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Satan's Strategy to Defeat Us: The Truth About Temptation Part 2

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August 25, 2019
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In Touch with Dr. Charles Stanley

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Satan's Strategy to Defeat Us: The Truth About Temptation Part 2

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  • - Dr. Charles Stanley: I'm
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  • telling you, Satan is real.
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  • He's a liar.
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  • He's a deceiver.
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  • And many, many,
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  • many people are very deceived.
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  • And their deception's
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  • very evident when they say,
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  • "I don't believe
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  • - Dr. Stanley: Four decades
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  • ago, we started In Touch
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  • Ministries to lead people
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  • worldwide into a growing
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  • relationship with Jesus Christ.
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  • Throughout the years, we've seen
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  • God's greatness, His love, and
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  • His blessings in such awesome
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  • ways that we just want everyone
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  • to know Him.
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  • So, let's open God's Word and
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  • - male announcer: Next on,
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  • "In Touch",
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  • - Dr. Stanley:
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  • Many people will live
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  • their whole life and wonder
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  • why things don't go too well.
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  • They trusted Jesus Christ
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  • as their personal Savior,
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  • and yet, they suffer one defeat
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  • after the other.
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  • Can't quite figure out why.
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  • Do not realize they have an
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  • enemy, an enemy that's very
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  • real, an enemy that's laughed
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  • at, criticized, disbelieved,
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  • but very, very real,
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  • whose goal is three-fold.
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  • To draw us away from God,
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  • to thwart God's purpose
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  • in our life, and divide us.
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  • Satan is a very real person.
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  • And so, what I want us to talk
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  • about in this message, it's,
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  • "Satan's Strategy to Defeat Us,"
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  • all of us, every one of us.
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  • He hasn't left any of us alone.
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  • When somebody tells me, "I don't
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  • believe in the devil," I think
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  • that's like being in a ring with
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  • a bunch of lions and you say,
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  • "No, I don't believe
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  • in animals."
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  • I'm telling you, Satan is real.
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  • He's a liar.
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  • He's a deceiver.
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  • And many, many,
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  • many people are very deceived.
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  • And their deception's
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  • very evident when they say,
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  • "I don't believe
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  • in such a person as the devil."
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  • So, I want us to read a passage
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  • of Scripture from Romans,
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  • chapter eight, if you will.
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  • And then I want us
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  • to talk about his strategy.
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  • How does Satan defeat us?
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  • What is his strategy?
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  • But Romans, chapter eight,
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  • and let's slip down
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  • to verse five to start with,
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  • "For those who are according
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  • to the flesh."
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  • That is they're living in sin,
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  • have never trusted Christ as
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  • their Savior, maybe, "according
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  • to the flesh set their minds
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  • on the things of the flesh."
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  • So, let me define flesh.
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  • We're not talking about flesh
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  • and bones and skin and blood.
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  • We're talking about that drive
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  • within us, that drive within us
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  • that opposes God.
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  • There's something in every one
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  • of us that opposes God.
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  • And Paul called it the flesh,
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  • "For those who are according to
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  • the flesh set their minds on the
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  • things of the flesh, but those
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  • who are according to the
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  • Spirit."
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  • That is we have the Holy Spirit
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  • living within us, trusting Him,
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  • the things of the Spirit.
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  • Watch this, "For the mind."
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  • And remember this.
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  • The mind is Satan's playground
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  • and his battlefield.
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  • Listen, all of his work is done
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  • in the mind.
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  • It may follow down to the feet,
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  • but Satan works on your mind.
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  • He's there.
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  • "For the mind set on the flesh."
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  • That is a mind that's set on the
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  • things that the devil wants,"
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  • listen, "is death."
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  • Look at that, "For the mind set
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  • on the flesh is death,
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  • but the mind set on the Spirit,"
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  • that is, the Holy Spirit,
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  • "is life and peace, because
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  • the mind set on the flesh
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  • is hostile toward God."
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  • You think about your thinking,
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  • your thoughts, how much time of
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  • your day is given to thinking
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  • things maybe you shouldn't, or
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  • thinking about people, whatever
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  • it might be.
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  • He said mind set on the flesh is
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  • hostile toward God.
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  • You can't think holy things and
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  • hostile things at the same time,
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  • for it does not subject itself
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  • to the law of God, for it is not
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  • even able to do so.
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  • That is, "The mind that's
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  • controlled by the devil is not
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  • going to be controlled by God at
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  • the same time, and those who are
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  • in the flesh cannot please God.
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  • However, you are not
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  • in the flesh but in the Spirit,
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  • if indeed the Spirit of God
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  • indwells you."
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  • That is, when you trusted Christ
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  • as your Savior,
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  • you're a child of God.
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  • And the Spirit of God is in your
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  • life to rule and reign.
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  • But if you choose, you can
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  • disobey God.
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  • You can listen--
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  • You can listen to the voice of
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  • the devil, disobey God.
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  • Does that mean that you're lost?
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  • No, but you'll think you are.
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  • You'll find yourself acting
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  • like you are.
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  • "However, you are not
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  • in the flesh but in the Spirit,
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  • if indeed the Spirit of God
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  • dwells in you.
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  • But if anyone does not have the
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  • Spirit of Christ, he does not
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  • belong to Him."
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  • Now get that verse, "If anyone
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  • does not have the Spirit of
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  • Christ, living within them, they
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  • don't belong to Him."
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  • So, when you ask somebody, "Are
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  • you a Christian?"
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  • They say, "Sure I am."
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  • Well, on what basis would you
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  • say that you're a Christian?
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  • "Well, I grew up
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  • in a Christian home.
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  • I went to Sunday School
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  • when I was a kid.
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  • I got baptized and I've tried
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  • to do the best I can
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  • all these years.
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  • And so, yeah, I am one."
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  • Not necessarily.
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  • There are people who've done all
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  • of that and who've never trusted
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  • Jesus Christ as their personal
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  • Savior.
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  • And so, when we talk about the
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  • work of the devil, his primary
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  • work is that of deception,
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  • lying.
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  • He is a liar from the very
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  • beginning.
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  • The Word of God says he is.
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  • Jesus said he was.
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  • He's a liar.
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  • Whenever you are listening to
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  • the devil speak to you,
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  • you are listening to a liar.
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  • And so,
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  • with that passage in mind,
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  • I want us to think about it.
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  • And that is, every single one
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  • of us who is a follower
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  • of Jesus Christ, our mind is a
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  • battlefield.
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  • And we're battling every day.
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  • You wake up in the morning,
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  • everything may have seemed to go
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  • right or it all may seem to go
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  • wrong.
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  • But whatever it might be, you
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  • have an enemy with one sole
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  • purpose, to deceive you,
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  • ultimately to destroy you, and
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  • certainly to keep you from
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  • walking in obedience to Almighty
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  • God.
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  • And so, when I look at all these
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  • passages, in Second Corinthians,
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  • for example.
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  • I want you to look at Second
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  • Corinthians, just a verse or two
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  • here, and what Paul says
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  • in this fourth verse.
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  • He says, "In whose case
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  • the god of this world--"
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  • Who's the god of this world?
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  • Satan.
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  • "Has blinded the minds
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  • of the unbelieving so that they
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  • might not see the light of the
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  • gospel of the glory of Christ,
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  • who is the image of God."
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  • What's he do?
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  • Satan is a liar.
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  • He's the source of lying.
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  • He is a liar, misleading and
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  • causing people to distrust
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  • Almighty God.
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  • So, the truth is every single
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  • one of us, we're a battlefield.
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  • There's something going on in
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  • our mind.
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  • Even when you're a believer,
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  • your mind is also a
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  • battlefield for the devil.
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  • Who is it that causes you in a
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  • moment to lie about something
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  • you knew, you know better?
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  • Or to look with lust or to take
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  • advantage of, or whatever it
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  • might be.
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  • Satan is very much alive.
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  • Now, he cannot overpower a child
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  • of God unless we give him
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  • permission, because we have the
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  • Holy Spirit living within us who
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  • reminds us that Christ died on
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  • the cross, shed His blood to
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  • forgive us of our sins.
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  • Who lives within us, who has
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  • sealed us, watch this, we have
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  • been sealed by the Spirit of
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  • God, as a child of God we cannot
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  • be lost.
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  • Live in sin?
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  • Yes.
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  • Disobey God?
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  • Yes.
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  • Suffer the consequences?
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  • Yes.
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  • Just because you're a believer
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  • does not mean you can sin
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  • against God without any
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  • consequences.
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  • There are always consequences to
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  • sin.
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  • It is Satan's lies that convince
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  • people they can do this, that
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  • and the other, disobey God and
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  • think, "Well, it's not too bad
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  • and nobody's perfect."
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  • Listen.
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  • Satan has a bag full of tricks.
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  • That he's willing to show us how
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  • to get by, how to do this, how
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  • to do that, all oftentimes lying
  • 00:09:14.080 --> 00:09:16.160
  • against what we know is the
  • 00:09:16.160 --> 00:09:18.190
  • absolute truth.
  • 00:09:18.190 --> 00:09:20.230
  • So, what I want us to think
  • 00:09:20.230 --> 00:09:21.250
  • about for a few moments is his
  • 00:09:21.250 --> 00:09:23.120
  • strategy.
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  • This is how he works.
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  • He's always working to do
  • 00:09:26.010 --> 00:09:27.140
  • anything in His power to mislead
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  • us, to destroy us because we
  • 00:09:29.220 --> 00:09:31.250
  • bear witness of the Son of God
  • 00:09:31.250 --> 00:09:33.290
  • and His love and graciousness to
  • 00:09:33.290 --> 00:09:35.210
  • us.
  • 00:09:35.210 --> 00:09:36.260
  • So, let's think about it a
  • 00:09:36.260 --> 00:09:37.190
  • moment.
  • 00:09:37.190 --> 00:09:38.220
  • This is how Satan operates.
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  • Are you interested in that?
  • 00:09:41.010 --> 00:09:43.140
  • This is how he operates.
  • 00:09:43.140 --> 00:09:45.050
  • He directs our attention towards
  • 00:09:45.050 --> 00:09:47.040
  • a need or a desire.
  • 00:09:47.040 --> 00:09:49.200
  • That's the way he always gets
  • 00:09:49.200 --> 00:09:50.140
  • in.
  • 00:09:50.140 --> 00:09:51.180
  • He starts out with that.
  • 00:09:51.180 --> 00:09:53.090
  • For example, here's Adam and Eve
  • 00:09:53.090 --> 00:09:54.250
  • in the Garden of Eden.
  • 00:09:54.250 --> 00:09:56.080
  • Everything is absolutely
  • 00:09:56.080 --> 00:09:57.220
  • perfect, could not be better.
  • 00:09:59.080 --> 00:10:02.080
  • They have everything.
  • 00:10:02.080 --> 00:10:04.020
  • They have each other.
  • 00:10:04.020 --> 00:10:05.210
  • Everything's perfect.
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  • The one thing that they didn't
  • 00:10:07.280 --> 00:10:10.280
  • have is fruit from the Tree of
  • 00:10:11.270 --> 00:10:14.270
  • the Knowledge of Good and Evil.
  • 00:10:14.270 --> 00:10:17.090
  • Look at everything else is
  • 00:10:17.090 --> 00:10:18.100
  • perfect.
  • 00:10:18.100 --> 00:10:19.280
  • And so, what does Satan do?
  • 00:10:19.280 --> 00:10:22.050
  • He points them to the one thing
  • 00:10:22.050 --> 00:10:23.220
  • they don't have.
  • 00:10:24.020 --> 00:10:27.020
  • How many men and women point to
  • 00:10:27.020 --> 00:10:28.260
  • some other person lustfully
  • 00:10:28.260 --> 00:10:30.200
  • because they have everything
  • 00:10:30.200 --> 00:10:31.250
  • else in life they need
  • 00:10:31.250 --> 00:10:34.110
  • but him or her.
  • 00:10:34.220 --> 00:10:37.220
  • And how many decisions are made
  • 00:10:37.220 --> 00:10:39.230
  • not because people don't have
  • 00:10:39.230 --> 00:10:41.120
  • certain things, but they don't
  • 00:10:41.120 --> 00:10:43.030
  • have a particular one.
  • 00:10:43.030 --> 00:10:45.280
  • Satan is a liar.
  • 00:10:46.020 --> 00:10:49.020
  • Satan is a deceiver.
  • 00:10:49.020 --> 00:10:50.250
  • And one of the first things he
  • 00:10:50.250 --> 00:10:51.260
  • does is to point out something
  • 00:10:51.260 --> 00:10:54.010
  • in your life that
  • 00:10:54.010 --> 00:10:54.270
  • you don't have.
  • 00:10:54.270 --> 00:10:57.130
  • He does not remind you of how
  • 00:10:57.130 --> 00:10:58.290
  • much you do have, how blessed
  • 00:10:58.290 --> 00:11:01.130
  • you are, how healthy you are,
  • 00:11:01.130 --> 00:11:04.050
  • what you drive, where you live,
  • 00:11:04.050 --> 00:11:05.170
  • what you wear.
  • 00:11:05.170 --> 00:11:07.040
  • He points out the one thing you
  • 00:11:07.040 --> 00:11:08.100
  • don't have.
  • 00:11:08.100 --> 00:11:10.010
  • What about, suppose you had
  • 00:11:10.010 --> 00:11:11.010
  • that?
  • 00:11:11.010 --> 00:11:11.250
  • He's a liar.
  • 00:11:11.250 --> 00:11:13.260
  • He's a deceiver.
  • 00:11:13.260 --> 00:11:15.130
  • And he uses the same tactics he
  • 00:11:15.130 --> 00:11:17.160
  • used in the garden.
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  • You'd think by now we'd have
  • 00:11:19.030 --> 00:11:20.100
  • caught on.
  • 00:11:20.100 --> 00:11:23.000
  • How does he operate?
  • 00:11:23.000 --> 00:11:24.120
  • He points out the thing you
  • 00:11:24.120 --> 00:11:25.120
  • don't have, so that if you want
  • 00:11:25.120 --> 00:11:28.040
  • to be complete, you'll have it.
  • 00:11:28.040 --> 00:11:29.230
  • Did it satisfy her?
  • 00:11:29.230 --> 00:11:31.080
  • No.
  • 00:11:31.080 --> 00:11:32.060
  • And it doesn't satisfy people
  • 00:11:32.060 --> 00:11:33.040
  • today.
  • 00:11:33.040 --> 00:11:35.090
  • He creates this desire in order
  • 00:11:35.090 --> 00:11:37.070
  • to get people off base,
  • 00:11:38.060 --> 00:11:41.060
  • off track.
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  • If you only had that.
  • 00:11:42.220 --> 00:11:44.280
  • Listen carefully.
  • 00:11:44.280 --> 00:11:46.140
  • You can't ever have enough of
  • 00:11:46.140 --> 00:11:48.260
  • anything that is not the will of
  • 00:11:49.020 --> 00:11:52.020
  • God for your life to ever make
  • 00:11:52.020 --> 00:11:54.060
  • you happy, ever make you feel
  • 00:11:54.060 --> 00:11:56.060
  • complete, ever make you feel
  • 00:11:56.060 --> 00:11:58.040
  • content.
  • 00:11:58.040 --> 00:11:59.160
  • You'll just go from one thing to
  • 00:11:59.160 --> 00:12:01.000
  • the other believing one lie
  • 00:12:01.000 --> 00:12:02.200
  • after the other.
  • 00:12:02.200 --> 00:12:04.100
  • You'll find yourself in
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  • self-destruction.
  • 00:12:05.160 --> 00:12:08.130
  • One of his tactics, get our
  • 00:12:08.130 --> 00:12:10.120
  • attention on something we think
  • 00:12:10.240 --> 00:12:13.240
  • we need.
  • 00:12:13.240 --> 00:12:15.080
  • A second one is this.
  • 00:12:15.080 --> 00:12:16.150
  • Watch this carefully.
  • 00:12:16.150 --> 00:12:17.250
  • Satan chooses his timing.
  • 00:12:17.250 --> 00:12:20.030
  • He knows when we're the most
  • 00:12:20.030 --> 00:12:22.050
  • vulnerable.
  • 00:12:22.050 --> 00:12:24.050
  • When Jesus had fasted forty days
  • 00:12:24.050 --> 00:12:26.210
  • and forty nights, what did the
  • 00:12:26.210 --> 00:12:28.190
  • devil say to Him?
  • 00:12:28.190 --> 00:12:30.150
  • "Oh, been fasting.
  • 00:12:30.150 --> 00:12:32.130
  • Glorifying the Father.
  • 00:12:32.130 --> 00:12:34.150
  • Well, all You have to do is turn
  • 00:12:34.150 --> 00:12:36.030
  • that stone into a piece of
  • 00:12:36.030 --> 00:12:38.030
  • bread.
  • 00:12:38.030 --> 00:12:39.110
  • You'll be satisfied," which
  • 00:12:39.110 --> 00:12:40.230
  • would have been a violation of
  • 00:12:40.230 --> 00:12:42.150
  • the Father's will and purpose
  • 00:12:42.150 --> 00:12:44.050
  • and plan for His life.
  • 00:12:44.050 --> 00:12:46.150
  • And so, the devil does the same
  • 00:12:46.150 --> 00:12:47.230
  • thing.
  • 00:12:47.230 --> 00:12:49.030
  • That is, he knows the timing in
  • 00:12:49.030 --> 00:12:51.250
  • our life.
  • 00:12:51.250 --> 00:12:53.130
  • And so, when you get hungry,
  • 00:12:53.130 --> 00:12:55.170
  • angry, lonely, or tired,
  • 00:12:55.230 --> 00:12:58.230
  • you're vulnerable.
  • 00:12:58.230 --> 00:13:01.160
  • Hungry, angry, lonely, tired,
  • 00:13:01.170 --> 00:13:04.170
  • think about it.
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  • H-A-L-T, remember that, halt.
  • 00:13:06.200 --> 00:13:09.200
  • When you, when you start feeling
  • 00:13:09.200 --> 00:13:10.290
  • hungry, angry, lonely or tired,
  • 00:13:10.290 --> 00:13:13.220
  • H-A-L-T, stop and think.
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  • I am now vulnerable
  • 00:13:16.190 --> 00:13:17.250
  • to a satanic attack.
  • 00:13:17.250 --> 00:13:20.180
  • Did you get that?
  • 00:13:20.180 --> 00:13:22.210
  • A satanic attack is an attack by
  • 00:13:22.210 --> 00:13:25.080
  • Satan in one of those areas of
  • 00:13:25.080 --> 00:13:27.110
  • your life where you're the most
  • 00:13:27.110 --> 00:13:29.050
  • vulnerable.
  • 00:13:29.050 --> 00:13:31.030
  • When you get hungry, how do you
  • 00:13:31.030 --> 00:13:32.050
  • feel?
  • 00:13:32.050 --> 00:13:33.150
  • When you get angry, how do you
  • 00:13:33.150 --> 00:13:34.130
  • feel?
  • 00:13:34.130 --> 00:13:35.070
  • When you're lonely, how do you
  • 00:13:35.070 --> 00:13:36.040
  • feel?
  • 00:13:36.040 --> 00:13:37.030
  • And when you're tired and worn
  • 00:13:37.030 --> 00:13:37.260
  • out?
  • 00:13:37.260 --> 00:13:39.150
  • We're the most vulnerable, and
  • 00:13:39.150 --> 00:13:41.130
  • that's when Satan will attack.
  • 00:13:41.130 --> 00:13:43.130
  • He knows exactly when
  • 00:13:43.130 --> 00:13:45.280
  • to attack us, how to attack us.
  • 00:13:45.280 --> 00:13:48.120
  • He knows our weakest points.
  • 00:13:48.120 --> 00:13:50.080
  • Everybody has a weakness,
  • 00:13:50.080 --> 00:13:52.060
  • at least one or more.
  • 00:13:52.060 --> 00:13:53.150
  • That's the way he operates.
  • 00:13:53.150 --> 00:13:55.140
  • A third thing he does is this.
  • 00:13:55.140 --> 00:13:56.240
  • He creates doubt in our mind.
  • 00:13:57.060 --> 00:14:00.080
  • This book from Genesis
  • 00:14:00.080 --> 00:14:01.080
  • to Revelation is
  • 00:14:01.080 --> 00:14:02.090
  • the Word of the Living God.
  • 00:14:02.100 --> 00:14:05.100
  • It's all true, not part true,
  • 00:14:05.100 --> 00:14:07.040
  • all true.
  • 00:14:07.040 --> 00:14:08.200
  • The devil will attack you in
  • 00:14:08.200 --> 00:14:10.060
  • those areas that you are the
  • 00:14:10.060 --> 00:14:12.180
  • weakest.
  • 00:14:12.180 --> 00:14:14.160
  • And he creates doubt in our
  • 00:14:14.160 --> 00:14:17.100
  • minds.
  • 00:14:17.100 --> 00:14:18.180
  • And so, what I've noticed is,
  • 00:14:18.180 --> 00:14:20.200
  • when I talk to people who
  • 00:14:20.200 --> 00:14:22.100
  • are really under temptation
  • 00:14:22.100 --> 00:14:23.290
  • about something, it's amazing
  • 00:14:23.290 --> 00:14:26.060
  • how they can bring up other
  • 00:14:26.060 --> 00:14:27.220
  • Scriptures that have nothing
  • 00:14:27.220 --> 00:14:30.090
  • to do with that, and try to
  • 00:14:30.090 --> 00:14:32.170
  • interpret that verse of
  • 00:14:32.170 --> 00:14:34.170
  • Scripture to say, "Well,
  • 00:14:34.170 --> 00:14:35.280
  • nobody's perfect and, you know,
  • 00:14:35.280 --> 00:14:38.050
  • he had this problem, she had
  • 00:14:38.050 --> 00:14:39.110
  • that problem and."
  • 00:14:39.110 --> 00:14:40.170
  • And so, what happens?
  • 00:14:40.170 --> 00:14:42.170
  • The next thing you know, they've
  • 00:14:42.170 --> 00:14:43.290
  • rationalized themselves right
  • 00:14:43.290 --> 00:14:45.090
  • into sin.
  • 00:14:45.090 --> 00:14:47.170
  • That's his tactic, create doubt
  • 00:14:47.170 --> 00:14:49.160
  • in your mind.
  • 00:14:49.160 --> 00:14:50.270
  • So, if I should ask you, "Do you
  • 00:14:50.270 --> 00:14:52.060
  • believe the Word of God?"
  • 00:14:52.060 --> 00:14:53.240
  • What would you say?
  • 00:14:53.240 --> 00:14:55.280
  • "Well, do you believe all of it?
  • 00:14:56.220 --> 00:14:59.220
  • You mean you believe all the
  • 00:14:59.220 --> 00:15:00.130
  • Word of God?
  • 00:15:00.130 --> 00:15:02.170
  • Well what about this one?"
  • 00:15:02.170 --> 00:15:04.070
  • "My God shall supply all your
  • 00:15:04.070 --> 00:15:05.130
  • needs according to His riches in
  • 00:15:05.130 --> 00:15:06.250
  • glory in Christ Jesus."
  • 00:15:06.250 --> 00:15:09.030
  • "Do you believe that?
  • 00:15:09.030 --> 00:15:10.130
  • Well why do you sin
  • 00:15:10.130 --> 00:15:13.030
  • to get your needs met?"
  • 00:15:14.030 --> 00:15:17.030
  • Listen, the devil's a liar.
  • 00:15:17.030 --> 00:15:19.030
  • He's a deceiver.
  • 00:15:19.030 --> 00:15:21.060
  • He will cheat you, deceive you
  • 00:15:21.060 --> 00:15:22.240
  • any way he can to get you to
  • 00:15:22.240 --> 00:15:24.210
  • follow him rather than Jesus.
  • 00:15:25.120 --> 00:15:28.120
  • And so, if he can create doubt
  • 00:15:28.120 --> 00:15:30.160
  • in your mind about the Word of
  • 00:15:30.160 --> 00:15:32.030
  • God, that's a dangerous doubt.
  • 00:15:33.130 --> 00:15:36.130
  • If he can create a doubt in your
  • 00:15:36.130 --> 00:15:38.020
  • mind about His Word, listen, he
  • 00:15:38.020 --> 00:15:39.240
  • doesn't have a toe-hold, he's
  • 00:15:39.240 --> 00:15:42.000
  • got a stronghold and a grip in
  • 00:15:42.000 --> 00:15:43.280
  • your life.
  • 00:15:43.280 --> 00:15:45.110
  • Because when you get tempted,
  • 00:15:45.110 --> 00:15:46.230
  • here's what you'll do.
  • 00:15:46.230 --> 00:15:47.290
  • You'll say, "Well I believe the
  • 00:15:47.290 --> 00:15:49.200
  • Bible, but some of it's not
  • 00:15:49.200 --> 00:15:51.210
  • relevant."
  • 00:15:51.210 --> 00:15:53.120
  • Which part is that?
  • 00:15:53.120 --> 00:15:55.220
  • Or, this is it--that's just your
  • 00:15:56.090 --> 00:15:59.090
  • interpretation.
  • 00:15:59.090 --> 00:16:00.230
  • Well, let me ask you this.
  • 00:16:00.230 --> 00:16:02.030
  • How do you interpret,
  • 00:16:02.030 --> 00:16:03.080
  • "Thou shalt not steal.
  • 00:16:03.080 --> 00:16:05.200
  • Thou shalt not kill.
  • 00:16:05.200 --> 00:16:07.220
  • Thou shalt not commit adultery.
  • 00:16:07.220 --> 00:16:09.210
  • Thou shalt not bear
  • 00:16:09.210 --> 00:16:10.250
  • false witness"?
  • 00:16:10.250 --> 00:16:11.290
  • How do you interpret those?
  • 00:16:11.290 --> 00:16:14.210
  • There's only one way
  • 00:16:14.210 --> 00:16:15.140
  • to interpret,
  • 00:16:15.140 --> 00:16:16.230
  • "Thou shalt not do it."
  • 00:16:16.230 --> 00:16:19.130
  • Very simple.
  • 00:16:24.080 --> 00:16:25.260
  • And yet, I've seen people come
  • 00:16:25.260 --> 00:16:27.140
  • and say, "Well,
  • 00:16:27.140 --> 00:16:28.230
  • that's your interpretation."
  • 00:16:28.230 --> 00:16:30.050
  • Well, how--
  • 00:16:30.050 --> 00:16:30.280
  • what's the interpretation of,
  • 00:16:30.280 --> 00:16:32.030
  • "Thou shalt not"?
  • 00:16:32.030 --> 00:16:34.150
  • And what I want to say is,
  • 00:16:34.150 --> 00:16:35.130
  • "You shall not doubt
  • 00:16:35.130 --> 00:16:36.130
  • the Word of God."
  • 00:16:36.130 --> 00:16:38.080
  • This is how Satan operates.
  • 00:16:38.080 --> 00:16:40.090
  • He works on our desires,
  • 00:16:40.090 --> 00:16:41.230
  • he works on our spots
  • 00:16:41.230 --> 00:16:43.110
  • that are most vulnerable,
  • 00:16:43.110 --> 00:16:44.250
  • creates doubt in our mind.
  • 00:16:44.250 --> 00:16:46.080
  • And then he loves this.
  • 00:16:46.080 --> 00:16:47.190
  • He wants to get us in a debate.
  • 00:16:47.190 --> 00:16:49.050
  • And to debate with him is
  • 00:16:49.050 --> 00:16:51.010
  • disastrous.
  • 00:16:51.010 --> 00:16:53.050
  • Jesus said, "It is written.
  • 00:16:53.050 --> 00:16:54.120
  • It is written.
  • 00:16:54.120 --> 00:16:55.130
  • It is written.
  • 00:16:55.130 --> 00:16:56.000
  • It is written."
  • 00:16:56.000 --> 00:16:56.260
  • Here's what the Father has said.
  • 00:16:57.020 --> 00:17:00.040
  • When somebody wants to debate
  • 00:17:00.040 --> 00:17:01.080
  • with you about what's right and
  • 00:17:01.080 --> 00:17:02.210
  • wrong, just give them God's
  • 00:17:02.210 --> 00:17:04.010
  • Word.
  • 00:17:04.010 --> 00:17:04.280
  • You say, "Well, I don't know
  • 00:17:04.280 --> 00:17:05.210
  • God's Word."
  • 00:17:05.210 --> 00:17:06.120
  • That's why you need to be
  • 00:17:06.120 --> 00:17:07.220
  • reading God's Word.
  • 00:17:07.220 --> 00:17:09.050
  • You can't, you can't just come
  • 00:17:09.050 --> 00:17:10.280
  • to church and listen to a sermon
  • 00:17:10.280 --> 00:17:12.040
  • once in a while and think you're
  • 00:17:12.040 --> 00:17:13.250
  • fit to deal with the devil.
  • 00:17:13.250 --> 00:17:16.180
  • Listen.
  • 00:17:16.180 --> 00:17:18.030
  • You're not fit to deal with the
  • 00:17:18.030 --> 00:17:19.040
  • devil unless you know the Word
  • 00:17:19.040 --> 00:17:20.170
  • of God.
  • 00:17:20.170 --> 00:17:22.000
  • It doesn't mean that you have to
  • 00:17:22.000 --> 00:17:22.270
  • know all of it, but listen.
  • 00:17:22.270 --> 00:17:24.070
  • You can deal with him if you
  • 00:17:24.070 --> 00:17:26.140
  • know the basics.
  • 00:17:26.140 --> 00:17:28.080
  • Thou shalt not.
  • 00:17:28.080 --> 00:17:30.000
  • And when you--listen.
  • 00:17:30.000 --> 00:17:31.090
  • When you start trying to reason,
  • 00:17:31.090 --> 00:17:33.000
  • "Thou shalt not" to say well,
  • 00:17:33.000 --> 00:17:35.140
  • "Thou should not."
  • 00:17:35.140 --> 00:17:37.040
  • That's not what it said.
  • 00:17:37.040 --> 00:17:37.290
  • Thou shalt not.
  • 00:17:37.290 --> 00:17:40.150
  • Now, is God trying to keep us
  • 00:17:40.150 --> 00:17:41.270
  • from something good?
  • 00:17:41.270 --> 00:17:42.290
  • No!
  • 00:17:42.290 --> 00:17:44.210
  • He's trying to keep us from
  • 00:17:44.210 --> 00:17:46.030
  • self-destruction.
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  • And so, what does Satan do?
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  • He wants to engage us in a
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  • debate, and Jesus simply said,
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  • "It is written.
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  • That settles it.
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  • It's what the Father said."
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  • Then of course, he uses
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  • deception as his key weapon.
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  • If he can deceive you about
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  • anything, he has you.
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  • Think about it.
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  • To deceive simply means
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  • to mislead by making something
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  • appear other than
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  • what it really is.
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  • And Jesus said Satan is
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  • a deceiver.
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  • And this is how he operates.
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  • He'd like to deceive us to make
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  • bad things good, lying not
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  • so bad, or telling a story.
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  • And so, there are all kinds
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  • of ways Satan attempts
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  • to deceive us.
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  • And he knows when we are the
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  • most vulnerable in whatever area
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  • of life he chooses to attack us.
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  • And then he wants to create
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  • division.
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  • And Satan's going to say to
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  • young people, "Oh, that's okay
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  • for your parents.
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  • But you know what?
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  • They're old fogies.
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  • Or, that was true a long time
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  • ago, but not now.
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  • Which part of the Word of God is
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  • outdated?
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  • Not any of it.
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  • The New Testament interprets
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  • for us the Old Testament.
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  • We understand the truth
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  • of the Word of God.
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  • But if I don't--
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  • Listen, wherever you remove
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  • the Word of God, you're going
  • 00:19:21.020 --> 00:19:22.140
  • to have division and strife,
  • 00:19:22.140 --> 00:19:24.240
  • unbelief and distrust.
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  • The Word of God harmonizes us
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  • together.
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  • We know what the truth is.
  • 00:19:31.160 --> 00:19:33.070
  • We know the truth from error,
  • 00:19:33.070 --> 00:19:35.020
  • from lying.
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  • We want to follow the Lord God.
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  • That gives us harmony and peace
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  • and joy.
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  • We don't have to have everything
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  • in life we would like to have
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  • maybe.
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  • Satan will tell you, "Well,
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  • you're not complete without
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  • this, that and the other."
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  • On the same side, we could say,
  • 00:19:50.150 --> 00:19:52.170
  • "Well, the Bible says my God
  • 00:19:52.170 --> 00:19:54.030
  • shall supply all my needs
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  • according to His riches in glory
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  • in Christ Jesus."
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  • Is it true, or not the truth?
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  • It all boils down to this.
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  • Is this the Word of God,
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  • or is it not?
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  • Is it the truth or is it not?
  • 00:20:07.110 --> 00:20:09.060
  • If it's not the truth,
  • 00:20:09.060 --> 00:20:10.250
  • then what is it?
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  • And if part of it's not the
  • 00:20:12.250 --> 00:20:13.250
  • truth, what is it?
  • 00:20:13.250 --> 00:20:15.220
  • And if some of it is not the
  • 00:20:15.220 --> 00:20:16.200
  • truth, what is it?
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  • It is the Word of the Living God
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  • true from cover to cover.
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  • And God intends for us to live
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  • by it.
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  • If we want to have peace and
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  • harmony and joy and fulness and
  • 00:20:27.150 --> 00:20:29.000
  • completeness and security and
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  • all the rest, we live by the
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  • Word of God.
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  • You notice I didn't say happy,
  • 00:20:34.150 --> 00:20:36.240
  • because happiness comes
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  • and goes.
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  • But truth and joy, godliness.
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  • God wants the best for us.
  • 00:20:43.170 --> 00:20:46.080
  • He's given the best for us, but
  • 00:20:46.080 --> 00:20:47.220
  • we have an enemy in the devil
  • 00:20:47.220 --> 00:20:49.160
  • and he lies.
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  • He does his best to get us to be
  • 00:20:51.140 --> 00:20:53.060
  • divided because ultimately
  • 00:20:53.120 --> 00:20:56.120
  • his goal is to destroy us.
  • 00:20:56.120 --> 00:20:59.000
  • If Satan can get you to doubt a
  • 00:20:59.000 --> 00:21:00.210
  • verse of Scripture, a verse of
  • 00:21:01.140 --> 00:21:04.140
  • Scripture, he's got a toe hold
  • 00:21:04.240 --> 00:21:07.240
  • into your life, because here's
  • 00:21:07.240 --> 00:21:10.100
  • what happens.
  • 00:21:10.100 --> 00:21:11.180
  • If he can get you to doubt,
  • 00:21:11.180 --> 00:21:13.010
  • watch this carefully, if he can
  • 00:21:13.010 --> 00:21:14.220
  • get you to doubt one verse, he
  • 00:21:14.220 --> 00:21:16.190
  • will lead you to some other area
  • 00:21:16.190 --> 00:21:19.160
  • of your life in which you would
  • 00:21:19.160 --> 00:21:22.030
  • like to disobey God, and get you
  • 00:21:22.030 --> 00:21:24.080
  • to possibly consider, "Well,
  • 00:21:24.080 --> 00:21:26.120
  • that's not true."
  • 00:21:26.120 --> 00:21:28.160
  • "Well, maybe, maybe this is not
  • 00:21:28.160 --> 00:21:30.080
  • all that true after all," and
  • 00:21:30.080 --> 00:21:32.080
  • here's what he does.
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  • Step by step he gets you to
  • 00:21:33.240 --> 00:21:35.160
  • doubt this.
  • 00:21:35.160 --> 00:21:37.020
  • Before long, you're doubting
  • 00:21:37.020 --> 00:21:38.100
  • this.
  • 00:21:38.100 --> 00:21:39.100
  • Before long, you're doubting the
  • 00:21:39.100 --> 00:21:40.160
  • Word of God.
  • 00:21:40.160 --> 00:21:41.240
  • That's how treacherous he is.
  • 00:21:41.240 --> 00:21:43.220
  • He's a liar, a deceiver.
  • 00:21:43.220 --> 00:21:46.220
  • And all he wants you to do is to
  • 00:21:46.220 --> 00:21:48.120
  • start doubting the Word of God.
  • 00:21:48.120 --> 00:21:50.120
  • And if you'll doubt a little of
  • 00:21:50.120 --> 00:21:52.060
  • His Word, you'll doubt more.
  • 00:21:52.060 --> 00:21:54.090
  • And then here's what happens.
  • 00:21:54.090 --> 00:21:55.230
  • You'll find yourself doing what?
  • 00:21:55.230 --> 00:21:58.050
  • You'll find yourself picking out
  • 00:21:58.050 --> 00:22:00.110
  • the verses of Scripture that you
  • 00:22:00.110 --> 00:22:02.020
  • want to doubt.
  • 00:22:02.020 --> 00:22:03.200
  • And I can tell you which ones
  • 00:22:03.200 --> 00:22:04.260
  • they'll be.
  • 00:22:04.260 --> 00:22:06.060
  • The one area in which you want
  • 00:22:06.060 --> 00:22:07.150
  • to sin are the areas in which
  • 00:22:07.150 --> 00:22:09.200
  • you want to doubt the truth of
  • 00:22:09.200 --> 00:22:11.100
  • God's Word.
  • 00:22:11.100 --> 00:22:13.080
  • He's treacherous.
  • 00:22:13.080 --> 00:22:14.160
  • He's a liar.
  • 00:22:14.160 --> 00:22:15.110
  • He's a deceiver.
  • 00:22:15.110 --> 00:22:17.150
  • We have an enemy.
  • 00:22:17.150 --> 00:22:18.220
  • Watch this.
  • 00:22:18.220 --> 00:22:19.120
  • We all have the same enemy.
  • 00:22:19.120 --> 00:22:21.210
  • He works the same way
  • 00:22:21.210 --> 00:22:23.050
  • in our mind.
  • 00:22:23.050 --> 00:22:25.050
  • He works in our mind,
  • 00:22:25.050 --> 00:22:26.260
  • how we think.
  • 00:22:26.260 --> 00:22:28.240
  • If we are saved by the grace
  • 00:22:28.240 --> 00:22:30.190
  • of God and we're thinking
  • 00:22:30.190 --> 00:22:32.230
  • the way God thinks,
  • 00:22:32.230 --> 00:22:34.060
  • we'll live a godly life.
  • 00:22:34.060 --> 00:22:35.260
  • When we chose to think
  • 00:22:35.260 --> 00:22:37.120
  • other than the way God thinks,
  • 00:22:37.120 --> 00:22:39.170
  • we find ourselves in trouble,
  • 00:22:39.170 --> 00:22:41.190
  • disobeying God.
  • 00:22:43.020 --> 00:22:46.020
  • When you read the Word of God,
  • 00:22:46.020 --> 00:22:47.130
  • it's crystal clear.
  • 00:22:47.130 --> 00:22:49.230
  • I either believe it,
  • 00:22:49.230 --> 00:22:50.290
  • or I don't believe it.
  • 00:22:50.290 --> 00:22:52.170
  • If I don't believe it, I must
  • 00:22:52.170 --> 00:22:54.190
  • assume responsibility for
  • 00:22:54.190 --> 00:22:56.110
  • unbelief in all the wonderful,
  • 00:22:57.030 --> 00:23:00.050
  • absolutely awesome promises
  • 00:23:00.050 --> 00:23:01.280
  • of God found in the Scripture.
  • 00:23:02.090 --> 00:23:05.090
  • This is a sacred Book,
  • 00:23:05.090 --> 00:23:07.120
  • holy Book, God's Book.
  • 00:23:07.280 --> 00:23:10.280
  • I either believe it or I don't.
  • 00:23:10.280 --> 00:23:13.020
  • Believing part of it is not it.
  • 00:23:13.020 --> 00:23:15.040
  • Believe all of it.
  • 00:23:15.040 --> 00:23:16.180
  • Genesis one, one, to the last
  • 00:23:16.180 --> 00:23:18.010
  • verse of the Revelation.
  • 00:23:18.010 --> 00:23:20.070
  • It talks about Heaven and Hell.
  • 00:23:20.070 --> 00:23:21.210
  • It talks about good and evil.
  • 00:23:21.210 --> 00:23:23.100
  • Talks about Satan and angels.
  • 00:23:23.100 --> 00:23:25.040
  • Talks about all the things we
  • 00:23:25.040 --> 00:23:26.090
  • need to talk about.
  • 00:23:26.090 --> 00:23:27.210
  • The issue is not anything
  • 00:23:27.210 --> 00:23:28.260
  • specific.
  • 00:23:28.260 --> 00:23:29.220
  • Do I believe it, or do I not
  • 00:23:29.220 --> 00:23:31.110
  • believe it?
  • 00:23:31.110 --> 00:23:33.190
  • Satan will lie to you.
  • 00:23:34.050 --> 00:23:37.050
  • He'll bear false witness to you.
  • 00:23:37.050 --> 00:23:39.180
  • He'll mislead you.
  • 00:23:39.180 --> 00:23:41.040
  • He'll do everything in his power
  • 00:23:41.040 --> 00:23:42.100
  • to get you to doubt the Word of
  • 00:23:42.100 --> 00:23:44.150
  • God.
  • 00:23:44.150 --> 00:23:46.230
  • But one thing for certain,
  • 00:23:46.230 --> 00:23:48.110
  • you're going to die and you're
  • 00:23:48.110 --> 00:23:49.240
  • going to be judged by the Word
  • 00:23:49.240 --> 00:23:52.060
  • of God.
  • 00:23:52.060 --> 00:23:53.250
  • Where would you say you stand?
  • 00:23:53.250 --> 00:23:55.280
  • Have you trusted Jesus Christ as
  • 00:23:55.280 --> 00:23:57.080
  • your personal Savior?
  • 00:23:57.080 --> 00:23:58.270
  • Maybe you don't understand it
  • 00:23:58.270 --> 00:23:59.290
  • all.
  • 00:23:59.290 --> 00:24:01.100
  • Maybe you don't understand
  • 00:24:01.100 --> 00:24:01.260
  • everything that happened
  • 00:24:01.260 --> 00:24:02.240
  • at the cross.
  • 00:24:02.240 --> 00:24:03.140
  • Maybe you don't understand
  • 00:24:03.140 --> 00:24:04.030
  • everything that happened
  • 00:24:04.030 --> 00:24:05.040
  • at the empty tomb.
  • 00:24:05.040 --> 00:24:06.170
  • But do you believe the truth
  • 00:24:06.170 --> 00:24:07.200
  • of God's Word?
  • 00:24:07.200 --> 00:24:09.100
  • Believe on the Lord Jesus
  • 00:24:09.100 --> 00:24:11.010
  • Christ, giving yourself to Him,
  • 00:24:11.100 --> 00:24:14.100
  • and you'll have the gift
  • 00:24:14.100 --> 00:24:15.090
  • of eternal life.
  • 00:24:15.090 --> 00:24:16.290
  • Do you believe it enough
  • 00:24:16.290 --> 00:24:18.220
  • to live by it?
  • 00:24:18.220 --> 00:24:20.250
  • That's the key.
  • 00:24:20.250 --> 00:24:22.130
  • Do you believe the Word of God
  • 00:24:22.130 --> 00:24:23.220
  • enough to live by it?
  • 00:24:24.160 --> 00:24:27.160
  • When you answer that question,
  • 00:24:27.160 --> 00:24:29.060
  • you'll know whether you believe
  • 00:24:29.060 --> 00:24:30.260
  • the Word of God or not.
  • 00:24:30.260 --> 00:24:32.230
  • Amen?
  • 00:24:32.230 --> 00:24:34.150
  • And Father, we thank You that
  • 00:24:34.150 --> 00:24:35.140
  • You made the Word of God crystal
  • 00:24:35.140 --> 00:24:36.230
  • clear.
  • 00:24:36.230 --> 00:24:39.220
  • You've exposed the devil to be
  • 00:24:39.220 --> 00:24:42.140
  • the liar that he is.
  • 00:24:42.250 --> 00:24:45.250
  • You've shown us the Lord Jesus
  • 00:24:45.250 --> 00:24:47.290
  • Christ to show us the truth that
  • 00:24:48.260 --> 00:24:51.260
  • He is and He embodies.
  • 00:24:51.260 --> 00:24:54.230
  • And that all of our hope and
  • 00:24:54.230 --> 00:24:56.070
  • help, and our way of living is
  • 00:24:56.070 --> 00:24:59.050
  • to be found in Him.
  • 00:24:59.050 --> 00:25:01.280
  • And Lord, I pray that every
  • 00:25:01.280 --> 00:25:03.070
  • person who hears this message
  • 00:25:03.070 --> 00:25:05.080
  • will recognize that one day
  • 00:25:05.080 --> 00:25:08.040
  • they'll stand before You and
  • 00:25:08.040 --> 00:25:09.280
  • then for sure they'll know that
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  • You were telling the truth.
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  • But for some people too late.
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  • Thank You for Your Word.
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  • Thank You for Your promise and
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  • thank You for the power to live
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  • have faith God will heal.
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  • He will redeem our brokenness.
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  • "Finding God's Blessings in
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  • Brokenness,"
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  • - male announcer: "In Touch,"
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  • leading people worldwide into a
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  • growing relationship with Jesus
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  • Christ and strengthening the
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  • local church.
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  • This program is sponsored by In
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  • Touch Ministries, and is made
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  • possible by the grace of God and
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  • - female: One of the hardest
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  • things about that day was
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  • telling the children that Mom
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  • had cancer, and to try to help
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  • them understand it was gonna be
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  • okay when I didn't believe I was
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  • going to be okay.
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  • I've learned through Dr. Stanley
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  • that you cannot be full of fear
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  • and full of faith at the same
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  • time.
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  • Every time he says somethin',
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  • I'm like, "Oh, wow, I see it,"
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  • and I get excited because I
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