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The Art of Being Alone with God Part 2

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August 7, 2019
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Creflo Dollar

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The Art of Being Alone with God Part 2

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  • Creflo Dollar: I don't want it to be where we come in,
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  • have another Sunday to play church, have another Sunday
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  • where we can out-religicize one another in activity.
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  • I don't want that anymore.
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  • I want a relationship with Jesus where it becomes so dynamic
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  • that when I come in contact with you, what you get from me
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  • is an overflow of my time spent with him.
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  • announcer: Calling all men.
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  • Creflo: It's time for you to find out your place
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  • in the body of Christ.
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  • Gary Taylor: You are not gonna be satisfied until
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  • you do what he commissioned you to do.
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  • Michael Smith: I wanted to do right but couldn't, but
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  • now the Spirit of God lives in me, and he gives me
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  • power to do what I could not do on my own.
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  • Ken Terry: I expect to get understanding.
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  • I expect for me to grow in my grace.
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  • Kenneth Fuller: So, when things come our way, when things
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  • come up against us we know that we're coming through.
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  • announcer: See you there.
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  • This is your world,
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  • so let's vow to make it a better place.
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  • Let every heart that needs to know
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  • your love is here to stay.
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  • Oh, it's time we live a new life.
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  • Oh, let his love shine bright in you.
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  • Oh, we're saved by his grace,
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  • so we embrace your love today,
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  • and I'm changed.
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  • Creflo: Let's go to Ephesians chapter 2, verse 4
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  • in the AMPC version, guys.
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  • It's an amplified version. Ephesians chapter 2 and verse 4.
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  • Verse 4.
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  • Okay, could you put that on the screen?
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  • I want everybody to see this.
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  • Pastor Ken told me he was meditating on this Scripture
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  • when y'all went out and just tears just came out of his eyes,
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  • and it happened to me this morning,
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  • to just think about, "Look at God."
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  • He says, "But God - so rich is he in his mercy!"
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  • Mercy is--it's the bad you deserve but you don't get,
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  • and it's the thing you feel condemned about.
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  • But he says he's rich in mercy, so he says,
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  • "I don't know how much bad you deserve, but,"
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  • he says, "he's so rich in mercy.
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  • You're not gonna get it."
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  • "But God - so rich is he in his mercy!
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  • Because of and in order to satisfy the great and
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  • wonderful and intense love with which he loves us."
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  • He's trying to satisfy his great and wonderful and intense love
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  • with which he loved us with, this intense love.
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  • This is not a love that's looking for every opportunity
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  • to put judgment on you.
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  • It's not a love looking for every opportunity
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  • to make you sick when you miss it.
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  • It's not a love looking for every opportunity
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  • to keep you broke.
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  • It's not a love that's looking for every opportunity
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  • to cause problems in your life.
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  • That is not the true nature of God.
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  • See, the problem with most people, they stick--they still
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  • think we're talking about the God of love,
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  • but this is not the God of love.
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  • This is the God who is love. He doesn't have it.
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  • He is it. You see what I'm saying?
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  • He doesn't have love. He is love.
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  • To encounter him and to have intimacy with him
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  • is to encounter the very essence of love.
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  • It is to have a relationship with the very essence of love
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  • and here is God--put the Scripture back.
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  • Here is God who says that in order to satisfy
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  • this great--he's trying to satisfy this.
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  • He's looking for a place to satisfy this intense love
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  • that he has for us.
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  • Do you understand?
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  • He said it needs to be satisfied, and he chose it--he
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  • chose us to try to satisfy.
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  • Have you ever been really, really thirsty?
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  • And he's like, "I am thirsty to try to satisfy."
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  • It's like we don't get it.
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  • The only reason he can't is 'cause we won't let him.
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  • He wants to satisfy this love with which he loved us.
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  • Go ahead.
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  • He wants to satisfy this love by which he loved us.
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  • "Even when we were dead (and slain) by
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  • [our own] shortcomings--"
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  • How many ever had some shortcomings?
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  • He still is intense about loving you.
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  • Turn to our neighbor and say,
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  • "God has an intense love for me."
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  • So, do you think that intense love enjoys seeing you sick?
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  • Do you think that intense love enjoys seeing you broke
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  • and without and hurting and heartbroken?
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  • Do you--that's--so, if God is intense with his love,
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  • trying to satisfy his love, and he's trying to love us
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  • with that intense love, the only thing that can stop
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  • that is whether or not you believe it and receive it enough
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  • to say in a time of trouble, "God loves me."
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  • The key to deliverance is not am I doing my faith right?
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  • That's important. Am I making enough confessions?
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  • That's important. Am I praying long enough?
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  • No, no, no, no, no.
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  • The key is do I believe this intense love
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  • that God has for me?
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  • And when I'm in trouble I say--here is what I say,
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  • "God loves me."
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  • Now, you may think, "Well, what is that gonna do?
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  • That ain't got nothing to do with healing."
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  • It has everything to do with whatever is wrong with you.
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  • It has everything to do whatever is going on in your life.
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  • Your belief in that love and your relationship with
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  • that love has everything to do with everything.
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  • But do I believe it?
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  • Because you'd be surprised the same Christians that
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  • wear a t-shirt that says "I'm a Christian," as soon as they
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  • fall, mess up, do something crazy the first thing
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  • they wonder about is, "I wonder if God
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  • still loves me 'cause I did that."
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  • Do you not understand that is an attack on the ultimate
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  • foundation of whatever deliverance you need to have?
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  • There has to be--this has to be settled in you.
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  • It has to be settled in you.
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  • "God loves me. God loves me."
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  • Okay, I'm gonna get very radical here.
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  • I hope you know how to place this in good balance.
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  • God loves me when I am doing some of the stupidest thing ever
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  • and when I finish--your stupidity cannot change
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  • or affect his love.
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  • Please understand what the Scripture says.
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  • He didn't start loving you when you got saved.
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  • [congregation applauding]
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  • He doesn't love you more once you got saved.
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  • He has and will always love you with intensity.
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  • Religion tells you, no, God loves you now that you're saved,
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  • and he loves you even more if you get filled with
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  • the Holy Ghost, with the evidence of--
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  • [speaking in tongues]
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  • Speaking in tongues.
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  • Oh, and he'll love you even more if you come
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  • to church three times a week.
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  • And, oh, by the way, good goobagaloo,
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  • if you participate in one of the departments
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  • you have got the love of the Father.
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  • And you know what you start doing?
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  • You start governing his love based on you feel like
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  • he loves you based on what you've done.
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  • That's performance-based Christianity, and
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  • he said while you were yet sinners.
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  • He didn't die for you 'cause you deserved it.
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  • He died for you while you were yet sinners, so
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  • you got to settle in this relationship.
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  • Being in a relationship with God settles the issue.
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  • You're so focused on him.
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  • You're just not concerned about a whole lotta things
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  • you're concerned about right now.
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  • I woke up this morning and my main concern
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  • was my alone time with God.
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  • Woke up about 4:30 in the morning.
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  • I'm already fresh, went to bed early, so why am
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  • I trying to get some more sleep?
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  • Let's, "Hey, God, you up?"
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  • "Yeah, son. I never sleep or slumber.
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  • Let's talk. Let's talk.
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  • I got some secrets I wanna tell you about
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  • how I've been feeling."
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  • You know what?
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  • If you tell him some secrets, he'll tell you some.
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  • You already know you got it, so you might
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  • as well be able to talk to--
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  • That's the problem.
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  • You're walking around with secrets you
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  • think God don't know.
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  • It ain't--that's what the relationship is for.
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  • That's what it's for. Use it.
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  • "Well, I don't know about talking to God."
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  • That's why it's personal time.
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  • You can talk to him like you want to.
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  • I don't give a hill of beans about what's going on in public.
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  • Like, it doesn't move me 'cause I don't even know if that's you.
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  • Image is so big in this day and time.
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  • I don't even know what's you. I mean.
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  • People can look awesome and look like they
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  • have a great relationship with God.
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  • I don't know how you even look like it, but you do
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  • all the things that you think people are looking for
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  • to look like you have a image that has a great relationship
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  • with God, but that doesn't mean anything.
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  • Doesn't mean anything.
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  • You know the truth about you like nobody knows
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  • the truth about you except God.
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  • What a relationship.
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  • A friend that sticketh closer than any brother that
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  • you can talk to about anything and even if you don't know
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  • all the Scriptures yet he'll teach 'em to you.
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  • Even if you don't know all the Scriptures yet
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  • you just go to him just straight up.
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  • "Yo, God, man, I'm high.
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  • You know, I'm trying to do this, Lord.
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  • I've been trying for the last six months to cut
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  • this thing out, man, 'cause, you know, I mean, you told me
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  • that I don't need to be in bondage to anything.
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  • And, you know, I know you don't condemn me, I know
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  • you already forgave me 'cause you're just good like
  • 00:11:46.260 --> 00:11:48.190
  • that, but, you know, yo, I need some help.
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  • I need some help, so I'm looking to you for this.
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  • I need some help."
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  • Some of you think, "Well, that prayer is nowhere
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  • near as the one that's religious."
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  • "Dear kind heavenly Father, according to your book that says
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  • very emphatically that thou shall hear the cry of the
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  • righteous when they come before you in their whole heart--"
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  • Somehow you think that that prayer is less than this prayer,
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  • but it may be that the prayer that sounds so religious and
  • 00:12:23.030 --> 00:12:25.200
  • so colorful and so fixed up, that that was a prayer that was
  • 00:12:25.210 --> 00:12:29.050
  • developed out of the teachings of mechanics, but has lost its
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  • relationship with God, and he'll prefer you say the first prayer
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  • that was born out of your heart of sincerity.
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  • He'll teach you how to talk later.
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  • "Lord, help me."
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  • I don't know if you've ever been so hurt, you don't even know how
  • 00:12:51.280 --> 00:12:54.060
  • to formulate the words to pray, and you've been so hurt that all
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  • you could do was cry and mumble some words out.
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  • And some of you think, well, that's a waste of time.
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  • You know what?
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  • That's the most powerful prayer you can have.
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  • It's called groanings.
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  • Somebody says, "How do you know that's powerful?"
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  • That's what Jesus did at this grave.
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  • The Bible says he began to weep, and Jesus wept.
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  • Remember that little Scripture?
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  • He wept, if you need to keep reading, because after he wept
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  • that's when resurrection took place, and it referred back
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  • to him that he prayed when he wept, a prayer that becomes
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  • so powerful that I can't search for the language to
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  • even speak it out, but out of my heart.
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  • One of the most powerful prayers you can pray
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  • is the prayer of groaning.
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  • Why?
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  • Because it is born out of the sincerity of your heart,
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  • and God knows what's in your heart.
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  • Not to justify your sin, you know, like your friends say.
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  • "Well, God know my heart." What does that mean?
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  • So you can just keep killing yourself?
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  • No, that's not what that means. Are y'all following me?
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  • The intimate sincerity of a person's heart.
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  • All right, now watch this. Now go to Hebrews chapter 8.
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  • Hebrews chapter 8 and let's start at verse 10.
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  • Oh, praise God. Oh, hallelujah.
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  • Something is happening to you right now.
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  • The Holy Spirit--you have to understand something.
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  • Religion won't be--religion won't have the impact on your
  • 00:14:34.130 --> 00:14:39.000
  • transformation like the Holy Spirit, because religion
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  • has not been given the assignment to transform you.
  • 00:14:46.110 --> 00:14:50.150
  • And when I say religion it's not by your doing that's
  • 00:14:50.160 --> 00:14:54.200
  • gonna have impact on your transformation.
  • 00:14:54.210 --> 00:14:57.280
  • Real transformation is gonna take place by the Holy Spirit
  • 00:14:57.290 --> 00:15:01.130
  • and just by beholding him you'll be transformed into
  • 00:15:01.140 --> 00:15:04.210
  • that same image from glory to glory by the Holy Ghost.
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  • We need to start taking time to--we need to take time
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  • to recognize
  • 00:15:19.150 --> 00:15:27.080
  • that so many missing things in our life take
  • 00:15:27.090 --> 00:15:34.250
  • place by the Holy Spirit that you can't see.
  • 00:15:34.260 --> 00:15:41.240
  • And until you come to the point of recognizing, "I believe," and
  • 00:15:42.190 --> 00:15:50.020
  • allow the Holy Spirit to start doing the work--the destruction
  • 00:15:50.030 --> 00:15:54.230
  • to the Holy Spirit doing the work is you doubting him enough
  • 00:15:54.240 --> 00:15:59.090
  • for you to start trying to do something to transform you
  • 00:15:59.100 --> 00:16:03.060
  • and not let him do the thing to transform you.
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  • Are y'all listening? Are you hearing what I'm saying?
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  • Look at the Scripture. Verse 10 and 11.
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  • "'For this is the covenant that I will make with the house
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  • of Israel after those days,' saith the Lord;
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  • 'I will put my laws into their mind.
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  • I will write them in their hearts: and
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  • I will be to them a God.
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  • They shall be to me a people.'"
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  • Now, watch this.
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  • Hold on a minute there and let's go--yeah, go--let's
  • 00:16:36.240 --> 00:16:39.020
  • read the whole thing.
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  • Verse 11, "After they shall--after they shall
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  • not--after they--and they shall not teach every man
  • 00:16:42.000 --> 00:16:45.200
  • his neighbor, and every man his brother, they won't have
  • 00:16:45.210 --> 00:16:49.080
  • to say, 'Know the Lord.'"
  • 00:16:49.090 --> 00:16:50.190
  • That teaching won't have to happen.
  • 00:16:50.200 --> 00:16:54.000
  • Why?
  • 00:16:54.010 --> 00:16:55.100
  • "For all shall know me, from the least to the greatest."
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  • All right, now let's back up to verse 10.
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  • Let's answer some questions here.
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  • This is the covenant of grace. This is the New Testament.
  • 00:17:03.150 --> 00:17:06.180
  • The new covenant of grace.
  • 00:17:06.190 --> 00:17:08.090
  • "'For this is the covenant that I will make with the house
  • 00:17:08.100 --> 00:17:10.070
  • of Israel in those days,' saith the Lord; 'I will put my laws
  • 00:17:10.080 --> 00:17:13.030
  • in their mind, and I will write them in their hearts.'"
  • 00:17:13.040 --> 00:17:15.290
  • The first question is, what law is he gonna put
  • 00:17:16.000 --> 00:17:19.200
  • right on my mind and my heart?
  • 00:17:19.210 --> 00:17:22.000
  • I need to see that. What law is that?
  • 00:17:22.010 --> 00:17:24.180
  • And I know most of you know that, but let's go look at it.
  • 00:17:24.190 --> 00:17:26.160
  • 1 John 3:22-24. What law?
  • 00:17:26.170 --> 00:17:30.260
  • It's almost as if I am hearing God say, "I am gonna equip you
  • 00:17:31.120 --> 00:17:39.000
  • to do what you cannot do on your own and in order for me
  • 00:17:39.010 --> 00:17:43.260
  • to be able to expect this from you I have to equip you."
  • 00:17:43.270 --> 00:17:48.030
  • How many of you know God will never expect anything
  • 00:17:48.040 --> 00:17:50.130
  • from you until he first of all equip you to do it?
  • 00:17:50.140 --> 00:17:56.210
  • God will never ask anything of you unless he first of all equip
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  • you with the ability to do it.
  • 00:18:01.000 --> 00:18:04.240
  • Man, that just--that set me free.
  • 00:18:04.250 --> 00:18:06.280
  • If somebody says, "Well, what if God asked you to
  • 00:18:06.290 --> 00:18:09.120
  • give a million dollars?
  • 00:18:09.130 --> 00:18:10.240
  • Did he equip you with it? No, I ain't got it."
  • 00:18:10.250 --> 00:18:14.110
  • Well, don't worry about it.
  • 00:18:14.120 --> 00:18:16.030
  • He never gonna ask you to do what you're not equipped to do.
  • 00:18:16.040 --> 00:18:20.270
  • That ain't--that is--that never has to be your concern, whether
  • 00:18:20.280 --> 00:18:23.200
  • or not God gonna ask you to write a check for a million
  • 00:18:23.210 --> 00:18:25.290
  • dollars, 'cause he is never gonna ask you to do
  • 00:18:26.000 --> 00:18:31.040
  • what you are not equipped to do.
  • 00:18:31.050 --> 00:18:34.160
  • So, if he ask you to forgive this person of this horrific act
  • 00:18:34.170 --> 00:18:38.110
  • that they did to you, he will not ask you to forgive and love
  • 00:18:38.120 --> 00:18:42.090
  • without first of all equipping you with the equipment necessary
  • 00:18:42.100 --> 00:18:46.200
  • to forgive somebody of such an egregious act, so if he says to
  • 00:18:46.210 --> 00:18:53.150
  • do it you need to know, "I got the goods by
  • 00:18:53.160 --> 00:18:57.250
  • which I can carry this out."
  • 00:18:57.260 --> 00:19:01.010
  • All right, now look at this.
  • 00:19:01.020 --> 00:19:03.020
  • 1 John 3:22, "And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because
  • 00:19:03.030 --> 00:19:09.200
  • we keep his commandments," not Moses's commandments, not the
  • 00:19:09.210 --> 00:19:18.200
  • commandments of Moses, his commandments, "and do
  • 00:19:18.210 --> 00:19:25.120
  • those things that are pleasing in his sight."
  • 00:19:25.130 --> 00:19:29.010
  • Twenty-three, "And this is his commandment--"
  • 00:19:29.020 --> 00:19:35.270
  • See, we thought once we got born again and now we're under
  • 00:19:35.280 --> 00:19:38.080
  • the grace of God and we're delivered from the law of Moses
  • 00:19:38.090 --> 00:19:41.000
  • we ain't got no more laws or commandments to keep.
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  • We don't have to keep those.
  • 00:19:44.160 --> 00:19:46.030
  • Jesus has delivered us from the law that came by Moses, the 613,
  • 00:19:46.040 --> 00:19:50.070
  • but now he says, "I got some commandments."
  • 00:19:50.080 --> 00:19:53.030
  • Now, they ain't a lot.
  • 00:19:53.040 --> 00:19:54.270
  • Ain't no 613 of 'em, but it says, "If you keep my
  • 00:19:54.280 --> 00:19:59.120
  • commandment it will be a fulfillment of everything
  • 00:19:59.130 --> 00:20:04.020
  • you couldn't do by your own performance."
  • 00:20:04.030 --> 00:20:07.110
  • Hallelujah. Glory to God.
  • 00:20:07.120 --> 00:20:10.030
  • Oh, boy.
  • 00:20:10.040 --> 00:20:11.130
  • "And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the
  • 00:20:11.140 --> 00:20:15.000
  • name of his Son Jesus Christ," and in that is loving one
  • 00:20:15.010 --> 00:20:20.060
  • another, as he gave us a commandment to love.
  • 00:20:20.070 --> 00:20:24.040
  • Now, hold your place there. Guys in the back, help me.
  • 00:20:24.050 --> 00:20:27.220
  • Hold that place there and go to Romans 5:5.
  • 00:20:27.230 --> 00:20:30.020
  • Now, he's not--he can't command me to do something--Romans 5:5.
  • 00:20:30.030 --> 00:20:34.090
  • He can't command me to do something if he didn't equip me.
  • 00:20:34.100 --> 00:20:38.150
  • It ain't right.
  • 00:20:38.160 --> 00:20:39.250
  • You're gonna equip me to love what's not lovely?
  • 00:20:39.260 --> 00:20:42.240
  • You're gonna equip me to love somebody that murdered one
  • 00:20:42.250 --> 00:20:44.220
  • of my relatives or my friends?
  • 00:20:44.230 --> 00:20:47.110
  • You're gonna equip me to love a spouse that broke
  • 00:20:47.120 --> 00:20:51.070
  • their covenant and invited somebody else into my bed?
  • 00:20:51.080 --> 00:20:54.170
  • You're gonna tell me to do something like
  • 00:20:54.180 --> 00:20:57.120
  • that and not equipping me?
  • 00:20:57.130 --> 00:21:00.220
  • You're gonna equip me to forgive somebody that shot my dog?
  • 00:21:00.230 --> 00:21:05.250
  • All right, look at this.
  • 00:21:13.010 --> 00:21:14.150
  • "And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed
  • 00:21:14.160 --> 00:21:19.140
  • abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us."
  • 00:21:19.150 --> 00:21:25.270
  • So, what did he say?
  • 00:21:26.240 --> 00:21:28.030
  • "The day you get born again, I'm gonna make sure the Holy Spirit
  • 00:21:28.040 --> 00:21:31.220
  • pours in your heart supernatural love."
  • 00:21:31.230 --> 00:21:39.030
  • Well, why is the first ministry of the Holy Spirit
  • 00:21:39.210 --> 00:21:44.180
  • to dispense love in your heart?
  • 00:21:44.190 --> 00:21:48.080
  • He says, "I'm giving you the stuff that makes me, me,
  • 00:21:48.090 --> 00:21:53.250
  • so that when you receive me you have the same substance
  • 00:21:53.260 --> 00:21:56.100
  • that makes me, me, gonna make you, you."
  • 00:21:56.110 --> 00:22:00.170
  • So that the Son of Man--the Son of God became the Son of Man
  • 00:22:01.270 --> 00:22:05.140
  • so sons of men could become the sons of God, and the Holy Spirit
  • 00:22:05.150 --> 00:22:08.170
  • was sent to pour the love of God in your heart, so you
  • 00:22:08.180 --> 00:22:13.280
  • possess--the day you got--the day you believed you possessed
  • 00:22:13.290 --> 00:22:17.240
  • supernatural love in you to enable you to do everything he
  • 00:22:17.250 --> 00:22:23.190
  • would command you to do through this commandment of love.
  • 00:22:23.200 --> 00:22:26.210
  • He's not gonna command you to love and not provide to you
  • 00:22:26.220 --> 00:22:30.080
  • the supernatural ability to love.
  • 00:22:30.090 --> 00:22:33.000
  • The supernatural love itself abides on the
  • 00:22:33.010 --> 00:22:35.200
  • inside of every believer.
  • 00:22:35.210 --> 00:22:37.190
  • You'd be surprised the things you can love, and you'd
  • 00:22:37.200 --> 00:22:40.050
  • be surprised how quick you can forgive if you don't
  • 00:22:40.060 --> 00:22:42.240
  • focus on your old software and stay focused
  • 00:22:42.250 --> 00:22:46.040
  • in on your relationship with God.
  • 00:22:46.050 --> 00:22:48.270
  • He'll show you, you can love.
  • 00:22:48.280 --> 00:22:50.170
  • He'll show you, and you're sitting up here listening to
  • 00:22:50.180 --> 00:22:51.280
  • this and some of y'all cannot forgive the person you divorced.
  • 00:22:51.290 --> 00:22:54.190
  • The biggest unforgiveness I ever seen is amongst divorcees.
  • 00:22:54.200 --> 00:22:58.040
  • "Well, how is Frank."
  • 00:22:59.000 --> 00:23:00.110
  • "Let's not talk about Frank.
  • 00:23:00.120 --> 00:23:05.160
  • He is just the baby sperm donor," like you don't have
  • 00:23:06.120 --> 00:23:15.290
  • the equipment to forgive Frank.
  • 00:23:16.000 --> 00:23:22.050
  • You do.
  • 00:23:22.060 --> 00:23:23.150
  • You have the equipment to forgive Frank.
  • 00:23:23.160 --> 00:23:25.200
  • You have the equipment to buy Frank something for Christmas.
  • 00:23:25.210 --> 00:23:28.060
  • You have the equipment to honor your--the father
  • 00:23:28.070 --> 00:23:31.240
  • of your children.
  • 00:23:31.250 --> 00:23:33.040
  • You have the equipment to do that.
  • 00:23:33.050 --> 00:23:35.090
  • You don't have to be teed off at Frank all your life.
  • 00:23:35.100 --> 00:23:37.140
  • You're a Christian. You're not like everybody else.
  • 00:23:37.150 --> 00:23:40.190
  • You're a born-again Christian who has had the love
  • 00:23:40.200 --> 00:23:43.210
  • of God dispensed on the inside of them.
  • 00:23:43.220 --> 00:23:50.050
  • Didn't get a lotta amens on that loving Frank thing.
  • 00:23:52.200 --> 00:23:57.060
  • "Mm-hmm. I hear you, reverend.
  • 00:23:58.060 --> 00:24:01.260
  • I'm gonna have to meditate on that just a little bit longer.
  • 00:24:01.270 --> 00:24:04.220
  • Give me about another year, 'cause what me and Frank
  • 00:24:04.230 --> 00:24:11.180
  • got, that's a deep thing.
  • 00:24:11.190 --> 00:24:13.010
  • You won't even understand.
  • 00:24:13.020 --> 00:24:15.070
  • If I see him right now I got a pistol in my purse right now.
  • 00:24:15.080 --> 00:24:18.280
  • Wish he would come up to the altar talking about getting
  • 00:24:18.290 --> 00:24:21.020
  • saved after he done treated me the way he treated me."
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  • announcer: Do you ever feel empty, confused,
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  • or not sure of what to do next?
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  • These may be signs of not spending enough time with God.
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  • Creflo: When you get alone with God and get away from
  • 00:24:35.060 --> 00:24:38.120
  • the clutter of the world, he will begin to instruct you,
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  • renew you.
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  • He will begin to give even the expectation of what you need,
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  • but you got to learn how to enter into a rest
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  • and wait on God, amen?
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  • all your haters a Christmas card thanking them for helping you
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  • Since I can't trust you, I can trust in a God
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  • Turn to two people and tell 'em, "The work continues."
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  • male: No matter how many conventions we go through--go
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  • to, you learn something different every single time.
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  • female: It's always an awesome experience to be
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  • in the presence of the Word and others who are just
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  • as excited as you are about God.
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  • announcer: Join us in Omaha, Nebraska at the Hilton Omaha
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  • Downtown on September 13 and in Woodbridge, Virginia
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  • at the Hylton Memorial Chapel on October 11.
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  • Call, text, or go online to register today.
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  • See you there.
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  • announcer: There is a purpose for your life.
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  • Introducing Grace Life Academy, an innovative approach
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  • to learning God's Word.
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  • Grace Life Academy offers unlimited access, with
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  • hundreds of hours of online teachings you'll have access to
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  • such as e-courses, study guides,
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  • an online community, quizzes, and more.
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  • announcer: When visiting New York and Atlanta join Creflo
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  • and Taffi Dollar at World Changers Church International.
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  • Service times are Saturdays at 6 p.m., Sundays at 10 a.m.,
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  • and Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
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  • For more information visit us online
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  • at creflodollarministries.org.
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  • Because of you, Creflo Dollar Ministries is providing
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  • a new understanding of grace and empowering change
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  • in the lives of millions of people every day.
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