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Morality vs. the Mosaic Law Part 4

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January 2, 2020
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Creflo Dollar

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Morality vs. the Mosaic Law Part 4

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  • male announcer: This program is brought to you
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  • by the partners and friends of Creflo Dollar Ministries.
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  • Coming up next on, "Changing Your World."
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  • Creflo Dollar: See, we know church,
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  • we know all that, but do we know him to the point
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  • where we can have faith in God?
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  • I don't know how he's gonna do it,
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  • I don't know when he's gonna do it,
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  • I don't know none of that, I just know him, all I know.
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  • See, I'm thinking back then, 30, 40 years ago,
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  • when our ancestors didn't know much,
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  • but they knew God.
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  • We were probably in a better position then than we are now.
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  • male announcer: Creflo Dollar Ministries presents.
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  • Creflo: The God of righteousness is at hand
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  • and he's waiting on you to believe that you are
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  • the righteousness of God.
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  • female: It's a high.
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  • It's a thrill that-- It can't be explained.
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  • Taffi Dollar: There's an elevation,
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  • there's an upgrade, there is an advance for the people of God.
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  • male: For me, I mean, I'm just sitting on the edge
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  • of my chair going, "I want more,
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  • I want more, I want more."
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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 to 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: I don't know how many of you were here
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  • during the Grace Convention.
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  • I remember Mike Smith took a shocking turn in one of
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  • his sessions and went to Hebrews chapter 11 of the Heroes
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  • of Faith, Heroes of Faith, and revealed that every one
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  • of those guys, none of them had faith in the law,
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  • because the law was not yet written.
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  • And then, when we saw Moses, we say,
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  • "Ah-ha, there was Moses," but that verse of Scripture wasn't
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  • talking about Moses, it was talking about Moses's parents,
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  • how they used their faith.
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  • Their faith was not in the law,
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  • their faith was in what God said.
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  • God told 'em something, and they knew no law,
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  • and their faith was in that.
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  • Their faith was not in whether they'd been good,
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  • or whether they'd been bad, or whether they qualified,
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  • or whether they prayed long enough,
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  • or whether they tithed long enough, or whether
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  • they gave enough, their faith was in nothing that they did.
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  • Their faith was in God.
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  • They didn't know no law, so they had nothing else
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  • to put their faith in except God.
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  • "And the law is not faith, but the man that doeth them
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  • shall live in them."
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  • Alright, now watch this Scripture, it blew my mind.
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  • Romans 4:14, Romans 4:14, is everybody on the journey still?
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  • It's gonna be a great ending.
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  • You on the journey?
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  • Man, we are gonna have faith in God.
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  • I said we're gonna have faith in God.
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  • I said we're gonna have faith in God.
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  • See, I have faith that I'm the righteousness of God,
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  • not because of what I do or how I perform.
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  • I have faith I'm the righteousness
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  • of God because of what?
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  • Jesus, and I have faith in him, praise God,
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  • and as long as Jesus is alright, I'm alright.
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  • Have faith in God.
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  • Alright, now watch this.
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  • Mind-boggling, verse 14, "For if they which are of the law
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  • be heirs," now, in context, you know it was talking about
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  • how Abraham is gonna be an heir of the world, okay?
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  • He says now they which are of the law,
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  • "If they be heirs, faith is made void,
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  • and the promise is none effect."
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  • Look what he says.
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  • If somebody living by the law-- notice what it says,
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  • faith makes--excuse me, the law makes faith void.
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  • The law makes faith void.
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  • The law voids faith. The law voids faith.
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  • What does it mean when you void something out?
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  • It's useless, it's vain, it's ineffectual.
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  • The law makes your faith useless.
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  • The law makes your faith ineffectual.
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  • The law makes your faith, it's vain.
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  • Alright, let's put it in these terms today.
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  • You, having faith in what you can do,
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  • makes faith ineffectual, because you know what you're doing?
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  • You're not having faith in God, you're having faith in you.
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  • Your performance and trusting in it makes faith ineffectual.
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  • Your religion, and all the things you can do,
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  • makes faith of no effect, because faith was designed
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  • for people who live under the covenant of grace.
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  • It takes faith to believe you're righteous when you know
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  • your righteous work doesn't make you righteous.
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  • It takes faith to believe you're already healed based on what
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  • Jesus has already done and not based on what you do.
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  • It takes faith to believe you're the delivered,
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  • praise God, when you haven't performed anything
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  • to make that deliverance happen, you believed God.
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  • And what happened is, we have slowly stepped away from
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  • believing God, and what we call what we do faith in God,
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  • but it's really faith in our efforts,
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  • and our disciplines, and our performance,
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  • and then when it happens, we give God a little credit
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  • and make sure we let everybody know we did that.
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  • Because under grace, there is no boasting,
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  • but under the law, there is boasting.
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  • If you understand that, say amen.
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  • So, the law makes your faith-- the law voids out your faith.
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  • You don't need faith for the law.
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  • You don't need faith for somebody who says,
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  • "I believe I can do it, and I don't need God."
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  • You don't need faith for somebody that says,
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  • "Well, you know, I know the five steps and the ten steps here.
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  • God, you just take a rest, I got this."
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  • That's how this whole thing started in the first place.
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  • Because instead of understanding unmerited favor,
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  • we tried to merit it because we felt like we could do it
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  • on our own.
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  • And under grace, this is about believing
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  • what Jesus has already done.
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  • But don't nobody wanna do that no more, because you just have
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  • a hard time believing that you can receive something
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  • without you having to do something to deserve it.
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  • The law voids faith, so what if you're living by the law,
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  • and say you're living by the faith at the same time?
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  • He told you who lives by faith, "The just shall live by faith."
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  • Not the one who's justified by their works,
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  • but the one who is justified because they believe
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  • in what Jesus did, amen?
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  • Alright, come on, we're almost there now.
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  • Now, Galatians 5:4, let's add on to what we just saw here.
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  • Oh, my goodness, I've probably been waiting
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  • for ten years to preach this.
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  • You know, before, if I said this eight years ago,
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  • you was like, "This is the-- I ain't never heard--
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  • this is heresy."
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  • But most of y'all get it, right?
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  • I mean, those of you who come to church.
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  • You know, if I ain't seen you in eight years,
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  • you don't even know what I'm talking about.
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  • Alright, now watch this.
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  • "Chris is become of no effect unto you," why?
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  • Because everything that deals with Christ you need faith for.
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  • So, he says Christ has no effect unto you.
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  • That is an amazing statement.
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  • Christ has no effect unto you, are you kidding me?
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  • You know, because religion says, "Oh yeah, Jesus,
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  • he'll work it out.
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  • He'll just do everything for anybody."
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  • No, no, no, he says he cannot do certain things.
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  • There is no effect.
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  • When you're sick, he can't have no effect in your life.
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  • When you're broke, he can't have no effect on your life, why?
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  • He says, "Whosoever of you are now justified by the law,"
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  • now you think it's your works that justified you,
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  • he says and when you think your work justifies you,
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  • Christ has no effect in your life,
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  • because you're trying to have faith in Christ
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  • when you think that you're justified by what you do.
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  • And he says that, "Whosoever of you are justified by the law,
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  • you are fallen from grace."
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  • You fall from grace when you fall back into you thinking
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  • that it's your doings that get it done rather than
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  • your faith in Christ.
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  • He says, "I can't help nobody who thinks they can be like me
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  • and have what I gave them without me."
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  • I can't help nobody.
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  • See, you've become--in essence, you've crowned yourself
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  • as your own god.
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  • You have made yourself your own savior.
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  • You are trying to be like God without God.
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  • Watch this, this is so good.
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  • You're trying to be like God without God,
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  • knowing the difference between good and evil,
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  • and trying your best to be good.
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  • Let me say that again.
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  • You are trying to be like God without God,
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  • knowing the difference between good and evil,
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  • and doing your best to be good.
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  • I just described to you the last hundred years of church.
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  • Doing your best to become more godly through your strategy,
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  • and out of that, the life-coach era was born.
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  • And the life coach is telling you these are the things
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  • you gotta do in order to accomplish this,
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  • and what you don't understand is,
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  • even though you may get some results,
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  • it can never touch the results that comes from believing God,
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  • never.
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  • It will never be able to stand up against the results
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  • that comes from simply saying, "Jesus, I trust you.
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  • I believe you.
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  • Help me, cleanse me, deliver me, lift me up, Lord.
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  • Open up a door, God," and then walking away
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  • from that prayer time saying, "I believe God."
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  • And when all hell breaks loose, I still believe God.
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  • And when you got tears coming down your face,
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  • "I still believe God."
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  • And man, when that thing comes through,
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  • you know you can't do nothing but say,
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  • "This is the Lord's doing.
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  • I didn't do it, I just showed up and said, 'God, I believe you.
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  • I trust in you.
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  • I don't know nothing else except you, Jesus.'"
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  • Our problem is, is we know too much You've been going
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  • to church so much, you know too much.
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  • You know more than the Holy Ghost.
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  • Can't nobody tell you nothing, because you know church.
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  • In fact, you know church better than Jesus.
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  • Some of y'all are gonna have to go to heaven and explain
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  • to Jesus what you all doing, because he don't even know
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  • what you all doing.
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  • He said, "That didn't come from me.
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  • I don't know, what is that?"
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  • See, we know church, we know all that,
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  • but do we know him to the point where we can have faith in God?
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  • I don't know how he gonna do it.
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  • I don't know when he gonna do it.
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  • I don't know none of that, I just know him, all I know.
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  • See, I'm thinking back then, 30, 40 years ago,
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  • when our ancestors didn't know much, but they knew God.
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  • We were probably in a better position then than we are now.
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  • They didn't know the Greek and the Hebrew,
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  • but they knew God.
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  • And when all hell was breaking loose in your family,
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  • your Big Mama used to look at you and say,
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  • "It's gonna be alright, baby. It's gonna be alright.
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  • Everything gonna be alright." Why?
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  • Because God's good, now he ain't forgot you.
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  • They didn't know no Hebrew of it,
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  • but they knew it's gonna be alright.
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  • Just trust him now, trust him.
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  • Trust him and he gonna make a way for you.
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  • Trust him, it's gonna be alright.
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  • He may not come when you want him,
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  • but he's always on time.
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  • It's gonna be alright.
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  • Why was it better?
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  • Because they had faith in God and his Word.
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  • Now, we knew more once we got the Word,
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  • I'm not at all saying that, you know,
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  • things are awful now that you know something,
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  • but you can't learn all the principles
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  • and forget the one who's behind the principles.
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  • You can't become so mechanic-driven
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  • you don't even know him.
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  • So, Christ doesn't have effect in the life--Christ does not
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  • have effect in the lives of people who are trying to meet
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  • the demands of the law.
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  • He only has effect in those who have faith in what Jesus has
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  • already done, that's strong.
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  • Alright, now watch this.
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  • So, I'm looking at this, and I'm thinking,
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  • "Okay, so what does it take to have great faith?"
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  • Everybody say, "Great faith."
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  • I can recall, there were only--
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  • well, maybe more, but all I was able to look at is in the
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  • New Testament, two places where Jesus credited these people,
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  • one was a woman, one was a man, with having great faith.
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  • And these two people, the centurion and
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  • the Canaanite woman, and I'll give you the Scripture,
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  • so you can look at it as well when you get home.
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  • Matthew 8 verses 5 through 10, that's the centurion story,
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  • and then Matthew 15:21-28, that's the Canaanite woman.
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  • You remember the centurion, the centurion came up and he said,
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  • "Lord, you don't have to come to my house.
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  • Speak the word only and my servant will be made whole."
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  • And then you remember the Canaanite woman,
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  • she came, she said I think it was her daughter has been
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  • harassed by a demon.
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  • And Jesus, if you'll come and pray for her, and cast it out,
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  • I know she'll be alright.
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  • And Jesus says, "I hadn't come to cast bread before dogs," and
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  • that woman said, "Yeah, but even dogs eat crumbs off the table."
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  • And Jesus said, "Great faith."
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  • Now, they were completely--
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  • I mean, what did they have in common?
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  • You're talking about common, one was a centurion man.
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  • One was a centurion, one was a Canaanite.
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  • One was a man, the other one was a woman.
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  • So, what was in common?
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  • No, no, what was in common?
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  • They were both Gentiles.
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  • They were both Gentiles, and they were not under the law.
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  • They both were Gentiles, they didn't know the law,
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  • they only knew Jesus.
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  • Look at what happened to two people that were credited
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  • with great faith.
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  • Why was their faith great?
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  • Because they didn't put it in the law,
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  • they put it in the only one that they knew was able to do that.
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  • They put their faith in Jesus.
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  • Gentiles were not under the law, Jewish people were
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  • under the law.
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  • They both, what they had in common, they were Gentiles
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  • that didn't know the law, they just knew God.
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  • And they put their faith in God.
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  • And I'm asking you to do the same thing this morning,
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  • put your faith in Jesus.
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  • Put your faith in him.
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  • You keep trying to look at what you can do, amen.
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  • Hebrews 9:14 in The Message Bible, he says--
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  • he calls this thing where you're working to try
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  • to deserve favor, he calls it dead works.
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  • Where you're working to feel like you deserve it, he said--
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  • he calls it dead works.
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  • I am describing to you church, dead works.
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  • Listen to this, I'm gonna read 13 and 14 in The Message.
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  • "If that animal blood and the other rituals of purification
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  • were effective in cleaning up certain matters
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  • of our religion and behavior," if it was effective,
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  • verse 14, "Think how much more the blood of Christ cleans up
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  • our whole lives, inside and out."
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  • Woah, go back and look at this again, man.
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  • Verse 14, he says, "If that animal blood and other rituals
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  • of purification were effective in cleaning up certain matters
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  • of our religion and behavior," if it were, watch this,
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  • "Think how much more the blood of Christ cleans up
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  • our whole lives, inside and out," verse 15,
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  • "Through the Spirit, Christ offered himself as
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  • an unblemished sacrifice, freeing us from all those
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  • dead-end efforts to make ourselves respectable,
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  • so that we can live all out for God."
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  • "Freeing us from those dead-end efforts."
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  • I wonder how many people coming to church still are involved
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  • in dead-end efforts.
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  • You know what the blood of Jesus has done?
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  • Freed you from all of the dead-end efforts,
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  • praise God, amen.
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  • Now, look at Philippians 4:19.
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  • I have a whole new respect for what I'm getting ready to show
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  • you in Philippians 4:19, because if you can become God-conscious,
  • 00:19:21.090 --> 00:19:27.230
  • and you can have faith in God, and begin to know God
  • 00:19:27.240 --> 00:19:32.180
  • and not have faith in what you can do, here's your testimony.
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  • "But my God,"
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  • I said, "But my God shall supply," what?
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  • All your what?
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  • Who's gonna supply all your needs?
  • 00:19:55.160 --> 00:19:59.000
  • Now, is that just financial?
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  • You know what he just said here in this verse?
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  • God is our supply house.
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  • If you know that he has a supply for all of your need,
  • 00:20:08.220 --> 00:20:12.160
  • why are you trying to get it through any other means?
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  • Say out loud, "God is my supply house."
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  • Oh, my goodness, God's my supply house.
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  • You know what you do when you have a supply mentality?
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  • You receive, you know what you do when you have
  • 00:20:28.040 --> 00:20:32.060
  • a demand mentality?
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  • You perform, say out loud, "I have a supply mentality."
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  • And under this grace, and under this grace is supply,
  • 00:20:41.160 --> 00:20:48.030
  • supply, supply.
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  • But under the law, it's demands, demands, demands.
  • 00:20:51.050 --> 00:20:57.240
  • Now, say this by faith, "I believe I receive my supply
  • 00:20:57.250 --> 00:21:04.190
  • from my God."
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  • He said, "My God shall supply," so that's where my faith is.
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  • My faith's there.
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  • My faith is here.
  • 00:21:10.260 --> 00:21:12.070
  • My faith is right here.
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  • God shall supply, so my faith is in God who shall supply.
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  • It's not in what I'm gonna do today,
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  • or tomorrow, and all that.
  • 00:21:21.190 --> 00:21:23.040
  • Now, you know, come on, I'm not--
  • 00:21:23.050 --> 00:21:25.150
  • "Well, does that mean we can go out and act like a fool?"
  • 00:21:25.160 --> 00:21:27.220
  • Well, you can do whatever you wanna do,
  • 00:21:27.230 --> 00:21:29.100
  • but when you start understanding who your God is and spending
  • 00:21:29.110 --> 00:21:31.260
  • time with him, I'm telling you, the Holy Ghost,
  • 00:21:31.270 --> 00:21:34.180
  • now, we'll talk about that next week.
  • 00:21:34.190 --> 00:21:36.110
  • The Holy Ghost starts working all that other stuff out.
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  • I'm just trying to deal with your faith right now.
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  • The law voids faith, and I'm telling you,
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  • your faith ought to be in the supply that has already
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  • been made available.
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  • It's been stored in the storehouse.
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  • God is my supply house, not what you can do,
  • 00:21:51.020 --> 00:21:57.050
  • not your efforts, not your disciplines you come up with,
  • 00:21:57.060 --> 00:22:00.050
  • none of those.
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  • God is your supply.
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  • Put your faith, put your faith in God who is your supply house.
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  • And he says, "I will supply it according
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  • to his riches in glory."
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  • He says I'm gonna do it through and by Christ Jesus,
  • 00:22:16.220 --> 00:22:21.220
  • my goodness.
  • 00:22:21.230 --> 00:22:24.200
  • "Yeah, but Brother Dollar, I hate to disappoint you,
  • 00:22:24.210 --> 00:22:29.030
  • but the Bible says, you know, that we have work.
  • 00:22:29.040 --> 00:22:34.040
  • We have work, and you're sitting up there saying
  • 00:22:34.050 --> 00:22:36.120
  • we don't have work."
  • 00:22:36.130 --> 00:22:37.220
  • I didn't say that, that's your religion talking to you now.
  • 00:22:37.230 --> 00:22:40.270
  • But let's just take what you say and let's look at it.
  • 00:22:40.280 --> 00:22:43.280
  • John 6 and 29 in the New Living Translation.
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  • Well, let's look at it in King James and then
  • 00:22:48.030 --> 00:22:50.050
  • the New Living Translation, because there it is again.
  • 00:22:50.060 --> 00:22:53.030
  • Our work-based performance seeped over here in
  • 00:22:53.040 --> 00:22:56.230
  • the New Testament, and we're still thinking that it's,
  • 00:22:56.240 --> 00:23:00.260
  • you know, "Yeah, but Brother Dollar,
  • 00:23:00.270 --> 00:23:02.150
  • Jesus is not enough.
  • 00:23:02.160 --> 00:23:03.250
  • You got to do these ten other things."
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  • See, when it goes to got to doing it,
  • 00:23:06.290 --> 00:23:08.290
  • you know you're under the demands.
  • 00:23:09.000 --> 00:23:11.030
  • When it comes to wanting to do, "Jesus told them,
  • 00:23:11.040 --> 00:23:16.260
  • 'This is the only work'"-- go to the King James first,
  • 00:23:16.270 --> 00:23:19.210
  • let's read the King James first.
  • 00:23:19.220 --> 00:23:21.060
  • "Jesus answered and said unto them,
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  • 'This is the work of God, that you,'" what?
  • 00:23:22.250 --> 00:23:25.030
  • "Believe on him whom he has sent."
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  • That's the work of God.
  • 00:23:30.210 --> 00:23:32.000
  • Now, look at this in the New Living Translation.
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  • Glory be to God.
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  • Boy, I love cooking in this kitchen on Sunday morning, boy.
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  • Thank you, Jesus, hallelujah.
  • 00:23:39.270 --> 00:23:42.270
  • Some of y'all look like, I mean, like y'all just suckin' it up.
  • 00:23:42.280 --> 00:23:46.090
  • "Bring it on, Reverend.
  • 00:23:46.100 --> 00:23:48.030
  • What you got?"
  • 00:23:48.040 --> 00:23:49.130
  • God dog, greedy, I like preaching in greedy churches.
  • 00:23:49.140 --> 00:23:56.160
  • Somebody says, "How do you know they're greedy?"
  • 00:23:56.170 --> 00:23:58.140
  • See, we've been deceived.
  • 00:23:58.150 --> 00:24:00.070
  • We thinkin' it's good because everybody hollering
  • 00:24:00.080 --> 00:24:02.000
  • and screaming.
  • 00:24:02.010 --> 00:24:03.100
  • They not listening, they're screaming and hollering.
  • 00:24:03.110 --> 00:24:07.230
  • But when you up there listening, doing that,
  • 00:24:07.240 --> 00:24:09.190
  • making facial expressions, writing stuff down,
  • 00:24:09.200 --> 00:24:11.280
  • ooh, ahh, crying, all that stuff,
  • 00:24:11.290 --> 00:24:14.130
  • oh, this is a greedy house, a greedy house.
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  • Watch this, "Jesus told them, 'This is the only work
  • 00:24:20.200 --> 00:24:24.010
  • God wants from you.
  • 00:24:24.020 --> 00:24:27.000
  • Believe in the one he has sent.'"
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  • "This is the only work God wants from you.
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  • Believe in the one whom he has sent.'"
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  • I don't know how to make it any plainer.
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  • "Believe in the one whom he has sent."
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  • So, what is the work?
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  • Believing in the one whom he has sent.
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  • Have faith in God.
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