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Do We Really Need God? Part 5

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July 15, 2019
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Creflo Dollar

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Do We Really Need God? Part 5

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  • by the partners and friends of Creflo Dollar Ministries.
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  • Creflo Dollar: The law wasn't meant to help you.
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  • It was meant to hurt you.
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  • Someone says, "Why would you say that?"
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  • Have you read the Bible?
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  • Deuteronomy 28 explained to you the covenant of the law
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  • and then it said, "Here is what happens when you don't do it."
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  • And if you read verse 15 on, people died.
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  • They got sick. They got cursed.
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  • All kinds of disease came on 'em.
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  • You didn't keep the law, you were stoned to death.
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  • A lotta people died under the law.
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  • announcer: Men, are you ready?
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  • Conference at World Changers in New York.
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  • Hosted by Dr. Creflo Dollar.
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  • Be empowered, get refueled, and become the man
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  • that God has called you to be.
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  • You don't wanna miss this.
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  • To register visit creflodollarministries.org.
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  • This is your world,
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  • so let's vow to make it a better place.
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  • Let every heart that needs to know
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  • your love is here to stay.
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  • Oh, it's time we live a new life.
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  • Oh, let his love shine bright in you.
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  • Oh, we're saved by his grace,
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  • so we embrace your love today,
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  • we are changed.
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  • Creflo: If you have your Bibles this morning go
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  • to Galatians chapter 3.
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  • Galatians chapter 3. I'm gonna start at verse 9.
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  • We've been talking about do you really need God,
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  • or can you live without him?
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  • And I wanna start off again with this statement.
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  • Your impression of who God is will determine
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  • how you receive from him.
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  • Your impression of who God is will determine
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  • how you receive from him.
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  • You know, if you--if your impression of God
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  • is that he's the one that makes you sick, then you're probably
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  • not gonna be able to receive healing from him
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  • because you've got a wrong impression of God.
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  • Or if your impression of God is, "Well, he's the one that,
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  • you know, cause poverty in my life and lack in my life,"
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  • then, you know, your receiving is going to be hindered
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  • because that's your impression of him.
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  • If your impression of God is that he's the judge
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  • and that he's the punisher and if your impression of God
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  • is that he's a God of wrath and, you know,
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  • you wake up in your life and you think God's mad at you,
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  • and you think God's gonna punish you
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  • because of what you didn't do correctly or whatever the case
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  • may be, then that's gonna hinder how you receive from God
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  • because you have the wrong impression of God.
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  • Now, where do people get the wrong impressions of God?
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  • 'Cause you hear all kinds of things.
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  • You hear people saying all thing--all kinds of stuff about
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  • God that's not true, like, "You know, God was the one that--you
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  • know, responsible for the death of my loved one."
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  • Or, "God's the one, you know, that--you know,
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  • responsible for the financial situation I'm in."
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  • Or, "God's responsible for the tornado that killed somebody,"
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  • and just God gets the blame for all kinds of stuff
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  • that he's not even responsible for.
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  • "Well, if God is a God of love then why did that happen?"
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  • Or, "If God is an all-knowing God and--then
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  • why didn't he know this?
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  • And why did he let that happen?
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  • And if God's supposed to be a God of love
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  • how come he sending people to hell."
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  • And all of these things because there is a misconception
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  • of who God is.
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  • Now, when there is a misconception of who God is
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  • then you're gonna have problems receiving from him,
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  • because an incorrect concept about God will determine
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  • why your life is going in the direction that it's going in.
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  • An incorrect concept of God, it determines why your life--the
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  • messes that you're in, I guarantee you
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  • those messes is because you don't--you have a incorrect
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  • concept of the true nature of God.
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  • So, where do people get that incorrect concept?
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  • Where do people get that wrong impression?
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  • They get it from the Word.
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  • What? Yeah, they get it from the Word.
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  • Now, let me explain to you.
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  • They get it from a lack of understanding of the
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  • Old Testament versus the New Testament and when you don't
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  • know how to rightly divide the old covenant from the new
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  • covenant--in the old covenant you will see a God of wrath,
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  • a God of punishment, a God of judgment.
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  • And if you determine the true nature of God from
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  • the old covenant then you're gonna see a God of wrath,
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  • punishment, judgment.
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  • You're gonna see a God who will have you stone a man for picking
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  • sticks up on the Sabbath day.
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  • If you just look at the Old Testament you're gonna see a God
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  • that allowed fire to come down from heaven and kill 102 people.
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  • If you determine and you gain your concept about God from just
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  • the Old Testament because we don't know how to rightly divide
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  • the Word of truth--so, you started in Genesis
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  • and just read all the way through and had no idea
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  • that the Bible is divided up by dispensations.
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  • It's divided up by what the agreement was in
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  • the Old Testament versus the agreement in the New Testament.
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  • It's divided up by before the cross and what was true
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  • before the cross wasn't true after the cross.
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  • It's divided up by covenant.
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  • It divided up by what was meant for servants and--versus what's
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  • meant for sons and if you don't know how to rightly divide that
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  • you will gain your concept of the true nature of God from the
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  • Old Testament, and your concept will always be incomplete,
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  • because if you don't move over here into the New Testament
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  • you won't get the complete picture of who God is,
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  • because Jesus is the perfect expression of who God is.
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  • And you go around thinking you're smarter than everybody
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  • else, telling people what your Bible tell you,
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  • but you haven't rightly divided it.
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  • And so, you see a God that will rain fire down, a God that will
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  • have something--that, you know, the Old Testament says if your
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  • children are not being obedient to you and if they're rebelling
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  • against you, you're supposed to stone 'em.
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  • You'll see a God that will do that and all these people
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  • talking about they live by the New Testament,
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  • and they don't even know the 613 laws.
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  • I mean, now that I say it, you don't even know all the ten,
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  • but a wrong concept and a misunderstanding
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  • of the Bible and not knowing how to rightly divide it,
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  • you will gain--you will gain a wrong concept of God.
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  • You will gain a wrong impression of God
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  • because you're reading--you found it in the Bible.
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  • You'll read it in the Bible, but you failed to understand what
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  • that agreement was about and if you don't read over into the new
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  • covenant you will never get the complete picture of the true
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  • nature of God, because God is not the one
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  • that makes you sick 'cause his nature is not sickness.
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  • God is not the one that sends you to hell
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  • 'cause his nature can't do that.
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  • His nature can't do none of the stuff that people blamed him for
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  • because that's just not his nature, but you won't see
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  • the nature of God until you see the very image of God.
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  • And when you see Jesus, that is the perfect expression of who
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  • God is, so my objective this morning is to show you
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  • where all the misconceptions come from and to show you
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  • how it has infiltrated the church,
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  • and I'm gonna get radical today
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  • because what I'm gonna tell you maybe
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  • the church down the street is doing this.
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  • What I'm going to preach on this morning, maybe your mama and 'em
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  • believe this, and so it's gonna take courage for me to say what
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  • I have to save this morning, but I'm not gonna have you walking
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  • out not knowing that it's real 'cause it's in the Bible.
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  • Now, you might--you're gonna--I'm telling you right now
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  • you're gonna have some moments, some mm moments.
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  • Like, "What the heck?"
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  • Some of y'all have to keep your mouth closed
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  • so the cuss word won't come out.
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  • "What the--" Okay, so I'm gonna start off
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  • with some radical statements.
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  • Most Christians believe that the law was the blessing of God.
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  • Most people believe, "Oh, God is so good to us that he gave us
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  • Ten Commandments so we would know the rules, and he loved us
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  • so much to tell us what to do so that we could be blessed."
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  • You are so wrong.
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  • It is nowhere in the Scripture where the Bible says
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  • that the law was the blessing of God.
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  • In fact, the law was given to hurt you.
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  • The law was given to kill you.
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  • The law was given so you--so that sin
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  • would have an advantage over you.
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  • Boy, that's radical right there.
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  • And when I say the law I'm including the Ten Commandments.
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  • I'm talking about the covenant of the law, which include
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  • the 613 commandments plus the 10 commandments.
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  • They were not given to you to bless you.
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  • They were given to you to bring you under a curse.
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  • The law was good, the law was perfect, the law was flawless,
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  • the law was from God, but he gave something so flawless and
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  • perfect 'cause he knew you were fallen and you couldn't keep it,
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  • and it was designed to bring you to a place
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  • where you would finally recognize in your fallen state
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  • you cannot do anything without Jesus.
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  • The law was given to bring you to a point where you recognized
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  • you needed a Savior and to destroy your self-righteousness.
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  • The law didn't give you the advantage over sin.
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  • The law gave sin the advantage over you.
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  • Do you understand what I just said?
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  • God gave something that would give sin the advantage
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  • over you and most of the churches, you know,
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  • they're preaching the Ten Commandments,
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  • got 'em held out, and the biggest--probably
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  • the best--I don't even wanna say "best."
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  • But the--one of the greatest accomplishments of Satan--I
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  • hate saying this,
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  • but one of the greatest accomplishments
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  • of Satan is this: he used the church to advertise the law,
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  • which gave sin the advantage.
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  • Did not give you the advantage.
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  • Now, you know I'm gonna take you to the Scripture shortly,
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  • but I'm using a little shock therapy right now
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  • to kinda shock your religion right now,
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  • 'cause some of you, "I don't believe that."
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  • I don't care what you believe. I'm gonna show you what is.
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  • The law wasn't meant to help you.
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  • It was meant to hurt you.
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  • Someone says, "Why would you say that?"
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  • Have you read the Bible?
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  • Deuteronomy 28 explained to you the covenant of the law
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  • and then it said, "Here is what happens when you don't do it."
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  • And if you read verse 15 on, people died.
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  • They got sick. They got cursed.
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  • All kinds of disease came on 'em.
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  • You didn't keep the law, you were stoned to death.
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  • A lotta people died under the law.
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  • Get Cecil B. DeMille's "The Ten Commandment"
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  • out of your mind.
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  • That is not what the Scripture says.
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  • I'm gonna show you familiar Scriptures that you read over.
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  • The law was not the love of God.
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  • It was the wrath of God.
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  • Galatians chapter 5:6 says, "Faith worketh by love."
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  • If you have the wrong impression of God, if you have the wrong
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  • impression of God I'm telling you your faith won't produce
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  • like it needs to produce, because, listen, in order to
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  • love God you gotta know God.
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  • In order to know God you gotta go to the Bible,
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  • 'cause the Bible is the only book on
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  • the earth that knows God.
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  • So, you gotta get in the Word in order to know God
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  • and once you get in the Word you can trust God.
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  • Once you trust God you can love God
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  • and then once you're loving God then your faith will work.
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  • But if you have the wrong impression of God
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  • it's because you don't know God from his Word.
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  • You don't trust God.
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  • You say you love God, but you struggle 'cause fear now is
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  • dictating your life because you have the wrong impression of him
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  • and that's gonna affect faith.
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  • I know this is radical. This is hard.
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  • Amen.
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  • No, it ain't hard.
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  • It's just religion trying to keep hold of you.
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  • Religion is screaming right now.
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  • Religion probably told a lot,
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  • "Don't go in that church this morning.
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  • I heard what that man preached just last night.
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  • Don't go in there."
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  • Praise God you made it, amen?
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  • The law was given to bring out man's sin.
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  • It wasn't given to make you holy.
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  • The law doesn't have transformative power.
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  • The Ten Commandments is not gonna make you better.
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  • The Ten Commandments is not gonna make you holy.
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  • The Ten Commandments is not going to deliver you
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  • from your sin issues.
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  • The Ten Commandments are not gonna make you a better person.
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  • The Ten Commandments is not gonna deliver you from your sin
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  • issues, but it's gonna be responsible for your sin issues,
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  • 'cause it was sent to increase sin in your life.
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  • I guarantee you the sin that's been beating your brains out
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  • is--I can locate a law somewhere that you've been trying to keep,
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  • which is the reason why the sin just won't go away.
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  • Amen.
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  • The law was not given to justify you.
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  • The law was given to condemn you.
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  • The law was not given so you
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  • can now have a righteousness conscious.
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  • The law was given so you can have a sin conscious and think
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  • about it all the time and wake up in the morning and think
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  • about it, and then you pray your little dumb prayers like,
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  • "God, forgive me for the sin
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  • I hadn't even committed yet."
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  • The law did that. The law doesn't take away sin.
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  • The law covers sin.
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  • The law can never take away sins.
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  • It covered sins.
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  • In fact, the Bible says the law increases sin.
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  • It doesn't decrease sin.
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  • It doesn't decrease sin.
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  • Your sin is not gonna decrease
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  • 'cause you keep the Ten Commandments.
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  • Your sin is gonna increase
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  • 'cause you keep the Ten Commandments.
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  • Even the rich, young ruler who claimed, "Lord, I kept all of
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  • these laws from my day up," broke the first one
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  • and the last one 'cause his self-righteousness.
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  • The law was given to destroy self-righteousness.
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  • The law was given to destroy the Christian that says,
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  • through comparing yourself with somebody else,
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  • "I look at that person
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  • and look at what they do, but at least I don't do that."
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  • The law was sent to destroy that, to let everybody know that
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  • the law doesn't judge you just on your performance.
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  • It judges you on the very intent of your heart and your very
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  • thoughts, so if you didn't do it it's judging you
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  • 'cause you thought about doing it.
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  • You know how deep the law is?
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  • You know how deep the law is?
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  • If you see certain people naked the law is on you.
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  • There are curses for that.
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  • The law is on you picking sticks up to make a fire.
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  • The law is on you--the priest couldn't even be a priest
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  • if he had a flat nose or if he had moles on his skin.
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  • The law was perfect and man was not, and the devil advertised.
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  • "Hey, church, advertise this. Yeah, advertise this."
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  • And know what it did? It kept you in sin.
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  • It kept you in bondage. It kept you in condemnation.
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  • It gave sin the advantage over your life.
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  • It caused sin to come alive on the inside of you.
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  • It was the very weapon needed to destroy you
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  • and all he needed to do is just keep you ignorant of it
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  • and he would have success over your life.
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  • That ends today.
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  • Let's begin in Galatians.
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  • Galatians chapter 3, verses 9 through 14.
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  • Now you're thinking all that money you done wasted
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  • to go to seminary.
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  • Galatians chapter 3, verse 9 through 14, "So then they which
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  • be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham."
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  • Ten, "For as many as are of the works of the law,"
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  • so anybody that's trying to live under the law
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  • and live by the law, "for as many that are of the works
  • 00:17:04.200 --> 00:17:07.230
  • of the law are under," what?
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  • What? No, no, no.
  • 00:17:11.240 --> 00:17:14.030
  • I mean I heard what you said.
  • 00:17:14.040 --> 00:17:20.090
  • So, it says everybody that's under the law,
  • 00:17:20.100 --> 00:17:23.080
  • they're under what?
  • 00:17:23.090 --> 00:17:25.140
  • Read it again.
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  • "For as many as are the works of the law--"
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  • So, if you're trying to take--keep
  • 00:17:31.260 --> 00:17:33.060
  • the Ten Commandments, he is telling you
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  • you're under the curse.
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  • "For it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in
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  • all things which are written in the book of the law to do them."
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  • Verse 11. To do them.
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  • "But that no man is justified by the law," no man can be declared
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  • righteous or justified by the law, "in the sight of God,
  • 00:17:54.200 --> 00:17:59.170
  • it is evident: for, The just shall live," how?
  • 00:17:59.180 --> 00:18:07.050
  • Not by the law, but by what?
  • 00:18:07.060 --> 00:18:09.180
  • Not by the law, but by what?
  • 00:18:09.190 --> 00:18:12.040
  • Go to the next verse, 12, "And the law is not of faith:
  • 00:18:12.050 --> 00:18:20.230
  • but, The man that doeth them shall live in them."
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  • Did you hear what he just said?
  • 00:18:24.090 --> 00:18:25.220
  • The law is not--he says the just shall live by faith,
  • 00:18:25.230 --> 00:18:29.070
  • but he says the law was not of faith.
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  • You don't need faith to live by the law.
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  • Why? 'Cause the law is clear.
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  • "Do this you get blessed. Do this you get cursed."
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  • You don't need faith to live by the law.
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  • He says you can take it to the bank.
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  • "Do this you get blessed.
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  • Do this you get cursed," but you need faith to live
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  • by this new covenant.
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  • You need faith to live by what he said about you.
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  • You live faith--when the Bible says you're the righteousness of
  • 00:18:53.120 --> 00:18:55.290
  • God by faith in Jesus Christ, you need faith to believe that.
  • 00:18:56.000 --> 00:18:59.290
  • You need faith to believe that you're forgiven
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  • of all of your sins, but he said the law is not of faith.
  • 00:19:04.010 --> 00:19:09.060
  • You're trying to live by the Ten Commandments.
  • 00:19:09.070 --> 00:19:10.270
  • He says you don't need ten commandments.
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  • You don't--excuse me.
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  • You don't need faith to live by the Ten Commandments.
  • 00:19:14.260 --> 00:19:16.140
  • Why?
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  • 'Cause it's clear if you do it you get blessed,
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  • if you don't do it you get cursed.
  • 00:19:19.240 --> 00:19:24.190
  • Now, let me show you something while we're there at verse 12.
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  • Go to Romans 14:23. Romans 14:23.
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  • The law is not of faith. Say that.
  • 00:19:31.200 --> 00:19:33.190
  • "The law is not of faith."
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  • All right, now check this out. Romans 14:23.
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  • The law is not of faith. The law is not of faith.
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  • Go there. Romans 14:23.
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  • And he--you ready? If you're there say, "Amen."
  • 00:19:55.030 --> 00:19:57.210
  • Put it on the screen. All right, watch this.
  • 00:19:57.220 --> 00:19:59.100
  • "And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not
  • 00:19:59.110 --> 00:20:02.280
  • of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith--"
  • 00:20:02.290 --> 00:20:09.010
  • The law is not of faith and whatsoever is not
  • 00:20:09.020 --> 00:20:11.040
  • of faith--no, don't hesitate when you say it.
  • 00:20:11.050 --> 00:20:15.090
  • We're just reading right now.
  • 00:20:15.100 --> 00:20:17.200
  • Did the Scripture say the law is not of faith?
  • 00:20:17.210 --> 00:20:20.180
  • And did the Scripture say that whatever
  • 00:20:20.190 --> 00:20:22.030
  • is not of faith is what?
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  • So, I guarantee you when you make a decision to live
  • 00:20:24.010 --> 00:20:26.130
  • by the law you are making the decision to live in sin.
  • 00:20:26.140 --> 00:20:33.190
  • What?
  • 00:20:33.200 --> 00:20:37.210
  • How many of you say you believe the Bible?
  • 00:20:37.220 --> 00:20:39.230
  • How many say you believe the Bible?
  • 00:20:39.240 --> 00:20:46.140
  • Some of y'all look like y'all scared.
  • 00:20:46.150 --> 00:20:47.240
  • This sermon scares some of y'all.
  • 00:20:47.250 --> 00:20:51.120
  • Oh, I ain't even got started yet.
  • 00:20:51.130 --> 00:20:52.250
  • It's gonna come together.
  • 00:20:52.260 --> 00:20:55.230
  • The law was a bad thing for mankind in the old covenant
  • 00:20:55.240 --> 00:21:02.290
  • before Jesus came, but it was also a good thing.
  • 00:21:03.000 --> 00:21:07.100
  • Somebody say, "Now, wait a minute.
  • 00:21:07.110 --> 00:21:08.200
  • Either good or bad."
  • 00:21:08.210 --> 00:21:10.080
  • No, it was a bad thing, but it was a good thing.
  • 00:21:10.090 --> 00:21:12.040
  • Now, the law was not sin. The law was perfect.
  • 00:21:12.050 --> 00:21:15.090
  • According to Romans chapter 7 the law was good.
  • 00:21:15.100 --> 00:21:17.110
  • It was perfect. It was flawless.
  • 00:21:17.120 --> 00:21:19.010
  • It was man that because of his position he couldn't do it.
  • 00:21:19.020 --> 00:21:22.220
  • God gave the law in Exodus chapter 20 knowing
  • 00:21:22.230 --> 00:21:26.080
  • that only one man would be able to do it all.
  • 00:21:26.090 --> 00:21:30.070
  • The law was good.
  • 00:21:30.080 --> 00:21:32.160
  • In fact, go to Deuteronomy 28.
  • 00:21:32.170 --> 00:21:34.210
  • You need to see the--once again the agreement
  • 00:21:34.220 --> 00:21:36.260
  • that was established here.
  • 00:21:36.270 --> 00:21:38.160
  • You got--somehow church has convinced you can keep the
  • 00:21:38.170 --> 00:21:46.020
  • covenant of the law and that's where the problems come in.
  • 00:21:46.030 --> 00:21:49.100
  • You were convinced that you could keep
  • 00:21:49.110 --> 00:21:50.200
  • the covenant of the law.
  • 00:21:50.210 --> 00:21:52.030
  • Now, I'm going to show you that's just not gonna be
  • 00:21:52.040 --> 00:21:55.000
  • possible, even though you've tried.
  • 00:21:55.010 --> 00:21:58.000
  • You can't even keep ten.
  • 00:21:58.010 --> 00:21:59.270
  • Why you think you're gonna keep 613?
  • 00:21:59.280 --> 00:22:03.030
  • You don't even know 613.
  • 00:22:03.040 --> 00:22:07.000
  • If I asked you to stand up and state 613, you don't even know
  • 00:22:07.010 --> 00:22:10.230
  • 613, and yet the covenant requires you to keep it all.
  • 00:22:10.240 --> 00:22:14.100
  • Come on, guys. Go to Deuteronomy 28:1.
  • 00:22:14.110 --> 00:22:22.010
  • I didn't tell y'all that, did I? Okay, Deuteronomy 28:1.
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  • All right, now watch this carefully now.
  • 00:22:28.000 --> 00:22:29.160
  • Put it on the screen so everybody can see it.
  • 00:22:29.170 --> 00:22:31.210
  • We're doing some operation here this morning.
  • 00:22:31.220 --> 00:22:33.140
  • We're operating on religion.
  • 00:22:33.150 --> 00:22:39.080
  • "And it shall come to pass, if thou," if thou, "shall hearken
  • 00:22:39.090 --> 00:22:43.090
  • diligently unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe and to
  • 00:22:43.100 --> 00:22:46.060
  • do all his commandments--" How many of his commandments?
  • 00:22:46.070 --> 00:22:49.010
  • How many commandments?
  • 00:22:49.020 --> 00:22:51.000
  • So, the covenant is if you, if you can perform.
  • 00:22:51.010 --> 00:22:54.220
  • This covenant agreement is a performance-based agreement.
  • 00:22:54.230 --> 00:22:59.270
  • It is gonna be based on your doing.
  • 00:22:59.280 --> 00:23:02.280
  • It's gonna be based on your performing, all right?
  • 00:23:02.290 --> 00:23:06.200
  • And it says the agreement is, "If you do all the commandments
  • 00:23:06.210 --> 00:23:09.150
  • which I command thee this day, that the Lord thy God will set
  • 00:23:09.160 --> 00:23:11.260
  • thee on high above all nations of the earth."
  • 00:23:11.270 --> 00:23:16.090
  • Verse 2 and verse 2 says and then if you can perform well by
  • 00:23:16.100 --> 00:23:20.170
  • doing all of the commandments, all 613, he said, "And all these
  • 00:23:20.180 --> 00:23:26.110
  • blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee."
  • 00:23:26.120 --> 00:23:30.080
  • That's what it said.
  • 00:23:30.090 --> 00:23:31.260
  • It said the condition is if you can keep the covenant
  • 00:23:31.270 --> 00:23:33.160
  • and do all of 'em, all right?
  • 00:23:33.170 --> 00:23:36.050
  • And then, verse 15 says and if you cannot do all of 'em--see,
  • 00:23:36.060 --> 00:23:41.080
  • the deal was do all of 'em.
  • 00:23:41.090 --> 00:23:43.180
  • The deal is not doing one or two of 'em.
  • 00:23:43.190 --> 00:23:46.090
  • The deal is not doing 50% of 'em.
  • 00:23:46.100 --> 00:23:49.110
  • The deal was doing all of 'em. It's not proportional.
  • 00:23:49.120 --> 00:23:53.250
  • This is not a proportional blessing.
  • 00:23:53.260 --> 00:23:55.110
  • If I can do 50% of 'em then I'll get 50% of the blessing.
  • 00:23:55.120 --> 00:23:58.180
  • That's not the deal. The deal is to do 100% of it.
  • 00:23:58.190 --> 00:24:02.270
  • If you do 100%, if you're 100% obedient,
  • 00:24:02.280 --> 00:24:05.170
  • then you'll get 100% the blessing
  • 00:24:05.180 --> 00:24:07.110
  • and 0% of the curse.
  • 00:24:07.120 --> 00:24:09.190
  • Look what it said in verse 15.
  • 00:24:09.200 --> 00:24:11.030
  • "But if--it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto
  • 00:24:11.040 --> 00:24:14.020
  • the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe to do all his
  • 00:24:14.030 --> 00:24:17.200
  • commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day;
  • 00:24:17.210 --> 00:24:20.070
  • that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake you,"
  • 00:24:20.080 --> 00:24:24.180
  • 'cause you couldn't keep all the commandments.
  • 00:24:24.190 --> 00:24:30.070
  • So, here is what we thought,
  • 00:24:30.080 --> 00:24:32.090
  • "Well, I'll do--I'll be 50% obedient."
  • 00:24:32.100 --> 00:24:34.240
  • Well, what does 50% obedience get you?
  • 00:24:34.250 --> 00:24:36.270
  • It gets you 0% the blessing but 100% the curse.
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  • We are God's hands and feet in this Earth.
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  • Along with faithful partners and supporters like you we work
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  • tirelessly to alleviate human suffering in the lives of men,
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  • women, and children all over this world.
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  • Now, in the book of Matthew Jesus said, "When I was hungry
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  • you gave me meat, drink, and you took me in.
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  • When I was naked you clothed me.
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  • When I was sick you visited me.
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  • When I was in prison you came to me.
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  • Whatever you've done for the least of these
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  • you've done it for me."
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  • Now, ladies and gentlemen, that is exactly
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  • what you and I are doing.
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  • Your support enables our global missions team to visit remote
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  • parts of the world with food, clothing, and medical supplies.
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  • Together with you, we are not only meeting
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  • the physical needs of people.
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  • We are revolutionizing their lives
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  • with this glorious gospel of grace.
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  • announcer: You may support Creflo Dollar Ministries
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  • outreach missions by calling us or visiting our website.
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  • You enrich lives in ways you can't begin to imagine.
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  • God bless you.
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  • announcer: Because of you, Creflo Dollar Ministries is
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  • providing a new understanding of grace and empowering change
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  • in the lives of millions of people every day.
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  • Thank you, partners and friends.
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  • Your love and financial support makes it possible to bring this
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  • message into millions of homes all across the globe.
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