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February 7, 2021
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  • male announcer: This programis paid for by the friends and
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  • partners of Ed Young Television.
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  • male announcer: Welcome tothe international broadcast
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  • ministry of Ed Young.
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  • Here at Ed Young Television, ourmission is to make the complex
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  • simple as he speaks truthto people in ways they can
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  • understand and apply totheir everyday lives.
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  • And now here is pastor, author,and speaker Pastor Ed Young.
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  • Pastor Ed Young: Thank youso much for watching today.
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  • Ed: Today, I'm going to talkabout fishing again.
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  • Fishing is a popular subjectin the Bible.
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  • Maybe that's why I like to fish.
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  • I always tell people fishing isa biblical sport.
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  • I've been fishing for a longtime.
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  • I've had the opportunity to evenbe on some fishing shows.
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  • I know, it's hard to believebut I have.
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  • A couple of years ago, a cameracrew and I traveled
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  • to the Bahamas, and we did somevery unusual fishing.
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  • Check it out.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Ed: Now we're in business baby.
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  • We're catching sharks in a veryunusual way, a very difficult
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  • way, which is on a fly rodand a lot of people think how
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  • can I catch a shark on justa bunch of feathers.
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  • I got it right here.
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  • A little bit of chum, a littlebit of blood in the water,
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  • the sharks show up.
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  • male: One of my guys bittenby a shark last year.
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  • Ed: No way.
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  • male: Oh, yeah, bringingin the boat.
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  • Ed: Here's a shark comingup about two o'clock.
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  • See it?
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  • Hot line.
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  • Somebody tied a faulty knot,named Ed Young.
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  • You've gotta have your rightknots.
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  • It's not easy just to goout and and catch a shark.
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  • You really have to work at it.
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  • You have to think about itto entice them to get them
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  • to take the fly.
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  • There's shark right here, righthere, see it?
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  • Shark, shark, spinner shark.
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  • It's coming.Trying to find the scent.
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  • Picking up speed as hegets closer.
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  • He's on it.
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  • Fish on, yeah baby!Fish on!
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  • Shark city, USA.
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  • Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow.
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  • Oh, he'll bite the fool-- hecouldn't resist the fly.
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  • He got it.
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  • We're gonna turn him back loose,but I'm telling you, he cannot
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  • resist the temptationof the chum and the fly.
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  • A shark on a fly rod.
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  • Ed: Well, what if I told youthat someone's trying to
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  • catch you?
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  • What if I told you that someoneis tying a fly just for you
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  • and the fly is individualized,it's customized.
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  • And the fly will be presentedto you over and over and then
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  • what if I told you that thisfisherman wants to catch you,
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  • to reel you in, to drag youinto the boat.
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  • Some are like, "Come on man.
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  • You gotta be kidding me,that's a stretch.
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  • Someone is fishing for me?"
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  • Well, the answer is a resoundingyes, because as you look
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  • at the Scriptures you see Jesuswas all about fishing.
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  • As I said earlier, Jesus fishedand he said, "Once we become
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  • followers, we're to fish."
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  • Jesus fishes for you and me.
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  • We have a choice either to takethe bait, to get hooked or not.
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  • Conversely, the devil, that'sright, the devil also
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  • is fishing.
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  • He wants to keep you and mefrom discovering this incredible
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  • purpose, this amazing plan thatGod has for our lives and if we
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  • could see the agenda that Godhas for us we wouldn't
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  • believe it.
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  • We'd be like, "Are you kiddingme?
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  • It's that amazing?
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  • It's that awesome?"
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  • That's the kind of plan that Godhas, so the enemy-- he wants
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  • to keep us from God's purpose.
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  • How does he do that?
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  • Through temptation,through fishing.
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  • In fact, the whole word,the whole concept of being
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  • tempted, of being enticed.
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  • It's a fisherman's term.
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  • The picturebehind the phraseology
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  • in the book of James,for example, James chapter 1
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  • in the original language.
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  • The term is
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  • [speaking foreign language]
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  • That's hard to say.
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  • [speaking foreign language]
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  • It means literally to lurea fish from cover to trap
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  • a fish.
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  • So yes Jesus is the mastercaster and I would say Satan is
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  • the caster of disaster, how'bout that?
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  • Jesus wants to move usfrom death to life.
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  • The devil wants to move usfrom life to death.
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  • That's his agenda.
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  • Now you might be goin' Ed comeon man.
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  • Are you telling me that youbelieve, that you really believe
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  • in a dark personal sinisterforce called the devil?
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  • I mean, you've you've beeneducated.
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  • You've done Master's work,doctorate work, you're telling
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  • me you believe that.
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  • Yes, all you have to do is lookaround and see our world is
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  • insane.
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  • Am I the only one?No.
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  • Look at the genocide.
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  • Look at the racism.
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  • Look at the violence.
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  • How do you explain porn,for example, being a 97 billion
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  • dollar industry worldwide?
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  • How do you explain child abuse?
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  • How do you explain the maritalmayhem and the fragmented
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  • families?
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  • How do you explain that?
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  • A damaged chromosome?
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  • Your nursery was paintedthe wrong color.
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  • Your diapers were put ontoo tight.
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  • No no no.
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  • It's much more deeper.
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  • It's much darker than that.
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  • There is someone calledthe enemy and he has organized
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  • and he's customized temptations,just for you and for me.
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  • But we shouldn't run scared.
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  • We shouldn't go, "Oh no,I just can't live my life,
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  • because the force is toostrong," and isn't it tempting
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  • when we're involvedin temptation to say,
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  • "Well, I'm the onlyone dealing with this.
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  • I mean, no one really is dealingwith what I'm dealing with.
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  • I'm the only one."
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  • Well, that's not true.
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  • And then sometimeswe'll say--
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  • I've said this before,
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  • "Well, peer pressure.
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  • I mean, everybodyelse is doing it,
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  • so I guess I can just join inand do that," and then we'll
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  • think, "Well, youknow, if I do this,
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  • no one will know, and if Ifall into this temptation,
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  • I sort of deserve it.
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  • You know, life is short.
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  • You gotta go for it."
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  • Go with your feelings, right?
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  • Well, what did I do when Icaught that big lemon shark?
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  • I did three things and this isa threefold process that we see
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  • in temptation.
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  • First of all, I tied a flyseductively.
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  • I'm going to tie a fly rightnow.
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  • I love to tie fliesand for those of you who don't
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  • really know that muchabout fishing, I enjoy all types
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  • of fishing, but my favorite typeof fishing is fly fishing.
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  • And when you fly fish, you'recasting the weight of the line.
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  • If you fish conventionally, likeyou would in a lake or whatever,
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  • it's the weight of the baitthat propels it out there.
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  • When I'm thinking about tying,for example, a shark fly, sharks
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  • love the color red.
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  • Very seductive color, verysexy color.
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  • So here's how I tie that flythat caught that shark.
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  • I'll take the thread and this iscalled a vice.
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  • And I'll make a thread base.
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  • The enemy is looking atyour life.
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  • He's looking at my lifeand going, what can I use?
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  • What is the best fly to takethat girl out?
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  • Maybe it's-- I don't know, maybeit's greed.
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  • I don't know maybe it's, maybeit's priorities, getting your
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  • priorities all screwed up.
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  • Or maybe he looks at a guyand goes, Wow a fly.
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  • So many temptations dealwith the fly when it comes
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  • to a guy, right?
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  • That was good.That was good.
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  • Some of you might get thatlater, but anyway, when I'm
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  • tying, when I'm tying a sharkfly for example, sharks love
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  • bright colors.
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  • Color matters whenyou're fishing.
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  • It really does.
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  • Some people would argue that,but I've fished long enough
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  • and I've asked the right peoplethe right questions long enough
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  • to know that fish keyin on certain colors.
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  • So what I'm gonna do when I'mfishing for a shark is this
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  • shark is going to think this isa piece of sushi.
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  • I mean, this shark is goingto go, "Wow, I love" it.
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  • So, what I'll do is I'll tiethese feathers on the hook.
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  • Fly tying is very theraputic.
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  • If you don't do it, youlike to fish, just try it.
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  • You'll like it.
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  • So I tie this on the hook,
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  • and that's what the enemy'sdoing right now.
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  • I mean, God doesn't want usto to be afraid of it but it's
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  • just the reality and I love howthe Bible keeps it real,
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  • you know?
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  • The Bible is a treatise on howto deal with temptation.
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  • But there's an upsideto temptation that we're gonna
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  • talk about.
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  • Yeah, there's a horrendous side,but there's also a tremendous
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  • side to temptation.
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  • So I got that fly, that'slooking good.
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  • A shark would love that.
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  • And let me see what else.
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  • Oh, I got to put some flashin the fly.
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  • You got to have some flash,don't you?
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  • You do.
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  • I mean, what's a flywithout flash, what's
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  • a temptation without flash.
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  • You've got to have some flashin there.
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  • It's just like, you get thatshark's attention and that's
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  • what the Devil does in allof our lives.
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  • He just gets our attentionand he's like, man just look
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  • at it.
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  • I know you wouldn't do it.
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  • But just look at it.
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  • I mean, it ain't gonna hurt youto look at it, you know
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  • and the little flash in there.
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  • And all right.
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  • Well, it's pretty, prettyseductive, doesn't it?
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  • If you're a shark, I'm tellingyou sharks they love this.
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  • So then I'll tie some knots.
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  • Boom boom.
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  • Boom boom, boom boom.
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  • We're ready to go.
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  • Right now, that's it.
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  • Look at that fly.
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  • Devil himself is tying a flyfor you.
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  • Why?
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  • Because you matter so much.
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  • Why?
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  • Because you're so amazing.Why?
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  • Because he knows what's gonnahappen as you continue to do
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  • what God wants you to do.
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  • That's why you're feelingtemptation.
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  • So temptation should tip us off.
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  • It should be like, Whoa, Imatter that much.
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  • I mean, my future is thatbright.
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  • You see that's where the devilis stupid.
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  • The devil is not omnipresent,but he is organized.
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  • And he has an organized planto keep us from the best.
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  • So it starts with the fly.
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  • He ties the fly seductively.
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  • Also notice something else thathe does in his process.
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  • He chums strategically.
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  • What is chum?
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  • You saw it.
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  • You cut some fish up, throw itin the water, and the fish
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  • will come.
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  • And pretty much fisherman saywhen you chum
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  • the big sharks will come.
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  • Ed: The devil is chummingin your life and mine.
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  • Just throwing some stuffout there, saying I know, I know
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  • you wouldn't do it but justthink about it.
  • 00:14:00.252 --> 00:14:03.522
  • What would it be like to holdher and I know you're married
  • 00:14:03.522 --> 00:14:06.892
  • but just think about it.
  • 00:14:06.892 --> 00:14:08.260
  • What would it be like to holdher in your arms.
  • 00:14:08.260 --> 00:14:10.896
  • I mean, what would it belike to be with him.
  • 00:14:10.896 --> 00:14:15.200
  • I know you wouldn't do itbut what would it be like to lie
  • 00:14:15.200 --> 00:14:19.071
  • and to exaggerate to makethe extra a bit of money.
  • 00:14:19.071 --> 00:14:22.708
  • And just I know you wouldn't doit, just think about what would
  • 00:14:22.708 --> 00:14:26.145
  • it be like to cheat at school.
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  • I mean, you don't have to studyas much and I mean, just I know
  • 00:14:28.580 --> 00:14:31.350
  • you wouldn't do it but-- He'schumming.
  • 00:14:31.350 --> 00:14:36.855
  • He's chumming.
  • 00:14:36.855 --> 00:14:38.590
  • And then notice something else.
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  • I gotta have my fly rightout for this.
  • 00:14:39.925 --> 00:14:42.494
  • Watch out.
  • 00:14:42.494 --> 00:14:44.897
  • He then casts aggressively.
  • 00:14:44.897 --> 00:14:53.439
  • The devil's a caster, man.
  • 00:14:57.042 --> 00:14:59.078
  • See if I get this fly here.
  • 00:14:59.078 --> 00:15:02.648
  • Oh, yeah here comes.
  • 00:15:02.648 --> 00:15:04.016
  • He's casting.
  • 00:15:04.016 --> 00:15:05.351
  • Watch out.
  • 00:15:05.351 --> 00:15:07.987
  • He casts.
  • 00:15:07.987 --> 00:15:10.322
  • He cast.
  • 00:15:10.322 --> 00:15:12.825
  • The devil does.
  • 00:15:12.825 --> 00:15:14.693
  • So we see somebody's patient.
  • 00:15:14.693 --> 00:15:16.395
  • You see somebody, he's like,"Okay, okay.
  • 00:15:16.395 --> 00:15:19.765
  • Yeah father of three yeah, and Iknow, it's kinda crazy at home.
  • 00:15:19.765 --> 00:15:24.269
  • So I'll tell you what I'm gonnado.
  • 00:15:24.269 --> 00:15:25.871
  • I'm going to put that attractivecoworker at the office.
  • 00:15:25.871 --> 00:15:31.944
  • I know, you won't do anything,but--" And he fishes, right?
  • 00:15:31.944 --> 00:15:38.851
  • He fishes.
  • 00:15:38.851 --> 00:15:40.219
  • He casts.
  • 00:15:40.219 --> 00:15:41.553
  • He casts accurately, he castsaggressively.
  • 00:15:41.553 --> 00:15:45.057
  • He'll do all sorts of casts,backhand casts.
  • 00:15:45.057 --> 00:15:48.660
  • Boom.
  • 00:15:48.660 --> 00:15:52.731
  • He'll do short casts.
  • 00:15:52.731 --> 00:15:55.067
  • Boom.
  • 00:15:55.067 --> 00:15:58.003
  • And sometimes they'll dothe long cast.
  • 00:15:58.003 --> 00:16:00.639
  • But he's casting.
  • 00:16:00.639 --> 00:16:02.007
  • He's patient.
  • 00:16:02.007 --> 00:16:03.342
  • It's like it's okay.
  • 00:16:03.342 --> 00:16:04.710
  • It's okay.
  • 00:16:04.710 --> 00:16:06.045
  • I know you wouldn't do it.
  • 00:16:06.045 --> 00:16:07.413
  • In your position you wouldn't dothat but I mean, just you know,
  • 00:16:07.413 --> 00:16:10.616
  • it's just gonna be out thereand-- Temptation.
  • 00:16:10.616 --> 00:16:16.121
  • Isn't it funny, we don'tlike to talk about temptation.
  • 00:16:16.121 --> 00:16:18.791
  • It's kind of a negative subject.
  • 00:16:18.791 --> 00:16:21.226
  • It's like, wow, I mean, I cameto church today, and you're
  • 00:16:21.226 --> 00:16:25.631
  • talkin' about temptation.
  • 00:16:25.631 --> 00:16:27.099
  • It's a doggy downer, man,doesn't really feel good.
  • 00:16:27.099 --> 00:16:31.270
  • Well, we're going to seethe good side.
  • 00:16:31.270 --> 00:16:34.273
  • The positive side of temptation.
  • 00:16:34.273 --> 00:16:37.009
  • There is a horrendous sideand there is a tremendous side
  • 00:16:37.009 --> 00:16:40.546
  • to temptation.
  • 00:16:40.546 --> 00:16:41.914
  • What is tempting you right now?
  • 00:16:41.914 --> 00:16:43.816
  • Who is tempting you right now?
  • 00:16:43.816 --> 00:16:46.185
  • Think about that temptation.
  • 00:16:46.185 --> 00:16:49.121
  • Now if you're away from God,you're not going to really feel
  • 00:16:49.121 --> 00:16:51.890
  • the pull of temptation.
  • 00:16:51.890 --> 00:16:54.259
  • Because the enemy has youand he's not really messing
  • 00:16:54.259 --> 00:16:57.563
  • with you that much.
  • 00:16:57.563 --> 00:16:58.897
  • He's like man that girl'salready hooked.
  • 00:16:58.897 --> 00:17:00.699
  • He's already hooked.
  • 00:17:00.699 --> 00:17:02.234
  • Did you notice the shark?
  • 00:17:02.234 --> 00:17:03.702
  • When I hooked a shark, the sharkdidn't know he was hooked
  • 00:17:03.702 --> 00:17:07.039
  • for a while.
  • 00:17:07.039 --> 00:17:08.373
  • I mean that shark took the fly.
  • 00:17:08.373 --> 00:17:10.609
  • He's like, "Oh boy, free sushi."
  • 00:17:10.609 --> 00:17:12.744
  • He's gone and you can tell itby the way sharks swim.
  • 00:17:12.744 --> 00:17:16.715
  • And suddenly, thoughafter a while he feels
  • 00:17:16.715 --> 00:17:19.818
  • the force.
  • 00:17:19.818 --> 00:17:21.420
  • He feels the steel.
  • 00:17:21.420 --> 00:17:23.822
  • And he starts thrashingand splashing.
  • 00:17:23.822 --> 00:17:27.392
  • What happens when we're hookedwith temptation?
  • 00:17:27.392 --> 00:17:29.795
  • What happens when I've beenhooked with temptation?
  • 00:17:29.795 --> 00:17:32.297
  • Oh I've gotten away.
  • 00:17:32.297 --> 00:17:34.500
  • No one will know.
  • 00:17:34.500 --> 00:17:36.668
  • And some of you right nowthinking, Man, I've been doin'
  • 00:17:36.668 --> 00:17:39.404
  • what you're saying.
  • 00:17:39.404 --> 00:17:40.973
  • I've been cheating on my spouse.
  • 00:17:40.973 --> 00:17:43.809
  • I've been messing around.
  • 00:17:43.809 --> 00:17:46.011
  • You know my priorities are allyou know jacked up.
  • 00:17:46.011 --> 00:17:48.981
  • I've been living this lie.
  • 00:17:48.981 --> 00:17:50.315
  • I've been lying a lotand everything is cool.
  • 00:17:50.315 --> 00:17:53.218
  • You know, I'm making a lotof money.
  • 00:17:53.218 --> 00:17:54.586
  • I'm successful.
  • 00:17:54.586 --> 00:17:55.921
  • I'm the man.
  • 00:17:55.921 --> 00:17:57.289
  • I'm the girl.
  • 00:17:57.289 --> 00:17:58.624
  • Think about that shark.
  • 00:17:58.624 --> 00:18:00.559
  • Everything's fine.
  • 00:18:00.559 --> 00:18:02.694
  • Had the feathers in his mouth.
  • 00:18:02.694 --> 00:18:04.029
  • He thought it was sushi.
  • 00:18:04.029 --> 00:18:05.397
  • Everything is cool.
  • 00:18:05.397 --> 00:18:06.732
  • He's just swimming in the warmBahamian waters.
  • 00:18:06.732 --> 00:18:08.567
  • All of a sudden...
  • 00:18:08.567 --> 00:18:12.070
  • Hooked.
  • 00:18:12.070 --> 00:18:14.406
  • Then you have thrashingand splashing.
  • 00:18:14.406 --> 00:18:16.241
  • You had the collateral damage,don't you?
  • 00:18:16.241 --> 00:18:18.911
  • You're at people, situations.
  • 00:18:18.911 --> 00:18:23.015
  • Unlike me, you know when I catcha fish, I release the fish.
  • 00:18:23.015 --> 00:18:26.051
  • The devil, what does he do?
  • 00:18:26.051 --> 00:18:28.887
  • Takes the fish.
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  • Calls the taxidermist.
  • 00:18:30.255 --> 00:18:33.859
  • And he has an impressive trophyroom, all these believers
  • 00:18:33.859 --> 00:18:38.063
  • caught...
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  • Amen.
  • 00:18:40.399 --> 00:18:45.604
  • Well, the Bible says in Jameschapter 1, now James is the half
  • 00:18:45.604 --> 00:18:50.609
  • brother of Jesus, so here's whatI love about the book of James.
  • 00:18:50.609 --> 00:18:53.712
  • Think about this.
  • 00:18:53.712 --> 00:18:55.180
  • You can't fool your family.
  • 00:18:55.180 --> 00:18:57.649
  • I mean, this is Jesus' brother.
  • 00:18:57.649 --> 00:19:01.753
  • Radically a follower of hisbrother Jesus and here's what
  • 00:19:01.753 --> 00:19:06.758
  • he says.
  • 00:19:06.758 --> 00:19:08.126
  • "Let nobody say when they'retempted, 'Oh God is
  • 00:19:08.126 --> 00:19:10.829
  • tempting me.'"
  • 00:19:10.829 --> 00:19:12.764
  • On social media, what do we do?We love to tag people.
  • 00:19:12.764 --> 00:19:14.499
  • Well, the Bible says don't tagGod with temptation.
  • 00:19:14.499 --> 00:19:16.768
  • God does not tempt anyone.
  • 00:19:16.768 --> 00:19:19.271
  • The devil tempts us to make usdo wrong.
  • 00:19:19.271 --> 00:19:23.041
  • God tests us tomake us...strong.
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  • That's the deal.
  • 00:19:27.879 --> 00:19:29.448
  • So God cannot tempt, why?
  • 00:19:29.448 --> 00:19:32.284
  • Why can't God tempt?
  • 00:19:32.284 --> 00:19:34.786
  • Because God cannoteven entertain evil.
  • 00:19:34.786 --> 00:19:37.956
  • So for God to tempt youor me would be for God
  • 00:19:37.956 --> 00:19:40.559
  • to cease being God.
  • 00:19:40.559 --> 00:19:42.427
  • The enemy does it.
  • 00:19:42.427 --> 00:19:43.829
  • And James just breaks it down,say breaks it down.
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  • I love it.
  • 00:19:45.998 --> 00:19:47.332
  • Breaks it down.
  • 00:19:47.332 --> 00:19:48.700
  • He breaks it down.
  • 00:19:48.700 --> 00:19:50.035
  • He gets even more specificinto the process.
  • 00:19:50.035 --> 00:19:52.604
  • Verse 14, each one.
  • 00:19:52.604 --> 00:19:54.206
  • I told you it wasindividualized.
  • 00:19:54.206 --> 00:19:55.674
  • Each one.
  • 00:19:55.674 --> 00:19:57.075
  • There's a fly being tiedfor you.
  • 00:19:57.075 --> 00:19:58.977
  • "Each one you and me is temptedwhen he is dragged away, enticed
  • 00:19:58.977 --> 00:20:02.981
  • and battled."
  • 00:20:02.981 --> 00:20:04.316
  • Again, there's our word
  • 00:20:04.316 --> 00:20:05.684
  • [speaking foreign language].
  • 00:20:05.684 --> 00:20:07.019
  • The word I talkedabout in the introductory
  • 00:20:07.019 --> 00:20:08.587
  • remarks.
  • 00:20:08.587 --> 00:20:09.955
  • To lure a fish, to draw a fishout of cover.
  • 00:20:09.955 --> 00:20:12.524
  • When the illicit desire isconceived, it gives birth
  • 00:20:12.524 --> 00:20:16.161
  • to sin.
  • 00:20:16.161 --> 00:20:17.529
  • When sin has run its course, itgives birth to death.
  • 00:20:17.529 --> 00:20:20.599
  • Here's what's interestingabout life.
  • 00:20:20.599 --> 00:20:24.303
  • And especially about temptation.
  • 00:20:24.303 --> 00:20:26.371
  • We choose our choices, but wedon't choose our consequences.
  • 00:20:26.371 --> 00:20:32.077
  • So we have to rely on Godto give us the wisdom to look
  • 00:20:32.077 --> 00:20:35.714
  • past the hook, to look pastthe cast, to the consequences
  • 00:20:35.714 --> 00:20:41.653
  • and that is this partof temptation.
  • 00:20:41.653 --> 00:20:43.822
  • But then James continuesin verse 16.
  • 00:20:43.822 --> 00:20:46.091
  • Don't be misled.
  • 00:20:46.091 --> 00:20:47.492
  • In other words, don't be fooledby this sexy looking fly.
  • 00:20:47.492 --> 00:20:51.797
  • By the chum in the water,by this accurate caster called
  • 00:20:51.797 --> 00:20:56.234
  • the devil.
  • 00:20:56.234 --> 00:20:57.569
  • Don't be misled.
  • 00:20:57.569 --> 00:20:58.904
  • Every good thing, and everyperfect gift is from above.
  • 00:20:58.904 --> 00:21:03.508
  • And you'll see, from the fatherof lights.
  • 00:21:03.508 --> 00:21:06.378
  • And then verse 18, and here'ssome good news.
  • 00:21:06.378 --> 00:21:08.814
  • We're gonna, we're kindof turning it here.
  • 00:21:08.814 --> 00:21:10.916
  • "It was of his own will that hegave us birth by the word
  • 00:21:10.916 --> 00:21:15.120
  • of truth, so that we would bea kind of firstfruits of his
  • 00:21:15.120 --> 00:21:19.725
  • creatures."
  • 00:21:19.725 --> 00:21:21.660
  • I love that.
  • 00:21:21.660 --> 00:21:24.129
  • I have a birthday.
  • 00:21:24.129 --> 00:21:26.565
  • Write this down.
  • 00:21:26.565 --> 00:21:29.101
  • I'm joking.
  • 00:21:29.101 --> 00:21:30.435
  • March 16, that's my birthday.
  • 00:21:30.435 --> 00:21:32.938
  • I didn't have anything to dowith my birthday.
  • 00:21:32.938 --> 00:21:35.273
  • My parents just got together.
  • 00:21:35.273 --> 00:21:37.843
  • Nine months earlier and I wasborn.
  • 00:21:37.843 --> 00:21:41.847
  • I had nothing to do with mybirth, nor did you.
  • 00:21:41.847 --> 00:21:46.017
  • That's my first birthday.
  • 00:21:46.017 --> 00:21:47.486
  • My second birthday occurred whenI was younger and I became
  • 00:21:47.486 --> 00:21:52.491
  • a follower of Christ.
  • 00:21:52.491 --> 00:21:53.825
  • I was born again.
  • 00:21:53.825 --> 00:21:56.161
  • You've heard that phrase before,born again.
  • 00:21:56.161 --> 00:21:58.063
  • What does that mean?
  • 00:21:58.063 --> 00:21:59.464
  • Well, here's how you're bornagain.
  • 00:21:59.464 --> 00:22:01.099
  • The word of God and the spiritof God get together and because
  • 00:22:01.099 --> 00:22:06.738
  • of that we have a new birth.
  • 00:22:06.738 --> 00:22:09.741
  • And I just told you the secretof dealing with temptation, one
  • 00:22:09.741 --> 00:22:14.946
  • of the secrets.
  • 00:22:14.946 --> 00:22:16.281
  • How do I deal with temptation?
  • 00:22:16.281 --> 00:22:17.649
  • It seems like, man I can't dealwith it.
  • 00:22:17.649 --> 00:22:19.084
  • It's too strong.
  • 00:22:19.084 --> 00:22:20.452
  • It's too powerful.
  • 00:22:20.452 --> 00:22:22.053
  • Sing happy birthday.
  • 00:22:22.053 --> 00:22:24.823
  • Not your first birthday, yoursecond birthday.
  • 00:22:24.823 --> 00:22:28.593
  • And hopefully you've hada second birthday, because if
  • 00:22:28.593 --> 00:22:30.495
  • you get a second birthday,that's your spiritual birth.
  • 00:22:30.495 --> 00:22:33.932
  • And because we're born again,we're born again into the family
  • 00:22:33.932 --> 00:22:37.169
  • of God.
  • 00:22:37.169 --> 00:22:38.537
  • We can tap into his power, hisinheritance.
  • 00:22:38.537 --> 00:22:41.940
  • God will always give usthe strength and the power
  • 00:22:41.940 --> 00:22:45.844
  • from the inside out to look pastthe cast, to look past the bait,
  • 00:22:45.844 --> 00:22:54.386
  • to see the consequencesand to swim the way God wants us
  • 00:22:54.386 --> 00:22:58.457
  • to swim.
  • 00:22:58.457 --> 00:22:59.791
  • So that's that's a positivething.
  • 00:22:59.791 --> 00:23:01.159
  • So when you feel thattemptation, when you see that
  • 00:23:01.159 --> 00:23:03.929
  • temptation, when that fly isgoing by, just go, happy
  • 00:23:03.929 --> 00:23:08.600
  • birthday to me.
  • 00:23:08.600 --> 00:23:10.602
  • Remember that second birthday?
  • 00:23:10.602 --> 00:23:12.704
  • Remember who you are becausereally my last name is not
  • 00:23:12.704 --> 00:23:15.774
  • Ed Young.
  • 00:23:15.774 --> 00:23:17.108
  • Young, young, no no.
  • 00:23:17.108 --> 00:23:18.477
  • It's Ed Young Christian.
  • 00:23:18.477 --> 00:23:20.312
  • That's my name because I'min the family of God.
  • 00:23:20.312 --> 00:23:23.281
  • So that's a handle.
  • 00:23:23.281 --> 00:23:25.083
  • Another handle is, rememberthis?
  • 00:23:25.083 --> 00:23:26.485
  • You're not alone in yourtemptation.
  • 00:23:26.485 --> 00:23:29.020
  • You're not by yourselfand that's why in the Bible,
  • 00:23:29.020 --> 00:23:32.757
  • when it talks about the church.
  • 00:23:32.757 --> 00:23:35.026
  • You know Christianity is nota solo sport.
  • 00:23:35.026 --> 00:23:37.395
  • In the Bible it always talksabout one another, one another,
  • 00:23:37.395 --> 00:23:40.599
  • one another, one another, oneanother, one another, because we
  • 00:23:40.599 --> 00:23:44.536
  • rely on each other.
  • 00:23:44.536 --> 00:23:46.605
  • Revealing what you're goin'through, revealing your feeling,
  • 00:23:46.605 --> 00:23:50.809
  • you could say, is the beginningof healing.
  • 00:23:50.809 --> 00:23:53.845
  • And usually if I've thoughtabout something I'm going
  • 00:23:53.845 --> 00:23:56.314
  • through and I'm thinkinglike man I don't want to say it,
  • 00:23:56.314 --> 00:24:00.151
  • if I say it they'll think I'mhorrible, but when I say it
  • 00:24:00.151 --> 00:24:04.422
  • to some trusted people, they'relike, "Wow dude.
  • 00:24:04.422 --> 00:24:07.559
  • I going through the same thing.
  • 00:24:07.559 --> 00:24:09.227
  • I'm glad you said that."
  • 00:24:09.227 --> 00:24:11.530
  • Because God wants us to grow.
  • 00:24:11.530 --> 00:24:13.198
  • He wants us to develop.
  • 00:24:13.198 --> 00:24:14.933
  • He doesn't want sin to develop.
  • 00:24:14.933 --> 00:24:17.168
  • You know what happens when sinis full grown, it leads
  • 00:24:17.168 --> 00:24:19.471
  • to death.
  • 00:24:19.471 --> 00:24:20.839
  • When we are full grown, it leadsto life, adventure, excitement,
  • 00:24:20.839 --> 00:24:26.177
  • but I love James, man he keepsit real.
  • 00:24:26.177 --> 00:24:29.748
  • It's not easy to livethe Christian life.
  • 00:24:29.748 --> 00:24:32.017
  • It's not a cake walk.
  • 00:24:32.017 --> 00:24:34.052
  • But we have to realize you'renot alone.
  • 00:24:34.052 --> 00:24:37.055
  • 1 Corinthians 10:13, "Notemptation has overtaken you
  • 00:24:37.055 --> 00:24:40.158
  • except what is commonto mankind."
  • 00:24:40.158 --> 00:24:41.893
  • There it is.
  • 00:24:41.893 --> 00:24:43.328
  • And God is faithful.
  • 00:24:43.328 --> 00:24:44.996
  • He will not let you be temptedbeyond what you can bear.
  • 00:24:44.996 --> 00:24:49.301
  • Here's something else.
  • 00:24:49.301 --> 00:24:50.669
  • Remember your birthday.
  • 00:24:50.669 --> 00:24:52.003
  • You're not alone.
  • 00:24:52.003 --> 00:24:53.371
  • Number three, you're neverthe underdog, never.
  • 00:24:53.371 --> 00:24:57.008
  • Ever.
  • 00:24:57.008 --> 00:24:58.343
  • You can never say I justcouldn't take it.
  • 00:24:58.343 --> 00:25:00.779
  • Oh my gosh.
  • 00:25:00.779 --> 00:25:02.113
  • It was too strong.
  • 00:25:02.113 --> 00:25:03.481
  • Oh I just no no no.
  • 00:25:03.481 --> 00:25:06.184
  • We can't say that.
  • 00:25:06.184 --> 00:25:07.519
  • We can't play the victim.
  • 00:25:07.519 --> 00:25:10.055
  • Obviously, we have to use ourmind, we have to use our wisdom.
  • 00:25:10.055 --> 00:25:14.793
  • If you ever talk to pilots,pilots will talk about payload.
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  • There's a payload, a capacitythat a plane can carry for it
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  • to take off and to fly.
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  • God is a payload God.
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  • He will never put too much on usthat we cannot take off and fly
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  • above the temptation.
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  • I love that.I love that.
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  • Remember your birthday.
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  • You're not alone.
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  • You're never the underdog, nomatter what you're dealing with.
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  • Here's somethin' else.
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  • There will always be anescape route.
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  • Always when it comesto temptation, but when you're
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  • tempted, when, not if, notmaybe.
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  • No no, when you're tempted, itwill also provide a way
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  • out so you can, say with me,endure it.
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  • We can endure it.
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  • announcer: To watch an extendedversion of today's message
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  • from Pastor Ed Young, go toEdYoung.com.
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  • Ed: Something we're alwaysasking ourselves is: How do we
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  • take what we're learninghere and apply it out there,
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  • where you work, where youlive, where you do life on those
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  • rugged plains of reality?
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  • That's why I want to sendyou our monthly Bible teaching
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  • And finally, we have a teamstanding by who would love to
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