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October 22, 2020
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  • Creflo Dollar: He saved me.
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  • He reconciled me.
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  • He made me righteous.
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  • He made me sanctified.
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  • He made me holy.
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  • He died for me, hewent to hell for me,
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  • he got up on the third day, heis seated at the right hand of
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  • God the Father Almighty,and he's coming back again.
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  • And until then, I amgoing to behold him.
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  • I'm sticking with him.
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  • Creflo: Mark chapter 9 and verse2 and just, if you would allow
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  • me, let's go through this andallow God to reveal some things
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  • to us just here inthis illustration in
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  • Mark chapter 9 and verse 2.
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  • All right.
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  • Now, watch very carefully.
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  • He says, "And after six daysJesus taketh with him Peter,
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  • James, and John--"
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  • Now, it was very significant,not by mistake.
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  • He specifically wantedPeter, James, and John.
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  • "And he leadeth them up intoa high mountain apart from
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  • them--themselves: and he wastransfigured before them."
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  • So, Jesus leads themup to a high mountain.
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  • He's transfigured before them.
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  • "And his raiment," or hisclothes, "became shining,
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  • exceeding white as snow; so asno fuller on earth can
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  • whiten them.
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  • And there appeared unto themElijah with Moses: and they were
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  • talking to Jesus."
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  • So, Peter, James, and John wentup to this mountain with Jesus,
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  • and Jesus was transfigured.
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  • And he was--appearedwith Moses and Elijah.
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  • Verse 5, "And Peter answeredand said to Jesus, Master,
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  • it is good for us to be here:and let us make thee--let us
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  • make three tabernacles; onefor thee, one for Moses,
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  • and one for Elijah."
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  • I'm sure it wasgood to be there.
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  • Oh, man.
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  • And look at verse 6.
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  • "For he wist not what to say;for they were sore afraid.
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  • And there was a cloud thatovershadowed them: and a voice
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  • came out of the cloud, saying,This is my beloved Son:
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  • hear him.
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  • And suddenly, when theyhad looked round about,
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  • they saw no man anymore,except Jesus only with them."
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  • Wow!
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  • So, what was going on here?
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  • I would read this asa young Christian,
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  • and I thought it was prettyamazing that you would get an
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  • opportunity to behold that, so Icould really relate to them when
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  • they said, "Oh, itwas good to be here."
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  • But there was so muchmore going on here.
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  • For example, youknow, Moses appeared.
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  • Well, what does Moses represent?
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  • Moses represents the law.
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  • And then, Elijah appeared.
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  • Well, what did Elijah represent?
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  • Elijah represented the prophets.
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  • And then, Jesus wasthere with them.
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  • And what did Jesus represent?
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  • Jesus representedgrace and truth.
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  • Notice what they saw:Peter and James and John.
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  • They saw Moses, law.
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  • They saw Elijah, prophets.
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  • They saw Jesus, grace andtruth, so on the mountain of
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  • Transfiguration you havea representation of law,
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  • of prophets, of grace and truth.
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  • So, two disappeared, and theysaw no man only but Jesus,
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  • and a voice said, "Hear him."
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  • So now, look at this.
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  • Peter, Peter represented stone.
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  • James represented replace.
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  • John represented grace.
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  • What was he saying here?
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  • He said stone replace by grace.
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  • Grace replace stone.
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  • In other words, we're not underthe law anymore, praise God.
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  • He says the grace of Godhas replaced the stone.
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  • The law was written on stone.
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  • The grace of Godreplaced the stone.
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  • Elijah and Moses disappeared,and the Bible says a cloud was
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  • over them, and a voicesaid, "Hear him."
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  • He says you don't need the lawto direct your life anymore.
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  • You don't need the prophets'ministry as it was in Elijah's
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  • day to direct your life anymore.
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  • He says, "Hear him."
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  • Behold Jesus, praise God.
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  • Don't behold the lawanymore, praise God.
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  • Behold Jesus, praise the Lord.
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  • Grace replace stone, andthat's what he was meaning.
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  • "Jesus has replaced that.
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  • Look at him.
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  • Hear ye him," praise God.
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  • Behold him.
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  • Be transformed by him.
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  • Be transfigured byhim, praise God.
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  • Now, look at Hebrews chapter12, verse 14 through 15,
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  • because I'm telling you rightnow if we don't have Jesus,
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  • we don't have holiness.
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  • There's just noway it can happen.
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  • Hebrews chapter 12,verse 14 through 15.
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  • He says, "Follow peacewith all men, and holiness,"
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  • follow peace andfollow holiness,
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  • but here's what he said,"without which no man shall see
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  • the Lord."
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  • All right, here's whatyou gotta understand.
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  • If you don't see Jesus, you'renot going to follow peace or
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  • holiness, 'cause the only wayyou're gonna follow holiness is
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  • you're gonna have to see Jesus.
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  • Only way you're gonna have tosee Jesus--you follow peace and
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  • holiness by seeing Jesus.
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  • And then, he says, "Lookingdiligently lest any man fail of
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  • the grace of God," failof the grace of God,
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  • "lest any root of bitternessspringing up trouble you,
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  • and thereby many be defiled."
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  • So, it's like yougotta look diligently,
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  • unless you find yourselffalling from the grace of God.
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  • And then, if you're notlooking diligently at Jesus,
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  • you're probably gonnabe looking at yourself,
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  • and when you look at yourselfbitterness is gonna be
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  • the result.
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  • Bitterness is the resultof self-centeredness.
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  • Bitterness is what happens whenyou're so centered on yourself
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  • and you're not--and Jesus isnot the center of your life.
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  • I'm telling you.
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  • And so, in Jesus' namewe wanna focus in on him.
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  • You see, the glory ofthe law frighten people,
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  • but the glory of graceattract, attracts people.
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  • Lemme say that again.
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  • The glory of thelaw frighten people,
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  • but the glory ofgrace attracts people,
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  • so God's way of deliverance isto take your eyes off yourself
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  • and get it on him.
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  • Take your eyes offyourself and get it on him.
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  • Take your eyes off your problem.
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  • Take your eyes off your pain.
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  • Take your eyes off your hurt.
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  • Get your focus on him.
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  • Get your eyes on him.
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  • This is how he plans ondelivering you from all the
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  • things you need tobe delivered from,
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  • delivering you from the world.
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  • Look at this.
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  • Numbers chapter 21, and Ithink verses 5 through 9.
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  • This is the key to deliverance.
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  • The key to alldeliverance, I believe,
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  • is to get your eyes offyourself and to get it on Jesus,
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  • the key to all deliverance, soin what areas of your life are
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  • you in need of deliverance?
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  • Get your eyes off yourself.
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  • Get your eyes on him.
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  • I believe that the key to alldeliverance is operating
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  • like this.
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  • Look at what it saidverse 5 through 9.
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  • Old Testament illustration.
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  • He says, "And the people spakeagainst God, and against Moses,
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  • Wherefore have you brought usup out of Egypt to die in
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  • the wilderness?"
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  • I mean, man, theireyes are on self.
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  • "For there is no bread, andneither is there any water;
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  • and our souls loatheththis light bread."
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  • "We're tired ofthe light bread."
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  • "And the Lord sent fieryserpents among the people,
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  • and they bit the people; andmuch people of Israel died.
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  • Therefore the people came toMoses, and said, We have sinned,
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  • for we have spoken againstthe Lord, and against thee;
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  • pray unto the Lord, that hetake away the serpents from us."
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  • They're needingdeliverance, right?
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  • "And then Moses prayedfor the people."
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  • And look what happened.
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  • "And the Lord said unto Moses,Make thee a fiery serpent,
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  • set it upon a pole: andit shall come to pass,
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  • that every one that is bitten,when he looketh upon it,
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  • shall live."
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  • So, there is aserpent out of brass.
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  • "Put it on a pole and when theyfocus in on that then they'll
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  • be healed."
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  • And I'm thinking, "What, God?
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  • A serpent on the pole?"
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  • What did that represent?
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  • Well, that represented a Jesuswho had taken on upon his self
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  • the sins of the world.
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  • All that Jesus has taken,everybody's grotesque sins,
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  • is now on Jesushanging on that cross.
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  • And you know what he says?
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  • Says, "Yeah, I knowy'all got a lotta issues,
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  • but you're not gonna getdelivered paying attention
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  • to yourself."
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  • And so, if you want deliveranceyou're gonna have to look
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  • at him.
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  • You gotta look at him.
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  • And I tell you in the name ofJesus any time you start getting
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  • selfish, I tell you, you needto look at Jesus on that cross.
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  • You need to recognize, man,he took upon all of your sins.
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  • You ain't got nothingto complain about.
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  • He's taken upon thesins of the whole world.
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  • You don't have anything tocomplain about and to begin to
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  • focus on you and look atwhat's going on in your life.
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  • I'm telling youreal deliverance,
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  • the key from real deliveranceis when you stop looking at
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  • yourself and startlooking at him.
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  • You see, holiness does notconsist of our feelings.
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  • It does not consistof our experiences.
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  • It consists of usbeholding Christ.
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  • That's what it is, beholdingChrist, looking at Christ.
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  • That's what it consistsof, which means preachers,
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  • we gotta preach it.
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  • We got to read about it.
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  • We gotta tell people about it.
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  • We gotta put him up.
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  • Maybe not on a pole again, butwe gotta set him up so people
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  • can see him, because that'swhere holiness consist of,
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  • seeing him.
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  • Lemme show you something,another interesting illustration
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  • in the Bible, Matthewchapter 14, verse 22,
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  • and just see what happenswhen you're beholding him.
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  • I believe as you behold Jesus,you'll be transferred into
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  • the supernatural.
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  • I believe supernatural thingshappen as you behold Jesus.
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  • Look at this illustration here.
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  • He says, "And straightway Jesusconstrained his disciples to get
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  • into a ship, and to go beforehim unto the other side,
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  • while he sent themultitude away."
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  • Twenty-three.
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  • We're gonna read on down here.
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  • Twenty-three says, "And whenhe had sent the multitude away,
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  • he went up into a mountain apartto pray: and when the evening
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  • was come, he was there alone.
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  • But the ship was now inthe midst of the sea,
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  • tossed with waves: forthe wind was contrary."
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  • Sounds like they'rein a tremendous storm,
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  • maybe even a hurricane.
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  • "And in the fourth watch ofthe night Jesus went unto them,
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  • walking on the sea."
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  • Check that out.
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  • "And when he--when the disciplessaw him walking on the sea,
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  • they were troubled,saying, It is a spirit,"
  • 00:13:45.905 --> 00:13:50.442
  • or that word's translated"phantom" or "ghost,"
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  • and they thought it was aghost walking on the water.
  • 00:13:53.579 --> 00:13:56.282
  • "And they cried out for fear,"because they thought that was a
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  • ghost walking on the water.
  • 00:13:58.884 --> 00:14:01.287
  • "But straightway Jesusspake unto them, saying,
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  • Be of good cheer; itis I; be not afraid."
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  • He goes on, and he says, "AndPeter answered him and said,
  • 00:14:09.695 --> 00:14:13.565
  • Lord, if it be thou--"
  • 00:14:13.599 --> 00:14:17.036
  • Check Peter out.
  • 00:14:17.069 --> 00:14:19.405
  • He says, "I hear what you'resaying, but if it be thou,
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  • then bid me to comeunto thee on the water."
  • 00:14:22.207 --> 00:14:25.978
  • I mean, he put Jesus--kindaput his back to the wall.
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  • "If it be thou--"
  • 00:14:31.250 --> 00:14:33.285
  • I mean, what was Jesussupposed to say?
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  • You know, "It be me."
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  • Or, "It be not me."
  • 00:14:38.857 --> 00:14:41.360
  • It was Jesus, but Petersaid, "If it is you,
  • 00:14:41.393 --> 00:14:43.429
  • then bid me tocome on the water."
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  • Now, watch this very carefully.
  • 00:14:45.631 --> 00:14:48.067
  • "And Jesus said, Come.
  • 00:14:48.100 --> 00:14:50.636
  • And when Peter was comedown out of the ship,
  • 00:14:50.669 --> 00:14:53.839
  • he walked on thewater, to go to Jesus."
  • 00:14:53.872 --> 00:14:56.942
  • Now, that's powerful.
  • 00:14:56.976 --> 00:14:59.778
  • He got out of the ship, andhe started walking in
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  • the supernatural.
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  • Here is Jesus there.
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  • I don't know two men--I don'tknow but two men that walked on
  • 00:15:05.818 --> 00:15:08.620
  • the water: Jesus, and here'sPeter walking on the water.
  • 00:15:08.654 --> 00:15:12.057
  • I tried it.
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  • It's a rough thing to do,and I'm telling you right now
  • 00:15:14.159 --> 00:15:17.129
  • something supernatural happenedbecause Jesus was there and
  • 00:15:17.162 --> 00:15:20.065
  • Peter was beholding him.
  • 00:15:20.099 --> 00:15:22.301
  • Now, watch this.
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  • "And he said, Come."
  • 00:15:24.703 --> 00:15:26.605
  • And he came, and he walkedon the water to go to Jesus.
  • 00:15:26.638 --> 00:15:29.274
  • Verse 30, "But when he saw thewind boisterous, he was afraid;
  • 00:15:29.308 --> 00:15:36.315
  • and beginning to sink, he criedout, saying, Lord, save me."
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  • When he saw the wind, so I'mconvinced that the wind and the
  • 00:15:39.284 --> 00:15:43.922
  • waves stole his focus.
  • 00:15:43.956 --> 00:15:49.695
  • But as long as hewas looking at Jesus,
  • 00:15:49.728 --> 00:15:56.468
  • the--he went from thenatural to the supernatural.
  • 00:15:56.502 --> 00:16:01.974
  • Why?
  • 00:16:02.007 --> 00:16:04.109
  • Because he was beholding Jesus.
  • 00:16:04.143 --> 00:16:06.445
  • He went from the natural tothe supernatural because he was
  • 00:16:06.478 --> 00:16:08.847
  • beholding Jesus.
  • 00:16:08.881 --> 00:16:11.216
  • As he saw the Lord,he became as the Lord.
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  • Oh, my God.
  • 00:16:13.685 --> 00:16:16.055
  • As he saw the Lord,he became as the Lord.
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  • He began to be able to dowhat the Lord was able to do,
  • 00:16:18.223 --> 00:16:20.826
  • but when he took hiseyes off of Jesus,
  • 00:16:20.859 --> 00:16:23.128
  • he was no more supernatural.
  • 00:16:23.162 --> 00:16:25.998
  • But when his eyes were onJesus, he was supernatural.
  • 00:16:26.031 --> 00:16:30.335
  • He's now natural, and naturalmen can't walk on water,
  • 00:16:30.369 --> 00:16:33.505
  • so whydid you doubt
  • 00:16:33.539 --> 00:16:39.378
  • or why did you takeyour eyes off Jesus?
  • 00:16:39.411 --> 00:16:44.616
  • He said in verse31--go back there.
  • 00:16:44.650 --> 00:16:47.753
  • In verse 31 he says, "Andimmediately Jesus stretched
  • 00:16:47.786 --> 00:16:50.022
  • forth his hands, caughthim, said unto him,
  • 00:16:50.055 --> 00:16:52.458
  • O thou of little faith,wherefore did thou doubt?"
  • 00:16:52.491 --> 00:16:56.962
  • In other words, he says, "Why isit that your faith didn't last
  • 00:16:56.995 --> 00:17:00.566
  • long enough?"
  • 00:17:00.599 --> 00:17:03.102
  • Little faith is ashort burst of faith.
  • 00:17:03.135 --> 00:17:06.672
  • Why did your faith--why didn'tyou allow your faith to
  • 00:17:06.705 --> 00:17:11.443
  • endure longer?
  • 00:17:11.477 --> 00:17:14.146
  • And the Bible says,"Wherefore did you doubt?"
  • 00:17:14.179 --> 00:17:19.585
  • Something keeps you from doubtand something keeps your faith
  • 00:17:19.618 --> 00:17:24.490
  • continuing to work when youkeep your focus on Jesus,
  • 00:17:24.523 --> 00:17:30.529
  • and I'm telling you there areso many things going on in the
  • 00:17:30.562 --> 00:17:32.998
  • world today trying to getyour focus off of Jesus.
  • 00:17:33.031 --> 00:17:38.537
  • There are even people thatare cursing Jesus and saying,
  • 00:17:38.570 --> 00:17:41.907
  • "That's just theblue-eyed Jesus,"
  • 00:17:41.940 --> 00:17:44.176
  • anything they can do to tryto get your focus off Jesus,
  • 00:17:44.209 --> 00:17:48.680
  • because when you're not lookingat Jesus and when you're not
  • 00:17:48.714 --> 00:17:51.850
  • beholding Jesus, you're notgonna walk in the supernatural.
  • 00:17:51.884 --> 00:17:57.289
  • When you're not looking at Jesusand when you're not beholding
  • 00:17:57.322 --> 00:17:59.658
  • Jesus, you're not gonna walkin holiness and wholeness.
  • 00:17:59.691 --> 00:18:05.631
  • When you're sick, beholdJesus so you can walk in
  • 00:18:05.664 --> 00:18:08.167
  • that wholeness.
  • 00:18:08.200 --> 00:18:10.435
  • When you're broke, behold Jesusso you can walk in wholeness.
  • 00:18:10.469 --> 00:18:13.605
  • How do I do that?
  • 00:18:13.639 --> 00:18:15.841
  • By beholding Jesus, and I'msaying to some of you right now
  • 00:18:15.874 --> 00:18:19.011
  • get your focus back on Jesus.
  • 00:18:19.044 --> 00:18:23.048
  • Start beholding him and allowingthe Holy Spirit to transform you
  • 00:18:23.081 --> 00:18:28.387
  • into that same image.
  • 00:18:28.420 --> 00:18:30.689
  • Peter saw a supernaturalJesus walking on water,
  • 00:18:30.722 --> 00:18:33.225
  • and he became supernatural justlike what he began to behold.
  • 00:18:33.258 --> 00:18:38.130
  • I believe that samething is true today.
  • 00:18:38.163 --> 00:18:40.866
  • I believe the only reason that alot of us have not gone crazy is
  • 00:18:40.899 --> 00:18:45.137
  • because we've kept our eyes onJesus, that we behold Jesus,
  • 00:18:45.170 --> 00:18:51.343
  • and I tell you I'm committedto preaching Jesus, praise God.
  • 00:18:51.376 --> 00:18:55.180
  • He saved me.
  • 00:18:55.214 --> 00:18:57.249
  • He reconciled me.
  • 00:18:57.282 --> 00:18:59.318
  • He made me righteous.
  • 00:18:59.351 --> 00:19:01.153
  • He made me sanctified.
  • 00:19:01.186 --> 00:19:02.854
  • He made me holy.
  • 00:19:02.888 --> 00:19:04.556
  • He died for me, hewent to hell for me,
  • 00:19:04.590 --> 00:19:06.391
  • he got up on the third day, heis seated at the right hand of
  • 00:19:06.425 --> 00:19:08.393
  • God the Father Almighty,and he's coming back again.
  • 00:19:08.427 --> 00:19:11.463
  • And until then, I amgoing to behold him.
  • 00:19:11.496 --> 00:19:16.034
  • I'm sticking with him, amen.
  • 00:19:16.068 --> 00:19:19.671
  • Some people teach that you areresponsible for keeping yourself
  • 00:19:19.705 --> 00:19:23.542
  • from falling.
  • 00:19:23.575 --> 00:19:26.245
  • No, Jude said--in thebook of Jude he says,
  • 00:19:26.278 --> 00:19:28.947
  • "Now unto him who's ableto keep you from falling."
  • 00:19:28.981 --> 00:19:33.852
  • Oh, you gotta get that.
  • 00:19:33.885 --> 00:19:35.787
  • I'm not accepting theresponsibility for me falling.
  • 00:19:35.821 --> 00:19:39.958
  • Now unto him who's ableto keep me from falling.
  • 00:19:39.992 --> 00:19:44.930
  • I'm beholding him and as Ibehold him he will keep me
  • 00:19:44.963 --> 00:19:48.200
  • from falling.
  • 00:19:48.233 --> 00:19:50.569
  • It's pretty hard to do stupidthings when you're
  • 00:19:50.602 --> 00:19:52.838
  • beholding Jesus.
  • 00:19:52.871 --> 00:19:55.007
  • It's pretty hard to continueto snort cocaine and do stupid
  • 00:19:55.040 --> 00:19:58.110
  • things and it's hard to do thatwhen you're beholding Jesus.
  • 00:19:58.143 --> 00:20:03.715
  • It's hard to hate whenyou're beholding Jesus, amen.
  • 00:20:03.749 --> 00:20:09.721
  • "Now unto him who's ableto keep you from falling,
  • 00:20:09.755 --> 00:20:13.158
  • and to present you faultlessbefore the Almighty God.
  • 00:20:13.191 --> 00:20:18.196
  • Be glory and majestyand dominion and power."
  • 00:20:18.230 --> 00:20:22.134
  • Did you hear that?
  • 00:20:22.167 --> 00:20:24.102
  • That's out of the book of Jude.
  • 00:20:24.136 --> 00:20:26.405
  • Unto him who's able tokeep me from falling.
  • 00:20:26.438 --> 00:20:29.174
  • Unto him who's able to presentme faultless before the
  • 00:20:29.207 --> 00:20:32.077
  • Almighty God.
  • 00:20:32.110 --> 00:20:36.114
  • Ooh, glory to God.
  • 00:20:36.148 --> 00:20:38.050
  • That just does something to me,to think just by beholding him
  • 00:20:38.083 --> 00:20:40.319
  • he accepts the responsibilityfor keeping me from falling,
  • 00:20:40.352 --> 00:20:47.025
  • and he accepts theresponsibility for presenting me
  • 00:20:47.059 --> 00:20:51.663
  • faultless beforethe Almighty God.
  • 00:20:51.697 --> 00:20:56.268
  • Amen, amen, amen, and amen.
  • 00:20:56.301 --> 00:21:00.305
  • So, the question iswhere is the focus?
  • 00:21:00.339 --> 00:21:03.208
  • The focus is on Jesus, not you.
  • 00:21:03.241 --> 00:21:06.645
  • The focus is on JesusChrist, not you.
  • 00:21:06.678 --> 00:21:10.115
  • Look at 2 Chronicleschapter 20 and verse 12.
  • 00:21:10.148 --> 00:21:14.319
  • 2 Chronicles chapter20 and verse 12.
  • 00:21:14.353 --> 00:21:18.357
  • This could be so life changingif you will begin to walk in it.
  • 00:21:18.390 --> 00:21:24.196
  • You know, this has gottago beyond, you know,
  • 00:21:24.229 --> 00:21:29.101
  • a cute little teaching or,"Oh, that was powerful."
  • 00:21:29.134 --> 00:21:32.537
  • It's gotta get to the placewhere it really ministers
  • 00:21:32.571 --> 00:21:35.774
  • to you.
  • 00:21:35.807 --> 00:21:38.043
  • 2 Chronicles chapter20 and verse 12.
  • 00:21:38.076 --> 00:21:40.679
  • It's gotta get to the placewhere it really ministers
  • 00:21:40.712 --> 00:21:42.881
  • to you.
  • 00:21:42.914 --> 00:21:45.384
  • Now, look what it says here.
  • 00:21:45.417 --> 00:21:47.819
  • "O our God, willthou not judge them?
  • 00:21:47.853 --> 00:21:50.389
  • For we have no might againstthis great company that cometh
  • 00:21:50.422 --> 00:21:53.225
  • against us; neither know we whatto do: but our eyes are
  • 00:21:53.258 --> 00:21:59.631
  • upon thee."
  • 00:21:59.664 --> 00:22:02.300
  • 2 Chronicles 20.
  • 00:22:02.334 --> 00:22:04.403
  • Man, everybody and their mamaseem like they were getting
  • 00:22:04.436 --> 00:22:06.371
  • ready to try toattack, and they said,
  • 00:22:06.405 --> 00:22:08.974
  • "Here's what we know to do:we're gonna get our eyes on you.
  • 00:22:09.007 --> 00:22:12.043
  • We're gonna startbeholding you."
  • 00:22:12.077 --> 00:22:14.513
  • Man, they sent the praisers andthe singers down there to the
  • 00:22:14.546 --> 00:22:17.015
  • battle line, and theybegan to praise God,
  • 00:22:17.048 --> 00:22:21.653
  • and they began to dance and singthat the Lord is good and his
  • 00:22:21.686 --> 00:22:24.956
  • mercy endure forever.
  • 00:22:24.990 --> 00:22:26.858
  • And the glory of the Lord setan ambushment on those armies.
  • 00:22:26.892 --> 00:22:30.962
  • What were they doing?
  • 00:22:30.996 --> 00:22:33.365
  • They were beholding him.
  • 00:22:33.398 --> 00:22:35.600
  • You gotta understand a lottaproblems and troubles in your
  • 00:22:35.634 --> 00:22:38.637
  • life, it's designedto steal your focus.
  • 00:22:38.670 --> 00:22:41.640
  • It's designed to get you to givemore attention to your problems
  • 00:22:41.673 --> 00:22:47.679
  • around you so that you'renot focusing in on Jesus.
  • 00:22:47.712 --> 00:22:52.217
  • That's why the book of Proverbssays, "Attend to my Word.
  • 00:22:52.250 --> 00:22:55.887
  • Give attention to my Word."
  • 00:22:55.921 --> 00:22:58.557
  • And when you give attention tothe Word you're beholding the
  • 00:22:58.590 --> 00:23:00.926
  • right thing.
  • 00:23:00.959 --> 00:23:02.994
  • You're looking at Jesus, and I'mtelling you that is the thing we
  • 00:23:03.028 --> 00:23:05.263
  • have to mature in.
  • 00:23:05.297 --> 00:23:07.566
  • We've got to become matureenough to understand that "yes,
  • 00:23:07.599 --> 00:23:10.335
  • there are hard times going onand weird things happening,
  • 00:23:10.368 --> 00:23:12.904
  • but I'm gonna stillkeep my eyes on Jesus."
  • 00:23:12.938 --> 00:23:16.141
  • And that's just not what'shappening right now.
  • 00:23:16.174 --> 00:23:18.343
  • Again, we want torevolve around the world,
  • 00:23:18.376 --> 00:23:22.214
  • instead of the worldrevolving around us,
  • 00:23:22.247 --> 00:23:24.716
  • and we get tolooking at the world,
  • 00:23:24.749 --> 00:23:26.618
  • instead of looking at Jesus.
  • 00:23:26.651 --> 00:23:28.920
  • And I'm gonna look at Jesus.
  • 00:23:28.954 --> 00:23:31.022
  • I'm gonna look at Jesus inthe middle of a pandemic.
  • 00:23:31.056 --> 00:23:33.058
  • I'm gonna look at Jesus in themiddle of racial injustice.
  • 00:23:33.091 --> 00:23:35.827
  • I'm gonna look at Jesus inthe middle of a loss of jobs.
  • 00:23:35.861 --> 00:23:39.097
  • I'm gonna look at Jesus inthe middle of people dying
  • 00:23:39.130 --> 00:23:41.366
  • of COVID-19.
  • 00:23:41.399 --> 00:23:43.668
  • I'm gonna look at Jesus.
  • 00:23:43.702 --> 00:23:45.904
  • Dear God, I have to, 'cause if Ilook away from him I might lose
  • 00:23:45.937 --> 00:23:47.973
  • my mind.
  • 00:23:48.006 --> 00:23:50.041
  • I'm gonna look at Jesus so hecan keep me in the supernatural,
  • 00:23:50.075 --> 00:23:53.979
  • and I'm asking you to getyour focus back right.
  • 00:23:54.012 --> 00:23:58.450
  • Look at Jesus.
  • 00:23:58.483 --> 00:24:00.519
  • Look at Jesus, praise God.
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  • Just right now just joinme in this simple prayer.
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  • Father, in the name of JesusI come before you right now
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  • declaring that youare the Almighty God.
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  • You're the healer, you'rethe deliverer, and, Father,
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  • I pray in Jesus' name that yourmighty hand will be upon these
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  • precious people, their families,their fathers, mothers,
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  • their children.
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  • And in the name of Jesus thosewho have been infected by
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  • COVID-19, I release thehealing power of God right now,
  • 00:25:50.161 --> 00:25:54.799
  • and I declare that you be healedright now in the name of Jesus.
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  • For those who walk aroundwith the fear of it,
  • 00:25:58.670 --> 00:26:00.972
  • I command that fearto go in Jesus' name.
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  • And for any who havetested positive,
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  • don't be moved by whatyou see or what you hear,
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  • and I declare that in Jesus'name all of that is taken care
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  • of, no symptoms at all, so rightnow in the name of the Father,
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  • the Son, and the Holy Ghost Ideclare great victory over
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  • your life.
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  • I declare that you will besuccessful in remaining above
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  • any symptoms of COVID-19, and Ideclare by faith that with his
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  • stripes you are healed,in Jesus' name.
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  • Thank you, Father, amen.
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