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If God is Good

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December 5, 2019
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  • - female: Thanks for
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  • joining us.
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  • I pray that today's message will
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  • empower you to use your voice,
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  • help change the way you think
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  • and energize your faith.
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  • If you'd like to follow along
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  • with Pastor's notes, you can
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  • find them on the "On Demand"
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  • page of walkingbyfaith.tv or on
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  • our app.
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  • The most important thing in our
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  • life is what we believe about
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  • God, not that we believe in him.
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  • Let's take a look at part 1 of
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  • "If God Is Good."
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  • - Duane Vander Klok: Today, I
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  • wanna talk to you about the most
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  • important thing about you,
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  • right?
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  • And the most important thing
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  • about any person is what you
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  • believe about God.
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  • Does he exist?
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  • Is he mad?
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  • Does he care?
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  • Is he distant?
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  • Is he loving?
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  • Is he a rewarder?
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  • Is he vengeful?
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  • Is he just waiting for you to
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  • mess up?
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  • I mean, there are so many
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  • Christians who even think God is
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  • just waiting for 'em to mess up.
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  • He's got a big flyswatter
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  • in heaven.
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  • He's gonna go, whack them.
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  • Does he value you, right?
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  • What does--what do you think
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  • about God?
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  • Again, there is people who think
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  • that God doesn't even exist.
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  • How many of you have noticed
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  • there's been a lot of mass
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  • shootings going on?
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  • And I know some people blame
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  • guns.
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  • I personally blame our
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  • educational system, because when
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  • you're taught there is no God,
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  • right, that you come from a
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  • bunch of slime that one day
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  • somehow became a tadpole, grew
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  • legs and a tail, got out of the
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  • water, grew some hair, climbed a
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  • tree, ate a banana one day,
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  • somehow got a briefcase and
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  • Listen, if there is no purpose
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  • to life, if your life has no
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  • real value, if there is no real
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  • right and wrong, if there is no
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  • judgment day, is it any wonder
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  • people are crazy, all right?
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  • And there is a lotta people
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  • that they really--honestly,
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  • they think God's mad at them
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  • and other people think--
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  • well, I should say it this way.
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  • They're mad at God.
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  • When you don't believe that God
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  • exists, you will try to find a
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  • purpose for your life.
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  • In fact, there are--literally,
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  • there are seminars that you go
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  • to that will tell you there is
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  • no purpose to life,
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  • so you better find one.
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  • Make one up and pursue it and
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  • tell yourself it's important,
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  • all right?
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  • The famed atheist, Richard
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  • Dawkins, when he gave an
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  • assessment of human worth--it's,
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  • kind of, depressing, but I don't
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  • think he's mistaken for an
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  • atheist--he said, "There is at
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  • the bottom no design, no
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  • purpose, no evil, no good.
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  • Nothing but pointless
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  • indifference, and we are
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  • machines propagating DNA."
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  • If you believe there is no God
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  • is it any wonder so many people
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  • that have that belief are
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  • depressed, hopeless, turned
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  • to materialism, and are very
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  • sarcastic about life?
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  • I think it's interesting even
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  • people who do believe in God
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  • blame God for every bad things
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  • that happens.
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  • There's a hurricane, it's an act
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  • of God.
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  • Lightning strikes, it's an act
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  • of God.
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  • Something happens that's bad,
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  • you know, some storm, it's just
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  • an act of God.
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  • A lot of people just think he's
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  • mad and particularly even in
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  • Christian circles.
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  • Some people think, "You know,
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  • God the Father is mad.
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  • I don't really wanna talk to
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  • him."
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  • Or they see Jesus, and they see
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  • him on a cross, you know, with a
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  • crown of thorns, and they kinda
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  • pity Jesus, and they actually
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  • think, "You know, maybe Mary can
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  • help me.
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  • She understands," all right?
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  • But I just want to say to you
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  • that, that is not a proper
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  • picture of God or of Jesus, all
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  • right?
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  • Some have a good cop-bad cop
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  • mentality, you know?
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  • God's causing all sorts of
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  • trouble, and Jesus is trying to
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  • help us out.
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  • Jesus said this, he said, "Every
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  • kingdom divided against itself
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  • is brought to desolation.
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  • Every city or house divided
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  • against itself cannot stand.
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  • If Satan casts out Satan, he's
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  • divided against himself.
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  • And how can his kingdom stand?"
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  • The person who says, "Well, God
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  • makes 'em sick and Jesus heals
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  • 'em," how many know that's a
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  • kingdom divided against itself,
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  • right?
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  • I will say this.
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  • One of the greatest signs that
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  • there can be in your life is
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  • that you have a hunger for God,
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  • right?
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  • It leads to a greater destiny,
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  • to purpose, and to fulfillment.
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  • You look at your Bible, and
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  • you'll find that Jesus worked
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  • against tragedy that were
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  • devouring people's lives and
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  • tried to bring restoration and
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  • healing.
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  • I wanna ask you how many sick
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  • people came to Jesus and left
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  • afflicted and disappointed?
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  • How many times did Jesus tell a
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  • person the problem was God the
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  • Father trying to teach them a
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  • lesson and ultimately make them
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  • more like him?
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  • How many diseased people did he
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  • try to explain that it just
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  • wasn't God's timing for them to
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  • get well?
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  • How many tormented people did he
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  • leave in that condition saying,
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  • "Oh, this is just the result of
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  • your bad choices"?
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  • Now, how many of you know it may
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  • have been their bad choices that
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  • got 'em there?
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  • But Jesus didn't say, "Well,
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  • tough.
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  • Tough luck," right?
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  • He not only lived differently
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  • from what the common
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  • understanding of God was for the
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  • day.
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  • He lived in complete
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  • contradiction of what the common
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  • understanding of God was in his
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  • day and let me just say that for
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  • the most part God really is
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  • completely different than most
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  • people think that he is.
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  • Completely different.
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  • And lemme just say something
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  • right now.
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  • That you're thinking, "Well, I'm
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  • thinking of this.
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  • I'm thinking of that."
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  • Lemme just say this.
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  • Jesus is perfect theology.
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  • In other words, if you want
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  • to find out what God is like,
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  • the place that you go is you go
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  • to Jesus.
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  • That literally in Hebrews 1 and
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  • verse 3 it says that he is the
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  • perfect representation of God.
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  • The perfect representation.
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  • There is a lot of people that
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  • have messed it up, right?
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  • As I was preparing for this
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  • message I read about one
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  • well-known actor.
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  • While he was in Europe he was
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  • abused sexually by a member of
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  • the clergy and as a result
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  • turned away from God.
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  • How many of you know some
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  • Christian someplace that did
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  • something wrong, right?
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  • Lemme just say they were not a
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  • good representation of God.
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  • Jesus is the perfect
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  • representation of God, but God
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  • gets blamed for everything, all
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  • sorts of bad things.
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  • You know, Job--I hear so many
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  • people say, "Well, I'm just Job.
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  • I'm Job.
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  • I'm Job.
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  • I've just got old-Job problems."
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  • And Job had a lotta problems,
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  • right?
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  • He lost all of his goods, he
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  • lost his kids, and then he loses
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  • his health, and he's just got
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  • boils from the crown of his
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  • head, the Bible says, to the
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  • soles of his feet.
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  • And he's sitting in some dust,
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  • and he's got a piece of broken
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  • pottery, and he's scratching the
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  • boils, and the pus is coming
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  • out, and this is what he said.
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  • He said about God, he said, "He
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  • destroys the blameless and the
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  • wicked.
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  • If the scourge suddenly slays,
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  • he laughs at the plight of the
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  • wicked.
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  • The earth is given into the
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  • hands of the wicked.
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  • He covers the faces of the
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  • judges.
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  • And if it is not he, who else
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  • could it be?"
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  • I remember the Spanish
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  • translations, which say
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  • [speaking foreign language].
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  • "If it's not God, who is it and
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  • where is he?"
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  • Well, lemme just tell you it's
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  • not God.
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  • It's the devil.
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  • The Bible says the devil smote
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  • Job with sore boils from the
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  • crown of his head to the soles
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  • of his feet.
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  • It wasn't God.
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  • It was the devil.
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  • Who is he?
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  • It's the devil.
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  • Where is he?
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  • The Bible says he goes about
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  • like a roaring lion, seeking
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  • whom he may devour.
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  • It's not God that brought the
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  • affliction on Job.
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  • It was the devil.
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  • In fact, the Bible says God
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  • turned the captivity of Job when
  • 00:09:42.140 --> 00:09:44.290
  • he prayed for his friends.
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  • Jesus said the Son of Man did
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  • not come to destroy men's lives,
  • 00:09:51.140 --> 00:09:53.290
  • but to save men's lives.
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  • He didn't come to destroy your
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  • life.
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  • He came to save your life.
  • 00:09:59.210 --> 00:10:02.210
  • If you look at the first two
  • 00:10:02.210 --> 00:10:05.080
  • chapters in the book of Genesis,
  • 00:10:05.210 --> 00:10:08.210
  • you find God creates this
  • 00:10:08.210 --> 00:10:09.240
  • beautiful, beautiful place.
  • 00:10:09.240 --> 00:10:12.220
  • Adam and Eve are put in this
  • 00:10:12.220 --> 00:10:14.180
  • beautiful garden and every day
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  • God comes down and walks and
  • 00:10:16.280 --> 00:10:19.210
  • talks with Adam and Eve, and
  • 00:10:19.210 --> 00:10:22.180
  • they're in great fellowship.
  • 00:10:22.180 --> 00:10:24.260
  • Genesis 1 and 2.
  • 00:10:25.000 --> 00:10:28.000
  • Chapter 3 Satan shows up.
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  • Adam and Eve literally bow their
  • 00:10:31.180 --> 00:10:33.140
  • knee to Satan, and he gets entry
  • 00:10:33.220 --> 00:10:36.220
  • into the world.
  • 00:10:36.220 --> 00:10:39.080
  • Now, in the Bible, in the book
  • 00:10:39.080 --> 00:10:40.250
  • of Romans, it tells us that
  • 00:10:40.250 --> 00:10:43.230
  • death entered the world through
  • 00:10:43.230 --> 00:10:45.230
  • that one man's sin: death, sin,
  • 00:10:47.100 --> 00:10:50.100
  • literally sickness, disease,
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  • hurricanes, rape, prejudice.
  • 00:10:53.260 --> 00:10:56.260
  • Every evil thing you can think
  • 00:10:56.260 --> 00:10:58.170
  • of, that's where it came in.
  • 00:10:58.170 --> 00:11:00.220
  • Right there.
  • 00:11:00.220 --> 00:11:01.240
  • Right there.
  • 00:11:01.240 --> 00:11:03.050
  • Now, we get rid of the devil in
  • 00:11:03.050 --> 00:11:05.040
  • Revelation chapter 20, in verse
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  • 10.
  • 00:11:08.000 --> 00:11:09.190
  • He gets thrown into the lake of
  • 00:11:09.190 --> 00:11:10.250
  • fire, and this is what the next
  • 00:11:10.250 --> 00:11:12.140
  • chapter says.
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  • "And I saw a new heaven and a
  • 00:11:14.120 --> 00:11:15.180
  • new earth."
  • 00:11:15.180 --> 00:11:17.140
  • The new heaven means a new
  • 00:11:17.140 --> 00:11:18.230
  • atmosphere, a new earth.
  • 00:11:18.230 --> 00:11:21.180
  • "The first heaven and the first
  • 00:11:21.180 --> 00:11:22.240
  • earth had passed away."
  • 00:11:22.240 --> 00:11:23.280
  • There's no more sin.
  • 00:11:23.280 --> 00:11:25.130
  • "Then I, John, saw the holy
  • 00:11:25.130 --> 00:11:26.130
  • city, the New Jerusalem, coming
  • 00:11:26.130 --> 00:11:27.190
  • down out of heaven from God,
  • 00:11:27.190 --> 00:11:29.000
  • prepared as a bride adorned for
  • 00:11:29.000 --> 00:11:30.170
  • her husband."
  • 00:11:30.170 --> 00:11:33.040
  • Now, I want you to look at me.
  • 00:11:33.240 --> 00:11:36.240
  • Everybody is gonna live forever.
  • 00:11:38.260 --> 00:11:41.260
  • You're gonna live forever
  • 00:11:41.260 --> 00:11:42.180
  • because you're a spirit.
  • 00:11:42.180 --> 00:11:43.220
  • The real you is a spirit.
  • 00:11:43.220 --> 00:11:45.070
  • Some people are gonna live
  • 00:11:45.070 --> 00:11:46.070
  • forever separated from God and
  • 00:11:46.070 --> 00:11:48.020
  • some people are gonna live
  • 00:11:48.020 --> 00:11:50.110
  • forever with God.
  • 00:11:51.050 --> 00:11:54.050
  • Now, notice that John says, "I
  • 00:11:54.230 --> 00:11:57.230
  • saw the New Jerusalem," that's
  • 00:11:57.230 --> 00:11:59.130
  • the place that God lives, "come
  • 00:11:59.130 --> 00:12:01.160
  • down from heaven to earth."
  • 00:12:01.160 --> 00:12:03.190
  • Heaven is not floating around on
  • 00:12:03.190 --> 00:12:06.120
  • a cloud, wearing a harp, with
  • 00:12:06.120 --> 00:12:08.260
  • little naked babies with bow and
  • 00:12:08.260 --> 00:12:10.210
  • arrows floating around, all
  • 00:12:10.210 --> 00:12:13.190
  • right?
  • 00:12:13.190 --> 00:12:14.140
  • Heaven is gonna be right here.
  • 00:12:14.140 --> 00:12:17.120
  • Now, you say, "Ooh, I never
  • 00:12:17.120 --> 00:12:19.240
  • heard that before."
  • 00:12:19.240 --> 00:12:20.270
  • Literally, I don't care if
  • 00:12:20.270 --> 00:12:22.030
  • you're Baptist, if you're
  • 00:12:22.030 --> 00:12:23.090
  • Catholic, if you're Episcopal,
  • 00:12:23.090 --> 00:12:24.250
  • Reformed, whatever you are.
  • 00:12:24.250 --> 00:12:27.090
  • That's what all of us believe.
  • 00:12:27.090 --> 00:12:28.150
  • All of us.
  • 00:12:28.150 --> 00:12:31.110
  • You say, "I never heard that
  • 00:12:31.110 --> 00:12:32.050
  • before."
  • 00:12:32.050 --> 00:12:33.060
  • Well, now you've heard it, and
  • 00:12:33.060 --> 00:12:35.250
  • it's in your Bible, all right?
  • 00:12:35.250 --> 00:12:38.100
  • That's why we believe it.
  • 00:12:38.100 --> 00:12:40.040
  • It's in your Bible.
  • 00:12:40.040 --> 00:12:41.150
  • "And I heard a loud voice from
  • 00:12:41.150 --> 00:12:42.190
  • heaven saying, 'Behold, the
  • 00:12:42.190 --> 00:12:43.200
  • tabernacle of God is with men.
  • 00:12:43.200 --> 00:12:44.260
  • He'll dwell with them, and they
  • 00:12:44.260 --> 00:12:46.050
  • shall be his people.
  • 00:12:46.050 --> 00:12:48.110
  • And God himself will be with
  • 00:12:48.110 --> 00:12:50.020
  • them and be their God.
  • 00:12:50.020 --> 00:12:51.250
  • And God will wipe away every
  • 00:12:51.250 --> 00:12:54.160
  • tear from their eye; there will
  • 00:12:54.160 --> 00:12:57.090
  • be no more death, nor sorrow,
  • 00:12:57.090 --> 00:12:59.190
  • nor crying.
  • 00:12:59.190 --> 00:13:01.110
  • There shall be no more pain, for
  • 00:13:01.110 --> 00:13:02.250
  • the former things have passed
  • 00:13:02.250 --> 00:13:04.210
  • away.'"
  • 00:13:04.210 --> 00:13:06.050
  • Listen, between Genesis chapter
  • 00:13:06.280 --> 00:13:09.280
  • 2 and Revelation chapter 21 you
  • 00:13:11.120 --> 00:13:14.120
  • got the devil running around
  • 00:13:14.120 --> 00:13:16.270
  • and when we get rid of him we
  • 00:13:16.270 --> 00:13:18.140
  • get right back where we were
  • 00:13:18.140 --> 00:13:19.280
  • before, in right relationship
  • 00:13:19.280 --> 00:13:22.230
  • with God, right?
  • 00:13:23.290 --> 00:13:26.290
  • And there is no more tears,
  • 00:13:28.000 --> 00:13:31.000
  • no more death, no more sorrow,
  • 00:13:31.000 --> 00:13:33.040
  • no more crying, no more pain
  • 00:13:33.040 --> 00:13:35.270
  • because all that stuff
  • 00:13:35.270 --> 00:13:37.120
  • the devil brought, it is gone.
  • 00:13:38.010 --> 00:13:41.010
  • And once again--by the way, what
  • 00:13:41.010 --> 00:13:42.280
  • the Bible calls this is the
  • 00:13:42.280 --> 00:13:44.060
  • kingdom of God in full
  • 00:13:44.060 --> 00:13:46.030
  • manifestation.
  • 00:13:46.030 --> 00:13:48.180
  • The kingdom in full
  • 00:13:48.180 --> 00:13:49.140
  • manifestation.
  • 00:13:49.140 --> 00:13:52.080
  • This is what Jesus said.
  • 00:13:52.080 --> 00:13:54.200
  • Well, Adam bows his knee to
  • 00:13:54.200 --> 00:13:57.050
  • Satan and, really, Romans says
  • 00:13:57.050 --> 00:13:59.200
  • he let death and every evil
  • 00:13:59.200 --> 00:14:01.200
  • thing that we can think of into
  • 00:14:01.200 --> 00:14:03.190
  • the world.
  • 00:14:03.190 --> 00:14:05.280
  • Jesus is being tempted by the
  • 00:14:05.280 --> 00:14:07.150
  • devil.
  • 00:14:07.150 --> 00:14:09.180
  • He takes him up, and he shows
  • 00:14:09.180 --> 00:14:11.030
  • him all the kingdoms of the
  • 00:14:11.030 --> 00:14:12.210
  • world in a moment of time, and
  • 00:14:12.210 --> 00:14:15.090
  • the devil said, "All this
  • 00:14:15.090 --> 00:14:16.280
  • authority is given to me, and
  • 00:14:16.280 --> 00:14:18.240
  • their glory; for it's been
  • 00:14:18.240 --> 00:14:20.010
  • delivered to me, and I give it
  • 00:14:20.010 --> 00:14:21.250
  • to whomsoever I wish."
  • 00:14:21.250 --> 00:14:24.180
  • He said, "All of the glory of
  • 00:14:24.180 --> 00:14:25.270
  • the kingdoms of the world," he
  • 00:14:25.270 --> 00:14:27.290
  • said, "it's mine, because
  • 00:14:27.290 --> 00:14:29.290
  • somebody gave it to me."
  • 00:14:29.290 --> 00:14:31.290
  • And, by the way, it was Adam
  • 00:14:31.290 --> 00:14:32.290
  • that gave it to him.
  • 00:14:32.290 --> 00:14:34.230
  • When he bowed his knee he let
  • 00:14:34.230 --> 00:14:35.290
  • Satan in, and it's transferable,
  • 00:14:35.290 --> 00:14:37.280
  • because he said, "I can transfer
  • 00:14:37.280 --> 00:14:39.240
  • it to you.
  • 00:14:39.240 --> 00:14:41.000
  • I can give it to whoever I
  • 00:14:41.000 --> 00:14:42.020
  • wish."
  • 00:14:42.020 --> 00:14:43.240
  • Now, if that is not a real
  • 00:14:43.240 --> 00:14:45.240
  • temptation, if it's not true
  • 00:14:45.240 --> 00:14:47.060
  • what Satan said, there is no
  • 00:14:47.060 --> 00:14:48.260
  • temptation.
  • 00:14:48.260 --> 00:14:49.280
  • Jesus wasn't tempted, all right?
  • 00:14:49.280 --> 00:14:52.110
  • This is what Jesus said about
  • 00:14:52.110 --> 00:14:53.090
  • the devil.
  • 00:14:53.090 --> 00:14:55.020
  • He said, "The ruler of this
  • 00:14:55.020 --> 00:14:56.050
  • world is coming," speaking of
  • 00:14:56.050 --> 00:14:57.200
  • Satan, "and he has nothing in
  • 00:14:57.200 --> 00:14:59.220
  • me."
  • 00:14:59.220 --> 00:15:01.010
  • Jesus called Satan the ruler of
  • 00:15:01.010 --> 00:15:02.290
  • this world.
  • 00:15:02.290 --> 00:15:05.170
  • He's talking about this world
  • 00:15:05.170 --> 00:15:06.270
  • system, not planet Earth,
  • 00:15:06.270 --> 00:15:09.220
  • because the earth is the Lord's,
  • 00:15:09.220 --> 00:15:12.070
  • all right?
  • 00:15:12.070 --> 00:15:14.000
  • But the world system that we
  • 00:15:14.000 --> 00:15:16.020
  • live in.
  • 00:15:16.020 --> 00:15:18.140
  • In 2 Corinthians 4:4 Satan is
  • 00:15:18.140 --> 00:15:20.050
  • called the god of this age and
  • 00:15:20.070 --> 00:15:23.070
  • that he blinds people's minds so
  • 00:15:23.070 --> 00:15:25.090
  • they cannot comprehend the
  • 00:15:25.090 --> 00:15:26.130
  • gospel.
  • 00:15:26.130 --> 00:15:28.260
  • 1 John 5:19, "We know
  • 00:15:28.260 --> 00:15:31.060
  • [positively] that we are of God,
  • 00:15:31.060 --> 00:15:33.190
  • and the whole world [around us]
  • 00:15:33.190 --> 00:15:35.150
  • is under the power of the evil
  • 00:15:35.150 --> 00:15:38.020
  • one."
  • 00:15:38.020 --> 00:15:40.220
  • The whole world around us is
  • 00:15:40.220 --> 00:15:42.060
  • under the power of the evil one.
  • 00:15:44.050 --> 00:15:47.050
  • I've got several translations of
  • 00:15:47.050 --> 00:15:48.060
  • this.
  • 00:15:48.060 --> 00:15:49.050
  • It says, "The whole world lies
  • 00:15:49.050 --> 00:15:50.260
  • under the misery and influence
  • 00:15:50.260 --> 00:15:52.290
  • of the evil one."
  • 00:15:53.130 --> 00:15:56.130
  • The devil is the one that brings
  • 00:15:56.130 --> 00:15:58.050
  • misery.
  • 00:15:58.050 --> 00:16:00.100
  • The Voice translation, "The
  • 00:16:00.100 --> 00:16:01.100
  • world around us is in the grip
  • 00:16:01.100 --> 00:16:02.150
  • of the evil one."
  • 00:16:02.200 --> 00:16:05.200
  • Another translation, "The whole
  • 00:16:05.200 --> 00:16:06.290
  • world belongs to the devil."
  • 00:16:06.290 --> 00:16:09.190
  • How many know that makes it
  • 00:16:09.190 --> 00:16:10.140
  • pretty clear?
  • 00:16:10.140 --> 00:16:12.140
  • That world that's out there,
  • 00:16:12.140 --> 00:16:13.200
  • it's under his control.
  • 00:16:13.200 --> 00:16:16.000
  • One translation says, "Under the
  • 00:16:16.000 --> 00:16:17.080
  • control of the evil one."
  • 00:16:17.080 --> 00:16:20.050
  • It's under the rule, another
  • 00:16:20.050 --> 00:16:21.210
  • says, of the evil one.
  • 00:16:21.210 --> 00:16:24.190
  • Now, again, people think God is
  • 00:16:24.190 --> 00:16:25.230
  • responsible, but God is really
  • 00:16:25.230 --> 00:16:28.030
  • working to turn this whole
  • 00:16:28.030 --> 00:16:30.130
  • situation around, and God can
  • 00:16:31.060 --> 00:16:34.060
  • take even something where we're
  • 00:16:34.060 --> 00:16:36.130
  • a mess.
  • 00:16:36.130 --> 00:16:37.220
  • And because we're a mess doesn't
  • 00:16:37.220 --> 00:16:38.250
  • mean that God discards us, all
  • 00:16:38.250 --> 00:16:40.040
  • right?
  • 00:16:40.040 --> 00:16:42.260
  • You know, David is up on his
  • 00:16:42.260 --> 00:16:44.250
  • rooftop one day, and he looks
  • 00:16:44.250 --> 00:16:46.150
  • over and sees somebody taking a
  • 00:16:46.150 --> 00:16:48.270
  • bath.
  • 00:16:48.270 --> 00:16:50.170
  • Probably not a great place, on
  • 00:16:50.170 --> 00:16:51.190
  • the roof, and he calls, and they
  • 00:16:52.030 --> 00:16:55.030
  • bring her over to his house.
  • 00:16:55.030 --> 00:16:57.140
  • Her name is Bathsheba.
  • 00:16:57.140 --> 00:17:00.060
  • They have an adulterous affair.
  • 00:17:01.250 --> 00:17:04.250
  • She gets pregnant.
  • 00:17:04.250 --> 00:17:07.020
  • He has her husband killed so
  • 00:17:07.020 --> 00:17:08.150
  • nobody will find out.
  • 00:17:10.210 --> 00:17:13.210
  • He repents, and then God said
  • 00:17:15.140 --> 00:17:18.140
  • this.
  • 00:17:18.140 --> 00:17:19.170
  • "David comforted Bathsheba his
  • 00:17:19.170 --> 00:17:20.150
  • wife.
  • 00:17:20.150 --> 00:17:21.200
  • He went in to her, lay with her.
  • 00:17:21.200 --> 00:17:22.280
  • She bear a son, called his name
  • 00:17:22.280 --> 00:17:24.150
  • Solomon, for the Lord loved
  • 00:17:24.150 --> 00:17:26.280
  • him."
  • 00:17:27.020 --> 00:17:30.020
  • In fact, God sent by the hand of
  • 00:17:30.020 --> 00:17:31.240
  • Nathan the prophet and called
  • 00:17:31.270 --> 00:17:34.270
  • his name Jedidiah, because of
  • 00:17:35.260 --> 00:17:38.260
  • the Lord.
  • 00:17:38.260 --> 00:17:40.070
  • It literally means "the one
  • 00:17:40.070 --> 00:17:41.220
  • who's loved by the Lord."
  • 00:17:41.220 --> 00:17:44.040
  • Now, David and Bathsheba made a
  • 00:17:44.050 --> 00:17:47.050
  • mess of things: adultery,
  • 00:17:47.100 --> 00:17:50.100
  • murder.
  • 00:17:50.100 --> 00:17:52.130
  • It's a mess, but do you know
  • 00:17:52.130 --> 00:17:54.060
  • what?
  • 00:17:54.060 --> 00:17:55.030
  • Because you made a mess of your
  • 00:17:55.030 --> 00:17:56.030
  • life does not mean that God's
  • 00:17:56.030 --> 00:17:57.260
  • gonna take and throw you away.
  • 00:17:59.100 --> 00:18:02.120
  • That God's mad at you, and he's
  • 00:18:02.120 --> 00:18:04.220
  • withholding everything from you.
  • 00:18:04.220 --> 00:18:07.210
  • It doesn't mean that your kids
  • 00:18:07.210 --> 00:18:09.220
  • are gonna be a mess forever,
  • 00:18:09.220 --> 00:18:12.040
  • right?
  • 00:18:12.040 --> 00:18:15.030
  • You may say, "Well, my parents
  • 00:18:15.030 --> 00:18:16.210
  • didn't even want me.
  • 00:18:16.210 --> 00:18:19.060
  • I was just a result of an
  • 00:18:19.060 --> 00:18:20.100
  • affair."
  • 00:18:20.100 --> 00:18:22.150
  • "I was a result of rape."
  • 00:18:22.150 --> 00:18:23.250
  • Well, your parents didn't want
  • 00:18:23.250 --> 00:18:24.190
  • you, you may not have been
  • 00:18:24.190 --> 00:18:25.240
  • planned by them, but you were
  • 00:18:25.240 --> 00:18:26.270
  • planned by God, and God wants
  • 00:18:26.270 --> 00:18:28.020
  • you.
  • 00:18:28.020 --> 00:18:30.240
  • Doesn't matter where you came
  • 00:18:30.240 --> 00:18:31.190
  • from.
  • 00:18:31.280 --> 00:18:34.280
  • God said he'll be with you
  • 00:18:34.280 --> 00:18:35.230
  • through those situations.
  • 00:18:35.230 --> 00:18:38.130
  • "When you pass through the
  • 00:18:38.130 --> 00:18:39.090
  • water, I'll be with you; and
  • 00:18:39.090 --> 00:18:41.160
  • through the rivers, they will
  • 00:18:41.160 --> 00:18:42.200
  • not overflow you.
  • 00:18:42.200 --> 00:18:44.060
  • And when you walk through the
  • 00:18:44.060 --> 00:18:45.030
  • fire, you will not be burned,
  • 00:18:45.030 --> 00:18:47.050
  • nor shall the flame scorch you."
  • 00:18:47.210 --> 00:18:50.210
  • Now, 2 Corinthians 5, verse 18
  • 00:18:51.040 --> 00:18:54.040
  • says, "All these things are of
  • 00:18:54.040 --> 00:18:56.100
  • God who brought us back to
  • 00:18:56.100 --> 00:18:57.180
  • himself through what Jesus
  • 00:18:57.180 --> 00:19:00.140
  • Christ did."
  • 00:19:00.140 --> 00:19:02.020
  • He brought humanity back into a
  • 00:19:02.020 --> 00:19:04.060
  • place where they could come into
  • 00:19:04.060 --> 00:19:06.030
  • relationship with God.
  • 00:19:06.030 --> 00:19:08.260
  • "And God has given us the
  • 00:19:08.260 --> 00:19:09.180
  • privilege of urging everyone to
  • 00:19:09.180 --> 00:19:10.210
  • come into his favor and be
  • 00:19:10.210 --> 00:19:12.200
  • reconciled to him."
  • 00:19:12.200 --> 00:19:13.260
  • Now, this is what I want you to
  • 00:19:13.260 --> 00:19:14.180
  • hear.
  • 00:19:14.180 --> 00:19:15.270
  • "For God was in Christ,
  • 00:19:15.270 --> 00:19:18.050
  • restoring the world to himself,
  • 00:19:18.050 --> 00:19:20.240
  • no longer counting," or holding,
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  • "men's sins against them but
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  • blotting them out."
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  • God is not holding your sins
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  • against you.
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  • So many people think, "Well, God
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  • won't bless me.
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  • God won't answer my prayers.
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  • God's mad at me.
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  • The reason I've got all these
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  • problems is what I have done."
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  • God is not the one who's
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  • bringing that difficulty into
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  • your life, and God has not
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  • turned his back on you, and God
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  • is not holding your sins against
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  • you, because Jesus paid for your
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  • sin.
  • 00:20:00.170 --> 00:20:02.060
  • At the cross, the Bible says,
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  • that God took all of your sin
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  • and all your vileness, and he
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  • put it into Jesus.
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  • And he took the goodness, which
  • 00:20:10.160 --> 00:20:12.230
  • the Bible calls righteousness,
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  • that is in Jesus, and when you
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  • receive Jesus he puts that into
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  • you.
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  • 2 Corinthians 5:21 says, "He
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  • that knew no sin became sin for
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  • us, that we might be made the
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  • righteousness of God in Christ
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  • Jesus."
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  • That you might be made what?
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  • The righteousness of God in
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  • Christ Jesus.
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  • So often God is blamed for so
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  • many things.
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  • Luke 13:16.
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  • Jesus is in the synagogue.
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  • There is a woman who is bent
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  • over and for 18 years has not
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  • been able to raise herself up,
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  • and Jesus looks at her, and goes
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  • over to her, and lays his hands
  • 00:20:56.100 --> 00:20:58.090
  • on her and said, "Be loosed of
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  • your infirmity."
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  • And immediately she's made
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  • straight.
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  • The ruler of the synagogue says,
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  • "Hey, don't be healing anybody
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  • on the Sabbath day.
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  • You do it some other day."
  • 00:21:10.260 --> 00:21:12.250
  • And then Jesus said, "Well, you
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  • hypocrite."
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  • And he said, "If your donkey
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  • fell in a pit, you'd go and
  • 00:21:15.230 --> 00:21:16.200
  • loose him on the Sabbath day.
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  • You'd go get him out."
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  • And he says, "And ought not this
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  • woman, being a daughter of
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  • Abraham, whom Satan has bound
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  • for 18 years, be loosed from her
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  • bond on the Sabbath day?"
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  • You know, so many people think,
  • 00:21:33.150 --> 00:21:34.180
  • "Well, it's God doing all this
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  • stuff."
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  • It's not.
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  • It's not.
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  • Acts 10:38, "How God anointed
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  • Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy
  • 00:21:41.000 --> 00:21:43.140
  • Spirit and power, who went about
  • 00:21:43.140 --> 00:21:46.100
  • doing good, healing all who were
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  • oppressed of the devil."
  • 00:21:54.050 --> 00:21:57.050
  • Now Jesus, everybody he healed,
  • 00:21:57.050 --> 00:21:58.100
  • was oppressed by who?
  • 00:21:58.100 --> 00:22:00.130
  • The devil.
  • 00:22:00.130 --> 00:22:02.260
  • Now, that doesn't mean they had
  • 00:22:02.260 --> 00:22:03.230
  • a demon.
  • 00:22:03.230 --> 00:22:04.230
  • That means that sin and sickness
  • 00:22:05.080 --> 00:22:08.080
  • came into the world when Adam
  • 00:22:08.260 --> 00:22:11.260
  • and Eve sinned and came under
  • 00:22:11.260 --> 00:22:13.250
  • Satan's domain, all right?
  • 00:22:15.140 --> 00:22:18.140
  • Jesus not one time said to
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  • anybody, "Well, God's teaching
  • 00:22:20.020 --> 00:22:21.070
  • you.
  • 00:22:21.070 --> 00:22:22.060
  • God's testing you.
  • 00:22:22.060 --> 00:22:23.020
  • God's punishing you."
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  • No, no, everybody who came to
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  • him, he ministered to.
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  • He set them free.
  • 00:22:30.190 --> 00:22:32.070
  • Now, if you're building a house
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  • and your foundation is off, the
  • 00:22:36.220 --> 00:22:39.220
  • higher you build, the farther
  • 00:22:40.140 --> 00:22:43.140
  • off it gets.
  • 00:22:43.140 --> 00:22:45.250
  • If you're just 1% off on the
  • 00:22:45.250 --> 00:22:48.160
  • first floor, but you're 2% off
  • 00:22:48.160 --> 00:22:51.100
  • on the next floor.
  • 00:22:51.100 --> 00:22:54.090
  • And then, you're 4% off on the
  • 00:22:54.090 --> 00:22:56.140
  • third floor, and you're 8% off
  • 00:22:56.180 --> 00:22:59.180
  • when you get to the fourth
  • 00:22:59.180 --> 00:23:01.000
  • floor, and the higher you go the
  • 00:23:01.050 --> 00:23:04.050
  • farther off you get.
  • 00:23:04.050 --> 00:23:06.240
  • And whatever you believe about
  • 00:23:06.240 --> 00:23:08.200
  • God that is not true, the higher
  • 00:23:09.130 --> 00:23:12.130
  • you go, the more you live to
  • 00:23:12.130 --> 00:23:14.140
  • keep on building on that thing,
  • 00:23:14.140 --> 00:23:16.180
  • the farther you get from what
  • 00:23:16.180 --> 00:23:18.200
  • God is truly, truly like.
  • 00:23:19.070 --> 00:23:22.070
  • See, he is--well, Hebrews 1:3.
  • 00:23:26.230 --> 00:23:29.230
  • "He is the sole expression of
  • 00:23:29.230 --> 00:23:32.190
  • the glory of God."
  • 00:23:32.190 --> 00:23:35.070
  • He's the sole expression.
  • 00:23:35.070 --> 00:23:36.250
  • Not me.
  • 00:23:36.250 --> 00:23:38.000
  • Not you.
  • 00:23:38.000 --> 00:23:39.100
  • Not somebody else.
  • 00:23:39.100 --> 00:23:41.140
  • Jesus is the sole expression of
  • 00:23:41.140 --> 00:23:44.130
  • the glory of God.
  • 00:23:44.130 --> 00:23:46.150
  • "[The out-ray or the radiance of
  • 00:23:46.150 --> 00:23:48.010
  • the divine], and he is the
  • 00:23:48.010 --> 00:23:50.130
  • perfect imprint, the very image
  • 00:23:51.080 --> 00:23:54.080
  • of [God's] nature."
  • 00:23:54.080 --> 00:23:57.020
  • So, if you wanna know what God's
  • 00:23:57.020 --> 00:23:58.010
  • like, you look at Jesus.
  • 00:23:58.010 --> 00:24:00.250
  • He is a perfect expression of
  • 00:24:00.250 --> 00:24:02.250
  • God the Father.
  • 00:24:02.250 --> 00:24:04.270
  • He is perfect theology.
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  • - Duane: Say, if this message
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  • touched your heart, and you
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  • really realize you're not where
  • 00:24:12.090 --> 00:24:13.250
  • you should be with God or you're
  • 00:24:13.250 --> 00:24:15.020
  • not right with God, I'd like to
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  • pray a prayer with you, and I'd
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  • like to lead you in a prayer to
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  • surrender your life to Jesus and
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  • to receive the forgiveness that
  • 00:24:23.200 --> 00:24:25.000
  • he has for you.
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  • Would you just bow your head and
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  • just pray these words out loud
  • 00:24:27.110 --> 00:24:29.040
  • from your heart?
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  • Just make them your own.
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  • Just say, "O God, I believe that
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  • Jesus died on the cross.
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  • I believe his blood paid for my
  • 00:24:35.130 --> 00:24:37.030
  • sins, I believe he rose again,
  • 00:24:37.190 --> 00:24:40.190
  • and I believe he's coming again.
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  • I give him all of my heart and
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  • all of my life.
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  • I hold nothing back, and I
  • 00:24:46.020 --> 00:24:47.290
  • receive the forgiveness that you
  • 00:24:47.290 --> 00:24:49.180
  • have for me.
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  • I thank you I'm forgiven, I'm a
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  • part of your family, on my way
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  • to heaven.
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  • In Jesus' name.
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  • Amen."
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  • from your heart we believe that
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  • you are saved, that you're right
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