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  • announcer: Coming upnext on "Changing Your World."
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  • Creflo Dollar: It's externalthings being internalized, that
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  • eventually gets into your heart,and it begins to weigh you down,
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  • but you cannot dealwith depression
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  • if you don't deal withthe way you think.
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  • And you cannot deal with the wayyou think if you don't deal what
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  • Creflo: Now, this whole deal isabout emotions and the fact that
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  • you are in chargeof your emotions.
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  • Say out loud, "I am incharge of my emotions."
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  • Turn to your neighbor and say,
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  • "You are accountablefor how you feel."
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  • Now, when I grew up in thechurch nobody told me I was
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  • accountable for how I feel.
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  • In fact, when the feelings came,
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  • I thought I just hadto flow with it.
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  • I can remember saying, "Ican't help I feel like this."
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  • And that is thebiggest deception.
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  • That is what Satanwants you to think.
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  • He wants to deceive you to thepoint where you experience these
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  • negative emotions, and youthink,
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  • "There's nothing Ican do about it."
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  • And so, we've defined emotionsas feelings on the inside caused
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  • by pain or pleasure tomove you in a direction.
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  • Now, we're not teachingyou to become emotionless.
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  • God gave you emotions, but,unfortunately, sometimes those
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  • negative emotions have you, andhe wants you to have emotions
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  • and not allow thoseemotions to have you.
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  • So, what happens there aregodly emotions that can move you
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  • closer to the will of God foryour life, and then there are
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  • negative emotions that aredesigned to move you away from
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  • the will of God for your life.
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  • You've got to be a person whounderstands that self-control
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  • is a gift from God.
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  • Somebody says, "Isself-control in the Bible?"
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  • Yeah, it's under theheading of meekness.
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  • Self-control is a gift from Godthat will lead you in the path
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  • and to the destiny of thedesigned purpose for your life.
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  • But when you're out of controland you don't know how to
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  • control how you feel--somebodysent a question this week that
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  • says, "Well, what about anger?
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  • Jesus got angry."
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  • We're not teaching that you're
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  • not gonna experiencenegative emotions.
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  • We're trying to show you how toharness those negative emotions
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  • when they show up.
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  • We're trying to show you howto take authority over those
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  • negative emotionswhen they show up.
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  • We're not saying that youwon't have negative emotions.
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  • In fact, I'm telling you,
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  • you are gonna have somenegative emotions.
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  • The problem has been when thosenegative emotions show up they
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  • control you, insteadof you controlling it.
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  • The problem is, is when theanger shows up you allow it to
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  • move you to the next levelof destruction for your life,
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  • instead of you taking authorityover the anger and saying, "No,
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  • I'll not move you."
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  • Jesus didn't allow the angerto cause him to miss the cross.
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  • He turned a couple of tablesover, but it didn't cause him to
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  • miss the cross, and so I'mtrying to show you, as Christian
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  • people, you know, don't take
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  • this too far tothe right, too far.
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  • Find the middle road on this.
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  • Yes, you're gonna have godlyemotions, and you're gonna have
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  • some negative emotions, but hewants you to know that you can
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  • be in charge of your emotions.
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  • If they're negative theydon't have to control your life.
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  • So, what's happened inthe lives of most people?
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  • They experience a situation,triggers a negative emotion, and
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  • they allow the negative emotionsto take them away from the will
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  • of God and put 'em in a placethey don't wanna be, because all
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  • their lives they've beentrained,
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  • "You can't help how you feel.
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  • You can't controlyour emotions."
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  • And you've seen in the Word ofGod, hopefully, over this last
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  • month, "Oh, yes, I can."
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  • And you're gonna find out alittle later on in your life
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  • that "man, this reallydoes make a big difference."
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  • You work on this.You meditate on this.
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  • You saturate yourself inthese teachings and sermons.
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  • You'll find that certain peoplethat used to do things to you
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  • five months ago, it don't evenmove you no more, because it's
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  • like, "Well, I am incontrol of my emotions."
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  • I'm not gonna get upset.
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  • And if you do get upset you'relike, "I'm not gonna stay upset.
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  • I'm not gonna do this."
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  • And that's why I'm trying toshow you--I'm not trying to
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  • teach these negativethings won't happen.
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  • I'm just trying to teach you,you now know how to respond
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  • and--to those negativeemotions that come.
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  • You know how to go after them,instead of allowing them to
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  • destroy your life, amen?
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  • So, emotion is feelings on theinside designed to move you,
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  • caused by pain or pleasure,to move you in a direction.
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  • And we know the direction: awayfrom the will of God,
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  • if they are negative.
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  • Godly emotions go towards thewill of God, if they're godly.
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  • And so, what happens is now wehave taken authority over those
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  • emotions and now we're dealingwith the emotion of depression.
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  • So now, how have wedefined depression?
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  • Depression, they're feelingsthat are caused by thoughts that
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  • weigh heavily upon your heart.
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  • In fact, I think one of ourlessons we went over there are
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  • some things, feelings, thatcome from thinking thoughts
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  • that weigh you down.
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  • Feelings that come from thinkingthoughts that weigh you down.
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  • I'd like to ask thequestion before we begin.
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  • What are you thinking about?
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  • Have you been carrying thoughts
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  • all day long that areweighing you down?
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  • You know that.
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  • I may not know that.
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  • You may have come in here thismorning or today with thoughts
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  • that weigh you down, so howlong are you gonna allow those
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  • thoughts to continueworking on weighing you down?
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  • You can't change how you feelbecause those thoughts that are
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  • weighing you down areresponsible
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  • for those feelingsof depression.
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  • Depression, it's a way ofthinking thoughts that weigh you
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  • down and eventually gets intoyour heart,
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  • and so you haveauthority over that.
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  • Most people say, "Well, Ican't help I'm depressed."
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  • And because they don't know howto handle depression, they seek
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  • out the help of a therapist,they seek out the help of a
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  • doctor, and in some casesthey seek out the help of
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  • medications, 'cause theydon't know how to handle it.
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  • And I'm notagainst those things.
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  • I used to be a therapist.
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  • I'm not against those thingsif--but I have to warn you there
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  • is a difference in learning howto manage depression
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  • and being free from it.
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  • And Jesus has alreadyredeemed you from depression.
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  • And if you can learn how to tapinto what he's already done, you
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  • don't have to go and pay moneyto learn how to manage it, okay?
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  • And so, it's important that youunderstand the difference here
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  • and the way you dealwith your feelings.
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  • Depression is a feeling, andit's painful, and it hurts.
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  • I shared with you mytestimony last week.
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  • It's painful, it's hurtful,and if it's chronic,
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  • I mean, it feels painful.
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  • And one of the things you--Iwant you to understand and I
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  • wanted you to understand it, myjourney, so that, you know, I
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  • didn't want you thinking you'rejust listening to some guy who
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  • don't know what he's talkingabout, read some book, and came
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  • out here and tried tobe therapeutic with you.
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  • No, this is what I've gonethrough and come out of, and I
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  • know it's possible, but the keyis you're gonna have to expose
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  • yourself to the Word of God.
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  • See, that's the difference.
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  • We have something that theunsaved world doesn't have: the
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  • Word of God and ourfaith in the Word of God.
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  • And when you expose yourself tothe Word of God and, watch this,
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  • and you become saturated withthat Word, there's something
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  • that happens in your life
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  • because you'vesaturated your thinking.
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  • If you wanna change how youfeel, you change how you think.
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  • You wanna dealwith how you feel,
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  • you gotta dealwith how you think.
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  • You wanna deal with how youthink, you gotta deal with what
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  • you're exposing yourself to.
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  • See, you're saturatedwith something.
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  • I don't know what it is, soI'm saying you might as well be
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  • saturated with the Word.
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  • I was spending some time in myclosing Bible study last night.
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  • Well, I like to go to bed with aScripture on my mind, and I was
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  • looking at the book of Luke 17when it talks about the kingdom
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  • of God is within a man.
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  • And I'm working on reallybreaking that down because
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  • there's a lot of things that
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  • need to be understoodabout that.
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  • And one of the things Irealized is that "wait a minute.
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  • When--" how many of you haveever experienced not enough?
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  • You know, not enough to pay yourbills, not enough to do this.
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  • And somebody says,"Are you kidding?
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  • Everybody in here has."
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  • All right, so on the outside thecircumstance is not enough, but
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  • in the kingdom it's plenty.
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  • In the kingdom it'splenty, so here is the deal.
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  • If when you see not enough onthe outside but your conscious
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  • mind is focused on the plentythat you have in the kingdom,
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  • then eventually the lack on theoutside is gonna be dominated
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  • with a saturated conscience on
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  • the plenty that's inthe kingdom of God.
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  • Does that make sense?
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  • So, as goes yourthinking, so goes your feeling.
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  • "As a man thinketh inhis heart, so is he."
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  • As he thinketh, sois he in his heart.
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  • I've said it a whole bunch oftimes, but I gotta say it again.
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  • What are you spending themost time thinking about?
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  • That's what you'regonna be feeling.
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  • As goes your soul,so goes your life.
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  • As goes yourthinking, so goes your life.
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  • If your thinking is saturatedwith that thing you've been
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  • exposed to, which is negative,and the negative exposure
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  • produces negative thinking.
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  • And then, these are feelings,these are thoughts that are just
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  • remaining, and you're saturatingyourself in that thing over and
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  • over and over again.
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  • Then on the inside yourconsciousness is saturated with
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  • the negative thinking.
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  • It's gonna produce--it'sgonna produce bad depression.
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  • How do you deal with it?
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  • You change what you'reexposing yourself to.
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  • I'm not gonna expose myself tothe thing that produces that
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  • negative thought.
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  • And then, once you change thatyou're gonna change the way you
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  • think and once you changethe way you think you're gonna
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  • change the you feel.
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  • Then, you're gonna change thedecisions you make, the actions
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  • you take, the habits you create.
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  • You're gonna change yourcharacter, and then you'll
  • 00:11:50.145 --> 00:11:51.946
  • ultimately change yourdestination, because you know
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  • where to go and what toattack when you feel depressed.
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  • It's external things beinginternalized, that eventually
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  • gets into your heart, and itbegins to weigh you down, but
  • 00:12:07.061 --> 00:12:11.566
  • you cannot deal with depression
  • 00:12:11.599 --> 00:12:13.568
  • if you don't deal withthe way you think.
  • 00:12:13.601 --> 00:12:16.371
  • And you cannot deal with the wayyou think if you don't deal what
  • 00:12:16.404 --> 00:12:18.973
  • you're exposing yourself to,so this is what I'm saying.
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  • Expose yourself to theWord, 'cause it's gonna produce
  • 00:12:21.943 --> 00:12:25.814
  • amazing thought life and the
  • 00:12:25.847 --> 00:12:28.650
  • thought life is gonna producegreat feelings.
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  • You're gonna feel good even inthe midst of a bad situation
  • 00:12:31.653 --> 00:12:33.855
  • because you've chosen tosaturate your thinking with
  • 00:12:33.888 --> 00:12:37.492
  • the Word of God.
  • 00:12:37.525 --> 00:12:38.827
  • What does the Bible say?
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  • Meditate in the Word--that'ssaturation, ain't it?--day and
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  • night, or all the time.
  • 00:12:44.399 --> 00:12:46.100
  • He says when you do that youwill, watch this, make your way
  • 00:12:46.134 --> 00:12:49.904
  • prosperous, andyou'll have good success.
  • 00:12:49.938 --> 00:12:52.974
  • Another version says you'll deal
  • 00:12:53.007 --> 00:12:54.375
  • wisely in the affairsof this world.
  • 00:12:54.409 --> 00:12:56.878
  • So, while they're trying tofigure life out, you're taking
  • 00:12:56.911 --> 00:12:59.781
  • authority and mastering life sothat life won't ever master you.
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  • If you understand whatI just said say amen.
  • 00:13:04.953 --> 00:13:07.488
  • All right, so let's get startedhere in Mark 14, verse 33
  • 00:13:07.522 --> 00:13:11.059
  • in the Amplified.
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  • Let's read it in the Amplified,guys, because I want people to
  • 00:13:12.427 --> 00:13:14.329
  • see--when the Bible saysthat Jesus was touched with the
  • 00:13:14.362 --> 00:13:17.599
  • feelings of our infirmities, Iwant you to see that here is
  • 00:13:17.632 --> 00:13:22.837
  • Jesus in theGarden of Gethsemane.
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  • He's getting ready to take on
  • 00:13:25.607 --> 00:13:26.941
  • the sins of every humanthat's ever born.
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  • He's gonna go to hell anddie for all of mankind.
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  • He's gonna be crucified ona cross, dead and buried.
  • 00:13:33.414 --> 00:13:37.318
  • He's gonna be whippedwith a cat-o'-nine-tails.
  • 00:13:37.352 --> 00:13:40.288
  • Body gonna be beat so bad it's
  • 00:13:40.321 --> 00:13:42.457
  • gonna look likeraw hamburger meat.
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  • His form is not even gonnalook like a man when they're
  • 00:13:44.692 --> 00:13:47.829
  • finished, and thesethoughts came by.
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  • He knew what happened.
  • 00:13:52.066 --> 00:13:53.434
  • He knew what was gonna happen
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  • and look what he says herein this situation.
  • 00:13:55.103 --> 00:13:57.205
  • Verse 33, "And he took him Peterand James and John, and began to
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  • be struck with terror and
  • 00:14:01.142 --> 00:14:02.744
  • amazement and deeplytroubled and," what?
  • 00:14:02.777 --> 00:14:05.613
  • "Depressed."
  • 00:14:05.647 --> 00:14:07.615
  • So, he knows about it.
  • 00:14:07.649 --> 00:14:09.751
  • And then, he says, "And he saidto them, My soul--" the soul.
  • 00:14:09.784 --> 00:14:13.454
  • That's where your emotions are.
  • 00:14:13.488 --> 00:14:15.189
  • "My soul is exceedingly sad(overwhelmed with grief)
  • 00:14:15.223 --> 00:14:19.027
  • so that it almost kills me!
  • 00:14:19.060 --> 00:14:21.429
  • Remain here and keepawake and be watching."
  • 00:14:21.462 --> 00:14:24.866
  • But then, he tellsus a little advice.
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  • What do you do ifyou ever face this?
  • 00:14:26.601 --> 00:14:28.970
  • And we're going to talk aboutthis either this weekend
  • 00:14:29.003 --> 00:14:31.406
  • or next week.
  • 00:14:31.439 --> 00:14:33.074
  • He said go--keepgoing a little farther.
  • 00:14:33.107 --> 00:14:36.010
  • In other words, don't stop goingtowards the destiny that has
  • 00:14:36.044 --> 00:14:41.449
  • been revealed to you.
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  • If you know what you're doingis the right thing,
  • 00:14:42.817 --> 00:14:44.919
  • keep going a little farther.
  • 00:14:44.953 --> 00:14:46.554
  • Feeling bad, but you know thisis the right thing, so do it.
  • 00:14:46.587 --> 00:14:49.123
  • I'll tell you theperfect illustration.
  • 00:14:49.157 --> 00:14:50.992
  • Maybe feeling bad and not comingto Bible study,
  • 00:14:51.025 --> 00:14:53.628
  • but you go a little farther.
  • 00:14:53.661 --> 00:14:55.229
  • You go a little farther.
  • 00:14:55.263 --> 00:14:56.564
  • "Well, I don't feel like it."But you go a little farther.
  • 00:14:56.597 --> 00:14:58.366
  • You don't allow youremotions to govern your life.
  • 00:14:58.399 --> 00:15:02.036
  • You take authority overthose things, and Jesus said go
  • 00:15:02.070 --> 00:15:05.006
  • farther and do thething you know to do.
  • 00:15:05.039 --> 00:15:07.709
  • Do the thing you know to do.
  • 00:15:07.742 --> 00:15:09.043
  • I think I sharedthat in my testimony.
  • 00:15:09.077 --> 00:15:10.511
  • That when I was going throughthat thing and I asked my wife
  • 00:15:10.545 --> 00:15:12.814
  • to help me, she says, "Theonly thing--" and she don't--we
  • 00:15:12.847 --> 00:15:14.882
  • don't--we didn't realize
  • 00:15:14.916 --> 00:15:16.217
  • until now that that wasa godly advice.
  • 00:15:16.250 --> 00:15:18.186
  • "Only thing I can tell you iskeep doing what you know to do."
  • 00:15:18.219 --> 00:15:21.923
  • I had no idea thatwas what Jesus advised.
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  • Just keep doing it eventhough you feel that way.
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  • Keep doing what you know to do.I don't know about you.
  • 00:15:27.595 --> 00:15:30.465
  • Have you ever entered into aprayer and you didn't feel good,
  • 00:15:30.498 --> 00:15:33.668
  • or you didn't feel like praying?
  • 00:15:33.701 --> 00:15:35.236
  • That's just notwhat you wanted to do.
  • 00:15:35.269 --> 00:15:36.871
  • And how many of you just made
  • 00:15:36.904 --> 00:15:39.240
  • yourself do it andyou felt better?
  • 00:15:39.273 --> 00:15:41.843
  • "You know, I don't feellike reading the Scripture.
  • 00:15:41.876 --> 00:15:43.544
  • I don't feel like sitting herelooking at this Word for today."
  • 00:15:43.578 --> 00:15:46.481
  • But you keep doing what youknow and your feelings change,
  • 00:15:46.514 --> 00:15:50.518
  • because you've attacked thosethoughts, and you've exposed
  • 00:15:50.551 --> 00:15:52.820
  • yourself to something that'sawesome.
  • 00:15:52.854 --> 00:15:54.889
  • And that's why he said go alittle farther,
  • 00:15:54.922 --> 00:15:56.891
  • and he said keep praying.
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  • Go a little fartherand keep praying.
  • 00:15:58.726 --> 00:16:00.928
  • Well, the world doesn't want usto receive that advice, and so
  • 00:16:00.962 --> 00:16:03.731
  • when you neglect God'sadvice then you go and try to
  • 00:16:03.765 --> 00:16:07.135
  • find--what do you callsomething that's fake?
  • 00:16:07.168 --> 00:16:12.874
  • You're trying to--an imitation.
  • 00:16:12.907 --> 00:16:15.076
  • You try to go and seeanother way to do it.
  • 00:16:15.109 --> 00:16:17.545
  • Now, I'm not against you goingthe other way to do it, but I'm
  • 00:16:17.578 --> 00:16:19.680
  • just saying ourway is the best way.
  • 00:16:19.714 --> 00:16:21.949
  • And people don't know that, andsome Christians don't know that
  • 00:16:21.983 --> 00:16:24.852
  • 'cause they won't do it, and I'mtelling you, as a person who's
  • 00:16:24.886 --> 00:16:28.322
  • gone through it and will do it,
  • 00:16:28.356 --> 00:16:30.124
  • you'll see someamazing things happen.
  • 00:16:30.158 --> 00:16:32.126
  • Now, we left off with talkingabout the effects of depression
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  • and one of the statements I made
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  • was that depression is anenemy to your success.
  • 00:16:39.300 --> 00:16:44.472
  • Depression is anenemy to your success.
  • 00:16:44.505 --> 00:16:49.243
  • Depression wants to steal yourambitions, and it wants to
  • 00:16:49.277 --> 00:16:52.914
  • prevent you from participatingin the activities that you
  • 00:16:52.947 --> 00:16:56.651
  • should be enjoying in your life.
  • 00:16:56.684 --> 00:16:58.119
  • It's an enemy to your happiness,
  • 00:16:58.152 --> 00:16:59.987
  • and it is an enemyto your success.
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  • There is no way I want you toallow this enemy to stop you
  • 00:17:02.356 --> 00:17:06.794
  • from being happy and successful,and it should motivate you to
  • 00:17:06.828 --> 00:17:09.564
  • know that when depression triesto attack your life, it should
  • 00:17:09.597 --> 00:17:13.167
  • say to you, "All you're trying
  • 00:17:13.201 --> 00:17:15.303
  • to do is stop me frombeing successful."
  • 00:17:15.336 --> 00:17:18.739
  • And how?
  • 00:17:18.773 --> 00:17:20.141
  • Because when the feeling comesit wants to move you away from
  • 00:17:20.174 --> 00:17:23.010
  • the will of God for your life,wants to move you away from the
  • 00:17:23.044 --> 00:17:25.680
  • plan of God for your life.
  • 00:17:25.713 --> 00:17:27.181
  • And how often do you findyourself just kinda wondering,
  • 00:17:27.215 --> 00:17:30.551
  • "How long is it gonna take?
  • 00:17:30.585 --> 00:17:31.953
  • And when is itgonna be my time?"
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  • Listen, honey, it's hard to talkto the God of love and peace
  • 00:17:33.521 --> 00:17:37.959
  • when you're always in a darkplace,
  • 00:17:37.992 --> 00:17:42.930
  • and he just needs you torecognize that.
  • 00:17:42.964 --> 00:17:44.532
  • So, we talked about someeffects of depression.
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  • Number one, physical illnessis one effect of depression.
  • 00:17:47.668 --> 00:17:52.807
  • Physical illness is one effect.
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  • You continue to allow thosethoughts to press in, and they
  • 00:17:54.742 --> 00:17:59.647
  • eventually settle and--into yourheart, and you don't deal with
  • 00:17:59.680 --> 00:18:03.417
  • those thoughts, and then thosefeelings comes and, man, it will
  • 00:18:03.451 --> 00:18:06.921
  • release terriblethings in your body.
  • 00:18:06.954 --> 00:18:09.157
  • Your cortisol levelbegins to rise up.
  • 00:18:09.190 --> 00:18:11.325
  • It begins to put a foundationfor chronic disease, because if
  • 00:18:11.359 --> 00:18:15.062
  • you're emotionally diseased,you will eventually become
  • 00:18:15.096 --> 00:18:19.667
  • physically diseased.
  • 00:18:19.700 --> 00:18:22.236
  • And while people try todiagnose folks and the different
  • 00:18:22.270 --> 00:18:25.907
  • illnesses, one of the thingsthat I think we miss is the fact
  • 00:18:25.940 --> 00:18:29.877
  • that a lotta things come frombeing so stressed and depressed.
  • 00:18:29.911 --> 00:18:35.650
  • That if you don't deal withthat, then you can try to take a
  • 00:18:35.683 --> 00:18:40.488
  • lotta supplements and do healthythings, but you have got to deal
  • 00:18:40.521 --> 00:18:45.393
  • with that emotional area.
  • 00:18:45.426 --> 00:18:47.628
  • And your emotional area canbring you to a place of death.
  • 00:18:47.662 --> 00:18:52.567
  • You can go through a trauma or ashocking trauma situation, and
  • 00:18:52.600 --> 00:18:58.739
  • it could release cancer tobe manifested in your body.
  • 00:18:58.773 --> 00:19:01.742
  • We all have cancer cells, butthey are kept at bay, and just
  • 00:19:01.776 --> 00:19:04.445
  • some emotional thing like thatcan be responsible for it being
  • 00:19:04.478 --> 00:19:07.682
  • released in your body.
  • 00:19:07.715 --> 00:19:09.016
  • I can't tell you the illnessesthat are up that can come up as
  • 00:19:09.050 --> 00:19:13.621
  • a result of you not dealing withdepression, and so for people
  • 00:19:13.654 --> 00:19:17.358
  • who like to worry a lot, stop.
  • 00:19:17.391 --> 00:19:19.560
  • You're making yourself sick.
  • 00:19:19.594 --> 00:19:21.662
  • For people who just wanna bedepressed about everything and
  • 00:19:21.696 --> 00:19:24.532
  • wanna magnify differences,difficulties in your life, stop.
  • 00:19:24.565 --> 00:19:28.736
  • You're making yourself sick.
  • 00:19:28.769 --> 00:19:30.371
  • If you go to bed sad and youwake up sad, and you're sad
  • 00:19:30.404 --> 00:19:33.341
  • throughout the day,you're making yourself sick.
  • 00:19:33.374 --> 00:19:36.444
  • And so, what happens is when thesickness comes, you say, "Well,
  • 00:19:36.477 --> 00:19:38.646
  • who did it?
  • 00:19:38.679 --> 00:19:39.981
  • It's the devil."
  • 00:19:40.014 --> 00:19:41.682
  • No, it's an uninformed Christian
  • 00:19:41.716 --> 00:19:44.785
  • who didn't know how to dealwith his emotions.
  • 00:19:44.819 --> 00:19:47.755
  • Wow.
  • 00:19:47.788 --> 00:19:49.257
  • How about that?
  • 00:19:49.290 --> 00:19:50.791
  • That feels crazy, coming tochurch and not hearing, "Well,
  • 00:19:50.825 --> 00:19:53.127
  • it's the devil that did it."
  • 00:19:53.160 --> 00:19:54.462
  • No, it's an uninformed Christianwho don't have no idea how to
  • 00:19:54.495 --> 00:19:58.899
  • handle their emotions, and theemotions have been handling you,
  • 00:19:58.933 --> 00:20:01.469
  • and you go around with pain.
  • 00:20:01.502 --> 00:20:03.070
  • You got the stuffthat's hap--
  • 00:20:03.104 --> 00:20:04.405
  • You wouldn't--listen, you showme a real sick person, and I
  • 00:20:04.438 --> 00:20:07.642
  • guarantee you I go back in thebackground, if they're honest
  • 00:20:07.675 --> 00:20:10.211
  • with me, if they're honest withme, they will tell me how long
  • 00:20:10.244 --> 00:20:14.448
  • they've been worried andconcerned and all of that stuff
  • 00:20:14.482 --> 00:20:17.084
  • that's going on right there.
  • 00:20:17.118 --> 00:20:18.519
  • It is.It is.
  • 00:20:18.552 --> 00:20:19.887
  • I found out my emotionalopenness, I'm trying to fight it
  • 00:20:19.920 --> 00:20:24.859
  • by faith, and I had it goinguntil the trauma and the shock
  • 00:20:24.892 --> 00:20:33.601
  • of betrayal hit me, and itaffected my physical body.
  • 00:20:33.634 --> 00:20:39.040
  • And while I looked strong comingon the pulpit like it didn't
  • 00:20:39.073 --> 00:20:41.542
  • matter and stuff, that's all myfaith part, but the trauma of it
  • 00:20:41.575 --> 00:20:46.213
  • and having to deal withthat, whoo, it was the devil.
  • 00:20:46.247 --> 00:20:51.519
  • He was trying tokill me that one day.
  • 00:20:51.552 --> 00:20:54.488
  • There are so many things thathappened that one day that were
  • 00:20:54.522 --> 00:20:57.558
  • so painful, so hurtful,
  • 00:20:57.591 --> 00:20:59.160
  • including the deathof loved ones.
  • 00:20:59.193 --> 00:21:01.195
  • It was just crazy, and the enemyknew, "If I can cause enough
  • 00:21:01.228 --> 00:21:06.033
  • stress and trauma, I can release
  • 00:21:06.067 --> 00:21:08.569
  • something and be closer totaking you out."
  • 00:21:08.602 --> 00:21:12.340
  • But just like that drama cantake you out, the joy of the
  • 00:21:12.373 --> 00:21:15.009
  • Lord can produce healing, see?
  • 00:21:15.042 --> 00:21:18.379
  • You gotta the Word thatwill bring joy, amen?
  • 00:21:18.412 --> 00:21:20.614
  • For everything the devil thinkhe got against you, God has
  • 00:21:20.648 --> 00:21:23.517
  • already risen more.
  • 00:21:23.551 --> 00:21:25.286
  • You know, the Bibletalks about much more.
  • 00:21:25.319 --> 00:21:27.555
  • You know, sin, when sin abounds,he said grace does what?
  • 00:21:27.588 --> 00:21:30.725
  • Much more abounds, so ain'tnothing that's gonna happen to
  • 00:21:30.758 --> 00:21:33.527
  • you that's not already handled.
  • 00:21:33.561 --> 00:21:35.529
  • Turn to two people andtell 'em, "It's handled.
  • 00:21:35.563 --> 00:21:37.031
  • It's handled.
  • 00:21:37.064 --> 00:21:38.399
  • It's handled."I don't care what it is.
  • 00:21:38.432 --> 00:21:39.734
  • It's handled.It's handled.
  • 00:21:39.767 --> 00:21:42.703
  • And that keeps yousafe in your mind.
  • 00:21:42.737 --> 00:21:45.840
  • That no matter how crazy itmight be, remind yourself,
  • 00:21:45.873 --> 00:21:49.810
  • saturate your consciousness that"this is handled, and there is a
  • 00:21:49.844 --> 00:21:54.648
  • expiration to all trouble."
  • 00:21:54.682 --> 00:21:59.687
  • Go to bed.
  • 00:21:59.720 --> 00:22:01.021
  • Say, "That thingmight expire tomorrow."
  • 00:22:01.055 --> 00:22:03.090
  • If it don't, wake up, live byfaith through that day, go to
  • 00:22:03.124 --> 00:22:06.427
  • bed again, but it can't be thereall the time, hallelujah.
  • 00:22:06.460 --> 00:22:11.699
  • Just use it like you woulddumbbells and just exercise to
  • 00:22:11.732 --> 00:22:15.169
  • build your muscle up.
  • 00:22:15.202 --> 00:22:16.637
  • While the trouble is there youmight as well benefit from it
  • 00:22:16.670 --> 00:22:19.106
  • being there.
  • 00:22:19.140 --> 00:22:20.441
  • Glory be to God.
  • 00:22:20.474 --> 00:22:21.776
  • I almost got happy on that.
  • 00:22:21.809 --> 00:22:23.144
  • You might as wellbenefit from it being there.
  • 00:22:23.177 --> 00:22:25.446
  • No, don't do that.
  • 00:22:25.479 --> 00:22:28.015
  • Get something out of it.
  • 00:22:28.048 --> 00:22:29.383
  • Don't ever come out ofa hard time the same.
  • 00:22:29.417 --> 00:22:34.522
  • Come out of a hard time withsome wisdom, that you know
  • 00:22:34.555 --> 00:22:37.758
  • something now.
  • 00:22:37.792 --> 00:22:39.260
  • "Bring it on, devil."
  • 00:22:39.293 --> 00:22:40.594
  • And then, one day you'regonna say, "You wanna dance?
  • 00:22:40.628 --> 00:22:42.096
  • Bring it on.I ain't scared of you.
  • 00:22:42.129 --> 00:22:43.431
  • I ain't scared of you.
  • 00:22:43.464 --> 00:22:44.799
  • No, I ain't nevergonna be scared of you.
  • 00:22:44.832 --> 00:22:46.267
  • Come on over here.
  • 00:22:46.300 --> 00:22:48.669
  • You gotta get thataggressive with the enemy.
  • 00:22:48.702 --> 00:22:50.805
  • First of all, you've gotto know how's he behind it.
  • 00:22:50.838 --> 00:22:54.375
  • He's behind it.
  • 00:22:54.408 --> 00:22:56.310
  • He doesn't haveauthority to do it.
  • 00:22:56.343 --> 00:22:58.345
  • He wants to use suggestionsand trickery
  • 00:22:58.379 --> 00:23:01.348
  • so you can authorize it.
  • 00:23:01.382 --> 00:23:03.918
  • Sad thing is that you've allowedSatan's suggestions or your
  • 00:23:03.951 --> 00:23:08.823
  • ignorance to authorizeyour own destruction.
  • 00:23:08.856 --> 00:23:12.827
  • You hear what I said?
  • 00:23:12.860 --> 00:23:14.161
  • Satan's suggestion or your
  • 00:23:14.195 --> 00:23:15.596
  • ignorance to authorize yourown destruction.
  • 00:23:15.629 --> 00:23:18.833
  • You open your mouth up andspeak things in the air.
  • 00:23:18.866 --> 00:23:21.769
  • You start agreeing with stuff.
  • 00:23:21.802 --> 00:23:23.237
  • Your emotions starttaking you places.
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  • or misunderstand somethingthat'll hurt myself
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  • because, you know, I recognizedwhere it was coming from,
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