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March 10, 2017
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Angels and Demons: The Origins of Evil

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  • - female announcer: Could it be
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  • that your breaking point is
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  • actually a platform for victory?
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  • In his new DVD message,
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  • Pastor Bil shares on how
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  • to rise above your circumstances
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  • and follow the plan
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  • - Bil Cornelius: God wants
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  • to give you a great vision
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  • for your life, but you know
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  • what gets in the way of vision?
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  • Sight.
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  • Who you can see now gets in the
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  • way of who you can't see yet.
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  • Oh, all I see is a kid who is
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  • just disobeying me.
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  • No, I see a young man or a young
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  • woman who will turn into
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  • a godly man that honors the Lord
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  • with his life and changes
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  • the next generation.
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  • What are you seeing
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  • in your kids?
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  • Because what you see
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  • for your gift of any amount
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  • - Bill Cornelius: It always
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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.
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  • And I was like, "Hey, so have
  • 00:08:09.240 --> 00:08:10.200
  • you ever prayed to ask Christ
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  • in your life?"
  • 00:08:12.240 --> 00:08:13.090
  • And he says, "No, I haven't done
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  • 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,
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  • 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,
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  • 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
  • 00:09:01.090 --> 00:09:01.250
  • this prayer.
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  • Are you all right?"
  • 00:09:02.100 --> 00:09:02.260
  • He says, "Yeah, I'm okay."
  • 00:09:02.260 --> 00:09:04.100
  • He starts crying.
  • 00:09:04.100 --> 00:09:05.020
  • He's like, "I really wanna do
  • 00:09:05.020 --> 00:09:07.080
  • this," and he starts shaking.
  • 00:09:07.080 --> 00:09:09.040
  • And at this point I'm like,
  • 00:09:09.040 --> 00:09:09.210
  • "Bro, are you okay?"
  • 00:09:09.210 --> 00:09:11.110
  • And a friend of mine can see
  • 00:09:11.110 --> 00:09:12.110
  • something's going on.
  • 00:09:12.110 --> 00:09:12.290
  • He says, "Are you all right?"
  • 00:09:12.290 --> 00:09:13.200
  • "Yeah, come over here."
  • 00:09:13.200 --> 00:09:14.160
  • And so, I was like, "Man, we're
  • 00:09:14.160 --> 00:09:15.100
  • just gonna pray this prayer.
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  • You sure you wanna do this?"
  • 00:09:15.290 --> 00:09:16.270
  • "Yeah, I wanna do this.
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  • I'm sorry, I don't know
  • 00:09:18.000 --> 00:09:18.240
  • what's going on.
  • 00:09:18.240 --> 00:09:19.100
  • I don't know what's happening."
  • 00:09:19.100 --> 00:09:20.150
  • He starts shaking.
  • 00:09:20.150 --> 00:09:22.150
  • And then he starts really
  • 00:09:22.150 --> 00:09:23.130
  • shaking.
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  • At this point, we kind of hold
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  • him down like,
  • 00:09:24.250 --> 00:09:25.100
  • "Are you okay, man?
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  • You wanna pray this prayer?"
  • 00:09:26.180 --> 00:09:27.150
  • He goes, "Yeah, yeah,
  • 00:09:27.150 --> 00:09:28.100
  • I wanna do this.
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  • Sorry, dear--"
  • 00:09:28.270 --> 00:09:31.090
  • And he just starts freaking out.
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  • And I remember thinking,
  • 00:09:33.180 --> 00:09:34.030
  • what is going on?
  • 00:09:34.030 --> 00:09:35.180
  • Is this a seizure?
  • 00:09:35.180 --> 00:09:36.240
  • Is he--what's going on?
  • 00:09:36.240 --> 00:09:38.010
  • 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?
  • 00:09:41.250 --> 00:09:43.170
  • 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.
  • 00:09:46.240 --> 00:09:47.250
  • I didn't have some big
  • 00:09:47.250 --> 00:09:48.180
  • explanation but I just knew,
  • 00:09:48.180 --> 00:09:50.090
  • this is evil because he cannot
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  • even say the name "Jesus".
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  • Like, this is the weirdest thing
  • 00:09:55.190 --> 00:09:56.110
  • I'd ever seen.
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  • I had never experienced anything
  • 00:09:57.200 --> 00:09:58.090
  • like it.
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  • So, I looked at my friend.
  • 00:09:58.280 --> 00:09:59.260
  • I was like, "You know what
  • 00:09:59.260 --> 00:10:00.140
  • this is."
  • 00:10:00.140 --> 00:10:01.000
  • And he was like, "I think I do."
  • 00:10:01.000 --> 00:10:01.270
  • I was like, "All right,
  • 00:10:01.270 --> 00:10:02.170
  • are you ready?"
  • 00:10:02.170 --> 00:10:03.030
  • He's like, "I'm ready.
  • 00:10:03.030 --> 00:10:03.210
  • Let's do this."
  • 00:10:03.210 --> 00:10:04.080
  • I was like, "Okay."
  • 00:10:04.080 --> 00:10:06.000
  • And so, we didn't know what we
  • 00:10:06.000 --> 00:10:06.180
  • were doing.
  • 00:10:06.180 --> 00:10:07.080
  • I'm a kid.
  • 00:10:07.080 --> 00:10:08.100
  • I'm maybe 17, maybe.
  • 00:10:08.130 --> 00:10:11.130
  • And my buddy's about the same
  • 00:10:11.130 --> 00:10:12.170
  • age and we're like, "All right,
  • 00:10:12.170 --> 00:10:13.200
  • here we go."
  • 00:10:13.200 --> 00:10:14.050
  • So, I just said, "Right now
  • 00:10:14.050 --> 00:10:15.270
  • I'm gonna pray for you."
  • 00:10:15.270 --> 00:10:17.040
  • And he's like, "Okay."
  • 00:10:17.040 --> 00:10:18.030
  • And he's shaking.
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  • He's freaking out.
  • 00:10:18.190 --> 00:10:19.250
  • I pray for him.
  • 00:10:19.250 --> 00:10:20.200
  • I'm like, "God, I pray right now
  • 00:10:20.200 --> 00:10:22.150
  • if there's any evil in this
  • 00:10:22.150 --> 00:10:23.180
  • young man right now that you
  • 00:10:23.180 --> 00:10:25.050
  • would just cast it out.
  • 00:10:25.050 --> 00:10:26.030
  • And right now I speak to you.
  • 00:10:26.030 --> 00:10:27.180
  • If there's a demon, get out
  • 00:10:27.180 --> 00:10:29.100
  • right now in the name of Jesus."
  • 00:10:29.100 --> 00:10:31.170
  • He flips out.
  • 00:10:31.170 --> 00:10:33.020
  • He starts shaking violently.
  • 00:10:33.020 --> 00:10:34.170
  • I mean, it was like a movie.
  • 00:10:34.170 --> 00:10:36.050
  • I had never seen anything
  • 00:10:36.050 --> 00:10:36.250
  • like this in my life.
  • 00:10:36.250 --> 00:10:37.290
  • And finally I said,
  • 00:10:37.290 --> 00:10:39.080
  • "Do you wanna pray that prayer?"
  • 00:10:39.080 --> 00:10:40.080
  • He's like, "Yes, I wanna pray
  • 00:10:40.080 --> 00:10:41.110
  • that prayer.
  • 00:10:41.110 --> 00:10:41.270
  • Let's pray."
  • 00:10:41.270 --> 00:10:42.180
  • So, then I said, "Dear Jesus."
  • 00:10:42.180 --> 00:10:43.190
  • And he says, "Dear Jesus."
  • 00:10:44.230 --> 00:10:47.230
  • "Forgive me of my sins.
  • 00:10:47.230 --> 00:10:48.160
  • "Forgive me of my sins."
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  • "Come in my heart."
  • 00:10:50.170 --> 00:10:51.020
  • "Come in my heart."
  • 00:10:51.020 --> 00:10:52.000
  • I mean, it was so real.
  • 00:10:52.000 --> 00:10:54.160
  • And at the end of the prayer
  • 00:10:54.160 --> 00:10:55.120
  • we said, "In Jesus' name, amen."
  • 00:10:55.120 --> 00:10:57.000
  • He goes totally calm and I knew
  • 00:10:57.070 --> 00:11:00.090
  • the power of God right in that
  • 00:11:00.090 --> 00:11:02.290
  • moment.
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  • [congregation applauding]
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  • Now, this since happened
  • 00:11:07.180 --> 00:11:08.190
  • multiple times in my life as an
  • 00:11:08.190 --> 00:11:10.020
  • adult, but I well tell ya, I
  • 00:11:10.020 --> 00:11:12.020
  • came face to face with--I didn't
  • 00:11:12.020 --> 00:11:13.000
  • even realize I was going--you
  • 00:11:13.000 --> 00:11:13.180
  • know what my youth minister
  • 00:11:13.180 --> 00:11:14.050
  • said to me?
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  • He came up to me he says,
  • 00:11:14.200 --> 00:11:15.070
  • "I need to tell ya something,
  • 00:11:15.070 --> 00:11:15.270
  • Bil, right now."
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  • I was like, "Okay."
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  • And I was real close with him
  • 00:11:17.220 --> 00:11:18.170
  • and he could talk to me this
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  • way.
  • 00:11:19.130 --> 00:11:19.290
  • And it was me and a buddy
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  • of mine.
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  • And he looked at me
  • 00:11:21.000 --> 00:11:21.170
  • and he was so smart.
  • 00:11:21.170 --> 00:11:22.240
  • This is so wise what he
  • 00:11:22.240 --> 00:11:24.050
  • said next.
  • 00:11:24.050 --> 00:11:25.080
  • This is what he said,
  • 00:11:25.080 --> 00:11:25.230
  • he looked at me he said,
  • 00:11:25.230 --> 00:11:26.270
  • "I'm asking you right now
  • 00:11:26.270 --> 00:11:28.280
  • to tell no one what just
  • 00:11:29.010 --> 00:11:32.010
  • happened."
  • 00:11:32.010 --> 00:11:34.000
  • "Okay."
  • 00:11:34.000 --> 00:11:35.240
  • "I don't want you to breathe
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  • a word of this."
  • 00:11:36.130 --> 00:11:37.230
  • And I was like, "Okay."
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  • And you know what?
  • 00:11:39.270 --> 00:11:40.120
  • That was so wise.
  • 00:11:40.120 --> 00:11:41.140
  • Let me tell you why it was wise
  • 00:11:41.140 --> 00:11:43.070
  • because camp with a bunch
  • 00:11:43.070 --> 00:11:44.130
  • of students would have become
  • 00:11:44.130 --> 00:11:45.290
  • about that and not about Jesus.
  • 00:11:47.110 --> 00:11:50.110
  • But that doesn't just happen
  • 00:11:50.110 --> 00:11:50.280
  • with students, that happens
  • 00:11:50.280 --> 00:11:51.220
  • with adults too.
  • 00:11:51.220 --> 00:11:52.150
  • There are churches that devote
  • 00:11:52.150 --> 00:11:54.070
  • way too much time to the devil
  • 00:11:54.070 --> 00:11:56.160
  • and demons, and they're just
  • 00:11:56.160 --> 00:11:58.100
  • as happy with you doing that
  • 00:11:58.100 --> 00:11:59.070
  • because what they don't want you
  • 00:11:59.070 --> 00:12:00.270
  • to do is focus on the salvation
  • 00:12:00.270 --> 00:12:02.170
  • of people.
  • 00:12:02.170 --> 00:12:04.150
  • Does that make sense?
  • 00:12:04.150 --> 00:12:06.010
  • The real battle is distraction.
  • 00:12:06.010 --> 00:12:08.110
  • So, as we talk about this, I
  • 00:12:08.110 --> 00:12:09.190
  • wanna help you overcome any evil
  • 00:12:09.190 --> 00:12:11.220
  • in your life but I also want you
  • 00:12:11.220 --> 00:12:13.170
  • to know the real power is not
  • 00:12:13.170 --> 00:12:15.210
  • about fighting demons
  • 00:12:15.210 --> 00:12:17.090
  • or the devil.
  • 00:12:17.090 --> 00:12:17.260
  • There's not the devil behind
  • 00:12:17.260 --> 00:12:18.180
  • every bush.
  • 00:12:18.180 --> 00:12:19.190
  • That's ridiculous.
  • 00:12:19.190 --> 00:12:21.090
  • It's about Jesus.
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  • It's about salvation.
  • 00:12:23.150 --> 00:12:25.050
  • It's about the cross.
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  • That's what's important.
  • 00:12:26.200 --> 00:12:28.070
  • Do understand what I'm trying
  • 00:12:28.070 --> 00:12:28.270
  • to say?
  • 00:12:28.270 --> 00:12:29.140
  • So, let's remember that's what
  • 00:12:29.140 --> 00:12:30.250
  • matters the most.
  • 00:12:30.280 --> 00:12:33.280
  • So, now let's talk about
  • 00:12:33.280 --> 00:12:34.160
  • the origins of evil.
  • 00:12:34.160 --> 00:12:35.210
  • But I always wanna put that
  • 00:12:35.210 --> 00:12:36.150
  • in perspective before we go any
  • 00:12:36.150 --> 00:12:38.100
  • further and so we'll understand
  • 00:12:38.100 --> 00:12:39.120
  • that.
  • 00:12:39.120 --> 00:12:39.280
  • Now, let's just dive right into
  • 00:12:39.280 --> 00:12:41.070
  • the origin of people.
  • 00:12:41.070 --> 00:12:41.280
  • How did it all begins?
  • 00:12:41.280 --> 00:12:42.230
  • Why is there evil in the world?
  • 00:12:42.230 --> 00:12:43.260
  • Why are their crazy people that
  • 00:12:43.260 --> 00:12:45.190
  • go in malls and shoot people?
  • 00:12:45.190 --> 00:12:47.030
  • Why are there people that kill
  • 00:12:47.030 --> 00:12:47.280
  • people?
  • 00:12:47.280 --> 00:12:48.180
  • Why are their dictators that
  • 00:12:48.180 --> 00:12:50.080
  • kill their own people?
  • 00:12:50.080 --> 00:12:51.030
  • Why are there Hitlers
  • 00:12:51.030 --> 00:12:52.010
  • in the world?
  • 00:12:52.010 --> 00:12:52.170
  • Why are there Saddam Husseins?
  • 00:12:52.170 --> 00:12:54.020
  • Why is there evil?
  • 00:12:54.020 --> 00:12:55.130
  • Why did something evil happen
  • 00:12:55.130 --> 00:12:56.210
  • to you?
  • 00:12:56.210 --> 00:12:57.110
  • I mean, what started it all?
  • 00:12:57.110 --> 00:12:59.000
  • Isn't that a good question
  • 00:12:59.000 --> 00:12:59.200
  • to answer today?
  • 00:12:59.200 --> 00:13:00.160
  • Like, what started all the evil?
  • 00:13:00.160 --> 00:13:01.220
  • Here is how it all started.
  • 00:13:01.220 --> 00:13:03.230
  • Check this out: Isaiah 14:12.
  • 00:13:03.230 --> 00:13:06.220
  • It says, "How you are fallen
  • 00:13:06.220 --> 00:13:08.010
  • from heaven, O shining star,
  • 00:13:08.010 --> 00:13:09.110
  • son of the morning!
  • 00:13:09.110 --> 00:13:11.000
  • You have been thrown down to
  • 00:13:11.000 --> 00:13:11.270
  • the earth, you who destroyed
  • 00:13:11.270 --> 00:13:13.090
  • the nations of the world."
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  • By the way, I wanna say
  • 00:13:14.140 --> 00:13:15.000
  • the number-one thing he wants do
  • 00:13:15.000 --> 00:13:15.230
  • is take down nations.
  • 00:13:15.230 --> 00:13:18.030
  • That's one of his favorite
  • 00:13:18.030 --> 00:13:18.190
  • things to do.
  • 00:13:18.190 --> 00:13:19.060
  • He wants to create chaos
  • 00:13:19.060 --> 00:13:20.010
  • and destabilize nations.
  • 00:13:20.010 --> 00:13:22.000
  • Nothing makes him happier than
  • 00:13:22.000 --> 00:13:22.290
  • that because when a nation gets
  • 00:13:22.290 --> 00:13:23.210
  • destabilized, when there's
  • 00:13:23.210 --> 00:13:24.200
  • no more laws, people just start
  • 00:13:24.200 --> 00:13:25.170
  • killing everyone everywhere
  • 00:13:25.170 --> 00:13:26.090
  • and that's his dream.
  • 00:13:26.090 --> 00:13:27.070
  • He came to kill people.
  • 00:13:27.070 --> 00:13:29.150
  • So, he loves it when you do his
  • 00:13:29.150 --> 00:13:30.200
  • work for him.
  • 00:13:30.200 --> 00:13:32.190
  • So, if he can destabilize
  • 00:13:32.190 --> 00:13:33.070
  • a nation, that's his favorite
  • 00:13:33.070 --> 00:13:34.060
  • thing.
  • 00:13:34.060 --> 00:13:34.250
  • It says, "For you said to
  • 00:13:34.250 --> 00:13:35.170
  • yourself, I will ascend to
  • 00:13:35.170 --> 00:13:36.130
  • heaven and set my throne above
  • 00:13:36.130 --> 00:13:37.120
  • God's stars.'"
  • 00:13:37.120 --> 00:13:38.150
  • Stars in this case means angels.
  • 00:13:38.150 --> 00:13:40.210
  • "I will preside on the mountain
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  • of the gods far away
  • 00:13:41.240 --> 00:13:42.160
  • in the north.
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  • I will climb to the highest
  • 00:13:43.100 --> 00:13:44.070
  • heavens and be like
  • 00:13:44.070 --> 00:13:45.050
  • the Most High."
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  • So, the first thing you need
  • 00:13:46.100 --> 00:13:46.270
  • to know, number one,
  • 00:13:46.270 --> 00:13:47.240
  • is Lucifer was a beautiful angel
  • 00:13:47.240 --> 00:13:50.060
  • of God that God made that was
  • 00:13:50.060 --> 00:13:51.250
  • all good but he, like the other
  • 00:13:51.250 --> 00:13:54.210
  • angels, just like you and I as
  • 00:13:54.210 --> 00:13:56.070
  • humans, was given free choice
  • 00:13:56.070 --> 00:13:57.190
  • and Lucifer chose to rebel.
  • 00:13:57.250 --> 00:14:00.270
  • Number one, Lucifer rebelled
  • 00:14:00.270 --> 00:14:02.240
  • against God in heaven.
  • 00:14:03.210 --> 00:14:06.210
  • He rebelled.
  • 00:14:06.210 --> 00:14:08.070
  • At the point he rebelled,
  • 00:14:08.070 --> 00:14:09.170
  • he was no longer called Lucifer.
  • 00:14:09.170 --> 00:14:11.140
  • Now, let's explain that
  • 00:14:11.140 --> 00:14:12.030
  • rebellion.
  • 00:14:12.030 --> 00:14:12.230
  • Let's look here at these details
  • 00:14:12.230 --> 00:14:14.050
  • of the rebellion.
  • 00:14:14.050 --> 00:14:14.290
  • Ezekiel 28, verse 12,
  • 00:14:14.290 --> 00:14:17.010
  • "You were the model
  • 00:14:17.010 --> 00:14:17.160
  • of perfection, full of wisdom
  • 00:14:17.160 --> 00:14:18.260
  • and exquisite in beauty.
  • 00:14:18.260 --> 00:14:20.190
  • You were in Eden,
  • 00:14:20.190 --> 00:14:21.130
  • the garden of God.
  • 00:14:21.130 --> 00:14:22.140
  • Your clothing--"
  • 00:14:22.140 --> 00:14:23.110
  • Oh, by the way, that tells us
  • 00:14:23.110 --> 00:14:23.290
  • right there that somewhere
  • 00:14:23.290 --> 00:14:25.050
  • between Genesis 1 and 2 is when
  • 00:14:25.050 --> 00:14:26.170
  • this happened.
  • 00:14:26.170 --> 00:14:28.060
  • We don't know exactly when
  • 00:14:28.060 --> 00:14:28.240
  • it happened.
  • 00:14:28.240 --> 00:14:29.100
  • It could have been a day
  • 00:14:29.100 --> 00:14:30.010
  • after Genesis 1.
  • 00:14:30.010 --> 00:14:31.250
  • It could have been a season
  • 00:14:31.250 --> 00:14:32.180
  • after Genesis 1, depending on
  • 00:14:32.180 --> 00:14:34.000
  • how you interpret the word
  • 00:14:34.000 --> 00:14:34.200
  • "day".
  • 00:14:34.200 --> 00:14:35.080
  • Day is yom which could mean
  • 00:14:35.080 --> 00:14:37.030
  • 24-hour period or it could mean
  • 00:14:37.030 --> 00:14:38.040
  • season in time and theologians
  • 00:14:38.040 --> 00:14:39.160
  • argue about the days of God,
  • 00:14:39.160 --> 00:14:41.140
  • the first day, the second day,
  • 00:14:41.140 --> 00:14:42.210
  • the third day, whether that was
  • 00:14:42.210 --> 00:14:43.200
  • a season of time or whether it
  • 00:14:43.200 --> 00:14:44.170
  • was one day.
  • 00:14:44.170 --> 00:14:45.050
  • I believe in the literal
  • 00:14:45.050 --> 00:14:46.020
  • creation of 24 hours.
  • 00:14:46.020 --> 00:14:47.090
  • I believe that if God can create
  • 00:14:47.090 --> 00:14:48.110
  • the world, he can certainly do
  • 00:14:48.110 --> 00:14:49.000
  • it in a day.
  • 00:14:49.000 --> 00:14:50.100
  • And so, I believe in the literal
  • 00:14:50.100 --> 00:14:50.290
  • translation of 24-hour period
  • 00:14:50.290 --> 00:14:52.290
  • of time.
  • 00:14:52.290 --> 00:14:53.180
  • I feel like God would have said
  • 00:14:53.180 --> 00:14:54.150
  • specifically season if he meant
  • 00:14:54.150 --> 00:14:55.290
  • that.
  • 00:14:55.290 --> 00:14:57.010
  • And so, but again, there are
  • 00:14:57.010 --> 00:14:58.020
  • theologians that argue with me
  • 00:14:58.020 --> 00:14:59.000
  • and that's fine.
  • 00:14:59.000 --> 00:14:59.200
  • It doesn't really change
  • 00:14:59.200 --> 00:15:00.110
  • creation.
  • 00:15:00.110 --> 00:15:01.170
  • But we believe somewhere between
  • 00:15:01.170 --> 00:15:02.110
  • Genesis 1 and Genesis 2 is when
  • 00:15:02.110 --> 00:15:05.010
  • Lucifer fell, when he made this
  • 00:15:05.010 --> 00:15:07.070
  • decision to rebel against God.
  • 00:15:07.070 --> 00:15:08.220
  • So, let's pick it back up.
  • 00:15:08.220 --> 00:15:09.280
  • "You were the model
  • 00:15:09.280 --> 00:15:10.140
  • of perfection, full of wisdom
  • 00:15:10.140 --> 00:15:11.100
  • and exquisite in beauty.
  • 00:15:11.100 --> 00:15:13.010
  • You were in Eden,
  • 00:15:13.010 --> 00:15:13.160
  • the garden of God.
  • 00:15:13.160 --> 00:15:14.140
  • Your clothing was adorned with
  • 00:15:14.140 --> 00:15:15.130
  • every precious stone all
  • 00:15:15.130 --> 00:15:17.210
  • beautifully crafted for you
  • 00:15:17.210 --> 00:15:18.280
  • and set in the finest gold.
  • 00:15:18.280 --> 00:15:20.180
  • They were given to you
  • 00:15:20.180 --> 00:15:21.220
  • on the day you were created.
  • 00:15:21.220 --> 00:15:22.240
  • I ordained and anointed you
  • 00:15:22.240 --> 00:15:23.200
  • as the mighty angelic guardian."
  • 00:15:23.200 --> 00:15:26.080
  • Lucifer's job was to oversee
  • 00:15:26.080 --> 00:15:29.010
  • and guard the world.
  • 00:15:29.010 --> 00:15:30.140
  • Now, think about that.
  • 00:15:30.140 --> 00:15:31.290
  • Isn't the most evil that you've
  • 00:15:31.290 --> 00:15:33.020
  • ever heard of always in someone
  • 00:15:33.020 --> 00:15:35.020
  • who's supposed to be a guardian
  • 00:15:35.020 --> 00:15:35.280
  • over another actually hurts
  • 00:15:35.280 --> 00:15:37.010
  • them?
  • 00:15:37.010 --> 00:15:38.170
  • Isn't that the greatest form
  • 00:15:38.170 --> 00:15:39.070
  • of evil that we can
  • 00:15:39.070 --> 00:15:39.290
  • possibly imagine?
  • 00:15:39.290 --> 00:15:41.070
  • A parent who's supposed
  • 00:15:41.070 --> 00:15:42.020
  • to protect a child abuses
  • 00:15:42.020 --> 00:15:43.090
  • the child, right?
  • 00:15:43.090 --> 00:15:45.220
  • A pastor, a youth minister,
  • 00:15:45.220 --> 00:15:46.280
  • coach, teacher, principle,
  • 00:15:46.280 --> 00:15:48.130
  • instead of protecting children,
  • 00:15:48.130 --> 00:15:49.140
  • hurts them, right?
  • 00:15:49.140 --> 00:15:52.020
  • A king, or prince, or governor,
  • 00:15:52.090 --> 00:15:55.090
  • or president, or dictator,
  • 00:15:55.090 --> 00:15:57.220
  • or ruler over a nation,
  • 00:15:57.220 --> 00:15:59.140
  • rather than protecting their
  • 00:15:59.140 --> 00:16:00.030
  • nation, kills their own people,
  • 00:16:00.030 --> 00:16:02.060
  • right?
  • 00:16:02.060 --> 00:16:02.290
  • Isn't that the greatest form
  • 00:16:02.290 --> 00:16:03.160
  • of evil when the person you're
  • 00:16:03.160 --> 00:16:04.270
  • supposed to be able to entrust
  • 00:16:04.270 --> 00:16:06.070
  • your protection to actually
  • 00:16:06.070 --> 00:16:08.130
  • hurts you?
  • 00:16:08.130 --> 00:16:09.270
  • And so, he was supposed
  • 00:16:09.270 --> 00:16:10.260
  • to be protecting earth.
  • 00:16:10.260 --> 00:16:11.210
  • Instead, he chose to hurt those
  • 00:16:11.210 --> 00:16:13.210
  • on earth.
  • 00:16:13.210 --> 00:16:14.170
  • "I ordained and anointed you
  • 00:16:14.170 --> 00:16:15.140
  • as the mighty angelic guardian.
  • 00:16:15.140 --> 00:16:17.080
  • You had access to the holy
  • 00:16:17.080 --> 00:16:18.080
  • mountain of God and walked
  • 00:16:18.080 --> 00:16:19.120
  • among the stones of fire."
  • 00:16:19.120 --> 00:16:20.250
  • Stones of fire in this case
  • 00:16:20.250 --> 00:16:21.230
  • represents angels that were
  • 00:16:21.230 --> 00:16:23.100
  • actually the stones of fire.
  • 00:16:23.100 --> 00:16:24.180
  • These were angelic beings that
  • 00:16:24.180 --> 00:16:25.250
  • had a protection around
  • 00:16:25.250 --> 00:16:27.180
  • the throne of God like stones
  • 00:16:27.180 --> 00:16:28.200
  • of fire, literally.
  • 00:16:28.200 --> 00:16:30.190
  • We literally believe that there
  • 00:16:30.190 --> 00:16:31.170
  • was a fire, there was fire
  • 00:16:31.170 --> 00:16:32.280
  • around God's throne because it's
  • 00:16:32.280 --> 00:16:35.050
  • so holy, not anyone could just
  • 00:16:35.050 --> 00:16:36.140
  • have access.
  • 00:16:36.140 --> 00:16:37.090
  • But Lucifer was so close to God,
  • 00:16:37.090 --> 00:16:39.100
  • he had access inside the stones
  • 00:16:39.100 --> 00:16:41.010
  • of fire to be in the very
  • 00:16:41.010 --> 00:16:42.040
  • presence of God and also
  • 00:16:42.040 --> 00:16:43.110
  • to become out of the presence of
  • 00:16:43.110 --> 00:16:44.050
  • God to go in the Garden of Eden,
  • 00:16:44.050 --> 00:16:45.190
  • right, to earth and then also
  • 00:16:45.190 --> 00:16:46.260
  • back.
  • 00:16:46.260 --> 00:16:47.180
  • So, he had access back
  • 00:16:47.180 --> 00:16:48.160
  • and forth.
  • 00:16:48.160 --> 00:16:49.260
  • So, it says here, "You were
  • 00:16:49.260 --> 00:16:50.130
  • blameless in all you did from
  • 00:16:50.130 --> 00:16:51.200
  • the day you were created until
  • 00:16:51.200 --> 00:16:53.010
  • the day evil was found in you.
  • 00:16:53.010 --> 00:16:55.000
  • Your rich commerce led you
  • 00:16:55.000 --> 00:16:56.090
  • to violence, and you sinned.
  • 00:16:56.090 --> 00:16:57.120
  • So I banished you in disgrace
  • 00:16:57.120 --> 00:16:58.280
  • from the mountain of God.
  • 00:16:58.280 --> 00:16:59.240
  • I expelled you, O mighty
  • 00:16:59.240 --> 00:17:01.020
  • guardian, from your place among
  • 00:17:01.020 --> 00:17:02.170
  • the stones of fire.
  • 00:17:02.170 --> 00:17:03.060
  • Your heart was filled with pride
  • 00:17:03.060 --> 00:17:05.160
  • because of all your beauty.
  • 00:17:05.160 --> 00:17:07.010
  • Your wisdom was corrupted
  • 00:17:07.010 --> 00:17:07.270
  • by your love of splendor.
  • 00:17:07.270 --> 00:17:08.230
  • So I threw you to the ground."
  • 00:17:08.230 --> 00:17:11.020
  • Now, let's contrast.
  • 00:17:11.020 --> 00:17:11.260
  • The beauty of the devil, he was
  • 00:17:11.260 --> 00:17:14.150
  • beautiful when he was Lucifer.
  • 00:17:14.150 --> 00:17:15.240
  • He was--I mean gorgeous.
  • 00:17:15.240 --> 00:17:17.090
  • He was known as the most
  • 00:17:17.090 --> 00:17:19.120
  • beautiful of all angels.
  • 00:17:19.120 --> 00:17:21.000
  • In fact, in the description
  • 00:17:21.000 --> 00:17:21.260
  • of him, multiple places in
  • 00:17:21.260 --> 00:17:23.260
  • the Bible they described him
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  • as gemstones.
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  • Ladies, look down at your
  • 00:17:26.060 --> 00:17:26.260
  • finger, many of you have
  • 00:17:26.260 --> 00:17:27.220
  • a beautiful gemstone on your
  • 00:17:27.220 --> 00:17:28.230
  • finger right now that someone
  • 00:17:28.230 --> 00:17:30.000
  • gave you, that hopefully
  • 00:17:30.000 --> 00:17:31.050
  • your husband, right?
  • 00:17:31.050 --> 00:17:32.160
  • But maybe you have--if you're
  • 00:17:32.160 --> 00:17:34.200
  • married, I hope it was
  • 00:17:34.200 --> 00:17:35.110
  • your husband.
  • 00:17:35.110 --> 00:17:36.120
  • Maybe you have a gemstone around
  • 00:17:36.120 --> 00:17:37.190
  • your neck, right?
  • 00:17:37.190 --> 00:17:38.250
  • Maybe your mother, your
  • 00:17:38.250 --> 00:17:40.160
  • mother-in-law or, you know,
  • 00:17:40.160 --> 00:17:42.030
  • someone in your family has very
  • 00:17:42.030 --> 00:17:43.240
  • expensive gemstones, you know?
  • 00:17:43.240 --> 00:17:44.280
  • The beauty of the stone on your
  • 00:17:44.280 --> 00:17:46.270
  • finger is only shown because of
  • 00:17:46.270 --> 00:17:49.090
  • the light that goes through it.
  • 00:17:49.090 --> 00:17:51.210
  • So, the real beauty you will not
  • 00:17:51.210 --> 00:17:52.230
  • be able to see without
  • 00:17:52.230 --> 00:17:53.150
  • the light.
  • 00:17:53.150 --> 00:17:54.230
  • And so, it describes again
  • 00:17:54.230 --> 00:17:55.170
  • and again Lucifer's beauty like
  • 00:17:55.170 --> 00:17:57.240
  • a gemstone.
  • 00:17:57.240 --> 00:17:59.030
  • And here's the problem,
  • 00:17:59.030 --> 00:18:00.120
  • Lucifer forgot that his beauty
  • 00:18:00.120 --> 00:18:02.110
  • was because he was reflecting
  • 00:18:02.110 --> 00:18:04.030
  • God's light through him
  • 00:18:04.030 --> 00:18:06.180
  • and he began to think he was
  • 00:18:06.180 --> 00:18:07.230
  • the light, rather than just
  • 00:18:08.080 --> 00:18:11.080
  • a reflection of what God
  • 00:18:11.080 --> 00:18:13.020
  • had given him.
  • 00:18:13.020 --> 00:18:15.040
  • Pride always leads to the fall
  • 00:18:15.040 --> 00:18:17.260
  • but the greatest fall of all
  • 00:18:17.260 --> 00:18:19.100
  • time was Lucifer who was
  • 00:18:19.100 --> 00:18:21.080
  • in the very presence of God
  • 00:18:21.080 --> 00:18:23.140
  • and fell to this earth.
  • 00:18:23.140 --> 00:18:25.130
  • Why?
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  • Because he began to think he was
  • 00:18:26.000 --> 00:18:27.050
  • beautiful because of himself,
  • 00:18:27.050 --> 00:18:28.030
  • because of who he was.
  • 00:18:28.030 --> 00:18:29.110
  • Could you be falling for pride
  • 00:18:29.110 --> 00:18:30.050
  • in your life thinking that your
  • 00:18:30.050 --> 00:18:31.020
  • gifts are your own?
  • 00:18:31.020 --> 00:18:32.030
  • "And I did this, and I made
  • 00:18:32.030 --> 00:18:33.060
  • the money all myself.
  • 00:18:33.060 --> 00:18:34.020
  • And I made it to this level
  • 00:18:34.020 --> 00:18:35.080
  • on my own.
  • 00:18:35.080 --> 00:18:35.260
  • And I went to college on my own
  • 00:18:35.260 --> 00:18:36.290
  • and I got--"
  • 00:18:36.290 --> 00:18:37.170
  • Really?
  • 00:18:37.170 --> 00:18:38.030
  • Who gave you the smarts?
  • 00:18:38.030 --> 00:18:39.020
  • Who gave you the those
  • 00:18:39.020 --> 00:18:39.200
  • abilities?
  • 00:18:39.200 --> 00:18:40.070
  • Who gave you your beauty?
  • 00:18:40.070 --> 00:18:41.120
  • Who gave you your good looks?
  • 00:18:41.120 --> 00:18:42.190
  • Who gave you your strength?
  • 00:18:42.190 --> 00:18:43.150
  • Who gave you your wisdom?
  • 00:18:43.150 --> 00:18:44.170
  • God did.
  • 00:18:44.170 --> 00:18:45.120
  • All we have is a reflection
  • 00:18:45.120 --> 00:18:47.170
  • of what God has given us.
  • 00:18:47.170 --> 00:18:50.060
  • Does that make sense?
  • 00:18:50.060 --> 00:18:51.210
  • And so, he fell because
  • 00:18:51.210 --> 00:18:52.210
  • he thought it was him.
  • 00:18:52.210 --> 00:18:54.100
  • He thought it was him.
  • 00:18:54.100 --> 00:18:56.100
  • Let's contrast this with
  • 00:18:56.100 --> 00:18:56.260
  • Isaiah 53:2, "He had no beauty
  • 00:18:56.260 --> 00:18:58.290
  • or majesty to attract us to him,
  • 00:18:58.290 --> 00:19:00.210
  • nothing in his appearance that
  • 00:19:00.210 --> 00:19:01.280
  • we should desire him."
  • 00:19:01.280 --> 00:19:02.240
  • That's reflecting--that's
  • 00:19:02.240 --> 00:19:03.170
  • talking about the Messiah.
  • 00:19:03.170 --> 00:19:04.140
  • That's talking about Jesus.
  • 00:19:04.140 --> 00:19:05.260
  • Jesus did not come attractive.
  • 00:19:07.050 --> 00:19:10.050
  • But his beauty, of course,
  • 00:19:10.050 --> 00:19:11.170
  • Jesus is, of course,
  • 00:19:11.170 --> 00:19:12.240
  • beautiful but it's not about
  • 00:19:12.240 --> 00:19:14.270
  • outward beauty.
  • 00:19:14.270 --> 00:19:15.280
  • It's about what he did for us.
  • 00:19:15.280 --> 00:19:17.080
  • Does that make sense?
  • 00:19:17.080 --> 00:19:18.170
  • Real love is about--real love
  • 00:19:18.170 --> 00:19:20.030
  • does something.
  • 00:19:20.030 --> 00:19:21.050
  • It's not that it is something.
  • 00:19:21.050 --> 00:19:23.080
  • We fall for what's attractive,
  • 00:19:23.080 --> 00:19:24.050
  • not for what's real, don't we?
  • 00:19:24.050 --> 00:19:26.280
  • And so, we have to be careful
  • 00:19:26.280 --> 00:19:27.160
  • of that.
  • 00:19:27.160 --> 00:19:28.000
  • So, Lucifer, number two,
  • 00:19:28.000 --> 00:19:29.000
  • means daystar or light,
  • 00:19:29.000 --> 00:19:31.040
  • meaning his beauty was reflected
  • 00:19:31.040 --> 00:19:33.080
  • from God's light,
  • 00:19:33.080 --> 00:19:34.180
  • but he thought it was his own.
  • 00:19:34.180 --> 00:19:36.120
  • He did not want to worship God
  • 00:19:36.120 --> 00:19:37.200
  • but to be worshiped
  • 00:19:37.200 --> 00:19:38.250
  • and to be God.
  • 00:19:39.230 --> 00:19:42.230
  • Now real quick if you want to
  • 00:19:42.230 --> 00:19:43.110
  • add this to your notes as well,
  • 00:19:43.110 --> 00:19:44.090
  • Satan is now what he's called
  • 00:19:44.090 --> 00:19:46.100
  • from this point on.
  • 00:19:46.100 --> 00:19:47.070
  • Satan, or the devil,
  • 00:19:47.070 --> 00:19:48.160
  • means enemy or adversary.
  • 00:19:48.160 --> 00:19:51.030
  • It means enemy or adversary.
  • 00:19:51.190 --> 00:19:54.190
  • And he is and has become
  • 00:19:54.190 --> 00:19:55.270
  • our enemy and our adversary.
  • 00:19:55.270 --> 00:19:57.130
  • Now I'm about to explain
  • 00:19:57.130 --> 00:19:58.100
  • why he has become that.
  • 00:19:58.100 --> 00:20:00.150
  • Before I get into that though,
  • 00:20:00.150 --> 00:20:01.100
  • I wanna just tell you a quick
  • 00:20:01.100 --> 00:20:02.180
  • African story,
  • 00:20:02.180 --> 00:20:04.240
  • an African proverb.
  • 00:20:04.240 --> 00:20:05.270
  • There was an African man who he
  • 00:20:05.270 --> 00:20:08.030
  • had a home, him and his family,
  • 00:20:08.030 --> 00:20:09.220
  • a tribesman.
  • 00:20:09.220 --> 00:20:10.220
  • And he wanted to sell his home
  • 00:20:10.220 --> 00:20:12.020
  • to another tribesman.
  • 00:20:12.020 --> 00:20:13.040
  • And so, he said,
  • 00:20:13.040 --> 00:20:13.210
  • "I'll sell you my home.
  • 00:20:13.210 --> 00:20:14.080
  • This is what I want for it."
  • 00:20:14.080 --> 00:20:15.080
  • And the tribesman said,
  • 00:20:15.080 --> 00:20:15.240
  • "I want a better deal."
  • 00:20:15.240 --> 00:20:17.030
  • He said, "I don't want to give
  • 00:20:17.030 --> 00:20:17.210
  • you a better deal."
  • 00:20:17.210 --> 00:20:18.040
  • He said, "I'll tell you what,"
  • 00:20:18.040 --> 00:20:19.170
  • he said, "I'll sell you my home,
  • 00:20:19.170 --> 00:20:21.150
  • but you gotta let me remain
  • 00:20:21.150 --> 00:20:23.020
  • owner of part of it."
  • 00:20:23.020 --> 00:20:24.200
  • The guy who wanted to buy it
  • 00:20:24.200 --> 00:20:25.070
  • said, "I don't wanna do that."
  • 00:20:25.070 --> 00:20:26.240
  • He said, "Come on, just let me
  • 00:20:26.240 --> 00:20:28.000
  • have a part of it and you can
  • 00:20:28.000 --> 00:20:29.040
  • have the rest."
  • 00:20:29.040 --> 00:20:29.240
  • He said, "I don't wanna
  • 00:20:29.240 --> 00:20:30.260
  • do that."
  • 00:20:30.260 --> 00:20:31.110
  • He said, "Well, I'll give you
  • 00:20:31.110 --> 00:20:31.290
  • a good deal if you let me remain
  • 00:20:31.290 --> 00:20:33.150
  • and hold on to part of it."
  • 00:20:33.150 --> 00:20:34.130
  • He goes, "How much?"
  • 00:20:34.130 --> 00:20:35.010
  • He goes, "I tell ya what,
  • 00:20:35.010 --> 00:20:36.090
  • you just let me own one nail."
  • 00:20:36.090 --> 00:20:39.080
  • The guy was like,
  • 00:20:39.080 --> 00:20:41.020
  • "Well, that's not a big deal.
  • 00:20:41.020 --> 00:20:42.110
  • Sure, if you'll give me a good
  • 00:20:42.110 --> 00:20:43.070
  • deal, I'll let ya own one nail."
  • 00:20:43.090 --> 00:20:46.090
  • He goes, "Great, thank you."
  • 00:20:46.090 --> 00:20:47.010
  • Took a nail and he nailed it
  • 00:20:47.010 --> 00:20:48.120
  • over the doorpost of the house.
  • 00:20:48.120 --> 00:20:49.190
  • He said, "I own that nail."
  • 00:20:49.190 --> 00:20:50.180
  • He was like,
  • 00:20:50.180 --> 00:20:51.100
  • "Okay, you own the nail."
  • 00:20:51.100 --> 00:20:53.040
  • So, he got a good deal.
  • 00:20:53.040 --> 00:20:53.210
  • So, this tribesman moved
  • 00:20:53.210 --> 00:20:55.010
  • into the new home.
  • 00:20:55.010 --> 00:20:55.250
  • The other guy moves out with
  • 00:20:55.250 --> 00:20:56.170
  • his family.
  • 00:20:56.170 --> 00:20:57.230
  • A couple of years later that man
  • 00:20:57.230 --> 00:20:58.120
  • came back and said,
  • 00:20:58.120 --> 00:20:59.000
  • "I'd like to buy my house back
  • 00:20:59.000 --> 00:21:00.240
  • and I want a good deal."
  • 00:21:00.240 --> 00:21:01.160
  • He said, "No.
  • 00:21:01.160 --> 00:21:02.250
  • I like the house.
  • 00:21:02.250 --> 00:21:03.140
  • You're not buying it back."
  • 00:21:03.140 --> 00:21:04.040
  • He says, "No, I want a good deal
  • 00:21:04.040 --> 00:21:04.260
  • and you are gonna sell me
  • 00:21:04.260 --> 00:21:05.160
  • the house back."
  • 00:21:05.160 --> 00:21:06.010
  • He says, "No I'm not."
  • 00:21:06.010 --> 00:21:07.010
  • He goes, "Yes, you are."
  • 00:21:07.010 --> 00:21:08.120
  • He said, "Well, you know I own
  • 00:21:08.120 --> 00:21:09.000
  • that nail."
  • 00:21:09.000 --> 00:21:09.180
  • He says, "I know you own
  • 00:21:09.180 --> 00:21:10.040
  • the nail, but I own the house."
  • 00:21:10.040 --> 00:21:12.190
  • He says, "Well, I still own
  • 00:21:12.190 --> 00:21:13.160
  • the nail."
  • 00:21:13.160 --> 00:21:14.080
  • "All right."
  • 00:21:14.080 --> 00:21:15.070
  • A week later he comes back with
  • 00:21:15.070 --> 00:21:16.070
  • the dead carcass of a dog
  • 00:21:16.070 --> 00:21:18.200
  • and he hangs it on the nail.
  • 00:21:18.200 --> 00:21:21.020
  • He says, "You're gonna remove
  • 00:21:21.020 --> 00:21:21.200
  • that."
  • 00:21:21.200 --> 00:21:22.040
  • He says, "Nope, I own the nail."
  • 00:21:22.040 --> 00:21:24.060
  • Within 2 weeks, the house became
  • 00:21:24.060 --> 00:21:26.170
  • unlivable and he had to sell
  • 00:21:26.170 --> 00:21:28.250
  • the house back to the tribesman
  • 00:21:28.250 --> 00:21:30.100
  • for a massive discount
  • 00:21:30.100 --> 00:21:31.280
  • and pull his family out
  • 00:21:31.280 --> 00:21:33.010
  • of that home.
  • 00:21:33.010 --> 00:21:34.150
  • If you let the devil have
  • 00:21:34.150 --> 00:21:37.060
  • the smallest portion in
  • 00:21:37.060 --> 00:21:38.220
  • your home, he will take over.
  • 00:21:39.220 --> 00:21:42.220
  • You cannot give him a small
  • 00:21:42.220 --> 00:21:44.150
  • compromise or he will come
  • 00:21:44.150 --> 00:21:46.100
  • in and destroy you.
  • 00:21:46.140 --> 00:21:49.140
  • There's an enemy that's out to
  • 00:21:49.140 --> 00:21:51.210
  • defeat you and you cannot give
  • 00:21:51.210 --> 00:21:53.180
  • him an inch 'cause he will take
  • 00:21:53.180 --> 00:21:55.110
  • everything from you if you do
  • 00:21:55.110 --> 00:21:56.290
  • that.
  • 00:21:56.290 --> 00:21:57.160
  • May that be a warning to us all,
  • 00:21:57.160 --> 00:22:00.030
  • to protect ourselves and to not
  • 00:22:00.030 --> 00:22:01.210
  • allow our lives to be full
  • 00:22:01.210 --> 00:22:02.160
  • of compromise.
  • 00:22:02.160 --> 00:22:03.150
  • Look at Revelation chapter 12.
  • 00:22:03.150 --> 00:22:04.220
  • This is the actual battle.
  • 00:22:04.220 --> 00:22:06.060
  • Let's see the battle when
  • 00:22:06.060 --> 00:22:08.000
  • Lucifer actually chose
  • 00:22:08.000 --> 00:22:09.010
  • to rebel against God.
  • 00:22:09.010 --> 00:22:10.230
  • It says in Revelation 12:4,
  • 00:22:10.230 --> 00:22:11.250
  • "His tail swept down a third
  • 00:22:11.250 --> 00:22:13.150
  • of the stars--"
  • 00:22:13.150 --> 00:22:14.100
  • Remember, stars means angels
  • 00:22:14.100 --> 00:22:15.040
  • in this case.
  • 00:22:15.040 --> 00:22:16.210
  • "His tail swept a third
  • 00:22:16.210 --> 00:22:17.200
  • of the stars of heaven,
  • 00:22:17.200 --> 00:22:18.260
  • and cast them to the earth."
  • 00:22:18.260 --> 00:22:20.100
  • That means one-third,
  • 00:22:20.100 --> 00:22:20.290
  • by the way.
  • 00:22:20.290 --> 00:22:22.000
  • Number three, one-third
  • 00:22:22.000 --> 00:22:23.010
  • of the angels are demons,
  • 00:22:23.010 --> 00:22:25.000
  • but two-thirds are
  • 00:22:25.000 --> 00:22:26.060
  • in God's army.
  • 00:22:26.060 --> 00:22:27.240
  • So, one-third are demons.
  • 00:22:27.240 --> 00:22:29.210
  • Two-thirds are in God's army,
  • 00:22:29.210 --> 00:22:31.090
  • are still angelic and one-third
  • 00:22:31.090 --> 00:22:32.220
  • became demons.
  • 00:22:32.220 --> 00:22:33.240
  • So, they are fallen angels.
  • 00:22:33.240 --> 00:22:35.120
  • They chose to go
  • 00:22:35.120 --> 00:22:36.110
  • in the rebellion with Satan.
  • 00:22:36.160 --> 00:22:39.160
  • And so, they were cast down.
  • 00:22:39.160 --> 00:22:40.210
  • So, let's pick up the Scripture
  • 00:22:40.210 --> 00:22:41.190
  • and explain this real quick.
  • 00:22:41.190 --> 00:22:43.080
  • It says, "Now war arose in
  • 00:22:43.080 --> 00:22:45.000
  • heaven, Michael and his angels
  • 00:22:45.000 --> 00:22:46.160
  • fighting against the dragon."
  • 00:22:46.160 --> 00:22:48.120
  • That would be the devil.
  • 00:22:48.120 --> 00:22:49.170
  • "And the dragon and his angels
  • 00:22:49.170 --> 00:22:50.120
  • fought back, but he was
  • 00:22:50.120 --> 00:22:51.060
  • defeated, and there was
  • 00:22:51.060 --> 00:22:52.120
  • no longer any place for them
  • 00:22:52.120 --> 00:22:53.120
  • in heaven.
  • 00:22:53.120 --> 00:22:54.190
  • And the great dragon was thrown
  • 00:22:54.190 --> 00:22:55.100
  • down, that ancient serpent,
  • 00:22:55.100 --> 00:22:57.070
  • who is called the devil
  • 00:22:57.070 --> 00:22:57.280
  • and Satan, the deceiver
  • 00:22:57.280 --> 00:22:59.130
  • of the whole world-he was thrown
  • 00:22:59.130 --> 00:23:01.150
  • down to the earth,
  • 00:23:01.150 --> 00:23:02.170
  • and his angels were thrown down
  • 00:23:02.170 --> 00:23:03.210
  • with him.
  • 00:23:03.210 --> 00:23:04.120
  • And I heard a loud voice
  • 00:23:04.120 --> 00:23:05.020
  • in heaven, saying,
  • 00:23:05.020 --> 00:23:05.270
  • 'Now the salvation and the power
  • 00:23:05.270 --> 00:23:07.100
  • and the kingdom of our God
  • 00:23:07.100 --> 00:23:08.220
  • and the authority of his Christ
  • 00:23:08.220 --> 00:23:10.110
  • have come, for the accuser
  • 00:23:10.110 --> 00:23:12.000
  • of our brothers has been thrown
  • 00:23:12.000 --> 00:23:13.080
  • down, who accuses them day
  • 00:23:13.080 --> 00:23:14.220
  • and night before our God.
  • 00:23:14.220 --> 00:23:16.050
  • And they have conquered him
  • 00:23:16.050 --> 00:23:17.070
  • by the blood of the Lamb.'"
  • 00:23:17.070 --> 00:23:19.030
  • Please underline that.
  • 00:23:19.030 --> 00:23:20.110
  • The way you conquer demons
  • 00:23:20.110 --> 00:23:22.000
  • and the devil in your life is
  • 00:23:22.000 --> 00:23:23.050
  • through the blood of the lamb,
  • 00:23:23.050 --> 00:23:24.050
  • which is that Jesus died on
  • 00:23:24.050 --> 00:23:25.140
  • the cross for you.
  • 00:23:25.140 --> 00:23:26.160
  • It always comes back to Jesus.
  • 00:23:26.160 --> 00:23:29.140
  • He is how you have authority
  • 00:23:29.140 --> 00:23:31.040
  • over demons and the devil
  • 00:23:31.040 --> 00:23:32.140
  • in your life.
  • 00:23:32.140 --> 00:23:33.140
  • It's not about your own power.
  • 00:23:33.140 --> 00:23:34.280
  • You are defenseless against
  • 00:23:34.280 --> 00:23:36.080
  • the devil in your own power,
  • 00:23:36.080 --> 00:23:37.110
  • but with Jesus,
  • 00:23:37.110 --> 00:23:38.080
  • you have full authority 'cause
  • 00:23:38.080 --> 00:23:39.270
  • there is no other name above
  • 00:23:39.270 --> 00:23:41.140
  • Jesus.
  • 00:23:41.140 --> 00:23:43.190
  • He's the final authority, okay?
  • 00:23:43.270 --> 00:23:46.270
  • 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?
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  • 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?
  • 00:24:40.010 --> 00:24:41.130
  • 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
  • 00:24:53.250 --> 00:24:55.000
  • if he hates you or hates God,
  • 00:24:55.000 --> 00:24:57.130
  • 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,
  • 00:25:02.230 --> 00:25:04.160
  • than the number-one way I know
  • 00:25:04.160 --> 00:25:05.200
  • I can hurt you would be to hurt
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  • your children.
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  • You say, "Man, that's evil."
  • 00:25:09.210 --> 00:25:10.210
  • 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
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  • than come after my children,
  • 00:25:21.270 --> 00:25:22.240
  • right?
  • 00:25:22.240 --> 00:25:24.060
  • And if you come after my kids,
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  • you're not gonna like me.
  • 00:25:26.110 --> 00:25:28.100
  • How many of you guys would
  • 00:25:28.100 --> 00:25:28.260
  • agree with that?
  • 00:25:28.260 --> 00:25:30.090
  • 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.
  • 00:25:35.110 --> 00:25:36.200
  • And so, in the same way,
  • 00:25:36.200 --> 00:25:37.230
  • God goes all out to protect you
  • 00:25:37.230 --> 00:25:39.140
  • 'cause he's angry that the devil
  • 00:25:39.200 --> 00:25:42.200
  • wants to get to him through you,
  • 00:25:42.200 --> 00:25:44.130
  • his children.
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  • That's why he attacks you.
  • 00:25:46.050 --> 00:25:47.050
  • But again, let me give you some
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  • good news.
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  • For every demon that's messin'
  • 00:25:48.200 --> 00:25:49.130
  • with you, you got two angels
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  • - Bil: Hey, thanks so much for
  • 00:26:00.120 --> 00:26:01.020
  • watching the program today.
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  • I've got a question for you.
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  • Have you asked Jesus Christ
  • 00:26:04.070 --> 00:26:05.060
  • to be your Lord and Savior?
  • 00:26:05.060 --> 00:26:07.090
  • Have you prayed a simple prayer
  • 00:26:07.090 --> 00:26:08.260
  • that guarantees that you will
  • 00:26:08.260 --> 00:26:10.140
  • go to heaven because you know
  • 00:26:10.140 --> 00:26:11.250
  • Jesus?
  • 00:26:11.250 --> 00:26:13.110
  • Would you pray this prayer
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  • with me right now?
  • 00:26:13.270 --> 00:26:15.030
  • You can just say this out loud.
  • 00:26:15.030 --> 00:26:16.040
  • You can say, "Dear Jesus,
  • 00:26:16.040 --> 00:26:17.200
  • I realize I need you.
  • 00:26:17.200 --> 00:26:19.200
  • I believe you died on the cross
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  • for me to pay the price for
  • 00:26:20.250 --> 00:26:22.030
  • my sins and I believe you rose
  • 00:26:22.030 --> 00:26:23.270
  • again.
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  • Please come into my heart,
  • 00:26:24.280 --> 00:26:26.120
  • be my Lord and be my Savior.
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  • Thank you, Jesus, for saving me.
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  • - female announcer: Could it be
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  • that your breaking point is
  • 00:26:35.290 --> 00:26:37.090
  • actually a platform for victory?
  • 00:26:37.090 --> 00:26:38.200
  • In his new DVD message,
  • 00:26:38.200 --> 00:26:40.020
  • Pastor Bil shares on how
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  • to rise above your circumstances
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  • and follow the plan
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  • - Bil Cornelius: God wants
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  • to give you a great vision
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  • for your life, but you know
  • 00:26:46.250 --> 00:26:47.160
  • what gets in the way of vision?
  • 00:26:47.160 --> 00:26:49.110
  • Sight.
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  • Who you can see now gets in the
  • 00:26:51.090 --> 00:26:53.010
  • way of who you can't see yet.
  • 00:26:53.010 --> 00:26:55.050
  • Oh, all I see is a kid who is
  • 00:26:55.050 --> 00:26:55.280
  • just disobeying me.
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  • No, I see a young man or a young
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  • woman who will turn into
  • 00:26:57.200 --> 00:26:58.210
  • a godly man that honors the Lord
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  • with his life and changes
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  • the next generation.
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  • What are you seeing
  • 00:27:01.200 --> 00:27:02.120
  • in your kids?
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  • Because what you see
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