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Be Humble or You'll Stumble Part 2

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July 13, 2019
27:33

The Connection with Skip Heitzig

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  • Looking for a ray of light.
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  • Looking for something better than this.
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  • Oh, so tired of the black and white
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  • longing for prism light.
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  • Oh, the bliss.
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  • Flowing at the speed of light.
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  • Was a color in the night.
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  • Moving at the speed of light.
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  • Was a color in the night.
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  • Joy unspeakable and full of colors.
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  • Found a hope so bright and clear.
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  • Living in the realm of grace so vivid.
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  • Our Savior's radiance so very near to me.
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  • male announcer: Writer Andrew Murray said,
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  • "Just as water always seeks and fills the lowest place,
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  • so the moment God finds men abased and empty his glory
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  • and power flow in to exalt and to bless."
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  • Today on "Connect with Skip Heitzig," Skip tells us more
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  • about how an attitude of humility invites God to
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  • work wonderfully in your life.
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  • Skip Heitzig: The unfathomable love of God
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  • in sending his son to pay the penalty for sin
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  • so that we could be forgiven.
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  • For Jesus humility was painful. Now let's apply that.
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  • For you and I humility is gonna be painful.
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  • Not as painful as it was for Jesus, probably not.
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  • It says in the book of Hebrews we have not resisted to the
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  • point of shedding blood, but it's gonna cost, nonetheless.
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  • It hurts, as I said, to swallow pride.
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  • It's gonna cost you comfort to be humble.
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  • It's gonna cost you, perhaps, your reputation
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  • if you humble yourself.
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  • It could cost you a whole lot of misunderstanding.
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  • It's gonna cost you time.
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  • It's even gonna cost you money, so humility is sometimes
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  • painful, but here is the second fundamental truth about
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  • humility, and this is really the crux of these verses.
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  • Humility is always hopeful.
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  • Beginning in verse 9, it's a complete reversal
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  • of verses 6 through 8.
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  • So, verse 6, 7, and 8 it's like Jesus went down,
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  • down, down, down, death on the cross.
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  • Now beginning in verse 9 it's he went up,
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  • up, up to the highest possible level.
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  • Verse 9, "Therefore God has also highly exalted him and given him
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  • the name which is above every name,
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  • that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
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  • of those in heaven, and those on earth,
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  • and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should
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  • confess that Jesus Christ is Lord,
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  • to the glory of God the Father."
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  • Notice the word "therefore."
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  • "Therefore" in verse 9 refers back to the thought in verse 8,
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  • so here is the thought: because Jesus humbled himself before
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  • the Father, the Father has exalted Christ.
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  • This is what the Father has done for Jesus.
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  • What has he done?
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  • Highly exalted him. Highly exalted him.
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  • The words "highly exalted," it's one word in the Greek.
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  • It's huperupsoó, which means hyper exalted.
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  • Huper, hyper. Or super exalted.
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  • It means to lift up and over, so Jesus said,
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  • "I'm going low, low, low."
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  • And God says, "I will lift, lift, lift.
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  • I will hyper lift. I will super exalt Jesus."
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  • A thought struck me as I was going through
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  • the study this week.
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  • I'm going through this.
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  • I'm looking at what God's estimation of--is of Jesus in
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  • exalting him, and this thought struck me.
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  • God the Father's treatment of Christ,
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  • view of Christ, estimation of Christ is the polar opposite
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  • of the world's estimation of Christ.
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  • For the most part it is, so here is an example.
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  • When Jesus came to heal the daughter of the ruler of the
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  • synagogue in Luke 8, it says they laughed him to scorn.
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  • When Jesus said, "No man can serve two masters.
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  • You can't serve God and money," we are told
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  • the Pharisees sneered at him.
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  • When Jesus raised up Lazarus from the dead,
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  • the leaders plotted to put him to death.
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  • When Jesus stood before that same crowd,
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  • the Sanhedrin in Matthew 26, they spat in his face.
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  • They beat him.
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  • Others struck him with the palms of their hands.
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  • And when Jesus was given by them to the Romans,
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  • it says they struck him, they mocked him,
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  • and they led him away to be crucified.
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  • So, how did the world treat Jesus?
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  • With rejection and extermination.
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  • How did God treat Jesus?
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  • With hyper exaltation, super exaltation.
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  • Now, the focus of Paul is the upward trajectory after the
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  • cross, the upward trajectory of being exalted.
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  • God highly exalted him.
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  • What I want you--what I wanna do is,
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  • sort of, expand your knowledge of that and let you know that
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  • the exaltation of Christ came in four phases.
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  • First of all, there was the Resurrection.
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  • Jesus died at the hands of sinful men,
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  • but it says in Acts chapter 2 Peter says,
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  • "This Jesus whom you crucified God has raised up to new life."
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  • Resurrection: first phase of the exaltation.
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  • Second phase: his ascension into heaven.
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  • The disciples were there when it happened.
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  • They stood on the Mount of Olives.
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  • They're standing there with Jesus and suddenly
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  • he starts, like, floating up.
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  • They're watching him.
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  • [ascending sound]
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  • "Bye."
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  • He vanished out of their sight. He left.
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  • He ascended up into heaven, where he sits
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  • at the right hand of God.
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  • Takes us to the third phase.
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  • After the Resurrection, after the Ascension, his dominion.
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  • Jesus, after the Resurrection, said,
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  • "All authority in heaven and on earth is given to me,"
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  • so Jesus took his rightful place of dominion
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  • with the Father in heaven.
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  • And the fourth phase was a new position
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  • for Jesus: intercession.
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  • Intercession.
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  • Here is what I want you to think of: Jesus is not inactive.
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  • He's not just sitting around heaven looking at the Father
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  • going, "So, what do we do today?
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  • Are we just gonna hang out together?"
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  • No, he is very busy. He's very active.
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  • Jesus died on the cross.
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  • He acted as Savior by becoming the sacrifice.
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  • Today, he is playing the role of the great high priest,
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  • so this is what the book of Hebrews says in chapter 7.
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  • He, Jesus, always lives to make intercession for us.
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  • You know what intercession is, right?
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  • He's praying for you.
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  • How does that make you feel?
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  • Jesus Christ is praying for you, speaking
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  • about you to his Father.
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  • Can you lose with that?
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  • I mean, I don't know how you feel when somebody goes,
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  • "Hey, I've been praying for you lately."
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  • You go, "Thank you, that makes me feel really good."
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  • Jesus is saying to you, "I've been praying for you lately."
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  • He ever lives to make intercession for us,
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  • so his work of redemption is over.
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  • His work of intercession is ongoing.
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  • He is our heavenly attorney.
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  • No lawyer jokes here.
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  • He is our--you can't get a better attorney.
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  • Mary is not your heavenly attorney.
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  • The saints are not your heavenly attorneys.
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  • Jesus himself is the one who talks to the
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  • Father on your behalf.
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  • Humility is always hopeful.
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  • Look at verse 9 again.
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  • God has super exalted him, huperupsoó.
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  • He's highly exalted him and given him--does it say "a name"?
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  • It says "the name." Thank you.
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  • The name. Definite article.
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  • He has given him the name which is above every name.
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  • In other words, God the Father has given Jesus a designation.
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  • Not a common name, but some superlative name that marks
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  • Jesus far and above all others, all comparison.
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  • Now, what is the name that is above all other names?
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  • Well, you could say--well, it says in verse 10 it's
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  • at the name of Jesus.
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  • Yes, but that was his name at birth,
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  • and that is--that was--I mean, when you hear "Jesus" today
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  • everybody knows who we're talking about.
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  • But 2.000 years ago if you say "Jesus," you
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  • know what they're gonna say to you?
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  • "Which one?"
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  • It was such a common name that Jesus had to be called Jesus
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  • of Nazareth, 'cause there was Jesus of Cana,
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  • Jesus of Capernaum.
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  • There were so many different people named Yeshua.
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  • Jesus was such a common name, so when Paul says God has given him
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  • a name--the name above all names,
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  • we're told what that name is, but not until verse 11.
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  • It's not the name of Jesus, his common earthly name.
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  • It says, "And every tongue will confess that
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  • Jesus Christ is," what?
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  • That's the name. Lord.
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  • Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father.
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  • Here is what I want you to see.
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  • Here is what Paul is saying: God the Father is calling
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  • Jesus Christ the Lord.
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  • This is monumental.
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  • In the New Testament there are two uses of the term "lord."
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  • The first term is, sort of, a term of respect.
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  • It's the equivalent of sir, small l for lord,
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  • so you might say to a master of a house,
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  • "Lord," but you use it in the small, lower case l.
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  • It's a term of respect. Sir.
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  • The second and most common usage is God the Lord,
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  • because the term "Lord" was a typical Jewish term for
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  • referring to God and here is why.
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  • Jews had long believed that the name of God was ineffable.
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  • That is, unpronounceable.
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  • You, as a human being, should never utter the name of God and
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  • because of that we still don't know how the original name of
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  • God is to be pronounced.
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  • We only have four letters in Hebrew, four consonants.
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  • That's all they left us, and that is the equivalent
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  • of Y-H-V-H or Y-H-W-H.
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  • Some might say Yahweh or Yahveh or Yahuah or Jehovah.
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  • We don't really know how it's pronounced,
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  • because when they got to the name of God
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  • they didn't pronounce it.
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  • They would either bow and say, "HaShem," which means
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  • "the name," or they substituted it with the Hebrew term "Lord."
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  • Adonai. Adonai.
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  • So much so that even today the English translation of your
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  • Old Testament, most modern translations,
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  • will render the Hebrew Tetragrammaton,
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  • the YHVH, as Adonai or the Lord.
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  • It says in English the Lord, the Lord,
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  • so "the Lord" was their designation for God,
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  • so God is giving Jesus the supreme divine title
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  • as the Lord of all.
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  • Now, this was predicted.
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  • This isn't something that should throw you, like, "Really?
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  • God the Lord is calling Jesus God the Lord?"
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  • Yep, it had been predicted back in Daniel chapter 7.
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  • Daniel gets a vision of the Son of Man.
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  • The "Son of Man" was a title Jesus called himself, right?
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  • Listen to the vision.
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  • "To him was given dominion, glory,
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  • and a kingdom.
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  • His dominion is an everlasting dominion.
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  • His kingdom is the one which will not be destroyed."
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  • That's a description of lordship.
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  • That's a description of sovereign control
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  • for the Son of Man.
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  • It had been predicted. It was also preached.
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  • Peter in Acts chapter 2, on the day of Pentecost,
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  • says, "This Jesus God raised up, being exalted
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  • to the right hand of God.
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  • Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God
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  • has made this Jesus, whom you crucified,
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  • both Lord and Christ."
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  • Not only that, but it will be proclaimed.
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  • It will be proclaimed.
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  • John gets taken up in a vision and sees heaven,
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  • and he hears all the angelic hosts and all the people who are
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  • in heaven praising God, and we are told in Revelation 5 they
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  • say, "'Worthy is the Lamb who was slain to receive power and
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  • riches and wisdom, and strength and honor
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  • and glory and blessing!'
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  • And every creature which is in heaven and on the
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  • earth and under the earth and such as are in the sea,
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  • and all that are in them, I heard saying: 'Blessing and
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  • honor and glory and power be to him who sits on the throne,
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  • and to the Lamb, forever and ever!'"
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  • It is the wholesale worship of the Father and the Son as Lord.
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  • Now, when Jesus comes back, Revelation 19,
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  • he's coming with a sign.
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  • He's coming with his own name that is written on him like in
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  • a banner, and you remember what it's gonna say?
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  • King of kings and Lord of lords, so I just want you to get this.
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  • The reward for Jesus's humility is being super exalted by God
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  • the Father with this designation as Lord of all.
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  • In fact, you know this verse really well.
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  • You know if you were out on the street you could finish it if
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  • I were to say, "Hey, that at the name of Jesus every," and
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  • you go, "Knee shall bow and tongue shall confess."
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  • You know this verse.
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  • What you may not know is Paul is quoting this verse
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  • from the Old Testament.
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  • He's not like--this isn't new material.
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  • He's not saying, "Here is something cool.
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  • Every knee will bow. Every tongue will confess.
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  • Let's sing that."
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  • He is quoting Isaiah 45.
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  • Now listen to it in the original,
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  • from the Old Testament.
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  • Isaiah chapter 45: "I am God."
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  • Here is the quote: "I am God and there is no other.
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  • Unto me every knee will bow and every tongue will confess."
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  • So here is God with that name, giving it to Jesus Christ.
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  • That at the name of Jesus every knee will bow,
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  • every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord
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  • to the glory of God the Father.
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  • Now, as amazing as this passage is theologically
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  • that really isn't Paul's point.
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  • Paul's point is ethically.
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  • He's using Jesus as an example for us,
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  • so what Paul is trying to say is,
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  • "Look, here is the principle: God exalts the humble.
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  • God exalts the humble."
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  • 1 Peter chapter 5, "Humble yourself under the mighty hand
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  • of God, that he may exalt you," you, "in due time."
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  • "Humble yourself under the mighty hand of God,
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  • that he may exalt you in due time."
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  • Humility is sometimes painful, but humility is always hopeful.
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  • You're going to be raised up.
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  • When? In due time.
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  • "What time is that?
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  • I've been down here in Humilityville for a long
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  • time, and it hurts."
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  • In due time.
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  • God knows just the right time to raise you up, to lift you up.
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  • Here is the grand point: trust God enough with your life
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  • that you don't live for people's affirmation,
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  • but you wait for God's exaltation.
  • 00:17:38.120 --> 00:17:42.070
  • You see, some people just live to be affirmed by people.
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  • "Pat me on the back. Tell me I'm nice.
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  • Tell me I look good. I need that all the time.
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  • I need that," but I'm saying trust God enough with your life.
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  • Rather than having to live for people's affirmation you will
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  • wait for God raising you up, God's exaltation.
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  • That's Paul's grand point.
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  • Humility is sometimes painful.
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  • Humility is always hopeful. It will be rewarded.
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  • Here is the third and final truth: humility is ever needful.
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  • Now, could we just step back from this whole passage and
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  • understand that what Paul has been saying is that this is how
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  • we ought to treat each other.
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  • We ought to treat each other a certain way.
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  • Back to verse 3.
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  • "Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit,
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  • but in lowliness of mind," humility,
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  • "let each esteem others better than himself.
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  • Let each of you look not only on his own interests,
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  • but also on the interests of others."
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  • That's verse 4.
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  • Then it says, "Let this mind be in you which was also in Jesus."
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  • He got really low, God raised him up really high.
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  • Now, I want you to think about this.
  • 00:18:57.250 --> 00:18:59.040
  • Here is the thought.
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  • I'm kinda boiling-- each time I'm just boiling
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  • this down a little further.
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  • If Jesus Christ can humble himself,
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  • you can humble yourself.
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  • "What do you mean?"
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  • You know, somebody gets in our face we kinda puff up,
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  • "Hey, do you know who I am?"
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  • Hey, reality check here.
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  • If Jesus Christ can humble himself,
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  • you can humble yourself, buckaroo.
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  • "What do you mean, Jesus?"
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  • Yeah,well, if he's Lord of all and God the Father designates
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  • him as Lord over all so much so that every knee will
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  • bow and every tongue will confess,
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  • if that guy humbled himself, guess what?
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  • I think you can give up a little pride.
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  • And the other point complementary to that,
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  • if God the Father in due time exalted Jesus and has stated the
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  • principle over and over again, five times in the New Testament,
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  • he will exalt the humble, then he'll exalt you.
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  • If God can exalt Jesus, he can exalt you,
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  • so here is the principle: the way up is down.
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  • The way down is always the way up.
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  • Hey, fastest way to get down--and I don't mean
  • 00:20:12.000 --> 00:20:14.230
  • get down with your bad self.
  • 00:20:14.240 --> 00:20:16.070
  • I mean you wanna go down, just puff yourself up.
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  • Just you--might not be today, but you're going down and if you
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  • wanna be raised up you go low.
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  • You humble yourself before it happens to you, and it will.
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  • So, the way up is down, the way down is always the way up.
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  • Jesus said, Luke chapter 18, "Whoever exalts himself will be
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  • humbled and whoever humbles himself will be exalted."
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  • Principle of Scripture.
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  • Question, how do I know when I've arrived at humility?
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  • Well, that's the thing about humility.
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  • You never do, because once you think you have,
  • 00:21:03.030 --> 00:21:05.040
  • you haven't, right?
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  • Humility is that thing.
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  • The day you think you have humility,
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  • that's the day you lost it.
  • 00:21:09.210 --> 00:21:11.060
  • If you're walking around going, "Man,
  • 00:21:11.070 --> 00:21:12.160
  • I'm really getting good at this humble thing," out the window.
  • 00:21:12.170 --> 00:21:18.040
  • So, following Jesus will cost you sacrifice and service,
  • 00:21:18.050 --> 00:21:23.030
  • but following Jesus in obedience and humility also pays.
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  • God will reward humility, and it will bring unity.
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  • It will improve the lives of people around you.
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  • When you and I look out for other people's interests
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  • it makes a dramatic impact.
  • 00:21:36.080 --> 00:21:39.160
  • I wanna close with this true illustration.
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  • Happened just this last week.
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  • So, at the beginning of this service you saw that little
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  • video announcement of Feed New Mexico Kids, right?
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  • Holly was on the screen talking about it,
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  • so what that showed me is that there is a lot of
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  • self-sacrificing, loving people here who are willing,
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  • when they go to the grocery store,
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  • to spend a little bit extra and think of kids who don't have
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  • something and make sure they have something.
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  • And God has so blessed that and so rewarded that that last week
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  • she gets a call from a ministry leader here in town,
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  • saying, "I wanna give.
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  • I've been given a huge donation of cookies.
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  • I wanna give--I wanna share this donation with you."
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  • She goes like, "How many cookies are you talking about?"
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  • He says, "I wanna give you 350 pounds of cookies."
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  • She goes, "Okay, I'll take 'em," so she gets a truck and brings
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  • the cookies, picks 'em up and drives them here to the church.
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  • When she gets to the church, a staff member comes up to her and
  • 00:22:35.270 --> 00:22:39.280
  • says, "Hey, you came at just the right time.
  • 00:22:39.290 --> 00:22:41.270
  • Somebody heard about Feed New Mexico Kids on the radio,
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  • and they just donated 160 quarts of milk,"
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  • stable milk, shelf-stable milk.
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  • The expiration date hasn't arrived.
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  • It's good milk, so she just thought about that,
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  • and she goes, "What kind of a God is it that we serve
  • 00:22:57.140 --> 00:23:01.100
  • who is that merciful?
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  • That he sees, you know, New Mexico as the number-one state
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  • in the United States for childhood hunger,
  • 00:23:07.210 --> 00:23:10.250
  • but he thinks that kids this year ought to start their school
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  • year off with some milk and cookies?"
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  • I love that.
  • 00:23:18.130 --> 00:23:23.040
  • It makes a dramatic impact in people's lives.
  • 00:23:23.050 --> 00:23:26.030
  • How much is God into humility?
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  • How much is he drawn to humility?
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  • Well, in Job 22 we are told God saves the humble,
  • 00:23:32.040 --> 00:23:36.140
  • in Psalm 10 God listens to the humble,
  • 00:23:36.150 --> 00:23:40.080
  • and in Isaiah chapter 57 God says,
  • 00:23:40.090 --> 00:23:42.140
  • "I dwell with the humble."
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  • I think he's into it.
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  • I think he responds to it quicker than just
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  • about any other attribute.
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  • When you're humble, broken, needy you go low.
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  • God says, "I like that." He's drawn to that.
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  • One final thought.
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  • I mentioned Adonai as the Hebrew word for Lord,
  • 00:24:04.270 --> 00:24:07.220
  • but it's uniquely written.
  • 00:24:07.230 --> 00:24:09.020
  • Adonai has a personalized ending,
  • 00:24:09.030 --> 00:24:11.060
  • and it just doesn't mean "the Lord."
  • 00:24:11.070 --> 00:24:12.180
  • It means "my Lord" or "the Lord who is my Lord."
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  • Adonai: he is my Lord, sovereign over my life.
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  • So when Thomas saw Jesus after the Resurrection he said,
  • 00:24:21.240 --> 00:24:25.260
  • "My Lord and my God."
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  • He personalized it.
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  • The first step toward God, if your life is not in his hands
  • 00:24:31.160 --> 00:24:35.270
  • yet, the first step toward God is humility, never pride.
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  • You never walk up to a guy and go,
  • 00:24:43.080 --> 00:24:45.070
  • "Do you know who I am?
  • 00:24:45.080 --> 00:24:48.040
  • I work really hard at getting you to like me."
  • 00:24:48.050 --> 00:24:51.260
  • [buzzer sound]
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  • Wrong approach.
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  • "I am sincere, devout, deeply religious."
  • 00:24:56.000 --> 00:25:00.090
  • [buzzer sound]
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  • Not a good approach. Not a good tact.
  • 00:25:01.250 --> 00:25:06.050
  • If you go, "God, I got nothing."
  • 00:25:06.060 --> 00:25:10.110
  • "Oh, what's that?" "I got nothing.
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  • I'm broken. I'm a sinner.
  • 00:25:13.030 --> 00:25:14.210
  • I need you. I need forgiveness.
  • 00:25:14.220 --> 00:25:16.100
  • I have nothing to offer, but I will receive what
  • 00:25:16.110 --> 00:25:18.220
  • you want to give me."
  • 00:25:18.230 --> 00:25:20.190
  • God says, "Now I'm all about that."
  • 00:25:20.200 --> 00:25:23.090
  • He'll respond to that. God saves the humble.
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  • He listens to the humble.
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  • He dwells among the humble, because he knows the truth,
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  • and that is the truth.
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  • He is the Lord and you are not.
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  • You need him and if you have never personally asked Jesus to
  • 00:25:37.040 --> 00:25:44.060
  • be your Lord, your Master, your Savior that's what you need.
  • 00:25:44.070 --> 00:25:49.210
  • You can't say, "I was raised in the church all my life.
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  • I went to church. I went to Mass.
  • 00:25:52.120 --> 00:25:53.210
  • I have people in my family who are in the ministry."
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  • Have you personally surrendered your life
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  • to Christ is the issue, is the issue.
  • 00:25:59.260 --> 00:26:05.010
  • Blessed are the poor in spirit.
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  • Theirs is the kingdom of God.
  • 00:26:09.060 --> 00:26:12.010
  • You come humble, you come broken,
  • 00:26:12.020 --> 00:26:13.210
  • you come needy, you ask for forgiveness--Bible calls that
  • 00:26:13.220 --> 00:26:16.270
  • repentance--and you'll be saved.
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  • power of the Holy Spirit.
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  • announcer: Counselor, Helper, Comforter.
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  • These are some of the names for the Holy Spirit,
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  • the third person in the Trinity who wants to empower your life.
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  • The Holy Spirit isn't a warm, fuzzy feeling.
  • 00:26:44.080 --> 00:26:46.290
  • He's a person who loves you and works in
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  • you to become more like Jesus.
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  • DVD, "Expound: Holy Spirit," plus this booklet,
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  • announcer: The path to humility is a hard one,
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  • but it will always be rewarded.
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  • a healthy spiritual life.
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