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January 7, 2019
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Matt & Laurie Crouch hosts Dr. David Jeremiah.

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Praise | Dr. David Jeremiah | 1/7/19

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  • (upbeat music)
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  • - [Announcer] Tonight on Praise, from Los Angeles.
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  • Pastor, devoted family man,
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  • and founder of Turning Point Ministries, Dr. David Jeremiah.
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  • And now, Matt and Laurie Crouch.
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  • (crowd cheering)
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  • - Welcome to Praise.
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  • Happy New Year.
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  • January 2019.
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  • All guests, all night.
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  • The Overcomer, Dr. Jeremiah.
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  • What are we unpacking tonight for our audience?
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  • - Well tonight we're going to talk about something
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  • that all of us have to deal with.
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  • Every single day when we wake up,
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  • we have something to overcome.
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  • This morning, I didn't want to go to the gym.
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  • I had to overcome that.
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  • I had to say to body, body get out of bed and get going.
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  • But most of us have things far more serious than that.
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  • Each of us have our challenges.
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  • We have to deal with the problems that come from
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  • weaknesses that we have
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  • and problems that come from
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  • things that go wrong in our lives.
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  • And I just go to the point where I said
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  • can we condense the truth of the Bible
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  • that helps us to know how to be overcomers.
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  • Here's my favorite text.
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  • The Lord Jesus said in this world
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  • you will have tribulation.
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  • But be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.
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  • - Yeah. - In Christ.
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  • (crowd cheering)
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  • In Christ, we can be overcomers.
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  • That's why I wrote this book,
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  • to help us understand how that works.
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  • - Okay, we're going to be talking about
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  • the subject of overcoming the entire hour.
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  • Dr. Jeremiah, let me just brag on you a second.
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  • For about the last five or six weeks
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  • your broadcast has been the number one rated broadcast
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  • on TBN for about the last month.
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  • Congratulations.
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  • - [Dr. Jeremiah] Wow, thank you very much.
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  • (crowd cheering)
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  • - What an amazing thing.
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  • And I was told that several hundred thousand copies
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  • of this book have already sold.
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  • And, when somebody, as esteemed as Dr. Jeremiah,
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  • wants to tell you something for free, I'd listen.
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  • And we're going to be unpacking Overcomer.
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  • All right.
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  • Where do you want to start on this?
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  • - We've been reading this, and we've been listening to it.
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  • I love to listen to books.
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  • And I'm telling you, everybody needs to read this.
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  • Because you know I think we get ourselves
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  • in situations or things happen to us,
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  • and you never think someone else
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  • has gone through the same thing.
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  • And you feel so lonely and so beat up at times.
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  • And those are the times where we have,
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  • where we get to, where God has made us to overcome.
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  • And I just think that what you have said in this book,
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  • has just, it personally, it has touched me deeply
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  • because everybody needs to hear this.
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  • Everybody needs to know how to overcome.
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  • Because you can overcome, because God lets us.
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  • God has given us the power to overcome.
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  • - He has indeed.
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  • - So let's step through, I mean just every chapter
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  • has been so rich and so so good.
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  • This is a great book.
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  • You need to read this if you haven't read it lately.
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  • I'm telling you.
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  • - So, you know, look there's a whole bunch of different ways
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  • we could interview concerning this subject.
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  • But I think the, let's just step through
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  • and start kind of with the chapters.
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  • Overcoming Weakness With Strength.
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  • So, let's start there.
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  • But it feels like so far what I've gotten out of the book
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  • is overcomer is not living without challenges
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  • it's overcoming with challenges.
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  • So, let's start there with kind of that
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  • and then the weakness and strength.
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  • - You know, Matt people have asked me
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  • how I came up with the chapters.
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  • And it's kind of an interesting thing,
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  • because the chapters are sort of like
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  • the backend of spiritual warfare.
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  • If you want to know where your issues are
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  • that you have to overcome, ask this question.
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  • What did God give you to protect
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  • the various areas of your life.
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  • He gave you a helmet to protect your mind,
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  • he gave you a shield of faith.
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  • All of those things that he gave us in the spiritual warfare
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  • are clues to us to our vulnerabilities.
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  • And one of the first ones is weakness.
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  • One of the interesting things about weakness
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  • Matt is there is no such thing as weakness.
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  • Weakness is just the word that is used
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  • to describe the lack of strength.
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  • - [Matt] There you go.
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  • - It's kind of like darkness.
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  • There's really no such thing as darkness.
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  • Darkness is the lack of light.
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  • So what the Bible teaches us is that
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  • you need to infuse strength in your life,
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  • and if you don't you will end up
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  • with a condition that is known as weakness.
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  • - [Matt] Got it.
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  • - And the Bible tells us we're to be strong in the Lord.
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  • We're to stand firm, we're to take our place,
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  • and there's a way to do that.
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  • Strength comes from God.
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  • And he gives us the clues in his word
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  • as to how to get that.
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  • - Okay.
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  • And falsehood with truth.
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  • - Well, anybody ever hear the term fake news?
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  • (laughing)
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  • Yeah, we live in a world of you don't know what to believe,
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  • isn't that true sometimes.
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  • You want to believe certain things,
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  • but you don't know what to believe.
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  • And the Bible teaches us that we shall know the truth
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  • and the truth sets us free.
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  • But what is truth?
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  • Jesus himself said I am the truth.
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  • The truth isn't a thing, the truth isn't a concept,
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  • the truth is a person.
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  • And so everything that is true
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  • is true because it in some way expresses
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  • the truth that God himself embodies.
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  • And I remember thinking how do we go about
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  • making sure that truth reigns supreme in our lives.
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  • And there's certain things we do.
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  • First of all, we study the truth.
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  • We open our Bibles.
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  • The Bible says the word is truth.
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  • It's everlasting truth.
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  • It is truth that is timeless.
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  • So if you want to have a life that's free of falsehood,
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  • you don't just go around denying the falsehood,
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  • you infuse your life with truth.
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  • And where do you get that?
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  • You have to get it from the word of God.
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  • That's why I've devoted my life to
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  • the teaching of the Scripture
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  • because I know it is the one thing
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  • that has staying power when it comes to the issue of truth.
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  • - I'm going to use an analogy,
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  • and as I sit here I just hope it's true.
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  • I heard it, and I hope it's true.
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  • Because it's an interesting thing, falsehood with truth.
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  • I've heard that the way that FBI agents are taught
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  • to detect counterfeit money
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  • is for them to never be shown counterfeit money.
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  • - They study the true dollar,
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  • so they can see the thing
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  • that's not in connection with that.
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  • - So, that's a very similar thing.
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  • If you don't have the truth,
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  • then the truth doesn't make you free.
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  • - And you know Matt, one of the things
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  • that's really challenging in this day
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  • and that is truth has taken a big hit.
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  • People oftentimes think
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  • that it's not important what you know.
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  • I want to tell you it is important what you know.
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  • What you know will keep you out of trouble.
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  • What you know is the core doctrine,
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  • it's the DNA of every Christian.
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  • And if we plead ignorance because we get all caught up
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  • in maybe emotionalism or whatever,
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  • we're setting ourselves up for the next fake news thing
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  • that comes down the pike.
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  • Some things, I have studied the word of God
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  • for a long time and some things,
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  • I don't even pay any attention to.
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  • Because I just intuitively know they're not true,
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  • they're not real.
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  • And the reason I know that is because
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  • I've spent so much time studying what is true,
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  • and teaching what is true.
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  • I think that's part of what the Lord meant
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  • when he said you will know the truth,
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  • you will know the truth.
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  • And the truth will set you free.
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  • - That's beautiful, that's beautiful.
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  • We are unpacking Overcomer,
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  • it is Dr. David Jeremiah's book.
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  • It happens to be our January, Happy New Year, January 2019.
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  • If Dr. Jeremiah is new to you,
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  • you don't watch TBN very often,
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  • so what's wrong with you.
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  • But if you don't, we have a little bio piece
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  • that will get to know him just a little bit more.
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  • Watch this.
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  • - [Narrator] Pastor, teacher, and a best-selling author.
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  • - Faith starts with truth.
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  • God allows you to hear truth,
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  • and that truth comes into your mind,
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  • and that truth begins to interact
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  • with what you already know.
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  • Do you know what that's called?
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  • That's called thinking.
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  • - [Narrator] Dr. David Jeremiah's messages
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  • have been a beacon of light to audiences worldwide.
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  • As founder and CEO of Turning Point Ministries,
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  • his television and radio programs
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  • have gained international acclaim.
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  • He has authored more than 70 books,
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  • including Revealing the Mysteries of Heaven,
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  • People Are Asking Is This The End,
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  • A Life Beyond Amazing, and Overcomer.
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  • Dr. Jeremiah is Senior Pastor
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  • of Shadow Mountain Community Church in El Cajon, California.
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  • His commitment to truth,
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  • and his ability to apply Biblical principles
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  • to everyday living has made him
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  • a highly sought after speaker.
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  • Dr. David Jeremiah, here on Praise.
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  • (audience applauding)
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  • - You know I love how you just start the book out
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  • talking about the breastplate of righteousness
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  • and the shield of faith and the helmet of salvation,
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  • your feet shod with peace.
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  • To what?
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  • - To be able to stand against the enemy.
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  • - To stand, not to fight, but to stand.
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  • - No, we don't fight for what we have, we fight from it.
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  • Because Christ has already won the victory.
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  • - [Matt] Correct.
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  • - And he tells us don't lose what I've given you,
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  • stand strong in what you have.
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  • That's the fight that we fight every day as believers.
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  • - [Laurie] Yeah.
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  • - So it's a good fight of faith
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  • to believe what he did is finished.
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  • - Right.
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  • And stand in there and don't move.
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  • - And remembering the promises of God.
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  • - [Dr. Jeremiah] That's true.
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  • - Because the promises of God are yes and amen
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  • and they never change.
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  • God is for us, God loves us, he's going to be there,
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  • he's going to meet you where you're at.
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  • So many promises.
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  • And so that helps us to overcome.
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  • I'm telling you, you need to read this book,
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  • and I'm not just selling it.
  • 00:10:51.000 --> 00:10:52.080
  • I am telling you, you're spirit needs this book.
  • 00:10:52.080 --> 00:10:56.050
  • This is going to be a good year for you,
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  • and this is a good way to start it.
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  • - Let me ask you.
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  • You have a lot of gray hair.
  • 00:11:03.000 --> 00:11:05.040
  • - You always talk about that.
  • 00:11:05.040 --> 00:11:06.010
  • - Yeah, I know.
  • 00:11:06.010 --> 00:11:07.030
  • - I'm getting a complex over it,
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  • really, if you want to know the truth.
  • 00:11:08.220 --> 00:11:10.040
  • - Beautiful gray hair.
  • 00:11:10.040 --> 00:11:11.040
  • - Mine's right behind you.
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  • It's just beautiful.
  • 00:11:13.190 --> 00:11:15.020
  • At your age, I like your socks by the way.
  • 00:11:16.170 --> 00:11:19.240
  • At your age, what's the hardest thing you've ever overcome?
  • 00:11:21.070 --> 00:11:24.120
  • - Well, as many of you probably know
  • 00:11:25.190 --> 00:11:27.050
  • I went through two rounds of cancer 20 years ago.
  • 00:11:27.050 --> 00:11:30.190
  • Interestingly enough I just went to Scripps Clinic
  • 00:11:30.190 --> 00:11:33.140
  • yesterday for my semi-annual check up,
  • 00:11:33.140 --> 00:11:36.100
  • and to the glory of the Lord after a stem cell transplant
  • 00:11:36.100 --> 00:11:40.100
  • I've been free of cancer for 20 years.
  • 00:11:40.100 --> 00:11:42.090
  • (crowd cheering)
  • 00:11:42.090 --> 00:11:45.020
  • - But you had stage four lymphoma.
  • 00:11:48.090 --> 00:11:50.210
  • - I had stage four lymphoma.
  • 00:11:50.210 --> 00:11:53.100
  • - So, what were doctors telling you
  • 00:11:53.100 --> 00:11:56.090
  • and what words were you having to overcome
  • 00:11:56.090 --> 00:11:59.140
  • at that time 20 years ago.
  • 00:11:59.140 --> 00:12:01.070
  • - You know Matt, when I was at the Mayo Clinic
  • 00:12:01.070 --> 00:12:04.110
  • and they had done a major surgery
  • 00:12:04.110 --> 00:12:06.000
  • and then that's where they diagnosed what I had.
  • 00:12:06.000 --> 00:12:09.260
  • I was in this little place where I was sleeping
  • 00:12:09.260 --> 00:12:12.260
  • and there was kind of a round,
  • 00:12:12.260 --> 00:12:14.030
  • and the doctor's place was in the middle.
  • 00:12:14.030 --> 00:12:15.270
  • One day I was walking around there, and I saw my chart.
  • 00:12:15.270 --> 00:12:19.040
  • And I had never seen my chart,
  • 00:12:19.040 --> 00:12:20.290
  • I didn't really realize.
  • 00:12:20.290 --> 00:12:22.200
  • And the chart said he's a 54 year old man
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  • with stage four lymphoma.
  • 00:12:26.200 --> 00:12:28.170
  • And it scared me to death.
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  • I didn't even know what stage four was or what it meant.
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  • Most of the time it's not very good.
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  • And, I just really went back and I said Lord,
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  • you've got to take control of this.
  • 00:12:40.220 --> 00:12:42.080
  • I don't have the strength to do this.
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  • I am committed to overcome this
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  • in your strength and in your power
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  • and somehow he helped me do that.
  • 00:12:49.150 --> 00:12:53.000
  • - So, I just did the math.
  • 00:12:53.000 --> 00:12:56.230
  • Since you said you were 54 and that was 20 years ago.
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  • So you're 74?
  • 00:12:59.130 --> 00:13:00.220
  • - I'm a little bit older than that.
  • 00:13:00.220 --> 00:13:01.290
  • - Okay, well, let's say 74, close enough.
  • 00:13:01.290 --> 00:13:04.050
  • - Okay.
  • 00:13:04.050 --> 00:13:05.000
  • I'm 77.
  • 00:13:05.000 --> 00:13:05.250
  • - 77, okay.
  • 00:13:05.250 --> 00:13:06.230
  • Were you actually in fear for your life?
  • 00:13:08.020 --> 00:13:11.150
  • What did that feel like?
  • 00:13:11.150 --> 00:13:12.180
  • Was that a gut wrenching kind of thing?
  • 00:13:12.180 --> 00:13:15.010
  • - Well, here's what I remember.
  • 00:13:15.010 --> 00:13:16.080
  • And you know, this has been awhile.
  • 00:13:16.080 --> 00:13:18.060
  • I never was afraid about dying.
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  • I was just so fearful of my children of my wife
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  • and not being with them.
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  • Not being able to see my grandchildren.
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  • Not being able to see my kids get married.
  • 00:13:28.070 --> 00:13:30.050
  • Those are the things I thought about,
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  • those are the things I worried about.
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  • But I didn't worry about dying.
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  • I know where I'm going,
  • 00:13:37.010 --> 00:13:38.180
  • and I know that God has that all taken care of.
  • 00:13:38.180 --> 00:13:42.010
  • On the other hand, I'd unapologetically
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  • tell you I love life.
  • 00:13:44.140 --> 00:13:46.190
  • And I don't know anybody who's thinking soundly
  • 00:13:46.190 --> 00:13:49.190
  • who wants to die.
  • 00:13:49.190 --> 00:13:51.140
  • And I didn't want to die, I wanted to live.
  • 00:13:51.140 --> 00:13:53.190
  • I wanted to see all of the visions
  • 00:13:53.190 --> 00:13:56.040
  • that God had given me for ministry fulfilled.
  • 00:13:56.040 --> 00:13:58.140
  • And you know, during the season of the year
  • 00:13:59.190 --> 00:14:03.030
  • that we've just been through,
  • 00:14:03.030 --> 00:14:04.010
  • and we go through the holidays
  • 00:14:04.010 --> 00:14:04.280
  • and we're with our loved ones.
  • 00:14:04.280 --> 00:14:06.100
  • I have been so filled with gratitude
  • 00:14:06.100 --> 00:14:08.240
  • just for the privilege of being here
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  • and experiencing all the wonderful things.
  • 00:14:10.250 --> 00:14:12.260
  • It seems like God has saved the best until last for me.
  • 00:14:12.260 --> 00:14:16.280
  • - [Matt] That's beautiful.
  • 00:14:16.280 --> 00:14:17.260
  • - And it's just been wonderful.
  • 00:14:17.260 --> 00:14:18.280
  • (audience applauding)
  • 00:14:18.280 --> 00:14:21.170
  • - Wow.
  • 00:14:21.170 --> 00:14:22.120
  • Your testimony, you know, is an amazing thing.
  • 00:14:25.160 --> 00:14:30.070
  • Would you just pause for a second
  • 00:14:30.070 --> 00:14:31.250
  • and pray for our audience
  • 00:14:31.250 --> 00:14:33.040
  • that somebody might be feeling that same sense
  • 00:14:33.040 --> 00:14:36.040
  • that there's some diagnosis.
  • 00:14:37.120 --> 00:14:39.220
  • Just pray for the audience, just for a moment.
  • 00:14:39.220 --> 00:14:41.120
  • - Father it's just impossible
  • 00:14:41.120 --> 00:14:42.250
  • to be speaking to this many people
  • 00:14:42.250 --> 00:14:45.000
  • and not have someone who's gotten bad news this week.
  • 00:14:45.000 --> 00:14:49.020
  • Someone who found out that what they thought
  • 00:14:49.020 --> 00:14:53.240
  • was a minor issue is a major one.
  • 00:14:53.240 --> 00:14:56.180
  • And I want to pray Lord that your Holy Spirit
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  • will hover over whoever that might be.
  • 00:14:59.240 --> 00:15:03.050
  • And that the love that comes from you alone
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  • because you are love will fill their hearts
  • 00:15:05.220 --> 00:15:09.090
  • and the assurance that you've got them
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  • under your wing, that you are the one
  • 00:15:11.220 --> 00:15:14.230
  • who will help them through this.
  • 00:15:14.230 --> 00:15:16.140
  • Lord, you don't promise that you will heal us all,
  • 00:15:16.140 --> 00:15:19.210
  • but you do promise that you will be with us.
  • 00:15:19.210 --> 00:15:22.150
  • And you will strengthen us.
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  • And that we will never be alone.
  • 00:15:24.190 --> 00:15:27.020
  • And that no matter what we face,
  • 00:15:27.020 --> 00:15:29.060
  • whether it's illness or disappointment
  • 00:15:29.060 --> 00:15:31.070
  • or discouragement or frustration with family members
  • 00:15:31.070 --> 00:15:35.110
  • or whatever it is.
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  • Through your power we can be overcomers.
  • 00:15:36.280 --> 00:15:40.070
  • Just as you have promised to overcome the world
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  • and our faith is in you,
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  • we too can overcome the things that happen to us.
  • 00:15:45.130 --> 00:15:48.250
  • So I pray that you will fill the audience
  • 00:15:48.250 --> 00:15:53.050
  • here in this place and around this world
  • 00:15:53.050 --> 00:15:56.000
  • who watch this show tonight.
  • 00:15:56.000 --> 00:15:58.150
  • Fill them with a sense of your presence and your love
  • 00:15:58.150 --> 00:16:01.210
  • and encourage them in the truth.
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  • I pray in Jesus name, amen.
  • 00:16:04.010 --> 00:16:06.200
  • Amen.
  • 00:16:06.200 --> 00:16:07.150
  • (audience applauding)
  • 00:16:07.150 --> 00:16:08.190
  • - Wow, happy new year 2019.
  • 00:16:08.190 --> 00:16:10.160
  • Let's move along in the book.
  • 00:16:13.050 --> 00:16:15.200
  • Chapter three, I think, or chapter four.
  • 00:16:15.200 --> 00:16:18.060
  • Overcoming evil with good.
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  • Let's talk about that.
  • 00:16:20.250 --> 00:16:22.020
  • - That is my favorite chapter in the book.
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  • There's a whole section in the 12th chapter of Romans
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  • that tells you how to deal with people
  • 00:16:26.140 --> 00:16:29.030
  • who don't do right by you and how to deal with it.
  • 00:16:29.030 --> 00:16:32.060
  • And in that chapter it says counter intuitive things
  • 00:16:32.060 --> 00:16:36.160
  • like pray for those who don't deal with you right.
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  • Do good to them.
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  • That isn't natural.
  • 00:16:41.280 --> 00:16:43.290
  • We want to get even.
  • 00:16:43.290 --> 00:16:45.200
  • Which means we want to do more evil to them
  • 00:16:45.200 --> 00:16:47.290
  • than they've done to us, so that we're even.
  • 00:16:47.290 --> 00:16:50.120
  • And yet the Scripture says we overcome evil with good.
  • 00:16:50.120 --> 00:16:54.260
  • That's actually a statement right out of Romans chapter 12.
  • 00:16:54.260 --> 00:16:58.250
  • So how do we do that?
  • 00:16:58.250 --> 00:17:00.150
  • And I have some wonderful experiences of that
  • 00:17:00.150 --> 00:17:04.180
  • and I know that it works.
  • 00:17:04.180 --> 00:17:06.150
  • The worst part about hate is the only thing it ruins
  • 00:17:06.150 --> 00:17:10.030
  • is the container that has it.
  • 00:17:10.030 --> 00:17:12.180
  • And isn't that true.
  • 00:17:12.180 --> 00:17:13.160
  • When we hate somebody,
  • 00:17:13.160 --> 00:17:14.280
  • they don't even know it half the time.
  • 00:17:14.280 --> 00:17:16.060
  • But the hatred's eating us up on the inside.
  • 00:17:16.060 --> 00:17:19.020
  • I'll just give you an illustration from my life
  • 00:17:20.140 --> 00:17:22.160
  • of how this worked.
  • 00:17:22.160 --> 00:17:23.240
  • I was just getting started in radio,
  • 00:17:23.240 --> 00:17:25.240
  • and we had developed some really great stations.
  • 00:17:25.240 --> 00:17:28.060
  • And one day out of nowhere, I got a message from somebody
  • 00:17:28.060 --> 00:17:31.180
  • saying we're taking you off this station.
  • 00:17:31.180 --> 00:17:34.230
  • We decided we don't want people like you
  • 00:17:34.230 --> 00:17:36.210
  • on the station anymore.
  • 00:17:36.210 --> 00:17:37.270
  • We're going to put some of our local people.
  • 00:17:37.270 --> 00:17:39.180
  • I don't know what that all was.
  • 00:17:39.180 --> 00:17:41.210
  • And then the person that replaced me
  • 00:17:41.210 --> 00:17:43.150
  • was somebody that I knew.
  • 00:17:43.150 --> 00:17:45.120
  • And I'll tell you what, that began to eat at me.
  • 00:17:45.120 --> 00:17:48.260
  • I'm a competitor, in case you haven't figured this out.
  • 00:17:48.260 --> 00:17:52.130
  • And I don't like to lose.
  • 00:17:52.130 --> 00:17:53.110
  • I don't like to lose stations,
  • 00:17:53.110 --> 00:17:54.170
  • and I didn't do anything to lose it.
  • 00:17:54.170 --> 00:17:57.000
  • And finally one day I realized
  • 00:17:57.000 --> 00:17:59.130
  • I had to deal with that in my own heart.
  • 00:17:59.130 --> 00:18:01.200
  • I got the bill for the last month
  • 00:18:01.200 --> 00:18:04.160
  • that we were on the station,
  • 00:18:04.160 --> 00:18:05.260
  • it was for only two weeks of the month,
  • 00:18:05.260 --> 00:18:07.220
  • so they only billed me half the time.
  • 00:18:07.220 --> 00:18:10.060
  • And I said, I'm going to fix this right now.
  • 00:18:10.060 --> 00:18:12.130
  • So I sent them a check for the whole month
  • 00:18:12.130 --> 00:18:14.000
  • and said use the next two weeks
  • 00:18:14.000 --> 00:18:15.220
  • to pay for the guy that took my place.
  • 00:18:15.220 --> 00:18:17.100
  • - [Matt] Oh my goodness.
  • 00:18:17.100 --> 00:18:18.240
  • - Let him get started without any airtime costs.
  • 00:18:18.240 --> 00:18:23.040
  • And the minute I did that, I was free.
  • 00:18:24.090 --> 00:18:27.030
  • I didn't worry about it anymore,
  • 00:18:27.030 --> 00:18:29.070
  • and it was just a wonderful thing.
  • 00:18:29.070 --> 00:18:30.260
  • (audience applauding)
  • 00:18:30.260 --> 00:18:34.000
  • And you know it wasn't but maybe six months later
  • 00:18:35.120 --> 00:18:37.180
  • that they came back and said,
  • 00:18:37.180 --> 00:18:38.260
  • you know what we have a better time for you.
  • 00:18:38.260 --> 00:18:41.010
  • And I got a better time on the network
  • 00:18:41.010 --> 00:18:42.220
  • than I had before I got taken off.
  • 00:18:42.220 --> 00:18:46.000
  • I don't figure this out all the time that way,
  • 00:18:46.000 --> 00:18:47.220
  • but what I do know is that anytime somebody
  • 00:18:47.220 --> 00:18:51.020
  • does something to you that's hurtful,
  • 00:18:51.020 --> 00:18:53.200
  • you can overcome that evil by doing good to them.
  • 00:18:53.200 --> 00:18:57.050
  • The Bible says pray for them, do good to them,
  • 00:18:57.050 --> 00:19:00.160
  • and that's not how we function.
  • 00:19:00.160 --> 00:19:02.200
  • That's a spiritual thing.
  • 00:19:02.200 --> 00:19:04.070
  • We have to ask the Holy Spirit
  • 00:19:04.070 --> 00:19:05.170
  • to give us the strength to do it.
  • 00:19:05.170 --> 00:19:07.000
  • But here's what I've learned,
  • 00:19:07.000 --> 00:19:08.070
  • even if I don't feel like doing it,
  • 00:19:08.070 --> 00:19:09.200
  • if I do it, God always comes through
  • 00:19:09.200 --> 00:19:12.280
  • and he releases that in my heart.
  • 00:19:12.280 --> 00:19:15.010
  • (audience applauding)
  • 00:19:15.010 --> 00:19:16.170
  • - [Laurie] Satan's overcome by doing so.
  • 00:19:16.170 --> 00:19:18.110
  • - Yes, right.
  • 00:19:18.110 --> 00:19:19.190
  • - So, heaping coals of fire on someone's head.
  • 00:19:19.190 --> 00:19:22.160
  • - You know, that's an interesting thing.
  • 00:19:22.160 --> 00:19:24.250
  • That's an expression in that very passage
  • 00:19:24.250 --> 00:19:26.200
  • to heap coals of fire on somebody's head.
  • 00:19:26.200 --> 00:19:28.200
  • In the culture of that statement,
  • 00:19:30.010 --> 00:19:32.060
  • when somebody did something that was shameful,
  • 00:19:32.060 --> 00:19:34.230
  • they would put a little plate or a tin
  • 00:19:34.230 --> 00:19:39.150
  • of hot coals on their head and they would walk around,
  • 00:19:39.150 --> 00:19:42.070
  • and that was how they demonstrated their shame.
  • 00:19:42.070 --> 00:19:46.280
  • And the Bible says that when we do good
  • 00:19:46.280 --> 00:19:49.290
  • to somebody who has done evil to us,
  • 00:19:49.290 --> 00:19:52.190
  • we put shame on them, we put coals of fire on their head.
  • 00:19:52.190 --> 00:19:57.190
  • Which demonstrates, you know, isn't it true when you do that
  • 00:19:59.030 --> 00:20:01.040
  • nobody expects it.
  • 00:20:01.040 --> 00:20:02.080
  • And sometimes it really takes them back.
  • 00:20:02.080 --> 00:20:04.280
  • You want to give me something after what I did to you?
  • 00:20:04.280 --> 00:20:07.050
  • Come on, Jeremiah, what are you talking about.
  • 00:20:07.050 --> 00:20:09.160
  • The Bible says, do good to those who do evil to you.
  • 00:20:09.160 --> 00:20:12.190
  • When you do that, it sets you free.
  • 00:20:12.190 --> 00:20:14.140
  • That's a strategy in that book that works.
  • 00:20:14.140 --> 00:20:17.000
  • - How do you pray for someone who's done evil to you.
  • 00:20:17.000 --> 00:20:20.290
  • I mean, do you pray that the Lord blesses them?
  • 00:20:20.290 --> 00:20:24.150
  • Or how does that all.
  • 00:20:24.150 --> 00:20:25.210
  • - Well, you surely don't pray for somebody
  • 00:20:25.210 --> 00:20:28.030
  • who's doing evil that will continue to do evil.
  • 00:20:28.030 --> 00:20:31.170
  • But I pray for them, Lord,
  • 00:20:31.170 --> 00:20:33.050
  • I don't know why this person did this to me.
  • 00:20:33.050 --> 00:20:36.030
  • I'll be honest with you,
  • 00:20:36.030 --> 00:20:37.160
  • this last week I had somebody threaten my life.
  • 00:20:37.160 --> 00:20:40.010
  • And it scared my family and it scared me.
  • 00:20:40.010 --> 00:20:43.100
  • And everybody wanted to put a restraining order
  • 00:20:44.160 --> 00:20:46.100
  • on this person but really,
  • 00:20:46.100 --> 00:20:47.260
  • I called his wife and told her that I was on her side
  • 00:20:47.260 --> 00:20:51.230
  • and that this wasn't going to
  • 00:20:51.230 --> 00:20:53.220
  • take us off our course.
  • 00:20:53.220 --> 00:20:55.020
  • And I pray for this man because
  • 00:20:55.020 --> 00:20:57.240
  • I know he's not thinking straight
  • 00:20:57.240 --> 00:20:59.040
  • and I know he's having a hard time in his life.
  • 00:20:59.040 --> 00:21:01.150
  • That's how you pray for somebody.
  • 00:21:01.150 --> 00:21:03.040
  • You know, usually people who do those things
  • 00:21:03.040 --> 00:21:06.150
  • have so many problems themselves
  • 00:21:06.150 --> 00:21:08.190
  • that what they're doing to you is just an overflow
  • 00:21:08.190 --> 00:21:11.210
  • of the stuff they're dealing with.
  • 00:21:11.210 --> 00:21:13.020
  • People who hurt hurt.
  • 00:21:13.020 --> 00:21:15.090
  • You know, kind of like that.
  • 00:21:15.090 --> 00:21:16.280
  • So pray for them.
  • 00:21:16.280 --> 00:21:18.130
  • Pray that God will heal them and make them better.
  • 00:21:18.130 --> 00:21:20.260
  • - Dr. Jeremiah, we're going to be unpacking
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  • Overcomer this entire broadcast.
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  • We're going to get you to tell us some more stories
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  • about things you've overcome,
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  • and the ways to do this.
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  • We're going to walk through the book.
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  • We just have a little bit of a trailer
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  • that will give everybody a good idea
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  • of what this book really is
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  • and how you can get it, of course,
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  • right here in the month of January 2019.
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  • Happy New Year, watch this.
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  • (thundering)
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  • (dramatic music)
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  • - [Narrator] Are you feeling powerless?
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  • Powerless to control your destiny?
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  • The fate of our nation, your career,
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  • financial security, and even your daily life?
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  • We are in a spiritual battle for our hearts and minds.
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  • Sometimes with little strength to be victorious.
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  • What if I told you there is one
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  • who can empower you to prevail over the emotional,
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  • physical, and spiritual chaos in your life.
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  • One who can give you the power to be more than a conqueror,
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  • more than a winner, more than a victor, but an overcomer.
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  • As an overcomer, you are no longer defined by your trials
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  • but by your victories.
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  • As an overcomer, you put on God given armor
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  • that both protects you from the enemy
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  • and empowers you to conquer your greatest obstacles.
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  • - We're called to be overcomers, men and women.
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  • We're called to walk in victory and strength
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  • and peace and love.
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  • Sometimes I hear people say when I ask them
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  • how they're doing, I'm doing okay
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  • down under the circumstances.
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  • But we don't belong under the circumstances.
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  • We belong above the circumstances.
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  • We're not under-comers, we're overcomers.
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  • Amen?
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  • Live a life of unstoppable strength,
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  • unmovable faith, and unbelievable power.
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  • Discover how you can be an overcomer.
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  • (crowd cheering)
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  • - Eight ways to live a life of unstoppable strength,
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  • unmovable faith, and unbelievable power.
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  • We're talking about overcoming.
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  • Being an overcomer doesn't mean
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  • that you don't have something in your life
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  • you have to be overcoming right then.
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  • It means that you're overcoming
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  • with the trouble in your life.
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  • - That's right.
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  • And overcoming doesn't mean that you
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  • get up one day and pray
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  • and God makes all your problems go away.
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  • That's not what that means.
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  • Overcoming simply means your problems are there,
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  • but now you through the power of God
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  • and through the filling of the Holy Spirit,
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  • you now know how to deal with them.
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  • That you're not left alone
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  • to deal with those issues in your life.
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  • - On the back, this caught my eye.
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  • God didn't design you for defeat,
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  • he designed you for victory.
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  • We're really speaking from a place of victory,
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  • because of the cross.
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  • So we're declaring and believing our victory
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  • if ours because it is.
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  • - The Bible says that you and I are more than conquerors
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  • through Jesus Christ.
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  • We're not just conquerors, we're more than conquerors.
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  • That means because of what Christ did at the cross,
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  • we don't have to fight for our place,
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  • we fight from the place that God has given us
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  • through the cross.
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  • - [Matt] Which is victory. - And victory.
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  • So, the issue is I'm not going to lose
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  • any of the ground that God has given me.
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  • I'm going to hold my ground, I'm going to stand
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  • and having done all to stand,
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  • that's what the book of Ephesians tells us to do.
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  • - Accusation, have you ever had to overcome accusation.
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  • - Well Matt, maybe some people here might remember this.
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  • I had some people that were really after me
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  • several years ago.
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  • And actually a pretty nasty hit piece
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  • was written about me in a Christian magazine.
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  • It was the hardest thing I ever went through.
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  • And I just, I knew it wasn't true,
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  • and I wanted to deal with it.
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  • And all my counselors, said look,
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  • just you know who you are, be who you are,
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  • and let it run its course.
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  • And somebody once told me you be the anvil
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  • and let the hammer wear out on you.
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  • And so, that's what I did.
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  • I didn't respond to it, I just took it.
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  • I won't ever forget the hurt that I felt.
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  • Because it was against everything
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  • that I'd ever stood for, the integrity of my life.
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  • And I don't really understand the motivation behind it,
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  • but I thank God that he dealt with it for me
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  • and he took care of it, and I overcame it.
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  • - What did that feel like?
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  • - You know, do you ever have something in your life
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  • you guys where you wake up in the morning,
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  • and it's like background noise.
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  • It's like an elevator noise that's in your life.
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  • It's not front and center all the time,
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  • it just plays in your mind all the time.
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  • It just leave you feeling like there's something wrong
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  • and you don't know what it is.
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  • You really do know what it is,
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  • but you don't know what to do about it.
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  • That's the way it felt.
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  • For several weeks, two or three months,
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  • that's what it was like.
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  • Every day I would wake up and wonder
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  • is something else going to happen,
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  • is he going to say something else.
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  • And ultimately, it didn't get any traction.
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  • It just kinda died.
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  • And thank God for that.
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  • - So trusting God as your defender is a huge thing.
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  • - [Dr. Jeremiah] Right.
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  • - And you stayed quiet.
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  • - I felt God say to me, David, let me handle this.
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  • That's kind of how I felt.
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  • You know when somebody does something bad to you,
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  • do you ever give speeches in your car
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  • when you're driving somewhere?
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  • (crowd murmuring)
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  • - A few times.
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  • - I'm glad there's no recorder in my car.
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  • I give some great speeches in my car.
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  • What I'd say to this guy if I saw him, you know.
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  • But those speeches never got out of my car,
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  • they just were in my car.
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  • And God gave me the patience.
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  • I'm not a patient person,
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  • but he gave me the patience to just
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  • continue to do what I was doing
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  • knowing that I was in the will of God
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  • and let him take care of it.
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  • - Wow.
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  • Okay, let's move on.
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  • Anxiety for peace.
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  • Anxiety with peace.
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  • Overcoming anxiety with peace.
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  • - Well, there's, I'm sure that you all know about
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  • the opiate crisis in our country
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  • and you know about all of the people
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  • that are hung up on drugs,
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  • trying to fill the void in their life
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  • because they don't know what to do.
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  • Anxiety is the national disease
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  • of our culture in our country.
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  • But the Bible says that there's a kind of peace
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  • that God wants to give us
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  • that is so great that unless you've had it
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  • you can't explain it.
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  • The Bible says it's the peace that passes all understanding.
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  • That's the peace you get from Jesus.
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  • Jesus is our peace.
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  • And you know, there's several kinds of peace in the Bible.
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  • There's peace with God,
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  • that's the peace we get when we become a Christian.
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  • God's hostility toward us because of our sin is taken away.
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  • And then there's the peace of God.
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  • And Philippians four and Matthew six
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  • tell us how to get the peace of God.
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  • And in this book, I ask some questions,
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  • what are you thinking about.
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  • And the questions all are about Philippians chapter four
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  • that help you deal with the whole process.
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  • The Bible says in Philippians four
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  • be anxious for nothing,
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  • but in everything by prayer and supplication,
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  • let your request be made known unto God.
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  • So the question is, how are you praying.
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  • And I remember in the book
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  • I talk about some different kinds of prayer
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  • that most people don't know.
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  • One of them is kind of a proactive prayer,
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  • which is pray about it before you need to pray about it.
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  • You remember what the Lord Jesus came to his disciples
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  • when they were in the garden and he said watch and pray
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  • that you enter not into temptation.
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  • In other words, don't wait until you're in temptation.
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  • Watch and pray that you don't enter in to temptation.
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  • And I think sometimes when we struggle with
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  • bad thoughts or anxiety,
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  • we need to start the day out
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  • by having a little proactive prayer.
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  • And then the other thing I mentioned in that chapter
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  • is what I call progressive prayer.
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  • Don't start with your problem, start with God.
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  • If you start with your problem,
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  • all you will do is exaggerate it
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  • and you will come out of your prayer time
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  • worse than when you started.
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  • Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name.
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  • Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done,
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  • on earth as it is in heaven.
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  • Now, give us this day our daily bread
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  • and lead us not into temptation.
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  • You see, all that whole prayer is a picture for us
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  • of what prayer should be.
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  • If we make God big at the beginning,
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  • we are aware of the fact that
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  • just like that song that we've all come to love
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  • at Shadow Mountain, my God is bigger than this.
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  • He's bigger than any of the problems we will ever face.
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  • Once you get that under your heart, skin in your heart,
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  • you know that there's not anything
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  • that can come at you that is too big for God to deal with.
  • 00:31:06.130 --> 00:31:10.140
  • - You know, I think so many of us when we have a challenge,
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  • whether sickness, false accusation,
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  • whatever comes our way.
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  • We have a tendency to just try to play that out in our head.
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  • What does tomorrow look like, oh God,
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  • what doe a month look like.
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  • You know, and so, that's what I do.
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  • I sometimes wake up at night and just think oh God,
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  • what if that happens.
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  • But God says do not think even about tomorrow.
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  • - No, the Bible says sufficient unto the day
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  • is the evil of it.
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  • And one of the things that we talk about in that chapter
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  • is learning how to live in day tight compartments.
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  • Take it one day at a time.
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  • If you live in the past,
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  • there's not anything you can do to change that.
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  • If you get caught up in the future, you're not there yet.
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  • So all you're doing is you're expending your energy
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  • worrying about something you can't change
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  • out of the past or something
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  • you don't even know what's going to happen in the future,
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  • and then you don't have any energy left to live the day.
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  • So, somebody said if you worry about tomorrow,
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  • it's double trouble.
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  • Because you're worrying about it now
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  • and it's ruining today,
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  • and if it does happen, you've ruined that day too.
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  • So, learn how to live every day,
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  • Lord I don't know what's going to happen today.
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  • And some things happened before
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  • that I can't go back and make it not happen.
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  • You know, you can't make something that's happened
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  • not happened, it's done, it's written in the history book.
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  • But you can live everyday in peace,
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  • because God's got control of this day.
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  • - You said earlier in this broadcast
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  • when we were talking about falsehood with truth
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  • that Jesus is the truth.
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  • Pilot was standing there and said what is truth
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  • and he was looking truth in the face.
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  • - [Dr. Jeremiah] I am the way, the truth, and the life.
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  • - And when you get into this anxiety with peace,
  • 00:32:58.030 --> 00:33:02.120
  • Jesus declares I am your peace.
  • 00:33:03.120 --> 00:33:06.080
  • - [Dr. Jeremiah] That's true.
  • 00:33:06.080 --> 00:33:07.210
  • - How do you take that back, he said that.
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  • And if he said it and he is truth,
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  • then he is your peace.
  • 00:33:12.170 --> 00:33:14.060
  • - And that's why when you're in anxiety and you're praying,
  • 00:33:14.060 --> 00:33:17.200
  • and I don't have to ask you if you are,
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  • because if you're in anxiety I know you are,
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  • you're crying out to God in some way.
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  • Whatever you do when you're there
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  • don't forget to begin your prayer with worship and praise,
  • 00:33:26.240 --> 00:33:30.170
  • because when you do that,
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  • then your heart is filled with the greatness
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  • and the power and the glory of God.
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  • Then you bring your problem in behind that,
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  • and all of a sudden you have perspective.
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  • No longer it is your problem and your ability,
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  • it's your problem and his ability.
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  • Isn't that the way it works?
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  • - Thank you Lord, wow, wow.
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  • (audience applauding)
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  • That was fantastic, wow.
  • 00:33:56.200 --> 00:33:59.030
  • - David told himself, he told his soul,
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  • soul you will bless the Lord.
  • 00:34:03.100 --> 00:34:06.020
  • - [Dr. Jeremiah] Yes, right, right.
  • 00:34:06.020 --> 00:34:07.060
  • - You know and sometimes we just have to
  • 00:34:07.060 --> 00:34:08.240
  • kick ourselves in the pants and just say
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  • you're going to pray.
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  • - You know, that's true,
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  • and maybe the first couple of sentences are hard
  • 00:34:13.160 --> 00:34:15.010
  • but once you get started and you begin to realize,
  • 00:34:15.010 --> 00:34:17.060
  • you know, you get on kind of a roll
  • 00:34:17.060 --> 00:34:22.060
  • and you begin to realize all of the great things
  • 00:34:23.120 --> 00:34:24.060
  • that you know about God
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  • and all that he's done for you.
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  • - Fear with faith.
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  • Overcoming fear with faith.
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  • - Well, the Bible says to in the armor of the believer,
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  • we're to take the shield of faith
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  • which is able to withstand all the fiery darts of the enemy.
  • 00:34:39.130 --> 00:34:44.080
  • And, in that chapter we talk about how
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  • as we grow in our faith,
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  • God enables us to deal with the things that come at us.
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  • And I like to think about it in this way.
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  • My shield of faith keeps getting stronger
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  • as I go through experiences
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  • where I see God take my part,
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  • like we were talking about before.
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  • I know that God does that
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  • because he's done it for me before.
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  • And when these things come at me, and they do,
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  • as they do for everyone,
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  • I just take that step of faith into the unknown future
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  • knowing that my faith isn't just wishful thinking,
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  • my faith is based upon
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  • what I had come to know about God
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  • through my experience with him
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  • and through his faithfulness to me.
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  • So, I don't have to be bombarded.
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  • These things, don't they come at the weirdest times
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  • and in the weirdest way?
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  • And what I've discovered is
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  • when you're about to do something great,
  • 00:35:42.100 --> 00:35:44.130
  • as you know we just started daily television here on TBN.
  • 00:35:44.130 --> 00:35:49.120
  • I cannot tell you the spiritual warfare
  • 00:35:50.160 --> 00:35:52.230
  • we went through for two weeks before that happened.
  • 00:35:52.230 --> 00:35:55.190
  • And I realized, and some of our guys said you know,
  • 00:35:55.190 --> 00:35:58.130
  • God mus really want to do something
  • 00:35:58.130 --> 00:36:00.080
  • through this ministry because
  • 00:36:00.080 --> 00:36:02.020
  • all of these things are happening.
  • 00:36:02.020 --> 00:36:04.060
  • And I can't even get started on it,
  • 00:36:04.060 --> 00:36:06.220
  • it was just just one thing after the other.
  • 00:36:06.220 --> 00:36:07.230
  • Darts flying everywhere.
  • 00:36:07.230 --> 00:36:09.170
  • But the shield of faith is I know my God,
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  • I know he is able, and we're going to keep marching
  • 00:36:13.180 --> 00:36:16.100
  • and let these things be deflected
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  • by what we know of God himself.
  • 00:36:18.170 --> 00:36:20.230
  • - Do you believe trials are a set up
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  • for something bigger, better later.
  • 00:36:24.210 --> 00:36:27.210
  • - Well, I think it was Charles Haddon Spurgeon
  • 00:36:27.210 --> 00:36:31.110
  • who said that trials are the John the Baptist of your life.
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  • They're the forerunner of the thing that is to come.
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  • And what I've learned about this is
  • 00:36:38.080 --> 00:36:39.290
  • the greater the height of the mountain,
  • 00:36:39.290 --> 00:36:43.020
  • oftentimes the deeper the valley the valley before
  • 00:36:43.020 --> 00:36:45.250
  • and the deeper the valley after it.
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  • Sometimes the height of success
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  • of the height of accomplishment
  • 00:36:50.210 --> 00:36:53.090
  • dictates what might happen.
  • 00:36:53.090 --> 00:36:55.080
  • And once you know that, you get to say things
  • 00:36:55.080 --> 00:36:58.100
  • like Donna will say to me,
  • 00:36:58.100 --> 00:37:00.060
  • man God must be ready to do something great here.
  • 00:37:00.060 --> 00:37:02.180
  • Look at all this stuff that's happening to us.
  • 00:37:02.180 --> 00:37:05.010
  • And that's true, sometimes that's the way it works.
  • 00:37:05.010 --> 00:37:08.100
  • It is a forerunner.
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  • It's an announcement.
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  • I'm getting ready to do something special.
  • 00:37:11.280 --> 00:37:14.080
  • - We are overcomers.
  • 00:37:15.060 --> 00:37:16.170
  • Let's overcome confusion with wisdom.
  • 00:37:16.170 --> 00:37:20.140
  • - All of our lives are filled with confusion.
  • 00:37:21.200 --> 00:37:25.030
  • And wisdom from God is I think illustrated
  • 00:37:25.030 --> 00:37:28.260
  • by the helmet of salvation in the spiritual armor.
  • 00:37:28.260 --> 00:37:31.220
  • And I love this thought about wisdom.
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  • Wisdom is doing the right thing without a precedent.
  • 00:37:34.160 --> 00:37:39.070
  • Wisdom is knowing what to do
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  • even though you've never had to know what to do
  • 00:37:40.250 --> 00:37:43.060
  • about that before.
  • 00:37:43.060 --> 00:37:44.140
  • And that wisdom comes from God.
  • 00:37:45.140 --> 00:37:46.280
  • Once again, I think wisdom is grounded in the Scripture.
  • 00:37:46.280 --> 00:37:49.190
  • And the more we fill our lives with God's word,
  • 00:37:49.190 --> 00:37:52.150
  • the more apt we are to be able to
  • 00:37:52.150 --> 00:37:55.130
  • do the right thing when we don't know what to do.
  • 00:37:55.130 --> 00:37:58.010
  • But, man I'll tell you what,
  • 00:37:59.120 --> 00:38:00.120
  • James 1:6 is a by word for me.
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  • If any man lacks wisdom, let him ask of God,
  • 00:38:02.290 --> 00:38:05.180
  • who gives to all men liberally and abraids not.
  • 00:38:05.180 --> 00:38:08.180
  • In other words, that means God doesn't scold you
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  • for coming because if he did,
  • 00:38:11.000 --> 00:38:12.140
  • I'd be scolded all the time.
  • 00:38:12.140 --> 00:38:14.160
  • Because I think as I've gotten older
  • 00:38:14.160 --> 00:38:17.040
  • and gotten more involved and God has trusted me
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  • with a larger stewardship than I had at the beginning,
  • 00:38:20.170 --> 00:38:24.020
  • I have said more than ever before,
  • 00:38:24.020 --> 00:38:26.120
  • Lord I don't know what to do.
  • 00:38:26.120 --> 00:38:28.180
  • And it's when we get to that place
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  • where we're willing to say that
  • 00:38:32.000 --> 00:38:32.290
  • we're not wise in our own eyes,
  • 00:38:32.290 --> 00:38:35.190
  • that the wisdom of God is then available
  • 00:38:35.190 --> 00:38:38.040
  • to fill that vacuum and when we are confused about something
  • 00:38:38.040 --> 00:38:43.040
  • we should be just, you mentioned earlier,
  • 00:38:44.080 --> 00:38:46.060
  • Laurie about David and how he so expressed himself
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  • in his psalms.
  • 00:38:49.110 --> 00:38:51.010
  • David was confused about a lot of things,
  • 00:38:51.010 --> 00:38:53.050
  • and he wrote about it in his psalms.
  • 00:38:53.050 --> 00:38:55.090
  • Someone once told me that every psalm
  • 00:38:55.090 --> 00:38:57.150
  • it starts with a sigh and ends with a song.
  • 00:38:57.150 --> 00:39:00.160
  • And that's about the way it is.
  • 00:39:00.160 --> 00:39:01.230
  • He starts out, Lord how long are you going to
  • 00:39:01.230 --> 00:39:04.010
  • let this go on in my life.
  • 00:39:04.010 --> 00:39:05.150
  • Or what is this happening,
  • 00:39:05.150 --> 00:39:07.010
  • or why are you letting this.
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  • He asks these questions.
  • 00:39:08.270 --> 00:39:11.020
  • And they're all questions about what do I do.
  • 00:39:11.020 --> 00:39:13.290
  • But the more he concentrated on God
  • 00:39:13.290 --> 00:39:15.270
  • and the more he praised God
  • 00:39:15.270 --> 00:39:17.090
  • and the more he lifted up God,
  • 00:39:17.090 --> 00:39:18.190
  • the more the wisdom of God
  • 00:39:18.190 --> 00:39:21.080
  • flowed in and through him
  • 00:39:21.080 --> 00:39:22.170
  • so that he would know what to do.
  • 00:39:22.170 --> 00:39:24.110
  • Of course, his son Solomon must have had those same genes
  • 00:39:24.110 --> 00:39:28.220
  • because he ended up being the wisest man who ever lived.
  • 00:39:28.220 --> 00:39:31.100
  • - You know, in your book,
  • 00:39:31.100 --> 00:39:34.000
  • you talked about reading a book of Proverbs every day.
  • 00:39:34.000 --> 00:39:38.150
  • So there's 31 books in Proverbs,
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  • and I just challenge everyone, maybe this year,
  • 00:39:41.070 --> 00:39:44.270
  • I'm going to do it, maybe you can do it with me.
  • 00:39:44.270 --> 00:39:47.110
  • Everyday, just read one chapter of Proverbs
  • 00:39:47.110 --> 00:39:49.290
  • and go through Proverbs every month.
  • 00:39:49.290 --> 00:39:52.180
  • But how important was that for you?
  • 00:39:52.180 --> 00:39:54.180
  • - Well, I had a friend who told me about this.
  • 00:39:54.180 --> 00:39:57.080
  • He was a football coach.
  • 00:39:57.080 --> 00:39:59.200
  • And he gave me a little book.
  • 00:39:59.200 --> 00:40:01.100
  • And this book was made up of
  • 00:40:01.100 --> 00:40:03.080
  • the Proverbs and five Psalms.
  • 00:40:03.080 --> 00:40:05.140
  • If you read one chapter out of Proverbs
  • 00:40:05.140 --> 00:40:08.070
  • and five Psalms every day,
  • 00:40:08.070 --> 00:40:10.080
  • you will read through all the book of Proverbs
  • 00:40:10.080 --> 00:40:12.140
  • and the whole book of Psalms every month.
  • 00:40:12.140 --> 00:40:14.140
  • And he actually had them bound in a little book
  • 00:40:14.140 --> 00:40:16.280
  • and we produced them and gave them to our viewers.
  • 00:40:16.280 --> 00:40:20.190
  • And he would read through the book of Proverbs
  • 00:40:20.190 --> 00:40:22.160
  • and the book of Psalms every month.
  • 00:40:22.160 --> 00:40:25.000
  • And he said, reading through the book of Psalms
  • 00:40:25.000 --> 00:40:27.160
  • helped him with his relationship with God
  • 00:40:27.160 --> 00:40:30.020
  • and reading through the book of Proverbs
  • 00:40:30.020 --> 00:40:31.230
  • helped him in his relationships with other people.
  • 00:40:31.230 --> 00:40:34.130
  • Because the book of Proverbs is just filled with
  • 00:40:34.130 --> 00:40:36.220
  • how to deal with people who slander you,
  • 00:40:36.220 --> 00:40:39.260
  • how to control your tongue and all of that,
  • 00:40:39.260 --> 00:40:42.200
  • all the practical things.
  • 00:40:42.200 --> 00:40:44.050
  • The book of Psalms takes care of this relationship,
  • 00:40:44.050 --> 00:40:47.020
  • and the book of Proverbs takes care of this relationship.
  • 00:40:47.020 --> 00:40:49.220
  • And he said he'd been doing that for three years,
  • 00:40:49.220 --> 00:40:52.000
  • and it changed his life.
  • 00:40:52.000 --> 00:40:53.290
  • Just I mean, here we are in this new year.
  • 00:40:53.290 --> 00:40:56.190
  • Maybe you're looking around for something
  • 00:40:56.190 --> 00:40:58.130
  • a new strategy for reading the Bible.
  • 00:40:58.130 --> 00:41:00.190
  • Well you say well I'm going to read the whole Bible.
  • 00:41:00.190 --> 00:41:03.030
  • If you read the whole Bible,
  • 00:41:03.030 --> 00:41:04.090
  • you might not get much out of any of it.
  • 00:41:04.090 --> 00:41:05.170
  • But if you read the Proverbs every month
  • 00:41:05.170 --> 00:41:08.030
  • and you read the Psalms every month,
  • 00:41:08.030 --> 00:41:10.100
  • it will change your life.
  • 00:41:10.100 --> 00:41:12.060
  • - Beautiful, I love it.
  • 00:41:12.060 --> 00:41:13.160
  • - Good, good, good.
  • 00:41:13.160 --> 00:41:15.060
  • (audience applauding)
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  • - We are overcoming.
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  • Dr. Jeremiah New York Time best selling author, Overcomer.
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  • That's what we're discussing.
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  • It is TBN's gift offer for the month of January.
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  • Watch this.
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  • (audience applauding)
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  • Happy New Year.
  • 00:42:32.160 --> 00:42:34.010
  • It is January 2019, Overcome is what we are talking about.
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  • We're almost down to the end here.
  • 00:42:40.280 --> 00:42:43.160
  • Chapter eight, overcoming temptation with Scripture.
  • 00:42:43.160 --> 00:42:47.190
  • - You know, that is such a great construct.
  • 00:42:47.190 --> 00:42:52.090
  • And let me just run right to the Biblical illustration
  • 00:42:52.090 --> 00:42:55.030
  • of the Lord Jesus.
  • 00:42:55.030 --> 00:42:56.240
  • In Matthew he's taken into the desert
  • 00:42:56.240 --> 00:42:59.100
  • to be tempted of the enemy, of Satan.
  • 00:42:59.100 --> 00:43:02.290
  • And Satan tempts him three times, three temptations.
  • 00:43:02.290 --> 00:43:07.060
  • Every time the Lord Jesus said it is written,
  • 00:43:07.060 --> 00:43:10.260
  • the sword of the spirit, which is the Word of God,
  • 00:43:10.260 --> 00:43:13.150
  • that's how the armor describes it.
  • 00:43:13.150 --> 00:43:16.180
  • And the sword is not the long broad sword,
  • 00:43:16.180 --> 00:43:19.160
  • it's the short dagger.
  • 00:43:19.160 --> 00:43:21.110
  • And the word of God in that passage
  • 00:43:21.110 --> 00:43:23.180
  • is not the totality of the word of God,
  • 00:43:23.180 --> 00:43:25.230
  • it's the sayings of God.
  • 00:43:25.230 --> 00:43:27.180
  • It's the individual sayings of God
  • 00:43:27.180 --> 00:43:29.200
  • that are appropriate for every temptation that we have.
  • 00:43:29.200 --> 00:43:33.140
  • Did you know the Bible is filled with the sayings of God.
  • 00:43:35.030 --> 00:43:36.190
  • And so, when Satan would come and he would tempt the Lord.
  • 00:43:36.190 --> 00:43:40.140
  • The Lord said, it is written,
  • 00:43:40.140 --> 00:43:42.030
  • and here's the beauty of it.
  • 00:43:42.030 --> 00:43:43.250
  • He quoted three passages from the Old Testament
  • 00:43:43.250 --> 00:43:46.260
  • and I asked people all over the country
  • 00:43:46.260 --> 00:43:48.160
  • who haven't been programmed for this.
  • 00:43:48.160 --> 00:43:52.160
  • What book do you think he quoted from,
  • 00:43:52.160 --> 00:43:54.020
  • all three from the same one, Deuteronomy.
  • 00:43:54.020 --> 00:43:56.140
  • - [Matt] Oh my goodness.
  • 00:43:56.140 --> 00:43:57.270
  • - He quoted three times.
  • 00:43:57.270 --> 00:43:59.210
  • So the next time you say
  • 00:43:59.210 --> 00:44:01.070
  • oh I don't know if I'm going to read Deuteronomy,
  • 00:44:01.070 --> 00:44:02.140
  • just remember that's the book Jesus quoted from
  • 00:44:02.140 --> 00:44:05.230
  • when he defeated Satan.
  • 00:44:05.230 --> 00:44:07.000
  • - Oh my goodness, that is beautiful.
  • 00:44:07.000 --> 00:44:08.230
  • - But every time, he spoke truth to a lie.
  • 00:44:08.230 --> 00:44:11.080
  • - Every time he spoke to a lie.
  • 00:44:11.080 --> 00:44:13.000
  • Every time Satan would say fall down and worship me,
  • 00:44:13.000 --> 00:44:16.230
  • Jesus would say it is written,
  • 00:44:16.230 --> 00:44:19.070
  • and he would quote Deuteronomy.
  • 00:44:19.070 --> 00:44:21.140
  • - It's fantastic.
  • 00:44:21.140 --> 00:44:22.180
  • - Well, let's read Deuteronomy.
  • 00:44:22.180 --> 00:44:24.090
  • (laughing)
  • 00:44:24.090 --> 00:44:25.270
  • - Every month.
  • 00:44:25.270 --> 00:44:27.030
  • - Every month, yeah there you go.
  • 00:44:27.030 --> 00:44:28.250
  • - So, chapter nine, overcoming everything with prayer.
  • 00:44:33.010 --> 00:44:38.010
  • - You know, that comes from this passage in Ephesians
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  • that gives the spiritual warfare.
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  • And at the end it says, and praying always with all prayer.
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  • It's kind of like the covering over it all.
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  • It's kind of like the final statement
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  • that prayer is the way that we take the word of God
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  • and put it into practice.
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  • That we pray always with all prayer.
  • 00:45:03.230 --> 00:45:06.020
  • And there's supplication and there's thanksgiving.
  • 00:45:07.150 --> 00:45:09.180
  • And in the book of Philippians we're told
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  • that every time we pray,
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  • we're to pray with thanksgiving.
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  • It's not an additional kind of prayer,
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  • it's the ultimate inner weaving.
  • 00:45:18.290 --> 00:45:21.290
  • All prayer should be with thanksgiving.
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  • And when we pray as a part of learning to overcome,
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  • I've been trying to learn this for all these years.
  • 00:45:30.250 --> 00:45:33.250
  • I've been in the same church now for 37 years,
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  • and doing all that we do on television.
  • 00:45:37.080 --> 00:45:40.070
  • Every day I think I learn a little bit more
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  • about what the power of prayer is
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  • and how important it is and how vital it is
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  • to all of the other things.
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  • It's kind of like the glue at the end of the book
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  • that holds all the other strategies together.
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  • Without prayer it doesn't work.
  • 00:45:54.260 --> 00:45:57.230
  • And so.
  • 00:45:57.230 --> 00:45:59.000
  • - So, when you pray, I think a lot of times
  • 00:45:59.000 --> 00:46:01.290
  • we need to pray according to the will of God.
  • 00:46:03.250 --> 00:46:06.280
  • A lot of times we don't know God's will,
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  • and that's what we're there for.
  • 00:46:08.180 --> 00:46:10.120
  • How do we do that?
  • 00:46:10.120 --> 00:46:11.130
  • - You know, the Scripture seems to say
  • 00:46:12.160 --> 00:46:14.250
  • that if we ask anything in the will of God he will do it.
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  • And that's true.
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  • But that presupposes that we've come to understand
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  • what the will of God is.
  • 00:46:21.270 --> 00:46:23.110
  • And the will of God comes from the word of God.
  • 00:46:23.110 --> 00:46:25.250
  • I've had people come to me and for instance,
  • 00:46:27.040 --> 00:46:29.250
  • people who were struggling with their relationships,
  • 00:46:29.250 --> 00:46:33.020
  • and maybe they were not in a good relationship
  • 00:46:33.020 --> 00:46:35.000
  • or not doing what they should.
  • 00:46:35.000 --> 00:46:36.290
  • And they would say, I know what the Bible says Dr. Jeremiah,
  • 00:46:36.290 --> 00:46:39.290
  • but we've prayed about it.
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  • And I say you know what, don't tell me that.
  • 00:46:41.210 --> 00:46:43.260
  • Because you don't know what God says from his word,
  • 00:46:43.260 --> 00:46:47.260
  • and then pray and God changes his mind.
  • 00:46:47.260 --> 00:46:50.270
  • God isn't going to change his mind about what he has said.
  • 00:46:50.270 --> 00:46:54.100
  • And that's kind of a cop out for a lot of people.
  • 00:46:54.100 --> 00:46:56.200
  • They know they're wrong,
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  • but they come back and say,
  • 00:46:58.030 --> 00:46:59.170
  • well yeah we've prayed about it and we got peace.
  • 00:46:59.170 --> 00:47:01.030
  • Well, you don't have peace from God
  • 00:47:01.030 --> 00:47:02.240
  • if you're saying that it's okay to do something
  • 00:47:02.240 --> 00:47:05.080
  • that God says you can't do.
  • 00:47:05.080 --> 00:47:06.250
  • - [Matt] Yeah.
  • 00:47:06.250 --> 00:47:08.010
  • - So, you know the whole issue of
  • 00:47:08.010 --> 00:47:10.140
  • the continuity of all this is so important.
  • 00:47:10.140 --> 00:47:13.260
  • You can, for instance, take this strategy over here
  • 00:47:13.260 --> 00:47:17.140
  • and say I'm going to use this.
  • 00:47:17.140 --> 00:47:18.210
  • While at the same time you're denying
  • 00:47:18.210 --> 00:47:20.130
  • all of the opportunities that are available
  • 00:47:20.130 --> 00:47:22.050
  • in the other strategies.
  • 00:47:22.050 --> 00:47:23.200
  • This is kind of a packaged deal that God gives us.
  • 00:47:23.200 --> 00:47:26.230
  • And the strategy for overcoming, you know,
  • 00:47:26.230 --> 00:47:30.100
  • I don't think anybody will ever be able to say
  • 00:47:30.100 --> 00:47:32.020
  • I finally nailed this.
  • 00:47:32.020 --> 00:47:33.070
  • I got this, I got this 100%.
  • 00:47:33.070 --> 00:47:35.030
  • But every day, and one of the reasons I tried to make these
  • 00:47:35.030 --> 00:47:38.110
  • chapters full of practical points.
  • 00:47:38.110 --> 00:47:42.120
  • And I think somebody told me there's
  • 00:47:42.120 --> 00:47:43.260
  • 103 stories in this book
  • 00:47:43.260 --> 00:47:45.180
  • you know we're so good at telling people,
  • 00:47:45.180 --> 00:47:47.250
  • I want to show people how this works.
  • 00:47:47.250 --> 00:47:49.160
  • So this book is just loaded with stories of people
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  • who've overcome in so many areas of their life.
  • 00:47:52.230 --> 00:47:55.270
  • And illustrate for us, you've just got to say,
  • 00:47:55.270 --> 00:47:59.000
  • Lord if them, why not me?
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  • - Yeah.
  • 00:48:00.240 --> 00:48:02.020
  • How did you know it was time to write this book?
  • 00:48:02.020 --> 00:48:04.210
  • - You know.
  • 00:48:04.210 --> 00:48:05.160
  • I not only do the stuff that we do on television
  • 00:48:06.290 --> 00:48:09.190
  • but I live in a local church.
  • 00:48:09.190 --> 00:48:11.240
  • I love the church that I pastor,
  • 00:48:11.240 --> 00:48:13.230
  • I've been there for these years
  • 00:48:13.230 --> 00:48:15.210
  • and I know the people in the church and I love them.
  • 00:48:15.210 --> 00:48:17.230
  • And I feel their struggles and their problems.
  • 00:48:17.230 --> 00:48:20.160
  • And it just seemed liked we were going
  • 00:48:20.160 --> 00:48:22.020
  • through a period of time, Laurie,
  • 00:48:22.020 --> 00:48:23.100
  • where everybody was just struggling with so much,
  • 00:48:23.100 --> 00:48:26.170
  • trying to overcome it.
  • 00:48:26.170 --> 00:48:28.070
  • And one day, I wouldn't have to honestly tell you this,
  • 00:48:28.070 --> 00:48:30.210
  • one day I went to preach.
  • 00:48:30.210 --> 00:48:31.290
  • And believe it or not if you're in electronic media,
  • 00:48:33.280 --> 00:48:36.090
  • as I am, the place where you're going to have
  • 00:48:36.090 --> 00:48:38.270
  • more problems than any other place is electronically.
  • 00:48:38.270 --> 00:48:42.150
  • A mic won't be on, somebody won't get the lights right,
  • 00:48:42.150 --> 00:48:45.240
  • the volume will be wrong or something.
  • 00:48:45.240 --> 00:48:48.000
  • And it's so frustrating to me,
  • 00:48:48.000 --> 00:48:49.290
  • because we're surrounded with pros
  • 00:48:49.290 --> 00:48:51.280
  • who know how to do this.
  • 00:48:51.280 --> 00:48:53.230
  • And I remember one Sunday it was like
  • 00:48:53.230 --> 00:48:55.160
  • everything you can imagine went wrong.
  • 00:48:55.160 --> 00:48:57.240
  • And I was just, every minute during that whole morning
  • 00:48:59.070 --> 00:49:01.180
  • trying to overcome what had just happened.
  • 00:49:01.180 --> 00:49:04.100
  • I just felt like, you know what, that's a parable of life.
  • 00:49:04.100 --> 00:49:09.040
  • Everyday we have to deal with that.
  • 00:49:09.040 --> 00:49:10.210
  • And as I talk to people, I find out,
  • 00:49:10.210 --> 00:49:13.210
  • and I'm embarrassed at how little my challenges are
  • 00:49:13.210 --> 00:49:17.260
  • compared to the challenges of many people,
  • 00:49:17.260 --> 00:49:19.270
  • like some of the people sitting here.
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  • The things you have to overcome every day.
  • 00:49:21.210 --> 00:49:24.170
  • We have a little girl that comes to our church.
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  • She goes to our school.
  • 00:49:26.280 --> 00:49:28.070
  • And I remember one day my daughter called me
  • 00:49:29.130 --> 00:49:31.110
  • and she said daddy,
  • 00:49:31.110 --> 00:49:33.020
  • I'm picking up somebody for our Christian school
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  • and she lives in the mission downtown.
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  • I said, what do you mean she lives in the mission.
  • 00:49:39.130 --> 00:49:41.060
  • She said, she and her mom live in the mission.
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  • And someone's made it possible
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  • for her to come to our Christian school.
  • 00:49:45.240 --> 00:49:48.110
  • So she said for a whole month I'm stopping by
  • 00:49:48.110 --> 00:49:50.260
  • to pick her up at the mission and bring her to school,
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  • and somebody else takes her back.
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  • And then she just started almost crying.
  • 00:49:55.030 --> 00:49:56.200
  • She said, you know, can you imagine that daddy?
  • 00:49:56.200 --> 00:49:59.070
  • Living in a mission with your mom,
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  • and having someone pick you up and take you to school
  • 00:50:01.160 --> 00:50:03.220
  • and then bring you back there that night?
  • 00:50:03.220 --> 00:50:06.020
  • I mean, rescue missions are great,
  • 00:50:06.020 --> 00:50:07.250
  • but they're not the place you want to raise a daughter.
  • 00:50:07.250 --> 00:50:10.170
  • And yet, that's where they were.
  • 00:50:10.170 --> 00:50:12.030
  • They were trying to overcome what life had dealt them.
  • 00:50:12.030 --> 00:50:14.230
  • And Matt, life deals stuff like that to people everywhere,
  • 00:50:16.050 --> 00:50:19.020
  • and more and more so in out culture today.
  • 00:50:19.020 --> 00:50:22.030
  • And if there's ever a time when we need to practice
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  • and learn how to take these things to the Lord
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  • and overcome them so we can keep going
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  • the way God wants us to go.
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  • This is the time.
  • 00:50:33.110 --> 00:50:34.090
  • - It's beautiful, wow.
  • 00:50:34.090 --> 00:50:35.130
  • What a timely, timely book.
  • 00:50:35.130 --> 00:50:37.040
  • We're actually in chapter nine.
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  • (audience applauding)
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  • Overcoming everything with prayer.
  • 00:50:40.100 --> 00:50:42.080
  • If you just tuned in,
  • 00:50:45.190 --> 00:50:47.190
  • we're unpacking Dr. Jeremiah's book Overcomer.
  • 00:50:47.190 --> 00:50:51.260
  • Let me have a nice big wide shot of the audience.
  • 00:50:51.260 --> 00:50:54.100
  • I'm not going to have anybody stand up
  • 00:50:54.100 --> 00:50:57.030
  • and I'm not going to put a microphone in anybody's face.
  • 00:50:57.030 --> 00:50:59.160
  • But just in this group which represents
  • 00:50:59.160 --> 00:51:02.230
  • maybe the viewing audience,
  • 00:51:02.230 --> 00:51:04.080
  • how many would raise your hand and say
  • 00:51:04.080 --> 00:51:05.230
  • that you're facing something you have to overcome right now
  • 00:51:05.230 --> 00:51:08.130
  • that seems very difficult?
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  • Keep your hand up if you would even say that
  • 00:51:12.050 --> 00:51:14.130
  • without God there's something really, I mean,
  • 00:51:14.130 --> 00:51:19.070
  • you're facing something.
  • 00:51:19.070 --> 00:51:21.140
  • You see, Dr. Jeremiah, look at our audience.
  • 00:51:21.140 --> 00:51:23.050
  • You know, what you were just saying is true.
  • 00:51:23.050 --> 00:51:26.010
  • And so, we're in chapter nine.
  • 00:51:26.010 --> 00:51:28.090
  • We've got a minute or two here to wrap up, and what not.
  • 00:51:28.090 --> 00:51:31.240
  • But why don't we just pray a prayer of overcoming
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  • for every situation that we can think of
  • 00:51:35.240 --> 00:51:39.220
  • is right here right now facing everyone
  • 00:51:39.220 --> 00:51:44.120
  • under the sound of my voice.
  • 00:51:44.120 --> 00:51:46.110
  • We are all facing things that we need to become an anvil
  • 00:51:46.110 --> 00:51:51.020
  • and let the hammer wear out on us.
  • 00:51:51.020 --> 00:51:53.020
  • And use some of these practical things.
  • 00:51:53.020 --> 00:51:55.280
  • But, you know what, we also love prayer.
  • 00:51:55.280 --> 00:51:58.240
  • And we love when Dr. Jeremiah,
  • 00:51:58.240 --> 00:52:02.150
  • if you would just kind of think about
  • 00:52:02.150 --> 00:52:05.070
  • all of the things that might be troubling people
  • 00:52:05.070 --> 00:52:08.090
  • and just pray a beautiful prayer over our audience
  • 00:52:08.090 --> 00:52:11.040
  • and us and TBN and you know you're church.
  • 00:52:11.040 --> 00:52:14.120
  • And let's just pray.
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  • - Father, every one of us have one thing in common,
  • 00:52:16.270 --> 00:52:19.110
  • we all have problems.
  • 00:52:19.110 --> 00:52:20.210
  • We all have challenges.
  • 00:52:20.210 --> 00:52:21.240
  • We all have things to overcome.
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  • And I cannot possibly comprehend
  • 00:52:24.120 --> 00:52:26.180
  • what's behind every one of these lifted hands
  • 00:52:26.180 --> 00:52:28.230
  • in this audience today, or all those who are watching
  • 00:52:28.230 --> 00:52:32.190
  • around the world on television.
  • 00:52:32.190 --> 00:52:34.230
  • But Lord I know that there is nothing too hard for you.
  • 00:52:34.230 --> 00:52:38.000
  • - [Matt] Thank you Lord.
  • 00:52:38.000 --> 00:52:38.280
  • - I know that you're able to do
  • 00:52:38.280 --> 00:52:40.160
  • beyond anything we could ask or think.
  • 00:52:40.160 --> 00:52:42.050
  • And that when we face the things that for us are impossible
  • 00:52:42.050 --> 00:52:47.050
  • we come to you, and you show us the way through.
  • 00:52:48.110 --> 00:52:51.220
  • Your strength and your power is so awesome
  • 00:52:51.220 --> 00:52:55.080
  • and we worship you today Lord God
  • 00:52:55.080 --> 00:52:57.150
  • for your wonderful ways with us.
  • 00:52:57.150 --> 00:53:01.060
  • You allow these challenges in our lives
  • 00:53:01.060 --> 00:53:04.010
  • to drive us back to you,
  • 00:53:04.010 --> 00:53:06.090
  • and when we come to you we find you waiting,
  • 00:53:06.090 --> 00:53:09.080
  • so willing to help us if we will just ask.
  • 00:53:09.080 --> 00:53:12.130
  • Lord, forgive us for trying to work out our stuff
  • 00:53:12.130 --> 00:53:14.250
  • all by ourselves.
  • 00:53:14.250 --> 00:53:16.110
  • Forgive us for asking each other what to do
  • 00:53:16.110 --> 00:53:18.190
  • before we ask you what to do.
  • 00:53:18.190 --> 00:53:21.010
  • And help us to know that you are always there for us.
  • 00:53:21.010 --> 00:53:25.120
  • You are not just our Savior, Lord God, you are our friend.
  • 00:53:25.120 --> 00:53:29.120
  • You are a friend that sticks closer than a brother.
  • 00:53:29.120 --> 00:53:32.050
  • And Lord I pray that those who are listening to my voice
  • 00:53:32.050 --> 00:53:35.170
  • today on this program
  • 00:53:35.170 --> 00:53:37.130
  • will be reminded again by our discussion
  • 00:53:37.130 --> 00:53:41.130
  • that there is a God in heaven
  • 00:53:41.130 --> 00:53:43.150
  • who is able to do above and beyond
  • 00:53:43.150 --> 00:53:46.080
  • all that we could every ask or think.
  • 00:53:46.080 --> 00:53:48.020
  • And he waits for his people to come and ask.
  • 00:53:48.020 --> 00:53:52.000
  • Lord, draw us to yourself today.
  • 00:53:52.000 --> 00:53:54.270
  • Help us to see again the strength that comes
  • 00:53:54.270 --> 00:53:58.180
  • from the Lord God of heaven.
  • 00:53:58.180 --> 00:54:00.160
  • We give you praise and thank you
  • 00:54:00.160 --> 00:54:02.220
  • for the wonderful truth of Scripture.
  • 00:54:02.220 --> 00:54:04.210
  • Bind it to our hearts we pray tonight,
  • 00:54:04.210 --> 00:54:06.220
  • in Jesus name, amen.
  • 00:54:06.220 --> 00:54:07.280
  • - Amen, amen.
  • 00:54:07.280 --> 00:54:08.250
  • (audience applauding)
  • 00:54:09.240 --> 00:54:12.190
  • Beautiful.
  • 00:54:12.190 --> 00:54:13.140
  • Dr. Jeremiah, your book Overcomer has been in our home.
  • 00:54:15.020 --> 00:54:18.100
  • And let me just say, you have a brand new huge fan,
  • 00:54:22.130 --> 00:54:25.220
  • and she's sitting right here next to me.
  • 00:54:27.090 --> 00:54:28.250
  • - I've been a fan for a long, long time.
  • 00:54:28.250 --> 00:54:31.010
  • - I know but this book, this book has been playing on audio
  • 00:54:31.010 --> 00:54:35.150
  • in our home and it's unbelievable.
  • 00:54:36.210 --> 00:54:38.200
  • - You know, and we have a whole team
  • 00:54:38.200 --> 00:54:40.240
  • that we think about the love gifts
  • 00:54:40.240 --> 00:54:43.230
  • that we give to people and our partners
  • 00:54:43.230 --> 00:54:46.080
  • and people that stand with us.
  • 00:54:46.080 --> 00:54:48.050
  • And we just want you to overcome, that's what we've.
  • 00:54:48.050 --> 00:54:53.010
  • And there's no better book I don't think
  • 00:54:53.010 --> 00:54:55.120
  • that we could start with, this beautiful 2019,
  • 00:54:55.120 --> 00:54:58.290
  • to remind you that God is with you.
  • 00:54:58.290 --> 00:55:01.130
  • God is for you, God is inside of you to help you overcome.
  • 00:55:01.130 --> 00:55:06.100
  • And sometimes we feel, you know,
  • 00:55:06.100 --> 00:55:08.090
  • that you might be hopeless today.
  • 00:55:08.090 --> 00:55:11.190
  • I'm telling you that there is hope in Christ,
  • 00:55:11.190 --> 00:55:14.140
  • and there is grace for you today.
  • 00:55:14.140 --> 00:55:16.180
  • And sometimes you've just got to put your pants on
  • 00:55:16.180 --> 00:55:19.240
  • one leg at a time because you don't have enough strength
  • 00:55:19.240 --> 00:55:22.030
  • to pull your legs up, on the bed,
  • 00:55:22.030 --> 00:55:25.020
  • pull them on both at the same time.
  • 00:55:25.020 --> 00:55:27.100
  • But God is with you and he's for you,
  • 00:55:27.100 --> 00:55:30.070
  • and he is made it available that you overcome.
  • 00:55:30.070 --> 00:55:33.190
  • And this book is going to help you so very much.
  • 00:55:33.190 --> 00:55:35.260
  • And I love you, and I thank you.
  • 00:55:35.260 --> 00:55:37.270
  • Like a great father of the faith that sits here with us,
  • 00:55:37.270 --> 00:55:41.110
  • and I'm honored with that.
  • 00:55:41.110 --> 00:55:42.220
  • - Thank you very much.
  • 00:55:42.220 --> 00:55:43.280
  • (audience applauding)
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  • - Dr. Jeremiah, just kind of, we'd like to give you the last
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  • you know 30 seconds, just kind of a wrap up
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  • of Overcomer and this book that we've been talking about.
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  • - Well, we started out by talking about the fact
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  • that in Christ we have the victory.
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  • And that we are more than conquerors.
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  • The enemy doesn't like that.
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  • So he throws all of these things at us.
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  • And we're not trying to be overcomers
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  • because we're afraid if we don't
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  • we're not going to be in heaven
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  • or we're going to lose our salvation.
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  • We're trying to take the strategies that God has given us
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  • to continue to fill and infuse that strength
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  • into our daily walk.
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  • God doesn't want us to be Christians
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  • who walk around with our heads down.
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  • He wants us to have our heads up high in victory.
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  • We are more than conquerors through Christ.
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  • And I've written this book to help remind us
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  • that there are strategies that God has given us
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  • to deal with the places where Satan comes after us,
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  • and the armor of the believer is the code that God gave us.
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  • Here are the places where Satan wants to get you
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  • and discourage you.
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  • Now here are some things you can do
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  • to withstand that in the power of the Holy Spirit.
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  • - What I take away from this conversation
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  • is that you're not declaring that we're praying to overcome,
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  • we're believing we have already overcome.
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  • And that we need to basically have the faith
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  • to believe that what Jesus said when he said it is finished,
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  • it is finished, and we are overcomers.
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  • And we stand in that victory.
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  • We're not praying to overcome,
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  • we are overcomers in the name of Jesus.
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  • Get this book.
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  • (audience cheering)
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  • Get this book, it is our gift offer this month.
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  • Thank you Dr. Jeremiah for being with us.
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  • Overcome in Jesus name, amen.
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  • (crowd cheering)
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