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  • the whole protocol, I'm gonnaget tormented for that because
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  • when I go to store I dunnowho touched the milk before
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  • I touched the milk.
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  • When I get the buggy, I don'tknow who touched the buggy or
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  • did they forget to wipe thisbuggy off or when I went and
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  • smelled the flowers and, "Oh,that's a pretty flower," did
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  • somebody breathe on the flowerbefore I touched the flower?
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  • I don't know whosat where I sat.
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  • I don't know whowent where I went.
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  • It'll drive you crazy.
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  • I can't do that,I gotta trust Jesus.
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  • Creflo: If you'll go back toour New Year's Eve message, I
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  • prophesied that there was gonnabe an event that would take
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  • place that would show usclarity and where we all stood.
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  • And as I go through theseScriptures, my objective today,
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  • I'm teaching from this bookI wrote, "Overcoming Fear:
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  • Eliminating the Bondage ofFear," and I'm gonna share with
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  • you some of the things that,you know, it's one thing to be
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  • dealing with the virus.
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  • It's another thing to be dealingwith angry people at the grocery
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  • store, people surrounding thegun stores to get ammo, and
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  • while all that's been going on,there has been an invasion of
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  • locusts in Iran and Kenya sothick you can't even see, eating
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  • up all the crops.
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  • Somebody say, "What yougot to say about that?"
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  • "Come quickly, LordJesus, come quickly."
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  • But we're gonna get in the Wordbecause the way you combat fear
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  • is through the promises and thefaith that you have in the Word
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  • of God.
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  • Either you believe itor you don't, amen?
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  • I choose to answer foryou: "I believe it."
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  • Let's begin and I'll letthese Scriptures speak for me.
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  • Let's begin in Romans chapter8, verse 15, and we're talking
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  • about uprooting thisepidemic of fear.
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  • Uprooting the epidemic of fear.
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  • When you announce a pandemic,you also create an
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  • epidemic of fear.
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  • And there is a domino effectthat takes place when people are
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  • terrorized by fear.
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  • Romans chapter 8 and verse 15.
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  • Let's read it out loud together.
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  • Ready, read, "For you have notreceived the spirit of bondage
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  • again to fear; but you havereceived the Spirit of adoption,
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  • whereby you cry, Abba, Father."
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  • So according to this Scripture,there are a few things to note
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  • about fear.
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  • First of all, it's somethingthat has to be received from
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  • the outside.
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  • Fear is something that's gottabe received from the outside,
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  • which means it is not acharacteristic of our
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  • reborn spirit.
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  • It's something thatcomes from the outside.
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  • Fear is not something that'sgonna come from within you.
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  • It comes from somethingon the outside of you.
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  • Look at 1--2 Timothychapter 1 and 7.
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  • 2 Timothy chapter 1 and 7.
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  • We're gonna break downthe anatomy of fear.
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  • Now, notice what it says in 2Timothy chapter 1 and 7: "For
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  • God hath not given usthe spirit of fear."
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  • So notice, fear doesnot come from God.
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  • I said fear doesnot come from God.
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  • I said fear doesnot come from God.
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  • And yet the whole world isinundated with the spirit of
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  • fear and it didn'tcome from God.
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  • So God does not want the blame.
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  • Don't blame God for the fear,fear doesn't come from God.
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  • Now, if fear doesn't come fromGod, where does it come from?
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  • Well, let's get plain,it comes from the devil.
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  • Fear is of the devil,Satan is fear.
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  • He said, "God has not givenyou the spirit of fear."
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  • That spirit is Satan.
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  • Satan is fear.
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  • And he has to have it to operateand dominate and bring about
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  • bondage in the earth.
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  • Notice, the Scripture makes itvery clear that when fear shows
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  • up it brings with it bondage.
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  • And it doesn't matter--listen,somebody says--somebody says,
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  • "Well, a little fearwon't hurt you."
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  • That's just like saying alittle murder won't hurt you.
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  • A little adultery is allright; that won't hurt you.
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  • No, we must not tolerate fearin any degree or any capacity.
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  • You must not tolerate fear.
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  • Are you listening to me?
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  • "God hadn't given us the spiritof fear but he gave us," what?
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  • Power.
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  • He gave us what?
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  • He gave us what?
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  • With which we areto govern our lives.
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  • We govern our lives bya sound mind, by love.
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  • We do not governour lives by fear.
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  • Fear should not be thegovernance of your life.
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  • So, it's something we have toreceive from the outside in.
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  • So what does it meanto be in bondage then?
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  • Well, if you just picked up justeven a Webster's Dictionary, it
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  • would define bondage as, listento this, the condition of being
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  • involuntarily subject to apower, a force, or an influence.
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  • To be in bondage, it meansbeing involuntarily subject to
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  • a power, to a force,or to an influence.
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  • And this is exactly whathappens when you yield to fear.
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  • Fear shows up and then when youyield to it, then you're open to
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  • that bondage.
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  • Now look at Hebrews chapter 2:15and look what it talks
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  • about this.
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  • It's not okay to walk in fear.
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  • Fear is not okay.
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  • The worldly therapists andpeople will tell you one thing.
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  • Please understand,let's get this straight.
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  • You are in this world butyou are not of the world.
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  • You are in the world butyou are not of the world.
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  • You don't just acceptfear to be okay.
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  • You are believers.
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  • You know what that makes us?
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  • We are holy.
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  • You know what itmeans to be holy?
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  • It means not to becommon with the world.
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  • While they're infear, you're in faith.
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  • While they're in bondage,you're in liberty.
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  • While they're in some badattitude, you've got a good one.
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  • This is now a perfect timeto see where you stand.
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  • I am holy.
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  • I will not subject myselfto fear of any kind.
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  • Why?
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  • Because that's whatworldly people do.
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  • I'm in the world but Idon't operate like y'all.
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  • I don't act like y'all.
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  • I operate likewhat the Word says.
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  • Hebrews 2:15: "And deliver themwho through fear of death,"
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  • notice what happened, "they wereall their lifetime subject
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  • to bondage."
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  • All their lifetimesubject to bondage.
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  • People get into bondage to allkinds of things that stem
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  • from fear.
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  • Whether it's the fear ofpeople's opinion or the fear of
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  • flying or the fear that isdesigned to attack people's
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  • minds, subject--subjecting thosepeople to negative power of
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  • the devil.
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  • It's important to remember thatany kind of fear, regardless of
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  • how insignificant you think itis, it will put you in bondage.
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  • Regardless of how insignificantyou think it is, fear of any
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  • kind will put you in bondage.
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  • All you gotta do is look around.
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  • If you went to the store andtried to get bread, you know
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  • what I'm talking about is true.
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  • If you understandthat, say, "Amen."
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  • Now, I want you to goto 1 John chapter 4:18.
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  • This is interesting.
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  • Because when fear is present,Satan now has a platform to try
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  • to cause torment.
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  • And I am saying to you,"Don't accept the torment."
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  • Don't accept the torment.
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  • Now notice what it says here.
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  • 1 John 4:18: "There is nofear in love; but perfect love
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  • casteth out fear."
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  • Why?
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  • "Because fear hath torment.
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  • He that feareth is notmade perfect in love."
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  • Fear has torment.
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  • I've been talking topeople all over the world.
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  • Some of 'em are--have been inprison and there's nothing wrong
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  • with them.
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  • It's tormenting.
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  • It's tormenting people.
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  • It has torment.
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  • "Yeah, but still you got toobey what they're saying."
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  • I can wash my hands withouthaving to wash my hands in fear.
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  • I can say to people, "Excuse meif I don't shake hands," without
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  • having to do it in fear.
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  • But when you do what you do infear and motivated by fear and
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  • because of fear,there's torment there.
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  • I mean, if you just remove thisparticular virus away, the first
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  • thing I'm gonna do is tell you,"Oh, I didn't start doing this
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  • before the virus came.
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  • If you showed around me,sneezing, I'm like, 'Whoa, I
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  • don't want those germs.'"
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  • Just act the same way.
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  • "Oh no, I don'twant those germs."
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  • See, because to me, I gottatrust God because even if I try
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  • to follow the whole protocol,I'm gonna get tormented for that
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  • because when I go to storeI dunno who touched the milk
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  • before I touched the milk.
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  • When I get the buggy, I don'tknow who touched the buggy or
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  • did they forget to wipe thisbuggy off or when I went and
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  • smelled the flowers and, "Oh,that's a pretty flower," did
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  • somebody breathe on the flowerbefore I touched the flower?
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  • I don't know whosat where I sat.
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  • I don't know whowent where I went.
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  • It'll drive you crazy.
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  • I can't do that.
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  • I gotta trust Jesus.
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  • As holy people, I'm uncommonwith what you're going through.
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  • I'm not insensitive to whatyou're going through, but that's
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  • not me.
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  • I am a believer.
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  • You ain't got no big fear that,you know, when you come round,
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  • folks say, "Achoo,"you go, "Ohhh Lord."
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  • Y'all pray for me.
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  • Y'all pray for me.
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  • I got up this morning and I'mready to bust the devil
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  • wide open.
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  • I'm ready, and the way you dothat is you expose him with the
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  • light of God's Word.
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  • Worldly folks are not thinkinglike this, but those of us who
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  • are of Christ and those of uswho know the promises of God are
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  • thinking, "We can'tlet this slip."
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  • The devil been trying to killfolks for a long time: Ebola,
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  • bird's flu.
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  • Yeah, he been trying tokill for a long time.
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  • We've always had to stand.
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  • The devil's always tryingto kill, steal, and destroy.
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  • I got to trust God.
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  • I gotta trust God.
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  • I can't be just goingstupid and be in torment.
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  • I've gotta trust God.
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  • I will not accept the torment.
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  • I'm not gonna do that.
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  • "Well, you know, Creflo Dollar,he's a little, you know, off a
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  • little bit anyway."
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  • Say what you say.
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  • You can call meBatman if you want to.
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  • You throw a ball, I'm gonna hitit and knock a home run,
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  • praise God.
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  • Say what you say.
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  • I believe God.
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  • Through meningitis,I believed God.
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  • Through cancer, I believed God.
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  • Going around the world in allkinds of situations, some of 'em
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  • epidemic, I had to believe God.
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  • Hugging a man who hadleprosy, I had to believe God.
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  • There's something about aChristian that can believe in
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  • his God that if sickness ordisease were to touch your body,
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  • it dies instantly because youare a carrier of his glory.
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  • You are a carrier of his power.
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  • You gotta speak for yourself.
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  • I'm convinced.
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  • I'm persuaded.
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  • 1 John 4:18: "There isno fear in love," right?
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  • "Perfect love will cast itout: because fear has torment."
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  • Think that--think of that.
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  • Fear has torment.Fear has torment.
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  • Sometimes it amazes me how weput up with different things in
  • 00:15:24.903 --> 00:15:27.506
  • our immediate world, but when itcomes to the harassment of the
  • 00:15:27.539 --> 00:15:31.143
  • devil, we sit idly by whilehe takes us for a ride.
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  • For example, if there was sexualharassment going on in your
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  • workplace, you won't toleratethat, or somebody threatening
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  • your family, you wouldn'ttolerate somebody threatening to
  • 00:15:43.422 --> 00:15:46.658
  • bring harm to your loved ones.
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  • But if you have ever been ineither one of these situations,
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  • you know how quick we are tospeak out and to take action
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  • when such behaviorappears in our lives.
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  • But somehow, we tend to be lessaggressive and less proactive
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  • when Satan bringsfear to our doorstep.
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  • This gotta change.
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  • And like Jesus, we must openour mouths and declare what is
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  • written in the Word.
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  • Open your mouth and declarewhat's written in the Word.
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  • As Christians, weare in a battle.
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  • It's a battle for your mind.
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  • It's a battle foryour mind.
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  • Satan knows that if he caninfiltrate a person's mind with
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  • fear, he can control his or herlife and that's what's happening
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  • right now.
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  • If I can get you to walkin fear, I can control you.
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  • If I can get you to walk infear, I'll control you and
  • 00:16:45.484 --> 00:16:48.754
  • snatch your libertyaway from you.
  • 00:16:48.787 --> 00:16:51.824
  • And all I got to do isget you to walk in fear.
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  • Look at Isaiahchapter 54, verse 14.
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  • It's a battle for your mind.
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  • Who's got your mind?
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  • If I can get your mind and getyou to submit to fear, I can
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  • control you.
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  • Look at what's happeningaround the world.
  • 00:17:11.143 --> 00:17:14.480
  • Being controlled by fear.
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  • Being controlled byfear.
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  • Look at Isaiah 54:14: "Inrighteousness shall thou
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  • be established."
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  • Boy, that's a promise.
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  • Somebody shout, "I'm therighteousness of God."
  • 00:17:30.529 --> 00:17:32.898
  • Say out loud, "I'mestablished in righteousness."
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  • Not because of what I do butbecause of what Jesus has done,
  • 00:17:36.568 --> 00:17:39.238
  • I am establishedin righteousness.
  • 00:17:39.271 --> 00:17:41.874
  • So how many of you agree thatnow that you're born again, you
  • 00:17:41.907 --> 00:17:43.709
  • are establishedin righteousness?
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  • All right, now lookat the promise.
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  • For those of you who areestablished in righteousness and
  • 00:17:48.147 --> 00:17:50.149
  • you believe it, "Thou shallbe far from oppression."
  • 00:17:50.182 --> 00:17:54.786
  • Well, why are you gonnabe far from oppression?
  • 00:17:54.820 --> 00:17:57.156
  • 'Cause you're not gonna fear.
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  • When you're established inrighteousness, you don't fear.
  • 00:17:59.558 --> 00:18:02.060
  • "You're far from oppression; foryou shall not fear: and you're
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  • far from terror."
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  • Fear brings terror, and whenyou don't fear, you're far from
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  • terror; "for it shallnot come near you."
  • 00:18:12.271 --> 00:18:17.376
  • It shall not come near you.
  • 00:18:17.409 --> 00:18:20.145
  • The oppression and the terror,it shall not come near you.
  • 00:18:20.179 --> 00:18:24.917
  • Why?
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  • Because you will not fear.
  • 00:18:26.919 --> 00:18:29.655
  • Now, if you flip that over,when you fear, you give way for
  • 00:18:29.688 --> 00:18:32.291
  • terror and oppressionto come your way.
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  • And you'll also begin todoubt your righteousness.
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  • I'm establishedin righteousness.
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  • I will not fear.
  • 00:18:42.234 --> 00:18:45.037
  • Therefore, terror and oppressionshall not come near you.
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  • Do you understand that?
  • 00:18:52.010 --> 00:18:54.313
  • It can't come near me.
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  • Somebody say, "How?"
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  • I'm the righteousness of God.
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  • I've had to stand on myrighteousness all these years.
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  • I'm the righteousness of God.
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  • It can't come near me.
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  • Imagine you opening your mouthup and establishing that over
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  • your life today.
  • 00:19:09.561 --> 00:19:11.396
  • "Father, I give you praise.
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  • I'm getting ready to walk outthis house as the
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  • righteousness of God.
  • 00:19:14.433 --> 00:19:15.734
  • I will not fear, thereforeoppression and terror
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  • shall not come near me."
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  • Glory be to God.
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  • This is a answer and a promiseto every believer who has ever
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  • battled fear of any kind.
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  • It is a promise from heaventhat you can stand on.
  • 00:19:31.650 --> 00:19:37.356
  • I mean, tell you now, I waslooking at the book, I said,
  • 00:19:37.389 --> 00:19:40.459
  • "It is so relevant forright now, today."
  • 00:19:40.492 --> 00:19:44.563
  • Now, go with me to the bookof Job chapter 3 and 25.
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  • We do not have tobe subject to fear.
  • 00:19:51.203 --> 00:19:53.438
  • Say out loud, "I do nothave to be subject to fear."
  • 00:19:53.472 --> 00:19:57.509
  • In fact, the choiceis entirely up to you.
  • 00:19:57.542 --> 00:20:01.346
  • Just 'cause fear is present youdon't have to be subject to it.
  • 00:20:01.380 --> 00:20:04.082
  • The choice isentirely up to you.
  • 00:20:04.116 --> 00:20:06.618
  • While fear and terror may be onthe rise in the world and may
  • 00:20:06.652 --> 00:20:09.955
  • even try to come against us,they are powerless against
  • 00:20:09.988 --> 00:20:13.058
  • persons who hasconfidence in God's Word.
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  • And it keeps it at the forefrontof his or her thinking at all
  • 00:20:17.095 --> 00:20:20.832
  • times when you get the Wordof God and you keep it at the
  • 00:20:20.866 --> 00:20:23.802
  • forefront of your thinking atall time, then fear is powerless
  • 00:20:23.835 --> 00:20:27.105
  • against you.
  • 00:20:27.139 --> 00:20:28.940
  • Then you're--it's not whatyou're thinking about.
  • 00:20:28.974 --> 00:20:31.176
  • It's not what you'refocused in on.
  • 00:20:31.209 --> 00:20:33.378
  • Whatever you give your attentionto is what will become a large
  • 00:20:33.412 --> 00:20:37.316
  • part of your life.
  • 00:20:37.349 --> 00:20:40.118
  • It becomes large.
  • 00:20:40.152 --> 00:20:42.421
  • It becomes big in your life.
  • 00:20:42.454 --> 00:20:44.323
  • What are youattending to the most?
  • 00:20:44.356 --> 00:20:46.291
  • It becomes big in your life.
  • 00:20:46.325 --> 00:20:48.126
  • Listen, if you keep going homeevery day and spending five
  • 00:20:48.160 --> 00:20:49.928
  • hours a day listen to the news,talk about the virus, that's
  • 00:20:49.961 --> 00:20:51.963
  • gonna become big in your life.
  • 00:20:51.997 --> 00:20:54.900
  • And it's gonna startterrorizing you.
  • 00:20:54.933 --> 00:20:57.269
  • It's gonna become bigin your life, all right?
  • 00:20:57.302 --> 00:20:59.671
  • So you know about it, youunderstand it, praise the Lord.
  • 00:20:59.705 --> 00:21:03.508
  • But does that mean, "Letme get the latest update."
  • 00:21:03.542 --> 00:21:06.011
  • It's--you hear what I'm saying?
  • 00:21:06.044 --> 00:21:13.418
  • If you allow fear to dominateyour thinking by giving
  • 00:21:13.452 --> 00:21:15.520
  • attention to your fears, thosethings will actually increase in
  • 00:21:15.554 --> 00:21:19.791
  • your mind and in your heart.
  • 00:21:19.825 --> 00:21:21.760
  • If you never counteract thosenegative thoughts and feelings
  • 00:21:21.793 --> 00:21:24.363
  • with the Word of God, they willbegin to frame the way you see
  • 00:21:24.396 --> 00:21:27.265
  • things and, ultimately, beginattracting the very thing you
  • 00:21:27.299 --> 00:21:30.435
  • are afraid of.
  • 00:21:30.469 --> 00:21:33.071
  • They will keep you in bondageand torment you day and night,
  • 00:21:33.105 --> 00:21:38.410
  • and fear is an absolutedisruption of the peace of God.
  • 00:21:38.443 --> 00:21:43.148
  • Desires for every Christian whowalks in this peace, fear wants
  • 00:21:43.181 --> 00:21:50.455
  • to disrupt it.
  • 00:21:50.489 --> 00:21:52.724
  • It wants to cancel thepeace in your life.
  • 00:21:52.758 --> 00:21:55.360
  • So we have to make a decision tokeep our minds focused on what
  • 00:21:55.394 --> 00:21:58.163
  • God says all the time.
  • 00:21:58.196 --> 00:22:01.900
  • So your spiritual battle is I'veheard clearly what they say.
  • 00:22:01.933 --> 00:22:08.407
  • Now I'm gonna go andfocus on what God says.
  • 00:22:08.440 --> 00:22:11.443
  • 'Cause if you don't,you--listen, some of you know
  • 00:22:11.476 --> 00:22:14.579
  • what I'm talking about.
  • 00:22:14.613 --> 00:22:17.115
  • If you don't, you will justbe--you'll find you ain't even
  • 00:22:17.149 --> 00:22:20.018
  • coming out the house.
  • 00:22:20.051 --> 00:22:22.721
  • And fear willintroduce new fears.
  • 00:22:22.754 --> 00:22:25.290
  • I got a fear of the epidemic,now I got a fear if I'm gonna be
  • 00:22:25.323 --> 00:22:27.592
  • able to pay my bills, and I gota fear that, you know, I'm not
  • 00:22:27.626 --> 00:22:30.529
  • gonna be able to havemoney to do this.
  • 00:22:30.562 --> 00:22:32.564
  • Now I got a fear of, you know,this and then another fear
  • 00:22:32.597 --> 00:22:35.500
  • coming up and then I gotta goget me some bullets 'cause I'm
  • 00:22:35.534 --> 00:22:37.636
  • fearing people are gonnacome in and I gotta go into
  • 00:22:37.669 --> 00:22:39.805
  • self-preservation which is basedin fear and then I move from
  • 00:22:39.838 --> 00:22:42.274
  • self-preservation based in fearto now I'm worried about is, you
  • 00:22:42.307 --> 00:22:45.243
  • know, God said he'll take careof me, "I'll supply all your
  • 00:22:45.277 --> 00:22:48.480
  • needs according to your richesin glory," but then fear says
  • 00:22:48.513 --> 00:22:50.649
  • to doubt that.
  • 00:22:50.682 --> 00:22:52.717
  • Fear says, "Don't believe that.
  • 00:22:52.751 --> 00:22:54.786
  • Do you really believe Godgonna take care of you?"
  • 00:22:54.820 --> 00:22:56.488
  • And you're going through all ofthis and you ain't even left
  • 00:22:56.521 --> 00:22:58.123
  • the house.
  • 00:22:58.156 --> 00:23:02.027
  • And besides all of that, one ofthe greatest ways to lower your
  • 00:23:02.060 --> 00:23:04.596
  • immunity is to start worryingand get stressed out.
  • 00:23:04.629 --> 00:23:09.634
  • Wake up.
  • 00:23:11.903 --> 00:23:14.773
  • Look at Job 3:25: "For the thingwhich I greatly feared is come
  • 00:23:14.806 --> 00:23:21.446
  • upon me, and that which I wasafraid of is come unto me."
  • 00:23:21.480 --> 00:23:28.453
  • Job even knew, "I gotta stayaway from fear," 'cause fear is
  • 00:23:28.487 --> 00:23:32.157
  • the faith of the devil.
  • 00:23:32.190 --> 00:23:36.595
  • Fear is the faith of the devil.
  • 00:23:36.628 --> 00:23:40.665
  • Fear tolerated willcontaminate your faith.
  • 00:23:40.699 --> 00:23:45.303
  • And he said, "The thing I wasgreatly feared, that's what's
  • 00:23:45.337 --> 00:23:47.839
  • come upon me.
  • 00:23:47.873 --> 00:23:49.641
  • And that, the thing that I'mafraid of, man, that's--I see it
  • 00:23:49.674 --> 00:23:52.410
  • right now."
  • 00:23:52.444 --> 00:23:54.579
  • I remember when I had this fearof my wife going out alone.
  • 00:23:54.613 --> 00:23:58.617
  • We had just moved to New Yorkand she's catching cabs and I'm,
  • 00:23:58.650 --> 00:24:03.822
  • like, "Where are you?"
  • 00:24:03.855 --> 00:24:05.590
  • "Oh, I just took a cab and Ijust went down to Macy's," and
  • 00:24:05.624 --> 00:24:07.492
  • I'm, like, freaking out,like, I'm not with you.
  • 00:24:07.526 --> 00:24:09.494
  • Like, I'm--like, I canprotect her more than God.
  • 00:24:09.528 --> 00:24:14.232
  • And my wife ain't never beenthat kind of folks to announce,
  • 00:24:14.266 --> 00:24:17.235
  • "I'm doing this," and follow.
  • 00:24:17.269 --> 00:24:19.804
  • It's like, "I'm there."
  • 00:24:19.838 --> 00:24:23.008
  • "Where you at?"
  • 00:24:23.041 --> 00:24:26.878
  • And I remember thatday specifically.
  • 00:24:26.912 --> 00:24:29.447
  • The Lord spoke to me.
  • 00:24:29.481 --> 00:24:32.017
  • He says, "If you don't get yourfear under control concerning
  • 00:24:32.050 --> 00:24:34.586
  • your wife, you may one dayhave to accept some of the
  • 00:24:34.619 --> 00:24:37.455
  • responsibility for whathappens in her life."
  • 00:24:37.489 --> 00:24:41.693
  • And I said, "Lord, forgive me."
  • 00:24:41.726 --> 00:24:44.262
  • And from that pointon, I'm like, "Uh-uh."
  • 00:24:44.296 --> 00:24:46.197
  • And every time I'd sense itcoming on me, I'd fight
  • 00:24:46.231 --> 00:24:48.199
  • against it.
  • 00:24:48.233 --> 00:24:50.168
  • How did I fight against it?
  • 00:24:50.201 --> 00:24:52.470
  • I opened my mouth and I'd say,"The angels of God watch over my
  • 00:24:52.504 --> 00:24:54.506
  • wife, and God loves her muchmore than I do, praise God.
  • 00:24:54.539 --> 00:24:57.075
  • So she's in good hands.
  • 00:24:57.108 --> 00:24:58.677
  • Praise the Lord."
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  • And I have to speak to myself.
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  • Your love and financial supportmakes it possible to bring this
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  • message into millions ofhomes, all across the globe.
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