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October 13, 2016
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My Salvation - My Freedom from Shame

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  • - Brian Houston: This
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  • message is called,
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  • My Salvation, My Freedom--
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  • Freedom From Shame.
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  • So many people carry shame
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  • and sadly maybe don't even
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  • and what it's doing to them,
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  • and the prison
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  • it's keeping them in.
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  • And I believe through salvation,
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  • there is freedom from shame.
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  • Everyone has a past.
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  • Everyone has a past.
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  • You're not on your own
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  • with that.
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  • Everyone, perhaps, has things
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  • they want to live down,
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  • things they want
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  • to leave behind.
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  • Everyone's got a past,
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  • and so often we allow
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  • our past to define our frame
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  • of mind, the way we feel,
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  • the way we think.
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  • And maybe your past
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  • was as recent as last night,
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  • but there is power over sin,
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  • there's power over the things
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  • that hold us.
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  • Sin has a wage.
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  • You know, Romans 6:23
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  • talks about the wages of sin
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  • and it's death, whereas grace
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  • grants a gift.
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  • It's the gift of righteousness,
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  • In Romans chapter 5, verse 17
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  • it talks about that gift.
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  • It says, "For if by the one
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  • man's offense death reigned
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  • through the one, much more those
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  • who receive abundance of grace
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  • and of the gift of righteousness
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  • will reign in life through
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  • the One, Jesus Christ."
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  • Will reign in life.
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  • Are you ruling and reigning
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  • in life?
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  • Are you living in dominion?
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  • You're called to flourish
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  • in life.
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  • Psalm 92, verse 12 and 13,
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  • listen to it.
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  • It says, "The righteous shall
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  • flourish like a palm tree."
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  • It goes on says, "He shall grow
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  • like a cedar in Lebanon.
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  • Those who are planted
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  • in the house of the Lord
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  • Shall flourish in the courts
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  • of our God."
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  • If you're living under
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  • the weight of guilt,
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  • of shame, of condemnation,
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  • you're not flourishing,
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  • you're not ruling and reigning.
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  • The Scripture says
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  • that the righteous,
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  • you can reign in life.
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  • You can rule and have dominion
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  • but if you're living in shame,
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  • you're being ruled
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  • and instead of having dominion,
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  • you're being dominated,
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  • dominated by things
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  • that have no power of any value
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  • in your life whatsoever.
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  • You can live your life thinking
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  • you owe it to yourself
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  • to feel bad about things
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  • that are gone before.
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  • I'm not saying we should ever
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  • take things lightly, what I'm
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  • saying is there's hope in Jesus,
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  • that our focus should be
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  • on Jesus.
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  • And if we turn our past
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  • into shame, then it's a bondage,
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  • it's a prison in your life.
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  • When I was 13,
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  • I remember one time
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  • my mum talking to me and my
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  • and telling us we're gonna be
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  • looking after a baby
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  • for a while.
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  • At that time my older sister
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  • was in Melbourne.
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  • What I didn't know is
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  • she'd been secreted away
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  • to Melbourne because
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  • she was pregnant.
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  • And then without anyone knowing,
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  • she was brought back
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  • to New Zealand and then
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  • across the mountain range
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  • close to where we lived
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  • was a little town, and quietly
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  • on her own she had a baby there.
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  • And in that era,
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  • in that landscape,
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  • there was so much shame
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  • attached to it, and so much
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  • shame was put on her
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  • that it affected her
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  • for many, many years.
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  • And a lot of people,
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  • they allow things
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  • to become shame, and then
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  • One of my favorite verses
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  • is Proverbs 15:24.
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  • It says, "The way of life winds
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  • upward for the wise."
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  • Sadly, rather than winding
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  • upwards, some people,
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  • downwards, a spiral downwards
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  • because this is what happens,
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  • sin leads to guilt,
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  • then guilt leads to shame,
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  • and ultimately shame leads
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  • to condemnation,
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  • and condemnation is death.
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  • If a building is condemned,
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  • it means it's unfit for use.
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  • It's disqualified.
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  • It's only good
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  • for being pulled down.
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  • And see, that's how a lot
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  • of people live their life.
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  • They live their life feeling
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  • condemned, like they are unfit
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  • when it comes to serving God,
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  • perhaps when it comes
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  • to being in the house of God,
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  • when it comes to worship,
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  • when it comes to the grace
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  • of God, even perhaps
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  • when it comes to being happy.
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  • Do you know there are people who
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  • are saved but they're not free?
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  • They do not believe they deserve
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  • to be happy.
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  • They feel like
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  • they're disqualified.
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  • They're unfit for happiness,
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  • and it's the devil's lies.
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  • We need to understand the full
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  • power of what Jesus Christ
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  • has done for us.
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  • We need to understand the power
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  • of the song Reuben Morgan
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  • has written,
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  • "Calvary covers it all."
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  • Listen to it, "My sin and shame
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  • don't count anymore.
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  • Calvary covers it all."
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  • Sin becomes guilt,
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  • guilt is something we feel.
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  • I guess it's an emotion.
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  • The shame is something
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  • you carry.
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  • Shame on you.
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  • People try to put it on you.
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  • Shame on you.
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  • You ever had shame put on you?
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  • Because while sin is something
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  • we do and emotions
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  • are something we feel,
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  • It's something you carry.
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  • You walk down
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  • the street with it.
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  • I mean, even guilt
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  • can be like that.
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  • You talk about a guilt trip.
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  • Sometimes we look after
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  • our guilt so well we take it
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  • away with us.
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  • We take it everywhere we go.
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  • We take it on our trip,
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  • you know?
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  • And that's the sad thing,
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  • but people allow shame
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  • to be put on them,
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  • and ultimately it's exact
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  • opposite to the blessing of God.
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  • And Numbers chapter 6,
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  • verse 22 says, "And the Lord
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  • spoke to Moses, saying:
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  • 'Speak to Aaron--'"
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  • Now Aaron was the high priest.
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  • "He represented God and his sons
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  • saying, 'This is the way
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  • you shall bless
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  • the children of Israel.
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  • Say to them: 'The Lord
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  • bless you and keep you;
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  • The Lord make His face
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  • shine upon you,
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  • And be gracious to you;
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  • The Lord lift up
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  • His countenance--'"
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  • That's his smile,
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  • his favor upon you.
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  • "'And give you peace.'
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  • So they shall put My name
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  • on the children of Israel,
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  • and I will bless them."
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  • And it's called the blessing
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  • and the reason is
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  • the high priest who
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  • represented God on behalf
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  • of the people and represented
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  • the people on behalf of God
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  • literally paints a picture
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  • of him, the high priest lifting
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  • his palms and putting
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  • on people the blessing.
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  • I will put my name on people
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  • and bless them.
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  • So, if you're letting shame be
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  • put on you, if you carry shame,
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  • then you're not carrying what
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  • comes with the blessing of God.
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  • With the blessing of God, it's
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  • everything that's in his name.
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  • There is no other name,
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  • that's what God puts on you.
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  • And if you allow other things
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  • to be put on you,
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  • if you allow other things
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  • to rob you and rule you
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  • and keep you bound,
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  • then unfortunately you're living
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  • far short of what God
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  • has got for you.
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  • What sin does is
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  • Romans 3:23, you know the verse,
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  • "For all have sin and fallen
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  • short of the glory of God."
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  • was weighed in the balance
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  • and he was found too light.
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  • In other words, he fell short.
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  • So, if you think about that,
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  • you fall short of the glory
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  • of God, it means sin
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  • makes you smaller.
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  • It actually belittles you,
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  • it diminishes you.
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  • And that's what sin does do,
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  • it diminishes,
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  • diminishes your potential,
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  • diminishes your relationship
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  • with God.
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  • It diminishes your confidence.
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  • You can't walk around
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  • with a boldness and a confidence
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  • if you're walking around
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  • And so, you are belittled,
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  • you are diminished by sin
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  • and that's a tragedy.
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  • It diminishes credibility.
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  • Ultimately, it diminishes
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  • your innocence,
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  • your clear conscience.
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  • So, it has a huge toxic effect
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  • in people's lives
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  • when they're living their lives
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  • ruled by shame.
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  • Ultimately, it does
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  • become condemnation.
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  • And it's so sad to me that a lot
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  • of people, they're forgiven,
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  • but they don't feel free.
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  • They feel condemned.
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  • The Message Bible describes
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  • condemnation as a black cloud.
  • 00:09:28.280 --> 00:09:31.160
  • But in John 3:17,
  • 00:09:31.160 --> 00:09:33.090
  • "God did not send His Son
  • 00:09:33.090 --> 00:09:34.160
  • into the world to condemn
  • 00:09:34.160 --> 00:09:35.190
  • the world, but that the world
  • 00:09:35.190 --> 00:09:37.090
  • through Him might be saved."
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  • I love that verse.
  • 00:09:39.170 --> 00:09:41.040
  • If God wanted you to live
  • 00:09:41.040 --> 00:09:42.100
  • condemned, he would have sent
  • 00:09:42.100 --> 00:09:43.150
  • a condemner, but he didn't.
  • 00:09:43.150 --> 00:09:45.100
  • He wanted you to live saved,
  • 00:09:45.100 --> 00:09:46.260
  • so he sent a Savior
  • 00:09:46.260 --> 00:09:48.170
  • in Jesus' name, amen.
  • 00:09:48.170 --> 00:09:51.070
  • To Mary the angel said, "I will
  • 00:09:51.070 --> 00:09:53.050
  • give you a son and his name
  • 00:09:53.050 --> 00:09:55.150
  • shall be called Jesus."
  • 00:09:55.150 --> 00:09:57.080
  • And Jesus does not mean
  • 00:09:57.080 --> 00:09:58.210
  • condemner, Jesus means Savior.
  • 00:09:59.080 --> 00:10:02.080
  • So, we've gotta learn
  • 00:10:02.080 --> 00:10:03.220
  • how to live our lives saved,
  • 00:10:03.220 --> 00:10:05.250
  • and that means freedom from sin,
  • 00:10:05.250 --> 00:10:08.020
  • freedom from guilt,
  • 00:10:08.020 --> 00:10:09.150
  • freedom from shame,
  • 00:10:09.150 --> 00:10:10.260
  • freedom from condemnation,
  • 00:10:10.260 --> 00:10:13.070
  • because while sin
  • 00:10:13.070 --> 00:10:14.220
  • is something you do,
  • 00:10:14.220 --> 00:10:16.060
  • guilt is something you feel,
  • 00:10:16.060 --> 00:10:18.160
  • shame is something you carry,
  • 00:10:18.160 --> 00:10:20.170
  • and condemnation ultimately
  • 00:10:20.170 --> 00:10:23.010
  • counts you out.
  • 00:10:23.010 --> 00:10:24.100
  • It disqualifies you.
  • 00:10:24.100 --> 00:10:25.260
  • It makes you unfit for use.
  • 00:10:25.260 --> 00:10:28.260
  • That's not the will of God
  • 00:10:28.260 --> 00:10:29.280
  • for you at all.
  • 00:10:29.280 --> 00:10:31.160
  • Don't let anyone put shame
  • 00:10:31.160 --> 00:10:32.150
  • Way back in 2002, this building
  • 00:10:34.170 --> 00:10:37.020
  • where I'm standing right now
  • 00:10:37.020 --> 00:10:38.080
  • was brand new,
  • 00:10:38.080 --> 00:10:39.260
  • and there's something about us
  • 00:10:39.260 --> 00:10:41.130
  • getting this stake in the ground
  • 00:10:41.130 --> 00:10:42.240
  • that put Hillsong
  • 00:10:42.240 --> 00:10:44.040
  • above the radar.
  • 00:10:44.040 --> 00:10:46.040
  • We were known because of our
  • 00:10:46.040 --> 00:10:47.050
  • worship all around the world,
  • 00:10:47.050 --> 00:10:48.240
  • but in secular Australia,
  • 00:10:48.240 --> 00:10:50.030
  • we were well and truly
  • 00:10:50.030 --> 00:10:51.070
  • under the surface.
  • 00:10:51.070 --> 00:10:52.120
  • My next door neighbors probably
  • 00:10:52.120 --> 00:10:53.140
  • didn't know we existed,
  • 00:10:53.140 --> 00:10:55.130
  • and then suddenly we came up
  • 00:10:55.130 --> 00:10:56.160
  • above the surface.
  • 00:10:56.160 --> 00:10:57.250
  • And I'll never forget it because
  • 00:10:57.250 --> 00:10:59.120
  • at that time what was apparently
  • 00:11:00.270 --> 00:11:03.270
  • the largest read publication
  • 00:11:03.270 --> 00:11:05.150
  • in Australia was the magazine
  • 00:11:05.150 --> 00:11:08.070
  • in the middle of the newspaper,
  • 00:11:08.070 --> 00:11:10.230
  • and one particular Saturday,
  • 00:11:10.270 --> 00:11:13.270
  • that magazine came out
  • 00:11:13.270 --> 00:11:15.040
  • and the whole front cover
  • 00:11:15.040 --> 00:11:17.060
  • was a full-length picture
  • 00:11:17.060 --> 00:11:18.210
  • of Bobbie and I, and it said,
  • 00:11:18.210 --> 00:11:21.060
  • "The Lord's Profits,"
  • 00:11:21.060 --> 00:11:22.270
  • but it wasn't spelled
  • 00:11:22.270 --> 00:11:24.010
  • P-R-O-P-H-E-T-S.
  • 00:11:24.080 --> 00:11:27.080
  • They kind of got
  • 00:11:27.080 --> 00:11:28.200
  • the spelling wrong.
  • 00:11:28.200 --> 00:11:30.120
  • And I remember feeling
  • 00:11:30.120 --> 00:11:32.000
  • so ashamed, so embarrassed,
  • 00:11:32.060 --> 00:11:35.060
  • 'cause we were in Bondai
  • 00:11:35.060 --> 00:11:36.130
  • that Saturday morning,
  • 00:11:36.130 --> 00:11:37.120
  • and if you know anything
  • 00:11:37.120 --> 00:11:38.120
  • about Bondai, it's the beach.
  • 00:11:38.120 --> 00:11:39.240
  • There's cafes, everyone's out
  • 00:11:39.240 --> 00:11:41.200
  • al fresco dining
  • 00:11:41.200 --> 00:11:42.280
  • on the pavements and so on,
  • 00:11:42.280 --> 00:11:45.130
  • and everyone reads
  • 00:11:45.130 --> 00:11:46.130
  • the Saturday paper.
  • 00:11:46.130 --> 00:11:47.230
  • A long slow Saturday morning,
  • 00:11:47.230 --> 00:11:49.080
  • everyone's reading the Saturday
  • 00:11:49.080 --> 00:11:50.140
  • paper and everywhere I went,
  • 00:11:50.140 --> 00:11:52.110
  • I was thinking,
  • 00:11:52.110 --> 00:11:53.100
  • I could see us there,
  • 00:11:53.100 --> 00:11:54.140
  • and I could see us there,
  • 00:11:54.140 --> 00:11:55.160
  • and I could see us there.
  • 00:11:55.160 --> 00:11:57.140
  • I remember walking along
  • 00:11:57.140 --> 00:11:58.180
  • feeling so humiliated,
  • 00:11:58.180 --> 00:12:00.230
  • so embarrassed.
  • 00:12:00.230 --> 00:12:01.230
  • The article was several pages,
  • 00:12:01.230 --> 00:12:03.060
  • and it was a misrepresentation.
  • 00:12:03.060 --> 00:12:05.060
  • It was a nasty article,
  • 00:12:05.060 --> 00:12:06.280
  • completely misrepresented
  • 00:12:06.280 --> 00:12:08.030
  • our motives and so on.
  • 00:12:08.030 --> 00:12:09.230
  • And I just remember I'll never
  • 00:12:09.230 --> 00:12:11.140
  • forget that feeling.
  • 00:12:11.140 --> 00:12:12.290
  • And so ultimately, though,
  • 00:12:12.290 --> 00:12:14.200
  • we went into a cafe ourselves
  • 00:12:14.200 --> 00:12:15.280
  • to get breakfast, and we'd been
  • 00:12:15.280 --> 00:12:17.160
  • in there lots of times.
  • 00:12:17.160 --> 00:12:18.190
  • And the waiter--
  • 00:12:18.190 --> 00:12:19.270
  • I asked for an orange juice,
  • 00:12:19.270 --> 00:12:20.290
  • and he comes out
  • 00:12:20.290 --> 00:12:21.290
  • and he brings me
  • 00:12:21.290 --> 00:12:22.270
  • this orange juice
  • 00:12:22.270 --> 00:12:23.210
  • like you've never seen.
  • 00:12:23.210 --> 00:12:24.190
  • Instead of just
  • 00:12:24.190 --> 00:12:25.120
  • the normal orange juice,
  • 00:12:25.120 --> 00:12:26.080
  • he had all this garnishing
  • 00:12:26.080 --> 00:12:28.020
  • and decoration on the top
  • 00:12:28.020 --> 00:12:29.220
  • and all these
  • 00:12:29.220 --> 00:12:30.250
  • beautiful things on it,
  • 00:12:30.250 --> 00:12:32.010
  • different fruit around
  • 00:12:32.010 --> 00:12:33.040
  • and all these other things.
  • 00:12:33.040 --> 00:12:34.220
  • I'll never forget it 'cause he
  • 00:12:34.220 --> 00:12:35.220
  • just looked at me and said,
  • 00:12:35.220 --> 00:12:36.220
  • "You're a good guy."
  • 00:12:36.220 --> 00:12:38.080
  • And it just spoke into my soul.
  • 00:12:38.080 --> 00:12:40.050
  • It's amazing what God can use.
  • 00:12:40.050 --> 00:12:41.140
  • Everyone else around the place
  • 00:12:41.140 --> 00:12:42.200
  • was busy reading
  • 00:12:42.200 --> 00:12:43.190
  • Ezekiel chapter 18, verse 20,
  • 00:12:49.110 --> 00:12:52.110
  • it says, "The soul who sins
  • 00:12:52.110 --> 00:12:53.190
  • shall die.
  • 00:12:53.190 --> 00:12:54.280
  • The son shall not bear
  • 00:12:54.280 --> 00:12:56.120
  • the guilt of the father,
  • 00:12:56.120 --> 00:12:58.030
  • nor the father bear
  • 00:12:58.030 --> 00:12:59.150
  • the guilt of the son.
  • 00:12:59.150 --> 00:13:01.050
  • The righteousness
  • 00:13:01.050 --> 00:13:02.000
  • of the righteous shall be
  • 00:13:02.000 --> 00:13:03.000
  • upon himself,
  • 00:13:03.000 --> 00:13:04.130
  • and the wickedness of the wicked
  • 00:13:04.130 --> 00:13:05.290
  • shall be upon himself,"
  • 00:13:05.290 --> 00:13:08.150
  • the Bible says.
  • 00:13:08.150 --> 00:13:10.040
  • I am accountable
  • 00:13:10.040 --> 00:13:11.030
  • for the way I respond,
  • 00:13:11.030 --> 00:13:13.080
  • but I'm not my father.
  • 00:13:13.080 --> 00:13:14.290
  • And if you in your family
  • 00:13:14.290 --> 00:13:16.270
  • have got things to live down,
  • 00:13:16.270 --> 00:13:18.250
  • things that are shameful,
  • 00:13:18.250 --> 00:13:21.130
  • things that perhaps
  • 00:13:21.130 --> 00:13:23.200
  • happened to you yourself,
  • 00:13:23.200 --> 00:13:26.070
  • you can't let that shame
  • 00:13:26.070 --> 00:13:27.110
  • rule you.
  • 00:13:27.110 --> 00:13:28.230
  • You gotta understand the victory
  • 00:13:28.230 --> 00:13:30.040
  • God gives you over shame.
  • 00:13:30.040 --> 00:13:32.180
  • I believe you gotta learn how
  • 00:13:32.180 --> 00:13:34.030
  • to walk tall, and the good news
  • 00:13:34.030 --> 00:13:35.210
  • of the gospel of Jesus Christ
  • 00:13:35.210 --> 00:13:37.200
  • gives you every reason
  • 00:13:37.200 --> 00:13:38.250
  • to hold your head up
  • 00:13:38.250 --> 00:13:40.060
  • and walk tall and refuse
  • 00:13:40.060 --> 00:13:42.170
  • to allow shame to be put on you.
  • 00:13:43.090 --> 00:13:46.090
  • You know Romans 8:1,
  • 00:13:46.090 --> 00:13:47.140
  • there is no condemnation.
  • 00:13:47.140 --> 00:13:49.140
  • "There is therefore now
  • 00:13:49.140 --> 00:13:50.160
  • no condemnation to those
  • 00:13:50.160 --> 00:13:52.040
  • who are in Christ Jesus,
  • 00:13:52.040 --> 00:13:54.090
  • who do not walk anymore
  • 00:13:54.090 --> 00:13:55.110
  • according to your flesh,
  • 00:13:55.110 --> 00:13:56.130
  • according to your sin,
  • 00:13:56.130 --> 00:13:57.150
  • and according to your old lusts
  • 00:13:57.150 --> 00:13:59.110
  • and so on,
  • 00:13:59.110 --> 00:14:00.170
  • but according to the Spirit."
  • 00:14:00.170 --> 00:14:01.180
  • There is therefore now
  • 00:14:01.180 --> 00:14:03.090
  • no condemnation.
  • 00:14:03.090 --> 00:14:04.160
  • Doesn't mean you won't
  • 00:14:04.160 --> 00:14:05.240
  • still have some temptation.
  • 00:14:05.240 --> 00:14:06.230
  • Doesn't mean at times things
  • 00:14:06.230 --> 00:14:07.210
  • won't try to rear
  • 00:14:07.210 --> 00:14:09.050
  • their ugly head.
  • 00:14:09.050 --> 00:14:10.110
  • It's just that you
  • 00:14:10.110 --> 00:14:11.080
  • refuse condemnation.
  • 00:14:11.080 --> 00:14:12.230
  • You don't let shame,
  • 00:14:12.230 --> 00:14:14.290
  • condemnation be put on you.
  • 00:14:14.290 --> 00:14:17.140
  • Romans chapter 8, verse 3,
  • 00:14:17.140 --> 00:14:18.240
  • it's talking about condemnation.
  • 00:14:18.240 --> 00:14:20.220
  • And in The Message in the last
  • 00:14:20.220 --> 00:14:22.010
  • part of the verse, it says,
  • 00:14:22.010 --> 00:14:23.200
  • "The law code,
  • 00:14:23.200 --> 00:14:25.050
  • weakened as it always was
  • 00:14:25.050 --> 00:14:26.160
  • by fractured human nature,
  • 00:14:26.160 --> 00:14:28.170
  • could never have done
  • 00:14:28.170 --> 00:14:30.090
  • what Jesus has done.
  • 00:14:30.090 --> 00:14:32.070
  • The law always ended up being
  • 00:14:32.070 --> 00:14:34.180
  • used as a Band-Aid on sin
  • 00:14:34.180 --> 00:14:36.240
  • instead of a deep healing
  • 00:14:36.240 --> 00:14:38.080
  • of it."
  • 00:14:38.080 --> 00:14:39.200
  • shame, condemnation with
  • 00:14:42.010 --> 00:14:43.290
  • a Band-Aid approach,
  • 00:14:43.290 --> 00:14:45.120
  • by trying to do it
  • 00:14:45.120 --> 00:14:46.150
  • in your own strength,
  • 00:14:46.150 --> 00:14:47.170
  • in your own righteousness,
  • 00:14:47.170 --> 00:14:48.220
  • in your self-righteousness
  • 00:14:48.220 --> 00:14:50.160
  • because you can never,
  • 00:14:50.160 --> 00:14:52.020
  • ever get past it just being
  • 00:14:52.020 --> 00:14:53.260
  • a Band-Aid, and unfortunately
  • 00:14:53.260 --> 00:14:56.000
  • nothing gets healed.
  • 00:14:56.000 --> 00:14:57.110
  • It's the will of God for you
  • 00:14:57.110 --> 00:14:58.260
  • to know deep healing,
  • 00:14:58.260 --> 00:15:00.210
  • to live in freedom,
  • 00:15:00.210 --> 00:15:02.020
  • to live in forgiveness,
  • 00:15:02.020 --> 00:15:03.090
  • to live in the grace of God,
  • 00:15:03.090 --> 00:15:04.290
  • to be able to lift
  • 00:15:04.290 --> 00:15:06.100
  • holy hands in church,
  • 00:15:06.100 --> 00:15:07.160
  • to feel like you are redeemed,
  • 00:15:07.160 --> 00:15:09.070
  • to know that you're free,
  • 00:15:09.070 --> 00:15:10.260
  • to decide, "I am living
  • 00:15:10.260 --> 00:15:12.270
  • with shame no more.
  • 00:15:12.270 --> 00:15:15.070
  • Shame no more."
  • 00:15:15.070 --> 00:15:17.200
  • I was talking about the woman
  • 00:15:17.200 --> 00:15:19.020
  • who committed adultery,
  • 00:15:19.020 --> 00:15:20.130
  • and so the Pharisees
  • 00:15:20.130 --> 00:15:22.020
  • start pointing the finger
  • 00:15:22.020 --> 00:15:23.030
  • at this woman.
  • 00:15:23.030 --> 00:15:24.040
  • They're saying to Jesus,
  • 00:15:24.040 --> 00:15:25.060
  • "We caught her in the act."
  • 00:15:25.060 --> 00:15:26.220
  • And, you know, there's always
  • 00:15:26.220 --> 00:15:28.220
  • gonna be voices and accusers
  • 00:15:29.100 --> 00:15:32.100
  • who are ready to kill you,
  • 00:15:32.100 --> 00:15:34.020
  • to do what they can
  • 00:15:34.020 --> 00:15:35.280
  • to put shame on you.
  • 00:15:36.090 --> 00:15:39.090
  • That's exactly what this woman
  • 00:15:39.090 --> 00:15:40.090
  • was facing.
  • 00:15:40.090 --> 00:15:41.100
  • And then it literally says
  • 00:15:41.100 --> 00:15:43.000
  • It's John chapter 8, verse 9,
  • 00:15:45.010 --> 00:15:46.230
  • and it says, "Those who heard
  • 00:15:46.230 --> 00:15:48.150
  • Jesus, being convicted
  • 00:15:48.150 --> 00:15:49.190
  • by their conscience,
  • 00:15:49.190 --> 00:15:50.210
  • went out one by one,
  • 00:15:50.210 --> 00:15:51.190
  • beginning with the oldest
  • 00:15:51.190 --> 00:15:52.160
  • even to the last.
  • 00:15:52.160 --> 00:15:53.140
  • And Jesus was left alone,
  • 00:15:53.140 --> 00:15:55.200
  • with the woman in the midst."
  • 00:15:55.200 --> 00:15:57.000
  • So now it's just her and Jesus,
  • 00:15:57.130 --> 00:16:00.150
  • and listen to what Jesus
  • 00:16:00.150 --> 00:16:01.150
  • says to her.
  • 00:16:01.150 --> 00:16:02.240
  • It says, "When Jesus
  • 00:16:02.240 --> 00:16:03.240
  • had raised Himself up
  • 00:16:03.240 --> 00:16:04.220
  • and saw no one but the woman,
  • 00:16:04.220 --> 00:16:05.240
  • He said to her,
  • 00:16:05.240 --> 00:16:06.210
  • 'Woman, where are those accusers
  • 00:16:06.210 --> 00:16:07.260
  • of yours?
  • 00:16:07.260 --> 00:16:08.290
  • Has no one condemned you?'
  • 00:16:08.290 --> 00:16:10.070
  • She said, 'No one, Lord.'
  • 00:16:10.070 --> 00:16:11.280
  • And Jesus said to her,
  • 00:16:11.280 --> 00:16:13.070
  • 'Neither do I condemn you;
  • 00:16:13.070 --> 00:16:14.190
  • go and sin no more.'"
  • 00:16:14.190 --> 00:16:16.180
  • The power of sinning no more,
  • 00:16:16.180 --> 00:16:18.150
  • breaking the power of repetitive
  • 00:16:18.150 --> 00:16:20.120
  • of condemnation.
  • 00:16:22.130 --> 00:16:23.200
  • It was when she was
  • 00:16:23.200 --> 00:16:24.190
  • free from condemnation
  • 00:16:24.190 --> 00:16:25.270
  • that she was free from sin.
  • 00:16:25.270 --> 00:16:27.260
  • So many people, they're afraid
  • 00:16:27.260 --> 00:16:29.090
  • 'cause they live under the law
  • 00:16:29.090 --> 00:16:30.290
  • that if you say to people,
  • 00:16:30.290 --> 00:16:32.040
  • "You're free, you're forgiven,
  • 00:16:32.040 --> 00:16:33.180
  • you've got grace,
  • 00:16:33.180 --> 00:16:34.200
  • you've got God's favor,
  • 00:16:34.200 --> 00:16:35.190
  • his countenance is upon you,"
  • 00:16:35.190 --> 00:16:37.060
  • as soon as you say you can live
  • 00:16:37.060 --> 00:16:38.200
  • in the blessing and promise of
  • 00:16:38.200 --> 00:16:39.220
  • God, it's amazing the people
  • 00:16:39.220 --> 00:16:41.260
  • who are law-oriented will think
  • 00:16:42.290 --> 00:16:45.290
  • you're gonna sin more.
  • 00:16:45.290 --> 00:16:48.070
  • But Jesus says,
  • 00:16:48.070 --> 00:16:49.070
  • get rid of condemnation
  • 00:16:49.070 --> 00:16:50.100
  • and you sin no more.
  • 00:16:50.100 --> 00:16:52.150
  • It's exactly the opposite.
  • 00:16:52.150 --> 00:16:54.190
  • The law holds you in sin.
  • 00:16:54.190 --> 00:16:57.020
  • I believe that through
  • 00:16:57.020 --> 00:16:58.110
  • Jesus Christ you can walk free,
  • 00:16:58.170 --> 00:17:01.190
  • and you can move on
  • 00:17:01.190 --> 00:17:02.270
  • into all the power
  • 00:17:02.270 --> 00:17:04.020
  • and all the promise of God.
  • 00:17:04.020 --> 00:17:06.110
  • So, Jesus says,
  • 00:17:06.110 --> 00:17:07.070
  • "Where are your accusers?"
  • 00:17:07.070 --> 00:17:09.080
  • Where are your accusers?
  • 00:17:09.080 --> 00:17:11.010
  • I mean, there's external
  • 00:17:11.010 --> 00:17:11.290
  • who point the finger
  • 00:17:14.000 --> 00:17:14.220
  • and are quick to say
  • 00:17:14.220 --> 00:17:15.200
  • and quick to judge,
  • 00:17:15.200 --> 00:17:17.100
  • but they're not the most toxic.
  • 00:17:17.100 --> 00:17:19.010
  • The most toxic are internal
  • 00:17:19.010 --> 00:17:20.200
  • accusers, internal accusers,
  • 00:17:21.230 --> 00:17:24.230
  • things inside of you that keep
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  • on coming up and reminding you,
  • 00:17:27.000 --> 00:17:28.280
  • reminding you, remind you
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  • of your failure, of your past.
  • 00:17:30.120 --> 00:17:33.110
  • And, of course, the internal
  • 00:17:33.110 --> 00:17:34.250
  • accusers, that's where shame
  • 00:17:34.250 --> 00:17:37.060
  • is formed right there.
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  • wants to break the power
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  • of shame over people's lives.
  • 00:17:43.100 --> 00:17:45.040
  • He wants to break the power
  • 00:17:45.040 --> 00:17:46.040
  • of shame over your life.
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  • We can believe maybe that,
  • 00:17:49.000 --> 00:17:50.240
  • well, Jesus doesn't condemn us.
  • 00:17:51.060 --> 00:17:54.060
  • He's forgiven us.
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  • Maybe you can even believe that
  • 00:17:55.080 --> 00:17:56.090
  • other people don't condemn you.
  • 00:17:56.090 --> 00:17:58.270
  • They've forgiven you.
  • 00:17:58.270 --> 00:18:00.020
  • What about you?
  • 00:18:00.020 --> 00:18:01.240
  • Are you still condemning you?
  • 00:18:01.240 --> 00:18:03.270
  • Can you forgive you?
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  • Because that's where shame is.
  • 00:18:05.230 --> 00:18:08.170
  • Shame's a very real thing,
  • 00:18:08.170 --> 00:18:10.150
  • and unfortunately it does
  • 00:18:10.150 --> 00:18:11.250
  • get put on you, the devil loves
  • 00:18:11.250 --> 00:18:12.290
  • to put it on you.
  • 00:18:12.290 --> 00:18:14.090
  • And ultimately, you end up
  • 00:18:14.090 --> 00:18:15.130
  • you out of the flourishing life
  • 00:18:17.170 --> 00:18:19.100
  • God called you to.
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  • The righteous shall flourish
  • 00:18:20.200 --> 00:18:23.000
  • like a palm tree,
  • 00:18:23.000 --> 00:18:24.140
  • the Bible says, shall flourish
  • 00:18:24.140 --> 00:18:26.270
  • like a palm tree.
  • 00:18:26.270 --> 00:18:28.060
  • The Scripture talks about
  • 00:18:28.060 --> 00:18:29.080
  • righteousness as a gift, amen,
  • 00:18:29.080 --> 00:18:32.080
  • a free gift which tells us
  • 00:18:32.080 --> 00:18:35.020
  • that living in righteousness,
  • 00:18:35.020 --> 00:18:37.180
  • living in that free gift,
  • 00:18:37.180 --> 00:18:39.230
  • we live in life, not death.
  • 00:18:40.220 --> 00:18:43.220
  • Listen to Romans chapter 1,
  • 00:18:43.220 --> 00:18:44.290
  • verse 16.
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  • It says, "For I'm not ashamed
  • 00:18:47.250 --> 00:18:48.260
  • of the gospel of Christ,
  • 00:18:48.260 --> 00:18:50.160
  • it's the power of God
  • 00:18:50.160 --> 00:18:51.150
  • to salvation."
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  • I'm not ashamed,
  • 00:18:52.200 --> 00:18:53.220
  • that's the result
  • 00:18:53.220 --> 00:18:54.250
  • of the good news, the gospel.
  • 00:18:54.250 --> 00:18:56.170
  • And Paul, he had every reason,
  • 00:18:56.170 --> 00:18:58.140
  • naturally speaking,
  • 00:18:58.140 --> 00:18:59.190
  • to be ashamed.
  • 00:18:59.190 --> 00:19:00.210
  • He was so anti-Christian that he
  • 00:19:00.210 --> 00:19:02.160
  • would go around breathing
  • 00:19:02.160 --> 00:19:03.240
  • threats and slaughter,
  • 00:19:03.240 --> 00:19:05.040
  • wanting to see Christians
  • 00:19:05.040 --> 00:19:06.060
  • either put in jail
  • 00:19:06.060 --> 00:19:07.150
  • or killed for their faith.
  • 00:19:07.150 --> 00:19:10.060
  • He had every reason to live
  • 00:19:10.060 --> 00:19:11.230
  • in shame, but he said,
  • 00:19:11.230 --> 00:19:12.270
  • "I'm not ashamed of the gospel,
  • 00:19:12.270 --> 00:19:15.040
  • the good news of Jesus Christ."
  • 00:19:15.040 --> 00:19:17.070
  • He said, "I know it's the power
  • 00:19:17.070 --> 00:19:18.150
  • of God unto salvation."
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  • Your salvation is
  • 00:19:20.160 --> 00:19:21.280
  • your freedom from shame.
  • 00:19:21.280 --> 00:19:23.180
  • He goes on in verse 17.
  • 00:19:24.070 --> 00:19:27.070
  • He says, "In it--"
  • 00:19:27.070 --> 00:19:28.050
  • the gospel, the good news--
  • 00:19:28.050 --> 00:19:29.120
  • "the righteousness of God
  • 00:19:29.120 --> 00:19:30.100
  • is revealed from faith
  • 00:19:30.100 --> 00:19:31.110
  • to faith; as it is written,
  • 00:19:31.110 --> 00:19:33.050
  • 'The just shall live by faith.'"
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  • Faith, faith, faith.
  • 00:19:34.170 --> 00:19:36.000
  • Three times it talks
  • 00:19:36.000 --> 00:19:36.290
  • about faith.
  • 00:19:36.290 --> 00:19:38.050
  • And the truth is
  • 00:19:38.050 --> 00:19:39.010
  • The gospel is filled with faith,
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  • and by faith you do not have
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  • to live your life ashamed.
  • 00:19:45.200 --> 00:19:47.220
  • Listen to this,
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  • psychologists describe shame
  • 00:19:50.020 --> 00:19:52.090
  • as the swampland of the soul.
  • 00:19:52.090 --> 00:19:55.020
  • This is secular psychologists,
  • 00:19:55.020 --> 00:19:57.040
  • the swampland of the soul.
  • 00:19:57.040 --> 00:19:58.270
  • The soul, it's your emotions,
  • 00:19:58.270 --> 00:20:01.000
  • it's your thinking, it's your
  • 00:20:01.000 --> 00:20:02.200
  • will, and shame is described
  • 00:20:03.050 --> 00:20:06.050
  • as a swampland, a mire,
  • 00:20:06.050 --> 00:20:08.250
  • a swampland.
  • 00:20:08.250 --> 00:20:10.120
  • And you know something?
  • 00:20:10.120 --> 00:20:11.260
  • Your greatest battles
  • 00:20:11.260 --> 00:20:13.270
  • are fought in your soul,
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  • and your greatest victories
  • 00:20:16.130 --> 00:20:17.190
  • 3 John: "Beloved, I wish above
  • 00:20:20.000 --> 00:20:22.030
  • all else that you'd prosper
  • 00:20:22.030 --> 00:20:23.050
  • and be in good health
  • 00:20:23.050 --> 00:20:24.090
  • even as your soul prospers."
  • 00:20:24.090 --> 00:20:25.260
  • And that's the point.
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  • You cannot have
  • 00:20:26.200 --> 00:20:27.200
  • a prosperous soul,
  • 00:20:27.200 --> 00:20:28.200
  • a blessed soul if you're living
  • 00:20:28.200 --> 00:20:30.200
  • according to the power of shame,
  • 00:20:30.200 --> 00:20:31.220
  • if you're living according to
  • 00:20:31.220 --> 00:20:32.210
  • the power of condemnation.
  • 00:20:32.210 --> 00:20:34.090
  • So, you are in prison on
  • 00:20:34.090 --> 00:20:35.170
  • the inside, and that's where
  • 00:20:35.170 --> 00:20:36.280
  • your greatest battles are fought
  • 00:20:36.280 --> 00:20:38.250
  • and that's where your greatest
  • 00:20:38.250 --> 00:20:40.060
  • victories are won, in your soul.
  • 00:20:41.020 --> 00:20:44.020
  • The dictionary describes shame,
  • 00:20:44.020 --> 00:20:45.240
  • it says, "It's a painful feeling
  • 00:20:45.240 --> 00:20:47.220
  • of humiliation or distress
  • 00:20:47.220 --> 00:20:49.260
  • caused by the consciousness
  • 00:20:49.260 --> 00:20:51.170
  • of wrong or foolish behavior."
  • 00:20:51.170 --> 00:20:54.150
  • It also describes shame
  • 00:20:54.150 --> 00:20:56.120
  • as being, "A painful emotion
  • 00:20:56.120 --> 00:20:58.080
  • caused by a strong sense
  • 00:20:58.080 --> 00:20:59.100
  • of guilt, embarrassment,
  • 00:20:59.100 --> 00:21:01.130
  • unworthiness, one that brings
  • 00:21:01.130 --> 00:21:03.140
  • dishonor, disgrace,
  • 00:21:03.140 --> 00:21:04.260
  • or condemnation."
  • 00:21:04.260 --> 00:21:06.010
  • There's a book called,
  • 00:21:06.010 --> 00:21:07.030
  • "The Psychology of Shame."
  • 00:21:07.030 --> 00:21:08.170
  • and in that book it says,
  • 00:21:08.170 --> 00:21:09.220
  • "Shame is the most disturbing
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  • experience individuals
  • 00:21:11.010 --> 00:21:12.070
  • ever have about themselves.
  • 00:21:12.100 --> 00:21:15.100
  • No other emotion feels more
  • 00:21:15.100 --> 00:21:17.170
  • deeply disturbing because
  • 00:21:17.170 --> 00:21:19.110
  • in the moment of shame,
  • 00:21:19.110 --> 00:21:21.130
  • the self or the soul
  • 00:21:21.130 --> 00:21:22.260
  • feels wounded from within."
  • 00:21:23.060 --> 00:21:26.060
  • You see, that's the thing.
  • 00:21:26.060 --> 00:21:27.150
  • Shame is a feeling,
  • 00:21:27.150 --> 00:21:29.040
  • but we're not called
  • 00:21:29.040 --> 00:21:30.040
  • to live by feelings,
  • 00:21:30.040 --> 00:21:31.080
  • we're called to live by faith.
  • 00:21:31.080 --> 00:21:33.070
  • The power of the good news,
  • 00:21:33.070 --> 00:21:34.220
  • the power of the gospel
  • 00:21:34.220 --> 00:21:36.000
  • is faith, amen,
  • 00:21:36.000 --> 00:21:38.130
  • faith to not live
  • 00:21:38.130 --> 00:21:39.240
  • your life ashamed.
  • 00:21:39.240 --> 00:21:41.240
  • I am not ashamed by faith.
  • 00:21:42.030 --> 00:21:45.030
  • I love Romans 10, verse 11.
  • 00:21:45.030 --> 00:21:46.230
  • "The Scripture says,
  • 00:21:46.230 --> 00:21:47.250
  • 'Whoever believes on Him
  • 00:21:47.250 --> 00:21:48.290
  • will not be put to shame.'"
  • 00:21:48.290 --> 00:21:51.100
  • If you believe in Christ,
  • 00:21:51.100 --> 00:21:52.240
  • shame has no place in your life.
  • 00:21:52.240 --> 00:21:54.220
  • Whoever believes in him
  • 00:21:54.220 --> 00:21:56.030
  • will not be put to shame.
  • 00:21:56.030 --> 00:21:58.200
  • And your future will never, ever
  • 00:21:58.200 --> 00:22:01.110
  • become your reality--that is
  • 00:22:01.110 --> 00:22:03.120
  • the future God intends for you--
  • 00:22:03.120 --> 00:22:05.100
  • if you're allowing shame
  • 00:22:05.100 --> 00:22:07.170
  • to dominate you, because
  • 00:22:07.170 --> 00:22:09.150
  • that shame will define you.
  • 00:22:09.150 --> 00:22:12.030
  • It will define your psych,
  • 00:22:12.030 --> 00:22:14.180
  • your way of thinking,
  • 00:22:14.180 --> 00:22:15.220
  • your choices.
  • 00:22:15.220 --> 00:22:17.270
  • Ultimately, it will define
  • 00:22:17.270 --> 00:22:19.290
  • your future.
  • 00:22:19.290 --> 00:22:21.120
  • Shame no more.
  • 00:22:21.120 --> 00:22:23.000
  • "Instead of shame
  • 00:22:23.000 --> 00:22:24.020
  • and dishonor--"
  • 00:22:24.020 --> 00:22:25.010
  • Listen to this verse,
  • 00:22:25.010 --> 00:22:26.020
  • it's unbelievable.
  • 00:22:26.020 --> 00:22:27.050
  • Isaiah 61, verse 7, "Instead
  • 00:22:27.050 --> 00:22:29.060
  • of shame and dishonor, you'll
  • 00:22:29.060 --> 00:22:31.080
  • enjoy a double share of honor."
  • 00:22:31.080 --> 00:22:33.110
  • I love it.
  • 00:22:33.110 --> 00:22:34.120
  • "You will possess a double
  • 00:22:34.120 --> 00:22:35.220
  • portion of blessing, prosperity,
  • 00:22:35.220 --> 00:22:38.210
  • in your land--"
  • 00:22:38.210 --> 00:22:39.240
  • It's the Word of God--
  • 00:22:39.240 --> 00:22:40.270
  • "and everlasting joy
  • 00:22:40.270 --> 00:22:42.160
  • will be yours."
  • 00:22:42.160 --> 00:22:43.130
  • Instead of shame and dishonor,
  • 00:22:43.130 --> 00:22:45.080
  • you will enjoy a double share
  • 00:22:45.080 --> 00:22:47.130
  • of honor.
  • 00:22:47.130 --> 00:22:48.180
  • Listen to it, you will possess
  • 00:22:48.180 --> 00:22:50.070
  • a double portion of prosperity
  • 00:22:50.070 --> 00:22:52.180
  • in your land, and everlasting
  • 00:22:52.180 --> 00:22:54.060
  • joy will be yours.
  • 00:22:54.060 --> 00:22:57.000
  • And if you'll get rid of all
  • 00:22:57.000 --> 00:22:58.070
  • the noise, all the other voices,
  • 00:22:58.070 --> 00:22:59.260
  • all the finger pointing
  • 00:22:59.260 --> 00:23:01.030
  • and just spend time
  • 00:23:01.030 --> 00:23:02.250
  • with you and Jesus,
  • 00:23:02.250 --> 00:23:04.170
  • that's where, my friend,
  • 00:23:04.170 --> 00:23:06.000
  • your victory will be won.
  • 00:23:06.000 --> 00:23:07.200
  • Instead of shame and dishonor,
  • 00:23:07.200 --> 00:23:10.000
  • you'll enjoy a double share
  • 00:23:10.000 --> 00:23:12.000
  • of honor, you will--I love it--
  • 00:23:12.080 --> 00:23:15.080
  • possess a double portion
  • 00:23:15.080 --> 00:23:17.060
  • of prosperity in your land,
  • 00:23:17.060 --> 00:23:18.270
  • and everlasting joy
  • 00:23:18.270 --> 00:23:20.220
  • will be yours.
  • 00:23:20.220 --> 00:23:23.080
  • How great, how wonderful.
  • 00:23:23.080 --> 00:23:25.250
  • What do you think about when you
  • 00:23:25.250 --> 00:23:26.290
  • think of a righteous person?
  • 00:23:26.290 --> 00:23:28.250
  • If you think of it in terms of
  • 00:23:28.250 --> 00:23:30.190
  • someone's own righteousness,
  • 00:23:30.190 --> 00:23:32.080
  • their self-righteousness
  • 00:23:32.080 --> 00:23:33.140
  • like I described,
  • 00:23:33.140 --> 00:23:36.100
  • self-righteousness is pompous.
  • 00:23:36.100 --> 00:23:38.290
  • It's sort of on the nose.
  • 00:23:38.290 --> 00:23:41.170
  • It tends to be opinionated.
  • 00:23:41.170 --> 00:23:44.040
  • It tends to be self-justifying.
  • 00:23:44.040 --> 00:23:46.270
  • It tends to point the finger
  • 00:23:46.270 --> 00:23:48.170
  • and be judgmental.
  • 00:23:48.170 --> 00:23:51.020
  • But, you know, the righteousness
  • 00:23:51.020 --> 00:23:52.100
  • of Christ is so different
  • 00:23:52.100 --> 00:23:53.210
  • than that, so different.
  • 00:23:53.210 --> 00:23:56.020
  • It's liberating.
  • 00:23:56.020 --> 00:23:57.110
  • It's freeing.
  • 00:23:57.110 --> 00:23:58.290
  • The righteous shall flourish
  • 00:23:58.290 --> 00:24:01.130
  • like a palm tree or flourish
  • 00:24:01.230 --> 00:24:04.230
  • like the cedars of Lebanon.
  • 00:24:04.230 --> 00:24:07.010
  • They are huge,
  • 00:24:07.010 --> 00:24:08.100
  • great cedar trees.
  • 00:24:08.100 --> 00:24:10.180
  • Those who are planted in God's
  • 00:24:10.180 --> 00:24:11.260
  • house, those who are serving
  • 00:24:11.260 --> 00:24:13.090
  • the Lord shall flourish in
  • 00:24:13.090 --> 00:24:15.110
  • the courts of our God.
  • 00:24:15.110 --> 00:24:17.030
  • You know, you should never
  • 00:24:17.030 --> 00:24:18.110
  • underestimate the power
  • 00:24:18.110 --> 00:24:20.110
  • of righteousness.
  • 00:24:20.110 --> 00:24:21.150
  • You are the righteousness
  • 00:24:21.150 --> 00:24:22.140
  • of Christ, the Bible says.
  • 00:24:22.140 --> 00:24:24.100
  • And this is what I love.
  • 00:24:24.100 --> 00:24:25.120
  • It says you're made righteous.
  • 00:24:25.120 --> 00:24:27.040
  • It's nothing you do.
  • 00:24:27.040 --> 00:24:28.060
  • You're made righteous.
  • 00:24:28.060 --> 00:24:29.120
  • Imagine if I could make
  • 00:24:29.120 --> 00:24:31.040
  • the blue seats red.
  • 00:24:31.040 --> 00:24:33.040
  • I mean, it's as crazy as that.
  • 00:24:33.170 --> 00:24:36.170
  • Suddenly, you are a sinner
  • 00:24:37.180 --> 00:24:40.180
  • and then saved by grace,
  • 00:24:40.180 --> 00:24:42.090
  • you're righteous.
  • 00:24:42.090 --> 00:24:43.230
  • The Bible describes it
  • 00:24:43.230 --> 00:24:44.230
  • as a gift, the gift
  • 00:24:44.230 --> 00:24:46.220
  • of righteousness.
  • 00:24:46.220 --> 00:24:48.260
  • There's only one way to have
  • 00:24:48.260 --> 00:24:50.260
  • a gift and that's receive it.
  • 00:24:50.260 --> 00:24:53.080
  • If your shame won't let
  • 00:24:53.080 --> 00:24:54.150
  • you receive the gift--
  • 00:24:54.150 --> 00:24:56.220
  • And his righteousness,
  • 00:24:56.220 --> 00:24:57.290
  • it's all about him.
  • 00:24:57.290 --> 00:24:59.070
  • It's his rightness.
  • 00:24:59.070 --> 00:25:01.110
  • It's not about your wrongness.
  • 00:25:02.040 --> 00:25:05.040
  • Don't try to fool anybody.
  • 00:25:05.040 --> 00:25:06.120
  • We know there is some.
  • 00:25:06.120 --> 00:25:08.120
  • It's not about your wrongness,
  • 00:25:08.120 --> 00:25:09.270
  • it's about his rightness.
  • 00:25:09.270 --> 00:25:12.120
  • If we start living our lives
  • 00:25:12.120 --> 00:25:13.140
  • according to everything that's
  • 00:25:13.140 --> 00:25:14.180
  • wrong with us, of course,
  • 00:25:14.180 --> 00:25:15.230
  • we'll be wracked with guilt,
  • 00:25:15.230 --> 00:25:17.000
  • of course, we'll be
  • 00:25:17.000 --> 00:25:18.070
  • carrying shame, of course,
  • 00:25:18.070 --> 00:25:19.210
  • we'll feel disqualified,
  • 00:25:19.210 --> 00:25:21.040
  • unfit to worship God,
  • 00:25:21.040 --> 00:25:23.020
  • unfit for the purpose of God,
  • 00:25:23.020 --> 00:25:24.250
  • unfit for the God-given
  • 00:25:24.250 --> 00:25:26.090
  • destiny he has for you,
  • 00:25:26.090 --> 00:25:28.040
  • and that's why we've
  • 00:25:28.040 --> 00:25:29.030
  • gotta receive the gift.
  • 00:25:29.030 --> 00:25:31.030
  • The wages of sin is death,
  • 00:25:31.030 --> 00:25:32.250
  • but thank God he has given us
  • 00:25:32.250 --> 00:25:34.200
  • victory over sin and so we
  • 00:25:34.200 --> 00:25:36.200
  • don't have to take sin's wages.
  • 00:25:36.200 --> 00:25:39.010
  • Wages give you what you deserve.
  • 00:25:39.010 --> 00:25:41.010
  • You're paid what you deserve.
  • 00:25:41.010 --> 00:25:42.120
  • A gift is all about
  • 00:25:42.120 --> 00:25:43.170
  • what is undeserved.
  • 00:25:43.170 --> 00:25:44.270
  • It's all about what Christ
  • 00:25:44.270 --> 00:25:46.170
  • has done, who Christ is.
  • 00:25:46.170 --> 00:25:48.230
  • Calvary covers it all.
  • 00:25:48.230 --> 00:25:50.170
  • Your sin and shame, ha!
  • 00:25:50.170 --> 00:25:53.120
  • Your sin and shame,
  • 00:25:53.120 --> 00:25:54.250
  • they have no power any longer.
  • 00:25:54.250 --> 00:25:56.070
  • They're gone.
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  • They're gone.
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  • They don't count anymore.
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  • I want to encourage everybody
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  • here to make a decision that
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  • you're gonna walk according
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  • to the righteousness of Christ
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  • and you're not gonna live
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  • according to the wrongnesses
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  • of your life, your past,
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  • your actions.
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  • Shame no more.
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  • Condemnation no more.
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  • Guilt no more.
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  • And ultimately,
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  • let's believe sin no more.
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  • Who has condemned you?
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  • "No one, Lord."
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  • "Neither do I condemn you.
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  • Go your way and sin no more.
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  • Sin no more."
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  • - Brian: Well, I'm so glad you
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  • watched the program today.
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  • The whole purpose of sharing
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  • God's Word is to build
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  • people's lives.
  • 00:26:41.200 --> 00:26:42.280
  • There is nothing more
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  • encouraging, there is
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  • nothing more powerful
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  • than the Word of God.
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  • So, Bobbie and I, we're thankful
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  • for your prayers.
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  • We thank God that you joined
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  • with us in seeing the Word
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  • of God go out to people
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  • all around the globe.
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  • I believe for you that truly
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  • the best is yet to come,
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  • so have a great week,
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  • My sin and shame
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  • don't count anymore
  • 00:27:09.150 --> 00:27:12.150
  • All praise to the One
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  • who has ransomed my soul
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  • Calvary
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  • Calvary covers it all
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  • My sin and shame
  • 00:27:33.190 --> 00:27:36.190
  • don't count anymore
  • 00:27:37.130 --> 00:27:40.130
  • All praise to the One
  • 00:27:40.130 --> 00:27:43.100
  • who has ransomed my soul
  • 00:27:44.120 --> 00:27:47.120
  • Calvary covers it all
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  • - male: All praise!
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  • All praise to the One
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  • who has ransomed my soul
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  • Sing, "All praise!"
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  • All praise to the One
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  • who has ransomed my soul
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