Understanding & Applying Truth | Lesson One: What is Truth? | Brent Branson | The Well

Understanding & Applying Truth | Lesson One: What is Truth? | Brent Branson | The Well


WELCOME TO THE WELL WE HOPE YOU ARE BLESSED BY TODAY’S MESSAGE COME AS YOU ARE YOU WON’T LEAVE THE SAME I WANT TO TELL YOU HOW MY FREEDOM COME REAL QUICK MY FREEDOM AFTER I HAD AN ENCOUNTER WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT AND JESUS I WENT TO TEEN CHALLENGE IN AMARILLO TEXAS AND I SPENT A YEAR AND I GOT THE CYCLE SO WHAT CHANGED MY LIFE WAS THE POWER OF THE WORD OF GOD IT CUT OFF THE OLD MAN AND IT CREATED A NEW MAN AND SO I’LL LEARN TRUTH AND I WAS ABLE TO DISCERN THE LIES AND THE DECEPTION AND THE VAIN IMAGINATIONS I WAS LIVING IN AND THROUGH THE HOLY SPIRIT BRINGING THAT REVELATION OF THE WORD OF GOD IT CREATED A NEW PERSON AND THAT NEW PERSON IS STILL PRODUCING FRUIT TODAY AND I’M STILL EVER-CHANGING AND SO HERE’S ONE OF THE THINGS I WANT TO DO IF YOU TAKE A LOOK AROUND IN TODAY’S SOCIETY DOES IT LOOK LIKE THAT SATAN AND CULTURE CULTURAL CULTURE AS A WHOLE HAS HAS AN ONSLAUGHT OF ATTACK ABOUT WHAT TRUTH IS AND IF WE DON’T UNDERSTAND WHAT TRUTH IS IN THE TIME AND DAY IN AIR THAT WE’RE LIVING IN THEN THERE’S NO WAY THAT WE CAN EVER MAKE CHOICES THAT WILL PLEASE GOD BECAUSE IF YOU SERVE GOD OUT OF A LIE OR WHAT YOU THINK IS TRUTH AND IT’S NOT BASED ON THE WORD OF GOD YOU’RE STILL GONNA MISS GOD’S PERFECT PLAN FOR YOUR LIFE AND SO WHERE I WANT TO STORE START ON TONIGHT IS UNDERSTANDING AND APPLYING TRUTH AND LESS THAN ONE REALLY WHAT WE’RE GOING TO TALK TO ABOUT TONIGHT IS WHAT IS TRUTH HOW MANY MIRROR THE STORY OF PILATE WHEN JESUS WAS BETRAYED AND THEY TOOK HIM BEFORE PILATE AND PILATE HAD A CHOICE TO DO ONE OR TWO THINGS TO SET JESUS FREE OR CRUCIFY HIM RIGHT AND SO WHAT WE’RE GOING TO LOOK AT IN THE SCRIPTURE HERE IN A MINUTE IS THE FACT THAT EVEN THOUGH PILATE HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO RECOGNIZE TRUTH AND I THINK PILATE EVEN RECOGNIZED TRUTH BUT HE FAILED TO ACT UPON TRUTH AND BECAUSE HE FAILED TO ACT UPON TRUTH HE CRUCIFIED THE SON OF GOD AND THE QUESTION I WANT TO ASK YOU HAS THERE EVER BEEN A TIME IN YOUR LIFE NUMBER ONE BEFORE WE GET TO THE SECOND POINT THAT YOU FAILED TO RECOGNIZE TRUTH BECAUSE IF YOU DON’T RECOGNIZE TRUTH YOU’LL NEVER BE ABLE TO ACT UPON TRUTH OR HAVE YOU EVER RECOGNIZED TRUTH BUT YET DIDN’T HAVE THE COURAGE TO ACT UPON IT SO HERE’S A QUESTION DO YOU THINK THAT ANY ONE OF YOU COULD EVER BE A PILOT IN YOUR LIFE OR HAVE YOU EVER BEEN A PILOT HAVE YOU EVER PUT THE SON OF GOD UP ON A CROSS AND CRUCIFIED HIM BECAUSE YOU FAILED TO RECOGNIZE TRUTH OR YOU FAIL TO ACT UPON TRUTH YOU MAY EVER DONE THAT OKAY NOW WE DON’T THINK THAT THAT WE ARE THE ONE CRUCIFYING CHRIST OKAY WHAT ABOUT PETER DO YOU THINK THERE’S EVER BEEN A TIME IN YOUR LIFE OR A POSSIBILITY IN YOUR LIFE WHERE I’LL NEVER DENY YOU JESUS BUT YET YOU’RE CONFRONTED WITH A TRUTH IN YOUR LIFE OF THE GOSPEL OF JESUS AND YET YOU CHOOSE TO TURN A BLIND EYE OR TURN YOUR CHEEK TOWARD AND GO THE OPPOSITE WAY WE’RE COMING JUST LIKE PETER AND SO WHAT I’M TRYING TO ENCOURAGE YOU IN TODAY ME INCLUDED MYSELF WE HAVE OPPORTUNITIES THROUGHOUT TODAY OUTSIDE OF A SUNDAY MORNING SERVICE OR A WEDNESDAY NIGHT SERVICE TO RECOGNIZE TRUTH AND APPLY TRUTH BUT IF YOU DON’T KNOW HOW TO RECOGNIZE TRUTH YOU’LL NEVER BE ABLE TO APPLY IT RIGHT AND SO IN THE CULTURE THAT WE’RE LIVING IN RIGHT NOW I BELIEVE THAT WE HAVE TO UNDERSTAND AND APPLY TRUTH AT A LEVEL MORE SIGNIFICANT THAN WE EVER HAD IN AN ENTIRE HISTORY OF MAN BECAUSE CONFUSION DECEPTION AND LIES FALSEHOOD IS RUNNING RAMPANT THERE BUDDY AGREE AND SO YOU CAN’T WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE WHAT NEWS FOX SAYS WHAT CNN SAYS WHAT THE GOVERNMENT SAYS WHAT ABOUT THE SCHOOL SYSTEM ARE THEY TEACHING TRUTH ANYMORE WHAT’S OUR COLLEGE TEACHING YOU KNOW AND I’M NOT SAYING IT’S RIGHT OR WRONG BUT I’M SAYING WHAT IS TRUTH AND WE HAVE TO LEARN AS CHRISTIANS NUMBER ONE IF WE’RE GOING TO SERVE GOD WE HAVE TO SERVE ANY AMOUNT OF TRUTH A MAN SO LET’S LOOK AT SOME SCRIPTURES REAL QUICK AND WHAT WE HAVE HERE IS THAT THE PHARISEES AND SADDUCEES JUDAS HAD DONE BETRAYED JESUS AND TURNED HIM IN AND THE PHARISEES AND SADDUCEES HAD SET UP A PLAN IN ORDER TO FALSELY ACCUSE JESUS TO STOP THE MOVEMENT THAT HE WAS CREATING AT THAT TIME THE CULTURE PEOPLE THOUGHT THEY HAD TO GO THROUGH CERTAIN RITUALS AND PLANS OR HAVE A CERTAIN TYPE OF MONEY OR CERTAIN CERTAIN DO A CERTAIN TYPE OF BEHAVIOR OR THE PHARISEES AND SADDUCEES WILL TELL PEOPLE IN ORDER TO SERVE GOD OR BE BLESSED BY GOD YOU HAD TO DO CERTAIN THINGS AND THEY HAD THAT CULTURE IN THE TIME THEY HAD THESE HEAVY BURDENS OR HEAVY EXPECTATIONS UPON PEOPLE WHAT THEY HAD TO DO IN ORDER TO BE HAVE SELF-WORTH IN THEIR LIFE AND BECAUSE OF THAT THE ONLY PEOPLE THAT WAS REALLY HAD THE ABILITY TO BE FREE IN THEIR LIFE WAS PEOPLE WHO HAD MONEY OR PEOPLE WHO WERE HIGHLY EDUCATED AND AS FAR AS THE REST OF SOCIETY THEY WERE IN HEAVY BURDEN SAY WE’RE HEAVY YOKED AND JESUS APPEARED BECAUSE HE WOULD TELL PEOPLE HEY YOU DON’T HAVE TO DO ALL THAT YOU DON’T HAVE TO FOLLOW THE CUSTOMS OF THE WORLD IN ORDER TO HAVE SELF-WORTH IN YOUR LIFE NOW LET’S BRING THIS UP IN A RELEVANT TIME HOW MANY PEOPLE STRUGGLE WITH THE FACT THAT SOCIAL STANDARDS IN THIS WORLD MAY CAUSE YOU TO EITHER FEEL NOT LOVED NOT ACCEPTED OR NOT GOOD ENOUGH I DO I MEAN SO IS HIM FOR INSTANCE AND I TEASE ABOUT THIS AND Y’ALL SINCE YOU ALL FROM WESTERN KENTUCKY AND I CRACKED AND I THINK IT’S FUNNY BUT IT IS TRUE BUT IF IF YOU’RE IF YOU WORK IN THE COAL MINES AND YOU DON’T DRIVE A BLACK FORD WITH BLACK WHEELS AND YOUR WIFE DON’T HAVE A WHITE BAND WITH WHITE WHEELS AND YOUR WINDOWS TINTED AND A PRETTY LICENSE PLATE AND A BOAT IN THE HOUSE SOMEWHERE ALONG THE WAY WE THINK THAT’S WHAT WE’RE SUPPOSED TO BE DOING AND IF YOU DON’T HAVE THAT TO MEASURE UP TO THEN YOU FEEL LIKE THAT YOU HAVE HIMSELF WELL YOU KNOW WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT DON’T YOU LARRY IT’S A SOCIAL STANDARD THAT’S BEEN SAID AND SO THAT’S WHAT THE PHARISEES AND SADDUCEES WERE DOING THEY WERE SITTING SOCIAL STANDARDS AT THE TIME AND ALL SUDDEN JESUS AND PIERRE SAID YOU AIN’T GONNA DO NONE OF THAT AND SEE WHAT HE DID HE UPROOTED THEIR SYSTEM TO KEEP PEOPLE IN BONDAGE THEY TOOK THE LAW OF GOD WHICH WAS IN THE OLD TESTAMENT AND IN ORDER FOR PEOPLE TO BE PERFECT OR BE FOUND YOU KNOW ACCEPTED BY GOD THEY HAD TO MEET ALL THE STANDARDS OF THE LAW AND THEY SET UP THESE SYSTEMS TO HAVE POWER AND RULE AND MAKING MONEY OFF PEOPLE AND WHEN ALL SUDDEN PEOPLE REALIZE YOU MEAN I AIN’T GOT TO GO TO THAT PRIEST DOWN THE ROAD AND GIVE ME MY MONEY OR DO ALL THESE DIFFERENT THINGS THAT IF I JUST ACCEPT YOU JESUS I CAN BE FREE AND THAT’S WHAT’S BRINGS US UP TO WHAT WE’RE GOING TO READ IS THAT THE THE GREEKS THE ROMAN GOVERNMENT AND YOU KNOW WHO MADE MAD MORE MAD THAN IT DID THE ROMAN GOVERNMENT THAT JESUS WAS HERE HIS OWN PEOPLE SO HERE’S A QUESTION I DON’T KNOW IF ANY OF YOU KNOW WHO KILLED JESUS THE JEWS HIS OWN PEOPLE NOW SO HERE IS WHAT WE’RE SORT OF GETTING UP TO HIM WILL READ THE SCRIPTURE HERE IN A MINUTE THE JEWS WERE LOOKING FOR JESUS RIGHT WHERE’S THE MESSIAH WHERE IS THE MESSIAH WHERE IS THE MESSIAH AND WE WANT THEM ASSIGNED THEY IN THE PROPHECIES OF THE OLD TESTAMENT THEY KNEW THAT THE MESSIAH WAS COMING AND WHEN HE APPEARED BECAUSE THEY COULD NOT RECOGNIZE TRUTH THEY CRUCIFIED THAT WHICH THEY WERE LOOKING FOR THAT MAKES SENSE SO DO YOU THINK WE EVER DO THAT IN OUR LIFE WE’RE LOOKING FOR JESUS TO MOVE WE’RE LOOKING FOR JESUS TO UP HERE AND WORK OUT OUR CIRCUMSTANCES BUT IF WE DON’T KNOW WHO HE IS AND HIS CHARACTER AND INTEGRITY AND HOW HE MOVES AND WHO HE IS ACCORDING TO SCRIPTURE DO YOU THINK WE CAN MISS HIM TOO DO YOU THINK JESUS IS TRYING TO WALK THE EARTH RIGHT NOW AND REVEAL HIMSELF BUT BECAUSE PEOPLE DON’T KNOW WHAT REALLY TO LOOK FOR THAT THEY’RE MISSING HIM ON A DAILY BASIS FALSE TEACHING YES SO WE’RE SETTING UP AND LIKE I SAID WE’RE GOING TO TEACH TONIGHT SO INSTEAD OF PREACH AND SO WHAT WE GOT IS THE OLD TESTAMENT WAS A BOOK OF LAWS I CAME HOW MANY WASN’T LARRY SIX 700 IS UP IN 700 THAT MAN HAD TO ABIDE IN ORDER TO BE IN PERFECT HARMONY WITH GOD AND JESUS CAME TO FULFILL ALL OF THAT SO HE CAME AND HE’S NOW TELLING PEOPLE I’M HERE YOU DON’T HAVE TO DO THAT NO MORE AND IT REALLY UPSET THE ROMAN GOVERNMENT BECAUSE IT WAS UPSETTING THE THE CHURCH AT THE TIME AND THEN THE CHURCH MANIPULATED THE GOVERNMENT IN ORDER BECAUSE THEY DIDN’T WANT TO HAVE BLOOD ON THEIR HANDS BECAUSE THEY WERE TOO WEAK TO DO IT SO THEY WENT TO PILATE WHO WAS THE GOVERNOR OVER THIS SECT OF CULTURE AT THIS TIME AND SO IT WAS HIS JOB TO JUDGE ON CERTAIN DAYS ANYBODY THAT THERE THAT WAS NOT FOLLOWING THE LAW OF THE ROMAN GOVERNMENT OR ALSO MOST THE TIME TO DO PHARISEES AND SADDUCEES WOULD JUDGE THEIR OWN BUT THEY DIDN’T WANT TO JUDGE JESUS BECAUSE THEY KNEW THEY REALLY COULDN’T FIND FAULT WITH HIM SO THEY TOOK HIM TO SOMEWHERE ELSE AND THEY TOOK HIM TO A GUY NAMED PILATE SO WE’RE GONNA READ THIS VERSE 35 SAYS PILATE ANSWERED AM IA JEW YOUR OWN NATION AND CHIEF PRIESTS HAVE DELIVERED YOU TO ME WHAT HAVE YOU DONE AND HE WAS SAYING I DON’T EVEN UNDERSTAND WHY YOU’RE HERE YOU’RE NOT THE PERSON YOU’RE YOU THE JEWS DEAL WITH YOU BUT FOR SOME REASON THEY BROUGHT YOU TO ME AND SO NOW PILOTS STARTING TO HAVE THIS CONVERSATION WITH JESUS WHY ARE YOU EVEN HERE AREN’T YOU A JEW AREN’T YOU SUPPOSED TO BE THE KING OF THE JEWS AREN’T YOUR OWN PEOPLE THE ONES SUPPOSED TO BE JUDGING YOU AND THEN HERE WE GO INTO VERSE 36 AND JESUS ANSWERED HE SAID MY KINGDOM IS NOT OF THIS WORLD IF MY KINGDOM WERE OF THIS WORLD MY SERVANTS WOULD FIGHT SO THAT I SHOULD NOT BE DELIVERED TO THE JEWS BUT MY BUT NOW MY KINGDOM IS NOT FROM HERE SO LET’S STOP THERE FOR A MINUTE EVERYBODY THOUGHT JESUS WAS COMING TO ESTABLISH A PHYSICAL KINGDOM UPON THE EARTH THE FIRST TIME HE CAME AND WHEN HE ESTABLISHED THAT PHYSICAL KINGDOM THE CULTURE THOUGHT THAT HE WOULD TAKE OVER AND HE WOULD CRUSH THE ROMAN GOVERNMENT AND HE WOULD CRUSH ALL THESE PEOPLE WHO WERE RULING OVER THE JEWS AND THE CHURCH WAS LOOKING FOR JESUS NOT TO COME TO SET UP A SPIRITUAL KINGDOM BUT THEY WERE LOOKING FOR JESUS TO COME SET UP A PHYSICAL KINGDOM AND SO JESUS ANSWERED PILATE TO LET HIM KNOW I’M NOT HERE TO ESTABLISH A PHYSICAL KINGDOM I’M NOT HERE PILATE TO TAKE OVER YOUR KINGDOM I’M NOT HERE TO ESTABLISH A KINGDOM HERE ON THIS EARTH AND THAT’S WHAT HE’S SAYING MY KINGDOM IS NOT OF THIS WORLD AND HE GOES ON TO SAY THAT IF IT WAS THE PEOPLE THAT WERE IN MY KINGDOM WOULD NOT TURN ME IN AND THEY WOULD HELP FIGHT ME BUT THEY’RE NOT THE BIBLE SAYS THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS WITHIN RIGHT SO THE FIRST KINGDOM TO JESUS WAS TO ESTABLISH IS INSIDE OF YOU RIGHT AND THAT’S WHAT HE WAS SAYING HERE IS I’M SETTING UP A KINGDOM THAT’S INSIDE EACH PERSON OKAY AND THAT KINGDOM WAS WITHOUT WALLS THAT KINGDOM IS WITHOUT TERRITORY THAT KINGDOM IS WITHOUT SPACE IT’S INFINITE AND SO HE PUT HIS KINGDOM INSIDE OF PEOPLE INSTEAD OF SETTING UP A PHYSICAL PEOPLE BUT PEOPLE JUST COULDN’T COMPREHEND THAT AND BECAUSE THEY COULDN’T COMPREHEND THAT THEY MISJUDGED WHO JESUS WAS THEY MISJUDGED THE TRUTH LET’S GO LOOK AT VERSE 37 PILATE THEREFORE SAID TO HIM ARE YOU A KING THEN BECAUSE HE IS SORT OF SAYING I THOUGHT YOU WERE SUPPOSED TO BE A KING EVERYBODY SAID THAT SHE WAS COMING AND THAT SHE WAS GOING TO SET UP A KINGDOM AND IF HE’S GOING TO SET UP A KINGDOM A KINGDOM HAS TO HAVE A KING ARE YOU A KINGDOM ARE YOU THE KING OF THIS KINGDOM JESUS ANSWERED YOU SAY RIGHTLY THAT I’M A KING FOR THIS CAUSE I WAS BORN AND FOR THIS CAUSE I HAVE COME INTO THE WORLD THAT I SHOULD BEAR WITNESS TO THE TRUTH EVERYONE WHO IS OF THE TRUTH HEARS MY VOICE PILATE SAID TO HIM HERE’S THE QUESTION WHAT IS TRUTH WHAT IS TRUTH SO HERE’S THE QUESTION TO EACH OF YOU WHAT IS TRUTH WERE DISTRESSED WREATHS HOW DO WE IDENTIFY TRUTH DON’T YOU THINK OUR CULTURE RIGHT NOW IS SAYING WHAT IS REALLY TRUTH AND IT’S REALLY NO DIFFERENT THAN JESUS APPEARING THE FIRST TIME BECAUSE WHEN HE APPEARED THE FIRST TIME CULTURE WAS THAT A TILTING POINT SO HE SPLIT THE HEAVENS AND A DISPENSATION OF TIME AND HE APPEARED AND EVEN WHEN HE APPEARED THE FIRST TIME IT WAS SO FAR OFF TRACK THAT THEY MISSED HIM RIGHT NOW HERE’S THE QUESTION IF YOU THINK IT WAS BAD OFF 2,000 YEARS AGO AND THEY MISSED JESUS WHEN THEY WERE LOOKING FOR HIM THE FIRST TIME WHAT IN THE WORLD MAKES YOU THINK IT’S ANY DIFFERENT THE SECOND TIME HE’S COMING BACK IN FACT IT’S WORSE THE CHURCHES IN THE WORST STATE THAN IT WAS THEN WHEN THEY FIRST STARTED THEN WE MAY GROW INTO A HEALTHY PRIVATE CULTURE HAS CREPT INTO OUR CHURCH SO MUCH THEN 90% OF OUR CHURCHES ARE WATERED DOWN THE MAJORITY OF THE CHURCH LEAVES ON SUNDAY MORNING AND IF THEY DO MAKE IT A WEDNESDAY THAT’S FINE BUT THEY’VE NEVER BECOME A DISCIPLE TO CORRECTLY IDENTIFY WHAT TRUTH IS AND SO WHAT I’M CONCERNED ABOUT IS A PASTOR IS THAT WE GO SO FAR OF WORSHIP IN GOD IN SPIRIT RIGHT THE BIBLE SAYS YOU MUST WORSHIP ME IN SPIRIT AND WHAT TRUTH THEN IF WE JUST WORSHIP TO HIM IN SPIRIT WE MAY MISS THE TRUTH OF WHAT HE’S REALLY TRYING TO DO AND SO WHAT WE’RE GOING TO SLOWLY DO IS IDENTIFY WHAT IS TRUTH WHERE DOES IT COME FROM AND AND ALL THOSE DIFFERENT THINGS AND EVENTUALLY LEARN HOW WE APPLY THAT BUT I JUST WANTED TO PROPOSE THAT SAME QUESTION TONIGHT ARE YOU ANY DIFFERENT FROM PILATE IS OUR CHURCH ANY DIFFERENT FROM THE JEWS BACK THEN EVERYBODY’S LOOKING FOR JESUS BUT WHEN HE STEPS UP AND CONFRONTS US WITH THE TRUTH DID WE ACT UPON IT OR DO WE REJECT IT AND SO IF JESUS APPEARED IN OUR CHURCHES TODAY AND WOULD WE BE THE PHARISEES AND SADDUCEES AND WOULD IT MAKE US MAD BECAUSE HE GOT MADE US FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE AND HE UPROOTED THE LIFESTYLE WE HAD WILL WE BE UP WE CRUCIFY HIM BECAUSE HE BROUGHT TRUTH TO OUR CIRCUMSTANCE AND WE DIDN’T LIKE IT OR WOULD WE BE A PILOT VERSE 38 SAYS THIS PILATE SAID TO HIM WHAT IS TRUTH AND WHAT DO YOU SAID THIS HE WENT OUT AGAIN TO THE JEWS AND SAID TO THEM I FIND NO FAULT IN HIM AT ALL PILATE SAID WHAT IS TRUTH AND I THINK HE WAS I DON’T YOU THINK HIS MIND WAS WORKING AT THIS TIME LIKE THIS MAYBE THIS MAN MAY BE WHO HE SAYS HE IS AND I CAN FIND NO FAULT IN HIM RIGHT SO IF HE COULDN’T FIND NO FAULT IN JESUS DO YOU THINK HE PROBABLY RECOGNIZED HIM AS A KING OR AS THE MESSIAH NOW IF HE I THINK HE DID I THINK PILATE WAS ABLE TO RECOGNIZE I THINK YOU ASKED THE QUESTION I JUST I SEE WHAT YOU’RE TRYING TO SAY ABOUT HIM I DON’T SEE NO EVIDENCE THAT SHE BROUGHT TO THE TABLE THAT WOULD CAUSE ME TO CRUCIFY THIS MAN I HEAR WHAT HE’S SAYING AND I THINK WHEN HE FINALLY SAID WHAT IS TRUTH I THINK HE WAS AT THAT POINT HE’S LIKE I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO BUT I’M REALLY THINKING WHAT THIS MAN HAS TO SAY AND WHO HE’S WHO HE SAYS HE IS IT’S TRUE BUT IF YOU GO AHEAD AND WE’RE NOT GOING TO READ INTO THE NEXT SCRIPTURE DID I WOULD END UP WASHING DO YOU REMEMBER ANYBODY MEMBER STORY PILATE WENT AND DID WYATT WASH HIS HANDS AND SAID MADE A CHOICE HE SAID EITHER GIVE ME IT SOMEBODY HAD TO BE GIVEN THE CROWD HAD TO HAVE SOME WAY A DAY AND YOU KNOW THE REST OF THE CRUCIFIXION STORY EITHER GIVING BARABBAS OR GIVE THEM JESUS PILATE HAD ACHIEVED PILATE RECOGNIZE TRUTH BUT HE FAILED TO HAVE THE COURAGE TO ACT UPON IT IF IN VERSE 36 YOU CAN WRITE THESE DOWN OR YOU CAN JUST MAKE MENTAL NOTES AND THIS GOES BACK TO CONCERNING WHAT IS TRUTH OKAY JESUS ANSWERED MY KINGDOM IS NOT OF THIS WORLD IF MY KINGDOM WERE OF THIS WORLD MY SERVANTS WOULD FIGHT SO THAT I SHOULD NOT BE DELIVERED TO THE JEWS OKAY VERSE 37 PILATE THEREFORE SAID TO HIM YOU ARE A KING THEN JESUS ANSWERED YOU SAY RIGHTLY THEN I’M A KING FOR THIS CAUSE I WAS BORN AND FOR THIS CAUSE I’VE COME INTO THE WORLD THAT I SHOULD BEAR WITNESS TO THE TRUTH AND EVERYONE WHO IS OF THE TRUTH HEARS MY VOICE SO I’M ASKED THERE’S TWO THINGS IN THIS SCRIPTURE THAT JESUS SAYS THAT THAT WHY HE WAS BORN INTO THE WORLD NUMBER ONE THAT HE WOULD BEAR WITNESS TO THE TRUTH SO WHAT’S THE TRUTH THAT JESUS WAS BURIED HE WAS CALLED TO BEAR WITNESS TO I DON’T HAVE A LIST YOU CAN LOOK THIS UP BUT HE WAS BEARING WITNESS TO THE OLD TESTAMENT PROPHECY OF ABOUT THE MESSIAH COMING WHAT HE HE WAS PIERCED FOR OUR TRANSGRESSIONS HE WAS HUNG ON US ALL THESE DIFFERENT OLD TESTAMENT PROPHECIES JESUS SAID I’M HERE TO BEAR WITNESS TO LET YOU KNOW THAT GOD’S WORD IS TRUE AND I’M BEARING WITNESS TO WHAT HE PROPHESIED IN THE OLD TESTAMENT THAT NOW THAT THIS TRUTH HAS COME RIGHT SO ONE OF HIS PURPOSES OF HEARING FOR TRUTH WAS TO BEAR WITNESS TO THE SCRIPTURE EVERYONE WHO IS OF THE TRUTH HEARS MY VOICE SO HE BORE WITNESS TO THE OLD TESTAMENT PROPHECIES THAT I AM JESUS THE CHRIST THAT YOU WERE LOOKING FOR OKAY AND SO AND HE WAS TELLING THEM I AM THIS PERSON I HAVE DONE EVERYTHING THE SCRIPTURE SAID THAT I NEEDED TO DO YET YOU CAN’T RECOGNIZE ME RIGHT AND SO THAT’S WHAT HE’S SAYING BUT IF YOU EVERYONE WHO’S OF THE TRUTH HEARS MY VOICE AND WHAT ARE YOU SAYING REALLY SAYING TO US IS THIS IF YOU CLAIM FOR ME TO BE YOUR SAVIOR YET YOU CANNOT RECOGNIZE TRUTH DO YOU REALLY IT’S A TOUGH QUESTION DO YOU REALLY KNOW ME THAT MAKES SENSE BECAUSE WHAT EVERYONE WHO IS OF THE TRUTH HEARS MY VOICE AND SO THAT’S SORT OF WHAT WE WANT TO GET TO AS WE GET ALONG FURTHER HOW DO WE HEAR THE VOICE OF TRUTH SOME PEOPLE ARE GOING ALONG THINKING EVERYTHING’S ALL RIGHT BUT YET THERE’S STILL SOMETHING MISSING BECAUSE THEY’VE NEVER HAD THE HOLY SPIRIT CONVICT THEM OR SHOW THEM A TRUTH THAT THEY’VE WANDERED OFF THE PATH RIGHT AND THAT’S ONE SAID MY PEOPLE ARE DESTROYED FOR LACK OF KNOWLEDGE SO WHEN I WAS A DRUG ADDICT I DIDN’T REALIZE THAT THE BIBLE SAYS HIDE THE WORD OF GOD INSIDE OF YOUR HEART DAVID SAID THIS THAT HE MIGHT NOT SIN AGAINST YOU AND SO A LOT OF TIMES WE DEPEND SO MUCH ON THE HOLY SPIRIT THAT WE FORGET THE OTHER ELEMENT WHICH IS THE WORD OF GOD AND THEY HAVE TO WORK TOGETHER AND SO I THINK A LOT OF REASON PEOPLE AIN’T ARRIVING TO THE PLACE THEY NEED TO BE IS IS BECAUSE THE FAILURE TO APPLY OR PUT IN THE WORD OF GOD IN THEIR LIFE RIGHT CAN WE ALL AGREE ON THAT OKAY SO TWO THINGS REMEMBER THAT IN THIS SCRIPTURE WHAT WE’RE LOOKING AT IS JESUS ALWAYS BEARS WITNESS TO THE TRUTH AND EVERYONE WHO KNOWS KNOWS KNOWS JESUS HEARS HIS VOICE MY KINGDOM IS NOT OF THIS WORLD IF MY KINGDOM WERE OF THIS WORLD MY SERVANTS WOULD FIGHT SO THAT I SHOULD NOT BE DELIVERED TO THE JEWS BUT NOW MY KINGDOM IS NOT FROM HERE AND SO WHAT WE’RE REALLY TALKING ABOUT AS JESUS WAS HERE TO REVEAL A KINGDOM OF TRUTH RIGHT HE WAS SAYING THE KINGDOM THAT YOU’VE BUILT THESE KINGDOMS YOU’RE LOOKING FOR THEY’RE NOT OF TRUTH THEY’RE A LIE AND I’M HERE TO REVEAL TO YOU THE TRUE KINGDOM WHICH IS ME I’M GONNA GIVE YOU THIS KINGDOM BUT IT’S NOT NATURALLY A SPIRITUAL SO THE BIBLE COMPARED IT HAS A LOT OF COMPARISONS ABOUT DARKNESS AND WHAT LIGHT WISE AND SATAN IS THE FATHER OF WILD SO IF WHAT IS THIS WORLD CREATIVE POINT IF SATAN OKAY LET’S GO BACK TO CREATION CREATION WAS GOOD ADAM AND EVE FAIL AND WHEN ADAM AND EVE FAIL WHO IS THE PRINCE OF THIS WORLD THE BIBLE SAYS SO IF HE IS A FATHER OF LIES AND HE’S A PRINCE OF THIS WORLD DO YOU THINK THIS WORLD SYSTEM AND HOW IT OPERATES IS SET UP ON LIES AND REMEMBER WHEN THEY TRY TO CATCH HIM AND THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT JESUS PAYING TAXES WHAT DID JESUS SAY YEAH GIVE THE CAESARS WHAT IS CAESAR’S AND WHAT HE’S SAYING MY TEEN DOMAIN OF THIS WORLD IF THAT’S WHAT Y’ALL WANT TO OPERATE BY YOU OPERATE BY IT BUT THIS IS HOW MY KINGDOM OPERATES AND I BELIEVE A LOT OF US ARE TRYING TO RUN OUR LIFE INCLUDING ME I’VE BEEN THERE BEFORE I BOUGHT INTO THE AMERICAN DREAM WE THINK IT’S JUST LIKE THE WIZARD OF OZ WE THINK WHEN WE GET THERE OH I’M GONNA GO MEET THE OZ AND THEN IT’S SOME LITTLE MAN BACK THERE AND HOW MANY OF YOU’VE EVER THOUGHT MAN THAT’S WHAT I THOUGHT I WAS SUPPOSED TO DO I THOUGHT I WAS SUPPOSED TO GO MAKE X AMOUNT OF MONEY AND BUY THIS HOUSE AND DO THAT AND IT WOULD PRODUCE ITSELF WORTH MY LIFE YET WHEN YOU GOT IT YOU WERE STILL EMPTY YOU MAY EVER HAVE THAT SO TRUTH IN THE GREEK IS REALLY SAYING IT’S REALITY IT’S NOT ILLUSION AND SO HOW AND WHAT WE’RE MOST IN DEPTH TONIGHT IS HOW YOU EVER GOING TO KNOW THAT YOU’RE LIVING AN ILLUSION IF YOU DON’T HAVE TRUTH JUST BECAUSE WE’RE HAVING A GATHERING ON SUNDAY MORNING DOESN’T MEAN THAT YOU’RE GETTING A TRUTH I MEAN THE TRUTHS GOING OUT BUT I’M TELLING YOU 45 MINUTES AN HOUR PASTOR MIR PASTOR TIM A COUPLE OF HOURS ON SUNDAY MORNING DOES NOT CUT HOW MUCH YOU NEED FOR YOUR MIND TO BE RENEWED AND THE PHARISEES AND SADDUCEES WERE MASTERS AT THE LAW THEY KNEW ALL THIS YET BECAUSE IT DID NOT MEET THEIR THEIR EXPECTATIONS AND NUMBER TWO THEY HAD AGENDAS AND THINGS THEY DIDN’T WANT TO LAY DOWN THAT WHEN JESUS APPEARED IN BORE WITNESS TO THE TRUTH THEY CRUCIFIED HIM RATHER THAN ACCEPTED HIM THEY DIDN’T WANT TO MMM THAT’S GOOD MISS SHIRLEY SO HERE’S THE QUESTION HOW MANY OF YOU WHEN TRUTH IS NUMBER ONE IF YOU TAKE TIME TO GET THE TRUTH BUT NUMBER TWO WHEN YOU SEE THE TRUTH WOULD RATHER TURN A BLIND EYE TO IT BECAUSE YOU’RE NOT READY TO DEAL WITH IT YOU MAY GET ANY OF THAT GOING ON RIGHT NOW I GOT SOMEONE I MEAN I’VE GOT SOME STUFF WITH ME AND EVER I MEAN WE’RE BEYOND THERE’S SOME STUFF AND WE WORK THROUGH THAT WE’RE STARTING TO DEAL WITH RIGHT HAS ANYBODY IN TRUTH IS NOT JUST FOR SEE TRUTH IS THE FACT THAT YOU KNOW LIKE I SAID HERE’S SOME TRUTH THAT I REALIZED THAT JESUS LOVES ME AND HE ACCEPTS ME BECAUSE OF WHAT HE DID NOT BECAUSE WHAT I’VE DONE AND WHEN I TRULY UNDERSTOOD THAT I REALIZED YOU KNOW WHAT IT DON’T MATTER IF MY DAD CAN TELL ME HE LOVES ME OR HE DON’T LOVE ME OR DID THAT HE ACCEPTS ME OR HE CAN PHYSICALLY HUG ME THAT DOESN’T MATTER ANYMORE BECAUSE I TRULY UNDERSTAND THAT JESUS ACCEPTS ME AND I HAVE SELF-WORTH NOW THAT TRUTH SET ME FREE SEE WHAT I’M SAYING IT SET ME FREE SO WE DON’T JUST HAVE TO IDENTIFY SIN IT CAN BRING HEALING TO YOUR LIFE SO JESUS APPEARS AND HE AND PILATE HAD A CHOICE WHAT IS TRUTH AND I THINK HE RECOGNIZED TRUTH BUT BECAUSE HE FAILED TO HAVE THE COURAGE TO ACT UPON IT HE CRUCIFIED THE SON OF GOD AND THAT’S MY QUESTION FOR US TONIGHT HOW MANY TIMES IN OUR LIFE DO WE CRUCIFY THE SON OF GOD NUMBER ONE BECAUSE WE DON’T HAVE THE ABILITY TO RECOGNIZE TRUTH OR NUMBER TWO IF WE RECOGNIZE THE TRUTH WE DON’T WANT TO DEAL WITH IT AND IT’D BE EASIER TO TURN IT AWAY OKAY AND SO I’M GONNA GIVE YOU THAT YOU DON’T HAVE TO GO THERE IT’S ACTS 5:16 IT SAID ALSO A MULTITUDE GATHERED FROM THE SURROUNDING CIRCLES TO JERUSALEM BRAIN THE SICK PEOPLE AND THOSE WHO WERE TORMENTED BY UNCLEAN SPIRITS AND THEY ARE ALL HEALED THAT WERE TORMENT IN THE GREEK THAT WERE TORMENTING A GREEK IS LISTEN TO WHAT IT MEANS HAVING THE EFFECT OF AN UNCONTROLLED MOB WHICH BRINGS OVERWHELMING CONFUSION AND IT’S TALKING ABOUT THIS UNCLEAN SPIRIT AND YOU REMEMBER THAT UNCLEAN SPIRIT WAS DRIVING PEOPLE TO DO ALL THESE DIFFERENT THINGS AND THIS SPIRIT WOULD CAUSE YOU REMEMBER WHEN THE GUY WAS CUTTING ITSELF AND ALL THESE DIFFERENT THINGS AND WHEN THAT WORD TORMENT MEANS IS IT’S IT’S LIKE A MOB FORCING IN A POINT YOU EVER SEEN SOMETHING LIKE IN A TERRORIST ATTACK OR AND SOMETHING TRAGIC HAPPENS AT A BALLGAME AND YOU ONLY GOT ONE EXIT AND THE MOB COMES IN AND IT FORCES YOU TO GO A CERTAIN DIRECTION RIGHT AND WHAT HAPPENS WITH WHAT WITH WHAT PILOT WAS HE ALLOWED THE MOB AND THE SPIRIT BEHIND THAT MOB TO DICTATE HIS COURSE OF LIFE BECAUSE HE EVEN CHOSE TO LISTEN TO THE VOICE OF THE MOB RATHER THAN THE VOICE OF TRUTH [MUSIC] [MUSIC] YOU

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