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Overcoming The Spirit of Racism

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November 2, 2020
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  • you know, male in order tooperate in the favor of God.
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  • You don't have to bewhite in order to operate
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  • in the favor of God.
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  • You don't have to be Jewish.
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  • But now because of whatJesus came to accomplish,
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  • you can be female,you can be black,
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  • you can be brown,whatever color;
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  • and as a result youcan walk in favor,
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  • in access, in the blessingsof Almighty God.
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  • ♪ This is your worldso let's vow ♪
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  • ♪ to make it abetter place ♪
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  • ♪ Let every heart thatneeds to know ♪
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  • ♪ your love ishere 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 savedby his grace, ♪
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  • ♪ so we embraceyour love today ♪
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  • ♪ We are changed ♪♪
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  • Taffi: Well, thank youfor tuning in today.
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  • We believe that Godhas a Word for you.
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  • We believe thatGod is still good,
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  • that God has a plan that hasnot been thwarted or detoured
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  • or distracted in any way, but hehas a Word for you and he has us
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  • to prosper you andto give you a future
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  • and to give you ahope in him today.
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  • And so I realize thatthis time and season
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  • in which we are in isa very sensitive time.
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  • We're in the midstof a pandemic.
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  • And I want to encourage youwith the Scripture in Acts
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  • chapter 17, verse 25, evenin the midst of the protesting
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  • that's going on throughout manycities of our great nation.
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  • It says in Acts 17,verse 25, it says,
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  • "Neither is worshippedwith men's hands,
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  • as though he needed anything,seeing he giveth to all life,
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  • and breath, and all things."
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  • And I wanted to read thisScripture here in verse 26.
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  • I pray that this will blessyou because we realize
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  • that in the times in which we'reliving, that there is a lot
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  • of talk and discussion about
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  • the subject ofprejudice, racism.
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  • And so it says andGod--referring to God
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  • here in verse 26, "Hath madeof one blood," one blood.
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  • Referring to God, he says that,"He hath made of one blood all
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  • nations of men for to dwellon the face of the earth."
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  • The Amplified says, "He madefrom one [common origin,
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  • one source, one blood.]"
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  • So we all come from one blood.
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  • The Scripture says we come
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  • from one common origin,which is from God.
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  • He is the source of our life.He is our creator.
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  • We are an offspringof his creation.
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  • And so he says that hehas made us of one blood.
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  • It is one blood.
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  • It's not, you know, tendifferent types of blood.
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  • It's not one blood that's moresuperior than the other blood,
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  • one blood that's inferior incomparison to the other blood.
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  • He says there's one blood,one group of people,
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  • one mankind, oneblood, one origin.
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  • He says, "All nations of men tosettle on the face of the earth,
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  • having definitely determined[their] allotted periods
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  • of time and the fixedboundaries of their habitation
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  • (their settlements,lands, and abodes.)"
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  • So I want to encourage you thismorning that you'd be mindful
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  • of the fact that hehas made us one,
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  • and that we are the body ofChrist and we are his creation.
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  • And so we understand that Godsees us through his eyes
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  • and not according to the colorof our skin and not seeing one
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  • color as any differentfrom the other color.
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  • But as we begin torenew our minds,
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  • we can understand that it is theenemy who comes in to divide,
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  • to cause prejudice and racismand the spirit of division.
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  • And so he says in verse 27,"That they should seek the Lord,
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  • if haply they might feelafter him and find him,
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  • though he be not farfrom every one of us.
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  • For we are--forin him," verse 28, "we live.
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  • And in him," I add, verse 28,
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  • "we move and haveour being as certain
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  • as also your own poetshave said for we--"
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  • You who are watching thismorning, you are his offspring.
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  • And so it is important that werecognize that he has made one
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  • blood and there is nosuch thing as inferiority.
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  • When God sent Jesus,Jesus came to redeem
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  • all from inferiority,from superiority.
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  • Jesus came and walked the earth.
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  • That same spirit was in theearth when he walked the earth;
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  • the spirit of superiority wherereligions and races thought
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  • that they were better, higherthan others and consequently
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  • there was self-righteousness,there was pride, arrogancy.
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  • And then there were thosewho were considered inferior,
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  • those who were under thelaw, who were despised,
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  • outcasts, set aside, but I lovehow Jesus went about
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  • intentionally pursuingrelationship and bringing
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  • all together so that we can all
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  • experience redemption and be apart of his nation as one blood
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  • as we read today, that wecan seek God and establish
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  • a relationship with him.
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  • So we--this morning weattack the spirit of racism,
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  • we attack thespirit of inferiority,
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  • the spirit of superiority sothat we can see ourselves
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  • and see our brothers and sisters
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  • like God wants usto see one another.
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  • Not too high, not too low,but to understand
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  • that because ofJesus we have
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  • equal rights, equal access,equal opportunities.
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  • We can stand on equalground because of what
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  • Jesus accomplishedthrough his blood today.
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  • That gives us the rightto know who we are
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  • and to have ouridentity in him.
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  • It's not based on, you know,
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  • the natural way in whichwe see one another.
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  • The Bible talks aboutknowing--no one after the flesh,
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  • not by, you know, the skin,their accomplishments,
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  • the color, their tribe,the pedigree.
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  • He says know no man, K-N-O-W,N-O.
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  • Know no man after the flesh, butto understand that because
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  • we are in Christ all things havepassed away and behold all
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  • things have become new,and that's in
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  • 2 Corinthianschapter 5, verse 14.
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  • Let me just turn thereso you can see it.
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  • Didn't quite plan ongoing this far into it,
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  • but I want--in lightof what we see here.
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  • It says, "For the love of Christconstrains us because
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  • we thus judge that if one diedfor all, then we're all dead."
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  • Verse 15, "And that hedied for all," all black,
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  • white, yellow, green, brown,"that they which live should not
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  • henceforth live unto themselves,
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  • but unto him which diedfor them and rose again."
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  • Look at what hesays in verse 16.
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  • "Wherefore, henceforth knowwe no man after the flesh."
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  • He says we're not to knowone another after the flesh.
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  • The Amplified says,"From now on,
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  • we estimate and regard no onefrom a [purely] human point
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  • of view, [in terms of naturalstandards of value.]"
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  • Because up to thatpoint, you know,
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  • there were human standards,there were natural standards
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  • where people wouldlook upon one another,
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  • look down based on the law.
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  • Some were thinking that theywere better than others
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  • from a natural standard,maybe their pedigree, the--
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  • where they came from.
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  • And of course, we know thatis still very much alive today
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  • and in the minds, particularlyin the Eastern world.
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  • He says but from now onas a result of Jesus dying,
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  • as a result of Christ givinghis blood to redeem us,
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  • he says, "We estimate and regardno one from a [purely] human
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  • point of view, [in terms ofnatural standards of value.]
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  • [No] even though we once didestimate Christ from a human
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  • viewpoint and asa man," he says,
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  • "yet now [we havesuch knowledge of him
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  • that] we know him nolonger [in terms of the flesh.]"
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  • Look at what itsays in verse 17.
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  • "Therefore--" becausewe no longer stain,
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  • no longer regard looking atthings from a natural point
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  • of view, from theoutward perspective,
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  • from the standards of men,and from the viewpoint of--
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  • as of a man, he says,"Therefore, if any man be
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  • in Christ," or any woman be inChrist, "[ingrafted] in Christ,
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  • he or she is a new creation."
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  • Of course we knowthe female is included
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  • in mankind referring to he.
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  • It's the--has the malepronoun there,
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  • but it includes bothmen and women.
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  • It says, "He or sheis a new creation
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  • (a new creaturealtogether); the old
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  • [previous moral andspiritual condition]
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  • has passed away and behold thefresh and the new has come!"
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  • And he says, "And allthings are of God."
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  • So he's talking about this newspecies of being that has never
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  • existed before, this newspecies where we don't look
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  • on the outward and judge basedon exterior and external things.
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  • But he says, "Now allthings are of God,
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  • who through ChristJesus reconciled--"
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  • God wants us to bereconciled unto him.
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  • "[Received us intofavor, brought us
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  • into harmony with himself.]"
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  • So we're talkingabout reconciliation,
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  • a spirit of harmony where youhave all these different parts
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  • that are considered separate,but once they come together
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  • you have, you know,an instrument or a band.
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  • You have all theseseparate instruments,
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  • but yet when they cometogether and they know
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  • they're different parts,they can start to harmonize.
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  • So he says, "[They brought usunto himself--brought us into
  • 00:12:09.330 --> 00:12:13.601
  • harmony with himself]and gave to us the ministry
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  • of reconciliation [that by wordand deed we might aim to bring
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  • others into harmony with him.]"
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  • Now obviously,there are different parts
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  • in the body of Christ.
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  • We're not sayingwe're all the same.
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  • Our parts are different,but, you know,
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  • when you put themtogether there's a harmony,
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  • there's a sound,there's a symphony.
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  • And so he says, "It was God[personally present]"
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  • in verse 19, "in Christ,reconciling and restoring
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  • the world to favor with himself,not counting up and holding
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  • against [men] their trespasses[but cancelling them],
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  • and committing to usthe message
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  • of reconciliation (of therestoration to favor.)"
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  • So he says inverse 20, now then,
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  • "So we are Christ's ambassadors,God making his appeal as it--
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  • as if it were through us.
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  • We [as Christ's personalrepresentatives]
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  • beg you for his sake to layhold of the divine favor
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  • [now offered you] andbe reconciled to God."
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  • For our sake--there's thatword reconciliation again,
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  • and showing that we areChrist's representatives.
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  • We represent him now.
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  • We don't represent the law thatesteems one above the other,
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  • that looks down on one atthe expense of the other;
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  • but now that we are in Christand we are his ambassadors,
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  • we are allowing God to makehis appeal through us;
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  • and that appeal is harmonyand reconciliation,
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  • a symphony, a coming together.
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  • And so he says so that we canlay hold of the divine favor
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  • so that now everyonecan be favored.
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  • You don't have to be,you know,
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  • male in order to operatein the favor of God.
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  • You don't have to bewhite in order to operate
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  • in the favor of God.
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  • You don't have to be Jewish.
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  • But now because of whatJesus came to accomplish,
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  • you can be female,you can be black,
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  • you can be brown,whatever color;
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  • and as a result youcan walk in favor,
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  • in access, in the blessingsof Almighty God.
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  • And so he says he has reconciledus and made us personal
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  • representatives to layhold of the divine favor.
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  • Then he says in verse 21,"For our sake,
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  • he made Christ[virtually] to be sin,
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  • who knew no sin, that in andthrough him we might
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  • become [endued with, viewedas being in, and examples
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  • of] the righteousness of God[what we ought to be,
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  • and acceptable--" noweveryone can be approved,
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  • everyone can be acceptable.
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  • They can be whatthey were designed
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  • to be from the original intent.
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  • Because we are one blood,we are a beneficiary
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  • of the blood of Jesus.
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  • And he says and inrelationship with him,
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  • which is by his goodness.
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  • And so there area couple of things
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  • that I want us to be mindful of.
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  • Jesus died for the redemptionof every person regardless
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  • of their gender, race,or nationality.
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  • He died for us,regardless of our race.
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  • According toEphesians chapter 2,
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  • he says, "Therefore, rememberat one time you Gentiles
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  • in the flesh were calleduncircumcision by what is called
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  • the circumcision, which ismade in flesh by hands."
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  • And so we understand thatas a result of what Jesus
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  • accomplished through redeemingus through his precious blood--
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  • his blood makesus all one nation;
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  • and through his blood that weare to experience the favor
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  • of God, each and every person,
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  • giving access tothe Spirit of God.
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  • In fact, in Ephesianschapter 2, verse 17--
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  • look at that for just a second.
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  • Ephesians chapter 2, verse 17,
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  • "And came and preached peace
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  • to you which were afar off,and to them which were nigh.
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  • For through him,"referring to Jesus,
  • 00:16:56.784 --> 00:17:00.955
  • "who came--" Jesuswho preached peace.
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  • He didn't preach,you know, stress.
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  • He didn't preachjudgment, shame.
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  • He didn't preach inferiority.
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  • He preached peace, the goodnews of the gospel, "To those
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  • who were far off and tothose that were nigh."
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  • Verse 18, "Throughhim," through Jesus,
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  • "we both have access."
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  • Both male, female;circumcised, uncircumcised;
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  • under the law, under grace.
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  • He says we both have accessby one Spirit unto the Father.
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  • Now, we know thatbefore Jesus came,
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  • if you were acertain nationality,
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  • there were those who didn'thave the access to Jesus.
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  • In fact, there werelimitations on certain races.
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  • They couldn't communewith other races.
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  • In fact, when Jesus talkedto the woman at the well,
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  • the woman at the well, she said,
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  • "Why are you talkingto me, Jesus?
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  • Why are you havingthis conversation?"
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  • Because it wasn't customary
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  • for certain races to evenhave conversation.
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  • But as a result of Jesus coming,he provided access to all
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  • to God by one Spirit,it says, unto the Father.
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  • And so he says in verse 19,"Now therefore you're no more
  • 00:18:25.573 --> 00:18:29.243
  • strangers and foreigners, butfellow citizens with the saints,
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  • and of the household of God."
  • 00:18:37.785 --> 00:18:42.623
  • And so, you know, you thinkabout Mary and Martha.
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  • I think Creflo was talkingabout this on Sunday,
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  • the needful thing, andhow it was not customary
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  • for women to even bein the room with men.
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  • And so when Mary was allowedto sit at Jesus's feet to hear
  • 00:18:53.701 --> 00:18:57.905
  • what Jesus was saying, it wasn'twhere women could even learn,
  • 00:18:57.939 --> 00:19:02.210
  • that women could be educated,that women could be taught.
  • 00:19:02.243 --> 00:19:05.213
  • And so it was very unusualthat Jesus allowed her to sit
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  • at his feet andto hear his Word.
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  • And so that's why hecame, to give everyone;
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  • male, female,black, white, brown,
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  • access to God, to create anopportunity where we all could
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  • go before God, have apersonal relationship with God,
  • 00:19:28.336 --> 00:19:32.206
  • no longer being foreigners,
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  • no longer being strangersoutside of the family of God.
  • 00:19:34.275 --> 00:19:40.615
  • But now we can all be a part ofthe family of God regardless of
  • 00:19:40.648 --> 00:19:45.486
  • the color of our skin,regardless of you're female.
  • 00:19:45.519 --> 00:19:51.759
  • You can be a part and youcan have access as well.
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  • Your class, economic status;whatever status you're in,
  • 00:19:56.897 --> 00:20:00.901
  • if you're poor--you don'thave to be rich in order
  • 00:20:00.935 --> 00:20:03.371
  • to have access to God.
  • 00:20:03.404 --> 00:20:04.705
  • See, in the old covenant,those who were privileged
  • 00:20:04.739 --> 00:20:08.409
  • were those who were white,Jewish, and rich.
  • 00:20:08.442 --> 00:20:13.247
  • Under the law, you wereprivileged if you were white,
  • 00:20:13.281 --> 00:20:16.984
  • if you were Jewish,and you were rich.
  • 00:20:17.018 --> 00:20:19.053
  • But those who weren't ableto fit in those classifications
  • 00:20:19.086 --> 00:20:22.523
  • were not able tobe beneficiaries
  • 00:20:22.556 --> 00:20:24.525
  • of the covenant of God.
  • 00:20:24.558 --> 00:20:26.193
  • Because Jesus came, heeliminated us being foreigners,
  • 00:20:26.227 --> 00:20:30.431
  • eliminated us being strangers,and now genders--
  • 00:20:30.464 --> 00:20:36.737
  • both genders and races, allraces, and all classes of people
  • 00:20:36.771 --> 00:20:42.777
  • can be in personal relationshipwith Jesus Christ.
  • 00:20:42.810 --> 00:20:50.551
  • Turn over to Galatianschapter 3, verse 27.
  • 00:20:50.584 --> 00:20:58.793
  • Galatians chapter 3.
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  • Let me back up a little bit.Let's back up to verse 23.
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  • "But before faith came, wewere kept under the law,
  • 00:21:08.169 --> 00:21:10.671
  • shut up unto faith whichshould after be revealed.
  • 00:21:10.705 --> 00:21:14.308
  • Wherefore the law was ourschoolmaster to bring us
  • 00:21:14.342 --> 00:21:20.047
  • into Christ, that we mightbe justified by faith."
  • 00:21:20.081 --> 00:21:25.252
  • I'm going to read thisfrom the Amplified.
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  • It says, "So the lawserved [to us Jews]
  • 00:21:26.887 --> 00:21:29.523
  • as our trainer [our guardian,our guide to Christ,
  • 00:21:29.557 --> 00:21:32.193
  • to lead us] until Christ [came]that we might be justified,
  • 00:21:32.226 --> 00:21:35.996
  • (declared righteous, put inright standing with God)
  • 00:21:36.030 --> 00:21:39.066
  • by and through faith.
  • 00:21:39.100 --> 00:21:43.471
  • But," he says in verse 25,"after that faith has come,
  • 00:21:43.504 --> 00:21:49.844
  • we are no longer undera schoolmaster,"
  • 00:21:49.877 --> 00:21:52.980
  • no longer under the law, theguardian of our childhood,
  • 00:21:53.013 --> 00:21:57.017
  • referring to Jesus coming
  • 00:21:57.051 --> 00:21:58.519
  • that we're no longersubject to the law.
  • 00:21:58.552 --> 00:22:01.422
  • "For," he says in verse 26,"in Christ you are all children
  • 00:22:01.455 --> 00:22:08.329
  • of God by faithin Christ Jesus."
  • 00:22:08.362 --> 00:22:12.066
  • I'm reading fromthe King James now.
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  • He says, "For you areall the children of God."
  • 00:22:13.501 --> 00:22:16.570
  • We can all bechildren of God, not,
  • 00:22:16.604 --> 00:22:19.573
  • like I said earlier,based on the color,
  • 00:22:19.607 --> 00:22:22.476
  • the class, or the race.
  • 00:22:22.510 --> 00:22:24.779
  • He says you're all thechildren of God by faith
  • 00:22:24.812 --> 00:22:27.515
  • in what Jesus accomplished.
  • 00:22:27.548 --> 00:22:30.117
  • We are declared righteousin what the blood did
  • 00:22:30.151 --> 00:22:32.953
  • on our behalf, based on howthe blood accomplished
  • 00:22:32.987 --> 00:22:36.724
  • our righteousness, and Godsees us through him.
  • 00:22:36.757 --> 00:22:40.294
  • We're engrafted through him.
  • 00:22:40.327 --> 00:22:42.096
  • We're no longer--ourstatus is not based on
  • 00:22:42.129 --> 00:22:46.700
  • the external things.
  • 00:22:46.734 --> 00:22:48.369
  • And so he says in verse 27,"For as many of you as have
  • 00:22:48.402 --> 00:22:53.874
  • been baptized into Christhave put on Christ."
  • 00:22:53.908 --> 00:22:59.346
  • The Amplified says, "For asmany [of you] as were baptized
  • 00:22:59.380 --> 00:23:01.916
  • into Christ [into a spiritualunion and communion with Christ,
  • 00:23:01.949 --> 00:23:08.989
  • the anointed oneand his anointing,
  • 00:23:09.023 --> 00:23:11.325
  • the Messiah] have put on
  • 00:23:11.358 --> 00:23:13.828
  • (clothed yourselveswith) Christ."
  • 00:23:13.861 --> 00:23:18.833
  • So now women can beclothed in Christ,
  • 00:23:18.866 --> 00:23:22.803
  • now the poor can be clothed.
  • 00:23:22.837 --> 00:23:25.372
  • The middle class, the rich.It's no longer a separation.
  • 00:23:25.406 --> 00:23:32.213
  • We all can go before Godwhere we are and as a result
  • 00:23:32.246 --> 00:23:37.184
  • be declared righteousand be justified by faith
  • 00:23:37.218 --> 00:23:44.024
  • and put in rightstanding with God,
  • 00:23:44.058 --> 00:23:46.627
  • having faith in what theblood has accomplished.
  • 00:23:46.660 --> 00:23:51.232
  • And then hesays in verse 28,
  • 00:23:51.265 --> 00:23:52.800
  • "There is neitherJew nor Greek."
  • 00:23:52.833 --> 00:23:59.673
  • Talking about race.
  • 00:23:59.707 --> 00:24:02.076
  • There's neither theclassification
  • 00:24:02.109 --> 00:24:04.545
  • of those who areJewish nor Greek.
  • 00:24:04.578 --> 00:24:07.748
  • "There is neitherbond nor free,"
  • 00:24:07.781 --> 00:24:09.783
  • referring to the differentclasses, economical classes
  • 00:24:09.817 --> 00:24:13.954
  • in terms of being rich, poor.
  • 00:24:13.988 --> 00:24:17.191
  • There is neither bond nor free.
  • 00:24:17.224 --> 00:24:19.460
  • It was a privilege to beobviously free, not in bondage.
  • 00:24:19.493 --> 00:24:24.965
  • It was a privilege to be Jewish.
  • 00:24:24.999 --> 00:24:27.801
  • And then he says, "There isneither male nor female."
  • 00:24:27.835 --> 00:24:32.039
  • And so it was--the maleprivilege that Jesus referenced
  • 00:24:32.072 --> 00:24:36.076
  • here in verse 28.
  • 00:24:36.110 --> 00:24:37.878
  • He says, "For you areall one in Christ Jesus."
  • 00:24:37.912 --> 00:24:42.917
  • The Amplified says,"There is [now
  • 00:24:42.950 --> 00:24:45.953
  • no distinction]" no distinction.
  • 00:24:45.986 --> 00:24:51.125
  • He says, "For you are all one."
  • 00:24:51.158 --> 00:24:55.062
  • There isn't this superiorityby being Jewish,
  • 00:24:55.095 --> 00:24:59.166
  • by being, you know, male overthe female or Jewish versus
  • 00:24:59.199 --> 00:25:05.172
  • being Greek, or being freeversus being bond--in bondage.
  • 00:25:05.205 --> 00:25:11.912
  • He says you are all one.Now no distinction.
  • 00:25:11.946 --> 00:25:18.185
  • One blood, one race,one source, mankind;
  • 00:25:18.218 --> 00:25:24.725
  • and there is now no distinction.
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