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May 22, 2020
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  • announcer: Coming upnext on "Changing Your World."
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  • Creflo Dollar: The greatestfear that Satan wants to put on
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  • Christian people is the fearthat what God promised
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  • in his Word won't come to pass.
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  • Now, you're gonna have it,you know, I see how the world
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  • operates in fear, but it's whileyou're saying God says this, and
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  • you say I'm gonna stand on that,where for you, it is he's trying
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  • to get you to be afraid thatwhat God said won't happen.
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  • Yeah, but what if--I know Godsaid that,
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  • but what if it don't happen?
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  • That's fear, that is the purest
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  • form of fear thatattacks a believer.
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  • I don't know if thisis gonna happen or not.
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  • And that's whereyou go to fight.
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  • Creflo: You can trust theHoly Spirit to help you to
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  • believe in this time.
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  • Oh, my God, you know, I'm notat all saying to people to be
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  • irresponsible, in fact,I'm doing a public awareness
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  • announcement on all the stuffthat's going on, but you can
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  • wash your hands, but make sure
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  • you trust Jesus whileyou wash your hands.
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  • Don't let feardominate your life.
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  • Fear is the reciprocal of faith,and, like, in faith, whatever
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  • you have faith in the most,
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  • then that's what'sgonna come to pass.
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  • Well, whatever you have fear inthe most,
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  • that's what'sgonna come to pass.
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  • If you tolerate fear, I have
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  • seen the spirit of fearparalyze whole nations.
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  • And if you tolerate fear, youwill contaminate your faith.
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  • And I don't care what you'regoing through in life that may
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  • provoke fear, you remember youare holy, set aside people, and
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  • you are blessed.
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  • Say that, say, "I'mblessed," and you trust God.
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  • See, here's what I'mtrying to say to folks.
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  • I understand everything, but atthe end of the day, on this one,
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  • you gonna have to trust God.
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  • You gonna have to trustGod, 'cause you don't know who
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  • touched what, when they touchedit,
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  • how many times they touched it.
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  • You've gotta trust God.
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  • You goin' to places and folksdone touched that, go to the
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  • grocery store then they touchthe milk carton, put their hands
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  • on the orange, touched theapple, touched the door you went
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  • into, touch the button with theelevator, touched the--you've
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  • got to trust God on this one.
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  • I'm not gonna be paranoid, "Oh,Jesus, can't--just
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  • walkin' around and can't touchnothin', bowin' to y'all."
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  • I trust him.
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  • I won't neglect beingresponsible, but I trust him.
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  • Glory to God,hallelujah, hallelujah.
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  • I trust him.I trust him.
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  • And in times like this, it'sgood to know that you trust God
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  • versus you playing church.
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  • See, we through withplaying church, we know him.
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  • I know him, hallelujah, and heknows me, and you know him, and
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  • he knows you by name.
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  • When he talks to you, he callsyou by your name, praise God.
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  • You trust God, and I wanna sayto you all is well, praise God.
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  • All is well, praise God.
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  • I just, you know, all is well.
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  • I just, I don't know much ofnothin',
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  • but I do know all is well.
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  • And that's what I'm gonna stickwith,
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  • that's what I'm gonna stay with.
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  • And so, tonight we're gonna seea Holy Spirit that'll work with
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  • you where unbelief is detected.
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  • We're gonna talk about aHoly Spirit that is constantly
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  • working on you believing right,and you believing God, and
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  • that's the thing that I focus inon, am I believing God, and am I
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  • spending enough time with him
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  • to not lose my focuson other things?
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  • I wanna spend my time--if I findmyself drifting on this side and
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  • fear and panic comes in, all Ido is make an adjustment, let me
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  • get back in this word, let memeditate in this word, let me
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  • read about what he has to say,
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  • let the redeemedof the Lord say so.
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  • I have to do those kinda things.
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  • But all is well, church.
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  • My echo and my voice willcontinue to say this,
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  • all is well.
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  • No fear here, no fright, nopanic, Jesus is Lord, amen?
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  • Now, let's begin in John 16 and8 again, we're talking about how
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  • to be led in the Holy Spirit,and we're specifically talking
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  • about the ministryof the Holy Spirit.
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  • So, John 16 and 8, he says--St.
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  • John, not Joshua, St. John 16and 8,
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  • flip over there real quick.
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  • He says, "And when he is come,"he referring to the Holy Spirit,
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  • "For when he is come, he willreprove the world of sin, and of
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  • righteousness,and of judgement."
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  • Now, for years, when I--lookat verse 9, let's go on down.
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  • In fact, let me read the wholething, because I'm gonna try to
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  • teach on thewhole thing tonight.
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  • He says, "Of sin, becausethey believe not on me."
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  • He says he came to convince theworld of sin because they don't
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  • believe on him.
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  • It's not doing wrong that hecame to convict you of, it's why
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  • don't you trust me, which is the
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  • result of why youdid what you did.
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  • And then he says, he cameto convince the world, "Of
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  • righteousness, because I go
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  • to my Father and yousee me no more."
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  • So, the Holy Spirit came toconvince you that you are the
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  • righteousness of God, especiallywhen you miss the mark and you
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  • feel like you're no longerrighteous, the Holy Spirit's job
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  • is to convince youyou're still righteous.
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  • And then he says, "Of judgement,
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  • because the prince of thisworld is judged."
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  • The Holy Spirit came to convinceyou that Satan doesn't have any
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  • power to defeat you or toeven do anything, because he's
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  • already been judged.
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  • And so, we wanna show you theHoly Spirit's part in unbelief,
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  • in righteousness, and injudgement, that the prince of
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  • this world hasalready been judged.
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  • And so, we saw in John 16 and 8,if we'll look at verse 8 again,
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  • the Holy Spirit doesn't convictpeople of things they do that
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  • are wrong, but the Holy Spiritconvicts people of the fact that
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  • they are not believing on Jesus.
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  • In other words, Jesus hasalready settled some things, so
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  • believe on that,believe on that.
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  • I thought the Holy Spirit wouldcome and convict me of all of
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  • the things that I was doingwrong, but if he can help me to
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  • believe, then I will get
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  • away from the foundation ofthe wrongdoing.
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  • You see, the foundation of allsin is this issue of disbelief,
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  • I'll say for Christianpeople, for disbelief.
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  • For people who are not saved, itwould be unbelief, but you are
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  • believers who sometimes have adisbelief in what has already
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  • been done and what'salready been settled.
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  • So, the Holy Spirit is workingon the inside of us to resolve
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  • this disbelief issue.
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  • The Holy Spirit will not convictus about our lack of giving, but
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  • about your lack of trustingJesus with your finances.
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  • So, whatever the fruit is,whatever the behavior is, the
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  • foundation of that is gonna bethe question why are you having
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  • trouble believing me?
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  • Why can't you trust me?
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  • That's gonna be thebottom-line issue.
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  • You remember when I said to you,I believe it was last week, when
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  • I said that unbelief can berepented of,
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  • but it can't be forgiven of?
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  • And I said to you that the onlysin on the cross that was not
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  • taken care of as a result ofJesus being on the cross was the
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  • sin of unbelief, and that theproblem with that is that we
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  • never thought thatunbelief was a sin.
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  • And it's the sin of unbelief,or the question, or the habit of
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  • disbelieving what Jesushas already made happen.
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  • So, all acts of sin come fromone act of not believing on and
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  • resting in the relationshipthat I have with Jesus Christ.
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  • There's something about whensomething happens, do I move to
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  • rest in what he's done?
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  • Do I move to rest in thefinished works of Jesus Christ,
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  • or do I move to this place whereI am now trying to, through
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  • religious activity,get God to do something?
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  • Immediately move to rest.
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  • If you'll start taking note, youcan't hear this stuff too long
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  • without noticing that you canhave some stuff going on in your
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  • head, but your insidesare just really peaceful.
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  • And if you'll pause to noticethat, you're like, "Yeah, I got
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  • something going here, but Iam really at peace," you know.
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  • And when you do that,that's when you know that you're
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  • resting in thisrelationship with Jesus.
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  • You know, thank God for thegospel of grace, but, like I
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  • said, grace is a person, hisname is Jesus, and the more and
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  • more I am cultivating myrelationship with Jesus, the
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  • more and more I am seeing howeasy it is to begin to believe
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  • God in certain areas where maybeI was struggling in before.
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  • And so, he came to convict
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  • people of how they'rebelieving in him.
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  • I mentioned to you beforedon't steal, because that action
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  • reveals a lack oftrusting God as your source.
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  • Look at what you're doing, backup, and ask yourself is there an
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  • issue with my rest in thisrelationship with Jesus?
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  • Is there an issuewith me trusting God?
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  • "Trust in the Lord with all thyheart,
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  • lean not unto thineown understanding.
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  • In all thy ways, acknowledgehim," and watch this, he begins
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  • to direct your path.
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  • There are issues, like, everyday where you can pause and ask
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  • yourself am I trusting God?
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  • Am I believingGod in this thing?
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  • And I've said before don'tcommit adultery, because that
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  • act reveals that we do notbelieve when the Lord says that,
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  • you know, two shall be one, and
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  • all the things thathe said to Adam.
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  • I mean, what's the issue?
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  • Why am I notreally believing God?
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  • So, the real temptation forJesus was not to turn the stone
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  • into bread, it was belief ordisbelief, excuse me, that God,
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  • when he said you are my belovedSon, do you really believe that
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  • you're his beloved Son?
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  • And so, tonight I wanna pickup--last week we talked about I
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  • think the sin of unbelief.
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  • I believe we talkedabout that last week.
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  • I wanna pick up with that area.
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  • I wanna talk about the three
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  • main areas where Satan can temptus in disbelief.
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  • The three main areas that Satantemps in disbelief, or in some
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  • cases, in unbelief where people
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  • have not made Jesus theLord of their life.
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  • Three main areas, and if you'llgo to 1 John chapter 2:16, we'll
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  • jump right into that.
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  • That was jut kind of a review.
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  • The three areas whereSatan can tempt or test.
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  • Now, look at verse 16, let'sread it out loud together.
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  • He says, "For all that is in theworld, the lust of the flesh,
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  • the lust of the eyes, the prideof life, it's not of the Father,
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  • but it is of the world."
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  • Okay, look at that in theNew Living Translation.
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  • It's not of theFather, it's of the world.
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  • Lust, an appetite for something.
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  • He says, "For the world offersonly a craving for physical
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  • pleasure, a craving foreverything we see, and pride in
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  • our achievementsand possessions.
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  • These are not from the Father."
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  • And so, this is gonna be areally interesting way to
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  • tackle this thing tonight.
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  • The lust of the eyes, the lustof the flesh, the pride of life.
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  • The lust of the eyes, he cantempt you through the lust of
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  • the eyes, the lust of the flesh.
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  • Again, remember, the bottom lineto the flesh is always operating
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  • in the law for Moses.
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  • That's always thebottom line to the flesh.
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  • And then, the pride of life,that's pride versus humility.
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  • A humble man will find moregrace than a prideful man.
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  • You know, he's kindacut off in that area.
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  • Now, Hebrews--John chapter 6 and9, let's go on down here.
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  • Now, notice in St. John chapter16 and 9, I'm getting excited, I
  • 00:14:37.456 --> 00:14:43.529
  • wanna hurry up and get to mypoint,
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  • and I don't need to do that.
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  • Let me slow down.
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  • He says in verse 9, "Of sin,because they believe not on me."
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  • I've come to convict them ofsin,
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  • because they don'tbelieve on me.
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  • They don't believe on me.
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  • Now, to believe on him,that's pretty strong.
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  • It's believing that he hasaccomplished what he
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  • said he accomplished.
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  • It's believing thatmy sins are forgiven.
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  • It's believing thatthe works are finished.
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  • It's believing that I amrighteous, and my identity is
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  • intact because of him.
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  • Now, let's look at this.
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  • Hebrews chapter 3 and 12,Hebrews chapter 3 and 12.
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  • Now, we're gonna look atsomething with your actions
  • 00:15:30.542 --> 00:15:32.845
  • versus this area of belief,so you can see why the Holy
  • 00:15:32.878 --> 00:15:35.381
  • Spirit's trying to work inour lives to get us to believe.
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  • Hebrews 3:12, he says, "Takeheed, brethren, lest there be in
  • 00:15:39.752 --> 00:15:44.223
  • any of you an evil heart ofunbelief,
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  • in departing fromthe living God."
  • 00:15:51.063 --> 00:15:54.533
  • Notice how he says this,"An evil heart of unbelief in
  • 00:15:54.566 --> 00:15:58.604
  • departing from the living God."
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  • Where in your life have youdeparted from the living God?
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  • Where in your day to day maybe
  • 00:16:06.211 --> 00:16:09.381
  • you've departedfrom the living God.
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  • I am no longer believingGod in this particular area.
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  • I'm a Christian, but I'm nolonger really believing him in
  • 00:16:14.319 --> 00:16:17.990
  • this particular area.
  • 00:16:18.023 --> 00:16:20.025
  • You see, our actions are not thereal problem, they are just the
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  • result and the symptoms ofan evil heart of unbelief.
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  • We're always concernedabout, well, what about sin?
  • 00:16:30.069 --> 00:16:32.671
  • What about our behavior?What about our actions?
  • 00:16:32.704 --> 00:16:35.140
  • But we're not looking at where
  • 00:16:35.174 --> 00:16:37.509
  • have I departedfrom the living God?
  • 00:16:37.543 --> 00:16:40.979
  • Locating this--do Ipossess this issue of unbelief?
  • 00:16:41.013 --> 00:16:47.152
  • And look at this in theNLT while we're there.
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  • Do I possess this issue?
  • 00:16:51.023 --> 00:16:52.324
  • So, our actions arenot the real problem.
  • 00:16:52.357 --> 00:16:54.827
  • You know that's the fruitfrom something, and for so long,
  • 00:16:54.860 --> 00:16:58.497
  • religion has dealt with just thefruit issue, but I believe the
  • 00:16:58.530 --> 00:17:01.700
  • grace of God deals withthe root issues right here.
  • 00:17:01.733 --> 00:17:04.903
  • I believe the relationship with
  • 00:17:04.937 --> 00:17:06.238
  • Jesus is the rootissue right here.
  • 00:17:06.271 --> 00:17:08.173
  • My relationship with Jesus isthe root issue to everything
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  • that will happen in my life.
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  • He said, "Be careful then,dear brothers and sisters.
  • 00:17:13.112 --> 00:17:15.214
  • Make sure that your own heartsare not evil and unbelieving."
  • 00:17:15.247 --> 00:17:19.151
  • Notice how he puts those words"evil and unbelieving" together.
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  • He says, "Turning youaway from the living God."
  • 00:17:22.788 --> 00:17:27.092
  • What turns you awayfrom the living God?
  • 00:17:27.126 --> 00:17:30.462
  • What is it that turnsyou from the living God?
  • 00:17:30.496 --> 00:17:33.031
  • I'm saying to you it's gonna bewithin the area of the lust of
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  • the flesh, the pride oflife, and the lust of the eyes.
  • 00:17:36.301 --> 00:17:41.240
  • That's how he's gonna try to
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  • enter in to tempt you into thisarea of disbelief.
  • 00:17:42.641 --> 00:17:47.045
  • Now, I wanna show you this.
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  • If you'll look at what--goback to 1 John 2:16, and I wanna
  • 00:17:48.413 --> 00:17:54.653
  • compare it to--I wanna see this
  • 00:17:54.686 --> 00:17:58.023
  • principle operatingin Genesis chapter 3.
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  • I could go to Genesis chapter 3,but I think you're familiar with
  • 00:18:01.994 --> 00:18:07.199
  • the tree waspleasant to their eyes.
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  • You're familiar with, you know,
  • 00:18:09.835 --> 00:18:11.837
  • they looked at it andthey were hungry.
  • 00:18:11.870 --> 00:18:14.039
  • Well, let's justgo there anyway.
  • 00:18:14.072 --> 00:18:16.608
  • It's just me trying to hurryup and get to my point again.
  • 00:18:16.642 --> 00:18:18.610
  • Let's just go there anyway.
  • 00:18:18.644 --> 00:18:20.179
  • Genesis chapter 3, alright,
  • 00:18:20.212 --> 00:18:29.521
  • so 1 John 2: 16 talksabout the lust
  • 00:18:29.555 --> 00:18:32.191
  • of the eyes, the lust of theflesh, the pride of life, and
  • 00:18:32.224 --> 00:18:35.761
  • these are our three mainareas where Satan can tempt us.
  • 00:18:35.794 --> 00:18:38.864
  • Let's see it in operationeven at the beginning.
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  • I mean, he used the samefiles over and over again.
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  • Just because it's 2020 doesn'tmean Satan has a new way to do
  • 00:18:44.536 --> 00:18:47.239
  • this, alright?
  • 00:18:47.272 --> 00:18:50.008
  • So, you know thestory in verse 1.
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  • "Now the serpent was more subtlethan any beast of the field
  • 00:18:51.410 --> 00:18:53.979
  • which the Lord God had made, andhe said unto the woman, 'Yea,
  • 00:18:54.012 --> 00:18:57.115
  • hath God said ye shall not eatof every tree of the garden?'
  • 00:18:57.149 --> 00:19:01.987
  • And the woman said unto theserpent, 'We may eat of the
  • 00:19:02.020 --> 00:19:05.657
  • fruit of the trees of thegarden, but of the fruit of the
  • 00:19:05.691 --> 00:19:08.193
  • tree which is in the midst ofthe garden, God hath said you
  • 00:19:08.227 --> 00:19:10.729
  • shall not eat of it, neithershall you touch it,
  • 00:19:10.762 --> 00:19:14.266
  • lest you die.'
  • 00:19:14.299 --> 00:19:15.601
  • And the serpent said unto thewoman, 'You shall not surely
  • 00:19:15.634 --> 00:19:18.403
  • die,'" all contradictions, "ForGod does know that in the day
  • 00:19:18.437 --> 00:19:23.141
  • you eat thereof," watch thisnow, this is the area where he
  • 00:19:23.175 --> 00:19:27.746
  • tempts, "For God doth know thatin the day you eat thereof, then
  • 00:19:27.779 --> 00:19:32.584
  • your eyes shall be opened."
  • 00:19:32.618 --> 00:19:35.787
  • "Your eyes shall be opened, andyou shall be as gods, knowing
  • 00:19:35.821 --> 00:19:40.325
  • good and evil," and watch this,"And when the woman," what did
  • 00:19:40.359 --> 00:19:45.163
  • she do, she what?
  • 00:19:45.197 --> 00:19:47.199
  • "She saw that thetree was good for food."
  • 00:19:47.232 --> 00:19:51.570
  • She saw that the tree waspleasant to the eyes, the lust
  • 00:19:51.603 --> 00:19:55.574
  • of the eyes, okay?
  • 00:19:55.607 --> 00:19:58.310
  • And then it goes on and he says,"It was pleasant to the eyes,
  • 00:19:58.343 --> 00:20:03.348
  • and the tree to be desired tomake one wise," alright, "To
  • 00:20:03.382 --> 00:20:07.919
  • make one wise."
  • 00:20:07.953 --> 00:20:09.755
  • That would be thepride of life, okay?
  • 00:20:09.788 --> 00:20:13.692
  • And then he says, "And she tookof the fruit thereof, and did
  • 00:20:13.725 --> 00:20:17.229
  • eat, and gave also to herhusband with her,
  • 00:20:17.262 --> 00:20:20.198
  • and he did eat."
  • 00:20:20.232 --> 00:20:22.000
  • Now, "And their eyes wereopened,"
  • 00:20:22.034 --> 00:20:25.804
  • and so forth, and so on.
  • 00:20:25.837 --> 00:20:27.339
  • And so, they were hungry, andthat would be, I missed that
  • 00:20:27.372 --> 00:20:33.312
  • one, that's thelust of the flesh.
  • 00:20:33.345 --> 00:20:35.747
  • They were hungry,they looked at it.
  • 00:20:35.781 --> 00:20:38.183
  • So, I'm hungry, lust of theflesh, I saw it, lust of the
  • 00:20:38.216 --> 00:20:41.920
  • eyes, oh, it'll makeone wise, pride of life.
  • 00:20:41.953 --> 00:20:46.291
  • Those three thingshit the first Adam.
  • 00:20:46.325 --> 00:20:48.927
  • The same three things hitJesus in Matthew chapter 4:1-11.
  • 00:20:48.960 --> 00:20:53.699
  • I won't go through that,but Jesus in the Garden of
  • 00:20:53.732 --> 00:20:55.934
  • Gethsemane, the lust of theflesh,
  • 00:20:55.967 --> 00:20:58.337
  • the pride of life, same thing.
  • 00:20:58.370 --> 00:21:01.373
  • When he took him up and showedhim all the kingdoms of the
  • 00:21:01.406 --> 00:21:03.475
  • world, "Turn these stonesinto bread," same temptation.
  • 00:21:03.508 --> 00:21:08.714
  • The temptation Jesus hadin Matthew 4:1-11 was the
  • 00:21:08.747 --> 00:21:12.484
  • temptation to walk in disbelief,to not believe God when he said,
  • 00:21:12.517 --> 00:21:17.689
  • "Thou art my beloved Sonin whom I am well pleased."
  • 00:21:17.723 --> 00:21:20.625
  • That's why Satan turned aroundand said, "If you really are the
  • 00:21:20.659 --> 00:21:23.328
  • Son of God, turnthese stones into bread."
  • 00:21:23.362 --> 00:21:25.831
  • And Jesus said, "I don'tneed to prove nothing to you."
  • 00:21:25.864 --> 00:21:28.200
  • He said, "I am the Son of God,I believe I'm the Son of God."
  • 00:21:28.233 --> 00:21:30.702
  • That's where we gottacopy Jesus down to the T.
  • 00:21:30.736 --> 00:21:35.807
  • He said I'm the Son of God, Ibelieve I'm the Son of God,
  • 00:21:35.841 --> 00:21:38.977
  • watch this, and I don't have todo anything to prove to you that
  • 00:21:39.010 --> 00:21:42.080
  • I'm the Son of God, alright?
  • 00:21:42.114 --> 00:21:45.183
  • So, God says that you'reprotected, you believe you're
  • 00:21:45.217 --> 00:21:49.755
  • protected, and you ain't got todo nothing to prove to somebody
  • 00:21:49.788 --> 00:21:51.857
  • you're protected, huh?
  • 00:21:51.890 --> 00:21:56.395
  • He said, "No pestilencewill come near thee," alright?
  • 00:21:56.428 --> 00:22:02.000
  • You believe no pestilence willcome near thee, amen,
  • 00:22:02.033 --> 00:22:07.305
  • and it shall be that.
  • 00:22:07.339 --> 00:22:08.640
  • You trust him right there.
  • 00:22:08.673 --> 00:22:09.975
  • These are perfect illustrationsof, you know, the thing is
  • 00:22:10.008 --> 00:22:12.778
  • there, so you believe what Jesussaid versus believing the thing,
  • 00:22:12.811 --> 00:22:16.548
  • and that's how this stuff works.
  • 00:22:16.581 --> 00:22:20.419
  • I know you're there, but Istill believe what Jesus said.
  • 00:22:20.452 --> 00:22:24.790
  • I know that exists, but Istill believe what Jesus said.
  • 00:22:24.823 --> 00:22:31.163
  • Do you think your appearanceto my eyes or my flesh is gonna
  • 00:22:31.196 --> 00:22:36.168
  • stop me frombelieving what Jesus said?
  • 00:22:36.201 --> 00:22:38.904
  • And the Holy Spirit isthere to help us in that place.
  • 00:22:38.937 --> 00:22:44.676
  • I prophesy that you're gonna bestrengthened when you confront
  • 00:22:44.709 --> 00:22:48.747
  • the devils of hell to tryto change your believe.
  • 00:22:48.780 --> 00:22:52.384
  • Say out loud, "Ibelieve God, and that's it."
  • 00:22:52.417 --> 00:22:56.455
  • This is about believingGod, ladies and gentlemen.
  • 00:22:56.488 --> 00:22:58.657
  • This is about believing God.
  • 00:22:58.690 --> 00:23:01.726
  • Now, the same thing is true inHebrews chapter 4:15 when it
  • 00:23:01.760 --> 00:23:06.798
  • talks about he was tempted inevery area that we were tempted
  • 00:23:06.832 --> 00:23:09.768
  • in, through thelust of the eyes.
  • 00:23:09.801 --> 00:23:11.970
  • Go to that one,let's look at this one.
  • 00:23:12.003 --> 00:23:13.872
  • Hebrews 4:15, Jesus was tempted
  • 00:23:13.905 --> 00:23:17.042
  • in every area that wewere tempted in.
  • 00:23:17.075 --> 00:23:19.444
  • He says, "For we have not a highpriest which cannot be touched
  • 00:23:19.478 --> 00:23:22.047
  • with the feelings of ourinfirmities, but was in all
  • 00:23:22.080 --> 00:23:25.517
  • points tempted like aswe are, yet without sin."
  • 00:23:25.550 --> 00:23:29.120
  • Tempted through the lust of theeyes, the lust of the flesh,
  • 00:23:29.154 --> 00:23:32.657
  • and the pride of life.
  • 00:23:32.691 --> 00:23:34.693
  • Okay, he was--he had aphysical body with blood in it.
  • 00:23:34.726 --> 00:23:40.765
  • He could have taken it, but itwas his trust--the temptation
  • 00:23:40.799 --> 00:23:45.837
  • here was to not believe.
  • 00:23:45.871 --> 00:23:49.107
  • Now, do you know that'swhat fear ultimately is?
  • 00:23:49.140 --> 00:23:51.910
  • The greatest fear that Satanwants to put on Christian people
  • 00:23:51.943 --> 00:23:55.780
  • is the fear that what God
  • 00:23:55.814 --> 00:23:58.316
  • promised in his wordwon't come to pass.
  • 00:23:58.350 --> 00:24:01.152
  • Now, you're gonna have it,you know, I see how the world
  • 00:24:01.186 --> 00:24:05.290
  • operates in fear, but it's whileyou're saying God says this, and
  • 00:24:05.323 --> 00:24:09.427
  • you say I'm gonna stand on that.
  • 00:24:09.461 --> 00:24:11.897
  • Where for you, it is he's tryingto get you to be afraid that
  • 00:24:11.930 --> 00:24:15.934
  • what God said won't happen.
  • 00:24:15.967 --> 00:24:18.169
  • Yeah, but what if, I know Godsaid that,
  • 00:24:18.203 --> 00:24:21.506
  • but what if it don't happen?
  • 00:24:21.540 --> 00:24:22.841
  • That's fear, that is the purest
  • 00:24:22.874 --> 00:24:25.610
  • form of fear thatattacks a believer.
  • 00:24:25.644 --> 00:24:29.080
  • I don't know if thisis gonna happen or not.
  • 00:24:29.114 --> 00:24:31.750
  • And that's whereyou go to fight.
  • 00:24:31.783 --> 00:24:34.185
  • That's where you close thedoor, that's where you go in the
  • 00:24:34.219 --> 00:24:37.722
  • bathroom, that's where you gooutside,
  • 00:24:37.756 --> 00:24:39.991
  • and you startspeaking to yourself.
  • 00:24:40.025 --> 00:24:43.862
  • Anybody ever done that before?You start speaking to yourself.
  • 00:24:43.895 --> 00:24:47.866
  • I mean, I get topreaching to myself.
  • 00:24:47.899 --> 00:24:49.601
  • I have to slow down.
  • 00:24:49.634 --> 00:24:50.936
  • I'm like, "No," especially whenI got that diagnosis of cancer.
  • 00:24:50.969 --> 00:24:54.739
  • I had to preach, I mean thefirst day I preached to myself
  • 00:24:54.773 --> 00:24:57.742
  • every 15 minutes.
  • 00:24:57.776 --> 00:24:59.244
  • This thing was working 24 hoursa day to kill me,
  • 00:24:59.277 --> 00:25:02.047
  • and I can't slack.
  • 00:25:02.080 --> 00:25:04.783
  • I had to go for it.I had to keep going.
  • 00:25:04.816 --> 00:25:06.518
  • I had to keep going,I had to keep going,
  • 00:25:06.551 --> 00:25:07.852
  • and I had to keepgoing, and I had to
  • 00:25:07.886 --> 00:25:09.220
  • keep going, I had to keepgoing, I had to keep going.
  • 00:25:09.254 --> 00:25:10.722
  • And I know if people sawme, they'd think I was crazy.
  • 00:25:10.755 --> 00:25:13.458
  • They would probably say, "Youneed to go to a psychologist,
  • 00:25:13.491 --> 00:25:17.062
  • you're losing it, you're losingit," but I believe God,
  • 00:25:17.095 --> 00:25:19.798
  • and I don't have timeto prove to you.
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