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October 8, 2020
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  • male announcer:This presentation is brought
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  • to you by the friends ofthe Amazing Facts Ministry.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Doug Batchelor: There's a powerof faith that God has wired
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  • in every human.
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  • You know, Jesus never said,"My faith has made you whole."
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  • He always said, "Your faithhas made you whole."
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  • Doug Batchelor: You know,we're gonna be talking about
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  • "Mountain-Moving Faith"tonight and that Jesus--
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  • I'll tell you why.
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  • Jesus made a statementin Mark 11, verse 22,
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  • "Have faith in God.
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  • For assuredly, I say to you,whoever says to this mountain,
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  • 'Be removed and be cast into thesea,' and does not doubt in his
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  • heart, but believes those thingsthat he says will be done,
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  • he will have whatever he says.
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  • Therefore I say to you, whateverthings you ask when you pray,
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  • believe that you receive them,and you will have them."
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  • Now that's a big promise.
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  • But what is Jesus talking about?
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  • Say to a mountain, "Be pluckedup and moved into the sea."
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  • You can read in Micah 7:19,"He will again have compassion
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  • on us, and will subdueour iniquities.
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  • You will cast all of our sinsinto the depths of the sea."
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  • So what is it that we moved--need moved?
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  • We don't need a mountainof dirt, we need to have God
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  • remove a mountain of sin.
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  • And some of us have biggermountains than others,
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  • but God is in the businessof moving mountains.
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  • And through faith in Christ,that mountain can be moved
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  • and cast into the sea.
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  • And I remind you again that thedeepest ocean in the world, the
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  • Marianas Trench, is 36.000 feetdeep and the tallest mountain,
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  • Mount Everest, is just under29.000 feet, meaning you could
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  • submerge Mount Everest in thedeepest ocean and it would be
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  • completely covered.
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  • You can submerge all ofour sins in God's mercy
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  • and it'll be completely removedfrom God's sight.
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  • He casts our sins into thedepths of the sea and he sets up
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  • a "no fishing" sign.
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  • Faith, mountain-moving faith.
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  • So we're gonna be talking aboutthis subject of faith because it
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  • is crucial in our salvation, butI want to begin by previewing a
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  • story about the Promised Land,talking about these 12 spies.
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  • So in your Bibles, the storywe're going to use
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  • as a springboard isNumbers chapter 13.
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  • Before they enteredthe Promised Land,
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  • people had not been theretheir whole lives.
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  • They hadn't been therein generations.
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  • They wondered whatit looked like.
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  • And they persuaded Moses to letthem send some spies to sorta
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  • preview things, see whatthe state of things was,
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  • and he agreed.
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  • And then it tells us the namesof these 12 spies.
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  • Most of them have evaporatedinto history, but we remember
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  • two of them: Joshua, the sonof Nun, and Caleb,
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  • the son of Jephunneh.
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  • And he sends them out and itsays that now Moses--verse 17.
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  • Numbers 13, verse 17, "ThenMoses sent them to spy out the
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  • land of Canaan, and he said tothem, 'Go up this way into
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  • the South, and go up into themountains, and see what the land
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  • is like: whether the people whodwell there are strong or weak,
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  • few or many; whether the landthey dwell in is good or bad;
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  • whether the cities they inhabitare like camps or strongholds;
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  • whether the land is rich orpoor; whether they are forests
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  • or not.
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  • Be of good courage.'"
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  • He's saying, "'Be courageous,have faith, and bring some
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  • of the fruit of the land.'
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  • Now the time was the seasonof first ripe grapes.
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  • So they went and they spied outthe land from the Wilderness of
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  • Zin as far as Rehob, near theentrance of Hamath.
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  • And they went up through theSouth and came to Hebron."
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  • These are the mountainsof Hebron.
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  • "And Ahiman, Sheshai, andTalmai, the descendants of Anak,
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  • were there.
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  • And they came to the valley ofEshcol, and there they cut down
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  • a branch with one clusterof grapes; and carried it
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  • between two of them on a pole.
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  • And they brought some of thepomegranates and the figs."
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  • And it says, "They returned,"in verse 25, "from spying out
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  • the land after forty days."
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  • So they departed andthey come back.
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  • Now, right away you find outwhen they return there's a big
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  • difference between ten of thespies and two of the spies.
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  • Two of the spies get therefirst, Joshua and Caleb
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  • I suspect.
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  • I think they're probably theones carrying this enormous
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  • cluster of grapes.
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  • And they said, "The land throughwhich you send us is a land that
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  • truly flows with milk and honey,and here's the fruit of it."
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  • And they began to toss bigold grapes to everybody.
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  • You got grapes as big.
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  • I was in Australia and I reallysaw grapes that big.
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  • And so they're giving all thesegrapes to everybody and they're
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  • tossing them figs, and pomelos,and there's probably fruit flies
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  • everywhere 'cause they've beencarrying all this sticky fruit
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  • for days.
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  • And the people are rejoicing,but then the other ten guys who
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  • had been dragging along, Joshuaand Caleb knew this wasn't going
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  • to go well.
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  • They brought backa negative report.
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  • You see, as they first began togo through the Promised Land,
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  • they looked at the walls ofJericho and they thought,
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  • "Wow, those walls are massive.
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  • How are we ever gonna conquer acity with a fortress like that?
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  • Impossible.
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  • Look at the sizeof their armies."
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  • They came to the mountainsof Hebron, "Look at the size
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  • of the Anakim.
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  • They're giants.
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  • We feel like grasshoppers.
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  • How can we conquer a nationlike this?"
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  • And everywhere they went, theyjust saw all the problems and
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  • they forgot the promises of God.
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  • The reason it was called thePromised Land is because God
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  • promised to give it to 'em andthey forgot how far God had
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  • brought them out of Egypt.
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  • Have you ever made that mistake?
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  • You forget all the miracles thatGod performs for you and
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  • you wonder if he can finishwhat he started in your life.
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  • Well, those ten spies show upand they say, "Oh no,
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  • we're never gonna make it."
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  • You can listen.
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  • And it tells us, after they sayit's a beautiful land
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  • in verse 28, then the ten spiesbegin the majority report.
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  • "Oh, the people who dwell in theland are strong; and the cities
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  • are fortified and very large;moreover we saw
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  • the descendants of Anak there.
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  • The Amalekites dwell inthe south; the Hittites, and the
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  • Jebusites, and the Amoritesdwell in the mountains."
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  • How can we conquer thesemountains?
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  • "And the Canaanites dwell bythe sea and along the banks
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  • of the Jordan."
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  • And all the people began tomoan, I suspect, 'cause it says,
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  • "Caleb quieted the people."
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  • Why would it say that exceptthey were starting to moan
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  • and complain?
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  • "He quieted them before Moses,and said, 'Let us go up
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  • at once.'"
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  • Now, he had just come back fromwandering through this land
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  • for 40 days.
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  • He's ready to go take itright now.
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  • It says, "'Let us go up at onceand take possession, for we are
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  • well able to overcome it.'
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  • But the men who had gone up withhim said, 'We are not able to go
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  • up against the people, for theyare stronger than we are.'
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  • And they gave the children ofIsrael a bad report of the land
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  • that they spied out."
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  • Alright, friends.
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  • Right there I've summed up justif you wanna know who's gonna
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  • make it and who's notgonna make it.
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  • If you don't think you'llmake it, you won't make it.
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  • If you believe that God can leadyou in, you can make it.
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  • All things are possibleto those that believe.
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  • Caleb said, "We are able."
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  • The other group said,"We are not able."
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  • And what's really sad is theywere all church members.
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  • Now, when we talk about takingthe Promised Land and conquering
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  • the mountains, havingmountain-moving faith, you know,
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  • there are people in the churchtoday that says Jesus just came
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  • to give you graceto cover your sin.
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  • Don't really expect any changein your life or victory over
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  • sin, just accept his grace andjust enjoy that, and don't worry
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  • about striving, or fighting,or wrestling against temptation,
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  • or running the race of life.
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  • They act like if there's anyeffort involved in being a
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  • Christian, it's a lack of faith.
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  • That is categorically not true.
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  • The Bible is very clear thatfaith means that you might need
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  • to fight a good fight of faith.
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  • Caleb believed they could takethe Promised Land and Caleb was
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  • also willing to fight for it.
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  • David believed he could conquerGoliath and he said even when he
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  • went against Goliath, "You comeagainst me with a sword,
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  • and a spear, and a shield.
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  • I come against youwith the Lord."
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  • His faith was in God, but he hada sling, and he had a stone,
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  • and he had a staff.
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  • And so the Christian life isusing all of the ability that
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  • God has given you, trusting God,moving forward, trusting God.
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  • But you must surrender all ofyour human ability to the Lord.
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  • You do need to engage your will.
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  • You must surrender your heartto him.
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  • And there is effort involved.
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  • Why does the Bible say,"Resist the devil.
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  • Flee from temptation"?
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  • And sometimes there'sa struggle involved.
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  • I think people need to bereminded that part
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  • of the conversion is fightingthe good fight of faith,
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  • but it takes courage to do that.
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  • What happened to these otherten spies?
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  • Moses said,"Don't be discouraged.
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  • Have courage.
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  • Believe."
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  • Well, they get discouraged.
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  • They looked at the problemsinstead of the promise.
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  • They lost faith because theykept focusing on the negative.
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  • And we still have thesame issue today.
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  • Here we are now, we are on theborders of the Promised Land.
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  • The question is, do God's peoplebelieve that he is still a God
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  • that can move mountains?
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  • So I'm going to go through somepoints that I hope will help
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  • illustrate this truth, so let'sbegin talking about
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  • the prerequisite of faith.
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  • Why is faith so important?
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  • You cannot be savedwithout faith.
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  • Now, God wouldn't say thatunless it was possible for you
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  • to have faith.
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  • Hebrews 11, verse 6, "Withoutfaith it is impossible to please
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  • him, for he that comes to Godmust believe that he is,
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  • and he is the rewarder of thosethat diligently seek him."
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  • Faith is possibly the singlemost important element
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  • in the Christian life.
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  • Anything a person does inattempting to be a Christian
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  • means absolutely nothingif he lacks faith.
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  • The Bible says, "Whosoeverbelieveth in him," John 3:16.
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  • It all boils down to believingin God.
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  • The words of Christ, Matthew 6,verse 30, "Now if God so clothes
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  • the grass of the field, which istoday, and tomorrow thrown in
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  • the oven, will he not much moreclothe you, O ye of
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  • little faith?"
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  • How often Jesus made a big issueout of a little faith.
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  • Matthew 8:26, he said to thedisciples, "Why are you fearful,
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  • O you of little faith?"
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  • And then Luke 18, verse 8, Jesussaid, "Nevertheless, when the
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  • Son of Man comes, will he reallyfind faith on the earth?"
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  • What was Jesus looking for?
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  • He wanted to see faith.
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  • A weak faith his weakened bypredicaments and catastrophes,
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  • whereas a great faith isstrengthened by them.
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  • The reason that Job is mentionedin the Bible is because he was
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  • a man who had developed faithbefore he ever got
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  • to his trials.
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  • One man came to Jesus with hisson and said, "Lord, if you can
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  • do anything."
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  • And Jesus said, "If you believe,all things are possible to him
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  • that believes."
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  • That "statement, All things arepossible with God," is found
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  • about four times inthe New Testament.
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  • The angel said to Mary, andseveral times with God,
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  • "All things are possible."
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  • All things is--really meansall things.
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  • Mark--I'm sorry, Ephesians 2,verse 8, "For by grace you've
  • 00:11:21.664 --> 00:11:25.367
  • been saved through faith."
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  • Habakkuk 2, verse 4, "The justwill live by his faith."
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  • Galatians, "For you are all sonsof God through faith
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  • in Christ Jesus."
  • 00:11:36.679 --> 00:11:38.013
  • Romans 5:1, "Therefore,having been justified by faith,
  • 00:11:38.047 --> 00:11:42.118
  • we have peace with God throughour Lord Jesus Christ."
  • 00:11:42.151 --> 00:11:44.720
  • So I hope I've made my case,friends, that a prerequisite
  • 00:11:44.754 --> 00:11:48.324
  • for anyone to be saved isbelieving in God.
  • 00:11:48.357 --> 00:11:52.595
  • We must believe in God.
  • 00:11:52.628 --> 00:11:54.930
  • Well, that leads us to the nextimportant point and I'm going to
  • 00:11:54.964 --> 00:11:57.933
  • spend a little time on this, andthat's the prevalence of faith.
  • 00:11:57.967 --> 00:12:01.937
  • You might be thinking, "The Lordis making it so impossible
  • 00:12:01.971 --> 00:12:05.407
  • by asking me to have thissupernatural, extraordinary
  • 00:12:05.441 --> 00:12:07.977
  • faith, and I just--I'm nota person of faith."
  • 00:12:08.010 --> 00:12:10.379
  • I don't believe that.
  • 00:12:10.412 --> 00:12:11.747
  • I believe that everybodyhas faith.
  • 00:12:11.781 --> 00:12:14.383
  • The question is,where is your faith?
  • 00:12:14.416 --> 00:12:16.786
  • Now, the Bible tells us this.
  • 00:12:16.819 --> 00:12:18.187
  • Romans chapter 12, verse 3,"God has dealt to every man
  • 00:12:18.220 --> 00:12:23.826
  • the measure of faith."
  • 00:12:23.859 --> 00:12:25.194
  • And keep in mind, salvationdoesn't just come by faith,
  • 00:12:25.227 --> 00:12:27.897
  • it comes by faith in the Lord.
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  • Every time someone was healedby Jesus, you know,
  • 00:12:29.899 --> 00:12:32.635
  • Jesus never said, "My faithhas made you whole."
  • 00:12:32.668 --> 00:12:35.471
  • He always said, "Your faithhas made you whole."
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  • Doug Batchelor: Don't goanywhere, friends.
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  • We'll be back in just a momentfor the rest of
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  • today's presentation.
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  • but have you ever wonderedif the Bible has anything
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  • to say about the USin Bible prophecy?
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  • What if I told you that it does?
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  • Would it surprise you?
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  • Well, it's true.
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  • Using vivid symbolic imagery,the book of Revelation details
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  • the rise of America and theprominent role that it will play
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  • in the last daysof human history.
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  • and learn some more amazingfacts from the Word of God.
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  • Doug Batchelor: The principlething that Jesus wants
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  • to have us learnabout the power of faith
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  • is that through faith in him,we can have the mountain moved,
  • 00:14:01.190 --> 00:14:06.395
  • that we can get victoryover our sins,
  • 00:14:06.428 --> 00:14:08.397
  • that we can be transformed,that we can become like Christ.
  • 00:14:08.430 --> 00:14:11.767
  • The purpose of the plan ofsalvation, the angel said,
  • 00:14:11.800 --> 00:14:15.037
  • "You'll call his name Jesusfor he will save his people
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  • from," what?
  • 00:14:17.840 --> 00:14:19.174
  • "From their sins."
  • 00:14:19.208 --> 00:14:20.509
  • God wants us to have faith thatwe can be saved, that he can
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  • transform us.
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  • You know, so often the battlesin the Bible, you see when they
  • 00:14:24.880 --> 00:14:27.316
  • went into battle trustingthe Lord, they won.
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  • Old Testament's full of battles.
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  • People say, "Pastor Doug, why isthe Old Testament full of war?"
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  • All of those battles areillustrating our battle
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  • with the devil.
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  • Doesn't matter if there were20.000 enemy soldiers and they
  • 00:14:38.861 --> 00:14:41.664
  • only had ten, when they wentinto battle--Samson killed a
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  • thousand with a jawbone with theSpirit of the Lord.
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  • When you go into battle with theLord, someone once said you and
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  • God are always a majority.
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  • And when Jonathan and hisarmorbearer went against the
  • 00:14:54.910 --> 00:14:57.413
  • Philistine garrison, he said,"There's no restraint for the
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  • Lord to deliver by few or many."
  • 00:15:00.416 --> 00:15:02.351
  • They went it faith and they gotthe victory over this
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  • whole contingent of soldiers.
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  • Two men because they had faith.
  • 00:15:06.822 --> 00:15:09.024
  • So there's this prevalence offaith that we see all through
  • 00:15:09.058 --> 00:15:11.961
  • the Bible and the Lord wants usto demonstrate that.
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  • Then you've got the productionof faith.
  • 00:15:15.064 --> 00:15:18.233
  • All right, so there's faith outthere and I've got a little bit
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  • of faith.
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  • How do I grow my faith?
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  • Well, the answer's in the Bible.
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  • The disciples came to Jesus.
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  • They said, "Lord,increase our faith."
  • 00:15:29.611 --> 00:15:33.449
  • And Jesus said, "Impossible,you only get so much at birth
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  • and that's your quota."
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  • That's not what he said.
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  • The reason they said, "Increaseour faith," and Jesus responded
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  • is because it is possiblefor you to have
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  • your faith increased.
  • 00:15:46.295 --> 00:15:48.597
  • How does that happen?
  • 00:15:48.630 --> 00:15:49.999
  • "So then faith comes by hearing,and hearing by the Word of God."
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  • As you read the Bible,your faith will grow.
  • 00:15:55.738 --> 00:15:59.274
  • Which leads me to anotherimportant element in how you can
  • 00:15:59.308 --> 00:16:02.945
  • have more productionof your faith.
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  • Look at the story of David,David and Goliath.
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  • So when David says to King Saul,"I believe that I could whip
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  • that giant," the king said,"He is a soldier from his youth
  • 00:16:15.991 --> 00:16:20.195
  • and you are just a youth.
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  • What makes you thinkyou can beat him?
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  • He's twice your size."
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  • David said, "Well,I've just got blind faith."
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  • That's not what he said.
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  • David said, "I've got evidencefor my confidence.
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  • When I was taking care of myfather's sheep, a bear showed up
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  • and God gave me the strength andthe spirit to kill the bear.
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  • And then later a lion came toget the sheep and God delivered
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  • the lion into my hand.
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  • And through God's faith workingthrough me, I killed a bear,
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  • I killed a lion.
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  • True, they're smaller than thegiant, but I've got evidence,
  • 00:16:51.760 --> 00:16:54.496
  • and based on the evidence ofwhat God did for me with the
  • 00:16:54.530 --> 00:16:56.665
  • lion and the bear, I believethat he can help me
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  • kill the giant."
  • 00:16:59.301 --> 00:17:00.636
  • When the Lord brought thechildren of Israel to the
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  • shores, the borders of thePromised Land, hadn't the Lord
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  • given them evidence to believe?
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  • Look at all those incredibleplagues that came on the
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  • Egyptians, and how God providedwater out of a rock, and bread
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  • for heaven, and victory over theAmalekites.
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  • He had given them evidence fortheir faith and that's why they
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  • were without excuse when he saidto that generation, "You can't
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  • go into the Promised Landbecause you just don't believe."
  • 00:17:25.394 --> 00:17:28.430
  • And friends, that's something--it's kind of a sobering thought,
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  • but I don't want to rushpast it.
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  • Those that did not believe thatGod could bring them
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  • into the Promised Land and givethem victory did not make it
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  • into the Promised Land.
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  • You must believe that your Jesusis bigger than your devil.
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  • Nobody has a problem havingfaith in the devil.
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  • Everybody glorifies the devilall the time, saying, "Oh yeah,
  • 00:17:50.486 --> 00:17:53.055
  • the devil got me to do this andthe devil got me to do that."
  • 00:17:53.088 --> 00:17:56.024
  • And you know, they just take itfor granted that the devil is
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  • gonna have his way in theirlife.
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  • But when you say, "Well,don't you think that Jesus
  • 00:18:00.629 --> 00:18:03.165
  • is bigger than the devil?
  • 00:18:03.198 --> 00:18:04.933
  • Doesn't the Bible say, 'Greateris he that is in you than
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  • he that is in the world'?"
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  • And so through Christ, we areable to get the victory and
  • 00:18:10.506 --> 00:18:14.643
  • conquer and overcomethese mountains.
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  • So you can have more faith.
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  • Matthew 17, verse 20,"Assuredly, I say to you,
  • 00:18:20.182 --> 00:18:23.552
  • if you've got faith as a mustardseed, you'll say to this
  • 00:18:23.585 --> 00:18:26.488
  • mountain, 'Move from hereto there,' and it will move;
  • 00:18:26.522 --> 00:18:31.460
  • and nothing will be impossiblefor you.
  • 00:18:31.493 --> 00:18:34.096
  • However, this kind does not goforth except by prayer
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  • and fasting."
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  • So read the Bible, you getfaith, look at the evidence
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  • of God's leading in your pastand it'll grow your faith,
  • 00:18:41.870 --> 00:18:45.340
  • and prayer will grow your faith.
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  • So when you pray and you getanswers to your prayer,
  • 00:18:47.910 --> 00:18:52.347
  • your faith gets bigger.
  • 00:18:52.381 --> 00:18:53.782
  • Have you ever prayed before forsomething that was just really
  • 00:18:53.815 --> 00:18:56.051
  • extraordinary, and then Godanswered your prayer and you go,
  • 00:18:56.084 --> 00:18:58.654
  • "Wow, why would I doubt God?
  • 00:18:58.687 --> 00:19:01.056
  • He's so powerful.
  • 00:19:01.089 --> 00:19:02.424
  • He's answered so many prayersbefore."
  • 00:19:02.457 --> 00:19:05.127
  • Faith sees the invisible,believes the incredible,
  • 00:19:05.160 --> 00:19:09.064
  • and receives the impossible.
  • 00:19:09.097 --> 00:19:11.233
  • All right, well, at this point Iwant to talk a little bit about
  • 00:19:11.266 --> 00:19:14.036
  • the poison of pessimism.
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  • You can read here where it saysin Matthew chapter 4, verse 3,
  • 00:19:16.338 --> 00:19:19.508
  • "When the tempter came to Jesus,he said, 'If you're
  • 00:19:19.541 --> 00:19:22.678
  • the Son of God, command thatthese stones become bread.'"
  • 00:19:22.711 --> 00:19:26.882
  • Now, what did he say?
  • 00:19:26.915 --> 00:19:28.550
  • "If."
  • 00:19:28.584 --> 00:19:30.152
  • For the devil, everything isabout an "if."
  • 00:19:30.185 --> 00:19:33.355
  • You know, when Christ washanging on the cross, there was
  • 00:19:33.388 --> 00:19:35.324
  • that thief on the left and hesaid, "If you're the Son of God,
  • 00:19:35.357 --> 00:19:39.695
  • save yourself and us."
  • 00:19:39.728 --> 00:19:42.297
  • And the high priest, when Christwas being tried, he said,
  • 00:19:42.331 --> 00:19:47.869
  • "If you're the Son of God."
  • 00:19:47.903 --> 00:19:49.738
  • So the word "if," it obviouslydenotes some doubt.
  • 00:19:49.771 --> 00:19:54.676
  • And so God is not wanting usto have doubt,
  • 00:19:54.710 --> 00:19:56.878
  • he's wanting us to have faith.
  • 00:19:56.912 --> 00:19:58.580
  • James chapter 1, verse 6, Whensomeone comes to the Lord and
  • 00:19:58.614 --> 00:20:02.784
  • they're wanting deliverance, hesaid, "But when a person prays,
  • 00:20:02.818 --> 00:20:06.221
  • let him ask in faith, with nodoubting, for he who doubts is
  • 00:20:06.255 --> 00:20:10.792
  • like a wave of the sea drivenand tossed by the wind.
  • 00:20:10.826 --> 00:20:14.329
  • For let not that man supposehe'll receive anything from the
  • 00:20:14.363 --> 00:20:17.666
  • Lord; a double-minded man isunstable in all of his ways."
  • 00:20:17.699 --> 00:20:21.803
  • Some of us need to pray and say,"Lord, forgive my unbelief."
  • 00:20:21.837 --> 00:20:28.210
  • Start believing that God can.
  • 00:20:28.243 --> 00:20:31.446
  • And you know, I think it'simportant for us to speak
  • 00:20:31.480 --> 00:20:35.217
  • positively to those that arearound us.
  • 00:20:35.250 --> 00:20:37.052
  • So many Christians are negativeto each other.
  • 00:20:37.085 --> 00:20:39.655
  • We need to encourage each otherthat we can do all things
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  • through Christ.
  • 00:20:42.357 --> 00:20:43.892
  • Abraham Lincoln said, "Wecomplain because roses have
  • 00:20:43.925 --> 00:20:47.529
  • thorns, but we ought to rejoicethat the thorn bushes
  • 00:20:47.562 --> 00:20:50.432
  • have roses."
  • 00:20:50.465 --> 00:20:52.034
  • And that's--several variationsof that have been quoted.
  • 00:20:52.067 --> 00:20:55.637
  • So not only do we have theproduction of faith to avoid the
  • 00:20:55.671 --> 00:20:59.374
  • poison of pessimism, so don't beconstantly rehearsing disbelief,
  • 00:20:59.408 --> 00:21:05.647
  • then there's the perseveranceof faith.
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  • Faith is not something that justhappens in a moment.
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  • Faith represents a persistence.
  • 00:21:11.653 --> 00:21:15.057
  • They were 40 days exploring thePromised Land even though they
  • 00:21:15.090 --> 00:21:18.327
  • saw--they saw that the giantswere bigger.
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  • They saw the walls of Jerichowere bigger.
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  • They saw that they had, youknow, better weapons, the people
  • 00:21:25.133 --> 00:21:29.104
  • in the Promised Land.
  • 00:21:29.137 --> 00:21:30.706
  • Caleb and Joshua, they saw that,but they persisted in believing
  • 00:21:30.739 --> 00:21:34.676
  • in God.
  • 00:21:34.710 --> 00:21:36.044
  • They hung on.Faith persists.
  • 00:21:36.078 --> 00:21:38.747
  • You know how you movea mountain?
  • 00:21:38.780 --> 00:21:40.082
  • An ant can move a mountainone grain of sand at a time.
  • 00:21:40.115 --> 00:21:44.052
  • You've just got to persist.
  • 00:21:44.086 --> 00:21:46.822
  • 1 Timothy 6:12, "Fightthe good fight of faith."
  • 00:21:46.855 --> 00:21:50.959
  • It is a fight.
  • 00:21:50.992 --> 00:21:52.327
  • It's a battle.
  • 00:21:52.361 --> 00:21:53.695
  • "Lay hold on eternal life."
  • 00:21:53.729 --> 00:21:55.030
  • Now, the language that Paul isusing there, he's kind of
  • 00:21:55.063 --> 00:21:57.132
  • talking about, like, when Jacobgot ahold of the angel
  • 00:21:57.165 --> 00:22:00.469
  • and he said, "I will not let yougo unless you bless me."
  • 00:22:00.502 --> 00:22:04.172
  • Take ahold of the promisesof God.
  • 00:22:04.206 --> 00:22:05.974
  • Lay hold of them, and reach outfor the horns of the altar,
  • 00:22:06.007 --> 00:22:09.811
  • and just plead for mercy.
  • 00:22:09.845 --> 00:22:11.580
  • Sometimes we give up so easy.
  • 00:22:11.613 --> 00:22:13.682
  • Pray persistently.
  • 00:22:13.715 --> 00:22:15.250
  • 1 John 4, verse 4 and 5,"For whatever is born of God
  • 00:22:15.283 --> 00:22:19.321
  • overcomes the world.
  • 00:22:19.354 --> 00:22:21.056
  • And this is the victory that hasovercome the world."
  • 00:22:21.089 --> 00:22:23.258
  • What is it?
  • 00:22:23.291 --> 00:22:24.626
  • "Our faith.
  • 00:22:24.659 --> 00:22:25.994
  • Who is he that overcomesthe world, but he that believes
  • 00:22:26.027 --> 00:22:29.264
  • that Jesus is the Son of God?"
  • 00:22:29.297 --> 00:22:32.033
  • Spurgeon said, "A little faithwill bring your soul to heaven.
  • 00:22:32.067 --> 00:22:36.071
  • A great faith will bring heavento your soul."
  • 00:22:36.104 --> 00:22:39.808
  • Faith does not--George Mueller,who's a great man of faith,
  • 00:22:39.841 --> 00:22:42.277
  • he said, "Faith does not operatein the realm of possibility.
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  • There's no glory for God in thatwhich is humanly possible.
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  • Faith begins whereman's power ends."
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  • You might say,"Lord, I'm helpless.
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  • I can't do it."
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  • That's when you really give Godpermission to roll up
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  • his sleeves.
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  • Our greatest weakness lies ingiving up.
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  • The most certain way to succeedis always to try one more time.
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  • You've heard the expression,and that, by the way,
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  • is Thomas Edison, who wasn'ta Christian but he made
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  • some good statements.
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  • Someone said, "Triumph is thecombination of try and oomph."
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  • Sometimes Christians forgetabout the oomph.
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  • There is some effort involvedin being a Christian.
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  • You gotta wrestle sometimesin prayer.
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  • And this is a great quoteby Bernard of Clairvaux,
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  • "Only by desertioncan we be defeated.
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  • With Christ and for Christ,victory is certain.
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  • We can lose the victory byflight, but not by death.
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  • Happy you are if you die inbattle, for after death you'll
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  • be crowned.
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  • But woe to you if by forsakingthe battle you forfeit both
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  • at one time the victoryand the crown."
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  • So many people give up, andfor little temporary relief,
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  • they sacrifice to the devil.
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  • Friends, and then there is powerin faith when you believe
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  • all things are possible.
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  • You know, I didn't give youthe rest of the story.
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  • You can look in the book ofJoshua, in chapter 14.
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  • Caleb is 85 years old and hecomes to Joshua.
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  • They'd conquered a bunch ofother nations.
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  • And Caleb says to Joshua, "Youknow that 40 years ago, when we
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  • were spies, I believe that Godcould lead us in.
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  • And I saw these mountains wherethese beautiful, fertile soil,
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  • the southern exposure, and thesprings," in what we now call
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  • Judea, the area of Hebron,better known as the mountains of
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  • the Anakim where the giantslived.
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  • Caleb said, "I'm 85 years oldnow, but I am as strong now for
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  • going out to battle,for coming in."
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  • And then he makes thesefamous words.
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  • He says, "Give me thismountain."
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  • He believed that with faith hecould overcome a mountain.
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  • Joshua blessed him.
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  • Caleb led the children of Judah.
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  • They conquered the giants.
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  • And the reason the Jews settledin where are we now say
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  • Jerusalem is is because that oldman had faith that he could
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  • overcome mountains and giantsbecause all things are possible
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  • with God.
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  • Friends, don't underestimatewhat you can do.
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  • Don't give the devil the glory.
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  • Jesus said that he can set youfree.
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  • He can save you from your sinsand cast that mountain
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  • into the depths of the sea.
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  • Do you believe whatJesus promises?
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