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February 14, 2021
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  • Tony Evans: God knowswhat you're like.
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  • He knows our propensity,and he has compassion
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  • when we come home.
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  • Come back home as quicklyas possible.
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  • Though your sins be as scarlet,they shall be white as snow.
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  • Though they be red like crimson,they shall be as wool.
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  • So, whatever inheritance,whatever God still wants to do
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  • for you, to you,through you, in you,
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  • don't lose anymore.
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  • Jesus Christ broke the curse,so don't ever talk
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  • about you being cursed againif you know Jesus Christ.
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  • The curse, the consequenceof the law is broken.
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  • The greatest miracle of all iswhen you get yourself
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  • in the blood of Jesus Christfor the forgiveness of sins
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  • and the gift of eternal life.
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  • Tony: Many of God's childrenare spiritual POWs,
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  • prisoners of war,trapped in a sin that
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  • they have been unable to break,trapped in a situation
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  • that is contrary to the willand Word of God
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  • from which they have not beenable to escape.
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  • Whether it is alcoholism,or drugs, or pornography,
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  • or gluttony, or profanity,
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  • whether it is lashing outin anger, in wrath,
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  • and inabilityto control one's temper,
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  • they find themselves caughtand unable to get out.
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  • I want to talk aboutthe consequence of addiction.
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  • The biblical word for whatthe world calls addiction
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  • is stronghold,because the biblical word,
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  • "stronghold", is referringto the spiritual nature
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  • of the addiction.
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  • A stronghold isa spiritually-based addiction,
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  • which means if you try to feel--fix an addiction,
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  • which is really a stronghold,without the right
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  • spiritual connection,you can't be released from it
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  • because you haven't dealt withthe core issue that's behind it.
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  • So you just dealwith the thing itself.
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  • We're living in a time whenpeople find themselves stuck.
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  • Today, I want to try to givea biblical mechanism
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  • for deliverance predicatedon an understanding
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  • that Christianscan find themselves
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  • in strongholdslike non-Christians.
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  • You don't have to be savedfor long to know
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  • that when you got savedyour flesh didn't disappear.
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  • Some of our flesh wasso well-trained
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  • when we weren't saved that whenwe got saved the flesh looked
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  • at that as a new opportunityto show how strong it really is.
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  • Even the most spiritual personin the New Testament,
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  • the Apostle Paul, struggled withsomething he couldn't shake.
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  • In Romans chapter 7,verses 14 to 24,
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  • Paul says he was doing thingshe did not want to do.
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  • He said he told himself,"You shouldn't do it."
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  • He said, "The willing was there.
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  • I was really serious,
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  • but the ability to pull itoff wasn't.
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  • I kept promising GodI'm not going to do it again.
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  • I kept promising God--
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  • I struggled between my fleshand my salvation,
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  • and the two were notgetting along."
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  • And so, this thingcalled stronghold,
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  • spiritual addictions,is spiritual slavery
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  • in some category of life,which is why he calls it
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  • in verse 14 a slave to sin.
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  • If you are sick--if you are a slave,
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  • that means you have a master.
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  • He calls the master sin.
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  • He doesn't call it a bad habit,he doesn't call it a mistake,
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  • he doesn't call it somethingthat, you know,
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  • you need to just get over,he calls it something
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  • that is in antithesisto the will and Word of God.
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  • So no, you don't just--you didn't just make a mistake
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  • over and over and over again.
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  • You had a master called sin.
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  • Because if you don't knowwho your master is,
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  • then you won't address itfor what it is.
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  • He calls it slavery,being under the whip
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  • of an entity that he calls sin.
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  • How does this strongholdor spiritual addiction,
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  • whatever category it is, occur?
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  • Because understanding thecause will lead us to the cure.
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  • When you're sickand you go to the doctor,
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  • he's going to try to findthe cause
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  • so he can give youthe right cure.
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  • Many of us are tryingto cure the wrong cause.
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  • So we're medicating somethingthat's not the problem
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  • and wonder why we're notgetting healthier spiritually.
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  • 2 Corinthians chapter 10,verse 2 says,
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  • "I ask that when I am presentI need not to be bold
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  • with the confidence with whichI propose to be courageous
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  • against somewho regard us
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  • as if we walk accordingto the flesh.
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  • For though we walk in the flesh,we do not war according
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  • to the flesh; for the weapons ofour warfare are not the flesh,
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  • but divinely powerful
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  • for the destructionof fortresses.
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  • We are destroying speculationsand every lofty thing raised up
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  • against the knowledge of God,and we are taking
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  • every thought captiveto the obedience of Christ."
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  • The problem of addiction,a sin that has mastered you,
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  • or us, or me--the problemof addiction has to do
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  • with a lofty thing, okay?
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  • You see that phrase?
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  • He says this lofty thing,in verse 5,
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  • has been raised upagainst the knowledge of God.
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  • What Paul is saying is,the reason
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  • why we stay defeated is becauseof our partition in the mind.
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  • There is a blockage in the mind.
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  • He says speculations and thoughtraised up petitioned out
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  • against the knowledge of God.
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  • So what the enemy does is,he sets up a partition
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  • in the mind so that the truthof God can't get through.
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  • And because he partials offyour thinking,
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  • your speculation,and your thoughts,
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  • no matter how many sermonsyou hear,
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  • it can't cross overto the other room
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  • because the other room is filledwith contradictory information,
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  • that the enemy doesn't wantthe knowledge of God
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  • to cross over into.
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  • He calls this other informationin the other half of the room,
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  • your partial-off mind--he calls that information
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  • knowledge and speculationagainst the knowledge of God.
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  • So the lofty thing iscontradicting what God says,
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  • what God thinks so that itdoesn't go all the way through.
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  • So what happens is thatthe enemy is able to keep
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  • the truth of Godfrom fully infiltrating
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  • your thought patterns so thatyou have victory one moment
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  • and defeat another moment.
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  • Tony: This blockingthrough a lofty thing
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  • keeps what he calls in verse 4the fortress, prison,
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  • or tomb operating.
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  • So, the momentyou think you getting out,
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  • you find out you still in,because it didn't cross over.
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  • It did--the partition made sureit didn't cross over.
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  • Now, the biblical wordfor this lofty thing is
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  • double-mindedness,double-mindedness.
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  • Double, two;mind, thought,
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  • thinking in two differentdirections at the same time.
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  • Partition.
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  • It is the job of Satanto keep you thinking
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  • in two ways at the same time.
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  • He doesn't mind you gettingGod's thoughts on Sunday
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  • as long as in the other roomyou have his thoughts on Monday.
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  • Because if he can get youto have God's thoughts on Sunday
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  • but get his thoughts on Monday,he can keep God's thoughts
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  • from penetratingthe whole of you.
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  • Therefore, God's thoughtsdon't last long
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  • because they're in competition.
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  • It's like on Sunday,after having incorporated
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  • the other worldviewall week long,
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  • somehow that diet worship willoverride and give you victory.
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  • He says, "No, you're operatingwith a partition,
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  • and that partition cancels outthe knowledge of God,
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  • making it incapable of your mindbeing able to take
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  • every thought captiveto the obedience to Christ."
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  • So in order for the penetrationof God's truth to bring victory
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  • in the area of the strongholddue to the vise grip of sin
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  • that has been amplified by Satanand demons--
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  • in order for that to beovercome,
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  • that wall must be taken down
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  • in order that the fortress,the prison might be destroyed,
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  • not remodeled.
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  • And the tricky part of this,the tricky part is that
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  • the other part of the room,the part
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  • that's not from God feels righta lot of the time.
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  • See, the reason why Satancan keep us track--
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  • trapped is when we don't likewhat God wants
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  • and come to somelogical conclusion about it;
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  • that we can toss a littleJesus's name on top of it,
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  • we think then then it must beokay when it's the devil
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  • controlling the other sideof the room of our minds.
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  • And when we understand thisand grasp this,
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  • it becomesa transforming truth that,
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  • "Wait a minute.
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  • I have a divided mind,and that's why it doesn't stick.
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  • It can stay therefor a day or a week,
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  • but it doesn't stick.
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  • And even when it comes back,I don't have victory over it.
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  • It has victory over me."
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  • So if that's the problem,how do we do this?
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  • How do we do this?
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  • How do we begin now to removethe partition so there is
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  • no longer a division in the mindso that now God's knowledge
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  • flows through and the fortressis destroyed
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  • and all the speculationthat's holding me hostage?
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  • Back to our original passage,John 8.
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  • He says in John chapter 8,verse 31 and 32,
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  • "If you continue in my Word,then you will know--
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  • then you are truly my disciplesand you will know the truth,
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  • and the truthwill make you free."
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  • You only are going to be freedby the truth, okay?
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  • Nobody will disagree with that,so let me say it another way.
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  • You will only be freeby the truth,
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  • not what you believe to be true.
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  • Paul said in the Scripture wejust read in 2 Corinthians 10,
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  • "We do not war accordingto the flesh."
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  • The flesh can't fix the flesh.
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  • You can try to manage it.
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  • You can try to force it down.
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  • You can try to makea new year's resolution.
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  • You can promise you're nevergoing to do it again.
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  • You can talk to yourself.
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  • You can go to the counselor.
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  • You can take medication;
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  • but if it'sa spiritual sin issue,
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  • what we do is go to the thingthat's the problem
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  • to fix the problem.
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  • He says, "No.
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  • What you must do,first and foremost,
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  • is continue in my truth."
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  • Look, verse 31 he says,"I want you to continue
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  • in my truthand you will know the truth."
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  • You must abide in the truth.
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  • We don't abide in the truth;we visit it.
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  • No--he says,"No, no, no, no, no.
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  • To have victoryover the master of sin,
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  • you must abide in the truth."
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  • I want you to readRomans 6, 7, and 8,
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  • those three chapters.
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  • Romans 6, 7, and 8.
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  • Why?
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  • 'Cause Romans 6, 7, and 8is going to tell you the truth
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  • about the master called sin,whatever that sin is.
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  • In chapter 6,Paul is going to tell you
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  • about your new identityin Christ.
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  • He's going to tell youyou've been baptized with Christ
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  • and you are notwho you used to be.
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  • Paul's going to tell youto shift your identification
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  • in your newness in Christand therefore,
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  • verse 11 of chapter 6,consider your old person dead.
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  • That's not who you are.
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  • Then he's going to cometo chapter 7 and he's going--
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  • Paul is going to tell you,"I struggled like you struggle.
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  • I had some things in my life--"He doesn't tell us what it is,
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  • which is good,'cause then
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  • you can put your stuffin that chapter.
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  • He says, "And I struggled;
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  • and the thingI didn't want to do,
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  • the things I did; and I didn'twant it and it kept coming back;
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  • and I resisted it,but it showed up again,
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  • until I got to chapter 8and understood the power
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  • of the Holy Spirit and thatthe law of the Spirit is greater
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  • than the law of sin and death."
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  • So that in verse 13 he says,"Therefore, I have no longer
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  • any obligation to the fleshwhen I understood that
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  • I got this supernatural peacewhen it's tied to the truth."
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  • So if you are strugglingwith something,
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  • if you are a believer, every dayfor this week read chapter 6, 7,
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  • and 8 of the Book of Romansover and over again
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  • and let the medicine seep downand abide in you.
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  • "Because when you continuein my Word,
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  • you will then know the truth andthe truth will set you free."
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  • Because when you lookat verse 36,
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  • "So if the Son makes you free,you will be free indeed."
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  • Okay.
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  • Wait a minute.Wait a minutes.
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  • We got a little issue here.
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  • 'Cause verse 32 says,"And you will know the truth
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  • and the truth willmake you free," right?
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  • That's what it says.
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  • But in verse 36 it says,"So if the Son makes you free,
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  • you will be free indeed."
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  • Wait a minute.
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  • In the first one,the truth will make me free;
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  • but in the second one,the Son sets me free.
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  • In the first one, I'm free,but in the second one,
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  • I'm free indeed.
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  • So, what's the differencebetween being made free
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  • and being set free,and what's the difference
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  • between being freeand free indeed?
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  • What's the difference here?
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  • If somebody comesand you are in jail,
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  • and comes up to you and says,"Someone has just purchased bail
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  • for you--posted bail for you,"you're going to shout,
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  • you're going to applaud.
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  • Somebody has paidwhat you need to get out.
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  • You're going to celebrate--
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  • "Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.I'm free."
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  • But you're still in jail.
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  • You're free'cause bail has been posted,
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  • but you're not out.
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  • But you are free.
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  • Because once you post bailthat has been accepted,
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  • you're free.
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  • But then they got to dopaperwork.
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  • They got to do the paperwork.
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  • So there is often a gapbetween legally being free
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  • and being out.
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  • The Word of God, post bail,
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  • but the Son has the keyto the lock.
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  • The bail makes you free;the Son sets you free.
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  • It's one thing to be in jailand to hear somebody
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  • has posted bail.
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  • It's a whole bunch of otherstuff when folks see you
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  • walk out of the jailhouseand see that you are free.
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  • Jesus made his freedom visibleon Sunday morning.
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  • You know, this isthe month of February,
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  • and everybody's talkingabout this as naturally
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  • as African-AmericanHistory Month.
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  • In 1863 Abraham Lincoln signedthe Emancipation Proclamation,
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  • but folks in Texas and Louisianaand Arkansas didn't find out
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  • about it till June 19th, 1865.
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  • So there was a gapbetween legal freedom,
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  • and there was a gap betweenthe experience of freedom.
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  • Not because the proclamationhadn't been signed,
  • 00:22:13.255 --> 00:22:16.225
  • it was 'cause folkdidn't know about it.
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  • So, one reason you can staya slave is
  • 00:22:19.061 --> 00:22:21.964
  • 'cause nobody told youhow to be free.
  • 00:22:21.964 --> 00:22:26.168
  • Oh, but there's another wayyou can stay a slave.
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  • Somebody can tell youthat you are free,
  • 00:22:29.605 --> 00:22:32.941
  • but you've gotten so usedto living on the plantation
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  • that you don't exercisethe freedom that you have.
  • 00:22:36.578 --> 00:22:41.483
  • So, a lot of folksstayed in slavery,
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  • who had been set free.
  • 00:22:43.919 --> 00:22:45.521
  • 'Cause they had gottenso used to being there,
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  • they didn't want to takethe risk of freedom.
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  • On the cross Jesus signedyour Emancipation Proclamation
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  • and everybody who trusts Christis redeemed,
  • 00:22:55.731 --> 00:22:59.768
  • but Satan doesn't want youto know that.
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  • He wants a partition upin your mind
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  • so that you don't believeyou can walk in freedom.
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  • But I'm here to tell you todaythat he who the Son sets free
  • 00:23:08.710 --> 00:23:13.916
  • is free indeed, but onlyif you continue in his Word.
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  • You continue in his Word,you call on the Son,
  • 00:23:19.721 --> 00:23:23.459
  • and then you can declare,like a great man
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  • a few years ago in 1963in Washington, D.C.,
  • 00:23:26.562 --> 00:23:33.001
  • "Free at last, free at last.
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  • I thank God Almighty withmy stronghold I'm free at last."
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Tony: Slavery isa terrible thing.
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  • It's where you're beingheld hostage by something
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  • or someone that seeksto own you against your will.
  • 00:23:57.326 --> 00:24:03.999
  • Far too many people todayare slaves to themselves,
  • 00:24:03.999 --> 00:24:09.771
  • slaves to alcohol,slaves to drugs, slave to sex,
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  • slaves to wary.
  • 00:24:14.510 --> 00:24:16.678
  • Slavery comes in all kindsof shapes and sizes.
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  • The one thing about it is,it owns you.
  • 00:24:20.582 --> 00:24:23.785
  • It tells you how you're goingto think,
  • 00:24:23.785 --> 00:24:25.554
  • how you're going to feel,what you're going to do,
  • 00:24:25.554 --> 00:24:27.656
  • where you're going to go;and you obey it,
  • 00:24:27.656 --> 00:24:30.492
  • I obey it because we becomechained to it,
  • 00:24:30.492 --> 00:24:35.864
  • and then we bearthe consequences
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  • of that reality.
  • 00:24:38.200 --> 00:24:41.136
  • What we used to control,now controls us,
  • 00:24:41.136 --> 00:24:44.806
  • and we often findit will not let us go easily.
  • 00:24:44.806 --> 00:24:49.945
  • Well, the good news is,God is the--he is the--
  • 00:24:49.945 --> 00:24:53.448
  • he's the breaker of the chainsthat are holding us hostage.
  • 00:24:53.448 --> 00:25:00.856
  • He's got the keys.
  • 00:25:00.856 --> 00:25:02.291
  • He knows how to unlockthe handcuffs.
  • 00:25:02.291 --> 00:25:05.460
  • When we connectwith a relationship with him,
  • 00:25:05.460 --> 00:25:12.200
  • based on our dependence on hisSpirit tied to the Word of God,
  • 00:25:12.200 --> 00:25:18.273
  • you will find that the chainsthat hold it--
  • 00:25:18.273 --> 00:25:21.877
  • or are holding you hostageno longer are made
  • 00:25:21.877 --> 00:25:25.280
  • of unbreakable steel becauseGod has the key to release you.
  • 00:25:25.280 --> 00:25:33.088
  • It's time to be released.
  • 00:25:33.088 --> 00:25:35.657
  • No more being ownedby the illegitimate.
  • 00:25:35.657 --> 00:25:38.160
  • No more being a slaveto the slave master Satan,
  • 00:25:38.160 --> 00:25:43.098
  • to the incarceration cellof the world,
  • 00:25:43.098 --> 00:25:47.269
  • or to the uncontrollablepassions of the flesh.
  • 00:25:47.269 --> 00:25:51.440
  • Why?
  • 00:25:51.440 --> 00:25:53.308
  • Because God offers freedom.
  • 00:25:53.308 --> 00:25:57.079
  • And to be free, free at last,free at last?
  • 00:25:57.079 --> 00:26:02.651
  • When you experience this,you will thank God
  • 00:26:02.651 --> 00:26:06.855
  • that you are free at last.
  • 00:26:06.855 --> 00:26:08.924
  • God is offering you and mefreedom from anything
  • 00:26:08.924 --> 00:26:12.060
  • illegitimately holding ushostage
  • 00:26:12.060 --> 00:26:15.297
  • so we can be releasedfrom its consequences.
  • 00:26:15.297 --> 00:26:18.800
  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪♪♪
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