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October 25, 2020
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Ed Young creatively presents inspirational and biblical truth for every area of life.

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  • Pastor Ed Young: Thechurch should be
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  • the mostcreative entity in the world.
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  • The church is where it happens.
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  • The church is where we findpurpose and meaning and power.
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  • The church is the living,breathing body of Christ.
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  • Wisdom though is seeing lifethrough the perspective of God.
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  • You've never locked eyes withsomeone that Jesus did not
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  • die for.
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  • Pastor Ed Young: Thanks so muchfor watching Ed
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  • Young Television.
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  • You know the next 30 minutes Ibelieve can change the course of
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  • your life, so sit back and leanin, because I believe God is
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  • going to do some amazing thingsin your life and in mine.
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  • Pastor Ed Young: I'm sure youhave one of those panoramic
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  • features on your phone, thepanoramic pictures.
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  • You know I love to takepanoramic pictures, but to be
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  • totally candid, I don't use thatfeature enough.
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  • It's time-consuming and thenwhen you're scrolling through
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  • your pictures it's sort ofdifficult to see the essence of
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  • a panoramic picture.
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  • But several years ago, Lisa hadthis bucket list trip.
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  • She said, honey, would youplease take me to the
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  • Grand Canyon?
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  • I did, and I took a panoramicview.
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  • We went with a couple oftourists in this helicopter, we
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  • flew down to the bottom of theGrand Canyon, had a little
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  • lunch, I took the panoramicpicture.
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  • And the panoramic picture looksgood on these giant screens, but
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  • who has screens that big intheir home?
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  • I don't.
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  • I don't.
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  • And well, maybe, you do.
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  • Anyway, there's no way you cancapture the essence of the Grand
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  • Canyon unless you're there,literally there on the floor of
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  • this Wonder of the World, but apanoramic view, a panoramic
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  • picture, does help.
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  • But an old-school Polaroid,that's kind of pathetic.
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  • Well today I wanna talk to youabout a panoramic picture of a
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  • different kind.
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  • I wanna talk to you about thepanoramic picture of the book of
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  • Revelation to show you howpractical this book is.
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  • Because again, the Bible says, Ilove this, when we read the book
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  • of Revelation, not understandit, it says, we read it, we're
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  • gonna get blessed.
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  • So what is the book ofRevelation about?
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  • What's the Bible about?
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  • The Bible, 66 books, the Bibleis about the redemptive work
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  • of Jesus.
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  • So the first thing you need towrite down is the unbelievable
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  • person of Jesus, theunbelievable person of Jesus.
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  • The Bible has onevillain, Satan.
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  • One hero, Jesus.
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  • One message, Jesus saves, Jesusrescues.
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  • Isn't that great news?
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  • So we're just reading andstudying about, we win, we're
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  • gonna be in heaven, and heavenis not gonna be a place where we
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  • just sit there, heaven is gonnabe a place where we do things,
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  • our gifts and abilities in aperfect environment.
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  • John wrote the bookof Revelation.
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  • Who's John?
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  • John was one of the 12disciples, one of Christ's
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  • clique, one of his squad.
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  • He was on the island of Patmos.
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  • I love islands, think aboutJohn, just kicking back, sipping
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  • tropical drinks, looking at thepalm trees, maybe saying to
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  • himself, I might climb that treeand get a coconut, you know?
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  • He was on Patmos because he waspreaching the gospel and the
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  • Romans didn't dig it so theysaid, we gotta get this guy out
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  • of here, so they pushed him toPatmos.
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  • Well he was more effective forGod on Patmos than he was when
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  • he was on the streets preaching,because he wrote this book, the
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  • Reveal, this book was given tothe seven churches, stay with me
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  • now, and we'll talk about theseven churches, and this book of
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  • Revelation was circulated in aclockwise fashion and read as
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  • sermons to all of thesechurches.
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  • So that's how it was dispersedand then it was directed of
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  • course to Christians worldwide.
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  • Many times people say, wow, whatam I doin' in this nowhere job?
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  • You know, what am I doin' inschool?
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  • Or what am I doing way overhere, it's just kind of a
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  • small thing.
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  • God has you where you are forgreatness.
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  • If you'll just look up and go,wow, that's your Patmos, that is
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  • your area.
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  • Maybe you're in a little cube atwork, I don't know, maybe you're
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  • in the middle of nowhere, but ifI got before more people, God
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  • has you there for a reason.
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  • You be faithful and you watchand see what happens.
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  • That's what happened to our boy,John.
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  • So John's talkin' about Jesus,the unbelievable person Jesus.
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  • Let's read Revelation chapter 1verses 1 and 2.
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  • The revelation, in other wordsthe full identity, from Jesus
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  • Christ, which God gave him toshow his servants what must soon
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  • take place.
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  • We gotta realize, when it comesto God, time is now.
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  • We're like, oh, yesterday, tenyears ago, in a couple of--no,
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  • it's now to God.
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  • Once these things starthappening, once the dominoes
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  • start falling, it's gonna bequick.
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  • Here's what soon will takeplace.
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  • "He made it known by sending hisangel," that's right to Patmos,
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  • "to his servant, John, whotestified to everything he saw."
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  • And again, John is using words,I mean, and phrases, this is
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  • 2.000 years ago.
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  • He didn't understand everythinghe saw, just like I don't
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  • understand everything there isto know about the Bible.
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  • The Bible is not a book ofproofs.
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  • It's not.
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  • The Bible does not tell me whatI want to know, it tells me what
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  • I need to know.
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  • So we have the 4-1-1 before theLord has to call 9-1-1, and it's
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  • right here.
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  • That was pretty funny.
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  • "Who testifies to everything hesaw, that is, the Word of God
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  • and the testimony of Jesus."
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  • The Word of God.
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  • What is the Word of God?
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  • The Word of God is the Bible,Theopneustos.
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  • [exhales loudly]
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  • The Bible is, God breathed.
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  • Using personalities from alldifferent authors to write one
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  • theme, Jesus saves.
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  • If you think about it, itdoesn't take someone who is that
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  • bright to realize there is anevil force, there is a person,
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  • there is the devil, there is theman who is called the man of
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  • lawlessness, Satan.
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  • I believe there is a dark,sinister force wreaking havoc in
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  • our world today.
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  • How do you explain what's goin'on?
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  • When people say, "I don'tbelieve in devil," I go, man,
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  • I do.
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  • And I just kind of explain itbecause evil has to have an
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  • explanation, good has to have anexplanation, and we just see it.
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  • The devil though, the devilhates several books of
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  • the Bible.
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  • He hates the whole Bible, but hehates several books of
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  • the Bible.
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  • This is kind of extra credit.
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  • He hates the book of Genesis andthe book of Revelation, those
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  • are the two books he hates themost.
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  • In the book of Genesis, forexample, the devil is announced.
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  • In the book of Revelation, thedevil is trounced.
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  • In the book of Genesis, you havethe first heaven and the first
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  • earth, in the book of Revelationyou have the new heaven and the
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  • new earth.
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  • You have in the book of Genesisthe curse and in the book of
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  • Revelation you have Satanleaving in a hearse.
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  • You see the difference?
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  • In the book of Genesis you havefor example man driven from
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  • God's face, and in Revelationyou see God's face as we win.
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  • So he hates the book of Genesisand he hates the book
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  • of Revelation.
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  • He hates to see, "Okay, this iswhat's gonna happen to me."
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  • I mean, you know, he doesn't digit.
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  • So he doesn't want us to studyit, and we need to know he's the
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  • father of lies and he's allabout evil and that's who he
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  • does and that's what he does.
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  • So we know that legislation isnot the answer.
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  • It's great to have goodlegislation, it's not
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  • the answer.
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  • Education, I'm all for that, isnot the answer.
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  • It is heart transformation.
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  • And that's what should happen aswe study the book of Revelation.
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  • So it's about the unbelievableperson of Jesus.
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  • Also, number two, it's about theunquestionable position.
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  • The ruler.
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  • Now here's where it gets really,really crazy.
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  • John is hangin' out on theisland, just relaxing, you know,
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  • and this angel comes to him inthis vision by the Holy Spirit,
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  • he sees the future.
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  • So Jesus now is going to invitehim somewhere.
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  • Listen, let's read it.
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  • Revelation chapter 4 now, verses1 through 3.
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  • "After this I looked, and therebefore me was a door standing
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  • open in heaven."
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  • Wow.
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  • "And the voice I hadfirst heard,"
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  • you can write the word Jesus on
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  • the word voice, "speaking to melike a trumpet said, come up
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  • here, and I will show you whatmust take place after this.
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  • And once I was in the spirit,and there before me was a throne
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  • in heaven with someone," this isGod, "sitting on it.
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  • And the one who sat there hadthe appearance of Jasper and
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  • Ruby, a rainbow that shone likean emerald encircling
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  • the throne."
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  • Now very quickly, there arethree levels of heaven.
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  • The first level would be what wesee in the clouds and
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  • whatever, heaven.
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  • Second level would be where theangels and the demons reside.
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  • The Bible says, there areforces, there are wars, there
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  • are principalities going on thatwe cannot see with the
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  • naked eye.
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  • The third level is gonna be thelevel where God resides.
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  • So Jesus, it's just crazy, thisis unbelievable, Jesus is like,
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  • John, come here, come here, comehere, come here, I wanna show
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  • you God's room.
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  • I mean here is the Lord sittingon the throne, notice this, John
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  • had access because of Jesus.
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  • He could get into this roombecause of Jesus.
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  • And the Bible says.
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  • In the book of Hebrews.
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  • That Jesus is our, I love this,high priest.
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  • That means, talkin' about totalaccess, that means as a believer
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  • whenever I pray I literally cango into the throne room of God.
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  • I was thinking, how can Iexplain that?
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  • How can I explain that?
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  • It's hard to wrap our pea brainsaround, in the throne room
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  • of God.
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  • How can I explain that?
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  • Then I thought, a while back, anowner of a professional football
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  • team invited me to sit in hissuite.
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  • And it was sweet to watch thisgame.
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  • I'm thinking, this honor?
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  • An NFL team invited me, I wouldbe an idiot to say, no, can't
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  • make it.
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  • I was there.
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  • This guy's box, we're in the endzone, it's like, and I'm sure
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  • I'm exaggerating a little bit,but it seemed like the entire
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  • end zone.
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  • Go through all this security,look at the badge, Ed Young, you
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  • know I'm a-- whoa, and they'rejust lookin' at the badge.
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  • They could care less I'm Pastorwhoever, it was like, okay, all
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  • right, yeah, okay, access,access.
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  • So I got up in this suite.
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  • The artwork in the suite,priceless.
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  • And I walk in, former Presidentof the United States, Secretary
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  • of State, Nolan Ryan and hiswife, hashtag humbled.
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  • And I could just walk up andtalk to the owner anytime!
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  • Great to have you.
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  • How's fellowship doing?
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  • Great, you know.
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  • Anything you want, caviar,champagne, filet minion.
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  • Yeah, it was unbelievable.
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  • And I'm looking down on theother people and they're in
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  • these cramped seats eatingoverpriced junk food and
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  • drinking expensive beer, and I'mgoing, "ah, wow, where--"
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  • I'm thinking this, I didn't sayit.
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  • Look where I am!
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  • You kinda feel like, whoa, okay,I'm here and
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  • you're there,
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  • Wooo!
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  • I felt that just for a second, Ijust wanna confess, just for a
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  • second I felt, I just, thatconfidence just being there.
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  • I thought to myself, how manytimes as a Christian have I
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  • bought just a typical seat inthe stadium.
  • 00:13:52.845 --> 00:13:57.416
  • walked up to the nosebleedsection, passed the owner's box,
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  • and I said to myself, must benice.
  • 00:14:05.758 --> 00:14:10.596
  • Sat there, nacho cheese drippingall over my face, drinking a
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  • Diet Coke, when as a follower ofChrist I know the King of Kings
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  • and Lord of Lords!
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  • As a follower of Christ I haveaccess to the suite, to the box!
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  • I can have access to God throughChrist!
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  • I can eat his food, do his will,watch life play out before me.
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  • I could ask him, what are youdoing?
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  • You have an opportunity to havean opportunity each and every
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  • day to enter the throne roombecause of the access of Jesus.
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  • It's not because of my merits.
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  • Good isn't good enough, but Godis God enough.
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  • Are you going to talk to God inprayer?
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  • Are you gonna ask him?
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  • Are you going to listen to him?
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  • Are you going to worship him?
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  • That helped me kind ofunderstand the throne room.
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  • John, right there.
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  • Pastor Ed Young: I just want tosay, again, a huge thanks for
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  • your generosity and for youpartnering with us.
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  • find yourself in life, we havetools, we have books, we have
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  • resources to help you in thisendeavor.
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  • You can see what to do on thescreen.
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  • So again, thanks for yourgenerosity, and let's go back to
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  • the message.
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  • Pastor Ed Young: Oh here, numberthree, number three.
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  • I gotta go fast now, fast, fast,fast, fast.
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  • The unlimited personality.
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  • So you got the unbelievableperson, the unquestionable
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  • position, now the unlimitedpersonality of God.
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  • What's the personality of God?
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  • What is God like, Jesus?
  • 00:16:04.143 --> 00:16:08.113
  • Well I mean really what is helike?
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  • This is--how many people inhere have pets?
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  • I'll talk about pets in a secondhere, if you have a pet lift
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  • your hand.
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  • Well we're gonna look at somecreatures and if these creatures
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  • were our pets it would really besomething.
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  • Revelation chapter 4, verses5 through 8.
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  • "From the throne," this is whereGod resides now, "came flashes
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  • of lightning and the rumble ofthunder.
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  • And in front of the throne wereseven torches with
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  • burning flames.
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  • This is the seven-fold Spirit ofGod," write in your margin, the
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  • Holy Spirit.
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  • "In front of the throne was ashiny sea of glass sparkling
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  • like crystal."
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  • That represents the holiness ofGod, the magnificence of God,
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  • the purity of God.
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  • Some scholars believe thisrefers to obedience.
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  • The sea refers to baptism.
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  • Interesting.
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  • Baptism is about obedience,right?
  • 00:17:06.905 --> 00:17:09.341
  • First of all we become afollower of Christ,
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  • we're baptized.
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  • So some of those images, letthose marinate for a second.
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  • "In the center and around thethrone were four living beings."
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  • Now this gets really crazy.
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  • Again, here's John, he's justchilling on Patmos, 2.000 years
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  • ago, so this is the best hecould do.
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  • I mean, obviously, the HolySpirit inspired him, but he's
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  • trying to describe stuff in thefuture, so some are like, oh, I
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  • can't believe it, doesn't makesense.
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  • Think about that.
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  • Think about what he was seeing.
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  • I mean, God doesn't want us toknow everything so he's just
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  • going to tell us some of thesethings.
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  • "In the center and around thethrone were four living beings,
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  • each covered with eyes."
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  • Whoa!
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  • Front and back.
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  • Hmm.
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  • "The first of these livingbeings was like a lion."
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  • [makes growling noise]
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  • "The second was like an ox."
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  • [makes mooing noise]
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  • "The third had a human face."
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  • Okay, I see that.
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  • "And the fourth was like,"[makes bird noise]
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  • "an eagle in flight."
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  • "Each of these living beings hadsix wings, and their wings were
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  • covered all over with eyes,inside and out."
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  • What if you had a pet covered ineyes?
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  • You pet him and you're justpetting eyeballs.
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  • Can you imagine the Visine bill?
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  • Now what does this mean?
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  • This means you're talkin' aboutthe attributes of God here.
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  • We know that God is all-seeing.
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  • all-knowing, all-powerful.
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  • The Bible says this.
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  • So when we tell God something inprayer, God's not like, oh, I
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  • didn't know that, thanks forgiving me the information!
  • 00:19:08.961 --> 00:19:12.998
  • He knows it all, even beforewe've done it.
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  • Yet within that we have afreedom of choice.
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  • We're simply seeing the factthat God is all-seeing,
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  • all-knowing, all-everywhere.
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  • There is nowhere where he is notand we're seeing that these
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  • creatures somehow help, it's notthat God has poor eyesight, in
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  • this realm.
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  • I don't know, no one knows forsure, yet here is the take-home.
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  • Here is the do factor of thistext, before I read the rest of
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  • the text.
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  • We see the character qualities,the attributes of God
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  • very quickly.
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  • Fill in the blank.
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  • The lion, what does thatrepresent?
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  • The power of God.
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  • We have access because we haveaccess to the owner's box, to
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  • the power of God.
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  • You need some power?
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  • Some are like, Ed, I feel soweak over this addiction, I
  • 00:20:02.814 --> 00:20:06.985
  • mean, this alcoholism is aboutto kill me, I'm addicted to
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  • this, I'm addicted to that.
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  • The first step in a 12-stepprogram, admit you're powerless,
  • 00:20:13.425 --> 00:20:16.862
  • it comes from Scripture, 12steps are all from Scripture.
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  • Admit you're powerless.
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  • And we can tap into the power ofGod in his throne room.
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  • Yeah, but I just don't feel likeGod is near.
  • 00:20:26.238 --> 00:20:29.174
  • Well, who do you think moved?
  • 00:20:29.207 --> 00:20:31.143
  • The power of God.
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  • We need power.
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  • Maybe you need power at work,maybe your boss is acting like
  • 00:20:34.012 --> 00:20:37.215
  • a jerk.
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  • I need power.
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  • It's available for you, thelion.
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  • The ox, the faithfulness of God.
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  • An ox is faithful,Johnny-on-the-spot, ox is
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  • strong, commitment-laden.
  • 00:20:49.227 --> 00:20:53.665
  • So often I talk to people andthey tell me, I just don't feel
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  • like goin' to church or I've notbeen able to go to
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  • church, whatever.
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  • One of the biggest things we cando is to show up.
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  • God's gonna bless you.
  • 00:21:05.444 --> 00:21:07.746
  • It's that muscle memory.
  • 00:21:07.779 --> 00:21:09.681
  • So often I don't feel likeworking out.
  • 00:21:09.715 --> 00:21:11.883
  • And you can tell I'm acompetitive bodybuilder.
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  • I don't always feel like workin'out, but I've got to do the
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  • three-hour workout I do everyday.
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  • I just sometimes just show up.
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  • Oh I can do that in rhythm,watch this
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  • [makes rap music noises].
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  • I've had too much caffeine.
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  • Man.
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  • Okay, man.
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  • That equals intelligence.
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  • Now some of the wives are goin',you gotta be kidding me,
  • 00:21:47.419 --> 00:21:49.588
  • he's intelligent?
  • 00:21:51.790 --> 00:21:53.091
  • Yeah, yeah, here in thiscontext, intelligence, maybe you
  • 00:21:53.125 --> 00:21:56.027
  • need some wisdom.
  • 00:21:56.061 --> 00:21:57.396
  • And here's a problem aboutRevelation, some people who talk
  • 00:21:58.296 --> 00:22:00.332
  • about Revelation all the time,they're weird.
  • 00:22:00.365 --> 00:22:02.567
  • You know some of these peoplethat say they're Christians but
  • 00:22:02.601 --> 00:22:04.770
  • they're just kinda weird.
  • 00:22:04.803 --> 00:22:06.938
  • You know?
  • 00:22:06.972 --> 00:22:08.273
  • We're not gonna be weird, we'renot weird, we're giving wisdom.
  • 00:22:08.306 --> 00:22:11.743
  • Maybe you need wisdom as younegotiate the maze of life,
  • 00:22:12.310 --> 00:22:15.814
  • maybe you need wisdom on whatcareer path to take, maybe you
  • 00:22:15.847 --> 00:22:20.152
  • need wisdom in a datingrelationship, maybe you need
  • 00:22:20.185 --> 00:22:23.655
  • wisdom in dealing with yourrebellious teenager, maybe you
  • 00:22:23.688 --> 00:22:27.325
  • need wisdom.
  • 00:22:27.359 --> 00:22:28.693
  • I need wisdom.
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  • It's right there.
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  • Total access!
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  • I got a badge!
  • 00:22:32.764 --> 00:22:34.099
  • I don't deserve it, I didn'tdeserve to go in the owner's
  • 00:22:34.132 --> 00:22:36.234
  • box, I just through a strangeset of circumstances had the
  • 00:22:36.268 --> 00:22:39.438
  • opportunity, he invited me, Isaid, yes.
  • 00:22:39.471 --> 00:22:43.141
  • Also the eagle.
  • 00:22:44.276 --> 00:22:45.944
  • [makes bird noise]
  • 00:22:45.977 --> 00:22:47.312
  • There's no bird like an eagle.
  • 00:22:47.345 --> 00:22:48.814
  • Eagles can fly over stuff, youknow, the other birds
  • 00:22:48.847 --> 00:22:51.416
  • [makes huffing noises]
  • 00:22:51.450 --> 00:22:53.418
  • eagle, [makes whooshing noise]
  • 00:22:53.452 --> 00:22:55.086
  • right?
  • 00:22:55.120 --> 00:22:57.322
  • So often in my life I get soimmersed, I'm still
  • 00:22:57.355 --> 00:23:01.927
  • concentrating on the trees thatI missed the forest, you know?
  • 00:23:01.960 --> 00:23:05.096
  • Still concentrating on the shotclock that I forget to play.
  • 00:23:05.130 --> 00:23:09.134
  • When I bring my request to thethrone room God gives me that
  • 00:23:09.935 --> 00:23:13.972
  • [makes eagle noise]
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  • perspective, man.
  • 00:23:16.374 --> 00:23:18.109
  • Perspective.
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  • Sovereignty.
  • 00:23:19.478 --> 00:23:20.812
  • So, the lion is power, the ox isfaithfulness, the man's
  • 00:23:20.846 --> 00:23:23.782
  • intelligence, the eagle issovereignty.
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  • Last thing and then we're done.
  • 00:23:26.952 --> 00:23:28.353
  • We're spurring the horse to thebarn, and we're gonna talk about
  • 00:23:28.553 --> 00:23:30.956
  • the white horse of Revelation.
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  • The undeniable promise.
  • 00:23:33.925 --> 00:23:35.527
  • The undeniable promise.
  • 00:23:35.560 --> 00:23:37.496
  • There's so many promises of Godin his Word.
  • 00:23:37.529 --> 00:23:40.999
  • And when God gives us a promise,I'm telling you, he's gonna make
  • 00:23:41.633 --> 00:23:47.372
  • good on it.
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  • Revelation chapter 1, verse 5,"Blessed is the one who reads
  • 00:23:48.773 --> 00:23:52.010
  • aloud," again doesn't understandit, we don't have to understand
  • 00:23:52.043 --> 00:23:54.713
  • it all, "who reads aloud thewords of this prophecy, and
  • 00:23:54.746 --> 00:23:57.682
  • blessed are those who hear itand take it to heart what is
  • 00:23:57.716 --> 00:24:01.253
  • written in it because," let'ssay it together,
  • 00:24:01.286 --> 00:24:04.022
  • "the time is near."
  • 00:24:04.055 --> 00:24:08.593
  • In one of my theology classes inseminary, it was taught by this
  • 00:24:08.627 --> 00:24:11.630
  • guy, he was Mensa-brilliant.
  • 00:24:11.663 --> 00:24:13.632
  • L. Russ Bush.
  • 00:24:14.432 --> 00:24:15.934
  • Dr. L. Russ Bush.
  • 00:24:15.967 --> 00:24:17.302
  • He was one of the editors of theLife Application Bible,
  • 00:24:17.335 --> 00:24:19.938
  • et cetera.
  • 00:24:19.971 --> 00:24:21.273
  • And he would start his lectures,he wouldn't say, like, you know,
  • 00:24:21.306 --> 00:24:24.075
  • "Hi, how's everyone doingtoday?"
  • 00:24:24.109 --> 00:24:25.410
  • He would just start talking.
  • 00:24:25.443 --> 00:24:27.045
  • So here's what he said one day.
  • 00:24:27.078 --> 00:24:28.547
  • He walked in and he goes, "Youknow children's books have some
  • 00:24:28.580 --> 00:24:32.817
  • amazing theology andeschatology."
  • 00:24:32.851 --> 00:24:35.887
  • Theology, the study of God,eschatology, the study of the
  • 00:24:37.422 --> 00:24:39.824
  • last things, I'm thinking, thisguy reads children's books?
  • 00:24:39.858 --> 00:24:44.796
  • You know I enjoy readingchildren's books because of the
  • 00:24:44.829 --> 00:24:47.132
  • theology and the eschatology.
  • 00:24:47.165 --> 00:24:49.501
  • And he said, "You know,children's books end with, 'And
  • 00:24:49.534 --> 00:24:54.272
  • they lived happily ever after.'"
  • 00:24:54.306 --> 00:24:59.311
  • We're made for that, he said.
  • 00:24:59.344 --> 00:25:02.180
  • I started thinking, isn't thattrue?
  • 00:25:02.213 --> 00:25:04.683
  • If you asked me, Ed, what areyour favorite movies?
  • 00:25:04.716 --> 00:25:07.085
  • They lived happily ever after.
  • 00:25:07.118 --> 00:25:10.789
  • Many times I've been readingmaybe a novel or I've seen the
  • 00:25:10.822 --> 00:25:13.825
  • movie and it just stopsabruptly, I'm like, really.
  • 00:25:13.858 --> 00:25:17.529
  • I want you to have this endingin the ever after.
  • 00:25:18.630 --> 00:25:25.437
  • God promises us, though, if weestablish a personal
  • 00:25:25.470 --> 00:25:29.441
  • relationship with him, I'm nottalkin' about religion, I'm
  • 00:25:29.474 --> 00:25:32.777
  • talkin' about a relationship,Jesus will infiltrate our lives
  • 00:25:32.811 --> 00:25:36.615
  • and we'll live forever and everwith him.
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  • Pastor Ed Young: Thank you somuch for watching Ed Young
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  • Fear is everywhere.We're made to fear God.
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  • When we fear God, we shouldn'tfear anything, but if we don't
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  • fear God we should feareverything.
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  • This book is gonna teach you howto deal and how to process fear.
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  • Would love to put it in yourhands.
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