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February 14, 2021
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Pastor Robert continues the Living in His Presence series with a message titled “His Desire;” where he discusses God’s greatest desire for us.

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  • ROBERT MORRIS: And what you haveto understand about God is
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  • that any time you give to God,you'll receive back.
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  • That's just His nature.
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  • I mean, He -- if you say toGod, "I love You."
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  • He'll say, "I love you, too."
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  • God wants arelationship with us.
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  • He loves us, and He wants usto choose Him willingly,
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  • but He won't force us.
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  • Join my pastor, Robert Morris,as he explains God's desire
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  • for us to live in His presence.
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  • ROBERT: We're gonna continue ourseries called,
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  • "Living in His Presence", so ifyou can turn to one scripture
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  • this week, Genesis 1, and we'llactually hit a verse
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  • in Genesis 2 also.
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  • But Genesis 1.
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  • And so, this week, we'regonna talk about His desire.
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  • So we've talked about Hispresence, His instruments,
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  • now we're gonna talkabout His desire.
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  • Does God, who is completelyself-sufficient,
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  • self-existent, self-sustaining,does God have a desire?
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  • And if He does,what is His desire?
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  • I am a bottom-line person.
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  • There are two types of people inthe world, in my opinion.
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  • Bottom-line people, andbeat-around-the-bush people.
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  • And it's funny.
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  • And if you don't know if you'rea bottom-line person or not,
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  • you aren't.
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  • You are a beat-around-the-bushperson.
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  • We know who we are.
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  • And you're either abottom-line person,
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  • or if you're married,you're married
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  • to a bottom-line person.
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  • One or the other.
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  • So the reason I say that isI like to think this way,
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  • what's God's bottom line?
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  • What's the bottomline of the Bible?
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  • And so, we wanna talk aboutthat, and I think the best way
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  • to figure out Hisdesire, or His bottom line,
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  • is go back to Genesis 1.
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  • So I have three pointsfor us again today.
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  • Here's number one, God mademe from Him, or another way
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  • to say it wouldbe out of Him.
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  • All right?
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  • So I'm gonna make anotherstatement about this,
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  • and I tried to, you know, be agrammarian, but --
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  • and there is a way to say thisgrammatically correct,
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  • but it doesn't make any sense.
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  • So it's not grammaticallycorrect, but it's theologically
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  • correct, okay?
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  • When God wanted something,in the beginning,
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  • when He was creating and makingthings, when God wanted
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  • something, He spoke to whatHe wanted it, whatever it was
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  • He was creating, to bemade out of, or made from.
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  • Let me say thatone more time.
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  • When God wanted something,if He wanted plants, or trees,
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  • or animals, He spoketo what He wanted it, the plant
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  • or the animal orwhatever, to come from.
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  • To take this a little bitfurther, also, He spoke
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  • to what He wanted it not onlyto come out of,
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  • but to be sustained by,and then to return to.
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  • Now, I said when God wascreating and making,
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  • let me explain that, becausemany, many people never
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  • understood that God created somethings, and He made some things.
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  • The things He created,theologically,
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  • when you create something, youform something out of nothing.
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  • When you make something,you form something out
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  • of something else.
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  • This might disappoint you alittle bit, but you actually
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  • don't create anything.
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  • You make things.
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  • Now, we have some creativetendencies and abilities,
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  • 'cause we're made by acreative God, but we really
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  • can't create somethinglike God created things.
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  • In other words, we can'tmake something out of nothing.
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  • Like, if I came over to yourhouse and, you know,
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  • you do pottery, and you said,
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  • "Come here, let me show yousomething.
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  • Look at this vase.
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  • I created this vase."No, you didn't.
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  • You made the vase.
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  • You started with clay, andyou molded it into a vase.
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  • You made it, youdidn't create it.
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  • You did not say, "Let therebe a vase."
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  • And there was a vase, okay?
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  • You didn't do that.
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  • But God did it.
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  • God said, "Let there be light."
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  • And there was light.
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  • You see what I'm saying?
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  • So God created some things,and He made some things.
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  • So when He made things, it'svery, very important for you
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  • to catch this principle.
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  • When God made things, Hespoke to what He wanted it,
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  • whatever He was making, tocome from, to be sustained
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  • by that which it came outof, and then to return to that.
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  • So lemme give you someexamples, all right?
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  • Genesis 1:11.
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  • "Then God said, 'Let theearth bring forth,'" --
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  • I will come back to thosewords: "Earth bring forth,"
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  • "Let the earth bring forthgrass, the herb that yields
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  • seed, the fruit freethat yields fruit according
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  • to its kind," goes on.
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  • So here's what God's saying.
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  • Let the earth bring forth.
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  • Let me say it another way.
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  • He says let inall these things.
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  • Let there be light.
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  • In that sense, He wassaying, "Light, come forth."
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  • And it came forth.
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  • In this sentence, He'ssaying, "Earth, bring forth."
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  • Let theearth bring forth.
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  • God is saying, "Earth, bringforth plants and trees
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  • and grass."
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  • The reason is, God did not say,"Let there be trees."
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  • He said, "Earth,bring forth trees."
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  • Why?
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  • Because He wanted treesto come from dirt,
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  • to be sustained by dirt,and to return to dirt.
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  • Now, you're gonna find outin just a moment why
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  • this is extremely important.
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  • Extremely important.
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  • Genesis 1:20.
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  • "Then God said, 'Let thewaters abound with abundance
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  • of living creatures,'" --just showing you that to show
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  • you that fish aresustained by water.
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  • Genesis 1:24.
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  • "God said, 'Let the earth bringforth living creatures,'"
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  • so earth, bringforth living creatures.
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  • Animals come from dirt,sustained by dirt,
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  • and go back to dirt.
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  • So why am I making sucha big deal of this?
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  • Let me say it one more time.
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  • When God wanted something,He spoke to what He wanted
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  • it to come from, to besustained by, and to return to.
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  • So why is thatsuch a big deal?
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  • Listen, carefully.
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  • Because when God wantedus, He spoke to Himself.
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  • Remember, whatever He spoketo is what He wanted what He
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  • was making to come from, tobe sustained by --
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  • are y'all following me?
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  • 'Cause this is betterthan you're acting.
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  • To be sustained by,and to return to.
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  • To come out of, to besustained by, and to return to.
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  • Genesis 1:26.
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  • "Then God said, 'Let Us makeman,'" -- make, not create.
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  • Make, man.
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  • So we came from something.
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  • "Let Us make man in Our image,according to Our likeness."
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  • So we came from God, we'resustained by God,
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  • and we go back to God.
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  • Now, what you might say is,"Okay, wait,
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  • I got a little problem.
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  • Because it says that Godformed man out of the dust
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  • of the ground, so didn't wecome from dirt,
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  • and we go back to dirt, andwe're sustained by dirt,
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  • and we go back," --no, no, no, no. Listen.
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  • God made my bodyout of dirt.
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  • My body came from dirt.
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  • It's sustained by dirt,and goes back to dirt.
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  • But my spirit came from God,it's sustained by God,
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  • and goes back to God.
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  • See, my body issustained by dirt.
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  • My body is sustained by fruitsand vegetables and ice cream
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  • and thingsthat come from dirt.
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  • So plants come from dirt,they're sustained by dirt,
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  • and they go back to dirt.
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  • Everyone got that?Okay.
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  • What would happen if a plantsaid to the dirt,
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  • "I'm pulling out"?
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  • "I'm gonna make it on my own."
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  • What would happen?It'd die.
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  • Man said to God,"I'm pulling out.
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  • I'm gonna make it on my own."
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  • God said, "The day you do,you'll die."
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  • Their bodies didn't die.
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  • Because their bodies came fromdirt, are sustained by dirt,
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  • and go back to dirt.
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  • Now, death entered,and man began to die.
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  • And our lifetime has gottenshorter and shorter, physically.
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  • But it was ourspiritual died.
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  • I've been asked thatby seminary students.
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  • They say, "Why didn'tAdam and Eve die?
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  • God said, 'You eat, you'lldie.'"
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  • They did die.
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  • Died spiritually.
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  • Let me -- just acouple scriptures.
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  • Ephesians 2:1.
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  • "And you He made alive, whowere dead in trespasses
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  • and sins," -- John 10:10, wefocused on the second part
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  • of the verse.
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  • "I've come that they mayhave life, that they may have
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  • it more abundantly."
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  • Well, watch the first part ofthe verse.
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  • "I've come that they mayhave life," --
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  • we weren't even alive untilJesus redeemed us.
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  • We were dead.
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  • So God made me fromHim, here's number two.
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  • God made me like Him.
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  • In His image.
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  • In His likeness.
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  • So God made me like Him.
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  • So I'm the bottom-line person,I'm trying to figure out
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  • if God has a desire,what is His desire?
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  • So I want you to think aboutthis, that God made someone
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  • just like He is.
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  • Adam.
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  • And you have to rememberthat what we're about to read
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  • is before the sin,before the fall.
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  • So Adam has no impure thought,he has no impure desire.
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  • But God makes a replica ofHimself, and the one that He
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  • makes, that God makes,that's exactly like He is,
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  • has a desire.
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  • Ever thought about that?
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  • So we're trying to mirrorwhat God's desire is, and yet,
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  • He made a mirror image ofHimself, and the one that He
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  • made had a desire.
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  • Look at this, Genesis 2:10.
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  • "So Adam gave names to allcattle, to the birds of the air,
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  • and to every beastof the field."
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  • Now, watch carefully,your Bibles.
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  • "But," why isit saying that?
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  • "But for Adam there was notfound a helper comparable," --
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  • this is the root wordof companion,
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  • that's why we said companion.
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  • Comparable, a companion for him,or comparable to him.
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  • Okay.
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  • Why would theBible say that?
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  • It says, "Adam named theanimals, but while he was naming
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  • the animals, he didn't find onethat could be a companion."
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  • Why'd he say that?
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  • Because it's possible thatsomething like this happens.
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  • It's possible that Adam,who's made just like God,
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  • he has not sinned,no sin in the world.
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  • He has no impure desire.
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  • If he has a desire,it's completely pure.
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  • He goes to God, in essence,and says something like this.
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  • "You know, Ilove the garden.
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  • I love all -- everything,but I have a desire,
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  • but I don't know howto express it.
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  • I don't know what it is,but I want something.
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  • I'm kinda lonely.
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  • I enjoy walking and talkingto You, but I want something,
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  • but I don't know what I want."
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  • So God says, "Well, I dideverything in six days.
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  • Didn't have a lot of time,and I didn't have time to name
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  • all the animals, so whydon't you name the animals?
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  • And while you're doing that,see if you like any of 'em."
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  • And while he's naming theanimals, he goes to sleep.
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  • Right?
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  • And you remember whathappened when he was asleep?
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  • God takes a rib out, forms Eve.
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  • So when Adam wakes up, now,he's been naming animals.
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  • Looking for a companion.
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  • When he wakes up, there'sthis new animal there,
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  • and he says, "Whoa, man."
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  • That's how she got her name.
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  • In case you don't know.
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  • "Whoa, man."You know, okay.
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  • Woman actuallymeans from man.
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  • Out of man.
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  • Adam came out of God,Eve came out of man.
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  • So out of God as well.
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  • See?Out of.
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  • That's what the Word means,woman, out of man.
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  • So why didn't God makea remote control?
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  • I mean, I love remote-- how did God know?
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  • Are y'all following me?
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  • This is really, really good.
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  • How did God know that theonly thing that would satisfy
  • 00:13:57.219 --> 00:14:01.790
  • the desire ofAdam's heart was a bride?
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  • How did God know that?
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  • Because God hasthe same desire.
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  • And remember, sin has not --it's not entered the world yet.
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  • They've not eaten the fruit,so Adam's desire was pure.
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  • He wanted a bride.
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  • And God knew that, becauseHe has the same desire.
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  • See, God created you inHis image, which means
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  • He created you with a will,because God has will.
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  • And love is a choice.
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  • And when you talk about acompanion, you want someone
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  • to choose to love you.
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  • Not to have to love you.
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  • Right?
  • 00:14:49.972 --> 00:14:51.140
  • I mean, God, He could'vecreated robots, and then we'd
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  • have walked around andsaid, "We love God."
  • 00:14:55.311 --> 00:14:59.748
  • But it wouldn't havebeen love, right?
  • 00:14:59.748 --> 00:15:02.785
  • He knew, I've gotta --they've gotta choose to love Me.
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  • So He created -- it's notlove if you, you know, duct tape
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  • your wife to the chair and say,"Now, you gotta love me."
  • 00:15:12.828 --> 00:15:16.231
  • She'd probablysay, "Yeah, let me go,
  • 00:15:16.231 --> 00:15:17.533
  • and I'll show you how much Ilove you, buddy."
  • 00:15:17.533 --> 00:15:19.668
  • And go to the garage, and getthe hammer, so I can show you.
  • 00:15:19.668 --> 00:15:24.406
  • See, love is a choice.
  • 00:15:24.406 --> 00:15:26.241
  • So God made me from Him,so I would come from Him,
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  • be sustained by Him,and go back to Him.
  • 00:15:29.578 --> 00:15:31.680
  • And then, He made me in Hisimage, so I have the same desire
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  • that He has.
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  • So I know what His desireis, His desire is a bride.
  • 00:15:37.152 --> 00:15:40.422
  • Now, here's the third thing,we talked about
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  • love is a choice.
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  • God made me to love Him.
  • 00:15:43.692 --> 00:15:47.763
  • Now, it's my choice, butGod made me to love Him.
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  • And we're talking aboutliving in His presence,
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  • and I'm telling you that thebest way to live in His presence
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  • is to live alifestyle of worship.
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  • Maybe you've never connectedthe dots this way,
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  • but worship is expressing love.
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  • That's what it is.
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  • It's -- when you praise Him,you're expressing
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  • your love to Him.
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  • When you say, "Thank You forsending Your Son for me.
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  • I love You, God."You're expressing love.
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  • See, it's like a man sayingto his wife, "I love you.
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  • There's no one I'drather be with than you.
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  • I would die that you couldlive."
  • 00:16:25.234 --> 00:16:26.668
  • You know, he's expressing love.
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  • That's -- maybe you've neverseen worship and praise
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  • that way, but that's what it is.
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  • And what you have tounderstand about God
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  • is that any time you give toGod, you'll receive back.
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  • That's just His nature.
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  • I mean, He -- if you say toGod, "I love you."
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  • He'll say, "I love you, too."
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  • There's no one I'd rather bewith than You.
  • 00:16:49.925 --> 00:16:51.460
  • "There's no one I'd ratherbe with than you."
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  • I'd die, so that You could live.
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  • "I did.
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  • I did die, so that you couldlive."
  • 00:16:59.568 --> 00:17:02.104
  • Are y'all following me?
  • 00:17:02.104 --> 00:17:04.706
  • Now, God's greatestdesire is you.
  • 00:17:04.706 --> 00:17:09.411
  • That's His desire, you.
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  • That you wouldchoose to love Him.
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  • And there's a verse that Ithink is the most repeated
  • 00:17:14.483 --> 00:17:18.287
  • phrase in the Bible.
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  • Now, there may be a morerepeated phrase,
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  • I don't know of one.
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  • But you start seeing it asyou're going through the Bible
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  • three times in a year, justconstantly, and sometimes
  • 00:17:26.628 --> 00:17:28.931
  • in 12 or 24 days.
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  • So I wanna show you this thing,and I wanna see if you get it.
  • 00:17:31.066 --> 00:17:35.304
  • Okay?
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  • What God's desire is.
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  • Exodus 6:7.
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  • "I will take you as My people,and I will be your God."
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  • Leviticus 26:12.
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  • "I will walk among you andbe your God,
  • 00:17:49.885 --> 00:17:53.155
  • and you shall be My people."Jeremiah 7:23.
  • 00:17:53.155 --> 00:17:57.693
  • "But this is what I commandedthem, saying,
  • 00:17:57.693 --> 00:17:59.394
  • 'Obey My voice, and I willbe your God,
  • 00:17:59.394 --> 00:18:02.231
  • and you shall be My people.'"
  • 00:18:02.231 --> 00:18:05.000
  • Jeremiah 11:4.
  • 00:18:05.000 --> 00:18:06.301
  • "So shall you be My people,and I will be your God."
  • 00:18:06.301 --> 00:18:09.238
  • Jeremiah 24:7.
  • 00:18:09.238 --> 00:18:10.839
  • "Then I will give them aheart to know Me,
  • 00:18:10.839 --> 00:18:12.641
  • that I am the Lord.
  • 00:18:12.641 --> 00:18:13.909
  • And they shall be My people,and I will be their God," --
  • 00:18:13.909 --> 00:18:17.112
  • Jeremiah 30:22.
  • 00:18:17.112 --> 00:18:18.614
  • "You shall be My people,and I will be your God."
  • 00:18:18.614 --> 00:18:21.483
  • Jeremiah 31:33.
  • 00:18:21.483 --> 00:18:23.152
  • "I will be their God, andthey shall be My people."
  • 00:18:23.152 --> 00:18:26.321
  • Ezekiel 11:20.
  • 00:18:26.321 --> 00:18:27.756
  • "That they may walk inMy statutes and keep
  • 00:18:27.756 --> 00:18:29.625
  • My judgments and do them.
  • 00:18:29.625 --> 00:18:31.260
  • And they shall be My people,and I will be their God."
  • 00:18:31.260 --> 00:18:34.496
  • Ezekiel 14:11.
  • 00:18:34.496 --> 00:18:35.931
  • "That the house of Israelmay no longer stray from Me,
  • 00:18:35.931 --> 00:18:38.233
  • nor be profaned anymore withall their transgressions,
  • 00:18:38.233 --> 00:18:40.903
  • but that they may be Mypeople and I may be their God,"
  • 00:18:40.903 --> 00:18:45.107
  • Ezekiel 36:28.
  • 00:18:45.107 --> 00:18:46.608
  • "Then you shall dwell in theland that I gave
  • 00:18:46.608 --> 00:18:48.277
  • to your fathers.
  • 00:18:48.277 --> 00:18:49.378
  • You shall be My people, andI will be your God."
  • 00:18:49.378 --> 00:18:52.047
  • Ezekiel 37:23.
  • 00:18:52.047 --> 00:18:53.749
  • "They shall not defilethemselves anymore
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  • with their idols, nor with theirdetestable things,
  • 00:18:55.817 --> 00:18:59.021
  • nor with any of theirtransgressions.
  • 00:18:59.021 --> 00:19:00.856
  • But I will deliver them fromall their dwelling places
  • 00:19:00.856 --> 00:19:03.458
  • in which they have sinned,and I will cleanse them.
  • 00:19:03.458 --> 00:19:05.761
  • And they shall be My people,and I will be their God."
  • 00:19:05.761 --> 00:19:09.364
  • Ezekiel 37:27.
  • 00:19:09.364 --> 00:19:11.066
  • "My tabernacle alsoshall be with them.
  • 00:19:11.066 --> 00:19:13.235
  • Indeed I will be their God,and they will be My people."
  • 00:19:13.235 --> 00:19:17.105
  • Hosea 2:23.
  • 00:19:17.105 --> 00:19:18.707
  • Speaking specificallyto Gentiles.
  • 00:19:18.707 --> 00:19:20.909
  • "Then I will say to thosewho were not My people,
  • 00:19:20.909 --> 00:19:23.579
  • 'You are My people!'
  • 00:19:23.579 --> 00:19:25.614
  • And they shall say,'You are my God!'"
  • 00:19:25.614 --> 00:19:28.584
  • Zechariah 8:8, speakingspecifically to Jews.
  • 00:19:28.584 --> 00:19:31.620
  • "I will bring them back,and they shall dwell
  • 00:19:31.620 --> 00:19:33.388
  • in the midst of Jerusalem.
  • 00:19:33.388 --> 00:19:34.690
  • And they shall be My people,and I will be their God,"
  • 00:19:34.690 --> 00:19:37.259
  • Zechariah 13:9.
  • 00:19:37.259 --> 00:19:38.760
  • "They will call on My name,and I will answer them.
  • 00:19:38.760 --> 00:19:40.662
  • I will say, 'This is Mypeople,' and each one will say,
  • 00:19:40.662 --> 00:19:43.632
  • 'The Lord is my God.'"
  • 00:19:43.632 --> 00:19:45.534
  • 2 Corinthians 6:16.
  • 00:19:45.534 --> 00:19:47.135
  • "I will dwell in themand walk among them.
  • 00:19:47.135 --> 00:19:49.538
  • I will be their God, andthey will be My people."
  • 00:19:49.538 --> 00:19:52.441
  • Hebrews 8:10.
  • 00:19:52.441 --> 00:19:53.709
  • "For this is the covenantthat I will make with the house
  • 00:19:53.709 --> 00:19:55.711
  • of Israel after those days, saysthe Lord: I will put My laws
  • 00:19:55.711 --> 00:19:58.280
  • in their mind and write them ontheir hearts.
  • 00:19:58.280 --> 00:20:00.449
  • And I will be their God,and they shall be My people."
  • 00:20:00.449 --> 00:20:03.952
  • Revelation 21:1-3.
  • 00:20:03.952 --> 00:20:06.121
  • "Now I saw a new heaven anda new earth, for the first
  • 00:20:06.121 --> 00:20:08.590
  • heaven and the firstearth had passed away.
  • 00:20:08.590 --> 00:20:10.959
  • Also there was no more sea.
  • 00:20:10.959 --> 00:20:12.327
  • Then I, John, saw the holy city,New Jerusalem, coming down
  • 00:20:12.327 --> 00:20:16.832
  • out of heaven from God,prepared as a bride adorned
  • 00:20:16.832 --> 00:20:18.967
  • for her husband.
  • 00:20:18.967 --> 00:20:20.002
  • And I heard a loud voicefrom heaven saying,
  • 00:20:20.002 --> 00:20:22.037
  • 'Behold, the tabernacle of Godis with men, and He will dwell
  • 00:20:22.037 --> 00:20:25.374
  • with them, and theyshall be His people.
  • 00:20:25.374 --> 00:20:28.310
  • And God Himself will be withthem and be their God."
  • 00:20:28.310 --> 00:20:33.415
  • Did you get it?
  • 00:20:33.415 --> 00:20:35.917
  • Did you get it?
  • 00:20:35.917 --> 00:20:44.293
  • God wants you tobe His people.
  • 00:20:44.293 --> 00:20:47.663
  • He wants to be your God.
  • 00:20:47.663 --> 00:20:51.300
  • Okay, let me take youback to the beginning.
  • 00:20:51.300 --> 00:20:55.971
  • Let's pretend for a moment,pretend, that Adam had not been
  • 00:20:55.971 --> 00:21:01.276
  • with Eve whenshe ate the fruit.
  • 00:21:01.276 --> 00:21:03.178
  • Now, we know Adam was with her,right there with her.
  • 00:21:03.178 --> 00:21:05.580
  • Didn't stop it,didn't do anything,
  • 00:21:05.580 --> 00:21:07.282
  • and ate the fruit, too.
  • 00:21:07.282 --> 00:21:08.583
  • They both sinned.
  • 00:21:08.583 --> 00:21:09.885
  • But let's think about for amoment that Adam might've been
  • 00:21:09.885 --> 00:21:13.422
  • on the other side of the garden,and Eve ate the fruit.
  • 00:21:13.422 --> 00:21:17.259
  • If that had happened, then aconversation like this would
  • 00:21:17.259 --> 00:21:21.196
  • have taken place.
  • 00:21:21.196 --> 00:21:24.366
  • God would've had to go toAdam and say, "Son, I am so
  • 00:21:24.366 --> 00:21:33.742
  • sorry to tell you this, butyour bride has sinned,
  • 00:21:33.742 --> 00:21:43.251
  • and she's going to die."
  • 00:21:43.251 --> 00:21:46.121
  • Now, we know that didn't takeplace with Adam,
  • 00:21:46.121 --> 00:21:54.930
  • but ittook place with Jesus.
  • 00:21:54.930 --> 00:21:59.501
  • Because you see, when wetalk about His desire,
  • 00:21:59.501 --> 00:22:03.205
  • what do you get someonewho has everything?
  • 00:22:03.205 --> 00:22:07.809
  • What could God theFather give God the Son?
  • 00:22:07.809 --> 00:22:14.850
  • Except a bride?
  • 00:22:14.850 --> 00:22:17.819
  • And this conversationhad to have taken place.
  • 00:22:17.819 --> 00:22:22.557
  • God the Father had to go toHis Son, put His hand on His
  • 00:22:22.557 --> 00:22:29.164
  • shoulder, and say, "Son,I am so sorry to tell You this,
  • 00:22:29.164 --> 00:22:39.908
  • but Your bride has sinned, andshe's going to die."
  • 00:22:39.908 --> 00:22:47.783
  • And you can see Jesus just putHis head down, heartbroken.
  • 00:22:47.783 --> 00:22:52.654
  • And say, "But Dad, I don'twant her to die."
  • 00:22:52.654 --> 00:22:59.194
  • And then, I think the Fathersaid something like this.
  • 00:22:59.194 --> 00:23:04.933
  • "Someone has to die."
  • 00:23:04.933 --> 00:23:08.970
  • And I think Jesus raised Hishead back up,
  • 00:23:08.970 --> 00:23:13.241
  • wiped away His tears, and said,"Then let it be Me.
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  • I'll die, so thatMy bride can live."
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  • ROBERT: Jesus died sothat we can live.
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  • He died so that we, as Hisbride, could be made alive
  • 00:23:35.063 --> 00:23:40.802
  • again, could live.
  • 00:23:40.802 --> 00:23:42.237
  • He died for us.
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  • He died so we could live.
  • 00:23:43.238 --> 00:23:44.439
  • And He died so we couldlive, because you and I are
  • 00:23:44.439 --> 00:23:50.178
  • His greatest desire.
  • 00:23:50.178 --> 00:23:52.047
  • He's madly in love with you.
  • 00:23:52.047 --> 00:23:54.783
  • He loves you.
  • 00:23:54.783 --> 00:23:56.218
  • We are God'sgreatest desire.
  • 00:23:56.218 --> 00:23:59.421
  • And when we realize that,and stop listening to the lies
  • 00:23:59.421 --> 00:24:02.357
  • of Satan, welive in His presence.
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  • Everyday, we live fullyaware of how much He loves us,
  • 00:24:06.228 --> 00:24:11.099
  • and His presencein our lives.
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  • I'm so thankfulthat you watched.
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  • I'm gonna continuethis series next time.
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  • I'll see you then.
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  • about "Living In His Presence."
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  • We hope that you knowhow valuable you are to God
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  • and that His greatest desireis to spend time with you.
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  • Have you ever wonderedwhat would happen
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  • And for your gift of $125or more we'll include
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  • our new beautiful Sherpa linedblanket embroidered
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  • with the words "Be Still"from Psalm 46:10
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  • as a reminder to make timeeach day to be in
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  • and rest in God's presence.
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  • We'll also include an insightfulChronological Study Bible.
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  • and thank you for generousprayer and financial support
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  • ♪ Praise the Lord, praise theLord With every breath in me ♪
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  • ♪ With creation, I will singFor all eternity ♪
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  • ♪ Praise the Lord, praise theLord With every breath in me ♪
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  • ♪ With creation, I will singFor all eternity ♪
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  • ♪ Praise the Lord, praise theLord With every breath in me ♪
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  • ♪ With creation, I will singFor all eternity ♪
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  • ♪ Praise the Lord,praise the Lord ♪
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  • ♪ Praise the Lord ♪
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  • ♪ ♪
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  • ♪ Let my soul,Let my soul cry out ♪
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  • ♪ Singing hallelujah ♪
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  • ANNOUNCER: Living your best lifeisn't about having a dream home,
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  • wonderful kids,or the ideal job.
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  • It's about changesin your family, health,
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  • and relationships.
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  • When God changes your heart,you'll discover
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  • that there is so muchmore to life.
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  • With humor, passion,and clarity,
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  • Pastor Robert presents,
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  • "The Secretsof Living Your Best Life."
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  • ♪ ♪
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