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Igniting Kingdom Prayer: Praying in Jesus' Name

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October 6, 2019
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Dr. Tony Evans

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Igniting Kingdom Prayer: Praying in Jesus' Name

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  • - Tony Evans: You see,
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  • for many of us,
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  • the problem of us getting along
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  • with other people
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  • is our inability to get along
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  • with ourself.
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  • Everything visible and physical
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  • is preceded by something
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  • invisible and spiritual.
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  • The consequences we are dealing
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  • with in our lives, in our homes,
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  • in our culture, we are dealing
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  • with them because there is a gap
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  • between where God is
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  • and where we are.
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  • He wants to know that you want
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  • him and not just want his stuff.
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  • See, a lot of folk go to church
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  • to get God's stuff,
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  • but who don't want the God
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  • who gives it.
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  • So, if you're in distress,
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  • don't let that drive you away,
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  • draw you near.
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  • When you get close
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  • and want to live for him,
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  • want to please him,
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  • want to honor him,
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  • want to exalt him,
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  • want to draw near to him,
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  • then heaven opens up
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  • and he lets you find him.
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  • - Tony: It is normal for us
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  • to conclude our prayers
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  • with "In Jesus's name."
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  • And yet, for many of us,
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  • when we conclude our prayers
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  • that way,
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  • we just canceled out our request
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  • because it was forgery.
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  • It was an illegitimate use
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  • Yet it is the most important
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  • phrase in a prayer.
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  • When you conclude your prayer
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  • in Jesus's names,
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  • it determines whether
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  • you get what you ask for
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  • or whether you don't.
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  • Jesus makes an astounding
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  • statement.
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  • He says, "When you ask
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  • for anything in my name,
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  • you will receive it."
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  • Yet we all can testify
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  • that we've used the name
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  • and not got what we asked for.
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  • Well, what I want us
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  • to look at today
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  • is whether we've been using it
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  • legally or illegally.
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  • Because the use of the name
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  • and its legitimacy
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  • or lack thereof will determine
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  • whether we get what we pray for
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  • if we pray at all.
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  • So, I want to look
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  • at three things.
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  • Because if you grab
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  • what I share with you today,
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  • you will see prayers answered
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  • like you've never seen them
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  • before.
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  • You'll see kingdom authority
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  • leave eternity
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  • and come into time,
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  • leave heaven and come down
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  • to earth,
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  • leave the infinite and join
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  • the finite because we will
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  • have made contact with eternity.
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  • Now, the first thing
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  • we've got to answer is,
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  • what is this concept,
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  • what is this principle
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  • of in my name?
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  • What does that even mean?
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  • To understand that,
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  • we have to understand
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  • a little bit of theology here.
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  • God has already determined
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  • that what he does in history,
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  • on earth where you and I live,
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  • he will do by means
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  • of Jesus Christ.
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  • That's why 1 Timothy 2:5 says,
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  • "There is one mediator,"
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  • one in-between person,
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  • "between God and man,
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  • and that is the man
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  • Christ Jesus."
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  • Hebrews chapter 7,
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  • verses 24 and 25 says that,
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  • "Jesus ever lives
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  • to be the intercession,
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  • interconnection point,
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  • between us and God."
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  • The Bible says he mediates
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  • or brings to bear the promises
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  • of God,
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  • Hebrews chapter 8, verse 6.
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  • So, the Word of God,
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  • the ways of God are mediated
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  • or transferred by and through
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  • the person of Jesus Christ.
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  • When we talk about his name,
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  • we're not talking
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  • about his nomenclature alone.
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  • We're talking about the person
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  • who stands behind the name.
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  • So, when you talk about
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  • in the name of Jesus,
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  • you need to know the Jesus
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  • whose name you just used.
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  • It can't just be the Word.
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  • It has to be the authorized use
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  • of the person whose name
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  • you just called.
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  • In other words,
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  • just 'cause you authorize don't
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  • mean you can do your thing.
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  • I have authorized you
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  • to do my thing
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  • for my good on my behalf,
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  • so you best get my okay.
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  • If you go out there on your own,
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  • I'll find another power
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  • of attorney.
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  • What he was saying is,
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  • "I will give you authority
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  • as long as I'm authorizing
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  • how you're using it.
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  • Because the moment you use it
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  • in an unauthorized way,
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  • you lose my backing
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  • of the authorization
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  • I put on loan to you."
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  • When you pray the Father
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  • without the backing of the Son,
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  • you don't get the support
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  • of the Son in the request
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  • you made to the Father.
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  • But now let me give you
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  • the good news.
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  • The good news is
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  • that God the Father
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  • never turns down God the Son.
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  • There's only one time
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  • when God the Father
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  • turned down God the Son,
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  • and that's when he bore
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  • our sins on the cross.
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  • "My God, my God,
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  • why hast thou forsaken me?
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  • If it's possible,
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  • let this cup pass from me."
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  • God turned down the Son
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  • because he was bearing our sin.
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  • That's the only time
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  • that has happened.
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  • That is the only time
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  • it ever could happen again.
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  • It can never happen again.
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  • God never turns down Jesus.
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  • So, here's the deal.
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  • You want to make sure
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  • what you're praying for,
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  • Jesus is praying for.
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  • Because if what you're praying
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  • for is what Jesus
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  • is praying for,
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  • since the Father never
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  • turns down the Son,
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  • then what you are praying for
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  • that Jesus is praying for
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  • that the Father always accepts
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  • becomes an answered prayer
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  • for you.
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  • So, you've got to have a link
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  • between your prayer, his name,
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  • and the request
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  • you make to the Father.
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  • The question on the floor
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  • is not whether
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  • you're using the nomenclature,
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  • but whether you're using it
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  • in an authorized way.
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  • Because an unauthorized use
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  • of his name means a meaningless
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  • prayer request,
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  • because the Father loves the Son
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  • and responds to the Son.
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  • Then he responds to us,
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  • who's responded to the Son,
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  • who the Father responds to.
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  • So, he makes the statement
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  • that to use the name,
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  • you must use it
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  • in an authorized way.
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  • Number two,
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  • what are the prerequisites
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  • for me being able to use
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  • the name legitimately
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  • and with kingdom authority
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  • so that I can get heaven
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  • to come down into my history
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  • and to blow my mind,
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  • to answer my prayers,
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  • to respond to my request?
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  • God demands total surrender.
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  • Romans chapter 14,
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  • verses 8 and 9 says Jesus lived
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  • and Jesus died to control
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  • all of your life.
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  • He demands total surrender.
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  • It is submission
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  • to his lordship.
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  • Or as Luke 6:46 says,
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  • "Why do you call me,
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  • 'Lord, Lord,'
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  • and don't do what I say?"
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  • Lord means you are now
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  • my master,
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  • I am now your servant and slave.
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  • It is the absence of lordship
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  • that keeps prayers unanswered.
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  • It is the absence
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  • of his comprehensive rule
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  • because God knows
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  • that we're going to pick
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  • and choose what we like,
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  • pick and choose what we want, so
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  • he doesn't have total control.
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  • He has some commitment sometime.
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  • And he wants absolute,
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  • complete surrender.
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  • When you look at Colossians
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  • chapter 3,
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  • you find something
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  • very interesting.
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  • Beginning in verse 17,
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  • listen to these words.
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  • "Whatever you do in word
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  • or deed, do all in the name
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  • of the Lord Jesus,
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  • giving thanks through him
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  • to God the Father."
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  • Let me read that again.
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  • "Whatever you do in word,"
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  • what you say, "or deed,"
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  • what you do 'cause we always
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  • saying or doing something.
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  • "Do all," not some, "in the name
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  • of the Lord Jesus."
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  • When you decide my whole life
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  • is owned by him.
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  • Let me quote another verse.
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  • You won't like it,
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  • but I need to quote it.
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  • It's found in 1 Corinthians
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  • chapter 6, verses 19 and 20.
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  • Hold onto your seatbelt 'cause
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  • this will rock your world.
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  • He says in 1 Corinthians 6:19
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  • and 20, "You are not your own.
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  • You've been bought
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  • with a price."
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  • You don't get to own you
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  • once you become a Christian.
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  • You don't get to own you.
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  • He says you are not your own.
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  • I bought and paid for you
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  • with my blood on the cross,
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  • so don't say what you gonna do
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  • when I say something different.
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  • You don't own you.
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  • If you are willing to give up
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  • ownership of your life,
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  • now you can have access
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  • and kingdom authority in prayer.
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  • You can see God move.
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  • But he goes on
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  • and then he breaks it down.
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  • Just so you not thinking
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  • about church, verse 18,
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  • "Husbands, be the kind
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  • of husband I want you to be
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  • because I'm your Lord.
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  • Children, be the kind of child
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  • I want you to be,"
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  • 'cause verse 20 says,
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  • "'cause I'm your Lord."
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  • He goes to 21, "Fathers,
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  • be the kind of father
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  • I want you to be
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  • 'cause I'm your Lord."
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  • Then he goes to the workplace,
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  • he says, "Servants, when you go
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  • to work tomorrow,
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  • be the kind of worker
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  • I want you to be
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  • because I'm your Lord.
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  • Whatever you do,"
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  • he says verse 23,
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  • "do your work heartily
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  • as for the Lord
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  • rather than for men,
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  • knowing from the Lord
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  • you will receive the reward
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  • of inheritance.
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  • It is Jesus Christ the Lord
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  • whom you serve."
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  • You don't serve the man.
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  • You work for the man,
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  • but you serve the Lord.
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  • You don't even get to go to work
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  • tomorrow morning
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  • without Jesus being Lord.
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  • He wants to own your home,
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  • your life,
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  • your money, your time,
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  • your efforts, your work.
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  • You mean he wants it all?
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  • - Tony: I studied the Bible
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  • in college for four years.
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  • I studied the Bible
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  • for four years working
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  • on my master's degree,
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  • another four years
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  • working on my doctorate degree.
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  • And then I've been preaching
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  • all of these years and
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  • I'm still learning new things
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  • from this awesome,
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  • inexhaustible book,
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  • the Word of God.
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  • That's why I'm so excited about
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  • the Tony Evans Study Bible.
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  • And it's accompanied with the
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  • Tony Evans Bible Commentary.
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  • It will take all of this
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  • training and this teaching
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  • and make it available to you
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  • to understand, realize,
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  • and apply God's
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  • - Tony: He wants total
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  • ownership if you want
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  • answered prayer,
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  • if you want to see heaven,
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  • if you want to see
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  • kingdom authority
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  • manifested in your life.
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  • Listen, the more you surrender,
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  • the more of heaven you'll see.
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  • You want to get close to him.
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  • That's why the Scripture
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  • talks about how much
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  • the Father loves the Son.
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  • They are so into each other that
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  • they never turn each other down
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  • 'cause they so into each other.
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  • He wants us to be into him
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  • like that.
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  • That's why 1 Corinthians 15,
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  • verse 7 says, "You abide in me,
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  • and my Word abide in you.
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  • Ask me whatever you want to
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  • and I will do it for you,"
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  • 'cause we hang out together.
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  • How does this work?
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  • It works like this.
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  • Whatever the Father thinks,
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  • the Son thinks exactly
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  • the same thing
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  • 'cause they always
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  • on the same page.
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  • Whatever the Father thinks
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  • that the Son thinks,
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  • the Holy Spirit thinks
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  • 'cause he's part
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  • of the triune God.
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  • So, they're always
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  • on the same page.
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  • The closer you get to the Lord,
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  • whatever the Father thinks,
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  • whatever the Son thinks,
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  • that the Spirit thinks,
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  • because he renews our mind,
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  • we think.
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  • So, we begin to think
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  • what the Spirit thinks.
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  • That's exactly
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  • what the Son thinks,
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  • that's exactly
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  • what the Father thinks.
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  • Matthew 6:24,
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  • "No man can serve two masters."
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  • You can't have the Lord
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  • and anything
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  • as a final decision-maker.
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  • No, everybody has ideas.
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  • Only the Lord gets the final
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  • decision-maker to rule
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  • and overrule.
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  • Overrule your manhood,
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  • overrule your womanhood,
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  • overrule your marriage,
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  • overrule your singlehood,
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  • overrule your work,
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  • overrule your finances,
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  • overrule your activities,
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  • overrule your entertainment.
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  • He wants the whole kit
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  • and caboodle.
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  • That is, if you want to see
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  • heaven's authority on earth.
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  • It's not enough
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  • to believe in God.
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  • That's not good enough
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  • when it comes
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  • to having God move on earth.
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  • He moves on earth
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  • through his Son.
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  • So, your belief in God
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  • and love of God
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  • and appreciation of God,
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  • that's nice,
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  • but it's not sufficient
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  • for intervention in history.
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  • That comes through Christ.
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  • If you want intervention
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  • in history, then Jesus Christ,
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  • you must be willing
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  • to be identified with him.
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  • People ought to know
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  • that you're a Christian,
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  • and you ought to be found guilty
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  • of all charges.
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  • You should not apologize
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  • for your faith.
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  • Other folk aren't apologizing
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  • for their stuff.
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  • You should not be apologizing
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  • that you are a follower
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  • of Jesus the Christ.
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  • To call on his name in the day
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  • of trouble
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  • means you have publicly
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  • confessed him before men.
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  • Romans chapter 10,
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  • verses 9 and 10, he says,
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  • "If you--if you confess
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  • with your mouth,"
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  • that is open declaration
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  • that I am a--I'm
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  • a committed Christian,
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  • I belong to Jesus Christ,
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  • open declaration, not hidden,
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  • he says,
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  • "those who call on me,
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  • who have confessed,"
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  • he says, "will be delivered.
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  • Whatever you ask in my name,
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  • that will I do so
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  • that the Father may be glorified
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  • in the Son.
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  • If you ask anything in my name,
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  • I will do it."
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  • In other words,
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  • anything that's gonna make me
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  • and my daddy look good,
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  • I'mma do.
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  • Glorify.
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  • If you gonna make me look good
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  • by your prayer request.
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  • That's why I want to give you
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  • a secret, to give you a secret,
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  • this is a secret.
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  • When you go to God and
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  • you've been fully--you're fully
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  • surrendered and you go to him
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  • in the name of Jesus,
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  • his--don't tell nobody
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  • I told you this, but
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  • here's what I want you to do.
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  • I want you to tell God
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  • if he answers your request
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  • what he'll get out of it.
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  • 'Cause God loves to hear
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  • his glory on display.
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  • He loves to know
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  • he'll be glorified
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  • in the process,
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  • his name will be great.
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  • 1 John says this in chapter 5.
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  • John says in verse 13,
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  • "These things I've written
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  • to you who believe in the name
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  • of the Son of God,
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  • so that you might know,"
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  • keep the word "know" in mind,
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  • "that you have eternal life."
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  • So, when you place faith alone
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  • in Christ alone,
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  • he gives you an inner confidence
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  • of your salvation,
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  • a conviction
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  • that you're his child.
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  • But now, notice what he says
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  • right after that, verse 14.
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  • "This is the confidence
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  • which we have before him."
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  • So, the word "confidence,"
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  • the word "know."
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  • If we ask anything according
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  • to his will, he hears us.
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  • And if we know that he hears us
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  • in whatever we ask,
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  • we know that we have the request
  • 00:17:09.100 --> 00:17:12.100
  • that we have asked from him.
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  • Ooh, you see how many times
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  • I've said the word "know"?
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  • That is inner persuasion
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  • or confidence.
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  • Anybody been waiting
  • 00:17:24.050 --> 00:17:25.000
  • for something for awhile?
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  • Okay, well,
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  • the first question is,
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  • are you praying in his name,
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  • okay?
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  • Are you surrendered, okay?
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  • But given that, when there is a
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  • gap of time between a legitimate
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  • prayer in Jesus's name,
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  • the knowing that he's going
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  • to answer,
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  • but the lapse in time
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  • between the answer,
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  • it is for one reason and
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  • one reason alone: preparation.
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  • Either God is preparing it
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  • for you,
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  • or he's preparing you for it,
  • 00:18:00.150 --> 00:18:03.150
  • or he's preparing the two
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  • for each other.
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  • It is for preparation.
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  • God will use whatever time
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  • is needed for the preparation
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  • to occur,
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  • for the request to be answered,
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  • and you to be qualified
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  • to receive the request
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  • when it comes.
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  • Now, that's the good news.
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  • The bad news is
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  • you can delay the time
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  • because you can delay
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  • the preparation.
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  • You can decide
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  • I'm not gonna be surrendered.
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  • You can decide
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  • I'm not going to obey.
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  • You can decide--and
  • 00:18:34.050 --> 00:18:35.010
  • you can just spend that time on.
  • 00:18:35.010 --> 00:18:36.200
  • So, God may have decided,
  • 00:18:36.200 --> 00:18:38.170
  • "I'm gonna--it's gonna take
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  • one year,"
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  • and you may be at 25 years
  • 00:18:40.120 --> 00:18:42.220
  • because he never
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  • got the surrender, so
  • 00:18:43.160 --> 00:18:44.230
  • you never got the preparation,
  • 00:18:44.230 --> 00:18:46.110
  • so he can never answer.
  • 00:18:46.110 --> 00:18:47.180
  • It should have taken Israel
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  • about a month, a month
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  • and a half to leave Egypt
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  • and get to the Promised Land.
  • 00:18:53.070 --> 00:18:54.280
  • They walking around in circles
  • 00:18:54.280 --> 00:18:56.120
  • for 40 years because they never
  • 00:18:56.120 --> 00:18:59.040
  • accepted the preparation
  • 00:18:59.040 --> 00:19:01.070
  • that the wilderness was designed
  • 00:19:01.070 --> 00:19:03.150
  • to give.
  • 00:19:03.150 --> 00:19:04.140
  • He says there is a knowing
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  • that occurs
  • 00:19:07.220 --> 00:19:09.210
  • when we are in framework
  • 00:19:09.210 --> 00:19:11.170
  • with God.
  • 00:19:11.170 --> 00:19:14.110
  • It's powerful for, watch this,
  • 00:19:14.110 --> 00:19:16.240
  • physical and spiritual healing.
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  • James chapter 5,
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  • verses 13 to 15, he says,
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  • "If you pray in the name
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  • of the Lord, the prayer
  • 00:19:25.290 --> 00:19:28.090
  • will heal the sick, okay,
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  • and address the sin."
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  • Ooh, ooh.
  • 00:19:37.010 --> 00:19:37.270
  • The prayer will heal the sick
  • 00:19:37.270 --> 00:19:39.230
  • and address the sin.
  • 00:19:39.230 --> 00:19:42.200
  • Now, all sickness is not due
  • 00:19:42.200 --> 00:19:43.280
  • to sin,
  • 00:19:43.280 --> 00:19:46.050
  • but a lot of sickness is.
  • 00:19:48.060 --> 00:19:51.060
  • He says the prayer of faith,
  • 00:19:52.210 --> 00:19:55.210
  • he says in the name of the Lord,
  • 00:19:55.210 --> 00:19:58.130
  • so he brings the name in,
  • 00:19:58.130 --> 00:20:00.110
  • will heal the sick
  • 00:20:00.110 --> 00:20:01.180
  • and it will deal with the sin.
  • 00:20:04.250 --> 00:20:07.250
  • What God is saying
  • 00:20:07.250 --> 00:20:08.290
  • is if I could ever get
  • 00:20:08.290 --> 00:20:10.080
  • to the spiritual,
  • 00:20:10.080 --> 00:20:11.010
  • we could do a lot better
  • 00:20:11.010 --> 00:20:12.000
  • with the physical.
  • 00:20:12.000 --> 00:20:14.070
  • See, most of our prayers
  • 00:20:14.070 --> 00:20:15.280
  • once--we want God
  • 00:20:15.280 --> 00:20:16.280
  • to change stuff in the physical.
  • 00:20:16.280 --> 00:20:19.020
  • Give me more money,
  • 00:20:19.020 --> 00:20:19.260
  • give me better health,
  • 00:20:19.260 --> 00:20:20.290
  • give me a new car,
  • 00:20:20.290 --> 00:20:21.220
  • give me a new house,
  • 00:20:21.220 --> 00:20:22.150
  • give me nice clothes,
  • 00:20:22.150 --> 00:20:23.120
  • give me--no, we want God
  • 00:20:23.120 --> 00:20:25.010
  • to do something
  • 00:20:25.010 --> 00:20:25.280
  • in the physical.
  • 00:20:25.280 --> 00:20:26.240
  • And that's not--there's nothing
  • 00:20:26.240 --> 00:20:27.290
  • wrong with that,
  • 00:20:27.290 --> 00:20:29.060
  • but we often want him
  • 00:20:29.060 --> 00:20:30.070
  • to do stuff in the physical
  • 00:20:30.070 --> 00:20:31.160
  • without touching the spiritual.
  • 00:20:31.160 --> 00:20:34.120
  • Don't touch my sin,
  • 00:20:34.120 --> 00:20:35.290
  • but give me my blessing.
  • 00:20:35.290 --> 00:20:38.080
  • Don't touch my rebellion,
  • 00:20:38.080 --> 00:20:40.080
  • but give me my blessing.
  • 00:20:40.080 --> 00:20:41.270
  • No, he doesn't mind changing
  • 00:20:41.270 --> 00:20:43.270
  • the physical,
  • 00:20:43.270 --> 00:20:44.280
  • but he wants to address
  • 00:20:44.280 --> 00:20:45.290
  • the spiritual.
  • 00:20:48.070 --> 00:20:51.070
  • And that brings in a monster
  • 00:20:51.110 --> 00:20:54.110
  • authority.
  • 00:20:54.110 --> 00:20:55.060
  • Kingdom authority,
  • 00:20:55.060 --> 00:20:55.280
  • you want to know
  • 00:20:55.280 --> 00:20:56.130
  • kingdom authority?
  • 00:20:56.130 --> 00:20:57.020
  • Here's the monster.
  • 00:20:57.020 --> 00:21:00.020
  • The name of Jesus
  • 00:21:00.020 --> 00:21:01.030
  • gives you power over the devil
  • 00:21:01.050 --> 00:21:04.050
  • because much of what we deal
  • 00:21:04.050 --> 00:21:05.110
  • with has come from him,
  • 00:21:05.110 --> 00:21:07.010
  • or through him, or by him.
  • 00:21:07.010 --> 00:21:09.160
  • In Luke chapter 10,
  • 00:21:09.160 --> 00:21:10.150
  • verses 17 and 19,
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  • he told his disciples--here
  • 00:21:13.140 --> 00:21:15.220
  • he's having a conversation
  • 00:21:15.220 --> 00:21:16.230
  • with his disciples,
  • 00:21:16.230 --> 00:21:17.130
  • and he says, "You have authority
  • 00:21:17.130 --> 00:21:19.130
  • over the devil in my name.
  • 00:21:19.130 --> 00:21:22.110
  • You tread among the demons,
  • 00:21:22.110 --> 00:21:24.020
  • you tread on top of the demons."
  • 00:21:24.020 --> 00:21:26.200
  • Instead of the devil
  • 00:21:26.200 --> 00:21:27.150
  • and the demons walking on you,
  • 00:21:27.150 --> 00:21:28.290
  • you walking on them.
  • 00:21:28.290 --> 00:21:30.100
  • Tread means to walk on.
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  • When's the last time
  • 00:21:32.170 --> 00:21:33.080
  • you walked on the devil,
  • 00:21:33.080 --> 00:21:34.170
  • just walked on him?
  • 00:21:34.170 --> 00:21:35.280
  • "Oh devil, let me walk on you."
  • 00:21:35.280 --> 00:21:38.190
  • Rather than him walking
  • 00:21:38.190 --> 00:21:39.090
  • over you.
  • 00:21:39.090 --> 00:21:40.290
  • He says, "I give you authority,"
  • 00:21:40.290 --> 00:21:42.160
  • he used the word "authority,"
  • 00:21:42.160 --> 00:21:43.240
  • "to tread on the devil
  • 00:21:43.240 --> 00:21:45.190
  • and his demonic scorpions."
  • 00:21:45.190 --> 00:21:47.110
  • Why?
  • 00:21:47.110 --> 00:21:48.110
  • Because many of the issues
  • 00:21:48.110 --> 00:21:50.270
  • we have are demonically
  • 00:21:51.180 --> 00:21:54.180
  • exacerbated.
  • 00:21:54.180 --> 00:21:57.050
  • See, we think the problem
  • 00:21:57.050 --> 00:21:58.120
  • in the divorce
  • 00:21:58.120 --> 00:21:59.100
  • was our personalities.
  • 00:21:59.100 --> 00:22:01.090
  • That wasn't the problem.
  • 00:22:01.090 --> 00:22:02.110
  • The problem is the devil
  • 00:22:02.110 --> 00:22:03.170
  • got ahold of your personalities.
  • 00:22:03.170 --> 00:22:05.250
  • And when the demons got ahold
  • 00:22:05.250 --> 00:22:06.290
  • of your personalities,
  • 00:22:06.290 --> 00:22:08.070
  • your personalities
  • 00:22:08.070 --> 00:22:09.080
  • got amped up.
  • 00:22:09.080 --> 00:22:11.100
  • In chapter 19 of Acts,
  • 00:22:11.100 --> 00:22:13.100
  • I love this.
  • 00:22:14.150 --> 00:22:17.150
  • Verse 13 and 17, okay,
  • 00:22:17.150 --> 00:22:19.140
  • Paul is casting out demons
  • 00:22:19.140 --> 00:22:22.140
  • in Jesus's name.
  • 00:22:22.140 --> 00:22:24.110
  • He just getting rid of demons
  • 00:22:24.110 --> 00:22:25.170
  • in Jesus's name.
  • 00:22:25.170 --> 00:22:26.130
  • He just--the sick
  • 00:22:26.130 --> 00:22:28.060
  • are being healed,
  • 00:22:28.060 --> 00:22:29.040
  • the supernatural
  • 00:22:29.040 --> 00:22:29.230
  • is occurring regularly
  • 00:22:29.230 --> 00:22:31.130
  • in Jesus's name.
  • 00:22:31.210 --> 00:22:34.210
  • Well, some dudes see this
  • 00:22:34.220 --> 00:22:37.220
  • and they say, "Wait a minute,
  • 00:22:37.220 --> 00:22:38.210
  • wait a minute, wait a minute.
  • 00:22:38.210 --> 00:22:40.070
  • Paul using this name Jesus
  • 00:22:40.070 --> 00:22:42.040
  • and stuff happening.
  • 00:22:42.040 --> 00:22:44.220
  • Why don't we do that?"
  • 00:22:46.230 --> 00:22:49.230
  • 'Cause they concluded
  • 00:22:49.230 --> 00:22:51.110
  • there's magic in his name,
  • 00:22:51.110 --> 00:22:53.270
  • there's some magical name here,
  • 00:22:53.270 --> 00:22:55.070
  • Paul doing all this stuff
  • 00:22:55.070 --> 00:22:56.020
  • in Jesus's name.
  • 00:22:56.020 --> 00:22:57.070
  • So, they came
  • 00:22:57.070 --> 00:22:58.030
  • to this demon-possessed person,
  • 00:22:58.030 --> 00:23:00.130
  • the sons of Sceva.
  • 00:23:00.130 --> 00:23:02.110
  • They came in Jesus's person
  • 00:23:02.110 --> 00:23:04.210
  • and they use the name of Jesus.
  • 00:23:04.210 --> 00:23:07.040
  • They do like Christians do,
  • 00:23:07.040 --> 00:23:08.040
  • "Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus.
  • 00:23:08.040 --> 00:23:10.210
  • In the name of Jesus, Jesus."
  • 00:23:10.260 --> 00:23:13.260
  • They went Jesus on him,
  • 00:23:13.260 --> 00:23:16.160
  • just Jesus all over the place.
  • 00:23:16.160 --> 00:23:18.240
  • Just, "Come out, demon."
  • 00:23:19.210 --> 00:23:22.210
  • Then Acts 19 says the demon
  • 00:23:22.210 --> 00:23:24.060
  • spoke up.
  • 00:23:24.060 --> 00:23:26.180
  • Demon spoke up and the demon
  • 00:23:26.180 --> 00:23:28.080
  • says, "Jesus we know,
  • 00:23:30.030 --> 00:23:33.030
  • Paul we know.
  • 00:23:33.030 --> 00:23:35.240
  • We don't know
  • 00:23:35.240 --> 00:23:36.140
  • who you folks are."
  • 00:23:36.140 --> 00:23:39.040
  • And says the demon jumped out of
  • 00:23:39.040 --> 00:23:40.240
  • the man and jumped onto the folk
  • 00:23:40.240 --> 00:23:43.190
  • who was using the name of Jesus,
  • 00:23:43.200 --> 00:23:46.200
  • stripped them of their clothes,
  • 00:23:46.200 --> 00:23:48.150
  • and it says
  • 00:23:48.150 --> 00:23:49.080
  • and they ran out naked.
  • 00:23:49.080 --> 00:23:51.180
  • Why?
  • 00:23:51.180 --> 00:23:52.120
  • Because when you don't know
  • 00:23:52.120 --> 00:23:53.270
  • how to use the name
  • 00:23:53.270 --> 00:23:55.160
  • and you still use the name,
  • 00:23:55.160 --> 00:23:58.020
  • you just invite the devil
  • 00:23:58.020 --> 00:24:00.170
  • to jump all over you
  • 00:24:00.170 --> 00:24:02.200
  • and make things worse on you
  • 00:24:02.200 --> 00:24:05.040
  • while you call on Jesus's name.
  • 00:24:07.080 --> 00:24:10.080
  • So, Jesus's name is not a name
  • 00:24:10.080 --> 00:24:11.290
  • to be played with,
  • 00:24:11.290 --> 00:24:14.160
  • nor is it dice, is it magic
  • 00:24:14.160 --> 00:24:17.060
  • you just throw out there, huh?
  • 00:24:17.060 --> 00:24:19.200
  • This is a person
  • 00:24:19.200 --> 00:24:20.210
  • behind the name.
  • 00:24:20.210 --> 00:24:21.240
  • And if you don't know
  • 00:24:21.240 --> 00:24:22.150
  • the person,
  • 00:24:22.150 --> 00:24:23.170
  • submitted to the person,
  • 00:24:23.170 --> 00:24:25.000
  • intimate with the person,
  • 00:24:25.000 --> 00:24:26.140
  • following the person,
  • 00:24:26.140 --> 00:24:27.250
  • yielding to the person,
  • 00:24:27.250 --> 00:24:29.090
  • submitted to the person,
  • 00:24:29.090 --> 00:24:30.220
  • don't expect the power.
  • 00:24:30.260 --> 00:24:33.260
  • The power comes from a person.
  • 00:24:34.050 --> 00:24:37.050
  • When you--when you get
  • 00:24:37.050 --> 00:24:38.290
  • on your knees to pray,
  • 00:24:38.290 --> 00:24:41.160
  • and you go to your
  • 00:24:41.160 --> 00:24:42.120
  • heavenly Father and say,
  • 00:24:42.120 --> 00:24:44.000
  • "Father, I want this,
  • 00:24:44.000 --> 00:24:44.280
  • I need this.
  • 00:24:44.280 --> 00:24:45.270
  • Help me over here,
  • 00:24:45.270 --> 00:24:46.260
  • deliver me over there,"
  • 00:24:46.260 --> 00:24:48.070
  • God has a question,
  • 00:24:48.070 --> 00:24:49.160
  • "Show me your ID.
  • 00:24:49.160 --> 00:24:51.290
  • Upon what right and authority do
  • 00:24:51.290 --> 00:24:54.030
  • you have right now to come
  • 00:24:54.030 --> 00:24:56.030
  • to my throne, and to make this
  • 00:24:56.030 --> 00:24:58.010
  • request, and to expect me
  • 00:24:58.010 --> 00:24:59.220
  • to let you into my holy throne?
  • 00:24:59.220 --> 00:25:02.000
  • Where is your ID?"
  • 00:25:02.000 --> 00:25:04.290
  • And oh, if you understand
  • 00:25:04.290 --> 00:25:06.130
  • the name of Jesus,
  • 00:25:06.130 --> 00:25:08.120
  • you got an ID.
  • 00:25:08.120 --> 00:25:10.130
  • Just like when it comes time
  • 00:25:10.130 --> 00:25:11.200
  • to go to heaven and if Peter
  • 00:25:11.200 --> 00:25:13.270
  • would say, "On what grounds
  • 00:25:13.270 --> 00:25:15.200
  • should I let you into glory?"
  • 00:25:15.200 --> 00:25:17.220
  • I hope you don't say,
  • 00:25:17.220 --> 00:25:18.220
  • "My good works."
  • 00:25:18.220 --> 00:25:20.070
  • I hope you don't say,
  • 00:25:20.070 --> 00:25:21.060
  • "I was a member
  • 00:25:21.060 --> 00:25:21.260
  • of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship."
  • 00:25:21.260 --> 00:25:23.240
  • I hope you don't say,
  • 00:25:23.240 --> 00:25:24.280
  • "I'm a nice person,"
  • 00:25:24.280 --> 00:25:26.100
  • 'cause that'll get you booted
  • 00:25:26.100 --> 00:25:27.100
  • out of heaven.
  • 00:25:27.100 --> 00:25:28.180
  • There's only one thing
  • 00:25:28.180 --> 00:25:29.140
  • that's gonna get you into glory,
  • 00:25:29.140 --> 00:25:31.070
  • and that is I have somebody
  • 00:25:31.070 --> 00:25:33.060
  • who died on the cross
  • 00:25:33.060 --> 00:25:34.120
  • for my sins,
  • 00:25:34.120 --> 00:25:35.170
  • who was my personal substitute,
  • 00:25:35.170 --> 00:25:37.280
  • who I placed my eternal destiny
  • 00:25:37.280 --> 00:25:40.140
  • in the hands of
  • 00:25:40.140 --> 00:25:42.080
  • for the gift of eternal life.
  • 00:25:42.080 --> 00:25:44.050
  • That's your ID for glory.
  • 00:25:44.050 --> 00:25:46.030
  • But while you're on your way
  • 00:25:46.030 --> 00:25:47.140
  • there and you go to God
  • 00:25:47.140 --> 00:25:49.190
  • for answered prayer,
  • 00:25:49.190 --> 00:25:51.020
  • and the Father says,
  • 00:25:51.020 --> 00:25:52.020
  • "What's your ID?"
  • 00:25:52.020 --> 00:25:53.140
  • all you got to do is tell him,
  • 00:25:53.140 --> 00:25:55.050
  • "I come in the name of the Lord
  • 00:25:55.050 --> 00:25:56.200
  • Jesus, who I've submitted my
  • 00:25:56.200 --> 00:25:58.200
  • life to, who rules over my life,
  • 00:25:58.200 --> 00:26:01.150
  • who controls my life,
  • 00:26:01.150 --> 00:26:03.140
  • who I'm not ashamed
  • 00:26:03.140 --> 00:26:04.160
  • to be identified with."
  • 00:26:04.160 --> 00:26:06.050
  • Or as the words
  • 00:26:06.050 --> 00:26:07.040
  • of the Apostle Paul says,
  • 00:26:07.040 --> 00:26:08.210
  • "I'm not ashamed of the gospel,
  • 00:26:08.210 --> 00:26:10.150
  • for it is the power of God
  • 00:26:10.150 --> 00:26:13.020
  • unto salvation to everyone
  • 00:26:13.020 --> 00:26:15.170
  • who believes."
  • 00:26:15.170 --> 00:26:16.210
  • Anybody want some power?
  • 00:26:16.210 --> 00:26:18.220
  • Anybody want some victory?
  • 00:26:18.220 --> 00:26:20.200
  • Anybody want some deliverance?
  • 00:26:20.200 --> 00:26:22.220
  • Anybody want to see some heaven?
  • 00:26:22.220 --> 00:26:24.280
  • Well, then give God the glory
  • 00:26:24.280 --> 00:26:26.290
  • [music]
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  • - Tony: Our spiritual power
  • 00:26:37.230 --> 00:26:40.110
  • is directly related to the level
  • 00:26:40.110 --> 00:26:43.070
  • of our spiritual intimacy.
  • 00:26:44.090 --> 00:26:47.090
  • We cannot experience the
  • 00:26:47.090 --> 00:26:49.000
  • authority of God operating in,
  • 00:26:49.000 --> 00:26:51.050
  • to, and through our lives
  • 00:26:51.050 --> 00:26:53.070
  • if we have a long-distance
  • 00:26:53.070 --> 00:26:54.200
  • relationship.
  • 00:26:54.200 --> 00:26:56.220
  • You know, just like
  • 00:26:56.220 --> 00:26:57.160
  • when we're driving a car
  • 00:26:57.160 --> 00:26:58.120
  • and you get too far away
  • 00:26:58.120 --> 00:27:00.100
  • from the signal,
  • 00:27:00.100 --> 00:27:01.280
  • things get choppy,
  • 00:27:01.280 --> 00:27:02.290
  • there's a lot of static
  • 00:27:02.290 --> 00:27:03.250
  • on the line,
  • 00:27:03.250 --> 00:27:05.110
  • and you don't pick up things
  • 00:27:05.110 --> 00:27:07.190
  • clearly.
  • 00:27:07.190 --> 00:27:08.260
  • When we get too far from God,
  • 00:27:08.260 --> 00:27:11.060
  • what he wants to do,
  • 00:27:11.060 --> 00:27:12.180
  • that exceedingly great power
  • 00:27:12.180 --> 00:27:15.090
  • that he wants to demonstrate
  • 00:27:15.090 --> 00:27:16.120
  • in our lives, we don't see it,
  • 00:27:16.120 --> 00:27:19.070
  • we don't pick up the signal.
  • 00:27:19.070 --> 00:27:20.110
  • There's a lot of static
  • 00:27:20.110 --> 00:27:21.110
  • on the line.
  • 00:27:21.110 --> 00:27:23.010
  • If you really want to experience
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  • God's power,
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  • increase your passionate
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  • pursuit of intimacy.
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  • Then you won't have to look
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  • for his power.
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