Here & Now | TBN

Here & Now

Watch Here & Now
September 17, 2019
27:29

Walking by Faith

Closed captions

Here & Now

Show timecode
Hide timecode
  • - female: Thank you
  • 00:00:11.020 --> 00:00:11.170
  • for joining us.
  • 00:00:11.170 --> 00:00:12.190
  • I pray that today's message will
  • 00:00:12.190 --> 00:00:14.020
  • empower you to use your voice,
  • 00:00:14.020 --> 00:00:16.070
  • help change the way you think,
  • 00:00:16.070 --> 00:00:17.290
  • and energize your faith.
  • 00:00:17.290 --> 00:00:20.180
  • If you'd like to follow along
  • 00:00:20.180 --> 00:00:21.280
  • with Pastor's notes, you can
  • 00:00:21.280 --> 00:00:23.080
  • download our app in your
  • 00:00:23.080 --> 00:00:24.090
  • favorite app store or go to the
  • 00:00:24.090 --> 00:00:26.100
  • on-demand page at
  • 00:00:26.100 --> 00:00:27.180
  • walkingbyfaith.tv.
  • 00:00:27.180 --> 00:00:30.050
  • Today, Pastor Duane is talking
  • 00:00:30.050 --> 00:00:31.280
  • about the role we are to play in
  • 00:00:31.280 --> 00:00:33.280
  • the kingdom of God.
  • 00:00:33.280 --> 00:00:35.110
  • Not the one that is to come but
  • 00:00:35.110 --> 00:00:37.200
  • the one that we're a part of
  • 00:00:37.200 --> 00:00:38.240
  • right now.
  • 00:00:38.240 --> 00:00:39.280
  • We're to be filled with the
  • 00:00:39.280 --> 00:00:40.270
  • Spirit over and over to help
  • 00:00:40.270 --> 00:00:42.290
  • better our daily lives, to
  • 00:00:42.290 --> 00:00:44.180
  • expand and enforce the kingdom
  • 00:00:44.180 --> 00:00:46.120
  • of God.
  • 00:00:46.120 --> 00:00:47.130
  • Let's see how Pastor says we
  • 00:00:47.130 --> 00:00:49.050
  • should be using the Holy Spirit
  • 00:00:49.050 --> 00:00:50.170
  • - Duane Vander Klok: In the
  • 00:00:52.220 --> 00:00:53.180
  • last book of the Bible, the book
  • 00:00:53.180 --> 00:00:55.090
  • of Revelation, now, we tend to
  • 00:00:55.160 --> 00:00:58.160
  • think it's a book about end
  • 00:00:58.160 --> 00:00:59.160
  • times but the name of the book
  • 00:00:59.160 --> 00:01:02.030
  • is actually "The Revelation of
  • 00:01:02.030 --> 00:01:04.240
  • Jesus Christ."
  • 00:01:04.240 --> 00:01:06.120
  • It's a revelation about Jesus.
  • 00:01:06.120 --> 00:01:08.250
  • And in the 19th chapter, it says
  • 00:01:08.250 --> 00:01:10.280
  • this.
  • 00:01:10.280 --> 00:01:11.280
  • It says that the testimony of
  • 00:01:11.280 --> 00:01:13.230
  • Jesus, of what Jesus has done,
  • 00:01:13.230 --> 00:01:16.130
  • is the spirit of prophecy."
  • 00:01:16.130 --> 00:01:19.100
  • In other words, when you see a
  • 00:01:19.100 --> 00:01:20.180
  • testimony what God has done for
  • 00:01:20.180 --> 00:01:22.180
  • somebody else, it's supposed to
  • 00:01:22.180 --> 00:01:24.140
  • ignite faith inside of you to
  • 00:01:24.140 --> 00:01:27.100
  • receive what you just saw happen
  • 00:01:27.100 --> 00:01:29.200
  • for somebody else.
  • 00:01:29.200 --> 00:01:31.140
  • Remember, the testimony of
  • 00:01:31.140 --> 00:01:33.160
  • Jesus, of what he has done, it's
  • 00:01:33.160 --> 00:01:35.080
  • the spirit of prophecy.
  • 00:01:35.080 --> 00:01:37.020
  • What God did for one, he will do
  • 00:01:37.020 --> 00:01:39.070
  • for somebody else.
  • 00:01:39.070 --> 00:01:41.150
  • Now, in Acts chapter 1, in verse
  • 00:01:41.150 --> 00:01:44.110
  • 8, Jesus is with his disciples
  • 00:01:44.110 --> 00:01:47.020
  • and he says, "But you shall
  • 00:01:47.020 --> 00:01:48.050
  • receive power."
  • 00:01:48.050 --> 00:01:50.060
  • The Greek word is the word
  • 00:01:50.060 --> 00:01:51.020
  • "dunamis."
  • 00:01:51.020 --> 00:01:52.100
  • We get our word "dynamite"
  • 00:01:52.100 --> 00:01:53.140
  • from it.
  • 00:01:53.140 --> 00:01:54.200
  • "After the Holy Spirit has come
  • 00:01:54.200 --> 00:01:55.250
  • upon you; and you shall be
  • 00:01:55.250 --> 00:01:58.010
  • witnesses to me in Jerusalem,
  • 00:01:58.010 --> 00:02:00.290
  • Judea, Samaria, and to the ends
  • 00:02:01.280 --> 00:02:04.280
  • of the earth."
  • 00:02:04.280 --> 00:02:06.230
  • Billy Graham said this.
  • 00:02:06.230 --> 00:02:07.210
  • He said, "I think it's a waste
  • 00:02:07.210 --> 00:02:08.220
  • of time for us Christians to
  • 00:02:08.220 --> 00:02:10.150
  • look for power we don't intend
  • 00:02:10.150 --> 00:02:12.080
  • to use.
  • 00:02:12.080 --> 00:02:14.080
  • For might in prayer unless we
  • 00:02:14.080 --> 00:02:15.190
  • pray, for strength to testify
  • 00:02:15.190 --> 00:02:17.140
  • without witnessing, for power
  • 00:02:17.140 --> 00:02:19.160
  • unto holiness without attempting
  • 00:02:19.160 --> 00:02:21.130
  • to live a holy life, for grace
  • 00:02:21.130 --> 00:02:23.100
  • to suffer without taking up the
  • 00:02:23.100 --> 00:02:24.270
  • cross, for power to serve unless
  • 00:02:25.050 --> 00:02:28.050
  • we serve."
  • 00:02:28.050 --> 00:02:30.020
  • He's saying we need to do
  • 00:02:30.020 --> 00:02:30.260
  • something with what God places
  • 00:02:30.260 --> 00:02:33.120
  • down on the inside of us.
  • 00:02:33.120 --> 00:02:35.100
  • Jesus said, "You will be
  • 00:02:35.100 --> 00:02:36.210
  • empowered," right?
  • 00:02:36.210 --> 00:02:38.290
  • You're gonna be a witness.
  • 00:02:38.290 --> 00:02:40.170
  • And the Greek word there, by the
  • 00:02:40.170 --> 00:02:41.210
  • way, literally means one who
  • 00:02:41.210 --> 00:02:43.180
  • testifies or a martyr, a witness
  • 00:02:43.180 --> 00:02:46.170
  • unto death.
  • 00:02:46.170 --> 00:02:48.200
  • It's not just saying that you're
  • 00:02:48.200 --> 00:02:50.080
  • gonna share a little bit
  • 00:02:50.080 --> 00:02:51.140
  • something, but it's saying that
  • 00:02:51.140 --> 00:02:53.010
  • it's going to become your
  • 00:02:53.010 --> 00:02:54.130
  • purpose.
  • 00:02:54.130 --> 00:02:56.020
  • You see, as a believer today, we
  • 00:02:56.020 --> 00:02:58.230
  • are to seek first the kingdom of
  • 00:02:58.230 --> 00:03:00.060
  • God, we are to expand the
  • 00:03:00.060 --> 00:03:02.200
  • kingdom of God, and we are to
  • 00:03:02.200 --> 00:03:04.120
  • enforce the kingdom of God.
  • 00:03:04.290 --> 00:03:07.290
  • Now, what happened in
  • 00:03:07.290 --> 00:03:09.260
  • Christianity, we look at
  • 00:03:09.260 --> 00:03:10.290
  • Christianity today and really
  • 00:03:10.290 --> 00:03:13.100
  • what we have is we have a gospel
  • 00:03:13.100 --> 00:03:16.050
  • of salvation, right?
  • 00:03:16.050 --> 00:03:18.250
  • When Jesus came, this is the
  • 00:03:18.250 --> 00:03:21.010
  • first thing that he said,
  • 00:03:21.010 --> 00:03:21.290
  • "Repent for the kingdom of God
  • 00:03:23.080 --> 00:03:26.080
  • is at hand."
  • 00:03:26.080 --> 00:03:28.070
  • He rose from the dead.
  • 00:03:28.070 --> 00:03:30.050
  • Acts chapter 1 says he spent 40
  • 00:03:30.050 --> 00:03:31.210
  • days with his disciples,
  • 00:03:31.210 --> 00:03:32.280
  • speaking to them of things
  • 00:03:32.280 --> 00:03:34.190
  • pertaining to the kingdom of
  • 00:03:34.290 --> 00:03:37.290
  • God.
  • 00:03:37.290 --> 00:03:38.280
  • He said, "This gospel of the
  • 00:03:38.280 --> 00:03:40.040
  • kingdom shall be preached in all
  • 00:03:40.150 --> 00:03:43.150
  • the Earth."
  • 00:03:43.150 --> 00:03:44.160
  • And honestly, today, for the
  • 00:03:44.160 --> 00:03:46.240
  • most part, the gospel of the
  • 00:03:46.240 --> 00:03:48.250
  • kingdom is not preached.
  • 00:03:48.250 --> 00:03:51.170
  • What's preached is the gospel of
  • 00:03:51.170 --> 00:03:53.020
  • salvation.
  • 00:03:53.020 --> 00:03:54.220
  • It's a gospel where our goal is
  • 00:03:54.220 --> 00:03:57.000
  • to get you to heaven.
  • 00:03:57.000 --> 00:03:59.150
  • And that's not--I mean, how
  • 00:03:59.150 --> 00:04:00.250
  • many--that's where you wanna go,
  • 00:04:00.250 --> 00:04:03.080
  • all right?
  • 00:04:03.080 --> 00:04:04.050
  • But listen, God is not so much
  • 00:04:04.050 --> 00:04:06.060
  • focused on getting you to heaven
  • 00:04:06.070 --> 00:04:09.070
  • as he is getting heaven in you
  • 00:04:09.070 --> 00:04:11.250
  • now.
  • 00:04:11.250 --> 00:04:13.070
  • Jesus said the gospel of the
  • 00:04:13.070 --> 00:04:14.170
  • kingdom, right, is what God
  • 00:04:15.280 --> 00:04:18.280
  • wants to do with us now on
  • 00:04:19.080 --> 00:04:22.080
  • Earth.
  • 00:04:22.080 --> 00:04:23.100
  • He wants, through the church,
  • 00:04:23.100 --> 00:04:25.070
  • to transform Earth now.
  • 00:04:25.070 --> 00:04:27.270
  • It's God's rule on Earth now.
  • 00:04:27.270 --> 00:04:30.230
  • Jesus said, "Pray: 'Your kingdom
  • 00:04:30.290 --> 00:04:33.290
  • come,'" right?
  • 00:04:33.290 --> 00:04:35.270
  • We think that the purpose of the
  • 00:04:35.270 --> 00:04:38.020
  • gospel is to get us to go.
  • 00:04:39.170 --> 00:04:42.170
  • We just wanna leave.
  • 00:04:42.170 --> 00:04:44.160
  • Heaven, here I come, right?
  • 00:04:44.160 --> 00:04:47.070
  • But that's not what Jesus said.
  • 00:04:47.070 --> 00:04:49.130
  • Jesus said, "The goal of the
  • 00:04:49.130 --> 00:04:51.170
  • gospel is "Your kingdom come.
  • 00:04:53.020 --> 00:04:56.020
  • Your will be done on earth as it
  • 00:04:57.120 --> 00:05:00.140
  • is in heaven," right?
  • 00:05:00.140 --> 00:05:01.290
  • Jesus' focus was not getting
  • 00:05:01.290 --> 00:05:04.010
  • you to heaven but bringing
  • 00:05:04.010 --> 00:05:05.140
  • heaven to you on earth.
  • 00:05:06.000 --> 00:05:09.000
  • Now, if you're a believer,
  • 00:05:09.000 --> 00:05:11.250
  • you're going.
  • 00:05:11.250 --> 00:05:13.030
  • We're not saying there's no
  • 00:05:13.030 --> 00:05:13.270
  • heaven.
  • 00:05:13.270 --> 00:05:14.170
  • There's heaven, all right?
  • 00:05:14.170 --> 00:05:16.060
  • But that's not what Jesus was
  • 00:05:16.060 --> 00:05:17.070
  • focused on, all right?
  • 00:05:17.070 --> 00:05:19.140
  • He said, "Your kingdom come."
  • 00:05:19.140 --> 00:05:21.070
  • But for most Christians, it's my
  • 00:05:21.070 --> 00:05:22.200
  • kingdom come, my will be done,
  • 00:05:22.200 --> 00:05:25.070
  • all right?
  • 00:05:25.070 --> 00:05:26.040
  • My pleasure, my enjoyment, my
  • 00:05:26.040 --> 00:05:27.050
  • desires.
  • 00:05:27.050 --> 00:05:28.060
  • What--it's about me.
  • 00:05:28.060 --> 00:05:29.200
  • But Jesus said, "First--seek
  • 00:05:29.200 --> 00:05:31.290
  • first the kingdom of God and his
  • 00:05:32.220 --> 00:05:35.220
  • righteousness."
  • 00:05:35.220 --> 00:05:36.260
  • So we're to seek the kingdom,
  • 00:05:36.260 --> 00:05:38.140
  • we're to expand the kingdom, we
  • 00:05:38.140 --> 00:05:39.250
  • are to enforce the kingdom.
  • 00:05:39.280 --> 00:05:42.280
  • Ephesians 3 and verse 10: "To
  • 00:05:42.280 --> 00:05:45.030
  • the intent that now the manifold
  • 00:05:45.030 --> 00:05:47.130
  • wisdom of God might be made
  • 00:05:47.130 --> 00:05:50.050
  • known by the church."
  • 00:05:52.220 --> 00:05:55.220
  • So God wants to use who?
  • 00:05:55.220 --> 00:05:58.170
  • The church.
  • 00:05:58.170 --> 00:06:01.090
  • You and I, we are the church.
  • 00:06:01.090 --> 00:06:03.230
  • The church is not a building.
  • 00:06:03.230 --> 00:06:05.290
  • The church is the people.
  • 00:06:05.290 --> 00:06:08.060
  • "Be made known by the church to
  • 00:06:09.120 --> 00:06:12.120
  • principalities and powers,"
  • 00:06:12.120 --> 00:06:13.290
  • that's Satan and demons, "in
  • 00:06:13.290 --> 00:06:15.200
  • heavenly places."
  • 00:06:15.200 --> 00:06:17.010
  • So God wants to show his wisdom
  • 00:06:17.040 --> 00:06:20.040
  • and the victory that Jesus
  • 00:06:20.040 --> 00:06:21.160
  • purchased through you, through
  • 00:06:23.120 --> 00:06:26.120
  • the church.
  • 00:06:26.120 --> 00:06:28.010
  • So, again, we seek the kingdom,
  • 00:06:28.010 --> 00:06:30.150
  • we expand the kingdom, we
  • 00:06:30.150 --> 00:06:32.080
  • enforce the kingdom.
  • 00:06:32.080 --> 00:06:35.080
  • Now, that's why the Bible says:
  • 00:06:35.080 --> 00:06:36.070
  • "Resist the devil and he will
  • 00:06:36.070 --> 00:06:38.140
  • flee."
  • 00:06:38.140 --> 00:06:40.120
  • This week, I was--how many ever
  • 00:06:40.120 --> 00:06:42.040
  • had--you know, you've read
  • 00:06:42.040 --> 00:06:42.280
  • something a lot of times and
  • 00:06:42.280 --> 00:06:43.290
  • then it jumps out at you?
  • 00:06:43.290 --> 00:06:46.020
  • I had one of those in Isaiah 49.
  • 00:06:46.020 --> 00:06:48.180
  • It says: "I'll say to the
  • 00:06:48.180 --> 00:06:49.170
  • prisoners, 'Go free' and to
  • 00:06:49.170 --> 00:06:51.160
  • those who are in darkness, 'Come
  • 00:06:51.160 --> 00:06:53.160
  • out to the light.'"
  • 00:06:53.160 --> 00:06:55.200
  • You know, people that are bound,
  • 00:06:55.200 --> 00:06:57.180
  • Jesus came and set you free.
  • 00:06:57.180 --> 00:06:59.270
  • You're in darkness, you're not
  • 00:06:59.270 --> 00:07:01.020
  • right with God, come on into the
  • 00:07:01.140 --> 00:07:04.140
  • light.
  • 00:07:04.140 --> 00:07:05.110
  • Come out of there, come to the
  • 00:07:05.110 --> 00:07:06.230
  • light.
  • 00:07:06.230 --> 00:07:07.120
  • Get right with God.
  • 00:07:07.120 --> 00:07:08.250
  • 1 John 3, verse 8: "For this
  • 00:07:08.250 --> 00:07:10.260
  • purpose the Son of God was
  • 00:07:10.260 --> 00:07:12.020
  • manifest, that he might destroy
  • 00:07:12.020 --> 00:07:14.190
  • the works of the devil."
  • 00:07:14.190 --> 00:07:17.020
  • Jesus said the kingdom of God
  • 00:07:17.020 --> 00:07:20.000
  • suffers violence.
  • 00:07:20.000 --> 00:07:21.290
  • And the violent take it by
  • 00:07:21.290 --> 00:07:22.280
  • force.
  • 00:07:22.280 --> 00:07:24.120
  • Now if all we're doing is
  • 00:07:24.120 --> 00:07:25.280
  • thinking about going to heaven
  • 00:07:26.040 --> 00:07:29.040
  • instead of the kingdom coming,
  • 00:07:29.040 --> 00:07:31.000
  • we just sit back and do nothing,
  • 00:07:31.000 --> 00:07:32.290
  • right?
  • 00:07:32.290 --> 00:07:33.240
  • But it's time to contend for the
  • 00:07:33.240 --> 00:07:35.210
  • kingdom.
  • 00:07:35.210 --> 00:07:36.190
  • It's time to enforce
  • 00:07:36.190 --> 00:07:37.230
  • the kingdom.
  • 00:07:37.230 --> 00:07:38.220
  • It's time to contend for your
  • 00:07:38.220 --> 00:07:40.050
  • marriage, contend for your kids,
  • 00:07:40.050 --> 00:07:42.130
  • contend for you health,
  • 00:07:42.130 --> 00:07:44.030
  • contend for your faith,
  • 00:07:44.030 --> 00:07:45.120
  • contend for your lost friends.
  • 00:07:45.120 --> 00:07:46.230
  • It's time to seek first the
  • 00:07:46.230 --> 00:07:49.060
  • kingdom of God and to take
  • 00:07:49.060 --> 00:07:51.120
  • the kingdom.
  • 00:07:51.120 --> 00:07:53.120
  • Genesis chapter 1, verse 1:
  • 00:07:54.120 --> 00:07:57.120
  • "In the beginning God created
  • 00:07:57.120 --> 00:07:58.170
  • the heavens and the earth."
  • 00:07:58.170 --> 00:07:59.180
  • Verse 2: "The earth was without
  • 00:07:59.180 --> 00:08:01.270
  • form, and void; and darkness was
  • 00:08:02.030 --> 00:08:05.030
  • on the face of the deep.
  • 00:08:05.030 --> 00:08:06.200
  • And the Spirit of God was
  • 00:08:06.200 --> 00:08:08.190
  • hovering over the face of the
  • 00:08:08.190 --> 00:08:10.160
  • waters."
  • 00:08:10.160 --> 00:08:12.000
  • Now it says it's without form.
  • 00:08:12.000 --> 00:08:13.220
  • Some translations say that it's
  • 00:08:13.220 --> 00:08:14.230
  • catastrophic, that there's--it's
  • 00:08:14.230 --> 00:08:17.030
  • dark.
  • 00:08:17.030 --> 00:08:17.290
  • There's gross darkness over the
  • 00:08:17.290 --> 00:08:19.290
  • face of the earth and in the
  • 00:08:19.290 --> 00:08:21.250
  • midst of the mess, the Spirit of
  • 00:08:21.250 --> 00:08:23.170
  • God is there.
  • 00:08:23.170 --> 00:08:26.070
  • He's hovering.
  • 00:08:26.070 --> 00:08:27.150
  • But he's doing nothing.
  • 00:08:27.150 --> 00:08:29.040
  • "And then God said, 'Let there
  • 00:08:29.180 --> 00:08:32.180
  • be light,'" and when God said,
  • 00:08:32.180 --> 00:08:35.020
  • "Let there be light," the Spirit
  • 00:08:35.020 --> 00:08:36.170
  • of God moved and there was
  • 00:08:36.170 --> 00:08:39.120
  • light.
  • 00:08:39.120 --> 00:08:41.250
  • In other words, the Spirit of
  • 00:08:41.250 --> 00:08:43.160
  • God was there but nothing
  • 00:08:43.160 --> 00:08:45.070
  • happened until God spoke,
  • 00:08:45.070 --> 00:08:48.020
  • all right?
  • 00:08:48.020 --> 00:08:49.010
  • And in a lot of our situations,
  • 00:08:49.010 --> 00:08:50.110
  • the Spirit of God is there and
  • 00:08:50.110 --> 00:08:51.290
  • nothing's gonna happen until you
  • 00:08:51.290 --> 00:08:53.200
  • begin to speak.
  • 00:08:53.200 --> 00:08:56.110
  • The Bible says in Revelation 12,
  • 00:08:56.110 --> 00:08:58.020
  • verse 11: "And they overcome
  • 00:08:58.020 --> 00:09:00.020
  • him," the devil and everything
  • 00:09:00.020 --> 00:09:01.230
  • he brings, "by the blood of the
  • 00:09:01.230 --> 00:09:03.050
  • Lamb and the word of your
  • 00:09:03.050 --> 00:09:05.270
  • testimony."
  • 00:09:05.270 --> 00:09:07.040
  • In Psalms 107 it says: "Let the
  • 00:09:07.040 --> 00:09:08.170
  • redeemed of the Lord say so,
  • 00:09:08.170 --> 00:09:11.120
  • whom he has redeemed from the
  • 00:09:11.120 --> 00:09:13.130
  • hand of the enemy."
  • 00:09:13.130 --> 00:09:15.150
  • Romans 10:8: "But what does
  • 00:09:15.150 --> 00:09:17.080
  • faith say?
  • 00:09:17.080 --> 00:09:18.030
  • 'The word is near you, it is in
  • 00:09:18.030 --> 00:09:19.050
  • your mouth and in your heart.'"
  • 00:09:19.200 --> 00:09:22.200
  • And, of course, Joshua 1:8:
  • 00:09:22.200 --> 00:09:24.150
  • "This book of the law shall not
  • 00:09:24.150 --> 00:09:25.110
  • depart out of your mouth, but
  • 00:09:25.110 --> 00:09:28.090
  • you shall meditate therein day
  • 00:09:28.090 --> 00:09:29.170
  • and night, that you may observe
  • 00:09:29.170 --> 00:09:30.180
  • to do according to all that's
  • 00:09:30.180 --> 00:09:31.220
  • written therein.
  • 00:09:31.220 --> 00:09:32.190
  • 'Cause then you'll make your way
  • 00:09:32.190 --> 00:09:33.080
  • prosperous, and have good
  • 00:09:33.080 --> 00:09:35.290
  • success."
  • 00:09:35.290 --> 00:09:38.010
  • You know, Jesus is the same
  • 00:09:38.010 --> 00:09:40.050
  • yesterday, today, and forever.
  • 00:09:41.130 --> 00:09:44.130
  • And the gospel that he preached
  • 00:09:44.130 --> 00:09:46.140
  • was not a gospel to just get you
  • 00:09:46.140 --> 00:09:47.210
  • to heaven.
  • 00:09:47.210 --> 00:09:48.230
  • It was a gospel of the kingdom,
  • 00:09:48.230 --> 00:09:51.080
  • right?
  • 00:09:51.080 --> 00:09:52.070
  • In that gospel, really, if you
  • 00:09:52.070 --> 00:09:54.080
  • look back in church history for
  • 00:09:54.080 --> 00:09:55.250
  • the first several centuries,
  • 00:09:55.250 --> 00:09:57.230
  • what the church taught was
  • 00:09:58.050 --> 00:10:01.050
  • Christ the victor.
  • 00:10:01.260 --> 00:10:04.260
  • Victor over death, victor over
  • 00:10:04.260 --> 00:10:07.200
  • Satan, victor over sin.
  • 00:10:08.100 --> 00:10:11.100
  • He was Christ the victor.
  • 00:10:11.100 --> 00:10:14.040
  • However, with that, you had a
  • 00:10:15.140 --> 00:10:18.140
  • kingdom mentality where the
  • 00:10:18.140 --> 00:10:20.280
  • church was enforcing the
  • 00:10:20.280 --> 00:10:23.110
  • kingdom, where God was using the
  • 00:10:23.110 --> 00:10:25.240
  • church to show forth his
  • 00:10:25.240 --> 00:10:27.100
  • manifold wisdom to the
  • 00:10:27.100 --> 00:10:28.200
  • principalities and powers.
  • 00:10:28.200 --> 00:10:31.000
  • In Ephesians chapter 5 and verse
  • 00:10:31.000 --> 00:10:32.250
  • 18, it says: "Don't be drunk
  • 00:10:32.250 --> 00:10:35.010
  • with wine, in which is excess,
  • 00:10:35.010 --> 00:10:37.150
  • but be filled with the Spirit."
  • 00:10:37.170 --> 00:10:40.170
  • Now the Greek there is not just
  • 00:10:40.170 --> 00:10:42.050
  • be filled with the Spirit, it's
  • 00:10:42.050 --> 00:10:43.140
  • be being filled, and then be
  • 00:10:43.140 --> 00:10:45.150
  • being filled.
  • 00:10:45.150 --> 00:10:46.110
  • It's a continuous action, all
  • 00:10:46.110 --> 00:10:48.050
  • right?
  • 00:10:48.050 --> 00:10:48.290
  • So it's not like you get filled
  • 00:10:48.290 --> 00:10:50.020
  • with the Spirit one day and then
  • 00:10:50.020 --> 00:10:51.270
  • you're filled with the Spirit
  • 00:10:51.270 --> 00:10:52.240
  • for the rest of your life.
  • 00:10:52.240 --> 00:10:54.130
  • Now you need to get filled with
  • 00:10:54.130 --> 00:10:55.060
  • the Spirit every day because you
  • 00:10:55.060 --> 00:10:56.090
  • leak, right?
  • 00:10:56.090 --> 00:10:58.230
  • You leak and stuff happens, all
  • 00:10:58.230 --> 00:11:00.220
  • right?
  • 00:11:00.220 --> 00:11:01.140
  • And so you need to be
  • 00:11:01.140 --> 00:11:02.120
  • continually being filled with
  • 00:11:02.190 --> 00:11:05.190
  • the Spirit.
  • 00:11:05.190 --> 00:11:07.150
  • Galatians chapter 5, verse 16:
  • 00:11:07.180 --> 00:11:10.180
  • "I say then: Walk in the Spirit,
  • 00:11:10.180 --> 00:11:12.290
  • and you'll not fulfill the lust
  • 00:11:12.290 --> 00:11:15.010
  • of the flesh."
  • 00:11:15.010 --> 00:11:17.030
  • Now what very often happens is
  • 00:11:17.030 --> 00:11:18.260
  • this.
  • 00:11:18.260 --> 00:11:19.250
  • We think that we're gonna defeat
  • 00:11:19.250 --> 00:11:22.190
  • sin, habits, addictions,
  • 00:11:22.210 --> 00:11:25.210
  • with will power.
  • 00:11:25.210 --> 00:11:27.130
  • We're just gonna go, "I won't,
  • 00:11:27.130 --> 00:11:28.270
  • I won't, I won't, I won't."
  • 00:11:28.270 --> 00:11:31.250
  • But the Bible tells us that will
  • 00:11:31.250 --> 00:11:33.150
  • not work.
  • 00:11:33.150 --> 00:11:34.260
  • I mean, you may get some
  • 00:11:34.260 --> 00:11:35.230
  • temporary success, right, some
  • 00:11:35.230 --> 00:11:38.020
  • temporary victory.
  • 00:11:38.020 --> 00:11:39.180
  • But the Bible says the way that
  • 00:11:39.180 --> 00:11:41.110
  • you're gonna have victory over
  • 00:11:41.110 --> 00:11:43.000
  • the flesh is by walking in the
  • 00:11:43.000 --> 00:11:45.140
  • Spirit.
  • 00:11:45.140 --> 00:11:46.120
  • It's to pursue the things of the
  • 00:11:46.120 --> 00:11:48.040
  • Spirit of God.
  • 00:11:48.040 --> 00:11:49.150
  • Decide, "I'm gonna seek first
  • 00:11:49.150 --> 00:11:50.220
  • the kingdom of God," right?
  • 00:11:50.220 --> 00:11:52.180
  • "I'm gonna expand the kingdom.
  • 00:11:52.180 --> 00:11:54.040
  • I'm gonna enforce the kingdom."
  • 00:11:54.040 --> 00:11:55.260
  • It's not just resisting.
  • 00:11:55.260 --> 00:11:57.280
  • In fact, even where it says to
  • 00:11:57.280 --> 00:11:59.120
  • resist the devil, James 4:7, it
  • 00:11:59.120 --> 00:12:01.210
  • says: "Submit to God and resist
  • 00:12:01.210 --> 00:12:03.250
  • the devil and he'll flee from
  • 00:12:03.250 --> 00:12:05.040
  • you."
  • 00:12:05.040 --> 00:12:06.060
  • What has to happen is,
  • 00:12:06.060 --> 00:12:07.120
  • first of all, we need to be
  • 00:12:07.120 --> 00:12:08.220
  • in the Spirit.
  • 00:12:08.220 --> 00:12:09.220
  • We need to be living out of that
  • 00:12:09.220 --> 00:12:10.270
  • recreated human spirit that's
  • 00:12:10.270 --> 00:12:13.120
  • on the inside of us, right?
  • 00:12:13.120 --> 00:12:15.240
  • Jesus gave us a great example
  • 00:12:15.240 --> 00:12:17.210
  • when he was tempted in the
  • 00:12:17.210 --> 00:12:19.290
  • desert by the devil.
  • 00:12:19.290 --> 00:12:22.170
  • Every time the devil came up,
  • 00:12:22.170 --> 00:12:24.040
  • what he did was he came with the
  • 00:12:24.040 --> 00:12:25.150
  • Word of God.
  • 00:12:25.150 --> 00:12:26.250
  • He said, "It's written, it's
  • 00:12:26.250 --> 00:12:28.060
  • written, it's written, it's
  • 00:12:28.060 --> 00:12:30.140
  • written."
  • 00:12:30.140 --> 00:12:31.230
  • In Hebrews 12 it says "to put
  • 00:12:31.230 --> 00:12:33.060
  • aside every weight, and the sin
  • 00:12:33.060 --> 00:12:35.110
  • that so easily ensnares us, let
  • 00:12:35.110 --> 00:12:37.060
  • us run with endurance the race
  • 00:12:37.060 --> 00:12:39.010
  • set before us, looking to Jesus,
  • 00:12:39.010 --> 00:12:41.000
  • the author and finisher of our
  • 00:12:41.000 --> 00:12:42.060
  • faith, who for the joy that was
  • 00:12:42.060 --> 00:12:43.250
  • set before him endured the
  • 00:12:43.250 --> 00:12:45.150
  • cross, despising the shame, and
  • 00:12:45.150 --> 00:12:47.280
  • sat down at the right hand of
  • 00:12:47.280 --> 00:12:49.040
  • the throne of God."
  • 00:12:49.040 --> 00:12:50.130
  • Now somebody might have said,
  • 00:12:50.130 --> 00:12:52.050
  • "Well, Jesus came to die on the
  • 00:12:52.050 --> 00:12:53.070
  • cross."
  • 00:12:53.070 --> 00:12:54.100
  • He really didn't.
  • 00:12:54.100 --> 00:12:55.280
  • Now he did do that but he didn't
  • 00:12:55.280 --> 00:12:57.160
  • come to die on the cross.
  • 00:12:57.160 --> 00:12:59.030
  • He was looking beyond the cross.
  • 00:12:59.030 --> 00:13:01.020
  • The Bible says he went to the
  • 00:13:01.020 --> 00:13:02.110
  • cross because he saw the joy
  • 00:13:02.260 --> 00:13:05.260
  • that was set before him on the
  • 00:13:05.260 --> 00:13:07.240
  • other side of the cross.
  • 00:13:07.240 --> 00:13:10.010
  • You understand?
  • 00:13:10.010 --> 00:13:10.280
  • In the Garden of Gethsemane he
  • 00:13:10.280 --> 00:13:13.210
  • is literally going, "God, I
  • 00:13:13.210 --> 00:13:16.000
  • don't wanna do this, but not my
  • 00:13:16.000 --> 00:13:17.190
  • will, but your will be done."
  • 00:13:17.190 --> 00:13:20.170
  • And literally, there's drops of
  • 00:13:20.170 --> 00:13:22.240
  • blood that are coming out of his
  • 00:13:22.240 --> 00:13:24.170
  • skin.
  • 00:13:24.170 --> 00:13:25.200
  • He's in such an intense battle.
  • 00:13:25.200 --> 00:13:27.070
  • He wasn't crazy about the cross.
  • 00:13:27.070 --> 00:13:29.010
  • He was crazy about what was on
  • 00:13:29.010 --> 00:13:30.100
  • the other side of the cross,
  • 00:13:30.100 --> 00:13:32.030
  • right?
  • 00:13:32.030 --> 00:13:32.290
  • And we need to be the same way.
  • 00:13:32.290 --> 00:13:34.070
  • We need to look beyond where we
  • 00:13:34.070 --> 00:13:35.290
  • are right now and look to Jesus
  • 00:13:36.050 --> 00:13:39.050
  • and look to the reward.
  • 00:13:39.050 --> 00:13:40.230
  • The Bible says: "The just shall
  • 00:13:40.230 --> 00:13:42.100
  • live by faith."
  • 00:13:42.100 --> 00:13:44.130
  • Every part of our life is a
  • 00:13:44.130 --> 00:13:46.070
  • faith walk.
  • 00:13:46.070 --> 00:13:48.080
  • Not just Sundays, not just when
  • 00:13:48.100 --> 00:13:51.100
  • you pray.
  • 00:13:51.100 --> 00:13:52.180
  • But every part of our life is
  • 00:13:52.180 --> 00:13:53.170
  • a faith walk.
  • 00:13:53.170 --> 00:13:54.120
  • You know, sometimes, we think
  • 00:13:54.120 --> 00:13:55.120
  • sin is the problem but sin's not
  • 00:13:55.120 --> 00:13:57.060
  • really the problem.
  • 00:13:57.060 --> 00:13:58.230
  • The problem is our focus, right?
  • 00:13:58.280 --> 00:14:02.000
  • If we'll walk in the Spirit, the
  • 00:14:02.000 --> 00:14:04.030
  • Bible says you will not fulfill
  • 00:14:04.030 --> 00:14:07.000
  • the lust of the flesh when we're
  • 00:14:07.000 --> 00:14:08.140
  • focused on the right things and
  • 00:14:08.140 --> 00:14:11.110
  • where to go.
  • 00:14:11.110 --> 00:14:12.260
  • You see, in the spirit realm,
  • 00:14:12.260 --> 00:14:14.170
  • we're pursuing God with all of
  • 00:14:14.170 --> 00:14:16.140
  • our heart, seeking first the
  • 00:14:16.140 --> 00:14:17.270
  • kingdom, the other stuff just
  • 00:14:17.270 --> 00:14:19.210
  • falls off.
  • 00:14:19.210 --> 00:14:21.170
  • All right, Exodus chapter 31.
  • 00:14:22.050 --> 00:14:25.050
  • All that was introduction to get
  • 00:14:25.050 --> 00:14:26.070
  • us to right here, okay?
  • 00:14:26.070 --> 00:14:27.260
  • Exodus 31, verse 1: "And the
  • 00:14:27.260 --> 00:14:30.250
  • Lord spoke to Moses, saying:
  • 00:14:30.250 --> 00:14:32.120
  • 'See, I have called by name
  • 00:14:32.140 --> 00:14:35.140
  • Bezalel the son of Uri, the son
  • 00:14:35.140 --> 00:14:37.150
  • of Hur, of the tribe of Judah.
  • 00:14:37.150 --> 00:14:39.190
  • And I have filled him with the
  • 00:14:39.190 --> 00:14:41.030
  • Spirit of God.'"
  • 00:14:41.030 --> 00:14:42.150
  • Now, this is the first time in
  • 00:14:42.150 --> 00:14:44.220
  • the Bible when anyone is filled
  • 00:14:44.220 --> 00:14:46.280
  • with the Spirit of God.
  • 00:14:46.280 --> 00:14:48.190
  • So you know this guy, he's gonna
  • 00:14:48.190 --> 00:14:49.230
  • be--he's gonna be, like, a
  • 00:14:49.230 --> 00:14:51.030
  • prophet.
  • 00:14:51.030 --> 00:14:52.130
  • He's gonna be an evangelist.
  • 00:14:52.130 --> 00:14:54.080
  • He's gonna be an apostle.
  • 00:14:54.080 --> 00:14:55.140
  • He's gonna do all sorts of great
  • 00:14:55.140 --> 00:14:56.190
  • things because he's filled with
  • 00:14:56.190 --> 00:14:58.220
  • the Spirit of God, in wisdom, in
  • 00:14:58.220 --> 00:15:00.220
  • understanding, in knowledge," in
  • 00:15:00.220 --> 00:15:02.090
  • all manner of workmanship?
  • 00:15:03.270 --> 00:15:06.270
  • To design artistic works?
  • 00:15:07.170 --> 00:15:10.170
  • I mean, like, the guy is an
  • 00:15:10.170 --> 00:15:11.150
  • artisan?
  • 00:15:11.150 --> 00:15:13.080
  • And God fills him with the Holy
  • 00:15:13.080 --> 00:15:15.170
  • Spirit to make stuff.
  • 00:15:17.180 --> 00:15:20.180
  • He's gonna work in gold and in
  • 00:15:20.180 --> 00:15:22.010
  • silver and in bronze.
  • 00:15:22.010 --> 00:15:24.140
  • So see how so often, what we
  • 00:15:24.140 --> 00:15:26.210
  • think is the Holy Spirit is only
  • 00:15:26.210 --> 00:15:29.030
  • concerned about church and
  • 00:15:29.030 --> 00:15:30.110
  • prayer and spiritual-type stuff,
  • 00:15:30.110 --> 00:15:32.260
  • all right?
  • 00:15:32.260 --> 00:15:33.220
  • But I want you to know that he's
  • 00:15:33.220 --> 00:15:35.040
  • concerned just as much about
  • 00:15:35.040 --> 00:15:37.180
  • your work.
  • 00:15:37.180 --> 00:15:38.160
  • In fact, the dichotomy where we
  • 00:15:38.160 --> 00:15:40.120
  • think, "It's spiritual when I
  • 00:15:40.120 --> 00:15:42.110
  • pray, it's spiritual when I
  • 00:15:42.110 --> 00:15:44.170
  • witness, and it's spiritual when
  • 00:15:44.170 --> 00:15:46.110
  • I read my Bible and it's
  • 00:15:46.110 --> 00:15:47.220
  • spiritual when I worship, and
  • 00:15:47.220 --> 00:15:49.040
  • it's spiritual when I go to
  • 00:15:49.040 --> 00:15:50.120
  • church, but it's just stinking
  • 00:15:50.120 --> 00:15:52.090
  • carnal when I go to work,"
  • 00:15:52.090 --> 00:15:54.290
  • right, is absolutely unbiblical.
  • 00:15:57.090 --> 00:16:00.110
  • It is totally unscriptural.
  • 00:16:01.070 --> 00:16:04.070
  • Some of you will remember years
  • 00:16:04.070 --> 00:16:06.280
  • and years ago, there was an
  • 00:16:06.280 --> 00:16:08.030
  • organization called Full Gospel
  • 00:16:08.030 --> 00:16:09.140
  • Businessmen.
  • 00:16:09.140 --> 00:16:10.120
  • Anybody remember Full Gospel
  • 00:16:10.120 --> 00:16:11.230
  • Businessmen, right?
  • 00:16:11.230 --> 00:16:14.050
  • Demos Shakarian was the guy
  • 00:16:14.050 --> 00:16:15.050
  • who founded it.
  • 00:16:15.050 --> 00:16:17.010
  • I think I heard him speak
  • 00:16:17.010 --> 00:16:18.100
  • in 1974, right?
  • 00:16:18.100 --> 00:16:20.230
  • And he was a dairy farmer.
  • 00:16:20.230 --> 00:16:22.290
  • And he said, "The all-important
  • 00:16:22.290 --> 00:16:24.060
  • decision for every dairyman
  • 00:16:24.060 --> 00:16:26.090
  • faces is selecting the right
  • 00:16:26.090 --> 00:16:28.050
  • breeding stock.
  • 00:16:28.050 --> 00:16:30.000
  • A quality bull, even back in
  • 00:16:30.000 --> 00:16:32.090
  • 1936, cost $15.000.
  • 00:16:32.210 --> 00:16:35.210
  • And he said, "It's, like, 1 in
  • 00:16:35.210 --> 00:16:37.210
  • 1000 bulls that could really
  • 00:16:37.210 --> 00:16:39.270
  • transmit all of its positive
  • 00:16:39.270 --> 00:16:42.050
  • qualities when it was being
  • 00:16:42.210 --> 00:16:45.210
  • bred."
  • 00:16:45.210 --> 00:16:46.260
  • And so he said he would sit
  • 00:16:46.260 --> 00:16:47.290
  • there at the auction and he said
  • 00:16:47.290 --> 00:16:50.050
  • and they'd have these super,
  • 00:16:50.050 --> 00:16:52.180
  • awesome bulls come through.
  • 00:16:52.180 --> 00:16:54.270
  • He said but the Spirit of God
  • 00:16:54.270 --> 00:16:56.090
  • would move on him and he'd just
  • 00:16:56.090 --> 00:16:57.250
  • let them pass.
  • 00:16:57.250 --> 00:16:59.140
  • And he said, "Many times, I'd
  • 00:16:59.140 --> 00:17:00.240
  • pick the scrawniest, little bull
  • 00:17:00.240 --> 00:17:03.150
  • calf in the pen."
  • 00:17:03.150 --> 00:17:05.230
  • He said, "And I saw him develop
  • 00:17:05.230 --> 00:17:07.170
  • into an absolute champion for
  • 00:17:08.160 --> 00:17:11.160
  • what he was going to be used
  • 00:17:11.160 --> 00:17:12.160
  • for," right?
  • 00:17:12.160 --> 00:17:14.050
  • Now, God wasn't just concerned
  • 00:17:14.130 --> 00:17:17.130
  • when he was witnessing and
  • 00:17:17.130 --> 00:17:18.120
  • reading his Bible and praying.
  • 00:17:18.120 --> 00:17:20.110
  • God was concerned about how he
  • 00:17:20.110 --> 00:17:22.090
  • was making a living, about his
  • 00:17:22.090 --> 00:17:24.040
  • work.
  • 00:17:24.040 --> 00:17:25.210
  • George Washington Carver had
  • 00:17:26.220 --> 00:17:29.220
  • this, like, drive on the inside
  • 00:17:29.220 --> 00:17:31.220
  • of him to really, really help
  • 00:17:31.220 --> 00:17:34.070
  • and serve the poor.
  • 00:17:34.070 --> 00:17:36.140
  • And he began his research on
  • 00:17:36.140 --> 00:17:38.060
  • peanuts.
  • 00:17:38.060 --> 00:17:39.280
  • He was known for his absolute
  • 00:17:39.280 --> 00:17:41.030
  • faith in God, a cornerstone of
  • 00:17:41.030 --> 00:17:42.180
  • his research, and he is credited
  • 00:17:42.180 --> 00:17:45.100
  • with discovering over 300 uses
  • 00:17:45.100 --> 00:17:47.100
  • for the peanut.
  • 00:17:47.100 --> 00:17:49.000
  • He claimed that it was faith
  • 00:17:49.000 --> 00:17:51.150
  • that held all inquiry and action
  • 00:17:51.180 --> 00:17:54.180
  • accountable.
  • 00:17:54.180 --> 00:17:57.130
  • He actually made a tremendous
  • 00:17:57.130 --> 00:17:59.170
  • difference in the entire economy
  • 00:17:59.170 --> 00:18:02.110
  • of the southern states, all
  • 00:18:02.110 --> 00:18:04.090
  • because he believed God would
  • 00:18:04.090 --> 00:18:07.030
  • reward those who would seek him.
  • 00:18:07.030 --> 00:18:09.240
  • And he would just seek God and
  • 00:18:09.240 --> 00:18:10.280
  • God would show him something
  • 00:18:10.280 --> 00:18:11.290
  • else, and show him something
  • 00:18:11.290 --> 00:18:12.250
  • else.
  • 00:18:12.250 --> 00:18:13.190
  • And his goal?
  • 00:18:13.190 --> 00:18:14.220
  • "I wanna help the poor people.
  • 00:18:14.220 --> 00:18:17.030
  • I wanna help the poor."
  • 00:18:17.030 --> 00:18:18.190
  • How many of you know that's part
  • 00:18:18.190 --> 00:18:19.100
  • of the kingdom of God?
  • 00:18:19.100 --> 00:18:21.040
  • That's part of the kingdom.
  • 00:18:21.040 --> 00:18:22.280
  • Martin Luther observed: "The
  • 00:18:22.280 --> 00:18:24.250
  • Christian shoemaker does his
  • 00:18:24.250 --> 00:18:26.260
  • duty not by putting little
  • 00:18:26.260 --> 00:18:28.050
  • crosses on the shoes, but by
  • 00:18:28.050 --> 00:18:31.010
  • making good shoes because God is
  • 00:18:31.130 --> 00:18:34.130
  • interested in good
  • 00:18:34.130 --> 00:18:36.020
  • craftsmanship."
  • 00:18:36.020 --> 00:18:37.280
  • How many believe that?
  • 00:18:37.280 --> 00:18:39.280
  • You know, we should do whatever
  • 00:18:39.280 --> 00:18:41.140
  • we do as unto the Lord, the best
  • 00:18:41.140 --> 00:18:43.280
  • that we possibly can.
  • 00:18:43.280 --> 00:18:45.180
  • In fact, Colossians 3:23 says:
  • 00:18:45.180 --> 00:18:47.260
  • "And whatever you do, do it
  • 00:18:47.260 --> 00:18:49.080
  • heartily, as unto the Lord and
  • 00:18:49.080 --> 00:18:50.270
  • not men."
  • 00:18:50.270 --> 00:18:52.210
  • And he's saying, don't just do
  • 00:18:52.210 --> 00:18:53.220
  • it when you're being watched by
  • 00:18:53.220 --> 00:18:54.230
  • somebody who's your superior at
  • 00:18:54.230 --> 00:18:56.240
  • work.
  • 00:18:56.240 --> 00:18:57.260
  • No, do it as unto the Lord
  • 00:18:57.260 --> 00:18:59.070
  • because ultimately, you serve,
  • 00:18:59.070 --> 00:19:01.190
  • the Bible says, the Lord Christ.
  • 00:19:01.190 --> 00:19:04.150
  • And it is a warped view to think
  • 00:19:04.150 --> 00:19:07.080
  • that it's only when we're doing
  • 00:19:07.080 --> 00:19:09.020
  • something spiritual, something
  • 00:19:09.020 --> 00:19:11.090
  • ministry-wise, that we're
  • 00:19:11.090 --> 00:19:12.180
  • serving God.
  • 00:19:12.180 --> 00:19:14.040
  • No, we're serving God making
  • 00:19:14.040 --> 00:19:15.160
  • shoes, serving God as a dairy
  • 00:19:15.160 --> 00:19:17.240
  • farmer.
  • 00:19:17.240 --> 00:19:18.240
  • In fact, I love Martin Luther.
  • 00:19:18.240 --> 00:19:19.280
  • He went on and he said, "The
  • 00:19:19.280 --> 00:19:22.050
  • milkmaid that milks the cow, and
  • 00:19:22.050 --> 00:19:24.250
  • the pastor who preaches the
  • 00:19:24.250 --> 00:19:26.150
  • sermon, both equally serve the
  • 00:19:27.280 --> 00:19:30.280
  • same God, equally serve the same
  • 00:19:31.050 --> 00:19:34.050
  • God."
  • 00:19:34.050 --> 00:19:35.000
  • And we cannot have this mindset
  • 00:19:35.000 --> 00:19:37.110
  • that it's just spiritual to do
  • 00:19:37.110 --> 00:19:38.220
  • what we consider to be spiritual
  • 00:19:38.220 --> 00:19:39.260
  • things.
  • 00:19:39.260 --> 00:19:40.250
  • No, the Spirit of God will
  • 00:19:40.250 --> 00:19:42.190
  • enable us and anoint us to do
  • 00:19:43.270 --> 00:19:46.270
  • the things that we consider to
  • 00:19:46.270 --> 00:19:48.250
  • be secular because all of it is
  • 00:19:48.250 --> 00:19:51.140
  • part of the kingdom of God.
  • 00:19:51.140 --> 00:19:54.110
  • All of it's part of the kingdom.
  • 00:19:55.050 --> 00:19:58.050
  • Indra Nooyi became the first
  • 00:19:59.160 --> 00:20:02.160
  • female CEO of Pepsi.
  • 00:20:03.190 --> 00:20:06.190
  • She writes in 2017 about the day
  • 00:20:06.190 --> 00:20:09.120
  • she became the CEO of Pepsi.
  • 00:20:09.120 --> 00:20:11.260
  • She got home about 10 o'clock in
  • 00:20:11.260 --> 00:20:13.020
  • the evening.
  • 00:20:13.020 --> 00:20:15.110
  • Family was in the living room,
  • 00:20:15.110 --> 00:20:17.230
  • her mother was working in the
  • 00:20:17.230 --> 00:20:20.170
  • kitchen, and she came in.
  • 00:20:20.170 --> 00:20:23.100
  • She says, "I got some
  • 00:20:23.100 --> 00:20:24.090
  • really--it's really important to
  • 00:20:24.090 --> 00:20:25.080
  • announce."
  • 00:20:25.080 --> 00:20:26.170
  • Her mother said, "Go to the
  • 00:20:26.170 --> 00:20:28.020
  • store and get some milk."
  • 00:20:28.020 --> 00:20:31.000
  • And she said, "No, no, I mean, I
  • 00:20:31.000 --> 00:20:31.230
  • got great news."
  • 00:20:31.230 --> 00:20:32.230
  • Her mother said, "Go to the
  • 00:20:32.230 --> 00:20:33.230
  • store and get some milk."
  • 00:20:34.220 --> 00:20:37.220
  • She said she got back, hopping
  • 00:20:37.220 --> 00:20:40.080
  • mad.
  • 00:20:40.080 --> 00:20:41.200
  • Slammed the milk onto the
  • 00:20:41.200 --> 00:20:43.060
  • counter, told her mother her
  • 00:20:43.060 --> 00:20:45.120
  • news.
  • 00:20:45.120 --> 00:20:46.160
  • She'd been named president, a
  • 00:20:46.160 --> 00:20:48.010
  • CEO, and her mother just wanted
  • 00:20:48.010 --> 00:20:50.250
  • her to get milk.
  • 00:20:50.250 --> 00:20:53.230
  • Her mother explained to her,
  • 00:20:53.230 --> 00:20:56.060
  • she said, "When you enter this
  • 00:20:56.060 --> 00:20:57.040
  • house, you are not a CEO.
  • 00:20:57.170 --> 00:21:00.190
  • You are a wife, you're a
  • 00:21:00.190 --> 00:21:02.120
  • daughter-in-law, you're a
  • 00:21:02.120 --> 00:21:04.070
  • mother."
  • 00:21:04.070 --> 00:21:05.170
  • Look up.
  • 00:21:05.170 --> 00:21:06.280
  • Joshua 1:8, listen, "And then
  • 00:21:07.220 --> 00:21:10.220
  • you will have good success."
  • 00:21:12.200 --> 00:21:15.200
  • How many of you know if you're
  • 00:21:15.200 --> 00:21:16.130
  • the president of Pepsi and you
  • 00:21:16.130 --> 00:21:19.040
  • lose your family, that's not
  • 00:21:19.040 --> 00:21:21.060
  • good success?
  • 00:21:21.060 --> 00:21:23.150
  • That's not good success, right?
  • 00:21:23.150 --> 00:21:25.130
  • That's why we need the Bible.
  • 00:21:25.130 --> 00:21:27.080
  • It keeps our thinking straight.
  • 00:21:27.110 --> 00:21:30.110
  • When work is your identity and
  • 00:21:30.110 --> 00:21:33.100
  • you have great success at work,
  • 00:21:33.100 --> 00:21:35.020
  • it goes to your head.
  • 00:21:35.020 --> 00:21:37.260
  • It can go to your head.
  • 00:21:37.260 --> 00:21:39.290
  • And when work is your identity
  • 00:21:39.290 --> 00:21:42.000
  • and you fail, it can go to your
  • 00:21:42.000 --> 00:21:44.050
  • heart.
  • 00:21:44.050 --> 00:21:46.050
  • But how many of you know, work's
  • 00:21:46.050 --> 00:21:47.000
  • not our identity, right?
  • 00:21:47.150 --> 00:21:50.150
  • Your citizenship, it is in
  • 00:21:50.150 --> 00:21:51.210
  • heaven.
  • 00:21:51.210 --> 00:21:53.080
  • You are a new creature in Christ
  • 00:21:53.080 --> 00:21:55.060
  • and old things have passed away
  • 00:21:55.060 --> 00:21:56.290
  • and, behold, all things have
  • 00:21:56.290 --> 00:21:58.020
  • become new.
  • 00:21:59.180 --> 00:22:02.200
  • Harland wondered if he's ever
  • 00:22:02.200 --> 00:22:03.180
  • gonna find what he was supposed
  • 00:22:03.180 --> 00:22:05.030
  • to do.
  • 00:22:05.030 --> 00:22:06.180
  • At 16, he lied about his age and
  • 00:22:06.180 --> 00:22:08.260
  • joined the army.
  • 00:22:08.260 --> 00:22:11.120
  • Didn't work out well.
  • 00:22:11.120 --> 00:22:13.040
  • He tried various farmhand jobs
  • 00:22:14.030 --> 00:22:17.030
  • in Indiana.
  • 00:22:17.030 --> 00:22:18.050
  • He hated it.
  • 00:22:18.050 --> 00:22:19.150
  • Tried being a streetcar
  • 00:22:19.150 --> 00:22:20.120
  • conductor.
  • 00:22:20.120 --> 00:22:21.060
  • Just didn't suit him.
  • 00:22:21.060 --> 00:22:22.230
  • Headed for Alabama, tried
  • 00:22:22.230 --> 00:22:24.080
  • working with metal.
  • 00:22:24.080 --> 00:22:25.060
  • He failed.
  • 00:22:25.060 --> 00:22:26.150
  • Got hired as a fireman in the
  • 00:22:26.150 --> 00:22:27.280
  • southern railroad but just
  • 00:22:27.280 --> 00:22:29.040
  • didn't pan out.
  • 00:22:29.040 --> 00:22:30.230
  • He later tried selling
  • 00:22:30.230 --> 00:22:31.240
  • insurance.
  • 00:22:31.240 --> 00:22:33.100
  • That didn't work either.
  • 00:22:33.100 --> 00:22:34.260
  • Tried selling tires.
  • 00:22:34.260 --> 00:22:36.040
  • No, he said that wasn't for him.
  • 00:22:36.040 --> 00:22:38.090
  • Then he tried running a
  • 00:22:38.090 --> 00:22:39.120
  • ferryboat.
  • 00:22:39.120 --> 00:22:40.100
  • It didn't fit.
  • 00:22:40.100 --> 00:22:41.270
  • Then he managed a few gas
  • 00:22:41.270 --> 00:22:42.240
  • stations, but that didn't last.
  • 00:22:43.030 --> 00:22:46.030
  • Finally, he got a job at a
  • 00:22:46.030 --> 00:22:49.000
  • restaurant as a chef.
  • 00:22:49.000 --> 00:22:51.280
  • He said he loved it.
  • 00:22:51.280 --> 00:22:53.080
  • He said the people loved him.
  • 00:22:53.080 --> 00:22:54.240
  • It was really great.
  • 00:22:54.240 --> 00:22:56.140
  • And about that time, he got a
  • 00:22:56.140 --> 00:22:58.090
  • check from the government
  • 00:22:58.090 --> 00:23:01.020
  • telling him his working days
  • 00:23:01.020 --> 00:23:02.130
  • were over.
  • 00:23:02.130 --> 00:23:03.250
  • His first Social Security check,
  • 00:23:03.250 --> 00:23:05.120
  • $105.
  • 00:23:05.130 --> 00:23:08.130
  • He decided, "I really like what
  • 00:23:08.130 --> 00:23:10.260
  • I'm doing.
  • 00:23:10.260 --> 00:23:12.050
  • I think I'll start my own
  • 00:23:12.050 --> 00:23:12.260
  • business."
  • 00:23:12.260 --> 00:23:14.090
  • He picked up a recipe and
  • 00:23:14.090 --> 00:23:15.130
  • started cooking chicken.
  • 00:23:15.130 --> 00:23:17.200
  • You know him as Colonel Sanders.
  • 00:23:19.150 --> 00:23:22.150
  • He did not get started until he
  • 00:23:22.150 --> 00:23:23.270
  • was 65 years old.
  • 00:23:23.270 --> 00:23:26.060
  • Whatever you do, "do it with all
  • 00:23:26.060 --> 00:23:28.040
  • your heart as unto the Lord,"
  • 00:23:28.040 --> 00:23:30.050
  • the Bible says, "for you serve
  • 00:23:30.050 --> 00:23:31.240
  • the Lord Christ."
  • 00:23:31.240 --> 00:23:33.260
  • Doesn't matter what you're
  • 00:23:33.260 --> 00:23:34.200
  • doing, your boss, your employer,
  • 00:23:34.200 --> 00:23:37.130
  • is Jesus.
  • 00:23:37.130 --> 00:23:40.120
  • And when you do it as unto the
  • 00:23:40.120 --> 00:23:41.160
  • Lord, you are expanding the
  • 00:23:41.160 --> 00:23:43.270
  • kingdom of God.
  • 00:23:43.270 --> 00:23:46.080
  • Jesus said it.
  • 00:23:46.080 --> 00:23:47.200
  • "Your kingdom come.
  • 00:23:47.200 --> 00:23:49.000
  • Your will be done on earth as it
  • 00:23:49.110 --> 00:23:52.110
  • is in heaven."
  • 00:23:52.110 --> 00:23:54.060
  • He's concerned about the
  • 00:23:54.060 --> 00:23:54.290
  • shoemaker, he's concerned about
  • 00:23:54.290 --> 00:23:57.180
  • the girl milking the cow, and
  • 00:23:57.180 --> 00:23:59.280
  • he's concerned about whatever it
  • 00:23:59.280 --> 00:24:01.110
  • is that you do.
  • 00:24:01.110 --> 00:24:03.060
  • And when you do it as unto the
  • 00:24:03.060 --> 00:24:04.030
  • Lord, you're a part of expanding
  • 00:24:04.100 --> 00:24:07.100
  • - Duane: See, God made fish to
  • 00:24:09.200 --> 00:24:10.210
  • swim in an ocean.
  • 00:24:10.210 --> 00:24:12.060
  • He made eagles to fly in the
  • 00:24:12.060 --> 00:24:13.130
  • sky.
  • 00:24:13.130 --> 00:24:14.100
  • But he made you to have
  • 00:24:14.100 --> 00:24:15.180
  • relationship with him.
  • 00:24:15.180 --> 00:24:16.290
  • And if you don't have
  • 00:24:16.290 --> 00:24:17.240
  • relationship with God, you're
  • 00:24:17.240 --> 00:24:19.210
  • living life but you're not
  • 00:24:19.210 --> 00:24:20.250
  • living life to its fullest.
  • 00:24:20.250 --> 00:24:22.200
  • You're not living life the way
  • 00:24:22.200 --> 00:24:23.200
  • you were intended to live life.
  • 00:24:23.200 --> 00:24:26.060
  • Your purpose is to have
  • 00:24:26.060 --> 00:24:27.240
  • relationship with God.
  • 00:24:27.240 --> 00:24:29.060
  • And if you're watching today and
  • 00:24:29.060 --> 00:24:31.160
  • you realize, "I'm not right with
  • 00:24:31.160 --> 00:24:32.220
  • God, and I don't have that
  • 00:24:32.220 --> 00:24:33.250
  • relationship," would you bow
  • 00:24:33.250 --> 00:24:35.280
  • your head and pray a prayer
  • 00:24:35.280 --> 00:24:37.080
  • right now with me and begin that
  • 00:24:37.080 --> 00:24:39.130
  • relationship with God?
  • 00:24:39.130 --> 00:24:41.070
  • Just say, "Oh, God, I believe
  • 00:24:41.070 --> 00:24:44.020
  • Jesus died on the cross.
  • 00:24:44.020 --> 00:24:46.110
  • I believe his blood paid for my
  • 00:24:46.110 --> 00:24:47.290
  • sins and I believe he rose
  • 00:24:47.290 --> 00:24:49.290
  • again.
  • 00:24:49.290 --> 00:24:51.100
  • And today I give him all of my
  • 00:24:51.100 --> 00:24:52.220
  • heart and all of my life.
  • 00:24:52.220 --> 00:24:55.130
  • I'm gonna live for him every
  • 00:24:55.130 --> 00:24:56.170
  • day.
  • 00:24:56.170 --> 00:24:57.230
  • And I thank you that you love
  • 00:24:57.230 --> 00:24:59.060
  • me, that you've heard my prayer,
  • 00:24:59.060 --> 00:25:02.000
  • that you receive me, that I am
  • 00:25:02.000 --> 00:25:04.060
  • forgiven, and I'm a part of your
  • 00:25:04.060 --> 00:25:06.040
  • family now today and forever, in
  • 00:25:07.000 --> 00:25:10.000
  • Jesus' name, amen."
  • 00:25:10.000 --> 00:25:12.080
  • You know, if you prayed that
  • 00:25:12.080 --> 00:25:13.090
  • prayer from your heart, God
  • 00:25:13.090 --> 00:25:14.130
  • heard that prayer and you are
  • 00:25:14.130 --> 00:25:15.250
  • right with God.
  • 00:25:15.250 --> 00:25:17.040
  • Now, I wrote a book to help you
  • 00:25:17.040 --> 00:25:19.020
  • keep growing spiritually.
  • 00:25:19.020 --> 00:25:20.150
  • It's full of bullet points that
  • 00:25:20.150 --> 00:25:22.040
  • are really gonna make a
  • 00:25:22.040 --> 00:25:23.050
  • difference in your spiritual
  • 00:25:23.050 --> 00:25:24.010
  • walk.
  • 00:25:24.010 --> 00:25:25.050
  • And I wanna give it to you
  • 00:25:25.050 --> 00:25:26.000
  • absolutely free.
  • 00:25:26.000 --> 00:25:27.140
  • Now, you can download that book
  • 00:25:27.140 --> 00:25:29.090
  • or you can contact us and we'll
  • 00:25:29.090 --> 00:25:31.100
  • - female: If you just prayed
  • 00:25:33.200 --> 00:25:34.230
  • that prayer with Pastor Duane,
  • 00:25:34.230 --> 00:25:36.110
  • you are making one of the best
  • 00:25:36.110 --> 00:25:37.080
  • decisions of your life.
  • 00:25:37.080 --> 00:25:38.150
  • How awesome.
  • 00:25:38.150 --> 00:25:40.150
  • Just as Pastor said, we'd love
  • 00:25:40.150 --> 00:25:42.090
  • to send you a free copy of his
  • 00:25:42.090 --> 00:25:43.230
  • book, "Your New Life."
  • 00:25:43.230 --> 00:25:45.110
  • Log on to walkingbyfaith.tv and
  • 00:25:45.110 --> 00:25:47.200
  • request a copy of this book be
  • 00:25:47.200 --> 00:25:48.280
  • mailed to you or download it
  • 00:25:48.280 --> 00:25:50.210
  • right there instantly.
  • 00:25:50.210 --> 00:25:52.000
  • Either way,
  • 00:25:52.000 --> 00:25:52.200
  • Today's program is available on
  • 00:25:54.230 --> 00:25:56.210
  • Roku and Amazon Fire TV by
  • 00:25:56.210 --> 00:25:58.240
  • searching "Walking by Faith," or
  • 00:25:58.240 --> 00:26:00.270
  • check out our app where you can
  • 00:26:00.270 --> 00:26:02.090
  • download any message for easy
  • 00:26:02.090 --> 00:26:04.080
  • offline listening.
  • 00:26:04.080 --> 00:26:05.230
  • You can find it in your favorite
  • 00:26:05.230 --> 00:26:06.260
  • "Walking by Faith" is used
  • 00:26:09.000 --> 00:26:10.080
  • across the globe to spread the
  • 00:26:10.080 --> 00:26:11.180
  • truth that changes lives on and
  • 00:26:11.180 --> 00:26:13.180
  • off the air.
  • 00:26:13.180 --> 00:26:14.230
  • To partner with us financially
  • 00:26:14.230 --> 00:26:16.080
  • in this Great Commission,
  • 00:26:16.080 --> 00:26:17.150
  • go to walkingbyfaith.tv/give.
  • 00:26:17.150 --> 00:26:20.100
  • If you need someone to pray
  • 00:26:20.100 --> 00:26:21.170
  • with, or God is just doing
  • 00:26:21.170 --> 00:26:22.260
  • amazing things in your life,
  • 00:26:22.260 --> 00:26:25.030
  • we would love to hear about it.
  • 00:26:25.030 --> 00:26:26.220
  • You can contact us by phone,
  • 00:26:26.220 --> 00:26:29.000
  • email, or through our app.
  • 00:26:29.000 --> 00:26:31.050
  • Also find us on your favorite
  • 00:26:31.050 --> 00:26:32.170
  • social platform by searching
  • 00:26:32.170 --> 00:26:34.140
  • WBFTV.
  • 00:26:34.140 --> 00:26:36.050
  • Next week, we'll learn how the
  • 00:26:36.050 --> 00:26:37.140
  • Holy Spirit is always lifting up
  • 00:26:37.140 --> 00:26:39.140
  • and glorifying Jesus.
  • 00:26:39.140 --> 00:26:41.080