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September 2, 2018
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The Armor of God: The Need for Spiritual Armor

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  • - male announcer: Forged
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  • in flame, a sword of antiquity
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  • was molded to a warrior's exact
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  • specification, crafted
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  • to withstand intense impact
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  • from an enemy's blade.
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  • He understood the value
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  • of having the right equipment
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  • for battle, a formidable weapon
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  • and reliable armor gave him
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  • the confidence to vanquish
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  • any foe.
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  • Today, we face a spiritual foe.
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  • Satan works hard to keep us off
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  • our game.
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  • He uses weapons like sin,
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  • loneliness, poverty,
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  • and hatred.
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  • With a volley of lies, he tricks
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  • the people of God into defeat,
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  • but we can turn the tables
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  • on him.
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  • We need only reach for the armor
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  • of God to turn the tide
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  • of this war, exchange cowardice
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  • for courage, defeat for triumph.
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  • As Christians, we have been
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  • forged in flame by the power
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  • of the Holy Spirit and the full
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  • armor of God secures our victory
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  • - Tony Evans: A lot of us
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  • have been duped into thinkin'
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  • that the devil is winnin'.
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  • We've been duped into thinking
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  • that he, and not us, get to make
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  • the final move.
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  • We've been duped into thinking
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  • he's running the show,
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  • calling the shots, and we are
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  • puppets on his string.
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  • We've been duped into thinking
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  • that he is the final
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  • decision maker about our joy,
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  • our happiness, our well-being,
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  • our spirituality,
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  • and all the other elements
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  • that make life work because he
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  • seems to be running the show.
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  • Well, I came to you
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  • with some good news today.
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  • Wipe the sweat off
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  • your forehead,
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  • dry your weepin' eyes,
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  • and take those jittering fingers
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  • out of your clashing teeth
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  • because you, not he,
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  • gets to make the final move.
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  • Now, to understand that, you
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  • have to understand the history
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  • of the conflict that we call
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  • "spiritual warfare."
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  • You see, God made the first move
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  • when he created angels.
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  • Lucifer reacted negatively
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  • to that move and rebelled
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  • against God; took
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  • 1/3 of the angels with him.
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  • God countered that move
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  • by creating man in his own image
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  • a little lower than the angels.
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  • Satan rebelled against that move
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  • by getting Adam and Eve to turn
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  • the earth over to his control,
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  • but God countered that move
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  • by provided a redemptive
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  • covering for Adam and Eve
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  • so that they could return back
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  • to fellowship with God.
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  • Of course, Satan tried
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  • to counter that move by getting
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  • Cain to kill Abel in order
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  • to cut off the godly line.
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  • Well, that's when God countered
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  • that move through the birth
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  • of Seth so that men begin
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  • to call on the name of the Lord
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  • again.
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  • Of course, that's when Satan
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  • tried to counter that move
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  • through the birth of Nimrod
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  • who built the civilizations
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  • of Babylon and Assyria
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  • that gathered
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  • at the tower of Babel to build
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  • a religion in defiance of God.
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  • Of course, that's when God
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  • countered that move by going
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  • to the heir of the Chaldeans,
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  • finding a man named Abraham,
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  • and saying, "I'm gonna create
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  • my own nation that will obey."
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  • Of course, that's when Satan
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  • countered that move by getting
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  • them trapped into Egypt
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  • so that Pharaoh would not let
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  • them go, but then God countered
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  • that move by going to Moses
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  • in Midian and telling him
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  • to go tell Pharaoh,
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  • "I said let my people go."
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  • And the whole Old Testament
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  • is move, counter move, move,
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  • counter move, move, counter
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  • move, move, counter move--we're
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  • not sure who winnin' this game?
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  • You come to the end
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  • of the Old Testament, there are
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  • 400 hundred silent years
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  • between the end
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  • of the Old Testament
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  • and the beginning
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  • of the New Testament, both sides
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  • are just staring at the board.
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  • But when the New Testament opens
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  • up so-and-so begot so-and-so
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  • begot so-and-so begot so-and-so
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  • begot so-and-so till you get
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  • to Matthew chapter 1 verse 16,
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  • who begot Joseph who was married
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  • to Mary by whom was born
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  • Jesus Christ.
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  • Up until this time God would
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  • find a man and use a man when
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  • the New Testament opens up, God
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  • says, "I'm tired of this mess.
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  • Let me come on down here
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  • and take care of this mama
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  • myself."
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  • So, God became a man
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  • in the person of Jesus Christ.
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  • Satan tried to counter that move
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  • by tempting him
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  • in the wilderness.
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  • Jesus overcame that through
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  • the use of the Word of God
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  • then he made his final move.
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  • By getting Jesus Christ nailed
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  • to a cross to forever get rid
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  • of this agent of God, but that's
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  • when God made the final move
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  • because early on Easter Sunday
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  • morning a little while before
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  • day, the grave was open,
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  • Jesus Christ arose,
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  • and the final move was made;
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  • the move he didn't bank on.
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  • And that move is your move.
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  • No matter what's going on
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  • in your world,
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  • that move, that move,
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  • the accomplishment of the cross
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  • and the resurrection was
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  • God's final move that is
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  • your move for victory.
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  • Now, I don't know
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  • what's going on in your world,
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  • your life, your struggles,
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  • your mind, no matter what it is,
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  • I'm gonna share with you today
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  • and throughout this series
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  • how you use the final move.
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  • In the passage that we
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  • are introducing us with today,
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  • "Finally brethren,"
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  • chapter 6 verse 10, "be strong
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  • in the Lord and the strength
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  • of his might put on the--",
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  • here's our series,
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  • "the full armor of God
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  • so that you may be able
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  • to stand firm against
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  • the schemes of the devil."
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  • Here it is: "For our struggle
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  • is not against flesh and blood,
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  • but against principalities
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  • and powers and world forces
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  • of this darkness against
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  • spiritual forces of wickedness
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  • in heavenly places."
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  • People are not your problem.
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  • Now, I know you think
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  • they're your problem
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  • 'cause they're what you see,
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  • feel, touch, taste, and hear.
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  • But according to verse 12,
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  • whatever is going wrong
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  • in your world, people are
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  • merely the conduit for the root,
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  • they're the fruit.
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  • He says we wrestle not
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  • against flesh and blood.
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  • The battles we have in life,
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  • whatever they may be,
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  • are not fundamentally physical
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  • in nature, flesh and blood.
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  • He says our battle is against
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  • principalities and powers
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  • and world forces
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  • of this darkness located
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  • in heavenly places.
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  • The word "heavenly places" means
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  • the spiritual realm.
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  • Whatever is going on
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  • in your world, your life,
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  • has gone on, is going on,
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  • or will go on is rooted first
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  • in the spiritual realm.
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  • "Heavenly places."
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  • If you don't know how
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  • to navigate that realm,
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  • you can't fix this realm.
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  • Spiritual warfare can simply be
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  • defined as the conflict
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  • in the invisible realm
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  • that affects what you're going
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  • through in the visible realm.
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  • It is the battle in the unseen
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  • that is responsible
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  • for the battles in the seen.
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  • In Ephesians chapter 1 verse 3,
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  • he says, "Your blessings
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  • are located in heavenly places."
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  • Everything God is ever gonna do
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  • for you is located
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  • in the unseen realm.
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  • Everything God is ever gonna
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  • promise, fulfill, everything
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  • that you will ever need
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  • that will ever come your way
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  • has already been deposited
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  • in your account
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  • in the unseen realm;
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  • the heavenly places.
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  • He goes on--late in chapter 1,
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  • and he goes on and he says about
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  • Jesus Christ, he says
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  • in chapter 1 verse 20:
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  • "Which he brought about
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  • in Christ when he raised him
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  • from the dead and seated him
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  • at his right hand
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  • in heavenly places."
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  • He says, "Your blessings are
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  • in heavenly places and the one
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  • who's in charge, Jesus,
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  • is seated having risen
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  • from the dead
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  • in heavenly places."
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  • So, if you wanna get to Jesus,
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  • you got to get to where he is,
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  • and where he is
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  • is in the spiritual realm,
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  • heavenly places.
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  • Chapter 2 verse 6.
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  • He says, "And we were raised
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  • with him and seated us with him
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  • in heavenly places
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  • in Christ Jesus.
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  • He says, "Your blessings are
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  • in heavenly places."
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  • Jesus is seated
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  • in heavenly places.
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  • So, where you're physically
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  • seated is not the only place
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  • you're located.
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  • You are equally located
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  • in another realm, he says,
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  • that is, heavenly places
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  • are the spiritual realm.
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  • Chapter 3 verse 10, he says,
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  • "So that the manifold wisdom
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  • of God might be made known
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  • through the church to the rulers
  • 00:09:27.150 --> 00:09:29.230
  • and the authorities
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  • in heavenly places."
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  • He says that the angels are
  • 00:09:33.050 --> 00:09:35.110
  • in heavenly places.
  • 00:09:35.110 --> 00:09:36.260
  • Now, you need to understand you
  • 00:09:36.260 --> 00:09:38.220
  • need your angel.
  • 00:09:38.220 --> 00:09:40.210
  • Every Christian in here has
  • 00:09:40.210 --> 00:09:42.000
  • at least one angel that has been
  • 00:09:42.000 --> 00:09:43.280
  • assigned to you if you're
  • 00:09:43.280 --> 00:09:45.100
  • a believer in Jesus Christ.
  • 00:09:45.100 --> 00:09:47.010
  • The Bible says in Hebrews 1:14
  • 00:09:47.010 --> 00:09:49.220
  • that angels are assigned
  • 00:09:49.220 --> 00:09:51.220
  • to believers
  • 00:09:51.220 --> 00:09:52.290
  • as "ministering spirits."
  • 00:09:52.290 --> 00:09:54.290
  • In the spiritual realm, you have
  • 00:09:54.290 --> 00:09:56.130
  • somebody who knows that realm
  • 00:09:56.130 --> 00:09:58.010
  • better than you, whose job it is
  • 00:09:58.010 --> 00:10:00.040
  • to operate in that realm
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  • on behalf of you.
  • 00:10:01.250 --> 00:10:03.130
  • So, your blessings are
  • 00:10:03.130 --> 00:10:04.140
  • in heavenly places.
  • 00:10:04.140 --> 00:10:05.200
  • Jesus is seated
  • 00:10:05.200 --> 00:10:06.170
  • in heavenly places.
  • 00:10:06.170 --> 00:10:08.040
  • You are seated with him
  • 00:10:08.040 --> 00:10:09.190
  • in heavenly places,
  • 00:10:09.190 --> 00:10:10.230
  • your angelic assistance
  • 00:10:10.230 --> 00:10:12.090
  • is located in heavenly places.
  • 00:10:12.090 --> 00:10:14.030
  • And then in chapter 6 verse 12,
  • 00:10:14.030 --> 00:10:16.060
  • the principalities
  • 00:10:16.060 --> 00:10:17.050
  • and the powers of darkness
  • 00:10:17.050 --> 00:10:19.010
  • are located in heavenly places.
  • 00:10:19.010 --> 00:10:21.030
  • So, every Christian in here has
  • 00:10:21.030 --> 00:10:22.200
  • a demon assigned to you.
  • 00:10:22.200 --> 00:10:24.200
  • The demon is assigned to you
  • 00:10:24.200 --> 00:10:26.100
  • and his job is to make hell
  • 00:10:26.100 --> 00:10:28.110
  • break loose in your life.
  • 00:10:28.110 --> 00:10:30.160
  • His job is to make sure
  • 00:10:30.160 --> 00:10:32.000
  • that Satan has his way with you;
  • 00:10:32.030 --> 00:10:35.030
  • the strategy of the devil.
  • 00:10:35.120 --> 00:10:38.120
  • Let me tell you what devils
  • 00:10:38.120 --> 00:10:40.010
  • and demons don't want you
  • 00:10:40.010 --> 00:10:42.220
  • to know.
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  • - female: Tell 'em, Pastor.
  • 00:10:43.120 --> 00:10:44.210
  • - Tony: They don't want you
  • 00:10:51.110 --> 00:10:52.110
  • to know their methodology,
  • 00:10:52.110 --> 00:10:54.080
  • schemes, because if you ever
  • 00:10:54.080 --> 00:10:57.060
  • figure them out, you got them.
  • 00:10:57.060 --> 00:10:59.210
  • Satan's one overarching, he does
  • 00:11:00.220 --> 00:11:03.220
  • it in many ways, but his one
  • 00:11:03.220 --> 00:11:06.020
  • overarching principle
  • 00:11:06.020 --> 00:11:07.230
  • is to deceive, trick, bamboozle.
  • 00:11:12.090 --> 00:11:15.090
  • He operates--he is the ultimate
  • 00:11:15.090 --> 00:11:18.090
  • magician, he operates
  • 00:11:18.090 --> 00:11:20.240
  • by sleight of hand.
  • 00:11:21.090 --> 00:11:24.090
  • The Bible says that when Adam
  • 00:11:24.090 --> 00:11:25.240
  • and Eve were in the garden,
  • 00:11:25.240 --> 00:11:27.160
  • he came into a serpent, a snake.
  • 00:11:27.180 --> 00:11:30.180
  • Why did he come into a snake?
  • 00:11:30.180 --> 00:11:32.030
  • It says because the snake was
  • 00:11:32.030 --> 00:11:33.270
  • the most craftiest of animals,
  • 00:11:33.270 --> 00:11:36.180
  • in this case a reptile,
  • 00:11:36.180 --> 00:11:38.000
  • that God had created.
  • 00:11:38.000 --> 00:11:39.150
  • So, guess what?
  • 00:11:39.150 --> 00:11:40.040
  • He found the appropriate vehicle
  • 00:11:41.030 --> 00:11:44.030
  • in order to slither
  • 00:11:44.030 --> 00:11:45.070
  • into the garden, in order
  • 00:11:45.070 --> 00:11:47.230
  • to deceive Adam and Eve.
  • 00:11:47.230 --> 00:11:50.100
  • He knows as long as you are
  • 00:11:50.100 --> 00:11:52.160
  • undercover, as long as you're
  • 00:11:52.170 --> 00:11:55.170
  • under the protective covering
  • 00:11:55.170 --> 00:11:57.130
  • of God, he can't get you.
  • 00:11:57.130 --> 00:12:00.040
  • So, he's gotta get you
  • 00:12:00.040 --> 00:12:01.100
  • to relocate.
  • 00:12:01.100 --> 00:12:03.010
  • So, what he does is he tricks
  • 00:12:03.010 --> 00:12:04.260
  • you into a relocation.
  • 00:12:04.260 --> 00:12:07.040
  • If he can get you to relocate,
  • 00:12:07.040 --> 00:12:09.230
  • he's got you
  • 00:12:09.230 --> 00:12:10.260
  • 'cause you're no longer
  • 00:12:10.260 --> 00:12:11.260
  • under protective covering, okay?
  • 00:12:11.260 --> 00:12:14.120
  • So, he tricks you to remove you
  • 00:12:14.120 --> 00:12:16.210
  • like he removed Adam and Eve
  • 00:12:16.210 --> 00:12:18.140
  • from the protective covering
  • 00:12:18.140 --> 00:12:19.290
  • of God so that he could get them
  • 00:12:19.290 --> 00:12:22.200
  • to move and to turn over
  • 00:12:22.200 --> 00:12:24.150
  • their world to him.
  • 00:12:24.230 --> 00:12:27.230
  • So, he is the ultimate trap.
  • 00:12:27.230 --> 00:12:29.240
  • He is the ultimate deceiver;
  • 00:12:29.240 --> 00:12:31.240
  • his schemes are designed
  • 00:12:31.240 --> 00:12:34.070
  • to trick you and trap you
  • 00:12:34.070 --> 00:12:36.280
  • into seeing things
  • 00:12:36.280 --> 00:12:38.190
  • from his perspective.
  • 00:12:38.190 --> 00:12:40.270
  • See, the devil is
  • 00:12:40.270 --> 00:12:41.160
  • an angel of light,
  • 00:12:41.160 --> 00:12:42.210
  • he wants the information.
  • 00:12:42.210 --> 00:12:44.100
  • He wants to pull from you
  • 00:12:44.100 --> 00:12:46.230
  • what God has for you that didn't
  • 00:12:46.230 --> 00:12:49.230
  • go back to what it really is.
  • 00:12:49.230 --> 00:12:52.050
  • He says, "The angels has
  • 00:12:52.050 --> 00:12:53.110
  • schemes, the schemes
  • 00:12:53.110 --> 00:12:55.090
  • of the devil and they're
  • 00:12:55.090 --> 00:12:56.120
  • designed to draw us
  • 00:12:56.120 --> 00:12:57.270
  • away from God," but here's
  • 00:12:57.270 --> 00:13:00.160
  • the secret that he doesn't want
  • 00:13:00.160 --> 00:13:02.070
  • you to know, but I'mma tell ya
  • 00:13:02.070 --> 00:13:04.290
  • 'cause God wants you know it,
  • 00:13:04.290 --> 00:13:06.220
  • and I'mma validate it
  • 00:13:06.220 --> 00:13:07.190
  • in just a second,
  • 00:13:07.190 --> 00:13:08.150
  • but let me give ya a heads-up.
  • 00:13:08.180 --> 00:13:11.180
  • The only power that Satan
  • 00:13:12.010 --> 00:13:15.010
  • and demons have is the power you
  • 00:13:15.010 --> 00:13:17.160
  • give them.
  • 00:13:17.160 --> 00:13:19.140
  • They need permission from us
  • 00:13:19.140 --> 00:13:22.020
  • to bring hell to us.
  • 00:13:22.020 --> 00:13:24.030
  • So, if hell is goin' on
  • 00:13:24.030 --> 00:13:25.290
  • in your life, you gave him okay.
  • 00:13:25.290 --> 00:13:28.240
  • You told him through sin
  • 00:13:28.240 --> 00:13:31.000
  • and circumstance,
  • 00:13:31.000 --> 00:13:32.170
  • through yielding to him
  • 00:13:32.170 --> 00:13:33.180
  • "It's okay for you to rule
  • 00:13:33.180 --> 00:13:34.270
  • my mind.
  • 00:13:34.270 --> 00:13:35.270
  • It's okay for you to rule
  • 00:13:35.270 --> 00:13:36.290
  • my world.
  • 00:13:36.290 --> 00:13:38.000
  • It's okay for you to rule
  • 00:13:38.000 --> 00:13:38.270
  • my emotions.
  • 00:13:38.270 --> 00:13:39.250
  • It's okay for you to rule
  • 00:13:39.250 --> 00:13:40.210
  • my will."
  • 00:13:40.210 --> 00:13:42.010
  • And once they give him
  • 00:13:42.010 --> 00:13:43.010
  • permission, like roaches, they
  • 00:13:43.010 --> 00:13:44.100
  • are not going anywhere because
  • 00:13:45.260 --> 00:13:48.260
  • we have decided to let them live
  • 00:13:48.260 --> 00:13:51.120
  • there through their worldview,
  • 00:13:51.120 --> 00:13:53.260
  • through the schemes
  • 00:13:53.260 --> 00:13:54.240
  • the deceptive programs
  • 00:13:54.240 --> 00:13:57.050
  • of the devil.
  • 00:13:57.050 --> 00:13:58.120
  • The devil operates by consent
  • 00:13:58.120 --> 00:14:01.000
  • and by cooperation.
  • 00:14:01.000 --> 00:14:03.060
  • He needs our consent
  • 00:14:03.060 --> 00:14:04.250
  • 'cause his power
  • 00:14:04.250 --> 00:14:05.290
  • is based on our consent.
  • 00:14:06.140 --> 00:14:09.140
  • That's why he says in verse 10:
  • 00:14:09.140 --> 00:14:12.110
  • "Be strong in the Lord
  • 00:14:12.110 --> 00:14:15.090
  • and the strength of his might."
  • 00:14:15.090 --> 00:14:17.180
  • Translation: not your strength
  • 00:14:17.180 --> 00:14:19.240
  • or your might.
  • 00:14:19.240 --> 00:14:22.240
  • Not your strength.
  • 00:14:22.240 --> 00:14:24.110
  • Why can't I get him off my back?
  • 00:14:24.110 --> 00:14:26.280
  • Because you've been using
  • 00:14:26.280 --> 00:14:27.250
  • your strength
  • 00:14:27.250 --> 00:14:29.090
  • and your human strength
  • 00:14:29.090 --> 00:14:31.180
  • doesn't work in that realm.
  • 00:14:31.180 --> 00:14:34.030
  • That realm your strength
  • 00:14:34.030 --> 00:14:36.220
  • can't work in.
  • 00:14:36.220 --> 00:14:38.070
  • That realm can't use
  • 00:14:38.070 --> 00:14:39.190
  • your strength; you aren't strong
  • 00:14:39.190 --> 00:14:41.060
  • enough for that realm.
  • 00:14:41.060 --> 00:14:43.160
  • Now, watch this.
  • 00:14:43.190 --> 00:14:46.190
  • Please notice what he says
  • 00:14:46.190 --> 00:14:47.190
  • over and over in verse 11:
  • 00:14:47.190 --> 00:14:49.150
  • "Stand firm."
  • 00:14:49.180 --> 00:14:52.180
  • The end of verse 13:
  • 00:14:52.180 --> 00:14:55.110
  • "Stand firm."
  • 00:14:55.110 --> 00:14:57.110
  • The beginning of verse 14:
  • 00:14:57.110 --> 00:14:59.080
  • "Stand firm."
  • 00:14:59.080 --> 00:15:01.100
  • Okay?
  • 00:15:01.100 --> 00:15:02.030
  • Somebody say, "stand firm."
  • 00:15:02.030 --> 00:15:04.080
  • Stand firm means don't go
  • 00:15:04.080 --> 00:15:05.060
  • nowhere, hold what you got,
  • 00:15:06.000 --> 00:15:09.000
  • stay where you are.
  • 00:15:09.000 --> 00:15:10.270
  • Stand firm means stay
  • 00:15:14.050 --> 00:15:17.050
  • in the area that has already
  • 00:15:19.210 --> 00:15:22.210
  • brought victory.
  • 00:15:24.230 --> 00:15:27.230
  • What Jesus has accomplished
  • 00:15:27.230 --> 00:15:29.200
  • has already happened.
  • 00:15:29.200 --> 00:15:30.270
  • So that raises a question,
  • 00:15:30.270 --> 00:15:31.240
  • doesn't it?
  • 00:15:31.240 --> 00:15:33.070
  • What has he done that I need
  • 00:15:33.070 --> 00:15:34.260
  • to stand firm in?
  • 00:15:34.260 --> 00:15:37.110
  • "Stand firm in the Lord" or he
  • 00:15:37.110 --> 00:15:39.030
  • says, "Be strong in the Lord
  • 00:15:39.030 --> 00:15:40.260
  • and the strength of his might."
  • 00:15:40.260 --> 00:15:42.090
  • Not your determination, power
  • 00:15:42.090 --> 00:15:44.110
  • of positive thinking, promises,
  • 00:15:44.110 --> 00:15:46.180
  • grittin' your teeth, saying,
  • 00:15:46.180 --> 00:15:48.100
  • "I'll never do it again,"
  • 00:15:48.100 --> 00:15:49.190
  • --all that's you.
  • 00:15:49.190 --> 00:15:51.210
  • That's just you tryin' to be
  • 00:15:51.210 --> 00:15:52.180
  • a better you; and for a while,
  • 00:15:52.180 --> 00:15:54.240
  • you can be a gooder you than you
  • 00:15:54.240 --> 00:15:56.040
  • were, but you discover
  • 00:15:56.130 --> 00:15:59.130
  • that your strength keep gettin'
  • 00:15:59.130 --> 00:16:00.180
  • overcome because the evil world
  • 00:16:00.180 --> 00:16:03.090
  • can feed off of that 'cause they
  • 00:16:03.090 --> 00:16:05.030
  • know your strength is givin'
  • 00:16:05.030 --> 00:16:07.120
  • them strength.
  • 00:16:07.120 --> 00:16:09.000
  • So, your strength is only
  • 00:16:09.000 --> 00:16:09.200
  • helping them to become stronger.
  • 00:16:09.200 --> 00:16:12.040
  • So, we're actually helping out
  • 00:16:12.040 --> 00:16:13.110
  • the demon world when you say,
  • 00:16:13.110 --> 00:16:15.040
  • "I ain't gonna do it no more."
  • 00:16:15.040 --> 00:16:16.290
  • They say, "I heard that.
  • 00:16:16.290 --> 00:16:19.230
  • That's your strength
  • 00:16:19.230 --> 00:16:20.110
  • and I get to feed off of you.
  • 00:16:20.110 --> 00:16:22.250
  • I get to feed off of you."
  • 00:16:22.250 --> 00:16:24.090
  • So, we're actually helping
  • 00:16:24.090 --> 00:16:25.210
  • the demonic world using
  • 00:16:25.210 --> 00:16:26.230
  • our strength.
  • 00:16:26.230 --> 00:16:27.180
  • "Be strong in the Lord
  • 00:16:27.180 --> 00:16:29.000
  • and the strength of his might."
  • 00:16:30.200 --> 00:16:33.200
  • So, what happened?
  • 00:16:33.200 --> 00:16:36.080
  • What happened
  • 00:16:36.080 --> 00:16:37.000
  • when Jesus Christ died?
  • 00:16:37.000 --> 00:16:39.210
  • Listen to me.
  • 00:16:39.210 --> 00:16:42.060
  • The Bible says in
  • 00:16:42.060 --> 00:16:43.060
  • Colossians chapter 2 verse 10:
  • 00:16:43.060 --> 00:16:46.040
  • "You are complete in him."
  • 00:16:46.040 --> 00:16:48.210
  • No additives needed.
  • 00:16:48.210 --> 00:16:51.090
  • When you accepted
  • 00:16:51.090 --> 00:16:52.090
  • Jesus Christ--
  • 00:16:52.090 --> 00:16:54.030
  • Colossians 1:13 to 15 says,
  • 00:16:54.030 --> 00:16:56.100
  • "You are transferred out
  • 00:16:56.100 --> 00:16:57.130
  • of the kingdom of darkness
  • 00:16:57.130 --> 00:16:58.250
  • into the kingdom of light."
  • 00:16:58.250 --> 00:17:00.030
  • You are relocated.
  • 00:17:00.030 --> 00:17:01.150
  • Hebrews chapter 2
  • 00:17:01.150 --> 00:17:02.160
  • verses 14 and 15 says,
  • 00:17:02.160 --> 00:17:04.070
  • "That Jesus Christ by his death,
  • 00:17:04.070 --> 00:17:06.090
  • rendered Satan powerless.
  • 00:17:06.090 --> 00:17:09.090
  • He took the bullets out
  • 00:17:09.090 --> 00:17:10.150
  • the gun, that's why he
  • 00:17:10.150 --> 00:17:12.010
  • can't beat you with power, he
  • 00:17:12.010 --> 00:17:13.290
  • can only beat you with deception
  • 00:17:13.290 --> 00:17:15.170
  • that looks like power.
  • 00:17:15.170 --> 00:17:17.050
  • It says that,
  • 00:17:17.050 --> 00:17:18.020
  • "He is no longer in control."
  • 00:17:18.160 --> 00:17:21.160
  • In fact,
  • 00:17:21.160 --> 00:17:22.010
  • Colossians chapter 2 verse 15
  • 00:17:22.010 --> 00:17:23.100
  • says that when Jesus Christ died
  • 00:17:23.100 --> 00:17:25.090
  • on the cross and rose
  • 00:17:25.090 --> 00:17:25.270
  • from the dead, he conducted
  • 00:17:25.270 --> 00:17:27.060
  • a victory parade in heavenly
  • 00:17:27.060 --> 00:17:30.020
  • places; he went public with it.
  • 00:17:31.020 --> 00:17:34.020
  • In the spiritual realm,
  • 00:17:34.020 --> 00:17:35.200
  • there was a Macy's Parade;
  • 00:17:35.200 --> 00:17:38.080
  • and the spiritual realm,
  • 00:17:38.080 --> 00:17:39.130
  • the Bible says, "Paraded
  • 00:17:39.130 --> 00:17:40.280
  • the triumph of Jesus Christ
  • 00:17:40.280 --> 00:17:43.000
  • declaring Satan and his demons
  • 00:17:43.000 --> 00:17:45.150
  • a defeated foe."
  • 00:17:45.200 --> 00:17:48.200
  • In the spiritual realm, there
  • 00:17:48.200 --> 00:17:49.290
  • was a parade, a parade many
  • 00:17:49.290 --> 00:17:51.230
  • of us, most of us, and maybe
  • 00:17:51.230 --> 00:17:52.190
  • all of us, have never gone to.
  • 00:17:52.190 --> 00:17:55.150
  • We don't know about the parade.
  • 00:17:55.150 --> 00:17:58.070
  • Jesus Christ declares he has
  • 00:17:58.070 --> 00:18:00.020
  • been victory over them
  • 00:18:00.020 --> 00:18:01.060
  • so that Ephesians 1:22,
  • 00:18:01.060 --> 00:18:03.010
  • 1 Corinthians 15:27, says that,
  • 00:18:03.010 --> 00:18:05.230
  • "Everything is now
  • 00:18:05.230 --> 00:18:06.260
  • under his feet."
  • 00:18:07.040 --> 00:18:10.040
  • That Jesus Christ and only
  • 00:18:10.040 --> 00:18:11.270
  • Jesus Christ has defeated him
  • 00:18:11.270 --> 00:18:13.280
  • once and for all, therefore he
  • 00:18:13.280 --> 00:18:16.070
  • cannot whip you with power; he
  • 00:18:16.070 --> 00:18:18.190
  • must whip you with permission
  • 00:18:18.190 --> 00:18:21.030
  • that's been handed to him by us,
  • 00:18:21.030 --> 00:18:23.010
  • by our own strength.
  • 00:18:23.010 --> 00:18:24.120
  • "Be strong in the Lord
  • 00:18:24.120 --> 00:18:25.230
  • and the strength of his might."
  • 00:18:26.030 --> 00:18:29.030
  • What his power gives, not what
  • 00:18:29.030 --> 00:18:31.030
  • your power can conjure up.
  • 00:18:31.170 --> 00:18:34.170
  • See, Satan doesn't want you
  • 00:18:34.170 --> 00:18:35.110
  • to know that.
  • 00:18:35.110 --> 00:18:36.010
  • He does not want you to know
  • 00:18:36.010 --> 00:18:38.000
  • that he's already been whipped
  • 00:18:38.000 --> 00:18:40.020
  • 'cause you gon' treat him
  • 00:18:40.020 --> 00:18:41.130
  • different, you're gonna look
  • 00:18:41.130 --> 00:18:42.240
  • at him different, you're gonna
  • 00:18:42.240 --> 00:18:44.050
  • talk to him different.
  • 00:18:44.050 --> 00:18:46.010
  • See, you're not gonna go around
  • 00:18:46.010 --> 00:18:46.250
  • sayin' like Flip Wilson,
  • 00:18:46.250 --> 00:18:47.290
  • "The devil made me do it."
  • 00:18:47.290 --> 00:18:49.280
  • 'Cause as long as you grant him
  • 00:18:49.280 --> 00:18:52.040
  • that power, he gonna use it.
  • 00:18:52.040 --> 00:18:54.230
  • See, Flip was wrong.
  • 00:18:54.230 --> 00:18:57.080
  • Devil can't make you do
  • 00:18:57.080 --> 00:18:58.040
  • anything, but he can take
  • 00:18:58.040 --> 00:19:00.100
  • your permission for him to do it
  • 00:19:00.100 --> 00:19:02.050
  • and use it against you.
  • 00:19:02.050 --> 00:19:04.020
  • You see?
  • 00:19:04.020 --> 00:19:04.290
  • So, he doesn't want you
  • 00:19:04.290 --> 00:19:05.270
  • to know that.
  • 00:19:05.270 --> 00:19:06.150
  • He doesn't want you
  • 00:19:06.150 --> 00:19:07.050
  • to know that.
  • 00:19:07.050 --> 00:19:08.240
  • He says, "I want you to be
  • 00:19:08.240 --> 00:19:09.270
  • strong in the Lord,
  • 00:19:09.270 --> 00:19:11.180
  • and the strength of his might."
  • 00:19:13.020 --> 00:19:16.020
  • He does not want you to come out
  • 00:19:16.020 --> 00:19:18.120
  • from underneath the umbrella
  • 00:19:18.120 --> 00:19:20.090
  • of God's perspective
  • 00:19:20.090 --> 00:19:22.030
  • on a matter, no.
  • 00:19:22.110 --> 00:19:25.110
  • You say,
  • 00:19:25.110 --> 00:19:25.260
  • "Okay, well what do I do?
  • 00:19:25.260 --> 00:19:26.260
  • What do I do, what do I do,
  • 00:19:26.260 --> 00:19:27.260
  • what do I do?"
  • 00:19:27.260 --> 00:19:30.020
  • He tells ya,
  • 00:19:30.020 --> 00:19:30.230
  • look at what he says.
  • 00:19:30.230 --> 00:19:32.130
  • He says, verse 11,
  • 00:19:32.130 --> 00:19:33.260
  • "Put on the full armor of God."
  • 00:19:33.260 --> 00:19:36.160
  • He says in verse 13:
  • 00:19:36.160 --> 00:19:37.290
  • "Take up the full armor of God."
  • 00:19:37.290 --> 00:19:39.280
  • God gives the armor, he
  • 00:19:39.280 --> 00:19:41.260
  • doesn't put them on you, okay?
  • 00:19:42.260 --> 00:19:45.260
  • Watch this now.
  • 00:19:45.260 --> 00:19:47.080
  • He tells you to put on
  • 00:19:47.080 --> 00:19:49.090
  • the full armor.
  • 00:19:49.090 --> 00:19:50.110
  • He says, "You must put on
  • 00:19:50.110 --> 00:19:51.230
  • the full armor of God."
  • 00:19:51.230 --> 00:19:53.090
  • So, what I'm trying to tell you,
  • 00:19:53.090 --> 00:19:54.180
  • maybe it's something
  • 00:19:54.180 --> 00:19:55.050
  • you've not known before
  • 00:19:55.050 --> 00:19:56.150
  • or not known deeper before.
  • 00:19:56.150 --> 00:19:58.040
  • Your problems aren't
  • 00:19:58.040 --> 00:19:59.020
  • in this realm,
  • 00:19:59.020 --> 00:20:00.070
  • they just show up here.
  • 00:20:00.070 --> 00:20:01.140
  • The root of your problems
  • 00:20:01.140 --> 00:20:02.260
  • are all in the spiritual realm.
  • 00:20:02.260 --> 00:20:04.140
  • So, if you wanna fix
  • 00:20:04.140 --> 00:20:05.140
  • what's visible and physical,
  • 00:20:05.140 --> 00:20:07.060
  • you gotta address
  • 00:20:07.060 --> 00:20:08.060
  • what's invisible and spiritual.
  • 00:20:08.060 --> 00:20:10.010
  • But here's what the good news
  • 00:20:10.010 --> 00:20:11.210
  • is: when it gets addressed, you
  • 00:20:11.210 --> 00:20:13.180
  • will know it's nothing but God.
  • 00:20:13.230 --> 00:20:16.230
  • Okay, okay, you remember
  • 00:20:16.230 --> 00:20:19.000
  • his name don't ya?
  • 00:20:19.000 --> 00:20:20.250
  • Thomas Anderson.
  • 00:20:20.250 --> 00:20:22.180
  • Thomas Anderson is
  • 00:20:22.180 --> 00:20:23.140
  • a computer programmer,
  • 00:20:23.140 --> 00:20:25.130
  • part-time computer hacker,
  • 00:20:25.130 --> 00:20:28.050
  • but one day Thomas Anderson
  • 00:20:29.050 --> 00:20:32.050
  • was introduced to a new realm,
  • 00:20:32.050 --> 00:20:35.030
  • a realm called "The Matrix."
  • 00:20:35.200 --> 00:20:38.200
  • Thomas Anderson was told
  • 00:20:38.220 --> 00:20:41.220
  • that behind the physical realm
  • 00:20:41.220 --> 00:20:43.120
  • he lived in was another realm,
  • 00:20:43.270 --> 00:20:46.270
  • and he says--he found out
  • 00:20:46.270 --> 00:20:48.070
  • that this other realm
  • 00:20:48.070 --> 00:20:50.220
  • ran his realm with computers.
  • 00:20:50.220 --> 00:20:53.190
  • That they were computers
  • 00:20:53.190 --> 00:20:54.290
  • and machines in this invisible
  • 00:20:54.290 --> 00:20:57.080
  • realm that was dictating
  • 00:20:57.080 --> 00:20:59.090
  • the world that he
  • 00:20:59.090 --> 00:21:00.160
  • was used to living in.
  • 00:21:00.160 --> 00:21:02.100
  • He got transported to this other
  • 00:21:02.100 --> 00:21:04.230
  • realm called "The Matrix."
  • 00:21:04.230 --> 00:21:06.170
  • When he got to this other realm,
  • 00:21:06.170 --> 00:21:08.150
  • he discovered some things.
  • 00:21:08.150 --> 00:21:09.290
  • He discovered in this other
  • 00:21:09.290 --> 00:21:11.250
  • realm he had powers that he
  • 00:21:11.250 --> 00:21:13.290
  • didn't have in his normal realm.
  • 00:21:13.290 --> 00:21:16.040
  • He discovered in this other
  • 00:21:16.040 --> 00:21:17.170
  • realm his mind could think
  • 00:21:17.170 --> 00:21:19.280
  • things that they couldn't think
  • 00:21:19.280 --> 00:21:21.190
  • in the realm he came from.
  • 00:21:21.190 --> 00:21:23.190
  • He discovered in this new realm
  • 00:21:23.190 --> 00:21:25.110
  • called "The Matrix" that there
  • 00:21:25.110 --> 00:21:27.000
  • were capacities he never knew he
  • 00:21:27.000 --> 00:21:29.050
  • possessed in the realm he
  • 00:21:29.050 --> 00:21:31.000
  • had lived in all of his life.
  • 00:21:31.000 --> 00:21:33.080
  • He discovered in this new realm
  • 00:21:33.080 --> 00:21:35.110
  • he had a new name; his name was
  • 00:21:35.110 --> 00:21:37.140
  • Neo 'cause in this new realm he
  • 00:21:37.140 --> 00:21:40.080
  • couldn't use the name
  • 00:21:40.080 --> 00:21:41.090
  • from his old realm
  • 00:21:41.090 --> 00:21:42.200
  • 'cause the old realm name
  • 00:21:42.200 --> 00:21:43.270
  • really didn't define who he
  • 00:21:43.270 --> 00:21:45.110
  • really was in his new realm.
  • 00:21:45.110 --> 00:21:47.090
  • He discovered in his new realm
  • 00:21:47.090 --> 00:21:49.170
  • a new love called Trinity.
  • 00:21:49.170 --> 00:21:51.290
  • He discovered in the new realm
  • 00:21:51.290 --> 00:21:53.120
  • that there was this lady named
  • 00:21:53.120 --> 00:21:54.180
  • Trinity that he fell in love
  • 00:21:54.180 --> 00:21:56.080
  • with and had a passionate
  • 00:21:56.080 --> 00:21:58.050
  • relationship with in this new
  • 00:21:58.050 --> 00:22:00.120
  • realm, a love he had never
  • 00:22:00.120 --> 00:22:01.110
  • experienced in his old realm.
  • 00:22:01.110 --> 00:22:03.250
  • He discovered in his new realm
  • 00:22:03.250 --> 00:22:05.260
  • he was "the one."
  • 00:22:05.260 --> 00:22:08.070
  • He discovered in this new realm
  • 00:22:08.070 --> 00:22:09.230
  • he had a purpose, he had
  • 00:22:09.230 --> 00:22:11.100
  • a purpose, he was called
  • 00:22:11.100 --> 00:22:12.190
  • to something bigger
  • 00:22:12.190 --> 00:22:13.220
  • than just punching computers
  • 00:22:13.220 --> 00:22:15.080
  • all day and hacking computers,
  • 00:22:15.080 --> 00:22:16.290
  • but there was a significant
  • 00:22:16.290 --> 00:22:18.230
  • calling upon his life to have
  • 00:22:18.230 --> 00:22:20.260
  • a substantial impact
  • 00:22:20.260 --> 00:22:22.140
  • from the invisible realm
  • 00:22:22.140 --> 00:22:24.060
  • that would define
  • 00:22:24.060 --> 00:22:25.030
  • the visible realm.
  • 00:22:25.030 --> 00:22:26.140
  • Now, while Neo was over
  • 00:22:26.140 --> 00:22:28.090
  • in the new realm he had
  • 00:22:28.090 --> 00:22:29.180
  • a whole new set of clothes.
  • 00:22:29.180 --> 00:22:31.000
  • He had this black outfit because
  • 00:22:31.000 --> 00:22:33.030
  • the clothes he was wearing
  • 00:22:33.030 --> 00:22:34.120
  • in the old realm wasn't gonna
  • 00:22:34.120 --> 00:22:35.280
  • work for his new assignment
  • 00:22:35.280 --> 00:22:37.100
  • in the new realm.
  • 00:22:37.100 --> 00:22:38.170
  • He had to dress for success.
  • 00:22:38.170 --> 00:22:40.250
  • Now, there were problems
  • 00:22:40.250 --> 00:22:42.040
  • in this new realm 'cause there
  • 00:22:42.040 --> 00:22:43.230
  • was Satan, Mr. Smith, who had
  • 00:22:43.230 --> 00:22:45.220
  • his duplicate demons,
  • 00:22:45.220 --> 00:22:47.200
  • Smitty Juniors, and they
  • 00:22:47.200 --> 00:22:49.040
  • would all gather to come
  • 00:22:49.040 --> 00:22:50.250
  • against Neo a.k.a.
  • 00:22:50.250 --> 00:22:53.180
  • Thomas Nelson--Thomas Anderson
  • 00:22:53.180 --> 00:22:56.020
  • now become Neo.
  • 00:22:56.020 --> 00:22:57.070
  • And they would all attack him;
  • 00:22:57.070 --> 00:22:58.220
  • but in this new realm, he had
  • 00:22:58.220 --> 00:23:00.130
  • the ability to do that...
  • 00:23:00.130 --> 00:23:03.120
  • He had the ability to do that.
  • 00:23:03.120 --> 00:23:05.090
  • He had the ability to make him
  • 00:23:05.090 --> 00:23:06.250
  • and shake him and bake him, why?
  • 00:23:06.250 --> 00:23:08.190
  • Because he had powers
  • 00:23:08.190 --> 00:23:09.290
  • in this new realm he did not
  • 00:23:09.290 --> 00:23:11.240
  • possess in the old realm when he
  • 00:23:11.240 --> 00:23:14.030
  • discovered that he was more
  • 00:23:14.030 --> 00:23:15.230
  • than he was ever--
  • 00:23:15.230 --> 00:23:17.090
  • used to be--because now
  • 00:23:17.090 --> 00:23:19.070
  • he's been introduced
  • 00:23:19.070 --> 00:23:20.060
  • to a whole other realm.
  • 00:23:20.060 --> 00:23:21.120
  • I'm tryin' to explain somethin'
  • 00:23:21.120 --> 00:23:23.040
  • to you.
  • 00:23:23.040 --> 00:23:23.280
  • When you accepted Jesus Christ,
  • 00:23:23.280 --> 00:23:26.090
  • he crossed you over
  • 00:23:26.090 --> 00:23:27.280
  • to another realm.
  • 00:23:27.280 --> 00:23:29.170
  • You gotta new name now,
  • 00:23:29.170 --> 00:23:31.130
  • you're a son of the living God,
  • 00:23:31.130 --> 00:23:33.080
  • a daughter of the living God.
  • 00:23:33.080 --> 00:23:35.110
  • You gotta new love now,
  • 00:23:35.110 --> 00:23:37.010
  • his name is Trinity:
  • 00:23:37.010 --> 00:23:38.190
  • God the Father, God the Son,
  • 00:23:38.190 --> 00:23:41.000
  • and God the Holy Spirit.
  • 00:23:41.000 --> 00:23:43.060
  • In this new realm,
  • 00:23:43.060 --> 00:23:44.260
  • Satan will come at ya, but God
  • 00:23:44.260 --> 00:23:47.000
  • will give the ability to bounce
  • 00:23:47.000 --> 00:23:49.290
  • and dive around, why?
  • 00:23:49.290 --> 00:23:51.150
  • Because greater is he
  • 00:23:51.150 --> 00:23:52.220
  • that's in you than he
  • 00:23:52.220 --> 00:23:54.150
  • that's in the world.
  • 00:23:54.150 --> 00:23:55.140
  • I'm here to tell ya in this new
  • 00:23:55.140 --> 00:23:56.290
  • realm you are the one 'cause God
  • 00:23:56.290 --> 00:23:59.280
  • has a purpose and a reason,
  • 00:23:59.280 --> 00:24:01.270
  • and a design for you so that no
  • 00:24:01.270 --> 00:24:04.080
  • longer does hell have to control
  • 00:24:04.080 --> 00:24:06.140
  • you as long as you operate
  • 00:24:06.140 --> 00:24:08.070
  • in the new realm.
  • 00:24:08.070 --> 00:24:09.200
  • It's time to crossover.
  • 00:24:10.080 --> 00:24:13.080
  • Morpheus came and said,
  • 00:24:13.080 --> 00:24:14.170
  • "They're two pills."
  • 00:24:14.170 --> 00:24:16.140
  • Morpheus said, "Now if ya eat
  • 00:24:16.140 --> 00:24:17.160
  • this pill, we'll send ya back
  • 00:24:17.160 --> 00:24:19.180
  • to your old life,
  • 00:24:19.180 --> 00:24:20.290
  • to your ordinary existence,
  • 00:24:20.290 --> 00:24:22.210
  • and you can just be a common
  • 00:24:22.210 --> 00:24:23.270
  • computer programmer."
  • 00:24:23.270 --> 00:24:25.170
  • But he said, "If you take
  • 00:24:25.170 --> 00:24:26.170
  • this pill, then you can now live
  • 00:24:26.170 --> 00:24:28.240
  • in this new realm and experience
  • 00:24:28.240 --> 00:24:30.200
  • all that this realm has
  • 00:24:30.200 --> 00:24:32.000
  • to offer."
  • 00:24:32.000 --> 00:24:32.290
  • God is saying to you today:
  • 00:24:32.290 --> 00:24:34.170
  • "I gotta couple pills,
  • 00:24:34.170 --> 00:24:35.210
  • which one do you want?
  • 00:24:35.210 --> 00:24:36.290
  • You wanna go back to your old,
  • 00:24:36.290 --> 00:24:38.070
  • dull, ordinary,
  • 00:24:38.070 --> 00:24:39.100
  • purposeless, life?
  • 00:24:39.100 --> 00:24:40.250
  • Or you wanna take somethin'
  • 00:24:40.250 --> 00:24:42.030
  • that will introduce you
  • 00:24:42.030 --> 00:24:43.000
  • to a new king and a new kingdom,
  • 00:24:43.000 --> 00:24:45.000
  • new power, new identity,
  • 00:24:45.000 --> 00:24:46.240
  • new purpose and new glory,
  • 00:24:46.240 --> 00:24:48.150
  • new victory and destiny?
  • 00:24:48.150 --> 00:24:50.180
  • Which pill do you want?"
  • 00:24:50.180 --> 00:24:52.220
  • Some of you gonna take the first
  • 00:24:52.220 --> 00:24:54.010
  • pill and you gonna go out
  • 00:24:54.010 --> 00:24:55.170
  • to your ordinary house,
  • 00:24:55.170 --> 00:24:57.120
  • and get up out your ordinary
  • 00:24:57.120 --> 00:24:58.130
  • bed, and go to your ordinary
  • 00:24:58.130 --> 00:25:00.120
  • breakfast table,
  • 00:25:00.120 --> 00:25:01.190
  • and go to your ordinary car,
  • 00:25:01.190 --> 00:25:03.280
  • drive to your ordinary job,
  • 00:25:03.280 --> 00:25:05.260
  • work with the ordinary people
  • 00:25:05.260 --> 00:25:07.190
  • for the ordinary pay.
  • 00:25:07.190 --> 00:25:09.070
  • Come back to the ordinary house,
  • 00:25:09.070 --> 00:25:10.280
  • look at the ordinary television
  • 00:25:10.280 --> 00:25:12.130
  • shows, go back to the ordinary
  • 00:25:12.130 --> 00:25:14.050
  • bed, wake up tomorrow
  • 00:25:14.050 --> 00:25:15.220
  • the ordinary way, but some
  • 00:25:15.220 --> 00:25:17.110
  • people gonna leave here and say,
  • 00:25:17.110 --> 00:25:18.230
  • "I don't want that life anymore.
  • 00:25:18.230 --> 00:25:20.120
  • I want this other pill.
  • 00:25:20.120 --> 00:25:22.000
  • I wanna go out extraordinary,
  • 00:25:22.000 --> 00:25:24.110
  • supernatural, heavenly,
  • 00:25:24.110 --> 00:25:26.290
  • heavenly places, because greater
  • 00:25:26.290 --> 00:25:29.020
  • is he that's in me that he
  • 00:25:29.020 --> 00:25:30.230
  • that's in the world.
  • 00:25:30.230 --> 00:25:31.290
  • - Tony: Every Christian
  • 00:25:41.000 --> 00:25:42.120
  • is in a battle.
  • 00:25:42.120 --> 00:25:44.090
  • The Christian life is not
  • 00:25:44.090 --> 00:25:45.100
  • a--it's not a playground,
  • 00:25:45.100 --> 00:25:48.100
  • it's a war zone,
  • 00:25:48.100 --> 00:25:50.070
  • it's a spiritual war zone;
  • 00:25:50.070 --> 00:25:52.280
  • and because God wants us to be
  • 00:25:52.280 --> 00:25:54.200
  • victorious and not defeated
  • 00:25:54.200 --> 00:25:56.290
  • in this battle ground that we
  • 00:25:56.290 --> 00:25:59.130
  • are engaged in,
  • 00:25:59.130 --> 00:26:01.180
  • he has provided spiritual armor
  • 00:26:01.180 --> 00:26:04.060
  • for a spiritual conflict.
  • 00:26:04.090 --> 00:26:07.090
  • The armor has to be appropriate
  • 00:26:07.160 --> 00:26:10.160
  • to the fight.
  • 00:26:10.160 --> 00:26:12.160
  • If you use fleshly armor
  • 00:26:12.160 --> 00:26:15.050
  • in a spiritual battle,
  • 00:26:15.050 --> 00:26:17.070
  • then you're going to loose
  • 00:26:17.070 --> 00:26:19.130
  • because your armor
  • 00:26:19.130 --> 00:26:20.160
  • is not appropriate to the enemy
  • 00:26:20.160 --> 00:26:23.100
  • that you're fighting.
  • 00:26:23.100 --> 00:26:25.040
  • Satan, the demonic world,
  • 00:26:25.040 --> 00:26:27.050
  • the evil spiritual realm is
  • 00:26:27.050 --> 00:26:29.040
  • the source of attack.
  • 00:26:29.040 --> 00:26:31.160
  • Everything physical and visible
  • 00:26:31.160 --> 00:26:34.000
  • is preceded by something
  • 00:26:34.000 --> 00:26:35.080
  • invisible and spiritual.
  • 00:26:35.080 --> 00:26:37.050
  • So, if we want to be victorious
  • 00:26:37.050 --> 00:26:39.120
  • in the physical and visible
  • 00:26:39.120 --> 00:26:40.290
  • world, we have to learn to fight
  • 00:26:40.290 --> 00:26:43.250
  • against the spiritual, invisible
  • 00:26:43.250 --> 00:26:46.130
  • forces coming against us
  • 00:26:46.130 --> 00:26:48.150
  • and that is why it is absolutely
  • 00:26:48.150 --> 00:26:50.250
  • critical that you know,
  • 00:26:50.250 --> 00:26:52.230
  • understand, and utilize
  • 00:26:52.230 --> 00:26:55.000
  • the armor of God so that you
  • 00:26:55.080 --> 00:26:58.080
  • do not fight in defeat,
  • 00:26:59.030 --> 00:27:02.050
  • but you fight in expectation
  • 00:27:02.050 --> 00:27:04.170
  • - Tony: Tony Evans inviting you
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  • to join me November 7 through 16
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  • in the Holy Land.
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  • We're sponsoring a trip
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  • to Israel along with Salem.
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  • Go to tonyevans.org, register.
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  • November 7 through 16, 2018.
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  • You be there because I will be
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