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January 7, 2018
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Hope Generation with Ben Courson

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Taste Tests of Heaven Part 1

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  • NEGATIVES ARE DEVELOPED.
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  • DID YOU KNOW THE BIBLE SAYS THAT JESUS IS THE
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  • PHOTOGRAPH OF GOD?
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  • WHEN PAUL WRITES THAT JESUS IS THE IMAGE OF
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  • GOD, THAT WORD IS EIKON WHICH MEANS PHOTOGRAPH.
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  • NO WONDER THE SKY WENT DARK WHEN JESUS WAS
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  • CRUCIFIED BECAUSE IT WAS THERE IN THE DARKROOM OF
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  • GOLGOTHA THAT JESUS DEVELOPED THE PICTURE OF
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  • A GOD WHO LOVES US TO DEATH.
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  • [ MUSIC ]
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  • - FACE YOUR FEARS WITH THE GOD WHO MADE THE
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  • UNIVERSE BECAUSE WHEN YOU DON'T WALK WITH GOD,
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  • NEGATIVES DEVELOP IN THE DARKROOM OF FEAR.
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  • BUT WHEN YOU DO WALK WITH GOD, LIFE IS
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  • LIKE PHOTOGRAPHY.
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  • [ CAMERA CLICKING ]
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  • WE DEVELOP FROM THE NEGATIVES.
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  • [ MUSIC ]
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  • - BEN COURSON: I'M BEN COURSON AND YOU'RE
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  • WATCHING HOPE GENERATION.
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  • AND TODAY'S MESSAGE IS ENTITLED TASTE TEST
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  • OF HEAVEN.
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  • SHADRACH, ME SHACK, AND ABEDNEGO, THE THREE
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  • TEENAGE HEBREW BOYS WHO WERE THROWN INTO
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  • NEBUCHADEZZAR'S FURNACE HEATED SEVEN TIMES HOTTER
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  • THAN USUAL FOUND THAT ONE LIKE THE SON OF GOD
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  • JOINED THEM IN THE FURNACE, AND THE FLAMES
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  • DIDN'T SINGE A HAIR ON THEIR HEAD, A HAIR ON
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  • THEIR BODY.
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  • NONE OF THEIR CLOTHES OR EVEN THEIR SANDALS
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  • WERE BURNED.
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  • THE ONLY THING THAT WAS BURNED WAS THE BONDS
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  • AROUND THEIR WRISTS TO TAKE THEM TO WHOLE NEW
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  • LEVELS OF FREEDOM.
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  • IN THE SAME WAY, BE NOT SURPRISED BY YOUR FIERY
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  • TRIAL KNOWING THAT THE FLAMES ARE THERE NOT TO
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  • BURN YOU BUT TO TAKE YOU TO WHOLE NEW LEVELS
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  • OF LIBERTY.
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  • TO OPEN UP TODAY'S MESSAGE, I WANT TO PLAY A
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  • LITTLE GAME WITH YOU BEFORE WE GET INTO OUR
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  • TEXT TO ILLUSTRATE A VERY IMPORTANT POINT.
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  • THIS GAME IS CALLED SAVE OR KILL, OKAY?
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  • SO WHATEVER YOU SAVE, YOU HAVE TO KILL THE
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  • OPPOSITE, AND WHATEVER YOU KILL, YOU HAVE TO
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  • SAVE THE OTHER THING.
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  • SO THE FIRST IS BETWEEN STAR WARS AND STAR TREK .
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  • IF YOU HAD TO SAVE STAR WARS AND KILL STAR TREK,
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  • OR IF YOU HAD TO SAVE STAR TREK AND KILL STAR
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  • WARS, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
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  • NOW, I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE RAISING OF HANDS.
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  • I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE SHOUTED NAMES.
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  • IT'S ONLY ON APPLAUSE-O-METER.
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  • BY APPLAUSE ONLY HOW MANY OF YOU BETWEEN STAR WARS
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  • AND STAR TREK , REMEMBER, WHATEVER YOU SAVE YOU
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  • HAVE TO KILL THE OTHER, HOW MANY OF YOU WOULD
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  • SAVE STAR TREK ?
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  • [ APPLAUSE ]
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  • A SMATTERING GOLF CLAP.
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  • HOW MANY OF YOU WOULD SAVE STAR WARS ?
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  • [ LOUD APPLAUSE ]
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  • GOOD CHOICE.
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  • I KNEW THIS WAS MY HOME CHURCH FOR A REASON.
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  • OKAY.
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  • SPEAKING OF STAR WARS , HAN SOLO OR INDIANA JONES?
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  • [ CROWD LAUGHS ]
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  • HOW MANY OF YOU WOULD SAVE HAN SOLO?
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  • [ APPLAUSE ]
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  • HOW MANY OF YOU WOULD SAVE INDIANA JONES?
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  • [ LOUD APPLAUSE ]
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  • WHOA.
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  • THAT WAS A SURPRISE.
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  • OKAY.
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  • I JUST MADE THIS ONE UP JUST NOW.
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  • [ LAUGHTER ]
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  • KEITH GREEN OR M DUBS, MICHAEL W. SMITH?
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  • NOBODY KNEW HIS SECRET AMBITION.
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  • OKAY.
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  • HOW MANY OF YOU WOULD SAVE KEITH GREEN?
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  • [ APPLAUSE ]
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  • HOW MANY OF YOU WOULD SAVE M DUBS, MICHAEL W. SMITH?
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  • [ APPLAUSE ]
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  • THAT WAS PRETTY EQUAL.
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  • I JUST THINK YOU'D FEEL BAD ABOUT KILLING EITHER
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  • OF THEM.
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  • THAT'S WHY SOME OF YOU DIDN'T CLAP.
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  • OKAY.
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  • READY FOR THIS ONE?
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  • ALFRED WHICH IS BATMAN'S BUTLER, OKAY?
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  • ALFRED, MICHAEL CAINE WITH THE COCKNEY ACCENT.
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  • YOU KNOW, ALFRED, BATMAN'S BUTLER?
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  • YOU'RE LIKE NO, I ONLY WATCH THE OMEGA CODE .
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  • OKAY.
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  • OKAY, THAT DIDN'T GO OVER WELL.
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  • HOW MANY OF YOU WOULD SAVE BETWEEN ALFRED OR
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  • YODA HOW MANY OF YOU WOULD SAVE ALFRED?
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  • [ APPLAUSE ]
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  • HOW MANY OF YOU WOULD SAVE YODA?
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  • [ LOUDER APPLAUSE ]
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  • YODA WINS.
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  • BY THE WAY, WHY IS STAR WARS EPISODES 4, 5, AND
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  • 6, WHY DO THEY COME BEFORE STAR WARS EPISODES
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  • 1, 2, AND 3?
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  • BECAUSE IN CHARGE OF SCHEDULING YODA WAS.
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  • [ LAUGHTER ]
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  • OKAY.
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  • ONE MORE.
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  • ONE MORE.
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  • LORD OF THE RINGS OR CHRONICLES OF NARNIA ?
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  • [ LAUGHTER ]
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  • HOW MANY OF YOU WOULD SAVE LORD OF THE RINGS ?
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  • [ APPLAUSE ]
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  • HOW MANY OF YOU WOULD SAVE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA ?
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  • [ LOUDER APPLAUSE ]
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  • OKAY.
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  • ASLAND IS ON THE MOVE.
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  • ASLAND IS THE MOVE.
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  • YOU SAY BEN, WHY DID YOU PLAY THAT WITH THIS?
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  • FIRST OF ALL, BECAUSE I'M CURIOUS, AND SECOND OF
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  • ALL, BECAUSE I'M SO GLAD THAT IN REAL LIFE I'M NOT
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  • FACED WITH THAT DECISION BETWEEN HAVING TO SAVE
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  • ALFRED OR YODA.
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  • I'M SO GLAD I DON'T HAVE TO CHOOSE BETWEEN SAVING
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  • FRODO OR ASLAND.
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  • I'M SO GLAD I DON'T HAVE TO CHOOSE BETWEEN SAVING
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  • STAR WARS OR STAR TREK, BUT IN REAL LIFE JESUS IN
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  • THE GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE WAS FACED WITH THE SAVE
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  • OR KILL DECISION.
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  • IT WAS EITHER SAVE ME AND KILL MY FOLLOWERS OR KILL
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  • ME AND SAVE MY FOLLOWERS.
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  • HE WAS FACED WITH THE REAL LIFE DECISION, AND
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  • JESUS THERE IN THE GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE, HE SAID
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  • NOT MINE BUT THY WILL BE DONE.
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  • AND WHEN JUDAS PLANTED THE KISS OF DEATH ON
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  • JESUS, HAVE YOU EVER HEARD THE PHRASE IN
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  • FIGHTING KISS OF DEATH, LIKE A COUP DE GRACE WHEN
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  • YOU PUNCH SOMEBODY?
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  • YOU'RE LIKE BEN, YOU DON'T PUNCH LIKE
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  • A FIGHTER.
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  • THAT'S TRUE.
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  • I CAN'T EVEN BENCH PRESS THE BAR SO I DON'T BOTHER
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  • GETTING IN FIGHTS.
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  • [ LAUGHTER ]
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  • BUT WHEN SOMEBODY PUNCHES SOMEBODY IN K.O.'S THEM
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  • IT'S CALLED THE KISS OF DEATH.
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  • THAT PHRASE KISS OF DEATH COMES FROM ORIGINATES TO
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  • AND TRACES ITS GENESIS BACK TO THE GARDEN OF
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  • GETHSEMANE WHERE JUDAS PLANTED THE KISS OF DEATH
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  • ON JESUS, AND WHEN JUDAS PLANTED THE KISS OF
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  • DEATH ON JESUS, JESUS SAID SAVE MY FOLLOWERS,
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  • LET THEM GO AND TAKE ME.
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  • HE COULD HAVE BARGAINED.
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  • HE COULD HAVE RANSOMED.
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  • HE COULD HAVE SAID TAKE THEM, TAKE MY FOLLOWERS
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  • AND LET ME GO FREE, AND I WON'T TEACH THE THINGS
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  • I'VE BEEN SHARING ANYMORE.
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  • I WON'T HERALD THE GOOD NEWS I'VE BEEN
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  • PROCLAIMING ANY LONGER.
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  • BUT INSTEAD JESUS SAID, I GIVE MY LIFE AS A RANSOM
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  • FOR MANY, AND HE SAID - I LOVE THIS.
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  • I TALKED ABOUT THIS RECENTLY.
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  • HE SAID, I COULD CALL DOWN 12 LEGIONS OF ANGELS
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  • TO WIPE OUT THIS ROMAN LYNCH MOB THAT'S COMING
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  • TO DESTROY ME.
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  • I COULD KILL ALL THESE ROMANS AND SAVE MYSELF.
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  • DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH 12 LEGIONS ARE BY THE WAY?
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  • LISTEN, HOW MUCH IS A LEGION IN THE FIRST
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  • CENTURY ROMAN MILITARY?
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  • WE'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT IT.
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  • HOW MANY SOLDIERS IN THE FIRST CENTURY WAS IN A
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  • ROMAN MILITARY UNIT CALLED A LEGION?
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  • HOW MANY SOLDIERS?
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  • 6.000.
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  • TWELVE LEGIONS EQUALS HOW MANY ANGELS?
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  • COME ON, YOU MATHEMATICIANS.
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  • WHAT IS 6 TIMES 12.000?
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  • I'M ASKING BECAUSE I DON'T KNOW EITHER.
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  • NO, JOKING.
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  • 72.000 ANGELS.
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  • NOW, IN ISAIAH THERE WAS ONE ANGEL THAT HAD WIPED
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  • OUT IN THE STORY 185.000 ASSYRIANS IN ONE NIGHT.
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  • SO IF ONE ANGEL CAN WIPE OUT 185.000 ASSYRIANS,
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  • THINK WHAT 72.000 OF THOSE ANGELS WHO COULD
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  • KILL 185.000 SOLDIERS IN ONE NIGHT COULD DO.
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  • BASICALLY CHUCK NORRIS DOESN'T HAVE ANYTHING ON
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  • THEM, I'M JUST SAYING.
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  • BUT HERE'S A POWERFUL FORCE THAT JESUS COULD
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  • HAVE SUMMONED.
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  • THE REAL VICTORY IS NOT IN HOW MUCH POWER YOU
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  • CAN SUMMON.
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  • REAL VICTORY IS WHEN YOU CAN SUMMON POWER BUT YOU
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  • LOVE YOUR ENEMIES INSTEAD.
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  • THAT'S WHERE THE POWER IS.
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  • AND JESUS SAID, SAVE THEM.
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  • AND I'M GOING TO EVEN SAVE YOU, ROMANS.
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  • YOU JUST KILL ME INSTEAD.
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  • NOW, LISTEN.
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  • WHEN JESUS WAS FACED WITH A SAVE OR KILL DECISION,
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  • SAVE THEM, KILL ME.
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  • PAUL PIGGY BACKS ON THAT NOTION AND THEOLOGICAL
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  • IDEAL WHEN IN ROMANS 8: 32 HE SAYS, IF GOD DID
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  • NOT SPARE HIS ONLY SON BUT FREELY GAVE HIM UP
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  • FOR US ALL, WILL HE NOT ALSO WITH HIM GIVE US
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  • ALL THINGS?
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  • WHAT A TEXT!
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  • PAUL SAYS, IF GOD DID NOT SPARE HIS ONLY SON BUT
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  • GAVE HIM UP FOR US ALL, WILL GOD NOT ONLY ALSO
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  • WITH JESUS FREELY GIVE US EVERYTHING ELSE?
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  • JESUS SAID, SEEK FIRST THE KINGDOM OF GOD AND
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  • HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS.
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  • ALL THESE THINGS WILL BE ADDED TO YOU.
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  • THE BIBLE SAYS THAT WE HAVE EVERYTHING WE NEED
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  • FOR LIFE AND FOR GODLINESS.
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  • PAUL SAYS THAT IF GOD FREELY GIVES JESUS, WON'T
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  • HE GIVE US EVERYTHING ELSE?
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  • LISTEN, IF I GAVE YOU A DIAMOND RING AND THEN THE
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  • NEXT DAY YOU SAW ME EATING DORITOS WHICH I'M
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  • ADDICTED TO RIGHT NOW, AND IT'S NOT GOOD.
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  • [ LAUGHTER ]
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  • I'VE BEEN EATING TRASH PARTLY BECAUSE I LIVE ON
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  • THE ROAD SO MUCH RIGHT NOW, LIKE I JUST EAT
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  • TRASH -I'VE BEEN EATING TACO BELL LIKE SOMETIMES
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  • TWICE A DAY.
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  • IT'S A PROBLEM.
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  • IT'S A PROBLEM.
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  • BUT IF YOU SEE ME EATING MY DORITOS, AND I NEED TO
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  • STOP GETTING DORITOS TO BE HONEST WITH YOU, AND
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  • THE DAY AFTER I GIVE YOU A DIAMOND RING YOU'RE
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  • LIKE -YOU DON'T EVEN WANT TO ASK ME FOR DORITOS
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  • BECAUSE YOU DON'T THINK YOU'RE GOING TO RECEIVE.
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  • YOU'RE LIKE YEAH, HE'S JUST STINGY.
  • 00:10:23.060 --> 00:10:25.040
  • I DON'T THINK HE'S GOING TO GIVE ME DORITOS.
  • 00:10:25.070 --> 00:10:26.220
  • I'M NOT EVEN GOING TO BOTHER ASKING BECAUSE I
  • 00:10:26.250 --> 00:10:28.100
  • PROBABLY WON'T GET IT.
  • 00:10:28.130 --> 00:10:30.060
  • I WOULD BE OFFENDED.
  • 00:10:30.090 --> 00:10:32.210
  • I'D SAY, I JUST GAVE YOU A DIAMOND RING.
  • 00:10:32.240 --> 00:10:34.290
  • IF I FREELY GAVE YOU THIS DIAMOND RING, WHY NOT
  • 00:10:35.020 --> 00:10:36.280
  • ALSO WITH IT FREELY GIVE YOU ALL MY DORITOS?
  • 00:10:37.010 --> 00:10:40.050
  • [ LAUGHTER ]
  • 00:10:40.080 --> 00:10:43.000
  • PAUL IS SAYING, EVERYTHING ELSE IS
  • 00:10:43.030 --> 00:10:45.050
  • DORITOS IN COMPARISON.
  • 00:10:45.080 --> 00:10:46.220
  • IT'S DORITOS IN GREEK.
  • 00:10:46.250 --> 00:10:48.040
  • I'M JOKING.
  • 00:10:48.070 --> 00:10:49.170
  • WOW, THAT WENT TERRIBLE.
  • 00:10:49.200 --> 00:10:50.260
  • [ LAUGHTER ]
  • 00:10:50.290 --> 00:10:52.090
  • GOODNESS.
  • 00:10:52.120 --> 00:10:53.280
  • YOU'RE LIKE THE FROZEN CHOSEN TODAY.
  • 00:10:54.010 --> 00:10:55.090
  • YOU'RE LIKE NO, BEN.
  • 00:10:55.120 --> 00:10:57.080
  • YOUR JOKES ARE JUST AWFUL. ANY WAYS,
  • 00:10:57.110 --> 00:10:58.270
  • EVERYTHING ELSE THAT WE NEED FOR LIFE OR
  • 00:10:59.000 --> 00:11:01.020
  • GODLINESS IT'S NOTHING IN COMPARISON TO THE PEARL
  • 00:11:01.050 --> 00:11:03.180
  • OF GREAT PRICE WHICH IS THE GOOD NEWS OF JESUS.
  • 00:11:03.210 --> 00:11:05.210
  • AND SO WHATEVER YOU'RE GOING THROUGH TODAY,
  • 00:11:05.240 --> 00:11:07.210
  • WHATEVER YOU'RE IN NEED OF TODAY TO FIND HOPE,
  • 00:11:07.240 --> 00:11:09.270
  • GOD WILL GIVE THAT TO YOU.
  • 00:11:10.000 --> 00:11:12.200
  • GOD WILL GIVE YOU HIS PRESENCE.
  • 00:11:12.230 --> 00:11:14.190
  • GOD WILL GIVE YOU HIS PROMISES.
  • 00:11:14.220 --> 00:11:17.080
  • GOD WILL GIVE YOU EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR
  • 00:11:17.110 --> 00:11:19.150
  • LIFE AND FOR GODLINESS.
  • 00:11:19.180 --> 00:11:21.140
  • IF JESUS SAID, SAVE THEM, KILL ME, WILL HE NOT ALSO
  • 00:11:21.170 --> 00:11:23.220
  • WITH HIM FREELY GIVE US ALL THINGS, THE FATHER?
  • 00:11:23.250 --> 00:11:26.120
  • SO MY HEART FOR YOU IS THAT IF YOU'RE GOING
  • 00:11:26.150 --> 00:11:29.020
  • THROUGH HARD TIMES TODAY, AND SOME OF YOU ARE, SOME
  • 00:11:29.050 --> 00:11:31.230
  • OF YOU ARE DEALING WITH HEARTBREAK FROM
  • 00:11:31.260 --> 00:11:33.280
  • A RELATIONSHIP.
  • 00:11:34.010 --> 00:11:35.220
  • SOME OF YOU ARE DEALING WITH
  • 00:11:35.250 --> 00:11:37.140
  • FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES.
  • 00:11:37.170 --> 00:11:39.220
  • SOME OF YOU ARE DEALING WITH PHYSICAL SICKNESSES
  • 00:11:39.250 --> 00:11:41.210
  • AND AILMENTS.
  • 00:11:41.240 --> 00:11:43.180
  • SOME OF YOU ARE DEALING WITH PROBLEMS IN THE HOME.
  • 00:11:43.210 --> 00:11:45.220
  • SOME OF YOU SMILE TODAY CROWDS BUT YOU CRY WHEN
  • 00:11:45.250 --> 00:11:47.180
  • YOU'RE BY YOURSELF.
  • 00:11:47.210 --> 00:11:49.100
  • SOME OF YOU ARE SO DEPRESSED YOU CAN'T EVEN
  • 00:11:49.130 --> 00:11:50.290
  • CONJURE UP TEARS BECAUSE TEARS ARE CATHARTIC AND
  • 00:11:51.020 --> 00:11:52.180
  • YOU DON'T HAVE ANY THERAPEUTIC OUTLET.
  • 00:11:52.210 --> 00:11:54.130
  • SOME OF YOU ARE GOING THROUGH
  • 00:11:54.160 --> 00:11:56.260
  • PSYCHOLOGICAL DYSTHYMIA.
  • 00:11:56.290 --> 00:11:58.200
  • SOME OF YOU ARE GOING THROUGH HYPERTHYMIA AND
  • 00:11:58.230 --> 00:12:00.180
  • YOU'RE AT A PLACE WHERE YOU CAN'T FIND SANITY.
  • 00:12:00.210 --> 00:12:03.120
  • YOU CAN'T FIND A SOUND MIND THAT GOD PROMISES.
  • 00:12:03.150 --> 00:12:05.200
  • WHAT I WANT TO TELL YOU TODAY IS THAT WHATEVER
  • 00:12:05.230 --> 00:12:09.100
  • FIRE YOU'RE GOING THROUGH, KNOW THIS THAT
  • 00:12:09.130 --> 00:12:11.250
  • GOD LOVES YOU.
  • 00:12:11.280 --> 00:12:13.210
  • LET YOURSELF BE LOVED ON BY GOD.
  • 00:12:13.240 --> 00:12:16.010
  • KNOW THIS, THAT GOD WILL ANSWER YOUR PRAYERS.
  • 00:12:16.040 --> 00:12:18.180
  • IF HE GAVE YOU THE PEARL OF GREAT PRICE, WILL HE
  • 00:12:18.210 --> 00:12:20.280
  • NOT ALSO HEAR YOU WHEN YOU CRY OUT TO HIM?
  • 00:12:21.010 --> 00:12:22.160
  • GOD LISTENS.
  • 00:12:22.190 --> 00:12:25.100
  • HE'S TAPPED INTO SOULS LIKE THE FBI IS TAPPED
  • 00:12:25.130 --> 00:12:28.240
  • INTO PHONES.
  • 00:12:28.270 --> 00:12:30.090
  • HE'S LISTENING!
  • 00:12:30.120 --> 00:12:31.280
  • [ LAUGHTER ]
  • 00:12:32.010 --> 00:12:34.160
  • GOD ANSWERS KNEE MAIL.
  • 00:12:34.190 --> 00:12:36.260
  • I HATE E-MAIL.
  • 00:12:36.290 --> 00:12:38.130
  • I DON'T LIKE E-MAIL.
  • 00:12:38.160 --> 00:12:39.290
  • I THINK E-MAIL IS GOING TO DIE IN THE NEXT
  • 00:12:40.020 --> 00:12:41.150
  • TEN YEARS.
  • 00:12:41.180 --> 00:12:42.260
  • IT'S JUST GOING TO ALL GO TO DIRECT MESSAGING.
  • 00:12:42.290 --> 00:12:44.110
  • THAT'S MY THEORY, BUT I DON'T KNOW.
  • 00:12:44.140 --> 00:12:45.230
  • I'M USUALLY WRONG ABOUT THIS STUFF.
  • 00:12:45.260 --> 00:12:47.240
  • I'M NOT VERY GOOD WITH E-MAIL, BUT YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:12:47.270 --> 00:12:49.180
  • GOD IS REALLY GOOD WITH KNEE MAIL.
  • 00:12:49.210 --> 00:12:51.240
  • YOU SHOOT UP FROM KNEE MAIL TO GOD.
  • 00:12:51.270 --> 00:12:53.170
  • YOU BEND YOUR KNEE AND PRAYER, AND HE WILL
  • 00:12:53.200 --> 00:12:54.200
  • ANSWER YOU.
  • 00:12:54.230 --> 00:12:56.180
  • [ APPLAUSE ]
  • 00:12:56.210 --> 00:12:58.120
  • HE'S GOOD.
  • 00:12:58.150 --> 00:12:59.220
  • SOME OF YOU ARE LIKE BEN, I'M IN A FIERY TRIAL
  • 00:12:59.250 --> 00:13:01.170
  • TODAY BECAUSE MY STAR SIGN -I'M A PISCES.
  • 00:13:01.200 --> 00:13:03.130
  • LISTEN, WHY WOULD YOU WORRY ABOUT YOUR STAR
  • 00:13:03.160 --> 00:13:09.160
  • SIGN WHEN YOU CAN TALK TO THE CREATOR OF THE
  • 00:13:09.190 --> 00:13:11.280
  • STARS THEMSELVES?
  • 00:13:12.010 --> 00:13:13.200
  • [ APPLAUSE ]
  • 00:13:13.230 --> 00:13:15.070
  • DO YOU KNOW WHAT AMOS SAID?
  • 00:13:15.100 --> 00:13:17.030
  • AMOS DIRECTLY ADDRESSED THIS.
  • 00:13:17.060 --> 00:13:19.250
  • HE SAID, SEEK HIM WHO MADE THE SEVEN STARS
  • 00:13:19.280 --> 00:13:21.100
  • AND ORION.
  • 00:13:21.130 --> 00:13:22.270
  • THAT'S ACTUALLY A BIBLE VERSE.
  • 00:13:23.000 --> 00:13:24.270
  • SEEK HIM WHO MADE THE SEVEN STARS AND ORION.
  • 00:13:25.000 --> 00:13:27.080
  • WHY WISH UPON A FALLING STAR WHEN YOU CAN TALK TO
  • 00:13:27.110 --> 00:13:29.030
  • THE GOD WHO CREATED IT?
  • 00:13:29.060 --> 00:13:30.220
  • GOD IS LISTENING, AND THE THING IS LIKE A LOT OF
  • 00:13:30.250 --> 00:13:34.220
  • TIMES WE'RE LIKE, MAN, BEN -I HEAR THIS
  • 00:13:34.250 --> 00:13:36.280
  • ALL THE TIME.
  • 00:13:37.010 --> 00:13:38.220
  • PEOPLE ASK ME THIS ALL THE TIME.
  • 00:13:38.250 --> 00:13:41.000
  • I FEEL SO FAR AWAY FROM GOD.
  • 00:13:41.030 --> 00:13:42.120
  • HOW DO I GET CLOSER TO GOD?
  • 00:13:42.150 --> 00:13:44.000
  • YOU CAN'T GET ANY CLOSER TO GOD.
  • 00:13:44.030 --> 00:13:46.050
  • HOW CAN YOU GET ANY CLOSER TO GOD WHEN THE
  • 00:13:46.080 --> 00:13:48.030
  • BIBLE SAYS YOU'RE THE TEMPLE OF THE HOLY
  • 00:13:48.060 --> 00:13:50.030
  • SPIRIT, AND THE SPIRIT IS INSIDE OF YOU?
  • 00:13:50.060 --> 00:13:52.210
  • IT DOESN'T GET ANY CLOSER THAN THAT.
  • 00:13:52.240 --> 00:13:55.240
  • IT DOESN'T GET ANY CLOSER THAN THE SPIRIT BEING
  • 00:13:55.270 --> 00:13:57.230
  • INSIDE OF YOU, SO TO DRAW NIGH TO GOD, HE DRAWS
  • 00:13:57.260 --> 00:14:00.110
  • NIGH TO YOU AS JAMES SAYS IS JUST METANOIA WHICH IS
  • 00:14:00.140 --> 00:14:03.090
  • REPENTANCE WHICH MEANS TO CHANGE THE WAY YOU THINK,
  • 00:14:03.120 --> 00:14:04.290
  • THAT EVERYTHING THE FATHER HAS, LUKE 15, IS
  • 00:14:05.020 --> 00:14:06.180
  • ALREADY YOURS.
  • 00:14:06.210 --> 00:14:08.290
  • JUST REALIZE WITH AN AWARENESS OF THERENESS
  • 00:14:09.020 --> 00:14:11.080
  • THAT HE'S HERE, NEAR AND DEAR, AND EMBRACE THE
  • 00:14:11.110 --> 00:14:13.220
  • GRACE THAT'S ALREADY HERE.
  • 00:14:13.250 --> 00:14:15.230
  • SO MY HEART FOR YOU IS THAT YOU WOULD ALREADY
  • 00:14:15.260 --> 00:14:18.080
  • UNDERSTAND THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD IS INSIDE YOU.
  • 00:14:18.110 --> 00:14:21.170
  • YOU HAVE AN UNCONQUERABLE SOUL INSIDE YOU BECAUSE
  • 00:14:21.200 --> 00:14:23.190
  • OF THE SPIRIT WHICH HAS ACTIVATED IT.
  • 00:14:23.220 --> 00:14:26.260
  • AND MY HEART FOR YOU IS THAT IF YOU'RE GOING
  • 00:14:26.290 --> 00:14:29.060
  • THROUGH FIERY TRIALS TODAY REMEMBER, WE
  • 00:14:29.090 --> 00:14:32.290
  • SURVIVE BECAUSE THE FIRE INSIDE US BURNS BRIGHTER
  • 00:14:33.020 --> 00:14:38.120
  • THAN THE FIRE AROUND US.
  • 00:14:38.150 --> 00:14:40.280
  • THE BIBLE SAYS OUR GOD IS A CONSUMING FIRE.
  • 00:14:41.010 --> 00:14:45.150
  • THE BIBLE SAYS THE LORD YOUR GOD IS A SUN LIKE
  • 00:14:45.180 --> 00:14:47.250
  • THE G2 DWARF, THE ENGINE OF LIGHT FOR OUR
  • 00:14:47.280 --> 00:14:50.290
  • SOLAR SYSTEM.
  • 00:14:51.020 --> 00:14:52.210
  • THE LORD YOUR GOD IS A SUN.
  • 00:14:52.240 --> 00:14:54.130
  • YOU HAVE A SUNRISE INSIDE YOU.
  • 00:14:54.160 --> 00:14:56.190
  • YOU HAVE THE CONSUMING FIRE INSIDE YOU BY FAITH.
  • 00:14:56.220 --> 00:14:58.160
  • AND WE SURVIVE BECAUSE THE FIRE INSIDE US BURNS
  • 00:14:58.190 --> 00:15:01.290
  • BRIGHTER THAN THE FIRE AROUND US.
  • 00:15:02.020 --> 00:15:04.120
  • AND EVEN IF YOU'RE GOING THROUGH STORMS OF WATER
  • 00:15:04.150 --> 00:15:07.010
  • AND TRIALS OF FIRE, REMEMBER, THE ONLY THING
  • 00:15:07.040 --> 00:15:09.080
  • THE FIRE WILL BURN WHEN YOU WALK WITH GOD IS THE
  • 00:15:09.110 --> 00:15:12.130
  • BONDS AROUND YOUR WRISTS LIKE SHADRACH, MESHACH
  • 00:15:12.160 --> 00:15:16.070
  • AND ABEDNEGO WHEN THEY WERE THROWN INTO THE
  • 00:15:16.100 --> 00:15:19.020
  • FURNACE WHICH WAS HEATED SEVEN TIMES HOTTER
  • 00:15:19.050 --> 00:15:20.210
  • THAN USUAL.
  • 00:15:20.240 --> 00:15:22.210
  • ALL IT DID WAS BURN THE BONDS AROUND
  • 00:15:22.240 --> 00:15:24.040
  • THEIR WRISTS.
  • 00:15:24.070 --> 00:15:26.100
  • IT DIDN'T SINGE A HAIR ON THEIR BODIES.
  • 00:15:26.130 --> 00:15:28.060
  • IF YOU'RE GOING THROUGH STORMS OF WATER, REMEMBER
  • 00:15:28.090 --> 00:15:29.240
  • THE STORM CANNOT TAKE YOU WHERE GOD CANNOT
  • 00:15:29.270 --> 00:15:31.080
  • KEEP YOU.
  • 00:15:31.110 --> 00:15:34.120
  • AND JESUS NEVER SAID IT CAME TO STAY.
  • 00:15:34.150 --> 00:15:38.100
  • THE BIBLE SAYS IT CAME TO PASS, AND THEY PASSED
  • 00:15:38.130 --> 00:15:42.030
  • OVER THE OTHER SIDE.
  • 00:15:42.060 --> 00:15:43.280
  • WHAT I'M TRYING TO TELL YOU TODAY IS THAT IF GOD
  • 00:15:44.010 --> 00:15:46.150
  • GAVE YOU JESUS, HE WILL FREELY GIVE YOU
  • 00:15:46.180 --> 00:15:47.280
  • EVERYTHING ELSE, ROMANS 8: 32.
  • 00:15:48.010 --> 00:15:49.210
  • WRONG WILL BE WORSTED.
  • 00:15:49.240 --> 00:15:51.210
  • RIGHT WILL TRIUMPH.
  • 00:15:51.240 --> 00:15:53.130
  • WE ARE BAFFLED TO FIGHT BETTER.
  • 00:15:53.160 --> 00:15:54.230
  • WE SLEEP TO WAKE.
  • 00:15:54.260 --> 00:15:56.030
  • WE FALL TO RISE.
  • 00:15:56.060 --> 00:15:57.250
  • WE MIGHT HAVE HELL AROUND US, BUT THE KINGDOM OF
  • 00:15:57.280 --> 00:15:59.170
  • HEAVEN, JESUS SAYS, IS INSIDE OF US.
  • 00:15:59.200 --> 00:16:01.270
  • WE MIGHT BEAR A CROSS TODAY, BUT WE WILL WEAR A
  • 00:16:02.000 --> 00:16:04.170
  • CROWN TOMORROW.
  • 00:16:04.200 --> 00:16:06.170
  • WE ARE THE PEOPLE THAT HAVE BEEN THROUGH HELL
  • 00:16:06.200 --> 00:16:09.090
  • AND WALK OUT OF THE FLAMES CARRYING BUCKETS
  • 00:16:09.120 --> 00:16:12.000
  • OF WATER FOR THOSE STILL CONSUMED BY THE FIRE.
  • 00:16:12.030 --> 00:16:15.010
  • OKAY.
  • 00:16:15.040 --> 00:16:17.010
  • I'M PREACHING BETTER THAN YOU'RE LISTENING.
  • 00:16:17.040 --> 00:16:18.240
  • WOULD SOMEBODY SAY AMEN?
  • 00:16:18.270 --> 00:16:19.260
  • [ APPLAUSE ]
  • 00:16:19.290 --> 00:16:22.030
  • I'M JOKING ABOUT THAT LAST PART, BUT IT'S TRUE.
  • 00:16:22.060 --> 00:16:23.180
  • I ACTUALLY POSTED THIS.
  • 00:16:23.210 --> 00:16:25.080
  • THIS IS SO FUNNY.
  • 00:16:25.110 --> 00:16:26.180
  • I POSTED THIS QUOTE ON INSTAGRAM LIKE YESTERDAY
  • 00:16:26.210 --> 00:16:28.110
  • OR TWO DAYS AGO OR SOMETHING, WE ARE THE
  • 00:16:28.140 --> 00:16:31.000
  • PEOPLE THAT HAVE BEEN THROUGH HELL AND WALK OUT
  • 00:16:31.030 --> 00:16:33.030
  • OF THE FLAMES CARRYING BUCKETS OF WATER FOR
  • 00:16:33.060 --> 00:16:34.260
  • THOSE STILL CONSUMED BY THE FIRE.
  • 00:16:34.290 --> 00:16:36.200
  • AND SOMEBODY COMMENTED, NO WONDER MY BACK
  • 00:16:36.230 --> 00:16:38.230
  • IS ACHING!
  • 00:16:38.260 --> 00:16:40.200
  • [ LAUGHTER ]
  • 00:16:40.230 --> 00:16:42.180
  • IT'S FROM CARRYING ALL THOSE BUCKETS OF WATER.
  • 00:16:42.210 --> 00:16:44.170
  • [ LAUGHTER ]
  • 00:16:44.200 --> 00:16:46.160
  • I HOPE WE GET BACKACHES BECAUSE WE'RE CARRYING SO
  • 00:16:46.190 --> 00:16:48.160
  • MANY BUCKETS OF WATER FOR THOSE WHO ARE CONSUMED
  • 00:16:48.190 --> 00:16:50.140
  • BY THE FIRE.
  • 00:16:50.170 --> 00:16:52.180
  • AND I KNOW YOU MIGHT BE IN A STORM TODAY, BUT
  • 00:16:52.210 --> 00:16:54.160
  • ISN'T IT INTERESTING, ISN'T IT INTERESTING HOW
  • 00:16:54.190 --> 00:16:56.210
  • WHEN JESUS AND HIS DISCIPLES WERE IN A STORM
  • 00:16:56.240 --> 00:16:59.040
  • JESUS WAS SLEEPING, BUT HERE'S WHAT'S INTERESTING
  • 00:16:59.070 --> 00:17:01.070
  • ABOUT THE STORY TO ME RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:17:01.100 --> 00:17:03.120
  • HAVE YOU EVER NOTICED HOW IN THIS STORY WHERE JESUS
  • 00:17:03.150 --> 00:17:05.110
  • WAS IN A BOAT SLEEPING DURING A STORM THE WIND
  • 00:17:05.140 --> 00:17:07.210
  • AND THE WAVES COULD NOT WAKE JESUS?
  • 00:17:07.240 --> 00:17:10.150
  • THE WIND AND THE WAVES COULD NOT WAKE JESUS.
  • 00:17:10.180 --> 00:17:13.180
  • WHAT WOKE JESUS UP?
  • 00:17:13.210 --> 00:17:15.110
  • THE CRY OF HUMAN NEED.
  • 00:17:15.140 --> 00:17:17.030
  • WHEN PETER -THE DISCIPLES SAID, MASTER, DO YOU NOT
  • 00:17:17.060 --> 00:17:20.070
  • CARE THAT WE PERISH?
  • 00:17:20.100 --> 00:17:22.070
  • THE WIND AND THE WAVES DON'T DISTURB THE LORD.
  • 00:17:22.100 --> 00:17:25.270
  • THEY DON'T SURPRISE THE LORD.
  • 00:17:26.000 --> 00:17:27.200
  • THEY DON'T WAKE THE LORD FROM HIS REST.
  • 00:17:27.230 --> 00:17:30.050
  • THE WIND AND THE WAVES THEY CAN'T WAKE JESUS.
  • 00:17:30.080 --> 00:17:34.080
  • ONLY THE CRY OF HUMAN NEED CAN DO THAT.
  • 00:17:34.110 --> 00:17:36.210
  • ISN'T THAT BEAUTIFUL?
  • 00:17:36.240 --> 00:17:38.200
  • THE WIND AND THE WAVES COULD NOT WAKE JESUS,
  • 00:17:38.230 --> 00:17:41.140
  • BUT THE CRY OF HUMAN NEED COULD.
  • 00:17:41.170 --> 00:17:44.000
  • AND I THINK IT'S FASCINATING HOW SOMETIMES
  • 00:17:44.030 --> 00:17:47.110
  • WE GET AFRAID IN OUR STORM, AND THE HAIRS ON
  • 00:17:47.140 --> 00:17:52.290
  • OUR NECK START RISING BECAUSE WE'RE SO SCARED
  • 00:17:53.020 --> 00:17:55.260
  • THE HAIRS ON OUR NECK RISE, BUT WHENEVER THE
  • 00:17:55.290 --> 00:17:58.130
  • HAIRS ON YOUR NECK RISE THEY'RE JUST GIVING GOD A
  • 00:17:58.160 --> 00:18:00.080
  • STANDING OVATION.
  • 00:18:00.110 --> 00:18:02.180
  • [ LAUGHTER ]
  • 00:18:02.210 --> 00:18:05.050
  • BECAUSE YOU WATCH WHAT GOD'S ABOUT TO DO IN
  • 00:18:05.080 --> 00:18:07.050
  • YOUR STORM.
  • 00:18:07.080 --> 00:18:08.270
  • JUST LIKE STEVEN.
  • 00:18:09.000 --> 00:18:11.030
  • REMEMBER HOW THE LORD IS ALWAYS LIKE SLEEPING AND
  • 00:18:11.060 --> 00:18:12.240
  • RESTING IN OUR STORMS.
  • 00:18:12.270 --> 00:18:14.220
  • HE'S SO CONFIDENT YOU'RE GOING TO GET TO THE
  • 00:18:14.250 --> 00:18:16.060
  • OTHER SIDE.
  • 00:18:16.090 --> 00:18:18.060
  • HERE'S STEVEN WHO'S GETTING ROCKS THROWN AT
  • 00:18:18.090 --> 00:18:20.170
  • HIM AND HE'S DYING, AND THE BIBLE SAYS JESUS
  • 00:18:20.200 --> 00:18:23.030
  • STOOD AT THE RIGHT HAND OF THE THRONE OF GOD.
  • 00:18:23.060 --> 00:18:24.200
  • JESUS NEVER STANDS IN HEAVEN AT THE RIGHT HAND
  • 00:18:24.230 --> 00:18:26.080
  • OF THE THRONE OF GOD.
  • 00:18:26.110 --> 00:18:27.260
  • HE'S ALWAYS SEATED, BUT WHY WHEN STEVEN WAS
  • 00:18:27.290 --> 00:18:29.160
  • GETTING ROCKS THROWN AT HIM DID HE STAND?
  • 00:18:29.190 --> 00:18:31.070
  • BECAUSE HE WAS GIVING STEVEN A STANDING OVATION.
  • 00:18:31.100 --> 00:18:34.090
  • LIKE I CAN'T WAIT, I CAN'T WAIT TO ENTER YOU
  • 00:18:34.120 --> 00:18:36.110
  • INTO THE KINGDOM.
  • 00:18:36.140 --> 00:18:37.260
  • I JUST GOT TO GIVE YOU A STANDING O RIGHT NOW, STEVEN.
  • 00:18:37.290 --> 00:18:39.190
  • COME INTO THE JOY OF THE LORD.
  • 00:18:39.220 --> 00:18:42.010
  • I'M NOT GOING TO SAY MEDIUM RARE.
  • 00:18:42.040 --> 00:18:44.010
  • I'M GOING TO SAY WELL DONE.
  • 00:18:44.040 --> 00:18:46.230
  • [ LAUGHTER ]
  • 00:18:46.260 --> 00:18:48.050
  • AND SO TOO THE HAIRS ON YOUR NECK WHEN THEY RISE
  • 00:18:48.080 --> 00:18:49.250
  • IN FEAR, THEY GIVE GOD A STANDING OVATION BECAUSE
  • 00:18:49.280 --> 00:18:51.250
  • GOD'S FAITHFULNESS IS MANIFESTED IN SITUATIONS
  • 00:18:51.280 --> 00:18:54.000
  • THAT ARE MOST SCARY.
  • 00:18:54.030 --> 00:18:56.020
  • LET ME TALK FROM MY HEART ABOUT THIS.
  • 00:18:56.050 --> 00:18:57.270
  • LISTEN, THE REASON I'M REALLY PASSIONATE ABOUT
  • 00:18:58.000 --> 00:19:00.160
  • THIS MESSAGE, AND I REALLY HAVE DONE LIKE
  • 00:19:00.190 --> 00:19:02.200
  • SOME SOUL CHECKING RECENTLY ABOUT THIS AND
  • 00:19:02.230 --> 00:19:05.110
  • IT HIT ME.
  • 00:19:05.140 --> 00:19:07.070
  • I WAS TEACHING IN SANTA BARBARA A COUPLE DAYS
  • 00:19:07.100 --> 00:19:09.110
  • AGO, AND I SAID THIS TO THE GROUP AND I WASN'T
  • 00:19:09.140 --> 00:19:11.030
  • PLANNING ON SHARING IT BUT I WANT TO SHARE IT
  • 00:19:11.060 --> 00:19:13.150
  • WITH YOU, LIKE IT KIND OF HIT ME.
  • 00:19:13.180 --> 00:19:16.010
  • WHEN I WENT THROUGH TEN YEARS OF CHRONIC
  • 00:19:16.040 --> 00:19:18.010
  • DEPRESSION AND I STARED AT WALLS AND JUST
  • 00:19:18.040 --> 00:19:21.050
  • THOUGHT, TEN YEARS JUST IN DESPAIR, AND PRIVATELY
  • 00:19:21.080 --> 00:19:26.180
  • JUST REALLY HURTING AND CONFUSED AND SAD, I
  • 00:19:26.210 --> 00:19:29.240
  • REMEMBER LIKE THE REASON WHY -ONE OF MY BEST
  • 00:19:29.270 --> 00:19:34.170
  • FRIENDS HE ASKED ME THE OTHER DAY, HE SAID, WHY
  • 00:19:34.200 --> 00:19:37.030
  • WERE YOU DEPRESSED?
  • 00:19:37.060 --> 00:19:39.120
  • AND LIKE NOW THAT I'M IN SUCH A PLACE OF JEHOVAH
  • 00:19:39.150 --> 00:19:42.050
  • RAPHA, LIKE JUST BEING THE GOD WHO HEALS AND
  • 00:19:42.080 --> 00:19:44.060
  • JUST FINDING SO MUCH JOY IN THE LORD THAT WHEN
  • 00:19:44.090 --> 00:19:47.010
  • JESUS SAID I GIVE YOU A JOY THAT NO MAN CAN TAKE
  • 00:19:47.040 --> 00:19:49.160
  • FROM YOU, I FOUND THAT THE WORLD CAN'T TAKE FROM
  • 00:19:49.190 --> 00:19:52.020
  • YOU WHAT IT NEVER GAVE TO YOU, AND THE WORLD NEVER
  • 00:19:52.050 --> 00:19:54.090
  • GAVE ME MY HOPE.
  • 00:19:54.120 --> 00:19:56.060
  • GOD GAVE ME MY HOPE, SO NOBODY CAN TAKE IT FROM
  • 00:19:56.090 --> 00:19:58.170
  • ME EXCEPT FOR GOD, AND HIS GIFTS AND CALLINGS
  • 00:19:58.200 --> 00:20:00.220
  • ARE WITHOUT REPENTANCE.
  • 00:20:00.250 --> 00:20:02.280
  • YOU CAN GET YOUR LICENSE REVOKED.
  • 00:20:03.010 --> 00:20:04.240
  • YOU CAN GET GYM MEMBERSHIP TAKEN WAY.
  • 00:20:04.270 --> 00:20:06.110
  • YOU CAN GET A RELATIONSHIP TAKEN AWAY,
  • 00:20:06.140 --> 00:20:08.000
  • BUT NO ONE CAN TAKE THE HOPE OF GOD FROM YOU.
  • 00:20:08.030 --> 00:20:10.070
  • HIS GIFTS AND CALLINGS ARE WITHOUT REPENTANCE,
  • 00:20:10.100 --> 00:20:12.200
  • BUT HERE'S WHAT HIT ME ABOUT THIS [ APPLAUSE ]
  • 00:20:12.230 --> 00:20:14.250
  • LIKE HE SAID, WHY WERE YOU SO DEPRESSED?
  • 00:20:14.280 --> 00:20:17.030
  • AND THIS IS WHAT I SAID, EVER SINCE I WAS 16 YEARS
  • 00:20:17.060 --> 00:20:20.220
  • OLD, MY LIFE VERSE HAS BEEN PSALM 37: 4 WHICH IS
  • 00:20:20.250 --> 00:20:24.050
  • DELIGHT YOURSELF IN THE LORD, AND HE WILL GIVE
  • 00:20:24.080 --> 00:20:26.040
  • YOU THE DESIRES OF YOUR HEART.
  • 00:20:26.070 --> 00:20:28.150
  • AND THE REASON I WAS DEPRESSED IS BECAUSE I
  • 00:20:28.180 --> 00:20:30.200
  • DIDN'T BELIEVE THAT.
  • 00:20:30.230 --> 00:20:32.150
  • I THOUGHT THE DESIRES IN MY HEART WERE THERE TO
  • 00:20:32.180 --> 00:20:34.110
  • FRUSTRATE ME RATHER THAN TO FULFILL ME.
  • 00:20:34.140 --> 00:20:36.220
  • AND THEN WHEN I STARTED FINDING GOD BRINGING
  • 00:20:36.250 --> 00:20:39.060
  • THESE DESIRES TO FRUITION, I'M LIKE WAIT,
  • 00:20:39.090 --> 00:20:41.030
  • THE BIBLE DOESN'T LIE.
  • 00:20:41.060 --> 00:20:43.180
  • THE WORD OF GOD DOESN'T RETURN VOID, AND IT
  • 00:20:43.210 --> 00:20:45.250
  • REALLY WORKS.
  • 00:20:45.280 --> 00:20:47.280
  • AND HERE'S THE THING, MY MESSAGE, LIKE, I'M NEVER
  • 00:20:48.010 --> 00:20:50.250
  • GOING TO BE LIKE A SENIOR PASTOR.
  • 00:20:50.280 --> 00:20:54.000
  • I'M NEVER GOING TO START A CHURCH.
  • 00:20:54.030 --> 00:20:55.190
  • I'M NOT THAT -I JUST CAN'T SEE MYSELF EVER
  • 00:20:55.220 --> 00:20:58.080
  • DOING SOMETHING LIKE THAT BECAUSE I FEEL LIKE I
  • 00:20:58.110 --> 00:20:59.230
  • HAVE A SHARP SHOOTER MESSAGE.
  • 00:20:59.260 --> 00:21:01.280
  • KIND OF LIKE BARNABAS WAS A SON OF ENCOURAGEMENT.
  • 00:21:02.010 --> 00:21:04.110
  • MY THING IS TO SHARE JUST TEN MESSAGES A WEEK AND
  • 00:21:04.140 --> 00:21:08.120
  • ENCOURAGING PEOPLE BECAUSE THE NUMBER OF
  • 00:21:08.150 --> 00:21:11.030
  • BEST-SELLING CATEGORY OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS TODAY
  • 00:21:11.060 --> 00:21:13.220
  • IS ANTIDEPRESSANTS, AND EVERYWHERE I GO I'M
  • 00:21:13.250 --> 00:21:16.180
  • FINDING WE LIVE IN A HOPELESS GENERATION, AND
  • 00:21:16.210 --> 00:21:19.030
  • PEOPLE NEED THE GOD OF HOPE MORE THAN EVER.
  • 00:21:19.060 --> 00:21:21.070
  • AND HERE'S REALLY WHAT MY MESSAGE IS SUMMED UP IN,
  • 00:21:21.100 --> 00:21:23.120
  • ROMANS 15: 13 WHICH SAYS NOW THE GOD OF HOPE FILL
  • 00:21:23.150 --> 00:21:26.150
  • YOU WITH ALL JOY AND PEACE IN BELIEVING THAT
  • 00:21:26.180 --> 00:21:28.280
  • YOU MAY ABOUND IN HOPE THROUGH THE POWER OF THE
  • 00:21:29.010 --> 00:21:30.140
  • HOLY SPIRIT.
  • 00:21:30.170 --> 00:21:32.170
  • AND HOW YOU PERCEIVE GOD DICTATES HOW YOU RECEIVE
  • 00:21:32.200 --> 00:21:34.150
  • FROM GOD, AND IF YOU PERCEIVE GOD AS AN ANGRY
  • 00:21:34.180 --> 00:21:36.180
  • LANDLORD WHOSE TICKED OFF AT THE TENANTS OF PLANET
  • 00:21:36.210 --> 00:21:39.150
  • EARTH BECAUSE WE MESSED UP THIS ROCK AND PLAYED
  • 00:21:39.180 --> 00:21:41.180
  • OUR MUSIC TOO LOUD, WE'RE GOING TO BE
  • 00:21:41.210 --> 00:21:43.210
  • REALLY DEPRESSED.
  • 00:21:43.240 --> 00:21:45.230
  • BUT IF WE'RE A GENERATION THAT WILL BECOME A HOPE
  • 00:21:45.260 --> 00:21:48.140
  • GENERATION, A GENERATION THAT WILL SAY, I'M GOING
  • 00:21:48.170 --> 00:21:51.180
  • TO DELIGHT MYSELF IN THE LORD AND HE WILL GIVE ME
  • 00:21:51.210 --> 00:21:53.170
  • THE DESIRES OF MY HEART, AND AS I FOLLOW IN THE
  • 00:21:53.200 --> 00:21:56.030
  • FOOTSTEPS OF JESUS I'M GOING TO BELIEVE THAT HE
  • 00:21:56.060 --> 00:21:58.200
  • HAS PREACHED GOOD NEWS TO THE POOR, HE HEALS THE
  • 00:21:58.230 --> 00:22:01.140
  • BROKEN HEARTED, GIVES RECOVERY OF SIGHT TO THE
  • 00:22:01.170 --> 00:22:03.220
  • BLIND, FREEDOM TO THE CAPTIVES, LIBERTY TO THE
  • 00:22:03.250 --> 00:22:05.230
  • OPPRESSED, PROCLAIMS AT THAT TIME YEAR OF THE
  • 00:22:05.260 --> 00:22:07.240
  • LORD'S FAVOR, THE YEAR OF JUBILEE HAS COME, AND
  • 00:22:07.270 --> 00:22:10.020
  • THAT HE IS THE GOD OF HOPE THAT WANTS TO FILL
  • 00:22:10.050 --> 00:22:12.000
  • ME WITH ALL JOY AND PEACE AND BELIEVING THAT I MAY
  • 00:22:12.030 --> 00:22:14.010
  • ABOUND IN HOPE THROUGH THE POWER OF THE HOLY
  • 00:22:14.040 --> 00:22:16.010
  • SPIRIT THAT AS LONG AS I GOT A PULSE I STILL GOT A
  • 00:22:16.040 --> 00:22:18.010
  • PURPOSE, THEN THIS GENERATION WILL CHANGE
  • 00:22:18.040 --> 00:22:19.160
  • THE WORLD.
  • 00:22:19.190 --> 00:22:20.290
  • I REALLY BELIEVE THIS.
  • 00:22:21.020 --> 00:22:22.190
  • [ APPLAUSE ]
  • 00:22:22.220 --> 00:22:24.180
  • I BELIEVE THAT THIS GENERATION IS GOING TO GO
  • 00:22:24.210 --> 00:22:26.130
  • DOWN AS A GENERATION THAT UNDERSTOOD THE GOOD NEWS
  • 00:22:26.160 --> 00:22:28.090
  • THAT OUR LORD THAT JESUS CAME TO IMAGE IS INDEED
  • 00:22:28.120 --> 00:22:30.120
  • AND IN FACT THE GOD OF HOPE.
  • 00:22:30.150 --> 00:22:33.030
  • AND IT HIT ME, IF NO ONE EVER LISTENED TO MY
  • 00:22:33.060 --> 00:22:35.290
  • MESSAGE AGAIN, LIKE, IF I GOT KICKED OFF THE RADIO,
  • 00:22:36.020 --> 00:22:39.230
  • IF I GOT KICKED OFF TV,
  • 00:22:39.260 --> 00:22:41.150
  • IF NOBODY LISTENED TO ME, IF EVERYONE WALKED OUT, I
  • 00:22:41.180 --> 00:22:43.180
  • DON'T CARE IF THERE'S ONE PERSON LEFT, IF THERE'S
  • 00:22:43.210 --> 00:22:46.060
  • NOBODY LEFT, ALL I DO IN MY MESSAGES ANYWAY IS I
  • 00:22:46.090 --> 00:22:47.220
  • JUST ENCOURAGE MYSELF IN THE LORD LIKE DAVID DID.
  • 00:22:47.250 --> 00:22:49.250
  • I JUST SPEAK THE THINGS THAT GOD IS SHOWING ME
  • 00:22:49.280 --> 00:22:51.280
  • THAT I NEED TO HEAR, AND YOU'RE JUST LISTENING
  • 00:22:52.010 --> 00:22:54.210
  • IN TO MY SCHIZOPHRENIC CONVERSATION WITH MYSELF.
  • 00:22:54.240 --> 00:22:57.170
  • [ LAUGHTER ]
  • 00:22:57.200 --> 00:22:59.180
  • SO EVEN IF I GOT KICKED OFF ALL THIS STUFF AND NO
  • 00:22:59.210 --> 00:23:01.130
  • ONE LISTENED TO ME, I WOULD STILL SHARE THIS
  • 00:23:01.160 --> 00:23:03.160
  • MESSAGE AND DIE FOR THIS MESSAGE AND BLEED FOR
  • 00:23:03.190 --> 00:23:05.030
  • THIS MESSAGE.
  • 00:23:05.060 --> 00:23:06.150
  • I DON'T CARE HOW MANY HATERS I HAVE
  • 00:23:06.180 --> 00:23:07.180
  • ON INSTAGRAM.
  • 00:23:07.210 --> 00:23:09.050
  • I DON'T CARE HOW MANY DISLIKES I GET ON
  • 00:23:09.080 --> 00:23:10.160
  • YOU TUBE.
  • 00:23:10.190 --> 00:23:11.270
  • I DON'T CARE HOW MANY PEOPLE MIGHT PERSECUTE ME
  • 00:23:12.000 --> 00:23:13.200
  • OR DISAGREE WITH ME OR PICK APART EVERY LITTLE
  • 00:23:13.230 --> 00:23:15.070
  • THEOLOGICAL IDEA.
  • 00:23:15.100 --> 00:23:16.200
  • WHAT I DO KNOW IS I WOULD BLEED FOR THIS MESSAGE.
  • 00:23:16.230 --> 00:23:18.140
  • I WOULD DIE FOR THIS MESSAGE BECAUSE THE GOD
  • 00:23:18.170 --> 00:23:20.070
  • OF HOPE HEALED ME, AND THE GOD OF HOPE CAN HEAL
  • 00:23:20.100 --> 00:23:21.280
  • YOU, TOO, THAT THE GOD OF HOPE HAS SHOWED
  • 00:23:22.010 --> 00:23:23.230
  • HE'S JEHOVAH RAPHA, THAT JESUS HAS SAID I'VE COME
  • 00:23:23.260 --> 00:23:26.240
  • TO HEAL BROKEN HEARTS, THAT JESUS SAID I'VE COME
  • 00:23:26.270 --> 00:23:29.130
  • TO DECLARE GOOD NEWS, AND NOBODY IS GOING TO QUIET
  • 00:23:29.160 --> 00:23:31.150
  • THIS MESSAGE, AND EVEN IF NO ONE ELSE LISTENS TO ME
  • 00:23:31.180 --> 00:23:33.290
  • AGAIN I'M STILL GOING TO PROCLAIM IT TO MYSELF
  • 00:23:34.020 --> 00:23:36.000
  • BECAUSE THIS IS THE MESSAGE I NEED TO HEAR.
  • 00:23:36.030 --> 00:23:38.020
  • THIS IS THE MESSAGE OUR GENERATION NEEDS TO HEAR.
  • 00:23:38.050 --> 00:23:40.060
  • AND I THINK THAT WE HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THE REALITY
  • 00:23:40.090 --> 00:23:44.220
  • THAT OUR LORD IS THE GOD OF HOPE.
  • 00:23:44.250 --> 00:23:47.230
  • DO YOU KNOW THAT TODAY IS THE BEST DAY OF YOUR LIFE?
  • 00:23:47.260 --> 00:23:53.040
  • DO I NEED TO TELL YOU WHY?
  • 00:23:53.070 --> 00:23:56.010
  • TODAY IS THE MOST IMPORTANT DAY OF YOUR
  • 00:23:56.040 --> 00:23:59.030
  • LIFE BECAUSE THE BIBLE SAYS THIS IS THE DAY THE
  • 00:23:59.060 --> 00:24:01.250
  • LORD HAS MADE.
  • 00:24:01.280 --> 00:24:04.090
  • I WILL REJOICE AND BE GLAD IN IT.
  • 00:24:04.120 --> 00:24:06.220
  • AND THEN IN 24 HOURS, THAT'S GOING TO BE THE
  • 00:24:06.250 --> 00:24:10.090
  • MOST IMPORTANT DAY IN YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:24:10.120 --> 00:24:12.200
  • EVERY DAY IS THE MOST IMPORTANT DAY OF YOUR
  • 00:24:12.230 --> 00:24:15.000
  • -TODAY, ALWAYS TODAY.
  • 00:24:15.030 --> 00:24:17.020
  • TOMORROW DOESN'T MATTER.
  • 00:24:17.050 --> 00:24:18.130
  • IT NEVER COMES.
  • 00:24:18.160 --> 00:24:19.270
  • YESTERDAY IS HISTORY.
  • 00:24:20.000 --> 00:24:21.000
  • TOMORROW'S A MYSTERY.
  • 00:24:21.030 --> 00:24:22.060
  • TODAY IS A GIFT.
  • 00:24:22.090 --> 00:24:23.150
  • THAT'S WHY THEY CALL IT THE PRESENT.
  • 00:24:23.180 --> 00:24:24.290
  • KUNG FU PANDA BUT BE THAT AS IT MAY, THE TODAY
  • 00:24:25.020 --> 00:24:26.120
  • IS THE BEST DAY.
  • 00:24:26.150 --> 00:24:28.020
  • IT'S THE MOST IMPORTANT DAY OF YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:24:28.050 --> 00:24:30.050
  • AND WHAT YOU GOT TO DO IS SAY, YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:24:30.080 --> 00:24:31.220
  • THIS IS THE DAY THE LORD HAS MADE, AND I'M GOING
  • 00:24:31.250 --> 00:24:33.120
  • TO DISCOVER THE GOD OF HOPE WHICH WE'RE GOING TO
  • 00:24:33.150 --> 00:24:34.290
  • FIND IN OUR TEXT OF ROMANS 5.
  • 00:24:35.020 --> 00:24:36.240
  • LISTEN, PAUL THE APOSTLE WROTE THIS MESSAGE OF
  • 00:24:36.270 --> 00:24:38.150
  • HOPE WHICH I LOVE.
  • 00:24:38.180 --> 00:24:40.210
  • NOW, IN ROMANS CHAPTER 5 PAUL WROTE HALF THE BOOKS
  • 00:24:40.240 --> 00:24:43.130
  • OF THE NEW TESTAMENT, SO HE KNEW WHAT HE WAS
  • 00:24:43.160 --> 00:24:46.030
  • TALKING ABOUT, AND HE SPOKE FIVE
  • 00:24:46.060 --> 00:24:48.100
  • DIFFERENT LANGUAGES.
  • 00:24:48.130 --> 00:24:49.260
  • HE WAS A G.
  • 00:24:49.290 --> 00:24:51.080
  • HE WAS NOT MESSING AROUND.
  • 00:24:51.110 --> 00:24:52.290
  • PAUL THE APOSTLE WROTE FIVE -PARDON ME, WROTE
  • 00:24:53.020 --> 00:24:55.090
  • HALF THE BOOKS OF THE NEW TESTAMENT, APPROXIMATELY
  • 00:24:55.120 --> 00:24:57.270
  • 14 BOOKS, AND HE SPOKE FIVE DIFFERENT LANGUAGES.
  • 00:24:58.000 --> 00:25:01.030
  • HE WAS A SCRIBE, A SCHOLAR, A LEGEND, AND
  • 00:25:01.060 --> 00:25:04.090
  • THIS IS WHAT HE WRITES IN ROMANS CHAPTER 5: 3.
  • 00:25:04.120 --> 00:25:06.060
  • IF YOU'RE THERE, WOULD YOU PLEASE SAY, HOPE IS DOPE.
  • 00:25:06.090 --> 00:25:09.240
  • [ CONGREGATION RESPONDS ]
  • 00:25:09.270 --> 00:25:11.080
  • - OKAY.
  • 00:25:11.110 --> 00:25:12.260
  • LET'S TAKE A LOOK.
  • 00:25:12.290 --> 00:25:14.220
  • AND NOT ONLY THAT, BUT WE ALSO GLORY IN
  • 00:25:14.250 --> 00:25:16.170
  • TRIBULATIONS KNOWING THAT TRIBULATION PRODUCES
  • 00:25:16.200 --> 00:25:19.030
  • PATIENCE, AND PATIENCE CHARACTER, AND
  • 00:25:19.060 --> 00:25:23.120
  • CHARACTER HOPE.
  • 00:25:23.150 --> 00:25:25.190
  • NOW, WHAT DOES HE SAY?
  • 00:25:25.220 --> 00:25:27.250
  • OKAY.
  • 00:25:27.280 --> 00:25:29.130
  • I'M GOING TO READ THIS AGAIN, AND YOU'RE GOING
  • 00:25:29.160 --> 00:25:30.210
  • TO TRACK WITH ME.
  • 00:25:30.240 --> 00:25:31.240
  • ROMANS 5: 3.
  • 00:25:31.270 --> 00:25:33.120
  • AND NOT ONLY THAT, BUT WE ALSO GLORY IN
  • 00:25:33.150 --> 00:25:34.280
  • TRIBULATIONS KNOWING THAT TRIBULATION PRODUCES
  • 00:25:35.010 --> 00:25:36.210
  • PATIENCE, AND PATIENCE EXPERIENCE OR CHARACTER,
  • 00:25:36.240 --> 00:25:40.120
  • AND CHARACTER, SAY IT OUT LOUD, HOPE.
  • 00:25:40.150 --> 00:25:43.090
  • NOW, HOPE DOES NOT DISAPPOINT BECAUSE THE
  • 00:25:43.120 --> 00:25:47.030
  • LOVE OF GOD HAS BEEN POURED OUT IN OUR HEARTS
  • 00:25:47.060 --> 00:25:49.250
  • BY THE HOLY GHOST WHO IS GIVEN TO US.
  • 00:25:49.280 --> 00:25:52.040
  • ACTUALLY, LOOK UP VERSE 2 TO GIVE SOME CONTEXT.
  • 00:25:52.070 --> 00:25:54.040
  • VERSE 2, THROUGH WHOM ALSO WE HAVE ACCESS BY
  • 00:25:54.070 --> 00:25:57.270
  • FAITH INTO THIS GRACE IN WHICH WE STAND AND
  • 00:25:58.000 --> 00:26:00.190
  • REJOICE IN -AND REJOICE IN -AND REJOICE IN HOPE
  • 00:26:00.220 --> 00:26:09.100
  • OF THE GLORY OF GOD.
  • 00:26:09.130 --> 00:26:11.140
  • HOPE IS NOT SOMETHING THAT WE JUST HAVE A
  • 00:26:11.170 --> 00:26:13.050
  • LITTLE BIT OF BUT WE DON'T WANT TO BE TOO
  • 00:26:13.080 --> 00:26:14.270
  • CRAZY ABOUT IT.
  • 00:26:15.000 --> 00:26:16.150
  • NO, WE'RE LIKE REJOICING IN HOPE!
  • 00:26:16.180 --> 00:26:18.030
  • IT IS OUR STOKE.
  • 00:26:18.060 --> 00:26:19.170
  • WE'RE SO PUMPED ABOUT IT.
  • 00:26:19.200 --> 00:26:21.090
  • WE JUST HAVE THIS WORD LIKE JEREMIAH MY BURNING
  • 00:26:21.120 --> 00:26:23.010
  • IN OUR BONES LIKE A FIRE, AND WE CAN'T KEEP IT SHUT IN.
  • 00:26:23.040 --> 00:26:26.260
  • [ MUSIC ]
  • 00:26:26.290 --> 00:26:29.080
  • - THAT'S ALL WE HAVE FOR TODAY.
  • 00:26:29.110 --> 00:26:31.060
  • YOU'VE BEEN WATCHING HOPE GENERATION, AND I'M YOUR
  • 00:26:31.090 --> 00:26:32.160
  • HOST, BEN COURSON.
  • 00:26:32.190 --> 00:26:34.060
  • MAKE SURE TO SET YOUR DVR TO CATCH OUR NEXT EPISODE
  • 00:26:34.090 --> 00:26:36.150
  • AT THIS TIME, AND IT'S GOING TO BE GREAT.
  • 00:26:36.180 --> 00:26:39.000
  • WE LOVE YOU SO MUCH, HOPE GENERATORS, AND UNTIL
  • 00:26:39.030 --> 00:26:41.080
  • NEXT TIME, GO DEAL OUT SACRED OPTIMISM TO YOUR
  • 00:26:41.110 --> 00:26:44.200
  • SPHERE OF INFLUENCE.
  • 00:26:44.230 --> 00:26:46.280
  • [ MUSIC ]
  • 00:26:47.010 --> 00:27:00.090
  • WORDS FAIL ME WHEN I TRY TO ARTICULATE HOW
  • 00:27:00.120 --> 00:27:02.130
  • GRATEFUL I AM TO YOU HOPE GENERATORS WHO HAVE GIVEN
  • 00:27:02.160 --> 00:27:04.130
  • FINANCIALLY TO THIS SHOW.
  • 00:27:04.160 --> 00:27:06.210
  • KNOW THAT ANY OF YOUR DONATIONS DON'T GO TO
  • 00:27:06.240 --> 00:27:08.270
  • MY POCKET.
  • 00:27:09.000 --> 00:27:10.160
  • IT GOES DIRECTLY INTO THIS SHOW TO CONTINUE TO
  • 00:27:10.190 --> 00:27:12.210
  • AIR THE MESSAGE OF THE GOD OF HOPE ACROSS THE GLOBE.
  • 00:27:12.240 --> 00:27:15.030
  • IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO GIVE, YOU CAN VISIT THE
  • 00:27:15.060 --> 00:27:17.120
  • WEB SITE ABOVE, YOU CAN TEXT AN AMOUNT TO THE
  • 00:27:17.150 --> 00:27:20.150
  • NUMBER YOU SEE ON THE SCREEN
  • 00:27:20.180 --> 00:27:22.150
  • OR YOU CAN MAIL A CHECK TO THIS ADDRESS.
  • 00:27:22.180 --> 00:27:24.290
  • THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR MAKING HOPE GEN POSSIBLE.
  • 00:27:25.020 --> 00:27:29.060