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Does Jesus Keep Promises?

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November 17, 2020
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Crossroads Church with Brian Tome is Gut-punch preaching for the adventure of faith.

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Does Jesus Keep Promises?

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  • Adventure and church aren't
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  • normally two words that go
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  • together. But at Crossroads, we
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  • don't believe in doing church as
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  • usual. In fact, we believe that
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  • a life with God can be a pulse
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  • pumping, heart pounding, life of
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  • purpose. And our job is to guide
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  • you there, Crossroads Church,
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  • your guide to be adventurous
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  • life. Welcome to Crossroads
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  • Church. We are here to equip you
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  • for your spiritual adventure.
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  • I'm Hannah, and today we're
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  • going halfway around the world
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  • to discover the promises God has
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  • for us; and what they mean for
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  • our lives today. Does Jesus keep
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  • his promises? Let's find out.
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  • The Jesus Myth, a pilgrimage to
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  • the most controversial places on
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  • earth. Investigating ancient
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  • stories of Jesus. Separating the
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  • myth from the truth. And
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  • discovering what it means for
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  • you today. The third season of
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  • Real Encounters with God. All
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  • new on location in Israel. New
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  • places. New people. New
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  • encounters. Real Encounters with
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  • God, the Jesus Myth.
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  • So in a pretty significant place
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  • right now, as far as Bible
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  • history is concerned. We've got
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  • the ancient city of Jerusalem to
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  • our left. We've got the Mount of
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  • Olives up here to our right and,
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  • uh, explain to us what's the
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  • significant about this area in
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  • Bible prophecy. Okay. So first
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  • of all, as you just said, this
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  • is the Kidron Valley as the
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  • Eastern border of ancient city
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  • of Jerusalem. And there is a
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  • prophecy in Joel chapter three
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  • that speaks about the Valley of
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  • Jehoshaphat. It doesn't tell us
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  • where is it? But most people
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  • believe that it speaks about
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  • this Valley, the Valley of
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  • Kidron. And in Hebrew,
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  • Jehoshaphat it's two Hebrew
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  • words; it's Yeho, which is God
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  • and Shaphat, which is judgment.
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  • So it's the value of God's
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  • judgment and who exactly God
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  • going to judge, you know, the
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  • prophecy over there, Joel And he
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  • speaks about the fact that
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  • nations are coming from all
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  • over. Actually God is bringing
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  • those nations in order to judge
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  • them. What for, for the fact
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  • that they were scattering his
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  • people and they have divided his
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  • land. So I, myself, I'm very
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  • careful with, you know,
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  • prophacies and trying to predict
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  • the future, but we see that
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  • there are certain things that
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  • didn't happen yet. Okay. And we
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  • read also in Zechariah chapter
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  • 14, you know, about God standing
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  • one day with his two feet on top
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  • of the Mount of Olives. And we
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  • believe that it's the return of
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  • Jesus and that mountain will be
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  • divided. So I believe when you
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  • put those prophecies together
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  • together with the value of
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  • Armageddon and many other things
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  • that the Bible speaks about, it
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  • talks about the future about
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  • nations armies coming against
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  • Jerusalem to destroy that place
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  • and God through Jesus, actually,
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  • himself going to judge those
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  • nations. So how do we rectify
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  • this, this, this judging this
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  • destruction with this loving God
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  • who wants to bring mercy? Well,
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  • God is God of love God of
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  • mercy, but it's also the God of
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  • revenge and God of justice,
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  • justice. And he has all those
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  • sides in him. And He offers
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  • people, he also here, you can
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  • get my grace, but you reject my
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  • grace. You don't want it. You
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  • want to try and fight against
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  • me. So yes, I came once as a
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  • lamb but that would come again
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  • as the lion. It speaks about him
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  • roaring, you know, when he's
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  • back again. And people would
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  • have to face again the anger of
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  • God, if they want to reject him.
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  • It it's so crazy to me that this
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  • picture of nations coming
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  • together here to fight Israel is
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  • something that's kind of
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  • happened to a degree. We had the
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  • six days war where Arab nations
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  • came against Israel to, to
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  • eliminate it's. It's no secret
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  • that, uh, Arab rulers have gone
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  • on record saying, I want to wipe
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  • out Israel. What, what does that
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  • make you feel as a Jew? I
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  • believe it's a spiritual war. I
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  • mean, when you look at this
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  • small, tiny little state called
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  • the state of Israel, we just
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  • only few million Jews that are
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  • here when we're surrounded by,
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  • you know, hundreds of millions,
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  • of Muslim, of so many Arab
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  • countries and all of them
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  • somehow want that tiny little
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  • place to destroy us to take
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  • over. It's a spiritual thing.
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  • Middle East relations intentions
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  • are real and they're complex.
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  • And we're really not trying to
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  • make a political statement about
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  • the modern state of Israel. But
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  • we're trying to do is make a
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  • faith statement. Just because
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  • we're filming in Israel, doesn't
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  • mean that we believe and agree
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  • with every action that Israel
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  • takes as a nation is God
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  • ordained. It isn't. Just like
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  • actions of ancient Israel, they
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  • often fell short of what God
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  • wanted. So do modern actions of
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  • modern day Israel, fall short of
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  • what God wants. We're just
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  • saying that God keeps his
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  • promises to people. Even when
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  • people don't keep their promises
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  • to him. The fact that we are
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  • hearing, no, we're talking about
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  • future prophecies, but not long
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  • ago, if you would ask people
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  • 100, 150 years ago, do you
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  • believe that there would be a
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  • Jewish state? You know, the
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  • Bible speaks about that, about
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  • God bringing back his people
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  • they'll say you're crazy. But
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  • look at it. You know, we forget
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  • these prophecies, there's so
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  • many prophecies that were talked
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  • about that have actually come
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  • through. There's bah, they're
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  • verifiable. And you're talking
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  • about another one that's yet to
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  • come. Yes. You know, my
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  • grandfather, he was in the
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  • Holocaust. You know, his family
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  • was destroyed during the gas
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  • chambers. He survived the
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  • Holocaust. If you would ask him,
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  • do you think that there will be
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  • a Jewish state? He will probably
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  • say, you know, it's a dream, but
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  • it would never happen for 2000
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  • years. We've been all over.
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  • Well, there is a state of
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  • Israel. There is the Jewish
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  • nation
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  • that were brought over here.
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  • There is the Jewish nation that
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  • has survived. Something that
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  • some nations try to eliminate
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  • us, but God's hand was always
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  • here with us. And I believe it
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  • will be also in the future.
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  • We're teaching in Israel because
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  • a prophecy came true that no one
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  • thought would ever come true.
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  • And I just wonder how many other
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  • prophecies, so many of us think,
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  • Oh, that could never happen. So
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  • we're just on with our lives. We
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  • go on, we think, well, you know,
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  • it's written there in that weird
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  • book called the Bible. It's some
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  • kind of fairytales, well, it's
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  • not a fairytale. Those things
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  • that are happening one after the
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  • other. Most prophecies already
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  • forfilled and we should look
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  • very carefully what is waiting
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  • for us now next? It's good
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  • stuff. It's, we're gonna talk
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  • about for the rest of our time
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  • today. Let's do that.
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  • The book of Isaiah chapter 53,
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  • it says this, "Surely he has
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  • borne our griefs and carried our
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  • sorrows; yet we esteemed him
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  • stricken, smitten by God and
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  • afflicted. But he was pierced
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  • for our transgressions; He was
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  • crushed for our iniquities; and
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  • upon him was the chastisement
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  • that brought us peace. And with
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  • his wounds, we are healed. All
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  • we like sheep have gone astray.
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  • We have turned every one to his
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  • own way. And the Lord has laid
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  • on him, the iniquity of us all.
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  • He was oppressed, and He was
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  • afflicted, yet He
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  • opened not his mouth; like a
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  • lamb that has led to the
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  • slaughter and like a sheep that
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  • before shearers is silent, so he
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  • opened not his mouth." The Bible
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  • has two main sections, the old
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  • Testament, which has all of the
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  • writings before Jesus came
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  • around. And then the new
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  • Testament, which has all of the
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  • stuff that relates to when Jesus
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  • came around and after him.
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  • Anybody who would read that
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  • passage, knowing what we know
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  • now about how Jesus lived and
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  • died would say, well, obviously
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  • that passage was written in the
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  • new Testament because it just
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  • said exactly what happened. No,
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  • it was written about 750 BC,
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  • seven, 800 years before Jesus
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  • came around. There's things in
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  • there describing execution that
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  • wasn't invented until the Romans
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  • came around. Crucifixion he was
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  • pierced for our transgressions.
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  • That talks about how he behaved
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  • at a trial and not trying to
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  • defend himself. Stunning,
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  • stunning things that He
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  • fulfilled. And they knew it. And
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  • they knew this wasn't by chance.
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  • It couldn't be by chance. There
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  • are so many other prophecies in
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  • the Bible that we can have
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  • confidence in because of the
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  • prophecies that have already
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  • been fulfilled. There's Oh gosh.
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  • Three to 400 prophecies about
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  • Jesus in the old Testament
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  • portion of the Bible that all
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  • got fulfilled. I say three to
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  • 400, because there's about a
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  • hundred of them, we're going to
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  • like really? That's a prophecy.
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  • I don't know. Okay. I'll give
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  • you that one,
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  • maybe. What happens if we just
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  • take a look at say eight of
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  • them? What's the likelihood that
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  • one guy could fulfill eight of
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  • them? Obvious, no brainer ones.
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  • Like how he comes into
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  • Jerusalem. Like where he's born
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  • in Bethlehem. Like how he's, how
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  • he's executed all of these
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  • things. There's a university
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  • professor, professor Stoner that
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  • decided to give this project to
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  • his class and said, let's figure
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  • out what the likelihood is of
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  • one guy fulfilling just eight of
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  • these prophecies. They came up
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  • with a number that I can't
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  • recount for you. I don't even
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  • know what the number is. I can't
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  • describe it. It's basically 100
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  • million trillion billion
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  • gazillion. But he breaks it down
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  • in a way that I can understand
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  • it. Imagine taking the entire
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  • world and tiling them with inch
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  • and a half white pieces of tile,
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  • all the world that you could
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  • walk on. Here in the Jehoshaphat
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  • Valley and Egypt, the land down
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  • under all the Greenland, do it
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  • all. And then let's send one guy
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  • out to find one tile that
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  • supposedly has red painted on
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  • the underneath of it. The catch
  • 00:09:35.650 --> 00:09:38.152
  • is that guy can only bend down
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  • one time in his life and pick up
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  • the tile, the likelihood of him
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  • having the one red tile
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  • underneath, is the same
  • 00:09:45.559 --> 00:09:46.594
  • likelihood of Jesus fulfilling
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  • all eight prophecies. Friends,
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  • he does it. It's for real. Those
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  • prophecies were about him being
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  • the lamb of God, being the
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  • sacrifice for our sin, and
  • 00:09:56.971 --> 00:09:58.572
  • now there's prophecies about him
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  • being the lion, the roaring lion
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  • that is to come and set things
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  • straight. To come and bring
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  • judgment and justice upon this
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  • earth. The book of Joel, it says
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  • this, "Let the nations stir
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  • themselves up and come up to the
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  • Valley of Jehoshaphat; for there
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  • I will sit to judge all the
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  • surrounding nations." We can
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  • have confidence that the lamb
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  • has come, because prophecies and
  • 00:10:25.232 --> 00:10:26.600
  • history show it. And we can also
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  • have confidence that the lion is
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  • going to come to judge the
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  • nations. And you and I need him.
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  • We want Him to set things
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  • straight. We want there to be
  • 00:10:36.777 --> 00:10:38.479
  • judgment. We want there to be
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  • just, we want the broken hearted
  • 00:10:40.014 --> 00:10:41.582
  • to be mended. We want all the
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  • inequities and all the
  • 00:10:43.517 --> 00:10:44.752
  • injustices, justice to roll down
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  • and make things right. And He
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  • will. He's not blind. He's not
  • 00:10:49.590 --> 00:10:51.792
  • ignorant to it. It bothers him
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  • more than a bothers us. Book of
  • 00:10:53.561 --> 00:10:56.397
  • revelation, chapter one, it says
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  • this, "Behold, he is coming with
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  • the clouds, and every eye will
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  • see him. Even those who pierced
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  • him, and all tribes of the earth
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  • will wail on account of him.
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  • Even so. Amen. "I'm the Alpha
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  • and the Omega," says the Lord
  • 00:11:11.645 --> 00:11:12.880
  • "who is and who was and who is
  • 00:11:13.147 --> 00:11:16.117
  • to come." It feels like things
  • 00:11:16.250 --> 00:11:19.353
  • aren't right, because they're
  • 00:11:19.353 --> 00:11:21.122
  • not right. God's more upset
  • 00:11:21.122 --> 00:11:23.657
  • about it than you and I are. And
  • 00:11:23.657 --> 00:11:25.526
  • in his time, and he's going to
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  • make
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  • it right. He's been around from
  • 00:11:27.695 --> 00:11:28.529
  • the very, very beginning. He's
  • 00:11:28.529 --> 00:11:30.064
  • going to be around at the very,
  • 00:11:30.064 --> 00:11:31.132
  • very end. He's working a plan.
  • 00:11:31.132 --> 00:11:33.134
  • That plan is verifiable. And
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  • it's going to happen. Question
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  • for you is how are you living as
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  • a result of it? Are you prepared
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  • for the justice of God to come
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  • to your life? The judgment of
  • 00:11:43.177 --> 00:11:44.245
  • God to come to your life? Are
  • 00:11:44.245 --> 00:11:45.913
  • you prepared for the lion to
  • 00:11:45.913 --> 00:11:47.648
  • come? It's as real as the nose
  • 00:11:47.648 --> 00:11:50.785
  • is on your face. You can be as
  • 00:11:50.785 --> 00:11:53.120
  • confident of it as you can the
  • 00:11:53.120 --> 00:11:55.222
  • history that you've already
  • 00:11:55.222 --> 00:11:56.924
  • looked at and seen in papers and
  • 00:11:56.924 --> 00:11:58.893
  • read in the Bible that has come
  • 00:11:58.893 --> 00:12:00.227
  • true. He's a good God. He's also
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  • a just God. And he's a lion.
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  • I thought we would interact a
  • 00:12:10.337 --> 00:12:11.705
  • little bit with a guy who's had
  • 00:12:11.705 --> 00:12:12.540
  • a big force on this series we've
  • 00:12:12.540 --> 00:12:14.275
  • been in. His name is Bob. He has
  • 00:12:14.275 --> 00:12:16.644
  • been educated at Princeton. He
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  • is an archeologist, biblical
  • 00:12:18.412 --> 00:12:19.914
  • scholar, and I wanted to dig
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  • into some things with him today.
  • 00:12:21.482 --> 00:12:22.750
  • Please welcome Bob, Bob, how are
  • 00:12:22.783 --> 00:12:24.118
  • you doing today? Doing great,
  • 00:12:24.118 --> 00:12:25.820
  • Brian. Thanks for having me. You
  • 00:12:25.820 --> 00:12:28.022
  • you've dedicated your life to
  • 00:12:28.022 --> 00:12:30.424
  • all of this stuff, why is that?
  • 00:12:30.424 --> 00:12:31.859
  • Well, I've, I find that when you
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  • actually go and visit the places
  • 00:12:34.628 --> 00:12:37.131
  • where biblical events took
  • 00:12:37.131 --> 00:12:38.465
  • place, and you look at the
  • 00:12:38.465 --> 00:12:39.667
  • history and the archeology
  • 00:12:39.667 --> 00:12:41.101
  • behind it, what you discover is
  • 00:12:41.101 --> 00:12:44.038
  • a level of reliability and
  • 00:12:44.038 --> 00:12:46.607
  • authenticity, which adds not
  • 00:12:46.607 --> 00:12:48.976
  • only a depth of
  • 00:12:48.976 --> 00:12:49.777
  • meaning, but also a depth of
  • 00:12:49.777 --> 00:12:51.579
  • confidence in the accuracy of
  • 00:12:51.579 --> 00:12:54.582
  • what we read in the Bible. Is
  • 00:12:54.582 --> 00:12:56.584
  • there a find that you've had or
  • 00:12:56.617 --> 00:12:58.319
  • you've come across or you've
  • 00:12:58.319 --> 00:12:59.553
  • read about that you said, wow,
  • 00:12:59.553 --> 00:13:01.655
  • this is exactly why the science
  • 00:13:01.655 --> 00:13:03.724
  • of archeology is, is stimulating
  • 00:13:03.724 --> 00:13:05.526
  • my faith? One that pops into my
  • 00:13:05.526 --> 00:13:07.261
  • mind is, uh, when I realized
  • 00:13:07.261 --> 00:13:10.431
  • that Golgotha, the place of the
  • 00:13:10.798 --> 00:13:12.833
  • skull where Jesus was crucified
  • 00:13:12.833 --> 00:13:14.768
  • by the Romans, uh, it's part of
  • 00:13:14.768 --> 00:13:17.304
  • an ancient rock quarry. When the
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  • stone cutters were cutting big
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  • blocks of stone out of that hill
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  • to rebuild the temple; after the
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  • return from exile. Uh, there was
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  • one section of the limestone
  • 00:13:26.714 --> 00:13:28.449
  • that was fissured and it wasn't
  • 00:13:28.449 --> 00:13:30.684
  • a stable enough to use as
  • 00:13:30.784 --> 00:13:32.786
  • building blocks. So they just
  • 00:13:32.786 --> 00:13:34.855
  • cut around, the builders cut
  • 00:13:34.855 --> 00:13:37.124
  • around that area and they left
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  • this 20 foot high limestone
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  • rocky outcropping that must've
  • 00:13:41.929 --> 00:13:43.998
  • looked kind of like a skull. And
  • 00:13:43.998 --> 00:13:45.799
  • that's where they crucified
  • 00:13:45.799 --> 00:13:46.934
  • people. And amazingly Jesus
  • 00:13:46.934 --> 00:13:50.337
  • said, He quoted Psalm 1:18, the
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  • stone that the builders rejected
  • 00:13:54.642 --> 00:13:57.278
  • has become the cornerstone. And
  • 00:13:57.778 --> 00:14:00.848
  • he said that specifically days
  • 00:14:00.848 --> 00:14:02.816
  • before his death, after he told
  • 00:14:02.816 --> 00:14:05.152
  • them a parable about how he was
  • 00:14:05.152 --> 00:14:07.154
  • going to be taken outside the
  • 00:14:07.154 --> 00:14:08.555
  • city and killed. Golgotha is
  • 00:14:08.555 --> 00:14:10.557
  • literally the stone that the
  • 00:14:10.557 --> 00:14:13.193
  • builders rejected. Well, Bob,
  • 00:14:13.193 --> 00:14:15.863
  • you've been so helpful in this
  • 00:14:15.896 --> 00:14:16.997
  • whole series; helpful for me
  • 00:14:16.997 --> 00:14:17.998
  • personally. Thank you. I'm
  • 00:14:17.998 --> 00:14:19.133
  • thankful very much for you. Hey,
  • 00:14:19.133 --> 00:14:20.868
  • let's get on with the rest of
  • 00:14:20.868 --> 00:14:22.136
  • what we
  • 00:14:22.136 --> 00:14:22.303
  • got going on today.
  • 00:14:22.636 --> 00:14:23.237
  • We're going to end this weekend
  • 00:14:25.806 --> 00:14:26.907
  • and this series at the lowest
  • 00:14:26.907 --> 00:14:28.709
  • place on earth, the Dead Sea.
  • 00:14:28.709 --> 00:14:31.245
  • But first I wanted to give the
  • 00:14:31.745 --> 00:14:32.780
  • video crew a chance to do
  • 00:14:32.780 --> 00:14:34.048
  • something fun and also memorable
  • 00:14:34.048 --> 00:14:36.317
  • and also something I had zero
  • 00:14:36.317 --> 00:14:38.319
  • interest in doing myself. Okay.
  • 00:14:38.319 --> 00:14:40.587
  • We're here at the Dead Sea, a
  • 00:14:40.587 --> 00:14:41.555
  • really unique place, high, high
  • 00:14:41.555 --> 00:14:43.190
  • mineral content in the water.
  • 00:14:43.190 --> 00:14:44.725
  • It's a really unusual thing to
  • 00:14:44.858 --> 00:14:46.126
  • swim in. I swam in it before. I
  • 00:14:46.126 --> 00:14:48.128
  • prefer not to go tell anybody
  • 00:14:48.128 --> 00:14:49.330
  • else want to go in instead of
  • 00:14:49.330 --> 00:14:50.764
  • me. All right, good. Let's go
  • 00:14:50.764 --> 00:14:51.932
  • down and do it. When you go out
  • 00:14:51.932 --> 00:15:03.544
  • here, you can sit there and just
  • 00:15:03.544 --> 00:15:05.946
  • bob and hold you up. It's
  • 00:15:05.946 --> 00:15:07.715
  • amazing. What'd it feel like so
  • 00:15:07.715 --> 00:15:09.550
  • far? Like just normal water?
  • 00:15:09.550 --> 00:15:11.085
  • Yeah, so far. All right. Well,
  • 00:15:11.352 --> 00:15:13.620
  • you don't get the fun stuff
  • 00:15:13.620 --> 00:15:14.555
  • until you get out there and
  • 00:15:14.555 --> 00:15:15.389
  • start floating. All right.
  • 00:15:15.389 --> 00:15:17.691
  • Hasn't been a shark in those
  • 00:15:18.192 --> 00:15:19.293
  • water for years. Now it doesn't
  • 00:15:19.293 --> 00:15:21.095
  • get fun until you float. Oh,
  • 00:15:21.095 --> 00:15:22.763
  • there it is, there Kyle. There
  • 00:15:22.763 --> 00:15:25.265
  • he is. He is not on the bottom.
  • 00:15:25.265 --> 00:15:27.101
  • Now verify that you are not
  • 00:15:32.573 --> 00:15:34.675
  • treading water. You were just,
  • 00:15:34.675 --> 00:15:35.943
  • there it is boys and girls;
  • 00:15:38.412 --> 00:15:39.480
  • floating at the Dead Sea.
  • 00:15:39.546 --> 00:15:41.315
  • Alright, it's time to get back
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  • to work. Stop messing around.
  • 00:15:42.850 --> 00:15:44.918
  • When the lion comes back, it is
  • 00:15:52.226 --> 00:15:55.029
  • a cataclysmic event; spiritually
  • 00:15:55.029 --> 00:15:58.165
  • and actually physically. The
  • 00:15:58.732 --> 00:16:00.234
  • lion plants his feet on the
  • 00:16:00.234 --> 00:16:01.835
  • Mount of Olives and out of this
  • 00:16:01.835 --> 00:16:03.704
  • water gushes forth from
  • 00:16:03.871 --> 00:16:05.406
  • Jerusalem. It rushes down the
  • 00:16:05.406 --> 00:16:09.009
  • plains, rushes down the valley,
  • 00:16:09.009 --> 00:16:11.145
  • down to the lowest part on
  • 00:16:11.779 --> 00:16:13.514
  • earth. This is how the book of
  • 00:16:13.514 --> 00:16:15.549
  • Ezekiel puts it. "And he said to
  • 00:16:15.549 --> 00:16:18.118
  • me, this water flows toward the
  • 00:16:18.118 --> 00:16:20.054
  • eastern region and goes down
  • 00:16:20.054 --> 00:16:21.522
  • into the Arabah, and enters the
  • 00:16:21.522 --> 00:16:23.424
  • sea; when the water flows into
  • 00:16:23.424 --> 00:16:25.392
  • the sea, the water will become
  • 00:16:25.392 --> 00:16:26.927
  • fresh. And wherever the river
  • 00:16:26.927 --> 00:16:28.762
  • goes, every living creature that
  • 00:16:28.762 --> 00:16:30.731
  • swarms will live, and there will
  • 00:16:30.731 --> 00:16:32.433
  • be very many fish. This water
  • 00:16:32.433 --> 00:16:34.902
  • there that the waters of the
  • 00:16:35.269 --> 00:16:36.437
  • same may become fresh; so
  • 00:16:36.437 --> 00:16:38.305
  • everything will live where the
  • 00:16:38.305 --> 00:16:39.873
  • river goes. Fishermen will stand
  • 00:16:39.873 --> 00:16:42.209
  • beside the sea. From Engedi to
  • 00:16:42.209 --> 00:16:44.244
  • Eneglaim it will be a place for
  • 00:16:44.511 --> 00:16:46.346
  • the spreading of nets. It's fish
  • 00:16:46.346 --> 00:16:48.849
  • will be of many kinds like the
  • 00:16:48.849 --> 00:16:50.484
  • fish of the Giant Sea. But it
  • 00:16:50.484 --> 00:16:52.820
  • swamps and marshes will not
  • 00:16:52.820 --> 00:16:55.022
  • become fresh; they are to be
  • 00:16:55.022 --> 00:16:56.824
  • left for salt. And on the banks,
  • 00:16:56.824 --> 00:16:59.193
  • on both sides of the river,
  • 00:16:59.193 --> 00:17:00.294
  • there will grow all kinds of
  • 00:17:00.294 --> 00:17:01.628
  • trees for food. Their leaves
  • 00:17:01.628 --> 00:17:03.497
  • will not wither, nor their fruit
  • 00:17:03.497 --> 00:17:05.199
  • fail, but they will bear fresh
  • 00:17:05.199 --> 00:17:07.067
  • fruit every month, because the
  • 00:17:07.067 --> 00:17:08.969
  • water for them flows from the
  • 00:17:08.969 --> 00:17:10.571
  • sanctuary. Their fruit will be
  • 00:17:10.571 --> 00:17:12.606
  • for food, and their leaves for
  • 00:17:12.606 --> 00:17:14.641
  • healing" Right now I'm in the
  • 00:17:14.641 --> 00:17:17.277
  • place where that water comes to.
  • 00:17:17.277 --> 00:17:19.379
  • It's known as the Dead Sea.
  • 00:17:19.980 --> 00:17:21.448
  • There is a lot of death here
  • 00:17:22.216 --> 00:17:23.283
  • because nothing is living here.
  • 00:17:23.283 --> 00:17:25.652
  • It's a really a fascinating
  • 00:17:25.652 --> 00:17:27.187
  • place to come
  • 00:17:27.187 --> 00:17:27.855
  • to, but it's also a sad place to
  • 00:17:27.855 --> 00:17:29.756
  • come to because whenever you
  • 00:17:29.756 --> 00:17:31.358
  • come to a place where there's no
  • 00:17:31.358 --> 00:17:32.192
  • life, it's just kind of a
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  • bummer. Nothing can live in
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  • these waters. The reason, it's
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  • because it receives it receives
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  • water, but it doesn't give
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  • water. It's the lowest point on
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  • earth. Over 1400 feet below sea
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  • level. This is a spiritual
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  • reality for us friends. If we're
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  • only receiving only taking and
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  • not giving, if we're not a
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  • conduit for the blessings of
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  • God, we're going to be hurting
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  • spiritually. We're going to be
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  • hurting and all forms of our
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  • life. This is the lesson of the
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  • Dead Sea, but yet there's a
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  • prophecy that says, even if
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  • you're dead right now, the lion
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  • will make you alive. Jesus puts
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  • it this way in the book of Luke,
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  • "Whoever seeks to preserve his
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  • life will lose it. But whoever
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  • loses his life will keep it."
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  • And see there again, a laying
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  • down a releasing of yourself.
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  • What is the appropriate response
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  • to the lion that makes all of
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  • this happen? The appropriate
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  • response is to lower yourself to
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  • the lion. And when I lower
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  • myself to the lion, to Jesus, I
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  • put myself downstream for his
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  • blessings to come to me. If I
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  • elevate myself, his blessings
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  • will not come down to me, but
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  • when I lower myself, the
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  • blessings come to me. And then
  • 00:18:54.575 --> 00:18:56.276
  • what I'm to do is to be a
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  • blessing to others. I'm supposed
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  • to
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  • get engaged with the work of God
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  • in this world, instead of just
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  • sitting and have philosophical
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  • and spiritual thoughts and
  • 00:19:07.187 --> 00:19:08.188
  • spiritual experiences, I'm
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  • supposed to get engaged. This is
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  • why Jesus says in what's known
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  • as the Lord's prayer, even
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  • though the Lord prayed it, he
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  • prayed it to tell us how to
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  • pray. So it's really the prayer
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  • that the Lord taught people like
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  • you and I, and he says this, our
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  • heavenly father, Holy is your
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  • name, your kingdom come your
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  • will be done on earth as it is
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  • in heaven. Your kingdom come to
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  • me and I'm going see that your
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  • will is done in my life and on
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  • this earth. And I want this
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  • earth to look the way it does in
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  • heaven right now. I don't know
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  • if you're dead or not. I don't
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  • know what areas are dry in your
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  • life or not. I don't know. I
  • 00:19:43.924 --> 00:19:45.826
  • know it's getting hot here right
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  • now. It's hot here, man. You
  • 00:19:46.927 --> 00:19:48.795
  • hear it is hot. And it's stanky.
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  • Skanky. The smell, literally the
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  • smell of death, the smell of
  • 00:19:52.699 --> 00:19:53.934
  • salt is pungent in this area
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  • right now. That might represent
  • 00:19:56.436 --> 00:19:58.472
  • your life. You might feel that
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  • way. You might feel like the
  • 00:19:59.673 --> 00:20:00.574
  • smell of death is on you. You
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  • might feel like there's nothing
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  • coming out of you don't you
  • 00:20:02.409 --> 00:20:03.410
  • might feel like there's no new
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  • water that's coming into no
  • 00:20:05.345 --> 00:20:06.913
  • refreshment that's coming into
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  • you. The good news is no matter
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  • how good you are,
  • 00:20:09.182 --> 00:20:09.783
  • no matter how dead you are,
  • 00:20:10.150 --> 00:20:11.184
  • there is refreshment coming. But
  • 00:20:12.052 --> 00:20:15.055
  • you've got to get yourself
  • 00:20:15.055 --> 00:20:16.056
  • underneath the lion. You've got
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  • to get in his reservoir stream
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  • and allow it to throw, flow
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  • through you. There is still
  • 00:20:21.995 --> 00:20:24.665
  • refreshment that's coming. It's
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  • prophesied. Going to happen.
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  • Jesus came 2000 years ago. Just
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  • as ancient prophets said he
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  • would. God and flesh. He walked
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  • this land. He climbed these
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  • mountains. And the evidence is
  • 00:20:43.317 --> 00:20:45.819
  • irrefutable. He experienced the
  • 00:20:45.852 --> 00:20:48.021
  • same peaks and valleys of life
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  • that we do. He made friends,
  • 00:20:49.556 --> 00:20:51.892
  • experienced tragic loss, worked
  • 00:20:52.259 --> 00:20:54.594
  • an honest job. And through it
  • 00:20:54.594 --> 00:20:56.730
  • all, he lived the perfect life
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  • that we never could. He brought
  • 00:20:58.298 --> 00:21:00.801
  • grace and truth, comfort and
  • 00:21:00.801 --> 00:21:02.703
  • challenge. He died a brutal
  • 00:21:02.703 --> 00:21:04.738
  • death on the cross for his
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  • friends and his enemies. He beat
  • 00:21:06.306 --> 00:21:08.675
  • death and rose again. And for
  • 00:21:08.675 --> 00:21:10.544
  • thousands of years, people have
  • 00:21:10.544 --> 00:21:12.145
  • dedicated their lives to him and
  • 00:21:12.145 --> 00:21:14.147
  • found abundant life in the
  • 00:21:14.147 --> 00:21:15.649
  • process. Abundant life that he
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  • promises to all who follow him.
  • 00:21:17.751 --> 00:21:19.486
  • He came the first time as the
  • 00:21:20.087 --> 00:21:21.388
  • sacrificial lamb, and he's
  • 00:21:21.388 --> 00:21:22.656
  • coming again as the conquering
  • 00:21:22.656 --> 00:21:24.324
  • lion. The question is, who do
  • 00:21:24.324 --> 00:21:26.960
  • you say he is? I say, as the
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  • Messiah, my God, my Savior. If
  • 00:21:29.296 --> 00:21:32.232
  • you agree, pray these words with
  • 00:21:32.232 --> 00:21:34.735
  • me. Jesus. I want you in my
  • 00:21:34.735 --> 00:21:38.438
  • life. I want you to fill my
  • 00:21:38.438 --> 00:21:40.741
  • heart. I want to ask for your
  • 00:21:40.741 --> 00:21:44.010
  • forgiveness; for my sin and my
  • 00:21:44.010 --> 00:21:46.680
  • rebellion. Fill me right now
  • 00:21:46.680 --> 00:21:49.850
  • with your presence. And as best
  • 00:21:49.850 --> 00:21:52.285
  • I can, I will
  • 00:21:52.285 --> 00:21:52.886
  • follow you for the rest of my
  • 00:21:52.953 --> 00:21:54.354
  • life. Amen. You pray a prayer
  • 00:21:54.354 --> 00:21:59.292
  • like that. Get ready for your
  • 00:21:59.292 --> 00:22:00.961
  • life to be different. He is real
  • 00:22:00.961 --> 00:22:03.630
  • and he's still impacts real
  • 00:22:03.864 --> 00:22:05.198
  • lives like yours and mine to
  • 00:22:05.198 --> 00:22:07.200
  • this day. We're going to go into
  • 00:22:07.200 --> 00:22:09.636
  • singing to him right now. It's
  • 00:22:09.636 --> 00:22:11.238
  • known as well worship song we're
  • 00:22:11.238 --> 00:22:13.573
  • going to do right now called,
  • 00:22:13.573 --> 00:22:14.174
  • "Oh, the Power." Oh, the power
  • 00:22:14.541 --> 00:22:15.909
  • of Jesus. Oh, the power that,
  • 00:22:15.909 --> 00:22:17.144
  • that affects people like me.
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  • Let's sing that to him, with
  • 00:22:18.745 --> 00:22:19.813
  • people from all over our country
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  • right now. How was it? How was
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  • That song and
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  • more original Crossroads music
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  • is available at
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  • you stream your music. I hope
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  • that you've enjoyed Real
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  • Encounters with God, the Jesus
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  • Crossroads, Brian heads back to
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  • the office and talks about how
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  • God has entrusted us all to be
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  • managers. The best managers
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  • understand it's not their stuff,
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  • it's God's stuff. I'm not going
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  • to get attached to it. I'm going
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  • to develop it. I'm gonna take
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  • care of it. I may need to let it
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  • go various points. But when you
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  • do this, this has massive
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  • implications for your life.
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