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Do We Really Need God? Part 5

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July 16, 2019
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Do We Really Need God? Part 5

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  • Creflo Dollar: I am saying to live under the law means that
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  • you are--you have a performance-based mentality.
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  • To live under the law means I still believe I've got to do
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  • this in order for God to do that.
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  • That's what it means to live under the law.
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  • The pattern of the law is performance based.
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  • The pattern of the law is, "I got to do this in order
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  • for God to do that."
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  • But what you don't understand is under grace it's done,
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  • under the law it's doing.
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  • Under the law, it's all about what you got to do.
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  • Under the grace is all about what it is done.
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  • so let's vow to make it a better place.
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  • Let every heart that needs to know
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  • your love is here to stay.
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  • Oh, it's time we live a new life.
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  • Oh, let his love shine bright in you.
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  • Oh, we're saved by his grace
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  • so we embrace your love today
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  • We are changed
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  • Creflo: So the law was good in this aspect.
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  • God used it to bring us to Jesus.
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  • He used it 'cause after you sit and look at this, you say,
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  • "Who can do this?
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  • I need a savior."
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  • So the good thing about the law is it was used
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  • to bring us to Jesus.
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  • If you understand that say, "Amen."
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  • It was used to bring us to Jesus, and the law
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  • is still valid today.
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  • 1 Timothy chapter 1 and 9.
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  • The law is still valid today. You can stick that up.
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  • 1 Timothy 1 and 9 says that the law is not for a righteous man.
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  • All right, now watch this. So now you're born again.
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  • You made Jesus the Lord of your life.
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  • You got saved. You invite Jesus in.
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  • You admitted, "I can't do this other agreement so I
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  • need to--I need Jesus.
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  • I need a savior," okay?
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  • So the law is no longer for those of you who are born again
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  • and recognize that you can't keep that old covenant
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  • without having a savior.
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  • And so--but it's still valid today.
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  • It still has some use today.
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  • If you notice in verse 9, it says, "Knowing this that the law
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  • is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and the
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  • disobedient, for the ungodly, for the sinners, for the unholy,
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  • for the profane, for murderers."
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  • He says the law is still valid because it needs to bring them
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  • to a place for them to recognize, "I don't know what
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  • I'm doing, but there's something going on in my life and I'm
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  • still doing these things, and I've tried and I've tried.
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  • I need a savior."
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  • You follow me?
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  • Romans chapter 3:31 begins to tell us how we should establish
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  • the law, but he's not talking about performing it.
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  • He was saying for us to recognize--go to Romans--I think
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  • it's Romans 3:31.
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  • Romans 3:31 begins to tell us how we need to come to the place
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  • where we reverence the law because of what he did.
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  • Notice what he says.
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  • "Do we then make void the law through faith?"
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  • He says, "No, God forbid.
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  • Yea, we establish the law."
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  • What does that mean?
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  • That we esteem it, we reverence it, we lift it up.
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  • Why?
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  • Because that was the thing that bought us to Jesus.
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  • Why?
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  • That was the thing to let us know that we needed a savior.
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  • So he says establish reverence or, you know, esteem it highly.
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  • Now, the law is what makes sin come alive.
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  • Look at Romans 7:8 through 9.
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  • The law is what makes sin come alive.
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  • Now, this is so important for you to understand.
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  • I'm thinking, "How many witnesses do I have to give
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  • to you before you believe what I'm saying?"
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  • I'm just going to give you a whole bunch of them.
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  • I hope the whole sermon is nothing but this so
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  • you can finally be convinced, "Don't do this."
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  • All right, look at this.
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  • Romans 7:8 through 9 he says, "But sin, taking occasion by the
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  • commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupiscence.
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  • For without the law," what was the condition of sin?
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  • So what's the opposite?
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  • So with the law, what happened?
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  • But without the law it was what?
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  • I'm going to show you in this series that before the law
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  • showed up--people were sinning before the law showed up,
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  • but it wasn't imputed to them.
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  • It wasn't counted against them because there was no law to say
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  • they did something wrong, and that's why you see Abraham lying
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  • and sleeping with his maid, and that's why you see Cain
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  • killing his brother.
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  • And all that stuff was going on, but there was no law against it
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  • at the time.
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  • But when the law came--oh, here's a better example.
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  • You see the children of Israel coming out of Israel.
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  • They're complaining and they're murmuring.
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  • You know there was some--all of these people, you know there was
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  • some complaining and murmuring going on, but you see,
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  • nobody died.
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  • Nobody died from the time they walked out of Egypt all the way
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  • up until the law was given.
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  • And then when the law was given, murmuring and complaining cost
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  • people their lives.
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  • Thousands of people died then, but they didn't before then
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  • because there was no law.
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  • What did they want?
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  • They wanted the grace and mercy of God before them, but when the
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  • law came in the law was perfect.
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  • And if you murmured and if you complained, you fell dead.
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  • Three thousand people died at the bottom of Mount Sinai, but
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  • when grace came in, 3.000 people got born again at Mount Zion.
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  • There's a difference.
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  • You got to see that rightly divining the truth.
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  • He said in verse 9, "For I was alive without the law once,
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  • but when the commandments came--"
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  • What happened when the commandments came?
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  • "Sin revived," and what posed?
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  • "And I died."
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  • Wow.
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  • Look at Romans 5 and 12.
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  • Here's the thing that I'm trying to convince you of in
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  • Romans 5 and 12.
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  • Go there, guys.
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  • "Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world."
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  • Now, notice sin entered into the world by what Adam did.
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  • Adam did something and sin showed up in the world,
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  • and he says, "And death came."
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  • Now, this is awesome now.
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  • Sin came and death came.
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  • Now, why did death had to come?
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  • Because now we've disrupted the pure godly nature, and man
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  • no longer has the nature that he was born with.
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  • God warned him.
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  • He said, "Dude, if you do this, you're going to die."
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  • In other words, everything you got going on is going to die.
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  • You know, man had a coat.
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  • Just like a bear was born with a coat, man was born with a coat.
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  • We all have clothes on.
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  • We were never intended to wear artificial clothing.
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  • You know that, right?
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  • I know you like your styling, but you were never intended
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  • to wear artificial clothing.
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  • "We're dope, that means we got to go butt naked?"
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  • No, you were going to be naked of the artificial clothing, but
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  • you weren't posed to be naked exposed 'cause you had
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  • a glory coat.
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  • You had a coat of glory and it covered your nakedness.
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  • And when they sinned, they lost their glory coat.
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  • Praise God.
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  • And then they're going around trying to find something to
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  • cover their nakedness, which meant something they--were
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  • already covered.
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  • That was never an issue before, and that's what going to happen.
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  • When this is over with for you as a Christian, one of the
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  • things about your complete salvation is you get
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  • your coat back.
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  • That's why them clothes going to stand the box
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  • they buried you in.
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  • You get your coat back.
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  • So death had to come because man couldn't get a new nature
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  • until Jesus showed up.
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  • So God is like, "What am I going to do?
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  • They're living in the world and all this wickedness is there
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  • and all this stuff is there."
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  • And so the law had to come in to--and death had to come in
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  • because it's like we got to deal with the sin which is making
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  • their nature more and more and more wicked.
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  • But imagine Adolf Hitler living forever.
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  • Imagine all the things going on forever.
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  • God says, "Now, I'm going to use death and--"
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  • Almost like a mercy.
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  • "I'm going to use death like mercy to stop it."
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  • In other words, it can only go so far before death stops it.
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  • And even today death sometimes can be used--can be seen
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  • as a merciful act.
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  • Somebody is got a disease and they're suffering.
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  • Stop it. You get a new one.
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  • Somebody is born with a deformity.
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  • Stop it. You get a new one.
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  • Somebody just has had a hellacious life.
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  • Thank God you ain't going to live forever.
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  • He's going to stop it 'cause God created man to live forever.
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  • You were created to be an immortal being.
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  • You were never created be a mortal being.
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  • You were never created to live for 50, 40, 30 years.
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  • You're supposed to be living forever.
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  • You're supposed to--see, when God created man, did you
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  • notice how long they live?
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  • These dudes were not living like 80, they were living 500, 800,
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  • 900, almost 1.000 years.
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  • They were created to be immortal.
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  • But when the nature was attacked and changed,
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  • "We can't let people stay around 1.000 years.
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  • So we got to do something here."
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  • And then now until Moses, they got to the point said,
  • 00:09:58.260 --> 00:10:00.260
  • "Well, all right, here's the curse.
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  • Man is no longer going to be able to live all those years.
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  • I'm going to reduce it to 120 years."
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  • And you know what happened?
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  • We took 120 years and said, "Boy, that's a blessing."
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  • A hundred and twenty years was a part of a curse
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  • pronounced on you.
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  • You think 120 years was something when they were
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  • living to 900?
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  • You imagine what you can do and accumulate in 900 years.
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  • Everybody can be rich if they stick to--if they stuck
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  • a little bit away.
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  • Nine hundred years?
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  • Imagine those Christmases.
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  • Are y'all following what I'm saying?
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  • But it changed. Sin came.
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  • Death came in. It was passed upon all men.
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  • Why? 'Cause everybody had sinned.
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  • So if death was passed upon all men and you're dying,
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  • all men before Jesus, please understand they were sinners.
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  • They all died. They all sinned.
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  • We need a savior, but we got to stop this.
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  • There's no way to stop it right now.
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  • So the best way to stop it--it's why God went in and said,
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  • "Kill everybody. Kill the children.
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  • Kill the women. Kill the men.
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  • Kill the animals. Kill it all."
  • 00:11:10.160 --> 00:11:12.280
  • Why?
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  • "That's the best I can do until Jesus come in."
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  • And see if you take the nature of God from that and bring it
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  • where you are right now, you see how you miss it?
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  • No, that was his mercy.
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  • And you saw it as a mean God, but it's like; "In order for
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  • human beings to exist, I got to do something to maintain them
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  • until Jesus come."
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  • All have sinned.
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  • That's what I'm trying to get everybody to see.
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  • All have sinned. Before Christ, all have sinned.
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  • Ain't nobody--nobody was innocent.
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  • All have sinned.
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  • Even David knew.
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  • Psalms 51 and 16, go there right quick.
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  • 16 and 17, Psalms 51:16 and 17.
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  • All have sinned.
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  • But see, back before the law, there was no imputation of sin.
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  • In other words, the sin wasn't held against them.
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  • Sin wasn't held against them.
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  • They were all operating by--under the grace of God
  • 00:12:09.100 --> 00:12:11.060
  • and the mercy of God.
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  • Sin wasn't held against them.
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  • Sin wasn't held against Abraham.
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  • Abraham did the weakest manly thing that could ever be done.
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  • He went into Josephus--was it Josephus's camp?
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  • And they looked at Mary--I'm getting Sarah mixed up
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  • and thought, "Man, she's a beautiful woman."
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  • Took her.
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  • And he told her, "Listen, if they ask about if you're
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  • my wife, just tell them you're my sister."
  • 00:12:36.090 --> 00:12:38.180
  • Because that--you know, he told her to have to lie 'cause she
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  • was his half-sister.
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  • And just let them take her. And you know what God did?
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  • And then you read the Bible and God blessed him with cattle
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  • and goat and servants.
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  • How he get blessed after he lied and he did all that?
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  • Because God says, "I am treating him like a righteous man.
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  • And once I decide that--to treat you like a righteous man--"
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  • the Bible says Abraham believed God and it was
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  • accounted on him for righteousness.
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  • "Once I decide to do that and declare you righteous, I'm going
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  • to treat you righteous not based on your performance,
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  • but based on my decision."
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  • And David knew it was more than sacrifices.
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  • David had sinned and did that thing, had a woman's husband
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  • killed in battle.
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  • And in verse 16 he says "For thou desires is not
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  • a sacrifice."
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  • David knew that.
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  • "For else what I give it thou delightest not
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  • in burnt offerings."
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  • He says, "I know that."
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  • He said, "I know it's deeper than that."
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  • In verse 17 David says, "This is what I know you want.
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  • The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, a broken
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  • and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise."
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  • Even David knew that.
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  • And then we see in Romans chapter 4--go there.
  • 00:13:42.100 --> 00:13:44.050
  • In Romans chapter 4, we see in verse 6 David sinned down
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  • the line, sinned down the row where we are now.
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  • Is everybody with me on this journey?
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  • "Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man
  • 00:13:54.090 --> 00:13:57.230
  • unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works."
  • 00:13:57.240 --> 00:14:01.230
  • So in this covenant, God doesn't charge.
  • 00:14:01.240 --> 00:14:04.180
  • He says, "I will charge righteousness to you
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  • without your working to try to deserve it."
  • 00:14:07.120 --> 00:14:11.240
  • Look at verse 7.
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  • "Saying, blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven,
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  • and those sins are covered."
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  • Verse 8, here's what I want you to see, "Blessed is the man
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  • to whom the Lord will not impute sin."
  • 00:14:22.010 --> 00:14:25.050
  • Now, under this covenant and the day you got born again God says,
  • 00:14:25.060 --> 00:14:27.190
  • "I'm not going to charge sin into your account.
  • 00:14:27.200 --> 00:14:30.160
  • I'm not charging the sin into your account."
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  • What is that to say you're not sinning now?
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  • "You're sinning," he says, "But I'm not going to charge
  • 00:14:34.090 --> 00:14:36.120
  • into your account."
  • 00:14:36.130 --> 00:14:38.030
  • He said, "But now, you know, I'm God and I got to judge sin."
  • 00:14:38.040 --> 00:14:41.190
  • But he says, "Here's what I'm going to do.
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  • I'm going to take all your sins and I'm going to put it on the
  • 00:14:43.050 --> 00:14:45.220
  • body of Jesus and I'm going to judge Jesus on the cross and
  • 00:14:45.230 --> 00:14:48.200
  • he'll go to hell for you, but on the third day when he get up--oh
  • 00:14:48.210 --> 00:14:52.210
  • my God, the third day when he get up, I want you to know from
  • 00:14:52.220 --> 00:14:55.290
  • that day forward I will not charge sin to your account."
  • 00:14:56.000 --> 00:15:00.020
  • Why?
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  • "Because I've already charged into the account of Jesus,
  • 00:15:01.150 --> 00:15:03.100
  • and for me to charge your sin to you, it's for me to dishonor
  • 00:15:03.110 --> 00:15:08.140
  • the blood of my son Jesus Christ.
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  • All of your sins have been put on him and I've judged your sins
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  • on the body of my son.
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  • Therefore, I'm not judging."
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  • Hebrews chapter 9, verse 28.
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  • Listen to me carefully now.
  • 00:15:26.290 --> 00:15:29.030
  • All of your sins have been placed on the body of Jesus.
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  • He is no longer imputing sin to your account.
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  • Just like he did--he didn't impute sin to their account
  • 00:15:35.090 --> 00:15:38.030
  • until the law came.
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  • Nobody was cursed and nobody was judged until the law came.
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  • All right, follow me carefully now.
  • 00:15:43.030 --> 00:15:44.290
  • "So also Christ," died how many times?
  • 00:15:45.000 --> 00:15:47.130
  • "Once for all times as a sacrifice," and he died
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  • to do what?
  • 00:15:50.080 --> 00:15:51.220
  • "Take away the sins," of what, "of many people."
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  • So he will come again.
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  • How many of you believe Jesus is coming again?
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  • "He will come again," watch this,
  • 00:15:57.230 --> 00:15:59.040
  • "not to deal with our sins."
  • 00:15:59.050 --> 00:16:03.060
  • So if he's coming again not to deal with our sins, why will he
  • 00:16:03.070 --> 00:16:07.080
  • come to deal with our sins?
  • 00:16:07.090 --> 00:16:09.140
  • Because what? Because what?
  • 00:16:09.150 --> 00:16:15.250
  • So he says, "I've already dealt with it.
  • 00:16:15.260 --> 00:16:17.050
  • I am done.
  • 00:16:17.060 --> 00:16:19.110
  • I have dealt with your sins."
  • 00:16:19.120 --> 00:16:23.260
  • So he's not coming again to deal with your sins, but to do what?
  • 00:16:23.270 --> 00:16:27.010
  • "To bring salvation to all who are eagerly waiting for him."
  • 00:16:27.020 --> 00:16:32.080
  • And when you are going to a church that's teaching you to
  • 00:16:32.090 --> 00:16:35.250
  • live under the law, you become sin-conscious, and Jesus said,
  • 00:16:35.260 --> 00:16:39.210
  • "You are the only one dealing with your sins.
  • 00:16:39.220 --> 00:16:41.270
  • I dealt with it and I'm waiting on you."
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  • Now--so many people think right here what that means,
  • 00:16:50.120 --> 00:16:54.170
  • "I'm going to sin."
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  • That's not what he's talking about.
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  • That's not what he's talking about.
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  • Most Christians believe that God blesses you and moves
  • 00:16:58.240 --> 00:17:02.100
  • in your life in proportion to your performance.
  • 00:17:02.110 --> 00:17:07.090
  • All right, it's going to get very radical here.
  • 00:17:07.100 --> 00:17:08.290
  • Take a deep breath.
  • 00:17:09.000 --> 00:17:10.200
  • Most Christians believe that God's blessings are in
  • 00:17:10.210 --> 00:17:14.290
  • proportion to your performance.
  • 00:17:15.000 --> 00:17:17.040
  • In other words, most Christians believe, and it is preached in
  • 00:17:17.050 --> 00:17:20.050
  • most churches, that you have to do this in order for God to do
  • 00:17:20.060 --> 00:17:24.110
  • that, you have to be good in order for God to be good to you,
  • 00:17:24.120 --> 00:17:30.000
  • you got to do this and then God will do that.
  • 00:17:30.010 --> 00:17:33.190
  • How many of y'all understand what I'm saying?
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  • All right, before you came here, is that not the truth?
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  • I taught--I was taught that.
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  • Is that--you stand up in the pulpit--come on, come on.
  • 00:17:38.210 --> 00:17:40.180
  • You stand up in a pulpit and you heard reason why that didn't
  • 00:17:40.190 --> 00:17:43.050
  • happen for you is 'cause you didn't do that.
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  • Do that and then this will happen.
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  • It is this today.
  • 00:17:49.190 --> 00:17:51.010
  • When I say you're living under the law, I'm not saying you're
  • 00:17:51.020 --> 00:17:54.130
  • living under the law of law number nine, law number ten.
  • 00:17:54.140 --> 00:17:58.130
  • I am saying to live under the law means that you are--you have
  • 00:17:58.140 --> 00:18:04.170
  • a performance-based mentality.
  • 00:18:04.180 --> 00:18:07.230
  • To live under the law means, "I still believe I got to do this
  • 00:18:07.240 --> 00:18:12.080
  • in order for God to do that."
  • 00:18:12.090 --> 00:18:14.020
  • That's what it means to live under the law.
  • 00:18:14.030 --> 00:18:15.130
  • The pattern of the law is performance-based.
  • 00:18:15.140 --> 00:18:18.190
  • The pattern of a law is, "I got to do this in order for God
  • 00:18:18.200 --> 00:18:21.280
  • to do that."
  • 00:18:21.290 --> 00:18:23.170
  • But what you don't understand is under grace it's done,
  • 00:18:23.180 --> 00:18:26.110
  • under the law it's doing.
  • 00:18:26.120 --> 00:18:29.090
  • Under the law, it's all about what you got to do.
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  • Under grace is all about what it's done.
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  • We have seen a performance-based Christianity in the church.
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  • "Well, you got to do something."
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  • Okay, here's what you do.
  • 00:18:46.020 --> 00:18:47.270
  • You have faith in what's done.
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  • That's what you do.
  • 00:18:51.090 --> 00:18:54.050
  • You believe in what's done 'cause if you're focused on what
  • 00:18:54.060 --> 00:18:58.130
  • you got to do instead of being focused on what Jesus
  • 00:18:58.140 --> 00:19:02.010
  • has already done, you're going to keep doing.
  • 00:19:02.020 --> 00:19:05.220
  • If I preach to you don't, then eventually you're going to do.
  • 00:19:05.230 --> 00:19:13.110
  • God's blessing is not based or is not in proportion
  • 00:19:13.120 --> 00:19:16.100
  • to your performance.
  • 00:19:16.110 --> 00:19:18.140
  • That is the pattern of the law, and you're still thinking,
  • 00:19:18.150 --> 00:19:22.110
  • "But I got to do something in order for God--"
  • 00:19:22.120 --> 00:19:23.270
  • So when you do sin, guess what happens?
  • 00:19:23.280 --> 00:19:27.010
  • Now you start doing something to try to stop it.
  • 00:19:27.020 --> 00:19:29.060
  • And have you not noticed?
  • 00:19:29.070 --> 00:19:30.220
  • You've not been successful.
  • 00:19:30.230 --> 00:19:32.270
  • You call it discipline.
  • 00:19:32.280 --> 00:19:35.110
  • You have not been successful.
  • 00:19:35.120 --> 00:19:37.020
  • That very sin has been beating your brains up for
  • 00:19:37.030 --> 00:19:39.020
  • the last 20 years.
  • 00:19:39.030 --> 00:19:40.150
  • You ain't stop drinking alcohol yet because you're trying to put
  • 00:19:40.160 --> 00:19:42.160
  • a law that you got to keep in order to drink the alcohol
  • 00:19:42.170 --> 00:19:45.110
  • instead of seeing that Jesus has already provided deliverance
  • 00:19:45.120 --> 00:19:48.050
  • and say, "I believe I've been delivered.
  • 00:19:48.060 --> 00:19:49.290
  • I believe I've been delivered."
  • 00:19:50.000 --> 00:19:51.120
  • And every time you think about alcohol, "I believe I've been
  • 00:19:51.130 --> 00:19:52.240
  • delivered."
  • 00:19:52.250 --> 00:19:54.040
  • And while you're so busy focusing in on Jesus just by
  • 00:19:54.050 --> 00:19:55.220
  • beholding Jesus, he starts transforming your life out
  • 00:19:55.230 --> 00:19:59.010
  • of that addiction into your liberty because it's not law.
  • 00:19:59.020 --> 00:20:03.040
  • The law keeps you doing it.
  • 00:20:03.050 --> 00:20:08.080
  • A friend of mine was telling me a story about his--said he was
  • 00:20:08.090 --> 00:20:10.060
  • preaching this and one of the guys he knows,
  • 00:20:10.070 --> 00:20:12.050
  • he decided to try it out.
  • 00:20:12.060 --> 00:20:14.190
  • And so he saw his boys in the back playing and he called him
  • 00:20:14.200 --> 00:20:16.240
  • in the house in the kitchen.
  • 00:20:16.250 --> 00:20:18.070
  • He says, "You see that flower right there next to the tree?
  • 00:20:18.080 --> 00:20:20.000
  • Don't spit on that flower."
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  • He said they went outside, played a little bit
  • 00:20:24.210 --> 00:20:26.280
  • and they just couldn't keep their eyes off that flower.
  • 00:20:26.290 --> 00:20:29.170
  • And he was just looking at the window, and he said wasn't too
  • 00:20:29.180 --> 00:20:31.260
  • long two or three of them just came on and just spit
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  • on that flower.
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  • Don't commit adultery. Don't commit adultery.
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  • Don't commit adultery.
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  • Don't commit--today I'm going to talk about ten series on don't
  • 00:20:44.130 --> 00:20:45.240
  • commit adultery, don't commit adultery and just as soon as
  • 00:20:45.250 --> 00:20:48.100
  • I teach it, all I am doing is setting up more and more
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  • pressure and temptation for you to do what I preach about don't.
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  • Because the answer was never involved in what you can
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  • do to get delivered.
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  • That's back in the law.
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  • The answer was all about what Jesus has already done
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  • to deliver you, and that's what I'm looking at.
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  • That's who I'm focusing on.
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  • I'm going to say something a little controversial,
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  • but I'm going to say it anyway.
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  • I canceled our fast this year because you didn't understand
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  • what you were doing.
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  • No, don't say--you're saying amen 'cause you
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  • still misunderstand.
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  • 'Cause when you know the right reason, you might
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  • go home and start it.
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  • 'Cause people were fasting to try to get God to do something.
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  • That's the Old Testament fasting.
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  • "I'm going to go on a 10-day fast--and wait a minute,
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  • 10 days ain't enough.
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  • I'm going to go on a 20-day fast.
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  • Maybe 20 days isn't enough.
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  • I'm going to 40-day fast and then we'll see you
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  • in heaven after that."
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  • Because you don't understand that we are no longer under
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  • a covenant where I got to fast in order to get God
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  • to do something.
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  • "Well, Jesus fasted."
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  • Well, Jesus fasted because he was a prophet and he was
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  • Jesus fulfilling the law.
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  • He had to keep all of it, which include all the dietary laws.
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  • But under the new covenant, Jesus himself came and taught
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  • a lesson about what was going to be available.
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  • And there was a lunatic who kept throwing himself into fire, and
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  • his disciples came to him and the man--Jesus went there
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  • and he said, "Could you pray for our son?
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  • Sometimes, you know, he does this and throws himself
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  • in the fire."
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  • And they prayed for him to try to cast the demon out,
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  • but they had no success.
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  • The demon would not come out.
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  • Jesus showed up, the man said, "Your disciples tried to pray
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  • for my son, but it didn't do no good."
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  • So Jesus cast the devil out of him.
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  • And then they got by themselves and the disciples said,
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  • "Can we answer you a question?"
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  • Jesus said, "Sure."
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  • He said--they asked the question, "Why could we not
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  • cast this demon out?"
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  • Jesus gave them the answer.
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  • "Because of unbelief."
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  • "Unbelief?"
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  • And then Jesus said, "Yeah, unbelief."
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  • And then he said something and the church missed it.
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  • He said, "This kind cometh not out except by prayer
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  • and fasting."
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  • And the church thought he was referring to the demon,
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  • that that kind of demon doesn't come out so all
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  • the weird stuff happening.
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  • And so anytime you cast the devil out, if you're a
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  • big devil, "I go to go on a fast to handle the big devil.
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  • Or if it's strong enough where he doesn't come out at that time
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  • 'cause I need to go on a fast.
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  • If I was fast enough, then I would have been able
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  • to cast that devil out."
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  • No.
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  • It wasn't a devil he was talking about.
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  • He was talking about unbelief, and he says this kind
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  • of unbelief can--you cannot deal with this kind of unbelief
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  • without prayer and fasting.
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  • Fasting in the new covenant is for the purpose of dealing
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  • with unbelief.
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  • It is not for the purpose of you trying to get God
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  • to do something.
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  • It is for the purpose of taking your unbelief, which is over
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  • here, and bring it into line with the Word of God
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  • and bring it into line with your spirit.
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  • And once you're in line, then you can take care of the demon,
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  • the sickness, the issue, the finances because when
  • 00:24:06.270 --> 00:24:09.150
  • you believe right, you're going to live right.
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  • problems getting it, it's an unbelief issue.
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