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The Revelation of Grace

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December 15, 2019
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Creflo Dollar

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The Revelation of Grace

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  • [audience applauding]
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  • Creflo Dollar: Over the last four years, I have been blessed
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  • to counsel people on "Your World," real people with real
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  • issues from all walks of life, through their darkest times, and
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  • helped them celebrate some of their most inspiring moments.
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  • And all the while, I have been fortunate to share the goodness
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  • and power of God's amazing grace to our thousands of viewers
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  • through our guests, example after uplifting example.
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  • Hello. I'm Creflo Dollar.
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  • My own revelation of grace totally revolutionized my life.
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  • I used to beat myself up every time I wasn't
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  • the flawless, perfect preacher.
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  • If I said something wrong, I'd beat myself up.
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  • I thought in order for me to walk in the blessings, I had to
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  • perform; so when my performance level was down, I felt like God
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  • wasn't going to bless me or that my love for
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  • him was going to be in question.
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  • That things wouldn't happen or the anointing wouldn't happen.
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  • I knew that something was missing in our revelation of
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  • faith, healing, and deliverance.
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  • On today's show, I'm going to show you how to discover how to
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  • live this life that God talks about,
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  • a life full, not empty; healthy, not sick;
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  • full of joy and free from worry and stress.
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  • Can you picture your life like this?
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  • This is called the grace life, where grace helps us live an
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  • abundantly blessed life and empowers us to do things we
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  • could never do on our own.
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  • Over the next 30 minutes, you may discover that what you've
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  • been doing could be the very opposite of what you should be
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  • doing to achieve success.
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  • You'll learn what may be blocking you from receiving the
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  • flow of this grace and, even more importantly,
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  • you'll discover the principles that will allow God's blessings
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  • to just pour into your life, how to attain true healing, have
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  • all of your needs met, and to finally live a stress-free life.
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  • Changing one life time after time
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  • oh Lord, we do it all for you
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  • Through the trials I see, I'll always believe a new
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  • life with starts with you
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  • Oh, change your world today
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  • Change is gonna come your way
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  • Change and get an understanding
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  • His grace will transform you
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  • Creflo: There was a time in my ministry that I hit a point
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  • of frustration because I saw people working real hard to try
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  • to get God to do something, sweating to try to get the
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  • promises of God to come to pass, but to no avail.
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  • Why didn't they see the results?
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  • I began to go before God and say, "Look, I'm frustrated, and
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  • you're gonna have to show me what's happening here, or I
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  • don't know if I can keep doing this, because people are
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  • suffering, and I'm telling them to do this,
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  • and they're not getting results."
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  • And people were dying, and they were getting cancer,
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  • and they were getting divorces, and they loved God,
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  • and they were doing all of the right things,
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  • yet with no manifestation.
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  • I stayed up one night till about 3 or 4 o'clock,
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  • and I said, "I'm not going to bed until I hear from you.
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  • I need to know what's up."
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  • And I'll never forget it, a question that changed my life:
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  • "Will you become a student of grace?"
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  • I didn't even know what that meant.
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  • I looked up every Scripture in the Bible on grace.
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  • I went into a bookstore, got all the books
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  • I could find on grace.
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  • Man, it finally started making sense.
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  • I started seeing that this is about a person,
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  • Jesus, full of grace and truth, and Jesus who had already done
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  • the work, and Jesus who'd already won the victory,
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  • and Jesus who had already obtained the healing and the
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  • deliverance and what was lacking was my faith in the finished
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  • works of Jesus Christ.
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  • That's my journey from frustration to faith.
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  • male: I've exhausted all my bank accounts now, and the
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  • weight of all of that brought forth a level of depression,
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  • a level of anxiety, because I can't meet
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  • my obligations in the household.
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  • And it's just become so rough that I'm even, you know,
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  • thinking about, "Do I just check out of here, you know?"
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  • What would be better? And I'd just cry my eyes out.
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  • I'm carrying a burden and a weight of I don't know what to
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  • do, beating on the floor, crying out to God,
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  • "God, what can I do here?"
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  • And then finally, I just got to a place where
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  • I said, "You know what?
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  • Forget it."
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  • I just turned it over to him.
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  • "What am I doing?
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  • I'm not making it any better by doing what I'm doing right now,"
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  • so I just turned it over to him. I said, "Lord, it's yours."
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  • But when I turned it over to him, things started to turn
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  • around; and that led to the next thing: 24 years of marriage
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  • and 3 wonderful kids.
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  • I'm happy.
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  • I'm joyful.
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  • Creflo: When many people think of the word "grace," they
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  • associate the word with a short prayer said before a meal,
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  • something done strictly out of habit,
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  • but it's truly a gift to us from God.
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  • And grace has the power to radically transform your life.
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  • Grace is the unearned, undeserved,
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  • unmerited favor from God.
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  • God gives you a choice for how you live your life,
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  • and you can either muddle through on your own or let him
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  • give you victory, abundant life, and salvation through the many
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  • promises he made to us in his Word.
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  • There are three definitions of grace that can give
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  • understanding of exactly what it is.
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  • First, grace is God's unmerited and undeserved favor.
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  • Second, it is God's infinite love and kindness towards man.
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  • Third, it is God's abounding, increasing provision of love for
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  • those who depend on him.
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  • Religion pushes the idea that we have to try to do something that
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  • has already been done, but this is the opposite of how
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  • God wants us to operate.
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  • We have to renew our minds to the truth about who we actually
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  • are in God's eyes and once you understand grace, your life
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  • will be changed forever.
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  • Duncan: At 15 years old, I was hanging with the wrong crowd.
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  • I didn't do nothing, but I was charged with murder,
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  • and I was sentenced to life plus 90 years in prison.
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  • I was sent to Angola, one of the bloodiest penitentiaries in the
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  • world; and in Louisiana, you never come home.
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  • Like, you're sentenced there to die; and here I was,
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  • sitting in there, a baby cub in the midst of a jungle,
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  • seeing rapists, murderers, and all of these things, man.
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  • I stayed in that prison from 15 years old to 21 years old.
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  • A friend of mine, he come to me like,
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  • "Duncan, if we're ever gonna get out of here, you gotta pray,"
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  • but I didn't know how, but I understood what God's love was
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  • about when he taught me about faith.
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  • Told me to pray for something that I could not achieve on my
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  • own, and so I had my family reach out to Lennie Perez,
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  • and he took my case for free; and that's what's so great about
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  • God's grace, is that you don't even deserve it.
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  • So, that's how I ended up coming home, and that was the moment in
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  • my life to where I understood how amazing God's grace was.
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  • Creflo: Grace is your connection point to the abundant
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  • life Christ died for you to have; and when you know your
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  • identity and settle on who you are in him, then you can walk
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  • in the healing, deliverance, prosperity, and good life
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  • that he has designed for you.
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  • Financial blessings, deliverance, healing, favor,
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  • a thriving marriage and family, and more are
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  • accessed through the grace of God.
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  • Now, to receive all that grace has to offer, you must simply
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  • believe and receive what Jesus did for us all by faith.
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  • The more you give your attention to hearing about what grace has
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  • made available to you, the more your faith in it will grow.
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  • announcer: Are you ready to end the year with a bang?
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  • Join us December 31, 2019 with pastors Creflo and Taffi Dollar
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  • for the biggest celebration of the year.
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  • We welcome you to ring in the year 2020 with us
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  • at World Changer's Church International.
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  • Get ready for a night filled with fun power packed praise
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  • and a life changing word from Dr. Creflo Dollar.
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  • Doors open at 9 p.m. Service begins at 10 p.m.
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  • This even is absolutely free.
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  • Visit WorldChangers.org for more information.
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  • Creflo: Grace is available to everyone, but faith is
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  • required to take possession of what grace has already secured.
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  • Because of the blood of Jesus, we have access to untold
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  • blessings that need only to be received by
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  • faith, and this is the key to walking in signs, wonders,
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  • miracles, and living a victorious, abundant life.
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  • But we cannot build our faith on our own ability,
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  • our own righteousness, or what we deem good behavior.
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  • Once you believe and receive that you are righteous, not
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  • because of anything you have done, but because of what Jesus
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  • has done, the sky is the limit.
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  • Maximize your right standing with the Father and do great
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  • exploits on the earth by receiving the truth about who
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  • you are in Christ, righteous as if you have never sinned.
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  • male: I was mad at the church because I got blamed for
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  • something I didn't do, and it just shocked me the way it was
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  • handled, and it really hurt me.
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  • I was just an angry man that would never go back to church,
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  • that would never give Jesus an opportunity.
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  • We have 12 kids, and I sat down my kids and my wife,
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  • and I told them, "In this house we shall not mention Jesus.
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  • We shall not go to church."
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  • My wife wanted to go, and I said no,
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  • and she began to pray and pray and pray and pray.
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  • I was working for a company making deliveries;
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  • and one day, I got into the truck, I used to drive a truck,
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  • and as I got into the truck, the Lord's presence was there,
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  • and I began to cry and began to cry, and I asked,
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  • "Why do you pursue me?
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  • Why do you chase me? Why?"
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  • So, I called my wife hysterically, I was crying.
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  • She said, "What's wrong?"
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  • I said, "God is in this truck."
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  • She said, "Well, I'll leave you so you can talk to him," and she
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  • hung up; and from that day, after that experience,
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  • I just began to ask God to forgive me for not wanting
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  • to do nothing with him.
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  • I didn't want him to talk to me.
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  • I didn't want him to pursue me.
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  • I just felt that it was over.
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  • That's it. The relationship is broken.
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  • Why would you pursue someone that's so angry at you,
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  • and I said, "Lord, I'll walk with you again.
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  • I'm so sorry," and that day I began to walk with God.
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  • That was very difficult.
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  • I didn't know how to receive something
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  • that he was giving for free.
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  • I felt you needed to earn that.
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  • "Let me work for it.
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  • Let me earn the thing," but that wasn't his plan.
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  • He wanted me even though I didn't want him.
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  • It's hard to accept that when you feel that you have to earn
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  • his love, and that wasn't the case.
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  • He wanted to just share who he was,
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  • and so the way that God works is just--it's amazing.
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  • Creflo: The evidence of the grace of God was clearly
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  • demonstrated in my life.
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  • It changed me from the inside out.
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  • The fruit that I was trying to make happen in my life seemed to
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  • sweatlessly show up in my life because I was now trusting God
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  • more than I trust myself.
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  • It gave me the freedom to be who God made me to be.
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  • I discovered who I was.
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  • It was liberty, not liberty to go and sin, but the liberty to
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  • walk down the path that would lead to holiness and to do it
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  • not trusting my efforts, but to do it trusting in Jesus Christ.
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  • So, I made a decision that as long as God needed me to preach
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  • this message, that I would preach it and that I would
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  • preach it as long as I was on the planet,
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  • and so I'm still preaching this grace.
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  • I'll never go back to religion.
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  • male: Being a Christian, I thought it was about me being
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  • perfect and me being holier than the next person; and when I
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  • started to look back and look over my life and realized it's
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  • only by the grace of God that any one of us are alive.
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  • Religion sets people apart.
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  • It makes people feel like they're better than others.
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  • We figure we need to pray five times a day.
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  • We figure that we need to fast.
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  • We think we need to go door to door, we need to do
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  • something to please God, and that's what religion is
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  • steeped in: something I can do to please God.
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  • But religion--I don't call Christianity a religion,
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  • I call it a relationship because it is the only belief structure
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  • on this earth that God actually came and redeemed his people;
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  • and the only thing we have to do is believe in him.
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  • Creflo: When we are thinking according to the old covenant,
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  • we depend on our own self-effort to earn right standing with God
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  • instead of trusting Jesus's ability and his finished works.
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  • The problem is that nothing we do in our own ability will ever
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  • qualify us for righteousness.
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  • There is only one person who accomplished this task,
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  • Jesus, and this is what makes Christianity so unique.
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  • Only Jesus has the ability to recreate a man's spirit and
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  • completely eradicate the sin nature.
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  • Through Jesus, we can live free from guilt,
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  • shame, and condemnation of sin.
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  • female: I felt like I wasn't worthy unto God anymore because
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  • of all the sin that I had been doing, so I felt left out and
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  • not loved at that moment.
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  • And so then afterwards, I was disciplined for about
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  • two months, three months at church.
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  • My consciousness and the enemy has brought so much to my mind,
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  • saying, "Oh, you're not worth it.
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  • You're so not going to heaven.
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  • What you did was wrong, and he doesn't love you anymore."
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  • When you grow up, they tell you this, "Don't do this.
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  • Do this. Don't do that.
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  • Do it this way.
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  • Follow God's commandments, and you'll be fine."
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  • The enemy was throwing so many things in my mind about myself,
  • 00:16:50.190 --> 00:16:56.250
  • to the point where there was many times that God had helped
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  • me, spoke to me, told me, "You're worth it.
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  • I've given you grace. I've given you my forgiveness.
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  • The enemy trying to pull you back into this and back into
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  • what you've been doing."
  • 00:17:13.150 --> 00:17:16.010
  • And God himself has told me, "But I'm pulling you.
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  • I'm pulling you back.
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  • I'm pulling you back towards me."
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  • Creflo: There have been many misconceptions concerning what
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  • grace is and what it is not.
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  • The gospel of grace is the complete opposite of what most
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  • of us have learned in church.
  • 00:17:41.220 --> 00:17:44.040
  • Many people grew up in churches that preached a message
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  • of punishment for failure to do the right things,
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  • and you may even be burned out on religion as a whole because
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  • religion has told you there are multiple requirements to fill
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  • before you can please God, but God is already pleased with you.
  • 00:18:01.110 --> 00:18:06.050
  • God isn't vengeful.
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  • He isn't angry with you and wants to punish you.
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  • No, he sent his grace, Jesus Christ, to take your punishment
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  • on himself when he went on the cross; and no matter what
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  • your experience has been in the past at church, when you
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  • experience grace, your life will truly change.
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  • God's not even in a bad mood where you're concerned.
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  • God loves you.
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  • He'll continue to love you.
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  • He just wants you to stop trying to do it on your own and realize
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  • that Jesus, who has already done it, just requires you
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  • to believe, and all things will be made possible
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  • because you believe him.
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  • Creflo: Rather than responding to what fear had made
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  • available: sickness, disease, and death; I made a decision to
  • 00:19:05.120 --> 00:19:10.090
  • respond to what Jesus had made available:
  • 00:19:10.100 --> 00:19:13.070
  • victory, healing, and success.
  • 00:19:13.080 --> 00:19:17.030
  • When I was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer,
  • 00:19:17.040 --> 00:19:20.070
  • I had to make a decision to either respond to the bad report
  • 00:19:20.080 --> 00:19:26.080
  • or to respond to the finished works of Jesus Christ;
  • 00:19:26.090 --> 00:19:30.040
  • so by faith I'm healed, and I go from being healed by faith to
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  • the manifestation of that healing.
  • 00:19:35.070 --> 00:19:38.000
  • I start off healed because of what Jesus has done,
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  • and you begin to recognize what Jesus has done for you and then
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  • you lay hold to it by faith, and you declare, "I'm not moved by
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  • what I hear, and I'm not moved by what I see, the x-rays.
  • 00:19:48.120 --> 00:19:51.180
  • I'm not moved by the doctor's report.
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  • I'm moved by what the Word of God says and what Jesus has
  • 00:19:54.060 --> 00:19:58.070
  • already done through his finished works.
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  • I am healed and the victory that was already
  • 00:20:01.220 --> 00:20:05.160
  • made available, I took it.
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  • It's mine now, and I'm cancer-free."
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  • male: I was exposed to a lot of stuff like the street life,
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  • drugs at a very young age, a lot of trouble.
  • 00:20:15.250 --> 00:20:19.280
  • I was in school in and out.
  • 00:20:19.290 --> 00:20:21.180
  • Getting involved with a gang or two, you know, just surrounded
  • 00:20:21.190 --> 00:20:24.060
  • myself around people that I thought,
  • 00:20:24.070 --> 00:20:26.120
  • you know, was accepting me.
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  • And when I was 17 years old, I was facing 25 years in prison.
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  • I was in a dark place.
  • 00:20:31.130 --> 00:20:32.280
  • I was always hurting others, hurting myself,
  • 00:20:32.290 --> 00:20:36.030
  • and never--I was just careless and heartless to the point where
  • 00:20:36.040 --> 00:20:41.100
  • I received--what I received from God, the peace,
  • 00:20:41.110 --> 00:20:44.100
  • the grace, the love, and now he has me on a path to where I just
  • 00:20:44.110 --> 00:20:47.080
  • wanna just impact people's lives with love.
  • 00:20:47.090 --> 00:20:50.130
  • And God transformed me and transitioned me to this new
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  • life, and now it's just that testimony to people,
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  • like, it can really be done.
  • 00:20:56.170 --> 00:20:57.280
  • Somebody can really change.
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  • All this is purposely divine, and he's in control.
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  • Creflo: Now that you understand that God has made
  • 00:21:06.170 --> 00:21:08.150
  • everything you need available to you by grace, you may
  • 00:21:08.160 --> 00:21:12.150
  • be asking, "Why am I not seeing these promises in my life?"
  • 00:21:12.160 --> 00:21:17.160
  • I wanna share with you what may be blocking the flow of grace in
  • 00:21:17.170 --> 00:21:20.240
  • your life and what to do about it.
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  • The answer simply is faith.
  • 00:21:23.230 --> 00:21:27.130
  • Everything that we will ever need to live an abundant life
  • 00:21:27.140 --> 00:21:31.120
  • has already been made available to us,
  • 00:21:31.130 --> 00:21:33.190
  • but it requires faith in order to obtain those things in
  • 00:21:33.200 --> 00:21:38.090
  • this natural physical realm.
  • 00:21:38.100 --> 00:21:40.120
  • Healing, deliverance, wholeness, and financial prosperity belong
  • 00:21:40.130 --> 00:21:45.230
  • to us now, but receiving these things into our reality on a
  • 00:21:45.240 --> 00:21:51.020
  • daily basis begins with accepting, by faith, that God
  • 00:21:51.030 --> 00:21:55.250
  • has already given us everything we will ever need to live.
  • 00:21:55.260 --> 00:22:01.040
  • Often we allow the devil to rob us of our faith and talk us out
  • 00:22:01.050 --> 00:22:06.020
  • of what God has promised in his Word.
  • 00:22:06.030 --> 00:22:09.070
  • The way to combat that is to position yourself to constantly
  • 00:22:09.080 --> 00:22:13.000
  • be filled with the Word of God.
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  • The devil hates to see your faith strengthened,
  • 00:22:15.250 --> 00:22:18.120
  • but you have to commit to persevere; and as believers, we
  • 00:22:18.130 --> 00:22:23.170
  • walk by the Word of God, and we walk by what God says
  • 00:22:23.180 --> 00:22:26.120
  • in his Word no matter what.
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  • Your faith is the key to obtaining what
  • 00:22:29.010 --> 00:22:31.130
  • grace has secured for you.
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  • What else can keep you from grace?
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  • Pride.
  • 00:22:36.060 --> 00:22:37.150
  • Grace will never be found in the life of an individual who thinks
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  • his or her way is the best way and refuses to receive God's
  • 00:22:40.260 --> 00:22:44.270
  • instruction and direction, but when we humble ourselves under
  • 00:22:44.280 --> 00:22:49.270
  • the direction of God in any given situation, we can escape
  • 00:22:49.280 --> 00:22:54.290
  • the snares of the devil.
  • 00:22:55.000 --> 00:22:57.130
  • To rest in the finished works of Christ, it means casting our
  • 00:22:57.140 --> 00:23:01.080
  • cares on Jesus, knowing that everything we will ever need
  • 00:23:01.090 --> 00:23:06.050
  • in this life has already been provided for.
  • 00:23:06.060 --> 00:23:09.200
  • Grace is the unmerited, unearned,
  • 00:23:09.210 --> 00:23:12.010
  • and undeserved favor from God.
  • 00:23:12.020 --> 00:23:14.190
  • He's willing to show this favor to anyone who trusts him.
  • 00:23:14.200 --> 00:23:18.150
  • He loves and accepts us just as we are, mistakes and all.
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  • When we're hurting, he comforts and encourages us.
  • 00:23:24.010 --> 00:23:28.000
  • The grace we receive from him strengthens us and enables us to
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  • reach out and encourage others.
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  • Watch this, and we'll be right back.
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  • Grace is a gift from God, and once you understand his gift,
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  • your life will be changed forever.
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  • Creflo: Healing, deliverance, wholeness,
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  • on a daily basis begins with accepting by faith
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  • It's a journey of reevaluating everything you've been taught
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  • It's time now to renew our minds and further develop unshakeable
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