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If My People

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May 25, 2020
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Don Wilton presents a strong expository preaching from God's Word.

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  • Dr. Don Wilton:Now, folks, listen to this:
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  • The next four weeks,
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  • the next four weekswe're going to be studying
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  • the only means, I promise you,that God is going to do
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  • what only God can do.
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  • I cannot say this to you enough.
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  • I'm going to be preachinga four-part series entitled
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  • "Mountain-Moving Prayer."
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  • Mountain-Moving Prayer.
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  • We all have mountains to climb.
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  • You have, from your marriage,to your health,
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  • to your finances,to children, to marriage--
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  • you name it.
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  • We've all got mountainsthat loom up, that rise up.
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  • We're going to ask a numberof questions to try
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  • to work on this.
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  • People all around us continuallyuse phrases like,
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  • "We're all the children of God."
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  • I've heard people say many,many times--
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  • and I respect this greatly--
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  • "Well, we just allneed to ask God.
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  • We just all need to pray."
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  • Yes, we do.
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  • What does God have to say aboutthis, and who is he talking to?
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  • And who is God?
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  • Who is God?
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  • And who's God talking to?
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  • Who am I?
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  • What does God have to say tome, and why does he if me?
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  • Why does God say,"If my people?"
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  • Why would he say that to meif I am one of God's people?
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  • Well, let's take a lookat this together.
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  • Number of questions.
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  • First of all, whoare God's people?
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  • Well, the Bible is chockfull ofdefining who God's people are.
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  • I'm going to make this as simpleas I possibly can for you.
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  • I know you're gonnahave to write quickly.
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  • You can go to our web.
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  • You can download.
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  • You will see thisoutline right there for you.
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  • You can copy that.
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  • You can study this.
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  • Who are God's peopleaccording to the Scriptures?
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  • Just five things:Number one, we are saved.
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  • We are saved.
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  • God has saved us from our sin.
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  • We are the redeemed.
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  • We were born in sin.
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  • We suffer the consequence.
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  • The wages of sin is death,but God, in Christ Jesus--
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  • who is God?
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  • He's the God and Fatherof our Lord Jesus Christ.
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  • "And God so loved the world,that he gave Jesus so that you
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  • and I might be saved."
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  • Isn't that wonderful?
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  • We are saved.
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  • Number two, we are indwelt.
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  • We are indwelt.
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  • God's people areindwelt by the Spirit of God.
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  • When Jesus went back to heaven,God sent his Spirit, and his
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  • Spirit came down at Pentecost,and he filled every single
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  • believer, God's people.
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  • I am an indwelt person of Godbecause the Spirit of God
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  • is in me.
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  • Number three, weare accompanied.
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  • God is not only in me by hisSpirit, but he is with me
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  • in that he accompanies me.
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  • Did you know that God goeseverywhere with his people
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  • because he's in themand he accompanies them?
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  • That's what defines me as theperson or the people of God.
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  • We are saved.We're indwelt.
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  • We're accompanied.Number four, we are family.
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  • Great passage that I read to youa minute ago in 2 Corinthians,
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  • God tells us very clearlythat we are sons and daughters.
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  • You are my brotherand my sister in Christ.
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  • That's--I love you.
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  • We are family together.
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  • We're part of God's family.
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  • He's my heavenly Father.
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  • He's your heavenly Father.
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  • I am one of God's people.
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  • If my people, calledby my name--who are we?
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  • Who are you?
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  • Who are God's people?
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  • We're saved.We're indwelt.
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  • We're accompanied.We're family.
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  • But there's a fifthone I've put there.
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  • We are fearful.
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  • We're fearful.
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  • Why are we fearful?
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  • Because we fear God.
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  • God, our Heavenly Father,is not to be trifled with.
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  • You don't disrespect God.
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  • Many of us are guilty oftreating our own mothers
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  • and fathers with greatdisrespect at times.
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  • Many of us, when we'reyounger, we have regrets.
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  • Many times we talk toour fathers in a manner
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  • that's not pleasing to the Lord.
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  • Many of us do that when it comesto God, our Heavenly Father,
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  • and he won't accept it.
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  • He won't tolerate it.
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  • We are God's people.
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  • We are fearful of God.
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  • We stand in awe of his presence.
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  • Question number one,who are God's people?
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  • Question number two, whydid God choose a people?
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  • Why did God choose a people?
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  • Why?
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  • Why did he do this?
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  • Well, there are three bigreasons in the Scripture
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  • amongst many others.
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  • Here they are: Number one,he chose us as God's people
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  • to be the objectof his blessings.
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  • We are the objectof all his blessings.
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  • Isn't that just too magnificentthat a holy and a righteous God,
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  • our Heavenly Father, wouldchoose us to be his people
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  • so that we can be theobject of his blessings?
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  • I have three grown children,Rob, Greg, and Shelley.
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  • They're all adults serving theLord Jesus across the nation.
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  • My daughter serves the Lordoverseas with Samaritan's Purse.
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  • I can tell you this as fatherto my three grown children:
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  • They are the objectof my blessings.
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  • Not only did God choose us to behis people so that we might be
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  • the object of his blessingsbut that we might be
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  • the instrument of his blessings,the means by which God
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  • carries out his mission.
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  • I am God's instrument.
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  • You are God's instrument.
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  • Isn't that wonderful?
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  • God chose us to be a people, notonly so that we might become
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  • the object of his blessings andthe instrument of his blessings,
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  • but, third, that we might be theliving proof of his blessings.
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  • I am one of God's people.
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  • I am a son of the living God.
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  • You and I are sons and daughtersof our heavenly Father, and
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  • because we are, God has chosenus to be his people in order
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  • that you and I might bethe living proof
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  • of the very blessings of God.
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  • In other words, God chose us sothat the character of God might
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  • reflect in and through us,yes, as his objects,
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  • yes, as his instruments,but yes, as the living proof
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  • you are salt and light.
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  • You are salt, my friend.
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  • You're the living proof thatGod is the God of his Word.
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  • He's the great I Am.
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  • Why would God choose us?
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  • Number three, what is therequirement for God's people?
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  • Does the Biblehave any requirement?
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  • Oh, yes, the Bible does.
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  • God has a verystringent set of requirements.
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  • Nowhere in the Scripturesdoes the Bible teach us
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  • an easy believism,
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  • an insipid formof lukewarm Christian faith.
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  • Nowhere does the Bible say,
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  • "Well, you're oneof God's people.
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  • Just get out there and dowhatever you want to."
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  • Nowhere in the Bibledoes God say,
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  • "Well, whenever you feellike it, serve me."
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  • Nowhere in the Bibledoes God's Word say,
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  • "Any time you kind of feellike it, just seek my face."
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  • God's Word doesn't say,"You know, it's not important.
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  • You don't have to turnfrom your wicked ways.
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  • It's okay.
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  • I can deal with that.
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  • I'm going to accommodate youreccentricities and your sin
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  • and your waywardness,and your politics."
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  • No.
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  • What is the requirementfor God's people
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  • "if my people arecalled by my name?"
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  • What is the requirement?
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  • I list just four of them.
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  • Number one, continual denial.
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  • Jesus said, "If you wantto follow me,
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  • you've gotta deny yourself."
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  • What does it meanto deny myself?
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  • It means that nothingabout myself matters.
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  • Nothing about me comes first.
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  • This goes to the root and to theheart of the very means by which
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  • we become one of God'speople--deny myself.
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  • It's nothing about me.
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  • It's all about you.
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  • Requirement number one.
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  • Requirement number two,continual repentance
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  • for God's people.
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  • 1 John 1:9, "If we," God'speople, "if we confess our sin,
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  • he is faithful and just toforgive us our sin and to
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  • cleanse us from allunrighteousness."
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  • "If my people, who are calledby my name will turn
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  • from their wicked ways."
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  • Gonna get onto this if.
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  • The very big question.
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  • What is the requirementfor God's people?
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  • That we just simply go to churchand we just simply
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  • look like Christians?
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  • That we just simply,every once in a while,
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  • take God out of a box?
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  • No.
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  • What does God require of us?
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  • Continual denial and continualrepentance, continual obedience.
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  • Jesus led the way.
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  • He was obedient to the Father,even to his death
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  • upon the cross.
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  • Perpetual continual obedience.
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  • What does that mean?
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  • "Yes, Lord."
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  • That's what it means.
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  • This is what God says.
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  • "If my people, who are called bymy name will humble themselves
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  • and pray."
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  • "Yes, Lord."
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  • Are you willing to beobedient in everything?
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  • Not in some things.
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  • In everything, with yourmoney, with your time,
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  • with your affections, with whereyou go, with what you do,
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  • with how you speak,continual obedience.
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  • Number four,continual righteousness.
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  • God's call.
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  • That's why we fear God becausehe calls us to live holy lives,
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  • pleasing unto him.
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  • Peter put it likethis: He said, "Be holy."
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  • That's God's call to us,"Be righteous."
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  • It's the active ingredient ofthe very requirement that God
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  • places upon all of God's people,nothing more, nothing less.
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  • Boom, it's just like that.
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  • Question number four: Whatthen is the responsibility
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  • of God's people?
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  • Do we have a responsibility?
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  • Well, I've read to you outof 1 Peter, 2 Corinthians.
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  • In our primary text for the nextfour weeks, the Bible tells us
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  • very clearly that God has aspecific set of responsibilities
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  • that he puts upon God's people.
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  • He doesn't ask us tocall the senate together.
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  • He doesn't say, "Why don'tyou have a deacons' meeting to
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  • discuss whether or notwe're gonna do these things?"
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  • He doesn't say, well, dependingwhich church or denomination
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  • you come from.
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  • He doesn't say whether you'rerich or you're poor is going
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  • to determine yourresponsibility.
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  • No, he says this of allof God's people, all of us,
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  • every one of us.
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  • What does he tell us?
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  • I'm just listing three.
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  • Number one, to separate.
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  • Separate.
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  • Not only be different,but look different.
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  • "Come out from among."
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  • One of my friends, I was toldrecently, made this statement,
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  • and it's very powerful.
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  • Perhaps during this time of thecoronavirus, big G-O-D,
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  • big God is removing all thesmall G-O-Ds from our lives.
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  • He's showing usthat he, big G-O-D,
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  • is the only one who matters.
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  • He's telling us to come out andto separate ourselves from all
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  • the small G-O-Ds that havebecome gods in our lives,
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  • whether it be athletics, sport,hunting, fishing, whether it be
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  • doing this, going that,whether it be our own
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  • self-sufficiently,God says to God's people,
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  • "Separate yourself.
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  • Come out from among."
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  • You and I can enjoythe great things of life.
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  • Oh, how much I misswatching my favorite sport.
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  • I miss that greatly.
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  • I, too, am looking forwardto football season.
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  • I don't know whatit's gonna look like,
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  • and I'm going to enjoy it.
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  • I'm looking forwardto being able to go out
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  • to restaurants again.
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  • I'm really lookingforward to going on vacation.
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  • I'm looking forward togoing down to the beach.
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  • I'm looking forward to fishing.
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  • I'm looking forward to visitingmy friends, but I cannot make
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  • all of these things that God hasblessed us the gods of my life.
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  • Can you feel it?
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  • I think God is realigning us,don't you think, my friends?
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  • I think God is readjusting us,and he tells us
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  • what we need to be doing.
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  • He says, "If my people, who arecalled by my name will humble
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  • themselves and pray and seek myface and turn from their wicked
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  • ways, then I will hear fromheaven, then I will forgive
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  • their sin, then Iwill heal their land."
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  • I want to ask God to do that,and I am one of God's people
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  • by God's definition.
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  • He's talking to me.
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  • I believe he'stalking to you too.
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  • God is saying something,and we better listen to God.
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  • What is the responsibilityof God's people?
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  • To separate.
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  • Number two, to avoid.
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  • Number three, to strive.
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  • They're three activewords: separate, avoid, strive.
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  • Listen, it takes a lotof spiritual discipline
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  • to please God.
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  • You better believe it does.
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  • You gotta strive, why?
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  • Because we aresinners by nature,
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  • and we're sinners by choice.
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  • It's jolly hard workliving for Jesus
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  • because of ourhuman enfleshment.
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  • Paul put it like this: He said,"The good that I would,
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  • that I do not, and the evilthat I would not, that I do."
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  • He called himself awretched man, and I do too.
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  • I'm the chief of sinners, butby God's help, these things
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  • I will do because I'm oneof his children.
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  • Question: So then how dopeople become God's people?
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  • I use the acronym,three letters, A-C-T.
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  • How do people become God'speople according to Scripture?
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  • Number one,acknowledge your sin.
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  • Bible says all ofus have sinned.
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  • Number two, confess your sin.
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  • Jesus said, "I am the way,the truth, and the life.
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  • No man can come tothe Father but by me."
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  • Number three,trust in God by faith.
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  • Bible says, "The justshall live by faith."
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  • Those who, it is just as if theyhad never sinned, get to that
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  • point by virtue of their faith,putting their faith in
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  • and through the person and workof the Lord Jesus Christ
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  • by his Spirit.
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  • Do that--if you giveyour life to Christ today.
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  • Give your life to Christ.
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  • I put a number right thereon the television screen.
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  • That's for you.
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  • I want you to give yourheart to Jesus today.
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  • I call upon you to become oneof God's people because God had
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  • something to say to us,and he's speaking to us today,
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  • and he's saying,"If you are my people."
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  • Are you?
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  • And if you are, whydid God if his people?
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  • Well, there are four possiblereasons why God iffed
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  • his people.
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  • Number one, because if describesa distinct possibility.
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  • God iffed my people,who are called by my name,
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  • because if, thatcondition describes
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  • a distinct possibility.
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  • I think God is saying,"Maybe not.
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  • Maybe you are not,which is why you don't,"
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  • or maybe he is saying, "If youare, that doesn't mean
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  • to say you will.
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  • If my people, who arecalled by my name--"
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  • oh, it raises a distinctpossibility: A,
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  • that I'm not oneof God's people.
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  • That's why I've invited youto give your life to Christ.
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  • But B, if in fact I am--andI am--that if raises the
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  • distinct possibility that eventhough I belong to Jesus,
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  • I'm not humbling myself andpraying and seeking his face.
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  • I'm not turningfrom my wicked ways.
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  • Why did God if his people?
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  • Number two, because ifinfers a definitive demand.
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  • That little word if, youcould use the word,
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  • "'Unless' my people,who are called by my name."
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  • "Unless."
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  • It infers a definitive demand.
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  • It carries a warning.
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  • Here's what God issaying to us, my friends.
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  • "Unless we, God's people--"
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  • I'm not speaking to America now.
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  • I'm not up heresaying, "Y'all come."
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  • I'm talking to God's peoplebecause that's who God spoke to.
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  • This is not a clarioncall to the nation.
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  • This is to God's people.
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  • If, unless, it implies,it infers a definitive demand.
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  • Number three, this if eliminatesany level of uncertainty.
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  • God's telling us if.
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  • In other words,there is no other way.
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  • It eliminates allthe uncertainty.
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  • There's no other way.
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  • God says, "You want meto hear from heaven?
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  • You want me toforgive your sin?"
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  • God says, "You wantme to heal your land?
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  • Well, if my people,called by my name,
  • 00:24:08.396 --> 00:24:16.004
  • will humble themselves and pray,
  • 00:24:16.037 --> 00:24:19.574
  • seek my face, turn fromtheir wicked ways, then--"
  • 00:24:19.608 --> 00:24:24.679
  • If eliminates anylevel of uncertainty.
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  • Number four.
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  • Number four, get this: Whydid God if his people?
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  • Because it carriesan absolute promise.
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  • If carries an absolute promise.
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  • Isn't that great?
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  • God says, "If my people do,then I will."
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  • Ha! I love that.
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  • If my people do what?
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  • Do what?
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  • "Humble themselves, seek myface, pray, turn from their
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  • wicked way, then I will do."
  • 00:24:57.145 --> 00:24:59.614
  • "What am I gonna do?
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  • I'm gonna hear from heaven.
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  • I'm gonna forgive their sin.
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  • I'm gonna heal their land."
  • 00:25:07.289 --> 00:25:10.392
  • Britt Dillard: And thatgreat truth, that God's talking
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  • to Christians that, if we'llhumble ourselves and pray, that
  • 00:25:14.829 --> 00:25:16.898
  • he'll heal our land, is true foryou, right where you are, even
  • 00:25:16.932 --> 00:25:19.200
  • if you're not a Christian--
  • 00:25:19.234 --> 00:25:21.102
  • especially if you'renot a Christian.
  • 00:25:21.136 --> 00:25:22.904
  • If you feel far from God,God has promised that if you
  • 00:25:22.938 --> 00:25:25.373
  • confess your sins, he isfaithful and just to forgive us
  • 00:25:25.407 --> 00:25:28.043
  • our sins and to cleanse usfrom all unrighteousness.
  • 00:25:28.076 --> 00:25:30.845
  • You can start a new beginningright now with a simple prayer.
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  • Matter of fact, youcan repeat after me.
  • 00:25:35.016 --> 00:25:36.618
  • "Lord God, I realizeI have messed up.
  • 00:25:36.651 --> 00:25:39.354
  • My sin has separated me fromyou, so God, I turn my back
  • 00:25:39.387 --> 00:25:41.923
  • on my sin, and I askyou to save me.
  • 00:25:41.957 --> 00:25:44.726
  • I believe you are the Son ofGod, and you died for my sins.
  • 00:25:44.759 --> 00:25:48.296
  • Save me, in Jesus's name,I pray."
  • 00:25:48.330 --> 00:25:51.066
  • Oh, it is really that simple.
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  • Oh, how we'd love to walkalongside you, put some
  • 00:25:53.001 --> 00:25:55.437
  • resources, free resources, inyour hands that'll help you
  • 00:25:55.470 --> 00:25:57.439
  • grow, but call us.
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  • Jot that numberdown on your screen.
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  • Store it in your cell,24 hours a day.
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  • We would love to talkwith you and pray with you.
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  • We are here to encourage you.
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  • Dr. Wilton: Now, just beforewe go today, I want you to know
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  • that all the things that you'veheard today, all the preaching,
  • 00:26:11.186 --> 00:26:15.523
  • the teaching, the things that weare suggesting that you take and
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  • make your own, the means bywhich you would grow in your
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  • Christian faith are all part ofwhat we believe in because we
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  • believe in the encouraging Word,this Word about God
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  • and the Lord Jesus Christ.
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  • That's why we've got thatnumber on the television screen.
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  • I've got friends standingby 24/7 to talk with you,
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  • pray with you,counsel you, listen to you.
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  • Isn't it wonderful to havefriends like that 24/7?
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  • So take that number.
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  • You might wanna jot it down,store it in your phone.
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  • Keep it anytime, night or day.
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  • People standing by tobe a blessing to you.
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  • We are The Encouraging Wordbecause that's who God is,
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  • and we love you,so be encouraged.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Britt: Our time is gone,but in this time of separation,
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  • we can stay connectedonline at tewonline.org.
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