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Knowing God Part 2

Watch Knowing God Part 2
July 23, 2019
27:34

Creflo Dollar

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  • by the partners and friends of Creflo Dollar Ministries.
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  • Creflo Dollar: And so, the first thing you think about
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  • when you're in a ditch, or you're in a problem
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  • or you're in a situation, the first thing you think about
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  • is your relationship with God and that he loves you.
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  • That's first. First base.
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  • I have a relationship with God and he loves me.
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  • Say it, "I have a relationship with God."
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  • "And he loves me."
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  • And if you should stop right there, you good.
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  • male announcer: Omaha, Nebraska,
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  • are you ready for change?
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  • at the Change Experience 2019.
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  • male: This is the perfect teaching, this is wholesome
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  • teaching, this is sound doctrine, this is good.
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  • This is freeing.
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  • Call, text or go online to register today.
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  • This is your world.
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  • So let's vow to make it a better place.
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  • Let every heart that needs to know
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  • your love is here to say.
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  • Whoa, oh, it's time we live a new life.
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  • Whoa, oh, let his love shine bright in you.
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  • Whoa, oh, we're saved by his grace.
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  • So we embrace your love today
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  • we are changed.
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  • Creflo: Well, I hope y'all came expecting something,
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  • I'm telling you.
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  • I'm telling you, I hope you came expecting something.
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  • I mean big time.
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  • And let's go to the Book of 2 Peter, chapter 1.
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  • 2 Peter chapter 1, and we'll start at verse 1.
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  • And we've been talking knowing God, and I really have been just
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  • seeking God for some significant perspective of the Word of God.
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  • In other words, it's not continuing to say what others
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  • have always said, but to really dig into it
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  • and find out where it fits.
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  • Amen?
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  • So this is going to be a blessing to you tonight.
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  • Let's look at 2 Peter chapter 1,
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  • and let's read verse 1 through 3, out loud together.
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  • 2 Peter chapter 1, verses 1 through 3.
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  • Ready? Read.
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  • "Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ."
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  • Yeah, the key word was "together."
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  • Okay, they just put it up there.
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  • Y'all got--y'all don't bring your Bibles no more either since
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  • it's going to be on screen, right?
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  • They depending on y'all back there now.
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  • Okay, 2 Peter chapter 1, verse 1.
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  • Ready? Read.
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  • "Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them
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  • that have obtained like precious faith with us through the
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  • righteousness of God and our Savior Jesus Christ."
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  • All right, now, hold on for a moment there.
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  • And now, look at what he just said, "To them that have
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  • obtained like precious faith with us through the
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  • righteousness of God and our Savior Jesus Christ."
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  • All right, verse 2, "Grace and peace be multiplied unto you
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  • through the knowledge of God, and the knowledge of--"
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  • So how can you get grace to be multiplied unto you?
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  • And how can you get peace be,
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  • to be multiplied unto you?
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  • So by knowing God,
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  • grace will be multiplied unto you.
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  • So by knowing God, peace will be made unto you.
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  • So, I mean there's a lot of things I'mma come after tonight,
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  • that you have to be careful when you hear people preach
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  • that you don't go ahead and draw a conclusion
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  • to something too quick.
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  • All right?
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  • So grace can be multiplied, peace can be multiplied.
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  • See, the grace of God, unmerited favor, can be multiplied.
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  • The peace of God, security in the midst of turmoil,
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  • can be multiplied.
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  • How can it be multiplied?
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  • It can be multiplied through your knowing,
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  • your knowing of Jesus, not your mental asset.
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  • Knowing through the knowledge that you have
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  • of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
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  • Now, look at verse 3, very important here.
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  • Verse 3, "According as his divine power hath given
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  • unto us," underline these next two words, "all things.
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  • His divine power hath given unto us all things."
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  • Healing would be a part of this all things.
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  • Prosperity would be a part of this all things.
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  • Peace would be a part of this all things.
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  • Grace would be a part of this all things.
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  • All things that pertain unto life, everything that pertains
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  • unto life, everything that pertains unto life, everything
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  • that pertains unto life and godly, so everything
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  • that pertains unto a godly life.
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  • How?
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  • "Through the knowledge of him that has called us
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  • to glory and virtue."
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  • All things are being obtained by knowing him.
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  • All things that can be obtained by knowing him,
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  • and through the knowledge of him.
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  • Now, that's pretty powerful, because we haven't really
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  • understood the nature and the character of God, we've not
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  • really understood him enough.
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  • I mean think about it, if you're going to know God,
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  • you got to get in the Word, right?
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  • When you get in the Word, the Word of God will give you more
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  • knowledge of God, and as you obtain more knowledge of God,
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  • then you can begin to trust God, okay, and then you begin to walk
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  • in faith where he is concerned.
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  • I think sometimes we play this magic game, and you know,
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  • pretend that Jesus is here and have our conversation with him
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  • and we say we know God.
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  • No, you learn, you learn him, you know him though his Word.
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  • God and his Word are the same.
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  • A Christian life absent of the Word is going to end up
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  • being an ignorant life.
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  • You know him through the Word,
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  • the Word of God tells you about him.
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  • You know him--see, here's the thing about it,
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  • you get in the Word and the Word's gon' show you Jesus,
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  • and Jesus is going to show you the Father.
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  • You get in the Word, you see Jesus, and Jesus says,
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  • "If you see me, you've seen the Father."
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  • But it's not going to ever be absent from the Word.
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  • Everything's going to start with the Word of God, amen?
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  • "In the beginning was the," what?
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  • And whatever you begin must start with what?
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  • The Word.
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  • Turn to your neighbor and say, "Whatever you're starting,
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  • got to start with the Word."
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  • Think about that, "All things that pertains on to life
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  • and godliness come to the knowledge of him."
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  • Now, it's good to be hard to disbelieve God
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  • once you really know him.
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  • Now, think about this, we're in this for the relationship.
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  • Christianity, the priority of Christianity
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  • is the relationship.
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  • We're in it for the relationship.
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  • Pastor Ken and I were talking this morning about how important
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  • in these lessons that I'm teaching repetition.
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  • Drive it in your head, drive it in your head,
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  • drive it in your head.
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  • Christianity is about the relationship,
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  • it's about the relationship, it's about the relationship.
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  • I'm not a Christian because--you know, really I'm not a Christian
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  • because, you know, we believe you're supposed to do this
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  • or you been--no, I'm in--before I get to that,
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  • I'm in it for the relationship.
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  • So how can I have a relationship with God if I don't have
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  • a relationship with is Word which tells me everything
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  • I need to know about God?
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  • So everything starts with, come on?
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  • With the Word.
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  • So, what is happened, last week I believe I talked to you on the
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  • fact that, you know, getting your needs met by knowing God,
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  • getting your needs met by knowing God.
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  • It's the--I don't know how old she was last week, but the three
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  • or four-year-old child that jumps in her father's arms
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  • and she does not have to confess with her mouth
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  • and believe in her heart that her father won't drop her.
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  • She would just rest in the love relationship
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  • she has with the father.
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  • She's just resting knowing that because he loves me,
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  • he's not going to drop me.
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  • It's the same picture you and I should have,
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  • because God loves me, he's not going to let me die.
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  • Because he loves me, then he's going to get me
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  • out of this ditch.
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  • Everything you go through, has to automatically take you
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  • to the confidence you have in the love
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  • that God has for you.
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  • I'm telling you no matter what you go through, the first thing
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  • that ought to come up before you say a Scripture, before you do
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  • anything deep and spiritual, the first thing you remind yourself,
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  • you need to renew your mind with this.
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  • In fact this--you need to renew the spirit
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  • of your mind with this.
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  • When you renew the spirit of your mind,
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  • then it's something that comes automatically.
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  • And so, the first thing you think about when you're in
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  • a ditch, or you're in a problem or you're in a situation,
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  • the first thing you think about is your relationship with God
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  • and that he loves you.
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  • That's first. First base.
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  • I have a relationship with God and he loves me.
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  • Say it, "I have a relationship with God."
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  • "And he loves me."
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  • And if you should stop right there, you good,
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  • because there's something about knowing that God loves you and
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  • receiving the love that God has for you, that works your faith.
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  • Faith worketh by love not by how much you love God,
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  • faith worketh by how much you believe God loves you.
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  • Faith works--your faith which is your response to what Grace
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  • has already made available, your faith worketh
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  • by your belief in God's love for you.
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  • That's how your faith works.
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  • See, so you can't try to be mechanical
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  • and ignore all of the relational pieces.
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  • I'm in a relationship with God, I know God loves me,
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  • and then new movement among the mechanics.
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  • And the mechanics now are borne out of the relationship.
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  • The mechanics are now borne out of the relationship.
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  • So what happens when you become a mechanical Christian
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  • without the relationship?
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  • The same thing that happens when you try to be mechanical
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  • with your husband or wife without a relationship.
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  • The same thing that happens when you try to be mechanical
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  • to your friend without a relationship.
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  • We got to just set things in priority.
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  • The relationship first, belief in the love that God has you
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  • for you in that relationship, and then out of that,
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  • out of that relationship, things are born.
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  • And that's what we're going to be looking at tonight,
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  • how the different things that are borne out
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  • of that relationship.
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  • You see what happens that, I believe that one
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  • of the biggest problems in the body of Christ
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  • is that we learn the mechanics of how Christianity works,
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  • we learn how faith works and that's good.
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  • You should.
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  • Because sometimes learning the mechanics,
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  • if you have any kind of relationship with God,
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  • will increase that relationship with God.
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  • But I'm telling you, there's some people that are come into
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  • the body of Christ, they don't, the don't--they've not
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  • cultivated--the relationship with God was not emphasized,
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  • therefore they switched over to just all mechanics, and they
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  • know every principle of faith, every principle of confession,
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  • every principle of prosperity, but it doesn't lead back
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  • to the personal relationship.
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  • And that will become a problem, just in the illustration of you
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  • trying be mechanical with people you're in-- well, be mechanical
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  • with people that you don't have a relationship with.
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  • Think about that now, being mechanical with people that you
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  • don't have a relationship with.
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  • It's almost insulting, isn't it?
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  • For somebody to expect that they can run these mechanics cross
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  • you and there, it's not even a relationship born.
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  • I mean what would you think about a guy at church
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  • that just came up and kissed you on the lips?
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  • His mechanical self would be slapped, wouldn't he?
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  • Fop.
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  • All right, now follow me carefully here.
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  • So, we learn all of these things to do, and many times we try
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  • to put them into practice without really knowing God,
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  • without really knowing God.
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  • The mechanics of Christianity do not produce all things.
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  • What did he say produced all things?
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  • Knowing God.
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  • Knowing God will produce all things.
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  • Even when you don't have all the mechanics down,
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  • knowing God will take you to the place where you need to be.
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  • Knowing God.
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  • And then he begins to teach you even more about mechanics
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  • because you know God.
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  • Now, the piece that has always been somewhat confusing in this
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  • whole deal is the situation concerning the transformation.
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  • In other words, I'mma a person that used to be,
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  • you know, you had problems,
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  • you know you got issues in your life,
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  • and you have learned from church that you have to do
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  • these ten things in order to deal with that issue,
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  • and you've got to do these five things
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  • in order to deal with that issue,
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  • and then you hear people say, "Don't, don't, don't, don't."
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  • And I taught you on performance-based Christianity.
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  • Lots of people have a problem with that teaching on
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  • performance-based Christianity, because they don't understand
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  • what we're saying is that performance-based Christianity
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  • is you doing something to try to get God to do something
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  • and that is based on performance-based covenant
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  • of the law.
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  • So they conclude under grace, you don't have to do no works,
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  • which is incorrect, which is incorrect.
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  • There are good works and then they are works of the law.
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  • They are works of faith, and then they are works of the law.
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  • But I want to back up a little bit and escort you
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  • into something here.
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  • I don't quite know how to call it.
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  • That's as much foundation as I can give you.
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  • I'm just excited so I got to get going.
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  • So let's start in 2 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians chapter 5,
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  • and verse 17.
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  • In order for you to understand all of this, especially your
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  • relationship with God, I'm going to have to back up a little bit
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  • and start you off with what happened when you get born
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  • again, and give you so you can--I want to understand what
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  • happens when you got born again, then we'll talk about the works
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  • of the law versus the works of faith,
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  • and we'll see where we go from there.
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  • All right?
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  • Now, let's look at verse 17.
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  • Let's read verse 17 out loud together.
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  • Ready?
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  • Read, "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a?"
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  • "Old things are?"
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  • "Behold, all things are become?"
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  • All right, now, look at what he said here,
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  • "If any man be in Christ."
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  • All right, how many of you in Christ?
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  • All right.
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  • All right.
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  • He is a new creature, so you being in Christ
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  • has put the new creation in you.
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  • So you have the new creation on the inside of you.
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  • Being in Christ, puts the new creation on the inside of you.
  • 00:16:57.250 --> 00:17:02.180
  • All right, now, watch this, "Therefore if any man be in
  • 00:17:02.190 --> 00:17:05.030
  • Christ, he is a new creature: old things are," what?
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  • "Old things are," what?
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  • Now, I don't know about y'all, but I'm like when I read that,
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  • when I became born-again and a new creature,
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  • and it said old things have passed away, all my old things
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  • weren't gone.
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  • Can I get a witness in here to that?
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  • It's you're a new creature, old things have passed away.
  • 00:17:31.140 --> 00:17:35.060
  • And I was trying to figure out well, what--I must of didn't do
  • 00:17:35.070 --> 00:17:37.200
  • it right because I got a lot of old stuff here.
  • 00:17:37.210 --> 00:17:41.280
  • All right, now watch this, "Old things are passed away; behold,
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  • all things are become new."
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  • Now, here's what I believe he's saying, the old thing that
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  • passed away was not one of your actions.
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  • The thing that passed away was that root, that old man.
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  • That old man passed away and things became new,
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  • the new creation came in.
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  • So the old man has gone.
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  • Say out loud, "The old man has gone."
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  • "The new man is here."
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  • "Old man has gone."
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  • "New man is here."
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  • So everybody got that?
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  • All right. So here we go.
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  • What then is real repentance?
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  • Okay, yeah, yeah, tell me the little traditional thing
  • 00:18:35.020 --> 00:18:37.120
  • that you've been told all your life.
  • 00:18:37.130 --> 00:18:39.050
  • Come on, I heard it. What's repentance?
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  • Change of heart, change of direction,
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  • change of mind, turnaround.
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  • female: A realization that you want to do--
  • 00:18:54.060 --> 00:18:56.070
  • Creflo: Now, you can use that big word if you want to
  • 00:18:56.080 --> 00:18:57.170
  • but it's still wrong.
  • 00:18:57.180 --> 00:18:59.270
  • No, no, it's not wrong. It's incomplete.
  • 00:18:59.280 --> 00:19:02.260
  • female: Okay, but you didn't let me finish it.
  • 00:19:02.270 --> 00:19:04.110
  • Creflo: Well, you were going the wrong way anyway.
  • 00:19:04.120 --> 00:19:05.270
  • I just stopped you.
  • 00:19:05.280 --> 00:19:07.140
  • I just helped you and didn't want you to get out there.
  • 00:19:07.150 --> 00:19:14.130
  • We have defined repentance as a change of heart,
  • 00:19:14.140 --> 00:19:20.130
  • a change of mind, a change your direction.
  • 00:19:20.140 --> 00:19:22.100
  • You're not wrong, you're not incorrect.
  • 00:19:22.110 --> 00:19:25.100
  • We were not incorrect.
  • 00:19:25.110 --> 00:19:27.260
  • But how many of you know if you're incomplete,
  • 00:19:27.270 --> 00:19:31.170
  • you follow what I'm saying, you're not going to get it
  • 00:19:31.180 --> 00:19:34.040
  • like you need to get it.
  • 00:19:34.050 --> 00:19:35.210
  • So let me give you the definition of real repentance.
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  • Real repentance is having the right belief,
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  • having the right belief of who you are.
  • 00:19:47.000 --> 00:19:53.280
  • Real repentance is when you have the right belief
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  • of your identity in Christ.
  • 00:20:02.060 --> 00:20:06.290
  • Real repentance is having the right belief
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  • of who you in Christ.
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  • Boy, that's powerful.
  • 00:20:16.050 --> 00:20:18.070
  • Real repentance is now that you've repented,
  • 00:20:18.080 --> 00:20:21.150
  • you believe I am the righteousness of God.
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  • You believe, I am redeemed.
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  • You believe I am a son and a daughter of the most high God.
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  • Real repentance is an issue of right believing
  • 00:20:34.130 --> 00:20:40.050
  • concerning who you are.
  • 00:20:40.060 --> 00:20:43.010
  • Because your born-again process was all about the old going away
  • 00:20:43.020 --> 00:20:48.120
  • and the new coming in.
  • 00:20:48.130 --> 00:20:52.000
  • Real repentance is--now, why do I say you're incomplete when you
  • 00:20:52.010 --> 00:20:56.150
  • say change of heart, change of mind, change of direction?
  • 00:20:56.160 --> 00:20:58.100
  • You're just forgetting one word.
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  • Real--repentance is defined, is a change of belief, which will
  • 00:21:01.050 --> 00:21:09.160
  • now change your heart, your mind and your direction.
  • 00:21:09.170 --> 00:21:14.180
  • But if you don't change your belief about who you are,
  • 00:21:14.190 --> 00:21:19.230
  • it won't change your heart, your mind, direction,
  • 00:21:19.240 --> 00:21:23.000
  • and you ain't going to be turning around.
  • 00:21:23.010 --> 00:21:26.290
  • See, you'll go through a form, but repentance
  • 00:21:27.000 --> 00:21:31.220
  • is a change of belief, a change of heart, mind and direction,
  • 00:21:31.230 --> 00:21:41.010
  • but you got to change your belief first.
  • 00:21:41.020 --> 00:21:43.260
  • Now, listen to me carefully, if you don't change, if you don't
  • 00:21:43.270 --> 00:21:47.120
  • change your believing, if you don't have the right believing
  • 00:21:47.130 --> 00:21:51.240
  • concerning who you are now as a result of being in Christ,
  • 00:21:51.250 --> 00:21:56.270
  • guess what happens?
  • 00:21:56.280 --> 00:21:58.080
  • You'll go around bragging about being a Christian but under
  • 00:21:58.090 --> 00:22:00.250
  • attack, you really don't believe that, and you'll end up
  • 00:22:00.260 --> 00:22:06.170
  • responding the same way you've always responded.
  • 00:22:06.180 --> 00:22:11.020
  • And that's what's going on with the church right now.
  • 00:22:11.030 --> 00:22:12.210
  • You got a hold bunch of people who wear t-shirts
  • 00:22:12.220 --> 00:22:14.220
  • and titles but they don't believe.
  • 00:22:14.230 --> 00:22:17.020
  • They have not changed their belief
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  • in who they are now in Christ.
  • 00:22:19.190 --> 00:22:23.240
  • So when stuff happens, wait a minute, you pause.
  • 00:22:23.250 --> 00:22:27.070
  • First of all, I'm the righteousness of God, I've been
  • 00:22:27.080 --> 00:22:30.200
  • redeemed, I'mma son of the most high God, watch this,
  • 00:22:30.210 --> 00:22:37.080
  • and I believe in the finished works of Jesus Christ.
  • 00:22:37.090 --> 00:22:41.150
  • It's just what Paul did every time you saw somebody sin,
  • 00:22:41.160 --> 00:22:44.090
  • he reminded them of who they were and what they had.
  • 00:22:44.100 --> 00:22:48.250
  • And every time Paul--when they were sleeping around, Paul said,
  • 00:22:48.260 --> 00:22:52.190
  • "Know you not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost?"
  • 00:22:52.200 --> 00:22:57.220
  • When they were trying to sue each other, Paul said,
  • 00:22:57.230 --> 00:22:59.270
  • "Know you not that one day you'll judge the angels?"
  • 00:22:59.280 --> 00:23:05.000
  • Why?
  • 00:23:05.010 --> 00:23:06.100
  • Why did he continue to remind them of who they were
  • 00:23:06.110 --> 00:23:08.140
  • and what they had?
  • 00:23:08.150 --> 00:23:10.190
  • Because everything about your life is going to be based on,
  • 00:23:10.200 --> 00:23:14.260
  • once you get born again, it's going to be based on do I,
  • 00:23:14.270 --> 00:23:18.180
  • do I have the right believing concerning who I am?
  • 00:23:18.190 --> 00:23:28.020
  • Do I believe who I am?
  • 00:23:28.030 --> 00:23:30.180
  • And it's going to be tested in a plethora of ways.
  • 00:23:30.190 --> 00:23:34.190
  • When you mess up, and the devil's going to try to say,
  • 00:23:34.200 --> 00:23:36.290
  • "Look at what you did."
  • 00:23:37.000 --> 00:23:38.160
  • You're going to be tested, and if you believe,
  • 00:23:38.170 --> 00:23:40.100
  • can you stand up in the middle of your messed up and say,
  • 00:23:40.110 --> 00:23:42.190
  • "I am the righteousness of God."
  • 00:23:42.200 --> 00:23:49.020
  • When doctor sees something and he declared some sickness
  • 00:23:49.030 --> 00:23:52.080
  • on your body, do you really believe in this,
  • 00:23:52.090 --> 00:23:55.100
  • in who you are in Christ Jesus, enough to say,
  • 00:23:55.110 --> 00:23:57.270
  • "I've been redeemed from sickness.
  • 00:23:57.280 --> 00:24:00.030
  • My body is immune to cancer"?
  • 00:24:00.040 --> 00:24:08.080
  • Everything seems to always go back to the attack
  • 00:24:08.090 --> 00:24:11.000
  • of the identity.
  • 00:24:11.010 --> 00:24:13.220
  • What's the first thing Satan attacked when he saw
  • 00:24:13.230 --> 00:24:15.160
  • Adam and Eve in the garden?
  • 00:24:15.170 --> 00:24:17.030
  • Identity.
  • 00:24:17.040 --> 00:24:18.220
  • First thing he attacked when he saw Jesus in the wilderness?
  • 00:24:18.230 --> 00:24:20.280
  • Identity. Same plan.
  • 00:24:20.290 --> 00:24:24.050
  • I've got to constantly attack your belief in who you are in
  • 00:24:24.060 --> 00:24:30.140
  • Christ, and if I can be successful in convincing you not
  • 00:24:30.150 --> 00:24:34.220
  • to believe that you are who you are Christ,
  • 00:24:34.230 --> 00:24:39.010
  • everything else will flow.
  • 00:24:39.020 --> 00:24:41.000
  • Because if I can get you not to believe that, then you'll no
  • 00:24:41.010 --> 00:24:43.200
  • longer believe, you had a change of mind.
  • 00:24:43.210 --> 00:24:45.170
  • You'll see your mind wasn't changed, you'll see your heart
  • 00:24:45.180 --> 00:24:47.280
  • wasn't change, you'll see your direction wasn't changed
  • 00:24:47.290 --> 00:24:50.200
  • and you'll see that instead of you taking 180 degree turn,
  • 00:24:50.210 --> 00:24:53.220
  • it was 360, and you were right back where you were.
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