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The Needle in the Haystack Part 1

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May 10, 2020
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Pastor Bill Johnson traces the early Church and how they responded to persecution both under Saul and when Paul was radically saved. How do we walk so filled with the Holy Spirit that we have such a fear of God without a shred of a fear of man? In a society where the Church often remains silent; Pastor Bill Johnson preaches a powerful sermon calling us to live boldly as witnesses for the gospel.

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The Needle in the Haystack Part 1

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  • [ENERGETIC MUSIC]
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  • [ENERGETIC MUSIC][MUSIC]
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  • [MUSIC]- BILL JOHNSON: DON'T EVER
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  • - BILL JOHNSON: DON'T EVEREXCHANGE THE FAVOR OF MAN FOR
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  • EXCHANGE THE FAVOR OF MAN FORTHE FAVOR OF GOD.
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  • THE FAVOR OF GOD.[APPLAUSE]
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  • [APPLAUSE]LET THE FAVOR OF GOD BRING
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  • LET THE FAVOR OF GOD BRINGABOUT THE FAVOR WITH MAN, NOT
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  • ABOUT THE FAVOR WITH MAN, NOTTHE OTHER WAY AROUND.
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  • THE OTHER WAY AROUND.THE GLORY OF THE LORD RESTING
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  • THE GLORY OF THE LORD RESTINGUPON AN UNSANCTIFIED LIFE WILL
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  • UPON AN UNSANCTIFIED LIFE WILLCRUSH IT.
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  • CRUSH IT.THE GLORY OF THE LORD RESTING
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  • THE GLORY OF THE LORD RESTINGUPON A SANCTIFIED LIFE WILL
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  • UPON A SANCTIFIED LIFE WILLESTABLISH IT.
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  • ESTABLISH IT.- ERIC JOHNSON: HI.
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  • - ERIC JOHNSON: HI.I'M ERIC JOHNSON, A PASTOR AND
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  • I'M ERIC JOHNSON, A PASTOR ANDSENIOR LEADER HERE AT BETHEL IN
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  • SENIOR LEADER HERE AT BETHEL INREDDING, CALIFORNIA.
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  • REDDING, CALIFORNIA.TBN HAS LONG BEEN A FRIEND OF
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  • TBN HAS LONG BEEN A FRIEND OFOUR BETHEL FAMILY.
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  • OUR BETHEL FAMILY.AND IT'S AN HONOR TO SHARE OUR
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  • AND IT'S AN HONOR TO SHARE OURTEACHING, OUR WORSHIP, AND THE
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  • TEACHING, OUR WORSHIP, AND THEBETHEL CULTURE WITH YOU HERE ON
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  • BETHEL CULTURE WITH YOU HERE ONTHE TBN NETWORK.
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  • THE TBN NETWORK.I FIRMLY BELIEVE THAT MEDIA AND
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  • I FIRMLY BELIEVE THAT MEDIA ANDTECHNOLOGY WILL ENABLE US TO
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  • TECHNOLOGY WILL ENABLE US TOREACH ALL GENERATIONS AND ALL
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  • REACH ALL GENERATIONS AND ALLAREAS OF THE WORLD WITH THE
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  • AREAS OF THE WORLD WITH THEGOSPEL.
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  • GOSPEL.IT'S AMAZING WHEN WE PARTNER
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  • IT'S AMAZING WHEN WE PARTNERTOGETHER HOW MUCH WE CAN EXPAND
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  • TOGETHER HOW MUCH WE CAN EXPANDOUR REACH.
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  • OUR REACH.I HOPE YOU'RE ENJOYING OUR
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  • I HOPE YOU'RE ENJOYING OURLATEST SERIES ON THE THEME
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  • LATEST SERIES ON THE THEME"HOLY SPIRIT."
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  • "HOLY SPIRIT."FOCUSING ON GOD'S PRESENCE IS
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  • FOCUSING ON GOD'S PRESENCE ISONE OF OUR CORE VALUES HERE AT
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  • ONE OF OUR CORE VALUES HERE ATBETHEL.
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  • BETHEL.WE LOVE SOAKING IN HIS PRESENCE
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  • WE LOVE SOAKING IN HIS PRESENCEAND INVITING THE SPIRIT TO
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  • AND INVITING THE SPIRIT TOTRANSFORM US INTO THE IMAGE OF
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  • TRANSFORM US INTO THE IMAGE OFCHRIST.
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  • CHRIST.TODAY, I'M EXCITED TO INTRODUCE
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  • TODAY, I'M EXCITED TO INTRODUCEA TWO-PART SERMON ON THE HOLY
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  • A TWO-PART SERMON ON THE HOLYSPIRIT AND THE EARLY CHURCH,
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  • SPIRIT AND THE EARLY CHURCH,BY MY DAD, BILL JOHNSON.
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  • BY MY DAD, BILL JOHNSON.HE'S GOING TO TAKE US THROUGH
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  • HE'S GOING TO TAKE US THROUGHSOME OF THE STORIES FROM THE
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  • SOME OF THE STORIES FROM THEEARLY CHURCH AND THE
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  • EARLY CHURCH AND THEPERSECUTION THEY EXPERIENCED IN
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  • PERSECUTION THEY EXPERIENCED INTHE MIDST OF GREAT MIRACLES AND
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  • THE MIDST OF GREAT MIRACLES ANDINCREASE, ALL THROUGH THE POWER
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  • IF THIS TOPIC INSPIRES YOU,
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  • CHECK OUT OUR BETHEL
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  • REVIVAL RESOURCES
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  • "IGNITE THE PRESENCE,"
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  • "AWAKEN, HOLY SPIRIT,"
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  • AND THE POWERFUL BOOK
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  • "HOSTING THE PRESENCE."
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  • I BELIEVE THESE RESOURCES WILL
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  • ENRICH YOUR WALK WITH GOD, AS
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  • YOU DISCOVER MORE ABOUT HIS
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  • EMPOWERING AND TRANSFORMATIVE
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  • I PRAY THAT YOU'LL BE
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  • I PRAY THAT YOU'LL BEENCOURAGED BY TODAY'S SERMON.
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  • ENCOURAGED BY TODAY'S SERMON.[APPLAUSE, CHEERS]
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  • [APPLAUSE, CHEERS]- BILL: BEAUTIFUL.
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  • - BILL: BEAUTIFUL.THANK YOU.
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  • THANK YOU.[LOUD APPLAUSE, CHEERS]
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  • - BILL: UM, I FEEL LIKE I--
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  • - BILL: UM, I FEEL LIKE I--I--
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  • I--BY THE GRACE OF THE HOLY
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  • BY THE GRACE OF THE HOLYSPIRIT, I FOUND THE NEEDLE IN
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  • SPIRIT, I FOUND THE NEEDLE INTHE HAYSTACK.
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  • THE HAYSTACK.I FOUND SOMETHING THAT I-- I
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  • I FOUND SOMETHING THAT I-- INEVER KNEW IF IT EXISTED.
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  • NEVER KNEW IF IT EXISTED.I HAD HOPED THAT IT DID.
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  • I HAD HOPED THAT IT DID.I HAD BELIEVED THAT IT COULD.
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  • I HAD BELIEVED THAT IT COULD.BUT I COULDN'T EVER REMEMBER
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  • BUT I COULDN'T EVER REMEMBERFINDING A PLACE IN SCRIPTURE
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  • FINDING A PLACE IN SCRIPTUREAND POSSIBLY EVEN IN CHURCH
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  • AND POSSIBLY EVEN IN CHURCHHISTORY WHERE A PARTICULAR
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  • HISTORY WHERE A PARTICULARTHING HAPPENED.
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  • THING HAPPENED.IT'S GONNA SEEM OVERSIMPLIFIED
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  • IT'S GONNA SEEM OVERSIMPLIFIEDTO YOU, PERHAPS, BUT LET ME
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  • TO YOU, PERHAPS, BUT LET MEMENTION IT.
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  • MENTION IT.IT'S TO SEE THE CHURCH ENDURE
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  • IT'S TO SEE THE CHURCH ENDUREPERSECUTION, GO INTO INCREASE,
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  • PERSECUTION, GO INTO INCREASE,ENDURE PERSECUTION, GO INTO
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  • ENDURE PERSECUTION, GO INTOINCREASE, UNTIL THEY COME INTO
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  • INCREASE, UNTIL THEY COME INTOA PLACE OF BLESSING, AND THEN,
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  • A PLACE OF BLESSING, AND THEN,IN THE PLACE OF BLESSING,
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  • IN THE PLACE OF BLESSING,EXPERIENCE A GREATER INCREASE.
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  • EXPERIENCE A GREATER INCREASE.IT'S THE RAREST THING IN THE
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  • IT'S THE RAREST THING IN THEWORLD TO FIND, BECAUSE, ONCE
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  • WORLD TO FIND, BECAUSE, ONCEBLESSING COMES, COMPLACENCY
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  • MANY PEOPLE WOULDN'T HAVE A
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  • MANY PEOPLE WOULDN'T HAVE APRAYER LIFE IF THEY HAD NO
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  • PRAYER LIFE IF THEY HAD NOPROBLEMS.
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  • PROBLEMS.THE MOTIVATION TO PRAY IS THE
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  • THE MOTIVATION TO PRAY IS THEDEVIL'S WORK, THE DEVIL'S
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  • DEVIL'S WORK, THE DEVIL'SATTACK -- CONFLICT, SITUATIONS
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  • ATTACK -- CONFLICT, SITUATIONSTHAT INVOLVE THEIR PERSONAL
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  • THAT INVOLVE THEIR PERSONALLIFE.
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  • LIFE.PERSONAL PAIN BECOMES THE
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  • PERSONAL PAIN BECOMES THESINGLE MOTIVATOR FOR A PRAYER
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  • SINGLE MOTIVATOR FOR A PRAYERLIFE.
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  • LIFE.WHEN THAT HAPPENS, WE ACTUALLY
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  • WHEN THAT HAPPENS, WE ACTUALLYCHOOSE OUR MOTIVATION FOR
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  • CHOOSE OUR MOTIVATION FORPRAYER.
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  • PRAYER.WE ACTUALLY GIVE PLACE TO THE
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  • WE ACTUALLY GIVE PLACE TO THEKIND OF CIRCUMSTANCES THAT
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  • KIND OF CIRCUMSTANCES THATPROMPT US AND MOTIVATE US TO
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  • PROMPT US AND MOTIVATE US TOSEEK THE LORD.
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  • SEEK THE LORD.IN THE BOOK OF ACTS IS WHERE
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  • IN THE BOOK OF ACTS IS WHEREWE'RE GONNA GO.
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  • WE'RE GONNA GO.I'D LIKE FOR YOU TO TURN TO
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  • I'D LIKE FOR YOU TO TURN TOACTS 2.
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  • ACTS 2.I'M GONNA TAKE YOU THROUGH JUST
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  • I'M GONNA TAKE YOU THROUGH JUSTA SERIES OF SCRIPTURES, MAYBE
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  • A SERIES OF SCRIPTURES, MAYBEFOUR OR FIVE, WE'LL SEE-- SEE
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  • FOUR OR FIVE, WE'LL SEE-- SEEHOW WE DO.
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  • HOW WE DO.AND THEN, I WANNA TAKE YOU TO
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  • AND THEN, I WANNA TAKE YOU TOTHE ONE VERSE AND I WANNA TALK
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  • THE ONE VERSE AND I WANNA TALKTO YOU ABOUT THIS ONE VERSE
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  • TO YOU ABOUT THIS ONE VERSETHAT SHOWS ME IT'S POSSIBLE.
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  • THAT SHOWS ME IT'S POSSIBLE.I DON'T KNOW IF IT ENCOURAGES
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  • I DON'T KNOW IF IT ENCOURAGESYOU, BUT I'VE BEEN LOOKING AT
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  • YOU, BUT I'VE BEEN LOOKING ATTHE CHURCH THE LAST-- WELL,
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  • THE CHURCH THE LAST-- WELL,I'VE BEEN IN PASTORAL-TYPE
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  • I'VE BEEN IN PASTORAL-TYPEMINISTRY FOR 40-PLUS YEARS.
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  • MINISTRY FOR 40-PLUS YEARS.UM, BUT, IN THE-- I'VE BEEN
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  • UM, BUT, IN THE-- I'VE BEENHERE FOR-- IT'S 22 YEARS THIS
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  • HERE FOR-- IT'S 22 YEARS THISNEXT MONTH.
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  • NEXT MONTH.AND I'VE BEEN WATCHING THE
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  • AND I'VE BEEN WATCHING THEOUTPOURING OF THE SPIRIT.
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  • OUTPOURING OF THE SPIRIT.I'VE BEEN WATCHING THE
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  • I'VE BEEN WATCHING THEINCREASE.
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  • INCREASE.I'VE BEEN WATCHING THE INCREASE
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  • I'VE BEEN WATCHING THE INCREASEOF PRESSURE, THE CRITICISM, THE
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  • OF PRESSURE, THE CRITICISM, THEPEOPLE LEAVING, THE PEOPLE
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  • PEOPLE LEAVING, THE PEOPLECOMING...ALL THE STUFF THAT
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  • COMING...ALL THE STUFF THATJUST GOES ON WHEN THERE'S A
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  • JUST GOES ON WHEN THERE'S AMOVE OF GOD.
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  • MOVE OF GOD.I'VE SEEN THE INCREASE OF
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  • I'VE SEEN THE INCREASE OFMIRACLES.
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  • MIRACLES.I'VE SEEN PEOPLE PROSPER THAT
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  • I'VE SEEN PEOPLE PROSPER THATNEVER PROSPERED BEFORE.
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  • NEVER PROSPERED BEFORE.I'VE SEEN MARRIAGES GET HEALED
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  • I'VE SEEN MARRIAGES GET HEALEDTHAT WERE A MESS.
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  • THAT WERE A MESS.I'VE SEEN PEOPLE'S BODIES.
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  • I'VE SEEN PEOPLE'S BODIES.I'VE SEEN PEOPLE DYING, NO HOPE
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  • I'VE SEEN PEOPLE DYING, NO HOPETO LIVE, GET HEALED AND COME
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  • TO LIVE, GET HEALED AND COMEINTO A PALACE OF BLESSING AND
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  • INTO A PALACE OF BLESSING ANDPEACE AND INCREASE.
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  • PEACE AND INCREASE.AND WHAT YOU DO IN YOUR MOMENT
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  • AND WHAT YOU DO IN YOUR MOMENTOF BLESSING ACTUALLY DETERMINES
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  • OF BLESSING ACTUALLY DETERMINESHOW SIGNIFICANT YOUR NEXT
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  • HOW SIGNIFICANT YOUR NEXTSEASON WILL BECOME.
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  • SEASON WILL BECOME.I DON'T MEAN THAT AS ANY KIND
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  • I DON'T MEAN THAT AS ANY KINDOF A THREAT.
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  • OF A THREAT.I DON'T MEAN THAT AS: IF WE
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  • I DON'T MEAN THAT AS: IF WEDON'T RESPOND CORRECTLY, THEN
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  • DON'T RESPOND CORRECTLY, THENGOD PUNISHES US.
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  • GOD PUNISHES US.IT'S NOT THAT AT ALL.
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  • IT'S NOT THAT AT ALL.IT'S JUST SIMPLY THE LORD IS
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  • IT'S JUST SIMPLY THE LORD ISCONSTANTLY TESTING US TO SEE
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  • CONSTANTLY TESTING US TO SEEWHAT MEASURE OF GLORY, OF
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  • WHAT MEASURE OF GLORY, OFWEIGHT WE CAN LIVE UNDER.
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  • WEIGHT WE CAN LIVE UNDER.THE GLORY OF THE LORD RESTING
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  • THE GLORY OF THE LORD RESTINGUPON AN UNSANCTIFIED LIFE WILL
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  • UPON AN UNSANCTIFIED LIFE WILLCRUSH IT.
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  • CRUSH IT.THE GLORY OF THE LORD RESTING
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  • THE GLORY OF THE LORD RESTINGUPON A SANCTIFIED LIFE WILL
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  • UPON A SANCTIFIED LIFE WILLESTABLISH IT.
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  • ESTABLISH IT.SO, HE'S CONSTANTLY LOOKING FOR
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  • SO, HE'S CONSTANTLY LOOKING FORTHE STABILITY OF HEART.
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  • THE STABILITY OF HEART.IT'S NOT SELF-- IT'S NOT THIS
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  • IT'S NOT SELF-- IT'S NOT THISSELF-WILLED MATURITY.
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  • SELF-WILLED MATURITY.IT'S THIS MATURITY THAT COMES
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  • IT'S THIS MATURITY THAT COMESFROM SURRENDER.
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  • FROM SURRENDER.IT'S THIS MATURITY THAT COMES
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  • IT'S THIS MATURITY THAT COMESFROM YIELDING.
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  • FROM YIELDING.IT'S THIS MATURITY THAT COMES
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  • IT'S THIS MATURITY THAT COMESSIMPLY FROM ALLOWING THE SPIRIT
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  • SIMPLY FROM ALLOWING THE SPIRITOF GOD WITHIN US TO DO HIS
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  • OF GOD WITHIN US TO DO HISWORK, TO MAKE US INTO THE IMAGE
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  • WORK, TO MAKE US INTO THE IMAGEOF THE SON OF GOD, JESUS
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  • OF THE SON OF GOD, JESUSCHRIST.
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  • CHRIST.AND HE IS CONSTANTLY PERFORMING
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  • IN EPHESIANS 3, ONE OF MY
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  • IN EPHESIANS 3, ONE OF MYFAVORITE PASSAGES SAYS:
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  • FAVORITE PASSAGES SAYS:"NOW TO HIM WHO IS ABLE
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  • "NOW TO HIM WHO IS ABLETO DO EXCEEDINGLY
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  • TO DO EXCEEDINGLYABUNDANTLY ABOVE AND BEYOND
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  • ABUNDANTLY ABOVE AND BEYONDALL..."
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  • ALL..."IT'S LIKE HOW MANY MORE WORDS
  • 00:06:24.811 --> 00:06:25.712
  • IT'S LIKE HOW MANY MORE WORDSCAN HE PUT IN THERE?
  • 00:06:25.712 --> 00:06:26.946
  • CAN HE PUT IN THERE?[LAUGHTER]
  • 00:06:26.946 --> 00:06:27.580
  • [LAUGHTER]"...EXCEEDINGLY ABUNDANTLY
  • 00:06:27.580 --> 00:06:28.314
  • "...EXCEEDINGLY ABUNDANTLYABOVE AND BEYOND ALL
  • 00:06:28.314 --> 00:06:31.084
  • ABOVE AND BEYOND ALLTHAT WE ASK OR THINK..."
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  • THAT WE ASK OR THINK...""ASK" IS OUR PRAYER LIFE;
  • 00:06:32.252 --> 00:06:35.755
  • "ASK" IS OUR PRAYER LIFE;"THINK" IS OUR IMAGINATION.
  • 00:06:35.755 --> 00:06:37.157
  • "THINK" IS OUR IMAGINATION.AND SO, HE'S MADE A COVENANT
  • 00:06:37.157 --> 00:06:39.125
  • AND SO, HE'S MADE A COVENANTWITH US TO WORK BEYOND THE
  • 00:06:39.125 --> 00:06:42.996
  • WITH US TO WORK BEYOND THEREACH OF MY PRAYER LIFE ON MY
  • 00:06:42.996 --> 00:06:44.631
  • AND HE'S COVENANTED TO WORK IN
  • 00:06:45.999 --> 00:06:47.066
  • AND HE'S COVENANTED TO WORK INMY LIFE, BEYOND MY REACH, ON MY
  • 00:06:47.066 --> 00:06:50.336
  • MY LIFE, BEYOND MY REACH, ON MYDAY OF GREATEST IMAGINATION.
  • 00:06:50.336 --> 00:06:53.173
  • DAY OF GREATEST IMAGINATION.BUT THERE'S A CLAUSE.
  • 00:06:53.173 --> 00:06:56.075
  • BUT THERE'S A CLAUSE.THERE'S CAUSE AND EFFECT.
  • 00:06:56.075 --> 00:06:58.344
  • THERE'S CAUSE AND EFFECT.THERE'S CONTINGENT-- OR THERE'S
  • 00:06:58.344 --> 00:06:59.212
  • THERE'S CONTINGENT-- OR THERE'SSOMETHING CONNECTED TO THIS
  • 00:06:59.212 --> 00:07:00.847
  • SOMETHING CONNECTED TO THISPROMISE.
  • 00:07:00.847 --> 00:07:03.049
  • PROMISE.HE SAYS: NOW UNTO HIM WHO IS
  • 00:07:03.049 --> 00:07:04.017
  • HE SAYS: NOW UNTO HIM WHO ISABLE TO DO EXCEEDINGLY
  • 00:07:04.017 --> 00:07:06.019
  • ABLE TO DO EXCEEDINGLYABUNDANTLY BEYOND ALL WE COULD
  • 00:07:06.019 --> 00:07:07.821
  • ABUNDANTLY BEYOND ALL WE COULDASK OR THINK -- LISTEN TO THE
  • 00:07:07.821 --> 00:07:08.955
  • ASK OR THINK -- LISTEN TO THEPHRASE -- ACCORDING TO THE
  • 00:07:08.955 --> 00:07:12.826
  • PHRASE -- ACCORDING TO THEPOWER THAT WORKS WITHIN US.
  • 00:07:12.826 --> 00:07:17.197
  • POWER THAT WORKS WITHIN US.SO, HIS COMMITMENT TO GO BEYOND
  • 00:07:17.197 --> 00:07:19.432
  • SO, HIS COMMITMENT TO GO BEYONDOUR REACH IN PRAYER AND
  • 00:07:19.432 --> 00:07:21.701
  • OUR REACH IN PRAYER ANDIMAGINATION IS PARALLEL TO THE
  • 00:07:21.701 --> 00:07:23.436
  • IMAGINATION IS PARALLEL TO THELIBERTY WE GIVE HIM TO WORK
  • 00:07:23.436 --> 00:07:25.872
  • LIBERTY WE GIVE HIM TO WORKDEEP WITHIN US.
  • 00:07:25.872 --> 00:07:27.640
  • DEEP WITHIN US.THE DEEPER HE GOES WITHIN ME,
  • 00:07:27.640 --> 00:07:29.843
  • THE DEEPER HE GOES WITHIN ME,FARTHER HE CAN GO BEYOND MY
  • 00:07:29.843 --> 00:07:31.778
  • FARTHER HE CAN GO BEYOND MYPRAYER LIFE.
  • 00:07:31.778 --> 00:07:32.745
  • PRAYER LIFE.THE DEEPER I ALLOW HIM TO WORK
  • 00:07:32.745 --> 00:07:34.347
  • THE DEEPER I ALLOW HIM TO WORKIN ME, THE FARTHER HE GOES
  • 00:07:34.347 --> 00:07:35.148
  • IN ME, THE FARTHER HE GOESBEYOND MY IMAGINATION.
  • 00:07:35.148 --> 00:07:37.150
  • BEYOND MY IMAGINATION.WHY?
  • 00:07:37.150 --> 00:07:38.418
  • WHY?IT'S NOT PUNISHMENT.
  • 00:07:38.418 --> 00:07:39.486
  • IT'S NOT PUNISHMENT.IT'S NOT MANIPULATION,
  • 00:07:39.486 --> 00:07:40.653
  • IT'S NOT MANIPULATION,OF COURSE.
  • 00:07:40.653 --> 00:07:41.955
  • OF COURSE.IT'S NOT CONTROL.
  • 00:07:41.955 --> 00:07:43.857
  • IT'S NOT CONTROL.IT'S SIMPLY THE LORD
  • 00:07:43.857 --> 00:07:45.992
  • IT'S SIMPLY THE LORDCONTINUOUSLY TESTING US -- NOT
  • 00:07:45.992 --> 00:07:48.194
  • CONTINUOUSLY TESTING US -- NOTTO FIND WRONG, BUT CONTINUALLY
  • 00:07:48.194 --> 00:07:51.130
  • TO FIND WRONG, BUT CONTINUALLYTESTING US TO SEE WHAT WEIGHT
  • 00:07:51.130 --> 00:07:55.068
  • TESTING US TO SEE WHAT WEIGHTOF GLORY CAN WE LIVE UNDER.
  • 00:07:55.068 --> 00:07:56.202
  • OF GLORY CAN WE LIVE UNDER.BECAUSE WE ARE BEING RESTORED
  • 00:07:56.202 --> 00:07:57.437
  • BECAUSE WE ARE BEING RESTOREDTO THE ORIGINAL PURPOSE AND
  • 00:07:57.437 --> 00:08:01.407
  • THE SCRIPTURE SAYS: ALL HAVE
  • 00:08:02.475 --> 00:08:04.210
  • THE SCRIPTURE SAYS: ALL HAVESINNED AND FALLEN SHORT OF THE
  • 00:08:04.210 --> 00:08:05.879
  • SINNED AND FALLEN SHORT OF THEGLORY OF GOD.
  • 00:08:05.879 --> 00:08:07.347
  • GLORY OF GOD.SIN MEANS TO MISS THE GOAL OR
  • 00:08:07.347 --> 00:08:08.314
  • SIN MEANS TO MISS THE GOAL ORTHE TARGET.
  • 00:08:08.314 --> 00:08:10.250
  • THE TARGET.SO, IF I WERE AN ARCHER AND I
  • 00:08:10.250 --> 00:08:11.951
  • SO, IF I WERE AN ARCHER AND IWERE SHOOTING AN ARROW AT THAT
  • 00:08:11.951 --> 00:08:14.053
  • WERE SHOOTING AN ARROW AT THATWATER BOTTLE, SIN SAYS THE
  • 00:08:14.053 --> 00:08:15.688
  • WATER BOTTLE, SIN SAYS THEARROW DIDN'T EVEN REACH THE
  • 00:08:15.688 --> 00:08:16.556
  • ARROW DIDN'T EVEN REACH THETARGET.
  • 00:08:16.556 --> 00:08:20.426
  • BUT WHAT WAS THE TARGET IN
  • 00:08:21.160 --> 00:08:23.296
  • BUT WHAT WAS THE TARGET INGOD'S CREATION OF YOU AND ME?
  • 00:08:23.296 --> 00:08:24.764
  • GOD'S CREATION OF YOU AND ME?IT WAS FOR HUMANITY TO LIVE IN
  • 00:08:24.764 --> 00:08:27.333
  • IT WAS FOR HUMANITY TO LIVE INTHE GLORY OF GOD.
  • 00:08:27.333 --> 00:08:28.535
  • THE GLORY OF GOD.ALL HAVE SINNED AND FALLEN
  • 00:08:28.535 --> 00:08:30.770
  • ALL HAVE SINNED AND FALLENSHORT OF THE GLORY.
  • 00:08:30.770 --> 00:08:32.171
  • SHORT OF THE GLORY.GLORY WAS THE ORIGINAL DESIGN
  • 00:08:32.171 --> 00:08:34.073
  • GLORY WAS THE ORIGINAL DESIGNTHAT YOU AND I WOULD LIVE IN
  • 00:08:34.073 --> 00:08:36.042
  • THAT YOU AND I WOULD LIVE INTHE MANIFEST PRESENCE OF KING
  • 00:08:36.042 --> 00:08:38.778
  • THE MANIFEST PRESENCE OF KINGJESUS.
  • 00:08:38.778 --> 00:08:39.512
  • JESUS.WHEN YOU WERE BORN AGAIN, YOU
  • 00:08:39.512 --> 00:08:40.446
  • WHEN YOU WERE BORN AGAIN, YOUWERE REINSTATED TO DIVINE
  • 00:08:40.446 --> 00:08:43.750
  • WERE REINSTATED TO DIVINEPURPOSE.
  • 00:08:43.750 --> 00:08:46.653
  • AND WHEN JESUS, IN JOHN 15,
  • 00:08:47.387 --> 00:08:48.855
  • AND WHEN JESUS, IN JOHN 15,TALKS ABOUT THE PRIVILEGE OF
  • 00:08:48.855 --> 00:08:51.224
  • TALKS ABOUT THE PRIVILEGE OFABIDING IN CHRIST, HE IS
  • 00:08:51.224 --> 00:08:52.892
  • ABIDING IN CHRIST, HE ISRECONNECTING US TO OUR ORIGINAL
  • 00:08:52.892 --> 00:08:53.626
  • RECONNECTING US TO OUR ORIGINALDESIGN OF DWELLING AND LIVING
  • 00:08:53.626 --> 00:09:08.007
  • THERE'S A CYCLE THAT TAKES
  • 00:09:08.741 --> 00:09:09.576
  • THERE'S A CYCLE THAT TAKESPLACE IN THE BOOK OF ACTS.
  • 00:09:09.576 --> 00:09:10.977
  • PLACE IN THE BOOK OF ACTS.AND IT'S LIKE-- IT'S ALMOST
  • 00:09:10.977 --> 00:09:12.245
  • AND IT'S LIKE-- IT'S ALMOSTLIKE A ROAD MAP.
  • 00:09:12.245 --> 00:09:14.013
  • LIKE A ROAD MAP.SOMEDAY, I'M GONNA TRY TO
  • 00:09:14.013 --> 00:09:15.315
  • SOMEDAY, I'M GONNA TRY TOCHART-- I'M NOT A CHART PERSON,
  • 00:09:15.315 --> 00:09:16.783
  • CHART-- I'M NOT A CHART PERSON,BUT, WHO KNOWS?
  • 00:09:16.783 --> 00:09:18.184
  • BUT, WHO KNOWS?I MAY BE INSPIRED ONE DAY TO
  • 00:09:18.184 --> 00:09:19.819
  • I MAY BE INSPIRED ONE DAY TOSTEP OUTSIDE OF MY LIMITATION,
  • 00:09:19.819 --> 00:09:22.855
  • STEP OUTSIDE OF MY LIMITATION,HERE.
  • 00:09:22.855 --> 00:09:25.358
  • HERE.BUT THERE'S THIS THING THAT
  • 00:09:25.358 --> 00:09:25.758
  • BUT THERE'S THIS THING THATHAPPENS.
  • 00:09:25.758 --> 00:09:26.459
  • HAPPENS.IF YOU CAN JUST FOLLOW THIS --
  • 00:09:26.459 --> 00:09:27.460
  • IF YOU CAN JUST FOLLOW THIS --ACTS 2, WE'LL READ A VERSE IN A
  • 00:09:27.460 --> 00:09:28.161
  • ACTS 2, WE'LL READ A VERSE IN AMOMENT -- THERE'S THIS
  • 00:09:28.161 --> 00:09:30.630
  • MOMENT -- THERE'S THISOUTPOURING OF THE SPIRIT.
  • 00:09:30.630 --> 00:09:32.298
  • OUTPOURING OF THE SPIRIT.THERE'S DRAMATIC INCREASE AND
  • 00:09:32.298 --> 00:09:38.972
  • THERE'S DRAMATIC INCREASE ANDTHERE'S DRAMATIC OPPOSITION.
  • 00:09:38.972 --> 00:09:40.573
  • THERE'S DRAMATIC OPPOSITION.OUTPOURING.
  • 00:09:40.573 --> 00:09:41.708
  • OUTPOURING.BLESSING.
  • 00:09:41.708 --> 00:09:44.544
  • BLESSING.INCREASE.
  • 00:09:44.544 --> 00:09:45.378
  • INCREASE.DISCIPLES ARE ADDED DAILY.
  • 00:09:45.378 --> 00:09:49.482
  • DISCIPLES ARE ADDED DAILY.PERSECUTION.
  • 00:09:49.482 --> 00:09:51.250
  • PERSECUTION.THEY MAKE IT THROUGH THE
  • 00:09:51.250 --> 00:09:52.919
  • THEY MAKE IT THROUGH THEPERSECUTION, WITHOUT BECOMING
  • 00:09:52.919 --> 00:09:57.123
  • PERSECUTION, WITHOUT BECOMINGBITTER; THEY BECOME MORE
  • 00:09:57.123 --> 00:09:58.524
  • BITTER; THEY BECOME MOREREFINED IN THEIR FOCUS; THEY
  • 00:09:58.524 --> 00:10:00.360
  • REFINED IN THEIR FOCUS; THEYBECOME MORE BOLD IN THEIR
  • 00:10:00.360 --> 00:10:01.394
  • BECOME MORE BOLD IN THEIRWITNESS, IN THE MIDST OF
  • 00:10:01.394 --> 00:10:03.696
  • WITNESS, IN THE MIDST OFPERSECUTION.
  • 00:10:03.696 --> 00:10:05.131
  • PERSECUTION.WHICH DOES WHAT?
  • 00:10:05.131 --> 00:10:07.066
  • WHICH DOES WHAT?IT BRINGS GREATER INCREASE...
  • 00:10:07.066 --> 00:10:08.868
  • IT BRINGS GREATER INCREASE...GREATER PERSECUTION, GREATER
  • 00:10:08.868 --> 00:10:13.272
  • GREATER PERSECUTION, GREATEROPPOSITION.
  • 00:10:13.272 --> 00:10:16.309
  • OPPOSITION.AGAIN, THEY REFINE THEIR FOCUS.
  • 00:10:16.309 --> 00:10:18.878
  • AGAIN, THEY REFINE THEIR FOCUS.THEY DON'T BECOME COMPLACENT,
  • 00:10:18.878 --> 00:10:19.612
  • THEY DON'T BECOME COMPLACENT,WITHDRAW.
  • 00:10:19.612 --> 00:10:20.713
  • WITHDRAW.THEY DON'T DECIDE TO STAY HOME
  • 00:10:20.713 --> 00:10:23.082
  • THEY DON'T DECIDE TO STAY HOMENOW BECAUSE THEY MAY BE
  • 00:10:23.082 --> 00:10:23.750
  • NOW BECAUSE THEY MAY BECRITICIZED BY THEIR FRIENDS.
  • 00:10:23.750 --> 00:10:25.618
  • CRITICIZED BY THEIR FRIENDS.[SCATTERED LAUGHTER]
  • 00:10:25.618 --> 00:10:26.486
  • [SCATTERED LAUGHTER]THEY REFINE THEIR FOCUS.
  • 00:10:26.486 --> 00:10:28.054
  • THEY REFINE THEIR FOCUS.THEY GIVE THEMSELVES MORE
  • 00:10:28.054 --> 00:10:29.355
  • THEY GIVE THEMSELVES MORECOMPLETELY TO THE WORK OF THE
  • 00:10:29.355 --> 00:10:31.324
  • COMPLETELY TO THE WORK OF THEGOSPEL, WHICH BRINGS GREATER
  • 00:10:31.324 --> 00:10:32.759
  • GOSPEL, WHICH BRINGS GREATERINCREASE -- AGAIN -- WHICH
  • 00:10:32.759 --> 00:10:35.828
  • INCREASE -- AGAIN -- WHICHRESULTS IN, AGAIN, GREATER
  • 00:10:35.828 --> 00:10:39.132
  • RESULTS IN, AGAIN, GREATERPERSECUTION TO THE POINT WHERE
  • 00:10:39.132 --> 00:10:41.501
  • PERSECUTION TO THE POINT WHEREWE NOW HAVE A GUY IN CHARGE OF
  • 00:10:41.501 --> 00:10:45.438
  • WE NOW HAVE A GUY IN CHARGE OFTHE MINISTRY OF PERSECUTION.
  • 00:10:45.438 --> 00:10:49.075
  • HE HOLDS THE GARMENTS OF HIS
  • 00:10:50.276 --> 00:10:51.477
  • HE HOLDS THE GARMENTS OF HISWORKERS WHO STONE STEPHEN
  • 00:10:51.477 --> 00:10:55.982
  • WORKERS WHO STONE STEPHENTO DEATH.
  • 00:10:55.982 --> 00:10:57.083
  • TO DEATH.JESUS IS RECORDED IN SCRIPTURE
  • 00:10:57.083 --> 00:10:59.152
  • JESUS IS RECORDED IN SCRIPTUREAS BEING SEATED AT THE RIGHT
  • 00:10:59.152 --> 00:11:01.320
  • AS BEING SEATED AT THE RIGHTHAND OF THE FATHER.
  • 00:11:01.320 --> 00:11:03.389
  • HAND OF THE FATHER.BUT STEPHEN, THE FIRST MARTYR
  • 00:11:03.389 --> 00:11:05.792
  • BUT STEPHEN, THE FIRST MARTYROF THE CHURCH, WHEN HE DIES,
  • 00:11:05.792 --> 00:11:09.062
  • OF THE CHURCH, WHEN HE DIES,THE SCRIPTURE RECORDS JESUS IS
  • 00:11:09.062 --> 00:11:11.964
  • THE SCRIPTURE RECORDS JESUS ISSTANDING IN HONOR OF THE DEATH
  • 00:11:11.964 --> 00:11:13.700
  • STANDING IN HONOR OF THE DEATHOF THE FIRST ONE TO LOSE HIS
  • 00:11:13.700 --> 00:11:15.034
  • OF THE FIRST ONE TO LOSE HISLIFE FOR THE CAUSE OF THE
  • 00:11:15.034 --> 00:11:16.469
  • LIFE FOR THE CAUSE OF THEGOSPEL.
  • 00:11:16.469 --> 00:11:18.571
  • GOSPEL.AS STEPHEN ENTERS THAT HEAVENLY
  • 00:11:18.571 --> 00:11:20.006
  • AS STEPHEN ENTERS THAT HEAVENLYREALM, JESUS HIMSELF IS
  • 00:11:20.006 --> 00:11:21.441
  • REALM, JESUS HIMSELF ISSTANDING TO WELCOME HIM.
  • 00:11:21.441 --> 00:11:24.744
  • STANDING TO WELCOME HIM.SAUL LEADS THIS MOVEMENT IN
  • 00:11:24.744 --> 00:11:27.180
  • SAUL LEADS THIS MOVEMENT INWHICH THE ENTIRE CHURCH IS
  • 00:11:27.180 --> 00:11:29.982
  • WHICH THE ENTIRE CHURCH ISTERRIFIED OF ONE NAME.
  • 00:11:29.982 --> 00:11:31.350
  • TERRIFIED OF ONE NAME.AND IT'S THIS NAME SAUL.
  • 00:11:31.350 --> 00:11:32.952
  • AND IT'S THIS NAME SAUL.THEY DON'T KNOW WHERE HE'S
  • 00:11:32.952 --> 00:11:33.720
  • THEY DON'T KNOW WHERE HE'SGONNA SHOW UP NEXT.
  • 00:11:33.720 --> 00:11:35.521
  • GONNA SHOW UP NEXT.THEY DON'T KNOW HOW BIG HIS
  • 00:11:35.521 --> 00:11:37.690
  • THEY DON'T KNOW HOW BIG HISMILITARY, HIS GROUP IS GOING TO
  • 00:11:37.690 --> 00:11:39.659
  • MILITARY, HIS GROUP IS GOING TOBE THAT CAPTURE AND KIDNAP AND
  • 00:11:39.659 --> 00:11:41.728
  • BE THAT CAPTURE AND KIDNAP ANDTORTURE AND EVENTUALLY TRY TO
  • 00:11:41.728 --> 00:11:44.530
  • TORTURE AND EVENTUALLY TRY TOKILL THESE BELIEVERS.
  • 00:11:44.530 --> 00:11:45.631
  • KILL THESE BELIEVERS.THEY DON'T KNOW WHEN AND WHERE
  • 00:11:45.631 --> 00:11:46.799
  • THEY DON'T KNOW WHEN AND WHEREIT'S GONNA HAPPEN.
  • 00:11:46.799 --> 00:11:48.735
  • IT'S GONNA HAPPEN.EVERYBODY IS TERRIFIED.
  • 00:11:48.735 --> 00:11:50.536
  • EVERYBODY IS TERRIFIED.AND PAUL-- OR SAUL -- EXCUSE ME
  • 00:11:50.536 --> 00:11:51.537
  • AND PAUL-- OR SAUL -- EXCUSE ME-- IS ON A MISSION.
  • 00:11:51.537 --> 00:11:53.673
  • -- IS ON A MISSION.AND ON THIS MISSION, JESUS
  • 00:11:53.673 --> 00:11:55.942
  • AND ON THIS MISSION, JESUSSHOWS UP.
  • 00:11:55.942 --> 00:11:58.044
  • SHOWS UP.SAUL WOULD BE THE OSAMA BIN
  • 00:11:58.044 --> 00:12:01.781
  • SAUL WOULD BE THE OSAMA BINLADEN OF THAT DAY.
  • 00:12:01.781 --> 00:12:03.549
  • LADEN OF THAT DAY.AND JESUS SHOWS UP, KNOCKS HIM
  • 00:12:03.549 --> 00:12:05.985
  • AND JESUS SHOWS UP, KNOCKS HIMOFF HIS DONKEY.
  • 00:12:05.985 --> 00:12:09.889
  • OFF HIS DONKEY.SAUL CANNOT SEE FOR THREE DAYS.
  • 00:12:09.889 --> 00:12:19.365
  • SAUL CANNOT SEE FOR THREE DAYS.HE WAS BLINDED BY THE GLORY.
  • 00:12:19.365 --> 00:12:21.634
  • HE WAS BLINDED BY THE GLORY.I'M NOT SURE THAT IF THE CHURCH
  • 00:12:21.634 --> 00:12:23.636
  • I'M NOT SURE THAT IF THE CHURCHHAD NOT MADE IT THROUGH THOSE
  • 00:12:23.636 --> 00:12:25.671
  • HAD NOT MADE IT THROUGH THOSELEVELS OF INCREASING PRESSURE
  • 00:12:25.671 --> 00:12:27.373
  • LEVELS OF INCREASING PRESSUREWITH REFINED FOCUS, WITH A
  • 00:12:27.373 --> 00:12:29.275
  • WITH REFINED FOCUS, WITH AGREATER RESOLVE FOR PREACHING
  • 00:12:29.275 --> 00:12:30.910
  • GREATER RESOLVE FOR PREACHINGTHE PURITY OF THE GOSPEL, FOR
  • 00:12:30.910 --> 00:12:32.512
  • THE PURITY OF THE GOSPEL, FORLIVING A LIFE WORTHY OF THE
  • 00:12:32.512 --> 00:12:33.613
  • LIVING A LIFE WORTHY OF THEGOSPEL, I'M NOT SURE THERE
  • 00:12:33.613 --> 00:12:34.947
  • GOSPEL, I'M NOT SURE THEREWOULD HAVE BEEN THAT MEASURE OF
  • 00:12:34.947 --> 00:12:37.183
  • WOULD HAVE BEEN THAT MEASURE OFGLORY TO TURN THE HEART OF THIS
  • 00:12:37.183 --> 00:12:39.352
  • GLORY TO TURN THE HEART OF THISONE MAN, WHO HAD GIVEN HIS LIFE
  • 00:12:39.352 --> 00:12:40.820
  • ONE MAN, WHO HAD GIVEN HIS LIFEFOR THE DESTRUCTION OF THE
  • 00:12:40.820 --> 00:12:42.789
  • FOR THE DESTRUCTION OF THECHURCH.
  • 00:12:42.789 --> 00:12:44.423
  • CHURCH.AND YET, JESUS SHOWED UP AND
  • 00:12:44.423 --> 00:12:47.326
  • AND YET, JESUS SHOWED UP ANDTHE GLORY BLINDED HIM.
  • 00:12:47.326 --> 00:12:48.494
  • THE GLORY BLINDED HIM.HE WAS BLINDED FOR THREE DAYS,
  • 00:12:48.494 --> 00:12:49.495
  • HE WAS BLINDED FOR THREE DAYS,UNTIL A SERVANT OF THE LORD
  • 00:12:49.495 --> 00:12:52.465
  • UNTIL A SERVANT OF THE LORDLAID HANDS ON HIM.
  • 00:12:52.465 --> 00:12:54.066
  • LAID HANDS ON HIM.NOW, REMEMBER -- IT'S HARD TO
  • 00:12:54.066 --> 00:12:55.334
  • NOW, REMEMBER -- IT'S HARD TOFIND A SERVANT OF THE LORD
  • 00:12:55.334 --> 00:12:56.235
  • FIND A SERVANT OF THE LORDTHAT'S WILLING TO PRAY FOR THE
  • 00:12:56.235 --> 00:12:57.603
  • THAT'S WILLING TO PRAY FOR THEDEVIL.
  • 00:12:57.603 --> 00:13:00.273
  • SAUL'S NOT THE DEVIL, BUT, THEY
  • 00:13:01.140 --> 00:13:03.376
  • SAUL'S NOT THE DEVIL, BUT, THEYTHOUGHT HE WAS.
  • 00:13:03.376 --> 00:13:04.143
  • THOUGHT HE WAS.HE IS SO MUCH IN OPPOSITION TO
  • 00:13:04.143 --> 00:13:05.478
  • HE IS SO MUCH IN OPPOSITION TOWHAT GOD'S DOING IN THE CHURCH.
  • 00:13:05.478 --> 00:13:08.447
  • WHAT GOD'S DOING IN THE CHURCH.AND WHEN THE LORD CALLED THIS
  • 00:13:08.447 --> 00:13:10.082
  • AND WHEN THE LORD CALLED THISMAN, ANANAIAS, TO COME AND LAY
  • 00:13:10.082 --> 00:13:11.350
  • MAN, ANANAIAS, TO COME AND LAYHANDS ON HIM, SCALES FELL OFF
  • 00:13:11.350 --> 00:13:14.353
  • HANDS ON HIM, SCALES FELL OFFSAUL'S EYES AND HE BECAME THIS
  • 00:13:14.353 --> 00:13:19.659
  • SAUL'S EYES AND HE BECAME THISVIBRANT MINISTER OF THE GOSPEL.
  • 00:13:19.659 --> 00:13:20.293
  • VIBRANT MINISTER OF THE GOSPEL.IT WAS SO DRAMATIC AND SO
  • 00:13:20.293 --> 00:13:22.195
  • IT WAS SO DRAMATIC AND SOOVERNIGHT THAT THE CHURCH DID
  • 00:13:22.195 --> 00:13:24.664
  • OVERNIGHT THAT THE CHURCH DIDNOT BELIEVE IT.
  • 00:13:24.664 --> 00:13:25.832
  • NOT BELIEVE IT.THEY HEARD REPORTS AND THEY
  • 00:13:25.832 --> 00:13:29.402
  • THEY HEARD REPORTS AND THEYTHOUGHT: NO.
  • 00:13:29.402 --> 00:13:30.469
  • THOUGHT: NO.NO WAY.
  • 00:13:30.469 --> 00:13:31.871
  • NO WAY.HE'S JUST USING A NEW TACTIC.
  • 00:13:31.871 --> 00:13:32.572
  • HE'S JUST USING A NEW TACTIC.HE JUST WANTS TO GET INTO THE
  • 00:13:32.572 --> 00:13:34.507
  • HE JUST WANTS TO GET INTO THESECRET MEETINGS SO HE CAN FIND
  • 00:13:34.507 --> 00:13:35.308
  • SECRET MEETINGS SO HE CAN FINDOUT WHO WE ARE AND WHERE WE
  • 00:13:35.308 --> 00:13:38.044
  • OUT WHO WE ARE AND WHERE WEMEET.
  • 00:13:38.044 --> 00:13:38.678
  • MEET.I'VE BEEN IN ROME, IN THE
  • 00:13:38.678 --> 00:13:41.614
  • I'VE BEEN IN ROME, IN THECATACOMBS, UNDERGROUND, WHERE
  • 00:13:41.614 --> 00:13:46.085
  • CATACOMBS, UNDERGROUND, WHERETHEY HAD CUBBYHOLES DUG OUT OF
  • 00:13:46.085 --> 00:13:47.253
  • THEY HAD CUBBYHOLES DUG OUT OFTHE WALL WHERE THEY WOULD PUT
  • 00:13:47.253 --> 00:13:48.087
  • THE WALL WHERE THEY WOULD PUTTHE BODIES AS THE BELIEVERS
  • 00:13:48.087 --> 00:13:49.388
  • THE BODIES AS THE BELIEVERSWOULD DIE.
  • 00:13:49.388 --> 00:13:51.057
  • WOULD DIE.AND THEY WOULD MEET IN THESE
  • 00:13:51.057 --> 00:13:52.024
  • AND THEY WOULD MEET IN THESEUNDERGROUND CATACOMBS.
  • 00:13:52.024 --> 00:13:53.059
  • UNDERGROUND CATACOMBS.YOU HAVE TO IMAGINE THE STENCH.
  • 00:13:53.059 --> 00:13:55.094
  • YOU HAVE TO IMAGINE THE STENCH.AND THEY WOULD MEET, HIDDEN
  • 00:13:55.094 --> 00:13:56.696
  • AND THEY WOULD MEET, HIDDENAWAY IN THESE PLACES, BECAUSE
  • 00:13:56.696 --> 00:13:57.964
  • AWAY IN THESE PLACES, BECAUSEOF THE INTENSE OPPOSITION AND
  • 00:13:57.964 --> 00:14:01.234
  • OF THE INTENSE OPPOSITION ANDPERSECUTION.
  • 00:14:01.234 --> 00:14:03.736
  • PERSECUTION.AND NOW, THE HEAD GUY OF THE
  • 00:14:03.736 --> 00:14:06.672
  • AND NOW, THE HEAD GUY OF THEPERSECUTION IS QUOTE, UNQUOTE
  • 00:14:06.672 --> 00:14:08.007
  • PERSECUTION IS QUOTE, UNQUOTE"SAVED" AND THE CHURCH IS NOT
  • 00:14:08.007 --> 00:14:11.077
  • "SAVED" AND THE CHURCH IS NOTBUYING IT.
  • 00:14:11.077 --> 00:14:12.144
  • BUYING IT.AND THERE WAS A GUY NAMED
  • 00:14:12.144 --> 00:14:13.646
  • AND THERE WAS A GUY NAMEDBARNABAS.
  • 00:14:13.646 --> 00:14:15.181
  • BARNABAS.HIS NAME MEANS "SON OF
  • 00:14:15.181 --> 00:14:17.383
  • HIS NAME MEANS "SON OFENCOURAGEMENT."
  • 00:14:17.383 --> 00:14:20.686
  • ENCOURAGEMENT."IT TOOK AN ENCOURAGER.
  • 00:14:20.686 --> 00:14:25.958
  • IT TOOK AN ENCOURAGER.IT TOOK SOMEBODY WHO BELIEVED
  • 00:14:25.958 --> 00:14:27.460
  • IT TOOK SOMEBODY WHO BELIEVEDTHE BEST ABOUT OTHERS, WHO WAS
  • 00:14:27.460 --> 00:14:29.562
  • THE BEST ABOUT OTHERS, WHO WASALWAYS LOOKING FOR THE GOLD,
  • 00:14:29.562 --> 00:14:30.429
  • ALWAYS LOOKING FOR THE GOLD,WHO LIVED TO MAKE OTHERS
  • 00:14:30.429 --> 00:14:32.431
  • WHO LIVED TO MAKE OTHERSSTRONGER.
  • 00:14:32.431 --> 00:14:34.901
  • STRONGER.IT TOOK A BARNABAS TO GO FIND
  • 00:14:34.901 --> 00:14:36.736
  • IT TOOK A BARNABAS TO GO FINDTHIS SAUL OF TARSUS AND
  • 00:14:36.736 --> 00:14:38.271
  • THIS SAUL OF TARSUS ANDACTUALLY VERIFY: IT'S TRUE.
  • 00:14:38.271 --> 00:14:41.173
  • ACTUALLY VERIFY: IT'S TRUE.HE'S ACTUALLY SAVED.
  • 00:14:41.173 --> 00:14:43.843
  • HE'S ACTUALLY SAVED.HE'S TRULY BORN AGAIN.
  • 00:14:43.843 --> 00:14:46.379
  • HE'S TRULY BORN AGAIN.THE STORY OF SAUL-- OR BARNABAS
  • 00:14:46.379 --> 00:14:47.813
  • THE STORY OF SAUL-- OR BARNABASAND SAUL, AS DRAMATIC AND
  • 00:14:47.813 --> 00:14:50.283
  • AND SAUL, AS DRAMATIC ANDGLORIOUS, IS FOR ANOTHER DAY.
  • 00:14:50.283 --> 00:14:51.851
  • GLORIOUS, IS FOR ANOTHER DAY.BUT I WANT YOU TO LOOK AT JUST
  • 00:14:51.851 --> 00:14:53.819
  • BUT I WANT YOU TO LOOK AT JUSTA COUPLE VERSES BECAUSE I WANNA
  • 00:14:53.819 --> 00:14:55.054
  • A COUPLE VERSES BECAUSE I WANNATAKE YOU TO...THE NEEDLE IN THE
  • 00:14:55.054 --> 00:14:58.891
  • TAKE YOU TO...THE NEEDLE IN THEHAYSTACK FOR ME.
  • 00:14:58.891 --> 00:15:01.594
  • HAYSTACK FOR ME.ARE YOU READY?
  • 00:15:01.594 --> 00:15:04.063
  • DON'T EVER EXCHANGE THE FAVOR
  • 00:15:04.830 --> 00:15:05.698
  • DON'T EVER EXCHANGE THE FAVOROF MAN FOR THE FAVOR OF GOD.
  • 00:15:05.698 --> 00:15:06.332
  • OF MAN FOR THE FAVOR OF GOD.[APPLAUSE]
  • 00:15:06.332 --> 00:15:07.466
  • [APPLAUSE]LET THE FAVOR OF GOD BRING
  • 00:15:07.466 --> 00:15:11.938
  • [SOUND OF CHOPPING]
  • 00:15:13.239 --> 00:15:14.407
  • [SOUND OF CHOPPING]♪ GOD, OUR FATHER ♪
  • 00:15:14.407 --> 00:15:17.043
  • ♪ GOD, OUR FATHER ♪♪ LORD OF ALL ♪
  • 00:15:17.043 --> 00:15:22.481
  • ♪ LORD OF ALL ♪[LAUGHTER]
  • 00:15:22.481 --> 00:15:24.050
  • [LAUGHTER]- MAMA, CAN YOU DANCE WITH ME?
  • 00:15:24.050 --> 00:15:26.252
  • - MAMA, CAN YOU DANCE WITH ME?- MOTHER: OH, OF COURSE, BABE!
  • 00:15:26.252 --> 00:15:30.890
  • - MOTHER: OH, OF COURSE, BABE!OH...YEAH...
  • 00:15:30.890 --> 00:15:32.825
  • OH...YEAH...[MIRTHFUL SOUNDS]
  • 00:15:32.825 --> 00:15:35.661
  • [MIRTHFUL SOUNDS][VOCALIZING]
  • 00:15:35.661 --> 00:15:41.200
  • - MALE ANNOUNCER: RIGHT NOW,
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  • BILL JOHNSON'S FOUR-PART AUDIO
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  • SERIES "IGNITE THE PRESENCE" IS
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  • WE'LL SEND YOU "AWAKEN, HOLY
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  • SPIRIT," A FIVE-PART DVD SERIES
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  • FROM SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE
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  • BETHEL PASTORS AND TEACHERS;
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  • PLUS, BILL JOHNSON'S POWERFUL
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  • BOOK "HOSTING THE PRESENCE."
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  • CALL OR GO ONLINE, NOW, TO
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  • SHARE A GIFT AND REQUEST THESE
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  • POWERFUL RESOURCES ON THE HOLY
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  • SPIRIT AND HOW YOU CAN EMBRACE
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  • AND PARTNER WITH HIM MORE FULLY
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  • - ANDREW TALLE: THE LORD SPOKE
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  • - ANDREW TALLE: THE LORD SPOKETO ME REALLY STRONGLY THAT: I
  • 00:16:12.932 --> 00:16:13.933
  • TO ME REALLY STRONGLY THAT: IWANT YOU TO DO A CODING SCHOOL.
  • 00:16:13.933 --> 00:16:15.801
  • WANT YOU TO DO A CODING SCHOOL.AND, I'LL TAKE CARE OF THE JOB,
  • 00:16:15.801 --> 00:16:18.771
  • AND, I'LL TAKE CARE OF THE JOB,IF YOU FOLLOW THROUGH.
  • 00:16:18.771 --> 00:16:20.006
  • IF YOU FOLLOW THROUGH.AFTER BETHEL TECH, I GOT THE
  • 00:16:20.006 --> 00:16:22.074
  • AFTER BETHEL TECH, I GOT THECALL TO COME OUT HERE TO THE
  • 00:16:22.074 --> 00:16:23.142
  • CALL TO COME OUT HERE TO THEBAY AREA AND START MY
  • 00:16:23.142 --> 00:16:25.044
  • BAY AREA AND START MYAPPRENTICESHIP WITH IBM.
  • 00:16:25.044 --> 00:16:26.145
  • APPRENTICESHIP WITH IBM.AND THE LORD WANTS TO DO WHAT
  • 00:16:26.145 --> 00:16:29.215
  • AND THE LORD WANTS TO DO WHATHE DID WITH DANIEL.
  • 00:16:29.215 --> 00:16:29.949
  • HE DID WITH DANIEL.HE WANTS TO PUT
  • 00:16:29.949 --> 00:16:31.484
  • HE WANTS TO PUTHIS KIDS THAT
  • 00:16:31.484 --> 00:16:31.984
  • HIS KIDS THATCARRY HIS SPIRIT
  • 00:16:31.984 --> 00:16:32.685
  • CARRY HIS SPIRITINTO THE MOST
  • 00:16:32.685 --> 00:16:33.252
  • INTO THE MOSTINFLUENTIAL PLACES
  • 00:16:33.252 --> 00:16:40.960
  • INFLUENTIAL PLACESIN THE WORLD.
  • 00:16:40.960 --> 00:16:43.429
  • IN THE WORLD.- BILL: ACTS 2.
  • 00:16:43.429 --> 00:16:55.641
  • THIS IS-- THERE'S A GOOD CHANCE
  • 00:16:56.509 --> 00:16:58.310
  • THIS IS-- THERE'S A GOOD CHANCETHIS IS TWO...THREE, MAYBE FOUR
  • 00:16:58.310 --> 00:16:59.445
  • THIS IS TWO...THREE, MAYBE FOURYEARS AFTER THE DAY OF
  • 00:16:59.445 --> 00:17:03.349
  • VERSE 42: "AND THEY CONTINUED
  • 00:17:04.517 --> 00:17:06.252
  • VERSE 42: "AND THEY CONTINUEDSTEADFASTLY IN THE APOSTLES'
  • 00:17:06.252 --> 00:17:07.987
  • STEADFASTLY IN THE APOSTLES'DOCTRINE AND FELLOWSHIP, IN THE
  • 00:17:07.987 --> 00:17:09.021
  • DOCTRINE AND FELLOWSHIP, IN THEBREAKING OF BREAD, AND IN
  • 00:17:09.021 --> 00:17:12.058
  • BREAKING OF BREAD, AND INPRAYERS."
  • 00:17:12.058 --> 00:17:12.858
  • PRAYERS."I LOVE THAT THE SCRIPTURE GIVES
  • 00:17:12.858 --> 00:17:14.060
  • I LOVE THAT THE SCRIPTURE GIVESUS AN OUTLINE OF WHAT WAS
  • 00:17:14.060 --> 00:17:15.528
  • US AN OUTLINE OF WHAT WASIMPORTANT.
  • 00:17:15.528 --> 00:17:18.230
  • IMPORTANT.THEY FOUND THESE WERE THE
  • 00:17:18.230 --> 00:17:18.964
  • THEY FOUND THESE WERE THEESSENTIAL THINGS.
  • 00:17:18.964 --> 00:17:21.667
  • ESSENTIAL THINGS.AND, IT SAYS THEY CONTINUED.
  • 00:17:21.667 --> 00:17:26.405
  • THEY REDEVOTED-- IT'S LIKE A
  • 00:17:27.173 --> 00:17:28.974
  • THEY REDEVOTED-- IT'S LIKE AHUSBAND TELLING HIS WIFE THAT
  • 00:17:28.974 --> 00:17:31.777
  • HUSBAND TELLING HIS WIFE THATHE LOVES HER, EVERY DAY OF
  • 00:17:31.777 --> 00:17:32.978
  • HE LOVES HER, EVERY DAY OFTHEIR MARRIAGE, NOT JUST ON
  • 00:17:32.978 --> 00:17:34.814
  • THEIR MARRIAGE, NOT JUST ONTHEIR ANNIVERSARY, EVERY DAY
  • 00:17:34.814 --> 00:17:38.017
  • THEIR ANNIVERSARY, EVERY DAYRENEWING THE VOWS OF DEVOTION
  • 00:17:38.017 --> 00:17:39.952
  • RENEWING THE VOWS OF DEVOTIONAND COMMITMENT.
  • 00:17:39.952 --> 00:17:41.487
  • AND COMMITMENT.AND THESE BELIEVERS, NOW, A
  • 00:17:41.487 --> 00:17:43.656
  • AND THESE BELIEVERS, NOW, ACOUPLE YEARS IN, AFTER THIS
  • 00:17:43.656 --> 00:17:45.691
  • COUPLE YEARS IN, AFTER THISINVASION OF HEAVEN -- IT
  • 00:17:45.691 --> 00:17:47.927
  • INVASION OF HEAVEN -- ITREVEALS WHAT HELPED THEM TO
  • 00:17:47.927 --> 00:17:52.698
  • "AND THEY CONTINUED STEADFASTLY
  • 00:17:53.566 --> 00:17:54.266
  • "AND THEY CONTINUED STEADFASTLYIN THE APOSTLES' DOCTRINE..."
  • 00:17:54.266 --> 00:17:55.067
  • IN THE APOSTLES' DOCTRINE..."WHAT IS THE APOSTLES' DOCTRINE?
  • 00:17:55.067 --> 00:17:56.235
  • WHAT IS THE APOSTLES' DOCTRINE?I'M GLAD IT DOESN'T LIST A LIST
  • 00:17:56.235 --> 00:18:00.840
  • I'M GLAD IT DOESN'T LIST A LISTOF DOCTRINES.
  • 00:18:00.840 --> 00:18:02.074
  • OF DOCTRINES.I PERSONALLY BELIEVE, WHEN IT
  • 00:18:02.074 --> 00:18:03.642
  • I PERSONALLY BELIEVE, WHEN ITSAYS "APOSTLES' DOCTRINE," IT
  • 00:18:03.642 --> 00:18:05.744
  • SAYS "APOSTLES' DOCTRINE," ITIS REFERRING TO THE PRESENT
  • 00:18:05.744 --> 00:18:07.113
  • IS REFERRING TO THE PRESENTWORD THAT GOD IS RELEASING INTO
  • 00:18:07.113 --> 00:18:08.681
  • WORD THAT GOD IS RELEASING INTOTHE CHURCH FOR EACH SPECIFIC
  • 00:18:08.681 --> 00:18:10.783
  • THE CHURCH FOR EACH SPECIFICSEASON.
  • 00:18:10.783 --> 00:18:12.852
  • SEASON.SO, THEY ARE ALL PAYING
  • 00:18:12.852 --> 00:18:14.520
  • SO, THEY ARE ALL PAYINGATTENTION TO THE PRESENT WORD.
  • 00:18:14.520 --> 00:18:16.155
  • ATTENTION TO THE PRESENT WORD.YOU DON'T GET A PRESENT WORD
  • 00:18:16.155 --> 00:18:17.123
  • YOU DON'T GET A PRESENT WORDUNLESS YOU'RE PART OF A
  • 00:18:17.123 --> 00:18:29.001
  • UNLESS YOU'RE PART OF ACORPORATE FAMILY.
  • 00:18:29.001 --> 00:18:30.436
  • CORPORATE FAMILY.[LAUGHTER]
  • 00:18:30.436 --> 00:18:31.070
  • [LAUGHTER]AMEN, BILL.
  • 00:18:31.070 --> 00:18:32.204
  • AMEN, BILL.THAT WAS SO GOOD.
  • 00:18:32.204 --> 00:18:32.805
  • THAT WAS SO GOOD.[LAUGHTER]
  • 00:18:32.805 --> 00:18:34.240
  • [LAUGHTER]THAT WAS SO GOOD.
  • 00:18:34.240 --> 00:18:35.040
  • THAT WAS SO GOOD."AND THEY CONTINUED STEADFASTLY
  • 00:18:35.040 --> 00:18:35.941
  • "AND THEY CONTINUED STEADFASTLYIN THE APOSTLES' DOCTRINE AND
  • 00:18:35.941 --> 00:18:36.842
  • IN THE APOSTLES' DOCTRINE ANDFELLOWSHIP..."
  • 00:18:36.842 --> 00:18:41.413
  • FELLOWSHIP..."FELLOWSHIP...IS NOT JUST
  • 00:18:41.413 --> 00:18:42.047
  • FELLOWSHIP...IS NOT JUSTHANGING OUT OVER COFFEE,
  • 00:18:42.047 --> 00:18:43.082
  • HANGING OUT OVER COFFEE,TALKING ABOUT GOING
  • 00:18:43.082 --> 00:18:44.150
  • TALKING ABOUT GOINGHUNTING...AS MUCH AS I LOVE
  • 00:18:44.150 --> 00:18:47.553
  • HUNTING...AS MUCH AS I LOVETHAT.
  • 00:18:47.553 --> 00:18:48.454
  • THAT.AND THAT IS FELLOWSHIP FOR ME.
  • 00:18:48.454 --> 00:18:51.423
  • AND THAT IS FELLOWSHIP FOR ME.THIS IS REFERRING TO SOMETHING
  • 00:18:51.423 --> 00:18:54.460
  • THIS IS REFERRING TO SOMETHINGTHAT'S MUCH MORE PROFOUND AND
  • 00:18:54.460 --> 00:18:55.060
  • THAT'S MUCH MORE PROFOUND ANDDEEPER.
  • 00:18:55.060 --> 00:18:55.961
  • DEEPER.IT'S THE EXCHANGE OF LIFE, ONE
  • 00:18:55.961 --> 00:18:57.429
  • IT'S THE EXCHANGE OF LIFE, ONEMEMBER TO ANOTHER.
  • 00:18:57.429 --> 00:18:58.664
  • MEMBER TO ANOTHER."...FELLOWSHIP, IN THE BREAKING
  • 00:18:58.664 --> 00:19:01.700
  • "...FELLOWSHIP, IN THE BREAKINGOF BREAD, AND IN PRAYERS."
  • 00:19:01.700 --> 00:19:02.701
  • OF BREAD, AND IN PRAYERS."BREAKING OF BREAD COULD BE
  • 00:19:02.701 --> 00:19:04.470
  • BREAKING OF BREAD COULD BEMEALS TOGETHER.
  • 00:19:04.470 --> 00:19:05.738
  • MEALS TOGETHER.IT COULD ALSO BE IMPLYING THE
  • 00:19:05.738 --> 00:19:07.673
  • IT COULD ALSO BE IMPLYING THECOMMUNION SERVICE.
  • 00:19:07.673 --> 00:19:08.407
  • COMMUNION SERVICE.I THINK IT'S PROBABLY TALKING
  • 00:19:08.407 --> 00:19:10.309
  • I THINK IT'S PROBABLY TALKINGABOUT MEALS AND THE FACT THAT
  • 00:19:10.309 --> 00:19:12.778
  • ABOUT MEALS AND THE FACT THATTHEY-- THEY TOOK PERSONAL TIME
  • 00:19:12.778 --> 00:19:13.579
  • THEY-- THEY TOOK PERSONAL TIMETO MAKE SURE THEY SHARED WITH
  • 00:19:13.579 --> 00:19:15.281
  • TO MAKE SURE THEY SHARED WITHOTHER BELIEVERS.
  • 00:19:15.281 --> 00:19:16.849
  • OTHER BELIEVERS.SO, THEY DID THESE FOUR THINGS.
  • 00:19:16.849 --> 00:19:19.652
  • SO, THEY DID THESE FOUR THINGS.VERSE 43: "THEN FEAR CAME UPON
  • 00:19:19.652 --> 00:19:21.020
  • VERSE 43: "THEN FEAR CAME UPONEVERY SOUL, AND MANY WONDERS
  • 00:19:21.020 --> 00:19:23.222
  • EVERY SOUL, AND MANY WONDERSAND SIGNS WERE DONE THROUGH THE
  • 00:19:23.222 --> 00:19:25.124
  • AND SIGNS WERE DONE THROUGH THEAPOSTLES."
  • 00:19:25.124 --> 00:19:27.493
  • APOSTLES."NOW, LET ME-- THE APOSTOLIC
  • 00:19:27.493 --> 00:19:29.195
  • NOW, LET ME-- THE APOSTOLICMINISTRY HELPS TO RELEASE THE
  • 00:19:29.195 --> 00:19:30.095
  • MINISTRY HELPS TO RELEASE THESIGNS AND WONDERS MINISTRY INTO
  • 00:19:30.095 --> 00:19:32.698
  • SIGNS AND WONDERS MINISTRY INTOTHE CHURCH.
  • 00:19:32.698 --> 00:19:33.499
  • THE CHURCH.BUT IT WAS NEVER MEANT TO BE
  • 00:19:33.499 --> 00:19:34.433
  • BUT IT WAS NEVER MEANT TO BESOMETHING THAT THEY ALONE WERE
  • 00:19:34.433 --> 00:19:38.671
  • SOMETHING THAT THEY ALONE WEREKNOWN FOR.
  • 00:19:38.671 --> 00:19:41.173
  • KNOWN FOR.IT WAS ALWAYS SUPPOSED TO BE
  • 00:19:41.173 --> 00:19:42.308
  • IT WAS ALWAYS SUPPOSED TO BETHE EQUIPPING OF THE SAINTS SO
  • 00:19:42.308 --> 00:19:43.142
  • THE EQUIPPING OF THE SAINTS SOTHAT THE SAINTS COULD DO THIS
  • 00:19:43.142 --> 00:19:45.711
  • THAT THE SAINTS COULD DO THISWORK OF SERVICE.
  • 00:19:45.711 --> 00:19:46.645
  • WORK OF SERVICE.HERE, IT IS RECORDED, AS
  • 00:19:46.645 --> 00:19:49.348
  • HERE, IT IS RECORDED, ASINITIALLY INITIATED BY THE
  • 00:19:49.348 --> 00:19:51.450
  • INITIALLY INITIATED BY THEAPOSTLES, WHERE THEY WERE KNOWN
  • 00:19:51.450 --> 00:19:52.284
  • APOSTLES, WHERE THEY WERE KNOWNFOR MIRACLE, SIGNS, AND
  • 00:19:52.284 --> 00:19:52.985
  • FOR MIRACLE, SIGNS, ANDWONDERS.
  • 00:19:52.985 --> 00:19:54.353
  • WONDERS.VERSE 43, AGAIN: "THEN FEAR
  • 00:19:54.353 --> 00:19:55.921
  • VERSE 43, AGAIN: "THEN FEARCAME UPON EVERY SOUL, AND MANY
  • 00:19:55.921 --> 00:19:57.089
  • CAME UPON EVERY SOUL, AND MANYWONDERS AND SIGNS WERE DONE
  • 00:19:57.089 --> 00:19:58.490
  • WONDERS AND SIGNS WERE DONETHROUGH THE APOSTLES.
  • 00:19:58.490 --> 00:20:00.426
  • THROUGH THE APOSTLES.NOW ALL WHO BELIEVED WERE
  • 00:20:00.426 --> 00:20:01.760
  • NOW ALL WHO BELIEVED WERETOGETHER, AND HAD ALL THINGS IN
  • 00:20:01.760 --> 00:20:03.596
  • TOGETHER, AND HAD ALL THINGS INCOMMON, AND SOLD THEIR
  • 00:20:03.596 --> 00:20:04.897
  • COMMON, AND SOLD THEIRPOSSESSIONS...DIVIDED THEM
  • 00:20:04.897 --> 00:20:07.099
  • POSSESSIONS...DIVIDED THEMAMONG ALL...CONTINUING DAILY
  • 00:20:07.099 --> 00:20:08.634
  • AMONG ALL...CONTINUING DAILYWITH ONE ACCORD IN THE TEMPLE,
  • 00:20:08.634 --> 00:20:09.902
  • WITH ONE ACCORD IN THE TEMPLE,AND BREAKING BREAD FROM HOUSE
  • 00:20:09.902 --> 00:20:10.669
  • AND BREAKING BREAD FROM HOUSETO HOUSE..."
  • 00:20:10.669 --> 00:20:12.471
  • TO HOUSE..."THERE'S THE CORPORATE.
  • 00:20:12.471 --> 00:20:13.539
  • THERE'S THE CORPORATE.THERE'S THE SMALLER GATHERING.
  • 00:20:13.539 --> 00:20:14.940
  • THERE'S THE SMALLER GATHERING."...WITH GLADNESS AND
  • 00:20:14.940 --> 00:20:16.008
  • "...WITH GLADNESS ANDSIMPLICITY OF HEART, PRAISING
  • 00:20:16.008 --> 00:20:17.576
  • SIMPLICITY OF HEART, PRAISINGGOD AND HAVING FAVOR WITH ALL
  • 00:20:17.576 --> 00:20:18.210
  • GOD AND HAVING FAVOR WITH ALLTHE PEOPLE.
  • 00:20:18.210 --> 00:20:20.346
  • THE PEOPLE.AND THE LORD ADDED TO THE
  • 00:20:20.346 --> 00:20:22.548
  • AND THE LORD ADDED TO THECHURCH DAILY..."
  • 00:20:22.548 --> 00:20:29.888
  • CHURCH DAILY..."- AUDIENCE MEMBER: SO GOOD.
  • 00:20:29.888 --> 00:20:37.896
  • IN ACTS 3, THERE'S A MIRACLE
  • 00:20:38.664 --> 00:20:39.732
  • IN ACTS 3, THERE'S A MIRACLETHROUGH...PETER AND JOHN, AT
  • 00:20:39.732 --> 00:20:42.801
  • THROUGH...PETER AND JOHN, ATTHE GATE.
  • 00:20:42.801 --> 00:20:44.136
  • THE GATE.THERE'S A LAME MAN WHO'S
  • 00:20:44.136 --> 00:20:44.903
  • THERE'S A LAME MAN WHO'SHEALED.
  • 00:20:44.903 --> 00:20:46.438
  • HEALED.THEY ARE QUICKLY ARRESTED.
  • 00:20:46.438 --> 00:20:48.474
  • THEY ARE QUICKLY ARRESTED.THEY ARE THREATENED.
  • 00:20:48.474 --> 00:20:51.410
  • THEY ARE THREATENED.THEY ARE, UH, TOLD TO NEVER DO
  • 00:20:51.410 --> 00:20:51.944
  • THEY ARE, UH, TOLD TO NEVER DOTHAT AGAIN.
  • 00:20:51.944 --> 00:20:54.580
  • THAT AGAIN.PETER ASKED THE QUESTION,
  • 00:20:54.580 --> 00:20:55.714
  • PETER ASKED THE QUESTION,WHETHER "WE OBEY GOD OR OBEY
  • 00:20:55.714 --> 00:20:57.249
  • WHETHER "WE OBEY GOD OR OBEYYOU -- YOU FIGURE IT OUT,"
  • 00:20:57.249 --> 00:20:58.751
  • YOU -- YOU FIGURE IT OUT,"WHICH WAS A QUESTION THEY
  • 00:20:58.751 --> 00:21:00.886
  • WHICH WAS A QUESTION THEYCOULDN'T ANSWER.
  • 00:21:00.886 --> 00:21:01.787
  • COULDN'T ANSWER.WHEN THEY WERE RELEASED, THEY
  • 00:21:01.787 --> 00:21:02.655
  • WHEN THEY WERE RELEASED, THEYWENT TO A PRAYER MEETING, WHICH
  • 00:21:02.655 --> 00:21:05.424
  • WENT TO A PRAYER MEETING, WHICHIS...FUN TO SEE.
  • 00:21:05.424 --> 00:21:06.825
  • IS...FUN TO SEE.SOON AS YOU GET OUT OF PRISON,
  • 00:21:06.825 --> 00:21:08.494
  • SOON AS YOU GET OUT OF PRISON,JUST GO TO A PRAYER MEETING.
  • 00:21:08.494 --> 00:21:10.629
  • JUST GO TO A PRAYER MEETING.AND HE SAYS, IN VERSE 29:
  • 00:21:10.629 --> 00:21:12.097
  • AND HE SAYS, IN VERSE 29:"'NOW, LORD, LOOK ON THEIR
  • 00:21:12.097 --> 00:21:13.932
  • "'NOW, LORD, LOOK ON THEIRTHREATS, AND GRANT TO YOUR
  • 00:21:13.932 --> 00:21:15.868
  • THREATS, AND GRANT TO YOURSERVANTS THAT WITH ALL BOLDNESS
  • 00:21:15.868 --> 00:21:16.935
  • SERVANTS THAT WITH ALL BOLDNESSTHEY MAY SPEAK YOUR WORD, BY
  • 00:21:16.935 --> 00:21:18.904
  • THEY MAY SPEAK YOUR WORD, BYSTRETCHING OUT YOUR HAND TO
  • 00:21:18.904 --> 00:21:19.538
  • STRETCHING OUT YOUR HAND TOHEAL, AND THAT SIGNS AND
  • 00:21:19.538 --> 00:21:20.706
  • HEAL, AND THAT SIGNS ANDWONDERS MAY BE DONE THROUGH THE
  • 00:21:20.706 --> 00:21:21.540
  • WONDERS MAY BE DONE THROUGH THENAME OF YOUR HOLY SERVANT
  • 00:21:21.540 --> 00:21:23.008
  • NAME OF YOUR HOLY SERVANTJESUS.'
  • 00:21:23.008 --> 00:21:23.809
  • JESUS.'AND WHEN THEY HAD PRAYED, THE
  • 00:21:23.809 --> 00:21:24.777
  • AND WHEN THEY HAD PRAYED, THEPLACE WHERE THEY WERE ASSEMBLED
  • 00:21:24.777 --> 00:21:25.544
  • PLACE WHERE THEY WERE ASSEMBLEDTOGETHER WAS SHAKEN; AND THEY
  • 00:21:25.544 --> 00:21:27.212
  • TOGETHER WAS SHAKEN; AND THEYWERE ALL FILLED WITH THE HOLY
  • 00:21:27.212 --> 00:21:28.447
  • WERE ALL FILLED WITH THE HOLYSPIRIT, AND THEY SPOKE THE WORD
  • 00:21:28.447 --> 00:21:29.448
  • SPIRIT, AND THEY SPOKE THE WORDOF GOD WITH BOLDNESS."
  • 00:21:29.448 --> 00:21:31.216
  • OF GOD WITH BOLDNESS."LISTEN TO ME CAREFULLY -- PETER
  • 00:21:31.216 --> 00:21:32.518
  • LISTEN TO ME CAREFULLY -- PETERAND JOHN, IF YOU READ CHAPTER
  • 00:21:32.518 --> 00:21:34.186
  • AND JOHN, IF YOU READ CHAPTER3, THEY WERE ARRESTED BECAUSE
  • 00:21:34.186 --> 00:21:36.555
  • 3, THEY WERE ARRESTED BECAUSEOF A MIRACLE, BUT, ALSO, IT
  • 00:21:36.555 --> 00:21:37.556
  • OF A MIRACLE, BUT, ALSO, ITSPECIFICALLY SAYS BECAUSE OF
  • 00:21:37.556 --> 00:21:42.127
  • WHAT DOES PETER PRAY FOR WHEN
  • 00:21:42.895 --> 00:21:43.495
  • WHAT DOES PETER PRAY FOR WHENHE GETS OUT OF PRISON?
  • 00:21:43.495 --> 00:21:45.798
  • HE GETS OUT OF PRISON?MORE BOLDNESS.
  • 00:21:45.798 --> 00:21:49.435
  • MORE BOLDNESS.NOW, LET'S BE HONEST -- THE
  • 00:21:49.435 --> 00:21:51.270
  • NOW, LET'S BE HONEST -- THECHURCH, RIGHT NOW, WANTING TO
  • 00:21:51.270 --> 00:21:52.671
  • CHURCH, RIGHT NOW, WANTING TOBE AT PEACE WITH EVERYBODY, AND
  • 00:21:52.671 --> 00:21:53.972
  • BE AT PEACE WITH EVERYBODY, ANDNOT TAKING A STAND FOR
  • 00:21:53.972 --> 00:21:55.908
  • NOT TAKING A STAND FORANYTHING...
  • 00:21:55.908 --> 00:22:00.279
  • ANYTHING...DON'T EVER EXCHANGE THE FAVOR
  • 00:22:00.279 --> 00:22:02.481
  • DON'T EVER EXCHANGE THE FAVOROF MAN FOR THE FAVOR OF GOD.
  • 00:22:02.481 --> 00:22:05.184
  • OF MAN FOR THE FAVOR OF GOD.[APPLAUSE, CHEERS]
  • 00:22:05.184 --> 00:22:06.485
  • [APPLAUSE, CHEERS]LET THE FAVOR OF GOD BRING
  • 00:22:06.485 --> 00:22:07.653
  • LET THE FAVOR OF GOD BRINGABOUT THE FAVOR WITH MAN, NOT
  • 00:22:07.653 --> 00:22:09.655
  • ABOUT THE FAVOR WITH MAN, NOTTHE OTHER WAY AROUND.
  • 00:22:09.655 --> 00:22:10.889
  • THE OTHER WAY AROUND.'CAUSE YOU WON'T GET IT.
  • 00:22:10.889 --> 00:22:13.959
  • 'CAUSE YOU WON'T GET IT.I HAVE FRIENDS WHO MIRROR THE
  • 00:22:13.959 --> 00:22:15.361
  • I HAVE FRIENDS WHO MIRROR THEWORLD AROUND THEM TO GAIN FAVOR
  • 00:22:15.361 --> 00:22:18.597
  • WORLD AROUND THEM TO GAIN FAVORFOR THE CAUSE OF CHRIST.
  • 00:22:18.597 --> 00:22:19.832
  • FOR THE CAUSE OF CHRIST.YOU CANNOT GE-- ANY FAVOR YOU
  • 00:22:19.832 --> 00:22:23.635
  • YOU CANNOT GE-- ANY FAVOR YOUGAIN THROUGH MIRRORING THEIR
  • 00:22:23.635 --> 00:22:25.037
  • GAIN THROUGH MIRRORING THEIRCULTURE YOU'LL HAVE TO SUSTAIN
  • 00:22:25.037 --> 00:22:26.138
  • CULTURE YOU'LL HAVE TO SUSTAINBY BECOMING LIKE THEM, WHICH
  • 00:22:26.138 --> 00:22:31.477
  • BY BECOMING LIKE THEM, WHICHMEANS YOU'VE LOST YOUR WITNESS.
  • 00:22:31.477 --> 00:22:33.612
  • MEANS YOU'VE LOST YOUR WITNESS.[APPLAUSE]
  • 00:22:33.612 --> 00:22:34.646
  • [APPLAUSE]THEY PRAYED FOR GREATER
  • 00:22:34.646 --> 00:22:35.981
  • THEY PRAYED FOR GREATERBOLDNESS.
  • 00:22:35.981 --> 00:22:36.715
  • BOLDNESS.WHAT'S HAPPENING HERE?
  • 00:22:36.715 --> 00:22:38.450
  • WHAT'S HAPPENING HERE?WE'VE GOT ARREST, PERSECUTION,
  • 00:22:38.450 --> 00:22:41.553
  • WE'VE GOT ARREST, PERSECUTION,THREATS, AND THE PRAYER FOR
  • 00:22:41.553 --> 00:22:43.355
  • THREATS, AND THE PRAYER FORWHAT BROUGHT ON THE PERSECUTION
  • 00:22:43.355 --> 00:22:45.924
  • WHAT BROUGHT ON THE PERSECUTIONAND THE THREATS.
  • 00:22:45.924 --> 00:22:46.525
  • AND THE THREATS.SO, WHAT HAPPENED?
  • 00:22:46.525 --> 00:22:48.494
  • SO, WHAT HAPPENED?WE'VE GOT...AN INTENSITY, A
  • 00:22:48.494 --> 00:22:50.195
  • WE'VE GOT...AN INTENSITY, AREFINING THE FOCUS.
  • 00:22:50.195 --> 00:22:52.197
  • REFINING THE FOCUS.SEE, SOMETHING THAT HAPPENS
  • 00:22:52.197 --> 00:22:53.932
  • SEE, SOMETHING THAT HAPPENSIN PERSECUTION IS...YOU DON'T
  • 00:22:53.932 --> 00:22:57.603
  • IN PERSECUTION IS...YOU DON'THAVE PEOPLE ATTENDING CHURCH
  • 00:22:57.603 --> 00:23:02.508
  • IT'D BE GOOD FOR MY BUSINESS IF
  • 00:23:03.475 --> 00:23:04.810
  • IT'D BE GOOD FOR MY BUSINESS IFI'M JUST SEEN WITH OTHER
  • 00:23:04.810 --> 00:23:06.645
  • I'M JUST SEEN WITH OTHERCHRISTIANS.
  • 00:23:06.645 --> 00:23:08.947
  • CHRISTIANS.THAT...DISAPPEARS AS AN OPTION
  • 00:23:08.947 --> 00:23:11.984
  • THAT...DISAPPEARS AS AN OPTIONWHEN YOU HAVE THE POSSIBILITY
  • 00:23:11.984 --> 00:23:14.286
  • WHEN YOU HAVE THE POSSIBILITYOF LOSING YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:23:14.286 --> 00:23:15.187
  • OF LOSING YOUR LIFE.NOBODY WANTS TO HAVE A GOOD
  • 00:23:15.187 --> 00:23:17.456
  • NOBODY WANTS TO HAVE A GOODBUSINESS BY LOSING THEIR LIFE.
  • 00:23:17.456 --> 00:23:19.224
  • BUSINESS BY LOSING THEIR LIFE.AND YOU START LOSING SOME OF
  • 00:23:19.224 --> 00:23:21.794
  • AND YOU START LOSING SOME OFTHOSE THINGS.
  • 00:23:21.794 --> 00:23:22.995
  • THOSE THINGS.BUT WHAT DO YOU GAIN?
  • 00:23:22.995 --> 00:23:24.530
  • BUT WHAT DO YOU GAIN?YOU GAIN A REFINED FOCUS.
  • 00:23:24.530 --> 00:23:25.898
  • YOU GAIN A REFINED FOCUS.YOU GET THE FAVOR OF GOD, THE
  • 00:23:25.898 --> 00:23:27.166
  • YOU GET THE FAVOR OF GOD, THEFAVOR OF HEAVEN, LEANING AND
  • 00:23:27.166 --> 00:23:29.001
  • FAVOR OF HEAVEN, LEANING ANDLOOKING OUR WAY TO BRING ABOUT
  • 00:23:29.001 --> 00:23:29.802
  • LOOKING OUR WAY TO BRING ABOUTTHE MOST SIGNIFICANT
  • 00:23:29.802 --> 00:23:31.837
  • THE MOST SIGNIFICANTBREAKTHROUGH.
  • 00:23:31.837 --> 00:23:33.572
  • BREAKTHROUGH.I BELIEVE THE LORD IS FULLY
  • 00:23:33.572 --> 00:23:34.907
  • I BELIEVE THE LORD IS FULLYINTENT ON ANSWERING THE PRAYER
  • 00:23:34.907 --> 00:23:35.741
  • INTENT ON ANSWERING THE PRAYERTHAT WE PRAY, "ON EARTH AS IT
  • 00:23:35.741 --> 00:23:37.209
  • THAT WE PRAY, "ON EARTH AS ITIS IN HEAVEN."
  • 00:23:37.209 --> 00:23:38.143
  • IS IN HEAVEN."BUT IT'S NOT AN OVERNIGHT DEAL.
  • 00:23:38.143 --> 00:23:39.845
  • BUT IT'S NOT AN OVERNIGHT DEAL.HE'S LOOKING TO SEE WHO CAN
  • 00:23:39.845 --> 00:23:49.855
  • AND HE WILL TEST IT IN FAVOR,
  • 00:23:52.124 --> 00:23:54.726
  • AND HE WILL TEST IT IN FAVOR,HE WILL TEST IT WITH MONEY, HE
  • 00:23:54.726 --> 00:23:59.264
  • HE WILL TEST IT WITH MONEY, HEWILL TEST IT WITH ANOINTING.
  • 00:23:59.264 --> 00:24:00.098
  • WILL TEST IT WITH ANOINTING.WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN CANCER
  • 00:24:00.098 --> 00:24:01.200
  • WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN CANCERDISAPPEARS UNDER YOUR HAND?
  • 00:24:01.200 --> 00:24:02.968
  • DISAPPEARS UNDER YOUR HAND?HOW DO YOU TELL THE STORY?
  • 00:24:02.968 --> 00:24:06.405
  • HOW DO YOU TELL THE STORY?AGAIN, HE'S NOT LOOKING
  • 00:24:06.405 --> 00:24:07.973
  • AGAIN, HE'S NOT LOOKINGFOR AREAS TO PUNISH.
  • 00:24:07.973 --> 00:24:08.807
  • FOR AREAS TO PUNISH.HE'S LOOKING: HOW MUCH CAN I
  • 00:24:08.807 --> 00:24:11.310
  • HE'S LOOKING: HOW MUCH CAN ITRUST THEM WITH?
  • 00:24:11.310 --> 00:24:12.277
  • TRUST THEM WITH?CAN I GIVE THEM MORE?
  • 00:24:12.277 --> 00:24:13.812
  • CAN I GIVE THEM MORE?THE LAST TIME I USED THEM TO
  • 00:24:13.812 --> 00:24:15.113
  • THE LAST TIME I USED THEM TODO-- TO BREAK THAT
  • 00:24:15.113 --> 00:24:16.448
  • DO-- TO BREAK THATIMPOSSIBILITY, THERE WAS MORE
  • 00:24:16.448 --> 00:24:19.518
  • IMPOSSIBILITY, THERE WAS MOREOF THEM IN THEIR TESTIMONY THAN
  • 00:24:19.518 --> 00:24:22.454
  • OF THEM IN THEIR TESTIMONY THANTHERE WAS IN THE EXPERIENCE.
  • 00:24:22.454 --> 00:24:26.258
  • THERE WAS IN THE EXPERIENCE.[MUSIC]
  • 00:24:26.258 --> 00:24:27.559
  • [MUSIC]ARE YOU TRAVELING WITH ME,
  • 00:24:27.559 --> 00:24:28.327
  • ARE YOU TRAVELING WITH ME,HERE, ON THIS JOURNEY?
  • 00:24:28.327 --> 00:24:30.662
  • HERE, ON THIS JOURNEY?ALL RIGHT.
  • 00:24:30.662 --> 00:24:31.463
  • ALL RIGHT.- ERIC JOHNSON: WHAT YOU DO IN
  • 00:24:31.463 --> 00:24:34.600
  • - ERIC JOHNSON: WHAT YOU DO INYOUR MOMENT OF BLESSING
  • 00:24:34.600 --> 00:24:35.300
  • YOUR MOMENT OF BLESSINGACTUALLY DETERMINES WHAT YOUR
  • 00:24:35.300 --> 00:24:37.102
  • ACTUALLY DETERMINES WHAT YOURNEXT SEASON WILL BECOME.
  • 00:24:37.102 --> 00:24:38.203
  • NEXT SEASON WILL BECOME.SUCH POWERFUL WORDS FROM
  • 00:24:38.203 --> 00:24:38.770
  • SUCH POWERFUL WORDS FROMMY DAD.
  • 00:24:38.770 --> 00:24:39.438
  • MY DAD.I PRAY THAT THE HOLY SPIRIT
  • 00:24:39.438 --> 00:24:41.707
  • I PRAY THAT THE HOLY SPIRITWOULD INCREASE YOUR CAPACITY TO
  • 00:24:41.707 --> 00:24:43.342
  • WOULD INCREASE YOUR CAPACITY TOSTEWARD THE ANOINTING AND FAVOR
  • 00:24:43.342 --> 00:24:44.977
  • STEWARD THE ANOINTING AND FAVOROF GOD IN YOUR LIFE SO THAT IN
  • 00:24:44.977 --> 00:24:46.979
  • OF GOD IN YOUR LIFE SO THAT INYOUR UPCOMING SEASON YOU WILL
  • 00:24:46.979 --> 00:24:49.414
  • YOUR UPCOMING SEASON YOU WILLSEE AN EVEN GREATER INCREASE
  • 00:24:49.414 --> 00:24:51.650
  • SEE AN EVEN GREATER INCREASEAND THAT HE WOULD FILL YOU WITH
  • 00:24:51.650 --> 00:24:52.951
  • AND THAT HE WOULD FILL YOU WITHGREATER PASSION TO SEE GOD'S
  • 00:24:52.951 --> 00:24:54.152
  • GREATER PASSION TO SEE GOD'SKINGDOM EXPAND IN YOUR
  • 00:24:54.152 --> 00:24:55.854
  • KINGDOM EXPAND IN YOURCOMMUNITY, YOUR CITY, AND
  • 00:24:55.854 --> 00:24:57.422
  • COMMUNITY, YOUR CITY, ANDTHE WORLD.
  • 00:24:57.422 --> 00:24:58.857
  • THE WORLD.MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR
  • 00:24:58.857 --> 00:24:59.892
  • MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURENTIRE HOUSEHOLD, IN JESUS'
  • 00:24:59.892 --> 00:25:00.959
  • ENTIRE HOUSEHOLD, IN JESUS'NAME.
  • 00:25:00.959 --> 00:25:07.299
  • - MALE ANNOUNCER: ONE OF THE
  • 00:25:08.066 --> 00:25:09.001
  • - MALE ANNOUNCER: ONE OF THEGREAT PRIVILEGES OF THE
  • 00:25:09.001 --> 00:25:09.801
  • GREAT PRIVILEGES OF THECHRISTIAN WALK IS THAT THE
  • 00:25:09.801 --> 00:25:10.869
  • CHRISTIAN WALK IS THAT THELIVING HOLY SPIRIT WORKS IN AND
  • 00:25:10.869 --> 00:25:11.904
  • LIVING HOLY SPIRIT WORKS IN ANDTHROUGH US AS WE BECOME MORE
  • 00:25:11.904 --> 00:25:12.905
  • THROUGH US AS WE BECOME MORELIKE CHRIST.
  • 00:25:12.905 --> 00:25:14.072
  • LIKE CHRIST.IN BILL JOHNSON'S FOUR-PART
  • 00:25:14.072 --> 00:25:15.240
  • IN BILL JOHNSON'S FOUR-PARTAUDIO SERIES "IGNITE THE
  • 00:25:15.240 --> 00:25:16.508
  • AUDIO SERIES "IGNITE THEPRESENCE," YOU'LL LEARN HOW TO
  • 00:25:16.508 --> 00:25:17.609
  • PRESENCE," YOU'LL LEARN HOW TOBECOME SO FILLED WITH HIS
  • 00:25:17.609 --> 00:25:18.777
  • BECOME SO FILLED WITH HISSPIRIT THAT IT OVERFLOWS INTO
  • 00:25:18.777 --> 00:25:19.611
  • SPIRIT THAT IT OVERFLOWS INTOYOUR DAILY LIFE AND TO THE
  • 00:25:19.611 --> 00:25:21.146
  • YOUR DAILY LIFE AND TO THEPEOPLE AROUND YOU.
  • 00:25:21.146 --> 00:25:21.947
  • PEOPLE AROUND YOU.- BILL: YOUR PRIVILEGE IN LIFE
  • 00:25:21.947 --> 00:25:22.848
  • - BILL: YOUR PRIVILEGE IN LIFEIS TO REVEAL THE FATHER.
  • 00:25:22.848 --> 00:25:23.782
  • IS TO REVEAL THE FATHER.BUT I'D LIKE TO SUGGEST TO YOU
  • 00:25:23.782 --> 00:25:24.750
  • BUT I'D LIKE TO SUGGEST TO YOUIT'S IMPOSSIBLE TO DO
  • 00:25:24.750 --> 00:25:25.851
  • IT'S IMPOSSIBLE TO DOADEQUATELY WITHOUT BEING FILLED
  • 00:25:25.851 --> 00:25:28.987
  • - MALE ANNOUNCER: RIGHT NOW,
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  • - MALE ANNOUNCER: RIGHT NOW,THIS SERIES IS YOURS IN THANKS
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  • THIS SERIES IS YOURS IN THANKSFOR ANY GIFT OF SUPPORT TO THE
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  • FOR ANY GIFT OF SUPPORT TO THEOUTREACHES OF TBN.
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  • OUTREACHES OF TBN.AND IF YOU'RE ABLE TO SHARE A
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  • AND IF YOU'RE ABLE TO SHARE AGIFT OF $115 OR MORE, WE'LL
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  • GIFT OF $115 OR MORE, WE'LLALSO SEND YOU "AWAKEN HOLY
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  • ALSO SEND YOU "AWAKEN HOLYSPIRIT," A FIVE-PART DVD SERIES
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  • SPIRIT," A FIVE-PART DVD SERIESWITH SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE
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  • WITH SOME OF YOUR FAVORITEBETHEL TEACHERS; PLUS, BILL
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  • BETHEL TEACHERS; PLUS, BILLJOHNSON'S POWERFUL BOOK
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  • RESOURCES ON THE HOLY SPIRIT
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  • AND HOW YOU CAN EMBRACE AND
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  • PARTNER WITH HIM MORE FULLY IN
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  • CALL: 800-339-1601.
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  • CALL: 800-339-1601.OR SHARE YOUR GIFT ONLINE WHEN
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  • OR SHARE YOUR GIFT ONLINE WHENYOU VISIT: TBN.ORG/IGNITE
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  • YOU VISIT: TBN.ORG/IGNITE- ANDREW TALLE: THE LORD SPOKE
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  • - ANDREW TALLE: THE LORD SPOKETO ME REALLY STRONGLY THAT: I
  • 00:26:07.326 --> 00:26:08.126
  • TO ME REALLY STRONGLY THAT: IWANT YOU TO DO A CODING SCHOOL.
  • 00:26:08.126 --> 00:26:08.927
  • WANT YOU TO DO A CODING SCHOOL.AND, I'LL TAKE CARE OF THE JOB,
  • 00:26:08.927 --> 00:26:09.928
  • AND, I'LL TAKE CARE OF THE JOB,IF YOU FOLLOW THROUGH.
  • 00:26:09.928 --> 00:26:12.397
  • IF YOU FOLLOW THROUGH.AFTER BETHEL TECH, I GOT THE
  • 00:26:12.397 --> 00:26:14.132
  • AFTER BETHEL TECH, I GOT THECALL TO COME OUT HERE TO THE
  • 00:26:14.132 --> 00:26:15.367
  • CALL TO COME OUT HERE TO THEBAY AREA AND START MY
  • 00:26:15.367 --> 00:26:18.904
  • BAY AREA AND START MYAPPRENTICESHIP WITH IBM.
  • 00:26:18.904 --> 00:26:19.605
  • APPRENTICESHIP WITH IBM.AND THE LORD WANTS TO DO WHAT
  • 00:26:19.605 --> 00:26:23.208
  • AND THE LORD WANTS TO DO WHATHE DID WITH DANIEL.
  • 00:26:23.208 --> 00:26:23.742
  • HE DID WITH DANIEL.HE WANTS TO PUT
  • 00:26:23.742 --> 00:26:24.676
  • HE WANTS TO PUTHIS KIDS THAT
  • 00:26:24.676 --> 00:26:25.143
  • HIS KIDS THATCARRY HIS SPIRIT
  • 00:26:25.143 --> 00:26:25.811
  • CARRY HIS SPIRITINTO THE MOST
  • 00:26:25.811 --> 00:26:26.545
  • INTO THE MOSTINFLUENTIAL PLACES
  • 00:26:26.545 --> 00:26:33.118
  • INFLUENTIAL PLACESIN THE WORLD.
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  • IN THE WORLD.- ERIC: YOU MAY BE WATCHING
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  • - ERIC: YOU MAY BE WATCHINGTHIS TODAY AND YOU DON'T
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  • THIS TODAY AND YOU DON'TKNOW JESUS.
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  • KNOW JESUS.I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT GOD
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  • I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT GODLOVES YOU AND WANTS TO HAVE A
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  • LOVES YOU AND WANTS TO HAVE APERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH YOU,
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  • PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH YOU,BUT BROKENNESS AND SIN HAVE
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  • BUT BROKENNESS AND SIN HAVESEPARATED US FROM HIM.
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  • SEPARATED US FROM HIM.GOD SENT HIS ONLY SON, JESUS,
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  • GOD SENT HIS ONLY SON, JESUS,TO DIE ON THE CROSS IN OUR
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  • TO DIE ON THE CROSS IN OURPLACE SO THAT OUR SINS WOULD BE
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  • PLACE SO THAT OUR SINS WOULD BEFORGIVEN AND WE WOULD GET TO
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  • FORGIVEN AND WE WOULD GET TOSPEND ETERNITY WITH GOD.
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  • SPEND ETERNITY WITH GOD.IF YOU WANT TO INVITE JESUS
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  • IF YOU WANT TO INVITE JESUSINTO YOUR LIFE, THEN PRAY
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  • INTO YOUR LIFE, THEN PRAYWITH ME.
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  • WITH ME.JESUS, I SURRENDER MY ENTIRE
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  • JESUS, I SURRENDER MY ENTIRELIFE TO YOU.
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  • LIFE TO YOU.I ASK YOU TO FORGIVE MY SINS
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  • I ASK YOU TO FORGIVE MY SINSAND BE MY LORD AND SAVIOR.
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  • AND BE MY LORD AND SAVIOR.GUIDE ME AND LEAD ME IN
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  • GUIDE ME AND LEAD ME INYOUR WAYS.
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  • YOUR WAYS.AMEN.
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