by Ernest Easley

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Living in Liberty - Pt. II (26 of 40)
Series: Living Under Kingdom Authority
Ernest L. Easley
1 Corinthians 9.19-27

As you are turning with me to 1 Corinthians 9, you need to know that ''authority over all the power of our enemy'' belongs to every child of God! It's already yours! You don't have to ask for it! We spend way too much time asking God for things that we already have.

In just a few weeks, we are sending a team of 50 to Brazil to share Jesus with the world that will be there for the World Cup. For many weeks now, our team has been meeting, preparing for the trip.

To participate on this trip, every member must have a Passport and Visa. The Passport is a simple process, but obtaining a Visa: not so much. To get a Visa:

You must have a current Passport,
You must prove you have enough money to return.
You must have a Passport picture attached to your Visa application.
You must have proof of your airline ticket.
You must have a $160.00 money order made out to the Brazilian Consulate.
You must have a stamped returned envelope to have your passport and visa mailed to you.
You must make a reservation online at the Consulate for your appointment.

So, I recently met all the requirements and drove to Buckhead to the Consulate to get my Visa. Now what you don't know is that the officials at the Consulate are capable of giving: a one month Visa, a three month Visa, a six month Visa, a one year Visa and even up to a five year Visa if they want too.

Most of the time, they don't want to because they make $160.00 from every Visa.

Well, as I was driving for my appointment a couple of weeks ago, I decided to try to charm my way into getting an extended Visa so that I wouldn't have to keep doing this.

As I arrived, I was going out of my way to be friendly to everyone there. After a few minute wait, my name was called. I walked over to the window with all my information and with the goal of getting an extended Visa.

As I handed the you ...

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