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  • female: Merry Christmas, andthank you for watching today.
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  • I pray that the message you'reabout to hear will empower you
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  • to use your voice, help changethe way you think, and refresh
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  • your spirit.
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  • I want to encourage you tocontact us if you're in need
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  • of prayer.
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  • Christmas is a time to reflecton the birth of Jesus, but we
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  • can't reflect on his birthwithout remembering why he came
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  • in the first place.
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  • Today, Pastor Duane is going tobe starting in Genesis with Adam
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  • and how Adam relates to Jesus.
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  • Let's take a look at today'smessage: "Redemption's Story."
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  • Duane Vander Klok: Today, I wantto bring you a message that I've
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  • simply entitled "Redemption'sStory."
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  • So it's Christmastime, so we'regonna get to why we
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  • have Christmas.
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  • Back in the beginning, the bookof Genesis, the book of
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  • beginnings, has about one thirdof human history in this book.
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  • And really, withoutunderstanding Genesis, we don't
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  • understand God's plan.
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  • We don't understand what's evenhappening in the earth today.
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  • So it says in verse 26 ofchapter 1: "Let Us make man in
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  • Our image, according to hislikeness; and let them
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  • have dominion."
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  • See, you were created by God forthe purpose of having dominion.
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  • In fact, that dominion really isdominion that God gave to man
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  • on earth.
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  • In fact, in Psalms 8, it says,"You have made him to have
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  • dominion over all the works ofYour hand."
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  • So I want you to turn tosomebody and just say, "I was
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  • created to have dominion."
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  • Now, you were created to havedominion over the earth.
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  • Let me just say this: youweren't created to have dominion
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  • over another person.
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  • In fact, that is a spiritualperversion.
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  • It says in Ecclesiastes 8, "Noone has authority over the
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  • spirit to restrain the spirit."
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  • So it's not having dominion overanother person, but you were
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  • created to have dominion overthe planet Earth.
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  • All right, when God created man,he breathes into him the breath
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  • of life and he becomes a livingsoul, or an immortal soul.
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  • So what that means is, Godcreated all these animals, but
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  • then he created man.
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  • And what he did different withman is he breathed his own
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  • breath into him and he became animmortal, a living, soul.
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  • So his soul is going to liveforever and ever and ever
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  • and ever.
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  • So, really, we can say somethinglike this-- I want you to think
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  • of yourself this way-- is youare a hybrid being.
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  • So you are not only in thephysical realm, but because you
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  • are a spirit, you also move inthe spiritual realm.
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  • So you move in the naturalrealm, but you're a hybrid
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  • being, because you don't justmove in this physical natural
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  • realm, you move in the spiritualrealm.
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  • That's how God created you.
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  • And he said to man-- and when hecreated him, he put him in the
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  • garden, Genesis 2:15, "To tend,to guard, and to keep it."
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  • To tend, to guard, and to keepit.
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  • Now, the reason that he had toguard and keep was because there
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  • is a devil, and that-- thedevil, by the way, was a
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  • created being.
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  • In fact, in the beginning-- infact, it says in Ezekiel 28,
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  • speaking of him, he says, "Youwere perfect in all your ways
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  • from the day you were created,until iniquity was found
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  • in you."
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  • Now, somebody said, did Godcreate iniquity?
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  • No, there was always a choice todo evil, there was always
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  • the possibility.
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  • But the devil decided to go thatway, and Adam and-- Adam and
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  • Eve, excuse me.
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  • Satan comes and tempts them,they bow their knee to Satan,
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  • they fall to the temptation.
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  • The results have beencatastrophic for the human race.
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  • The very first thing we find isGod comes to speak with them,
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  • God comes to fellowship withthem, because God would come and
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  • walk and talk with them everyday.
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  • But once they had sinned, theBible says they hid themselves.
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  • And God said, "Hey, where youat?"
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  • And he said, "Well, I'm hidingbecause I'm afraid, I'm afraid."
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  • You know, fear, sin, entered theworld, and when sin came, it
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  • broke man's relationship withGod, and man began to hide
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  • from God.
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  • Sin, death, sickness, disease,war, pestilence, famine, every
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  • evil thing that you and I couldthink of-- it came into the
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  • world because Adam and Eve bowedtheir knee to Satan and he took
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  • their dominion.
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  • He took their authority and he'sbeen operating on it ever since.
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  • And the world, as beautiful asit is in many ways-- how many of
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  • you know there's a mess outthere?
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  • It is because of the sway, thepower, the control of the evil
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  • one, all right.
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  • Now, in a lot of ways, we cansay that the whole Bible is
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  • written about two people andtheir effect on humanity, and
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  • they both have the same name.
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  • The first was married to a womannamed Eve and lived in a garden.
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  • His name's Adam.
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  • How many know he messed up?
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  • And his mess-up has affectedevery one of us.
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  • But in 1 Corinthians 15, inverse 45, it says, "The first
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  • man Adam became a living being.
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  • The last Adam, the last Adam,became a life-giving spirit."
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  • Now, the last Adam is a name theBible gives to Jesus.
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  • Because the first Adamrepresented you in everything
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  • that he did, but the last Adam,Jesus, also represents you in
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  • the things that he did.
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  • But what happens, veryinterestingly, is when Adam and
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  • Eve sin, God speaks, and thisis-- really, it's the first
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  • prophecy in the Bible.
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  • And God says, "I will put enmityBetween you and the woman,
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  • between your seed and her Seedand he," that's her seed, "shall
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  • bruise your head, And you shallbruise His heel."
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  • So, literally, God said, thereis somebody coming, and that--
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  • God names him the Seed of thewoman.
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  • Now, he's called the Seed of thewoman because when he comes he
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  • will have no earthly father.
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  • It's only-- the only father thathe's going to have is going to
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  • be God, and the Bible says theHoly Spirit will overshadow her.
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  • So, God said the Seed of thewoman is going to come, and when
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  • the Seed of the woman comes,he's going to crush your head,
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  • which is an old oriental termsimply meaning "will take
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  • your authority."
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  • Well, when God said that, it waskinda like he gave the devil an
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  • Excedrin headache.
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  • The devil had thought, "Look, Ijust won this great victory,"
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  • and immediately God says, "It'stemporary.
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  • Someone's going to come: theSeed of the woman."
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  • Let me remind you, the prophetAmos said this: "Surely the Lord
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  • God does nothing, Unless Hereveals His secrets to His
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  • servants the prophets."
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  • God always says it--has it saidfirst.
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  • And he said, right away, theseed of the woman is going
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  • to come.
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  • The devil heard and, literally,fear came into the devil's
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  • heart, all right.
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  • And the Bible says this, inHebrews chapter 2, about Jesus:
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  • "Inasmuch as the children havepartaken of flesh and blood,"
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  • that's you and me, we live inflesh and blood bodies, "He
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  • Himself likewise shared in thesame, that through death He
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  • might destroy him that had thepower of death, that is, the
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  • devil, and release those whothrough fear of death were all
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  • their lifetime subject tobondage."
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  • Now, notice it says that Jesuscame to destroy him who had the
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  • power of death, that's thedevil.
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  • The power of death includessickness and disease and war and
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  • famine and pestilence, everyevil thing that you and I can
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  • think of.
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  • Now, God said, first of all,that that was going to come
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  • through the seed of the woman,but the devil was constantly
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  • trying to destroy the seed.
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  • Genesis 6: "Now the sons of Godsaw the daughters of men, that
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  • they were beautiful; and theytook wives for themselves of all
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  • whom they chose.
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  • And there were giants on theearth in those days, also
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  • afterwards, when the sons of Godcame in to the daughters of men
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  • and they bore children to them.
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  • And they were mighty men whowere of old, men of renown."
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  • Now, some of you, this is gonnabe the first time that you've
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  • heard this; some of you, this isgonna be old.
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  • But this is-- in early churchhistory this was undisputed,
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  • that when it's referring here tothe sons of God, it's referring
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  • to angels.
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  • And they came and theyintermingled with humanity.
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  • And notice it says "they weremighty men of old," other
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  • translations say "the heroes ofold."
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  • Moffatt's translation, Darby'stranslation, "the heroes."
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  • How many remember what a herowas in Greek mythology?
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  • About five of us, all right.
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  • A hero in Greek mythology waswhen a god would have
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  • relationships with a woman, andthe offspring were half god and
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  • half human.
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  • So what happened here was fallenangels took women, had children,
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  • and they were the heroes of old.
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  • You know, you look at Greekmythology, you think, "Ah, just
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  • a bunch of mythology."
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  • Well, there was some-- somegrain of truth in what
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  • happened there.
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  • In fact, when God chooses Noah--
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  • this is-- it'sreally interesting.
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  • It says that God saw that his--he was "perfect in his
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  • generations," literally, in hisDNA.
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  • He was perfect in his DNA.
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  • He was 100% human, there was nocorruption.
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  • Jude chapter 1, verse 6: "Andthe angel didn't keep their
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  • proper domain, but left theirown abode, He's reserved in
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  • everlasting chains underdarkness for the judgment of the
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  • great day; As or like Sodom andGomorrah, the cities around them
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  • in similar manner to these,having given themselves over to
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  • sexual immorality, gone afterstrange flesh, are set forth as
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  • an example, suffering thevengeance of eternal fire."
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  • So Noah is perfect in his DNA.
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  • He was unaffected by this attackof the devil to contaminate
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  • humanity so the Seed of thewoman could never be born.
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  • So, first of all, God taxhuman-- excuse me, God-- the
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  • devil attacks humanity, heattacks women.
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  • But then God gave moreinformation about what was going
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  • to happen or how the Seed of thewoman was going to come.
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  • And the next thing God spokeabout the Seed of the woman was
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  • that this Seed would be throughone of the descendants
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  • of Abraham.
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  • And all of you know Genesischapter 12, verses 2 and 3, the
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  • most important verses in theentire Old Testament.
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  • Say this: "God has said toAbraham, I will make you a great
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  • nation; I will bless you.
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  • I'll make your name great.
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  • You'll be a blessing.
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  • I'll bless those who bless you,I'll curse those who curse you."
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  • And once again, that is reallyGod's foreign policy
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  • right there.
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  • He blesses those who blessIsrael, he curses those who
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  • curse Israel, and he says, "Andin you all the families of the
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  • earth will be blessed."
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  • Now, this is a messianicprophecy.
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  • God's saying the seed of thewoman is going to come through
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  • the lineage of Abraham.
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  • And then God begins to evenbring it down a little more, and
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  • he says it's going to be fromthe tribe of Judah.
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  • And then he says it's going tobe a descendant of David.
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  • Now, I think it's reallyinteresting that God tells
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  • Abraham, "I'm gonna give you theland."
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  • How many of you have realizedthe most controversial piece of
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  • real estate in the world rightnow is Israel?
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  • Why?
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  • Because God said "I'm gonna giveyou the land" as part of the
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  • promise through which theMessiah would come.
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  • Now, how many of you realize--well, Jesus said it this way: he
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  • said, "Salvation is of theJews."
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  • Salvation is of the Jews.
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  • In other words, we are broughtinto what God was doing through
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  • Abraham and his descendants.
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  • And that, literally, is thereason the devil hates the
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  • Jewish people so much.
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  • Somebody said, well, I thoughtit had to do with just a piece
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  • of land over there, andsomething that was going on, but
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  • with the Palestinians or theArabs and the Jewish people.
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  • Look, Ezekiel 35, verse 5 says,"Because you've had an ancient
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  • hatred, and have shed the bloodof the children of Israel by the
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  • power of the sword at the timeof their calamity."
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  • The hatred of the Jewish peoplewas ancient 2.700 years ago.
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  • Anybody the devil would
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  • see and he thought they might bethe seed of the woman, it put a
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  • fear inside of him, and heconstantly was trying to
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  • eliminate them.
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  • Now, you know, we don't need togo very far back to where-- just
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  • in, what, 70, 75, 80 years ago,we had Adolf Hitler and the
  • 00:14:35.257 --> 00:14:41.463
  • German people trying toeliminate the Jews, why?
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  • Because God has promises to themthat he still has to fulfill.
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  • Isaiah 7: "Therefore, the LordHimself will give you a sign,
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  • and a virgin shall conceive andbear a Son, and you will call
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  • his name Immanuel," which meansGod with us.
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  • Now, I think it's reallyinteresting that as much as the
  • 00:15:03.352 --> 00:15:05.988
  • devil is trying to destroy God'splan, he doesn't really
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  • understand what God is up to.
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  • In fact, in 1 Corinthianschapter 2 and verse 8, it says,
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  • "Which none of the rulers ofthis age knew."
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  • Now, he's not talking about aearthly ruler, but a
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  • demonic ruler.
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  • "For if they would have known,they would have never crucified
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  • the Lord of glory."
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  • In other words, if Satan hadunderstand-- understood God's
  • 00:15:30.679 --> 00:15:34.049
  • redemptive plan, he would'venever inspired people to
  • 00:15:34.083 --> 00:15:39.555
  • crucify Jesus.
  • 00:15:39.588 --> 00:15:42.224
  • Now, the prophecies were therein Isaiah 53: "Surely He's borne
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  • our grief, carried our sorrows;and we esteemed Him stricken,
  • 00:15:48.063 --> 00:15:51.367
  • Smitten of God, and afflicted.
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  • He was wounded for ourtransgressions, bruised for our
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  • iniquities; The chastisement ofour peace was upon Him.
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  • By His stripes we were healed."
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  • He read it, but he couldn't seewhat was going to be happening,
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  • how redemption was gonna takeplace through a
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  • suffering Savior.
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  • Psalms 22: "My God, my God, whyhave you forsaken me?"
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  • You know, that one should bepretty clear.
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  • For you-- "Far from helping meand the words of my groaning."
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  • Look at this: "All my bones areout of joint.
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  • My heart is like wax.
  • 00:16:25.234 --> 00:16:27.236
  • They divided my garments amongthem and for my clothing, they
  • 00:16:27.269 --> 00:16:30.339
  • cast lots."
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  • All in just one psalm, the 22ndPsalm.
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  • In fact, many Bible scholarsbelieve that Jesus on the cross
  • 00:16:35.577 --> 00:16:38.947
  • quoted the whole psalm, but youcan find several of the things
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  • that he spoke out loud.
  • 00:16:42.117 --> 00:16:45.154
  • But the devil did notunderstand.
  • 00:16:45.187 --> 00:16:47.689
  • That was God's plan: to bring aSavior who would suffer and
  • 00:16:47.723 --> 00:16:52.394
  • redeem mankind, and that throughhis death, he would destroy him
  • 00:16:52.428 --> 00:16:57.166
  • that had the power of death,that is, the devil.
  • 00:16:57.199 --> 00:17:01.937
  • Luke 2: "And she brought forthher firstborn son, wrapped him
  • 00:17:01.970 --> 00:17:06.875
  • in swaddling clothes, and laidhim in a manger; because there
  • 00:17:06.909 --> 00:17:10.012
  • was no room for them in the inn.
  • 00:17:10.045 --> 00:17:12.448
  • And there were in the samecountry shepherds abiding in the
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  • field, watching over theirflocks by night."
  • 00:17:14.783 --> 00:17:18.353
  • Now, these shepherds were veryclose to Bethlehem.
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  • In fact, if you go to Israel,you have Bethlehem here and
  • 00:17:24.993 --> 00:17:29.298
  • there's this-- kind of like avalley, and it's called the
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  • Shepherd's Fields.
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  • They're still there today.
  • 00:17:33.969 --> 00:17:35.337
  • Now, the shepherds that were inthat field-- they were not just
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  • ordinary shepherds.
  • 00:17:37.840 --> 00:17:39.775
  • Those shepherds were theshepherds that were watching
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  • over the sacrificial lambs thatwere going to be sacrificed
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  • in Jerusalem.
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  • And those are the shepherds thatthe angels appeared to, the
  • 00:17:46.482 --> 00:17:50.085
  • shepherds that are watching overthe sacrificial lambs.
  • 00:17:50.119 --> 00:17:54.690
  • "And, lo, the angel of the Lordcame upon them, the glory of the
  • 00:17:54.723 --> 00:17:58.160
  • Lord shone round about them;they were sore afraid.
  • 00:17:58.193 --> 00:18:01.797
  • And the angel said to them, Donot fear: for, behold, I bring
  • 00:18:01.830 --> 00:18:04.833
  • you great tidings of great joy,which shall be to all people.
  • 00:18:04.867 --> 00:18:08.637
  • For unto you is born this day inthe city of David a Savior,
  • 00:18:08.670 --> 00:18:11.840
  • which is Christ the Lord.
  • 00:18:11.874 --> 00:18:13.575
  • And this will be a sign to you;You will find the babe wrapped
  • 00:18:13.609 --> 00:18:16.378
  • in swaddling clothes, lying in amanger.
  • 00:18:16.411 --> 00:18:18.847
  • And suddenly where there waswith the angel a multitude of
  • 00:18:18.881 --> 00:18:22.184
  • heavenly hosts praising God, andsaying, Glory to God in the
  • 00:18:22.217 --> 00:18:26.288
  • highest, and on earth peace,good will towards men."
  • 00:18:26.321 --> 00:18:31.460
  • Now, notice it says that therewas a host, a heavenly host.
  • 00:18:31.493 --> 00:18:36.265
  • Literally, it's an army.
  • 00:18:36.298 --> 00:18:39.501
  • That word has to do-- is amilitary term, all right, and
  • 00:18:39.535 --> 00:18:43.839
  • there were armies of heaven.
  • 00:18:43.872 --> 00:18:46.275
  • And you say, "Why did they showup?"
  • 00:18:46.308 --> 00:18:48.410
  • Well, they showed up becausetheir commander, their King, had
  • 00:18:48.443 --> 00:18:53.248
  • just been born.
  • 00:18:53.282 --> 00:18:55.017
  • That's why they showed up.
  • 00:18:55.050 --> 00:18:56.718
  • It says this in 1 Timothy 3, itsays, "Great is the controversy
  • 00:18:56.752 --> 00:19:00.756
  • of godliness: God was manifestin the flesh, justified in the
  • 00:19:00.789 --> 00:19:05.761
  • Spirit, Seen by angels."
  • 00:19:05.794 --> 00:19:08.230
  • Seen by-- you see, the angelsshowed up to see him.
  • 00:19:08.263 --> 00:19:11.733
  • Why did they show up to see him?
  • 00:19:11.767 --> 00:19:14.169
  • First, because he wascommander-in-chief, but because
  • 00:19:14.203 --> 00:19:16.939
  • they had never, ever been ableto look into the face of God,
  • 00:19:16.972 --> 00:19:21.410
  • But one day when he's 30 yearsold and John the Baptist is
  • 00:19:21.443 --> 00:19:26.248
  • baptizing, Jesus goes down andis baptized by John in the
  • 00:19:26.281 --> 00:19:32.554
  • Jordan River.
  • 00:19:32.588 --> 00:19:33.889
  • "And the Holy Spirit descendedin bodily form like a dove on
  • 00:19:33.922 --> 00:19:37.626
  • him, and a voice came fromHeaven, saying, 'This is my
  • 00:19:37.659 --> 00:19:42.197
  • beloved Son in whom I am wellpleased.'"
  • 00:19:42.231 --> 00:19:45.400
  • But what the devil heard was,"This is the seed of the woman
  • 00:19:45.434 --> 00:19:50.739
  • who's going to crush your head."
  • 00:19:50.772 --> 00:19:53.442
  • That's what he heard, andimmediately there was
  • 00:19:53.475 --> 00:19:56.678
  • a confrontation.
  • 00:19:56.712 --> 00:19:58.313
  • Immediately, the Bible says that"Jesus, filled with the Holy
  • 00:19:58.347 --> 00:20:00.916
  • Spirit, returned from the Jordanand was led by the Spirit into
  • 00:20:00.949 --> 00:20:04.686
  • the wilderness to be tempted for40 days by the devil."
  • 00:20:04.720 --> 00:20:11.293
  • The first Adam lost hisauthority in a perfect garden,
  • 00:20:11.326 --> 00:20:17.266
  • but the last Adam confronts thedevil in a wilderness, fasting
  • 00:20:17.299 --> 00:20:22.170
  • for 40 days and 40 nights, andcomes out victorious.
  • 00:20:22.204 --> 00:20:27.643
  • And then, as your substitute andmine, as the seed of the woman--
  • 00:20:27.676 --> 00:20:32.814
  • because through death, he'sgoing to destroy him that has
  • 00:20:32.848 --> 00:20:34.916
  • the power of death.
  • 00:20:34.950 --> 00:20:36.285
  • He goes to the cross, and onthat cross-- we've told you this
  • 00:20:36.318 --> 00:20:39.888
  • before, but I just want to readthis again as we close.
  • 00:20:39.921 --> 00:20:42.824
  • Colossians 2: "And you, beingdead in your trespasses and in
  • 00:20:42.858 --> 00:20:47.262
  • the uncircumcision of yourflesh, He made alive together
  • 00:20:47.296 --> 00:20:50.565
  • with Him, forgiving you alltrespasses, having wiped out the
  • 00:20:50.599 --> 00:20:55.971
  • handwriting of requirements thatwas against you, which was
  • 00:20:56.004 --> 00:21:00.142
  • contrary to us.
  • 00:21:00.175 --> 00:21:01.777
  • Having taken it out of the way,having nailed it to the cross."
  • 00:21:01.810 --> 00:21:07.749
  • Now, it says that thehandwriting in the requirements
  • 00:21:07.783 --> 00:21:10.485
  • that were against you-- you maynot understand what that's
  • 00:21:10.519 --> 00:21:13.622
  • talking about.
  • 00:21:13.655 --> 00:21:14.990
  • But when Moses climbed MountSinai, God-- the Bible says God
  • 00:21:15.023 --> 00:21:19.227
  • met with him and wrote, with hisown hand, the Commandments.
  • 00:21:19.261 --> 00:21:27.169
  • And just out of curiosity, isthere anybody here who's ever
  • 00:21:27.202 --> 00:21:31.306
  • broken any of them?
  • 00:21:31.340 --> 00:21:35.510
  • Yeah, yeah.
  • 00:21:35.544 --> 00:21:37.245
  • That was against you.
  • 00:21:37.279 --> 00:21:38.880
  • You hadn't fulfilled that law.
  • 00:21:38.914 --> 00:21:41.917
  • When Jesus went to the cross,Pilate, in three languages, put
  • 00:21:41.950 --> 00:21:45.954
  • a parchment above his head thatsaid, "Jesus, the King of
  • 00:21:45.987 --> 00:21:49.991
  • the Jews."
  • 00:21:50.025 --> 00:21:51.760
  • But God also put a parchmentabove his head.
  • 00:21:51.793 --> 00:21:55.197
  • He-- in the spirit realm, Godcame, and he had a list of every
  • 00:21:55.230 --> 00:21:59.501
  • requirement, every law, everysin, and he nailed it to
  • 00:21:59.534 --> 00:22:04.072
  • Jesus's cross.
  • 00:22:04.106 --> 00:22:05.440
  • That's what it said right here:God in the Spirit nailed it to
  • 00:22:05.474 --> 00:22:07.909
  • that cross.
  • 00:22:07.943 --> 00:22:10.712
  • As far as the Romans wereconcerned, Jesus died because he
  • 00:22:10.746 --> 00:22:13.081
  • was the king of the Jews.
  • 00:22:13.115 --> 00:22:14.716
  • That was true.
  • 00:22:14.750 --> 00:22:16.084
  • But as far as God was concernedin the spirit realm, the price
  • 00:22:16.118 --> 00:22:19.454
  • for your sin and my sin, everyiniquity, every commandment,
  • 00:22:19.488 --> 00:22:24.359
  • every requirement, everythingthat you have never done, that I
  • 00:22:24.393 --> 00:22:27.396
  • have never done, everything thatwas there, everything that we
  • 00:22:27.429 --> 00:22:30.599
  • should have done and not done,or did and we shouldn't have
  • 00:22:30.632 --> 00:22:33.168
  • done-- It was all there, it wasnailed to that cross, and Jesus
  • 00:22:33.201 --> 00:22:36.805
  • said it's finished, it was paidfor, complete, 100%, done deal,
  • 00:22:36.838 --> 00:22:44.379
  • done deal!
  • 00:22:44.413 --> 00:22:48.884
  • The Seed of the woman.
  • 00:22:48.917 --> 00:22:51.153
  • Now, the Bible tells us this, inActs chapter 2, that God "loosed
  • 00:22:51.186 --> 00:22:55.991
  • him from the pains of death."
  • 00:22:56.024 --> 00:22:58.827
  • When he shows up in the book ofRevelation, he said, "I am he
  • 00:22:58.860 --> 00:23:01.696
  • that was dead, but I am aliveforevermore.
  • 00:23:01.730 --> 00:23:05.167
  • And I have the keys, I've gotthe keys of Death and of Hades."
  • 00:23:05.200 --> 00:23:11.373
  • He said, I went down, I took thedevil, I knocked him down, I put
  • 00:23:11.406 --> 00:23:17.479
  • my foot on his head, I reacheddown, and I grabbed the keys,
  • 00:23:17.512 --> 00:23:22.651
  • and I've got the authority.
  • 00:23:22.684 --> 00:23:24.519
  • I have defeated the devil, andI've come as victor: victor over
  • 00:23:24.553 --> 00:23:30.258
  • sin, over death, and over thedevil.
  • 00:23:30.292 --> 00:23:33.094
  • I think it's really interestingthat-- really, in the early
  • 00:23:33.128 --> 00:23:36.198
  • church, Jesus was alwayspreached as Jesus the victor.
  • 00:23:36.231 --> 00:23:40.569
  • Victor over the devil, victorover sin, victor over death,
  • 00:23:40.602 --> 00:23:44.873
  • victor over everything thatdeath brings.
  • 00:23:44.906 --> 00:23:48.009
  • He came to destroy him that hadthe power of death, that is, the
  • 00:23:48.043 --> 00:23:52.414
  • devil, and he had to do it bydying for you and for me and
  • 00:23:52.447 --> 00:23:56.718
  • defeating the enemy on his ownground.
  • 00:23:56.751 --> 00:23:59.154
  • Listen, the devil doesn't evenhave the keys to his own house.
  • 00:23:59.187 --> 00:24:04.025
  • He's defeated, he's defeated, heis defeated, and Jesus
  • 00:24:04.059 --> 00:24:09.531
  • is victor.
  • 00:24:09.564 --> 00:24:10.899
  • Duane Vander Klok: Thanks forthe opportunity today to share
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  • the Word of God with you.
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  • And if you're watching today andyou realize in your heart you're
  • 00:24:14.736 --> 00:24:17.439
  • not right with God, or you'reaway from the Lord, and you say,
  • 00:24:17.472 --> 00:24:20.342
  • I wanna be right with God-- yousee, there's two things that
  • 00:24:20.375 --> 00:24:23.512
  • are necessary.
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  • The first one is for you tosurrender your life to Jesus,
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  • and you need to receive theforgiveness that he has for you.
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  • And if you say I want to pray aprayer, and I want to surrender
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  • my life to Jesus, and I want toreceive the forgiveness he has
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  • for me, would you bow your head?
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  • Repeat this prayer-- make thesewords your own.
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  • Just say: O God, I believe thatJesus died on the cross, I
  • 00:24:40.862 --> 00:24:45.767
  • believe his blood paid for mysins, and I believe that he
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  • rose again.
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  • And I give him all of my heartand all of my life.
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  • I surrender to Jesus.
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  • I'm gonna live for him.
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  • And I receive the forgivenessthat you have for me.
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  • I thank you I'm forgiven, mypast is gone, I'm a part of your
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  • family, I'm on my way to heaven.
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  • In Jesus's name, amen.
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