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Freedom From Performance Based Christianity

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October 9, 2019
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Creflo Dollar

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  • and friends of Creflo Dollar Ministries.
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  • Creflo Dollar: Like your credit card, you get one but you got
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  • to call the number to activate it.
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  • So, whenever we take all of our children away from God, where
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  • there's no way to activate the conscience, then they'll do
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  • things and they have no conscience that had been turned
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  • on to say somethin ain't right about this.
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  • announcer: Creflo and Taffi Dollar are blanketing the world
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  • World Changers International, it really does make a difference
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  • in people's lives.
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  • There's so many people-- too many for them to count and how
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  • their lives have been impacted.
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  • announcer: And now it's your time.
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  • This is your world,
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  • so let's vow to make it a better place.
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  • Let every heart that needs to know
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  • your love is here to stay.
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  • It's time we live a new life.
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  • Let his Son shine bright in you.
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  • Saved by his grace.
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  • Oh, we embrace your love today.
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  • We are changed.
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  • Creflo: If you have your Bibles tonight, go with me to the book
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  • of Romans chapter seven and verse 5.
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  • We are talking about the contrast, the law
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  • by Moses versus the grace that came by Jesus Christ.
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  • And we have compared and contrast the commandments
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  • by Moses versus commandments by Jesus.
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  • And then we compared and contrast sin nature verse
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  • sin actions.
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  • And last week, we began to talk about performing to do what
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  • Jesus has already done versus performing to establish
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  • spiritual authority that's been given to us by grace.
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  • You see, a lot of times a lot of Christians-- I started to say
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  • these Christians, but a lot of Christians, they struggle
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  • with, "Well, what do I do?"
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  • And we become so consumed with what do we do we're not
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  • understanding how important it is to believe.
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  • And we just cannot believe that we can get something from God
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  • without doin' somethin' to deserve it.
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  • But tonight, we're gonna dig in this thing and just show you.
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  • We're gonna teach a lot from the New Living Translation
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  • and the Message, just show you how vital it is for you
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  • to finally put to death self effort.
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  • Let's begin with this statement tonight that performance based
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  • religion, I submit to you that it is sin.
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  • Performance based religion is sin.
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  • I want to come out and say that very boldly.
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  • And the reason why it is sin is because the only true
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  • righteousness is Christ's righteousness.
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  • The only true right-- anything else you call righteousness
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  • by any effort and works of your own is not true righteousness.
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  • The only true righteousness is Christ's righteousness
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  • and the only way to get it is to receive it and surrender all
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  • of our self effort.
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  • The only way to get true righteousness is to receive it
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  • and the only way you're going to receive it is to surrender
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  • all of your self effort because any effort involved in what you
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  • call righteousness is not gonna be true righteousness.
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  • Any effort involved with you declaring that you've been
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  • justified and it is because of your works.
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  • It's not true.
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  • Think about it, if you could do that we wouldn't need Jesus.
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  • If it was a matter of you coming up with the right kind of works
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  • and the right kind of moves we wouldn't need Jesus.
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  • It was a big waste of time for Jesus to come here
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  • and to present to us righteousness that comes by him.
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  • And so, you've got to understand that true righteousness comes
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  • from Christ.
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  • It can only be true righteousness can only be
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  • received and the way you receive it is by surrendering your self
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  • effort.
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  • Now, for Christians who've been goin' to church all their lives
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  • and everything has always been about works, and everything's
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  • always been about what you do, this may be a challenge to you
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  • even in your thinking to realize this is about believing
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  • and receiving and not by working and deserving.
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  • 'Cause Christians have been taught to work hard in order
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  • to deserve from-- something from God.
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  • And Hebrews calls that dead works, amen?
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  • Now, let's go to this next statement and he's-- and that
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  • next statement.
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  • This is so important.
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  • In Romans chapter 7 and verse 5, I wanna read that it says, "For
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  • when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were
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  • by the law," notice the motions of sins were by the law of Moses
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  • "They did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto
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  • death."
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  • Now, in verse 5 the word "flesh" you have to rightly divide it
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  • every time you see it.
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  • It could be talking about the flesh of your physical
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  • body.
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  • It could be used to talk about your thinking
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  • and the flesh is a wrong way of thinking that goes
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  • against the Word of God.
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  • But in this verse, this is interesting because he says,
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  • "For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were
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  • by the law."
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  • So, what is the flesh by the law?
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  • This is what he's saying, "Flesh by the law."
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  • So, it means to end-- this here the word "flesh" here means
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  • to be under the law trying to do good through self effort.
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  • To be under the law of Moses, trying to do good through your
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  • own self effort.
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  • That's what flesh means here and so what happens he says, "If
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  • you continue to want to try to perform or if you continue
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  • to want to try to live under the law then you're gonna
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  • live in the flesh."
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  • And to live in the flesh in this verse of Scripture means that
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  • you're under the law, wow, tryin' to do good through your
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  • own self effort.
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  • I think that perfectly describes religion.
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  • I think that perfectly describes what a lot of us came
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  • out of the churches that we came out of we were under the law
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  • trying to do good.
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  • You know the song 99 and a half won't do-- We didn't do we--
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  • tryin' to do good and what we doing?
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  • Through our self effort.
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  • Through our self effort.
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  • That is called the flesh and maybe a lot of us came
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  • out of a fleshy church, because we didn't know that
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  • under the law it produced flesh.
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  • Because under the law, you're tryin' to do good.
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  • How many of you remember struggling trying to do good?
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  • I mean, I mean, you know God knew your heart, but it's like,
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  • "Gonedog, I'm trying to do good."
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  • You wake up in the morning, saying, "I ain't going
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  • to complain one time."
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  • By the time you go out you know you done complain 20 times.
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  • Man, that complaining thing is a serious business 'cause
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  • the only thing you gotta do the complaint is to express
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  • dissatisfaction.
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  • If you open your mouth-- it could be true, but if you say,
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  • if you express your dissatisfaction, if you express
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  • your pain, you get up, "Oh my ear hurt."
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  • if you do any of that, if you express your resentment, all
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  • of that's called complaining.
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  • That's what thousands of people fell dead for under the law.
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  • Trying to do good through your own self effort and I had
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  • to rewire my mind.
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  • And I'm telling you my life is just not the same.
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  • I had a guy to say to me, you know, he came up and introduced
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  • herself to me.
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  • And I noticed he was lookin' at me kinda funny-- and he said,
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  • "You really appear extremely relaxed and peaceful."
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  • I say, "That's a strange comment to say in the middle
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  • of a conversation," but it really blessed me because I
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  • thought hopefully I'm giving off what it means not to be
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  • in worry, concerned, and stress.
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  • Just chilling.
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  • Why?
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  • 'Cause Jesus has already done it all.
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  • And then I can rest and at that same time use my authority.
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  • I can rest in the things of God then open my mouth and beat
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  • the devil upside the head.
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  • Are you seeing what I'm sayin?'
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  • All right, now, watch this very carefully 'cause we're gonna
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  • spend a lot of times and these scriptures just have to be seen.
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  • So, the flesh is being under the law trying to do good
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  • through self effort.
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  • Now, Deuteronomy 28:1 through 3 real quick and then in Galatians
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  • chapter 3.
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  • And then I want to go through some Scriptures, what
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  • I'm going to show you is the fact that all of the things
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  • we have under this new covenant, we have through Jesus not
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  • through performance.
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  • We have through believing him not because of what we did
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  • at church, okay?
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  • Deuteronomy 28 verses 1 through 3, he says, "And it
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  • shall come to pass, if thou--" that's the performance
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  • condition, "shall hearken unto the diligently to the voice
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  • of the Lord thy God to observe to do all his commandments,
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  • to do all his commandments, which I command thee this day
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  • that the Lord thy God will set thee on high above all nations
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  • of the earth."
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  • Verse 2, "And all these blessings shall come on thee
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  • and overtake thee," here's the condition of you being
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  • blessed, "if you hearken diligently unto the voice
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  • of the Lord thy God to keep all his commandments."
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  • Verse 3, "And then the blessing shall and you'll be blessed
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  • in the city and the field."
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  • And then verse 15 says if you don't keep 'em you will be
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  • cursed, all right?
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  • So, notice the performance that has to take place in order
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  • to get the blessing.
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  • You have to perform all the commandments in order to get
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  • blessed, alright?
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  • But now look over in the new covenant, Galatians chapter 3,
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  • verse 13 and 14.
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  • I want to just drive this in your head.
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  • You know how I get when I get on something.
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  • We'll look at it every time we stand up for about three or four
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  • months.
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  • Till you dreaming about it, amen?
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  • Alright, look at this, "Christ has redeemed us, delivered us,
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  • paid the ransom for us."
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  • Who did that?
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  • Alright, let me ask you a question.
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  • You know, wow, if we wasn't in bad shape why was a ransom
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  • had-- why was a ransom paid?
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  • What do you need to Christ for?
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  • See, it's not that you needed Christ you still do.
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  • You still do.
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  • And people preach this.
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  • They'll read this very Scripture, "Christ has redeemed
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  • us from the curse of the law."
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  • And then not even understand what that means.
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  • We've been delivered and the ransom has been paid
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  • so that we are no longer going to be cursed for our inability
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  • to perform according to the requirements of the law.
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  • Man, and yet you go to church and they're still telling you--
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  • I heard this with my own ears today.
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  • I didn't mean to hear it but you know how those things pop
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  • up when you're looking at social media and I'm on this little
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  • preaching thing, and I heard this, it said-- and I'm going
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  • to teach on it Sunday very briefly.
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  • It said, you know, if you don't get yourself right and clean
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  • up your act before you take communion, you'll die
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  • prematurely.
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  • How many of you were taught that?
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  • That's so wrong.
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  • If you're going to die for that what did he shed his blood for?
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  • His check must've bounced when he paid the ransom.
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  • Are you following what I'm saying?
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  • And I thought, "Oh my gosh.
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  • That's why God got me doing this over and over again."
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  • And I forgot about communion, but I'm gonna start mentioning
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  • it every Sunday about what it means.
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  • It doesn't mean no premature death.
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  • It ain't got nothin' to do with you dying.
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  • And no wonder you see people, "I ain't taking communion today."
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  • And communion is the very thing you need for whatever's goin'
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  • on with you.
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  • You don't take communion 'cause you flawless.
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  • You take it 'cause you need to remind yourself of what Jesus
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  • has already made available.
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  • "Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law being
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  • made a curse for us.
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  • For it is written cursed is everyone that hangeth
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  • on a tree," why?
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  • "That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles."
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  • How does the blessing come on the Gentiles now?
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  • Through Jesus Christ.
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  • Now, under the grace of God, please explain to me
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  • the performance that we have to do in order to get blessed.
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  • No, I didn't ask you, what you have to do to get blessed.
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  • Give me, what's the thing you've gotta work in order to get
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  • blessed?
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  • Under the law we knew we had to keep the commandments to be
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  • blessed.
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  • But under grace what-- you know what's the word?
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  • What are you doing?
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  • Whatcha workin?'
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  • Do you have to come to church at least five times?
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  • What do you do in order to get blessed under the grace of God?
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  • No, no, no, no, it can't just be believing.
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  • You know the church was going to say it can't just be
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  • believing.
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  • 'Cause they can't believe that you can just get that
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  • without having to work and perform to deserve that.
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  • See, we have the mentality that we got to deserve it.
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  • And Jesus is like, "Dude, you don't understand you don't
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  • deserve-- you don't deserve me."
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  • Do you know Jesus is a manifestation of the grace
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  • of God?
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  • We didn't deserve Jesus to come and to die and to shed his blood
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  • and to take his body as the final sacrifice for all
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  • of our sins.
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  • That was grace.
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  • Jesus was a grace gift to man.
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  • But we still go around with, "I don't think I deserve it unless
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  • I beat myself up or unless I do something
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  • and sweat to deserve it."
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  • And I am telling you that is the biggest deception right now.
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  • And I'm okay with getting beat up for what I'm teaching.
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  • God trained me in beat up.
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  • But you just wait and see when all of us get to heaven, God's
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  • gonna say-- and other folks will get to heaven, but God there'll
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  • be--listen, I don't think people-- there's still gonna be
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  • some rewards in heaven.
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  • You understand that, don't ya?
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  • And then whatever you didn't build on Jesus, the Bible says
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  • that you'll lose your reward.
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  • You'll still go to heaven, he said, but he said you'll lose
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  • your reward because what you built you built on self effort
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  • and not on him.
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  • Wow.
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  • Now, are y'all ready for this?
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  • So we established right now that we are blessed because of Jesus
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  • and what he did and not because of us and what we do.
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  • Cool?
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  • Wednesday night crew is that cool?
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  • You still think it's 'cause of what you do?
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  • Okay, 'cause think about it, if it's because of what you do then
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  • he waste his time doing what he did because you could have did
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  • what you do before you got here.
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  • So, what do you really think?
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  • You feel me, right?
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  • You-- but that's what we we were raised in that.
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  • We were raised to perform.
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  • Church was about the stage for us to perform to deserve
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  • from God.
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  • And then we would boast about why we are blessed
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  • and then we would judge others, who wasn't blessed like we
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  • blessed.
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  • And self righteousness would come in.
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  • And tonight I'm here to preach about the end of your
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  • performance based religion--
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  • 'cause you know there are people
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  • in church says, "Well, I don't want it then.
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  • I don't want it to end because if it ends I can no longer boast
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  • about what I did."
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  • Okay, now, take a look at these Scriptures.
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  • Alright, let's begin in 1 Corinthians chapter 1 and 30.
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  • 1 Corinthians, chapter 1 and 30.
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  • I want you to-- I want you to look at what we're
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  • about to get into here.
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  • 1 Corinthians 1 and 30.
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  • All right, now, "But of him are you in Christ Jesus."
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  • I like this translation.
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  • It says, by his doing you are in Christ Jesus.
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  • "But of him are you in Christ Jesus."
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  • By his doing you are in Christ Jesus not by your doing.
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  • Not by our doing by-- glory to God.
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  • By his doing.
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  • Y'all help me to stay calm.
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  • By his doing, by what Jesus did we are in Christ Jesus.
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  • Say out loud, "I am in Christ Jesus because of what Jesus
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  • did."
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  • Oh, I'll tell him.
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  • The Lord said you're about to kiss your destiny,
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  • prepare yourself, it's coming.
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  • It's right around the corner and get ready and when it
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  • happens you'll be ready and don't let fear come in.
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  • You will be ready.
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  • Amen, praise the Lord.
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  • Now, we are yielding ourselves to the Holy Spirit.
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  • He is running this thing, amen?
  • 00:18:58.010 --> 00:19:02.110
  • But of him are we in Christ Jesus.
  • 00:19:02.120 --> 00:19:05.170
  • "Jesus who of God, Jesus is made unto us,
  • 00:19:05.180 --> 00:19:14.100
  • Jesus who we in, has been made unto us," what?
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  • Wisdom and-- and-- now how many of you know sanctification
  • 00:19:18.180 --> 00:19:23.030
  • and holiness that comes from the same word?
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  • "And redemption."
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  • So, Jesus has been made for us wisdom, so that means I have
  • 00:19:29.050 --> 00:19:36.010
  • wisdom.
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  • What did you do-- what you do to-- what performance-- what did
  • 00:19:37.130 --> 00:19:39.240
  • you do to get wisdom?
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  • What did you do to do it?
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  • No, no, please tell me, tell me your part.
  • 00:19:42.180 --> 00:19:45.070
  • Tell me your part to for you to have this wisdom.
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  • It's been made available to you by you?
  • 00:19:47.270 --> 00:19:50.130
  • It's been made available to you by who?
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  • Jesus has made unto you what?
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  • Wisdom.
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  • Wisdom is knowing what to do when you don't know what to do.
  • 00:19:56.050 --> 00:19:57.140
  • So, everybody in here has the Jesus given ability to know
  • 00:19:57.150 --> 00:20:02.030
  • what to do when you don't know what to do.
  • 00:20:02.040 --> 00:20:04.240
  • And sometimes you need to just don't even say I don't know.
  • 00:20:04.250 --> 00:20:07.010
  • Just, "Lord, thank ya."
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  • 'Cause you have the God given ability to know what to do when
  • 00:20:09.160 --> 00:20:12.090
  • you don't know what to do.
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  • That means it makes you more valuable to any company that
  • 00:20:13.210 --> 00:20:16.110
  • can't figure out how you figure out what you figure out.
  • 00:20:16.120 --> 00:20:20.160
  • But now that you're in Jesus you have been given the Jesus
  • 00:20:20.170 --> 00:20:24.070
  • advantage.
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  • Now, he was made unto you righteousness.
  • 00:20:26.220 --> 00:20:29.220
  • Well, what performance-- what performance took place for us
  • 00:20:29.230 --> 00:20:33.180
  • to deserve righteousness?
  • 00:20:33.190 --> 00:20:35.100
  • He-- what Script-- by his doing you are now righteous.
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  • By his doing you are now sanctified and holy.
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  • By his doing you are redeemed.
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  • By his doing you have wisdom.
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  • Wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, holiness,
  • 00:20:51.140 --> 00:20:54.160
  • redemption, yours by his doing.
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  • Yours by his doing.
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  • So, the only thing required here is "Yes sir, I believe it."
  • 00:21:01.020 --> 00:21:07.080
  • That's it, yeah, I believe it.
  • 00:21:07.090 --> 00:21:10.180
  • What do you believe?
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  • I'm-- I have wisdom.
  • 00:21:12.000 --> 00:21:13.140
  • What do you believe?
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  • I'm the righteousness of God.
  • 00:21:14.260 --> 00:21:16.130
  • What do you believe?
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  • I'm holy and I'm sanctified.
  • 00:21:17.250 --> 00:21:20.020
  • Now, that's the one people get stuck on 'cause we thought
  • 00:21:20.030 --> 00:21:23.140
  • holiness was determined by your behavior.
  • 00:21:23.150 --> 00:21:26.280
  • No, no, Jesus determined holiness.
  • 00:21:26.290 --> 00:21:31.280
  • Jesus determines your holiness.
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  • Jesus determines you holy but you won't determine you holy
  • 00:21:35.020 --> 00:21:40.140
  • 'cause the church says you can't be holy unless you quit wearing
  • 00:21:40.150 --> 00:21:42.220
  • makeup, put on them long dresses, and quit slipping
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  • up cussing every now and then.
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  • Not that I'm justifying doing-- having bad behavior,
  • 00:21:48.130 --> 00:21:51.050
  • but I--there's no way I'm justifying having bad behavior,
  • 00:21:51.060 --> 00:21:54.150
  • but somehow or another you think your good behavior qualifies you
  • 00:21:54.160 --> 00:22:01.140
  • for what Jesus did by grace.
  • 00:22:01.150 --> 00:22:05.150
  • And it doesn't.
  • 00:22:05.160 --> 00:22:07.130
  • It doesn't.
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  • You're sanctified and you're holy because of Jesus.
  • 00:22:08.250 --> 00:22:12.080
  • His doing.
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  • You are redeemed, his doing.
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  • His doing not yours.
  • 00:22:17.200 --> 00:22:19.260
  • His doing.
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  • So, we're going to talk about performance.
  • 00:22:21.110 --> 00:22:22.280
  • His performance made you holy.
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  • His performance made you righteousness.
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  • His performance redeemed you and made you holy.
  • 00:22:28.060 --> 00:22:30.230
  • His performance not yours.
  • 00:22:30.240 --> 00:22:34.080
  • And the church continues to try to perform to get what's already
  • 00:22:34.090 --> 00:22:39.230
  • been gotten.
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  • I'm righteous right now.
  • 00:22:43.140 --> 00:22:45.130
  • I am holy right now.
  • 00:22:45.140 --> 00:22:49.250
  • I am sanctified, set aside, set apart by his doing right now.
  • 00:22:49.260 --> 00:22:58.030
  • I am absolutely redeemed right now.
  • 00:22:58.040 --> 00:23:02.010
  • Not when you see the fruit.
  • 00:23:02.020 --> 00:23:07.070
  • Not when-- I can't wait to teach on that or not when you see
  • 00:23:07.080 --> 00:23:09.120
  • the fruit.
  • 00:23:09.130 --> 00:23:13.230
  • The day I believed that I am based on what he did for me.
  • 00:23:13.240 --> 00:23:19.220
  • That's the day I became it.
  • 00:23:19.230 --> 00:23:22.010
  • So what's gonna happen is you don't see that because it's
  • 00:23:22.020 --> 00:23:25.000
  • by faith.
  • 00:23:25.010 --> 00:23:26.110
  • But now if you keep watchin' me, you're going to see the fruit
  • 00:23:26.120 --> 00:23:30.090
  • of what I believed before you saw the fruit.
  • 00:23:30.100 --> 00:23:34.050
  • See we've had it backwards.
  • 00:23:34.060 --> 00:23:35.160
  • You keep judging me based on what you can see of me.
  • 00:23:35.170 --> 00:23:39.190
  • But now I'm saying Keep watching me because eventually you're
  • 00:23:39.200 --> 00:23:43.000
  • going to see the fruit of what I've been telling you about me.
  • 00:23:43.010 --> 00:23:46.160
  • So, I'm telling you I'm holy right now.
  • 00:23:46.170 --> 00:23:48.160
  • You will see holy fruit eventually come but I'm not holy
  • 00:23:48.170 --> 00:23:52.070
  • because the fruit came.
  • 00:23:52.080 --> 00:23:54.160
  • I was holy before the fruit came.
  • 00:23:54.170 --> 00:23:57.010
  • A pecan tree is not a pecan tree when the pecan started coming.
  • 00:23:57.020 --> 00:24:01.140
  • It was one before you ever saw it.
  • 00:24:01.150 --> 00:24:03.190
  • Before you ever saw a apple, it was an apple tree.
  • 00:24:03.200 --> 00:24:07.090
  • Before you ever saw the plum, it had a plum tree.
  • 00:24:07.100 --> 00:24:11.110
  • And you're sitting up saying, "I won't become the apple tree
  • 00:24:11.120 --> 00:24:14.140
  • until apples produce."
  • 00:24:14.150 --> 00:24:16.120
  • That don't make sense, right?
  • 00:24:16.130 --> 00:24:17.220
  • We say the same thing about you.
  • 00:24:17.230 --> 00:24:19.180
  • You're saying, "I'm not gonna be righteous until I perform
  • 00:24:19.190 --> 00:24:22.260
  • righteous."
  • 00:24:22.270 --> 00:24:24.080
  • You don't understand you ain't gonna perform righteous
  • 00:24:24.090 --> 00:24:26.190
  • until you be righteous.
  • 00:24:26.200 --> 00:24:29.240
  • And how you be righteous?
  • 00:24:29.250 --> 00:24:31.070
  • By faith.
  • 00:24:31.080 --> 00:24:34.100
  • Well, I hope this is making sense 'cause it's messing
  • 00:24:34.110 --> 00:24:37.110
  • with your religious mind.
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  • announcer: It's time for you to get free from performance
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  • based Christianity.
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  • Creflo: Now that you're born again don't you ever again claim
  • 00:24:44.230 --> 00:24:48.240
  • any possession or relationship to what you used to do
  • 00:24:48.250 --> 00:24:52.170
  • in the past.
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  • That's not you anymore.
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  • your body will do what it tells--what it's supposed to do.
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  • No prayer is so serious.
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  • Prayer is what this ministry was built on.
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  • Prayer changes things.
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  • This is not just some catchy religious cliche.
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  • It's the way we communicate with God and learn to stop
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