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  • by the partners and friends ofCreflo Dollar Ministries.
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  • announcer: Coming up next on"Changing Your World."
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  • Creflo Dollar: In the timesthat we're living in right now,
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  • this is an opportunityfor us to stand out.
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  • When people areoperating in hate,
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  • we operate in love.
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  • It's an opportunityto stand out.
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  • We do that because we'vebeen made that way.
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  • ♪ This is your world ♪
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  • ♪ so let's vow to makeit a better place. ♪
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  • ♪ Let every heartthat needs to know ♪
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  • ♪ your love is here to stay. ♪
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  • ♪ Oh, it's time welive a new life. ♪
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  • ♪ Oh, let his loveshine bright in you. ♪
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  • ♪ Oh, we're saved byhis grace so we ♪
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  • ♪ embrace your love today. ♪
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  • Creflo: Father, wethank you for this,
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  • another opportunityto minister to these,
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  • your precious sheep.
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  • Thank you, Lord, that revelationknowledge will flow freely
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  • uninterrupted and unhindered byany satanic or demonic force.
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  • And Father, I pray that you willspeak through my vocal cords
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  • and think through my mind.
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  • None of me and all of you.
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  • And I give you all the honor,and the glory, and the praise.
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  • It's in Jesus's name we pray.And everybody said amen.
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  • Praise God.Well, God bless you.
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  • I pray that your day has beenfilled with the favor of God,
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  • that the power of God's blessingis working in your life,
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  • and that you will understandthat God is perfecting
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  • everything that concerns you.
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  • I wanna get rightinto this tonight.
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  • Last week we began to talkabout grace-based holiness,
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  • and we talked aboutwhat holiness,
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  • what it is and what it is not.
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  • And we concluded that holinessis all about being whole,
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  • that God has made you whole.
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  • So, when he says beye holy as he is holy,
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  • he is saying be wholeas he is whole.
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  • In other words,he made you whole,
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  • and he expects for us to beginto mature and come to that place
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  • of being who we've been made,and we've been made whole,
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  • so we need to come to thatplace of wholeness.
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  • And so, I wanna begin againin the Book of 1 Corinthians
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  • chapter 1, and verse 30.
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  • And I've got a lotto share with you,
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  • and I believe that this is gonnareally change your life forever.
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  • 1 Corinthianschapter 1, verse 30,
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  • as we look at holiness,grace-based holiness,
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  • let's just see howthis works together.
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  • Verse 30 says, "But of himare you in Christ Jesus."
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  • Now, the day we got bornagain we are in Christ Jesus.
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  • We've been reconciledto God by Christ Jesus,
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  • but of him are you in ChristJesus who of God Jesus
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  • is made unto us wisdom.
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  • Jesus is made untous righteousness.
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  • Jesus is made untous sanctification,
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  • and Jesus has beenmade unto us redemption.
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  • Now, interesting--interestingly enough,
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  • in this word "sanctification,"
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  • it is the same Greek wordtranslated "holiness."
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  • And so, "sanctification,""holiness," they come
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  • from the same Greek wordin the New Testament.
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  • Now, holiness, asI said last week,
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  • is a fruit of grace.
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  • You cannot be more righteousbecause you are already 100%
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  • righteous by Jesus Christ,by the blood of Jesus Christ.
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  • Because of his blood, wehave been made righteous.
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  • But under grace, you can growin holiness in the way that you
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  • choose to live your life,living a life of wholeness,
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  • nothing missing and nothingbroken in your life.
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  • And then according to verse30, practical holiness is not
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  • possible if you don't understandthat you're righteous in Christ.
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  • The day you come to realizing,"I am righteous in Christ,"
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  • then that's the day you'll alsorealize that "I'm whole,"
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  • the day that you'llrealize that, "I am holy."
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  • And then once youhave the person,
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  • then you have allthese other things.
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  • Romans 8:32, he gave us Jesus,
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  • and he's given us allthese other things.
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  • And I think last week I closedwith the erroneous teachings
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  • of holiness that were directlymostly towards women.
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  • And so tonight,I wanna pick up
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  • with 1 Chronicles chapter16, and verse 29.
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  • 1 Chronicles chapter 16,and verse 29.
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  • David said something herethat I think it's worth paying
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  • attention to, and I want youto look at this,
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  • and we'll begin here tonight.
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  • He said, "Give unto the Lord theglory that's due unto his name:
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  • bring an offering, comebefore him: worship the Lord,
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  • now watch this phrase,"in the beauty of holiness."
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  • Underline that phrase,"the beauty of holiness."
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  • So, David said worship theLord in the beauty of holiness.
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  • Beauty is, of course,something that you behold.
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  • But he says here, and here'swhat I want you to understand,
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  • that holiness comes from theword, "complete" or "whole."
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  • So, worship the Lord inthe beauty of wholeness.
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  • Worship the Lord in thebeauty of completeness.
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  • And so, the oppositeof holiness.
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  • And please understand, holinesscomes from that word "complete,"
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  • it comes from that word "whole."
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  • It comes from the place ofsomething that's already
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  • been done, already--it'scomplete, it's whole.
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  • And so, if we lookat the opposite of holiness
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  • religion has said that theopposite of holiness is sin.
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  • But I say to you tonight that
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  • the opposite ofholiness is not sin.
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  • All my life I thought,"Well, you know,
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  • the opposite of holiness issin, and then if you sin,
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  • then you're not holy."
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  • And I thought about this fromlast week when I taught this.
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  • I thought about thefact that, you know,
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  • God made us whole.
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  • He made us holy, and hewants us to mature into that.
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  • And so likewise, a babythat's learning how to walk,
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  • he'll mature into his physicaland his humanity,
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  • but as he's learninghow to walk, he may fall.
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  • Well, you don't beathim because he fell.
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  • You pick him up, you encouragehim to continue to walk.
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  • You pick them up, and youencourage him to continue
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  • to mature, and theneventually he gets that.
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  • I believe the same thing is truewhere we've been made holy,
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  • we've been made whole,then if you miss the mark,
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  • then you're not gonna bepenalized from maturing
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  • into what God has made you.
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  • And so, this is whyyou can't say that sin,
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  • or the opposite of sin,is holiness.
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  • The opposite ofholiness is not sin.
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  • The opposite ofholiness is not sin.
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  • The opposite of holinessis being common.
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  • The opposite of holinessis commonness.
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  • It's like you're alikesomething else.
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  • Let's put it practically.
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  • If the world is sick,then the opposite of holiness
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  • is you're sick too,common with the world.
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  • If the world is worried,then, you know,
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  • the opposite of holinessis you'd be worried too.
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  • So, what he's trying to showyou is that you should
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  • not see yourself commonor like the world.
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  • You've been separated fromwhat the world goes through,
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  • and you have beensanctified as someone
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  • that's uncommonwith the world.
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  • So, when they'resad, you're happy.
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  • And when they'resick, you're healed.
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  • And when they're frustrated,you have the joy of the Lord.
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  • You understand what I'm saying?
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  • So, the opposite of holinesswould be when you're trying
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  • to be common with theword or commonness, commonness.
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  • And so, you gotta examine that.
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  • Somebody says,"Well, you're not holy."
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  • Well, they're saying you'renot holy because of sin
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  • and in reality, you're not holybecause you're being common
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  • with the world,and holiness is not being
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  • common with the world.
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  • You're whole, you'vebeen created to be whole,
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  • nothing missing, nothingbroken, and you mature
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  • into that wholeness,and you begin to see
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  • the fruit of holinessin your life.
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  • So, when God says be holy,basically what he is saying
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  • when he says be holy,he's saying, stand out.
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  • When he says be holy,he's saying be whole.
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  • When he says be holy,he says stand out,
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  • he says be separate.
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  • "You are my people,
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  • be holy as I amholy, stand out."
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  • And I'm telling you in the timesthat we're living in right now,
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  • this is an opportunityfor us to stand out.
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  • When people areoperating in hate,
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  • we operate in love.
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  • It's an opportunityto stand out.
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  • We do that becausewe've been made that way.
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  • We've been made holyso we can forgive
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  • while they hold on to allnon-forgiveness.
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  • We've been made holy.
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  • We should be, seriously,the light of the world,
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  • or something the worldcan look at and say,
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  • "That's how this ought tobe, this should be done.
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  • Oh, I get it."
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  • They're not holdingon to these things.
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  • They're going forward,praise God.
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  • They're not allowing, you know,
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  • somebody to use theiranger against them.
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  • They're gonna go forward.
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  • And so, the questionyou need to ask yourself,
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  • "Am I standing out?
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  • Am I separate from what wesee in the world with people
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  • who have not beenreconciled with God?"
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  • And so, here's an example.
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  • Look at this when people,again, when you see the world,
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  • they're worried,you're in peace, all right?
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  • So, you're not common with them.
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  • You're not worriedlike they're worried.
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  • It's what I spoke of before.
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  • It's so important that weunderstand that as the church,
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  • we're the light of the world,we're the salt of the earth.
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  • The world should berevolving around the church
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  • to see how we're doing it, andwe've gotta understand that.
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  • So, you know, when they'rebroke, we're prospering.
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  • When they're sick, we're healed.
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  • God's people stand separatefrom all of that stuff,
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  • that's what it means.
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  • So, "holy" literally meansseparate from the world.
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  • Look at 1 Peter 2 and 9.
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  • It's separate fromthe world.
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  • You are whole, praise God,in this world,
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  • nothing missing,nothing broken.
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  • That's not so with thosewho are in the world.
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  • Look at what hesays, 1 Peter 2:9.
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  • He says, "But you area chosen generation.
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  • You're a royal priesthood,you're a holy nation.
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  • You are a peculiar people,peculiar people,
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  • that you should show forththe praises of him who hath
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  • called you out of darknessinto the marvelous light."
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  • So, your life is notcommon with the darkness
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  • that you've been called out of.
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  • While you were darkness,now that you've been reconciled
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  • to God, you're light.
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  • That's what thisthing is all about,
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  • where holiness is concerned.
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  • So, when people don't seethe beauty of holiness,
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  • if they don't see thebeauty of wholeness,
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  • they won't pursue it.
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  • When the world is revolvingaround the church
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  • and they see the beauty ofholiness, they see that there's
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  • something different there, theysee that they're not common
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  • with what they're going through.
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  • Well, when they see,that's the beauty of it,
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  • that's the beauty of it.
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  • When they see that,then they have a desire
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  • to wanna pursue that.
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  • But when they don't see that,
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  • there's no reallydesire to pursue that.
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  • I mean, if the church isrevolving around the world,
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  • then the world has no needto try to pursue it because
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  • it's the church that'srevolving around the world.
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  • And it's a sadthing to say that,
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  • but we've gotta be carefulbecause it's some
  • 00:13:47.239 --> 00:13:49.942
  • of the churches are like that,revolving around the world
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  • and so the world has no desireat all to want to be like that
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  • which is a revolvesaround them.
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  • And so, when people don'tsee the beauty of holiness,
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  • they don't pursue it.
  • 00:14:04.623 --> 00:14:06.692
  • Now, look at 1 Johnchapter 4:17.
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  • The Bible says, "As he is,so are we in this world."
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  • We're holy.
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  • So, we are like Jesuswhile we're in this world.
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  • 1 John 4:17 says, "Hereinis our love made perfect,
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  • that we may have boldnessin the day of judgment:
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  • because as he is, so arewe in this world."
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  • Well, we've been put in thisworld to be holy so we can
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  • be a light, so we can besalt with season,
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  • so we can be a city that's onthe hill where people can see it
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  • and our holiness beginsto minister to people.
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  • You see how we gotthis all messed up?
  • 00:14:50.102 --> 00:14:52.438
  • We started thinkingholiness was in the dress,
  • 00:14:52.471 --> 00:14:54.606
  • and then you put people inbondage because you say,
  • 00:14:54.640 --> 00:14:56.842
  • "Well, if you got pants on,you're not holy."
  • 00:14:56.875 --> 00:14:58.644
  • And then we thoughtholiness was in,
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  • you know, wearinga lot of makeup,
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  • and then you told peoplethat it's a sin to wear makeup,
  • 00:15:03.816 --> 00:15:06.785
  • and then they stoppedwearing makeup.
  • 00:15:06.819 --> 00:15:08.721
  • And you know the thing about it,they know something's gotta
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  • be wrong with that.
  • 00:15:11.757 --> 00:15:13.926
  • They know something'sgotta be wrong with that.
  • 00:15:13.959 --> 00:15:16.362
  • And so, it's importantthat we begin
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  • to see this and correct this.
  • 00:15:19.064 --> 00:15:20.566
  • Now, look at 2 Corinthianschapter 3, verse 18.
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  • So, we are as he is, butwe're like that in the world,
  • 00:15:24.503 --> 00:15:29.241
  • and that's what Jesus was likewhen Jesus was on this earth.
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  • I mean, they're acting thiskind of when you look at Jesus,
  • 00:15:32.011 --> 00:15:34.346
  • he's totally differentto the point,
  • 00:15:34.380 --> 00:15:35.814
  • well, I'm sure theylooked at him and was like,
  • 00:15:35.848 --> 00:15:37.549
  • this guy is weird.
  • 00:15:37.583 --> 00:15:39.118
  • Why?
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  • Because, you know,the Bible just said it,
  • 00:15:40.519 --> 00:15:42.354
  • peculiar, peculiar people.
  • 00:15:42.388 --> 00:15:44.757
  • And he's called us to bepeculiar people so that
  • 00:15:44.790 --> 00:15:47.059
  • when people look atus, we're peculiar,
  • 00:15:47.092 --> 00:15:49.428
  • we're not commonto everybody else.
  • 00:15:49.461 --> 00:15:52.765
  • Wow, praise God.
  • 00:15:52.798 --> 00:15:54.166
  • 2 Corinthianschapter 3, verse 18.
  • 00:15:54.199 --> 00:15:57.403
  • He says, "But we all with openface beholding as in a glass."
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  • We behold the glory of the Lord.
  • 00:16:02.975 --> 00:16:05.110
  • So, we're beholdingthe glory of the Lord.
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  • He says this is what happenswhen you start beholding
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  • the glory of the Lord,when you start beholding
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  • the manifestation of theLord Jesus Christ,
  • 00:16:13.685 --> 00:16:17.022
  • Jesus you start beholdinghim, you start beholding Jesus,
  • 00:16:17.056 --> 00:16:20.459
  • he says you're changedinto that same image.
  • 00:16:20.492 --> 00:16:23.996
  • Well, that's what hemeant when he says,
  • 00:16:24.029 --> 00:16:25.397
  • you know, as he is,so are we,
  • 00:16:25.431 --> 00:16:27.132
  • that comes as a resultof beholding him.
  • 00:16:27.166 --> 00:16:30.602
  • And the more we behold Jesus,we're gonna be changed
  • 00:16:30.636 --> 00:16:33.972
  • in the same image fromglory to glory.
  • 00:16:34.006 --> 00:16:36.075
  • It's a process,from glory to glory,
  • 00:16:36.108 --> 00:16:38.210
  • even as by theSpirit of the Lord.
  • 00:16:38.243 --> 00:16:40.079
  • So, the Holy Spirit hascommitted himself to initiate
  • 00:16:40.112 --> 00:16:45.217
  • and to be a part and to beinvolved in this process
  • 00:16:45.250 --> 00:16:48.887
  • of changing you from glory,glory into that image.
  • 00:16:48.921 --> 00:16:52.491
  • So, somebody says,"Well, what is my part then?
  • 00:16:52.524 --> 00:16:54.493
  • If the Holy Spirit has committedto changing me from glory
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  • to glory, what is my part?"
  • 00:16:57.362 --> 00:16:58.697
  • My part is to behold him.
  • 00:16:58.730 --> 00:17:00.833
  • My part is to behold himand just by beholding him,
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  • the Holy Spirit now is able tochange me into that same image
  • 00:17:04.970 --> 00:17:10.109
  • by beholding him, by beholdinghim through the Word of God,
  • 00:17:10.142 --> 00:17:13.512
  • by beholding himthrough my relationship,
  • 00:17:13.545 --> 00:17:15.647
  • by beholding him,just by beholding him.
  • 00:17:15.681 --> 00:17:18.417
  • So holiness is actually,ladies and gentlemen,
  • 00:17:18.450 --> 00:17:22.654
  • a person and his name is Jesus.
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  • Holiness is a person,his name is Jesus.
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  • Jesus was made unto us.
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  • He's been made for us holiness.
  • 00:17:31.663 --> 00:17:35.534
  • And by beholding him, he's beenmade for us sanctification.
  • 00:17:35.567 --> 00:17:39.905
  • And by beholding him, we'rechanged into that same image.
  • 00:17:39.938 --> 00:17:43.342
  • And as he is,so are we in this earth.
  • 00:17:43.375 --> 00:17:47.079
  • So, listen to me, holiness willnot come by looking at yourself,
  • 00:17:47.112 --> 00:17:52.017
  • and that's so important.
  • 00:17:52.050 --> 00:17:54.753
  • You know, we spendso much time looking at us
  • 00:17:54.786 --> 00:17:57.022
  • and checking outwhat we would do.
  • 00:17:57.055 --> 00:17:58.757
  • Holiness is not gonnacome by looking at yourself.
  • 00:17:58.790 --> 00:18:01.560
  • Holiness is in Christ,not in self.
  • 00:18:01.593 --> 00:18:05.898
  • It's not gonna be in self,it's gonna be in Christ.
  • 00:18:05.931 --> 00:18:08.133
  • So, true holinesslooks to Christ.
  • 00:18:08.167 --> 00:18:12.104
  • We study the life of Jesus,because as he is,
  • 00:18:12.137 --> 00:18:17.409
  • so are we, and we lookat the life of Christ.
  • 00:18:17.442 --> 00:18:21.713
  • Look at John chapter17, verse 16 through 17,
  • 00:18:21.747 --> 00:18:25.450
  • John 17:16 through 17.
  • 00:18:25.484 --> 00:18:27.553
  • He says, they arenot of the world,
  • 00:18:27.586 --> 00:18:29.955
  • even as I am not of the world."
  • 00:18:29.988 --> 00:18:33.258
  • Now, we're in the world,but we're not of it.
  • 00:18:33.292 --> 00:18:35.527
  • We're not gonna carrythe same image.
  • 00:18:35.561 --> 00:18:37.963
  • Verse 17, he sayssanctify, sanctify,
  • 00:18:37.996 --> 00:18:45.337
  • make holy, make wholethem through thy truth.
  • 00:18:45.370 --> 00:18:49.708
  • So, I see that.
  • 00:18:49.741 --> 00:18:51.076
  • I now am made wholethrough the truth.
  • 00:18:51.109 --> 00:18:53.679
  • Sanctify, or make holy, ormake whole through the truth.
  • 00:18:53.712 --> 00:18:58.550
  • And then he says,thy word is truth.
  • 00:18:58.584 --> 00:19:00.852
  • So again, we're back to the samepoint of the power that comes
  • 00:19:00.886 --> 00:19:06.091
  • by spending time in that Word,the power that comes
  • 00:19:06.124 --> 00:19:09.061
  • by beholding Jesusthrough that Word.
  • 00:19:09.094 --> 00:19:11.930
  • And he says, "I am sanctifiedthrough the truth,"
  • 00:19:11.964 --> 00:19:14.666
  • and the Word of God is truth.
  • 00:19:14.700 --> 00:19:16.268
  • I'm sanctifiedthrough the truth.
  • 00:19:16.301 --> 00:19:18.537
  • The Word of grace is truth.The Word of grace is true.
  • 00:19:18.570 --> 00:19:22.107
  • Jesus is grace.
  • 00:19:22.140 --> 00:19:24.009
  • And so again, I behold--I beholdJesus as I behold the truths
  • 00:19:24.042 --> 00:19:28.981
  • of the grace of God.
  • 00:19:29.014 --> 00:19:30.449
  • I behold Jesus as I beholdthe word of truth.
  • 00:19:30.482 --> 00:19:34.152
  • I behold Jesus as I beholdthe gospel of truth,
  • 00:19:34.186 --> 00:19:37.656
  • 'cause that gospelof grace is Jesus.
  • 00:19:37.689 --> 00:19:40.993
  • The gospel of grace is allabout unveiling Jesus
  • 00:19:41.026 --> 00:19:44.930
  • so that we can behold him,so that we can see him.
  • 00:19:44.963 --> 00:19:48.533
  • And as we behold Jesusby unveiling him through
  • 00:19:48.567 --> 00:19:54.439
  • the gospel of grace, we begin tosee him and we begin to be made
  • 00:19:54.473 --> 00:20:00.112
  • in that same image bythe Holy Spirit.
  • 00:20:00.145 --> 00:20:02.948
  • As he is, so arewe in this world.
  • 00:20:02.981 --> 00:20:06.051
  • So, how do I look?
  • 00:20:06.084 --> 00:20:08.587
  • How do I--you say,"Behold him, how do I look?"
  • 00:20:08.620 --> 00:20:11.089
  • I hope I made that plain.
  • 00:20:11.123 --> 00:20:12.491
  • You look throughthe Word of God.
  • 00:20:12.524 --> 00:20:14.126
  • You look throughthe Word of God,
  • 00:20:14.159 --> 00:20:15.494
  • then the Holy Spiritbegins to transform you.
  • 00:20:15.527 --> 00:20:19.197
  • You read to findthe glory of the Lord,
  • 00:20:19.231 --> 00:20:22.301
  • and the Holy Spiritbegins to transform you,
  • 00:20:22.334 --> 00:20:25.737
  • transformation that takes place.
  • 00:20:25.771 --> 00:20:29.374
  • I wanna show you something.
  • 00:20:29.408 --> 00:20:30.942
  • Go to the Book ofMark chapter 9,
  • 00:20:30.976 --> 00:20:32.377
  • verse 2, speakingof transformation,
  • 00:20:32.411 --> 00:20:34.713
  • I wanna take you to theMountain of Transfiguration
  • 00:20:34.746 --> 00:20:38.884
  • in Mark chapter 9, and verse 2.
  • 00:20:38.917 --> 00:20:42.854
  • And just if you would allow me,let's go through this and allow
  • 00:20:42.888 --> 00:20:48.527
  • God to reveal some things to usjust here in this illustration
  • 00:20:48.560 --> 00:20:52.597
  • in Mark chapter 9 and verse 2.
  • 00:20:52.631 --> 00:20:56.034
  • All right now,watch very carefully.
  • 00:20:56.068 --> 00:20:57.703
  • He says, "And aftersix days Jesus taketh
  • 00:20:57.736 --> 00:21:02.040
  • with him Peter,James, and John."
  • 00:21:02.074 --> 00:21:07.512
  • Now, it was very significant,not by mistake,
  • 00:21:07.546 --> 00:21:10.382
  • he specifically wantedPeter, James, and John.
  • 00:21:10.415 --> 00:21:16.288
  • And he leadeth them up into ahigh mountain apart from them,
  • 00:21:16.321 --> 00:21:20.459
  • themselves: and he wastransfigured before them."
  • 00:21:20.492 --> 00:21:24.730
  • So, Jesus leads themup to a high mountain,
  • 00:21:24.763 --> 00:21:27.733
  • he's transfigured before them.
  • 00:21:27.766 --> 00:21:29.701
  • "And his raiment,or his clothes,
  • 00:21:29.735 --> 00:21:31.303
  • became shining,exceeding white as snow;
  • 00:21:31.336 --> 00:21:36.141
  • so as no fuller onearth can whiten them.
  • 00:21:36.174 --> 00:21:41.747
  • And there appeared unto themElias with Moses:
  • 00:21:41.780 --> 00:21:47.386
  • and they were talking to Jesus."
  • 00:21:47.419 --> 00:21:49.621
  • So Peter, James, and John wentup to this mountain with Jesus,
  • 00:21:49.654 --> 00:21:57.562
  • and Jesus was transfigured.
  • 00:21:57.596 --> 00:22:01.099
  • And he, he was, appearedwith Moses and Elijah.
  • 00:22:01.133 --> 00:22:07.139
  • Verse 5, "And Peter answeredand said to Jesus,
  • 00:22:07.172 --> 00:22:11.042
  • Master, it is good for us to behere: and let us make thee--
  • 00:22:11.076 --> 00:22:16.481
  • let us make three tabernacles;one for thee,
  • 00:22:16.515 --> 00:22:19.618
  • one for Moses,and one for Elias."
  • 00:22:19.651 --> 00:22:21.853
  • I'm sure it wasgood to be there.
  • 00:22:21.887 --> 00:22:23.221
  • Oh, man.And look at verse 6.
  • 00:22:23.255 --> 00:22:25.557
  • "For he wist not what tosay: for they were sore afraid.
  • 00:22:25.590 --> 00:22:31.463
  • And there was a cloud thatovershadowed them:
  • 00:22:31.496 --> 00:22:35.500
  • and a voice came outof the cloud, saying,
  • 00:22:35.534 --> 00:22:38.904
  • This is my belovedSon: hear him.
  • 00:22:38.937 --> 00:22:46.445
  • And suddenly, when theyhad looked round about,
  • 00:22:46.478 --> 00:22:49.247
  • they saw no man any more,except Jesus only with them."
  • 00:22:49.281 --> 00:22:56.054
  • Wow, so, what was going on here?
  • 00:22:56.087 --> 00:22:58.924
  • I would read this asa young Christian,
  • 00:22:58.957 --> 00:23:02.494
  • and I thought it was prettyamazing that you would get
  • 00:23:02.527 --> 00:23:06.064
  • an opportunity to behold that,so I could really relate to them
  • 00:23:06.097 --> 00:23:08.767
  • when they said, "Oh, itwas good to be here."
  • 00:23:08.800 --> 00:23:10.469
  • But there was so muchmore going on here.
  • 00:23:10.502 --> 00:23:13.438
  • For example, you know,Moses appeared.
  • 00:23:13.472 --> 00:23:18.243
  • Well, what does Moses represent?
  • 00:23:18.276 --> 00:23:19.945
  • Moses represents the law.And then Elijah appeared.
  • 00:23:19.978 --> 00:23:26.184
  • Well, what did Elijah represent?Elijah represented the prophets.
  • 00:23:26.218 --> 00:23:31.189
  • And then Jesus wasthere with them,
  • 00:23:31.223 --> 00:23:34.793
  • and what did Jesus represent?
  • 00:23:34.826 --> 00:23:36.194
  • Jesus representedgrace and truth.
  • 00:23:36.228 --> 00:23:39.898
  • Notice what they saw,Peter, and James, and John.
  • 00:23:39.931 --> 00:23:45.270
  • They saw Moses, law.They saw Elijah, prophets.
  • 00:23:45.303 --> 00:23:51.643
  • They saw Jesus, grace and truth.
  • 00:23:51.676 --> 00:23:54.846
  • So, on the Mountainof Transfiguration,
  • 00:23:54.880 --> 00:23:58.016
  • you have a representationof law, of prophets,
  • 00:23:58.049 --> 00:24:01.453
  • of grace and truth.
  • 00:24:01.486 --> 00:24:03.788
  • So, two disappeared, andthey saw no man only but Jesus,
  • 00:24:03.822 --> 00:24:10.729
  • and a voice said, "Hear him."
  • 00:24:10.762 --> 00:24:14.533
  • So, now look at this,Peter, Peter represented stone.
  • 00:24:14.566 --> 00:24:21.873
  • James represented replace.John represented grace.
  • 00:24:21.907 --> 00:24:30.482
  • What was he saying here?
  • 00:24:30.515 --> 00:24:32.350
  • He said, stone replacedby grace,
  • 00:24:32.384 --> 00:24:37.222
  • grace replaced stone.
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