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November 6, 2016
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An Overview of Your Future Part 2 (Hillsong Channel)

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  • - Here's the good news:
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  • there is a throne,
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  • someone is on it,
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  • and it's not you.
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  • You've been staying up late
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  • worrying about what's going
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  • to happen, but God just
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  • gave you an overview.
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  • He wanted to let you know
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  • about your future.
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  • I rule.
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  • I reign.
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  • I am.
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  • I rule.
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  • I reign.
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  • I am.
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  • I was.
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  • I am.
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  • - I want to use
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  • one verse today,
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  • and it is in the book
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  • of Revelation 4:1:
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  • "After this I looked
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  • and there before me
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  • was a door standing open
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  • in Heaven and the voice
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  • I had first heard speaking to me
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  • like a trumpet said come up here
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  • and I will show you
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  • what must take place
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  • after this."
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  • I want you to know today
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  • that you have a standing
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  • invitation to experience
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  • God's presence, but you have
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  • to pay attention, because
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  • Now I know we don't have
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  • the same invitation John
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  • had to see the unfolding
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  • of end time events
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  • and the history of the world
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  • before it happens,
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  • but we do have
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  • a standing invitation in heaven
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  • that any time we want
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  • to lift our eyes to the hills
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  • we can look to our help,
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  • we can look to our God,
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  • we can look --
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  • I'm going to stop
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  • screaming in a minute.
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  • You got to understand,
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  • I'm just excited about
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  • the invitation that God
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  • has given me to come up higher.
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  • Touch somebody, say, come on up.
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  • When I was a boy they used
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  • to have a show called
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  • "Price is Right," now they still
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  • have a version of it
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  • but it's not Bob Barker,
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  • so it's not the real show.
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  • Can I get a witness?
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  • Bob Barker had that
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  • skinny little mic,
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  • and when Bob Barker
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  • would through it to Rod Roddy --
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  • Do y'all remember Rod Roddy?
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  • ...and Rod Roddy, all these
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  • people were in the audience,
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  • and the difference
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  • of "Price is Right" is
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  • at any moment,
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  • you might go from the crowd
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  • to the front,
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  • and if they call your name,
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  • you might win a washing machine,
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  • you might win a vacation trip
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  • for two, four nights,
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  • all expenses paid to Cancun,
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  • you might win a car.
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  • So when Rod Roddy grabs the mic,
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  • people listen,
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  • and they lean forward,
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  • and Rod Roddy had
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  • this thing he used to say,
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  • I don't know if they say it
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  • anymore, but Rod Roddy
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  • used to announce a name
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  • and he would say
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  • "Steven Furtick,
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  • come on down!
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  • You're the next contestant
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  • on The Price is Right."
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  • Now Rod Roddy wasn't
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  • available for church today,
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  • but the spirit of God is here,
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  • and I hear him saying,
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  • if you want to listen
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  • to providence,
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  • if you want to listen
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  • in Matthews,
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  • if you want to listen
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  • at Butler High School,
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  • if you want to listen
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  • at Blakeney, if you want
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  • to listen at Lake Mormon,
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  • you might want to jump up
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  • on your feet for what's next,
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  • because I hear the spirit say,
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  • sound of God, come on up,
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  • come on up, this is Rod Roddy
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  • in reverse, come on up,
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  • come on up.
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  • Where the peace is.
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  • Come on up.
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  • Where the blessing is.
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  • Come on up.
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  • You see that sun rise,
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  • my mercies are new
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  • with every rising of the sun
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  • and I want to let you know,
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  • you can come on up.
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  • Somebody shout, I'm coming up.
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  • No you got to shout it
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  • like a trumpet, I'm coming up.
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  • So I'm going to start my day
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  • at the right altitude
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  • and, and --
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  • everybody say "and" --
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  • touch them and say "but wait,
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  • there's more" --
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  • Yeah, God said He wanted
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  • to talk to you today about
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  • your future,
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  • He said He wanted to give you
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  • an overview of your future.
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  • He said come up here
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  • and then I'll show you
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  • what happens next.
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  • I want to give you
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  • an overview of your future.
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  • I don't want you to look
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  • at your day through the lens
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  • of everything
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  • that might go wrong.
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  • I want you to get out high.
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  • See sometimes when we travel
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  • we take these little planes,
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  • we probably shouldn't
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  • take them,
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  • they're probably not safe,
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  • but sometimes we got
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  • to get somewhere real quick
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  • and we take a little plane,
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  • and when we take
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  • that little plane
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  • I always note
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  • that if the weather is real bad,
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  • they're going to cancel
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  • the flight because
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  • the plane isn't big enough
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  • to get me above the weather.
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  • But when I fly with Delta
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  • or US Air, I might have to go
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  • through security and I might
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  • have to shove my bag
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  • in the overhead bin,
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  • but there's one good thing about
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  • a big plane: no matter
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  • what storm comes,
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  • no matter what turbulence
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  • we encounter, no matter
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  • how cloudy it is in the sky,
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  • I'm in something
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  • that can get above it.
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  • Now I need to let you know,
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  • that the size of the plane
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  • doesn't change the weather,
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  • but it gets me above it.
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  • Now I kneed to let you know,
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  • that the size of your faith
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  • might not change the weather,
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  • but it will get you above it.
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  • I will send the spirit
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  • on the Lord's day
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  • and I saw a vision of him
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  • who is and was and is to come,
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  • and I see my future
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  • from heaven's perspective.
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  • Take 15 seconds
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  • and praise them
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  • for your future.
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  • Come on, praise.
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  • Come on you ought
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  • to praise Him Concord.
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  • You ought to praise him.
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  • You ought to praise him Uptown.
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  • Come on praise him Blakeney.
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  • Let's get up higher.
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  • Let's lift them up.
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  • He said, if I be lifted up
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  • I will draw them in.
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  • Lift him up.
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  • Lift him up.
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  • I see the Lord
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  • seated on a throne.
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  • The train of his robe
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  • fills the temple.
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  • Let's get practical.
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  • I want to start my day
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  • at the right altitude
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  • and I want to finish my day
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  • on the note of praise.
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  • 'Cause see I figured that
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  • the way I start my day
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  • will determine
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  • how I experience my day,
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  • and the way I end my day,
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  • will determine the way
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  • I start the next one.
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  • Sit down, I got to
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  • show you something.
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  • Everybody say "practice."
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  • This takes practice,
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  • because we are used
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  • to living at a low altitude,
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  • we're not used to coming up,
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  • we're not used
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  • to the air out there.
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  • We're not used to
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  • interpreting people
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  • through the idea of grace.
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  • We're not used to coming up.
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  • We're used to having
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  • our stomachs
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  • all tied up in knots.
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  • We've learned to depend on it.
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  • The anxiety is like our needle.
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  • We need it.
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  • We need it.
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  • We almost at the end
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  • of the day we almost
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  • put the welcome mat out
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  • for the devil
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  • to just take over the next one,
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  • OK, going to bed,
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  • thinking about everything
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  • that went wrong,
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  • so I just had enough of it
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  • and a little while back I saw
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  • in the kitchen
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  • this little notebook
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  • my mother-in-law gave me,
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  • she gave me like five of them,
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  • and they were just
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  • sitting around,
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  • and I picked up this orange one,
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  • because that's the color of God,
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  • and it says that
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  • she got this notebook for $7.49,
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  • it was originally priced
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  • at $9.99.
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  • But what I've been putting
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  • in here is priceless,
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  • because I put on
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  • the front of it, I put GP,
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  • gratitude practice,
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  • and I decided to start
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  • ending my day on a high note.
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  • But it only takes me
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  • like five minutes
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  • and it's not fancy, so you might
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  • not be very impressed
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  • but it's just, it's really been
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  • blessing me to at the end
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  • of the day to fill up
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  • just one page,
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  • and I picked a small notebook
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  • so it wouldn't be
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  • very intimidating,
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  • just one page
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  • on this little notebook.
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  • How many of you are already
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  • planning your trip to Target
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  • or Walmart because you need
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  • one of these,
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  • you need one of these.
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  • I just -- at night,
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  • I've been doing this,
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  • it's been helping me a lot,
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  • and that's why I thought
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  • I'd share it with you,
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  • it's just, I write at the top
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  • of the page "gratitude practice"
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  • just to remind myself
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  • that I don't have to feel
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  • grateful to be grateful.
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  • [applause]
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  • And sometimes the pen doesn't
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  • start writing real quick.
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  • Sometimes it takes me
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  • all of the first five minutes
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  • to even get the pen moving.
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  • But it's amazing
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  • once I get the pen moving
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  • what I remember from that day.
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  • It's amazing,
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  • it's like giving me
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  • a different overview,
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  • because I go to bed
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  • so focused on
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  • what might happen tomorrow,
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  • what didn't get done today,
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  • but it's just been helping me
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  • if you want to try it you can,
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  • and then put your picture
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  • on social media and I'll see
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  • your little journal,
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  • we talked about it,
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  • you can hashtag it,
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  • you can hashtag it come on up,
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  • you can hashtag it,
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  • you can hashtag it overview,
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  • because when I'm looking
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  • my day over
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  • I want to look at it
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  • from the perspective
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  • of all the things
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  • that I might have missed
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  • and didn't pay attention
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  • to that day,
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  • that God did for me.
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  • Because what that's going to do
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  • is when I start tomorrow,
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  • I'm not going to start
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  • down here, I'ma start it
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  • up higher.
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  • Now if I start tomorrow here
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  • maybe I can end here and maybe
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  • if I end that day here
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  • I can start the next one
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  • up there.
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  • He's taking me from strength
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  • to strength and glory to glory,
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  • so I just write down
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  • little fun stuff.
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  • It's nothing fancy.
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  • It's nothing poetic.
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  • It's nothing they're
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  • going to publish if I die.
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  • It's nothing that anybody's
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  • going to read at my funeral.
  • 00:11:02.090 --> 00:11:04.000
  • Just little old dumb stuff.
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  • Just stuff that
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  • wouldn't mean much to you.
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  • Just stuff that I remember
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  • from the day, open doors,
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  • ways that God made,
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  • moments that I had,
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  • a car wreck
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  • that I didn't get in.
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  • You know, all the stuff
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  • that didn't happen sometimes
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  • is a good reason
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  • to praise God too.
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  • Just little stuff.
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  • Christy brought me a coffee
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  • yesterday before I preached.
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  • I thank God for the coffee.
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  • I thank God for a new season
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  • of shows that I wanted to watch.
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  • Well, why not thank Him for it?
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  • Why not?
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  • I can praise him over Netflix,
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  • you don't have to, but I can.
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  • Every good and perfect gift
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  • comes from the book.
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  • Maybe that's a stretch.
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  • I put down --
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  • this sounds kind of cute --
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  • some shells in the ocean
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  • that my kids brought,
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  • amen, that's what
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  • I'm looking for,
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  • I'm looking for that "aw"
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  • because I might have
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  • missed that,
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  • I might not be paying attention
  • 00:12:02.260 --> 00:12:04.060
  • just to remember
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  • that your kids are healthy
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  • and they played on the beach
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  • today and while I'm at it,
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  • why don't I thank God
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  • for the ocean, you know
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  • the ocean was there before
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  • I got there, it's going
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  • to be there when I'm gone,
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  • and while I'm at it, why don't
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  • I thank God that He's bigger
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  • than me and why don't
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  • I thank God that I have windows,
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  • I just thank God for whatever
  • 00:12:22.260 --> 00:12:24.050
  • you can think of,
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  • if you sit there
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  • and try to make it too fancy
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  • it won't work.
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  • I thank thee thou Lord God
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  • that thou didst create
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  • the Heavens and the stars
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  • and by thy mercy was
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  • the firmament --
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  • no, none of that.
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  • I thank God for my new book
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  • that I read, it's called
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  • "Shoe Dog" about a film night
  • 00:12:38.170 --> 00:12:40.170
  • from Nike, I enjoyed it,
  • 00:12:40.170 --> 00:12:42.030
  • so I put it in the notebook,
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  • because I wanted to remember
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  • something good
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  • that happened that day.
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  • Amen.
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  • I could just go through
  • 00:12:46.250 --> 00:12:47.180
  • this notebook
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  • and I'm not beating the devil
  • 00:12:48.120 --> 00:12:49.160
  • with some big rocket
  • 00:12:49.160 --> 00:12:51.010
  • grenade launcher,
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  • you know, I'm just going
  • 00:12:52.080 --> 00:12:53.200
  • to beat him
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  • with some paper cuts.
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  • I'm gunna beat --
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  • I'm gunna beat depression
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  • with some paper cuts,
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  • I'ma beat despair,
  • 00:12:59.100 --> 00:13:00.210
  • I'ma make my way up
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  • a little bit at a time,
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  • I'ma increase my altitude
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  • one thought at a time,
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  • I'ma do it one night at a time,
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  • one day at a time,
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  • touch somebody and say,
  • 00:13:10.180 --> 00:13:11.200
  • I'm coming up.
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  • I'm coming up.
  • 00:13:12.190 --> 00:13:13.200
  • I'm coming up higher.
  • 00:13:13.200 --> 00:13:15.110
  • I'm coming up higher,
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  • I'm not going to end my day
  • 00:13:16.250 --> 00:13:18.060
  • as a victim,
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  • I'm going to end it
  • 00:13:19.010 --> 00:13:20.070
  • as a victor.
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  • I got an overview.
  • 00:13:20.250 --> 00:13:22.060
  • I got a place in Heaven around
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  • the throne of God.
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  • I see my situation.
  • 00:13:26.130 --> 00:13:29.130
  • I see my situation from above.
  • 00:13:29.260 --> 00:13:32.260
  • And when I see it from up here
  • 00:13:33.070 --> 00:13:36.070
  • I notice something.
  • 00:13:36.220 --> 00:13:39.220
  • I notice something
  • 00:13:39.220 --> 00:13:41.010
  • about authority.
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  • After this I look
  • 00:13:44.040 --> 00:13:44.280
  • and there before me was a door.
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  • You've got nine minutes.
  • 00:13:47.120 --> 00:13:50.010
  • And that's all I need
  • 00:13:50.010 --> 00:13:50.210
  • to tell you about authority.
  • 00:13:51.080 --> 00:13:54.080
  • Standing open in heaven
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  • and the voice I had first heard
  • 00:13:57.180 --> 00:13:59.080
  • speaking to me
  • 00:13:59.080 --> 00:14:02.000
  • was still speaking to me
  • 00:14:02.000 --> 00:14:04.070
  • and the door that was opened
  • 00:14:04.070 --> 00:14:05.110
  • for John is still
  • 00:14:05.110 --> 00:14:06.130
  • open for you.
  • 00:14:06.130 --> 00:14:08.190
  • Jesus Christ opened the heavens,
  • 00:14:08.190 --> 00:14:11.130
  • the heavens shook.
  • 00:14:11.190 --> 00:14:14.190
  • Abby came to me the other day
  • 00:14:14.190 --> 00:14:16.130
  • and said, Daddy,
  • 00:14:16.130 --> 00:14:18.250
  • this door is broken,
  • 00:14:18.250 --> 00:14:20.000
  • we were at a store,
  • 00:14:20.000 --> 00:14:22.020
  • and they had automatic doors,
  • 00:14:22.020 --> 00:14:23.090
  • and she said,
  • 00:14:23.090 --> 00:14:24.020
  • the door is broken.
  • 00:14:24.020 --> 00:14:25.230
  • She's five, so I had
  • 00:14:25.230 --> 00:14:27.150
  • to explain to her, baby,
  • 00:14:27.150 --> 00:14:29.210
  • the door isn't broken,
  • 00:14:29.210 --> 00:14:31.190
  • you just didn't get
  • 00:14:31.190 --> 00:14:32.190
  • close enough to open it.
  • 00:14:34.050 --> 00:14:37.050
  • There's some sensors up here
  • 00:14:37.050 --> 00:14:39.210
  • and you stopped five feet short
  • 00:14:39.210 --> 00:14:42.180
  • of where you had to stand
  • 00:14:42.180 --> 00:14:44.140
  • and the doors
  • 00:14:44.140 --> 00:14:46.010
  • would have opened.
  • 00:14:46.010 --> 00:14:47.190
  • After this I looked
  • 00:14:47.190 --> 00:14:49.040
  • and there before me
  • 00:14:49.040 --> 00:14:50.290
  • was a door standing open
  • 00:14:50.290 --> 00:14:53.100
  • in heaven, and the voice
  • 00:14:53.100 --> 00:14:56.010
  • I first heard said,
  • 00:14:56.010 --> 00:14:58.000
  • come on up,
  • 00:14:58.000 --> 00:14:59.140
  • and I will show you
  • 00:14:59.140 --> 00:15:01.280
  • what must take place after this.
  • 00:15:04.180 --> 00:15:07.180
  • He saw a door,
  • 00:15:07.180 --> 00:15:09.070
  • because I looked ahead.
  • 00:15:09.070 --> 00:15:12.030
  • He heard a voice
  • 00:15:12.030 --> 00:15:14.030
  • because he got above.
  • 00:15:14.030 --> 00:15:16.040
  • So preach my sermon
  • 00:15:16.040 --> 00:15:17.110
  • to your neighbor, tell them,
  • 00:15:17.110 --> 00:15:18.060
  • look ahead from above,
  • 00:15:19.120 --> 00:15:22.120
  • as you look at your future,
  • 00:15:22.120 --> 00:15:24.070
  • look at it
  • 00:15:24.070 --> 00:15:25.130
  • from God's perspective.
  • 00:15:25.190 --> 00:15:28.190
  • Even as you think
  • 00:15:28.190 --> 00:15:29.110
  • about November,
  • 00:15:29.110 --> 00:15:32.010
  • think about November
  • 00:15:32.010 --> 00:15:34.040
  • from God's perspective.
  • 00:15:34.200 --> 00:15:37.200
  • I'm preaching to all of you
  • 00:15:37.200 --> 00:15:38.170
  • Fox News junkies, MSNBC too,
  • 00:15:41.160 --> 00:15:44.160
  • because the next think
  • 00:15:44.160 --> 00:15:45.100
  • that John saw was
  • 00:15:45.100 --> 00:15:48.080
  • set your heart free
  • 00:15:48.080 --> 00:15:51.000
  • from anxiety.
  • 00:15:51.000 --> 00:15:53.200
  • Can I give it to you?
  • 00:15:53.200 --> 00:15:55.200
  • We're down to seven minutes,
  • 00:15:55.200 --> 00:15:56.280
  • so we have to work quickly,
  • 00:15:56.280 --> 00:15:58.160
  • but he said, I saw a door
  • 00:15:58.190 --> 00:16:01.210
  • and I heard a voice,
  • 00:16:01.210 --> 00:16:03.200
  • and that once I was
  • 00:16:03.200 --> 00:16:04.200
  • in the spirit
  • 00:16:04.200 --> 00:16:06.240
  • and there before me,
  • 00:16:06.280 --> 00:16:09.280
  • before me
  • 00:16:09.280 --> 00:16:10.140
  • was a throne in Heaven.
  • 00:16:13.170 --> 00:16:16.170
  • I wish I had time to tell you
  • 00:16:16.170 --> 00:16:17.290
  • about this throne man.
  • 00:16:18.140 --> 00:16:21.140
  • I know I have time to tell you,
  • 00:16:21.140 --> 00:16:22.180
  • because there's a whole other
  • 00:16:22.180 --> 00:16:23.090
  • group that's coming to church.
  • 00:16:23.090 --> 00:16:25.200
  • I would tell you about
  • 00:16:25.200 --> 00:16:27.120
  • everything that's
  • 00:16:27.120 --> 00:16:28.030
  • around the throne.
  • 00:16:28.030 --> 00:16:29.160
  • There is a rainbow around
  • 00:16:29.160 --> 00:16:30.210
  • the throne of God
  • 00:16:30.210 --> 00:16:32.040
  • that is surface the throne
  • 00:16:32.040 --> 00:16:33.150
  • to represent His brilliance.
  • 00:16:33.150 --> 00:16:35.100
  • I would tell you about
  • 00:16:35.100 --> 00:16:36.170
  • the 24 elders who sit
  • 00:16:36.170 --> 00:16:38.020
  • on the 24 thrones
  • 00:16:38.020 --> 00:16:39.200
  • around The Throne,
  • 00:16:39.200 --> 00:16:41.030
  • little lowercase "t" thrones
  • 00:16:41.030 --> 00:16:42.220
  • around the capital "T"
  • 00:16:42.220 --> 00:16:44.000
  • big throne, and how they have
  • 00:16:44.000 --> 00:16:45.080
  • crowns of gold,
  • 00:16:45.080 --> 00:16:46.160
  • and gold represents dignity,
  • 00:16:46.160 --> 00:16:47.240
  • and they wear robes of white,
  • 00:16:47.240 --> 00:16:49.130
  • which represent purity,
  • 00:16:49.130 --> 00:16:50.260
  • because the lamb
  • 00:16:50.260 --> 00:16:51.200
  • has washed us clean,
  • 00:16:51.200 --> 00:16:52.270
  • and I would tell you
  • 00:16:52.270 --> 00:16:53.230
  • if I had time about
  • 00:16:53.230 --> 00:16:54.200
  • the four living creatures
  • 00:16:54.200 --> 00:16:56.080
  • who are sitting around Heaven
  • 00:16:56.080 --> 00:16:57.080
  • one day and one of them
  • 00:16:57.080 --> 00:16:58.120
  • looks like an ox
  • 00:16:58.120 --> 00:16:59.080
  • and one of them looks
  • 00:16:59.080 --> 00:16:59.280
  • like a lion,
  • 00:16:59.280 --> 00:17:01.000
  • and one of them has a face
  • 00:17:01.000 --> 00:17:01.270
  • like a man, and one of them
  • 00:17:01.270 --> 00:17:03.100
  • has wings, but in fact
  • 00:17:03.100 --> 00:17:04.210
  • all of them have wings,
  • 00:17:04.210 --> 00:17:05.190
  • they have six wings each,
  • 00:17:05.190 --> 00:17:06.290
  • and they're covered with eyes
  • 00:17:06.290 --> 00:17:07.190
  • because they can see
  • 00:17:07.190 --> 00:17:08.150
  • God perfectly and their job
  • 00:17:08.150 --> 00:17:10.040
  • is to get around the throne
  • 00:17:10.040 --> 00:17:11.080
  • and they wrote a song for God
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  • one day and they said,
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  • holy is the Lord God Almighty
  • 00:17:13.200 --> 00:17:15.170
  • and then one of them said,
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  • I don't think
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  • that's good enough,
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  • we should do, holy, holy
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  • is the Lord God Almighty,
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  • because if we say it twice
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  • we get the point across,
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  • because it's God we're speaking
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  • about and they sang that
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  • for like a couple of thousand
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  • years and then eventually
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  • one of them said,
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  • I don't think
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  • we're doing it right
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  • because He's not just
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  • holy, holy,
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  • He's holy, holy, holy
  • 00:17:31.290 --> 00:17:34.120
  • is the Lord God Almighty,
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  • He is and was and is to come,
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  • see He is holy, He was holy,
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  • He will be holy, He's holy,
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  • holy, holy, He's the God
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  • who stands in your future
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  • redeeming your past
  • 00:17:48.250 --> 00:17:50.110
  • from your present.
  • 00:17:50.110 --> 00:17:51.190
  • He is holy, holy, holy,
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  • the Lord God Almighty,
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  • I wish I had time to tell you
  • 00:17:56.040 --> 00:17:57.180
  • about the throne,
  • 00:17:57.180 --> 00:17:58.160
  • I would tell you about
  • 00:17:58.160 --> 00:17:59.110
  • the seven lamp stands
  • 00:17:59.110 --> 00:18:00.220
  • that are before the throne
  • 00:18:00.220 --> 00:18:02.050
  • that represent
  • 00:18:02.050 --> 00:18:03.020
  • the seven spirits of God
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  • that have gone out
  • 00:18:04.180 --> 00:18:05.070
  • into the earth,
  • 00:18:05.070 --> 00:18:06.030
  • I'd tell you about the sea
  • 00:18:06.030 --> 00:18:07.120
  • of crystal that's before
  • 00:18:07.120 --> 00:18:08.270
  • the throne, clear as crystal,
  • 00:18:08.270 --> 00:18:10.260
  • because God sees everything
  • 00:18:10.260 --> 00:18:12.130
  • that happens on earth
  • 00:18:12.130 --> 00:18:13.200
  • from his vantage point
  • 00:18:13.200 --> 00:18:15.000
  • in Heaven.
  • 00:18:15.000 --> 00:18:15.110
  • There's no tear you cried
  • 00:18:15.110 --> 00:18:16.270
  • He hasn't seen,
  • 00:18:16.270 --> 00:18:18.040
  • there's no heartbreak
  • 00:18:18.040 --> 00:18:18.270
  • you've suffered
  • 00:18:18.270 --> 00:18:19.210
  • that has hasn't witnessed,
  • 00:18:19.210 --> 00:18:20.180
  • there's nothing you're going
  • 00:18:20.180 --> 00:18:21.140
  • through He's not aware of,
  • 00:18:21.140 --> 00:18:23.020
  • He sees it from the throne.
  • 00:18:23.020 --> 00:18:24.230
  • I wish I had time to tell you
  • 00:18:24.230 --> 00:18:26.180
  • about 10.000 times
  • 00:18:26.180 --> 00:18:28.050
  • 10.000 angels.
  • 00:18:28.050 --> 00:18:29.270
  • You'd be so excited
  • 00:18:29.270 --> 00:18:31.050
  • if you could see those angels.
  • 00:18:31.050 --> 00:18:32.290
  • They're not stressed out
  • 00:18:32.290 --> 00:18:33.280
  • in Heaven, they're looking
  • 00:18:33.280 --> 00:18:35.100
  • at the future and they know
  • 00:18:35.100 --> 00:18:36.230
  • that God is on the throne.
  • 00:18:36.230 --> 00:18:38.120
  • I wish I could tell you
  • 00:18:38.120 --> 00:18:39.110
  • about the throne.
  • 00:18:39.110 --> 00:18:40.170
  • Is anybody grateful
  • 00:18:40.170 --> 00:18:42.020
  • that there's still a throne?
  • 00:18:42.070 --> 00:18:45.070
  • Come on, I need you
  • 00:18:45.070 --> 00:18:46.000
  • to thank God for the throne,
  • 00:18:46.000 --> 00:18:48.230
  • where mercy reigns,
  • 00:18:48.230 --> 00:18:51.200
  • where love rules.
  • 00:18:53.190 --> 00:18:56.190
  • I'll tell you about the throne,
  • 00:18:56.190 --> 00:18:57.240
  • I would tell you about
  • 00:18:57.240 --> 00:18:59.090
  • how from the throne of God,
  • 00:18:59.090 --> 00:19:01.130
  • John heard the peels
  • 00:19:01.130 --> 00:19:03.000
  • of an earthquake
  • 00:19:03.000 --> 00:19:04.160
  • and the flashing of lightning,
  • 00:19:04.160 --> 00:19:06.100
  • and the rumble of thunder
  • 00:19:06.100 --> 00:19:07.190
  • that came from the throne,
  • 00:19:07.190 --> 00:19:08.190
  • because that lets me know
  • 00:19:08.190 --> 00:19:09.250
  • that God is awesome,
  • 00:19:09.250 --> 00:19:11.080
  • and when He stomps his foot
  • 00:19:11.080 --> 00:19:13.090
  • and when He puts his foot down
  • 00:19:13.090 --> 00:19:14.110
  • the earth shakes.
  • 00:19:17.010 --> 00:19:20.010
  • John said, I saw the future
  • 00:19:20.010 --> 00:19:22.230
  • from the throne
  • 00:19:22.230 --> 00:19:24.120
  • and it changed the way
  • 00:19:24.120 --> 00:19:26.180
  • I thought about Heaven.
  • 00:19:26.230 --> 00:19:29.230
  • And now I'd like for you
  • 00:19:29.230 --> 00:19:30.170
  • to stand because
  • 00:19:30.170 --> 00:19:32.280
  • I'm closing my message
  • 00:19:33.010 --> 00:19:36.010
  • and I'm closing my series,
  • 00:19:36.070 --> 00:19:39.070
  • but I want to tell you
  • 00:19:39.070 --> 00:19:40.000
  • my favorite thing
  • 00:19:40.000 --> 00:19:40.180
  • about the throne,
  • 00:19:41.120 --> 00:19:44.120
  • and this is for all of you
  • 00:19:44.120 --> 00:19:46.180
  • who have anxiety in your heart
  • 00:19:46.180 --> 00:19:47.290
  • about the future, OK,
  • 00:19:47.290 --> 00:19:50.250
  • what's going to happen to you,
  • 00:19:50.250 --> 00:19:52.050
  • what's going to happen.
  • 00:19:52.050 --> 00:19:55.030
  • Faith is anticipation
  • 00:19:57.190 --> 00:20:00.190
  • minus anxiety.
  • 00:20:01.140 --> 00:20:04.140
  • [applause]
  • 00:20:08.080 --> 00:20:11.080
  • Faith gives me the ability
  • 00:20:11.080 --> 00:20:13.040
  • to say whatever's
  • 00:20:13.040 --> 00:20:15.000
  • next I'm ready.
  • 00:20:18.240 --> 00:20:21.240
  • If it's Hillary,
  • 00:20:21.240 --> 00:20:23.140
  • if it's Bernie,
  • 00:20:23.140 --> 00:20:24.290
  • if it's Donald,
  • 00:20:24.290 --> 00:20:26.220
  • I'm ready,
  • 00:20:26.220 --> 00:20:28.210
  • because they might sit behind
  • 00:20:28.210 --> 00:20:29.200
  • the desk, but they don't sit
  • 00:20:29.200 --> 00:20:32.100
  • on the throne.
  • 00:20:32.100 --> 00:20:34.200
  • Come on, church,
  • 00:20:34.200 --> 00:20:36.180
  • we don't watch the polls,
  • 00:20:36.180 --> 00:20:39.000
  • we watch the throne.
  • 00:20:39.000 --> 00:20:40.220
  • Get your eyes up, look ahead,
  • 00:20:40.220 --> 00:20:42.220
  • get your eyes up, get them up.
  • 00:20:44.260 --> 00:20:47.260
  • And the last thing I wanted
  • 00:20:47.260 --> 00:20:48.270
  • to tell you, I want to tell you,
  • 00:20:48.270 --> 00:20:51.060
  • look ahead, get above,
  • 00:20:52.050 --> 00:20:55.050
  • and step aside.
  • 00:20:55.280 --> 00:20:58.280
  • Because John said,
  • 00:20:58.280 --> 00:21:00.140
  • I saw a throne --
  • 00:21:00.140 --> 00:21:02.190
  • and watch this,
  • 00:21:02.190 --> 00:21:03.130
  • it's my favorite part,
  • 00:21:03.130 --> 00:21:04.110
  • this is my message,
  • 00:21:04.110 --> 00:21:04.290
  • this is my message,
  • 00:21:04.290 --> 00:21:05.170
  • this is my message,
  • 00:21:05.170 --> 00:21:06.050
  • you ready?
  • 00:21:06.050 --> 00:21:06.230
  • Verse 2: "I saw a throne
  • 00:21:06.290 --> 00:21:09.290
  • with someone sitting on it,"
  • 00:21:10.160 --> 00:21:13.160
  • and here's the good news,
  • 00:21:13.160 --> 00:21:16.020
  • there is a throne,
  • 00:21:16.020 --> 00:21:18.100
  • someone is on it,
  • 00:21:18.100 --> 00:21:20.260
  • and it's not you.
  • 00:21:20.260 --> 00:21:23.060
  • [applause]
  • 00:21:23.260 --> 00:21:26.260
  • I thought you'd clap over that,
  • 00:21:26.260 --> 00:21:28.210
  • you've been staying up
  • 00:21:28.210 --> 00:21:29.120
  • late worrying about
  • 00:21:29.120 --> 00:21:30.220
  • how it's going to happen
  • 00:21:30.220 --> 00:21:32.260
  • but God just gave you
  • 00:21:32.260 --> 00:21:33.190
  • an overview,
  • 00:21:33.190 --> 00:21:35.220
  • He wanted to let you know
  • 00:21:35.220 --> 00:21:36.280
  • about your future, I rule,
  • 00:21:36.280 --> 00:21:39.090
  • I reign, I am.
  • 00:21:39.090 --> 00:21:41.050
  • I rule, I reign, I am.
  • 00:21:41.050 --> 00:21:43.290
  • I was, I am,
  • 00:21:43.290 --> 00:21:45.270
  • and I will be forever more.
  • 00:21:49.260 --> 00:21:52.260
  • There is a throne,
  • 00:21:52.260 --> 00:21:55.070
  • I'm not on it,
  • 00:21:56.080 --> 00:21:59.080
  • and whatever is on the throne
  • 00:21:59.080 --> 00:22:01.010
  • of Heaven needs
  • 00:22:01.010 --> 00:22:03.100
  • to be enthroned in my heart.
  • 00:22:06.000 --> 00:22:09.000
  • So if Christ is enthroned
  • 00:22:09.000 --> 00:22:11.010
  • in Heaven and nothing
  • 00:22:11.010 --> 00:22:12.250
  • that happens on earth
  • 00:22:12.250 --> 00:22:14.180
  • happens without his permission
  • 00:22:14.180 --> 00:22:17.160
  • and his purpose
  • 00:22:17.160 --> 00:22:19.120
  • and that means there
  • 00:22:19.120 --> 00:22:20.100
  • are some things
  • 00:22:20.100 --> 00:22:21.070
  • that are on the throne
  • 00:22:21.070 --> 00:22:22.030
  • of my heart that have to go.
  • 00:22:23.160 --> 00:22:26.160
  • So look at fear,
  • 00:22:27.030 --> 00:22:30.030
  • how long has fear
  • 00:22:30.030 --> 00:22:31.030
  • been on the throne in your life?
  • 00:22:31.030 --> 00:22:34.020
  • You need to make an announcement
  • 00:22:34.020 --> 00:22:35.090
  • to fear and you need to do it
  • 00:22:35.090 --> 00:22:36.200
  • today and tell fear,
  • 00:22:36.270 --> 00:22:39.270
  • get off the throne,
  • 00:22:39.270 --> 00:22:42.040
  • this seat is taken.
  • 00:22:43.040 --> 00:22:46.040
  • You got it?
  • 00:22:46.040 --> 00:22:47.290
  • And don't ask nicely.
  • 00:22:47.290 --> 00:22:50.060
  • This seat belongs
  • 00:22:50.060 --> 00:22:52.010
  • to the King of kings
  • 00:22:52.010 --> 00:22:54.030
  • and the Lord of lords.
  • 00:22:54.170 --> 00:22:57.170
  • Come on, lift your hands,
  • 00:22:57.170 --> 00:22:58.170
  • his presence is here,
  • 00:22:58.170 --> 00:22:59.260
  • enthrone him in your brains.
  • 00:22:59.260 --> 00:23:01.250
  • Some of you need to look
  • 00:23:01.250 --> 00:23:02.240
  • at failure,
  • 00:23:02.240 --> 00:23:04.040
  • you've been dominated too long
  • 00:23:04.040 --> 00:23:05.190
  • by what's behind you.
  • 00:23:05.190 --> 00:23:07.010
  • God brought you here to give you
  • 00:23:07.010 --> 00:23:08.100
  • an overview of your future.
  • 00:23:08.100 --> 00:23:09.280
  • I hope you're standing,
  • 00:23:09.280 --> 00:23:11.090
  • the King is here,
  • 00:23:11.090 --> 00:23:12.070
  • I hope you got
  • 00:23:12.070 --> 00:23:12.260
  • your hands lifted,
  • 00:23:12.260 --> 00:23:14.000
  • I hope you got your hopes high,
  • 00:23:14.000 --> 00:23:15.150
  • the King is here,
  • 00:23:15.150 --> 00:23:16.160
  • we enthrone you on our praise.
  • 00:23:16.160 --> 00:23:18.260
  • Feelings, get off the throne.
  • 00:23:19.130 --> 00:23:22.130
  • Selfishness, get off the throne.
  • 00:23:23.010 --> 00:23:26.010
  • He who is and was
  • 00:23:26.210 --> 00:23:29.210
  • and is to come
  • 00:23:29.210 --> 00:23:32.010
  • is seated on the throne,
  • 00:23:33.090 --> 00:23:36.090
  • - I want to ask you a question.
  • 00:23:38.210 --> 00:23:41.050
  • It's an important one,
  • 00:23:41.050 --> 00:23:42.030
  • so I want you
  • 00:23:42.030 --> 00:23:42.220
  • to really consider.
  • 00:23:42.220 --> 00:23:43.250
  • What's stopping you
  • 00:23:43.250 --> 00:23:45.090
  • from moving forward
  • 00:23:45.090 --> 00:23:47.030
  • in the ways that God
  • 00:23:47.030 --> 00:23:47.230
  • has called you to move forward?
  • 00:23:47.230 --> 00:23:50.100
  • And how can you find
  • 00:23:50.100 --> 00:23:51.100
  • that next step of faith to take.
  • 00:23:51.100 --> 00:23:53.220
  • Sometimes we just feel stuck,
  • 00:23:53.220 --> 00:23:55.090
  • sometimes we just need a push.
  • 00:23:55.090 --> 00:23:56.240
  • - Yeah.
  • 00:23:56.240 --> 00:23:57.070
  • - Well I've got a push
  • 00:23:57.070 --> 00:23:58.030
  • for you today.
  • 00:23:58.030 --> 00:24:00.080
  • So many times
  • 00:24:00.080 --> 00:24:01.050
  • we overcomplicate it, we think,
  • 00:24:01.050 --> 00:24:02.150
  • well, I have to do this,
  • 00:24:02.150 --> 00:24:04.040
  • and get that together,
  • 00:24:04.040 --> 00:24:05.070
  • if I was really going to throw
  • 00:24:05.070 --> 00:24:06.090
  • in my faith and be
  • 00:24:06.090 --> 00:24:06.290
  • what God has called me to be,
  • 00:24:06.290 --> 00:24:08.060
  • and then we make
  • 00:24:08.060 --> 00:24:09.040
  • a list a mile long.
  • 00:24:09.040 --> 00:24:09.280
  • - Right.
  • 00:24:09.280 --> 00:24:10.220
  • - What if all God wanted
  • 00:24:10.220 --> 00:24:11.150
  • from you today
  • 00:24:11.150 --> 00:24:13.000
  • was one next step?
  • 00:24:13.000 --> 00:24:15.190
  • What if all you had to do
  • 00:24:15.190 --> 00:24:16.250
  • was respond in faith
  • 00:24:16.250 --> 00:24:18.240
  • and God would do the rest?
  • 00:24:18.240 --> 00:24:20.280
  • I believe that's
  • 00:24:20.280 --> 00:24:21.270
  • absolutely true.
  • 00:24:21.270 --> 00:24:23.120
  • - And if you feel stuck,
  • 00:24:23.120 --> 00:24:24.120
  • there's a great resource
  • 00:24:24.120 --> 00:24:25.220
  • for you that will show you
  • 00:24:25.220 --> 00:24:27.010
  • a practical and understandable
  • 00:24:27.010 --> 00:24:29.060
  • way to live your faith
  • 00:24:29.060 --> 00:24:30.130
  • on a daily basis.
  • 00:24:30.130 --> 00:24:31.150
  • - Alright, so I want you
  • 00:24:31.150 --> 00:24:32.140
  • to get this.
  • 00:24:32.140 --> 00:24:33.030
  • "Functional Faith,"
  • 00:24:33.030 --> 00:24:34.030
  • it's a seven part series
  • 00:24:34.030 --> 00:24:35.260
  • on faith that works.
  • 00:24:35.260 --> 00:24:38.160
  • - That's right.
  • 00:24:38.160 --> 00:24:39.030
  • - This is a practical plan
  • 00:24:39.030 --> 00:24:40.150
  • for being effective
  • 00:24:40.150 --> 00:24:41.150
  • in your daily walk with Christ
  • 00:24:41.150 --> 00:24:43.070
  • and I want to share it
  • 00:24:43.070 --> 00:24:44.050
  • with you today.
  • 00:24:44.050 --> 00:24:45.030
  • - Yeah, and the best part
  • 00:24:45.030 --> 00:24:45.270
  • of this resource
  • 00:24:45.270 --> 00:24:47.070
  • is it's more than sermons.
  • 00:24:47.070 --> 00:24:48.180
  • We're still receiving
  • 00:24:48.180 --> 00:24:49.150
  • testimonies of how through
  • 00:24:49.150 --> 00:24:51.080
  • this series God
  • 00:24:51.080 --> 00:24:52.160
  • is changing hearts
  • 00:24:52.160 --> 00:24:53.160
  • and releasing people
  • 00:24:53.160 --> 00:24:54.260
  • to a simple
  • 00:24:54.260 --> 00:24:55.230
  • but effective life faith.
  • 00:24:55.230 --> 00:24:57.220
  • - You know, we can get
  • 00:24:57.220 --> 00:24:58.170
  • all of the biblical knowledge
  • 00:24:58.170 --> 00:25:00.080
  • in the world,
  • 00:25:00.080 --> 00:25:01.140
  • but faith is not about formula.
  • 00:25:01.140 --> 00:25:03.260
  • - Right.
  • 00:25:03.260 --> 00:25:04.190
  • - What we need is to take
  • 00:25:04.190 --> 00:25:06.010
  • action with the knowledge
  • 00:25:06.010 --> 00:25:07.240
  • we already have,
  • 00:25:07.240 --> 00:25:08.100
  • to take a step,
  • 00:25:08.100 --> 00:25:09.250
  • and when you take
  • 00:25:09.250 --> 00:25:10.110
  • a step of faith,
  • 00:25:10.110 --> 00:25:11.130
  • God will meet you there.
  • 00:25:11.130 --> 00:25:12.250
  • I want you to take a step today,
  • 00:25:12.250 --> 00:25:14.070
  • request the series
  • 00:25:14.070 --> 00:25:15.070
  • Functional Faith,
  • 00:25:15.070 --> 00:25:16.080
  • get full of the word of God,
  • 00:25:16.080 --> 00:25:17.190
  • get inspired to action,
  • 00:25:17.190 --> 00:25:19.090
  • get ready for what God
  • 00:25:19.090 --> 00:25:20.060
  • has next in your life.
  • 00:25:20.060 --> 00:25:21.180
  • - Right.
  • 00:25:21.180 --> 00:25:22.060
  • - I want you to call right now,
  • 00:25:22.060 --> 00:25:23.200
  • don't put it off,
  • 00:25:23.200 --> 00:25:24.140
  • if you sit around
  • 00:25:24.140 --> 00:25:25.000
  • and think about it,
  • 00:25:25.000 --> 00:25:25.220
  • maybe I'll do it later,
  • 00:25:25.220 --> 00:25:27.080
  • I got some things to do.
  • 00:25:27.080 --> 00:25:28.170
  • No, no that's the old you,
  • 00:25:28.170 --> 00:25:30.160
  • right now is your time
  • 00:25:30.160 --> 00:25:31.160
  • to take action, request this
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  • "Functional Faith" series today.
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  • It's a seven part teaching,
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  • it's so much more than
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  • the teaching though,
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  • it's a practical guide
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  • to get your faith in shape
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  • and see all that God
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  • has put in your heart
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  • come to pass.
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  • We're going to send it to you
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  • with your gift of any amount
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  • to the ministry.
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  • Call now, go online,
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  • we can't wait to get
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  • this resource to you.
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  • - Announcer: You need a faith
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  • that works in the real world
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  • and in the midst
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  • of your specific challenges.
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  • It's time to live in a way
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  • that puts spiritual practices
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  • into your day to day.
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  • We would like to equip you
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  • with "Functional Faith,"
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  • a comprehensive,
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  • seven-part teaching series
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  • that Pastor Steven Furtick
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  • shared in his own church.
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  • Through this series,
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  • you can learn how to experience
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  • faith in a new and tangible way.
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  • - Faith doesn't take
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  • the weight off of my life,
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  • it shows me how to handle it.
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  • My faith is not hostage
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  • to the outcome,
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  • but my faith is an outlook.
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  • - And to help you
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  • fully integrate
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  • these practical lessons,
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  • you'll also receive
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  • reminder bracelets
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  • to wear and share
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  • that illustrate Pastor Furtick's
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  • process for reframing
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  • life's situations and more.
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  • To receive your copy
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  • of Functional Faith
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  • with your gift of any amount
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  • to this ministry,
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  • call or go online
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