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Totally Secure Part 2

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September 9, 2019
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Don Wilton

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Totally Secure Part 2

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  • male announcer: God has an encouraging word for you and me
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  • today through the Bible-based preaching of Dr. Don Wilton and
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  • you've heard him say, "Do you know that you know
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  • that you know?"
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  • You'll find out today.
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  • Don Wilton: You know, we're looking at such an incredible
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  • subject which we've already begun to study together on being
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  • totally secure.
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  • And I'm telling you, God is speaking to us.
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  • This is one of the most powerful, exciting
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  • things to know.
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  • And I just love the way in which God's Word helps us to have such
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  • assurance of our salvation.
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  • And you know, many of us, many of you, have gone through months
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  • and sometimes even years, I mean, from--some people, from
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  • the youngest of age, have gone through just years and years of
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  • not really knowing, not really--you know, my testimony,
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  • which I'm not speaking to you about now, really revolves
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  • around that because I made a decision for Christ in the hills
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  • of Zululand as a young boy.
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  • But you know, it was later on in life, I mean, I was in my 20s
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  • when I settled the issue of my relationship with Jesus.
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  • And really, the issue is the issue of totally secure 'cause I
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  • don't want to think so.
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  • I don't wanna think so that I might, maybe,
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  • one day go to heaven.
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  • Can I just put this like it is?
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  • I don't want to--I don't want to one day die and then find out
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  • that all the while that I thought I was saved, I wasn't.
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  • But God doesn't play games with us.
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  • Our heavenly Father loves us and so I'm about to build on what we
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  • were talking about.
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  • So open your Bibles to 1 John chapter 1, just to say to you
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  • briefly, here's our subject: "Totally Secure."
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  • How can I know that I know that I know that I know that I really
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  • belong to Jesus?
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  • How can I just take that to the bank of my heart?
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  • Despite all the things that we go through in life, I see you,
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  • my friend.
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  • I see you sitting there.
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  • I hear you.
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  • So many of you write letters to me.
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  • So many of you ask me questions.
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  • You ask one another those questions.
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  • Let's get down to this subject.
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  • So just to recap.
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  • Number one, you can know that you're totally secure if,
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  • in fact, you are sensitive to sin.
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  • Remember I read to you 1 John chapter 1 and verse 10: "If we
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  • say that we have no sin we deceive ourselves and the truth
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  • of God is not in us."
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  • We make God out not to be in our lives as he says he is because,
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  • in fact, he isn't.
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  • And the question is does sin bother me?
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  • If sin doesn't bother me, I'm not saved.
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  • I need to give my life to Christ.
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  • If sin troubles me, I'm sensitive to sin.
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  • That is a sure sign that I belong to Jesus 'cause that's
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  • what God's Spirit does.
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  • Number two, I can know that I'm totally secure if I'm willingly
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  • submissive to God's commandments.
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  • Let me run that by again.
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  • I can know that I'm totally secure if I am submissive to
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  • God's commandments.
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  • Let's take our Bibles, turn with me to 1 John chapter 2.
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  • All right, let's begin at verse 3, okay?
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  • So we're gonna start right here in verse 3 of 1 John chapter 2.
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  • Now, this is gonna rock your world here.
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  • Look what--look what he says: "It is by this that we know that
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  • we know that we have come to know him."
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  • That's a nice how-do-you-do, isn't it?
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  • Some of you thought that I was the one who came up with how to
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  • know that you know that you know that you know that you're saved.
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  • No, I wish that I could take credit but all credit
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  • goes to God.
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  • He said it. Okay, I'm gonna read that again.
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  • 1 John chapter 2, verse 3: "This is the way by which we can know
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  • that we have come to know him if we keep his commandments.
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  • Whoever says 'I know him' but does not keep his commandments
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  • is a liar, and the truth is not in him, but whoever keeps his
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  • word, in that person truly is the love of God perfected.
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  • And this is the way by which we know that we are in him."
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  • Okay, now just watch this.
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  • You've got to--you've got to stick with me here, folks.
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  • This, I promise you, this is gonna change your life because
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  • this is a rudder.
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  • This is an anchor.
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  • This is God's sail that is so full of wind you will be able to
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  • travel at 100 mile an hour in the strength of God's grace when
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  • you know that you're totally secure.
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  • You belong to him.
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  • And what the apostle here is saying under the inspiration of
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  • the Spirit is not only do you know that you belong to him if
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  • you are sensitive to sin, but you know that you belong to him
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  • if you are willingly submissive to God's commands.
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  • This is how you know.
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  • Because if you're not willingly submissive to God's commands,
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  • what does the Bible say there?
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  • The Bible uses strong language.
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  • "Whoever does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the
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  • truth is not in that person."
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  • And if Jesus Christ is the truth, which he is because he's
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  • the way, the truth, and the life, and Jesus is not in me and
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  • Jesus is the only one by which I can be saved, and he's not in me
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  • and the truth is not in me, if he's not in me, I am not saved.
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  • I'm not totally secure.
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  • So here's the bottom line.
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  • If, in fact, God's Word is giving us another condition here
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  • and saying to you and to me and to all of us that we can know
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  • that we are saved if we keep his commands, here's my question.
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  • What does that mean?
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  • Here it is.
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  • Do you genuinely want to do what God wants you to do, hm?
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  • I'm gonna run that by again.
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  • Do you--you answered it before God.
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  • I'm not asking you, God's not asking us if we wanna go to this
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  • university or that university, if we want a green car or a blue
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  • motorcar, or if we want our eggs up this way or up that--that has
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  • nothing to do with this.
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  • God is asking something that your life depends on, my friend.
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  • I cannot--look, I love you a whole bunch.
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  • I cannot make you listen right now but I pray before God that
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  • you're listening because your eternal destiny depends on this.
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  • Do you genuinely before God want to do what God wants you to do?
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  • What does that mean to you?
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  • You know, there have been so many times in my life that I've
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  • been put to the test, can't tell you.
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  • You know, I was born and raised in Africa.
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  • I remember when God called both my wife and I at a very young
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  • age to serve him.
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  • I remember the day when the Lord Jesus made it very clear to both
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  • of us that he wanted us to come to America.
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  • That's been over 40 years ago.
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  • I'll never forget it.
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  • Now, you know, you might look at me and say, "Well, we look at
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  • people all over the world.
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  • Everybody wants to come to America."
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  • I understand that and I certainly adore and love this
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  • beautiful land, but I'm gonna tell you something, folks.
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  • I grew up in a very beautiful part of the world.
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  • Surf and sun, lots of fishing, motorbikes, outdoors.
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  • Africa's a beautiful place.
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  • Besides that, all our family was there.
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  • It's never that easy, you know, to pack up and leave your family
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  • behind but we knew God had spoken and all that mattered was
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  • that we would do what he wanted us to do.
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  • We didn't know we'd be put to the test.
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  • You know, when we moved to a place called Spartanburg, South
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  • Carolina, many, many years ago, we just knew.
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  • And the only thing that matters was to submit to him.
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  • Let me tell you, the real test for our life came with our three
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  • who are all now grown, have beautiful families.
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  • Rob, Greg, Shelley-Anne, all now adults serving the Lord
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  • all over the world.
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  • I tell you, the only thing that really matters to us as parents
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  • is that our two sons and our daughter and their spouses,
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  • that they willingly submissive to God's commands.
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  • You cannot serve the Lord and say, "Lord, you know,
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  • I'll do anything but."
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  • And he's asking a very penetrating question here.
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  • Not a question that speaks to, "Well, we'd made an error in
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  • judgment or we didn't quite get it the way God wanted us to do."
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  • He's talking about sin here.
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  • Do you defy the commandment of God?
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  • And speaking of commandments, if even you were to speak about the
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  • specific commandments of God, not only the Ten Commandments in
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  • the Old Testament but the commandments of God concerning
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  • how we live and what we say and the manner with which we
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  • conduct ourselves.
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  • Our attitudes, our inner deepest thoughts, our response
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  • and our responsibility, our good citizenship as Christian
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  • men and women.
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  • If you want to know if you belong to him, are you willingly
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  • submissive to God's commands?
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  • Number three, here's the third way that you can know that you
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  • belong to him is if you are saturated in God's love.
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  • Am I saturated in God's love? Let me go through them again.
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  • Number one, am I sensitive to sin?
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  • Number two, am I submissive to God's commands?
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  • Number three, am I saturated in God's love?
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  • All right, let's go to 1 John chapter 3.
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  • I think I'll just read for the sake of time, verse 14 and 15.
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  • 1 John chapter 3, 14 and 15: "We know that we have passed from
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  • death to life, because we love the brothers," the brethren,
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  • brothers and sisters.
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  • "Whoever does not love the brethren abides in death."
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  • Look at verse 15: "Everyone," and anyone, "who hates the
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  • brethren," I'm gonna talk about this, "is a murderer, and you
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  • know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him."
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  • Now, hold on a minute here. Hold on a second.
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  • How do we know that we are totally secure?
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  • We know that we are totally secure according to 1 John
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  • chapter 3, verse 14 and 15: I can know that I'm secure, that I
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  • belong to Jesus, because I love my fellow believers.
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  • I love the church.
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  • Whoa, hold on, hold on, hold on a minute here.
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  • I thought the mark of knowing that Jesus lives in you is
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  • whether or not you go on a mission trip overseas.
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  • I thought the mark of being totally secure is whether you
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  • give your money to the poor.
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  • I thought the mark of belonging to Jesus Christ and having your
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  • name written in the Lamb's book of life is because you're
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  • a good church member.
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  • Well, all of these things are the fruit of the Spirit.
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  • They are all very important outworkings of our faith in
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  • Christ but God's Word says that you will know that you belong
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  • to him, that you are totally secure, by one thing.
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  • That you have a deep love for fellow believers.
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  • So here's the question.
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  • Do you find yourself always gravitating toward
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  • fellow believers?
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  • Yes or no?
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  • I think I told you in last week's message of a lady that
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  • came to me and asked me about her son who was far from God.
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  • I asked her, "Is he sensitive to sin?"
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  • She responded.
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  • She said, "Well, you know, he's grown up but he certainly
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  • doesn't seem to be very concerned about sin."
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  • I said, "Start praying for his salvation."
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  • Here's what happened next.
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  • I asked her this question.
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  • I said, "Sweetheart, I know you love your son.
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  • Can I ask you a question?
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  • Does he just love to go to church?
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  • Does he just love to be around fellow believers?
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  • Is it like a magnet?
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  • Does he just love to be around like-minded men and women who
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  • just wanna serve the Lord Jesus?"
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  • She said, "Hah."
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  • She said, "It's like tapping blood from a brick trying
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  • to get him to go to church, even on Mother's Day."
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  • Is that you?
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  • I'm just telling you it's a tough one.
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  • I'm gonna--I'm putting a number on you from God's Word.
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  • Listen, I've had friends that I love and respect that I hang
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  • around with, that at the drop of a hat they'll go hunting,
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  • fishing, ball games, traveling the world, doing you name it,
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  • and I'll join them 'cause I love all those things too.
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  • Don't leave me out.
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  • But you ask them to gather together with God's people,
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  • oh, the most reluctance you've ever seen in all your life.
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  • You got it?
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  • How do you know that you're totally secure?
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  • Are you sensitive to sin? Does it bother you?
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  • Are you submissive to God's commands?
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  • Are you willing to submit to him, do what he wants you to do?
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  • Number three, are you saturated in God's love toward
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  • your fellow believers?
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  • Number four.
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  • Number four, are you Spirit-filled?
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  • Watch this, you're gonna love this.
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  • Are you Spirit-filled?
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  • Look at 1 John chapter 4 and verse 13.
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  • I'm gonna only show you one verse here.
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  • That's a pretty good one, isn't it, eh?
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  • I'm gonna show you just one verse so get your Bibles.
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  • Look at this. You need to see it for yourself.
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  • I didn't say this.
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  • It's not coming from any man.
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  • This is coming from God.
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  • You've gotta do business with God here.
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  • 1 John chapter 4, verse 13: "By this we know that we abide in
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  • him and he in us."
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  • How?
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  • "Because he has given us of his Spirit."
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  • Any questions?
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  • How do you know that you're totally secure?
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  • You know that you're totally secure when you are filled with
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  • the Spirit of God.
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  • Number one, who has the Spirit of God?
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  • Every believer.
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  • God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit, three in one.
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  • You cannot separate God.
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  • When you give your heart to Jesus, trusting in God by faith,
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  • receiving the finished work of Jesus upon the cross, you
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  • receive God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit,
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  • all of him.
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  • And the Bible says that the way by which you know that you
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  • belong to him and are totally secure in him is because you
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  • have the Holy Spirit living in you.
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  • Well, I get it. I'm with you.
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  • So what's the next question?
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  • If having the Spirit living in me is the means by which I know
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  • that I belong to Jesus, how do I know if I've got
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  • the Spirit in me?
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  • Let me give you three ways you can know you've got the Spirit
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  • in you.
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  • Number one, you know you've got the Spirit in you if you are
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  • sensitive to sin.
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  • Ha-ha!
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  • Some of you are gonna take a little while to get
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  • a hold of this.
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  • You know why?
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  • Because without the Spirit of God, I'm not sensitized to sin.
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  • I'm gonna do it like Old Blue Eyes, I'm just
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  • gonna do it my way.
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  • I'm gonna live according to my own way.
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  • Number two, you know you've got the Spirit of God in you if you
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  • are willingly submissive to God's commands.
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  • Why is that the Spirit of God?
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  • Because it's God's Spirit who compels me to do what God
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  • wants me to do.
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  • Otherwise, I'm gonna crank my own tractor.
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  • I'm gonna center my life around myself.
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  • Number three, you know you've got the Spirit of God in you if
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  • you are saturated in the love of God toward your fellow
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  • believers, to the brethren, to the brothers and the sisters.
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  • Why is loving one another in the church a sign that you
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  • belong to Jesus?
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  • Can I tell you why?
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  • 'Cause some people are jolly hard to love.
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  • Ha, isn't that true?
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  • Of course we are.
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  • Everybody's different but if you've got the Spirit of God
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  • living in you, God by his Spirit gives you a love for one another
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  • that can only come from God himself.
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  • That's the means by which you know that you belong to him.
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  • Somebody say, "Amen."
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  • Isn't that incredible?
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  • All right, number one, I know I'm saved.
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  • I know I'm totally secure if I'm sensitive to sin, if I'm
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  • submissive to God's command, if I'm saturated in God's love.
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  • Number four, you writing this down?
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  • If I am Spirit-filled, filled with the Spirit.
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  • Number five, if I believe the Scriptures.
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  • I know that I'm saved if I believe the Scriptures.
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  • Look at me as we close here.
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  • Look at me.
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  • Listen to 1 John chapter 5 and verse 11 and 12: "And this is
  • 00:21:55.280 --> 00:22:01.080
  • the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is
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  • in his Son."
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  • Now get this: "Whoever has the Son has life; and whoever does
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  • not have the Son of God does not have life."
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  • Now look at verse 13: "These these I write unto those of you
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  • that believe in the name of the Son of God, and I write them in
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  • order that you may know that you know that you know that you are
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  • totally secure in Christ."
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  • Do you believe the Scriptures?
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  • Do you, my friends?
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  • Do you really believe?
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  • Bible says: "God so loved the world that he gave his only
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  • begotten Son that whosoever believes in him should not
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  • perish but have everlasting life."
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  • Do you believe that?
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  • Do you believe it when the Bible says that if we confess that
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  • Jesus Christ is Lord, believing in our hearts that God raised
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  • Jesus from the dead, we will be saved?
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  • Do you believe that?
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  • Do you believe that by grace we are saved through faith and not
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  • of ourselves?
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  • It is the gift of God, not of works lest any of
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  • us should boast.
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  • These things have been written to those of you that believe on
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  • the name of the Son of God in order that you might know that
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  • you know that you know that you know that you have eternal life.
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  • Would you bow your heads with me today?
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  • Just listen.
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  • Every head bowed, every eye closed.
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  • Listen carefully, friend.
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  • This is the--this is the question that we're asking.
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  • Am I totally secure with all that goes on in my life,
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  • all the pain, all the hurt, all the questions,
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  • all the doubt, all the things that I go through,
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  • all the decisions.
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  • Do I know?
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  • How do I know?
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  • How do I know that I know that I'm secure?
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  • Number one, am I sensitive to sin?
  • 00:24:02.110 --> 00:24:04.220
  • Does sin bother you?
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  • Number two, am I submissive to God's commands?
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  • Do you wanna do what God wants you to do?
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  • Number three, am I saturated in God's love?
  • 00:24:12.150 --> 00:24:15.120
  • Do you love the church? Do you love God's people?
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  • Yes or no?
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  • Do you gravitate toward them?
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  • Number four, am I Spirit-filled?
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  • Is the Spirit of God in you? Run the test.
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  • Number five, do I believe the Scriptures?
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  • Lord Jesus, I'm gonna pray right now that by the power and
  • 00:24:29.160 --> 00:24:34.190
  • presence of your Spirit, you would come down upon us.
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  • I pray, Lord Jesus, people would give their hearts and lives to
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  • Jesus Christ, be set free, and become totally secure.
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  • I pray, O God, for the many, many people even at this very
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  • moment that are rejoicing and thanking you that because you
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  • are God, they are firmly in the palm of your hand.
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  • And to this end, we thank you, Lord Jesus.
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  • In Jesus's name we pray together, amen.
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  • male: Amen.
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  • You know, if the Lord has been stirring your heart while you
  • 00:25:14.200 --> 00:25:16.210
  • were hearing Dr. Don pray or preach, maybe you're realizing
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  • you need to make a change.
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  • You need a course correction.
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  • Boy, there's nothing we would be more thrilled about than helping
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  • you make the next step.
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  • Sometimes, it's actually coming to Jesus for the very first time
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  • and if you need to do that, we'd love to give you resources
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  • that'll help you start that walk with saying yes to Jesus Christ.
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  • Sometimes, it's coming home.
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  • We have special resources for you as well to secure yourself
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  • in knowing that you really belong to Jesus and you don't
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  • ever have to worry about anybody taking that away from you.
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  • I pray that you would see the number on your screen and
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  • realize that's more than just a phone number.
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  • It's a lifeline.
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  • We'd love to pray with you and for you.
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  • We'd love to listen, maybe connect you with resources.
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  • I pray you would jot it down.
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  • Maybe store it in your cell.
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  • We're here 24 hours a day and would love to speak with you,
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  • pray with you, and connect you with resources that will help
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  • you grow in God's encouraging Word.
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  • Just know we're here for you with Dr. Don Wilton and the team
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  • at "The Encouraging Word."
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  • Don: You know, in all my years of sitting at the feet of
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  • Dr. Billy Graham, he said this to me.
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  • He said, "Don, the most important thing in life is to
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  • know that you belong to Jesus."
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  • And then he said, "The second-most important thing is
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  • that you know that you belong to Jesus."
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  • He encouraged me to write this book, "Totally Secure," to help
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  • you find the answers to these important questions.
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  • That's why he endorsed this book of mine.
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  • I want you to have a copy of this book.
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  • I want you to have the assurance that you are going to heaven.
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  • Please pick up the telephone right now and call the number on
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  • the screen and request your personal copy of
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  • "Totally Secure."
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