Spiritual Blindness - Cause and Cure Part 2

October 11, 2022 | 243 | 27:29

Pastor Allen Jackson's mission is to help people become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.

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Allen Jackson Ministries | Spiritual Blindness - Cause and Cure Part 2 | October 11, 2022
  • Allen jackson: jesus came to the earth to demonstrate the
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  • Kingdom of god to us, not in words, but in power
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  • And authority.
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  • He said, "the spirit of the lord is upon me.
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  • He's anointed me to proclaim good news to you."
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  • And the message that came back after, over and over the
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  • Disciples said, "we've never seen anything like this.
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  • Who is this man?
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  • He talks to the wind and the waves.
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  • He stands in the cemetery and talks to dead people.
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  • He interrupts funeral processions."
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Allen: i was reading yesterday one of mother
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  • Teresa's speeches.
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  • It was actually the speech presentation she made at the
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  • Presidential prayer breakfast in 1994.
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  • When she challenged the sitting president, she made her
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  • Presentation as a pro-life presentation, standing before a
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  • President who had vetoed multiple times bans on partial
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  • Birth abortion.
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  • Mother teresa, all 5 feet of her, spent her life serving the
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  • Poor, and the courage to stand behind that podium in the center
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  • Of washington, d.c. in a collection of powerful people
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  • And stand up for the sanctity of human life--but she made a
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  • Statement that i--it stuck in my heart.
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  • She said it cost jesus something to love us.
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  • Folks, the gre--the cross is free to every person.
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  • No matter your race, your ethnicity, your iq, your income
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  • Everybody can come to the foot of the cross, but to serve jesus
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  • You have to take up your cross.
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  • We haven't talked about that enough.
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  • Look at hebrews 8.
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  • "they, the priests, serve at a sanctuary that is a copy and a
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  • Shadow of what is in heaven."
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  • There's something better than this present world order.
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  • That is why moses was warned when he was about to build
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  • The tabernacle.
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  • Moses built the earthly tent, but he'd been shown the
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  • Real one.
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  • "see to it that you make everything according to the
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  • Pattern shown you on the mountain."
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  • Verse 6, "but the ministry that jesus has received is as
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  • Superior to theirs as the covenant of which he is a
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  • Mediator is superior to the old one."
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  • That jesus has a ministry.
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  • The author of hebrews goes to extensive measures to convince
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  • Us that jesus' ministry is superior to the angels, that his
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  • Leadership is superior to moses, that his priesthood was greater
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  • Than the earthly priesthood that had preceded him, but there's a
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  • Statement in that 6th verse i want to call your attention to.
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  • You'll have to turn the page back over.
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  • Turning the page will not make me hurry.
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  • I'm sorry. it just doesn't help.
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  • The doors are on a time lock.
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  • Don't tell the fire marshal.
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  • Said the verse, the ministry that jesus had received.
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  • You ever thought of it in that way, that jesus had received
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  • A ministry?
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  • It's not an insignificant-thing ministry.
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  • We don't attach great value to it.
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  • We don't attach nearly as much value to it as being drafted to
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  • Play professional sports, or admission into some high-powered
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  • School that we deem significant, or inclusion
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  • In some professional groups that then denote achievement or
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  • Accomplishment or proficiency.
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  • But i'm really not sure there's any greater invitation to you
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  • Once you've--you're a participant in the kingdom of
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  • God than recognizing that god has prepared an opportunity for
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  • You to serve.
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  • To serve god on behalf of others is a life role of tremendous
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  • Significance, and it has nothing to do with podiums, and
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  • Platforms, and preachers, and profession.
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  • It's how you imagine your time, and your days, and your energy,
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  • And your intellect, and your resources.
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  • What are you doing with those?
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  • You see, ministry has a value both in time in this present
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  • World order and beyond.
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  • We don't think about this enough.
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  • You can be a goat.
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  • Saw that at the tennis tournament again this week, the
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  • Greatest of all time, a goat.
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  • Not like a four-legged mammal that can find grass on a pile of
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  • Rocks, but the greatest of all time.
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  • You can be the greatest of all time in your chosen arena with
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  • Tremendous accolades and achievements and rewards
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  • For that.
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  • We say it about athletes, and we have debates about it.
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  • "this one was the greatest of all time in this sport or in
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  • That sport."
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  • And the debate rages back and forth across the eras.
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  • But do you understand that you can be a goat and be totally
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  • Irrelevant in eternity?
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  • You can be the greatest there was in time, but this present
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  • World order is passing away.
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  • What are you in view of eternity?
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  • What are you stacking up in view of eternity?
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  • What's your training pattern for eternity?
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  • What's your discipline schedule for eternity?
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  • Again, i understand that's a bit countercultural.
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  • I get the idea.
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  • It makes you an outlier, but it's worth thinking about.
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  • We've been blind to that.
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  • We've been blind in coaching our kids to that.
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  • I mean, we teach them to say please and thank you; yes, sir;
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  • And no, ma'am, if they grew up in the south; but we're really
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  • Reluctant to coach them on serious godly things, listening
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  • To the spirit of god.
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  • We've been a little blind spiritually.
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  • Find a way to serve.
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  • I mean, we help here, but you don't want to limit it to here.
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  • You want to serve every day some expression of kindness, some
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  • Advocacy for jesus, some word of yours of an encouraging word,
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  • Something that's informing.
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  • Maybe somebody that's stressed and angry, you can soak up a
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  • Little bit of their anger and not respond in kind.
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  • They needed somebody to shout at for a minute.
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  • Clearly they were beyond their threshold.
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  • Don't be easily offended.
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  • Folks, we got to live a different way.
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  • We have to see the world around us from a different perspective.
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  • For far too long it's been, "what can i get, and how can i
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  • Get more, and how can i get to the point that i don't have to
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  • Do anything anymore and then i can just do what i want?"
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  • Who said you ever get to do just what you want?
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  • Have i offended everybody yet?
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  • I'm working on it.
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  • I got a couple of minutes left.
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  • I'll get to you if you're still sitting there,
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  • Just kind of feel safe.
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  • 2 corinthians 12 and verse 1, paul this time he said, "i must
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  • Go on boasting.
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  • Although there's nothing to be gained, i'll go on to visions
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  • And revelations of the lord.
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  • I know a man in christ who 14 years ago was caught up to the
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  • Third heaven.
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  • Whether it was in the body or out of the body i don't know,
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  • But god knows."
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  • Paul's talking about a third heaven.
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  • Now, logic tells us if there's a third heaven, there has to be a
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  • First and a second.
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  • You can't have a third of anything if you haven't
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  • Had a first and a second.
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  • You can't have your third child if you didn't have
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  • The first two.
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  • So there has to be a first and a second heaven.
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  • The third heaven--the third heaven seems to be god's
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  • Dwelling place, but from the beginning of our bible the
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  • Presentation is of heaven in the plural.
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  • In genesis 1, when it says god made the heavens and the
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  • Earth, the word heaven is plural.
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  • Now, if there's a third one, there's a first and a
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  • Second one.
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  • I don't want to stop and do that a lot; but the shorthand on it,
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  • The second heaven, the mid-heaven seems to be that
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  • Place where satan has authority and has established his kingdom.
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  • The first heaven will be the one that's visible to us when we
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  • Look up.
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  • Now, i don't think of those in terms of layers.
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  • It's not like if you go far enough up you get to god's
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  • Throne room.
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  • It isn't layers to me.
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  • I think of it not in that way, not spatially, but its--in
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  • Its dimensions, three heavens.
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  • We need a little--we've been blind to some things that are
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  • Very much a part of the scriptural, the
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  • Biblical narrative.
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  • Allen: hey, we are walking through a season of
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  • Instability unprecedented in recent years.
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  • We've never seen anything quite like this.
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  • But i don't believe it's a time to be afraid, i believe it's a
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  • Time for a courageous response from god's people.
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  • Well, the team has pulled together some prayers we've been
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  • Leaning on here at the church centered in the cross and its
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  • Provision for our lives.
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  • You see, our stability doesn't come from the government or a
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  • Political party or an elected leader; it comes to us through
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  • The cross of jesus christ.
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  • It's not just our provision for eternity.
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  • It's not just a get-out-of-hell-free card.
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  • It's everything we need, the scripture says, for life and
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  • Godliness made available to us through the cross of
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  • Jesus christ.
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  • These prayers will ground you on a daily basis to help you
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  • Triumph over fear, anxiety, uncertainty.
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  • We're not alone.
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  • Almighty god has made provision for us, and it's through the
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  • Cross of his son jesus.
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  • Take these prayers, put them into your life on a daily basis.
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  • They'll strengthen you, your family, your friends.
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  • They'll make a difference.
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  • Enjoy the prayers.
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  • Inviting god into all the moments of your life.
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  • Make prayer a habit and see how the power of god begins to move
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  • Allen: hey, this is pastor allen jackson, and i want to
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  • Give you a personal invitation to join us here on our campus
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  • In middle tennessee world outreach church for our
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  • It starts the weekend of september the 24th and will
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  • Continue through the first three weekends in october.
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  • Saturday night, our church service will be outdoors.
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  • You can enjoy the beautiful fall weather in tennessee.
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  • After service, we'll enjoy a worship concert together
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  • Featuring special guest artists each week.
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  • They'll include matthew west, meredith andrews, kari jobe,
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  • Cody carnes, and big daddy weave.
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  • There'll be food trucks.
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  • You can bring your favorite camp chair.
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  • Sunday mornings, services are back inside.
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  • Be a different sermon, but we'll be in the building.
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  • Church is located just 30 minutes southeast of nashville.
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  • So fit in some time to see the greater middle tennessee area.
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  • Allen: we need a little--we've been blind to some
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  • Things that are very much a part of the scriptural, the
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  • Biblical narrative.
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  • You see, modern thinking, modernity if we can use the
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  • Word, has given us a shift in consciousness from the
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  • Supernatural to the secular.
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  • Everything has to be able to be explained in terms of an
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  • Equation, a balance sheet, something that's measurable.
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  • Da vinci, he would put people at the point of death on a scale to
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  • Monitor their body weight at the point of death.
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  • He would take very ill people, put them on a scale so at the
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  • Point of death if there was a measurable difference in their
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  • Body when their spirit left.
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  • You'd be absurd to think that pre-modern people--and you can
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  • Decide where that line is, but we tend to look back through a
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  • Window of history and think, "those were some stupid people."
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  • You'd be absurd to think that pre-modern people were always
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  • Praying or were really fundamentally different from us.
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  • There's such arrogance in that.
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  • I promise you they had to cook their dinner, they had to take
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  • Care of the kids, they had to do something with the trash.
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  • They probably built a mountain with that on the edge of town.
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  • Among the many differences between their world and our
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  • World, one of them was that for them the unseen was not unreal,
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  • The seen was only a part of the world; whereas the unseen is
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  • Generally for us unreal and largely irrelevant.
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  • We're just blind to it. we don't want to talk about it.
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  • We're a little offended by it.
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  • "well, you know, with my education it's just hard for me
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  • To believe in something i can't see."
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  • Oh really, obi-wan?
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  • We spent better than a year hiding from a virus.
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  • You can't see one of those.
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  • I mean, maybe if you got an electron microscope you can kind
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  • Of see it, but when you look at it you don't know
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  • What you're seeing.
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  • Advanced modernity tends to make pos--to make people lose an
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  • Entire dimension of our reality in the name of realism.
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  • It's just not realistic to believe in spiritual things.
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  • It reinforces the naturalistic worldview of scientism and the
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  • Secularists and it renders meaningless to supernatural
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  • Worldview of the christ follower.
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  • We're not predominantly intellectual in the way we
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  • Follow god.
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  • It's a spiritual kingdom.
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  • The result is that we as god's people have lived in a world
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  • Without windows and we just believe what we're told.
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  • "you're all the same. the economy is fine.
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  • The border is closed.
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  • Nothing to see here."
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  • Because we have such a small god perspective, such a limited
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  • God perspective.
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  • Jesus came to the earth to demonstrate the kingdom of god
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  • To us, not in words, but in power and authority.
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  • He said, "the spirit of the lord is upon me.
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  • He's anointed me to proclaim good news to you."
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  • And the message that came back after, over and over the
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  • Disciples said, "we've never seen anything like this.
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  • Who is this man?
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  • He talks to the wind and the waves.
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  • He stands in the cemetery and talks to dead people.
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  • He interrupts funeral processions with good news.
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  • He prays for the sick and they get better.
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  • He speaks to demons and they leave.
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  • We've never seen anything like this."
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  • And the modern response to that is, "let's have a seminar and
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  • Decide whether or not we believe miracles still happen."
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  • Spiritually blind.
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  • I didn't say evil; just totally unaware, no imagination, no
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  • Vision, perhaps more concerning, very little interest.
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  • "well, i prayed the prayer and i took a dip in the pool and i
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  • Joined the church.
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  • I mean, what do you want?"
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  • Well, i would wish for every one of us a meaningful spiritual
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  • Life, a life that's invested in a kingdom not of this world yet.
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  • Jesus is the father's greatest gift to humanity, and the spirit
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  • Of jesus is the greatest gift of jesus to his followers and an
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  • Essential element in living his way of life and fulfilling his
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  • Great commission.
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  • I put psalm 1, i think, in your notes.
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  • It says, "blessed is the man who doesn't walk in the counsel
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  • Of the wicked or stand in the way of the sinners or sit
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  • In the seat of the mockers."
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  • That to me is a practical description of diminishing
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  • Spiritual sight.
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  • It's a downward progression.
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  • So it felt like an appropriate prayer for us this morning.
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  • It's a repentance prayer of our skepticism, of our stubborn
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  • Reluctance to believe, of our detours way too far into
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  • The world.
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  • We want to be convinced that god is real.
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  • How about we just become early adopters?
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  • I'm willing to be caught being an over-believer.
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  • When you see the lord, he'd say, "you know, you just believe
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  • Anything about me."
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  • "yes, sir, i was trying."
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  • What are you trying to do?
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  • I want to invite you. it's just a one-sentence prayer.
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  • I think i put it in your notes, didn't i?
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  • Did you get that? yeah, good.
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  • It's in bold.
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  • Can we just say that together?
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  • "i choose not to walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand
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  • In the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers, amen."
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  • I'm not done just yet.
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  • I got a couple of minutes.
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  • Doors will unlock in a moment.
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  • I'm kidding. that's not true.
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  • Don't--ephesians 1:3, "praise be to the god and father of our
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  • Lord jesus christ.
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  • He's blessed us in the heavenly realms with every
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  • Spiritual blessing--"
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  • We've wanted all the blessings now.
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  • We wanted all our blessings in this present world order.
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  • I'm not opposed to those. i like good food.
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  • But we've been narrow-minded.
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  • We haven't had a vision.
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  • We haven't been able to see.
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  • Ephesians 1:19, "his incomparably great power for us
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  • Who believe."
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  • Wow, great power for us.
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  • "that power is like the working of his mighty strength he
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  • Exerted in christ when he raised him from the dead and he seated
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  • Him at his right hand in the heavenly realms."
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  • The vindication of jesus is not yet apparent in the earth.
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  • It will be.
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  • The last time the world saw him he was struggling for breath on
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  • A roman cross.
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  • He'd been tortured almost to death.
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  • In fact, he died on that cross because of the inhumanity of his
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  • Abusers, so disfigured he barely looked human.
  • 00:18:42.771 --> 00:18:46.675
  • He was hardly recognizable, but god has exalted him, seated him
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  • At the highest place in all of creation.
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  • Every knee will bow to jesus.
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  • That is not yet apparent to our world.
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  • This present world order does not have to look upon that just
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  • Yet, but we have chosen to focus our attention on that.
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  • That's the message of hebrews; to set our attention on jesus,
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  • The author and perfecter of our faith who for the joy set before
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  • Him endured the cross.
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  • We understand he's risen from the dead, that he's ascended
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  • Back to heaven, that he's seated at the right hand of god
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  • The father.
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  • It's a heavenly vision.
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  • It's a vision of something beyond time.
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  • We've been a little blind to that, hadn't mattered much
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  • To us.
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  • We've been a little casual.
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  • I want to give you one more piece of something that's new.
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  • I think it's worth this second.
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  • Revelation 21.
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  • Very near the end of the book, he said, "he carried me away in
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  • The spirit to a mountain great and high and showed me the holy
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  • City, jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from god.
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  • It shone with the glory of god, and its brilliance was like that
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  • Of a very precious jewel."
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  • The city of jerusalem coming down out of heaven, the new
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  • Jerusalem, we're told in that same chapter, the city of god.
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  • See, in hebrew tradition, in jewish scholarship there's a
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  • Heavenly jerusalem.
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  • Even their language says there's more than one.
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  • Spiritual blindness, we've been so invested.
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  • Our dreams, our hopes, our aspirations, our disappointments
  • 00:20:24.072 --> 00:20:29.211
  • Have been so grounded in this present world order.
  • 00:20:29.211 --> 00:20:34.483
  • We've lived with very little ambition, with very little
  • 00:20:34.483 --> 00:20:36.585
  • Attitude, with very little enthusiasm for the kingdom
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  • That's ahead of us.
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  • Folks, something better is coming.
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  • Yeah, this present system is being shaken, and i got news
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  • For you.
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  • It's going to continue to be shaken.
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  • It will ultimately collapse, but god's still on the throne.
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  • He's still watching over us.
  • 00:20:52.234 --> 00:20:53.669
  • He will care for us. he will take us through.
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  • We got a message for our world.
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  • We got to start leading with our faith.
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  • We've been leading from the back of the pack.
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  • It doesn't work.
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  • What's the old line, unless you're the lead dog the view
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  • Never changes?
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  • I don't want to go there. that's enough.
  • 00:21:14.823 --> 00:21:18.860
  • God has something better for us.
  • 00:21:18.860 --> 00:21:22.764
  • I brought you a prayer, but i'd rather pray for you today, if
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  • I may.
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  • I want to pray.
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  • You know, when jesus met saul of tarsus on the road to damascus,
  • 00:21:28.170 --> 00:21:34.309
  • He lost his physical sight for a bit.
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  • And they took him on into damascus, and god sent ananias,
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  • One of his trusted servants, to go pray for paul, and he said,
  • 00:21:41.249 --> 00:21:43.452
  • "he's had a vision of you coming to pray for him and his sight
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  • Being restored."
  • 00:21:45.387 --> 00:21:47.689
  • And it says that when ananias prayed for saul of tarsus, that
  • 00:21:47.689 --> 00:21:50.726
  • Something like scales fell from his eyes.
  • 00:21:50.726 --> 00:21:53.362
  • Now, i know it was his physical sight that was affected, but i
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  • Would submit to you that that's really an image of something far
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  • More profound that was happening.
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  • He started on that journey on that road to damascus.
  • 00:22:01.703 --> 00:22:04.740
  • He was saul of tarsus, the pharisee of the pharisees
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  • Persecuting christians, and by the time he arrived in damascus
  • 00:22:07.142 --> 00:22:10.579
  • He knew jesus is lord.
  • 00:22:10.579 --> 00:22:15.550
  • Something he was blind to when he started the journey he was
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  • Very much able to see before he completed, and that's my prayer
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  • For us; that the scales would fall from our eyes, that we
  • 00:22:23.492 --> 00:22:29.331
  • Would begin to attach new value to spiritual things, that we
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  • Would begin to redirect our attention and our dreams and our
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  • Efforts to the kingdom of god, that we would have the courage
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  • And the boldness to invite the spirit of god to help us see
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  • Those places that we're too far in the world, and that we'd be
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  • Willing to stand in a new way as citizens for a kingdom that is
  • 00:22:50.252 --> 00:22:54.589
  • Yet to be fully known.
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  • Are we willing to stand for a kingdom that is yet--not yet
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  • Fully realized in a way we've never stood before?
  • 00:23:04.099 --> 00:23:09.704
  • I think it is the question for the church of our generation.
  • 00:23:09.704 --> 00:23:15.911
  • We've quibbled for long enough about secondary things, worship
  • 00:23:15.911 --> 00:23:20.715
  • Styles and translations and dress codes and we got to stop.
  • 00:23:20.715 --> 00:23:25.387
  • We got to come back and start to own the kingdom wherever we go,
  • 00:23:25.387 --> 00:23:29.224
  • And we will see god move in ways we have never seen him
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  • Move before.
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  • I believe it.
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  • Just stand with me, if you will.
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  • Whichever sanctuary, if you're watching at home, stand with us.
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  • A digital window does not give you permission to be
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  • Disrespectful to the lord.
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  • If you're driving, you stay seated.
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  • Hallelujah.
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  • It's exciting to be a generation god called for his purposes.
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  • He didn't recruit us in a burning bush in the middle of
  • 00:24:05.360 --> 00:24:07.262
  • The desert; but he's recruited us in the middle of a season of
  • 00:24:07.262 --> 00:24:10.332
  • Unprecedented turmoil and realignment, a time when the
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  • Enemy's come in like a flood and god is looking to raise up a
  • 00:24:15.637 --> 00:24:18.173
  • Standard against him, and he's looking for standard bearers,
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  • And he called your name and mine.
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  • Father, i thank you for the privilege of being together.
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  • I thank you for your word, for its truth and authority
  • 00:24:30.485 --> 00:24:33.088
  • And power.
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  • I thank you for each person that is able to hear this.
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  • And, lord, we present ourselves today as living sacrifices.
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  • In your great mercy you have called us out of darkness and
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  • Made provision for our sins to be forgiven.
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  • Through the redemptive work of jesus we have been justified and
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  • Sanctified, made holy, and set apart for your purposes.
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  • Father, we've taken those great blessings and those great gifts
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  • And we have presumed upon them.
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  • We've made our own way, chosen our own goals, created our own
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  • Dreams, have had little interest in yours, and we come this
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  • Morning in humility to repent.
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  • Forgive us.
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  • We choose to think in a new way and we choose to walk in a new
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  • Way, and now i ask that you would begin to give us
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  • New sight.
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  • Open our hearts to understand that we might see, father, not
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  • With just physical eyes but we might see with eyes of faith.
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  • And here with the understanding of a spirit-directed heart, not
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  • Simply what you're saying to us but what you're doing in the
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  • Earth, may we have courage and boldness to share the good news
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  • Of jesus as we know you with the people around us, may we be
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  • Willing to take our faith into the fullness of our lives.
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  • Forgive us for our timidity.
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  • Forgive us for wanting the approval of others more than we
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  • Have wanted to be pleasing to you.
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  • I thank you today that we will begin a new season and begin a
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  • New part of our journey with new eyesight, a new understanding, a
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  • New boldness, a new courage, a new awareness of your abiding
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  • Spirit within us.
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  • Help us begin to see what you're doing around us every day, the
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  • Things we've walked past and we've been unaware of because we
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  • Couldn't see before but now we will see.
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  • May a spirit of rejoicing come to us and a true joy that you
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  • Are moving in the earth, that you're preparing a people for
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  • Your own purposes and that you are shaking systems to expose
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  • The significance and the merit and the value of your kingdom.
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  • We thank you for it.
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  • We thank you for a new joy where there's been heaviness and
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  • A burden and a fear, that there'll be a sense of victory
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  • And triumph and hope because of the kingdom of our god.
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  • In it all, may you be glorified, and may the name of jesus be
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  • Lifted up, for it's in his name we pray, amen.
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  • Hallelujah.
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  • God bless you.
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  • ♪♪♪
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