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Are We Alone?

Are We Alone?

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now you said this morning that there’s
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no people anywhere else but on earth
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what versus that say that in the Bible
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how many of you wondered that nobody ok
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well it’s it’s a that is a very good
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question if someone asks you to prove
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from the Bible now this is not a
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rhetorical question this is a direct
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flat out you know questioned you if
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someone asks you to prove from the Bible
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how you know that there’s not life on
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other planets like human life how many
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of you would know where to turn in the
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Bible hold your hand up high okay good
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there’s a brave soul good I see okay
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three of you so far I’m gonna call you
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up in just a minute think about that we
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are in an a naturalistic evolutionary
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world and it’s simple for them to say
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life evolved everywhere I mean you know
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at different speeds different blobs I
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mean I just watched the National
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Geographic film on the creation of the
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universe which they called you know the
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Big Bang it was fascinating someone
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spent a lot of money on that and they
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actually went from nothing to an
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explosion to the hot to the spin to the
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the spin off of spins and all of a
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sudden it was raining and you know I
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mean it was just the most amazing movie
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I’ve ever seen but where would you go in
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the Bible so I would like you to think
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with me about what most people never
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think about I mean when people talk
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about you know star wars and you know
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all the civilizations and aliens and ETS
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and everything they’re not thinking
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biblically because and and these are the
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verses that that immediately come to my
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mind Genesis and just rehearsing the the
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creation account the
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a restatement of the creation account in
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many places then the very fascinating
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description that second Peter gives us
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and finally looking at heaven and who is
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there and those would be the streams of
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thought that I would have so let’s just
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look there let’s let’s look for aliens
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real quickly in Genesis 1 and and what
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you have to test yourself about tonight
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is do you just believe what it says or
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do you want to fall prey to saying well
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it says that but it doesn’t mean that
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because as soon as you take what God’s
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Word says and say that is what it
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clearly says but it couldn’t mean that
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now if there’s a compelling reason like
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in this question you know when it says
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you know God cannot be tempted with evil
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neither tempteth he any man but then in
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the Lord’s Prayer it says lead us not
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into temptation you would never you
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would never take a clear scripture which
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is in James 1 that God cannot be tempted
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with evil if I don’t trip up here and he
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doesn’t tempt anyone that is clear as
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day I mean it’s just black and white so
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whenever you have a clear teaching of
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the word of God you always will
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interpret something you’re not sure
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about so that is a principle of
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interpretation but when you have
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something clear and it’s repeated and
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repeated and repeated you can’t say it
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has to mean something else
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so in in Genesis 1 in the beginning God
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created the heavens and the earth and
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heavens it defines heavens it says
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that’s where the Sun and the moon and
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the stars are so it’s not talking about
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the sky
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on a single planet of many it’s talking
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about a specific place where there’s one
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planet with one life that’s described
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and then the heavens and and it goes
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through that and by the way in the elder
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prayer this morning I thought something
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very interesting you notice in Genesis 1
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1 through 5 one of the elders was
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praying and saying lord thank you that
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on this day you separated the light from
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the darkness and and remember in God’s
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way of looking at things the first day
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of the week is what day Sunday it’s
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today
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this is creation week this is this is
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the beginning of everything we know
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about life and the calendar and time and
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everything else this is the first day
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this is Sunday was the first day of
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creation and that in the evening morning
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or the first day and then there’s the
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second day of the week and God rested on
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the seventh day of the week which is
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Saturday which is where the Sabbath
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comes from so it’s just fascinating but
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that’s the Genesis account now look how
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Paul restates it so what Genesis says is
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that God made the heavens and he defines
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the heavens as where the stars and the
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Sun and the moon are and he made the
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earth so he made this everything what we
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would call the cosmos the the the solar
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furnaces the myriads of galaxies and all
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that almost I mean if you read Genesis 1
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it’s amazing it says he made the Sun to
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rule by day and the moon to rule by
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night he made the stars also made the
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Stars also he gives four words to
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something that numbers in the octillion
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at the least I mean a number beyond what
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we can understand of of stars and
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galaxies of stars and he only devotes
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four words to that now is God saying
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something there but he talks about every
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inch of this place the dirt the water
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the the sky for birds to fly through and
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the in job he talks about how he laid
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the foundations and how he put together
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all the layers of the earth and how it’s
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balanced and everything else
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God really makes a differentiation he
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minimizes this is the the minimum you
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could say for words and he makes a
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maximum emphasis on the earth so that’s
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the Genesis account now look at
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Colossians real quickly and and when
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you’re processing this one of the fun
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things to do when you’re when you’re
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trying to biblically answer something is
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you look at everything the Bible says
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about it and you classify it and find
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the key points that the Lord makes and
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this is this is one of the key ones
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starting in Colossians 1 and and this I
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mentioned this morning this is from the
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fundamentals one of the key verses about
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creationism but it says Jesus that’s in
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verse 15 how do we know it’s Jesus
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because if you if you back up it’s the
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one that redeemed us by his blood and
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verse 14 and in whom we have redemption
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through his blood the forgiveness of sin
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its Christ who so we know it’s Christ
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from 14 and then it says in verse 15 he
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the the Christ Jesus is the image of the
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invisible God now pause for just a
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minute the only God you’ll ever see is
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Jesus have you thought about that the
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only God you’ll ever see there’s one God
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in three persons the one you see that’s
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invisible physical corporeal form a body
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God doesn’t have a body
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God the Father doesn’t have a body he’s
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an infinite spirit the Holy Spirit is an
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infinite spirit Jesus Christ is an
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infinite spirit that became incarnated
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has a body to just process that he Jesus
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is the image of the invisible God in
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Hebrews 11 tells us that that he
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is the exact representation of God and
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John 1 tells us that too and so Jesus is
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if you want to see God the Father Jesus
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said look at me and just take him at his
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word because that’s who we see and he’s
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the image of the invisible God so God is
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invisible if you see God
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it’s Jesus he is the firstborn over all
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creation and and that’s fascinating were
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just as a side view when Paul talks
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about Christ being the head and when he
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talks about him being the the protonic
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and all that we do mathematics different
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than the Greeks we do mathematics where
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you do a number a number a number you
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draw a line and this is the sum I’m not
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doing tic-tac-toe here by the way if
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we’re adding together we put the sum
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where at the bottom but yet when we go
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to the summit of a mountain is that at
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the bottom in that interesting that that
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is that is a misnomer some in Greek
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mathematics they would have their list
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of things that were being added together
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and they put the sum at the top so when
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it says that Jesus is the protocol he is
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the sum the total the head the heights
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the highest of all the creation that he
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made and he stands over at all as the
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firstborn he is the one that God placed
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as he became incarnate as the Son of God
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as the head over all creation it doesn’t
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mean he was the first created being
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that’s Jehovah’s Witness ISM and it’s
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false it’s heretical
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but he stands as the sum Jesus is the
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sum of all that is he well look what he
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defines it right here by him all things
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were created that are in heaven and that
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are in earth now did you
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noticed what we’re kind of synching with
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here Jesus so so God Genesis says God
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created but Paul clarifies God who God
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the Son is the creator
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so Jesus Christ is the creator and he
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created the heavens and the earth and
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and notice so it’s sinking that we’re
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talking about the same event all things
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were created that are in heaven and that
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are on earth visible and invisible now
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the more astrophysics goes we have found
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out that more of the universe is
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invisible than is visible that’s what
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they call the black matter and black
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energy and black holes and all this
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stuff most of the mass of the universe
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you know they’ve calculated the mass of
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the universe it’s 10 to the 36th power
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or something I don’t know some
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astronomical unbelievable number but the
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majority of it is invisible and look who
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knew that you know someone asked me this
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morning they said well there’s a time
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when the church thought that the earth
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was flat
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I said yeah the church did think that
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but God didn’t God never said the earth
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is flat he said it’s that the Earth
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rotates hangs upon nothing and it runs
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on an axis god says that in the book of
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Job it spins on an axis and and it’s in
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it’s a sphere God said the earth was
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round he never said it was flat and he
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never said to the Sun rotated around the
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earth medieval church thought that and
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and Greeks thought that but God never
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States that but notice what God did say
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the things that are visible and the
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things that are invisible there’s all
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kinds of parts this universe that that
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are invisible and now we’re starting to
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understand that whether Thrones or
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dominions or principalities or powers
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all things were created through him and
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for him and by the way when we get to
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these Thrones and dominions and
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principalities and powers all of a
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sudden we’ve we’ve lopped over into part
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of what God made back here is what we
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would call the whole angelic
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realm I mean we know very little about
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the angelic realm it appears if you look
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at every verse it appears that there are
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seven orders you can find seven orders
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of bad angels and Paul talks about him
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he says for we wrestle not against flesh
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and blood but against principalities
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principalities and powers and spiritual
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wickedness in high places and Jude adds
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to that he calls them by other names and
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so there are seven orders of bad angels
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and good angels and you know some of the
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good ones there’s normal angels and
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there’s Archangels and there are burning
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angels serifs and there are living
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angels cherubs and and there are arc
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angels which are high ones like Michael
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and Archangels so there are all these
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types of angels but part of what Genesis
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doesn’t talk about but Paul adds is this
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part the angelic realm the
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principalities and powers
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all things were created through him and
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for him and he is before all things
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before not only as the initiator but but
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standing as head over them because it
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says this and verse 17 in him all things
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consist
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you know if you know basic basic what
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you learned in physics class is that
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like charges what what do like charges
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do there we go we’ve got a physicist I
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know the voice Dale I hear you yeah
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there we go we have a physics teacher
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you’re an astrophysicist but they repel
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why in the nucleus can you have like
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charged particles and they don’t explode
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in the universe dissolve well the
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clearest for us normal people that don’t
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understand
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mechanics look what it says he is before
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all things and in him all things hold
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together
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now that’s Colossians 1 the Jesus made
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the heavens the earth the angelic realm
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and of course part of Earth’s totally
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tied to earth in fact humans are made
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initially from the dust of the stars
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know what from dirt you know from from
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the soil from the ground of that planet
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of the truly what God calls the center
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of the universe God even positions his
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throne over the earth so the reason that
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the medieval church said that everything
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rotated around the earth was not a
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statement of the solar system as much as
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a reflection that God sits enthroned
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over Mount Zion which happens to be in
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Jerusalem so actually the earth is the
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center of the universe because God’s
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throne is there and Jerusalem is the
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center of the center it’s a very
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interesting when you calculate
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everything that God talks about
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but here is the fascinating portion now
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look at 2nd Peter with me because I want
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to show you something
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God has a down clock going and second
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Peter 3 is a fascinating passage first
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of all the Lord in second Peter 3 talks
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about the the creation of the world the
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first five verses for this they
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willfully forget verse 5 of second Peter
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3 that by the Word of God the heavens
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were of old and the earth standing out
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of water and in water
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oh-hoh Peter has the same cosmology the
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same creation istic viewpoint so Moses
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had it Jesus I mean Paul had it of
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course Jesus had it because he did it
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and now Peter has it so they all agree
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with this that the heavens created with
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only forward
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it’s actually one word got said you know
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come into existence but four words
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describe it and the earth it doesn’t say
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and in all the planets and all the
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people groups and all the various binary
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stars they have yellow Suns so they can
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have life you know how they’re always
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the scientists are looking out there and
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they say god there’s another one that
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could support life really now there’s
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something that did you know that it’s
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called the anthropic principle did you
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know that that there are 21 precise
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measurements that make life possible
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here’s the Sun and here’s the earth if
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the earth was any closer to the Sun any
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closer we’d boil off if we’re any
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further we would freeze it’s at the
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exact right place if the earth wasn’t
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tilted exactly the right way the weather
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here would be worse than it is okay we
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would have we’d all live in Oklahoma
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okay not just the people in Oklahoma I
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mean the speed of our the the orbit of
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our mean the rotation of the earth
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everything even the mix you know the 78
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22 mix of the of the atmosphere here the
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proportion of water not to water those
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there are actually 21 that
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astrophysicists have worked out 25 and
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throbbing in other words what that’s
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saying is that that the earth was
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designed just for humans by somebody and
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to find out there another place that has
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all of those factors even the luminosity
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of the Sun the fact that this is a
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yellow Sun and not a red not a blue not
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a white not a brown you know all the
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different types of stars that the Bible
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talks about by the way the Bible says
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they’re different there are different
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types of stars I mean the Bible is very
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advanced in
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astrophysics and everything else but
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look what Peter says he says oh so God
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made the heavens of old verse 5 and the
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earth standing out of water and in the
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water now look at verse 6 always tied to
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creationism is this global flood and
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both of those are disparaged by the
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majority of people who say they’re
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Christians biblical creationism is
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disparaged by 98 percent of all
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Christian colleges in America they don’t
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believe in it and so is the global flood
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which by the way God believed in both
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because he did it and although all the
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authors of Scripture believed in both
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and Peter says it right here by which
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the world that then existed perished
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being flooded with water 2nd Peter 3:6
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and he continues in verse 7 the heavens
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in the earth which are now preserved by
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the same word are reserved for fire
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until the day of judgment and perdition
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of ungodly men so what he’s saying is
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Peter you know affirms the creation
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account he adds to it the global flood
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it’s not a local it’s a global the world
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the whole world not Anatolia or
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Mesopotamia or the Black Sea like that
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fella that found the Titanic said that
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the global flood was just around the
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Black Sea whatever his name is
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because he found evidence he thought of
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the global flood I mean of the local
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flood it’s not local its global
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but Peter also says one more thing
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notice what he says verse 7 the heavens
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in the earth
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same cosmology the heavens and the earth
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you said it before but here it is again
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the heavens and the earth which are now
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preserved by the same word right here he
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spoke them into existence a very
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consistent
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creationist at cosmology by the same
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word the word that Colossians 1:17 Paul
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says Jesus Christ holds everything
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together he by the word of his power he
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he just said matter nuclei you’re going
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to hold together I’m gonna keep this
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universe together are held together by
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the same word but they’re reserved verse
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7 for fire they’re reserved for fire how
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long until the day of judgment that’s
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when the fire is going to come and
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perdition of ungodly men now Peter
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adds something he says the universe the
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universe the cosmos this and this the G
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us the earth G us and cosmos these are
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reserved the universe is waiting
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reserved it’s waiting for a fiery
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destruction the whole thing and I’m
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going to show it to you in a second all
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of it is gonna burn up for a fiery
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destruction predicated on one thing this
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is what Peter adds mankind those higher
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intelligences those images of God that
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God created and and there is no room in
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the scriptures for any other life forms
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because if so God is certainly
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neglecting them he is focusing
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everything the cross the work of the
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Angels the angels are watching over
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humans see anything any other life forms
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out there in the universe there’s not
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any room for them in the scriptures now
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of course you can make a lot of people’s
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theology is from the white spaces the
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black spaces are the words that print
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their theology is is from the white
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spaces they
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cert here and there but if you really
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read this
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Moses Paul and Peter thought mankind is
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the center of God’s focus there’s the
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earth which is the center of the
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universe from God’s perspective and
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there’s this massive universe around us
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that God only devotes for words to but
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look what’s going to happen to it
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it says don’t forget this verse 8 this
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thing that with the Lord one day is as a
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thousand years and a thousand years as
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one day what does that mean it means
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that that God is standing above he is on
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a different dimension than we are we’re
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bound by four dimensions the the
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physical dimensions of length and
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breadth and depth and then the the the
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fourth dimension of time and we can’t
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get out of that I mean we can fly
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different places but time is still it
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slows down or speeds up depending on
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your speed but we’re still bound by it
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by all these laws of the physical
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universe God is above that and it says
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in the Book of Isaiah that God sees the
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end from the beginning he sees all of it
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at once for God the physical universe is
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flat and it’s all it’s like a
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flat-screen TV although I don’t think
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God would watch television you know
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because he’s got better things to do but
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to him the universe is like a
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flat-screen TV he sees everything going
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on the ending that we’re gonna read
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about at the beginning which he
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initiated he sees it all at the same
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time and so to him
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a day is as a thousand years and a
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thousand years as there’s a date what
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does that mean it means time doesn’t
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impact God at all it doesn’t mean that
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we can say that one day in Genesis is
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like two billion years that’s not what
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it’s saying but look look what he’s
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talking about verse 9 the Lord isn’t
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slack concerning his promises as some
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count slackness but he’s long-suffering
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he’s waiting many days many thousands of
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years not willing that any should perish
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but that all should come to repentance
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I’m not gonna go into you know the the
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two views of that but basically what the
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Lord is saying is he’s waiting
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for the full fullness of those who are
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going to be saved to be saved and then
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look at this here is verse 10 but the
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day of the Lord now day of the Lord is
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code all the way through the Old
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Testament day of Lord is code for what
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we would call the end of days
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involving the second coming involving
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the tribulation the time of Jacob’s
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trouble sits the whole book of Joel is
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about the day of the Lord’s just day of
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the Lord daily Lord it’s the day of his
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wrath and all that but the day of the
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Lord will come as a thief in the night
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remember the movie thief in the night
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there it is only that was talking about
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the rapture and this is and but the day
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of the Lord will come as a thief in the
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night in which the heavens will pass
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away with a great noise the elements
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that weren’t stoick a speaks about what
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we would say the atomic level to the
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Greek language it was the smallest the
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foundational elements the smallest
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particles we would call it the subatomic
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the atomic and subatomic the the
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elements will melt with fervent heat Wow
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both the earth and the works in it will
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be burned up but but you notice it says
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the heavens the universe what what I
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think happens is the Lord that’s holding
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everything together Colossians 1:17
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pulls the pin goes okay I’m not gonna
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hold together anymore and the whole
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universe dissolves so if there are other
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life-forms out there they have a short
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life expectancy because only mankind is
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redeemed by Christ and only mankind and
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the angelic realm and God survive this
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fiery destruction because look what it
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says therefore since all these things
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will be dissolved verse 11 what manner
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of persons ought you to be looking
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forward verse 12 in hastening the coming
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of the day of God how do we do that we
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lead people to the Lord did you know
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there’s like a clicker
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you know counting off and when the last
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one that God has chosen boom you know
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lead people to the Lord
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it’ll hasten the coming of the day of
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God because of which the heavens will be
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dissolved that’s the second time it says
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that that’s the whole universe both the
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visible and the invisible will be
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dissolved being on fire and the elements
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will melt with fervent heat nevertheless
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according to his promise we look for new
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heavens and a new earth in which
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righteousness dwells and you could go on
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and on reading that basically Peter has
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the same cosmology and Peter says the
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entire universe is waiting and just if
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you want to study this more it’s
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fascinating Romans 8 Paul adds that the
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universe right now is groaning under the
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bondage of what we would call the laws
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of thermodynamics the the gradual heat
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death that the universe is going through
29:51
you know the second law and all the laws
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are keyed to this idea of winding down
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and going toward destruction so all of
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that is coming but what we’re looking
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for is this new heaven verse 13 a new
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earth so let’s go there unless that’s
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where I’ll end and I’m so glad that you
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asked this question because you let me
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think about it but look at chapter 4 and
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5 of Revelation and the last thing I
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want to show you is why do we say that
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that there is there are no other aliens
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out there and other planets in other
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places where people are because
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everything is going to be destroyed the
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only thing that’s going to last is
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there’s a heaven that’s where God’s
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throne is and there’s a hell which is
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the member hell in English comes from
30:47
the word Gehenna or Gehenna or the
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Valley of Hinnom
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the garbage dump of Hinnom which is a
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valley that’s on the west side of
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Rousseau and it’s where the people in
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the city of Jerusalem they were a walled
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on a hilltop city and they would take
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their trash and they’d push it over the
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edge and it would tumble down and they
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would throw old donkeys that died
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bloated and you know rotting they’d push
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it down there and they’d push all their
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junk you know their appliances and old
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cars and tires over the walls you know
31:23
it was like we do nowadays and they push
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it all down there and there was a
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perpetual fire at the bottom of the hill
31:30
it was kind of like smoldering and and
31:33
there were also maggots and everything
31:36
else can you think all the garbage go in
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there and stuff burning I remember weeks
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ago the dump when I was little that dump
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what a you know what a place to go and
31:44
that’s where everybody threw their trash
31:45
and I used to love going to dump while
31:46
my dad was unloading the car I was
31:48
scampering around looking for treasures
31:50
you know and and many treasures would be
31:52
found you know one man’s junk is
31:54
somebody else’s treasure but I remember
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that dump look like hell I mean it was
31:58
garbage and things rotting and they were
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burning parts and they were bulldoze
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parts hell is the garbage dump of the
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universe that God is going to send all
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those who bear His image humans that
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rejected their creator and he’s gonna
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send all it was originally built for
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jesus said the devil and his angels God
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by the way never predestined anyone to
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help he doesn’t say that theology says
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that God doesn’t say that God
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predestined no one to help but when the
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devil fell in the rebellion he said I’m
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creating hell for you so Satan has
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always known where he’s going and that’s
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why he can’t believe that God is gonna
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let him loose and and do what he wants
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to do through the Antichrist on earth
32:47
he’s so excited and he’s so dumb he
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thinks he’s gonna win but look who’s in
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heaven when we get to heaven in Chapter
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four you’ve all seen this the Thrones
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and and all the voices look at verse 10
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there are 24 elders who fall down and
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and they say you verse 11 are worthy to
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receive you created all things so we get
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the creation piece in heaven then you
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get to chapter 5 and when you look at
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chapter 5 look at verse
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when he took the scroll that’s the title
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deeds the universe that Satan has
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usurped and that he’s the god of this
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world and Jesus is is God says you’re
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the creator god the father sister got
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the son you’re the creator you’re the
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rightful owner
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you can now I have waited thousands of
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years you can now take back the universe
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that Romans 8 says is groaning awaiting
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the redemption the whole universe knows
33:43
its creator by the way it says he came
33:45
unto his own and his own received him
33:48
not
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he came to his own universe which
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completely received Christ when Jesus
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spoke to a tree it withered when Jesus
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spoke to the ocean I mean to the Sea of
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Galilee when Jesus spoke to the wind
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every creature obeyed him except the
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humans even the demons obeyed him
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instantly the the universe knows and
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it’s groaning it’s waiting it knows it’s
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in bondage to sin it’s waiting for the
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time that’s coming but look look who is
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in heaven when he took the scroll the
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four living creatures those are angelic
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to twenty-four elders representing
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humans how do we know they represent
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humans because it says we were redeemed
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who did Jesus redeem Romans five tells
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us he only redeemed the descendants of
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Adam that’s why you be careful if your
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theology doesn’t have an atom and an EVE
34:47
if you have an evolutionary view what
34:52
where’s Adam
34:53
which atom which humanoid became Adam
34:56
that God created directly I mean and in
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you know we don’t need to go into that
35:02
but look what it says in verse nine they
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sang a new song that’s the redeemed
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that’s humans you are worthy to take the
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scroll and to open it seal for you were
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slain and look who’s in heaven in heaven
35:17
is God the angels who did not rebel and
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one other group you have redeemed us to
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God by your blood out of every tribe not
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planet out of every tongue that solar
35:29
system out of every people and nation
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God presents to us that the earth is the
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center of his redemptive focus at the
35:42
earth is where he’s put all of his
35:44
attention that Jesus ever lives to
35:48
intercede for those that bear the image
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of God that he created and breathed the
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life into and made living spirits and
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created them in His image those are the
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ones he ever lives to intercede for us
36:02
who are redeemed and those are the ones
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he came to die for and those are who are
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in heaven out of every tribe and tongue
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and people and nation and you have made
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us kings and priests to our God and we
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shall reign what’s the center of the
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universe what does it say in verse 10
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where shall we reign on the earth see
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there’s there’s gonna be a new in fact
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now turn to chapter 21 and notice what
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happens after the big burn between
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Revelation 20 and in Revelation 21
36:36
between Revelation 20 and 21 is inserted
36:41
second Peter 3 it goes right there that
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is the great burn of the universe and
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then look what happens in verse 21 and I
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saw a new heaven and a new earth for the
36:55
first heaven and the first earth had
36:57
passed away and there’s no more sea
37:02
what’s what’s the second what is God
37:05
focusing on it’s the same thing at the
37:07
end as it was at the beginning god says
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that in the beginning was God and then
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God from nothing created everything
37:20
heavens which are defying our I mean at
37:24
the creation if you’ve ever been to the
37:26
Answers in Genesis creation museum their
37:29
little planetarium is one of the most
37:31
phenomenal things to sit there and
37:33
finally understand how big the universe
37:36
is
37:36
they just keep doing these excellent
37:40
you know you’re in the earth and then
37:42
you go to the solar system then you go
37:44
to our galaxy and then and all of a
37:46
sudden you’ve gone so many times you say
37:49
this I can’t fit all that in my mind but
37:54
God not only fit it in his mind he named
37:57
all the stars calls them all by name and
37:59
they obey Him but he’s gonna burn all
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that up and burn all this up and he’s
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going to end up with a new heaven and a
38:07
new earth not Alderaan you know not
38:11
wherever you know the the science
38:14
fiction people have it and everyone who
38:18
is not redeemed who are in heaven are
38:21
gonna be in hell for as long as
38:24
everybody’s in heaven and that’s that’s
38:26
the simple cosmology that God
38:32
consistently from Genesis 1 to
38:35
revelation 20:2 presents the same thing
38:39
that amazing now doesn’t mean that after
38:44
we’re in heaven that God’s gonna make
38:46
more of whatever in fact I think that
38:48
that we already know what’s going to be
38:51
like in heaven because in a fallen world
38:53
this is a pretty neat place I mean don’t
38:56
you love the taste of food don’t you
38:57
like the feel of the wind don’t you like
38:59
the colors the sunset don’t you like the
39:01
complexity of stuff that grows and at
39:04
every level macro and micro it’s all
39:07
beautiful and symmetrical and first
39:10
Corinthians 14 orderly God is a God of
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order and so I leave that probably we
39:17
will never come to the end of all that
39:20
he’s going to make and and since God
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invented eating since God invented
39:27
sexual relations can you imagine how
39:29
wonderful heavens going to be I mean
39:31
everything we experience is fallen
39:35
cursed under bondage can you imagine how
39:40
wonderful you think of the best things
39:42
you’ve ever known in life heaven is
39:44
better by far exponentially better we’ve
39:47
never experienced perfection we’ve seen
39:49
it in Christ we’d have never experienced
39:51
it
39:52
and and in that moment when we get there
39:54
we’re gonna be in his image he’s
39:57
purchased us we’re gonna worship him but
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a lot of people are worried in heaven
40:00
they’re all they’re gonna do is play
40:01
their harp you know and sit on a cloud
40:03
that’s not in the Bible it says we’re
40:05
gonna be serving him and how did we
40:07
serve Him on earth whether therefore you
40:08
eat or drink or whatever you do do it to
40:09
God’s glory heavens gonna be like that
40:11
whatever we do traveling to you know
40:13
whatever God just made a new solar
40:15
system over there or a new galaxy or
40:17
another parallel universe you go over
40:19
there we serve Him to his glory it’s
40:22
very exciting in Revelation 12 that’s
40:34
where we’re gonna start today what we
40:36
would like to do is keep Christ
40:38
perspective on the cosmic war that’s
40:42
raging every day now have you already
40:44
covered the book of Job yet they were
40:46
doing job down in Florida have you done
40:47
Jobe yet no job is a parallel book to
40:52
the book of Revelation in fact much of
40:54
what we see going on in job one and two
40:57
is what we’re seeing in Chapter 12 and
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remember I told you there are 404 verses
41:02
in the book of Revelation but 800
41:04
quotations allusions and imagery drawing
41:09
from 800 other passages of Scripture
41:12
this is one of them
41:14
basically if we put it in 21st century
41:16
kind of movie language we would write
41:19
this and it’s in your notes above the
41:22
softness of our Bluegreen planet there
41:24
are hostile forces poised they range
41:27
across space lurking and flying about
41:29
doing their masters biddings there are
41:32
former angels they are Satan the Dragons
41:34
army they are deadly vile malignant and
41:38
very intelligent by the way the the name
41:42
of these creatures means intelligence
41:45
demon these aliens to our planet are
41:47
highly skilled incredibly powerful we
41:50
saw that yesterday usually invisible
41:52
warriors demons can hear us talk can
41:56
pass through walls can fly through space
41:59
can inhabit human and animal bodies at a
42:04
friend that was a
42:05
a state trooper that’s kind of gross so
42:08
if you don’t like gross stuff don’t
42:09
listen but he was in the Arizona State
42:12
Highway patrolman and he was one of my
42:15
students he had retired and went to
42:17
Bible School and he said that that they
42:20
did a drug bust on the highway a caravan
42:23
you know you know how they’re always
42:25
fearing drugs from wherever they take
42:27
him to the metro areas and they were
42:29
getting him going to LA and he said this
42:31
guy came out of the car and the the
42:34
Highway Patrol was wearing his vest like
42:36
they’re supposed to and just came right
42:38
out of the car and started shooting and
42:40
poom-poom Pitts in the vest which is
42:42
painful but he was making it well these
42:44
Highway patrolmen doing drug bust had
42:48
shotguns and so you know as he was being
42:52
shot he went home you know started
42:54
pumping his shotgun and he said that
42:57
that guy coming out of the car took I
43:00
mean it was just like it really looked
43:02
like one of the action movies which
43:05
always are so fake he said that he kept
43:09
shooting he emptied his six shells and
43:15
that guy never stopped coming and he
43:17
said that his eyes his face the sounds
43:21
coming out of his mouth he said this was
43:24
not human anybody that’s in law
43:28
enforcement and in medical fields have
43:32
encountered humans that something else
43:36
is I remember early on there was a movie
43:41
men and black and there was this monster
43:44
that came inside of a human and their
43:47
eyes would blink inside of the eyes of
43:50
the human and it it scared him because
43:53
they could see there was something
43:54
inside of him that’s science fiction
43:56
this is true demons can invade and
44:00
indwell and take over humans and animals
44:03
and in Jesus ministry he encountered
44:08
non-stop writhing foaming thrashing
44:14
chattering monster activity demonized
44:18
people
44:19
the demons trying to kill the humans and
44:22
so this is going on these
44:25
extraterrestrial beings can take on
44:27
various forms that look human look
44:28
powerful look fearsome they are watching
44:30
over the realm of the serpent in this
44:32
seed you can see we saints of God are at
44:34
war see what I want you to realize is
44:36
whether you like it or not it doesn’t
44:37
matter if you’re gonna be a missionary
44:39
or a pastor or a youth pastor or going
44:41
to full-time work or just be a normal
44:43
I met a radiologist yesterday I met a
44:45
airline personal interview an airline
44:47
pilot I met someone wants to be a
44:48
videographer and a lot of in between it
44:52
doesn’t matter if you’re a born-again
44:53
Christian you’re at war you are in the
44:58
battle why because if you’re born again
45:00
you’re an enemy to Satan you and I have
45:03
the Holy Spirit he can see that he can
45:05
see the seal of the Spirit on us the
45:08
demons can – and they are very much
45:11
wanting to do anything they can to
45:12
oppose us so let’s see what they can do
45:15
let’s scan Revelation 12 now remember I
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told you yesterday that chapter 10 11 12
45:19
13 14 15 are called the parenthetical
45:22
chapters and they cover what theologians
45:25
call mysteries now a mystery is not a
45:28
scary thing we don’t know anything about
45:30
it’s a truth that God doesn’t reveal
45:32
until it’s here it the things revealed
45:36
in chapter 10 through chapter 15 are not
45:39
fully explained anywhere else in the
45:41
Bible this is amazing a great sign
45:44
appeared in heaven so that means it’s a
45:45
sign that means now we’re getting into
45:48
signs of something that means something
45:51
else so what that means is there is a
45:54
woman clothed with the Sun women don’t
45:57
wear the Sun you know what I mean this
45:59
Sun is a star so this is an image this
46:02
is visual this is a picturesque part of
46:06
Revelation most people think the whole
46:08
books that way it’s not most of it is
46:09
absolutely literal this is a sign it’s a
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picture and this woman clothed with the
46:14
Sun with the moon under her feet and on
46:17
her head a garland of twelve stars
46:18
immediately makes all of us who are
46:21
Bible readers say I’ve read this
46:23
somewhere else in the Bible right you
46:25
all have this is the the vision the
46:28
dream that Joseph had that he
46:31
shared with Jacob his father and his
46:34
Brett Levin brothers this is a picture
46:37
of Israel and and so you know I mean if
46:40
you read Genesis you can see this and
46:42
being with child she she was in labor
46:44
and pain and gave birth and another sign
46:46
appeared in heaven behold a great fiery
46:47
red dragon having seven heads and ten
46:50
horns and seven diadem’s on his head no
46:54
boy that sounds inet now we’re in the
46:56
Lord of the Rings
46:57
you know the dragon or whatever his name
47:00
was I mean it’s just like and that’s
47:02
where people get to railed they say can
47:04
this be what is going on here this is a
47:07
sign this is a picture and it’s gonna be
47:09
explained and it is explained by God
47:11
verse four his tail drew a third part of
47:12
the stars from heaven he threw them to
47:14
the earth the dragon stood before the
47:16
woman who was ready to give birth to
47:17
devour her child as soon as it was born
47:19
and she bore a male child now we’re
47:22
getting to the Book of Psalms
47:24
this is Psalm 2 for those of you that
47:28
that read the Bible a lot it immediately
47:30
jumps out that’s gonna rule with a rod
47:32
of iron that’s exactly what Psalm 2 says
47:34
Jesus Christ would do and so we’re
47:36
tracking with John recording the
47:40
revelation of God that is tying together
47:42
hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of
47:44
other portions of Scripture so obviously
47:47
this child this male child in verse five
47:49
is Jesus Christ the Messiah he’s the one
47:52
coming to rule with a rod of iron and
47:55
her child was caught up to God and his
47:57
throne and so basically and I won’t read
47:59
the whole chapter you’ve already read it
48:00
it’s part of your assignment but
48:01
basically this is saying that Satan is
48:04
opposing Israel trying to stop Jesus
48:08
Christ birth that’s what this whole 12th
48:12
chapter is about it actually starts back
48:14
in verse 19 if you look at chapter 11
48:16
verse 19 and so the temple of God is
48:19
open in verse 19 actually that’s a whole
48:21
new paragraph starting and in heaven and
48:24
the Ark of the Covenant was seen and
48:25
there’s thunderings and lightnings and
48:27
great hail and a great sign appeared see
48:29
oh it’s chapter 11 verse 19 is actually
48:32
the first verse should be of chapter 12
48:35
is all I’m saying
48:36
and what is it saying that there’s
48:39
victory you see God is orchestrating
48:42
this God knew
48:45
that the dragon was going to try and
48:47
devour the child so God is aware of the
48:51
battle going on that’s why the Bible
48:53
says greater is He that is in you what
48:55
then he that is in the world we are more
48:59
than what conquerors through Christ I’m
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persuaded neither death nor life nor
49:06
Angels nor principalities angels good
49:10
angels principalities bad angels nothing
49:14
can separate us from God’s love that’s
49:16
what this chapter is about
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[Music]
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you
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that’s the way that we face the battle
49:33
that Satan is going to wage against us
49:36
especially the one word Jesus repeated
49:39
more than any other when Jesus talks
49:43
about the end remember he talks about
49:46
the end in Matthew 24 but the word that
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he describes the end of the world by is
49:53
the word deception
49:55
he says that’s the the number one
49:59
problem believers are going to have is
50:02
the deception that Satan tries to
50:07
deceive them with in their minds so
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where we are in chapter 12 is right in
50:12
the middle of this section on the
50:14
tribulation events
50:16
do you remember basically we have the
50:20
church age the time when Christ is
50:24
working through his church that’s right
50:25
now and the church age ends when he
50:29
takes his church out and the tribulation
50:32
begins and so we’ve seen that
50:35
progression with the Church 0.1 with
50:39
Christ Church all of a sudden being in
50:41
heaven so around the throne we find the
50:44
church there and so the church has been
50:48
transported upward and the tribulation
50:51
begins and so that’s what we’re in the
50:54
middle of in chapter 12 now chapter 12
50:58
tells us God’s amazing plan now look at
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the first two verses now a great sign
51:05
now immediately a sign is a sign it’s
51:09
kind of like a logo
51:11
you guys have logos on some of your like
51:15
I see on your tennis shoes or your
51:18
running shoes you know I see ends you
51:20
know New Balance and I see I don’t know
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what that one is and I see I guess Nike
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is not popular anymore but you know I
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mean the sign of the company is that
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swoosh sign Nike no it’s the sign it’s
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the picture it represents so this is a
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sign it’s a representation and the great
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sign verse one
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appeared in heaven and now we get this
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amazing list of characters a woman
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clothed with the Sun a human clothed
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with a star that’s on fire with
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thermonuclear fusion right now it’s a
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picture of a woman that’s glowing that
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that has this glowing like the Sun the
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moon is under her feet and on her head
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as a garland of twelve stars immediately
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you think of where that is in the Bible
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where’s that story of the Sun Moon and
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stars and all that stuff now we’re
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getting into Joseph’s dream with his
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brothers do you remember that this is
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exactly every part of the Bible is
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reflected in Revelation revelation
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connects all the verses of all the other
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books and they come in different places
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in this book so we’re gonna see that
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more then being with child verse 2 she
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cried out in labor and in pain gave
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birth Wow
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so that’s that’s Satan versus Israel is
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introduced here and by the way the woman
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is is portraying you know Israel through
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whom the Messiah came and the child
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being born is Christ
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that’s Satan’s plan and the the the way
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that he’s been fighting God is what
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we’re gonna look like or look at but
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first of all let’s look at Satan’s
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origin it says in in verse well I’ll
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read verse 3 another sign appeared in
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heaven behold a great fiery red dragon
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having seven heads ten horns seven
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diadem’s or crowns on his head and look
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at verse four his tail that’s this this
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dragon fiery red dragon his tail drew
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one-third of the stars of heaven and
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threw them to the earth now wait a
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minute what are stars I know they’re
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there they’re thermonuclear furnaces
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out there but in the Bible what are
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stars representing now we go to the book
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of Job job says that the the sons of God
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the stars sang at creation this is
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talking about the Angels the angels were
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considered to be in metaphoric terms
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like stars and so Satan is drawing a
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third remember my chart yesterday that
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all angels and a third of them rebelled
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I showed you that in angelology that’s
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the event in verse four Satan takes one
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third of all the Angels now Satan has
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many names in the Bible and in this
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chapter they’re all going to be linked
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together he is called Lucifer that’s
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before he fell into sin the son of the
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morning then he is called Satan the
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adversary he’s called the devil who is
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the slander he is called the dragon here
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and he is called the serpent of old when
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would that be from Garden of Eden right
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Eve getting deceived by the serpent and
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so these are the the roster of his name
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so in verse 4
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Satan is is the one that leads the
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rebellion now you notice I give you two
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passages Isaiah 14 now if you want to
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turn there I’ll never forget I was
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sitting in class like you in 1970
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something when your parents were little
55:35
and I remember the professor saying to
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me for the rest of your life you will be
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thankful for what I’m going to tell you
55:43
now and I thought he’s an old guy I
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wonder if he knows what he’s talking
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about you know I mean I didn’t say that
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but I thought he knows something that’s
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gonna help me for the rest of my life
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and I was sitting in Bible class and he
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said for the rest of your life people
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around you are going to wonder where
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Satan or the devil came from
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and I’m gonna show you so you know for
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the rest of your life where Satan came
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from and he told us he said turn to two
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different passages and he said I want
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you to always remember these two and
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it’s Isaiah 14 and Ezekiel 28 so I took
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my notes on paper before electronics
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kind of like some of you are writing on
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paper and I listened in do you know what
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that was in 1975 so that was 25 35 44
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years ago I have never forgotten that
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elderly 80 year old Bible teachers
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lesson because he’s write this every
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time I post on YouTube anything about
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Satan thousands and thousands and
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thousands of views housing’s these are
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unsaved people you ought to read their
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comments
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they say you talk out of your
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four-letter word you know they just are
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very vile and vulgar but they’re
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fascinated by where Satan the devil and
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the demons why because that’s the god of
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this world and they’re aware of his
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influence so where did Satan come from
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first of all Isaiah 14 look at verse 12
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oh how you are fallen from heaven now
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what does your Bible say next Oh what
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yeah Lucifer son of the morning now in
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America long ago matches you know those
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are little sticks with sulfur on the end
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that you scrape and they start on fire
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do you know what they were called
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Lucifer’s because they would spring to
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life I mean isn’t that funny old
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fashioned I probably your grandparents
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would have heard of that but Lucifer son
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of the morning how you are cut down to
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the ground you who weakened the nation’s
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for you have said now this is really
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important verse 13 why and how did Satan
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fall from being Lucifer this is this is
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God’s revelation that to us for you have
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said in your heart he didn’t say it out
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loud
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this is what the greatest creation of
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God thought inside of himself now think
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about that for a minute God is listening
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to your thoughts and they matter to God
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that’s why we’re supposed to be speaking
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the truth to ourselves in fact a little
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bit later today I’m going to show you
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you should be preaching the gospel to
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yourself you should be reminding
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yourself you don’t just preach the
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gospel to the kids you’re trying to lead
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to Christ you need to preach it to
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yourself to remind yourself of what
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Christ did sometimes we only think of
58:58
salvation that way that people need it
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we need it we need to understand it we
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need to walk in it and believe in it so
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what we say to ourselves matters to God
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and Lucifer said I will ascend into
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heaven verse 13 I will exalt my throne
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above the stars of God what is this
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Stars thing remember in the metaphor of
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the Bible when it talks about stars it’s
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it represents I mean when it’s not
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talking about the Sun Moon and stars
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usually stars are representatives of God
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and this metaphor the stars are the
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angels so I will exalt my throne above
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the stars of God the Angels I will sit
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on the Mount of the congregation on the
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farthest sides of the north I will
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ascend above the heights of the clouds
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now look at the end of verse 14 for me
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this is one of the greatest proofs of
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inspiration if a human was writing this
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not God inspiring it they would have
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Satan say in verse 14 I will be greater
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than the Most High see if someone was
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usurping you like trying to take your
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place a sports person they wouldn’t say
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you know like when someone wants to be
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Michael Jordan’s basketball record they
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don’t say I’m gonna be like Michael
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Jordan they say I’m gonna be what better
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greater I’m gonna do
60:36
more than him in basketball you guys
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have heard of him he used to play
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basketball a long time ago I don’t know
60:41
the modern ones that you would know but
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you know what I mean
60:44
what did Satan say not that I’m gonna be
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greater than God why because God is
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greater than the sum of everything he
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created and Satan is just one being that
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God created Satan knows who God is Satan
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knows nothing no one is greater than God
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now think what that means to your life
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today sitting here at word of life in
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this little room in the Bible Institute
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God lives inside of me and God lives
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inside of whom you write you’re his
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temple demons Satan all the forces of
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darkness when they come up and see you
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you know who they see looking out at
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them they don’t see Lydia they look
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right past Lydia they see who’s inside
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of Bella who’s inside Abela
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greater is He Who is in you than he that
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is in the world right that’s what John
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said what is he talking about
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God is in me and Satan knows he can’t be
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greater than God and so he said I will
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be like the Most High Satan became Satan
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and the devil and the dragon the serpent
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he fell from being the highest leader of
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worship in heaven and God’s greatest
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creative being because he wanted to be
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like God and what did he tempt Eve with
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he said if you follow me
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you will be like God – that was his
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temptation this idea that you can have
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what all Eastern you guys are or your
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Orientals many of you Eastern religion
62:36
Hinduism and Buddhism and all these
62:40
Shintoism all this are emanations of
62:43
Satan’s lies that you can like take the
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Hindus
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you can reincarnate until you ascend to
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be like a god guess what the instant I
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was saved I became a son of God I became
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the dwelling place of God I become a
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reflection of God
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I have God’s Spirit filling me I have
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all the fullness of the Godhead bodily
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living inside of me I didn’t get part of
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God I didn’t get a little you know kind
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of like a pinch you know that’s what
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they say in cooking a pinch of salt you
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know just a little bit a dusting I got
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all of him now he doesn’t have all of me
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I don’t know if he has all of you
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because salvation is much like the rooms
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in a house the Lord moves in but we lock
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some doors you know when when someone
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comes to visit you their parts of you
63:36
know your stuff you don’t want them to
63:37
see you know you kind of hide it or you
63:39
put in your pocket or you know a lot of
63:41
people don’t want someone rummaging
63:43
through their phone or their computer or
63:45
their drawers like your little brother
63:47
you don’t want him looking in your stuff
63:50
that’s how we are as as Christians we
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don’t we have parts of our life we don’t
63:54
want the Lord to have and he wants all
63:57
of us we got all of him he wants all of
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us that’s what surrender is okay look at
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what it says verse 15 and you shall be
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brought down to Sheol that’s the grave
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to the lowest depths of the pit remember
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I told you the pit
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remember there is she oh that’s the
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Hebrew word for grave and the pit is
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where it’s a synonymous term and the pit
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is where every human being is alive
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right now that’s ever lived the Pharaoh
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that looked at Moses and defied God is
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there today conscious and remembering
64:44
Moses you understand that the Mongol
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warriors that tried to conquer Jeju in
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12
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what was at 12:07 the Mongols tried to
64:54
conquer this island and kind of did they
64:59
are in the pit right now
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and remembering fighting on this island
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do you understand everybody’s ever lived
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is still alive and they’re all in the
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grave if they’re not in the presence of
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the Lord because they’re a believer so
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that’s what happened to Satan but keep
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Turkey turning from Isaiah to Ezekiel
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Isaiah Jeremiah lamentations Ezekiel 28
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same story starts in verse 12 son of man
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take up a lamentation for the king of
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Tyre you go wait a minute king of Tyre I
65:30
thought we were talking about Satan
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Satan Satan empowers earthly Kings to do
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things his bidding and at that
65:42
particular moment the king of Tyre was
65:46
one of his favorite servants so Ezekiel
65:50
is inspired by God to talk about this
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very proud arrogant King and I saw I saw
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one of your teachers was talking about
65:59
prophetic foreshadowing it was in one of
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your classes I was sitting here where I
66:04
don’t remember which one whether it was
66:05
Doctor IV or Philippe where God talks
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about you know these two events and you
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don’t see the distance between them it’s
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called prophetic foreshadowing I saw it
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in your notes but also God sometimes
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talks about an earthly person and shows
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the what Satan is doing behind him and
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talks to this earthly person but he’s
66:35
really talking about Satan you all know
66:38
about one when Jesus looked at Peter and
66:42
said get thee behind me Satan was Peter
66:46
Satan do you remember that in the in the
66:49
last in the countdown to the cross when
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Peter told Jesus that will never happen
66:54
to you you will never be crucified and
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Jesus looked right at Peter and said get
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behind me Satan what was he talking
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about
67:03
it was Satan empowering Peter to say bad
67:08
things in the New Testament Paul said
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every time we gossip do you guys know
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what gossip is
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gossip is the surrender of our tongue to
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the devil his name is slander gossip is
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slander when we tell something if I say
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could I tell you something about Leo
67:33
you’ll really embarrass him but I want
67:36
you to know I have started to gossip
67:40
I’m telling something that I’m neither a
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part of the solution or the problem and
67:46
I’m telling it only to harm someone
67:48
that’s what gossip is have you heard and
67:53
that’s usually how it happens at church
67:55
people come up with Church and sage of
67:56
ours have you heard what the pastor did
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have you heard and see that’s what Satan
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is good at he’s good at sowing discord
68:06
among Saints through slander so Peter
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was saying something that Satan wanted
68:13
him to say and so the Lord addresses
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Satan the king of tyre this King in
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verse 12 is doing Satan’s bidding so
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this is what the Lord says to him you
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were the seal of perfection full of
68:25
wisdom and perfect in beauty that’s what
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Satan was like he was the wisest and
68:29
most beautiful creature God made you
68:32
were in Eden the garden of God every
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precious stone was your covering so so
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Satan is a beautiful creature
68:40
and continuing in verse 13 at the end
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the workmanship of your timbrels and
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pipes were prepared for you on the day
68:46
you were created Satan was involved
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according to the Hebrew language these
68:50
are musical terms Satan has always been
68:53
involved with music boy that should make
68:56
you cautious there is good music there
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is bad music music can make words never
69:04
leave your mind things put to music
69:08
right on our minds in an unusual way and
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for the rest of your life when you hear
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that tune the lyrics come just like that
69:16
that is part of what Satan is good at
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and there are many people that know more
69:22
lyrics to unsaved pagan people’s songs
69:26
than they know
69:27
verses from the Bible if you wrote down
69:29
all the lyrics you know of all the music
69:33
it would count as hundreds of Bible
69:37
verses worth of lyrics yet I asked
69:40
Christians all the time how many verses
69:41
do you have memorized they go oh not
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very learning how many lyrics do you
69:46
have memorized Oh a lot see Satan wants
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to do anything to get us away from
69:53
having the Word of God written on our
69:54
mind remember he’s involved with music
69:55
now look at verse 14 you were the
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anointed cherub who covers I established
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you you are in the holy mountain of God
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you walked back and forth in the fiery
70:03
stones now he as Lucifer Satan was the
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anointed now look at what he is cherub
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do you remember way back when I was
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drawing the picture of the throne of God
70:18
I said there were these four creatures
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they have four faces they’re covered
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with eyes they have six wings and they
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always are flying remember I had the
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throne of God these creatures are always
70:29
flying around the throne the four of
70:30
them what are they called cherubs Satan
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was the anointed he was the highest
70:37
cherub so you know what that means we
70:39
know what Satan looks like he doesn’t
70:40
wear red types and have a pointy tail he
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has four faces a square head and he’s
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covered with eyes he’s highly
70:47
intelligent and very powerful and then
70:50
it talks about it verse 17 you were
70:53
lifted up because of your beauty and all
70:55
this and and it it continues talking
70:59
about the king of Tyre okay that’s
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Satan’s origin and activity now let’s
71:03
look back in Revelation at what happens
71:05
to him revelation 12 November for the
71:09
rest of your life if anybody asks you
71:13
about the devil demons and Satan you
71:17
know where the Bible describes that for
71:20
the rest of your life but look at
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Revelation 12 starting in verse 7 and it
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says let me get to verse 7 and war broke
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out in heaven and Michael and his angels
71:31
fought with the dragon that Satan and
71:33
the dragon and his angels fought verse 8
71:36
but they did not prevail nor was a place
71:38
found for them in heaven any longer
71:40
now I don’t have time to tell you this
71:42
fully but right now Satan remember
71:47
chapter 12 hasn’t happened yet chapter
71:50
12 this battle is in the future remember
71:52
its it’s in the tribulation right now
71:55
Satan is allowed to come in front of
71:58
God’s throne today and he says do you
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know what Kirstin did today and Jesus
72:06
said yes I do
72:07
she’s one of my children do you know
72:10
what Isaac did today do you know what
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John did today
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did you know Satan is the accuser of the
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Brethren the Bible says that means every
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time we sin not every one of us all the
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time but every time we do something that
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comes up on Satan’s radar he runs in
72:29
front of the Lord and goes look at Isaac
72:31
and Jesus see now here here is you know
72:37
the person they’re talking about here’s
72:39
Satan here’s the throne of God and Satan
72:42
comes in front of God points it one of
72:44
us says look at Mariana and as he’s
72:48
doing that Jesus walks in front of
72:51
Mariana and says she’s one of mine
72:55
that’s what it means he’s our advocate
72:58
he is our intercessor what is Jesus
73:02
doing right now it says in the book of
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Hebrews 7 24 and 25 he’s ever living to
73:08
intercede for us what does that mean he
73:11
goes to court and he represents us
73:14
before God and goes like this when
73:16
Satan’s accusing us there’s a hymn about
73:18
that do you all know before the throne
73:21
of God above when Satan tempts me to
73:23
despair and tells me of the guilt within
73:26
upward I look and see him there who made
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an end of all my sin it’s a beautiful
73:32
old hymn about the work that Jesus does
73:35
to intercede for us so Satan here is no
73:39
longer allowed to do that he can’t come
73:41
and accuse us and verse 9 says now this
73:44
is most important verse to tie all these
73:47
together look what it says in verse 9 so
73:51
the great dragon right there
73:53
was cast out that serpent of old there’s
73:56
that name called the devil there he is
74:00
and Satan who deceives do you see it’s
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all the same person and one verse ties
74:09
them all together he is the one from the
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Garden of Eden that tempted Eve he is
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the one who tempted Christ in the
74:14
wilderness he is the dragon that’s
74:16
fighting trying to keep Christ from
74:18
being born and he is the adversary Satan
74:21
who deceives the whole world what what
74:24
is the one thing that Jesus said Satan
74:28
is most involved in deception and that’s
74:32
what I hope you never forget Satan wants
74:35
to get your mind off target to be
74:40
deceived means you you have some form of
74:43
lie that you’re believing that’s what
74:47
deception is and his angels were cast
74:51
out with him
74:52
so that Satan’s defeat Hebrews 2:14
74:55
reminds us that Jesus through death
75:00
destroyed him that had the power of
75:02
death that is the devil that’s what it
75:03
says in Hebrews 2:14 and Saints that
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overcome notice how the Saints overcome
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by the way people get saved in the
75:10
tribulation and they’re on earth and
75:12
Satan is totally opposed to them and
75:14
what do they do verse 10 I heard a loud
75:18
voice saying in heaven salvation and
75:19
strength the kingdoms of our God and the
75:21
power of Christ have come for the
75:23
accuser that’s that’s remember what he’s
75:26
doing as the slandering accuser of our
75:30
brethren who accused them before our God
75:33
day and night that’s what I just told
75:35
you about that Satan all the time was
75:38
stand in front of God pointing when we
75:41
fail and Jesus was interceding that’s
75:43
verse 10 but look how they overcome
75:46
verse 11 for now now notice it there are
75:51
beautiful wording for how these Saints
75:55
resist and it’s good lessons for us how
75:59
they resist the devil and they overcame
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him by the blood of the Lamb by the word
76:05
of their testimony and
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did not love their lives unto death this
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this beautiful they have faith in
76:16
Christ’s blood they have a testimony of
76:19
hope in Christ’s death and they love
76:23
Jesus most they love him through life
76:25
and unto death
76:27
it’s it’s just amazing that they
76:30
overcome the devil now what what is
76:33
Satan up to what is his plan what is he
76:35
trying to do and basically what we see
76:37
starting in verse 16 is that he’s trying
76:42
to destroy Israel do you realize that
76:47
God staked his name on Israel God said I
76:51
actually God sovereignly elected Israel
76:56
all of you from Presbyterian backgrounds
76:58
tell your dad you believe in the
77:01
sovereign election of Israel go wow you
77:05
know if your dad’s a pastor tell him
77:07
that sovereign election means God picked
77:11
Israel now you all know that God looked
77:15
all through the earth and he picked
77:16
Abraham he found Abraham and he picked
77:18
him and he said you’re gonna become the
77:20
father of many peoples like to see end
77:23
of the seashore
77:24
Abraham was one person he was too old to
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have children when God told him that and
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you know the story that God
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supernaturally allowed Sarah to have a
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child and that was a child of promise
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when Abraham was 99 years old and what a
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blessing it is okay God picked Israel as
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soon as God picked Israel Satan had one
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target God staked his name on Israel
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Satan wants to destroy Israel every day
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in the news if you read about Iran there
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the current country Satan is using the
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most to destroy Israel Iran threatens
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the destruction of Israel daily did you
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know that says in the Bible that Persia
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is empowered by a demon Persia is the
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name of Iran up until the 40s and then
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it would in the British Mandate it
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became part
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this new group of Nations called Iran
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but what what is Satan doing verse 16
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and the earth helped the woman and the
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earth opened its mouth and swallowed up
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the flood which for the dragon had
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spewed out of his mouth and the dragon
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was enraged with the woman the woman is
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Israel the dragon is Satan and and the
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woman clothed in the Sun with the Stars
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that has this child that is caught up to
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heaven
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you notice what it says verse 13 of
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chapter 12 when the dragon saw he had
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been cast the earth he persecuted the
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woman who gave birth to the male child
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that’s Christ but the woman was given
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two wings of a great Eagle that she
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might fly into the wilderness to her
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place where she is nourished for a time
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times and half a time what is that three
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and a half years it’s for half the
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tribulation for half the tribulation God
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protects Israel and Satan does
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everything he can that’s what this flood
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is he sends an army and God stops him
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okay
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enough on chapter 12 now it even gets
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better you know what chapter 13 is about
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it’s about how do you escape the mark of
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the beast you’ve all heard the mark of
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the beast you know on the forehead in
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the hand how do you escape the mark of
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the beast now if you say that with
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anybody in their 20s they’ll go I’m
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interested in that because everybody’s
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heard of the mark of the beast there’s
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been so many books you know Tim LaHaye
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wrote all those left behind books before
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him how Lindsay wrote them there been so
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many movies people preach about this
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what is the mark of the beast whoa what
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what is this whole thing well remember
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we’re talking about in the book of
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Revelation the word revelation means
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unveiling of whom who’s the whole book
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of Revelation about Jesus every chapter
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is some facet of Jesus do you know what
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chapter 13 is the genuine Jesus what
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does that mean well there is someone
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coming called the anti what yeah what
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does anti-christ mean many people think
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it means against Christ but really the
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Antichrist is not against
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– Christ ante means in place of he
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doesn’t want to get rid of Christ he
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just wants to be Christ he wants to be
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the replacement he wants to be the the
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Christ that’s been promised for all
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times and so Satan the Antichrist is
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Satan entering a human and empowering
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them to become what everybody’s always
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wanted the perfect leader humans have
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always wanted the perfect leader they
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want someone to solve all their problems
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right now in America it’s government
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government we want we want the
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government to help us with health care
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we want the government to defend us we
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want the government to provide for us to
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feed us to clothe us you know it to
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educate us what is the big thing in
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America free education we want the
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government to pay for college we want
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the government to give us a good job
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we want the government to give us health
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care we always want people to do what
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God offers God says I will take care of
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you look at the flowers of field I take
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care of them how much more will I take
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care of you but people always want a
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human so Satan has always wanted to
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indwell a human and make them to become
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Christ the one everyone worships and
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follows now he’s had many I mentioned
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the Mongols did you know that Genghis
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and company Genghis Khan was probably
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one of Satan’s choices because Genghis
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Khan conquered from the Pacific and he
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almost made it to the Atlantic you
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realize that he almost made it to Europe
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he got to the edge of Europe he made it
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all the way down to Israel did you know
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that his armies just were Hitler was
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another one that Satan for sure thought
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this was my guy Caesars he thought they
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were his guys see Satan
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Satan doesn’t really understand the
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Bible because you can’t understand the
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Bible and sure Christian you have to
82:53
have the Holy Spirit to understand it
82:55
he’s read it but he doesn’t know what it
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means so he knows this guy’s coming so
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he always has one ready you understand
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that Satan’s always had his guy ready to
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rule the world and now he shows up okay
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who is the Antichrist he’s the ultimate
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super man
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you understand that Daniel tells us that
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that he is a man Daniel 7 verse 8 and I
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was considering the horns and there was
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a little horn before whom the three
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horns were plucked out this is Daniel 7
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and in that horn were eyes like the eyes
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of a man and a mouth speaking pompous
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words what are we talking about we’re
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talking about a superhuman whose
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intelligence is advanced by Satan now
83:41
have you ever thought what would happen
83:43
if we have artificial intelligence
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installed in a robot and Satan and
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dwells that robot with artificial
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intelligence
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that’s what happens during the
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tribulation the Beast makes an image of
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himself that can walk and talk and be
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worshipped and everything else really
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we’re getting so close can you imagine a
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robot that becomes a mouthpiece for the
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devil but Satan is a super man what does
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he like well let’s let’s read from 12:17
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of Revelation – 13 – the dragon was
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enraged already read that made war with
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the woman that’s with Israel he went to
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make war with the rest of her offspring
84:32
who keep the commandments of God and
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have the testimony of Jesus Christ
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that’s the Saints and I stood on the
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sand of the sea this is 13:1 and I saw a
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beast rising up out of the ceased the
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sea is the nation’s and this beast is
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coming up out of the nations having
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seven heads ten horns on his horn ten
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crowns and on the head a blasphemous
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name and the Beast which I saw was like
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a leopard his feet were like the feet of
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a bear his mouth was like the mouth of a
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lion and the dragon who’s the dragon
85:05
yeah see it’s this fallen Lucifer the
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dragon let me find myself gave him his
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power his throne and great Authority
85:20
okay finally satan’s person to replace
85:28
Christ God allows it to happen and Satan
85:35
can’t believe he’s gonna get to rule the
85:38
world and that’s that’s what’s going on
85:41
now what is this gonna cause on earth
85:43
look at verse 7 and it was granted him
85:46
to make war with the Saints this is
85:48
chapter 13 verse 7 and authority was
85:52
given him over every tribe tongue and
85:55
nation verse 8 and all who dwell on
85:59
earth will worship Wow
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him that’s what Satan do er what Satan
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said to Jesus and the Trant on the
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temptation in the wilderness he said
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I’ll give you all the nations of the
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world if you’ll just bow down and what
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that’s all Satan’s always wanted all
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he’s wanted is worship because God is
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worshiped he wants to be worshiped and
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so he brings this Antichrist this person
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out to the world and pours out all of
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his power through him by the way do you
86:38
know what the Antichrist and the false
86:39
prophet can do you talk about believable
86:41
you’re gonna see in a moment the false
86:44
prophet can say you want to know if
86:46
we’re real and he calls down fire from
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heaven anywhere he wants he just can say
86:53
fire come down kind of like another
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movie I mean all that’s generated by
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Hollywood how would you like someone
87:01
that can walk on television and burn
87:04
stuff up at will like a super action
87:07
hero I mean everybody’s been watching
87:09
these movies what are we on the 21st
87:10
Marvel comic book movie right now
87:12
they’ve made billions of dollars to the
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world
87:14
ready for it and all of a sudden a
87:17
person comes out they can call down fire
87:20
from heaven if you saw that wouldn’t you
87:24
go Wow
87:26
see that’s how believable is going to be
87:29
everyone wants this God that they can
87:33
touch that does what they want and has
87:37
power and that the completely confusing
87:41
times are coming jesus said that it’s
87:44
gonna get so bad if it were possible to
87:46
deceive Christians he would even deceive
87:48
Christians into bowing down but the Lord
87:51
said it’s not possible I keep them
87:53
that’s what we call the security of the
87:56
believer that we can’t be deceived by
87:57
the devil ok what what did Jesus tell us
88:01
about Satan Jesus tells us in John 8:44
88:06
actually this is Jesus witnessing
88:08
sharing the gospel he shared the gospel
88:11
to the religious leaders who want to
88:13
know how to be saved because they didn’t
88:16
like him and they didn’t believe him and
88:17
Jesus said in John 8:44 you’re of your
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father the devil and the lusts of your
88:22
father you will do he was a murderer
88:24
from the beginning and when he speaks a
88:29
lie he speaks of his own for he is a
88:31
liar and the father of liars
88:35
Wow so Satan is a murderer a liar and
88:42
incites other people to lie so earlier
88:46
in John 10 Jesus said Satan only came to
88:51
kill to steal and to destroy see Satan
88:59
wins by destroying people if Satan can
89:04
get someone to commit suicide he won
89:06
because he destroyed him if Satan can
89:08
make someone murder another human he won
89:11
because he he loves humans he’s a
89:13
murderer he wants people to kill he is a
89:16
liar he is a father of lies he wants to
89:19
deceive him he wants to destroy so Satan
89:22
wins by destroying things that’s why the
89:25
gospel
89:26
wins by redeeming and by renewing and by
89:30
bringing life and by saving people it’s
89:33
very exciting to be an instrument in
89:36
God’s hands to save people from
89:39
destruction when you witness your saving
89:42
people from destruction now I have
89:45
something remember I told you you should
89:47
preach the gospel to yourself I have
89:49
this right here in my Bible taped right
89:51
in the front right next to my picture of
89:54
Bonnie taped in the front I have another
89:57
picture of Bonnie back here I call this
90:02
the the signature of God when God saves
90:07
us this is what he does I am forgiven
90:11
god has removed my debts
90:13
Christ died the substitutionary death to
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take the hopeless debt owed to God and
90:18
he pays it so God will never you know
90:22
make me face eternal destruction I am
90:25
justified God has changed my state
90:26
Christ has taken me as a guilty convict
90:30
and destroyed every record of my sin I
90:33
am regenerated God has given me a new
90:35
heart I am reconciled God has become my
90:37
friend I am adopted did you know when we
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had our children they didn’t pick us and
90:43
we didn’t pick them we just got them
90:45
when you adopt someone you pick up you
90:49
know adoptions really neat someone goes
90:51
looking for you wants you goes to the
90:53
orphanage and adopts you having children
90:56
you didn’t pick them they didn’t pick
90:58
you and there’s a real challenge there
91:00
God adopts us he came looking for us he
91:05
found us this is the gospel forgiveness
91:09
justification regeneration
91:10
reconciliation adoption redemption God
91:14
has changed my ownership
91:15
I am bought at a price I belong to him
91:18
I’m sanctified God is changing my
91:21
behavior did you know that the longer
91:23
you live the more your behavior should
91:25
be changed by God that’s what
91:26
sanctification is all about and so when
91:29
I preach the gospel to myself I actually
91:31
sit there and rehearse the seven
91:35
elements of my salvation now right there
91:38
in Dropbox where the notes
91:40
is that little paper and I would
91:42
encourage you if you ever struggle with
91:46
with kind of doubting you know God’s
91:48
plan and and what he’s done in your life
91:51
and many Christians even doubt their
91:52
salvation you should preach the gospel
91:53
to yourself I would encourage you to go
91:56
online get that run it off put it in
91:58
your Bible and preach the gospel to
92:00
yourself now before we go there are only
92:03
healthy Christians and Sikh Christians
92:05
which are you okay what does a healthy
92:08
Christian look like if you go to the
92:11
doctor’s office they take your vitals
92:13
they call it they check your pulse you
92:15
know they they take your temperature
92:17
they check the oxygen ization of and
92:20
they put that little thing on your
92:21
finger what does a healthy believer look
92:24
like number one healthy believers are
92:26
prompted by love jesus said he that has
92:28
my Commandments and keeps them now
92:30
because they’re afraid now because God’s
92:32
going to punish them but because they
92:34
love the Lord if you’re healthy your
92:38
Christian life is prompted by love you
92:42
read the Bible because you love the Lord
92:44
you memorize scriptures because you love
92:46
the Lord you witness because you love
92:47
the Lord we are prompted in fact in your
92:51
relationship with people you treat them
92:53
the way you should not because you have
92:56
to but because you want to because you
92:58
love the Lord secondly Titus 2:11 says
93:01
healthy believers are trained by grace
93:05
what does Titus 2:11 say the grace of
93:07
God that brings salvation teaches us to
93:11
deny ungodliness if you’re healthy grace
93:15
is teaching you to say no to sin by the
93:20
way these are basically this verse and
93:23
those three verses and these three these
93:28
are what I call my very favorite us
93:30
verses in the Bible they’re how I check
93:33
my spiritual health healthy believers
93:35
make daily choices do you remember what
93:37
they are
93:38
Ephesians 4:22 you put off the old
93:42
person you be renewed your mind and then
93:47
you put on that’s what Ephesians 4:22
93:50
through 24 says so I put off
93:54
the old sinful ways I’m acting I let God
93:57
change my mind and then I put on the new
93:59
creation I am in Christ that’s a daily
94:01
choice
94:02
it isn’t once at a campfire 30 years ago
94:05
it’s every day every day I say god I
94:08
want to take off the old you know
94:11
fleshly ways I want to strip them off
94:14
and I want you to change by repentance
94:17
my mind and I want to put on oh this one
94:20
you ought to look up look up psalm 101:3
94:22
i wonder some of you even know this
94:24
verse this is david making a sacred vow
94:29
and healthy believers make a sacred vow
94:32
to the Lord you know what it is I will
94:36
set verse three nothing wicked before my
94:39
eyes I hate the work of those that fall
94:42
away it shall not cling to me it’s a
94:45
sacred vow that I don’t want anything
94:48
that dishonours and this pleases the
94:51
Lord to entertain me that changes every
94:55
movie every game every music for the
94:59
rest of your life have you ever made
95:01
that sacred vow I will set nothing
95:05
wicked before me it will not cling to me
95:10
it’s not going to be part of my playlist
95:13
of life here’s another one Hebrews 9:14
95:16
clear out the bad files what do you do
95:18
with anything bad you’ve seen or heard
95:20
or done Hebrews 9:14 oh I’ll never
95:24
forget the day I memorize that verse how
95:26
much more shall the blood of Christ who
95:29
through the Eternal Spirit offered
95:30
himself without spot to God purge your
95:34
mind from dead works did you know God
95:37
can erase the files in your mind some of
95:40
you have pictures in your mind that you
95:42
should have erase some of you have
95:44
events some of you have songs some of
95:47
you I know bodies testimony that when
95:49
she got saved at age 21 she said she had
95:51
all these songs of that were godless and
95:56
the Lord erase them he clears out the
95:59
bad files that’s what he wants to do and
96:02
then Jesus wants us Hebrews 10:22 says
96:05
let us drawn
96:06
in full assurance of faith having a
96:09
heart sprinkled from an evil conscience
96:11
he wants us to be bold you know what the
96:13
Bible says righteous people are as bold
96:16
as a lion but the wicked run when those
96:19
chasing them God wants us to have holy
96:21
boldness and to renew our consecration
96:25
every day to God
96:27
what does consecration mean I surrender
96:30
to you I want you to make me as as
96:33
faithful a servant member jesus said
96:35
well done good and faithful servant
96:37
it’s me surrendering to be that servant
96:40
that’s what consecration is and it is
96:42
involved in Romans 6 with me presenting
96:45
you know if I if I present my phone to
96:49
you I give up my control of it to you
96:52
have you ever you know when you have
96:54
someone take a picture of you you go
96:56
will you take a picture of me and you
96:58
look them over to make sure they’re not
96:59
gonna steal your phone because you’re
97:01
surrendering it God says I want you to
97:04
surrender over and over to me have a
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great break see you in 10 minutes
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you
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