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The King is Here

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October 27, 2020
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Pastor Eric Johnson shares a Christmas message searching through scriptures about the promise of the coming Messiah. From Genesis to Malachi; God was dreaming for all of the nations of the earth to know His Son! Eric lays a biblical foundation for the fulfillment of thousands of years of prophecies. Jesus is the greatest promise. This message will encourage you that often God’s greatest promises and breakthroughs come after the longest wait.

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  • [ENERGETIC MUSIC][MUSIC]
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  • - ERIC JOHNSON: SO, THAT'S THE
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  • - ERIC JOHNSON: SO, THAT'S THEMERRY CHRISTMAS MESSAGE TODAY.
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  • MERRY CHRISTMAS MESSAGE TODAY.JESUS IS THE GREATEST
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  • JESUS IS THE GREATESTPROMISE...
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  • PROMISE......JESUS IS THE GREATEST
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  • ...JESUS IS THE GREATESTPROMISE HUMANITY, THE UNIVERSE,
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  • PROMISE HUMANITY, THE UNIVERSE,EVERYTHING IN EXISTENCE HAS
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  • EVERYTHING IN EXISTENCE HASEVER HEARD OR SEEN.
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  • EVER HEARD OR SEEN.AND I WANNA CHALLENGE YOU: WHEN
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  • AND I WANNA CHALLENGE YOU: WHENGOD MAKES US A PROMISE, HE IS
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  • MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM
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  • MERRY CHRISTMAS FROMREDDING, CALIFORNIA.
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  • REDDING, CALIFORNIA.I'M ERIC JOHNSON, A SENIOR
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  • I'M ERIC JOHNSON, A SENIORPASTOR AT BETHEL,
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  • PASTOR AT BETHEL,AND WE ARE THRILLED TO CELEBRATE
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  • AND WE ARE THRILLED TO CELEBRATETHE CHRISTMAS SEASON WITH YOU,
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  • THE CHRISTMAS SEASON WITH YOU,OUR EXTENDED GLOBAL FAMILY.
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  • OUR EXTENDED GLOBAL FAMILY.CHRISTMAS IS JUST ONE OF THE
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  • CHRISTMAS IS JUST ONE OF THEMANY WAYS THAT WE ARE REMINDED
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  • MANY WAYS THAT WE ARE REMINDEDTO TURN OUR LOVE AND
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  • TO TURN OUR LOVE ANDTRUST TO JESUS.
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  • TRUST TO JESUS.HE IS THE GREATEST PROMISE
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  • HE IS THE GREATEST PROMISEHUMANITY HAS EVER RECEIVED.
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  • HUMANITY HAS EVER RECEIVED.AND AT BETHEL, WE ARE
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  • AND AT BETHEL, WE AREPRIVILEGED TO REMEMBER AND
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  • PRIVILEGED TO REMEMBER ANDCELEBRATE THE FULLNESS AND THE
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  • CELEBRATE THE FULLNESS AND THEFULFILLMENT OF THAT PROMISE.
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  • FULFILLMENT OF THAT PROMISE.THANK YOU FOR CELEBRATING THE
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  • THANK YOU FOR CELEBRATING THEMIRACLE OF CHRIST'S BIRTH WITH
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  • MIRACLE OF CHRIST'S BIRTH WITHUS HERE ON
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  • US HERE ON"HEAVEN TO EARTH."
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  • "HEAVEN TO EARTH."[APPLAUSE]
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  • [APPLAUSE]SO, THE TITLE OF THIS MESSAGE
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  • SO, THE TITLE OF THIS MESSAGETHIS MORNING IS CALLED: THE
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  • THIS MORNING IS CALLED: THEKING IS COMING.
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  • KING IS COMING.AND WE KNOW, IN THE PRESENT
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  • AND WE KNOW, IN THE PRESENTSENSE, THAT HE HAS
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  • I WANT US TO DO OUR BEST --
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  • I WANT US TO DO OUR BEST --I KNOW WE'RE LIMITED IN
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  • I KNOW WE'RE LIMITED INMANY WAYS --
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  • MANY WAYS --BUT I WANT US TO DO OUR BEST IN
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  • BUT I WANT US TO DO OUR BEST INTRYING TO PUT OURSELVES IN THE
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  • TRYING TO PUT OURSELVES IN THEPOSITION OF HUMANITY IN
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  • POSITION OF HUMANITY INTRYING TO UNDERSTAND THE
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  • TRYING TO UNDERSTAND THEGRAVITY, THE INTENSITY, THE--
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  • GRAVITY, THE INTENSITY, THE--THE BUILDUP, THE DESIRE, THE
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  • THE BUILDUP, THE DESIRE, THEHUNGER -- I MEAN, ALL THESE
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  • HUNGER -- I MEAN, ALL THESEREALLY STRONG EMOTIONS THAT
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  • REALLY STRONG EMOTIONS THATHUMANITY WAS WAITING ON,
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  • HUMANITY WAS WAITING ON,FOR JESUS TO SHOW UP
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  • FOR JESUS TO SHOW UPTO HIS OWN PARTY.
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  • TO HIS OWN PARTY.AND I WANNA TAKE YOU THROUGH
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  • AND I WANNA TAKE YOU THROUGHSOME SCRIPTURE.
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  • SOME SCRIPTURE.I MEAN, HONESTLY, I THINK
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  • I MEAN, HONESTLY, I THINKIF I MEMORIZED, THERE'S
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  • IF I MEMORIZED, THERE'SOVER 500 SPECIFIC REFERENCES TO
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  • OVER 500 SPECIFIC REFERENCES TOTHE COMING OF THE MESSIAH.
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  • THE COMING OF THE MESSIAH.I MEAN, THERE'S SO MUCH
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  • I MEAN, THERE'S SO MUCHSCRIPTURE THROUGHOUT JUST THE
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  • SCRIPTURE THROUGHOUT JUST THEOLD TESTAMENT ALONE THAT HAS TO
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  • OLD TESTAMENT ALONE THAT HAS TODO WITH THE COMING OF THE
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  • DO WITH THE COMING OF THEMESSIAH, OF KING JESUS.
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  • MESSIAH, OF KING JESUS.THIS IS A CHRISTMAS MESSAGE IN
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  • THIS IS A CHRISTMAS MESSAGE INTHE SENSE THAT I WANT US TO BE
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  • THE SENSE THAT I WANT US TO BEREMINDED OF WHY WE DO
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  • REMINDED OF WHY WE DOCHRISTMAS.
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  • CHRISTMAS.AND I LOVE SANTA CLAUS, I LOVE
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  • AND I LOVE SANTA CLAUS, I LOVERUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER,
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  • RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER,I LOVE THE TREES, I LOVE THE
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  • I LOVE THE TREES, I LOVE THELIGHTS, I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT
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  • LIGHTS, I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUTCHRISTMAS, AND I WILL PROBABLY
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  • CHRISTMAS, AND I WILL PROBABLYDO MORE, AS WE GET OLDER
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  • BUT, I ALSO WANNA MAKE SURE
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  • BUT, I ALSO WANNA MAKE SURETHAT WE REALLY REMEMBER WHAT
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  • THAT WE REALLY REMEMBER WHATCHRISTMAS IS REALLY ABOUT.
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  • CHRISTMAS IS REALLY ABOUT.IT IS ABOUT THE COMING OF
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  • IT IS ABOUT THE COMING OFTHE MESSIAH.
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  • THE MESSIAH.IT'S ABOUT KING JESUS AS
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  • IT'S ABOUT KING JESUS ASHE CAME TO EARTH.
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  • HE CAME TO EARTH.IN GENESIS 3, IF YOU WANNA TURN
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  • IN GENESIS 3, IF YOU WANNA TURNTHERE -- TURN TO GENESIS 3.
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  • THERE -- TURN TO GENESIS 3.I WANNA READ YOU PASSAGE
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  • I WANNA READ YOU PASSAGEOUT OF THERE.
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  • OUT OF THERE.THIS PASSAGE COMES IN THE
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  • THIS PASSAGE COMES IN THECONTEXT-- COMES RIGHT AFTER THE
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  • CONTEXT-- COMES RIGHT AFTER THEFACT WHEN ADAM AND EVE SINNED,
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  • FACT WHEN ADAM AND EVE SINNED,WHICH IS KNOWN AS THE
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  • WHICH IS KNOWN AS THEFALL OF MAN.
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  • FALL OF MAN.THIS IS WHEN SIN WAS INTRODUCED
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  • THIS IS WHEN SIN WAS INTRODUCEDTO HUMANITY, AND, AS WE KNOW
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  • TO HUMANITY, AND, AS WE KNOWIT, CHANGED THE ENTIRE COURSE
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  • IT, CHANGED THE ENTIRE COURSEOF HISTORY -- NOT FOREVER, BUT
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  • OF HISTORY -- NOT FOREVER, BUTFOR A VERY LONG TIME.
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  • FOR A VERY LONG TIME.AND THIS LAST PHRASE, OR ONE OF
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  • AND THIS LAST PHRASE, OR ONE OFTHE LAST PHRASES IN THAT VERSE:
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  • THE LAST PHRASES IN THAT VERSE:"HE SHALL BRUISE YOUR HEAD AND
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  • "HE SHALL BRUISE YOUR HEAD ANDYOU SHALL BRUISE HIS HEEL."
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  • YOU SHALL BRUISE HIS HEEL."THIS IS THE MOMENT WHERE GOD IS
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  • THIS IS THE MOMENT WHERE GOD ISTALKING TO SATAN, TALKING
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  • TALKING TO SATAN, TALKINGTO THE SERPENT.
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  • TO THE SERPENT.AFTER HE CAUSED ADAM AND EVE TO
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  • AFTER HE CAUSED ADAM AND EVE TOSIN, HE LOOKED AT THE SERPENT
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  • SIN, HE LOOKED AT THE SERPENTAND SAID: WE ARE GOING TO
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  • AND SAID: WE ARE GOING TOCRUSH YOUR HEAD.
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  • CRUSH YOUR HEAD.LIKE, I KNOW HOW IT READS
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  • LIKE, I KNOW HOW IT READSIN SCRIPTURE, BUT I WANNA...
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  • IN SCRIPTURE, BUT I WANNA...GOD'S LIKE: AWWWH...
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  • GOD'S LIKE: AWWWH...JUST WAIT, PAL.
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  • JUST WAIT, PAL.LIKE, HE WASN'T A PAL,
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  • LIKE, HE WASN'T A PAL,BUT YOU GET THE POINT.
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  • BUT YOU GET THE POINT.JUST WAIT.
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  • JUST WAIT.WE ARE ABSOLUTELY GOING TO
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  • WE ARE ABSOLUTELY GOING TOCRUSH YOUR HEAD, SO MUCH SO
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  • CRUSH YOUR HEAD, SO MUCH SOTHAT THE HEEL OF THE ONE
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  • THAT THE HEEL OF THE ONETHAT CRUSHES YOU --
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  • THAT CRUSHES YOU --IT WILL BE BRUTE.
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  • IT WILL BE BRUTE.HOW MANY HAVE EVER STOMPED ON
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  • HOW MANY HAVE EVER STOMPED ONSOMETHING SO HARD, AND IT'S
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  • SOMETHING SO HARD, AND IT'SLIKE, "WOW, THAT WAS A LITTLE
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  • LIKE, "WOW, THAT WAS A LITTLETOO HARD," 'CAUSE IT HURTS FOR
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  • TOO HARD," 'CAUSE IT HURTS FORA DAY OR TWO?
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  • A DAY OR TWO?THAT'S WHAT'S HAPPENING, HERE.
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  • THAT'S WHAT'S HAPPENING, HERE.GOD IS SENDING A MESSAGE -- NOT
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  • GOD IS SENDING A MESSAGE -- NOTJUST TO THE SERPENT HIMSELF,
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  • JUST TO THE SERPENT HIMSELF,BUT HE'S SENDING A MESSAGE TO
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  • BUT HE'S SENDING A MESSAGE TOHUMANITY ABOUT THE PROMISE OF
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  • HUMANITY ABOUT THE PROMISE OFTHE COMING OF THE MESSIAH.
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  • THE COMING OF THE MESSIAH.THIS IS ACTUALLY THE MOMENT --
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  • THIS IS ACTUALLY THE MOMENT --WHERE IT'S VERY SUBTLE, AND, IN
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  • WHERE IT'S VERY SUBTLE, AND, INMANY WAYS, VERY VAGUE -- ABOUT
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  • MANY WAYS, VERY VAGUE -- ABOUTTHE COMING OF THE MESSIAH.
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  • THE COMING OF THE MESSIAH.SO, I WANNA TAKE YOU THROUGH
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  • SO, I WANNA TAKE YOU THROUGHSCRIPTURE AND I WANNA SHOW YOU
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  • SCRIPTURE AND I WANNA SHOW YOUHOW THIS SET OFF A CHAIN OF
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  • HOW THIS SET OFF A CHAIN OFEVENTS THAT BEGIN TO LET
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  • EVENTS THAT BEGIN TO LETEVERYBODY KNOW: HEY,
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  • EVERYBODY KNOW: HEY,THE KING IS COMING!
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  • THE KING IS COMING!DON'T WORRY!
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  • DON'T WORRY!THE MESSIAH IS ACTUALLY
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  • THE MESSIAH IS ACTUALLYGOING TO COME.
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  • GOING TO COME.AND, AS HISTORY BEGAN TO GET
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  • AND, AS HISTORY BEGAN TO GETOLDER AND OLDER -- OR NEWER, I
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  • OLDER AND OLDER -- OR NEWER, ISHOULD SAY -- MORE AND MORE
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  • SHOULD SAY -- MORE AND MORECONVERSATION IN HEAVEN AND ON
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  • CONVERSATION IN HEAVEN AND ONEARTH WAS HAPPENING ABOUT THE
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  • EARTH WAS HAPPENING ABOUT THEMESSIAH, SO MUCH SO THAT THE
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  • MESSIAH, SO MUCH SO THAT THECHILDREN KNEW ABOUT THE COMING
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  • CHILDREN KNEW ABOUT THE COMINGOF THE MESSIAH.
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  • OF THE MESSIAH.SO, THIS MOMENT, RIGHT HERE,
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  • SO, THIS MOMENT, RIGHT HERE,IN GENESIS 3, IS LITERALLY
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  • IN GENESIS 3, IS LITERALLYTHE CATALYST MOMENT FOR
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  • THE CATALYST MOMENT FOR"THE KING IS COMING."
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  • "THE KING IS COMING."WHAT I LOVE ABOUT THE STORY,
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  • WHAT I LOVE ABOUT THE STORY,TOO -- AND, WE'LL FIND OUT IN
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  • TOO -- AND, WE'LL FIND OUT INLUKE CHAPTER 1 -- IS THAT EVEN
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  • LUKE CHAPTER 1 -- IS THAT EVENTHOUGH EVE WAS--
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  • THOUGH EVE WAS--YOU KNOW, EVE GETS A LOT OF
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  • YOU KNOW, EVE GETS A LOT OFFLACK FOR OBVIOUS REASONS,
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  • FLACK FOR OBVIOUS REASONS,'CAUSE SHE-- YOU KNOW, SHE WAS
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  • 'CAUSE SHE-- YOU KNOW, SHE WASTEMPTED BY THE DEVIL, AND THEN
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  • TEMPTED BY THE DEVIL, AND THENSHE ASSISTED IN HELPING
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  • SHE ASSISTED IN HELPINGADAM TO SIN, AS WELL.
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  • ADAM TO SIN, AS WELL.BUT I LOVE HOW GOD ACTUALLY
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  • BUT I LOVE HOW GOD ACTUALLYUSES A WOMAN AS PART OF THE
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  • USES A WOMAN AS PART OF THEREDEMPTION PLAN FOR
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  • REDEMPTION PLAN FORALL OF HUMANITY.
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  • ALL OF HUMANITY.AND THAT'S JUST AMAZING THAT
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  • AND THAT'S JUST AMAZING THATGOD LIKED TO DO THAT.
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  • GOD LIKED TO DO THAT.HE LIKED TO TAKE WHAT WAS A
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  • HE LIKED TO TAKE WHAT WAS APROBLEM, SAY, "I'M GONNA REDEEM
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  • PROBLEM, SAY, "I'M GONNA REDEEMTHAT," AND HAVE REDEMPTION
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  • THAT," AND HAVE REDEMPTIONCOME FROM THAT.
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  • COME FROM THAT.AND I JUST LOVE THAT.
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  • AND I JUST LOVE THAT.I JUST WANNA HIGHLIGHT THAT.
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  • I JUST WANNA HIGHLIGHT THAT.NOW, TURN YOUR BIBLES
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  • NOW, TURN YOUR BIBLESTO GENESIS 12.
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  • TO GENESIS 12.JUST GO A FEW MORE CHAPTERS
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  • JUST GO A FEW MORE CHAPTERSDOWN THE ROAD.
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  • DOWN THE ROAD.WE'RE GONNA PICK UP ON A MAN
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  • WE'RE GONNA PICK UP ON A MANNAMED ABRAM.
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  • NAMED ABRAM.AND WE ALL CALL HIM "ABRAHAM"
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  • AND WE ALL CALL HIM "ABRAHAM"BECAUSE HIS NAME WAS EVENTUALLY
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  • BECAUSE HIS NAME WAS EVENTUALLYCALLED ABRAHAM, WHEN GOD
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  • CALLED ABRAHAM, WHEN GODCHANGED HIS NAME.
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  • CHANGED HIS NAME.NOW, AS YOU CAN IMAGINE,
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  • NOW, AS YOU CAN IMAGINE,GENESIS 3 -- GOD BEGINS TO
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  • GENESIS 3 -- GOD BEGINS TOUNLOAD THIS IDEA, THIS PLAN:
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  • UNLOAD THIS IDEA, THIS PLAN:I WILL CRUSH YOUR HEAD.
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  • I WILL CRUSH YOUR HEAD.SO, WHEN ABRAHAM COMES ALONG,
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  • SO, WHEN ABRAHAM COMES ALONG,HE SAID: I NEED TO START A
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  • HE SAID: I NEED TO START ALINEAGE, I NEED TO START A
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  • LINEAGE, I NEED TO START AFAMILY LINE, I NEED TO DO
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  • FAMILY LINE, I NEED TO DOSOMETHING WITH ONE INDIVIDUAL
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  • SOMETHING WITH ONE INDIVIDUALTHAT WILL, LITERALLY, AT THE
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  • THAT WILL, LITERALLY, AT THEEND OF-- AT THE END OF TIME,
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  • END OF-- AT THE END OF TIME,IT WILL BE KNOWN: THAT
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  • IT WILL BE KNOWN: THATLASTED FOREVER.
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  • LASTED FOREVER.SO, IN GENESIS 12, LET'S READ
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  • SO, IN GENESIS 12, LET'S READIN VERSE 1 THROUGH VERSE 3.
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  • IN VERSE 1 THROUGH VERSE 3."NOW THE LORD HAD SAID TO
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  • "NOW THE LORD HAD SAID TOABRAM: 'GET OUT OF YOUR
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  • ABRAM: 'GET OUT OF YOURCOUNTRY, FROM YOUR FAMILY
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  • COUNTRY, FROM YOUR FAMILYAND FROM YOUR FATHER'S HOUSE,
  • 00:05:50.506 --> 00:05:51.774
  • AND FROM YOUR FATHER'S HOUSE,TO A LAND THAT I WILL SHOW YOU.
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  • TO A LAND THAT I WILL SHOW YOU.I WILL MAKE YOU A GREAT NATION;
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  • I WILL MAKE YOU A GREAT NATION;I WILL BLESS YOU AND MAKE YOUR
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  • I WILL BLESS YOU AND MAKE YOURNAME GREAT; AND YOU
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  • NAME GREAT; AND YOUSHALL BE A BLESSING.
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  • SHALL BE A BLESSING.I WILL BLESS THOSE WHO BLESS
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  • I WILL BLESS THOSE WHO BLESSYOU, AND I WILL CURSE HIM WHO
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  • YOU, AND I WILL CURSE HIM WHOCURSES YOU; AND IN YOU ALL THE
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  • CURSES YOU; AND IN YOU ALL THEFAMILIES OF THE EARTH
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  • FAMILIES OF THE EARTHSHALL BE BLESSED.'"
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  • SHALL BE BLESSED.'"ALL THE FAMILIES OF THE
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  • ALL THE FAMILIES OF THEEARTH SHALL BE BLESSED.
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  • EARTH SHALL BE BLESSED.WHAT'S FASCINATING ABOUT
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  • WHAT'S FASCINATING ABOUTTHIS -- AND IT'S IMPORTANT TO
  • 00:06:13.830 --> 00:06:15.331
  • THIS -- AND IT'S IMPORTANT TONOTE, HERE -- THAT GOD'S
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  • NOTE, HERE -- THAT GOD'SENDGAME WAS ALL OF HUMANITY.
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  • ENDGAME WAS ALL OF HUMANITY.GOD'S ENDGAME, FROM GENESIS 3,
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  • GOD'S ENDGAME, FROM GENESIS 3,WAS: I'M THINKIN' ABOUT
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  • WAS: I'M THINKIN' ABOUTALL OF HUMANITY.
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  • ALL OF HUMANITY.I'M THINKIN' ABOUT ALL THE
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  • I'M THINKIN' ABOUT ALL THENATIONS OF THE EARTH, ALL THE
  • 00:06:27.043 --> 00:06:28.845
  • NATIONS OF THE EARTH, ALL THEPEOPLES OF THE EARTH.
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  • PEOPLES OF THE EARTH.THIS IS A REALLY IMPORTANT NOTE
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  • THIS IS A REALLY IMPORTANT NOTETO MAKE, WHETHER YOU KNEW THIS
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  • TO MAKE, WHETHER YOU KNEW THISOR NOT, 'CAUSE YOU AND I SIT
  • 00:06:32.949 --> 00:06:35.384
  • OR NOT, 'CAUSE YOU AND I SITHERE, TODAY, BECAUSE OF THIS
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  • HERE, TODAY, BECAUSE OF THISPROMISE THAT ALL THE NATIONS
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  • PROMISE THAT ALL THE NATIONSOF THE EARTH WILL KNOW GOD
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  • OF THE EARTH WILL KNOW GODAND GOD WILL KNOW THEM.
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  • AND GOD WILL KNOW THEM.IT WASN'T RESERVED ONLY FOR ONE
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  • IT WASN'T RESERVED ONLY FOR ONEPEOPLE GROUP, OR ONE RACE,
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  • PEOPLE GROUP, OR ONE RACE,OR ONE NATIONALITY.
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  • OR ONE NATIONALITY.IT WAS AVAILABLE TO AAALL
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  • IT WAS AVAILABLE TO AAALLTHE MASSES.
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  • THE MASSES.THAT WAS GOD'S ENDGAME.
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  • THAT WAS GOD'S ENDGAME.THEN, WE JUMP OVER TO
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  • THEN, WE JUMP OVER TOGENESIS 15.
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  • GENESIS 15.GO AHEAD AND GET YOUR BIBLE,
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  • GO AHEAD AND GET YOUR BIBLE,THERE.
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  • THERE."AND IT CAME TO PASS, WHEN THE
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  • "AND IT CAME TO PASS, WHEN THESUN WENT DOWN AND IT WAS DARK,
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  • SUN WENT DOWN AND IT WAS DARK,THAT BEHOLD, THERE APPEARED A
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  • THAT BEHOLD, THERE APPEARED ASMOKING OVEN...
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  • SMOKING OVEN......AND A BURNING TORCH THAT
  • 00:07:04.380 --> 00:07:06.883
  • ...AND A BURNING TORCH THATPASSED BETWEEN THOSE PIECES.
  • 00:07:06.883 --> 00:07:07.850
  • PASSED BETWEEN THOSE PIECES.ON THE SAME DAY, THE LORD MADE
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  • ON THE SAME DAY, THE LORD MADEA COVENANT WITH ABRAM, SAYING:
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  • A COVENANT WITH ABRAM, SAYING:'TO YOUR DESCENDANTS I HAVE
  • 00:07:11.521 --> 00:07:13.189
  • 'TO YOUR DESCENDANTS I HAVEGIVEN THIS LAND, FROM THE RIVER
  • 00:07:13.189 --> 00:07:14.924
  • GIVEN THIS LAND, FROM THE RIVEROF EGYPT TO THE GREAT RIVER,
  • 00:07:14.924 --> 00:07:16.626
  • OF EGYPT TO THE GREAT RIVER,THE RIVER EUPHRATES..."
  • 00:07:16.626 --> 00:07:17.894
  • THE RIVER EUPHRATES..."AND IF YOU CONTINUE TO READ,
  • 00:07:17.894 --> 00:07:19.462
  • AND IF YOU CONTINUE TO READ,IT TALKS ABOUT HOW MUCH
  • 00:07:19.462 --> 00:07:21.497
  • IT TALKS ABOUT HOW MUCHOF AN AREA.
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  • OF AN AREA.BUT THE PART OF THIS VERSE
  • 00:07:22.298 --> 00:07:22.765
  • BUT THE PART OF THIS VERSEI WANT YOU TO LOOK AT
  • 00:07:22.765 --> 00:07:23.533
  • I WANT YOU TO LOOK ATIS THIS ONE:
  • 00:07:23.533 --> 00:07:26.102
  • IS THIS ONE:"BURNING TORCH THAT PASSED
  • 00:07:26.102 --> 00:07:27.303
  • "BURNING TORCH THAT PASSEDBETWEEN THOSE PIECES."
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  • BETWEEN THOSE PIECES."THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT TO
  • 00:07:29.305 --> 00:07:30.239
  • THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT TOUNDERSTAND WHAT'S HAPPENING
  • 00:07:30.239 --> 00:07:30.673
  • UNDERSTAND WHAT'S HAPPENINGHERE.
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  • HERE.THERE WAS SOMETHING THEY DID IN
  • 00:07:32.241 --> 00:07:33.276
  • THERE WAS SOMETHING THEY DID INTHIS DAY AND AGE WHEN THEY
  • 00:07:33.276 --> 00:07:34.644
  • THIS DAY AND AGE WHEN THEYMADE A COVENANT.
  • 00:07:34.644 --> 00:07:35.745
  • MADE A COVENANT.I BELIEVE IT WAS CALLED
  • 00:07:35.745 --> 00:07:37.013
  • I BELIEVE IT WAS CALLED"CUTTING A COVENANT."
  • 00:07:37.013 --> 00:07:38.447
  • "CUTTING A COVENANT."WHAT THEY WOULD DO -- IF MY DAD
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  • WHAT THEY WOULD DO -- IF MY DADAND I GOT INTO SOME TYPE OF
  • 00:07:39.815 --> 00:07:42.084
  • AND I GOT INTO SOME TYPE OFAGREEMENT ABOUT PURCHASING A
  • 00:07:42.084 --> 00:07:44.453
  • AGREEMENT ABOUT PURCHASING APROPERTY OR "I PROMISE YOU,
  • 00:07:44.453 --> 00:07:46.088
  • PROPERTY OR "I PROMISE YOU,HEY, I'M GONNA DO THIS," WHAT
  • 00:07:46.088 --> 00:07:47.523
  • HEY, I'M GONNA DO THIS," WHATWE WOULD DO IS I WOULD TAKE AN
  • 00:07:47.523 --> 00:07:49.125
  • WE WOULD DO IS I WOULD TAKE ANANIMAL, AND I WOULD CUT IT IN
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  • ANIMAL, AND I WOULD CUT IT INHALF, PUT ONE PART OVER HERE
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  • HALF, PUT ONE PART OVER HEREAND ONE PART OVER HERE.
  • 00:07:51.494 --> 00:07:54.564
  • AND ONE PART OVER HERE.IF YOU'VE NEVER CLEANED AN
  • 00:07:54.564 --> 00:07:55.865
  • IF YOU'VE NEVER CLEANED ANANIMAL, IT'S VERY MESSY.
  • 00:07:55.865 --> 00:07:56.499
  • ANIMAL, IT'S VERY MESSY.IT'S NOT CLEAN, AT ALL.
  • 00:07:56.499 --> 00:07:57.633
  • IT'S NOT CLEAN, AT ALL.SO, YOU CAN IMAGINE, IF YOU CUT
  • 00:07:57.633 --> 00:07:58.834
  • SO, YOU CAN IMAGINE, IF YOU CUTAN ANIMAL IN HALF...THERE'S A
  • 00:07:58.834 --> 00:08:02.271
  • AN ANIMAL IN HALF...THERE'S ALOT OF STUFF IN BETWEEN.
  • 00:08:02.271 --> 00:08:03.306
  • LOT OF STUFF IN BETWEEN.THOUGHT I'D MENTION THAT.
  • 00:08:03.306 --> 00:08:04.607
  • THOUGHT I'D MENTION THAT.BUT, ANYWAYS...
  • 00:08:04.607 --> 00:08:05.608
  • BUT, ANYWAYS...SO, YOU GOT TWO HALVES OF AN
  • 00:08:05.608 --> 00:08:07.376
  • SO, YOU GOT TWO HALVES OF ANANIMAL, AND I WOULD TELL MY
  • 00:08:07.376 --> 00:08:09.512
  • ANIMAL, AND I WOULD TELL MYDAD, "I WILL PAY THIS MUCH,"
  • 00:08:09.512 --> 00:08:10.846
  • DAD, "I WILL PAY THIS MUCH,"OR, "I MAKE THIS COVENANT WITH
  • 00:08:10.846 --> 00:08:13.416
  • OR, "I MAKE THIS COVENANT WITHYOU," AND I'D WALK IN BETWEEN
  • 00:08:13.416 --> 00:08:15.818
  • YOU," AND I'D WALK IN BETWEENTHE TWO HALVES OF THE ANIMALS.
  • 00:08:15.818 --> 00:08:16.385
  • THE TWO HALVES OF THE ANIMALS.AND WHAT I'M DOING IS I'M
  • 00:08:16.385 --> 00:08:18.020
  • AND WHAT I'M DOING IS I'MSAYING TO MY DAD, "IF I DON'T
  • 00:08:18.020 --> 00:08:21.057
  • SAYING TO MY DAD, "IF I DON'TFULFILL THIS COVENANT TO YOU,
  • 00:08:21.057 --> 00:08:21.857
  • FULFILL THIS COVENANT TO YOU,DO UNTO ME AS I'VE DONE TO
  • 00:08:21.857 --> 00:08:22.858
  • DO UNTO ME AS I'VE DONE TOTHESE ANIMALS," WHICH IS
  • 00:08:22.858 --> 00:08:24.594
  • THESE ANIMALS," WHICH ISCUT IN HALF, WHICH IS NOT A
  • 00:08:24.594 --> 00:08:26.228
  • CUT IN HALF, WHICH IS NOT APRETTY PICTURE.
  • 00:08:26.228 --> 00:08:27.730
  • PRETTY PICTURE.BUT THE POINT IS THIS: WHEN YOU
  • 00:08:27.730 --> 00:08:28.764
  • BUT THE POINT IS THIS: WHEN YOUMAKE AN OATH, ESPECIALLY IN
  • 00:08:28.764 --> 00:08:30.333
  • MAKE AN OATH, ESPECIALLY INTHIS DAY, YOUR LIFE
  • 00:08:30.333 --> 00:08:31.801
  • LIKE, EVERYTHING DEPENDED
  • 00:08:33.903 --> 00:08:34.470
  • LIKE, EVERYTHING DEPENDEDON THE FACT THAT, MAN,
  • 00:08:34.470 --> 00:08:36.105
  • ON THE FACT THAT, MAN,THE MOMENT YOU WALKED
  • 00:08:36.105 --> 00:08:38.140
  • THE MOMENT YOU WALKEDTHROUGH-- AND THEY CALLED
  • 00:08:38.140 --> 00:08:38.808
  • THROUGH-- AND THEY CALLEDIT THE CUTTING THE COVENANT;
  • 00:08:38.808 --> 00:08:40.076
  • IT THE CUTTING THE COVENANT;IT'S THE ALLEYWAY.
  • 00:08:40.076 --> 00:08:41.210
  • IT'S THE ALLEYWAY.SO, HERE, WE HAVE THIS
  • 00:08:41.210 --> 00:08:42.945
  • SO, HERE, WE HAVE THISMOMENT WHERE ABRAM LOOKS UP,
  • 00:08:42.945 --> 00:08:43.980
  • MOMENT WHERE ABRAM LOOKS UP,BELIEVES IN GOD, GOD GIVES
  • 00:08:43.980 --> 00:08:47.516
  • BELIEVES IN GOD, GOD GIVESHIM RIGHTEOUSNESS.
  • 00:08:47.516 --> 00:08:48.117
  • HIM RIGHTEOUSNESS.AND THEN, GOD IS THE ONE THAT
  • 00:08:48.117 --> 00:08:50.653
  • AND THEN, GOD IS THE ONE THATWALKS IN BETWEEN THE TWO HALVES
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  • WALKS IN BETWEEN THE TWO HALVESOF THE ANIMAL, AND LOOKS AT
  • 00:08:52.755 --> 00:08:54.991
  • OF THE ANIMAL, AND LOOKS ATABRAM AND SAYS: I WILL FULFILL
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  • ABRAM AND SAYS: I WILL FULFILLTHIS COVENANT, AND IF I DON'T,
  • 00:08:55.625 --> 00:08:56.158
  • THIS COVENANT, AND IF I DON'T,DO UNTO ME AS I JUST DID
  • 00:08:56.158 --> 00:09:00.062
  • DO UNTO ME AS I JUST DIDTO THAT ANIMAL.
  • 00:09:00.062 --> 00:09:00.596
  • TO THAT ANIMAL.OBVIOUSLY, WE KNOW WHAT
  • 00:09:00.596 --> 00:09:01.364
  • OBVIOUSLY, WE KNOW WHATHAPPENED -- GOD FULFILLED ALL
  • 00:09:01.364 --> 00:09:02.999
  • HAPPENED -- GOD FULFILLED ALLOF HIS PROMISES AND FULFILLED
  • 00:09:02.999 --> 00:09:04.567
  • OF HIS PROMISES AND FULFILLEDEVERY OATH HE EVER MAKES.
  • 00:09:04.567 --> 00:09:05.768
  • EVERY OATH HE EVER MAKES.BUT THE POINT IS THAT MOSES
  • 00:09:05.768 --> 00:09:07.637
  • BUT THE POINT IS THAT MOSESDIDN'T MAKE THE COVENANT WITH
  • 00:09:07.637 --> 00:09:09.005
  • DIDN'T MAKE THE COVENANT WITHGOD; GOD MADE A COVENANT AND
  • 00:09:09.005 --> 00:09:10.573
  • GOD; GOD MADE A COVENANT ANDOATH TO MOSES.
  • 00:09:10.573 --> 00:09:11.874
  • OATH TO MOSES.WHAT'S THE POINT?
  • 00:09:11.874 --> 00:09:13.409
  • WHAT'S THE POINT?GENESIS 3 STARTED A CHAIN OF
  • 00:09:13.409 --> 00:09:14.810
  • GENESIS 3 STARTED A CHAIN OFEVENTS: THE KING IS COMING!
  • 00:09:14.810 --> 00:09:16.345
  • EVENTS: THE KING IS COMING!THE KING IS COMING!
  • 00:09:16.345 --> 00:09:17.580
  • THE KING IS COMING!FAST-FORWARD TO THIS MOMENT --
  • 00:09:17.580 --> 00:09:18.848
  • FAST-FORWARD TO THIS MOMENT --GOD'S LIKE: THE KING IS STILL
  • 00:09:18.848 --> 00:09:21.817
  • GOD'S LIKE: THE KING IS STILLCOMING, SO MUCH SO THAT I WILL
  • 00:09:21.817 --> 00:09:26.822
  • [LIGHT THUD]
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  • [LIGHT THUD][MUSIC]
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  • [MUSIC][RUMBLE OF TRAIN]
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  • [RUMBLE OF TRAIN][MUSIC]
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  • [MUSIC][RUNNING FOOTSTEPS]
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  • [RUNNING FOOTSTEPS][MUSIC CONTINUES]
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  • [MUSIC CONTINUES]["POPPING" NOISES OF SELECTIONS
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  • ["POPPING" NOISES OF SELECTIONSON TABLET]
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  • ON TABLET][MUSIC]
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  • - MALE ANNOUNCER: HAPPY
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  • - MALE ANNOUNCER: HAPPYHOLIDAYS FROM THE BETHEL
  • 00:09:59.288 --> 00:10:00.156
  • HOLIDAYS FROM THE BETHELFAMILY.
  • 00:10:00.156 --> 00:10:01.257
  • FAMILY.WE'RE SO BLESSED TO CONSIDER
  • 00:10:01.257 --> 00:10:02.391
  • WE'RE SO BLESSED TO CONSIDERYOU A MEMBER OF OUR EXTENDED
  • 00:10:02.391 --> 00:10:03.959
  • RIGHT NOW, IN THANKS FOR ANY
  • 00:10:05.294 --> 00:10:06.962
  • RIGHT NOW, IN THANKS FOR ANYGIFT OF SUPPORT, WE'LL SEND YOU
  • 00:10:06.962 --> 00:10:08.864
  • GIFT OF SUPPORT, WE'LL SEND YOUOUR EXCLUSIVE BETHEL STAMP
  • 00:10:08.864 --> 00:10:09.432
  • OUR EXCLUSIVE BETHEL STAMPTOTE AND GENUINE LEATHER
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  • TOTE AND GENUINE LEATHERBOOKMARK FEATURING
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  • BOOKMARK FEATURINGVINTAGE-INSPIRED ARTWORK OF THE
  • 00:10:12.101 --> 00:10:14.470
  • AND FOR YOUR GIFT OF $75 OR
  • 00:10:16.672 --> 00:10:17.339
  • AND FOR YOUR GIFT OF $75 ORMORE, WE'LL ALSO SEND YOU THREE
  • 00:10:17.339 --> 00:10:18.007
  • MORE, WE'LL ALSO SEND YOU THREECUSTOM SOFT-PRINTED JOURNALS,
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  • CUSTOM SOFT-PRINTED JOURNALS,TIMELESS GIFTS FOR ANY
  • 00:10:18.541 --> 00:10:20.076
  • TIMELESS GIFTS FOR ANYOCCASION.
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  • OCCASION.CALL: 800-339-1601.
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  • CALL: 800-339-1601.OR SHARE YOUR GIFT ONLINE AT:
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  • - ANDREW TALLE: THE LORD SPOKE
  • 00:10:28.951 --> 00:10:30.019
  • - ANDREW TALLE: THE LORD SPOKETO ME REALLY STRONGLY THAT: I
  • 00:10:30.019 --> 00:10:32.722
  • TO ME REALLY STRONGLY THAT: IWANT YOU TO DO A CODING SCHOOL.
  • 00:10:32.722 --> 00:10:33.956
  • WANT YOU TO DO A CODING SCHOOL.AND, I'LL TAKE CARE OF THE JOB,
  • 00:10:33.956 --> 00:10:36.158
  • AND, I'LL TAKE CARE OF THE JOB,IF YOU FOLLOW THROUGH.
  • 00:10:36.158 --> 00:10:37.460
  • IF YOU FOLLOW THROUGH.AFTER BETHEL TECH, I GOT THE
  • 00:10:37.460 --> 00:10:39.829
  • AFTER BETHEL TECH, I GOT THECALL TO COME OUT HERE TO THE
  • 00:10:39.829 --> 00:10:40.930
  • CALL TO COME OUT HERE TO THEBAY AREA AND START MY
  • 00:10:40.930 --> 00:10:42.465
  • BAY AREA AND START MYAPPRENTICESHIP WITH IBM.
  • 00:10:42.465 --> 00:10:43.999
  • APPRENTICESHIP WITH IBM.AND THE LORD WANTS TO DO WHAT
  • 00:10:43.999 --> 00:10:46.502
  • HE WANTS TO PUT
  • 00:10:47.636 --> 00:10:48.838
  • HE WANTS TO PUTHIS KIDS THAT
  • 00:10:48.838 --> 00:10:49.772
  • HIS KIDS THATCARRY HIS SPIRIT
  • 00:10:49.772 --> 00:10:50.806
  • CARRY HIS SPIRITINTO THE MOST
  • 00:10:50.806 --> 00:10:51.741
  • INTO THE MOSTINFLUENTIAL PLACES
  • 00:10:51.741 --> 00:10:57.179
  • - ERIC: NOW, WE JUMP OVER TO
  • 00:10:59.148 --> 00:11:00.182
  • - ERIC: NOW, WE JUMP OVER TOKING DAVID.
  • 00:11:00.182 --> 00:11:01.350
  • KING DAVID.HOW MANY LOVE DAVID?
  • 00:11:01.350 --> 00:11:02.685
  • HOW MANY LOVE DAVID?NOW, WE KNOW DAVID IS
  • 00:11:02.685 --> 00:11:04.186
  • NOW, WE KNOW DAVID ISA WARRIOR.
  • 00:11:04.186 --> 00:11:05.621
  • A WARRIOR.HE'S CONSIDERED A GREAT,
  • 00:11:05.621 --> 00:11:06.622
  • SOME SAY HE'S ONE OF THE TOP
  • 00:11:08.491 --> 00:11:09.325
  • SOME SAY HE'S ONE OF THE TOPWARRIORS OF THE DAY AND IF NOT
  • 00:11:09.325 --> 00:11:10.459
  • WARRIORS OF THE DAY AND IF NOTTO EVER WALK THE EARTH.
  • 00:11:10.459 --> 00:11:12.661
  • TO EVER WALK THE EARTH.BUT WE ALSO KNOW THAT DAVID WAS
  • 00:11:12.661 --> 00:11:14.330
  • BUT WE ALSO KNOW THAT DAVID WASALSO KNOWN AS A WHAT?
  • 00:11:14.330 --> 00:11:15.131
  • ALSO KNOWN AS A WHAT?A WORSHIPPER.
  • 00:11:15.131 --> 00:11:17.099
  • A WORSHIPPER.HE WAS A PASSIONATE WORSHIPPER.
  • 00:11:17.099 --> 00:11:18.234
  • HE WAS A PASSIONATE WORSHIPPER.AND WHAT AN INTERESTING MIX OF
  • 00:11:18.234 --> 00:11:20.236
  • AND WHAT AN INTERESTING MIX OFA HUMAN BEING.
  • 00:11:20.236 --> 00:11:21.804
  • A HUMAN BEING.THINK ABOUT THIS FOR A MOMENT:
  • 00:11:21.804 --> 00:11:23.973
  • THINK ABOUT THIS FOR A MOMENT:A MIGHTY RUTHLESS WARRIOR, BUT
  • 00:11:23.973 --> 00:11:26.208
  • A MIGHTY RUTHLESS WARRIOR, BUTYET, SO TENDER TO COME BEFORE
  • 00:11:26.208 --> 00:11:27.042
  • YET, SO TENDER TO COME BEFORETHE LORD AND JUST WORSHIP
  • 00:11:27.042 --> 00:11:29.178
  • THE LORD AND JUST WORSHIPTHE LORD.
  • 00:11:29.178 --> 00:11:31.747
  • THE LORD.TALK ABOUT A UNIQUE...MIXTURE.
  • 00:11:31.747 --> 00:11:33.749
  • TALK ABOUT A UNIQUE...MIXTURE.BUT BECAUSE DAVID WAS A
  • 00:11:33.749 --> 00:11:35.518
  • BUT BECAUSE DAVID WAS AWORSHIPPER, HE WAS PASSIONATE
  • 00:11:35.518 --> 00:11:37.153
  • WORSHIPPER, HE WAS PASSIONATEABOUT THE PRESENCE OF GOD.
  • 00:11:37.153 --> 00:11:38.621
  • ABOUT THE PRESENCE OF GOD.HE WAS, IN MANY WAYS-- IF YOU
  • 00:11:38.621 --> 00:11:39.722
  • HE WAS, IN MANY WAYS-- IF YOUREAD THE PSALMS, HE WAS
  • 00:11:39.722 --> 00:11:41.023
  • READ THE PSALMS, HE WASADDICTED TO THE PRESENCE
  • 00:11:41.023 --> 00:11:41.991
  • ADDICTED TO THE PRESENCEOF GOD.
  • 00:11:41.991 --> 00:11:43.592
  • OF GOD.IT WASN'T JUST A CASUAL: YEAH,
  • 00:11:43.592 --> 00:11:44.660
  • IT WASN'T JUST A CASUAL: YEAH,I GOT TIME FOR THIS.
  • 00:11:44.660 --> 00:11:45.928
  • I GOT TIME FOR THIS.HE WAS LIKE: MAN, I CAN'T WAIT
  • 00:11:45.928 --> 00:11:47.129
  • HE WAS LIKE: MAN, I CAN'T WAITTO GET AWAY FROM EVERYTHING AND
  • 00:11:47.129 --> 00:11:48.197
  • TO GET AWAY FROM EVERYTHING ANDCOME BEFORE THE PRESENCE.
  • 00:11:48.197 --> 00:11:49.732
  • COME BEFORE THE PRESENCE.THAT WAS THE PASSION OF DAVID.
  • 00:11:49.732 --> 00:11:51.400
  • THAT WAS THE PASSION OF DAVID.SO, DAVID IS ADDICTED, IN A
  • 00:11:51.400 --> 00:11:53.502
  • SO, DAVID IS ADDICTED, IN APOSITIVE SENSE, TO THE PRESENCE
  • 00:11:53.502 --> 00:11:55.237
  • POSITIVE SENSE, TO THE PRESENCEOF GOD, AND HE'S IN THERE.
  • 00:11:55.237 --> 00:11:56.305
  • OF GOD, AND HE'S IN THERE.SO, IF YOU CAN IMAGINE: DAVID'S
  • 00:11:56.305 --> 00:11:57.940
  • SO, IF YOU CAN IMAGINE: DAVID'SIN HIS CAPITAL CITY AND HE'S
  • 00:11:57.940 --> 00:11:58.741
  • IN HIS CAPITAL CITY AND HE'SSAYING: I WANNA BUILD
  • 00:11:58.741 --> 00:11:59.842
  • SAYING: I WANNA BUILDMYSELF A HOUSE.
  • 00:11:59.842 --> 00:12:01.210
  • MYSELF A HOUSE.WELL, HE BUILDS HIMSELF A
  • 00:12:01.210 --> 00:12:01.911
  • WELL, HE BUILDS HIMSELF ABEAUTIFUL HOME.
  • 00:12:01.911 --> 00:12:03.145
  • BEAUTIFUL HOME.IF YOU READ THE SCRIPTURE, HE
  • 00:12:03.145 --> 00:12:04.513
  • IF YOU READ THE SCRIPTURE, HEGOT THE BEST BUILDER, HE GOT
  • 00:12:04.513 --> 00:12:05.881
  • GOT THE BEST BUILDER, HE GOTTHE BEST MATERIAL, THE BEST
  • 00:12:05.881 --> 00:12:07.283
  • THE BEST MATERIAL, THE BESTARCHITECT, AND HE'S BUILT THIS
  • 00:12:07.283 --> 00:12:09.485
  • ARCHITECT, AND HE'S BUILT THISBEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL HOME THAT
  • 00:12:09.485 --> 00:12:10.219
  • BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL HOME THATHE LIVED IN, WHICH WAS
  • 00:12:10.219 --> 00:12:11.487
  • AND SOME DAYS GO BY, AND HE
  • 00:12:13.489 --> 00:12:14.356
  • AND SOME DAYS GO BY, AND HELOOKS OUT HIS WINDOW, AND HE
  • 00:12:14.356 --> 00:12:15.291
  • LOOKS OUT HIS WINDOW, AND HEREALIZED: SOMETHING'S MISSING.
  • 00:12:15.291 --> 00:12:17.960
  • REALIZED: SOMETHING'S MISSING.WHAT IS MISSING?
  • 00:12:17.960 --> 00:12:19.028
  • WHAT IS MISSING?WHAT'S MISSING IS THE ARK OF
  • 00:12:19.028 --> 00:12:21.030
  • WHAT'S MISSING IS THE ARK OFTHE COVENANT WAS NOT THERE.
  • 00:12:21.030 --> 00:12:22.264
  • THE COVENANT WAS NOT THERE.IT WAS AT SOME GUY'S HOUSE --
  • 00:12:22.264 --> 00:12:25.134
  • IT WAS AT SOME GUY'S HOUSE --OBED-EDOM'S HOUSE.
  • 00:12:25.134 --> 00:12:25.768
  • OBED-EDOM'S HOUSE.AND HE THOUGHT: I NEED THE ARK
  • 00:12:25.768 --> 00:12:26.836
  • AND HE THOUGHT: I NEED THE ARKOF THE COVENANT TO BE HERE.
  • 00:12:26.836 --> 00:12:28.571
  • OF THE COVENANT TO BE HERE.THIS IS WHERE GOD IS.
  • 00:12:28.571 --> 00:12:29.505
  • THIS IS WHERE GOD IS.GOD HAS CALLED ME TO BE
  • 00:12:29.505 --> 00:12:32.308
  • GOD HAS CALLED ME TO BEKING OF ISRAEL.
  • 00:12:32.308 --> 00:12:33.008
  • KING OF ISRAEL.WHAT'S FASCINATING, IF I CAN
  • 00:12:33.008 --> 00:12:33.943
  • WHAT'S FASCINATING, IF I CANBACKTRACK JUST FOR A SECOND:
  • 00:12:33.943 --> 00:12:35.911
  • BACKTRACK JUST FOR A SECOND:WHEN SON OF SAUL BECAME
  • 00:12:35.911 --> 00:12:37.780
  • WHEN SON OF SAUL BECAMEDEFEATED, ALL THE ELDERS AND
  • 00:12:37.780 --> 00:12:39.114
  • DEFEATED, ALL THE ELDERS ANDTHE TRIBES OF ISRAEL CAME TO
  • 00:12:39.114 --> 00:12:40.616
  • THE TRIBES OF ISRAEL CAME TODAVID AND SAID: YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:12:40.616 --> 00:12:41.884
  • DAVID AND SAID: YOU KNOW WHAT?GOD HAS CALLED YOU TO
  • 00:12:41.884 --> 00:12:42.685
  • GOD HAS CALLED YOU TOLEAD US ALL.
  • 00:12:42.685 --> 00:12:44.620
  • LEAD US ALL.SO, HERE HE IS.
  • 00:12:44.620 --> 00:12:46.488
  • SO, HERE HE IS.HE'S ESTABLISHING NOT
  • 00:12:46.488 --> 00:12:47.723
  • HE'S ESTABLISHING NOTJUST HIS REIGN, BUT HE'S
  • 00:12:47.723 --> 00:12:49.525
  • JUST HIS REIGN, BUT HE'SESTABLISHING THE REIGN OF GOD.
  • 00:12:49.525 --> 00:12:50.626
  • ESTABLISHING THE REIGN OF GOD.HOW MANY KNOW EVEN THOUGH DAVID
  • 00:12:50.626 --> 00:12:51.827
  • HOW MANY KNOW EVEN THOUGH DAVIDWAS KING, THERE WAS ANOTHER
  • 00:12:51.827 --> 00:12:55.264
  • WAS KING, THERE WAS ANOTHERKING THAT LED HIM?
  • 00:12:55.264 --> 00:12:56.498
  • KING THAT LED HIM?THAT'S THE BEAUTY OF THIS KIND
  • 00:12:56.498 --> 00:12:58.000
  • THAT'S THE BEAUTY OF THIS KINDOF-- IF YOU LACK-- FOR LACK OF
  • 00:12:58.000 --> 00:12:59.068
  • OF-- IF YOU LACK-- FOR LACK OFA BETTER DESCRIPTION,
  • 00:12:59.068 --> 00:13:00.436
  • A BETTER DESCRIPTION,POLITICAL SYSTEM.
  • 00:13:00.436 --> 00:13:01.337
  • POLITICAL SYSTEM.WHEN YOU HAVE SOMEONE...
  • 00:13:01.337 --> 00:13:02.071
  • WHEN YOU HAVE SOMEONE...[SMACKS TOP OF HAND]
  • 00:13:02.071 --> 00:13:02.972
  • [SMACKS TOP OF HAND]...THAT IS UNDER THE RULERSHIP
  • 00:13:02.972 --> 00:13:03.873
  • ...THAT IS UNDER THE RULERSHIPOF GOD, SOME BEAUTIFUL THINGS
  • 00:13:03.873 --> 00:13:05.541
  • OF GOD, SOME BEAUTIFUL THINGSCAN TAKE PLACE.
  • 00:13:05.541 --> 00:13:06.308
  • CAN TAKE PLACE.AND THAT'S WHAT'S HAPPENING.
  • 00:13:06.308 --> 00:13:07.810
  • AND THAT'S WHAT'S HAPPENING.DAVID WAS UNDER THE KINGSHIP
  • 00:13:07.810 --> 00:13:08.878
  • DAVID WAS UNDER THE KINGSHIPOF GOD.
  • 00:13:08.878 --> 00:13:09.745
  • OF GOD.SO, HE'S LIKE: THE ARK OF THE
  • 00:13:09.745 --> 00:13:10.546
  • SO, HE'S LIKE: THE ARK OF THECOVENANT -- THE PRESENCE OF
  • 00:13:10.546 --> 00:13:12.147
  • COVENANT -- THE PRESENCE OFGOD IS NOT HERE.
  • 00:13:12.147 --> 00:13:14.116
  • GOD IS NOT HERE.SO, EVENTUALLY, HE HAS A
  • 00:13:14.116 --> 00:13:16.619
  • SO, EVENTUALLY, HE HAS APROCESSIONAL CEREMONY.
  • 00:13:16.619 --> 00:13:17.786
  • PROCESSIONAL CEREMONY.HE SAYS: I WANT THE ARK OF THE
  • 00:13:17.786 --> 00:13:18.721
  • HE SAYS: I WANT THE ARK OF THECOVENANT TO COME HERE.
  • 00:13:18.721 --> 00:13:20.522
  • COVENANT TO COME HERE.AND THAT'S THE FAMOUS STORY OF
  • 00:13:20.522 --> 00:13:22.191
  • AND THAT'S THE FAMOUS STORY OFDAVID DANCING IN HIS UNDERWEAR.
  • 00:13:22.191 --> 00:13:23.959
  • DAVID DANCING IN HIS UNDERWEAR.WE LOVE THAT STORY.
  • 00:13:23.959 --> 00:13:25.294
  • WE LOVE THAT STORY.EVERY WORSHIP SCHOOL, EVERY
  • 00:13:25.294 --> 00:13:26.228
  • EVERY WORSHIP SCHOOL, EVERYWORSHIP CONFERENCE TALKS
  • 00:13:26.228 --> 00:13:27.029
  • WORSHIP CONFERENCE TALKSABOUT THIS.
  • 00:13:27.029 --> 00:13:28.264
  • ABOUT THIS.WE NEED TO DANCE MORE
  • 00:13:28.264 --> 00:13:29.832
  • WE NEED TO DANCE MOREUNDIGNIFIED THAN THIS -- AND,
  • 00:13:29.832 --> 00:13:32.368
  • UNDIGNIFIED THAN THIS -- AND,AS MARTIN SMITH TOLD US
  • 00:13:32.368 --> 00:13:33.569
  • AS MARTIN SMITH TOLD USIN DELIRIOUS.
  • 00:13:33.569 --> 00:13:34.870
  • IN DELIRIOUS.BUT DAVID HAD THIS PROCESSION
  • 00:13:34.870 --> 00:13:36.071
  • BUT DAVID HAD THIS PROCESSIONTO BRING THE ARK OF THE
  • 00:13:36.071 --> 00:13:37.439
  • TO BRING THE ARK OF THECOVENANT FROM OUTSIDE OF THE
  • 00:13:37.439 --> 00:13:39.408
  • COVENANT FROM OUTSIDE OF THECITY INTO THE CITY.
  • 00:13:39.408 --> 00:13:42.478
  • CITY INTO THE CITY.AND HE HAS A DANCE-- BASICALLY,
  • 00:13:42.478 --> 00:13:44.446
  • AND HE HAS A DANCE-- BASICALLY,A WORSHIP...WORSHIP SERVICE
  • 00:13:44.446 --> 00:13:45.547
  • A WORSHIP...WORSHIP SERVICETHAT WAS MANY MILES LONG.
  • 00:13:45.547 --> 00:13:47.483
  • THAT WAS MANY MILES LONG.AND DAVID IS DANCING IN HIS
  • 00:13:47.483 --> 00:13:48.050
  • AND DAVID IS DANCING IN HISUNDERWEAR IN FRONT OF THE
  • 00:13:48.050 --> 00:13:49.418
  • UNDERWEAR IN FRONT OF THEENTIRE NATION, SO MUCH SO THAT
  • 00:13:49.418 --> 00:13:51.253
  • ENTIRE NATION, SO MUCH SO THATHIS WIFE AT THE TIME, SAUL'S
  • 00:13:51.253 --> 00:13:53.422
  • HIS WIFE AT THE TIME, SAUL'SDAUGHTER MICHAL, IS UP IN THE
  • 00:13:53.422 --> 00:13:54.623
  • DAUGHTER MICHAL, IS UP IN THEPALACE, LOOKING OUT ON THE
  • 00:13:54.623 --> 00:13:56.425
  • PALACE, LOOKING OUT ON THESTREET, AND SEES DAVID,
  • 00:13:56.425 --> 00:13:57.893
  • STREET, AND SEES DAVID,UNDIGNIFIED -- IN HER
  • 00:13:57.893 --> 00:13:58.961
  • UNDIGNIFIED -- IN HERPERSPECTIVE -- EMBARRASSING,
  • 00:13:58.961 --> 00:14:01.497
  • PERSPECTIVE -- EMBARRASSING,AND AWKWARD.
  • 00:14:01.497 --> 00:14:02.331
  • AND AWKWARD.AND SO, DAVID COMES HOME FOR
  • 00:14:02.331 --> 00:14:06.669
  • AND SO, DAVID COMES HOME FORDINNER THAT NIGHT AN--
  • 00:14:06.669 --> 00:14:07.202
  • DINNER THAT NIGHT AN--AND MICHAL SAYS, "THAT WAS
  • 00:14:07.202 --> 00:14:07.770
  • AND MICHAL SAYS, "THAT WASQUITE A SHOW YOU PUT ON,
  • 00:14:07.770 --> 00:14:08.570
  • QUITE A SHOW YOU PUT ON,TODAY."
  • 00:14:08.570 --> 00:14:10.806
  • TODAY."VERY SARCASTIC AND MOCKING HIM.
  • 00:14:10.806 --> 00:14:11.707
  • VERY SARCASTIC AND MOCKING HIM.AND DAVID SAID, "OH, YEAH?
  • 00:14:11.707 --> 00:14:13.442
  • AND DAVID SAID, "OH, YEAH?I'M GONNA DO IT EVEN MORE THAN
  • 00:14:13.442 --> 00:14:15.544
  • I'M GONNA DO IT EVEN MORE THANWHAT I JUST DID."
  • 00:14:15.544 --> 00:14:16.512
  • WHAT I JUST DID."AND DAVID SAID-- DAVID IS KIND
  • 00:14:16.512 --> 00:14:19.048
  • AND DAVID SAID-- DAVID IS KINDOF TURNING THINGS UP A NOTCH.
  • 00:14:19.048 --> 00:14:19.648
  • OF TURNING THINGS UP A NOTCH.SO, AN ARK OF THE COVENANT
  • 00:14:19.648 --> 00:14:20.115
  • SO, AN ARK OF THE COVENANTCAME IN.
  • 00:14:20.115 --> 00:14:22.351
  • CAME IN.NOW, SOME TIME LATER, DAVID
  • 00:14:22.351 --> 00:14:23.118
  • NOW, SOME TIME LATER, DAVIDSAYS: "HOW COME I LIVE IN A
  • 00:14:23.118 --> 00:14:23.752
  • SAYS: "HOW COME I LIVE IN ABEAUTIFUL HOME, BUT GOD LIVES
  • 00:14:23.752 --> 00:14:28.257
  • BEAUTIFUL HOME, BUT GOD LIVESIN A TENT?
  • 00:14:28.257 --> 00:14:29.825
  • IN A TENT?HOW COME I BUILT THIS BEAUTIFUL
  • 00:14:29.825 --> 00:14:31.060
  • HOW COME I BUILT THIS BEAUTIFULHOME FOR ME, BUT GOD STILL
  • 00:14:31.060 --> 00:14:31.593
  • HOME FOR ME, BUT GOD STILLLIVES IN A TENT?"
  • 00:14:31.593 --> 00:14:32.561
  • LIVES IN A TENT?"THE ARK OF THE COVENANT
  • 00:14:32.561 --> 00:14:33.662
  • THE ARK OF THE COVENANTIN A TENT.
  • 00:14:33.662 --> 00:14:34.463
  • IN A TENT.AND SO, HE GOES TO THE PROPHET
  • 00:14:34.463 --> 00:14:35.464
  • AND SO, HE GOES TO THE PROPHETNATHAN AND HE SAYS, "HEY, I
  • 00:14:35.464 --> 00:14:37.733
  • NATHAN AND HE SAYS, "HEY, IWANNA BUILD GOD A HOUSE."
  • 00:14:37.733 --> 00:14:38.233
  • WANNA BUILD GOD A HOUSE."AND NATHAN'S LIKE:
  • 00:14:38.233 --> 00:14:39.902
  • AND NATHAN'S LIKE:"BRILLIANT IDEA.
  • 00:14:39.902 --> 00:14:40.436
  • "BRILLIANT IDEA.I WISH I WOULDA THOUGHT
  • 00:14:40.436 --> 00:14:41.437
  • I WISH I WOULDA THOUGHTOF THAT."
  • 00:14:41.437 --> 00:14:42.171
  • OF THAT."THAT PART'S NOT IN THE BIBLE.
  • 00:14:42.171 --> 00:14:43.105
  • THAT PART'S NOT IN THE BIBLE.THAT'S JUST WHAT I
  • 00:14:43.105 --> 00:14:44.106
  • THAT'S JUST WHAT IWOULD HAVE SAID.
  • 00:14:44.106 --> 00:14:45.140
  • WOULD HAVE SAID.[LAUGHTER]
  • 00:14:45.140 --> 00:14:45.774
  • [LAUGHTER]ARE YOU GUYS STILL ALIVE WITH
  • 00:14:45.774 --> 00:14:46.308
  • ARE YOU GUYS STILL ALIVE WITHME, THIS MORNING?
  • 00:14:46.308 --> 00:14:47.109
  • ME, THIS MORNING?I KNOW THERE'S A LOT OF
  • 00:14:47.109 --> 00:14:48.177
  • I KNOW THERE'S A LOT OFCONTENT, SO JUST WORK WITH ME,
  • 00:14:48.177 --> 00:14:49.445
  • CONTENT, SO JUST WORK WITH ME,HERE.
  • 00:14:49.445 --> 00:14:50.079
  • HERE.SO, DAVID SAID, "I WANNA BUILD
  • 00:14:50.079 --> 00:14:53.282
  • SO, DAVID SAID, "I WANNA BUILDGOD A HOUSE."
  • 00:14:53.282 --> 00:14:54.049
  • GOD A HOUSE."AND SO, PROPHET NATHAN SAID,
  • 00:14:54.049 --> 00:14:54.883
  • AND SO, PROPHET NATHAN SAID,"GOOD IDEA.
  • 00:14:54.883 --> 00:14:56.819
  • "GOOD IDEA.-- LET'S DO IT."
  • 00:14:56.819 --> 00:14:57.653
  • -- LET'S DO IT."BUT THE PROBLEM WITH THAT WAS
  • 00:14:57.653 --> 00:15:00.556
  • BUT THE PROBLEM WITH THAT WASIS DAVE WAS A MAN OF WAR, AND
  • 00:15:00.556 --> 00:15:01.223
  • IS DAVE WAS A MAN OF WAR, ANDGOD WAS NOT GOING TO SETTLE
  • 00:15:01.223 --> 00:15:01.957
  • GOD WAS NOT GOING TO SETTLEPERMANENTLY UNTIL THERE WAS
  • 00:15:01.957 --> 00:15:03.859
  • PERMANENTLY UNTIL THERE WASPEACE IN THE LAND.
  • 00:15:03.859 --> 00:15:05.527
  • PEACE IN THE LAND.AND SO, BECAUSE KING DAVID WAS
  • 00:15:05.527 --> 00:15:07.529
  • AND SO, BECAUSE KING DAVID WASA MAN OF WAR AND HIS MANDATE
  • 00:15:07.529 --> 00:15:09.064
  • A MAN OF WAR AND HIS MANDATEWAS WAR, IT WASN'T GOING TO BE
  • 00:15:09.064 --> 00:15:10.265
  • WAS WAR, IT WASN'T GOING TO BEHIS RESPONSIBILITY TO ACTUALLY
  • 00:15:10.265 --> 00:15:11.100
  • HIS RESPONSIBILITY TO ACTUALLYBUILD THE TEMPLE THAT GOD
  • 00:15:11.100 --> 00:15:14.203
  • BUILD THE TEMPLE THAT GODWOULD LIVE.
  • 00:15:14.203 --> 00:15:14.937
  • WOULD LIVE.AND SO, DAVID, IN ALL OF HIS
  • 00:15:14.937 --> 00:15:17.139
  • AND SO, DAVID, IN ALL OF HISBRILLIANCE, AS A
  • 00:15:17.139 --> 00:15:20.042
  • BRILLIANCE, AS AMULTIGENERATIONAL THINKER, AND
  • 00:15:20.042 --> 00:15:21.310
  • MULTIGENERATIONAL THINKER, ANDHE'S A TRUE KING IN EVERY SENSE,
  • 00:15:21.310 --> 00:15:22.845
  • HE'S A TRUE KING IN EVERY SENSE,HE GOES: OKAY,
  • 00:15:22.845 --> 00:15:24.146
  • HE GOES: OKAY,WHAT WE'RE GONNA DO -- I'M
  • 00:15:24.146 --> 00:15:25.180
  • WHAT WE'RE GONNA DO -- I'MGONNA SET UP ALL THE RESOURCES
  • 00:15:25.180 --> 00:15:27.316
  • GONNA SET UP ALL THE RESOURCESNECESSARY FOR MY SON TO BE
  • 00:15:27.316 --> 00:15:29.284
  • NECESSARY FOR MY SON TO BEABLE TO BUILD IT.
  • 00:15:29.284 --> 00:15:31.153
  • ABLE TO BUILD IT.SO, HE GOT ALL THE FINANCES,
  • 00:15:31.153 --> 00:15:32.388
  • SO, HE GOT ALL THE FINANCES,ALL THE PLAN-- HE JUST GOT
  • 00:15:32.388 --> 00:15:34.356
  • ALL THE PLAN-- HE JUST GOTEVERYTHING LINED UP SO WHEN HE
  • 00:15:34.356 --> 00:15:35.557
  • EVERYTHING LINED UP SO WHEN HEKNEW THAT HIS SON CAME TO THE
  • 00:15:35.557 --> 00:15:36.992
  • KNEW THAT HIS SON CAME TO THETHRONE, THAT EVERYTHING COULD
  • 00:15:36.992 --> 00:15:38.494
  • THRONE, THAT EVERYTHING COULDBE DONE FAIRLY QUICKLY,
  • 00:15:38.494 --> 00:15:40.262
  • BE DONE FAIRLY QUICKLY,SO TO SPEAK.
  • 00:15:40.262 --> 00:15:42.331
  • SO TO SPEAK.AND SO, DAVID SET ALL THAT UP.
  • 00:15:42.331 --> 00:15:44.400
  • AND SO, DAVID SET ALL THAT UP.AND SO, WHEN EVENTUALLY-- WHEN
  • 00:15:44.400 --> 00:15:46.602
  • AND SO, WHEN EVENTUALLY-- WHENTHE TEMPLE WAS BUILT IN
  • 00:15:46.602 --> 00:15:47.770
  • THE TEMPLE WAS BUILT INSOLOMON'S DAY, THE PRESENCE OF
  • 00:15:47.770 --> 00:15:50.039
  • SOLOMON'S DAY, THE PRESENCE OFGOD NOW RESIDED IN THE TEMPLE.
  • 00:15:50.039 --> 00:15:50.672
  • GOD NOW RESIDED IN THE TEMPLE.NOW, WHY AM I TELLING
  • 00:15:50.672 --> 00:15:51.440
  • NOW, WHY AM I TELLINGYOU ALL THIS?
  • 00:15:51.440 --> 00:15:52.875
  • YOU ALL THIS?'CAUSE IN GENESIS 3 IS THE
  • 00:15:52.875 --> 00:15:55.210
  • 'CAUSE IN GENESIS 3 IS THEBEGINNING OF THE ANNOUNCEMENT.
  • 00:15:55.210 --> 00:15:56.278
  • BEGINNING OF THE ANNOUNCEMENT.THE KING IS COMING.
  • 00:15:56.278 --> 00:15:59.248
  • THE KING IS COMING.THE KING IS COMING.
  • 00:15:59.248 --> 00:16:00.049
  • THE KING IS COMING.AND GOD IS MOVING CLOSER AND
  • 00:16:00.049 --> 00:16:03.485
  • AND GOD IS MOVING CLOSER ANDCLOSER AND CLOSER INTO THE
  • 00:16:03.485 --> 00:16:04.586
  • CLOSER AND CLOSER INTO THELIVES THROUGH HUMANITY.
  • 00:16:04.586 --> 00:16:05.187
  • LIVES THROUGH HUMANITY.NOW, HE'S NOT JUST SOMETHING
  • 00:16:05.187 --> 00:16:07.289
  • NOW, HE'S NOT JUST SOMETHINGUP IN SPACE, SO TO SPEAK.
  • 00:16:07.289 --> 00:16:08.557
  • UP IN SPACE, SO TO SPEAK.NOW, HE'S IN A PHYSICAL
  • 00:16:08.557 --> 00:16:09.925
  • NOW, HE'S IN A PHYSICALBUILDING.
  • 00:16:09.925 --> 00:16:11.627
  • BUILDING.AND THEN, AFTER THAT-- THEN,
  • 00:16:11.627 --> 00:16:13.862
  • AND THEN, AFTER THAT-- THEN,GOD AFTER THAT-- AND, LET' SEE,
  • 00:16:13.862 --> 00:16:15.097
  • GOD AFTER THAT-- AND, LET' SEE,HERE.
  • 00:16:15.097 --> 00:16:15.864
  • HERE.LET ME MAKE SURE I GET THIS
  • 00:16:15.864 --> 00:16:16.565
  • LET ME MAKE SURE I GET THISVERSE, RIGHT HERE.
  • 00:16:16.565 --> 00:16:17.232
  • VERSE, RIGHT HERE.YOU GUYS STILL WITH ME?
  • 00:16:17.232 --> 00:16:17.933
  • YOU GUYS STILL WITH ME?TURN WITH ME TO
  • 00:16:17.933 --> 00:16:20.235
  • TURN WITH ME TO2 SAMUEL, CHAPTER 7.
  • 00:16:20.235 --> 00:16:30.813
  • 2 SAMUEL, CHAPTER 7.2 SAMUEL, CHAPTER 7.
  • 00:16:30.813 --> 00:16:35.484
  • 2 SAMUEL, CHAPTER 7.WE'RE GONNA START IN VERSE 11.
  • 00:16:35.484 --> 00:16:37.119
  • WE'RE GONNA START IN VERSE 11.SO, WE KNOW THE BACK STORY?
  • 00:16:37.119 --> 00:16:38.654
  • SO, WE KNOW THE BACK STORY?DAVID SAID, "GOD, I WANNA BUILD
  • 00:16:38.654 --> 00:16:39.888
  • DAVID SAID, "GOD, I WANNA BUILDYOU A HOUSE."
  • 00:16:39.888 --> 00:16:40.756
  • YOU A HOUSE."BUT, NOW, GOD STARTS TALKING TO
  • 00:16:40.756 --> 00:16:41.657
  • BUT, NOW, GOD STARTS TALKING TODAVID, THROUGH THE
  • 00:16:41.657 --> 00:16:42.524
  • DAVID, THROUGH THEPROPHET NATHAN.
  • 00:16:42.524 --> 00:16:43.759
  • PROPHET NATHAN.VERSE 11: "...SINCE THE TIME
  • 00:16:43.759 --> 00:16:45.194
  • VERSE 11: "...SINCE THE TIMETHAT I COMMANDED JUDGES TO BE
  • 00:16:45.194 --> 00:16:46.328
  • THAT I COMMANDED JUDGES TO BEOVER MY PEOPLE ISRAEL, AND HAVE
  • 00:16:46.328 --> 00:16:48.630
  • OVER MY PEOPLE ISRAEL, AND HAVECAUSED YOU TO REST FROM
  • 00:16:48.630 --> 00:16:49.298
  • CAUSED YOU TO REST FROMALL YOUR ENEMIES.
  • 00:16:49.298 --> 00:16:50.699
  • ALL YOUR ENEMIES.ALSO THE LORD TELLS YOU THAT HE
  • 00:16:50.699 --> 00:16:53.368
  • ALSO THE LORD TELLS YOU THAT HEWILL MAKE YOU A HOUSE..."
  • 00:16:53.368 --> 00:16:55.337
  • WILL MAKE YOU A HOUSE..."LET'S STOP, RIGHT THERE.
  • 00:16:55.337 --> 00:16:56.939
  • LET'S STOP, RIGHT THERE.DAVID TELLS GOD, "I WANNA BUILD
  • 00:16:56.939 --> 00:16:57.739
  • DAVID TELLS GOD, "I WANNA BUILDYOU A HOUSE."
  • 00:16:57.739 --> 00:16:59.007
  • YOU A HOUSE."GOD GOES THROUGH THE PROPHET
  • 00:16:59.007 --> 00:16:59.842
  • GOD GOES THROUGH THE PROPHETNATHAN, SAYS, "GO TELL, NATHAN
  • 00:16:59.842 --> 00:17:01.210
  • NATHAN, SAYS, "GO TELL, NATHAN-- I'M GONNA BUILD HIS HOUSE."
  • 00:17:01.210 --> 00:17:02.978
  • -- I'M GONNA BUILD HIS HOUSE."THINK ABOUT: GOD IS TELLING
  • 00:17:02.978 --> 00:17:04.613
  • THINK ABOUT: GOD IS TELLINGDAVID, "I'M GONNA BUILD
  • 00:17:04.613 --> 00:17:05.180
  • DAVID, "I'M GONNA BUILDYOUR HOUSE."
  • 00:17:05.180 --> 00:17:06.448
  • YOUR HOUSE."WHEN GOD WANTS TO BUILD YOUR
  • 00:17:06.448 --> 00:17:07.316
  • WHEN GOD WANTS TO BUILD YOURHOUSE, YOU SAY YES AND AMEN...
  • 00:17:07.316 --> 00:17:08.250
  • HOUSE, YOU SAY YES AND AMEN...FOREVER.
  • 00:17:08.250 --> 00:17:09.284
  • FOREVER.THAT'S PRETTY MUCH HOW YOU WORK
  • 00:17:09.284 --> 00:17:09.785
  • THAT'S PRETTY MUCH HOW YOU WORKWITH THAT ONE.
  • 00:17:09.785 --> 00:17:12.187
  • WITH THAT ONE.KEEP READING.
  • 00:17:12.187 --> 00:17:13.522
  • KEEP READING."WHEN YOUR DAYS ARE FULFILLED
  • 00:17:13.522 --> 00:17:15.824
  • "WHEN YOUR DAYS ARE FULFILLEDAND YOU REST WITH YOUR FATHERS,
  • 00:17:15.824 --> 00:17:17.392
  • AND YOU REST WITH YOUR FATHERS,I WILL SET UP YOUR SEED AFTER
  • 00:17:17.392 --> 00:17:19.628
  • I WILL SET UP YOUR SEED AFTERYOU, WHO WILL COME FROM YOUR
  • 00:17:19.628 --> 00:17:20.195
  • YOU, WHO WILL COME FROM YOURBODY, AND I WILL ESTABLISH
  • 00:17:20.195 --> 00:17:21.063
  • BODY, AND I WILL ESTABLISHHIS KINGDOM.
  • 00:17:21.063 --> 00:17:22.764
  • HIS KINGDOM.HE SHALL BUILD A HOUSE FOR MY
  • 00:17:22.764 --> 00:17:24.299
  • HE SHALL BUILD A HOUSE FOR MYNAME, AND I WILL ESTABLISH THE
  • 00:17:24.299 --> 00:17:25.767
  • NAME, AND I WILL ESTABLISH THETHRONE OF HIS KINGDOM
  • 00:17:25.767 --> 00:17:27.236
  • THRONE OF HIS KINGDOMFOREVER..."
  • 00:17:27.236 --> 00:17:30.005
  • FOREVER..."THIS IS REALLY-- THIS IS A
  • 00:17:30.005 --> 00:17:30.772
  • THIS IS REALLY-- THIS IS AREALLY BEAUTIFUL MOMENT, HERE.
  • 00:17:30.772 --> 00:17:32.441
  • REALLY BEAUTIFUL MOMENT, HERE.I WANT YOU TO-- I WANT YOU
  • 00:17:32.441 --> 00:17:32.908
  • I WANT YOU TO-- I WANT YOUTO CAPTURE THIS.
  • 00:17:32.908 --> 00:17:33.509
  • TO CAPTURE THIS.SO, GOD COMES DOWN, HE TELLS
  • 00:17:33.509 --> 00:17:34.510
  • SO, GOD COMES DOWN, HE TELLSDAVID: "HEY, I'M GONNA BUILD
  • 00:17:34.510 --> 00:17:34.977
  • DAVID: "HEY, I'M GONNA BUILDYOUR HOUSE.
  • 00:17:34.977 --> 00:17:35.777
  • YOUR HOUSE.THANK YOU FOR WANTING TO BUILD
  • 00:17:35.777 --> 00:17:36.311
  • THANK YOU FOR WANTING TO BUILDME A HOUSE AND I'M LOOKING
  • 00:17:36.311 --> 00:17:37.179
  • ME A HOUSE AND I'M LOOKINGFORWARD TO THAT.
  • 00:17:37.179 --> 00:17:38.213
  • FORWARD TO THAT.BUT, I'M GONNA BUILD YOUR
  • 00:17:38.213 --> 00:17:39.481
  • BUT, I'M GONNA BUILD YOURHOUSE, SO MUCH SO THAT YOUR
  • 00:17:39.481 --> 00:17:41.450
  • HOUSE, SO MUCH SO THAT YOURTHRONE WILL LAST FOREVER."
  • 00:17:41.450 --> 00:17:44.019
  • THRONE WILL LAST FOREVER."NOW, IN A NATURAL SENSE, THAT'S
  • 00:17:44.019 --> 00:17:45.521
  • NOW, IN A NATURAL SENSE, THAT'SLIKE-- THAT'S AWESOME!
  • 00:17:45.521 --> 00:17:47.523
  • LIKE-- THAT'S AWESOME!FOR THE REST OF TIME, SOMEONE
  • 00:17:47.523 --> 00:17:49.625
  • FOR THE REST OF TIME, SOMEONEFROM MY FAMILY LINE IS GONNA
  • 00:17:49.625 --> 00:17:51.326
  • FROM MY FAMILY LINE IS GONNASIT ON THE THRONE FOREVER.
  • 00:17:51.326 --> 00:17:52.060
  • SIT ON THE THRONE FOREVER.HOW MANY KNOW THAT'S NOT WHAT
  • 00:17:52.060 --> 00:17:53.829
  • HOW MANY KNOW THAT'S NOT WHATGOD WAS TALKING ABOUT?
  • 00:17:53.829 --> 00:17:55.764
  • GOD WAS TALKING ABOUT?NOW, IT'S EASY FOR US TO GO:
  • 00:17:55.764 --> 00:17:56.965
  • NOW, IT'S EASY FOR US TO GO:WHY DIDN'T THEY--
  • 00:17:56.965 --> 00:17:58.600
  • WHY DIDN'T THEY--NO! IF YOU'RE IN THAT MOMENT,
  • 00:17:58.600 --> 00:18:00.302
  • NO! IF YOU'RE IN THAT MOMENT,YOU DON'T KNOW THE CONTEXT
  • 00:18:00.302 --> 00:18:01.603
  • YOU DON'T KNOW THE CONTEXTMOVING FORWARD.
  • 00:18:01.603 --> 00:18:02.371
  • MOVING FORWARD.YOU AND I ARE LIKE: OH, YEAH.
  • 00:18:02.371 --> 00:18:02.871
  • YOU AND I ARE LIKE: OH, YEAH.WE GOT GENESIS THROUGH
  • 00:18:02.871 --> 00:18:03.605
  • WE GOT GENESIS THROUGHREVELATION.
  • 00:18:03.605 --> 00:18:04.473
  • REVELATION.WE CAN KINDA SEE THE STORY.
  • 00:18:04.473 --> 00:18:05.574
  • WE CAN KINDA SEE THE STORY.OH, THAT'S WHY THAT HAPPENED!
  • 00:18:05.574 --> 00:18:07.109
  • OH, THAT'S WHY THAT HAPPENED!BECAUSE THIS WAS SAID BACK HERE
  • 00:18:07.109 --> 00:18:08.410
  • BECAUSE THIS WAS SAID BACK HEREIN-- IN THE BOOK OF EXODUS,
  • 00:18:08.410 --> 00:18:09.611
  • IN-- IN THE BOOK OF EXODUS,OR IN THE BOOK OF 2 SAMUEL.
  • 00:18:09.611 --> 00:18:11.847
  • OR IN THE BOOK OF 2 SAMUEL.BUT IN THAT MOMENT, IMAGINE
  • 00:18:11.847 --> 00:18:14.816
  • BUT IN THAT MOMENT, IMAGINETHAT DAVID, IN A NATURAL SENSE,
  • 00:18:14.816 --> 00:18:15.817
  • THAT DAVID, IN A NATURAL SENSE,PROBABLY THOUGHT:
  • 00:18:15.817 --> 00:18:17.319
  • PROBABLY THOUGHT:THIS IS COOL...
  • 00:18:17.319 --> 00:18:18.854
  • THIS IS COOL...MY SON, FROM HERE ON OUT, WILL
  • 00:18:18.854 --> 00:18:21.023
  • MY SON, FROM HERE ON OUT, WILLRULE THE THRONE.
  • 00:18:21.023 --> 00:18:21.690
  • RULE THE THRONE.SO, DAVID RUNS WITH THAT.
  • 00:18:21.690 --> 00:18:23.025
  • SO, DAVID RUNS WITH THAT.GOD SAID, "NOW, I'M GONNA
  • 00:18:23.025 --> 00:18:24.026
  • GOD SAID, "NOW, I'M GONNAESTABLISH YOUR THRONE FOREVER
  • 00:18:24.026 --> 00:18:24.660
  • ESTABLISH YOUR THRONE FOREVERAND IT WILL GO... LITERALLY,
  • 00:18:24.660 --> 00:18:25.794
  • AND IT WILL GO... LITERALLY,FOREVER."
  • 00:18:25.794 --> 00:18:26.595
  • FOREVER."SO, 400 YEARS GOES BY.
  • 00:18:26.595 --> 00:18:29.198
  • SO, 400 YEARS GOES BY.DAVID'S SONS ARE SITTING
  • 00:18:29.198 --> 00:18:29.998
  • DAVID'S SONS ARE SITTINGON THE THRONE.
  • 00:18:29.998 --> 00:18:32.334
  • ON THE THRONE.AND SOMEWHERE AROUND THE
  • 00:18:32.334 --> 00:18:33.635
  • AND SOMEWHERE AROUND THE400-YEAR MARK, THE GUY THAT
  • 00:18:33.635 --> 00:18:34.937
  • 400-YEAR MARK, THE GUY THATENDS UP ON THE THRONE IS NOT AN
  • 00:18:34.937 --> 00:18:39.341
  • ENDS UP ON THE THRONE IS NOT ANOFFSPRING OF DAVID.
  • 00:18:39.341 --> 00:18:40.776
  • OFFSPRING OF DAVID.AND THEN ENTERED INTO A LONG
  • 00:18:40.776 --> 00:18:41.410
  • AND THEN ENTERED INTO A LONGPERIOD OF TIME-- I FORGET HOW
  • 00:18:41.410 --> 00:18:42.744
  • PERIOD OF TIME-- I FORGET HOWMANY YEARS.
  • 00:18:42.744 --> 00:18:44.179
  • MANY YEARS.I SHOULD HAVE CHECKED WITH DAN.
  • 00:18:44.179 --> 00:18:46.882
  • I SHOULD HAVE CHECKED WITH DAN.BUT A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF
  • 00:18:46.882 --> 00:18:48.116
  • BUT A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OFTIME WENT BY THAT, LITERALLY,
  • 00:18:48.116 --> 00:18:49.551
  • TIME WENT BY THAT, LITERALLY,GOD WENT SILENT.
  • 00:18:49.551 --> 00:18:50.052
  • GOD WENT SILENT.THEY SAID THE PROPHETS
  • 00:18:50.052 --> 00:18:51.954
  • THEY SAID THE PROPHETSSTOPPED PROPHESYING.
  • 00:18:51.954 --> 00:18:52.854
  • STOPPED PROPHESYING.THEY STOPPED PROPHESYING, LIKE:
  • 00:18:52.854 --> 00:18:54.089
  • THEY STOPPED PROPHESYING, LIKE:UM...IS THIS PLAN STILL
  • 00:18:54.089 --> 00:18:55.490
  • UM...IS THIS PLAN STILLIN MOTION?
  • 00:18:55.490 --> 00:18:57.826
  • IN MOTION?SO, HUMANITY BEGAN TO
  • 00:18:57.826 --> 00:18:58.327
  • SO, HUMANITY BEGAN TOASK QUESTIONS.
  • 00:18:58.327 --> 00:19:00.796
  • ASK QUESTIONS.AND PSALMS 89, VERSE 49, I
  • 00:19:00.796 --> 00:19:02.264
  • YEAH, PSALM 89, VERSE 49:
  • 00:19:05.133 --> 00:19:07.035
  • YEAH, PSALM 89, VERSE 49:"LORD, WHERE IS YOUR STEADFAST
  • 00:19:07.035 --> 00:19:08.303
  • "LORD, WHERE IS YOUR STEADFASTLOVE OF OLD, WHICH BY YOUR
  • 00:19:08.303 --> 00:19:09.638
  • LOVE OF OLD, WHICH BY YOURFAITHFULNESS YOU SWORE
  • 00:19:09.638 --> 00:19:11.273
  • FAITHFULNESS YOU SWORETO DAVID?"
  • 00:19:11.273 --> 00:19:12.307
  • TO DAVID?"HUMANITY WAS LIKE: GOD, I
  • 00:19:12.307 --> 00:19:15.010
  • HUMANITY WAS LIKE: GOD, ITHOUGHT A MESSIAH WAS COMING?
  • 00:19:15.010 --> 00:19:16.445
  • THOUGHT A MESSIAH WAS COMING?AND THE PROPHETS WENT SILENT.
  • 00:19:16.445 --> 00:19:18.213
  • AND THE PROPHETS WENT SILENT.NO ONE KNEW IF THEY HAD TO HANG
  • 00:19:18.213 --> 00:19:19.982
  • NO ONE KNEW IF THEY HAD TO HANGONTO WHAT THEY'VE HEARD OR
  • 00:19:19.982 --> 00:19:21.483
  • ONTO WHAT THEY'VE HEARD ORSOMEONE TOLD THAT WAS PASSED
  • 00:19:21.483 --> 00:19:23.885
  • ARE YOU GUYS CAPTURING THE IDEA
  • 00:19:26.054 --> 00:19:28.323
  • ARE YOU GUYS CAPTURING THE IDEATHAT THIS IS A TREACHEROUS
  • 00:19:28.323 --> 00:19:29.958
  • THAT THIS IS A TREACHEROUSMOMENT IN THE SPAN OF HUMANITY,
  • 00:19:29.958 --> 00:19:31.093
  • MOMENT IN THE SPAN OF HUMANITY,RIGHT HERE.
  • 00:19:31.093 --> 00:19:32.060
  • RIGHT HERE.IT'S LIKE GOING: GOD, ARE YOU
  • 00:19:32.060 --> 00:19:32.928
  • IT'S LIKE GOING: GOD, ARE YOUSTILL OUT THERE?
  • 00:19:32.928 --> 00:19:33.895
  • STILL OUT THERE?HOW MANY HAVE EVER BEEN A
  • 00:19:33.895 --> 00:19:34.830
  • HOW MANY HAVE EVER BEEN AMOMENT IN YOUR LIFE WHERE GOD
  • 00:19:34.830 --> 00:19:35.897
  • MOMENT IN YOUR LIFE WHERE GODPROMISED SOMETHING BUT YOU
  • 00:19:35.897 --> 00:19:37.032
  • PROMISED SOMETHING BUT YOUDON'T KNOW IF IT'S STILL
  • 00:19:37.032 --> 00:19:37.733
  • DON'T KNOW IF IT'S STILLGONNA HAPPEN?
  • 00:19:37.733 --> 00:19:40.168
  • GONNA HAPPEN?IMAGINE ALL OF HUMANITY IS
  • 00:19:40.168 --> 00:19:41.103
  • IMAGINE ALL OF HUMANITY ISASKING THAT QUESTION.
  • 00:19:41.103 --> 00:19:43.171
  • ASKING THAT QUESTION.TALK ABOUT WHAT CULTURE LOOKED
  • 00:19:43.171 --> 00:19:45.774
  • TALK ABOUT WHAT CULTURE LOOKEDLIKE IN THAT MOMENT.
  • 00:19:45.774 --> 00:19:46.775
  • LIKE IN THAT MOMENT.TALK ABOUT WHY DID
  • 00:19:46.775 --> 00:19:47.476
  • TALK ABOUT WHY DIDPEOPLE GET UP THAT DAY.
  • 00:19:47.476 --> 00:19:48.910
  • PEOPLE GET UP THAT DAY.TALK ABOUT THE HOPELESSNESS,
  • 00:19:48.910 --> 00:19:50.679
  • TALK ABOUT THE HOPELESSNESS,THE DISCOURAGEMENT THAT--
  • 00:19:50.679 --> 00:19:52.414
  • THE DISCOURAGEMENT THAT--AND, IT'S LIKE: WHAT'S THE
  • 00:19:52.414 --> 00:19:53.615
  • AND, IT'S LIKE: WHAT'S THEPURPOSE OF LIVING IF WE CAN'T
  • 00:19:53.615 --> 00:19:55.951
  • PURPOSE OF LIVING IF WE CAN'TGET RID OF THIS IN OUR LIFE?
  • 00:19:55.951 --> 00:19:58.487
  • GET RID OF THIS IN OUR LIFE?SO, SILENCE GOES ON.
  • 00:19:58.487 --> 00:20:00.255
  • SO, SILENCE GOES ON.NOW, WE'RE GONNA GO
  • 00:20:00.255 --> 00:20:01.890
  • NOW, WE'RE GONNA GOFAST-FORWARD ALL THE WAY TO
  • 00:20:01.890 --> 00:20:04.459
  • FAST-FORWARD ALL THE WAY TOLUKE 1:32.
  • 00:20:04.459 --> 00:20:05.093
  • LUKE 1:32."HE WILL BE GREAT AND WILL BE
  • 00:20:05.093 --> 00:20:06.295
  • "HE WILL BE GREAT AND WILL BECALLED THE SON OF THE
  • 00:20:06.295 --> 00:20:07.029
  • CALLED THE SON OF THEMOST HIGH.
  • 00:20:07.029 --> 00:20:07.696
  • MOST HIGH.AND THE LORD GOD WILL GIVE TO
  • 00:20:07.696 --> 00:20:09.231
  • AND THE LORD GOD WILL GIVE TOHIM THE THRONE OF HIS FATHER
  • 00:20:09.231 --> 00:20:11.667
  • HIM THE THRONE OF HIS FATHERDAVID, AND HE WILL REIGN OVER
  • 00:20:11.667 --> 00:20:12.801
  • DAVID, AND HE WILL REIGN OVERTHE HOUSE OF JACOB FOREVER, AND
  • 00:20:12.801 --> 00:20:13.935
  • THE HOUSE OF JACOB FOREVER, ANDOF HIS KINGDOM THERE WILL
  • 00:20:13.935 --> 00:20:16.705
  • OF HIS KINGDOM THERE WILLBE NO END."
  • 00:20:16.705 --> 00:20:18.073
  • BE NO END."AND SO, KING JESUS WAS BROUGHT
  • 00:20:18.073 --> 00:20:19.274
  • AND SO, KING JESUS WAS BROUGHTINTO THIS WORLD IN THE
  • 00:20:19.274 --> 00:20:22.144
  • INTO THIS WORLD IN THENEXT CHAPTER.
  • 00:20:22.144 --> 00:20:23.412
  • NEXT CHAPTER.WHAT'S KINDA COOL ABOUT THIS IS
  • 00:20:23.412 --> 00:20:24.880
  • WHAT'S KINDA COOL ABOUT THIS ISTHAT IT WAS PROMISED IN ISAIAH.
  • 00:20:24.880 --> 00:20:26.214
  • THAT IT WAS PROMISED IN ISAIAH.ISAIAH SAID THE MESSIAH WILL
  • 00:20:26.214 --> 00:20:28.650
  • ISAIAH SAID THE MESSIAH WILLHEAL BLIND EYES.
  • 00:20:28.650 --> 00:20:29.551
  • HEAL BLIND EYES.SO, WHEN JESUS HEALED A BLIND
  • 00:20:29.551 --> 00:20:31.153
  • SO, WHEN JESUS HEALED A BLINDAND MUTE MAN, THE CROWDS GO:
  • 00:20:31.153 --> 00:20:33.588
  • AND MUTE MAN, THE CROWDS GO:IS THIS THE ONE?
  • 00:20:33.588 --> 00:20:34.189
  • IS THIS THE ONE?IS THIS THE SON OF DAVID?
  • 00:20:34.189 --> 00:20:34.856
  • IS THIS THE SON OF DAVID?WHY?
  • 00:20:34.856 --> 00:20:36.525
  • WHY?'CAUSE THEY WERE WAITING FOR A
  • 00:20:36.525 --> 00:20:38.860
  • 'CAUSE THEY WERE WAITING FOR ACENTURY FOR THIS MOMENT.
  • 00:20:38.860 --> 00:20:41.296
  • CENTURY FOR THIS MOMENT.THIS IS WHY A LOT OF THE JEWISH
  • 00:20:41.296 --> 00:20:42.064
  • THIS IS WHY A LOT OF THE JEWISHPEOPLE, THEY-- WHEN YOU HEAL
  • 00:20:42.064 --> 00:20:45.634
  • PEOPLE, THEY-- WHEN YOU HEALBLIND EYES, IT'S LEGIT.
  • 00:20:45.634 --> 00:20:46.134
  • BLIND EYES, IT'S LEGIT.BECAUSE IT WAS PROMISED
  • 00:20:46.134 --> 00:20:46.668
  • BECAUSE IT WAS PROMISEDBY ISAIAH.
  • 00:20:46.668 --> 00:20:48.637
  • BY ISAIAH.WHEN THE GUY COMES AROUND AND
  • 00:20:48.637 --> 00:20:49.571
  • WHEN THE GUY COMES AROUND ANDHEALS BLIND EYES, THERE'S
  • 00:20:49.571 --> 00:20:51.139
  • HEALS BLIND EYES, THERE'STHE MESSIAH.
  • 00:20:51.139 --> 00:20:52.007
  • THE MESSIAH.AND THE CROWD-- AND THE
  • 00:20:52.007 --> 00:20:52.974
  • AND THE CROWD-- AND THEPHARISEES ARE LIKE: NO, THIS
  • 00:20:52.974 --> 00:20:53.375
  • PHARISEES ARE LIKE: NO, THISISN'T HIM.
  • 00:20:53.375 --> 00:20:55.110
  • ISN'T HIM.THIS ISN'T HIM.
  • 00:20:55.110 --> 00:20:56.278
  • THIS ISN'T HIM.BUT THE CROWD KNEW, LIKE: THIS
  • 00:20:56.278 --> 00:20:57.145
  • BUT THE CROWD KNEW, LIKE: THISIS KING JESUS.
  • 00:20:57.145 --> 00:20:58.213
  • IS KING JESUS.WHAT I WANNA JUST HIGHLIGHT
  • 00:20:58.213 --> 00:20:59.081
  • WHAT I WANNA JUST HIGHLIGHTTHIS MORNING IS TWO
  • 00:20:59.081 --> 00:20:59.781
  • THIS MORNING IS TWOMAIN THINGS.
  • 00:20:59.781 --> 00:21:01.316
  • MAIN THINGS.ONE IS CHRISTMAS.
  • 00:21:01.316 --> 00:21:02.351
  • ONE IS CHRISTMAS.GREAT TIME OF YEAR.
  • 00:21:02.351 --> 00:21:03.018
  • GREAT TIME OF YEAR.I LOVE IT.
  • 00:21:03.018 --> 00:21:04.019
  • I LOVE IT.I'M A HUGE FAN OF IT.
  • 00:21:04.019 --> 00:21:05.287
  • I'M A HUGE FAN OF IT.BUT LET'S REMEMBER WHY WE
  • 00:21:05.287 --> 00:21:07.055
  • BUT LET'S REMEMBER WHY WECELEBRATE CHRISTMAS.
  • 00:21:07.055 --> 00:21:07.656
  • CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS.BECAUSE ALL OF HUMANITY WAS
  • 00:21:07.656 --> 00:21:10.125
  • BECAUSE ALL OF HUMANITY WASWAITING FOR CENTURY AFTER
  • 00:21:10.125 --> 00:21:12.027
  • WAITING FOR CENTURY AFTERCENTURY AFTER CENTURY FOR WHAT
  • 00:21:12.027 --> 00:21:13.729
  • CENTURY AFTER CENTURY FOR WHATYOU AND I GET TO JUST STEP
  • 00:21:13.729 --> 00:21:15.564
  • YOU AND I GET TO JUST STEPIN SO FREELY.
  • 00:21:15.564 --> 00:21:18.533
  • IN SO FREELY.BECAUSE OF A PROMISE.
  • 00:21:18.533 --> 00:21:20.135
  • BECAUSE OF A PROMISE.BECAUSE OF A WORD OF: I AM SO
  • 00:21:20.135 --> 00:21:21.636
  • BECAUSE OF A WORD OF: I AM SOGONNA CRUSH THE HEAD OF SATAN
  • 00:21:21.636 --> 00:21:22.637
  • GONNA CRUSH THE HEAD OF SATANAND THIS IS HOW I'M
  • 00:21:22.637 --> 00:21:23.338
  • AND THIS IS HOW I'MGONNA DO IT.
  • 00:21:23.338 --> 00:21:24.373
  • GONNA DO IT.AND ALL OF HUMANITY WAITED AND
  • 00:21:24.373 --> 00:21:26.375
  • AND ALL OF HUMANITY WAITED ANDGOD INTERJECTS AND BEGINS TO
  • 00:21:26.375 --> 00:21:27.909
  • GOD INTERJECTS AND BEGINS TOBUILD HIS PLAN THAT ABSOLUTELY
  • 00:21:27.909 --> 00:21:29.945
  • BUILD HIS PLAN THAT ABSOLUTELYUTTERLY DESTROYS THE HEAD OF
  • 00:21:29.945 --> 00:21:31.012
  • UTTERLY DESTROYS THE HEAD OFTHE ENEMY, SO MUCH SO THAT
  • 00:21:31.012 --> 00:21:34.716
  • THE ENEMY, SO MUCH SO THATYOUR HEELS HURT.
  • 00:21:34.716 --> 00:21:36.318
  • YOUR HEELS HURT.WHAT'S FASCINATING-- IF YOU
  • 00:21:36.318 --> 00:21:36.985
  • WHAT'S FASCINATING-- IF YOUGIVE ME A FEW MORE MOMENTS HERE
  • 00:21:36.985 --> 00:21:38.620
  • GIVE ME A FEW MORE MOMENTS HEREAND I'LL WRAP IT UP.
  • 00:21:38.620 --> 00:21:39.321
  • AND I'LL WRAP IT UP.ONE OF THE CHALLENGES WE HAVE
  • 00:21:39.321 --> 00:21:40.322
  • ONE OF THE CHALLENGES WE HAVEAS BELIEVERS IS WE
  • 00:21:40.322 --> 00:21:41.390
  • AS BELIEVERS IS WEFOLLOW JESUS.
  • 00:21:41.390 --> 00:21:42.391
  • FOLLOW JESUS.HOW MANY HAVE NOTICED THAT WHEN
  • 00:21:42.391 --> 00:21:43.792
  • HOW MANY HAVE NOTICED THAT WHENYOU SAID YES TO JESUS, YOU GOT
  • 00:21:43.792 --> 00:21:45.293
  • YOU SAID YES TO JESUS, YOU GOTINTRODUCED TO SOME THINGS THAT
  • 00:21:45.293 --> 00:21:45.894
  • INTRODUCED TO SOME THINGS THATYOU DIDN'T THINK YOU'D EVER
  • 00:21:45.894 --> 00:21:46.728
  • YOU DIDN'T THINK YOU'D EVERSEEN IN YOUR LIFE?
  • 00:21:46.728 --> 00:21:48.830
  • SEEN IN YOUR LIFE?SO, THREE OF YOU.
  • 00:21:48.830 --> 00:21:49.998
  • SO, THREE OF YOU.OKAY. THAT'S GOOD.
  • 00:21:49.998 --> 00:21:50.966
  • OKAY. THAT'S GOOD.THAT'S ENOUGH.
  • 00:21:50.966 --> 00:21:51.700
  • THAT'S ENOUGH.[LAUGHTER]
  • 00:21:51.700 --> 00:21:52.801
  • [LAUGHTER]IF YOU'RE SAYING YES TO JESUS
  • 00:21:52.801 --> 00:21:53.902
  • IF YOU'RE SAYING YES TO JESUSAND YOUR LIFE IS GETTING
  • 00:21:53.902 --> 00:21:55.170
  • AND YOUR LIFE IS GETTINGSMALLER, AND YOUR VISION'S
  • 00:21:55.170 --> 00:21:56.605
  • SMALLER, AND YOUR VISION'SGETTING SMALLER, I DON'T KNOW
  • 00:21:56.605 --> 00:22:02.244
  • GETTING SMALLER, I DON'T KNOWIF YOU'RE FOLLOWING JESUS.
  • 00:22:02.244 --> 00:22:02.811
  • IF YOU'RE FOLLOWING JESUS.'CAUSE WHEN YOU SAY YES TO
  • 00:22:02.811 --> 00:22:03.979
  • 'CAUSE WHEN YOU SAY YES TOJESUS, YOU ARE BEING INTRODUCED
  • 00:22:03.979 --> 00:22:06.248
  • JESUS, YOU ARE BEING INTRODUCEDTO THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN!
  • 00:22:06.248 --> 00:22:06.948
  • TO THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN!AND THAT MEANS...A LOT'S GOING
  • 00:22:06.948 --> 00:22:09.418
  • AND THAT MEANS...A LOT'S GOINGTO HAPPEN!
  • 00:22:09.418 --> 00:22:10.385
  • TO HAPPEN!SO, WHEN WE SAY YES TO JESUS--
  • 00:22:10.385 --> 00:22:11.253
  • SO, WHEN WE SAY YES TO JESUS--BUT HOW MANY KNOW IN
  • 00:22:11.253 --> 00:22:14.222
  • I TAUGHT ON IT THIS YEAR, BUT
  • 00:22:16.024 --> 00:22:16.792
  • I TAUGHT ON IT THIS YEAR, BUTI WANNA BRING IT IN FOR
  • 00:22:16.792 --> 00:22:17.559
  • I WANNA BRING IT IN FORTHIS MOMENT.
  • 00:22:17.559 --> 00:22:18.427
  • THIS MOMENT.PHILIPPIANS 1:6 SAYS THIS:
  • 00:22:18.427 --> 00:22:19.461
  • PHILIPPIANS 1:6 SAYS THIS:HE WHO BEGAN A GOOD WORK
  • 00:22:19.461 --> 00:22:20.495
  • HE WHO BEGAN A GOOD WORKIN YOU WILL...?
  • 00:22:20.495 --> 00:22:20.962
  • IN YOU WILL...?- ALL: COMPLETE IT.
  • 00:22:20.962 --> 00:22:21.563
  • - ALL: COMPLETE IT.- ERIC: COMPLETE IT.
  • 00:22:21.563 --> 00:22:22.030
  • - ERIC: COMPLETE IT.AND WE'RE LIKE: MAN,
  • 00:22:22.030 --> 00:22:22.731
  • AND WE'RE LIKE: MAN,LOVE THAT!
  • 00:22:22.731 --> 00:22:23.331
  • LOVE THAT!BUT ISN'T IT FUNNY THAT GOD
  • 00:22:23.331 --> 00:22:24.132
  • BUT ISN'T IT FUNNY THAT GODALWAYS STARTS SOMETHING IN
  • 00:22:24.132 --> 00:22:25.167
  • ALWAYS STARTS SOMETHING INLIFE, BUT WE SEEM TO GRAB THE
  • 00:22:25.167 --> 00:22:26.668
  • LIFE, BUT WE SEEM TO GRAB THESTEERING WHEEL, AT SOME POINT,
  • 00:22:26.668 --> 00:22:27.869
  • STEERING WHEEL, AT SOME POINT,AND SAY, "I GOT IT FROM HERE --
  • 00:22:27.869 --> 00:22:29.037
  • AND SAY, "I GOT IT FROM HERE --THANKS FOR SETTING ME UP," AND
  • 00:22:29.037 --> 00:22:31.139
  • THANKS FOR SETTING ME UP," ANDWE JUST-- WE JUST GO ON?
  • 00:22:31.139 --> 00:22:31.706
  • WE JUST-- WE JUST GO ON?HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED WHY
  • 00:22:31.706 --> 00:22:32.274
  • HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED WHYWE DO THAT?
  • 00:22:32.274 --> 00:22:33.175
  • WE DO THAT?HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED WHY?
  • 00:22:33.175 --> 00:22:34.443
  • HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED WHY?WHY WOULD WE TAKE OVER
  • 00:22:34.443 --> 00:22:35.710
  • WHY WOULD WE TAKE OVERSOMETHING THAT GOD'S FULLY
  • 00:22:35.710 --> 00:22:36.445
  • SOMETHING THAT GOD'S FULLYIN CHARGE OF?
  • 00:22:36.445 --> 00:22:37.946
  • IN CHARGE OF?WHY WOULD WE, LIKE,
  • 00:22:37.946 --> 00:22:38.513
  • WHY WOULD WE, LIKE,TAKE CONTROL?
  • 00:22:38.513 --> 00:22:39.681
  • TAKE CONTROL?GOD, I'M GOOD.
  • 00:22:39.681 --> 00:22:40.916
  • GOD, I'M GOOD.MY PLAN'S WAY BETTER
  • 00:22:40.916 --> 00:22:42.017
  • MY PLAN'S WAY BETTERTHAN YOURS.
  • 00:22:42.017 --> 00:22:43.852
  • THAN YOURS.BECAUSE THAT MAKES SENSE TO ME.
  • 00:22:43.852 --> 00:22:44.719
  • BECAUSE THAT MAKES SENSE TO ME.WHY WOULD WE DO THAT?
  • 00:22:44.719 --> 00:22:46.288
  • WHY WOULD WE DO THAT?I THINK, PERSONALLY, FOR ME, AT
  • 00:22:46.288 --> 00:22:47.422
  • I THINK, PERSONALLY, FOR ME, ATLEAST, WHEN I BECOME AWARE OF
  • 00:22:47.422 --> 00:22:48.757
  • LEAST, WHEN I BECOME AWARE OFWHAT'S ACTUALLY POSSIBLE WHEN I
  • 00:22:48.757 --> 00:22:50.392
  • WHAT'S ACTUALLY POSSIBLE WHEN ISAID YES TO JESUS, I
  • 00:22:50.392 --> 00:22:51.860
  • SAID YES TO JESUS, IAUTOMATICALLY GO: OH, THIS IS
  • 00:22:51.860 --> 00:22:53.361
  • AUTOMATICALLY GO: OH, THIS ISHOW IT WORKS.
  • 00:22:53.361 --> 00:22:55.630
  • HOW IT WORKS.OH, THAT'S POINT B OVER THERE?
  • 00:22:55.630 --> 00:22:56.698
  • OH, THAT'S POINT B OVER THERE?I KNOW HOW TO GET THERE.
  • 00:22:56.698 --> 00:22:57.632
  • I KNOW HOW TO GET THERE.I JUST GO DOWN THIS ROAD.
  • 00:22:57.632 --> 00:22:58.733
  • I JUST GO DOWN THIS ROAD.HOW MANY KNOW THAT GOD'S ROUTES
  • 00:22:58.733 --> 00:23:00.435
  • HOW MANY KNOW THAT GOD'S ROUTESARE VERY DIFFERENT THAN
  • 00:23:00.435 --> 00:23:02.838
  • ARE VERY DIFFERENT THANYOUR ROUTES?
  • 00:23:02.838 --> 00:23:04.005
  • YOUR ROUTES?I CANNOT THINK OF--
  • 00:23:04.005 --> 00:23:05.140
  • I CANNOT THINK OF--MANY TIMES IN MY LIFE, LIKE, I
  • 00:23:05.140 --> 00:23:06.408
  • MANY TIMES IN MY LIFE, LIKE, ITHINK I'M GONNA GO THIS
  • 00:23:06.408 --> 00:23:06.908
  • THINK I'M GONNA GO THISDIRECTION.
  • 00:23:06.908 --> 00:23:08.477
  • DIRECTION.AND, ALMOST HUNDRED PERCENT OF
  • 00:23:08.477 --> 00:23:09.544
  • AND, ALMOST HUNDRED PERCENT OFTHE TIME THAT I CAN RECALL,
  • 00:23:09.544 --> 00:23:11.513
  • THE TIME THAT I CAN RECALL,RIGHT NOW, IT WAS LIKE-- IT WAS
  • 00:23:11.513 --> 00:23:12.848
  • RIGHT NOW, IT WAS LIKE-- IT WASCOMPLETELY SOME OTHER
  • 00:23:12.848 --> 00:23:13.148
  • COMPLETELY SOME OTHERDIRECTION.
  • 00:23:13.148 --> 00:23:14.749
  • DIRECTION.BUT WE STILL GOT THERE!
  • 00:23:14.749 --> 00:23:16.485
  • BUT WE STILL GOT THERE!THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT
  • 00:23:16.485 --> 00:23:17.752
  • THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUTEXPECTANCY AND AN EXPECTANT
  • 00:23:17.752 --> 00:23:22.791
  • THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT--
  • 00:23:25.193 --> 00:23:26.127
  • THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT--IN EXODUS 32, THERE'S A
  • 00:23:26.127 --> 00:23:27.295
  • IN EXODUS 32, THERE'S ABEAUTIFUL MOMENT, THERE.
  • 00:23:27.295 --> 00:23:28.396
  • BEAUTIFUL MOMENT, THERE.IT'S A PRETTY INTENSE MOMENT
  • 00:23:28.396 --> 00:23:28.930
  • IT'S A PRETTY INTENSE MOMENTWHERE THE NATION OF ISRAEL
  • 00:23:28.930 --> 00:23:29.998
  • WHERE THE NATION OF ISRAELBUILT A GOLDEN CALF TO
  • 00:23:29.998 --> 00:23:31.199
  • BUILT A GOLDEN CALF TOWORSHIP IT.
  • 00:23:31.199 --> 00:23:32.167
  • WORSHIP IT.AND WHAT'S EVEN REALLY
  • 00:23:32.167 --> 00:23:33.435
  • AND WHAT'S EVEN REALLYEMBARRASSING IS AARON, THE
  • 00:23:33.435 --> 00:23:34.669
  • EMBARRASSING IS AARON, THEPRIEST AT THE TIME -- MOSES
  • 00:23:34.669 --> 00:23:35.470
  • PRIEST AT THE TIME -- MOSESSAID, "WHAT ARE YOU DOING!"
  • 00:23:35.470 --> 00:23:36.972
  • SAID, "WHAT ARE YOU DOING!"AND AARON GOES: "UH... IT JUST
  • 00:23:36.972 --> 00:23:38.540
  • AND AARON GOES: "UH... IT JUSTCAME OUT..."
  • 00:23:38.540 --> 00:23:39.140
  • CAME OUT..."- AUDIENCE MEMBER: RIGHT.
  • 00:23:39.140 --> 00:23:39.941
  • - AUDIENCE MEMBER: RIGHT.[LAUGHTER]
  • 00:23:39.941 --> 00:23:42.143
  • [LAUGHTER]- ERIC: "...IT JUST...CAME OUT
  • 00:23:42.143 --> 00:23:43.712
  • - ERIC: "...IT JUST...CAME OUTOF THE FIRE GOLDEN CALF,"
  • 00:23:43.712 --> 00:23:45.280
  • OF THE FIRE GOLDEN CALF,"WHICH YOU OBVIOUSLY KNOW THAT'S
  • 00:23:45.280 --> 00:23:45.981
  • WHICH YOU OBVIOUSLY KNOW THAT'SNOT HOW IT HAPPENED.
  • 00:23:45.981 --> 00:23:46.481
  • NOT HOW IT HAPPENED.[LAUGHTER]
  • 00:23:46.481 --> 00:23:47.015
  • [LAUGHTER]BUT I'VE ALWAYS ASKED THIS
  • 00:23:47.015 --> 00:23:47.716
  • BUT I'VE ALWAYS ASKED THISQUESTION.
  • 00:23:47.716 --> 00:23:49.084
  • QUESTION.I ASKED THIS QUESTION A FEW
  • 00:23:49.084 --> 00:23:51.019
  • I ASKED THIS QUESTION A FEWMONTHS AGO TO US AND I WANNA
  • 00:23:51.019 --> 00:23:52.053
  • MONTHS AGO TO US AND I WANNAASK IT, AGAIN, THIS MORNING:
  • 00:23:52.053 --> 00:23:53.321
  • ASK IT, AGAIN, THIS MORNING:WHAT WOULD CAUSE AN ENTIRE
  • 00:23:53.321 --> 00:23:55.190
  • WHAT WOULD CAUSE AN ENTIRENATION TO SWITCH THEIR WORSHIP
  • 00:23:55.190 --> 00:23:58.827
  • NATION TO SWITCH THEIR WORSHIPFROM GOD TO A MANMADE OBJECT?
  • 00:23:58.827 --> 00:23:59.828
  • FROM GOD TO A MANMADE OBJECT?THE ANSWER'S IN VERSE 1 OF
  • 00:23:59.828 --> 00:24:03.231
  • THE ANSWER'S IN VERSE 1 OFCHAPTER 32.
  • 00:24:03.231 --> 00:24:03.832
  • CHAPTER 32.IT SAID:
  • 00:24:03.832 --> 00:24:04.666
  • IT SAID:"...THAT WHEN THEY SAW MOSES
  • 00:24:04.666 --> 00:24:05.767
  • "...THAT WHEN THEY SAW MOSESDELAYED IN COMING DOWN THE
  • 00:24:05.767 --> 00:24:06.368
  • DELAYED IN COMING DOWN THEMOUNTAIN..."
  • 00:24:06.368 --> 00:24:07.402
  • MOUNTAIN..."IT WAS IN THEIR EXPECTATION:
  • 00:24:07.402 --> 00:24:08.770
  • IT WAS IN THEIR EXPECTATION:GOD DIDN'T MEET IT, MOSES
  • 00:24:08.770 --> 00:24:10.372
  • GOD DIDN'T MEET IT, MOSESDIDN'T MEET IT, AND,
  • 00:24:10.372 --> 00:24:11.006
  • DIDN'T MEET IT, AND,INSTANTLY...
  • 00:24:11.006 --> 00:24:11.640
  • INSTANTLY...[FINGER SNAP]
  • 00:24:11.640 --> 00:24:12.240
  • [FINGER SNAP]...THEIR WORSHIP SHIFTED TO
  • 00:24:12.240 --> 00:24:14.109
  • ...THEIR WORSHIP SHIFTED TOSOMETHING ELSE.
  • 00:24:14.109 --> 00:24:14.776
  • SOMETHING ELSE.AND I WANNA CHALLENGE YOU: WHEN
  • 00:24:14.776 --> 00:24:16.745
  • AND I WANNA CHALLENGE YOU: WHENGOD MAKES US A PROMISE, HE IS
  • 00:24:16.745 --> 00:24:21.349
  • GOD MAKES US A PROMISE, HE ISGOING TO FULFILL IT.
  • 00:24:21.349 --> 00:24:22.050
  • GOING TO FULFILL IT.SO, THAT'S THE MERRY CHRISTMAS
  • 00:24:22.050 --> 00:24:23.318
  • SO, THAT'S THE MERRY CHRISTMASMESSAGE, TODAY.
  • 00:24:23.318 --> 00:24:27.622
  • MESSAGE, TODAY.JESUS IS THE GREATEST PROMISE.
  • 00:24:27.622 --> 00:24:28.189
  • JESUS IS THE GREATEST PROMISE.[APPLAUSE]
  • 00:24:28.189 --> 00:24:28.823
  • [APPLAUSE]JESUS IS THE GREATEST PROMISE
  • 00:24:28.823 --> 00:24:30.358
  • JESUS IS THE GREATEST PROMISEHUMANITY, THE UNIVERSE,
  • 00:24:30.358 --> 00:24:32.727
  • HUMANITY, THE UNIVERSE,EVERYTHING IN EXISTENCE HAS
  • 00:24:32.727 --> 00:24:34.195
  • EVERYTHING IN EXISTENCE HASEVER HEARD OR SEEN.
  • 00:24:34.195 --> 00:24:35.597
  • EVER HEARD OR SEEN.SO, THAT HAPPENED.
  • 00:24:35.597 --> 00:24:36.431
  • SO, THAT HAPPENED.GUESS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN HE
  • 00:24:36.431 --> 00:24:37.299
  • GUESS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN HEPROMISES YOU SOMETHING WAY
  • 00:24:37.299 --> 00:24:39.801
  • PROMISES YOU SOMETHING WAYSMALLER THAN THAT?
  • 00:24:39.801 --> 00:24:42.304
  • SMALLER THAN THAT?IT'S GOING TO HAPPEN.
  • 00:24:42.304 --> 00:24:43.405
  • IT'S GOING TO HAPPEN.- ERIC JOHNSON: CHRISTMASTIME
  • 00:24:43.405 --> 00:24:44.906
  • - ERIC JOHNSON: CHRISTMASTIMEMAY BE SPECIAL TO YOU BECAUSE
  • 00:24:44.906 --> 00:24:46.007
  • MAY BE SPECIAL TO YOU BECAUSEIT'S A TIME OF HONORING
  • 00:24:46.007 --> 00:24:47.242
  • IT'S A TIME OF HONORINGFAMILY AND TOGETHERNESS,
  • 00:24:47.242 --> 00:24:48.777
  • FAMILY AND TOGETHERNESS,LOVE AND GENEROSITY.
  • 00:24:48.777 --> 00:24:50.478
  • LOVE AND GENEROSITY.IT'S ALSO SIGNIFICANT BECAUSE
  • 00:24:50.478 --> 00:24:52.013
  • IT'S ALSO SIGNIFICANT BECAUSEWE CELEBRATE THE BIRTH OF OUR
  • 00:24:52.013 --> 00:24:55.383
  • WE CELEBRATE THE BIRTH OF OURSAVIOR AND KING, JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:24:55.383 --> 00:24:56.251
  • SAVIOR AND KING, JESUS CHRIST.PERHAPS YOU'RE WATCHING THIS
  • 00:24:56.251 --> 00:24:57.686
  • PERHAPS YOU'RE WATCHING THISTODAY AND YOU DON'T KNOW JESUS.
  • 00:24:57.686 --> 00:24:59.154
  • TODAY AND YOU DON'T KNOW JESUS.I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT GOD
  • 00:24:59.154 --> 00:25:01.289
  • I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT GODLOVES YOU AND WANTS TO HAVE A
  • 00:25:01.289 --> 00:25:02.490
  • LOVES YOU AND WANTS TO HAVE APERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH YOU,
  • 00:25:02.490 --> 00:25:04.225
  • PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH YOU,BUT BROKENNESS AND SIN HAVE
  • 00:25:04.225 --> 00:25:07.128
  • BUT BROKENNESS AND SIN HAVESEPARATED US FROM HIM.
  • 00:25:07.128 --> 00:25:08.697
  • SEPARATED US FROM HIM.GOD SENT HIS ONLY SON, JESUS,
  • 00:25:08.697 --> 00:25:10.332
  • GOD SENT HIS ONLY SON, JESUS,TO DIE ON THE CROSS IN OUR
  • 00:25:10.332 --> 00:25:12.801
  • TO DIE ON THE CROSS IN OURPLACE SO THAT OUR SINS WOULD BE
  • 00:25:12.801 --> 00:25:14.069
  • PLACE SO THAT OUR SINS WOULD BEFORGIVEN AND WE WOULD GET TO
  • 00:25:14.069 --> 00:25:16.304
  • FORGIVEN AND WE WOULD GET TOSPEND ETERNITY WITH GOD.
  • 00:25:16.304 --> 00:25:17.739
  • SPEND ETERNITY WITH GOD.IF YOU'RE WATCHING, RIGHT NOW,
  • 00:25:17.739 --> 00:25:19.174
  • IF YOU'RE WATCHING, RIGHT NOW,AND YOU WANNA BE A PART OF HIS
  • 00:25:19.174 --> 00:25:21.176
  • AND YOU WANNA BE A PART OF HISSTORY AND FOR HIM TO BECOME THE
  • 00:25:21.176 --> 00:25:22.877
  • STORY AND FOR HIM TO BECOME THEKING OF YOUR LIFE, THEN
  • 00:25:22.877 --> 00:25:23.645
  • KING OF YOUR LIFE, THENPRAY WITH ME.
  • 00:25:23.645 --> 00:25:25.880
  • PRAY WITH ME.JESUS, RIGHT NOW, I SURRENDER
  • 00:25:25.880 --> 00:25:27.949
  • JESUS, RIGHT NOW, I SURRENDERMY ENTIRE LIFE TO YOU.
  • 00:25:27.949 --> 00:25:30.452
  • MY ENTIRE LIFE TO YOU.I ASK YOU TO FORGIVE MY SINS
  • 00:25:30.452 --> 00:25:31.953
  • I ASK YOU TO FORGIVE MY SINSAND BE MY LORD AND SAVIOR.
  • 00:25:31.953 --> 00:25:33.989
  • AND BE MY LORD AND SAVIOR.FROM THIS DAY ON, I LEAVE MY
  • 00:25:33.989 --> 00:25:37.659
  • FROM THIS DAY ON, I LEAVE MYOLD LIFE BEHIND TO FOLLOW YOU.
  • 00:25:37.659 --> 00:25:38.593
  • OLD LIFE BEHIND TO FOLLOW YOU.GUIDE ME AND LEAD ME
  • 00:25:38.593 --> 00:25:40.195
  • GUIDE ME AND LEAD MEIN YOUR WAYS.
  • 00:25:40.195 --> 00:25:42.097
  • - MALE ANNOUNCER: HAPPY
  • 00:25:45.266 --> 00:25:46.034
  • - MALE ANNOUNCER: HAPPYHOLIDAYS FROM THE BETHEL
  • 00:25:46.034 --> 00:25:47.202
  • HOLIDAYS FROM THE BETHELFAMILY.
  • 00:25:47.202 --> 00:25:48.403
  • FAMILY.WE PRAY THAT YOU'VE ENCOURAGED
  • 00:25:48.403 --> 00:25:50.805
  • WE PRAY THAT YOU'VE ENCOURAGEDBY TBN'S EXCLUSIVE SERIES,
  • 00:25:50.805 --> 00:25:51.339
  • BY TBN'S EXCLUSIVE SERIES,"BETHEL PRESENTS
  • 00:25:51.339 --> 00:25:53.942
  • WE ARE SO BLESSED TO CONSIDER
  • 00:25:55.510 --> 00:25:56.111
  • WE ARE SO BLESSED TO CONSIDERYOU A MEMBER OF BETHEL'S
  • 00:25:56.111 --> 00:25:58.513
  • YOU A MEMBER OF BETHEL'SEXTENDED GLOBAL COMMUNITY.
  • 00:25:58.513 --> 00:25:59.614
  • EXTENDED GLOBAL COMMUNITY.FOR A VERY SHORT TIME, IN
  • 00:25:59.614 --> 00:26:00.882
  • FOR A VERY SHORT TIME, INTHANKS FOR ANY GIFT OF SUPPORT,
  • 00:26:00.882 --> 00:26:02.784
  • THANKS FOR ANY GIFT OF SUPPORT,WE'LL SEND YOU OUR EXCLUSIVE
  • 00:26:02.784 --> 00:26:04.452
  • WE'LL SEND YOU OUR EXCLUSIVEBETHEL STAMP TOTE AND GENUINE
  • 00:26:04.452 --> 00:26:05.587
  • BETHEL STAMP TOTE AND GENUINELEATHER BOOKMARK FEATURING
  • 00:26:05.587 --> 00:26:07.122
  • LEATHER BOOKMARK FEATURINGVINTAGE-INSPIRED ARTWORK
  • 00:26:07.122 --> 00:26:08.590
  • VINTAGE-INSPIRED ARTWORKOF THE BETHEL PRAYER CHAPEL
  • 00:26:08.590 --> 00:26:11.059
  • CARRY WITH YOU THE REMINDER TO
  • 00:26:12.327 --> 00:26:13.361
  • CARRY WITH YOU THE REMINDER TOSEEK GOD IN PRAYER IN ALL
  • 00:26:13.361 --> 00:26:14.696
  • SEEK GOD IN PRAYER IN ALLSEASONS.
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  • SEASONS.AND IF YOU'RE ABLE TO SHARE A
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