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September 8, 2020
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  • Allen Jackson: There's beena shaking taking place.
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  • And I believe what will happenon the other side of this is
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  • we're being awakened to thosethings that are essential
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  • in our lives so that we canreprioritize.
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  • We can adjust.
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  • There are things that we thoughtwere necessary for us to be
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  • happy, and peaceful, and joyful,and so many of them have been
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  • removed so we can realizewhat truly was essential.
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  • To be with other people of faithis of enormous significance.
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  • It's worth sitting in the rain.
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  • Allen Jackson: Hey, it's goodto be with you again.
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  • Our topic today is "A Whole Lotof Shaking."
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  • If you haven't noticed, folks,the earth is shaking.
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  • The things that we thought werestable, and unshakeable,
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  • and unmovable feels like to methey are just waving
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  • in the breeze these days.
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  • I would have told you at theFebruary of this year that there
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  • was no circumstance, noconceivable circumstance where
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  • our church would not meet for 3,or 4, or 5, let alone 10 or
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  • 15 weeks.
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  • I couldn't conceive of acircumstance, and yet we have
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  • lived through that.
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  • And not just in the churchworld; our schools,
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  • our businesses, our routines,our habits,
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  • our recreational activities.
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  • God is shaking the earth.
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  • It's not the devilor demonic activity.
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  • God may be using those deliverysystems, but God is shaking
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  • the earth and there'sa purpose in it.
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  • We're gonna open our Bibles andopen our hearts and see if
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  • we can understand how to livefearlessly in a frightening time
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  • and how we can stand with thestability of an Almighty God
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  • in a season when God himself isshaking the earth.
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  • I'm excited about what's ahead.
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  • Enjoy the lesson.
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  • Allen Jackson: Our title forthis next session is "A Whole
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  • Lot of Shaking," and I want tobreak our routine a little bit.
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  • Rather than take a theme justfor the week, I want to start a
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  • little bit of a journey withyou, kind of a sequential
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  • journey to seeing if we canunderstand the season we're
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  • walking through, but from abiblical perspective, and what
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  • sort of responses would be mostappropriate.
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  • This is unlike any time I'veever lived through, but I think
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  • we can all agree there's a wholelot of shaking taking place in
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  • the earth.
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  • Is that fair?
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  • And you know, the outcome ofthat or the result of that is
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  • the foundations are beingtested.
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  • The things that we've trustedand relied upon, the things that
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  • we thought brought stabilityto us and meaning to us.
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  • I was talkin' to a friend that Iwork with this week and he said,
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  • "You know, I used to reallyenjoy professional sports
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  • and I didn't realize how muchI wouldn't miss them."
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  • I mean, that's kind of a casual,but a lot of things are being
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  • shaken right now.
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  • And then the Bible has somethings to say about it
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  • that we need to know.
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  • I wanna start in Hebrewschapter 12.
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  • I know you don't have outlines.
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  • You can go to the church app andyou can get the Scriptures there
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  • or you can print it out later ifyou wanna check me.
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  • We're gonna look at quite a fewScriptures in this session.
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  • But Hebrews chapter 12,beginning in verse 25, it says,
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  • "See to it that you don't refusehim who is speaking.
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  • For if those didn't escape whenthey refused him who warned them
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  • on earth, much less will weescape who turn away from him
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  • who warns us from heaven.
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  • And his voice shook the earththen, but now he has promised,
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  • saying, 'Yet once more I'llshake not only the earth,
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  • but also the heaven.'
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  • The expression, 'Yet once more,'denotes the removing of those
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  • things which can be shaken, asof created things, so that those
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  • things which cannot be shakenmay remain.
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  • Therefore, since we receive akingdom which cannot be shaken,
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  • let's show gratitude by which weoffer to God an acceptable
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  • service with reverence and awe,for our God is
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  • a consuming fire."
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  • It's kind of a complicated,little bit intertwined passage,
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  • but I want to read it to youfrom another translation.
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  • This is from the Message.
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  • It's a little more contemporaryin language.
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  • I think it will shed a littlelight on it.
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  • It says, "Don't turn a deaf earto these gracious words.
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  • If those who ignored earthlywarnings didn't get away with
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  • it, what will happen to us if weturn our backs on
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  • heavenly warnings?
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  • His voice that shook the earthto its foundations, this time
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  • he told us this quite plainly.
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  • He'll also rock the heavens,'One last shaking from top
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  • to bottom, stem to stern.'
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  • The phrase, 'One last shaking,'means a thorough housecleaning,
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  • getting rid of all thehistorical and religious junk so
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  • that the unshakable essentialsstand clear and uncluttered.
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  • Do you see what we've got?
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  • An unshakable kingdom.
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  • And do you see how thankfulwe must be?
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  • Not only thankful, but brimmingwith worship,
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  • deeply reverent before God.
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  • For God is not an indifferentbystander.
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  • He's actively cleaning house,torching all that needs to burn,
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  • and he won't quit untilit's all cleansed.
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  • God himself is fire."
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  • Same passage, two differenttranslations,
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  • different perspectives.
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  • The language is a little bitdifferent, but the message is
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  • very clear.
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  • First of all, we're told tolisten and respond to God,
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  • not to turn a deaf ear, to seeto it that we don't refuse.
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  • There's a sense of the emphaticin that invitation,
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  • not kind of a casual invitationto listen to the Lord.
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  • It's a directive.
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  • "Listen to what I'm sayingand obey me."
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  • It's a wake up call.
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  • Have you ever been--had toshake somebody awake that was
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  • sleeping too soundly to respondto an alarm or a voice call,
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  • and you had to go physicallyshake them?
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  • That's the imageryin this passage.
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  • God is literally shaking usawake.
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  • "Listen to me, and don't justhear my words, be obedient."
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  • Now, there's some comfort inthat as we're watching our whole
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  • world get turned upside down.
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  • From the biblical perspective,God is the author
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  • of the shaking.
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  • God is shaking the earth.
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  • He's the one shaking our nation.
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  • It didn't--you know, it mayhave been labeled with a virus,
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  • and a pandemic, and the thingsthat have outgrown from the--
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  • gone out from that,and economic uncertainty,
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  • and a 10% retraction in the GDP,and massive unemployment,
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  • and global shut downs.
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  • And we can label all sorts ofthings that have come out of it,
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  • but I want to suggest to you,like, I wanna submit to you that
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  • God is shaking the earth.
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  • If you'll accept that premise,it puts you in an entirely
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  • different perspective tointerpret what's going on.
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  • There are things that havehappened this year that
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  • I thought were impossible.
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  • I remember the week the virusfirst kind of made it
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  • into the public discourse.
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  • And they were talking aboutclosing some things and we had
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  • a meeting in the officewith the staff.
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  • We sat together on a Thursdayand I said, "There's absolutely
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  • nothing that could happen thatwould cause us to not have
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  • church this weekend."
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  • That particular week, they wereplaying the SCC basketball
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  • tournament in Nashville,the Bridgestone Arena.
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  • I said, "They're playingbasketball in Nashville,
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  • we're having churchin Murfreesboro."
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  • And Friday morning,they canceled the
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  • basketball tournament.
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  • And before the end of the dayFriday, they'd canceled the
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  • whole NCAA tournament.
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  • And I said, "Well, I would likeketchup with my crow.
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  • I think we can stream servicesthis weekend."
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  • We've never seen a seasonlike this.
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  • We don't have a reference point.
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  • We're all making decisions andwalking a path we haven't
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  • walked before.
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  • And there is somethingcomforting in understanding that
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  • God is the author of this.
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  • And we can find other componentsof that, but the root of it is
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  • the Lord is moving in the earth.
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  • And the objective of what he'sdoing from what we just read is
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  • to expose those thingswhich can be shaken.
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  • Those things that will crumbleunder the stress of the shaking
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  • are going to be removed.
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  • So if our trust, our confidence,our faith has been placed in
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  • something that is too temporary,we have the awkward season
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  • of realigning our trust.
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  • And we've all experienced that.
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  • We've all had some of thatdiscontinuity.
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  • Things that we relied upon, thatwere part of our routine, that
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  • brought comfort to us and peaceto us have been removed from us
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  • and it's been an unsettlingtime, but God is about that.
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  • The objective is to exposethose things.
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  • The opportunity is to reveal thekingdom that cannot be shaken.
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  • We had a habit of church.
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  • We had exchanged the notion ofhonoring God with a sabbath
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  • of making an appointmentwith God for a few minutes
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  • on the weekend.
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  • Many things about our lives havebeen re-evaluated.
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  • Many things about our faith hadbeen reconsidered.
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  • We've seen agency after agencyand governmental official after
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  • another label the church asnonessential, and we weren't
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  • exactly sure how to respondto that.
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  • It took us awhile to kind ofwake up to what was happening.
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  • How could a liquor store beessential and a church
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  • be nonessential.
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  • Well, the message was if youlock the liquor store,
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  • people would break in.
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  • If you close the churches,it's not that big a deal.
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  • There's been a shakingtaking place.
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  • And I believe what will happenon the other side of this is
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  • we're being awakened to thosethings that are essential
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  • in our lives so that we canreprioritize.
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  • We can adjust.
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  • There are things that we thoughtwere necessary for us to be
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  • happy, and peaceful, and joyful,and so many of them have been
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  • removed so we can realize whattruly was essential.
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  • To be with other people of faithis of enormous significance.
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  • It's worth sitting in the rain.
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  • You know, there are manyscenarios under which if this
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  • virus had been more deadly andmore threatening we couldn't
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  • have shelter in placeas the church.
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  • We would've had to organizeto go serve the sick.
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  • This isn't just aboutself-preservation.
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  • I'm not counseling you to bereckless, or foolhardy,
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  • or to put others at risk.
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  • I'm telling ya we've gottenthis inverted a bit.
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  • The church has an assignmentand God is shaking the earth
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  • to awaken us to that reality.
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  • The opportunity is to see thatkingdom and our response that
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  • we're being coached towards isto increase in our reverence and
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  • our gratitude, our thankfulness.
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  • Again, we've gotten a littlesloppy around the edges.
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  • We didn't imagine there was anyscenario under--I didn't have
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  • any imagination there was ascenario by which the government
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  • would close churches in America.
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  • I never thought I would hear agovernor of a state in the
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  • United States of America say,"If you meet in your church,
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  • we'll cut off the waterand the power."
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  • I never imagined thatthe Supreme Court of
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  • the United States would say,"It's okay for the casinos to be
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  • open at 50% capacity, but thechurches can't do that."
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  • That was unthinkable to mea few short weeks ago.
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  • And today, that's our reality.
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  • So it's creating me a whole newsense of reverence for the Lord,
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  • a gratitude for the privilegeswe have.
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  • To walk in a building and havea church service felt like
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  • a treat.
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  • I'm willing to sit outside, rainor shine, whatever, absolutely.
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  • If that's the option that's mostsafe and available to us,
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  • I'm in.
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  • But I had taken for grantedthe privilege of walking
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  • inside a building and havinga worship service.
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  • I will come out of this season,and I pray you do too, with a
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  • heightened sense of reverence,and the reason that's important
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  • is the shaking's not done,folks.
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  • Allen Jackson: Now, the authorof Hebrews is quoting from one
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  • of the Old Testament prophetsand I wanna read that passage
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  • to you.
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  • It's in the book of Haggai.
  • 00:12:58.903 --> 00:13:00.205
  • I know you read that book a lot.
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  • And the prophet has a messagefor a character.
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  • Some of you may know Zerubbabel.
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  • Do you happen to remember who--why Zerubbabel is noteworthy
  • 00:13:09.581 --> 00:13:12.851
  • in the Hebrew Bible,the Old Testament?
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  • He built the second temple.
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  • Who built the first temple?
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  • Solomon.
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  • I got the scholars in the house.
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  • Solomon built the first temple.
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  • It was destroyed by theBabylonians in 587.
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  • And when the exiles began tomake their way back, Zerubbabel
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  • was given permission and theresources necessary to rebuild
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  • the temple.
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  • So it's the second temple.
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  • Here's the message, Haggai 2,verse 4, "'Now take courage,
  • 00:13:38.509 --> 00:13:40.912
  • Zerubbabel,' declares the Lord.
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  • 'Take courage also, Joshua theson of Jehozadak.'"
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  • That's not the Joshua that hungout with Moses.
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  • "The high priest, and all youpeople of the land,
  • 00:13:49.888 --> 00:13:51.990
  • take courage."
  • 00:13:52.023 --> 00:13:54.359
  • So if three people including allthe people in the land are being
  • 00:13:54.392 --> 00:13:57.228
  • told to take courage,what do you know?
  • 00:13:57.262 --> 00:14:00.798
  • They're discouraged.
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  • Something's happened that hascaused discouragement to wash
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  • over them.
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  • "'Take courage,' declaresthe Lord, 'and work,
  • 00:14:07.705 --> 00:14:12.844
  • for I am with you,'declares the Lord of Hosts.
  • 00:14:12.877 --> 00:14:15.947
  • 'As for the promise which I madeyou when you came out of Egypt,
  • 00:14:15.980 --> 00:14:19.284
  • my Spirit is abidingin your midst.
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  • Don't fear.'
  • 00:14:21.386 --> 00:14:22.854
  • For thus says the Lord of Hosts,'Once more in a little while,
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  • I'm going to shake the heavens,and the earth, and the sea also,
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  • and the dry land.
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  • And I'll shake all the nations,and they'll come with the wealth
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  • of all the nations, and I'llfill this house with glory,'
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  • says the Lord of Hosts.
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  • 'The silver is mine and the goldis mine,' declares the Lord.
  • 00:14:36.701 --> 00:14:40.071
  • 'The latter glory of this housewill be greater than the former,
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  • and in this place I'll givepeace,' declares the Lord
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  • of Hosts."
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  • The Lord of Hosts is the Lordof armies, so it's a passage
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  • that's filled with this notionthat our God is a warrior.
  • 00:14:51.516 --> 00:14:55.653
  • And it begins with this multipletimes, God saying through
  • 00:14:55.687 --> 00:14:59.958
  • the prophet, "Take courage.
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  • Zerubbabel, take courage in themidst of your assignment."
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  • To all the people in the nation,"Take courage for I am
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  • with you," the Lord says.
  • 00:15:10.401 --> 00:15:11.703
  • But he also says, "Go to work."
  • 00:15:11.736 --> 00:15:16.774
  • He didn't just say goto worship.
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  • Do you have the imagination thatserving the Lord brings with it
  • 00:15:19.677 --> 00:15:22.714
  • this component of effort?
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  • Work implies several things.
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  • Oftentimes it's not pleasant.
  • 00:15:29.554 --> 00:15:31.222
  • If it was pleasant, we wouldcall it vacation or recreation.
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  • Work often requires diligence,and perseverance, and endurance.
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  • You have to overcomeand solve problems.
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  • Does that sound like workto you?
  • 00:15:45.603 --> 00:15:48.539
  • So in the context of your faith,do you have the imagination
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  • that you've putforth the effort?
  • 00:15:53.011 --> 00:15:54.312
  • When God says, "Go to workon the assignment,"
  • 00:15:54.345 --> 00:15:55.646
  • you've got a job to do.
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  • The reason you're discouraged isit's not an easy job.
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  • Take courage.
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  • It's not an easy job to look ata culture that is in almost
  • 00:16:02.053 --> 00:16:05.089
  • freefall into paganism.
  • 00:16:05.123 --> 00:16:11.095
  • And so how are we gonna havethe--cause the name of Jesus
  • 00:16:11.129 --> 00:16:13.631
  • to be lifted up again?
  • 00:16:13.664 --> 00:16:15.800
  • What will we do to see the nameof Jesus welcomed into our
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  • classrooms, and our courtrooms,and our university campuses;
  • 00:16:18.469 --> 00:16:23.441
  • to have Jesus welcomed backinto the halls of Congress?
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  • How could that be?
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  • That's not gonna be easy.
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  • You think you're making harddecisions right now in the face
  • 00:16:29.814 --> 00:16:31.949
  • of a pandemic, we've got someharder decisions to make 'cause
  • 00:16:31.983 --> 00:16:34.552
  • people aren't going to be happyabout that.
  • 00:16:34.585 --> 00:16:38.356
  • But I intend to be an ambassadorfor Jesus with greater
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  • enthusiasm, and greaterdetermination, and greater focus
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  • than ever in my life.
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  • But I believe you do too.
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  • Take courage and go to work.
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  • And then there's something thatintrigued me.
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  • In verse 5 it says, "As for thepromise which I made you when
  • 00:16:56.340 --> 00:16:58.910
  • you came out of Egypt, my Spiritis abiding in your midst.
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  • Do not fear."
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  • Zerubbabel didn't come outof Egypt.
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  • God's talking about the exodus.
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  • And in the presentation andthe story of God's purpose
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  • in the midst of his people,it's intriguing.
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  • "When you came out of Egypt, mySpirit is abiding in your midst.
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  • You don't have to be afraid.
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  • Once more in a little while,I'm going to shake the heavens
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  • and the earth."
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  • Zerubbabel is returningfrom the exile.
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  • The exodus was the deliveryfrom Egyptian slavery.
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  • The exile was the deliverancefrom being carried away
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  • as prisoners to Babylon.
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  • And then Babylon fell to Persiaand the Jewish people returned
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  • from the exile under theauthority of a Persian king.
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  • And God said, "My Spirit hasbeen abiding with you since you
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  • came out of Egypt.
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  • My Spirit was abiding with youwhen you were in Babylon."
  • 00:18:06.310 --> 00:18:12.383
  • And when the author of Hebrewspicks it up, he's bringing it
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  • forward into the present.
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  • "My Spirit will be abiding withyou at the end of the age."
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  • Now, there's a wonderful promisein that.
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  • The same abiding presence of Godthat delivered his people from
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  • the brick pits of Egypt, thatvisited the plagues upon Egypt,
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  • that saw to the parting of theRed Sea and the manna in the
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  • desert, the same Spirit of Godthat protected the Jewish people
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  • as exiles in Babylon anddelivered them from the Persian
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  • Empire is the same Spirit of Godthat will guide us through
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  • the end of this age in the midstof all the shaking.
  • 00:18:49.687 --> 00:18:54.292
  • Those are all seasonsof tremendous shaking.
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  • And then he makes a promisespecifically to Israel.
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  • He said, "I'm gonna shake allthe nations and they will come
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  • with the wealthof all the nations.
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  • I'm gonna shake the nations,and out of the nations
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  • will come my Jewish people.
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  • And they're gonna come fromthose nations with wealth.
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  • They left as prisoners, asslaves, as exiles, and when
  • 00:19:13.444 --> 00:19:17.114
  • I shake the nations and regatherthem, they'll come with
  • 00:19:17.148 --> 00:19:19.483
  • the wealth of the nations."
  • 00:19:19.517 --> 00:19:22.420
  • And he says, "The glory of thishouse will be greater than
  • 00:19:22.453 --> 00:19:25.022
  • the former.
  • 00:19:25.056 --> 00:19:26.424
  • The latter glory will be greaterthan the former."
  • 00:19:26.457 --> 00:19:28.359
  • Now, when Zerubbabel rebuilt histemple, the first temple that
  • 00:19:28.392 --> 00:19:31.028
  • Solomon built was one of themost beautiful buildings ever
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  • constructed by human beings.
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  • The walls were overlaidwith gold.
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  • It was a wonder inthe ancient world.
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  • And when Zerubbabel builthis temple, it was very,
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  • very simple.
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  • We're told that the older peoplewho remembered the glory of the
  • 00:19:45.376 --> 00:19:48.779
  • first temple wept aloud whenthey saw the simplicity of what
  • 00:19:48.813 --> 00:19:54.218
  • the second temple looked like.
  • 00:19:54.252 --> 00:19:57.054
  • So when God says, "The glory ofthe latter will be greater than
  • 00:19:57.088 --> 00:19:59.724
  • the glory of the former," he'snot talking about the building
  • 00:19:59.757 --> 00:20:02.426
  • Zerubbabel is making.
  • 00:20:02.460 --> 00:20:03.761
  • "But when I reestablish mypeople in that piece of land,"
  • 00:20:03.794 --> 00:20:07.131
  • he says, "they're never leavingagain and my glory will be
  • 00:20:07.164 --> 00:20:10.101
  • displayed upon them in a greaterway than it's ever been
  • 00:20:10.134 --> 00:20:12.770
  • displayed before."
  • 00:20:12.803 --> 00:20:15.940
  • The glory of God will be morevisible, more manifest upon
  • 00:20:15.973 --> 00:20:20.111
  • those people in that land in theseason before us than at any
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  • time in their history.
  • 00:20:24.815 --> 00:20:27.918
  • God is shaking the earth.
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  • You need to get it sorted outon the inside of you.
  • 00:20:30.955 --> 00:20:34.191
  • Because if something's beingshaken that's causing you
  • 00:20:34.225 --> 00:20:36.360
  • tremendous anxiety, you're beinginvited towards a trust
  • 00:20:36.394 --> 00:20:39.430
  • transfer, a realignment a bit ofthe things that you thought made
  • 00:20:39.463 --> 00:20:44.669
  • you secure, or secured yourfuture, or gave you confidence.
  • 00:20:44.702 --> 00:20:49.940
  • Almighty God is our protector.
  • 00:20:49.974 --> 00:20:52.943
  • We are on an assignment.
  • 00:20:52.977 --> 00:20:54.278
  • We have a mission.
  • 00:20:54.312 --> 00:20:55.613
  • Just as certainly is Zerubbabeland those with him did,
  • 00:20:55.646 --> 00:20:58.382
  • you and I have an assignment.
  • 00:20:58.416 --> 00:21:00.718
  • The church isn't here just toconvene worship services
  • 00:21:00.751 --> 00:21:03.954
  • and to politely gather childrenfor simple little Bible studies.
  • 00:21:03.988 --> 00:21:08.592
  • We are servants ofthe Lord of Hosts.
  • 00:21:08.626 --> 00:21:13.097
  • Now, we're gonna talk a bit moreabout that assignment
  • 00:21:13.130 --> 00:21:15.499
  • in the sessions ahead,but for now,
  • 00:21:15.533 --> 00:21:19.970
  • let's push this forwarda little bit.
  • 00:21:20.004 --> 00:21:22.073
  • Why now?
  • 00:21:22.106 --> 00:21:23.607
  • Why at this point in time isthis relevant?
  • 00:21:23.641 --> 00:21:26.510
  • Is this a conclusion point?
  • 00:21:26.544 --> 00:21:28.646
  • Is this a terminal point?
  • 00:21:28.679 --> 00:21:31.349
  • It's an important question.
  • 00:21:31.382 --> 00:21:32.750
  • You need to play with ita little bit.
  • 00:21:32.783 --> 00:21:34.085
  • You need to think about it.
  • 00:21:34.118 --> 00:21:35.419
  • You know, I find that whenthere's great stress,
  • 00:21:35.453 --> 00:21:37.154
  • one of the responses is kindof the Jonah response.
  • 00:21:37.188 --> 00:21:39.690
  • Jonah just went down in thebelly of the ship and went
  • 00:21:39.724 --> 00:21:43.160
  • to sleep.
  • 00:21:43.194 --> 00:21:44.795
  • While the sailors werefrightened that they were gonna
  • 00:21:44.829 --> 00:21:46.497
  • drown, Jonah just went down andwent to sleep.
  • 00:21:46.530 --> 00:21:48.132
  • He didn't want to be botheredwith God.
  • 00:21:48.165 --> 00:21:49.467
  • He was trying to avoid God.
  • 00:21:49.500 --> 00:21:51.635
  • And one of the responses forthose of us that are church
  • 00:21:51.669 --> 00:21:53.971
  • folks in this season is just notto think about it.
  • 00:21:54.004 --> 00:21:57.375
  • You know, I'd rather just avoidit altogether.
  • 00:21:57.408 --> 00:22:00.444
  • I'll just take a nap.It'll pass.
  • 00:22:00.478 --> 00:22:03.080
  • We'll come out of this.
  • 00:22:03.114 --> 00:22:04.415
  • We'll go back to our routine.
  • 00:22:04.448 --> 00:22:05.783
  • I don't think so.
  • 00:22:05.816 --> 00:22:07.118
  • I believe we'll come out of thisand we'll emerge in a new place,
  • 00:22:07.151 --> 00:22:10.254
  • but I believe the church willemerge in a new way, with fresh
  • 00:22:10.287 --> 00:22:14.658
  • strength and a new anointing,with a greater sense
  • 00:22:14.692 --> 00:22:16.994
  • of the harvest than we'veever had before.
  • 00:22:17.027 --> 00:22:20.331
  • I pray we don't just endure thisseason and think we can come
  • 00:22:20.364 --> 00:22:23.968
  • back into our somewhat sleepymode of stumbling through.
  • 00:22:24.001 --> 00:22:32.510
  • Well, some of the specificsaren't available to us.
  • 00:22:35.346 --> 00:22:38.416
  • In Matthew 24, and verse 35,Jesus is speaking and he said,
  • 00:22:38.449 --> 00:22:42.119
  • "Heaven and earth will passaway, but my Words will never
  • 00:22:42.153 --> 00:22:44.188
  • pass away.
  • 00:22:44.221 --> 00:22:46.357
  • No one knows about that day orhour, not even the angels in
  • 00:22:46.390 --> 00:22:49.326
  • heaven, nor the Son, but onlythe Father."
  • 00:22:49.360 --> 00:22:51.996
  • Jesus said nobody knows the houror the day when he's coming back
  • 00:22:52.029 --> 00:22:55.633
  • to the earth.
  • 00:22:55.666 --> 00:22:57.201
  • So one thing you can know forcertain if you meet somebody and
  • 00:22:57.234 --> 00:22:59.270
  • they tell you the day and thetime Jesus is coming back
  • 00:22:59.303 --> 00:23:02.606
  • that they don't know whatthey're talking about.
  • 00:23:02.640 --> 00:23:05.075
  • Because Jesus said nobody knows.
  • 00:23:05.109 --> 00:23:07.478
  • Now, my personal suggestionwould be don't argue with them.
  • 00:23:07.511 --> 00:23:11.115
  • Just smile, nod, turn around,and sprint in
  • 00:23:11.148 --> 00:23:13.918
  • the other direction.
  • 00:23:13.951 --> 00:23:17.388
  • In Acts chapter 1, thedisciples--Jesus had told them
  • 00:23:17.421 --> 00:23:20.291
  • this, but this ispost-resurrection.
  • 00:23:20.324 --> 00:23:22.059
  • And they're with Jesus, and sowhen they met with Jesus,
  • 00:23:22.092 --> 00:23:24.462
  • it's a post resurrection Jesus.
  • 00:23:24.495 --> 00:23:25.796
  • Good time to ask some questions.
  • 00:23:25.830 --> 00:23:28.899
  • They asked him, "Lord, are youat this time going to restore
  • 00:23:28.933 --> 00:23:32.436
  • the kingdom to Israel?
  • 00:23:32.470 --> 00:23:35.172
  • You're gonna kickthe Romans out.
  • 00:23:35.206 --> 00:23:36.507
  • You're going to give usour independence again.
  • 00:23:36.540 --> 00:23:38.142
  • Is this the culmination?
  • 00:23:38.175 --> 00:23:39.477
  • You're the Messiah,the resurrected Messiah.
  • 00:23:39.510 --> 00:23:41.946
  • Are you gonna ruleand reign now?"
  • 00:23:41.979 --> 00:23:45.583
  • Jesus said, "It's not for you toknow the times or the dates
  • 00:23:45.616 --> 00:23:48.419
  • the Father has set by his ownauthority."
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  • You know what Jesus said to themin good ol'
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  • Southern Living Bible?
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  • "That's just noneof your business.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Allen Jackson: Now, I want topray with you before we go.
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  • I don't remember a season whenthere has been such a struggle
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  • to maintain our thoughts and ouremotions in the right place.
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  • It feels like to me there's ademonic assault, so if you've
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  • been struggling with yourthoughts and your emotions a
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  • little bit, you're not alone.
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  • You're not unique.
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  • I'm encountering that withpeople across our congregation,
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  • across the nation,and around the world.
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  • So I want to pray with you thatwe'll stand in the peace of God,
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  • and the courage of God, and theboldness of God in the midst
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  • of this season of shaking.
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  • Let's pray.
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  • Father, I thank youfor your Word.
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  • I thank you that you said youwould give us a peace, a peace
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  • that is beyond understanding;Lord, that irrespective of
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  • circumstances, no matter howloud the wind or how threatening
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  • the waves, that you have a planto bring us through safely.
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  • And we turn our faces to youtoday.
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  • I pray that you'll give us yourpeace in our innermost being;
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  • that the fear would go andthe confusion would go;
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  • that a pathway would open beforeus that we know you have
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  • placed there.
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  • I thank you for it andfor your deliverance
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  • in Jesus's name, amen.
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  • God bless you.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Allen Jackson: So what'sour assignment?
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  • To not hold on to anything thatwe shouldn't, to cooperate
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  • with the Spirit of God,to acknowledge that
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  • we've been distracted, that wewere perhaps a bit complacent,
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  • that we were overfed,and overconfident,
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  • and overcommitted to ourconvenience and our comfort.
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  • And we're learning to walk innew ways to be more flexible,
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  • Are we willing to do that?
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  • I believe we are.
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