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Jesus today, I'm telling you you can be delivered so come on, let's sing that again. Let's sing it from the
top, I don't mind. Come on, let's sing it one more time, come on guys. ... [Music and song to 00. 36.07]
Halleluiah, come on, one more time let's give Him a mighty hand of praise! A faith praise that what He's
doing, what He's going to do, what He's about to do Oh Jesus ! Deliverance! Freedom belongs to you, our
great deliverer! We worship you today ! Amen, amen, ame n. Give someone a high five and just say get
ready, get ready, get ready! ... [Get ready, get ready, get ready.] ... Fantastic. You may be seated.
A couple of really quick announcements. Tonight, 5pm is our normal Saturday evening service time. It is
open to the public and it is going to be capacity, but the conference really is going to culminate tonight so
you'll find that each of these meetings, the anointing will just kind of keep building and keep building and
keep building so people that may not have made it here today, get on the blower. Let's bring them here
tonight and the Holy Spirit, He is just wanting to move, He's wanting to break out.
I saw last night, it was just such a beautiful reminder why we need to be a word and Holy Spirit church ...
[Applause] ... Like if you ever needed a kind of stark reminder - because what happens if you only preach
the word - I'm all about the word of God. I love the word of God. God framed the universe with the word of
God, the word of God holds everything together. Jesus healed them with the word. I'm all about the word
of God - but you need to understand that the word and the spirit work together.
The Bible says the disciples preached the word; God, confirming the word with signs and wonders
following, so the Holy Spirit works in a confirmation, in a partnership with the word of God and what can
happen is if you just become a word churc h - brother, we're just a word churc h ... [Laughter] ... what
happens is you preach the word and you teach the word. People receive the word. They respond to the
word and then what ends up happening is that they try to live the word, they try - just they're going to
pump themselves up, they're going to motivate themselves, they're going to focus this year - this is my
year - and what ends up happening, they end up living - the first thing that happens is we keep failing. We
keep failing and so we feel like well, you know, we start living in condemnation and then guilt, then we
think I don't want to live here so we just put on masks and then we become - you know, we wear these
religious masks; how you doin' buddy? Oh, blessed and highly favoured! ... [Laughter] ... The truth is
everything's falling apart but we can't kind of let down the mask and that 's why it's so important to actually
have a church where the Holy Spirit can move, where He is free to move, where He is free to minister -
because what He will do is everything that the word teaches, everything the word instructs, He comes
and confirms and He delivers.
One touc h from the Holy Spirit, you know, just the moving of His hand, just His presence falling on your
life sets you free, breaks things. I can remember - gosh, I think I was a Christian about a year. I got saved
when I was 18, on a beach through Christian surfers and about a year lat er I remember being in church
and it was kind of towards the end of the service. The church that I was going to had a really powerful
communion. In fact they would finish with communion, so they had communion. One of the ministers was
sharing communion and I remember taking the little cup with the grape juice and the little kind of biscuit
thing, the little bread thing and I had it in my hand. Then the minister said I just want you to close your
eyes. I want you to just picture Jesus hanging on the cross - and when I closed my eyes for this incredibly
sacred holy moment - I had the cup, I had the bread in my hand, the blood and body - I closed my eyes to
see Jesus hanging on the cross, but instead of seeing Jesus hanging on the cross I saw the most
disgusting pornographic images.
I remember just kind of opening my eyes thinking oh man, what is that! So I said oh God, not here, this is
a holy place. What is wrong wit h me? And so I went to close my eyes again and there it was again. It was
just this thing - it had been with me all through my childhood. I didn't realise that it was something that dad
passed down - probably passed down from his dad. You know, the Bible says that I will visit the inequities
of the third and fourth generations, so you can be living with stuff that great-granddaddy opened himself
up to and it's a little gift just kind of passed down. It's one of those things - I don't want this, but it's too
late. It's an unfair inheritance.