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  • Taffi Dollar: Every privilege that Christ has, that same
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  • privilege belongs to us.
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  • Everything that was written in the will of God for Jesus to
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  • receive or bequeathed by the Word of God,
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  • so it is in our life.
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  • That we can walk in the same benefits, amen?
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  • announcer: Philadelphia, get ready for the 2019
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  • Join Pastors Creflo and Taffi Dollar for one day only.
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  • Creflo Dollar: God has blessed you, and he's
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  • overflowing his blessing in your life.
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  • Taffi: And how many know God will take care of
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  • everything concerning you?
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  • creflodollarministries.org.
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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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  • We are changed.
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  • Taffi: Let's begin in our Bibles in the book of John
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  • chapter 1, verse 12, and we talked about
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  • how Jesus makes us brave
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  • and how Jesus makes women brave.
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  • Thank you.
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  • And we have this opportunity because of grace and his Word
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  • that we cannot be those who tolerate inferiority and
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  • insecurities in our lives and bondages and habits and yokes
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  • and all kinds of things that were a part of the Old
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  • Testament, but through Christ, through the Word of God, and
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  • through Jesus's coming that we can be free.
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  • That we can be brave.
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  • Not just talking about something, a cliché-type Word,
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  • but really getting over into what God endeavors for
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  • our lives to be lived.
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  • I think if anybody ought to be free, the women of God
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  • should be free.
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  • And how is it that we have the Word of God and there are areas
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  • in our life in which we aren't free?
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  • So, we really wanna challenge you to look at your life and
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  • look at how the Word is taking place in your life and what's
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  • keeping you from being brave, and I love what Pastor Debra
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  • said yesterday morning and challenged us to recognize
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  • and look at why is it
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  • that we're not living a life of bravery and living to
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  • our fullest potential?
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  • And so, I trust with the things that you've already heard thus
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  • far and even what you'll hear in the next few minutes that it
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  • will reveal some things to you, so let's begin in
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  • John's Gospel chapter 1.
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  • Somebody say this with me, "Jesus makes me brave.
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  • His Word makes me brave.
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  • I am a brave woman of God."
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  • I'm gonna start in the Amplified, and I don't know if
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  • you have the Easy Read Version, towards the end of some
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  • of the Scriptures, if you can also maybe pull that up.
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  • If not, we'll just read it in the Amplified or the King James
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  • Version, but verse 12 says, "But to as many as did receive and
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  • welcome him, he gave the authority (the power, privilege,
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  • the right) to become the children of God, that is,
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  • to those who believe in (adhere to, trust in, and rely on)
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  • his name."
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  • Someone say, "I'm privileged," and, as I said on last night, we
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  • are privileged here in Detroit, Southfield, to be able to sit
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  • in a public place to hear the Word of God.
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  • There is no separation between men and women.
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  • We're not in a position where we're fearing for our lives, but
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  • the fact that in the other parts of the world, the Eastern parts
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  • of the world, this would be a real privilege, so we can't take
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  • this freedom that Christ has come to give us for granted.
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  • And I talked on last night how Christ is the best thing that
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  • ever happened to women, 'cause you gotta understand in the
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  • East, Saudi Arabia, there are plenty of places where women
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  • can't even drive, where women don't have the freedom.
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  • They don't have rights.
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  • They don't have access.
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  • They're very limited, and so the fact that Christ has come to
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  • those who believe in and on and adhere to his name.
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  • He says that he gives us this power, and he gives us
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  • this privilege, amen?
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  • Now, flip over to Romans chapter 8, verse 17.
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  • Romans chapter 8, verse 17.
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  • Again, the Scripture says and if we are children who have been
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  • given the power, the right, who've been given the privilege
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  • to believe on the name, "Then if children, then heirs; and heirs
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  • of God, and joint-heirs with Christ," so it is Christ
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  • who gives us the privilege to be heirs.
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  • Under the old covenant women were not considered
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  • heiresses or heirs.
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  • Only the male child could be an heir, and it was the woman who
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  • did not have an inheritance.
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  • In many instances she was as if personal property and very
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  • limited, almost in the category of a minor, but because of
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  • Christ's coming and us receiving Jesus into our life he says that
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  • we now, who are his children, the children of God and heirs of
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  • God, that we're also joint heirs with Jesus Christ, so that means
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  • that every privilege that Christ has, that same privilege
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  • belongs to us.
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  • Everything that was written in the will of God for Jesus to
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  • receive or bequeathed by the Word of God,
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  • so it is in our life.
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  • That we can walk in the same benefits, amen?
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  • Because from heaven's point of view and from God's perspective
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  • he sees us just like he sees his Son.
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  • He loves us just like he loves his dear Son, Jesus.
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  • Somebody say, "I am the beloved of the Lord."
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  • You are the beloved.
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  • God loves you with an undying, unfailing, unconditional love.
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  • He wants to prosper you and give you a future and a hope in him,
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  • so we have to believe what God's Word and what his will has said
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  • concerning our lives and the fact that there is a will for
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  • us, and in many instances we have to believe what God
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  • has said concerning us.
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  • Now, I wanna begin this morning and I wanna make this statement,
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  • so stay with me and listen very closely.
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  • Jesus gave women status, and Jesus gave women respect,
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  • and that respect was equal to the man.
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  • Jesus gave the woman respect that was equal to a man.
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  • Now, I mentioned on last night and let's look at this in
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  • Luke's Gospel chapter 10.
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  • I know that's a bold statement, and I think we'll just get
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  • radical for just a second.
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  • We see here where Jesus was in the house.
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  • In fact, it says in verse 38, "Now it came to pass, as they
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  • went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain
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  • woman named Martha received him into her house."
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  • So, Jesus was at whose house?
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  • Martha's house.
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  • "She had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus's feet,
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  • and heard his Word."
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  • I mentioned on last night how women ordinarily, culturally,
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  • were not allowed in the room with men.
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  • Under the Old Testament, under the law in most instances women
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  • couldn't be in the same room, and so they were mostly
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  • in another part, apart from the men.
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  • But Jesus, because of his purpose on the earth,
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  • was to elevate the status of women.
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  • He allowed her.
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  • He allowed Mary to sit at Jesus's feet, and he allowed her
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  • to be a part of that conversation that was taking
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  • place where Jesus was teaching those who were in the company of
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  • Mary's house, and so we see here that the Scripture says that
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  • Mary sat at Jesus's feet, and she what?
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  • Heard his Word.
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  • Now, we know in verse 40 it talks about how Martha was
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  • cumbered about much serving, and said, "Lord, dost you care that
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  • my sister has left me to serve alone?
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  • And therefore make her help me."
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  • And verse 41 says, "Jesus answered and said unto her,
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  • Martha, Martha, thou art careful, troubled about many
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  • things: but one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen
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  • that good part, which shall not be taken away from her."
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  • It shall not be taken away from her, so the fact that she was
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  • allowed, referring to Martha, was able to be in the space of
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  • men says to me that it was so important to Jesus to allow her
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  • to be at his feet so that she could hear the Word of God,
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  • just as important that the men hear the Word of God.
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  • But Jesus's one purpose, I believe, allowed Mary to show
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  • her the respect and the benefit of hearing the Word of God so
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  • that it could be a part of her life and on the inside that she
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  • could understand that she could be a part of God's plan.
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  • That she could hear the Word of God.
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  • Now, under the law--and the Torah talks about how women
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  • should not be taught, but Jesus came, and he undid all of that
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  • so that we could learn, so that we could be educated.
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  • You know, there are other parts in the world where women
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  • can't even learn.
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  • Girls can't learn.
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  • I was over in Zimbabwe several years ago, and they had a whole
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  • initiative about how girls now can learn, but, you know, we
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  • think that's so archaic, but it's very true.
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  • And if we're not careful these practices and these stereotypes
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  • and this discrimination and prejudices easily seep into the
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  • church, and we begin to limit ourselves because of these
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  • things that are not true, and so Jesus came on purpose,
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  • I believe, to elevate our status and to put us in the position
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  • where we can receive respect, that which was equal to the man.
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  • Now, let's go a little further here and let's talk about some
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  • practical things.
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  • I wanna get practical as possible this morning, and we
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  • mentioned on last night and I think we ended on, number one,
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  • we have to know what is ours.
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  • You gotta know what's yours.
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  • Somebody say, "I know what belongs to me."
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  • You know, it took a while to get to a place of understanding what
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  • it is that I was supposed to do, and I think that God is
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  • constantly speaking, but many times we're just not hearing it.
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  • I had to get a lot of the filters out of my life so I
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  • could hear the things that God was saying.
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  • Get rid of the fear that was an area of defense in my life and
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  • be delivered so that I could really be a funnel and a vessel
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  • where God could speak and then in turn I could hear and obey
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  • what it was that he was saying.
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  • So, we have to know in our knower what it is that God is
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  • wanting to do in our life.
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  • We looked on last night at the woman, the Canaanite woman, who
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  • desired something from the Lord concerning her daughter, and she
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  • was willing to fight for what she believed was rightfully
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  • hers, and as a result Jesus said, "I've not seen such great
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  • faith like this woman here."
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  • And as a result she said, "Lord, even the dogs, the dogs,
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  • eat the crumbs from the bread."
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  • And so, Jesus says, "I've not seen such great faith," and so
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  • I'm telling you the enemy is not gonna roll over and just let you
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  • waltz into the destiny for your life.
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  • You've gotta know what belongs to you.
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  • There is a will, there is a purpose, there is an
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  • inheritance, and I'm telling you I'm not gonna just let it decay
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  • and sit back.
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  • I'm not gonna let the precious blood of Jesus that was paid and
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  • bled on my behalf go in vain, so you've gotta make up in your
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  • mind that you're gonna go for everything that you know you
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  • have every right to receive, amen?
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  • So, number one you've gotta know what is yours.
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  • Number two, we've gotta receive it on the inside.
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  • Receive it, referring to the Word of God.
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  • We gotta receive it on the inside.
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  • Very practical things.
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  • I know you've been well taught, but you've gotta receive what
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  • God wants to do.
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  • The value, the status, the purpose, the respect that he has
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  • for you, you gotta receive it on the inside.
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  • You've gotta believe what he says about you regardless of
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  • what other people say.
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  • And what God says, if you don't believe it, how many of you know
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  • it will never come to pass in your life?
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  • I had to believe that I am the object of God's affection.
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  • I had to believe that I'm the apple of his eye.
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  • I'm the focus of his delight.
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  • I had to believe it on the inside and when I began to see
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  • myself like God saw me, things just began to change in my life.
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  • But it was one thing for somebody else to tell me.
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  • It was another thing for me to read it, but I had to take it.
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  • I had to begin to make it personal and intimate in my life
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  • and meditate on it and pull the doubts, pull the fears down,
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  • and replace it with the Word of God.
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  • I had to sit at the feet of Jesus.
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  • Some things just take time.
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  • You gotta be committed to immersing yourself in the Word
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  • of God day in and day out and as a result like Mary did, where
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  • she sat and heard the Word of God, and the Scripture says that
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  • one thing is needful, and she's chosen that good part.
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  • And later on we know how their brother passed, Lazarus, and
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  • Jesus wept, and there were some things that were necessary for
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  • her to have the Word later on in life, so we have to deposit and
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  • lay it up so that--we don't know what may come, but we'll be
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  • prepared for it, amen?
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  • So, number three.
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  • So, number one was know what is yours.
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  • Number two, receive it on the inside.
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  • Receive the Word of God on the inside.
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  • Number three, Jesus already did it, so we have to walk
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  • in our grace.
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  • Jesus already did it.
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  • We mentioned on last night how the victory already
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  • belongs to us.
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  • I'm not fighting the enemy.
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  • I'm not fighting with my flesh as those who have weapons of
  • 00:17:37.260 --> 00:17:43.110
  • carnality, but I'm fighting the fight of faith through the Word
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  • of God, which has already given me the victory.
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  • And so, it's a matter of discovering God's plan in my
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  • life and knowing what it is that he wants to do in his will and
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  • seeing myself in the center of his will, knowing that
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  • it's already done.
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  • Somebody say, "It's already done."
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  • It's already a finished work over 2.000 years ago.
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  • We're not trying to get God to do what he's--or he wants us to
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  • enter into his rest and to rest in what Jesus has provided for
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  • us and to know that he has already won the battle for us.
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  • Let's look at number four.
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  • We have to keep the vision of the Word of God
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  • on the inside of us.
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  • Look at Mark's Gospel chapter 4.
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  • Keep the vision in front.
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  • Keep the vision of the Word of God inside of you.
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  • Those things that you've heard over this session and last night
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  • and yesterday and the day before, we have to keep it at
  • 00:18:58.270 --> 00:19:03.290
  • the forefront of our thinking, 'cause how many of you know soon
  • 00:19:04.000 --> 00:19:08.050
  • as the enemy can, the Bible says, that he will come
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  • and try and steal the Word?
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  • But he's a defeated foe, and we're gonna protect
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  • that which we've received.
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  • Mark's Gospel talks about here--that's not
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  • the right Scripture.
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  • Turn over to Mark chapter 14.
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  • Let's see if that's it. No, that's not it, either.
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  • I'm just gonna keep going.
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  • Number five, recognize that you are not cursed and you
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  • are not condemned.
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  • Somebody say, "I am not cursed, and I am not condemned."
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  • Let's see if this is the right one in John's Gospel chapter 8.
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  • John chapter 8, verse 6.
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  • Now, this story is about the woman who was caught in adultery
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  • and verse--we'll back up a little bit to verse 3.
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  • "And the scribes, the Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken
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  • in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst, they say
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  • unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery,
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  • in the very act."
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  • Now, I guess she was having adultery with herself and by
  • 00:20:48.040 --> 00:20:51.030
  • herself, because she was the one that was taken, according to the
  • 00:20:51.040 --> 00:20:56.220
  • Scripture here, but that was typical for the Old Testament
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  • and the law.
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  • "Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned:
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  • but what sayest thou?"
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  • Well, that the woman would be stoned.
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  • Very hard for a woman under the law and under the descriptions
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  • of Moses during the time in which women lived.
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  • "This they said, tempting him, that they might have
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  • to accuse him.
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  • But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground,
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  • as though he heard them not.
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  • So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself,
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  • and said unto them, He that is without sin among you,
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  • let him first cast a stone at her."
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  • Ain't it funny how the ones who were so quick to condemn are
  • 00:21:55.140 --> 00:22:02.030
  • the ones who need to be condemned themselves?
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  • Not that I'm advocating condemnation all around the
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  • board, but I'm just saying that it amazes me how quick we are to
  • 00:22:10.290 --> 00:22:16.020
  • judge and to point the finger and to accuse, to fault find,
  • 00:22:16.030 --> 00:22:23.210
  • to shame, and to curse.
  • 00:22:23.220 --> 00:22:27.230
  • And so, Jesus says, "He that is without sin among you,
  • 00:22:27.240 --> 00:22:31.070
  • let him first cast a stone at her.
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  • And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground.
  • 00:22:36.140 --> 00:22:38.130
  • And they which heard it, being convicted of their own
  • 00:22:38.140 --> 00:22:40.270
  • conscience, went out one by one, beginning from the eldest, to
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  • the least: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman
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  • standing in the midst.
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  • And when Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but that
  • 00:22:49.190 --> 00:22:53.210
  • the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are your accusers?"
  • 00:22:53.220 --> 00:23:00.060
  • Where are your accusers?
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  • "Hath no man condemned thee?"
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  • And I'm so thankful for how Jesus handled this situation,
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  • because this is a powerful message to us, because so
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  • many times we condemn ourselves.
  • 00:23:16.190 --> 00:23:20.050
  • Particularly, we can be harder on ourselves, so hard on
  • 00:23:20.060 --> 00:23:24.210
  • ourselves, and I'm reminded the Lord had put on my heart about
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  • 11 years ago to go to the streets of Atlanta and women who
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  • were in adult entertainment and in prostitution to minister to
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  • them and to invite them to church and to just show them
  • 00:23:41.230 --> 00:23:47.280
  • the love of God.
  • 00:23:47.290 --> 00:23:51.080
  • And, you know, when they started coming to church, coming to
  • 00:23:51.090 --> 00:23:56.170
  • the church, all kinds of things.
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  • Women start feeling threatened by their husbands.
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  • "I don't want these women coming to the church.
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  • They gonna steal my man."
  • 00:24:10.040 --> 00:24:12.080
  • I'm like, "What in the world is going on?
  • 00:24:12.090 --> 00:24:17.240
  • We're just trying to heal people."
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  • We're trying to help 'em transition off the pole and,
  • 00:24:21.210 --> 00:24:31.170
  • you know, God must have a sense of humor.
  • 00:24:31.180 --> 00:24:33.070
  • I've done stuff, but I'm like, "Lord, this is just funny
  • 00:24:33.080 --> 00:24:36.240
  • that you would call me.
  • 00:24:36.250 --> 00:24:39.110
  • I don't know anything about stripping and prostitution."
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  • But he said, "Just do it, Taffi.
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  • Do it. Do it. Do it."
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  • And they would come and thank God for the ushers.
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  • And they'd have their little miniskirts on, and they'd come
  • 00:24:53.100 --> 00:24:56.230
  • with lap cloths.
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  • I'm just like, "Leave 'em alone. Leave 'em alone.
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  • Let 'em."
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  • You know, they'd come to the altar.
  • 00:25:02.260 --> 00:25:04.050
  • You know, we covered 'em up and stuff.
  • 00:25:04.060 --> 00:25:07.130
  • "Praise the Lord they gonna be all right.
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  • Jesus is here," amen?
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  • But we've gotta learn how to--what God wants to do in
  • 00:25:17.120 --> 00:25:22.200
  • these last days and that the most important thing that we can
  • 00:25:22.210 --> 00:25:27.030
  • do is understand how to be free from condemnation, 'cause a
  • 00:25:27.040 --> 00:25:31.260
  • lotta times when we are feeling condemned we're the ones who are
  • 00:25:31.270 --> 00:25:35.090
  • gonna condemn other people.
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  • Bible won't work.
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  • Oh, I am not afraid
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  • I cast it out of my life
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  • Your word I can depend on
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  • It is proven every time
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  • I can't be moved by what I see
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  • Just be moved by what he says
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  • Ya gotta have faith all the time
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  • Be not afraid
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