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God Bless America: A Prophetic Perspective

Watch God Bless America: A Prophetic Perspective
June 16, 2019
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Allen Jackson Ministries

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God Bless America: A Prophetic Perspective

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    • Allen Jackson: It's good to be with you again.
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    • Allen Jackson: It's good to be with you again.
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    • We're beginning a new study today, it's on prophecy, a
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    • We're beginning a new study today, it's on prophecy, a
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    • prophetic perspective on this generation.
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    • prophetic perspective on this generation.
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    • You know, prophecy in Scripture is not predominately about
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    • You know, prophecy in Scripture is not predominately about
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    • foretelling, anticipating the future.
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    • foretelling, anticipating the future.
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    • The essence of biblical prophecy is a presentation of God's
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    • The essence of biblical prophecy is a presentation of God's
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    • perspective to God's people.
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    • perspective to God's people.
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    • What the prophet did was say to the people, "This is what God
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    • What the prophet did was say to the people, "This is what God
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    • thinks about who you are and what you're doing."
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    • thinks about who you are and what you're doing."
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    • It's what the Hebrew prophets, those books at the back of your
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    • It's what the Hebrew prophets, those books at the back of your
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    • Old Testament, are all about.
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    • Old Testament, are all about.
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    • We've entitled this lesson "God Bless America."
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    • We've entitled this lesson "God Bless America."
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    • Now, for clarity, I understand God's not American.
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    • Now, for clarity, I understand God's not American.
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    • I don't imagine that the red, white, and blue is flying in
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    • I don't imagine that the red, white, and blue is flying in
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    • front of the gates of heaven.
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    • front of the gates of heaven.
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    • But for most of us, this is where God has planted us.
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    • But for most of us, this is where God has planted us.
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    • And our first and foremost responsibility is to be Christ
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    • And our first and foremost responsibility is to be Christ
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    • followers in this culture.
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    • followers in this culture.
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    • I understand the church is an international effort, but first
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    • I understand the church is an international effort, but first
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    • and foremost we're Christ followers across the back fence.
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    • and foremost we're Christ followers across the back fence.
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    • So, the lesson we're going to be unpacking in these days is, what
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    • So, the lesson we're going to be unpacking in these days is, what
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    • is God saying to us in this culture, in this season?
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    • is God saying to us in this culture, in this season?
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    • It's a very important question.
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    • It's a very important question.
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    • It has implications for your life and mine and our future.
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    • It has implications for your life and mine and our future.
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    • I believe God has something good for us.
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    • I believe God has something good for us.
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    • Enjoy the lesson.
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    • Enjoy the lesson.
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    • Allen: In Isaiah 46 and verse 9, it says, "Remember the former
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    • Allen: In Isaiah 46 and verse 9, it says, "Remember the former
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    • things, those of long ago.
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    • things, those of long ago.
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    • I am God, and there is no other.
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    • I am God, and there is no other.
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    • I am God, and there is none like me.
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    • I am God, and there is none like me.
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    • I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times,
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    • I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times,
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    • what is still to come.
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    • what is still to come.
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    • I say my purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please.
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    • I say my purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please.
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    • From the east I summon a bird of prey.
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    • From the east I summon a bird of prey.
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    • From a far-off land, a man to fulfill my purpose.
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    • From a far-off land, a man to fulfill my purpose.
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    • What I have said, that will I bring about.
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    • What I have said, that will I bring about.
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    • What I have planned, that will I do."
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    • What I have planned, that will I do."
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    • The Scripture is clear, it's asserted repeatedly that God
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    • The Scripture is clear, it's asserted repeatedly that God
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    • knows the end of the matter at the beginning.
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    • knows the end of the matter at the beginning.
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    • So, when we talk about a prophetic perspective, a God
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    • So, when we talk about a prophetic perspective, a God
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    • perspective, God the creator, God Almighty knows the ending at
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    • perspective, God the creator, God Almighty knows the ending at
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    • the beginning.
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    • the beginning.
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    • His perspective might be helpful.
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    • His perspective might be helpful.
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    • It might be worth pursuing.
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    • It might be worth pursuing.
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    • It might be worth an effort to understand.
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    • It might be worth an effort to understand.
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    • Look at Isaiah 55.
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    • Look at Isaiah 55.
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    • Says, "Let the wicked forsake his way and the evil man
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    • Says, "Let the wicked forsake his way and the evil man
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    • his thoughts.
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    • his thoughts.
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    • Let him turn to the Lord, and he will have mercy on him, and to
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    • Let him turn to the Lord, and he will have mercy on him, and to
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    • our God, for he will freely pardon.
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    • our God, for he will freely pardon.
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    • For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are my ways
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    • For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are my ways
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    • your ways, declares the Lord.
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    • your ways, declares the Lord.
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    • As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher
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    • As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher
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    • than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts."
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    • than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts."
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    • It's very plain language.
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    • It's very plain language.
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    • God says his thoughts are different than ours, that they
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    • God says his thoughts are different than ours, that they
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    • exceed our own.
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    • exceed our own.
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    • It's a reminder that we are the creation and he's the creator.
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    • It's a reminder that we are the creation and he's the creator.
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    • That we are finite and he is infinite.
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    • That we are finite and he is infinite.
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    • It's not a diminishing of human beings.
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    • It's not a diminishing of human beings.
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    • God created us with the capacity to think and to reason and to
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    • God created us with the capacity to think and to reason and to
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    • remember.
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    • remember.
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    • It's a gift from God.
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    • It's a gift from God.
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    • In fact, I believe God intends us to use our minds for his
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    • In fact, I believe God intends us to use our minds for his
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    • purposes.
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    • purposes.
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    • But he reminds us that he's different from us, that his
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    • But he reminds us that he's different from us, that his
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    • thoughts exceed our thoughts.
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    • thoughts exceed our thoughts.
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    • That he has a capacity that we don't have, that we are a
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    • That he has a capacity that we don't have, that we are a
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    • limited, finite group of people.
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    • limited, finite group of people.
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    • You see, there's a battle within you and me, within every one of
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    • You see, there's a battle within you and me, within every one of
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    • us to set God aside and to imagine ourselves the masters of
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    • us to set God aside and to imagine ourselves the masters of
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    • our own fate.
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    • our own fate.
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    • That we are the crowning achievement of all creation.
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    • That we are the crowning achievement of all creation.
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    • And the battle within us is to yield to an almighty God and to
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    • And the battle within us is to yield to an almighty God and to
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    • acknowledge that he is excellent in ways that we are not.
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    • acknowledge that he is excellent in ways that we are not.
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    • And that God in our lives will elevate our lives,
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    • And that God in our lives will elevate our lives,
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    • not diminish us.
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    • not diminish us.
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    • Some of you prefer the New Testament.
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    • Some of you prefer the New Testament.
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    • I included a passage from Romans chapter 8.
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    • I included a passage from Romans chapter 8.
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    • Says, "The mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on
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    • Says, "The mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on
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    • the Spirit," and that's a capital S, it's the Spirit of
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    • the Spirit," and that's a capital S, it's the Spirit of
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    • God, "is life and peace."
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    • God, "is life and peace."
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    • The word "death" carries with it several meanings as
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    • The word "death" carries with it several meanings as
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    • it's used in Scripture.
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    • it's used in Scripture.
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    • it will not extend beyond time.
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    • And Paul, in writing to the church at Rome, says the mind
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    • It will expire.
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    • It has only limited value.
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    • It's not without value, but it will diminish.
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    • But the mind set on the Spirit is life, it doesn't know an end.
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    • It will extend into eternity, and it will bring peace.
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    • "Because the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God.
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    • It does not subject itself to the law of God.
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    • It's not even able to do so.
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    • And those who are in the flesh cannot please God."
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    • In the plainest of language, God's perspective
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    • exceeds our own.
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    • And we can know God's perspective.
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    • That's amazing to me that Almighty God, the creator of all
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    • things, would make it possible for you and I to see ourselves
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    • and our lives, our homes, and our world from his viewpoint.
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    • What an amazing gift.
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    • Let me ask you a question.
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    • What have you set your mind on?
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    • I know we're in church and the right answer is Jesus.
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    • But in the quiet places of your life, what have you given
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    • What have you given your thoughts and your energy and
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    • your efforts to?
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    • Have you put your mind to the things of God, the things that
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    • Have you put your mind to the things of God, the things that
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    • will reach beyond time?
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    • I don't offer that to you as a condemnation.
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    • I offer it to you as a diagnostic tool.
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    • Have the courage to grapple with it.
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    • The objective today is not to hand you a set of fully
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    • The objective today is not to hand you a set of fully
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    • formed things.
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    • The objective today is to hand you some tools with which
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    • The objective today is to hand you some tools with which
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    • to go forth.
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    • What have you put your mind to?
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    • Now, I'd like to add to these beginning principles a bit of
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    • reflection on Jesus and prophecy.
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    • After all, by title we are Christ followers.
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    • The Scripture identifies Jesus as the head of the church.
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    • We are his body.
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    • We're an expression of his will in the earth, so it would be
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    • appropriate, even helpful to know how Jesus understood
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    • prophecy and his instructions towards us.
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    • In Matthew chapter 20 and verse 17 says, "Jesus was going up to
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    • to them, 'We are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man
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    • will be betrayed to the chief priests and the teachers
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    • will be betrayed to the chief priests and the teachers
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    • Gentiles to be mocked and flogged and crucified.
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    • On the third day he will be raised to life.'"
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    • Now, Jesus is traveling to Jerusalem, he's been
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    • He turns aside and takes the 12, those closest to him.
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    • This isn't a general announcement, it's not made to a
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    • large group of people, but to his most trusted inner circle.
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    • And he says, "When we get to Jerusalem, there's some things
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    • that are going to happen to me."
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    • And they're unexpected events.
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    • You and I read it with a perspective of hindsight.
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    • We know all of those things to be associated with
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    • the Jesus story.
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    • But I would submit to you to the disciples, they were
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    • Jesus isn't leading a rebellion, he's not an insurrectionist.
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    • Jesus isn't leading a rebellion, he's not an insurrectionist.
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    • He's not counseling the overthrow of Rome.
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    • He's brought help and relief to the people.
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    • He's raised the dead and opened blind eyes, he's spoken to the
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    • Enormous crowds have begun to follow him by this time.
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    • Enormous crowds have begun to follow him by this time.
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    • People want to listen to what he has to say, they want to be
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    • And he turns to his closest friends and he says, "When we
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    • get to the city, I'll be betrayed, arrested, mocked.
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    • They're going to hand me over to the non-Jewish population."
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    • It's the Romans who held the power of crucifixion,
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    • "And they will crucify me."
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    • It's unimaginable.
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    • But there's also something that I think we can glean there.
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    • Jesus's life was clearly influenced by his awareness of
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    • Jesus's life was clearly influenced by his awareness of
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    • God's purpose for him.
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    • He wasn't just spending his days.
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    • He wasn't just anticipating the next holiday or the next event
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    • He'd led his life clearly with an imagination of God's purposes
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    • Do you imagine that God has a purpose for your life?
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    • I understand we have responsibilities, we have jobs
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    • determine a great deal of how we spend our energy and our effort.
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    • But it's equally true that we have a great deal of
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    • discretionary time and thought and energy.
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    • Do you imagine that in the context of your home, and your
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    • Do you imagine that in the context of your home, and your
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    • business, and your life, and your relationships there's a God
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    • business, and your life, and your relationships there's a God
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    • purpose for you?
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    • Or is it your life, is it your dream, is it your wants?
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    • Or is it your life, is it your dream, is it your wants?
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    • Clearly, Jesus is conscious that there's a God purpose for his
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    • Clearly, Jesus is conscious that there's a God purpose for his
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    • life.
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    • Look at Matthew 26.
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    • Look at Matthew 26.
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    • Says, "Jesus went away again--went away again a second
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    • time and prayed, saying, 'Father, if this cannot pass
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    • away unless I drink it, your will be done.'"
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    • Many of you recognize the context.
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    • Many of you recognize the context.
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    • Jesus is in Gethsemane, it's an olive grove.
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    • It's the night he's betrayed.
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    • It's the night he's betrayed.
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    • In fact, he's within a few moments of being arrested.
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    • In fact, he's within a few moments of being arrested.
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    • One of the more horrific seasons of any human life are right
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    • One of the more horrific seasons of any human life are right
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    • before him.
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    • And he's gone again with his 12 closest friends to an olive
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    • And he's gone again with his 12 closest friends to an olive
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    • He said, "Pray with me," and he stepped away from them
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    • And while he prayed, he came back and found them asleep.
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    • And while he prayed, he came back and found them asleep.
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    • And he aroused them and he said, "Look, I'm in a
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    • Can't you pray with me for just a short time?"
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    • Can't you pray with me for just a short time?"
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    • And he stepped away to pray again.
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    • And he stepped away to pray again.
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    • And that's what we listened into, what Jesus had to say.
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    • And that's what we listened into, what Jesus had to say.
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    • He said, "Father, if this cannot pass away unless I drink it,
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    • your will be done."
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    • He knows what's coming.
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    • And it's very clear he's not looking forward to it.
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    • That Jesus is wrestling with this notion of the will of God,
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    • yet he chooses to yield to it.
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    • yet he chooses to yield to it.
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    • Now, I pause there for a moment because when we talk about a God
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    • There are times the will of God is not easily embraced, have you
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    • There are times the will of God is not easily embraced, have you
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    • That we don't typically talk about being tempted with
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    • goodness.
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    • Goodness typically requires self-control, and discipline,
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    • Goodness typically requires self-control, and discipline,
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    • And Jesus is very obviously choosing to yield to the will of
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    • God over some anxieties that he's holding with
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    • God over some anxieties that he's holding with
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    • regard to that.
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    • I pause with it because I think it's helpful in you and I
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    • I pause with it because I think it's helpful in you and I
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    • imagining our own responses to godliness.
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    • imagining our own responses to godliness.
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    • You see, we have withdrawn.
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    • You see, we have withdrawn.
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    • I think sometimes we have hidden our eyes from the story of
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    • Scripture, from prophetic truth, from a God perspective because
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    • we don't want to be bothered with it.
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    • And it will bring a better outcome.
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    • Godliness will not diminish your life.
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    • Godliness will not diminish your life.
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    • It won't take something away from you.
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    • Jesus came to a far more exalted position because of his
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    • Jesus came to a far more exalted position because of his
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    • cooperation with the purposes of God than if he
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    • had rejected them.
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    • Let's take it a step further, Matthew chapter 1.
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    • Let's take it a step further, Matthew chapter 1.
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    • that first chapter.
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    • Matthew deals with the birth narrative and Joseph.
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    • Luke's Gospel deals with the birth announcement and Mary.
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    • Luke's Gospel deals with the birth announcement and Mary.
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    • We'll be looking at the Joseph portion here, it's Matthew 1.
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    • We'll be looking at the Joseph portion here, it's Matthew 1.
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    • "All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through
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    • "All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through
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    • the prophet, 'The virgin will be with child and will give birth
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    • the prophet, 'The virgin will be with child and will give birth
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    • to a son, and they will call him Immanuel, which means God
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    • to a son, and they will call him Immanuel, which means God
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    • with us.'
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    • When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had
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    • When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had
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    • commanded him.
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    • And he took Mary home as his wife.
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    • And he took Mary home as his wife.
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    • But he had no union with her until she gave birth to a son.
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    • But he had no union with her until she gave birth to a son.
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    • And he gave him the name Jesus."
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    • And he gave him the name Jesus."
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    • And you can read that, it's not a complicated passage.
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    • And you can read that, it's not a complicated passage.
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    • The meaning is easily understood.
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    • Joseph is an actor in a scene which is fulfilling the
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    • prophetic promise of God.
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    • God has promised the Hebrew people a Messiah, and now he's
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    • about to be birthed in their midst.
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    • And God has selected Joseph to be a participant in this
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    • And God has selected Joseph to be a participant in this
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    • remarkable drama.
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    • But I would submit to you that Joseph's participation is more
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    • about Joseph choosing obedience in regard to the instruction
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    • he's been given than it is any awareness on his part of some
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    • more significant spiritual role.
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    • Yes, I think the Hebrew people in the first century were
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    • generally aware of the promise of a Messiah, but it's very
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    • clear from the gospel text and the larger story we're presented
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    • to that the most religious amongst them, the biblical
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    • experts, the scholars in the Hebrew Bible, were not
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    • anticipating the imminent birth of Messiah.
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    • Yes, we know from hindsight that Jesus's birth narratives and
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    • story fulfills dozens of prophetic passages.
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    • story fulfills dozens of prophetic passages.
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    • But the contemporaries of Jesus missed that, or else he would
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    • have been celebrated more widely as the Messiah by the religious
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    • have been celebrated more widely as the Messiah by the religious
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    • establishment.
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    • It seems to me that Joseph's challenge is to be obedient to
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    • God and fulfill the role that God is asking him to hold, not
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    • God and fulfill the role that God is asking him to hold, not
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    • because of some hyper spiritual awareness, but because of a
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    • because of some hyper spiritual awareness, but because of a
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    • desire to be obedient.
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    • desire to be obedient.
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    • Now, it's true Matthew applies a prophetic verse to that.
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    • Now, it's true Matthew applies a prophetic verse to that.
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    • Matthew reaches back and gets Isaiah--the statement from
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    • Matthew reaches back and gets Isaiah--the statement from
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    • Isaiah that the virgin will be with child and give
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    • Isaiah that the virgin will be with child and give
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    • birth to a son.
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    • birth to a son.
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    • Joseph's role in this rather remarkable drama is
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    • Joseph's role in this rather remarkable drama is
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    • to be obedient.
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    • to be obedient.
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    • After all, he's married--he's engaged to be married.
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    • After all, he's married--he's engaged to be married.
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    • And before they have consummated their wedding, Mary is found to
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    • And before they have consummated their wedding, Mary is found to
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    • be pregnant.
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    • It seems certain that there's been a private meeting between
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    • It seems certain that there's been a private meeting between
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    • Mary and Joseph, where she has explained her circumstance.
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    • Mary and Joseph, where she has explained her circumstance.
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    • And Joseph is less than impressed.
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    • And Joseph is less than impressed.
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    • Plainspoken, he didn't believe her 'cause it says Joseph has
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    • Plainspoken, he didn't believe her 'cause it says Joseph has
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    • decided to put her away quietly.
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    • decided to put her away quietly.
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    • You know, doesn't want to add any unnecessary humiliation.
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    • You know, doesn't want to add any unnecessary humiliation.
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    • There's plenty of humiliation to come, he just doesn't want to
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    • There's plenty of humiliation to come, he just doesn't want to
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    • compound it.
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    • compound it.
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    • So, he's made his decision, he's going to put her away quietly.
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    • So, he's made his decision, he's going to put her away quietly.
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    • And then he has this dream, an angel.
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    • And Matthew says it with an understatement that is
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    • And Matthew says it with an understatement that is
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    • startling, staggering really.
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    • When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had
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    • When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had
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    • commanded him.
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    • Hello, the angel didn't tell him to go get the newspaper at the
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    • Hello, the angel didn't tell him to go get the newspaper at the
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    • The angel said, "It's true that your fiancee is pregnant, but
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    • The angel said, "It's true that your fiancee is pregnant, but
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    • what's done in her was God's business."
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    • male announcer: It's time for the final volume of Pastor
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    • Allen: The king of Israel has come to Isaiah the prophet.
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    • Allen: The king of Israel has come to Isaiah the prophet.
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    • There is a foreign army that is headed towards Israel, and they
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    • Destruction seems imminent.
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    • And the king in full-blown panic calls for the prophet and said,
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    • "Does God have anything to say to us about our present
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    • "Does God have anything to say to us about our present
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    • And Isaiah says, "God does have something to say.
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    • And Isaiah says, "God does have something to say.
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    • The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son,
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    • The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son,
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    • and you'll call that child God is with us."
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    • and you'll call that child God is with us."
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    • That's a timing statement as much as it's a statement about
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    • That's a timing statement as much as it's a statement about
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    • conception.
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    • If I remember correctly, I grew up in a veterinary's office, so
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    • we had a lot of different gestation periods.
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    • Babies still take nine months?
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    • time that child is old enough to recognize right and wrong, the
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    • king that you're afraid of will be totally annihilated."
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    • king that you're afraid of will be totally annihilated."
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    • Isaiah's saying, "You don't have to worry about this guy, he's a
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    • short-term player on the field."
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    • Now, Isaiah has answered the question of the king of Israel,
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    • Now, Isaiah has answered the question of the king of Israel,
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    • but Matthew takes that same verse and gives it application
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    • to Jesus's birth.
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    • to Jesus's birth.
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    • We read it a moment ago in Matthew 1:23, the virgin will be
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    • with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him
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    • Emmanuel.
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    • Emmanuel.
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    • You see, prophecy demonstrates for us the sovereignty of God.
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    • You see, prophecy demonstrates for us the sovereignty of God.
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    • He's almighty.
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    • He knows the ending at the beginning.
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    • And he can answer a question and give it meaning in more than
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    • And he can answer a question and give it meaning in more than
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    • one context.
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    • one context.
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    • We've been a little stubborn with regard to the Word of God.
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    • We've been a little stubborn with regard to the Word of God.
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    • We've approached it a bit arrogantly.
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    • We've approached it a bit arrogantly.
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    • We have been reluctant to give God's thoughts room
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    • We have been reluctant to give God's thoughts room
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    • in our thoughts.
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    • We have determined that our thoughts were higher than his,
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    • We have determined that our thoughts were higher than his,
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    • that we had to interpret him and explain him.
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    • that we had to interpret him and explain him.
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    • Isaiah spoke to a threat facing an Israelite king, but he was
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    • Isaiah spoke to a threat facing an Israelite king, but he was
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    • also speaking to a circumstance that was going to fully engage
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    • also speaking to a circumstance that was going to fully engage
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    • Joseph's life hundreds of years later.
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    • Joseph's life hundreds of years later.
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    • The Word of God is relevant.
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    • The Word of God is relevant.
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    • It's not just a dusty book from antiquity because it gives us a
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    • It's not just a dusty book from antiquity because it gives us a
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    • perspective of the creator of all things.
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    • perspective of the creator of all things.
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    • And it is worth the effort to understand it, to tuck it into
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    • And it is worth the effort to understand it, to tuck it into
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    • your heart, to pay attention to it.
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    • your heart, to pay attention to it.
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    • It's not antiquated.
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    • It's not antiquated.
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    • Now, I'd like to take a moment if you'll allow me and put this
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    • Now, I'd like to take a moment if you'll allow me and put this
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    • in a context, a more contemporary context.
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    • in a context, a more contemporary context.
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    • I'd like to give you a perspective on the
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    • I'd like to give you a perspective on the
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    • sins of America.
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    • sins of America.
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    • I've invited you into a prophetic process.
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    • I've invited you into a prophetic process.
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    • This portion I'll acknowledge reflects a bit of my
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    • This portion I'll acknowledge reflects a bit of my
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    • own opinion.
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    • own opinion.
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    • Nevertheless, it's an informed opinion.
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    • Nevertheless, it's an informed opinion.
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    • We've been reading the book of Jeremiah in our
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    • We've been reading the book of Jeremiah in our
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    • biblical reading lately.
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    • biblical reading lately.
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    • What a happy book that is.
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    • What a happy book that is.
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    • Very difficult period in Israelite history.
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    • Very difficult period in Israelite history.
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    • We read a verse some days ago that I haven't been able to put
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    • We read a verse some days ago that I haven't been able to put
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    • aside, it's Jeremiah 5 and verse 30.
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    • aside, it's Jeremiah 5 and verse 30.
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    • Says, "A horrible and shocking thing has happened in the land.
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    • Says, "A horrible and shocking thing has happened in the land.
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    • The prophets prophesy lies, and the priests rule by their own
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    • The prophets prophesy lies, and the priests rule by their own
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    • authority, and my people love it this way.
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    • But what will you do in the end?"
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    • But what will you do in the end?"
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    • I'd like to pair that with a verse or two verses from Isaiah.
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    • I'd like to pair that with a verse or two verses from Isaiah.
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    • "Transgressing and denying the Lord, and turning away from our
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    • God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving in and
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    • uttering from the heart lying words.
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    • uttering from the heart lying words.
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    • Justice is turned back, and righteousness stands far away.
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    • Justice is turned back, and righteousness stands far away.
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    • For truth has stumbled in the street, and uprightness
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    • cannot enter."
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    • Seems to me that those two passages are a very accurate
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    • Seems to me that those two passages are a very accurate
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    • description of contemporary American church life.
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    • description of contemporary American church life.
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    • They describe a season that from God's perspective is said to be
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    • They describe a season that from God's perspective is said to be
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    • horrible and shocking.
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    • God's perspective, it's horrible and shocking.
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    • And the essence of it, those that are counted on first and
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    • foremost to be individuals who tell the truth are lying.
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    • foremost to be individuals who tell the truth are lying.
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    • In Jeremiah, it says the prophets prophesy lies, and the
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    • priests rule by their own authority.
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    • That those people God would first and foremost hold
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    • accountable to be truthful are failing to be so.
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    • It tells us in Isaiah that God's authority is being rejected in
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    • It tells us in Isaiah that God's authority is being rejected in
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    • favor of the opinion of men, that we value more highly
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    • favor of the opinion of men, that we value more highly
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    • people's opinions, men's opinions than God's opinion.
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    • people's opinions, men's opinions than God's opinion.
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    • And perhaps most unsettling, it says the people like it
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    • They like the circumstance, they're not agitated.
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    • They approve of it.
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    • They would like it to expand.
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    • Isaiah says it perhaps most poetically, he says, "Truth has
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    • stumbled in the street."
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    • It's the image of looking through the windows of your home
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    • at the street and truth has fallen in the street, and we
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    • could care less.
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    • Nobody is rushing to help it regain its footing, to regain
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    • Nobody is rushing to help it regain its footing, to regain
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    • its prominence.
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    • We see that truth has fallen.
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    • We see that truth is not held in high esteem.
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    • And we could care less.
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    • And then Isaiah says that uprightness cannot enter,
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    • uprightness is not welcome.
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    • uprightness is not welcome.
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    • To walk uprightly, to walk in righteousness or godliness or
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    • purity or holiness is not even welcomed.
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    • It's ridiculed, it's mocked.
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    • Now, both of these passages are directed not to the Gentile
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    • nations, not to the ungodly.
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    • They are delivered to the covenant people of God, people
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    • They are delivered to the covenant people of God, people
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    • who are keeping religious holidays, people who are
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    • offering daily sacrifices.
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    • I would submit to you they're an appropriate description of
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    • contemporary American religious life.
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    • contemporary American religious life.
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    • In 2 Thessalonians chapter 2 and verse 3, says, "Let no one in
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    • any way deceive you."
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    • Jesus made a lengthy prophetic discourse, presentation.
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    • Jesus made a lengthy prophetic discourse, presentation.
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    • It's recorded in Matthew's Gospel and in Luke's Gospel.
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    • It's recorded in Matthew's Gospel and in Luke's Gospel.
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    • We're not going to look at it today.
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    • We will, God willing.
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    • We will, God willing.
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    • He gives many signs about his return to the earth.
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    • He gives many signs about his return to the earth.
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    • You know Jesus is coming back.
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    • You know Jesus is coming back.
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    • Just as certainly as he was born in Bethlehem, the Bible tells us
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    • he's returning to the earth.
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    • he's returning to the earth.
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    • He'll return initially to the Mount of Olives, but he's coming
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    • He'll return initially to the Mount of Olives, but he's coming
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    • back for the whole earth.
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    • back for the whole earth.
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    • And he told us what the indicators would be prior
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    • to his return.
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    • But in that lengthy presentation, there's one thing
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    • he warned us against more than anything else.
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    • he warned us against more than anything else.
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    • He does it repetitively, he warns us against deception.
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    • He does it repetitively, he warns us against deception.
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    • So, clearly one of the things that will be a characteristic of
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    • So, clearly one of the things that will be a characteristic of
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    • the season prior to Jesus's return is widespread deception.
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    • the season prior to Jesus's return is widespread deception.
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    • In 1 Timothy chapter 4 and verse 1, says, "The Spirit clearly
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    • In 1 Timothy chapter 4 and verse 1, says, "The Spirit clearly
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    • says that in latter times, some will abandon the faith."
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    • says that in latter times, some will abandon the faith."
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    • It's that word "apostasy" again.
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    • It's that word "apostasy" again.
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    • "And follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons."
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    • "And follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons."
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    • When the truth is rejected by the people of God--I'm not
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    • When the truth is rejected by the people of God--I'm not
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    • speaking to those outside the church today, that's not what
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    • speaking to those outside the church today, that's not what
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    • this lesson is about.
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    • this lesson is about.
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    • I'm talking about those of us who gather on the weekends in
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    • I'm talking about those of us who gather on the weekends in
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    • buildings that represent church.
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    • buildings that represent church.
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    • When we reject the truth, demonic influences step
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    • When we reject the truth, demonic influences step
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    • into the void.
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    • And there's an exponential escalation of rebellion.
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    • And there's an exponential escalation of rebellion.
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    • Look in James 1 and verse 21.
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    • Look in James 1 and verse 21.
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    • Says, "Get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so
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    • prevalent, and humbly accept the word planted in you,
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    • prevalent, and humbly accept the word planted in you,
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    • which can save you.
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    • which can save you.
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    • Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves.
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    • Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves.
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    • Do what it says."
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    • You'll note the consistency of this word "deception."
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    • You'll note the consistency of this word "deception."
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    • But James gives us some very clear, some very--James is the
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    • But James gives us some very clear, some very--James is the
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    • plainspoken book of the New Testament.
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    • plainspoken book of the New Testament.
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    • James says, "Get rid of all moral filth.
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    • James says, "Get rid of all moral filth.
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    • Get rid of it."
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    • It says that evil and moral filth are prevalent in the midst
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    • It says that evil and moral filth are prevalent in the midst
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    • of the people of God.
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    • of the people of God.
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    • I don't know why we're surprised when we read the Hebrew Bible
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    • I don't know why we're surprised when we read the Hebrew Bible
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    • and the story of God's chosen people.
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    • and the story of God's chosen people.
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    • Generation after generation after generation, they struggle
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    • Generation after generation after generation, they struggle
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    • with moral filth and evil, don't they?
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    • And yet we imagine two millennia into the story of the church
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    • And yet we imagine two millennia into the story of the church
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    • that somehow it's not us.
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    • It's a challenge within us.
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    • It's a challenge within us.
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    • If you need a way--usually we think of moral filth as
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    • something that perplexes others far less moral than ourselves.
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    • something that perplexes others far less moral than ourselves.
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    • Let me give you a tool to reflect upon in
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    • Let me give you a tool to reflect upon in
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    • the book of Galatians.
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    • the book of Galatians.
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    • You don't have it in your notes.
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    • You got the cheap set.
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    • In Galatians chapter 5 and verses 19 and 20,
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    • In Galatians chapter 5 and verses 19 and 20,
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    • there is a list.
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    • It's called the acts of the sinful nature, or the acts of
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    • the carnal nature, the earthly nature.
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    • And it lists several things there, some of which you'd
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    • recognize immediately as being ungodly, some maybe not so much.
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    • recognize immediately as being ungodly, some maybe not so much.
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    • But they are expressions of your old, earthly, adamic,
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    • But they are expressions of your old, earthly, adamic,
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    • And if you leave them unchecked, undisciplined, if you give
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    • license to them, you will get demonic support for expressing
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    • license to them, you will get demonic support for expressing
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    • those things.
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    • You'll recognize the difference because demonic support, when
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    • You'll recognize the difference because demonic support, when
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    • you gain that, you will forfeit a great deal of autonomy.
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    • you gain that, you will forfeit a great deal of autonomy.
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    • And James says get rid of that.
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    • And James says get rid of that.
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    • How do you get rid of it?
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    • Well, it's a part of our old self.
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    • Well, it's a part of our old self.
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    • The New Testament prescription is to crucify it, to put it to
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    • The New Testament prescription is to crucify it, to put it to
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    • death.
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    • I heard it described once as a confrontation between a lion
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    • And the day will come when the puppy can be triumphant.
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    • You need to know how to diminish the nourishment for your old,
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    • Know how to feed uprightness, and know how to bring famine to
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    • Allen: My prayer is that over these weeks together with this
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    • Allen: My prayer is that over these weeks together with this
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    • topic, you and I can understand how to make room for our God in
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    • topic, you and I can understand how to make room for our God in
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    • would say to us in a meaningful, purposeful way in this season.
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    • would say to us in a meaningful, purposeful way in this season.
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    • I want to pray with you before we go that we'll have ears to
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    • I want to pray with you before we go that we'll have ears to
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    • hear and hearts to receive all that God has for us.
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    • hear and hearts to receive all that God has for us.
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    • Lord, I thank you for your Word, for its truth and authority
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    • Lord, I thank you for your Word, for its truth and authority
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    • I thank you for every person that we've had this time
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    • I thank you for every person that we've had this time
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    • together with today.
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    • And I pray that we will recognize your invitations
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    • before us so that we can say yes to you with greater clarity and
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    • before us so that we can say yes to you with greater clarity and
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    • greater freedom than ever before.
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    • In Jesus's name, amen.
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    • In Jesus's name, amen.
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    • God bless you, and I'll see you soon.
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    • God bless you, and I'll see you soon.
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    • from Pastor Allen Jackson.
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    • from Pastor Allen Jackson.
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    • And until then, visit us online and discover remarkable
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    • And until then, visit us online and discover remarkable
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    • information and resources to help take your Christian life to
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    • information and resources to help take your Christian life to
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    • the next level.
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    • continue sending this powerful and challenging message around
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    • We want to share this program worldwide, but we can only do it
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    • So, consider partnering with us today.
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    • And if you're visiting the Nashville area, we'd love to see
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    • you at World Outreach Church in Murfreesboro.
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    • And don't forget to connect with Pastor Jackson every day through
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    • And don't forget to connect with Pastor Jackson every day through
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    • Thanks so much for joining us and being a part
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    • Thanks so much for joining us and being a part
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    • We'll see you again next time for another encounter with
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    • Pastor Allen Jackson.
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