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The Return of The Edenites Part 2

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July 8, 2018
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Hope Generation with Ben Courson

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The Return of The Edenites Part 2

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  • (CLASSICAL MUSIC PLAYS WITH STATIC)
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  • - BEN COURSON: PERHAPS YOU FEEL LIKE A GASOLINE ENGINE RUNNING
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  • ON DIESEL. OR LIKE YOU'RE NOT MOVING THROUGH TIME,
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  • BUT TIME IS MOVING THROUGH YOU,
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  • OR LIKE LIFE IS A SONG AND YOU FORGOT THE TUNE.
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  • (MUSIC DISTORTS AND CUTS OFF)
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  • DURING WORSHIP SERVICES, WE SING SONGS TO GOD.
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  • (CHORAL MUSIC ECHOES)
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  • BUT DID YOU KNOW GOD SINGS BACK TO US?
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  • IN THE BIBLE, ZEPHANIAH SAYS THAT GOD GETS SO HAPPY
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  • WHEN HE THINKS ABOUT YOU THAT HE BUSTS OUT IN SONG.
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  • (UPLIFTING MUSIC WITH INDISTINCT VOCALS)
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  • ARIANA GRANDE AIN'T GOT NOTHING ON HIS ANGEL PIPES.
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  • (STEADY PIANO MUSIC)
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  • NO MATTER HOW DAMAGED YOU FEEL,
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  • THE BIBLE SAYS YOU ARE GOD'S MASTERPIECE,
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  • HIS POIEMA, FROM WHICH WE GET OUR WORD POEM.
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  • AND GOD SINGS OVER YOU, HIS POETRY IN MOTION,
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  • TURNING THE MINOR NOTES OF YOUR TRAGEDY INTO A SYMPHONY
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  • ("SYMPHONY NO. 9" BY BEETHOVEN)
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  • SO KNOW THIS.
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  • LIFE IS LIKE A PIANO.
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  • THE WHITE KEYS REPRESENT JOY.
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  • BLACK SHOWS SADNESS.
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  • AS YOU GO THROUGH LIFE, REMEMBER, BLACK KEYS MAKE MUSIC, TOO.
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  • (STEADY PIANO MUSIC)
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  • (UPLIFTING INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC)
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  • SOMETIMES IT IS SCARY, LIVING THIS LIFE OF HOPE
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  • AND GETTING OFF YOUR MAT AND TAKING THAT LEAP OF FAITH,
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  • BUT IT IS ALWAYS SO MUCH FUN.
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  • LISTEN.
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  • THE SIZE-- LISTEN, DON'T MISS THIS,
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  • THE SIZE-- ARE YOU PAYING ATTENTION?
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  • THE SIZE-- DO I HAVE YOUR EAR?
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  • - [CONGREGATION] YES.
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  • - THE SIZE OF YOUR DREAMS MUST ALWAYS EXCEED
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  • YOUR CURRENT CAPACITY TO ACHIEVE THEM.
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  • IF YOUR DREAMS DON'T SCARE YOU, THEY'RE NOT BIG ENOUGH.
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  • I'M BEN COURSON, AND YOU'RE WATCHING HOPE GENERATION.
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  • TODAY, WE'RE GONNA DISCUSS A VERY IMPORTANT TOPIC,
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  • AND THAT IS THE SUBJECT OF SUICIDE.
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  • SUICIDE IS NOW ONE OF THE TOP 10 LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH,
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  • EVEN THOUGH WE LIVE BETTER THAN ROYALS,
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  • WE LIVE BETTER THAN KINGS USED TO LIVE.
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  • LET ME TELL YOU, IF YOU FEEL LIKE YOU'RE DEPRESSED
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  • AND THERE'S NO GENERATION OF HOPE BEING OCCASIONED
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  • IN YOUR OWN HEART, THE BRAVEST THING YOU CAN EVER DO
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  • IS CONTINUING TO LIVE WHEN YOU WANTED TO DIE.
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  • SO WE'RE GONNA TAKE IN THE CONTINUATION OF THIS MESSAGE,
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  • THE RETURN OF THE EDENITES,
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  • TO GET OUR HOPE BACK UP AGAIN.
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  • (UPLIFTING INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC)
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  • NOTICE WHAT IT SAYS.
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  • HOPE DEFERRED MAKES THE HEART SICK,
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  • BUT WHEN THE DESIRE COMES, IT IS A TREE OF LIFE.
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  • WHEN THE DESIRE COMES.
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  • I LOVE HOW THE BIBLE'S ALWAYS TALKING ABOUT THIS LIKE,
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  • WHEN THE DESIRE COMES, IT'S A TREE OF LIFE.
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  • THE PSALMS SAY, HE SATISFIES THE DESIRE
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  • OF EVERY LIVING THING, PSALM 20.
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  • THIS HAS MADE TO LORD GRANT YOU
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  • YOUR HEART'S DESIRE, PSALM 21:2.
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  • IT SAYS THE LORD HAS GRANTED ME
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  • MY HEART'S DESIRE, PSALM 37:4.
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  • DELIGHT YOURSELF IN THE LORD, AND HE WILL GIVE YOU
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  • YOUR HEART'S DESIRE, PSALM 145:19.
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  • HE WILL FULFILL THE DESIRE
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  • OF THOSE WHO FEAR HIM, PROVERBS 10:24.
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  • HE FULFILLS THE DESIRE OF THE GODLY.
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  • THE DESIRE OF THE RIGHTEOUS WILL COME TO PASS.
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  • SO, OVER AND OVER AGAIN, YOU SEE THIS IDEA,
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  • WHEN THE DESIRE COMES, IT'S A TREE OF LIFE.
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  • WHAT AM I TRYING TO SAY?
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  • WALKING WITH GOD SHOULD BE SO FUN.
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  • (BEN LAUGHS)
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  • IT SHOULD BE SO FUN.
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  • OUR DESIRES AND DREAMS ARE COMING TO FRUITION.
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  • AND WHY?
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  • BECAUSE THEY'RE NO LONGER THE PLANS
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  • THAT I CONCOCTED FOR MY LIFE.
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  • IT'S JUST ALL THIS STUFF GOD DREAMED UP,
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  • AND ALL THESE DREAMS HE HAS FOR MY FUTURE JUST START
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  • FALLING IN MY HEART, AND MY WILL LINES UP WITH HIS.
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  • WHEN I SAY NOT MY, BUT THY WILL BE DONE,
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  • DESIRES START HAPPENING, BECAUSE MY HEAVENLY ANTENNA
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  • ARE ATTUNED TO THE KINGDOM'S RADIO FREQUENCY,
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  • AND THE SPIRIT INTERRUPTS MY REGULARLY SCHEDULED PROGRAMMING
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  • AND STARTS TO CHANGE THE CHANNELS,
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  • AND SUDDENLY, I'M WATCHING WHAT I WANNA WATCH.
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  • MY LIFE IS FLASHING BEFORE MY EYES,
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  • WHICH WILL HAPPEN TO ALL OF US ONE DAY,
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  • AND I'M LIKING WHAT I'M SEEING,
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  • BECAUSE I'M LETTING GOD LEAD MY LIFE.
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  • DESIRES START COMING, AND IT'S A BLAST.
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  • SO WHAT I WANNA DO IS I WANNA PLAY FOR YOU A MINI-MOVIE
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  • THAT'S ONE MINUTE LONG THAT MY FRIEND DYLAN BATES MADE.
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  • WE JUST WENT ON, ABOUT A MONTH AGO,
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  • WE WENT ALL OVER TO THESE EXOTIC LOCATIONS
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  • TO SHOOT DIFFERENT SCENES FOR THE SHOW
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  • AND FOR SOME CREATIVES, AND WE JUST WANTED TO MAKE
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  • THIS BEHIND-THE-SCENES SPECIAL FEATURE VIDEO
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  • JUST TO SHOW THAT WHEN YOU WALK WITH GOD,
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  • IT IS SO HOPEFUL.
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  • IT IS SO FUN.
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  • IT'S A FOREST OF TREES OF LIFE THAT ARE FULFILLED DESIRES.
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  • SO, LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT THIS MINI-MOVIE.
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  • THEN WE'LL CONTINUE WITH THE BIBLE STUDY.
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  • (STEADY ELECTRONIC MUSIC)
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  • WALKING WITH GOD WAS MEANT TO BE FUN.
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  • CHANGING THE WORLD IS NOT ONLY SOMETHING THAT'S GONNA BE
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  • FUN, BUT FUN IS ALSO EXACTLY WHAT'S GONNA CHANGE THE WORLD.
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  • - [DIRECTOR] ACTION.
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  • - CAN WE GIVE MY FRIEND DYLAN A BIG ROUND OF APPLAUSE
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  • FOR PUTTING THAT TOGETHER?
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  • (CONGREGATION APPLAUDS)
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  • SO PROUD OF THE HOPE GEN TEAM.
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  • I'M JUST GONNA SPEAK FROM MY HEART ON THIS.
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  • I USED TO DO NOTHING FUN.
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  • MY VERSION OF FUN WAS GOING CLUBBING, BOOK CLUBBING.
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  • NOT CLUBBING, BOOK CLUBBING.
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  • THAT'S WHAT I DID.
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  • I'D JUST READ BOOKS.
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  • I LOVE READING BOOKS.
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  • I STILL READ BOOKS, A TON.
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  • BUT, AS THOREAU SAID, WE SHOULD SUCK ALL THE MARROW
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  • OUT OF LIFE AND PUT TO ROUTE ANYTHING THAT IS NOT LIFE,
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  • LEST WE DIE WITH OUR SONG STILL INSIDE US
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  • AND LIVE A LIFE OF QUIET DESPERATION.
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  • ARE ANY BRAINS SPLATTERED ON THE WALLS RIGHT NOW FROM THAT?
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  • THAT WAS COOL.
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  • DO YOU WANT ME TO SAY THAT AGAIN?
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  • WE SHOULD SUCK ALL THE MARROW OUT OF LIFE
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  • AND PUT TO ROUTE ANYTHING THAT IS NOT LIFE,
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  • LEST WE DIE WITH OUR SONG STILL INSIDE US,
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  • LEST WE LIVE A LIFE OF QUIET DESPERATION.
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  • AND SO, THERE'S NOTHING WRONG WITH HAVING FUN.
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  • I JUST DROVE THROUGH REDWOODS TODAY.
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  • GOD MADE THOSE FOR US TO EXPLORE.
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  • LIKE, THEY'RE THERE.
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  • THE BIGGEST TREES THUS FAR DISCOVERED IN THE UNIVERSE
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  • ARE TWO HOURS AWAY FROM US.
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  • ADVENTURES WITH GOD, ADVENTURES WITH SQUAD.
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  • FORSAKE NOT THE ASSEMBLING OF YOURSELVES TOGETHER.
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  • TAKE A CREW, AND GO EXPLORE THE REDWOODS.
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  • THE BIGGEST TREE...
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  • DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY PEOPLE
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  • WISHED THEY LIVED NEAR THE REDWOODS?
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  • WE DO.
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  • EVERYWHERE I GO, PEOPLE ARE LIKE, YOU LIVE IN OREGON?
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  • THAT'S SO BEAUTIFUL.
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  • AND I USED TO THINK, WHY?
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  • AND THEN I WENT TO INDIANA, AND I'M LIKE, I GET IT.
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  • (CONGREGATION LAUGHS)
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  • (BEN LAUGHS)
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  • IF YOU'RE WATCHING THIS IN INDIANA, BY THE WAY,
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  • I LOVE INDIANA.
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  • IT'S JUST OREGON'S VERY BEAUTIFUL TOO.
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  • WHAT I'M SAYING IS, LIKE, IT'S REALLY, REALLY FUN,
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  • ALL THIS STUFF THAT GOD WANTS US TO ENJOY.
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  • ENJOY THE JOY OF BEING ENJOYED BY GOD.
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  • DON'T MAKE AN AGONY OUT OF YOUR RELIGION.
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  • AND HAVE FUN, HAVE FUN.
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  • YOU HAVE PERMISSION.
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  • (BEN AND CONGREGATION LAUGH)
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  • I DON'T KNOW WHAT, I DON'T KNOW
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  • WHAT THE RELIGIOUS PEOPLE ARE GONNA THINK.
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  • YOU KNOW WHAT, IF YOU DISPLEASE THE RELIGIOUS PEOPLE,
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  • YOU'RE FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF A VERY WISE GUY.
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  • JESUS DIDN'T PLEASE THE RELIGIOUS PEOPLE EITHER.
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  • DON'T JUST TRY TO OFFEND THEM.
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  • I'M SAYING JUST DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT.
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  • DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT.
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  • BE ANXIOUS FOR NOTHING.
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  • IN EVERYTHING BY PRAYER AND SUPPLICATION WITH THANKSGIVING,
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  • MAXIMUM SEND IT. (BEN LAUGHS)
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  • LET YOUR REQUESTS BE MADE KNOWN TO GOD,
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  • AND THIS PEACE WILL GO INTO YOUR HEART.
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  • BUT, BEN, I DON'T KNOW WHAT
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  • THIS GROUP'S GONNA THINK, IF THEY'RE NOT INVITED,
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  • OR WHAT MY PARENTS WILL THINK.
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  • WILL THEY GROUND ME FOR BEING TOO MAXIMUM SEND IT-ORIENTED?
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  • I MEAN, THAT'D BE DUMB IF THEY GROUNDED YOU
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  • FOR MAXIMUM SENDING, BUT I'M JUST SAYING.
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  • DON'T BE FEARFUL.
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  • DAB ON YOUR HATERS.
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  • LOVE YOUR ENEMIES, AND SEND IT.
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  • HAVE FUN.
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  • HAVE FUN!
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  • THAT'S WHEN, AND THAT'S THE-- THIS IS THE IRONY.
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  • THIS IS WHAT IS CHANGING PEOPLE
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  • ALMOST MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE.
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  • I GET MORE RESPONSE FROM LIKE, PEOPLE SEEING
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  • ON INSTAGRAM STORIES THAT I ACTUALLY HAVE FUN, THAT LIKE,
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  • WHILE I'M PREACHING AND DOING ALL THIS STUFF,
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  • LIKE, I'M LIKE, I'M GONNA HAVE A GOOD TIME,
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  • THAN I EVER DO FROM LIKE, ANY BOOK I'VE WRITTEN SO FAR,
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  • WHICH IS KIND OF DEPRESSING, BUT.
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  • (CONGREGATION LAUGHS)
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  • BUT WHAT THIS GENERATION NEEDS IS WHAT PAUL SAID.
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  • YOU ARE THE EPISTLE WRITTEN ON OUR HEARTS.
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  • YOU ARE THE ONLY BIBLE SOME PEOPLE WILL EVER READ.
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  • PEACE IS FOUND IN THE NEW TESTAMENT 80 TIMES.
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  • JOY IS A THESIS THREAD THAT RUNS THROUGH THE THEME
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  • OF THE TREATISE OF TRUTH.
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  • WE GOTTA LIVE JOY.
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  • WE GOTTA LIVE PEACE.
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  • WE GOTTA PUT FEET TO OUR FAITH.
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  • WE GOTTA PUT WHEELS ON HOPE.
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  • WE GOTTA SHOW PEOPLE THAT JESUS
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  • PUTS THE FUN BACK IN FUNERAL.
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  • WE GOTTA FIND THE FULLNESS OF JOY IN HIS PRESENCE,
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  • PLEASURES FOREVERMORE IN HIS RIGHT HAND.
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  • MAN, THE PLEASURES OF EVIL, THOSE LAST FOR A SEASON,
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  • BUT THEY LEAVE YOU HUNG OVER.
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  • WE'RE HIGH ON LIFE, MAN.
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  • IT'S SO FUNNY.
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  • I THINK TODAY'S OPTIMISTIC MISFITS ARE THE ANSWER
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  • TO THE BEAT POETS FROM THE 1940S.
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  • THE BEAT POETS DROPPED LSD.
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  • WE HOPE DEALERS ARE NOT DOPE DEALERS.
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  • WE'RE HIGH ON LIFE AND HIGH ON THE HOLY GHOST.
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  • THEY READ DOSTOEVSKY.
  • 00:10:34.250 --> 00:10:35.290
  • WE READ GEORGE MACDONALD AND C.S. LEWIS.
  • 00:10:36.020 --> 00:10:38.210
  • THEY LOVED JAZZ.
  • 00:10:38.240 --> 00:10:39.210
  • WE LOVE EDM.
  • 00:10:39.240 --> 00:10:43.080
  • LIKE, THEY LIVED LIKE, ON THE ROAD.
  • 00:10:43.110 --> 00:10:46.110
  • WE GO TO ICELAND JUST BECAUSE,
  • 00:10:46.140 --> 00:10:48.050
  • OR GO TO THE REDWOODS, BECAUSE WE CAN.
  • 00:10:48.080 --> 00:10:52.180
  • THEY SAW LIFE AS VERY GLOOMY.
  • 00:10:52.210 --> 00:10:54.020
  • WE SEE LIFE AS ABSURDLY HOPEFUL.
  • 00:10:54.050 --> 00:10:56.090
  • (BEN LAUGHS)
  • 00:10:56.120 --> 00:10:57.220
  • LIKE, THE MESSAGE I'M TRYING TO TELL YOU IS NOT,
  • 00:10:57.250 --> 00:11:00.270
  • YOU KNOW, WE SHOULD FIND A WISE BALANCE
  • 00:11:01.000 --> 00:11:02.130
  • BETWEEN OPTIMISM AND PESSIMISM.
  • 00:11:02.160 --> 00:11:04.070
  • I'M SAYING IF HERE'S OPTIMISM, HERE'S PESSIMISM,
  • 00:11:04.100 --> 00:11:06.060
  • HERE'S THE BALANCE, WE'RE LIKE,
  • 00:11:06.090 --> 00:11:07.190
  • DIFFERENT STRATOSPHERE OVER HERE.
  • 00:11:07.220 --> 00:11:10.010
  • WE'RE LIKE, EXTREME.
  • 00:11:10.040 --> 00:11:11.020
  • YOU'RE LIKE, BEN, DO YOU WANNA BE EXTREME?
  • 00:11:11.050 --> 00:11:12.140
  • AS THE NAVY SEALS WOULD SAY,
  • 00:11:12.170 --> 00:11:13.230
  • ANYTHING WORTH DOING IS WORTH OVERDOING.
  • 00:11:13.260 --> 00:11:16.140
  • COME ON, MAN.
  • 00:11:16.170 --> 00:11:17.120
  • (CONGREGATION CHEERS AND APPLAUDS)
  • 00:11:17.150 --> 00:11:18.220
  • IF WE'RE GONNA DO THIS THING, IF WE'RE GONNA LIVE THIS LIFE,
  • 00:11:18.250 --> 00:11:20.010
  • LET'S SUCK ALL THE MARROW OUT OF IT.
  • 00:11:20.040 --> 00:11:21.280
  • LET'S SAY WE'RE GONNA LIVE ABUNDANTLY.
  • 00:11:22.010 --> 00:11:24.240
  • THAT'S HOW THE LORD HAS CALLED US TO LIVE,
  • 00:11:24.270 --> 00:11:26.040
  • AND THAT'S MY HEART.
  • 00:11:26.070 --> 00:11:27.010
  • AND WE WORK HARD WHILE WE PLAY HARD.
  • 00:11:27.040 --> 00:11:28.260
  • YOU WILL ACTUALLY BE MORE PRODUCTIVE,
  • 00:11:28.290 --> 00:11:30.290
  • YOU WILL ACTUALLY BE MORE EFFECTIVE, AND YOU WILL BE
  • 00:11:31.020 --> 00:11:33.020
  • ACTUALLY MORE EFFICIENT IF YOU ARE ENJOYING THE JOY
  • 00:11:33.050 --> 00:11:35.250
  • OF BEING ENJOYED BY GOD AND ACTUALLY HAVING A BLAST
  • 00:11:35.280 --> 00:11:38.060
  • AT WHATEVER YOU PUT YOUR HAND TO.
  • 00:11:38.090 --> 00:11:39.160
  • YOU'RE DOING IT WITH ALL YOUR MIGHT.
  • 00:11:39.190 --> 00:11:40.290
  • YOU'RE ACTUALLY GONNA GET MORE WORK DONE.
  • 00:11:41.020 --> 00:11:42.150
  • I FOUND IN MY LIFE, I'VE BECOME WAY MORE PRODUCTIVE
  • 00:11:42.180 --> 00:11:45.060
  • SINCE I'VE HAD FUN THAN WHEN I LOCKED MYSELF
  • 00:11:45.090 --> 00:11:47.050
  • IN MY HIGH TOWER AND JUST STUDIED DOSTOEVSKY.
  • 00:11:47.080 --> 00:11:49.270
  • ARE YOU PICKING UP WHAT I'M THROWING DOWN?
  • 00:11:50.000 --> 00:11:51.160
  • - [CONGREGATION] YES.
  • 00:11:51.190 --> 00:11:53.080
  • - SO, BACK TO OUR TEXT.
  • 00:11:53.110 --> 00:11:55.050
  • WHEN THE DESIRE COMES, IT IS A TREE OF LIFE.
  • 00:11:55.080 --> 00:11:58.010
  • WHEN THE DESIRE COMES, IT IS A TREE OF LIFE.
  • 00:11:58.040 --> 00:12:00.040
  • WHAT IS A TREE OF LIFE?
  • 00:12:00.070 --> 00:12:01.070
  • A TREE OF LIFE IS GARDEN OF EDEN IMAGERY.
  • 00:12:01.100 --> 00:12:04.240
  • THE TREE OF LIFE IS GARDEN OF EDEN IMAGERY.
  • 00:12:04.270 --> 00:12:06.210
  • REMEMBER, THERE WAS THE TREE OF THE KNOWLEDGE
  • 00:12:06.240 --> 00:12:08.000
  • OF GOOD AND EVIL, AND THERE WAS THE TREE OF LIFE.
  • 00:12:08.030 --> 00:12:09.150
  • NOW, THAT'S SO INTERESTING,
  • 00:12:09.180 --> 00:12:11.160
  • BECAUSE THE HEBREW WORD EDEN CAN ALSO BE TRANSLATED DELIGHT.
  • 00:12:11.190 --> 00:12:18.280
  • THE WORD EDEN MEANS DELIGHT.
  • 00:12:19.010 --> 00:12:20.260
  • EVERYBODY PLEASE SAY DELIGHT.
  • 00:12:20.290 --> 00:12:22.160
  • - [CONGREGATION] DELIGHT.
  • 00:12:22.190 --> 00:12:23.110
  • - THE WORD EDEN MEANS DELIGHT.
  • 00:12:23.140 --> 00:12:24.230
  • HE TURNS THE DESERT OF DESPAIR INTO A DESIRE OF DELIGHT.
  • 00:12:24.260 --> 00:12:29.270
  • SO THE WORD EDEN MEANS DELIGHT.
  • 00:12:30.000 --> 00:12:31.270
  • SO WHEN YOU DELIGHT, DAVID SAID, IN THE LORD,
  • 00:12:32.000 --> 00:12:35.000
  • SOLOMON'S DAD, SOLOMON WHO WROTE THIS,
  • 00:12:35.030 --> 00:12:37.010
  • SOLOMON'S DAD DAVID SAID WHEN YOU DELIGHT IN THE LORD,
  • 00:12:37.040 --> 00:12:39.260
  • HE GIVES YOU THE DESIRES OF YOUR HEART.
  • 00:12:39.290 --> 00:12:41.110
  • NOW WHAT DOES HE TELL US?
  • 00:12:41.140 --> 00:12:42.140
  • FOLLOW ME.
  • 00:12:42.170 --> 00:12:43.110
  • WE'RE GETTING DEEP HERE, BUT LISTEN.
  • 00:12:43.140 --> 00:12:44.240
  • HE SAYS, DAVID, DELIGHT IN THE LORD.
  • 00:12:44.270 --> 00:12:47.070
  • HE GIVES YOU THE DESIRES OF YOUR HEART.
  • 00:12:47.100 --> 00:12:48.210
  • NOW PROVERBS 13 SAYS, WHEN THE DESIRE COMES,
  • 00:12:48.240 --> 00:12:51.270
  • IT'S A TREE OF LIFE.
  • 00:12:52.000 --> 00:12:53.190
  • AND THE TREE OF LIFE IS EDEN IMAGERY,
  • 00:12:53.220 --> 00:12:55.180
  • AND EDEN MEANS DELIGHT.
  • 00:12:55.210 --> 00:12:57.160
  • SO WHEN YOU DELIGHT IN THE LORD, IT'S NOT ONLY
  • 00:12:57.190 --> 00:12:59.070
  • HE GIVES YOU THE DESIRES OF YOUR HEART,
  • 00:12:59.100 --> 00:13:00.240
  • BUT THE DESIRES OF YOUR HEART ALSO BECOME A DELIGHT
  • 00:13:00.270 --> 00:13:03.150
  • WHEN YOU'RE ENJOYING THE LORD.
  • 00:13:03.180 --> 00:13:05.090
  • BECAUSE A LOT OF PEOPLE IN THE WORLD GET THEIR DESIRES,
  • 00:13:05.120 --> 00:13:07.130
  • AND THEY'RE MISERABLE.
  • 00:13:07.160 --> 00:13:09.130
  • WHEN WE DELIGHT IN THE LORD, OUR DESIRES BECOME A DELIGHT,
  • 00:13:09.160 --> 00:13:12.030
  • A TREE OF LIFE, WHEN IS EDEN, A DELIGHT.
  • 00:13:12.060 --> 00:13:14.070
  • SO HE ACTUALLY GIVES YOU NOT ONLY WHAT YOU PRAYED FOR,
  • 00:13:14.100 --> 00:13:17.000
  • BUT THE CAPACITY TO ENJOY THE VERY THING YOU PRAYED FOR.
  • 00:13:17.030 --> 00:13:19.180
  • 'CAUSE WE ALL KNOW, THERE'S A LOT OF PEOPLE
  • 00:13:19.210 --> 00:13:21.020
  • WHO HAVE JET SKIS, WORK 40 HOURS A WEEK FOR 40 YEARS
  • 00:13:21.050 --> 00:13:24.050
  • TO RETIRE ON 40% OF THEIR INCOME,
  • 00:13:24.080 --> 00:13:25.290
  • AND THEY'RE SUPER MISERABLE LIVING THE AMERICAN DREAM.
  • 00:13:26.020 --> 00:13:28.020
  • THEY GOT EVERYTHING THEY WANTED,
  • 00:13:28.050 --> 00:13:29.080
  • BUT NOTHING THAT THEY NEEDED.
  • 00:13:29.110 --> 00:13:31.180
  • SO WHEN YOU DELIGHT IN THE LORD, PSALM 37:4, HE GIVES YOU
  • 00:13:31.210 --> 00:13:34.170
  • THE DESIRES OF YOUR HEART, BUT HIS SON SOLOMON SAYS,
  • 00:13:34.200 --> 00:13:37.050
  • AND WHEN THE DESIRE COMES, IT'S A TREE OF LIFE.
  • 00:13:37.080 --> 00:13:39.230
  • TREE OF LIFE, EDEN.
  • 00:13:39.260 --> 00:13:40.280
  • EDEN MEANS DELIGHT.
  • 00:13:41.010 --> 00:13:42.070
  • YOUR DESIRE COMING TO FRUITION LIKE A TREE OF KNOWLEDGE,
  • 00:13:42.100 --> 00:13:46.090
  • PRODUCING FRUIT, WHEN THE DESIRE COMES TO YOUR FRUITION,
  • 00:13:46.120 --> 00:13:48.180
  • YOU ACTUALLY HAVE THE CAPACITY TO ENJOY IT,
  • 00:13:48.210 --> 00:13:50.200
  • BECAUSE YOUR HOPE IS NOT IN YOUR DESIRE;
  • 00:13:50.230 --> 00:13:52.130
  • YOUR HOPE IS IN YOUR ULTIMATE DELIGHT,
  • 00:13:52.160 --> 00:13:54.020
  • AND YOU DELIGHT IN DA LIGHT OF THE WORLD, WHO IS THE LORD.
  • 00:13:54.050 --> 00:13:58.200
  • COME ON, WOULD SOMEBODY SAY AMEN?
  • 00:13:58.230 --> 00:14:00.030
  • - [CONGREGATION] AMEN.
  • 00:14:00.060 --> 00:14:01.030
  • - YOU'RE MAKING ME WORK TONIGHT.
  • 00:14:01.060 --> 00:14:02.140
  • OKAY.
  • 00:14:02.170 --> 00:14:04.090
  • ARE YOU GUYS DOING OKAY?
  • 00:14:04.120 --> 00:14:05.140
  • - [CONGREGATION] YES.
  • 00:14:05.170 --> 00:14:06.090
  • - OKAY.
  • 00:14:06.120 --> 00:14:07.040
  • WE'RE GONNA DESCEND THE PLANE.
  • 00:14:07.070 --> 00:14:10.010
  • (CONGREGATION LAUGHS)
  • 00:14:10.040 --> 00:14:11.010
  • 'CAUSE YOU GUYS ARE NOT FROTHY TONIGHT.
  • 00:14:11.040 --> 00:14:14.180
  • IT'S OKAY.
  • 00:14:14.210 --> 00:14:15.250
  • OKAY.
  • 00:14:15.280 --> 00:14:17.000
  • I LOVE YOU SO MUCH.
  • 00:14:17.030 --> 00:14:19.000
  • WHEN THE DESIRE COMES, IT'S A TREE OF LIFE.
  • 00:14:19.030 --> 00:14:20.250
  • NOW, THIS IS INTERESTING.
  • 00:14:20.280 --> 00:14:22.120
  • IN EDEN, REMEMBER, TREE OF LIFE, EDEN,
  • 00:14:22.150 --> 00:14:24.170
  • ADAM NAMED ALL THE ANIMALS.
  • 00:14:24.200 --> 00:14:26.160
  • HE NAMED THE KOALA BEARS, THE PANDAS, THE KANGAROOS.
  • 00:14:26.190 --> 00:14:32.230
  • THE ALBINO ZEBRAS.
  • 00:14:32.260 --> 00:14:34.180
  • THE HIPPOPOTAMUSES.
  • 00:14:34.210 --> 00:14:37.050
  • THE PENGUINS.
  • 00:14:37.080 --> 00:14:38.240
  • THE PLATYPUS, PLATYPI, WHATEVER.
  • 00:14:38.270 --> 00:14:42.080
  • I DON'T KNOW THE PLURAL OF PLATYPUS.
  • 00:14:42.110 --> 00:14:45.080
  • BECAUSE IN JEWISH CULTURE, WHEN YOU NAME SOMETHING,
  • 00:14:45.110 --> 00:14:48.210
  • YOU OWNED IT.
  • 00:14:48.240 --> 00:14:51.170
  • IN JEWISH CULTURE, WHEN YOU NAMED SOMETHING, YOU OWNED IT.
  • 00:14:51.200 --> 00:14:54.020
  • EVERYBODY PLEASE SAY, IN JEWISH CULTURE.
  • 00:14:54.050 --> 00:14:56.030
  • - [CONGREGATION] IN JEWISH CULTURE.
  • 00:14:56.060 --> 00:14:57.010
  • - WHEN YOU NAME SOMETHING.
  • 00:14:57.040 --> 00:14:58.020
  • - [CONGREGATION] WHEN YOU NAME SOMETHING.
  • 00:14:58.050 --> 00:14:59.030
  • - YOU OWNED IT.
  • 00:14:59.060 --> 00:15:00.080
  • - [CONGREGATION] YOU OWNED IT.
  • 00:15:00.110 --> 00:15:01.090
  • - AND SO WHAT WAS GOD SAYING?
  • 00:15:01.120 --> 00:15:02.250
  • THE IDEA OF NAMING THE CREATURES IS A POETIC WAY OF SAYING
  • 00:15:02.280 --> 00:15:06.160
  • THAT THE LORD DECLARED, HAVE DOMINION OVER THE EARTH
  • 00:15:06.190 --> 00:15:10.110
  • AND SUBDUE IT, RIGHT?
  • 00:15:10.140 --> 00:15:13.100
  • HAVE DOMINION OVER THE EARTH AND SUBDUE IT.
  • 00:15:13.130 --> 00:15:14.260
  • IN OTHER WORDS, YOU OWN THE ANIMALS.
  • 00:15:14.290 --> 00:15:16.250
  • THE BOOK OF PSALMS SAYS THE EARTH, HE HAS GIVEN
  • 00:15:16.280 --> 00:15:19.080
  • TO THE SONS OF MEN TO BE FRUITFUL, MULTIPLY,
  • 00:15:19.110 --> 00:15:21.190
  • HAVE DOMINION OVER THE EARTH, AND SUBDUE IT.
  • 00:15:21.220 --> 00:15:23.100
  • SO HE NAMED THE ANIMALS TO SUBDUE THE EARTH.
  • 00:15:23.130 --> 00:15:25.130
  • BUT, THIS IS WHERE IT GETS NUTTY.
  • 00:15:25.160 --> 00:15:29.060
  • IN THE BOOK OF ISAIAH,
  • 00:15:29.090 --> 00:15:33.050
  • THE PROPHET FORESAW A BOLDER TOMORROW IN WHICH EDEN
  • 00:15:33.080 --> 00:15:39.220
  • WOULD DESCEND BACK TO EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:15:39.250 --> 00:15:44.010
  • REMEMBER THE WORD PARADISE MEANS A WALLED GARDEN,
  • 00:15:44.040 --> 00:15:47.270
  • BECAUSE IT WAS A PERSIAN TERM, PARADISE, PERSIAN,
  • 00:15:48.000 --> 00:15:51.090
  • BECAUSE BABYLON WAS THE PLACE WHERE NEBUCHADNEZZAR HAD
  • 00:15:51.120 --> 00:15:54.150
  • ONE OF THE WONDERS OF THE WORLD, THE HANGING GARDENS.
  • 00:15:54.180 --> 00:15:56.170
  • AND IF YOU WERE SPECIALLY PRIVILEGED AS A CITIZEN,
  • 00:15:56.200 --> 00:15:59.220
  • NEBUCHADNEZZAR WOULD INVITE YOU, AS THE KING,
  • 00:15:59.250 --> 00:16:02.010
  • HE WOULD INVITE YOU TO WALK WITH HIM IN THE HANGING GARDENS,
  • 00:16:02.040 --> 00:16:04.200
  • AND YOU WERE CALLED A COMPANION OF THE KING
  • 00:16:04.230 --> 00:16:06.230
  • OR A COMPANION OF THE GARDEN,
  • 00:16:06.260 --> 00:16:08.050
  • AND THAT'S WHERE THE WORD PARADISE COMES FROM.
  • 00:16:08.080 --> 00:16:09.250
  • IT HAS A PERSIAN HISTORY OF,
  • 00:16:09.280 --> 00:16:12.060
  • IT MEANS TO WALK IN A WALLED GARDEN WITH A KING,
  • 00:16:12.090 --> 00:16:16.100
  • WHICH IS EXACTLY WHAT EDEN WAS.
  • 00:16:16.130 --> 00:16:17.220
  • IT WAS PARADISE.
  • 00:16:17.250 --> 00:16:18.270
  • IT WAS, ADAM WALKED WITH GOD IN THE COOL OF THE DAY.
  • 00:16:19.000 --> 00:16:21.070
  • HE WALKED WITH THE KING OF KINGS.
  • 00:16:21.100 --> 00:16:22.100
  • ARE YOU TRACKING WITH ME?
  • 00:16:22.130 --> 00:16:24.030
  • SO, ISAIAH FORESAW A DAY WHERE PARADISE WOULD LIKE,
  • 00:16:24.060 --> 00:16:26.190
  • COME BACK TO THIS ROCK, AND HE SAID,
  • 00:16:26.220 --> 00:16:29.170
  • THE YOUNG SHALL LEAD THEM.
  • 00:16:29.200 --> 00:16:31.280
  • WHY IS THAT INTERESTING?
  • 00:16:32.010 --> 00:16:33.020
  • BECAUSE JESUS DIED YOUNG, AND HE LED EVERYBODY.
  • 00:16:33.050 --> 00:16:37.090
  • HE DIED AT 33.
  • 00:16:37.120 --> 00:16:38.260
  • WHEN HE WAS 30, HE GOT BAPTIZED
  • 00:16:38.290 --> 00:16:41.010
  • AND HAD NEVER DONE A MIRACLE BEFORE THAT,
  • 00:16:41.040 --> 00:16:42.220
  • BECAUSE, AS WE POINTED OUT A FEW WEEKS AGO,
  • 00:16:42.250 --> 00:16:44.250
  • IN JEWISH CULTURE, WHEN A MAN TURNED 30,
  • 00:16:44.280 --> 00:16:46.210
  • HE INHERITED EVERYTHING HIS FATHER HAD.
  • 00:16:46.240 --> 00:16:48.260
  • JESUS, WHEN HE WAS BAPTIZED AT 30,
  • 00:16:48.290 --> 00:16:50.220
  • INHERITED EVERYTHING HIS HEAVENLY FATHER HAD.
  • 00:16:50.250 --> 00:16:53.100
  • IN MY HEAVENLY FATHER'S HOUSE ARE MANY MANSIONS;
  • 00:16:53.130 --> 00:16:55.190
  • ON EARTH, AS IT IS IN HEAVEN; MAY YOUR WILL BE DONE,
  • 00:16:55.220 --> 00:16:58.170
  • AND HE CAME INTO HIS FATHER'S ESTATE AT 30,
  • 00:16:58.200 --> 00:17:00.250
  • JUST AS ANY JEWISH MAN DID IN THAT CULTURE.
  • 00:17:00.280 --> 00:17:03.250
  • SO HE WAS YOUNG.
  • 00:17:03.280 --> 00:17:04.200
  • THE YOUNG SHALL LEAD THEM.
  • 00:17:04.230 --> 00:17:05.250
  • HE WAS A YOUNG, INSURGENT PENNILESS
  • 00:17:05.280 --> 00:17:07.140
  • REVOLUTIONARY TEACHER FROM NAZARETH.
  • 00:17:07.170 --> 00:17:09.150
  • BUT ISAIAH WENT ON TO SAY, THE YOUNG SHALL LEAD THEM.
  • 00:17:09.180 --> 00:17:12.090
  • A CHILD SHALL STICK HIS HAND
  • 00:17:12.120 --> 00:17:14.250
  • IN AN ADDER'S DEN AND NOT BE HARMED.
  • 00:17:14.280 --> 00:17:17.190
  • THE WOLF AND THE LAMB WILL LIE TOGETHER.
  • 00:17:17.220 --> 00:17:20.230
  • THE LION AND THE GRAZING OX WILL DWELL IN PEACE.
  • 00:17:20.260 --> 00:17:24.020
  • SO WHAT WAS HE SAYING?
  • 00:17:24.050 --> 00:17:25.070
  • MAN AND PEACED.
  • 00:17:25.100 --> 00:17:27.040
  • (BEN LAUGHS) PEACED.
  • 00:17:27.070 --> 00:17:28.210
  • BEAST, WILL DWELL IN PEACE.
  • 00:17:28.240 --> 00:17:32.200
  • THE CHILD WILL DWELL WITH SNAKES, WON'T BE HARMED.
  • 00:17:32.230 --> 00:17:35.110
  • THE WOLF AND THE LAMB WILL DWELL TOGETHER IN HARMONY.
  • 00:17:35.140 --> 00:17:38.220
  • IT'S GOING TO BE THE GARDEN OF EDEN AGAIN
  • 00:17:38.250 --> 00:17:40.210
  • WHEN ADAM'S LIKE, PETTING LIONS, WHEN HE'S LIKE, PROBABLY,
  • 00:17:40.240 --> 00:17:44.110
  • HE'S PROBABLY RIDING LIONS, I DON'T KNOW.
  • 00:17:44.140 --> 00:17:46.250
  • IN THE KINGDOM, I'M GONNA RIDE SEAHORSES.
  • 00:17:46.280 --> 00:17:48.270
  • BUT LIKE, JUST HANGING OUT WITH DOLPHINS.
  • 00:17:49.000 --> 00:17:52.000
  • NOBODY'S HARMING EACH OTHER.
  • 00:17:52.030 --> 00:17:53.100
  • EVERYBODY'S AT PEACE.
  • 00:17:53.130 --> 00:17:54.270
  • AND ISAIAH FORESAW A DAY WHEN THAT WOULD HAPPEN AGAIN,
  • 00:17:55.000 --> 00:17:57.140
  • AND LISTEN, (BEN LAUGHS)
  • 00:17:57.170 --> 00:17:59.150
  • WE ALREADY SAW A SNEAK PREVIEW
  • 00:17:59.180 --> 00:18:00.250
  • OF COMING ATTRACTIONS IN THE LIFE OF JESUS.
  • 00:18:00.280 --> 00:18:03.090
  • REMEMBER WHEN JESUS WAS 30, THE YOUNG SHALL LEAD THEM,
  • 00:18:03.120 --> 00:18:05.220
  • IN THE VALLEY OF JESHIMON, RIGHT AFTER HE GOT BAPTIZED,
  • 00:18:05.250 --> 00:18:08.140
  • THE BIBLE SAYS HE WENT INTO THE VALLEY OF JESHIMON,
  • 00:18:08.170 --> 00:18:11.250
  • WHICH MEANS DEVASTATION.
  • 00:18:11.280 --> 00:18:12.280
  • EVERYBODY SAY JESHIMON.
  • 00:18:13.010 --> 00:18:14.200
  • - [CONGREGATION] JESHIMON.
  • 00:18:14.230 --> 00:18:15.150
  • - EVERYBODY SAY DEVASTATION.
  • 00:18:15.180 --> 00:18:16.120
  • - [CONGREGATION] DEVASTATION.
  • 00:18:16.150 --> 00:18:17.070
  • - IT WAS A DESERT.
  • 00:18:17.100 --> 00:18:18.020
  • EVERYBODY PLEASE SAY DESERT.
  • 00:18:18.050 --> 00:18:19.040
  • - [CONGREGATION] DESERT.
  • 00:18:19.070 --> 00:18:19.270
  • - THIS IS GONNA GET CRAZY, 'KAY?
  • 00:18:20.000 --> 00:18:21.000
  • THIS IS GONNA GET NUTTY.
  • 00:18:21.030 --> 00:18:22.050
  • JESUS WAS IN THE DESERT IN JESHIMON,
  • 00:18:22.080 --> 00:18:24.280
  • IN THE WILDERNESS, BEING TEMPTED FOR 40 DAYS,
  • 00:18:25.010 --> 00:18:26.290
  • AND THE BIBLE SAYS HE DIDN'T EAT FOR 40 DAYS,
  • 00:18:27.020 --> 00:18:29.080
  • AND THEN HE WAS HUNGRY.
  • 00:18:29.110 --> 00:18:30.170
  • (BEN LAUGHS)
  • 00:18:30.200 --> 00:18:31.220
  • JUST A LITTLE DETAIL.
  • 00:18:31.250 --> 00:18:33.000
  • LIKE, HE DIDN'T EAT FOR 40 DAYS, AND THEN HE WAS HUNGRY.
  • 00:18:33.030 --> 00:18:34.260
  • JESUS WAS SUCH A BOSS THAT HE WOULD NOT EAT FOR 40 DAYS,
  • 00:18:34.290 --> 00:18:38.120
  • AND THEN HE WAS LIKE, OH, SHOOT, I'M HUNGRY.
  • 00:18:38.150 --> 00:18:40.260
  • LIKE, AFTER 40 DAYS.
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  • DO ANY OF YOU EVER FORGET TO EAT?
  • 00:18:42.050 --> 00:18:45.020
  • YEAH.
  • 00:18:45.050 --> 00:18:45.270
  • OKAY, SO ANYWAYS--
  • 00:18:46.000 --> 00:18:46.290
  • JESUS IS THERE IN THE DESERT,
  • 00:18:47.020 --> 00:18:51.280
  • AND THE BIBLE SAYS THE ANIMALS MINISTERED TO HIM.
  • 00:18:52.010 --> 00:18:56.110
  • SO HERE'S THE JACKAL, THE WOLF, THE SERPENT,
  • 00:18:56.140 --> 00:18:59.020
  • THE SNAKE, THE RABBITS.
  • 00:18:59.050 --> 00:19:00.260
  • THEY'RE ALL DWELLING WITH JESUS IN THE DESERT.
  • 00:19:00.290 --> 00:19:04.090
  • THE BIBLE SAYS, THEY'RE MINISTERING TO JESUS.
  • 00:19:04.120 --> 00:19:06.110
  • SO JESUS IS LIKE, HANGING OUT WITH ALL THESE ANIMALS.
  • 00:19:06.140 --> 00:19:10.060
  • (BEN LAUGHS)
  • 00:19:10.090 --> 00:19:11.040
  • WHICH IS SO COOL.
  • 00:19:11.070 --> 00:19:13.190
  • BUT HERE'S WHERE IT GETS NUTTY.
  • 00:19:13.220 --> 00:19:15.270
  • THE WORD EDEN CAN BE TRANSLATED DELIGHT,
  • 00:19:16.000 --> 00:19:19.280
  • BUT THE OTHER WAY TO TRANSLATE THE WORD EDEN,
  • 00:19:20.010 --> 00:19:21.240
  • IT HAS TWO DEFINITIONS.
  • 00:19:21.270 --> 00:19:22.220
  • DELIGHT; THE OTHER ONE IS DESERT.
  • 00:19:22.250 --> 00:19:27.010
  • DO YOU SEE?
  • 00:19:27.040 --> 00:19:28.160
  • EDEN CAN MEAN DELIGHT, GENESIS,
  • 00:19:28.190 --> 00:19:30.280
  • OR IT CAN MEAN DESERT, MATTHEW,
  • 00:19:31.010 --> 00:19:33.200
  • BECAUSE JESUS WAS IN THE DESERT,
  • 00:19:33.230 --> 00:19:36.160
  • AND THE BOOK OF ROMANS SAYS, DRUM ROLL PLEASE,
  • 00:19:36.190 --> 00:19:40.080
  • HE IS THE LAST ADAM. (BEN LAUGHS)
  • 00:19:40.110 --> 00:19:45.200
  • HE IS THE LAST ADAM WHO COMES INTO THE DESERT AND DWELLS
  • 00:19:45.230 --> 00:19:52.180
  • WITH THE ANIMALS IN PEACE TO REDEEM THE FIRST ADAM
  • 00:19:52.210 --> 00:19:56.210
  • WHO ONCE NAMED THE ANIMALS, WHO THEN TURNED ON HIM,
  • 00:19:56.240 --> 00:19:59.250
  • AND HE WAS EXPELLED FROM THE GARDEN BECAUSE THE LAST ADAM
  • 00:19:59.280 --> 00:20:02.250
  • REDEEMED WHAT THE FIRST ADAM MISSED OUT ON.
  • 00:20:02.280 --> 00:20:07.160
  • HE TURNED THE DESERT OF DESPAIR INTO A DESIRE OF DELIGHT.
  • 00:20:07.190 --> 00:20:12.190
  • (CONGREGATION MEMBER CHEERS)
  • 00:20:12.220 --> 00:20:15.270
  • COME ON, DOES ANYONE ELSE THINK THIS IS COOL?
  • 00:20:16.000 --> 00:20:17.220
  • LIKE, I THINK THIS IS PRETTY DOPE.
  • 00:20:17.250 --> 00:20:22.070
  • I DIDN'T MAKE IT UP.
  • 00:20:22.100 --> 00:20:23.070
  • I'M JUST TELLING YOU, THIS IS SCRIPTURE,
  • 00:20:23.100 --> 00:20:24.280
  • AND THIS IS SO COOL.
  • 00:20:25.010 --> 00:20:26.060
  • WOULD YOU STAND UP AND LET THE BAND COME UP AT THIS TIME?
  • 00:20:26.090 --> 00:20:32.060
  • WHAT I'M SAYING, AFTER ALL OF THIS BIBLE STUDY,
  • 00:20:32.090 --> 00:20:34.200
  • IS THIS: IF YOU ARE IN A DESERT OF DESPAIR,
  • 00:20:34.230 --> 00:20:38.260
  • THE LAST ADAM SAYS TONIGHT, IT'S TIME TO TURN IT
  • 00:20:38.290 --> 00:20:42.110
  • INTO A DESIRE OF DELIGHT AS YOU DELIGHT
  • 00:20:42.140 --> 00:20:45.180
  • IN DA LIGHT OF THE WORLD.
  • 00:20:45.210 --> 00:20:47.190
  • I CAN DWELL AT PEACE WITH THE ANIMALS AGAIN,
  • 00:20:47.220 --> 00:20:50.060
  • WHICH ADAM LOST WHEN THE ANIMALS TURNED ON HIM.
  • 00:20:50.090 --> 00:20:52.190
  • I NAME THE ANIMALS AGAIN.
  • 00:20:52.220 --> 00:20:53.250
  • I'M 30.
  • 00:20:53.280 --> 00:20:54.230
  • I COME INTO MY FATHER'S INHERITANCE.
  • 00:20:54.260 --> 00:20:56.020
  • I STICK MY HAND IN ADDER'S DENS.
  • 00:20:56.050 --> 00:20:57.260
  • THEY DON'T HARM ME.
  • 00:20:57.290 --> 00:20:59.040
  • IN FACT, IF A SNAKE TRIES TO HURT ME, I'M GONNA CRUSH IT
  • 00:20:59.070 --> 00:21:01.160
  • UNDER MY HEEL, GENESIS 3:15, PROTOEVANGELION,
  • 00:21:01.190 --> 00:21:04.060
  • AND IF ANYTHING TRIES TO HURT MY DISCIPLES,
  • 00:21:04.090 --> 00:21:06.060
  • THEY'RE GONNA HAVE DOMINION OVER THE EARTH, TOO,
  • 00:21:06.090 --> 00:21:07.290
  • BECAUSE WHEN THEY TRIED TO KILL JOHN THE APOSTLE,
  • 00:21:08.020 --> 00:21:09.280
  • WHEN CAESAR TRIED TO POISON HIM,
  • 00:21:10.010 --> 00:21:11.190
  • HE ACTUALLY DIDN'T DIE, AND SO THEY TRIED TO BURN HIM
  • 00:21:11.220 --> 00:21:15.170
  • IN A CAULDRON OF BOILING OIL,
  • 00:21:15.200 --> 00:21:17.070
  • AND AGAIN, HE WOULDN'T DIE.
  • 00:21:17.100 --> 00:21:18.150
  • SO THEN THEY ABANDONED HIM AND SEQUESTERED HIM
  • 00:21:18.180 --> 00:21:22.240
  • TO THE ISLAND OF PATMOS SO HE WOULD DIE ON A DESERT ISLAND,
  • 00:21:22.270 --> 00:21:26.140
  • AND IN THE DESERT, IT BECAME A DELIGHT,
  • 00:21:26.170 --> 00:21:28.080
  • BECAUSE JOHN CAME BACK FROM THE DESERT,
  • 00:21:28.110 --> 00:21:30.230
  • THE DESERT ISLAND, WITH THE BESTSELLER,
  • 00:21:30.260 --> 00:21:32.290
  • THE BOOK OF REVELATION.
  • 00:21:33.020 --> 00:21:34.110
  • THEY COULDN'T KILL HIM.
  • 00:21:34.140 --> 00:21:35.140
  • HE HAD DOMINION OVER THE EARTH.
  • 00:21:35.170 --> 00:21:37.040
  • IN THE SAME WAY, HAVE DOMINION OVER THE EARTH.
  • 00:21:37.070 --> 00:21:39.230
  • SUBDUE IT.
  • 00:21:39.260 --> 00:21:40.280
  • WALK AROUND LIKE MORE THAN A CONQUEROR WITH HUMBLE
  • 00:21:41.010 --> 00:21:42.250
  • CONFIDENCE KNOWING THAT THE GOD WHO MADE THE UNIVERSE
  • 00:21:42.280 --> 00:21:45.230
  • IS INSIDE YOU, AND IF ALMIGHTY GOD SAYS YOU ARE MY TEMPLE
  • 00:21:45.260 --> 00:21:49.080
  • FOR THE HOLY SPIRIT, WE DON'T HAVE CONFIDENCE;
  • 00:21:49.110 --> 00:21:51.130
  • WE HAVE GOD-FIDENCE.
  • 00:21:51.160 --> 00:21:52.080
  • WE HAVE SO MUCH GOD-FIDENCE.
  • 00:21:52.110 --> 00:21:53.030
  • THAT'S WHAT PEOPLE SENSE.
  • 00:21:53.060 --> 00:21:54.210
  • LIKE, WHY ARE WE SO CONFIDENT?
  • 00:21:54.240 --> 00:21:56.040
  • DO YOU HAVE YOUR ABILITIES THAT YOU'RE CONFIDENT IN?
  • 00:21:56.070 --> 00:21:58.060
  • IS IT YOUR OWN TALENTS THAT YOU'RE TRUSTING IN?
  • 00:21:58.090 --> 00:22:00.110
  • IS IT IN YOUR DESIRES THAT YOU'RE PINNING YOUR HOPES ON?
  • 00:22:00.140 --> 00:22:02.290
  • WE'RE LIKE, ACTUALLY, WHERE ALL MY CONFIDENCE
  • 00:22:03.020 --> 00:22:05.040
  • COMES FROM IS THIS SPIRIT INSIDE ME.
  • 00:22:05.070 --> 00:22:07.190
  • IT'S THE SPIRIT OF THE LIVING GOD, WHO TAKES THE DESERT
  • 00:22:07.220 --> 00:22:11.010
  • OF DESPAIR AND TURNS IT INTO A DESIRE OF DELIGHT.
  • 00:22:11.040 --> 00:22:15.250
  • IF YOU'RE IN THE DESERT OF DESPAIR AND YOUR HEART
  • 00:22:15.280 --> 00:22:18.190
  • HAS BEEN MADE SICK BECAUSE YOU DEFERRED YOUR HOPE,
  • 00:22:18.220 --> 00:22:20.270
  • IF TONIGHT YOU WILL SAY, I WILL HOPE IN GOD AGAIN,
  • 00:22:21.000 --> 00:22:23.170
  • YOU WATCH WHEN THE DESIRE COMES, WHEN THE DESIRE COMES,
  • 00:22:23.200 --> 00:22:26.230
  • WHEN THE DESIRE COMES, IT IS AS A TREE OF LIFE,
  • 00:22:26.260 --> 00:22:29.180
  • AND HE WILL TURN IT INTO THE GARDEN OF EDEN.
  • 00:22:29.210 --> 00:22:31.200
  • WHAT I'M SAYING TONIGHT IS IF YOU WALK AWAY FROM THIS
  • 00:22:31.230 --> 00:22:34.020
  • BIBLE STUDY FEELING BLUE, LIKE YOU HEARD BAD NEWS,
  • 00:22:34.050 --> 00:22:36.290
  • IT WAS A GIANT, MASSIVE, GARGANTUAN, MAMMOTH EXERCISE
  • 00:22:37.020 --> 00:22:40.140
  • IN MISSING THE POINT.
  • 00:22:40.170 --> 00:22:41.200
  • IF, HOWEVER, YOU WALK AWAY SAYING I REALLY HEARD SOME
  • 00:22:41.230 --> 00:22:44.070
  • GOOD NEWS TONIGHT, THEN WE HAVE ACCOMPLISHED OUR MISSION.
  • 00:22:44.100 --> 00:22:46.240
  • MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.
  • 00:22:46.270 --> 00:22:48.020
  • AND WHAT I WANNA TELL YOU IS THIS.
  • 00:22:48.050 --> 00:22:49.190
  • HERE'S THE GOOD NEWS.
  • 00:22:49.220 --> 00:22:50.210
  • JESUS DID NOT DIE ON A CROSS
  • 00:22:50.240 --> 00:22:52.270
  • SO YOU COULD LIVE LIKE HELL ON EARTH.
  • 00:22:53.000 --> 00:22:55.060
  • JESUS DID NOT DIE ON THE CROSS JUST TO SEQUESTER YOU
  • 00:22:55.090 --> 00:22:59.110
  • OFF THIS ROCK INTO HEAVEN SOMEDAY,
  • 00:22:59.140 --> 00:23:01.190
  • ALTHOUGH I'M SO GLAD WE'RE GOING TO HEAVEN.
  • 00:23:01.220 --> 00:23:03.180
  • THAT'S AWESOME.
  • 00:23:03.210 --> 00:23:04.200
  • JESUS DIDN'T JUST DIE TO GET YOU OFF THIS ROCK
  • 00:23:04.230 --> 00:23:07.130
  • AND INTO HEAVEN; HE DIED TO GET HEAVEN INTO YOU
  • 00:23:07.160 --> 00:23:09.230
  • WHILE YOU'RE ON THIS ROCK.
  • 00:23:09.260 --> 00:23:11.000
  • THIS KINGDOM IS WITHIN YOU ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:23:11.030 --> 00:23:14.080
  • THE OLD TESTAMENT IS, OH, MAN, THE SHEEP HAVE TO DIE
  • 00:23:14.110 --> 00:23:17.190
  • IN THE TEMPLE FOR THE SINS OF THE SHEPHERD,
  • 00:23:17.220 --> 00:23:19.250
  • BECAUSE THE SHEPHERDS WERE OUTLAWS AND OUTCASTS
  • 00:23:19.280 --> 00:23:21.240
  • WHO WENT AGAINST THE TABOO OF THE VILLAGE.
  • 00:23:21.270 --> 00:23:23.210
  • AND THE SMELL SHEEP PRECEDED THEM EVERYWHERE THEY WENT,
  • 00:23:23.240 --> 00:23:25.240
  • SO EVERYONE KNEW.
  • 00:23:25.270 --> 00:23:26.220
  • THEY WERE LIKE THE LEPERS AND PARIAHS
  • 00:23:26.250 --> 00:23:28.090
  • AND OUTCASTS OF SOCIETY.
  • 00:23:28.120 --> 00:23:29.220
  • SO THE OLD TESTAMENT IS ALL THESE SHEEP ARE DYING
  • 00:23:29.250 --> 00:23:31.280
  • FOR THE SINS OF THESE OUTLAW SHEPHERDS.
  • 00:23:32.010 --> 00:23:33.250
  • THE NEW TESTAMENT IS, THE GOOD SHEPHERD LAYS DOWN HIS LIFE
  • 00:23:33.280 --> 00:23:36.180
  • FOR HIS SHEEP, AND THE CHRISTMAS MESSAGE CAME
  • 00:23:36.210 --> 00:23:38.220
  • TO OUTLAWS AND OUTCASTS AND ODDBALLS AND ODD-MAN-OUT LOSERS
  • 00:23:38.250 --> 00:23:42.050
  • LIKE SHEPHERDS IN THE FIELDS OF BETHLEHEM.
  • 00:23:42.080 --> 00:23:44.280
  • THE OLD TESTAMENT IS TAKE OFF YOUR SHOES,
  • 00:23:45.010 --> 00:23:47.020
  • THIS IS HOLY GROUND.
  • 00:23:47.050 --> 00:23:48.040
  • THE NEW TESTAMENT IS LUKE 15, THE FATHER GOES
  • 00:23:48.070 --> 00:23:50.210
  • TO THE PRODIGAL SON AND GIVES SHOES TO HIS FEET,
  • 00:23:50.240 --> 00:23:53.020
  • BECAUSE NOW THE SON IS WORTHY TO STAND IN THE FATHER'S
  • 00:23:53.050 --> 00:23:55.200
  • PRESENCE THROUGH SONSHIP, BECAUSE BEAUTIFUL ARE THE FEET
  • 00:23:55.230 --> 00:23:58.180
  • THAT RUN TO BRING THE GOOD NEWS.
  • 00:23:58.210 --> 00:24:00.170
  • YOU STAND WORTHY IN MY PRESENCE.
  • 00:24:00.200 --> 00:24:02.090
  • HERE'S SHOES FOR YOUR FEET.
  • 00:24:02.120 --> 00:24:04.020
  • THE OLD TESTAMENT IS, MY THOUGHTS ARE HIGHER
  • 00:24:04.050 --> 00:24:05.280
  • THAN YOUR THOUGHTS; THE NEW TESTAMENT IS,
  • 00:24:06.010 --> 00:24:07.250
  • YOU HAVE RECEIVED THE MIND OF CHRIST.
  • 00:24:07.280 --> 00:24:09.200
  • THE OLD TESTAMENT IS, THERE IS A VEIL SEPARATING YOU
  • 00:24:09.230 --> 00:24:11.270
  • FROM GOD'S PRESENCE; THE NEW TESTAMENT IS,
  • 00:24:12.000 --> 00:24:13.280
  • JESUS TEARS THE TEMPLE VEIL, NOT JUST
  • 00:24:14.010 --> 00:24:15.030
  • SO THAT YOU CAN GET INTO THE PRESENCE,
  • 00:24:15.060 --> 00:24:17.060
  • BUT SO THAT THE PRESENCE CAN GET INTO YOU,
  • 00:24:17.090 --> 00:24:19.050
  • AND NO LONGER DO YOU HAVE TO GO TO THE TEMPLE,
  • 00:24:19.080 --> 00:24:20.270
  • BECAUSE YOU ARE THE TEMPLE FOR THE HOLY SPIRIT.
  • 00:24:21.000 --> 00:24:23.200
  • THE OLD TESTAMENT IS, IN ANCIENT DAYS,
  • 00:24:23.230 --> 00:24:26.260
  • IN THE LAW, IT'S DON'T MAKE ANY GRAVEN IMAGES OF ME,
  • 00:24:26.290 --> 00:24:30.190
  • BUT WHEN EDEN COMES, GOD SAYS,
  • 00:24:30.220 --> 00:24:32.160
  • I'VE ALREADY MADE IMAGES OF MYSELF.
  • 00:24:32.190 --> 00:24:34.050
  • THAT'S YOU, FEATHERLESS BIPEDS AND HUMAN BEINGS.
  • 00:24:34.080 --> 00:24:36.080
  • YOU ARE MADE IN THE IMAGE OF GOD.
  • 00:24:36.110 --> 00:24:38.030
  • THIS IS SO MUCH GOOD NEWS.
  • 00:24:38.060 --> 00:24:40.080
  • YOU HAVE SO MUCH HOPE.
  • 00:24:40.110 --> 00:24:41.260
  • YOU HAVE NO EXCUSE TO STAY IN YOUR DESERT OF DESPAIR.
  • 00:24:41.290 --> 00:24:45.040
  • NO MATTER WHAT YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES ARE,
  • 00:24:45.070 --> 00:24:46.230
  • YOU ARE NOT A CREATURE, BUT A CREATOR OF YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES.
  • 00:24:46.260 --> 00:24:49.190
  • HAVE DOMINION.
  • 00:24:49.220 --> 00:24:50.190
  • SUBDUE.
  • 00:24:50.220 --> 00:24:51.160
  • BE MORE THAN A CONQUEROR.
  • 00:24:51.190 --> 00:24:52.200
  • LIVE UP TO WHO YOU ALREADY ARE.
  • 00:24:52.230 --> 00:24:54.060
  • WALK WORTHY OF THE CALLING THAT YOU HAVE RECEIVED.
  • 00:24:54.090 --> 00:24:56.160
  • EAT FROM THE TREE OR LIFE.
  • 00:24:56.190 --> 00:24:57.290
  • REJECT THE TREE OF THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD AND EVIL,
  • 00:24:58.020 --> 00:25:00.160
  • BECAUSE THERE'S PLEASURE NOT FOR A SEASON.
  • 00:25:00.190 --> 00:25:02.140
  • IT TASTES GOOD, BUT IT LEAVES YOUR STOMACH BITTER.
  • 00:25:02.170 --> 00:25:04.190
  • BUT THE PLEASURES THAT THE LORD'S
  • 00:25:04.220 --> 00:25:06.080
  • RIGHT HAND HAS LAST FOREVERMORE.
  • 00:25:06.110 --> 00:25:08.070
  • WE'RE GONNA SHOW THE WORLD THAT WE HAVE MORE FUN
  • 00:25:08.100 --> 00:25:10.040
  • THAN THEY EVER DREAMED OF, AND THEN THEY'LL BE FORCED
  • 00:25:10.070 --> 00:25:12.090
  • TO JOIN US, AND THEN WE'RE BASICALLY JUST GONNA
  • 00:25:12.120 --> 00:25:14.080
  • TAKE OVER THE WORLD FOR THE KINGDOM OF GOD,
  • 00:25:14.110 --> 00:25:16.110
  • AND WE'RE GONNA BE VISIONARIES.
  • 00:25:16.140 --> 00:25:17.230
  • THEN ALL THESE OLD MEN WHO THOUGHT THEY WERE GONNA DIE
  • 00:25:17.260 --> 00:25:19.160
  • ARE GONNA START DREAMING DREAMS,
  • 00:25:19.190 --> 00:25:20.260
  • AND ALL THESE YOUNG MEN WHO ARE KILLING THEMSELVES
  • 00:25:20.290 --> 00:25:22.180
  • ARE GONNA START HAVING VISIONS,
  • 00:25:22.210 --> 00:25:23.290
  • AND ALL OF THESE WOMEN WHO THOUGHT THEY DIDN'T HAVE A VOICE
  • 00:25:24.020 --> 00:25:26.040
  • ARE GONNA BE MAIDENS WHO PROPHESY, AND THIS GENERATION
  • 00:25:26.070 --> 00:25:28.200
  • THAT THOUGHT GOD ABANDONED IT, THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD
  • 00:25:28.230 --> 00:25:30.140
  • IS GONNA FALL ON ALL FLESH, AND PEOPLE ARE GONNA BE SPEAKING
  • 00:25:30.170 --> 00:25:33.020
  • IN NEW TONGUES, AND THEY'RE GONNA TAKE UP SERPENTS,
  • 00:25:33.050 --> 00:25:34.280
  • AND THEY'RE NOT GONNA BE HARMED.
  • 00:25:35.010 --> 00:25:36.010
  • THEY'RE GONNA DRINK POISONOUS CUPS,
  • 00:25:36.040 --> 00:25:37.170
  • AND THEY'RE NOT GONNA DIE.
  • 00:25:37.200 --> 00:25:38.240
  • THEY'RE GONNA BE ABANDONED IN DESERT ISLANDS,
  • 00:25:38.270 --> 00:25:40.160
  • AND THEY'RE GONNA COME BACK WITH BESTSELLERS,
  • 00:25:40.190 --> 00:25:42.070
  • AND THE KINGDOM OF GOD'S GONNA COME TO EARTH
  • 00:25:42.100 --> 00:25:43.290
  • AS IT IS IN HEAVEN, AND IT STARTS NOW.
  • 00:25:44.020 --> 00:25:45.270
  • IT'S NOT JUST A GRADUAL THING.
  • 00:25:46.000 --> 00:25:47.130
  • IT STARTS NOW.
  • 00:25:47.160 --> 00:25:48.140
  • YOU START WALKING WITH THE GOD OF HOPE NOW.
  • 00:25:48.170 --> 00:25:50.090
  • YOU START LETTING THE GOD OF HOPE LOVE YOU NOW,
  • 00:25:50.120 --> 00:25:53.090
  • AND YOU WATCH HOW HE WILL ABSOLUTELY ERADICATE,
  • 00:25:53.120 --> 00:25:56.250
  • DEMOLISH, AND DESTROY ALL OF YOUR DESPAIR.
  • 00:25:56.280 --> 00:26:00.060
  • IF YOUR HEART WAS SICK, IT BETTER NOT BE ANYMORE,
  • 00:26:00.090 --> 00:26:02.280
  • BECAUSE WHEN THE DESIRE COMES, IT'S A TREE OF LIFE
  • 00:26:03.010 --> 00:26:05.090
  • AND HOPE IS IN YOUR CONTROL.
  • 00:26:05.120 --> 00:26:06.250
  • YOU CHOOSE HOPE NOW, AND EDEN WILL COME AGAIN.
  • 00:26:06.280 --> 00:26:10.050
  • (CONGREGATION CHEERS AND APPLAUDS)
  • 00:26:10.080 --> 00:26:11.210
  • (UPLIFTING INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC)
  • 00:26:11.240 --> 00:26:13.180
  • GOD NEVER CHANGES HIS PLANS TO ACCOMMODATE HUMAN FEARS.
  • 00:26:13.210 --> 00:26:18.220
  • I'M SO GLAD GOD DOESN'T GIVE US A BORING STORY,
  • 00:26:18.250 --> 00:26:21.050
  • BUT RATHER, CALLS US TO FAITH OUR FEARS.
  • 00:26:21.080 --> 00:26:24.220
  • NOT JUST TO GO THROUGH LIFE PLAYING IT SAFE,
  • 00:26:24.250 --> 00:26:27.000
  • WATCHING MOVIES, BUT RATHER, LIVING THE EPIC,
  • 00:26:27.030 --> 00:26:30.020
  • LIVING MOVIES, ATTEMPTING GREAT THINGS FOR GOD,
  • 00:26:30.050 --> 00:26:33.000
  • EXPECTING GREAT THINGS FROM GOD,
  • 00:26:33.030 --> 00:26:34.250
  • AS WE BRING EDEN BACK TO THIS GENERATION.
  • 00:26:34.280 --> 00:26:38.100
  • I'M BEN COURSON, AND YOU'VE BEEN WATCHING HOPE GENERATION.
  • 00:26:38.130 --> 00:26:43.190
  • 00:26:43.220 --> 00:27:01.160
  • I CAN'T TELL YOU HOW MUCH YOUR STORIES OF HOPE HAVE IMPACTED
  • 00:27:01.190 --> 00:27:04.280
  • THE TEAM OF HOPE GENERATION TO KNOW THAT LIVES
  • 00:27:05.010 --> 00:27:07.240
  • ARE BEING CHANGED BY THE MESSAGE OF THE GOD OF HOPE.
  • 00:27:07.270 --> 00:27:10.260
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  • 00:27:10.290 --> 00:27:13.090
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  • 00:27:13.120 --> 00:27:16.120
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  • 00:27:20.100 --> 00:27:21.100