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January 17, 2021
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  • Creflo: Tonight, I want you tojoin me because this is gonna be
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  • so, so very important.
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  • I'm gonna talk to youabout the fearless life.
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  • The fearless life.
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  • I wanna start off in 2 Timothychapter 1 and verse 7 and I'm
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  • really excited about teachingthis message tonight.
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  • You know, we've gotta be carefulbecause people tolerate fear
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  • because they think it's natural.
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  • People tolerate fear becausethey think it's natural.
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  • And I'm gonna show youtonight that fear is not okay.
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  • Not a little bit,it's not okay at all.
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  • And we've got to, as Christians,learn how to respond in our
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  • faith to fear.
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  • You remember when I toldyou that faith is a positive
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  • response to what gracehas made available?
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  • Well, fear is a negativeresponse to what Satan or the
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  • world has made available.
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  • So, you know, you can beresponsible but you don't have
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  • to be motivated byfear to be responsible.
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  • You can be responsible but--towash your hands but you don't
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  • need to be motivated byfear to wash your hands.
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  • You can wash your handsin faith, praise God.
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  • And so please rememberwhat I just said.
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  • Fear is a negative response towhat Satan and the world has
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  • already done but faith is apositive response to what Jesus
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  • and grace has already done.
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  • So respond to whatJesus has already said.
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  • Respond to the Word of God.
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  • Respond to the promises of God.
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  • For example, he healedus 2000 years ago.
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  • Faith is responding to whatJesus has already done 2000
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  • years ago.
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  • He's delivered us2000 years ago.
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  • Faith responds to thedeliverance that he provided for
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  • us 2000 years ago.
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  • But now you gotta be carefulbecause fear wants to respond to
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  • the present circumstancesand situations of the world.
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  • Fear wants to respond to the, Imean, the craziness of the world
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  • and we need to talk about howto live this fearless life.
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  • I wanna begin in 2 Timothychapter 1 and verse 7.
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  • He says, "For God has not givenus the spirit of fear; but of
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  • power, and of love,and of a sound mind."
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  • Now, we're allfamiliar with that.
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  • "God hath not given us,"notice, "the spirit of fear."
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  • So fear doesn't come from God.
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  • God's not responsible for it.
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  • He's not gonnatake credit for it.
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  • "God has not given usthe spirit of fear."
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  • Here's what God gave us.
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  • God gave us power, theability to get the job done.
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  • He gave us love, and hegave us a sound mind.
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  • Now, here's whathe's saying here.
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  • You have power and loveto have sound thinking.
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  • And I believe thatin the name of Jesus.
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  • So the first thing I want youto think about as it concerns
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  • living a fearless life, is that,you know, it is a spirit of
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  • fear, it is not justsomething that's natural.
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  • So you'll tolerate it if you'reconvinced, well, it's
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  • just natural.
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  • Now, I'm not saying--I'm notsaying at all, I'm not saying,
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  • well, you know, you don'thave opportunities to fear.
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  • I am saying that when fear comesup, since it didn't come from
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  • God, then you take the power andthe love and the sound mind and
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  • you get rid of it.
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  • Yeah, as a human being,you're gonna experience fear.
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  • And fear will knock on thedoor, but it's still not of God.
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  • Just 'cause you experiencesomething doesn't mean it came
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  • from God but what we do is wefind out what has come from God
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  • and we use that to defeatwhat came from the devil.
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  • You know, the Bible says thethief comes but not for it to
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  • kill, steal, and destroy.
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  • The thief comes to kill, steal,and destroy, but God said that
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  • "I've come that you mighthave life, and have it
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  • more abundantly."
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  • And so which one areyou gonna submit to?
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  • I'm gonna submitto what God said.
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  • And so, fear is not somethingthat comes from God.
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  • Fear is--fear is literallycontaminated faith.
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  • That's a good way to put it.
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  • It's contaminated faith and Iheard Brother Copeland say this
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  • years ago, that fear toleratedis faith that is contaminated,
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  • that if you tolerate fear, youwill contaminate your faith.
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  • So I wanna do a comparison incontrast between faith
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  • versus fear.
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  • Now, here's whatI'm talking about.
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  • For example, faith comes byhearing and hearing the Word
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  • of God.
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  • Did you know that fear cometh byhearing and hearing the words of
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  • the problem, thewords of your enemy?
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  • Faith, the Bible says it'simpossible to please God
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  • without faith.
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  • Do you know it's impossibleto please Satan without fear?
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  • Like God needs faith in orderto bring his word to pass, Satan
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  • needs fear in order tobring his word to pass.
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  • Everything in the Kingdomof God operates by faith.
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  • Everything in this world'ssystem operates by fear.
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  • It's based in fear.
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  • And so the greatest fear, onceagain, that Satan can inflict on
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  • Christian people is the fearthat what God promised in his
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  • Word won't come to pass.
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  • It's the fear that with hisstripes you are healed, that it
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  • won't come to pass.
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  • It's the fear that my Godshall supply all of your needs
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  • according to his riches inglory, that that won't come
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  • to pass.
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  • That's the greatest fear hewants to put on Christian
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  • people, the fear of maybe, justmaybe, this word that I'm told
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  • to believe, maybe itwon't come to pass.
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  • And you've got toactively resist fear.
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  • You've got tofight against fear.
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  • So when we operate not based inthe Word, then our operation is
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  • gonna be based in fear.
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  • When our operation is not basedin the Word, then we're gonna be
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  • operating in fear.
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  • See, if you don't pray prayersthat are based in the Word, then
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  • you might be prayingfear-based prayers.
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  • So this is so, so,so very important.
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  • I recall a Scripture--in fact,if you'll go with me to Job
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  • chapter 1 and 5, you know, Jobactually experienced what fear
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  • can do in the life ofsomeone who tolerates it.
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  • Job chapter 1 and 5, Job beginsto say something here and I
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  • wanna see if you canpick up the fear here.
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  • In Job 1 and 5 he says, "And itwas so, when the days of their
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  • fasting were gone about, thatJob sent and sanctified them,
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  • and he rose up early in themorning, and he offered burnt
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  • offerings according to thenumber of them all: for Job
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  • said," now listen to what hesaid, "It may be that my sons
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  • have sinned, and maybe theycursed God in their hearts.
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  • Thus did Job continuously."
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  • Can you pick out the fear here?
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  • Job was afraid that maybe hissons have sinned by cursing God
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  • in their hearts.
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  • So Job's response was basedin the fear that his sons have
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  • sinned against God and cursedGod in their heart so even
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  • though Job was doing somethinglike he was sacrificing
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  • offerings every day out of fear.
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  • He was bringingofferings out of fear.
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  • Think about that now.
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  • The sacrifices at thattime was a good thing.
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  • It was used to cover sin,but now it was based in fear.
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  • He did it based in fear.
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  • My question tonight, whatare you doing based in fear?
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  • Is fear the motivationbehind what you do?
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  • Because notice, he did this overand over and over again because
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  • of fear and look at Job chapter3:25 and this is the result of
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  • when you begin to dothings out of fear.
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  • In verse 25 he says, "For thething which I greatly feared,"
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  • watch this, "it's come upon me,and that which I was afraid of,"
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  • he says, "it's come unto me."
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  • Ladies and gentlemen, pleaseunderstand something: you must
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  • not tolerate fear.
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  • You must not tolerate it for nota day, you must not tolerate it
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  • not for a moment.
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  • You must not tolerate it becausefear is contaminated faith.
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  • It's faith that has beeninfected with fright and fear
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  • and being afraid.
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  • So I'm gonna share some thingswith you tonight concerning this
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  • fearless life and I had a goodtime looking at this today.
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  • I mean, it really--it got me soblessed, I was so ready to come
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  • tonight and share this with you,and it's just so amazing and I
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  • want you to pay attentionto each of these Scriptures.
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  • If you have your Bibles, go withme to the book of Luke chapter 1
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  • and verse 17.
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  • Luke chapter 1 and verse 17.
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  • Now, you'll get--you'll hearpeople talk, you know, trying to
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  • defend, they don't have fearand all this kind of stuff.
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  • You just don't really know whatfear is, but I tell you what,
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  • we've got to identify it.
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  • We've got to knowwhat's going on.
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  • Excuse me, Luke 1:74, excuse me.
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  • Luke chapter 1, verse 74.
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  • Now, I wanna read this to youand then I wanna talk to you
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  • about some things.
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  • I'm gonna read 74 and 75.
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  • Luke chapter 1, verse 74 and 75.
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  • Now, look what he says here.
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  • He says, "That he would grantunto us, that we being delivered
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  • out of the hand of our enemiesmight serve him without fear."
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  • And 75, he says, "In holinessand righteousness before him,
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  • and do it all thedays of our lives."
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  • Now, this is so important.
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  • Now, notice what he says: "Hewould grant us--that God would
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  • grant unto us, that we beingdelivered out of the hands of
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  • the enemies," well, question:have we been delivered out of
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  • the hands of the enemy?
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  • Yes, yes, we've been deliveredout of the hands of the enemies.
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  • God delivered us 2000 years ago.
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  • Whatever enemy shows up, youhave been delivered out of the
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  • hands of the enemy.
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  • In fact, say this out loud: "Ihave been delivered out of the
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  • hand of the enemies."
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  • So no, regardless of what thatenemy is, you've been delivered.
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  • Some of you, you know, you'vegotta recognize this virus is
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  • an enemy.
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  • The loneliness is an enemy.
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  • You have been delivered outof the hands of the enemies.
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  • Why?
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  • So that you might serve--that you might serve God
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  • without fear.
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  • So the thing you use is this:God has already delivered me out
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  • of the hand of all my enemiesand I'm gonna be able to now
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  • serve God without fear,serving God without fear.
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  • Now, listen to this.
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  • To serve God without fearis to serve God with faith.
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  • To serve God without fearis to serve God with faith.
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  • And faith is a practicalexpression of fearless
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  • confidence in God.
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  • It's a practical expressionof fearless confidence in God.
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  • But now, notice so also he says,"I delivered you from all of
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  • your enemies so that you canserve God without fear," and he
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  • says, "In holiness you'regonna serve God without fear.
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  • In righteousness you're gonnaserve God without fear, all the
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  • days of your life."
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  • I wanna talk about thosetwo words: holiness
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  • and righteousness.
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  • You know what itmeans to be holy?
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  • Holy means you're not gonnabe common with the world.
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  • In other words, when the worldis sad, you're full of joy.
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  • When the world is sick, you'refull of health and healing.
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  • When the world is infear, you're in faith.
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  • That's what it means to be holy.
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  • And Jesus has made you holy,which means it's talking
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  • about--here's anotherword for it: sanctified.
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  • In other words,you're set aside.
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  • In other words, whatever theworld's doing, you've been set
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  • aside and you are not common orin agreement with how they are
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  • doing what they do and howthey're acting, and the way
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  • they act.
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  • We're holy.
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  • And that means, you know, ifthey're in fear, we're in faith.
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  • If they're in depression, we'rein the joy of the Lord,
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  • praise God.
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  • And he says, you can serveGod without fear in holiness.
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  • So it's important for me to letyou know tonight that you're not
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  • like the world.
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  • You're holy.
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  • You've been separated.
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  • You've been set aside and youshould--we should be able to see
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  • the difference.
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  • Now is the time for us toallow our holiness to shine.
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  • Listen, I don't wantyou to tolerate fear.
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  • It's look at what the world hasand then you look at what God
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  • has presented to you.
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  • Since your enemies have beendefeated and since you can serve
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  • God without fear and sinceyou're holy, praise God, then
  • 00:15:14.593 --> 00:15:19.064
  • demonstrate that holiness isuncommonness with the world,
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  • that I'm not common with theworld and what they go through,
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  • I go through the opposite of itbecause of what Jesus has made
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  • available to me.
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  • And then he used the nextword, "righteousness."
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  • So in holiness andin righteousness.
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  • Righteousness is a gift.
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  • And I'm therighteousness of God.
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  • And because I'm therighteousness of God, I have a
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  • right to the finishedworks of Jesus.
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  • I have a right to be healed.
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  • I have a right to be delivered.
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  • I have a right towalk in protection.
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  • I have a right because I'mthe righteousness of God.
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  • So "In holiness and inrighteousness before him, that
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  • I'll serve him allthe days of my life.
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  • And I'll servehim without fear."
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  • And that's good,good, good Word, amen?
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  • So take a hold of that.
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  • Now, go to Philippians chapter1, verse 28, and I wanna read
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  • this in the NewLiving Translations.
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  • Philippians 1:28.
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  • You know, I justthought about something.
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  • If you bring up the issue ofdoubt, you know what doubt is?
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  • Doubt is one moment of fear.
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  • One moment of fear equals doubt.
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  • And I'm telling you, in the nameof Jesus, you make your mind up
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  • that I'm not going to give onemoment of fear, because we cast
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  • that doubt down, but how dowe cast that doubt down?
  • 00:16:45.684 --> 00:16:48.854
  • By casting thatthought of fear down.
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  • One moment of fear equals doubt.
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  • Now, look at this,Philippians chapter 1:28,
  • 00:16:55.828 --> 00:16:59.364
  • New Living Translation.
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  • He says, "Don't be intimidatedin any way by your
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  • enemies," wow.
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  • Don't be intimidated by any wayor by your enemies, in any way
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  • by your enemies.
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  • "This will be a sign to yourenemies, them, that they are
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  • going to bedestroyed," hallelujah.
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  • "But they--but that youare going to be saved."
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  • They're gonna be destroyed butyou gonna be saved, "even by God
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  • himself."
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  • Now, look at this.
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  • Don't allow coronavirus tointimidate you, don't allow, you
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  • know, the necessary rules thatour government's setting up to
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  • try to fight this thing.
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  • Don't be intimidated.
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  • You are a Christian, you believein the finished works of
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  • Jesus Christ.
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  • This virus is anenemy, praise God.
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  • Those emotional attacks,that's an enemy.
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  • The loneliness and thedepression, that's an enemy.
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  • Don't be intimidatedby your enemies.
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  • Why?
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  • This will be a sign to them thatthey are going to be destroyed.
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  • So when you're walking around infaith, rather than in fear, and
  • 00:18:12.638 --> 00:18:16.341
  • if you're walking aroundrefusing to be intimidated,
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  • that's a sign to your enemiesthat they're going to
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  • be destroyed.
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  • And I mean, World Changers,you stand up and refuse to
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  • be intimidated.
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  • You speak to yourselfthe Word of God, man.
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  • When you have a thought, a fear,you cast it down by speaking the
  • 00:18:31.957 --> 00:18:36.295
  • promise of the Word of God andit is an indication, it is a
  • 00:18:36.328 --> 00:18:39.898
  • message, to all of your enemies,it's a message to the devil,
  • 00:18:39.932 --> 00:18:43.302
  • praise God, that they're gonnabe destroyed but that you're
  • 00:18:43.335 --> 00:18:46.138
  • going to be saved.
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  • And you're gonna be saved,even by God himself.
  • 00:18:48.273 --> 00:18:51.009
  • Man, I am--that'llget you going.
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  • That'll get yougoing, praise God.
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  • I--in fact, say this outloud with me: "I refuse to be
  • 00:18:54.880 --> 00:18:59.418
  • intimidated by the enemy offear, by the enemy of viruses,
  • 00:18:59.451 --> 00:19:07.025
  • by the enemy of sickness, bythe enemy of loneliness, by the
  • 00:19:07.059 --> 00:19:12.664
  • enemy of stress.
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  • I refuse to be intimidated,in Jesus' name."
  • 00:19:15.400 --> 00:19:20.138
  • Well, that's a sign to yourenemies that they're gonna be
  • 00:19:20.172 --> 00:19:21.974
  • destroyed, and you're gonnabe saved by God himself.
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  • Oh, praise God, hallelujah.
  • 00:19:26.812 --> 00:19:29.548
  • Now, let's look at Matthewchapter 6, verse 25.
  • 00:19:29.581 --> 00:19:36.655
  • Matthew chapter 6, verse 25.
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  • And I wanna read something toyou because if you look at--I
  • 00:19:40.092 --> 00:19:46.565
  • wanna talk to you about worry.
  • 00:19:46.598 --> 00:19:48.734
  • Let's look at this, Matthew25--Matthew 6:25 through 30 in
  • 00:19:48.767 --> 00:19:51.303
  • the New Living Translation.
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  • So let's talk about what happenswhen you decide to, instead of
  • 00:19:54.106 --> 00:20:00.512
  • not being intimidated, youdecide to begin to meditate on
  • 00:20:00.545 --> 00:20:06.718
  • the negative thing.
  • 00:20:06.752 --> 00:20:08.453
  • In fact, when you meditate onthe negative thing and the work
  • 00:20:08.487 --> 00:20:12.591
  • of the enemy, when you ponderit and roll it over and over in
  • 00:20:12.624 --> 00:20:16.662
  • your mind and give focus to itand consider it over and over
  • 00:20:16.695 --> 00:20:19.631
  • and over again,that's called worry.
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  • Worry is meditatingon the problem.
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  • It's meditating on the situationand then that causes a whole lot
  • 00:20:27.606 --> 00:20:33.345
  • of stuff.
  • 00:20:33.378 --> 00:20:35.047
  • I mean, negative meditation onthe problem and the issue causes
  • 00:20:35.080 --> 00:20:38.717
  • worry, causes stress, beginsto cause dis-easement in your
  • 00:20:38.750 --> 00:20:43.789
  • physical body which opensthe door for disease in your
  • 00:20:43.822 --> 00:20:47.826
  • physical body.
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  • See, we gotta be careful, youknow, once they announce that
  • 00:20:50.028 --> 00:20:52.564
  • there's a pandemic, at thesame time, an epidemic started.
  • 00:20:52.597 --> 00:21:00.005
  • That epidemic wasan epidemic of fear.
  • 00:21:00.038 --> 00:21:02.874
  • See, we're dealing with apandemic of the virus but we're
  • 00:21:02.908 --> 00:21:05.677
  • also dealing withthe epidemic of fear.
  • 00:21:05.711 --> 00:21:08.580
  • And the domino effect of dealingand building up the epidemic of
  • 00:21:08.613 --> 00:21:15.687
  • fear is gonna be alot of stuff going on.
  • 00:21:15.721 --> 00:21:21.426
  • There will be people who willget sick from not even the virus
  • 00:21:21.460 --> 00:21:24.429
  • but it's the worry and thestress and the dis-easement now
  • 00:21:24.463 --> 00:21:29.067
  • and the epidemic of fear that'snow caused, you know, all kinds
  • 00:21:29.101 --> 00:21:32.804
  • of other things to becomea part of your life.
  • 00:21:32.838 --> 00:21:35.707
  • And now you're worrying andyour immunity is going down.
  • 00:21:35.741 --> 00:21:39.311
  • It's not as strongas it needs to be.
  • 00:21:39.344 --> 00:21:41.313
  • So there's a lot to be saidabout having peace and having
  • 00:21:41.346 --> 00:21:43.315
  • joy in your life.
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  • And I'm telling you right now,all of the things that are going
  • 00:21:45.217 --> 00:21:46.918
  • on in our world, they aredesigned to kill, steal, and
  • 00:21:46.952 --> 00:21:49.788
  • destroy becauseSatan's behind it.
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  • It's designed to kill you, tosteal, to destroy your life, to
  • 00:21:52.724 --> 00:21:55.827
  • make you sick, to giveyou chronic disease.
  • 00:21:55.861 --> 00:21:58.363
  • That's what he wants to do.
  • 00:21:58.397 --> 00:22:00.031
  • And that's why thegreat stress is there.
  • 00:22:00.065 --> 00:22:02.434
  • And you know, another thing Ithought about, around the time
  • 00:22:02.467 --> 00:22:04.503
  • that this whole thing started,over in other countries there's
  • 00:22:04.536 --> 00:22:09.174
  • an invasion of locusts that areeating up thousands of pounds
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  • of food.
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  • I mean, fear cannot be the doorthat opens up all of the other
  • 00:22:17.182 --> 00:22:20.185
  • things that we maynot be thinking about.
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  • And so, our country needsthe church, praise God.
  • 00:22:23.255 --> 00:22:27.125
  • We need Jesus, we need his Word,and we need to pray like never
  • 00:22:27.159 --> 00:22:30.762
  • before that our eyes will beopened to what's going on.
  • 00:22:30.796 --> 00:22:35.233
  • This is ultimately, at the baseof it, a trick of the devil
  • 00:22:35.267 --> 00:22:40.405
  • trying to steal,kill, and destroy.
  • 00:22:40.439 --> 00:22:43.742
  • And so, it's important that wedon't yield ourself to worry.
  • 00:22:43.775 --> 00:22:48.713
  • We've got to cast thosethoughts of worry down.
  • 00:22:48.747 --> 00:22:51.683
  • We cannot meditate on thenegative all the time.
  • 00:22:51.716 --> 00:22:55.320
  • It's okay to, you know, tune inon the news every now and then
  • 00:22:55.353 --> 00:22:58.056
  • to find out what's going on butnot all day, nine hours a day,
  • 00:22:58.089 --> 00:23:01.560
  • every single day.
  • 00:23:01.593 --> 00:23:03.495
  • You're meditating on somethingthat's gonna produce worry in
  • 00:23:03.528 --> 00:23:05.130
  • your life, that's gonna takeaway the ease and it's just not
  • 00:23:05.163 --> 00:23:09.468
  • healthy, it's not good for yourspirit, it's not good for your
  • 00:23:09.501 --> 00:23:12.904
  • soul, it's notgood for your body.
  • 00:23:12.938 --> 00:23:14.973
  • It's not good.
  • 00:23:15.006 --> 00:23:16.641
  • So let's deal with this issueof worry, which is negative
  • 00:23:16.675 --> 00:23:18.777
  • meditation on the problem.
  • 00:23:18.810 --> 00:23:21.580
  • He said, "That is why Itell you not to worry about
  • 00:23:21.613 --> 00:23:25.183
  • everyday life."
  • 00:23:25.217 --> 00:23:27.486
  • Jesus is speaking here.
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  • He says, "Whether you haveenough food and drink, or enough
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  • clothes to wear.
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  • Isn't life more than food, andyour body more than clothing?"
  • 00:23:34.226 --> 00:23:38.563
  • I mean, he's really trying toget us to see, dude, whatever
  • 00:23:38.597 --> 00:23:41.967
  • happens, do not letyour peace be stolen.
  • 00:23:42.000 --> 00:23:45.737
  • I said it once,I'll say it again.
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  • If it costs you yourpeace, it's too expensive.
  • 00:23:47.839 --> 00:23:50.675
  • And don't spend your peaceon the problem, praise God.
  • 00:23:50.709 --> 00:23:54.145
  • Now, he says,"Look at the birds.
  • 00:23:54.179 --> 00:23:56.815
  • They don't plant or harvest orstore food in barns, for your
  • 00:23:56.848 --> 00:24:00.986
  • heavenly Father feeds them.
  • 00:24:01.019 --> 00:24:03.755
  • And aren't you far morevaluable to God than they are?"
  • 00:24:03.788 --> 00:24:09.027
  • See, you have valuein the eyes of God.
  • 00:24:09.060 --> 00:24:11.696
  • God's not gonnaforget about you.
  • 00:24:11.730 --> 00:24:13.798
  • God hadn't forgotten about you.
  • 00:24:13.832 --> 00:24:16.201
  • Look what he says.
  • 00:24:16.234 --> 00:24:18.003
  • "Can all your worries add asingle moment of your--a single
  • 00:24:18.036 --> 00:24:20.872
  • moment to your life?"
  • 00:24:20.906 --> 00:24:22.841
  • Can all the worrying you've beendoing for the last few weeks,
  • 00:24:22.874 --> 00:24:25.710
  • has it added and can it adda single moment to your life?
  • 00:24:25.744 --> 00:24:29.147
  • No.
  • 00:24:29.180 --> 00:24:31.049
  • Next verse.
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  • "And why worryabout your clothing?
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  • Look at the lilies of the fieldand look at how they grow.
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  • They don't work ormake their clothing."
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  • Verse 29: "Yet Solomon in allof his glory was not dressed as
  • 00:24:41.626 --> 00:24:46.831
  • beautifully as they are."
  • 00:24:46.865 --> 00:24:49.901
  • Now, watch this, verse 30: "Andif God cares so wonderfully for
  • 00:24:49.935 --> 00:24:54.272
  • wildflowers that are here todayand then thrown into the fire
  • 00:24:54.306 --> 00:24:58.643
  • tomorrow, he willcertainly care for you."
  • 00:24:58.677 --> 00:25:03.181
  • Now, I want you to say thisout loud: "God cares for me."
  • 00:25:03.214 --> 00:25:08.119
  • Say it again.
  • 00:25:08.153 --> 00:25:09.955
  • "God cares for me."
  • 00:25:09.988 --> 00:25:12.357
  • So he says in the Scripture,so "Why do you have so
  • 00:25:12.390 --> 00:25:15.961
  • little faith?"
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