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The Contrast: Self Effort vs Rest Part 2

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October 2, 2020
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Join the dynamic leadership and teaching of Dr. Creflo and Taffi Dollar.

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The Contrast: Self Effort vs Rest Part 2

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  • Creflo Dollar: There are lotsof things you don't deserve.
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  • Oh, I heard that.God said, "Get ready.
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  • I'm about to open the windowsof heaven," watch this.
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  • You ain't heard that in a while.
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  • "I'm getting ready to open thewindows of heaven and I'm going
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  • to release a lot of stuff onyour life that you don't deserve
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  • just so you can know I did it,just so you can know that I did
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  • it, I did it without your labor.
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  • I did it withoutyou deserving it.
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  • I did it becauseI wanted to do it.
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  • I did it becauseI'm great, I'm God.
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  • I did it because I'ma keeper of my word."
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  • Creflo: Let's look atwhat it means to rest.
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  • Hebrews chapter 4,verses 1 through 11.
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  • Let's start off at verse 1.
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  • He said, "Let us therefore fear,lest a promise being left of us
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  • entering into his rest,"entering into his rest.
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  • Now when I say entering into hisrest, the word rest doesn't
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  • mean inactivity.
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  • I'm not talking to youabout being inactive.
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  • "Don't do nothing."
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  • I'll come to you and say, "Areyou resting in the truth that
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  • you believe you received a job?"
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  • "Yeah, that's why I'm home.
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  • I ain't going to do nothing, butjust stay in the bed all day
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  • and that--"
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  • That is not whathe's talking about.
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  • It doesn't mean rest fromwork, it means rest in work.
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  • In other words, you doing whatyou have to do, but you're not
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  • stressing and worryingabout anything.
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  • Resting in work.
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  • It doesn't mean inactivity.
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  • A lot of Christians think,"Well, you just don't
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  • do nothing."
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  • No, no, no, no, no.
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  • You know, Paul said, "I did morethan all of the disciples did."
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  • But he did it in restand not in stress.
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  • You work in rest.
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  • And so he goes on here.
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  • He says verse 2--in verse 2he says, "For unto us was the
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  • gospel preached as we--as wellas unto them, but the word
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  • preached did not profit them,not being mixed with faith in
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  • them that heard it."
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  • I know this was referring tothe gospel of the New Testament.
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  • Number one, it requires faith.
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  • The law doesn't requireany faith, okay?
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  • And when you hear the Word,when you hear the good news, the
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  • almost too-good-to-be-true newsabout what Jesus has done, he
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  • says, "Now will you appropriateor take possession of that with
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  • your faith?"
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  • And the problem here is thatthey heard it preached, but they
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  • didn't mix it with faith.
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  • They didn't receive it.
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  • They didn't believe it.
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  • Verse 3, he says, "For we whichhave believed do enter into
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  • the rest."
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  • There it is.There it is.
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  • I believe it.I believe it.
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  • Now, this is amazing Scripture'cause it says for--the man that
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  • believes enters into the rest.
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  • So the authenticity of my beliefis going to be determined by
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  • my rest.
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  • See, you're going to have toreally judge yourself where this
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  • is concerned andsay, "You know what?
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  • Let me see.
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  • Am I in stress or am I at rest?
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  • Oh, I believe I receive thatI'm the righteousness of God."
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  • Well, am I in stress or rest?
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  • "I believe I receivethat I'm healed.
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  • Well, am I in stress or rest?
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  • Am I in stress or rest?
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  • The spirit of ease that comesover you rather than the spirit
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  • of dis-ease that comes over you.
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  • And what the enemy wants to dois to bring about dis-ease in
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  • your emotions and he wants totransfer that dis-easement in
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  • your emotions into diseasein your physical body, but it
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  • becomes difficult for the enemyto do anything when you walk in
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  • a spirit of ease and rest inwhat Jesus has already done.
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  • I believe that your peaceis your most valuable asset.
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  • So you got to make sure you'renot spending your peace on
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  • somebody else's drama 'causestuff happen when you let your
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  • peace go, and you got tobe careful of social media.
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  • I mean, you know, it can be usedfor good, but it can also be
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  • used for bullying and itcan be used for shaming.
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  • And you can wake up in themorning in the joy of the Lord
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  • and go get your phone and get onsocial media and somebody will
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  • be cussing you out and you letthe comments rob you of
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  • your peace.
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  • You spent your peace onsomebody's written comment that
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  • you can't even see.
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  • I remember the Lord toldme--and I just described me.
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  • I'm like, "Oh, praise the Lord."
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  • Thinking you have a good daylooking at this I'm like,
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  • "You," he said it's your fault.
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  • You go there andspend your peace.
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  • Whose drama are you stillspending your peace on?
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  • That's why youget tired of that.
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  • You get tired of the same olddrama coming and trying to take
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  • your peace and youkeep paying for it.
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  • Sometimes you just gotto say, "You know what?
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  • Hey, bro, hear you, but this istoo expensive for my peace."
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  • When you have to spend yourpeace, it's too expensive.
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  • Some of y'all came to churchthis morning, you, " Let me go
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  • to church, maybeI'll feel better."
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  • And then you're going to walkout of here and spend your peace
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  • again on something.
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  • It's too expensive.
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  • It's too expensive.
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  • When is it too expensive?
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  • When it costs you your peace.
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  • That's when you knowit's too expensive.
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  • You can't afford that.
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  • Somebody's drama--or you datingsomebody and they always got
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  • some drama in their life.
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  • Your toxic relationships--youcan't even pick up when
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  • it's toxic.
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  • You got--you are in love withsomething and it's toxic.
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  • It should be--you're spendingyour peace every hour for that
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  • person, let that person go.
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  • That's not for you.
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  • You--it's too expensive.
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  • That relationshipcosts too much.
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  • "Are you talkingabout monetarily?"
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  • No, I'm talkingabout your peace.
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  • When it gets down to anyrelationship that you got to
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  • spend your peace on,that's too expensive.
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  • "I got to let you go.
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  • You cute, but you're notcute enough for my salvation.
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  • But I got to let you go."
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  • How many of you folks say facts?
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  • Wow.
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  • And so he says, "For we whichI believe do enter into rest."
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  • Right now let's makea decision to do that.
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  • Say, "Father, I believe, andright now I enter into the rest
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  • of what you have done."
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  • Now from this point on,everything around you going to
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  • try to pull youout of that rest.
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  • And now comes the labor part,that I have to labor to stay at
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  • rest, I got to laborto keep my peace.
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  • Some folks you look at themcalling on your phone; "I don't
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  • know why they keepfollowing me."
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  • Well, get a revelation onblock, the anointing of block.
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  • You ain't got to put up there.
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  • Some of you all want to--some ofy'all like spending your peace.
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  • Some of y'all like drama.
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  • Some of y'all love drama.
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  • Y'all just love it,just love drama.
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  • Look at the little--what'sthis show they had all the
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  • real--reality shows.
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  • It ain't number--it ain'tbut--it's just a bunch of drama,
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  • and y'all love drama.
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  • I don't know how you love drama.
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  • I don't like drama.
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  • I don't like being around drama.
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  • If I see drama come,I don't like that.
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  • I would rather be by myself foryears than have to deal with
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  • somebody's drama all the time.
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  • "But that ain't love."
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  • Whatever.
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  • I ain't spending mypeace on that stuff.
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  • Now, you can debate on what'slove and what's not love, but I
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  • am not--I can't do that 'causeyou kill me and then wait on the
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  • next pastor and kill him too.
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  • I can't do that.
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  • "Where that other pastor at?"
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  • "Well, he died 3 months ago?"
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  • "Well, who are you?"
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  • I ain't doing that, boy.
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  • You ain't killing me.
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  • I ain't going to be bad, fallingout, looking all old, crippling
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  • like this.
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  • I ain't doing none of that.
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  • That ain't happening.
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  • A hundred years old I'm goingto be still standing up here,
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  • "What's up, boy, what's up,what's up?"
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  • Glory to God.
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  • Still playing copsand robbers at home.
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  • Me and Taffi will be a littlebit slower, but we'll still do
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  • it, hallelujah, glory be to God.
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  • Everybody lift your hands upjust like this and do this.
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  • Say, "I receive peace."
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  • Walk out of here peaceful.
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  • Let that stuff roll off yourback just like water off a
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  • duck's back, let it go,let it go.
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  • Sometimes God's trying to showyou something, but you got too
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  • much static in your mind.
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  • It's too much going on you canhardly hear 'cause you got all
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  • that junk going on; thinkingabout who said what, when they
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  • said what, how come theydidn't say this, what they did,
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  • [inaudible] how come they didn'tshow up, I don't understand what
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  • they do, they come upwith--that's stupid?
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  • That's crazy.
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  • And God trying to geta little word in there.
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  • He can't get nothing there.
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  • It's not that you can't hearfrom him, you just too occupied
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  • with all that other junk.
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  • All right, "For--"
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  • I have read thisthree or four times.
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  • "For we which have believed doenter into the rest as he said,
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  • as I have sworn in my wrath ifthey shall enter into my rest;
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  • although the works were finishedfrom the foundations of
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  • the world."
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  • Verse 4 he says, "For he spakein a certain place of the
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  • seventh day on this wise and Goddid rest the seventh day from
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  • all his works."
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  • Now it's so importantthat--yeah, okay, God rest the
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  • seventh day.
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  • He was demonstrating something,but the Sabbath, the Sabbath was
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  • a shadow of the realitywhich was--which is Jesus.
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  • In the Old Testament, youread it as the Sabbath day.
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  • That was the daythat they took rest.
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  • We're not talking about a day.
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  • Colossians talks about thereality of the Sabbath.
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  • The Old Testament was a shadowof the reality of Jesus.
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  • Basically, everythingleads to Jesus.
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  • I'm saying all of thatbecause Jesus is our Sabbath.
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  • We find rest in him.
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  • Oh, praise God.
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  • You find rest in Jesus and whathe has done and what he means.
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  • That's why we take communion.
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  • We do this inremembrance of him.
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  • We find rest in whathe's already finished.
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  • We find rest inwhat's already done.
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  • Jesus is my Sabbath.
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  • He's my rest.
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  • You ain't going to find rest inMohammed, you ain't going find
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  • rest in Buddha, but youwill find rest in Jesus.
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  • Let's find that rest today.
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  • Amen?
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  • Go down to verse 9 and10; Hebrews 4:9 and 10.
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  • He says, "There remaineththerefore rest to the people
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  • of God."
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  • Verse 10, "For he that isentered into his rest, he also
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  • has ceased from his ownworks, as God did from his."
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  • You're not going to enter intothe rest operating by the law.
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  • As long as you continue to tryto perform to try to get God to
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  • do something, you're notgoing to enter into that rest.
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  • As long as you feel like, "I gotto do this in order for God to
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  • do that," you haven'tentered into that rest.
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  • As long as you feel like, youknow, you've got to go on a fast
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  • 10 days every month in order forGod to bless you or anoint you,
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  • you have not enteredinto that rest.
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  • You know, I thank God that inthis new covenant we can enter
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  • into a rest and find rest inwhat Jesus has already done, but
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  • there are still too manyChristians sweating like sinners
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  • trying to get the job done.
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  • I prophesy over this churchtoday sweatless victories.
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  • You heard what I said?
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  • You're going to start walking invictories that you didn't have
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  • to sweat to get.
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  • Your days of sweating are over.
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  • Why?
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  • Because you can find rest inJesus and you can find rest in
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  • what he has already done.
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  • Amen?
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  • Some of y'all are going to findout you're not going to need
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  • that Tylenol whenyou get home today.
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  • Amen?
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  • Now let's look at Joshua24:13, Deuteronomy 6 and 10.
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  • Now, somehow in teaching thelaw that came by Moses, we were
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  • convinced that God needs you todo your part in order for him to
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  • do his part.
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  • And so we came up with thislittle slogan--well, no, some
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  • people still thinkit's in the Bible.
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  • "Well, Brother Dollar, God helpsthose who helps themselves."
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  • That ain't in the Bible.
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  • That ain't in the Bible.
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  • God doesn't help those who helpsthemselves, God helps those who
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  • need help.
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  • "Well, where doesit then come from?"
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  • You've heard me overand over and over again.
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  • Benjamin Franklin said that.
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  • See, we mix stuff like that andthen talking about the Bible
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  • said that.
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  • We take songs and it's not evenScripture and say the Bible
  • 00:15:36.215 --> 00:15:38.684
  • said that.
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  • So now listen to thisvery carefully here now.
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  • I'm going to show you two placeswhere God did stuff and he
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  • didn't need them.
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  • He did it anyway.
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  • Verse 13, he says, "And I havegiven you a land for which you
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  • did not labor."
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  • So they got landwithout laboring.
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  • Cities which you built not andyou dwell in them, vineyards and
  • 00:15:58.971 --> 00:16:05.778
  • olive yards which youdidn't even plant them.
  • 00:16:05.811 --> 00:16:10.516
  • But God said, "I didit without your labor."
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  • Oh, man, look at Deuteronomy 6and 10 through 13.
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  • See, let this reallybuild your faith up.
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  • Let this build your faith up,that God will do things in your
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  • life that you will not be ableto give credit to your labor.
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  • In fact, while you are sittinghere this morning minding your
  • 00:16:36.875 --> 00:16:39.445
  • own business, God is doingsomething that you won't be able
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  • to take credit for.
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  • Some of y'all are out of town,when you get home, you'll find
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  • that Jesus has done somethingthat you didn't even know was
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  • going on, praise God.
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  • And all the thing left for youto do is give him the praise.
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  • You got the praise.
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  • You can't sit aroundtaking credit for it.
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  • See, under the law you boast,but when Jesus did it, there is
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  • no boasting.
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  • Verse 10, "It shall be, when theLord thy God shall have brought
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  • thee into the land which hesware unto thy fathers, to
  • 00:17:12.511 --> 00:17:16.815
  • Abraham, to Isaac, to Jacob,to give them great and goodly
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  • cities," to give them goodlycities, to give them goodly
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  • cities--see, I got to getsomebody to believe that today.
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  • See, God trying to do somestuff; he just needs somebody to
  • 00:17:32.531 --> 00:17:34.967
  • believe it.
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  • He says, "I'm going to giveyou goodly cities, which thou
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  • buildedst not."
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  • Eleven--go to next--go--hesays, "And I'm going to give you
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  • houses full of all good things."
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  • See, I don't understandwhat I'm saying.
  • 00:17:49.348 --> 00:17:51.850
  • Why not believe that God cangive you a house full of all
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  • good things?
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  • Somebody got to believe this.
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  • Somebody got to receivethis before Jesus come back.
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  • And if you're not going to doit, then doggone it don't get
  • 00:18:14.840 --> 00:18:17.176
  • mad at me because I decidedthat I can believe God to do
  • 00:18:17.209 --> 00:18:20.612
  • something without my labor.
  • 00:18:20.646 --> 00:18:24.550
  • "I'm going to give you housesfull of good things, which thou
  • 00:18:27.252 --> 00:18:29.821
  • filledst not.
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  • I'm going to give you wellsdigged," past tense, "which thou
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  • diggedst not."
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  • Hallelujah--thisis amazing stuff.
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  • Wells that you didn't dig.
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  • What is it that you're going todiscover in heaven that he was
  • 00:18:48.473 --> 00:18:50.642
  • trying to give you, but you keptthinking it required your labor?
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  • Now--yeah, your cooperation how?
  • 00:18:58.784 --> 00:19:00.953
  • Your cooperation in faith.
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  • In this new covenant, yourcooperation and faith is
  • 00:19:03.622 --> 00:19:05.991
  • cool, right?
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  • You believe, but he's not askingfor you to work for it to
  • 00:19:08.126 --> 00:19:10.395
  • deserve it.
  • 00:19:10.429 --> 00:19:12.631
  • I'm sitting there trying tofigure out, "Well, I don't
  • 00:19:12.664 --> 00:19:14.433
  • deserve this."
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  • That's why they call it grace.
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  • Of course, you don't deserve it.
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  • There are lots of thingsyou don't deserve.
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  • Oh, I heard that.
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  • God said, "Get ready, I'm aboutto open the windows of heaven--"
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  • Watch this.
  • 00:19:26.511 --> 00:19:28.447
  • You ain't heard that in a while.
  • 00:19:28.480 --> 00:19:30.449
  • "I'm getting ready to open thewindows of heaven and I'm going
  • 00:19:30.482 --> 00:19:32.484
  • to release a lot of stuff onyour life that you don't deserve
  • 00:19:32.517 --> 00:19:34.786
  • just so you can know I did it,just so you can know that I did
  • 00:19:34.820 --> 00:19:38.724
  • it, I did it without your labor.
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  • I did it withoutyou deserving it.
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  • I did it becauseI wanted to do it.
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  • I did it becauseI'm great, I'm God.
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  • I did it because I'ma keeper of my Word."
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  • Amen, thank you, Lord.
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  • I receive it, Lord,I receive it.
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  • My God, I receive it.
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  • You didn't dig it,"Diggedst" for it, I got it.
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  • Vineyards and olive trees, whichthou plantedst not, when thou
  • 00:20:11.923 --> 00:20:15.494
  • shall have eaten and are full."
  • 00:20:15.527 --> 00:20:19.898
  • And look what he says here.
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  • "Then beware lest thou," watchthis, "forget the Lord which
  • 00:20:22.267 --> 00:20:25.937
  • bought thee out fourth out ofthe land of Egypt from the house
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  • of bondage."
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  • Here's what I wanted you to see.
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  • Don't forget that it was God.
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  • Don't forget that it was God.
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  • Don't forget it was God.
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  • Yeah, you can take a lotof supplements, but don't
  • 00:20:48.427 --> 00:20:50.462
  • believe--don't forget it wasGod's hands on that supplement.
  • 00:20:50.495 --> 00:20:53.565
  • You take that pill,to pray over it.
  • 00:20:53.598 --> 00:20:55.500
  • Don't forget it was God.
  • 00:20:55.534 --> 00:20:57.336
  • Don't forget it was God.
  • 00:20:57.369 --> 00:20:59.371
  • Every good thing came from God.
  • 00:20:59.404 --> 00:21:01.239
  • Don't forget it was God.
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  • You get a promotion tomorrow,don't forget it was God.
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  • Hallelujah.
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  • Your child come back home,don't forget it was God.
  • 00:21:07.446 --> 00:21:09.514
  • God been working, God beenworking on this thing for the
  • 00:21:09.548 --> 00:21:11.483
  • last 2 or 3 years.
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  • Don't forget it was God,hallelujah, glory be to God.
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  • I believe it's accelerationtime, you know.
  • 00:21:15.654 --> 00:21:18.490
  • I believe that God is gettingready to accelerate some things
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  • in your life.
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  • [speaking in tongues]
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  • I believe some of y'all beenwaiting for a long time and
  • 00:21:25.330 --> 00:21:27.332
  • harvest time has finallycome, I believe that.
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  • I believe the day you cease fromwork and your labor trying to
  • 00:21:30.235 --> 00:21:33.672
  • get God to do something, Ibelieve he's going to accelerate
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  • stuff that used to take 1 year.
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  • I believe it's goingto take about a month.
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  • I believe it's going to go froma month to a week to a day to a
  • 00:21:40.779 --> 00:21:43.315
  • matter of hours.
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  • Honey, it don't take God a longtime to do nothing, and you just
  • 00:21:45.584 --> 00:21:48.387
  • don't know whereyou are right now.
  • 00:21:48.420 --> 00:21:50.789
  • You might be 5 months away fromthat thing breaking through.
  • 00:21:50.822 --> 00:21:53.725
  • You might be 2 weeks away fromthat thing breaking through.
  • 00:21:53.759 --> 00:21:56.294
  • Honey, it didn't take 50 yearsfor God to deliver the children
  • 00:21:56.328 --> 00:21:59.631
  • of Israel out of bondage,hallelujah.
  • 00:21:59.664 --> 00:22:03.468
  • And they had a debt, but Goddelivered them from their debt
  • 00:22:03.502 --> 00:22:07.439
  • in one day, in one day.
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  • I believe God is looking forsome believers who believe that
  • 00:22:10.942 --> 00:22:14.413
  • he can do the impossible.
  • 00:22:14.446 --> 00:22:16.882
  • I believe God's ready for youto step away from trying to
  • 00:22:16.915 --> 00:22:19.818
  • calculate how he'll do it andjust believe him because he's
  • 00:22:19.851 --> 00:22:22.687
  • Jehovah, just believehim because he's God.
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  • I believe something gettingready to break loose now, boy.
  • 00:22:28.760 --> 00:22:31.496
  • I believe people that live underthis gospel of grace, that's
  • 00:22:31.530 --> 00:22:34.433
  • some stuff gettingready to break loose.
  • 00:22:34.466 --> 00:22:36.601
  • So I'm prophesying itright now in the air.
  • 00:22:36.635 --> 00:22:38.770
  • I'm putting it right now thatthere's a change, there's a
  • 00:22:38.804 --> 00:22:41.106
  • metamorphosis gettingready to take place.
  • 00:22:41.139 --> 00:22:43.975
  • Honey, the transformationis about to end.
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  • The caterpillar is about toflower away like a butterfly.
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  • Hallelujah.
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  • There are some things that aregetting ready to take place in
  • 00:22:51.950 --> 00:22:54.219
  • your life.
  • 00:22:54.252 --> 00:22:56.354
  • He's just looking for just a fewpeople that say, "I believe God.
  • 00:22:56.388 --> 00:22:58.490
  • I believe God."
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  • announcer: Did you know worryis a wrong form of meditation?
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  • And one of the most-quotedScriptures in the Bible is John
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  • take an opportunityto pray with you.
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  • Just right now just joinme in this simple prayer.
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  • Father, in the name of JesusI come before you right now
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  • declaring that youare the Almighty God.
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  • You're the healer.
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  • You're the deliverer.
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  • And, Father, I pray in Jesus'name that your mighty hand will
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  • be upon these precious people,their families, their fathers,
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  • mothers, their children.
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  • And in the name of Jesus,those who have been infected by
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  • COVID-19, I release the healingpower of God right now and I
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  • declare that you be healedright now in the name of Jesus.
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  • For those who walk around withthe fear of it, I command that
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  • fear to go in Jesus' name.
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  • And for any who have testedpositive, don't be moved by what
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  • you see or what you hear, and Ideclare that in Jesus' name all
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  • of that is taken care of.
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  • No symptoms at all.
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  • So right now in the name of theFather, the Son, and of the Holy
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  • Ghost, I declare great victoryover your life, I declare that
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  • you will be successful inremaining above any symptoms of
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  • COVID-19, and I declare by faiththat with his stripes you are
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  • healed in Jesus' name.
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  • Thank you, Father, amen.
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  • ♪♪♪
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