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  • - female: Thank you for joining
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  • us.
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  • I pray that today's message will
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  • empower you to use your voice,
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  • help change the way you think,
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  • and stir up your faith.
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  • on-demand page at
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  • walkingbyfaith.tv.
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  • Last week, Pastor started
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  • talking to us about being the
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  • best host for God's presence.
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  • This week, he's gonna be giving
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  • us some examples of how to know
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  • when the Holy Spirit is putting
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  • desires in you versus when
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  • others are trying to get you to
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  • do something to benefit them.
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  • Let's get started with today's
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  • message, "A Completely Different
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  • Life."
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  • - Duane Vander Klok: We are
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  • talking about hosting the
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  • presence of God.
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  • I believe it was last week that
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  • I mentioned the most important
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  • thing about any person is what
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  • you believe about God, because
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  • what you believe about God is
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  • gonna dictate just about
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  • everything in your life.
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  • But the second most important
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  • thing about you as a born-again
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  • Christian is how you host the
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  • presence of God, 'cause when you
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  • become a Christian the Holy
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  • Spirit is living on the inside
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  • of you, and he is not there just
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  • as a hitchhiker catching a ride.
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  • He is there with a purpose,
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  • right?
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  • And we're gonna be talking about
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  • that purpose and how we
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  • understand his presence in us.
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  • We talked about quenching the
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  • Spirit.
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  • You can quench him.
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  • You can grieve the Holy Spirit.
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  • Today, I wanna talk to you more
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  • about cooperating with the Holy
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  • Spirit.
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  • In Philippians 2 and verse
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  • 13--we have it right here on the
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  • screen--it says, "For God
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  • himself is at work in you,
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  • inspiring you to want the things
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  • that please him and to work for
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  • them."
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  • So, the Spirit of God on the
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  • inside of us, he puts desires on
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  • the inside of us and, in fact,
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  • he not only puts that desire in
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  • us, it says he enables us to
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  • work towards those things.
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  • Jeanie and I were living in
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  • Mexico.
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  • We had been there for about two
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  • years.
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  • We were living in Guadalajara,
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  • and a friend in Mexico City, his
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  • name is Javier, he called me up,
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  • and he said, "Hey, Duane,"
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  • 'cause we'd gone to Bible school
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  • together.
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  • We were buds, and he said, "Hey,
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  • I got invited to go preach out
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  • in the mountains in Mexico."
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  • He said, "It's gonna be a lotta
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  • fun," he said, "and I'd like you
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  • to come with me."
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  • And I said, "Yeah, that sounds
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  • great.
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  • We'll do it," so Jeanie and I,
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  • we went to Mexico City where
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  • they lived.
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  • Jeanie stayed there.
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  • At that time our son Joshua was
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  • one year old, and I went with
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  • Javier.
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  • We went out to a village.
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  • It was probably close to 3
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  • miles, three hours from Mexico
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  • City.
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  • When we got there we thought we
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  • were spending the night, but
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  • about 2 o'clock in the morning
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  • they got us up.
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  • They put us in the back of a
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  • little CJ-5 Jeep, and we went a
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  • couple of miles down a paved
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  • road.
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  • Miles.
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  • Hours again.
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  • Excuse me.
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  • We turned to the right, went
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  • down a dirt trail until it
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  • ended, and there were some men
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  • there with--waiting for us with
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  • mules.
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  • Now, just for those of you who
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  • don't know, a mule is a cross
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  • between a horse and a donkey,
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  • right?
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  • And the reason that this
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  • is--they're so important in
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  • mountain areas is they're large
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  • like a horse, but they're
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  • sure-footed like a donkey, so
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  • supposedly they never fall.
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  • So, we're climbing up on these
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  • things, and we're going out to
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  • this village.
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  • I mean, going up and down.
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  • I started--I was crying.
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  • I was hurting so bad sitting
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  • there like this 12 hours, right?
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  • Finally, we crossed a river.
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  • We go up this mountain, and we
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  • get to a village called Buena
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  • Vista, all right?
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  • I think Bernie, you've been
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  • there.
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  • You've been there with me
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  • before, right?
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  • Now, there's no electricity.
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  • There's no running water.
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  • There's no bathrooms.
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  • Thatched roof, sticks for your
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  • walls, dirt floor, and I'm
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  • looking around and I am freaking
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  • out.
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  • You know, you may have heard of
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  • culture shock.
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  • I was in the middle of culture
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  • shock, all right?
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  • And after a while I said to him,
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  • "Javier," I said, "where is the
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  • bathroom?"
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  • And he went like this.
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  • He said, "El monte."
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  • You speak Spanish, don't you?
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  • That means the mountain, like
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  • any place you find, you know?
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  • So, I went to take care of
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  • business, and this huge, I'm
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  • gonna say 500-pound pig comes
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  • charging at me wanting the
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  • business and, fortunately, there
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  • was a large rock.
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  • I hit the pig.
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  • He takes off, and I go back.
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  • I am freaking out, and I go to
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  • Javier, and I said, "Why did you
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  • bring me here?"
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  • I said, "This is not my
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  • ministry."
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  • I said, "I belong in a city with
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  • running water, and electricity,
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  • and bathrooms, and no pigs," you
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  • know?
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  • And I literally--I literally had
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  • him by his shirt, and I said, "I
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  • wanna leave now."
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  • He said, "We cannot."
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  • And I said, "Why?"
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  • He said, "Number one," he said,
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  • "we do not know the way back."
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  • He said, "And even if we did, we
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  • don't have any mules," so we
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  • were there for the next three
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  • days and literally we'd have
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  • service in the morning, service
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  • in the afternoon, and service at
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  • night.
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  • In the night service we had
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  • brought a movie projector and a
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  • generator and, of course, there
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  • was no electricity, so we're
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  • supplying the only electricity,
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  • and we're showing a movie of
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  • Jesus and preaching, a movie of
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  • Jesus, preaching.
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  • And service would last till
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  • midnight, right?
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  • After three days finally we're
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  • leaving, and I climbed up on a
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  • mule, a real mule, and I
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  • remember climbing up on that
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  • mule, and I was crying.
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  • Now, not because I was happy to
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  • leave, but because I so fell in
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  • love with the people, that I was
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  • going home to ask Jeanie if we
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  • could move to the village so we
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  • could minister to them.
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  • And I got back, and God had
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  • already talked to her, and in a
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  • matter of two or three weeks we
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  • were living in the village.
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  • Now, there was nothing in the
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  • natural that would make me wanna
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  • do that.
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  • In fact, it was interesting we
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  • stayed there for about two years
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  • and at the end of those two
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  • years God had put in my heart
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  • that we were supposed to return
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  • to Guadalajara, Mexico, and I
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  • was gonna teach in a Bible
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  • school, and I told Jeanie this
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  • is what I thought God was
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  • telling us we were gonna do.
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  • And she said, "No, no, no, no,
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  • no, no."
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  • She said, "That's not right."
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  • She said, "There is so much to
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  • do here yet and look at all the
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  • impact that we're having here.
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  • Starting churches.
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  • Hundreds of people are getting
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  • saved."
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  • She says, "No, we're supposed to
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  • stay here."
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  • She says, "You just don't like
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  • sleeping on dirt floors and, you
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  • know, going out and living that
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  • rough life."
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  • And I said, "Well, I just want
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  • you to pray about it."
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  • I'm gone for three days.
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  • She's praying and saying, "God,
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  • change his heart, because he--we
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  • should stay here," and while I'm
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  • gone God takes her grace away.
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  • Now, God's grace is a
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  • supernatural ability to do what
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  • you could not do if that grace
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  • was not there, and it not
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  • only--how did it put it here in
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  • our verse?
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  • It says he inspires you to want
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  • the things that please him and
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  • to work for them, so while I'm
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  • gone God takes Jeanie's grace
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  • away.
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  • Now, she loved that village.
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  • I mean, she loved it, but when I
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  • got back she was meeting me at
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  • the door.
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  • It's like midnight, and she's at
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  • the door, and she says to me,
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  • "Honey," she says, "have you
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  • ever seen our village?"
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  • Well, obviously we've been
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  • living there for two years, and
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  • she began, "Everybody takes a
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  • dump right in front of my house
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  • every day."
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  • She says, "And there is this,
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  • and there is this, and there is
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  • this, and there is this with
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  • Joshua, and there is this, and
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  • there is this, and there is
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  • this, and there is this."
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  • And I said, "Well, you know,
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  • we're gonna be leaving and
  • 00:08:58.150 --> 00:08:59.110
  • moving to Guadalajara in a
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  • couple of months to teach in the
  • 00:09:00.060 --> 00:09:01.060
  • Bible school."
  • 00:09:01.060 --> 00:09:02.080
  • And she said to me, "But I wanna
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  • leave tonight."
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  • How many of you ever had God
  • 00:09:08.010 --> 00:09:08.250
  • take your grace away for
  • 00:09:08.250 --> 00:09:10.020
  • something, you know?
  • 00:09:10.020 --> 00:09:11.280
  • It is literally one of the ways
  • 00:09:11.280 --> 00:09:13.130
  • that God leads you, is by giving
  • 00:09:13.130 --> 00:09:16.030
  • you grace and giving you the
  • 00:09:16.030 --> 00:09:17.270
  • desire, and when it's time to
  • 00:09:17.270 --> 00:09:20.000
  • leave he can take that grace
  • 00:09:20.000 --> 00:09:22.060
  • away from you, and you're like,
  • 00:09:22.060 --> 00:09:24.000
  • "You know what?
  • 00:09:24.000 --> 00:09:24.250
  • There was a time--"
  • 00:09:24.250 --> 00:09:25.210
  • How many of you know not
  • 00:09:25.210 --> 00:09:26.100
  • everything is forever?
  • 00:09:26.100 --> 00:09:27.260
  • So, God puts the desire in you,
  • 00:09:27.260 --> 00:09:30.110
  • right?
  • 00:09:30.110 --> 00:09:31.060
  • He gives you the grace, the
  • 00:09:31.060 --> 00:09:32.040
  • ability to do it, and there are
  • 00:09:32.040 --> 00:09:34.050
  • times that literally by taking
  • 00:09:34.050 --> 00:09:36.020
  • that grace he's saying it's time
  • 00:09:36.020 --> 00:09:38.150
  • for your next assignment.
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  • It's time for your--you to move
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  • to something different.
  • 00:09:41.170 --> 00:09:43.010
  • Now, Matthew chapter 16, verse
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  • 24.
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  • "Then Jesus said to his
  • 00:09:45.290 --> 00:09:47.020
  • disciples, 'If anyone desires to
  • 00:09:47.020 --> 00:09:49.120
  • come after me, let him deny
  • 00:09:49.120 --> 00:09:51.190
  • himself, take up his cross
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  • daily, and follow me.'"
  • 00:09:54.220 --> 00:09:57.220
  • So, literally, it's easier to
  • 00:09:57.220 --> 00:10:00.170
  • give your life to Jesus one day
  • 00:10:00.220 --> 00:10:03.220
  • for eternity than it is to live
  • 00:10:03.220 --> 00:10:05.190
  • for him every day.
  • 00:10:05.190 --> 00:10:06.220
  • How many realize that?
  • 00:10:06.220 --> 00:10:08.150
  • It's every day where the rubber
  • 00:10:08.150 --> 00:10:10.220
  • meets the road, and it says that
  • 00:10:10.220 --> 00:10:13.100
  • we're to literally deny our
  • 00:10:13.100 --> 00:10:16.050
  • self, right?
  • 00:10:16.050 --> 00:10:17.250
  • Now, that's talking about the
  • 00:10:17.250 --> 00:10:19.020
  • flesh.
  • 00:10:19.020 --> 00:10:21.050
  • That's not talking about what
  • 00:10:21.050 --> 00:10:22.100
  • God puts in your spirit, right?
  • 00:10:22.100 --> 00:10:24.250
  • And one of the ways that you can
  • 00:10:24.250 --> 00:10:26.180
  • tell it's God, it's gonna bless
  • 00:10:26.180 --> 00:10:28.240
  • people, it's gonna build the
  • 00:10:28.240 --> 00:10:30.070
  • kingdom of God--there's other
  • 00:10:30.070 --> 00:10:32.060
  • things that you know it's not
  • 00:10:32.060 --> 00:10:33.150
  • God that's putting that in
  • 00:10:33.150 --> 00:10:34.120
  • your heart.
  • 00:10:34.120 --> 00:10:35.040
  • It's the desire of the flesh.
  • 00:10:35.040 --> 00:10:36.200
  • The flesh we need to crucify,
  • 00:10:36.200 --> 00:10:38.240
  • but what God puts on our heart
  • 00:10:38.240 --> 00:10:40.070
  • we need to flow with it, and it
  • 00:10:40.070 --> 00:10:42.290
  • says again take up your cross.
  • 00:10:42.290 --> 00:10:45.070
  • You say, "What's my cross?"
  • 00:10:45.070 --> 00:10:46.150
  • Your cross is to do God's will
  • 00:10:46.150 --> 00:10:49.070
  • for your life.
  • 00:10:49.070 --> 00:10:51.250
  • That's your cross.
  • 00:10:51.250 --> 00:10:53.030
  • How many realize the only people
  • 00:10:53.030 --> 00:10:54.070
  • that have crosses are
  • 00:10:54.070 --> 00:10:55.130
  • Christians?
  • 00:10:55.130 --> 00:10:57.230
  • Now, somebody says, "Well, my
  • 00:10:57.230 --> 00:10:58.160
  • cross is to be poor."
  • 00:10:58.160 --> 00:11:00.150
  • "My cross is sickness."
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  • "My cross is this.
  • 00:11:01.280 --> 00:11:02.230
  • My cross is that," you know?
  • 00:11:02.230 --> 00:11:04.100
  • Every unbeliever has every
  • 00:11:04.100 --> 00:11:06.060
  • problem that you're talking
  • 00:11:06.060 --> 00:11:07.080
  • about, or there is a unbeliever
  • 00:11:07.080 --> 00:11:09.090
  • with that problem.
  • 00:11:09.090 --> 00:11:10.190
  • That's not the cross.
  • 00:11:10.190 --> 00:11:12.120
  • The cross is to do God's will in
  • 00:11:12.120 --> 00:11:15.020
  • your life, right?
  • 00:11:15.020 --> 00:11:16.180
  • That's the cross that you take
  • 00:11:16.180 --> 00:11:18.060
  • up, and it's gonna be different
  • 00:11:18.060 --> 00:11:20.090
  • for every one of us.
  • 00:11:20.090 --> 00:11:22.030
  • And then, Jesus said, "Follow
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  • me.
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  • Whoever desires to save his life
  • 00:11:24.140 --> 00:11:25.180
  • will lose it, but whoever loses
  • 00:11:25.180 --> 00:11:27.260
  • his life for my sake will find
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  • it."
  • 00:11:29.290 --> 00:11:31.040
  • So, Jesus said it like this,
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  • "But seek first the kingdom of
  • 00:11:32.110 --> 00:11:34.170
  • God," right?
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  • It can't be second, third,
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  • fourth, or fifth.
  • 00:11:38.110 --> 00:11:40.150
  • It has to be first and, again,
  • 00:11:40.250 --> 00:11:43.250
  • every place you put God first,
  • 00:11:43.250 --> 00:11:45.290
  • God blesses, right?
  • 00:11:45.290 --> 00:11:47.140
  • Seeking first the kingdom means
  • 00:11:47.140 --> 00:11:49.230
  • to delight yourself in the Lord.
  • 00:11:49.230 --> 00:11:51.170
  • Seeking first the kingdom means
  • 00:11:51.170 --> 00:11:53.010
  • loving and pursuing God.
  • 00:11:53.010 --> 00:11:55.250
  • Seeking first the kingdom is
  • 00:11:55.250 --> 00:11:58.090
  • giving God your first, not your
  • 00:11:58.090 --> 00:12:00.100
  • leftovers, right?
  • 00:12:00.100 --> 00:12:02.200
  • Seek first the kingdom.
  • 00:12:02.200 --> 00:12:04.210
  • Now, literally in the Old
  • 00:12:04.210 --> 00:12:06.020
  • Testament the prophet Isaiah, he
  • 00:12:06.200 --> 00:12:09.200
  • prophesies, "And his name will
  • 00:12:09.200 --> 00:12:11.050
  • be called Emmanuel," which means
  • 00:12:11.050 --> 00:12:14.030
  • God with us, right?
  • 00:12:15.070 --> 00:12:18.070
  • God with us.
  • 00:12:18.070 --> 00:12:20.130
  • In other words, every place that
  • 00:12:20.130 --> 00:12:21.220
  • you go as a believer, the Holy
  • 00:12:21.220 --> 00:12:23.270
  • Spirit is indwelling you, right?
  • 00:12:23.270 --> 00:12:26.270
  • And again, how we host that
  • 00:12:26.270 --> 00:12:28.130
  • presence and even remembering
  • 00:12:28.130 --> 00:12:30.010
  • that he is in us and he's there
  • 00:12:30.010 --> 00:12:32.220
  • to empower us is extremely
  • 00:12:32.220 --> 00:12:34.220
  • important.
  • 00:12:34.220 --> 00:12:35.260
  • Even the Old Testament prophet
  • 00:12:35.260 --> 00:12:37.200
  • Elijah said to Ahab, "As the
  • 00:12:37.240 --> 00:12:40.240
  • Lord your God lives, before whom
  • 00:12:40.240 --> 00:12:42.190
  • I stand."
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  • He recognized that he was in
  • 00:12:44.160 --> 00:12:45.270
  • God's presence and that was true
  • 00:12:45.270 --> 00:12:48.130
  • in the Old Testament, but in the
  • 00:12:48.130 --> 00:12:50.180
  • New Testament you don't just
  • 00:12:50.180 --> 00:12:52.180
  • stand in his presence.
  • 00:12:52.180 --> 00:12:54.050
  • He is on the inside of you, all
  • 00:12:54.050 --> 00:12:56.180
  • right?
  • 00:12:56.180 --> 00:12:57.140
  • And how we host him makes such a
  • 00:12:57.140 --> 00:12:59.090
  • difference.
  • 00:12:59.090 --> 00:13:00.190
  • When we forget that he's there,
  • 00:13:00.190 --> 00:13:02.280
  • we live completely differently
  • 00:13:02.280 --> 00:13:04.270
  • than when we realize that he's
  • 00:13:04.270 --> 00:13:06.200
  • here--there.
  • 00:13:06.200 --> 00:13:08.070
  • You know, we have Matthew, Mark,
  • 00:13:08.070 --> 00:13:10.100
  • Luke, and John, the four
  • 00:13:10.100 --> 00:13:11.140
  • gospels, and then a book called
  • 00:13:12.020 --> 00:13:15.020
  • Acts, all right?
  • 00:13:15.020 --> 00:13:16.270
  • Some call it the Acts of the
  • 00:13:16.270 --> 00:13:18.110
  • Apostles, but really I'd say
  • 00:13:18.110 --> 00:13:19.270
  • that it's the Acts of the Holy
  • 00:13:19.270 --> 00:13:21.130
  • Spirit.
  • 00:13:21.130 --> 00:13:22.250
  • If you take the Holy Spirit out,
  • 00:13:22.250 --> 00:13:24.160
  • 95% of the book disappears, all
  • 00:13:24.160 --> 00:13:27.060
  • right?
  • 00:13:27.060 --> 00:13:28.080
  • Now, unfortunately, today in
  • 00:13:28.080 --> 00:13:30.180
  • most Christians' lives, if you
  • 00:13:30.180 --> 00:13:32.200
  • take the Holy Spirit out, maybe
  • 00:13:32.200 --> 00:13:34.250
  • 3% disappears.
  • 00:13:35.250 --> 00:13:38.250
  • And in the church, unfortunately
  • 00:13:38.260 --> 00:13:41.260
  • in many churches, if we take the
  • 00:13:41.260 --> 00:13:43.270
  • Holy Spirit out of the equation,
  • 00:13:44.050 --> 00:13:47.050
  • 95% of what happens does not
  • 00:13:47.050 --> 00:13:49.270
  • change and that should not be
  • 00:13:49.270 --> 00:13:52.070
  • so.
  • 00:13:52.070 --> 00:13:53.270
  • That should not be so.
  • 00:13:53.270 --> 00:13:55.220
  • Acts 7, verse 23 says that when
  • 00:13:55.220 --> 00:13:58.150
  • Moses was 40 years old--some
  • 00:13:58.150 --> 00:14:01.140
  • translations say a full 40 years
  • 00:14:01.140 --> 00:14:02.280
  • old--it came into the heart of
  • 00:14:02.280 --> 00:14:05.150
  • Moses to visit the children of
  • 00:14:05.150 --> 00:14:07.210
  • Israel.
  • 00:14:07.210 --> 00:14:09.160
  • When he's a full 40 years old it
  • 00:14:09.160 --> 00:14:10.290
  • comes into his heart.
  • 00:14:10.290 --> 00:14:12.040
  • Now, he had been living in
  • 00:14:12.040 --> 00:14:14.080
  • Pharaoh's house for probably 37
  • 00:14:15.090 --> 00:14:18.090
  • or 38 years, and it never came
  • 00:14:18.090 --> 00:14:20.260
  • into his heart, but one day it
  • 00:14:21.120 --> 00:14:24.120
  • came into the heart of Moses to
  • 00:14:24.120 --> 00:14:26.110
  • go and visit the children of
  • 00:14:26.110 --> 00:14:27.090
  • Israel.
  • 00:14:27.090 --> 00:14:28.190
  • Who put it in God's--in Moses'
  • 00:14:28.190 --> 00:14:29.280
  • heart?
  • 00:14:29.280 --> 00:14:31.290
  • God put it in his heart.
  • 00:14:31.290 --> 00:14:33.280
  • God put it in his heart.
  • 00:14:33.280 --> 00:14:35.140
  • Now, the same thing can happen
  • 00:14:35.140 --> 00:14:37.020
  • to you and to me.
  • 00:14:37.020 --> 00:14:38.220
  • We can be going along, doing
  • 00:14:38.220 --> 00:14:40.220
  • what we've been doing, and God
  • 00:14:40.220 --> 00:14:42.290
  • will put something in your
  • 00:14:42.290 --> 00:14:45.070
  • heart.
  • 00:14:45.070 --> 00:14:46.210
  • In fact, the Bible says,
  • 00:14:46.210 --> 00:14:47.200
  • "Delight yourself in the Lord,
  • 00:14:47.200 --> 00:14:49.100
  • and he will give you the desires
  • 00:14:49.100 --> 00:14:51.270
  • of your heart."
  • 00:14:51.270 --> 00:14:53.250
  • That's not talking about a car,
  • 00:14:53.250 --> 00:14:55.170
  • or a house, or a new dress, all
  • 00:14:55.250 --> 00:14:58.250
  • right?
  • 00:14:58.250 --> 00:14:59.210
  • That's saying God is gonna put a
  • 00:14:59.210 --> 00:15:00.210
  • desire inside you to do
  • 00:15:00.210 --> 00:15:02.290
  • something, right?
  • 00:15:03.010 --> 00:15:06.010
  • It might be to get involved in a
  • 00:15:06.010 --> 00:15:07.260
  • children's ministry.
  • 00:15:07.260 --> 00:15:09.000
  • It might be to pray for the
  • 00:15:09.000 --> 00:15:09.280
  • sick.
  • 00:15:09.280 --> 00:15:10.240
  • It might be to start a business.
  • 00:15:10.240 --> 00:15:13.050
  • It might be to reach out to
  • 00:15:13.050 --> 00:15:15.130
  • someone in your neighborhood, or
  • 00:15:15.130 --> 00:15:17.100
  • it could be to start a Bible
  • 00:15:17.100 --> 00:15:18.120
  • study with friends, but God puts
  • 00:15:18.120 --> 00:15:21.110
  • things in our hearts by the Holy
  • 00:15:21.110 --> 00:15:23.150
  • Spirit.
  • 00:15:23.150 --> 00:15:24.220
  • And again, how do we host the
  • 00:15:24.220 --> 00:15:26.230
  • Holy Spirit?
  • 00:15:26.230 --> 00:15:28.010
  • Do we neglect those things and
  • 00:15:28.010 --> 00:15:30.000
  • just keep on going in the
  • 00:15:30.000 --> 00:15:31.080
  • direction that we were going, or
  • 00:15:31.080 --> 00:15:34.050
  • are we going to follow that
  • 00:15:34.050 --> 00:15:36.150
  • thing that God puts on the
  • 00:15:36.150 --> 00:15:38.000
  • inside of us?
  • 00:15:38.000 --> 00:15:39.060
  • Now, it can come at differing
  • 00:15:39.060 --> 00:15:41.240
  • levels of intensity, all right?
  • 00:15:41.260 --> 00:15:44.260
  • And the more sensitive we are to
  • 00:15:44.290 --> 00:15:47.290
  • the Holy Spirit, the more likely
  • 00:15:47.290 --> 00:15:49.290
  • we are to follow what the Holy
  • 00:15:49.290 --> 00:15:52.240
  • Spirit is showing us.
  • 00:15:52.240 --> 00:15:55.050
  • The number one way that God
  • 00:15:55.050 --> 00:15:56.170
  • leads us is with the Bible,
  • 00:15:56.170 --> 00:15:58.290
  • right?
  • 00:15:58.290 --> 00:15:59.280
  • But if we're not doing what he's
  • 00:15:59.280 --> 00:16:01.120
  • showing us in the Bible and
  • 00:16:01.120 --> 00:16:04.040
  • we're asking for some more
  • 00:16:04.040 --> 00:16:05.080
  • direction, I kinda picture God
  • 00:16:05.080 --> 00:16:07.270
  • in heaven going, "I've been
  • 00:16:07.270 --> 00:16:10.000
  • telling you what to do," you
  • 00:16:10.000 --> 00:16:12.260
  • know?
  • 00:16:12.260 --> 00:16:13.210
  • The person who says, "God's not
  • 00:16:13.210 --> 00:16:14.150
  • speaking to me," my question is
  • 00:16:14.150 --> 00:16:17.080
  • always what's the last thing he
  • 00:16:17.080 --> 00:16:18.190
  • said and are you doing what you
  • 00:16:18.190 --> 00:16:21.160
  • know to do from his Word?
  • 00:16:23.160 --> 00:16:26.160
  • But the more that we respond to
  • 00:16:26.160 --> 00:16:28.210
  • the Holy Spirit, whether it's
  • 00:16:28.210 --> 00:16:30.280
  • in--through the written Word of
  • 00:16:30.280 --> 00:16:32.120
  • God or through an impression of
  • 00:16:33.010 --> 00:16:36.010
  • the Holy Spirit, the stronger
  • 00:16:36.010 --> 00:16:39.010
  • those impressions become.
  • 00:16:39.040 --> 00:16:42.040
  • I mentioned before we were
  • 00:16:42.040 --> 00:16:43.170
  • missionaries in Mexico, and we
  • 00:16:43.260 --> 00:16:46.260
  • really--we loved--understand we
  • 00:16:46.260 --> 00:16:49.100
  • loved being missionaries.
  • 00:16:49.100 --> 00:16:51.100
  • We kinda felt like we were God's
  • 00:16:51.100 --> 00:16:54.000
  • Navy Seals, you know?
  • 00:16:54.000 --> 00:16:56.170
  • Anybody could minister in the
  • 00:16:56.170 --> 00:16:57.290
  • United States, but, you know,
  • 00:16:57.290 --> 00:16:59.220
  • you gotta get out and go where
  • 00:16:59.220 --> 00:17:01.010
  • the action is.
  • 00:17:01.010 --> 00:17:02.250
  • You gotta get on the front lines
  • 00:17:02.250 --> 00:17:05.080
  • and I actually had a very bad
  • 00:17:05.170 --> 00:17:08.170
  • attitude, right, towards
  • 00:17:08.170 --> 00:17:10.240
  • pastors.
  • 00:17:10.240 --> 00:17:12.220
  • I thought, "Pastors, bunch of
  • 00:17:12.220 --> 00:17:14.200
  • wimps.
  • 00:17:14.200 --> 00:17:17.190
  • Preaching to the same people
  • 00:17:17.190 --> 00:17:18.210
  • every week.
  • 00:17:18.210 --> 00:17:20.130
  • Living the life in the United
  • 00:17:20.130 --> 00:17:21.200
  • States.
  • 00:17:21.200 --> 00:17:23.110
  • If more of them were abiding in
  • 00:17:23.110 --> 00:17:24.230
  • Christ, fewer would be abiding
  • 00:17:24.230 --> 00:17:26.130
  • in the USA."
  • 00:17:26.130 --> 00:17:28.140
  • And in my mind, like, being a
  • 00:17:28.140 --> 00:17:31.090
  • pastor was the definition of
  • 00:17:32.050 --> 00:17:35.050
  • failure.
  • 00:17:35.050 --> 00:17:37.120
  • We were God's Green Beret.
  • 00:17:37.120 --> 00:17:39.140
  • We are on the front lines.
  • 00:17:39.140 --> 00:17:40.190
  • We're out there reaching the
  • 00:17:40.190 --> 00:17:43.000
  • unreached, telling the untold.
  • 00:17:43.100 --> 00:17:46.100
  • We're out there.
  • 00:17:46.100 --> 00:17:47.030
  • It's exciting, all right?
  • 00:17:47.120 --> 00:17:50.120
  • So, that's our mentality, and
  • 00:17:50.120 --> 00:17:51.290
  • we're at a missions conference
  • 00:17:51.290 --> 00:17:53.260
  • in St. Louis, Missouri.
  • 00:17:53.260 --> 00:17:56.030
  • Grace World Outreach Center.
  • 00:17:56.030 --> 00:17:58.140
  • Marilyn Hickey is preaching at
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  • 2:30 in the afternoon.
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  • I'm receiving your dream from
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  • God.
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  • Jeanie has stayed back
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  • with the kids so they could take
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  • a nap, and I'm sitting in the
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  • back in that 2:30 service.
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  • Minding my own business.
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  • Listening to Marilyn Hickey.
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  • Taking notes.
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  • Maybe if you--how many of you
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  • remember when you used to buy a
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  • Coke in a machine for 50 cents,
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  • all right?
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  • You know, and you'd put those
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  • quarters in there.
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  • It would kinda go clunk down on
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  • the bottom.
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  • I'm sitting there listening to
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  • Marilyn Hickey, and I just kinda
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  • say I had, like, a visitation
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  • from the Lord and instantly God
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  • put inside me, "Leave Mexico.
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  • Go to Grand Rapids, Michigan.
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  • Pastor a church.
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  • Do this, do this, do this, and
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  • do this."
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  • And it was like something just
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  • got deposited down on the
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  • inside, right?
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  • And literally, if you had said
  • 00:18:58.140 --> 00:18:59.290
  • to me five minutes before, "Hey,
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  • we'll give you $10 million to
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  • move to Michigan," I'd have
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  • gone, "You're nuts," all right?
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  • But all of a sudden in that fast
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  • every desire on the inside
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  • changed, just like that.
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  • You know, how many of you know
  • 00:19:18.170 --> 00:19:19.140
  • when the Holy Spirit came in the
  • 00:19:19.140 --> 00:19:20.260
  • book of Acts, he came like a
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  • mighty, rushing wind?
  • 00:19:24.070 --> 00:19:26.050
  • And it says, "And suddenly."
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  • See, God can put something in
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  • your heart like that, and
  • 00:19:29.180 --> 00:19:32.080
  • suddenly every desire on the
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  • inside of you changes, right?
  • 00:19:34.240 --> 00:19:37.040
  • He'll put that inside you, but
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  • then the question is what do we
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  • do?
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  • How do we host the presence of
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  • God?
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  • What do we do with those desires
  • 00:19:44.120 --> 00:19:46.100
  • that he puts on the inside of
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  • us?
  • 00:19:47.230 --> 00:19:49.040
  • Now, 2 Corinthians chapter 10
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  • and verse 4, "The weapons of our
  • 00:19:51.030 --> 00:19:52.200
  • warfare are not carnal but
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  • mighty through God to the
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  • pulling down of strongholds."
  • 00:19:57.030 --> 00:19:58.070
  • It says, "Casting down
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  • imaginations and every high
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  • thing that exalts itself against
  • 00:20:02.080 --> 00:20:04.000
  • the knowledge of God, and
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  • bringing every thought into
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  • captivity to the obedience of
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  • Christ."
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  • There is a lot of things that
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  • have gone on in the name of
  • 00:20:14.250 --> 00:20:16.050
  • spiritual warfare, and it's
  • 00:20:16.050 --> 00:20:18.260
  • real, but notice when he talks
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  • here in the Bible about
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  • spiritual warfare he's talking
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  • about imaginations, about
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  • thoughts, about knowledge, about
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  • things that rise up against the
  • 00:20:30.180 --> 00:20:32.080
  • knowledge of God.
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  • Thoughts that are contrary to
  • 00:20:35.150 --> 00:20:36.270
  • God, contrary to the Bible,
  • 00:20:36.270 --> 00:20:39.110
  • contrary to the kingdom of God,
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  • contrary to who you are in
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  • Christ, those thoughts need to
  • 00:20:42.170 --> 00:20:45.050
  • be taken captive, all right?
  • 00:20:45.050 --> 00:20:47.240
  • Those thoughts need to be
  • 00:20:47.240 --> 00:20:48.230
  • rejected, right?
  • 00:20:48.230 --> 00:20:50.140
  • See, God's purpose is for you to
  • 00:20:50.140 --> 00:20:52.180
  • see yourself differently.
  • 00:20:52.180 --> 00:20:55.040
  • Now, God can speak in many ways.
  • 00:20:55.040 --> 00:20:57.180
  • He spoke to Moses in a burning
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  • bush, to Pharaoh through signs
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  • and wonders, to the wise men
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  • with a star.
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  • To Belteshazzar the king
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  • literally a hand appeared and
  • 00:21:05.260 --> 00:21:08.080
  • wrote on a wall.
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  • To Balaam he spoke through a
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  • donkey, but God's number one way
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  • to lead you and me is with his
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  • Word.
  • 00:21:17.190 --> 00:21:19.090
  • Jesus said, "Man shall not live
  • 00:21:19.090 --> 00:21:21.070
  • by bread alone, but by every
  • 00:21:21.070 --> 00:21:23.110
  • word that proceeds out of the
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  • mouth of God."
  • 00:21:25.220 --> 00:21:28.070
  • Now, it's in Romans chapter 12
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  • where the Bible says not to be
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  • conformed to this world.
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  • One translation says but change
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  • the way that you think.
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  • Change the way you think and the
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  • way that we change how we think
  • 00:21:42.210 --> 00:21:45.210
  • is with the Word of God.
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  • That's how we change it and
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  • everything that disagrees with
  • 00:21:49.090 --> 00:21:51.220
  • the Word of God needs to be
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  • rejected.
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  • You have value because you were
  • 00:21:55.110 --> 00:21:56.260
  • created in God's image and God's
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  • likeness.
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  • That's why you have value, all
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  • right?
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  • And any and every thought,
  • 00:22:06.120 --> 00:22:09.120
  • philosophy, that rises up
  • 00:22:09.120 --> 00:22:11.280
  • against the knowledge of God,
  • 00:22:11.280 --> 00:22:13.200
  • the Bible says you take it
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  • captive, and you cast it down.
  • 00:22:14.250 --> 00:22:17.060
  • You cast it down.
  • 00:22:17.060 --> 00:22:19.010
  • And literally there are hundreds
  • 00:22:19.260 --> 00:22:22.260
  • and thousands of thoughts that
  • 00:22:22.260 --> 00:22:25.080
  • our society accepts as reality
  • 00:22:25.200 --> 00:22:28.200
  • that go totally contrary to the
  • 00:22:28.200 --> 00:22:31.110
  • Word of God and to the will of
  • 00:22:31.110 --> 00:22:33.170
  • God, but the Bible says don't be
  • 00:22:34.240 --> 00:22:37.240
  • like this world, but be changed
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  • by changing the way that you
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  • think.
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  • Be transformed by changing the
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  • way that you think and literally
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  • there is one place that you and
  • 00:22:48.120 --> 00:22:50.070
  • I can go to change the way that
  • 00:22:50.070 --> 00:22:52.160
  • we think, and it's God's Word.
  • 00:22:52.240 --> 00:22:55.240
  • That's where we go to change how
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  • we think.
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  • Isaiah in Isaiah 55 talked about
  • 00:23:00.070 --> 00:23:03.070
  • this, and he said, "Seek the
  • 00:23:03.070 --> 00:23:06.070
  • Lord while he may be found and
  • 00:23:06.070 --> 00:23:08.250
  • call upon him while he's near.
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  • Let the wicked forsake his ways,
  • 00:23:11.110 --> 00:23:13.090
  • and the unrighteous man his
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  • thoughts."
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  • Did you know you can be far from
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  • God just because of what you
  • 00:23:19.070 --> 00:23:20.260
  • think?
  • 00:23:20.260 --> 00:23:22.130
  • Your thoughts can keep you far
  • 00:23:22.130 --> 00:23:24.140
  • from God, but it is God's Word
  • 00:23:25.130 --> 00:23:28.130
  • that will change the way that we
  • 00:23:28.130 --> 00:23:29.180
  • think, so Jesus said, "Man shall
  • 00:23:29.180 --> 00:23:31.250
  • not live by bread alone, but by
  • 00:23:31.250 --> 00:23:34.000
  • every word that proceeds out of
  • 00:23:34.260 --> 00:23:37.260
  • the mouth of God."
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  • - Duane: Say, if you've been
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  • watching today but in your heart
  • 00:23:40.220 --> 00:23:42.220
  • you know you're not right with
  • 00:23:42.220 --> 00:23:43.240
  • God, you're away from the Lord,
  • 00:23:43.240 --> 00:23:45.190
  • you need to get right, I wanna
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  • invite you to pray a prayer with
  • 00:23:47.160 --> 00:23:49.150
  • me to give your life to Jesus,
  • 00:23:49.150 --> 00:23:51.180
  • to receive forgiveness, to get
  • 00:23:51.180 --> 00:23:53.030
  • right.
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  • And also, if you're watching but
  • 00:23:54.040 --> 00:23:56.020
  • you don't know where you stand
  • 00:23:56.020 --> 00:23:57.040
  • with God, as so many people they
  • 00:23:57.040 --> 00:23:59.150
  • figure, "When I die I'll find
  • 00:23:59.150 --> 00:24:01.020
  • out if I made it to heaven."
  • 00:24:01.020 --> 00:24:02.200
  • But the Bible says in 1 John,
  • 00:24:02.200 --> 00:24:04.270
  • "We've written these things that
  • 00:24:04.270 --> 00:24:06.030
  • you may know that you have
  • 00:24:06.030 --> 00:24:08.070
  • everlasting life."
  • 00:24:08.070 --> 00:24:09.100
  • You're supposed to know today
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  • that you're forgiven, that
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  • you're right with God, that
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  • you're on your way to heaven,
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  • not "when I die I'll find out if
  • 00:24:14.290 --> 00:24:16.220
  • I made it."
  • 00:24:16.220 --> 00:24:18.030
  • And if you need to know today
  • 00:24:18.030 --> 00:24:20.010
  • that you're right with God, I
  • 00:24:20.010 --> 00:24:21.080
  • wanna invite you also bow your
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  • head.
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  • Pray this prayer with us.
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  • Say, "O God, I believe Jesus
  • 00:24:24.180 --> 00:24:27.150
  • died on the cross, I believe his
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  • blood paid for my sins, and I
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  • believe that he rose again.
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  • Today, I give him all of my
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  • heart and all of my life.
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  • I turn my back on my old life.
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  • I'm not gonna live for myself
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  • any longer.
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  • I'm gonna live for Jesus every
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  • day.
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  • I thank you you've heard my
  • 00:24:45.220 --> 00:24:46.200
  • prayer, that I'm forgiven, that
  • 00:24:46.200 --> 00:24:49.010
  • my past is gone, that I'm a part
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  • of your kingdom today and
  • 00:24:51.110 --> 00:24:53.220
  • forever in Jesus' name.
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  • Amen."
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  • Now, if you prayed that prayer
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  • from your heart God heard your
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