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Praise the Lord

Watch Praise the Lord
January 29, 2016
1:27:00

Dwight Thompson hosts Dr. O. S. Hawkins and Dr. Ed King and music by Daron Farmer

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Praise the Lord

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  • - male announcer: From coast
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  • to coast, and around the world,
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  • it's time to praise the Lord!
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  • Praise the Lord
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  • let every nation rejoice!
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  • Praise the Lord
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  • with one mighty voice!
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  • - announcer: "Praise the Lord"
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  • covers the major
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  • Christian events in America
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  • and across the world,
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  • from the heart of Europe...
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  • To the tip of Africa...
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  • Praise the Lord
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  • Praise the Lord
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  • - announcer: From the centers
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  • of Asia...
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  • Gloria a Dios
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  • - announcer: Welcome to
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  • the number one Christian network
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  • in all the world.
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  • Joining us from
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  • the International Production
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  • Center in Dallas, Texas,
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  • are President of
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  • GuideStone Financial Resources,
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  • Dr. O.S. Hawkins;
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  • Pastor of Redemption Church
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  • in Knoxville, Tennessee,
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  • Dr. Ed King;
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  • ministering in music,
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  • Daron Farmer.
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  • Ready to take your calls,
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  • prayer partners
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  • [music]
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  • Praise the Lord
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  • let every nation rejoice!
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  • Praise the Lord
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  • with one mighty voice!
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  • Praise the Lord!
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  • Praise the Lord!
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  • Praise...
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  • - announcer: Now your host,
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  • international evangelist,
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  • [audience applauding]
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  • - Dwight Thompson: Well,
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  • let me ask you tonight,
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  • are there any saved people
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  • in the house tonight?
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  • [audience responding]
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  • You know, born again
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  • Christians ought to be
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  • the happiest people
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  • on the face of the earth.
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  • Not the night-club grain,
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  • not the people that have to
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  • go out there and find life,
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  • but the ones that have
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  • experienced life everlasting.
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  • Like Jesus said to the woman at
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  • the well, "Drink from this well
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  • and you'll thirst again."
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  • We've all been there,
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  • haven't we?
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  • But then he said, "You--
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  • the water that I give you
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  • shall be in you, a well of
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  • living water springing up
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  • unto life everlasting."
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  • What we offer tonight,
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  • originating right here from
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  • the great Metroplex in
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  • the Dallas/Fort Worth area,
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  • Trinity Broadcasting Network,
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  • the most powerful network
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  • in the entire world.
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  • guaranteed when you come to
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  • Jesus Christ your search
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  • is over.
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  • have found it everlasting,
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  • through Jesus Christ,
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  • the Son of the living God.
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  • Let's give the Lord
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  • a clap offering,
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  • everybody here tonight.
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  • Well, we wanna get that program
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  • started right now without delay.
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  • That young man right over there,
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  • he's Daron Farmer.
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  • He is a powerhouse singer
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  • and preacher.
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  • And he pastors in Waco, Texas.
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  • It's a church where they still
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  • believe in the power of God and
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  • the power of the Holy Spirit.
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  • And he is an anointed singer
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  • of the gospel.
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  • So I want us all to put our
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  • hands together and get ready
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  • to pat your feet a little bit
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  • 'cause the song says,
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  • Your Body Down."
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  • Daron Farmer, give him
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  • a big hand.
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  • - Daron Farmer: Amen.
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  • How many's glad you're alive
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  • today?
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  • Amen.
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  • [music]
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  • Mmm, yeah-ah-ah.
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  • See, there ain't no grave
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  • gonna hold this body down.
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  • No, no.
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  • You know, there ain't
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  • no grave, no, no,
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  • gonna hold this body down.
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  • When I hear that trumpet
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  • sound, oh, oh, yeah,
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  • we're gonna get up out
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  • of the ground 'cause there
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  • ain't no grave, no, no, no,
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  • gonna hold this body down.
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  • You believe that tonight?
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  • Listen, he said--
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  • Go down yonder, Gabriel.
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  • Place your foot on
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  • the land and see.
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  • Oh, but don't you blow
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  • your trumpet and 'cause
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  • you hear from me.
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  • Cry, "Meet me, meet me,
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  • Jesus.
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  • Try to meet me in
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  • the middle of the air."
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  • We're gonna rise
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  • to meet my Lord.
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  • We're gonna say goodbye
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  • down here 'cause there
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  • ain't no grave, no-oh,
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  • gonna hold my body down, no
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  • Said there ain't no grave,
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  • no, gonna hold this
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  • body down, yeah.
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  • See, when I hear that
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  • trumpet sound, oh, oh, oh,
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  • yeah, church, we're gonna
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  • get up out of the ground
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  • 'cause there ain't no grave,
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  • no-oh-oh,
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  • I like this here, listen.
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  • Well, I looked
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  • way over Jordan.
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  • Said, what do you think
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  • I see?
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  • I saw a band of holy angels.
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  • Church, they're coming
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  • for you and me.
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  • I cried, "Meet me,
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  • meet me, Jesus.
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  • C'mon, meet me in
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  • the middle of the air."
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  • We're gonna rise to meet
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  • our Lord.
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  • here 'cause there ain't
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  • no grave, no, no, no, no,
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  • gonna hold my body down, no.
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  • Church, there ain't no
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  • grave, yeah, gonna hold
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  • this body down, no.
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  • Said, when I hear that
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  • trumpet sound, oh, oh, oh,
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  • yeah, whoa, we're gonna get
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  • up out of the ground 'cause
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  • there ain't no grave,
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  • no, no, no,
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  • gonna hold this body down.
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  • All right, let's take
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  • it back to Sunday school.
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  • You ready?
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  • I said, some glad morning
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  • when this life is over,
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  • you and I, we're gonna
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  • fly away in the morning.
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  • When I die, hallelujah,
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  • by and by, oh, you and I,
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  • we're gonna fly away.
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  • C'mon, you know it,
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  • I hope.
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  • I fly away, oh glory.
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  • It may be morning,
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  • night, or noon.
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  • But I'm gonna fly away.
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  • When I die, hallelujah,
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  • by and by, oh, you and I,
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  • we're gonna fly away.
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  • Somebody, help me sing,
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  • yeah!
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  • Gonna fly away
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  • in the morning.
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  • May be morning, night,
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  • or noon.
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  • But I'm gonna fly away,
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  • yeah.
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  • Live or die, hallelujah,
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  • by and by, oh,
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  • I'm gonna fly away, yeah.
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  • Don't you know today
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  • we're gonna fly away, yeah.
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  • May be morning, night,
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  • or noon.
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  • Someday, he's gonna split
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  • the eastern sky and you and
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  • I we're gonna fly away,
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  • yeah, yeah.
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  • C'mon, give him praise.
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  • - announcer: In this new year,
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  • from the Book of James,
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  • - Dwight: Well, we have
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  • the author of that book
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  • right here with us right now.
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  • Let's see, it's been
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  • "The Jesus Code," I mean,
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  • "Joshua Code" first.
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  • - O.S. Hawkins: Right.
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  • - Dwight: And then?
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  • - O.S.: Jesus.
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  • - Dwight: And now James.
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  • - O.S.: Yeah.
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  • - Dwight: And this is the man
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  • that wrote them all.
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  • And I want you to give it up for
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  • Dr. O.S. Hawkins.
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  • - O.S.: Thank you, Dwight.
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  • - Dwight: Praise the Lord.
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  • Executive Officer at Guidestone
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  • Financial Resources of
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  • the Southern Baptist Convention.
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  • His new book is entitled
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  • TBN's love gift of the month
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  • and you've got to get it.
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  • Let me just say something else.
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  • of the gospel of
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  • the Lord Jesus Christ.
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  • Let's tell him one more time,
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  • Dr. O.S. Hawkins,
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  • welcome to "Praise The Lord."
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  • - O.S.: Thank you, Dwight.
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  • - Dwight: Always good to have
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  • you.
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  • - O.S.: Thank you, buddy.
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  • Good to be with you, always.
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  • - Dwight: I always look forward
  • 00:10:24.240 --> 00:10:25.160
  • to when I know I'm gonna get
  • 00:10:25.160 --> 00:10:26.210
  • the chance to have you on this
  • 00:10:26.210 --> 00:10:27.170
  • program.
  • 00:10:27.170 --> 00:10:28.110
  • - O.S.: Well, I always look
  • 00:10:28.110 --> 00:10:29.010
  • forward when you're hosting.
  • 00:10:29.010 --> 00:10:30.060
  • - Dwight: Well, I asked you
  • 00:10:30.060 --> 00:10:31.140
  • a while ago, I said,
  • 00:10:31.140 --> 00:10:32.050
  • "Did you sing, 'I'll Fly Away'
  • 00:10:32.050 --> 00:10:33.260
  • in the Baptist church?"
  • 00:10:33.260 --> 00:10:34.240
  • And you said--
  • 00:10:34.240 --> 00:10:35.180
  • - O.S.: You know,
  • 00:10:35.180 --> 00:10:36.120
  • Dr. W.A. Criswell who, for 50
  • 00:10:36.120 --> 00:10:38.070
  • years, was Pastor of the First
  • 00:10:38.070 --> 00:10:39.130
  • Baptist Church in Dallas where I
  • 00:10:39.130 --> 00:10:41.260
  • succeeded him as Pastor, that
  • 00:10:41.260 --> 00:10:43.240
  • was his favorite song,
  • 00:10:43.240 --> 00:10:45.240
  • "I'll Fly Away."
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  • - Dwight: Ha,
  • 00:10:47.130 --> 00:10:48.120
  • and I believe it too.
  • 00:10:48.120 --> 00:10:49.160
  • - O.S.: Yeah, and he did.
  • 00:10:49.160 --> 00:10:50.060
  • He flew right on to heaven and I
  • 00:10:50.060 --> 00:10:51.160
  • was privileged to preach his
  • 00:10:51.160 --> 00:10:52.210
  • funeral.
  • 00:10:52.210 --> 00:10:53.140
  • - Dwight: Oh, how about that.
  • 00:10:53.140 --> 00:10:54.180
  • Well, listen.
  • 00:10:54.180 --> 00:10:56.030
  • I want you to take us on "The
  • 00:10:56.030 --> 00:10:57.260
  • James Code," whatever the Lord's
  • 00:10:57.260 --> 00:10:59.140
  • placed on your heart out of that
  • 00:10:59.140 --> 00:11:00.240
  • book because I really mean this
  • 00:11:00.240 --> 00:11:02.030
  • from my heart.
  • 00:11:02.030 --> 00:11:03.130
  • "Joshua Code," "Jesus Code,"
  • 00:11:03.130 --> 00:11:04.290
  • "James Code."
  • 00:11:04.290 --> 00:11:06.010
  • These are books inspired of the
  • 00:11:06.010 --> 00:11:07.160
  • Holy Spirit through the pen of
  • 00:11:07.160 --> 00:11:10.100
  • Dr. O.S. Hawkins.
  • 00:11:10.100 --> 00:11:11.250
  • And I mean, every page is
  • 00:11:11.250 --> 00:11:14.040
  • a message within itself.
  • 00:11:14.040 --> 00:11:15.250
  • Every one of 'em stands alone on
  • 00:11:15.250 --> 00:11:17.130
  • their own.
  • 00:11:17.130 --> 00:11:18.170
  • And it is inspiring, it is
  • 00:11:18.170 --> 00:11:20.290
  • informative.
  • 00:11:20.290 --> 00:11:21.290
  • It has instruction.
  • 00:11:21.290 --> 00:11:23.070
  • And it'll bless you too, by the
  • 00:11:23.070 --> 00:11:24.110
  • way.
  • 00:11:24.110 --> 00:11:25.110
  • So let's talk about it, Doctor.
  • 00:11:25.110 --> 00:11:27.070
  • - O.S.: Okay, well, they're
  • 00:11:27.070 --> 00:11:27.270
  • devotional books.
  • 00:11:27.270 --> 00:11:29.080
  • three relationships in life.
  • 00:11:31.110 --> 00:11:32.240
  • When you really boil it down
  • 00:11:32.240 --> 00:11:34.000
  • to it, we only have
  • 00:11:34.000 --> 00:11:35.130
  • three relationships.
  • 00:11:35.130 --> 00:11:36.130
  • We have relationship with each
  • 00:11:38.150 --> 00:11:39.140
  • other at home, at the office,
  • 00:11:39.140 --> 00:11:40.260
  • in the social arena.
  • 00:11:40.260 --> 00:11:42.180
  • We're made to connect
  • 00:11:42.180 --> 00:11:43.280
  • with one another,
  • 00:11:43.280 --> 00:11:44.290
  • interpersonal relationships.
  • 00:11:44.290 --> 00:11:46.010
  • We have an inward expression.
  • 00:11:46.010 --> 00:11:47.060
  • That's the relationship we have
  • 00:11:47.060 --> 00:11:48.150
  • with ourselves.
  • 00:11:48.150 --> 00:11:49.110
  • Some people call it self-worth,
  • 00:11:49.110 --> 00:11:50.240
  • self-respect.
  • 00:11:50.240 --> 00:11:52.010
  • But, you know, often what
  • 00:11:52.010 --> 00:11:53.130
  • happens in our relationships
  • 00:11:53.130 --> 00:11:55.050
  • that go bad outwardly is because
  • 00:11:55.050 --> 00:11:57.110
  • we're really just projecting
  • 00:11:57.110 --> 00:11:59.040
  • something's going on in us.
  • 00:11:59.040 --> 00:12:00.210
  • I'm angry and I go home to my
  • 00:12:00.210 --> 00:12:02.140
  • wife and I throw it off on her
  • 00:12:02.140 --> 00:12:03.280
  • if I'm not careful.
  • 00:12:03.280 --> 00:12:05.130
  • But there's one other
  • 00:12:05.130 --> 00:12:06.160
  • relationship we have and this is
  • 00:12:06.160 --> 00:12:08.030
  • an awesome thought.
  • 00:12:08.030 --> 00:12:09.160
  • And sometimes, we're so close to
  • 00:12:09.160 --> 00:12:10.170
  • it in the church that we forget
  • 00:12:10.170 --> 00:12:12.230
  • how awesome it is.
  • 00:12:12.230 --> 00:12:14.020
  • And that is that we not only
  • 00:12:14.020 --> 00:12:15.180
  • have the ability to have an
  • 00:12:15.180 --> 00:12:16.210
  • outward relationship and an
  • 00:12:16.210 --> 00:12:18.000
  • inward relationship, but we have
  • 00:12:18.000 --> 00:12:20.050
  • the capacity--this is what
  • 00:12:20.050 --> 00:12:22.030
  • distinguishes us from all the
  • 00:12:22.030 --> 00:12:23.070
  • other created order.
  • 00:12:23.070 --> 00:12:24.270
  • We have the capacity to enter in
  • 00:12:24.270 --> 00:12:26.230
  • an upward relationship with God
  • 00:12:26.230 --> 00:12:28.200
  • and know him in the intimacy of
  • 00:12:28.200 --> 00:12:30.140
  • Father and child through
  • 00:12:30.140 --> 00:12:31.250
  • Jesus Christ.
  • 00:12:31.250 --> 00:12:32.260
  • So the bottom line, we're never
  • 00:12:32.260 --> 00:12:34.280
  • properly related to each other
  • 00:12:34.280 --> 00:12:37.170
  • 'til we're properly related to
  • 00:12:37.170 --> 00:12:38.120
  • ourselves.
  • 00:12:38.120 --> 00:12:39.140
  • And that never happens until we
  • 00:12:39.140 --> 00:12:41.060
  • understand and discover how
  • 00:12:41.060 --> 00:12:43.120
  • indescribably valuable we are to
  • 00:12:43.120 --> 00:12:45.290
  • God, come into a relationship
  • 00:12:45.290 --> 00:12:47.140
  • with Jesus Christ, found our
  • 00:12:47.140 --> 00:12:48.210
  • self-worth in him, that's what
  • 00:12:48.210 --> 00:12:50.070
  • Paul said to the Colossians,
  • 00:12:50.070 --> 00:12:52.060
  • "Christ in me is the hope of
  • 00:12:52.060 --> 00:12:53.150
  • glory," and let that translate
  • 00:12:53.150 --> 00:12:55.150
  • to other people.
  • 00:12:55.150 --> 00:12:56.200
  • - Dwight: And if I could
  • 00:12:56.200 --> 00:12:57.090
  • interrupt in this.
  • 00:12:57.090 --> 00:12:58.080
  • It's stronger than the blood
  • 00:12:58.080 --> 00:13:00.290
  • tie, often, to family members.
  • 00:13:00.290 --> 00:13:03.150
  • - O.S.: Yeah, I'm closer
  • 00:13:03.150 --> 00:13:04.200
  • related to you through the blood
  • 00:13:04.200 --> 00:13:07.200
  • of Jesus Christ as a brother in
  • 00:13:07.200 --> 00:13:09.110
  • Christ than our own lost blood
  • 00:13:09.110 --> 00:13:10.230
  • relatives who don't know Christ
  • 00:13:10.230 --> 00:13:12.160
  • because the true brotherhood of
  • 00:13:12.160 --> 00:13:14.040
  • man is in the family of God.
  • 00:13:14.040 --> 00:13:16.100
  • So that's what these three books
  • 00:13:16.100 --> 00:13:17.120
  • are about.
  • 00:13:17.120 --> 00:13:18.070
  • The first one was "The Joshua
  • 00:13:18.070 --> 00:13:19.110
  • Code."
  • 00:13:19.110 --> 00:13:20.140
  • And they're devotional books
  • 00:13:20.140 --> 00:13:21.220
  • that take you through a
  • 00:13:21.220 --> 00:13:22.190
  • year-long devotion.
  • 00:13:22.190 --> 00:13:24.030
  • And the secret's in the
  • 00:13:24.030 --> 00:13:25.100
  • subtitles.
  • 00:13:25.100 --> 00:13:26.110
  • "The Joshua Code" was "52
  • 00:13:26.110 --> 00:13:28.140
  • Scripture Verses Every Believer
  • 00:13:28.140 --> 00:13:30.040
  • Should Know."
  • 00:13:30.040 --> 00:13:31.050
  • You know, I believe there are 52
  • 00:13:31.050 --> 00:13:32.020
  • verses in the Bible that every
  • 00:13:32.020 --> 00:13:34.060
  • believer ought to know and
  • 00:13:34.060 --> 00:13:35.200
  • memorize.
  • 00:13:35.200 --> 00:13:36.200
  • And you take one a week and
  • 00:13:36.200 --> 00:13:39.010
  • they're devotional thoughts
  • 00:13:39.010 --> 00:13:40.000
  • here.
  • 00:13:40.000 --> 00:13:40.250
  • That's the upward expression.
  • 00:13:40.250 --> 00:13:41.190
  • You know, it's not about getting
  • 00:13:41.190 --> 00:13:42.180
  • into the Word of God.
  • 00:13:42.180 --> 00:13:43.190
  • We're always talking about
  • 00:13:43.190 --> 00:13:44.250
  • getting people into the Word of
  • 00:13:44.250 --> 00:13:45.240
  • God.
  • 00:13:45.240 --> 00:13:46.180
  • That's not what it's about.
  • 00:13:46.180 --> 00:13:47.080
  • It's about getting the Word into
  • 00:13:47.080 --> 00:13:48.060
  • us.
  • 00:13:48.060 --> 00:13:49.160
  • And so that's what "The Joshua
  • 00:13:49.160 --> 00:13:50.160
  • Code" is about, these 52 verses
  • 00:13:50.160 --> 00:13:52.290
  • that every believer ought to
  • 00:13:52.290 --> 00:13:54.070
  • know.
  • 00:13:54.070 --> 00:13:55.010
  • Then "The Jesus Code" is about
  • 00:13:55.010 --> 00:13:56.130
  • the inward expression.
  • 00:13:56.130 --> 00:13:57.230
  • You know, the Bible says that
  • 00:13:57.230 --> 00:13:58.260
  • every one of us ought to give
  • 00:13:58.260 --> 00:14:00.110
  • an account for the hope
  • 00:14:00.110 --> 00:14:01.140
  • that's within us.
  • 00:14:01.140 --> 00:14:03.040
  • And "The Jesus Code" is "52
  • 00:14:03.040 --> 00:14:05.110
  • Scripture Questions Every
  • 00:14:05.110 --> 00:14:07.240
  • Believer Ought to Answer."
  • 00:14:07.240 --> 00:14:10.100
  • I believe before we get to
  • 00:14:10.100 --> 00:14:11.060
  • heaven there are 52 questions
  • 00:14:11.060 --> 00:14:13.110
  • that folks listening right now
  • 00:14:13.110 --> 00:14:14.280
  • to us on television or in the
  • 00:14:14.280 --> 00:14:16.190
  • audience, there are 52 questions
  • 00:14:16.190 --> 00:14:18.110
  • asked in the Bible that every
  • 00:14:18.110 --> 00:14:20.180
  • one of us ought to be able to
  • 00:14:20.180 --> 00:14:21.240
  • give an answer for.
  • 00:14:21.240 --> 00:14:22.270
  • And that's what "The Jesus Code"
  • 00:14:22.270 --> 00:14:24.090
  • is, walks you through it.
  • 00:14:24.090 --> 00:14:25.260
  • - Dwight: Give us one of 'em.
  • 00:14:25.260 --> 00:14:26.210
  • - O.S.: Job asked, "If a man
  • 00:14:26.210 --> 00:14:28.240
  • dies, will he live again?"
  • 00:14:28.240 --> 00:14:30.110
  • Jesus asked, "Who do you say
  • 00:14:30.110 --> 00:14:31.250
  • that I am?"
  • 00:14:31.250 --> 00:14:33.110
  • That's the question of our time.
  • 00:14:33.110 --> 00:14:34.210
  • "Who do you say that I am?"
  • 00:14:34.210 --> 00:14:36.060
  • - Dwight: That's the big one.
  • 00:14:36.060 --> 00:14:37.040
  • - O.S.: Yeah, that's the big
  • 00:14:37.040 --> 00:14:38.030
  • one.
  • 00:14:38.030 --> 00:14:38.230
  • So, and then "The James Code" is
  • 00:14:38.230 --> 00:14:40.050
  • this outward expression.
  • 00:14:40.050 --> 00:14:41.200
  • for Putting Your Faith into
  • 00:14:45.150 --> 00:14:47.000
  • Action."
  • 00:14:47.000 --> 00:14:48.060
  • The Book of James is one of the
  • 00:14:48.060 --> 00:14:49.250
  • most misunderstood books in all
  • 00:14:49.250 --> 00:14:51.030
  • the Bible.
  • 00:14:51.030 --> 00:14:52.050
  • - Dwight: Yeah, it is.
  • 00:14:52.050 --> 00:14:52.290
  • - O.S.: Because it's not about
  • 00:14:52.290 --> 00:14:54.130
  • faith and works and it's not
  • 00:14:54.130 --> 00:14:56.020
  • about faith or works.
  • 00:14:56.020 --> 00:14:58.050
  • It's about a faith that works,
  • 00:14:58.070 --> 00:15:01.090
  • that gets into action
  • 00:15:01.090 --> 00:15:02.220
  • at the point of our need.
  • 00:15:02.220 --> 00:15:04.240
  • And so that's what "The James
  • 00:15:04.240 --> 00:15:06.000
  • Code" is, how to really get this
  • 00:15:06.000 --> 00:15:08.080
  • faith, this hope that's within
  • 00:15:08.080 --> 00:15:09.260
  • us, and let it live out through
  • 00:15:09.260 --> 00:15:11.290
  • our lives in a triumphant,
  • 00:15:11.290 --> 00:15:14.030
  • Spirit-filled way so that we
  • 00:15:14.030 --> 00:15:16.040
  • touch the lives of other people
  • 00:15:16.040 --> 00:15:18.040
  • And there are so many--there are
  • 00:15:20.090 --> 00:15:21.070
  • all these themes that James
  • 00:15:21.070 --> 00:15:22.170
  • deals with.
  • 00:15:22.170 --> 00:15:23.160
  • In fact, I was on recently with
  • 00:15:23.160 --> 00:15:25.090
  • Matt and Laurie and we talked
  • 00:15:25.090 --> 00:15:26.220
  • about several of those but James
  • 00:15:26.220 --> 00:15:28.210
  • in chapter 5, for example,
  • 00:15:28.210 --> 00:15:30.240
  • has a great section
  • 00:15:30.240 --> 00:15:32.130
  • in there on prayer.
  • 00:15:32.130 --> 00:15:34.030
  • And, you know, I know there are
  • 00:15:34.030 --> 00:15:35.180
  • a lot of folks watching right
  • 00:15:35.180 --> 00:15:36.230
  • now that have somebody that
  • 00:15:36.230 --> 00:15:38.240
  • they're burdened about, somebody
  • 00:15:38.240 --> 00:15:40.210
  • they're praying for.
  • 00:15:40.210 --> 00:15:41.220
  • Maybe it's a wayward child or
  • 00:15:41.220 --> 00:15:43.040
  • a grandchild or a husband or
  • 00:15:43.040 --> 00:15:45.250
  • a wife, and the Bible says
  • 00:15:45.250 --> 00:15:47.290
  • verse 16, he said, "The
  • 00:15:51.030 --> 00:15:53.030
  • effectual--the effective fervent
  • 00:15:53.030 --> 00:15:55.100
  • prayer of a righteous person
  • 00:15:55.240 --> 00:15:58.240
  • avails much."
  • 00:15:58.240 --> 00:16:01.200
  • were so expressive in their
  • 00:16:03.290 --> 00:16:05.150
  • language.
  • 00:16:05.150 --> 00:16:06.080
  • For example, when we read the
  • 00:16:06.080 --> 00:16:08.050
  • word love in the New Testament
  • 00:16:08.050 --> 00:16:10.000
  • we, in English, have one word
  • 00:16:10.000 --> 00:16:11.270
  • for love.
  • 00:16:11.270 --> 00:16:12.290
  • I can say, "I love my wife," or
  • 00:16:12.290 --> 00:16:14.250
  • "I love hot dogs," or "I love
  • 00:16:14.250 --> 00:16:17.060
  • the dog," or "I love the Lord,"
  • 00:16:17.060 --> 00:16:19.040
  • and we have to use
  • 00:16:19.040 --> 00:16:19.290
  • the same word.
  • 00:16:19.290 --> 00:16:20.280
  • Well, they had three words
  • 00:16:20.280 --> 00:16:22.130
  • for love, as you know.
  • 00:16:22.130 --> 00:16:23.130
  • They had that highest expression
  • 00:16:23.130 --> 00:16:25.000
  • of love, God's love, agape.
  • 00:16:25.000 --> 00:16:27.010
  • Then they had that fondness,
  • 00:16:27.010 --> 00:16:28.210
  • that brotherly affection,
  • 00:16:28.210 --> 00:16:30.080
  • phileo, that--Philadelphia,
  • 00:16:30.080 --> 00:16:32.220
  • the city of brotherly love, that
  • 00:16:32.220 --> 00:16:34.140
  • fondness we have for each other.
  • 00:16:34.140 --> 00:16:35.250
  • And then there was that word
  • 00:16:35.250 --> 00:16:37.080
  • that we don't find in the New
  • 00:16:37.080 --> 00:16:38.130
  • Testament but it's in classical
  • 00:16:38.130 --> 00:16:39.280
  • Greek, that word eros that
  • 00:16:40.120 --> 00:16:43.120
  • we get our word erotic,
  • 00:16:43.120 --> 00:16:44.250
  • that fleshly love.
  • 00:16:44.250 --> 00:16:45.230
  • And so the same is true with
  • 00:16:45.230 --> 00:16:46.230
  • this word prayer.
  • 00:16:46.230 --> 00:16:47.190
  • When he says, "The effectual
  • 00:16:47.190 --> 00:16:48.170
  • fervent prayer of a righteous
  • 00:16:48.170 --> 00:16:50.220
  • man," he uses a word for prayer
  • 00:16:50.220 --> 00:16:52.250
  • there that's a beautiful word.
  • 00:16:52.250 --> 00:16:54.290
  • It's not a word that describes a
  • 00:16:55.070 --> 00:16:58.070
  • prayer that's ordering God to do
  • 00:16:58.070 --> 00:17:00.200
  • this or do that or that's
  • 00:17:00.200 --> 00:17:02.130
  • claiming this or claiming that.
  • 00:17:02.130 --> 00:17:04.020
  • It's a word that it means we're
  • 00:17:04.020 --> 00:17:06.150
  • humbly begging.
  • 00:17:06.150 --> 00:17:09.120
  • And the word picture is maybe a
  • 00:17:09.120 --> 00:17:11.050
  • hungry man that's in a line to
  • 00:17:11.050 --> 00:17:13.190
  • get food at a rescue mission
  • 00:17:13.190 --> 00:17:15.180
  • somewhere and he's standing in
  • 00:17:15.180 --> 00:17:17.020
  • that line.
  • 00:17:17.020 --> 00:17:17.270
  • Maybe he's got an old greasy
  • 00:17:17.270 --> 00:17:18.230
  • ball cap, just twisting it in
  • 00:17:18.230 --> 00:17:20.160
  • his hand with his head bowed,
  • 00:17:20.160 --> 00:17:22.140
  • and just humbly coming before
  • 00:17:22.140 --> 00:17:24.270
  • there to have some bread.
  • 00:17:26.080 --> 00:17:29.080
  • That's the idea he had when he
  • 00:17:29.080 --> 00:17:30.290
  • talked about "the effectual
  • 00:17:30.290 --> 00:17:32.280
  • fervent prayer of a righteous
  • 00:17:32.280 --> 00:17:34.180
  • person avails much."
  • 00:17:34.180 --> 00:17:37.010
  • So, you know, a lot of people
  • 00:17:37.010 --> 00:17:39.040
  • misunderstand this, Dwight,
  • 00:17:39.040 --> 00:17:40.130
  • because when we get to that word
  • 00:17:40.130 --> 00:17:41.230
  • "righteous man" or "righteous
  • 00:17:41.230 --> 00:17:43.080
  • person," really, is what it
  • 00:17:43.080 --> 00:17:44.180
  • leaves me out because, man, if
  • 00:17:46.280 --> 00:17:49.000
  • the 'effectual fervent prayer of
  • 00:17:49.000 --> 00:17:51.030
  • a righteous person avails much,'
  • 00:17:51.030 --> 00:17:52.220
  • I know me.
  • 00:17:52.220 --> 00:17:54.070
  • And I don't consider myself
  • 00:17:54.070 --> 00:17:56.290
  • too righteous.
  • 00:17:56.290 --> 00:17:58.050
  • That leaves me out."
  • 00:17:58.050 --> 00:17:59.020
  • But in the next verse he,
  • 00:17:59.020 --> 00:18:00.140
  • "Elijah was a man of
  • 00:18:03.020 --> 00:18:04.190
  • the same nature as you."
  • 00:18:04.190 --> 00:18:06.070
  • So what he's saying is,
  • 00:18:06.070 --> 00:18:07.270
  • "Look, you're no different
  • 00:18:07.270 --> 00:18:08.260
  • from anybody else."
  • 00:18:08.260 --> 00:18:10.080
  • Elijah, we think of him as
  • 00:18:10.080 --> 00:18:11.070
  • a great man of God.
  • 00:18:11.070 --> 00:18:12.110
  • And he was, but he had courage
  • 00:18:12.110 --> 00:18:14.180
  • one day and he had cowardice
  • 00:18:14.180 --> 00:18:15.290
  • the next day.
  • 00:18:15.290 --> 00:18:16.290
  • He was on Mount Carmel one day
  • 00:18:16.290 --> 00:18:18.180
  • and the next day we find him
  • 00:18:18.180 --> 00:18:19.240
  • under a juniper tree
  • 00:18:19.240 --> 00:18:20.260
  • contemplating suicide.
  • 00:18:20.260 --> 00:18:22.200
  • I mean, he was just like us.
  • 00:18:22.200 --> 00:18:24.080
  • He struggled with everything
  • 00:18:24.080 --> 00:18:25.100
  • we do.
  • 00:18:25.100 --> 00:18:25.290
  • So this righteousness that he
  • 00:18:25.290 --> 00:18:28.070
  • talks about, you know, there
  • 00:18:28.070 --> 00:18:29.100
  • are two kinds of righteousness
  • 00:18:29.100 --> 00:18:30.180
  • in the Bible.
  • 00:18:30.180 --> 00:18:31.150
  • 2 Corinthians 5:21 says, "He who
  • 00:18:33.170 --> 00:18:35.290
  • knew no sin became sin for us,
  • 00:18:35.290 --> 00:18:38.100
  • that we might become the
  • 00:18:38.100 --> 00:18:40.030
  • righteousness of God in him."
  • 00:18:40.070 --> 00:18:43.070
  • There's a spiritual
  • 00:18:43.070 --> 00:18:44.080
  • have when we come to know
  • 00:18:46.110 --> 00:18:47.110
  • Jesus Christ.
  • 00:18:47.110 --> 00:18:48.030
  • We're righteous in the sight of
  • 00:18:48.030 --> 00:18:49.270
  • God because of that but if this
  • 00:18:49.270 --> 00:18:51.090
  • were dealing about spiritual
  • 00:18:51.090 --> 00:18:52.160
  • righteousness, all of our
  • 00:18:52.160 --> 00:18:54.030
  • prayers would be answered
  • 00:18:54.030 --> 00:18:55.070
  • because it says, "The effectual
  • 00:18:55.070 --> 00:18:56.050
  • fervent prayer of a righteous
  • 00:18:56.050 --> 00:18:57.090
  • person avails much."
  • 00:18:57.090 --> 00:18:59.120
  • But there's another kind of
  • 00:18:59.120 --> 00:19:00.230
  • righteousness that James is
  • 00:19:00.230 --> 00:19:02.230
  • getting at here and that's
  • 00:19:02.230 --> 00:19:04.100
  • moral righteousness.
  • 00:19:04.100 --> 00:19:05.270
  • It's closely akin to what, for
  • 00:19:06.030 --> 00:19:09.030
  • Epistle in 1 John chapter 3.
  • 00:19:11.200 --> 00:19:13.170
  • He says, "He who practices
  • 00:19:13.170 --> 00:19:15.140
  • righteousness is righteous,"
  • 00:19:15.140 --> 00:19:18.070
  • verse 7.
  • 00:19:18.070 --> 00:19:19.040
  • He who does righteousness
  • 00:19:19.040 --> 00:19:20.150
  • is--and then in verse 22 of
  • 00:19:20.150 --> 00:19:23.000
  • 1 John 3, he says, "Whatever you
  • 00:19:23.000 --> 00:19:25.220
  • ask you have of him because
  • 00:19:26.200 --> 00:19:29.200
  • you keep his commandments and do
  • 00:19:29.200 --> 00:19:32.140
  • those things that he has asked
  • 00:19:32.140 --> 00:19:35.100
  • you and called you to do."
  • 00:19:35.100 --> 00:19:36.290
  • So there's a moral
  • 00:19:36.290 --> 00:19:37.160
  • righteousness.
  • 00:19:37.160 --> 00:19:38.160
  • approached with integrity.
  • 00:19:40.180 --> 00:19:42.040
  • That when we--the people
  • 00:19:42.040 --> 00:19:43.220
  • that get their prayers answered
  • 00:19:43.220 --> 00:19:44.290
  • are those folks who practice
  • 00:19:44.290 --> 00:19:46.250
  • righteousness that avails much.
  • 00:19:47.090 --> 00:19:50.090
  • That they put this into action.
  • 00:19:50.090 --> 00:19:51.280
  • This is what James
  • 00:19:51.280 --> 00:19:52.240
  • is getting at.
  • 00:19:52.240 --> 00:19:53.180
  • He says not this talking about
  • 00:19:53.180 --> 00:19:55.050
  • our faith but doing it.
  • 00:19:55.050 --> 00:19:56.230
  • he says, "because we keep his
  • 00:19:59.280 --> 00:20:01.000
  • commandments and do those things
  • 00:20:01.000 --> 00:20:02.190
  • that are righteous in his eyes."
  • 00:20:02.190 --> 00:20:03.260
  • But it's not just approach
  • 00:20:03.260 --> 00:20:05.220
  • with this integrity
  • 00:20:05.220 --> 00:20:06.230
  • in that one chapter here.
  • 00:20:06.230 --> 00:20:08.120
  • It's ask with immensity.
  • 00:20:08.170 --> 00:20:11.170
  • He says, "The effectual
  • 00:20:11.170 --> 00:20:13.230
  • fervent prayer."
  • 00:20:13.230 --> 00:20:16.090
  • We get our English word from
  • 00:20:16.090 --> 00:20:17.190
  • that phrase there that when
  • 00:20:17.190 --> 00:20:19.220
  • we transliterate it from the
  • 00:20:19.220 --> 00:20:21.090
  • language of the New Testament,
  • 00:20:21.090 --> 00:20:22.110
  • it's energy.
  • 00:20:22.110 --> 00:20:23.240
  • This word, it means
  • 00:20:23.240 --> 00:20:25.130
  • stretched out, literally.
  • 00:20:25.130 --> 00:20:26.200
  • It's a runner racing in
  • 00:20:26.200 --> 00:20:28.140
  • and he's running for the tape
  • 00:20:31.100 --> 00:20:32.120
  • and he's stretched out and, with
  • 00:20:32.120 --> 00:20:34.010
  • every fiber of his being, his
  • 00:20:34.010 --> 00:20:35.230
  • energy, he's moving toward
  • 00:20:35.230 --> 00:20:38.070
  • that tape.
  • 00:20:38.070 --> 00:20:39.010
  • This is not long prayers that
  • 00:20:39.010 --> 00:20:41.190
  • he's talking about.
  • 00:20:41.190 --> 00:20:42.200
  • These are heartfelt prayers,
  • 00:20:42.200 --> 00:20:44.270
  • like the prayer of the publican
  • 00:20:44.270 --> 00:20:46.030
  • who beat his breast and said,
  • 00:20:46.030 --> 00:20:48.210
  • "God, be merciful to me."
  • 00:20:48.210 --> 00:20:50.080
  • It's the prayer of Simon Peter
  • 00:20:50.080 --> 00:20:51.230
  • when he was sinking.
  • 00:20:51.230 --> 00:20:52.220
  • You remember what he said?
  • 00:20:52.220 --> 00:20:53.190
  • "Lord, save me."
  • 00:20:53.190 --> 00:20:54.280
  • I mean, he stretched out.
  • 00:20:54.280 --> 00:20:56.090
  • It's the prayer of Jacob when he
  • 00:20:56.090 --> 00:20:57.270
  • said, "I'll not let you go
  • 00:20:57.270 --> 00:21:00.040
  • until--"
  • 00:21:00.040 --> 00:21:01.150
  • - Dwight: I get it, yeah.
  • 00:21:01.150 --> 00:21:02.120
  • - O.S.: "Until you bless me."
  • 00:21:02.120 --> 00:21:03.130
  • And so that's the prayer here.
  • 00:21:03.130 --> 00:21:05.080
  • So it's not the length of our
  • 00:21:06.100 --> 00:21:09.100
  • prayers, James says, it's
  • 00:21:09.100 --> 00:21:11.030
  • the depth of them.
  • 00:21:11.030 --> 00:21:12.130
  • It's the effectual fervent
  • 00:21:12.130 --> 00:21:14.050
  • prayer of a righteous person
  • 00:21:14.050 --> 00:21:15.060
  • that avails much.
  • 00:21:15.060 --> 00:21:17.200
  • And so somebody says, "Well,
  • 00:21:17.200 --> 00:21:19.090
  • you know, I just not getting
  • 00:21:19.090 --> 00:21:20.220
  • my prayers answered.
  • 00:21:20.220 --> 00:21:21.290
  • I'm--" but God always answers
  • 00:21:21.290 --> 00:21:24.040
  • prayer.
  • 00:21:24.040 --> 00:21:25.110
  • And I'll tell you what I've
  • 00:21:25.110 --> 00:21:26.100
  • found out, Dwight, in my decades
  • 00:21:26.100 --> 00:21:28.030
  • of Christian experience.
  • 00:21:28.030 --> 00:21:29.230
  • He answers them in
  • 00:21:29.230 --> 00:21:30.210
  • four different ways.
  • 00:21:30.210 --> 00:21:32.060
  • Sometimes, it's direct.
  • 00:21:32.060 --> 00:21:34.260
  • We pray and there's the answer
  • 00:21:34.260 --> 00:21:36.260
  • and we have it and we say, "Yes,
  • 00:21:36.260 --> 00:21:38.220
  • God answers prayer."
  • 00:21:38.220 --> 00:21:40.020
  • Sometimes, it's delayed.
  • 00:21:40.020 --> 00:21:42.020
  • For his own good reasons and for
  • 00:21:42.020 --> 00:21:44.040
  • our own good, he'll sometimes
  • 00:21:44.040 --> 00:21:45.290
  • puts us in a holding pattern and
  • 00:21:46.080 --> 00:21:49.080
  • we have to beseech the throne of
  • 00:21:49.080 --> 00:21:50.090
  • God and we have to--like that
  • 00:21:50.090 --> 00:21:51.270
  • person kept knocking on the door
  • 00:21:51.270 --> 00:21:53.230
  • with importunity because
  • 00:21:53.230 --> 00:21:55.120
  • sometimes he answers direct.
  • 00:21:55.120 --> 00:21:58.070
  • Sometimes, it's delayed.
  • 00:21:58.070 --> 00:21:59.140
  • You know what I found out?
  • 00:21:59.140 --> 00:22:00.180
  • Sometimes, it's different from
  • 00:22:00.180 --> 00:22:02.220
  • what we pray.
  • 00:22:02.220 --> 00:22:04.020
  • He'll answer it but it'll
  • 00:22:04.020 --> 00:22:04.230
  • be different.
  • 00:22:04.230 --> 00:22:05.150
  • And to be honest with you,
  • 00:22:05.150 --> 00:22:06.150
  • I'm glad he hasn't given me
  • 00:22:06.150 --> 00:22:08.190
  • everything I've asked him for.
  • 00:22:08.190 --> 00:22:10.030
  • Because I've asked him for some
  • 00:22:10.030 --> 00:22:11.230
  • things in life that I was a lot
  • 00:22:11.230 --> 00:22:12.280
  • better off without
  • 00:22:12.280 --> 00:22:14.050
  • and he showed me later.
  • 00:22:14.050 --> 00:22:15.140
  • Because sometimes,
  • 00:22:15.140 --> 00:22:16.030
  • it's just different.
  • 00:22:16.030 --> 00:22:17.170
  • And to be honest with you,
  • 00:22:17.170 --> 00:22:20.090
  • sometimes our prayers
  • 00:22:20.090 --> 00:22:21.210
  • are denied.
  • 00:22:21.210 --> 00:22:23.020
  • He answers 'em but he answers
  • 00:22:23.020 --> 00:22:24.120
  • 'em because he's got something
  • 00:22:24.120 --> 00:22:25.120
  • better for us.
  • 00:22:25.120 --> 00:22:26.080
  • - Dwight: Sometimes it's no.
  • 00:22:26.080 --> 00:22:27.030
  • - O.S.: Like, yeah, sometimes
  • 00:22:27.030 --> 00:22:27.240
  • he just says, "No."
  • 00:22:27.240 --> 00:22:29.270
  • But it doesn't mean that he's
  • 00:22:29.270 --> 00:22:31.250
  • not awake and answering prayer
  • 00:22:31.250 --> 00:22:33.030
  • and this effectual fervent
  • 00:22:33.030 --> 00:22:34.190
  • prayer of righteous people
  • 00:22:34.190 --> 00:22:36.030
  • avail much.
  • 00:22:36.030 --> 00:22:36.280
  • You know, a lot of people are
  • 00:22:36.280 --> 00:22:37.260
  • praying for--there's a couple of
  • 00:22:37.260 --> 00:22:39.270
  • generations, Dwight, that are
  • 00:22:39.270 --> 00:22:42.100
  • lost to the church.
  • 00:22:42.100 --> 00:22:43.240
  • They've never heard a Christian
  • 00:22:43.240 --> 00:22:45.050
  • hymn, they've never been in
  • 00:22:45.050 --> 00:22:46.220
  • a church, they've been raised in
  • 00:22:46.220 --> 00:22:47.290
  • a culture where they've been
  • 00:22:47.290 --> 00:22:50.020
  • taught there were no moral
  • 00:22:50.020 --> 00:22:51.040
  • absolutes and relativism is
  • 00:22:51.040 --> 00:22:52.240
  • rampant and so that we've got
  • 00:22:52.240 --> 00:22:55.070
  • a couple of generations
  • 00:22:55.070 --> 00:22:56.110
  • lost to the church.
  • 00:22:56.110 --> 00:22:57.190
  • And a lot of people
  • 00:22:57.190 --> 00:22:58.120
  • are praying for 'em.
  • 00:22:58.120 --> 00:22:59.040
  • There are people watching us
  • 00:22:59.040 --> 00:23:00.130
  • right now by the thousands
  • 00:23:00.130 --> 00:23:02.080
  • who are praying for somebody.
  • 00:23:02.080 --> 00:23:04.010
  • And you know, there's
  • 00:23:04.010 --> 00:23:04.280
  • something--there's five
  • 00:23:04.280 --> 00:23:06.240
  • characteristics about this lost
  • 00:23:06.240 --> 00:23:09.020
  • generation that's out there.
  • 00:23:09.020 --> 00:23:10.230
  • You know what the number one
  • 00:23:10.230 --> 00:23:11.140
  • need of their life is?
  • 00:23:11.140 --> 00:23:13.090
  • They're searching for a
  • 00:23:13.090 --> 00:23:15.010
  • meaningful relationship in life.
  • 00:23:15.010 --> 00:23:17.040
  • Many of 'em, they've never known
  • 00:23:17.040 --> 00:23:18.240
  • one.
  • 00:23:18.240 --> 00:23:19.180
  • They're the product of
  • 00:23:19.180 --> 00:23:21.160
  • massive divorce.
  • 00:23:21.160 --> 00:23:23.050
  • Many of 'em are homesick
  • 00:23:23.050 --> 00:23:24.120
  • for a home they've never had
  • 00:23:24.120 --> 00:23:26.040
  • a meaningful relationship.
  • 00:23:28.130 --> 00:23:29.230
  • Many of 'em never had
  • 00:23:29.230 --> 00:23:30.220
  • a meaningful relationship,
  • 00:23:30.220 --> 00:23:31.240
  • particularly with a male figure.
  • 00:23:31.240 --> 00:23:33.200
  • And they're on a search for a
  • 00:23:33.200 --> 00:23:35.030
  • meaningful relationship in life.
  • 00:23:35.030 --> 00:23:36.140
  • That's why young girls and young
  • 00:23:36.140 --> 00:23:37.190
  • They're searching for a
  • 00:23:40.220 --> 00:23:41.260
  • meaningful relationship in life.
  • 00:23:41.260 --> 00:23:43.170
  • That's the number one need of
  • 00:23:43.170 --> 00:23:44.150
  • their heart.
  • 00:23:44.150 --> 00:23:45.130
  • Secondly, they want immediate
  • 00:23:45.130 --> 00:23:47.190
  • gratification.
  • 00:23:47.190 --> 00:23:49.170
  • They didn't--they don't grow up
  • 00:23:49.170 --> 00:23:51.030
  • in a world like you and I did
  • 00:23:51.030 --> 00:23:52.070
  • over in East Fort Worth where we
  • 00:23:52.070 --> 00:23:53.150
  • both grew up when we were--if I
  • 00:23:53.150 --> 00:23:55.040
  • wanted to get information when I
  • 00:23:55.040 --> 00:23:56.080
  • was growing up, I had to go over
  • 00:23:56.080 --> 00:23:57.140
  • there to the Encyclopedia
  • 00:23:57.140 --> 00:23:58.190
  • Britannica and pull it off and
  • 00:23:58.190 --> 00:24:00.230
  • get a hernia carrying it over to
  • 00:24:00.230 --> 00:24:01.210
  • my desk and then have to--you
  • 00:24:01.210 --> 00:24:02.280
  • know what they do?
  • 00:24:02.280 --> 00:24:03.230
  • They just google it and there it
  • 00:24:03.230 --> 00:24:05.170
  • is, right there.
  • 00:24:05.170 --> 00:24:06.150
  • They live in an instant world.
  • 00:24:06.150 --> 00:24:08.040
  • When we made popcorn, what did
  • 00:24:08.040 --> 00:24:09.270
  • we do?
  • 00:24:09.270 --> 00:24:11.010
  • We got a skillet and we put corn
  • 00:24:11.010 --> 00:24:12.290
  • in it and put oil in it.
  • 00:24:12.290 --> 00:24:14.100
  • We put a thing over it and we
  • 00:24:14.100 --> 00:24:15.210
  • shook it 'til our elbow
  • 00:24:15.210 --> 00:24:16.230
  • dropped--what do they do?
  • 00:24:16.230 --> 00:24:18.040
  • They just get a sack and throw
  • 00:24:18.040 --> 00:24:19.230
  • it in the microwave and
  • 00:24:19.230 --> 00:24:20.250
  • 10 seconds later they've got it.
  • 00:24:20.250 --> 00:24:22.160
  • They've grown up in a world of
  • 00:24:22.160 --> 00:24:23.270
  • instant gratification.
  • 00:24:23.270 --> 00:24:25.180
  • That's why credit card debt is
  • 00:24:25.180 --> 00:24:27.150
  • paralyzing these two generations
  • 00:24:27.150 --> 00:24:29.150
  • because they go out and see
  • 00:24:29.150 --> 00:24:31.040
  • something and they just
  • 00:24:31.040 --> 00:24:32.220
  • wanna--they just throw that
  • 00:24:32.220 --> 00:24:33.290
  • plastic down.
  • 00:24:33.290 --> 00:24:34.210
  • They never think about
  • 00:24:34.210 --> 00:24:35.130
  • paying--they're gonna have to
  • 00:24:35.130 --> 00:24:36.120
  • pay for it.
  • 00:24:36.120 --> 00:24:37.130
  • Because they want--they're
  • 00:24:37.130 --> 00:24:38.220
  • searching for a meaningful
  • 00:24:38.220 --> 00:24:39.260
  • relationship in life, they want
  • 00:24:39.260 --> 00:24:41.010
  • immediate gratification, they
  • 00:24:41.010 --> 00:24:42.040
  • want something for nothing.
  • 00:24:42.040 --> 00:24:44.220
  • Now they have an entitlement
  • 00:24:44.220 --> 00:24:47.150
  • mentality and I'm not talking
  • 00:24:47.150 --> 00:24:49.110
  • about on the poor end of the
  • 00:24:49.110 --> 00:24:50.200
  • spectrum, I'm talking about also
  • 00:24:50.200 --> 00:24:51.280
  • on the rich end of the spectrum.
  • 00:24:51.280 --> 00:24:53.190
  • There are a lot of wealthy
  • 00:24:53.190 --> 00:24:55.270
  • everything but their T-I-M-E and
  • 00:24:58.060 --> 00:25:00.060
  • their L-O-V-E and when that kid
  • 00:25:00.060 --> 00:25:02.040
  • was 16, they got a brand new car
  • 00:25:02.040 --> 00:25:04.020
  • and when they went to college,
  • 00:25:04.020 --> 00:25:05.030
  • they never worked a day
  • 00:25:05.030 --> 00:25:05.260
  • in their life.
  • 00:25:05.260 --> 00:25:06.200
  • They had their tuition paid
  • 00:25:06.200 --> 00:25:08.020
  • and their fraternity
  • 00:25:08.020 --> 00:25:08.280
  • and sorority bills paid.
  • 00:25:08.280 --> 00:25:10.250
  • And some of 'em are 30 and
  • 00:25:10.250 --> 00:25:11.280
  • 35 years old and still on
  • 00:25:11.280 --> 00:25:13.090
  • Daddy's payroll,
  • 00:25:13.090 --> 00:25:14.050
  • thinking they're entitled, that
  • 00:25:14.050 --> 00:25:16.030
  • they want something for nothing.
  • 00:25:16.030 --> 00:25:17.130
  • But it's also true on the poor
  • 00:25:17.130 --> 00:25:18.210
  • end of the spectrum because
  • 00:25:18.210 --> 00:25:19.250
  • there are government programs
  • 00:25:19.250 --> 00:25:20.270
  • that are built about
  • 00:25:20.270 --> 00:25:22.190
  • an entitlement mentality,
  • 00:25:22.190 --> 00:25:24.020
  • that we're owed
  • 00:25:24.020 --> 00:25:25.050
  • something for nothing.
  • 00:25:25.050 --> 00:25:26.200
  • - Dwight: If I can just
  • 00:25:26.200 --> 00:25:27.080
  • interject something that's going
  • 00:25:27.080 --> 00:25:28.060
  • It's the kid that is--
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  • - O.S.: Absolutely.
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  • - Dwight: That mowed down four,
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  • I believe it was, people
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  • standing on the side, got
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  • drunk--
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  • - O.S.: A youth minister.
  • 00:25:40.160 --> 00:25:41.070
  • One of 'em was a youth minister.
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  • - Dwight: Exactly right.
  • 00:25:42.170 --> 00:25:43.100
  • Threw 'em in the pick-up,
  • 00:25:43.100 --> 00:25:44.060
  • drinking, and mowed these four
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  • people down just on the side of
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  • the road, off, killed them.
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  • And the defense of that kid,
  • 00:25:49.150 --> 00:25:52.010
  • the word I believe they used---
  • 00:25:52.080 --> 00:25:55.080
  • - both: "Affluenza."
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  • - O.S.: Yeah.
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  • - Dwight: Never heard of that.
  • 00:25:57.000 --> 00:25:57.220
  • - O.S.: Yeah.
  • 00:25:57.220 --> 00:25:58.120
  • - Dwight: Affluenza.
  • 00:25:58.120 --> 00:25:59.100
  • - O.S.: Well, they made it up.
  • 00:25:59.100 --> 00:26:00.040
  • None of us had ever heard of it.
  • 00:26:00.040 --> 00:26:01.040
  • - Dwight: No, no, no.
  • 00:26:01.040 --> 00:26:02.140
  • - O.S.: And if they'd have
  • 00:26:02.140 --> 00:26:03.220
  • grown up in East Fort Worth like
  • 00:26:03.220 --> 00:26:04.280
  • I did and you did, then we
  • 00:26:04.280 --> 00:26:06.050
  • wouldn't have known what
  • 00:26:06.050 --> 00:26:07.000
  • affluenza was.
  • 00:26:07.000 --> 00:26:08.050
  • - Dwight: Exactly right, yeah,
  • 00:26:08.050 --> 00:26:08.270
  • but it speaks to what you're--it
  • 00:26:08.270 --> 00:26:10.020
  • speaks to exactly what you're
  • 00:26:10.020 --> 00:26:11.120
  • saying right now.
  • 00:26:11.120 --> 00:26:12.030
  • - O.S.: So they're searching
  • 00:26:12.030 --> 00:26:13.000
  • for a meaningful relationship in
  • 00:26:13.000 --> 00:26:14.030
  • life, they want immediate
  • 00:26:14.030 --> 00:26:14.250
  • gratification, they want
  • 00:26:14.250 --> 00:26:15.220
  • something for nothing.
  • 00:26:15.220 --> 00:26:16.200
  • The fourth of those five
  • 00:26:16.200 --> 00:26:18.020
  • characteristics, this is
  • 00:26:18.020 --> 00:26:19.080
  • a strange one, because they've
  • 00:26:19.080 --> 00:26:21.000
  • been brought up in a culture
  • 00:26:21.000 --> 00:26:22.110
  • with no moral absolutes but
  • 00:26:22.110 --> 00:26:23.270
  • they're searching
  • 00:26:25.000 --> 00:26:28.000
  • for guilt-free living.
  • 00:26:28.060 --> 00:26:31.060
  • At night, when they turn that
  • 00:26:31.060 --> 00:26:32.260
  • light off and they're lying
  • 00:26:32.260 --> 00:26:34.000
  • there, they still have a
  • 00:26:34.000 --> 00:26:34.250
  • conscience.
  • 00:26:34.250 --> 00:26:36.040
  • And they still have--they live
  • 00:26:36.040 --> 00:26:37.180
  • with a haunting longing that
  • 00:26:37.180 --> 00:26:39.000
  • some of those moments could be
  • 00:26:39.000 --> 00:26:40.020
  • lived over.
  • 00:26:40.020 --> 00:26:41.030
  • They don't know why or what.
  • 00:26:41.030 --> 00:26:42.100
  • It's the conviction of
  • 00:26:42.100 --> 00:26:43.190
  • the Holy Ghost.
  • 00:26:43.190 --> 00:26:44.090
  • - Dwight: I believe that.
  • 00:26:44.090 --> 00:26:44.290
  • - O.S.: That's on them.
  • 00:26:44.290 --> 00:26:45.220
  • And they just don't know how to
  • 00:26:45.220 --> 00:26:46.200
  • find it, how to get rid of it,
  • 00:26:46.200 --> 00:26:48.160
  • how to find forgiveness for it.
  • 00:26:48.160 --> 00:26:49.290
  • But they're searching for
  • 00:26:49.290 --> 00:26:51.070
  • guilt-free living.
  • 00:26:51.070 --> 00:26:52.050
  • And finally, they're thirsty
  • 00:26:52.050 --> 00:26:54.050
  • for prosperity.
  • 00:26:54.050 --> 00:26:56.010
  • They just don't know how they're
  • 00:26:56.010 --> 00:26:57.000
  • ever--they're gonna be the first
  • 00:26:57.000 --> 00:26:58.140
  • generations, by and large, in
  • 00:26:58.140 --> 00:27:00.140
  • America that'll raise their kids
  • 00:27:00.140 --> 00:27:02.160
  • in homes that were not as nice
  • 00:27:02.160 --> 00:27:03.180
  • as the ones that they were
  • 00:27:03.180 --> 00:27:04.170
  • raised in.
  • 00:27:04.170 --> 00:27:05.140
  • So now they're thinking, "How am
  • 00:27:05.140 --> 00:27:06.240
  • I ever gonna provide for my kids
  • 00:27:06.240 --> 00:27:08.100
  • like my folks provided for me?"
  • 00:27:08.100 --> 00:27:10.120
  • Especially in this jobless
  • 00:27:10.120 --> 00:27:11.130
  • economy that we have today.
  • 00:27:11.130 --> 00:27:13.060
  • So where are we gonna find
  • 00:27:13.060 --> 00:27:14.040
  • the answer?
  • 00:27:14.040 --> 00:27:14.240
  • If we pray for these people,
  • 00:27:14.240 --> 00:27:16.140
  • how--you know, there's one verse
  • 00:27:16.140 --> 00:27:17.060
  • in the Bible that will give you
  • 00:27:17.070 --> 00:27:20.070
  • the answer?
  • 00:27:20.070 --> 00:27:20.280
  • We find this in "The Joshua
  • 00:27:20.280 --> 00:27:21.210
  • Code," actually.
  • 00:27:21.210 --> 00:27:22.250
  • It says, "In him we have
  • 00:27:25.030 --> 00:27:27.220
  • redemption through his blood,
  • 00:27:27.220 --> 00:27:29.120
  • the forgiveness of sins,
  • 00:27:29.120 --> 00:27:30.190
  • according to the riches of
  • 00:27:30.190 --> 00:27:31.090
  • his grace."
  • 00:27:31.090 --> 00:27:32.040
  • What's the number one
  • 00:27:32.040 --> 00:27:33.030
  • They're searching for a
  • 00:27:35.120 --> 00:27:37.070
  • meaningful relationship in life.
  • 00:27:37.070 --> 00:27:38.200
  • Listen to the first two words
  • 00:27:38.200 --> 00:27:39.190
  • in Ephesians 1:7, "In him."
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  • - Dwight: In him.
  • 00:27:41.220 --> 00:27:42.230
  • - O.S.: It's not in our good
  • 00:27:42.230 --> 00:27:43.190
  • works, it's not in human effort.
  • 00:27:43.190 --> 00:27:46.030
  • It's in a personal relationship
  • 00:27:46.030 --> 00:27:48.000
  • with Jesus Christ.
  • 00:27:48.000 --> 00:27:49.060
  • The very thing for which
  • 00:27:49.060 --> 00:27:50.180
  • they're searching.
  • 00:27:50.180 --> 00:27:52.060
  • We're the only ones that have
  • 00:27:52.060 --> 00:27:53.020
  • the answer.
  • 00:27:53.020 --> 00:27:53.240
  • We're the only ones that have
  • 00:27:53.240 --> 00:27:54.150
  • the answer.
  • 00:27:54.150 --> 00:27:55.020
  • And when they come into a
  • 00:27:55.020 --> 00:27:55.250
  • relationship with Jesus Christ,
  • 00:27:55.250 --> 00:27:57.070
  • then they'll find self-worth and
  • 00:27:57.070 --> 00:27:58.150
  • then they'll be properly related
  • 00:27:58.150 --> 00:28:00.200
  • to others.
  • 00:28:00.200 --> 00:28:01.270
  • The second characteristic: they
  • 00:28:01.270 --> 00:28:03.040
  • want immediate gratification.
  • 00:28:03.040 --> 00:28:05.290
  • Give it to me, and give it to me
  • 00:28:05.290 --> 00:28:06.210
  • right now.
  • 00:28:06.210 --> 00:28:07.160
  • - Dwight: Right now.
  • 00:28:07.160 --> 00:28:08.070
  • - O.S.: In him, we have
  • 00:28:08.070 --> 00:28:10.050
  • redemption.
  • 00:28:10.050 --> 00:28:11.120
  • Present active indicative.
  • 00:28:11.120 --> 00:28:12.260
  • It's happening right now.
  • 00:28:12.260 --> 00:28:14.190
  • You know, if people tuning by
  • 00:28:14.190 --> 00:28:17.040
  • and stopping by this station,
  • 00:28:17.040 --> 00:28:18.260
  • they see us here.
  • 00:28:18.260 --> 00:28:19.240
  • If they think anything about us,
  • 00:28:19.240 --> 00:28:21.060
  • they think we're holed up over
  • 00:28:21.060 --> 00:28:22.190
  • there where those singers are,
  • 00:28:22.190 --> 00:28:23.290
  • all huddled down syncing,
  • 00:28:23.290 --> 00:28:25.200
  • "When we all get to heaven,
  • 00:28:25.200 --> 00:28:26.290
  • what a wonderful day."
  • 00:28:26.290 --> 00:28:28.170
  • They don't know what we're about
  • 00:28:28.170 --> 00:28:29.130
  • is right now.
  • 00:28:29.130 --> 00:28:30.260
  • What we're about is immediate
  • 00:28:30.260 --> 00:28:32.080
  • gratification, right now.
  • 00:28:32.080 --> 00:28:33.140
  • Dwight, when I came to know
  • 00:28:33.140 --> 00:28:34.200
  • Christ at age 17 at Sagamore
  • 00:28:34.200 --> 00:28:36.140
  • Hill Baptist Church over in East
  • 00:28:36.140 --> 00:28:37.220
  • Fort Worth where Fred Swank
  • 00:28:37.220 --> 00:28:39.030
  • preached the gospel, first time
  • 00:28:39.030 --> 00:28:40.140
  • I ever heard the gospel.
  • 00:28:40.140 --> 00:28:41.150
  • You talk about immediate
  • 00:28:41.150 --> 00:28:42.260
  • gratification.
  • 00:28:42.260 --> 00:28:44.010
  • Old things passed away and all
  • 00:28:44.010 --> 00:28:45.140
  • became new.
  • 00:28:45.140 --> 00:28:46.210
  • It was like going from darkness
  • 00:28:46.210 --> 00:28:47.240
  • into light and, you know, I
  • 00:28:47.240 --> 00:28:50.050
  • never--I was saved that morning
  • 00:28:50.050 --> 00:28:53.000
  • as a 17-year-old but it was
  • 00:28:53.000 --> 00:28:54.220
  • months before I heard the word
  • 00:28:54.220 --> 00:28:56.050
  • repentance.
  • 00:28:56.050 --> 00:28:57.040
  • But I know I repented that day
  • 00:28:57.040 --> 00:28:58.170
  • 'cause immediately I started
  • 00:28:58.170 --> 00:28:59.270
  • hating what I used to love and
  • 00:28:59.270 --> 00:29:01.150
  • loving what I used to hate.
  • 00:29:01.150 --> 00:29:02.280
  • And only God can do that.
  • 00:29:02.280 --> 00:29:04.230
  • It's immediate gratification.
  • 00:29:04.230 --> 00:29:06.030
  • for nothing.
  • 00:29:08.050 --> 00:29:08.280
  • Listen to the next phrase.
  • 00:29:08.280 --> 00:29:10.170
  • "In him we have redemption
  • 00:29:10.170 --> 00:29:12.070
  • through his blood."
  • 00:29:12.070 --> 00:29:14.040
  • It's already purchased through
  • 00:29:14.040 --> 00:29:15.260
  • We can't earn it.
  • 00:29:17.020 --> 00:29:18.060
  • We don't deserve it.
  • 00:29:18.060 --> 00:29:19.070
  • You can't buy your way
  • 00:29:19.070 --> 00:29:20.060
  • into heaven.
  • 00:29:20.060 --> 00:29:20.250
  • You can't work your way
  • 00:29:20.250 --> 00:29:21.170
  • into heaven.
  • 00:29:21.170 --> 00:29:22.090
  • Your good works won't get you
  • 00:29:22.090 --> 00:29:23.160
  • into heaven.
  • 00:29:23.160 --> 00:29:24.060
  • It's the free gift of God.
  • 00:29:26.080 --> 00:29:27.170
  • It's the free offer of the
  • 00:29:27.170 --> 00:29:28.250
  • gospel, eternal life through
  • 00:29:28.250 --> 00:29:30.040
  • Jesus Christ our Lord.
  • 00:29:30.040 --> 00:29:31.100
  • What's the fourth
  • 00:29:31.100 --> 00:29:32.080
  • characteristic?
  • 00:29:32.080 --> 00:29:33.050
  • They want guilt-free living.
  • 00:29:33.050 --> 00:29:34.180
  • Listen to 1 John--I mean, to
  • 00:29:34.180 --> 00:29:35.200
  • Ephesians 1:7, "In him we have
  • 00:29:35.200 --> 00:29:38.030
  • redemption through his blood,
  • 00:29:38.030 --> 00:29:39.250
  • the forgiveness of sins."
  • 00:29:39.250 --> 00:29:42.230
  • The very thing for which
  • 00:29:42.230 --> 00:29:44.040
  • they're looking.
  • 00:29:44.040 --> 00:29:44.280
  • We're the ones that have the
  • 00:29:44.280 --> 00:29:45.180
  • answer.
  • 00:29:45.180 --> 00:29:47.020
  • If we confess our sins, he's
  • 00:29:47.020 --> 00:29:48.170
  • of our sins and cleanse us of
  • 00:29:50.190 --> 00:29:51.280
  • all unrighteousness.
  • 00:29:51.280 --> 00:29:52.270
  • And finally, they want--they're
  • 00:29:52.270 --> 00:29:54.140
  • thirsty for prosperity.
  • 00:29:54.140 --> 00:29:56.250
  • They just don't know where
  • 00:29:56.250 --> 00:29:57.180
  • they're gonna get it.
  • 00:29:57.180 --> 00:29:58.220
  • They can get it in the real
  • 00:29:58.220 --> 00:29:59.200
  • place, "In him we have
  • 00:29:59.200 --> 00:30:01.090
  • redemption through his blood,
  • 00:30:01.090 --> 00:30:02.250
  • the forgiveness of sins,
  • 00:30:02.250 --> 00:30:03.290
  • according to the riches
  • 00:30:03.290 --> 00:30:05.160
  • You know, Paul said in
  • 00:30:07.240 --> 00:30:08.280
  • Corinthians, "For you know the
  • 00:30:08.280 --> 00:30:10.210
  • grace of our Lord Jesus Christ
  • 00:30:10.210 --> 00:30:12.130
  • that he who was rich, for your
  • 00:30:12.130 --> 00:30:14.140
  • sake became poor,
  • 00:30:14.140 --> 00:30:16.060
  • that you through his poverty
  • 00:30:16.060 --> 00:30:18.260
  • might become rich."
  • 00:30:18.260 --> 00:30:21.130
  • The very thing
  • 00:30:21.130 --> 00:30:22.120
  • - Dwight: It's all in Jesus.
  • 00:30:24.140 --> 00:30:25.050
  • - O.S.: We're the only ones
  • 00:30:25.050 --> 00:30:25.250
  • that have the answer.
  • 00:30:25.250 --> 00:30:26.120
  • And so that's what James says.
  • 00:30:26.120 --> 00:30:27.190
  • "The effectual fervent prayer
  • 00:30:27.190 --> 00:30:29.160
  • of a righteous person
  • 00:30:29.160 --> 00:30:30.290
  • can avail much."
  • 00:30:30.290 --> 00:30:32.250
  • - Dwight: Look in this camera--
  • 00:30:33.120 --> 00:30:36.120
  • yes, go ahead, praise the Lord.
  • 00:30:36.120 --> 00:30:39.040
  • [audience applauding]
  • 00:30:39.040 --> 00:30:41.270
  • Doctor, look in this camera
  • 00:30:41.270 --> 00:30:42.230
  • right here and just
  • 00:30:42.230 --> 00:30:43.230
  • invite people right now to come
  • 00:30:43.230 --> 00:30:45.010
  • to Christ, all right?
  • 00:30:45.010 --> 00:30:46.140
  • Everything--everything
  • 00:30:46.140 --> 00:30:48.240
  • is in Jesus Christ.
  • 00:30:48.240 --> 00:30:49.250
  • - O.S.: Absolutely.
  • 00:30:49.250 --> 00:30:50.230
  • And there may be somebody right
  • 00:30:50.230 --> 00:30:51.170
  • now that that's--I've been
  • 00:30:51.170 --> 00:30:53.290
  • talking about you.
  • 00:30:53.290 --> 00:30:56.020
  • You're searching for a
  • 00:30:56.020 --> 00:30:56.280
  • meaningful relationship in life.
  • 00:30:56.280 --> 00:30:59.000
  • Maybe you're out there by
  • 00:30:59.000 --> 00:30:59.190
  • yourself alone.
  • 00:30:59.190 --> 00:31:00.260
  • Maybe you want immediate
  • 00:31:00.260 --> 00:31:02.060
  • gratification.
  • 00:31:02.060 --> 00:31:03.210
  • Just never had been able to
  • 00:31:03.210 --> 00:31:05.010
  • really understand that's your
  • 00:31:05.010 --> 00:31:07.040
  • need.
  • 00:31:07.040 --> 00:31:08.120
  • Maybe you're looking for
  • 00:31:08.120 --> 00:31:10.130
  • guilt-free living.
  • 00:31:10.130 --> 00:31:11.280
  • It's only found, as Dwight said,
  • 00:31:11.280 --> 00:31:14.120
  • in Jesus Christ.
  • 00:31:14.120 --> 00:31:15.250
  • "In him we have redemption
  • 00:31:15.250 --> 00:31:17.240
  • through his blood, the
  • 00:31:17.240 --> 00:31:19.000
  • forgiveness of sins, according
  • 00:31:19.000 --> 00:31:21.040
  • to the riches of his grace."
  • 00:31:21.040 --> 00:31:23.000
  • We can become righteous through
  • 00:31:23.000 --> 00:31:24.280
  • the righteousness of Christ.
  • 00:31:24.280 --> 00:31:26.180
  • He died your death so--on a
  • 00:31:26.180 --> 00:31:28.080
  • cross, so you could live his
  • 00:31:28.090 --> 00:31:31.090
  • life today.
  • 00:31:31.090 --> 00:31:32.230
  • He came to where you are so you
  • 00:31:32.230 --> 00:31:35.060
  • could go where he is.
  • 00:31:35.060 --> 00:31:37.020
  • He took your sin so you could
  • 00:31:37.020 --> 00:31:39.090
  • take his righteousness.
  • 00:31:39.150 --> 00:31:42.150
  • He who knew no sin became sin
  • 00:31:42.150 --> 00:31:45.130
  • for you and he took the pain and
  • 00:31:45.130 --> 00:31:47.170
  • the punishment, the wrath of
  • 00:31:47.170 --> 00:31:49.110
  • God, the judgment that you
  • 00:31:49.110 --> 00:31:51.020
  • deserved, he took in his own
  • 00:31:51.020 --> 00:31:53.070
  • body.
  • 00:31:53.070 --> 00:31:53.250
  • That's the gospel.
  • 00:31:53.250 --> 00:31:55.120
  • He was buried and rose again on
  • 00:31:55.120 --> 00:31:56.180
  • the third day, the living Lord
  • 00:31:56.180 --> 00:31:57.240
  • and Savior, and he sends his
  • 00:31:57.240 --> 00:31:59.120
  • Holy Spirit right now to knock
  • 00:31:59.120 --> 00:32:01.030
  • at your heart's door, to convict
  • 00:32:01.030 --> 00:32:03.110
  • you of sin, to convince you of
  • 00:32:03.110 --> 00:32:04.250
  • righteousness, to lead you to
  • 00:32:04.250 --> 00:32:06.100
  • repentance.
  • 00:32:06.100 --> 00:32:07.190
  • The Bible says, "With the heart,
  • 00:32:07.190 --> 00:32:09.270
  • man believes unto righteousness.
  • 00:32:09.270 --> 00:32:10.240
  • With the mouth, confession is
  • 00:32:10.240 --> 00:32:12.080
  • made unto salvation."
  • 00:32:12.080 --> 00:32:13.230
  • And the Bible says, "Whoever
  • 00:32:13.230 --> 00:32:14.270
  • calls on the name of the Lord
  • 00:32:14.270 --> 00:32:17.080
  • shall be saved."
  • 00:32:17.080 --> 00:32:18.020
  • I'd like the privilege right now
  • 00:32:18.020 --> 00:32:19.000
  • to let--just lead you to call on
  • 00:32:19.000 --> 00:32:21.190
  • his name and he'll save you.
  • 00:32:21.190 --> 00:32:23.150
  • He's not a liar.
  • 00:32:23.150 --> 00:32:24.140
  • He'll do what he said he will.
  • 00:32:24.140 --> 00:32:25.200
  • It'll be just like he'll take
  • 00:32:25.200 --> 00:32:28.140
  • your sin and separate 'em from
  • 00:32:28.140 --> 00:32:29.280
  • you as far as the East is from
  • 00:32:29.280 --> 00:32:31.180
  • the West and remember it
  • 00:32:31.180 --> 00:32:33.160
  • no more.
  • 00:32:33.160 --> 00:32:34.110
  • I don't care what you've done.
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  • You can be made pure right now.
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  • You wanna call on him?
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  • Just say this in your heart.
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  • Just say, "Dear Lord Jesus,"
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  • in your heart.
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  • Go ahead, "Dear Lord Jesus.
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  • Thank you for dying on the cross
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  • for me.
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  • Lord, forgive me of my sin.
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  • Come into my life right now.
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  • Come in today, come in to stay.
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  • Come into my life, Lord Jesus."
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  • And as an expression of the fact
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  • you believe he's not a liar and
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  • he'll do what he said he'd do,
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  • just say, "Thank you, Jesus,
  • 00:33:06.150 --> 00:33:09.010
  • for coming into my heart."
  • 00:33:09.010 --> 00:33:11.230
  • Now you've just begun the great
  • 00:33:11.230 --> 00:33:12.270
  • adventure for which God created
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  • you.
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  • That's the--nobody has
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  • a DNA like you or a thumbprint
  • 00:33:17.110 --> 00:33:18.240
  • like you.
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  • You're indescribably valuable
  • 00:33:19.250 --> 00:33:21.010
  • to God.
  • 00:33:21.010 --> 00:33:21.230
  • He's got a wonderful plan
  • 00:33:21.230 --> 00:33:22.230
  • for your life.
  • 00:33:22.230 --> 00:33:24.010
  • And so if you--the Bible says,
  • 00:33:24.010 --> 00:33:26.190
  • "With the heart, man believes
  • 00:33:26.190 --> 00:33:27.230
  • but what--with the mouth
  • 00:33:27.230 --> 00:33:28.290
  • confession is made unto
  • 00:33:28.290 --> 00:33:30.050
  • salvation."
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  • There's a number on your
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  • television screen.
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  • There's somebody at the other
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  • end of that line that's just
  • 00:33:33.230 --> 00:33:34.280
  • waiting right now to rejoice
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  • with you and to pray with you
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  • and help seal it in your life.
  • 00:33:38.160 --> 00:33:40.050
  • Jesus said, "If you'll confess
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  • me before men, I'll confess you
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  • before the Father in heaven."
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  • You pick up that phone and you
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  • call that number and you confess
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  • that you've just asked Christ
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  • into your life.
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  • That person will pray with you.
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  • And you know what God the Father
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  • will do.
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  • He'll turn to God the Son and
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  • God the Son will look at the
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  • Father and with his very lips
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  • form the syllables of your name
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  • and speak your name to
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  • the Father.
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  • He said, "If you'll confess me
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  • before men, I'll confess you
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  • before the Father in heaven,"
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  • amen.
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  • - Dwight: Isn't it wonderful?
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  • Just listening to this, you just
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  • go in your heart.
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  • I mean, it's amazing what
  • 00:34:24.220 --> 00:34:27.200
  • Everything that we've looked for
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  • is right here what we've heard
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  • tonight.
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  • Jesus Christ, when we let him
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  • into our hearts, everything that
  • 00:34:38.280 --> 00:34:41.280
  • Dr. Hawkins talks about
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  • comes into my life and
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  • I wanna tell you, you've been
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  • a blessing many times
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  • on this program.
  • 00:34:50.120 --> 00:34:51.230
  • But this has just been
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  • extraordinary tonight.
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  • "The James Code," you have just
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  • got to get this.
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  • And I want you to tell him right
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  • now just one more time, tell him
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  • how much we appreciate him being
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  • here tonight.
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  • Just go ahead and tell him right
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  • now, thank you, thank you.
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  • [audience applauding]
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  • - Daron: Amen, we've got
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  • a job to do, church.
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  • Get on the phone and tell
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  • somebody Jesus loves 'em
  • 00:37:09.230 --> 00:37:11.160
  • and turn on their TV,
  • 00:37:11.160 --> 00:37:12.120
  • See the grain,
  • 00:37:17.110 --> 00:37:18.200
  • yellow in the field.
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  • The setting sun shines down
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  • to reveal night's closing in
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  • See, it's harvest time.
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  • Pick up your sickle,
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  • don't hesitate.
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  • If we delay,
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  • we're sure to be late.
  • 00:37:39.030 --> 00:37:42.030
  • The clock is ticking
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  • and we're behind.
  • 00:37:43.250 --> 00:37:45.250
  • It's harvest time.
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  • Can't you hear
  • 00:37:50.170 --> 00:37:51.290
  • the many voices crying?
  • 00:37:51.290 --> 00:37:54.200
  • No hope, no God,
  • 00:37:54.200 --> 00:37:57.080
  • so they're dying in sin.
  • 00:37:57.180 --> 00:38:00.200
  • Yes, they are.
  • 00:38:00.200 --> 00:38:03.180
  • We can't afford to stop
  • 00:38:03.180 --> 00:38:05.110
  • our preaching.
  • 00:38:05.110 --> 00:38:07.110
  • And on the other hand,
  • 00:38:07.110 --> 00:38:09.040
  • we can't stop reaching
  • 00:38:09.040 --> 00:38:10.290
  • to them, yeah.
  • 00:38:10.290 --> 00:38:13.280
  • So we must bring them in.
  • 00:38:17.130 --> 00:38:20.130
  • Amen, we got a job
  • 00:38:20.130 --> 00:38:21.110
  • to do, don't we?
  • 00:38:21.110 --> 00:38:22.180
  • Hallelujah.
  • 00:38:23.060 --> 00:38:26.060
  • Listen now.
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  • There are those out there
  • 00:38:28.200 --> 00:38:30.010
  • and they're searching.
  • 00:38:30.010 --> 00:38:32.190
  • No hope, no joy, no peace,
  • 00:38:34.000 --> 00:38:37.000
  • Church,
  • 00:38:37.000 --> 00:38:37.270
  • we must bring them in.
  • 00:38:37.270 --> 00:38:40.040
  • See, it's harvest time,
  • 00:38:40.040 --> 00:38:43.000
  • oh-whoa-whoa.
  • 00:38:43.000 --> 00:38:45.100
  • We have a message of hope
  • 00:38:45.100 --> 00:38:47.160
  • and mercy, yeah.
  • 00:38:47.160 --> 00:38:49.120
  • See, the well of grace
  • 00:38:49.120 --> 00:38:51.000
  • The sun is going down.
  • 00:38:54.180 --> 00:38:57.180
  • It's harvest time.
  • 00:38:58.210 --> 00:39:01.230
  • Can't you hear
  • 00:39:01.230 --> 00:39:03.190
  • the many voices crying?
  • 00:39:03.190 --> 00:39:06.150
  • No hope, no God,
  • 00:39:06.150 --> 00:39:08.260
  • Ohh.
  • 00:39:12.210 --> 00:39:14.290
  • We can't afford
  • 00:39:14.290 --> 00:39:16.060
  • to stop our preaching.
  • 00:39:16.060 --> 00:39:19.000
  • And on the other hand,
  • 00:39:19.000 --> 00:39:20.220
  • we can't stop reaching.
  • 00:39:20.220 --> 00:39:22.220
  • We gotta keep on
  • 00:39:22.220 --> 00:39:24.000
  • reaching to them.
  • 00:39:24.000 --> 00:39:25.250
  • We must bring them in, yeah
  • 00:39:27.210 --> 00:39:30.210
  • We have a message
  • 00:39:30.210 --> 00:39:33.030
  • of hope and mercy.
  • 00:39:33.030 --> 00:39:36.010
  • See, the well of grace
  • 00:39:36.010 --> 00:39:37.110
  • still flows for the thirsty.
  • 00:39:37.110 --> 00:39:40.000
  • The sun is going down.
  • 00:39:40.000 --> 00:39:42.110
  • It's harvest time.
  • 00:39:43.290 --> 00:39:46.290
  • Whoa!
  • 00:39:48.110 --> 00:39:51.110
  • Hear their voices, yeah.
  • 00:39:51.110 --> 00:39:54.100
  • No hope, no God,
  • 00:39:54.100 --> 00:39:56.080
  • so they're dying over here,
  • 00:39:56.080 --> 00:39:58.050
  • dying over there.
  • 00:39:58.050 --> 00:39:59.190
  • Somebody needs Jesus.
  • 00:39:59.190 --> 00:40:01.100
  • We can't afford to stop
  • 00:40:01.100 --> 00:40:03.080
  • our preaching.
  • 00:40:03.080 --> 00:40:05.050
  • And on the other hand,
  • 00:40:05.050 --> 00:40:07.040
  • we can't stop reaching.
  • 00:40:07.040 --> 00:40:09.050
  • We gotta keep on
  • 00:40:09.050 --> 00:40:10.140
  • reaching to them.
  • 00:40:10.140 --> 00:40:11.220
  • Oh, yeah.
  • 00:40:11.220 --> 00:40:13.230
  • Hear their voices crying,
  • 00:40:13.270 --> 00:40:16.270
  • yeah, yeah.
  • 00:40:16.270 --> 00:40:18.030
  • No hope, no God, so
  • 00:40:18.030 --> 00:40:20.190
  • they're dying in sin.
  • 00:40:21.070 --> 00:40:24.070
  • Oh-oh-oh-oh.
  • 00:40:24.070 --> 00:40:26.100
  • We can't afford to
  • 00:40:26.100 --> 00:40:28.020
  • stop our preaching.
  • 00:40:28.020 --> 00:40:30.120
  • And on the other hand,
  • 00:40:30.120 --> 00:40:32.060
  • we can't stop reaching.
  • 00:40:32.060 --> 00:40:34.170
  • We gotta keep on
  • 00:40:34.170 --> 00:40:35.210
  • reaching to them.
  • 00:40:35.210 --> 00:40:37.120
  • We must bring them in.
  • 00:40:39.070 --> 00:40:42.070
  • Church,
  • 00:40:42.070 --> 00:40:43.020
  • so we gotta bring them in
  • 00:40:43.020 --> 00:40:45.260
  • [audience applauding]
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  • - Dwight: I like that song.
  • 00:40:54.270 --> 00:40:57.270
  • This is an exciting night.
  • 00:40:57.270 --> 00:40:59.040
  • - Ed King: Amen.
  • 00:40:59.040 --> 00:41:00.240
  • - Dwight: I'm telling you
  • 00:41:00.240 --> 00:41:01.170
  • this is an exciting night.
  • 00:41:01.170 --> 00:41:03.030
  • I just wanna say to Jan Crouch,
  • 00:41:03.030 --> 00:41:05.070
  • "God bless you.
  • 00:41:05.070 --> 00:41:07.240
  • God strengthen you.
  • 00:41:07.240 --> 00:41:09.110
  • God give you wisdom
  • 00:41:09.110 --> 00:41:10.140
  • and protection."
  • 00:41:10.160 --> 00:41:13.160
  • We don't have to pray for
  • 00:41:13.160 --> 00:41:14.190
  • Paul anymore.
  • 00:41:14.190 --> 00:41:16.190
  • He's up there on the portals
  • 00:41:16.190 --> 00:41:18.210
  • of glory, looking down on us,
  • 00:41:18.210 --> 00:41:20.130
  • isn't he, right now?
  • 00:41:20.130 --> 00:41:21.180
  • And look at the vision and the
  • 00:41:21.180 --> 00:41:23.230
  • miracle that the Lord gave us
  • 00:41:23.230 --> 00:41:26.170
  • through Paul and Jan Crouch,
  • 00:41:26.170 --> 00:41:28.120
  • this great powerful
  • 00:41:28.120 --> 00:41:30.030
  • Trinity Broadcasting Network!
  • 00:41:30.140 --> 00:41:33.140
  • - Ed: Amen.
  • 00:41:33.140 --> 00:41:34.250
  • - Dwight: And then Matt and
  • 00:41:34.250 --> 00:41:35.200
  • Laurie that's doing an
  • 00:41:35.200 --> 00:41:37.170
  • extraordinary job in the
  • 00:41:37.170 --> 00:41:40.010
  • leadership of this great
  • 00:41:40.010 --> 00:41:41.180
  • network.
  • 00:41:41.180 --> 00:41:42.090
  • Thank you for the wonderful
  • 00:41:42.090 --> 00:41:44.030
  • privilege that I have had for
  • 00:41:44.030 --> 00:41:46.140
  • all these many years come and be
  • 00:41:46.250 --> 00:41:49.250
  • a host from you--for you from
  • 00:41:49.250 --> 00:41:51.000
  • time to time.
  • 00:41:51.000 --> 00:41:52.030
  • I'm very honored and very, very
  • 00:41:52.030 --> 00:41:53.230
  • appreciative.
  • 00:41:53.230 --> 00:41:55.240
  • Well, I'm happy tonight.
  • 00:41:55.240 --> 00:41:56.230
  • A few moments ago I started to
  • 00:41:56.230 --> 00:41:57.240
  • get up and just dance a little
  • 00:41:57.240 --> 00:41:59.070
  • bit and I realized I don't know
  • 00:41:59.070 --> 00:42:01.020
  • how to dance.
  • 00:42:01.020 --> 00:42:03.070
  • And I'm gonna work on that.
  • 00:42:03.070 --> 00:42:04.250
  • Maybe I will, one of these--I
  • 00:42:04.250 --> 00:42:05.270
  • want you to welcome the founder
  • 00:42:05.270 --> 00:42:07.260
  • and Senior Pastor of Redemption
  • 00:42:07.260 --> 00:42:09.140
  • Church in Knoxville, Tennessee.
  • 00:42:09.140 --> 00:42:12.030
  • He is the President of the Power
  • 00:42:12.030 --> 00:42:13.240
  • of the Word television ministry
  • 00:42:13.240 --> 00:42:16.050
  • which is broadcast both
  • 00:42:16.050 --> 00:42:18.000
  • nationally and internationally
  • 00:42:18.000 --> 00:42:20.180
  • and I'm speaking about the
  • 00:42:20.180 --> 00:42:22.060
  • Senior Pastor, Dr. Ed King.
  • 00:42:22.060 --> 00:42:24.280
  • Give him a great big hand at
  • 00:42:24.280 --> 00:42:26.140
  • "Praise The Lord."
  • 00:42:26.140 --> 00:42:28.040
  • - Ed: Amen.
  • 00:42:28.040 --> 00:42:28.200
  • God bless you.
  • 00:42:28.200 --> 00:42:29.110
  • - Dwight: I'm glad to have you
  • 00:42:29.110 --> 00:42:30.030
  • here.
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  • - Ed: I'm glad to be here,
  • 00:42:30.150 --> 00:42:31.050
  • really, amen.
  • 00:42:31.050 --> 00:42:33.070
  • - Dwight: Now, it's my
  • 00:42:33.070 --> 00:42:33.270
  • understanding if I get this
  • 00:42:33.270 --> 00:42:35.050
  • right, this is your first time
  • 00:42:35.050 --> 00:42:36.070
  • on Trinity to be with us?
  • 00:42:36.070 --> 00:42:37.210
  • - Ed: It is, it is.
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  • - Dwight: Well, that's too long
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  • ago.
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  • - Ed: Well, yeah.
  • 00:42:41.090 --> 00:42:42.080
  • - Dwight: You should have been
  • 00:42:42.080 --> 00:42:43.050
  • in here a long time ago.
  • 00:42:43.050 --> 00:42:43.270
  • And I've had the privilege on a
  • 00:42:43.270 --> 00:42:45.100
  • couple of occasions of preaching
  • 00:42:45.100 --> 00:42:46.260
  • in your great church.
  • 00:42:46.260 --> 00:42:48.110
  • And I'm telling you, it is
  • 00:42:48.110 --> 00:42:50.110
  • amazing what the Lord is doing
  • 00:42:50.110 --> 00:42:52.260
  • at Redemption there in
  • 00:42:52.260 --> 00:42:54.040
  • Knoxville, Tennessee.
  • 00:42:54.040 --> 00:42:55.290
  • And all of you folks in that
  • 00:42:55.290 --> 00:42:57.090
  • region, you just have to get
  • 00:42:57.090 --> 00:42:58.230
  • over there and see what
  • 00:42:58.230 --> 00:42:59.240
  • Dr. Eddie King and his beautiful
  • 00:42:59.290 --> 00:43:03.010
  • First Lady and also Pastor
  • 00:43:03.010 --> 00:43:05.060
  • Nora King, what's happening at
  • 00:43:05.090 --> 00:43:08.090
  • Redemption Church is absolutely
  • 00:43:08.090 --> 00:43:10.180
  • phenomenal.
  • 00:43:10.180 --> 00:43:12.010
  • Thank you for the privilege of
  • 00:43:12.010 --> 00:43:13.070
  • letting me come there and thank
  • 00:43:13.070 --> 00:43:15.170
  • you for being with us tonight.
  • 00:43:15.170 --> 00:43:17.070
  • - Ed: Well, it's a joy and a
  • 00:43:17.070 --> 00:43:18.030
  • treat to be with you.
  • 00:43:18.030 --> 00:43:19.020
  • I really say that.
  • 00:43:19.020 --> 00:43:20.000
  • It's a delight to be with you,
  • 00:43:20.000 --> 00:43:21.060
  • of course.
  • 00:43:21.060 --> 00:43:22.110
  • bit more about what you were
  • 00:43:24.180 --> 00:43:25.210
  • saying about this great
  • 00:43:25.210 --> 00:43:27.120
  • Trinity Broadcasting Network,
  • 00:43:27.120 --> 00:43:30.000
  • the things that were started
  • 00:43:30.000 --> 00:43:31.110
  • And, you know, I go back almost
  • 00:43:34.080 --> 00:43:37.080
  • to the beginning when I first
  • 00:43:37.080 --> 00:43:38.190
  • moved to California to go to
  • 00:43:38.190 --> 00:43:40.110
  • seminary and I began to learn
  • 00:43:40.110 --> 00:43:41.230
  • about Trinity Broadcasting back
  • 00:43:41.230 --> 00:43:43.250
  • when it was just in its infancy.
  • 00:43:43.250 --> 00:43:45.230
  • And to see what God has done
  • 00:43:45.230 --> 00:43:47.270
  • with this network all around
  • 00:43:47.270 --> 00:43:49.190
  • this world is an amazing thing.
  • 00:43:49.190 --> 00:43:51.190
  • And it's a real joy
  • 00:43:51.190 --> 00:43:52.200
  • to be with you.
  • 00:43:52.200 --> 00:43:53.230
  • It's a real privilege to sit
  • 00:43:53.230 --> 00:43:55.020
  • here and it's a real privilege
  • 00:43:55.020 --> 00:43:56.090
  • to talk to each of you that are
  • 00:43:56.090 --> 00:43:57.280
  • out there watching us.
  • 00:43:57.280 --> 00:43:59.080
  • And I believe that God has
  • 00:43:59.080 --> 00:44:01.120
  • something very, very special
  • 00:44:01.120 --> 00:44:02.230
  • planned for you tonight.
  • 00:44:02.230 --> 00:44:04.220
  • - Dwight: I do too.
  • 00:44:04.220 --> 00:44:05.100
  • I do too.
  • 00:44:05.100 --> 00:44:06.020
  • - Ed: Amen.
  • 00:44:06.020 --> 00:44:06.210
  • - Dwight: Well, with that said,
  • 00:44:06.210 --> 00:44:07.190
  • Dr. King, let's just get into
  • 00:44:07.190 --> 00:44:10.070
  • this.
  • 00:44:10.070 --> 00:44:11.020
  • You and I have been talking
  • 00:44:11.020 --> 00:44:11.260
  • about some things and I'm just
  • 00:44:11.260 --> 00:44:13.210
  • gonna let you just set the pace
  • 00:44:13.210 --> 00:44:15.020
  • on this but there's a lot of
  • 00:44:15.020 --> 00:44:17.270
  • people that needs to have a real
  • 00:44:17.270 --> 00:44:19.290
  • clear understanding that now
  • 00:44:20.230 --> 00:44:23.230
  • is the time to give their life
  • 00:44:24.070 --> 00:44:27.070
  • to Jesus Christ.
  • 00:44:27.070 --> 00:44:28.060
  • - Ed: Absolutely.
  • 00:44:28.060 --> 00:44:29.080
  • - Dwight: There's some tough
  • 00:44:29.080 --> 00:44:31.010
  • time coming and only those that
  • 00:44:31.010 --> 00:44:33.080
  • receive Christ and their Savior
  • 00:44:33.230 --> 00:44:36.230
  • is going to have that there,
  • 00:44:36.230 --> 00:44:38.170
  • the security that they need to
  • 00:44:38.250 --> 00:44:41.250
  • go through some tough times
  • 00:44:41.250 --> 00:44:44.210
  • that are on the horizon but
  • 00:44:44.210 --> 00:44:47.030
  • thank God, in him we have
  • 00:44:47.040 --> 00:44:50.040
  • safety and protection.
  • 00:44:50.040 --> 00:44:52.200
  • So let's just get into this.
  • 00:44:52.200 --> 00:44:53.270
  • Pastor, lead us in what
  • 00:44:53.270 --> 00:44:55.270
  • the Holy Spirit has led you.
  • 00:44:55.270 --> 00:44:58.010
  • - Ed: Well, everywhere I go and
  • 00:44:58.010 --> 00:44:59.000
  • I think it's pretty common
  • 00:44:59.000 --> 00:45:01.050
  • for most people who represent
  • 00:45:01.050 --> 00:45:03.070
  • Jesus Christ, who are called
  • 00:45:03.070 --> 00:45:04.130
  • into the ministry, and carry
  • 00:45:04.130 --> 00:45:05.180
  • this Word that we carry.
  • 00:45:05.180 --> 00:45:07.170
  • One of the questions that always
  • 00:45:07.170 --> 00:45:09.070
  • comes up, what in the world
  • 00:45:09.070 --> 00:45:10.180
  • is going on?
  • 00:45:10.180 --> 00:45:13.120
  • We see society in ways that
  • 00:45:13.120 --> 00:45:15.020
  • we've never seen it before.
  • 00:45:15.020 --> 00:45:16.240
  • We see things happening in our
  • 00:45:16.240 --> 00:45:17.290
  • local communities.
  • 00:45:17.290 --> 00:45:19.250
  • We see it happening globally.
  • 00:45:19.250 --> 00:45:21.170
  • We see it happening in our
  • 00:45:21.170 --> 00:45:22.280
  • nation, in nations of the world.
  • 00:45:22.280 --> 00:45:24.280
  • And all of us have questions.
  • 00:45:24.280 --> 00:45:26.220
  • What's going on?
  • 00:45:26.220 --> 00:45:28.150
  • And the only way that we can
  • 00:45:28.150 --> 00:45:29.250
  • really effectively answer those
  • 00:45:29.250 --> 00:45:31.150
  • questions is to look to the Word
  • 00:45:31.150 --> 00:45:33.060
  • of God.
  • 00:45:33.060 --> 00:45:33.270
  • There's no man, really, that has
  • 00:45:33.270 --> 00:45:36.090
  • the ability to tell us or give
  • 00:45:36.090 --> 00:45:37.260
  • us an analysis of what's going
  • 00:45:37.260 --> 00:45:39.190
  • on.
  • 00:45:39.190 --> 00:45:40.160
  • Now, we know that Jesus himself
  • 00:45:40.160 --> 00:45:43.140
  • told us in the Book of Luke,
  • 00:45:43.140 --> 00:45:44.230
  • chapter 21, he said that when
  • 00:45:44.230 --> 00:45:47.170
  • certain things begin to take
  • 00:45:47.170 --> 00:45:49.130
  • place, not a generation will
  • 00:45:49.130 --> 00:45:51.160
  • pass until all is fulfilled.
  • 00:45:52.090 --> 00:45:55.090
  • And so once this process that he
  • 00:45:57.030 --> 00:46:00.050
  • referred to begins, it goes
  • 00:46:00.050 --> 00:46:03.030
  • without interruption, it goes
  • 00:46:03.210 --> 00:46:06.210
  • without breaks, it goes until
  • 00:46:06.210 --> 00:46:09.130
  • its completion.
  • 00:46:09.130 --> 00:46:10.220
  • Now the things that we're
  • 00:46:10.220 --> 00:46:11.260
  • talking about, we know that
  • 00:46:11.260 --> 00:46:13.070
  • Jesus in Matthew 24, Luke 21,
  • 00:46:14.030 --> 00:46:17.030
  • Mark 13, Luke 17, gave us a
  • 00:46:17.030 --> 00:46:20.010
  • number of things that he said
  • 00:46:20.010 --> 00:46:21.280
  • would happen.
  • 00:46:21.280 --> 00:46:22.220
  • We know wars, rumors of wars,
  • 00:46:22.220 --> 00:46:23.250
  • earthquakes, things of that
  • 00:46:23.250 --> 00:46:25.080
  • nature.
  • 00:46:25.080 --> 00:46:26.040
  • Then of course, always the
  • 00:46:26.040 --> 00:46:27.090
  • classic comeback to that is,
  • 00:46:27.090 --> 00:46:29.040
  • "Well, these things have gone on
  • 00:46:29.040 --> 00:46:30.280
  • since time has been recorded,
  • 00:46:31.240 --> 00:46:34.240
  • since events have been
  • 00:46:34.240 --> 00:46:35.250
  • recorded."
  • 00:46:35.250 --> 00:46:36.210
  • Well, that's true.
  • 00:46:36.210 --> 00:46:37.230
  • But the difference is the
  • 00:46:41.120 --> 00:46:44.120
  • beginning of that generation
  • 00:46:44.120 --> 00:46:46.270
  • started when Israel became
  • 00:46:46.270 --> 00:46:49.050
  • a nation.
  • 00:46:49.050 --> 00:46:50.250
  • And that started in 1948.
  • 00:46:50.250 --> 00:46:53.140
  • And then there's another little
  • 00:46:53.140 --> 00:46:55.140
  • part B to that, that we find
  • 00:46:55.140 --> 00:46:58.070
  • happened in 1967 when it says
  • 00:46:58.070 --> 00:47:00.140
  • that Jerusalem shall be trodden
  • 00:47:00.170 --> 00:47:03.170
  • down of the Gentiles until
  • 00:47:03.170 --> 00:47:04.270
  • the time of the Gentiles
  • 00:47:04.270 --> 00:47:06.080
  • be fulfilled."
  • 00:47:06.080 --> 00:47:07.150
  • Now the time of the Gentiles
  • 00:47:07.150 --> 00:47:08.190
  • could be referred to as the
  • 00:47:08.190 --> 00:47:10.090
  • church age and that's when God
  • 00:47:10.100 --> 00:47:13.100
  • begins to transfer his attention
  • 00:47:13.100 --> 00:47:15.280
  • from the nations to the nation
  • 00:47:16.260 --> 00:47:19.260
  • of Israel.
  • 00:47:19.260 --> 00:47:20.260
  • And things begin to focus
  • 00:47:20.260 --> 00:47:22.030
  • that way.
  • 00:47:22.030 --> 00:47:23.090
  • And so that generation actually
  • 00:47:23.090 --> 00:47:25.260
  • started after Israel was
  • 00:47:25.260 --> 00:47:28.030
  • restored as a nation and then
  • 00:47:28.030 --> 00:47:29.260
  • Jerusalem came back into the
  • 00:47:29.260 --> 00:47:31.030
  • hands of the Jewish people.
  • 00:47:31.030 --> 00:47:33.060
  • And so that started a process.
  • 00:47:33.060 --> 00:47:35.050
  • Now, we always ask the question,
  • 00:47:35.080 --> 00:47:38.080
  • "How long is a generation?"
  • 00:47:38.080 --> 00:47:40.040
  • And there's a lot of Bible
  • 00:47:40.040 --> 00:47:41.090
  • theologians that have a lot of
  • 00:47:41.090 --> 00:47:42.170
  • variations on that.
  • 00:47:42.170 --> 00:47:44.000
  • Some say 40 years, "because of
  • 00:47:44.000 --> 00:47:45.100
  • the children of Israel in the
  • 00:47:45.100 --> 00:47:47.080
  • wilderness," that.
  • 00:47:47.080 --> 00:47:48.230
  • Some say 70 years.
  • 00:47:48.230 --> 00:47:50.110
  • Some say 120 years, "the days of
  • 00:47:50.240 --> 00:47:53.240
  • man are 120 years."
  • 00:47:53.240 --> 00:47:55.230
  • Some take the genealogies we've
  • 00:47:55.230 --> 00:47:57.280
  • found in the gospels, they break
  • 00:47:57.280 --> 00:47:59.250
  • those down, they take the years,
  • 00:47:59.250 --> 00:48:01.080
  • and they divide that up and they
  • 00:48:01.080 --> 00:48:02.120
  • come up with 52 years.
  • 00:48:02.120 --> 00:48:04.150
  • So there's a lot of variations
  • 00:48:04.150 --> 00:48:05.210
  • on that.
  • 00:48:05.210 --> 00:48:06.270
  • I'll be the first to tell you
  • 00:48:06.270 --> 00:48:08.010
  • I don't really know exactly how
  • 00:48:08.010 --> 00:48:10.000
  • long a generation is.
  • 00:48:10.000 --> 00:48:11.120
  • But I do know that a generation
  • 00:48:11.120 --> 00:48:13.000
  • will not take--will not pass
  • 00:48:13.000 --> 00:48:14.220
  • 'til all the things be
  • 00:48:14.220 --> 00:48:15.260
  • fulfilled.
  • 00:48:15.260 --> 00:48:16.240
  • Well, one of the things that we
  • 00:48:16.240 --> 00:48:18.120
  • hear, of course, are wars,
  • 00:48:18.120 --> 00:48:20.010
  • rumors of wars, things of that
  • 00:48:20.010 --> 00:48:21.020
  • nature.
  • 00:48:21.020 --> 00:48:22.040
  • And we know that that's--in my
  • 00:48:22.040 --> 00:48:24.050
  • whole lifetime, that's been a
  • 00:48:24.050 --> 00:48:26.120
  • commonality.
  • 00:48:26.120 --> 00:48:28.130
  • But again, the restoration of
  • 00:48:28.130 --> 00:48:29.100
  • Israel to a national status,
  • 00:48:31.030 --> 00:48:34.030
  • that's huge.
  • 00:48:34.030 --> 00:48:35.090
  • But then, we find Israel
  • 00:48:35.210 --> 00:48:38.210
  • referred to in Matthew 24 as the
  • 00:48:38.210 --> 00:48:41.190
  • fig tree.
  • 00:48:41.190 --> 00:48:42.100
  • It says, "When the fig tree
  • 00:48:42.100 --> 00:48:43.050
  • buds, we know that summer is
  • 00:48:43.050 --> 00:48:45.130
  • nigh."
  • 00:48:45.130 --> 00:48:46.050
  • And so the Bible tells us that
  • 00:48:46.050 --> 00:48:47.080
  • we don't know the day or the
  • 00:48:47.080 --> 00:48:48.060
  • hour the Lord's coming but we
  • 00:48:48.060 --> 00:48:49.080
  • can know the season.
  • 00:48:49.080 --> 00:48:50.250
  • When that fig tree buds.
  • 00:48:50.250 --> 00:48:52.060
  • And it goes on to talk about
  • 00:48:52.210 --> 00:48:55.210
  • there are other prophetic trees,
  • 00:48:55.210 --> 00:48:57.130
  • if you will.
  • 00:48:57.130 --> 00:48:58.210
  • The fig tree being one, but
  • 00:48:58.210 --> 00:48:59.290
  • there are other prophetic trees.
  • 00:48:59.290 --> 00:49:01.140
  • Now, one of the signs
  • 00:49:01.140 --> 00:49:02.160
  • that--well, it's many of the
  • 00:49:02.160 --> 00:49:04.070
  • signs that we find unfolding
  • 00:49:04.070 --> 00:49:06.140
  • before our eyes are the
  • 00:49:06.140 --> 00:49:07.240
  • nations.
  • 00:49:10.230 --> 00:49:11.260
  • This is very, very, very
  • 00:49:11.260 --> 00:49:13.040
  • significant.
  • 00:49:13.040 --> 00:49:14.150
  • Now, there's a battle mentioned
  • 00:49:14.150 --> 00:49:16.030
  • in the Book of Ezekiel chapter
  • 00:49:16.030 --> 00:49:18.020
  • 38 and on into chapter 39,
  • 00:49:18.220 --> 00:49:21.220
  • where it gives the alignment of
  • 00:49:21.220 --> 00:49:23.240
  • nations in a coalition that will
  • 00:49:24.280 --> 00:49:27.280
  • a series of battles that leads
  • 00:49:32.170 --> 00:49:35.110
  • ultimately to the battle of
  • 00:49:35.110 --> 00:49:36.170
  • Armageddon.
  • 00:49:36.170 --> 00:49:37.250
  • It is not the battle of
  • 00:49:37.250 --> 00:49:38.250
  • Armageddon, but it starts
  • 00:49:38.250 --> 00:49:40.190
  • the process that leads to
  • 00:49:40.190 --> 00:49:42.140
  • Armageddon.
  • 00:49:42.140 --> 00:49:43.190
  • Some 7 years from one to
  • 00:49:43.190 --> 00:49:46.060
  • the other and a few things
  • 00:49:46.060 --> 00:49:48.030
  • in between that fall into
  • 00:49:48.030 --> 00:49:50.190
  • that category.
  • 00:49:50.190 --> 00:49:51.280
  • But we find those nations being
  • 00:49:51.280 --> 00:49:53.160
  • very significant and very
  • 00:49:53.160 --> 00:49:54.230
  • important because it starts that
  • 00:49:54.230 --> 00:49:55.280
  • major countdown or campaign
  • 00:49:55.280 --> 00:49:58.120
  • toward Armageddon.
  • 00:49:58.120 --> 00:49:59.200
  • The first nation that's
  • 00:49:59.200 --> 00:50:01.000
  • mentioned there, you'll find in
  • 00:50:01.000 --> 00:50:02.280
  • some of your translations it
  • 00:50:02.280 --> 00:50:04.070
  • uses the word Rosh, which would
  • 00:50:04.070 --> 00:50:07.030
  • be Russia.
  • 00:50:07.030 --> 00:50:08.290
  • And so we find that when the
  • 00:50:08.290 --> 00:50:10.170
  • Scripture gives you a list like
  • 00:50:10.170 --> 00:50:11.260
  • that in descending order, it
  • 00:50:11.260 --> 00:50:14.070
  • starts with the most important
  • 00:50:14.070 --> 00:50:15.240
  • and then it begins to count down
  • 00:50:15.240 --> 00:50:17.160
  • from there.
  • 00:50:17.160 --> 00:50:18.230
  • We find the second nation
  • 00:50:18.230 --> 00:50:20.020
  • mentioned in that list--we found
  • 00:50:20.020 --> 00:50:22.260
  • Russia, we found Persia.
  • 00:50:22.260 --> 00:50:24.080
  • Now Persia changed its name to
  • 00:50:24.080 --> 00:50:26.130
  • And I think that's very
  • 00:50:30.100 --> 00:50:31.160
  • significant in the times that
  • 00:50:31.160 --> 00:50:33.160
  • we're living in.
  • 00:50:33.160 --> 00:50:34.190
  • Now, I was in Israel just a
  • 00:50:34.190 --> 00:50:36.170
  • couple of months ago and we were
  • 00:50:36.170 --> 00:50:38.280
  • up in the Golan Heights and
  • 00:50:38.280 --> 00:50:40.240
  • we're looking out across the
  • 00:50:40.240 --> 00:50:42.100
  • terrain and we're looking over
  • 00:50:42.100 --> 00:50:43.270
  • into the nation of Syria
  • 00:50:43.270 --> 00:50:45.140
  • and we were listening, not
  • 00:50:45.140 --> 00:50:47.260
  • intentionally listening, but we
  • 00:50:47.260 --> 00:50:49.140
  • could hear in the far distance,
  • 00:50:49.140 --> 00:50:51.280
  • we could hear the Russian bombs
  • 00:50:51.280 --> 00:50:53.180
  • falling in Syria.
  • 00:50:53.180 --> 00:50:56.070
  • Now, here we have for the first
  • 00:50:56.070 --> 00:50:57.140
  • time in history, in our
  • 00:50:57.140 --> 00:50:59.080
  • lifetime, we have this nation
  • 00:50:59.080 --> 00:51:01.050
  • an invasion of Israel,
  • 00:51:03.090 --> 00:51:04.280
  • on the border of Israel.
  • 00:51:04.280 --> 00:51:06.190
  • And that same nation
  • 00:51:06.190 --> 00:51:09.020
  • is providing the technological
  • 00:51:10.030 --> 00:51:13.030
  • scientific knowledge to Iran or
  • 00:51:14.130 --> 00:51:17.130
  • Persia on how to build a nuclear
  • 00:51:17.130 --> 00:51:19.140
  • bomb.
  • 00:51:19.140 --> 00:51:20.100
  • We, as a nation, just gave $150
  • 00:51:20.100 --> 00:51:22.290
  • billion to this nation, Iran, to
  • 00:51:23.270 --> 00:51:26.270
  • do this among other things, to
  • 00:51:28.090 --> 00:51:31.090
  • promote global terrorism and all
  • 00:51:32.180 --> 00:51:35.180
  • the things that go on there.
  • 00:51:35.180 --> 00:51:37.250
  • Now, this is going on right now.
  • 00:51:37.250 --> 00:51:39.220
  • And so when we ask ourself, "Are
  • 00:51:39.220 --> 00:51:41.030
  • we that generation," I don't
  • 00:51:41.030 --> 00:51:42.220
  • think that we could even
  • 00:51:42.220 --> 00:51:43.240
  • remotely suggest that we're not
  • 00:51:43.240 --> 00:51:45.020
  • that nation--or that generation.
  • 00:51:45.020 --> 00:51:47.180
  • I mean, these things are
  • 00:51:47.180 --> 00:51:48.140
  • happening.
  • 00:51:48.140 --> 00:51:49.090
  • - Dwight: It's happening right
  • 00:51:49.090 --> 00:51:50.010
  • now.
  • 00:51:50.010 --> 00:51:50.160
  • - Ed: And they're happening
  • 00:51:50.160 --> 00:51:51.070
  • before our eyes.
  • 00:51:51.070 --> 00:51:51.290
  • - Dwight: Okay.
  • 00:51:51.290 --> 00:51:52.180
  • - Ed: So we have Israel coming
  • 00:51:52.180 --> 00:51:53.120
  • into this place of being
  • 00:51:53.120 --> 00:51:55.050
  • restored as a nation.
  • 00:51:55.050 --> 00:51:56.150
  • Then we have the alignment of
  • 00:51:56.150 --> 00:51:57.250
  • the prophetic nations.
  • 00:51:57.250 --> 00:51:59.010
  • Now, interestingly enough, in
  • 00:51:59.010 --> 00:52:01.010
  • that list, it gives you Persia,
  • 00:52:01.010 --> 00:52:03.130
  • Ethiopia, Libya, and certain
  • 00:52:03.130 --> 00:52:05.200
  • nations.
  • 00:52:05.200 --> 00:52:06.130
  • Now, when the Arab Spring began
  • 00:52:06.130 --> 00:52:08.100
  • back, a few years ago, it began
  • 00:52:08.190 --> 00:52:11.190
  • in Tunisia, which is on the
  • 00:52:11.190 --> 00:52:12.200
  • border of Libya, started over
  • 00:52:12.200 --> 00:52:15.110
  • through Egypt and all of
  • 00:52:15.110 --> 00:52:16.210
  • Northern Africa began to be
  • 00:52:16.210 --> 00:52:18.040
  • destabilized.
  • 00:52:18.040 --> 00:52:19.250
  • That was prophesied as a part of
  • 00:52:19.250 --> 00:52:21.040
  • these coming events.
  • 00:52:21.040 --> 00:52:22.270
  • Now, the leader of Libya was
  • 00:52:22.270 --> 00:52:25.070
  • deposed, he was killed.
  • 00:52:25.070 --> 00:52:26.290
  • The leader of Egypt was deposed.
  • 00:52:26.290 --> 00:52:29.040
  • And so when you go through that
  • 00:52:29.040 --> 00:52:31.020
  • list of words there, you'll find
  • 00:52:31.020 --> 00:52:33.170
  • the word "Cush" and "Put," which
  • 00:52:33.170 --> 00:52:35.270
  • refers to Africa.
  • 00:52:35.280 --> 00:52:38.280
  • So the reason I say that is the
  • 00:52:38.280 --> 00:52:40.170
  • destabilization of Northern
  • 00:52:40.170 --> 00:52:43.090
  • Africa, which are Muslim
  • 00:52:43.090 --> 00:52:44.230
  • nations, by the way.
  • 00:52:44.230 --> 00:52:46.230
  • That's prophesied in the Word of
  • 00:52:46.230 --> 00:52:47.290
  • God to set the stage for this
  • 00:52:47.290 --> 00:52:49.250
  • countdown of battles that leads
  • 00:52:50.030 --> 00:52:53.030
  • ultimately to Armageddon.
  • 00:52:53.030 --> 00:52:55.060
  • Now, when the battle of Gog and
  • 00:52:56.190 --> 00:52:59.190
  • Magog takes place, now, it is my
  • 00:52:59.210 --> 00:53:02.230
  • opinion and the opinion of a lot
  • 00:53:02.230 --> 00:53:04.150
  • of other Bible scholars that
  • 00:53:04.240 --> 00:53:07.240
  • that takes place shortly after
  • 00:53:07.240 --> 00:53:09.290
  • the Rapture of the church.
  • 00:53:09.290 --> 00:53:12.160
  • And so if it takes place shortly
  • 00:53:12.160 --> 00:53:14.130
  • after the Rapture of the church,
  • 00:53:14.130 --> 00:53:17.060
  • that would make us have to be
  • 00:53:17.160 --> 00:53:20.160
  • the Rapture generation.
  • 00:53:20.160 --> 00:53:22.080
  • Would have to be.
  • 00:53:22.080 --> 00:53:24.240
  • - Dwight: How many's hearing
  • 00:53:24.240 --> 00:53:25.150
  • this?
  • 00:53:25.150 --> 00:53:26.140
  • That'll get your attention,
  • 00:53:26.140 --> 00:53:28.150
  • won't it?
  • 00:53:28.150 --> 00:53:29.030
  • - Ed: Yeah, it will.
  • 00:53:29.030 --> 00:53:29.260
  • - Dwight: Yeah, yeah.
  • 00:53:29.260 --> 00:53:30.170
  • - Ed: And so I think that it's
  • 00:53:30.170 --> 00:53:31.110
  • time for each of us who are
  • 00:53:31.110 --> 00:53:33.270
  • serious about our own personal
  • 00:53:33.270 --> 00:53:35.290
  • condition to make sure that we
  • 00:53:35.290 --> 00:53:37.270
  • have a right relationship
  • 00:53:37.270 --> 00:53:39.070
  • with Jesus Christ.
  • 00:53:39.070 --> 00:53:40.260
  • Because I don't think that it's
  • 00:53:40.260 --> 00:53:43.260
  • the way it used to be.
  • 00:53:43.260 --> 00:53:45.200
  • I think that we've turned a
  • 00:53:45.200 --> 00:53:46.160
  • corner.
  • 00:53:46.160 --> 00:53:47.090
  • I think that there are things
  • 00:53:47.090 --> 00:53:48.080
  • that are different than they
  • 00:53:48.080 --> 00:53:49.160
  • were and I think the signs are
  • 00:53:49.160 --> 00:53:51.000
  • out there.
  • 00:53:51.000 --> 00:53:52.070
  • We could go through long lists
  • 00:53:53.020 --> 00:53:56.020
  • of some of what these things
  • 00:53:56.020 --> 00:53:57.140
  • are.
  • 00:53:57.140 --> 00:53:58.160
  • One of the things, again related
  • 00:53:58.160 --> 00:54:00.130
  • to just what we said, is this
  • 00:54:00.130 --> 00:54:03.000
  • so-called two-state solution
  • 00:54:03.000 --> 00:54:05.050
  • that we're gonna divide the
  • 00:54:05.050 --> 00:54:06.140
  • land.
  • 00:54:06.140 --> 00:54:07.090
  • - Dwight: Two state?
  • 00:54:07.090 --> 00:54:08.140
  • - Ed: Two state.
  • 00:54:08.140 --> 00:54:09.160
  • Palestinian, Israeli,
  • 00:54:09.160 --> 00:54:11.070
  • in the same land.
  • 00:54:11.070 --> 00:54:12.290
  • And our government pushes that
  • 00:54:12.290 --> 00:54:14.230
  • as well as across Europe, they
  • 00:54:14.230 --> 00:54:17.030
  • And in Joel chapter 3, in verse
  • 00:54:19.180 --> 00:54:20.280
  • number 2, it says because of the
  • 00:54:20.280 --> 00:54:22.140
  • "dividing of the land," that
  • 00:54:22.150 --> 00:54:25.150
  • God's wrath or fury comes
  • 00:54:25.150 --> 00:54:26.130
  • up in his face.
  • 00:54:26.130 --> 00:54:28.030
  • So the dividing of the land is
  • 00:54:28.030 --> 00:54:29.290
  • what causes the things that lead
  • 00:54:29.290 --> 00:54:32.180
  • ultimately to the whole wrap-up,
  • 00:54:33.000 --> 00:54:36.000
  • to come to pass before our eyes.
  • 00:54:39.120 --> 00:54:42.120
  • And that's what's being pushed.
  • 00:54:42.120 --> 00:54:43.110
  • That's what's being politically
  • 00:54:43.110 --> 00:54:44.090
  • pushed now all over.
  • 00:54:44.090 --> 00:54:46.030
  • And so, interesting times.
  • 00:54:46.130 --> 00:54:49.130
  • - Dwight: Well, when we--now,
  • 00:54:49.130 --> 00:54:51.010
  • how many's with him right up
  • 00:54:51.010 --> 00:54:53.240
  • to this moment right now?
  • 00:54:53.240 --> 00:54:55.110
  • With everything that we have
  • 00:54:55.110 --> 00:54:56.270
  • just heard, what should we, the
  • 00:54:58.290 --> 00:55:02.010
  • children of God living at this
  • 00:55:02.010 --> 00:55:04.290
  • time--this sounds like a time
  • 00:55:07.280 --> 00:55:10.280
  • not to be playing church.
  • 00:55:12.050 --> 00:55:15.050
  • - Ed: Exactly.
  • 00:55:15.050 --> 00:55:15.270
  • Exactly.
  • 00:55:15.270 --> 00:55:17.150
  • - Dwight: And not to be
  • 00:55:17.150 --> 00:55:18.290
  • indecisive.
  • 00:55:18.290 --> 00:55:21.040
  • - Ed: Right, exactly.
  • 00:55:23.150 --> 00:55:26.150
  • - Dwight: Not to be loose in
  • 00:55:27.010 --> 00:55:30.010
  • how we live and careless.
  • 00:55:30.030 --> 00:55:33.030
  • I'm gonna go a step further.
  • 00:55:33.030 --> 00:55:34.240
  • Not to see how close we can live
  • 00:55:35.180 --> 00:55:38.180
  • to the world.
  • 00:55:38.180 --> 00:55:40.040
  • - Ed: Yeah, amen.
  • 00:55:40.040 --> 00:55:41.080
  • - Dwight: But it seems like, to
  • 00:55:41.080 --> 00:55:42.130
  • me, based on what we know is
  • 00:55:42.130 --> 00:55:44.010
  • taking place right now, this is
  • 00:55:44.010 --> 00:55:45.080
  • the time to see how far we can
  • 00:55:45.080 --> 00:55:47.210
  • get from the love and the
  • 00:55:48.070 --> 00:55:51.070
  • affection we have had of the
  • 00:55:51.070 --> 00:55:53.000
  • world and how close we can get
  • 00:55:53.240 --> 00:55:56.240
  • to the only one that's going to
  • 00:55:56.240 --> 00:55:58.170
  • get us out of here safely and
  • 00:55:58.170 --> 00:56:00.060
  • that is Jesus Christ.
  • 00:56:00.060 --> 00:56:02.100
  • - Ed: Amen.
  • 00:56:02.100 --> 00:56:04.280
  • - Dwight: So he had some
  • 00:56:04.280 --> 00:56:05.170
  • things, John did,
  • 00:56:05.170 --> 00:56:08.040
  • even to the churches.
  • 00:56:08.210 --> 00:56:11.210
  • - Ed: Well, you go to the seven
  • 00:56:11.210 --> 00:56:14.060
  • churches mentioned in the first
  • 00:56:14.060 --> 00:56:15.080
  • three chapters of the Book of
  • 00:56:15.080 --> 00:56:17.130
  • Revelation, you'll find each one
  • 00:56:17.130 --> 00:56:19.200
  • of those churches, in my
  • 00:56:19.200 --> 00:56:21.190
  • opinion, represents a certain
  • 00:56:21.190 --> 00:56:22.280
  • church age.
  • 00:56:22.280 --> 00:56:24.290
  • Now, you'll find the last two,
  • 00:56:24.290 --> 00:56:26.220
  • obviously, if we're that Rapture
  • 00:56:26.220 --> 00:56:28.150
  • generation, we have to find
  • 00:56:28.150 --> 00:56:29.190
  • ourself close to the end of that
  • 00:56:29.190 --> 00:56:31.150
  • and we find two churches
  • 00:56:31.150 --> 00:56:33.010
  • mentioned in that passage.
  • 00:56:33.010 --> 00:56:35.100
  • One being the Philadelphia
  • 00:56:35.100 --> 00:56:36.130
  • church and one being what we
  • 00:56:36.130 --> 00:56:38.140
  • refer to as the Laodicean
  • 00:56:38.140 --> 00:56:39.150
  • church.
  • 00:56:39.150 --> 00:56:40.180
  • There are two distinct
  • 00:56:40.180 --> 00:56:41.240
  • differences in those churches
  • 00:56:41.240 --> 00:56:43.240
  • that are very, very, very
  • 00:56:43.240 --> 00:56:44.230
  • different.
  • 00:56:44.230 --> 00:56:45.260
  • Now, if we look in Isaiah
  • 00:56:45.260 --> 00:56:48.090
  • chapter 60, verses 1 and 2, we
  • 00:56:48.090 --> 00:56:50.050
  • find almost a contradiction of
  • 00:56:50.050 --> 00:56:52.190
  • You find it says that there's
  • 00:56:59.000 --> 00:57:00.070
  • gross darkness on the people but
  • 00:57:00.240 --> 00:57:03.240
  • it says in the middle of that
  • 00:57:03.240 --> 00:57:05.090
  • gross darkness, "arise, shine,
  • 00:57:05.090 --> 00:57:07.020
  • for your light is coming.
  • 00:57:07.020 --> 00:57:08.090
  • The glory of the Lord shall be
  • 00:57:08.090 --> 00:57:09.040
  • seen upon thee."
  • 00:57:09.040 --> 00:57:10.010
  • - Dwight: Uh-huh.
  • 00:57:10.010 --> 00:57:11.040
  • - Ed: Now I believe with all my
  • 00:57:11.040 --> 00:57:13.170
  • heart in light of these things,
  • 00:57:13.170 --> 00:57:15.160
  • if Jesus is coming soon and I
  • 00:57:15.160 --> 00:57:18.000
  • believe he is, that one of the
  • 00:57:18.000 --> 00:57:19.290
  • things he said he was coming for
  • 00:57:19.290 --> 00:57:21.080
  • was a church without spot,
  • 00:57:21.080 --> 00:57:22.290
  • wrinkle, or blemish.
  • 00:57:22.290 --> 00:57:23.270
  • He said he's coming for a
  • 00:57:23.270 --> 00:57:24.180
  • glorious church.
  • 00:57:24.180 --> 00:57:26.090
  • - Dwight: And I believe that.
  • 00:57:26.090 --> 00:57:27.230
  • - Ed: So that means the
  • 00:57:27.230 --> 00:57:28.160
  • church's greatest hour is not
  • 00:57:28.160 --> 00:57:29.070
  • behind us.
  • 00:57:29.070 --> 00:57:29.280
  • The church's greatest hour is
  • 00:57:29.280 --> 00:57:30.230
  • ahead of us.
  • 00:57:30.230 --> 00:57:32.000
  • - Dwight: Amen, I receive that.
  • 00:57:32.000 --> 00:57:32.280
  • live in, that looks like that's
  • 00:57:35.000 --> 00:57:35.280
  • impossible but it's not.
  • 00:57:35.280 --> 00:57:37.200
  • Evidently, that's the way it is.
  • 00:57:37.200 --> 00:57:39.100
  • So here you find that
  • 00:57:39.100 --> 00:57:41.030
  • Philadelphia church, that it
  • 00:57:42.020 --> 00:57:45.020
  • says because they had kept his
  • 00:57:45.020 --> 00:57:47.170
  • name, kept his Word, he said,
  • 00:57:47.170 --> 00:57:49.140
  • "I will keep you from the hour
  • 00:57:49.140 --> 00:57:51.170
  • of temptation or that hour of
  • 00:57:51.170 --> 00:57:53.080
  • testing," that comes on the
  • 00:57:53.080 --> 00:57:54.160
  • world, which we believe is that
  • 00:57:54.160 --> 00:57:56.030
  • what we refer to as Tribulation
  • 00:57:56.030 --> 00:57:57.180
  • period.
  • 00:57:57.180 --> 00:57:58.260
  • And so the Philadelphia church
  • 00:57:58.260 --> 00:58:00.240
  • in light of that would be what
  • 00:58:00.240 --> 00:58:01.260
  • we refer to as the Rapture
  • 00:58:01.260 --> 00:58:03.180
  • church, the church that's taken
  • 00:58:03.180 --> 00:58:05.250
  • out.
  • 00:58:05.250 --> 00:58:07.010
  • That church, that when the
  • 00:58:07.010 --> 00:58:08.200
  • trumpet sounds, the dead in
  • 00:58:08.200 --> 00:58:09.240
  • Christ shall rise first.
  • 00:58:09.240 --> 00:58:11.000
  • "We which are alive and remain
  • 00:58:11.000 --> 00:58:12.120
  • shall be caught up together with
  • 00:58:12.120 --> 00:58:13.240
  • him to meet the Lord in the air.
  • 00:58:13.240 --> 00:58:15.010
  • So shall we ever be with the
  • 00:58:15.010 --> 00:58:16.080
  • Lord," that group.
  • 00:58:16.080 --> 00:58:18.180
  • But you go on down and you find
  • 00:58:18.180 --> 00:58:19.250
  • that Laodicean church, the Bible
  • 00:58:19.250 --> 00:58:21.290
  • says that that church was rich
  • 00:58:22.250 --> 00:58:25.250
  • in material goods, increased
  • 00:58:26.220 --> 00:58:29.220
  • with goods, had need of nothing,
  • 00:58:29.220 --> 00:58:32.060
  • that is a pride in one's own
  • 00:58:32.280 --> 00:58:35.280
  • ability.
  • 00:58:35.280 --> 00:58:37.120
  • They have need of nothing from
  • 00:58:37.120 --> 00:58:38.270
  • the Lord or from anybody else,
  • 00:58:38.270 --> 00:58:41.030
  • so self-contained.
  • 00:58:41.030 --> 00:58:42.190
  • And so here you have one church
  • 00:58:42.280 --> 00:58:45.280
  • that it says, "I'll take you
  • 00:58:45.280 --> 00:58:47.200
  • from that hour of temptation
  • 00:58:47.200 --> 00:58:49.200
  • that shall come upon the world,"
  • 00:58:49.200 --> 00:58:51.090
  • the Rapture church, and here you
  • 00:58:51.090 --> 00:58:52.140
  • have this other church that it
  • 00:58:52.140 --> 00:58:54.070
  • goods," but in reality, God's
  • 00:58:57.190 --> 00:58:59.040
  • analysis is they were wretched,
  • 00:58:59.040 --> 00:59:01.090
  • miserable, poor, blind, and
  • 00:59:01.090 --> 00:59:03.110
  • naked.
  • 00:59:03.110 --> 00:59:04.100
  • And it says because of those
  • 00:59:04.100 --> 00:59:05.260
  • things, I will spew you out of
  • 00:59:05.260 --> 00:59:08.220
  • my mouth.
  • 00:59:08.220 --> 00:59:10.230
  • So here you have one church
  • 00:59:10.230 --> 00:59:12.100
  • that's the Rapture church.
  • 00:59:12.100 --> 00:59:13.170
  • Here you have the other church
  • 00:59:13.170 --> 00:59:14.240
  • that's what I believe to be
  • 00:59:14.240 --> 00:59:15.210
  • the left-behind church.
  • 00:59:15.210 --> 00:59:17.080
  • I mean, they may have beautiful
  • 00:59:19.160 --> 00:59:20.120
  • buildings.
  • 00:59:20.120 --> 00:59:21.180
  • They got people coming on Sunday
  • 00:59:21.180 --> 00:59:24.070
  • but there's one church that's
  • 00:59:24.070 --> 00:59:26.140
  • going and one church that's
  • 00:59:26.140 --> 00:59:27.250
  • staying.
  • 00:59:27.250 --> 00:59:29.190
  • And so what we have to do is
  • 00:59:29.190 --> 00:59:31.120
  • make sure, as we've heard
  • 00:59:31.230 --> 00:59:34.230
  • earlier in the broadcast, that
  • 00:59:34.290 --> 00:59:37.290
  • the one thing that makes all the
  • 00:59:37.290 --> 00:59:40.290
  • difference in the world is what
  • 00:59:40.290 --> 00:59:43.050
  • is your relationship with
  • 00:59:43.050 --> 00:59:44.090
  • Jesus Christ.
  • 00:59:44.090 --> 00:59:46.090
  • Now there's a whole,
  • 00:59:46.090 --> 00:59:48.050
  • you know, there's a whole lot of
  • 00:59:48.050 --> 00:59:51.000
  • religion in the world but
  • 00:59:51.210 --> 00:59:54.210
  • religion is not going to do it.
  • 00:59:54.210 --> 00:59:57.020
  • That group of people that he
  • 00:59:57.020 --> 00:59:58.240
  • said, "I will spew thee out of
  • 00:59:58.240 --> 01:00:00.170
  • my mouth," it says just below,
  • 01:00:00.290 --> 01:00:03.290
  • in reference to them, Jesus
  • 01:00:03.290 --> 01:00:06.040
  • said, "Behold, I stand at the
  • 01:00:06.040 --> 01:00:08.110
  • door and knock.
  • 01:00:08.110 --> 01:00:09.240
  • If any man will open the door,
  • 01:00:09.240 --> 01:00:11.250
  • I'll come in and sup with him
  • 01:00:11.250 --> 01:00:13.070
  • and he with me."
  • 01:00:13.070 --> 01:00:14.190
  • And so Jesus is knocking at the
  • 01:00:14.190 --> 01:00:16.210
  • door but we have to open the
  • 01:00:16.210 --> 01:00:18.040
  • door and let him in.
  • 01:00:18.040 --> 01:00:19.200
  • So what the point of that all
  • 01:00:19.200 --> 01:00:21.100
  • is, is being religious is not
  • 01:00:21.100 --> 01:00:24.080
  • gonna be good enough to be in
  • 01:00:24.080 --> 01:00:25.190
  • Christ.
  • 01:00:25.190 --> 01:00:27.050
  • He said, "I will come for
  • 01:00:27.050 --> 01:00:28.020
  • the dead in Christ."
  • 01:00:28.020 --> 01:00:30.170
  • So how do we make sure that
  • 01:00:30.170 --> 01:00:33.160
  • we're ready for that Rapture?
  • 01:00:33.160 --> 01:00:35.230
  • How do we make sure we're ready
  • 01:00:35.230 --> 01:00:37.000
  • for that trumpet that's gonna
  • 01:00:37.000 --> 01:00:38.060
  • sound because it comes without
  • 01:00:38.060 --> 01:00:39.130
  • warning.
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  • - Dwight: Yup.
  • 01:00:42.180 --> 01:00:43.150
  • - Ed: Yeah, we have to be
  • 01:00:43.150 --> 01:00:44.140
  • ready.
  • 01:00:44.140 --> 01:00:45.170
  • Well, we have to be in Christ.
  • 01:00:45.170 --> 01:00:46.240
  • There's not enough good works
  • 01:00:46.240 --> 01:00:47.230
  • that we can do.
  • 01:00:47.230 --> 01:00:49.020
  • There's not enough religious
  • 01:00:50.070 --> 01:00:53.070
  • activity.
  • 01:00:53.070 --> 01:00:54.170
  • There's not enough I can do in,
  • 01:00:54.170 --> 01:00:56.010
  • you know, community outreach or
  • 01:00:56.010 --> 01:00:57.170
  • community service that's gonna
  • 01:00:57.170 --> 01:00:58.210
  • qualify me for that event.
  • 01:00:58.210 --> 01:01:01.180
  • The only thing that will qualify
  • 01:01:01.180 --> 01:01:03.010
  • me is the shed blood of
  • 01:01:03.010 --> 01:01:04.120
  • Jesus Christ
  • 01:01:04.120 --> 01:01:05.230
  • that he did on Calvary's
  • 01:01:05.230 --> 01:01:06.270
  • cross and giving our hearts
  • 01:01:06.270 --> 01:01:08.260
  • and lives to him.
  • 01:01:08.260 --> 01:01:10.040
  • - Dwight: Let me just throw
  • 01:01:10.040 --> 01:01:11.060
  • this out to people and you can
  • 01:01:11.060 --> 01:01:13.190
  • sort of answer it if you wanna
  • 01:01:13.190 --> 01:01:15.000
  • kind of.
  • 01:01:15.000 --> 01:01:15.230
  • When is the last time that you
  • 01:01:15.230 --> 01:01:18.140
  • have heard a message not only on
  • 01:01:20.230 --> 01:01:23.230
  • the imminent or soon return of
  • 01:01:23.230 --> 01:01:25.240
  • Jesus Christ, but a message that
  • 01:01:27.100 --> 01:01:30.100
  • says he could come at any
  • 01:01:30.120 --> 01:01:33.120
  • moment?
  • 01:01:33.120 --> 01:01:35.030
  • Just in your own church, of all
  • 01:01:35.030 --> 01:01:37.220
  • the subjects that are chosen,
  • 01:01:37.220 --> 01:01:39.190
  • when's the last time that you've
  • 01:01:39.190 --> 01:01:41.200
  • ever heard that the most
  • 01:01:41.200 --> 01:01:44.050
  • phenomenal event that is about
  • 01:01:44.140 --> 01:01:47.140
  • to take place in an hour when
  • 01:01:47.140 --> 01:01:49.220
  • you think not.
  • 01:01:49.220 --> 01:01:51.020
  • Now, in preparation, Pastor, for
  • 01:01:51.020 --> 01:01:53.050
  • this, knowing what we were going
  • 01:01:53.050 --> 01:01:55.230
  • to talk about tonight, just in
  • 01:01:55.230 --> 01:01:57.170
  • Matthew 24, just you're
  • 01:01:57.170 --> 01:01:59.250
  • referring to Matthew 24.
  • 01:02:00.040 --> 01:02:03.040
  • I just jotted these down in
  • 01:02:03.040 --> 01:02:05.040
  • preparation for it.
  • 01:02:05.040 --> 01:02:06.150
  • He would say, now, "For as
  • 01:02:09.070 --> 01:02:12.070
  • the lightning cometh out of
  • 01:02:12.070 --> 01:02:13.210
  • the east, shineth even unto
  • 01:02:13.250 --> 01:02:16.250
  • the west; so shall also the
  • 01:02:16.250 --> 01:02:19.190
  • coming of the Son of man be."
  • 01:02:20.130 --> 01:02:23.130
  • Then in verse 36 it says, "But
  • 01:02:23.130 --> 01:02:26.090
  • of that day and hour knoweth no
  • 01:02:26.090 --> 01:02:29.040
  • man, not the angels of heaven,
  • 01:02:29.090 --> 01:02:32.090
  • but my Father only.
  • 01:02:32.090 --> 01:02:33.260
  • As they were as in the day as it
  • 01:02:33.260 --> 01:02:35.200
  • was in the days of Noah and the
  • 01:02:35.200 --> 01:02:37.170
  • days of the coming of the Son of
  • 01:02:37.170 --> 01:02:39.220
  • man, for in that days they were
  • 01:02:39.220 --> 01:02:42.030
  • before the flood they were
  • 01:02:42.030 --> 01:02:43.180
  • eating, drinking, marrying,
  • 01:02:43.180 --> 01:02:45.130
  • giving in marriage, until the
  • 01:02:45.130 --> 01:02:46.210
  • day that Noah entered the ark."
  • 01:02:46.210 --> 01:02:48.270
  • on them until they were taken
  • 01:02:52.210 --> 01:02:55.210
  • into the ark.
  • 01:02:55.210 --> 01:02:57.030
  • "They knew not until the flood
  • 01:02:57.030 --> 01:02:58.240
  • came, and took them all away; so
  • 01:02:58.240 --> 01:03:01.080
  • shall also the coming of
  • 01:03:01.080 --> 01:03:03.120
  • the Son of man be."
  • 01:03:03.120 --> 01:03:05.180
  • Now, I remember my dad preaching
  • 01:03:05.180 --> 01:03:07.080
  • on this subject right here
  • 01:03:07.080 --> 01:03:10.030
  • and I remember as a kid,
  • 01:03:10.030 --> 01:03:13.010
  • listening to this.
  • 01:03:13.010 --> 01:03:14.100
  • And remember as a kid, by
  • 01:03:14.220 --> 01:03:17.220
  • the time you got through hearing
  • 01:03:17.220 --> 01:03:19.090
  • this and you went to bed that
  • 01:03:19.090 --> 01:03:21.030
  • - Ed: Sure.
  • 01:03:23.290 --> 01:03:24.220
  • - Dwight: "Two shall be in
  • 01:03:24.220 --> 01:03:25.180
  • the field; one shall be taken,
  • 01:03:25.200 --> 01:03:28.200
  • and the other one left.
  • 01:03:28.200 --> 01:03:30.080
  • Two women shall be grinding at
  • 01:03:30.080 --> 01:03:31.280
  • the mill; the one shall be
  • 01:03:31.280 --> 01:03:33.170
  • taken, and the other one left.
  • 01:03:33.170 --> 01:03:35.220
  • Watch therefore:
  • 01:03:36.000 --> 01:03:39.000
  • for you know not
  • 01:03:39.000 --> 01:03:40.230
  • what hour your Lord doth come."
  • 01:03:40.230 --> 01:03:43.170
  • Now I remember we had
  • 01:03:45.090 --> 01:03:48.090
  • Dr. Paul Crouch on here at
  • 01:03:48.090 --> 01:03:50.270
  • one time and we had different
  • 01:03:51.050 --> 01:03:54.050
  • people, one talking about
  • 01:03:54.050 --> 01:03:55.290
  • pre-Trib, mid-Trib, post-Trib.
  • 01:03:55.290 --> 01:03:58.150
  • So we were right here on this
  • 01:03:58.150 --> 01:03:59.270
  • stage and we had 'em all.
  • 01:03:59.270 --> 01:04:02.260
  • Paul was sitting--I was sitting
  • 01:04:02.260 --> 01:04:05.000
  • where you are, I think.
  • 01:04:05.000 --> 01:04:06.000
  • Paul was over here,
  • 01:04:06.000 --> 01:04:06.240
  • and the others.
  • 01:04:06.240 --> 01:04:08.160
  • So everybody had given their
  • 01:04:08.160 --> 01:04:09.070
  • point of view and so everybody
  • 01:04:09.070 --> 01:04:11.020
  • has their point of view
  • 01:04:11.020 --> 01:04:11.290
  • on all of this.
  • 01:04:11.290 --> 01:04:13.160
  • But I can still
  • 01:04:13.160 --> 01:04:14.010
  • "Well," he kind of did his hand
  • 01:04:16.030 --> 01:04:17.120
  • like this.
  • 01:04:17.120 --> 01:04:18.250
  • This is on tape.
  • 01:04:18.250 --> 01:04:19.290
  • He said, "There's one thing
  • 01:04:19.290 --> 01:04:21.040
  • I do know.
  • 01:04:21.040 --> 01:04:22.180
  • You better be ready.
  • 01:04:22.180 --> 01:04:24.160
  • You better be ready.
  • 01:04:24.160 --> 01:04:26.230
  • You better be ready."
  • 01:04:26.230 --> 01:04:28.070
  • Well, I--what I see today
  • 01:04:28.070 --> 01:04:31.020
  • after--what I see and I want
  • 01:04:33.170 --> 01:04:36.170
  • you to pick up on this back to
  • 01:04:36.170 --> 01:04:37.280
  • the church of Laodicea.
  • 01:04:37.280 --> 01:04:40.210
  • What I see today, I see a
  • 01:04:40.210 --> 01:04:42.020
  • seismic shift in our culture.
  • 01:04:43.150 --> 01:04:46.150
  • Now, Dr. Jeffer's
  • 01:04:46.150 --> 01:04:49.130
  • is coming--got a coming--
  • 01:04:49.130 --> 01:04:51.050
  • a book coming out soon.
  • 01:04:51.050 --> 01:04:52.200
  • And it's going to be about
  • 01:04:52.200 --> 01:04:55.000
  • something to the effect of it
  • 01:04:55.000 --> 01:04:56.250
  • just seems like are all
  • 01:04:56.250 --> 01:04:58.100
  • religions the same?
  • 01:04:58.100 --> 01:04:59.290
  • Are they--or just is there more
  • 01:04:59.290 --> 01:05:02.030
  • than one way to get to heaven?
  • 01:05:02.030 --> 01:05:04.070
  • Now even among the evangelicals,
  • 01:05:04.100 --> 01:05:07.100
  • a great percentage of them have
  • 01:05:07.160 --> 01:05:10.160
  • finally concluded, whether
  • 01:05:11.070 --> 01:05:14.070
  • it's under the guise of being
  • 01:05:14.070 --> 01:05:16.130
  • politically correct.
  • 01:05:16.130 --> 01:05:18.100
  • One famous TV preacher, when
  • 01:05:19.120 --> 01:05:22.120
  • asked, he dodges it and is
  • 01:05:23.000 --> 01:05:26.000
  • saying, "Well, I don't know.
  • 01:05:26.000 --> 01:05:27.070
  • You know, I don't know.
  • 01:05:27.070 --> 01:05:28.250
  • I don't know."
  • 01:05:29.060 --> 01:05:32.060
  • Is Jesus the only way to heaven?
  • 01:05:32.060 --> 01:05:33.220
  • Well, you know, I don't--can
  • 01:05:33.220 --> 01:05:35.100
  • this one get to heaven going
  • 01:05:35.100 --> 01:05:36.210
  • their direction?
  • 01:05:36.210 --> 01:05:38.100
  • And the response was just three
  • 01:05:38.100 --> 01:05:39.290
  • times in that short interview,
  • 01:05:39.290 --> 01:05:42.090
  • "I don't know," "Well, I don't
  • 01:05:42.090 --> 01:05:43.230
  • know," "I don't know."
  • 01:05:43.230 --> 01:05:45.120
  • Well, then, what in the world,
  • 01:05:45.120 --> 01:05:46.290
  • the people that are in this room
  • 01:05:46.290 --> 01:05:48.160
  • and the people that are watching
  • 01:05:48.160 --> 01:05:50.040
  • by television, that we have now
  • 01:05:50.040 --> 01:05:52.030
  • reached the point,
  • 01:05:52.070 --> 01:05:55.070
  • sitting on this stage, that
  • 01:05:55.070 --> 01:05:57.010
  • Dwight Thompson, after 51 years
  • 01:05:57.010 --> 01:05:58.190
  • of preaching this gospel, that
  • 01:06:01.080 --> 01:06:04.080
  • where Jesus said in John 14
  • 01:06:04.080 --> 01:06:06.070
  • and 6, are you ready for this?
  • 01:06:09.200 --> 01:06:12.200
  • - Ed: We're ready.
  • 01:06:12.200 --> 01:06:13.100
  • Yeah, we're ready.
  • 01:06:13.100 --> 01:06:14.040
  • - Dwight: Are we really ready
  • 01:06:14.040 --> 01:06:15.130
  • for this?
  • 01:06:15.130 --> 01:06:16.290
  • Because it's not politically
  • 01:06:16.290 --> 01:06:17.260
  • correct.
  • 01:06:17.260 --> 01:06:19.170
  • Should we go ahead and rip this
  • 01:06:19.170 --> 01:06:20.200
  • page out of the Bible?
  • 01:06:20.200 --> 01:06:22.250
  • And here it is.
  • 01:06:22.250 --> 01:06:25.110
  • You just--you answer me.
  • 01:06:25.110 --> 01:06:26.200
  • You answer me this question.
  • 01:06:26.200 --> 01:06:29.000
  • As people that sit and listen to
  • 01:06:30.020 --> 01:06:33.020
  • the gospel coming over this
  • 01:06:33.020 --> 01:06:34.040
  • network, do we now reach the
  • 01:06:34.260 --> 01:06:37.260
  • place because it's popular that
  • 01:06:38.100 --> 01:06:41.100
  • we back it up and say, "Okay, to
  • 01:06:43.100 --> 01:06:46.100
  • be politically correct, what I'm
  • 01:06:46.100 --> 01:06:48.080
  • hedge this one a little bit,
  • 01:06:50.250 --> 01:06:52.160
  • but here's what it says"?
  • 01:06:52.160 --> 01:06:53.280
  • Jesus said, John 14:6,
  • 01:06:56.240 --> 01:06:59.240
  • "I am the way.
  • 01:06:59.240 --> 01:07:02.100
  • I am the truth.
  • 01:07:02.120 --> 01:07:05.120
  • I am the life."
  • 01:07:06.140 --> 01:07:09.140
  • - Ed: Yeah.
  • 01:07:11.290 --> 01:07:12.260
  • - Dwight: If what we've known.
  • 01:07:13.230 --> 01:07:16.230
  • So since I read this, then I'm
  • 01:07:21.150 --> 01:07:24.150
  • asked, "Do you really believe
  • 01:07:24.150 --> 01:07:27.020
  • that that's the only way that a
  • 01:07:27.020 --> 01:07:29.230
  • person's going to get from earth
  • 01:07:29.230 --> 01:07:31.050
  • to heaven?"
  • 01:07:31.050 --> 01:07:32.040
  • Well, since it's not politically
  • 01:07:32.040 --> 01:07:34.010
  • correct and then this man over
  • 01:07:34.010 --> 01:07:36.280
  • here that believes another god,
  • 01:07:36.280 --> 01:07:39.200
  • that's the god that they serve.
  • 01:07:39.200 --> 01:07:42.170
  • Well, so I don't, you know--it's
  • 01:07:44.020 --> 01:07:47.020
  • not politically correct so I
  • 01:07:47.020 --> 01:07:49.180
  • have to hedge on this.
  • 01:07:49.180 --> 01:07:51.090
  • and 6.
  • 01:07:55.000 --> 01:07:56.010
  • - Ed: He sure did.
  • 01:07:56.010 --> 01:07:56.210
  • - Dwight: Now, that wasn't all
  • 01:07:56.210 --> 01:07:57.140
  • of it.
  • 01:07:57.140 --> 01:07:59.280
  • "No man comes to the Father
  • 01:08:01.240 --> 01:08:04.240
  • except through me."
  • 01:08:04.240 --> 01:08:07.120
  • [audience applauding]
  • 01:08:11.110 --> 01:08:13.290
  • - Dwight: Really?
  • 01:08:13.290 --> 01:08:16.100
  • You mean, really?
  • 01:08:16.100 --> 01:08:17.170
  • That's it?
  • 01:08:17.170 --> 01:08:18.150
  • - Ed: Really.
  • 01:08:18.150 --> 01:08:19.220
  • - Dwight: Well, let me throw
  • 01:08:19.220 --> 01:08:20.210
  • out this statement.
  • 01:08:20.210 --> 01:08:23.080
  • I believe the greatest crowd
  • 01:08:26.000 --> 01:08:29.000
  • that will ever attend church
  • 01:08:29.000 --> 01:08:31.090
  • will be one day after the Coming
  • 01:08:34.020 --> 01:08:37.020
  • of the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • 01:08:37.070 --> 01:08:40.070
  • - Ed: That's right, yeah.
  • 01:08:40.070 --> 01:08:41.240
  • - Dwight: They're gonna pack
  • 01:08:41.240 --> 01:08:42.150
  • every church, every synagogue,
  • 01:08:43.010 --> 01:08:46.010
  • every temple.
  • 01:08:47.230 --> 01:08:50.230
  • And I wonder how many pastors
  • 01:08:50.230 --> 01:08:52.140
  • are going to be standing in the
  • 01:08:52.140 --> 01:08:53.180
  • pulpit?
  • 01:08:54.170 --> 01:08:57.170
  • That, simply said, whether
  • 01:08:57.170 --> 01:08:59.290
  • you're a Muslim or you're a
  • 01:08:59.290 --> 01:09:01.290
  • Buddhist, you can believe what
  • 01:09:01.290 --> 01:09:03.270
  • you want to.
  • 01:09:03.270 --> 01:09:05.170
  • After all, there's more than one
  • 01:09:05.170 --> 01:09:07.130
  • way to get to earth, from earth
  • 01:09:07.130 --> 01:09:10.110
  • to heaven.
  • 01:09:10.110 --> 01:09:11.210
  • It's not just Jesus Christ
  • 01:09:11.210 --> 01:09:14.190
  • alone.
  • 01:09:14.190 --> 01:09:15.110
  • Everybody's trying, doing their
  • 01:09:15.110 --> 01:09:18.080
  • best.
  • 01:09:18.080 --> 01:09:18.270
  • They have good intentions.
  • 01:09:18.270 --> 01:09:20.110
  • Well, I'll tell you one thing.
  • 01:09:20.110 --> 01:09:22.030
  • Paul Crouch will get up out of
  • 01:09:22.030 --> 01:09:23.030
  • that grave if he hears the
  • 01:09:23.030 --> 01:09:25.100
  • nonsense going from this network
  • 01:09:25.100 --> 01:09:27.150
  • that says you can believe
  • 01:09:27.150 --> 01:09:29.160
  • anything that you want to.
  • 01:09:29.160 --> 01:09:32.110
  • - Ed: Yeah, yeah.
  • 01:09:32.110 --> 01:09:34.180
  • - Dwight: Well, of course,
  • 01:09:34.180 --> 01:09:36.170
  • that's not in a literal sense.
  • 01:09:36.170 --> 01:09:37.280
  • Paul can't do that.
  • 01:09:37.280 --> 01:09:40.150
  • Well, then here's what it
  • 01:09:41.010 --> 01:09:44.010
  • simply comes down to.
  • 01:09:44.100 --> 01:09:47.100
  • In an age of tolerance, when we
  • 01:09:47.100 --> 01:09:49.250
  • are called intolerant and we
  • 01:09:50.110 --> 01:09:53.110
  • need to not be quite so
  • 01:09:53.230 --> 01:09:56.230
  • dogmatic, well then, where do we
  • 01:09:57.050 --> 01:10:00.050
  • stand on this?
  • 01:10:00.050 --> 01:10:01.250
  • Is this difficult for you,
  • 01:10:01.250 --> 01:10:03.130
  • Dwight Thompson, to take this
  • 01:10:03.130 --> 01:10:05.090
  • stand in the face of not being
  • 01:10:05.090 --> 01:10:07.170
  • politically correct?
  • 01:10:07.170 --> 01:10:09.230
  • Are you kidding me?
  • 01:10:09.230 --> 01:10:12.070
  • - Ed: Right, exactly.
  • 01:10:12.070 --> 01:10:13.080
  • - Dwight: Do you mean to tell
  • 01:10:13.080 --> 01:10:14.260
  • me that Paul warned that the day
  • 01:10:14.260 --> 01:10:17.160
  • will come when people will seek
  • 01:10:17.160 --> 01:10:18.290
  • out teachers, they have itching
  • 01:10:19.010 --> 01:10:22.010
  • ears and they want to find
  • 01:10:22.010 --> 01:10:23.170
  • somebody that will accommodate
  • 01:10:23.170 --> 01:10:26.080
  • them in their new belief and
  • 01:10:26.080 --> 01:10:28.120
  • in their new lifestyle?
  • 01:10:28.120 --> 01:10:31.120
  • You know what I have a problem
  • 01:10:31.120 --> 01:10:32.100
  • with?
  • 01:10:32.100 --> 01:10:33.150
  • Preachers saying on the air, "Go
  • 01:10:33.150 --> 01:10:35.050
  • on out there and sin all you
  • 01:10:35.050 --> 01:10:37.170
  • want to."
  • 01:10:37.170 --> 01:10:38.260
  • Well, I just got through hearing
  • 01:10:38.260 --> 01:10:41.070
  • O.S. Hawkins talk about that the
  • 01:10:41.070 --> 01:10:43.250
  • minute I became a child of God
  • 01:10:43.250 --> 01:10:45.270
  • that's the last thing that I
  • 01:10:45.270 --> 01:10:47.250
  • wanted to do was find somebody
  • 01:10:47.250 --> 01:10:49.290
  • to tell me, "Go on out there
  • 01:10:49.290 --> 01:10:51.270
  • and sin all that you want to."
  • 01:10:52.110 --> 01:10:55.110
  • Well, I'm gonna tell you
  • 01:10:55.110 --> 01:10:56.260
  • something.
  • 01:10:56.260 --> 01:10:57.230
  • It's wonderful, I suppose,
  • 01:10:57.230 --> 01:10:59.220
  • if that's where you wanna live
  • 01:10:59.220 --> 01:11:00.290
  • your life, to seek
  • 01:11:00.290 --> 01:11:03.260
  • the applause of men.
  • 01:11:03.260 --> 01:11:05.050
  • But quite frankly,
  • 01:11:05.050 --> 01:11:06.130
  • Dwight Thompson is not seeking
  • 01:11:06.130 --> 01:11:08.080
  • the applause of men.
  • 01:11:08.080 --> 01:11:09.280
  • I'm seeking the approval of
  • 01:11:09.280 --> 01:11:11.240
  • Almighty God.
  • 01:11:11.240 --> 01:11:13.140
  • - Ed: Amen, amen.
  • 01:11:14.060 --> 01:11:17.060
  • - Dwight: So here's what
  • 01:11:17.190 --> 01:11:20.190
  • the Bible says.
  • 01:11:20.190 --> 01:11:22.040
  • Acts chapter 4, verse 12.
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  • This is the way he said it,
  • 01:11:27.020 --> 01:11:29.090
  • "There is no other name given
  • 01:11:29.090 --> 01:11:31.140
  • under heaven whereby man might
  • 01:11:32.090 --> 01:11:35.090
  • be saved, but the name of
  • 01:11:35.200 --> 01:11:38.200
  • Jesus Christ the Son of
  • 01:11:38.220 --> 01:11:41.220
  • I would not want to be that
  • 01:11:45.160 --> 01:11:48.160
  • compromising preacher that said,
  • 01:11:49.050 --> 01:11:52.050
  • "Any way you live, it'll get you
  • 01:11:52.050 --> 01:11:54.020
  • to heaven.
  • 01:11:54.020 --> 01:11:55.090
  • Just try your best."
  • 01:11:55.090 --> 01:11:57.290
  • Because the day will come when
  • 01:11:57.290 --> 01:11:59.280
  • that crowd that listened to that
  • 01:11:59.280 --> 01:12:02.090
  • and believed it and lived the
  • 01:12:02.090 --> 01:12:04.080
  • way they wanted to, that says,
  • 01:12:04.080 --> 01:12:06.150
  • "I can believe in any god, it'll
  • 01:12:06.150 --> 01:12:08.080
  • get me to heaven," is going to
  • 01:12:08.080 --> 01:12:10.040
  • one day look at that preacher in
  • 01:12:10.040 --> 01:12:11.200
  • the face and say, "Why didn't
  • 01:12:11.200 --> 01:12:13.110
  • you tell me the truth?"
  • 01:12:13.170 --> 01:12:16.170
  • That's the only thing that
  • 01:12:16.170 --> 01:12:18.010
  • matters.
  • 01:12:18.010 --> 01:12:19.050
  • Why didn't you tell me
  • 01:12:19.050 --> 01:12:20.160
  • the truth?
  • 01:12:20.160 --> 01:12:21.220
  • So the truth is the--
  • 01:12:21.220 --> 01:12:23.270
  • Jesus said it.
  • 01:12:23.270 --> 01:12:25.140
  • Peter said it.
  • 01:12:25.140 --> 01:12:26.270
  • There's only one name that's
  • 01:12:26.270 --> 01:12:29.020
  • going to get you from earth to
  • 01:12:29.020 --> 01:12:30.110
  • heaven and that is the name of
  • 01:12:30.110 --> 01:12:31.220
  • Jesus Christ the Son of
  • 01:12:33.240 --> 01:12:36.240
  • the living God.
  • 01:12:36.240 --> 01:12:39.070
  • - Ed: Amen, amen.
  • 01:12:39.210 --> 01:12:42.210
  • - Dwight: So you're looking at
  • 01:12:42.210 --> 01:12:45.070
  • a preacher tonight that is very
  • 01:12:45.070 --> 01:12:46.220
  • peaceful in what I believe.
  • 01:12:47.250 --> 01:12:50.250
  • I have not been called to be
  • 01:12:50.250 --> 01:12:52.260
  • a biblical revisionist.
  • 01:12:54.040 --> 01:12:57.040
  • I'm not called that I now in
  • 01:12:57.040 --> 01:12:59.090
  • 2016 can pick and choose because
  • 01:12:59.120 --> 01:13:02.140
  • it's popular to believe
  • 01:13:02.140 --> 01:13:05.120
  • what you want to.
  • 01:13:05.120 --> 01:13:07.000
  • Write it down, put it down,
  • 01:13:07.210 --> 01:13:10.210
  • "Dwight Thompson believes that
  • 01:13:10.210 --> 01:13:13.070
  • there is only one way that I am
  • 01:13:13.070 --> 01:13:16.050
  • going to stand in the presence
  • 01:13:16.050 --> 01:13:17.230
  • of the King, and that is through
  • 01:13:17.230 --> 01:13:19.270
  • Jesus Christ the Son of
  • 01:13:19.270 --> 01:13:22.020
  • the living God."
  • 01:13:22.020 --> 01:13:22.280
  • And let me take it
  • 01:13:22.280 --> 01:13:24.150
  • one step further.
  • 01:13:24.150 --> 01:13:25.220
  • All other ways, all other gods,
  • 01:13:25.220 --> 01:13:28.210
  • all other beliefs,
  • 01:13:28.210 --> 01:13:30.140
  • I reject and I renounce.
  • 01:13:30.140 --> 01:13:33.060
  • Jesus Christ, he alone is my
  • 01:13:34.290 --> 01:13:37.290
  • Lord and my Savior."
  • 01:13:38.090 --> 01:13:41.090
  • - Ed: Amen.
  • 01:13:41.090 --> 01:13:42.160
  • - Dwight: And I preach that and
  • 01:13:42.160 --> 01:13:44.220
  • people come up and say to me,
  • 01:13:44.220 --> 01:13:47.190
  • "Boy, you're bold.
  • 01:13:47.190 --> 01:13:49.280
  • Aren't you afraid in today's
  • 01:13:49.280 --> 01:13:52.110
  • climate?"
  • 01:13:52.110 --> 01:13:53.250
  • I have to honestly say that
  • 01:13:53.250 --> 01:13:56.150
  • I am going to stick with the man
  • 01:13:59.050 --> 01:14:02.070
  • that says the world can believe
  • 01:14:02.070 --> 01:14:04.250
  • what they want to.
  • 01:14:04.250 --> 01:14:06.100
  • They can go the direction
  • 01:14:06.100 --> 01:14:07.180
  • that's popular.
  • 01:14:07.180 --> 01:14:09.020
  • But as for me, I'm going to
  • 01:14:09.020 --> 01:14:10.270
  • I believe in a hill called
  • 01:14:14.160 --> 01:14:16.150
  • Mount Calvary.
  • 01:14:16.150 --> 01:14:17.170
  • I believe that Jesus paid it
  • 01:14:17.170 --> 01:14:19.150
  • all.
  • 01:14:19.150 --> 01:14:20.070
  • I believe that Jesus broke
  • 01:14:20.070 --> 01:14:21.260
  • the power of the devil.
  • 01:14:21.260 --> 01:14:23.250
  • I believe that Jesus is the only
  • 01:14:23.250 --> 01:14:25.180
  • begotten Son of God.
  • 01:14:25.180 --> 01:14:27.220
  • I believe he died for me.
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  • I believe he shed his life's
  • 01:14:29.160 --> 01:14:31.110
  • blood.
  • 01:14:31.110 --> 01:14:32.060
  • And there is no other way!
  • 01:14:32.060 --> 01:14:34.230
  • No other way!
  • 01:14:34.230 --> 01:14:36.080
  • No other way!
  • 01:14:36.280 --> 01:14:39.280
  • [audience applauding]
  • 01:14:39.280 --> 01:14:41.070
  • - Dwight: I believe in a hill
  • 01:14:54.170 --> 01:14:55.140
  • called Mount Calvary.
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  • I believe in the old rugged
  • 01:14:58.100 --> 01:14:59.080
  • cross.
  • 01:14:59.080 --> 01:15:01.010
  • You will never stray, clinging
  • 01:15:02.140 --> 01:15:05.140
  • to the cross of Jesus Christ.
  • 01:15:05.200 --> 01:15:08.200
  • It's through the cross.
  • 01:15:08.200 --> 01:15:10.120
  • Don't you be shaken in a world
  • 01:15:10.190 --> 01:15:13.190
  • that's experiencing cultural
  • 01:15:13.190 --> 01:15:15.240
  • change in the church.
  • 01:15:15.240 --> 01:15:17.190
  • Don't you dare back up.
  • 01:15:17.190 --> 01:15:20.010
  • Don't you dare compromise.
  • 01:15:20.010 --> 01:15:22.040
  • Don't you dare be afraid.
  • 01:15:22.040 --> 01:15:24.030
  • Don't you dare quit.
  • 01:15:24.030 --> 01:15:27.000
  • Believe!
  • 01:15:28.060 --> 01:15:31.060
  • [audience applauding]
  • 01:15:31.180 --> 01:15:34.180
  • And all other gods I renounce.
  • 01:15:35.130 --> 01:15:38.130
  • All other ways I reject.
  • 01:15:38.180 --> 01:15:41.180
  • It is Jesus Christ and he alone.
  • 01:15:42.160 --> 01:15:45.160
  • You know why I know it's true?
  • 01:15:45.160 --> 01:15:47.200
  • The tomb is empty.
  • 01:15:48.050 --> 01:15:51.050
  • All other gods are dead.
  • 01:15:51.110 --> 01:15:54.110
  • Buddha's dead, Muhammad's dead.
  • 01:15:55.030 --> 01:15:58.030
  • But there's one person
  • 01:15:58.030 --> 01:15:59.120
  • that's not dead.
  • 01:15:59.120 --> 01:16:01.070
  • On the third day the Bible
  • 01:16:01.070 --> 01:16:03.010
  • said--you know what Jesus said?
  • 01:16:03.010 --> 01:16:04.230
  • Jesus, they didn't take
  • 01:16:04.230 --> 01:16:06.190
  • his life.
  • 01:16:06.190 --> 01:16:07.250
  • He gave it.
  • 01:16:07.250 --> 01:16:09.030
  • The last phrase out of the mouth
  • 01:16:09.030 --> 01:16:10.260
  • of our Lord on the cross,
  • 01:16:10.260 --> 01:16:12.250
  • "Father, now I give my Spirit
  • 01:16:13.290 --> 01:16:16.290
  • back to you."
  • 01:16:17.020 --> 01:16:20.020
  • And let me tell you something,
  • 01:16:20.020 --> 01:16:22.000
  • he gave his life.
  • 01:16:22.000 --> 01:16:23.280
  • And when they put it into
  • 01:16:23.280 --> 01:16:25.110
  • the grave, his body may be in
  • 01:16:26.060 --> 01:16:29.060
  • that grave but everything
  • 01:16:29.060 --> 01:16:31.250
  • was predicated upon one fact,
  • 01:16:32.160 --> 01:16:35.160
  • would he stay in the grave?
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  • - Ed: Hallelujah.
  • 01:16:41.190 --> 01:16:43.200
  • - Dwight: All other gods
  • 01:16:43.200 --> 01:16:44.200
  • are dead.
  • 01:16:44.200 --> 01:16:45.260
  • They're still in the grave.
  • 01:16:45.260 --> 01:16:47.160
  • All other gods.
  • 01:16:47.160 --> 01:16:49.060
  • But our God.
  • 01:16:49.060 --> 01:16:50.180
  • The Bible said
  • 01:16:50.180 --> 01:16:52.000
  • on the third day--
  • 01:16:58.020 --> 01:17:01.040
  • So everything
  • 01:17:19.190 --> 01:17:22.190
  • I believe and we believe
  • 01:17:23.140 --> 01:17:26.140
  • is based on fact.
  • 01:17:26.140 --> 01:17:28.060
  • Everything predicated on what
  • 01:17:28.100 --> 01:17:31.100
  • would happen on the third day.
  • 01:17:31.100 --> 01:17:34.020
  • We know what happened on
  • 01:17:34.020 --> 01:17:35.170
  • the first day, on that Friday.
  • 01:17:37.040 --> 01:17:40.040
  • We know what happened
  • 01:17:40.040 --> 01:17:41.190
  • on Saturday.
  • 01:17:41.190 --> 01:17:42.120
  • They put him in there and his
  • 01:17:42.120 --> 01:17:43.150
  • body lay there but do you really
  • 01:17:43.150 --> 01:17:44.250
  • think his Spirit was laying
  • 01:17:44.250 --> 01:17:47.090
  • in that body?
  • 01:17:47.090 --> 01:17:49.130
  • You know what he said to that
  • 01:17:49.130 --> 01:17:50.100
  • thief?
  • 01:17:50.100 --> 01:17:52.050
  • "This day, you will be with me
  • 01:17:52.290 --> 01:17:55.290
  • in paradise."
  • 01:17:55.290 --> 01:17:58.210
  • But on that third day, we know
  • 01:17:58.210 --> 01:18:01.190
  • what happened.
  • 01:18:01.190 --> 01:18:03.050
  • Scripture says, "God raised
  • 01:18:03.280 --> 01:18:06.280
  • Jesus from the dead."
  • 01:18:11.090 --> 01:18:14.090
  • And the angel rolled the stone
  • 01:18:14.090 --> 01:18:16.240
  • away and he added a little flair
  • 01:18:17.110 --> 01:18:20.110
  • to it.
  • 01:18:20.110 --> 01:18:22.010
  • He jumped up on the stone and
  • 01:18:22.010 --> 01:18:23.220
  • just kind of sit there and said,
  • 01:18:24.120 --> 01:18:27.120
  • "Why seek ye the living among
  • 01:18:27.120 --> 01:18:28.280
  • the dead?
  • 01:18:28.280 --> 01:18:30.150
  • He is not here but he is risen."
  • 01:18:33.140 --> 01:18:36.140
  • And when Jesus came up out
  • 01:18:36.140 --> 01:18:37.270
  • of that grave, he came out of
  • 01:18:37.270 --> 01:18:40.140
  • the grave victorious over death,
  • 01:18:40.210 --> 01:18:43.210
  • over hell, and over the grave,
  • 01:18:44.020 --> 01:18:47.020
  • and because he lives,
  • 01:18:47.030 --> 01:18:50.030
  • we will live also!
  • 01:18:53.130 --> 01:18:56.130
  • [audience applauding]
  • 01:18:56.130 --> 01:18:58.160
  • - Ed: Amen.
  • 01:18:58.160 --> 01:19:01.130
  • - Dwight: Pastor, I don't wanna
  • 01:19:01.130 --> 01:19:03.000
  • be a member of that Laodicean
  • 01:19:03.000 --> 01:19:04.170
  • church.
  • 01:19:04.170 --> 01:19:05.210
  • I don't wanna be a cold,
  • 01:19:05.210 --> 01:19:07.050
  • indifferent Christian.
  • 01:19:08.000 --> 01:19:11.000
  • I wanna be an on-fire,
  • 01:19:11.000 --> 01:19:13.070
  • unyielding, unashamed, not
  • 01:19:15.030 --> 01:19:18.030
  • backing up that Jesus Christ
  • 01:19:18.150 --> 01:19:21.150
  • rose from the dead, and he lives
  • 01:19:21.250 --> 01:19:24.250
  • forever more.
  • 01:19:24.250 --> 01:19:26.170
  • And he is coming back to
  • 01:19:26.170 --> 01:19:28.180
  • this earth again.
  • 01:19:28.180 --> 01:19:30.090
  • And let us watch and be ready
  • 01:19:30.110 --> 01:19:33.110
  • and on our way for his Coming,
  • 01:19:33.260 --> 01:19:36.260
  • let's win every soul
  • 01:19:36.260 --> 01:19:39.080
  • that we can to Jesus Christ
  • 01:19:39.080 --> 01:19:41.290
  • Son of the living God.
  • 01:19:42.060 --> 01:19:45.060
  • - Ed: Amen.
  • 01:19:48.060 --> 01:19:51.060
  • - Dwight: We're gonna pray
  • 01:19:51.060 --> 01:19:52.100
  • one more prayer and if you say,
  • 01:19:53.260 --> 01:19:56.260
  • "Dwight Thompson, I get it.
  • 01:19:56.260 --> 01:19:58.120
  • I'm taking a stand for
  • 01:19:58.120 --> 01:20:00.080
  • Jesus Christ."
  • 01:20:00.080 --> 01:20:02.030
  • It was said of Billy Sunday,
  • 01:20:02.030 --> 01:20:04.100
  • the great preacher of yesteryear
  • 01:20:04.100 --> 01:20:06.230
  • by "The New York Times," when
  • 01:20:06.230 --> 01:20:09.020
  • he got through preaching that
  • 01:20:09.020 --> 01:20:09.240
  • crusade, "It's refreshing to
  • 01:20:09.240 --> 01:20:12.100
  • meet a man who really believes."
  • 01:20:12.100 --> 01:20:14.160
  • I believe in the Word of the
  • 01:20:14.270 --> 01:20:17.270
  • living God.
  • 01:20:17.270 --> 01:20:19.010
  • I believe in that precious book
  • 01:20:19.010 --> 01:20:21.210
  • called the holy Bible.
  • 01:20:21.210 --> 01:20:23.030
  • I believe that heaven and earth
  • 01:20:23.030 --> 01:20:24.260
  • will pass away but God's Word
  • 01:20:24.260 --> 01:20:26.180
  • will never pass away.
  • 01:20:26.180 --> 01:20:28.090
  • I believe that Jesus Christ
  • 01:20:28.090 --> 01:20:30.050
  • came from earth to heaven.
  • 01:20:30.050 --> 01:20:31.230
  • I believe he was born of the
  • 01:20:31.230 --> 01:20:33.050
  • holy virgin Mary.
  • 01:20:33.050 --> 01:20:34.190
  • I believe he lived a sinless
  • 01:20:34.190 --> 01:20:36.130
  • life.
  • 01:20:36.130 --> 01:20:37.100
  • I believe he ministered for
  • 01:20:37.100 --> 01:20:38.190
  • those 36 months.
  • 01:20:38.190 --> 01:20:40.230
  • I believe that Jesus Christ died
  • 01:20:40.230 --> 01:20:42.140
  • on the cross.
  • 01:20:42.140 --> 01:20:43.240
  • I believe that he was buried.
  • 01:20:43.240 --> 01:20:45.270
  • I believe that he rose again.
  • 01:20:45.270 --> 01:20:48.040
  • I believe that he ascended to
  • 01:20:48.040 --> 01:20:49.290
  • the Father.
  • 01:20:49.290 --> 01:20:50.280
  • And I believe he's coming back
  • 01:20:50.280 --> 01:20:53.110
  • to this earth again!
  • 01:20:53.110 --> 01:20:55.000
  • I believe!
  • 01:20:55.000 --> 01:20:57.190
  • - Ed: I believe.
  • 01:20:57.190 --> 01:20:58.200
  • I believe, amen.
  • 01:20:58.200 --> 01:21:01.150
  • I believe that.
  • 01:21:01.150 --> 01:21:03.250
  • - Dwight: So I want you to pray
  • 01:21:03.250 --> 01:21:04.180
  • this prayer.
  • 01:21:04.180 --> 01:21:06.040
  • Do you believe?
  • 01:21:06.040 --> 01:21:08.230
  • You believe nothing ambiguous,
  • 01:21:08.230 --> 01:21:11.110
  • nothing vague in what you've
  • 01:21:11.110 --> 01:21:12.150
  • heard tonight, based on the Word
  • 01:21:12.150 --> 01:21:14.060
  • of God.
  • 01:21:14.060 --> 01:21:15.150
  • If you wanna get to heaven from
  • 01:21:15.150 --> 01:21:16.280
  • a place called earth,
  • 01:21:16.280 --> 01:21:18.100
  • there's only one way.
  • 01:21:18.100 --> 01:21:20.120
  • And it's through Jesus Christ.
  • 01:21:20.120 --> 01:21:22.020
  • Pray this out loud.
  • 01:21:22.020 --> 01:21:23.080
  • Out loud, everybody.
  • 01:21:23.080 --> 01:21:25.050
  • "Lord Jesus, you alone are
  • 01:21:25.050 --> 01:21:27.270
  • my Lord and Savior.
  • 01:21:27.270 --> 01:21:29.220
  • I receive you as Savior and Lord
  • 01:21:29.220 --> 01:21:32.050
  • and I believe you're the Christ,
  • 01:21:33.000 --> 01:21:36.000
  • the Son of God.
  • 01:21:36.000 --> 01:21:37.100
  • And I receive you now.
  • 01:21:37.100 --> 01:21:39.090
  • All other gods I reject.
  • 01:21:39.090 --> 01:21:42.060
  • You alone are my Savior.
  • 01:21:43.180 --> 01:21:46.180
  • And you're coming again."
  • 01:21:48.030 --> 01:21:51.030
  • You know, Dr. Ed King, you and I
  • 01:21:51.030 --> 01:21:52.100
  • had a nice talk and I knew you
  • 01:21:52.100 --> 01:21:54.010
  • were gonna minister about
  • 01:21:54.010 --> 01:21:55.240
  • 20 minutes and I was going to
  • 01:21:55.240 --> 01:21:57.070
  • minister about 10 but I'll tell
  • 01:21:57.110 --> 01:22:00.130
  • you what, you set it up
  • 01:22:00.130 --> 01:22:01.090
  • perfectly.
  • 01:22:01.090 --> 01:22:02.150
  • Everything that's going on out
  • 01:22:02.150 --> 01:22:04.180
  • there, there's one thing that I
  • 01:22:04.180 --> 01:22:07.130
  • know.
  • 01:22:07.130 --> 01:22:08.110
  • I wanna draw close to the
  • 01:22:08.110 --> 01:22:10.020
  • King of kings.
  • 01:22:10.020 --> 01:22:11.230
  • I wanna live my life
  • 01:22:11.230 --> 01:22:13.120
  • for Jesus Christ.
  • 01:22:13.120 --> 01:22:15.190
  • I believe with all of my heart.
  • 01:22:15.190 --> 01:22:17.210
  • Tell Dr. King thank you for
  • 01:22:17.210 --> 01:22:19.140
  • being here tonight.
  • 01:22:19.140 --> 01:22:21.160
  • Tell him thank you for being
  • 01:22:21.160 --> 01:22:22.150
  • here tonight.
  • 01:22:22.150 --> 01:22:24.070
  • And I want you to come back.
  • 01:22:24.070 --> 01:22:25.290
  • Well, Daron Farmer is gonna sing
  • 01:22:26.120 --> 01:22:29.120
  • a song as we go off of the air
  • 01:22:29.120 --> 01:22:31.090
  • tonight.
  • 01:22:31.090 --> 01:22:32.280
  • You're a precious audience.
  • 01:22:32.280 --> 01:22:34.020
  • "He Knows My Name."
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  • Give Daron a great big hand,
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  • He counts the stars
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  • one and all.
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  • Knows how much sand
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  • is on the shore.
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  • He sees a sparrow
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  • that falls.
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  • and the seas.
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  • He's in control of
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  • everything
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  • of all creatures
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  • great and small.
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  • But he knows my name, every
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  • step that I take, every move
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  • that I cry, yeah.
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  • He knows my name when
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  • I'm overwhelmed by the pain,
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  • I can see the light of day
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  • See, I know I'll be just
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  • fine 'cause he knows
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  • my name, yeah.
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  • Listen.
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  • I don't know what tomorrow
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  • may bring.
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  • I can't tell you what's
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  • in store 'cause I don't know
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  • a lot of things, no, no.
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  • I don't have all the answers
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  • to the questions of
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  • your life but I know
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  • in whom I have belief.
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  • 'Cause he knows my name,
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  • every step that I take,
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  • every move that I make,
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  • every tear that I cry.
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  • So he knows my name when
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  • I'm overwhelmed by the pain,
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  • I can see the light of day
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  • See, I know I'll be just
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  • fine 'cause he knows
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  • my name oh, oh, oh.
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  • Listen now.
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  • Lord, you told me in your book
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  • that if I'd accept you,
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  • you would write my name down
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  • in the Lamb's Book of Life.
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  • And every time I turned away
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  • you were right there waiting
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  • He knows my name, every
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  • step that I take, yeah.
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  • Every move and
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  • every tear I cry.
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  • I'm so glad that God
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  • knows my name, yeah.
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  • And I'm overwhelmed
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  • by the pain, I can see
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  • the light of day.
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  • See, I know I'm gonna
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  • be just fine
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  • 'cause he knows my name.
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  • Every step that I take,
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  • every move that I make, and
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  • Now until next time,
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  • God knows your name,
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  • yeah, yeah.
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  • So he knows my name.
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  • I've got a relationship.
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  • He goes through trouble.
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  • He takes me through trials
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  • and I'm so glad that
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  • - Daron: Whoo!
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  • Amen.
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  • [audience applauding]
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  • Praise...
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  • Praise the Lord!
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