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November 3, 2019
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Winning Walk with Ed Young

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  • Dr Ed Young: Moses wrote more of the Bible than any other
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  • single individual.
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  • Moses.
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  • The second person that wrote the most, you'll never guess,
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  • would be Ezra.
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  • You never guessed him.
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  • Third would be Luke.
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  • Fourth would be Paul.
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  • So you can look at the Bible and the amount that you have
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  • there, Moses is way, way ahead of anyone else who wrote holy
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  • Scripture inspired by God.
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  • How important he is and how God orchestrated his life
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  • for a purpose.
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  • God worked in Moses in marvelous ways, and by the way, you could
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  • pick out anybody here just pluck you out of the congregation,
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  • stand anybody up here, and after a period of time, we'd
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  • begin to see what God had planned and purposed for that
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  • life because he has a plan and a purpose for every single
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  • life.
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  • We need to understand that.
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  • But we see Moses.
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  • Moses purpose in the world was just overwhelming.
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  • Here he was a throw away baby in the Nile.
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  • Pharaoh's daughter comes and brings him up as his-- as
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  • her own son.
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  • And he is brought up as royalty.
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  • Think about it.
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  • The best food the, best education, the best clothes, all
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  • the prestige that you have being a part of Pharaoh's family.
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  • Think about it, brought up as royalty 40 years of his life.
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  • Then all of a sudden we see a temper flare up and he kills
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  • an Egyptian who's abusing an Israelite.
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  • Moses had a temper and we see because of that he went
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  • to Midian and he stayed in Midian for 40 years
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  • out in the middle of nowhere, where there was rocks,
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  • and sheep, and animals, and he was a nobody for 40 years.
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  • First 40 years, he was a somebody.
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  • Second 40 years, he was a nobody.
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  • But those two periods of his life, 80 years, prepared him
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  • for his purpose God had for him, which was to bring his peculiar
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  • people out of slavery, and to build a new nation that
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  • was Holy unto God, who could communicate the purpose
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  • and the holiness of God to the rest of the world.
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  • So, we see even when he was a nobody he was discovering how
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  • to live in wildernesses, how to live in a barren place, how
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  • to live where there was desolation.
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  • See how God used him when he was royalty.
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  • God used him when he was nobody to prepared him to be God's
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  • somebody as he brought the Israelites out of captivity.
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  • Brought them out of captivity into a new nation.
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  • So, we see these watersheds in his life.
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  • He's out there in Midian and one day he sees a bush.
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  • It's burning.
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  • By the way that's not the first bush he'd ever seen on fire.
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  • You'd see bushfires out there in the wilderness area.
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  • A bush was burning so what?
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  • But Moses with his astute observation discovered the bush
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  • burned, and burned, and burned, and it didn't burn up.
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  • It wasn't consumed.
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  • It was wasn't consumed.
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  • He said, "Oh, this is some kind of special bush.
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  • Some kind of holy bush."
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  • One commentator says we look at that burning bush that did
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  • not burn up.
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  • Boy, that was some special bush.
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  • He said No.
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  • When God's in a bush, any old bush will do.
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  • That's the important thing.
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  • When God's in your life or my life, nobody special, just any
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  • old life will do when God is in that life.
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  • So, this bush was burning and Moses bowed
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  • down and received a commission of God to go back and use his
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  • ability to communicate with royalty.
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  • Not everybody can do that.
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  • He was brought up in the palace.
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  • So, he communicates with Pharaoh and those ten plagues and we see
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  • his temper flaring up again between the ninth and tenth
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  • plague.
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  • God told him Pharaoh is not going to listen.
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  • And Pharaoh didn't listen.
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  • And Moses got mad about it.
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  • God told him Pharaoh wasn't gonna listen.
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  • He still-- his temper flares up again.
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  • And we see this temper flare up all the way through Moses as
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  • he led them over through the sea, led them
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  • into the wilderness area, and he led them all the way to the foot
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  • of Mount Sinai, into this barren area called the wilderness,
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  • a place of nothingness.
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  • And then he goes up on that mountain 40 days and God writes
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  • his moral law for his people down on those tablets.
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  • And he comes down and what does he find?
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  • He finds those previously known as slaves, now they were still
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  • slaves and they start acting like a slave because they began
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  • to worship as they saw the Egyptians worshiping.
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  • And the Bible tells us that Aaron had gold and silver
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  • brought in and he formed a golden calf, and they were
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  • bowing down and worshiping a golden calf.
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  • And Moses comes down and says, "What is this?
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  • What are you doing?"
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  • And Aaron says, "Well, you know, I just took some gold and silver
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  • and threw it into the fire and boom automatic calf.
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  • Supernatural."
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  • Moses laughed at that.
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  • He was so angry at the idolatry of God's people that he in anger
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  • threw down the tablets of which God had written the ten basic
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  • moral laws.
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  • Temper.
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  • Moses's temper.
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  • And we see this all the way through.
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  • And now suddenly he's at the foot of Mount Sinai
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  • in our Scripture.
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  • And all this time, remember the cloud had told them exactly
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  • where they were to live, how they were to move, and now
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  • the cloud begins to move.
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  • So they see it's time now to go into the Promised Land.
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  • But look what we have with God's peculiar people.
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  • That's all of you by the way.
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  • Look what he-- look what he has here in chapter 11 of Numbers.
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  • "Now when the people complained, it displeased the Lord,
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  • for the Lord heard it, and his anger was aroused."
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  • And then jump down, if you would, to verse number 4.
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  • "Now the mixed multitude," that was a rebel.
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  • Anytime God's doin' somethin', you're gonna have the rebel.
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  • Do you notice that if God's not doing anything and there won't
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  • be those rebel rousers.
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  • There won't be those rebellious people.
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  • God's doin' somethin', here's a rebel.
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  • The mixed multitude, people just following along with God's
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  • people, they know the language of the kingdom, but they don't
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  • live according to the principles of the kingdom.
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  • We got a lot of that do we not?
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  • And the rebel were among them yielded to intense craving.
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  • What is intense craving?
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  • They were addicted.
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  • Look what they were addicted to.
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  • We can identify with this.
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  • "So the children of Israel also wept aloud and said, 'Who will
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  • give us meat to eat?
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  • We remember the fish, which we ate freely in Egypt,
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  • the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions,
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  • and the garlic.
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  • But now our whole being is being dried up.
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  • There is nothing all to eat except manna before our eyes.'"
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  • You know what the word "manna" means?
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  • What is it?
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  • Manna, what is it?
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  • Here's manna, that was the food that God gave to his people
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  • to eat.
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  • Water was provided.
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  • Food was now provided.
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  • And they had it up to here with manna.
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  • The next verse it tells us they had fried manna.
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  • They had boiled manner.
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  • They had filleted manna.
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  • They had mixed manna up as desserts.
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  • They had-- they prepared manna with a thousand and one recipes.
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  • And they said, "We are sick and tired of manna.
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  • We want meat. Meat."
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  • They complain.
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  • God got angry and look what happened to Moses.
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  • Read in verse number 10, "Then Moses heard the people weeping
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  • throughout their families even at the foot of the tent."
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  • They were outside the tabernacle weeping.
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  • "And the anger of the Lord was greatly aroused, and Moses was
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  • also displeased," Moses was depressed.
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  • That's the word.
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  • And Moses said to the Lord-- now Moses was not only depressed,
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  • he's angry at God.
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  • "Why have you afflicted your servant?
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  • And why have I not found favor in your sight that you have laid
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  • the burden of all these people on me?
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  • Did I conceive all these people?"
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  • He said was I the mother of all these people?
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  • "Did I beget them that you should say to me, 'Carry them
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  • in your bosom as a guardian carries a nursing child
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  • to the land which you swore to their fathers?
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  • Where am I,' Moses asked God, 'to get meat to give to all
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  • these people?
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  • For they weep all over me saying give us meat that we may eat.
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  • I'm not able to bear all these people alone,' said Moses,
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  • 'Because the burden is too heavy for me and if you treat me
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  • like this please kill me here and now-- if I have found favor
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  • in your sight.
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  • And do not let me see my own wretchedness.'"
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  • Here is Moses, this great guy, who's fighting
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  • with a temper and now with depression.
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  • He gets mad.
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  • Now he's depressed.
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  • He's depressed and now he gets mad.
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  • He's mad at God.
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  • He's depressed because the people are still rebellious
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  • and they're not following the principles.
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  • They don't realize this is the way, the path to freedom.
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  • And now we see God's answer to Moses.
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  • It is just as usual right on target to all of this.
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  • Look what he says.
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  • "So the Lord said to Moses, 'Gather to me 70 men
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  • of the elders of Israel whom you know to be elders of the people
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  • and offers his over them, and bring them to the tabernacle
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  • of meeting that they may stand there with you.'
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  • Then God says, 'I will come down and talk with you there
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  • and I will take of the Spirit that is upon you,'" Moses,
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  • "'I'll put that same Spirit upon them and you shall bear
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  • the burden of the people with you, and you may not bear
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  • it yourself alone.'" What's he saying?
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  • He said, "Moses, look at all these people.
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  • You have got all of these people here who have the talent to go
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  • and help you.
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  • You're complaining to me about oh, this job is too big.
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  • I've got 2.000.000 people to look after here.
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  • I just can't do it.
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  • Man, pick out 70 elders here and they'll--" and God says,
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  • "The Spirit I've given to you, I will implant in those elders."
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  • You got a problem? Anybody got any problem?
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  • Oh, Lord I can't handle this, this is too much.
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  • God has probably put around you and me those who can come
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  • along your side and my side and help us.
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  • And we just sit there whining and complaining
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  • about the problem we have, when he's given us all we need to do
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  • the task that he has for you.
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  • And the task that he had for me.
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  • Just like he did for Mo.
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  • Exactly like he did.
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  • And then we see the rest of it here.
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  • It gets even clearer here for it.
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  • "He says, And you shall say to the people, 'Consecrate
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  • yourselves, for tomorrow you shall eat meat.'" God says I'm
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  • going to give the people meat.
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  • Huh.
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  • "That you may have wept in the hearing of the Lord
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  • saying, 'Who will give us meat to eat?
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  • For it was well with us in Egypt.'
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  • Therefore, the Lord will give you meat and you shall eat.
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  • You shall eat not one day, not two days, not five days, not ten
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  • days, not 20 days, but for a whole month until it
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  • comes out of your nostrils, and behold and become loathsome
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  • to you because you have despised the Lord who is among you
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  • and have wept before him saying, 'Why did we ever come
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  • out of Egypt?'"
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  • Some guy, "Boy, I sure do wish for the good old days."
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  • Be careful what you wish for, ladies and gentlemen.
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  • Look back on the good ol' days, they may not be as good as you
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  • remember them to be.
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  • I was a boy, in our yard we had what I call the big tree.
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  • When I was little I'd go out and say, "Mom, I'm gonna go
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  • and climb the big tree."
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  • I went home a few years ago.
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  • Went to my old house there to look and I wanted to see
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  • the big tree.
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  • It's about this high.
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  • I said, "Surely that's not the big tree.
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  • I remember those lambs, those branches, they're still there."
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  • You see, they looked back and said, "Boy, we were slaves
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  • in Egypt.
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  • We had fish, and we had melons, and we add onions, we add
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  • garlic, we had all the vegetables.
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  • And now we don't have any meat to eat."
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  • Listen, they had the leftovers from the masters.
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  • They were slaves.
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  • But they remember it in a different way.
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  • They wanted to go back into slavery because they
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  • couldn't handle freedom.
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  • They couldn't handle the manna that God had provided for them,
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  • which was a supernatural gift.
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  • We want meat.
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  • Look at verse 21, "And Moses said, 'The people who I am
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  • among are 600.000 men on foot.
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  • Yet you said I will give meat that they should eat for a whole
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  • month.
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  • Shall the flocks and the herds be slaughtered for them
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  • to provide enough for them, of all the fish in the sea be
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  • gathered for them to provide meat for them?'" See, Moses is
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  • doubting God can provide meat for the children.
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  • Now, here God had been providing with manna and water
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  • for 2.000.000 people.
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  • Now they want meat and Moses says, "Well, God, I don't see
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  • how in the world you can provide meat for them."
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  • But look what God did.
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  • Look at verse 23.
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  • "The Lord said to Moses, 'Has the Lord's arm been shortened?
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  • Now you shall see what I say to you will happen.'" Verse 31,
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  • "Now a wind went out from the Lord and it brought
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  • quail from the sea and left them floundering near the camp
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  • about a day's journey on this side, about a day's journey
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  • on the other side, all around the camp and about two
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  • cubits above the surface of the ground.
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  • And the people stayed up all that day, all night, all
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  • the next day, and gathered the quail, and each one gathered
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  • at least six homers.
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  • And they spread them out for themselves
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  • around the camp.
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  • And while the meat was still between their teeth before it
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  • was chewed the wrath of God was aroused against the people
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  • and the Lord struck the people with a very great plague."
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  • God can't provide, his arms too short to provide meat
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  • for the people and then all the quail came.
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  • You know what a cubit is?
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  • A cubit was measured using the tip of your long finger
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  • to your elbow about 18 inches.
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  • That's a cubit.
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  • They had three feet of quail all around, miles and miles
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  • around the camp.
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  • And everyone gathered at least ten homers of quail.
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  • A homer was 59 gallons.
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  • Each person has at least 59 gallons of quail.
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  • You think they got enough meat to eat?
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  • Oh, how beautiful it is.
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  • But here is Moses there.
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  • Moses trying to build a holy, worshipping, special people
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  • out of people who had 400 years of slavery.
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  • We have all these rules and regulations, commandments
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  • to bring them out of there.
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  • And now the cloud moves from the foot of Sinai.
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  • They'd been there for a year.
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  • The cloud moves and now he has to move the people and they're
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  • complaining.
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  • Moses is depressed.
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  • What's back of all this?
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  • Why do we get depressed?
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  • Why do we have a temper?
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  • Well, I have a temper because my daddy had it-- but no, no, no,
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  • that's not-- It doesn't work.
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  • Well, I get depressed because there's depression in my family.
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  • No, no, no, no, no, that's not it.
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  • You know what the basic cause of your temper, and my temper,
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  • and your depression, and my depression?
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  • It comes from intimate betrayal.
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  • Intimate betrayal.
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  • You see, Moses failed.
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  • That he had led these people here out into a soon coming
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  • Promised Land and now the people had turned against him.
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  • They were not satisfied with him.
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  • He had poured his life into them and now he had given them
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  • intimacy, but they had betrayed him by seeking-- wanting to go
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  • back into Egypt, back into slavery.
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  • When he was pointing them to a new life of freedom
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  • and a Promised Land.
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  • Intimate betrayal.
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  • That's the reason divorce is so deadly.
  • 00:18:25.130 --> 00:18:28.090
  • In divorce there is usually intimate betrayal.
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  • And that leads the party to go from depression to a display
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  • of temper.
  • 00:18:38.190 --> 00:18:40.080
  • Depression and temper come from intimate betrayal.
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  • You open your life and heart to a friend.
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  • You share intimacies in your life and that friend turns away
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  • from you.
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  • That friend exploits the intimacy you shared
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  • with them and uses you.
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  • We fly into temper and we fly into depression.
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  • Anybody have a problem with temper?
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  • Don't raise your hand.
  • 00:19:01.050 --> 00:19:04.040
  • Anybody have any problem depression?
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  • I don't want to know about it.
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  • What's the answer?
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  • The answer for Moses, for you, and me, it comes to usually not
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  • always some type of intimate betrayal.
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  • The answer is found in what Moses forgot.
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  • What he forgot, we too forget, but we too must remember.
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  • What did Moses forget?
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  • The promise of God.
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  • God said 60 times in the book of Numbers, "I will be
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  • with you."
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  • Sixty times, he forgot that.
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  • I'll be with you.
  • 00:19:44.270 --> 00:19:46.270
  • By the way, that's all the way through the Bible.
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  • Great Commission, I'll be with you.
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  • Twenty-third Psalm, I'll be with you.
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  • All the way through the New Testament.
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  • I'll be with you. I'll be with you.
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  • I'll be with you-- your family. I'll be with you.
  • 00:19:56.200 --> 00:19:59.090
  • And Moses forgot that.
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  • That's the reason he vacillated between temper and depression.
  • 00:20:01.280 --> 00:20:05.040
  • He forgot God said, "I'll be with you.
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  • I'll be with you."
  • 00:20:07.260 --> 00:20:09.050
  • Also, he forgot the plan of God.
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  • By the way is everybody here breathing?
  • 00:20:12.070 --> 00:20:13.250
  • Is anybody not breathing? Would you lift your hand?
  • 00:20:13.260 --> 00:20:17.010
  • Look, isn't that amazing all of us are breathing.
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  • Everybody here's alive in this room.
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  • Guess what?
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  • As long as you and I are breathing, God's got a plan
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  • for your life.
  • 00:20:24.250 --> 00:20:26.090
  • God's got a purpose for your life.
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  • And that purpose is beautiful.
  • 00:20:28.250 --> 00:20:31.130
  • You know, if I had a container of water here and I put my fist
  • 00:20:31.140 --> 00:20:36.040
  • in that water.
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  • Bang, there'd be splash and everything else.
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  • But I'll take my fist out, psh.
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  • The water goes right back where it was.
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  • Is that just your life and my life?
  • 00:20:45.010 --> 00:20:46.260
  • Whoa, we gonna make a splash, bam, and we leave this earth.
  • 00:20:46.270 --> 00:20:50.070
  • The waters right back.
  • 00:20:50.080 --> 00:20:51.170
  • But if we realize God's plan, God's purpose is bigger than I,
  • 00:20:51.180 --> 00:20:55.260
  • me, my, and mine, your agenda, and my agenda, all of a sudden
  • 00:20:55.270 --> 00:21:00.230
  • God begins to use us in ways we can't even imagine.
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  • We're read three things that will count in eternity.
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  • See, Moses said, "Oh, Lord, take my life."
  • 00:21:08.010 --> 00:21:12.270
  • It didn't work out like this.
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  • Just kill me right here.
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  • And now, whining, he forgot god has a plan.
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  • We can do the same thing.
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  • We forget God's plan for us we're still alive.
  • 00:21:20.290 --> 00:21:23.230
  • And finally, Moses forgot the power of God.
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  • "How in the world we gonna have enough meat to feed all these
  • 00:21:27.090 --> 00:21:30.000
  • 2.000.000 people, Lord?
  • 00:21:30.010 --> 00:21:31.110
  • We'd have to kill--" And God says, "If my arms too short, not
  • 00:21:31.120 --> 00:21:38.130
  • powerful enough to provide meat for just 2.000.000 people."
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  • Yeah.
  • 00:21:41.280 --> 00:21:43.110
  • We forget the power of Almighty God.
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  • Ladies and gentlemen, God wants to bless us.
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  • He wants to fill us with his fullness.
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  • He wants us to understand clearly he has a plan.
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  • He has power and he wants everybody to know one thing:
  • 00:21:58.170 --> 00:22:02.090
  • I'll be with you.
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  • You got a problem, I'll be with you.
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  • And so, therefore, I want to pronounce in this service
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  • a high priestly blessing on all of us that are here.
  • 00:22:10.150 --> 00:22:15.270
  • In the 6th chapter of Numbers, you perhaps bounce through those
  • 00:22:15.280 --> 00:22:20.130
  • verses.
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  • God says to Moses, "You lay this blessing on Aaron and let Aaron
  • 00:22:22.020 --> 00:22:27.280
  • lay this blessing upon all of the people."
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  • And that's exactly what I'm gonna do today.
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  • Would you close your eyes and hold your head back like?
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  • Everybody close your eyes. Hold your head back.
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  • Just hold your head back. Be still.
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  • Hold your head back.
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  • And here's the blessing you find all the way through the Bible
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  • really.
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  • The Lord bless you and keep you.
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  • May the Lord let his face shine upon you and be gracious to you.
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  • May the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give
  • 00:23:03.160 --> 00:23:07.000
  • you peace.
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  • Now look at me.
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  • Do you see what God imparted to all of us?
  • 00:23:12.010 --> 00:23:19.050
  • His blessings. Yeah.
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  • His total complete blessing upon all of us.
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  • That's what he imparted.
  • 00:23:26.060 --> 00:23:28.100
  • And he says, "I'll keep you." He's got us in his hand.
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  • He's going to cherish us, he's keeping us.
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  • He's looking after us.
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  • That's a part of that high priestly blessing that's been
  • 00:23:35.020 --> 00:23:38.010
  • pronounced upon us.
  • 00:23:38.020 --> 00:23:39.110
  • And then let his face shine afar and let him be gracious.
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  • We have grace. He forgives us.
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  • He gives a new beginning, a second chance, or start over.
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  • He just poured grace out upon all of us.
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  • And then finally, he's given us peace.
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  • Peace.
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  • I've got a question. Does anybody need anything else?
  • 00:23:57.030 --> 00:24:01.020
  • I-- can you name any other thing that you might need in this life
  • 00:24:01.030 --> 00:24:07.070
  • on this earth?
  • 00:24:07.080 --> 00:24:08.180
  • I don't think you can.
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  • That's not covered by that--by the blessings of God upon us.
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  • My, my, my.
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  • His blessing that he puts upon us.
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  • He keeps us. He secures us.
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  • We're in the palm of his hand.
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  • Man, what more could you want than that from the Almighty?
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  • Then he shows grace. He forgives.
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  • He lifts us up. He gives a second chance.
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  • He lets us begin again and again.
  • 00:24:32.200 --> 00:24:34.090
  • Man, the grace and then the result of that is peace.
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  • Peace.
  • 00:24:36.290 --> 00:24:40.180
  • My, my, my. Anybody need anything else?
  • 00:24:40.190 --> 00:24:43.110
  • No, that's all of it. That's all we need.
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  • And therefore, we begin to understand and claim again
  • 00:24:50.290 --> 00:24:56.060
  • what we forget so many times as Moses forgot.
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  • The promise of God, I'll be with you.
  • 00:24:59.120 --> 00:25:04.110
  • Ed: What's the one thing you could do today that would
  • 00:25:04.120 --> 00:25:08.120
  • radically change your life?
  • 00:25:08.130 --> 00:25:10.240
  • I'd suggest a small slice of your time spent
  • 00:25:10.250 --> 00:25:15.240
  • with the Almighty.
  • 00:25:15.250 --> 00:25:17.180
  • You may have struggled with how to fit a daily quiet time
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  • in your schedule.
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  • you get started in your busy life.
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  • of challenge or application.
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  • you're spending just this short time each day will connect you
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  • to the power of God's Word and give you life with a greater
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  • sense of purpose.
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  • Ed: Do you know what sums up everything we said today?
  • 00:26:06.000 --> 00:26:10.170
  • Simply this: God's way works.
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  • This is what Moses discovered and that is what we discover we
  • 00:26:14.280 --> 00:26:18.110
  • begin with a walk of faith.
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  • God is interested in you.
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  • He wants what is best for you and when you begin to understand
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  • that you will be ready to respond just as Moses did.
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  • "Here I am."
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  • Then be ready for God to provide the light you need to follow him
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  • one step at a time.
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  • Listen, we want to help you begin that journey.
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  • Call the number on your screen.
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  • We'd love to speak to you about beginning your walk one
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  • step at a time with the Lord.
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  • Let me thank you for watching today.
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  • Join us again next time as we take another step on that
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  • winning walk.
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