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The Faithfulness of God

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July 5, 2019
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Ever Increasing Faith with Fred K. Price

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  • Apostle Price: Welcome to "Ever Increasing Faith."
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  • Dr. Betty Price: Grow in godliness.
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  • Frederick K. Price, Jr.: We walk by faith, not by sight.
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  • With the power of faith, you can do the impossible
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  • With the power of faith
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  • you can live a victorious life
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  • changing one life after another
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  • from burned-out hopes to gleaming joy
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  • With the power of faith, you can change your life
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  • Let the power of faith transform your life
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  • Apostle Price: Hebrews chapter 11.
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  • When you have it, say, "I have it."
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  • Now look at verse 11.
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  • Hebrews 11 and 11.
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  • It says: "By faith Sarah herself also received strength to
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  • conceive seed, and she bore a child when she was past the age,
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  • because she judged Him," what?
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  • "Faithful who had promised."
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  • Emphasis on the word "faithful."
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  • And that's what we're gonna be talking about today, the
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  • faithfulness of God.
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  • Now faith receives from God and, of course,
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  • we are to be people of faith.
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  • Romans chapter 1. The faithfulness of God.
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  • If you have it, say, "I have it."
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  • Very familiar verse, verse 17.
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  • It says: "For in it the righteousness of God is revealed
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  • from faith to faith; as it is written,
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  • 'The just shall live,'" how?
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  • "By faith."
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  • So this verse tells us in no uncertain terms that faith
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  • is a way of living.
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  • It says the just and that word "just" literally means declared
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  • righteous on the basis of our acceptance of Jesus as Savior
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  • and Lord, the Father God certifies us USDA Choice.
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  • He certifies us righteous, which places us in right standing
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  • with himself.
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  • He says the just shall live by faith.
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  • So I always like to emphasize the fact that that tells me
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  • then how important faith is.
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  • It is so important that it's beyond the comprehension
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  • for this very reason that in a 24-hour day
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  • how many days do--how many hours do you live?
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  • Probably 24.
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  • In a seven-day week how many days do you live?
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  • Probably seven.
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  • In a 365-day year how many days do you live?
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  • Probably 365.
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  • So that says 24, 7, 365 lives by faith.
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  • So that's all the time.
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  • So if that's what I'm supposed to live by, then that makes that
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  • subject extremely important because I don't know about you
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  • but me, living is important.
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  • Life is important to me.
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  • [laughing]
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  • I do it all the time.
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  • I've never taken a day off from living.
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  • I've never gone on vacation from living.
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  • So he says that the just shall live by faith.
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  • Now, 1 Timothy chapter 6.
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  • We're going to be talking about the faithfulness of God and
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  • we're gonna look at--we're going to look at some things that
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  • point up the fact, you know, we know things but we still
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  • can be and should be reminded of things.
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  • I don't know about you, again, I don't know about you
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  • but every year in January, on the 3rd of January,
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  • I remember that I was born.
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  • Yeah, every year.
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  • I mean, I don't ever let a year go by without recognizing, hey,
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  • this is where it all began for me, you know what I mean?
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  • And anniversary, those things, they happen annually so we
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  • always rehearse things that have happened and things
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  • that are very important to us never become
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  • mundane or ordinary.
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  • They're exciting. They're exciting.
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  • I remember vividly the day that I asked this woman to marry me.
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  • Not knowing what her response would be.
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  • I mean, I had no previous idea what she might say to that,
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  • "Will you marry me?"
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  • And she consented. She said, "Yes."
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  • Oh my God, and I became the happiest man in the world, whoo!
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  • So we do remember things, okay? And they are important to us.
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  • So in 1 Timothy chapter 6.
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  • If you have it, say, "I have it."
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  • Look at verse 12.
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  • It says: "Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal
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  • life, to which you were also called and have confessed
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  • the good confession in the presence of many witnesses."
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  • So again, it reminds us that we are in a fight.
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  • And if we are in a fight it necessitates that there must be
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  • some opposition, some enemies, something that would either
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  • stand against us or come against us so we wouldn't have to fight.
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  • And I don't know about you, I don't like fighting.
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  • I mean, I've been in fights before.
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  • I mean physical fist-fights and beat me up.
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  • I found myself on the ground looking up to the guy
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  • that had knocked me down.
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  • I mean, fighting, you can get hurt in fighting.
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  • But here we are in a faith fight because that's the only fight
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  • we're called on to fight.
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  • The good thing about this fight is that when we go into the
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  • square circle, into the ring, and put our gloves on,
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  • we don't go in that ring to find out how is the champion.
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  • We go into the ring because we are the champion
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  • through Jesus the Christ.
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  • So he tells us to fight the good fight of faith.
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  • Okay, look at Hebrews chapter 11 again
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  • or the 11th chapter again, yeah.
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  • Hebrews 11.
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  • Now, we're gonna be talking about the faithfulness of God
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  • but the faithfulness of God for us is predicated on and based on
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  • some obvious things that we should know, need to know,
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  • in order to be able to say God is faithful.
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  • I mean, how do I know that someone is faithful,
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  • whoever it might be, even in the earth realm?
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  • How do I know you're faithful? Talk is cheap.
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  • I mean, sometime, it's real cheap.
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  • It's so cheap, sometime with some people it doesn't have
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  • a price tag on it.
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  • You know what I mean, because it's nothing but just--
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  • you know.
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  • So it's important to understand that.
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  • Now look at Hebrews 11 again but this time look at verse 6.
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  • It says: "But without faith it is impossible to please Him,
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  • for," or because, "he who comes to God must believe that He is,
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  • and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him."
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  • So I've got to know then about the faithfulness of God because
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  • I have to know how do I know God will reward?
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  • Just because it says that, somewhere along life's pathway
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  • I need to experience that.
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  • I mean, I don't need--I need to get past believing
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  • that it's true.
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  • I should eventually get to the place where I know
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  • that it's true and that takes time.
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  • So he says, "But without faith it is impossible to please Him,
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  • for," or because, "he who comes to God must believe that He is,
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  • and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him."
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  • Now, the good or bad news about this is you don't have
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  • to come to God.
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  • He won't make you.
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  • I haven't found any Scripture from Genesis to Revelation where
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  • it says God's gonna make you become a Christian,
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  • make you accept Jesus, make you follow him.
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  • But you're given the choice and the opportunity to do so.
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  • So he says, "He who comes to God must believe," number one,
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  • "that He is," that he exists, and, number two,
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  • "that He is a rewarder," and that's a very choice word.
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  • "Rewarder of those who diligently seek Him."
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  • Not who diligently seek things but diligently seek him.
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  • Because if you get him, you can get the things.
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  • But if you have the things and don't have him,
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  • you don't have anything, nothing that's really lasting
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  • or really truly satisfying.
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  • That's why everything keep changing all the time 'cause
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  • things, things, don't really satisfy that inward need
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  • that we all have.
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  • So "Without faith it's impossible to please Him,
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  • for he who comes to God must believe that He is,
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  • and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him."
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  • Faith is based on knowledge.
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  • If there is no knowledge, you can't exercise faith.
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  • It's impossible.
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  • It's absolutely impossible, you can't do it.
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  • Now, I'll prove it to you by asking you a question.
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  • Since you've been in here, now watch this 'cause I ask
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  • this--I've done this before and it's amazing to me how people
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  • are seeing but don't see or hearing and--but don't hear.
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  • It is incredible.
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  • If what I'm saying now is not true, this will be
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  • the first time in 40 years.
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  • All right, I said faith is based on knowledge.
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  • It is an impossibility to exercise faith where
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  • there is no knowledge.
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  • I'll prove it.
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  • How many of you or which one of you has been believing that
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  • you're going to be the one that I'm going to give $1000 to
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  • at the end of this service?
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  • Raise your hand. How many?
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  • See?
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  • Every time I ask that question, people raise their hand.
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  • I don't know if they're trying to be funny or what.
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  • How can you believe you're gonna be the one that I'm gonna give
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  • the $1000 to when I didn't say I was gonna give anybody $1000?
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  • That's--what is that--is there another word for ignorance?
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  • Stupidity?
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  • Ignorance, stupidity, brainless, el stupido.
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  • [laughing] Whatever.
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  • You can't--now, if I actually said that, that I am going to
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  • give someone--I'm gonna give him $1000 before this meeting is
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  • over today, you could now exercise faith to believe that
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  • you'd be the one that's gonna get the $1000 but you can't
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  • believe that if you don't know that that's my will.
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  • You can't believe anything about God
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  • unless you know that's his will.
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  • So faith is based on knowledge.
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  • Okay, Romans chapter-- did I tell you chapter 10?
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  • No, well, y'all should have known that.
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  • I thought this was a room full of prophets and prophetesses.
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  • Okay, Romans chapter 10.
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  • Romans 10.
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  • This is foundational that we're doing now.
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  • All these Scriptures you already know, but you probably, this
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  • morning, probably remembered how you brushed
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  • your teeth three weeks ago.
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  • Did you--anybody brush your teeth this morning?
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  • Well, why?
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  • You did it three weeks ago. Why are you doing it again?
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  • "I know that." Well, then why?
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  • Right, right.
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  • Okay, Romans 10.
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  • If you have it, say, "I have it."
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  • Very familiar, very--17: "So then faith comes by hearing,
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  • and hearing by the word of God."
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  • It's not a cliche. It's a biblical truth.
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  • Faith comes by hearing, and faith for anything, actually
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  • even in the natural realm, ex-ing God out of the equation,
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  • that principle is still true.
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  • Faith comes by hearing.
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  • If you've ever been or if you are gainfully employed, let's
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  • say working on a regular job, 40 hours a week, you probably
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  • get a salary, perhaps, get some kind of compensation
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  • for your time put in, and somewhere along the line
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  • you got hired into that.
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  • You didn't come out of your mother's womb
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  • and start working for IBM.
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  • You know, somewhere along the line you applied perhaps or
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  • whatever and you got that job and they told you they were
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  • gonna do certain things for you.
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  • Faith came by hearing and, based on that, you got up and/or get
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  • up daily and go to that place all because they told you at
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  • some point in time these were gonna be the residual benefits
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  • that would accrue to you as a result of your faithfulness
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  • to appear here every day at 8 o'clock five days
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  • a week or whatever.
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  • Are you following me?
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  • So faith comes by hearing. It's in the natural.
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  • It works.
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  • But spiritually, from the standpoint of the Word of God,
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  • faith comes by hearing.
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  • That's why the Lord uses the principle of preaching or
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  • proclaiming verbally because it will inspire faith.
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  • Now, look at this.
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  • Where there is no hearing or giving of knowledge,
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  • there can be no believing.
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  • Let me say it again.
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  • Where there is no hearing or giving of knowledge,
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  • there can be no believing.
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  • Go to Isaiah chapter 5.
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  • Isaiah, Isaiah chapter 5. The faithfulness of God.
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  • We'll get into that shortly but I just wanted to bring you
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  • up to speed on this.
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  • All right, let's see.
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  • Now, keep your finger there.
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  • We're gonna read one verse.
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  • Keep your finger there but I wanna use another verse
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  • because they line up with one another.
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  • This other verse is very familiar.
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  • Please be kind enough to turn to it even though you probably
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  • can figure out where we're going, okay?
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  • Hosea chapter 4.
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  • We'll go there because I want to--I wanna show you something
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  • about what we're gonna read and about what you perhaps already
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  • know but also to show you something else,
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  • to just to dramatize how important this principle is.
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  • Hosea chapter 4. Okay, what did I say?
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  • I said that faith is based on knowledge.
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  • It is impossible to exercise faith without having
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  • prior knowledge, okay?
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  • Now, here, a very familiar verse of Scripture but every time
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  • I read it and/or quote it, it always kind of shakes me
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  • in a sense that what's being stated is something that
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  • Almighty God himself is stating.
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  • It is not someone saying something about God.
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  • This is the Lord himself speaking and it's awesome.
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  • Hosea 4, verse 6: "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.
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  • Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject
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  • you from being priest for Me; because you have forgotten
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  • the law of your God, I also will forget your children."
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  • Now, obviously it has implication and reference
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  • to the priesthood and so forth and so on, but the principles
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  • are the same.
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  • If you go to--if you go to the produce department
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  • in a market, five plus five still equals five in oranges,
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  • apples, bananas, whatever.
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  • If you go to the meat market, still same, five.
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  • In other words, that's a mathematical principle.
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  • It doesn't matter what you apply it to,
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  • it's still gonna carry the meaning.
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  • So he says here, he-- because truth has to be
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  • attached to something.
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  • So he attached it to the priest but he's talking to his people.
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  • Like the old saying goes, what's good for the goose
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  • is good for the gander.
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  • It's--I mean, it means the same thing.
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  • He says, "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.
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  • Because you have rejected knowledge,
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  • I will also reject you from being priest for Me."
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  • And of course, remember we are priests and kings
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  • in the kingdom of God.
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  • So destroyed for lack of knowledge.
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  • Now, Isaiah chapter 5.
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  • Okay, remember he said, "My people are destroyed
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  • for lack of knowledge."
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  • Look at verse 13, Isaiah 5:13: "Therefore my people have gone
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  • into captivity, because they have no knowledge;
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  • their honorable men are vanished--or famished,
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  • and their multitude dried up with thirst."
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  • But look at that statement.
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  • He says, "My people have gone into captivity, because,"
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  • in other words, the captivity is because of a reason.
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  • They didn't just go into captivity because they liked it.
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  • He said, "Therefore my people--my people are destroyed
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  • for lack of knowledge."
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  • That's Almighty God's indictment on his own people,
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  • his own observation.
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  • He said, "Therefore my people have gone into captivity,
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  • because they have no knowledge."
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  • Being a captive is not a good thing.
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  • It limits you.
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  • Being in captivity, it limits you.
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  • And of course, the destroyed, that's pretty clear.
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  • But he says, "Therefore my people."
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  • Now, it wouldn't have been so bad if he had said,
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  • "Now some people."
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  • Said, "My people are destroyed.
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  • My people have gone into captivity,
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  • because they have no knowledge."
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  • Now, go to Ephesians chapter 4.
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  • Somebody who has no knowledge, what else could you say of them?
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  • Who would they be?
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  • Somebody that's what?
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  • Ignorance, perfect.
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  • Okay, Ephesians 4.
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  • If you have it, say, "I have it."
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  • All right, look at verse 18: "Having their understanding
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  • darkened, being alienated from the life of God," why?
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  • "Because of the ignorance that is in them, because
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  • of the blindness of their heart."
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  • That's heavy.
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  • "Having their understanding darkened, being alienated,"
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  • that means separated from "the life of God--
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  • the life of God because," what?
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  • "Because of the ignorance that is in them."
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  • We could say because of the lack of knowledge that is in them.
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  • "Because of the blindness of their heart."
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  • Now, again I wanna repeat these words: there is no faith where
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  • there is no knowledge.
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  • Faith must be based on knowledge.
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  • Now, I'm emphasizing this.
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  • You all--y'all know all this stuff but I'm emphasizing it
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  • because where we're going in reference to the faithfulness of
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  • God is gonna all be predicated on and based on a firm
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  • foundation of a fresh understanding that where there
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  • is no knowledge there is no faith.
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  • Faith must be based on knowledge.
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  • And it's so simple when it's been explained to you or given
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  • to you but when I go back, I can go back in my mind when I first
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  • got saved and think about the churches that I went
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  • to over a 17-year period.
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  • And I received no knowledge about this, about this book.
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  • I had a lot of knowledge about tradition.
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  • I had a lot of knowledge about what so-and-so believes.
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  • "Well, we, mm-hmm."
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  • But I had--I mean, think of it. Seventeen years.
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  • That's kind of a chunk out of your lifespan.
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  • Like, right now I'd like to add another 17 years and back myself
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  • up 17 years and start there as of today and--mm-hmm.
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  • I learned--I had no knowledge.
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  • I mean, I had no knowledge. And life was a bore.
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  • It was painful. It was pitiful.
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  • And the thing that was really so tragic about it is
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  • I thought it was the norm.
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  • I thought it was the will of God because God let it happen.
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  • I thought my struggles--I mean, I knew that I'd made mistakes
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  • and, you know, done--did some dumb things choicewise, but
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  • still I figured, "Well, it's, you know, this must be the will
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  • of God because if it were not the will of God,
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  • God would change it."
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  • [laughing]
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  • I thought. I had no knowledge.
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  • I had to base everything on "Ooh, I feel like it--ooh, yeah,
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  • I think I'm gonna do it.
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  • Mm, that seems-- well, that seems--" what?
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  • So I never could-- I never, for 17 years,
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  • never exercised any faith.
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  • And it wasn't until I looked back that I realized why:
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  • I had gone through the wilderness for 17 years.
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  • Loved the Lord but struggled.
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  • Just my--life was a struggle.
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  • I say it the way I'm gonna say it now--people think
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  • I just say it to be funny but I don't.
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  • It--but to emphasize and dramatize the futility
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  • of the life I was living.
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  • It was a struggle and it was such a struggle
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  • that my struggles had struggles.
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  • I mean, just to emphasize the--and it's amazing.
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  • I had no knowledge.
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  • And here's what's--here's what's awesome about this.
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  • Today we have been given knowledge on top of knowledge on
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  • top of knowledge on top of knowledge from the east to the
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  • west to the north to the south to the up to the down
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  • to the in to the out.
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  • We have had and we have now, of course, CDs and DVDs
  • 00:24:56.230 --> 00:25:01.050
  • but we had--we've had tapes, radio, TV, satellite,
  • 00:25:01.060 --> 00:25:08.070
  • seminars, books, magazines.
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  • We have so many different avenues of gaining knowledge
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  • until it's mind-boggling.
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  • Mind-boggling.
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  • And yet, it appears that the majority of Christians with all
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  • of the available knowledge still are living defeated lives.
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  • I mean, if I were God, my heart would bleed over my creation
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  • and the fact that I didn't leave them out there in the dark
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  • all by themselves to fend for themselves, I've given them
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  • abundant knowledge and people won't take advantage of it.
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  • We're gonna read a Scripture and then I'm gonna ask
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  • a question based on the Scripture that we read.
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  • And it's not a--it's not an accusation,
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  • it's not a judgment call.
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  • Do you know what inventory means?
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  • What happens when you do an inventory?
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  • Yeah, yeah, it--you examine what you have, what you don't have,
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  • what you may need, what you may need to get rid of.
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  • But it lets you know what you have.
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  • our hope without wavering for he who promised is faithful."
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  • But when God gives a promise, our minds start to process it,
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  • made to calculate and evaluate?
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  • That's normal.
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  • How can that come to pass?
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  • I haven't been to college.
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  • I don't have a degree.
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  • And so then you begin to evaluate and calculate,
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  • say, "What's the possibility of this coming to pass?
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  • How am I gonna make it?"
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  • But what did God say?
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  • What does the Word say?
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  • And the thing that's wrong is if you remain
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  • loyal to your mind's evaluation and calculation,
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  • if that evaluation and calculation goes contrary
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  • to the Word of God.
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  • That's where the problem is.
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