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May 28, 2020
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Pastor Robert continues the Free Indeed series with a message explaining the tactics demons use against people.

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  • In this series, "FreeIndeed", you will hear about
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  • the different kinds of doorswe leave open to the enemy,
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  • how we can close them, andwhat it means to be truly free.
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  • Coming up, my pastor, RobertMorris, will explain the tactics
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  • of the enemy andthat by running to God we will
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  • always find protection.
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  • ♪ ♪
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  • ROBERT MORRIS: We're in a seriescalled "Free Indeed".
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  • And if you didn't get tohear last week's message,
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  • please listen to it becauseI laid a foundation
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  • that believers can bein bondage.
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  • It's nothing to be afraidof; it is something to be aware
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  • of and that we need to know howto get out of bondage
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  • and we will get tomore and more in this series
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  • how to get free andstay free indeed.
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  • Alright?
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  • Satan will do everything he canto stop you from hearing this
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  • because truthis what makes us free.
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  • So this week's message isentitled "Beware of Chaldeans",
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  • beware of Chaldeans.
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  • And I'll explain to youwhat I mean by that.
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  • Acts 13, Paul is in Antiochat Pisidia,
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  • And he preaches a message aboutJesus, and he ends the message
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  • with a caution, and I want toshow you the caution.
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  • Acts 13:40 says, "Bewaretherefore, lest what has been
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  • spoken in the prophets," andthat's Habakkuk, where we're
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  • going, "come upon you."
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  • "Beware lest itcome on you."
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  • And then he quotes a versefrom Habakkuk 1,
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  • "Behold, you despisers,marvel and perish!
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  • For I work a work in yourdays, a work which you will
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  • by no means believe, thoughone were to declare it to you."
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  • Now, he is referencing thatGod became a man in Jesus,
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  • died on the cross for oursins, and that's salvation,
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  • and that theMessiah has come.
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  • And he's saying, "You're noteven going to believe this,
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  • even though someonewere to tell you this."
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  • But he gives them a reasonwhy they won't believe
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  • it and it's Habakkuk.
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  • And what he's telling themis there's an enemy
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  • who's trying to blindyou to truth.
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  • And he quotesthis scripture.
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  • But I want to go backand read the context
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  • in Habakkuk, so if you'llflip back to Habakkuk 1.
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  • I've already got myBible open there.
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  • I went directly to it.
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  • So Habakkuk 1.
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  • This is the versePaul quoted.
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  • "Look among the nations andwatch be utterly astounded!
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  • For I will work a work in yourdays which you would not
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  • believe, thoughit were told you."
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  • Now, before I read versesix, let me just tell you
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  • he's about to talkabout Chaldeans.
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  • Chaldeans are an OldTestament type of demons,
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  • the enemies that comeagainst the people of God.
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  • Watch the next verse.
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  • Watch what -- He talks aboutChaldeans, but watch how
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  • we can relate this todemonic spirits.
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  • Verse six, "For indeed I amraising up the Chaldeans,
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  • a bitter and hasty nation whichmarches through the breadth
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  • of the earth," watchwhat they're trying to do,
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  • "to possess dwelling placesthat are not theirs."
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  • There they are.
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  • That's what they'retrying to do.
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  • We talked about this lastweekend, that they are --
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  • The word possess doesn'talways mean ownership.
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  • It means to gainthe mastery over.
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  • They're trying to gaincontrol over dwelling places
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  • that aren't theirs, thatdon't belong to them.
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  • The Chaldeans had beenutterly destroyed in 539 B.C.,
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  • so much so Jeremiah 50:51 tellsus there'll be none left.
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  • So I want you tothink about this.
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  • Paul says, "Beware lest what wasspoken in the prophets
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  • come on you," and there aren'tany more literal Chaldeans.
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  • So what would he havebeen talking about?
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  • Well, let me sayit to you this way.
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  • In the same way the skepticsof that day would say,
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  • "Paul's crazy.
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  • He doesn't know whathe's talking about.
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  • There aren't anymore Chaldeans.
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  • We don't need tobeware of them."
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  • In the same way, theskeptics today would say
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  • something like this, "Didy'all hear Robert Morris
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  • is preaching a seriesabout demons?
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  • He's out of his mind.
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  • There aren't anymore demons."
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  • Yes, there are.
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  • You better beware, becausethey're trying to possess
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  • dwelling placesthat are not theirs.
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  • That's what they'retrying to do.
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  • See, it's right here.
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  • 'Kay.
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  • Now, let me show you, again,Chaldeans representing
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  • demonic spirits.
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  • Let me show you some thingsabout Chaldeans, about demons.
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  • Alright?Three things.
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  • Number one, they're thieves.
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  • They're thieves.
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  • Remember, verse six saysthey're trying to possess
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  • dwelling placesthat are not theirs.
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  • We need to understandthat Satan is the thief.
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  • He comes to steal,kill, and destroy.
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  • But many times, the Bibletalks about Satan
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  • but it's actually referring tothe work of Satan, not Satan
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  • himself, because Satanis not omnipresent.
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  • You need to know that.
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  • Omni means all.
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  • We say God is -- God is,by the way, omnipresent.
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  • He's all present.
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  • But Satan isnot omnipresent.
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  • He can only be in onelocation at one time.
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  • When he tempted Jesus, bythe way, that was a real dude.
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  • That was Satan, because Jesusdid merit his
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  • personal attention.
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  • Jesus said it this way.
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  • There was a woman who hada spirit of infirmity,
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  • and He said, "Shouldn't thiswoman be loosed from this whom
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  • Satan had bound?"
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  • Okay, Satan did have herbound, but Satan had her bound
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  • through one of hisdemons, through a spirit.
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  • You understand?
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  • So it's important to understandthat there's an army of demons
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  • when the Bible talks aboutthe work of Satan.
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  • Psalm 83:1 says,"Do not keep silent, O God!
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  • Do not hold Your peace,And do not be still, O God!
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  • For behold,Your enemies..."
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  • -- the enemies of Godare demonic spirits:
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  • Your enemies make a tumult;
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  • and those who hate Youhave lifted up their head.
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  • They..."
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  • -- Now watch what demons do:
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  • "They have taken craftycounsel against Your people,
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  • And consulted togetheragainst Your sheltered ones.
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  • They have said, “Come,and let us cut them off
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  • from being a nation."
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  • That the name of Israelmay be remembered no more.”
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  • And look at verse 12:
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  • "Who said, 'Let us take toourselves the houses of God
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  • in possession.'"
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  • I'm telling you,they're coming after you.
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  • You need to know, if you'regoing after God,
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  • they're coming after you.
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  • See, so many times, we thinkthey're going after
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  • the unbelievers.
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  • No, they're not.
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  • They've already got them.
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  • They're coming after thebelievers to keep the believers
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  • defeated so they don't win theunbelievers to Christ.
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  • That's what they'retrying to do.
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  • Now, I'm telling youChaldeans represents demons.
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  • Let me just show you though --I was reading this past week.
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  • This is the exhaustivedictionary of Bible names.
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  • This is how the exhaustivedictionary of Bible names
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  • describes, thedefinition of Chaldeans.
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  • Look at it here.
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  • Chaldeans: as it were demons.Demons.
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  • The root word means tolay waste or to destroy.
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  • And the actual wordmeans wanderers.
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  • They were wanderers.
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  • And I'll tell you somemore about them later.
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  • But isn't it amazing that itmeans wanderers,
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  • and watch what Jesus saidabout demons.
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  • Matthew 12:43, "When theunclean spirit has gone out of,"
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  • it means he was in, "out of aperson, it wanders."
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  • The Chaldeans are wanderers.
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  • Demonic spirits arewandering and they're trying
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  • to possess dwelling placesthat are not theirs.
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  • It wanders through waterlessregions, looking for
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  • a resting place.
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  • But it finds none.
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  • Then it says, "I will returnto my house," the houses,
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  • "I will return to my housefrom which I came.
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  • When it comes," that'svery important, these three
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  • things it says about thehouse, "when it comes,"
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  • this is Jesus talking, by theway, "when it comes,"
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  • this spirit, "it finds it empty,swept, and put in order.
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  • Then it goes and bringsalong seven other spirits
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  • more evil than itself, andthey enter and live there;
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  • and the last state of thatperson is worse than the first."
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  • Now, notice how the demoncan come back in, because
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  • when it comes back to thehouse that it left,
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  • it finds it swept, in order,swept and put in order.
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  • But here's thekey word, empty.
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  • How many times do peoplecome to Christ, get saved,
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  • and then get their act cleanedup and swept, put in order,
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  • but they don't fill their housewith the word of God?
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  • Chaldea would be, at thattime, when the Bible writes
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  • about them, they werea very small nation.
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  • They were about 40, they werenever more than 40 miles wide.
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  • They were about thesize of New Jersey.
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  • And here's the thingthat you need to know.
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  • They were actually neverconquered until
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  • they were destroyed.
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  • And when God said, when Godsaid, "When My purpose
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  • is finished with them, Iwill destroy them".
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  • Think about Satan andthe demonic spirits.
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  • And God does havea purpose for 'em.
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  • God used the enemy allthrough the Old Testament
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  • to teach His childrento call out to Him.
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  • When His children went intobondage, they would cry out
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  • to Him and repent.
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  • And it's the same way today.
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  • Many times, we don't think weneed God until we're in trouble.
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  • And then we call out to Him.
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  • I want you to notice thatthere are some things about
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  • the Chaldeans that manypeople don't realize.
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  • The Chaldeans actuallytook over Babylon.
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  • As a matter of fact,when you read about
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  • Nebuchadnezzar, Nebuchadnezzarwas a Chaldean.
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  • And the Assyrians usedto appoint the kings of Babylon,
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  • but Babylon conquered -- I meanthe Chaldeans conquered
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  • Babylon and Assyria.
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  • And Nebuchadnezzartakes over.
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  • He's the one -- He set upthe 90 foot gold image and
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  • Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego,which is how we know him.
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  • By the way, thosewere not their names.
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  • Those were theirChaldean names.
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  • Those are Chaldean names.
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  • Their names were actuallyHanania, Michael, and Azaria.
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  • And they gave themChaldean names.
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  • When Nebuchadnezzar camein, he took two things
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  • that Satan is tryingto take today.
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  • In other words,he's a thief.
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  • Demons are thieves.Alright?
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  • Let me show you the twothings that he stole.
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  • You can just staythere in Habakkuk.
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  • We'll come back to that.
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  • Daniel 1:1.
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  • "In the third year of the reignof Jehoiakim, king of Judah,
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  • Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon,came to Jerusalem
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  • and besieged it.
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  • And the Lord gave Jehoiakim,king of Judah, into his hand,
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  • and some of thearticles of the house of God,
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  • which he carried intothe land of Shinar, to the house
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  • of his god, and he brought thearticles into the treasure
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  • house of his god.
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  • Then the king instructedAshpenaz, the master
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  • of his eunuchs, to bring some ofthe children of Israel
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  • and some of the king'sdescendants and some
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  • of the young nobles, young menin whom there was no blemish,
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  • but good-looking"
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  • I probably wouldhave been taken.
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  • That shouldn't havebeen that funny.
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  • Okay, let's go on.Okay.
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  • "Gifted in all wisdom", see?See?
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  • I probably, "Possessingknowledge
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  • and quick to understand".
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  • Yes, that's me.Exactly.
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  • Okay.
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  • "Who had ability to servein the king's palace".
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  • Let me just sum this up,the young future leaders.
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  • "And whom theymight teach".
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  • Now, watch what they did.
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  • "They might teachthem the language
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  • and the literatureof the Chaldeans.
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  • And the king appointed forthem a daily provision
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  • of the king's delicacies".
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  • So they would get, be in bondageto the lust of the flesh.
  • 00:11:52.837 --> 00:11:55.840
  • "And of the wine whichhe drank, and three years
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  • of training for them, so thatat the end of that time
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  • they might servebefore the king."
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  • Alright.
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  • Let me tell you the twothings that Satan's trying
  • 00:12:03.815 --> 00:12:05.016
  • to steal, the tithe andthe next generation.
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  • That's what Nebuchadnezzarstole when he went into Israel.
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  • He took the gold and thesilver from the temple.
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  • It was dedicatedto the Lord.
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  • It was the tithe.
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  • And he took thefuture leaders.
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  • This is how the enemycomes against you.
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  • This is how he came againstthe children of Israel
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  • when he took them into bondage.
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  • What they put in their mind,what they put in their body,
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  • and what belonged to God.
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  • By the way, these -- 1 Johntells you it's the pride
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  • of life, the lust of the flesh,and the lust of the eyes.
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  • The lust of the flesh beingwhat you put in your body
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  • and what you dowith your body.
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  • The lust of the eyes beingwhat you put in your mind,
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  • what you see to tryto make you smart.
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  • And the pride of life?
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  • You say, "Well, how doesthat relate to the tithe?"
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  • Listen to me carefully'cause I'm going to say
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  • something strong.
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  • Any person that doesn'ttithe is arrogant, because you
  • 00:12:48.593 --> 00:12:51.830
  • believe you can make it your wayand not doing it God's way.
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  • And you have to bearrogant to steal from God.
  • 00:12:55.233 --> 00:12:59.337
  • Now, I don't say that to makeyou feel condemned
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  • or to argue about tithing;
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  • I'm telling you,that's an open door
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  • and no matter how many doorsyou close in your life,
  • 00:13:04.275 --> 00:13:06.411
  • if you are not a tither,you've always got
  • 00:13:06.511 --> 00:13:07.579
  • an open door to the enemy.
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  • This is exactly whatNebuchadnezzar did,
  • 00:13:09.347 --> 00:13:10.915
  • he stole two things;he stole the tithe
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  • and he stolethe Next Generation.
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  • Can we just say this, when wetalk about they're trying
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  • to possess Dwelling Placesthat are not theirs,
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  • let me give you anotherimage in your mind.
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  • Demons are squatters.They're squatters.
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  • And they come and they get onthe back part of your property
  • 00:13:25.697 --> 00:13:28.366
  • that you do not don't go back tovery much and then they move in
  • 00:13:28.466 --> 00:13:30.768
  • the attic and then they move ina room that you don't use much,
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  • and you tried to keep a doorclosed so no one else will see
  • 00:13:33.304 --> 00:13:35.473
  • that area of your life,and eventually,
  • 00:13:35.573 --> 00:13:37.775
  • they take over the whole house.
  • 00:13:37.876 --> 00:13:39.210
  • Could we just agree in thisseries that we are going
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  • to kick the squatters out?
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  • We are going to takeour houses back.
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  • Number one, they're thieves;number two, they're vicious.
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  • They're vicious.
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  • You need to know thatdemons are vicious.
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  • Satan never has a good day.
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  • He never has amerciful moment.
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  • Not one.
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  • Look back in Habakkuk 1:7,"They are terrible and dreadful"
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  • They're terribleand dreadful.
  • 00:14:06.905 --> 00:14:08.573
  • "Their judgment and theirdignity proceed
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  • from themselves."
  • 00:14:11.175 --> 00:14:12.377
  • There's another reason theythink they could steal from God.
  • 00:14:12.477 --> 00:14:15.079
  • "Their horses also areswifter than leopards,
  • 00:14:15.179 --> 00:14:17.315
  • and more fierce thanevening wolves.
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  • Their chargers charge ahead;their cavalry comes from afar;
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  • they fly as theeagle that hastens to eat.
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  • They all come for violence;their faces are set
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  • like the east wind.
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  • They gathercaptives like sand."
  • 00:14:29.861 --> 00:14:32.430
  • Now, I wish I could take anddo a whole message just on that,
  • 00:14:32.530 --> 00:14:35.300
  • talk about leopards, eagles, thevultures come in, all this;
  • 00:14:35.400 --> 00:14:39.037
  • but let mejust show you one thing.
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  • It says they're like wolves.
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  • They're like wolves.
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  • Few other scriptures thatdescribe the enemy as wolves
  • 00:14:43.675 --> 00:14:47.278
  • Ezekiel 22:27, "Her princes inher midst are like wolves
  • 00:14:47.378 --> 00:14:50.982
  • tearing the prey, to shed blood,to destroy people,
  • 00:14:51.082 --> 00:14:54.519
  • and to get dishonest gain."
  • 00:14:54.619 --> 00:14:55.920
  • Again, this refers to thepride of life, the lust
  • 00:14:56.020 --> 00:14:58.122
  • of the flesh, and thelust of the eyes.
  • 00:14:58.222 --> 00:15:00.058
  • Zephaniah 3:3, "Her princesin her midst are roaring lions;
  • 00:15:00.158 --> 00:15:04.829
  • her judges are evening wolvesthat leave not a bone
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  • till morning."
  • 00:15:09.567 --> 00:15:10.301
  • Let me tell youwhat that means.
  • 00:15:10.401 --> 00:15:11.369
  • It means they feed at night.
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  • Can I just tell yousomething about when demons
  • 00:15:13.171 --> 00:15:14.572
  • will attack you?
  • 00:15:14.672 --> 00:15:15.406
  • They'll attack at night.
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  • If you haven't noticed that --you'll wake up in the middle
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  • of the night and they will starttrying to get your thoughts
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  • to go the wrong way.
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  • Am I telling the truth?
  • 00:15:23.381 --> 00:15:25.316
  • And the best thing you cando when you can't sleep
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  • is read the Bible or pray.
  • 00:15:27.518 --> 00:15:29.253
  • Acts 20:29, Paul said, "ForI know this," I know this,
  • 00:15:29.354 --> 00:15:32.757
  • "that after my departuresavage wolves will come
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  • in among you, notsparing the flock."
  • 00:15:36.594 --> 00:15:40.765
  • 'Kay.
  • 00:15:40.865 --> 00:15:42.800
  • Paul said, "When I leave,wolves are going to come in."
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  • He said demonic spiritsare going to try to come in
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  • and they are going to try tocome into the Sheepfold,
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  • they are going tocome in among sheep.
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  • I know this.
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  • I have a friend of mine thatdid some study on wolves,
  • 00:15:54.612 --> 00:15:58.383
  • and I was talking to him thisweek about this and he sent me
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  • this text after we talked,"The Lord did not teach us
  • 00:16:01.552 --> 00:16:04.756
  • about predators to teach animalcontrol or children's fables;
  • 00:16:04.856 --> 00:16:09.694
  • wolves and sheepcannot coexist"
  • 00:16:09.794 --> 00:16:13.131
  • - this is from the studythat he did with actual
  • 00:16:13.231 --> 00:16:14.799
  • scientists that study wolves:
  • 00:16:14.899 --> 00:16:17.902
  • "When wolves appear mostcasual and innocent,
  • 00:16:18.002 --> 00:16:20.938
  • even interesting to watch,they're actually studying you
  • 00:16:21.039 --> 00:16:25.476
  • and sizing you upfor the attack."
  • 00:16:25.576 --> 00:16:27.678
  • They watch and study peopleand look for the weak times,
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  • the isolated, you realize theyattack the sheep on the fray?
  • 00:16:30.815 --> 00:16:35.153
  • That's the one the wolf goes,when there's a whole herd
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  • of sheep, they get thesheep that's off to himself.
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  • Listen.
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  • Please, please,please hear me.
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  • This is a sheepfold right here.
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  • You're a sheep and there'sa wolf that's trying to get you.
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  • If I were you, if you'reon the fringe,
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  • here's what I would do.
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  • I would say, "Excuse me.
  • 00:16:49.767 --> 00:16:50.535
  • 'Scuse me.
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  • 'Scuse me.
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  • 'Scuse me.
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  • 'Scuse me.
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  • 'Scuse me.
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  • I'd get right in the middleof the sheep fold, right next
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  • to the shepherd.[applause]
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  • I told you a moment ago,I mean wolves are vicious;
  • 00:17:04.048 --> 00:17:08.419
  • attack in packs.
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  • You understand that?
  • 00:17:09.987 --> 00:17:11.122
  • When a wolf attacks alone,it's because its threatened.
  • 00:17:11.222 --> 00:17:15.159
  • But, a wolf, when it seesa weak one or an isolated one,
  • 00:17:15.259 --> 00:17:18.629
  • it actually, when its howling,its calling other wolves
  • 00:17:18.729 --> 00:17:22.700
  • to the attack,and they surround you
  • 00:17:22.800 --> 00:17:25.203
  • and attack from every side.
  • 00:17:25.303 --> 00:17:27.438
  • And Satan never hasa merciful moment,
  • 00:17:27.538 --> 00:17:31.142
  • he never has a timewhen he gives you a break,
  • 00:17:31.242 --> 00:17:33.211
  • or he lets up.
  • 00:17:33.311 --> 00:17:35.146
  • "He is constantly accusingthe Brethren, day and night,"
  • 00:17:35.246 --> 00:17:38.516
  • the Bible says.
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  • You would think that whena person goes through
  • 00:17:40.284 --> 00:17:41.886
  • a tough time or hasa tragedy in his life,
  • 00:17:41.986 --> 00:17:46.124
  • that Satan wouldgive you a break;
  • 00:17:46.224 --> 00:17:47.225
  • that's actuallywhen he attacks.
  • 00:17:47.325 --> 00:17:49.360
  • So number one,they're thieves.
  • 00:17:49.460 --> 00:17:51.295
  • Number two, they're vicious.
  • 00:17:51.395 --> 00:17:52.396
  • Here's number three,they're cunning.
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  • They're cunning.
  • 00:17:55.099 --> 00:17:56.200
  • Notice, remember, it saidthey've taken crafty counsel
  • 00:17:56.300 --> 00:17:59.704
  • against your people.
  • 00:17:59.804 --> 00:18:01.305
  • They're cunning.
  • 00:18:01.405 --> 00:18:02.807
  • You know, the first Chaldeanthat ruled Babylon?
  • 00:18:02.907 --> 00:18:07.845
  • Actually went in, notas a warrior but went in
  • 00:18:07.945 --> 00:18:11.449
  • and became a friend,and they got used to him,
  • 00:18:11.549 --> 00:18:14.018
  • and comfortable to him andhe rules for 10 years
  • 00:18:14.118 --> 00:18:16.787
  • before Assyriafound out about it.
  • 00:18:16.888 --> 00:18:18.456
  • Assyrian - the king of Assyriaappointed the kings of Babylon
  • 00:18:18.556 --> 00:18:21.459
  • at the time, and heruled for 10 years,
  • 00:18:21.559 --> 00:18:23.394
  • and then of course Assyriawent in and ousted him.
  • 00:18:23.494 --> 00:18:25.863
  • A few years later, they cameback and conquered
  • 00:18:25.963 --> 00:18:27.632
  • Babylon and Assyria.
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  • So that's the way Chaldens are,they're just crafty.
  • 00:18:29.700 --> 00:18:32.570
  • They just move in, become yourfriend, and then take over.
  • 00:18:32.670 --> 00:18:37.375
  • Chaldean, the term, issynonymous with astrologer,
  • 00:18:37.475 --> 00:18:41.312
  • magician, or sorcerer.
  • 00:18:41.412 --> 00:18:44.148
  • Let me show you scripture;Daniel 2:2 says,
  • 00:18:44.248 --> 00:18:46.217
  • "Then the king gavethe command to call
  • 00:18:46.317 --> 00:18:48.419
  • the magicians, theastrologers, the sorcerers,
  • 00:18:48.519 --> 00:18:53.291
  • and the Chaldeansto tell the king his dream."
  • 00:18:53.391 --> 00:18:56.060
  • Of course they couldn't; Danieldid.
  • 00:18:56.160 --> 00:18:59.263
  • The Magicians, theastrologers, the sorcerer's.
  • 00:18:59.363 --> 00:19:01.232
  • A magician tries to distractyou, while he deceives you.
  • 00:19:01.332 --> 00:19:05.436
  • An astrologer tries to deceiveyou with demonic spirits
  • 00:19:05.536 --> 00:19:10.141
  • that can tell your future.
  • 00:19:10.241 --> 00:19:11.576
  • That's what astrology is.
  • 00:19:11.676 --> 00:19:12.743
  • Don't read your horoscope;that's not your future.
  • 00:19:12.843 --> 00:19:14.679
  • This is your future, right here.This is what we read.
  • 00:19:14.779 --> 00:19:18.015
  • [Applause]
  • 00:19:18.115 --> 00:19:22.320
  • And then of course a sorcereris trying to deceive you.
  • 00:19:22.420 --> 00:19:25.256
  • So I want you tothink about this.
  • 00:19:25.356 --> 00:19:27.291
  • Here's what the enemy - here'swhat demons want you to do:
  • 00:19:27.391 --> 00:19:31.128
  • they want to distract you,they want to deceive you,
  • 00:19:31.229 --> 00:19:34.332
  • and they want to tell youwhat your future is.
  • 00:19:34.432 --> 00:19:36.400
  • They wants to determinewhat your future is.
  • 00:19:36.500 --> 00:19:38.736
  • That's the way the enemy is.
  • 00:19:38.836 --> 00:19:40.471
  • Back in Habakkuk 15 it says,"They take up all of them" --
  • 00:19:40.571 --> 00:19:46.377
  • "they" meaning the Chaldeans,take up 'them', meaning men,
  • 00:19:46.477 --> 00:19:49.447
  • people, with a hook.
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  • Verse 14, the verse before,refer to men as fish.
  • 00:19:52.049 --> 00:19:55.620
  • They take them up with a hook,they catch them in their net
  • 00:19:55.720 --> 00:19:58.022
  • and they gather themin the dragnet.
  • 00:19:58.122 --> 00:19:59.523
  • They basically want to put -figure out what bait you like,
  • 00:19:59.624 --> 00:20:04.362
  • and then figure out when to putthat bait in front of your face.
  • 00:20:04.462 --> 00:20:07.298
  • Ephesians 6:11 says,"Put on the whole armor of God
  • 00:20:07.398 --> 00:20:11.602
  • that you may be able to standagainst the wiles of the devil."
  • 00:20:11.702 --> 00:20:16.040
  • This word "wiles" inthe Greek is "methodeia".
  • 00:20:16.140 --> 00:20:18.843
  • "Methodeia"; it's where we getour English word method.
  • 00:20:18.943 --> 00:20:22.613
  • That you may be ableto stand against the methods,
  • 00:20:22.713 --> 00:20:24.448
  • the schemes, the plots,of the enemy.
  • 00:20:24.548 --> 00:20:27.385
  • Do you understand that the worldmakes fun of Satan and tries
  • 00:20:27.485 --> 00:20:31.155
  • to tell us what he looks likeso that we won't understand
  • 00:20:31.255 --> 00:20:35.126
  • how serious it is?
  • 00:20:35.226 --> 00:20:36.427
  • Let me just show you becauseI want you to understand
  • 00:20:36.527 --> 00:20:37.828
  • that he has a whole army.
  • 00:20:37.928 --> 00:20:39.397
  • Let me just show you thatthere are seven categories
  • 00:20:39.497 --> 00:20:42.199
  • of demons in Scripture.
  • 00:20:42.300 --> 00:20:43.668
  • Seven categories and herethey are: Thrones, Lordships,
  • 00:20:43.768 --> 00:20:48.306
  • rulers, authorities,principalities and powers,
  • 00:20:48.406 --> 00:20:52.343
  • rulers of the darkness,evil and unclean spirits.
  • 00:20:52.443 --> 00:20:55.880
  • All of these at one pointor another refer to
  • 00:20:55.980 --> 00:20:57.915
  • demons in the Bible.
  • 00:20:58.015 --> 00:20:59.750
  • Daniel 7:25 talkingabout Satan himself.
  • 00:20:59.850 --> 00:21:02.486
  • It's very clear he'stalking about Satan.
  • 00:21:02.586 --> 00:21:04.488
  • It says, "He shall wear outthe Saints of the most high."
  • 00:21:04.588 --> 00:21:09.093
  • He shall wear out the Saints ofthe most high --
  • 00:21:09.193 --> 00:21:11.662
  • this is the ESV version;new King James says "persecute"
  • 00:21:11.762 --> 00:21:14.265
  • but the word reallymeans "wear out".
  • 00:21:14.365 --> 00:21:16.300
  • Can I just tell you this:
  • 00:21:16.400 --> 00:21:17.902
  • the word "weary" comesfrom the word "wear".
  • 00:21:18.002 --> 00:21:22.506
  • Satan will attack youwhen you're weary.
  • 00:21:22.606 --> 00:21:25.876
  • That's when he'sgoing to attack.
  • 00:21:25.976 --> 00:21:27.878
  • The Chaldeans are theones who stole from Job,
  • 00:21:27.978 --> 00:21:31.215
  • by the way Satan had permission.
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  • We are going to talk in thisseries how Satan gets permission
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  • to come in and steal from you.
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  • And we're going to talk abouthow to take that
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  • permission back, how totake that open door back.
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  • One more scripture, 1 Peter5:8 says, "Be sober,
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  • be vigilant; because youradversary the devil walks
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  • about like a roaring lion,seeking whom he may devour."
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  • Be sober simply meansto be in control.
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  • In other words, don't let the,something else
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  • be in control of you.
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  • Be sober.
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  • A person who's drunkis not in control.
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  • Let me say it another way.
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  • It's amazing that the Biblesays, "Don't be drunk with wine,
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  • but be filledwith the Holy Spirit."
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  • Don't be out of control, butbe under the control
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  • of the Holy Spirit.
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  • So be sober.
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  • The other thing itsays is be vigilant.
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  • All that simplymeans is watchful.
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  • It does not mean tobe afraid of Satan.
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  • You don't need to be afraid ofSatan; he's a roaring lion.
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  • Can I tell you a little bitabout a "roaring lion"?
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  • A roaring lion is an old lionthat doesn't have any teeth.
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  • You need to understandthat the old lion that
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  • doesn't have any teeth,that can't catch any prey
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  • on his own actually goesaround behind the prey
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  • and roars and scares them intothe mouths of the younger lions.
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  • Those are the demons.
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  • And here is the reasonI believe that Satan is -
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  • the Bible describes asa roaring lion
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  • because, I think Jesuspulled all his teeth.
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  • I Think Jesus took care of him.
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  • And the reason that youdon't need to be afraid
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  • of the roaring lion is becauseRevelation 5:5 says,
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  • "The Lion of the tribeof Judah has prevailed."
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  • [Applause]
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  • You remember Psalm 23.
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  • It talks about the shepherd.
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  • "The Lord is my Shepherd,I shall not want."
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  • But here's something it says,"His rod and His staff
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  • comfort me."
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  • 'Kay, you need to understandthat He doesn't hit you
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  • with His rod.
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  • His rod is notto hit the sheep.
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  • Otherwise, we couldn'tsay His rod comforts us.
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  • He does not hit thesheep with His rod.
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  • Let me say it in Texan.
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  • He uses His rod to beatthe snot out of the wolf.
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  • That's what the Lord does.
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  • So here's the answer.
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  • You say, "Well,what about it?
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  • You're saying beware ofChaldeans, and I'm telling you
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  • I know, Pastor Robert, they'recoming after me right now."
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  • Okay.
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  • What's the answer?
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  • Run to the Shepherd.
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  • Come to the Shepherd.
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  • Think about it.
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  • Paul said, "Beware of theChaldeans," and he said
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  • this and it's recordedin Acts 13.
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  • Under the inspiration of theHoly Spirit, Paul says
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  • to us in Acts 13, "Bewareof the Chaldeans".
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  • And here's what it saysthey're trying to do, they
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  • are trying to march throughthe land to possess dwelling
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  • places that are not theirs.
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  • That's what theenemy's trying to do.
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  • He is trying to come in andhe is trying to take you
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  • in bondage even though you're achild of God, owned by God,
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  • and filled withthe Holy Spirit.
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  • I want to encourage you.
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  • I'm going to becontinuing this series.
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  • I want to encourage youto watch, but I want
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  • to encourage you to dosomething that I normally
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  • don't ask you to do.
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  • But it's so important to meto get, if you can, to get
  • 00:24:46.610 --> 00:24:49.747
  • the CDs or the DVDs becausethere's more truth, there's
  • 00:24:49.847 --> 00:24:54.118
  • more information on the CDsand the DVDs than I had time
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  • to cover in ourtelevision program.
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  • And I really believe, if theHoly Spirit is speaking
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  • to your heart and you know"there's an area of my life
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  • where I'm in bondage," Iwant to encourage you to get
  • 00:25:07.331 --> 00:25:09.867
  • this whole series.
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  • Listen to it and let theLord set you free because He
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  • really does want youto be free indeed.
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  • I'll see you next week.
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  • ANNOUNCER: We're so glad youjoined us for today's program
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  • as Pastor Robert sharesimportant truths from his
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  • "Free Indeed" series.
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  • Did you know that as believersit's possible to be
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  • demonically oppressed?
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  • Even though we'vereceived salvation
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  • and complete restorationthrough Jesus,
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  • it's possible for the enemy tohave a stronghold in areas
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  • that we leave open to him.
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  • But the good news is that Godwants you to be free
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  • from guilt, anger, depression,and shame.
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  • In the "Free Indeed" series,Pastor Robert helps you
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  • discover the principles laid outin God's word that will lead you
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  • to freedom and restoration inevery area of your life.
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  • He also shares about thedifferent kinds of doors
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  • that we leave open to the enemy.
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  • How we can close them, and whatit means to be truly free.
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  • so that you can fully live inthe victory that Jesus
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