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What Should We Do? Part 2

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July 31, 2020
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Pastor Allen Jackson's mission is to help people become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.

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What Should We Do? Part 2

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  • Pastor Allen Jackson: I knowmany Christians
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  • who imagine themselvesSpirit-filled, and
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  • they'll give you evidencein their prayer lives
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  • or their prayer languages,or what prayer,
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  • many expressions of that.
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  • But there's a difference insaying, I'm filled with the
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  • Spirit and to lead a life in thepower of the Spirit of God.
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  • We need the power of the Spiritof God to be displayed in
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  • this season.
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  • Our churches have been inert fortoo long.
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  • male announcer: God has madeextravagant provision for us
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  • through the crossof Jesus Christ.
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  • And with prayer, you can openthe door for God's plan in
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  • your life.
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  • Pastor Allen Jackson: Hey, it'sPastor Allen.
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  • It's great to be with you again.
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  • We're having church outdoorsthese days.
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  • It's the safest way for us to betogether.
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  • But it's important for thechurch to be together.
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  • I pray the church where you arehas begun meeting again.
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  • If not, I would encourage you tobe an advocate for that.
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  • We've got to overcome thisvirus.
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  • We can't afford to hide from itany longer.
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  • I believe the blood of Jesus issufficient to give us a pathway
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  • through it, and the Holy Spiritwill give us the wisdom we need
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  • to come back to life.
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  • Our kids have got to go back toschool, our businesses have to
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  • open up again, our churches needto be worshiping.
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  • You realize that 90% of us thatwere worshiping together in
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  • January have not been worshipingtogether?
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  • That leaves a deficit in ourworld.
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  • It's more valuable than we canimagine.
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  • And if the Church doesn'timagine ourselves to be
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  • essential, we shouldn't imagineanybody else to.
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  • I'm honored to have theseminutes with you.
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  • Our topic today is, "God BlessAmerica Again."
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  • Listen, there's no question Godblessed this nation.
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  • I believe he called it intoexistence.
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  • The liberties, the freedoms thatwe have, the abundance that we
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  • enjoy, the privileges that havecome to our children of schools
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  • and the opportunities that theyhave, the travel they've been
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  • exposed to, those are notuniversal in scope.
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  • They're unique to us as a peoplein so many ways, and I believe
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  • they come from the hand of God.
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  • We want to be thankful for that.
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  • Maybe you want to just take aminute and thank God for the
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  • blessings he's given you.
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  • I know our lives aren't perfect,but gratitude is the beginning
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  • for so many good things with theLord.
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  • And we're gonna look at the Wordof God today and see if we can
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  • understand what we need to do,what's our response.
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  • The Church has a mission in thisseason that is just as important
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  • as the healthcare people or theeconomist or our
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  • political leaders.
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  • We need the Church to be theChurch, and we have to believe
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  • in the tools that God has put inour hand, and we have to
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  • implement them.
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  • I'm going to give you someassignments today.
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  • I hope you came with an openheart and a willingness to say
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  • yes to the Lord.
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  • Get out your Bible, get anotepad, take a few minutes.
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  • God is gonna focus us.
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  • We're gonna see the victories ofthe Lord in the land of
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  • the living.
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  • Enjoy the lesson.
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  • Pastor Allen Jackson: Some ofyou are stuck.
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  • You're stuck.
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  • You worship your intellect.
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  • I like education, I could'vebeen a professional student.
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  • I like to learn and to read, andto- I'm quite happy in the
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  • stacks of books in a library,that is old-school.
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  • But I had to learn to yield myintellect to God.
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  • He's smarter than we are.
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  • And some of you are stuck.
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  • You think, I don't have any ideawhy missing a meal would have
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  • any impact on the destiny of anation or on my own personal
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  • trajectory or my own Spirituallife.
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  • And apart from the Word of Godand the counsel it gives us, we
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  • wouldn't have any idea.
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  • But God spared a city becausethey humbled themselves in
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  • prayer and fasting, and changedtheir ways.
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  • Nineveh was spared for more than100 years.
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  • In fact, in a startlingcontrast, Northern Israel did
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  • not repent.
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  • Refused the calls to repentancethat came from
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  • multiple prophets.
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  • Nineveh had one prophet from aforeign nation, and when they
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  • heard the assignment the firsttime, they humbled themselves in
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  • fasting and prayer.
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  • Northern Israel refused to dothat under the tutelage of
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  • multiple prophets.
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  • And Nineveh was the agent thatGod used to discipline
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  • Northern Israel.
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  • I'll give you another example,Esther.
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  • Again, I hope a familiar story.
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  • A young Jewish woman, whocoincidentally became the queen
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  • of Persia.
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  • She had a very powerfulposition.
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  • And there's a threat to theJewish people.
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  • In fact, the king has signed anedict that the Jews throughout
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  • his empire are to be slaughteredon an appointed day.
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  • And the man who'd reared Esther,her cousin, sends a message to
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  • her, asking her to intercede forher people at some significant
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  • personal risk.
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  • You know, again, it's probablyworth noting, it's just a matter
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  • of history that, when Israel wasfree and independent, and they
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  • were given multiple warnings torepent or destruction would
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  • come, they refused the warnings.
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  • But when Israel lost their placein the land and their temple was
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  • destroyed and they're living asexiles in foreign nations, on
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  • multiple occasions we watch thepeople of God respond to his
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  • invitations, to humblethemselves and fast and pray.
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  • When they were in captivity,they were willing to cooperate
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  • with God in a new way.
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  • I took a moment with that,because it seems to have a
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  • parallel to us.
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  • We still have a good degree ofour independence.
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  • We still have freedom andliberty to gather and to
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  • worship, and to come and to go,and to use our resources as we
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  • would choose.
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  • I think the question that isoutstanding is, will those of us
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  • who imagine ourselves to be apart of the body of Christ, will
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  • we humble ourselves and repent,or will we imagine that the
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  • problems that vex us are theresponsibility of the wicked?
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  • If we will humble ourselves andpray.
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  • I want to read you Esther'sanswer.
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  • She said, "Gather together allthe Jews who were in Susa, the
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  • capital city, and fast for me.
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  • Don't eat or drink for threedays, night or day.
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  • I and my maids will fast as youdo.
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  • And when this is done, I'll goto the king, even though it's
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  • against the law.
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  • And if I perish, I perish."
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  • You know, until this day theJewish people celebrate
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  • that victory.
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  • It's another Jewish holiday,Purim.
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  • God responded to the people whenthey humbled themselves, when
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  • they afflicted their souls.
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  • The one who had instigated theannihilation was himself
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  • destroyed with the plans he hadmade for the people.
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  • God supernaturally intervened.
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  • Do you believe that Godintervenes in the course of
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  • human history?
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  • It's important, church!
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  • Why would we trust science morethan we trust God?
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  • And I'm not against science, I'mgrateful for all the work
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  • they do.
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  • But the Church has to believethat almighty God has a stronger
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  • hand than any force that a humanbeing can initiate.
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  • I want to finish the bit of thestory.
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  • I think it's relevant.
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  • Esther 5 in verse 1 says, "Onthe third day Esther put on her
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  • royal robes and she stood in theinner court and the palace, in
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  • front of the king's hall.
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  • And the king was sitting on hisroyal throne in the hall, facing
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  • the entrance."
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  • After Esther had fasted andprayed for three days, she put
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  • on her royal robes and went tosee the king.
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  • If you went without a summonsand the king didn't lower his
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  • scepter to welcome, you know thestory, you'd be executed.
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  • It was a harsh time.
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  • And Esther, after she'd prayedand fasted, and all those who
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  • attended her and all those whowould stand with her, she put on
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  • her royal robes.
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  • I have an image of that.
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  • She's standing there as thequeen, dressed in her
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  • royal finery.
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  • I love the image, because Iwanna suggest an image to you.
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  • After we've humbled ourselves,and we have repented, we have to
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  • put on our royal robes andpresent ourselves to the king.
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  • If we intend to change history,fasting and prayer and
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  • repentance is a pathway.
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  • Listen to Isaiah 61 in verse 10.
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  • "I delight greatly in the Lord,my soul rejoices in my God.
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  • For he has clothed me withgarments of salvation and
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  • arrayed me in a robe ofrighteousness, as a bridegroom
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  • adorns his head like a priest,and a bride adorns herself with
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  • her jewels."
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  • When we've humbled ourselves,and we stand in the
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  • righteousness that is ours inChrist, and we stand clothed not
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  • in our self-righteousness, ourfilthy rags, but within the
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  • glorious provision of theredemptive work of God.
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  • We can come boldly, the authorof Hebrews says, before the
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  • throne of grace and find mercyto help us in our time of need.
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  • We have an assignment, Church.
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  • It's to be more than spectatorswho consume the news, and our
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  • hearts are filled with anguishand panic.
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  • You've heard of the Pilgrims?
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  • We have a holiday where theystill at least get some partial
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  • billing, right?
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  • Buckles on their shoes, turkeys.
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  • Remember the Pilgrims?
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  • The Pilgrims emerged from a sectwithin England, the Puritans.
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  • I don't have time to unpack thedifferences and the
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  • distinctions, but WilliamBradford and the Pilgrims who
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  • helped to found this nation orpopulate this continent, were
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  • consistently united in publicprayer and fasting.
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  • It was a part of their lives,privately and publicly.
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  • I brought one example.
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  • I could've brought many, becauseit's a part of William
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  • Bradford's writings.
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  • They were about to depart on thejourney to cross the ocean.
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  • Says, being ready to depart,they had a day of
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  • solemn humiliation.
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  • Their pastor John, Robinson,took his text from Ezra 8:21.
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  • Sound familiar?
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  • By the Ahava Canal.
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  • I proclaimed a fast so that wemight humble ourselves before
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  • our God and ask him for a safejourney for us and our children
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  • with all our possessions.
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  • Bradford goes on to write, uponwhich Robinson spent a good part
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  • of the day very profitably andsuitable to their present
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  • an occasion.
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  • The rest of the time was spentin pouring out prayers to the
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  • Lord with great fervency, mixedwith the abundance of tears.
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  • Did you know our nation wasbirthed by a group of people who
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  • stood together in prayer andfasting before they faced the
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  • challenges of their lives?
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  • That's our history.
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  • The practice of setting asidespecial days of prayer and
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  • fasting became an accepted partof life of the Plymouth Colony.
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  • November 15, 1636, a law waspassed that allowed the governor
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  • and his assistants to commandsolemn days of humiliation by
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  • fasting, and also forthanksgiving as the occasion
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  • shall be offered.
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  • What we're doing today is not adeviation from our history.
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  • We're asking God for hisblessing, for his guidance, for
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  • his deliverance upon us in thisseason of our history together.
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  • We refuse to simply consume theblessings of the sacrifices of
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  • those who have gone before us.
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  • We'll take our place as thepeople of God in
  • 00:12:02.410 --> 00:12:04.846
  • this generation.
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  • Now, I'm sure there's a skepticor two that will say, Pastor,
  • 00:12:06.214 --> 00:12:11.686
  • those are all Old Testamentexamples.
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  • You're right, Obi-Wan.
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  • So let me give you one NewTestament example from a figure
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  • I think you'll know, his name isJesus.
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  • In Luke 4 in chapter 1 it says,"Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit,
  • 00:12:24.132 --> 00:12:27.269
  • returned from the Jordan, wherehe'd been baptized, and was led
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  • by the Spirit into the desert,where for 40 days he was tempted
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  • by the devil.
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  • And he ate nothing during thosedays, and at the end of them he
  • 00:12:36.011 --> 00:12:38.847
  • was hungry."
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  • You think?
  • 00:12:40.215 --> 00:12:41.550
  • Jesus did not begin his publicministry until he'd spent 40
  • 00:12:41.583 --> 00:12:45.487
  • days seeking God with prayer andfasting.
  • 00:12:45.520 --> 00:12:49.324
  • If it was important for thesinless, obedient son of God,
  • 00:12:49.357 --> 00:12:53.595
  • sent to the earth Incarnate, onan assignment to seek and to
  • 00:12:53.628 --> 00:12:57.833
  • save those which were lost, ifit was necessary for him to fast
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  • and pray to fulfill God'sassignment for his life, can you
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  • imagine that it might berelevant for you and me?
  • 00:13:05.207 --> 00:13:10.812
  • In fact, in that same chapter ofLuke's gospel, chapter 4 in
  • 00:13:10.846 --> 00:13:13.849
  • verse 14, it says that Jesus,after this time of temptation
  • 00:13:13.882 --> 00:13:17.419
  • and fasting, returned toGalilee.
  • 00:13:17.452 --> 00:13:19.988
  • But he says this time hereturned in the power of the
  • 00:13:20.021 --> 00:13:22.324
  • Spirit, and news about himspread through the
  • 00:13:22.357 --> 00:13:24.893
  • whole countryside.
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  • His ministry is launched!
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  • It goes viral, if we can borrowa term.
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  • He returned in the power of theSpirit.
  • 00:13:32.067 --> 00:13:33.869
  • I think the distinction betweenbeing filled with the Spirit and
  • 00:13:33.902 --> 00:13:36.872
  • leading a life in the power ofthe Spirit has to do with your
  • 00:13:36.905 --> 00:13:40.175
  • determination to afflict yoursoul.
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  • To humble ourselves and fast andseek the face of the Lord.
  • 00:13:43.445 --> 00:13:49.618
  • I know many Christians, whoimagine themselves
  • 00:13:49.651 --> 00:13:51.553
  • Spirit-filled, and they'll giveyou evidence in their prayer
  • 00:13:51.586 --> 00:13:53.889
  • lives or their prayer languagesor many expressions of that.
  • 00:13:53.922 --> 00:13:58.960
  • But there's a difference insaying I'm filled with the
  • 00:13:58.994 --> 00:14:00.729
  • Spirit and to lead a life in thepower of the Spirit of God.
  • 00:14:00.762 --> 00:14:04.466
  • We need the power of the Spiritof God to be displayed in
  • 00:14:04.499 --> 00:14:08.069
  • this season.
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  • Our churches have been inert fortoo long.
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  • [applause]
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  • If we will subdue our soulishself and give first place to the
  • 00:14:12.641 --> 00:14:18.413
  • Spirit of God, the power of theSpirit will manifest himself in
  • 00:14:18.446 --> 00:14:22.417
  • our presence.
  • 00:14:22.450 --> 00:14:27.455
  • Now, I want to close this withan invitation.
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  • And I'd like to highlight thepower of repentance in
  • 00:14:30.625 --> 00:14:33.395
  • our lives.
  • 00:14:33.428 --> 00:14:34.729
  • You see, repentance unleashesbelief and faith and
  • 00:14:34.763 --> 00:14:38.533
  • faithfulness in us.
  • 00:14:38.566 --> 00:14:39.868
  • We've been watching of latedemonstrations in the streets of
  • 00:14:39.901 --> 00:14:43.605
  • our cities.
  • 00:14:43.638 --> 00:14:44.940
  • And we've heard calls frommultiple fronts for others
  • 00:14:44.973 --> 00:14:49.778
  • to repent.
  • 00:14:49.811 --> 00:14:51.146
  • It seems to me that there's ahigh degree of consciousness,
  • 00:14:51.179 --> 00:14:54.783
  • awareness, of the sins of otherpeople.
  • 00:14:54.816 --> 00:14:58.453
  • And even the sins of othergenerations.
  • 00:14:58.486 --> 00:15:02.123
  • But it seems also to me thatwe're much less concerned with
  • 00:15:02.157 --> 00:15:05.360
  • our own heart condition and ourown obedience to God.
  • 00:15:05.393 --> 00:15:09.864
  • We can't repent for others.
  • 00:15:09.898 --> 00:15:12.067
  • But we can repent for ourselves.
  • 00:15:12.100 --> 00:15:15.637
  • When Jesus began his ministry,it says he went into Galilee,
  • 00:15:15.670 --> 00:15:18.673
  • proclaiming the good news ofGod.
  • 00:15:18.707 --> 00:15:20.241
  • It's Mark chapter 1. '"The timehas come,' he said.
  • 00:15:20.275 --> 00:15:22.944
  • 'The kingdom of God is near.
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  • Repent and believe the goodnews."'
  • 00:15:24.312 --> 00:15:27.449
  • Repentance is the catalyst, it'sthe accelerant for belief.
  • 00:15:27.482 --> 00:15:33.421
  • If you're struggling to believe,if there are places where doubt
  • 00:15:33.455 --> 00:15:36.558
  • and skepticism hold a place inyour thoughts and your emotions,
  • 00:15:36.591 --> 00:15:44.632
  • perhaps you doubt that the bloodof Jesus is sufficient to set
  • 00:15:44.666 --> 00:15:48.169
  • you free, that you failed sogloriously and so magnificently
  • 00:15:48.203 --> 00:15:51.906
  • and so frequently that you'rerelegated to the second-class
  • 00:15:51.940 --> 00:15:55.343
  • citizenry of the kingdom.
  • 00:15:55.377 --> 00:15:56.678
  • Or perhaps your battle iselsewhere.
  • 00:15:56.711 --> 00:16:01.349
  • You feel like you'd have tolower yourself to believe the
  • 00:16:01.383 --> 00:16:03.885
  • Word of God, to be inspired andauthoritative and directive.
  • 00:16:03.918 --> 00:16:08.823
  • Whatever the source may be,whatever avenue it's taken,
  • 00:16:08.857 --> 00:16:11.426
  • because our adversary is cleverand he'll put us in bondage with
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  • whatever lie we're willing tolisten to.
  • 00:16:16.297 --> 00:16:19.734
  • But if we will pause and invitethe Holy Spirit into our lives
  • 00:16:19.768 --> 00:16:22.670
  • with a Spirit of humility andrepentance, the barriers to
  • 00:16:22.704 --> 00:16:26.508
  • belief will crumble.
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  • You'll be able to believe whereyou have stood as a
  • 00:16:28.710 --> 00:16:30.779
  • staunch skeptic.
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  • Jesus gave us the formula,repent and believe.
  • 00:16:34.082 --> 00:16:38.787
  • One last verse, Hosea 10 inverse 12.
  • 00:16:38.820 --> 00:16:42.757
  • He says, "Sow for yourselvesrighteousness, reap the fruit of
  • 00:16:42.791 --> 00:16:45.460
  • unfailing love, and break upyour unplowed ground, it is time
  • 00:16:45.493 --> 00:16:49.597
  • to seek the Lord, until he comesand showers righteousness
  • 00:16:49.631 --> 00:16:53.201
  • on you."
  • 00:16:53.234 --> 00:16:54.569
  • What we're asking God to do iscome by his Spirit and shower
  • 00:16:54.602 --> 00:16:57.005
  • righteousness upon our nation.
  • 00:16:57.038 --> 00:16:59.707
  • In our homes, in our schools, onour college campuses, in the
  • 00:16:59.741 --> 00:17:02.777
  • halls of Congress, in ourhospital corridors.
  • 00:17:02.811 --> 00:17:07.248
  • Would you not put your face onthe ground and weep to see
  • 00:17:07.282 --> 00:17:11.986
  • righteousness showered upon ournation?
  • 00:17:12.020 --> 00:17:15.890
  • Well, the prophet gives us thepathway.
  • 00:17:15.924 --> 00:17:19.928
  • He said that we have to break upour unplowed ground.
  • 00:17:19.961 --> 00:17:23.598
  • Some of the older translationssay our fallow ground, the
  • 00:17:23.631 --> 00:17:26.334
  • ground that may have beenfruitful in earlier seasons but
  • 00:17:26.367 --> 00:17:29.170
  • it's been left untilled,untended.
  • 00:17:29.204 --> 00:17:31.639
  • It was treated presumptively, itwas ignored, and now it has to
  • 00:17:31.673 --> 00:17:34.576
  • be broken up again.
  • 00:17:34.609 --> 00:17:35.944
  • Well, repentance is the catalystfor that.
  • 00:17:35.977 --> 00:17:39.848
  • Now I know if you've been aroundchurch twice, you're familiar
  • 00:17:39.881 --> 00:17:42.050
  • with the word "repent."
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  • But I honestly don't believe youcan be a faithful disciple of
  • 00:17:43.451 --> 00:17:47.722
  • Jesus unless you're very muchfamiliar and at home with the
  • 00:17:47.755 --> 00:17:50.959
  • practice of repentance.
  • 00:17:50.992 --> 00:17:52.293
  • Repentance isn't something thatthe pagans need to do,
  • 00:17:52.327 --> 00:17:55.196
  • repentance is the practice ofthe people of God.
  • 00:17:55.230 --> 00:17:59.134
  • And I want to invite you towardsa little different attitude
  • 00:17:59.167 --> 00:18:01.169
  • towards repentance in your life.
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  • Don't be in a hurry with it.
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  • Ask the Spirit of God to helpyou to thoroughly examine the
  • 00:18:05.406 --> 00:18:08.376
  • state of your heart and see whatcondition you're in.
  • 00:18:08.409 --> 00:18:12.547
  • Check to see if, on a dailybasis, you're walking with God.
  • 00:18:12.580 --> 00:18:18.219
  • Or if you're walking with thedevil.
  • 00:18:18.253 --> 00:18:20.955
  • And you may need to break yourday into segments.
  • 00:18:20.989 --> 00:18:22.757
  • Do you honor God through thecourse of your day?
  • 00:18:22.790 --> 00:18:26.661
  • And I don't mean for you simplyto glance at your past life and
  • 00:18:26.694 --> 00:18:29.898
  • acknowledge that it was filledwith sin and ungodliness, and
  • 00:18:29.931 --> 00:18:33.468
  • then go to God with a generalconfession to just dump the
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  • whole lot on the ground.
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  • That's not what I'm suggesting.
  • 00:18:38.006 --> 00:18:42.210
  • I'm asking you to look at eachindividual thing that the Spirit
  • 00:18:42.243 --> 00:18:45.380
  • of God brings to your mind, oneat a time.
  • 00:18:45.413 --> 00:18:47.382
  • Take a pen and paper, perhaps.
  • 00:18:47.415 --> 00:18:50.552
  • And I'm grateful for technology,I use a computer a lot, but if
  • 00:18:50.585 --> 00:18:53.188
  • I'm really getting serious aboutsomethin' I want a legal pad and
  • 00:18:53.221 --> 00:18:55.957
  • a pen.
  • 00:18:55.990 --> 00:18:57.292
  • I like lists.
  • 00:18:57.325 --> 00:19:01.496
  • And whatever tool is mostcomfortable in your hand, take
  • 00:19:01.529 --> 00:19:05.333
  • some time, ask the Spirit of Godto help you to think of your
  • 00:19:05.366 --> 00:19:07.936
  • failures, your sins.
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  • Don't ignore them.
  • 00:19:09.771 --> 00:19:11.072
  • There's a solution for 'em,there's a remedy for 'em, but
  • 00:19:11.105 --> 00:19:13.174
  • ignoring them, denying them,hiding them in the past or the
  • 00:19:13.208 --> 00:19:16.744
  • recesses of your memory doesn'tnecessarily bring freedom.
  • 00:19:16.778 --> 00:19:20.281
  • Go over them carefully, as ifyou were evaluating a bill or
  • 00:19:20.315 --> 00:19:23.184
  • a receipt.
  • 00:19:23.218 --> 00:19:24.519
  • Each time something else comesto mind, put it on the list.
  • 00:19:24.552 --> 00:19:32.527
  • The list we're more familiarwith are the sins we
  • 00:19:32.560 --> 00:19:34.596
  • commit overtly.
  • 00:19:34.629 --> 00:19:35.964
  • Ungodly choices.
  • 00:19:35.997 --> 00:19:39.200
  • I think the one that plaguesthis generation is worldliness.
  • 00:19:39.234 --> 00:19:43.605
  • Even within the Church.
  • 00:19:43.638 --> 00:19:44.973
  • I think we have sold our soulsto comfort and convenience.
  • 00:19:45.006 --> 00:19:50.812
  • Pride.
  • 00:19:50.845 --> 00:19:52.146
  • Envy.
  • 00:19:52.180 --> 00:19:53.514
  • It seems that our desire formore is insatiable.
  • 00:19:53.548 --> 00:19:58.119
  • Contentment has escaped us,because we're filled with
  • 00:19:58.152 --> 00:20:01.289
  • covetousness and envy, acritical Spirit, lack
  • 00:20:01.322 --> 00:20:05.126
  • of respect.
  • 00:20:05.159 --> 00:20:06.461
  • It's washing over us like anavalanche, because we haven't
  • 00:20:06.494 --> 00:20:10.164
  • had it within the Church, wehaven't even respected God.
  • 00:20:10.198 --> 00:20:14.402
  • Lying.
  • 00:20:14.435 --> 00:20:15.737
  • We've got a whole new set ofvocabulary words for the
  • 00:20:15.770 --> 00:20:18.906
  • frequency with which we lie.
  • 00:20:18.940 --> 00:20:20.708
  • We spin things, we misremember.
  • 00:20:20.742 --> 00:20:23.845
  • Well, that's your truth.
  • 00:20:23.878 --> 00:20:25.213
  • We cheat, we call it goodbusiness.
  • 00:20:25.246 --> 00:20:33.121
  • If we find a way to make someinappropriate profit because the
  • 00:20:33.154 --> 00:20:36.557
  • person we're dealing with iseither unaware or incapable of
  • 00:20:36.591 --> 00:20:39.193
  • understanding what's beneath ourprofit, we don't imagine that we
  • 00:20:39.227 --> 00:20:42.196
  • are cheating somebody forpersonal gain, we say we've done
  • 00:20:42.230 --> 00:20:45.099
  • good business.
  • 00:20:45.133 --> 00:20:46.434
  • God forgive us!
  • 00:20:46.467 --> 00:20:51.572
  • I'm not talking about thosebeyond the Church.
  • 00:20:51.606 --> 00:20:53.675
  • Our hypocrisy.
  • 00:20:53.708 --> 00:20:55.009
  • We rob God, we don't give.
  • 00:20:55.043 --> 00:20:57.578
  • We find some story about someonemisappropriating funds with
  • 00:20:57.612 --> 00:21:00.315
  • which they were entrusted, andwe think that relieves us from
  • 00:21:00.348 --> 00:21:02.950
  • our obligation to lead generouslives.
  • 00:21:02.984 --> 00:21:08.456
  • It seems that our tempers, wehave unleashed them.
  • 00:21:08.489 --> 00:21:10.591
  • We've given ourselves anemotional license.
  • 00:21:10.625 --> 00:21:12.860
  • We've got a whole new vocabularyfor that, too.
  • 00:21:12.894 --> 00:21:14.495
  • Things like road rage, we usedjust to call you a bad driver.
  • 00:21:14.529 --> 00:21:21.269
  • Unforgiveness.
  • 00:21:21.302 --> 00:21:22.637
  • The list goes on and on.
  • 00:21:22.670 --> 00:21:24.605
  • I want to ask you today toconsider joining in the fast
  • 00:21:24.639 --> 00:21:28.476
  • this week.
  • 00:21:28.509 --> 00:21:29.811
  • Choose the part that'sappropriate for you, but I want
  • 00:21:29.844 --> 00:21:33.815
  • to ask you this morning ifyou'll take a step of faith
  • 00:21:33.848 --> 00:21:35.850
  • with me.
  • 00:21:35.883 --> 00:21:37.218
  • An expression of repentance.
  • 00:21:37.251 --> 00:21:38.786
  • I want you to stand with me, ifyou will.
  • 00:21:38.820 --> 00:21:40.154
  • I'm done.
  • 00:21:40.188 --> 00:21:41.489
  • But while I've been workingthrough this, I know the Spirit
  • 00:21:41.522 --> 00:21:46.994
  • of God has touched some of yourhearts.
  • 00:21:47.028 --> 00:21:50.798
  • And you're uncomfortable withthe place you've stood, the
  • 00:21:50.832 --> 00:21:52.867
  • things you've tolerated, thethings you've excused
  • 00:21:52.900 --> 00:21:55.970
  • and justified.
  • 00:21:56.003 --> 00:21:57.338
  • We're all gonna say a prayertogether in a moment, but I want
  • 00:21:57.372 --> 00:22:00.708
  • to ask you, if you have beenconvicted of that, as we've been
  • 00:22:00.742 --> 00:22:04.045
  • listening, I want to ask ifyou'd be willing to come
  • 00:22:04.078 --> 00:22:05.680
  • forward, and simply come andoffer a prayer of repentance to
  • 00:22:05.713 --> 00:22:08.916
  • the Lord.
  • 00:22:08.950 --> 00:22:10.251
  • You can do it quietly to him.
  • 00:22:10.284 --> 00:22:11.586
  • There's plenty of grass up here,you can social distance and
  • 00:22:11.619 --> 00:22:14.956
  • still be down here.
  • 00:22:14.989 --> 00:22:16.324
  • All right, come quickly, we'renot gonna wait long, 'cause
  • 00:22:16.357 --> 00:22:19.060
  • we're gonna pray.
  • 00:22:19.093 --> 00:22:23.965
  • Let's say it together.
  • 00:22:23.998 --> 00:22:25.366
  • Heavenly Father, forgive us forignoring your counsel and for
  • 00:22:25.400 --> 00:22:32.039
  • choosing our own way.
  • 00:22:32.073 --> 00:22:33.374
  • We have turned our backs on you,on your goodness and
  • 00:22:33.408 --> 00:22:39.680
  • abundant blessings.
  • 00:22:39.714 --> 00:22:41.048
  • We have chosen pride andindulgence over righteousness
  • 00:22:41.082 --> 00:22:48.322
  • and purity.
  • 00:22:48.356 --> 00:22:49.657
  • We humble ourselves today and inrepentance we ask for
  • 00:22:49.690 --> 00:22:55.563
  • your mercy.
  • 00:22:55.596 --> 00:22:56.898
  • We are a people and a nation inneed of healing.
  • 00:22:56.931 --> 00:23:04.205
  • Only Almighty God can restoreour fortunes.
  • 00:23:04.238 --> 00:23:09.710
  • We cry out to you today formercy.
  • 00:23:09.744 --> 00:23:14.315
  • We don't blame others for ourcircumstances, we have walked
  • 00:23:14.348 --> 00:23:19.654
  • this path.
  • 00:23:19.687 --> 00:23:21.022
  • Today we acknowledge AlmightyGod as the judge of all
  • 00:23:21.055 --> 00:23:27.228
  • the earth.
  • 00:23:27.261 --> 00:23:28.563
  • May the name of Jesus ofNazareth be lifted up in our
  • 00:23:28.596 --> 00:23:35.503
  • homes, in our cities, in ourstates, in our nation, in
  • 00:23:35.536 --> 00:23:41.576
  • our churches.
  • 00:23:41.609 --> 00:23:42.910
  • In Jesus' name, amen.
  • 00:23:42.944 --> 00:23:46.481
  • Hallelujah.
  • 00:23:46.514 --> 00:23:47.849
  • And Father, I thank you forthese men and women.
  • 00:23:47.882 --> 00:23:49.884
  • I thank you for their lives, fortheir courage and their response
  • 00:23:49.917 --> 00:23:53.321
  • to you today.
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  • Lord, I pray you'll take note.
  • 00:23:54.722 --> 00:23:56.023
  • Holy Spirit, we ask you to guideus.
  • 00:23:56.057 --> 00:23:59.293
  • If there are places we havetolerated and accepted things
  • 00:23:59.327 --> 00:24:02.029
  • that have separated us fromGod's best, we want to turn away
  • 00:24:02.063 --> 00:24:05.199
  • from 'em, we wanna lay 'em down,no excuses, no justification.
  • 00:24:05.233 --> 00:24:10.238
  • We want to separate ourselvesfrom each of those things today.
  • 00:24:10.271 --> 00:24:14.809
  • We come and we ask for yourmercy and your cleansing and
  • 00:24:14.842 --> 00:24:17.178
  • your forgiveness through theblood of Jesus.
  • 00:24:17.211 --> 00:24:19.947
  • Holy Spirit, continue to speakto us, far beyond this moment
  • 00:24:19.981 --> 00:24:23.551
  • in time.
  • 00:24:23.584 --> 00:24:24.886
  • Cleanse us and we'll be clean.
  • 00:24:24.919 --> 00:24:27.088
  • Deliver us and we'll bedelivered.
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  • Wash us and we'll be made whiteagain.
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  • And Lord, I pray for those whocome with great needs.
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  • Some are facing sickness anddisease, and I pray that, in the
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  • name of Jesus, you would restoretheir health, bring life to
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  • their bodies.
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  • Where they've been weak may theygain strength.
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  • Where they have facedchallenges, Lord, I pray
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  • there'll be resolutionsavailable.
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  • In the name of Jesus, Father,let us begin to celebrate the
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  • victories and the wholeness.
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  • Father, those that havestruggled with oppression and
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  • depression, with a heaviness anddiscouragement and addictions,
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  • in Jesus' name may those forcesbe broken over their lives
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  • this day.
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  • Through the blood of Jesus, wehave been redeemed out of an
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  • empty way of life.
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  • We have been set free to serve aliving God.
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  • We humble ourselves today.
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  • We can't save ourselves ordeliver ourselves, but through
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  • the blood of Jesus we have beenredeemed and we praise you for
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  • it this day.
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  • In Jesus' name, amen.
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  • Hallelujah.
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