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That's Not How This Works: I Want To Love My Life

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February 19, 2018
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That's Not How This Works: I Want To Love My Life

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  • - Beth Jones: Be a Bible
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  • believer.
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  • Set some traps about the truth,
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  • not about facts,
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  • about the higher truth,
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  • the truth of God's Word.
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  • - male: On today's episode of
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  • "The Basics with Beth," Beth
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  • Jones teaches on the power of
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  • our words to determine the
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  • course of our life.
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  • CC by Aberdeen Captioning 1-800-688-6621 abercap.com
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  • - Beth: Today, we're gonna talk
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  • about "I Want to Love My Life."
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  • How does that work?
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  • I wanna love my life.
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  • And again, is there a secret
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  • sauce.
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  • I mean, in truth, there's no one
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  • magic bullet for the whole
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  • Christian life, but there are
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  • certain key things.
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  • There are certain specific
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  • things that you might call "the
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  • secret sauce."
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  • There's some things you observe.
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  • There's some things you see.
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  • There's some patterns you begin
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  • to see, and one of those is what
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  • we're gonna talk about today.
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  • This is a secret.
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  • This is a pattern.
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  • This is a life truth.
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  • This is a pillar.
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  • This is a stake in the ground.
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  • Like I said, some of you have
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  • heard this before and you're
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  • gonna hear it with fresh ears, I
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  • believe.
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  • Others of you, it'll be
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  • brand new.
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  • But for all of us, myself
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  • included, no matter how many
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  • times we've heard it, it's
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  • always that reminder, like,
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  • "Okay, God, that's how it works.
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  • That's how it works.
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  • I was wanting it to work some
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  • other way, but this is how it
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  • works.
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  • So, what is it?
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  • 1 Peter 3, verses 8 through 10
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  • says this: "Finally, all of you,
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  • live in harmony with one
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  • another; be sympathetic, love as
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  • brothers, be compassionate and
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  • humble.
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  • Do not repay evil with evil or
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  • insult with insult.
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  • But with blessing, because to
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  • this you were called so that you
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  • may inherit a blessing.
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  • For, 'Whoever would love life,'"
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  • we're talkin' about "I Want to
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  • Love My Love."
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  • "For whoever would love life and
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  • see good days must keep his
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  • tongue from evil and his lips
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  • from deceitful speech."
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  • So let's talk about what that
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  • actually means, and let me just
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  • give you a couple thoughts on
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  • that last sentence there.
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  • "Whoever would love life," we
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  • all wanna love life.
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  • I wanna love my life.
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  • I wanna live the life I love.
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  • How do I do that?
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  • Well, we're gonna find out how
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  • it doesn't work and how it does
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  • work.
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  • And it says right here, "If you
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  • wanna love your life and see
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  • good days, there's some things
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  • to do and some things not to
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  • do."
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  • This idea of seeing good days,
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  • of loving your life, just so
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  • we're all on the same page,
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  • literally, it means "to
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  • experience with your senses,"
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  • not just in theory and not just
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  • spiritually, that too, but not
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  • just spiritually, to love your
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  • life, all that your life
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  • consists of, to love your life
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  • and to see good days.
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  • Even in the middle of a storm,
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  • even in the middle of
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  • tribulations, you still know,
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  • "I'm getting to the other side.
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  • I'm gonna see good days."
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  • Experientially, that's a
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  • knowing.
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  • That's a thing you walk in.
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  • It's not one of those things
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  • like, "Oh, you know, I'm must
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  • waitin' for the other shoe to
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  • drop, you know?
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  • You know what they say, three
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  • things in a row.
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  • Two bad things have happened.
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  • There's probably another one
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  • coming."
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  • I mean, that way of thinking is
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  • not--you guys know this, right?
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  • That's not the Bible way to
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  • think.
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  • That's the world's way to think,
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  • but that's not the Bible way to
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  • think.
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  • And it's true.
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  • You can love life and see good
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  • days, experience good days.
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  • And the secret, one of the
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  • secrets, is to, "Keep your
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  • tongue from," what?
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  • "From evil," which we'll
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  • describe that here in just a
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  • minute, "and from deceit."
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  • So the idea of evil, of course,
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  • some of it you'll know, you
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  • know, it's things that are bad,
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  • things that are wicked, things
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  • that are ungodly, like, evil,
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  • things that are just bad, like,
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  • certain language, certain things
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  • you wouldn't say, certain things
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  • you wouldn't post, certain
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  • things that just wouldn't be a
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  • part of your Christian
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  • experience.
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  • Evil things, things that are
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  • deceitful, things that are lies,
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  • things that are like a decoy,
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  • manipulative, and so on.
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  • But the other part of evil,
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  • which I guess I will get into,
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  • is doubt and unbelief.
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  • God calls doubt and unbelief
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  • evil.
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  • We'll see an example of that in
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  • just a minute.
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  • So, if we wanna love life and
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  • see good days, then all we're
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  • saying is we're gonna have to do
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  • something with the Holy Spirit's
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  • help, with our mouth.
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  • That's how it works.
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  • We're gonna have to do something
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  • with our tongue.
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  • We're gonna have to do something
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  • with the words we say.
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  • And to just be neutral won't
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  • give you the life you love.
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  • Now, that's a good place to
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  • start.
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  • Some people are in overdrive and
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  • they just gotta shift into
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  • neutral with their mouth.
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  • Look at your neighbor and say,
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  • "I know she's not talkin' about
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  • you."
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  • And then you've gotta put it in
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  • drive again, but you have to be
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  • intentional about the things
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  • you're gonna let
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  • come out of your mouth.
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  • And we're gonna see why that's
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  • so important 'cause we do live
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  • in a culture, as you guys know,
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  • where people tend to be very
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  • free with their words.
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  • It seems like even more so in
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  • the last couple of years, more
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  • polarizing, more opinionated,
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  • more anger.
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  • The Bible says, "The love of
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  • many will grow cold in the last
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  • days," and we can sure see that,
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  • can't we?
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  • We can sure see that by virtue
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  • of what people are saying, the
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  • words that are coming out of our
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  • mouths or people's mouths around
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  • us.
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  • And the thing is, you can't
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  • control what anybody else says.
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  • You can only control what you
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  • say, and it goes back to, bottom
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  • line is, do you want to love
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  • life and see good days?
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  • Whatever anybody else wants to
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  • do, that's up to them, but do
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  • you want to love life and see
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  • good days?
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  • If so, then we just have to own
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  • it at the front end.
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  • "Okay, Lord, so that means I'm
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  • gonna have to pay attention to
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  • my words.
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  • I'm gonna have to get a grip on
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  • my lip," as we say, "pay
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  • attention to the things that I
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  • say."
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  • And let's get into the Bible and
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  • see what specifics we can learn.
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  • Proverbs 18:21 tells us: "The
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  • power of life and death is in
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  • the tongue, and those who love
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  • it will eat the fruit."
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  • Again, you guys have heard that
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  • verse many times.
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  • "The power of life and death," I
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  • mean, this is a huge statement.
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  • "The power of life and death is
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  • in the tongue," meaning our
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  • words are charged.
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  • They're loaded with life or
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  • death.
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  • "And those who love it,"
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  • love what?
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  • Well, love life or death.
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  • "Will eat the fruit of the words
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  • they speak."
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  • That's how it works.
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  • You can't just say any old
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  • thing.
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  • Tell your neighbor, "That's not
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  • how this works."
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  • You just can't any old thing.
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  • The power, the dynamite power,
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  • it's charged.
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  • Words are charged.
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  • Some people say it this way,
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  • "Words are containers."
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  • Words contain something.
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  • And then words go on a mission,
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  • which we'll see here in just a
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  • bit.
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  • So, "The power of life and death
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  • is in the tongue, those who love
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  • it will eat the fruit."
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  • So, in the Bible, really, from
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  • Genesis on, we see it's not
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  • technically called this, but we
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  • do see this principle.
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  • We do see this law of words.
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  • So it's not technically called
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  • "the law of words," but you do
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  • see this spiritual law at work
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  • from Genesis all the way through
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  • the end of the Bible, through
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  • the book of Revelation.
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  • And in Genesis, God creates Adam
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  • and Eve, and then he says to
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  • Adam, this is so amazing, he
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  • says to Adam, he gives Adam the
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  • authority, the power, to name
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  • all the animals, you know, and
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  • so, however he did that, however
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  • he lined 'em up or whatever
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  • he did.
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  • But the Scriptures say that
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  • "whatever Adam called it, that
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  • was its name."
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  • That's a principle, and again,
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  • we see it throughout and we see
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  • it here in Proverbs, "The power
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  • of life and death is in the
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  • tongue," that God has given us,
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  • his children, the power to say
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  • some things.
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  • And in large part, whatever we
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  • call it in our lives, that's
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  • what it is.
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  • And I'll give you some examples.
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  • But I mean, obvious ones are
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  • like, "I'm so stressed."
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  • That's what it is.
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  • You called it.
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  • That's what it is.
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  • "I'm so exhausted."
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  • That's what it is.
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  • "My kids drive me nuts."
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  • That is what it is.
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  • There's this law of words.
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  • The power of what we say
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  • matters.
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  • So, we're gonna look at it from
  • 00:08:06.100 --> 00:08:07.050
  • two metaphors, two different
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  • metaphors, from the metaphor of
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  • a rudder and from the metaphor
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  • of a trap.
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  • James 1, verse 3: "We can make a
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  • large horse go wherever we want
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  • by means of a small bit in its
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  • mouth."
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  • Okay, so we understand that,
  • 00:08:23.150 --> 00:08:24.130
  • verse 4: "And a small rudder
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  • makes a huge ship turn wherever
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  • the pilot choose to go, even
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  • though the winds are strong.
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  • In the same way, the tongue is a
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  • small thing that makes grand
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  • speeches.
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  • But a tiny spark can set a great
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  • forest on fire.
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  • And among all the parts of the
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  • body, the tongue is a flame of
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  • fire.
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  • It is a whole world of
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  • wickedness, corrupting your
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  • entire body.
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  • It can set your whole life on
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  • fire, for it is set on fire by
  • 00:08:50.060 --> 00:08:53.060
  • hell itself.
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  • People can tame all kinds of
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  • animals, birds, reptiles, and
  • 00:08:55.230 --> 00:08:57.010
  • fish but no one can tame the
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  • tongue."
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  • Which is true, no one can tame
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  • the tongue without the help of
  • 00:09:01.030 --> 00:09:04.000
  • the Holy Spirit, without the
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  • help of the Lord.
  • 00:09:05.200 --> 00:09:07.060
  • Our tongue just wants to wag and
  • 00:09:07.060 --> 00:09:08.170
  • say whatever it wants.
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  • It's a fire, it's a bit, or it's
  • 00:09:09.270 --> 00:09:11.290
  • a rudder.
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  • Verse 9: "Sometimes it praises
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  • our Lord and Father, and
  • 00:09:15.170 --> 00:09:17.000
  • sometimes it curses those who
  • 00:09:17.000 --> 00:09:18.180
  • have been made in the image of
  • 00:09:18.180 --> 00:09:19.130
  • God.
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  • And so blessing and cursing come
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  • pouring out of the same mouth
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  • Surely, my brothers and sisters,
  • 00:09:22.250 --> 00:09:24.240
  • this is not right!"
  • 00:09:24.240 --> 00:09:26.250
  • He could've said, "Surely, my
  • 00:09:26.250 --> 00:09:27.190
  • brothers and sisters, that's not
  • 00:09:27.190 --> 00:09:29.060
  • how this works."
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  • "Does a spring of water bubble
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  • out of both fresh water and
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  • bitter water?
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  • Does a fig tree produce olives,
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  • or a grapevine produce figs?
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  • No, you can't draw fresh water
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  • from a salty spring."
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  • That's not how it works.
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  • You have to go one or the other.
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  • You can't have it both ways and
  • 00:09:43.220 --> 00:09:45.280
  • live the love you love, love
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  • your life and see good days.
  • 00:09:47.170 --> 00:09:49.030
  • And he's giving us a picture
  • 00:09:49.030 --> 00:09:50.000
  • here, several metaphors, but
  • 00:09:50.000 --> 00:09:51.160
  • we're gonna just look at the
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  • rudder for just a moment.
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  • But a couple of things he says
  • 00:09:54.110 --> 00:09:55.190
  • here, and this is so true, and
  • 00:09:55.190 --> 00:09:56.240
  • again, this is one of those
  • 00:09:56.240 --> 00:09:57.140
  • basic truths.
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  • But, at some point, you just
  • 00:09:58.160 --> 00:10:00.000
  • have to--you have to embrace
  • 00:10:00.000 --> 00:10:02.120
  • this idea that we cannot go
  • 00:10:02.120 --> 00:10:05.120
  • north and south at the
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  • same time.
  • 00:10:07.240 --> 00:10:10.080
  • With our words, we can't go
  • 00:10:10.080 --> 00:10:11.200
  • north and south at the same time
  • 00:10:11.200 --> 00:10:14.000
  • and expect to get anywhere.
  • 00:10:14.000 --> 00:10:16.070
  • We can go north and south 'cause
  • 00:10:16.070 --> 00:10:17.140
  • we'll just go three steps north,
  • 00:10:17.270 --> 00:10:20.270
  • three steps south.
  • 00:10:20.270 --> 00:10:22.100
  • Where am I?
  • 00:10:22.100 --> 00:10:23.000
  • I'm just right where I was.
  • 00:10:23.000 --> 00:10:24.170
  • I went nowhere.
  • 00:10:24.170 --> 00:10:25.280
  • So if we don't wanna go anywhere
  • 00:10:25.280 --> 00:10:27.180
  • in life, in our marriage, in our
  • 00:10:27.180 --> 00:10:29.020
  • families, with our kids, in our
  • 00:10:29.020 --> 00:10:30.130
  • walk with God, and so on, if we
  • 00:10:30.130 --> 00:10:32.010
  • don't wanna go anywhere, then,
  • 00:10:32.010 --> 00:10:33.200
  • yes, we can definitely go north
  • 00:10:33.200 --> 00:10:35.090
  • and south.
  • 00:10:35.090 --> 00:10:36.090
  • We can definitely speak bitter
  • 00:10:36.090 --> 00:10:37.280
  • and sweet.
  • 00:10:37.280 --> 00:10:38.270
  • We can definitely speak fresh
  • 00:10:38.270 --> 00:10:40.150
  • and salty.
  • 00:10:40.150 --> 00:10:42.110
  • We can do that, totally do that
  • 00:10:42.110 --> 00:10:43.210
  • every day of the week and then
  • 00:10:43.210 --> 00:10:44.260
  • we'll just go nowhere.
  • 00:10:44.260 --> 00:10:45.250
  • But if we wanna go somewhere,
  • 00:10:45.250 --> 00:10:47.200
  • and I believe you guys do, if we
  • 00:10:47.200 --> 00:10:49.010
  • wanna love our life, if it's
  • 00:10:49.010 --> 00:10:50.060
  • possible to love your life and
  • 00:10:50.060 --> 00:10:52.190
  • see good days, and if there's a
  • 00:10:52.190 --> 00:10:55.000
  • way to get there, I wanna know
  • 00:10:55.000 --> 00:10:56.060
  • how it works.
  • 00:10:56.060 --> 00:10:57.110
  • And if it is true, like he said,
  • 00:10:57.110 --> 00:10:59.230
  • my King James says, "Can bitter
  • 00:10:59.260 --> 00:11:02.280
  • and sweet water come out of the
  • 00:11:02.280 --> 00:11:03.270
  • same fountain?"
  • 00:11:03.270 --> 00:11:04.190
  • He says, "My brothers, this
  • 00:11:04.190 --> 00:11:05.200
  • ought not to be so."
  • 00:11:05.200 --> 00:11:07.150
  • Or, like we were saying, "That's
  • 00:11:07.150 --> 00:11:09.010
  • not how it works."
  • 00:11:09.010 --> 00:11:10.100
  • Then I wanna get it straight
  • 00:11:10.100 --> 00:11:12.130
  • with the Holy Spirit's help to
  • 00:11:12.130 --> 00:11:14.110
  • be much more consistent in just
  • 00:11:14.110 --> 00:11:16.200
  • picking a direction and go
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  • there.
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  • - female: If you want
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  • a big life with God,
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  • you need to develop deep roots
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  • in the basics of his Word.
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  • That's why Beth Jones created
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  • and stronger in the basics
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  • - Beth: Let's just give you
  • 00:12:21.150 --> 00:12:22.020
  • some practical things here to
  • 00:12:22.020 --> 00:12:22.260
  • set the rudder to go north.
  • 00:12:22.260 --> 00:12:24.210
  • So, picture it, picture a boat,
  • 00:12:24.210 --> 00:12:26.090
  • a little rowboat maybe with a,
  • 00:12:26.090 --> 00:12:28.220
  • you know, a little 25-horse
  • 00:12:28.220 --> 00:12:30.090
  • Johnson or something.
  • 00:12:30.090 --> 00:12:31.220
  • Or picture a big boat, big
  • 00:12:31.220 --> 00:12:33.090
  • sailboat with a rudder, however
  • 00:12:33.090 --> 00:12:34.200
  • it is for you to a picture a
  • 00:12:34.200 --> 00:12:36.080
  • boat with a rudder.
  • 00:12:36.080 --> 00:12:37.080
  • You know that whatever direction
  • 00:12:37.080 --> 00:12:39.260
  • you turn that rudder or steer
  • 00:12:39.260 --> 00:12:41.030
  • that ship, that rudder's gonna
  • 00:12:41.030 --> 00:12:42.150
  • go whatever direction you want
  • 00:12:42.150 --> 00:12:43.220
  • it to go.
  • 00:12:43.220 --> 00:12:44.110
  • And if it's true that our words
  • 00:12:44.110 --> 00:12:46.100
  • have the power of life and
  • 00:12:46.100 --> 00:12:48.110
  • death, if it's true they're
  • 00:12:48.110 --> 00:12:49.110
  • charged with life or death, then
  • 00:12:49.110 --> 00:12:51.240
  • we get to decide what port we're
  • 00:12:51.240 --> 00:12:53.290
  • going to.
  • 00:12:53.290 --> 00:12:55.190
  • We can go to port L, life, or
  • 00:12:55.190 --> 00:12:58.080
  • port D, death.
  • 00:12:58.080 --> 00:13:00.290
  • It's good sometimes to just
  • 00:13:00.290 --> 00:13:02.140
  • think categorically about your
  • 00:13:02.140 --> 00:13:04.000
  • life.
  • 00:13:04.000 --> 00:13:04.210
  • Let's start with your spiritual
  • 00:13:04.210 --> 00:13:05.180
  • life.
  • 00:13:05.180 --> 00:13:06.030
  • Spirit, soul, and body, okay?
  • 00:13:06.030 --> 00:13:07.240
  • Let's start with our spiritual
  • 00:13:07.240 --> 00:13:08.250
  • life.
  • 00:13:08.250 --> 00:13:10.040
  • You know, you say, "Well, what
  • 00:13:10.040 --> 00:13:11.040
  • port am I in now in my spiritual
  • 00:13:11.040 --> 00:13:13.080
  • life?
  • 00:13:13.080 --> 00:13:14.050
  • What port am I in?"
  • 00:13:14.050 --> 00:13:15.200
  • "I'm in the port of baby
  • 00:13:15.200 --> 00:13:17.240
  • Christian."
  • 00:13:17.240 --> 00:13:18.180
  • "I'm in the port of carnal
  • 00:13:18.180 --> 00:13:20.160
  • Christian."
  • 00:13:20.160 --> 00:13:21.100
  • "I'm in the port of blah
  • 00:13:21.100 --> 00:13:23.230
  • Christian."
  • 00:13:23.230 --> 00:13:25.040
  • "I'm in the port of strong
  • 00:13:25.040 --> 00:13:27.190
  • Christian, but I wanna be
  • 00:13:27.190 --> 00:13:28.140
  • stronger."
  • 00:13:28.140 --> 00:13:29.120
  • "I'm in the port--"
  • 00:13:29.120 --> 00:13:30.040
  • What port are you in in your
  • 00:13:30.040 --> 00:13:32.060
  • walk with the Lord?
  • 00:13:32.060 --> 00:13:33.020
  • We're talkin' spiritually here.
  • 00:13:33.020 --> 00:13:35.090
  • Then you can set the rudder
  • 00:13:35.090 --> 00:13:37.160
  • because you don't have to stay
  • 00:13:37.160 --> 00:13:38.140
  • in the port you're in.
  • 00:13:38.140 --> 00:13:39.290
  • You can set the rudder and head
  • 00:13:39.290 --> 00:13:41.290
  • to a different port and like,
  • 00:13:41.290 --> 00:13:43.200
  • actually experience a different
  • 00:13:43.200 --> 00:13:45.130
  • port, actually see good days,
  • 00:13:45.130 --> 00:13:47.270
  • love your life spiritually.
  • 00:13:47.270 --> 00:13:49.160
  • You could say, "I wanna be in
  • 00:13:49.160 --> 00:13:50.180
  • the port of I hear from God.
  • 00:13:51.110 --> 00:13:54.110
  • I hear God's voice.
  • 00:13:54.110 --> 00:13:55.000
  • He says--Jesus said, 'My sheep
  • 00:13:55.000 --> 00:13:57.060
  • know my voice.'
  • 00:13:57.060 --> 00:13:59.040
  • So it must be true.
  • 00:13:59.040 --> 00:13:59.270
  • So I need to set my rudder.
  • 00:13:59.270 --> 00:14:01.120
  • Lord, thank you.
  • 00:14:01.120 --> 00:14:02.000
  • I hear you, I hear you speak to
  • 00:14:02.000 --> 00:14:03.060
  • my heart.
  • 00:14:03.060 --> 00:14:03.210
  • I hear you speak to me through
  • 00:14:03.210 --> 00:14:04.190
  • your Word."
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  • You set the port.
  • 00:14:06.120 --> 00:14:07.050
  • Sometimes, you know, people will
  • 00:14:07.050 --> 00:14:08.020
  • say things, that they wanna go
  • 00:14:08.020 --> 00:14:09.140
  • to the port D in their Christian
  • 00:14:09.140 --> 00:14:12.120
  • life.
  • 00:14:12.120 --> 00:14:13.000
  • So often, we'll say things like,
  • 00:14:13.000 --> 00:14:14.240
  • "Well, God never talks to me.
  • 00:14:14.240 --> 00:14:16.260
  • He talks to all those other
  • 00:14:16.260 --> 00:14:17.130
  • people.
  • 00:14:17.130 --> 00:14:17.260
  • I don't hear from God.
  • 00:14:17.260 --> 00:14:19.240
  • God's blessin' all those other
  • 00:14:19.240 --> 00:14:20.120
  • people.
  • 00:14:20.120 --> 00:14:20.240
  • God doesn't bless me."
  • 00:14:20.240 --> 00:14:21.260
  • Listen, that's bitter and sweet
  • 00:14:21.260 --> 00:14:23.170
  • water.
  • 00:14:23.170 --> 00:14:25.270
  • You just gotta set your rudder
  • 00:14:25.270 --> 00:14:27.070
  • according to his Word and go,
  • 00:14:27.070 --> 00:14:29.120
  • "Lord, I'm setting my rudder.
  • 00:14:29.120 --> 00:14:30.120
  • You are leading me to the
  • 00:14:30.150 --> 00:14:33.150
  • abundant life.
  • 00:14:33.150 --> 00:14:34.220
  • You are leading me by your
  • 00:14:34.220 --> 00:14:36.010
  • spirit to have the wisdom I need
  • 00:14:36.010 --> 00:14:38.090
  • for whatever decisions I face in
  • 00:14:38.090 --> 00:14:39.140
  • life.
  • 00:14:39.140 --> 00:14:40.160
  • I have fellowship with God.
  • 00:14:40.160 --> 00:14:43.090
  • I have fellowship.
  • 00:14:43.090 --> 00:14:44.090
  • I have a relationship with you,
  • 00:14:44.090 --> 00:14:45.290
  • Lord.
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  • I'm not just talkin' to the air
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  • in the ceiling.
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  • I have a relationship with the
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  • Most High God who sits on the
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  • throne."
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  • We've talked in previous series
  • 00:14:53.180 --> 00:14:55.000
  • about God's love.
  • 00:14:55.000 --> 00:14:56.170
  • You begin to set the rudder.
  • 00:14:56.170 --> 00:14:58.150
  • "I know and believe the love you
  • 00:14:59.020 --> 00:15:02.040
  • have for me, Lord."
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  • Certain days, it doesn't feel--I
  • 00:15:03.190 --> 00:15:04.250
  • feel like I'm the last
  • 00:15:04.250 --> 00:15:05.140
  • one picked.
  • 00:15:05.140 --> 00:15:06.110
  • Some days, it feels like
  • 00:15:06.110 --> 00:15:07.050
  • everybody else is gettin'
  • 00:15:07.050 --> 00:15:08.060
  • blessed and I'm bein'
  • 00:15:08.060 --> 00:15:08.280
  • overlooked.
  • 00:15:08.280 --> 00:15:09.140
  • But you know what?
  • 00:15:09.140 --> 00:15:10.080
  • I choose to set my rudder that
  • 00:15:10.080 --> 00:15:12.080
  • "I know and I believe you love
  • 00:15:12.080 --> 00:15:14.120
  • me and you're workin' a plan.
  • 00:15:14.120 --> 00:15:15.280
  • And you got the bigger picture,
  • 00:15:15.280 --> 00:15:17.230
  • and there's more pieces to the
  • 00:15:17.230 --> 00:15:18.210
  • puzzle, but I am loved.
  • 00:15:18.210 --> 00:15:20.180
  • I am your beloved.
  • 00:15:20.180 --> 00:15:22.060
  • Just like you said about Jesus
  • 00:15:22.060 --> 00:15:23.150
  • you say about us, that we're
  • 00:15:23.150 --> 00:15:24.260
  • your beloved and you are well
  • 00:15:24.260 --> 00:15:26.090
  • pleased with us.
  • 00:15:26.090 --> 00:15:28.080
  • As Jesus was loved in this
  • 00:15:28.080 --> 00:15:30.010
  • world, so am I."
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  • You believe that and then you
  • 00:15:32.010 --> 00:15:33.110
  • begin to say it and set the
  • 00:15:33.110 --> 00:15:34.160
  • rudder, and that gets you going
  • 00:15:34.160 --> 00:15:36.090
  • north.
  • 00:15:36.090 --> 00:15:37.000
  • You might be starting off in the
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  • port of, "I don't sense God.
  • 00:15:38.050 --> 00:15:39.230
  • I don't sense God loves me.
  • 00:15:39.230 --> 00:15:41.110
  • I don't have any kind of a vital
  • 00:15:41.110 --> 00:15:43.020
  • relationship with the Lord.
  • 00:15:43.020 --> 00:15:44.070
  • But if you stay at it long
  • 00:15:44.070 --> 00:15:45.150
  • enough to get out of the port of
  • 00:15:45.150 --> 00:15:47.150
  • the blahs, you will get to the
  • 00:15:47.150 --> 00:15:49.180
  • port of, "I know God.
  • 00:15:49.180 --> 00:15:52.090
  • I have a relationship with the
  • 00:15:52.090 --> 00:15:53.060
  • Lord, a living relationship with
  • 00:15:53.060 --> 00:15:54.230
  • the Lord."
  • 00:15:54.230 --> 00:15:55.120
  • And the that you say are based
  • 00:15:55.120 --> 00:15:58.010
  • on his Word.
  • 00:15:58.010 --> 00:15:59.050
  • It's based on truth, so let me
  • 00:15:59.050 --> 00:16:00.130
  • just give you this little
  • 00:16:00.130 --> 00:16:01.170
  • thought.
  • 00:16:01.170 --> 00:16:03.080
  • The difference between facts and
  • 00:16:03.080 --> 00:16:05.040
  • truth, all of us deal in the
  • 00:16:05.040 --> 00:16:07.110
  • world of facts.
  • 00:16:07.110 --> 00:16:08.060
  • There's a lot of facts we deal
  • 00:16:08.060 --> 00:16:09.040
  • with when it comes to our
  • 00:16:09.040 --> 00:16:11.030
  • finances, the weather, when it
  • 00:16:11.030 --> 00:16:12.170
  • comes to circumstances, the
  • 00:16:12.170 --> 00:16:14.090
  • doctor's visit, when it comes to
  • 00:16:14.090 --> 00:16:16.150
  • our kids, the talking to the
  • 00:16:16.150 --> 00:16:17.290
  • teachers at school, when it
  • 00:16:17.290 --> 00:16:19.100
  • comes to, you know, just any
  • 00:16:19.100 --> 00:16:21.020
  • number of things, the five
  • 00:16:21.020 --> 00:16:22.010
  • physical senses that we have,
  • 00:16:22.010 --> 00:16:24.220
  • our facts.
  • 00:16:24.220 --> 00:16:26.030
  • Those are facts.
  • 00:16:26.030 --> 00:16:26.290
  • We deal with facts.
  • 00:16:26.290 --> 00:16:27.270
  • But here's the thing, there is
  • 00:16:27.270 --> 00:16:29.080
  • something higher than facts.
  • 00:16:29.080 --> 00:16:31.250
  • The highest truth of all is
  • 00:16:31.250 --> 00:16:34.100
  • truth.
  • 00:16:34.100 --> 00:16:36.120
  • Facts may be true, but there's a
  • 00:16:36.120 --> 00:16:37.280
  • higher truth, it's truth.
  • 00:16:37.280 --> 00:16:40.030
  • God's Word is truth.
  • 00:16:40.030 --> 00:16:41.220
  • The highest truth that you can
  • 00:16:41.220 --> 00:16:43.210
  • take to the bank, you can trust
  • 00:16:43.210 --> 00:16:45.220
  • the Lord, is his Word, and it's
  • 00:16:45.220 --> 00:16:48.130
  • the truth.
  • 00:16:48.130 --> 00:16:49.120
  • So then you put the truth in
  • 00:16:49.120 --> 00:16:50.290
  • your mouth, you set the rudder,
  • 00:16:50.290 --> 00:16:53.070
  • and God has obligated himself to
  • 00:16:53.240 --> 00:16:56.240
  • fulfill his Word, amen?
  • 00:16:57.220 --> 00:17:00.240
  • Well, what do you set the rudder
  • 00:17:00.240 --> 00:17:01.190
  • at?
  • 00:17:01.190 --> 00:17:02.180
  • You know, there's so many great
  • 00:17:02.180 --> 00:17:03.180
  • verses in the Bible.
  • 00:17:03.180 --> 00:17:04.120
  • It tells us that "we can run and
  • 00:17:04.120 --> 00:17:06.130
  • not grow weary."
  • 00:17:06.130 --> 00:17:08.200
  • Set your rudder there.
  • 00:17:08.200 --> 00:17:09.140
  • As you get older, set your
  • 00:17:09.140 --> 00:17:10.180
  • rudder there, "We run and don't
  • 00:17:10.180 --> 00:17:11.180
  • grow weary, we walk, we don't
  • 00:17:11.180 --> 00:17:13.040
  • faint.
  • 00:17:13.040 --> 00:17:13.210
  • He renews our youth like the
  • 00:17:13.210 --> 00:17:15.000
  • eagles."
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  • Come on, if you're over 50, that
  • 00:17:16.230 --> 00:17:18.090
  • definitely needs to be your
  • 00:17:18.090 --> 00:17:19.090
  • rudder.
  • 00:17:19.090 --> 00:17:21.000
  • And all of the over-50 people
  • 00:17:21.000 --> 00:17:21.290
  • said--right?
  • 00:17:21.290 --> 00:17:24.140
  • "Without spot or wrinkle," set
  • 00:17:24.150 --> 00:17:27.150
  • your rudder.
  • 00:17:27.150 --> 00:17:29.110
  • And it's okay to use a little
  • 00:17:29.110 --> 00:17:30.110
  • product.
  • 00:17:30.110 --> 00:17:31.230
  • What are you sayin' about
  • 00:17:35.250 --> 00:17:36.130
  • your health?
  • 00:17:36.130 --> 00:17:37.000
  • What about your memory
  • 00:17:37.000 --> 00:17:38.160
  • as you get older?
  • 00:17:38.160 --> 00:17:39.010
  • What are you saying about your
  • 00:17:39.010 --> 00:17:39.210
  • memory?
  • 00:17:39.210 --> 00:17:40.110
  • The Bible says, "The memory of
  • 00:17:40.110 --> 00:17:42.080
  • the righteous is blessed."
  • 00:17:42.120 --> 00:17:45.120
  • And that's speaking about your
  • 00:17:45.120 --> 00:17:46.030
  • reputation, the memory of you,
  • 00:17:46.030 --> 00:17:48.010
  • as well as your memory.
  • 00:17:48.010 --> 00:17:49.210
  • We have the mind of Christ.
  • 00:17:49.210 --> 00:17:51.170
  • Set your rudder now, man, set
  • 00:17:51.170 --> 00:17:52.190
  • your rudder.
  • 00:17:52.190 --> 00:17:53.290
  • "Thank you, Lord, I have the
  • 00:17:53.290 --> 00:17:54.190
  • mind of Christ."
  • 00:17:54.190 --> 00:17:56.080
  • "The memory of the righteous is
  • 00:17:56.080 --> 00:17:57.240
  • blessed.
  • 00:17:57.240 --> 00:17:58.240
  • Boom, rudder set, vreeer!
  • 00:17:59.130 --> 00:18:02.150
  • That's a really bad sound
  • 00:18:02.150 --> 00:18:03.040
  • effect.
  • 00:18:03.040 --> 00:18:04.240
  • I don't even know what that was.
  • 00:18:04.240 --> 00:18:07.230
  • What about your relationships,
  • 00:18:07.230 --> 00:18:09.000
  • friends?
  • 00:18:09.000 --> 00:18:10.190
  • What are you saying about your
  • 00:18:10.190 --> 00:18:11.070
  • friends?
  • 00:18:11.070 --> 00:18:12.030
  • "Oh, who's got time for
  • 00:18:12.030 --> 00:18:12.190
  • friends?"
  • 00:18:12.190 --> 00:18:14.010
  • Well, then that's the port
  • 00:18:14.010 --> 00:18:14.240
  • you're in.
  • 00:18:14.240 --> 00:18:15.290
  • What are you saying about your
  • 00:18:15.290 --> 00:18:16.170
  • spouse?
  • 00:18:16.170 --> 00:18:17.110
  • What are you saying about your
  • 00:18:17.110 --> 00:18:18.040
  • family?
  • 00:18:18.040 --> 00:18:18.260
  • What are you saying about your
  • 00:18:18.260 --> 00:18:19.150
  • kids?
  • 00:18:19.150 --> 00:18:20.210
  • What are the phrases you're
  • 00:18:20.210 --> 00:18:21.160
  • saying?
  • 00:18:21.160 --> 00:18:22.050
  • You gotta set the rudder.
  • 00:18:22.050 --> 00:18:23.120
  • What are you saying about your
  • 00:18:23.120 --> 00:18:24.110
  • job?
  • 00:18:24.110 --> 00:18:24.280
  • What are you saying about your
  • 00:18:24.280 --> 00:18:25.180
  • finances?
  • 00:18:25.180 --> 00:18:26.230
  • What are you saying about your
  • 00:18:26.230 --> 00:18:27.110
  • house, your vacations, your
  • 00:18:27.110 --> 00:18:30.030
  • leisure, your rest, your
  • 00:18:30.030 --> 00:18:31.150
  • influence?
  • 00:18:31.150 --> 00:18:33.040
  • What are you saying about the
  • 00:18:33.040 --> 00:18:34.170
  • purpose of your life?
  • 00:18:34.170 --> 00:18:36.220
  • You know, a little phrase I used
  • 00:18:36.220 --> 00:18:37.190
  • to say years ago, I've modified
  • 00:18:37.190 --> 00:18:38.210
  • it over the years, but back when
  • 00:18:38.210 --> 00:18:39.270
  • I first got started settin' the
  • 00:18:39.270 --> 00:18:41.010
  • rudder, it was like, "Well,
  • 00:18:41.010 --> 00:18:42.040
  • Lord, I don't even know what
  • 00:18:42.040 --> 00:18:43.030
  • your plan is, but all I know is
  • 00:18:43.030 --> 00:18:44.020
  • this, that you're gonna help me
  • 00:18:44.020 --> 00:18:46.020
  • as I follow you.
  • 00:18:46.020 --> 00:18:47.060
  • You're gonna help me to stand
  • 00:18:47.060 --> 00:18:48.090
  • perfect and complete in all the
  • 00:18:48.090 --> 00:18:49.250
  • will of God to reach my greatest
  • 00:18:49.250 --> 00:18:51.090
  • God-given potential for your
  • 00:18:51.090 --> 00:18:53.230
  • purposes and for your glory."
  • 00:18:53.230 --> 00:18:55.250
  • Boom, rudder set.
  • 00:18:55.250 --> 00:18:57.160
  • I don't even know what it's
  • 00:18:57.160 --> 00:18:58.080
  • gonna look like, but I know the
  • 00:18:58.080 --> 00:19:00.100
  • rudder us set that direction.
  • 00:19:00.100 --> 00:19:02.120
  • So now our boat can head to the
  • 00:19:02.120 --> 00:19:03.200
  • port.
  • 00:19:03.200 --> 00:19:04.050
  • Now, does that mean you're not
  • 00:19:04.050 --> 00:19:05.000
  • gonna face some winds, not gonna
  • 00:19:05.000 --> 00:19:06.150
  • face some waves, some storms,
  • 00:19:06.150 --> 00:19:08.090
  • some turbulence?
  • 00:19:08.090 --> 00:19:09.050
  • Yes, absolutely, life happens to
  • 00:19:09.050 --> 00:19:10.260
  • all of us.
  • 00:19:10.260 --> 00:19:11.120
  • But when your rudder is set,
  • 00:19:11.120 --> 00:19:13.030
  • just like the Bible said, even
  • 00:19:13.030 --> 00:19:14.280
  • though there are winds and
  • 00:19:14.280 --> 00:19:15.270
  • waves, you get to the port--the
  • 00:19:15.270 --> 00:19:18.050
  • desired port.
  • 00:19:18.050 --> 00:19:19.070
  • Why?
  • 00:19:19.070 --> 00:19:20.020
  • "Because if you want to love
  • 00:19:20.020 --> 00:19:21.090
  • life and see good days, keep
  • 00:19:21.100 --> 00:19:24.100
  • your tongue from speaking evil,"
  • 00:19:24.100 --> 00:19:26.250
  • evil being contrary to God's
  • 00:19:26.250 --> 00:19:28.020
  • Word, "and your lips that they
  • 00:19:28.020 --> 00:19:30.020
  • don't speak any lies.
  • 00:19:30.020 --> 00:19:31.200
  • Speak truth, what's the truth?
  • 00:19:31.200 --> 00:19:32.250
  • God's truth is the truth.
  • 00:19:32.250 --> 00:19:35.090
  • And all the people said--
  • 00:19:35.090 --> 00:19:36.270
  • Proverbs 6, verse 2:
  • 00:19:36.270 --> 00:19:39.090
  • "You are snared by the words of
  • 00:19:39.090 --> 00:19:41.180
  • your mouth; you are taken by the
  • 00:19:41.180 --> 00:19:44.050
  • words of your mouth."
  • 00:19:44.050 --> 00:19:45.080
  • Now, this Scripture, the
  • 00:19:45.080 --> 00:19:48.050
  • reference to it is more on the
  • 00:19:48.050 --> 00:19:49.160
  • negative side.
  • 00:19:49.160 --> 00:19:50.110
  • It's sort of like it's a bad
  • 00:19:50.110 --> 00:19:51.060
  • thing in Proverbs 6, like,
  • 00:19:51.060 --> 00:19:52.200
  • "Release yourself from these
  • 00:19:52.200 --> 00:19:53.210
  • words you spoke and this
  • 00:19:53.210 --> 00:19:55.000
  • commitment you've made and these
  • 00:19:55.000 --> 00:19:57.000
  • things you've said."
  • 00:19:57.000 --> 00:19:58.020
  • So it's kind of a negative.
  • 00:19:58.020 --> 00:19:59.200
  • But you can actually look at it
  • 00:19:59.200 --> 00:20:01.070
  • from the other side and go,
  • 00:20:01.070 --> 00:20:02.060
  • "Well, I don't wanna be trapped
  • 00:20:02.060 --> 00:20:03.120
  • in negative words.
  • 00:20:03.120 --> 00:20:04.130
  • I don't wanna be trapped in bad
  • 00:20:04.130 --> 00:20:05.210
  • words that trap me, that put my
  • 00:20:05.210 --> 00:20:08.020
  • foot in a trap, and then I'm
  • 00:20:08.020 --> 00:20:09.130
  • just stuck.
  • 00:20:09.130 --> 00:20:10.210
  • I can't really go anywhere in
  • 00:20:10.210 --> 00:20:12.000
  • life because I'm trapped with
  • 00:20:12.000 --> 00:20:13.230
  • words."
  • 00:20:13.230 --> 00:20:15.070
  • We can turn that around and go,
  • 00:20:15.070 --> 00:20:16.140
  • "No, I want to be trapped in
  • 00:20:16.140 --> 00:20:18.160
  • good words.
  • 00:20:18.160 --> 00:20:19.160
  • I want to be trapped right smack
  • 00:20:19.160 --> 00:20:21.130
  • dab in the middle of God's will.
  • 00:20:21.130 --> 00:20:22.270
  • I want to be trapped in the
  • 00:20:22.270 --> 00:20:24.260
  • experience of God's Word.
  • 00:20:24.260 --> 00:20:26.230
  • So there are bad traps and maybe
  • 00:20:26.230 --> 00:20:29.090
  • all of us have set them over the
  • 00:20:29.090 --> 00:20:30.180
  • course of our lives at times
  • 00:20:30.180 --> 00:20:31.270
  • with things we've said, but we
  • 00:20:31.270 --> 00:20:33.190
  • can spring that trap and set
  • 00:20:33.190 --> 00:20:35.160
  • good traps, new traps, amen?
  • 00:20:36.060 --> 00:20:39.060
  • So, a couple thoughts there.
  • 00:20:39.060 --> 00:20:41.100
  • So, a bad trap, you know, again,
  • 00:20:41.100 --> 00:20:43.060
  • you could take parts of your
  • 00:20:43.060 --> 00:20:44.110
  • life, spirit, soul, and body,
  • 00:20:44.110 --> 00:20:45.250
  • you could take parts of your
  • 00:20:45.250 --> 00:20:46.170
  • life and just think, "What have
  • 00:20:46.170 --> 00:20:48.120
  • I been saying?"
  • 00:20:48.120 --> 00:20:49.050
  • Because the truth is, we are
  • 00:20:49.050 --> 00:20:51.090
  • eating the fruit of the words
  • 00:20:51.090 --> 00:20:53.110
  • we've said.
  • 00:20:53.110 --> 00:20:54.110
  • We are trapped in words we've
  • 00:20:54.110 --> 00:20:55.240
  • said.
  • 00:20:55.240 --> 00:20:56.210
  • They're either good or bad.
  • 00:20:56.210 --> 00:20:57.220
  • And I can think of times it's
  • 00:20:57.220 --> 00:20:58.240
  • like I'm going along, you know,
  • 00:20:58.240 --> 00:21:00.090
  • and I'll notice a pattern.
  • 00:21:00.090 --> 00:21:02.190
  • I'll notice a pattern in
  • 00:21:02.190 --> 00:21:03.170
  • my own life.
  • 00:21:03.170 --> 00:21:04.020
  • I'll go like, "I don't like that
  • 00:21:04.020 --> 00:21:04.230
  • pattern.
  • 00:21:04.230 --> 00:21:05.190
  • I don't like that.
  • 00:21:05.190 --> 00:21:07.050
  • I don't like that way of
  • 00:21:07.050 --> 00:21:07.240
  • thinking."
  • 00:21:07.240 --> 00:21:08.160
  • Or, "I don't like what I hear
  • 00:21:08.160 --> 00:21:09.260
  • myself say."
  • 00:21:09.260 --> 00:21:10.210
  • Or, "I just don't enjoy this
  • 00:21:10.210 --> 00:21:12.070
  • particular lot in life at the
  • 00:21:12.070 --> 00:21:13.210
  • moment."
  • 00:21:13.210 --> 00:21:14.080
  • And then I'll think back like,
  • 00:21:14.080 --> 00:21:15.040
  • "You know what?
  • 00:21:15.040 --> 00:21:15.230
  • I know why I'm here.
  • 00:21:15.230 --> 00:21:16.220
  • Because I waffled on what I said
  • 00:21:17.070 --> 00:21:20.070
  • and I tried to go north and
  • 00:21:20.070 --> 00:21:21.110
  • south at the same time.
  • 00:21:21.110 --> 00:21:23.160
  • And bitter and sweet can't come
  • 00:21:23.160 --> 00:21:24.190
  • out at the same time so I just
  • 00:21:24.190 --> 00:21:26.000
  • have to get decisive, set the
  • 00:21:26.000 --> 00:21:28.010
  • rudder, put my foot in the trap,
  • 00:21:28.010 --> 00:21:29.200
  • and then stay there."
  • 00:21:29.200 --> 00:21:31.130
  • I wouldn't blame God.
  • 00:21:31.130 --> 00:21:33.160
  • I mean, I have tried over the
  • 00:21:33.160 --> 00:21:34.110
  • years, but who's found out that
  • 00:21:34.110 --> 00:21:35.090
  • doesn't work?
  • 00:21:35.090 --> 00:21:37.070
  • Anybody ever tried to blame God
  • 00:21:37.070 --> 00:21:37.290
  • for your lot in life?
  • 00:21:37.290 --> 00:21:40.160
  • But really, if it's true we can
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  • love life and see good days and
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  • a big part of that, the secret
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  • sauce, the turning point, has to
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  • do with our words, then it's
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  • good just to own it and just to
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  • go, "Okay, Lord, so if I'm
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  • honest, then I can't blame you.
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  • What do I need to do different
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  • with my words?
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  • What do I need to say different
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  • with my words?"
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  • That's how this works.
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  • And all the people said--
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  • So, some examples.
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  • Again, you could do spirit,
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  • soul, and body.
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  • You could talk about things
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  • mentally.
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  • You know, we live in a culture
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  • where there's a lot of mental
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  • health issues.
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  • Of course, the enemy's workin'
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  • overtime.
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  • He's just workin' overtime,
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  • especially with this younger
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  • generation 'cause he knows the
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  • anointing and the call of God on
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  • this younger generation.
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  • The Bible says, "In the last
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  • days that the Holy Spirit would
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  • be all over our sons and
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  • daughters."
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  • So the enemy also knows that.
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  • So he's doin' all that he can to
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  • upset our sons and daughters.
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  • And there's all kinds of
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  • addictions, all kinds of mental
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  • health issues, all kinds of
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  • personality disorders and
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  • dysfunction, all kinds of--the
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  • ability, the ability to cope,
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  • the coping skills ability for
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  • this generation is definitely
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  • something that needs to be
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  • addressed.
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  • And so, as Christians, how do
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  • you address that with your own
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  • kids and in your own life?
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  • You can speak words that help
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  • people to be trapped.
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  • You know, all of us can think
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  • back in our lives of maybe words
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  • that were spoken to us that
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  • trapped us for a season.
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  • You know, if you grew up in a
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  • home and your parents didn't say
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  • very good things to you, if they
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  • said, you know, "You were a
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  • no-good nothin'.
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  • You were wanted.
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  • Why did we have you?
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  • You're no good at this.
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  • You're stupid, you're a klutz.
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  • You're not like your brother.
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  • You're not like your sister.
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  • Everybody else has got the
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  • goods, but you don't."
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  • If you heard that kinda stuff,
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  • listen, those were traps.
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  • The enemy tried to set those
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  • traps.
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  • He may have used people in your
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  • life, but those were traps
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  • nonetheless.
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  • Those were words that were
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  • spoken and your heart got
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  • trapped.
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  • And then, if you didn't change
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  • it, if you didn't spring the
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  • trap, so to speak, and change
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  • the words that were spoken about
  • 00:23:38.130 --> 00:23:40.120
  • you, then you might still be
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  • stuck there.
  • 00:23:42.060 --> 00:23:43.100
  • But the good news is, you can
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  • spring those traps.
  • 00:23:44.060 --> 00:23:46.060
  • You can set new traps for
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  • yourself.
  • 00:23:47.270 --> 00:23:49.020
  • I've told you before, you know,
  • 00:23:49.020 --> 00:23:50.170
  • different stories of different
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  • things that have been said over
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  • the years.
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  • And I distinctly remember
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  • at different times,
  • 00:23:54.140 --> 00:23:54.290
  • like, "You know what?
  • 00:23:54.290 --> 00:23:55.140
  • That's not true.
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  • I don't believe that.
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  • That's not what God's Word says
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  • about me."
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  • Even if somebody's a bully, just
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  • 'cause somebody's a bully and
  • 00:24:01.050 --> 00:24:02.160
  • they say some mean things to
  • 00:24:02.160 --> 00:24:03.180
  • you, they're not the gospel.
  • 00:24:03.180 --> 00:24:05.130
  • That's not the truth.
  • 00:24:05.130 --> 00:24:06.040
  • It might be a fact that they
  • 00:24:06.040 --> 00:24:07.090
  • said some things to you, but the
  • 00:24:07.090 --> 00:24:08.160
  • truth is what God says about
  • 00:24:08.160 --> 00:24:09.240
  • you, amen.
  • 00:24:09.240 --> 00:24:11.220
  • So you say some things about you
  • 00:24:11.220 --> 00:24:12.270
  • according to his Word, about who
  • 00:24:12.270 --> 00:24:14.050
  • you are mentally, your mental
  • 00:24:14.050 --> 00:24:16.090
  • health, your emotional health,
  • 00:24:16.090 --> 00:24:18.030
  • again, physical health, your
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  • marriage.
  • 00:24:19.140 --> 00:24:20.240
  • Fear, we live in a culture of
  • 00:24:20.240 --> 00:24:21.270
  • fear.
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  • As Christians,
  • 00:24:23.220 --> 00:24:24.100
  • are you kiddin' me?
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  • This is our time to shine.
  • 00:24:25.020 --> 00:24:26.110
  • The Bible says, "The world will
  • 00:24:26.110 --> 00:24:28.080
  • get darker and darker."
  • 00:24:28.080 --> 00:24:30.020
  • So that's gonna be a fact.
  • 00:24:30.020 --> 00:24:32.070
  • But the glory of the Lord, the
  • 00:24:32.070 --> 00:24:33.200
  • light of the Lord, shines on you
  • 00:24:33.200 --> 00:24:35.090
  • brighter and brighter.
  • 00:24:35.090 --> 00:24:36.140
  • So this is no time for
  • 00:24:36.140 --> 00:24:37.130
  • Christians to be fearful.
  • 00:24:37.130 --> 00:24:38.250
  • This is the time for Christians
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  • to be bold as a lion.
  • 00:24:39.290 --> 00:24:41.160
  • This is the time for you as a
  • 00:24:41.160 --> 00:24:42.260
  • Christian to trap yourself, so
  • 00:24:42.260 --> 00:24:44.200
  • to speak, with words in
  • 00:24:44.200 --> 00:24:46.270
  • boldness, in the gospel, in God.
  • 00:24:48.200 --> 00:24:51.200
  • Not obnoxious, but boldness.
  • 00:24:53.110 --> 00:24:56.110
  • And all the people said--right
  • 00:24:56.110 --> 00:24:58.100
  • now, it's a little tentative in
  • 00:24:58.100 --> 00:24:59.070
  • the culture.
  • 00:24:59.070 --> 00:25:00.040
  • Everybody's a little tentative.
  • 00:25:00.040 --> 00:25:01.210
  • What can you say?
  • 00:25:01.210 --> 00:25:02.080
  • What can you not say?
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  • It was all real politically
  • 00:25:03.200 --> 00:25:04.160
  • correct before the election.
  • 00:25:04.160 --> 00:25:05.260
  • Now, it's all like, "I don't
  • 00:25:05.260 --> 00:25:06.190
  • know what I can do."
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  • Listen, be bold.
  • 00:25:07.120 --> 00:25:08.290
  • Be a Bible believer.
  • 00:25:08.290 --> 00:25:10.120
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  • 00:25:10.120 --> 00:25:12.140
  • not about facts, about the
  • 00:25:12.140 --> 00:25:14.020
  • higher truth, the truth of God's
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