His Plan | TBN

His Plan

Watch His Plan
August 20, 2020
27:29

Pastor Robert continues Living in His Presence with “His Plan;” where he talks about how idols and sin keep us from living in God’s presence.

Closed captions

His Plan

Show timecode
Hide timecode
  • PASTOR ROBERT MORRIS: Becauseyou gotta remember,
  • 00:00:03.152 --> 00:00:04.086
  • sin creates a distance,but it doesn't create
  • 00:00:04.186 --> 00:00:06.588
  • a diminishingof His love for you.
  • 00:00:06.688 --> 00:00:09.758
  • Doesn't change His lovefor you at all,
  • 00:00:09.858 --> 00:00:11.794
  • but it does create a distance.
  • 00:00:11.894 --> 00:00:13.295
  • You can't live in His presenceif you have an idol
  • 00:00:13.395 --> 00:00:15.297
  • in your heart.
  • 00:00:15.397 --> 00:00:15.898
  • God wants us to live inHis presence all the time,
  • 00:00:17.099 --> 00:00:19.968
  • but certain thoughts or ideascan create walls in our hearts.
  • 00:00:20.069 --> 00:00:23.605
  • Join my pastor, Robert Morris,as he shows us
  • 00:00:23.705 --> 00:00:26.141
  • how to turn ourhearts toward God,
  • 00:00:26.241 --> 00:00:28.043
  • and live in His presence.
  • 00:00:28.143 --> 00:00:29.578
  • ♪ ♪
  • 00:00:29.678 --> 00:00:43.425
  • PASTOR ROBERT: We'rein a series called,
  • 00:00:43.525 --> 00:00:44.927
  • "Living in His Presence".
  • 00:00:45.027 --> 00:00:47.262
  • And my burden for thisseries has been
  • 00:00:47.362 --> 00:00:49.665
  • that we would not just enterGod's presence
  • 00:00:49.765 --> 00:00:52.201
  • once a week at church,
  • 00:00:52.301 --> 00:00:54.002
  • but that we would live in Hispresence all during the week.
  • 00:00:54.103 --> 00:00:58.107
  • And so, this messageis gonna be a little tougher
  • 00:00:58.207 --> 00:01:02.244
  • than some of the other messages,
  • 00:01:02.344 --> 00:01:04.379
  • because we're gonna talk aboutwhat is it that pulls us away
  • 00:01:04.480 --> 00:01:08.117
  • from the presence of God.
  • 00:01:08.217 --> 00:01:10.752
  • And if you rememberback in Genesis 3 --
  • 00:01:10.853 --> 00:01:13.889
  • we'll be in Ezekiel 14 in aminute, but Genesis 3,
  • 00:01:13.989 --> 00:01:17.059
  • just want you to notice afterAdam and Eve sinned
  • 00:01:17.159 --> 00:01:19.495
  • how clear this is.
  • 00:01:19.595 --> 00:01:21.930
  • Genesis 3:8 says: "And theyheard the sound of the Lord God
  • 00:01:22.030 --> 00:01:24.032
  • walking in the gardenin the cool of the day:
  • 00:01:24.133 --> 00:01:27.136
  • and Adam and his wife hidthemselves from the presence
  • 00:01:27.236 --> 00:01:31.607
  • of the Lord God amongthe trees of the garden."
  • 00:01:31.707 --> 00:01:33.575
  • They hid from the presenceof God, so obviously,
  • 00:01:33.675 --> 00:01:37.279
  • what pulls us outof God's presence?
  • 00:01:37.379 --> 00:01:39.114
  • It's sin.
  • 00:01:39.214 --> 00:01:40.616
  • But I don't wanna just thinkabout it in the way
  • 00:01:40.716 --> 00:01:42.684
  • that we all make mistakes.
  • 00:01:42.784 --> 00:01:46.488
  • I wanna really talk abouthow Satan will begin to form
  • 00:01:46.588 --> 00:01:51.326
  • a stronghold in our lifeand us serving that stronghold
  • 00:01:51.426 --> 00:01:57.065
  • is what takes us outof God's presence.
  • 00:01:57.166 --> 00:01:59.201
  • So in Ezekiel 14, we're gonnaread a lot of verses here,
  • 00:01:59.301 --> 00:02:03.705
  • but you'll like it.All right?
  • 00:02:03.805 --> 00:02:05.274
  • It's really good,but just watch.
  • 00:02:05.374 --> 00:02:07.209
  • Ezekiel 14:1.
  • 00:02:07.309 --> 00:02:09.611
  • "Now some of the elderscame to me and sat before me.
  • 00:02:09.711 --> 00:02:13.115
  • And the word of the Lordcame to me, saying,
  • 00:02:13.215 --> 00:02:15.450
  • 'Son of man, these men,'"now, watch carefully:
  • 00:02:15.551 --> 00:02:18.420
  • "Have set up their idolsin their hearts," --
  • 00:02:18.520 --> 00:02:22.491
  • they've set up their idols.
  • 00:02:22.591 --> 00:02:24.793
  • Instead of wooden images,they've set up their idols
  • 00:02:24.893 --> 00:02:26.962
  • in their hearts: "And put beforethem that which causes them
  • 00:02:27.062 --> 00:02:31.233
  • to stumble into iniquity.
  • 00:02:31.333 --> 00:02:33.869
  • Should I let Myself beinquired of at all by them?
  • 00:02:33.969 --> 00:02:37.673
  • Therefore, speak to them,and say to them,
  • 00:02:37.773 --> 00:02:40.409
  • 'Thus says the Lord God:'Everyone of the house of Israel
  • 00:02:40.509 --> 00:02:42.978
  • who sets up hisidols in his heart,
  • 00:02:43.078 --> 00:02:45.914
  • and puts before him what causeshim to stumble into iniquity,
  • 00:02:46.014 --> 00:02:49.885
  • and then comes to the prophet,I the Lord will answer him
  • 00:02:49.985 --> 00:02:53.689
  • who comes, according tothe multitude of his idols,
  • 00:02:53.789 --> 00:02:57.826
  • that I may seize the houseof Israel by their heart,
  • 00:02:57.926 --> 00:03:01.930
  • because they are all estrangedfrom Me by their idols.''
  • 00:03:02.030 --> 00:03:06.969
  • Therefore say tothe house of Israel,
  • 00:03:07.069 --> 00:03:08.637
  • 'Thus says the Lord God: Repent,turn away from your idols,
  • 00:03:08.737 --> 00:03:12.608
  • and turn your faces awayfrom all your abominations.
  • 00:03:12.708 --> 00:03:15.177
  • For anyone of thehouse of Israel,
  • 00:03:15.277 --> 00:03:17.613
  • or of the strangers who dwell inIsrael, who separates himself
  • 00:03:17.713 --> 00:03:22.884
  • from Me and sets uphis idols in his heart
  • 00:03:22.985 --> 00:03:24.953
  • and puts before him what causeshim to stumble into iniquity,
  • 00:03:25.053 --> 00:03:28.724
  • then comes to a prophetto inquire of him concerning Me,
  • 00:03:28.824 --> 00:03:33.462
  • I the Lord willanswer him by Myself.
  • 00:03:33.562 --> 00:03:38.533
  • I will set My faceagainst that man,
  • 00:03:38.634 --> 00:03:41.270
  • make him a sign and a proverb,and I will cut him off
  • 00:03:41.370 --> 00:03:43.972
  • from the midst of My people.
  • 00:03:44.072 --> 00:03:45.474
  • And then you shall knowthat I am the Lord.
  • 00:03:45.574 --> 00:03:47.843
  • And if the prophet isinduced to speak anything,
  • 00:03:47.943 --> 00:03:51.213
  • I the Lord haveinduced that prophet,
  • 00:03:51.313 --> 00:03:53.448
  • and I will stretch out My handagainst him and destroy him
  • 00:03:53.548 --> 00:03:56.318
  • from among My people.''"Now, watch Ezekiel 14:10.
  • 00:03:56.418 --> 00:03:58.820
  • "And they," -- plural.
  • 00:03:58.920 --> 00:04:01.790
  • This is the person whoinquired in the prophet now.
  • 00:04:01.890 --> 00:04:04.593
  • "And they shallbear their iniquity.
  • 00:04:04.693 --> 00:04:09.498
  • The punishment of the prophetshall be the same
  • 00:04:09.598 --> 00:04:13.201
  • as the punishmentof the one who inquired,"
  • 00:04:13.302 --> 00:04:16.305
  • and then Ezekiel 14:11,I read you this verse
  • 00:04:16.405 --> 00:04:17.839
  • in a string of versesa few weeks ago.
  • 00:04:17.939 --> 00:04:20.208
  • "'That the house of Israel mayno longer go astray from Me,
  • 00:04:20.309 --> 00:04:24.279
  • nor be profaned anymorewith all their transgressions,
  • 00:04:24.379 --> 00:04:27.015
  • but that they may be My peopleand that I may be their God,'
  • 00:04:27.115 --> 00:04:32.087
  • says the Lord God."Okay.
  • 00:04:32.187 --> 00:04:33.588
  • This is the Old Testament,and he's talking about
  • 00:04:33.689 --> 00:04:35.924
  • idols in the heart.
  • 00:04:36.024 --> 00:04:38.060
  • Here's what I want youto know that maybe
  • 00:04:38.160 --> 00:04:39.561
  • you didn't realize this,but God has always
  • 00:04:39.661 --> 00:04:41.930
  • been concerned about the heart.
  • 00:04:42.030 --> 00:04:44.433
  • Not just the New Testament,Old Testament.
  • 00:04:44.533 --> 00:04:46.201
  • And he says they haveidols in their heart.
  • 00:04:46.301 --> 00:04:48.136
  • Now, you might not knowwhat an idol is,
  • 00:04:48.236 --> 00:04:49.638
  • because you might havean idea of what it is.
  • 00:04:49.738 --> 00:04:51.740
  • Let me tell youwhat an idol is.
  • 00:04:51.840 --> 00:04:53.275
  • The word idolactually means image. Image.
  • 00:04:53.375 --> 00:04:58.413
  • As a matter of fact,many times in the Bible,
  • 00:04:58.513 --> 00:04:59.948
  • it's translated image, not idol.
  • 00:05:00.048 --> 00:05:02.384
  • If I asked you whatthe second commandment is,
  • 00:05:02.484 --> 00:05:04.886
  • you'd probably saysomething like this.
  • 00:05:04.986 --> 00:05:06.388
  • "Not to have any idols."
  • 00:05:06.488 --> 00:05:08.390
  • Let me read it to you, though,show you how it translates it.
  • 00:05:08.490 --> 00:05:11.159
  • Exodus 20:4: "You shall not makefor yourself a carved image,"
  • 00:05:11.259 --> 00:05:17.366
  • so an idol is an image,
  • 00:05:17.466 --> 00:05:19.835
  • and idolatry is worshipingthat image.
  • 00:05:19.935 --> 00:05:23.205
  • But before youthink about, again,
  • 00:05:23.305 --> 00:05:24.773
  • something that's madeout of wood or stone,
  • 00:05:24.873 --> 00:05:27.042
  • I want you to think about,in your mind, he said,
  • 00:05:27.142 --> 00:05:29.778
  • "These men have set upidols in their hearts."
  • 00:05:29.878 --> 00:05:31.613
  • Think about this.
  • 00:05:31.713 --> 00:05:33.215
  • Image is the rootof the word imagination.
  • 00:05:33.315 --> 00:05:38.720
  • In other words, if you'rethinking about something
  • 00:05:38.820 --> 00:05:42.424
  • more than you'rethinking about God,
  • 00:05:42.524 --> 00:05:46.261
  • it's very possibleyou have an idol in your heart.
  • 00:05:46.361 --> 00:05:50.532
  • And let me show yousome ways to determine
  • 00:05:50.632 --> 00:05:52.033
  • if you have an idolin your heart.
  • 00:05:52.134 --> 00:05:54.002
  • Here are some thingsthat it will cause.
  • 00:05:54.102 --> 00:05:55.504
  • Number one is presumption.Presumption.
  • 00:05:55.604 --> 00:05:59.541
  • Look back at Ezekiel 14:3.
  • 00:05:59.641 --> 00:06:01.109
  • We're gonna stay in Ezekiel14 this whole time.
  • 00:06:01.209 --> 00:06:03.078
  • Ezekiel 14:3: "Son of man, thesemen have set up their idols
  • 00:06:03.178 --> 00:06:05.947
  • in their hearts, and put beforethem that which causes them
  • 00:06:06.047 --> 00:06:10.786
  • to stumble into iniquity."
  • 00:06:10.886 --> 00:06:13.088
  • See, if you have an idol,you'll actually begin to cater
  • 00:06:13.188 --> 00:06:15.690
  • to the idol.
  • 00:06:15.791 --> 00:06:17.259
  • You'll actually begin to makeplans of how you can sin.
  • 00:06:17.359 --> 00:06:20.929
  • Romans 13:14 says: "Make noprovision for the flesh
  • 00:06:21.029 --> 00:06:24.633
  • to fulfill its lusts,"but many times,
  • 00:06:24.733 --> 00:06:26.401
  • we do make a provision for it.
  • 00:06:26.501 --> 00:06:28.537
  • We begin to make up a storyand begin to cover,
  • 00:06:28.637 --> 00:06:31.973
  • because we havean idol in our heart.
  • 00:06:32.073 --> 00:06:35.977
  • We went to Israel, as I said,about a little over a week ago,
  • 00:06:36.077 --> 00:06:39.414
  • and we went way up, we wentnorth, south, east, and west,
  • 00:06:39.514 --> 00:06:41.116
  • the four prayer altars,to pray over the land of Israel.
  • 00:06:41.216 --> 00:06:44.019
  • And in the north, up at Dan,where the springs are,
  • 00:06:44.119 --> 00:06:47.756
  • Jeroboam built an altar there.
  • 00:06:47.856 --> 00:06:49.925
  • He actually built a replicaof the temple, and an altar.
  • 00:06:50.025 --> 00:06:53.094
  • When Rehoboam took stupidadvice from his friends,
  • 00:06:53.195 --> 00:06:58.033
  • that's what split the northernand southern kingdom,
  • 00:06:58.133 --> 00:06:59.801
  • that split Israelto ten northern tribes,
  • 00:06:59.901 --> 00:07:01.603
  • and then split Judah.
  • 00:07:01.703 --> 00:07:03.505
  • And what happened was Jeroboamthen began to leave --
  • 00:07:03.605 --> 00:07:06.608
  • lead the ten northern tribes,and here's what he did.
  • 00:07:06.708 --> 00:07:09.244
  • He built an altar in Dan,which is way at the north,
  • 00:07:09.344 --> 00:07:10.946
  • and Bethel, which is wayat the south.
  • 00:07:11.046 --> 00:07:12.814
  • And he built a replicaof Solomon's temple.
  • 00:07:12.914 --> 00:07:15.650
  • It had a -- we saw it.We saw the ruins of it.
  • 00:07:15.750 --> 00:07:17.552
  • Outer court, inner court,you know, a holy place,
  • 00:07:17.652 --> 00:07:19.688
  • and a most holy place.
  • 00:07:19.788 --> 00:07:21.256
  • Most holy, the holy of holies.So we saw this.
  • 00:07:21.356 --> 00:07:24.092
  • Here's what elsehe did, though.
  • 00:07:24.192 --> 00:07:25.760
  • He also built idolsfor other gods.
  • 00:07:25.861 --> 00:07:30.932
  • Because he saida couple things.
  • 00:07:31.032 --> 00:07:33.368
  • First of all, he said,"I'm gonna put one
  • 00:07:33.468 --> 00:07:34.903
  • in the north and south,because it's too much trouble
  • 00:07:35.003 --> 00:07:37.873
  • to go to Jerusalemthree times a year."
  • 00:07:37.973 --> 00:07:40.976
  • So instead of having to go toJerusalem three times a year,
  • 00:07:41.076 --> 00:07:43.512
  • you can come to Danor to Bethel,
  • 00:07:43.612 --> 00:07:45.347
  • and I have a temple here.
  • 00:07:45.447 --> 00:07:47.883
  • And then, if you come here,and you need something else,
  • 00:07:47.983 --> 00:07:51.953
  • we've got some othergods you can worship.
  • 00:07:52.053 --> 00:07:53.855
  • He made golden calves,and he said,
  • 00:07:53.955 --> 00:07:55.557
  • "These are the godsthat brought you out of Egypt."
  • 00:07:55.657 --> 00:07:59.194
  • So there weregolden calves there.
  • 00:07:59.294 --> 00:08:01.396
  • He had the god of Mammon,which in other words,
  • 00:08:01.496 --> 00:08:04.866
  • he was saying, "If you have a --
  • 00:08:04.966 --> 00:08:06.801
  • if you need money, and you canstill worship God, but you ought
  • 00:08:06.902 --> 00:08:10.472
  • to also worship Mammon."here's a problem with that.
  • 00:08:10.572 --> 00:08:13.141
  • Jesus said really clearly youcannot worship God and Mammon.
  • 00:08:13.241 --> 00:08:17.112
  • And I'll tell you why,and I'll just give you
  • 00:08:17.212 --> 00:08:19.014
  • a simple analogy.Tithing.
  • 00:08:19.114 --> 00:08:20.949
  • God says bring the first 10%to the house of God,
  • 00:08:21.049 --> 00:08:24.586
  • Mammon says, no, you can't makeit if you do that.
  • 00:08:24.686 --> 00:08:26.888
  • Do something else.You can't do both.
  • 00:08:26.988 --> 00:08:29.925
  • You either do what God says,or you do what you think
  • 00:08:30.025 --> 00:08:33.628
  • is best, but please hear me.
  • 00:08:33.728 --> 00:08:35.664
  • What you think is best isnot what you think is best.
  • 00:08:35.764 --> 00:08:38.767
  • There's someone talking to you.
  • 00:08:38.867 --> 00:08:41.169
  • And you cannot -- you havean idol in your heart,
  • 00:08:41.269 --> 00:08:44.272
  • and you cannot livein God's presence
  • 00:08:44.372 --> 00:08:47.609
  • if you have an idolin your heart.
  • 00:08:47.709 --> 00:08:49.144
  • That's what He'stelling us here.
  • 00:08:49.244 --> 00:08:51.179
  • So first is presumption.Here's the second, estrangement.
  • 00:08:51.279 --> 00:08:55.383
  • Now, I know this isn't aword that we use a lot
  • 00:08:55.483 --> 00:08:57.085
  • in our vernacular today,but estrangement.
  • 00:08:57.185 --> 00:09:00.288
  • Let me show you where this is.Ezekiel 14:5.
  • 00:09:00.388 --> 00:09:03.124
  • "That I may seize the houseof Israel by their heart,
  • 00:09:03.224 --> 00:09:07.028
  • because they are all estrangedfrom Me by their idols."
  • 00:09:07.128 --> 00:09:10.899
  • So what does this wordestrangement mean?
  • 00:09:10.999 --> 00:09:13.268
  • In the Hebrew,this is actually referring to
  • 00:09:13.368 --> 00:09:15.070
  • a woman who is married,
  • 00:09:15.170 --> 00:09:17.472
  • but living with another manin an adulterous relationship.
  • 00:09:17.572 --> 00:09:21.042
  • That's what this means.
  • 00:09:21.142 --> 00:09:22.577
  • Now, remember,Jesus is our Husband.
  • 00:09:22.677 --> 00:09:25.046
  • We are married to God.Here's what He says.
  • 00:09:25.146 --> 00:09:28.850
  • The house of Israel,because the house of Israel,
  • 00:09:28.950 --> 00:09:31.319
  • remember, wouldrepresent God's people.
  • 00:09:31.419 --> 00:09:33.355
  • The house of Israel, becausethey have idols in their heart,
  • 00:09:33.455 --> 00:09:36.691
  • they're having an affair on Me.
  • 00:09:36.791 --> 00:09:40.061
  • They're married to Me, butthey're sleeping with an idol.
  • 00:09:40.161 --> 00:09:44.933
  • Let me show you a few verses.Jeremiah 3:6.
  • 00:09:45.033 --> 00:09:47.669
  • "The Lord said also to me inthe days of Josiah the king:
  • 00:09:47.769 --> 00:09:50.905
  • 'Have you seen whatbacksliding Israel has done?
  • 00:09:51.006 --> 00:09:54.542
  • She's gone upon every high mountain
  • 00:09:54.643 --> 00:09:56.478
  • and under every green tree,and there played the harlot."
  • 00:09:56.578 --> 00:10:00.482
  • Jeremiah 3:9:"So it came to pass,
  • 00:10:00.582 --> 00:10:01.983
  • through her casual harlotry,that she defiled the land
  • 00:10:02.083 --> 00:10:06.755
  • and committed adulterywith stones and trees."
  • 00:10:06.855 --> 00:10:10.258
  • Okay, how do you commit adulterywith stones and trees?
  • 00:10:10.358 --> 00:10:12.427
  • It's very simple, this is nota complicated text.
  • 00:10:12.527 --> 00:10:14.796
  • Stones are what youbuild an altar out of,
  • 00:10:14.896 --> 00:10:17.632
  • and trees are what you --
  • 00:10:17.732 --> 00:10:19.267
  • you cut the trees to takethe wood to burn a sacrifice
  • 00:10:19.367 --> 00:10:22.404
  • on that altar.It's very, very simple.
  • 00:10:22.504 --> 00:10:24.873
  • They built altars to other gods,
  • 00:10:24.973 --> 00:10:27.142
  • and they made sacrificesto other gods.
  • 00:10:27.242 --> 00:10:29.110
  • But here's what God says.
  • 00:10:29.210 --> 00:10:31.246
  • He said, "They've committedadultery by doing this."
  • 00:10:31.346 --> 00:10:34.082
  • Jeremiah 3 again, Jeremiah 3:14.
  • 00:10:34.182 --> 00:10:36.851
  • "'Return, O backslidingchildren,' says the Lord.
  • 00:10:36.951 --> 00:10:40.555
  • 'For I am married to you.'"
  • 00:10:40.655 --> 00:10:43.858
  • Now, I understand thisis a tough message.
  • 00:10:43.958 --> 00:10:48.229
  • I argued with Godabout this message.
  • 00:10:48.329 --> 00:10:51.466
  • I said, "God, you know,I'm going along,
  • 00:10:51.566 --> 00:10:54.836
  • and this is a realtough message on sin."
  • 00:10:54.936 --> 00:10:57.338
  • Here's what I really feellike the Lord said to me.
  • 00:10:57.439 --> 00:10:59.441
  • "There are some peopleon a precipice right now,
  • 00:10:59.541 --> 00:11:04.212
  • and they're aboutto go over the cliff,
  • 00:11:04.312 --> 00:11:06.781
  • and I want to stop them."
  • 00:11:06.881 --> 00:11:09.017
  • The only reason Godbrings a word as strong
  • 00:11:09.117 --> 00:11:11.786
  • as this is for your good.You need to remember that.
  • 00:11:11.886 --> 00:11:16.091
  • God is saying, "Don't gooff that cliff.
  • 00:11:16.191 --> 00:11:19.294
  • Don't do that."
  • 00:11:19.394 --> 00:11:20.795
  • So I'm gonna say some toughthings, all right?
  • 00:11:20.895 --> 00:11:23.431
  • If you've never heard this,it's so clear in scripture,
  • 00:11:23.531 --> 00:11:26.468
  • and I just read youa few of the scriptures,
  • 00:11:26.568 --> 00:11:28.636
  • but sin is spiritual adultery.
  • 00:11:28.737 --> 00:11:32.674
  • Sin is leaving God,going and committing adultery,
  • 00:11:32.774 --> 00:11:39.080
  • and then coming back andslipping in bed with God,
  • 00:11:39.180 --> 00:11:42.083
  • as if nothing ever happened.That's what sin is.
  • 00:11:42.183 --> 00:11:45.453
  • And that's whatan idol will do.
  • 00:11:45.553 --> 00:11:47.322
  • It will cause you tobe estranged from God.
  • 00:11:47.422 --> 00:11:49.924
  • Let me say somethingelse about sin.
  • 00:11:50.024 --> 00:11:51.726
  • Sin will not affectGod's love for you.
  • 00:11:51.826 --> 00:11:55.597
  • It won't.He'll still love you.
  • 00:11:55.697 --> 00:11:57.098
  • It will not affectGod's love for you.
  • 00:11:57.198 --> 00:11:59.534
  • What it will do is it willaffect your love for God.
  • 00:11:59.634 --> 00:12:03.505
  • Because your heart beginsto go after that thing.
  • 00:12:03.605 --> 00:12:05.740
  • It's an idol in your heart.
  • 00:12:05.840 --> 00:12:08.042
  • Here's the thirdthing that it causes.
  • 00:12:08.143 --> 00:12:10.145
  • Spiritual deafness.Spiritual deafness.
  • 00:12:10.245 --> 00:12:15.016
  • Now, I want you tothink about this.
  • 00:12:15.116 --> 00:12:16.518
  • These were elders in Israel.
  • 00:12:16.618 --> 00:12:19.387
  • They were elders,and they went to the prophet
  • 00:12:19.487 --> 00:12:22.457
  • to see what God was saying.
  • 00:12:22.557 --> 00:12:25.093
  • Why did they go to the prophetto see what God was saying?
  • 00:12:25.193 --> 00:12:28.029
  • Really simple, 'causethey couldn't hear God.
  • 00:12:28.129 --> 00:12:31.032
  • Why couldn't they hear God?
  • 00:12:31.132 --> 00:12:32.534
  • Because they hadan idol in their heart.
  • 00:12:32.634 --> 00:12:35.436
  • Sin brings a separationin our intimacy with God.
  • 00:12:35.537 --> 00:12:41.676
  • Isaiah 59:2.
  • 00:12:41.776 --> 00:12:43.711
  • "Your iniquities have separatedyou from your God.
  • 00:12:43.812 --> 00:12:48.183
  • And your sins havehidden His face from you,
  • 00:12:48.283 --> 00:12:50.451
  • so that He will not hear."
  • 00:12:50.552 --> 00:12:53.087
  • He will not hear,nor will He speak.
  • 00:12:53.188 --> 00:12:56.357
  • Here's what I've been tryingto say in this series.
  • 00:12:56.457 --> 00:12:58.493
  • We can live in constantcommunion with the Holy Spirit.
  • 00:12:58.593 --> 00:13:02.897
  • But if you have sin inyour life, if you have an idol
  • 00:13:02.997 --> 00:13:04.866
  • in your heart,here's what we do.
  • 00:13:04.966 --> 00:13:07.368
  • We turn down the Holy Spirit,and we turn up the idol.
  • 00:13:07.468 --> 00:13:13.641
  • The Holy Spirit is saying,"Don't go that way."
  • 00:13:13.741 --> 00:13:15.577
  • And we say, "No, no, no.I don't wanna hear that.
  • 00:13:15.677 --> 00:13:18.346
  • I wanna hear how this isgoing to be more fun
  • 00:13:18.446 --> 00:13:21.182
  • and more prosperous for me."
  • 00:13:21.282 --> 00:13:23.585
  • And we begin tolisten to that idol.
  • 00:13:23.685 --> 00:13:26.454
  • This is all through scripture.
  • 00:13:26.554 --> 00:13:28.556
  • When we begin to go awayfrom God, we can't hear God.
  • 00:13:28.656 --> 00:13:34.095
  • I just shared this pastspring the series on frequency.
  • 00:13:34.195 --> 00:13:37.232
  • "Tune in, Hear God."
  • 00:13:37.332 --> 00:13:39.033
  • Well, if you wanna knowthe number-one thing
  • 00:13:39.133 --> 00:13:41.336
  • that will cause you to not beable to hear God, it's sin.
  • 00:13:41.436 --> 00:13:46.140
  • And let me tell you somethingelse that will happen.
  • 00:13:46.241 --> 00:13:48.643
  • You'll begin to think that thevoice you're hearing is God,
  • 00:13:48.743 --> 00:13:53.214
  • but it's not God.It's the idol talking to you.
  • 00:13:53.314 --> 00:13:57.018
  • It's the demonic spiritbehind the idol.
  • 00:13:57.118 --> 00:14:00.221
  • I was talking with a man onetime who was having an affair,
  • 00:14:00.321 --> 00:14:05.827
  • and he said to me,talking about this woman
  • 00:14:05.927 --> 00:14:09.430
  • he's having the affairwith, he said,
  • 00:14:09.530 --> 00:14:11.232
  • "But we pray together,and we read the Bible together,
  • 00:14:11.332 --> 00:14:16.504
  • and God is speaking to us."
  • 00:14:16.604 --> 00:14:19.574
  • And I said, "That is not true.You are deceived."
  • 00:14:19.674 --> 00:14:23.811
  • There is a spiritspeaking to you,
  • 00:14:23.912 --> 00:14:26.180
  • but it is not the Holy Spirit.
  • 00:14:26.281 --> 00:14:31.619
  • And here's the fourth thingthat it causes, consequences.
  • 00:14:31.719 --> 00:14:35.924
  • Consequences.Look at Ezekiel 14:10.
  • 00:14:36.024 --> 00:14:40.061
  • "And they shall beartheir iniquity."
  • 00:14:40.161 --> 00:14:43.564
  • Now, notice the word iniquitybecause I'm gonna come back
  • 00:14:43.665 --> 00:14:45.633
  • in just a moment to it.
  • 00:14:45.733 --> 00:14:47.201
  • "The punishment of the prophetshall be the same
  • 00:14:47.302 --> 00:14:51.105
  • as the punishmentof the one who inquired," --
  • 00:14:51.205 --> 00:14:54.809
  • now, we're gonna talk about itin a moment, but let's just --
  • 00:14:54.909 --> 00:14:56.744
  • I wanna go back and lookat it one more time.
  • 00:14:56.844 --> 00:14:58.279
  • Here's what I need to tell youbefore we read
  • 00:14:58.379 --> 00:14:59.781
  • this one more time.
  • 00:14:59.881 --> 00:15:01.616
  • The word punishment hereis the exact same word
  • 00:15:01.716 --> 00:15:05.286
  • that's translated iniquity.It's the same word.
  • 00:15:05.386 --> 00:15:08.990
  • So it says: "And they shallbear their iniquity,"
  • 00:15:09.090 --> 00:15:12.293
  • which could read, "And theyshall bear their punishment,"
  • 00:15:12.393 --> 00:15:15.730
  • and then, the punishmentof the prophet could read,
  • 00:15:15.830 --> 00:15:18.633
  • "The iniquity of the prophetshall be the same
  • 00:15:18.733 --> 00:15:22.537
  • as the iniquityof the one who inquired,"
  • 00:15:22.637 --> 00:15:25.039
  • okay, so why is God saying this?
  • 00:15:25.139 --> 00:15:27.008
  • Because if someone's in sin,
  • 00:15:27.108 --> 00:15:28.876
  • and he goes toa prophet to get counsel,
  • 00:15:28.977 --> 00:15:31.179
  • and the prophetdoesn't call the sin out,
  • 00:15:31.279 --> 00:15:34.449
  • then the prophethas the same idol.
  • 00:15:34.549 --> 00:15:38.219
  • See what I'm saying?
  • 00:15:38.319 --> 00:15:39.887
  • I can remember Pastor Olinwas here, and Pastor Olin
  • 00:15:39.988 --> 00:15:42.423
  • shared one time about he washaving lunch with a pastor,
  • 00:15:42.523 --> 00:15:45.927
  • and the -- and somethingjust came up about a pastor
  • 00:15:46.027 --> 00:15:49.364
  • that had left his wife,and married someone else,
  • 00:15:49.464 --> 00:15:53.768
  • and was still going onin ministry
  • 00:15:53.868 --> 00:15:55.269
  • like nothing had ever happened.
  • 00:15:55.370 --> 00:15:57.205
  • And this other pastorhe was having lunch with,
  • 00:15:57.305 --> 00:15:59.173
  • all of a sudden,got real defensive.
  • 00:15:59.273 --> 00:16:01.642
  • I mean, just like,"Well, what about grace?
  • 00:16:01.743 --> 00:16:04.212
  • And what about restoration?And what about this?"
  • 00:16:04.312 --> 00:16:06.481
  • And I mean, he just startedbeing real defensive over this.
  • 00:16:06.581 --> 00:16:09.217
  • It came out just a fewmonths later that that pastor
  • 00:16:09.317 --> 00:16:12.253
  • was having an affair with hissecretary at that time.
  • 00:16:12.353 --> 00:16:15.923
  • His assistant.
  • 00:16:16.024 --> 00:16:18.092
  • See, here's why hecame out that way,
  • 00:16:18.192 --> 00:16:20.762
  • because he had the sameidol in his heart. See.
  • 00:16:20.862 --> 00:16:23.197
  • So God says so if thatprophet says something,
  • 00:16:23.297 --> 00:16:26.601
  • if he doesn't takea stand against the sin,
  • 00:16:26.701 --> 00:16:30.071
  • he's gonna havethe same punishment.
  • 00:16:30.171 --> 00:16:32.540
  • And here's why,because God's a just God,
  • 00:16:32.640 --> 00:16:34.242
  • because what God is sayingis he's got the same idol.
  • 00:16:34.342 --> 00:16:36.544
  • Now, I know he'sgot the same idol.
  • 00:16:36.644 --> 00:16:38.046
  • Otherwise, he wouldsay something.
  • 00:16:38.146 --> 00:16:39.981
  • It says the punishmentwill be the same,
  • 00:16:40.081 --> 00:16:42.784
  • and I told you, it's thesame word for iniquity.
  • 00:16:42.884 --> 00:16:44.585
  • The word iniquity literallymeans the consequences of sin,
  • 00:16:44.685 --> 00:16:50.758
  • the punishment of sin.
  • 00:16:50.858 --> 00:16:52.260
  • That's what iniquity is,and that iniquity then,
  • 00:16:52.360 --> 00:16:54.529
  • if you don't know this,can be passed to your children,
  • 00:16:54.629 --> 00:16:57.665
  • and to the thirdand fourth generation.
  • 00:16:57.765 --> 00:17:00.001
  • That's what God says.
  • 00:17:00.101 --> 00:17:01.502
  • So there's an iniquityor a bent toward that sin,
  • 00:17:01.602 --> 00:17:06.074
  • the consequence of that sin,and all sin has consequence.
  • 00:17:06.174 --> 00:17:09.744
  • That's the only reason I thinkthat God takes such a stand
  • 00:17:09.844 --> 00:17:12.814
  • in the Bible against sin is notbecause He doesn't like people,
  • 00:17:12.914 --> 00:17:16.717
  • it's because He loves people,
  • 00:17:16.818 --> 00:17:19.454
  • and He knows whatthe end is of sin.
  • 00:17:19.554 --> 00:17:22.523
  • There's a way thatseems right to man,
  • 00:17:22.623 --> 00:17:24.125
  • but the end is death.
  • 00:17:24.225 --> 00:17:27.095
  • So He's doing everythingHe can to try to stop us.
  • 00:17:27.195 --> 00:17:29.831
  • People who have idolsin their heart will pretend.
  • 00:17:29.931 --> 00:17:37.071
  • Do you know the word for --it comes from two Greek words,
  • 00:17:37.171 --> 00:17:42.710
  • but it's literally whatthey called actors.
  • 00:17:42.810 --> 00:17:45.413
  • You know what the word is,what they called actors?
  • 00:17:45.513 --> 00:17:47.949
  • You ready?Hypocrites.
  • 00:17:48.049 --> 00:17:53.688
  • Hypo, krite.
  • 00:17:53.788 --> 00:17:56.224
  • It comes from two words,and krite means to speak,
  • 00:17:56.324 --> 00:17:59.861
  • hypo means underneath.Underneath.
  • 00:17:59.961 --> 00:18:04.198
  • Now, let me explain to you,and you'll remember this,
  • 00:18:04.298 --> 00:18:06.300
  • you've seen this, because actorsback then all wore a mask.
  • 00:18:06.400 --> 00:18:11.606
  • So they put a maskon their face,
  • 00:18:11.706 --> 00:18:14.275
  • and then they would speakunderneath the mask.
  • 00:18:14.375 --> 00:18:18.880
  • And they would pretend to bethe person of the mask.
  • 00:18:18.980 --> 00:18:22.917
  • Are y'all following me?
  • 00:18:23.017 --> 00:18:24.418
  • So hypocrite literally meansone who speaks underneath.
  • 00:18:24.519 --> 00:18:28.756
  • He's underneath a mask, and hespeaks underneath that mask.
  • 00:18:28.856 --> 00:18:32.193
  • And he pretends to besomeone that he's not.
  • 00:18:32.293 --> 00:18:35.796
  • He's an actor.That's a hypocrite.
  • 00:18:35.897 --> 00:18:40.067
  • That's what we all become whenwe have an idol in our heart.
  • 00:18:40.168 --> 00:18:46.941
  • When we begin to servesomething other than God,
  • 00:18:47.041 --> 00:18:52.180
  • this is what Jeroboam did.
  • 00:18:52.280 --> 00:18:54.215
  • Jeroboam said, "Listen,it's too far to go to Jerusalem,
  • 00:18:54.315 --> 00:18:57.752
  • so I'll build an altar here,
  • 00:18:57.852 --> 00:18:59.287
  • and then I'll give yousome other gods."
  • 00:18:59.387 --> 00:19:00.788
  • Let me say it this way.
  • 00:19:00.888 --> 00:19:02.290
  • The three steps to idolatryare it's inconvenient
  • 00:19:02.390 --> 00:19:05.159
  • to worship God, I'll give yousomething convenient,
  • 00:19:05.259 --> 00:19:08.196
  • and let's includesome other gods, too.
  • 00:19:08.296 --> 00:19:11.899
  • It's inconvenientto worship God,
  • 00:19:11.999 --> 00:19:14.702
  • it's inconvenient to get upearly and have a quiet time.
  • 00:19:14.802 --> 00:19:16.971
  • It's inconvenientto go to church.
  • 00:19:17.071 --> 00:19:18.906
  • It's inconvenientto read your Bible.
  • 00:19:19.006 --> 00:19:20.741
  • Let's just make it convenientto be a Christian.
  • 00:19:20.841 --> 00:19:25.012
  • And then, let's alsobe inclusive
  • 00:19:25.112 --> 00:19:27.315
  • and worship someother gods also,
  • 00:19:27.415 --> 00:19:29.951
  • instead of thenumber-one commandment,
  • 00:19:30.051 --> 00:19:32.320
  • "You shall worship the Lord God,
  • 00:19:32.420 --> 00:19:33.821
  • and in Him onlyshall you serve."
  • 00:19:33.921 --> 00:19:36.791
  • You'd have -- you shall haveno other gods before Me.
  • 00:19:36.891 --> 00:19:42.430
  • I remember one time,I wrote this in my notes,
  • 00:19:42.530 --> 00:19:45.066
  • and then I put somethingin parentheses beside it.
  • 00:19:45.166 --> 00:19:48.169
  • Because -- well,here's what I wrote.
  • 00:19:48.269 --> 00:19:49.670
  • I remember one timethat God convicted me
  • 00:19:49.770 --> 00:19:51.439
  • of having an idol in my heart,and then I thought about it,
  • 00:19:51.539 --> 00:19:55.042
  • and I thought, it's --it hasn't just been one time.
  • 00:19:55.142 --> 00:19:58.446
  • It's been many times, but I'mreferring to one specific time.
  • 00:19:58.546 --> 00:20:03.951
  • Does that make sense?
  • 00:20:04.051 --> 00:20:05.453
  • So I've been in -- listen,if you feel like
  • 00:20:05.553 --> 00:20:08.756
  • I have something in my heart,and I've never thought
  • 00:20:08.856 --> 00:20:11.092
  • about it this way, that I'mcommitting adultery on God,
  • 00:20:11.192 --> 00:20:14.395
  • that I'm beginningto love this thing
  • 00:20:14.495 --> 00:20:16.631
  • and go toward this thing,and -- okay.
  • 00:20:16.731 --> 00:20:20.201
  • I'm saying to you, if that'swhat you're thinking right now,
  • 00:20:20.301 --> 00:20:21.736
  • I understand.
  • 00:20:21.836 --> 00:20:23.738
  • And all of us understand,if we're honest.
  • 00:20:23.838 --> 00:20:26.407
  • We've all, at some point,worshiped and served
  • 00:20:26.507 --> 00:20:29.577
  • someone other than God.All of us have.
  • 00:20:29.677 --> 00:20:32.246
  • We've had an idolin our heart.
  • 00:20:32.346 --> 00:20:34.649
  • So I remember one time,God used this scripture,
  • 00:20:34.749 --> 00:20:37.251
  • Ezekiel 14, to speak to meabout the idol in my heart.
  • 00:20:37.351 --> 00:20:43.024
  • And I'd never really seen itas an idol in my heart.
  • 00:20:43.124 --> 00:20:45.559
  • I never really seenthat it was idolatry,
  • 00:20:45.660 --> 00:20:49.430
  • that it was adultery,committing adultery on God.
  • 00:20:49.530 --> 00:20:53.768
  • And I remember repenting,and the joy that came,
  • 00:20:53.868 --> 00:20:58.406
  • and now, the victoryin my life because I know
  • 00:20:58.506 --> 00:21:02.943
  • where that thing would go.
  • 00:21:03.044 --> 00:21:05.012
  • I know what would happen to me,to my family, to the church,
  • 00:21:05.112 --> 00:21:11.552
  • if I were to continue goingdown the wrong road.
  • 00:21:11.652 --> 00:21:14.422
  • So all of us can relate, that'swhat I'm trying to say to you.
  • 00:21:14.522 --> 00:21:17.525
  • If there's something that you'rebeing convicted about right now,
  • 00:21:17.625 --> 00:21:21.829
  • don't feel bad in the sensethat I just feel bad,
  • 00:21:21.929 --> 00:21:27.301
  • I'm a bad person.
  • 00:21:27.401 --> 00:21:28.969
  • See, that's whatSatan wants to do.
  • 00:21:29.070 --> 00:21:30.504
  • Satan wants to come and say,"You're just a bad person.
  • 00:21:30.604 --> 00:21:32.773
  • You're a bad person."No.
  • 00:21:32.873 --> 00:21:35.042
  • You're not a bad person.You're a child of God.
  • 00:21:35.142 --> 00:21:38.412
  • You've been redeemed.
  • 00:21:38.512 --> 00:21:39.914
  • You've been boughtwith the blood,
  • 00:21:40.014 --> 00:21:42.216
  • but you're still in a war,
  • 00:21:42.316 --> 00:21:43.884
  • and you still liveon a fallen earth.
  • 00:21:43.984 --> 00:21:45.886
  • And Satan is doingeverything he can
  • 00:21:45.986 --> 00:21:48.789
  • to set idols up in your life,
  • 00:21:48.889 --> 00:21:50.424
  • to get your attentionoff of God, and onto them.
  • 00:21:50.524 --> 00:21:52.860
  • And it's really, really simple.
  • 00:21:52.960 --> 00:21:54.995
  • See, we think so many times,the Old Testament,
  • 00:21:55.096 --> 00:21:56.964
  • it's just full of legalism.Where is the grace?
  • 00:21:57.064 --> 00:22:00.601
  • Where is the grace?Let me just show you.
  • 00:22:00.701 --> 00:22:03.170
  • Ezekiel 14:5, it says, "ThatI may seize the house of Israel
  • 00:22:03.270 --> 00:22:07.308
  • by their heart," --
  • 00:22:07.408 --> 00:22:10.344
  • see, the only reasonthat God is speaking to you
  • 00:22:10.444 --> 00:22:14.682
  • right now about thisidol in your heart
  • 00:22:14.782 --> 00:22:16.650
  • is so He can bringyou back to Himself.
  • 00:22:16.751 --> 00:22:19.787
  • That He can bring you outof this adulterous affair.
  • 00:22:19.887 --> 00:22:23.257
  • That He can bring you back,because you gotta remember,
  • 00:22:23.357 --> 00:22:26.994
  • sin is -- sin createsa distance,
  • 00:22:27.094 --> 00:22:28.996
  • but it doesn't create adiminishing of His love for you.
  • 00:22:29.096 --> 00:22:33.200
  • Doesn't change His lovefor you at all,
  • 00:22:33.300 --> 00:22:34.802
  • but it does create a distance.
  • 00:22:34.902 --> 00:22:36.604
  • You can't live in His presence
  • 00:22:36.704 --> 00:22:42.710
  • if you have an idolin your heart.
  • 00:22:42.810 --> 00:22:45.413
  • I didn't tell youat the first of the message,
  • 00:22:45.513 --> 00:22:47.581
  • I call this message, "His Plan".
  • 00:22:47.681 --> 00:22:50.017
  • The reason I call it "His Plan"is because His plan
  • 00:22:50.117 --> 00:22:52.153
  • for you is good.It's not evil.
  • 00:22:52.253 --> 00:22:55.189
  • His thoughts about you are good.
  • 00:22:55.289 --> 00:22:57.224
  • God has a good purposeand a future for you,
  • 00:22:57.324 --> 00:23:00.394
  • and a hope.
  • 00:23:00.494 --> 00:23:01.996
  • He's got a good plan for you.That's His plan.
  • 00:23:02.096 --> 00:23:05.533
  • But the enemy's plan is to setup an idol in your heart
  • 00:23:05.633 --> 00:23:09.837
  • that causes you to walk awayfrom God, and to say,
  • 00:23:09.937 --> 00:23:12.573
  • "It's inconvenient to serve God.
  • 00:23:12.673 --> 00:23:14.642
  • It's more convenientto do it this way,
  • 00:23:14.742 --> 00:23:18.512
  • and let's be inclusive of someother things in your life."
  • 00:23:18.612 --> 00:23:21.148
  • PASTOR ROBERT: I wannaencourage you,
  • 00:23:22.049 --> 00:23:23.751
  • if God is putting His fingeron something right now
  • 00:23:23.851 --> 00:23:26.921
  • in your life, that He's notdoing it to make you feel bad,
  • 00:23:27.021 --> 00:23:31.358
  • He's doing it because He wantsyou to give it to Him,
  • 00:23:31.459 --> 00:23:34.995
  • and He's the only Onethat can take care of it.
  • 00:23:35.095 --> 00:23:38.432
  • So if there's somethingthat's trying to be an idol
  • 00:23:38.532 --> 00:23:42.136
  • in your heart, trying to stealyour affection from the Lord,
  • 00:23:42.236 --> 00:23:46.774
  • don't feel bad about it,don't feel like
  • 00:23:46.874 --> 00:23:48.876
  • I don't wanna tell Him about it,because He already knows.
  • 00:23:48.976 --> 00:23:52.079
  • Talk to Him about it.
  • 00:23:52.179 --> 00:23:53.647
  • Say, "Lord, You know this is --right now,
  • 00:23:53.747 --> 00:23:56.917
  • I'm being tempted in this area.
  • 00:23:57.017 --> 00:23:58.652
  • Take it to the Lord, becauseHe wants to take care of it,
  • 00:23:58.752 --> 00:24:03.224
  • He wants to set you free.
  • 00:24:03.324 --> 00:24:04.825
  • He wants to bless you,even though
  • 00:24:04.925 --> 00:24:07.928
  • you're struggling right now.But don't struggle alone.
  • 00:24:08.028 --> 00:24:10.364
  • Take it to the Lord.
  • 00:24:10.464 --> 00:24:12.433
  • That's how we continueto live in His presence.
  • 00:24:12.533 --> 00:24:16.036
  • I wanna continue thisseries next time.
  • 00:24:16.136 --> 00:24:19.540
  • I'll see you then.
  • 00:24:19.640 --> 00:24:20.741
  • ANNOUNCER: We knowthat life can be busy,
  • 00:24:21.909 --> 00:24:23.310
  • and we're very gratefulthat you took the time
  • 00:24:23.410 --> 00:24:25.012
  • to watch today's programas Pastor Robert shares about
  • 00:24:25.112 --> 00:24:27.982
  • “Living in His Presence”.
  • 00:24:28.082 --> 00:24:30.217
  • We hope that you know howvaluable you are to God,
  • 00:24:30.317 --> 00:24:32.786
  • and that His greatest desireis to spend time with you.
  • 00:24:32.887 --> 00:24:35.789
  • Have you ever wonderedwhat would happen
  • 00:24:35.890 --> 00:24:37.424
  • if we truly livedin God's presence?
  • 00:24:37.525 --> 00:24:40.160
  • What would it look likeif we spent time with God,
  • 00:24:40.261 --> 00:24:42.429
  • every day?
  • 00:24:42.530 --> 00:24:43.731
  • In, “Living in His Presence”,
  • 00:24:43.831 --> 00:24:45.099
  • Pastor Robert shows us whatit looks like to walk with God,
  • 00:24:45.199 --> 00:24:47.801
  • regardless of whatwe're going through.
  • 00:24:47.902 --> 00:24:49.803
  • This engaging series willchange the way you think about
  • 00:24:49.904 --> 00:24:52.373
  • your relationship with God,and show you just how
  • 00:24:52.473 --> 00:24:54.675
  • powerful His presencecan be in your life.
  • 00:24:54.775 --> 00:24:57.611
  • So, because we believe thatthis series will help you grow
  • 00:24:57.711 --> 00:25:00.080
  • to a new level in yourrelationship with the Lord,
  • 00:25:00.180 --> 00:25:02.750
  • we want to send it to you onCD for your best gift, today.
  • 00:25:02.850 --> 00:25:06.887
  • And, if you're able to sharea gift of $55 or more,
  • 00:25:06.987 --> 00:25:09.623
  • we'll send you the entire,eight-message,
  • 00:25:09.723 --> 00:25:11.392
  • “Living in His Presence” series,on both CD and DVD,
  • 00:25:11.492 --> 00:25:14.862
  • or as a digital download.
  • 00:25:14.962 --> 00:25:17.097
  • This is our wayof saying thank you
  • 00:25:17.197 --> 00:25:18.465
  • for your generous support ofPastor Robert Morris Ministries.
  • 00:25:18.566 --> 00:25:21.769
  • Please, don't delay.
  • 00:25:21.869 --> 00:25:22.937
  • Call us or visit us onlineat PastorRobert.com,
  • 00:25:23.037 --> 00:25:25.806
  • where you'll be able to shareyour gift and request
  • 00:25:25.906 --> 00:25:27.775
  • your copy of this excitingteaching series.
  • 00:25:27.875 --> 00:25:30.678
  • You can also let us knowhow we can pray for you,
  • 00:25:30.778 --> 00:25:33.080
  • and please let us aboutthe amazing things that
  • 00:25:33.180 --> 00:25:34.815
  • God is doing in your lifeas you apply these truths
  • 00:25:34.915 --> 00:25:37.318
  • from His word.
  • 00:25:37.418 --> 00:25:38.786
  • Get ready to experiencethe profound change and power
  • 00:25:38.886 --> 00:25:41.655
  • that comes from living dailyin God's presence.
  • 00:25:41.755 --> 00:25:44.792
  • We look forward to hearingfrom you, and as always,
  • 00:25:44.892 --> 00:25:47.027
  • we thank you for your generoussupport of this ministry.
  • 00:25:47.127 --> 00:25:49.163
  • ♪ Oh the crownmy thorns composed ♪
  • 00:25:51.565 --> 00:25:57.338
  • ♪ Upon the browof heaven's king ♪
  • 00:25:57.438 --> 00:26:03.210
  • ♪ Now traded fora crown of gold ♪
  • 00:26:03.310 --> 00:26:09.450
  • ♪ Your grave becamemy victory ♪
  • 00:26:09.550 --> 00:26:14.888
  • ♪ Precious Jesus,precious Jesus ♪
  • 00:26:14.989 --> 00:26:22.262
  • ♪ The beauty ofthe Savior's blood ♪
  • 00:26:22.363 --> 00:26:28.702
  • ♪ Precious Jesus,precious Jesus ♪
  • 00:26:28.802 --> 00:26:36.210
  • ♪ Your life and lovepoured out for us ♪
  • 00:26:36.310 --> 00:26:42.650
  • ♪ Precious Jesus ♪
  • 00:26:42.750 --> 00:26:49.456
  • ♪ ♪
  • 00:26:49.556 --> 00:26:55.095
  • Come on,let's sing it out.
  • 00:26:55.195 --> 00:26:57.498
  • ♪ Jesus, Jesus ♪
  • 00:26:57.598 --> 00:27:00.401
  • ANNOUNCER: You feel it.
  • 00:27:01.669 --> 00:27:03.137
  • Inside you beats aheart for ministry.
  • 00:27:03.237 --> 00:27:05.939
  • A sense that you're calledto serve God in a greater way.
  • 00:27:06.040 --> 00:27:10.177
  • But perhaps, you feel stuck,not knowing how to get
  • 00:27:10.277 --> 00:27:12.913
  • from where you are to thatenvisioned place.
  • 00:27:13.013 --> 00:27:16.250
  • Let The King's University Onlinebe the bridge to your calling.
  • 00:27:16.350 --> 00:27:19.853
  • Under the stewardshipof Gateway Church,
  • 00:27:19.953 --> 00:27:22.322
  • TKU is equipping Christ-likeservant leaders
  • 00:27:22.423 --> 00:27:24.992
  • through the powerof the Holy Spirit.
  • 00:27:25.092 --> 00:27:27.194
  • Imagine what could happenif you took the first step.
  • 00:27:27.294 --> 00:27:29.763