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Meditation Departure

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July 25, 2019
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Walking by Faith

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  • - female: Thank you for joining
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  • us.
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  • I pray that today's message will
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  • empower you to use your voice,
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  • help change the way you think,
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  • and energize your faith.
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  • In Part 2 of "Stir Up Your
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  • Mind," Pastor Duane is going to
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  • show us that what we choose to
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  • fill our minds with affects our
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  • day-to-day living, not only in
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  • our thoughts, but in our actions
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  • and our words as well.
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  • We're gonna look at Joshua 1:8
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  • to understand the power of our
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  • words in today's message,
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  • "Meditation Departure."
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  • - Pastor Duane Vander Klok:
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  • Hadn't thought about this until
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  • I was just standing here, but
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  • it's very possible to have
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  • faith, but not know how to
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  • release your faith.
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  • And really, what I wanna talk to
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  • you about is releasing your
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  • faith, all right?
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  • In fact, there's a difference
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  • between hope and faith, all
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  • right?
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  • Hope is what's going to happen,
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  • but faith is when you receive
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  • it.
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  • And you have to, at some point,
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  • go from the place of hope into
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  • the place of faith.
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  • Now, in Proverbs 18, in verse
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  • 21, it says that: "Death and
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  • life are in the power of the
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  • tongue, and they that love it
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  • will eat the fruit thereof."
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  • Well, the truth is this.
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  • You're always gonna eat your
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  • words, just some of 'em can
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  • taste good and some bad.
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  • But there's so much more when
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  • it's talking here about death
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  • and life being in the power of
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  • the tongue.
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  • In fact, in Genesis chapter 1,
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  • the 3rd verse talks about the
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  • power that God released through
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  • words.
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  • "God said, 'Let there be light';
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  • and there was light."
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  • Now, it's interesting that way
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  • in the very beginning of the
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  • Bible, we see that he spoke and
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  • then something happened.
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  • And then it happens again and it
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  • happens again and it happens
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  • again.
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  • God said, and he saw.
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  • He said, and he saw.
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  • He said, and he saw.
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  • And it's death and life.
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  • There is power that is released
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  • when you and I speak.
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  • In Joshua chapter 1, in verse 8,
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  • it says: "This book of the law
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  • shall not depart out of your
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  • mouth."
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  • "Shall not depart out of your
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  • mouth."
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  • In other words, when you and I
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  • talk, we should be agreeing with
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  • God.
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  • What does God say about your
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  • situation?
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  • You and I should be saying that
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  • same thing.
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  • "This book of the law shall not
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  • depart out of your mouth, but
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  • you shall meditate therein day
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  • and night."
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  • In fact, the truth is, you'll
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  • never be able to speak what God
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  • says about you if you don't take
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  • time to be in God's Word.
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  • You've gotta take that time.
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  • You know, in Luke chapter 4, it
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  • mentions that Jesus comes to
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  • Nazareth where he'd been brought
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  • up, and he goes to the synagogue
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  • on the Sabbath day as his custom
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  • was, and they delivered to him
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  • the scroll of the Prophet
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  • Isaiah, and it says that "he
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  • found the place where it is
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  • written," all right?
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  • Now, notice that he found the
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  • place.
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  • How many of you know you seek
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  • and then you find?
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  • He knew what he was lookin' for.
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  • He'd been there before.
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  • "And he found the place where it
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  • was written, 'The Spirit of the
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  • Lord is upon me, because he's
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  • anointed me.'"
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  • And then he said, "This
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  • Scripture today is fulfilled in
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  • your hearing."
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  • In other words, he said, "What I
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  • just read is true about me.
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  • It's true today about me."
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  • And you and I need to come to
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  • that same place where we open
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  • the book, we find the place
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  • where it's written, and we say,
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  • "What it says right here is true
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  • about me," all right?
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  • We need to say what God says.
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  • "This book of the law shall not
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  • depart out of your mouth."
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  • In Matthew chapter 4, Jesus
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  • said, "Man shall not live by
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  • bread alone, but by every word
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  • that proceeds out of the mouth
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  • of God."
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  • So, your Bible, listen, your
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  • Bible was not first written.
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  • Your Bible was first spoken.
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  • It proceeded out of the mouth of
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  • God.
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  • And then it was written.
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  • But it was written so that you
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  • could speak it because, "This
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  • book of the law shall not depart
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  • out of your mouth."
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  • And it's really important that
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  • we understand that what God says
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  • about us we need to be saying
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  • about ourselves.
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  • You know, you need to say some
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  • things over your family.
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  • Say some things about your life,
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  • about your health, about your
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  • future, about your finances.
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  • You know, you speak what can be.
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  • If God says it's true about you
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  • and you speak that thing, it is
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  • what will be.
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  • Words, just words can change,
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  • literally, a person's destiny.
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  • A little boy, a shepherd boy
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  • named David heard a giant named
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  • Goliath say some things.
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  • He said, "Send me somebody to
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  • fight with me."
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  • And he says, "Isn't there a
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  • cause?
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  • And I'll go, and I will fight
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  • against that giant," all right?
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  • Well, that statement that he
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  • made, boy, it changed his
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  • destiny.
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  • It literally changed his
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  • destiny.
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  • His brother heard and began to
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  • discourage him, to mock him.
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  • And he ends up before the king,
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  • and the king tells him he can't
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  • go.
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  • And he said to the king, he
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  • said, "I was keeping my father's
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  • sheep.
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  • A lion came, a bear came.
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  • I killed the lion.
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  • I killed the bear.
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  • And I will kill that
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  • Philistine."
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  • And finally, the king said,
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  • "Well, go ahead.
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  • Give it a try."
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  • "And David said to the giant,
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  • 'You come to me with a sword, a
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  • spear, and a javelin.
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  • But I come to you in the name of
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  • the Lord of hosts, the God of
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  • Israel, whose armies you have
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  • defiled.
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  • And today he will deliver you
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  • into my hand.'"
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  • Now, he began to speak some
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  • things out.
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  • David, he was constantly
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  • speaking.
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  • David said, I love this, he
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  • said, "I will say of the Lord,
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  • 'He is my refuge, my fortress;
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  • my God, in him will I trust.
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  • The Lord is my light and my
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  • salvation; whom shall I fear?
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  • The Lord is the strength of my
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  • life; of whom shall I be
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  • afraid?"
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  • You know, we all know the 23rd
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  • Psalm: "Yea, though I walk
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  • through the valley of the shadow
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  • of death, I will fear no evil;
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  • for you're with me; your rod,
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  • your staff, they comfort me.
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  • You prepare a table before me in
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  • the presence of my enemies; you
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  • anoint my head with oil; my cup
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  • overflows.
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  • Surely goodness and mercy will
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  • follow me all the days of my
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  • life; and I will dwell in the
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  • house of the Lord forever."
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  • Now, notice, David mentioned
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  • there's gonna be a valley or
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  • two.
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  • And he said, "Though I walk
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  • through the valley of the shadow
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  • of death."
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  • The Bible tells us in the book
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  • of Judges where, literally, for
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  • 400 years, Israel had no king,
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  • and God would raise up someone
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  • to deliver them when they came
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  • under the oppression of an
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  • enemy.
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  • And there's a man by the name of
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  • Gideon.
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  • Literally, the Israelites are
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  • being oppressed by the
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  • Midianites because they've
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  • turned away from God.
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  • And the Midianites literally
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  • come every year at harvest time
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  • and they strip the land.
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  • And the Bible says, "They come,
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  • and they're like locusts."
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  • There's a man named Gideon, and
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  • he's afraid, but he's got a
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  • little bit of wheat, and he's
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  • hiding down in a winepress,
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  • threshing the wheat.
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  • Now, you don't hide in a
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  • winepress to thresh wheat.
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  • You need to get on top of a hill
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  • and throw that up, and then the
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  • chaff is carried away, and the
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  • wheat falls down.
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  • But he's hiding someplace,
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  • trying to thresh out some wheat.
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  • And it says, "Behold, the Angel
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  • of the Lord sat under the
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  • terebinth tree which was in
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  • Ophrah," and he's watching.
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  • Well, "Gideon is threshing wheat
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  • in the winepress, in order to
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  • hide it from the Midianites.
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  • And the Angel of the Lord
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  • appeared to him and said to him,
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  • 'The Lord is with you, you
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  • mighty man of valor!'"
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  • Now, I'm sure that he was
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  • surprised because he's hiding
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  • from the enemy.
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  • He doesn't consider himself a
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  • match for the enemy.
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  • He's hiding out.
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  • And the Lord is calling him a,
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  • "mighty man of valor!"
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  • He may have looked around to see
  • 00:09:04.070 --> 00:09:05.070
  • if there was somebody else
  • 00:09:05.070 --> 00:09:06.020
  • around.
  • 00:09:06.020 --> 00:09:08.070
  • But he began to explain to the
  • 00:09:08.070 --> 00:09:10.290
  • Angel of the Lord--and by the
  • 00:09:10.290 --> 00:09:12.200
  • way, the Angel of the Lord is
  • 00:09:12.200 --> 00:09:13.260
  • literally an Old Testament
  • 00:09:13.260 --> 00:09:16.000
  • appearance of Jesus.
  • 00:09:16.000 --> 00:09:18.250
  • Theologians call this a
  • 00:09:18.250 --> 00:09:19.230
  • "Christophany," all right?
  • 00:09:19.230 --> 00:09:22.100
  • Jesus shows up and is talking to
  • 00:09:22.100 --> 00:09:23.230
  • him, and he makes excuses.
  • 00:09:23.230 --> 00:09:25.150
  • I know none of us ever make
  • 00:09:25.150 --> 00:09:26.290
  • excuses to Jesus, all right?
  • 00:09:26.290 --> 00:09:29.230
  • But he tells Jesus, "Jesus,
  • 00:09:29.230 --> 00:09:31.060
  • look, you do not understand.
  • 00:09:31.120 --> 00:09:34.120
  • First of all, look at all the
  • 00:09:34.120 --> 00:09:35.140
  • trouble this nation's in.
  • 00:09:35.140 --> 00:09:37.040
  • And if God's with us, why do we
  • 00:09:37.040 --> 00:09:38.160
  • have any trouble?"
  • 00:09:38.160 --> 00:09:40.150
  • Have you ever thought that one?
  • 00:09:40.150 --> 00:09:42.200
  • "If God's with me, why is there
  • 00:09:42.200 --> 00:09:43.210
  • any trouble?"
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  • So he can deliver you, that's
  • 00:09:44.170 --> 00:09:46.230
  • why.
  • 00:09:46.230 --> 00:09:47.270
  • I don't know if you realize this
  • 00:09:47.270 --> 00:09:49.180
  • or not, but the Bible, it says,
  • 00:09:49.180 --> 00:09:52.140
  • "And there was evening and there
  • 00:09:52.140 --> 00:09:54.170
  • was morning the first day."
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  • You say, "What does that mean?"
  • 00:09:57.140 --> 00:09:58.170
  • That means all God's days start
  • 00:09:58.170 --> 00:10:00.180
  • at night.
  • 00:10:00.180 --> 00:10:03.160
  • Got that?
  • 00:10:03.160 --> 00:10:04.180
  • All of his days start at night.
  • 00:10:04.180 --> 00:10:06.190
  • Your situation may start dark,
  • 00:10:06.190 --> 00:10:09.130
  • but what God's gonna do is he's
  • 00:10:09.130 --> 00:10:10.170
  • gonna bring you into the light.
  • 00:10:11.020 --> 00:10:14.020
  • So he says, "Look, God, look at
  • 00:10:14.020 --> 00:10:16.020
  • the trouble that we're in.
  • 00:10:16.020 --> 00:10:17.150
  • The enemy comes, they oppress
  • 00:10:17.150 --> 00:10:18.170
  • us."
  • 00:10:18.170 --> 00:10:19.230
  • And the Angel said, "Look, I
  • 00:10:19.230 --> 00:10:21.100
  • want you to go and deliver your
  • 00:10:21.100 --> 00:10:22.130
  • nation."
  • 00:10:22.130 --> 00:10:24.000
  • And he says, "Look, I am from
  • 00:10:24.080 --> 00:10:27.080
  • the least tribe.
  • 00:10:27.080 --> 00:10:28.250
  • I'm from Manasseh, and my tribe
  • 00:10:28.250 --> 00:10:31.010
  • is the least of all the tribes.
  • 00:10:31.010 --> 00:10:32.280
  • And in my tribe, my father's
  • 00:10:32.280 --> 00:10:34.070
  • house, we are literally the
  • 00:10:34.140 --> 00:10:37.140
  • least of all of Manasseh.
  • 00:10:37.140 --> 00:10:40.020
  • And if you look at the tribe of
  • 00:10:40.020 --> 00:10:41.180
  • Manasseh, and my father's house,
  • 00:10:41.180 --> 00:10:44.010
  • I am on the bottom.
  • 00:10:44.010 --> 00:10:46.280
  • I am the least of my father's
  • 00:10:46.280 --> 00:10:48.200
  • house."
  • 00:10:48.200 --> 00:10:50.000
  • It's interesting that God did
  • 00:10:50.000 --> 00:10:51.000
  • not pay any attention.
  • 00:10:51.000 --> 00:10:52.220
  • I think it's great that Paul
  • 00:10:52.220 --> 00:10:54.000
  • writes in the New Testament, and
  • 00:10:54.000 --> 00:10:55.190
  • he says, "Not many mighty, not
  • 00:10:55.190 --> 00:10:57.060
  • many wise, not many noble."
  • 00:10:57.060 --> 00:10:59.260
  • He says, "God chooses the base
  • 00:10:59.260 --> 00:11:01.020
  • things."
  • 00:11:01.020 --> 00:11:02.270
  • In other words, if God chose
  • 00:11:02.270 --> 00:11:04.040
  • you, it's not because you were
  • 00:11:04.040 --> 00:11:05.290
  • great.
  • 00:11:05.290 --> 00:11:08.050
  • He chose you because he thought,
  • 00:11:08.050 --> 00:11:09.090
  • "I can use them and get all the
  • 00:11:09.090 --> 00:11:10.200
  • glory because everybody will
  • 00:11:10.200 --> 00:11:13.020
  • know it wasn't them."
  • 00:11:15.110 --> 00:11:18.110
  • So, literally, Gideon goes, and
  • 00:11:18.110 --> 00:11:20.210
  • God uses him to deliver a
  • 00:11:20.210 --> 00:11:23.130
  • nation.
  • 00:11:23.130 --> 00:11:25.030
  • But his destiny changed when the
  • 00:11:25.190 --> 00:11:28.190
  • Angel of the Lord said to him,
  • 00:11:28.190 --> 00:11:31.060
  • "Hail, you mighty man of valor!"
  • 00:11:31.060 --> 00:11:33.080
  • A declaration was made over him.
  • 00:11:33.160 --> 00:11:36.160
  • You know, God's made some
  • 00:11:36.160 --> 00:11:37.130
  • declarations over you.
  • 00:11:37.130 --> 00:11:40.100
  • He says that you're victorious,
  • 00:11:40.100 --> 00:11:42.100
  • that you're an overcomer, that
  • 00:11:42.100 --> 00:11:44.000
  • you're righteous, that you're
  • 00:11:44.000 --> 00:11:44.260
  • justified, that you're
  • 00:11:44.260 --> 00:11:45.290
  • delivered, that you're a victor,
  • 00:11:45.290 --> 00:11:48.120
  • that you're an ambassador for
  • 00:11:48.120 --> 00:11:49.180
  • God.
  • 00:11:49.180 --> 00:11:51.130
  • God has made some declarations
  • 00:11:51.130 --> 00:11:52.260
  • over us, and we need to begin to
  • 00:11:52.260 --> 00:11:55.050
  • agree with God and begin to
  • 00:11:55.050 --> 00:11:57.190
  • speak what God speaks because,
  • 00:11:57.190 --> 00:12:00.020
  • "Death and life are in the power
  • 00:12:00.020 --> 00:12:02.050
  • of the tongue, and they that
  • 00:12:02.050 --> 00:12:04.080
  • love it will eat the fruit
  • 00:12:04.080 --> 00:12:06.180
  • thereof."
  • 00:12:06.180 --> 00:12:07.270
  • Now, you can take the truth and
  • 00:12:07.270 --> 00:12:09.050
  • forget it, but you won't eat its
  • 00:12:09.050 --> 00:12:12.030
  • fruit.
  • 00:12:12.030 --> 00:12:13.060
  • You won't receive the benefit
  • 00:12:13.060 --> 00:12:14.250
  • just automatically.
  • 00:12:14.250 --> 00:12:16.170
  • We need to begin to say what God
  • 00:12:16.170 --> 00:12:18.230
  • says about us.
  • 00:12:18.230 --> 00:12:20.230
  • "This book of the law shall not
  • 00:12:20.230 --> 00:12:22.140
  • depart out of your mouth," all
  • 00:12:22.220 --> 00:12:25.220
  • right?
  • 00:12:25.220 --> 00:12:27.130
  • Now, it's when we begin to speak
  • 00:12:27.130 --> 00:12:28.280
  • things, speak what God says
  • 00:12:28.280 --> 00:12:30.200
  • about us, that literally,
  • 00:12:30.200 --> 00:12:32.070
  • revelation comes.
  • 00:12:32.070 --> 00:12:33.240
  • And every increase in faith is
  • 00:12:33.240 --> 00:12:35.150
  • always because of an increase of
  • 00:12:35.150 --> 00:12:37.120
  • revelation.
  • 00:12:37.120 --> 00:12:39.030
  • But I wanna talk to you about a
  • 00:12:39.030 --> 00:12:40.090
  • few things that you and I need
  • 00:12:40.090 --> 00:12:41.220
  • to declare over our lives, all
  • 00:12:41.220 --> 00:12:44.200
  • right?
  • 00:12:44.200 --> 00:12:45.200
  • We need to begin to declare
  • 00:12:45.200 --> 00:12:48.080
  • words of faith, literally, that
  • 00:12:48.080 --> 00:12:50.260
  • frame our future.
  • 00:12:50.260 --> 00:12:53.230
  • David said, "I will go," and
  • 00:12:53.230 --> 00:12:55.260
  • that declaration that "God will
  • 00:12:55.260 --> 00:12:57.250
  • deliver that giant into my hand"
  • 00:12:57.250 --> 00:13:00.240
  • took him from the pasture to the
  • 00:13:00.240 --> 00:13:02.200
  • palace.
  • 00:13:02.200 --> 00:13:03.280
  • The Angel's declaration to
  • 00:13:03.280 --> 00:13:05.160
  • Gideon, "Mighty man of valor!"
  • 00:13:05.160 --> 00:13:08.140
  • changed his destiny.
  • 00:13:08.140 --> 00:13:11.040
  • Now, Jesus said this in Mark 11,
  • 00:13:13.000 --> 00:13:16.000
  • verse 23.
  • 00:13:16.000 --> 00:13:17.230
  • Now, literally, there's just,
  • 00:13:17.230 --> 00:13:19.000
  • there's three verses here where
  • 00:13:19.000 --> 00:13:20.200
  • Jesus talks about faith.
  • 00:13:20.200 --> 00:13:22.270
  • And in those three verses, Jesus
  • 00:13:22.270 --> 00:13:25.270
  • talks more about faith than he
  • 00:13:25.270 --> 00:13:28.070
  • does in any other place.
  • 00:13:28.070 --> 00:13:30.150
  • And how many of you will agree
  • 00:13:30.150 --> 00:13:31.260
  • with me when I make this
  • 00:13:31.260 --> 00:13:33.140
  • statement, that Jesus knows more
  • 00:13:33.140 --> 00:13:35.190
  • about faith than you do, or than
  • 00:13:35.270 --> 00:13:38.270
  • I do?
  • 00:13:38.270 --> 00:13:40.170
  • Because if somebody says to me,
  • 00:13:40.170 --> 00:13:42.060
  • "What is faith?" I say, "Well,
  • 00:13:42.060 --> 00:13:43.060
  • it's believing, it's confidence,
  • 00:13:43.060 --> 00:13:44.260
  • it's trusting," all right?
  • 00:13:44.260 --> 00:13:47.120
  • But Jesus has just cursed a fig
  • 00:13:47.120 --> 00:13:49.160
  • tree, and it withered up from
  • 00:13:49.160 --> 00:13:51.170
  • its roots.
  • 00:13:51.170 --> 00:13:53.120
  • And his disciples say, "Look at
  • 00:13:53.120 --> 00:13:54.110
  • that tree."
  • 00:13:54.110 --> 00:13:55.070
  • "And Jesus said to them, 'Have
  • 00:13:55.070 --> 00:13:56.250
  • faith in God.'"
  • 00:13:56.250 --> 00:13:58.260
  • And then he said, "For verily,
  • 00:13:58.260 --> 00:13:59.290
  • verily, I say unto you."
  • 00:13:59.290 --> 00:14:02.110
  • And let me just remind you that
  • 00:14:02.110 --> 00:14:04.170
  • when Jesus says, "Verily,
  • 00:14:04.170 --> 00:14:05.280
  • verily," or, "Assuredly," or,
  • 00:14:05.280 --> 00:14:07.290
  • "Truly," some of your
  • 00:14:07.290 --> 00:14:09.080
  • translations say, I just wanna
  • 00:14:09.160 --> 00:14:12.160
  • remind you Jesus always tells
  • 00:14:12.160 --> 00:14:13.220
  • the truth, right?
  • 00:14:13.220 --> 00:14:16.120
  • So, when he tells you he's gonna
  • 00:14:16.120 --> 00:14:17.100
  • tell you the truth before he
  • 00:14:17.100 --> 00:14:18.110
  • tells you the truth, this is
  • 00:14:18.110 --> 00:14:19.160
  • what it means.
  • 00:14:19.160 --> 00:14:20.270
  • It means he's gonna tell you the
  • 00:14:20.270 --> 00:14:21.290
  • truth, but you won't believe it.
  • 00:14:23.270 --> 00:14:26.270
  • So, I'm gonna read something,
  • 00:14:26.270 --> 00:14:28.160
  • and as I read this, this is what
  • 00:14:28.160 --> 00:14:30.170
  • your brain's gonna tell you:
  • 00:14:30.170 --> 00:14:32.170
  • "That ain't right.
  • 00:14:32.170 --> 00:14:35.020
  • There's more to it than that.
  • 00:14:35.020 --> 00:14:37.050
  • It won't work for me."
  • 00:14:37.050 --> 00:14:39.050
  • But Jesus said, "Verily,
  • 00:14:39.050 --> 00:14:40.280
  • verily," "Truly, truly,"
  • 00:14:40.280 --> 00:14:42.140
  • "Assuredly."
  • 00:14:42.140 --> 00:14:44.010
  • In other words, he's saying,
  • 00:14:44.010 --> 00:14:45.000
  • "What I'm gonna tell you, it's
  • 00:14:45.000 --> 00:14:47.050
  • gonna put your brain on tilt."
  • 00:14:47.070 --> 00:14:50.070
  • Okay, here's what he says.
  • 00:14:50.070 --> 00:14:52.080
  • "Whosoever," who will this work
  • 00:14:53.240 --> 00:14:56.240
  • for?
  • 00:14:57.000 --> 00:15:00.020
  • "Whosoever."
  • 00:15:00.020 --> 00:15:01.060
  • So it's not just what you
  • 00:15:01.060 --> 00:15:02.260
  • believe, but you have to
  • 00:15:02.260 --> 00:15:04.160
  • believe.
  • 00:15:04.160 --> 00:15:05.270
  • But faith works for, "Whosoever
  • 00:15:05.270 --> 00:15:07.260
  • will say," "Whosoever will say."
  • 00:15:10.120 --> 00:15:13.120
  • What declaration have you been
  • 00:15:13.120 --> 00:15:15.000
  • making?
  • 00:15:15.000 --> 00:15:16.140
  • "Well, nothing ever works out
  • 00:15:16.140 --> 00:15:17.170
  • for me.
  • 00:15:17.170 --> 00:15:19.010
  • I'm just a loser, never gonna
  • 00:15:19.010 --> 00:15:20.110
  • change.
  • 00:15:20.110 --> 00:15:21.190
  • I'm never gonna be free.
  • 00:15:21.190 --> 00:15:23.020
  • I'll always be broke.
  • 00:15:23.020 --> 00:15:24.120
  • Nothin' ever works out for me."
  • 00:15:24.120 --> 00:15:26.220
  • Or is your declaration, "My God
  • 00:15:26.220 --> 00:15:29.140
  • will supply all of my needs
  • 00:15:29.140 --> 00:15:31.000
  • according to his riches in glory
  • 00:15:31.000 --> 00:15:32.120
  • by Christ Jesus.
  • 00:15:32.120 --> 00:15:33.250
  • I overcome by the blood of the
  • 00:15:33.250 --> 00:15:35.050
  • Lamb and the word of my
  • 00:15:35.050 --> 00:15:36.200
  • testimony.
  • 00:15:36.200 --> 00:15:38.090
  • He forgives all my iniquities
  • 00:15:38.090 --> 00:15:39.260
  • and he heals all of my
  • 00:15:39.260 --> 00:15:41.010
  • diseases."
  • 00:15:41.010 --> 00:15:43.130
  • What is your declaration, all
  • 00:15:43.130 --> 00:15:46.010
  • right?
  • 00:15:46.010 --> 00:15:47.030
  • We need to begin to say what God
  • 00:15:47.030 --> 00:15:48.240
  • says.
  • 00:15:48.240 --> 00:15:49.200
  • "This book of the law shall not
  • 00:15:49.200 --> 00:15:50.240
  • depart out of your mouth," all
  • 00:15:50.240 --> 00:15:53.080
  • right?
  • 00:15:53.080 --> 00:15:53.280
  • And, literally, our declarations
  • 00:15:53.280 --> 00:15:56.080
  • unlock our destiny.
  • 00:15:56.080 --> 00:15:58.000
  • Our declarations unlock the
  • 00:15:58.000 --> 00:16:00.020
  • provision that God has for us.
  • 00:16:00.260 --> 00:16:03.260
  • The children of Israel have come
  • 00:16:03.260 --> 00:16:05.190
  • out of Egypt and they've come to
  • 00:16:05.190 --> 00:16:07.140
  • the edge of the Promised Land.
  • 00:16:07.140 --> 00:16:09.290
  • And they're in a place called
  • 00:16:09.290 --> 00:16:11.050
  • Kadesh-barnea.
  • 00:16:11.050 --> 00:16:13.010
  • And Moses sends in 12 spies and
  • 00:16:13.010 --> 00:16:15.190
  • says, "Go walk through the land.
  • 00:16:15.190 --> 00:16:18.000
  • Bring us back a report.
  • 00:16:18.000 --> 00:16:20.080
  • Are the cities walled?
  • 00:16:20.130 --> 00:16:23.130
  • Are the people few or many?
  • 00:16:23.130 --> 00:16:25.040
  • What are the crops?"
  • 00:16:25.040 --> 00:16:26.210
  • And the people, the 12 spies,
  • 00:16:26.210 --> 00:16:28.220
  • they go and they pass through
  • 00:16:28.220 --> 00:16:30.230
  • the land for 40 days, and they
  • 00:16:30.230 --> 00:16:32.140
  • come back.
  • 00:16:32.140 --> 00:16:34.090
  • And you've probably seen the
  • 00:16:34.090 --> 00:16:35.270
  • picture.
  • 00:16:35.270 --> 00:16:36.250
  • It's on some of the Israeli
  • 00:16:36.250 --> 00:16:37.280
  • coins today.
  • 00:16:37.280 --> 00:16:39.090
  • There's two men, and they're
  • 00:16:39.090 --> 00:16:41.040
  • hauling a cluster of grapes in
  • 00:16:42.000 --> 00:16:45.000
  • between them that they cut down
  • 00:16:45.000 --> 00:16:46.240
  • in the Valley of Eshcol.
  • 00:16:46.240 --> 00:16:48.210
  • And it's so big, it takes two
  • 00:16:48.210 --> 00:16:50.160
  • men to carry one cluster of
  • 00:16:50.160 --> 00:16:52.180
  • grapes.
  • 00:16:52.180 --> 00:16:53.080
  • These are not the ones you buy
  • 00:16:53.080 --> 00:16:54.000
  • at Costco, all right?
  • 00:16:54.240 --> 00:16:57.240
  • And they came back and they say,
  • 00:16:57.240 --> 00:16:58.280
  • "Wow, just like God said, that
  • 00:17:00.020 --> 00:17:03.020
  • land flows with milk and honey,
  • 00:17:03.060 --> 00:17:06.060
  • all right?
  • 00:17:06.060 --> 00:17:07.070
  • And they said, "But we are not
  • 00:17:07.070 --> 00:17:08.150
  • able to go up against the
  • 00:17:08.150 --> 00:17:09.190
  • people, for they are stronger
  • 00:17:09.190 --> 00:17:11.190
  • than we."
  • 00:17:11.190 --> 00:17:13.020
  • And they said, "We saw the
  • 00:17:13.020 --> 00:17:14.080
  • giants, and we saw the walled
  • 00:17:14.080 --> 00:17:16.110
  • cities, and we saw the seven
  • 00:17:16.110 --> 00:17:19.030
  • nations, and we are not able to
  • 00:17:19.030 --> 00:17:20.290
  • go up."
  • 00:17:20.290 --> 00:17:22.290
  • "But Caleb quieted the people
  • 00:17:22.290 --> 00:17:25.230
  • before Moses, and said, 'Let us
  • 00:17:25.230 --> 00:17:26.240
  • go up at once and take
  • 00:17:26.240 --> 00:17:27.200
  • possession, for we are well able
  • 00:17:27.200 --> 00:17:28.270
  • to overcome it.'"
  • 00:17:28.270 --> 00:17:30.170
  • Well, this was God's observation
  • 00:17:31.040 --> 00:17:34.040
  • of the ten spies.
  • 00:17:34.040 --> 00:17:36.040
  • He said, "They gave the children
  • 00:17:36.040 --> 00:17:37.000
  • of Israel a bad report of the
  • 00:17:37.000 --> 00:17:38.230
  • land through which they had
  • 00:17:38.230 --> 00:17:39.230
  • spied out, saying, 'The land
  • 00:17:39.230 --> 00:17:41.220
  • through which we have gone as
  • 00:17:41.220 --> 00:17:43.000
  • spies is a land that devours its
  • 00:17:43.000 --> 00:17:44.210
  • inhabitants, and all the people
  • 00:17:44.210 --> 00:17:47.030
  • there whom we saw in it were men
  • 00:17:47.030 --> 00:17:49.090
  • of great stature.
  • 00:17:49.090 --> 00:17:50.250
  • There we saw the giants (the
  • 00:17:50.250 --> 00:17:51.260
  • descendants of Anak came from
  • 00:17:51.260 --> 00:17:53.050
  • the giants); and we were like
  • 00:17:53.050 --> 00:17:54.090
  • grasshoppers in our sight, and
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  • so we were in their sight.'"
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  • And they said, "We cannot go
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  • in."
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  • Two, Joshua and Caleb, said,
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  • "Let us go in at once and take
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  • possession."
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  • Ten said, "We are not able."
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  • And it's interesting, the Bible
  • 00:18:07.200 --> 00:18:08.130
  • says that 2 million people rose
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  • up and began to complain and
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  • began to cry and said, "Why has
  • 00:18:15.010 --> 00:18:17.020
  • God brought us here, so that
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  • we're gonna die?
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  • That our wives and our children
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  • are gonna become victims?
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  • It would have been better for us
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  • if we had just stayed in Egypt.
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  • Now, in fact, let's select a
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  • leader and let's go back to
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  • Egypt."
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  • And the Bible says that "they,
  • 00:18:30.050 --> 00:18:31.020
  • literally, they began to weep
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  • and cry all night."
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  • "It'd be better for us to just
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  • go back to Egypt."
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  • "It'd be better for us to just
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  • die here."
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  • And God said, "'As I live,' says
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  • the Lord, 'just as you have
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  • spoken in my hearing, so I will
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  • do to you.'"
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  • You think God ever listens to
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  • what you say?
  • 00:18:51.100 --> 00:18:54.060
  • "As you've spoke in my hearing,
  • 00:18:54.060 --> 00:18:56.220
  • so I will do to you."
  • 00:18:56.220 --> 00:18:58.040
  • He said, "Every one of you, from
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  • 20 years old and above, that
  • 00:18:59.290 --> 00:19:01.230
  • said, 'We cannot go in,' you
  • 00:19:01.230 --> 00:19:03.210
  • will not go in.
  • 00:19:03.210 --> 00:19:06.000
  • But Joshua and Caleb said, 'Let
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  • us go in at once and take
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  • possession,' and they will go
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  • in."
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  • Forty years pass, two million
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  • people have died, everybody who
  • 00:19:16.180 --> 00:19:19.140
  • said, "We cannot go in," died.
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  • Two are still alive: Joshua and
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  • Caleb.
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  • And they go in, and they take
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  • possession.
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  • God said, "As you've spoken in
  • 00:19:31.140 --> 00:19:32.060
  • my hearing, so I will do to
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  • you."
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  • Is it interesting that everybody
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  • got what they said?
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  • Everybody got what they were
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  • saying and believing.
  • 00:19:41.170 --> 00:19:43.240
  • And God says, "As you've spoken
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  • in my ear, so I will do to you.
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  • That's what you're gonna get."
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  • "This book of the law shall not
  • 00:19:51.280 --> 00:19:54.190
  • depart out of your mouth."
  • 00:19:55.140 --> 00:19:58.140
  • When they said, "We cannot go
  • 00:19:58.160 --> 00:20:01.160
  • in," and God said, "I've given
  • 00:20:01.160 --> 00:20:03.230
  • you the land," this is what God
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  • said.
  • 00:20:05.010 --> 00:20:06.130
  • He said, "They gave a bad
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  • report."
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  • They gave a bad report.
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  • When God says, "You can," and
  • 00:20:10.000 --> 00:20:11.270
  • you say you can't, God says,
  • 00:20:11.270 --> 00:20:13.220
  • "That's a bad report."
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  • When God says, "You are," and
  • 00:20:15.110 --> 00:20:16.210
  • you say you're not, that's a bad
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  • report.
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  • Let me close with one last
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  • Scripture, James chapter 3:
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  • "Likewise, look at the ships:
  • 00:20:25.060 --> 00:20:28.060
  • though they are so great and
  • 00:20:28.060 --> 00:20:29.120
  • driven by rough winds, they are
  • 00:20:29.120 --> 00:20:31.130
  • steered by a very small rudder
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  • wherever the impulse of the
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  • helmsman desires.
  • 00:20:35.200 --> 00:20:38.010
  • Even so the tongue is a little
  • 00:20:38.050 --> 00:20:41.050
  • member."
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  • If a ship is out on the ocean
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  • and a hurricane comes, the
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  • hurricane does not determine the
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  • direction of the ship.
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  • The rudder determines the
  • 00:20:52.270 --> 00:20:55.270
  • direction of the ship.
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  • Now, that hurricane may affect
  • 00:20:57.130 --> 00:20:58.180
  • the ship, but it's the rudder
  • 00:20:58.180 --> 00:21:01.060
  • that determines the direction
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  • that that ship is gonna go.
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  • And James says here, "In the
  • 00:21:05.270 --> 00:21:07.040
  • same way, the tongue."
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  • "Even so, the tongue."
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  • You may be in the middle of a
  • 00:21:11.160 --> 00:21:13.220
  • hurricane, but what James says
  • 00:21:13.220 --> 00:21:16.110
  • is this.
  • 00:21:16.110 --> 00:21:17.190
  • He says, "It's not that
  • 00:21:17.190 --> 00:21:18.120
  • hurricane that's gonna determine
  • 00:21:18.120 --> 00:21:19.180
  • your ultimate destination.
  • 00:21:19.200 --> 00:21:22.200
  • What's gonna determine your
  • 00:21:22.200 --> 00:21:23.120
  • ultimate destination is gonna be
  • 00:21:23.120 --> 00:21:25.030
  • your rudder.
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  • It's your tongue.
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  • Just like a rudder on a ship,"
  • 00:21:27.270 --> 00:21:30.090
  • he's sayin', "so is your
  • 00:21:30.090 --> 00:21:32.090
  • tongue."
  • 00:21:32.090 --> 00:21:32.280
  • "Even so the tongue is a little
  • 00:21:32.280 --> 00:21:33.170
  • member, and it can boast of
  • 00:21:33.170 --> 00:21:35.150
  • great things.
  • 00:21:35.150 --> 00:21:36.120
  • See how much wood or how great a
  • 00:21:36.120 --> 00:21:38.060
  • forest a tiny spark can set
  • 00:21:39.260 --> 00:21:42.260
  • ablaze."
  • 00:21:42.260 --> 00:21:44.250
  • In other words, your tongue can
  • 00:21:44.250 --> 00:21:46.270
  • cause things to begin to happen
  • 00:21:46.270 --> 00:21:49.090
  • in your life, good things or bad
  • 00:21:50.030 --> 00:21:53.030
  • things.
  • 00:21:53.030 --> 00:21:54.080
  • In fact, notice that he said
  • 00:21:54.080 --> 00:21:55.180
  • that "it is set on fire by
  • 00:21:55.180 --> 00:21:58.180
  • hell."
  • 00:21:58.180 --> 00:22:00.050
  • In other words, there is nothing
  • 00:22:00.050 --> 00:22:01.160
  • the devil likes more than to use
  • 00:22:01.160 --> 00:22:03.290
  • the words of your mouth to bring
  • 00:22:03.290 --> 00:22:06.100
  • bad and evil into your life.
  • 00:22:07.270 --> 00:22:10.270
  • I think it's interesting the
  • 00:22:10.270 --> 00:22:11.200
  • Bible says to, "Take the shield
  • 00:22:11.200 --> 00:22:13.000
  • of faith with which we quench
  • 00:22:13.000 --> 00:22:15.100
  • all of the fiery darts of the
  • 00:22:15.100 --> 00:22:18.070
  • wicked one."
  • 00:22:18.070 --> 00:22:19.260
  • Those fiery darts, probably 80%
  • 00:22:20.060 --> 00:22:23.060
  • of 'em, come out of your mouth.
  • 00:22:23.100 --> 00:22:26.100
  • In other words, you're saying
  • 00:22:26.100 --> 00:22:28.250
  • something that is contrary to
  • 00:22:28.250 --> 00:22:30.060
  • what God says, and the enemy is
  • 00:22:30.060 --> 00:22:32.260
  • the one who's motivating, and
  • 00:22:32.260 --> 00:22:34.180
  • he's the one who's gonna use
  • 00:22:34.180 --> 00:22:35.170
  • those words that come out of
  • 00:22:35.170 --> 00:22:38.100
  • your and my mouth.
  • 00:22:39.100 --> 00:22:42.100
  • It's ignited or set on fire by
  • 00:22:42.110 --> 00:22:45.110
  • hell.
  • 00:22:45.110 --> 00:22:46.130
  • Let's not let the enemy use the
  • 00:22:46.130 --> 00:22:48.160
  • words of our mouth.
  • 00:22:48.160 --> 00:22:50.180
  • "This book of the law shall not
  • 00:22:50.180 --> 00:22:53.080
  • depart out of your mouth, but
  • 00:22:53.160 --> 00:22:56.160
  • you shall meditate therein day
  • 00:22:56.160 --> 00:22:59.060
  • and night."
  • 00:22:59.060 --> 00:23:00.180
  • As we spend time, just like
  • 00:23:00.180 --> 00:23:02.150
  • Jesus, opening the book, finding
  • 00:23:03.000 --> 00:23:06.000
  • the place where it's written,
  • 00:23:06.000 --> 00:23:07.110
  • and saying, "Today, what the
  • 00:23:07.110 --> 00:23:09.020
  • Bible says right here about me
  • 00:23:09.030 --> 00:23:12.030
  • is true."
  • 00:23:12.030 --> 00:23:13.230
  • As we begin to agree with God,
  • 00:23:13.230 --> 00:23:15.230
  • we are gonna begin to see, just
  • 00:23:15.230 --> 00:23:17.190
  • like David did, things begin to
  • 00:23:17.190 --> 00:23:19.230
  • change in our life, in our
  • 00:23:19.230 --> 00:23:22.000
  • family, in our body, in our
  • 00:23:22.000 --> 00:23:23.290
  • finances, in our businesses, in
  • 00:23:23.290 --> 00:23:26.040
  • our jobs.
  • 00:23:26.040 --> 00:23:27.060
  • Things are gonna begin to
  • 00:23:27.060 --> 00:23:27.290
  • change.
  • 00:23:27.290 --> 00:23:29.110
  • Chains are gonna begin to fall
  • 00:23:29.110 --> 00:23:30.200
  • off when you begin to say what
  • 00:23:30.200 --> 00:23:33.060
  • God says about you.
  • 00:23:33.060 --> 00:23:36.000
  • Revelation 12, verse 11 says:
  • 00:23:36.000 --> 00:23:38.280
  • "And they," that's us, "overcome
  • 00:23:39.210 --> 00:23:42.210
  • him," that's the devil and
  • 00:23:42.210 --> 00:23:44.270
  • everything he brings, "by the
  • 00:23:44.270 --> 00:23:46.240
  • blood of the Lamb and the word
  • 00:23:47.140 --> 00:23:50.140
  • of your testimony."
  • 00:23:50.140 --> 00:23:52.060
  • You know, there really is no
  • 00:23:52.060 --> 00:23:53.190
  • overcoming victory without the
  • 00:23:53.190 --> 00:23:56.140
  • word of your testimony.
  • 00:23:56.140 --> 00:23:59.070
  • Jesus said, "This will work for
  • 00:23:59.070 --> 00:24:00.170
  • whosoever will say."
  • 00:24:00.170 --> 00:24:03.160
  • "This book of the law shall not
  • 00:24:03.160 --> 00:24:05.150
  • depart out of your mouth."
  • 00:24:06.060 --> 00:24:09.060
  • - Pastor Duane: Say, God made
  • 00:24:09.060 --> 00:24:09.240
  • fish to swim in an ocean.
  • 00:24:09.240 --> 00:24:11.140
  • He made eagles to fly in the
  • 00:24:11.140 --> 00:24:13.020
  • sky.
  • 00:24:13.020 --> 00:24:13.250
  • But he made you to have
  • 00:24:13.250 --> 00:24:15.040
  • relationship with him.
  • 00:24:15.040 --> 00:24:16.240
  • And if you don't have
  • 00:24:16.240 --> 00:24:17.130
  • relationship with God, you're
  • 00:24:17.130 --> 00:24:19.040
  • living life, but you're not
  • 00:24:19.040 --> 00:24:20.130
  • living life to its fullest.
  • 00:24:20.130 --> 00:24:22.080
  • You're not living life the way
  • 00:24:22.080 --> 00:24:23.080
  • you were intended to live life.
  • 00:24:23.080 --> 00:24:25.190
  • Your purpose is to have
  • 00:24:25.190 --> 00:24:27.110
  • relationship with God.
  • 00:24:27.110 --> 00:24:28.250
  • And if you're watching today and
  • 00:24:28.250 --> 00:24:31.020
  • you realize, "I'm not right with
  • 00:24:31.020 --> 00:24:32.100
  • God, and I don't have that
  • 00:24:32.100 --> 00:24:33.120
  • relationship," would you bow
  • 00:24:33.120 --> 00:24:35.140
  • your head and pray a prayer
  • 00:24:35.140 --> 00:24:36.260
  • right now with me and begin that
  • 00:24:36.260 --> 00:24:39.000
  • relationship with God?
  • 00:24:39.000 --> 00:24:40.180
  • Just say: "Oh, God, I believe
  • 00:24:40.180 --> 00:24:43.170
  • Jesus died on the cross.
  • 00:24:43.170 --> 00:24:46.030
  • I believe his blood paid for my
  • 00:24:46.030 --> 00:24:47.140
  • sins, and I believe he rose
  • 00:24:47.140 --> 00:24:49.150
  • again.
  • 00:24:49.150 --> 00:24:50.210
  • And today I give him all of my
  • 00:24:50.210 --> 00:24:52.200
  • heart and all of my life.
  • 00:24:52.200 --> 00:24:55.040
  • I'm gonna live for him every
  • 00:24:55.040 --> 00:24:56.070
  • day.
  • 00:24:56.070 --> 00:24:57.130
  • And I thank you that you love
  • 00:24:57.130 --> 00:24:59.030
  • me, that you've heard my prayer,
  • 00:24:59.030 --> 00:25:01.140
  • that you receive me, that I am
  • 00:25:01.140 --> 00:25:03.200
  • forgiven, and I'm a part of your
  • 00:25:03.200 --> 00:25:05.250
  • family now today and forever, in
  • 00:25:06.170 --> 00:25:09.170
  • Jesus' name, amen."
  • 00:25:09.170 --> 00:25:11.250
  • You know, if you prayed that
  • 00:25:11.250 --> 00:25:12.190
  • prayer from your heart, God
  • 00:25:12.190 --> 00:25:14.020
  • heard that prayer, and you are
  • 00:25:14.020 --> 00:25:15.140
  • right with God.
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