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The Authority of the Believer

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November 17, 2017
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Living by Faith with Mike & DeeDee Freeman

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The Authority of the Believer

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  • That we are no longer children, tossed to and fro
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  • with every wind of doctrine by the trickery
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  • of men in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting,
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  • but speaking the truth in love may grow up
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  • in all things into Him who is the head,
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  • Christ, from whom the whole body joined and
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  • knit together by what every joined supplies
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  • according to the effective, working by which
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  • every part does it's share.
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  • Because every last one of us have a part to share in
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  • and in order for us to do our part, we're going
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  • to have to grow up to make sure that the greatest
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  • level of efficacy is displayed and conveyed to all.
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  • By which every part does it's share causes growth
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  • of the body for the edifying of itself in what, in love.
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  • When the body, we do our part, we lift up Jesus.
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  • the scripture is clear that He will
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  • draw all men unto Himself.
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  • And that's what we're after, because His
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  • first objective, the first thing on the agenda,
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  • was that He would come to seek
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  • and save that which was lost.
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  • Now let's go to Genesis chapter number one.
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  • Because the acts of God and even His throne
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  • is established upon His authority.
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  • The acts of God and even His throne is
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  • established upon His authority.
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  • And all things are created and were created
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  • through God's authority and all physical laws
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  • of the universe are maintained by His authority.
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  • Are maintained by His authority.
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  • For God's authority represents God Himself.
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  • Say that God's authority
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  • Congregation: God's authority
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  • Pastor: represents God
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  • Congregation: represents God
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  • Pastor: Himself.
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  • Congregation: Himself.
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  • Pastor: God alone is authority in all things.
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  • So without anybody else He would rule
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  • and reign without the help of anybody.
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  • In this case, God doesn't need us to be God,
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  • but we need him to be who we are.
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  • Congregation: Amen.
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  • Pastor: Would you say amen?
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  • Congregation: Amen.
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  • Pastor: Say, I certainly need God
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  • Congregation: I certainly need God
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  • Pastor: to be who I am
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  • Congregation: to be who I am
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  • Pastor: because He does not need me
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  • Congregation: because He does not need me
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  • Pastor: to be who He is.
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  • Congregation: to be who He is.
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  • Pastor: And the authority of the earth,
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  • it is instituted by Him.
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  • All authority on the earth is instituted by Him
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  • and nothing shall ever overshadow it.
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  • So, the authorities that be, based upon
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  • Romans chapter number 13, the Bible says,
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  • are ordained of God.
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  • God put all authority in place.
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  • Now to challenge his authority, you've got
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  • to know that that is never tolerated by God.
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  • It's never tolerated by God.
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  • God will never have His authority challenged
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  • in the sense that you are ever
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  • going to overthrow who He is
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  • Congregation: Amen.
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  • Pastor: and what he has established.
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  • Then what we know, based upon the word of God,
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  • that Satan himself overreached God's authority
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  • and he competed with His authority
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  • and literally became an adversary of God.
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  • You've got Genesis chapter number one.
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  • You shouldn't have to keep your finger there, should you?
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  • Congregation: (laughter)
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  • You know, to have a difficult-
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  • Go to Ezekiel chapter 28, Ezekiel chapter number 28.
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  • ? (lyrics) I'm my beloveds and he is mine,
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  • ? His banner over me is love.
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  • ? I am my beloveds, he is mine. ?
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  • Anybody remember that?
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  • ? (lyrics)His banner over me- ?
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  • Ya'll don't remember that?
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  • ? (lyrics) is love. ?
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  • That's old school.
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  • ? (lyrics) I'm my beloveds and he is mine,
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  • ? His banner over me is- ?
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  • Don't tell me ya'll don't remember.
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  • ? (lyrics) His banner over me is love. ?
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  • Oh, I got to teach ya'll some songs.
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  • His banner, there should be a banner over us
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  • that just convey the love of God.
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  • And when people see us, they know that we
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  • are the representation of the love of God.
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  • Ooh, love rocks!
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  • Congregation: Amen.
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  • Pastor: Love rocks and rolls.
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  • Turn to your neighbor and say, love never fails.
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  • Congregation: Love never fails.
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  • Pastor: Say, you can't ever lose
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  • Congregation: You can't ever lose
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  • Pastor: walking in the power of love.
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  • Congregation: walking in the power of love.
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  • Pastor: Man, I'm going to have to make sure
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  • that ya'll know that song.
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  • Ezekiel chapter number 28, later part of verse number 12.
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  • Literally referring to Satan here prior to his fall
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  • and then after his fall.
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  • Because remember I mentioned that God's authority
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  • is never, challenging God's authority,
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  • is never going to be tolerated.
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  • So he tried it and the later part of 12 says,
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  • you were the seal of perfection.
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  • You see that?
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  • Full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.
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  • This is referring to Lucifer-Satan before his fall.
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  • Come on, read verse number 13, you'll see it.
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  • You were in Eden, the garden of gardens.
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  • You remember the Garden of Eden,
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  • which is the Garden of Delight.
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  • Satan was there, he was there, we'll see that.
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  • Watch this, every precious stone was your covering.
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  • Can you imagine how beautiful the covering
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  • of Satan had to be, every precious stone.
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  • Carnelian, topaz, diamonds, that dude was draped in diamonds.
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  • Bling, bling.
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  • Congregation: (laughter)
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  • Pastor: All of these precious stones.
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  • Look it says, the workmanship of your timbrels and pipes.
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  • He was the lead praise and worship cat.
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  • He had to have some good pipes.
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  • Was prepared for you on the day that you were created.
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  • You were the anointed cherub who covers,
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  • I established you.
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  • You were on the holy mountain of God.
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  • Now watch this, it's one thing to revolt against me
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  • and rise up and get a bunch of people to follow you
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  • and leave me, but it's a whole other level
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  • to revolt against God.
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  • How do you get one third of the angelic force
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  • to follow you out of God's presence.
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  • Congregation: Amen.
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  • Now turn to your neighbor and say, now that's dumb, that's dumb.
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  • Congregation: (crowd chatter)
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  • Pastor: Come on, where else you going to go?
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  • I mean, you with God and you're going to leave-
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  • That goes to show you man, people will do all kinds
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  • of things, if he'll leave God-
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  • Jesus, Jesus had the same thing happen to him.
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  • This is good stuff here.
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  • Jesus, Jesus had the same thing happen to him.
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  • after people have watched the signs and miracles,
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  • they are astonished by what He's doing
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  • and what He's saying.
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  • They're gathering around Him.
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  • I'm talking about the ministry of Jesus Christ.
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  • The Son of God.
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  • Now he begins to share with them what is going
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  • to be required of them in following him.
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  • And the Bible says, that many begin to walk
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  • off from Him.
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  • Now what I love about Jesus so much is that
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  • He knew exactly who He happened to be
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  • and what God had called Him to do.
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  • He was not concerned about who stayed with Him
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  • or who left Him, because if God is for you
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  • He is more than the whole entire world against you.
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  • And in the process of watching people walk off,
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  • Jesus turns to they guys who are left and says,
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  • you all want to go to?
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  • Congregation: (scattered laughter)
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  • Pastor: Look at your neighbor and say,
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  • I'm a gangster just like my big brother Jesus.
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  • Congregation: (laughter)
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  • Pastor: Say, I'm going to tell them say I'm a gangster.
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  • Say, you better be glad that I let you sit by me.
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  • Tell them.
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  • Congregation: (laughter)
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  • Tell them, tell them what I said, you better be glad.
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  • Say, you should have given me $18 long time ago.
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  • Tell them.
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  • Congregation: (laughing and chatter)
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  • Pastor: I don't know where 18 come from.
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  • And then Peter boldly looks him in the eye and says,
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  • where we going to go.
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  • You're the one that has the keys to eternal life.
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  • Where did the others go when they walked
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  • away from the ministry of Jesus?
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  • And so here we see in this very passage of scripture
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  • where Satan betrayed God, wants to take his place,
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  • and the Bible verse 15, says you were perfect
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  • in all your ways.
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  • Well it says, you were established
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  • upon the holy mountain, verse number 14,
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  • You see that?
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  • And literally had his fall after he was kicked out
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  • dismissed the authority from the core parts
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  • of hell all the way up to, really, the bottom of glory
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  • was impacted by this fall.
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  • We use to play this game in the neighborhood
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  • that I grew up, we didn't have many facilities
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  • to attend so we would have to make up things
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  • based on what we had available.
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  • So even when we played in the grave yard.
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  • We would go play in the grave yard sometimes.
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  • Ya'll didn't play in the graveyard?
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  • Congregation: No (laughter).
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  • Pastor: What, you scared?
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  • We'd play in the graveyard or we'd get on hills
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  • or mountains, call them mountains, and we had this
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  • game called king of the hill.
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  • Now there wasn't anything weird about me or goofy.
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  • I wasn't any kind of satanist or something,
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  • he played in the graveyard.
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  • Congregation: (laughter)
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  • Pastor: Well when you grow up in the hood,
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  • you find a place you can play that's safe.
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  • Congregation: (laughter)
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  • Pastor: Okay, let me move on.
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  • We had this game called King of the Hill.
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  • Anybody remember that, King of the Hill?
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  • I don't expect ya'll to remember much you
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  • don't know that song, I'm my beloveds.
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  • But King of the Hill, Carlos you remember,
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  • we'd find a hill and all of us would run
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  • to the top of hill and whoever got up to the top
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  • was the king, because we were able to push.
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  • We had more lateral kind of position and stabilization,
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  • where when you're running up the hill,
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  • you weren't as stable as one sitting on the hill.
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  • So we would push them back down.
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  • But if one would come up stronger than us,
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  • grab us down and pull us down,
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  • they would become the king.
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  • Well Satan tried to play this game with God
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  • and God drop kicked that dude (laughing).
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  • Congregation: (laughing)
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  • Pastor: Come on, you got to see this.
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  • Congregation: Yeah.
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  • Pastor: Aw turn to your neighbor and say,
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  • will you see this?
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  • Well you got to open your eyes so you can see it.
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  • Congregation: (laughing)
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  • Pastor: No, God kicked this dude into oblivion.
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  • I mean, bam!
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  • He was not going to ever tolerate
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  • someone coming up against his authority.
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  • Watch this, and he loss his beauty in the process.
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  • Verse number 15 says, you were perfect in ways
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  • from the day you were created, watch this,
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  • until inequity was found in you.
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  • Found in you, you didn't get this anywhere else,
  • 00:13:54.190 --> 00:13:56.290
  • you concocted this whole agenda yourself.
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  • You brought this up.
  • 00:14:01.010 --> 00:14:02.080
  • This is the epitome of self-deception when
  • 00:14:02.080 --> 00:14:04.200
  • you think you're going to overthrow God.
  • 00:14:04.200 --> 00:14:07.060
  • By the abundance of your trading you became filled
  • 00:14:07.060 --> 00:14:09.250
  • with violence within and you sinned,
  • 00:14:09.290 --> 00:14:12.050
  • therefore I cast you as a profane thing
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  • out of the mountain of God and I destroy you,
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  • oh covering cherub, from the midst of the fiery stone.
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  • Go now to Isaiah chapter number 14, you'll see some
  • 00:14:24.070 --> 00:14:31.050
  • more of the very same thing that we just talked about.
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  • Therefore fortifying the statement on this fact
  • 00:14:32.240 --> 00:14:37.240
  • that challenging God's authority is never
  • 00:14:37.240 --> 00:14:42.080
  • going to be tolerated.
  • 00:14:42.080 --> 00:14:44.250
  • Both of these scripture references,
  • 00:14:47.150 --> 00:14:49.220
  • they both speak to the rise and fall of Satan.
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  • Satan's intent of setting his throne
  • 00:14:55.050 --> 00:14:58.210
  • above the throne of God was the thing that
  • 00:14:58.210 --> 00:15:01.150
  • violated God's authority and actually it was
  • 00:15:01.150 --> 00:15:05.050
  • the principal of self-exhortation.
  • 00:15:05.050 --> 00:15:07.240
  • When you start putting emphasis on just you
  • 00:15:07.240 --> 00:15:12.230
  • and what you're doing and da-da-da-da.
  • 00:15:12.230 --> 00:15:14.210
  • You're setting yourself up for a terrible fall.
  • 00:15:14.210 --> 00:15:18.220
  • That's what he did in verse number 12.
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  • Look at 12 of chapter 14.
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  • How you are fallen from heaven, oh Lucifer,
  • 00:15:28.100 --> 00:15:33.010
  • son of the morning.
  • 00:15:33.010 --> 00:15:34.290
  • Actually I'm looking in this thing more,
  • 00:15:34.290 --> 00:15:38.240
  • but I heard that Satan literally could have been set-up
  • 00:15:38.240 --> 00:15:42.180
  • as Jesus's adjutant, his armor barrier, his assistant.
  • 00:15:42.180 --> 00:15:48.160
  • He is called Jesus, the bright and the morning star
  • 00:15:48.160 --> 00:15:51.240
  • and we see Satan referred to as son of the morning.
  • 00:15:51.240 --> 00:15:57.250
  • Watch this, the scripture says, you are falling,
  • 00:15:57.250 --> 00:16:01.160
  • son of the morning, how you are cut down
  • 00:16:01.160 --> 00:16:03.270
  • to the ground, you who weakens the nations.
  • 00:16:03.270 --> 00:16:07.070
  • For you have said in your heart.
  • 00:16:07.070 --> 00:16:09.190
  • This stuff was concocted in his heart.
  • 00:16:09.190 --> 00:16:12.210
  • He literally became self-deceiving in thinking,
  • 00:16:12.210 --> 00:16:15.260
  • verse number 13, I will ascend into the heavens,
  • 00:16:15.260 --> 00:16:19.270
  • I will exalt my throne above the stars of God.
  • 00:16:19.270 --> 00:16:24.160
  • I, I, I, you see all of these I's.
  • 00:16:24.160 --> 00:16:26.290
  • This is pride, the epitome of it.
  • 00:16:26.290 --> 00:16:30.010
  • I will sit on the mount of the congregation.
  • 00:16:30.010 --> 00:16:33.260
  • I'm going to run this, I want to be the man.
  • 00:16:33.260 --> 00:16:36.070
  • When you start setting yourself up to be the man-
  • 00:16:36.070 --> 00:16:38.230
  • See there's a special way that God says
  • 00:16:38.230 --> 00:16:41.280
  • He's going to increase us.
  • 00:16:41.280 --> 00:16:44.270
  • The Bible says, the one who wants to be the greatest
  • 00:16:44.270 --> 00:16:48.140
  • let that one be the one that serves.
  • 00:16:48.140 --> 00:16:51.170
  • In the body of Christ, in the kingdom of God
  • 00:16:51.170 --> 00:16:53.220
  • the way up is down.
  • 00:16:53.220 --> 00:16:56.180
  • So the more you try to yield to serve others
  • 00:16:56.180 --> 00:17:00.020
  • and to minister to others, the more God will exalt you.
  • 00:17:00.020 --> 00:17:04.010
  • When God exalts you, nobody can bring you down.
  • 00:17:04.010 --> 00:17:08.100
  • But if you exalt yourselves, you are
  • 00:17:08.100 --> 00:17:11.070
  • setting yourself up to fall.
  • 00:17:11.070 --> 00:17:14.020
  • Is that making any sense to you?
  • 00:17:14.020 --> 00:17:15.160
  • And some people think, I mean I've heard this before,
  • 00:17:15.160 --> 00:17:18.010
  • because Dr. Price has named me as his successor
  • 00:17:18.010 --> 00:17:21.040
  • over his organization, all these wonderful pastors
  • 00:17:21.040 --> 00:17:24.100
  • across the nation and different parts of the world,
  • 00:17:24.100 --> 00:17:26.100
  • Some people have implied, oh Mike Freeman,
  • 00:17:26.100 --> 00:17:28.240
  • he just worked his way into that.
  • 00:17:28.240 --> 00:17:30.220
  • First of all, Mike Freeman is not that smart.
  • 00:17:30.220 --> 00:17:35.150
  • That's the first thing.
  • 00:17:35.150 --> 00:17:36.280
  • The second thing, and I think more importantly,
  • 00:17:36.280 --> 00:17:39.050
  • Dr. Price isn't that dumb.
  • 00:17:39.050 --> 00:17:42.200
  • So I've got to be real smart and he has to be
  • 00:17:42.200 --> 00:17:44.240
  • real dumb for me to meander or manipulate
  • 00:17:44.240 --> 00:17:47.280
  • myself in the place where he appoints me as
  • 00:17:47.280 --> 00:17:53.030
  • his successor through some kind of game.
  • 00:17:53.030 --> 00:17:55.180
  • No, quite contrary.
  • 00:17:55.180 --> 00:17:57.200
  • What I've done, I just set myself up to serve.
  • 00:17:57.200 --> 00:18:00.060
  • I never even looked for this position.
  • 00:18:00.060 --> 00:18:02.120
  • Anybody who wants to be pastor needs their head examined.
  • 00:18:02.120 --> 00:18:07.010
  • I'm just telling you what I know.
  • 00:18:07.010 --> 00:18:08.200
  • You want to be this?
  • 00:18:08.200 --> 00:18:09.290
  • You need an examination by a psychiatrist,
  • 00:18:09.290 --> 00:18:12.280
  • a psychologist, you need to go see a chiropractor.
  • 00:18:12.280 --> 00:18:16.260
  • Congregation: (laughing)
  • 00:18:16.260 --> 00:18:18.130
  • Pastor: You need to get things realigned.
  • 00:18:18.130 --> 00:18:20.140
  • Pop, something wrong in there!
  • 00:18:20.140 --> 00:18:25.010
  • Unfortunately, what's happening, and I've played
  • 00:18:25.010 --> 00:18:28.120
  • a part in that, because my entering into ministry
  • 00:18:28.120 --> 00:18:33.010
  • was never about the fame and the fortune
  • 00:18:33.010 --> 00:18:35.140
  • nor the glory of it.
  • 00:18:35.140 --> 00:18:36.210
  • Because there was no glory involved in it.
  • 00:18:36.210 --> 00:18:38.240
  • As a matter of fact you thought you were now
  • 00:18:38.240 --> 00:18:41.140
  • giving a vow to poverty because what I saw
  • 00:18:41.140 --> 00:18:44.070
  • in coming up was never about things.
  • 00:18:44.070 --> 00:18:47.030
  • Now today, because when you seek ye first
  • 00:18:47.030 --> 00:18:49.160
  • the kingdom of God and his righteousness,
  • 00:18:49.160 --> 00:18:52.080
  • things will be added.
  • 00:18:52.080 --> 00:18:53.160
  • So people have watched things added to my life
  • 00:18:53.160 --> 00:18:55.290
  • based on the service of my life and now they're
  • 00:18:55.290 --> 00:18:58.210
  • after the things and not after the service.
  • 00:18:58.210 --> 00:19:01.120
  • They want people to serve them, but you're
  • 00:19:01.120 --> 00:19:03.170
  • suppose to serve people, that's how things come.
  • 00:19:03.170 --> 00:19:06.230
  • Congregation: Amen, yeah.
  • 00:19:06.230 --> 00:19:08.220
  • (applause)
  • 00:19:08.220 --> 00:19:09.280
  • Pastor: Is that making any sense to you?
  • 00:19:09.280 --> 00:19:11.210
  • But now ministry has become so attractive because
  • 00:19:11.210 --> 00:19:15.190
  • of the glamour, the fame, and the fortune.
  • 00:19:15.190 --> 00:19:18.030
  • There's not to much difference
  • 00:19:18.030 --> 00:19:19.160
  • from a rock star and a pastor because
  • 00:19:19.160 --> 00:19:22.160
  • people are exalting them.
  • 00:19:22.160 --> 00:19:24.140
  • And instead of the pastor trying to warp
  • 00:19:24.140 --> 00:19:27.050
  • or get the attention away from them
  • 00:19:27.050 --> 00:19:28.270
  • and get the attention of Jesus,
  • 00:19:28.270 --> 00:19:30.110
  • a lot of them like it.
  • 00:19:30.110 --> 00:19:32.280
  • And we've got to be careful because when you
  • 00:19:32.280 --> 00:19:35.140
  • have people running after things, of course now
  • 00:19:35.140 --> 00:19:38.070
  • they're putting God out of his place,
  • 00:19:38.070 --> 00:19:40.100
  • dethroning him again and his authority
  • 00:19:40.100 --> 00:19:43.210
  • will never be challenged and you too
  • 00:19:43.210 --> 00:19:45.130
  • will be dropped kicked.
  • 00:19:45.130 --> 00:19:47.080
  • Not out of the body of Christ.
  • 00:19:47.080 --> 00:19:48.250
  • If you're saved, you're in this thing until forever.
  • 00:19:48.250 --> 00:19:53.000
  • Until Jesus comes back forever and through eternity.
  • 00:19:53.000 --> 00:19:55.280
  • But you'll certainly disqualify yourselves
  • 00:19:55.280 --> 00:19:58.190
  • and forfeit the posture and the benefits
  • 00:19:58.190 --> 00:20:01.260
  • of the blessing that's on your life.
  • 00:20:01.260 --> 00:20:04.060
  • You cannot forfeit or you can ever disquality
  • 00:20:04.060 --> 00:20:08.060
  • your heavenly position as it relates
  • 00:20:08.060 --> 00:20:11.000
  • to the kingdom of heaven.
  • 00:20:11.000 --> 00:20:12.130
  • But you can forfeit and disqualify yourself
  • 00:20:12.130 --> 00:20:15.160
  • for the benefits of the kingdom of God.
  • 00:20:15.160 --> 00:20:18.060
  • Is that understood?
  • 00:20:18.060 --> 00:20:19.150
  • Congregation: Yes, amen.
  • 00:20:19.150 --> 00:20:20.210
  • Pastor: In other words, you won't have life
  • 00:20:20.210 --> 00:20:22.100
  • to the full, till it overflows, if you get
  • 00:20:22.100 --> 00:20:25.260
  • things out of alignment relative
  • 00:20:25.260 --> 00:20:28.160
  • to God's honor and his authority.
  • 00:20:28.160 --> 00:20:31.250
  • All right, so here, what was I talking about?
  • 00:20:31.250 --> 00:20:34.090
  • Here, Satan is now exalting himself, verse number 13,
  • 00:20:34.090 --> 00:20:39.140
  • I will ascend into the heavens, I will exalt
  • 00:20:39.140 --> 00:20:42.060
  • my throne above the stars of God, I will sit
  • 00:20:42.060 --> 00:20:44.090
  • on the mount of the congregation on the farther
  • 00:20:44.090 --> 00:20:47.270
  • side of the north, I will-
  • 00:20:47.270 --> 00:20:50.210
  • You see all of these I's?
  • 00:20:50.210 --> 00:20:52.060
  • This was a five-eyed monster.
  • 00:20:52.060 --> 00:20:54.220
  • I will, I will, I will, I will, I will ascend
  • 00:20:54.220 --> 00:20:58.030
  • above the heights of the clouds,
  • 00:20:58.030 --> 00:21:01.060
  • I will be like the most high.
  • 00:21:01.060 --> 00:21:04.090
  • Yet, you shall be brought down to hell.
  • 00:21:04.090 --> 00:21:06.200
  • That's what's going to happen (laughter) you say,
  • 00:21:06.200 --> 00:21:09.170
  • to the lowest depths of the pit.
  • 00:21:09.170 --> 00:21:12.280
  • Those who will see you, those who will gaze
  • 00:21:12.280 --> 00:21:15.270
  • at you and consider you say, is this the man?
  • 00:21:15.270 --> 00:21:19.230
  • Satan, I don't know, okay.
  • 00:21:22.130 --> 00:21:27.040
  • Any of ya'll know Pee-Wee Herman?
  • 00:21:27.040 --> 00:21:29.010
  • Congregation: Yes (scattered laughter).
  • 00:21:29.010 --> 00:21:30.150
  • Pastor: I hope Pee-Wee isn't watching this lesson.
  • 00:21:32.100 --> 00:21:35.000
  • And I'm not talking about Pee-Wee,
  • 00:21:35.230 --> 00:21:38.010
  • but Satan he's not even half like a Pee-Wee.
  • 00:21:38.010 --> 00:21:47.260
  • See people have a people-size version of Satan
  • 00:21:47.260 --> 00:21:54.150
  • and not a Bible-sized version of Satan.
  • 00:21:54.150 --> 00:21:58.000
  • If you had a Bible-sized version of Satan,
  • 00:21:58.000 --> 00:22:01.030
  • then you will know how miniscule he happens to be.
  • 00:22:01.030 --> 00:22:05.090
  • He is a spiritual Pee-Wee Herman.
  • 00:22:05.090 --> 00:22:08.090
  • Congregation: Amen.
  • 00:22:08.090 --> 00:22:09.200
  • Pastor: The Bible says people are going to see him
  • 00:22:09.200 --> 00:22:11.230
  • and gaze at him and say, is this the one
  • 00:22:11.230 --> 00:22:15.100
  • who weakened a nation?
  • 00:22:15.100 --> 00:22:16.220
  • If your eyes were open to see into the invisible
  • 00:22:16.220 --> 00:22:20.120
  • arena and you've got a glimpse of Satan,
  • 00:22:20.120 --> 00:22:22.220
  • your position about him would change,
  • 00:22:22.220 --> 00:22:25.290
  • where you would take on this authority,
  • 00:22:25.290 --> 00:22:28.160
  • grow up in it, in all things, even into Christ,
  • 00:22:28.160 --> 00:22:32.090
  • and drop kick him every single time.
  • 00:22:32.090 --> 00:22:34.290
  • He bought something suggestive to your soul,
  • 00:22:34.290 --> 00:22:37.240
  • and to get you to think contrary
  • 00:22:37.240 --> 00:22:40.020
  • to what God has called you.
  • 00:22:40.020 --> 00:22:41.280
  • Congregation: (murmurs of agreement).
  • 00:22:41.280 --> 00:22:43.050
  • Pastor: Are you hearing what I'm saying?
  • 00:22:43.050 --> 00:22:44.070
  • Congregation: Yes.
  • 00:22:44.070 --> 00:22:45.000
  • Shout this, I have
  • 00:22:45.000 --> 00:22:45.230
  • Congregation: I have
  • 00:22:45.230 --> 00:22:46.240
  • Pastor: a Bible-sized view
  • 00:22:46.240 --> 00:22:48.090
  • Congregation: a Bible-sized view
  • 00:22:48.090 --> 00:22:50.000
  • Pastor: of God
  • 00:22:50.000 --> 00:22:50.240
  • Congregation: of God
  • 00:22:50.240 --> 00:22:51.210
  • Pastor: and of Satan.
  • 00:22:51.210 --> 00:22:52.190
  • Congregation: and of Satan.
  • 00:22:52.190 --> 00:22:53.160
  • Pastor: And from the Bible
  • 00:22:53.160 --> 00:22:54.210
  • Congregation: And from the Bible
  • 00:22:54.210 --> 00:22:55.190
  • Pastor: I see God
  • 00:22:55.190 --> 00:22:56.250
  • Congregation: I see God
  • 00:22:56.250 --> 00:22:57.200
  • Pastor: being exalted
  • 00:22:57.200 --> 00:22:58.270
  • Congregation: being exalted
  • 00:22:58.270 --> 00:22:59.200
  • Pastor: I see Satan
  • 00:22:59.200 --> 00:23:00.270
  • Congregation: I see Satan
  • 00:23:00.270 --> 00:23:02.010
  • Pastor: defeated,
  • 00:23:02.010 --> 00:23:02.250
  • Congregation: defeated,
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  • Pastor: in Jesus name.
  • 00:23:03.190 --> 00:23:04.160
  • Congregation: in Jesus name.
  • 00:23:04.160 --> 00:23:05.050
  • (applause)
  • 00:23:05.050 --> 00:23:06.110
  • Pastor: Now watch this, watch this.
  • 00:23:06.110 --> 00:23:10.290
  • So, verse number 17, who made the world
  • 00:23:10.290 --> 00:23:16.180
  • as a wilderness.
  • 00:23:16.180 --> 00:23:20.050
  • You see that?
  • 00:23:20.050 --> 00:23:21.220
  • Come on verse 16, do you see it?
  • 00:23:21.220 --> 00:23:23.140
  • Congregation: Yes.
  • 00:23:23.140 --> 00:23:24.120
  • pastor: No verse 17, who made-
  • 00:23:24.120 --> 00:23:25.220
  • You can't see it in 16, why'd you say that?
  • 00:23:25.220 --> 00:23:27.290
  • In verse 17, who made the world as a wilderness.
  • 00:23:27.290 --> 00:23:33.100
  • Now flip back over there to Genesis,
  • 00:23:33.100 --> 00:23:36.180
  • and you'll see exactly where this whole thing kicks off.
  • 00:23:36.180 --> 00:23:39.280
  • Because in verse number one, he says there,
  • 00:23:39.280 --> 00:23:43.040
  • in the beginning God, who is the father of light,
  • 00:23:43.040 --> 00:23:47.200
  • he created the heavens and the what?
  • 00:23:47.200 --> 00:23:50.110
  • Congregation: Earth.
  • 00:23:50.110 --> 00:23:51.140
  • Pastor: Now look at verse two.
  • 00:23:51.140 --> 00:23:53.020
  • How does the creator Gog of all life
  • 00:23:53.020 --> 00:23:55.290
  • create something that looks like two?
  • 00:23:55.290 --> 00:23:59.250
  • Come on, read two, ready read.
  • 00:23:59.250 --> 00:24:00.280
  • The earth was
  • 00:24:00.280 --> 00:24:03.110
  • Congregation: Without form.
  • 00:24:03.110 --> 00:24:04.120
  • Pastor: and
  • 00:24:04.120 --> 00:24:05.270
  • Congregation: void and darkness around. Pastor: and darkness,
  • 00:24:05.270 --> 00:24:07.240
  • Pastor: Does that sound like anything God
  • 00:24:07.260 --> 00:24:09.190
  • would start off making if he is the God of Light.
  • 00:24:09.190 --> 00:24:13.160
  • Why would he create, in the beginning
  • 00:24:13.160 --> 00:24:16.030
  • God created the heaven and the earth.
  • 00:24:16.030 --> 00:24:17.180
  • So it's obvious from one to three,
  • 00:24:17.180 --> 00:24:20.080
  • because in three God said, let there be light
  • 00:24:20.080 --> 00:24:23.250
  • and there was light it's obvious that
  • 00:24:23.250 --> 00:24:25.170
  • this fallen angel, Lucifer, Satan,
  • 00:24:25.170 --> 00:24:29.210
  • this covered cherub, once he was kicked out,
  • 00:24:29.210 --> 00:24:33.090
  • literally when God created the earth,
  • 00:24:33.090 --> 00:24:36.240
  • Satan with all of his disgust and with all of his anger
  • 00:24:36.240 --> 00:24:41.190
  • tried to get back at God
  • 00:24:41.190 --> 00:24:44.070
  • and destroy what God wanted to create.
  • 00:24:44.070 --> 00:24:46.220
  • In the beginning he created the heavens and the earth.
  • 00:24:46.220 --> 00:24:49.090
  • Satan is drop kicked out of heaven,
  • 00:24:49.090 --> 00:24:52.000
  • now he comes to earth and tears up what God made.
  • 00:24:52.000 --> 00:24:55.150
  • It's like God said, have you ever a plan for
  • 00:24:55.150 --> 00:25:00.110
  • a child in your home and part of your planning
  • 00:25:00.110 --> 00:25:03.120
  • involved a nursery and you would go in and paint
  • 00:25:03.120 --> 00:25:07.230
  • your nursery and put up fine things?
  • 00:25:07.230 --> 00:25:09.220
  • Imagine if someone were to come in there
  • 00:25:09.220 --> 00:25:12.120
  • and tear up everything that you prepared.
  • 00:25:12.120 --> 00:25:15.050
  • Throw black paint on the wall, turn over.
  • 00:25:15.050 --> 00:25:17.280
  • How would you kind of feel like?
  • 00:25:17.280 --> 00:25:20.210
  • Congregation: (scattered laughing)
  • 00:25:20.230 --> 00:25:23.210
  • Pastor: So God was planning to now have
  • 00:25:23.210 --> 00:25:29.170
  • an extended family, not only in the heavans,
  • 00:25:29.170 --> 00:25:32.280
  • but in the earth.
  • 00:25:32.280 --> 00:25:34.050
  • So, he created the world for our nursery.
  • 00:25:34.050 --> 00:25:37.210
  • Congregation: Amen.
  • 00:25:37.210 --> 00:25:41.180
  • Pastor: Lord Jesus, what a nursery.
  • 00:25:41.180 --> 00:25:45.220
  • And then he put everything in the nursery
  • 00:25:46.040 --> 00:25:48.270
  • to make sure we would never need anything.
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  • You load up on diapers, you load up on Similac.
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  • They still have Similac?
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  • Congregation: Yes.
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  • Pastor: They do?
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  • Congregation: Yes.
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  • Pastor: Okay, praise the Lord.
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  • You load up on whatever things you haven't
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  • and so forth and so on.
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  • When Adam said, I'm going to give
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  • my wife the world, he could do it.
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  • Congregation: Right, yep.
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  • Pastor: When we tell our wives, girl.
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  • We just trying to get them.
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  • Congregation: (laughter)
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  • Pastor: Are you hearing what I'm saying.
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  • This boy literally owned the world.
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  • So now God gets down to verse 26, after He
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  • prepares all those things and said,
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  • let us make man and let them have dominion.
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  • Let's make them in our image in our likeness
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  • and let that man have the dominion.
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  • Satan now, because he's loss in the earth
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  • all the way down from the core of hell into the earth,
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  • all the way beneath, if you will, the throne of God.
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  • He has this amount of range in his ability
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  • to go to and fro out of the earth up into the heaven.
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  • He noticed what God is doing.
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  • God creates this nursery, then creates a man
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  • and says, you got the dominion and the authority
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  • that I have in the heavens, in the earth.
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  • Satan is baffled now, because this is the very
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  • thing that he was after.
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  • David even kind of concluded in Psalms,
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  • he says, who is, what is man
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  • that thou are mindful of him?
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  • Are you hearing what I'm saying to you?
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  • So Satan is looking at this Adam cat as though
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  • you didn't do anything to get what I've been
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  • trying to get throughout all of my existence,
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  • and now you have it.
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  • In order for me to get back like I need to get back
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  • at God, I've got to have that authority that you have.
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  • Congregation: (murmurings of agreement)
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  • Pastor: And the fight is on.
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  • And in the third chapter of Genesis, we see Satan,
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