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[Mike Connell] ...His inner spirit into your presence. We come with thanksgiving and praise in honour to You. What a great and mighty God You are, an awesome God who continues to amaze us. We honour You tonight. [Prays in tongues 00.00.12] Come on church, let's pray. Come on, lift our voices. Let's lift our voices and give honour to Jesus Christ, the lamb of God, king of kings. [Prays in tongues 00.00.25] Lord, You're so good to us, so good to us. We thank You Lord tonight. [Prays in tongues 00.00.41] Wonderful Jesus. Father, we pray Your anointing to flow powerfully through Shane tonight, great liberty, great release, great freedom. We thank You for Your servant, for bringing him here. Thank You Lord for the wealth of the word and the depths of the word he carries. Let him feel and sense the flow of Your spirit tonight, leading, directing as he opens up the word of God to us. Lord, we just open our hearts to receive, to be fed, to come alive and to change and we give You all the honour and all the glory. Let's give the Lord a clap shall we. [Applause] Amen. Let's give a great big welcome to Shane as he comes tonight. Fantastic.

[Shane Willard] Awesome.

[Mike Connell] Great to have you here.

[Shane Willard] It's awesome to be here. You guys are awesome. Very good. You can be seated. We're going to take a journey tonight in scripture. I know exactly where I feel like the spirit of the Lord wants us to journey tonight and we'll get part the way there in the first session; we'll get all the way there in the next session. I get excited as a communicator when I have a clear direction, I know exactly where I want to move a group of people and we started this last night and this will culminate Sunday night. Sunday night will be the most important message I would preach probably in the world now and so it's something else. The whole week we're talking about how to establish the kingdom of God in your life, and so last night we talked about how the kingdom has nothing to do with like heaven and hell. It has more to do with what a group of people are deciding to do to bring heaven to earth, and so if we're going to be kingdom people a couple of things are true. One, we have to be flexible. We have to be humble enough to say wait a minute, we're just Joe and Jane. We have to be flexible.

We have to move when God moves. I mean if you think about the history of God and the history of things, Christian history is moulded by people courageous enough to do something different. Christian history is moulded by people courageous enough to do something different. Think about it. When Moses was talking to the burning bush and he asked the burning bush, You're God, what's Your name, what did the burning bush tell him? My name is Jehovah. I am the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Well hang on, to Moses who was the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob? El Shaddai. Jehovah did not reveal Himself to Abraham; a God named El Shaddai did. So this burning bush says My name is Jehovah, I'm the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, so Moses says no, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob was El Shaddai. The burning bush says I revealed Myself to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob as El Shaddai, but by My name Jehovah they didn't know Me. They didn't know Me.

Now do you understand that if Moses is a Pentecostal theologian we don't even get the Book of Exodus? Do you understand that if he takes the stance with the burning bush like we would have; no, no, God is one, God is El Shaddai, God can't have more than one name and still be one, that's impossible. But because he was able to be flexible and sort of move with what God told him we ended up getting greater revelation of who God is, because did God's name stop with Jehovah? No. He said I'm Jehovah Rapha, Jehovah Tsidkenu, I'm Jehovah M'Kaddesh, I'm Jehovah Rohi, I'm Jehovah Nissi, I'm Jehovah Shammah, I'm Jehovah Shalom, I'm Jehovah Jireh. All of these names of God begin to be revealed and do you understand that every time He revealed His name He was just revealing another part of His character, but if you had some staunch theologian there going no, no, we have figured it all out about God. Nothing else can be done, then we miss something.