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That Still Small Voice

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September 5, 2019
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That Still Small Voice

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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 energize your faith.
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  • If you'd like to follow along
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  • on demand page at
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  • Today, Pastor Duane is
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  • continuing in the series,
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  • "Hearing God's Voice."
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  • This week, we're going to look
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  • at "That Still Small Voice," you
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  • know, the one deep inside that
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  • nudges you to do the right
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  • thing: to hold the door for the
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  • mom behind you, to help the
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  • elderly couple bring their
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  • groceries inside.
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  • That small voice, that's the
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  • Holy Spirit.
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  • It's the compassion of Jesus
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  • that is poured out on you by the
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  • Spirit of the Lord.
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  • Let's learn how to listen to it
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  • - Duane Vander Klok: We are in
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  • a series of messages, and we're
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  • talking about the work and the
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  • leading of the Holy Spirit.
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  • So I want to begin today by
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  • simply making a statement that
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  • the Bible is progressive
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  • revelation, which means the
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  • farther along you get in the
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  • Bible, the more truth God is
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  • going to reveal about any
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  • particular subject.
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  • Way back in the Book of Job,
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  • which--although it's not the
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  • first book in your Bible or the
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  • second, it's actually believed
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  • to have been the first book that
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  • was written of the Bible.
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  • In the 32nd chapter in the 8th
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  • verse it says, "But there is a
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  • spirit in man, and the breath of
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  • the Almighty gives him
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  • understanding."
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  • In the New Testament it gives us
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  • more light, and it says in
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  • 1 Thessalonians 5:23, "May the
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  • very God of peace sanctify you
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  • completely.
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  • May your whole spirit, soul, and
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  • body be preserved blameless
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  • unto the coming of our Lord
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  • Jesus Christ."
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  • So you are a spirit.
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  • You have a soul or a mind, and
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  • you live inside of a body.
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  • That is what the Bible teaches,
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  • and it really helps us in our
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  • spiritual life if we think that
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  • way.
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  • I am a spirit.
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  • And it says, "The breath of the
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  • Almighty gives him
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  • understanding."
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  • The breath of the Almighty is
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  • the Holy Spirit, and that's
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  • where understanding comes from.
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  • Now, somebody can talk to you
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  • and give you information, but
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  • that information is really
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  • something that happens in the
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  • mental realm.
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  • But what God's Spirit does is he
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  • brings revelation, and
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  • revelation will change your
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  • life.
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  • Revelation is spiritual and it's
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  • life-changing.
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  • In John 4, Jesus said God is a
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  • spirit.
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  • Now, we just read in
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  • 1 Thessalonians that you're a
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  • spirit.
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  • Now, you are not God and you
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  • will never be God, but you are
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  • the same type of a being that
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  • God is.
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  • And because God is a Spirit and
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  • you're a spirit, when God
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  • communicates with you, God
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  • communicates spirit to spirit.
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  • God doesn't communicate with
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  • your brain.
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  • God doesn't communicate with
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  • your flesh.
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  • He communicates with your
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  • spirit.
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  • Proverbs 20, verse 27 says, "The
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  • spirit of man is the candle of
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  • the Lord."
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  • In other words, when God
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  • enlightens you, when he
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  • illuminates you, he does it in
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  • your spirit.
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  • It is the spirit of man that's
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  • the candle of the Lord, and
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  • that's one of the reasons it's
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  • so important that we understand
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  • that we are a spirit.
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  • In fact, Jesus said, "God's a
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  • spirit, and they that worship
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  • him must worship him in spirit
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  • and in truth."
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  • Because you have a body, there
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  • are--you can move in the
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  • physical realm.
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  • Because you have a soul or a
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  • mind, you can move in the mental
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  • realm.
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  • But when you're dealing with
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  • God, it's going to be in the
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  • spiritual realm.
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  • "They that worship must worship
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  • in spirit and in truth."
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  • Now, we are living in the last
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  • days.
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  • How many of you realize that?
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  • We're living in the last days,
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  • and Joel specifically prophesied
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  • about these days and he says,
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  • "It shall come to pass afterward
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  • that I will pour out of my
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  • spirit on all flesh.
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  • Your sons and your daughters
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  • will prophesy.
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  • Your old men will dream dreams.
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  • Your young men will see visions,
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  • and also on my menservants and
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  • on my maidservants I will pour
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  • out of my spirit in those days."
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  • So God is saying in these last
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  • days there's going to be a great
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  • outpouring, moving of the Spirit
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  • of God.
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  • Notice there's going to be
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  • prophecies, there's going to be
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  • dreams, there's going to be
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  • visions, spiritual things.
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  • Now, one of the things the Holy
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  • Spirit does is he is the
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  • teacher.
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  • Jesus mentions this when he
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  • talks about sending the
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  • comforter.
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  • But in 1 John chapter 2, it says
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  • this: "But the anointing which
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  • you have received from him
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  • abides in you."
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  • The Holy Spirit is talking--is
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  • being referred to here as the
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  • anointing, and it says he abides
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  • in you.
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  • Now notice it says as he teaches
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  • you, abide in him.
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  • That's how you live your
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  • Christian life.
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  • Now, one of the things about
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  • this is because the Holy Spirit
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  • does not shout.
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  • He comes with a still small
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  • voice.
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  • We can be so busy, we can be so
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  • stressed out we don't hear.
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  • In fact, it's interesting we can
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  • make up our mind beforehand
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  • about something, and because we
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  • make up our mind beforehand, we
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  • will not hear what the Spirit is
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  • saying.
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  • Now, one of the places where the
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  • Holy Spirit and his
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  • manifestations are talked about
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  • the most is in the Book of
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  • Corinthians chapter 12, 13, and
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  • 14.
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  • In fact, in the 12th chapter of
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  • 1 Corinthians, it talks about
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  • nine different manifestations of
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  • the Spirit of God and it says
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  • he, the Spirit, gifts to each
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  • one individually as he wills
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  • their spiritual gifts, and the
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  • chapter ends, "But earnestly
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  • desire the best gifts, and yet I
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  • show you a more excellent way."
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  • It's a more excellent way to
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  • move in the power and the
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  • anointing of the Holy Spirit.
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  • He said, "I'm going to show you
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  • a more excellent way."
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  • And then of course 1 Corinthians
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  • 13--everybody knows that.
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  • If you ever go to a wedding--a
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  • Christian wedding, usually they
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  • read about the love chapter.
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  • They take a portion, usually
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  • verses 4 through 8, and they
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  • read those verses about love is
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  • patient, love is kind, and love
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  • doesn't demand its own way,
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  • right?
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  • So that whole chapter is about
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  • love.
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  • And then it--the chapter ends
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  • and says, "Now abide, these
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  • three, faith, hope, and love,
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  • but the greatest of these is
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  • love."
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  • And then the next chapter back
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  • on gifts and the manifestation
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  • and work of the Holy Spirit,
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  • "Pursue love and desire
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  • spiritual gifts."
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  • Now, here's what he's telling
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  • us.
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  • He's telling us that the way to
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  • have the work of the Spirit in
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  • our lives and the gifts of the
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  • Spirit in our lives is to pursue
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  • love.
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  • Now, when the Spirit of God
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  • moves on us, the love of God on
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  • the inside of us begins to
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  • manifest.
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  • It says in Romans 5, verse 5,
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  • "Because the love of God has
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  • been poured out in our hearts by
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  • the Holy Spirit."
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  • Other translations say, "The
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  • love of God has been spread
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  • abroad in our heart by the Holy
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  • Spirit who he's--who he has
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  • given us."
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  • So we have the love of God on
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  • the inside.
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  • Now, all through the New
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  • Testament, you read about Jesus
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  • and this is what it will say:
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  • "He was moved with compassion.
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  • He was moved with compassion.
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  • He was moved with compassion,"
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  • or literally moved by love.
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  • For example, in Mark chapter 1,
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  • "Now a leper came to him,
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  • imploring him, kneeling down
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  • before him and saying, 'If
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  • you're willing, you can make me
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  • clean.'
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  • And Jesus moved with
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  • compassion," or moved with love,
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  • "stretched out his hand and
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  • touched him and said, 'I'm
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  • willing.
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  • Be clean.'
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  • And immediately the leprosy left
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  • him."
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  • Every Christian, the Bible says,
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  • has the love of God shed abroad
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  • in their heart by the Holy
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  • Spirit, and there's times when
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  • that love of God will begin to
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  • rise up.
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  • You might be praying for
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  • somebody, you might be talking
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  • with somebody, you might be the
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  • just thinking about somebody and
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  • all of a sudden this--like this
  • 00:09:07.030 --> 00:09:08.190
  • compassion, this love will just
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  • come over you.
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  • I know I've had it at times
  • 00:09:13.020 --> 00:09:14.010
  • where I'll just literally begin
  • 00:09:14.010 --> 00:09:15.060
  • to cry as I'm praying for
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  • somebody or thinking about
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  • somebody.
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  • And what that is, it's the
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  • compassion of the Lord.
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  • It's the love of God, and the
  • 00:09:23.080 --> 00:09:24.210
  • Bible says that is the way--when
  • 00:09:24.210 --> 00:09:26.160
  • you flow with that love, that's
  • 00:09:26.160 --> 00:09:28.270
  • what brings the power and the
  • 00:09:28.270 --> 00:09:30.290
  • manifestation of the Spirit of
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  • God.
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  • So when that happens--you know,
  • 00:09:34.200 --> 00:09:36.140
  • you feel that love just rise up
  • 00:09:36.140 --> 00:09:37.290
  • on the inside of you, if you
  • 00:09:37.290 --> 00:09:40.120
  • can, talk to the person, pray
  • 00:09:40.120 --> 00:09:42.210
  • with the person, call the
  • 00:09:42.210 --> 00:09:43.270
  • person, email.
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  • Do something.
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  • The Bible says follow, pursue
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  • that love.
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  • That's God leading you and
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  • wanting to use you.
  • 00:09:53.140 --> 00:09:55.140
  • In a way, the Holy Spirit wants
  • 00:09:55.140 --> 00:09:57.060
  • to use you to minister and to
  • 00:09:57.060 --> 00:09:59.140
  • help and to bless, to bring
  • 00:09:59.140 --> 00:10:01.060
  • deliverance, to bring something
  • 00:10:01.060 --> 00:10:02.270
  • into that person's life.
  • 00:10:02.270 --> 00:10:05.040
  • The Bible says that the love of
  • 00:10:05.040 --> 00:10:06.060
  • God has been shed abroad in our
  • 00:10:06.060 --> 00:10:07.290
  • hearts by the Holy Spirit.
  • 00:10:07.290 --> 00:10:10.110
  • I remember years ago listening
  • 00:10:10.110 --> 00:10:11.050
  • to an evangelist, and he was
  • 00:10:11.050 --> 00:10:13.140
  • actually preaching from 1 John
  • 00:10:13.140 --> 00:10:16.010
  • where it says, "Anyone who hates
  • 00:10:16.010 --> 00:10:17.100
  • his brother," it says, "the love
  • 00:10:17.100 --> 00:10:18.230
  • of God does not abide in him."
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  • Well, he was at a particular
  • 00:10:20.290 --> 00:10:21.250
  • church, and the pastor and his
  • 00:10:21.250 --> 00:10:23.170
  • wife asked him to go out to eat
  • 00:10:23.170 --> 00:10:25.280
  • after he preached.
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  • And the pastor's wife says to
  • 00:10:28.020 --> 00:10:29.100
  • him, she says, "You know, you
  • 00:10:29.100 --> 00:10:31.100
  • said that if you hate somebody,
  • 00:10:31.100 --> 00:10:33.230
  • God's love isn't in you and
  • 00:10:33.230 --> 00:10:35.240
  • you're not right with God."
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  • And she said, "Well, I hate my
  • 00:10:37.170 --> 00:10:38.200
  • mother-in-law."
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  • And he said, "Well, if you hate
  • 00:10:42.100 --> 00:10:43.050
  • your mother-in-law, then the
  • 00:10:43.050 --> 00:10:44.280
  • life of God's not in you.
  • 00:10:44.280 --> 00:10:46.140
  • That's what the Bible says.
  • 00:10:46.140 --> 00:10:47.240
  • I didn't say that."
  • 00:10:47.240 --> 00:10:48.200
  • He said, "The Bible says that."
  • 00:10:48.200 --> 00:10:50.050
  • And she said, "Well, I hate my
  • 00:10:50.050 --> 00:10:51.010
  • mother-in-law."
  • 00:10:51.010 --> 00:10:52.060
  • He said, "I want you to look at
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  • me right here.
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  • Be quiet and just look at me,
  • 00:10:55.140 --> 00:10:56.260
  • and I want you to tell me that
  • 00:10:56.260 --> 00:10:58.070
  • you hate your mother-in-law."
  • 00:10:58.070 --> 00:11:00.170
  • And she says, "I hate my
  • 00:11:00.170 --> 00:11:02.000
  • mother-in-law."
  • 00:11:02.000 --> 00:11:04.170
  • And he said, "What's happening
  • 00:11:04.170 --> 00:11:05.150
  • down here?
  • 00:11:05.150 --> 00:11:07.050
  • Because the love of God has been
  • 00:11:07.050 --> 00:11:08.230
  • shed abroad in your heart, in
  • 00:11:08.230 --> 00:11:10.210
  • your spirit."
  • 00:11:10.210 --> 00:11:12.000
  • And she says, "Well, on the
  • 00:11:12.000 --> 00:11:12.250
  • inside, something's like
  • 00:11:12.250 --> 00:11:14.260
  • scratching me."
  • 00:11:14.260 --> 00:11:17.190
  • He says, "Well, that's the love
  • 00:11:17.190 --> 00:11:18.120
  • of God."
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  • He says, "What you're doing is
  • 00:11:19.240 --> 00:11:22.060
  • you are listening to your flesh.
  • 00:11:22.270 --> 00:11:25.270
  • You're listening to your soul."
  • 00:11:25.270 --> 00:11:28.060
  • He said, "But the love of God is
  • 00:11:28.060 --> 00:11:29.170
  • in your heart."
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  • See, the Bible says this in
  • 00:11:31.090 --> 00:11:32.080
  • Ephesians.
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  • It says, "Walk in the Spirit and
  • 00:11:33.170 --> 00:11:35.290
  • you'll not fulfill the lust of
  • 00:11:35.290 --> 00:11:36.290
  • the flesh."
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  • In other words, if you will
  • 00:11:38.200 --> 00:11:39.180
  • listen and live out of your
  • 00:11:39.180 --> 00:11:40.240
  • spirit, you won't go the way of
  • 00:11:40.240 --> 00:11:43.110
  • the world.
  • 00:11:43.110 --> 00:11:44.060
  • You won't follow the flesh, the
  • 00:11:44.060 --> 00:11:45.210
  • world, and the devil.
  • 00:11:45.210 --> 00:11:48.060
  • And so he said, "I just want you
  • 00:11:48.060 --> 00:11:50.200
  • to go and, you know, let me know
  • 00:11:50.200 --> 00:11:52.120
  • how this goes, but you really
  • 00:11:52.120 --> 00:11:53.170
  • don't hate your mother-in-law."
  • 00:11:53.170 --> 00:11:55.110
  • About a few weeks later, she was
  • 00:11:55.110 --> 00:11:56.170
  • with her mother-in-law, came
  • 00:11:56.170 --> 00:11:58.030
  • back and said, "You know, you're
  • 00:11:58.030 --> 00:11:59.070
  • absolutely right."
  • 00:11:59.070 --> 00:12:01.010
  • She said, "I had just taken some
  • 00:12:01.010 --> 00:12:02.150
  • things that she had said and
  • 00:12:02.150 --> 00:12:03.140
  • done and blown them out of
  • 00:12:03.140 --> 00:12:04.250
  • proportion, and the truth is I
  • 00:12:04.250 --> 00:12:07.210
  • really do love my
  • 00:12:07.210 --> 00:12:09.280
  • mother-in-law."
  • 00:12:09.280 --> 00:12:11.020
  • That love of God--how many of
  • 00:12:11.020 --> 00:12:12.290
  • you know you can hate sin but
  • 00:12:12.290 --> 00:12:15.070
  • not the sinner?
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  • You hate the sin, but you love
  • 00:12:17.220 --> 00:12:19.170
  • the person.
  • 00:12:19.170 --> 00:12:21.010
  • The love of God has been shed
  • 00:12:21.010 --> 00:12:23.110
  • abroad in our hearts by the Holy
  • 00:12:23.110 --> 00:12:25.230
  • Spirit.
  • 00:12:25.230 --> 00:12:27.030
  • Now, one of the mistakes that we
  • 00:12:27.030 --> 00:12:29.000
  • often make as Christians is we
  • 00:12:29.000 --> 00:12:31.190
  • think, "Because I'm a Christian
  • 00:12:31.190 --> 00:12:33.240
  • and I love God, I mean, I
  • 00:12:33.240 --> 00:12:35.280
  • worship God, I pray, I read my
  • 00:12:35.280 --> 00:12:38.080
  • Bible, I shouldn't have any
  • 00:12:38.080 --> 00:12:40.120
  • trouble in my life."
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  • But that is not true at all.
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  • In fact, when Jesus is baptized
  • 00:12:46.250 --> 00:12:49.070
  • and the Holy Spirit comes on
  • 00:12:49.070 --> 00:12:50.100
  • him--Matthew 4 says this.
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  • Verse 1, "And Jesus was led by
  • 00:12:53.040 --> 00:12:56.040
  • the Spirit into the wilderness
  • 00:12:56.040 --> 00:12:58.140
  • to be tempted by the devil."
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  • The first thing the Holy Spirit
  • 00:13:01.270 --> 00:13:03.010
  • did was led Jesus to be tempted
  • 00:13:03.130 --> 00:13:06.130
  • to confront the devil.
  • 00:13:07.070 --> 00:13:10.070
  • Somebody said to me, "Well, I
  • 00:13:10.070 --> 00:13:11.280
  • never, you know, have any
  • 00:13:11.280 --> 00:13:12.270
  • problems at all in my life."
  • 00:13:12.270 --> 00:13:14.070
  • And I'm like, "Well, you must
  • 00:13:14.070 --> 00:13:15.010
  • not be doing anything to make
  • 00:13:15.010 --> 00:13:16.020
  • the devil upset.
  • 00:13:16.020 --> 00:13:18.270
  • You just kind of floating along.
  • 00:13:18.270 --> 00:13:20.130
  • He probably figures you're
  • 00:13:20.130 --> 00:13:21.100
  • already in his camp.
  • 00:13:21.100 --> 00:13:23.000
  • No need.
  • 00:13:23.000 --> 00:13:24.100
  • No need."
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  • In Acts 16 and verse 6, Paul and
  • 00:13:29.240 --> 00:13:32.240
  • his team are out and they're
  • 00:13:32.240 --> 00:13:34.040
  • preaching the gospel, and it
  • 00:13:35.040 --> 00:13:38.040
  • says, "And they came to the
  • 00:13:38.040 --> 00:13:39.120
  • region of Galatia and they were
  • 00:13:39.190 --> 00:13:42.190
  • forbidden by the Holy Spirit to
  • 00:13:42.190 --> 00:13:45.100
  • preach the Word in Asia.
  • 00:13:45.200 --> 00:13:48.200
  • And after they had come to
  • 00:13:48.200 --> 00:13:49.250
  • Mysia, they tried to go to
  • 00:13:49.250 --> 00:13:51.110
  • Bithynia, but the Spirit would
  • 00:13:51.110 --> 00:13:53.200
  • not permit them.
  • 00:13:53.200 --> 00:13:56.030
  • So passing by Mysia, they came
  • 00:13:56.030 --> 00:13:57.190
  • to Troas and a vision appeared
  • 00:13:57.190 --> 00:14:00.080
  • to Paul in the night, a man from
  • 00:14:00.080 --> 00:14:01.220
  • Macedonia stood and pleaded with
  • 00:14:01.220 --> 00:14:04.080
  • him saying, 'Come over to
  • 00:14:04.080 --> 00:14:05.150
  • Macedonia and help us.'
  • 00:14:05.150 --> 00:14:07.150
  • And after he had seen the
  • 00:14:07.150 --> 00:14:08.280
  • vision, immediately we sought to
  • 00:14:08.280 --> 00:14:10.160
  • go to Macedonia, concluding that
  • 00:14:10.160 --> 00:14:12.110
  • the Lord had called us to preach
  • 00:14:12.110 --> 00:14:13.290
  • the gospel to them."
  • 00:14:14.290 --> 00:14:17.290
  • So often what Christians do is
  • 00:14:17.290 --> 00:14:20.050
  • we're waiting for something
  • 00:14:20.050 --> 00:14:22.060
  • spectacular.
  • 00:14:22.060 --> 00:14:24.060
  • Notice it says he had a vision
  • 00:14:24.060 --> 00:14:25.180
  • in the night.
  • 00:14:25.180 --> 00:14:26.150
  • We call that a dream by the way,
  • 00:14:26.150 --> 00:14:28.190
  • and in a dream he sees somebody
  • 00:14:28.190 --> 00:14:31.040
  • from Macedonia saying, "Come and
  • 00:14:31.040 --> 00:14:33.080
  • help us."
  • 00:14:33.080 --> 00:14:34.120
  • But notice that, first of all,
  • 00:14:34.270 --> 00:14:37.270
  • they tried to go to Asia, but
  • 00:14:37.270 --> 00:14:39.080
  • the Spirit didn't permit them.
  • 00:14:39.080 --> 00:14:41.140
  • They were forbidden by the
  • 00:14:41.140 --> 00:14:42.060
  • Spirit.
  • 00:14:42.060 --> 00:14:43.080
  • Then they tried to go to
  • 00:14:43.080 --> 00:14:44.230
  • Bithynia and the Spirit didn't
  • 00:14:44.230 --> 00:14:46.130
  • permit them.
  • 00:14:46.130 --> 00:14:47.290
  • They were not just sitting back,
  • 00:14:47.290 --> 00:14:50.040
  • saying, "Oh, God, what do you
  • 00:14:50.040 --> 00:14:51.110
  • want me to do?"
  • 00:14:51.110 --> 00:14:52.240
  • They were doing something.
  • 00:14:52.240 --> 00:14:55.160
  • Jesus had already said, "Go into
  • 00:14:55.160 --> 00:14:56.250
  • all the world and preach the
  • 00:14:56.250 --> 00:14:57.230
  • gospel."
  • 00:14:57.230 --> 00:14:59.080
  • And so they were going.
  • 00:14:59.080 --> 00:15:01.180
  • See, here's what most Christians
  • 00:15:01.180 --> 00:15:02.240
  • do.
  • 00:15:02.240 --> 00:15:04.110
  • Most Christians, wherever they
  • 00:15:04.110 --> 00:15:06.060
  • are in life, they assume they
  • 00:15:06.060 --> 00:15:08.080
  • have a red light and they're
  • 00:15:08.080 --> 00:15:10.080
  • waiting for God to show them to
  • 00:15:10.080 --> 00:15:11.200
  • do something, but the truth is
  • 00:15:11.200 --> 00:15:14.190
  • you have a green light.
  • 00:15:14.210 --> 00:15:17.210
  • Start moving.
  • 00:15:17.210 --> 00:15:18.290
  • Start doing something, all
  • 00:15:18.290 --> 00:15:20.150
  • right?
  • 00:15:20.150 --> 00:15:21.100
  • And if you're moving in the
  • 00:15:21.100 --> 00:15:22.030
  • wrong direction, then God gives
  • 00:15:22.030 --> 00:15:23.150
  • you a red light.
  • 00:15:24.000 --> 00:15:27.000
  • See, they weren't waiting.
  • 00:15:27.000 --> 00:15:29.110
  • They tried to go to Asia, they
  • 00:15:29.110 --> 00:15:31.160
  • tried to go to Bithynia, and
  • 00:15:31.160 --> 00:15:34.020
  • then God gave them direction.
  • 00:15:34.020 --> 00:15:36.110
  • Now, the vision said, "Come over
  • 00:15:36.140 --> 00:15:39.140
  • here and help us."
  • 00:15:39.140 --> 00:15:40.080
  • They get there, and in a very
  • 00:15:40.080 --> 00:15:42.030
  • short time they're in prison.
  • 00:15:42.030 --> 00:15:45.030
  • They're beaten.
  • 00:15:45.030 --> 00:15:46.250
  • Were they in the will of God?
  • 00:15:46.250 --> 00:15:48.270
  • Yes, they were.
  • 00:15:48.270 --> 00:15:49.240
  • They were right in the middle of
  • 00:15:49.240 --> 00:15:51.240
  • God's will, but yet they're
  • 00:15:51.240 --> 00:15:53.250
  • thrown in prison, they're
  • 00:15:53.250 --> 00:15:55.010
  • beaten, they're in a dungeon.
  • 00:15:55.010 --> 00:15:57.210
  • And most Christians they go,
  • 00:15:57.210 --> 00:15:59.020
  • "Man, if I'm in the will of God,
  • 00:15:59.020 --> 00:16:00.270
  • I shouldn't have any trouble."
  • 00:16:00.270 --> 00:16:02.160
  • No, no, no, no, no.
  • 00:16:02.160 --> 00:16:04.030
  • When you're in the will of
  • 00:16:04.030 --> 00:16:04.240
  • God--Jesus said, "In this world,
  • 00:16:04.240 --> 00:16:06.070
  • you will have tribulation."
  • 00:16:06.070 --> 00:16:08.110
  • It's going to be here.
  • 00:16:08.110 --> 00:16:10.200
  • So don't think that because
  • 00:16:10.200 --> 00:16:12.280
  • there's problems, you're out of
  • 00:16:12.280 --> 00:16:15.040
  • the will of God.
  • 00:16:15.040 --> 00:16:16.130
  • That is--that should not be the
  • 00:16:16.130 --> 00:16:18.090
  • way to determine if you're in
  • 00:16:18.090 --> 00:16:20.090
  • the will of God or not.
  • 00:16:20.090 --> 00:16:21.220
  • Notice the Spirit didn't permit
  • 00:16:21.220 --> 00:16:22.290
  • them.
  • 00:16:22.290 --> 00:16:24.230
  • I think that's very interesting.
  • 00:16:24.230 --> 00:16:26.170
  • So they were in the middle of
  • 00:16:26.170 --> 00:16:27.280
  • the will of God and quickly
  • 00:16:27.280 --> 00:16:30.070
  • found themselves in prison.
  • 00:16:30.070 --> 00:16:32.120
  • Now, there is a small book, not
  • 00:16:32.280 --> 00:16:35.280
  • really super small, but a book
  • 00:16:35.280 --> 00:16:37.140
  • in the Bible called Nehemiah.
  • 00:16:37.140 --> 00:16:40.120
  • The name Nehemiah means
  • 00:16:40.120 --> 00:16:43.020
  • comforter and he really is a
  • 00:16:43.020 --> 00:16:45.270
  • type of the Holy Spirit, and he
  • 00:16:45.270 --> 00:16:48.260
  • goes to Jerusalem with the
  • 00:16:48.260 --> 00:16:51.030
  • distinct purpose of rebuilding
  • 00:16:52.030 --> 00:16:55.030
  • the walls of Jerusalem, and it's
  • 00:16:55.050 --> 00:16:58.050
  • really a picture of the Holy
  • 00:16:58.050 --> 00:17:01.030
  • Spirit rebuilding the walls in
  • 00:17:01.030 --> 00:17:03.120
  • our broken lives and building
  • 00:17:03.120 --> 00:17:05.220
  • the kingdom of God.
  • 00:17:05.220 --> 00:17:07.200
  • But it says this: "So it was
  • 00:17:07.200 --> 00:17:09.120
  • from that time on that half of
  • 00:17:09.120 --> 00:17:11.040
  • my servants worked at
  • 00:17:11.040 --> 00:17:12.230
  • construction while the other
  • 00:17:12.230 --> 00:17:14.230
  • half held the spears, the
  • 00:17:14.230 --> 00:17:17.080
  • swords, the bows, the whole
  • 00:17:17.080 --> 00:17:19.070
  • armor, and the leaders were
  • 00:17:19.070 --> 00:17:20.220
  • behind all the house of Judah.
  • 00:17:20.220 --> 00:17:22.230
  • Those who built on the wall and
  • 00:17:22.230 --> 00:17:24.060
  • those who carried burdens loaded
  • 00:17:24.060 --> 00:17:26.020
  • themselves so that with one hand
  • 00:17:26.020 --> 00:17:28.000
  • they worked at construction and
  • 00:17:28.000 --> 00:17:30.250
  • the other they held a weapon.
  • 00:17:30.250 --> 00:17:33.110
  • Every one of the builders had
  • 00:17:33.110 --> 00:17:34.110
  • his sword girded at his side as
  • 00:17:34.110 --> 00:17:35.280
  • he built.
  • 00:17:35.280 --> 00:17:37.090
  • And when they sounded the
  • 00:17:37.090 --> 00:17:38.070
  • trumpet, which was besides me,
  • 00:17:38.070 --> 00:17:39.260
  • everyone would come running."
  • 00:17:39.260 --> 00:17:41.110
  • Now, they're building the walls,
  • 00:17:41.110 --> 00:17:43.170
  • but in one hand they've got a
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  • sword and on the other hand
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  • they're building.
  • 00:17:46.270 --> 00:17:48.250
  • That really is a picture of the
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  • Christian life.
  • 00:17:51.050 --> 00:17:52.210
  • The Bible says, "The kingdom of
  • 00:17:52.210 --> 00:17:54.080
  • God suffers violence, and the
  • 00:17:54.160 --> 00:17:57.160
  • violent take it by force."
  • 00:17:58.010 --> 00:18:01.030
  • Paul said, "Fight the good fight
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  • of faith."
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  • What he's saying, he's saying
  • 00:18:05.140 --> 00:18:06.090
  • the Christian life, it's a
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  • fight.
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  • From the womb to the tomb as a
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  • believer, you are going to be in
  • 00:18:10.180 --> 00:18:13.000
  • spiritual warfare.
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  • "Fight the good fight of faith."
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  • And let me just conclude by
  • 00:18:18.030 --> 00:18:20.020
  • mentioning some of the weapons
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  • that we've been given to fight
  • 00:18:21.180 --> 00:18:22.230
  • that fight.
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  • First of all is the Word of God.
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  • Every time Satan came and
  • 00:18:26.010 --> 00:18:27.140
  • tempted Jesus, Jesus said the
  • 00:18:27.140 --> 00:18:29.080
  • same thing: "It is written.
  • 00:18:29.080 --> 00:18:31.070
  • It is written.
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  • It is written."
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  • It is called the sword of the
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  • Spirit.
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  • It is the only piece of, how
  • 00:18:37.160 --> 00:18:40.110
  • would we say it, aggressive
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  • armor that we have.
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  • Offensive armor is the sword of
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  • the Spirit.
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  • Secondly, there is the blood of
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  • Jesus.
  • 00:18:48.210 --> 00:18:50.060
  • The Bible says in 1 Peter 1,
  • 00:18:50.060 --> 00:18:52.060
  • "That you weren't redeemed with
  • 00:18:52.060 --> 00:18:53.040
  • corruptible things, like silver
  • 00:18:53.040 --> 00:18:54.100
  • and gold, from the vain
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  • tradition received by the
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  • tradition of your fathers, but
  • 00:18:57.140 --> 00:18:58.260
  • with the precious blood of Jesus
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  • as of a lamb without spot and
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  • without blemish."
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  • The blood of Jesus is what
  • 00:19:07.100 --> 00:19:09.230
  • redeemed you.
  • 00:19:09.230 --> 00:19:11.060
  • It took you out of the kingdom
  • 00:19:11.060 --> 00:19:12.140
  • of darkness into the kingdom of
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  • the Son of his love.
  • 00:19:15.080 --> 00:19:18.080
  • In the Old Testament they would
  • 00:19:18.080 --> 00:19:19.030
  • bring the priests to the temple,
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  • and the Bible says they put
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  • blood on his right ear lobe and
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  • blood on his right thumb and
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  • blood on his right toe, and then
  • 00:19:25.040 --> 00:19:27.250
  • they took oil, the Holy Spirit.
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  • They applied the oil on top of
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  • the blood on his ear, on top of
  • 00:19:35.020 --> 00:19:37.080
  • the blood on his thumb, on top
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  • of the blood on his foot.
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  • The blood was there so
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  • everything you hear, everything
  • 00:19:43.160 --> 00:19:45.100
  • you touch, and every place you
  • 00:19:45.100 --> 00:19:47.110
  • go is under the blood; but the
  • 00:19:47.110 --> 00:19:50.090
  • oil is there representing the
  • 00:19:50.090 --> 00:19:52.100
  • Holy Spirit to let you know that
  • 00:19:52.100 --> 00:19:54.240
  • everything that you hear,
  • 00:19:54.240 --> 00:19:56.270
  • everything that you do, and
  • 00:19:56.270 --> 00:19:58.160
  • every place that you go, the
  • 00:19:58.160 --> 00:20:00.010
  • Holy Spirit is there to anoint
  • 00:20:00.010 --> 00:20:02.030
  • you and to deliver you.
  • 00:20:02.040 --> 00:20:05.040
  • The name of Jesus.
  • 00:20:05.040 --> 00:20:06.280
  • The Bible says in Philippians
  • 00:20:06.280 --> 00:20:07.250
  • chapter 2 that Jesus has been
  • 00:20:08.290 --> 00:20:11.290
  • given a name above every name,
  • 00:20:11.290 --> 00:20:14.160
  • he's been highly exalted, that
  • 00:20:14.160 --> 00:20:16.060
  • at the name of Jesus every knee
  • 00:20:16.060 --> 00:20:17.150
  • should bow, of those in heaven,
  • 00:20:17.150 --> 00:20:18.280
  • those on earth, and those under
  • 00:20:18.280 --> 00:20:19.290
  • the earth.
  • 00:20:19.290 --> 00:20:20.280
  • In three worlds, Jesus' name
  • 00:20:21.110 --> 00:20:24.110
  • demands attention: in heaven,
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  • and on earth, and in the demonic
  • 00:20:26.210 --> 00:20:28.080
  • realm.
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  • All three worlds, his name is
  • 00:20:29.200 --> 00:20:31.150
  • above every name.
  • 00:20:31.150 --> 00:20:33.080
  • Now, I want to ask a question.
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  • And this is not a--to be a trick
  • 00:20:35.090 --> 00:20:36.220
  • question, but it's just to help
  • 00:20:36.220 --> 00:20:38.180
  • us grab hold of this.
  • 00:20:38.180 --> 00:20:40.060
  • What is the great commandment?
  • 00:20:40.060 --> 00:20:42.240
  • What is his commandment?
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  • Don't shout it out.
  • 00:20:44.200 --> 00:20:45.160
  • But just in your mind, what is
  • 00:20:45.160 --> 00:20:46.140
  • his commandment?
  • 00:20:46.140 --> 00:20:48.070
  • Now, the answer is found in
  • 00:20:48.070 --> 00:20:50.060
  • 1 John 3, verse 23.
  • 00:20:50.060 --> 00:20:52.120
  • Says, "And this is his
  • 00:20:52.120 --> 00:20:53.220
  • commandment, that we should
  • 00:20:53.220 --> 00:20:55.220
  • believe on the name of his Son
  • 00:20:56.210 --> 00:20:59.210
  • Jesus Christ and love one
  • 00:20:59.210 --> 00:21:01.260
  • another, even as he gave us
  • 00:21:01.260 --> 00:21:03.260
  • commandment."
  • 00:21:03.260 --> 00:21:05.060
  • There is one commandment with
  • 00:21:05.060 --> 00:21:06.130
  • two parts.
  • 00:21:06.130 --> 00:21:08.220
  • One part is to believe in the
  • 00:21:08.220 --> 00:21:10.030
  • name, literally that Jesus gave
  • 00:21:11.020 --> 00:21:14.020
  • the church his name.
  • 00:21:14.020 --> 00:21:16.010
  • He gave us power of attorney to
  • 00:21:16.010 --> 00:21:18.100
  • use his name.
  • 00:21:18.120 --> 00:21:21.120
  • That's why in the Book of Acts
  • 00:21:21.120 --> 00:21:23.140
  • and all through the epistles,
  • 00:21:23.140 --> 00:21:24.180
  • you find that the name of Jesus
  • 00:21:24.180 --> 00:21:26.010
  • is exalted, that they would
  • 00:21:26.010 --> 00:21:27.250
  • confront the enemy, demonic
  • 00:21:27.250 --> 00:21:29.230
  • spirits in the name of Jesus.
  • 00:21:29.230 --> 00:21:32.190
  • So the commandment is one with
  • 00:21:32.190 --> 00:21:35.060
  • two parts.
  • 00:21:35.060 --> 00:21:36.110
  • Believe in the name.
  • 00:21:36.110 --> 00:21:37.280
  • Believe in the name.
  • 00:21:37.280 --> 00:21:38.290
  • Now, there is a difference
  • 00:21:38.290 --> 00:21:40.230
  • between believing in the person
  • 00:21:40.230 --> 00:21:42.240
  • and believing in the name.
  • 00:21:43.150 --> 00:21:46.150
  • Now, when Jeanie and I got
  • 00:21:46.150 --> 00:21:48.140
  • married, she took my name and
  • 00:21:50.000 --> 00:21:53.000
  • the next day she could go to the
  • 00:21:53.000 --> 00:21:54.250
  • bank and get all the money I
  • 00:21:54.250 --> 00:21:56.170
  • had.
  • 00:21:56.170 --> 00:21:59.100
  • But she couldn't go, "Hey, hey,
  • 00:21:59.100 --> 00:22:00.250
  • this is Jeanie Applegarth."
  • 00:22:00.280 --> 00:22:03.280
  • No.
  • 00:22:03.280 --> 00:22:04.170
  • She had to use that new name
  • 00:22:04.170 --> 00:22:06.130
  • that had been given to her.
  • 00:22:06.130 --> 00:22:08.290
  • She had to be Jeanie Vander
  • 00:22:08.290 --> 00:22:10.070
  • Klok.
  • 00:22:10.070 --> 00:22:11.230
  • So often we have faith in Jesus,
  • 00:22:11.230 --> 00:22:14.230
  • but we don't have faith in his
  • 00:22:14.230 --> 00:22:15.190
  • name.
  • 00:22:15.190 --> 00:22:17.260
  • He has given you his name to
  • 00:22:17.260 --> 00:22:19.100
  • use.
  • 00:22:19.100 --> 00:22:21.100
  • He has given you the power of
  • 00:22:21.100 --> 00:22:22.210
  • attorney.
  • 00:22:22.210 --> 00:22:23.170
  • That's why the Bible says to
  • 00:22:23.170 --> 00:22:24.150
  • believe in the name of his Son.
  • 00:22:24.170 --> 00:22:27.170
  • And then other weapons that we
  • 00:22:27.170 --> 00:22:29.190
  • have, praise.
  • 00:22:29.190 --> 00:22:32.000
  • Jesus said--he actually quoted
  • 00:22:32.000 --> 00:22:34.110
  • Psalms 8 and verse 2.
  • 00:22:34.110 --> 00:22:36.220
  • Says, "Out of the mouth of
  • 00:22:36.220 --> 00:22:37.210
  • babes and nursing infants, you
  • 00:22:37.210 --> 00:22:38.290
  • have ordained praise--ordained
  • 00:22:38.290 --> 00:22:41.230
  • strength."
  • 00:22:41.230 --> 00:22:42.190
  • Jesus said perfected praise,
  • 00:22:42.190 --> 00:22:45.060
  • perfected praise.
  • 00:22:45.060 --> 00:22:46.060
  • "Because of your enemy, that you
  • 00:22:46.060 --> 00:22:48.010
  • may silence the enemy and the
  • 00:22:48.010 --> 00:22:49.150
  • avenger."
  • 00:22:49.150 --> 00:22:51.010
  • Literally, Jesus is saying that
  • 00:22:51.010 --> 00:22:53.070
  • when you and I begin to praise
  • 00:22:53.070 --> 00:22:54.170
  • God, it is a spiritual weapon
  • 00:22:54.170 --> 00:22:56.260
  • that silences the enemy, the
  • 00:22:56.260 --> 00:22:59.050
  • devil, and the avenger.
  • 00:22:59.050 --> 00:23:01.120
  • When Hezekiah was confronted
  • 00:23:01.120 --> 00:23:03.050
  • with three armies coming at him,
  • 00:23:03.050 --> 00:23:05.290
  • he put the choir in front and
  • 00:23:05.290 --> 00:23:07.190
  • sent them to fight the battle,
  • 00:23:07.190 --> 00:23:09.060
  • and they begin to sing and says
  • 00:23:09.060 --> 00:23:10.290
  • praise the Lord for his mercy
  • 00:23:10.290 --> 00:23:12.160
  • endures forever.
  • 00:23:12.160 --> 00:23:13.260
  • When they begin to praise God,
  • 00:23:13.260 --> 00:23:15.030
  • the Bible says God smote the
  • 00:23:15.030 --> 00:23:16.060
  • enemy.
  • 00:23:16.060 --> 00:23:17.240
  • They didn't even need to fight
  • 00:23:17.240 --> 00:23:18.240
  • the battle.
  • 00:23:18.240 --> 00:23:20.010
  • Praise is a weapon.
  • 00:23:20.010 --> 00:23:22.160
  • And then lastly, our confession.
  • 00:23:22.280 --> 00:23:25.280
  • Revelation 12, verse 11, "And
  • 00:23:25.280 --> 00:23:27.190
  • they," that's us, "overcome
  • 00:23:27.190 --> 00:23:30.110
  • him," that's the devil and
  • 00:23:30.110 --> 00:23:31.260
  • everything he brings, "by the
  • 00:23:31.260 --> 00:23:33.130
  • blood of the lamb and the word
  • 00:23:33.130 --> 00:23:36.050
  • of your testimony."
  • 00:23:36.050 --> 00:23:37.200
  • Your testimony, your confession.
  • 00:23:37.200 --> 00:23:40.090
  • Romans 10:8, "But what does
  • 00:23:40.090 --> 00:23:42.210
  • faith say?
  • 00:23:42.210 --> 00:23:44.260
  • 'The Word is near you.'"
  • 00:23:44.260 --> 00:23:47.040
  • The word of salvation, the word
  • 00:23:47.040 --> 00:23:48.270
  • of deliverance, the word of
  • 00:23:48.270 --> 00:23:50.060
  • victory, the word of healing is
  • 00:23:50.060 --> 00:23:52.210
  • near you.
  • 00:23:52.210 --> 00:23:53.200
  • "It's in your mouth and in your
  • 00:23:53.200 --> 00:23:56.120
  • heart, even the word of faith
  • 00:23:56.120 --> 00:23:58.200
  • which we preach."
  • 00:23:58.200 --> 00:23:59.250
  • - Duane: If this message has
  • 00:23:59.250 --> 00:24:00.190
  • touched your heart and you've
  • 00:24:00.190 --> 00:24:02.290
  • realized, you know, "I'm not
  • 00:24:02.290 --> 00:24:04.030
  • where I should be with God," or,
  • 00:24:04.030 --> 00:24:05.140
  • "I don't know where I stand with
  • 00:24:05.140 --> 00:24:06.200
  • God, I'm not right with God," I
  • 00:24:06.200 --> 00:24:08.160
  • want to invite you to pray a
  • 00:24:08.160 --> 00:24:09.210
  • prayer with me, a prayer to
  • 00:24:09.210 --> 00:24:11.110
  • surrender your life to Jesus and
  • 00:24:11.110 --> 00:24:13.090
  • to receive the forgiveness that
  • 00:24:13.090 --> 00:24:15.000
  • he has for you.
  • 00:24:15.000 --> 00:24:16.120
  • Would you bow your head?
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  • Make these words your own.
  • 00:24:17.230 --> 00:24:19.080
  • Pray this from your heart, say,
  • 00:24:19.080 --> 00:24:20.090
  • "Oh, God, I believe that Jesus
  • 00:24:20.090 --> 00:24:23.000
  • died on the cross, I believe his
  • 00:24:23.000 --> 00:24:25.030
  • blood paid for my sins, and I
  • 00:24:25.030 --> 00:24:27.100
  • believe that he rose again and I
  • 00:24:27.100 --> 00:24:30.050
  • give him all of my heart and all
  • 00:24:30.050 --> 00:24:32.210
  • of my life.
  • 00:24:32.210 --> 00:24:34.060
  • I surrender, I hold nothing
  • 00:24:34.060 --> 00:24:35.220
  • back, and I receive the
  • 00:24:35.220 --> 00:24:37.180
  • forgiveness that you have for
  • 00:24:37.180 --> 00:24:39.160
  • me.
  • 00:24:39.160 --> 00:24:40.210
  • And I thank you you've heard my
  • 00:24:40.210 --> 00:24:41.190
  • prayer, that I'm forgiven, that
  • 00:24:41.190 --> 00:24:44.000
  • I'm a part of your family today
  • 00:24:44.000 --> 00:24:47.000
  • and forever in Jesus' name.
  • 00:24:47.000 --> 00:24:49.160
  • Amen."
  • 00:24:49.160 --> 00:24:50.250
  • You know, if you prayed that
  • 00:24:50.250 --> 00:24:51.180
  • prayer from your heart, God
  • 00:24:51.180 --> 00:24:53.070
  • heard that prayer.
  • 00:24:53.070 --> 00:24:54.100
  • In fact, the Bible says whoever
  • 00:24:54.100 --> 00:24:55.170
  • calls on the name of the Lord
  • 00:24:55.170 --> 00:24:56.280
  • will be saved, and we have just
  • 00:24:56.280 --> 00:24:59.040
  • called on his name the way the
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  • Bible shows us to.
  • 00:25:00.210 --> 00:25:02.000
  • If you prayed that from your
  • 00:25:02.000 --> 00:25:03.000
  • heart, you are saved, forgiven,
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