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The Revelation of Grace

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June 23, 2019
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The Revelation of Grace

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  • the year at the 2019 Grace Life Conference.
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  • announcer: There is something for everyone: general session
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  • speakers, youth conference, kids' summer camp,
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  • and electrifying musical guests.
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  • Join us at the 2019 Grace Life Conference.
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  • Act now.
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  • [audience applauding]
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  • Creflo Dollar: Over the last four years,
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  • I have been blessed to counsel people on "Your World,"
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  • real people with real issues from all walks of life,
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  • through their darkest times, and helped them celebrate some
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  • 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 the
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  • 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
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  • to 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
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  • the 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,
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  • have all of your needs met, and to finally live
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  • a stress-free life.
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  • Changing one life time after time.
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  • Lord, we do it all for you.
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  • Through the trials I see I'll always believe
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  • a new life starts with you.
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  • Oh, change your view today.
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  • Change is gonna come your way, change and
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  • getting 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
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  • try 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,
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  • "Look, I'm frustrated, and you're gonna have to show me
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  • what's happening here, or I don't know if I can keep doing
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  • this, because people are suffering,
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  • and I'm telling them to do this, and
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  • 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.
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  • And they loved God, and they were doing all of the right
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  • things, 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 to the bookstore and got all the
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  • books I could find on grace
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  • and 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 weight
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  • of all of that brought forth a level of depression,
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  • a level of anxiety, because I can't meet my obligations
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  • in the household.
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  • And it's just become so rough that I'm even,
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  • you know, thinking about, "Do I just check
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  • outta here, you know?"
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  • What would be better?
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  • 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 I said,
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  • "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.
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  • I said, "Lord, it's yours."
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  • But when I turned it over to him things started to turn around
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  • and that led to the next thing: 24 years
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  • of marriage and 3 wonderful kids.
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  • I'm happy. I'm joyful.
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  • Creflo: When many people think of the word "grace,"
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  • they 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
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  • that has already been done, but this is the opposite of how God
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  • 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 will
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  • 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 then Louisiana, you never come home.
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  • Like, you're sentenced there to die and here I was sitting in
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  • 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," but
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  • I didn't know how, but I understood what God love was
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  • about when you taught me about faith.
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  • Told me to pray for something that I could
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  • not achieve on my own.
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  • And so, I had my family reach out to Manny 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 identity
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  • and settle on who you are in him,
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  • then you can walk in the healing,
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  • deliverance, prosperity, and good life that he
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  • has designed for you.
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  • Financial blessings, deliverance,
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  • healing, favor, a thriving marriage and family and more
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  • are 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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  • male announcer: You don't wanna miss the event of
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  • the year at the 2019 Grace Life Conference.
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  • announcer: There is something for everyone: general session
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  • speakers, youth conference, kids' summer camp,
  • 00:10:17.110 --> 00:10:21.230
  • and electrifying musical guests.
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  • Join us at the 2019 Grace Life Conference.
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  • Act now.
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  • Creflo: Grace is available to everyone,
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  • but faith is required to take possession of what grace
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  • has already secured.
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  • Because of the blood of Jesus we have access to untold blessings
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  • that need only to be received by faith,
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  • and this is the key to walking in signs,
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  • wonders, 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 and one day
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  • I got into the truck-- I used to drive a
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  • truck--and as I got into the truck the Lord's
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  • presence was there, and I began to cry and began to cry,
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  • and I asked, "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.
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  • I was crying. 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 to
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  • 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. That's it.
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  • 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."
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  • 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 that
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  • he was giving for free.
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  • I felt you needed to earn that. "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. It was liberty.
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  • Not liberty to go and sin, but the liberty to walk down the
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  • path that would lead to holiness and to do it not trusting my
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  • 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
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  • preach this message, that I would preach it and that I
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  • would 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
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  • I started to look back and look over my life and realized it's
  • 00:14:56.050 --> 00:14:58.270
  • 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,
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  • we need to do something to please God,
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  • and that's what religion is steeped in: something I can
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  • 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
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  • and 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
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  • because of all the sin that I had been doing,
  • 00:16:31.170 --> 00:16:35.060
  • so I felt left out and not loved at that moment.
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  • And soon 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,
  • 00:16:54.020 --> 00:16:58.220
  • 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,
  • 00:17:20.140 --> 00:17:24.210
  • 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.
  • 00:17:29.260 --> 00:17:35.120
  • I've given you grace.
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  • I've given you my forgiveness.
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  • I'm trying to pull you back into this,
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  • back into what you've been doing."
  • 00:17:43.100 --> 00:17:46.060
  • 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.
  • 00:18:04.200 --> 00:18:07.230
  • The gospel of grace is the complete opposite of what most
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  • of us have learned in church.
  • 00:18:11.220 --> 00:18:14.010
  • Many people grew up in churches that preached a message of
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  • punishment for failure to do the right things,
  • 00:18:17.250 --> 00:18:21.100
  • 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.
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  • But God is already pleased with you.
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  • God isn't vengeful.
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  • He isn't angry with you and wants to punish you.
  • 00:18:38.250 --> 00:18:43.090
  • No, he sent his grace, Jesus Christ,
  • 00:18:43.100 --> 00:18:47.060
  • to take your punishment on himself when he went on the
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  • cross and no matter what your experience has been in the past
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  • at church, when you experience grace your
  • 00:18:56.140 --> 00:18:59.120
  • 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. 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
  • 00:19:10.070 --> 00:19:15.030
  • that Jesus, who has already done it,
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  • just requires you to believe and all things will be made possible
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  • because you believe him.
  • 00:19:25.190 --> 00:19:28.040
  • 00:19:28.050 --> 00:19:33.050
  • Creflo: Rather than responding to what fear had made
  • 00:19:33.060 --> 00:19:35.140
  • available--sickness, disease, and death--I made a decision
  • 00:19:35.150 --> 00:19:40.130
  • to respond to what Jesus had made available: victory,
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  • healing, and success.
  • 00:19:43.260 --> 00:19:47.050
  • When I was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer,
  • 00:19:47.060 --> 00:19:50.040
  • I had to make a decision to either respond to the bad report
  • 00:19:50.050 --> 00:19:56.110
  • or to respond to the finished works of Jesus Christ.
  • 00:19:56.120 --> 00:20:00.120
  • So, by faith I'm healed, and I go from being healed by faith to
  • 00:20:00.130 --> 00:20:04.250
  • the manifestation of that healing.
  • 00:20:04.260 --> 00:20:07.260
  • I start off healed because of what Jesus has done,
  • 00:20:07.270 --> 00:20:11.030
  • and you begin to recognize what Jesus has done for you and then
  • 00:20:11.040 --> 00:20:14.150
  • you lay hold to it by faith, and you declare,
  • 00:20:14.160 --> 00:20:17.290
  • "I'm not moved by what I hear, and I'm not moved
  • 00:20:18.000 --> 00:20:20.000
  • by what I see, the x-rays.
  • 00:20:20.010 --> 00:20:21.250
  • 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
  • 00:20:24.110 --> 00:20:28.020
  • already done through his finished works.
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  • I am healed and the victory that was already
  • 00:20:31.180 --> 00:20:35.280
  • made available I took it.
  • 00:20:35.290 --> 00:20:38.250
  • It's mine now, and I'm cancer-free."
  • 00:20:38.260 --> 00:20:41.160
  • male: I was exposed to a lot of stuff like the street life,
  • 00:20:41.170 --> 00:20:45.260
  • drugs at a very young age, a lot of trouble.
  • 00:20:45.270 --> 00:20:49.120
  • I was in school in and out.
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  • You're involved with a gang or two,
  • 00:20:51.240 --> 00:20:53.150
  • you know, just surrounded myself around people that I thought,
  • 00:20:53.160 --> 00:20:57.000
  • you know, was accepting me and when I was 17 years old I was
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  • facing 25 years in prison.
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  • I was in a dark place.
  • 00:21:01.190 --> 00:21:03.050
  • I was always hurting others, hurting myself,
  • 00:21:03.060 --> 00:21:06.140
  • and remember I was just careless and heartless and to the point
  • 00:21:06.150 --> 00:21:10.070
  • where I received--well, I received from God the peace,
  • 00:21:10.080 --> 00:21:14.160
  • the grace, the love, and now he has me on a path to where I just
  • 00:21:14.170 --> 00:21:17.150
  • wanna just impact people's lives with love.
  • 00:21:17.160 --> 00:21:20.070
  • And God transformed me and transitioned me to this new life
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  • and now it's just that testimony to people,
  • 00:21:23.280 --> 00:21:26.210
  • like, it can really be done.
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  • Somebody can really change.
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  • All this is purposely and divine, and he's in control.
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  • Creflo: Now that you understand that God has made
  • 00:21:36.170 --> 00:21:38.200
  • everything you need available to you by grace,
  • 00:21:38.210 --> 00:21:41.250
  • you may be asking, "Why am I not seeing
  • 00:21:41.260 --> 00:21:44.200
  • these promises in my life?"
  • 00:21:44.210 --> 00:21:47.120
  • I wanna share with you what may be blocking the flow of grace in
  • 00:21:47.130 --> 00:21:51.060
  • your life and what to do about it.
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  • The answer simply is faith.
  • 00:21:53.150 --> 00:21:57.120
  • Everything that we will ever need to live an abundant life
  • 00:21:57.130 --> 00:22:02.010
  • has already been made available to us,
  • 00:22:02.020 --> 00:22:04.020
  • but it requires faith in order to obtain those things in this
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  • natural physical realm.
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  • Healing, deliverance, wholeness, and financial prosperity belong
  • 00:22:10.150 --> 00:22:15.230
  • to us now, but receiving these things into our reality on a
  • 00:22:15.240 --> 00:22:21.140
  • daily basis begins with accepting by faith that God
  • 00:22:21.150 --> 00:22:26.080
  • has already given us everything we will ever need to live.
  • 00:22:26.090 --> 00:22:30.260
  • Often we allow the devil to rob us of our faith and talk us out
  • 00:22:30.270 --> 00:22:36.000
  • of what God has promised in his Word.
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  • The way to combat that is to position yourself to constantly
  • 00:22:38.190 --> 00:22:43.010
  • be filled with the Word of God.
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  • The devil hates to see your faith strengthened,
  • 00:22:45.220 --> 00:22:48.250
  • but you have to commit to persevere and as believers we
  • 00:22:48.260 --> 00:22:53.190
  • walk by the Word of God, and we walk by what God says in
  • 00:22:53.200 --> 00:22:56.270
  • his Word no matter what.
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  • Your faith is the key to obtaining what grace
  • 00:22:59.020 --> 00:23:02.050
  • has secured for you.
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  • What else can keep you from grace?
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  • Pride.
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  • Grace will never be found in the life of an individual who thinks
  • 00:23:07.250 --> 00:23:10.260
  • his or her way is the best way and refuses to receive God's
  • 00:23:10.270 --> 00:23:14.290
  • instruction and direction, but when we humble ourselves
  • 00:23:15.000 --> 00:23:20.000
  • under the direction of God in any given situation
  • 00:23:20.010 --> 00:23:23.200
  • we can escape the snares of the devil.
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  • To rest in the finished works of Christ,
  • 00:23:27.160 --> 00:23:29.140
  • it means casting our cares on Jesus,
  • 00:23:29.150 --> 00:23:33.160
  • knowing that everything we will ever need in this life
  • 00:23:33.170 --> 00:23:37.100
  • has already been provided for.
  • 00:23:37.110 --> 00:23:39.150
  • Grace is the unmerited, unearned, and
  • 00:23:39.160 --> 00:23:42.100
  • undeserved favor from God.
  • 00:23:42.110 --> 00:23:44.280
  • He's willing to show this favor to anyone who trusts him.
  • 00:23:44.290 --> 00:23:49.050
  • He loves and accepts us just as we are, mistakes and all.
  • 00:23:49.060 --> 00:23:53.250
  • When we're hurting, he comforts and encourages us.
  • 00:23:53.260 --> 00:23:58.030
  • The grace we receive from him strengthens us and enables us
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  • to reach out and encourage others.
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  • Watch this, and we'll be right back.
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  • 00:24:07.270 --> 00:24:13.210
  • announcer: It's time to walk in the healing,
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  • deliverance, and purpose God has designed for you.
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  • Join the celebration with the thousands who are ready for the
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  • next level of understanding of God's grace at the 2019
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  • Grace Life Conference.
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  • This is the event you absolutely do not wanna miss.
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  • Claim your seat now for the Grace Life Conference 2019,
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  • July 8th through the 12th.
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  • Five days of worship and engaging messages,
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  • all filled with God's amazing presence.
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  • Don't miss these dynamic thought leaders on grace: Creflo Dollar,
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  • Taffi Dollar, Gregory Dickow, Earl Johnson,
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  • Michael Smith, and Andrew Wommack,
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  • with special musical appearances by Karen Clark Sheard
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  • and Brian Courtney Wilson.
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  • But it doesn't stop there.
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  • You'll experience the empowering,
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  • comforting, healing power of grace in an environment the
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  • entire family can enjoy.
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  • Our electrifying, Spirit-led general sessions are designed
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  • to impact your life in every way.
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  • Grow stronger bonds in your family,
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  • meet new friends and believers, and get a
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  • firsthand understanding of what the manifestation
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  • of grace really feels like.
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  • We have the Grace Life Summer Camp for the little ones and the
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  • Grace Life Youth Conference for grades 6 through 12.
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  • Each day will be loaded with fun,
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  • food, live musical guests, and giveaways.
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  • If you and your family are ready for a real,
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  • authentic connection to the power of grace,
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  • you just found it.
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  • Join us July 8th through the 12th at World Changers Church
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  • International for the 2019 Grace Conference.
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  • Your grace life is waiting. Register now.
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  • Creflo: Thank you for allowing me to walk this
  • 00:25:50.090 --> 00:25:51.180
  • lifelong journey to grace with you.
  • 00:25:51.190 --> 00:25:54.170
  • It's a journey of reevaluating everything you've been taught
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  • since you've been a Christian.
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  • It's time now to renew our minds and further develop
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  • unshakeable faith so we may receive everything
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  • promised through grace.
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  • No more lack, no more fear, no more being in bondage to people,
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  • sickness, or troubled times.
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  • Get ready to receive a radical transformation through grace,
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  • his unmerited, undeserved, and unearned favor in our lives.
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  • announcer: When visiting New York and Atlanta join
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  • Creflo Dollar at World Changers Church International.
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  • For more information visit us online at
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