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How to Wait for God

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August 9, 2019
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Creflo Dollar

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How to Wait for God

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  • by the partners and friends of Creflo Dollar Ministries.
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  • Creflo Dollar: There may be situations in your life
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  • where you will hear him say, "Be still, watch,
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  • and hold to your peace."
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  • That means something trying to steal your peace.
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  • Hold your peace. Hold your peace.
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  • Creflo: What's your motivation to wait on God?
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  • It's not forgetting what he's already done.
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  • The motivation for waiting on God?
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  • Not forgetting what he's already done.
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  • male: 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 you do
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  • what he commissioned you to do.
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  • Michael Smith: I wanted 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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  • 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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  • Creflo: God doesn't do things for us so we can just shout
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  • about it for a day or two and then forget his works.
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  • He does it so he can build hope and earnest expectation
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  • that will be maintained until you can--until
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  • you need it the next time.
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  • David did it, didn't he?
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  • David said, "Oh, I remember he--I killed the lion
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  • with a covenant with God.
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  • I killed a bear with a covenant with God.
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  • Who is this uncircumcised Philistine
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  • that doesn't have a covenant with God and I do?
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  • I do. Lord, what do you want me to do?
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  • "Take that rock. Go get five smooth stones."
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  • Do you understand?
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  • He was waiting on God and then God consulted and gave him
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  • something to do and he did it and he won that battle.
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  • He waited on God.
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  • But he didn't forget what God had already done.
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  • What's your motivation to wait on God?
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  • It's not forgetting what he's already done.
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  • The motivation for waiting on God?
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  • Not forgetting what he's already done.
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  • So go back and pick up some stuff that you forgot,
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  • and remind yourself that same God,
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  • that same God is who I'm consulting.
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  • That same God is who I'm waiting on.
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  • [speaking in tongues]
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  • That same God who delivered me out of a pit, out of depression,
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  • out of trouble, out of finances, out of depression,
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  • all that--that same God is waiting for another call.
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  • Think about this.
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  • We are the patient, right?
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  • In a situation, the first act of waiting is to seek God's counsel
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  • before any attempt to--is made to solve the problem ourselves.
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  • And so when we wait for God's counsel,
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  • we are submissive and open to what he tells us.
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  • We are not telling what he--telling him what he must do.
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  • Uh-uh.
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  • And I don't tell him what to do.
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  • "Now, Lord, what you need to do is I need this money by 3,
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  • and if you don't do it, I ain't serving you no more
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  • 'cause I'm tired of waiting now.
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  • This is the third time I've asked you."
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  • No, God don't need you to be who he is.
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  • But you do need him to be who you are, amen?
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  • We are like patients in a hospital,
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  • calling the doctor for advice on how to treat the patient.
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  • What do you do as a patient when you call the doctor?
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  • You're not telling the doctor what to do.
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  • You're waiting on the doctor to tell you what to do.
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  • All right now, watch this.
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  • Psalms 34, verse 5 in the New Living Translation.
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  • This really blessed me.
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  • Psalms 34:5 in the New Living Translation.
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  • He says: "Those who look to him for help will be radiant
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  • with joy; no shadow of shame will darken their faces."
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  • "Those who look to him for help will be radiant with joy."
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  • Why?
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  • Those prepared things you don't know about, God working for you.
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  • He says, "There will be no shadow of shame."
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  • What is he saying?
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  • You're more concerned about being put to shame if you choose
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  • God first and it don't work out.
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  • God is saying, "Choose me first. You won't be put to shame.
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  • You won't be put to shame."
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  • But we're afraid to choose God first.
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  • We won't pick and choose God to do what we know he can do.
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  • Let me give you this Scripture.
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  • I'll read over it pretty quick in Psalms 25 and 3.
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  • Psalms 25 and 3.
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  • Let me read this in the Amplified just real quick.
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  • Psalms 25 and 3.
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  • That's a powerful Scripture we just read.
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  • That's powerful.
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  • You need to take that to work with you tomorrow.
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  • I'm gonna choose him and I'm gonna be radiant with joy.
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  • You know what he says?
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  • "You're gonna be bouncing around the office with a big old smile
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  • on your face 'cause you'd have seen him work it out.
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  • He says, "Yes, let none who trust and wait hopefully and
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  • look for You be put to shame or be disappointed;
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  • let them be ashamed who forsake the right
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  • or deal treacherously without cause."
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  • And so there it is again, addressing the fear
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  • of shame if you choose to consult God and to wait for God
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  • before you pursue human aid.
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  • That's powerful. That's powerful.
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  • And I think it hit me this way because I'm like,
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  • "This is exactly what I did before I knew any Scripture."
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  • This is exactly what I did when he called me to do this
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  • and I'm like, "There's one thing we got straight.
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  • He says, 'Don't do nothing unless you check with me.'"
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  • Wow, so we have to be careful, watch this,
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  • not to forget what he did.
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  • To continue to pursue, to consult him,
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  • you will not be put to shame.
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  • There will be no disappointment, the Scripture says,
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  • when you do this.
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  • Oh, how I dream of a church who will not walk in worry or fear
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  • but who knows that they have a covenant that says:
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  • "I'll be your God and you will be my people.
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  • Wait for me. Wait for me."
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  • You know, sometimes, if you will just pause in the midst
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  • of you reacting to a situation.
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  • If you will pause, you will discover at that place
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  • I have not even turned to God.
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  • I've not even looked to God.
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  • I'm worried, I'm stressed, I'm crying, I'm cussing.
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  • I'm doing all of this stuff.
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  • I hadn't even looked to God and then you--you know,
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  • a lot of that is panic.
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  • Panic is groundless fear. Why?
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  • I didn't look to God.
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  • Something happens when you choose him first.
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  • He now ministers to you what you need
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  • to sustain you in your faith, amen.
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  • Now, the answer may come in two forms.
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  • So you go to God, you're waiting for God,
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  • you're seeking him first.
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  • 'Course, the Bible says over and over again,
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  • "If you seek him, you'll," what?
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  • He said, if you just seek him.
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  • "Seek him, you will find."
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  • So now there are two things you're gonna get from this.
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  • Number one, he may tell you to do something.
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  • Number two, he may tell you to do nothing.
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  • Here are the two things you'll get for waiting for the Lord.
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  • He will tell you--may tell you to do something.
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  • He may tell you to do nothing.
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  • Somebody says, "Well, that ain't so deep."
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  • It is because as Christian people we always
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  • assume we need to be doing something and sometime
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  • you doing something when he said, "Do nothing."
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  • Oh my God. Let me show you some Scripture.
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  • Go to Isaiah 30, verse 15 and 16.
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  • Isaiah 30, verse 15 and 16.
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  • So I choose to wait for the Lord so what am I waiting for?
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  • Do something, do nothing.
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  • You are now a barefooted priest.
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  • You're a barefooted priest and it's a lot different walking in
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  • the woods with shoes on versus when you take your shoes off.
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  • You're now gonna be very cautious
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  • about every step that you take.
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  • These two verses: "For thus saith the Lord God, the Holy One
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  • of Israel; in returning and rest shall you be saved."
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  • So notice what he says.
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  • The key here to salvation is rest.
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  • "In quietness and confidence shall you be strengthened--or
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  • shall be your strength."
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  • Quietness and confidence.
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  • That's--you ain't sayin' not'in'.
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  • You ain't sayin' not'in'.
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  • But now, here's what it go--here's
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  • what it means to wait for the Lord.
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  • Either he will tell you to do something
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  • or he'll tell you to do nothing.
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  • And somebody says, "Well, what if you ain't heard him?"
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  • Do nothing until you get instructions.
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  • The problem with a lot of Christians,
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  • we walk in this assumption.
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  • You know, you hear "Africa," and then you move.
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  • Then you get over there, "Lord, I don't know
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  • why it's so hot over here.
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  • You told me to come to Africa."
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  • God said, "I didn't tell you to come to Africa.
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  • I said, 'Africa.' I gave you a word.
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  • You made a sentence out of a word.
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  • I just wanted you to pray for Africa."
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  • God says to some of y'all, "entrepreneurship,"
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  • and then you go, "God told me to quit my job."
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  • He didn't tell you to quit your job.
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  • He said, "entrepreneurship."
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  • "Lord, what do you want me to do?"
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  • "Not quit your job.
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  • I just wanted you to find out what the word mean first.
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  • We were gonna see if you were it."
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  • You gotta understand most of the time God ain't giving them
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  • whole sentences that folks say.
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  • It's just--it's a word or two, progressively putting things in
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  • you so that the right motor and motivation has been put on
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  • the inside of you as he gives you instructions.
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  • Slow down.
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  • You think--you ain't even did the last thing
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  • he told you to do.
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  • Slow down.
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  • Now, watch this.
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  • Exodus chapter 14, verse 13 and 14.
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  • Exodus 14, verses 13 and 14.
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  • Oh, praise ye the Lord.
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  • Man, I feel some and sense some spiritual growth
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  • going on in this place.
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  • The devil seriously need to pack his bags
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  • and get out of your neighborhood.
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  • It's like, "Oh, oh, oh, I got this.
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  • I got this.
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  • Me and the Lord, we got this thing.
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  • I am waiting for the Lord.
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  • Put your apron away and quit waiting on him.
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  • And start waiting for him, all right?
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  • Now watch this: "And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not,
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  • stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord," wow,
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  • "which he will show to you today."
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  • Isn't this interesting?
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  • What was said to the people? "Fear ye not."
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  • What did he tell them to do? "Be still."
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  • Be still, and watch this: "Be still.
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  • Seek salvation, he gonna show it to you, for the Egyptians who
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  • you see today, you shall see them again no more forever."
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  • And we don't need you to do nothing.
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  • We need you to stay still and watch.
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  • "The Lord shall fight your battle for you,
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  • you shall hold your peace."
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  • What's the instructions?
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  • What's the consultation that we received?
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  • "Be still, watch, and hold your peace."
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  • Oh my God, there may be situations in your life
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  • where you will hear him say, "Be still, watch,
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  • and hold to your peace."
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  • That means something trying to steal your peace.
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  • Hold your peace.
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  • Hold your peace.
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  • That's your valuable asset. You remember what we said?
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  • Don't spend your peace on anything that--anything you got
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  • to spend your peace on is too expensive, all right?
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  • All right, now, now, let's change it up a little bit.
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  • So far he's saying, "Be still. Do--" And that's huge.
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  • That's huge.
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  • Most Christians are like, "Well, this is what the Lord told me."
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  • You very rarely hear somebody say, "What did God tell you?"
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  • "Nothing."
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  • Somebody say, "Well, were you missing it?"
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  • "No, he didn't tell me nothing so I ain't gonna do nothing."
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  • That's easy.
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  • He said nothing; I ain't doin' nothing.
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  • I've been trying to get God to say this little one thing to me.
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  • He ain't said it yet.
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  • I really wanna hear it, but he ain't said it yet.
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  • Now, if I go and do something I wanna hear
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  • that he didn't say, "Don't be talking to me about it.
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  • Don't go to God talking about 'Trouble in my way.
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  • I have to cry sometime.'" You ain't never had to cry.
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  • I ain't telling you to come here.
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  • Now I got to do is get you all the way back
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  • where you need to be and start all over again.
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  • Now, his mercy and grace is there, and he'll do it.
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  • All right now, watch this.
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  • 2 Samuel chapter 5, verse 19 and verse 20.
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  • 2 Samuel chapter 5, verse 19 and then verse 20.
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  • These are great Scriptures here.
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  • This is about David.
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  • And so verse 19, here's David waiting on the Lord--waiting
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  • for the Lord: "And David enquired of the Lord."
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  • That is the definition of waiting for God.
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  • "David enquired of the Lord, saying,
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  • Shall I go up to the Philistines?"
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  • Ain't that something?
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  • David was waiting for God,
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  • which--this is what he did all the time.
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  • Of course, you know, besides the time he got lust on him
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  • and had this woman's husband killed and then slept
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  • with her and all that.
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  • And then God came and gave him mercy and grace.
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  • He paid a little bit with Absalom so let's see,
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  • David went through some stuff.
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  • But the boy had a heart for God.
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  • I said David had a heart for God.
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  • "David enquired of the Lord, saying,
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  • Shall I go up to the Philistines?"
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  • When's the last time you enquired of God?
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  • "Shall I take this job?"
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  • You ain't saying that.
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  • All you know is they paying me three times
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  • more than I made the last time.
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  • Of course, God want me to take this job.
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  • And as soon as you left, then where you left tripled in
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  • business and God was working on something there.
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  • I don't know which one was the best.
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  • What I know was, you should have stopped and enquired of God.
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  • And a job required you to move,
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  • and then you moved, way to Seattle.
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  • And then you left your church.
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  • Then you weren't getting fed like you used to,
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  • 'cause you thought all churches were the same.
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  • And his assignment was here, and you thought
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  • the assignment could be anywhere.
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  • "Well, I'll just be a partner and watch television."
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  • And you saw the television wasn't that.
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  • It cut off at 21 minutes.
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  • And then they show you the end
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  • and they may not show you the end.
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  • And you like, "Oh, Lord, well, I just get on the Stream."
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  • And then they tell you to do something in College Park.
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  • What are you supposed to do?
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  • Come down here every week to do whatever he told you?
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  • "Enquire of the Lord, Shall I go to the Philistines?
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  • Will thou deliver them into my hand?"
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  • Look at that. Look at that.
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  • Now, he is getting ready to tap into that prepared thing
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  • and then here's what God said.
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  • "Remember, for those that wait on--wait for me,
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  • I'm gonna go to work for you.
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  • I'm gon' go to work for you."
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  • Again, how many of you want God to work for you?
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  • How many of you are tired of working for yourself?
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  • How many of you are ready for God to work for you?
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  • All right, now, watch this.
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  • "And the Lord said unto David," all right, now he's getting
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  • ready to give instruction.
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  • "Go up."
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  • Wow, that was loud.
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  • "Go up:
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  • for I will doubtless deliver the Philistines into your hand."
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  • Go up.
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  • But remember, he had to start with "Shall I go up?
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  • Shall I pursue?"
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  • That's waiting for God.
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  • And the Lord answers, "Go up."
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  • And he says, "Without a doubt, I'm working for you now.
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  • I will deliver the Philistines into thy hands.
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  • You go and do what you do."
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  • Look at verse 25.
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  • Let's see what the result of this, verse 25:
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  • "And David did so, as the Lord had commanded him;
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  • and he smote the Philistines from Geba unto
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  • thou--until thou came to Gazer."
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  • He saw great victory because he did
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  • what God told him to do as a result of waiting for the Lord.
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  • Are you getting this?
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  • Now, we don't stop waiting for the Lord
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  • as soon as we got that one instruction.
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  • The reason why David won a lot of his battles because
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  • God'll say, "Go," and while David going,
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  • he's still consulting God.
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  • "I'm almost there.
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  • What do you want me to do when I get there?"
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  • You keep waiting on him.
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  • You keep waiting on him.
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  • It ain't a one-time deal.
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  • I don't know what it is about Christians,
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  • they go towards this one time.
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  • Christians live life like it's an event.
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  • And we go from event to event.
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  • It shouldn't be an event.
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  • Renewing the mind is not an event.
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  • Renewing the mind is a life process, okay?
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  • Now, let's look at this.
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  • We don't wait for God when we begin to act.
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  • We continue waiting for God.
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  • Proverbs 21:31.
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  • Proverbs 21:31.
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  • Are y'all getting anything out of this?
  • 00:20:12.160 --> 00:20:14.130
  • It's what Bible study is for, right?
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  • To clarify and make plain and make clear?
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  • And then you walk out of here and you do it.
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  • This is the power of the gospel.
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  • "In all thy getting, get understanding."
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  • Verse 31: "The horse is prepared against the day of battle:
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  • but safety is of the Lord."
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  • So if you put your trust in horses and chariots, but don't
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  • put your trust in the Lord, so we're still waiting for God.
  • 00:20:46.160 --> 00:20:52.090
  • I'm waiting for God where my safety is concerned.
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  • I'm waiting for the Lord.
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  • Back year, 18, going on 19 years ago when I had that wreck in
  • 00:20:58.000 --> 00:21:01.190
  • Sacramento in California, it was--I was waiting for God
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  • and I asked him, "Do I need to go to Sacramento, California?"
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  • He said, "No."
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  • I said, "But I gave them my word.
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  • My integrity is on the line."
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  • Now, here's the first thing you'll learn about God.
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  • He is not going to argue with you, okay?
  • 00:21:25.010 --> 00:21:32.000
  • Now, we went.
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  • We were still consulting God. We'd made our confessions.
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  • Now, in the midst of me consulting God,
  • 00:21:39.110 --> 00:21:41.080
  • there were little things like this that happened.
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  • If you ride in the front seat, put your seatbelt on.
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  • If you do this, do that.
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  • Just little things he was doing at that time.
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  • And each of us were doing what we need to do
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  • and our lives were preserved.
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  • What I'm saying is not the one-time instruction you get,
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  • but walk waiting for him.
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  • Walk waiting for him.
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  • Keep your ears open to as you're stepping, he says,
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  • "Stop, something ain't right."
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  • And just do that.
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  • Stop it all.
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  • Something ain't right.
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  • "We're gonna have to do this meeting later."
  • 00:22:20.020 --> 00:22:21.130
  • "What happened?"
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  • "God told me I needed to hold off for a minute."
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  • Now, it depends on who you're dealing with before you say,
  • 00:22:25.250 --> 00:22:27.180
  • "God said," 'cause a lot of people, "Well, you're weird."
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  • Just say, "I think we need to hold up on that
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  • for a moment there."
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  • And it'll do you good.
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  • You know, you're about to get married and all of a sudden some
  • 00:22:37.030 --> 00:22:39.210
  • stuff done broke out and you see stuff about Waldo
  • 00:22:39.220 --> 00:22:44.040
  • you ain't--you--and oh, Waldo, good old Waldo.
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  • And boy, that's a old name, innit?
  • 00:22:51.220 --> 00:22:57.050
  • And old Waldo, Waldo's dog carrying on and, you know, most
  • 00:22:57.060 --> 00:23:01.230
  • of the time it's "I done already sent the invitations out."
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  • And so you know you not--you and Waldo, y'all--it ain't--you seen
  • 00:23:07.000 --> 00:23:11.240
  • some things that just wha, wha, wha, whaaa.
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  • It's just like, ahhh.
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  • And then you hear this: "He's not the one."
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  • All right, and then you say, "But I don't know when I'm gonna
  • 00:23:31.060 --> 00:23:36.040
  • get another one."
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  • Then he say, "But he the wrong one."
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  • Then you say, "But I want him."
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  • And God is done.
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  • Until you're in the middle of it and he says, "Remember when I--"
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  • And then grace kicks in and he tries to work something out
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  • that you did, trying to be all spiritual deep
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  • and he just told you, "Don't do it."
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  • And you kept giving him reasons why.
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  • But--already come, the invitations already out.
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  • It's next week.
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  • I don't care if it's the next hour.
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  • If God tell you not to marry somebody.
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  • "But we done spent this money."
  • 00:24:11.200 --> 00:24:12.290
  • Most of the time, it's, "We done spent this money."
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  • Man, you better sow that money as a seed.
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  • Say, "Lord, all the money we spent on a wedding,
  • 00:24:19.030 --> 00:24:20.180
  • it's a seed in the name of Jesus.
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  • We sow it as a seed."
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  • And take that ring off and say, "Waldo, appreciate you, bro,
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  • but this ain't happening."
  • 00:24:27.250 --> 00:24:30.010
  • And Waldo, tripping all light and everything, like,
  • 00:24:30.020 --> 00:24:32.040
  • "See, that's exactly why this ain't happening."
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  • See, God'll let you know why immediately while Waldo,
  • 00:24:34.070 --> 00:24:37.090
  • he start floating.
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  • Turn around like this and he go...
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  • You're like, "That's a demon, see?"
  • 00:24:43.130 --> 00:24:44.290
  • God says, "See that? I told you Waldo has problems."
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  • Imagine, you in the bed with Waldo and y'all making love on
  • 00:24:49.030 --> 00:24:51.140
  • your honeymoon night, and Waldo trying to talk like Barry White,
  • 00:24:51.150 --> 00:24:58.040
  • and then that Barry White get a little bit
  • 00:24:58.050 --> 00:24:59.150
  • too deep and scratchy.
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  • And Waldo say, "Now to suck your blood."
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  • "What?"
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  • It's time for God to be who you said he is:
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  • the leader of your life.
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  • You call him Lord, then make him the Lord and allow him
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  • to lead and guide you.
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  • Creflo: You ain't the weak little pathetic thing
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  • that you used to be.
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  • You've been hardened a little bit.
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  • And now you can send all your haters a Christmas card,
  • 00:25:26.290 --> 00:25:29.290
  • thanking them for helping you to mature and to trust in God since
  • 00:25:30.000 --> 00:25:34.180
  • I can't trust you, I can trust in a God
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  • who will never let me down.
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  • Personal relationship.
  • 00:25:39.270 --> 00:25:41.140
  • 00:25:41.150 --> 00:25:50.260
  • 00:25:50.270 --> 00:25:52.060
  • announcer: Omaha, Nebraska; Woodbridge, Virginia;
  • 00:25:52.070 --> 00:25:54.150
  • and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, we are on the way.
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  • Join Pastors Creflo and Taffi Dollar for one day only.
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  • female: I come because I enjoy the word and the word
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  • is awesome and you always get a good message
  • 00:26:04.160 --> 00:26:07.020
  • that comes breakthrough.
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  • announcer: Join us in Omaha, September 13, Woodbridge on
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  • October 11, and Philadelphia on November 15, for one day only.
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  • Call, text, or go online to register today.
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  • Creflo: I pray that this broadcast blessed you today.
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  • Now, I believe in the grace of giving and I know that there are
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  • many of you out there who want to support all of the work that
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  • we do here at Creflo Dollar Ministries.
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  • Now, your financial seeds are instrumental in keeping this
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  • broadcast on the air, making ministry resources such as
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  • sermons and study notes available through numerous
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  • avenues, and allowing us to assist people affected
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  • by natural disasters among many other things.
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  • Rest assured that when you support Creflo Dollar Ministries
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  • financially, you are giving to help our efforts
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  • to spread the gospel all over the world.
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  • announcer: Thank you for choosing to be a blessing
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  • in the lives of other people by sending in
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  • your financial donations to this ministry.
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  • If you'd like to give now, you may do so by calling in
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  • or giving online at creflodollarministries.org.
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  • Thank you and God bless you.
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  • ...
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