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January 6, 2018
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  • Pastor Skip Heitzig: Pride has always been a pr
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  • Pastor Skip Heitzig: Pride has always been a prob
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  • Pastor Skip Heitzig: Pride has always been a proble
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  • Pastor Skip Heitzig: Pride has always been a problem,
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  • Pastor Skip Heitzig: Pride has always been a problem, a
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  • Pastor Skip Heitzig: Pride has always been a problem, and
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  • because of the pride of Lucifer, he goes from the shining one,
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  • the angel of light, to the prince of darkness
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  • because of pride.
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  • His desire was to be on the throne.
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  • His destiny is to be in the pit.
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  • His ambition is to go up to the heights.
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  • His destination will be in the depths.
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  • Now, what a difference, what a contrast this is to our Savior,
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  • the Lord Jesus Christ, who said, "I'm gonna go down.
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  • I'm gonna humble myself."
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  • Philippians says, "Who, being in the same likeness, the form of
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  • God, being God himself, he emptied himself, he poured
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  • himself out, he took upon himself the form of a servant."
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  • Skip: So, there was a worker who was laying carpet in a
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  • house, and he finished earlier than he projected and he felt
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  • really good about that, and he thought he did a great job, but
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  • he looked over and surveyed his work where the carpet had been
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  • laid in the corner, and he noticed a lump in the carpet.
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  • And he goes, "Huh, I don't know what that is."
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  • He didn't wanna rip it all out and start again, and he also
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  • noticed that he was missing his pack of cigarettes, so he
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  • thought, "Okay, "I'm not gonna rip it up.
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  • I'm just gonna fix it."
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  • So he goes over to the lump with a hammer and hammers it down
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  • nice and flat, right?
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  • "Just fix it, and then I'll walk away from it."
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  • So he goes out to his truck and two things happen.
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  • Number one, he finds his cigarettes on the dashboard of
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  • the truck.
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  • Number two, the lady of the house shouts out to the worker
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  • and says, "Have you seen my parakeet?"
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  • Now, I can't tell you if that was a second pack of cigarettes
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  • or that was a parakeet underneath the carpet.
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  • All I know is that I would rather read about that mistake
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  • than make that mistake.
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  • And that is what this series is going to be all about,
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  • "Crash & Burn."
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  • We're gonna read about mistakes that have been made in biblical
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  • history, people in the Bible who made wrong choices, and we're
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  • gonna learn, hopefully not by making them, but by reading
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  • about it and learning from it.
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  • This past week, I was reading an article about a young
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  • businessman who makes a habit of studying successful
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  • entrepreneurs, and he said this: "What I search for are the
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  • mistakes which set them back years so that I can identify if
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  • I have begun down a similar path and make adjustments to avoid a
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  • similar fate."
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  • So what we wanna do is look at people in the Bible who have
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  • made choices, and see the end road, and the mistake that they
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  • made so that we don't make it.
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  • Everywhere around us, people are making choices.
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  • It happens every day.
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  • Some people make great choices and we wanna emulate them, but
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  • other people, frankly, make a mess out of their lives by the
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  • choices that they make.
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  • But even those people provide for us opportunities to see what
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  • is the end result of the choices that they have made.
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  • And by the way, Paul the Apostle said that we ought to do that
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  • with biblical characters.
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  • In 1 Corinthians 10, he talks about the failure of the
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  • children of Israel in the wilderness, and he says, "All of
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  • these things happened to them as examples, and were written for
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  • our admonition."
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  • So, if you are tempted to have sex out of marriage, you may
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  • wanna read about David in the Bible or Samson in the Bible and
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  • what happened to them.
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  • If you're inclined to just party your life away and make it all
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  • about gaining material wealth, it would be good for you to
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  • study Solomon's own journal in the book of Ecclesiastes
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  • to get wisdom.
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  • If you struggle with jealousy and envy, you might wanna check
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  • out Genesis chapter 4 and what happened to Cain in the Bible.
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  • Or if you struggle with greed, go to the book of Joshua and
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  • look at what happened to Achan.
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  • All of these are examples.
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  • It's wise to learn good lessons from bad examples.
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  • By the way, you know, when you read the Bible, one of the most
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  • striking features is how honest it is about the heroes
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  • that are written about.
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  • It tells you all about their failures as well as their good
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  • points, all about how they fall and make mistakes.
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  • Even the heroes have flaws.
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  • And by the way, not everybody written in the Bible is a hero.
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  • Years ago, when we used to have our annual Fall Fest right
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  • around this time, around Halloween, we'd provide an
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  • alternative for kids and make a big party of it, but we would
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  • always tell kids, "Dress up like a biblical character."
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  • And it always gave me pause of what they're gonna end up
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  • dressing like because, after all, Satan is a biblical
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  • character.
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  • It really wouldn't bode well to have a bunch of kids runnin'
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  • around church with demon costumes on, but that is a
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  • biblical character.
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  • And that's the character we wanna look at today in the book
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  • of Isaiah, is Satan and his crash and burn because what
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  • happened to him provides the basis for all of the other
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  • subsequent people who have crashed and burned
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  • through history.
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  • By the way, when Satan fell, Jesus was there to witness it.
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  • You know, he said that.
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  • In Luke chapter 10, he said: "'I saw Satan fall like lightning
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  • from heaven.'"
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  • So, in Isaiah 14, we wanna kinda trace the
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  • biography, a biographical sketch of where Satan was, what
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  • happened to him, what his end is going to be, and what caused it.
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  • So we wanna begin in Isaiah 14, and I'm gonna draw your
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  • attention to verse 12, where we find out that Satan's dwelling
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  • was in heaven.
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  • Verse 12: "How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of
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  • the morning!
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  • How you are cut down to the ground, you who
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  • weakened the nations!
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  • For you have said in your heart: 'I will ascend into heaven, I
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  • will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on
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  • the mount of the congregation on the farthest sides of the north;
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  • I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like
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  • the Most High.'
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  • Yet you shall be brought down to hell, or Sheol,
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  • to the lowest depths of the pit.
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  • Those who see you will gaze at you, and consider you, saying:
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  • 'Is this the man who made the earth tremble, who shook
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  • kingdoms, who made the world as a wilderness and destroyed its
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  • cities, who did not open the house of his prisoners?'"
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  • I do need to give you a little bit of the backstory of this
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  • chapter without reading it all, because of time.
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  • The chapter opens up with Isaiah addressing the ruler, the
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  • earthly ruler of the kingdom of Babylon, who would be judged.
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  • What's interesting about that is that when he wrote this to the
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  • king of Babylon, Babylon wasn't even on
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  • the radar screen historically.
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  • It wouldn't even rise as a nation of any substance
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  • for some time.
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  • But Isaiah anticipates that one day, it would rise, it would be
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  • a world-governing power, the ruler would be cast out and
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  • would be judged.
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  • But then we get to verse 12, and verse 12, there is a shift.
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  • There is a change.
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  • It clearly changes in scope and it becomes conspicuous,
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  • even to the most casual reader.
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  • As you read, you go, "Huh, somethin' has changed here."
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  • So, in verse 12, "How are you fallen from heaven, O Lucifer?"
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  • Now Isaiah's gaze goes beyond a king who ruled on earth to some
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  • being who fell from heaven.
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  • And notice, he's called Lucifer.
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  • The word "Lucifer" means "light bearer" or "shining one."
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  • And if you're a Bible student, that immediately causes you to
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  • think of a passage in Genesis chapter 3, where the Genesis
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  • opens up and says: "Now the serpent was more cunning than
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  • any of the beasts of the field which the Lord God had made."
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  • And that word "serpent" is an unfortunate translation of the
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  • Hebrew word "nachash," which literally means "shining one."
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  • "Now the shining one," translated "serpent," "was more
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  • cunning than all the other beasts of the field which the
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  • Lord God had made."
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  • I am bringing this to your attention so that you know that
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  • before Satan became the prince of darkness,
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  • he was the angel of light.
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  • He was the light bearer.
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  • He was son of the morning, some terrific angelic being dwelling
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  • in heaven.
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  • I've discovered over the years that people make many mistakes,
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  • but two significant equal but opposite mistakes
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  • regarding Satan.
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  • Mistake number one is that he doesn't exist at all.
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  • Mistake number two is they become obsessed with him.
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  • Now, those are at opposite end of the mistake spectrum, but
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  • I've discovered a lot of people make those.
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  • First of all, there is denial.
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  • Most people don't even believe there is a devil.
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  • Most around us in the world would just scoff at the idea,
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  • saying, "He's a mythological character, it's ridiculous to
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  • think that one actually exists."
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  • But, you know, you can't have a more powerful enemy than one you
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  • don't even know is there.
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  • That's part of his strategy.
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  • Satan would love for you to see Genesis 3 as pure myth.
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  • He would love you to think of him as purely mythological
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  • rather than being a sophisticated, knowledgeable,
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  • resourceful being with a huge organization aimed
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  • at your destruction.
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  • That's what the Bible describes him as, but that sounds so
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  • medieval, so antiquated.
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  • I began reading a book this week by George Barna.
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  • It's his newest book, called "America At the Crossroads."
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  • He looks at the belief system of Americans.
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  • And he said, and I quote: "Barely one quarter of Americans
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  • believes Satan is a living entity.
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  • A similar proportion believes that Satan is merely
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  • the symbol of evil.
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  • The other half of the public are not sure what to make of the
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  • idea of the devil.
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  • Overall, Satan is not a being or a spiritual concept that most
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  • Americans take seriously," close quote.
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  • However, did you know Jesus took Satan very seriously,
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  • very seriously?
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  • And when the Bible speaks of the devil or Satan, it always calls
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  • him a he, a him, never an it.
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  • It always ascribes personality to this being.
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  • So that's mistake number one, denial of his actual existence.
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  • Mistake number two is to overreact, to be obsessed with
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  • him, an unhealthy fascination with the devil, and even to
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  • think of Satan as the opposite of God, which is ludicrous.
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  • That's what he would love you to think as well.
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  • He is not the opposite of God.
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  • God created him, and God is gonna undo him in the end.
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  • But some become so obsessed that they even fancy themselves
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  • getting together and taking authority over the powers and
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  • principalities.
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  • They are fond of having meetings, seminars, I call 'em,
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  • "Satan fests," where they get together and they identify and
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  • take power over the prince of this city and the power of that
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  • country, and they even talk directly to the devil
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  • in these meetings.
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  • And I've never thought it's good policy to pray to the devil.
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  • I'd rather talk to God about the devil than to talk to the devil
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  • about God.
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  • But they love to do this.
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  • I think it's important that you simply understand in this
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  • series, "Crash & Burn," that he fell from
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  • the height of heaven itself.
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  • And why is that important?
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  • Because no matter how close you are to God, that's never a
  • 00:13:04.120 --> 00:13:07.180
  • guarantee that you won't make bad choices.
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  • No matter how close you walk with the Lord, you are still
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  • capable of making a poor or a series of poor choices.
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  • So, his dwelling was in heaven.
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  • Skip: Let's make some introduction, first.
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  • Kristian, Kristian Stanfill, you're part of Passion City
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  • Church and the worship movement that goes along with that.
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  • Kristian Stanfill: Yeah, that's right.
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  • Skip: And how long have you been doin' that?
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  • Kristian: Started in 2005, it was the first time I ever was a
  • 00:13:34.270 --> 00:13:38.100
  • part of leading at Passion.
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  • I led a community group in Nashville, Tennessee.
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  • And I've been a part of it, so, I guess, almost 10 years.
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  • Skip: And now you're 31, so you were, like, in your 20s
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  • when this started.
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  • Kristian: Oh, my goodness, so, 10 years ago, what was I, 20?
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  • Skip: Wow.
  • 00:13:51.070 --> 00:13:52.210
  • Kristian: Yeah, well, maybe 21, yeah.
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  • Skip: And next to you is Brad, and he's a youth pastor,
  • 00:13:54.260 --> 00:13:56.280
  • right, at the Passion Church?
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  • Brad Jones: Yes, sir, I'm student pastor at Passion City.
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  • I've been around for about 6 years.
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  • I was travelin' with our pastor, Louie Giglio, for the last few
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  • years, and then been pastoring the church also since then.
  • 00:14:05.110 --> 00:14:08.260
  • Skip: That's awesome, were you with Louie in Florida for
  • 00:14:08.270 --> 00:14:10.140
  • the Operation Christmas Child, that big event?
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  • Brad: No, I actually didn't make that trip.
  • 00:14:13.290 --> 00:14:15.190
  • That was one of the ones I couldn't make.
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  • Skip: I shared that conference with him, and it was
  • 00:14:17.150 --> 00:14:19.110
  • just a wonderful time, and what he had to share was just epic.
  • 00:14:19.120 --> 00:14:22.280
  • Brad: I heard it was really amazing and powerful.
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  • Skip: Okay, so, Brad, next to you is Brett.
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  • And, Brett, what do you do?
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  • Brett Younker: Yeah, so I work alongside these guys.
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  • I help lead worship in the student ministry in our church,
  • 00:14:31.050 --> 00:14:34.230
  • and then, I've actually known Kristian since we were 14, and
  • 00:14:34.240 --> 00:14:37.290
  • so, I'm one of the worship leaders and songwriters at
  • 00:14:38.000 --> 00:14:41.010
  • church, so.
  • 00:14:41.020 --> 00:14:42.140
  • Skip: That's great, so, you were, kinda grew up in church
  • 00:14:42.150 --> 00:14:44.100
  • together, is that it?
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  • Kristian: Yeah, that's right.
  • 00:14:46.000 --> 00:14:47.140
  • I mean, I guess, you were, what, 8th grade?
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  • Brett: Eighth grade, yeah.
  • 00:14:49.030 --> 00:14:50.120
  • Kristian: I was 9th grade, just in 9th grade.
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  • Skip: So, you guys are like church rats, all of you kinda
  • 00:14:51.260 --> 00:14:53.080
  • grew up in church, right?
  • 00:14:53.090 --> 00:14:54.190
  • Kristian: You might say that. You might say that.
  • 00:14:54.200 --> 00:14:57.000
  • Brett and I were--the first band that either of us ever played in
  • 00:14:57.010 --> 00:14:59.110
  • really, we were together, but Brett actually played drums, and
  • 00:14:59.120 --> 00:15:02.280
  • so we played, and the first songs we wrote together.
  • 00:15:02.290 --> 00:15:06.160
  • So there's a lot of history.
  • 00:15:06.170 --> 00:15:08.130
  • Brad: Yeah, what was the name of your band?
  • 00:15:08.140 --> 00:15:09.240
  • Kristian: We don't need to talk about that.
  • 00:15:09.250 --> 00:15:12.210
  • Skip: Now we wanna know.
  • 00:15:12.220 --> 00:15:14.010
  • [laughing]
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  • Kristian: No, listen, for anyone starting out out there,
  • 00:15:15.200 --> 00:15:17.010
  • we had--there was a lot of room for growth when
  • 00:15:17.020 --> 00:15:19.230
  • we first started.
  • 00:15:19.240 --> 00:15:21.040
  • Brett: Yeah, yeah, for sure.
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  • Skip: Okay, so, from there, you're part now of a movement.
  • 00:15:22.160 --> 00:15:26.010
  • I was gonna say, "A trend," but really is a movement.
  • 00:15:26.020 --> 00:15:27.270
  • Hopefully, it's not a trend.
  • 00:15:27.280 --> 00:15:29.200
  • Hopefully, this is somethin' that the Lord's doing and
  • 00:15:29.210 --> 00:15:31.180
  • building on.
  • 00:15:31.190 --> 00:15:33.010
  • But it's a Passion movement that people know nationally
  • 00:15:33.020 --> 00:15:36.040
  • and internationally.
  • 00:15:36.050 --> 00:15:37.150
  • What is it--?
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  • Tell us a little bit about that, and what it's like to be
  • 00:15:38.260 --> 00:15:40.170
  • a part of it.
  • 00:15:40.180 --> 00:15:41.270
  • Kristian: Yeah, well, it's phenomenal to be a part of it
  • 00:15:41.280 --> 00:15:43.260
  • and to see it.
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  • It started back in '97 in Texas.
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  • Louie and Shelley Giglio had this vision to see college
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  • students all over the world, really, live for the
  • 00:15:49.230 --> 00:15:53.050
  • glory of God.
  • 00:15:53.060 --> 00:15:54.160
  • And that was the vision, and it really, that's kind of the same.
  • 00:15:54.170 --> 00:15:57.170
  • It is the same as it, you know, right here today.
  • 00:15:57.180 --> 00:15:59.270
  • And it's incredible for us, you know, to see, even earlier this
  • 00:15:59.280 --> 00:16:03.200
  • year, 2014, to see Philips Arena in Atlanta full of college
  • 00:16:03.210 --> 00:16:07.180
  • students, and then, in Houston, Texas, the Toyota Center full of
  • 00:16:07.190 --> 00:16:10.110
  • college students, all just coming to worship God and seek
  • 00:16:10.120 --> 00:16:13.050
  • him, pray for this generation, pray for their campuses, and
  • 00:16:13.060 --> 00:16:16.240
  • it's a really powerful thing to watch.
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  • It's a powerful thing to be a part of, yeah.
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  • Brad: Yeah, we're fairly new to the Passion Movement,
  • 00:16:23.050 --> 00:16:26.180
  • considering that Louie and Shelley started it in '97.
  • 00:16:26.190 --> 00:16:29.060
  • But they really, at the time they started it, there was not a
  • 00:16:29.070 --> 00:16:32.090
  • lot of college ministry happening, and they really loved
  • 00:16:32.100 --> 00:16:35.160
  • being able to stand at the crossroads, you know?
  • 00:16:35.170 --> 00:16:37.200
  • 'Cause all the college students, they're at a crossroads, and
  • 00:16:37.210 --> 00:16:39.180
  • they've got the chance to go one way or the other for the rest of
  • 00:16:39.190 --> 00:16:42.020
  • their life, and we believe we can meet them right there.
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  • And if we can inspire them and encourage them to live their
  • 00:16:45.160 --> 00:16:50.100
  • life for what matters most, it could change the trajectory of
  • 00:16:50.110 --> 00:16:53.170
  • their lives.
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  • Skip: Then let's follow his biography.
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  • What happened to him?
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  • His dwelling was in heaven, but his domain is on the earth.
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  • Verse 12: "How are you fallen from heaven, O Lucifer,
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  • son of the morning?"
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  • Notice what it says after that, "How you are cut
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  • down to the ground."
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  • See the word "ground"?
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  • It's the Hebrew word "eretz," which literally
  • 00:17:15.270 --> 00:17:18.040
  • means "the earth."
  • 00:17:18.050 --> 00:17:19.180
  • That is why modern translations will say, "You are cut down
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  • to the earth."
  • 00:17:23.230 --> 00:17:26.030
  • I already mentioned that Jesus said in Luke chapter 10:
  • 00:17:26.040 --> 00:17:29.260
  • "'I saw Satan fall like lightning,'" just instantaneous,
  • 00:17:29.270 --> 00:17:33.260
  • he was kicked out.
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  • "I saw him fall like lightning from heaven."
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  • Question is, where did he fall from heaven to?
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  • The answer is earth.
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  • He fell from heaven to the domain of the earth.
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  • He is called, "The god of this world."
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  • So, the rebellion that began in heaven moved to the theater of
  • 00:17:53.020 --> 00:17:57.260
  • the earth, and you and I happen to be in the crosshairs
  • 00:17:57.270 --> 00:18:01.160
  • of that invisible war.
  • 00:18:01.170 --> 00:18:04.190
  • That war, by the way, is described in
  • 00:18:04.200 --> 00:18:07.190
  • Revelation 12 briefly.
  • 00:18:07.200 --> 00:18:09.250
  • It's described by saying, "So the great dragon was cast out,
  • 00:18:09.260 --> 00:18:13.290
  • that serpent of old called the devil and Satan, who deceives
  • 00:18:14.000 --> 00:18:17.220
  • the whole world.
  • 00:18:17.230 --> 00:18:19.040
  • He was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast
  • 00:18:19.050 --> 00:18:23.090
  • out with him."
  • 00:18:23.100 --> 00:18:25.040
  • In fact, it says, "One third of all of the angelic hosts of
  • 00:18:25.050 --> 00:18:30.270
  • heaven went with Satan in that great rebellion," and they
  • 00:18:30.280 --> 00:18:35.120
  • become known in the Bible as demons, and this
  • 00:18:35.130 --> 00:18:39.040
  • bothers some people.
  • 00:18:39.050 --> 00:18:40.270
  • This bothers Christians who think, "Oh, I've got a lot of
  • 00:18:40.280 --> 00:18:43.140
  • demons against me.
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  • A whole third of all the angels are now demons.
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  • Man, I got so many enemies."
  • 00:18:47.170 --> 00:18:49.230
  • What you fail to realize is the meaning of that passage.
  • 00:18:49.240 --> 00:18:53.040
  • One third fell, two thirds are left, they're outnumbered
  • 00:18:53.050 --> 00:18:55.150
  • two to one.
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  • They're outnumbered two to one.
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  • You have got God the Holy Spirit living in you, and you have at
  • 00:18:59.050 --> 00:19:01.240
  • your disposal, dispatched for your protection and God's
  • 00:19:01.250 --> 00:19:06.010
  • purposes and will, 2/3 of the holy angels guarding his people.
  • 00:19:06.020 --> 00:19:12.080
  • And the Bible says you are guarded by them.
  • 00:19:12.090 --> 00:19:14.120
  • So, Satan has fallen from heaven.
  • 00:19:14.130 --> 00:19:18.200
  • His domain is the earth.
  • 00:19:18.210 --> 00:19:21.030
  • But interestingly, he still seems to have some sort of
  • 00:19:21.040 --> 00:19:24.240
  • access to heaven, even to this day.
  • 00:19:24.250 --> 00:19:29.120
  • In Job chapter 1, we are told that "there came a day when the
  • 00:19:29.130 --> 00:19:34.070
  • sons of God," that's an Old Testament rendering for
  • 00:19:34.080 --> 00:19:38.000
  • "angels," "the sons of God came to present themselves before the
  • 00:19:38.010 --> 00:19:42.050
  • Lord, and Satan was among them.
  • 00:19:42.060 --> 00:19:45.260
  • And God said to Satan, 'From where do you come?'
  • 00:19:45.270 --> 00:19:48.060
  • And he said, 'From going to and fro on the earth.'"
  • 00:19:48.070 --> 00:19:53.050
  • So his domain is the earth, excuse me.
  • 00:19:53.060 --> 00:19:55.210
  • He's kicked out of heaven, but he has some sort of access to
  • 00:19:55.220 --> 00:19:58.230
  • heaven, as there's this accountability of being
  • 00:19:58.240 --> 00:20:01.290
  • presented before the Lord.
  • 00:20:02.000 --> 00:20:04.050
  • So, what does he do on the earth?
  • 00:20:04.060 --> 00:20:05.160
  • What does he do?
  • 00:20:05.170 --> 00:20:07.120
  • He runs it.
  • 00:20:07.130 --> 00:20:09.230
  • He's called, "The god of this age," or, "The god of this
  • 00:20:09.240 --> 00:20:11.220
  • world."
  • 00:20:11.230 --> 00:20:13.050
  • And when I say he runs the world, I don't mean that he runs
  • 00:20:13.060 --> 00:20:15.150
  • the world in the sense that God runs the world.
  • 00:20:15.160 --> 00:20:17.180
  • Of course, he is sovereign, God is sovereign over all, and the
  • 00:20:17.190 --> 00:20:20.120
  • earth is the Lord's.
  • 00:20:20.130 --> 00:20:21.280
  • However, he runs the world system.
  • 00:20:21.290 --> 00:20:24.240
  • The Bible talks about the world, and I am putting quotes around
  • 00:20:24.250 --> 00:20:27.290
  • it, meaning the evil system that includes all
  • 00:20:28.000 --> 00:20:31.210
  • the unregenerate people.
  • 00:20:31.220 --> 00:20:33.220
  • He works through them to enact his will on the earth.
  • 00:20:33.230 --> 00:20:38.240
  • He has, in effect, the entire world in his life.
  • 00:20:38.250 --> 00:20:42.280
  • Did you know that?
  • 00:20:42.290 --> 00:20:45.060
  • 1 John chapter 5, it says: "We are of God, little children, and
  • 00:20:45.070 --> 00:20:49.260
  • the whole world lies under the sway," or in the lap, "of the
  • 00:20:49.270 --> 00:20:55.120
  • wicked one."
  • 00:20:55.130 --> 00:20:57.250
  • Well, what does he do exactly?
  • 00:20:57.260 --> 00:21:00.170
  • Well, he has four principle targets, and I'm only gonna
  • 00:21:00.180 --> 00:21:02.240
  • mention them because of time.
  • 00:21:02.250 --> 00:21:04.280
  • He has four principle targets, and you're not number
  • 00:21:04.290 --> 00:21:08.010
  • one or two.
  • 00:21:08.020 --> 00:21:09.170
  • Don't flatter yourself.
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  • His principle target has always been, and still is,
  • 00:21:12.020 --> 00:21:15.050
  • the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • 00:21:15.060 --> 00:21:18.030
  • Number two, holy angels.
  • 00:21:18.040 --> 00:21:21.040
  • There's always the battle in the heavenly realms.
  • 00:21:21.050 --> 00:21:24.050
  • We get insights into it in books like Daniel, et cetera,
  • 00:21:24.060 --> 00:21:27.060
  • Zechariah.
  • 00:21:27.070 --> 00:21:29.000
  • The holy angels that do war, Revelation chapter 12, against
  • 00:21:29.010 --> 00:21:32.200
  • Satan and his minions.
  • 00:21:32.210 --> 00:21:34.290
  • So, Jesus Christ, holy angels.
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  • Number three, the nation of Israel, God's covenant land that
  • 00:21:36.170 --> 00:21:39.160
  • he will enact his plan through throughout history.
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  • And number four, believers, you and I, are a part of that realm.
  • 00:21:43.040 --> 00:21:49.230
  • And what does he do to us?
  • 00:21:49.240 --> 00:21:51.190
  • Well, we could do several studies on that, couldn't we?
  • 00:21:51.200 --> 00:21:56.120
  • But one of the things he does, besides tempt you, besides use
  • 00:21:56.130 --> 00:22:00.100
  • the world and your flesh, is he accuses you before God.
  • 00:22:00.110 --> 00:22:05.040
  • He's called, "The accuser of the brethren," Revelation chapter
  • 00:22:05.050 --> 00:22:09.110
  • 12, "who accuses them before God day and night."
  • 00:22:09.120 --> 00:22:12.170
  • You're saying, "Satan accuses me before God?
  • 00:22:12.180 --> 00:22:15.150
  • What does he tell him?"
  • 00:22:15.160 --> 00:22:17.210
  • Just the truth.
  • 00:22:17.220 --> 00:22:19.190
  • He's got the dirt on you.
  • 00:22:19.200 --> 00:22:21.020
  • He knows what you think, what you do.
  • 00:22:21.030 --> 00:22:22.220
  • He knows you.
  • 00:22:22.230 --> 00:22:24.060
  • He's studied you.
  • 00:22:24.070 --> 00:22:25.160
  • And the thing is, all the accusations he brings, I think,
  • 00:22:25.170 --> 00:22:27.190
  • are accurate.
  • 00:22:27.200 --> 00:22:30.020
  • What he fails to understand, however, is the power of the
  • 00:22:30.030 --> 00:22:32.140
  • blood of Jesus Christ which cleanses a man or a woman
  • 00:22:32.150 --> 00:22:35.040
  • from all sin.
  • 00:22:35.050 --> 00:22:36.210
  • So all those accusations may be right, but he fails to see the
  • 00:22:36.220 --> 00:22:40.190
  • judicial sentence that has been passed in your behalf.
  • 00:22:40.200 --> 00:22:45.140
  • But he accuses you before God day and night.
  • 00:22:45.150 --> 00:22:48.000
  • And I dare say, you've heard some of those accusations in
  • 00:22:48.010 --> 00:22:51.200
  • your own little head.
  • 00:22:51.210 --> 00:22:54.050
  • "You call yourself a Christian?
  • 00:22:54.060 --> 00:22:56.270
  • What are you--? You shouldn't be at church.
  • 00:22:56.280 --> 00:22:59.110
  • What are you doin' here?"
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  • Answer, "I'm here with all the other sinners.
  • 00:23:01.030 --> 00:23:02.230
  • We all need God."
  • 00:23:02.240 --> 00:23:06.240
  • But he tries to accuse you and make you feel so bad and so
  • 00:23:06.250 --> 00:23:11.040
  • guilty and so unworthy.
  • 00:23:11.050 --> 00:23:12.240
  • And of course, the answer is, "I am guilty.
  • 00:23:12.250 --> 00:23:14.070
  • I am unworthy.
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  • Thank you, Lord, for saving me.
  • 00:23:15.190 --> 00:23:16.290
  • Thank you for the blood of Jesus Christ, next, move on."
  • 00:23:17.000 --> 00:23:22.280
  • So, his dwelling is in heaven.
  • 00:23:23.220 --> 00:23:25.110
  • His domain is the earth.
  • 00:23:25.120 --> 00:23:27.090
  • Now, I did mention this, and I'm gonna have you turn if you're
  • 00:23:27.100 --> 00:23:30.050
  • daring enough to Ezekiel chapter 28 'cause the corollary to what
  • 00:23:30.060 --> 00:23:35.090
  • we just read in Isaiah 14 is in Ezekiel 28.
  • 00:23:35.100 --> 00:23:39.220
  • And as you're turning there, let me say to you that Ezekiel does
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  • exactly the same thing Isaiah does.
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  • Ezekiel begins with an earthly ruler of his day, in this case,
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  • the prince of Tyre.
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  • Tyre is on the seacoast of Lebanon, ancient Phoenicia of
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  • that time.
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  • And he addresses this earthly ruler, and it's a
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  • straightforward polemic, a verbal attack against the prince
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  • of Tyre, and we know who that was.
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  • It was a guy named Eto Ba'al the Second, who was puffed up
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  • with pride, and judgment is pronounced against him.
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  • But then, again, there's a shift in the text.
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  • And in Ezekiel chapter 28, verse 11, it says: "Moreover the Word
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  • of the Lord came to me, saying, 'Son of man, take up a
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  • lamentation for the king of Tyre,'" now I wanna talk about
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  • somebody even more powerful than the earthly ruler of the
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  • Phoenician Empire, the king of Tyre, "And say to him, 'Thus
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  • says the Lord God: "You were the seal of perfection, full of
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  • wisdom and perfect in beauty."'"
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  • Now who is he addressing?
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  • Well, it doesn't sorta sound like it's the prince of Tyre.
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  • Doesn't sound like it's Eto* Ba'al the Second with this
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  • language.
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  • Look at the next verse: "You were in Eden,
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  • the garden of God."
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  • Okay, so who's he talkin' to?
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  • Who was in Eden?
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  • I mean, the population was pretty limited, right?
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  • It was Adam and Eve and a shining one, the serpent,
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  • Lucifer, Satan.
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  • There was only three.
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  • "You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone was
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  • your covering: the sardius, topaz, the diamond, the beryl,
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  • the onyx, jasper, sapphire, turquoise,
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  • and emerald with gold."
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  • The ancient way of describing color.
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  • "The workmanship of your timbrels and pipes," those are
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  • musical instruments, "was prepared for you on the day you
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  • were created.
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  • You were the anointed cherub," that's an angelic being,
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  • cherubim, "a cherub who covers; I established you;
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  • You were on the holy mountain of God;
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  • You walked back and forth in the midst of the fiery stones.
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  • You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created,
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  • until iniquity was found in you."
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  • He's speaking to an angelic being, a cherub.
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