex life."
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  • He was like,
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  • "Okay, that's doable.
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  • I'll do it.
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  • That sounds great."
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  • So, he hits the putt in.
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  • It goes in.
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  • A couple of holes later,
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  • he's competitive against his
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  • friend again.
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  • He lines up he's like,
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  • "I can really use this eagle.
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  • I really want this."
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  • Again, this guy out of nowhere
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  • comes up and says,
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  • "Hey, if you really want
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  • the eagle, I'll help you get it
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  • but it's gonna cost you one more
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  • fourth of your sex life."
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  • He was like,
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  • "Okay, that sounds good."
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  • So, once again,
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  • he makes the putt.
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  • And so now he's on his final
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  • stroke in the golf match
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  • and he lines up and if he gets
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  • this one, he can win.
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  • He really wants to beat his
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  • buddy and he lines up he's like,
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  • "Man, I really wanna get this."
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  • And again,
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  • this guy comes out of nowhere
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  • says, "Hey, if you will give me
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  • all the rest of your sex life,
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  • I'll help you win."
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  • So, sure enough, he wins.
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  • He was like, "That was great."
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  • He wins.
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  • No problem.
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  • 'Cause he agreed to that.
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  • No big deal.
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  • So, he's walking to
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  • the clubhouse with his clubs.
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  • As he's walking up,
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  • this guy appears out of nowhere
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  • again shows up and says,
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  • "Hey, I didn't tell ya
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  • the truth.
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  • I just gotta be honest with you.
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  • I'm actually the devil
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  • and you now have no sex life."
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  • He says, "Nice to meet you.
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  • [congregation laughing]
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  • You know, I want you to know
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  • something today, the devil
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  • cannot have victory over you.
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  • And so, as we start this
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  • message, you need to know
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  • greater is he that is in you
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  • than he that is in the world.
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  • So, let's just start with that.
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  • It's really true.
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  • You need to know that you have
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  • a greater power within you.
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  • So, as we talk about this,
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  • do not be scared or nervous.
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  • I know it's kind of a crazy
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  • subject and it kind of freaks
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  • us out a little bit.
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  • But listen, the power that you
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  • have with Christ is greater.
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  • Now, I'm not gonna lie to you.
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  • If you do not have Christ in
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  • your life, you do not have
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  • the power to overcome this.
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  • I'm just gonna tell you
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  • the truth right now.
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  • I think you deserve to know
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  • that.
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  • If you do not have Christ
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  • in your life, you do not have
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  • the power over demons.
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  • You do not have the power
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  • over the devil.
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  • And you are a sitting duck.
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  • I got some good news for you, we
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  • can take care of that today and
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  • you can have the power of God
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  • in your life.
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  • More on that in a little bit.
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  • But pull out your notes,
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  • if you would.
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  • Let's talk today about
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  • the origins of evil.
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  • First of all, let's all say our
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  • mission statement together.
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  • Our mission is to do what?
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  • "To take as many people to
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  • heaven as we can before we die,
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  • period."
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  • That's what we're all about here
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  • at Church Unlimited.
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  • Most of our first experience
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  • is the evil where
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  • junior high school,
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  • maybe elementary, and maybe,
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  • I hope this was not you,
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  • but evil--you may have been
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  • a victim to evil when you were
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  • a child from someone else and
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  • that may have been your
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  • first experience with evil.
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  • So you--I don't need to tell you
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  • what evil looks like, you know.
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  • But maybe your first experience,
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  • it wasn't that harsh and so
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  • maybe it was and if that's
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  • the case, I pray that God has
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  • helped you process through that
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  • to know that you have victory
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  • over there and those memories
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  • can go away, meaning that God
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  • can give you victory over them.
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  • I'm not trying to make light
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  • of it at all.
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  • But my experience with evil when
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  • I was younger, that was not
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  • my first--my first experience
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  • with evil.
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  • Let me just break that down.
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  • My first real view of evil,
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  • first of all, came when I was
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  • younger and was introduced
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  • to drugs.
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  • I did not do them,
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  • but I remember someone coming
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  • to me and saying,
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  • "Hey, you wanna do this?"
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  • And I kind of looked
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  • at it thinking oh, wow.
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  • This is like what I've been
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  • hearing about.
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  • This is what my parents have
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  • been saying to stay away from.
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  • There it is right in front
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  • of me.
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  • I did not choose to do it.
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  • I'm not trying to say I'm
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  • above it.
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  • I just didn't--it just wasn't
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  • my thing, wasn't my appeal.
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  • My first experience with evil
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  • was that.
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  • Probably my second experience
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  • with evil was just a few years
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  • later.
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  • I was with a buddy of mine
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  • and he showed me a "Playboy."
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  • I didn't know that--I didn't
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  • realize it was evil.
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  • I just thought, wow, there's a
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  • naked lady and she looks great.
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  • That's all I knew.
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  • I didn't realize the evil that
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  • was behind that.
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  • I'm just telling you the truth.
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  • And most guys had an experience
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  • similar to that and, you know,
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  • if you're my age,
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  • it's probably how it happened.
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  • If you're younger, I mean it was
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  • probably the Internet.
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  • But that's kind of how my
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  • first experience with evil.
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  • But I'm not really talking
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  • about that kind of evil,
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  • and those are evil.
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  • That stuff will destroy your
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  • life and I'm not gonna make
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  • light of that, but that wasn't
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  • really what I'm talking about.
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  • When I'm talking about my
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  • first experience with evil,
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  • my first time to really
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  • understand there was spiritual
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  • evil in the world,
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  • those are spiritual too,
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  • and we're gonna talk a bit about
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  • that next week.
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  • But really, my first experience
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  • with the demonic happened when
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  • I was a senior in high school.
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  • And I was at a camp and
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  • my youth minister--we were in
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  • a really great youth group.
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  • I was really blessed.
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  • My parents always made sure
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  • I was in a church that had
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  • a phenomenal youth group.
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  • And so, I was in one of those
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  • kind of youth groups and my
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  • student pastor came to me
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  • and a handful of other guys,
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  • the seniors and said, "Hey guys,
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  • we're gonna go to camp,
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  • you know?
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  • We really want camp to be
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  • awesome.
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  • We really want God to show up
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  • powerfully.
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  • So, I'm asking you to guys
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  • to lead the way."
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  • We really didn't know what that
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  • looked like exactly,
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  • but he helped us.
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  • He said, "I want you to mentor."
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  • So, he teamed all of us as
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  • seniors up with a sixth grader,
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  • which is really cool.
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  • And then all week long,
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  • we'd pour into whoever we were
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  • assigned, which is really a cool
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  • thing.
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  • But also he said, "Like during
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  • the worship time,
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  • I want you guys to get into it
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  • and lead everyone else in that
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  • way.
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  • And during the time
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  • of commitment,
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  • I want you guys to step up in
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  • faith and just pray and just
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  • believe God."
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  • We was like, "Okay, yeah,
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  • we got this."
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  • So, that's cool.
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  • So, what an honor it was that
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  • he believed in us to lead like
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  • that.
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  • So, that's what we did.
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  • So, in the student ministry,
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  • I remember we were at camp.
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  • It was great.
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  • We had worship.
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  • The pastor, the youth--the
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  • camp speaker was phenomenal
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  • and he spoke this great message.
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  • At the very end, he's giving him
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  • an invitation.
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  • People are coming forward.
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  • And I remember at that moment, I
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  • had kind of picked out this guy
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  • that I didn't know him,
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  • but he was out of the corner
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  • of my eye, he was like maybe
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  • a freshman or sophomore
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  • but he was kind of the it guy
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  • in camp.
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  • Like, I could tell all the girls
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  • were crazy about this guy and
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  • he was Mr. Cool and all that.
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  • And so, for some reason I just
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  • thought, "Lord, I'm just gonna
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  • pray for him tonight."
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  • So, I was just praying for him,
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  • didn't even know it.
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  • But I'm praying for him,
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  • out of corner of my eye
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  • and I see him go forward.
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  • And I was like, oh, awesome.
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  • Man, he went forward.
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  • This is so cool.
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  • So, I decided to go forward
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  • real quick with him.
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  • So, he's up front.
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  • He's kneeling.
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  • He doesn't really know what
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  • he's doing.
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  • I could tell he was new.
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  • And so I went up, put my arm
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  • around him and said, "Hey man,
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  • can I just pray for you?"
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  • He was like, "That'd be great,"
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  • you know?
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  • So, I prayed for him.
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  • And so, after that
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  • the camp speaker says,
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  • "Anyone that wants to receive
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  • Christ, I want you guys to go
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  • over here to this area over here
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  • and we're gonna have counselors
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  • meet with you."
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  • And so, we were kind of those
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  • people that were gonna do that.
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  • So, I get up and I go with
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  • this guy.
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  • And I just sit down with him.
  • 00:08:07.260 --> 00:08:08.290
  • And I was like, "Hey, so have
  • 00:08:08.290 --> 00:08:09.250
  • you ever prayed to ask Christ
  • 00:08:09.250 --> 00:08:11.290
  • in your life?"
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  • And he says, "No, I haven't done
  • 00:08:12.140 --> 00:08:14.020
  • that."
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  • I was like, "Oh, okay.
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  • And so, well,
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  • would you like to?"
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  • He says, "Yeah, I'd love to."
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  • I was like, "All right, well,
  • 00:08:18.160 --> 00:08:19.040
  • here's how it works, and so you
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  • just pray this simple prayer.
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  • And I'll pray it with you.
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  • In fact, I'll just kind of lead
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  • you through the prayer if you
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  • want to do it that way."
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  • He's like, "Okay, cool."
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  • Just kind of like I do here
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  • at the end of services, right?
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  • And so, I'm just--I'm with him
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  • and I said, "Okay, just pray
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  • with me right now, okay?"
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  • He's like, "Okay.
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  • So, let's--just follow after
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  • me."
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  • So I said, "Dear Jesus."
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  • And he goes, "Dear--"
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  • "I was like okay,
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  • just pray after me.
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  • Dear Jesus."
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  • "Dear--"
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  • "Are you okay?
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  • You wanna do this?"
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  • "Yeah, yeah, I wanna do this."
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  • "Okay, pray with me.
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  • Dear Jesus."
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  • "Dear--dear--dear--"
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  • And I was like, "Whoa, whoa,
  • 00:08:58.040 --> 00:08:58.210
  • whoa, calm down.
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  • It's okay.
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  • It's okay.
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  • We're just gonna pray
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  • this prayer.
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  • Are you all right?"
  • 00:09:01.150 --> 00:09:02.010
  • He says, "Yeah, I'm okay."
  • 00:09:02.010 --> 00:09:03.150
  • He starts crying.
  • 00:09:03.150 --> 00:09:04.070
  • He's like, "I really wanna do
  • 00:09:04.070 --> 00:09:06.130
  • this," and he starts shaking.
  • 00:09:06.130 --> 00:09:08.090
  • And at this point I'm like,
  • 00:09:08.090 --> 00:09:08.260
  • "Bro, are you okay?"
  • 00:09:08.260 --> 00:09:10.160
  • And a friend of mine can see
  • 00:09:10.160 --> 00:09:11.160
  • something's going on.
  • 00:09:11.160 --> 00:09:12.040
  • He says, "Are you all right?"
  • 00:09:12.040 --> 00:09:12.250
  • "Yeah, come over here."
  • 00:09:12.250 --> 00:09:13.210
  • And so, I was like, "Man, we're
  • 00:09:13.210 --> 00:09:14.150
  • just gonna pray this prayer.
  • 00:09:14.150 --> 00:09:15.040
  • You sure you wanna do this?"
  • 00:09:15.040 --> 00:09:16.020
  • "Yeah, I wanna do this.
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  • I'm sorry, I don't know
  • 00:09:17.050 --> 00:09:17.290
  • what's going on.
  • 00:09:17.290 --> 00:09:18.150
  • I don't know what's happening."
  • 00:09:18.150 --> 00:09:19.200
  • He starts shaking.
  • 00:09:19.200 --> 00:09:21.200
  • And then he starts really
  • 00:09:21.200 --> 00:09:22.180
  • shaking.
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  • At this point, we kind of hold
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  • him down like,
  • 00:09:24.000 --> 00:09:24.150
  • "Are you okay, man?
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  • You wanna pray this prayer?"
  • 00:09:25.230 --> 00:09:26.200
  • He goes, "Yeah, yeah,
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  • I wanna do this.
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  • Sorry, dear--"
  • 00:09:28.020 --> 00:09:30.140
  • And he just starts freaking out.
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  • And I remember thinking,
  • 00:09:32.230 --> 00:09:33.080
  • what is going on?
  • 00:09:33.080 --> 00:09:34.230
  • Is this a seizure?
  • 00:09:34.230 --> 00:09:35.290
  • Is he--what's going on?
  • 00:09:35.290 --> 00:09:37.060
  • And he just freaks out.
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  • He is shaking,
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  • then he starts to get angry.
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  • We're like, "Why is he mad?
  • 00:09:41.000 --> 00:09:42.220
  • I don't understand."
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  • And then something hit me.
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  • No one taught me this.
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  • I didn't read a book on it.
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  • I didn't have some big
  • 00:09:47.000 --> 00:09:47.230
  • explanation but I just knew,
  • 00:09:47.230 --> 00:09:49.140
  • this is evil because he cannot
  • 00:09:49.140 --> 00:09:52.070
  • even say the name "Jesus".
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  • Like, this is the weirdest thing
  • 00:09:54.240 --> 00:09:55.160
  • I'd ever seen.
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  • I had never experienced anything
  • 00:09:56.250 --> 00:09:57.140
  • like it.
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  • So, I looked at my friend.
  • 00:09:58.030 --> 00:09:59.010
  • I was like, "You know what
  • 00:09:59.010 --> 00:09:59.190
  • this is."
  • 00:09:59.190 --> 00:10:00.050
  • And he was like, "I think I do."
  • 00:10:00.050 --> 00:10:01.020
  • I was like, "All right,
  • 00:10:01.020 --> 00:10:01.220
  • are you ready?"
  • 00:10:01.220 --> 00:10:02.080
  • He's like, "I'm ready.
  • 00:10:02.080 --> 00:10:02.260
  • Let's do this."
  • 00:10:02.260 --> 00:10:03.130
  • I was like, "Okay."
  • 00:10:03.130 --> 00:10:05.050
  • And so, we didn't know what we
  • 00:10:05.050 --> 00:10:05.230
  • were doing.
  • 00:10:05.230 --> 00:10:06.130
  • I'm a kid.
  • 00:10:06.130 --> 00:10:07.150
  • I'm maybe 17, maybe.
  • 00:10:07.180 --> 00:10:10.180
  • And my buddy's about the same
  • 00:10:10.180 --> 00:10:11.220
  • age and we're like, "All right,
  • 00:10:11.220 --> 00:10:12.250
  • here we go."
  • 00:10:12.250 --> 00:10:13.100
  • So, I just said, "Right now
  • 00:10:13.100 --> 00:10:15.020
  • I'm gonna pray for you."
  • 00:10:15.020 --> 00:10:16.090
  • And he's like, "Okay."
  • 00:10:16.090 --> 00:10:17.080
  • And he's shaking.
  • 00:10:17.080 --> 00:10:17.240
  • He's freaking out.
  • 00:10:17.240 --> 00:10:19.000
  • I pray for him.
  • 00:10:19.000 --> 00:10:19.250
  • I'm like, "God, I pray right now
  • 00:10:19.250 --> 00:10:21.200
  • if there's any evil in this
  • 00:10:21.200 --> 00:10:22.230
  • young man right now that you
  • 00:10:22.230 --> 00:10:24.100
  • would just cast it out.
  • 00:10:24.100 --> 00:10:25.080
  • And right now I speak to you.
  • 00:10:25.080 --> 00:10:26.230
  • If there's a demon, get out
  • 00:10:26.230 --> 00:10:28.150
  • right now in the name of Jesus."
  • 00:10:28.150 --> 00:10:30.220
  • He flips out.
  • 00:10:30.220 --> 00:10:32.070
  • He starts shaking violently.
  • 00:10:32.070 --> 00:10:33.220
  • I mean, it was like a movie.
  • 00:10:33.220 --> 00:10:35.100
  • I had never seen anything
  • 00:10:35.100 --> 00:10:36.000
  • like this in my life.
  • 00:10:36.000 --> 00:10:37.040
  • And finally I said,
  • 00:10:37.040 --> 00:10:38.130
  • "Do you wanna pray that prayer?"
  • 00:10:38.130 --> 00:10:39.130
  • He's like, "Yes, I wanna pray
  • 00:10:39.130 --> 00:10:40.160
  • that prayer.
  • 00:10:40.160 --> 00:10:41.020
  • Let's pray."
  • 00:10:41.020 --> 00:10:41.230
  • So, then I said, "Dear Jesus."
  • 00:10:41.230 --> 00:10:42.240
  • And he says, "Dear Jesus."
  • 00:10:43.280 --> 00:10:46.280
  • "Forgive me of my sins.
  • 00:10:46.280 --> 00:10:47.210
  • "Forgive me of my sins."
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  • "Come in my heart."
  • 00:10:49.220 --> 00:10:50.070
  • "Come in my heart."
  • 00:10:50.070 --> 00:10:51.050
  • I mean, it was so real.
  • 00:10:51.050 --> 00:10:53.210
  • And at the end of the prayer
  • 00:10:53.210 --> 00:10:54.170
  • we said, "In Jesus' name, amen."
  • 00:10:54.170 --> 00:10:56.050
  • He goes totally calm and I knew
  • 00:10:56.120 --> 00:10:59.120
  • the power of God right in that
  • 00:10:59.120 --> 00:11:02.040
  • moment.
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  • [congregation applauding]
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  • Now, this since happened
  • 00:11:06.230 --> 00:11:07.240
  • multiple times in my life as an
  • 00:11:07.240 --> 00:11:09.070
  • adult, but I well tell ya, I
  • 00:11:09.070 --> 00:11:11.070
  • came face to face with--I didn't
  • 00:11:11.070 --> 00:11:12.050
  • even realize I was going--you
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  • know what my youth minister
  • 00:11:12.230 --> 00:11:13.100
  • said to me?
  • 00:11:13.100 --> 00:11:13.250
  • He came up to me he says,
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  • "I need to tell ya something,
  • 00:11:14.120 --> 00:11:15.020
  • Bil, right now."
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  • I was like, "Okay."
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  • And I was real close with him
  • 00:11:16.270 --> 00:11:17.220
  • and he could talk to me this
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  • way.
  • 00:11:18.180 --> 00:11:19.040
  • And it was me and a buddy
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  • of mine.
  • 00:11:19.200 --> 00:11:20.050
  • And he looked at me
  • 00:11:20.050 --> 00:11:20.220
  • and he was so smart.
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  • This is so wise what he
  • 00:11:21.290 --> 00:11:23.100
  • said next.
  • 00:11:23.100 --> 00:11:24.130
  • This is what he said,
  • 00:11:24.130 --> 00:11:24.280
  • he looked at me he said,
  • 00:11:24.280 --> 00:11:26.020
  • "I'm asking you right now
  • 00:11:26.020 --> 00:11:28.030
  • to tell no one what just
  • 00:11:28.060 --> 00:11:31.060
  • happened."
  • 00:11:31.060 --> 00:11:33.050
  • "Okay."
  • 00:11:33.050 --> 00:11:34.290
  • "I don't want you to breathe
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  • a word of this."
  • 00:11:35.180 --> 00:11:36.280
  • And I was like, "Okay."
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  • And you know what?
  • 00:11:39.020 --> 00:11:39.170
  • That was so wise.
  • 00:11:39.170 --> 00:11:40.190
  • Let me tell you why it was wise
  • 00:11:40.190 --> 00:11:42.120
  • because camp with a bunch
  • 00:11:42.120 --> 00:11:43.180
  • of students would have become
  • 00:11:43.180 --> 00:11:45.040
  • about that and not about Jesus.
  • 00:11:46.160 --> 00:11:49.160
  • But that doesn't just happen
  • 00:11:49.160 --> 00:11:50.030
  • with students, that happens
  • 00:11:50.030 --> 00:11:50.270
  • with adults too.
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  • There are churches that devote
  • 00:11:51.200 --> 00:11:53.120
  • way too much time to the devil
  • 00:11:53.120 --> 00:11:55.210
  • and demons, and they're just
  • 00:11:55.210 --> 00:11:57.150
  • as happy with you doing that
  • 00:11:57.150 --> 00:11:58.120
  • because what they don't want you
  • 00:11:58.120 --> 00:12:00.020
  • to do is focus on the salvation
  • 00:12:00.020 --> 00:12:01.220
  • of people.
  • 00:12:01.220 --> 00:12:03.200
  • Does that make sense?
  • 00:12:03.200 --> 00:12:05.060
  • The real battle is distraction.
  • 00:12:05.060 --> 00:12:07.160
  • So, as we talk about this, I
  • 00:12:07.160 --> 00:12:08.240
  • wanna help you overcome any evil
  • 00:12:08.240 --> 00:12:10.270
  • in your life but I also want you
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  • to know the real power is not
  • 00:12:12.220 --> 00:12:14.260
  • about fighting demons
  • 00:12:14.260 --> 00:12:16.140
  • or the devil.
  • 00:12:16.140 --> 00:12:17.010
  • There's not the devil behind
  • 00:12:17.010 --> 00:12:17.230
  • every bush.
  • 00:12:17.230 --> 00:12:18.240
  • That's ridiculous.
  • 00:12:18.240 --> 00:12:20.140
  • It's about Jesus.
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  • It's about salvation.
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  • It's about the cross.
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  • That's what's important.
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  • Do understand what I'm trying
  • 00:12:27.120 --> 00:12:28.020
  • to say?
  • 00:12:28.020 --> 00:12:28.190
  • So, let's remember that's what
  • 00:12:28.190 --> 00:12:30.000
  • matters the most.
  • 00:12:30.030 --> 00:12:33.030
  • So, now let's talk about
  • 00:12:33.030 --> 00:12:33.210
  • the origins of evil.
  • 00:12:33.210 --> 00:12:34.260
  • But I always wanna put that
  • 00:12:34.260 --> 00:12:35.200
  • in perspective before we go any
  • 00:12:35.200 --> 00:12:37.150
  • further and so we'll understand
  • 00:12:37.150 --> 00:12:38.170
  • that.
  • 00:12:38.170 --> 00:12:39.030
  • Now, let's just dive right into
  • 00:12:39.030 --> 00:12:40.120
  • the origin of people.
  • 00:12:40.120 --> 00:12:41.030
  • How did it all begins?
  • 00:12:41.030 --> 00:12:41.280
  • Why is there evil in the world?
  • 00:12:41.280 --> 00:12:43.010
  • Why are their crazy people that
  • 00:12:43.010 --> 00:12:44.240
  • go in malls and shoot people?
  • 00:12:44.240 --> 00:12:46.080
  • Why are there people that kill
  • 00:12:46.080 --> 00:12:47.030
  • people?
  • 00:12:47.030 --> 00:12:47.230
  • Why are their dictators that
  • 00:12:47.230 --> 00:12:49.130
  • kill their own people?
  • 00:12:49.130 --> 00:12:50.080
  • Why are there Hitlers
  • 00:12:50.080 --> 00:12:51.060
  • in the world?
  • 00:12:51.060 --> 00:12:51.220
  • Why are there Saddam Husseins?
  • 00:12:51.220 --> 00:12:53.070
  • Why is there evil?
  • 00:12:53.070 --> 00:12:54.180
  • Why did something evil happen
  • 00:12:54.180 --> 00:12:55.260
  • to you?
  • 00:12:55.260 --> 00:12:56.160
  • I mean, what started it all?
  • 00:12:56.160 --> 00:12:58.050
  • Isn't that a good question
  • 00:12:58.050 --> 00:12:58.250
  • to answer today?
  • 00:12:58.250 --> 00:12:59.190
  • Like, what started all the evil?
  • 00:12:59.190 --> 00:13:00.270
  • Here is how it all started.
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  • Check this out: Isaiah 14:12.
  • 00:13:02.280 --> 00:13:05.270
  • It says, "How you are fallen
  • 00:13:05.270 --> 00:13:07.060
  • from heaven, O shining star,
  • 00:13:07.060 --> 00:13:08.160
  • son of the morning!
  • 00:13:08.160 --> 00:13:10.050
  • You have been thrown down to
  • 00:13:10.050 --> 00:13:11.020
  • the earth, you who destroyed
  • 00:13:11.020 --> 00:13:12.140
  • the nations of the world."
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  • By the way, I wanna say
  • 00:13:13.190 --> 00:13:14.050
  • the number-one thing he wants do
  • 00:13:14.050 --> 00:13:14.280
  • is take down nations.
  • 00:13:14.280 --> 00:13:17.080
  • That's one of his favorite
  • 00:13:17.080 --> 00:13:17.240
  • things to do.
  • 00:13:17.240 --> 00:13:18.110
  • He wants to create chaos
  • 00:13:18.110 --> 00:13:19.060
  • and destabilize nations.
  • 00:13:19.060 --> 00:13:21.050
  • Nothing makes him happier than
  • 00:13:21.050 --> 00:13:22.040
  • that because when a nation gets
  • 00:13:22.040 --> 00:13:22.260
  • destabilized, when there's
  • 00:13:22.260 --> 00:13:23.250
  • no more laws, people just start
  • 00:13:23.250 --> 00:13:24.220
  • killing everyone everywhere
  • 00:13:24.220 --> 00:13:25.140
  • and that's his dream.
  • 00:13:25.140 --> 00:13:26.120
  • He came to kill people.
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  • So, he loves it when you do his
  • 00:13:28.200 --> 00:13:29.250
  • work for him.
  • 00:13:29.250 --> 00:13:31.240
  • So, if he can destabilize
  • 00:13:31.240 --> 00:13:32.120
  • a nation, that's his favorite
  • 00:13:32.120 --> 00:13:33.110
  • thing.
  • 00:13:33.110 --> 00:13:34.000
  • It says, "For you said to
  • 00:13:34.000 --> 00:13:34.220
  • yourself, I will ascend to
  • 00:13:34.220 --> 00:13:35.180
  • heaven and set my throne above
  • 00:13:35.180 --> 00:13:36.170
  • God's stars.'"
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  • Stars in this case means angels.
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  • "I will preside on the mountain
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  • of the gods far away
  • 00:13:40.290 --> 00:13:41.210
  • in the north.
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  • I will climb to the highest
  • 00:13:42.150 --> 00:13:43.120
  • heavens and be like
  • 00:13:43.120 --> 00:13:44.100
  • the Most High."
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  • So, the first thing you need
  • 00:13:45.150 --> 00:13:46.020
  • to know, number one,
  • 00:13:46.020 --> 00:13:46.290
  • is Lucifer was a beautiful angel
  • 00:13:46.290 --> 00:13:49.110
  • of God that God made that was
  • 00:13:49.110 --> 00:13:51.000
  • all good but he, like the other
  • 00:13:51.000 --> 00:13:53.260
  • angels, just like you and I as
  • 00:13:53.260 --> 00:13:55.120
  • humans, was given free choice
  • 00:13:55.120 --> 00:13:56.240
  • and Lucifer chose to rebel.
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  • Number one, Lucifer rebelled
  • 00:14:00.020 --> 00:14:01.290
  • against God in heaven.
  • 00:14:02.260 --> 00:14:05.260
  • He rebelled.
  • 00:14:05.260 --> 00:14:07.120
  • At the point he rebelled,
  • 00:14:07.120 --> 00:14:08.220
  • he was no longer called Lucifer.
  • 00:14:08.220 --> 00:14:10.190
  • Now, let's explain that
  • 00:14:10.190 --> 00:14:11.080
  • rebellion.
  • 00:14:11.080 --> 00:14:11.280
  • Let's look here at these details
  • 00:14:11.280 --> 00:14:13.100
  • of the rebellion.
  • 00:14:13.100 --> 00:14:14.040
  • Ezekiel 28, verse 12,
  • 00:14:14.040 --> 00:14:16.060
  • "You were the model
  • 00:14:16.060 --> 00:14:16.210
  • of perfection, full of wisdom
  • 00:14:16.210 --> 00:14:18.010
  • and exquisite in beauty.
  • 00:14:18.010 --> 00:14:19.240
  • You were in Eden,
  • 00:14:19.240 --> 00:14:20.180
  • the garden of God.
  • 00:14:20.180 --> 00:14:21.190
  • Your clothing--"
  • 00:14:21.190 --> 00:14:22.160
  • Oh, by the way, that tells us
  • 00:14:22.160 --> 00:14:23.040
  • right there that somewhere
  • 00:14:23.040 --> 00:14:24.100
  • between Genesis 1 and 2 is when
  • 00:14:24.100 --> 00:14:25.220
  • this happened.
  • 00:14:25.220 --> 00:14:27.110
  • We don't know exactly when
  • 00:14:27.110 --> 00:14:27.290
  • it happened.
  • 00:14:27.290 --> 00:14:28.150
  • It could have been a day
  • 00:14:28.150 --> 00:14:29.060
  • after Genesis 1.
  • 00:14:29.060 --> 00:14:31.000
  • It could have been a season
  • 00:14:31.000 --> 00:14:31.230
  • after Genesis 1, depending on
  • 00:14:31.230 --> 00:14:33.050
  • how you interpret the word
  • 00:14:33.050 --> 00:14:33.250
  • "day".
  • 00:14:33.250 --> 00:14:34.130
  • Day is yom which could mean
  • 00:14:34.130 --> 00:14:36.080
  • 24-hour period or it could mean
  • 00:14:36.080 --> 00:14:37.090
  • season in time and theologians
  • 00:14:37.090 --> 00:14:38.210
  • argue about the days of God,
  • 00:14:38.210 --> 00:14:40.190
  • the first day, the second day,
  • 00:14:40.190 --> 00:14:41.260
  • the third day, whether that was
  • 00:14:41.260 --> 00:14:42.250
  • a season of time or whether it
  • 00:14:42.250 --> 00:14:43.220
  • was one day.
  • 00:14:43.220 --> 00:14:44.100
  • I believe in the literal
  • 00:14:44.100 --> 00:14:45.070
  • creation of 24 hours.
  • 00:14:45.070 --> 00:14:46.140
  • I believe that if God can create
  • 00:14:46.140 --> 00:14:47.160
  • the world, he can certainly do
  • 00:14:47.160 --> 00:14:48.050
  • it in a day.
  • 00:14:48.050 --> 00:14:49.150
  • And so, I believe in the literal
  • 00:14:49.150 --> 00:14:50.040
  • translation of 24-hour period
  • 00:14:50.040 --> 00:14:52.040
  • of time.
  • 00:14:52.040 --> 00:14:52.230
  • I feel like God would have said
  • 00:14:52.230 --> 00:14:53.200
  • specifically season if he meant
  • 00:14:53.200 --> 00:14:55.040
  • that.
  • 00:14:55.040 --> 00:14:56.060
  • And so, but again, there are
  • 00:14:56.060 --> 00:14:57.070
  • theologians that argue with me
  • 00:14:57.070 --> 00:14:58.050
  • and that's fine.
  • 00:14:58.050 --> 00:14:58.250
  • It doesn't really change
  • 00:14:58.250 --> 00:14:59.140
  • creation.
  • 00:14:59.140 --> 00:15:00.220
  • But we believe somewhere between
  • 00:15:00.220 --> 00:15:01.160
  • Genesis 1 and Genesis 2 is when
  • 00:15:01.160 --> 00:15:04.060
  • Lucifer fell, when he made this
  • 00:15:04.060 --> 00:15:06.120
  • decision to rebel against God.
  • 00:15:06.120 --> 00:15:07.270
  • So, let's pick it back up.
  • 00:15:07.270 --> 00:15:09.030
  • "You were the model
  • 00:15:09.030 --> 00:15:09.190
  • of perfection, full of wisdom
  • 00:15:09.190 --> 00:15:10.150
  • and exquisite in beauty.
  • 00:15:10.150 --> 00:15:12.060
  • You were in Eden,
  • 00:15:12.060 --> 00:15:12.210
  • the garden of God.
  • 00:15:12.210 --> 00:15:13.190
  • Your clothing was adorned with
  • 00:15:13.190 --> 00:15:14.180
  • every precious stone all
  • 00:15:14.180 --> 00:15:16.260
  • beautifully crafted for you
  • 00:15:16.260 --> 00:15:18.030
  • and set in the finest gold.
  • 00:15:18.030 --> 00:15:19.230
  • They were given to you
  • 00:15:19.230 --> 00:15:20.270
  • on the day you were created.
  • 00:15:20.270 --> 00:15:21.290
  • I ordained and anointed you
  • 00:15:21.290 --> 00:15:22.250
  • as the mighty angelic guardian."
  • 00:15:22.250 --> 00:15:25.130
  • Lucifer's job was to oversee
  • 00:15:25.130 --> 00:15:28.060
  • and guard the world.
  • 00:15:28.060 --> 00:15:29.190
  • Now, think about that.
  • 00:15:29.190 --> 00:15:31.040
  • Isn't the most evil that you've
  • 00:15:31.040 --> 00:15:32.070
  • ever heard of always in someone
  • 00:15:32.070 --> 00:15:34.070
  • who's supposed to be a guardian
  • 00:15:34.070 --> 00:15:35.030
  • over another actually hurts
  • 00:15:35.030 --> 00:15:36.060
  • them?
  • 00:15:36.060 --> 00:15:37.220
  • Isn't that the greatest form
  • 00:15:37.220 --> 00:15:38.120
  • of evil that we can
  • 00:15:38.120 --> 00:15:39.040
  • possibly imagine?
  • 00:15:39.040 --> 00:15:40.120
  • A parent who's supposed
  • 00:15:40.120 --> 00:15:41.070
  • to protect a child abuses
  • 00:15:41.070 --> 00:15:42.140
  • the child, right?
  • 00:15:42.140 --> 00:15:44.270
  • A pastor, a youth minister,
  • 00:15:44.270 --> 00:15:46.030
  • coach, teacher, principle,
  • 00:15:46.030 --> 00:15:47.180
  • instead of protecting children,
  • 00:15:47.180 --> 00:15:48.190
  • hurts them, right?
  • 00:15:48.190 --> 00:15:51.070
  • A king, or prince, or governor,
  • 00:15:51.140 --> 00:15:54.140
  • or president, or dictator,
  • 00:15:54.140 --> 00:15:56.270
  • or ruler over a nation,
  • 00:15:56.270 --> 00:15:58.190
  • rather than protecting their
  • 00:15:58.190 --> 00:15:59.060
  • nation, kills their own people,
  • 00:15:59.060 --> 00:16:01.110
  • right?
  • 00:16:01.110 --> 00:16:02.040
  • Isn't that the greatest form
  • 00:16:02.040 --> 00:16:02.210
  • of evil when the person you're
  • 00:16:02.210 --> 00:16:04.020
  • supposed to be able to entrust
  • 00:16:04.020 --> 00:16:05.120
  • your protection to actually
  • 00:16:05.120 --> 00:16:07.180
  • hurts you?
  • 00:16:07.180 --> 00:16:09.020
  • And so, he was supposed
  • 00:16:09.020 --> 00:16:10.010
  • to be protecting earth.
  • 00:16:10.010 --> 00:16:10.260
  • Instead, he chose to hurt those
  • 00:16:10.260 --> 00:16:12.260
  • on earth.
  • 00:16:12.260 --> 00:16:13.220
  • "I ordained and anointed you
  • 00:16:13.220 --> 00:16:14.190
  • as the mighty angelic guardian.
  • 00:16:14.190 --> 00:16:16.130
  • You had access to the holy
  • 00:16:16.130 --> 00:16:17.130
  • mountain of God and walked
  • 00:16:17.130 --> 00:16:18.170
  • among the stones of fire."
  • 00:16:18.170 --> 00:16:20.000
  • Stones of fire in this case
  • 00:16:20.000 --> 00:16:20.280
  • represents angels that were
  • 00:16:20.280 --> 00:16:22.150
  • actually the stones of fire.
  • 00:16:22.150 --> 00:16:23.230
  • These were angelic beings that
  • 00:16:23.230 --> 00:16:25.000
  • had a protection around
  • 00:16:25.000 --> 00:16:26.230
  • the throne of God like stones
  • 00:16:26.230 --> 00:16:27.250
  • of fire, literally.
  • 00:16:27.250 --> 00:16:29.240
  • We literally believe that there
  • 00:16:29.240 --> 00:16:30.220
  • was a fire, there was fire
  • 00:16:30.220 --> 00:16:32.030
  • around God's throne because it's
  • 00:16:32.030 --> 00:16:34.100
  • so holy, not anyone could just
  • 00:16:34.100 --> 00:16:35.190
  • have access.
  • 00:16:35.190 --> 00:16:36.140
  • But Lucifer was so close to God,
  • 00:16:36.140 --> 00:16:38.150
  • he had access inside the stones
  • 00:16:38.150 --> 00:16:40.060
  • of fire to be in the very
  • 00:16:40.060 --> 00:16:41.090
  • presence of God and also
  • 00:16:41.090 --> 00:16:42.160
  • to become out of the presence of
  • 00:16:42.160 --> 00:16:43.100
  • God to go in the Garden of Eden,
  • 00:16:43.100 --> 00:16:44.240
  • right, to earth and then also
  • 00:16:44.240 --> 00:16:46.010
  • back.
  • 00:16:46.010 --> 00:16:46.230
  • So, he had access back
  • 00:16:46.230 --> 00:16:47.210
  • and forth.
  • 00:16:47.210 --> 00:16:49.010
  • So, it says here, "You were
  • 00:16:49.010 --> 00:16:49.180
  • blameless in all you did from
  • 00:16:49.180 --> 00:16:50.250
  • the day you were created until
  • 00:16:50.250 --> 00:16:52.060
  • the day evil was found in you.
  • 00:16:52.060 --> 00:16:54.050
  • Your rich commerce led you
  • 00:16:54.050 --> 00:16:55.140
  • to violence, and you sinned.
  • 00:16:55.140 --> 00:16:56.170
  • So I banished you in disgrace
  • 00:16:56.170 --> 00:16:58.030
  • from the mountain of God.
  • 00:16:58.030 --> 00:16:58.290
  • I expelled you, O mighty
  • 00:16:58.290 --> 00:17:00.070
  • guardian, from your place among
  • 00:17:00.070 --> 00:17:01.220
  • the stones of fire.
  • 00:17:01.220 --> 00:17:02.110
  • Your heart was filled with pride
  • 00:17:02.110 --> 00:17:04.210
  • because of all your beauty.
  • 00:17:04.210 --> 00:17:06.060
  • Your wisdom was corrupted
  • 00:17:06.060 --> 00:17:07.020
  • by your love of splendor.
  • 00:17:07.020 --> 00:17:07.280
  • So I threw you to the ground."
  • 00:17:07.280 --> 00:17:10.070
  • Now, let's contrast.
  • 00:17:10.070 --> 00:17:11.010
  • The beauty of the devil, he was
  • 00:17:11.010 --> 00:17:13.200
  • beautiful when he was Lucifer.
  • 00:17:13.200 --> 00:17:14.290
  • He was--I mean gorgeous.
  • 00:17:14.290 --> 00:17:16.140
  • He was known as the most
  • 00:17:16.140 --> 00:17:18.170
  • beautiful of all angels.
  • 00:17:18.170 --> 00:17:20.050
  • In fact, in the description
  • 00:17:20.050 --> 00:17:21.010
  • of him, multiple places in
  • 00:17:21.010 --> 00:17:23.010
  • the Bible they described him
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  • as gemstones.
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  • Ladies, look down at your
  • 00:17:25.110 --> 00:17:26.010
  • finger, many of you have
  • 00:17:26.010 --> 00:17:26.270
  • a beautiful gemstone on your
  • 00:17:26.270 --> 00:17:27.280
  • finger right now that someone
  • 00:17:27.280 --> 00:17:29.050
  • gave you, that hopefully
  • 00:17:29.050 --> 00:17:30.100
  • your husband, right?
  • 00:17:30.100 --> 00:17:31.210
  • But maybe you have--if you're
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  • married, I hope it was
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  • your husband.
  • 00:17:34.160 --> 00:17:35.170
  • Maybe you have a gemstone around
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  • your neck, right?
  • 00:17:36.240 --> 00:17:38.000
  • Maybe your mother, your
  • 00:17:38.000 --> 00:17:39.210
  • mother-in-law or, you know,
  • 00:17:39.210 --> 00:17:41.080
  • someone in your family has very
  • 00:17:41.080 --> 00:17:42.290
  • expensive gemstones, you know?
  • 00:17:42.290 --> 00:17:44.030
  • The beauty of the stone on your
  • 00:17:44.030 --> 00:17:46.020
  • finger is only shown because of
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  • the light that goes through it.
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  • So, the real beauty you will not
  • 00:17:50.260 --> 00:17:51.280
  • be able to see without
  • 00:17:51.280 --> 00:17:52.200
  • the light.
  • 00:17:52.200 --> 00:17:53.280
  • And so, it describes again
  • 00:17:53.280 --> 00:17:54.220
  • and again Lucifer's beauty like
  • 00:17:54.220 --> 00:17:56.290
  • a gemstone.
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  • And here's the problem,
  • 00:17:58.080 --> 00:17:59.150
  • Lucifer forgot that his beauty
  • 00:17:59.150 --> 00:18:01.160
  • was because he was reflecting
  • 00:18:01.160 --> 00:18:03.080
  • God's light through him
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  • and he began to think he was
  • 00:18:05.230 --> 00:18:06.280
  • the light, rather than just
  • 00:18:07.130 --> 00:18:10.130
  • a reflection of what God
  • 00:18:10.130 --> 00:18:12.070
  • had given him.
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  • Pride always leads to the fall
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  • but the greatest fall of all
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  • time was Lucifer who was
  • 00:18:18.150 --> 00:18:20.130
  • in the very presence of God
  • 00:18:20.130 --> 00:18:22.190
  • and fell to this earth.
  • 00:18:22.190 --> 00:18:24.180
  • Why?
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  • Because he began to think he was
  • 00:18:25.050 --> 00:18:26.100
  • beautiful because of himself,
  • 00:18:26.100 --> 00:18:27.080
  • because of who he was.
  • 00:18:27.080 --> 00:18:28.160
  • Could you be falling for pride
  • 00:18:28.160 --> 00:18:29.100
  • in your life thinking that your
  • 00:18:29.100 --> 00:18:30.070
  • gifts are your own?
  • 00:18:30.070 --> 00:18:31.080
  • "And I did this, and I made
  • 00:18:31.080 --> 00:18:32.110
  • the money all myself.
  • 00:18:32.110 --> 00:18:33.070
  • And I made it to this level
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  • on my own.
  • 00:18:34.130 --> 00:18:35.010
  • And I went to college on my own
  • 00:18:35.010 --> 00:18:36.040
  • and I got--"
  • 00:18:36.040 --> 00:18:36.220
  • Really?
  • 00:18:36.220 --> 00:18:37.080
  • Who gave you the smarts?
  • 00:18:37.080 --> 00:18:38.070
  • Who gave you the those
  • 00:18:38.070 --> 00:18:38.250
  • abilities?
  • 00:18:38.250 --> 00:18:39.120
  • Who gave you your beauty?
  • 00:18:39.120 --> 00:18:40.170
  • Who gave you your good looks?
  • 00:18:40.170 --> 00:18:41.240
  • Who gave you your strength?
  • 00:18:41.240 --> 00:18:42.200
  • Who gave you your wisdom?
  • 00:18:42.200 --> 00:18:43.220
  • God did.
  • 00:18:43.220 --> 00:18:44.170
  • All we have is a reflection
  • 00:18:44.170 --> 00:18:46.220
  • of what God has given us.
  • 00:18:46.220 --> 00:18:49.110
  • Does that make sense?
  • 00:18:49.110 --> 00:18:50.260
  • And so, he fell because
  • 00:18:50.260 --> 00:18:51.260
  • he thought it was him.
  • 00:18:51.260 --> 00:18:53.150
  • He thought it was him.
  • 00:18:53.150 --> 00:18:55.150
  • Let's contrast this with
  • 00:18:55.150 --> 00:18:56.010
  • Isaiah 53:2, "He had no beauty
  • 00:18:56.010 --> 00:18:58.040
  • or majesty to attract us to him,
  • 00:18:58.040 --> 00:18:59.240
  • nothing in his appearance that
  • 00:18:59.240 --> 00:19:01.030
  • we should desire him."
  • 00:19:01.030 --> 00:19:01.290
  • That's reflecting--that's
  • 00:19:01.290 --> 00:19:02.220
  • talking about the Messiah.
  • 00:19:02.220 --> 00:19:03.190
  • That's talking about Jesus.
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  • Jesus did not come attractive.
  • 00:19:06.100 --> 00:19:09.100
  • But his beauty, of course,
  • 00:19:09.100 --> 00:19:10.220
  • Jesus is, of course,
  • 00:19:10.220 --> 00:19:11.290
  • beautiful but it's not about
  • 00:19:11.290 --> 00:19:14.020
  • outward beauty.
  • 00:19:14.020 --> 00:19:15.030
  • It's about what he did for us.
  • 00:19:15.030 --> 00:19:16.130
  • Does that make sense?
  • 00:19:16.130 --> 00:19:17.220
  • Real love is about--real love
  • 00:19:17.220 --> 00:19:19.080
  • does something.
  • 00:19:19.080 --> 00:19:20.100
  • It's not that it is something.
  • 00:19:20.100 --> 00:19:22.130
  • We fall for what's attractive,
  • 00:19:22.130 --> 00:19:23.100
  • not for what's real, don't we?
  • 00:19:23.100 --> 00:19:26.030
  • And so, we have to be careful
  • 00:19:26.030 --> 00:19:26.210
  • of that.
  • 00:19:26.210 --> 00:19:27.050
  • So, Lucifer, number two,
  • 00:19:27.050 --> 00:19:28.050
  • means daystar or light,
  • 00:19:28.050 --> 00:19:30.090
  • meaning his beauty was reflected
  • 00:19:30.090 --> 00:19:32.130
  • from God's light,
  • 00:19:32.130 --> 00:19:33.230
  • but he thought it was his own.
  • 00:19:33.230 --> 00:19:35.170
  • He did not want to worship God
  • 00:19:35.170 --> 00:19:36.250
  • but to be worshiped
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  • and to be God.
  • 00:19:38.280 --> 00:19:41.280
  • Now real quick if you want to
  • 00:19:41.280 --> 00:19:42.160
  • add this to your notes as well,
  • 00:19:42.160 --> 00:19:43.140
  • Satan is now what he's called
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  • from this point on.
  • 00:19:45.150 --> 00:19:46.120
  • Satan, or the devil,
  • 00:19:46.120 --> 00:19:47.210
  • means enemy or adversary.
  • 00:19:47.210 --> 00:19:50.080
  • It means enemy or adversary.
  • 00:19:50.240 --> 00:19:53.240
  • And he is and has become
  • 00:19:53.240 --> 00:19:55.020
  • our enemy and our adversary.
  • 00:19:55.020 --> 00:19:56.180
  • Now I'm about to explain
  • 00:19:56.180 --> 00:19:57.150
  • why he has become that.
  • 00:19:57.150 --> 00:19:59.200
  • Before I get into that though,
  • 00:19:59.200 --> 00:20:00.150
  • I wanna just tell you a quick
  • 00:20:00.150 --> 00:20:01.230
  • African story,
  • 00:20:01.230 --> 00:20:03.290
  • an African proverb.
  • 00:20:03.290 --> 00:20:05.020
  • There was an African man who he
  • 00:20:05.020 --> 00:20:07.080
  • had a home, him and his family,
  • 00:20:07.080 --> 00:20:08.270
  • a tribesman.
  • 00:20:08.270 --> 00:20:09.270
  • And he wanted to sell his home
  • 00:20:09.270 --> 00:20:11.070
  • to another tribesman.
  • 00:20:11.070 --> 00:20:12.090
  • And so, he said,
  • 00:20:12.090 --> 00:20:12.260
  • "I'll sell you my home.
  • 00:20:12.260 --> 00:20:13.130
  • This is what I want for it."
  • 00:20:13.130 --> 00:20:14.130
  • And the tribesman said,
  • 00:20:14.130 --> 00:20:14.290
  • "I want a better deal."
  • 00:20:14.290 --> 00:20:16.080
  • He said, "I don't want to give
  • 00:20:16.080 --> 00:20:16.260
  • you a better deal."
  • 00:20:16.260 --> 00:20:17.090
  • He said, "I'll tell you what,"
  • 00:20:17.090 --> 00:20:18.220
  • he said, "I'll sell you my home,
  • 00:20:18.220 --> 00:20:20.200
  • but you gotta let me remain
  • 00:20:20.200 --> 00:20:22.070
  • owner of part of it."
  • 00:20:22.070 --> 00:20:23.250
  • The guy who wanted to buy it
  • 00:20:23.250 --> 00:20:24.120
  • said, "I don't wanna do that."
  • 00:20:24.120 --> 00:20:25.290
  • He said, "Come on, just let me
  • 00:20:25.290 --> 00:20:27.050
  • have a part of it and you can
  • 00:20:27.050 --> 00:20:28.090
  • have the rest."
  • 00:20:28.090 --> 00:20:28.290
  • He said, "I don't wanna
  • 00:20:28.290 --> 00:20:30.010
  • do that."
  • 00:20:30.010 --> 00:20:30.160
  • He said, "Well, I'll give you
  • 00:20:30.160 --> 00:20:31.040
  • a good deal if you let me remain
  • 00:20:31.040 --> 00:20:32.200
  • and hold on to part of it."
  • 00:20:32.200 --> 00:20:33.180
  • He goes, "How much?"
  • 00:20:33.180 --> 00:20:34.060
  • He goes, "I tell ya what,
  • 00:20:34.060 --> 00:20:35.140
  • you just let me own one nail."
  • 00:20:35.140 --> 00:20:38.130
  • The guy was like,
  • 00:20:38.130 --> 00:20:40.070
  • "Well, that's not a big deal.
  • 00:20:40.070 --> 00:20:41.160
  • Sure, if you'll give me a good
  • 00:20:41.160 --> 00:20:42.120
  • deal, I'll let ya own one nail."
  • 00:20:42.140 --> 00:20:45.140
  • He goes, "Great, thank you."
  • 00:20:45.140 --> 00:20:46.060
  • Took a nail and he nailed it
  • 00:20:46.060 --> 00:20:47.170
  • over the doorpost of the house.
  • 00:20:47.170 --> 00:20:48.240
  • He said, "I own that nail."
  • 00:20:48.240 --> 00:20:49.230
  • He was like,
  • 00:20:49.230 --> 00:20:50.150
  • "Okay, you own the nail."
  • 00:20:50.150 --> 00:20:52.090
  • So, he got a good deal.
  • 00:20:52.090 --> 00:20:52.260
  • So, this tribesman moved
  • 00:20:52.260 --> 00:20:54.060
  • into the new home.
  • 00:20:54.060 --> 00:20:55.000
  • The other guy moves out with
  • 00:20:55.000 --> 00:20:55.220
  • his family.
  • 00:20:55.220 --> 00:20:56.280
  • A couple of years later that man
  • 00:20:56.280 --> 00:20:57.170
  • came back and said,
  • 00:20:57.170 --> 00:20:58.050
  • "I'd like to buy my house back
  • 00:20:58.050 --> 00:20:59.270
  • and I want a good deal."
  • 00:20:59.270 --> 00:21:00.210
  • He said, "No.
  • 00:21:00.210 --> 00:21:02.000
  • I like the house.
  • 00:21:02.000 --> 00:21:02.190
  • You're not buying it back."
  • 00:21:02.190 --> 00:21:03.090
  • He says, "No, I want a good deal
  • 00:21:03.090 --> 00:21:04.010
  • and you are gonna sell me
  • 00:21:04.010 --> 00:21:04.210
  • the house back."
  • 00:21:04.210 --> 00:21:05.060
  • He says, "No I'm not."
  • 00:21:05.060 --> 00:21:06.060
  • He goes, "Yes, you are."
  • 00:21:06.060 --> 00:21:07.170
  • He said, "Well, you know I own
  • 00:21:07.170 --> 00:21:08.050
  • that nail."
  • 00:21:08.050 --> 00:21:08.230
  • He says, "I know you own
  • 00:21:08.230 --> 00:21:09.090
  • the nail, but I own the house."
  • 00:21:09.090 --> 00:21:11.240
  • He says, "Well, I still own
  • 00:21:11.240 --> 00:21:12.210
  • the nail."
  • 00:21:12.210 --> 00:21:13.130
  • "All right."
  • 00:21:13.130 --> 00:21:14.120
  • A week later he comes back with
  • 00:21:14.120 --> 00:21:15.120
  • the dead carcass of a dog
  • 00:21:15.120 --> 00:21:17.250
  • and he hangs it on the nail.
  • 00:21:17.250 --> 00:21:20.070
  • He says, "You're gonna remove
  • 00:21:20.070 --> 00:21:20.250
  • that."
  • 00:21:20.250 --> 00:21:21.090
  • He says, "Nope, I own the nail."
  • 00:21:21.090 --> 00:21:23.110
  • Within 2 weeks, the house became
  • 00:21:23.110 --> 00:21:25.220
  • unlivable and he had to sell
  • 00:21:25.220 --> 00:21:28.000
  • the house back to the tribesman
  • 00:21:28.000 --> 00:21:29.150
  • for a massive discount
  • 00:21:29.150 --> 00:21:31.030
  • and pull his family out
  • 00:21:31.030 --> 00:21:32.060
  • of that home.
  • 00:21:32.060 --> 00:21:33.200
  • If you let the devil have
  • 00:21:33.200 --> 00:21:36.110
  • the smallest portion in
  • 00:21:36.110 --> 00:21:37.270
  • your home, he will take over.
  • 00:21:38.270 --> 00:21:41.270
  • You cannot give him a small
  • 00:21:41.270 --> 00:21:43.200
  • compromise or he will come
  • 00:21:43.200 --> 00:21:45.150
  • in and destroy you.
  • 00:21:45.190 --> 00:21:48.190
  • There's an enemy that's out to
  • 00:21:48.190 --> 00:21:50.260
  • defeat you and you cannot give
  • 00:21:50.260 --> 00:21:52.230
  • him an inch 'cause he will take
  • 00:21:52.230 --> 00:21:54.160
  • everything from you if you do
  • 00:21:54.160 --> 00:21:56.040
  • that.
  • 00:21:56.040 --> 00:21:56.210
  • May that be a warning to us all,
  • 00:21:56.210 --> 00:21:59.060
  • to protect ourselves and to not
  • 00:21:59.060 --> 00:22:00.260
  • allow our lives to be full
  • 00:22:00.260 --> 00:22:01.210
  • of compromise.
  • 00:22:01.210 --> 00:22:02.200
  • Look at Revelation chapter 12.
  • 00:22:02.200 --> 00:22:03.270
  • This is the actual battle.
  • 00:22:03.270 --> 00:22:05.110
  • Let's see the battle when
  • 00:22:05.110 --> 00:22:07.050
  • Lucifer actually chose
  • 00:22:07.050 --> 00:22:08.060
  • to rebel against God.
  • 00:22:08.060 --> 00:22:09.280
  • It says in Revelation 12:4,
  • 00:22:09.280 --> 00:22:11.000
  • "His tail swept down a third
  • 00:22:11.000 --> 00:22:12.200
  • of the stars--"
  • 00:22:12.200 --> 00:22:13.150
  • Remember, stars means angels
  • 00:22:13.150 --> 00:22:14.090
  • in this case.
  • 00:22:14.090 --> 00:22:15.260
  • "His tail swept a third
  • 00:22:15.260 --> 00:22:16.250
  • of the stars of heaven,
  • 00:22:16.250 --> 00:22:18.010
  • and cast them to the earth."
  • 00:22:18.010 --> 00:22:19.150
  • That means one-third,
  • 00:22:19.150 --> 00:22:20.040
  • by the way.
  • 00:22:20.040 --> 00:22:21.050
  • Number three, one-third
  • 00:22:21.050 --> 00:22:22.060
  • of the angels are demons,
  • 00:22:22.060 --> 00:22:24.050
  • but two-thirds are
  • 00:22:24.050 --> 00:22:25.110
  • in God's army.
  • 00:22:25.110 --> 00:22:26.290
  • So, one-third are demons.
  • 00:22:26.290 --> 00:22:28.260
  • Two-thirds are in God's army,
  • 00:22:28.260 --> 00:22:30.140
  • are still angelic and one-third
  • 00:22:30.140 --> 00:22:31.270
  • became demons.
  • 00:22:31.270 --> 00:22:32.290
  • So, they are fallen angels.
  • 00:22:32.290 --> 00:22:34.170
  • They chose to go
  • 00:22:34.170 --> 00:22:35.160
  • in the rebellion with Satan.
  • 00:22:35.210 --> 00:22:38.210
  • And so, they were cast down.
  • 00:22:38.210 --> 00:22:39.260
  • So, let's pick up the Scripture
  • 00:22:39.260 --> 00:22:40.240
  • and explain this real quick.
  • 00:22:40.240 --> 00:22:42.130
  • It says, "Now war arose in
  • 00:22:42.130 --> 00:22:44.050
  • heaven, Michael and his angels
  • 00:22:44.050 --> 00:22:45.210
  • fighting against the dragon."
  • 00:22:45.210 --> 00:22:47.170
  • That would be the devil.
  • 00:22:47.170 --> 00:22:48.220
  • "And the dragon and his angels
  • 00:22:48.220 --> 00:22:49.170
  • fought back, but he was
  • 00:22:49.170 --> 00:22:50.110
  • defeated, and there was
  • 00:22:50.110 --> 00:22:51.170
  • no longer any place for them
  • 00:22:51.170 --> 00:22:52.170
  • in heaven.
  • 00:22:52.170 --> 00:22:53.240
  • And the great dragon was thrown
  • 00:22:53.240 --> 00:22:54.150
  • down, that ancient serpent,
  • 00:22:54.150 --> 00:22:56.120
  • who is called the devil
  • 00:22:56.120 --> 00:22:57.030
  • and Satan, the deceiver
  • 00:22:57.030 --> 00:22:58.180
  • of the whole world-he was thrown
  • 00:22:58.180 --> 00:23:00.200
  • down to the earth,
  • 00:23:00.200 --> 00:23:01.220
  • and his angels were thrown down
  • 00:23:01.220 --> 00:23:02.260
  • with him.
  • 00:23:02.260 --> 00:23:03.170
  • And I heard a loud voice
  • 00:23:03.170 --> 00:23:04.070
  • in heaven, saying,
  • 00:23:04.070 --> 00:23:05.020
  • 'Now the salvation and the power
  • 00:23:05.020 --> 00:23:06.150
  • and the kingdom of our God
  • 00:23:06.150 --> 00:23:07.270
  • and the authority of his Christ
  • 00:23:07.270 --> 00:23:09.160
  • have come, for the accuser
  • 00:23:09.160 --> 00:23:11.050
  • of our brothers has been thrown
  • 00:23:11.050 --> 00:23:12.130
  • down, who accuses them day
  • 00:23:12.130 --> 00:23:13.270
  • and night before our God.
  • 00:23:13.270 --> 00:23:15.100
  • And they have conquered him
  • 00:23:15.100 --> 00:23:16.120
  • by the blood of the Lamb.'"
  • 00:23:16.120 --> 00:23:18.080
  • Please underline that.
  • 00:23:18.080 --> 00:23:19.160
  • The way you conquer demons
  • 00:23:19.160 --> 00:23:21.050
  • and the devil in your life is
  • 00:23:21.050 --> 00:23:22.100
  • through the blood of the lamb,
  • 00:23:22.100 --> 00:23:23.100
  • which is that Jesus died on
  • 00:23:23.100 --> 00:23:24.190
  • the cross for you.
  • 00:23:24.190 --> 00:23:25.210
  • It always comes back to Jesus.
  • 00:23:25.210 --> 00:23:28.190
  • He is how you have authority
  • 00:23:28.190 --> 00:23:30.090
  • over demons and the devil
  • 00:23:30.090 --> 00:23:31.190
  • in your life.
  • 00:23:31.190 --> 00:23:32.190
  • It's not about your own power.
  • 00:23:32.190 --> 00:23:34.030
  • You are defenseless against
  • 00:23:34.030 --> 00:23:35.130
  • the devil in your own power,
  • 00:23:35.130 --> 00:23:36.160
  • but with Jesus,
  • 00:23:36.160 --> 00:23:37.130
  • you have full authority 'cause
  • 00:23:37.130 --> 00:23:39.020
  • there is no other name above
  • 00:23:39.020 --> 00:23:40.190
  • Jesus.
  • 00:23:40.190 --> 00:23:42.240
  • He's the final authority, okay?
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  • It says this, it says,
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  • "By the blood of the Lamb."
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  • And then it says, "And
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  • the Word of their testimony."
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  • So, what you say out of your
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  • mouth gives you that victory.
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  • We're gonna explain that
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  • in just a moment.
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  • It says, "For they loved
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  • not their lives even unto death.
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  • Therefore, rejoice, O heavens
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  • and you who dwell in them!
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  • But woe to you, O earth and sea,
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  • for the devil has come down to
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  • you in great wrath, because he
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  • knows that his time is short!'"
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  • So, why does the devil attack
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  • you?
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  • Why does the devil and
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  • demons attack you?
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  • Here's why, 'cause the devil
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  • knows his time is short.
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  • He knows he already lost.
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  • How many of you guys play
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  • Monopoly?
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  • Any Monopoly players?
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  • I like playing Monopoly.
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  • Now, here's the deal,
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  • I'm just gonna tell you
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  • my--the truth on Bil and
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  • Monopoly, okay?
  • 00:24:19.190 --> 00:24:20.230
  • I become evil when
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  • I play Monopoly.
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  • My wife will tell you that.
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  • She will give you testimony
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  • that she doesn't like playing
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  • Monopoly.
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  • Here's what happens,
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  • when I figure out I'm gonna
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  • lose, then I look around and go,
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  • who am I taking out with me?
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  • And I figure out who I can take
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  • out--how many of you guys played
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  • games like that?
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  • I mean, it's a game.
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  • It's okay.
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  • It's just a game so we're not
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  • really that evil, all right?
  • 00:24:39.060 --> 00:24:40.180
  • And so, but when I play, my wife
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  • would be like, "No, he is evil."
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  • In Monopoly, yes.
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  • So basically, if I figure
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  • I can't win, I'm gonna take
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  • someone down with me.
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  • The devil knows that he's been
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  • beat by God.
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  • He cannot beat God but
  • 00:24:53.000 --> 00:24:54.050
  • if he hates you or hates God,
  • 00:24:54.050 --> 00:24:56.180
  • how can he get to God?
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  • If I became your mortal enemy,
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  • the number-one way,
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  • if I know I can't defeat you,
  • 00:25:01.280 --> 00:25:03.210
  • than the number-one way I know
  • 00:25:03.210 --> 00:25:04.250
  • I can hurt you would be to hurt
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  • your children.
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  • You say, "Man, that's evil."
  • 00:25:08.260 --> 00:25:09.260
  • Yep, that's the point.
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  • He is evil.
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  • If you're like me, I would
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  • rather you hurt me than hurt
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  • my kids, right?
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  • I would rather you come after me
  • 00:25:18.290 --> 00:25:21.020
  • than come after my children,
  • 00:25:21.020 --> 00:25:21.290
  • right?
  • 00:25:21.290 --> 00:25:23.110
  • And if you come after my kids,
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  • you're not gonna like me.
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  • How many of you guys would
  • 00:25:27.150 --> 00:25:28.010
  • agree with that?
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  • You mess with my kids, you're
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  • not gonna see a nice Pastor Bil.
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  • I'm just telling you the truth
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  • right now.
  • 00:25:34.160 --> 00:25:35.250
  • And so, in the same way,
  • 00:25:35.250 --> 00:25:36.280
  • God goes all out to protect you
  • 00:25:36.280 --> 00:25:38.190
  • 'cause he's angry that the devil
  • 00:25:38.250 --> 00:25:41.250
  • wants to get to him through you,
  • 00:25:41.250 --> 00:25:43.180
  • his children.
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  • That's why he attacks you.
  • 00:25:45.100 --> 00:25:46.100
  • But again, let me give you some
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  • good news.
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  • For every demon that's messin'
  • 00:25:47.250 --> 00:25:48.180
  • with you, you got two angels
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  • - Bil: Hey, thanks so much for
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  • watching the program today.
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  • I've got a question for you.
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  • Have you asked Jesus Christ
  • 00:26:03.120 --> 00:26:04.110
  • to be your Lord and Savior?
  • 00:26:04.110 --> 00:26:06.140
  • Have you prayed a simple prayer
  • 00:26:06.140 --> 00:26:08.010
  • that guarantees that you will
  • 00:26:08.010 --> 00:26:09.190
  • go to heaven because you know
  • 00:26:09.190 --> 00:26:11.000
  • Jesus?
  • 00:26:11.000 --> 00:26:12.160
  • Would you pray this prayer
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  • with me right now?
  • 00:26:13.020 --> 00:26:14.080
  • You can just say this out loud.
  • 00:26:14.080 --> 00:26:15.090
  • You can say, "Dear Jesus,
  • 00:26:15.090 --> 00:26:16.250
  • I realize I need you.
  • 00:26:16.250 --> 00:26:18.250
  • I believe you died on the cross
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  • for me to pay the price for
  • 00:26:20.000 --> 00:26:21.080
  • my sins and I believe you rose
  • 00:26:21.080 --> 00:26:23.020
  • again.
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  • Please come into my heart,
  • 00:26:24.030 --> 00:26:25.170
  • be my Lord and be my Savior.
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  • Thank you, Jesus, for saving me.
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  • - female announcer: Have you
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  • ever wondered what God says
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  • about today's most controversial
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  • subjects?
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  • - Bil: God has too many great
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  • plans for your life for you
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  • to be addicted to any substance.
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  • forever.
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  • There is hope for you.
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  • Christ has a purpose for you.
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  • There is goodness in your life.
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  • There's so much to too.
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