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Praise

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August 25, 2017
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Anthony Evans and Priscilla Shirer host the Fervent Tour from the Playstation Theatre in New York City with music by Anthony Evans.

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  • - Anthony Evans: So excited
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  • to be in Times Square.
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  • Who gets to do this?
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  • Who gets to do this?
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  • - all: Watch The Fervent Tour
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  • on TBN.
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  • on TBN.
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  • - Priscilla Shirer: Hey, there.
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  • I'm Priscilla standing right
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  • in the middle of Times Square.
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  • This is so exciting.
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  • We're gonna be at
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  • the PlayStation Theater tonight
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  • for a night of worship
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  • and in the Word of God
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  • I hope you'll join us.
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  • Pick up the phone,
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  • call a friend.
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  • It's gonna be a great evening.
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  • Let's go right
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  • Let's go right
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  • - Anthony: We have not come
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  • here to worship for you.
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  • We have come to worship with
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  • you, a God who is faithful and
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  • somehow seems to work our messes
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  • together to make miracles.
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  • That is the God that we are here
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  • to worship with you here in this
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  • room tonight and those of you
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  • watching on TBN.
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  • We are so glad that you are here
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  • with us and we want you to
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  • worship with us tonight,
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  • all right?
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  • Is that a deal?
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  • Can you worship with us?
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  • Get on your feet and
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  • sing it with us.
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  • C'mon, sing!
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  • Your love is devoted
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  • like a ring of solid gold.
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  • Like a vow that's
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  • been tested
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  • like a covenant of old.
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  • And your love is enduring,
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  • through the winter rain
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  • with mercy for today.
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  • Faithful you have been
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  • You pledge yourself to me
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  • and that's why I sing.
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  • Your praise will ever
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  • be on my lips.
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  • Ever be on my lips.
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  • Your praise will ever
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  • be on my lips.
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  • Ever be on my lips.
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  • Your praise will ever
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  • be on my lips.
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  • Ever be on my lips.
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  • Your praise will ever
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  • be on my lips.
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  • Ever be on my lips.
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  • Oh, forever your praise
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  • will be on my lips.
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  • - Anthony: You, Father,
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  • the orphan.
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  • C'mon, sing it with us, sing!
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  • You, Father, the orphan.
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  • Your kindness makes us whole
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  • And you shoulder
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  • our weakness
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  • and your strength
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  • becomes our own.
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  • Now you're making
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  • me like you.
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  • Clothing me in white,
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  • bringing beauty from ashes
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  • for you will have your bride
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  • free from all her guilt
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  • and rid of all her shame
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  • and known by her true name
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  • and that's why I sing.
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  • Your praise will ever
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  • be on my lips.
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  • Ever be on my lips.
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  • Your praise will ever be
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  • on my lips.
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  • Ever be on my lips.
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  • Your praise will ever be
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  • on my lips.
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  • Ever be on my lips.
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  • Your praise will ever be
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  • on my lips.
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  • Ever be on my lips.
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  • You will be praised, you
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  • will be praised with angels
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  • and saints and we sing,
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  • worthy are you, Lord.
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  • You will be praised, you
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  • will be praised with angels
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  • and saints and we sing,
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  • worthy are you, Lord.
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  • You will be praised, you
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  • will be praised with angels
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  • and saints and we sing,
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  • worthy are you, Lord.
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  • You will be praised, you
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  • will be praised with angels
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  • and saints and we sing,
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  • worthy are you, Lord.
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  • And that's why I sing
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  • your praise will
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  • ever be on my lips.
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  • Ever be on my lips.
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  • Your praise will
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  • ever be on my lips.
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  • Ever be on my lips.
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  • Your praise will
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  • ever be on my lips.
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  • Ever be on my lips.
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  • Your praise will
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  • ever be on my lips.
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  • Ever be on my lips.
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  • For forever, your praise
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  • will be on my lips.
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  • - Anthony: Put your hands
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  • together with us
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  • like this, c'mon.
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  • I can't believe that
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  • your love made me new.
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  • I've found everything that
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  • Lost and afraid but
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  • you called me your own.
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  • Never too far to be found,
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  • you're my home.
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  • Your love is ever reaching.
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  • This life has been forgiven.
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  • My world has been invaded,
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  • all I know.
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  • all I know.
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  • My heart is now your home.
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  • You own the skies yet
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  • you still want my heart.
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  • I was a part of your plan
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  • I was a part of your plan
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  • from the very start.
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  • All of the shame from
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  • my past fades away.
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  • You know the depths
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  • of my heart;
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  • you still love me the same.
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  • - Anthony: If you're excited,
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  • c'mon, put your hands together.
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  • Your love is ever reaching.
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  • This life has been forgiven.
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  • My world has been invaded,
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  • all I know.
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  • all I know.
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  • My heart is now your home.
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  • My heart is now your home.
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  • You pursue me.
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  • You promise to be
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  • all I need.
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  • Sing!
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  • You're my fire.
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  • You take me higher.
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  • Now I'm free.
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  • Sing!
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  • You pursue me,
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  • promise to be all I need.
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  • Sing!
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  • You're my fire.
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  • You take me higher.
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  • Now I'm free.
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  • Your love is ever reaching.
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  • This life has been forgiven
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  • My world has been invaded,
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  • all I know.
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  • all I know.
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  • My heart is now your home.
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  • - all: We're expecting God
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  • - Anthony: We hope that you're
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  • enjoying The Fervent Tour
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  • with us tonight.
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  • We hope that you've
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  • enjoyed worship.
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  • Now we get to go and listen
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  • to one of the most prolific
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  • speakers and I would--I mean,
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  • she's my sister and, growing up,
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  • she just talked a lot and now it
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  • makes a whole lot of sense.
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  • So let's go live right now
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  • to Priscilla Shirer as she
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  • - Priscilla: Lord, Lord, we say
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  • that you are great and we honor
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  • your name in this place.
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  • We pray now, Lord, that as we
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  • turn our attention to the
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  • Scriptures you would do what
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  • only you can.
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  • Would you take this one little
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  • simple message, would you divide
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  • it several thousand different
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  • ways so that every single person
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  • under the sound of my voice in
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  • this room and beyond on the
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  • other side of that screen will
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  • know beyond a shadow of a doubt
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  • that today they have heard
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  • the voice of God.
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  • We pray for the illumination of
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  • your Spirit over this word
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  • tonight.
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  • Do it, Father.
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  • We're your servants and we are
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  • listening, in Jesus' mighty,
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  • As I mentioned to you, got
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  • these boys that I am raising.
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  • The distinguishing
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  • characteristic of my sons
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  • They are big boys.
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  • Just to give you some frame of
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  • reference, my 14-year-old
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  • wears a size 14 shoe.
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  • When I say, "big," I mean big.
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  • He is 6 feet tall.
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  • My 12-year-old wears
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  • a size 13 shoe.
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  • He's about 5' 11" or so.
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  • He's right underneath
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  • his brother.
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  • And then you saw Jude.
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  • He's a pretty big 8-year-old.
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  • So I've got these big boys.
  • 00:11:35.240 --> 00:11:36.240
  • One of the ways that their size
  • 00:11:36.240 --> 00:11:38.050
  • actually works on their behalf
  • 00:11:38.050 --> 00:11:39.210
  • is that they enjoy sports.
  • 00:11:39.210 --> 00:11:41.250
  • They love sports.
  • 00:11:41.250 --> 00:11:42.180
  • So whatever is in season
  • 00:11:42.180 --> 00:11:43.270
  • at the time, then it's
  • 00:11:43.270 --> 00:11:44.250
  • probably what we are playing.
  • 00:11:44.250 --> 00:11:46.120
  • And we just came out of
  • 00:11:46.120 --> 00:11:47.160
  • basketball season and
  • 00:11:47.160 --> 00:11:48.160
  • then we hit baseball season.
  • 00:11:48.160 --> 00:11:49.170
  • Then football rolls around.
  • 00:11:49.170 --> 00:11:50.260
  • We just go from one thing
  • 00:11:50.260 --> 00:11:51.260
  • to the other.
  • 00:11:51.260 --> 00:11:52.170
  • And I have to say that until
  • 00:11:52.170 --> 00:11:53.230
  • in recent years my middle son,
  • 00:11:53.230 --> 00:11:56.050
  • his thing was baseball.
  • 00:11:56.050 --> 00:11:57.260
  • That was really his thing,
  • 00:11:57.260 --> 00:11:58.250
  • it was his knack.
  • 00:11:58.250 --> 00:12:00.020
  • He had a natural inclination
  • 00:12:00.020 --> 00:12:01.250
  • toward it, not only to liking
  • 00:12:01.250 --> 00:12:03.060
  • it but to playing the game.
  • 00:12:03.060 --> 00:12:05.110
  • And I think because of his size,
  • 00:12:05.110 --> 00:12:06.130
  • he did really well at it.
  • 00:12:06.130 --> 00:12:08.040
  • When he got a good hit because
  • 00:12:08.040 --> 00:12:09.060
  • of his, again, his size,
  • 00:12:09.060 --> 00:12:10.130
  • he just would get
  • 00:12:10.130 --> 00:12:11.130
  • a good powerful strong hit.
  • 00:12:11.130 --> 00:12:12.210
  • And I remember at 10,
  • 00:12:12.210 --> 00:12:13.230
  • he was able to send the
  • 00:12:13.230 --> 00:12:15.050
  • ball over the fence line
  • 00:12:15.050 --> 00:12:17.280
  • when he got a home run.
  • 00:12:17.280 --> 00:12:19.140
  • He was great at first base.
  • 00:12:19.140 --> 00:12:20.240
  • He made lots of stops and lots
  • 00:12:20.240 --> 00:12:22.020
  • of outs and so, for a lot of
  • 00:12:22.020 --> 00:12:23.100
  • years there, that's all he
  • 00:12:23.100 --> 00:12:24.030
  • played, baseball.
  • 00:12:24.030 --> 00:12:25.060
  • And we were really proud of him,
  • 00:12:25.060 --> 00:12:26.200
  • 'cause he really did have
  • 00:12:26.200 --> 00:12:27.120
  • a natural knack for it.
  • 00:12:27.120 --> 00:12:28.240
  • He had a lot of growing and
  • 00:12:28.240 --> 00:12:29.150
  • a lot of maturing to do,
  • 00:12:29.150 --> 00:12:30.290
  • of course, and he knew that
  • 00:12:30.290 --> 00:12:32.010
  • but he loved the game
  • 00:12:32.010 --> 00:12:33.200
  • and he loved to work hard.
  • 00:12:33.200 --> 00:12:35.000
  • I was excited about baseball
  • 00:12:35.000 --> 00:12:36.060
  • season because I actually
  • 00:12:36.060 --> 00:12:37.080
  • enjoy baseball season.
  • 00:12:37.080 --> 00:12:38.180
  • I like spring ball.
  • 00:12:38.180 --> 00:12:40.000
  • I like it because you go out
  • 00:12:40.000 --> 00:12:41.010
  • there for those practices in
  • 00:12:41.010 --> 00:12:42.020
  • the cool of the spring evening
  • 00:12:42.020 --> 00:12:43.290
  • and you sit there, you know,
  • 00:12:43.290 --> 00:12:44.280
  • as the night grows dim
  • 00:12:44.280 --> 00:12:46.220
  • and the lights are on.
  • 00:12:46.220 --> 00:12:48.240
  • Underneath those bright white
  • 00:12:48.240 --> 00:12:50.170
  • lights on the baseball diamond,
  • 00:12:50.170 --> 00:12:51.270
  • you got that cool spring breeze
  • 00:12:51.270 --> 00:12:53.090
  • brushing across your cheeks and
  • 00:12:53.090 --> 00:12:54.240
  • you just get to sit there and
  • 00:12:54.240 --> 00:12:56.040
  • enjoy a nice spring evening.
  • 00:12:56.040 --> 00:12:58.050
  • I even love the early Saturday
  • 00:12:58.050 --> 00:12:59.190
  • morning games.
  • 00:12:59.190 --> 00:13:01.010
  • Crisp, early spring mornings.
  • 00:13:01.010 --> 00:13:03.130
  • You're sitting there with your
  • 00:13:03.130 --> 00:13:04.080
  • Starbucks in hand, next to
  • 00:13:04.080 --> 00:13:05.200
  • the other parents, as you watch
  • 00:13:05.200 --> 00:13:06.270
  • your children enjoying the game.
  • 00:13:06.270 --> 00:13:09.070
  • I like spring ball.
  • 00:13:09.070 --> 00:13:10.230
  • The only problem with spring
  • 00:13:10.230 --> 00:13:12.060
  • ball is that it's going
  • 00:13:12.060 --> 00:13:14.070
  • to become summer ball.
  • 00:13:14.120 --> 00:13:17.120
  • And I'm not exactly sure what
  • 00:13:17.120 --> 00:13:18.150
  • happens in the part of the world
  • 00:13:18.150 --> 00:13:19.160
  • where you might live and come
  • 00:13:19.160 --> 00:13:20.250
  • from but I will tell you in
  • 00:13:20.250 --> 00:13:22.010
  • Dallas, Texas, in the summer it
  • 00:13:22.010 --> 00:13:23.240
  • does not just warm up slightly.
  • 00:13:24.180 --> 00:13:27.180
  • It is an intense palatable heat
  • 00:13:28.100 --> 00:13:31.100
  • where you feel like the sun
  • 00:13:31.100 --> 00:13:32.250
  • is mad at you about something.
  • 00:13:32.250 --> 00:13:35.190
  • Like maybe you did something
  • 00:13:35.190 --> 00:13:36.250
  • to the sun and the sun is
  • 00:13:36.250 --> 00:13:37.270
  • trying to get you back.
  • 00:13:37.270 --> 00:13:38.290
  • That's what it feels like,
  • 00:13:38.290 --> 00:13:39.240
  • all summer long.
  • 00:13:39.240 --> 00:13:41.010
  • And you're still trying to
  • 00:13:41.010 --> 00:13:41.260
  • be okay at the games and you
  • 00:13:41.260 --> 00:13:42.200
  • are when there's just one
  • 00:13:42.200 --> 00:13:43.220
  • game on a Saturday morning.
  • 00:13:43.220 --> 00:13:45.100
  • The problem is that at the end
  • 00:13:45.100 --> 00:13:46.120
  • of every season, they have the
  • 00:13:46.120 --> 00:13:48.150
  • nerve to have a tournament,
  • 00:13:48.150 --> 00:13:51.140
  • which means you're coming
  • 00:13:51.140 --> 00:13:52.230
  • out there on a Thursday.
  • 00:13:52.230 --> 00:13:54.120
  • You're gonna be there for
  • 00:13:54.120 --> 00:13:55.010
  • the 8 a.m. game and then
  • 00:13:55.010 --> 00:13:56.070
  • you're gonna be there
  • 00:13:56.070 --> 00:13:57.050
  • for the 10 a.m. game.
  • 00:13:57.050 --> 00:13:58.170
  • Then they're gonna give you a
  • 00:13:58.170 --> 00:13:59.080
  • little lunch break but then
  • 00:13:59.080 --> 00:14:00.090
  • you've gotta come back for the 2
  • 00:14:00.090 --> 00:14:01.040
  • p.m. game and the 4 p.m. game.
  • 00:14:01.040 --> 00:14:03.180
  • And then depending upon how your
  • 00:14:03.180 --> 00:14:04.160
  • team did, they're gonna take
  • 00:14:04.160 --> 00:14:06.020
  • your son's team, they're going
  • 00:14:06.020 --> 00:14:07.280
  • to shift them to an entirely
  • 00:14:07.280 --> 00:14:09.110
  • different bracket so that you've
  • 00:14:09.110 --> 00:14:10.200
  • gotta come back on Friday at
  • 00:14:10.200 --> 00:14:12.070
  • 8 a.m. and then at 10 a.m.
  • 00:14:12.070 --> 00:14:14.100
  • and then they're gonna give you
  • 00:14:14.100 --> 00:14:15.200
  • a little bit of lunch break but
  • 00:14:15.200 --> 00:14:16.200
  • you've gotta come back for the
  • 00:14:16.200 --> 00:14:17.180
  • 2 p.m. game and the 4 p.m. game.
  • 00:14:17.180 --> 00:14:19.210
  • And then if your kid's team had
  • 00:14:19.210 --> 00:14:21.180
  • the nerve to do well, you've
  • 00:14:21.180 --> 00:14:23.000
  • gotta come back on Saturday at 8
  • 00:14:23.000 --> 00:14:25.070
  • a.m. and 10 a.m, 2 p.m., 4 p.m.,
  • 00:14:25.080 --> 00:14:28.080
  • and then Sunday again.
  • 00:14:28.080 --> 00:14:30.110
  • And you're sitting out there,
  • 00:14:30.110 --> 00:14:31.150
  • trying to be okay with the fact
  • 00:14:31.150 --> 00:14:33.000
  • that your kid is doing well.
  • 00:14:33.000 --> 00:14:34.220
  • But you are hot and you're
  • 00:14:34.220 --> 00:14:36.270
  • underneath that outdoor tent
  • 00:14:36.270 --> 00:14:38.050
  • that the sporting goods store
  • 00:14:38.050 --> 00:14:39.290
  • promised you would help to stave
  • 00:14:39.290 --> 00:14:42.020
  • off some of the heat but there
  • 00:14:42.020 --> 00:14:43.120
  • you sit, underneath that tent,
  • 00:14:43.120 --> 00:14:44.280
  • not just sweating that cute
  • 00:14:44.280 --> 00:14:47.080
  • glistening kind of sweat.
  • 00:14:47.080 --> 00:14:48.280
  • I'm talking about the kind that
  • 00:14:48.280 --> 00:14:49.250
  • rolls down your face and down
  • 00:14:49.250 --> 00:14:52.170
  • the inside of your T-shirt.
  • 00:14:52.170 --> 00:14:54.260
  • You know what I'm talking about.
  • 00:14:54.260 --> 00:14:56.080
  • And you're sitting there, trying
  • 00:14:56.080 --> 00:14:57.040
  • to be happy but really you're
  • 00:14:57.040 --> 00:14:58.080
  • wondering if it's ever okay to
  • 00:14:58.080 --> 00:14:59.230
  • pray your kid loses so you can
  • 00:15:00.050 --> 00:15:03.050
  • go home.
  • 00:15:03.050 --> 00:15:05.100
  • Please tell me that I have
  • 00:15:05.100 --> 00:15:05.290
  • a witness in the house today,
  • 00:15:05.290 --> 00:15:07.100
  • anybody?
  • 00:15:07.100 --> 00:15:09.070
  • And I remember one tournament,
  • 00:15:09.070 --> 00:15:11.120
  • this was our story.
  • 00:15:11.120 --> 00:15:13.280
  • It was the exact story because
  • 00:15:13.280 --> 00:15:15.000
  • it was a scorching hot summer in
  • 00:15:15.000 --> 00:15:16.190
  • Dallas/Fort Worth.
  • 00:15:16.190 --> 00:15:17.210
  • We were sitting out there in the
  • 00:15:17.210 --> 00:15:18.190
  • heat, trying to be excited that
  • 00:15:18.190 --> 00:15:20.180
  • he and his team were doing well.
  • 00:15:20.180 --> 00:15:22.100
  • We could not wait for the lunch
  • 00:15:22.100 --> 00:15:23.280
  • break because then we'd get to
  • 00:15:23.280 --> 00:15:25.020
  • go to a restaurant where there
  • 00:15:25.020 --> 00:15:26.050
  • was air condition.
  • 00:15:26.050 --> 00:15:27.110
  • So we did that.
  • 00:15:27.110 --> 00:15:28.200
  • We went and had ice water that
  • 00:15:28.200 --> 00:15:29.140
  • actually still had ice in it.
  • 00:15:29.140 --> 00:15:31.090
  • We sat there and refreshed
  • 00:15:31.090 --> 00:15:32.060
  • ourselves for just a little
  • 00:15:32.060 --> 00:15:33.080
  • while.
  • 00:15:33.080 --> 00:15:33.260
  • Came back ready for the next
  • 00:15:33.260 --> 00:15:35.030
  • game at 2 p.m.
  • 00:15:35.030 --> 00:15:36.250
  • We got all of the gear out of
  • 00:15:36.250 --> 00:15:38.030
  • the back of the car and all of
  • 00:15:38.030 --> 00:15:39.110
  • the bats and the bags and the
  • 00:15:39.110 --> 00:15:40.190
  • ice chests, you know, as you do.
  • 00:15:40.190 --> 00:15:42.190
  • And we walked over toward the
  • 00:15:42.190 --> 00:15:44.020
  • baseball dugout where the next
  • 00:15:44.020 --> 00:15:45.210
  • game was gonna be played.
  • 00:15:45.210 --> 00:15:47.030
  • There was just a short distance
  • 00:15:47.030 --> 00:15:48.080
  • from the car park where we
  • 00:15:48.080 --> 00:15:49.200
  • parked over toward the dugout
  • 00:15:49.200 --> 00:15:51.080
  • and I was walking behind
  • 00:15:51.080 --> 00:15:52.200
  • Jerry Junior, my second son.
  • 00:15:52.200 --> 00:15:54.250
  • He is a gregarious personality.
  • 00:15:54.250 --> 00:15:56.290
  • He's up for a challenge.
  • 00:15:56.290 --> 00:15:58.250
  • He's kind of outgoing.
  • 00:15:58.250 --> 00:16:00.040
  • And so he was excited about this
  • 00:16:00.040 --> 00:16:01.280
  • next game.
  • 00:16:01.280 --> 00:16:02.190
  • I remember as I followed him
  • 00:16:02.190 --> 00:16:03.150
  • that I saw this enthusiasm in
  • 00:16:03.150 --> 00:16:05.150
  • his walk.
  • 00:16:05.150 --> 00:16:06.190
  • His chin was up.
  • 00:16:06.190 --> 00:16:07.130
  • He kind of had a skip in his
  • 00:16:07.130 --> 00:16:08.210
  • step, excited about the next
  • 00:16:08.210 --> 00:16:09.250
  • game.
  • 00:16:09.250 --> 00:16:10.170
  • His shoulders were back.
  • 00:16:10.170 --> 00:16:11.170
  • He was looking forward to it.
  • 00:16:11.170 --> 00:16:13.090
  • I also saw, because I was behind
  • 00:16:13.090 --> 00:16:14.210
  • him, when his countenance
  • 00:16:14.210 --> 00:16:16.160
  • completely changed.
  • 00:16:16.160 --> 00:16:18.140
  • In the short walk, literally
  • 00:16:18.140 --> 00:16:19.290
  • from the parking lot to the
  • 00:16:19.290 --> 00:16:21.000
  • dugout, I watched my boy's
  • 00:16:21.000 --> 00:16:22.080
  • shoulders start to slump over.
  • 00:16:22.080 --> 00:16:24.140
  • I saw him start wringing his
  • 00:16:24.140 --> 00:16:25.170
  • hands like he was nervous.
  • 00:16:25.170 --> 00:16:27.060
  • I saw his eyes get a little bit
  • 00:16:27.060 --> 00:16:28.200
  • shifty.
  • 00:16:28.200 --> 00:16:29.260
  • I watched him sort of turn into
  • 00:16:29.260 --> 00:16:31.200
  • a little sluggish walking person
  • 00:16:31.200 --> 00:16:33.220
  • that seemed intimidated and
  • 00:16:33.220 --> 00:16:35.020
  • insecure.
  • 00:16:35.020 --> 00:16:36.010
  • I couldn't figure out what
  • 00:16:36.010 --> 00:16:37.260
  • had caused the change.
  • 00:16:37.260 --> 00:16:39.080
  • So I started looking around
  • 00:16:39.080 --> 00:16:40.100
  • 'cause I'm following behind
  • 00:16:40.100 --> 00:16:41.070
  • my boy and I'm seeing
  • 00:16:41.070 --> 00:16:42.160
  • what's happening.
  • 00:16:42.160 --> 00:16:43.070
  • I started to look around and I
  • 00:16:43.070 --> 00:16:44.070
  • realized that as we were walking
  • 00:16:44.070 --> 00:16:46.120
  • we were passing some players
  • 00:16:46.120 --> 00:16:48.090
  • from another team.
  • 00:16:48.090 --> 00:16:49.200
  • They were all sprawled out in
  • 00:16:49.200 --> 00:16:51.130
  • the grass underneath the shade
  • 00:16:51.130 --> 00:16:53.010
  • of a huge tree just refreshing
  • 00:16:53.010 --> 00:16:54.220
  • themselves before the next game
  • 00:16:54.220 --> 00:16:56.060
  • as well.
  • 00:16:56.060 --> 00:16:57.020
  • And I saw them and I looked at
  • 00:16:57.020 --> 00:16:58.170
  • them as we were passing by and I
  • 00:16:58.170 --> 00:17:00.050
  • realized this was the team we
  • 00:17:00.050 --> 00:17:02.010
  • were about to play next.
  • 00:17:02.010 --> 00:17:04.230
  • And the more I walked by them,
  • 00:17:04.230 --> 00:17:06.040
  • the more I realized what was
  • 00:17:06.040 --> 00:17:07.180
  • wrong with my boy.
  • 00:17:07.180 --> 00:17:09.230
  • We had faced this team earlier
  • 00:17:09.230 --> 00:17:12.230
  • in the season and when we had
  • 00:17:12.230 --> 00:17:15.040
  • played this team earlier in
  • 00:17:15.040 --> 00:17:16.070
  • the season, this team had
  • 00:17:16.070 --> 00:17:18.180
  • annihilated my boy and his team.
  • 00:17:18.240 --> 00:17:21.240
  • I remember it had been
  • 00:17:21.240 --> 00:17:22.130
  • a complete upset.
  • 00:17:22.130 --> 00:17:23.180
  • It was a complete embarrassment,
  • 00:17:23.180 --> 00:17:25.150
  • actually, 'cause these boys on
  • 00:17:25.150 --> 00:17:26.110
  • this team, they were serious
  • 00:17:26.110 --> 00:17:27.270
  • players.
  • 00:17:27.270 --> 00:17:29.160
  • Been playing since they were
  • 00:17:29.160 --> 00:17:30.070
  • young.
  • 00:17:30.070 --> 00:17:30.280
  • Serious baseball players.
  • 00:17:30.280 --> 00:17:32.030
  • I'm talking about the kind of
  • 00:17:32.030 --> 00:17:32.280
  • team that had the serious
  • 00:17:32.280 --> 00:17:34.050
  • parents.
  • 00:17:35.110 --> 00:17:38.110
  • Ain't nobody got time
  • 00:17:38.110 --> 00:17:39.240
  • for all that.
  • 00:17:39.240 --> 00:17:42.010
  • These are the kind of parents,
  • 00:17:42.010 --> 00:17:43.270
  • you know who--the ones.
  • 00:17:43.270 --> 00:17:45.020
  • The ones where, you know, when
  • 00:17:45.020 --> 00:17:46.060
  • they gave birth to that boy,
  • 00:17:46.060 --> 00:17:47.190
  • they put a mitt on one hand,
  • 00:17:47.190 --> 00:17:48.290
  • a baseball in the other.
  • 00:17:48.290 --> 00:17:50.280
  • They've been waiting for this
  • 00:17:50.280 --> 00:17:52.030
  • moment their whole life,
  • 00:17:52.030 --> 00:17:53.130
  • just too serious.
  • 00:17:53.130 --> 00:17:55.070
  • I remembered this team, and we
  • 00:17:55.070 --> 00:17:56.180
  • were about to play them again.
  • 00:17:56.180 --> 00:17:57.170
  • They were good.
  • 00:17:57.170 --> 00:17:58.170
  • And when my boy saw 'em,
  • 00:17:58.170 --> 00:17:59.260
  • his countenance changed.
  • 00:17:59.260 --> 00:18:01.250
  • We had to walk right by them,
  • 00:18:01.250 --> 00:18:03.140
  • literally right on the path that
  • 00:18:03.140 --> 00:18:04.140
  • was right next to that grass and
  • 00:18:04.140 --> 00:18:05.230
  • so we were very close to them.
  • 00:18:05.230 --> 00:18:07.270
  • Two of them started whispering
  • 00:18:07.270 --> 00:18:09.070
  • to each other.
  • 00:18:09.070 --> 00:18:11.060
  • I think they thought they were
  • 00:18:11.060 --> 00:18:12.140
  • whispering but we could hear
  • 00:18:12.140 --> 00:18:13.170
  • them.
  • 00:18:13.170 --> 00:18:14.250
  • One leaned over to the other and
  • 00:18:14.250 --> 00:18:15.240
  • he said, "There goes that big
  • 00:18:15.240 --> 00:18:18.170
  • kid from the Red Sox team."
  • 00:18:18.170 --> 00:18:21.160
  • "Is he the one that hit the ball
  • 00:18:21.160 --> 00:18:22.090
  • and it went over the fence?"
  • 00:18:22.090 --> 00:18:23.290
  • "Yup, he's the one that was
  • 00:18:23.290 --> 00:18:25.180
  • at first base and caught
  • 00:18:25.180 --> 00:18:27.000
  • those outs."
  • 00:18:27.000 --> 00:18:28.160
  • "So that's Jerry Shirer?"
  • 00:18:29.240 --> 00:18:32.240
  • When my boy heard his name cross
  • 00:18:35.000 --> 00:18:38.000
  • the lips of the opposing team
  • 00:18:38.000 --> 00:18:39.170
  • members, those shoulders that
  • 00:18:39.170 --> 00:18:40.200
  • were slumped over all of a
  • 00:18:40.200 --> 00:18:42.010
  • sudden they got pushed back
  • 00:18:42.010 --> 00:18:43.170
  • again.
  • 00:18:43.170 --> 00:18:44.250
  • I watched his chin go back up.
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  • I watched him get a little swag
  • 00:18:46.100 --> 00:18:47.150
  • back in his step.
  • 00:18:49.100 --> 00:18:52.100
  • In fact, we had to bring him
  • 00:18:52.100 --> 00:18:53.080
  • down a few notches before
  • 00:18:53.080 --> 00:18:54.200
  • the next game started.
  • 00:18:54.200 --> 00:18:56.090
  • It's amazing how your
  • 00:18:56.090 --> 00:18:57.220
  • countenance changes, not because
  • 00:18:57.220 --> 00:19:00.020
  • your circumstances did, not
  • 00:19:00.020 --> 00:19:01.220
  • because the challenge went away,
  • 00:19:01.220 --> 00:19:03.100
  • but just because you overhear
  • 00:19:03.100 --> 00:19:05.080
  • and really understand what
  • 00:19:05.080 --> 00:19:06.220
  • the enemy thinks about you
  • 00:19:06.220 --> 00:19:07.290
  • when he sees you coming.
  • 00:19:07.290 --> 00:19:10.070
  • Because the reality is if you
  • 00:19:10.070 --> 00:19:11.120
  • are a son or a daughter
  • 00:19:11.120 --> 00:19:13.030
  • in Jesus Christ,
  • 00:19:13.030 --> 00:19:14.220
  • grafted into the family
  • 00:19:14.220 --> 00:19:15.280
  • of God, when the enemy sees you,
  • 00:19:15.280 --> 00:19:17.230
  • he does not see you or me in our
  • 00:19:17.230 --> 00:19:19.210
  • frailty and in our weaknesses.
  • 00:19:19.210 --> 00:19:21.180
  • He sees the power and the Spirit
  • 00:19:21.180 --> 00:19:24.120
  • of Almighty God that is on the
  • 00:19:24.120 --> 00:19:25.190
  • inside of you.
  • 00:19:25.190 --> 00:19:28.110
  • And the truth is, listen to me.
  • 00:19:28.110 --> 00:19:29.260
  • Even if you do not believe, even
  • 00:19:29.260 --> 00:19:32.010
  • if I don't believe, every single
  • 00:19:32.010 --> 00:19:33.200
  • thing that the Word of God
  • 00:19:33.200 --> 00:19:35.050
  • declares to be true about us,
  • 00:19:35.050 --> 00:19:36.220
  • even if we don't believe it,
  • 00:19:36.220 --> 00:19:38.070
  • the enemy does.
  • 00:19:38.070 --> 00:19:40.010
  • He knows you have already been
  • 00:19:40.010 --> 00:19:41.050
  • forgiven.
  • 00:19:41.050 --> 00:19:42.170
  • He knows that there is therefore
  • 00:19:42.170 --> 00:19:44.000
  • now no condemnation for those of
  • 00:19:44.000 --> 00:19:45.130
  • us who are in Christ Jesus.
  • 00:19:45.130 --> 00:19:47.120
  • He knows that you have been made
  • 00:19:47.120 --> 00:19:48.150
  • competent by the Spirit of God.
  • 00:19:48.150 --> 00:19:50.150
  • He knows that there is no guilt,
  • 00:19:50.150 --> 00:19:52.000
  • no shame, that there is no fear
  • 00:19:52.000 --> 00:19:54.050
  • that is given to you
  • 00:19:54.050 --> 00:19:55.090
  • by your great God.
  • 00:19:55.090 --> 00:19:56.170
  • He knows that you've already
  • 00:19:56.170 --> 00:19:57.170
  • been given the victory.
  • 00:19:57.170 --> 00:19:58.270
  • He knows that he is already
  • 00:19:58.270 --> 00:20:00.090
  • underneath your feet.
  • 00:20:00.090 --> 00:20:01.230
  • He knows that he can form
  • 00:20:01.230 --> 00:20:03.040
  • a weapon against you but that
  • 00:20:03.040 --> 00:20:05.100
  • that weapon has absolutely no
  • 00:20:05.100 --> 00:20:07.070
  • possibility of prospering in
  • 00:20:07.070 --> 00:20:08.210
  • your life.
  • 00:20:08.210 --> 00:20:09.220
  • And y'all, in the end, he knows
  • 00:20:09.220 --> 00:20:11.270
  • that we win.
  • 00:20:12.020 --> 00:20:15.020
  • And I'm saying to you what a
  • 00:20:15.020 --> 00:20:17.120
  • shame it would be for the enemy
  • 00:20:17.170 --> 00:20:20.170
  • to believe more about our
  • 00:20:20.170 --> 00:20:21.290
  • potential than we do.
  • 00:20:22.100 --> 00:20:25.100
  • I want you to hear tonight what
  • 00:20:25.100 --> 00:20:27.000
  • a shame it would be if he could
  • 00:20:27.000 --> 00:20:28.140
  • just sprawl out enough trouble,
  • 00:20:28.140 --> 00:20:30.180
  • tinker with your life enough,
  • 00:20:30.180 --> 00:20:32.260
  • cause there to be enough
  • 00:20:32.260 --> 00:20:34.040
  • inklings of hardship and
  • 00:20:34.040 --> 00:20:35.200
  • difficulty that it causes you to
  • 00:20:35.200 --> 00:20:37.040
  • shrink back in such fear and
  • 00:20:37.040 --> 00:20:39.250
  • insecurity that you won't even
  • 00:20:39.250 --> 00:20:41.130
  • attempt to step up to the plate
  • 00:20:41.130 --> 00:20:44.100
  • and be who God has called
  • 00:20:44.100 --> 00:20:45.180
  • you to be.
  • 00:20:45.180 --> 00:20:47.020
  • If you are a believer in
  • 00:20:47.020 --> 00:20:47.260
  • Jesus Christ, hear me clearly.
  • 00:20:47.260 --> 00:20:49.270
  • The enemy knows he cannot
  • 00:20:49.270 --> 00:20:51.010
  • destroy you, so he's gonna spend
  • 00:20:51.010 --> 00:20:53.190
  • the rest of his time and energy
  • 00:20:53.190 --> 00:20:55.140
  • trying to so distract you and
  • 00:20:55.140 --> 00:20:57.180
  • disable you and disarm you and
  • 00:20:57.180 --> 00:20:59.130
  • discourage you that you will
  • 00:20:59.130 --> 00:21:00.290
  • never rise up and walk in
  • 00:21:00.290 --> 00:21:03.130
  • the victory that is
  • 00:21:03.130 --> 00:21:04.250
  • rightfully yours.
  • 00:21:04.250 --> 00:21:07.010
  • And it is at least in part to
  • 00:21:07.010 --> 00:21:08.290
  • this end that the apostle Paul
  • 00:21:08.290 --> 00:21:11.180
  • writes a passage of Scripture
  • 00:21:11.180 --> 00:21:14.100
  • that has become a lifeline
  • 00:21:14.100 --> 00:21:16.120
  • for me.
  • 00:21:16.120 --> 00:21:17.100
  • It is in the book of Ephesians
  • 00:21:17.100 --> 00:21:19.150
  • and if you have your Bible with
  • 00:21:19.150 --> 00:21:20.280
  • you, if you actually still use
  • 00:21:20.280 --> 00:21:22.040
  • a Bible with paper pages like I
  • 00:21:22.040 --> 00:21:24.050
  • do, or your iPhone, your iPad,
  • 00:21:24.050 --> 00:21:26.200
  • any manner of i-ness, just flip
  • 00:21:26.200 --> 00:21:28.150
  • on over or scroll on over to
  • 00:21:28.150 --> 00:21:29.280
  • the book of Ephesians.
  • 00:21:29.280 --> 00:21:31.100
  • As you turn there, let me just
  • 00:21:31.100 --> 00:21:32.170
  • tell you that the apostle Paul
  • 00:21:32.170 --> 00:21:33.260
  • gave us much of which comprises
  • 00:21:33.260 --> 00:21:36.010
  • now the New Testament.
  • 00:21:36.010 --> 00:21:37.220
  • Originally, they were letters:
  • 00:21:37.220 --> 00:21:39.110
  • letters written to 1st century
  • 00:21:39.110 --> 00:21:41.040
  • believers, the first to become
  • 00:21:41.040 --> 00:21:42.290
  • grafted into the family of God
  • 00:21:42.290 --> 00:21:45.050
  • through Jesus Christ's new
  • 00:21:45.050 --> 00:21:46.200
  • covenant of his blood shed
  • 00:21:46.200 --> 00:21:47.170
  • on Calvary.
  • 00:21:47.170 --> 00:21:48.190
  • And as they are grafted in, they
  • 00:21:48.190 --> 00:21:49.290
  • need to know how to grow, how to
  • 00:21:49.290 --> 00:21:51.030
  • be disciples, how to experience
  • 00:21:51.030 --> 00:21:53.060
  • this new life in Christ.
  • 00:21:53.060 --> 00:21:54.250
  • It would have been completely
  • 00:21:54.250 --> 00:21:55.220
  • foreign to them.
  • 00:21:55.220 --> 00:21:56.230
  • So the apostle Paul wrote
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  • letters to them that become
  • 00:21:57.280 --> 00:21:59.230
  • much of the New Testament.
  • 00:21:59.230 --> 00:22:02.010
  • Out of all of Paul's writings,
  • 00:22:02.260 --> 00:22:05.260
  • scholars say that Ephesians is
  • 00:22:05.260 --> 00:22:06.200
  • the cream of the crop.
  • 00:22:06.200 --> 00:22:08.240
  • Ephesians is like the cherry on
  • 00:22:08.240 --> 00:22:09.210
  • top of the cake.
  • 00:22:09.210 --> 00:22:11.060
  • And the reason why is
  • 00:22:11.060 --> 00:22:12.100
  • because he spends more
  • 00:22:12.100 --> 00:22:14.060
  • than first half of the book
  • 00:22:14.060 --> 00:22:15.040
  • just rehearsing who you are.
  • 00:22:15.100 --> 00:22:18.100
  • He spends more than three
  • 00:22:18.100 --> 00:22:19.050
  • chapters just trying to make
  • 00:22:19.050 --> 00:22:20.160
  • sure you know the hope of his
  • 00:22:20.160 --> 00:22:22.010
  • calling in choosing you.
  • 00:22:22.010 --> 00:22:23.250
  • He wants you to know that even
  • 00:22:23.250 --> 00:22:24.290
  • if you've been rejected by
  • 00:22:24.290 --> 00:22:26.000
  • everybody else, you were
  • 00:22:26.000 --> 00:22:27.100
  • handpicked, chosen, adopted into
  • 00:22:27.100 --> 00:22:29.190
  • the family of God.
  • 00:22:29.190 --> 00:22:31.120
  • He wants you to know that the
  • 00:22:31.120 --> 00:22:32.110
  • mercy of God is so lavish and so
  • 00:22:32.110 --> 00:22:34.140
  • grand and so great that there is
  • 00:22:34.140 --> 00:22:36.180
  • no pit of sin you have dug for
  • 00:22:36.180 --> 00:22:38.220
  • yourself that the grace of God
  • 00:22:38.220 --> 00:22:40.170
  • cannot reach down in and snatch
  • 00:22:40.170 --> 00:22:42.040
  • you up out of.
  • 00:22:42.040 --> 00:22:43.180
  • He wants you to know that you
  • 00:22:43.180 --> 00:22:44.240
  • are forgiven, that you are
  • 00:22:44.240 --> 00:22:46.010
  • chosen, that the hope of God
  • 00:22:46.010 --> 00:22:47.230
  • is great toward you.
  • 00:22:47.230 --> 00:22:49.090
  • He wants you to know the
  • 00:22:49.090 --> 00:22:50.120
  • lavishness of the redemption and
  • 00:22:50.120 --> 00:22:52.060
  • the resources that have been
  • 00:22:52.060 --> 00:22:53.130
  • given to you because you are now
  • 00:22:53.130 --> 00:22:55.020
  • part of the family of God.
  • 00:22:55.020 --> 00:22:57.020
  • In fact, Paul works himself up
  • 00:22:57.020 --> 00:22:59.100
  • so much that by the time he gets
  • 00:22:59.100 --> 00:23:01.160
  • to the middle of the first
  • 00:23:01.160 --> 00:23:03.000
  • chapter, he just breaks out in a
  • 00:23:03.000 --> 00:23:04.280
  • prayer and he says, "I'm praying
  • 00:23:04.280 --> 00:23:06.200
  • that the eyes of your heart
  • 00:23:06.200 --> 00:23:08.080
  • would be opened so that you
  • 00:23:08.080 --> 00:23:10.160
  • would know the hope of his
  • 00:23:10.160 --> 00:23:12.210
  • calling in choosing you."
  • 00:23:12.210 --> 00:23:14.290
  • And when he gets to the end of
  • 00:23:14.290 --> 00:23:16.260
  • this letter, where he's
  • 00:23:16.260 --> 00:23:18.200
  • rehearsed over and over again
  • 00:23:18.200 --> 00:23:20.030
  • how much we have access to,
  • 00:23:20.030 --> 00:23:21.150
  • as sons and daughters,
  • 00:23:21.150 --> 00:23:23.060
  • he's trying to figure out
  • 00:23:23.060 --> 00:23:24.040
  • how do I close this letter
  • 00:23:24.040 --> 00:23:26.060
  • to make sure that they always
  • 00:23:26.060 --> 00:23:27.080
  • walk in victory, and that they
  • 00:23:27.080 --> 00:23:29.060
  • don't let the enemy snatch from
  • 00:23:29.060 --> 00:23:30.270
  • them what is rightfully theirs,
  • 00:23:30.270 --> 00:23:33.000
  • I want you to picture him
  • 00:23:33.000 --> 00:23:34.090
  • hanging over the parchment paper
  • 00:23:34.090 --> 00:23:36.010
  • as he was imprisoned
  • 00:23:36.010 --> 00:23:37.140
  • in a Roman prison.
  • 00:23:37.140 --> 00:23:39.070
  • It was probably house arrest
  • 00:23:39.070 --> 00:23:40.140
  • for 2 years.
  • 00:23:40.140 --> 00:23:41.230
  • Picture him there, hanging over
  • 00:23:41.230 --> 00:23:43.110
  • the parchment paper, beads of
  • 00:23:43.110 --> 00:23:45.000
  • sweat on his brow, ink quill in
  • 00:23:45.000 --> 00:23:47.200
  • hand, as he tried to figure
  • 00:23:47.200 --> 00:23:50.040
  • out how to put a exclamation
  • 00:23:50.040 --> 00:23:52.090
  • point on this letter.
  • 00:23:52.090 --> 00:23:54.030
  • And then he writes in
  • 00:23:54.030 --> 00:23:55.280
  • Ephesians chapter 6,
  • 00:23:56.010 --> 00:23:59.010
  • He says, "Finally, be strong in
  • 00:24:03.190 --> 00:24:06.190
  • the Lord and in the strength of
  • 00:24:06.190 --> 00:24:08.260
  • his might put on the full armor
  • 00:24:09.090 --> 00:24:12.090
  • of God that you may be able to
  • 00:24:12.090 --> 00:24:14.120
  • stand firm against the schemes."
  • 00:24:14.120 --> 00:24:17.000
  • Somebody say, "schemes."
  • 00:24:17.000 --> 00:24:18.200
  • "The schemes of the devil
  • 00:24:18.200 --> 00:24:20.010
  • for our struggle,
  • 00:24:20.010 --> 00:24:20.290
  • it's not against flesh
  • 00:24:20.290 --> 00:24:22.080
  • and blood but it is against the
  • 00:24:22.080 --> 00:24:23.280
  • power--the rulers, against the
  • 00:24:23.280 --> 00:24:25.230
  • powers, against the world forces
  • 00:24:25.230 --> 00:24:27.110
  • of this darkness, against the
  • 00:24:27.110 --> 00:24:28.290
  • spiritual forces of wickedness
  • 00:24:28.290 --> 00:24:30.130
  • that are in
  • 00:24:30.130 --> 00:24:31.090
  • the heavenly places."
  • 00:24:31.090 --> 00:24:32.150
  • He says, "So therefore
  • 00:24:32.150 --> 00:24:33.290
  • you might as well go ahead and
  • 00:24:33.290 --> 00:24:35.070
  • put down all the weapons of this
  • 00:24:35.070 --> 00:24:36.150
  • world that ain't been working
  • 00:24:36.150 --> 00:24:37.240
  • for you anyway, and pick up
  • 00:24:37.240 --> 00:24:39.050
  • have some power."
  • 00:24:41.070 --> 00:24:42.150
  • He says, "Take up the full
  • 00:24:42.150 --> 00:24:44.090
  • armor of God so that you
  • 00:24:44.090 --> 00:24:46.200
  • may be able to resist in
  • 00:24:46.200 --> 00:24:48.140
  • the evil day and having done
  • 00:24:48.140 --> 00:24:50.180
  • everything, to stand firm,"
  • 00:24:50.180 --> 00:24:52.090
  • he says, "you ought to just go
  • 00:24:52.090 --> 00:24:53.030
  • ahead and stand firm therefore."
  • 00:24:53.030 --> 00:24:55.170
  • In this passage of Scripture,
  • 00:24:55.170 --> 00:24:56.150
  • the apostle Paul introduces to
  • 00:24:57.180 --> 00:25:00.200
  • us at least this overtly,
  • 00:25:00.200 --> 00:25:02.290
  • this obviously, in Scripture,
  • 00:25:02.290 --> 00:25:05.260
  • he introduces to us the concept
  • 00:25:05.260 --> 00:25:07.200
  • of spiritual warfare.
  • 00:25:07.200 --> 00:25:10.100
  • He says, "I want you to know
  • 00:25:10.100 --> 00:25:11.030
  • that you have an enemy, and the
  • 00:25:11.030 --> 00:25:13.000
  • enemy you have is not the person
  • 00:25:13.000 --> 00:25:14.090
  • that is sitting next to you
  • 00:25:14.090 --> 00:25:15.080
  • tonight.
  • 00:25:15.080 --> 00:25:16.180
  • The enemy you have is not the
  • 00:25:16.180 --> 00:25:18.060
  • boss, the one on your job that
  • 00:25:18.060 --> 00:25:19.200
  • drives you nuts.
  • 00:25:19.200 --> 00:25:21.030
  • The enemy that you have is
  • 00:25:21.030 --> 00:25:22.180
  • nothing that is tangible,
  • 00:25:22.180 --> 00:25:24.100
  • flesh and blood.
  • 00:25:24.100 --> 00:25:25.090
  • Your enemy, wife,
  • 00:25:25.090 --> 00:25:27.020
  • is not your husband.
  • 00:25:27.020 --> 00:25:28.290
  • Your real enemy, husband,
  • 00:25:28.290 --> 00:25:30.040
  • is not your wife.
  • 00:25:30.040 --> 00:25:31.200
  • Your enemy is not your teenager.
  • 00:25:31.200 --> 00:25:33.240
  • Your enemy is not that problem,
  • 00:25:33.240 --> 00:25:35.190
  • that difficulty, that is flesh
  • 00:25:35.190 --> 00:25:36.270
  • and blood and tangible.
  • 00:25:36.270 --> 00:25:38.210
  • Behind the scenes, there is an
  • 00:25:38.210 --> 00:25:40.050
  • enemy lurking who hopes to stir
  • 00:25:40.050 --> 00:25:42.090
  • up so much trouble and hide
  • 00:25:42.250 --> 00:25:45.250
  • cleverly behind them that you
  • 00:25:45.250 --> 00:25:47.080
  • will forget he is there.
  • 00:25:47.080 --> 00:25:49.140
  • Because he knows if he remains
  • 00:25:49.140 --> 00:25:51.000
  • hidden from your sight, that you
  • 00:25:51.000 --> 00:25:52.180
  • and I will direct all the wrong
  • 00:25:52.180 --> 00:25:54.210
  • weapons at the wrong culprit.
  • 00:25:54.210 --> 00:25:57.130
  • We will waste all of our time
  • 00:25:57.130 --> 00:25:58.240
  • and energy using weapons that do
  • 00:25:58.240 --> 00:26:00.200
  • not work to reach the surface
  • 00:26:01.090 --> 00:26:04.090
  • level of problems when really he
  • 00:26:04.090 --> 00:26:06.050
  • is underneath the surface,
  • 00:26:06.050 --> 00:26:08.100
  • the one behind the scenes.
  • 00:26:08.100 --> 00:26:10.050
  • He is a master illusionist,
  • 00:26:10.050 --> 00:26:12.240
  • the master of disguise.
  • 00:26:12.240 --> 00:26:14.220
  • I take the boys to this little
  • 00:26:14.220 --> 00:26:17.150
  • church around the corner from
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  • where we live for their harvest
  • 00:26:18.110 --> 00:26:19.190
  • festival.
  • 00:26:19.190 --> 00:26:20.160
  • I love this harvest festival.
  • 00:26:20.160 --> 00:26:21.180
  • It's kind of like this church's
  • 00:26:21.180 --> 00:26:22.150
  • answer to Halloween.
  • 00:26:22.150 --> 00:26:24.200
  • And we go there because they
  • 00:26:24.200 --> 00:26:26.220
  • have a good old-fashioned
  • 00:26:26.220 --> 00:26:28.210
  • trunk or treat.
  • 00:26:28.210 --> 00:26:30.180
  • Does anybody know what I mean
  • 00:26:30.180 --> 00:26:31.100
  • when I say, "trunk or treat"?
  • 00:26:31.100 --> 00:26:33.160
  • Okay, a lot of churches don't do
  • 00:26:33.160 --> 00:26:34.230
  • that anymore but some people can
  • 00:26:34.230 --> 00:26:36.100
  • remember back in the day when
  • 00:26:36.100 --> 00:26:38.020
  • members from the congregation
  • 00:26:38.020 --> 00:26:39.150
  • volunteer.
  • 00:26:39.150 --> 00:26:40.120
  • They bring their cars into the
  • 00:26:40.120 --> 00:26:41.080
  • parking lot for harvest festival
  • 00:26:41.080 --> 00:26:42.200
  • night and they'll lift up the
  • 00:26:42.200 --> 00:26:44.040
  • trunk.
  • 00:26:44.040 --> 00:26:44.280
  • And from out of the trunk each
  • 00:26:44.280 --> 00:26:46.040
  • owner of the car will craft some
  • 00:26:46.040 --> 00:26:47.210
  • sort of fair or carnival game.
  • 00:26:47.210 --> 00:26:49.130
  • Kids will line up, one after the
  • 00:26:49.130 --> 00:26:50.290
  • other, and they'll play the
  • 00:26:50.290 --> 00:26:52.100
  • game.
  • 00:26:52.100 --> 00:26:52.290
  • And most of the time, whether
  • 00:26:52.290 --> 00:26:53.210
  • they win or lose, the person
  • 00:26:53.210 --> 00:26:54.260
  • that owns that game will give
  • 00:26:54.260 --> 00:26:56.050
  • them a whole bunch of candy and
  • 00:26:56.050 --> 00:26:57.060
  • then send them home with us.
  • 00:26:57.060 --> 00:26:58.090
  • We're always so grateful.
  • 00:26:58.140 --> 00:27:01.160
  • I remember one year, me and Jude
  • 00:27:01.160 --> 00:27:02.260
  • are standing hand in hand and
  • 00:27:02.260 --> 00:27:04.090
  • we're in line behind the longest
  • 00:27:04.090 --> 00:27:06.000
  • line of the night.
  • 00:27:06.000 --> 00:27:07.160
  • It's not a car, it's a truck.
  • 00:27:07.160 --> 00:27:09.280
  • This truck is the only truck
  • 00:27:09.280 --> 00:27:11.160
  • that is in the parking lot and
  • 00:27:11.160 --> 00:27:12.160
  • it's the longest line at the
  • 00:27:12.160 --> 00:27:14.000
  • carnival that night.
  • 00:27:14.000 --> 00:27:15.160
  • They cleverly put a stepladder
  • 00:27:15.160 --> 00:27:17.070
  • at the bed of the truck so that
  • 00:27:17.070 --> 00:27:18.120
  • a kid could climb up into the
  • 00:27:18.120 --> 00:27:19.150
  • bed of the truck and turn to the
  • 00:27:19.150 --> 00:27:21.150
  • side.
  • 00:27:21.150 --> 00:27:22.150
  • They would give the kid a huge
  • 00:27:22.150 --> 00:27:23.110
  • plastic mallet.
  • 00:27:23.110 --> 00:27:24.270
  • They had attached a table top
  • 00:27:24.270 --> 00:27:26.120
  • that was about the same size as
  • 00:27:26.120 --> 00:27:27.290
  • the bed of the truck.
  • 00:27:27.290 --> 00:27:29.010
  • They had attached it to the side
  • 00:27:29.010 --> 00:27:30.140
  • of the truck, cut six holes into
  • 00:27:30.140 --> 00:27:32.090
  • the table top, draped it with
  • 00:27:32.090 --> 00:27:34.170
  • fabric, and out from those holes
  • 00:27:35.010 --> 00:27:38.010
  • every few seconds a puppet would
  • 00:27:38.010 --> 00:27:39.040
  • pop through.
  • 00:27:39.040 --> 00:27:40.020
  • The job of the kid was to run up
  • 00:27:40.020 --> 00:27:40.260
  • and down the bed of the truck to
  • 00:27:40.260 --> 00:27:41.240
  • hit the puppets on the head
  • 00:27:41.240 --> 00:27:43.040
  • before they disappeared back
  • 00:27:43.040 --> 00:27:43.290
  • underneath the surface.
  • 00:27:43.290 --> 00:27:45.280
  • It was a homemade Whac-A-Mole
  • 00:27:45.280 --> 00:27:47.150
  • game, is what it was.
  • 00:27:47.150 --> 00:27:49.130
  • Every kid couldn't wait to play
  • 00:27:49.130 --> 00:27:50.130
  • this game.
  • 00:27:50.130 --> 00:27:51.190
  • Me and Jude, he must have been 4
  • 00:27:51.190 --> 00:27:52.190
  • at the time, we were standing in
  • 00:27:52.190 --> 00:27:53.270
  • line and we were laughing
  • 00:27:53.270 --> 00:27:55.220
  • hysterically because there was
  • 00:27:55.220 --> 00:27:57.040
  • another mother with a 4- or
  • 00:27:57.040 --> 00:27:58.150
  • 5-year-old with her.
  • 00:27:58.150 --> 00:27:59.290
  • And this 4-year-old was very,
  • 00:27:59.290 --> 00:28:01.010
  • very vocal about his frustration
  • 00:28:01.010 --> 00:28:03.120
  • He didn't understand, "Mother,
  • 00:28:06.050 --> 00:28:07.130
  • first of all, why I need to
  • 00:28:07.130 --> 00:28:08.170
  • stand in this long line.
  • 00:28:08.170 --> 00:28:09.210
  • This is a long line.
  • 00:28:09.210 --> 00:28:10.160
  • Don't you know, Mom, I came to
  • 00:28:10.160 --> 00:28:11.120
  • the carnival to have fun and it
  • 00:28:11.120 --> 00:28:12.140
  • ain't fun to stand in line.
  • 00:28:12.140 --> 00:28:13.210
  • Mom, I have an idea.
  • 00:28:13.210 --> 00:28:14.200
  • How about I go over here and
  • 00:28:14.200 --> 00:28:15.280
  • play all these other games
  • 00:28:15.280 --> 00:28:16.290
  • while you stand in line
  • 00:28:16.290 --> 00:28:17.280
  • and hold my place.
  • 00:28:17.280 --> 00:28:19.140
  • Then when you get up to
  • 00:28:19.140 --> 00:28:20.030
  • the front, I'll come back."
  • 00:28:20.030 --> 00:28:21.150
  • He was not only
  • 00:28:21.150 --> 00:28:22.060
  • frustrated about the line,
  • 00:28:22.060 --> 00:28:23.050
  • he was frustrated about
  • 00:28:23.050 --> 00:28:23.290
  • this game because, "Mom,
  • 00:28:23.290 --> 00:28:24.290
  • I don't understand what
  • 00:28:24.290 --> 00:28:26.010
  • the point of this game is.
  • 00:28:26.010 --> 00:28:26.260
  • Why in the world would I use all
  • 00:28:26.260 --> 00:28:28.000
  • my time and all my energy to pop
  • 00:28:28.000 --> 00:28:30.070
  • those puppets on the head,
  • 00:28:30.070 --> 00:28:31.220
  • running up and down the bed of
  • 00:28:31.220 --> 00:28:33.010
  • the truck?
  • 00:28:33.010 --> 00:28:33.220
  • Why would I use all that time
  • 00:28:33.220 --> 00:28:34.250
  • and energy if, when I hit them
  • 00:28:34.250 --> 00:28:36.050
  • on the head, they're gonna
  • 00:28:36.050 --> 00:28:36.280
  • disappear for a few seconds
  • 00:28:36.280 --> 00:28:37.260
  • but then they're gonna come
  • 00:28:37.260 --> 00:28:38.270
  • right back?
  • 00:28:38.270 --> 00:28:39.190
  • We were laughing as we listened
  • 00:28:42.090 --> 00:28:43.090
  • to this little boy.
  • 00:28:43.090 --> 00:28:44.270
  • And then before any of us could
  • 00:28:44.270 --> 00:28:45.220
  • really think or see straight,
  • 00:28:45.220 --> 00:28:47.080
  • we just saw a 4-year-old flash
  • 00:28:47.080 --> 00:28:49.140
  • by our peripheral vision as he
  • 00:28:49.140 --> 00:28:50.290
  • ran forward, grabbed the fabric
  • 00:28:50.290 --> 00:28:52.290
  • from on top of the table top,
  • 00:28:52.290 --> 00:28:54.110
  • and he pulled it clean off.
  • 00:28:54.110 --> 00:28:56.250
  • Underneath there were three
  • 00:28:56.250 --> 00:28:58.070
  • adults with puppets
  • 00:28:58.070 --> 00:28:59.160
  • on each hand.
  • 00:29:00.190 --> 00:29:03.190
  • Ooh, we got a good laugh
  • 00:29:03.190 --> 00:29:06.150
  • but we also got a good lesson.
  • 00:29:06.150 --> 00:29:09.060
  • That back there behind the
  • 00:29:09.060 --> 00:29:10.050
  • curtain, there is something,
  • 00:29:10.180 --> 00:29:13.180
  • someone, influencing all
  • 00:29:13.180 --> 00:29:15.190
  • that we see popping up to
  • 00:29:15.190 --> 00:29:16.290
  • the surface level of our life.
  • 00:29:16.290 --> 00:29:18.260
  • And if you spend, if I spend,
  • 00:29:18.260 --> 00:29:19.170
  • all my time and my money and my
  • 00:29:19.170 --> 00:29:21.030
  • earthly rationale and solutions
  • 00:29:21.030 --> 00:29:23.240
  • and my connections and my
  • 00:29:23.240 --> 00:29:25.100
  • successes, if I spend all
  • 00:29:25.100 --> 00:29:26.160
  • of that trying to deal with
  • 00:29:26.160 --> 00:29:28.050
  • everything that keeps showing up
  • 00:29:28.050 --> 00:29:29.210
  • in my life, at best the solution
  • 00:29:29.210 --> 00:29:32.000
  • will be temporary,
  • 00:29:32.000 --> 00:29:33.120
  • until we pull the curtain
  • 00:29:33.120 --> 00:29:34.270
  • back and let the enemy know
  • 00:29:34.270 --> 00:29:37.020
  • we got our eyes on you.
  • 00:29:37.020 --> 00:29:38.110
  • That anything that carries
  • 00:29:38.110 --> 00:29:41.110
  • the fingerprint of the enemy's
  • 00:29:41.110 --> 00:29:43.050
  • handiwork, jealousy and
  • 00:29:43.050 --> 00:29:44.270
  • divisiveness and pride and
  • 00:29:44.270 --> 00:29:46.100
  • anger, anything that works
  • 00:29:46.100 --> 00:29:48.210
  • against the nature of God,
  • 00:29:48.210 --> 00:29:50.160
  • carries and bears
  • 00:29:50.160 --> 00:29:51.230
  • the marking of the enemy.
  • 00:29:51.230 --> 00:29:53.190
  • Paul says, "Today is the day
  • 00:29:53.190 --> 00:29:55.140
  • to stop looking and dealing
  • 00:29:55.140 --> 00:29:57.050
  • with the surface level.
  • 00:29:57.050 --> 00:29:58.160
  • You're gonna exhaust yourself.
  • 00:29:58.160 --> 00:30:01.000
  • Pull the curtain back and then
  • 00:30:01.000 --> 00:30:03.050
  • use some weapons that work
  • 00:30:03.050 --> 00:30:05.020
  • back there behind the curtain."
  • 00:30:05.020 --> 00:30:06.260
  • Paul wants to know--wants to
  • 00:30:06.260 --> 00:30:09.100
  • make sure that you know and that
  • 00:30:09.100 --> 00:30:10.280
  • I know, how serious the enemy's
  • 00:30:10.280 --> 00:30:12.170
  • tactics are because he uses a
  • 00:30:12.170 --> 00:30:14.030
  • specific word to describe them.
  • 00:30:14.030 --> 00:30:15.250
  • He says, "schemes."
  • 00:30:15.250 --> 00:30:18.240
  • Somebody say "schemes."
  • 00:30:18.260 --> 00:30:21.260
  • Schemes.
  • 00:30:21.260 --> 00:30:23.210
  • The people that know me best
  • 00:30:23.210 --> 00:30:26.170
  • I think would attest to the
  • 00:30:26.170 --> 00:30:27.270
  • fact--I have a lot of my
  • 00:30:27.270 --> 00:30:29.100
  • family are here tonight,
  • 00:30:29.100 --> 00:30:30.100
  • aunts and stuff.
  • 00:30:30.100 --> 00:30:31.260
  • And I think they would attest to
  • 00:30:31.260 --> 00:30:34.000
  • the fact that I am a fairly
  • 00:30:34.000 --> 00:30:36.030
  • easy-going person, like, if
  • 00:30:36.030 --> 00:30:38.230
  • someone offends me or someone
  • 00:30:38.230 --> 00:30:40.130
  • does me wrong or
  • 00:30:40.130 --> 00:30:42.060
  • hurts my feelings or whatever,
  • 00:30:42.060 --> 00:30:43.230
  • I can get over it quickly.
  • 00:30:43.230 --> 00:30:45.020
  • Like, I don't hold grudges long.
  • 00:30:45.020 --> 00:30:46.060
  • It's just I'm wired that way.
  • 00:30:46.060 --> 00:30:47.200
  • If someone asks for forgiveness
  • 00:30:47.200 --> 00:30:49.200
  • for something because
  • 00:30:49.200 --> 00:30:50.140
  • they did do something,
  • 00:30:50.140 --> 00:30:51.120
  • I'm gonna forgive them easily.
  • 00:30:51.120 --> 00:30:52.220
  • I'm just--that's just
  • 00:30:52.220 --> 00:30:53.240
  • my personality: easy-going.
  • 00:30:54.100 --> 00:30:57.100
  • But if I find out that someone
  • 00:30:57.100 --> 00:30:59.090
  • was planning to do me wrong,
  • 00:30:59.180 --> 00:31:02.200
  • well, now that's a whole
  • 00:31:02.200 --> 00:31:04.020
  • different story.
  • 00:31:04.200 --> 00:31:07.200
  • That changes the circumstances.
  • 00:31:08.060 --> 00:31:11.060
  • If I find out you've been
  • 00:31:11.060 --> 00:31:12.010
  • studying me, watching me to
  • 00:31:12.050 --> 00:31:15.050
  • figure out when I come and when
  • 00:31:15.050 --> 00:31:16.200
  • I go, you've been trying to
  • 00:31:16.200 --> 00:31:18.040
  • determine what my habits are
  • 00:31:18.040 --> 00:31:19.230
  • so that you can take advantages,
  • 00:31:19.230 --> 00:31:21.050
  • you've been trying to determine
  • 00:31:21.050 --> 00:31:22.180
  • what my weaknesses are
  • 00:31:22.180 --> 00:31:23.220
  • so that you can play me
  • 00:31:23.220 --> 00:31:25.080
  • to those weaknesses.
  • 00:31:25.080 --> 00:31:26.140
  • You've been trying to figure
  • 00:31:26.140 --> 00:31:27.100
  • out what the propensity, the
  • 00:31:27.100 --> 00:31:28.180
  • inclinations of my flesh, lean
  • 00:31:28.180 --> 00:31:30.070
  • towards so that you can try to
  • 00:31:30.070 --> 00:31:31.240
  • dangle carrots that are specific
  • 00:31:31.240 --> 00:31:33.210
  • to that destination.
  • 00:31:33.210 --> 00:31:35.070
  • When I find out that not only
  • 00:31:35.070 --> 00:31:36.200
  • have you been watching me in my
  • 00:31:36.200 --> 00:31:38.130
  • present but you've been looking
  • 00:31:38.130 --> 00:31:39.180
  • into my history, so that you
  • 00:31:39.180 --> 00:31:41.030
  • can figure out what hot-button
  • 00:31:41.030 --> 00:31:43.080
  • topics have arisen in my heart
  • 00:31:43.080 --> 00:31:45.060
  • from past abuses or hurts that
  • 00:31:45.060 --> 00:31:47.070
  • I've suffered, so that you can
  • 00:31:47.070 --> 00:31:48.190
  • take advantage of them now and
  • 00:31:48.190 --> 00:31:50.010
  • when I find out that not only
  • 00:31:50.010 --> 00:31:51.260
  • have you been studying me, but
  • 00:31:51.260 --> 00:31:53.050
  • you've been studying this man
  • 00:31:53.050 --> 00:31:55.000
  • that the Lord has given me to be
  • 00:31:55.000 --> 00:31:56.140
  • married to for the past 18 years
  • 00:31:56.140 --> 00:31:58.060
  • so that you can figure out what
  • 00:31:58.060 --> 00:31:59.250
  • his weaknesses are, so that you
  • 00:31:59.250 --> 00:32:01.230
  • can try to tempt him, to lead
  • 00:32:01.230 --> 00:32:03.030
  • him astray, to keep him from
  • 00:32:03.030 --> 00:32:05.060
  • rising up and being who God has
  • 00:32:05.060 --> 00:32:07.000
  • called him to be in our home.
  • 00:32:07.000 --> 00:32:08.140
  • And when I discover you've been
  • 00:32:08.140 --> 00:32:10.040
  • looking at his history so that
  • 00:32:10.040 --> 00:32:11.220
  • you can figure out how to make
  • 00:32:11.220 --> 00:32:13.000
  • his history and my history
  • 00:32:13.000 --> 00:32:14.200
  • combust so that we cannot have
  • 00:32:14.200 --> 00:32:17.030
  • peace underneath the roof of our
  • 00:32:17.030 --> 00:32:18.240
  • house, and when I find out that
  • 00:32:18.240 --> 00:32:20.240
  • not only have you had the nerve
  • 00:32:20.240 --> 00:32:22.160
  • to be studying me and my husband
  • 00:32:22.160 --> 00:32:24.120
  • but you've also had your eyes on
  • 00:32:24.120 --> 00:32:26.090
  • these three boys that the Lord
  • 00:32:26.090 --> 00:32:27.220
  • has given me the privilege to
  • 00:32:27.220 --> 00:32:28.280
  • rear into mighty men of God and
  • 00:32:28.280 --> 00:32:31.090
  • they will be mighty men of God
  • 00:32:31.090 --> 00:32:32.220
  • or I will spank them.
  • 00:32:33.210 --> 00:32:36.210
  • When I find out you've been
  • 00:32:36.210 --> 00:32:38.270
  • watching them in this young
  • 00:32:38.270 --> 00:32:41.040
  • fledgling state, you're already
  • 00:32:41.040 --> 00:32:43.100
  • trying to figure out what their
  • 00:32:43.100 --> 00:32:44.090
  • anxieties are, what their fears
  • 00:32:44.090 --> 00:32:45.210
  • are, what the predilections of
  • 00:32:45.210 --> 00:32:47.210
  • their flesh are, so that you can
  • 00:32:47.210 --> 00:32:48.270
  • already try to lead them astray,
  • 00:32:48.270 --> 00:32:50.230
  • so that they will not walk
  • 00:32:50.230 --> 00:32:52.120
  • into the destiny that God
  • 00:32:52.120 --> 00:32:53.260
  • has for them.
  • 00:32:53.260 --> 00:32:55.030
  • When I find out you've been
  • 00:32:55.030 --> 00:32:56.040
  • scheming against me, well then,
  • 00:32:56.040 --> 00:32:58.120
  • you need to know that that
  • 00:32:58.120 --> 00:32:59.050
  • causes a holy indignation to
  • 00:32:59.050 --> 00:33:01.030
  • rise up on the inside of me.
  • 00:33:01.030 --> 00:33:03.040
  • That if it's a war you want,
  • 00:33:03.040 --> 00:33:04.250
  • it's a war you're gonna have.
  • 00:33:05.180 --> 00:33:08.180
  • Y'all, the enemy is preying on
  • 00:33:08.180 --> 00:33:11.040
  • lazy, apathetic Christianity.
  • 00:33:11.040 --> 00:33:13.080
  • He hopes that we will just go to
  • 00:33:13.080 --> 00:33:15.080
  • church on Sunday, that we'll
  • 00:33:15.080 --> 00:33:16.120
  • just read a verse a day to keep
  • 00:33:16.120 --> 00:33:18.050
  • the devil away.
  • 00:33:18.050 --> 00:33:19.070
  • He hopes that we'll just sort of
  • 00:33:19.070 --> 00:33:20.170
  • hang out in this Christian
  • 00:33:20.170 --> 00:33:21.260
  • culture but that there will not
  • 00:33:21.260 --> 00:33:23.100
  • be a son or a daughter, a man
  • 00:33:23.100 --> 00:33:25.260
  • or a woman, a career woman,
  • 00:33:25.260 --> 00:33:27.220
  • a single woman, a father,
  • 00:33:27.220 --> 00:33:29.270
  • a husband, who will rise up
  • 00:33:30.230 --> 00:33:33.230
  • and stand in the gates and say,
  • 00:33:33.260 --> 00:33:36.260
  • "Not today, Satan.
  • 00:33:36.260 --> 00:33:38.030
  • Not on my watch."
  • 00:33:41.030 --> 00:33:44.030
  • That I'm not just gonna
  • 00:33:44.030 --> 00:33:44.270
  • lay down and let you waltz
  • 00:33:44.270 --> 00:33:46.080
  • right into my home.
  • 00:33:46.080 --> 00:33:48.000
  • That I'm not gonna stand back
  • 00:33:48.000 --> 00:33:49.110
  • while I watch you destroy and
  • 00:33:49.110 --> 00:33:50.180
  • dismantle my marriage.
  • 00:33:50.180 --> 00:33:52.150
  • That I'm not just going to lay
  • 00:33:52.150 --> 00:33:53.270
  • aside while I see you tinkering
  • 00:33:53.270 --> 00:33:56.250
  • with the emotions and with the
  • 00:33:56.250 --> 00:33:57.280
  • mind of my child, the
  • 00:33:57.280 --> 00:33:58.220
  • relationships, the influences,
  • 00:33:58.220 --> 00:33:59.240
  • that are around my child.
  • 00:33:59.240 --> 00:34:01.140
  • There is gonna be a woman or a
  • 00:34:01.140 --> 00:34:02.100
  • man that is committed to wear
  • 00:34:02.100 --> 00:34:04.070
  • the armor of God, to stand
  • 00:34:04.280 --> 00:34:07.280
  • firmly against the schemes of
  • 00:34:07.280 --> 00:34:09.250
  • the enemy.
  • 00:34:09.250 --> 00:34:11.020
  • If he's scheming against us, we
  • 00:34:11.020 --> 00:34:12.090
  • better sure enough have a scheme
  • 00:34:12.090 --> 00:34:14.120
  • against him.
  • 00:34:14.120 --> 00:34:16.220
  • And the apostle Paul says, "Lay
  • 00:34:16.220 --> 00:34:18.240
  • down all the weapons, all the
  • 00:34:18.240 --> 00:34:20.020
  • earthly tactics that may deal
  • 00:34:20.020 --> 00:34:21.270
  • with surface-level stuff but,
  • 00:34:21.270 --> 00:34:23.200
  • y'all, that's not hitting him
  • 00:34:23.200 --> 00:34:24.280
  • where it hurts."
  • 00:34:24.280 --> 00:34:26.020
  • He says, "Pull back the curtain
  • 00:34:26.020 --> 00:34:28.220
  • and make sure that
  • 00:34:28.220 --> 00:34:29.200
  • you stand firm, having your
  • 00:34:29.200 --> 00:34:31.080
  • loins girded with truth, make
  • 00:34:31.080 --> 00:34:33.060
  • sure you've got a breastplate on
  • 00:34:33.060 --> 00:34:34.250
  • called righteousness.
  • 00:34:34.250 --> 00:34:36.230
  • Make sure that if you want to
  • 00:34:36.230 --> 00:34:37.250
  • have any opportunity to move
  • 00:34:37.250 --> 00:34:39.280
  • forward, you've gotta have
  • 00:34:39.280 --> 00:34:41.030
  • something for your feet.
  • 00:34:41.030 --> 00:34:42.150
  • Your feet better be shod
  • 00:34:42.150 --> 00:34:43.140
  • with the preparation of
  • 00:34:43.140 --> 00:34:44.210
  • the gospel of peace."
  • 00:34:44.210 --> 00:34:46.080
  • Then he says, "The enemy
  • 00:34:46.080 --> 00:34:47.030
  • is coming with his lies.
  • 00:34:47.030 --> 00:34:48.270
  • There will be lies and
  • 00:34:48.270 --> 00:34:49.190
  • strongholds that he tries
  • 00:34:49.190 --> 00:34:51.060
  • to erect in your thinking.
  • 00:34:51.060 --> 00:34:52.090
  • You better make sure you've got
  • 00:34:52.090 --> 00:34:53.030
  • something to cover up your mind.
  • 00:34:53.030 --> 00:34:54.280
  • You need a helmet and the helmet
  • 00:34:54.280 --> 00:34:56.180
  • is called your salvation."
  • 00:34:56.180 --> 00:34:58.050
  • He says,
  • 00:34:58.050 --> 00:34:58.270
  • "But not only that, you're
  • 00:34:58.270 --> 00:34:59.230
  • gonna need a shield because
  • 00:34:59.230 --> 00:35:01.000
  • the enemy is not just interested
  • 00:35:01.000 --> 00:35:01.290
  • in close combat but he'll try to
  • 00:35:01.290 --> 00:35:04.020
  • hit you from far away with the
  • 00:35:04.020 --> 00:35:05.220
  • flaming missiles that he comes
  • 00:35:05.220 --> 00:35:07.290
  • to assault your life.
  • 00:35:07.290 --> 00:35:09.250
  • And so you need a shield erected
  • 00:35:09.250 --> 00:35:11.020
  • over your life, and the shield
  • 00:35:11.020 --> 00:35:12.110
  • is called your faith."
  • 00:35:12.110 --> 00:35:14.110
  • But he says, "Not only that,
  • 00:35:14.110 --> 00:35:15.180
  • you're gonna need a sword."
  • 00:35:15.180 --> 00:35:16.220
  • And it wasn't a long sword
  • 00:35:16.220 --> 00:35:17.160
  • he was referring to.
  • 00:35:17.160 --> 00:35:18.160
  • This one was about 18 inches
  • 00:35:18.160 --> 00:35:20.060
  • or so.
  • 00:35:20.060 --> 00:35:21.030
  • It was one for up-close battle
  • 00:35:21.030 --> 00:35:23.140
  • when the enemy was all up
  • 00:35:23.140 --> 00:35:25.010
  • in your face.
  • 00:35:25.010 --> 00:35:25.240
  • He said, "You need something
  • 00:35:25.240 --> 00:35:26.210
  • when the enemy is on you.
  • 00:35:26.210 --> 00:35:28.000
  • You need a sword of the Spirit.
  • 00:35:28.000 --> 00:35:30.030
  • And the dagger of the Spirit is
  • 00:35:30.030 --> 00:35:31.170
  • called the Word of God."
  • 00:35:33.080 --> 00:35:36.080
  • But he did not stop with those
  • 00:35:36.080 --> 00:35:37.110
  • six because in verse 18 he
  • 00:35:38.130 --> 00:35:41.130
  • adds a seventh weapon.
  • 00:35:41.130 --> 00:35:43.140
  • He says, "Prayer."
  • 00:35:43.220 --> 00:35:46.220
  • Prayer is what pushes
  • 00:35:46.250 --> 00:35:49.250
  • the kingdom of darkness back.
  • 00:35:50.090 --> 00:35:53.090
  • And if I were your enemy, I
  • 00:35:53.090 --> 00:35:56.000
  • would do everything I could to
  • 00:35:56.000 --> 00:35:58.040
  • devalue in your mind what I knew
  • 00:35:58.290 --> 00:36:02.010
  • the most significant weapon
  • 00:36:02.010 --> 00:36:03.080
  • in your arsenal was against me.
  • 00:36:03.080 --> 00:36:06.030
  • I would wanna make you do
  • 00:36:06.030 --> 00:36:07.000
  • everything except use that
  • 00:36:07.000 --> 00:36:08.060
  • weapon because I would know
  • 00:36:08.060 --> 00:36:10.170
  • that that's the weapon that can
  • 00:36:10.170 --> 00:36:12.140
  • shut me down once and for all.
  • 00:36:12.140 --> 00:36:14.200
  • So I'd wanna make sure you were
  • 00:36:14.200 --> 00:36:15.290
  • too busy, that you were too
  • 00:36:15.290 --> 00:36:17.250
  • active doing other good things,
  • 00:36:17.250 --> 00:36:19.230
  • to make time to not just leave
  • 00:36:19.230 --> 00:36:21.230
  • prayer to the end of the day in
  • 00:36:21.230 --> 00:36:23.130
  • those last few waking moments
  • 00:36:23.130 --> 00:36:24.230
  • when you can barely keep
  • 00:36:24.230 --> 00:36:25.190
  • your eyes open.
  • 00:36:25.190 --> 00:36:27.030
  • Not those moments.
  • 00:36:27.030 --> 00:36:27.260
  • I would wanna keep you from
  • 00:36:27.260 --> 00:36:29.010
  • prioritizing prayer, making sure
  • 00:36:29.080 --> 00:36:32.080
  • that prayer was on the top of
  • 00:36:32.080 --> 00:36:33.270
  • your to-do list, that being
  • 00:36:33.270 --> 00:36:35.140
  • strategic and intentional
  • 00:36:35.140 --> 00:36:37.070
  • in your prayer life wasn't
  • 00:36:37.070 --> 00:36:38.090
  • something that was important
  • 00:36:38.090 --> 00:36:39.290
  • to you.
  • 00:36:39.290 --> 00:36:42.040
  • Prayer is so important that
  • 00:36:42.040 --> 00:36:43.170
  • even Jesus said, "My house,
  • 00:36:43.170 --> 00:36:46.060
  • the church, shouldn't be called
  • 00:36:46.060 --> 00:36:48.280
  • a house of good preaching.
  • 00:36:48.280 --> 00:36:50.110
  • I hope it's good but that's not
  • 00:36:50.110 --> 00:36:51.190
  • what it's supposed to be called.
  • 00:36:51.190 --> 00:36:53.240
  • My house shall be called not
  • 00:36:53.240 --> 00:36:54.180
  • a house of good singing, not
  • 00:36:54.180 --> 00:36:56.180
  • a house of good programs, not
  • 00:36:56.180 --> 00:36:58.090
  • a house of great spotlights, not
  • 00:36:58.090 --> 00:37:00.040
  • a house of great coffee machines
  • 00:37:00.040 --> 00:37:01.280
  • and bookstores and cafés.
  • 00:37:01.280 --> 00:37:03.270
  • Enjoy all that but my house
  • 00:37:03.270 --> 00:37:05.230
  • better be called
  • 00:37:05.230 --> 00:37:06.120
  • a house of prayer."
  • 00:37:06.120 --> 00:37:08.230
  • Because prayer is what pushes
  • 00:37:08.230 --> 00:37:10.210
  • the kingdom of darkness back.
  • 00:37:10.210 --> 00:37:13.020
  • Man, we don't have time tonight
  • 00:37:13.020 --> 00:37:15.040
  • to go through all seven of these
  • 00:37:15.040 --> 00:37:16.290
  • pieces of armor but there is
  • 00:37:16.290 --> 00:37:17.280
  • just one other one that I wanna
  • 00:37:17.280 --> 00:37:19.240
  • point out to you because we
  • 00:37:19.240 --> 00:37:20.270
  • can't leave tonight without
  • 00:37:20.270 --> 00:37:22.120
  • doing business with
  • 00:37:22.120 --> 00:37:23.090
  • this one piece of armor.
  • 00:37:23.090 --> 00:37:24.180
  • In verse 14, he says, "You need
  • 00:37:24.180 --> 00:37:26.110
  • to have a breastplate on.
  • 00:37:26.290 --> 00:37:29.290
  • And the breastplate is called
  • 00:37:31.060 --> 00:37:34.060
  • righteousness."
  • 00:37:34.060 --> 00:37:36.150
  • Righteousness.
  • 00:37:36.150 --> 00:37:38.240
  • Jerry and I live in a fairly
  • 00:37:38.240 --> 00:37:41.000
  • rural part of Dallas/Fort Worth.
  • 00:37:41.000 --> 00:37:43.210
  • We like it that way.
  • 00:37:43.210 --> 00:37:44.270
  • We planned it that way 'cause
  • 00:37:44.270 --> 00:37:47.060
  • I got these boys and they
  • 00:37:47.060 --> 00:37:48.090
  • need to go outside.
  • 00:37:48.090 --> 00:37:50.050
  • I believe in outside.
  • 00:37:50.050 --> 00:37:52.180
  • Are there any mothers in
  • 00:37:52.180 --> 00:37:53.130
  • the house that still believe
  • 00:37:53.130 --> 00:37:54.160
  • in outside?
  • 00:37:54.160 --> 00:37:56.140
  • Go outside.
  • 00:37:56.140 --> 00:37:57.200
  • Any time they have the nerve
  • 00:37:57.200 --> 00:37:58.100
  • to come to me and say,
  • 00:37:58.100 --> 00:37:59.140
  • "Mom, I'm bored."
  • 00:38:02.020 --> 00:38:05.020
  • That's right.
  • 00:38:05.020 --> 00:38:06.040
  • I say, "Oh no, you're not.
  • 00:38:06.040 --> 00:38:07.010
  • You see that tree right there?
  • 00:38:07.010 --> 00:38:08.050
  • One of the things
  • 00:38:11.010 --> 00:38:13.130
  • we love about where we live
  • 00:38:13.130 --> 00:38:14.060
  • is that one of my closest
  • 00:38:14.060 --> 00:38:15.080
  • friends is across the street.
  • 00:38:15.080 --> 00:38:17.030
  • There's a big pond that is
  • 00:38:17.030 --> 00:38:18.250
  • in front of her property.
  • 00:38:18.250 --> 00:38:20.080
  • So even before we moved there,
  • 00:38:20.080 --> 00:38:22.040
  • that's how we found out
  • 00:38:22.040 --> 00:38:22.230
  • about the place 'cause I'd go
  • 00:38:22.230 --> 00:38:23.200
  • and take the boys fishing.
  • 00:38:23.200 --> 00:38:25.100
  • So still to this day, we grab
  • 00:38:25.100 --> 00:38:26.010
  • the two fishing poles I bought
  • 00:38:26.010 --> 00:38:27.150
  • on sale at the local Super
  • 00:38:27.150 --> 00:38:28.140
  • I also got on sale there.
  • 00:38:31.010 --> 00:38:32.150
  • I have several things in
  • 00:38:32.150 --> 00:38:33.150
  • the tackle box.
  • 00:38:33.150 --> 00:38:34.190
  • I've got extra hooks,
  • 00:38:34.190 --> 00:38:35.100
  • extra little bobber things
  • 00:38:35.100 --> 00:38:36.280
  • in case we lose those.
  • 00:38:36.280 --> 00:38:38.130
  • We always seem to.
  • 00:38:38.130 --> 00:38:39.180
  • I've got scissors to cut the
  • 00:38:39.180 --> 00:38:40.260
  • line if need be and I have
  • 00:38:40.260 --> 00:38:42.030
  • gloves 'cause y'all know
  • 00:38:42.030 --> 00:38:43.190
  • I don't mind going fishing but
  • 00:38:43.190 --> 00:38:44.230
  • I ain't gonna touch no fish.
  • 00:38:45.060 --> 00:38:48.060
  • We grab whatever hot dog meat
  • 00:38:48.060 --> 00:38:49.030
  • is left from the week because,
  • 00:38:49.030 --> 00:38:51.060
  • you know, we're professionals.
  • 00:38:51.060 --> 00:38:52.130
  • That's our bait.
  • 00:38:52.130 --> 00:38:54.150
  • We walk across the street.
  • 00:38:54.150 --> 00:38:55.110
  • We stand right in this little
  • 00:38:55.110 --> 00:38:56.090
  • corner and we fish.
  • 00:38:56.090 --> 00:38:58.040
  • We catch little small sun perch,
  • 00:38:58.040 --> 00:38:59.190
  • things like that.
  • 00:38:59.190 --> 00:39:00.190
  • Every now and then, though,
  • 00:39:00.190 --> 00:39:02.170
  • I'm feeling adventurous and my
  • 00:39:02.170 --> 00:39:04.000
  • neighbors have this little
  • 00:39:04.000 --> 00:39:05.130
  • rusted rowboat that
  • 00:39:05.130 --> 00:39:07.130
  • they bought on Craigslist.
  • 00:39:07.130 --> 00:39:09.020
  • It's seaworthy,
  • 00:39:09.020 --> 00:39:10.010
  • it can hold you up.
  • 00:39:10.010 --> 00:39:11.000
  • It's a old thing but it works.
  • 00:39:11.000 --> 00:39:11.260
  • Every now and then we will get
  • 00:39:11.260 --> 00:39:13.100
  • into the boat, go out to
  • 00:39:13.100 --> 00:39:14.220
  • the middle of the pond,
  • 00:39:14.220 --> 00:39:15.260
  • and fish from there.
  • 00:39:15.260 --> 00:39:17.000
  • The only problem is this boat
  • 00:39:17.000 --> 00:39:19.150
  • turned--is turned upside down
  • 00:39:19.150 --> 00:39:22.090
  • when it's not in use,
  • 00:39:22.090 --> 00:39:24.060
  • rightfully so.
  • 00:39:24.060 --> 00:39:25.150
  • It's right there on the shore,
  • 00:39:25.150 --> 00:39:26.150
  • upside down.
  • 00:39:26.150 --> 00:39:27.060
  • It needs to be so that water
  • 00:39:27.060 --> 00:39:28.050
  • can drain out from the boat
  • 00:39:28.050 --> 00:39:29.260
  • when it's not in use.
  • 00:39:29.260 --> 00:39:30.210
  • Makes sense.
  • 00:39:30.210 --> 00:39:31.190
  • So the problem is to get in
  • 00:39:31.190 --> 00:39:32.290
  • this boat, I'm gonna have
  • 00:39:32.290 --> 00:39:35.140
  • to turn this boat over.
  • 00:39:35.140 --> 00:39:38.060
  • And I know that the environment
  • 00:39:38.060 --> 00:39:39.280
  • that has been created up
  • 00:39:39.280 --> 00:39:41.170
  • underneath this boat is shady
  • 00:39:41.170 --> 00:39:44.130
  • and moist and dark.
  • 00:39:44.130 --> 00:39:46.070
  • It's the perfect environment
  • 00:39:46.160 --> 00:39:49.160
  • for a critter.
  • 00:39:49.160 --> 00:39:51.090
  • So I know when I turn it over,
  • 00:39:51.090 --> 00:39:53.070
  • something is going to hop out
  • 00:39:53.070 --> 00:39:54.200
  • from underneath it, something's
  • 00:39:54.200 --> 00:39:56.130
  • gonna waddle out from underneath
  • 00:39:56.130 --> 00:39:58.260
  • it, or worst of all, something's
  • 00:39:58.260 --> 00:40:01.190
  • gonna--I know you all feel me.
  • 00:40:03.030 --> 00:40:06.030
  • But every now and then,
  • 00:40:06.030 --> 00:40:07.240
  • I'm courageous.
  • 00:40:07.240 --> 00:40:08.160
  • I say, "Boys,
  • 00:40:08.160 --> 00:40:09.040
  • let's get in this boat."
  • 00:40:09.040 --> 00:40:10.040
  • So I go all the way to
  • 00:40:10.040 --> 00:40:11.020
  • the back of the boat.
  • 00:40:11.020 --> 00:40:12.220
  • I let them turn it over
  • 00:40:12.220 --> 00:40:13.120
  • at the sides.
  • 00:40:13.120 --> 00:40:14.170
  • I stay all the way back.
  • 00:40:14.170 --> 00:40:15.110
  • We flip it over and, inevitably,
  • 00:40:15.110 --> 00:40:16.190
  • something comes out every time.
  • 00:40:16.190 --> 00:40:19.150
  • I'm always interested in
  • 00:40:19.150 --> 00:40:20.220
  • the fact that never once have
  • 00:40:20.220 --> 00:40:22.070
  • I had to write a golden-sealed
  • 00:40:22.070 --> 00:40:24.250
  • invitation and send it into the
  • 00:40:24.250 --> 00:40:26.280
  • brush nearby to let the critters
  • 00:40:26.280 --> 00:40:28.180
  • know we are there and that they
  • 00:40:28.180 --> 00:40:30.080
  • are welcome to join us at
  • 00:40:30.080 --> 00:40:31.110
  • 1 p.m. today.
  • 00:40:31.110 --> 00:40:33.070
  • Never once have I had to send
  • 00:40:33.070 --> 00:40:34.020
  • out a clarion call to invite any
  • 00:40:34.020 --> 00:40:36.010
  • critters that wanna come and
  • 00:40:36.010 --> 00:40:37.200
  • be a part of our festivities.
  • 00:40:37.200 --> 00:40:39.150
  • Never once have I ever had
  • 00:40:39.150 --> 00:40:40.230
  • to invite them because
  • 00:40:40.230 --> 00:40:43.080
  • the environment created by
  • 00:40:43.080 --> 00:40:44.200
  • the upside down boat
  • 00:40:44.200 --> 00:40:46.140
  • is invitation enough.
  • 00:40:46.260 --> 00:40:49.260
  • Righteousness is right-side-up
  • 00:40:51.270 --> 00:40:54.270
  • living that invites the sunlight
  • 00:40:54.270 --> 00:40:57.180
  • of God's favor and blessing
  • 00:40:57.180 --> 00:40:59.150
  • and grace all over your life.
  • 00:40:59.150 --> 00:41:01.120
  • Unrighteousness is upside-down
  • 00:41:01.120 --> 00:41:04.080
  • behavior that is out of
  • 00:41:04.080 --> 00:41:05.230
  • alignment with the truth of God
  • 00:41:05.230 --> 00:41:07.240
  • that you just applauded
  • 00:41:07.240 --> 00:41:09.010
  • on Sunday.
  • 00:41:09.010 --> 00:41:10.200
  • It's upside-down living to where
  • 00:41:10.200 --> 00:41:13.050
  • you don't have to invite the
  • 00:41:13.050 --> 00:41:14.090
  • enemy to come and make himself
  • 00:41:14.090 --> 00:41:15.250
  • at home in your life.
  • 00:41:15.250 --> 00:41:17.020
  • You just keep living upside
  • 00:41:17.020 --> 00:41:19.030
  • down and the environment
  • 00:41:19.030 --> 00:41:20.130
  • unrighteousness creates
  • 00:41:20.130 --> 00:41:22.080
  • is invitation enough.
  • 00:41:22.080 --> 00:41:24.000
  • This means you can be in your
  • 00:41:24.000 --> 00:41:25.130
  • war room praying against
  • 00:41:25.130 --> 00:41:27.230
  • the devil 'til you are blue in
  • 00:41:27.230 --> 00:41:29.150
  • the face but if you come up out
  • 00:41:29.150 --> 00:41:31.110
  • of that prayer closet and live
  • 00:41:31.110 --> 00:41:32.250
  • a raggedy, unholy life, then
  • 00:41:32.250 --> 00:41:35.210
  • the enemy that you just prayed
  • 00:41:35.210 --> 00:41:37.060
  • against will still make himself
  • 00:41:37.060 --> 00:41:39.180
  • known in your marriage, in your
  • 00:41:39.180 --> 00:41:40.200
  • finances, in your health,
  • 00:41:40.200 --> 00:41:42.240
  • in your mind, in your heart,
  • 00:41:42.240 --> 00:41:44.050
  • in your circumstances, because
  • 00:41:44.050 --> 00:41:46.100
  • the enemy gravitates
  • 00:41:46.100 --> 00:41:48.030
  • toward unrighteousness.
  • 00:41:48.030 --> 00:41:49.280
  • That is why Paul said,
  • 00:41:49.280 --> 00:41:51.150
  • "You gotta live right."
  • 00:41:51.150 --> 00:41:54.140
  • Because this is what the old
  • 00:41:54.140 --> 00:41:56.160
  • preachers used to call it,
  • 00:41:56.160 --> 00:41:57.170
  • y'all, before we got
  • 00:41:57.170 --> 00:41:58.090
  • too pre-seeker-sensitive.
  • 00:41:58.090 --> 00:42:01.110
  • The old preachers, I'm talking
  • 00:42:01.110 --> 00:42:03.250
  • about our grandmother's pastor,
  • 00:42:03.250 --> 00:42:06.030
  • used to call it holiness.
  • 00:42:06.120 --> 00:42:09.120
  • Y'all, straight-up living right.
  • 00:42:09.120 --> 00:42:11.250
  • Just choosing to honor God.
  • 00:42:11.250 --> 00:42:14.150
  • Paul says, "The reason why is
  • 00:42:14.150 --> 00:42:16.010
  • not only because it invites the
  • 00:42:16.010 --> 00:42:17.160
  • favor of God when you're living
  • 00:42:17.160 --> 00:42:19.030
  • right-side up but because it
  • 00:42:19.030 --> 00:42:20.220
  • keeps an atmosphere out of your
  • 00:42:20.220 --> 00:42:23.220
  • life in which demonic activity
  • 00:42:23.220 --> 00:42:24.270
  • can fester.
  • 00:42:24.270 --> 00:42:25.260
  • The enemy has no place.
  • 00:42:25.260 --> 00:42:27.060
  • You'll have a breastplate on,
  • 00:42:27.060 --> 00:42:28.260
  • protecting you from a full
  • 00:42:28.260 --> 00:42:30.150
  • frontal attack by the enemy
  • 00:42:30.150 --> 00:42:32.290
  • into your life when you choose
  • 00:42:32.290 --> 00:42:34.200
  • to put the breastplate
  • 00:42:34.200 --> 00:42:35.190
  • of righteousness on."
  • 00:42:35.190 --> 00:42:37.110
  • It is not perfection.
  • 00:42:37.110 --> 00:42:38.180
  • It means that you choose
  • 00:42:38.180 --> 00:42:39.280
  • as a lifestyle to put one foot
  • 00:42:39.280 --> 00:42:42.040
  • in front of the other as
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  • the Holy Spirit empowers you to
  • 00:42:43.070 --> 00:42:45.100
  • make choices in your attitudes
  • 00:42:45.100 --> 00:42:47.110
  • and in your actions
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  • that honor God.
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  • It's not perfection.
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  • It's just a choice not to plan
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  • to sin.
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  • You know what I mean?
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  • Like, where--if you already have
  • 00:42:56.170 --> 00:42:57.230
  • on your calendar right now where
  • 00:42:57.230 --> 00:42:59.150
  • you know you going after
  • 00:42:59.150 --> 00:43:00.170
  • we close tonight and you're
  • 00:43:00.170 --> 00:43:02.000
  • planning, you've calendared it
  • 00:43:02.000 --> 00:43:04.120
  • in, sin and unrighteousness.
  • 00:43:04.120 --> 00:43:07.020
  • It is choosing not to live
  • 00:43:07.020 --> 00:43:08.030
  • in a lifestyle of sin.
  • 00:43:08.030 --> 00:43:10.110
  • To break--to have the Spirit
  • 00:43:10.110 --> 00:43:12.020
  • break those chains off of
  • 00:43:12.020 --> 00:43:13.090
  • your life so that you can turn
  • 00:43:13.090 --> 00:43:14.280
  • that boat right-side up.
  • 00:43:14.280 --> 00:43:17.070
  • The enemy will have no place
  • 00:43:17.070 --> 00:43:18.250
  • to go when you put
  • 00:43:18.250 --> 00:43:20.040
  • that breastplate on.
  • 00:43:20.040 --> 00:43:23.010
  • And can I tell you that if
  • 00:43:24.160 --> 00:43:27.160
  • there's one concern that I have
  • 00:43:27.160 --> 00:43:28.250
  • for the younger generation,
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  • if you don't mind,
  • 00:43:30.150 --> 00:43:31.070
  • I'm a-put myself in it.
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  • Oh, if there's a concern that
  • 00:43:34.150 --> 00:43:36.070
  • I have, y'all, it is
  • 00:43:36.070 --> 00:43:38.120
  • that we are impressive but
  • 00:43:38.120 --> 00:43:41.020
  • we have no breastplate on.
  • 00:43:42.080 --> 00:43:45.080
  • The problem is that we have so
  • 00:43:45.080 --> 00:43:46.130
  • many Twitter followers but we
  • 00:43:46.230 --> 00:43:49.230
  • have no protection against
  • 00:43:49.230 --> 00:43:50.270
  • the schemes of the enemy.
  • 00:43:50.270 --> 00:43:53.060
  • I'm concerned that we've got a
  • 00:43:53.060 --> 00:43:54.040
  • ton of Instagram likes and our
  • 00:43:54.040 --> 00:43:55.210
  • selfies are perfectly lit.
  • 00:43:55.210 --> 00:43:57.240
  • I'm afraid that we've impressed
  • 00:43:57.240 --> 00:43:59.090
  • people while the enemy is
  • 00:43:59.090 --> 00:44:00.130
  • running roughshod over our
  • 00:44:00.130 --> 00:44:01.130
  • lives.
  • 00:44:01.130 --> 00:44:03.040
  • Because we have not chosen to
  • 00:44:03.040 --> 00:44:05.030
  • impress God more than we impress
  • 00:44:05.030 --> 00:44:07.010
  • the people.
  • 00:44:07.010 --> 00:44:08.090
  • We have not made a decision to
  • 00:44:08.090 --> 00:44:09.160
  • walk in holiness and in
  • 00:44:09.160 --> 00:44:11.170
  • integrity, to not impress folks
  • 00:44:11.170 --> 00:44:14.120
  • more than we make sure we
  • 00:44:14.120 --> 00:44:16.050
  • are garnering the attention
  • 00:44:16.050 --> 00:44:17.280
  • and the applause of
  • 00:44:17.280 --> 00:44:19.120
  • our great God, and so
  • 00:44:19.120 --> 00:44:20.210
  • we're walking around
  • 00:44:20.210 --> 00:44:21.190
  • impressive and savvy
  • 00:44:21.190 --> 00:44:23.110
  • with a whole bunch of
  • 00:44:23.110 --> 00:44:24.130
  • Facebook friends,
  • 00:44:24.130 --> 00:44:25.180
  • while the enemy is
  • 00:44:25.180 --> 00:44:27.000
  • taking advantage of us.
  • 00:44:27.000 --> 00:44:29.120
  • But back in the day, there used
  • 00:44:29.120 --> 00:44:32.040
  • to be a grandmother and a
  • 00:44:32.040 --> 00:44:33.200
  • grandfather that, more than
  • 00:44:34.240 --> 00:44:37.240
  • anything, wanted to honor God.
  • 00:44:37.240 --> 00:44:39.150
  • More than anything, they wanted
  • 00:44:39.150 --> 00:44:40.120
  • to make sure that they walked
  • 00:44:40.120 --> 00:44:41.080
  • uprightly because, like my
  • 00:44:41.080 --> 00:44:42.110
  • grandmother used to say,
  • 00:44:42.110 --> 00:44:43.240
  • "Priscilla, when I meet him,
  • 00:44:43.240 --> 00:44:45.030
  • I don't wanna meet him
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  • with my head hung down.
  • 00:44:46.090 --> 00:44:49.020
  • I wanna be able to look
  • 00:44:49.020 --> 00:44:50.030
  • my Savior in the face."
  • 00:44:50.030 --> 00:44:51.270
  • Do you know, we're gonna
  • 00:44:51.270 --> 00:44:52.250
  • see our Savior?
  • 00:44:52.250 --> 00:44:54.260
  • And can I tell you, when we see
  • 00:44:54.260 --> 00:44:56.280
  • him, he's not gon' ask,
  • 00:44:56.280 --> 00:44:59.130
  • "Priscilla, how many people
  • 00:44:59.130 --> 00:45:01.050
  • went to go see that movie?"
  • 00:45:01.050 --> 00:45:04.020
  • When I see him face to face,
  • 00:45:04.020 --> 00:45:05.050
  • he's not gonna ask me how many
  • 00:45:05.050 --> 00:45:06.090
  • people read that book.
  • 00:45:06.090 --> 00:45:07.190
  • When I see him face to face, he
  • 00:45:07.190 --> 00:45:09.150
  • is not going to ask me how many
  • 00:45:09.150 --> 00:45:11.130
  • likes I got on that Instagram
  • 00:45:11.130 --> 00:45:12.240
  • post.
  • 00:45:12.240 --> 00:45:14.000
  • He's not gonna be impressed by
  • 00:45:14.000 --> 00:45:15.160
  • what impresses us.
  • 00:45:15.160 --> 00:45:17.170
  • When I see him face to face,
  • 00:45:17.170 --> 00:45:18.270
  • he's gonna wanna know did I have
  • 00:45:18.270 --> 00:45:20.080
  • a relationship with his Son,
  • 00:45:20.080 --> 00:45:21.240
  • Jesus Christ.
  • 00:45:21.240 --> 00:45:23.050
  • And then I will give an account.
  • 00:45:29.070 --> 00:45:32.070
  • Y'all, we're gonna give an
  • 00:45:32.070 --> 00:45:33.080
  • account.
  • 00:45:33.080 --> 00:45:34.280
  • And I implore you, brothers and
  • 00:45:34.280 --> 00:45:37.130
  • sisters, to walk in a manner
  • 00:45:37.180 --> 00:45:40.180
  • worthy of our great God.
  • 00:45:40.190 --> 00:45:43.190
  • He has paid too high a price for
  • 00:45:43.190 --> 00:45:45.220
  • us to be walking around with no
  • 00:45:45.220 --> 00:45:47.180
  • breastplate, unprotected against
  • 00:45:47.180 --> 00:45:49.170
  • the advances of the enemy.
  • 00:45:49.170 --> 00:45:51.150
  • Tonight, you can choose, I can
  • 00:45:51.150 --> 00:45:53.180
  • choose, to live holy.
  • 00:45:58.210 --> 00:46:01.230
  • Would you bow your heads with me
  • 00:46:01.230 --> 00:46:02.230
  • please because I wanna ask
  • 00:46:02.230 --> 00:46:04.010
  • you--I wanna ask you if you are
  • 00:46:04.010 --> 00:46:06.240
  • in this room and you know you
  • 00:46:06.240 --> 00:46:07.290
  • are in a lifestyle of sin that
  • 00:46:08.260 --> 00:46:11.260
  • your boat is turned upside down
  • 00:46:11.260 --> 00:46:14.120
  • and the enemy is running rampant
  • 00:46:14.120 --> 00:46:15.260
  • through your life because you
  • 00:46:15.260 --> 00:46:17.030
  • have not either in your
  • 00:46:17.030 --> 00:46:18.160
  • attitudes or actions aligned
  • 00:46:18.160 --> 00:46:19.270
  • them with the truth of God.
  • 00:46:19.270 --> 00:46:22.100
  • But tonight, you've decided you
  • 00:46:22.100 --> 00:46:23.220
  • are no longer going to give the
  • 00:46:23.220 --> 00:46:24.290
  • enemy an opportunity to waltz in
  • 00:46:24.290 --> 00:46:27.170
  • and make himself at home.
  • 00:46:27.170 --> 00:46:29.150
  • Tonight's the night you get your
  • 00:46:29.150 --> 00:46:30.240
  • breastplate fitted so that you
  • 00:46:30.240 --> 00:46:32.110
  • are ready for victory.
  • 00:46:32.110 --> 00:46:34.270
  • If you are in this room, no
  • 00:46:34.270 --> 00:46:36.160
  • matter where you are sitting,
  • 00:46:36.160 --> 00:46:37.180
  • all the way in the furthest
  • 00:46:37.180 --> 00:46:38.260
  • reaches of the balcony or right
  • 00:46:38.260 --> 00:46:40.170
  • here on the floor, no matter
  • 00:46:40.170 --> 00:46:41.290
  • where you are, if you wanna walk
  • 00:46:41.290 --> 00:46:44.000
  • out of here with a breastplate
  • 00:46:44.000 --> 00:46:44.290
  • on, I'm gonna ask you to stand
  • 00:46:44.290 --> 00:46:46.270
  • to your feet.
  • 00:46:47.040 --> 00:46:50.040
  • I cannot wait to pray with you
  • 00:46:50.040 --> 00:46:51.070
  • and over you as we walk out of
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  • Lord Jesus, I thank you.
  • 00:47:19.190 --> 00:47:22.190
  • I thank you that because you
  • 00:47:22.190 --> 00:47:23.100
  • paid so high a price that your
  • 00:47:23.100 --> 00:47:24.200
  • Son shed blood on Calvary on our
  • 00:47:24.200 --> 00:47:27.170
  • behalf, Lord, I thank you right
  • 00:47:27.170 --> 00:47:29.200
  • now that we have the privilege
  • 00:47:29.200 --> 00:47:30.270
  • to have relationship with you.
  • 00:47:30.270 --> 00:47:32.180
  • I thank you that for every
  • 00:47:32.180 --> 00:47:33.190
  • person under the sound of my
  • 00:47:33.190 --> 00:47:34.250
  • voice that is standing, Lord, I
  • 00:47:34.250 --> 00:47:36.130
  • thank you there is no pit they
  • 00:47:36.130 --> 00:47:37.290
  • have dug for themself that is
  • 00:47:37.290 --> 00:47:39.050
  • too deep for you to get them out
  • 00:47:39.050 --> 00:47:40.200
  • of it.
  • 00:47:40.200 --> 00:47:41.140
  • I thank you that your mercy
  • 00:47:41.140 --> 00:47:42.050
  • abounds, that your grace is
  • 00:47:42.050 --> 00:47:43.170
  • sufficient.
  • 00:47:43.170 --> 00:47:44.240
  • I thank you, Father, that today
  • 00:47:44.240 --> 00:47:46.180
  • there is forgiveness of sins.
  • 00:47:46.180 --> 00:47:48.230
  • So I ask those of you in
  • 00:47:48.230 --> 00:47:50.290
  • particular that are standing,
  • 00:47:50.290 --> 00:47:52.030
  • would you picture that lifestyle
  • 00:47:52.030 --> 00:47:53.190
  • choice, that habit that you
  • 00:47:53.190 --> 00:47:55.020
  • have, would you picture it and
  • 00:47:55.020 --> 00:47:56.200
  • would you, in your own way,
  • 00:47:56.200 --> 00:47:58.090
  • just offer it up to God.
  • 00:47:58.090 --> 00:48:00.050
  • Ask for forgiveness.
  • 00:48:00.050 --> 00:48:02.050
  • Know that his grace is
  • 00:48:02.050 --> 00:48:03.190
  • sufficient.
  • 00:48:06.150 --> 00:48:09.150
  • And so, Lord Jesus, we give you
  • 00:48:09.210 --> 00:48:12.210
  • this moment and we pray, Lord,
  • 00:48:12.210 --> 00:48:14.250
  • that you would break shackles
  • 00:48:14.250 --> 00:48:16.050
  • off of people's lives in Jesus'
  • 00:48:16.050 --> 00:48:17.120
  • name.
  • 00:48:17.120 --> 00:48:18.150
  • Lord, I pray we would walk out
  • 00:48:18.150 --> 00:48:19.110
  • of here with an insistence and
  • 00:48:19.110 --> 00:48:21.120
  • an intentionality, Father, to
  • 00:48:21.120 --> 00:48:23.060
  • walk in holiness, Lord, to walk
  • 00:48:23.060 --> 00:48:25.060
  • by the Spirit so that we will no
  • 00:48:25.060 --> 00:48:27.030
  • longer fulfill the desires of
  • 00:48:27.030 --> 00:48:28.090
  • the flesh.
  • 00:48:28.090 --> 00:48:29.230
  • Lord, I thank you that
  • 00:48:29.230 --> 00:48:30.180
  • perfection isn't the call that
  • 00:48:30.180 --> 00:48:31.260
  • you've given to us.
  • 00:48:31.260 --> 00:48:33.050
  • You just told us to yield to the
  • 00:48:33.050 --> 00:48:34.070
  • Spirit of God that lives on the
  • 00:48:34.070 --> 00:48:35.250
  • inside of us, Father, and to
  • 00:48:35.250 --> 00:48:37.060
  • honor you in our actions.
  • 00:48:37.060 --> 00:48:39.260
  • And so, Lord, these who are
  • 00:48:39.260 --> 00:48:40.280
  • standing, they have tired of the
  • 00:48:40.280 --> 00:48:42.210
  • enemy having his way.
  • 00:48:42.210 --> 00:48:44.060
  • Today, they want the breastplate
  • 00:48:44.060 --> 00:48:45.190
  • on so I pray that you would fit
  • 00:48:45.190 --> 00:48:47.150
  • them with it right now in Jesus'
  • 00:48:47.150 --> 00:48:49.060
  • name, that they will have such a
  • 00:48:49.060 --> 00:48:50.290
  • defense against the enemy that
  • 00:48:50.290 --> 00:48:53.080
  • he will no longer have access to
  • 00:48:53.080 --> 00:48:55.020
  • a full frontal attack in their
  • 00:48:55.020 --> 00:48:56.250
  • lives.
  • 00:48:56.250 --> 00:48:57.230
  • Lord, I pray for restoration in
  • 00:48:57.230 --> 00:48:58.270
  • marriages.
  • 00:48:58.270 --> 00:48:59.290
  • Lord, I pray for wholeness in
  • 00:48:59.290 --> 00:49:01.150
  • their hearts.
  • 00:49:01.150 --> 00:49:02.170
  • Lord, I pray for easiness in
  • 00:49:02.170 --> 00:49:04.080
  • their minds.
  • 00:49:04.080 --> 00:49:05.090
  • Father, I pray you would take
  • 00:49:05.090 --> 00:49:06.200
  • care of financial difficulties.
  • 00:49:06.200 --> 00:49:08.050
  • Lord, I'm praying that you would
  • 00:49:08.050 --> 00:49:09.100
  • heal bodies.
  • 00:49:09.100 --> 00:49:10.110
  • Any way, Lord, that the enemy is
  • 00:49:10.110 --> 00:49:11.240
  • taking advantage of them today,
  • 00:49:11.240 --> 00:49:13.140
  • I pray that today it stops in
  • 00:49:13.140 --> 00:49:15.270
  • Jesus' name as they walk in
  • 00:49:15.270 --> 00:49:17.160
  • holiness and integrity.
  • 00:49:17.160 --> 00:49:19.110
  • And it is in the name of
  • 00:49:19.270 --> 00:49:22.270
  • Jesus Christ that we pray
  • 00:49:22.270 --> 00:49:23.290
  • Jesus Christ that we pray
  • 00:49:23.290 --> 00:49:26.060
  • [m
  • 00:49:26.060 --> 00:49:26.070
  • [mus
  • 00:49:26.070 --> 00:49:26.080
  • [music
  • 00:49:26.080 --> 00:49:26.090
  • - Anthony: What an exciting
  • 00:49:27.230 --> 00:49:30.230
  • night and what a privilege we
  • 00:49:30.230 --> 00:49:31.180
  • have had to share
  • 00:49:31.180 --> 00:49:32.170
  • The Fervent Tour with you.
  • 00:49:32.170 --> 00:49:33.150
  • We--isn't it great?
  • 00:49:33.150 --> 00:49:34.250
  • I had a great time.
  • 00:49:34.250 --> 00:49:35.140
  • I just had a great time.
  • 00:49:35.140 --> 00:49:37.010
  • - Priscilla: Yeah, me too.
  • 00:49:37.010 --> 00:49:37.210
  • It's always fun and we always
  • 00:49:37.210 --> 00:49:38.180
  • enjoy it so much it feels like
  • 00:49:38.180 --> 00:49:39.290
  • this privilege we have to meet
  • 00:49:39.290 --> 00:49:41.010
  • up with a bunch of family
  • 00:49:41.010 --> 00:49:41.220
  • members that we've
  • 00:49:41.220 --> 00:49:43.080
  • never met before,
  • 00:49:43.080 --> 00:49:44.010
  • maybe have never seen before.
  • 00:49:44.010 --> 00:49:45.020
  • We get to worship together and
  • 00:49:45.020 --> 00:49:46.080
  • an environment where the people
  • 00:49:48.100 --> 00:49:50.070
  • are different than you, maybe
  • 00:49:50.070 --> 00:49:51.130
  • denominationally or something,
  • 00:49:51.130 --> 00:49:52.220
  • it kind of opens you up to a new
  • 00:49:52.220 --> 00:49:54.080
  • experience that you've never
  • 00:49:54.080 --> 00:49:55.090
  • had before and that's really
  • 00:49:55.090 --> 00:49:56.170
  • what it's all about, being
  • 00:49:56.170 --> 00:49:58.010
  • open to what God wants to do.
  • 00:49:58.010 --> 00:49:59.260
  • - Anthony: Absolutely,
  • 00:49:59.260 --> 00:50:00.140
  • and to be able to do that from
  • 00:50:00.140 --> 00:50:01.180
  • the center of Times Square,
  • 00:50:01.180 --> 00:50:02.260
  • to be able to be so loud about
  • 00:50:02.260 --> 00:50:04.130
  • our faith right here.
  • 00:50:04.130 --> 00:50:05.120
  • What a privilege we have had
  • 00:50:05.120 --> 00:50:06.250
  • to be with our friends at TBN.
  • 00:50:06.250 --> 00:50:08.120
  • And we wanna say a special
  • 00:50:08.120 --> 00:50:09.170
  • thanks to Matt and Laurie Crouch
  • 00:50:09.170 --> 00:50:11.050
  • for allowing us
  • 00:50:11.050 --> 00:50:11.290
  • to do this event.
  • 00:50:11.290 --> 00:50:12.270
  • - Priscilla: We love you guys
  • 00:50:12.270 --> 00:50:13.180
  • so much.
  • 00:50:13.180 --> 00:50:14.160
  • And I wanted to say this to you.
  • 00:50:14.160 --> 00:50:16.160
  • I hope that what you experienced
  • 00:50:16.160 --> 00:50:18.270
  • tonight, that it was that:
  • 00:50:18.270 --> 00:50:20.230
  • an experience.
  • 00:50:20.230 --> 00:50:21.230
  • That you didn't just watch it,
  • 00:50:21.230 --> 00:50:23.020
  • but that it was an experience.
  • 00:50:23.020 --> 00:50:24.020
  • And that you'll continue to
  • 00:50:24.020 --> 00:50:25.070
  • experience it after we're
  • 00:50:25.070 --> 00:50:26.160
  • finished here tonight,
  • 00:50:26.160 --> 00:50:28.240
  • so that you continue to pray
  • 00:50:28.240 --> 00:50:30.230
  • like we prayed tonight.
  • 00:50:30.230 --> 00:50:31.270
  • I hope it provided for you
  • 00:50:31.270 --> 00:50:32.200
  • a blueprint of what you can
  • 00:50:32.200 --> 00:50:34.010
  • do when it's just you
  • 00:50:34.010 --> 00:50:34.250
  • in your bedroom or you
  • 00:50:34.250 --> 00:50:36.060
  • at your kitchen table.
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  • Pray.
  • 00:50:37.040 --> 00:50:37.250
  • The same God who heard us
  • 00:50:37.250 --> 00:50:38.240
  • tonight is the same God
  • 00:50:38.240 --> 00:50:39.230
  • who will hear you when
  • 00:50:39.230 --> 00:50:40.170
  • you're all by yourself.
  • 00:50:40.170 --> 00:50:42.050
  • - Anthony: So we will see you
  • 00:50:42.050 --> 00:50:42.280
  • the next time around and thank
  • 00:50:42.280 --> 00:50:44.010
  • you again so much for watching.
  • 00:50:44.010 --> 00:50:44.270
  • you again so much for watching.
  • 00:50:44.270 --> 00:50:47.090
  • [m
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  • [mus
  • 00:50:47.100 --> 00:50:47.110
  • [music
  • 00:50:47.110 --> 00:50:47.120
  • - Anthony: If you know this
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  • song, I wanna hear you
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  • lift it up with us tonight.
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  • God, we love you
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  • We give you praise and we
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  • ask that for the remainder
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  • of the time together
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  • that you would speak to us.
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  • Speak to us.
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  • Lost are saved,
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  • find their way
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  • at the sound
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  • of your great name.
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  • All condemned
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  • feel no shame--
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  • At what?
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  • At the sound
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  • of your great name.
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  • Every fear has no place
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  • At what?
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  • At the sound
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  • of your great name.
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  • The enemy he has to leave
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  • At what?
  • 00:51:48.100 --> 00:51:49.060
  • At the sound of
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  • your great name.
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  • Jesus,
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  • worthy is the Lamb
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  • that was slain for us
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  • Sing it out.
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  • Son of God and Man,
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  • you are high and lifted up.
  • 00:52:08.260 --> 00:52:11.260
  • And all the world will
  • 00:52:11.260 --> 00:52:13.170
  • praise your great name,
  • 00:52:15.060 --> 00:52:18.060
  • your great name...
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  • All the weak find their
  • 00:52:27.280 --> 00:52:30.280
  • strength at the sound
  • 00:52:32.230 --> 00:52:35.230
  • of your great name.
  • 00:52:36.140 --> 00:52:39.140
  • Hungry souls receive grace
  • 00:52:42.220 --> 00:52:45.220
  • at the sound
  • 00:52:45.290 --> 00:52:48.290
  • of your great name.
  • 00:52:49.050 --> 00:52:52.050
  • The fatherless,
  • 00:52:52.050 --> 00:52:55.010
  • they find their rest
  • 00:52:55.110 --> 00:52:58.110
  • at the sound
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  • of your great name.
  • 00:53:01.200 --> 00:53:04.200
  • The sick are healed
  • 00:53:04.200 --> 00:53:07.180
  • and the dead are raised
  • 00:53:07.250 --> 00:53:10.250
  • at the sound of
  • 00:53:10.290 --> 00:53:13.290
  • your great name.
  • 00:53:15.190 --> 00:53:18.190
  • Jesus, worthy is the Lamb
  • 00:53:20.160 --> 00:53:23.160
  • that was slain for us.
  • 00:53:24.180 --> 00:53:27.180
  • Son of God and Man,
  • 00:53:27.180 --> 00:53:30.040
  • you are high and lifted up.
  • 00:53:30.290 --> 00:53:33.290
  • And all the world will
  • 00:53:33.290 --> 00:53:35.100
  • praise your great name,
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  • your great name.
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  • Redeemer, my Healer,
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  • Lord Almighty, my Savior,
  • 00:53:55.010 --> 00:53:58.010
  • Defender, you are my King.
  • 00:53:59.200 --> 00:54:02.220
  • Redeemer, my Healer,
  • 00:54:03.040 --> 00:54:06.040
  • Lord Almighty, my Savior,
  • 00:54:07.240 --> 00:54:10.240
  • Defender, you are my King.
  • 00:54:13.120 --> 00:54:16.120
  • Jesus, worthy is the Lamb
  • 00:54:17.200 --> 00:54:20.200
  • that was slain for us.
  • 00:54:21.120 --> 00:54:24.120
  • Son of God and Man,
  • 00:54:24.120 --> 00:54:26.270
  • you are high and lifted up.
  • 00:54:28.030 --> 00:54:31.030
  • And all the world will
  • 00:54:31.030 --> 00:54:32.160
  • praise your great name.
  • 00:54:36.080 --> 00:54:39.080
  • You are Jesus.
  • 00:54:39.150 --> 00:54:42.150
  • You are Jesus.
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  • Worthy is the Lamb
  • 00:54:44.110 --> 00:54:46.040
  • that was slain for us.
  • 00:54:46.150 --> 00:54:49.150
  • You're the Son of God
  • 00:54:49.150 --> 00:54:51.040
  • and Man, you are high
  • 00:54:51.040 --> 00:54:53.190
  • and lifted up.
  • 00:54:53.190 --> 00:54:55.260
  • And all the world will
  • 00:54:55.260 --> 00:54:57.120
  • Your great name.
  • 00:55:10.150 --> 00:55:13.150
  • My heart will sing
  • 00:55:13.150 --> 00:55:16.110
  • Jesus, Jesus.
  • 00:55:22.240 --> 00:55:25.240
  • My heart will sing
  • 00:55:25.240 --> 00:55:28.170
  • no other name.
  • 00:55:28.170 --> 00:55:31.160
  • Jesus, Jesus.
  • 00:55:35.160 --> 00:55:38.160
  • My heart will sing
  • 00:55:38.160 --> 00:55:40.200
  • no other name.
  • 00:55:41.200 --> 00:55:44.200
  • Jesus, Jesus.
  • 00:55:47.210 --> 00:55:50.210
  • My heart will sing
  • 00:55:51.020 --> 00:55:54.020
  • no other name.
  • 00:55:54.110 --> 00:55:57.110
  • Jesus, Jesus.
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  • One more time, sing!
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  • My heart will sing
  • 00:56:03.280 --> 00:56:06.270
  • no other name.
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  • Jesus, Jesus.
  • 00:56:12.230 --> 00:56:15.230
  • My heart will sing
  • 00:56:16.150 --> 00:56:19.150
  • no other name.
  • 00:56:20.020 --> 00:56:23.020
  • My heart will sing no other
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  • name but the name of Jesus.
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  • Oh, Jesus is the name.
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  • The name above all names.
  • 00:56:41.270 --> 00:56:44.270
  • The only one who saves.
  • 00:56:47.090 --> 00:56:50.090
  • And all the world will
  • 00:56:50.090 --> 00:56:51.020
  • praise your great name.
  • 00:56:54.280 --> 00:56:57.280
  • praise your great name.
  • 00:56:57.280 --> 00:57:04.100
  • [m
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  • [mus
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  • [music
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  • No other name.
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  • No other name.
  • 00:57:15.250 --> 00:57:18.250
  • No other name.
  • 00:57:18.250 --> 00:57:22.080
  • [m
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  • [mus
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  • [music
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  • Then sings my soul
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  • my Savior God to thee.
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  • How great thou art,
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  • how great thou art.
  • 00:57:44.110 --> 00:57:47.110
  • Then sings my soul
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  • my Savior God to thee.
  • 00:57:56.210 --> 00:57:59.210
  • How great thou art,
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  • how great thou art.
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