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Living Proof with Beth Moore

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  • (Beth Moore) I am so full of joy this morning.
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  • Anybody else got a little joy on 'em today?
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  • We're gonna lift it up
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  • and let the name of Jesus go forth in this place
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  • in such power and in such presence.
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  • We are so, so thrilled to be with you.
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  • And I think what God's gonna remind us of today
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  • is that we're in the middle of the story.
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  • Do you not think that he's gonna tie up
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  • every thread where you are concerned,
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  • that he who started the plan knows how to end it?
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  • We're gonna get some confidence in him today
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  • in his ability to always bring something to a good finish.
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  • Can somebody say, "Hallelujah"?
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  • There's nothing, no sin, no transgression
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  • that exceeds the power of the cross.
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  • Thank you, God.
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  • Let me tell you something, when you think you don't know,
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  • "No, this is just my defense.
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  • I am cold-hearted but it keeps me safe."
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  • You know what? You know what?
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  • It makes us stupid because the harder our heart,
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  • the harder our head,
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  • and it won't soak in, it won't absorb the truth,
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  • but we'll think we are.
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  • So we just keep making the summations
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  • based on wrong information.
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  • If we want to precede the true wisdom and knowledge of God,
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  • it's going to come to a soft heart.
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  • I am fascinated by something right now.
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  • Turn with me to Isaiah 47, Isaiah 47,
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  • I want to show you something.
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  • Let me give you a little bit of background on it,
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  • and I think you'll be there with me in an instant.
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  • God is speaking over Babylon and he is decreeing something
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  • over Babylon because Babylon
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  • is going to be vicious to his people.
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  • Now, his people have gotten themselves into enormous trouble
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  • with their idolatry and with all their heresies,
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  • and they have walked themselves after warning,
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  • after warning, after warning, after warning,
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  • they are walking themselves right into captivity.
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  • And God is going to give them over to the Babylonians
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  • for 70 years,
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  • and they're going take Jerusalem,
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  • and they're going to raze that city
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  • and burn everything they can get their hands on
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  • and destroy.
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  • But here's what I want to say,
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  • Babylon still was not without indictment.
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  • As far God was concerned, they were an evil, evil,
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  • evil empire,
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  • that did heinous things to the people of God.
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  • And so here, he is prophesying back over Babylon.
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  • Stay with me, I want you to see two verses,
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  • Isaiah 47, verse 8 and verse 10.
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  • So he says--he's going to quote now Babylon's mentality
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  • when he says, "Now, therefore, hear this,
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  • "you lovers of pleasure, who sit securely,
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  • "who say in your heart,
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  • "'I am, and there is no one besides me.'
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  • "You felt secure in your wickedness.
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  • "You said, 'No one sees me.'
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  • "Your wisdom and knowledge led you astray,
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  • "and you said in your heart,
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  • 'I am, and there is no one besides me.'"
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  • Back in Isaiah's day, in Jeremiah's day,
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  • and certainly in Daniel's day, Babylon was a real, live place.
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  • It was a place you could locate on the map.
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  • The very first form of the word "Babylon" was Babel.
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  • This is important for you to know.
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  • Make this trace all the way back,
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  • Genesis chapter 11,
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  • when the people that God has said,
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  • "Scatter and cover the earth,"
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  • instead came all together and said,
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  • "Let's make a name for ourselves."
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  • Y'all, this is just classic, this is an alienation from God,
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  • this is the Godless versus the Godly.
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  • And so this is the mentality, this was the beginnings
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  • of Babylon.
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  • This whole, "I'm smarter. I'm my own God."
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  • This play on words here, that he's saying,
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  • "I'm quoting you going, 'I am.'"
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  • That is a play on words off of Exodus chapter 3,
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  • "I am that I am, and I will be known
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  • throughout all generations by this name."
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  • It's also a play on the fact that I think five times,
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  • maybe I wrote it down.
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  • Okay, yes, five times in chapters 45 and 46 of Isaiah,
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  • five times God says, "I am the Lord
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  • "and there is no one besides me.
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  • There is no other God besides me."
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  • So it's a play on those words that Babylon's going like,
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  • "I am, and there is no one besides me."
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  • It's the most arrogant thing you can imagine.
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  • And so, Babylon itself was about 50 miles south of modern Bagdad,
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  • and in the region became Babylonia,
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  • and then it became an empire
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  • that it spread its tentacles all over that part
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  • of the world at its peak.
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  • So there is historic Babylon,
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  • and there is also apocalyptic Babylon
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  • because in this portion of Isaiah,
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  • as well as in Revelation,
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  • I'm just going to throw out to you if you want to look
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  • at it later, Revelation 18 is one of the places.
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  • It's not the only place.
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  • But Babylon not only is thought of as a place in Scripture,
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  • it's thought of as a mentality,
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  • and it's being called on the carpet
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  • in this mentality, in Isaiah,
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  • but all over the portions about it in Revelation,
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  • where it calls out that you are the one
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  • that prostituted.
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  • It is this mindset of godlessness that says,
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  • "I am, and there is no one besides me."
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  • It is the ultimate--if you look in Daniel chapter 1
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  • and see what the Babylonians wanted when they picked
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  • the best, and the brightest, and the youngest,
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  • and the most handsome.
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  • It is all of the things that sparkle: beauty, glamour,
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  • privilege, excess, self-adoring, image building.
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  • It's the social variety of ethnic cleansing.
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  • It is meant to cleanse of all the ugly.
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  • Only nothing turns out uglier in the entire world.
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  • In a word, Babylon is indulge.
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  • Indulge yourself in whatever you want, no limitations.
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  • Indulge your fantasies.
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  • Indulge your spirituality.
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  • Anything goes.
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  • See, in the Babylon mentality, polytheism is fully acceptable.
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  • Have as many gods as you want. Who cares?
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  • Because I'm going to tell you something,
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  • the devil knows that for most of us,
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  • the common Joes out here, we're not really going
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  • to be drawn in by, "Do you want to be demonic and evil?"
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  • Most of us are not going to go,
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  • "Oh, that sounds fabulous to me."
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  • He plays on us and this world, just the same way
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  • he played on them in the garden.
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  • All he has to say is, "Why in the world should you worship God
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  • when you could be one?
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  • Why?"
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  • All in the world the enemy has to do to move you back from God
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  • is to make you and make me all about ourselves.
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  • What I want to present to you because we're,
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  • we are not, most of us are in Christ,
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  • but what I'm going to tell you is we're so surrounded
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  • by this in this culture, that this is bleeding
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  • all over the church.
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  • All over the church.
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  • I mean he's doing a really good job of this,
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  • not only in our culture but among us as Christians.
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  • And I'll tell you what I think it's producing in us.
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  • I think it's producing "The Me Show."
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  • Welcome everyone to "The Me Show."
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  • I am your host, me.
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  • I cannot wait to introduce you to my special guest today.
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  • You are going to absolutely love them.
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  • I have three special guests to bring to you today
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  • on "The Me Show," and the first one is me.
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  • This is sly me.
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  • You'd never suspect it was me.
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  • I'm right under your nose.
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  • I am the intriguing me.
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  • I am the double agent me.
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  • Would you welcome our first guest, sly me.
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  • [audience applauding]
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  • My second guest today is provocative me.
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  • Who's that lady?
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  • Sexy lady.
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  • Men are putty in my hands me.
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  • This is girls are jealous of me.
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  • This is provocative me.
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  • [audience applauding]
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  • Would you now please welcome our third and final guest
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  • for today, it is regal and royal me.
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  • This is the me who is in charge, the commanding me,
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  • the girl that is queenie me,
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  • and my three special guests are the sly me,
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  • the provocative me and the commanding me.
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  • Would you please welcome me.
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  • [audience applauding]
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  • Would you just say these words with me,
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  • "I am, and there is no one besides me."
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  • Anybody get the game?
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  • It's me, me and me.
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  • It's just all going to be about me,
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  • and this is what we do.
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  • I started just writing in some portions of that Scripture
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  • and I just began inserting little parts of it.
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  • Remember that Scripture 47:8 and 10?
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  • "I am, and there is no one besides me."
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  • Let me just put in a few phrases and let's just see
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  • if this fits the world we live in.
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  • "I am, and there is no one in this picture besides me."
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  • "I am, and there is no one in this video besides me."
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  • "I am, and there is no one on my mind besides me."
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  • "I am, and there is no one who's my boss besides me."
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  • "I am, and there is no one who vaguely interests me
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  • besides me."
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  • "I am, and there is no one who is a priority
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  • in this relationship besides me."
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  • I was telling one of my buddies on the praise team
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  • that we were going this direction today
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  • in our lesson, and he was telling me
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  • about his darling daughter just recently breaking up
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  • with a guy.
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  • And I said, "Well, you know, I thought she just really."
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  • "Yeah," he said, "She did. She did."
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  • They both really liked him.
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  • In months of dating, months of dating,
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  • he never asked her a single question about herself.
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  • They were both athletes.
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  • She went to every one of his games
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  • which he talked about continually.
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  • She was even on a championship team,
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  • and never one time did he come to see her play.
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  • They went to the same school.
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  • Why in the world did he bother?
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  • Because she looked good on his arm,
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  • as he was all about me.
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  • This mentality that it just invasive in our society,
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  • is even tempting us to choose people
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  • we will be in pictures and situations with.
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  • We plan what will be best for our post.
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  • Will they make us look good?
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  • There's a strong Word that comes out of Revelation 18, verse 4,
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  • where God says through the Holy Spirit, "Come out of her."
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  • Come out of her.
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  • "Come out of her" may mean a lot of different things.
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  • It could mean something to one person.
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  • In other words, you--if you
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  • --"Beth, if you can't behave yourself there, come out.
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  • Come out."
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  • To somebody else, it may be, "You stay right where you are,"
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  • but do not take on the mentality.
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  • This I'm positive of.
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  • We've got to get rid of the mentality.
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  • We don't play into it.
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  • We don't play into it. We do not play into it.
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  • September 28, our home base
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  • will be Woodstock, Georgia.
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  • But the beauty of it is, you can come from anywhere.
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  • You don't have to go anywhere to come
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  • as long as you have online access.
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  • You can do it from home,
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  • you can do it at a church that may have that gathering
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  • that is going to be a host church for the event.
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  • Wherever it might be, come be part of it.
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  • We can't wait to see what God would speak over us.
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  • We'll worship, we'll be in the Word of God,
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  • and we anticipate him doing more than we could ask or imagine.
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  • I hope so much you'll join us.
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  • Remember what we were talking about,
  • 00:14:54.060 --> 00:14:55.170
  • they're darkened in their understanding
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  • because of their hardness, because of the ignorance
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  • that is in them due to their hardness of heart.
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  • Listen, there is Godly knowledge and wisdom.
  • 00:15:00.180 --> 00:15:04.090
  • In fact, you got to look at a portion
  • 00:15:04.100 --> 00:15:05.290
  • of Ephesians chapter 1,
  • 00:15:06.000 --> 00:15:07.190
  • when it talks about when Paul says,
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  • "And I pray that you--that the eyes of your heart
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  • may be enlightened so that you may know
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  • the hope to which he has called you."
  • 00:15:15.010 --> 00:15:16.230
  • He also talks about, "that God may give us the Spirit of wisdom
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  • and revelation to know him better."
  • 00:15:20.080 --> 00:15:22.280
  • God gives us, he even says in James chapter 1,
  • 00:15:22.290 --> 00:15:26.000
  • "that we're to ask wisdom when we lack it,
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  • and we're to ask without doubting."
  • 00:15:27.280 --> 00:15:29.080
  • And I try to practice this all the time because it obviously
  • 00:15:29.090 --> 00:15:32.260
  • is so important to God that when you and I pray for wisdom,
  • 00:15:32.270 --> 00:15:35.080
  • we're going, "Thank you 'cause I know it's coming.
  • 00:15:35.090 --> 00:15:37.060
  • "I'm not going to doubt, I'm going to know
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  • "I lack wisdom in this area.
  • 00:15:38.240 --> 00:15:40.140
  • "I need Father, I need you to make me smarter in this area.
  • 00:15:40.150 --> 00:15:43.050
  • "I don't really know what to do or my knowledge
  • 00:15:43.060 --> 00:15:45.260
  • "on it is so limited, I need you desperately, Lord.
  • 00:15:45.270 --> 00:15:48.150
  • "I need wisdom and I thank you in advance
  • 00:15:48.160 --> 00:15:50.020
  • "because I'm going to walk in faith.
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  • "You're going to give to me.
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  • You will give it to me without reprimand, without reprimand."
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  • There's wisdom in knowledge, but when it's in the Spirit,
  • 00:15:54.190 --> 00:15:58.050
  • when it's in the Spirit, it really does make us smarter.
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  • And all it does in worldly terms is come out of a hardened heart,
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  • that has an ignorant mind that thinks it's smart.
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  • Your wisdom and your knowledge led you astray.
  • 00:16:11.170 --> 00:16:13.210
  • In 2 Timothy 3:1 through 3a, I want to read this to you
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  • because it is out of--this is out of the NIV.
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  • I'm going to show it to you on the screen because the wording
  • 00:16:20.180 --> 00:16:22.240
  • is going to be so clear in it.
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  • This is a description of the sociological characteristics
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  • of the last days, and it gets closer,
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  • and closer and closer to the time of Christ return.
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  • This is what the world will get more and more like.
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  • See, if you don't think this sounds like it,
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  • "In the last days, there will be terrible times.
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  • "People will be lovers of themselves,
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  • "lovers of money, boastful, proud,
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  • "abusive, disobedient to their parents,
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  • "ungrateful, unholy, without love.
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  • Lovers of themselves without love."
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  • I want to show you what that word "without love" means
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  • because it is a fascinating, fascinating word.
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  • Astorgos means lacking family love.
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  • What the Word of God is telling us
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  • in 2 Timothy 3 is that as we get closer
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  • and closer to the return of Christ,
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  • there will be less and less and less,
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  • not just love in general terms, less family love.
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  • Can I see anybody's hand that has noticed
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  • that in any of their spheres of influence?
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  • Well, this is remarkable.
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  • This is what happens and you can take this to the bank.
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  • It will happen every time.
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  • You cannot keep it from happening.
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  • The more, stay with me,
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  • the more we just become inordinately in love
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  • with ourselves, the less we will love,
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  • not only just people out there,
  • 00:17:42.260 --> 00:17:45.240
  • our own family members--listen, listen, listen.
  • 00:17:45.250 --> 00:17:50.090
  • The more we get caught up in all our narcissism
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  • and all our self-obsessions,
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  • the less we will love our own children,
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  • our own spouses, our own siblings,
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  • our own parents.
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  • The more we give way to inordinate self-adoration,
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  • and there's all sorts of ways.
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  • You don't even have to like yourself to adore yourself.
  • 00:18:10.260 --> 00:18:12.270
  • You only have to think about yourself all the time.
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  • Self-loathing is its own brand of self-obsession,
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  • that every thought I have is still about me.
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  • Every place I go, is still about how's everybody reacting to me?
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  • Will nobody even notice I was there?
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  • Everything, everything, everything is filtered through.
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  • Did anyone notice me?
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  • It's always about me. It's never about anybody else.
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  • Have a good friend whose mother is--has
  • 00:18:33.280 --> 00:18:36.060
  • that narcissistic thing going.
  • 00:18:36.070 --> 00:18:38.250
  • And I mean, honestly, for both her wedding
  • 00:18:38.260 --> 00:18:41.060
  • and the birth of her child,
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  • her mother made it entirely about her.
  • 00:18:42.220 --> 00:18:44.130
  • Entirely about her. Entirely about her.
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  • They can't even see it.
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  • Why? Because the heart is hard.
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  • One's going up, the other's going down.
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  • You can't help it.
  • 00:18:56.060 --> 00:18:57.210
  • So you know I, you know I think that is me,
  • 00:18:57.220 --> 00:19:00.080
  • but I still love my family.
  • 00:19:00.090 --> 00:19:05.250
  • You cannot keep that from declining to save your life
  • 00:19:05.260 --> 00:19:09.160
  • because that is the way of the human soul.
  • 00:19:09.170 --> 00:19:13.270
  • When it goes this direction, love even for those,
  • 00:19:13.280 --> 00:19:18.100
  • it should be the easiest people on earth
  • 00:19:18.110 --> 00:19:20.170
  • for us to love goes down.
  • 00:19:20.180 --> 00:19:23.190
  • I noticed I only have to tell you
  • 00:19:23.200 --> 00:19:26.180
  • back in Ephesians chapter 4,
  • 00:19:26.190 --> 00:19:28.270
  • how clearly it was defining addiction.
  • 00:19:28.280 --> 00:19:31.120
  • Did you see it? 'Cause it's just crazy.
  • 00:19:31.130 --> 00:19:33.180
  • It's just crazy.
  • 00:19:33.190 --> 00:19:35.000
  • Go back with me to Ephesians chapter 4
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  • and let's look at it.
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  • I want you to take down our fourth point together.
  • 00:19:37.290 --> 00:19:39.260
  • Now, somebody better remind me because I probably forgot,
  • 00:19:39.270 --> 00:19:43.040
  • what was point number three?
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  • "The world's boastful mentality is nothing but futility."
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  • I mean you can say, "Well, I'm going to--no,
  • 00:19:50.170 --> 00:19:52.050
  • I'm not going to be intimidated by it.
  • 00:19:52.060 --> 00:19:53.150
  • I'm going to call it out."
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  • You know what, they'll think you're an idiot
  • 00:19:54.260 --> 00:19:56.230
  • because there's still darkened in their understanding,
  • 00:19:56.240 --> 00:19:58.280
  • they still think they're smart.
  • 00:19:58.290 --> 00:20:01.140
  • So I mean you can do that if you want to,
  • 00:20:01.150 --> 00:20:03.040
  • but it's probably not going to work
  • 00:20:03.050 --> 00:20:04.140
  • because they only have natural understanding.
  • 00:20:04.150 --> 00:20:05.240
  • And it says in 1 Corinthians chapter 1 and 2,
  • 00:20:05.250 --> 00:20:11.100
  • "that the natural man does not understand
  • 00:20:11.110 --> 00:20:13.200
  • "the things of the Spirit.
  • 00:20:13.210 --> 00:20:15.000
  • Their foolishness to him." Absolute foolishness.
  • 00:20:15.010 --> 00:20:17.180
  • But you can know, you can know not to be intimidated
  • 00:20:17.190 --> 00:20:21.090
  • by that Godless hubris out there.
  • 00:20:21.100 --> 00:20:24.080
  • Do not let that intimidate you.
  • 00:20:24.090 --> 00:20:26.200
  • You have access to Godly, spiritual wisdom and knowledge.
  • 00:20:26.210 --> 00:20:31.240
  • "Our 'once you were' keeps wheedling
  • 00:20:31.250 --> 00:20:34.240
  • into our 'now you are.'"
  • 00:20:34.250 --> 00:20:37.050
  • Anybody's old self keep messing with your new self?
  • 00:20:37.060 --> 00:20:40.000
  • Because what he's talking about when Ephesians
  • 00:20:40.010 --> 00:20:42.070
  • puts this one phrase in the middle of it, it says,
  • 00:20:42.080 --> 00:20:46.200
  • "that it's not the way you learnt in Christ."
  • 00:20:46.210 --> 00:20:49.030
  • Assuming that you were taught in him,
  • 00:20:49.040 --> 00:20:50.270
  • as the truth is in Jesus.
  • 00:20:50.280 --> 00:20:52.120
  • To put off your old self which belongs to your former manner
  • 00:20:52.130 --> 00:20:55.020
  • of life, and it's corrupt your deceitful desires,
  • 00:20:55.030 --> 00:20:57.010
  • in other words.
  • 00:20:57.020 --> 00:20:58.110
  • Listen, when I'm still acting, when I'm still acting out
  • 00:20:58.120 --> 00:21:01.020
  • of my old self, my heart will lie to me.
  • 00:21:01.030 --> 00:21:05.060
  • It will lie to me.
  • 00:21:05.070 --> 00:21:06.250
  • We do not realize that as my--in my old self,
  • 00:21:06.260 --> 00:21:09.200
  • and in my old mentality, my heart will tell me things
  • 00:21:09.210 --> 00:21:13.120
  • that I want, that I do not want.
  • 00:21:13.130 --> 00:21:18.020
  • It will put deceitful desires in my heart.
  • 00:21:18.030 --> 00:21:21.030
  • Somebody in here, you're dealing with this desire.
  • 00:21:21.040 --> 00:21:23.260
  • You really want to have an affair with somebody at work.
  • 00:21:23.270 --> 00:21:26.080
  • That is a deceitful desire.
  • 00:21:26.090 --> 00:21:28.030
  • It is ruination to your life, that when our hearts
  • 00:21:28.040 --> 00:21:32.290
  • will lie to us over and over again and say,
  • 00:21:33.000 --> 00:21:35.020
  • "This is what really will make me happy."
  • 00:21:35.030 --> 00:21:36.240
  • And when we're thinking like our old person,
  • 00:21:36.250 --> 00:21:40.150
  • we cannot trust our hearts for one single thought.
  • 00:21:40.160 --> 00:21:45.000
  • But it says, "To put off the old self,
  • 00:21:45.010 --> 00:21:47.130
  • "which belongs to your former way of life,
  • 00:21:47.140 --> 00:21:50.070
  • "and has corrupt your deceitful desires,
  • 00:21:50.080 --> 00:21:51.190
  • "to be renewed in the spirit of your minds
  • 00:21:51.200 --> 00:21:54.020
  • and to put on the new self."
  • 00:21:54.030 --> 00:21:55.130
  • Listen, listen, listen, one reason why
  • 00:21:55.140 --> 00:21:58.270
  • we don't feel like the new self
  • 00:21:58.280 --> 00:22:00.150
  • is that we still think like the old self.
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  • We--I hear--I have people say to me all the time,
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  • "Beth, you don't understand.
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  • I cannot change the way I feel."
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  • I get that, but you can change the way you think
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  • and it will change the way you feel.
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  • Listen, we have got--who else?
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  • If you don't take control of your mind,
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  • who are you really thinking is going to?
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  • I mean y'all, we got to grow up and get a hold of our minds.
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  • We're in a world that just has our minds all over the place,
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  • and it's so depraved and so nasty and so mean
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  • and so unkind,
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  • and so--what's the word I'm looking for?
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  • Just tear people apart.
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  • Go for their Achilles heel.
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  • Mockers and scorners; we're surrounded by that.
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  • We have to make a decision to be renewed in the spirit
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  • of our minds
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  • because I'm still going to act like the old person
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  • if I still think like the old person.
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  • I got to go to some trouble to renew my mind,
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  • and if I don't this is what happens.
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  • Because he describes it, he says that what happens
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  • is their hearts become more and more callous,
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  • because they keep giving themselves
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  • up to sensuality,
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  • and sensuality can mean all sorts of things.
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  • Certainly, it means sexual sin that is included in that,
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  • but that is not the only thing it means
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  • when he's saying that they become callous
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  • and have given themselves up to impurity,
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  • greedy for more.
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  • What it's saying in the NIV is so powerful.
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  • It says, "With a continual lust for more.
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  • We know what that's like because there's no getting it satiated.
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  • If any of you have a pornography problem,
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  • you know exactly what that Scripture is talking about
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  • because you cannot get it settled.
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  • You cannot find a place where you're satisfied.
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  • It keeps going, "It's got to be more.
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  • It's got to be more. It's got to be more."
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  • You think you're going to maintain your stronghold.
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  • You're not going to, you are not going to,
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  • you are not going to.
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  • A stronghold does not stay static.
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  • You will either have those bonds broken off of you
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  • or they will continue and continue with me,
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  • to wrap me around like a python squeezing the life out of us
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  • because that's how this thing goes down.
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  • We're either going to have ever-increasing Godliness,
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  • and we're going to be, being changed into the image
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  • of Christ from one degree of glory to the next,
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  • or we are going to be spiraling down
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  • in our continual lust for more.
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  • And whatever our addiction is, we just got to have more,
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  • and more and more.
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  • I ask you today, I say this in kindness,
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  • I say this is so much love,
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  • I'm emphatic because I want people to be free
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  • because this is what we are called to.
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  • And I'm just going to ask you how long
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  • are you going to let this go on?
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  • What some of you are full of with will destroy your life,
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  • destroying your health, destroying your mind.
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  • At what point do we say, "I want out of that.
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  • "I want out of that, that the comfort it is bringing me
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  • is now killing me,"
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  • to be able to say today emphatically to ourselves
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  • in the mirror, "We are done with that.
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  • "We're about to get well in Jesus's name.
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  • We're about to get well in Jesus's name,"
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  • because you know who you are,
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  • you are chosen wholly and beloved,
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  • and you're acting like somebody whose been rejected,
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  • and is unholy, and common, and is not loved.
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  • And do you want to know how people who've got
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  • into their bones that they are just rejected,
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  • and they are unholy and common, and they are unloved act?
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  • And he is saying, "That is not the way you learn Christ.
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  • "Know who you are.
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  • Act like who you are."
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  • I just, I don't know, there's something powerful to me
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  • about those words, "Act like who you are."
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  • Are you in Christ?
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  • So we're acting like who we are.
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  • Look at one another and just say, "Act like who you are."
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  • Listen, if you're in Christ and you're all in a stronghold
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  • of sin and addiction, that is not who you are.
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  • You're way down in some kind of illicit relationship.
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  • That is not who you are.
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  • You all have been chosen by Jesus Christ, the holy,
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  • living Son of God and Prince of peace.
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  • You have set apart in him, plastered in holiness.
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  • And you are loved in a way that is beyond your imagination.
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  • So much of our battle will be a war of words
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  • when the enemy takes just enough of a fact
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  • and starts twisting that thing around.
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  • We're in this war of words.
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  • It sounds true to us.
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