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December 8, 2019
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Bethel Presents Heaven to Earth

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  • - BILL JOHNSON: HI.
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  • I'M BILL JOHNSON, ONE OF THE
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  • PASTORS AND LEADERS HERE AT
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  • BETHEL, IN REDDING, CALIFORNIA.
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  • TBN HAS LONG BEEN A FRIEND OF
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  • OUR BETHEL FAMILY AND IT GIVES
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  • ME GREAT JOY TO ANNOUNCE OUR
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  • NEW PARTNERSHIP.
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  • IT IS AN HONOR FOR US TO SHARE
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  • OUR TEACHING, OUR WORSHIP, AND
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  • THE BETHEL CULTURE WITH YOU, ON
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  • THE TBN NETWORK.
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  • AS WE JOIN TOGETHER, WE WILL
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  • FURTHER THE GOSPEL OF JESUS
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  • CHRIST IN WAYS WE COULDN'T HAVE
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  • DONE ALONE, REACHING THE WORLD
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  • THROUGH MEDIA.
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  • TOGETHER, WE'RE STRONGER AND
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  • WE'RE EXCITED TO SEE WHAT THE
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  • LORD WILL DO.
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  • [ENERGETIC MUSIC]
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • IF WE KNEW HOW MUCH WAS ALREADY
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  • SETTLED IN HEAVEN, JOY WOULD BE
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  • THE NATURAL RESPONSE.
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  • CELEBRATION BEFOREHAND.
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  • BECAUSE THE REALITY IS ETERNITY
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  • DEFINES EVERY SITUATION WE
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  • FACE.
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  • I MAY BE IN THE MIDDLE OF A
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  • CONFLICT HERE, BUT I'M ALSO IN
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  • THE MIDDLE OF A BREAKTHROUGH
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  • HERE.
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  • [MUSIC CLOSING OUT]
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  • - ERIC JOHNSON: HI.
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  • I'M ERIC JOHNSON, ONE OF THE
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  • SENIOR PASTORS HERE AT BETHEL,
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  • IN REDDING, CALIFORNIA AND I'M
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  • THRILLED FOR BETHEL TO BE
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  • CELEBRATING THE CHRISTMAS
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  • SEASON WITH THE TBN FAMILY.
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  • TODAY, I'D LIKE TO SHARE
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  • A MESSAGE FROM MY DAD,
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  • BILL JOHNSON, CALLED: ACCORDING
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  • TO YOU WORD.
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  • IN ONE OF THE MOST PROFOUND
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  • MIRACLES IN SCRIPTURE, THE HOLY
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  • SPIRIT DESCENDED UPON MARY TO
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  • REVEAL CHRIST.
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  • IN A BEAUTIFUL UNION BETWEEN
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  • OUR SUPERNATURAL GOD AND THE
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  • NATURAL HUMAN BODY, THE SAVIOR
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  • LIKEWISE, BECAUSE OF CHRIST'S
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  • FINISHED WORK ON THE CROSS, THE
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  • HOLY SPIRIT DWELLED WITHIN
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  • EVERY BELIEVER SO THAT WE CAN
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  • REVEAL JESUS TO THE WORLD.
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  • MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM EVERYONE
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  • HERE AT BETHEL.
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  • WE PRAY THAT YOU WOULD FIND
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  • OPPORTUNITIES TO REVEAL JESUS
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  • TO YOUR COMMUNITY THIS SEASON.
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  • - BILL: TODAY, I WANNA LOOK AT
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  • ONE PART OF THE CHRISTMAS STORY
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  • THAT ALWAYS IMPACTS ME.
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  • THE ONLY THING I DON'T LIKE
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  • ABOUT CHRISTMAS IS THAT WE TEND
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  • TO LOOK AT SCRIPTURES OR SING
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  • SONGS THAT WE ONLY DO LIKE ONE
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  • TIME A YEAR.
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  • AND THESE ARE-- FOR THE
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  • BELIEVER, THESE THEMES ARE
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  • CONTINUOUS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.
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  • AND MARY IS ONE OF THE GREAT
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  • HEROES OF SCRIPTURE.
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  • UH, WE'RE GONNA TALK A LITTLE
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  • BIT ABOUT HER.
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  • 'CAUSE I'M INSPIRED
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  • BY HER EXAMPLE,
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  • THE WAY SHE RESPONDED TO AN
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  • IMPOSSIBLE CHALLENGE IN FRONT
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  • OF HER.
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  • SO, WE'LL LOOK AT THAT IN A
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  • MOMENT.
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  • THE HOLY SPIRIT CAME UPON MARY.
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  • NATURAL, SPIRITUAL.
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  • THE HOLY SPIRIT CAME UPON MARY
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  • THE HOLY SPIRIT COMES UPON THE
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  • WRITTEN WORD AND JESUS IS
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  • REVEALED.
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  • THE HOLY SPIRIT COMES UPON A
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  • SURRENDERED BELIEVER AND JESUS
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  • IS REVEALED.
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  • I DON'T AT ALL WANT TO LESSEN
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  • THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE ROLE
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  • THAT MARY PLAYED.
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  • SHE'S CALLED HIGHLY FAVORED OF
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  • THE LORD.
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  • SO, PLEASE, DON'T MISUNDERSTAND
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  • THAT.
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  • HOWEVER, THE MIRACLE OF JESUS
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  • BEING MANIFEST IN AND THROUGH
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  • YOU AND ME IS THE SAME MIRACLE.
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  • IT'S THE SPIRIT OF GOD COMING
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  • UPON THE NATURAL TO MANIFEST
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  • THE ETERNAL.
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  • ETERNITY IS THE CORNERSTONE OF
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  • ALL LOGIC AND REASON.
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  • ANYTIME WE LOSE SIGHT OF
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  • ETERNITY, WE ARE BOUND TO COME
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  • TO TEMPORARY AND FALSE
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  • CONCLUSIONS.
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  • IT'S SEEING THINGS FROM AN
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  • ETERNAL PERSPECTIVE THAT
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  • CHANGES EVERYTHING.
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  • FOR EXAMPLE, MARY'S CALLED
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  • HIGHLY FAVORED OF THE LORD.
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  • IF YOU LOSE SIGHT OF ETERNAL
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  • PERSPECTIVE, YOU LOOK AT HER
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  • CIRCUMSTANCES -- JOSEPH WANTS
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  • TO DIVORCE HER, NOT FOLLOW
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  • THROUGH WITH THE WEDDING; HEROD
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  • WANTS TO KILL HER KID, HER SON
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  • -- THE SCANDAL OF HER BEING A
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  • MOTHER OF AN ILLEGITIMATE CHILD
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  • LOOKS LIKE ANYTHING BUT FAVOR.
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  • FAVOR ON YOUR LIFE WILL REVEAL
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  • ISSUES IN THE PEOPLE AROUND
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  • YOU.
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  • WE NEVER OWE ANYONE AN
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  • EXPLANATION, NOR SHOULD YOU
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  • EVER APOLOGIZE FOR FAVOR.
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  • APOLOGY OF FAVOR IS AN
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  • EXPRESSION OF UNBELIEF THAT
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  • BASICALLY SAYS GOD MADE A BAD
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  • DECISION BY GIVING ME FAVOR.
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  • YOU NEVER WANT TO DISHONOR GOD
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  • WITH HOW UNQUALIFIED YOU MAY
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  • FEEL WITH FOREIGN ASSIGNMENT.
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  • I HOPE EVERYBODY IN THE ROOM
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  • FEELS UNQUALIFIED.
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  • IF YOU FEEL QUALIFIED, YOU
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  • HAVEN'T SEEN YOUR ASSIGNMENT.
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  • IF YOU FEEL QUALIFIED, YOU
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  • DON'T SEE IT CLEARLY.
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  • BECAUSE THE ONLY POSSIBLE
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  • RESPONSE FROM SEEING WHAT GOD
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  • EXPECTS FROM OUR LIFE IS THE
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  • OVERWHELMING SENSE: I COULD
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  • NEVER PULL THIS OFF.
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  • AND THAT'S THE POSITION THAT
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  • THE LORD PUTS EVERY ONE OF US
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  • IN SO THAT HE CAN DEMONSTRATE
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  • WHO HE IS.
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  • GOOD WORKS ARE A CRITICAL PART
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  • OF THE CHRISTIAN LIFE.
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  • THE OVERALL GAMUT OF MEETING
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  • THE DEMAND OF HUMAN NEED IS A
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  • HUGE PART OF THE CHRISTIAN
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  • LIFE.
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  • BUT IF WE'RE HONEST, WE'D
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  • REALIZE THAT FEEDING THE POOR
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  • AND ALL THESE OTHER AMAZING AND
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  • WONDERFUL THINGS CAN BE DONE BY
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  • PEOPLE WHO DON'T KNOW THE LORD.
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  • THERE HAS TO BE AS ASPECT OF
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  • OUR SERVICE BEFORE THE LORD
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  • THAT ONLY HE CAN DO IN AND
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  • THROUGH US.
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  • IT HAS TO CROSS THE LINE INTO
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  • THE REALM OF IMPOSSIBILITY
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  • WHERE IT HAS NOT ADEQUATELY
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  • GIVEN WITNESS TO THE
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  • RESURRECTION OF JESUS.
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  • THERE IS IN EVERY ONE OF US AN
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  • INBUILT APPETITE FOR THE
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  • IMPOSSIBLE, THAT IT WOULD BEND
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  • ITS KNEE TO THE NAME JESUS
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  • THROUGH OUR LIPS.
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  • IT'S CRITICAL, IT'S VITAL THAT
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  • THAT IS A REGULAR PART OF OUR
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  • LIFE.
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  • IF IT IS NOT, WE HAVE TO COME
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  • BACK BEFORE THE LORD AND FIND
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  • OUT WHY.
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  • NOT INTROSPECTION, BUT TO
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  • LEARN: WHERE DO I TAKE RISKS?
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  • WHERE DO I PARTNER?
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  • THE LORD IS LOOKING FOR PEOPLE
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  • WHO WILL COME INTO AGREEMENT
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  • WITH WHAT HE HAS SAID.
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  • THERE'S THIS AGREEMENT, THERE'S
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  • THIS ALIGNMENT WE MAKE WITH THE
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  • LORD THAT GOD DECLARES A
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  • MATTER.
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  • WHEN PEOPLE COME INTO PROPER
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  • ALIGNMENT OR AGREEMENT WITH
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  • WHAT HE HAS SAID, THERE IS THE
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  • DISPLAY OF WHAT GOD INTENDS ON
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  • THE EARTH.
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  • LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT THESE
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  • SCRIPTURES AND THEN, UH--
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  • "NOW, IN THE SIXTH MONTH..."
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  • WE'RE GONNA DO ABOUT 12 VERSES,
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  • SO JUST FOLLOW HARD.
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  • "NOW, IN THE SIXTH MONTH, THE
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  • ANGEL GABRIEL WAS SENT BY GOD
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  • TO A CITY OF GALILEE NAMED
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  • NAZARETH, TO A VIRGIN BETROTHED
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  • TO A MAN WHOSE NAME WAS JOSEPH,
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  • OF THE HOUSE OF DAVID.
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  • THE VIRGIN'S NAME WAS MARY.
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  • AND HAVING COME IN, THE ANGEL
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  • SAID TO HER, 'REJOICE, HIGHLY
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  • FAVORED ONE, THE LORD IS WITH
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  • YOU; BLESSED ARE YOU
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  • AMONG WOMEN!'
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  • BUT WHEN SHE SAW HIM, SHE WAS
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  • TROUBLED AT HIS SAYING, AND
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  • CONSIDERED WHAT MANNER OF
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  • GREETING THIS WAS.
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  • THEN THE ANGEL SAID TO HER, 'DO
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  • NOT BE AFRAID, MARY, FOR YOU
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  • HAVE FOUND FAVOR WITH GOD.
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  • AND BEHOLD, YOU WILL CONCEIVE
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  • IN YOUR WOMB AND BRING FORTH A
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  • SON, AND SHALL CALL HIS
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  • NAME JESUS.
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  • HE WILL BE GREAT, AND WILL BE
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  • CALLED THE SON OF THE HIGHEST;
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  • AND THE LORD GOD WILL GIVE HIM
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  • THE THRONE OF HIS FATHER DAVID.
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  • AND HE WILL REIGN OVER THE
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  • HOUSE OF JACOB FOREVER, AND OF
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  • HIS KINGDOM THERE WILL
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  • BE NO END.'
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  • THEN MARY SAID TO THE ANGEL,
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  • 'HOW CAN THIS BE, SINCE I DO
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  • NOT KNOW A MAN?'
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  • AND THE ANGEL ANSWERED AND SAID
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  • TO HER, 'THE HOLY SPIRIT WILL
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  • COME UPON YOU, AND THE POWER OF
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  • THE HIGHEST WILL OVERSHADOW
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  • YOU; THEREFORE, ALSO, THAT HOLY
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  • ONE WHO IS TO BE BORN WILL BE
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  • CALLED THE SON OF GOD.
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  • NOW INDEED, ELIZABETH YOUR
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  • RELATIVE HAS ALSO CONCEIVED A
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  • SON IN HER OLD AGE; AND THIS IS
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  • NOW THE SIXTH MONTH FOR HER WHO
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  • WAS CALLED BARREN.'"
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  • LAST TWO VERSES.
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  • "'FOR WITH GOD NOTHING WILL BE
  • 00:08:35.050 --> 00:08:37.000
  • IMPOSSIBLE.'
  • 00:08:37.000 --> 00:08:39.260
  • THEN MARY SAID, 'BEHOLD THE
  • 00:08:39.260 --> 00:08:40.290
  • MAIDSERVANT OF THE LORD!
  • 00:08:40.290 --> 00:08:42.220
  • LET IT BE TO ME ACCORDING TO
  • 00:08:42.220 --> 00:08:44.110
  • YOUR WORD.'
  • 00:08:44.110 --> 00:08:46.030
  • AND THE ANGEL DEPARTED FROM
  • 00:08:46.030 --> 00:08:46.250
  • I LOVE THIS STORY A LOT.
  • 00:08:50.270 --> 00:08:52.140
  • I ACTUALLY WILL RETURN-- THIS
  • 00:08:52.140 --> 00:08:53.050
  • IS ONE OF THE PLACES THAT I
  • 00:08:53.050 --> 00:08:53.290
  • WILL SOMETIMES RETURN TO JUST
  • 00:08:53.290 --> 00:08:55.280
  • TO BE REFRESHED IN READING
  • 00:08:55.280 --> 00:08:56.170
  • SOMETHING THAT'S OUT OF MY
  • 00:08:56.170 --> 00:08:57.280
  • SEQUENCE.
  • 00:08:57.280 --> 00:09:00.140
  • I-- I LIKE TO READ BOOKS OF THE
  • 00:09:00.140 --> 00:09:01.060
  • BIBLE AND JUST...GO THROUGH
  • 00:09:01.060 --> 00:09:01.260
  • THEM.
  • 00:09:01.260 --> 00:09:03.210
  • BUT, EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE,
  • 00:09:03.210 --> 00:09:04.250
  • I'LL JUST GO RIGHT TO THIS AND
  • 00:09:04.250 --> 00:09:05.220
  • JUST PLOW-- READ THROUGH THIS
  • 00:09:05.220 --> 00:09:06.170
  • 'CAUSE IT'S SO ENCOURAGING TO
  • 00:09:06.170 --> 00:09:07.180
  • ME.
  • 00:09:09.080 --> 00:09:12.080
  • MARY HAS AN ANGEL SHOW UP AND
  • 00:09:12.080 --> 00:09:12.290
  • MAKE THIS ANNOUNCEMENT OF GOD'S
  • 00:09:12.290 --> 00:09:14.090
  • INTENTION.
  • 00:09:14.090 --> 00:09:14.250
  • AND EVERYTHING THAT GOD HAS
  • 00:09:14.250 --> 00:09:17.030
  • INTENDED TO DO IN AND THROUGH
  • 00:09:17.030 --> 00:09:19.010
  • YOU IS ABSOLUTELY IMPOSSIBLE.
  • 00:09:19.010 --> 00:09:20.190
  • AS I'VE ALREADY STATED: IF
  • 00:09:20.190 --> 00:09:22.110
  • YOU'RE NOT OVERWHELMED BY YOUR
  • 00:09:22.110 --> 00:09:24.040
  • ASSIGNMENT, YOU DON'T SEE YOUR
  • 00:09:24.040 --> 00:09:25.040
  • ASSIGNMENT.
  • 00:09:25.040 --> 00:09:26.190
  • WHAT HE INTENDS TO DO IS
  • 00:09:26.190 --> 00:09:28.140
  • ABSOLUTELY IMPOSSIBLE.
  • 00:09:28.140 --> 00:09:29.160
  • IT'S TO PUT US INTO THE PLACE
  • 00:09:29.160 --> 00:09:31.090
  • OF ABSOLUTE DEPENDENCY SO THAT
  • 00:09:31.090 --> 00:09:32.250
  • HE CAN WORK IN THROUGH US TO
  • 00:09:32.250 --> 00:09:35.030
  • DISPLAY HIMSELF AS THE GOD OF
  • 00:09:35.030 --> 00:09:37.020
  • THE IMPOSSIBLE.
  • 00:09:37.020 --> 00:09:38.050
  • THAT IS HIS INTENTION AND HE
  • 00:09:38.050 --> 00:09:40.000
  • HAS DESIGNED IT SO FOR EVERY
  • 00:09:40.000 --> 00:09:42.060
  • PERSON WHO PUTS THEIR FAITH IN
  • 00:09:42.060 --> 00:09:43.040
  • CHRIST.
  • 00:09:43.040 --> 00:09:45.230
  • IT IS NOT FOR A SELECT FEW.
  • 00:09:45.230 --> 00:09:47.040
  • IT IS THE DESIGN OF GOD FOR
  • 00:09:47.040 --> 00:09:48.140
  • EVERY PERSON.
  • 00:09:48.140 --> 00:09:50.210
  • SO, THE ANGEL SHOWS UP TO MARY
  • 00:09:50.210 --> 00:09:52.230
  • AND HE SAYS, "REJOICE, HIGHLY
  • 00:09:52.230 --> 00:09:53.220
  • FAVORED ONE."
  • 00:09:54.020 --> 00:09:57.020
  • TYPICALLY, YOU REJOICE AFTER
  • 00:09:57.020 --> 00:09:58.000
  • THE BABY IS BORN.
  • 00:09:58.080 --> 00:10:01.080
  • SHE WAS COMMANDED, "REJOICE,
  • 00:10:01.080 --> 00:10:04.080
  • IT'S COMING."
  • 00:10:05.180 --> 00:10:08.180
  • THERE'S NOT ONE SITUATION THAT
  • 00:10:10.250 --> 00:10:13.250
  • ANYBODY IN THIS ROOM FACES THAT
  • 00:10:13.250 --> 00:10:15.270
  • YOU WOULDN'T LIKE TO HAVE A
  • 00:10:15.270 --> 00:10:17.060
  • MIRACLE FOR THAT JESUS HAS NOT
  • 00:10:17.060 --> 00:10:18.290
  • ALREADY SETTLED THE ISSUE, PAID
  • 00:10:18.290 --> 00:10:20.260
  • THE APPROPRIATE PRICE SO THAT
  • 00:10:20.260 --> 00:10:22.150
  • THAT MIRACLE COULD BE
  • 00:10:22.150 --> 00:10:24.130
  • ACCOMPLISHED IN HIS NAME.
  • 00:10:24.130 --> 00:10:26.000
  • THERE'S NOT ONE SITUATION.
  • 00:10:26.000 --> 00:10:27.010
  • HE DID NOT PAY FOR THE CAR SO
  • 00:10:27.090 --> 00:10:30.090
  • YOU AND I WOULD LEAVE IT ON THE
  • 00:10:30.090 --> 00:10:31.010
  • LOT.
  • 00:10:32.270 --> 00:10:35.270
  • EVERYTHING IN OUR LIFE HAS
  • 00:10:35.270 --> 00:10:37.080
  • ALREADY BEEN SETTLED.
  • 00:10:37.080 --> 00:10:39.180
  • THE CROSS THAT JESUS SUFFERED
  • 00:10:39.180 --> 00:10:41.080
  • ON WAS THAT COMPLETE IN ITS
  • 00:10:41.080 --> 00:10:43.060
  • EFFECT AND IN ITS WORK.
  • 00:10:43.060 --> 00:10:44.280
  • THERE'S NOT ONE THING ANYBODY
  • 00:10:44.280 --> 00:10:47.040
  • IN THIS ROOM COULD FACE THAT
  • 00:10:47.040 --> 00:10:48.220
  • JESUS WOULD LOOK AT AND SAY,
  • 00:10:48.220 --> 00:10:50.010
  • "UGH...WISH I WOULD HAVE
  • 00:10:50.010 --> 00:10:51.180
  • THOUGHT OF THAT BEFORE I DIED;
  • 00:10:51.180 --> 00:10:52.240
  • I WOULD HAVE PUT THAT ON THE
  • 00:10:52.240 --> 00:10:53.140
  • CROSS, TOO," YOU KNOW.
  • 00:10:53.140 --> 00:10:54.160
  • THERE'S NONE OF THOSE THINGS.
  • 00:10:54.160 --> 00:10:55.220
  • EVERY SINGLE ISSUE OF LIFE.
  • 00:10:55.220 --> 00:10:56.270
  • IN FACT, NOT JUST IN THIS LIFE
  • 00:10:56.270 --> 00:10:58.080
  • BUT THROUGHOUT ALL OF ETERNITY
  • 00:10:58.080 --> 00:11:00.240
  • HAS ALREADY BEEN SETTLED.
  • 00:11:00.240 --> 00:11:02.190
  • SO, WHEN THE ANGEL OF THE LORD
  • 00:11:02.190 --> 00:11:05.060
  • COMES TO MARY AND SAYS,
  • 00:11:05.060 --> 00:11:06.230
  • "REJOICE, HIGHLY FAVORED ONE,"
  • 00:11:06.230 --> 00:11:08.050
  • IT IS BECAUSE THIS THING HAS
  • 00:11:08.050 --> 00:11:10.250
  • ALREADY BEEN SETTLED IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:11:10.250 --> 00:11:12.250
  • IF WE KNEW HOW MUCH WAS ALREADY
  • 00:11:12.250 --> 00:11:15.070
  • SETTLED IN HEAVEN, JOY WOULD BE
  • 00:11:15.070 --> 00:11:16.140
  • THE NATURAL RESPONSE,
  • 00:11:16.140 --> 00:11:18.100
  • CELEBRATION BEFORE HAND,
  • 00:11:19.090 --> 00:11:22.090
  • BECAUSE THE REALITY IS ETERNITY
  • 00:11:22.090 --> 00:11:23.160
  • DEFINES EVERY SITUATION WE
  • 00:11:23.160 --> 00:11:25.150
  • FACE.
  • 00:11:25.150 --> 00:11:27.190
  • I MAY BE IN THE MIDDLE OF A
  • 00:11:27.190 --> 00:11:28.180
  • CONFLICT HERE, BUT I'M ALSO IN
  • 00:11:28.180 --> 00:11:29.130
  • THE MIDDLE OF A BREAKTHROUGH
  • 00:11:29.130 --> 00:11:30.100
  • HERE.
  • 00:11:30.100 --> 00:11:31.040
  • I MAY BE IN THE MIDDLE -- I
  • 00:11:31.040 --> 00:11:32.290
  • HOPE -- IN THE MIDDLE OF A
  • 00:11:32.290 --> 00:11:34.010
  • CHALLENGE HERE, BECAUSE IT'S
  • 00:11:34.010 --> 00:11:35.230
  • NECESSARY FOR FAITH TO GROW.
  • 00:11:35.230 --> 00:11:37.220
  • BUT I'M ALSO EXPERIENCING GREAT
  • 00:11:37.220 --> 00:11:39.000
  • BREAKTHROUGH HERE.
  • 00:11:39.000 --> 00:11:41.010
  • EVERY PERSON IN THIS ROOM WAS
  • 00:11:41.010 --> 00:11:43.130
  • DESIGNED TO INVADE THIS REALM
  • 00:11:43.130 --> 00:11:44.110
  • AND, NOW, THE LORD, THIS ANGEL
  • 00:11:49.030 --> 00:11:49.240
  • OF THE LORD APPEARS TO MARY AND
  • 00:11:49.240 --> 00:11:50.290
  • SAYS, "REJOICE, HIGHLY FAVORED
  • 00:11:50.290 --> 00:11:51.200
  • ONE."
  • 00:11:51.200 --> 00:11:53.170
  • THIS FAVOR...WOULD CAUSE HER TO
  • 00:11:55.010 --> 00:11:58.010
  • BE VALUED AND CELEBRATED FOR
  • 00:11:59.140 --> 00:12:02.160
  • ALL OF ETERNITY.
  • 00:12:02.160 --> 00:12:03.190
  • EVERYWHERE THE GOSPEL IS
  • 00:12:03.190 --> 00:12:04.070
  • SHARED, THERE'S CELEBRATION FOR
  • 00:12:04.070 --> 00:12:05.210
  • THIS WOMAN WHO SAID YES AND THE
  • 00:12:05.210 --> 00:12:08.170
  • MIRACLE PRODUCED JESUS.
  • 00:12:08.170 --> 00:12:09.060
  • SHE IS CELEBRATED, BUT SHE WAS
  • 00:12:09.060 --> 00:12:11.160
  • ALSO OPPOSED.
  • 00:12:11.160 --> 00:12:14.080
  • AND FAVOR DOES THAT TO
  • 00:12:14.080 --> 00:12:14.250
  • OUR SURROUNDINGS.
  • 00:12:14.250 --> 00:12:17.250
  • I...I EXHORT STRONGLY: DO NOT
  • 00:12:17.250 --> 00:12:20.110
  • MAKE EXCUSES FOR THE
  • 00:12:20.110 --> 00:12:23.090
  • FAVOR OF GOD.
  • 00:12:23.090 --> 00:12:25.070
  • SIMPLY EMBRACE IT AND GIVE HIM
  • 00:12:25.070 --> 00:12:26.170
  • THE HONOR AND THE CREDIT
  • 00:12:26.170 --> 00:12:29.120
  • I'VE SHARED THIS, EVEN IN
  • 00:12:32.040 --> 00:12:32.240
  • RECENT WEEKS, BUT, YOU KNOW,
  • 00:12:32.240 --> 00:12:34.120
  • THE WHOLE POINT IS IS WHEN
  • 00:12:34.120 --> 00:12:35.240
  • SOMEBODY COMES TO YOU AND THEY
  • 00:12:35.240 --> 00:12:36.160
  • CELEBRATE YOU, AND THEY THANK
  • 00:12:36.160 --> 00:12:37.170
  • YOU, AND THEY TELL YOU YOU DID
  • 00:12:37.170 --> 00:12:38.270
  • SUCH A GREAT JOB, PLEASE DON'T
  • 00:12:38.270 --> 00:12:40.050
  • SAY, "IT WASN'T ME -- IT WAS
  • 00:12:40.050 --> 00:12:41.030
  • JESUS."
  • 00:12:41.030 --> 00:12:42.180
  • 'CAUSE, YOU KNOW...
  • 00:12:42.180 --> 00:12:43.170
  • [CHUCKLES]
  • 00:12:46.270 --> 00:12:49.270
  • BESIDES IT BEING NAUSEATING FOR
  • 00:12:49.270 --> 00:12:50.260
  • THE REST OF US...I COME TO
  • 00:12:53.090 --> 00:12:56.090
  • SOMEBODY AND I SAY, "IT'S A
  • 00:12:56.090 --> 00:12:58.280
  • BEAUTIFUL SONG YOU JUST SANG."
  • 00:12:58.280 --> 00:13:00.080
  • AND THEY TELL ME, "IT WASN'T ME
  • 00:13:00.080 --> 00:13:01.120
  • -- IT WAS JESUS," I'M THINKIN':
  • 00:13:01.120 --> 00:13:04.020
  • "YEAH, IT WASN'T THAT GOOD...
  • 00:13:04.020 --> 00:13:05.060
  • IT WAS...
  • 00:13:05.060 --> 00:13:05.240
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:13:05.240 --> 00:13:07.100
  • IT WAS...
  • 00:13:07.100 --> 00:13:08.020
  • IT WAS GOOD.
  • 00:13:08.020 --> 00:13:09.090
  • IT WAS GOOD.
  • 00:13:09.090 --> 00:13:11.050
  • BUT, LET'S BE HONEST, IF JESUS
  • 00:13:11.050 --> 00:13:12.090
  • SANG THAT, UNIVERSES WOULD BE
  • 00:13:12.090 --> 00:13:13.080
  • CREATED, YOU KNOW?
  • 00:13:13.080 --> 00:13:14.200
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:13:14.200 --> 00:13:15.250
  • WITH-- WITH JUST HIS DECLARED
  • 00:13:15.250 --> 00:13:17.240
  • WORD WOULD HAVE...JUST CHANGED
  • 00:13:17.240 --> 00:13:18.190
  • EVERYTHING.
  • 00:13:18.190 --> 00:13:19.050
  • SO, IT WASN'T THAT--
  • 00:13:19.050 --> 00:13:20.240
  • IT WAS GOOD, BUT, IT WASN'T
  • 00:13:20.240 --> 00:13:21.140
  • THAT GOOD.
  • 00:13:21.140 --> 00:13:22.180
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:13:22.180 --> 00:13:24.240
  • WHEN SOMEONE COMES TO YOU WITH
  • 00:13:24.240 --> 00:13:26.120
  • A COMPLIMENT, RECEIVE IT.
  • 00:13:26.120 --> 00:13:28.030
  • IF YOU DON'T KNOW HOW TO
  • 00:13:28.030 --> 00:13:29.250
  • RECEIVE HONOR, YOU'LL HAVE NO
  • 00:13:29.250 --> 00:13:31.010
  • CROWN TO THROW AT HIS FEET.
  • 00:13:31.010 --> 00:13:32.160
  • YOU HAVE TO KNOW HOW TO RECEIVE
  • 00:13:32.160 --> 00:13:34.290
  • HONOR.
  • 00:13:34.290 --> 00:13:36.000
  • THEN, WHEN YOU GET ALONE WITH
  • 00:13:36.000 --> 00:13:37.120
  • THE LORD, YOU JUST SAY: LOOK
  • 00:13:37.120 --> 00:13:38.080
  • WHAT WAS GIVEN TO ME THAT
  • 00:13:38.080 --> 00:13:39.000
  • BELONGS TO YOU.
  • 00:13:39.000 --> 00:13:40.280
  • NO FRESHLY SPOKEN WORD OF GOD
  • 00:13:43.260 --> 00:13:44.170
  • WILL EVER COME TO YOU THAT DOES
  • 00:13:44.170 --> 00:13:45.150
  • NOT CONTAIN ITS OWN ABILITY TO
  • 00:13:45.150 --> 00:13:46.140
  • [SOUND OF VEGETABLES BEING
  • 00:13:51.200 --> 00:13:52.090
  • CHOPPED]
  • 00:13:52.090 --> 00:13:52.260
  • GOD, OUR FATHER
  • 00:13:52.260 --> 00:13:55.160
  • LORD OF ALL
  • 00:13:55.160 --> 00:13:57.240
  • [CLATTERING]
  • 00:13:57.240 --> 00:13:59.060
  • - LITTLE GIRL: I CAN DO
  • 00:13:59.140 --> 00:14:02.160
  • ANYTHING, TOO.
  • 00:14:02.160 --> 00:14:04.140
  • MAMA, CAN YOU DANCE WITH ME?
  • 00:14:04.140 --> 00:14:05.090
  • - MOTHER: OH, OF COURSE, BABE!
  • 00:14:05.090 --> 00:14:06.050
  • OH...YEAH...
  • 00:14:06.050 --> 00:14:07.110
  • [MIRTHFUL SOUNDS]
  • 00:14:08.050 --> 00:14:11.050
  • - MALE ANNOUNCER: HOPEFULLY,
  • 00:14:20.260 --> 00:14:21.240
  • YOU'RE BEGINNING TO FEEL LIKE A
  • 00:14:21.240 --> 00:14:23.270
  • MEMBER OF THE BETHEL GLOBAL
  • 00:14:23.270 --> 00:14:24.180
  • HERE, AS WE APPROACH THE
  • 00:14:27.030 --> 00:14:27.220
  • GIFT-GIVING SEASON, IN THANKS
  • 00:14:27.220 --> 00:14:28.190
  • FOR ANY GIFT OF SUPPORT, WE'LL
  • 00:14:28.190 --> 00:14:30.040
  • SEND YOU BETHEL'S COMMUNITY
  • 00:14:30.040 --> 00:14:31.210
  • CANVAS SHOPPING TOTE, AS WELL
  • 00:14:31.210 --> 00:14:32.120
  • AS THE 8X10 COMMUNITY PRINT.
  • 00:14:32.120 --> 00:14:34.090
  • AND FOR YOUR GIFT OF $75
  • 00:14:34.090 --> 00:14:35.210
  • OR MORE, WE'LL ALSO SEND
  • 00:14:35.210 --> 00:14:36.280
  • YOU BENI JOHNSON'S
  • 00:14:36.280 --> 00:14:39.000
  • REMARKABLE SOFTCOVER BOOK
  • 00:14:39.000 --> 00:14:40.200
  • "40 DAYS TO WHOLENESS."
  • 00:14:40.200 --> 00:14:41.290
  • OR SHARE YOUR GIFT ONLINE AT:
  • 00:14:46.100 --> 00:14:47.010
  • - BILL: MARY IS CALLED THIS
  • 00:14:52.040 --> 00:14:53.030
  • "HIGHLY FAVORED ONE" AND SHE
  • 00:14:53.030 --> 00:14:54.250
  • HAD BOTH BLESSING AND
  • 00:14:54.250 --> 00:14:55.120
  • CHALLENGES...BECAUSE OF THE
  • 00:14:55.120 --> 00:14:57.050
  • FAVOR.
  • 00:14:57.050 --> 00:14:57.220
  • AND FAVOR WILL DO THAT.
  • 00:14:57.220 --> 00:14:58.210
  • I, UH-- THE SUBJECT OF FAVOR IS
  • 00:14:58.210 --> 00:15:00.160
  • NOT OUR SUBJECT TODAY, SO I'VE
  • 00:15:00.160 --> 00:15:02.040
  • BUT...A FAVOR IS, UH...FAVOR IS
  • 00:15:06.020 --> 00:15:07.010
  • THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SOME
  • 00:15:07.010 --> 00:15:08.210
  • PEOPLE FULFILLING WHY THEY'RE
  • 00:15:08.210 --> 00:15:11.060
  • ALIVE AND OTHERS WHO DON'T.
  • 00:15:11.060 --> 00:15:13.080
  • IN THE ISSUE OF FAVOR.
  • 00:15:13.080 --> 00:15:14.150
  • PEOPLE CAN HAVE A CALL OF GOD
  • 00:15:14.150 --> 00:15:15.270
  • ON THEIR LIFE, BUT NEVER LEARN
  • 00:15:15.270 --> 00:15:17.020
  • THE NEED FOR FAVOR.
  • 00:15:17.020 --> 00:15:18.130
  • AND SO, THEY NEVER INCREASE IN
  • 00:15:18.130 --> 00:15:19.190
  • FAVOR AND THUS NEVER HAVE THE
  • 00:15:19.190 --> 00:15:21.190
  • APPROPRIATE OPEN DOORS, THE
  • 00:15:21.190 --> 00:15:23.220
  • SUPPORT, WHATEVER IS NEEDED TO
  • 00:15:23.220 --> 00:15:25.250
  • BE ABLE TO ACCOMPLISH WHAT GOD
  • 00:15:25.250 --> 00:15:27.020
  • HAS CALLED THEM TO DO.
  • 00:15:27.020 --> 00:15:27.190
  • FAVOR'S THE ISSUE.
  • 00:15:27.190 --> 00:15:29.150
  • IT SAYS OF JESUS: HE INCREASED
  • 00:15:29.150 --> 00:15:32.100
  • IN FAVOR WITH GOD AND WITH MAN.
  • 00:15:32.100 --> 00:15:33.130
  • IT'S AMAZING.
  • 00:15:34.210 --> 00:15:37.210
  • I UNDERSTAND WHY HE NEEDS TO
  • 00:15:37.210 --> 00:15:40.110
  • INCREASE IN FAVOR WITH MAN.
  • 00:15:40.110 --> 00:15:43.040
  • BECAUSE IT'S GONNA BE ZACCHAEUS
  • 00:15:43.040 --> 00:15:44.010
  • THAT WELCOMES HIM INTO HIS
  • 00:15:44.010 --> 00:15:45.240
  • HOME.
  • 00:15:45.240 --> 00:15:47.050
  • IT'S GONNA BE THE PHARISEE THAT
  • 00:15:47.050 --> 00:15:49.040
  • INVITES HIM, YOU KNOW, TO HIS
  • 00:15:49.040 --> 00:15:50.260
  • HOUSE, TO WHERE MARY WASHES HIS
  • 00:15:50.260 --> 00:15:52.070
  • FEET.
  • 00:15:52.070 --> 00:15:53.230
  • IT'S GONNA BE THESE PEOPLE THAT
  • 00:15:53.230 --> 00:15:55.080
  • GIVE OPPORTUNITY FOR JESUS TO
  • 00:15:55.080 --> 00:15:56.260
  • STEP IN.
  • 00:15:56.260 --> 00:15:58.010
  • BUT HOW IS IT THAT JESUS, THE
  • 00:15:58.010 --> 00:15:59.150
  • SON OF GOD, WHO IS ABSOLUTELY
  • 00:15:59.150 --> 00:16:01.150
  • PERFECT IN EVERY POSSIBLE WAY,
  • 00:16:01.150 --> 00:16:03.110
  • HOW IS IT HE HAS TO INCREASE IN
  • 00:16:03.110 --> 00:16:05.020
  • FAVOR WITH GOD?
  • 00:16:05.020 --> 00:16:05.170
  • AND I DON'T KNOW.
  • 00:16:06.140 --> 00:16:09.140
  • I DON'T HAVE AN ANSWER.
  • 00:16:09.140 --> 00:16:10.220
  • I JUST KNOW IF HE DID...
  • 00:16:10.220 --> 00:16:12.020
  • (DELIVERED COMEDICALLY) OOH...
  • 00:16:12.020 --> 00:16:13.110
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:16:13.110 --> 00:16:15.230
  • YOU AND I MIGHT WANNA CONSIDER
  • 00:16:15.230 --> 00:16:16.230
  • OUR NEED FOR INCREASED FAVOR
  • 00:16:16.230 --> 00:16:18.050
  • WITH GOD, AS WELL.
  • 00:16:18.050 --> 00:16:19.040
  • AND DON'T THINK THAT WHAT YOU
  • 00:16:19.040 --> 00:16:21.140
  • HAVE IS ENOUGH, BECAUSE PART OF
  • 00:16:21.140 --> 00:16:23.060
  • WHAT YOU NEED IS WHAT YOU CAN
  • 00:16:23.060 --> 00:16:26.060
  • OBTAIN THROUGH FAITHFULNESS
  • 00:16:26.060 --> 00:16:27.120
  • WITH WHAT YOU HAVE.
  • 00:16:27.120 --> 00:16:28.120
  • LET'S MOVE ON DOWN TO THIS,
  • 00:16:31.120 --> 00:16:32.160
  • UH-- VERSE, 32.
  • 00:16:32.210 --> 00:16:35.210
  • IT SAYS-- THE LAST HALF OF THE
  • 00:16:35.210 --> 00:16:36.120
  • VERSE:
  • 00:16:36.120 --> 00:16:37.000
  • "...THE LORD GOD WILL GIVE HIM
  • 00:16:37.000 --> 00:16:38.040
  • THE THRONE OF HIS FATHER
  • 00:16:38.040 --> 00:16:38.260
  • DAVID."
  • 00:16:38.260 --> 00:16:39.290
  • THAT'S STRONG, BECAUSE, IN
  • 00:16:39.290 --> 00:16:41.030
  • VERSE 35, IT SAYS HE WILL BE
  • 00:16:41.060 --> 00:16:44.060
  • CALLED THE SON OF GOD.
  • 00:16:44.060 --> 00:16:45.240
  • BUT IN VERSE 32, HE'S CALLED
  • 00:16:45.240 --> 00:16:47.020
  • THE SON OF DAVID.
  • 00:16:58.040 --> 00:17:01.060
  • THIS IS ONE OF THE THINGS
  • 00:17:01.060 --> 00:17:01.250
  • THAT HAS-- HAS MARKED ME
  • 00:17:01.250 --> 00:17:04.120
  • IS TO SEE GOD LOOK AT THIS MAN
  • 00:17:04.270 --> 00:17:07.270
  • DAVID, WHO GOD SAID, "HE HAS A
  • 00:17:08.190 --> 00:17:11.190
  • HEART AFTER MY HEART."
  • 00:17:11.190 --> 00:17:14.100
  • THE LORD LOOKED AT THIS MAN
  • 00:17:14.100 --> 00:17:16.270
  • DAVID AND SAID: I'M GONNA CALL
  • 00:17:17.220 --> 00:17:20.220
  • MY SON YOUR SON, FOREVER.
  • 00:17:21.060 --> 00:17:24.060
  • HOW DO YOU OBTAIN SUCH A PLACE
  • 00:17:25.280 --> 00:17:28.280
  • OF FAVOR WITH THE ALMIGHTY GOD?
  • 00:17:28.280 --> 00:17:30.220
  • IT TELLS ME HE'S
  • 00:17:30.220 --> 00:17:32.050
  • IMPRESSIONABLE.
  • 00:17:32.050 --> 00:17:33.230
  • IT TELLS ME IT'S POSSIBLE TO--
  • 00:17:33.230 --> 00:17:35.130
  • TO LEAVE A MARK ON HIS HEART.
  • 00:17:35.130 --> 00:17:37.140
  • HE'S NOT THIS ROBOTIC...BEING.
  • 00:17:37.140 --> 00:17:39.180
  • HE'S...ONE WHO HAS INVITED US
  • 00:17:39.270 --> 00:17:42.270
  • INTO THIS RELATIONAL JOURNEY.
  • 00:17:42.270 --> 00:17:45.090
  • AND WE'VE GOT TIMES IN
  • 00:17:45.090 --> 00:17:47.000
  • SCRIPTURE WHERE SOMEONE WOULD
  • 00:17:47.180 --> 00:17:50.180
  • DEMONSTRATE FAITH.
  • 00:17:50.180 --> 00:17:51.160
  • THE CENTURION DEMONSTRATES
  • 00:17:51.160 --> 00:17:52.050
  • FAITH.
  • 00:17:52.050 --> 00:17:52.180
  • THE SYROPHOENICIAN
  • 00:17:52.180 --> 00:17:53.080
  • WOMAN, THEY DEMONSTRATE
  • 00:17:53.080 --> 00:17:54.180
  • THIS FAITH.
  • 00:17:54.180 --> 00:17:55.150
  • AND JESUS STOPS IN THE MIDDLE
  • 00:17:55.150 --> 00:17:56.140
  • OF THE MIRACLE AND HE SAYS,
  • 00:17:56.140 --> 00:17:57.180
  • "I'VE NOT SEEN FAITH LIKE THIS
  • 00:17:57.180 --> 00:17:58.200
  • IN ALL OF ISRAEL."
  • 00:17:58.200 --> 00:18:01.020
  • HOW IS IT THAT YOU HAVE GOD
  • 00:18:01.020 --> 00:18:03.170
  • STAND UP AND GO: "WOW...
  • 00:18:03.170 --> 00:18:05.070
  • LOOK AT THAT.
  • 00:18:05.160 --> 00:18:08.160
  • I'VE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE
  • 00:18:08.160 --> 00:18:09.230
  • THAT BEFORE."
  • 00:18:09.230 --> 00:18:11.170
  • SEE, THERE ARE CERTAIN
  • 00:18:11.170 --> 00:18:12.280
  • RESPONSES THAT THE PEOPLE OF
  • 00:18:12.280 --> 00:18:14.210
  • GOD CAN HAVE TO HIM THAT'S
  • 00:18:14.210 --> 00:18:16.040
  • IT'S NOT APATHETIC.
  • 00:18:19.180 --> 00:18:20.040
  • IT'S UNIQUE, IT'S HONEST, IT'S
  • 00:18:20.040 --> 00:18:21.130
  • REAL, IT'S ABSOLUTE SURRENDER.
  • 00:18:21.130 --> 00:18:22.290
  • AND HE STOPS AND HE SAYS: "YOU
  • 00:18:22.290 --> 00:18:25.120
  • KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:18:25.120 --> 00:18:26.010
  • I'M GONNA CALL MY SON YOUR SON.
  • 00:18:26.010 --> 00:18:28.100
  • NEVER HAVE I SEEN SUCH GREAT
  • 00:18:30.170 --> 00:18:33.170
  • FAITH IN ALL OF ISRAEL'S
  • 00:18:33.170 --> 00:18:35.090
  • HISTORY."
  • 00:18:37.250 --> 00:18:40.250
  • THIS IS A RELATIONAL JOURNEY.
  • 00:18:40.250 --> 00:18:42.040
  • THIS IS NOT A CHRISTIAN ROUTINE
  • 00:18:44.030 --> 00:18:47.030
  • WHERE YOU JUMP THROUGH HOOPS
  • 00:18:47.030 --> 00:18:47.230
  • AND TRY TO ACCOMPLISH...A
  • 00:18:47.230 --> 00:18:49.030
  • CERTAIN REGIMENT.
  • 00:18:51.130 --> 00:18:54.130
  • I'VE BEEN INVITED TO KNOW GOD.
  • 00:18:54.130 --> 00:18:55.090
  • AND IN MY HEART OF HEARTS,
  • 00:18:55.290 --> 00:18:58.290
  • KNOWING HIM IS THE REASON I'M
  • 00:18:58.290 --> 00:19:01.260
  • ALIVE.
  • 00:19:01.260 --> 00:19:04.130
  • IT'S THE REASON I WAKE UP IN
  • 00:19:04.130 --> 00:19:05.070
  • THE MORNING.
  • 00:19:05.070 --> 00:19:05.230
  • IT'S THE REASON I GO TO BED AT
  • 00:19:05.230 --> 00:19:07.060
  • NIGHT.
  • 00:19:07.060 --> 00:19:08.090
  • IT'S THE REASON BEHIND
  • 00:19:08.090 --> 00:19:09.160
  • EVERYTHING IS THIS INVITATION
  • 00:19:09.160 --> 00:19:11.120
  • TO ACTUALLY WALK WITH THE ONE
  • 00:19:11.120 --> 00:19:12.220
  • WHO CREATED ALL THINGS AND TO
  • 00:19:12.220 --> 00:19:14.130
  • COME TO KNOW HIM.
  • 00:19:14.130 --> 00:19:15.260
  • AND THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT
  • 00:19:15.260 --> 00:19:18.120
  • THIS PRIVILEGED INVITATION THAT
  • 00:19:18.120 --> 00:19:20.040
  • MAKES EVERYTHING ELSE PALE IN
  • 00:19:20.040 --> 00:19:21.150
  • COMPARISON.
  • 00:19:21.150 --> 00:19:24.140
  • AND, HERE, IN THIS MOMENT, HE'S
  • 00:19:24.140 --> 00:19:25.110
  • CALLED THE SON OF GOD AND HE'S
  • 00:19:25.110 --> 00:19:26.020
  • ALSO CALLED THE SON OF DAVID.
  • 00:19:26.020 --> 00:19:28.210
  • MOVE DOWN TO VERSE 237.
  • 00:19:30.070 --> 00:19:33.070
  • THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE
  • 00:19:33.070 --> 00:19:33.260
  • VERSES.
  • 00:19:33.260 --> 00:19:34.190
  • THE NEXT TWO ARE TWO OF MY
  • 00:19:34.190 --> 00:19:35.180
  • FAVORITE VERSES IN THE WHOLE
  • 00:19:35.180 --> 00:19:36.120
  • VERSE 37 SAYS:
  • 00:19:39.230 --> 00:19:40.290
  • "'FOR WITH GOD NOTHING WILL BE
  • 00:19:40.290 --> 00:19:41.220
  • IMPOSSIBLE.'"
  • 00:19:41.220 --> 00:19:44.150
  • SAY THAT WITH ME.
  • 00:19:44.150 --> 00:19:45.090
  • [AUDIENCE SAYS IN UNISON]
  • 00:19:45.090 --> 00:19:45.280
  • WITH GOD NOTHING WILL BE
  • 00:19:45.280 --> 00:19:46.160
  • IMPOSSIBLE.
  • 00:19:46.160 --> 00:19:47.160
  • SAY IT AGAIN.
  • 00:19:47.160 --> 00:19:48.140
  • [AUDIENCE SAYS IN UNISON]
  • 00:19:48.140 --> 00:19:49.260
  • FOR WITH GOD, NOTHING WILL BE
  • 00:19:49.260 --> 00:19:50.170
  • IMPOSSIBLE.
  • 00:19:50.170 --> 00:19:52.190
  • WE'VE LOOKED AT THIS -- OH,
  • 00:19:52.190 --> 00:19:53.200
  • GOODNESS -- COUNTLESS TIMES
  • 00:19:53.200 --> 00:19:54.180
  • THROUGH THE YEARS AND THIS IS
  • 00:19:54.180 --> 00:19:56.030
  • HOW IT'S BROKEN DOWN.
  • 00:19:56.030 --> 00:19:57.000
  • THE WORD "NOTHING" IS ACTUALLY
  • 00:19:57.000 --> 00:19:57.220
  • TWO DIFFERENT WORDS.
  • 00:19:57.220 --> 00:19:59.010
  • IT'S THE WORD "NO," BUT THEN
  • 00:19:59.010 --> 00:20:00.230
  • IT'S THE WORD "RHEMA."
  • 00:20:00.230 --> 00:20:02.130
  • RHEMA IS THE-- THERE'S "LOGOS"
  • 00:20:02.130 --> 00:20:05.100
  • AND "RHEMA" IN THE GREEK
  • 00:20:05.100 --> 00:20:06.090
  • LANGUAGE TO DESCRIBE GOD'S
  • 00:20:06.090 --> 00:20:08.040
  • WORD.
  • 00:20:08.040 --> 00:20:08.250
  • LOGOS WOULD BE MORE USED FOR
  • 00:20:08.250 --> 00:20:10.190
  • THE WRITTEN WORD.
  • 00:20:10.190 --> 00:20:12.000
  • RHEMA IS THAT WHICH IS FRESHLY
  • 00:20:12.000 --> 00:20:13.070
  • SPOKEN.
  • 00:20:13.070 --> 00:20:15.080
  • IT'S NOT ABSOLUTE, BUT THOSE
  • 00:20:15.080 --> 00:20:16.100
  • ARE THE WAY THAT IT'S
  • 00:20:16.100 --> 00:20:17.150
  • PREDOMINANTLY USED IN
  • 00:20:17.150 --> 00:20:20.120
  • SCRIPTURE.
  • 00:20:20.120 --> 00:20:21.230
  • SO, JUST THINK THROUGH THIS
  • 00:20:21.230 --> 00:20:22.130
  • WITH ME.
  • 00:20:22.130 --> 00:20:22.270
  • RHEMA -- NO RHEMA.
  • 00:20:22.270 --> 00:20:24.100
  • NO FRESHLY SPEAK WORD OF GOD
  • 00:20:24.100 --> 00:20:25.210
  • WILL BE IMPOSSIBLE.
  • 00:20:25.210 --> 00:20:27.010
  • THE WORD "IMPOSSIBLE" ACTUALLY
  • 00:20:27.010 --> 00:20:28.080
  • MEANS "WITHOUT ABILITY."
  • 00:20:28.080 --> 00:20:30.080
  • AND SO, THIS VERSE CAN BE
  • 00:20:30.080 --> 00:20:32.080
  • TRANSLATED THIS WAY: NO FRESHLY
  • 00:20:32.080 --> 00:20:33.270
  • SPOKEN WORD OF GOD WILL EVER
  • 00:20:33.270 --> 00:20:36.100
  • COME TO YOU THAT DOES NOT
  • 00:20:36.100 --> 00:20:38.240
  • CONTAIN ITS OWN ABILITY TO
  • 00:20:38.240 --> 00:20:40.220
  • PERFORM ITSELF.
  • 00:20:40.220 --> 00:20:42.280
  • [APPLAUSE, CHEERS]
  • 00:20:42.280 --> 00:20:45.100
  • WOW!
  • 00:20:46.150 --> 00:20:49.150
  • NO FRESHLY SPOKEN WORD OF GOD
  • 00:20:49.150 --> 00:20:51.260
  • WILL EVER COME TO YOU THAT DOES
  • 00:20:51.260 --> 00:20:53.120
  • NOT CONTAIN ITS OWN ABILITY TO
  • 00:20:53.120 --> 00:20:55.120
  • PERFORM ITSELF.
  • 00:20:55.120 --> 00:20:58.080
  • SEE, IN JAMES 1, IT SAYS: "IN
  • 00:20:58.080 --> 00:20:59.210
  • HUMILITY, RECEIVE THE WORD
  • 00:20:59.210 --> 00:21:01.050
  • IMPLANTED WHICH IS ABLE TO SAVE
  • 00:21:01.050 --> 00:21:02.270
  • YOUR SOUL."
  • 00:21:02.270 --> 00:21:05.080
  • THE POWER IS NOT IN MY ABILITY
  • 00:21:05.220 --> 00:21:08.220
  • TO RECEIVE; THE POWER IS IN THE
  • 00:21:08.220 --> 00:21:09.210
  • WORD I RECEIVE.
  • 00:21:09.210 --> 00:21:11.000
  • - AUDIENCE MEMBER: YEAH.
  • 00:21:11.000 --> 00:21:12.190
  • THAT'S GOOD.
  • 00:21:12.190 --> 00:21:13.240
  • - BILL: AND THE SAME WAY THE
  • 00:21:13.240 --> 00:21:15.170
  • ACORN PRODUCES THE OAK TREE,
  • 00:21:15.170 --> 00:21:17.060
  • THE POWER'S IN THE ACORN.
  • 00:21:17.060 --> 00:21:19.100
  • THE SURROUNDINGS, THE SOIL IS
  • 00:21:19.100 --> 00:21:22.080
  • IT IS MY SURRENDER.
  • 00:21:26.140 --> 00:21:27.280
  • IT IS YIELDEDNESS TO THAT WHICH
  • 00:21:27.280 --> 00:21:29.100
  • GOD HAS SPOKEN.
  • 00:21:29.100 --> 00:21:29.280
  • I HAVE A ROLE, BUT I DON'T MAKE
  • 00:21:29.280 --> 00:21:31.160
  • ANYTHING GROW.
  • 00:21:31.160 --> 00:21:33.050
  • I CREATE THE ATMOSPHERE OF
  • 00:21:34.140 --> 00:21:37.140
  • ABSOLUTE SURRENDER SO THAT HIS
  • 00:21:37.140 --> 00:21:38.260
  • PURPOSES CAN ACTUALLY BE FULLY
  • 00:21:38.260 --> 00:21:40.180
  • DISPLAYED IN ME INTO ANY
  • 00:21:40.230 --> 00:21:43.230
  • MEASURE HE INTENDS.
  • 00:21:43.230 --> 00:21:46.100
  • NO FRESHLY SPOKEN WORD OF GOD
  • 00:21:46.100 --> 00:21:48.010
  • WILL EVER COME TO ANY ONE OF US
  • 00:21:48.010 --> 00:21:49.240
  • THAT DOES NOT IN ITSELF CONTAIN
  • 00:21:49.240 --> 00:21:52.120
  • ITS OWN ABILITY TO MAKE SURE
  • 00:21:52.120 --> 00:21:54.000
  • THAT WHAT WAS SPOKEN ACTUALLY
  • 00:21:54.000 --> 00:21:55.140
  • HAPPENS.
  • 00:21:55.160 --> 00:21:58.160
  • AND THAT'S WHY THE NEXT VERSE
  • 00:21:58.160 --> 00:22:00.290
  • VERSE 38: "...MARY SAID,
  • 00:22:04.220 --> 00:22:05.170
  • 'BEHOLD THE MAIDSERVANT
  • 00:22:05.170 --> 00:22:06.050
  • OF THE LORD!
  • 00:22:06.050 --> 00:22:06.210
  • LET IT BE TO ME, ACCORDING TO
  • 00:22:06.210 --> 00:22:08.220
  • YOUR WORD.'"
  • 00:22:08.220 --> 00:22:11.200
  • LET IT BE TO ME, ACCORDING TO
  • 00:22:11.200 --> 00:22:13.100
  • YOUR WORD.
  • 00:22:13.100 --> 00:22:14.280
  • JESUS, IN THE GOSPEL OF JOHN --
  • 00:22:14.280 --> 00:22:16.010
  • THE PREDOMINANT FEATURE OF THE
  • 00:22:16.010 --> 00:22:18.100
  • GOSPEL OF JOHN IS THAT JESUS
  • 00:22:18.100 --> 00:22:19.130
  • CAME TO REVEAL THE FATHER.
  • 00:22:22.110 --> 00:22:25.110
  • [AUDIENCE AGREES
  • 00:22:25.110 --> 00:22:25.260
  • ENTHUSIASTICALLY]
  • 00:22:25.260 --> 00:22:27.130
  • YOU KNOW, IF I KEEP AT IT, BY
  • 00:22:27.130 --> 00:22:28.040
  • THE END OF THE DAY, WE SHOULD
  • 00:22:28.040 --> 00:22:28.250
  • HAVE EVERYONE...
  • 00:22:29.120 --> 00:22:32.120
  • OKAY, JESUS CAME TO REVEAL
  • 00:22:32.120 --> 00:22:33.010
  • THE FATHER.
  • 00:22:33.010 --> 00:22:33.210
  • HERE'S THE DEAL: THE FATHER IS
  • 00:22:33.210 --> 00:22:34.240
  • ONLY REVEALED...THROUGH
  • 00:22:34.240 --> 00:22:35.120
  • HIS CHILDREN.
  • 00:22:38.280 --> 00:22:41.280
  • IN OTHER WORDS, HE CAN BE
  • 00:22:41.280 --> 00:22:43.060
  • REVEALED, BUT NOT AS FATHER.
  • 00:22:43.060 --> 00:22:45.230
  • HE CAN BE REVEALED AS
  • 00:22:45.230 --> 00:22:47.080
  • ALMIGHTY GOD.
  • 00:22:47.080 --> 00:22:48.060
  • HE CAN BE REVEALED AS THE
  • 00:22:48.100 --> 00:22:51.100
  • GREAT JUDGE.
  • 00:22:51.100 --> 00:22:52.060
  • HE CAN BE REVEALED AS
  • 00:22:52.060 --> 00:22:53.100
  • THE CREATOR.
  • 00:22:53.100 --> 00:22:53.250
  • HE CAN BE REVEALED AS A
  • 00:22:53.250 --> 00:22:54.240
  • THOUSAND DIFFERENT THINGS.
  • 00:22:54.240 --> 00:22:55.190
  • BUT IF HE'S REVEALED AS THE
  • 00:22:55.190 --> 00:22:56.210
  • FATHER, IT'S IN CONNECTION TO
  • 00:22:56.210 --> 00:22:58.200
  • THE REVELATION OF WHO HIS
  • 00:22:58.200 --> 00:22:59.240
  • THE POINT I WANNA MAKE IS: YOUR
  • 00:23:04.070 --> 00:23:05.050
  • RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD AS YOUR
  • 00:23:05.050 --> 00:23:07.070
  • FATHER ACTUALLY ILLUSTRATES THE
  • 00:23:07.070 --> 00:23:08.160
  • QUALITY OF HIS FATHERING.
  • 00:23:15.250 --> 00:23:18.250
  • AND JESUS ILLUSTRATED THAT VERY
  • 00:23:18.250 --> 00:23:19.280
  • THING PERFECTLY BY DOING WHAT?
  • 00:23:19.280 --> 00:23:22.080
  • HE ONLY SAID...WHAT HE HEARD
  • 00:23:22.080 --> 00:23:23.280
  • HIS FATHER SAY.
  • 00:23:23.280 --> 00:23:26.270
  • HE ONLY DID WHAT HE SAW HIS
  • 00:23:26.270 --> 00:23:27.170
  • FATHER DO.
  • 00:23:27.170 --> 00:23:29.200
  • HE ILLUSTRATED PERFECTLY.
  • 00:23:31.060 --> 00:23:34.060
  • ALL THROUGH HISTORY, PEOPLE
  • 00:23:34.060 --> 00:23:35.060
  • HAVE CREATED STORIES...THAT TRY
  • 00:23:35.060 --> 00:23:36.160
  • TO ANSWER TO THE CRY OF THE
  • 00:23:37.070 --> 00:23:40.070
  • HEART FOR A FULFILLMENT OF WHY
  • 00:23:40.070 --> 00:23:41.260
  • WE'RE ALIVE.
  • 00:23:41.260 --> 00:23:44.230
  • AND ACUTE CHILDREN'S STORIES,
  • 00:23:44.230 --> 00:23:45.280
  • THERE'S FABLES, THERE'S ALL
  • 00:23:45.280 --> 00:23:47.140
  • THESE THINGS -- I'M FINE WITH
  • 00:23:47.140 --> 00:23:48.100
  • ALL OF THEM AS STORIES.
  • 00:23:48.100 --> 00:23:49.100
  • BUT THEY ACTUALLY ARE ALL
  • 00:23:49.100 --> 00:23:51.010
  • ATTEMPTS TO REVEAL WHAT IT IS
  • 00:23:52.010 --> 00:23:55.010
  • TO BE IN RIGHT RELATIONSHIP
  • 00:23:55.010 --> 00:23:56.220
  • WITH THE FATHER.
  • 00:23:56.220 --> 00:23:58.150
  • BECAUSE YOU WERE BORN TO
  • 00:23:58.150 --> 00:24:00.040
  • DEMONSTRATE UNITY BETWEEN A
  • 00:24:01.080 --> 00:24:04.080
  • SON, A DAUGHTER, AND THE
  • 00:24:04.080 --> 00:24:05.290
  • FATHER, AND HIM FULFILLING WHAT
  • 00:24:05.290 --> 00:24:08.250
  • YOU WERE BORN FOR.
  • 00:24:14.010 --> 00:24:17.010
  • AND SO, SHE SAYS, "BE IT UNTO
  • 00:24:17.010 --> 00:24:18.200
  • ME, ACCORDING TO YOUR WORD."
  • 00:24:18.200 --> 00:24:19.180
  • THAT'S THE AMEN.
  • 00:24:19.180 --> 00:24:21.290
  • I CAN'T MAKE THAT IMPOSSIBILITY
  • 00:24:21.290 --> 00:24:24.030
  • HAPPEN.
  • 00:24:24.030 --> 00:24:26.010
  • HOW MANY OF YOU ARE AWARE YOU
  • 00:24:26.010 --> 00:24:27.070
  • CANNOT MAKE WHAT GOD WANTS OUT
  • 00:24:27.070 --> 00:24:28.210
  • OF YOUR LIFE -- YOU CAN'T MAKE
  • 00:24:28.210 --> 00:24:29.280
  • IT HAPPEN?
  • 00:24:30.180 --> 00:24:33.180
  • BUT WHAT I CAN DO IS I CAN SAY
  • 00:24:33.180 --> 00:24:34.090
  • YES.
  • 00:24:34.090 --> 00:24:35.170
  • WHAT I CAN DO IS INVITE HIM TO
  • 00:24:35.170 --> 00:24:36.210
  • DO WHAT ONLY HE CAN DO.
  • 00:24:36.210 --> 00:24:37.130
  • SO, SAY THIS WITH ME: BE IT
  • 00:24:37.130 --> 00:24:38.180
  • UNTO ME...
  • 00:24:38.180 --> 00:24:40.040
  • [AUDIENCE REPEATS]
  • 00:24:40.040 --> 00:24:41.120
  • - MALE ANNOUNCER: HAPPY
  • 00:24:47.080 --> 00:24:47.260
  • HOLIDAYS.
  • 00:24:47.260 --> 00:24:49.110
  • WE TRUST YOU'VE BEEN BLESSED
  • 00:24:49.110 --> 00:24:50.010
  • WEEK AFTER WEEK BY TBN'S
  • 00:24:50.010 --> 00:24:51.210
  • EXCLUSIVE SERIES "BETHEL
  • 00:24:51.210 --> 00:24:53.080
  • PRESENTS HEAVEN TO EARTH."
  • 00:24:53.080 --> 00:24:54.160
  • WE HOPE YOU FEEL LIKE A MEMBER
  • 00:24:54.160 --> 00:24:55.280
  • OF BETHEL'S EXTENDED GLOBAL
  • 00:24:55.280 --> 00:24:56.200
  • FOR A VERY SHORT TIME, IN
  • 00:25:00.030 --> 00:25:01.120
  • THANKS FOR ANY GIFT OF SUPPORT,
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  • WE'LL SEND YOU BETHEL'S
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  • COMMUNITY CANVAS SHOPPING TOTE
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  • AND THE 8X10 COMMUNITY PRINT ON
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  • HEAVYWEIGHT IVORY PAPER WITH
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  • GOLD FOIL LETTERING, WORDS TO
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  • REMIND US OF THE JOY OF
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  • AS WE LOOK FORWARD TO THE NEW
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  • YEAR, YOU'RE INVITED TO JOIN US
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  • AS WE SEEK TO LIVE WHOLE AND
  • 00:25:15.270 --> 00:25:17.080
  • IF YOU'RE ABLE TO SHARE A GIFT
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  • OF SUPPORT OF $75 OR MORE TO
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  • HELP TBN CONTINUE TO BROADCAST
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  • MESSAGES OF EMPOWERMENT AND
  • 00:25:25.130 --> 00:25:26.270
  • HOPE TO THE WORLD, WE'LL ALSO
  • 00:25:26.270 --> 00:25:28.060
  • SEND YOU BENI JOHNSON'S
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  • "40 DAYS TO WHOLENESS:
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  • CALL: 800-339-1601.
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  • OR SHARE YOUR GIFT ONLINE AT:
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  • (SOUND OF VEGETABLES
  • 00:25:46.230 --> 00:25:47.090
  • BEING CHOPPED]
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  • GOD, OUR FATHER
  • 00:25:48.160 --> 00:25:49.050
  • LORD OF ALL
  • 00:25:49.050 --> 00:25:51.070
  • [CLATTERING]
  • 00:25:54.130 --> 00:25:57.130
  • - DAUGHTER: MAMA, CAN YOU DANCE
  • 00:25:57.130 --> 00:25:58.050
  • WITH ME?
  • 00:25:58.050 --> 00:25:59.020
  • - MOTHER: OH, OF COURSE, BABE!
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  • OH...YEAH...
  • 00:26:01.110 --> 00:26:04.010
  • [MIRTHFUL SOUNDS]
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  • [VOCALIZING]
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  • - ERIC JOHNSON: CHRISTMASTIME
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  • IS THE SEASON OF
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  • HONORING FAMILY,
  • 00:26:17.230 --> 00:26:18.290
  • AND TOGETHERNESS, LOVE, AND
  • 00:26:18.290 --> 00:26:19.230
  • GENEROSITY.
  • 00:26:19.230 --> 00:26:21.190
  • FOR US HERE AT BETHEL, IT'S
  • 00:26:21.190 --> 00:26:22.170
  • ALSO SIGNIFICANT BECAUSE WE
  • 00:26:22.170 --> 00:26:23.280
  • CELEBRATE THE BIRTH OF OUR
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  • SAVIOR AND KING, JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:26:26.010 --> 00:26:29.010
  • PERHAPS YOU'RE WATCHING THIS
  • 00:26:29.010 --> 00:26:30.070
  • TODAY AND YOU DON'T KNOW JESUS.
  • 00:26:30.070 --> 00:26:32.230
  • BUT I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT GOD
  • 00:26:32.230 --> 00:26:34.040
  • LOVES YOU AND WANTS TO HAVE A
  • 00:26:34.040 --> 00:26:35.140
  • PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH YOU.
  • 00:26:35.140 --> 00:26:37.160
  • BUT BROKENNESS AND SIN HAVE
  • 00:26:37.160 --> 00:26:38.290
  • SEPARATED US FROM HIM.
  • 00:26:38.290 --> 00:26:40.210
  • GOD SENT HIS ONLY SON JESUS TO
  • 00:26:40.210 --> 00:26:43.080
  • DIE ON THE CROSS IN OUR PLACE
  • 00:26:43.080 --> 00:26:45.050
  • SO THAT OUR SINS WOULD BE
  • 00:26:45.050 --> 00:26:47.010
  • FORGIVEN AND WE WOULD GET TO
  • 00:26:47.010 --> 00:26:48.110
  • SPEND ETERNITY WITH GOD.
  • 00:26:48.110 --> 00:26:51.010
  • IF YOU'RE WATCHING RIGHT NOW
  • 00:26:51.010 --> 00:26:51.260
  • AND YOU WANNA BE A PART OF HIS
  • 00:26:51.260 --> 00:26:53.080
  • STORY AND FOR HIM TO BECOME A
  • 00:26:53.080 --> 00:26:54.280
  • PART OF YOUR LIFE, THEN PRAY
  • 00:26:54.280 --> 00:26:56.140
  • WITH ME.
  • 00:26:56.140 --> 00:26:57.230
  • JESUS, RIGHT NOW, I SURRENDER
  • 00:26:57.230 --> 00:26:59.150
  • MY ENTIRE LIFE TO YOU.
  • 00:26:59.150 --> 00:27:02.030
  • I ASK YOU TO FORGIVE MY SINS
  • 00:27:02.030 --> 00:27:03.270
  • AND BE MY LORD AND SAVIOR.
  • 00:27:03.270 --> 00:27:05.270
  • FROM THIS DAY ON, I LEAVE MY
  • 00:27:05.270 --> 00:27:07.250
  • OLD LIFE BEHIND TO FOLLOW YOU.
  • 00:27:08.210 --> 00:27:11.210
  • GUIDE ME AND LEAD ME
  • 00:27:11.210 --> 00:27:13.050
  • IN YOUR WAYS.
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