2019-02-17-CCCC - Abiding Part 3 - Prayer
Alright, so we are in the middle of our well, I wouldn't tell you we are we are in the midst about that of our Series in discipleship. So real quick. I just wanted us to to get back up to speed. I want to remind everybody to remember, the roadmap that we have laid out in front of us. Just go through this real quick. We love Foundation of Hawaii discipleship. And what it means that Foundation is from Matthew 18, it's our Great Commission to go to All Nations making disciples the holy spirit of God God the holy spirit is who makes Believers in God uses the spoken gospel. He uses the words spoken by people to see those Believers come to faith faith comes through hearing Romans tells us so we go throughout the world all the nation speaking the words of the shepherd and those who respond are his sheep cuz we see the heart of discipleship is found in John 10-4 10-4 if that's like what you say when you get it 10-4 good buddy, and the Sheep follow him for they know his voice. So faith comes through hearing. What are they hearing their hearing the words of the Shepherd that we speak and is cheap respond. But it also comes with the silver warning from John 15:18 through 20, and it says a servant is not greater than his master if they persecuted me, they will also persecute you the world will not be pleased with our coming and are going and are making of disciples and are and are bringing sheep into the fold. They did they just Like it we will be hated Jesus promises us that we will be hated. If you don't want to be hated by the world, don't be a disciple of Jesus. Right, but if you want to abide with Christ if you want to walk with him, then there's no avoiding it. Now I want everyone let me let's just talk about Sunday morning just real plainly but Sunday morning. I want every single person that walks through those doors to be loved to be greeted to be welcomed. Right? I want everyone to feel comfortable physically interpersonally, but I want everyone feeling uncomfortable spiritually right. Now one of us are done to every single one of us every single week needs to squirm a little bit. If not, we're doing something wrong, but I want everyone leaving going man that was terrible in so many ways, but I cannot wait till next week. I've got to be there. We're just going to speak the words of the shepherd and we're going to trust God we're going to lean on the Holy Spirit to sort it all out. That's not our job. Praise God. That's not our job. Right? We just praise him. We say his words and we see what God does. So there's our foundation. There's a heart and there's a warning the first thing we talked about is that at chiple abides disciple abides with Christ, which means I disciple is at home with Christ in a by just means you don't relieve right. I mean my grandmother said the secret to making her marriage last was not ending it right you just how do we persevere to the end? We don't leave Jesus we abide with him cuz he abides with us. So we deny ourselves and we abide in Christ. next
Vanna thirst knowledge and Independence of the scriptures. I think last week I said that we are doing that this week, but I'll tell you why we're not in just a second and number three. Finding purpose enjoy pleasing the father number four. We Make Disciples and that seems funny cuz it's almost like we're back where we started but that's exactly the point. All right. So the marks of a disciple of Jesus at the knowledge of self in a biting of Christ, I thirst College dependents on the scriptures of finding purpose enjoy pleasing the father and we make disciples we do that by knowing our calling and we know our gifts and we use our gifts to fulfill our calling which brings about not only the bearing of the marks of a disciple in our own self, but it brings about making new disciples. It's this awesome cyclical think it goes in a circle and what we find is that God's doing all of the work we're just caught up in it. And that's a lot of what we're talking about today. I need your permission though. I need your permission on something. Can I have your permission to admit that sometimes I fail miserably? Right. All right. So thank you, Paro. He was the first thank you. You're with me. All right, so I'm looking through all of this. I'm looking through the entire series that's already mapped out and in its outline and everything and I'm looking at it and I'm working all week and I'm thinking about what I'm going to share today in the next thing on the list and I wish I could and then went to the next week in the next week in the next week in the morning. So on and I realized I don't mention prayer at all like Duh, we abide in Christ in love, right? We biting his love he knows us and him unless we talk about how we talk to abide in love with one another. We love one another that's how the world knows that we are his disciples by our love for one another but we also abide in prayer. Like we abide in prayer. It needs to be the aroma that surrounds us as his people as his disciples as we are to be a people of prayer now, I as a pastor's about Pronto maybe a year ago. I don't know what time it doesn't have a loose grasp on it begin with a season ago. I was talking with another pastor about prayer and we are talking about being a church of prayer. And what happens is we kind of by default assume that we're a church of prayer because the people that are members of the church pray. so if so fact o i e
we are church. It's not necessarily true just because we are a group of people that happened to pray doesn't mean we are a church of prayer and what we find inescapably or at least it escaped me for a while. And now I'm getting with it is that we need to be a people of prayer that brings about an aroma just as sweet around I go all through the songs about how our prayers to the Lord our life together is a sweet Aroma strange experiences. Allow me just a moment. Using Brother Cornelius. I just have to talk about me for just one second. I don't know if you will have have a chance to meet brother Cornelius. He sits in the back such a wise presents. I just I want to be near him. I want to hear his stories. I want to soak up his wisdom. He's 92 years old forgive me. No one would have ever guessed that I just bought spoiler alert. The man is 92 years old. He had seen so much with the Lord for decades upon decades, right and and here's here's the weird part. Might sound weird. He smells fantastic.
The gentleman smells fantastic and from the moment. I met him when he walked through the door. I said to myself I want to smell like this man.
The smell is familiar to me. So I combed the recesses of my mind. And I said, what is this Aroma? I was reminded of my grandfather. It is Old Spice. I went to I went to Walgreens and I bought myself Old Spice.
right I want okay. I hope I haven't lost you.
Disciples of Christ have a sweet Aroma about them and that is prayer. I don't want to get too weird on you. I'm not talking about new age or has or anything. I'm just there is an air about disciples that are biting with Christ that just smells sweet.
I want to be. I want to be like brother Cornelius. Right on smell like a nearest what I really mean what I really mean.
That sweet Aroma is prayer. We abide in Christ in prayer. But what is it? Sometimes it's a great question to ask in the church because so many things we just kind of take as a given right. Let's be a people of prayer. Amen. Well, what is it like what is prayer itself? Martin Luther once said prayer is not overcoming God's reluctance. But laying hold of his willingness. Prayer is not overcoming God's reluctance. But laying hold of his willingness. Now prayer accomplishes more than just one thing right? I'm not going to spend all this morning talked about all the different things that prayer accomplishes. I'm just going to bottom line it prayer accomplishes the will of God. That's the singular goal. That's the main point the underlined of why prayer and what is it? It it it accomplishing the will of God but yet so much of our teaching and preaching on prayer is one of two things. It's usually Trying to convince people that prayer works. Where do I need to convince you that prayer works now, you're sold on that. Okay, so I don't want to waste a lot of time. We spend so much time and energy and effort trying to convince people that prayer does work and everyone of us if we've been walking with the more we have awesome true beautiful stories to tell about what prayer has wrought in our own lives. Okay. So we put a lot of time trying to convince people that it's effective or we spent a lot of time training people in the how to pray effectively so it's like it works and here's how you work it. Problem with that is what we really mean is it works and here's how we work him?
Write prayer Works in this is how we can get God. To give us what we want.
Write again a bit of a spoiler alert. I don't think those are the prayers that really honor and I don't think those are the abiding prayers that the disciples should seek. Let me tape off a couple biblical crime scenes if I can. The first is from Matthew 6:33 familiar verse but seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things will be added to you. Okay, so I'm going to make an analogy. All right. Now, what could I use? Haz material for an analogy, I don't know randomly maybe marriage I don't know out of left field never heard that before but as marriage was his marriage as and as an example as an analogy have you heard of the five love languages? Okay. Alright. Yes, it's great book highly recommend reading it is true. Okay, and these are the five love languages words of affirmation give quality time physical touch acts of service. Those are the five ways in which people give and here and receive love to the point of the book the port of the teaching. It's very good one is not everybody's the same. Right? So if you know if you love someone you might wash their car without thinking twice about it, but you are not like you and all I called Gucci with your love. You're not going to smother them with like, you know, big hugs and you're awesome, aren't you so off? He might that not my bu but that might not be you but yet you would mow the lawn you would you know. Whatever. Okay, that means that you probably naturally speak acts of service. And if that person whose car was washer whose yard was mowed, it's still not really feeling very loved and maybe that they really are like Words of Affirmation. They just really wanted to be told that day that you know what they're awesome. There's no judgment there. Just those who love language is. So let's just say hypothetically speaking may not be true that my wife's love language was Acts of service. Let's just say that it is and let's just say again. I'm not saying that it is not saying it's not what is my love language primarily was I don't know just pick one physical touch. Let's just say randomly hers is acts of service. Mine is physical touch. Nearly 100% of marriage teaching that you receive right now is a sense essentially Your Love Languages if your love language is physical touch in your wife's love language is acts of service. Well, if you want her to speak your language, you need two speakers. So great time in there is great time you in the kitchen, right? You got to serve that woman and then she will serve you the problem with that is if I'm serving my wife. So that she loved me that I'm not really serving my wife. I'm actually serving me my wife. You get your the saying? I'm using manipulation to get what I really want. I guess it's obvious that I actually should just really want her. The definition of love that we worked on his is she more fulfilled and more secure. What is manipulating people to get what you want. Is that filling them? Is that making the more secure or is that making the more insecure because you're just using them to get what you want. Subway free read again Matthew 6:33, but seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things will be added to you. If you're just seeking his kingdom so that you can get all these things. All these things are your God not him. You're worshipping to give your washing the gift not The Giver. So Prairie in that it in that context in that way. It's just curious how you can manipulate God into giving you what you really want. I can't imagine that God would be honored by that. Here's another biblical crime scene psalm. 37:4 says delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. Cool. Will they get the desires of my heart that I need to Delight in the Lord Lord? You are so fantastic when I where's all my stuff. Looking for my stuff. I just to spend time with you. Oh Lord. It is such a soothing balm to my soul. So is a new truck.
Here's the truth of psalm 37:4 if you truly desire delight yourself in the Lord the desires of your heart become more Lord. And the answer to that prayer is always yes. Lord I want to be closer to you Lord, I desire you more to walk closely with me Lord up above I'd with me I want to abide in you Lord. I want to know you more. I want to walk with you more closely the answer to that is always yes. Prayer can never be a part of a scheme to put God under our will prayer is how God accomplishes his will. Put very simply prayer is how God has chosen to accomplish his will on Earth.
It's not just the means for us or not. Just it's not the means for us to accomplish our will but it's God's means to accomplish his own. Prayer is how God has chosen to accomplish his will on earth now. I've never been accused of being a brilliant strategist.
There it is. Strategist no one has ever accused me of being a brilliant strategist, but it occurs to me if looking at a at a flowchart or I don't know I guess they call it having us in the equation at all seems to me to be a terrible strategy on God's part. If if a spraying is the means that God has ordained to accomplish his will honor that kind of seems to me that his will never be accomplished. Because have you met me have you met you have you met us? Right like it seems to me that got you just take us out of the equation altogether like why this seems to me over complication. This seems to be the weak Link in the chain right would be our involvement in the plan. Like why would God do that? I don't know. Well, I feel a little I have it. I have a hint I have a clue. The man if I had it my way I wouldn't do it that way. Would you do it that way? One of my favorite quotes and you'll hear me quote it often cuz it seems to always fit in whatever sermon it's from James Vernon McGee Dead Guy In His Brilliant an awesome. He said this is God's Universe. We do things his way. You may think you have a better way, but you do not have a universe. K right, this is God's Universe. We do things his way and he has ordained that his way is prayer. That's how he is going to accomplish. His will is to our prayer and again prayer is not overcoming God's reluctance but is laying hold of his willingness. But so much of our prayer energy has spent is it has been spent his will to her own. Now. The reason my wife is not here with Judah is that most of the the inside guts of our family minivan is is is strewn about in the driveway of our home because I've undertaken to do a lot of repairs on the vent. I'm doing alright, I'm not in over my head at all. But there's a lot of parts on the outside that need to be on the inside and one of the things I'm attempting to do is replace the serpentine belt and I don't know if you've ever worked on cars, but there's a reason it's called the serpentine belt because Satan invented it Are you have to use the breaker bar input on a thing a guy inductors all this stuff crammed in this tiny and I'm trying I can't get them try to bend this thing. Right and I'm fighting and fighting and in what I finally quit last night, and I said The problem is me. This is possible. It's been done before I'm I'm doing it wrong. So instead of killing myself trying to bend this machine to my will I have to take a step back. I got to look back at the Haynes manual and I got to say okay. How is this supposed to be done so much of our time and energy and prayer is wasted because we're trying to bend God in a directions that he will not go instead of just going God Bend us to your direction.
We got it backwards. How often is that? It seems to be a pretty reoccurring Stadium, right? So much of our prayer energy is focused on trying to discern God's Will and trying to convince God what his will should be. It's hilarious because his will is that we should pray and in our ministry of prayer as his church. His will is accomplished again. I say a prayer is the way God has chosen to accomplish his will on Earth.
You'll hear me say this often as well. God has never had a plan for anything. God has a plan for everything. And what is that plan? The Prairies how God is going to accomplish his will on Earth? What is that? Will what is that plan? It's simply the Revelation and Glory of his son Jesus. The Revelation and Glory of his son. Jesus disciples You & I we disciples are to reveal reveal the glory of Jesus. That's ultimately we will get what we are doing. We follow all those steps, you know, if the all four or five or whatever they are, right and when we discern our gifts when you are calling use our gifts to the whole thing, that's just putting Jesus on display. It's just making much of Jesus. It's just glorifying Jesus and specifically glorifying the grace of Jesus.
Being a disciple walking as a disciple making a disciple. It is revealing the glory of Jesus and that is done through prayer. How does God do that, true prayer in a way that only God can do it again. I just had to read it off the page because I don't want to get it wrong and I've a scripture right after the back me up. So if you balk at anything, I'm saying realize that it's actually the scripture saying we'll get to it. Through the prayer of saints disciples sheep Believers. He accomplishes his will on Earth and as it is in heaven and his will on Earth is to confirm Those whom he predestined to the image of his son and raise them up to be seated with his son in Heaven Romans. 8:26 Romans 8 26 through 30 and end. This is the the core of of all of this truth today this morning and forever Romans 8 starting in verse 26 reading 236 this You may not have heard these two ideas stitch together. Paul stitch them together through the inspiration to Holy Spirit listen. Likewise the spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought but the spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words, and he who searches Hearts knows what is the mind of the spirit? Because the spirit intercedes for the Saints according to the will of God and we know that for those who love God all things work together for good for those who are called according to his purpose for Those whom he foreknew. He also predestined to be conformed to the image of his son. In order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and Those whom he predestined. He also called and Those whom he called. He also Justified and Those whom he justified. He also glorified it's his will that we would be conformed to the image of his son and be seated with him. It's God's will that we would put the glory of Jesus specifically the glory of the grace of Jesus on display for all the universe God. The father says I want the universe to see the glory of my son.
And that's accomplished through us and it's accomplished through prayer again at the beginning there in in verse 26 says likewise the spirit helps us in our weakness for we do not know what to pray for as we ought but the spirit himself intercedes with us.
It begins where it begins in our weakness it begins with us saying Lord. We are humbled before you we are weak. We cannot even comprehend what you want in the world show us. Holy spirit pray through us that the will of the father would be accomplished. I don't know. What have you ever been in a position where you just don't know what to pray.
But yet you remain abiding that time of prayer and you're like Lord, I'm at a loss. I don't know. Usually it comes out like this just saying the name of Jesus, right so much of my prayers as spoils. You just say in Jesus's name what the holy spirit is doing is praying through us. And again, I'm going why even have me in the equation? I'm the one that gets so easily distracted. I'm the one that is a terrible undisciplined prayer light. I'm the one that rarely gets on. My knees are flat on my face and just praise God have your will through me. Why even include me in that?
And if he's already decided what he's going to do, why would we even need to be included? Why does the sovereignty of God question for you? If God is so Sovereign and he's already established what he is going to bring then why even pray you might have even heard that are said that yourself. If God is Sovereign then why even pray right? He's already established, you know the end of it all why do we need to pray that God would bring about the end of it all? Well, so I was 6 my sister was eight. We lived in Longwood Florida and we were about to my dad's a pastor. We're about to move to Winston-Salem North Carolina and apparently on my parents Minds before we moved was one of the cool things that we need to do with our little kids before we leave and what came to the four most of their minds they live in Orlando. It's go to Disney World. So I remember one day. I don't remember what day of the week. It was. My sister and I are probably Saturday that makes sense the summer we go and we and we jump in my parents bed straight. I know they loved it too. I'm sure it was just fantastic for them. That's why we did it cuz we just wanted to serve them so we jump in the bed and they wake up like why they so excited and my parents said kids is what you need to do need to go. I need to put on your comfy clothes you need to put on your you're most comfortable shoes. I need to go and get in the car because we are going to Disney World. So we did it. Or did I say Dad silly? Silly silly Dad. If you have already decided that we're going to go to Disney World then why do I need to go put up my shoes and get in the car? You've already willed that we're going to go there. You've already established that that's where we're going to end up. So why even put on the shoes? See Dad try again next time.
If you've already ordained that we would be gathered around the Throne of your son Jesus. Then why I pray that your son would return.
If you've already established that God has included Us in This brilliant amazing humbling God ordained plan and it blows my mind how much time we waste in prayer read the New Testament you do not find the disciples wringing their hands asking God what his will is you find them praying earnestly that his will would be done.
On Earth as it is in heaven, Maybe. That sounds familiar for a reason. God has already ordained the destination and the means the destination is the return of Jesus raining on a new Earth surrounded by his grace adopted brothers and sister Saint disciples. That's the destination around the Throne of Jesus. And what are the means the prayers of those same disciples? When was the last time you when was the last time we as a church prayed Lord, Jesus come? I'm convinced part of the reason Jesus hasn't already, is that the church has not asked him to we kind of like this world right now. We would like a few more things in a bit more security, but we actually like this world right now, and we're kind of worried that Jesus might come before.
When's the last time we prayed Lord Jesus come return rain surround yourself with your people Lord Jesus. The picture is painted for us surprise in Revelation 5.
The Lord just keeps bringing me back there Revelation 5. Let me read it. It's not on the screen cuz I even close your eyes if that helps. It's not on the screen. So I just want you to hear it. Follow along if you have your Bible. Then I saw in the right hand of him who is Seated on the throne a scroll written within on the back. So you'll have Seven Seals and I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice who is worthy to open the scroll and break it seals and no one in heaven or on Earth are under the Earth was able to open the scroll 4 to look into it and I begin to weep loudly because no one was found worthy to open the scroll or look into it. And one of the elders said to me weep no more Behold The Lion of the tribe of Judah the root of David has conquered so that he can open the scroll and it's Seven Seals in between the Throne of the four living creatures animal the elders. I saw a lamb standing as though it had been slain with seven horns and seven eyes, which of the seven spirits of God sent out into all the Earth and he went and took the scroll from the right hand of him who was Seated on the throne. And when are you taking the scroll the four living creatures in 24 Elders fell down before the lamb each holding a harp? And golden bowls full of incense which are the prayers of the Saints.
And they sing a new song saying worthy. Are you to take the scroll and to open it seals for you were slain and buy your blood you ran some people for God from every tribe and language in people a nation. Can you have made them a kingdom increase to our God and they shall reign on the earth. Then I looked and I heard around the throne in the living creatures in the elders the voice of many angels numbering myriads of myriad's thousands of thousands saying loud voice Worthy is the Lamb who was slain to receive power and wealth and wisdom in might and honor and glory and blessing and I heard every creature in heaven and on Earth and under the Earth and in the sea and all that is in them to him who sits on the throne into the lamb be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever and the four living creatures said I'm in and the elders fell down and worshipped. That's the end of the story folks That's How It Ends that's the god-ordained end of all things that we would be surrounded and that the Jesus would be surrounded by those whom he resurrected worshiping and praising him. And what sport out? bowls of incense which are the prayers of the Saints
the prayers of the Saints are kept by God They're not lost to the wind. They don't fall on deaf ears. They're written down and placed in a Golden Bowl.
Vincent's what is incense? It is a sweet fragrance.
the sweet fragrance
every prayer prayed in accordance with the will of God is placed in the bowl.
and what you'll see next what comes next let me let me find it specifically in in Revelation 7
starting in verse 9
what's starting in 15 Revelation 7:13 and 15
therefore There Before the Throne of God and serve him day and night in his Temple and who sits on the throne will shelter them with his presence. They shall hunger no more. Neither thirst anymore the sun shall not strike them nor any scorching heat for the lamb in the midst of the throne will be their Shepherd and he will guide them to Springs of Living Water and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes how many of your prayers have been in tears for God to accomplish something right and righteous.
God heal my family heal my body Kegel this world heal. Those that are broken God bring about Justice.
Why do the wicked prosper?
What is abortion continue? What could be more in accordance with the will of God that the innocent would not be soldered? Why is that prayer not being answered? Why does it seem like those prayers are not being heard? I thought God promise that he would do anything. Jesus said whatever you ask in my name, it will be given within where are answers.
Where are the answers?
Revelation 8 starting in one when the lamb opened the seventh seal there was silence in heaven for about a half an hour that I saw the seven angels who stand before God in the seven trumpets were given to them and another angel came and stood at the altar with a golden censer and he was given much incense to offer with the prayers of all the Saints on the golden altar Before the Throne and the smoke of the incense with the prayers of the Saints Rows before God from the hand of the angel that the angel took the sensor and filled it with fire from The Altar and threw it on the And they're peals of Thunder Rumblings flashes of lightning and an earthquake. Our prayers are not ever forgotten Church prayers by the name of Jesus according to the will of Jesus are ripped and can't you just see it just written with such care. And their place in a bowl place in sense, and it's poured out when when the trumpets blow and Christ Returns, the prayers of the Saints bring about the return of Jesus the prayers of the Saints bring about the return of Jesus in the answering of all those prayers. Where's my healing? It's in the bowl.
Where's my family's wholeness in the bowl, where's the cure for cancer in the bowl? Where's Justice For The Wicked in the bowl?
The captain report out at the return of Jesus.
Why aren't we praying for his return? that is a prayer of the Holy Spirit can pray through us. Look at the prophet Isaiah.
Isaiah 62 verses 6 & 7 says this on your walls o Jerusalem. I have set Watchmen all the day and all the night and they shall never be silent you who put the Lord in remembrance take the rest and give him no rest until he establishes Jerusalem and makes it a praise in the earth. God says don't ever let come Lord Jesus fall out of my ears. Give me no rest Lord, Jesus come Lord, Jesus come. That's our prayer and our answer come Lord Jesus.
Come Lord, Jesus come Lord, Jesus.
Sorry tension Doolittle diagram on the screen of the net in that doesn't sound terribly anticlimactic look it up a diagram. This is how prayer kind of functionally works the will of the father through the peace and power and presence of the Holy Spirit through the adopted Sons and Daughters of God through the Son of God back to the father.
God and his will is accomplished through the prayers of the Saints of the disciples?
Father wants the sun to return and so the spirit tells our hearts. It's not going to be right until the sun returns. So we pray son return father. Send your son to return.
Everything we pray in the will of God will be answered upon his return.
And again I ask why include us to begin with. Why? the grace
is what's the will of the father to put the grace of the sun on display for all of the universe to see and Marvel? Grace he doesn't need us.
He doesn't need us that's the point but yet he works through us. As a means of Grace to be included in the working of God.
in our home, we we celebrate the birthdays of our children have a lot of children. Not a lot of money. My wife is awesome. She she kind of stalks the in caps of Target and Walmart and when things go on clearance and we put them in the closet and on the eve of our children's birthdays all of the siblings get to go to What's called the mommy store and and Mara has laid out these gifts that she wants her children to receive. She's already established. My children will receive these gifts but yet what are the siblings get to do they get to come in and make it to say I want to get fat. I want to give that I want to give that. in the next morning on their birthday, they get gifts that say to Adeline from Judah.
We all know we all know from whom the gift came and we all know to whom the praise is due.
But yet we're pulled in. And God in his scriptures and by the power of the holy spirit says which of these would you like to ask for in my name? Which of these will you pray for? Let me say I want this. I want holness. I want peace. I want provision. I want Justice. I want the return of Jesus and God write our name on it and puts in the bowl.
Who are we? To be included in such a plan.
Jesus taught his disciples how to pray. in Matthew 6
Jesus says pray like this then our father in Heaven. Hallowed be your name Your Kingdom Come your will be done on Earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our debts.
As we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation. But Deliver Us from Evil. And your name Jesus? We pray come come come Lord, Jesus come. return today answer those prayers right now pour out the bowl. blow the trumpet come Lord, Jesus come we ask humbly. Before your throne we ask in your name, I'm in.