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The Principle of Intimacy

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July 23, 2020
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Pastor Robert warns us against adultery in body; soul; and spirit.

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  • ROBERT MORRIS: And I'm going totell you something that might
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  • even shock you.
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  • God actually designed youto live a fantasy with a person,
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  • your spouse.
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  • ♪ ♪
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  • ROBERT: We're in a seriescalled, "Relationship Through
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  • God's Top Ten."
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  • And so, we're on the seventhcommandment,
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  • and I'm calling it "ThePrinciple of Intimacy".
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  • I believe this tells us howto have intimacy with God
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  • and with each other, andespecially in marriage,
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  • because of whatit refers to.
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  • So we're on the seventhcommandment,
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  • and it's Exodus 20:14, "Youshall not commit adultery."
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  • Five simple words, "Youshall not commit adultery."
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  • I want to share with youthree ways that people
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  • commit adultery, notjust one, but three ways.
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  • And if you remember, we'rethree parts, body, soul,
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  • and spirit, so that's actuallygoing to be my three points,
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  • is we're going to talk aboutyour body, your soul,
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  • and then your spirit, and manypeople don't realize
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  • that it could affect yourspirit, but I'm going to show
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  • you in Scripture how itcan, all right?
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  • So, number one is the body.
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  • Now, you can commitadultery in your body.
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  • This seems self-explanatory,but I want to show it to you
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  • in Scripture, all right?
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  • 1 Corinthians 6:18, "Fleesexual immorality."
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  • Flee, run from it.
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  • "Every", noticethe word every.
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  • "Every sin that a man doesis outside the body,
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  • but he who commits sexualimmorality sins against
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  • his own body.
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  • Or do you not know that yourbody" it didn't say soul
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  • or spirit here.
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  • "Your body is the temple ofthe Holy Spirit, who is in you,
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  • whom you have from God,and you are not your own?
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  • For you were bought at aprice, therefore glorify
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  • God in your body andin your spirit."
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  • It doesn't saythe Holy Spirit.
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  • "In your spirit", so again,I'm going to say how this
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  • affects your spirit as well,because it's talking about
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  • sexual immorality,"which are God's."
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  • So first of all,did God create sex?
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  • He did.
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  • We didn't mutate from somegob of gloop somewhere.
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  • Or goop or glob, I don'tknow how you say it,
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  • but we didn't mutate fromsomething, God created us.
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  • So I'm going to surprise youa little bit, all right?
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  • God actually formedyour sexual parts.
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  • You'd better be carefulabout the Amens today.
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  • It might throw meoff a little bit.
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  • [Laughter]
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  • Amen?
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  • Okay.
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  • I knew this was goingto be a tough message!
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  • All right, so.
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  • So, God formed your sexualparts, and listen,
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  • God formed you to have pleasure.
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  • That was His idea.
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  • But, did it go awry on Him?
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  • In other words, did thesexual urges become a little
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  • more than what Hethought they would?
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  • Did He do too goodof a job, you know?
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  • Was this not in the plan, or didHe actually form -- listen.
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  • God formed male andfemale to fit together.
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  • He designed that.
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  • That didn't just happen.
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  • God formed male and femaleto fit perfectly,
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  • and He formed it for you toenjoy yourself,
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  • and have pleasure and intimacy.
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  • But we don't thinkof it in a good way.
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  • We only think ofit in a bad way.
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  • I remember attending apastor's conference one time,
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  • and this pastor, hepreached a message
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  • on this to other pastors.
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  • And what he was trying to dowas say enjoy your sex life
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  • with your spouse, so thatyou're not tempted
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  • to go do something else.
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  • It was a great message forpastors, because there's almost
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  • a feeling in the church that youhave to be a prude
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  • if you're going to serve God,and yet I'm trying to tell you
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  • that God actually created you tohave fun, in marriage.
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  • Here's the reason I'm sayingthis, is because we think,
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  • well, a pastor, he couldn'tunderstand this, but I can.
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  • But, let me tell you someoneelse we think,
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  • you just couldn't understandthis, Jesus.
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  • We think, Lord, you don'tunderstand how strong
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  • this urge is.
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  • Well, let me explaintwo things to you.
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  • Number one, He created it.
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  • He designed it to work.
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  • Number two, He was a human.
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  • He became a human.
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  • He lived through puberty.
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  • He lived through teenageyears, through His 20s,
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  • and into His 30s, andHe did it pure.
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  • And don't ever, don't everbelieve -- there's a humongous
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  • lie that neither Scripture norany historical document
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  • would support that there wassomething between
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  • Him and Mary Magdalene.
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  • And all history reports andall evidence shows
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  • Mary Magdalene was olderthan His mother.
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  • But first of all,He never,
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  • it never would have happened.
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  • It makes me mad that someoneeven suggests something
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  • like that about our Lord.
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  • But, He understands.
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  • So you can commit adulteryin your body,
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  • but God designed you to havefull pleasure in marriage.
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  • So you can also commitadultery, is number two,
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  • in your soul, in your soul.
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  • Proverbs 6:32 says, "Whoevercommits adultery
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  • with a woman lacksunderstanding.
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  • He who does so", watch,"destroys his own soul."
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  • Destroys his soul.
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  • Now this word, destroy, I'mputting the definition up
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  • so you can see it,from the Hebrew.
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  • It means corrupts.
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  • He corrupts his soul.
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  • He ruins it, spoils it,injures it, wastes, batters,
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  • and rots.
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  • The soul begins to rot.
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  • It's ruined.
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  • Now, I understand God canredeem, but if any of you
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  • had a mistake in this area,you understand how much you
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  • spoiled your lifein this area.
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  • I understand that.
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  • The soul is made up of themind, will, and emotions.
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  • Mind, will, emotions, howyou think about things,
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  • how you feel about things, andthen, the decisions you make.
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  • Now, listen to me carefully.
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  • You can commit adulteryin your mind,
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  • and you can commit adulteryin your emotions.
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  • You can have a wrongrelationship in your mind
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  • with someone, and you canhave a wrong relationship
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  • in your emotions with someone.
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  • And Jesus backs this up, andit's all through Scripture,
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  • that adultery, any thoughtor feeling toward another person
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  • that is inappropriateoutside of marriage, is wrong.
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  • You can do this as you'remarried,
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  • you can do this before you'remarried.
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  • Song of Solomon 3:5, "Donot stir up nor awaken love
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  • until it pleases."
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  • Until it's time that it'spleasurable to God,
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  • and it will be pleasurableto you in marriage.
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  • Let me show you a word thatmaybe you never thought of.
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  • I love words, and I love tolook at the root, and I can see
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  • the root of most wordsjust by looking at them.
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  • But let me show you this,and you might get ahead
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  • of me on this, butthe word fantastic.
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  • Fantastic is appearing as ifconceived
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  • by an unrestrained imagination.
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  • I want you to noticethe word unrestrained.
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  • And, maybe you didn'trealize this,
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  • but here's the root of thisword.
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  • Are you ready?
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  • Fantasy.
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  • Imagination, especiallywhen extravagant
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  • and unrestrained.
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  • See, the unrestrained partis what I'm concerned about.
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  • And I'm going to tell yousomething that might
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  • even shock you.
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  • God actually designed youto live a fantasy with a person,
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  • your spouse.
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  • For you to say what wehave is like a fantasy.
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  • It's fantastic.
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  • This is why I'm saying this isthe principle of intimacy.
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  • I'll keep takingyou back to this.
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  • You can't imagine theintimacy that you can experience
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  • with one personwhen you keep the Lord
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  • in that relationship.
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  • It's phenomenal.
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  • So, affairs start in the soul,before they ever get
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  • to the body.
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  • Let me show youwhat precedes lust.
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  • See, lust precedes adultery.
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  • Let me show youwhat precedes lust.
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  • Look.
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  • "You have heard it said of old,you shall not commit adultery,
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  • but I say to youthat whoever looks --
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  • whoever looks at a woman tolust has already
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  • committed adultery."
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  • So, lust precedes adultery,but let me tell you,
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  • this is such a simple thing.
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  • Looking precedes lust.
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  • You cannot imagine how manytimes I'm driving down
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  • the street and there is anathletic woman jogging,
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  • and I'm not going to look,because I know
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  • what that leads to.
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  • I'm just going tolook the other way.
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  • I've had to trainmyself to do this.
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  • Potiphar's wife, the Bible says,cast longing eyes on Joseph.
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  • She looked beforeshe lusted.
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  • David saw Bathshebafrom his balcony.
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  • He looked, and that stirredup lust, which caused adultery.
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  • Job 31:1, "I've made acovenant with my eyes",
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  • and I've literallysaid and done this.
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  • I've done this personally.
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  • "I've made a covenantwith my eyes.
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  • Why then should I lookupon a young woman?"
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  • You have to make a covenant.
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  • When I was a young man, andGod began dealing with me
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  • about this, I heard PastorOlen share something
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  • like this that he did.
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  • And so, I said to Debbie, Isaid, I need to talk to you
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  • about something.
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  • So she said, okay.
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  • I said, I have aproblem looking.
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  • You know what she said?
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  • You think?
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  • You might think you'rebeing sly, sir,
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  • but it's noticeable.
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  • So I said, well, Idon't want to do it.
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  • So I said, if you see melooking, I said,
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  • I want you to confront meand pray for me.
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  • Confront me and pray for me.
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  • Now, here's the problem.
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  • I didn't definehow to confront me.
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  • [Laughter]
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  • So a few months later, wewere on vacation
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  • and we were seated at the pool,
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  • which is like being seated at abar for an alcoholic,
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  • you know?
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  • It's just, you know, apool's not a good place
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  • if you've ever had aproblem in this area.
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  • So you know, we're readingmagazines and I'm looking
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  • over the top ofthe magazine.
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  • And this girl walks by,and I made a mistake.
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  • Men, you know, when you'vegot sunglasses on,
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  • you can move your eyes,don't move your head.
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  • Because thenthey know, okay?
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  • So, I followedher like this.
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  • All of a sudden, I feltthis excruciating pain!
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  • Debbie reached over andstarted pinching me.
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  • This, by the way, is theeleventh commandment,
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  • thou shalt not pinch thy husbandon the back of his arm!
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  • She started pinching righthere, and she said,
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  • do I need to pray for you?
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  • [Applause]
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  • So, adultery can happenin the body,
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  • but it can also happenin the soul.
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  • But I'm concerned, becausehere's point number three,
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  • the spirit.
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  • Something happens in thespirit that most of you
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  • do not realize withadultery, most of you, most.
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  • Genesis 2:24, when marriagebegan, says, "Therefore a man
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  • shall leave his fatherand mother and be joined
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  • to his wife, and they shallbecome one flesh."
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  • Now, I want you to noticea couple of things very
  • 00:13:07.612 --> 00:13:09.147
  • important here.
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  • Flesh, so one body.
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  • "They shall be joined", I'mtelling you again,
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  • God created the male and femaleparts to fit together.
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  • They'll be joined together.
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  • They become oneflesh, it says.
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  • It doesn't sayone spirit here.
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  • It says one flesh.
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  • They'll come together, theybecome one, and a man will leave
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  • his father and mother,and be joined to his wife.
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  • Do any of you remember theOld King James word
  • 00:13:34.639 --> 00:13:36.140
  • for joined here?
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  • A man will leaveand cleave, right.
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  • It used to be inthe marriage vows.
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  • Do you commit to cleave onlyto this woman, you know,
  • 00:13:42.981 --> 00:13:47.785
  • till death do you part?
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  • Cleave.
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  • Okay, leave and cleave.
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  • Okay, so there's aleaving and a cleaving.
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  • So, this Scripture isrepeated in the New Testament
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  • four times.
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  • Jesus says itand Paul says it.
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  • Three times it refersto marriage, but one time,
  • 00:13:59.230 --> 00:14:02.500
  • it's in 1 Corinthians 6, where Itold you to turn,
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  • and I want toshow it to you.
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  • Watch this, 1Corinthians 6:15.
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  • "Do you not know that yourbodies are members of Christ?"
  • 00:14:09.941 --> 00:14:14.078
  • Your bodies aremembers of Christ.
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  • I wish you could think aboutthat all week,
  • 00:14:17.882 --> 00:14:19.751
  • about how you treat your body.
  • 00:14:19.851 --> 00:14:21.786
  • Your bodies aremembers of Christ.
  • 00:14:21.886 --> 00:14:24.889
  • "Shall I then take themembers of Christ
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  • and make them membersof a harlot?
  • 00:14:29.093 --> 00:14:33.164
  • Certainly not!"
  • 00:14:33.264 --> 00:14:34.532
  • Or, an immoral person.
  • 00:14:34.632 --> 00:14:36.501
  • "Or do you not know that hewho is joined to a harlot
  • 00:14:36.601 --> 00:14:42.040
  • is one body with her?
  • 00:14:42.140 --> 00:14:46.010
  • For "the two", He says,"shall become one flesh."
  • 00:14:46.110 --> 00:14:52.483
  • Okay, so this Scripture,that's about marriage,
  • 00:14:52.583 --> 00:14:55.119
  • that a man leaves his father andmother and is jointed
  • 00:14:55.219 --> 00:14:57.088
  • to his wife, says but if thatsame man then joins himself
  • 00:14:57.188 --> 00:15:01.359
  • to another woman, he nowbecomes one with her.
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  • There's a leavingand a cleaving,
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  • and there's a onenessthat happens.
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  • And we're talking about inthe body, but we're about
  • 00:15:13.304 --> 00:15:15.073
  • to show you how it happensin the spirit, also.
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  • Okay.
  • 00:15:17.275 --> 00:15:18.309
  • Here's the problem.
  • 00:15:18.409 --> 00:15:20.745
  • There's a leaving.
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  • I have actually had parentstell me, we could tell you
  • 00:15:23.414 --> 00:15:28.419
  • within a few weeks when ourson began having sex
  • 00:15:28.519 --> 00:15:33.624
  • with his girlfriend,because he left us.
  • 00:15:33.725 --> 00:15:41.032
  • We could feel it.
  • 00:15:41.132 --> 00:15:41.799
  • Okay.
  • 00:15:41.899 --> 00:15:43.067
  • So, that's not, that wasn'tin the body, even though he
  • 00:15:43.167 --> 00:15:45.837
  • joined himself in the body.
  • 00:15:45.937 --> 00:15:47.638
  • Something in thespirit realm happened.
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  • How else wouldthey know that?
  • 00:15:49.774 --> 00:15:51.809
  • I've had couples tellme, the offended party
  • 00:15:51.909 --> 00:15:55.146
  • in an adulterous affair, theoffended party,
  • 00:15:55.246 --> 00:15:57.415
  • the one that was innocent, say,
  • 00:15:57.515 --> 00:15:59.517
  • I've had this happen many times,
  • 00:15:59.617 --> 00:16:01.486
  • I can tell you within a fewweeks, or even sometimes even
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  • within a few days, whenmy husband began having
  • 00:16:06.024 --> 00:16:09.160
  • an affair, because I could feelsomething change
  • 00:16:09.260 --> 00:16:14.265
  • in our relationship.
  • 00:16:14.365 --> 00:16:14.999
  • Here's what she felt.
  • 00:16:15.099 --> 00:16:15.867
  • He left her.
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  • Maybe not physically, inother words, of the sense
  • 00:16:18.503 --> 00:16:20.405
  • of leaving the home,but he left.
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  • Because in order tocleave, you have to leave.
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  • Are you all following me?
  • 00:16:29.580 --> 00:16:30.948
  • In order to join yourselfwith someone else,
  • 00:16:31.049 --> 00:16:35.520
  • you have to leave someone.
  • 00:16:35.620 --> 00:16:39.190
  • Now, we're talking about inthe body, and in the soul,
  • 00:16:39.290 --> 00:16:41.492
  • in the mind, or theemotions, because you can
  • 00:16:41.592 --> 00:16:43.227
  • leave emotionally, too.
  • 00:16:43.327 --> 00:16:46.130
  • But I'm telling you,something happens in the spirit.
  • 00:16:46.230 --> 00:16:48.499
  • Okay, we stoppedat Verse 16.
  • 00:16:48.599 --> 00:16:50.701
  • Look at Verse 17.
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  • "But he who is joined", sameword, "to the Lord
  • 00:16:54.338 --> 00:16:58.543
  • is one spirit with Him."
  • 00:16:58.643 --> 00:17:02.013
  • Remember we read that first,down in Verse 19, it says,
  • 00:17:02.113 --> 00:17:04.816
  • "Glorify God in your bodyand in your spirit."
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  • You have a spirit.
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  • And when you join yourselfwith the Lord, you become
  • 00:17:11.222 --> 00:17:12.824
  • one spirit with Him.
  • 00:17:12.924 --> 00:17:15.626
  • Okay, but when you commitadultery, listen.
  • 00:17:15.726 --> 00:17:19.330
  • In order to become joined tosomeone else,
  • 00:17:19.430 --> 00:17:26.170
  • you have to leave someone.
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  • Do you really think that youcan take the members of your
  • 00:17:30.408 --> 00:17:33.711
  • body, the members of Christ,and join those
  • 00:17:33.811 --> 00:17:36.914
  • with the members of a harlot?
  • 00:17:37.014 --> 00:17:38.716
  • Do you really thinkyou can do that?
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  • Do you think everything'sokay in your relationship
  • 00:17:39.951 --> 00:17:42.620
  • with God when you'recommitting adultery in your
  • 00:17:42.720 --> 00:17:46.958
  • body or your soul?
  • 00:17:47.058 --> 00:17:53.030
  • You have to leave the Lord.
  • 00:17:53.131 --> 00:17:54.532
  • Now, I'm not saying youlose your salvation.
  • 00:17:54.632 --> 00:17:56.067
  • Your salvation's based ongrace, and thank God it is.
  • 00:17:56.167 --> 00:18:01.839
  • But, you lose yourintimacy with God.
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  • Don't every try to convinceyourself that you're in a vital,
  • 00:18:05.610 --> 00:18:09.280
  • ongoing, passionate,intimate relationship
  • 00:18:09.380 --> 00:18:12.450
  • with Jesus when you'rehaving an affair on Him.
  • 00:18:12.550 --> 00:18:16.954
  • Don't ever think you canconvince yourself of that.
  • 00:18:17.054 --> 00:18:20.358
  • But here's whatyou need to know.
  • 00:18:20.458 --> 00:18:22.360
  • You leave Him in the spirit.
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  • There's a leaving.
  • 00:18:25.329 --> 00:18:26.864
  • There's also a cleaving, anddo you know
  • 00:18:26.964 --> 00:18:29.167
  • what you join yourself to?
  • 00:18:29.267 --> 00:18:31.636
  • A demonic spirit.
  • 00:18:31.736 --> 00:18:35.406
  • I was speaking to a youthgroup one time,
  • 00:18:35.506 --> 00:18:37.175
  • and one of the young ladiessaid, and this was a young lady,
  • 00:18:37.275 --> 00:18:41.012
  • and we were talking, so we weretalking very honestly
  • 00:18:41.112 --> 00:18:42.880
  • and openly.
  • 00:18:42.980 --> 00:18:43.948
  • And she said, I'm a littleembarrassed to ask
  • 00:18:44.048 --> 00:18:45.216
  • this question, but I don't knowwhy, I don't understand.
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  • She said, if we're twoChristians and we're going
  • 00:18:49.320 --> 00:18:53.291
  • to get married anyway, welove the Lord,
  • 00:18:53.391 --> 00:18:56.827
  • and we're trying to finish ourdegrees first before
  • 00:18:56.928 --> 00:18:59.397
  • we get married, our parentshave told us, by the way.
  • 00:18:59.497 --> 00:19:02.333
  • By the way, we never toldour children that,
  • 00:19:02.433 --> 00:19:04.835
  • because we thought enteringmarriage pure was much better
  • 00:19:04.936 --> 00:19:07.738
  • than entering marriagewith a degree.
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  • Personally.
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  • And we told our kids,because most people say,
  • 00:19:14.345 --> 00:19:15.746
  • we won't pay for it.
  • 00:19:15.846 --> 00:19:16.948
  • We've told our kids, and theones that married into our
  • 00:19:17.048 --> 00:19:19.984
  • family, we'll payfor your education.
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  • We'll keep paying for it.
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  • Because we know there'sa strong desire.
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  • If you think you can gotwo or three years
  • 00:19:27.825 --> 00:19:29.427
  • and not fulfill that strongdesire, I doubt it.
  • 00:19:29.527 --> 00:19:33.497
  • You're a lot stronger thanI am, I can guarantee you.
  • 00:19:33.598 --> 00:19:36.234
  • So we told them, you getmarried and then we'll take
  • 00:19:36.334 --> 00:19:38.836
  • care of the schooling.
  • 00:19:38.936 --> 00:19:39.737
  • All right.
  • 00:19:39.837 --> 00:19:40.938
  • So, in order though tohave, she asked this question.
  • 00:19:41.038 --> 00:19:44.442
  • If we really love each otherand we're going to get married
  • 00:19:44.542 --> 00:19:46.344
  • anyway, what difference does apiece of paper make?
  • 00:19:46.444 --> 00:19:49.280
  • I said, none.
  • 00:19:49.380 --> 00:19:51.082
  • None, zero.
  • 00:19:51.182 --> 00:19:52.283
  • The piece of papermakes no difference.
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  • That's not whatmakes the difference.
  • 00:19:55.953 --> 00:19:57.088
  • It's the blessing of God.
  • 00:19:57.188 --> 00:19:58.923
  • It's the principleof God's Word.
  • 00:19:59.023 --> 00:20:00.825
  • So I said, but let meexplain to you why,
  • 00:20:00.925 --> 00:20:03.427
  • and I said to her, I said,I want to explain.
  • 00:20:03.527 --> 00:20:05.196
  • This is your boyfriendsitting beside you, right?
  • 00:20:05.296 --> 00:20:06.697
  • Right.
  • 00:20:06.797 --> 00:20:07.298
  • Yep.
  • 00:20:07.398 --> 00:20:07.898
  • You love each other?
  • 00:20:07.999 --> 00:20:08.466
  • Yep.
  • 00:20:08.566 --> 00:20:09.400
  • You're asking a reallyhonest question.
  • 00:20:09.500 --> 00:20:10.568
  • I'm glad, but I want to tellyou how you will ruin
  • 00:20:10.668 --> 00:20:12.603
  • your message if you give himwhat he wants right now,
  • 00:20:12.703 --> 00:20:14.205
  • and he wants it, I just know.
  • 00:20:14.305 --> 00:20:18.542
  • But I'm going to tell you,young lady, how you will destroy
  • 00:20:18.643 --> 00:20:20.811
  • your marriage if you give it tohim before marriage.
  • 00:20:20.911 --> 00:20:24.548
  • In order to have premarital sex,you have to sneak around
  • 00:20:24.649 --> 00:20:28.085
  • to do it.
  • 00:20:28.185 --> 00:20:29.820
  • You don't just say, thisis what I told this youth group.
  • 00:20:29.920 --> 00:20:31.889
  • You don't say, your parentssay, where are you all
  • 00:20:31.989 --> 00:20:33.424
  • going tonight?
  • 00:20:33.524 --> 00:20:34.125
  • Going to have sex!
  • 00:20:34.225 --> 00:20:35.092
  • Great, have a good time!
  • 00:20:35.192 --> 00:20:39.096
  • You have to lie.
  • 00:20:39.196 --> 00:20:41.532
  • We went to Suzie'shouse, we went bowling.
  • 00:20:41.632 --> 00:20:43.434
  • You have to lie.
  • 00:20:43.534 --> 00:20:45.036
  • You have to be deceptive.
  • 00:20:45.136 --> 00:20:46.304
  • You start developing ahabit, and lots of habits
  • 00:20:46.404 --> 00:20:48.839
  • that you shouldn't developand God never intended
  • 00:20:48.939 --> 00:20:50.174
  • you to develop.
  • 00:20:50.274 --> 00:20:51.375
  • And, you have to sneakaround to do it.
  • 00:20:51.475 --> 00:20:53.377
  • So, you actually developan appetite that God
  • 00:20:53.477 --> 00:20:57.214
  • never intended you to develop.
  • 00:20:57.315 --> 00:20:58.849
  • Listen to theappetite you develop.
  • 00:20:58.949 --> 00:21:00.084
  • You develop an appetitefor sneaking around sex.
  • 00:21:00.184 --> 00:21:04.155
  • And He never intendedyou to develop that.
  • 00:21:04.255 --> 00:21:06.290
  • So, you develop an appetitefor sneaking around sex,
  • 00:21:06.390 --> 00:21:10.161
  • but then you get married,and guess what happens?
  • 00:21:10.261 --> 00:21:14.699
  • You don't have to sneakaround anymore,
  • 00:21:14.799 --> 00:21:16.100
  • until you have kids.
  • 00:21:16.200 --> 00:21:17.201
  • But, you don't have tosneak around anymore.
  • 00:21:17.301 --> 00:21:20.938
  • You don't haveto sneak around.
  • 00:21:21.038 --> 00:21:25.343
  • This is why, and I said tothis young lady, this is why,
  • 00:21:25.443 --> 00:21:28.646
  • if you develop this appetite inhim, once you get married,
  • 00:21:28.746 --> 00:21:31.015
  • you'll neverbe able to satisfy it.
  • 00:21:31.115 --> 00:21:34.952
  • And this is why he'll starttalking to an administrative
  • 00:21:35.052 --> 00:21:37.955
  • assistant or a co-worker atthe office, and this is why
  • 00:21:38.055 --> 00:21:42.793
  • you might actually startdeveloping some emotional
  • 00:21:42.893 --> 00:21:45.796
  • feelings toward someone,because he listens to you.
  • 00:21:45.896 --> 00:21:51.168
  • But let's just takeit with the man.
  • 00:21:51.268 --> 00:21:52.436
  • He'll begin talking withsomeone and flirting,
  • 00:21:52.536 --> 00:21:54.839
  • and you know what he's doing?
  • 00:21:54.939 --> 00:21:57.308
  • He's sneaking around.
  • 00:21:57.408 --> 00:21:58.943
  • He's not even doing anythingin the physical yet,
  • 00:21:59.043 --> 00:22:00.678
  • but maybe some texts, or maybean internet chat room
  • 00:22:00.778 --> 00:22:02.980
  • or something, and he'llstart flirting around.
  • 00:22:03.080 --> 00:22:05.483
  • He'll start fuelingthat appetite,
  • 00:22:05.583 --> 00:22:08.519
  • satisfying this appetite thatyou, young lady, created in him,
  • 00:22:08.619 --> 00:22:15.159
  • but God said don't do this,and He had a reason.
  • 00:22:15.259 --> 00:22:19.630
  • And so, pretty soon he'll beginto think that he loves her,
  • 00:22:19.730 --> 00:22:23.234
  • and not you, because he feelsthe same way now when
  • 00:22:23.334 --> 00:22:26.103
  • he's with her as he used tofeel when he was with you,
  • 00:22:26.203 --> 00:22:31.075
  • before you got married.
  • 00:22:31.175 --> 00:22:33.310
  • Now, listen how unbelievablyfoolish Satan is to get us
  • 00:22:33.411 --> 00:22:36.981
  • to believe this, becausehere's what'll happen.
  • 00:22:37.081 --> 00:22:39.216
  • Then he'll divorce you, andmarry her,
  • 00:22:39.316 --> 00:22:42.386
  • and guess what happens?
  • 00:22:42.486 --> 00:22:46.257
  • He doesn't have tosneak around anymore.
  • 00:22:46.357 --> 00:22:51.061
  • So, he doesn't feel now thesame way with her
  • 00:22:51.162 --> 00:22:53.264
  • that he used to feel before.
  • 00:22:53.364 --> 00:22:55.399
  • This is literally why somepeople say we'd rather just
  • 00:22:55.499 --> 00:22:57.268
  • live together than getmarried, because when you
  • 00:22:57.368 --> 00:22:59.370
  • get married, it ruins it.
  • 00:22:59.470 --> 00:23:01.405
  • Because they know, deep downin their hearts,
  • 00:23:01.505 --> 00:23:03.240
  • even if they don't know theBible, that they're doing
  • 00:23:03.340 --> 00:23:04.708
  • something wrong.
  • 00:23:04.809 --> 00:23:09.146
  • This is why some people havebeen married three,
  • 00:23:09.246 --> 00:23:10.848
  • and four, and five, and sixtimes, because they created
  • 00:23:10.948 --> 00:23:15.286
  • an appetite thatcannot be satisfied.
  • 00:23:15.386 --> 00:23:19.824
  • It can't be satisfied.
  • 00:23:19.924 --> 00:23:22.059
  • So, what do you do?
  • 00:23:22.159 --> 00:23:25.296
  • What do you do if you hadpremarital sex,
  • 00:23:25.396 --> 00:23:28.265
  • or you have had sex after yougot married with someone else?
  • 00:23:28.365 --> 00:23:32.336
  • You repent.
  • 00:23:32.436 --> 00:23:34.138
  • You confess and repent.
  • 00:23:34.238 --> 00:23:36.106
  • You bring it outin the light.
  • 00:23:36.207 --> 00:23:37.041
  • You say, why confess it?
  • 00:23:37.141 --> 00:23:38.742
  • Because Satan worksin the darkness.
  • 00:23:38.843 --> 00:23:41.212
  • And every time I preach amessage like this,
  • 00:23:41.312 --> 00:23:43.214
  • we have many confessions.
  • 00:23:43.314 --> 00:23:45.082
  • You say, does thatbother you, Pastor?
  • 00:23:45.182 --> 00:23:46.417
  • No, because I know, I canjust tell you, let me tell you
  • 00:23:46.517 --> 00:23:49.487
  • who falls in this area.
  • 00:23:49.587 --> 00:23:51.155
  • Humans.
  • 00:23:51.255 --> 00:23:53.557
  • And I pastor humans.
  • 00:23:53.657 --> 00:23:56.527
  • So, it doesn't bother me that wehave many confessions,
  • 00:23:56.627 --> 00:23:58.496
  • because it actually excites mewe can finally get it out
  • 00:23:58.596 --> 00:24:00.865
  • of the darkness into the light.
  • 00:24:00.965 --> 00:24:04.134
  • So, we may have someconfessions this week.
  • 00:24:04.235 --> 00:24:06.070
  • We'll help you.
  • 00:24:06.170 --> 00:24:07.872
  • We'll help you.
  • 00:24:07.972 --> 00:24:09.139
  • But, to the offended party,please let me say something.
  • 00:24:09.240 --> 00:24:13.878
  • It may be very tough to hearit, but you're on the first step
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  • to God doing something very,very wonderful in your life,
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  • very wonderful.
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  • Please, please understand,if you violate this commandment,
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  • you will not have an intimaterelationship with your spouse
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  • that God intended,
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  • and you will not be allowedan intimate relationship
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  • with the Lord.
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  • God gave us these TenCommandments as ten principles,
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  • and each principle allows us tohave a deeper relationship
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  • with God, and a deeperrelationship with someone else.
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  • In the same way, theprinciple of intimacy allows us
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  • to have intimacy with Godand intimacy with others,
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  • and especially our spouse.
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  • So I want to encourage you, ifyou've messed up in this area,
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  • turn back to the Lord.
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  • Let the Lord restore thatintimacy with Himself
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  • and with others.
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  • Hey, thanks somuch for watching.
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  • I want to encourage you towatch next time,
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  • because I'm going to continuethis series,
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  • "Relationship ThroughGod's Top Ten".
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  • ANNOUNCER: Thank you for joiningus for today's program
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  • as Pastor Robert shares amessage from his series
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  • "Relationship".
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  • God really loves you and wantsto have a closer relationship
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  • with you, however, when we thinkof the ten commandments,
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  • many of us think of a list ofrules telling us what not to do.
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  • But the truth is, God designedthe ten commandments as a way
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  • for us to have a relationshipwith Him.
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  • You are so valuable to God,and His plan for your life
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  • has always been for you tothrive in your relationship
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  • with Him, and in therelationships with people
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  • around you.
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  • In fact, relationship with youhas always been,
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  • and always will be His numberone priority.
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  • Throughout this in-depthteaching series, Pastor Robert
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  • will walk you through the tencommandments,
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  • and help you discover how eachcommandment is actually
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  • a principle that draws us into adeeper relationship with Him.
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  • As you find relationship throughGod's top ten,
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  • your relationship with the Lordwill begin to grow to new
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  • depths, and you'll learn moreabout His heart
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  • in designing these principleswith you in mind.
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  • As our way of saying thank youfor your gift of any amount
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  • today, we'll send you thisteaching series on CD
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  • or as a digital download.
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  • And for your gift of $55 ormore, we'll send you
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  • the Relationship series on bothCD and DVD.
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  • Call us or visit us online todayat PastorRobert.com
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  • to request this series.
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  • When you contact us, be sure toshare your prayer needs
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  • and praise reports with us.
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  • Thank you for your continuedgenerous support
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  • of Pastor Robert Morrisministries.
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  • ♪ ♪
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  • ANNOUNCER: You feel it.
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  • Inside you beats aheart for ministry.
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  • A sense that you're calledto serve God in a greater way.
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  • But perhaps, you feel stuck,not knowing how to get
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  • from where you are to thatenvisioned place.
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  • Let The King's University Onlinebe the bridge to your calling.
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  • Under the stewardshipof Gateway Church,
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  • TKU is equipping Christ-likeservant leaders
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  • through the powerof the Holy Spirit.
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  • Imagine what could happenif you took the first step.
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