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Praise | October 10, 2017

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October 10, 2017
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Matt & Laurie Crouch host The Spark Conference in Houston Texas with Joel & Victoria Osteen, John & Aventer Gray, Clayton & Ashlee Hurst and Jimmy Evans.

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Praise | October 10, 2017

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  • [ MUSIC ]
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  • - ANNOUNCER: COMING UP ON PRAISE...
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  • - MATT CROUCH: WE BROUGHT THE SPARK CONFERENCE TO YOU.
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  • - ANNOUNCER: IT'S SPARK 2017.
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  • - MATT CROUCH: LET'S TALK ABOUT SOME SPARKS
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  • GOING ON HERE.
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  • [ PURRING ]
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  • - JOHN GRAY: PARENTS CONFERENCE, I CAN DO THAT.
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  • - AVENTER GRAY: I'M JUST SAYING.
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  • [ LAUGHTER ]
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  • - JOEL OSTEEN: WE ARE SO BLESSED TO HAVE OUR
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  • FRIEND WITH US TODAY, JIMMY EVANS.
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  • - JIMMY EVANS: AND WHAT MAKES YOU MARRIED IS NOT
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  • A PIECE OF PAPER FROM YOUR STATE OR COUNTRY.
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  • WHAT MAKES YOU MARRIED IS AN ACT OF THE SPIRIT OF GOD.
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  • THAT'S WHY WE SAY OUR WEDDING VOWS AND SAY,
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  • "UNTIL DEATH DO US PART."
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  • NOT MURDER. DEATH.
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  • - ANNOUNCER: FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN HAVE A STRONG
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  • AND UNIFIED MARRIAGE WITH PASTOR JIMMY EVANS
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  • NEXT ON PRAISE.
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  • [ MUSIC ]
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  • [ MUSIC ]
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  • [ APPLAUSE ]
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  • - MATT CROUCH: WOW!
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  • WELCOME TO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.
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  • WE'RE TALKING ABOUT MARRIAGE.
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  • OKAY. MEN, STAND UP.
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  • LET'S DO A BIG COLLECTIVE HIGH-FIVE RIGHT HERE.
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  • COME ON WITH IT.
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  • - TOGETHER: AAHHH!
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  • - MATT CROUCH: COME ON WITH IT.
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  • [ APPLAUSE ]
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  • OKAY. IT'S MARRIAGE.
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  • IT IS SPARK CONFERENCE 2017.
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  • JOEL, WHY IS ALL OF THIS IMPORTANT?
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  • - WELL, YOU KNOW, MATT, THERE'S SO MANY THINGS
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  • COMING AGAINST OUR MARRIAGES AND
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  • RELATIONSHIPS TODAY, SO WE BELIEVE THAT WITH THE
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  • RIGHT TEACHING, WITH THE RIGHT PERSPECTIVE THAT WE
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  • CAN HAVE STRONG HEALTHY MARRIAGES, AND NOT LET
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  • THE ENEMY TAKE OVER, AND PASS DOWN THE LEGACY OF
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  • HEALTH AND WHOLENESS IN OUR RELATIONSHIPS, SO
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  • THAT'S WHAT THIS IS ALL ABOUT IS HELPING US ALL.
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  • DOESN'T MEAN YOU HAVE TO HAVE A BAD MARRIAGE, BUT
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  • WE CAN ALL IMPROVE, SO WE'RE GAINING INSIGHT
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  • FROM THESE POWERFUL MINISTERS THAT WE HAVE ON
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  • WITH US TODAY, SO BLESSED TO BE HERE WITH YOU GUYS.
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  • - VICTORIA?
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  • - VICTORIA OSTEEN: YEAH, I'M EXCITED ABOUT THE
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  • SPARK CONFERENCE BECAUSE I KNOW THAT IT'S GOING TO
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  • CHANGE ME, AND I THINK THE MOST IMPORTANT THING
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  • ABOUT MARRIAGE IS TO LOOK AT OURSELVES FIRST.
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  • AND WHEN WE BECOME EVERYTHING THAT GOD WANTS
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  • US TO BE, THEN WE REFLECT HIS GLORY ON OUR SPOUSE,
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  • AND SO THAT'S WHAT'S SO IMPORTANT.
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  • SOMETIMES WE WANT TO CHANGE THE OTHER PERSON.
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  • IF THEY'LL CHANGE, THEN I'LL BE HAPPY.
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  • BUT THE TRUTH IS, YOU KNOW WHAT?
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  • WE FIRST NEED TO BE HAPPY, AND THEN LOVE OUR SPOUSES.
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  • AND I'VE NOTICED THIS WITH JOEL AND I, THE MORE
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  • I LOVE HIM, THE MORE HE LOVES ME.
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  • - WOW.
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  • - THE MORE I'M MEAN TO HIM AND COMPLAIN TO HIM,
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  • DO YOU KNOW WHAT?
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  • IT AFFECTS HIM.
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  • AND HE DOES THE SAME TO ME.
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  • SO I LOVE THE FACT THAT MARRIAGE STARTS WITH ME.
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  • AND YOU KNOW WHAT?
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  • THE BIBLE SAYS WHEN YOU GIVE, IT WILL BE GIVEN
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  • BACK TO YOU, SO YOU CAN BE ASSURED IF YOU'LL GIVE
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  • YOUR BEST, GOD WILL MAKE SURE THAT HE GIVES YOU
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  • HIS BEST IN RETURN.
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  • SO I'M EXCITED ABOUT THE SPARK CONFERENCE.
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  • [ APPLAUSE ]
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  • - JOHN GRAY, WHY IS THIS STUFF SO IMPORTANT?
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  • - JOHN GRAY: I THINK IT'S CRITICAL BECAUSE
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  • WE'RE IN A TIME WHERE MARRIAGE HAS BEEN
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  • DEVALUED, PARTICULARLY CHRISTIAN-BASED MARRIAGE,
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  • AND EVEN FOR ME BEING 37 WHEN I GOT MARRIED.
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  • I WAS SINGLE 37 YEARS, AND AN ONLY CHILD, SO THE
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  • IDEA OF HAVING SOMEONE ELSE IN EVERY AREA OF MY
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  • LIFE WAS VERY SCARY, BUT WHAT GOD DID IN HIS LOVE
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  • IS HE BROUGHT SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL AND SOFT TO
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  • ACTUALLY SHARPEN AND DISARM ME FROM THESE
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  • PRECONCEIVED IDEAS OF WHAT IT MEANT TO BE MARRIED.
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  • AND WHY SPARK IS SO IMPORTANT IS BECAUSE WE
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  • NEED A FIRE TO BE LIT UP UNDER CHRISTIAN
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  • MARRIAGES, AND I THINK THIS CONFERENCE IS GOING
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  • TO GIVE US NECESSARY TOOLS TO CONTINUE TO BUILD.
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  • - CLAYTON, JUST A THOUGHT ON MARRIAGE, THE
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  • IMPORTANCE OF WHAT WE'RE DOING AT THE
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  • SPARK CONFERENCE.
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  • [ APPLAUSE ]
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  • - CLAYTON HURST: WELL, WE STARTED PLANNING FOR
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  • SPARK OVER TWO YEARS AGO, AND WE WANTED TO BRING
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  • THE BEST OF THE BEST, GREATEST COMMUNICATORS,
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  • GREATEST MARRIAGE EXPERTS TOGETHER BECAUSE IT'S
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  • SOMETHING WE WISH WE COULD HAVE GLEANED FROM
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  • EARLY ON IN OUR MARRIAGE.
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  • BUT THE ONE THING WE DID DECIDE EARLY ON WAS THAT
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  • WE WERE IN IT UNTIL THE END.
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  • WE WERE IN IT UNTIL ONE OF US TOOK OUR LAST
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  • BREATH, SO EVEN THOUGH THINGS MIGHT HAVE BEEN
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  • CHALLENGES THROUGH OUR MARRIAGE, WE KNEW THAT WE
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  • WERE GOING TO STAY WITH EACH OTHER ALL THE WAY THROUGH.
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  • - ASHLEE HURST: THAT'S RIGHT.
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  • AND THERE'S THE SONG, ALL THE NEED YOU LOVE, LOVE
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  • IS ALL YOU NEED.
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  • I DON'T THINK THAT'S TRUE.
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  • I THINK YOU NEED KNOWLEDGE, TOO.
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  • THERE'S A SCRIPTURE, PROVERBS 24:3, THAT SAYS
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  • WISDOM BUILDS A HOUSES.
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  • A GOOD HOUSE IS BUILT ON WISDOM, AND KNOWLEDGE
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  • FILLS THE ROOMS WITH JEWELS AND TREASURES.
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  • AND THAT'S WHAT WE WANT TO DO AT THE
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  • SPARK CONFERENCE.
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  • WE WANT TO GIVE YOU MORE KNOWLEDGE.
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  • WE WANT TO HELP YOU UNDERSTAND THE
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  • DIFFERENCES BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN.
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  • THE LOVE LANGUAGES, DOCTOR GARY CHAPMAN, HIS
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  • BOOK, FIVE LOVE LANGUAGES IS SO IMPORTANT
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  • FOR MARRIAGES.
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  • IT REVOLUTIONIZED OUR MARRIAGE, SO WE WANT TO
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  • GIVE COUPLES ALL THESE TOOLS TO MAKE THEIR
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  • MARRIAGE BETTER AND STRONGER AND WHAT GOD
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  • INTENDED IT TO BE.
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  • - BEAUTIFUL.
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  • TAKE A LOOK AT THIS, AND WE'RE TALKING TONIGHT
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  • ABOUT MARRIAGE.
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  • TAKE A LOOK.
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  • [ MUSIC ]
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  • - WHY ARE WE ATTENDING SPARK?
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  • - I DON'T KNOW.
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  • WHY ARE WE ATTENDING SPARK?
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  • [ LAUGHTER ]
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  • - SO THAT HE CAN BE EVEN BETTER AS A HUSBAND.
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  • THAT'S WHY WE'RE HERE.
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  • [ LAUGHTER ]
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  • - I'M NOT SURE.
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  • - I THOUGHT I WAS THE MORE SEXUAL ONE IN OUR
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  • RELATIONSHIP, BUT AS OUR RELATIONSHIP HAS EVOLVED --
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  • - A LOT OF PRESSURE IN THIS ROOM.
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  • THESE LIGHTS ARE GETTING HOT.
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  • [ LAUGHTER ]
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  • - I THINK I'M FINDING THAT WE'RE PRETTY EQUAL
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  • WHEN IT COMES TO BEING SEXUAL.
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  • - WOW!
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  • I EVEN FORGOT THE QUESTION.
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  • WHAT WAS THE QUESTION?
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  • - SO WHAT DID YOU TELL ME I COULD SAY?
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  • - WHY ARE YOU ASKING ME?
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  • - WHO DOESN'T HAVE AN END TABLE IN THEIR BEDROOM?
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  • LIKE, WHERE ARE YOU GOING TO KEEP YOUR LAMP?
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  • - YOU DO WHATEVER YOU WANT.
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  • - ALL RIGHT.
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  • WE'LL SEE HOW THAT GOES.
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  • [ LAUGHTER ] [ CLEARS THROAT ]
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  • - HE FARTS EVERY MORNING BEFORE HE GETS OUT OF BED.
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  • [ LAUGHTER ]
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  • - THAT WAS SUCH A SILLY ARGUMENT.
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  • I CANNOT EVEN BELIEVE THAT YOU REMEMBER IT.
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  • [ LAUGHTER ]
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  • THAT ONE DOESN'T HAVE TO MAKE IT, BUT THAT WAS THE
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  • ONLY THING I COULD THINK OF.
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  • SO INAPPROPRIATE, BUT WHATEVER.
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  • [ LAUGHTER ]
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  • - YOU PROBABLY THOUGHT YOU WERE GOING TO HAVE
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  • SEX ON DEMAND.
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  • THAT'S PROBABLY WHAT YOU THOUGHT.
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  • - WE CAN'T TELL THEM THAT.
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  • [ LAUGHTER ]
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  • - ONE THING I REALLY LIKED ABOUT VALERIE
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  • BEFORE WE GOT MARRIED WAS HER FORTHRIGHTNESS.
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  • SHE WAS VERY BLUNT, AND IN CONVERSATIONS SHE
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  • WOULD JUST SPEAK HER MIND.
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  • AND THAT WAS GREAT.
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  • LOVED IT.
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  • [ SMOOCHING ]
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  • - WHICH WAY ARE YOU GOING, HONEY?
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  • - THIS WAY.
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  • - WELL, NOT NECESSARILY ON DEMAND, BUT I DIDN'T
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  • THINK I HAD TO WORK SO HARD.
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  • [ LAUGHTER ]
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  • DO NOT USE THAT.
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  • THAT SHOULD END UP IN THE CUTTING ROOM FLOOR.
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  • - THEN WE GOT MARRIED, AND SHE SPOKE HER MIND,
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  • AND TYPICALLY IT WAS DIRECTED TOWARDS ME.
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  • - I MIGHT NEED A RIDE HOME.
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  • [ LAUGHTER ]
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  • - IF YOU DON'T FEED YOUR MARRIAGE BY GOING TO
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  • THINGS LIKE SPARK , GOING TO MARRIAGE CLASSES,
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  • READING THE BOOKS AND STUFF, YOU STARVE YOUR
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  • MARRIAGE, AND YOUR MARRIAGE WITHERS ON THE VINE.
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  • - IN MARRIAGE, YOU GOT TO CONSISTENTLY DIE TO
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  • YOURSELF AND LOOK AFTER THE OTHER PERSON.
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  • - HE'S THE ONE WITH THE GOOD ANSWERS.
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  • - THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO JUST FEED MORE AND
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  • MORE INTO OUR MARRIAGE AND HAVE THE TOOLS AND
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  • RESOURCES WE NEED TO CREATE A MIRACULOUS MARRIAGE.
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  • - I'M NOT EVEN SURE WE WOULD BE MARRIED STILL TO
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  • BE HONEST WITH YOU, AND SO I'M VERY THANKFUL THAT
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  • WE HAVE THIS AVAILABLE.
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  • AND I BELIEVE EVERYBODY SHOULD BE HERE REALLY.
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  • WE ALL NEED HELP.
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  • WE'RE GOING ON 40 YEARS, AND WE STILL NEED HELP.
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  • - LOTS OF HELP.
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  • - WE ARE SO BLESSED TO HAVE OUR FRIEND BACK
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  • WITH US TODAY.
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  • JIMMY EVANS IS ONE OF THE BEST MARRIAGE EXPERTS.
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  • YOU'RE GOING TO BE BLESSED, SO ENJOY THIS
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  • WORD FROM PASTOR JIMMY.
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  • - MATT CROUCH: SPARK 2017 RIGHT NOW!
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  • [ APPLAUSE ]
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  • - JIMMY EVANS: THANK YOU. STAND.
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  • PUT YOUR ARMS AROUND EACH OTHER AND ACT LIKE YOU
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  • LIKE EACH OTHER.
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  • [ LAUGHTER ]
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  • AND LET ME PRAY FOR YOU.
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  • JUST KIND OF HOLD EACH OTHER THERE, AND LET ME
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  • PRAY FOR YOU.
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  • FATHER, IN THE NAME OF JESUS I PRAY A BLESSING
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  • OVER ALL OF THESE MARRIED COUPLES.
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  • THEY'VE GONE TO A LOT OF TROUBLE TO BE HERE RIGHT
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  • NOW, EXPENSE, TIME, ENERGY, AND I PRAY THAT
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  • YOU WOULD BLESS THEM.
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  • I PRAY THAT YOU WOULD DO A MIRACLE FOR EVERY
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  • SINGLE ONE OF THEM.
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  • ALL OF US HAVE A NEED.
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  • ALL OF US HAVE A PRAYER.
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  • ALL OF US HAVE SOMETHING THAT'S GOING ON IN OUR
  • 00:08:15.260 --> 00:08:19.050
  • LIVES RIGHT NOW THAT WE NEED YOU.
  • 00:08:19.070 --> 00:08:21.180
  • AND JESUS, YOU SAID IF TWO ON EARTH WOULD AGREE
  • 00:08:21.200 --> 00:08:23.270
  • TOGETHER AS TOUCHING ANYTHING THAT WE WOULD
  • 00:08:23.290 --> 00:08:25.270
  • ASK THAT YOU WOULD DO IT.
  • 00:08:25.290 --> 00:08:28.000
  • AND WE'RE COMING RIGHT NOW, THE TWO OF US, AND
  • 00:08:28.020 --> 00:08:30.170
  • WE'RE ASKING YOU TO DO A MIRACLE IN OUR MARRIAGE,
  • 00:08:30.190 --> 00:08:33.000
  • TO TOUCH US, TO HEAL US, TO RENEW OUR PASSION AND
  • 00:08:33.020 --> 00:08:35.070
  • OUR INTIMACY, AND TO MAKE US ONE.
  • 00:08:35.090 --> 00:08:37.250
  • BUT I BLESS THESE COUPLES, AND THANK YOU
  • 00:08:37.270 --> 00:08:39.170
  • FOR THEM IN JESUS NAME.
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  • AMEN.
  • 00:08:41.150 --> 00:08:43.050
  • EVERYBODY GOT A KISS.
  • 00:08:43.070 --> 00:08:44.170
  • NO AIR KISSES.
  • 00:08:44.190 --> 00:08:46.030
  • REAL KISSES.
  • 00:08:46.050 --> 00:08:47.150
  • YOU GOTTA KISS, AND THEN YOU CAN TAKE YOUR SEAT.
  • 00:08:47.170 --> 00:08:49.020
  • GREAT TO BE HERE.
  • 00:08:49.040 --> 00:08:50.130
  • THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
  • 00:08:50.150 --> 00:08:52.050
  • AND UM, LOVE LAKEWOOD, PASTOR JOEL AND VICTORIA
  • 00:08:52.070 --> 00:08:55.200
  • AND ALL THE WONDERFUL PEOPLE HERE.
  • 00:08:55.220 --> 00:08:58.040
  • IF YOU HAVE YOUR BIBLES THERE, YOUR PHONES OR
  • 00:08:58.060 --> 00:09:01.110
  • WHATEVER, GENESIS CHAPTER 2 IS WHERE YOU CAN TURN,
  • 00:09:01.130 --> 00:09:05.040
  • AND MY MESSAGE THIS IS MY FAVORITE MESSAGE TITLE.
  • 00:09:05.060 --> 00:09:09.080
  • THIS MESSAGE IS CALLED THE UNITED STATE OF
  • 00:09:09.100 --> 00:09:13.090
  • A MARRIAGE .
  • 00:09:13.110 --> 00:09:15.140
  • AND I WANT TO TALK ABOUT UNITY.
  • 00:09:15.160 --> 00:09:17.160
  • I WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE UNITY OF YOUR MARRIAGE.
  • 00:09:17.180 --> 00:09:19.280
  • PASTOR CLAYTON WHEN HE ASKED ME TO COME SPEAK
  • 00:09:20.000 --> 00:09:22.180
  • HERE, I SAID, WELL, WHAT DO YOU WANT ME TO SPEAK ON?
  • 00:09:22.200 --> 00:09:25.110
  • HE SAID, THE MOST IMPORTANT THING, JUST IF
  • 00:09:25.130 --> 00:09:27.190
  • YOU COULD TELL A PERSON ONE THING ABOUT MARRIAGE
  • 00:09:27.210 --> 00:09:30.020
  • WHAT WOULD YOU TELL THEM?
  • 00:09:30.040 --> 00:09:32.000
  • WELL, THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT MESSAGES
  • 00:09:32.020 --> 00:09:34.220
  • ON MARRIAGE THAT I BRING, BUT GENESIS CHAPTER 2
  • 00:09:34.240 --> 00:09:38.010
  • TELLS US THE DETAIL OF HOW GOD CREATED MARRIAGE.
  • 00:09:38.030 --> 00:09:41.230
  • AND IT'S VERY SPECIFIC.
  • 00:09:41.250 --> 00:09:43.230
  • GENESIS 2: 21, THE LORD CAUSED A DEEP SLEEP TO
  • 00:09:43.250 --> 00:09:46.120
  • FALL ON ADAM, AND HE SLEPT.
  • 00:09:46.140 --> 00:09:48.090
  • HE TOOK ONE OF HIS RIBS AND CLOSED UP THE FLESH
  • 00:09:48.110 --> 00:09:50.140
  • IN ITS PLACE.
  • 00:09:50.160 --> 00:09:53.030
  • THEN THE RIB WHICH THE LORD GOD HAD TAKEN FROM
  • 00:09:53.050 --> 00:09:55.160
  • THE MAN HE MADE INTO A WOMAN, AND HE BROUGHT HER
  • 00:09:55.180 --> 00:09:57.110
  • TO THE MAN, AND ADAM SAID, THIS IS MY BONE OF
  • 00:09:57.130 --> 00:09:59.060
  • MY BONES AND FLESH OF MY FLESH.
  • 00:09:59.080 --> 00:10:01.130
  • SHE SHALL BE CALLED WOMAN BECAUSE SHE WAS TAKEN OUT
  • 00:10:01.150 --> 00:10:03.020
  • OF MAN.
  • 00:10:03.040 --> 00:10:05.010
  • THEREFORE, A MAN SHALL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND
  • 00:10:05.030 --> 00:10:07.060
  • MOTHER AND BE JOINED TO HIS WIFE, AND THEY SHALL
  • 00:10:07.080 --> 00:10:08.260
  • BECOME ONE FLESH.
  • 00:10:08.280 --> 00:10:10.170
  • THEY WERE BOTH NAKED.
  • 00:10:10.190 --> 00:10:12.080
  • THE MAN AND HIS WIFE WERE NOT ASHAMED.
  • 00:10:12.100 --> 00:10:14.110
  • GOD COULD HAVE CREATED EVE OUT OF THE DUST THE
  • 00:10:14.130 --> 00:10:16.120
  • WAY THAT HE CREATED ADAM, BUT HE DIDN'T.
  • 00:10:16.140 --> 00:10:18.140
  • HE TOOK EVE OUT OF ADAM BECAUSE MARRIAGE IS THE
  • 00:10:18.160 --> 00:10:21.130
  • MOST PROFOUNDLY UNIFIED RELATIONSHIP ON EARTH.
  • 00:10:21.150 --> 00:10:25.090
  • AND THE WORD FOR UNITY IN MARRIAGE IS SO PROFOUND,
  • 00:10:25.110 --> 00:10:29.110
  • IT'S THE WORD ONE.
  • 00:10:29.130 --> 00:10:33.040
  • GOD TOOK THOSE 2 AND MADE THEM 1.
  • 00:10:33.060 --> 00:10:36.250
  • AND WHEN GOD CREATED EVE, ADAM LOOKED AT EVE AND
  • 00:10:36.270 --> 00:10:39.060
  • SAID, THIS IS ME.
  • 00:10:39.080 --> 00:10:41.040
  • THAT'S JUST AN EXTENSION OF ME.
  • 00:10:41.060 --> 00:10:43.230
  • THIS IS BONE OF MY BONES AND FLESH OF MY FLESH.
  • 00:10:43.250 --> 00:10:46.140
  • MATTHEW 19, THE PHARISEES WERE ASKING JESUS ABOUT DIVORCE.
  • 00:10:46.160 --> 00:10:50.060
  • HE SAID, SO THAT THEY ARE NO LONGER 2 BUT 1 FLESH.
  • 00:10:50.080 --> 00:10:53.290
  • THEREFORE, WHAT GOD HAS JOINED TOGETHER LET NOT
  • 00:10:54.010 --> 00:10:56.000
  • MEN SEPARATE.
  • 00:10:56.020 --> 00:10:58.010
  • LET ME SAY THIS TO YOU, MARRIAGE IS NOT A PAPER.
  • 00:10:58.030 --> 00:11:00.170
  • MARRIAGE IS AN ACT OF THE SPIRIT OF GOD.
  • 00:11:00.190 --> 00:11:02.210
  • AND WHAT MAKES YOU MARRIED IS NOT A PIECE OF
  • 00:11:02.230 --> 00:11:05.250
  • PAPER FROM YOUR STATE OR FROM YOUR COUNTRY.
  • 00:11:05.270 --> 00:11:08.060
  • WHAT MAKES YOU MARRIED IS AN ACT OF THE SPIRIT OF
  • 00:11:08.080 --> 00:11:10.120
  • GOD JOINING YOU SPIRIT TO SPIRIT.
  • 00:11:10.140 --> 00:11:12.240
  • AND EVERY GREAT THING THAT WILL HAPPEN IN YOUR
  • 00:11:12.260 --> 00:11:15.290
  • MARRIAGE WILL HAPPEN OUT OF UNITY, AND EVERY BAD
  • 00:11:16.010 --> 00:11:18.070
  • THING THAT WILL HAPPEN IN YOUR MARRIAGE WILL HAPPEN
  • 00:11:18.090 --> 00:11:20.120
  • OUT OF DIVISION.
  • 00:11:20.140 --> 00:11:22.150
  • AND UNITY IS SO MUCH EASIER THAN DIVISION.
  • 00:11:22.170 --> 00:11:24.170
  • AND I KNOW BECAUSE MY WIFE AND I ALMOST DIVORCED.
  • 00:11:24.190 --> 00:11:28.050
  • WE LIVED THE FIRST SEVERAL YEARS OF OUR
  • 00:11:28.070 --> 00:11:31.290
  • MARRIAGE VERY DIVIDED TO THE POINT -AND OF COURSE
  • 00:11:32.010 --> 00:11:33.280
  • DIVORCE IS THE ULTIMATE ACT OF DIVISION.
  • 00:11:34.000 --> 00:11:36.190
  • IT IS SO MUCH EASIER BEING UNIFIED, AND FOR
  • 00:11:36.210 --> 00:11:39.050
  • MANY OF YOU WHO CAME IN CHALLENGED TONIGHT
  • 00:11:39.070 --> 00:11:42.180
  • BECAUSE YOU FELT LIKE MAYBE YOU WEREN'T
  • 00:11:42.200 --> 00:11:44.290
  • UNIFIED, YOU'VE BEEN HAVING STRUGGLES OR
  • 00:11:45.010 --> 00:11:47.060
  • WHATEVER, MY PRAYER HONESTLY IS FOR AT THE
  • 00:11:47.080 --> 00:11:50.130
  • END OF THIS TEACHING WE'RE GOING TO PRAY, BUT
  • 00:11:50.150 --> 00:11:52.230
  • MY PRAYER IS AT THE END OF THIS MESSAGE THAT IF
  • 00:11:52.250 --> 00:11:55.280
  • YOU ARE DIVIDED, THAT YOU'RE HEALED AND
  • 00:11:56.000 --> 00:11:58.260
  • UNIFIED, AND EVEN IF YOU'RE UNIFIED, THAT YOUR
  • 00:11:58.280 --> 00:12:01.110
  • UNITY GROWS, THAT THE BOND BETWEEN YOU GROWS,
  • 00:12:01.130 --> 00:12:04.120
  • AND YOU FEEL MORE UNITY THAN YOU'VE EVER FELT BEFORE.
  • 00:12:04.140 --> 00:12:07.050
  • THE PROBLEM THAT WE HAVE WITH UNITY IS THAT WE
  • 00:12:07.070 --> 00:12:10.080
  • HAVE AN EVIL ENEMY, AND IN GENESIS CHAPTER 2, GOD
  • 00:12:10.100 --> 00:12:12.180
  • CREATED MARRIAGE.
  • 00:12:12.200 --> 00:12:14.240
  • IN GENESIS CHAPTER 3, SATAN ATTACKED IT.
  • 00:12:14.260 --> 00:12:17.060
  • NOW, I WANT YOU TO LISTEN TO WHAT I'M SAYING, THAT
  • 00:12:17.080 --> 00:12:19.280
  • A LOT OF PEOPLE CALL GENESIS 3 THE FALL OF MAN
  • 00:12:20.000 --> 00:12:23.150
  • BECAUSE THIS IS WHEN THE DEVIL CAME INTO THE
  • 00:12:23.170 --> 00:12:25.220
  • GARDEN OF EDEN AND TEMPTED ADAM AND EVE AND
  • 00:12:25.240 --> 00:12:28.000
  • THEY FELL, BUT UNDERSTAND THIS, ADAM WAS ON THE
  • 00:12:28.020 --> 00:12:30.090
  • EARTH FOR A LONG TIME BEFORE EVE WAS CREATED,
  • 00:12:30.110 --> 00:12:33.000
  • AND THE DEVIL WAS UNINTERESTED IN ADAM
  • 00:12:33.020 --> 00:12:34.230
  • BY HIMSELF.
  • 00:12:34.250 --> 00:12:36.200
  • HOW DO WE KNOW THAT ADAM WAS ON THE EARTH
  • 00:12:36.220 --> 00:12:38.060
  • FOR A LONG TIME?
  • 00:12:38.080 --> 00:12:40.000
  • BECAUSE HE NAMED ALL THE ANIMALS ON THE EARTH
  • 00:12:40.020 --> 00:12:41.180
  • BEFORE HE WAS CREATED.
  • 00:12:41.200 --> 00:12:43.150
  • THAT TAKES A LONG TIME, I TRIED IT ONE DAY
  • 00:12:43.170 --> 00:12:45.060
  • [ LAUGHTER ] AND IT TAKES A LITTLE WHILE.
  • 00:12:45.080 --> 00:12:47.080
  • SO ADAM WAS ON THE EARTH FOR WEEKS OR MONTHS OR
  • 00:12:47.100 --> 00:12:49.050
  • YEARS BEFORE EVE WAS CREATED, OKAY.
  • 00:12:49.070 --> 00:12:50.200
  • THE DEVIL WAS UNINTERESTED.
  • 00:12:50.220 --> 00:12:53.100
  • THIS IS NOT THE RECORD OF THE FALL OF MAN.
  • 00:12:53.120 --> 00:12:55.140
  • IT IS THE RECORD OF THE FALL OF MARRIAGE.
  • 00:12:55.160 --> 00:12:57.150
  • GOD LOOKED AT A MAN BY HIMSELF AND SAID,
  • 00:12:57.170 --> 00:12:59.220
  • THAT'S NOT GOOD.
  • 00:12:59.240 --> 00:13:02.010
  • EVERYTHING GOD CREATED HE LOOKED AT AND SAID THAT'S
  • 00:13:02.030 --> 00:13:04.040
  • VERY GOOD EXCEPT FOR A MAN TO BE BY HIMSELF.
  • 00:13:04.060 --> 00:13:06.110
  • AND AS SOON AS MARRIAGE WAS CREATED, THE DEVIL
  • 00:13:06.130 --> 00:13:08.250
  • WAS THREATENED BECAUSE HE REALIZED WHAT ADAM COULD
  • 00:13:08.270 --> 00:13:11.160
  • NOT DO BY HIMSELF ADAM AND EVE COULD
  • 00:13:11.180 --> 00:13:13.170
  • DO TOGETHER.
  • 00:13:13.190 --> 00:13:15.010
  • [ APPLAUSE ]
  • 00:13:15.030 --> 00:13:16.220
  • SO THAT'S THE POTENTIAL OF MARRIAGE.
  • 00:13:16.240 --> 00:13:19.000
  • SO THE DEVIL IS A STRATEGIST.
  • 00:13:19.020 --> 00:13:20.170
  • HE KNOWS IF HE CAN RUIN MARRIAGE, HE CAN RUIN
  • 00:13:20.190 --> 00:13:22.140
  • EVERYTHING IN SOCIETY.
  • 00:13:22.160 --> 00:13:24.140
  • MARRIAGE IS THE FIRST INSTITUTION THAT GOD EVER
  • 00:13:24.160 --> 00:13:26.120
  • CREATED AND IS THE FOUNDATION OF EVERY
  • 00:13:26.140 --> 00:13:28.200
  • OTHER INSTITUTION.
  • 00:13:28.220 --> 00:13:30.140
  • AND WE CAN PRINT TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS
  • 00:13:30.160 --> 00:13:32.080
  • TRYING TO SOLVE OUR PROBLEMS, BUT IF WE GIVE
  • 00:13:32.100 --> 00:13:34.140
  • EVERYBODY A GODLY FAMILY, WE'LL SOLVE ALL OF
  • 00:13:34.160 --> 00:13:35.290
  • THEM OVERNIGHT.
  • 00:13:36.010 --> 00:13:37.230
  • [ APPLAUSE ]
  • 00:13:37.250 --> 00:13:39.260
  • MARRIAGE IS THE CELL OF THE SOCIAL SOUL.
  • 00:13:39.280 --> 00:13:41.190
  • SO THE DEVIL ENTERS THE GARDEN OF EDEN.
  • 00:13:41.210 --> 00:13:43.100
  • THIS IS THE ACCOUNT OF IT.
  • 00:13:43.120 --> 00:13:44.290
  • THE SERPENT WAS MORE CUNNING THAN ANY BEAST OF
  • 00:13:45.010 --> 00:13:47.020
  • THE FIELD WHICH THE LORD GOD HAD MADE.
  • 00:13:47.040 --> 00:13:48.250
  • THE WORD THERE MEANS SUBTLE.
  • 00:13:48.270 --> 00:13:50.270
  • THE SERPENT WAS MORE SUBTLE THAN ANY BEAST OF
  • 00:13:50.290 --> 00:13:53.190
  • THE FIELD WHICH THE LORD GOD HAD MADE, AND HE SAID
  • 00:13:53.210 --> 00:13:55.240
  • TO THE WOMAN, NOTICE HE'S TALKING TO HER, NOT THEM.
  • 00:13:55.260 --> 00:13:58.030
  • THE DEVIL DOESN'T WANT TO TALK TO YOU TOGETHER.
  • 00:13:58.050 --> 00:14:01.030
  • HE WANTS TO SEPARATE YOU AND TALK TO YOU.
  • 00:14:01.050 --> 00:14:03.100
  • HE SAID TO THE WOMAN, HAS GOD INDEED SAID YOU SHALL
  • 00:14:03.120 --> 00:14:05.270
  • NOT EAT OF EVERY TREE OUT OF THE GARDEN?
  • 00:14:05.290 --> 00:14:08.010
  • SEE, WHAT MAKES THE DEVIL DANGEROUS IS STEALTH.
  • 00:14:08.030 --> 00:14:10.130
  • IF THE DEVIL WOULD JUST KNOCK ON OUR FRONT DOOR,
  • 00:14:10.150 --> 00:14:13.220
  • WE OPEN THE FRONT DOOR, WE SEE, YOU KNOW, A RED
  • 00:14:13.240 --> 00:14:15.280
  • SUITED PERSON WITH HORNS, BIFURCATED TAILED
  • 00:14:16.000 --> 00:14:18.270
  • PITCHFORK, I'M SATAN OF H-DOUBLE-L.
  • 00:14:18.290 --> 00:14:21.160
  • COULD I COME IN AND DESTROY YOUR LIFE? NO!
  • 00:14:21.180 --> 00:14:24.080
  • [ SLAMMING THE DOOR ] THAT'S EASY, BUT HE
  • 00:14:24.100 --> 00:14:25.270
  • DOESN'T DO THAT.
  • 00:14:25.290 --> 00:14:27.260
  • THE DEVIL TOOK THE FORM OF THE ANIMAL WHICH MOST
  • 00:14:27.280 --> 00:14:29.200
  • SUITED HIS STRATEGY, AND WHAT MAKES SNAKES
  • 00:14:29.220 --> 00:14:31.220
  • DANGEROUS IS THEY'RE STEALTHY.
  • 00:14:31.240 --> 00:14:34.160
  • THEY SLITHER UP, AND YOU DON'T KNOW THEY'RE THERE.
  • 00:14:34.180 --> 00:14:37.050
  • THAT IS WHAT MAKES THE DEVIL DANGEROUS IS HE
  • 00:14:37.070 --> 00:14:39.140
  • SLITHERS INTO OUR LIVES.
  • 00:14:39.160 --> 00:14:42.090
  • SEE, THE DEVIL DOESN'T WANT YOU TO KNOW IT'S HIM.
  • 00:14:42.110 --> 00:14:44.250
  • HE WANTS YOU TO THINK OR HE DOESN'T WANT US TO
  • 00:14:44.270 --> 00:14:47.000
  • KNOW IT'S HIM.
  • 00:14:47.020 --> 00:14:50.180
  • HE WANTS US TO THINK IT'S GOD OR YOU.
  • 00:14:50.200 --> 00:14:52.120
  • SEE, WE ARE THE DEVIL'S PERFECT DISGUISE.
  • 00:14:52.140 --> 00:14:54.090
  • I'LL TALK ABOUT THIS MORE HERE IN JUST A MOMENT,
  • 00:14:54.110 --> 00:14:56.140
  • BUT HERE'S WHAT THE PROBLEM IS WITH THE DEVIL
  • 00:14:56.160 --> 00:14:58.070
  • DESTROYING MARRIAGES.
  • 00:14:58.090 --> 00:15:00.060
  • 60% OF CHRISTIANS DON'T BELIEVE IN THE DEVIL.
  • 00:15:00.080 --> 00:15:02.140
  • THAT'S ACCORDING TO A 2008 BARNA RESEARCH POLL.
  • 00:15:02.160 --> 00:15:05.000
  • TWO-THIRDS OF BELIEVERS DO NOT BELIEVE THERE IS
  • 00:15:05.020 --> 00:15:07.240
  • A REAL DEVIL.
  • 00:15:07.260 --> 00:15:09.230
  • THEY BELIEVE THAT HE MAY BE A SYMBOL OF EVIL, BUT
  • 00:15:09.250 --> 00:15:12.030
  • THEY DON'T BELIEVE THE DEVIL IS REAL.
  • 00:15:12.050 --> 00:15:14.080
  • YOU KNOW, WOULDN'T THAT MAKE AN ENEMY'S JOB SO
  • 00:15:14.100 --> 00:15:16.110
  • EASY IF YOU DIDN'T BELIEVE IN HIM?
  • 00:15:16.130 --> 00:15:18.210
  • IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE IN THE ENEMY, HE'S GOING TO
  • 00:15:18.230 --> 00:15:21.050
  • HAVE A MUCH GREATER DEGREE OF SUCCESS IN
  • 00:15:21.070 --> 00:15:23.110
  • DESTROYING YOU, SO KAREN AND I HAD BEEN MARRIED
  • 00:15:23.130 --> 00:15:26.180
  • FOR, WELL, SEVERAL YEARS, AND THE LORD SAVED OUR
  • 00:15:26.200 --> 00:15:29.070
  • MARRIAGE SOVEREIGNLY.
  • 00:15:29.090 --> 00:15:31.190
  • I'LL TELL MORE ABOUT THAT IN JUST A MOMENT, BUT
  • 00:15:31.210 --> 00:15:33.290
  • SEVERAL YEARS AFTER THE LORD HAD SAVED OUR
  • 00:15:34.010 --> 00:15:36.260
  • MARRIAGE, I WAS IN BUSINESS WITH MY FAMILY.
  • 00:15:36.280 --> 00:15:38.200
  • I WASN'T IN MINISTRY YET, AND WE WERE GOING TO THE
  • 00:15:38.220 --> 00:15:41.080
  • CHURCH THAT I LATER PASTORED FOR 30 YEARS.
  • 00:15:41.100 --> 00:15:45.040
  • WE WERE MEMBERS OF THE CHURCH, AND WE WERE KIND
  • 00:15:45.060 --> 00:15:47.070
  • OF NEW MEMBERS OF THE CHURCH, AND YOU KNOW, OUR
  • 00:15:47.090 --> 00:15:49.080
  • MARRIAGE WAS A LOT BETTER, AND I WAS STILL
  • 00:15:49.100 --> 00:15:51.090
  • KIND OF AN IMMATURE CHRISTIAN, BUT KAREN AND
  • 00:15:51.110 --> 00:15:53.090
  • I STARTED FIGHTING.
  • 00:15:53.110 --> 00:15:55.090
  • YOU KNOW, AND JUST KIND OF BICKERING BACK AND FORTH.
  • 00:15:55.110 --> 00:15:57.000
  • YOU SAY, WELL, WHAT WERE YOU FIGHTING ABOUT?
  • 00:15:57.020 --> 00:15:58.100
  • I DON'T KNOW.
  • 00:15:58.120 --> 00:15:59.280
  • WE WERE JUST ON EACH OTHER'S NERVES.
  • 00:16:00.020 --> 00:16:01.150
  • I'M SURE IT WAS KAREN'S FAULT [ LAUGHTER ]
  • 00:16:01.170 --> 00:16:03.240
  • AND THE REASON I KNOW THAT IS BECAUSE SHE'S NOT HERE.
  • 00:16:03.260 --> 00:16:05.060
  • [ LAUGHTER ] IF SHE WERE HERE, IT WOULD NOT HAVE
  • 00:16:05.080 --> 00:16:07.080
  • BEEN HER FAULT, BUT SINCE SHE'S NOT HERE, I'M SURE
  • 00:16:07.100 --> 00:16:08.260
  • IT WAS HER FAULT.
  • 00:16:08.280 --> 00:16:10.110
  • SO WE HAD JOINED A BIBLE STUDY IN OUR CHURCH, AND
  • 00:16:10.130 --> 00:16:13.260
  • IT WAS BIBLE STUDY NIGHT, AND WE'D BEEN FIGHTING
  • 00:16:13.280 --> 00:16:17.090
  • FOR ABOUT A WEEK, AND JUST BACK AND FORTH, AND
  • 00:16:17.110 --> 00:16:20.000
  • SO SHE CAME UP TO ME AND SHE SAID WELL, JIMMY, WE
  • 00:16:20.020 --> 00:16:22.080
  • NEED TO GO TO BOB AND SARAH'S.
  • 00:16:22.100 --> 00:16:24.070
  • IT'S BIBLE STUDY NIGHT.
  • 00:16:24.090 --> 00:16:26.010
  • I SAID, I'M NOT GOING.
  • 00:16:26.030 --> 00:16:27.260
  • AND THE REASON I SAID THAT IS BECAUSE I KNEW IT
  • 00:16:27.280 --> 00:16:29.110
  • WOULD BOTHERING HER.
  • 00:16:29.130 --> 00:16:31.130
  • THE ONLY REASON I DIDN'T GO WAS TO BUG HER, AND I
  • 00:16:31.150 --> 00:16:33.070
  • JUST SAID I'M NOT GOING.
  • 00:16:33.090 --> 00:16:35.090
  • AND SHE SAID, WE NEED TO GO TO BIBLE STUDY, JIMMY.
  • 00:16:35.110 --> 00:16:37.030
  • WE'VE BEEN FIGHTING, AND I SAID, I'M NOT GOING.
  • 00:16:37.050 --> 00:16:39.030
  • I JUST LOOKED AT HER, SHE KIND OF LEFT IN A HUFF,
  • 00:16:39.050 --> 00:16:40.280
  • YOU KNOW, AND SO I WAS HOME WATCHING TV OR
  • 00:16:41.000 --> 00:16:43.010
  • SOMETHING, AND SO SHE CAME BACK A COUPLE HOURS
  • 00:16:43.030 --> 00:16:45.050
  • LATER AND WALKED IN THE DOOR AND SAT DOWN IN
  • 00:16:45.070 --> 00:16:48.010
  • FRONT OF ME AND SHE SAID, I NEED TO SAY SOMETHING TO YOU.
  • 00:16:48.030 --> 00:16:51.030
  • AND I THOUGHT WELL, FINALLY SHE'S GOING TO REPENT.
  • 00:16:51.050 --> 00:16:53.010
  • IT'S ABOUT TIME.
  • 00:16:53.030 --> 00:16:54.220
  • [ LAUGHTER ]
  • 00:16:54.240 --> 00:16:56.100
  • SHE WENT TO BIBLE STUDY.
  • 00:16:56.120 --> 00:16:57.260
  • THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT SUBMISSION, AND SHE
  • 00:16:57.280 --> 00:16:59.080
  • GOT CONVICTED.
  • 00:16:59.100 --> 00:17:00.280
  • [ LAUGHTER ]
  • 00:17:01.000 --> 00:17:02.290
  • AND THE SISTER IS GOING TO REPENT, SO SHE LOOKED
  • 00:17:03.010 --> 00:17:05.150
  • AT ME, AND SHE SAID, SARAH KEY, BOB AND SARAH
  • 00:17:05.170 --> 00:17:09.110
  • KEY WERE OUR LEADERS, THE SMALL GROUP LEADERS, AND
  • 00:17:09.130 --> 00:17:12.220
  • SHE SAID, WHEN I WENT TO BIBLE STUDY TONIGHT SARAH
  • 00:17:12.240 --> 00:17:15.160
  • SAID THAT SHE'D BEEN PRAYING FOR US, AND THAT
  • 00:17:15.180 --> 00:17:17.140
  • SHE COULD SEE A LION'S HEAD ROARING IN OUR
  • 00:17:17.160 --> 00:17:19.030
  • LIVING ROOM TRYING TO DIVIDE US.
  • 00:17:19.050 --> 00:17:22.230
  • AND WE'RE SUPPOSED TO HOLD HANDS AND BIND THE
  • 00:17:22.250 --> 00:17:26.240
  • DEVIL AND COMMAND HIM TO LEAVE OUR HOME.
  • 00:17:26.260 --> 00:17:29.010
  • NOW, LET ME SAY THIS NOW.
  • 00:17:29.030 --> 00:17:31.020
  • I DIDN'T BELIEVE IN THAT BINDING THE DEVIL STUFF.
  • 00:17:31.040 --> 00:17:33.020
  • I HEARD CHRISTIANS AS A YOUNG CHRISTIAN I WOULD
  • 00:17:33.040 --> 00:17:34.260
  • HEAR THESE CHRISTIANS TALK AND SAYING
  • 00:17:34.280 --> 00:17:37.250
  • EVERYTHING WAS THE ENEMY, EVERYTHING WAS THE ENEMY.
  • 00:17:37.270 --> 00:17:40.030
  • AND OH, THE ENEMY HAS BEEN ATTACKING ME.
  • 00:17:40.050 --> 00:17:41.240
  • I RAN OUT OF GAS ON THE WAY TO WORK THIS MORNING.
  • 00:17:41.260 --> 00:17:44.070
  • [ LAUGHTER ]
  • 00:17:44.090 --> 00:17:46.190
  • I WOULD JUST THINK, THE DEVIL IS TOO BUSY TO
  • 00:17:46.210 --> 00:17:48.140
  • ATTACK YOUR GAS TANK, YOU KNOW.
  • 00:17:48.160 --> 00:17:49.260
  • [ LAUGHTER ]
  • 00:17:49.280 --> 00:17:51.190
  • HE'S PREPPING THE ANTI CHRIST AND ALL THAT STUFF.
  • 00:17:51.210 --> 00:17:54.260
  • HE DOESN'T HAVE TIME TO ATTACK YOUR GAS TANK,
  • 00:17:54.280 --> 00:17:56.060
  • YOU KNOW.
  • 00:17:56.080 --> 00:17:57.230
  • AND THE DEVIL IS JUST DECEIVING US.
  • 00:17:57.250 --> 00:17:59.050
  • WE WENT TO THE WORST RESTAURANT TODAY.
  • 00:17:59.070 --> 00:18:00.270
  • IT WAS JUST -- [ LAUGHTER ] AND I JUST WOULD ALWAYS
  • 00:18:00.290 --> 00:18:02.290
  • THINK, I DON'T WANT TO BE THAT PERSON THAT'S ALWAYS
  • 00:18:03.010 --> 00:18:05.140
  • TALKING ABOUT THE ENEMY AND ALL THAT STUFF.
  • 00:18:05.160 --> 00:18:07.070
  • WELL, BUT THERE IS AN ENEMY.
  • 00:18:07.090 --> 00:18:09.020
  • AND HE'S REAL.
  • 00:18:09.040 --> 00:18:11.130
  • AND WHEN KAREN -- SARAH KEY WAS THE MOST GODLY,
  • 00:18:11.150 --> 00:18:14.200
  • PRECIOUS WOMAN, AND KAREN CAME HOME FROM BIBLE
  • 00:18:14.220 --> 00:18:17.140
  • STUDY AND WALKED IN AND SAT ACROSS FROM ME, AND
  • 00:18:17.160 --> 00:18:19.050
  • SHE SAID. SARAH HAS BEEN PRAYING FOR US, SHE SAW A
  • 00:18:19.070 --> 00:18:22.090
  • LION'S HEAD ROARING.
  • 00:18:22.110 --> 00:18:24.050
  • LET ME SAY SOMETHING TO YOU.
  • 00:18:24.070 --> 00:18:25.130
  • WE DIDN'T KNOW WE WERE JIMMY AND KAREN EVANS.
  • 00:18:25.150 --> 00:18:28.000
  • WE DIDN'T KNOW ONE DAY THAT OUR MARRIAGE WOULD
  • 00:18:28.020 --> 00:18:30.150
  • BE WHAT IT WAS TOUCHING AS MANY PEOPLE AS IT DID.
  • 00:18:30.170 --> 00:18:32.280
  • SOMETIMES MAYBE THE DEVIL KNOWS MORE ABOUT OUR
  • 00:18:33.000 --> 00:18:34.290
  • DESTINY THAN WE DO.
  • 00:18:35.010 --> 00:18:37.180
  • [ APPLAUSE ]
  • 00:18:37.200 --> 00:18:42.000
  • IF YOU FEEL LIKE YOU'VE BEEN UNDER ATTACK,
  • 00:18:42.020 --> 00:18:43.170
  • MAYBE THERE'S A REASON HE'S ATTACKING YOU.
  • 00:18:43.190 --> 00:18:45.030
  • MAYBE YOU'RE REAL SPECIAL.
  • 00:18:45.050 --> 00:18:48.130
  • I SIT DOWN WITH KAREN FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER.
  • 00:18:48.150 --> 00:18:50.280
  • I HAD NEVER DONE IT BEFORE, AND I DIDN'T KNOW HOW TO
  • 00:18:51.000 --> 00:18:53.010
  • PRAY. I WASN'T A GOOD PRAYER.
  • 00:18:53.030 --> 00:18:54.190
  • I JUST, NOW I'M A PROFESSIONAL.
  • 00:18:54.210 --> 00:18:56.180
  • BACK THEN-- [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:18:56.200 --> 00:19:01.000
  • SO WE SAT DOWN, AND I HAD NEVER PRAYED WITH MY WIFE
  • 00:19:01.020 --> 00:19:04.180
  • BEFORE. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THAT WE'D EVER PRAYED
  • 00:19:04.200 --> 00:19:09.030
  • TOGETHER BECAUSE WHEN SHE WAS TALKING, I KNEW,
  • 00:19:09.050 --> 00:19:13.020
  • I KNEW THAT WHAT SHE WAS SAYING WAS TRUE.
  • 00:19:13.040 --> 00:19:16.030
  • SO WE SAT DOWN AND HELD HANDS.
  • 00:19:16.050 --> 00:19:19.020
  • WE HAD BEEN FIGHTING FOR A WEEK.
  • 00:19:19.040 --> 00:19:21.080
  • WE HELD HANDS, AND HERE'S WHAT I SAID.
  • 00:19:21.100 --> 00:19:23.030
  • IN THE NAME OF JESUS, WE BIND YOU SATAN OVER OUR
  • 00:19:23.050 --> 00:19:26.270
  • HOME AND OVER OUR MARRIAGE, AND WE COMMAND YOU TO LEAVE
  • 00:19:26.290 --> 00:19:29.220
  • IN JESUS' NAME, AMEN.
  • 00:19:29.240 --> 00:19:31.210
  • WHEN I SAID THAT PRAYER, IT WAS LIKE SOMEONE OPENED THE
  • 00:19:31.230 --> 00:19:34.130
  • DRAPES AND SPRAYED LYSOL.
  • 00:19:34.150 --> 00:19:37.060
  • THE ATMOSPHERE OF OUR HOME IMMEDIATELY CHANGED,
  • 00:19:37.080 --> 00:19:39.290
  • AND THE NEXT INSTANT I LOOKED AT KAREN AND
  • 00:19:40.010 --> 00:19:42.030
  • I THOUGHT WHY AM I MAD AT YOU?
  • 00:19:42.050 --> 00:19:44.170
  • I STARTED CHASING HER AROUND THE HOUSE.
  • 00:19:44.190 --> 00:19:46.130
  • WELL I'M NOT STUPID, YOU KNOW.
  • 00:19:46.150 --> 00:19:48.160
  • IT HAD BEEN A WEEK, YOU KNOW.
  • 00:19:48.180 --> 00:19:50.160
  • [LAUGHTER] ANYWAY. ANYWAY.
  • 00:19:50.180 --> 00:19:54.220
  • SO IT WAS THE DEVIL.
  • 00:19:54.240 --> 00:20:00.070
  • THERE IS A REAL DEVIL AND HE'S STEALTHY,
  • 00:20:00.090 --> 00:20:03.110
  • AND HE COMES, HE SLITHERS IN.
  • 00:20:03.130 --> 00:20:05.050
  • SEE, HE DIDN'T WANT US TO KNOW THAT IT WAS HIM.
  • 00:20:05.070 --> 00:20:08.020
  • IT TOOK A GODLY FRIEND TO TELL US IT WAS HIM.
  • 00:20:08.040 --> 00:20:11.220
  • BUT ONCE HE WAS EXPOSED IN OUR HOME AND WE BOUND HIM,
  • 00:20:11.240 --> 00:20:16.010
  • I REALIZED THAT DAY THE DEVIL IS REAL,
  • 00:20:16.030 --> 00:20:18.010
  • HE HATES OUR MARRIAGE, AND I REALIZED WE HAVE
  • 00:20:18.030 --> 00:20:20.110
  • AUTHORITY OVER HIM IN THE NAME OF JESUS.
  • 00:20:20.130 --> 00:20:22.170
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:20:22.190 --> 00:20:26.080
  • LET ME READ YOU A COUPLE OF SCRIPTURES HERE.
  • 00:20:26.100 --> 00:20:28.190
  • THIS IS LUKE 11.
  • 00:20:28.210 --> 00:20:30.160
  • NOW, I'M GONNA SAY, SO THERE ARE TWO-THIRDS OF
  • 00:20:30.180 --> 00:20:33.250
  • CHRISTIANS DON'T BELIEVE IN THE DEVIL.
  • 00:20:33.270 --> 00:20:36.190
  • JESUS TALKED MORE ABOUT HELL THAN HEAVEN.
  • 00:20:36.210 --> 00:20:38.170
  • A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T BELIEVE IN HELL.
  • 00:20:38.190 --> 00:20:39.220
  • THAT'S VERY WISHFUL THINKING.
  • 00:20:39.240 --> 00:20:42.090
  • JESUS TALKED MORE ABOUT HELL THAN HEAVEN.
  • 00:20:42.110 --> 00:20:44.030
  • HERE'S JESUS IN LUKE 11, THIS IS TALKING ABOUT
  • 00:20:44.050 --> 00:20:46.140
  • JESUS, "HE WAS CASTING OUT A DEMON, AND IT WAS MUTE.
  • 00:20:46.160 --> 00:20:49.170
  • SO IT WAS WHEN THE DEMON HAD GONE OUT THE MUTE
  • 00:20:49.190 --> 00:20:52.020
  • SPOKE AND THE MULTITUDES MARVELED.
  • 00:20:52.040 --> 00:20:53.210
  • SOME OF THEM SAID HE CAST OUT DEMONS BY BEELZEBUB."
  • 00:20:53.230 --> 00:20:57.080
  • THAT'S LORD OF THE FLIES. THOSE DEMON MASTER.
  • 00:20:57.100 --> 00:21:00.020
  • "HE CAST OUT DEMONS BY BEELZEBUB THE RULER OF THE
  • 00:21:00.040 --> 00:21:02.130
  • DEMONS, OTHERS TESTING HIM SAW FROM HIM A SIGN FROM
  • 00:21:02.150 --> 00:21:05.290
  • HEAVEN, BUT HE KNOWING THEIR THOUGHTS SAID TO THEM
  • 00:21:06.010 --> 00:21:08.090
  • 'EVERY KINGDOM DIVIDED AGAINST ITSELF IS BROUGHT
  • 00:21:08.110 --> 00:21:11.180
  • TO DESOLATION, AND A HOUSE DIVIDED AGAINST A HOUSE
  • 00:21:11.200 --> 00:21:15.100
  • FALLS. IF SATAN--'" HERE'S JESUS TALKING ABOUT SATAN,
  • 00:21:15.120 --> 00:21:18.040
  • "'IF SATAN ALSO IS DIVIDED AGAINST HIMSELF, HOW WILL
  • 00:21:18.060 --> 00:21:20.160
  • HIS KINGDOM STAND?
  • 00:21:20.180 --> 00:21:22.060
  • BUT YOU SAY I CAST OUT DEMONS BY BEELZEBUB AND
  • 00:21:22.080 --> 00:21:24.170
  • IF I CAST OUT DEMONS BY BEELZEBUB,
  • 00:21:24.190 --> 00:21:26.050
  • WHOM DO YOUR SONS CAST THEM OUT?
  • 00:21:26.070 --> 00:21:29.010
  • THEREFORE THEY WILL BE YOUR JUDGES.
  • 00:21:29.030 --> 00:21:30.130
  • BUT IF I CAST OUT DEMONS BY THE FINGER OF GOD,
  • 00:21:30.150 --> 00:21:33.170
  • SURELY THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS COME UPON YOU.'"
  • 00:21:33.190 --> 00:21:35.170
  • AND JESUS FIRST OF ALL CLEARLY ADDRESSES THE DEMONIC
  • 00:21:35.190 --> 00:21:38.140
  • AND SATANIC REALM HERE.
  • 00:21:38.160 --> 00:21:40.130
  • YOU CAN'T DENY THESE ARE THE WORDS OF JESUS.
  • 00:21:40.150 --> 00:21:42.160
  • THE SECOND THING THAT JESUS STATES HERE IS ANYTHING
  • 00:21:42.180 --> 00:21:45.010
  • DIVIDED WILL BE DEFEATED.
  • 00:21:45.030 --> 00:21:47.280
  • YOU CAN NEVER EXPERIENCE VICTORY WHEN YOU'RE DIVIDED.
  • 00:21:48.000 --> 00:21:52.120
  • ANYTHING DIVIDED WILL ULTIMATELY BE DEFEATED.
  • 00:21:52.140 --> 00:21:55.200
  • THIS IS ANOTHER THING I LOVE ABOUT THIS TEXT IS
  • 00:21:55.220 --> 00:21:58.220
  • JESUS TALKS ABOUT THE PREEMINENCE OF GOD OVER
  • 00:21:58.240 --> 00:22:01.050
  • THE DEVIL. IT'S NOT A FAIR FIGHT, Y'ALL.
  • 00:22:01.070 --> 00:22:02.280
  • JESUS SAID IF I CAST OUT DEMONS BY THE FINGER OF
  • 00:22:03.000 --> 00:22:05.150
  • GOD, HERE'S WHAT IT TAKES FOR GOD TO CAST OUT A DEMON.
  • 00:22:05.170 --> 00:22:09.060
  • DOESN'T TAKE HIS FIST, DOESN'T TAKE HIS ARM,
  • 00:22:09.240 --> 00:22:11.220
  • IT DOESN'T TAKE ANY OF HIS STRENGTH.
  • 00:22:11.240 --> 00:22:13.040
  • JESUS DEFEATED HIM 2.000 YEARS AGO,
  • 00:22:13.060 --> 00:22:15.040
  • YOU CAN JUST FLICK HIM OFF.
  • 00:22:15.060 --> 00:22:17.110
  • IF I CAST OUT DEMONS BY THE FINGER OF GOD,
  • 00:22:17.130 --> 00:22:20.160
  • IT'S WHAT JESUS SAID,
  • 00:22:20.180 --> 00:22:22.080
  • AND I'LL TELL YOU WE HAVE AUTHORITY.
  • 00:22:22.100 --> 00:22:23.250
  • THIS IS LUKE CHAPTER 10, "THE 70 RETURN WITH JOY
  • 00:22:23.270 --> 00:22:26.170
  • SAYING 'LORD, EVEN THE DEMONS ARE SUBJECT TO US IN YOUR
  • 00:22:26.190 --> 00:22:28.270
  • NAME,' AND HE SAID TO THEM 'I SAW SATAN FALL LIKE
  • 00:22:28.290 --> 00:22:32.140
  • LIGHTNING FROM HEAVEN, BEHOLD I GIVE YOU THE
  • 00:22:32.160 --> 00:22:34.050
  • AUTHORITY--' LISTEN. 'I GIVE YOU THE AUTHORITY TO
  • 00:22:34.070 --> 00:22:36.200
  • TRAMPLE ON SERPENTS--' THERE'S THE DEVIL,
  • 00:22:36.220 --> 00:22:39.160
  • '--AND SCORPIONS AND OVER ALL THE POWER OF THE ENEMY,
  • 00:22:39.180 --> 00:22:44.050
  • AND NOTHING SHALL BY ANY MEANS HARM YOU.'"
  • 00:22:44.070 --> 00:22:47.200
  • LISTEN TO ME.
  • 00:22:47.220 --> 00:22:48.270
  • WE HAVE BEEN GIVEN TOTAL AUTHORITY OVER THE DEVIL,
  • 00:22:48.290 --> 00:22:51.220
  • AND THE ONLY REASON WE'RE BEING HARMED IS WE'RE NOT
  • 00:22:51.240 --> 00:22:53.270
  • USING THE AUTHORITY.
  • 00:22:53.290 --> 00:22:55.160
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:22:55.180 --> 00:23:01.070
  • MATT CROUCH: SPARK CONFERENCE 2017.
  • 00:23:01.090 --> 00:23:04.070
  • IF YOU JUST TUNED IN, WE ARE RIGHT HERE IN SOUTHERN
  • 00:23:04.090 --> 00:23:06.220
  • CALIFORNIA. WAVE, AUDIENCE, WOULD YOU PLEASE?
  • 00:23:06.240 --> 00:23:08.170
  • SMILE AND WAVE.
  • 00:23:08.190 --> 00:23:09.270
  • [CHEERING]
  • 00:23:09.290 --> 00:23:11.290
  • BEAUTIFUL DAY IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.
  • 00:23:12.010 --> 00:23:13.210
  • WE BROUGHT THE SPARK CONFERENCE TO YOU.
  • 00:23:13.230 --> 00:23:16.260
  • SO I'M SITTING HERE THINKING ABOUT SOMETHING
  • 00:23:16.280 --> 00:23:19.020
  • THAT I WAS, I'VE BEEN PRODUCING TV PROGRAMS
  • 00:23:19.040 --> 00:23:23.050
  • FOR A LONG TIME. COACH BILL MCCARTNEY.
  • 00:23:23.070 --> 00:23:25.110
  • DO YOU REMEMBER COACH BILL MCCARTNEY BACK IN THE DAY?
  • 00:23:25.130 --> 00:23:28.080
  • HE WON A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP,
  • 00:23:28.100 --> 00:23:30.020
  • AND THEN THE WHOLE PROMISE KEEPERS MOVEMENT KIND OF
  • 00:23:30.040 --> 00:23:32.030
  • CAME OUT OF THAT. HE--
  • 00:23:32.050 --> 00:23:34.280
  • I DID SOME TV PRODUCTION FOR HIM BACK IN THE DAY,
  • 00:23:35.000 --> 00:23:38.040
  • AND LET ME SHOW YOU THE WORLD'S SHORTEST
  • 00:23:38.060 --> 00:23:41.090
  • MARRIAGE CONFERENCE, OKAY?
  • 00:23:41.110 --> 00:23:43.050
  • WE'RE GONNA DO IT RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW. OKAY?
  • 00:23:43.070 --> 00:23:45.050
  • THIS IS NINE SECONDS. WATCH THIS.
  • 00:23:45.070 --> 00:23:46.280
  • IF YOU'RE SITTING WITH YOUR SPOUSE,
  • 00:23:47.000 --> 00:23:49.100
  • LOOK AT THEM RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:23:49.120 --> 00:23:52.010
  • OKAY, LOOK AT YOUR SPOUSE, OKAY?
  • 00:23:52.030 --> 00:23:55.070
  • SO I HAVE TO TALK TO THE CAMERA A LITTLE BIT,
  • 00:23:55.090 --> 00:23:57.090
  • BUT I'M GONNA GIVE YOU A CHANCE.
  • 00:23:57.110 --> 00:23:58.200
  • - WE'VE DONE THIS BEFORE.
  • 00:23:58.220 --> 00:24:00.050
  • - SO IF YOU'RE SITTING WITH YOUR SPOUSE IN THIS
  • 00:24:00.070 --> 00:24:03.040
  • STUDIO, LOOK THEM IN THE FACE, OKAY?
  • 00:24:03.060 --> 00:24:06.020
  • NOW, MEN, YOUR VALUE AS A MAN NOW SHOWS UP
  • 00:24:06.040 --> 00:24:13.100
  • ON THE COUNTENANCE OF YOUR WIFE'S FACE. OKAY?
  • 00:24:13.120 --> 00:24:18.130
  • - JOHN GRAY: I'M WORTH ABOUT 3 DOLLARS.
  • 00:24:19.080 --> 00:24:21.050
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:24:21.070 --> 00:24:24.190
  • - SO BILL MCCARTNEY SAID THAT WHEN THAT HAPPENED TO
  • 00:24:24.210 --> 00:24:27.270
  • HIM, WHEN THAT LITTLE MOMENT HAPPENED AT A CHURCH
  • 00:24:27.290 --> 00:24:29.230
  • THAT HE ATTENDED, HE WAS LOOKING INTO THE FACE OF
  • 00:24:29.250 --> 00:24:33.050
  • A SUICIDAL, MANIC DEPRESSED WIFE.
  • 00:24:33.070 --> 00:24:36.160
  • AND HE KNEW HE COULD WIN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS,
  • 00:24:36.180 --> 00:24:39.050
  • BUT HIS WIFE WAS FALLING APART.
  • 00:24:39.070 --> 00:24:41.210
  • SO THAT WAS THE BEGINNING OF WHAT CHANGED COACH BILL
  • 00:24:41.230 --> 00:24:45.260
  • AND LYNDI MCCARTNEY, THEIR BOOK SOLD OUT, BY THE WAY.
  • 00:24:45.280 --> 00:24:49.040
  • IT'S STUNNING.
  • 00:24:49.060 --> 00:24:50.190
  • - THAT JUST SHOWS THE NEED IN MARRIAGES,
  • 00:24:50.210 --> 00:24:53.000
  • AND THERE'S MARRIAGES ALL OVER THE WORLD RIGHT NOW
  • 00:24:53.020 --> 00:24:55.230
  • THAT NEED GOD TO INTERVENE INSIDE OF WHERE YOU'RE AT.
  • 00:24:55.250 --> 00:24:59.280
  • YOU KNOW WHAT, I'VE GOT GOOD NEWS FOR YOU.
  • 00:25:00.020 --> 00:25:03.050
  • HE'S GONNA DO THAT FOR YOU.
  • 00:25:03.070 --> 00:25:05.030
  • HE'S GONNA SHOW UP WHERE YOU NEED HIM THE MOST
  • 00:25:05.050 --> 00:25:07.250
  • BECAUSE ONLY GOD CAN HELP YOU.
  • 00:25:07.270 --> 00:25:12.180
  • GOD CAN HELP YOUR SPOUSE TOO, BUT GOD CAN HELP YOU.
  • 00:25:12.200 --> 00:25:16.230
  • AND I JUST THINK WE'VE GOT SOME AMAZING PASTORS HERE
  • 00:25:16.250 --> 00:25:19.110
  • TONIGHT THAT CAN MINISTER TO YOU.
  • 00:25:19.130 --> 00:25:22.280
  • AND LET'S PRAY FOR THE PEOPLE BECAUSE THERE'S
  • 00:25:23.000 --> 00:25:24.230
  • SUCH A NEED, I BELIEVE.
  • 00:25:24.250 --> 00:25:26.100
  • I BELIEVE THAT THERE IS A FIGHT FOR OUR CHILDREN
  • 00:25:26.120 --> 00:25:29.190
  • AND OUR FAMILIES. AND JOHN, YOU WANT TO TAKE--
  • 00:25:29.210 --> 00:25:33.280
  • - I'LL TAKE A FEW MOMENTS AND JUST SAY LOOK,
  • 00:25:34.000 --> 00:25:35.190
  • I'M PRAYING FOR THOSE WHO ARE YOUNG MARRIEDS
  • 00:25:35.210 --> 00:25:38.200
  • SINCE WE'RE THE YOUNGEST.
  • 00:25:38.220 --> 00:25:40.060
  • MY PRAYER IS THAT YOU WILL PRAY FOR PERSEVERANCE,
  • 00:25:40.080 --> 00:25:42.240
  • THAT THE HOLY SPIRIT WILL GIVE YOU STAYING POWER,
  • 00:25:42.260 --> 00:25:45.050
  • THAT YOU REALIZE THAT THE COVENANT YOU MADE WAS
  • 00:25:45.070 --> 00:25:47.120
  • REALLY THE INTENTION OF GOD TO GET THE ATTENTION OF THE
  • 00:25:47.140 --> 00:25:50.110
  • EARTH. GOD WANTS YOUR MARRIAGE TO REFLECT THE GLORY
  • 00:25:50.130 --> 00:25:53.090
  • OF CHRIST IN THE CHURCH.
  • 00:25:53.110 --> 00:25:54.290
  • SO I'M PRAYING THAT YOU WILL HOLD ON, THAT YOU
  • 00:25:55.010 --> 00:25:56.280
  • WILL FIGHT, THAT YOU WILL STAY AT YOUR HOUSE.
  • 00:25:57.000 --> 00:25:59.190
  • THE GRASS LOOKS GREENER ON THE OTHER SIDE BUT
  • 00:25:59.210 --> 00:26:01.150
  • THE DOG IS ALSO MEANER.
  • 00:26:01.170 --> 00:26:03.060
  • STAY HOME. STAY HOME.
  • 00:26:03.080 --> 00:26:05.240
  • BECAUSE THE ENEMY WILL CAUSE YOU TO LOOK THROUGH A
  • 00:26:05.260 --> 00:26:08.210
  • FALSE LENS TO THINK THAT THERE'S RELIEF ON THE OTHER
  • 00:26:08.230 --> 00:26:11.120
  • SIDE, BUT WHEREVER YOU GO, THERE YOU ARE.
  • 00:26:11.140 --> 00:26:14.020
  • AND SO THE BROKENNESS THAT YOU HAVE NOW,
  • 00:26:14.040 --> 00:26:16.220
  • YOU'LL CARRY WITH YOU.
  • 00:26:16.240 --> 00:26:18.170
  • SO I PRAY THAT YOU WILL STAY, THAT YOU WILL FIGHT,
  • 00:26:18.190 --> 00:26:21.060
  • AND THAT YOU'LL FIGHT NOT ONLY FOR THE COVENANT THAT
  • 00:26:21.080 --> 00:26:23.030
  • YOU'RE IN BUT FOR THE CHILDREN AND THE LEGACY
  • 00:26:23.050 --> 00:26:25.150
  • THAT IS TO BE BUILT. I PRAY STRENGTH AND
  • 00:26:25.170 --> 00:26:27.110
  • JOY FOR YOU AND GREAT HEALTH AND LONG LIFE.
  • 00:26:27.130 --> 00:26:31.030
  • - PASTOR CLAYTON, JUST A FINAL THOUGHT?
  • 00:26:31.050 --> 00:26:33.260
  • - I THINK I'D JUST TELL YOU THAT THERE IS HOPE
  • 00:26:33.280 --> 00:26:35.170
  • FOR YOUR MARRIAGE.
  • 00:26:35.190 --> 00:26:37.010
  • IT DOESN'T MATTER IF YOU'VE BEEN MARRIED FOR A COUPLE
  • 00:26:37.030 --> 00:26:38.170
  • OF MONTHS OR GOING ON 50 YEARS THAT THERE IS HOPE
  • 00:26:38.190 --> 00:26:42.100
  • REGARDLESS. JUST START BEGINNING TO DECLARE THINGS
  • 00:26:42.120 --> 00:26:45.040
  • OVER YOUR MARRIAGE. DECLARE LIFE, DECLARE HOPE.
  • 00:26:45.060 --> 00:26:48.210
  • WHEN GOD GAVE EZEKIEL THE VISION OF THE DRY BONES,
  • 00:26:48.230 --> 00:26:52.040
  • HE ASKED HIM CAN THESE BONES LIVE?
  • 00:26:52.060 --> 00:26:54.250
  • AND EZEKIEL'S RESPONSE WAS, GOD, ONLY YOU KNOW THAT.
  • 00:26:54.270 --> 00:26:57.280
  • AND GOD CHALLENGED HIM TO DECLARE LIFE OVER THOSE BONES.
  • 00:26:58.000 --> 00:27:01.150
  • SO WE JUST ASK YOU AND WE PRAY FOR YOU JUST TO
  • 00:27:01.170 --> 00:27:04.110
  • DECLARE LIFE OVER YOUR MARRIAGE BECAUSE THERE'S
  • 00:27:04.130 --> 00:27:06.140
  • HOPE FOR YOUR MARRIAGE.
  • 00:27:06.160 --> 00:27:08.210
  • - PASTOR JOEL, KIND OF FINAL THOUGHTS ON THIS,
  • 00:27:08.230 --> 00:27:10.260
  • AND PRAY FOR THE FOLKS THAT ARE KIND OF THE OPPOSITE OF
  • 00:27:10.280 --> 00:27:15.290
  • WHAT THEY THINK THEY'RE SEEING.
  • 00:27:16.010 --> 00:27:17.160
  • WE ALL HAVE, WE'RE ALL MARRIED,
  • 00:27:17.180 --> 00:27:19.220
  • SO THE FOUR OF US WILL HAVE ISSUES,
  • 00:27:19.240 --> 00:27:22.020
  • BUT FOR SOME REASON THEY THINK THAT PEOPLE ON
  • 00:27:22.040 --> 00:27:24.250
  • TELEVISION DON'T EVER HAVE ANY ISSUES,
  • 00:27:24.270 --> 00:27:26.160
  • THAT KIND OF THING. SO JUST PRAY FOR THE FOLKS.
  • 00:27:26.180 --> 00:27:28.170
  • - I'D LOVE TO. LET'S JUST PRAY TOGETHER.
  • 00:27:28.190 --> 00:27:30.000
  • LORD, THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HERE
  • 00:27:30.020 --> 00:27:32.230
  • TONIGHT, AND LORD WE KNOW THERE ARE PEOPLE
  • 00:27:32.250 --> 00:27:35.090
  • WATCHING THAT ARE STRUGGLING IN THEIR
  • 00:27:35.110 --> 00:27:36.200
  • MARRIAGE AND THEIR RELATIONSHIPS,
  • 00:27:36.220 --> 00:27:38.130
  • AND I JUST PRAY TONIGHT THAT IT WOULD BE A NEW
  • 00:27:38.150 --> 00:27:40.080
  • BEGINNING, THAT HOPE WOULD BEGIN TO FILL THEIR HEART,
  • 00:27:40.100 --> 00:27:42.230
  • FATHER THAT YOU WOULD HEAL THE HURTS OF THE PAST.
  • 00:27:42.250 --> 00:27:45.200
  • WE'VE ALL BEEN THROUGH THINGS THAT ARE WRONG,
  • 00:27:45.220 --> 00:27:47.190
  • BUT LORD YOU SAID YOU WOULD GIVE BEAUTY FOR ASHES,
  • 00:27:47.210 --> 00:27:50.290
  • SO I JUST PRAY TONIGHT THAT HEALING AND HOPE AND FRESH
  • 00:27:51.010 --> 00:27:55.040
  • VISION FOR THEIR MARRIAGE, LORD THAT THEY'D FALL BACK
  • 00:27:55.060 --> 00:27:57.210
  • IN LOVE AND REMEMBER THE REASONS THEY FELL IN LOVE
  • 00:27:57.230 --> 00:28:00.120
  • IN THE FIRST PLACE.
  • 00:28:00.140 --> 00:28:02.030
  • LORD, I JUST PRAY THAT YOU GIVE THEM THE STRENGTH TO
  • 00:28:02.050 --> 00:28:04.100
  • LET GO OF THE OLD AND FATHER JUST RECEIVE THIS
  • 00:28:04.120 --> 00:28:07.010
  • AS A NEW BEGINNING IN THEIR MARRIAGE.
  • 00:28:07.030 --> 00:28:08.210
  • WE DO SPEAK LIFE AND STRENGTH AND PEACE AND
  • 00:28:08.230 --> 00:28:11.120
  • HARMONY AND JOY AND LAUGHTER IN YOUR HOME ONCE
  • 00:28:11.140 --> 00:28:14.250
  • AGAIN. IN THE NAME OF JESUS WE PRAY.
  • 00:28:14.270 --> 00:28:17.060
  • - MATT CROUCH; AMEN. WOW.
  • 00:28:17.080 --> 00:28:19.010
  • WE'RE TALKING ABOUT MARRIAGE.
  • 00:28:19.030 --> 00:28:20.130
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:28:20.150 --> 00:28:24.030
  • PASTOR JIMMY EVANS: SO LET ME TALK FOR THE REST OF THIS
  • 00:28:24.050 --> 00:28:26.020
  • MESSAGE IN TWO WAYS.
  • 00:28:26.040 --> 00:28:27.160
  • FIRST OF ALL, I WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE DEVIL'S
  • 00:28:27.180 --> 00:28:29.130
  • FOUR-FOLD STRATEGY TO DIVIDE US AND FOUR POINTS
  • 00:28:29.150 --> 00:28:31.190
  • OF UNITY THAT UNITE US.
  • 00:28:31.210 --> 00:28:33.080
  • SO LET ME TALK ABOUT THE DEVIL'S DESIRE TO DECEIVE
  • 00:28:33.100 --> 00:28:36.190
  • US AND DIVIDE US HERE FOR JUST A MINUTE.
  • 00:28:36.210 --> 00:28:39.140
  • FOUR WAYS THE DEVIL DOES THIS.
  • 00:28:39.160 --> 00:28:42.010
  • THE FIRST IS HE WANTS TO DECEIVE US ABOUT LOVE AND
  • 00:28:42.030 --> 00:28:44.200
  • MARRIAGE. THIS IS VERY COMMON WITHIN OUR SOCIETY.
  • 00:28:44.220 --> 00:28:47.160
  • LET ME GIVE YOU AN EXAMPLE OF THIS.
  • 00:28:47.180 --> 00:28:49.140
  • IN AMERICA TODAY WE'RE VERY IGNORANT CULTURALLY RELATED
  • 00:28:49.160 --> 00:28:52.040
  • TO MARRIAGE, AND OBVIOUSLY WE'RE SEEING THE EFFECTS OF
  • 00:28:52.060 --> 00:28:54.120
  • THAT. MANY PEOPLE ARE OBSESSED WITH THEIR WEDDING
  • 00:28:54.140 --> 00:28:56.260
  • BUT NOT THEIR MARRIAGE.
  • 00:28:56.280 --> 00:29:00.090
  • I HAVE A JEWELER FRIEND IN DALLAS,
  • 00:29:00.110 --> 00:29:02.170
  • AND HE TOLD ME ONE DAY I HAVE THREE CUSTOMERS
  • 00:29:02.190 --> 00:29:05.090
  • SPENDING OVER A MILLION DOLLARS ON THEIR MARRIAGES,
  • 00:29:05.110 --> 00:29:08.150
  • EACH ONE OF THEM, AND I DON'T GIVE ANY OF THEM
  • 00:29:08.170 --> 00:29:10.100
  • MORE THAN 90 DAYS TO STAY MARRIED.
  • 00:29:10.120 --> 00:29:12.280
  • WE HAVE A PHOTOGRAPHER THAT WORKS WITH US IN MARRIAGE
  • 00:29:13.000 --> 00:29:15.000
  • TODAY AND HE ALSO DOES WEDDING PHOTOS,
  • 00:29:15.020 --> 00:29:17.130
  • AND HE SAID TO US THIS WAS SEVERAL YEARS AGO,
  • 00:29:17.150 --> 00:29:19.260
  • HE SAID INCREASINGLY WHEN I DELIVER WEDDING PHOTOS,
  • 00:29:19.280 --> 00:29:22.020
  • THEY'RE ALREADY DIVORCED.
  • 00:29:22.040 --> 00:29:24.130
  • SEE, THE NUMBER ONE REASON FOR DIVORCE ISN'T CHILDREN,
  • 00:29:24.150 --> 00:29:27.000
  • MONEY OR SEX; IT'S DISAPPOINTMENT.
  • 00:29:27.020 --> 00:29:30.020
  • PEOPLE THINK IF I MARRY MY PERFECT SOUL MATE,
  • 00:29:30.040 --> 00:29:32.050
  • WE'RE JUST GONNA LIVE HAPPILY EVER AFTER.
  • 00:29:32.070 --> 00:29:34.090
  • WE'RE GONNA HAVE A PERFECT DESTINATION WEDDING AND
  • 00:29:34.110 --> 00:29:36.080
  • GET MARRIED ON THE EIFFEL TOWER,
  • 00:29:36.100 --> 00:29:38.120
  • WE'RE GONNA RELEASE A THOUSAND WHITE DOVES WITH A
  • 00:29:38.140 --> 00:29:40.000
  • CHOIR OF CHILDREN SINGING.
  • 00:29:40.020 --> 00:29:41.290
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:29:42.010 --> 00:29:44.030
  • AND THEN WE'RE GONNA JUST GET MARRIED AND WE'RE
  • 00:29:44.050 --> 00:29:45.240
  • SOUL MATES, LIVE HAPPILY EVER AFTER.
  • 00:29:45.260 --> 00:29:48.000
  • IF YOU MARRY YOUR PERFECT SOUL MATE,
  • 00:29:48.020 --> 00:29:50.140
  • IT IS GOING TO TEST YOUR CHRISTIANITY, CHARACTER AND
  • 00:29:50.160 --> 00:29:52.170
  • SANITY IN WAYS YOU NEVER THOUGHT WERE POSSIBLE.
  • 00:29:52.190 --> 00:29:56.090
  • BECAUSE MARRIAGE REQUIRES SACRIFICE AND HARD WORK.
  • 00:29:56.110 --> 00:29:59.150
  • IT IS A COVENANT RELATIONSHIP.
  • 00:29:59.170 --> 00:30:03.070
  • THE FIRST THING WHEN PEOPLE WALK INTO MARRIAGE WITH
  • 00:30:03.090 --> 00:30:05.100
  • THIS PIE-IN-THE-SKY IDEA THAT WE'RE JUST GONNA BE
  • 00:30:05.120 --> 00:30:08.100
  • HAPPY, AND GOD SAID FOR THIS CAUSE A MAN WILL LEAVE HIS
  • 00:30:08.120 --> 00:30:12.170
  • FATHER AND MOTHER AND CLEAVE UNTO HIS WIFE.
  • 00:30:12.190 --> 00:30:14.260
  • YOU'RE GONNA HAVE TO SACRIFICE THE MOST
  • 00:30:14.280 --> 00:30:16.220
  • IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE, YOUR MOTHER AND FATHER,
  • 00:30:16.240 --> 00:30:18.210
  • FOR THIS MARRIAGE TO WORK.
  • 00:30:18.230 --> 00:30:20.080
  • DOESN'T MEAN YOU FORSAKE YOUR PARENTS,
  • 00:30:20.100 --> 00:30:21.200
  • IT MEANS THE MARRIAGE HAS TO BE FIRST.
  • 00:30:21.220 --> 00:30:23.280
  • IF YOU'RE NOT READY TO SACRIFICE,
  • 00:30:24.000 --> 00:30:25.020
  • YOU'RE NOT READY FOR MARRIAGE.
  • 00:30:25.040 --> 00:30:26.180
  • AND YOU'RE GONNA CLEAVE UNTO YOUR WIFE.
  • 00:30:26.200 --> 00:30:28.150
  • THE WORD "CLEAVE" MEANS TO PURSUE WITH ALL OF YOUR
  • 00:30:28.170 --> 00:30:30.140
  • ENERGY. MARRIAGE MEANS SACRIFICE AND HARD WORK.
  • 00:30:30.160 --> 00:30:33.230
  • AND MARRIAGE IS A COVENANT RELATIONSHIP.
  • 00:30:33.250 --> 00:30:35.270
  • THE WORD COVENANT MEANS TO CUT.
  • 00:30:35.290 --> 00:30:37.220
  • YOU DON'T MAKE A COVENANT, YOU CUT A COVENANT.
  • 00:30:37.240 --> 00:30:39.250
  • JESUS SAID THIS IS THE NEW COVENANT IN MY BLOOD.
  • 00:30:39.270 --> 00:30:43.160
  • WITHOUT BLOOD THERE IS NO COVENANT.
  • 00:30:43.180 --> 00:30:44.230
  • THAT'S WHY GOD CUT ADAM.
  • 00:30:44.250 --> 00:30:47.030
  • MARRIAGE IS NOT A MARRIAGE OF CONVENIENCE,
  • 00:30:47.050 --> 00:30:49.030
  • A RELATIONSHIP OF CONVENIENCE,
  • 00:30:49.050 --> 00:30:50.210
  • IT'S A RELATIONSHIP OF SACRIFICE. AND THE WORD
  • 00:30:50.230 --> 00:30:52.270
  • COVENANT MEANS A PERMANENT SACRIFICIAL RELATIONSHIP.
  • 00:30:52.290 --> 00:30:56.210
  • THAT'S WHY WE SAY OUR WEDDING VOWS AND SAY TILL
  • 00:30:56.230 --> 00:30:58.200
  • DEATH DO US PART. NOT MURDER, DEATH.
  • 00:30:58.220 --> 00:31:01.070
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:31:01.090 --> 00:31:04.210
  • TILL DEATH DO US PART BECAUSE THIS BETTER FOR
  • 00:31:04.230 --> 00:31:06.260
  • WORSE, RICHER, FOR POORER, YOU BETTER GET YOUR BRAIN
  • 00:31:06.280 --> 00:31:09.120
  • ON STRAIGHT, YOU BETTER GET READY FOR SOME TOUGH TIMES
  • 00:31:09.140 --> 00:31:11.220
  • BECAUSE THIS IS MARRIAGE AND IT'S A
  • 00:31:11.240 --> 00:31:13.060
  • COVENANT RELATIONSHIP.
  • 00:31:13.080 --> 00:31:15.260
  • AND WHEN YOU COME INTO MARRIAGE UNDERSTANDING,
  • 00:31:15.280 --> 00:31:18.130
  • SEE THERE'S A COVENANT AND A CONTRACT.
  • 00:31:18.150 --> 00:31:20.170
  • A CONTRACT IS WHAT WE'VE TURNED MARRIAGE INTO.
  • 00:31:20.190 --> 00:31:23.130
  • A CONTRACT PROTECTS MY RIGHTS AND LIMITS
  • 00:31:23.150 --> 00:31:26.010
  • MY RESPONSIBILITIES.
  • 00:31:26.030 --> 00:31:28.130
  • A COVENANT FORFEITS MY RIGHTS AND ASSUMES
  • 00:31:28.150 --> 00:31:30.240
  • RESPONSIBILITIES. THEY'RE EXACT OPPOSITES.
  • 00:31:30.260 --> 00:31:34.130
  • SO IN AMERICA, WE ARE TELLING PEOPLE MAKE A
  • 00:31:34.150 --> 00:31:36.150
  • CONTRACT, PROTECT YOURSELF, WALK IN SELFISH,
  • 00:31:36.170 --> 00:31:38.250
  • PROTECT YOURSELF, LIMIT YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES,
  • 00:31:38.270 --> 00:31:41.260
  • PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS.
  • 00:31:41.280 --> 00:31:43.060
  • GOD SAYS YOU GIVE UP YOUR RIGHTS AND YOU ASSUME
  • 00:31:43.080 --> 00:31:45.040
  • RESPONSIBILITY AND YOU'RE IN THIS THING TILL
  • 00:31:45.060 --> 00:31:47.100
  • DEATH DO YOU PART. THAT'S A COVENANT.
  • 00:31:47.120 --> 00:31:49.230
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:31:49.250 --> 00:31:52.050
  • SO THE DEVIL, I'M SAYING TO SOME OF YOU,
  • 00:31:52.070 --> 00:31:54.140
  • HERE'S THE PROBLEM, WHEN YOU'RE DECEIVED ABOUT LOVE
  • 00:31:54.160 --> 00:31:57.190
  • AND ROMANCE, THEN YOU GET MARRIED AND IT'S HARD,
  • 00:31:57.210 --> 00:31:59.150
  • AND YOU THINK I MADE A MISTAKE.
  • 00:31:59.170 --> 00:32:01.170
  • I ACCIDENTALLY MARRIED THE DEVIL'S EX-WIFE.
  • 00:32:01.190 --> 00:32:03.060
  • WHO KNEW? WHO KNEW. [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:32:03.080 --> 00:32:06.130
  • AND IF YOU THINK IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE EASY,
  • 00:32:06.150 --> 00:32:09.240
  • IF YOU THINK YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO JUST STROLL
  • 00:32:09.260 --> 00:32:11.270
  • INTO MARRIAGE AND LIVE HAPPILY EVER AFTER,
  • 00:32:11.290 --> 00:32:13.270
  • THEN WHEN YOU HAVE PROBLEMS,
  • 00:32:13.290 --> 00:32:15.140
  • THE DEVIL SLITHERS IN AND WHISPERS INTO YOUR HEART,
  • 00:32:15.160 --> 00:32:19.190
  • YOU MADE A MISTAKE.
  • 00:32:19.210 --> 00:32:20.260
  • AFTER A COUPLE OF YEARS OF MARRIAGE,
  • 00:32:20.280 --> 00:32:22.080
  • I WAS 100 PERCENT CONVINCED I'D MADE A MISTAKE.
  • 00:32:22.100 --> 00:32:25.090
  • YOU DID NOT MAKE A MISTAKE.
  • 00:32:25.110 --> 00:32:28.140
  • TO SUCCEED AT MARRIAGE, YOU HAVE TO SACRIFICE
  • 00:32:28.160 --> 00:32:30.130
  • AND WORK HARD AT IT.
  • 00:32:30.150 --> 00:32:31.200
  • I'VE BEEN MARRIED FOR 44 YEARS,
  • 00:32:31.220 --> 00:32:33.020
  • AND 44 YEARS LATER WE ARE STILL SACRIFICING
  • 00:32:33.040 --> 00:32:35.020
  • AND WORKING HARD. IT NEVER CHANGES.
  • 00:32:35.040 --> 00:32:37.000
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:32:37.020 --> 00:32:40.190
  • THE SECOND WAY THE DEVIL ATTACKS US IS TO DIVIDE US
  • 00:32:40.210 --> 00:32:42.250
  • THROUGH SELFISH THINKING, TO GET US TO BE SELFISH.
  • 00:32:42.270 --> 00:32:45.140
  • THIS AGAIN IS SATAN, GENESIS 3, TEMPTING EVE.
  • 00:32:45.160 --> 00:32:49.020
  • "THE SERPENT SAID TO THE WOMAN 'YOU WILL SURELY NOT
  • 00:32:49.040 --> 00:32:50.260
  • DIE, FOR GOD KNOWS ON THE DAY THAT YOU EAT OF IT,
  • 00:32:50.280 --> 00:32:53.010
  • YOUR EYES WILL BE OPENED AND YOU WILL BE LIKE GOD.'"
  • 00:32:53.030 --> 00:32:56.280
  • NOW THIS IS SELFISH.
  • 00:32:57.000 --> 00:32:58.190
  • "'KNOWING GOOD AND EVIL.' WHEN THE WOMAN SAW THAT THE TREE
  • 00:32:58.210 --> 00:33:00.160
  • WAS GOOD FOR FOOD, THAT IT WAS PLEASANT TO THE EYES,
  • 00:33:00.180 --> 00:33:02.120
  • AND A TREE DESIRABLE TO MAKE ONE WISE--" NOT THEM.
  • 00:33:02.140 --> 00:33:07.260
  • HER. HE'S GOT HER RIGHT WHERE HE WANTS HER.
  • 00:33:07.280 --> 00:33:11.270
  • "SHE TOOK THE FRUIT AND ATE AND ALSO GAVE TO HER
  • 00:33:11.290 --> 00:33:13.230
  • HUSBAND WITH HER AND HE ATE."
  • 00:33:13.250 --> 00:33:15.200
  • SO SATAN COMES IN, CALVES HER OFF AND GETS HER EYES
  • 00:33:15.220 --> 00:33:19.070
  • FOCUSED ON HERSELF.
  • 00:33:19.090 --> 00:33:21.090
  • MARRIAGE IS BRUTAL ON SELFISH PEOPLE.
  • 00:33:21.110 --> 00:33:24.100
  • THE GREATEST MARRIAGE IS TWO SERVANTS IN LOVE.
  • 00:33:24.120 --> 00:33:26.220
  • THE WORST MARRIAGE IS TWO SELFISH PEOPLE IN LOVE.
  • 00:33:26.240 --> 00:33:29.150
  • IF YOU'RE GONNA BE SELFISH, STAY SINGLE.
  • 00:33:29.170 --> 00:33:31.190
  • IF YOU WANT TO GET MARRIED, IT WILL BEAT THE
  • 00:33:31.210 --> 00:33:33.210
  • SELFISH OUT OF YOU.
  • 00:33:33.230 --> 00:33:35.090
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:33:35.110 --> 00:33:38.290
  • THE BEST SEX IS TWO SERVANTS CRAWLING INTO BED
  • 00:33:39.010 --> 00:33:42.000
  • TOGETHER TRYING TO PLEASE THE OTHER PERSON.
  • 00:33:42.020 --> 00:33:44.040
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:33:44.060 --> 00:33:50.220
  • THE WORST SEX IS TWO SELFISH PEOPLE CRAWLING
  • 00:33:50.240 --> 00:33:52.120
  • INTO BED TRYING TO GET THE OTHER PERSON TO
  • 00:33:52.140 --> 00:33:54.250
  • DO WHAT THEY WANT.
  • 00:33:54.270 --> 00:33:57.260
  • MARRIAGE IS BRUTAL ON SELFISH PEOPLE.
  • 00:33:57.280 --> 00:33:59.120
  • MATTHEW 16, "FROM THAT TIME, JESUS BEGAN TO SHOW HIS
  • 00:33:59.140 --> 00:34:01.210
  • DISCIPLES, GO TO JERUSALEM SUFFER MANY THINGS FROM THE
  • 00:34:01.230 --> 00:34:04.230
  • ELDERS AND CHIEF PRIESTS AND SCRIBES AND BE KILLED AND
  • 00:34:04.250 --> 00:34:07.060
  • BE RAISED THE THIRD DAY.
  • 00:34:07.080 --> 00:34:08.150
  • PETER TOOK HIM ASIDE AND BEGAN TO REBUKE HIM SAYING
  • 00:34:08.170 --> 00:34:10.160
  • 'FAR BE IT FROM YOU, LORD.
  • 00:34:10.180 --> 00:34:12.200
  • IT SHALL NOT HAPPEN TO YOU.'
  • 00:34:12.220 --> 00:34:14.160
  • HE TURNED AND SAID TO PETER, 'YOU GET BEHIND ME,
  • 00:34:14.180 --> 00:34:16.280
  • SATAN. YOU'RE AN OFFENSE TO ME.
  • 00:34:17.000 --> 00:34:19.080
  • YOU'RE NOT MINDFUL OF THE THING OF GOD BUT THE THINGS
  • 00:34:19.100 --> 00:34:21.050
  • OF MEN.' THEN JESUS SAID TO HIS DISCIPLES, 'IF ANYONE
  • 00:34:21.070 --> 00:34:23.270
  • DESIRES TO COME AFTER ME, LET HIM DENY HIMSELF,
  • 00:34:23.290 --> 00:34:26.000
  • LET HIM DENY HIMSELF AND TAKE UP HIS CROSS
  • 00:34:26.020 --> 00:34:29.050
  • AND FOLLOW ME.'"
  • 00:34:29.070 --> 00:34:30.150
  • SO JESUS IS TALKING ABOUT BEING THE SAVIOR OF THE
  • 00:34:30.170 --> 00:34:32.000
  • WORLD, HE GETS REBUKED BY PETER.
  • 00:34:32.020 --> 00:34:34.150
  • AND JESUS TURNS TO PETER AND SAID GET BEHIND ME
  • 00:34:34.170 --> 00:34:36.070
  • SATAN. AND PETER IS PROBABLY THINKING IS HE
  • 00:34:36.090 --> 00:34:37.280
  • CHANGING MY NAME AGAIN?
  • 00:34:38.000 --> 00:34:40.000
  • BECAUSE I LIKE THE FIRST ONE.
  • 00:34:40.020 --> 00:34:41.240
  • THIS ONE'S NOT AS GOOD. [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:34:41.260 --> 00:34:44.260
  • JESUS WAS TALKING TO SATAN.
  • 00:34:44.280 --> 00:34:46.290
  • HE HAD SLITHERED UP AND WAS INTRODUCING SELFISH
  • 00:34:47.010 --> 00:34:51.060
  • THOUGHTS TRYING TO KEEP THE SON OF GOD FROM BEING THE
  • 00:34:51.080 --> 00:34:53.280
  • SAVIOR OF THE WORLD, AND HE FOUND A SELFISH MAN
  • 00:34:54.000 --> 00:34:56.230
  • THAT HE COULD DECEIVE.
  • 00:34:56.250 --> 00:34:59.060
  • AND THIS IS SATAN SPEAKING TO PETER AND PETER
  • 00:34:59.080 --> 00:35:04.040
  • PARROTING SATAN'S WORDS NOT REALIZING WHAT WAS GOING ON.
  • 00:35:04.060 --> 00:35:07.140
  • AND JESUS SAID IF ANYONE WANTS TO BE MY DISCIPLE,
  • 00:35:07.160 --> 00:35:09.210
  • THEY HAVE TO DENY THEMSELVES.
  • 00:35:09.230 --> 00:35:11.270
  • THE MANTRA OF AMERICA IS SELFISHNESS,
  • 00:35:11.290 --> 00:35:14.220
  • BUT NOT OF CHRISTIANITY.
  • 00:35:14.240 --> 00:35:17.190
  • A CHRISTIAN MARRIAGE IS A MODEL OF THE SACRIFICIAL
  • 00:35:17.210 --> 00:35:20.160
  • LOVE OF JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:35:20.180 --> 00:35:23.060
  • AND AS-- DR. EGGERS SPEAKS ABOUT THIS SO WELL,
  • 00:35:23.080 --> 00:35:27.290
  • AND AS A MODEL OF SACRIFICIAL LOVE, IT IS
  • 00:35:28.010 --> 00:35:30.190
  • BEAUTIFUL AND WONDERFUL AND IT WORKS PERFECTLY.
  • 00:35:30.210 --> 00:35:34.050
  • BUT YOU CANNOT BE HAPPILY MARRIED AND BE SELFISH.
  • 00:35:34.070 --> 00:35:36.170
  • YOU JUST CAN'T.
  • 00:35:36.190 --> 00:35:37.280
  • MARRIAGE WASN'T DESIGNED FOR SELFISHNESS.
  • 00:35:38.000 --> 00:35:40.100
  • NUMBER THREE WAY THAT THE DEVIL COMES TO DIVIDE US IS
  • 00:35:40.120 --> 00:35:42.110
  • TO DISTRACT US THROUGH GREED, LUST AND COMPARISON.
  • 00:35:42.130 --> 00:35:45.000
  • THIS IS MARK 4.
  • 00:35:45.020 --> 00:35:46.090
  • THIS IS THE PARABLE OF THE SOWER.
  • 00:35:46.110 --> 00:35:47.240
  • "THESE ARE THE ONES SOWN AMONG THE THORNS, THEY'RE THE
  • 00:35:47.260 --> 00:35:49.270
  • ONES WHO HEAR THE WORD AND CARES OF THIS WORLD, THE
  • 00:35:49.290 --> 00:35:52.280
  • DECEITFULNESS OF RICHES AND DESIRE FOR OTHER THINGS
  • 00:35:53.000 --> 00:35:55.090
  • ENTERING IN CHOKE THE WORD AND IT BECOMES
  • 00:35:55.110 --> 00:35:57.160
  • UNFRUITFUL. BUT THESE ARE THE ONES SOWN ON GOOD GROUND,
  • 00:35:57.180 --> 00:35:59.280
  • THEY HEAR THE WORD OF GOD AND ACCEPT IT AND BEAR
  • 00:36:00.020 --> 00:36:01.230
  • FRUIT SOME 30, 60 AND SOME 100 FOLD."
  • 00:36:01.250 --> 00:36:04.140
  • SO JESUS IS TALKING ABOUT PEOPLE WHO HAVE HAD THE
  • 00:36:04.160 --> 00:36:06.160
  • WORD OF GOD INVESTED IN THEM BUT THEY'RE NOT
  • 00:36:06.180 --> 00:36:08.280
  • FRUITFUL BELIEVERS.
  • 00:36:09.000 --> 00:36:10.200
  • AND HE'S TALKING ABOUT THE THORNY SOUL OF CHRISTIANS,
  • 00:36:10.220 --> 00:36:12.250
  • THE CARES OF THIS WORLD, THE DECEITFULNESS OF
  • 00:36:12.270 --> 00:36:15.180
  • RICHES, THE DESIRE FOR OTHER THINGS ENTERING
  • 00:36:15.200 --> 00:36:17.290
  • AND CHOKING THE WORD.
  • 00:36:18.010 --> 00:36:20.060
  • HERE'S A SAYING THAT'S GOOD.
  • 00:36:20.080 --> 00:36:21.160
  • IF THE DEVIL CAN'T GET IN FRONT OF YOU AND STOP YOU,
  • 00:36:21.180 --> 00:36:23.050
  • HE'LL GET BEHIND YOU AND PUSH YOU TOO FAST.
  • 00:36:23.070 --> 00:36:26.000
  • EITHER WAY YOU'RE DEFEATED.
  • 00:36:26.020 --> 00:36:28.050
  • SO WHAT THE DEVIL IS DOING TO COUPLES NOW IS PUSHING
  • 00:36:28.070 --> 00:36:31.170
  • AND PUSHING, AND MORE AND MORE, AND NEVER STOP.
  • 00:36:31.190 --> 00:36:35.110
  • YOU COME HOME, YOU'RE EXHAUSTED,
  • 00:36:35.130 --> 00:36:37.000
  • AND YOU DON'T HAVE THE CAPACITY TO LOVE EACH OTHER.
  • 00:36:37.020 --> 00:36:39.070
  • SO LET ME TELL YOU A STORY ABOUT THE
  • 00:36:39.090 --> 00:36:42.090
  • DECEITFULNESS OF RICHES.
  • 00:36:42.110 --> 00:36:44.080
  • I HAD A COUPLE, I HAD A WOMAN COME INTO MY OFFICE,
  • 00:36:44.100 --> 00:36:47.200
  • ONE OF THE WEALTHIEST PEOPLE IN AMERICA,
  • 00:36:47.220 --> 00:36:49.250
  • VERY WELL KNOWN.
  • 00:36:49.270 --> 00:36:51.130
  • AND SHE CAME INTO MY OFFICE AND WE HAD A MUTUAL FRIEND,
  • 00:36:51.150 --> 00:36:53.120
  • AND SHE SAT ON THE COUCH IN FRONT OF ME IN MY OFFICE
  • 00:36:53.140 --> 00:36:58.140
  • AND SHE LOOKED LIKE SHE JUST DIDN'T CARE.
  • 00:36:58.160 --> 00:37:01.170
  • SHE SAID IN FRONT OF ME AND LOOKED AT ME WITH THIS
  • 00:37:01.190 --> 00:37:03.230
  • EMPTY GLAZE AND SHE SAID I'M DONE.
  • 00:37:03.250 --> 00:37:05.220
  • I'M DONE. NO MORE. I'M DONE.
  • 00:37:05.240 --> 00:37:08.210
  • I SAID YOUR MARRIAGE? AND SHE SAID THE JOB.
  • 00:37:08.230 --> 00:37:12.000
  • I SAID WHAT'S THE JOB? SHE SAID THE MARRIAGE.
  • 00:37:12.020 --> 00:37:14.210
  • I SAID WELL WHAT'S WRONG?
  • 00:37:14.230 --> 00:37:16.250
  • SO SHE BEGINS TO TELL ME ABOUT HER LIFE.
  • 00:37:16.270 --> 00:37:20.080
  • SHE'S BEEN WITH EVERY FAMOUS RICH PERSON IN THE
  • 00:37:20.100 --> 00:37:22.060
  • WORLD IN THE LAST 30 DAYS.
  • 00:37:22.080 --> 00:37:23.250
  • THEY'VE BEEN ALL OVER THE WORLD.
  • 00:37:23.270 --> 00:37:25.120
  • EVERYTHING YOU CAN IMAGINE DOING,
  • 00:37:25.140 --> 00:37:28.170
  • THEY DO ON A REGULAR BASIS. AND SHE'S WORN OUT.
  • 00:37:28.190 --> 00:37:31.240
  • AND SHE SAT IN FRONT OF ME AND SAID I'M GONNA HAVE A
  • 00:37:31.260 --> 00:37:33.260
  • SIMPLE LIFE. I'M GONNA HAVE A SIMPLE LIFE.
  • 00:37:33.280 --> 00:37:37.130
  • WITH HIM OR WITHOUT HIM, I'M GONNA HAVE A SIMPLE
  • 00:37:37.150 --> 00:37:39.130
  • LIFE, BUT I'M TIRED OF THIS.
  • 00:37:39.150 --> 00:37:40.230
  • I'M TIRED OF THIS.
  • 00:37:40.250 --> 00:37:42.070
  • SO SHE GETS-- AND SHE'S A REALLY NICE LADY. GODLY LADY.
  • 00:37:42.090 --> 00:37:44.200
  • I SAID WOULD YOUR HUSBAND TALK TO ME?
  • 00:37:44.220 --> 00:37:46.040
  • SHE SAID YEAH, I THINK SO.
  • 00:37:46.060 --> 00:37:47.250
  • I SAID BRING HIM BACK WITH YOU NEXT TIME.
  • 00:37:47.270 --> 00:37:49.220
  • SO HE CAME BACK WITH HER THE NEXT TIME,
  • 00:37:49.240 --> 00:37:51.080
  • AND HE WAS ALL BUSINESS.
  • 00:37:51.100 --> 00:37:52.260
  • TYPE A A A A PERSONALITY.
  • 00:37:52.280 --> 00:37:55.290
  • AND HE'S SITTING ACROSS THERE FROM ME,
  • 00:37:56.010 --> 00:37:57.110
  • AND HE DOESN'T GET IT.
  • 00:37:57.130 --> 00:37:58.150
  • AND SHE'S SAYING I QUIT, I QUIT.
  • 00:37:58.170 --> 00:38:02.120
  • NOW SHE'S A VERY CHARMING, TALENTED PERSON,
  • 00:38:02.140 --> 00:38:05.200
  • AND HE USES THAT TO HIS ADVANTAGE IN HIS
  • 00:38:05.220 --> 00:38:08.030
  • BUSINESSES, AND SHE'S A GREAT REASON FOR HIS
  • 00:38:08.050 --> 00:38:10.040
  • SUCCESS. WELL, SHE'S JUST DONE.
  • 00:38:10.060 --> 00:38:11.280
  • SO THE FIRST SESSION WE TALK, HE IS NOT GETTING IT.
  • 00:38:12.000 --> 00:38:15.070
  • HE'S TRYING TO USE ME TO TALK HER INTO COMING BACK
  • 00:38:15.090 --> 00:38:18.230
  • TO WORK BECAUSE LITERALLY SHE'S QUIT WORK
  • 00:38:18.250 --> 00:38:20.270
  • AND WON'T COME BACK. SHE'S AT HOME.
  • 00:38:20.290 --> 00:38:22.240
  • SO FIRST SESSION WE HAVE, GO BACK AND FORTH AND BACK
  • 00:38:22.260 --> 00:38:25.250
  • AND FORTH. COME BACK THE SECOND TIME, BACK AND FORTH,
  • 00:38:25.270 --> 00:38:27.250
  • BACK AND FORTH.
  • 00:38:27.270 --> 00:38:29.020
  • THIRD TIME, BACK AND FORTH, BACK AND FORTH.
  • 00:38:29.040 --> 00:38:30.160
  • SO FINALLY, I LOOKED AT HIM IN THE THIRD SESSION AND
  • 00:38:30.180 --> 00:38:32.220
  • I SAID YOU KNOW YOU'RE GONNA LOSE HER.
  • 00:38:32.240 --> 00:38:35.090
  • THERE'S NOT GONNA BE ANYMORE OF THIS.
  • 00:38:35.110 --> 00:38:38.000
  • YOU KNOW YOU'RE ABOUT TO LOSE YOUR WIFE.
  • 00:38:38.020 --> 00:38:40.100
  • AND HE'S LOOKING AT ME FRUSTRATED,
  • 00:38:40.120 --> 00:38:43.120
  • HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS,
  • 00:38:43.140 --> 00:38:45.280
  • HOMES ALL OVER THE WORLD, INCREDIBLY SUCCESSFUL AND
  • 00:38:46.000 --> 00:38:49.220
  • GOOD PEOPLE, HONESTLY, GOOD PEOPLE.
  • 00:38:49.240 --> 00:38:52.010
  • HE LOOKS AT ME IN THE MIDDLE OF SESSION AND
  • 00:38:52.030 --> 00:38:53.220
  • JUST GOES LIKE THIS.
  • 00:38:53.240 --> 00:38:56.060
  • [SIGHING]
  • 00:38:56.080 --> 00:39:00.100
  • GETS UP ON THE EDGE OF HIS CHAIR, LOOKS AT HIS WIFE.
  • 00:39:00.120 --> 00:39:04.250
  • HE'S IN A CHAIR, SHE'S ON THE COUCH.
  • 00:39:04.270 --> 00:39:08.000
  • HE SAID I NEVER THOUGHT I'D BE THIS SUCCESSFUL.
  • 00:39:08.020 --> 00:39:10.280
  • I NEVER DREAMED I'D BE THIS SUCCESSFUL.
  • 00:39:11.000 --> 00:39:13.290
  • AND HE SAID I'M GONNA TAKE EVERYTHING I HAVE AND SELL
  • 00:39:14.010 --> 00:39:17.290
  • IT BECAUSE I'LL LOSE ALL THAT, BUT I WON'T LOSE YOU.
  • 00:39:18.010 --> 00:39:23.110
  • LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING, HE DID IT.
  • 00:39:23.130 --> 00:39:27.140
  • THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST HAPPY, FULFILLED COUPLES I
  • 00:39:27.160 --> 00:39:30.070
  • HAVE EVER SEEN. I WANT YOU TO LISTEN TO ME.
  • 00:39:30.090 --> 00:39:32.230
  • THIS IS WHAT I'M SAYING TO YOU.
  • 00:39:32.250 --> 00:39:34.240
  • DON'T TAKE YOUR SIMPLE LIFE FOR GRANTED.
  • 00:39:34.260 --> 00:39:36.230
  • THIS IS A WOMAN, THE DECEITFULNESS OF RICHES,
  • 00:39:36.250 --> 00:39:38.230
  • THE DECEITFULNESS OF RICHES.
  • 00:39:38.250 --> 00:39:40.280
  • THE DEVIL GETS BEHIND YOU, AND YOU HAVE TO HAVE MORE
  • 00:39:41.000 --> 00:39:43.190
  • MONEY AND MORE THINGS AND MORE MONEY AND MORE THINGS,
  • 00:39:43.210 --> 00:39:46.120
  • AND ALL THE FAMILY IS GOING LIKE THIS, AND YOU NEVER SEE
  • 00:39:46.140 --> 00:39:49.250
  • EACH OTHER, AND WHEN DO YOU, YOU'RE EXHAUSTED.
  • 00:39:49.270 --> 00:39:52.080
  • AND THAT'S WHY YOU'D BE BETTER TO DRIVE AN OLDER
  • 00:39:52.100 --> 00:39:55.160
  • CAR, LIVING IN A CHEAPER HOUSE, AND HAVE A LOT LESS
  • 00:39:55.180 --> 00:39:59.040
  • AND LOVE EACH OTHER THAN YOU WOULD GOING ALL THE TIME.
  • 00:39:59.060 --> 00:40:01.010
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:40:01.030 --> 00:40:06.000
  • HERE'S THE FOURTH WAY THE DEVIL TRIES TO DIVIDE US,
  • 00:40:06.020 --> 00:40:08.180
  • AND THAT IS TO DESTROY OUR INTIMACY THROUGH ANGER,
  • 00:40:08.200 --> 00:40:11.170
  • THROUGH UNRESOLVED ANGER.
  • 00:40:11.190 --> 00:40:13.090
  • EPHESIANS 4:26, "BE ANGRY, DON'T SIN.
  • 00:40:13.110 --> 00:40:16.130
  • DON'T LET THE SUN GO DOWN ON YOUR WRATH NOR GIVE PLACE TO
  • 00:40:16.150 --> 00:40:18.280
  • THE DEVIL." IS BE ANGRY.
  • 00:40:19.000 --> 00:40:20.210
  • ANGER IS A GOOD THING.
  • 00:40:20.230 --> 00:40:22.090
  • FUNCTIONAL FAMILIES EXPRESS THEIR EMOTIONS.
  • 00:40:22.110 --> 00:40:24.030
  • YOU'RE NOT AFRAID OF ANGER, TODAY'S ANGER.
  • 00:40:24.050 --> 00:40:26.000
  • YESTERDAY'S ANGER IS A BAD THING.
  • 00:40:26.020 --> 00:40:27.150
  • BUT BE ANGRY, DON'T SIN.
  • 00:40:27.170 --> 00:40:29.050
  • DON'T HIT ANYBODY. DON'T SLAP ANYBODY.
  • 00:40:29.070 --> 00:40:30.250
  • DON'T DO ANYTHING UNRIGHTEOUS.
  • 00:40:30.270 --> 00:40:32.170
  • DON'T LET THE SUN GO DOWN ON YOUR ANGER, ON YOUR WRATH.
  • 00:40:32.190 --> 00:40:36.010
  • THIS MEANS YOU'RE MAD, OKAY?
  • 00:40:36.030 --> 00:40:38.040
  • IF YOU DO, YOU'LL GIVE PLACE, YOU'LL GIVE A FOOT
  • 00:40:38.060 --> 00:40:41.000
  • HOLD TO DIABLOS.
  • 00:40:41.020 --> 00:40:43.090
  • THE WORD FOR "DEVIL" HERE MEANS SLANDER AND ACCUSER.
  • 00:40:43.110 --> 00:40:46.220
  • SO MY FAMILY'S WELSH.
  • 00:40:46.240 --> 00:40:49.170
  • BOTH SIDES OF OUR FAMILY ARE WELSH, AND WE'RE STOIC WELSH
  • 00:40:49.190 --> 00:40:53.190
  • PEOPLE, AND THE WAY THAT WE EXPRESS ANGER IS WE
  • 00:40:53.210 --> 00:40:55.220
  • WON'T LOOK AT YOU.
  • 00:40:55.240 --> 00:40:57.200
  • BUT KAREN, MY WIFE, WHEN WE WERE DATING, I'D GO TO HER
  • 00:40:57.220 --> 00:40:59.270
  • FAMILY, AND THEY WERE SCREAMERS AND YELLERS.
  • 00:40:59.290 --> 00:41:02.080
  • I MEAN, THEY EMOTED. I THOUGHT THEY WERE CRAZY.
  • 00:41:02.100 --> 00:41:05.040
  • I THOUGHT, THESE PEOPLE, DON'T YOU KNOW YOU JUST
  • 00:41:05.060 --> 00:41:07.080
  • DON'T LOOK AT EACH OTHER?
  • 00:41:07.100 --> 00:41:08.260
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:41:08.280 --> 00:41:10.160
  • WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU?
  • 00:41:10.180 --> 00:41:12.070
  • BUT WOULD SCREAM AND YELL AND BE HUGGING AND KISSING
  • 00:41:12.090 --> 00:41:13.270
  • FIVE MINUTES LATER, MUCH MORE FUNCTIONAL THAN MY FAMILY.
  • 00:41:13.290 --> 00:41:17.150
  • SO WE GET MARRIED, AND WHEN KAREN MAKES ME MAD, I WOULD
  • 00:41:17.170 --> 00:41:22.150
  • YELL AT HER AND SAY THINGS TO HER, AND THEN I WOULD NOT
  • 00:41:22.170 --> 00:41:24.290
  • TALK FOR TWO OR THREE DAYS.
  • 00:41:25.010 --> 00:41:26.250
  • I WENT TO BED ON ANGER HUNDREDS OF NIGHTS THE FIRST
  • 00:41:26.270 --> 00:41:30.030
  • THREE YEARS OF OUR MARRIAGE, AND DIABLOS, SUBTLE, HE
  • 00:41:30.050 --> 00:41:36.080
  • SLITHERED IN AND SLANDERED MY WIFE TO ME, AND I THOUGHT
  • 00:41:36.100 --> 00:41:40.130
  • IT WAS MY THOUGHTS.
  • 00:41:40.150 --> 00:41:42.100
  • HE DOESN'T WANT YOU TO KNOW IT'S HIM.
  • 00:41:42.120 --> 00:41:44.030
  • LISTEN TO ME.
  • 00:41:44.050 --> 00:41:45.240
  • IF YOU GO TO BED ON ANGER, YOU'RE GOING TO BE COUNSELED
  • 00:41:45.260 --> 00:41:48.140
  • BY THE DEVIL, AND YOU WON'T KNOW IT.
  • 00:41:48.160 --> 00:41:52.000
  • AND YOU WAKE UP WITH DEEPLY-HELD BELIEFS ABOUT
  • 00:41:52.020 --> 00:41:55.100
  • YOUR SPOUSE THAT ARE NOT TRUE.
  • 00:41:55.120 --> 00:41:59.040
  • HE LOVES UNRESOLVED ANGER. IT'S AN OPEN DOOR FOR HIM.
  • 00:41:59.060 --> 00:42:01.170
  • BE ANGRY, DON'T SIN.
  • 00:42:01.190 --> 00:42:03.210
  • DON'T LET THE SUN GO DOWN ON IT.
  • 00:42:03.230 --> 00:42:05.150
  • YOU DEAL WITH IT NOW.
  • 00:42:05.170 --> 00:42:07.090
  • AND WHAT WE FOUND -- BECAUSE WITH HAD ALL OF THIS
  • 00:42:07.110 --> 00:42:09.060
  • UNRESOLVED ANGER, SO ONCE OUR MARRIAGE WAS HEALED, WE
  • 00:42:09.080 --> 00:42:11.240
  • WOULD RESOLVE OUR ANGER BEFORE WE WENT TO BED, AND
  • 00:42:11.260 --> 00:42:14.120
  • WHAT I FIND IS THE LATER IT GETS, THE MORE HUMBLE I AM.
  • 00:42:14.140 --> 00:42:18.030
  • SIX O'CLOCK, I'M READY TO FIGHT.
  • 00:42:18.050 --> 00:42:20.050
  • 8 O'CLOCK, I'M STILL GOOD.
  • 00:42:20.070 --> 00:42:21.250
  • 10 O'CLOCK, I MIGHT BE WRONG.
  • 00:42:21.270 --> 00:42:24.220
  • 11 O'CLOCK, IT'S PROBABLY MY FAULT.
  • 00:42:24.240 --> 00:42:26.150
  • MIDNIGHT, IT IS MY FAULT.
  • 00:42:26.170 --> 00:42:28.160
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:42:28.180 --> 00:42:30.170
  • SO I HAD GONE TO BED ON ANGER MANY TIMES, AND HERE'S
  • 00:42:30.190 --> 00:42:35.270
  • WHAT I BELIEVE: KAREN IS THE PROBLEM.
  • 00:42:35.290 --> 00:42:40.110
  • I MADE A MISTAKE, AND OUR MARRIAGE IS HOPELESS.
  • 00:42:40.130 --> 00:42:45.150
  • NOW, I WOKE UP -- I WAS A BAD HUSBAND.
  • 00:42:45.170 --> 00:42:48.130
  • I WAS A TERRIBLE HUSBAND, BUT I WOKE UP EVERY DAY AND
  • 00:42:48.150 --> 00:42:51.080
  • READ MY BIBLE AND PRAYED.
  • 00:42:51.100 --> 00:42:53.020
  • I WAS AN IDIOT, BUT I WAS A SANCTIFIED IDIOT.
  • 00:42:53.040 --> 00:42:54.170
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:42:54.190 --> 00:42:56.160
  • AND I WOKE UP ONE MORNING, AND I READ JOHN 16.
  • 00:42:56.180 --> 00:42:59.080
  • IN JOHN 16, JESUS SAID, "WHEN THE HOLY SPIRIT COMES,
  • 00:42:59.100 --> 00:43:02.050
  • HE WILL LEAD YOU INTO ALL TRUTH." SO I LEFT THAT DAY,
  • 00:43:02.070 --> 00:43:04.150
  • I WENT TO WORK AND WENT TO PLAY GOLF.
  • 00:43:04.170 --> 00:43:06.120
  • GOLF WAS A BIG PART OF OUR PROBLEMS.
  • 00:43:06.140 --> 00:43:08.050
  • AND I CAME HOME THAT NIGHT EXHAUSTED, BUT WANTING KAREN
  • 00:43:08.070 --> 00:43:12.190
  • TO ENERGETICALLY MEET ALL OF MY NEEDS, AND SHE DID NOT.
  • 00:43:12.210 --> 00:43:17.020
  • AND SHE MET ME WITH ANGER, AND SHE ASKED ME NOT TO PLAY
  • 00:43:17.040 --> 00:43:20.280
  • GOLF ANYMORE, AND I TOLD HER TO GET OUT OF THE HOUSE.
  • 00:43:21.000 --> 00:43:23.120
  • I SAID, YOU GET OUT. YOU GO HOME.
  • 00:43:23.140 --> 00:43:26.120
  • AND IT WAS A REAL HORRIBLE FIGHT, AND I WENT INTO THE
  • 00:43:26.140 --> 00:43:28.230
  • LIVING ROOM, AND I KNEW SHE WAS ABOUT TO LEAVE.
  • 00:43:28.250 --> 00:43:32.020
  • I MEAN, I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO DO IF SHE STAYED,
  • 00:43:32.040 --> 00:43:34.070
  • HONESTLY, BECAUSE OUR FIGHTS HAD ESCALATED, AND I WAS
  • 00:43:34.090 --> 00:43:36.060
  • DAMAGING HER VERBALLY.
  • 00:43:36.080 --> 00:43:38.230
  • AND I WENT INTO THE LIVING ROOM, AND I JUST HONESTLY
  • 00:43:38.250 --> 00:43:41.280
  • BELIEVED I'M MR. WONDERFUL. WHAT'S HER PROBLEM?
  • 00:43:42.000 --> 00:43:45.250
  • BUT SHE'S THE PROBLEM.
  • 00:43:45.270 --> 00:43:47.240
  • IF SHE WOULD CHANGE, OUR MARRIAGE WOULD CHANGE.
  • 00:43:47.260 --> 00:43:49.240
  • BUT I REMEMBERED THAT SCRIPTURE FROM THAT MORNING,
  • 00:43:49.260 --> 00:43:52.060
  • JOHN 16, AND I SAT DOWN KIND OF IN A DAZE BECAUSE I
  • 00:43:52.080 --> 00:43:55.240
  • REALIZED SHE'S IN THERE GETTING READY TO LEAVE.
  • 00:43:55.260 --> 00:43:58.260
  • AND I SAID, HOLY SPIRIT, TEACH ME HOW TO BE A HUSBAND.
  • 00:43:58.280 --> 00:44:03.040
  • SOMETHING FELL OFF OF MY EYES.
  • 00:44:03.060 --> 00:44:06.170
  • I DON'T KNOW HOW TO -- OR MY HEART.
  • 00:44:06.190 --> 00:44:08.080
  • I DON'T KNOW HOW TO EXPLAIN IT.
  • 00:44:08.100 --> 00:44:10.060
  • THE INSTANT BEFORE, I JUST THOUGHT, I'M JUST A GREAT
  • 00:44:10.080 --> 00:44:13.220
  • GUY, AND I'M MARRIED TO A WOMAN WHO'S JUST
  • 00:44:13.240 --> 00:44:16.140
  • STUBBORN AND OBSTINATE.
  • 00:44:16.160 --> 00:44:18.000
  • I DON'T KNOW WHAT HER PROBLEM IS.
  • 00:44:18.020 --> 00:44:19.250
  • THE NEXT INSTANT, I THOUGHT, I AM A JERK, AND I MARRIED
  • 00:44:19.270 --> 00:44:24.080
  • THE MOST PRECIOUS WOMAN IN THE WORLD.
  • 00:44:24.100 --> 00:44:26.010
  • LISTEN TO ME JUST A MINUTE.
  • 00:44:26.030 --> 00:44:28.050
  • IF YOU KNEW HOW GOD SEES YOUR SPOUSE, YOU WOULD NEVER
  • 00:44:28.070 --> 00:44:32.230
  • BE MAD AT THEM AGAIN.
  • 00:44:32.250 --> 00:44:36.020
  • GOD MADLY LOVES YOUR SPOUSE, AND HE WILL NEVER TAKE AN
  • 00:44:36.040 --> 00:44:39.030
  • OFFENSE AGAINST THEM.
  • 00:44:39.050 --> 00:44:41.120
  • I'VE TRIED TO GET GOD OFFENDED AT KAREN MANY TIMES.
  • 00:44:41.140 --> 00:44:43.160
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:44:43.180 --> 00:44:45.270
  • I HAVE A HIT LIST, BY THE WAY.
  • 00:44:45.290 --> 00:44:48.090
  • GOD DOESN'T WANT MY HIT LIST.
  • 00:44:48.110 --> 00:44:50.280
  • THE FIRST TIME IN OUR MARRIAGE, I SAW MY WIFE
  • 00:44:51.000 --> 00:44:55.190
  • THROUGH GOD'S EYES, AND I WALKED INTO THE LIVING ROOM,
  • 00:44:55.210 --> 00:44:59.160
  • AND I SAID, KAREN, I AM SO SORRY.
  • 00:44:59.180 --> 00:45:01.170
  • I AM SO SORRY.
  • 00:45:01.190 --> 00:45:03.090
  • AND I APOLOGIZED FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, AND I SAID,
  • 00:45:03.110 --> 00:45:06.000
  • I'M HANGING UP MY GOLF CLUBS.
  • 00:45:06.020 --> 00:45:08.060
  • NOW, SHE KNEW AT THAT POINT JESUS HAD MY HEART.
  • 00:45:08.080 --> 00:45:11.210
  • AND I HUNG UP MY GOLF CLUBS FOR THREE YEARS.
  • 00:45:11.230 --> 00:45:14.060
  • THE NEXT TIME I PLAYED GOLF, OUR MARRIAGE WAS HEALED,
  • 00:45:14.080 --> 00:45:16.210
  • AND SHE WALKED UP AND SAID, GO PLAY GOLF.
  • 00:45:16.230 --> 00:45:19.010
  • AND I SAID, EXCUSE ME, I JUST HEARD GOD.
  • 00:45:19.030 --> 00:45:20.240
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:45:20.260 --> 00:45:25.260
  • SHE DOESN'T MIND ME PLAYING GOLF.
  • 00:45:25.280 --> 00:45:27.290
  • SHE MINDS IT COMING BEFORE HER, AND IT DOESN'T.
  • 00:45:28.010 --> 00:45:31.220
  • MARRIAGE IS A COVENANT RELATIONSHIP THAT REQUIRES
  • 00:45:31.240 --> 00:45:33.230
  • SACRIFICE AND HARD WORK.
  • 00:45:33.250 --> 00:45:35.080
  • HE WANTS TO DIVIDE US THROUGH SELFISH THINKING,
  • 00:45:35.100 --> 00:45:37.170
  • BUT WE NEED TO BE LIKE OUR SAVIOR, JESUS, AND LOVE EACH
  • 00:45:37.190 --> 00:45:39.080
  • OTHER IN A SACRIFICIAL WAY.
  • 00:45:39.100 --> 00:45:40.280
  • HE WANTS TO DISTRACT US THROUGH GREED, LUST, AND
  • 00:45:41.000 --> 00:45:43.070
  • COMPARISON, BUT PROVERBS 10 SAYS, "IT'S THE BLESSING OF
  • 00:45:43.090 --> 00:45:45.280
  • THE LORD THAT MAKES A MAN RICH, AND HE ADDS TO SORROW
  • 00:45:46.000 --> 00:45:48.110
  • TO IT." THAT MEANS GOD WANTS TO PROSPER YOU, BUT IT WON'T
  • 00:45:48.130 --> 00:45:50.190
  • COST YOUR HEALTH, YOUR MARRIAGE, OR YOUR REPUTATION.
  • 00:45:50.210 --> 00:45:52.240
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:45:52.260 --> 00:45:55.160
  • IF YOU DO THINGS GOD'S WAY, HE'LL BLESS YOU, AND IT
  • 00:45:55.180 --> 00:45:57.180
  • WON'T COST Y'ALL THAT.
  • 00:45:57.200 --> 00:45:59.090
  • AND HE WANTS TO DESTROY OUR INTIMACY THROUGH
  • 00:45:59.110 --> 00:46:01.100
  • UNRESOLVED ANGER.
  • 00:46:01.120 --> 00:46:02.240
  • WE'RE GOING TO ALLOW ANGER.
  • 00:46:02.260 --> 00:46:04.020
  • WE'RE GOING TO PROCESS IT.
  • 00:46:04.040 --> 00:46:05.160
  • GOOD MARRIAGES GET ANGRY, BUT GOOD MARRIAGES PROCESS
  • 00:46:05.180 --> 00:46:07.240
  • THEIR ANGER PROPERLY.
  • 00:46:07.260 --> 00:46:09.150
  • IT DOESN'T MEAN YOU NEVER GET MAD.
  • 00:46:09.170 --> 00:46:11.020
  • IT JUST MEANS YOU KNOW HOW TO PROCESS IT, BUT YOU NEED
  • 00:46:11.040 --> 00:46:12.260
  • TO MAKE A COMMITMENT THAT SAYS, WE'RE NOT GOING TO GO.
  • 00:46:12.280 --> 00:46:14.240
  • WE'RE NOT GOING TO BE GRUDGE HOLDERS.
  • 00:46:14.260 --> 00:46:16.090
  • AND IF YOU HAVE GONE TO BED ON ANGER, I REALLY ENCOURAGE
  • 00:46:16.110 --> 00:46:19.090
  • YOU TO PRAY A PRAYER AND SAY, HOLY SPIRIT, SHOW ME MY
  • 00:46:19.110 --> 00:46:22.050
  • SPOUSE THROUGH YOUR EYES BECAUSE YOU'RE DECEIVED.
  • 00:46:22.070 --> 00:46:26.130
  • I'M SAYING I'VE BEEN THERE. I'M NOT TALKING DOWN TO YOU.
  • 00:46:26.150 --> 00:46:28.070
  • I'M JUST SAYING I'VE BEEN THERE.
  • 00:46:28.090 --> 00:46:29.280
  • LET ME TELL YOU THE FOUR POINTS OF UNITY, AND THEN I
  • 00:46:30.000 --> 00:46:31.280
  • WANT TO PRAY FOR YOU, HOW GOD UNIFIES OUR MARRIAGES.
  • 00:46:32.000 --> 00:46:34.230
  • THE FIRST IS SURRENDER TO THE LORDSHIP OF JESUS TOGETHER.
  • 00:46:34.250 --> 00:46:38.170
  • WELL, LET ME TELL YOU WHY KAREN AND I DON'T FIGHT,
  • 00:46:38.190 --> 00:46:40.270
  • AND WE REALLY DON'T FIGHT.
  • 00:46:40.290 --> 00:46:42.150
  • WE GET ON EACH OTHER'S NERVES, ESPECIALLY
  • 00:46:42.170 --> 00:46:44.070
  • WHEN WE'RE DRIVING. SHE DOESN'T DRIVE WELL...
  • 00:46:44.090 --> 00:46:45.230
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:46:45.250 --> 00:46:47.160
  • AND I ONLY SAID IS IT BECAUSE SHE'S NOT HERE.
  • 00:46:47.180 --> 00:46:49.040
  • I WOULD NEVER, EVER SAY THAT IF SHE WAS HERE.
  • 00:46:49.060 --> 00:46:53.000
  • HONESTLY, WE CANNOT RIDE WITH EACH OTHER.
  • 00:46:53.020 --> 00:46:55.160
  • IT'S JUST -- YOU KNOW, BUT WE FORGIVE EACH
  • 00:46:55.180 --> 00:46:57.170
  • OTHER REAL QUICK.
  • 00:46:57.190 --> 00:46:59.290
  • BUT WE NEVER TALK ABOUT WHO THE BOSS OF OUR FAMILY IS
  • 00:47:00.030 --> 00:47:02.060
  • BECAUSE JESUS IS THE BOSS OF OUR FAMILY.
  • 00:47:02.080 --> 00:47:03.250
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:47:03.270 --> 00:47:06.180
  • AND WE DON'T WANT TO WIN.
  • 00:47:06.200 --> 00:47:08.220
  • WE WANT HIS WILL, HONESTLY.
  • 00:47:08.240 --> 00:47:10.260
  • WE JUST WANT -- SEE, WHEN YOU FIGHT ALL THE TIME,
  • 00:47:10.280 --> 00:47:12.200
  • IT'S A BATTLE OF WILLS. WHY HAVE A BATTLE OF WILLS?
  • 00:47:12.220 --> 00:47:14.250
  • WHY NOT JUST FIND HIS WILL?
  • 00:47:14.270 --> 00:47:17.010
  • BECAUSE THIS IS THE ONLY THING HE'S GOING
  • 00:47:17.030 --> 00:47:18.230
  • TO BLESS ANYWAY.
  • 00:47:18.250 --> 00:47:20.140
  • WE SURRENDER OUR MARRIAGE.
  • 00:47:20.160 --> 00:47:22.050
  • EVEN THOUGH WE WERE CHRISTIANS, WE WEREN'T
  • 00:47:22.070 --> 00:47:23.250
  • SURRENDERED. LET ME SAY IT. I WAS NOT SURRENDERED.
  • 00:47:23.270 --> 00:47:25.240
  • I SURRENDERED EVERY -- OUR FINANCES, OUR CHILDREN, OUR
  • 00:47:25.260 --> 00:47:30.190
  • GRANDCHILDREN, OUR MINISTRY.
  • 00:47:30.210 --> 00:47:32.280
  • EVERY AREA OF OUR MARRIAGE IS SURRENDERED TO THE
  • 00:47:33.000 --> 00:47:35.190
  • LORDSHIP OF JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:47:35.210 --> 00:47:37.150
  • SO IF THERE'S ANY ISSUE, WE JUST PRAY ABOUT IT AND TRY
  • 00:47:37.170 --> 00:47:39.260
  • TO FIND THE MIND OF GOD AND TALK UNTIL WE BELIEVE THAT
  • 00:47:39.280 --> 00:47:41.260
  • WE'RE DOING WHAT GOD WANTS US TO DO.
  • 00:47:41.280 --> 00:47:44.130
  • BUT I DON'T WANT TO WIN OVER HER, AND SHE DOESN'T WANT
  • 00:47:44.150 --> 00:47:46.190
  • TO WIN OVER ME. WE JUST WANT TO FOLLOW GOD.
  • 00:47:46.210 --> 00:47:49.060
  • SO MY QUESTION TO YOU IS IS YOUR MARRIAGE SURRENDERED TO
  • 00:47:49.080 --> 00:47:51.280
  • THE LORDSHIP OF JESUS CHRIST, OR ARE YOU TRYING
  • 00:47:52.000 --> 00:47:54.070
  • GET YOUR WAY. DON'T TRY GET YOUR WAY.
  • 00:47:54.090 --> 00:47:56.040
  • TRY TO GET HIS WAY IS WHAT HE BLESSES.
  • 00:47:56.060 --> 00:47:58.260
  • NUMBER TWO WAY TO WE UNIFY IS TO MAKE ALL IMPORTANT
  • 00:47:58.280 --> 00:48:02.010
  • DECISIONS TOGETHER.
  • 00:48:02.030 --> 00:48:04.100
  • YOU CAN'T DOMINATE THE RELATIONSHIP.
  • 00:48:04.120 --> 00:48:06.150
  • NOW, I'VE DONE MARRIAGE CONFERENCES ALL OVER THE
  • 00:48:06.170 --> 00:48:08.090
  • WORLD LIKE MY FRIENDS HERE HAVE.
  • 00:48:08.110 --> 00:48:10.000
  • HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE, I'VE ASK THEM TWO
  • 00:48:10.020 --> 00:48:12.140
  • QUESTIONS ALL OVER THE WORLD; THE FIRST QUESTION --
  • 00:48:12.160 --> 00:48:14.270
  • YOU DON'T HAVE TO ANSWER THIS, ESPECIALLY IF YOU'RE
  • 00:48:14.290 --> 00:48:17.040
  • WITH YOUR FAMILY -- BUT THE FIRST QUESTION I ASK IS HOW
  • 00:48:17.060 --> 00:48:20.040
  • MANY OF YOU GREW UP IN A HOME WHERE ONE OF YOUR
  • 00:48:20.060 --> 00:48:22.120
  • PARENTS WAS CLEARLY DOMINANT OVER THE OTHER PARENT?
  • 00:48:22.140 --> 00:48:25.020
  • 70% OF PEOPLE RAISED THEIR HANDS TO THAT QUESTION ALL
  • 00:48:25.040 --> 00:48:27.070
  • OVER THE WORLD.
  • 00:48:27.090 --> 00:48:28.280
  • THE SECOND QUESTION IS HOW MANY OF YOU WHO JUST RAISED
  • 00:48:29.000 --> 00:48:31.050
  • YOUR HANDS BELIEVE THAT HAD A NEGATIVE IMPACT ON THEIR
  • 00:48:31.070 --> 00:48:33.110
  • MARRIAGE AND THE FAMILY?
  • 00:48:33.130 --> 00:48:35.100
  • EVERY HAND GOES RIGHT UP LIKE THAT.
  • 00:48:35.120 --> 00:48:38.160
  • MOST PEOPLE GREW UP IN A HOME OF DOMINANCE, OKAY?
  • 00:48:38.180 --> 00:48:40.250
  • AND LET ME SAY THIS.
  • 00:48:40.270 --> 00:48:42.120
  • DOMINANCE DESTROYS INTIMACY IN MARRIAGE.
  • 00:48:42.140 --> 00:48:44.170
  • IN A GOOD UNIFIED MARRIAGE, YOU CAN SAY HOW YOU FEEL,
  • 00:48:44.190 --> 00:48:46.270
  • AND YOU DON'T PAY A PRICE.
  • 00:48:46.290 --> 00:48:48.290
  • NOW, I'M A FAST TALKER. THAT'S NOT ALWAYS GOOD.
  • 00:48:49.010 --> 00:48:51.290
  • THAT'S NOT ALWAYS GOOD.
  • 00:48:52.010 --> 00:48:54.090
  • THERE'S TIMES YOU DON'T WANT TO BE SO FAST.
  • 00:48:54.110 --> 00:48:56.150
  • IF KAREN AND I GET IN A VERBAL FIGHT, I'LL WIN IT A
  • 00:48:56.170 --> 00:48:58.240
  • HUNDRED PERCENT OF THE TIME BECAUSE TWO DAYS LATER, SHE
  • 00:48:58.260 --> 00:49:01.100
  • COMES AND NOW SHE KNOWS WHAT TO SAY, YOU KNOW?
  • 00:49:01.120 --> 00:49:04.140
  • BY THE WAY...
  • 00:49:04.160 --> 00:49:05.270
  • AND SHE'LL SAY SOMETHING, AND I'LL
  • 00:49:05.290 --> 00:49:07.070
  • GO, WHERE'S THAT COMING FROM? WELL, WEDNESDAY.
  • 00:49:07.090 --> 00:49:08.220
  • WEDNESDAY WHEN WE TALKED ABOUT THAT.
  • 00:49:08.240 --> 00:49:10.000
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:49:10.020 --> 00:49:12.050
  • SO I CAN WIN THE VERBAL FIGHT, OKAY?
  • 00:49:12.070 --> 00:49:13.290
  • NOW I'LL WIN IT HERE.
  • 00:49:14.010 --> 00:49:15.250
  • I'LL LOSE IT -- I'LL REALIZE THERE'S AN EFFECT THAT'S
  • 00:49:15.270 --> 00:49:18.210
  • DELAYED, AND I'LL LOSE IT DOWN HERE, SO...
  • 00:49:18.230 --> 00:49:21.070
  • LISTEN TO ME, YOU CAN SAY HOW YOU FEEL,
  • 00:49:21.090 --> 00:49:24.130
  • AND YOU WON'T PAY A PRICE.
  • 00:49:24.150 --> 00:49:27.230
  • IF I WANT SOMETHING, YOU DON'T HAVE TO SAY YES.
  • 00:49:27.250 --> 00:49:30.090
  • YOU JUST SAY HOW YOU FEEL.
  • 00:49:30.110 --> 00:49:32.070
  • AND KAREN WILL SAY THIS TO ME, SHE SAYS THIS TO ME ALL
  • 00:49:32.090 --> 00:49:34.140
  • THE TIME, "JUST DO IT, JIMMY, JUST DO IT." AND
  • 00:49:34.160 --> 00:49:38.070
  • EVERY TIME, I SAY, "NOT WITHOUT YOU." EVERY DECISION
  • 00:49:38.090 --> 00:49:41.040
  • IN OUR HOME, WE SHARE. THAT'S WHY WE'RE ONE.
  • 00:49:41.060 --> 00:49:44.240
  • WE'RE A GREAT TEAM. WE ARE SUCH A GREAT TEAM.
  • 00:49:44.260 --> 00:49:47.100
  • WE'RE SO DIFFERENT THAN EACH OTHER.
  • 00:49:47.120 --> 00:49:49.170
  • THAT'S WHAT MAKES US A GREAT TEAM.
  • 00:49:49.190 --> 00:49:51.100
  • YOU DON'T WANT YOUR TEAM MEMBERS TO ALL PLAY THE SAME
  • 00:49:51.120 --> 00:49:53.020
  • POSITION, AND SO KAREN IS JUST PHENOMENAL.
  • 00:49:53.040 --> 00:49:56.150
  • I DON'T FEEL MUCH.
  • 00:49:56.170 --> 00:49:58.040
  • I MEAN, I'M NOT A REAL FEELER.
  • 00:49:58.060 --> 00:50:00.210
  • I'M KIND OF A DOER, BUT KAREN FEELS FOR THE WHOLE
  • 00:50:00.230 --> 00:50:03.080
  • FAMILY, AND SHE'LL TELL ME HOW I'M FEELING.
  • 00:50:03.100 --> 00:50:05.060
  • SHE'LL SAY, YEAH, YOU'RE SAD.
  • 00:50:05.080 --> 00:50:06.210
  • AND I'LL SAY, I AM?
  • 00:50:06.230 --> 00:50:07.280
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:50:08.000 --> 00:50:09.170
  • SHE'S ALWAYS RIGHT.
  • 00:50:09.190 --> 00:50:11.120
  • I'LL THINK ABOUT IT FOR A LITTLE WHILE AND THINK,
  • 00:50:11.140 --> 00:50:13.040
  • YEAH, I'VE BEEN KIND OF SAD HERE LATELY, YOU KNOW?
  • 00:50:13.060 --> 00:50:14.150
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:50:14.170 --> 00:50:16.020
  • IT'S GOOD TO HAVE SOMEBODY AROUND TELLING
  • 00:50:16.040 --> 00:50:17.090
  • YOU HOW YOU FEEL.
  • 00:50:17.110 --> 00:50:18.230
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:50:18.250 --> 00:50:20.140
  • LISTEN, THAT'S WHY I LISTEN TO WHAT SHE SAYS, AND THAT'S
  • 00:50:20.160 --> 00:50:24.230
  • WHY I NEVER WANT TO MAKE A DECISION WITHOUT HER.
  • 00:50:24.250 --> 00:50:26.270
  • DON'T DOMINATE EACH OTHER.
  • 00:50:26.290 --> 00:50:28.210
  • DON'T USE THE FORCE OF YOUR PERSONALITY, IF YOU'RE A
  • 00:50:28.230 --> 00:50:30.220
  • FAST TALKER, YOU SLOW DOWN.
  • 00:50:30.240 --> 00:50:34.040
  • AND IF YOU'VE GOT A STRONG PERSONALITY, YOU SOFTEN UP,
  • 00:50:34.060 --> 00:50:36.130
  • AND I MAKE SURE YOU DON'T TAKE THE STEP UNLESS YOU
  • 00:50:36.150 --> 00:50:38.220
  • TAKE THAT STEP TOGETHER. THAT'S HOW YOU STAY UNIFIED.
  • 00:50:38.240 --> 00:50:41.030
  • NUMBER THREE, PRAY TOGETHER.
  • 00:50:41.050 --> 00:50:43.050
  • PRAY TOGETHER ABOUT EVERYTHING, EVERY
  • 00:50:43.070 --> 00:50:44.240
  • SIGNIFICANT DECISION.
  • 00:50:44.260 --> 00:50:46.170
  • THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL PROMISE IN PHILIPPIANS 4,
  • 00:50:46.190 --> 00:50:49.080
  • "BE ANXIOUS FOR NOTHING, BUT IN EVERYTHING, BUT PRAYER AND
  • 00:50:49.100 --> 00:50:51.020
  • SUPPLICATION, WITH THANKSGIVING, LET YOUR
  • 00:50:51.040 --> 00:50:53.210
  • REQUESTS BE MADE KNOWN TO GOD, AND THE PEACE OF GOD
  • 00:50:53.230 --> 00:50:55.280
  • WHICH SURPASSES ALL UNDERSTANDING WILL GUARD
  • 00:50:56.000 --> 00:50:59.100
  • YOUR HEARTS AND MINDS THROUGH CHRIST JESUS." NOW,
  • 00:50:59.120 --> 00:51:01.260
  • DID YOU KNOW THAT ANXIETY IS A CHOICE, NOT A CONDITION?
  • 00:51:01.280 --> 00:51:04.110
  • BE ANXIOUS FOR NOTHING.
  • 00:51:04.130 --> 00:51:06.190
  • DID YOU KNOW YOU CAN CHOOSE NOT TO BE ANXIOUS?
  • 00:51:06.210 --> 00:51:09.130
  • YOU SAY, HOW DO I CHOOSE NOT TO BE ANXIOUS?
  • 00:51:09.150 --> 00:51:11.100
  • WELL, IF YOU DON'T PRAY, YOU'RE GOING TO BE ANXIOUS.
  • 00:51:11.120 --> 00:51:13.160
  • PEOPLE SAY, WELL, WHAT DO I PRAY ABOUT?
  • 00:51:13.180 --> 00:51:15.060
  • WRITE DOWN WHAT YOU'RE WORRIED ABOUT.
  • 00:51:15.080 --> 00:51:16.220
  • THAT'S YOUR PRAYER LIST.
  • 00:51:16.240 --> 00:51:18.270
  • DON'T BE ANXIOUS FOR ANYTHING, BUT IN EVERYTHING,
  • 00:51:18.290 --> 00:51:21.110
  • WITH PRAYER AND MORE PRAYER, COME TO GOD, AND LET YOUR
  • 00:51:21.130 --> 00:51:23.240
  • REQUESTS BE MADE KNOWN TO HIM, AND THE PEACE OF GOD
  • 00:51:23.260 --> 00:51:26.290
  • THAT PASSES ALL COMPREHENSION WILL GUARD
  • 00:51:27.010 --> 00:51:29.220
  • YOUR MIND AND HEART.
  • 00:51:29.240 --> 00:51:31.200
  • LISTEN, THE WORD "GUARD" THERE IS THE
  • 00:51:31.220 --> 00:51:33.100
  • GREEK WORD PHROUREO'.
  • 00:51:33.120 --> 00:51:34.260
  • IT MEANS A MILITARY GUARD THAT PREVENTS AN ENEMY
  • 00:51:34.280 --> 00:51:36.160
  • INVASION. DON'T BE ANXIOUS.
  • 00:51:36.180 --> 00:51:38.210
  • WELL, LISTEN, LOVE IS AN EMOTIONAL COMMODITY.
  • 00:51:38.230 --> 00:51:43.020
  • ANXIETY ROBS US OF THE EMOTIONAL STRENGTH
  • 00:51:43.040 --> 00:51:46.060
  • TO LOVE EACH OTHER.
  • 00:51:46.080 --> 00:51:48.200
  • IT IS A HIGH CONSUMER EMOTIONALLY; YOUR MONEY,
  • 00:51:48.220 --> 00:51:51.280
  • YOUR CHILDREN, YOUR JOB, EVERYTHING IN YOUR LIFE,
  • 00:51:52.000 --> 00:51:55.020
  • AND YOU'RE SIT THING WORRIED ABOUT IT.
  • 00:51:55.040 --> 00:51:57.000
  • DID YOU KNOW IF YOU WOULD CHOOSE, AS A COUPLE, NOT TO
  • 00:51:57.020 --> 00:51:59.150
  • WORRY BUT HOLD HANDS AND PRAY, IT WOULD UNIFY YOU?
  • 00:51:59.170 --> 00:52:01.170
  • GOD WOULD GIVE YOU HIS PEACE THAT WOULD GUARD YOUR MINDS
  • 00:52:01.190 --> 00:52:06.150
  • AND HEARTS, YOUR THINKING, AND YOUR FEELING, AND THAT
  • 00:52:06.170 --> 00:52:09.020
  • PEACE WOULD BECOME A BOND OF INTIMACY THAT
  • 00:52:09.040 --> 00:52:11.200
  • WOULD BRING YOU CLOSER.
  • 00:52:11.220 --> 00:52:13.180
  • LISTEN, THE DEVIL USES ANXIETY TO WEAR US OUT AND TO
  • 00:52:13.200 --> 00:52:16.210
  • DIVIDE US, BUT GOD GIVES US HIS
  • 00:52:16.230 --> 00:52:20.060
  • PEACE AS A MILITARY GUARD WHEN WE DECIDE TO PRAY,
  • 00:52:20.080 --> 00:52:23.290
  • WHEN WE DECIDE TO PRAY.
  • 00:52:24.010 --> 00:52:26.020
  • IF TWO ON EARTH WOULD AGREE TOGETHER AS TOUCHING
  • 00:52:26.040 --> 00:52:28.180
  • ANYTHING THAT THEY WOULD ASK -- THIS IS JESUS' PROMISE IN
  • 00:52:28.200 --> 00:52:30.260
  • MATTHEW 18 -- IF TWO ON EARTH -- THIS IS EVERY
  • 00:52:30.280 --> 00:52:33.150
  • MARRIED COUPLE -- "'IF TWO ON EARTH WOULD AGREE
  • 00:52:33.170 --> 00:52:36.000
  • TOGETHER AS TOUCHING ANYTHING THEY WOULD ASK,
  • 00:52:36.020 --> 00:52:38.020
  • JESUS SAID, MY FATHER WILL DO IT FOR YOU.'"
  • 00:52:38.040 --> 00:52:40.070
  • DO YOU KNOW HOW INCREDIBLE OF A PROMISE THAT IS?
  • 00:52:40.090 --> 00:52:42.250
  • AND WE HAVE SEEN HUNDREDS AND HUNDREDS AND HUNDREDS OF
  • 00:52:42.270 --> 00:52:45.140
  • PRAYERS ANSWERED, AND HERE'S WHAT WE KNOW: THERE IS A
  • 00:52:45.160 --> 00:52:48.280
  • GOD, AND HE LOVES US, AND HE ANSWERS PRAYER,
  • 00:52:49.000 --> 00:52:52.260
  • IF WE WILL JUST PRAY.
  • 00:52:52.280 --> 00:52:54.150
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:52:54.170 --> 00:53:00.030
  • AND HERE'S NUMBER FOUR POINT OF UNITY, BE
  • 00:53:00.050 --> 00:53:02.140
  • TOGETHER PHYSICALLY.
  • 00:53:02.160 --> 00:53:04.150
  • DON'T LET THE DEVIL KEEP YOU APART.
  • 00:53:04.170 --> 00:53:06.230
  • DON'T LET LIFE DRIVE YOU TO WHERE YOU'RE NOT TOGETHER.
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  • MAKE SURE THAT YOU HAVE TIME TO BE
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  • TOGETHER PHYSICALLY. DOWN SIZE.
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  • DO WHATEVER YOU HAVE TO DO, BUT MAKE SURE YOU HAVE TIME
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  • FOR EACH OTHER AND HAVE SEX.
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  • SEX IS THE ONLY UNIQUE FEATURE OF MARRIAGE.
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  • IT IS THE COVENANT SEAL AND SIGN OF MARRIAGE, AND IT IS
  • 00:53:21.290 --> 00:53:25.110
  • SUPERNATURALLY BLESSED.
  • 00:53:25.130 --> 00:53:27.270
  • WHEN YOU ARE TOGETHER PHYSICALLY, THERE'S
  • 00:53:27.290 --> 00:53:30.120
  • SOMETHING SUPERNATURAL THAT GOES ON BETWEEN A COUPLE.
  • 00:53:30.140 --> 00:53:33.090
  • SO SURRENDER TO THE LORDSHIP OF JESUS, MAKE ALL IMPORTANT
  • 00:53:33.110 --> 00:53:36.110
  • DECISIONS TOGETHER, PRAY TOGETHER,
  • 00:53:36.130 --> 00:53:38.120
  • AND BE TOGETHER PHYSICALLY.
  • 00:53:38.140 --> 00:53:40.070
  • BUT I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT UNITY IS MUCH EASIER TO
  • 00:53:40.090 --> 00:53:43.010
  • DIVISION, AND FOR SOME OF YOU -- AND I KNOW THIS TO BE
  • 00:53:43.030 --> 00:53:46.030
  • TRUE BECAUSE WHEN PASTOR CLAYTON ASKED ME TO
  • 00:53:46.050 --> 00:53:48.140
  • SPEAK, AND I WAS PRAYING ABOUT WHAT IT SPEAK ON, THIS
  • 00:53:48.160 --> 00:53:51.210
  • IS WHAT THE LORD GAVE ME -- BUT I KNOW BECAUSE THE LORD
  • 00:53:51.230 --> 00:53:54.160
  • GAVE ME THIS MESSAGE THAT SOME OF YOU ARE STRUGGLING,
  • 00:53:54.180 --> 00:53:56.100
  • AND YOU'VE BEEN ATTACKED BY AN EVIL DEVIL THAT HAS
  • 00:53:56.120 --> 00:53:58.100
  • SLITHERED INTO YOUR RELATIONSHIP AND HAS BEEN
  • 00:53:58.120 --> 00:54:00.090
  • LYING TO YOU, AND YOU DON'T EVEN REALIZE IT'S HIM.
  • 00:54:00.110 --> 00:54:02.110
  • YOU'RE JUST KIND OF ON EACH OTHER'S NERVES MAYBE LIKE
  • 00:54:02.130 --> 00:54:04.170
  • KAREN AND I WERE ON EACH OTHER'S NERVES WHERE YOU'RE
  • 00:54:04.190 --> 00:54:06.130
  • EXPERIENCING SOME ISSUES IN YOUR RELATIONSHIP.
  • 00:54:06.150 --> 00:54:08.130
  • CAN I TELL YOU SOMETHING?
  • 00:54:08.150 --> 00:54:09.280
  • GOD PUT YOU TOGETHER, AND YOU DIDN'T MAKE A MISTAKE.
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  • YOU'RE THERE WITH THE PERSON YOU OUGHT TO BE THERE WITH.
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  • [APPLAUSE]
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  • AND IF YOU'RE GOING THROUGH TROUBLE, JOIN THE CLUB.
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  • THE DEVIL ATTACKS ALL OF US, AND LIFE IS HEARD.
  • 00:54:21.070 --> 00:54:23.100
  • THAT'S WHY MARRIAGE IS A COVENANT THAT BONDS US
  • 00:54:23.120 --> 00:54:25.220
  • TOGETHER THROUGH THE HARDEST OF TIMES.
  • 00:54:25.240 --> 00:54:28.210
  • BUT YOU HAVE AUTHORITY OVER THE DEVIL.
  • 00:54:28.230 --> 00:54:30.110
  • STOP MAKING EACH OTHER THE ENEMY, AND START MAKING THE
  • 00:54:30.130 --> 00:54:33.260
  • DEVIL THE ENEMY, AND TAKE AUTHORITY OVER HIM.
  • 00:54:33.280 --> 00:54:37.080
  • NOW, I'M GOING TO PRAY.
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  • I'M GOING TO PRAY, AND I WANT TO PRAY A PRAYER OF
  • 00:54:40.070 --> 00:54:43.010
  • BINDING THE DEVIL OVER YOUR MARRIAGE IF YOU FEEL AS
  • 00:54:43.030 --> 00:54:45.110
  • THOUGH THAT YOU'VE BEEN UNDERSTAND ATTACK.
  • 00:54:45.130 --> 00:54:47.100
  • AND I'M TELLING YOU THAT YOU'RE SPECIAL.
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  • I'M TELLING YOU THAT THERE IS A CALL ON YOUR LIFE, THAT
  • 00:54:48.290 --> 00:54:51.220
  • THERE IS A DESTINY UPON YOUR MARRIAGE, AND I WANT TO PRAY
  • 00:54:51.240 --> 00:54:55.100
  • THAT YOU BECOME UNIFIED, THAT GOD HEALS YOU, HE MAKES
  • 00:54:55.120 --> 00:54:59.040
  • YOUR BOND TOGETHER STRONGER THAN EVER, AND THAT YOUR
  • 00:54:59.060 --> 00:55:02.110
  • DESTINY IS REALIZED.
  • 00:55:02.130 --> 00:55:04.050
  • IT CAN ONLY BE REALIZED IN AN ATMOSPHERE OF UNITY, AND
  • 00:55:04.070 --> 00:55:06.260
  • THAT'S WHY THE DEVIL ATTACKS US SO MUCH.
  • 00:55:06.280 --> 00:55:09.100
  • SO NOW I'M GOING TO PRAY FOR ALL OF YOU, YOU SOME OF, IF
  • 00:55:09.120 --> 00:55:12.010
  • YOU WANT TO, YOU DON'T HAVE TO DO THIS, BUT IF YOU WANT
  • 00:55:12.030 --> 00:55:14.170
  • TO STAND -- YOU'RE JUST SAYING WE'RE TAKING A
  • 00:55:14.190 --> 00:55:16.120
  • STAND FOR OUR MARRIAGE.
  • 00:55:16.140 --> 00:55:17.230
  • WE'RE TAKING A STAND AGAINST THE DEVIL, AND WE'RE
  • 00:55:17.250 --> 00:55:19.230
  • BELIEVING GOD TO DO SOMETHING SPECIAL
  • 00:55:19.250 --> 00:55:21.160
  • IN OUR MARRIAGE. GO AHEAD AND STAND.
  • 00:55:21.180 --> 00:55:23.030
  • YOU DON'T HAVE TO, BUT IF YOU WANT TO STAND...
  • 00:55:23.050 --> 00:55:24.290
  • AND I'M GOING TO PRAY FOR YOU, AND WE'RE GOING TO
  • 00:55:25.010 --> 00:55:27.090
  • BELIEVE GOD FOR MIRACLES, RIGHT?
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  • - CONGREGATION: YES.
  • 00:55:29.000 --> 00:55:30.150
  • - WE'RE GOING TO BIND THE DEVIL AND TAKE AUTHORITY
  • 00:55:30.170 --> 00:55:33.240
  • OVER HIM AND KICK HIM OUT OF OUR MARRIAGES, RIGHT?
  • 00:55:33.260 --> 00:55:35.260
  • - CONGREGATION: YES.
  • 00:55:35.280 --> 00:55:37.130
  • - THAT'S WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO.
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  • FATHER, IN JESUS' NAME, YOU HAVE GIVEN US ALL
  • 00:55:38.290 --> 00:55:41.190
  • AUTHORITY OVER THE DEVIL, AND HE'S EVIL.
  • 00:55:41.210 --> 00:55:44.260
  • HE'S SLITHERY, AND HE'S DECEITFUL.
  • 00:55:44.280 --> 00:55:47.000
  • HE'S SUBTLE, AND HE COMES INTO OUR MARRIAGES TO SUBTLY
  • 00:55:47.020 --> 00:55:52.040
  • TRY TO DIVIDE US, TO DESTROY OUR UNITY, AND TO TURN US
  • 00:55:52.060 --> 00:55:55.240
  • AGAINST EACH OTHER, AND IN THE NAME OF JESUS, WE BIND
  • 00:55:55.260 --> 00:55:59.030
  • HIM; EVERY THOUGHT HE'S IMPLANTED WITHIN OUR MIND,
  • 00:55:59.050 --> 00:56:02.260
  • WE BIND IT IN THE NAME OF JESUS, AND WE REJECT IT.
  • 00:56:02.280 --> 00:56:05.200
  • AND IF WE HAVE BEEN ANGRY, AND WE'VE GONE TO BED ON
  • 00:56:05.220 --> 00:56:08.190
  • ANGER, WE FORGIVE RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:56:08.210 --> 00:56:10.230
  • WE RELEASE EACH OTHER FROM OUR JUDGMENT, AND HOLY
  • 00:56:10.250 --> 00:56:13.080
  • SPIRIT, SHOW US OUR SPOUSE THROUGH YOUR EYES.
  • 00:56:13.100 --> 00:56:17.100
  • LET US SEE EACH OTHER DIFFERENTLY THAN WE'VE EVER
  • 00:56:17.120 --> 00:56:20.010
  • SEEN EACH OTHER BEFORE.
  • 00:56:20.030 --> 00:56:21.260
  • AND LORD, I PRAY RIGHT NOW, HEAL BOND THAT HAVE BEEN
  • 00:56:21.280 --> 00:56:25.020
  • FRAYED AND BROKEN.
  • 00:56:25.040 --> 00:56:26.270
  • SOME OF US HAVE BEEN THROUGH A LOT, LORD.
  • 00:56:26.290 --> 00:56:28.210
  • SOME OF US HAVE BEEN THROUGH A WHOLE LOT, AND IN THE
  • 00:56:28.230 --> 00:56:31.140
  • PROCESS OF ALL THAT WE'VE BEEN THROUGH, THERE'S BEEN A
  • 00:56:31.160 --> 00:56:33.190
  • FRAYING OF OUR UNITY, MAYBE EVEN AN DIVIDING.
  • 00:56:33.210 --> 00:56:35.200
  • BUT SUPERNATURALLY, RIGHT NOW, LORD, TAKE US AND MAKE
  • 00:56:35.220 --> 00:56:38.040
  • US ONE AGAIN.
  • 00:56:38.060 --> 00:56:41.180
  • BOND US TOGETHER, SPIRIT TO SPIRIT, AS ONLY YOU CAN DO
  • 00:56:41.200 --> 00:56:44.230
  • IT, AND MAKE US ONE AGAIN.
  • 00:56:44.250 --> 00:56:47.220
  • HEAL EVERY BROKEN MARRIAGE RIGHT NOW IN THE NAME OF
  • 00:56:47.240 --> 00:56:51.210
  • JESUS. CHANGE EVERY MAN. CHANGE EVERY WOMAN.
  • 00:56:51.230 --> 00:56:54.080
  • CHANGE EVERY MARRIAGE.
  • 00:56:54.100 --> 00:56:56.070
  • WE GIVE YOU PERMISSION TO COME INTO OUR LIVES AND TO
  • 00:56:56.090 --> 00:56:59.170
  • CHANGE US, BUT, LORD, RIGHT NOW WE SURRENDER TO THE
  • 00:56:59.190 --> 00:57:02.200
  • LORDSHIP OF JESUS CHRIST, AND NO LONGER IS THIS A
  • 00:57:02.220 --> 00:57:06.160
  • BATTLE OF WILLS, BUT FROM THIS POINT FORWARD, OUR
  • 00:57:06.180 --> 00:57:09.170
  • MARRIAGE IS ABOUT DOING YOUR WILL, LORD.
  • 00:57:09.190 --> 00:57:12.080
  • WE WANT TO DO THE WILL OF GOD, AND LORD, I PRAY -- I
  • 00:57:12.100 --> 00:57:14.250
  • KNOW THAT YOU BROUGHT EVERY COUPLE TOGETHER FOR A
  • 00:57:14.270 --> 00:57:17.210
  • SUPERNATURAL REASON, FOR A DIVINE REASON, AND I PRAY
  • 00:57:17.230 --> 00:57:21.180
  • RIGHT NOW THAT THAT WOULD BE RELEASED IN
  • 00:57:21.200 --> 00:57:24.030
  • THE SPIRIT REALM.
  • 00:57:24.050 --> 00:57:26.040
  • I PRAY THAT YOUR DESTINY UPON THEIR MARRIAGE AND
  • 00:57:26.060 --> 00:57:29.020
  • THEIR LIVES TOGETHER AND THEIR HOME AND THEIR
  • 00:57:29.040 --> 00:57:31.150
  • CHILDREN WOULD BE RELEASED RIGHT NOW,
  • 00:57:31.170 --> 00:57:33.150
  • NO LONGER RESTRICTED THROUGH DIVISIVENESS,
  • 00:57:33.170 --> 00:57:36.060
  • BUT RELEASED THROUGH UNITY.
  • 00:57:36.080 --> 00:57:39.140
  • AND I PRAY THAT YOU WOULD DO SOMETHING SPECIAL, SOMETHING
  • 00:57:39.160 --> 00:57:42.110
  • GREAT, SOMETHING MEANINGFUL, AND SOMETHING SUPERNATURAL
  • 00:57:42.130 --> 00:57:46.170
  • THROUGH THEIR MARRIAGE. I BLESS THEM.
  • 00:57:46.190 --> 00:57:48.230
  • I BLESS THEIR MARRIAGE. I BLESS THEIR CHILDREN.
  • 00:57:48.250 --> 00:57:51.100
  • I BLESS THEIR FINANCES. I BLESS THEIR MINISTRY.
  • 00:57:51.120 --> 00:57:54.150
  • I PRAY OPPORTUNITY, FOR FAVOR, FOR PROMOTION AND FOR
  • 00:57:54.170 --> 00:57:57.180
  • BLESSING ON THEM, GOD, THAT YOU WOULD OPEN THE WINDOWS
  • 00:57:57.200 --> 00:58:00.130
  • OF HEAVEN AND POUR OUT A BLESSING THAT THEY COULD NOT
  • 00:58:00.150 --> 00:58:02.290
  • RECEIVE, AND I PRAY THAT IN JESUS' NAME,
  • 00:58:03.010 --> 00:58:05.050
  • AND ALL GOD'S PEOPLE SAID...
  • 00:58:05.070 --> 00:58:06.230
  • - CONGREGATION: AMEN.
  • 00:58:06.250 --> 00:58:08.090
  • - GOD BLESS YOU GUYS. GOOD TO BE WITH YOU TONIGHT.
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  • [APPLAUSE]
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  • [MUSIC]
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