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Distinction Part 8

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September 15, 2019
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Ron Carpenter

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Distinction Part 8

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  • got my coffee, and I'm ready.
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  • Are you?
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  • We've been talking about distinction.
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  • Hang around for a few minutes,
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  • and find out how you are not common,
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  • you are unique.
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  • (upbeat music)
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  • There's some things that I've alluded to before
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  • they're paramount for you to understand chosen.
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  • I need you to make sure you have these two concepts down.
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  • There is a huge difference between when you were created,
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  • and when you were made.
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  • We use those words interchangeably,
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  • but they're two very different things.
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  • The Bible says that God made Adam,
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  • God made man.
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  • The Bible says,
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  • "He made him from the dust of the earth."
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  • The word make, means when you take from one substance
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  • and innovatively make something else out of it.
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  • So in other words, God took Adam,
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  • took him from the dust of the earth
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  • and created a man, a person.
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  • But he still didn't have life.
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  • It wasn't until God breathed in him that he became a living
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  • what the Hebrew says nefesh or a living soul.
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  • So, the word Adam actually means mud man,
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  • means man of the mud.
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  • How would you like to walk around
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  • all your life with that name?
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  • My mom and dad called me mud man, hallelujah.
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  • You know, Adams name was man of the mud.
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  • God made him from the dust, God made him from the mud.
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  • Took one substance
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  • and made another thing out of that substance.
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  • The word created is something totally different.
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  • The word created means to pull from nothing.
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  • So when you create,
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  • you're not changing a substance into another use.
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  • You are taking something out of nothing,
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  • and that's what creation means.
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  • Your mom and father came together biologically,
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  • and they made you a body,
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  • and most of us we get hung up on how we got here,
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  • and our family or our lack of family,
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  • or their dysfunctions or what they've been through
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  • or the brokenness,
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  • and all of a sudden we feel all these feelings
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  • of no esteem and no value,
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  • because of how we got our body.
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  • But that is not really where you came,
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  • your mom and dad just gave you a body,
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  • the real you didn't come from your mom and dad.
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  • The real you came from Christ
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  • before the foundations of the earth were laid.
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  • You were already chosen in Christ Jesus,
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  • before God ever said, "Let there be light."
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  • Now, okay, now that makes us clap,
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  • but we got to break that concept down,
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  • because where was I and how did I get here?
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  • How did I get here?
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  • He chose me in Christ Jesus,
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  • before the foundations of the earth were ever laid.
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  • He chose me.
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  • So that means God somehow in eternity,
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  • God had a meeting.
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  • Before God ever said, "Let there be light,"
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  • God had a meeting.
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  • The word foundation,
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  • before the foundation of the world,
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  • it means substructure.
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  • You see sheet rock,
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  • and you see fascia board,
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  • and you see cosmetics and you see paint,
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  • and you see electronics and you see carpet,
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  • but those are not the things holding this building up.
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  • There's stuff behind all of that,
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  • that is the substructure
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  • that causes us to be able to come in here,
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  • and have a meeting and do what we do.
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  • That's the word for foundations.
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  • That word for foundations also means,
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  • catch this, it means conception.
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  • Go to Genesis 1, go to Genesis 1.
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  • I'm going to break this down for you now,
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  • Genesis 1,
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  • in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
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  • The earth was without form and void
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  • and darkness was over the face of the deep,
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  • and the Spirit of God was hovering,
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  • over the face of the waters.
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  • Verse 3, then God said,
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  • Let there be light and there was light.
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  • The earth was without form,
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  • it did not have any arrangement to it,
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  • it had no order to it,
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  • and darkness covered the face of the deep,
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  • and the Spirit of God was hovering.
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  • So that tells me you can have the Holy Spirit
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  • and still have chaos.
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  • Because the Holy Spirit was present in the lack of order.
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  • The earth was without form, it was void,
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  • darkness covered the surface.
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  • Now the Bible says that the Spirit of God was hovering.
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  • Okay, I'm just going to assume
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  • that I'm talking to an adult crowd,
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  • the Hebrew word there for hovering,
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  • would be like a man hovering over his wife,
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  • and they are about to conceive.
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  • It would be a man about ready to release seed.
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  • That is the same word used in Genesis 1,
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  • that the Spirit of God,
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  • hovered over something that had no form and no order,
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  • and He was about to release seed.
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  • What is God's seed?
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  • His Word.
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  • So He hovered over the nothing,
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  • and He said, that's His word,
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  • "Let there be light,"
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  • and then all of a sudden
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  • everything starts moving into its place,
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  • because God deposited seed into that which had no form,
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  • and which was void and without life.
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  • It's the same word that the angel used to Mary,
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  • when she said, the holy spirit shall overshadow you,
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  • and you shall conceive a son,
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  • and you shall call his name Jesus,
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  • God with us.
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  • Amen, you will.
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  • In other words, the Holy Spirit will hover over you,
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  • and you will conceive a son not from a man,
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  • but you will conceive a son from God.
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  • Hallelujah, and just like nothing conceived God,
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  • the Bible says,
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  • before God ever let nothing conceive His word
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  • that He had already picked you out.
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  • (congregation clapping)
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  • Do you understand the power of that?
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  • (congregation clapping)
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  • You were already chosen before that event in Genesis 1.
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  • So all that I can assume is this,
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  • somewhere in eternity,
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  • before God,
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  • let nothing concede His Word,
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  • and there was,
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  • God had a meeting.
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  • Who did he call to the meeting?
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  • Himself, because there wasn't nobody else.
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  • He had a meeting with himself.
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  • So the Father, the Word and the Spirit,
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  • those three makeup the Godhead.
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  • The Father, the Word.
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  • So they came together and they said,
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  • "Let us make man."
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  • So there was a meeting.
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  • All the works of God were established in that meeting.
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  • You've got to understand,
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  • you live in time, God does not.
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  • God lives in eternity.
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  • To God your life is finished.
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  • To life, you're waiting to see
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  • what's going to happen tomorrow on Monday,
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  • to God, Monday is in the rear view mirror.
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  • (congregation clapping)
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  • Because God looks at your whole life
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  • as a painted canvas on a completed picture.
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  • All the works of God were established in that meeting.
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  • So God called a meeting,
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  • and everything he was going to do,
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  • He finished it.
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  • That's why the Bible says,
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  • before you were in your mother's womb I ordained you,
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  • I knew you,
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  • and the steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord,
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  • and that God created you with His workmanship,
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  • and you were created to do good works in Christ Jesus.
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  • Catch this,
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  • that he ordained beforehand.
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  • So God had already established your works,
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  • He'd already ordered your steps,
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  • He'd already adopted you,
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  • He'd already chosen you,
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  • He'd already predestined you.
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  • The Bible says for those he foreknew He predestined,
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  • those He predestined, He called,
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  • those He called, He justified,
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  • those He justified, He glorified.
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  • God finished everything in that meeting
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  • before your mom and dad ever shared a hotdog.
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  • (congregation clapping)
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  • Revelation 13.
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  • And all who dwell on earth will worship Him,
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  • whose names have not been written in the Book of Life.
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  • The Book of Life of the Lamb slain
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  • from the foundations of the world,
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  • talking about Jesus.
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  • So there was a meeting,
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  • all the works of God were established in that meeting,
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  • the lamb was slain in that meeting,
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  • and you and I were present inside the lamb
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  • that was slain in that meeting.
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  • In that meeting, you were chosen.
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  • In that meeting the steps of your life were ordained,
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  • before one of them ever came to be.
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  • In that meeting,
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  • all of the works that you would do in life,
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  • were ordained before one of them came to be,
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  • and in that meeting,
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  • the steps of a good man were ordered by the Lord,
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  • in that meeting you are chosen, adopted,
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  • accepted in the beloved,
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  • predestined in that meeting,
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  • you were called, justified and glorified,
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  • before God ever said,
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  • "Let there be light."
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  • If I going to have to run around this building,
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  • or somebody's going to do it for me,
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  • for some of you who've been worrying about low self esteem
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  • and do I have any value,
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  • and why does nobody loves me,
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  • why is everybody picking on me,
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  • there is a God in heaven that intimately knew you,
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  • before you ever showed up in this earth,
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  • before you ever went to school,
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  • before you ever got married,
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  • He knew everything about your life,
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  • and He had already chosen you.
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  • (congregation clapping)
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  • Some you say, well, I've been so bad,
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  • I've done so many things,
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  • I just don't know that God can use me.
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  • God chose you when your past was still in the future.
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  • (applause)
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  • So God chose you knowing everything that you would do,
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  • He had already had that in mind.
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  • Every mistake you'd ever make,
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  • every crazy decision you'd ever make,
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  • God chose you knowing all that was going to happen.
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  • He knew about the divorce, He knew about the abuse,
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  • He knew about the rape,
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  • He knew about the prison time,
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  • He knew about the addiction, He knew about the bankruptcy,
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  • and He chose you anyway, excuse me.
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  • Hallelujah.
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  • He chose you anyway.
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  • I'm here to tell you your God loves you so much.
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  • The Bible says, you're imprinted on the palm of His hand.
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  • God has got a tattoo with your name on it,
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  • and nothing is going to take it off.
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  • God, somebody shout,
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  • I'm chosen.
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  • - [Congregation] I'm chosen.
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  • - Tell your neighbor on both sides
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  • that He chose you too, He chose you too.
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  • Can I go further?
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  • - [Congregation] Yes.
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  • - [Announcer] "Distinction,"
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  • is the latest series from Ron Carpenter.
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  • - That's why I died to myself,
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  • and I say God, whatever you want me to do,
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  • show me what your will is,
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  • and then I become God wrapped in flesh in the earth,
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  • God wrapped in flesh, God wrapped in flesh.
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  • Oh, there's a distinction that God is making,
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  • between His people and people who are not,
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  • and if you want to be on God's side,
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  • put your hands together and shout, Amen.
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  • - Now that were chosen,
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  • in the Bible...
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  • Let me go back.
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  • I can't speak for every other language,
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  • and I now live in a place
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  • where there are more languages spoken fluently
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  • than by far I've ever lived in any part of my life.
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  • So I can't say this of all languages,
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  • but I say this of the English language,
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  • of which I am still trying to speak correctly.
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  • (congregation laughing)
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  • In the English language,
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  • there are glaring weaknesses in the fact
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  • that the English language is not descriptive,
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  • or vague.
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  • For instance,
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  • I'm reading out of the New Testament,
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  • the New Testament was originally written in Greek,
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  • that's why they made me study it
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  • for two years in Bible school,
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  • at eight o'clock in the morning.
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  • The next thing to hell they had to send you the Greek class.
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  • (congregation laughing)
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  • And it's been translated
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  • into our own tongue for our understanding.
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  • But let me give an example,
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  • like an English, we have the word love,
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  • and we love everything.
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  • We love ice cream, we love our dog,
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  • we love our car,
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  • we love our husband, we love our wife,
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  • we love our kids,
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  • we love to go shopping,
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  • we love our pastor, we love we love...
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  • You didn't even catch that one right there.
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  • I just do that in shameless people.
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  • We love our church.
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  • We just take one word like mud
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  • and just spread it across everything.
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  • And we use that one word to describe
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  • our relationship with everything and everybody.
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  • But the Greeks didn't, they have four words for love.
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  • And those four words define what kind of love it was.
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  • Philia, friendship love,
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  • store-gae, family love,
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  • eros, erotic love.
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  • And then they had the word agape,
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  • which is the unconditional love of God.
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  • So whenever you read in your Bible the word love,
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  • it is one of four different words.
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  • And that word is very descriptive.
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  • You remember when after Jesus had rose from the dead,
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  • He went back to find Peter,
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  • and he said, Peter, do you love me?
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  • And he said, Yes, Lord,
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  • you know, I love you.
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  • Jesus that feed my sheep.
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  • Jesus was saying, Peter do you agape,
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  • and Peter was responding,
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  • yes Lord, I philia you.
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  • He said, do you love me unconditionally,
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  • and Peter was saying, I love you like a friend.
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  • Do you see how that changes the meaning
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  • of that whole experience?
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  • Okay?
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  • Now, when you see the word, Word,
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  • it's one of two different words in the Greek.
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  • Okay?
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  • Here's why I'm telling you this.
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  • The word chosen,
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  • is a Greek compound word called ek-lego-ma.
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  • Ma, meaning tense,
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  • lego is the verb of Logos,
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  • and ek means out of.
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  • In other words,
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  • you are chosen out of Word.
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  • (congregation clapping)
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  • God had a meeting somewhere in eternity,
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  • and pulled you out of Himself.
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  • That's how you were created,
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  • because there was no other substance there but God.
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  • So when you read your Bible and you see the word, Word,
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  • go to John 1.
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  • I'll give an example, John 1.
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  • Okay?
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  • In the beginning was the what?,
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  • Word, the Word was with God and the Word was God.
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  • It's talking about Jesus.
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  • Jesus's eternal name is Word.
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  • If I kept reading down through 12, through 14,
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  • it say, and the Word became flesh.
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  • Jesus, he dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory.
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  • Okay?
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  • So we know that we have the Father, the Word and the Spirit.
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  • In the beginning was the Word.
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  • The Word was with God, He was with the Father,
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  • and He was God.
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  • He was equal to the Father.
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  • That's why Jesus when He came,
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  • He says, if you've seen me, you've seen the Father.
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  • He says, I and the Father are one,
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  • there's no difference in the two.
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  • Having emptied itself in the person of Jesus
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  • and came walked in the earth among us,
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  • and we beheld the glory of God,
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  • while we looked at Jesus.
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  • If you don't know what God is like,
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  • Hebrews 1, I just read it, it said,
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  • He is expressed the image of God.
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  • So God emptied out Heaven, put it all in Jesus,
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  • and send Jesus into the earth for 33 and a half years,
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  • and we beheld what God is and who God is like,
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  • when we looked at Jesus.
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  • So the word, Word, Logos.
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  • In the beginning was the Logos,
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  • that's the Greek word.
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  • The word Logos means a whole concept,
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  • a completed Book.
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  • Let me go deeper.
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  • This Book is the whole concept of God.
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  • Okay?
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  • This Book and Jesus are one and the same.
  • 00:16:55.020 --> 00:16:58.010
  • In other words, when you see Jesus,
  • 00:16:59.120 --> 00:17:01.040
  • you see the whole concept of God.
  • 00:17:01.050 --> 00:17:03.130
  • You don't see one chapter, you see the whole Book.
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  • When you get this Book,
  • 00:17:06.240 --> 00:17:08.000
  • you get the whole concept of God.
  • 00:17:08.010 --> 00:17:10.160
  • And that is the word Logos.
  • 00:17:10.170 --> 00:17:13.060
  • Well, the Bible says,
  • 00:17:13.070 --> 00:17:15.000
  • "You were chosen out of Logos."
  • 00:17:15.010 --> 00:17:18.080
  • So God is the Word.
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  • In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God
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  • and the Word, Word of God.
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  • And you have been eglogosed.
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  • You were chosen out of God Himself.
  • 00:17:29.260 --> 00:17:33.220
  • So what are you?
  • 00:17:35.000 --> 00:17:36.070
  • You came out of the Logos,
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  • there's another word for Word.
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  • Pastor preached it for years.
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  • Rhema.
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  • I think you went to Rhema Bible College.
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  • Didn't you?
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  • Rhema is not a total concept.
  • 00:17:56.000 --> 00:17:58.200
  • It is the spoken word,
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  • not just that,
  • 00:18:02.270 --> 00:18:04.110
  • but it has to do with that.
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  • The Rhema of God,
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  • is when God takes
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  • a concept or a truth out of the Logos,
  • 00:18:10.050 --> 00:18:13.100
  • and speaks it directly to you in that moment and season
  • 00:18:13.110 --> 00:18:17.000
  • into your deficiency.
  • 00:18:17.010 --> 00:18:19.010
  • So if you came in here fearful,
  • 00:18:19.020 --> 00:18:21.150
  • and I've looked at you and say,
  • 00:18:21.160 --> 00:18:22.220
  • but God has not given you the spirit of fear,
  • 00:18:22.230 --> 00:18:25.160
  • but He's given you the spirit of power,
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  • of love and a sound mind,
  • 00:18:27.050 --> 00:18:28.180
  • and then I went to another scripture, and I said,
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  • and you're to be anxious for nothing
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  • but in all things with thanksgiving,
  • 00:18:32.100 --> 00:18:34.060
  • make your prayers and petitions be made known to God,
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  • and the peace that passes all understanding,
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  • shall guard your heart and guard your mind in Christ Jesus.
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  • What did I just do?
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  • That is not the total Bible,
  • 00:18:44.210 --> 00:18:46.200
  • but I pulled two things out of the Logos,
  • 00:18:46.210 --> 00:18:49.040
  • and I spoke it right into your situation,
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  • and it ministered to you.
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  • That would be a Rhema.
  • 00:18:53.120 --> 00:18:55.040
  • A Rhema is when you go into Logos,
  • 00:18:55.050 --> 00:18:57.070
  • and you pull out something for a specific time,
  • 00:18:57.080 --> 00:19:00.130
  • and a specific season in your life.
  • 00:19:00.140 --> 00:19:02.270
  • I'm here to tell the hurting,
  • 00:19:02.280 --> 00:19:05.270
  • that He is the restorer of broken hearts.
  • 00:19:05.280 --> 00:19:08.040
  • That is your Rhema.
  • 00:19:08.050 --> 00:19:09.170
  • I'm here to tell the sick that by His stripes,
  • 00:19:09.180 --> 00:19:12.180
  • you are healed, and that is a Rhema to you today.
  • 00:19:12.190 --> 00:19:15.170
  • I'm here to tell the discouraged,
  • 00:19:15.180 --> 00:19:17.260
  • that He is your glory and He's the lifter of your head.
  • 00:19:17.270 --> 00:19:21.060
  • That is a Rhema to you.
  • 00:19:21.070 --> 00:19:23.000
  • Do you understand what I'm saying?
  • 00:19:23.010 --> 00:19:25.030
  • (congregation clapping)
  • 00:19:25.040 --> 00:19:27.080
  • So this is the Logos of God,
  • 00:19:27.090 --> 00:19:30.050
  • but I'm preaching chosen.
  • 00:19:30.060 --> 00:19:32.150
  • So what have I done?
  • 00:19:32.160 --> 00:19:33.130
  • I've reached in here,
  • 00:19:33.140 --> 00:19:35.090
  • and pulled something out.
  • 00:19:35.100 --> 00:19:37.010
  • And I'm speaking it specifically to you,
  • 00:19:37.020 --> 00:19:40.060
  • now it's Rhema.
  • 00:19:40.070 --> 00:19:42.020
  • And the Bible says, Faith cometh by hearing,
  • 00:19:42.030 --> 00:19:45.100
  • and hearing by the Rhema of God.
  • 00:19:45.110 --> 00:19:48.010
  • So do you know what it's going to be easiest to believe today?
  • 00:19:48.020 --> 00:19:51.020
  • Believe that you're chosen, called upon and adopted,
  • 00:19:51.030 --> 00:19:54.070
  • predestined why?
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  • Because that is the area I'm speaking into,
  • 00:19:55.150 --> 00:19:58.030
  • and that's what's giving you faith in that area.
  • 00:19:58.040 --> 00:20:00.190
  • (congregation clapping)
  • 00:20:00.200 --> 00:20:03.270
  • So if Rhema,
  • 00:20:09.000 --> 00:20:10.180
  • is a word, out of the Word,
  • 00:20:10.190 --> 00:20:13.170
  • Logos is the complete, Rhema is a part,
  • 00:20:14.200 --> 00:20:17.180
  • and if I came out of Logos,
  • 00:20:19.030 --> 00:20:22.090
  • that means my life is a
  • 00:20:22.100 --> 00:20:24.290
  • Rhema.
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  • I am here,
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  • in the earth,
  • 00:20:32.080 --> 00:20:34.060
  • and my life is a word out of the Word.
  • 00:20:34.070 --> 00:20:38.090
  • (congregation clapping)
  • 00:20:38.100 --> 00:20:42.060
  • All right, and get ready to challenge
  • 00:20:42.070 --> 00:20:43.150
  • and get your clapping out of the way,
  • 00:20:43.160 --> 00:20:44.230
  • because I'm getting ready to hit you.
  • 00:20:44.240 --> 00:20:46.100
  • If you are put here by God,
  • 00:20:47.100 --> 00:20:50.180
  • as a Rhema (mumbles)
  • 00:20:50.190 --> 00:20:52.160
  • you have been chosen out of the Word.
  • 00:20:52.170 --> 00:20:54.200
  • So in other words, God put you here,
  • 00:20:54.210 --> 00:20:56.200
  • for your life to say something about Him.
  • 00:20:56.210 --> 00:20:59.080
  • What is your life speaking?
  • 00:20:59.090 --> 00:21:01.250
  • (congregation clapping)
  • 00:21:01.260 --> 00:21:05.060
  • What is your life saying?
  • 00:21:08.130 --> 00:21:10.040
  • People don't understand their life,
  • 00:21:11.170 --> 00:21:13.050
  • is because you don't understand
  • 00:21:13.060 --> 00:21:14.210
  • what God is trying to use your life to communicate.
  • 00:21:14.220 --> 00:21:17.040
  • People say, why have I been hurt so many tines?
  • 00:21:19.260 --> 00:21:22.050
  • Maybe you are the Rhema of God on forgiveness.
  • 00:21:22.060 --> 00:21:25.230
  • (congregation clapping)
  • 00:21:25.240 --> 00:21:27.260
  • And while you're sitting here,
  • 00:21:27.270 --> 00:21:29.140
  • and you're mad and you're bitter
  • 00:21:29.150 --> 00:21:30.280
  • over the things that have happened to you.
  • 00:21:30.290 --> 00:21:32.200
  • God is scripting a beautiful story of grace
  • 00:21:32.210 --> 00:21:36.000
  • and mercy and love and forgiveness.
  • 00:21:36.010 --> 00:21:38.160
  • And you're saying,
  • 00:21:38.170 --> 00:21:39.230
  • "Why has life been so hard on me?"
  • 00:21:39.240 --> 00:21:41.160
  • But you are a word out of the Word,
  • 00:21:41.170 --> 00:21:43.090
  • and God puts you in the earth
  • 00:21:43.100 --> 00:21:45.040
  • to speak something on His behalf.
  • 00:21:45.050 --> 00:21:47.080
  • I'm asking you, what is your life saying?
  • 00:21:47.090 --> 00:21:50.010
  • (congregation clapping)
  • 00:21:50.020 --> 00:21:53.110
  • Man, I feel this thing.
  • 00:21:57.000 --> 00:21:58.280
  • (congregation clapping)
  • 00:21:58.290 --> 00:22:01.110
  • Some of you everything you touch turns to gold.
  • 00:22:01.120 --> 00:22:04.100
  • You've made more money by accident,
  • 00:22:04.110 --> 00:22:06.000
  • than other people make on purpose.
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  • You're like, wow,
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  • because God wants to speak bounty and fruitfulness,
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  • and blessing and favor,
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  • and He wants your life to be a demonstration of it.
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  • You are a word out of the Word.
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  • You don't speak everything about God,
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  • but you speak that about God.
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  • Some of, why did that sickness not kill you?
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  • Because you were chosen by God.
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  • And that sickness could not take you out.
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  • Because you are a word in the earth,
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  • that God can still raise somebody up and heal their body
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  • and restore them back to health.
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  • Why is it that storm didn't take you out?
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  • Because you are here,
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  • to speak that God is the one
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  • that speaks peace to the storms.
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  • And no matter what you're going through,
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  • you can come out on the other side of victory.
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  • Does anybody hear what I'm saying?
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  • (congregation clapping)
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  • and when you put our stories together
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  • you begin to see a collection
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  • because my life says something and your life says something
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  • and our life says something and when we get together
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  • we begin to speak more and more about the goodness of God
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  • the prosperity of God, the blessing of God
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  • the favor of God, the restoration of God
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  • the healing of God.
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  • come on somebody, the peace of God, the joy of God
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  • Everybody's lilfe is communicating something
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  • You are here to speak on God's behalf
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  • Chosen.
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  • a word out of the Word.
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  • How powerful is that?
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  • that's so powerful.
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  • and you look at it as sorrow and hurt and pain
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  • God looks at it as a beautiful picture.
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  • of what He can do.
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  • - You know I hope that you are enjoying this series,
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  • I am.
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  • I'm certainly enjoying studying for it,
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  • preparing for it.
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  • I'm certainly enjoying the time where I get to preach it,
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  • to this local congregation,
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  • and take it and put it all over the world,
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  • and hopefully get it to you.
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  • You know, I want to talk to you for a moment about giving,
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  • and that hope that you will turn the TV channel,
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  • because you know what,
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  • if this is a blessing to you,
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  • it only gets there one way.
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  • We are viewer supported, we are listener supported,
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  • however you want to put it,
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  • but the fact is, it has been by generous people,
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  • who're saying,
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  • this is a blessing to me,
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  • and I want to make sure that it stays out there.
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  • I want to make sure that it expands and it stays strong.
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  • And,
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  • I've never done big spills,
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  • I've never taken half of our program timing,
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  • to become a fundraiser.
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  • In fact, I don't even really enjoy,
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  • the fundraising aspect much at all.
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  • But it's necessary to do what we do.
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  • You notice we don't sell ads,
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  • you notice we don't have commercials,
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  • you notice we don't break away,
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  • and we don't advertise a hamburger,
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  • we don't advertise a set of tires,
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  • we just come to you and say,
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  • is God blessing you through this ministry?
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  • And we have many who have responded over the years and said,
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  • yeah, and have been so faithful,
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  • so faithful.
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  • For that, we're grateful,
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  • to that we say thank you.
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  • But we understand that now that our audience is growing,
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  • we understand that the numbers are expanding,
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  • we understand,
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  • that God is putting us in places He's never been before.
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  • We know, that in Spanish speaking nations,
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  • we just went on 60 new TV stations,
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  • across all of these nations much of the world,
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  • and now we're being translated into espanol everywhere.
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  • And you know what,
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  • we just keep getting new opportunities,
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  • but with new opportunities comes new investment.
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  • I want to ask those of you have been given,
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  • would you consider,
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  • maybe your most sacrificial gift,
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  • would you consider giving like you've never given before,
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  • because I hate for opportunities
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  • for the Gospel to slip through my fingers.
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  • Were being presented with ways,
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  • to get the message of the kingdom.
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  • You know, not everybody preaches the same thing.
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  • I'm grateful for all of the men and women of God,
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  • and I'm grateful for the message God has given me.
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  • But the message God has put in my heart,
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  • is the message of the kingdom.
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  • I do think it is the message,
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  • where Jesus said, seek first.
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  • And so we've tried
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  • to give it the priority in our teaching and preaching,
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  • and need your help.
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  • Maybe you've never ever,
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  • given to a ministry before.
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  • Maybe this could be the first time.
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  • We have two different ways,
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  • a one time gift or either become a monthly partner.
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  • And either way,
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  • if this is your first time,
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  • we have this,
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  • very special gift that we're going to give you,
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  • to say thank you.
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  • Thank you for helping us.
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  • Thank you for believing in us.
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  • I thank you that you give to God,
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  • and God will reward you for your giving.
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  • But I thank you that you trust us.
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  • Because when you give in the kingdom,
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  • you have to find
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  • a conduit through which your blessing will flow.
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  • And if you've chosen,
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  • Ron Carpenter TV to be that place,
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  • I can't say thank you enough.
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  • I want you to go hit us up on Twitter,
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  • hit us up on Facebook and Instagram.
  • 00:27:20.160 --> 00:27:22.110
  • Why?
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  • Because if you want more, we're talking more,
  • 00:27:23.250 --> 00:27:25.070
  • we're praying more, we're doing more clips,
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  • we're doing inspirationals, we're doing devotionals.
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  • And there's no telling,
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