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The Purpose of the Spirit of Grace

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September 22, 2020
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  • you to step, and not before.
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  • Remember, to yield means he'sahead of you and that we're
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  • Creflo: Now, let'sbegin this journey.
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  • In all your getting, getclarity, get understanding, get
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  • clearness, get precision.
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  • And we need to get clarity,precision, and understanding
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  • about the purpose.
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  • I'm gonna now refer to the HolySpirit as the spirit of grace.
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  • The purpose of thespirit of grace.
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  • Go with me to the book ofLuke, chapter 24 and verse 49.
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  • The purpose of the spirit ofgrace, Luke 24 and 49: "And,
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  • behold, I send the promiseof my Father upon you."
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  • This is awesome.
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  • "The promise of my Father uponyou: but tarry ye in the city of
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  • Jerusalem, until you be enduedwith power," or ability to get
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  • results, "from on high."
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  • Now this is interesting becausethe word to the disciples were,
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  • "The promise of the Holy SpiritI'm sending him to you," watch
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  • what he says.
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  • The word "tarry" means to wait.
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  • Wait, wait.
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  • Notice that place called therewas the place of yielding.
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  • Wait, wait herein the city of Jerusalem.
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  • When you say, wait, wait.
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  • He says, "I don't want youto proceed without the
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  • necessary equipping.
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  • The Holy Spirit is going toendow you with power," or
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  • ability to get the job done oranointing to get the job done.
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  • And it's gonna beanointing from on high.
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  • This ability is coming from God.
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  • It's a God-given empowermentto get the job done.
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  • So the Holy Spirit, his desireis to make sure that whatever
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  • the call of God is, that you besensitive to understanding that
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  • if you will be successful,it will be because of his
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  • empowerment; not yourability, but his empowerment.
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  • His ability, hisanointing on your life.
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  • Now, look at Acts chapter1, verse 4 through 5.
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  • Say this out loud: "The HolySpirit is the one who empowers."
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  • And not only that, the HolySpirit is the one who empowers
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  • us to live the Christian life.
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  • There's an empowerment tolive the Christian life.
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  • You know, some peoplethink, well, we think about
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  • empowerment, we think aboutcasting out devils, we think
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  • about doing all kind of--allthat stuff's cool but don't
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  • neglect the empowerment tolive the Christian life, to be
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  • overcomers in the Christianlife, to deal with the
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  • circumstances and situationsin the Christian life.
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  • He's the one who empowers usto live the Christian life.
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  • I so depend on that.
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  • I'm human and you're human.
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  • I depend on the Holy Spirit toempower me to live the
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  • Christian life.
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  • I depend--and the more and moreI believe that, the more and
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  • more I see him coming through.
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  • The more and more I see him,the less and less I see me.
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  • Now, me, human side, wanna cropup but the more and more I spend
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  • time with him, receivingempowerment, there becomes a
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  • restraint on mewanting to pop up.
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  • And eventually, in certain areasof your life, you don't pop up
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  • no more.
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  • We're gonna always be dealingwith something but there are
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  • certain things you will seeless and less of because he's
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  • empowering you to livethe Christian life.
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  • Now look at this,verses 4 through 5.
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  • He says, "And, being assembledtogether with them, commanded
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  • them that they should not departfrom Jerusalem, but wait for the
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  • promise of the Father, which,saith he, you have heard of me."
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  • Verse 5: "For John trulybaptized with water; but you
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  • shall be baptized with the HolyGhost not many days hence."
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  • The baptism of the Holy Spirit.
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  • Now, the word "baptize" comesfrom the Greek word, I believe
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  • it's bapto, which means tofully immerse or to cover.
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  • And when he talks about beingbaptized with the Holy Spirit,
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  • the picture here is until theHoly Spirit fully immerses and
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  • covers everything about you.
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  • So the day you got born again,you received the Holy Spirit on
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  • the inside of you, praise God,but the Holy Spirit on the
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  • inside of you wants to baptizeyou until every part has been
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  • influenced by the Holy Spirit.
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  • And you see--we'll see in bookof Acts, we'll see how the
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  • baptism of the Holy Spirit beganto cover and they were baptized
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  • with the Holy Ghost and beganto speak in other tongues.
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  • See, it's gonna take--it'sgonna even impact your speaking.
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  • Somebody says,"Well, I'm baptized."
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  • What's the difference betweenthe indwelling of the Holy
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  • Spirit and the baptismof the Holy Spirit?
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  • It's that totalimmerse--immersing of the
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  • Holy Spirit until you'reeven talking different.
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  • You're speaking different.
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  • You're exposed to somethingthat goes beyond your
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  • mental capacity.
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  • Ooh, in other words, you'resaying something and giving--and
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  • the Bible talks about yourspirit is like a well of water
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  • and a man of understandingknows how to draw it out.
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  • It's a superpower thatChristians don't understand.
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  • It's your superpower.
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  • It's the stuff you can use andpray about stuff you don't even
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  • know about, and it happens.
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  • Glory be to God.
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  • One lady gave a story of how shewas praying in tongues in the
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  • kitchen, just all of a suddenshe was led to pray in the Holy
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  • Ghost, and it just was fluent,praying in the Holy Spirit,
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  • never knowing that her littlekid was getting off the bus and
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  • he was just about towalk in front of a car.
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  • And the kid describes it likethis: "It felt like a wind blew
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  • me back."
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  • "Man," I said, "this God,this God."
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  • So when you start praying aboutthings you don't know, what he
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  • means is you're praying aboutthings you have no ability to
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  • know about in your mind, butthe Spirit knows, hallelujah.
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  • And he'll use it and leadyou and guide you, but we got
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  • to--you know, have you ever sawany--have you seen any movies or
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  • stuff by somebody maybe who,you know, "Marvel" comics or
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  • something, they had power, butthey had to learn how to use it?
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  • And they had to learnhow to discover it?
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  • That's what thisjourney's gonna be.
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  • I'm gonna be showing you yoursuper-power, showing you how to
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  • use it, showing you thatwhatever the devil throws at
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  • you, you can pull forth yoursuper-power and, praise God,
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  • what other people go through,you won't have to go through it
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  • like that.
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  • And even if you have to gothrough something, you're going
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  • through it differently thanthey're going through it because
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  • you're holy people, praise God.
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  • And holy people means thatyou're not common with the rest
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  • of the world, praise the Lord.
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  • That was a mouthful but, amen.
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  • So that's wherewe're going there.
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  • Now, let's look atMatthew chapter 13.
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  • So we can't--we can't live theChristian life without him, and
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  • we shouldn't try to.
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  • We can't live the Christian lifewithout the Holy Spirit, and we
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  • shouldn't try to.
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  • And I think we've been tryinga lot to live life without the
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  • Holy Spirit.
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  • Now, Matthew chapter 3, verse 16and 17, not only did he tell the
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  • disciples to wait here in thecity of Jerusalem until you've
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  • been bedowed with power.
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  • You know, Jesus did almostsimilar the same thing?
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  • How come you don't read aboutJesus doing miracles when he was
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  • three, when he was ten?
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  • How come you don't read aboutJesus doing miracles when he was
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  • 15, when he was12, when he was 21?
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  • He was still Jesus.
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  • Why did we not see or haveany record of Jesus doing any
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  • miracles when he was 27, 28?
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  • Are you followingwhat I'm saying?
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  • Now, look at this, Matthewchapter 3, verse 16 and 17: "And
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  • Jesus, when he was baptized,went up straightway out of
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  • the water."
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  • So Jesus was baptized in waterand let me say this about
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  • baptism in water.
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  • You know, that'skind of gone away.
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  • Man, if you haven't beenbaptized in water, sign up to
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  • get baptized in water, man.
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  • It's just somethingthat marks your mind.
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  • It's pretty significantto be baptized in water.
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  • I was baptized in the swimmingpool in an apartment complex.
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  • I got so fired up about baptismin college I moved out of the
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  • football dorm and Istayed in a trailer.
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  • And I would fill my bathtub upand had a line of people in my
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  • trailer waiting to get baptized.
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  • Now, the tub wasn't a real longtub so I had to do what a--I had
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  • to do a part 1, part 2 baptism.
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  • So I baptized the top part firstand then finished at the bottom.
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  • And they were dripping goingout, and somebody next.
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  • I mean, can tell you, wehad people waiting in line.
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  • They got baptized inmy tub in my trailer.
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  • That's how on fire we were, man.
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  • And each one of 'em, theywould--man, some of 'em would
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  • come up speaking in tongues.
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  • They never spokein tongues before.
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  • Baptism represents the death,burial, resurrection of
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  • Jesus Christ.
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  • It's a symbolic representationof the cutting away of the old
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  • and the walking away, notcarrying that weight around,
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  • you know?
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  • And somebody asked me, "Well,will you go to hell if you're
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  • not baptized?"
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  • No.
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  • "Well, why you get baptized?"
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  • Well, if it was good enough forJesus, it's good enough for
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  • me, amen.
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  • But it is somethingvery, very significant.
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  • If you hadn't had the baptismin water, you want that to be a
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  • part of yourChristian experience.
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  • And so, "When Jesus, when he wasbaptized, he went up straightway
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  • out of the water: and, lo, theheavens were opened unto him,
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  • and he saw the Spirit of Goddescending like a dove," it was
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  • not a dove.
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  • You ever been to these funeralswhen they release these doves.
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  • They're birds.
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  • That's the--somebody say,"Oh, there go the Holy Ghost."
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  • No, that's a bird.
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  • That's a bird.
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  • So, obviously, when he saw theSpirit of God it was like
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  • a dove.
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  • "And it lighted upon his head."
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  • And John saw it.
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  • The Spirit of God came on him.
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  • [speaking in tongues]
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  • And the Spirit of God is on youand it's gonna come on you in
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  • a greater measure.
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  • Thank you, Jesus.
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  • There's somethingabout knowing it.
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  • When you have knowledge of this,you start walking into it in a
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  • greater measure; you know it.
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  • "And lo a voice from heaven,saying, This is my beloved Son,
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  • in whom I'm well pleased."
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  • Do you know God saysthe same thing about us?
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  • You are his belovedand he is well pleased.
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  • God's not mad at you, he's notin a bad mood, he's not, you
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  • know, keeping in his memory allthe stupid stuff we've done in
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  • the past.
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  • God loves you, you are hisbeloved and he is well pleased
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  • with you.
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  • Say out loud, "God iswell pleased with me."
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  • Somebody says, "Well, how couldhe be well pleased with me after
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  • I did that?"
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  • He's well pleased with youbecause you trust in his Son
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  • Jesus Christ.
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  • All that other stuff's gonnaline up and be what it needs
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  • to be.
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  • Look at Matthewchapter 4 and verse 1.
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  • Matthew 4 and verse 1.
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  • This is gonna be a detailedteaching on the Holy Spirit.
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  • I want you to know everythingI can possibly teach you
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  • about him.
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  • I'm asking you to have apersonal relationship with him.
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  • This journey that we're gonnago on is my introduction to you
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  • about a person that you've notseen with your physical eyes,
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  • about your unseenpartner, praise God.
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  • Matthew 4, verse 1, says: "Thenwas Jesus led up of the Spirit
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  • into the wilderness tobe tempted of the devil."
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  • That's interesting to me.
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  • He was led up by the Spirit.
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  • Jesus led him in the wildernessto be tempted of the devil.
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  • If the Spirit of God ledJesus to a place of pressure.
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  • You know, temptation ispressure applied to the flesh.
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  • You've got to start seeingsome of the stuff you're going
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  • through as preparation,preparing you.
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  • It's the fact that because youhave visited this place, that
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  • when something happens in theministry, no problem, been there
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  • before, know about this,know who this is, yeah.
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  • I am not out of the place whereI'm ready to tell people that
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  • the Holy Spirit didn't havesomething to do with maybe
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  • taking you by that space.
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  • Everything's got to develop.
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  • There's development.
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  • An athlete can have a giftto be a athlete but his work
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  • ethic--ethics is whatdevelops that gift.
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  • I look at things that I've gonethrough in my life in ministry
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  • to bring me to this placeof the gospel of grace.
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  • A lot of that, if it hadn'thappened, I would not--that was
  • 00:16:12.451 --> 00:16:15.487
  • my development.
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  • That was my development.
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  • I went through every religioustype of thing that I thought was
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  • okay and I was well developed inthose things, only to confront
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  • me with this--these questionsand cause me to go deeper.
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  • And had I not visited thatplace, I would not have arrived
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  • at this place.
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  • I don't know where you are todaybut could it be preparation for
  • 00:16:40.446 --> 00:16:46.051
  • where you're gonna be?
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  • I believe this is what theapostle Paul was mentioning when
  • 00:16:49.822 --> 00:16:52.391
  • he says, "I learned how to becontent in whatever state that
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  • I'm in."
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  • I'm trying to figure that out.
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  • Like, okay, I know thatgodliness with contentment
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  • equals great gain but lookat what the apostle Paul
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  • went through.
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  • Do you understand this guywas thrown off a cliff?
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  • I can't tell you the whole storybut I guarantee you he wasn't
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  • thrown off a cliff and justjumped up and say, "See that,
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  • y'all didn't get me."
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  • I'm sure he broke some bones.
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  • I'm--in my opinion, I don't knowuntil I get there, I know he
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  • died and he was just raised up.
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  • Paul went through some stuff.
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  • And yet, you see a Jesus inthe same similar situation
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  • wanted--they wanted to throw himoff the cliff when Jesus in the
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  • church service thatday say, "I'm the guy.
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  • I'm the anointed one.
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  • I'm the one that Isaiahwas talking about."
  • 00:17:46.945 --> 00:17:49.448
  • And they got so mad,the religious people.
  • 00:17:49.481 --> 00:17:52.384
  • The Bible says they were soangry at him but the Bible--and
  • 00:17:52.417 --> 00:17:56.221
  • they wanted to throw him--Biblesays this: they wanted to cast
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  • him off the cliff.
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  • You know what Jesus did?
  • 00:18:02.094 --> 00:18:04.263
  • He turned around and walkedright through everybody.
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  • There's a lot moreto this story.
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  • My question is did they see him?
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  • Did he transform?
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  • You have to look at theScriptures real carefully.
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  • Jesus did some stuff that we'venot really bought out, like
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  • when he was--remember when hewas raised from the dead and he
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  • bumped into Mary?
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  • And Mary didn't recognize him.
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  • Mary did not know who he was.
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  • And Jesus had totell her who he was.
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  • My question is, did he transformin looking like somebody else?
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  • Which is more--evenmore concerning.
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  • Like, if he transformed, youremember, he said to Mary, he
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  • says, "Don't touch me.
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  • I have not yet ascended tomy Father and your Father."
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  • All right, well, watch this now.
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  • I don't know how many lightyears away it takes to get from
  • 00:18:47.873 --> 00:18:52.277
  • the earth to heaven but I knowthat the heaven where the throne
  • 00:18:52.311 --> 00:18:56.848
  • of God is, is past the heavenwhere the moon and the
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  • stars are.
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  • So there are three heavens.
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  • There's the heaven where the skyand the birds are here on
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  • this planet.
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  • The second heaven is the heavenswhere the moon and the
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  • stars are.
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  • The third heaven is a giganticplanet because the Bible says
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  • that everything that we havein the physical is as a copy of
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  • what the real--of what heavenis, and it's the third heaven
  • 00:19:21.039 --> 00:19:26.445
  • past the second heaven.
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  • And man thinks that the secondheaven is infinite in space.
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  • They'll never be ableto test their theory.
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  • All right, so check Jesus out.
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  • He's raised from the dead.
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  • Oh my God, you gotta understandthis is mind-boggling.
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  • Light travels at 186.000miles per second.
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  • It takes so many light yearsto get from here to a certain
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  • planet, like, how many lightyears does it take to get from
  • 00:19:54.840 --> 00:19:58.410
  • the Earth to thePluto, you guys?
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  • And then there are earths, thereare planets beyond what we know,
  • 00:20:00.779 --> 00:20:05.684
  • what we can pick up,beyond all of that.
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  • Then there's the third heaven.
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  • [speaking in tongues]
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  • Let me show you howfascinating it is.
  • 00:20:12.524 --> 00:20:14.993
  • Now he got to be moving,he got to be moving.
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  • All right, now, watch this.
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  • And I didn't mean to go therebut I ain't got but a minute
  • 00:20:19.398 --> 00:20:20.999
  • left so let's let me fascinateyou with how great thou art.
  • 00:20:21.033 --> 00:20:25.704
  • So Jesus said, "Don't touch me,I've not yet ascended to the
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  • Father and your Father."
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  • Present his blood and allthat to the throne of God.
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  • That evening, he was back at thehouse, walking through doors,
  • 00:20:34.079 --> 00:20:42.154
  • the door being shut, and satdown and ate some fish
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  • and honeycomb.
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  • All right, now, pleaseunderstand what I'm saying.
  • 00:20:47.759 --> 00:20:49.928
  • He's in his glorified body andhe's walk--the Bible says that
  • 00:20:49.961 --> 00:20:53.765
  • he walked through the door andthe door being shut, and then he
  • 00:20:53.799 --> 00:20:57.235
  • said to Thomas, doubting,"Handle me and see."
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  • He said, "For a spirithas not flesh and bone."
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  • The blood wasn't there 'causehe had presented that to
  • 00:21:09.448 --> 00:21:11.750
  • the Father.
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  • So he's no longer operatingas a physical body.
  • 00:21:13.819 --> 00:21:16.254
  • He's operating in a glorifiedbody that can walk through the
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  • doors and the doors being shutand yet, walk in there and sit
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  • down to eat somefish and honeycomb.
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  • That's what you can put on.
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  • Hoo, and obviously, quick aslight to be able to go to heaven
  • 00:21:29.401 --> 00:21:35.107
  • and then come back for dinner.
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  • And opening the doorwithout knocking.
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  • How great thou art.
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  • Do you understand that song now?
  • 00:21:49.955 --> 00:21:52.290
  • "Then sings my soul."
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  • Oh, my gosh.
  • 00:21:55.293 --> 00:21:57.596
  • When you die, you don'tjust cease to exist.
  • 00:21:57.629 --> 00:22:02.567
  • You move from the physical realminto a spiritual realm and put
  • 00:22:02.601 --> 00:22:09.941
  • on a heavenly body to exist inthe spirit realm so you can have
  • 00:22:09.975 --> 00:22:16.782
  • comprehension ofspiritual things.
  • 00:22:16.815 --> 00:22:20.285
  • For example, in the spiritworld, you can see something
  • 00:22:20.318 --> 00:22:22.854
  • like a chair but it's not aphysical chair but you can
  • 00:22:22.888 --> 00:22:26.258
  • comprehend it becausespirit goes with spirit.
  • 00:22:26.291 --> 00:22:29.294
  • Here, you have to have a bodybecause physical things go with
  • 00:22:29.327 --> 00:22:32.297
  • physical things.
  • 00:22:32.330 --> 00:22:34.699
  • There are a lot of people, whenthey cross over, don't even
  • 00:22:34.733 --> 00:22:36.935
  • realize they crossed over 'causethey're so similar, it's just
  • 00:22:36.968 --> 00:22:40.672
  • now different forms.
  • 00:22:40.705 --> 00:22:43.141
  • The issue is when you crossover where you're gonna land.
  • 00:22:43.175 --> 00:22:50.115
  • Only requirement to land whereJesus is, is to believe in
  • 00:22:50.148 --> 00:22:52.250
  • him, amen.
  • 00:22:52.284 --> 00:22:55.821
  • But that's not theglorified body.
  • 00:22:55.854 --> 00:22:59.324
  • That's the heavenly body.
  • 00:22:59.357 --> 00:23:04.396
  • Then the GreatResurrection takes place.
  • 00:23:04.429 --> 00:23:09.267
  • And I don't knowhow he gonna do it.
  • 00:23:09.301 --> 00:23:12.103
  • The sea gonna haveto give up the dead.
  • 00:23:12.137 --> 00:23:15.273
  • Wherever they sprinkled you,your ashes, and--so you know the
  • 00:23:15.307 --> 00:23:20.278
  • earth can't be quietwhen this happen.
  • 00:23:20.312 --> 00:23:22.914
  • So if you're alive when thiscome, that's gonna be a
  • 00:23:22.948 --> 00:23:25.150
  • spooky moment.
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  • [speaking in tongues]
  • 00:23:27.719 --> 00:23:29.721
  • May I speak in my heart?
  • 00:23:35.727 --> 00:23:39.030
  • You remember when Jesus wasraised from the dead, read it in
  • 00:23:39.064 --> 00:23:43.568
  • the Scripture, he wasn't theonly one that got up that day.
  • 00:23:43.602 --> 00:23:49.641
  • The Bible says that people sawtheir relatives who had died,
  • 00:23:49.674 --> 00:23:57.949
  • walking in the street.
  • 00:23:57.983 --> 00:24:06.191
  • I would not put it past God fora last-ditch effort to try to
  • 00:24:06.858 --> 00:24:15.233
  • get some of thosestubborn relatives who
  • 00:24:15.267 --> 00:24:17.569
  • still won't believe.
  • 00:24:17.602 --> 00:24:19.471
  • I wouldn't put it past God is hesent some of those relatives to
  • 00:24:19.504 --> 00:24:23.575
  • those folks' house.
  • 00:24:23.608 --> 00:24:25.277
  • Knock on the door.
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  • 00:24:26.645 --> 00:24:30.115
  • What's going on?"
  • 00:24:30.148 --> 00:24:31.716
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  • 00:24:34.219 --> 00:24:36.621
  • Need to get it together.
  • 00:24:36.655 --> 00:24:37.956
  • And you know, some of'em ain't gonna believe.
  • 00:24:37.989 --> 00:24:39.324
  • They gonna think,"Well, I'm hallucinating."
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