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How to Wait for God

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August 8, 2019
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Creflo Dollar

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  • Creflo Dollar: In Isaiah chapter 40, verse 31, let's read
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  • verse 31 out loud together first of all in the King James, and
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  • then we'll look at some other versions.
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  • Let's read verse 31 out loud together.
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  • Ready, read, "But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their
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  • strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall
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  • run, and not be weary; they shall walk, and not faint."
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  • Now, look at this.
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  • "But they that wait upon the Lord."
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  • Of course, we went ahead and say it, "Wait on him," okay?
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  • But that's not what he said here.
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  • "They that wait upon the Lord."
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  • Now, the reason why I say it's not "on the Lord," but "upon
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  • him" or "for him," he says, "Look at the results."
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  • This is what happens when you wait for the Lord.
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  • You renew your strength.
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  • You mount up with wings as eagles.
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  • You run and you won't get weary.
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  • You walk and you won't faint.
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  • In other words, there's tremendous impact and results
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  • that takes place in every life that understands how to wait for
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  • God and that will understand that there is--there's never a
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  • waste of time to wait for God.
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  • But it's going to be a courageous act to wait for God
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  • as we begin to look at this.
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  • It's gonna--I look back at the beginning parts of this ministry
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  • where I didn't know what to do.
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  • I didn't know you called it "Waiting for God."
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  • I just chose him first 'cause I didn't know enough to do
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  • anything else.
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  • But you know, sometimes that's the best place to be, the
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  • blessing of "I don't know."
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  • Sometimes you think you know more than what you
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  • know, you know?
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  • But there's a blessing that comes from what you don't know.
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  • So now, "But they that wait upon the Lord shall
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  • renew their strength."
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  • Renew your strength.
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  • They're gonna mount up with wings as eagles.
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  • They shall run and not be weary.
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  • They're gonna walk and not faint.
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  • These are notable acts.
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  • This is the same as, you know, those who will know their God
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  • and do exploits, but then it takes us a level deeper here.
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  • He says, "You wanna see the exploits?
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  • You wanna see those noticeable, notable things happening
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  • in your life?"
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  • He said, "Here's the key, understanding how to
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  • wait for God."
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  • Understanding how to wait for God.
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  • Now, I pose this--let's look at this in the Amplified first.
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  • Now, watch this.
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  • "But those who wait for," see there?
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  • That's the translation of what we're doing.
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  • So, I need you to get this in your thinking.
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  • It is not waiting on, it is waiting for, and there is a
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  • difference there.
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  • Waiting--those who wait for the Lord, watch this, I love this,
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  • he's gonna describe it and give us a hint.
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  • Those who wait for the Lord, what do you mean?
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  • Who expect, who look for him, who hope in him.
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  • Another word you can put there is "trust."
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  • So, he's talking about anybody that will look to God, anybody
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  • who will hope for God, anybody who will rely on him, okay?
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  • He says, "Shall change and renew their strength and power; they
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  • shall lift their wings and mount up close to God as eagles mount
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  • up to the sun; they shall run and not be weary, they shall
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  • walk and not faint or become tired," because they
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  • look to God.
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  • You know, when things have gone on in your life,
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  • who do you look to?
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  • They rely upon God.
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  • When things are happening in your life, who do you rely on?
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  • Where--who do you trust?
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  • Glory be to God, calm down.
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  • I feel it coming.
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  • Who do you trust?
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  • All right, now go to Isaiah 64:4.
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  • Isaiah 64:4, this is really gonna challenge you in your
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  • personal time with the Lord.
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  • It's gonna challenge you--nobody's gonna be able to
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  • see this but you.
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  • Nobody's gonna be able to know this but you.
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  • This is one of these private, intimate adjustments that you
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  • will make that will yield tremendous, tremendous,
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  • tremendous harvest.
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  • Now, verse 4, King James, let's read it out loud together.
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  • Ready, read, "For since the beginning of the world men have
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  • not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen,
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  • O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth
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  • for him."
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  • I don't know about you, but it kinda blew my mind when it says,
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  • you know, you ain't seen it, you don't understand it, what he has
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  • prepared for him that waiteth for him.
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  • Now I don't know if it does this to you, but if he's prepared
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  • some things for those who wait for him, I wanna know how to
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  • wait for him so I can experience some of those prepared things.
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  • Oh hallelujah, praise God.
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  • So, y'all better get ready.
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  • There's some prepared things that you don't know about that
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  • have only been prepared for those who will wait for him.
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  • That might have been the problem.
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  • You've been waiting on him and not waiting for him.
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  • All right, now look at this in the Amplified.
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  • Let's amplify it a little bit more.
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  • Oh, praise God.
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  • You don't know how it feels when you already know where you're
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  • going and you're trying to stay cool so y'all won't think
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  • something wrong with me and I start shouting before I tell you
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  • what I'm shouting for.
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  • [speaking in tongues] See, you see what I'm saying?
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  • I can shout 'cause I know where I'm going, but y'all like,
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  • "What's the matter with him? [speaking in tongues]
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  • What? I didn't read that."
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  • Look at this.
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  • All right, "For from of old no one has heard nor perceived by
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  • the ear, nor has the eye seen a God besides you," whoo, watch
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  • this, ha ha, "who works and shows himself active on behalf
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  • of him who earnestly waits for him."
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  • I don't know if you heard that.
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  • He said, "But the guy that'll wait for me, I'm gonna go to
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  • work for him."
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  • He says, "I'm gonna work for the guy that knows how
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  • to wait for me."
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  • How many of you want God working for you?
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  • He says, "I'm gonna go to work for the guy who--"
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  • Oh thank you Jesus.
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  • I was thinking about that.
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  • Lord is working for me right now.
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  • And the book of Isaiah is interesting because when you
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  • talk about waiting on the Lord, you automatically assume that
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  • there's some trouble.
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  • And if you read it in context, there's stuff going on, which is
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  • the reason why here it begins to talk about waiting on the Lord.
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  • Now, let's move into this just a little bit.
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  • What does it mean to wait on the Lord?
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  • Now, I wanna mention what I just said here about trouble.
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  • In Isaiah, waiting for God implies that the people of God
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  • are in trouble.
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  • You see that contextually throughout the book.
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  • To wait for God implies that the people who are waiting
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  • are in trouble.
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  • They are in danger from enemies and the temptation is very great
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  • to hastily seek the help of men instead of waiting for
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  • God to act.
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  • And so, what you see here in this book is that they were
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  • hastily seeking help from men.
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  • They were looking to men.
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  • They were looking to human aid hastily in the middle of
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  • trouble, but not looking for God.
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  • Now, that happens right now today, especially in this
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  • humanistic world.
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  • When things pop off, a lot of people are not looking
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  • to God first.
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  • They're looking to human aid first.
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  • Humanism is the conviction that we have whatever we need to get
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  • ourselves out of whatever we're in, all right?
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  • And he says there's something real, real wrong with this, and
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  • so I want you to look at this Scripture, Isaiah 31:1.
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  • I wanna look at it in the King James, the Amplified,
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  • and the Message.
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  • Isaiah 31:1, King James and the Message.
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  • So, here's the guy who says, "I'm not looking to God.
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  • I'm in trouble, but I'm not looking to God.
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  • I'm gonna solicit human assistance," all right?
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  • So, check this out now.
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  • "Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help; and stay on
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  • horses, and trust in chariots, because they are many."
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  • They trust in them because there's many.
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  • "And in horsemen, because they are very strong; but they look
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  • not unto the Holy One of Israel, and neither do
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  • they seek the Lord!"
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  • All right, look at the next verse 2, same thing here.
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  • I'm gonna read down to verse 3.
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  • Isaiah 31, verse 3, verse 2 and then 3, "Yet he also is wise,
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  • and he will bring evil, and he will not call back his words:
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  • but will arise against the house of the evildoers, and against
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  • the help of them that work iniquity."
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  • Verse 3, "Now the Egyptians are men, and not God; and their
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  • horses flesh, and not spirit.
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  • When the Lord shall stretch out his hand, both he that helpeth
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  • shall fall, and he that is holpen shall fall down, and they
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  • all shall fail together."
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  • So, here's this deal about you who don't go to God but go to
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  • human assistance.
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  • He said you who chose human assistance instead of him, you
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  • gonna fall along with what you chose, all right?
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  • Now, go back and let's look at this in the Amplified.
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  • I'm gonna look at in three ways.
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  • We're gonna read it three times in different translations.
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  • "Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help, who rely on
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  • horses and trust in chariots."
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  • What do you rely on and where did you go for help?
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  • What do you rely on and where do you go for help?
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  • There are a plethora of paths that you take
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  • when you in trouble.
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  • Unfortunately a lot of times God is not one of them.
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  • So, what are we missing out when we choose those other paths and
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  • we don't choose him?
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  • "Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help, who rely on
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  • horses and trust in chariots because they are many and in
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  • horseman because they are very strong, but they look not to the
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  • Holy One of Israel, they don't seek him, they don't consult
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  • the Lord!"
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  • When you are in situations, do you trust him?
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  • Do you consult him?
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  • Most of the time, God's not consulted until the end, until
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  • what you chose first didn't work and then you say, "Well then,
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  • there's always God."
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  • He says, "And yet God's wise, he brings calamity and does not
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  • retract his words; he will arise against the house, the whole
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  • race of evildoers, and against the helpers of those
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  • who work iniquity."
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  • Verse 3, "Now the Egyptians are men and not God, and their
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  • horses are flesh and not spirit; and when the Lord stretches out
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  • his hand, both Egypt who helps will stumble, and Judah who is
  • 00:13:20.120 --> 00:13:23.290
  • helped will fall, and they will all perish and be consumed
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  • together," 'cause ain't nobody talking to me.
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  • All right, last one in the Message translation.
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  • In the Message.
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  • If nothing happens tonight as a result is message except you go
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  • home with this in mind, "I ain't doing nothing," like
  • 00:13:39.260 --> 00:13:43.230
  • Colonel Klink on "Hogan's Heroes," nothing, nothing,
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  • "until I consult God."
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  • Some of you who were with me when this church started, you
  • 00:13:56.150 --> 00:13:59.010
  • know that was my thing.
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  • "Let's do this." I need to pray about it first.
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  • Now, hold up, I need the pray about that."
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  • Well, if you don't hurry up, then they gonna go ahead."
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  • Maybe it ain't for me.
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  • I need to pray about it first.
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  • And the blessing would always come because he was the one
  • 00:14:11.090 --> 00:14:15.100
  • consulted first before any human aid.
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  • All right, look at this.
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  • "Doom to those who go off to Egypt thinking that horses can
  • 00:14:21.060 --> 00:14:25.110
  • help them, impressed by military mathematics, awed by sheer
  • 00:14:25.120 --> 00:14:30.230
  • numbers of chariots and riders--And to the Holy of
  • 00:14:30.240 --> 00:14:34.040
  • Israel, not even a glance, not so much as our prayer to God.
  • 00:14:34.050 --> 00:14:41.250
  • Still, he must be reckoned with, a most wise God who knows
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  • what he's doing."
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  • He knows what he--turn to your neighbor and say,
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  • "God knows what he's doing."
  • 00:14:50.270 --> 00:14:53.280
  • "He can call down catastrophe.
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  • He's a God who does what he says.
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  • He intervenes in the work of those who do wrong, stands up
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  • against interfering evildoers."
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  • Verse 3, "Egyptians are mortal, not God, and their horses are
  • 00:15:05.190 --> 00:15:10.100
  • flesh, not spirit.
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  • When God gives the signal, helpers and helped alike will
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  • fall in a heap and share the same dirt grave."
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  • I think you know what to get out of this one, right?
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  • God first.
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  • Turn to your neighbor and say, "I choose him."
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  • All right, now let's work on that definition of what it means
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  • to wait for God, not on God.
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  • I need you to eliminate that out of your thinking.
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  • I told you there was a distinct--that was an error that
  • 00:15:45.180 --> 00:15:48.010
  • we made in the church, waiting on God when it didn't say that.
  • 00:15:48.020 --> 00:15:52.140
  • It always talked about waiting for God, and then we took it and
  • 00:15:52.150 --> 00:15:56.280
  • made songs, "Wait, I say, on the Lord."
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  • "Wait for God" is the right translation there.
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  • All right now, let's look at the definition.
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  • Waiting for the Lord means--let's work on it now.
  • 00:16:06.070 --> 00:16:10.050
  • It means, like, first of all, it means they're looking
  • 00:16:10.060 --> 00:16:13.260
  • for the Lord.
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  • You're looking for God.
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  • Who do you look to in a time of trouble?
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  • Who do you look to in a time of lack?
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  • Who do you look to in a time of sickness, in a time of pain,
  • 00:16:27.010 --> 00:16:33.140
  • in the time of stress?
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  • Who do you look to?
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  • And it is the devil's purpose to try to impact your focus, where
  • 00:16:37.060 --> 00:16:45.010
  • you're so focused on the things that are going on around you.
  • 00:16:45.020 --> 00:16:48.290
  • You know who you should be looking to, but your focus has
  • 00:16:49.000 --> 00:16:52.120
  • been stolen and you're focusing on all other kind of things.
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  • Don't allow your focus to be impacted by the things
  • 00:16:56.160 --> 00:17:01.060
  • that are around you.
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  • Eliminate the clutter so you'll know who to look to, 'cause
  • 00:17:02.240 --> 00:17:07.050
  • sometimes you just get paralyzed.
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  • You don't look--you don't do nothing.
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  • You're just like, "Oh Jesus, I don't know what to do."
  • 00:17:10.200 --> 00:17:12.210
  • But you have to, on purpose, who do you look to?
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  • That's the same thing as saying trust.
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  • So, waiting on the Lord is this issue of looking to the Lord.
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  • It's consulting him.
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  • Looking to the Lord, consulting the Lord.
  • 00:17:23.030 --> 00:17:26.230
  • Watch this, it's seeking him, seeking after God, looking to
  • 00:17:26.240 --> 00:17:32.040
  • the Lord, consulting the Lord, seeking his will before any
  • 00:17:32.050 --> 00:17:39.030
  • human aid is pursued.
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  • Before you pursue any human aid, pursue him.
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  • Before--make this a number one rule to your life, if you will.
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  • I wish had another word to use, but a number one objective,
  • 00:17:56.180 --> 00:17:59.290
  • something you wanna achieve, that when life happens, I have
  • 00:18:00.020 --> 00:18:04.140
  • decided that I am gonna look to him first before I pursue any
  • 00:18:04.150 --> 00:18:10.170
  • human aid.
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  • What does he have to say?
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  • I'm gonna pray to him.
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  • I'm gonna talk to him.
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  • I'm gonna say to him, "Lord, I need you.
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  • What do you want me to do?"
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  • Please understand something.
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  • Nothing happens in your life without you saying something.
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  • Please understand something.
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  • Nothing happens.
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  • If you haven't said it, why you looking for it?
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  • You do not look for what you have not said.
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  • And this is unfortunate, what we do is we don't look for what we
  • 00:18:35.070 --> 00:18:39.120
  • have said negatively.
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  • And you don't look for what you say negatively, and consequently
  • 00:18:43.080 --> 00:18:45.250
  • you don't look for what you say at all.
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  • But as a born-again Christian, that is a part of your
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  • authority.
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  • If you are--if you have said it and if you are saying it, then
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  • you need to be looking for it.
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  • But if you haven't said it and you're not saying it,
  • 00:18:57.260 --> 00:19:01.000
  • don't look for it.
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  • Don't look for it.
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  • If you decide, "Father, I thank you that all my provisions are
  • 00:19:04.090 --> 00:19:06.200
  • met," you need to be looking for all of your provisions met.
  • 00:19:06.210 --> 00:19:10.010
  • But if you hadn't said that, don't look for your provisions
  • 00:19:10.020 --> 00:19:11.220
  • to be met.
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  • Continue to go around and complain about how you ain't
  • 00:19:13.270 --> 00:19:15.240
  • never got nothing.
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  • And by the way, you are having what you say in the negative,
  • 00:19:17.160 --> 00:19:19.250
  • but you don't believe you can have what you say, so that's why
  • 00:19:19.260 --> 00:19:22.160
  • you keep saying what you have and you keep having what you
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  • say, amen?
  • 00:19:24.290 --> 00:19:28.210
  • And so, to define, look, waiting for God, it means I'm
  • 00:19:28.220 --> 00:19:33.260
  • looking to him.
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  • I'm consulting him.
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  • I'm trusting him.
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  • My hope is in him.
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  • I'm going after him.
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  • And I am going after him before any human aid is pursued.
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  • Think about that.
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  • Think about that adjustment in your life.
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  • I am going after him before any human aid is pursued.
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  • You are putting everything concerning this natural on hold
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  • to consult God.
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  • Good grace is alive.
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  • Everything from this point on is on hold until I consult God.
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  • Make that a part of your life and watch how much he does for
  • 00:20:18.100 --> 00:20:24.090
  • those who consult him first, who put human aid on hold, and say,
  • 00:20:24.100 --> 00:20:33.060
  • "I'm gonna go see what Jesus gotta say about this first,"
  • 00:20:33.070 --> 00:20:35.190
  • amen.
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  • Whole life changes.
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  • Whole life, 'cause something happens when God is first.
  • 00:20:41.290 --> 00:20:45.110
  • Remember the Scripture, "Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his
  • 00:20:45.120 --> 00:20:51.220
  • righteousness, and all these other things that you see will
  • 00:20:51.230 --> 00:20:55.100
  • be added unto you."
  • 00:20:55.110 --> 00:20:56.290
  • What is he saying?
  • 00:20:57.000 --> 00:20:58.160
  • You don't need to be seeking the other things.
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  • If you'll seek the priority, if you seek the priority, that's
  • 00:21:00.070 --> 00:21:05.130
  • waiting for God.
  • 00:21:05.140 --> 00:21:07.100
  • It's when he becomes priority, you're going after him to get
  • 00:21:07.110 --> 00:21:11.090
  • the consultation.
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  • Now, look at this.
  • 00:21:14.180 --> 00:21:16.050
  • Go to Psalms 106, verses 7 through--7 to, let's see, let's
  • 00:21:16.060 --> 00:21:23.230
  • go through 13 in the King James.
  • 00:21:23.240 --> 00:21:26.150
  • Psalms 106:7-13, "The first act of waiting is to seek God's
  • 00:21:26.160 --> 00:21:33.040
  • counsel before any attempt is made to solve the problem
  • 00:21:33.050 --> 00:21:36.070
  • ourselves."
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  • Before any attempt. You know what you do.
  • 00:21:38.040 --> 00:21:41.100
  • You think I'm talking about calling somebody.
  • 00:21:41.110 --> 00:21:43.120
  • I'm talking mostly about self-preservation.
  • 00:21:43.130 --> 00:21:46.210
  • I'm talking about you trying to attempt to solve the problem on
  • 00:21:46.220 --> 00:21:50.260
  • your own, especially when, you know, somebody says,
  • 00:21:50.270 --> 00:21:53.260
  • "Well, I'm experienced."
  • 00:21:53.270 --> 00:21:55.110
  • I don't care about your experience.
  • 00:21:55.120 --> 00:21:57.000
  • It is--I have seen--I have seen instant results.
  • 00:21:57.010 --> 00:22:03.120
  • As soon as I got this revelation a couple of weeks ago and I saw
  • 00:22:03.130 --> 00:22:06.220
  • this, I have seen instant results.
  • 00:22:06.230 --> 00:22:10.130
  • I can't--I just don't--it's like I consult him, all right, and
  • 00:22:10.140 --> 00:22:17.120
  • then the next day I see answers before I begin any type of human
  • 00:22:17.130 --> 00:22:22.280
  • employment of any human aid.
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  • In fact, there are things I cannot even figure out how he
  • 00:22:25.210 --> 00:22:29.230
  • did it, but that's the stuff I couldn't see.
  • 00:22:29.240 --> 00:22:33.130
  • The things that he prepared, I couldn't see, for those who will
  • 00:22:33.140 --> 00:22:36.090
  • wait on the Lord.
  • 00:22:36.100 --> 00:22:37.260
  • It is an honor or something in heaven that when you choose him
  • 00:22:37.270 --> 00:22:42.000
  • above everything else--see, religion puts God on hold while
  • 00:22:42.010 --> 00:22:48.140
  • self continues the process.
  • 00:22:48.150 --> 00:22:51.050
  • But what God is saying is, "I want you to put everything else
  • 00:22:51.060 --> 00:22:53.110
  • on hold and let me continue to process."
  • 00:22:53.120 --> 00:22:57.070
  • And I'm telling you, I don't care what--listen,
  • 00:22:57.080 --> 00:22:59.070
  • relationships, finances, trying to figure out what you're
  • 00:22:59.080 --> 00:23:01.180
  • supposed to do here, da da da da, all of that, all of that,
  • 00:23:01.190 --> 00:23:06.010
  • you know, it used to--it probably didn't have to take me
  • 00:23:06.020 --> 00:23:11.090
  • a year or two to see things happen, but you talk about
  • 00:23:11.100 --> 00:23:13.170
  • acceleration.
  • 00:23:13.180 --> 00:23:15.050
  • Somebody say, "Speed it up."
  • 00:23:15.060 --> 00:23:17.060
  • You talk about acceleration, somebody say, "Speed it up."
  • 00:23:17.070 --> 00:23:20.080
  • God is--and this is a because I lack a better way
  • 00:23:20.090 --> 00:23:24.060
  • to articulate this.
  • 00:23:24.070 --> 00:23:25.210
  • He is anxious to bring to pass the faith that you have in him
  • 00:23:25.220 --> 00:23:29.060
  • to do a thing.
  • 00:23:29.070 --> 00:23:31.090
  • He is anxious for somebody who will trust him, somebody who
  • 00:23:31.100 --> 00:23:34.140
  • will actually say, "I rely on a God who I cannot see.
  • 00:23:34.150 --> 00:23:38.270
  • I am trusting you because I'm trusting my Word."
  • 00:23:38.280 --> 00:23:41.060
  • And I am telling you, if you will do that, you'll go to sleep
  • 00:23:41.070 --> 00:23:44.210
  • one night and wake up in your answer.
  • 00:23:44.220 --> 00:23:51.000
  • Most people, when they hear that, they're thinking about,
  • 00:23:51.010 --> 00:23:55.160
  • "Well, wake up in your car."
  • 00:23:55.170 --> 00:23:56.290
  • This is so way beyond that.
  • 00:23:57.000 --> 00:23:58.100
  • I'm talking about things in your personal life you can't even
  • 00:23:58.110 --> 00:24:01.010
  • figure out, and you go to God and say, "I'm bringing
  • 00:24:01.020 --> 00:24:03.230
  • this to you.
  • 00:24:03.240 --> 00:24:05.100
  • I don't know how to do this."
  • 00:24:05.110 --> 00:24:06.280
  • You know, you can handle it emotionally and then mess it up
  • 00:24:06.290 --> 00:24:08.210
  • worse, but you're taking him, say, "I'm consulting you, Lord."
  • 00:24:08.220 --> 00:24:12.170
  • And sometimes you don't even have enough words to even really
  • 00:24:12.180 --> 00:24:15.190
  • talk to him about it long 'cause you just don't know what to do,
  • 00:24:15.200 --> 00:24:18.200
  • so you just say, "God, here's the situation.
  • 00:24:18.210 --> 00:24:22.160
  • I'm consulting you. I'm trusting you.
  • 00:24:22.170 --> 00:24:24.260
  • Help me, Lord. Show me what I need to know.
  • 00:24:24.270 --> 00:24:27.160
  • Do something supernatural.
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  • I don't know what to do, but I trust you."
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  • And then leave it alone. Glory to God, I'm about to run.
  • 00:24:33.060 --> 00:24:36.020
  • And then go to bed.
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  • He never sleeps or slumbers, and you gotta learn how to rest in a
  • 00:24:37.290 --> 00:24:41.160
  • God that's working for you because you have chosen to wait
  • 00:24:41.170 --> 00:24:44.270
  • on him.
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  • Whoo, y'all hear me?
  • 00:24:47.070 --> 00:24:50.210
  • I wanna wreck up something right now because I know he able.
  • 00:24:50.220 --> 00:24:55.000
  • You know, like the song said, "I done tried him and I know him."
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  • All right, listen to me now.
  • 00:24:58.250 --> 00:25:00.150
  • And it's mind-boggling to me that God will be concerned about
  • 00:25:00.160 --> 00:25:04.160
  • the very personal issues of your life.
  • 00:25:04.170 --> 00:25:08.180
  • God'll work on other people that you didn't even know how to talk
  • 00:25:08.190 --> 00:25:13.130
  • to, and rearrange and change their heart, and you didn't even
  • 00:25:13.140 --> 00:25:21.000
  • know how to do that.
  • 00:25:21.010 --> 00:25:22.120
  • Creflo: You ain't the weak, little, pathetic thing that you
  • 00:25:22.130 --> 00:25:24.250
  • used to be.
  • 00:25:24.260 --> 00:25:26.080
  • You've been hardened a little bit and now you can send all
  • 00:25:26.090 --> 00:25:28.130
  • your haters a Christmas card, thanking them for helping you to
  • 00:25:28.140 --> 00:25:32.280
  • mature and to trust in God.
  • 00:25:32.290 --> 00:25:35.110
  • Since I can't trust you, I can trust in a God who'll never let
  • 00:25:35.120 --> 00:25:39.150
  • me down.
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  • Personal relationship.
  • 00:25:41.030 --> 00:25:44.040
  • male announcer: Calling all men.
  • 00:25:53.010 --> 00:25:54.110
  • Creflo: It's time for you to find out your place in
  • 00:25:54.120 --> 00:25:56.090
  • the body of Christ.
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  • Gary Taylor: You are not going to be satisfied
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  • until you do what he commissioned you to do.
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  • Michael T. Smith: I want to do right but couldn't.
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  • But now the spirit of God lives in me and he gives me power
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  • 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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  • announcer: Creflo and Taffi Dollar love connecting with you,
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  • every voice of social media.
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  • Because of you, Creflo Dollar Ministries is providing a new
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