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August 16, 2016
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Bil Cornelius

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Spy Stories: How God Can Use Even You

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  • - Bil Cornelius: God chooses
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  • people that you would not think
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  • he would choose, right?
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  • In fact, the only person here
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  • that's disqualified from God's
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  • using today is anyone who thinks
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  • that you're good enough.
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  • He can't use you.
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  • He can't work with that kind of
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  • arrogance and pride.
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  • He's like, "I can't do anything
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  • with that."
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  • If you really think,
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  • "I have huge shortcomings,
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  • there's no way God can do
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  • anything with me," God says,
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  • "Boom, you're the one I want,
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  • just like you are.
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  • - Bil: You are the church
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  • - Bil: Welcome, great to have
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  • you here today.
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  • Joshua chapter 2,
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  • we're talking about a lady named
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  • Rahab.
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  • Rahab was a prostitute.
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  • I looked up the original word
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  • for prostitute, it means
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  • prostitute, that's what it
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  • means.
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  • 'Cause I think people try to
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  • sensor the story a little bit,
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  • like, "Oh, we can't talk about
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  • that in church," but that's what
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  • she was.
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  • I mean, you can call it what you
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  • want, but that's what she did.
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  • She literally sold her services
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  • to men all across the city.
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  • That's what she did.
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  • It was not uncommon
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  • in their day.
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  • This was not even illegal in
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  • their day, it was very common.
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  • In fact, Canaan was well known
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  • for this kind of environment.
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  • Canaan would be like
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  • growing up not in Vegas,
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  • but on the strip in Vegas.
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  • It'd be like growing up
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  • on the strip in Las Vegas.
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  • That is what it was like
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  • to live in Canaan.
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  • It was a very crazy area,
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  • very wild.
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  • I mean, that's kind of the
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  • environment that we're talking
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  • about here.
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  • So, we're gonna talk about
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  • a story of grace today.
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  • Let's talk about Rahab.
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  • Rahab was, again,
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  • a woman of the night.
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  • You can call her a prostitute,
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  • call her what you want,
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  • but that's what she did.
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  • High-paid escort,
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  • low-paid escort, I have no idea,
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  • but we know that that's how
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  • she made her living.
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  • Look at Joshua chapter 2,
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  • verse 1.
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  • It's very interesting.
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  • God sends spies to Jericho
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  • to spy out the land because
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  • the Israelites were about
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  • to cross the Jordan River.
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  • Now, just to kind of help you
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  • get the lay of the land,
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  • you got the Jordan River,
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  • they're gonna cross over
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  • the Jordan River, the first town
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  • you come to is Jericho.
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  • So, the reason why, before
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  • they cross the Jordan, they knew
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  • that by crossing that boundary
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  • they were saying, "This is
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  • essentially an act of war.
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  • If we just cross this boundary,
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  • that's what's happening," okay?
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  • And so, that's what happened.
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  • Think Crimea, right?
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  • Think, like, the moment
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  • the Russians crossed over, okay,
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  • this is an act of war.
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  • This is--you're not just comin'
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  • over to play around,
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  • this is serious business.
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  • So then, once you cross
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  • that river, it's an act of war.
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  • And when you begin to take new
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  • territory with the Lord,
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  • it's always an act of war
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  • to the devil.
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  • You need to know that he will
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  • mess with you, and he will fight
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  • you tooth and nail, 'cause
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  • he does not want you to have
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  • the Promised Land that God
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  • has for you.
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  • That's what we talked about last
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  • week, and we'll get into that,
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  • but let's just leave it at that.
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  • But, look at Joshua chapter 2,
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  • verse 1.
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  • It says, "Joshua secretly
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  • sent out two spies.
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  • 'Scout out the land on the
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  • other side of the Jordan River,
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  • especially around Jericho.'
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  • So, the two men set out and came
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  • to the house of a prostitute
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  • named Rahab and stayed there
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  • that night."
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  • Now, I think it's interesting
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  • that they went straight
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  • to her house.
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  • It's like, why would you
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  • do that?
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  • Now, God had lead them to that,
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  • but men, I wanna say this.
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  • Don't try that with your wives.
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  • "No, honey, the Lord lead me to
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  • go to the prostitute's house."
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  • I don't think that's gonna
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  • go over real well.
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  • "No, no, God told me to go
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  • to the palace."
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  • I don't think that's gonna work,
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  • I'm just tellin' you right now.
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  • You can try it if you want,
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  • but I'm just tellin' you, that's
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  • probably gonna be a disaster.
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  • I just wanna warn you right now,
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  • okay.
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  • So, you can try that all you
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  • want but--so, they go straight
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  • to her house, and there's
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  • two reasons for this.
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  • One, because the Lord lead them
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  • to Rahab because God was
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  • gonna do something special in
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  • Rahab's heart, and in her life.
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  • And I believe that God was
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  • already doing something
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  • in her heart, and in her life,
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  • and so he'd begun to prepare
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  • her before they even showed up.
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  • I just really believe that based
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  • upon her next actions.
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  • But, before that, also I wanted
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  • to point out that in going
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  • there, there was a cultural
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  • rule, sort of a cultural norm,
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  • if you will, that people in the
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  • Middle East did not just barge
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  • into someone's house.
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  • They did not raid someone's
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  • home.
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  • So, there was just sort
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  • of a built-in protection.
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  • If you were in someone's home,
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  • they would say--
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  • go look at the Scriptures.
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  • All over the Scriptures it would
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  • say, "Bring someone out to me.
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  • Bring someone out."
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  • They hardly ever raided a home.
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  • It was just kind of a cultural
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  • thing, they're like,
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  • "No, that's your home,
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  • but I'm gonna stand here,
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  • and I'm gonna demand you
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  • bring them out."
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  • So, they knew, if we just get in
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  • her home, no one's gonna come in
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  • here and probably look for us.
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  • So, they knew it was
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  • a good hiding place.
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  • Now, what this tells us though
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  • is that God is about to do
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  • something special in Rahab's
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  • life, and the reason I wanted to
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  • point this out, that she was a
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  • prostitute, some theologians say
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  • no, the word means innkeeper,
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  • but most theologians, when you
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  • study why they said that,
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  • it's because some theologians
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  • are embarrassed of the fact
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  • that God uses a prostitute.
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  • I totally disagree with that, I
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  • believe that that's why God did
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  • it, was he was trying to send a
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  • loud and clear statement to you
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  • and me that he can choose who
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  • he wants, and that he loves us
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  • no matter what we've done,
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  • or are currently doing.
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  • And so, that's just the way
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  • God rolls.
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  • Isn't it good to know that?
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  • So, please write this down,
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  • number one, God chooses you
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  • because you are underqualified,
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  • not because you're qualified.
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  • He actually likes to choose
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  • those who are underqualified.
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  • This is why he would use
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  • a murderer, like Paul,
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  • to write half the New Testament.
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  • You know, this is why that he
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  • chose people that you think were
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  • disqualified to do great things.
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  • He said, "No, you're exactly
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  • what I'm looking for."
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  • In fact, the Bible says that God
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  • uses the foolish to confound the
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  • wise, that's the only reason
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  • I can explain why I'm a pastor,
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  • right?
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  • God chooses people that you
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  • would not think he would choose,
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  • right?
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  • And so, the good news is,
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  • God wants to choose you.
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  • In fact, the only person there
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  • that's disqualified from God's
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  • using today is anyone who thinks
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  • that you're good enough.
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  • He can't use you.
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  • He can't work with that kind of
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  • arrogance and pride.
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  • He's like, "I can't do anything
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  • with that."
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  • If you are so full of yourself
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  • that you believe,
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  • "Oh, I'm so great.
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  • I know God wants to use me
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  • greatly, because look at
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  • all I've accomplished."
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  • God says, "You just disqualified
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  • yourself."
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  • If you think you're all that,
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  • you're not.
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  • If you really think,
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  • "I have huge shortcomings,
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  • there's no way God loves me.
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  • There's no way God can do
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  • anything with me," God says,
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  • "Boom, you're the one I want,
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  • you're the one I choose."
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  • I love it when God points out
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  • people that you and I would
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  • write off, and he says,
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  • "I haven't written them off.
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  • You can write them off,
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  • but I haven't."
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  • God says, "You're the one
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  • I want, just like you are.
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  • I will use you greatly."
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  • Isn't that cool?
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  • That's just the way he works.
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  • Look what happens next.
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  • It says, "The king of Jericho
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  • sent orders to Rahab.
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  • 'Bring out--'"
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  • notice we see that.
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  • He doesn't say we're gonna come
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  • in, he says bring out, right?
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  • So, that cultural norm
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  • is working to their favor.
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  • "Bring out the men
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  • who have come into your house,
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  • for they have come here
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  • to spy out the whole land."
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  • I wonder how they knew.
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  • How did the king's men know that
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  • the spies were at Rahab's house?
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  • I wonder if maybe someone
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  • was already over there.
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  • Could one of the men
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  • already have been there?
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  • Maybe they knew Rahab's house
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  • very well.
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  • Maybe she was a big part of
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  • servicing the men, if you know
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  • what I'm talkin' about.
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  • Maybe that was a regular stop
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  • for them.
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  • We don't know, but I just think
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  • it's interesting that they would
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  • know exactly where these spies
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  • were.
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  • How would you know that, you
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  • know, unless you've been over
  • 00:06:23.110 --> 00:06:24.070
  • there a couple times, right?
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  • And how do you know who
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  • Rahab is, and how do you know
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  • what she does, right?
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  • So, it's just interesting to me.
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  • It says here that they--it says,
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  • "Rahab had hidden the two men,
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  • but she replied, 'Yes, the men
  • 00:06:32.280 --> 00:06:34.180
  • were here earlier, but I didn't
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  • know where they were from.'"
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  • So, they said,
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  • "Hey, bring the men out."
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  • And she says, "Well, they were
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  • here, but they're not here
  • 00:06:39.290 --> 00:06:41.040
  • anymore," so she lies to them
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  • at this moment.
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  • Check this out.
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  • It says that she says,
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  • "They left town at dusk.
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  • If you hurry, you can probably
  • 00:06:46.230 --> 00:06:47.290
  • catch up with them."
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  • She is lying through her teeth
  • 00:06:49.100 --> 00:06:50.260
  • to these guys, this is so bold.
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  • At this moment, she is now
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  • committing treason
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  • in her own country.
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  • I mean, this is a huge, bold
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  • move.
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  • I cannot tell you the guts
  • 00:07:00.100 --> 00:07:01.170
  • it took for her to do this.
  • 00:07:01.170 --> 00:07:03.150
  • Then it says this,
  • 00:07:03.150 --> 00:07:04.150
  • "So the king's men went looking
  • 00:07:04.150 --> 00:07:05.140
  • for the spies.
  • 00:07:05.140 --> 00:07:07.050
  • Before the spies went to sleep
  • 00:07:07.050 --> 00:07:08.070
  • that night, Rahab went up
  • 00:07:08.070 --> 00:07:09.270
  • to the roof to talk with them.
  • 00:07:09.270 --> 00:07:10.290
  • 'I know the Lord has given you
  • 00:07:10.290 --> 00:07:12.290
  • this land,' she said to them."
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  • Now, how did she know
  • 00:07:14.100 --> 00:07:15.110
  • who the Lord was?
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  • I find this very interesting.
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  • Then she goes on to say,
  • 00:07:17.240 --> 00:07:18.220
  • "We are all afraid of you.
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  • Everyone in the land is living
  • 00:07:19.230 --> 00:07:20.210
  • in terror, for we have heard how
  • 00:07:20.210 --> 00:07:22.050
  • the Lord made a dry path for you
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  • through the Red Sea when you
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  • left Egypt, and we know what
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  • you did to the two Amorite kings
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  • east of the Jordan River, whose
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  • people you completely destroyed.
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  • No one has the courage to fight
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  • after hearing such things.
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  • For the Lord your God is
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  • the supreme God of the heavens
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  • above and the earth below."
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  • Woah, woah, woah, woah, woah,
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  • how would she know that?
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  • She says, "The Lord your God,
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  • the Lord your God, the God you
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  • serve, I know is the real God.
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  • I know he's the God
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  • of the heavens and the God
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  • of the earth."
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  • This is Rahab's conversion
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  • moment.
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  • This is a time when she had
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  • that, "Ah-ha, oh, I get it.
  • 00:07:56.240 --> 00:07:58.050
  • Your God is the real God,
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  • not our gods."
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  • They had lots of gods
  • 00:08:01.020 --> 00:08:01.280
  • they served, that they followed
  • 00:08:01.280 --> 00:08:03.020
  • all the time, and she realized,
  • 00:08:03.020 --> 00:08:04.050
  • "Oh, I've been doing all kinds
  • 00:08:04.050 --> 00:08:05.080
  • of stuff, and I realize you
  • 00:08:05.080 --> 00:08:06.140
  • actually have the true God,
  • 00:08:06.140 --> 00:08:07.240
  • I need your God."
  • 00:08:07.240 --> 00:08:08.240
  • So, she had this wake-up moment,
  • 00:08:08.240 --> 00:08:10.260
  • this spiritual moment when
  • 00:08:10.260 --> 00:08:11.290
  • she realized, "I need God."
  • 00:08:11.290 --> 00:08:13.030
  • This is when she becomes
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  • a follower of the God of Israel.
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  • She becomes a follower
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  • of the Lord.
  • 00:08:18.060 --> 00:08:19.070
  • And so, this is such a critical
  • 00:08:19.070 --> 00:08:20.120
  • moment.
  • 00:08:20.120 --> 00:08:21.110
  • And so, I wanna point this out.
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  • She begins to do something
  • 00:08:22.120 --> 00:08:24.210
  • so courageous because her heart
  • 00:08:24.210 --> 00:08:26.230
  • had turned.
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  • If your heart does not
  • 00:08:28.000 --> 00:08:28.240
  • turn towards the Lord,
  • 00:08:28.240 --> 00:08:29.250
  • you will not to Godly things.
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  • Why are we expecting people
  • 00:08:30.190 --> 00:08:31.190
  • that don't know the Lord to do
  • 00:08:31.190 --> 00:08:32.170
  • godly things?
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  • Why do we get offended when
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  • people that aren't Christians
  • 00:08:34.220 --> 00:08:37.010
  • act like they're not Christians?
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  • That's how they're supposed to
  • 00:08:38.260 --> 00:08:39.200
  • act.
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  • Like, we get all upset, like, "I
  • 00:08:40.100 --> 00:08:41.070
  • can't believe that these people
  • 00:08:41.070 --> 00:08:42.080
  • are using that kind of language,
  • 00:08:42.080 --> 00:08:43.290
  • and acting this way."
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  • Well, what did you think?
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  • Did you think they were gonna
  • 00:08:46.280 --> 00:08:47.160
  • act like Christians when
  • 00:08:47.160 --> 00:08:48.080
  • they're not?
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  • I have a hard time,
  • 00:08:49.020 --> 00:08:50.040
  • as a Christian, acting like a
  • 00:08:50.040 --> 00:08:51.050
  • Christian, let alone not being
  • 00:08:51.050 --> 00:08:52.020
  • one, right?
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  • Let's just be honest, right?
  • 00:08:53.140 --> 00:08:54.190
  • I mean, the real struggle is
  • 00:08:54.190 --> 00:08:55.220
  • when people claim to be godly
  • 00:08:55.220 --> 00:08:56.260
  • and they're not, right?
  • 00:08:56.260 --> 00:08:58.010
  • But, these people didn't even
  • 00:08:58.010 --> 00:08:59.130
  • claim to know God, right?
  • 00:08:59.130 --> 00:09:00.220
  • And so, she has this wake-up
  • 00:09:00.220 --> 00:09:01.230
  • moment.
  • 00:09:01.230 --> 00:09:02.180
  • And this is important to
  • 00:09:02.180 --> 00:09:03.110
  • remember, please write
  • 00:09:03.110 --> 00:09:04.070
  • this down.
  • 00:09:04.070 --> 00:09:05.000
  • Number two, we need to choose
  • 00:09:05.000 --> 00:09:06.010
  • to do the courageous thing.
  • 00:09:06.010 --> 00:09:07.250
  • This takes incredible courage.
  • 00:09:07.250 --> 00:09:09.020
  • She could be killed for what
  • 00:09:09.020 --> 00:09:10.280
  • she has done.
  • 00:09:10.280 --> 00:09:11.230
  • If the king finds out,
  • 00:09:11.230 --> 00:09:13.150
  • if any of the kingsmen find out
  • 00:09:13.150 --> 00:09:15.130
  • that she has harbored spies
  • 00:09:15.170 --> 00:09:18.170
  • in her home,
  • 00:09:18.170 --> 00:09:19.270
  • she would be immediately killed,
  • 00:09:19.270 --> 00:09:21.270
  • probably tortured,
  • 00:09:21.270 --> 00:09:23.050
  • and then killed.
  • 00:09:23.050 --> 00:09:24.160
  • I mean, it cannot get any worse.
  • 00:09:24.160 --> 00:09:25.170
  • You know, the spies do
  • 00:09:25.170 --> 00:09:26.250
  • such a daring thing.
  • 00:09:26.250 --> 00:09:27.250
  • But at this moment,
  • 00:09:27.250 --> 00:09:28.250
  • she crosses the line.
  • 00:09:28.250 --> 00:09:30.070
  • These spies come to her,
  • 00:09:30.070 --> 00:09:31.110
  • and they turn her, right?
  • 00:09:31.110 --> 00:09:33.090
  • This is where they say,
  • 00:09:33.090 --> 00:09:34.100
  • "You know what, we're here
  • 00:09:34.100 --> 00:09:35.040
  • 'cause God sent us here,"
  • 00:09:35.040 --> 00:09:36.170
  • and she says,
  • 00:09:36.170 --> 00:09:37.120
  • "You know what,
  • 00:09:37.120 --> 00:09:38.060
  • I believe in your God so much,"
  • 00:09:38.060 --> 00:09:39.080
  • and all of a sudden there's
  • 00:09:39.080 --> 00:09:40.060
  • a knock at the door.
  • 00:09:40.060 --> 00:09:41.070
  • "Quick, go upstairs and hide."
  • 00:09:41.070 --> 00:09:42.020
  • They're like,
  • 00:09:42.020 --> 00:09:42.280
  • "What is gonna happen?
  • 00:09:42.280 --> 00:09:43.230
  • We're gonna die," and then
  • 00:09:43.230 --> 00:09:44.170
  • they hear her from upstairs say,
  • 00:09:44.170 --> 00:09:45.240
  • "Oh, well, they were here
  • 00:09:45.240 --> 00:09:46.240
  • but they're not here anymore.
  • 00:09:46.240 --> 00:09:47.270
  • I don't know.
  • 00:09:47.270 --> 00:09:48.190
  • I think they went that way."
  • 00:09:48.190 --> 00:09:50.010
  • This is so bold.
  • 00:09:50.010 --> 00:09:50.280
  • She just saved their lives
  • 00:09:50.280 --> 00:09:53.200
  • and put her life at risk.
  • 00:09:53.200 --> 00:09:55.090
  • This is her conversion moment.
  • 00:09:55.090 --> 00:09:56.280
  • So, at this moment,
  • 00:09:56.280 --> 00:09:57.250
  • she is a prostitute that
  • 00:09:57.250 --> 00:09:59.270
  • now gives her heart to Christ.
  • 00:09:59.270 --> 00:10:01.040
  • And now, she becomes
  • 00:10:01.040 --> 00:10:02.280
  • Double Ho Seven.
  • 00:10:03.160 --> 00:10:06.160
  • I've been wanting to say
  • 00:10:06.160 --> 00:10:07.100
  • that all week.
  • 00:10:07.100 --> 00:10:08.050
  • I gotta tell you, I've just been
  • 00:10:08.050 --> 00:10:09.040
  • so excited about that.
  • 00:10:09.040 --> 00:10:10.160
  • I just--I've been wanting to say
  • 00:10:10.160 --> 00:10:11.140
  • that all week.
  • 00:10:11.140 --> 00:10:12.080
  • Okay, but here's the thing,
  • 00:10:12.080 --> 00:10:15.020
  • I wanna talk about this, okay,
  • 00:10:15.020 --> 00:10:15.270
  • this is the deal.
  • 00:10:15.270 --> 00:10:16.220
  • So, she is a prostitute,
  • 00:10:16.220 --> 00:10:18.250
  • and she has this conversion
  • 00:10:18.250 --> 00:10:19.210
  • moment, right?
  • 00:10:19.210 --> 00:10:20.170
  • I wanna point this out,
  • 00:10:20.170 --> 00:10:21.120
  • 'cause a lot of times,
  • 00:10:21.120 --> 00:10:22.060
  • we have a way of judging people
  • 00:10:22.060 --> 00:10:24.030
  • who are doing the wrong things,
  • 00:10:24.030 --> 00:10:25.000
  • and clearly, Rahab was--I mean,
  • 00:10:25.000 --> 00:10:27.000
  • that was her living.
  • 00:10:27.000 --> 00:10:28.060
  • I just wanted to point this out,
  • 00:10:28.060 --> 00:10:29.040
  • 'cause a lot of times we're
  • 00:10:29.040 --> 00:10:30.000
  • judgmental towards someone
  • 00:10:30.000 --> 00:10:30.270
  • for their decisions when we
  • 00:10:30.270 --> 00:10:32.090
  • don't know what they have gone
  • 00:10:32.090 --> 00:10:33.260
  • through or are going through.
  • 00:10:33.260 --> 00:10:35.070
  • Does that make sense?
  • 00:10:35.070 --> 00:10:36.200
  • And I don't know about you,
  • 00:10:36.200 --> 00:10:37.140
  • but I don't have time to judge
  • 00:10:37.140 --> 00:10:38.110
  • anybody, 'cause I'm too busy
  • 00:10:38.110 --> 00:10:39.050
  • with my own junk.
  • 00:10:39.050 --> 00:10:40.240
  • I'm too busy trying to figure
  • 00:10:40.240 --> 00:10:41.190
  • out how to get my life together
  • 00:10:41.190 --> 00:10:42.200
  • to point out yours.
  • 00:10:42.200 --> 00:10:44.120
  • And so, she comes from this
  • 00:10:44.120 --> 00:10:45.240
  • kind of descendant.
  • 00:10:45.240 --> 00:10:46.230
  • This is her whole life
  • 00:10:46.230 --> 00:10:47.220
  • that she knows.
  • 00:10:47.220 --> 00:10:48.210
  • This is Canaan,
  • 00:10:48.210 --> 00:10:49.170
  • the whole place is just crazy
  • 00:10:49.170 --> 00:10:51.110
  • wild as can be,
  • 00:10:51.110 --> 00:10:52.130
  • not honoring God, I mean,
  • 00:10:52.130 --> 00:10:53.220
  • it is unbelievable.
  • 00:10:53.220 --> 00:10:54.270
  • And the reason I wanted to point
  • 00:10:54.270 --> 00:10:55.230
  • this out is because with
  • 00:10:55.230 --> 00:10:57.000
  • the Lord, if God can use Rahab,
  • 00:10:57.000 --> 00:10:58.210
  • he can use you.
  • 00:10:58.210 --> 00:10:59.290
  • I want you to know there
  • 00:10:59.290 --> 00:11:01.010
  • is no shame when you come
  • 00:11:01.010 --> 00:11:03.050
  • to Jesus.
  • 00:11:03.050 --> 00:11:04.000
  • He forgives you of
  • 00:11:04.000 --> 00:11:04.230
  • all your sins.
  • 00:11:04.230 --> 00:11:05.220
  • You are a new creation.
  • 00:11:05.220 --> 00:11:08.170
  • Isn't that good to know?
  • 00:11:08.170 --> 00:11:11.170
  • This also means that you are not
  • 00:11:11.170 --> 00:11:14.080
  • what you've done, and you are
  • 00:11:14.080 --> 00:11:17.050
  • not what you're doing, either.
  • 00:11:17.050 --> 00:11:19.200
  • You are a new creation
  • 00:11:19.200 --> 00:11:21.120
  • in Christ.
  • 00:11:21.120 --> 00:11:23.010
  • You were made new in him.
  • 00:11:23.010 --> 00:11:25.120
  • Now, look what she does next.
  • 00:11:25.120 --> 00:11:26.240
  • She makes this bold move.
  • 00:11:26.240 --> 00:11:28.180
  • What does that mean?
  • 00:11:28.180 --> 00:11:29.160
  • She makes the right decision
  • 00:11:29.160 --> 00:11:30.180
  • from a dark place.
  • 00:11:30.180 --> 00:11:32.110
  • Isn't that good?
  • 00:11:32.110 --> 00:11:33.060
  • Some of you are like,
  • 00:11:33.060 --> 00:11:34.080
  • "Yeah, I'm so messed up.
  • 00:11:34.080 --> 00:11:35.030
  • There's no way."
  • 00:11:35.030 --> 00:11:35.280
  • Just make the right decision
  • 00:11:35.280 --> 00:11:36.230
  • from where you are.
  • 00:11:36.230 --> 00:11:37.180
  • You say, "But, it just--
  • 00:11:37.180 --> 00:11:38.100
  • it doesn't even look right.
  • 00:11:38.100 --> 00:11:39.080
  • If I try to honor God from
  • 00:11:39.080 --> 00:11:40.020
  • where I'm at, it doesn't even
  • 00:11:40.020 --> 00:11:41.090
  • look right."
  • 00:11:41.090 --> 00:11:42.010
  • It's not going to at first,
  • 00:11:42.010 --> 00:11:43.130
  • it's just not going to.
  • 00:11:43.130 --> 00:11:45.010
  • And so, she was still known,
  • 00:11:45.010 --> 00:11:46.010
  • for the next week and a half, or
  • 00:11:46.010 --> 00:11:47.070
  • two weeks here, as a prostitute.
  • 00:11:47.070 --> 00:11:49.070
  • Now, I don't believe she was
  • 00:11:49.070 --> 00:11:50.100
  • partaking in that anymore,
  • 00:11:50.100 --> 00:11:51.290
  • but how many times did some
  • 00:11:51.290 --> 00:11:52.290
  • John show up, right?
  • 00:11:52.290 --> 00:11:54.020
  • "Hey, you wanna get it on,
  • 00:11:54.020 --> 00:11:55.150
  • let's do this, here's your
  • 00:11:55.150 --> 00:11:56.120
  • money," and she's like,
  • 00:11:56.120 --> 00:11:57.040
  • "Woah, woah, woah, not today."
  • 00:11:57.040 --> 00:11:59.110
  • And they're like,
  • 00:11:59.110 --> 00:12:00.080
  • "What are you talking about?
  • 00:12:00.080 --> 00:12:01.070
  • Come on, I always come by,
  • 00:12:01.070 --> 00:12:02.170
  • it's my regular Thursday
  • 00:12:02.170 --> 00:12:03.110
  • afternoon appointment.
  • 00:12:03.110 --> 00:12:04.050
  • What are you--"
  • 00:12:04.050 --> 00:12:05.020
  • and she's like, "Yeah, well,
  • 00:12:05.020 --> 00:12:05.200
  • I'm not gonna do that."
  • 00:12:05.200 --> 00:12:06.210
  • Can you imagine the tension that
  • 00:12:06.210 --> 00:12:08.090
  • she has from one foot in her
  • 00:12:08.090 --> 00:12:09.270
  • old life and one foot in her
  • 00:12:09.270 --> 00:12:11.090
  • new life?
  • 00:12:11.090 --> 00:12:12.120
  • I bet you can imagine
  • 00:12:12.120 --> 00:12:13.060
  • that tension, can't you?
  • 00:12:13.060 --> 00:12:15.220
  • 'Cause we've all had
  • 00:12:15.220 --> 00:12:16.180
  • that tension, haven't we?
  • 00:12:16.180 --> 00:12:17.160
  • Like, "Well, this is who I was,
  • 00:12:17.160 --> 00:12:18.090
  • and this is how people know me,
  • 00:12:18.090 --> 00:12:20.040
  • but this is what I know
  • 00:12:20.040 --> 00:12:20.270
  • is going on in my heart.
  • 00:12:20.270 --> 00:12:22.100
  • This is what God's done in me."
  • 00:12:22.100 --> 00:12:23.090
  • And so, all your friends are
  • 00:12:23.090 --> 00:12:24.080
  • like, "Oh, come on, I know you.
  • 00:12:24.080 --> 00:12:25.090
  • No, I know you, we've been--
  • 00:12:25.090 --> 00:12:27.200
  • come on," and you're like,
  • 00:12:27.200 --> 00:12:28.240
  • "No, no, no,
  • 00:12:28.240 --> 00:12:29.190
  • but this is the new me."
  • 00:12:29.190 --> 00:12:30.140
  • "Yeah, but you're still--"
  • 00:12:30.140 --> 00:12:31.060
  • "Yeah, but I'm torn."
  • 00:12:31.060 --> 00:12:33.240
  • Maybe that's where you are
  • 00:12:33.240 --> 00:12:34.150
  • today.
  • 00:12:34.150 --> 00:12:35.080
  • Maybe you find yourself
  • 00:12:35.080 --> 00:12:36.090
  • one foot in the old life,
  • 00:12:36.090 --> 00:12:37.220
  • one foot in the new,
  • 00:12:37.220 --> 00:12:38.190
  • trying to figure this out.
  • 00:12:38.190 --> 00:12:40.060
  • I wanna encourage you today
  • 00:12:40.060 --> 00:12:41.020
  • to know that God loves you.
  • 00:12:41.020 --> 00:12:42.070
  • This is--let me tell you what
  • 00:12:42.070 --> 00:12:43.190
  • this is called.
  • 00:12:43.190 --> 00:12:44.140
  • Look at Joshua chapter 2,
  • 00:12:44.140 --> 00:12:45.110
  • verse 12.
  • 00:12:45.110 --> 00:12:46.060
  • "Now swear to me by the Lord
  • 00:12:46.060 --> 00:12:47.100
  • that you will be kind to me.
  • 00:12:47.100 --> 00:12:49.030
  • Give me some guarantee
  • 00:12:49.030 --> 00:12:50.050
  • that when Jericho is conquered,
  • 00:12:50.050 --> 00:12:51.040
  • you will let me live along
  • 00:12:51.040 --> 00:12:52.040
  • with my family."
  • 00:12:52.040 --> 00:12:53.010
  • So, she goes to the spies,
  • 00:12:53.010 --> 00:12:53.280
  • after she lies for them, gets
  • 00:12:53.280 --> 00:12:55.190
  • the authorities off their case,
  • 00:12:55.190 --> 00:12:56.250
  • she goes upstairs,
  • 00:12:56.250 --> 00:12:57.220
  • finds them where she had hidden
  • 00:12:57.220 --> 00:12:58.170
  • them, and she says,
  • 00:12:58.170 --> 00:12:59.180
  • "Hey, listen, I need a guarantee
  • 00:12:59.180 --> 00:13:00.210
  • from you."
  • 00:13:00.210 --> 00:13:01.260
  • She looks at these guys, and she
  • 00:13:01.260 --> 00:13:02.240
  • says, "Guys, I don't trust you.
  • 00:13:02.240 --> 00:13:03.200
  • I need to know that you're not
  • 00:13:03.200 --> 00:13:04.150
  • gonna get me killed.
  • 00:13:04.150 --> 00:13:05.110
  • I need to know you're gonna keep
  • 00:13:05.110 --> 00:13:06.030
  • this secret, and I need to know
  • 00:13:06.030 --> 00:13:06.290
  • you're gonna protect me whenever
  • 00:13:06.290 --> 00:13:08.160
  • you come attack the city."
  • 00:13:08.160 --> 00:13:09.190
  • Why would she be so cold,
  • 00:13:09.190 --> 00:13:12.120
  • and callused, and calculated?
  • 00:13:12.120 --> 00:13:14.060
  • I'll tell you why, because every
  • 00:13:14.060 --> 00:13:16.020
  • man in her life has been someone
  • 00:13:16.020 --> 00:13:17.090
  • she can definitely not trust.
  • 00:13:17.090 --> 00:13:19.270
  • And so, of course she's gonna be
  • 00:13:19.270 --> 00:13:20.270
  • this way.
  • 00:13:20.270 --> 00:13:22.120
  • It goes on to say this,
  • 00:13:22.120 --> 00:13:23.060
  • "We offer--" they said this,
  • 00:13:23.060 --> 00:13:24.080
  • "'We offer our own lives
  • 00:13:24.080 --> 00:13:25.200
  • as a guarantee for your safety,'
  • 00:13:25.200 --> 00:13:26.170
  • the men agreed.
  • 00:13:26.170 --> 00:13:27.200
  • 'If you don't betray us, we will
  • 00:13:27.200 --> 00:13:28.220
  • keep our promise and be kind
  • 00:13:28.220 --> 00:13:30.020
  • to you when the Lord gives us
  • 00:13:30.020 --> 00:13:31.110
  • the land.'
  • 00:13:31.110 --> 00:13:32.050
  • Since Rahab's house
  • 00:13:32.050 --> 00:13:32.270
  • was built into the town wall,
  • 00:13:32.270 --> 00:13:34.200
  • she let them down by a rope
  • 00:13:34.200 --> 00:13:35.290
  • through the window.
  • 00:13:35.290 --> 00:13:37.250
  • 'Escape to the hill country,
  • 00:13:37.250 --> 00:13:38.240
  • hide there for three days from
  • 00:13:38.240 --> 00:13:40.190
  • the men searching for you.'"
  • 00:13:40.190 --> 00:13:42.080
  • By the way, men, if you're into
  • 00:13:42.080 --> 00:13:43.080
  • hunting, I just gave you
  • 00:13:43.080 --> 00:13:44.110
  • a Biblical reference.
  • 00:13:44.110 --> 00:13:45.060
  • You can escape to the hill
  • 00:13:45.060 --> 00:13:46.070
  • country.
  • 00:13:46.070 --> 00:13:46.290
  • See, I'm trying to help you out,
  • 00:13:46.290 --> 00:13:47.260
  • see all that?
  • 00:13:47.260 --> 00:13:48.230
  • Okay, it goes,
  • 00:13:48.230 --> 00:13:49.250
  • "Then, when they have returned,
  • 00:13:49.250 --> 00:13:50.270
  • you can go on your way.
  • 00:13:50.270 --> 00:13:51.280
  • Before they left, the men told
  • 00:13:51.280 --> 00:13:52.290
  • her, 'We will be bound by the
  • 00:13:52.290 --> 00:13:54.080
  • oath we have taken only if you
  • 00:13:54.080 --> 00:13:55.180
  • follow these instructions.
  • 00:13:55.180 --> 00:13:56.260
  • When we come into the land, you
  • 00:13:56.260 --> 00:13:58.050
  • must leave this scarlet rope,'"
  • 00:13:58.050 --> 00:14:00.210
  • would you underline that,
  • 00:14:00.210 --> 00:14:01.130
  • scarlet rope, "Hanging from
  • 00:14:01.130 --> 00:14:02.240
  • the window through which you
  • 00:14:02.240 --> 00:14:03.290
  • let us down."
  • 00:14:03.290 --> 00:14:04.250
  • We're gonna talk more about
  • 00:14:04.250 --> 00:14:05.180
  • the scarlet rope in a moment.
  • 00:14:05.180 --> 00:14:06.220
  • "All your family members must be
  • 00:14:06.220 --> 00:14:08.060
  • here, inside the house."
  • 00:14:08.060 --> 00:14:10.100
  • In other words, if they go out
  • 00:14:10.100 --> 00:14:11.070
  • to fight, they're free game, but
  • 00:14:11.070 --> 00:14:12.290
  • if you keep 'em in the house,
  • 00:14:12.290 --> 00:14:13.290
  • we'll protect 'em, right?
  • 00:14:13.290 --> 00:14:15.010
  • "If you betray us, however,
  • 00:14:15.010 --> 00:14:15.290
  • we are not bound by this oath
  • 00:14:15.290 --> 00:14:16.260
  • in any way.
  • 00:14:16.260 --> 00:14:17.210
  • 'I accept your terms,' she
  • 00:14:17.210 --> 00:14:18.190
  • replied, and she sent them on
  • 00:14:18.190 --> 00:14:20.030
  • their way, leaving the scarlet
  • 00:14:20.030 --> 00:14:21.170
  • rope hanging from the window."
  • 00:14:21.170 --> 00:14:23.010
  • So, there's an outside window
  • 00:14:23.010 --> 00:14:24.050
  • to her home that was actually
  • 00:14:24.050 --> 00:14:25.090
  • the outside wall of Jericho,
  • 00:14:25.090 --> 00:14:27.150
  • and so they could get out.
  • 00:14:27.150 --> 00:14:28.110
  • Now, I think this is really
  • 00:14:28.110 --> 00:14:29.110
  • cool.
  • 00:14:29.110 --> 00:14:30.050
  • So, you've got these walls, let
  • 00:14:30.050 --> 00:14:31.010
  • me explain what this is called.
  • 00:14:31.010 --> 00:14:31.270
  • This is called a casemate wall,
  • 00:14:31.270 --> 00:14:34.110
  • okay.
  • 00:14:34.110 --> 00:14:35.080
  • And so, around the city
  • 00:14:35.080 --> 00:14:36.240
  • of Jericho, there was a wall, it
  • 00:14:36.240 --> 00:14:38.000
  • was an outside protection wall,
  • 00:14:38.000 --> 00:14:39.030
  • right?
  • 00:14:39.030 --> 00:14:40.010
  • And so, the wall was really
  • 00:14:40.010 --> 00:14:41.040
  • thick, and because it was
  • 00:14:41.040 --> 00:14:42.090
  • so thick, they would have an
  • 00:14:42.090 --> 00:14:43.090
  • outside wall and an inner wall,
  • 00:14:43.090 --> 00:14:44.170
  • and in between, often times,
  • 00:14:44.170 --> 00:14:45.170
  • they'd just put rubble in
  • 00:14:45.170 --> 00:14:46.200
  • between it just to build the
  • 00:14:46.200 --> 00:14:47.170
  • wall up, but sometimes they
  • 00:14:47.170 --> 00:14:48.140
  • would actually build homes or
  • 00:14:48.140 --> 00:14:49.200
  • apartments inside those walls.
  • 00:14:49.200 --> 00:14:51.190
  • She lived in one of those homes,
  • 00:14:51.190 --> 00:14:53.170
  • okay?
  • 00:14:53.170 --> 00:14:54.160
  • So, that's where she lived,
  • 00:14:54.160 --> 00:14:55.230
  • and she had a window that went
  • 00:14:55.230 --> 00:14:57.200
  • to the outside world.
  • 00:14:57.200 --> 00:14:59.000
  • And so, they strategically
  • 00:14:59.000 --> 00:14:59.280
  • placed her.
  • 00:14:59.280 --> 00:15:00.240
  • Now, this would not be
  • 00:15:00.240 --> 00:15:01.170
  • a real safe place.
  • 00:15:01.170 --> 00:15:02.170
  • Is it any wonder that they made
  • 00:15:02.170 --> 00:15:03.160
  • the place available to
  • 00:15:03.160 --> 00:15:04.200
  • a prostitute, someone that they
  • 00:15:04.200 --> 00:15:06.080
  • probably didn't have a lot
  • 00:15:06.080 --> 00:15:07.050
  • of high value for?
  • 00:15:07.050 --> 00:15:08.180
  • They're like, "Yeah,
  • 00:15:08.180 --> 00:15:09.110
  • we'll give her the window,
  • 00:15:09.110 --> 00:15:10.010
  • she gets killed, so be it."
  • 00:15:10.010 --> 00:15:11.050
  • And so, she had access to the
  • 00:15:11.050 --> 00:15:12.120
  • outside world where most people
  • 00:15:12.120 --> 00:15:13.220
  • didn't, because they would
  • 00:15:13.220 --> 00:15:15.000
  • just have a solid wall.
  • 00:15:15.000 --> 00:15:15.270
  • So, she had this window.
  • 00:15:15.270 --> 00:15:16.270
  • Isn't it interesting
  • 00:15:16.270 --> 00:15:17.220
  • that God strategically,
  • 00:15:17.220 --> 00:15:19.060
  • even in the middle of her sin,
  • 00:15:19.060 --> 00:15:20.180
  • gave her a place of escape?
  • 00:15:20.180 --> 00:15:23.090
  • Isn't that good that God
  • 00:15:23.090 --> 00:15:24.050
  • is so full of grace that even
  • 00:15:24.050 --> 00:15:25.140
  • in the middle of your sin,
  • 00:15:25.140 --> 00:15:26.190
  • he gives you an escape route?
  • 00:15:26.190 --> 00:15:28.130
  • Isn't it good to know that?
  • 00:15:28.130 --> 00:15:29.150
  • He always tailor-makes
  • 00:15:29.150 --> 00:15:31.060
  • an escape route for you,
  • 00:15:31.060 --> 00:15:33.070
  • even in the middle of your mess.
  • 00:15:33.070 --> 00:15:35.260
  • Now, she is converted,
  • 00:15:35.260 --> 00:15:37.060
  • she is a follower of God now,
  • 00:15:37.060 --> 00:15:38.240
  • but she is still,
  • 00:15:38.240 --> 00:15:40.010
  • by the rules of their society,
  • 00:15:40.150 --> 00:15:43.150
  • by everyone around them,
  • 00:15:43.150 --> 00:15:44.110
  • she's still a prostitute
  • 00:15:44.110 --> 00:15:45.060
  • in their minds.
  • 00:15:45.060 --> 00:15:46.060
  • She knows she's not,
  • 00:15:46.060 --> 00:15:47.080
  • but no one else knows that yet,
  • 00:15:47.080 --> 00:15:48.070
  • and she's got about
  • 00:15:48.070 --> 00:15:49.070
  • a week and a half to go here
  • 00:15:49.070 --> 00:15:50.130
  • where she is just havin' to
  • 00:15:50.130 --> 00:15:52.090
  • pretend like she's still who she
  • 00:15:52.090 --> 00:15:54.100
  • was, when she's not anymore.
  • 00:15:54.100 --> 00:15:56.250
  • And so, I wanna encourage you
  • 00:15:56.250 --> 00:15:57.220
  • today that maybe you find
  • 00:15:57.220 --> 00:15:58.230
  • yourself one foot in the world,
  • 00:15:58.230 --> 00:16:00.120
  • one foot here at church.
  • 00:16:00.120 --> 00:16:01.240
  • Maybe today, honestly,
  • 00:16:01.240 --> 00:16:02.210
  • you're like, "Pastor,
  • 00:16:02.210 --> 00:16:03.250
  • I'm not gonna lie to you.
  • 00:16:03.250 --> 00:16:04.220
  • This last week,
  • 00:16:04.220 --> 00:16:05.140
  • I went to church, went home,
  • 00:16:05.140 --> 00:16:06.070
  • and smoked some weed."
  • 00:16:06.070 --> 00:16:07.200
  • "I went to church, went home,
  • 00:16:07.200 --> 00:16:08.170
  • looked up some porn."
  • 00:16:08.170 --> 00:16:10.070
  • "Went home, you know,
  • 00:16:10.070 --> 00:16:11.190
  • after church, and slept with
  • 00:16:11.190 --> 00:16:12.250
  • my boyfriend or girlfriend."
  • 00:16:12.250 --> 00:16:14.030
  • "Went home after church,
  • 00:16:14.030 --> 00:16:15.010
  • and lived an elicit lifestyle."
  • 00:16:15.010 --> 00:16:16.150
  • You know what this means?
  • 00:16:16.150 --> 00:16:17.100
  • Number three, remember this,
  • 00:16:17.100 --> 00:16:17.270
  • you're in process.
  • 00:16:17.270 --> 00:16:19.270
  • You are in process.
  • 00:16:19.270 --> 00:16:21.100
  • Turn to the person next to you,
  • 00:16:21.100 --> 00:16:22.030
  • right now, and say,
  • 00:16:22.030 --> 00:16:22.260
  • "It's okay, you're in process."
  • 00:16:22.260 --> 00:16:23.180
  • Just let 'em know it's okay,
  • 00:16:23.180 --> 00:16:24.120
  • you're still in process.
  • 00:16:24.120 --> 00:16:25.050
  • I have to remember this
  • 00:16:25.050 --> 00:16:26.010
  • with my teenage kids.
  • 00:16:26.010 --> 00:16:26.250
  • They're in process.
  • 00:16:26.250 --> 00:16:28.200
  • But, I wonder, when I leave
  • 00:16:28.200 --> 00:16:29.120
  • the room, if they don't go,
  • 00:16:29.120 --> 00:16:30.070
  • "It's okay, Dad's in process.
  • 00:16:30.070 --> 00:16:31.060
  • It's alright."
  • 00:16:31.060 --> 00:16:33.140
  • All of us are in process, right?
  • 00:16:33.140 --> 00:16:35.040
  • None of us are fully there.
  • 00:16:35.040 --> 00:16:36.200
  • What I'm trying to say is,
  • 00:16:36.200 --> 00:16:37.160
  • you are not perfect;
  • 00:16:37.160 --> 00:16:38.240
  • you are being perfected.
  • 00:16:38.240 --> 00:16:41.180
  • God's not finished with
  • 00:16:41.180 --> 00:16:42.120
  • any of us.
  • 00:16:42.120 --> 00:16:43.270
  • We're all in process.
  • 00:16:44.150 --> 00:16:47.150
  • Now, understand that this
  • 00:16:47.150 --> 00:16:48.120
  • is not a credit card to use.
  • 00:16:48.120 --> 00:16:50.150
  • You're not supposed to use God's
  • 00:16:50.150 --> 00:16:51.100
  • grace like a credit card, like,
  • 00:16:51.100 --> 00:16:52.080
  • "I'm in process, let me go smoke
  • 00:16:52.080 --> 00:16:53.050
  • some more weed."
  • 00:16:53.050 --> 00:16:54.000
  • No, "I'm in process,
  • 00:16:54.000 --> 00:16:55.090
  • let me go just sleep--"
  • 00:16:55.090 --> 00:16:56.040
  • "I'm in process, let me just go
  • 00:16:56.040 --> 00:16:57.020
  • crazy and party my brains out."
  • 00:16:57.020 --> 00:16:58.100
  • No, no, no, no, we're not sayin'
  • 00:16:58.100 --> 00:16:59.120
  • that, because there are
  • 00:16:59.120 --> 00:17:01.050
  • consequences to doing those
  • 00:17:01.050 --> 00:17:03.080
  • things, right?
  • 00:17:03.080 --> 00:17:05.040
  • There are consequences, and so
  • 00:17:05.040 --> 00:17:06.170
  • I'm not standing in judgement
  • 00:17:06.170 --> 00:17:08.090
  • of you for doing those things,
  • 00:17:08.090 --> 00:17:10.190
  • because I would be judging
  • 00:17:10.190 --> 00:17:12.000
  • myself.
  • 00:17:12.000 --> 00:17:13.100
  • 'Cause all of us have issues
  • 00:17:13.100 --> 00:17:14.110
  • that we struggle with.
  • 00:17:14.110 --> 00:17:15.180
  • Instead what I'm saying is,
  • 00:17:15.180 --> 00:17:16.230
  • you're in process,
  • 00:17:16.230 --> 00:17:17.280
  • and so you just say,
  • 00:17:17.280 --> 00:17:18.220
  • "God, thank you for your grace.
  • 00:17:18.220 --> 00:17:20.220
  • I messed up again, but Lord,
  • 00:17:20.220 --> 00:17:21.190
  • thank you, God, that I'm a new
  • 00:17:21.190 --> 00:17:22.230
  • creature, and I'm a new creation
  • 00:17:22.230 --> 00:17:24.110
  • in Christ, and I can start new
  • 00:17:24.110 --> 00:17:25.170
  • again today."
  • 00:17:25.170 --> 00:17:27.150
  • You know, when God looks at you,
  • 00:17:27.150 --> 00:17:28.110
  • he looks at you through the lens
  • 00:17:28.110 --> 00:17:29.100
  • of Jesus, and so he does not
  • 00:17:29.100 --> 00:17:30.070
  • see your sin.
  • 00:17:30.070 --> 00:17:32.100
  • Once you receive Christ,
  • 00:17:32.100 --> 00:17:33.230
  • all that's washed away.
  • 00:17:33.230 --> 00:17:35.070
  • Did you know that?
  • 00:17:35.070 --> 00:17:36.140
  • And so, you are new in Christ.
  • 00:17:36.140 --> 00:17:38.110
  • He's not--he sees you without
  • 00:17:38.110 --> 00:17:40.000
  • blemish.
  • 00:17:40.000 --> 00:17:40.240
  • One day, you're gonna stand
  • 00:17:40.240 --> 00:17:41.240
  • before God in heaven, if
  • 00:17:41.240 --> 00:17:42.180
  • you receive Christ in your life,
  • 00:17:42.180 --> 00:17:43.140
  • and through the lens of Christ,
  • 00:17:43.140 --> 00:17:44.120
  • God's gonna say,
  • 00:17:44.120 --> 00:17:45.160
  • "Well, it's judgement day,
  • 00:17:45.160 --> 00:17:46.170
  • and so let's go over all your
  • 00:17:46.170 --> 00:17:47.150
  • sins," and Jesus is gonna
  • 00:17:47.150 --> 00:17:48.120
  • step up as your advocate,
  • 00:17:48.120 --> 00:17:49.210
  • as your lawyer.
  • 00:17:49.210 --> 00:17:50.200
  • He walks in and says,
  • 00:17:50.200 --> 00:17:51.140
  • "Oh, hold on.
  • 00:17:51.140 --> 00:17:52.120
  • Actually, no, I went to the
  • 00:17:52.120 --> 00:17:53.060
  • cross and paid the price
  • 00:17:53.060 --> 00:17:54.040
  • for all that stuff.
  • 00:17:54.040 --> 00:17:55.060
  • All that's covered."
  • 00:17:55.060 --> 00:17:55.290
  • And then, Jesus will look
  • 00:17:55.290 --> 00:17:56.230
  • at you, and he will say,
  • 00:17:56.230 --> 00:17:57.210
  • "I declare you perfect."
  • 00:17:57.210 --> 00:17:59.210
  • That's the only way you can get
  • 00:17:59.210 --> 00:18:00.150
  • into heaven, did you know that?
  • 00:18:00.150 --> 00:18:01.160
  • So, one day,
  • 00:18:01.160 --> 00:18:02.090
  • you will be declared perfect.
  • 00:18:02.090 --> 00:18:04.110
  • How cool is that?
  • 00:18:04.110 --> 00:18:07.010
  • I just want my wife to be
  • 00:18:07.010 --> 00:18:07.290
  • somewhere near me when
  • 00:18:07.290 --> 00:18:09.040
  • Jesus declares me perfect,
  • 00:18:09.040 --> 00:18:10.220
  • so I can say, "See, honey, I've
  • 00:18:10.220 --> 00:18:11.170
  • been telling you all along."
  • 00:18:11.170 --> 00:18:13.250
  • The reality is this, is that we
  • 00:18:13.250 --> 00:18:14.180
  • are only declared that
  • 00:18:14.180 --> 00:18:16.060
  • because of the grace of God.
  • 00:18:16.140 --> 00:18:19.140
  • So, Rahab lets them
  • 00:18:19.140 --> 00:18:20.260
  • out of her window, right?
  • 00:18:20.260 --> 00:18:22.190
  • She uses a scarlet rope,
  • 00:18:22.190 --> 00:18:24.170
  • a scarlet cord, a red cord to
  • 00:18:24.170 --> 00:18:26.240
  • lower them out of the window.
  • 00:18:26.240 --> 00:18:28.100
  • More on that in a moment, right?
  • 00:18:28.100 --> 00:18:29.190
  • And they escape into the hill
  • 00:18:29.190 --> 00:18:30.180
  • country, they hide for 3 days,
  • 00:18:30.180 --> 00:18:31.230
  • and then once the hunting party
  • 00:18:31.230 --> 00:18:33.230
  • is called off,
  • 00:18:33.230 --> 00:18:34.180
  • then they go home, okay?
  • 00:18:34.180 --> 00:18:35.250
  • Now, they get back to Joshua,
  • 00:18:35.250 --> 00:18:36.260
  • and this is what they report.
  • 00:18:36.260 --> 00:18:37.290
  • "The two spies reported
  • 00:18:37.290 --> 00:18:39.020
  • to Joshua all that had happened
  • 00:18:39.020 --> 00:18:40.060
  • to them.
  • 00:18:40.060 --> 00:18:40.270
  • 'The Lord has given us the whole
  • 00:18:40.270 --> 00:18:42.000
  • land,' they said,
  • 00:18:42.000 --> 00:18:42.260
  • 'For all the people in the land
  • 00:18:42.260 --> 00:18:44.030
  • are terrified of us.'"
  • 00:18:44.030 --> 00:18:45.220
  • Now, that was true, but
  • 00:18:45.220 --> 00:18:47.020
  • understand, the only report they
  • 00:18:47.020 --> 00:18:48.120
  • were going off of was Rahab's.
  • 00:18:48.120 --> 00:18:51.050
  • That's how central of a figure
  • 00:18:51.050 --> 00:18:53.040
  • and character she is in this
  • 00:18:53.040 --> 00:18:55.050
  • pivotal moment in Israel's
  • 00:18:55.050 --> 00:18:56.120
  • history.
  • 00:18:56.120 --> 00:18:57.060
  • She becomes the hero
  • 00:18:57.060 --> 00:18:59.290
  • in this story.
  • 00:18:59.290 --> 00:19:01.140
  • She goes from zero to hero, from
  • 00:19:01.140 --> 00:19:04.110
  • full of shame to full of grace,
  • 00:19:04.110 --> 00:19:07.020
  • from someone who is used to
  • 00:19:07.020 --> 00:19:08.280
  • someone who is used by God.
  • 00:19:08.280 --> 00:19:11.050
  • Isn't that wonderful to know,
  • 00:19:11.050 --> 00:19:12.020
  • that God can do that
  • 00:19:12.020 --> 00:19:12.220
  • with you and me?
  • 00:19:12.220 --> 00:19:14.010
  • That he is not through with you.
  • 00:19:14.030 --> 00:19:17.030
  • Now, let's fast forward
  • 00:19:17.030 --> 00:19:18.000
  • the story.
  • 00:19:18.000 --> 00:19:18.230
  • They crossed the Jordan River,
  • 00:19:18.230 --> 00:19:19.280
  • and now they get to Jericho,
  • 00:19:19.280 --> 00:19:22.030
  • and they march once a day around
  • 00:19:22.030 --> 00:19:23.240
  • the wall of Jericho for a week,
  • 00:19:23.240 --> 00:19:25.200
  • praying and asking God
  • 00:19:25.200 --> 00:19:26.230
  • for victory.
  • 00:19:26.230 --> 00:19:27.190
  • And then, on the last day,
  • 00:19:27.190 --> 00:19:28.170
  • look what happens.
  • 00:19:28.170 --> 00:19:29.120
  • Joshua 6, verse 15.
  • 00:19:29.120 --> 00:19:30.170
  • "On the seventh day,
  • 00:19:30.170 --> 00:19:31.220
  • the Israelites got up at dawn
  • 00:19:31.220 --> 00:19:32.210
  • and marched around the town
  • 00:19:32.210 --> 00:19:33.240
  • as they had done before.
  • 00:19:33.240 --> 00:19:35.000
  • But this time, they went around
  • 00:19:35.000 --> 00:19:36.130
  • the town seven times.
  • 00:19:36.130 --> 00:19:37.280
  • The seventh time around,
  • 00:19:37.280 --> 00:19:39.020
  • as the priests sounded
  • 00:19:39.020 --> 00:19:40.050
  • the long blast on their horns,
  • 00:19:40.050 --> 00:19:41.160
  • Joshua commanded the people,
  • 00:19:41.160 --> 00:19:42.180
  • 'Shout, for the Lord
  • 00:19:42.180 --> 00:19:43.280
  • has given you the town.
  • 00:19:43.280 --> 00:19:45.170
  • Jericho and everything in
  • 00:19:45.170 --> 00:19:46.210
  • it must be completely destroyed
  • 00:19:46.210 --> 00:19:47.220
  • as an offering to the Lord.
  • 00:19:47.220 --> 00:19:49.010
  • Only Rahab, the prostitute,
  • 00:19:49.010 --> 00:19:51.020
  • and the others in her house will
  • 00:19:51.020 --> 00:19:52.100
  • be spared, for she protected
  • 00:19:52.100 --> 00:19:53.180
  • our spies.'"
  • 00:19:53.180 --> 00:19:55.000
  • That means they had once a week
  • 00:19:55.000 --> 00:19:56.130
  • to go around this,
  • 00:19:56.130 --> 00:19:57.150
  • and look at that one window with
  • 00:19:57.150 --> 00:19:58.260
  • that one little red cord hanging
  • 00:19:58.260 --> 00:20:00.030
  • down, and go, "Okay,
  • 00:20:00.030 --> 00:20:01.030
  • we're gonna take everyone,
  • 00:20:01.030 --> 00:20:02.010
  • but not that window.
  • 00:20:02.010 --> 00:20:03.020
  • We're gonna protect them."
  • 00:20:03.020 --> 00:20:04.040
  • Now, the last day,
  • 00:20:04.040 --> 00:20:05.230
  • they go around seven times.
  • 00:20:05.230 --> 00:20:06.200
  • So, seven times around, they
  • 00:20:06.200 --> 00:20:08.020
  • go around, and they're like,
  • 00:20:08.020 --> 00:20:09.040
  • "Remember, don't touch that one.
  • 00:20:09.040 --> 00:20:10.050
  • Got it.
  • 00:20:10.050 --> 00:20:11.020
  • Ooh, don't forget.
  • 00:20:11.020 --> 00:20:11.240
  • Hey, hey, see that window,
  • 00:20:11.240 --> 00:20:12.240
  • yeah, that's the one house we--
  • 00:20:12.240 --> 00:20:13.240
  • got it."
  • 00:20:13.240 --> 00:20:14.270
  • Seven times.
  • 00:20:14.270 --> 00:20:15.230
  • I wonder if God, in his infinite
  • 00:20:15.230 --> 00:20:18.040
  • wisdom, allowed these soldiers
  • 00:20:18.040 --> 00:20:20.170
  • to have to see seven times
  • 00:20:20.170 --> 00:20:21.280
  • in a row, the one window
  • 00:20:21.280 --> 00:20:22.290
  • they're supposed to not mess
  • 00:20:22.290 --> 00:20:23.260
  • with just to protect Rahab.
  • 00:20:23.260 --> 00:20:26.110
  • What I'm trying to tell you
  • 00:20:26.110 --> 00:20:27.090
  • is that God has singled you out
  • 00:20:27.090 --> 00:20:29.190
  • to protect you.
  • 00:20:29.190 --> 00:20:31.030
  • Let's be honest right now.
  • 00:20:31.030 --> 00:20:32.030
  • Some of you, right now,
  • 00:20:32.030 --> 00:20:32.270
  • let's be honest.
  • 00:20:32.270 --> 00:20:33.200
  • Some of us, we look at our past
  • 00:20:33.200 --> 00:20:34.160
  • and some of the choices
  • 00:20:34.160 --> 00:20:35.090
  • we've made, and there are
  • 00:20:35.090 --> 00:20:36.040
  • friends of ours that did not
  • 00:20:36.040 --> 00:20:37.110
  • even live making the same
  • 00:20:37.110 --> 00:20:38.220
  • choices, and here you are.
  • 00:20:38.220 --> 00:20:41.170
  • Honestly, a lot of us right now,
  • 00:20:41.170 --> 00:20:43.130
  • let's just be honest right now,
  • 00:20:43.130 --> 00:20:44.110
  • we are already sitting in the
  • 00:20:44.110 --> 00:20:45.210
  • place of grace, and God is
  • 00:20:45.210 --> 00:20:46.260
  • saying, "I have extended the red
  • 00:20:46.260 --> 00:20:48.160
  • cord, the scarlet cord, to you,
  • 00:20:48.160 --> 00:20:50.170
  • because I chose you, and I love
  • 00:20:50.170 --> 00:20:52.140
  • you, and the only reason you're
  • 00:20:52.140 --> 00:20:53.170
  • still alive, and the only reason
  • 00:20:53.170 --> 00:20:54.270
  • you're still here, the only
  • 00:20:54.270 --> 00:20:55.290
  • reason I got you through all
  • 00:20:55.290 --> 00:20:57.010
  • that is because I have a great
  • 00:20:57.010 --> 00:20:58.060
  • plan for you."
  • 00:20:58.060 --> 00:21:00.080
  • That's the only reason
  • 00:21:00.080 --> 00:21:00.250
  • you got through this.
  • 00:21:03.170 --> 00:21:06.170
  • What does this mean?
  • 00:21:06.170 --> 00:21:07.220
  • Number four, obey God, and he
  • 00:21:07.220 --> 00:21:09.110
  • will protect you and bless you.
  • 00:21:09.110 --> 00:21:12.010
  • The scarlet rope, by the way,
  • 00:21:12.010 --> 00:21:13.250
  • also refers to the Israelites.
  • 00:21:13.250 --> 00:21:16.110
  • They knew all about red being on
  • 00:21:16.110 --> 00:21:17.150
  • the post, because that same red
  • 00:21:18.050 --> 00:21:21.050
  • on the post of their doors
  • 00:21:21.100 --> 00:21:24.100
  • is what protected them.
  • 00:21:24.100 --> 00:21:26.100
  • You guys remember the story,
  • 00:21:26.100 --> 00:21:27.030
  • right?
  • 00:21:27.030 --> 00:21:27.270
  • In Egypt, when they were going
  • 00:21:27.270 --> 00:21:28.270
  • through the great exodus,
  • 00:21:28.270 --> 00:21:29.250
  • when they were leaving Egypt,
  • 00:21:29.250 --> 00:21:31.000
  • God says, "I'm gonna take
  • 00:21:31.000 --> 00:21:31.230
  • the firstborn son of the Pharaoh
  • 00:21:31.230 --> 00:21:32.200
  • and everyone in Egypt,
  • 00:21:32.200 --> 00:21:34.130
  • all the Egyptians,
  • 00:21:34.130 --> 00:21:35.070
  • because they have taken
  • 00:21:35.070 --> 00:21:36.040
  • your sons."
  • 00:21:36.040 --> 00:21:37.270
  • And so, he said, "Get the blood
  • 00:21:37.270 --> 00:21:39.130
  • of the lamb that you've slain,
  • 00:21:39.130 --> 00:21:41.100
  • and I want you to wipe it above
  • 00:21:41.100 --> 00:21:42.130
  • your door posts, and when the
  • 00:21:42.130 --> 00:21:44.040
  • spirit that kills comes through,
  • 00:21:44.040 --> 00:21:46.010
  • it will pass you up,
  • 00:21:46.010 --> 00:21:48.200
  • and so you're protected,
  • 00:21:48.200 --> 00:21:49.160
  • you're passed over,"
  • 00:21:49.160 --> 00:21:50.180
  • and God is saying, "When
  • 00:21:50.180 --> 00:21:52.110
  • I look at you, I see a red cord,
  • 00:21:52.120 --> 00:21:55.120
  • and I will pass you up.
  • 00:21:55.120 --> 00:21:57.110
  • You will not be judged,
  • 00:21:57.110 --> 00:21:58.070
  • you will be loved,
  • 00:21:58.070 --> 00:21:59.020
  • and you will be saved."
  • 00:21:59.020 --> 00:22:00.060
  • In fact, let me tell you how
  • 00:22:00.060 --> 00:22:01.000
  • far this goes.
  • 00:22:01.000 --> 00:22:01.240
  • Look at Matthew chapter 1,
  • 00:22:01.240 --> 00:22:02.160
  • verse 5.
  • 00:22:02.160 --> 00:22:03.180
  • This is the genealogy of Jesus.
  • 00:22:03.180 --> 00:22:05.180
  • It says, "Salmon was the father
  • 00:22:05.180 --> 00:22:06.270
  • of Boaz, whose mother was," who?
  • 00:22:07.160 --> 00:22:10.160
  • Unbelievable.
  • 00:22:10.160 --> 00:22:13.150
  • The lineage of our Savior
  • 00:22:14.180 --> 00:22:17.180
  • goes through a prostitute,
  • 00:22:18.040 --> 00:22:21.040
  • goes through, I should say,
  • 00:22:21.040 --> 00:22:22.250
  • a former prostitute,
  • 00:22:22.250 --> 00:22:24.160
  • goes through Rahab.
  • 00:22:24.160 --> 00:22:25.170
  • By the way, this isn't the only
  • 00:22:25.170 --> 00:22:26.100
  • prostitute in the lineage
  • 00:22:26.100 --> 00:22:27.060
  • of Jesus, there was two.
  • 00:22:27.060 --> 00:22:28.260
  • Did you know that?
  • 00:22:28.260 --> 00:22:30.020
  • Did you know that also
  • 00:22:30.020 --> 00:22:30.250
  • in the lineage of Jesus
  • 00:22:30.250 --> 00:22:31.250
  • was an adulterer,
  • 00:22:31.250 --> 00:22:32.180
  • probably the most famous
  • 00:22:32.180 --> 00:22:33.120
  • adultery case in all the world's
  • 00:22:33.120 --> 00:22:34.070
  • history, Bathsheba, lineage
  • 00:22:34.070 --> 00:22:36.160
  • of Jesus.
  • 00:22:36.160 --> 00:22:38.040
  • And the reason I wanna point
  • 00:22:38.040 --> 00:22:38.270
  • this out is 'cause maybe you're
  • 00:22:38.270 --> 00:22:39.260
  • like, "Well, Pastor, if you come
  • 00:22:39.260 --> 00:22:40.230
  • to my family reunion and saw
  • 00:22:40.230 --> 00:22:41.270
  • where I came from, man,
  • 00:22:41.270 --> 00:22:43.280
  • I'd be a little embarrassed."
  • 00:22:43.280 --> 00:22:44.240
  • I understand, we all have some
  • 00:22:44.240 --> 00:22:45.210
  • people like that at our family
  • 00:22:45.210 --> 00:22:46.180
  • reunions, you know what
  • 00:22:46.180 --> 00:22:47.230
  • I'm saying?
  • 00:22:47.230 --> 00:22:48.140
  • Every one of us do.
  • 00:22:48.140 --> 00:22:49.150
  • All of us have some history
  • 00:22:49.150 --> 00:22:51.290
  • we're not real proud of, but did
  • 00:22:51.290 --> 00:22:53.130
  • you know, this is interesting,
  • 00:22:53.130 --> 00:22:54.140
  • that in Hebrews 11:31,
  • 00:22:54.140 --> 00:22:55.140
  • it's called The Hall of Faith.
  • 00:22:55.140 --> 00:22:57.030
  • You know,
  • 00:22:57.030 --> 00:22:57.260
  • instead of the hall of fame,
  • 00:22:57.260 --> 00:22:58.210
  • it's the Hall of Faith,
  • 00:22:58.210 --> 00:22:59.140
  • and this is where they just list
  • 00:22:59.140 --> 00:23:00.090
  • off all the great patriarchs
  • 00:23:00.090 --> 00:23:02.010
  • and matriarchs of the Bible,
  • 00:23:02.010 --> 00:23:03.050
  • and one of the ones listed,
  • 00:23:03.050 --> 00:23:04.150
  • in verse 31 of Hebrews 11
  • 00:23:04.150 --> 00:23:06.190
  • is Rahab.
  • 00:23:06.190 --> 00:23:08.160
  • God says,
  • 00:23:08.160 --> 00:23:09.100
  • "I have so much for you."
  • 00:23:09.100 --> 00:23:11.060
  • I don't know about you, but I
  • 00:23:11.060 --> 00:23:12.060
  • can't really stand judgement of
  • 00:23:12.060 --> 00:23:13.090
  • this girl, because I didn't make
  • 00:23:13.090 --> 00:23:14.080
  • The Hall of Faith, but she did.
  • 00:23:14.080 --> 00:23:16.120
  • She was used of God in such
  • 00:23:16.120 --> 00:23:18.020
  • a profound way, and the reason
  • 00:23:18.020 --> 00:23:19.070
  • I wanna bring this up is because
  • 00:23:19.070 --> 00:23:20.030
  • you and I are not too far gone.
  • 00:23:21.010 --> 00:23:24.010
  • God loves you so much.
  • 00:23:24.010 --> 00:23:26.030
  • He is not pointing his finger
  • 00:23:26.030 --> 00:23:26.260
  • at you like this, he's pointing
  • 00:23:26.260 --> 00:23:27.290
  • it like this, saying,
  • 00:23:27.290 --> 00:23:28.290
  • "Come here, I love you.
  • 00:23:28.290 --> 00:23:31.110
  • I forgive you."
  • 00:23:31.110 --> 00:23:32.230
  • This is a new start for you
  • 00:23:32.230 --> 00:23:34.160
  • today.
  • 00:23:34.160 --> 00:23:35.260
  • "Yeah, but you don't know--"
  • 00:23:35.260 --> 00:23:36.190
  • yeah, yeah, I don't care.
  • 00:23:36.190 --> 00:23:37.290
  • I know about all that.
  • 00:23:37.290 --> 00:23:39.040
  • God says, "Yeah,
  • 00:23:39.040 --> 00:23:39.190
  • I know what you did yesterday.
  • 00:23:39.190 --> 00:23:41.150
  • I know what you did an hour
  • 00:23:41.150 --> 00:23:42.070
  • before you got to church, and I
  • 00:23:42.070 --> 00:23:44.160
  • know what you're gonna struggle
  • 00:23:44.160 --> 00:23:45.130
  • with next week," and God says,
  • 00:23:45.130 --> 00:23:47.090
  • "I'm still there for you, and
  • 00:23:47.090 --> 00:23:49.090
  • I love you just like you are."
  • 00:23:49.090 --> 00:23:51.040
  • But, he loves us enough not
  • 00:23:51.040 --> 00:23:52.000
  • to leave us where we are,
  • 00:23:52.000 --> 00:23:53.120
  • but to get us out of there
  • 00:23:53.120 --> 00:23:54.170
  • in the same way he protected
  • 00:23:54.170 --> 00:23:55.160
  • Rahab, why?
  • 00:23:55.160 --> 00:23:56.190
  • So he could save her from that
  • 00:23:56.190 --> 00:23:57.260
  • life and give her a fresh start,
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  • and God is saying to you
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  • and I today,
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  • "This is your fresh start."
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  • You know what, guys?
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  • We're a church of grace.
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  • What that means is, we believe
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  • your past is not your future,
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  • and you are welcome here,
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  • you really are.
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  • So, there's nothing you can say
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  • that you've done, or are doing,
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  • that I would not say, "Welcome,
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  • we're glad you're here."
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  • But, I also wanna tell you that
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  • God loves you enough to meet you
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  • where you are, but he also
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  • loves you enough to say,
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  • "You're not gonna stay where
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  • you are," we're gonna begin
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  • to honor God with our lives.
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  • So, I wanna encourage you today
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  • to know that God has a plan
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  • for you.
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  • It's a good plan, and the first
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  • step in your plan is to say,
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  • "God, I come to you a broken
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  • man, I come to you a broken
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  • woman, I need you in my life.
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  • I need your grace,
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  • I need your forgiveness."
  • 00:24:40.130 --> 00:24:41.280
  • And so, maybe today,
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  • you're like, "Pastor,
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  • I'm already a Christian,
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  • and I still am messing up."
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  • Welcome to the human race.
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  • See, the reality is that Rahab
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  • was doing constantly bad stuff,
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  • and all of a sudden she does one
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  • right thing, and it's created
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  • to her as grace and faith.
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  • And so, that was her conversion
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  • moment.
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  • And eventually, you go from
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  • doing constant bad, and
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  • occasionally doing something
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  • good, to doing a little bit of
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  • bad, and a little bit of good,
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  • that's the process,
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  • to eventually doing a whole lot
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  • of good, and occasionally
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  • doing bad.
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  • Does that make sense?
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  • But, if you're like, "Is there a
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  • next step where I just don't do
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  • bad anymore?"
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  • I'm sorry, that doesn't exist
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  • on this side of heaven.
  • 00:25:16.270 --> 00:25:19.040
  • The Apostle Paul said, "Why do
  • 00:25:19.040 --> 00:25:20.050
  • I do what I don't wanna do?"
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  • And if he says that, I'm sure
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  • you and I say the same thing.
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  • It doesn't excuse our sin, we
  • 00:25:26.140 --> 00:25:28.040
  • still have a holy standard,
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  • but understand there's
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  • a process that we're all in.
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  • I don't know where you are in
  • 00:25:31.160 --> 00:25:32.210
  • the process, but know this, God
  • 00:25:32.210 --> 00:25:34.090
  • is with you wherever you are on
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  • - Bil: Wow, God is awesome!
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  • He is clearly moving today.
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  • I got a question I would like
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  • to ask you, have you prayed a
  • 00:25:49.180 --> 00:25:51.150
  • simple prayer to receive Christ
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  • as your Lord and Savior?
  • 00:25:52.270 --> 00:25:54.170
  • If you've never done so,
  • 00:25:54.170 --> 00:25:55.180
  • would you pray
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  • this simple prayer with me?
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  • This is actually how you become
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  • a Christian.
  • 00:25:58.110 --> 00:25:59.210
  • You can pray with me right now.
  • 00:25:59.210 --> 00:26:01.000
  • You can say, "Dear Jesus,
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  • I realize I need you in my life.
  • 00:26:02.240 --> 00:26:04.230
  • I believe you died on the cross
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  • to pay the price for all
  • 00:26:06.090 --> 00:26:07.090
  • my sins, and that you rose again
  • 00:26:07.090 --> 00:26:09.110
  • from the grave proving
  • 00:26:09.110 --> 00:26:10.200
  • that you're God.
  • 00:26:10.200 --> 00:26:11.220
  • And now, I ask you,
  • 00:26:11.220 --> 00:26:12.230
  • I invite you to come into my
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  • life, change me from within,
  • 00:26:13.240 --> 00:26:15.290
  • be my Lord, and be my Savoir.
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  • Thank you, Jesus,
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  • for saving me."
  • 00:26:19.080 --> 00:26:20.240
  • If you just prayed that prayer,
  • 00:26:20.240 --> 00:26:21.230
  • we believe that Christ has come
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  • into your life, and that's what
  • 00:26:23.000 --> 00:26:24.180
  • it means to become a Christian.
  • 00:26:24.180 --> 00:26:26.070
  • Thanks so much for being
  • 00:26:26.070 --> 00:26:27.040
  • a part of our program today.
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  • We hope you have a great week.
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  • - female announcer: Many of us
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  • face difficulties that challenge
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  • our resolve and keep us from
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  • moving forward.
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  • As a thank you for your support
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  • of Bil Cornelius Ministries,
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  • In this incredible DVD message,
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  • some crazy, weird stuff.
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  • But he wants to reveal to you
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  • that he is available for
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  • whatever you need right now.
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