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You Will Thank God Forever When You Realize These Three Things

Watch You Will Thank God Forever When You Realize These Three Things
July 7, 2019
27:34

Gregory Dickow: Power to Change Today

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  • thanks in everything you are in the will of God?
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  • You're not finding it.
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  • You're not one day discovering it.
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  • You're not--you don't have an open door into it.
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  • You are in it immediately.
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  • You are immediately translated into the will of God.
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  • Bam! You're there.
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  • I'm in the will of God.
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  • The moment that I give God praise I truly am in his perfect
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  • will for my life, and you will truly be in his perfect will for
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  • your life when you give him thanks and give him praise.
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  • Gregory: Look at this verse in James chapter 1, verse 17.
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  • This is a gratitude verse.
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  • He said, James chapter 1, verse 17, "Every good and perfect gift
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  • comes from above, from the Father of lights,
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  • with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning."
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  • Every good gift, every perfect gift comes from the Father.
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  • It comes from the Father.
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  • Everything that is good in your life came from the Father.
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  • It came from God. It didn't come from you.
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  • It didn't come from me. It came from God.
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  • There is nothing that we can truly lay claim of and say,
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  • "That's my doing."
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  • No, it was the Lord that gave you the idea.
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  • It was the Lord that gave you the strength.
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  • It was the Lord that gave you the wisdom.
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  • It was the Lord that gave you the ability.
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  • It was the Lord that gave you everything you have,
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  • and it will make you thankful when you realize
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  • from whence your help comes from, right?
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  • When you realize where your help came from it will make you
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  • thankful, when you realize he's been merciful to you.
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  • Think about the mistakes that you've made.
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  • Think about the sins you've committed.
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  • Think about the trouble you've gotten yourself into
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  • and look at how God has not held that against you.
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  • He's brought you out of it every time.
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  • He's delivered you from it every time.
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  • He's rescued you from the darkest pain
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  • and problems of your life.
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  • Give him thanks and give him praise.
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  • And what do we need to do?
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  • What do we need--what do we need to do to become thankful people?
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  • We need to become focused people.
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  • We need to focus on what God has done, rather than focusing
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  • on what we don't have and focusing on what he hasn't done.
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  • We need to focus on what we do have and what he has done for us
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  • and that's why I took you back to Luke 17, verse 15.
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  • Remember, ten lepers were cleansed, but only one turned
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  • back to give God thanks.
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  • Ten of them were cleansed, ten lepers.
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  • Listen, leprosy is not something to trifle with.
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  • Leprosy was something--it was a disease that not only did
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  • it send them to leper colonies, but people that had leprosy,
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  • it would literally devour their skin.
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  • It would literally--their--they would--they wouldn't feel--
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  • they couldn't feel pain, so if they put their hand
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  • in a hot fire they wouldn't even feel the fire.
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  • Their hand would literally burn off without them feeling it,
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  • and their fingers and their toes and their faces,
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  • they would just begin to deteriorate.
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  • Their bodies would begin to melt away and deteriorate because of
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  • the disease in their life, so to be cleansed of something that
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  • bad, that evil, that punitive and punishing of a sickness and
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  • a disease should make anybody thankful, but yet, as is common,
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  • there is usually just one out of ten that are really grateful.
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  • Ten out of ten receive the healing, but only one out of ten
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  • turn back to give God thanks.
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  • Do you know every time you come to church you're like the one
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  • turning back to give God thanks?
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  • You know, every time you tithe and give to God in the offering,
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  • you know what?
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  • You're the one out of the ten that is turning back
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  • to give God thanks.
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  • You know, that every time you share the gospel with somebody
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  • else and you just invite 'em to church or tell 'em about Jesus,
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  • you know what you're doing?
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  • You're one of the ten that are showing gratitude.
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  • You're turning back to give God thanks, because everything we do
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  • in our lives is a overflow of our gratitude or our ingratitude
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  • for where we're at in our life.
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  • Everything we do flows from a sense of gratitude and
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  • gratefulness or ungratefulness and unthankfulness.
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  • That nothing--there is nothing you do in life that doesn't flow
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  • from one of those things.
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  • If you complain, that flows from what?
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  • Ingratitude or ungratefulness or unthankfulness.
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  • If you praise, that flows from a gratefulness.
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  • If you give something to somebody,
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  • it flows from a gratefulness
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  • that you've been given something, and you've been
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  • given enough to be able to be generous with somebody else.
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  • Everything we do flows from what we're focused on.
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  • Either we're focused on the good that God has done in our lives
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  • or we're focused on the bad and that's what made the difference
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  • in this man's life.
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  • All ten of them were cleansed, but notice, "Then one of them,
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  • when he saw," when he saw, "that he was healed--"
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  • All of them were healed, but when one of them
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  • saw that he was healed--that doesn't just mean he noticed it.
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  • It means he focused on it.
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  • All of them knew--they noticed that they were healed, but only
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  • one of them focused on it and as he focused on what happened
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  • in his life, as he focused on the fact that "I was a leper,
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  • and I have just been healed," he turned back.
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  • And that word is where we get the word "repentance" from.
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  • You see, he didn't repent of his sins and then God healed him.
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  • God healed him, and it caused him
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  • to turn in a new direction in life.
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  • What really produces repentance in people's lives is when they
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  • see the goodness of God, when they see how good God has been.
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  • The Bible says it's his goodness and it's his lovingkindness
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  • that leads us to repentance, which means it turns us
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  • in a new direction.
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  • This guy was turned in a new direction, and you know what new
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  • direction he was turned in?
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  • He wasn't turned into the direction of being
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  • a holy roller, being, you know, self-righteous,
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  • arrogant, prideful, and thinking,
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  • "I'm better than all these other guys."
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  • No, what did he turn to?
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  • He turned to God in gratefulness, gratitude,
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  • glory, and praise.
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  • The idea that repentance is somehow the ability to never do
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  • anything wrong again is--or the ability to turn
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  • from all the bad you've done.
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  • It's not turning from the bad.
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  • It's turning from bad thinking.
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  • It's turning from a thankful--thanklessness
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  • to a thankfulness.
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  • It's discovering that God in his infinite mercy and grace has
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  • been good to you though you didn't deserve it and that turns
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  • you back to him to do what?
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  • He turns back--that's his repentance--and he praises God
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  • with a loud voice.
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  • Notice he didn't praise God with a loud voice 'cause he's,
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  • you know, auditioning for the choir.
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  • He didn't praise God with a loud voice
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  • because he wants everybody to hear him sing.
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  • He didn't praise God with a loud voice because he thinks,
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  • "Well, I'm baritone, or I'm a tenor, and I'm pretty good,
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  • and I just want people to hear me."
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  • No, he praised God with a loud voice because of the excitement
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  • that his heart was filled with.
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  • "I have been healed of this leprosy."
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  • Folks, we all have had leprosy. It's called sin.
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  • Sin is the leprosy that destroys.
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  • Sin is the leprosy that condemns.
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  • The Bible says all have sinned and fallen short of the glory
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  • of God, and the wages of sin is death, and we've all been
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  • cleansed from that leprosy, but only one out of ten of every
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  • people is gonna turn back and be grateful and thankful and fall
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  • down and glorify him and praise him and give him thanks.
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  • And I wanna be one of those ten.
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  • How about you?
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  • Look, I'll tell you this.
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  • Romans 1:21.
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  • We've talked about this verse, but let me show it to you again.
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  • In the King James Bible it says, "When they--because they knew
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  • God--when they knew God, they glorified him not as God,
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  • neither were they thankful."
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  • And look at what happens.
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  • After you're not thankful, when you're not thankful, you become
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  • vain in your imagination.
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  • And I studied this word, "to be vain in your imagination."
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  • I studied it for the last several weeks just to really be
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  • sure I got ahold of what is the byproduct of unthankfulness.
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  • It's to become vain in your imaginations, or futile--the
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  • word is also futile in your thinking.
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  • Now, the word "futile", this word in the Aramaic
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  • and the Greek language is translated as this.
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  • The word "vain" or the word "futile",
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  • it is translated as this.
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  • Are you ready for this?
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  • "To be aimless and to be without purpose," to be without aim
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  • and to be without purpose, "the absence of purpose
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  • or the failure to attain any true purpose."
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  • In other words, when you're unthankful it will produce
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  • a failure to attain any true purpose.
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  • You'll never experience true purpose in life until you're
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  • thankful, because unthankfulness produces a lack of true purpose
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  • and a lack of aim.
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  • You become aimless.
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  • In other words, your life is constantly missing the target.
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  • Monday misses the target. Tuesday misses the target.
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  • You're aimless.
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  • You're just shooting off your life,
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  • and it's not going in a right direction.
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  • It's not--it doesn't have any aim, but when you're thankful
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  • it produces aim.
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  • It guides and directs your life into the will of God and,
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  • in fact, causes you to immediately be in the
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  • will of God the moment that you are thankful.
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  • In 1 Thessalonians--I'll come back to that word in a minute
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  • if we have time, but in 1 Thessalonians chapter 5,
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  • verse 18--remember this one?
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  • "In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God."
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  • In everything and in all circumstances give thanks,
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  • for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.
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  • Now, think about that.
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  • I used to preach--and there is some truth to it, but it's more
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  • accurate to say what I'm about to say, but I used to preach,
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  • well, when you're thankful it will catapult you
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  • into the will of God.
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  • It will open the door for you to find the will of God,
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  • but then I realized that's not what it's saying.
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  • It's actually saying when you give thanks in all things
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  • you're in the will of God.
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  • You're not being launched into it.
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  • You are immediately in it.
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  • It's not opening the door into the will of God.
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  • It's not setting you up to find the will of God.
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  • The will of God is to give thanks.
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  • The greatest purpose, the greatest will of God--I think
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  • everybody-if we said, "What's your number one desire in life?"
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  • if you're a Christian your number one desire
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  • is to find the will of God, is to be in the will of God.
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  • There is no more dangerous place in this world than to be out of
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  • the will of God and there is no more safer place in this world
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  • than to be in the will of God.
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  • And do you realize that when you're giving thanks
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  • in everything you are in the will of God?
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  • You're not finding it.
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  • You're not one day discovering it.
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  • You're not--you don't have an open door into it.
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  • You are in it immediately.
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  • You are immediately translated into the will of God.
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  • Bam! You're there.
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  • I'm in the will of God.
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  • The moment that I give God praise, I truly am in his
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  • perfect will for my life, and you will truly be in his perfect
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  • will for your life when you give him thanks and give him praise.
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  • No more searching.
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  • No more trying to discover, "What's my calling?
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  • What's my destiny? What's God's will for my life?"
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  • In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God.
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  • Now, what does our list consist of today?
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  • Three things.
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  • That if you realize these three things
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  • you will thank God forever.
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  • You'll live in a life of thanksgiving if you think on
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  • and realize and focus on these three things.
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  • What are they?
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  • Number one, number one, give God thanks that your sins
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  • have been forgiven.
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  • Give God thanks that your sins have been forgiven.
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  • In Romans chapter 4, verse 7 in the Amplified Bible
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  • look at what it says.
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  • Romans chapter 4, verse 7, "Blessed and happy
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  • and to be envied are those whose iniquities are forgiven
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  • and whose sins are covered up and completely buried."
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  • Jesus has buried your sins in the depths
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  • of the sea completely.
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  • I think sometimes--listen, we need to make a list.
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  • Here is our list today.
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  • Our list is, number one, I am thankful
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  • that my sins are forgiven.
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  • My list starts with all of my sins are forgiven and when
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  • I realize all of my sins are forgiven look at what happens.
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  • I'm blessed. I'm happy.
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  • I'm to be envied.
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  • The world starts envying your life because you realize
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  • your sins are forgiven, and then you know what?
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  • You can introduce to them the forgiveness that Jesus offers
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  • them, as well, 'cause he's not offering it to you
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  • without offering it to them, as well.
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  • Everybody has the right or has the ability to receive
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  • forgiveness of sins through Jesus Christ
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  • and what he did on the cross.
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  • We don't get forgiven 'cause we're Catholic.
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  • We don't get forgiven 'cause we're Pentecostal.
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  • We don't get forgiven 'cause we're Charismatic
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  • or Baptist or Methodist.
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  • No, no, no, we get forgiven because Jesus's blood was shed
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  • for our sins and all you have to do is simply receive it.
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  • Receive it. It's a gift.
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  • That's why it's called forgiveness, 'cause it's God
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  • giving you some -ness before you deserve it.
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  • Forgiveness.
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  • It's God giving to you the -ness before you've earned it,
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  • deserved it, even asked for it.
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  • Forgiveness.
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  • That's why you gotta stop waiting for somebody
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  • to apologize before you forgive them, because it's not
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  • forgiveness if they have to give you something to get it.
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  • It's a gift and when you realize it's a gift that God gives you
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  • it makes you happy, and it causes you to be thankful.
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  • So, number one, what is on our list today?
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  • Our gratitude list is, number one,
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  • I'm thankful that all of my sins are forgiven.
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  • And, you know, sometimes it may require for you
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  • to make a list of your sins.
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  • Not so that you can beat yourself up about 'em, but so
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  • that you can go, "Wow!
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  • He forgave me of that, and he forgave me of that,
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  • and he forgave me of that, and he forgave me of that,
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  • and he forgave me of--" Oh, my God.
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  • The more you realize how much he's forgiven you of, the more
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  • you love him, the more you're grateful, the more you're
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  • thankful, the more you're humble, because thankfulness
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  • requires two things.
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  • Thankfulness requires two things: humility.
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  • So, whenever anything good happens you realize
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  • that it came from God.
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  • That's humility, and it requires a memory, a good memory,
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  • so you have to remember.
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  • When you remember what God has done, it makes you thankful.
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  • When you realize the good that God has done only came from him,
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  • the good in your life only came from him, that's humility.
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  • That makes you thankful and when you remember by making a list
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  • of the things that God has done for you.
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  • Sometimes I like to remember my sins not because
  • 00:15:09.260 --> 00:15:13.280
  • I'm remembering them so that I can feel bad about 'em again.
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  • I'm remembering them so that I can truly appreciate
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  • all that he's forgiven me of.
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  • Second thing that--on our list today to--on our gratitude list
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  • is, number one, we're thanking God for the fact
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  • that all of our sins are forgiven.
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  • And number two, we're thanking God that he hears us
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  • when we cry.
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  • Psalm 116, verse 1.
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  • And when I say "cry" I mean whether it's prayer,
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  • whether when you pray, when you're anxious,
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  • when you're feeling afraid,
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  • and any time you even utter a word to God
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  • from your heart he hears you.
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  • When you utter a cry of help, "Help," he hears you.
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  • "God, I'm so broken." He hears you.
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  • "God, I'm worried about it." He hears you.
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  • You say, "Are you sure he hears you?"
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  • Yes, he hears you, 'cause look at what David said.
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  • He said, "I love the Lord," why?
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  • "Because he heard my voice, and he heard my prayers."
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  • And look at what he says in verse 2.
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  • He says, "And because he's inclined his ear to me,
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  • I'm gonna call on him as long as I live."
  • 00:16:32.280 --> 00:16:37.120
  • You see, if you call on somebody and they don't answer,
  • 00:16:37.130 --> 00:16:44.070
  • you probably stop calling them soon, right?
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  • If you try to talk to somebody and say, "I gotta just share
  • 00:16:47.260 --> 00:16:49.170
  • my heart with somebody," and they're like, "Mm-hmm.
  • 00:16:49.180 --> 00:16:52.160
  • Mm-hmm," they're on their phone, "Mm-hmm.
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  • Yeah, what? Yeah, mm-hmm.
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  • Can you say it again? Mm-hmm.
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  • Mm-hmm. Mm-hmm," guess what?
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  • You're not gonna be calling on them the rest of your life.
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  • David said, "I'm gonna call on him as long as I live."
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  • Why? 'Cause he's--he pays attention.
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  • He listens. I wanna thank God today.
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  • That's on my gratitude list. He listens.
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  • He's the best listener in the world.
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  • His ears are inclined. They're bent towards you.
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  • He's ready to talk to you. His arms are open wide.
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  • His mouth is shut so that you can speak freely and tell him
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  • everything you feel, tell him everything that's hurt,
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  • tell him everything that hurts you, tell him everything
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  • that you're struggling with, and he hears you.
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  • I'm not saying to learn the habit of complaining.
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  • I'm just saying learn the habit of transparency and honesty
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  • with God, and you will find yourself being a praiser
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  • when you realize, "Wow!
  • 00:17:54.220 --> 00:17:56.010
  • He heard me, and he didn't reject me.
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  • He heard me, and he didn't push me away.
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  • He heard me, and he didn't rebuke me.
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  • He heard me, and he didn't forsake me."
  • 00:18:03.260 --> 00:18:06.270
  • In fact, he says, "I will never leave you or forsake you."
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  • "You mean as long as I stay silent, right, Lord?"
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  • "No, I will never leave you or forsake you."
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  • "You mean I can tell you anything I feel,
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  • and you will not leave me or forsake me?"
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  • "That's right.
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  • I will never leave you or forsake you.
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  • If you failed, if you blew it, just come to me," God says.
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  • "Come to me and come to me for my mercy and come to me
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  • for my grace, and I will hear, and I will listen."
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  • And you know what?
  • 00:18:30.160 --> 00:18:31.250
  • That will make you fall in love with him more than ever before,
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  • because you will always fall in love with people
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  • that really listen.
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  • They really listen.
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  • They're not just waiting till you're done talking so they can
  • 00:18:40.180 --> 00:18:42.180
  • tell you what they think, but they're really listening,
  • 00:18:42.190 --> 00:18:45.260
  • and there is no sweeter words than to hear somebody say,
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  • "I heard what you said. I heard everything you said."
  • 00:18:49.030 --> 00:18:54.230
  • And then you say, "Thanks for listening."
  • 00:18:54.240 --> 00:18:57.100
  • You see, this creates a dynamic relationship and intimacy
  • 00:18:57.110 --> 00:19:02.070
  • when you realize he listens, and you just say,
  • 00:19:02.080 --> 00:19:06.020
  • "Thank you for listening."
  • 00:19:06.030 --> 00:19:08.040
  • And he says, "Thank you for listening, 'cause I'm looking
  • 00:19:08.050 --> 00:19:10.270
  • for my kids to listen to my voice, too,"
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  • and God loves it when you listen,
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  • and we learn to listen because he listened first.
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  • He heard our cry. He sent his son.
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  • He heard our pain. He sent his son.
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  • He heard our fears. He sent his son.
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  • He heard our anxieties. He sent his son.
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  • He heard us and he responded and that's why I'm grateful,
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  • and I'm thankful, and I'll never stop thanking him
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  • for hearing me and listening to me and
  • 00:19:33.100 --> 00:19:35.120
  • having a heart that as soon as my voice--he knows my voice.
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  • He knows my heart, and he knows what I'm going through,
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  • and he's willing to listen without judgment.
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  • He's willing to give without holding it against me.
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  • He's willing to help me without reproach, without condemnation,
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  • without judgment, without looking down on me.
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  • Thank God for a Father who listens.
  • 00:19:53.270 --> 00:20:00.100
  • And then, number three, as we close, number three is--thank
  • 00:20:00.110 --> 00:20:05.130
  • him, number one, that your--all your sins are forgiven.
  • 00:20:05.140 --> 00:20:08.100
  • Thank him that he hears you when you cry,
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  • hears you when you pray.
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  • And third, thank him that the battle is already won.
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  • The battle is already won.
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  • Do you know when Jehoshaphat was about to go into battle against
  • 00:20:18.290 --> 00:20:24.210
  • all of the enemies of Judah and Israel the Holy Spirit spoke
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  • to him and spoke to the people?
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  • And in verse 15 of 1 Chronicles chapter 20 said this, "Do not be
  • 00:20:32.030 --> 00:20:36.200
  • afraid and do not be dismayed at this great army against you;
  • 00:20:36.210 --> 00:20:41.250
  • for the battle is not yours, but it's God's."
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  • The battle is not yours, but it's God's.
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  • You know what our battle is?
  • 00:20:50.050 --> 00:20:51.140
  • Our battle is to believe that it's already won.
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  • Jesus already did it. He said, "It is finished."
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  • Mission accomplished. The battle is won.
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  • All we do now is give him thanks and give him praise.
  • 00:21:02.250 --> 00:21:06.170
  • Gregory: Well, while we just celebrated Independence Day,
  • 00:21:10.290 --> 00:21:12.260
  • in America at least, and not Thanksgiving, it's actually
  • 00:21:12.270 --> 00:21:16.120
  • thanksgiving that's the most liberating way to live.
  • 00:21:16.130 --> 00:21:19.120
  • Imagine living every day of your life with joy, peace,
  • 00:21:19.130 --> 00:21:22.200
  • better health, spirit, soul, and body.
  • 00:21:22.210 --> 00:21:25.030
  • That's what happens when you live a life
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  • of thanks and gratitude.
  • 00:21:26.200 --> 00:21:28.250
  • Thanksgiving is really a reflex.
  • 00:21:28.260 --> 00:21:30.290
  • It's not a ritual to reflex to everything God has done for you.
  • 00:21:31.000 --> 00:21:35.140
  • This is how to truly walk in God's will
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  • and purpose for your life.
  • 00:21:38.010 --> 00:21:39.100
  • It's gratitude.
  • 00:21:39.110 --> 00:21:40.200
  • It brings the happiness everyone seeks.
  • 00:21:40.210 --> 00:21:42.000
  • Romans 4:17 says, "Happy are those whose sins have been
  • 00:21:42.010 --> 00:21:45.160
  • forgiven and whose sins have been buried, completely buried,"
  • 00:21:45.170 --> 00:21:49.080
  • one translation says.
  • 00:21:49.090 --> 00:21:51.010
  • That's why the number one thing on our list today--our gratitude
  • 00:21:51.020 --> 00:21:53.170
  • list starts with all of our sins are forgiven.
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  • They're buried.
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  • All your sins--past, present, and future--are already
  • 00:21:57.110 --> 00:21:59.290
  • forgiven, all because of what Jesus did on the cross.
  • 00:22:00.020 --> 00:22:03.010
  • Second, remember, just as a reminder,
  • 00:22:03.020 --> 00:22:04.190
  • our list--on our list of gratitude
  • 00:22:04.200 --> 00:22:06.170
  • is God hears our voice.
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  • He hears our heart.
  • 00:22:08.180 --> 00:22:09.270
  • Psalm 116 says, "As long as I live I'll keep praying to him
  • 00:22:09.280 --> 00:22:13.260
  • who stoops down to listen and hear my heart's cry."
  • 00:22:13.270 --> 00:22:18.030
  • And number three, finally, the battle is over.
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  • Even better than that, the Word of God says
  • 00:22:21.020 --> 00:22:22.270
  • the battle is not ours, but it's the Lord's.
  • 00:22:22.280 --> 00:22:25.040
  • Our battle is to simply believe that Jesus did it all when he
  • 00:22:25.050 --> 00:22:29.000
  • said, "It is finished," and breathed his last on the cross.
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  • All we do now is give him thanks and give him praise.
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  • That's how we walk in faith and true joy
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  • and happiness will be yours.
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  • And now, if you're able to, just lift your hands and--to God
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  • and repeat this after me.
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  • Just say, "Heavenly Father, I thank you."
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  • Just start right now.
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  • Just say, "I thank you that all my sins are forgiven, I thank
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  • you that you hear my cry, and I thank you that you don't--I
  • 00:22:48.190 --> 00:22:53.170
  • don't need to fight anymore.
  • 00:22:53.180 --> 00:22:54.270
  • You have my battles.
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  • My battles are yours, and I rest in your beautiful love."
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  • Just say that, "I rest in your beautiful love for me
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  • in Jesus's name."
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  • Now, listen.
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  • Another really important thing today.
  • 00:23:05.170 --> 00:23:07.060
  • If you haven't received Jesus, the most important thing
  • 00:23:07.070 --> 00:23:09.070
  • actually, if you haven't received Jesus as your Savior
  • 00:23:09.080 --> 00:23:11.040
  • and Lord let me pray with you right now right where you are.
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  • It doesn't matter what you've done
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  • or what you're thinking about doing.
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  • It's all about to change. Yes, Jesus is that good.
  • 00:23:17.100 --> 00:23:21.090
  • Just pray this out loud after me or take this prayer to somebody
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  • who needs salvation.
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  • Just say, "Heavenly Father, I invite Jesus Christ
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  • into my life as my Savior and Lord.
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  • I believe Jesus died for my sins and rose from the dead.
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  • From this moment forward my sins are washed away
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  • by your precious blood.
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  • In Jesus's name. Amen."
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  • Listen, congratulations, first of all.
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  • If you prayed along with me, you are now a child of God.
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  • Welcome to the family.
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  • Please email me at the address on your screen,
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  • and I'll send my free book called
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  • "The Power of a New Life," take you through
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  • the next steps of your new walk with God.
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  • Thank you. Thank you so much.
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  • God bless you and before I finish today I want you
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  • to know that we in this ministry are on a mission.
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  • I'm on a mission with you to see 30 million souls saved and lives
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  • transformed over the next several years, and your gift
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  • today, your sacrificial gift, will help so much.
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  • It will equip people that cannot read in third-world countries
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  • and people that are blind, millions of people around
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  • the world with these solar-powered audio Bibles.
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  • Has the whole Bible on it and some of our other great material
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  • that will really change people's lives, transform them forever.
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  • When you support the ministry and you get the resources today
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  • we wanna personally thank you by sending you a few key messages
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  • that I know will give you the secrets to the power of thanks
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  • and how to rest in the finished work of Jesus, so here is my
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  • announcer to tell you more, and I'll be right back.
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  • announcer: With your timely gift today of $25 or more,
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  • 10 precious people will have a chance to hear the gospel
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  • in their native language.
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  • With your generous gift of $50 or more, 20 will have a chance
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  • to hear the gospel in their native language.
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  • With an extraordinary gift of $250 or more, 100 will have
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  • a chance to hear the gospel in their native language.
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  • As a special thank you for your support Gregory Dickow wants to
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  • send you his teaching, "The Purpose of Life: The Power of
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  • Thanks and Praise" collection, which includes today's teaching
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  • in its entirety for your timely gift of $25.
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  • Ask for offer 707A, or for your very generous gift of $50
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  • or more he will include his teaching entitled,
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  • "Pour Out Your Heart to God."
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  • Ask for offer 707B.
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  • With an extraordinary gift of $250 or more we want to send you
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  • your very own solar-powered audio Bible as a reminder
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  • of your support helping us reach 30 million people
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  • over the next 5 years.
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  • Plus, if you call today we will include Gregory Dickow's
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  • anointed message, "Your Struggle Has Ended: The Rest of Faith,"
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  • along with his devotional, "30 Days of Rest."
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  • Just ask for offer 707C. Please don't wait.
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  • Gregory Dickow needs to hear from you today.
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  • Live operators are standing by to take your call,
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  • or you can go online right now to gregorydickow.tv.
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  • Gregory: Well, I really wanna encourage you, inspire you,
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  • even challenge you to do something
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  • in the next few moments that will matter for eternity.
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  • You see, our Christianity is best expressed as we share
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  • the gospel of Jesus with people around the world,
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  • but especially with those who have been persecuted,
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  • helpless, forgotten, minimized.
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  • Jesus said, "Whatever you've done for the least of these,
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  • you've done it unto me."
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  • That's why I need your urgent help today.
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  • Your gift makes it possible for me to get these powerful audio
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  • Bibles, solar-powered, into the hands of precious people
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  • who have been forgotten, people that can't read,
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  • people in third-world countries, people that are blind.
  • 00:26:55.160 --> 00:26:57.270
  • By getting this into their hands they can hear the whole
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  • Word of God and our greatest teachings that I know will
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  • change their lives forever.
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  • And don't forget to connect with me on Facebook or Instagram.
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  • I'm there, and I'll do my very best to personally respond
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  • to each and every one of you that reaches out.
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  • Don't miss our next broadcast.
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  • Remember to set your DVR so you never miss one of them.
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  • Get this teaching today.
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  • It will change your life forever.
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  • I can't wait to see you next time.
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  • God bless.
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