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August 23, 2019
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Ever Increasing Faith with Fred K. Price

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  • Dr. Frederick K.C. Price: Welcome to "Ever Increasing Faith."
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  • Dr. Betty R. Price: Grow in Godliness.
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  • Frederick Jr.: We walk by faith, not by sight.
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  • With the power of faith, you can do the impossible.
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  • With the power of faith, you can live a victorious life.
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  • Changing one life after another
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  • from burnt-out hopes to gleaming joy.
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  • With the power of faith, you can change your life.
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  • Let the power of faith transform your life.
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  • Frederick: Look at this, verse 18, 4:18.
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  • It says, "And the Lord will deliver me from every evil work
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  • and preserve me for his heavenly kingdom.
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  • To him be glory forever and ever, amen."
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  • Now, understand this, that for his heavenly kingdom, that's
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  • future, but the future's predicated on the present.
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  • So, if the present is not correct,
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  • the future can't be what it ought to be.
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  • So, though that is for the future, right now is what we're
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  • dealing with, and the prospect of coming into a new arena,
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  • a new year if you would, for another opportunity to excel.
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  • "And the Lord will deliver me."
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  • He has, he will, "Deliver me from every evil work,
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  • and preserve me for his heavenly kingdom.
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  • To him be glory forever and ever, amen."
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  • Now, that's not simply a psychological euphemism,
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  • that's a truth, if you believe it.
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  • It won't work if you don't embrace it.
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  • If you don't expect it, it can't work,
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  • it just becomes rhetoric, and it won't do you any good.
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  • But I wanna challenge you, I wanna encourage you.
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  • Stay with it, don't give up. Don't give up.
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  • Don't give up. Just don't give up.
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  • Say, "Don't give up." Say, "Don't give up."
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  • Say, "I won't give up." "I will not give up."
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  • "I can't give up."
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  • Amen, that's not a psych job, that's based on God's Word,
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  • and his Word doesn't affect us until we believe it, receive it,
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  • digest it, act on it, before it does us any good.
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  • Okay, so hold fast in all the areas.
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  • Think about all the areas that you've been
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  • dealing with all year.
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  • Finances, family, husband/wife relationship, children,
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  • the prospect of sickness, disease, past circumstances,
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  • they haven't always been good.
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  • They haven't always been easy, but here we are,
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  • we made it through.
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  • That ought to encourage you.
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  • We've come this far by faith, why give up now?
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  • Alright, 2 Corinthians chapter 4.
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  • I refuse to give up.
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  • I just--I'm not gonna give up.
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  • I don't care how hard it gets, I refuse to give up.
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  • Ah, look at this.
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  • 2 Corinthians chapter 4, if you have it,
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  • say, "I have it."
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  • Verse 17 says, "For our light affliction,"
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  • [laughing] Whoo!
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  • "Which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more
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  • exceeding and eternal weight of glory while we do not look
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  • at the things," T-H-I-N-G-S,
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  • "Which are seen, but at the things,"
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  • T-H-I-N-G-S, "Which are not seen.
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  • For," or because, "The things," T-H-I-N-G-S,
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  • "Which are seen are temporary," temporal, or subject to change,
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  • "But the things which are not seen are eternal,"
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  • or everlasting.
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  • Now, let me point this out to you, because this has
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  • been a awesome blessing in my personal life.
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  • I always like to share things.
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  • I don't know about you, but if I get something good,
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  • I like to share it with people, you know,
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  • if they're willing to receive it.
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  • But, this 18th verse, when we look at it
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  • in the English language, you can miss out on the awesome impact.
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  • See, it says, "While we do not look at the things which are
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  • seen," those are the things that are temporal,
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  • those are the things that our senses
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  • feed us information about.
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  • But the Lord gave me this years ago.
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  • I like this better.
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  • It says, "While we do not look at the things which are,"
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  • perceived by the senses.
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  • We live in a sensory-oriented world environment,
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  • no question about that.
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  • It's real, the stuff is there.
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  • But, it says, while we don't look at the things which are
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  • perceived by the senses, but at the things which are not
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  • perceived by the senses, why?
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  • For, or because the things which are perceived by the senses are
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  • temporary, temporal, or subject to change, but the things which
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  • are not perceived by the senses are eternal, or everlasting.
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  • So, you gotta look beyond the seen, and that can be
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  • a challenge, because we're sensory oriented.
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  • Not that that's wrong, but we have more experiential knowledge
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  • about the seen, or the perceived by the senses,
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  • than we do the unseen.
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  • And so, if we're not careful, we will cripple ourselves by
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  • becoming so fixated on what we do perceive by the senses,
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  • that we determine that that's all there is to life.
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  • And there's more to it than that, thank God for that.
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  • "While we do not look."
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  • So, think about all the things you thought about,
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  • all the things you wanted to do,
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  • all the goals you may or may not have
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  • set for yourself, all the goals you may or may not have achieved
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  • yet, and then don't be discouraged
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  • because you didn't achieve them all.
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  • Think about it.
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  • You set some goals, hopefully you did.
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  • Goals not set will never be met. Did you get that?
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  • Goals not set will never be met, that's for sure, so you gotta
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  • set some goals, and only you can set them.
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  • If you let someone else set them for you, you're in trouble.
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  • Okay, I love it.
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  • "While we do not look--"
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  • [laughing]
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  • "At the things which are perceived by the senses."
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  • Now, understand, again, when it says, "While we do not look," it
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  • doesn't mean we don't see them, it does not mean that we
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  • don't take them into consideration, we just
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  • don't allow them to determine the focus of our lives.
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  • That's what you have to be careful about, because the
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  • things you see, the things you experience,
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  • they're real, they're there.
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  • Have you ever been cold? You ever been cold?
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  • You were cold, huh? You felt it, didn't you?
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  • That's real, it's a part of life, but don't let it
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  • determine your focus, that's what's important.
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  • Okay, moving right along, here we go, here we go.
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  • Okay, look at--
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  • [laughing]
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  • Look at 2 Corinthians chapter 5.
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  • This one you know by memory.
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  • And because you're so familiar with it,
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  • sometimes the old adage is true, familiarity breeds contempt.
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  • So used to it you say, "Ah, what is that?"
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  • But it's true. I say it every week.
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  • Verse 7, 2 Corinthians 5:7, "For we..."
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  • congregation: "Walk by faith, not by sight."
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  • Frederick: I mean bottom line, what does that really mean?
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  • Is it just something to say?
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  • "We walk by faith, not by sight."
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  • Whoop-dee-do, what is that?
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  • What does that mean?
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  • Well, it simply means, when it says, "We walk by faith," that
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  • means we walk by the Word, not by the senses, in the sense
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  • of allowing the senses to dictate the terms of our lives.
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  • We live our lives in the sensory areas I've already fore stated,
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  • but we don't let that determine the limits of our travel.
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  • We walk by the Word. What does the Word say?
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  • Well, you have been taught the Word for years,
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  • and particularly this year if you've been here
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  • the whole year, but what have you done with it?
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  • What have you done with it?
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  • That's the bottom line.
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  • Truth does you no good if you don't use it.
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  • Just to know something doesn't change
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  • your circumstances automatically.
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  • You have to do something with what you think you know
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  • in order for your circumstances to change.
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  • So, we walk the by Word, not by sight, again,
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  • meaning not by the senses in terms of us relating
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  • to the things of God's Word
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  • and the covenant that Jesus purchased for us.
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  • Okay, you still here?
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  • Alright, alright, let's look at something else.
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  • Oh boy, James chapter 1.
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  • James chapter 1, high hopes.
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  • Alright, James chapter 1, if you have it, say, "I have it."
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  • Now, because we are in mortal combat, we are in a warfare.
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  • We have an enemy, and he wants to take us out.
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  • He does not want us to achieve our goal which is to maximize
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  • our life based upon the covenant that's been bought
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  • and paid for by Jesus Christ for us.
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  • So, we get directions from the Word of God.
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  • Look at this.
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  • James chapter 1, verse 1 says, "James, a bond servant of God,
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  • and of the Lord Jesus Christ, of the 12 tribes which are
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  • scattered abroad, greeting, my brethren," verse 2,
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  • "My brethren, count it all joy when you fall
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  • into various trials," temptations, or tests,
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  • "Knowing that the testing," or that word testing
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  • in the Greek really is the word proving,
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  • "Knowing that the proving of your faith produces patience,"
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  • or literally, endurance, the ability to stand,
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  • and having done all to stand.
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  • He says, "My brethren, count it all joy."
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  • Now, I've said this before, in passing, but that statement
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  • by itself, if you just leave it right there,
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  • it's a very sick statement.
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  • No, because there's nothing joyful about temptation, trials,
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  • and tests, and he never said it was, he said count it as,
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  • treat it as, but you can't do that if you don't know this.
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  • Look at this, verse 2 and 3, forget the numeral 2 and 3,
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  • and read it like this.
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  • My brethren, count it all joy when you come up against
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  • temptation, trials, and tests, knowing that that testing,
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  • or literally the proving of your faith produces patience.
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  • Notice what it doesn't say, it doesn't say the proving of you.
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  • It's not about you.
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  • It's not about us, it's about our faith.
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  • Because, again, as I've already said, we have an enemy,
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  • but the enemy is only concerned about separating us
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  • from our faith, because the only thing that makes us
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  • dangerous to him is our faith.
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  • And if he can cut us off from our faith,
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  • then he has us where he wants us.
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  • So the temptation, trials, and tests come to us to discourage
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  • us, to turn us off from our faith so that the enemy
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  • can take advantage of us.
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  • Look at this. Oh, I love it.
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  • Verse 2, "My brethren, count it all joy."
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  • See, he didn't say it was, but he said count it as joy,
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  • act like it is, when you come up--and see that word fall,
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  • that word, you know, you fall down.
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  • But that word, in the Greek, really means come up against.
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  • So we can read it like that.
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  • My brethren, count it all joy when you come up against various
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  • temptation, trials, and tests, knowing, knowing, knowing,
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  • knowing that the proving of your faith, not the proving of you.
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  • So, that's why the enemy may have given you
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  • a hard way to go this year.
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  • The whole point and objective of it is to separate you
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  • from your faith.
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  • 'Cause if he can do that, he's got you right
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  • where he wants you.
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  • You become a victim, not a winner.
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  • So the temptation, trials, and tests, they come
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  • to discourage you, and they're pesky.
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  • I will admit, they are pesky, they are a pain
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  • in the left foot on your left foot.
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  • I'm serious, I mean, who likes that?
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  • But, knowing this, that the proving of your faith,
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  • and you're not proving it to God,
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  • you're not proving it to Satan, you're proving it to you.
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  • You need to know.
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  • God already knows, and Satan, we don't care whether he knows,
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  • but you need to know.
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  • I need to know. We need to know.
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  • Y'all need to know.
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  • Knowing that the proving of your faith produces endurance,
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  • the ability to stay the course, put up with all the garbage,
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  • all the flak, all the stuff that comes, and still come out
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  • on the other side victoriously.
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  • I don't know about you, but that's where my hope is.
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  • I will achieve more this year coming up
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  • than the year that is going out.
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  • No, I mean, I'm serious, because guess what?
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  • If you don't have that attitude, you won't make it,
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  • because the enemy's gonna come in like a flood,
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  • but I win, so stay with it.
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  • So, "My brethren, count it all joy,"
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  • because it proves to you who you are, and where you are,
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  • and that's the most important thing.
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  • You know, what someone else-- now this is--
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  • don't misunderstand me now.
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  • What someone else thinks about you is great, it's nice,
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  • but folks are gonna think what they wanna think regardless.
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  • But the big issue is, what do you think about you?
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  • What does Father God think about you?
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  • When what you think about you lines up with what he thinks
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  • about you, you got it made in the shade.
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  • Everybody else is irrelevant and immaterial, I mean,
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  • in the final analysis.
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  • Okay, you still here? High hopes, don't give up.
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  • Alright, 1 Peter chapter 1.
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  • Ah yes, how sweet it is, victory, not defeat.
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  • Okay, 1 Peter, ooh, chapter 1, if you have it,
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  • say, "I have it."
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  • Alright, look at this, verse 3, chapter 1, verse 3,
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  • 1 Peter, verse 3.
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  • "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
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  • who according to his abundant mercy has begotten us again
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  • to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ
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  • from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled,
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  • and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you
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  • who are kept by the power of God," oh my,
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  • "Though faith for salvation, ready to be revealed
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  • in the last time.
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  • In this, you greatly rejoice," ah, "Though now for a little
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  • while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials,"
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  • there they are again.
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  • "That the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious
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  • than gold that perishes, though it is tested," or proved,
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  • "By fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory, at the
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  • revelation of Jesus Christ whom having not seen you love,
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  • though now you do not see him, yet believing,
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  • you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full
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  • of glory," ah, my God,
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  • "Receiving the end of your faith," mmm,
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  • "The salvation of your souls."
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  • Mmm-mm-mm. I love it.
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  • We win We win.
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  • Okay now, here we go.
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  • Hebrews chapter 6, high hopes.
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  • Hold fast to your confession, don't give up.
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  • Don't give in. Refuse to quit.
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  • Hebrews chapter 6.
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  • Ah, if you have it, say, "I have it."
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  • Verse 10 says, "For God is not unjust to forget your work
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  • and labor of love which you have shown toward his name,
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  • in that you have ministered to the saints, and do minister,
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  • and we desire that each one of you show
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  • the same diligence to the full assurance of hope until the end,
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  • that you do not become," uh-oh, "Sluggish,"
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  • and that's an interesting word.
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  • It carries the idea, in the original language,
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  • of lazy, shiftless, lazy.
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  • "That you do not," notice this, "That you do not become."
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  • So, it's a process to become sluggish.
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  • Takes time to become shiftless and lazy.
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  • No, it says, "That you do not become,"
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  • so you don't start out that way.
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  • He says, "That you do not become sluggish, but imitate those
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  • who through faith and patience inherit the promises."
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  • Mmm, "That you do not become sluggish."
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  • Are you sluggish?
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  • Did you become sluggish this year?
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  • Could that be why you didn't achieve, because you got lazy?
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  • Now, don't take it personally, it's just somethin'
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  • to think about.
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  • Let me read that again.
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  • Verse 10, 6:10, "For God is not unjust to forget your work
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  • and labor of love, which you have shown
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  • toward his name, in that you have ministered to the saints,
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  • and do minister, and we desire that each of you
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  • show the same diligence to the full assurance
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  • of hope until the end.
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  • That you do not become sluggish, but imitate,"
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  • oh, "Those who through faith and patience
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  • inherit the promises.
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  • For when God made a promise to Abraham, because he could swear
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  • by no one greater, he swore by himself, saying,
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  • 'Surely blessing I will bless you,
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  • and multiplying I will multiply you.'
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  • And so, after--" oh, say after,
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  • I didn't hear you, I didn't hear you,
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  • I didn't hear you. Stop whispering.
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  • "And so, after he had patiently endured,
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  • he obtained the promise."
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  • So, that's what I challenge you with for this new year,
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  • patiently endure, don't give up.
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  • Don't give up, don't quit, stay with it.
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  • Now, one--oh, my goodness, I don't know
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  • if I have got enough time.
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  • One last thing.
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  • Philippians chapter 3,
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  • Philippians chapter 3.
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  • Now, this can be a challenge, but trust me when I tell you,
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  • this is worth $27 trillion if you can do this.
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  • No, no, if you do this.
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  • Philippians chapter 3, if you have it, say, "I have it."
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  • Ah, here we go, verse 13 and 14.
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  • It says, "Brethren, I do not count myself to have
  • 00:25:25.180 --> 00:25:29.190
  • apprehended," or achieved, "But one thing I do,
  • 00:25:29.200 --> 00:25:35.150
  • forgetting those things which are behind
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  • and reaching forward to those things which are ahead.
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  • I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call
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  • of God in Christ Jesus."
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  • So, I challenge you, forget the past, the negative past.
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  • You don't wanna forget the good stuff, but you wanna forget
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  • all the negatives that perhaps hindered you,
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  • hindered you or slowed you down.
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  • Forget it, it's done, over, past, you can't change it.
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  • Determine that I'm going forward, and I'm not gonna
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  • let this year become a carbon copy of last year.
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  • I will achieve this year whatever
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  • I did not achieve last year.
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  • I will achieve this year, I have a new beginning,
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  • I have a new start, I determine to win.
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  • I'll not give up.
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  • I'm gonna keep my confession of faith.
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  • I win, whoo!
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  • Let's go get it, tiger.
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