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Justification For Unforgiveness

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October 5, 2020
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Pastor Jentezen Franklin brings practical meaning to spiritual truths found in God’s Word.

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  • - I want to talk to you
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  • - I want to talk to youfor just a few moments about,
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  • for just a few moments about,"How to Justify
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  • "How to Justifythe Greatest Justification
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  • the Greatest Justificationthat You Can Have
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  • that You Can Havefor Unforgiveness".
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  • for Unforgiveness".What a strange title.
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  • What a strange title.I want to tell you
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  • I want to tell youhow to justify unforgiveness
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  • how to justify unforgivenessin your life.
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  • in your life.When I think
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  • When I thinkof the great temptation
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  • of the great temptationof Jesus, I think
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  • of Jesus, I thinkof the wilderness and so,
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  • of the wilderness and so,in Matthew 4, it's labeled
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  • in Matthew 4, it's labeledthat in most Bibles.
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  • that in most Bibles.Any study Bible
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  • Any study Biblewill call Matthew 4
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  • will call Matthew 4the great temptation of Christ,
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  • the great temptation of Christ,when for 40 days He fasted.
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  • when for 40 days He fasted.It was unreal
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  • It was unrealwhere he was in the wilderness,
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  • where he was in the wilderness,the Dead Sea.
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  • the Dead Sea.It's a hostile terrain,
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  • It's a hostile terrain,bleak circumstances,
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  • bleak circumstances,hot and miserable.
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  • hot and miserable.He fasted for 40 days
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  • He fasted for 40 daysunder these conditions
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  • under these conditionsthat we can't even imagine.
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  • that we can't even imagine.I've been on a few
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  • I've been on a fewprotracted fasts,
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  • protracted fasts,never 40 days like that,
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  • never 40 days like that,but to go without food a week,
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  • but to go without food a week,two weeks, three weeks
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  • two weeks, three weeksin the comfort of your own home
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  • in the comfort of your own homeis still an enormous,
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  • is still an enormous,enormous challenge,
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  • enormous challenge,but to do it out in nature,
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  • but to do it out in nature,and particularly in a desert,
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  • and particularly in a desert,in this area, this region,
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  • in this area, this region,we can't imagine.
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  • we can't imagine.And, in those Judean hills
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  • And, in those Judean hillsand deserts,
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  • and deserts,there Christ for 40 days fasted
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  • there Christ for 40 days fastedand then Satan came
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  • and then Satan cameto tempt Him, the Bible said.
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  • to tempt Him, the Bible said.Satan himself, face-to-face
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  • Satan himself, face-to-facewith Jesus, at the end
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  • with Jesus, at the endof the 40 days, and he said,
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  • of the 40 days, and he said,if you're the Son of God,
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  • if you're the Son of God,turn this stone into bread.
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  • turn this stone into bread.You're hungry, you're starving,
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  • You're hungry, you're starving,you're about
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  • you're aboutto just stop existing,
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  • to just stop existing,you're so famished.
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  • you're so famished.You could die out here.
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  • You could die out here.You haven't eaten in 40 days,
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  • You haven't eaten in 40 days,and you've got a long journey
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  • and you've got a long journeyahead of you to get out
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  • ahead of you to get outof the wilderness.
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  • of the wilderness.And he said, turn the stones
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  • And he said, turn the stonesinto bread, and Jesus said,
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  • into bread, and Jesus said,"It is written."
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  • "It is written."Then he came
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  • Then he camewith the second temptation,
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  • with the second temptation,the great temptation of Satan.
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  • the great temptation of Satan.He took Him to the pinnacle
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  • He took Him to the pinnacleof the temple and he said,
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  • of the temple and he said,"Jump off, for the Scriptures
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  • "Jump off, for the Scripturessay that He's given His angels
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  • say that He's given His angelscharge over you.
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  • charge over you.They'll catch you at any time."
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  • They'll catch you at any time."He adds those words,
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  • He adds those words,and those words
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  • and those wordswere not in the original text
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  • were not in the original textin the Book of Psalms
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  • in the Book of Psalmswhen that was written
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  • when that was writtenhundreds of years
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  • hundreds of yearsbefore by the psalmist, David.
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  • before by the psalmist, David.The devil will always add,
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  • The devil will always add,or misquote,
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  • or misquote,or misdirect Scripture.
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  • or misdirect Scripture.Any time he's quoting them,
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  • Any time he's quoting them,he's quoting them
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  • he's quoting themto misuse them.
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  • to misuse them.And then, thirdly,
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  • And then, thirdly,he takes Him and shows Him
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  • he takes Him and shows Himall the kingdoms of the world,
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  • all the kingdoms of the world,and he says, if you'll just
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  • and he says, if you'll justbow down and worship me,
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  • bow down and worship me,I'll give you these kingdoms.
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  • I'll give you these kingdoms.I love the wording
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  • I love the wordingof the New Testament.
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  • of the New Testament.It said, "He showed Him
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  • It said, "He showed Himthe kingdoms of this world
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  • the kingdoms of this worldin a moment..."
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  • in a moment..."In a moment.
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  • In a moment.But the Bible says in Isaiah
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  • But the Bible says in Isaiahthat of God's kingdom,
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  • that of God's kingdom,there will be no end
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  • there will be no endto the increase of His kingdom,
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  • to the increase of His kingdom,which means Satan could show you
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  • which means Satan could show youhis kingdom in a moment,
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  • his kingdom in a moment,but it'll take us
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  • but it'll take usall of eternity,
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  • all of eternity,we'll still be discovering
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  • we'll still be discoveringaspects of the kingdom of God,
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  • And then afterwards,
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  • And then afterwards,the angels came
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  • the angels cameand ministered to Jesus
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  • and ministered to Jesuswhen He resisted the devil,
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  • when He resisted the devil,and that's called
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  • and that's calledthe great temptation.
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  • the great temptation.But, I believe
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  • But, I believethe greatest temptation
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  • the greatest temptationof Jesus Christ
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  • of Jesus Christwas not in the wilderness
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  • was not in the wildernessafter the 40 day fast
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  • after the 40 day fastwhen He faced Satan
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  • when He faced Satanface to face.
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  • face to face.I believe the greatest
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  • I believe the greatesttemptation Jesus ever faced
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  • temptation Jesus ever facedwas in the text
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  • was in the textthat I just read.
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  • that I just read.When, in the Garden
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  • When, in the Gardenof Gethsemane,
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  • of Gethsemane,His sweat became
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  • His sweat becameas drops of blood,
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  • as drops of blood,where there He knew
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  • where there He knewthat He was within hours
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  • that He was within hoursof being hung on a cross.
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  • of being hung on a cross.He knew that He would hang
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  • He knew that He would hangthere naked, and He knew
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  • there naked, and He knewthat they would clear
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  • that they would cleartheir throats, the passer-byers,
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  • their throats, the passer-byers,and they would put
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  • and they would putspittle on Him.
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  • spittle on Him.He knew that within hours
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  • He knew that within hoursthe blood would be pumping
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  • the blood would be pumpingthrough the nail prints
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  • through the nail printsin His hands and in His feet.
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  • in His hands and in His feet.He knew.
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  • He knew.He knew for sure what was coming
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  • He knew for sure what was comingin just a few hours
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  • in just a few hoursas He was praying
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  • as He was prayingin the Garden of Gethsemane.
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  • in the Garden of Gethsemane.He had known it was coming since
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  • He had known it was coming sinceHe was at least 12 years of age,
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  • He was at least 12 years of age,and now He was 33 years of age.
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  • and now He was 33 years of age.The Bible said, in Hebrews 12:2,
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  • The Bible said, in Hebrews 12:2,that, "For the joy
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  • that, "For the joythat was set before Him,
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  • that was set before Him,He endured the cross."
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  • He endured the cross."The greatest temptation
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  • The greatest temptationof Gethsemane was not the agony
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  • of Gethsemane was not the agonyof the nails, the piercings,
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  • of the nails, the piercings,the whips, the hammer,
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  • the whips, the hammer,the cross.
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  • the cross.It was not the hanging
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  • It was not the hangingon the cross as a spectacle,
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  • on the cross as a spectacle,laughed and mocked
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  • laughed and mockedand spit upon.
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  • and spit upon.The greatest temptation came
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  • The greatest temptation camewhen He knew
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  • when He knewHe could justifiably get out
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  • He could justifiably get outof doing what the Father
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  • of doing what the Fatherwanted Him to do.
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  • wanted Him to do.And given His historical account
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  • And given His historical accountof the decline
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  • of the declineand fall of Roman Empire,
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  • and fall of Roman Empire,He says that a legion
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  • He says that a legionin the Roman army
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  • in the Roman armywas 6.500 soldiers.
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  • was 6.500 soldiers.So, when Peter cut off
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  • So, when Peter cut offthe high priest's servant's ear
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  • the high priest's servant's earand Jesus said,
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  • and Jesus said,"Why are you doing that?
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  • "Why are you doing that?Do you not understand?
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  • Do you not understand?Listen, I could call
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  • Listen, I could call12 legions of angels."
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  • 12 legions of angels."In other words,
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  • In other words,if a legion is 6.500 solders,
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  • if a legion is 6.500 solders,He was saying,
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  • He was saying,if I can call 12,
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  • if I can call 12,I can call 78.000 angels
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  • I can call 78.000 angelsthis very present moment.
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  • this very present moment.Instantly, they would show up
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  • Instantly, they would show upand they would wipe out
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  • and they would wipe outthe population
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  • the populationof the Roman army.
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  • of the Roman army.Don't you know
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  • Don't you knowthat I could pray right now?
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  • that I could pray right now?All I've got to do
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  • All I've got to dois ask the Father,
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  • is ask the Father,and He'll do it.
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  • and He'll do it.Now, either He could
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  • Now, either He couldor He was lying.
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  • or He was lying.Either Jesus meant
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  • Either Jesus meantwhat He said when He said,
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  • what He said when He said,do you not understand?
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  • do you not understand?I have 12 legions
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  • I have 12 legionson reserve right now,
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  • on reserve right now,and all I have to do is say, no,
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  • and all I have to do is say, no,I'm not going to forgive them.
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  • I'm not going to forgive them.I could justify
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  • I could justifynot forgiving them.
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  • not forgiving them.I'm sinless.
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  • I'm sinless.I'm without sin.
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  • I'm without sin.I've done nothing,
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  • I've done nothing,why should I die for them?
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  • why should I die for them?All I'd have to do is say,
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  • All I'd have to do is say,Father, angels now,
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  • Father, angels now,and heaven's angel armies
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  • and heaven's angel armieswould show up and surround Me.
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  • would show up and surround Me.No one would lay a hand on Me.
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  • No one would lay a hand on Me.The single greatest trial
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  • The single greatest trialJesus faced was in the garden,
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  • Jesus faced was in the garden,when He had to pray
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  • when He had to prayso hard that His sweat
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  • so hard that His sweatbecame drops of blood,
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  • became drops of blood,and then He made this statement.
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  • and then He made this statement."Father, if it is possible,
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  • "Father, if it is possible,let this cup pass from me",
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  • let this cup pass from me",which meant right then
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  • which meant right thenit was possible.
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  • it was possible.Just pray, the Father
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  • Just pray, the Fatherwas saying, and I'll send
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  • was saying, and I'll send12 legions of angels.
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  • 12 legions of angels.Why 12 legions?
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  • Why 12 legions?Why did Jesus say 12 legions?
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  • Why did Jesus say 12 legions?Why not 40 legions?
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  • Why not 40 legions?Why not 20.000 legions?
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  • Why not 20.000 legions?He heard a distinct number
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  • He heard a distinct numberfrom the Father.
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  • from the Father.The Father gave Him 12 legions,
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  • The Father gave Him 12 legions,because that was what
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  • because that was whatwas on standby,
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  • was on standby,ready to step in.
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  • ready to step in.He could've stopped right then.
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  • He could've stopped right then.That was the point
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  • That was the pointof the greatest temptation
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  • of the greatest temptationJesus ever faced,
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  • Jesus ever faced,because He knew
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  • because He knewHe could get out of it, listen,
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  • He could get out of it, listen,and totally be justified.
  • 00:07:34.600 --> 00:07:37.470
  • and totally be justified.But nevertheless,
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  • But nevertheless,I could call
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  • I could call12 legions of angels.
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  • 12 legions of angels.But nevertheless,
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  • But nevertheless,I have no fault, I have no sin,
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  • I have no fault, I have no sin,I am undefiled.
  • 00:07:46.178 --> 00:07:48.781
  • I am undefiled.But I choose, because I know
  • 00:07:48.781 --> 00:07:50.383
  • But I choose, because I knowYou want Me to do this.
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  • You want Me to do this.I could justify easily
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  • I could justify easilynot doing it.
  • 00:07:53.452 --> 00:07:54.554
  • not doing it.Nobody would blame Me
  • 00:07:54.554 --> 00:07:55.721
  • Nobody would blame Mefor not doing it.
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  • for not doing it.The angels wouldn't blame me
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  • The angels wouldn't blame mefor not doing it.
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  • for not doing it.Nobody would blame Me
  • 00:07:59.692 --> 00:08:00.860
  • Nobody would blame Mefor not doing it.
  • 00:08:00.860 --> 00:08:03.029
  • for not doing it.But Father, I say no
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  • But Father, I say noto the angel armies.
  • 00:08:05.231 --> 00:08:07.934
  • to the angel armies.Nevertheless, not My will,
  • 00:08:07.934 --> 00:08:11.704
  • Nevertheless, not My will,but Your will be done.
  • 00:08:11.704 --> 00:08:15.241
  • but Your will be done.He who knew no sin became sin
  • 00:08:15.241 --> 00:08:16.609
  • He who knew no sin became sinso that we could become
  • 00:08:16.609 --> 00:08:18.244
  • so that we could becomethe righteousness of God
  • 00:08:18.244 --> 00:08:19.779
  • the righteousness of Godthrough Christ Jesus.
  • 00:08:19.779 --> 00:08:20.513
  • through Christ Jesus.One translation said
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  • One translation saidGod treated Him the way
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  • God treated Him the waywe deserved to be treated,
  • 00:08:23.950 --> 00:08:25.885
  • we deserved to be treated,so that we now are treated
  • 00:08:25.885 --> 00:08:26.719
  • so that we now are treatedthe way He deserved
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  • the way He deservedto be treated.
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  • to be treated.When I think of how He bled,
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  • When I think of how He bled,how He suffered, how He died,
  • 00:08:32.792 --> 00:08:33.926
  • how He suffered, how He died,He could have called
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  • He could have called78.000 angels.
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  • 78.000 angels.One angel slew 185.000
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  • One angel slew 185.000Assyrian soldiers,
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  • Assyrian soldiers,and He had 78.000 ready
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  • and He had 78.000 readyon standby,
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  • on standby,with swords drawn, ready,
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  • with swords drawn, ready,and He chose in that moment
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  • and He chose in that momentto release forgiveness
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  • to release forgivenessinstead of justify
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  • instead of justifynot forgiving.
  • 00:08:53.779 --> 00:08:55.748
  • not forgiving.And our greatest,
  • 00:08:55.748 --> 00:08:58.451
  • And our greatest,most deepest, severe temptations
  • 00:08:58.451 --> 00:09:00.519
  • most deepest, severe temptationsalways come when we feel
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  • always come when we feelthe most justified.
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  • the most justified.When there's no justification
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  • When there's no justificationfor our temptation
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  • for our temptationand our yielding to doing
  • 00:09:08.194 --> 00:09:09.795
  • and our yielding to doingwhat we know we shouldn't do,
  • 00:09:09.795 --> 00:09:12.765
  • what we know we shouldn't do,that's one thing.
  • 00:09:12.765 --> 00:09:14.066
  • that's one thing.When it's clearly no sense
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  • When it's clearly no senseof questioning whether
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  • of questioning whetherit's right or wrong,
  • 00:09:16.168 --> 00:09:17.470
  • it's right or wrong,that's one thing.
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  • that's one thing.But what I believe
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  • But what I believethe greatest temptation
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  • the greatest temptationthat comes in our life
  • 00:09:21.107 --> 00:09:22.875
  • that comes in our lifeis when you can justify
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  • is when you can justifynot doing what you know
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  • not doing what you knowthe Lord wants you to do.
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  • the Lord wants you to do.It's when you could be
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  • It's when you could beso justified that others
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  • so justified that otherswould even pat you
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  • would even pat youon the back and say,
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  • on the back and say,"Absolutely, I agree."
  • 00:09:37.423 --> 00:09:38.124
  • "Absolutely, I agree."Others would say,
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  • Others would say,I don't blame you.
  • 00:09:39.625 --> 00:09:40.426
  • I don't blame you.Others would say,
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  • Others would say,it's about time you stood up
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  • it's about time you stood upfor yourself.
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  • for yourself.Those are the moments
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  • Those are the momentsour greatest temptations come,
  • 00:09:48.067 --> 00:09:50.803
  • our greatest temptations come,when we can justify not doing
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  • when we can justify not doingwhat God said the most.
  • 00:09:54.173 --> 00:09:56.609
  • what God said the most.That's when we are in the test
  • 00:09:56.609 --> 00:09:59.412
  • That's when we are in the testand trial of our life,
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  • and trial of our life,and heaven is watching.
  • 00:10:01.547 --> 00:10:03.683
  • and heaven is watching.That's when we must be so,
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  • That's when we must be so,so careful, is when you can
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  • so careful, is when you canjustify being offended
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  • justify being offendedat somebody, you can justify
  • 00:10:11.691 --> 00:10:13.559
  • at somebody, you can justifybeing hurt and never speaking
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  • being hurt and never speakingto them again.
  • 00:10:14.627 --> 00:10:16.095
  • to them again.You can justify.
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  • You can justify.You've got stuff,
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  • You've got stuff,and people will tell you
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  • and people will tell youyou're absolutely right,
  • 00:10:19.832 --> 00:10:21.801
  • you're absolutely right,but God said,
  • 00:10:21.801 --> 00:10:23.969
  • but God said,"I could have done it,
  • 00:10:23.969 --> 00:10:25.971
  • "I could have done it,but I didn't do it for you,
  • 00:10:25.971 --> 00:10:27.506
  • but I didn't do it for you,and now I don't want you
  • 00:10:27.506 --> 00:10:28.574
  • and now I don't want youto justify
  • 00:10:28.574 --> 00:10:31.510
  • to justifyyour unforgiveness to Me."
  • 00:10:31.510 --> 00:10:32.745
  • your unforgiveness to Me."Watch -- Bible examples,
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  • Watch -- Bible examples,real quick:
  • 00:10:33.779 --> 00:10:36.115
  • real quick:Abraham: "Offer your son,
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  • Abraham: "Offer your son,Isaac, bring him to Me.
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  • Isaac, bring him to Me.Put him on an alter.
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  • Put him on an alter.Whom you love."
  • 00:10:42.021 --> 00:10:43.856
  • Whom you love."Whom you love.
  • 00:10:43.856 --> 00:10:44.457
  • Whom you love.Watch -- I want you
  • 00:10:44.457 --> 00:10:46.292
  • Watch -- I want youto see Christ in this.
  • 00:10:46.292 --> 00:10:48.861
  • to see Christ in this.The father loved the son.
  • 00:10:48.861 --> 00:10:50.329
  • The father loved the son.Abraham loved Isaac.
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  • Abraham loved Isaac.Waited, 25 years for him.
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  • Waited, 25 years for him.The Heavenly Father,
  • 00:10:54.366 --> 00:10:56.635
  • The Heavenly Father,loved His Son, Jesus.
  • 00:10:56.635 --> 00:10:58.003
  • loved His Son, Jesus.And we forget that Isaac
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  • And we forget that Isaacwas 17-21 years of age,
  • 00:11:00.606 --> 00:11:02.141
  • was 17-21 years of age,and the old Abraham
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  • and the old Abrahamwas a hundred years old.
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  • was a hundred years old.If the boy had wanted to,
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  • If the boy had wanted to,he could have resisted.
  • 00:11:08.380 --> 00:11:09.515
  • he could have resisted.He could have said,
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  • He could have said,when the father
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  • when the fatherraised the knife, and said,
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  • raised the knife, and said,"Son, just trust me;
  • 00:11:13.385 --> 00:11:14.487
  • "Son, just trust me;I've heard from God."
  • 00:11:14.487 --> 00:11:16.388
  • I've heard from God."He could have easily said,
  • 00:11:16.388 --> 00:11:17.556
  • He could have easily said,"You've crossed the line,
  • 00:11:17.556 --> 00:11:18.891
  • "You've crossed the line,you've lost your mind,
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  • you've lost your mind,you've turned into a fanatic."
  • 00:11:20.693 --> 00:11:23.529
  • you've turned into a fanatic."But, see the son, submitting,
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  • But, see the son, submitting,to the father.
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  • to the father.In that moment, he could've
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  • In that moment, he could'vefought and resisted,
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  • fought and resisted,and justifiably so.
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  • and justifiably so."You've lost your mind, Dad."
  • 00:11:32.538 --> 00:11:33.572
  • "You've lost your mind, Dad."And, even Abraham could've
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  • And, even Abraham could'veargued back to God:
  • 00:11:35.341 --> 00:11:36.175
  • argued back to God:"You're asking me
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  • "You're asking meto do what You forbid
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  • to do what You forbidthe Moabites to do;
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  • the Moabites to do;You cursed the Moabites
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  • You cursed the Moabitesfor throwing their children
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  • for throwing their childreninto the fire,
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  • into the fire,and, You're telling me now,
  • 00:11:42.681 --> 00:11:44.216
  • and, You're telling me now,to sacrifice my child."
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  • to sacrifice my child."But, in complete obedience,
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  • But, in complete obedience,knowing what God
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  • knowing what Godhad told him to do,
  • 00:11:47.987 --> 00:11:48.587
  • had told him to do,even when he could
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  • even when he couldjustify not doing it,
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  • justify not doing it,Abraham raised the knife,
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  • Abraham raised the knife,and when he did, one angel
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  • and when he did, one angelshowed up and said,
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  • showed up and said,"Stay your hand."
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  • "Stay your hand."Stop your hand.
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  • Stop your hand.And then, the angel said,
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  • And then, the angel said,"God said, 'Now I know.'"
  • 00:12:01.066 --> 00:12:02.168
  • "God said, 'Now I know.'"It was a test, see.
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  • It was a test, see.The greatest test comes,
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  • The greatest test comes,the greatest temptations come,
  • 00:12:06.639 --> 00:12:09.074
  • the greatest temptations come,when you can justify giving in
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  • when you can justify giving into that temptation.
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  • to that temptation.And when Abraham was willing
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  • And when Abraham was willingto do what God told him to do
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  • to do what God told him to doeven when he could justify it,
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  • even when he could justify it,God said, "Now I know,
  • 00:12:17.283 --> 00:12:18.617
  • God said, "Now I know,and I release manifold
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  • and I release manifoldblessings upon you
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  • blessings upon youand your seed.
  • 00:12:20.719 --> 00:12:21.887
  • and your seed.I don't want you to kill him;
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  • I don't want you to kill him;I just wanted to see
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  • I just wanted to seeif you could pass this test."
  • 00:12:26.625 --> 00:12:28.661
  • if you could pass this test."And watch this, watch this:
  • 00:12:28.661 --> 00:12:32.665
  • And watch this, watch this:One angel stopped Abraham
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  • One angel stopped Abrahamfrom killing his son,
  • 00:12:34.800 --> 00:12:37.169
  • from killing his son,but 78.000 angels
  • 00:12:37.169 --> 00:12:38.938
  • but 78.000 angelscouldn't stop Jesus
  • 00:12:38.938 --> 00:12:42.408
  • couldn't stop Jesusfor dying for you.
  • 00:12:42.408 --> 00:12:44.410
  • for dying for you.I'm saying that we need
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  • I'm saying that we needto understand our greatest
  • 00:12:45.711 --> 00:12:47.479
  • to understand our greatestmoments of temptation come
  • 00:12:47.479 --> 00:12:48.647
  • moments of temptation comefrom our greatest
  • 00:12:48.647 --> 00:12:50.115
  • from our greatestjustifications.
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  • justifications.What about Moses?
  • 00:12:51.584 --> 00:12:53.285
  • What about Moses?The guy lives 80 years
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  • The guy lives 80 yearsof his life in deserts,
  • 00:12:56.856 --> 00:12:58.224
  • of his life in deserts,and he brings God's people
  • 00:12:58.224 --> 00:12:59.658
  • and he brings God's peopleout of bondage,
  • 00:12:59.658 --> 00:13:02.194
  • out of bondage,and he does everything right.
  • 00:13:02.194 --> 00:13:02.795
  • and he does everything right.He goes through
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  • He goes throughevery trial and passes it,
  • 00:13:05.164 --> 00:13:06.498
  • every trial and passes it,and he gets in the desert
  • 00:13:06.498 --> 00:13:07.766
  • and he gets in the desertand he gets aggravated
  • 00:13:07.766 --> 00:13:08.801
  • and he gets aggravatedat the people murmuring
  • 00:13:08.801 --> 00:13:09.802
  • at the people murmuringand complaining,
  • 00:13:09.802 --> 00:13:10.469
  • and complaining,and he takes a stick
  • 00:13:10.469 --> 00:13:11.136
  • and he takes a stickand God said,
  • 00:13:11.136 --> 00:13:12.137
  • and God said,speak to the stick,
  • 00:13:12.137 --> 00:13:13.105
  • speak to the stick,don't strike it.
  • 00:13:13.105 --> 00:13:15.541
  • don't strike it.But he struck the rod,
  • 00:13:15.541 --> 00:13:17.977
  • But he struck the rod,and when he struck the rod,
  • 00:13:17.977 --> 00:13:19.979
  • and when he struck the rod,the Bible said that God said,
  • 00:13:19.979 --> 00:13:20.980
  • the Bible said that God said,"Sorry, you're not going
  • 00:13:20.980 --> 00:13:24.316
  • "Sorry, you're not goinginto the Promised Land."
  • 00:13:24.316 --> 00:13:25.651
  • into the Promised Land."Can you imagine?
  • 00:13:25.651 --> 00:13:26.986
  • Can you imagine?After 80 years of trying
  • 00:13:26.986 --> 00:13:28.821
  • After 80 years of tryingto get God's people free,
  • 00:13:28.821 --> 00:13:30.389
  • to get God's people free,and you're there at the border,
  • 00:13:30.389 --> 00:13:32.124
  • and you're there at the border,ready to go over,
  • 00:13:32.124 --> 00:13:32.925
  • ready to go over,and God says, "Um,
  • 00:13:32.925 --> 00:13:34.260
  • and God says, "Um,I've got an announcement.
  • 00:13:34.260 --> 00:13:36.528
  • I've got an announcement.Moses isn't going."
  • 00:13:36.528 --> 00:13:37.329
  • Moses isn't going."What do you mean?
  • 00:13:37.329 --> 00:13:39.365
  • What do you mean?He hit the rod and I told him
  • 00:13:39.365 --> 00:13:40.399
  • He hit the rod and I told himto speak to the rod.
  • 00:13:40.399 --> 00:13:43.102
  • to speak to the rod.Moses could've justifiably said,
  • 00:13:43.102 --> 00:13:44.670
  • Moses could've justifiably said,I'm mad at you, God.
  • 00:13:44.670 --> 00:13:45.638
  • I'm mad at you, God.I don't get You.
  • 00:13:45.638 --> 00:13:47.006
  • I don't get You.I'm upset with You.
  • 00:13:47.006 --> 00:13:48.974
  • I'm upset with You.You're unfair, You're unjust.
  • 00:13:48.974 --> 00:13:50.109
  • You're unfair, You're unjust.I'll tell you something.
  • 00:13:50.109 --> 00:13:51.477
  • I'll tell you something.There will come times
  • 00:13:51.477 --> 00:13:52.878
  • There will come timesin your walk with the Lord,
  • 00:13:52.878 --> 00:13:54.513
  • in your walk with the Lord,the biggest room in your life
  • 00:13:54.513 --> 00:13:56.448
  • the biggest room in your lifebetter be the room
  • 00:13:56.448 --> 00:13:57.449
  • better be the roomwhere you don't understand
  • 00:13:57.449 --> 00:14:01.320
  • where you don't understandwhat God is doing.
  • 00:14:01.320 --> 00:14:02.221
  • what God is doing.But I might add this,
  • 00:14:02.221 --> 00:14:03.389
  • But I might add this,he did get to make it into
  • 00:14:03.389 --> 00:14:04.523
  • he did get to make it intothe Promised Land because
  • 00:14:04.523 --> 00:14:06.325
  • the Promised Land becauseafter he died and Jesus,
  • 00:14:06.325 --> 00:14:08.060
  • after he died and Jesus,2.000 years shows up later
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  • 2.000 years shows up lateron the Mount of Transfiguration,
  • 00:14:10.296 --> 00:14:11.797
  • on the Mount of Transfiguration,and the Bible said
  • 00:14:11.797 --> 00:14:15.367
  • and the Bible saidthat Moses and Elijah
  • 00:14:15.367 --> 00:14:16.869
  • that Moses and Elijahshowed up in the Promised Land.
  • 00:14:16.869 --> 00:14:17.903
  • showed up in the Promised Land.I've got a feeling when Moses
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  • I've got a feeling when Moseslanded down and put his feet
  • 00:14:19.705 --> 00:14:21.440
  • landed down and put his feeton the Mount of Transfiguration,
  • 00:14:21.440 --> 00:14:22.608
  • on the Mount of Transfiguration,he threw up his hands
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  • he threw up his handsand he said,
  • 00:14:23.175 --> 00:14:25.344
  • and he said,I finally made it in,
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  • Just stay with me a moment.
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  • Just stay with me a moment.Joseph.
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  • Joseph.His brothers tried to kill him.
  • 00:14:39.224 --> 00:14:40.826
  • His brothers tried to kill him.He was closest to losing it,
  • 00:14:40.826 --> 00:14:41.827
  • He was closest to losing it,not when his brothers
  • 00:14:41.827 --> 00:14:43.595
  • not when his brothersthrew him into the pit.
  • 00:14:43.595 --> 00:14:44.096
  • threw him into the pit.That wasn't his
  • 00:14:44.096 --> 00:14:46.231
  • That wasn't hisgreatest temptation.
  • 00:14:46.231 --> 00:14:48.400
  • greatest temptation.Not when Potiphar's wife
  • 00:14:48.400 --> 00:14:50.636
  • Not when Potiphar's wifeaccused him of rape, falsely.
  • 00:14:50.636 --> 00:14:52.471
  • accused him of rape, falsely.Not when he was imprisoned
  • 00:14:52.471 --> 00:14:53.973
  • Not when he was imprisonedfor 13 years for a crime
  • 00:14:53.973 --> 00:14:54.773
  • for 13 years for a crimehe didn't commit.
  • 00:14:54.773 --> 00:14:55.274
  • he didn't commit.Not when the butler
  • 00:14:55.274 --> 00:14:56.508
  • Not when the butlerand the baker --
  • 00:14:56.508 --> 00:14:58.043
  • and the baker --that was not his --
  • 00:14:58.043 --> 00:14:59.278
  • that was not his --when they forgot him
  • 00:14:59.278 --> 00:15:02.114
  • when they forgot himeven though he helped them,
  • 00:15:02.114 --> 00:15:02.915
  • even though he helped them,none of those things
  • 00:15:02.915 --> 00:15:04.316
  • none of those thingswere his greatest temptation.
  • 00:15:04.316 --> 00:15:05.551
  • were his greatest temptation.His greatest temptation
  • 00:15:05.551 --> 00:15:06.752
  • His greatest temptationis this tender scene
  • 00:15:06.752 --> 00:15:08.654
  • is this tender scenewhen the famine is on,
  • 00:15:08.654 --> 00:15:10.189
  • when the famine is on,and his ten older brothers
  • 00:15:10.189 --> 00:15:11.790
  • and his ten older brotherscome staggering in,
  • 00:15:11.790 --> 00:15:13.592
  • come staggering in,famished and starving.
  • 00:15:13.592 --> 00:15:14.460
  • famished and starving.And there's no food
  • 00:15:14.460 --> 00:15:15.794
  • And there's no foodanywhere on the earth,
  • 00:15:15.794 --> 00:15:17.062
  • anywhere on the earth,except in Egypt.
  • 00:15:17.062 --> 00:15:18.931
  • except in Egypt.And they don't know its Joseph.
  • 00:15:18.931 --> 00:15:20.566
  • And they don't know its Joseph.He's disguised himself.
  • 00:15:20.566 --> 00:15:21.800
  • He's disguised himself.But he's the second-most
  • 00:15:21.800 --> 00:15:23.002
  • But he's the second-mostpowerful man
  • 00:15:23.002 --> 00:15:24.770
  • powerful manin the entire world.
  • 00:15:24.770 --> 00:15:25.804
  • in the entire world.And ten brothers are
  • 00:15:25.804 --> 00:15:26.872
  • And ten brothers arestanding before him,
  • 00:15:26.872 --> 00:15:27.940
  • standing before him,and he's on the throne,
  • 00:15:27.940 --> 00:15:29.008
  • and he's on the throne,and he's disguised.
  • 00:15:29.008 --> 00:15:31.010
  • and he's disguised.And they think he can't --
  • 00:15:31.010 --> 00:15:32.578
  • And they think he can't --they think the man on the throne
  • 00:15:32.578 --> 00:15:33.312
  • they think the man on the throneis an Egyptian
  • 00:15:33.312 --> 00:15:35.581
  • is an Egyptianand he can't speak Hebrew.
  • 00:15:35.581 --> 00:15:36.849
  • and he can't speak Hebrew.So they start talking
  • 00:15:36.849 --> 00:15:38.984
  • So they start talkingamong themselves in Hebrew.
  • 00:15:38.984 --> 00:15:39.952
  • among themselves in Hebrew.And one of the brothers
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  • And one of the brothersspeaks up and says,
  • 00:15:41.153 --> 00:15:43.322
  • speaks up and says,"This is the judgment of God.
  • 00:15:43.322 --> 00:15:44.757
  • "This is the judgment of God.He's going to get us back
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  • He's going to get us backfor what we did to our brother,
  • 00:15:46.392 --> 00:15:49.461
  • for what we did to our brother,Joseph, 20 years ago."
  • 00:15:49.461 --> 00:15:50.596
  • Joseph, 20 years ago."And in that moment,
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  • And in that moment,Joseph faced the greatest
  • 00:15:52.164 --> 00:15:54.166
  • Joseph faced the greatesttemptation of his life
  • 00:15:54.166 --> 00:15:55.067
  • temptation of his lifewhen he could have
  • 00:15:55.067 --> 00:15:56.902
  • when he could havegiven back to them
  • 00:15:56.902 --> 00:15:58.103
  • given back to themthe same treatment
  • 00:15:58.103 --> 00:15:59.238
  • the same treatmentthey gave him.
  • 00:15:59.238 --> 00:16:00.672
  • they gave him.He could've gotten them back.
  • 00:16:00.672 --> 00:16:01.206
  • He could've gotten them back.He could've hit them
  • 00:16:01.206 --> 00:16:02.341
  • He could've hit themwith everything he had.
  • 00:16:02.341 --> 00:16:03.776
  • with everything he had.He could've had their heads,
  • 00:16:03.776 --> 00:16:05.644
  • He could've had their heads,and anybody would have said,
  • 00:16:05.644 --> 00:16:06.879
  • and anybody would have said,"It's justifiable;
  • 00:16:06.879 --> 00:16:08.113
  • "It's justifiable;because of them,
  • 00:16:08.113 --> 00:16:08.981
  • because of them,you went to prison
  • 00:16:08.981 --> 00:16:09.915
  • you went to prisonfor something you didn't do,
  • 00:16:09.915 --> 00:16:11.116
  • for something you didn't do,because of them,
  • 00:16:11.116 --> 00:16:12.151
  • because of them,you went through untold
  • 00:16:12.151 --> 00:16:13.252
  • you went through untoldpain and sorrow,
  • 00:16:13.252 --> 00:16:15.220
  • pain and sorrow,misunderstanding."
  • 00:16:15.220 --> 00:16:15.988
  • misunderstanding."And the Bible said
  • 00:16:15.988 --> 00:16:16.989
  • And the Bible saidwhen he saw them
  • 00:16:16.989 --> 00:16:19.358
  • when he saw themand heard them say that,
  • 00:16:19.358 --> 00:16:21.660
  • and heard them say that,that Joseph gets up,
  • 00:16:21.660 --> 00:16:22.961
  • that Joseph gets up,and leaves the throne,
  • 00:16:22.961 --> 00:16:25.764
  • and leaves the throne,and goes behind a curtain
  • 00:16:25.764 --> 00:16:28.434
  • and goes behind a curtainand takes whatever disguise off,
  • 00:16:28.434 --> 00:16:30.803
  • and takes whatever disguise off,and he weeps.
  • 00:16:30.803 --> 00:16:32.704
  • and he weeps.And he comes back out,
  • 00:16:32.704 --> 00:16:34.473
  • And he comes back out,and when they see him,
  • 00:16:34.473 --> 00:16:35.841
  • and when they see him,they are astonished
  • 00:16:35.841 --> 00:16:36.809
  • they are astonishedit is Joseph.
  • 00:16:36.809 --> 00:16:37.876
  • it is Joseph.And now they're trembling
  • 00:16:37.876 --> 00:16:38.644
  • And now they're tremblingin fear.
  • 00:16:38.644 --> 00:16:39.445
  • in fear.They know he's about
  • 00:16:39.445 --> 00:16:40.746
  • They know he's aboutto give it to them,
  • 00:16:40.746 --> 00:16:42.347
  • to give it to them,just like they did him
  • 00:16:42.347 --> 00:16:43.682
  • just like they did himwhen they threw him in the pit.
  • 00:16:43.682 --> 00:16:45.384
  • when they threw him in the pit.And all of a sudden,
  • 00:16:45.384 --> 00:16:46.652
  • And all of a sudden,he looks at them and says,
  • 00:16:46.652 --> 00:16:48.821
  • he looks at them and says,"Fear not, "
  • 00:16:48.821 --> 00:16:50.789
  • "Fear not, "-- He's passing the test --
  • 00:16:50.789 --> 00:16:53.592
  • -- He's passing the test --"You meant it for my evil,
  • 00:16:53.592 --> 00:16:56.028
  • "You meant it for my evil,but God meant it for my good.
  • 00:16:56.028 --> 00:16:56.628
  • but God meant it for my good.And I'm not going
  • 00:16:56.628 --> 00:16:57.529
  • And I'm not goingto get you back.
  • 00:16:57.529 --> 00:16:59.031
  • to get you back.I'm going to lift you up,
  • 00:16:59.031 --> 00:16:59.731
  • I'm going to lift you up,and I'm going to love
  • 00:16:59.731 --> 00:17:00.799
  • and I'm going to lovelike I've never been hurt."
  • 00:17:00.799 --> 00:17:02.401
  • like I've never been hurt."Come on, give me a big "amen",
  • 00:17:02.401 --> 00:17:03.869
  • Our greatest temptations
  • 00:17:09.174 --> 00:17:11.944
  • Our greatest temptationsor our greatest trials and tests
  • 00:17:11.944 --> 00:17:12.845
  • or our greatest trials and testscome when we've been
  • 00:17:12.845 --> 00:17:14.213
  • come when we've beenprovoked the most,
  • 00:17:14.213 --> 00:17:15.948
  • provoked the most,and we feel justified
  • 00:17:15.948 --> 00:17:17.883
  • But our greatest temptations
  • 00:17:20.085 --> 00:17:21.653
  • But our greatest temptationscome when we have greatest
  • 00:17:21.653 --> 00:17:23.522
  • come when we have greatestjustification.
  • 00:17:23.522 --> 00:17:26.825
  • justification.Now, you fill in the blanks.
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  • Now, you fill in the blanks.What are you thinking
  • 00:17:27.793 --> 00:17:29.695
  • What are you thinkingabout doing that could be
  • 00:17:29.695 --> 00:17:32.097
  • about doing that could bejustifiable in doing,
  • 00:17:32.097 --> 00:17:33.765
  • justifiable in doing,but deep down on the inside
  • 00:17:33.765 --> 00:17:35.167
  • but deep down on the insideyou know God told you,
  • 00:17:35.167 --> 00:17:38.437
  • you know God told you,don't do it to 'em?
  • 00:17:38.437 --> 00:17:40.038
  • don't do it to 'em?What about in your marriage?
  • 00:17:40.038 --> 00:17:42.674
  • What about in your marriage?You know, when people --
  • 00:17:42.674 --> 00:17:43.408
  • You know, when people --your greatest temptations
  • 00:17:43.408 --> 00:17:44.409
  • your greatest temptationsin marriage is when you feel
  • 00:17:44.409 --> 00:17:47.779
  • in marriage is when you feellike you're justifiable,
  • 00:17:47.779 --> 00:17:49.014
  • like you're justifiable,that I can hold bitterness,
  • 00:17:49.014 --> 00:17:51.116
  • that I can hold bitterness,I can hold anger, or if a spouse
  • 00:17:51.116 --> 00:17:52.351
  • I can hold anger, or if a spousehas been unfaithful,
  • 00:17:52.351 --> 00:17:53.685
  • has been unfaithful,they've been unfaithful to me.
  • 00:17:53.685 --> 00:17:54.653
  • they've been unfaithful to me.He's not showing me
  • 00:17:54.653 --> 00:17:55.521
  • He's not showing meany attention,
  • 00:17:55.521 --> 00:17:57.656
  • any attention,I'm gonna get him back.
  • 00:17:57.656 --> 00:17:58.423
  • I'm gonna get him back.And there are people
  • 00:17:58.423 --> 00:17:58.991
  • And there are peoplewho will tell you,
  • 00:17:58.991 --> 00:18:00.125
  • who will tell you,absolutely, honey.
  • 00:18:00.125 --> 00:18:01.026
  • absolutely, honey.He's a dog.
  • 00:18:01.026 --> 00:18:02.094
  • He's a dog.He's treated you like a dog.
  • 00:18:02.094 --> 00:18:04.163
  • He's treated you like a dog.Just do it.
  • 00:18:04.163 --> 00:18:07.766
  • Just do it.Get even.
  • 00:18:07.766 --> 00:18:08.934
  • Get even.Money and business deals --
  • 00:18:08.934 --> 00:18:10.335
  • Money and business deals --Somebody ripped you off
  • 00:18:10.335 --> 00:18:12.871
  • Somebody ripped you offand it would be so easy --
  • 00:18:12.871 --> 00:18:13.772
  • and it would be so easy --I'm not saying you don't take
  • 00:18:13.772 --> 00:18:15.073
  • I'm not saying you don't takeadvantage of the laws
  • 00:18:15.073 --> 00:18:16.108
  • advantage of the lawsof the country and all of that.
  • 00:18:16.108 --> 00:18:17.142
  • of the country and all of that.I understand all of that,
  • 00:18:17.142 --> 00:18:17.809
  • I understand all of that,but I'm just saying
  • 00:18:17.809 --> 00:18:18.544
  • but I'm just sayingthere are times
  • 00:18:18.544 --> 00:18:19.745
  • there are timeswhen the Holy Spirit
  • 00:18:19.745 --> 00:18:21.446
  • when the Holy Spiritoverrides everything and says,
  • 00:18:21.446 --> 00:18:22.548
  • overrides everything and says,I require of you
  • 00:18:22.548 --> 00:18:24.583
  • I require of youjust to release it,
  • 00:18:24.583 --> 00:18:25.651
  • just to release it,and go on down the road
  • 00:18:25.651 --> 00:18:26.652
  • and go on down the roadand I'll bless you.
  • 00:18:26.652 --> 00:18:27.986
  • and I'll bless you.That's a distraction
  • 00:18:27.986 --> 00:18:28.787
  • That's a distractionfrom the enemy,
  • 00:18:28.787 --> 00:18:30.455
  • from the enemy,and thousands of dollars,
  • 00:18:30.455 --> 00:18:31.156
  • and thousands of dollars,and tens of thousands
  • 00:18:31.156 --> 00:18:31.823
  • and tens of thousandsof dollars,
  • 00:18:31.823 --> 00:18:33.559
  • of dollars,and sometimes we can
  • 00:18:33.559 --> 00:18:35.994
  • and sometimes we canso justify taking somebody out.
  • 00:18:35.994 --> 00:18:37.329
  • so justify taking somebody out.Let me tell you how you know
  • 00:18:37.329 --> 00:18:38.297
  • Let me tell you how you knowyou've forgiven somebody.
  • 00:18:38.297 --> 00:18:39.398
  • you've forgiven somebody.When you have the power
  • 00:18:39.398 --> 00:18:41.366
  • When you have the powerin your hand to get 'em back
  • 00:18:41.366 --> 00:18:42.634
  • in your hand to get 'em backand you don't use it,
  • 00:18:42.634 --> 00:18:45.337
  • and you don't use it,you have forgiven them.
  • 00:18:45.337 --> 00:18:48.440
  • you have forgiven them.You have forgiven them.
  • 00:18:48.440 --> 00:18:49.741
  • You have forgiven them.The tithe is the Lord's.
  • 00:18:49.741 --> 00:18:50.943
  • The tithe is the Lord's.Two things, God says,
  • 00:18:50.943 --> 00:18:51.476
  • Two things, God says,is His.
  • 00:18:51.476 --> 00:18:52.678
  • is His.The tithe is the Lord's,
  • 00:18:52.678 --> 00:18:54.279
  • The tithe is the Lord's,and "'Vengeance is mine,'
  • 00:18:54.279 --> 00:18:55.380
  • and "'Vengeance is mine,'sayeth the Lord."
  • 00:18:55.380 --> 00:18:57.783
  • sayeth the Lord."What about young people?
  • 00:18:57.783 --> 00:18:59.218
  • What about young people?Your greatest temptations
  • 00:18:59.218 --> 00:19:03.055
  • Your greatest temptationswill come when you can justify,
  • 00:19:03.055 --> 00:19:05.424
  • will come when you can justify,everybody else is doin' it.
  • 00:19:05.424 --> 00:19:07.259
  • everybody else is doin' it.Nobody else is living
  • 00:19:07.259 --> 00:19:08.994
  • Nobody else is livingthe standard that I'm living.
  • 00:19:08.994 --> 00:19:10.629
  • the standard that I'm living.Everybody else is doin' it,
  • 00:19:10.629 --> 00:19:12.731
  • Everybody else is doin' it,so why can't I do it?
  • 00:19:12.731 --> 00:19:13.265
  • so why can't I do it?Everybody else
  • 00:19:13.265 --> 00:19:15.701
  • Everybody elseis living that way.
  • 00:19:15.701 --> 00:19:17.102
  • is living that way.Everybody else is doin' it,
  • 00:19:17.102 --> 00:19:20.138
  • Everybody else is doin' it,so why can't I?
  • 00:19:20.138 --> 00:19:20.906
  • so why can't I?But, listen to me.
  • 00:19:20.906 --> 00:19:21.707
  • But, listen to me.I don't care if everybody
  • 00:19:21.707 --> 00:19:22.874
  • I don't care if everybodyelse does it.
  • 00:19:22.874 --> 00:19:25.644
  • else does it.It does not give you
  • 00:19:25.644 --> 00:19:26.778
  • It does not give youthe right to do it
  • 00:19:26.778 --> 00:19:27.479
  • the right to do itif the Holy Spirit
  • 00:19:27.479 --> 00:19:28.447
  • if the Holy Spirithas convicted you.
  • 00:19:28.447 --> 00:19:30.549
  • has convicted you.That's your test.
  • 00:19:30.549 --> 00:19:31.416
  • That's your test.And I don't care what
  • 00:19:31.416 --> 00:19:32.851
  • And I don't care whatother people's convictions are.
  • 00:19:32.851 --> 00:19:34.253
  • other people's convictions are.If the Lord tells me,
  • 00:19:34.253 --> 00:19:35.254
  • If the Lord tells me,don't touch it,
  • 00:19:35.254 --> 00:19:37.055
  • don't touch it,then I'm passing the test
  • 00:19:37.055 --> 00:19:38.323
  • then I'm passing the testwhen I could justify
  • 00:19:38.323 --> 00:19:40.892
  • when I could justifyI can touch it.
  • 00:19:40.892 --> 00:19:42.327
  • I can touch it.Our greatest temptations
  • 00:19:42.327 --> 00:19:43.562
  • Our greatest temptationsand trials come
  • 00:19:43.562 --> 00:19:48.800
  • and trials comeat our greatest justifications.
  • 00:19:48.800 --> 00:19:49.768
  • at our greatest justifications.Don't get withered up.
  • 00:19:49.768 --> 00:19:50.802
  • Don't get withered up.Don't get bitter.
  • 00:19:50.802 --> 00:19:53.338
  • Don't get bitter.You can justify why you hate
  • 00:19:53.338 --> 00:19:55.374
  • You can justify why you hatethat daddy that was never there.
  • 00:19:55.374 --> 00:19:56.575
  • that daddy that was never there.You can justify
  • 00:19:56.575 --> 00:19:57.876
  • You can justifywhy you'll never speak
  • 00:19:57.876 --> 00:19:59.811
  • why you'll never speakto that family member again.
  • 00:19:59.811 --> 00:20:01.113
  • to that family member again.You can justify it,
  • 00:20:01.113 --> 00:20:02.581
  • You can justify it,but God says,
  • 00:20:02.581 --> 00:20:04.249
  • but God says,I could have done the same
  • 00:20:04.249 --> 00:20:04.983
  • I could have done the samein the garden
  • 00:20:04.983 --> 00:20:08.620
  • in the gardenwhen I faced your sin.
  • 00:20:08.620 --> 00:20:12.624
  • when I faced your sin.And this is your greatest test.
  • 00:20:12.624 --> 00:20:13.759
  • And this is your greatest test.I wrote this down the other day
  • 00:20:13.759 --> 00:20:16.295
  • I wrote this down the other dayI want you to get it.
  • 00:20:16.295 --> 00:20:17.329
  • I want you to get it.Here's how you know if something
  • 00:20:17.329 --> 00:20:18.597
  • Here's how you know if somethingis sin or not.
  • 00:20:18.597 --> 00:20:20.732
  • is sin or not.If you feel guilty the next day
  • 00:20:20.732 --> 00:20:22.734
  • If you feel guilty the next dayit's sin.
  • 00:20:22.734 --> 00:20:23.535
  • it's sin.For you.
  • 00:20:23.535 --> 00:20:24.269
  • For you.I don't care if other people
  • 00:20:24.269 --> 00:20:25.137
  • I don't care if other peopledid it, because other people
  • 00:20:25.137 --> 00:20:25.904
  • did it, because other peopledid it and they don't
  • 00:20:25.904 --> 00:20:26.672
  • did it and they don'tfeel nothing because
  • 00:20:26.672 --> 00:20:27.472
  • feel nothing becausethey're heathens.
  • 00:20:27.472 --> 00:20:28.740
  • they're heathens.But if you feel --
  • 00:20:28.740 --> 00:20:30.242
  • But if you feel --if you do the same thing
  • 00:20:30.242 --> 00:20:31.076
  • if you do the same thingthe next day and you
  • 00:20:31.076 --> 00:20:36.682
  • the next day and youfeel guilty, it's sin for you.
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  • feel guilty, it's sin for you.What about Ezekiel?
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  • What about Ezekiel?Listen to this story.
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  • Listen to this story.God comes to Ezekiel
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  • God comes to Ezekielwhen his wife dies.
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  • when his wife dies.His wife died.
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  • His wife died.And he's in mourning,
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  • And he's in mourning,and the Lord said,
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  • and the Lord said,"Thus sayeth the Lord,
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  • "Thus sayeth the Lord,'Mourn not, weep not,
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  • 'Mourn not, weep not,grieve not.'"
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  • And God forbid him to cry
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  • And God forbid him to cryand grieve.
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  • and grieve."So, I did as I was commanded,
  • 00:21:06.378 --> 00:21:07.145
  • "So, I did as I was commanded,and the people asked,
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  • and the people asked,"What's wrong with you?
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  • "What's wrong with you?Why aren't you crying?
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  • Why aren't you crying?Why aren't you weeping?"
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  • Why aren't you weeping?"And he wouldn't cry,
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  • And he wouldn't cry,and he wouldn't mourn,
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  • and he wouldn't mourn,and he could've
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  • and he could'vejustifiably cried,
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  • justifiably cried,and wept, and mourned --
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  • and wept, and mourned --which Cherise would be
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  • which Cherise would bevery upset if that happened.
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  • very upset if that happened.She wants me to have
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  • She wants me to havea nervous breakdown if she dies.
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  • a nervous breakdown if she dies.She's already told me that,
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  • She's already told me that,and so, she expects it.
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  • and so, she expects it.She said,
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  • But God told this preacher,
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  • But God told this preacher,said, "because I'm going
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  • said, "because I'm goingto use you as
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  • to use you asan illustrated sermon."
  • 00:21:36.842 --> 00:21:37.809
  • an illustrated sermon."He said, "When the nation
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  • He said, "When the nationis enslaved and carried away
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  • is enslaved and carried awayinto Babylonian captivity,
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  • into Babylonian captivity,just like Ezekiel
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  • just like Ezekieldidn't weep and mourn,
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  • didn't weep and mourn,your God won't weep and mourn."
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  • your God won't weep and mourn."Now, isn't that crazy?
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  • Now, isn't that crazy?What are you sayin'?
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  • What are you sayin'?I'm saying that under
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  • I'm saying that underthe sound of my voice right now
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  • the sound of my voice right noware people in this room
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  • are people in this roomwho are justifying
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  • who are justifyingwhy you have a right
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  • why you have a rightto not forgive,
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  • to not forgive,to not release
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  • to not releasethat situation to God.
  • 00:22:11.209 --> 00:22:11.977
  • that situation to God.And the Lord gave me
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  • And the Lord gave methis little message to tell you
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  • this little message to tell youthat's not what He did
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  • that's not what He didfor you in the garden.
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  • for you in the garden.He could've called
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  • He could've called72.000 angels,
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  • 72.000 angels,but He didn't do it for you,
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  • but He didn't do it for you,because He wanted
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  • because He wantedto take your sin
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  • to take your sinand hang it on the cross,
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  • and hang it on the cross,and bleed it away.
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  • and bleed it away.And now He turns around
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  • And now He turns aroundand He says, stop justifying
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  • and He says, stop justifyingyour right to be upset
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  • your right to be upsetand never speak again,
  • 00:22:42.274 --> 00:22:43.542
  • and never speak again,and never love again,
  • 00:22:43.542 --> 00:22:45.410
  • and never love again,and never forgive again.
  • 00:22:45.410 --> 00:22:48.447
  • and never forgive again.Stop it.
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  • Stop it.That's the test,
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  • That's the test,and if you pass the test,
  • 00:22:50.081 --> 00:22:51.082
  • and if you pass the test,it doesn't mean everybody
  • 00:22:51.082 --> 00:22:52.551
  • it doesn't mean everybodybelongs in your life.
  • 00:22:52.551 --> 00:22:53.585
  • belongs in your life.It doesn't mean everybody
  • 00:22:53.585 --> 00:22:55.153
  • It doesn't mean everybodybelongs at your table.
  • 00:22:55.153 --> 00:22:56.655
  • belongs at your table.That's not what I'm saying.
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  • That's not what I'm saying.You have to go deeper than that
  • 00:22:57.522 --> 00:22:58.924
  • You have to go deeper than thatif there's deeper issues,
  • 00:22:58.924 --> 00:23:00.792
  • if there's deeper issues,but the point is you do
  • 00:23:00.792 --> 00:23:03.995
  • but the point is you dohave to forgive them,
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  • - We are so honored that you
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  • - We are so honored that youwould decide to join us
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  • would decide to join uson Kingdom Connection today.
  • 00:23:15.474 --> 00:23:16.541
  • on Kingdom Connection today.If you felt God pull on your
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  • If you felt God pull on yourheart at any point
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  • heart at any pointin this broadcast,
  • 00:23:19.644 --> 00:23:20.712
  • in this broadcast,and you would like to make
  • 00:23:20.712 --> 00:23:21.947
  • and you would like to makeJesus Christ your Lord
  • 00:23:21.947 --> 00:23:23.715
  • Jesus Christ your Lordand your Savior,
  • 00:23:23.715 --> 00:23:24.616
  • and your Savior,I want to invite you
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  • I want to invite youto pray with me
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  • to pray with meright where you are.
  • 00:23:27.118 --> 00:23:29.087
  • right where you are.Prayer is powerful.
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  • Prayer is powerful.Right where you are.
  • 00:23:30.055 --> 00:23:33.992
  • Right where you are.Say these words, "Lord, Jesus.
  • 00:23:33.992 --> 00:23:36.328
  • Say these words, "Lord, Jesus.I give you my life,
  • 00:23:36.328 --> 00:23:38.129
  • I give you my life,I believe in you.
  • 00:23:38.129 --> 00:23:39.397
  • I believe in you.I believe you died
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  • I believe you diedand shed your blood to cleanse
  • 00:23:41.466 --> 00:23:44.436
  • and shed your blood to cleanseme from all my sin.
  • 00:23:44.436 --> 00:23:46.471
  • me from all my sin.I am forgiven by faith
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  • I am forgiven by faithin your name, Jesus.
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  • in your name, Jesus.Jesus, be my Lord,
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  • Jesus, be my Lord,be my Savior,
  • 00:23:53.078 --> 00:23:54.479
  • be my Savior,and I thank you,
  • 00:23:54.479 --> 00:23:55.614
  • and I thank you,and I praise you.
  • 00:23:55.614 --> 00:23:56.681
  • and I praise you.Change me.
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  • Change me.Turn me around.
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  • Turn me around.In your name I pray
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  • In your name I prayAmen, and amen."
  • 00:24:02.687 --> 00:24:03.922
  • Amen, and amen."If you prayed that prayer
  • 00:24:03.922 --> 00:24:05.724
  • If you prayed that prayerwe would love to hear from you.
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  • we would love to hear from you.That's why we do what we do.
  • 00:24:07.759 --> 00:24:09.461
  • That's why we do what we do.And I believe today
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  • And I believe todaythat America needs the message
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  • that America needs the messageof Jesus Christ like
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  • of Jesus Christ likenever before.
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  • never before.We're at a tipping point
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  • We're at a tipping pointin our nation's history,
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  • in our nation's history,and I want to encourage you
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  • and I want to encourage youas the election is coming up
  • 00:24:20.171 --> 00:24:21.406
  • as the election is coming upto pray.
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  • to pray.What you do on November 3rd
  • 00:24:23.608 --> 00:24:24.910
  • What you do on November 3rdnot only affects us
  • 00:24:24.910 --> 00:24:26.545
  • not only affects usbut it affects your children,
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  • but it affects your children,and your children's children.
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  • and your children's children.And it will have
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  • And it will haveramifications to our brothers
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  • ramifications to our brothersand sisters in the nation
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  • and sisters in the nationof Israel and all over
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  • of Israel and all overthe world.
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  • - ANNOUNCER: We are entering
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  • a critical election season
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  • in the United States.
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  • And times like these always
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  • require action from the body
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  • That's why we, as a ministry,
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