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Looking Through the Lens of Grace Part 2

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September 10, 2019
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Creflo Dollar

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Looking Through the Lens of Grace Part 2

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  • Creflo Dollar: For you to say that your behavior can send you
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  • to hell is for you to say that your behaving is greater than
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  • what the blood of Jesus was able to do.
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  • If you understand Jesus, understand what he did
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  • and why he died and why he shed his blood,
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  • then you'll be free from the law that came by Moses,
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  • because you understand the grace that came by Jesus,
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  • and grace is the truth.
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  • announcer: Omaha, Nebraska; Woodbridge, Virginia;
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  • and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania we are on the way.
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  • Join Pastors Creflo and Taffi Dollar for one day only.
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  • female: I come because I enjoy the Word
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  • and the Word is awesome and you always get
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  • a good message that comes breakthrough.
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  • announcer: Join us in Omaha September 13,
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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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  • Oh, it's time to live a new life
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  • Oh, let his love shine bright in you
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  • Oh, we're saved by his grace
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  • so we embrace your love today
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  • We are changed
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  • Creflo: The day you believe that you are who Jesus
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  • died and shed his blood for you to be,
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  • then you're gonna change your behavior.
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  • You have to understand we keep judging people by their
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  • behavior, and God is judging us by our faith and what Jesus
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  • has already done for us.
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  • We love judging people by what they do,
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  • and God's not even judging you by what you do.
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  • Do you know you're not gonna go to heaven because
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  • of what you do?
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  • Creflo, you don't--
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  • No, no, no, I got mine.
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  • You don't go to heaven for what you do.
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  • Lemme say this out loud.
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  • If anybody in here go to hell for sin, sinning,
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  • if anybody in here goes to hell for sinning,
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  • everybody in here going to hell for sinning.
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  • If anybody in here go to hell for sinning,
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  • I'm going to hell.
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  • Taffi going to hell.
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  • Everybody in here going to hell for sinning.
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  • That don't make sense to you because
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  • of how you judge sinning.
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  • You got this warped rating system from somebody that said,
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  • "Now, this is adultery, so now that's a 28.
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  • Over here is complaining.
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  • That's a two."
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  • That's not how God saw it.
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  • Did you know under the law that came from Moses
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  • 33.000-and-something people fell dead for complaining?
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  • See, what you gotta understand, if you go to hell for adultery
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  • and this guy don't go to hell for complaining, sin is--
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  • doesn't have the same measure.
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  • Uh-uh, and we keep judging people by what they do,
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  • and you keep saying-- well, you think that people
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  • are just gonna keep doing what they do.
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  • You don't understand that once you have a personal relationship
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  • with Jesus Christ, the Bible says in Philippians
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  • chapter 2--go to Philippians chapter 2, verse 12.
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  • The Bible says in Philippians chapter 2,
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  • he says, "What happens is I'm going to change you."
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  • Once you get--once you get born again,
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  • he has accepted the responsibility of changing you.
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  • Religion says you need to change.
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  • See, you think stuff like, "Well, what if you were
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  • a really good Christian at one time
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  • and then all of a sudden now you're a Satan worshiper?"
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  • That is so off the page.
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  • There is no way you can encounter God
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  • and see Jesus and stay the same.
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  • "Well, I gave--got saved a long time ago,
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  • but I still messed up."
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  • Well, I don't know what kinda saved you got.
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  • Maybe it didn't take when you went in the prayer room.
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  • Maybe it didn't work.
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  • Maybe you were repeating after them and weren't listening to
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  • what you were saying, but once you encounter Jesus it's never
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  • going to be, "Well, you know, I was saved
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  • and then now I'm sleeping with a hundred prostitutes."
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  • That's not gonna happen.
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  • That's never gonna be a part of the equation
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  • because of who Jesus is.
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  • For you to say that your behavior can send you to hell
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  • is for you to say that your behaving is greater than
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  • what the blood of Jesus was able to do.
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  • You are not that big shot.
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  • Where did I say turn to? Philippians 12.
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  • Look at the New Living Translation, please.
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  • Philippians 12.
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  • I know I'm all over the place right now,
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  • but I'll bring it home in just a moment.
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  • I just wanted to get the shock over with,
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  • 'cause some of you will sit here and you'll hear it
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  • different ways.
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  • Some of you will sit here and say, "Praise God.
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  • I'm gonna be with Jesus.
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  • He's gonna change my life."
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  • The rest of you will say, "Shoot.
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  • I can be saved and go act like a hellion anyway."
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  • Ain't nobody saying that, 'cause once you realize how much you've
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  • been forgiven, then you're gonna realize how much you've been
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  • loved, and you're not gonna be interested in doing what you
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  • used to do, and you gotta understand
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  • the Holy Spirit is working.
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  • See, 'cause once you get saved the Holy Spirit comes
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  • on the inside, and he starts working on you.
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  • Philippians 2. I'm gonna read on down to 14.
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  • "Dear friends, you always followed my instructions
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  • when I was with you.
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  • And now that I am away, it is even more important.
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  • Work hard to show the results of your salvation," how?
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  • "By obeying God with deep reverence and fear."
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  • Verse 13, "For God is working in you."
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  • That's interesting.
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  • He says work hard, but then he says God is working in you.
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  • If you back a little bit he says what is the work of God?
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  • The work of God is believing on him.
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  • That's the work of God, believing on him.
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  • He says, "For God is working in you."
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  • Say out loud, "God's working in me."
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  • "Giving you the desire."
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  • See, God's working to give you the desire,
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  • 'cause you're not gonna change what you're doing till you
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  • change your desire, so God is working to give you the desire
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  • and to give you the power to do what pleases him.
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  • See, you're working hard to try to please God,
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  • and God is like, "No, I just want you to believe me.
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  • I want you to believe me.
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  • I want you to acknowledge that you believe in me
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  • and you receive me as Lord and personal Savior.
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  • I'm gonna come in, and I'm gonna start working
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  • with those bad desires, those crazy desires.
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  • I'm gonna change you from the inside out.
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  • I'm gonna take away your old want-tos and give you
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  • new want-tos, and it will be by the Holy Spirit.
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  • I'm gonna change you.
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  • I just need you to believe me and not leave me and to stick
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  • with me and don't let what you do run you away from me.
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  • And if you fall get up.
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  • I just need you to stay with me.
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  • Just stay with me, 'cause I'm working in you right now.
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  • I know you messed up three weeks ago,
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  • but just stay with me.
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  • I'm working on that right now.
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  • Oh, I know you messed up three weeks--
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  • two weeks ago, but stay with me.
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  • I'm working on that right now."
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  • And you gotta be careful how you judge people,
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  • 'cause you might be judging somebody who's in the process of
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  • being worked on, but what we do, we allow our behavior to run us
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  • away from our trust and belief in who Jesus said we are,
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  • and he said, "I am working in you.
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  • I am working in you."
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  • Turn to two people and say, "God's working in you right now.
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  • He's working in you right now."
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  • So, whatever mess that you're doing that everybody know about,
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  • or whatever mess you're doing that nobody knows about,
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  • God is working in you. He's working in you.
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  • Now, you've been trying to work on yourself for the longest.
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  • Self-help books. That's why you still need help.
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  • He will work in you. He will work in you.
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  • Turn to the other side and say, "God's working in me."
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  • So, what do I need to do? What do I need to do?
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  • There's always the question of what do I need to do?
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  • I'mma tell you something that's radical.
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  • Whole sermon is radical.
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  • Either you're gonna love this church and come back,
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  • or I'll never see you again, but at least you've heard the truth.
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  • I was writing in the office one day,
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  • and Taffi and I had just had some really good meetings
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  • overseas, and I went to God, and I said,
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  • "God, just show me what I need to," watch this,
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  • "do so I could have more impact."
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  • I didn't hear anything, and I was just thinking
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  • about what had happened, and I said, "Yeah, God,
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  • just show me what I need to do so we can reach more souls."
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  • And, finally, the Lord said, "Son, you've asked me
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  • two questions and both of those things,
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  • both of those questions have to do with what you need to do."
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  • He said, "Certainly you don't think that those signs
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  • and wonders and that results, certainly you don't think
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  • it happened because of what you do."
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  • Oh, I started getting what he was about to go here.
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  • He said, "Instead of asking me what you need to do to have more
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  • impact, will you believe what Jesus has already done and the
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  • impact is already there waiting on you to appropriate your faith
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  • to receive what's already done?"
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  • He said, "People minimize believing over
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  • what they can do."
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  • He says, "I don't need you to be who I am, son.
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  • You need me to be who you are."
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  • And every one of us in here always talking about,
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  • when we get in trouble or we need something,
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  • "What do I need to do?"
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  • And here is what the church has told you from the Law of Moses:
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  • you need to pray more, you need to fast longer,
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  • you need to be nicer, you need to be this,
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  • you need to do that and then, maybe then,
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  • if you did it enough, God will bless you.
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  • And that is not New Testament, and we--that's all we do,
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  • and the church freaks out.
  • 00:10:03.170 --> 00:10:04.290
  • "But, yeah, but what-- but we gotta do something."
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  • Where did you get that from?
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  • You got it from the law, 'cause your preacher never graduated
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  • from the law, which is obsolete, back to the new covenant,
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  • which Jesus gave us and said, "You couldn't do that anyway."
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  • Think about it.
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  • I ain't got to argue with you.
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  • Think about all the stuff you have done and look at you now.
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  • You go from one stage of doing something to try to get God to
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  • do something, to another stage of doing something and try
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  • to get God to do something, and then you look at somebody
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  • who God doing it for and you're like, "That ain't fair.
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  • How come you do it for them?
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  • And I fast, and I go to church, and I give my tithe,
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  • and I do all of that.
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  • Why it's not there?"
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  • Because you're so busy doing, and they were so busy believing
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  • and trusting and leaning and having faith
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  • on what Jesus has already done.
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  • No, your religion got you working, working so hard.
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  • You're sweating like a sinner and supposed to be a saint.
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  • The greatest faith, the highest kind of faith is resting
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  • in the finished works of Jesus.
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  • The next time something comes up why don't you back up
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  • a little bit and survey this thing and say, "Wait a minute.
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  • Jesus has already healed me.
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  • Father, I thank you that I'm healed.
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  • I thank you that I'm healed."
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  • When the doctor told me I had cancer,
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  • "It's aggressive form of cancer, and you need to hurry
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  • up and get it out of you, or you're gonna die,"
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  • I said, "Whoa, whoa, this is too much right now.
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  • Lemme just chill," so I went shopping.
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  • I don't even know if I wanted to.
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  • I needed to just chill and, of course,
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  • the question came: "What do I need to do?
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  • What do I need to do? What do I need to do?"
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  • I said, "Jesus has already healed me."
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  • I said, "Jesus went into villages and healed people that
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  • were not even saved, healed the whole village.
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  • I'm saved.
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  • How am--how is it that I'm gonna die of cancer and he healed
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  • people in villages and none of them were saved?"
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  • because he had not yet died and shed his blood,
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  • so nobody couldn't be saved, and healed them.
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  • I said, "Why did you heal-- what was the basis
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  • of you healing the whole village and here I am saved?"
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  • "The basis was I walked in, and they believed on me.
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  • What you're trying to do is do something to make it happen
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  • yourself 'cause you don't believe I've already done it."
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  • And he said, "Son, this kingdom doesn't--
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  • it doesn't work based on what you can do.
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  • This whole thing works based on what Jesus has already done."
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  • You're delivered because of what Jesus has done.
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  • You're healed because of what he has done.
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  • You are prosperous because of what he has done.
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  • You'll have success because of what he has done,
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  • but what you'll do is say, "No, I believe more in
  • 00:12:46.220 --> 00:12:49.290
  • what I can do for God than what he has already done for me."
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  • What did you say the other day?
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  • People have more faith in their faith than they do
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  • on what Jesus has already done.
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  • Wow!
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  • It's freaking y'all out because the entire church system
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  • has been based on, "What do I do?
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  • Okay, I know what I'll do. I'll pray."
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  • Well, lemme ask you a question. How much praying is enough?
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  • Can you find a Scripture where it says you pray two hours?
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  • How much praying is enough? What if it's not enough?
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  • Oh, I'll tell you what.
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  • I'll add fasting to my prayer and truly fasting will work,
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  • because the Bible says this kind cometh not out except by
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  • prayer and fasting, and that's not what he's talking about.
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  • Interestingly enough, he wasn't talking about the demon comes
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  • out by prayer and fasting.
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  • He was talking about unbelief comes out by prayer and fasting.
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  • The issue was belief versus unbelief.
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  • So, you fast.
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  • So, is that two days, three days?
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  • Is it 40 days?
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  • Is it 50?
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  • Do you fast until you lose 20, 30 pounds?
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  • How much fasting is enough?
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  • You know what's happening?
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  • You're turning into a Compulsive Christianity Disorder.
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  • That's what's happening.
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  • You're getting a Compulsive Christianity Disorder.
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  • "Well, maybe if I get some people saved."
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  • And then you go to bed, and you forgot to minister to somebody,
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  • and then you--it's 12 o'clock, and you wake up.
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  • "Oh, my God. I didn't minister to nobody.
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  • I got to run out to the gas station
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  • and see if I can minister to somebody."
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  • That's crazy.
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  • "Oh, oh, reason why it's not working:
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  • 'cause I hadn't paid my tithe.
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  • My tithes are $25.50.
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  • I didn't pay the 50 cent. I didn't pay the 50 cent.
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  • Oh, my God.
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  • That's why. That's why."
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  • You become this weirdo.
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  • You become this weirdo that nobody wants to be like,
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  • because you're freaking people out because they don't
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  • understand a God that's requiring
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  • all of that minute detail, and he's supposed to love you.
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  • You tell people, "God love you, but if you do wrong
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  • you're going to hell."
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  • Well, does he love me or not?
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  • You tell people, "I'm a sinner saved by grace."
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  • Well, if you've been saved by grace,
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  • you was a sinner before you got saved, right?
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  • And you're still a sinner.
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  • Yeah, but his blood ain't too strong, is it?
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  • It didn't do nothing, did it?
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  • How much is enough?
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  • And you know what's happening now?
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  • I tell you Jesus is enough, and you say, no,
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  • but you still gotta pray.
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  • Now what you're saying is saying he's not enough.
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  • I tell you Jesus is enough, and you say,
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  • "Oh, no, you still gotta fast."
  • 00:15:13.000 --> 00:15:14.280
  • That means Jesus is not enough.
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  • I tell you Jesus is enough, and you say,
  • 00:15:17.160 --> 00:15:19.270
  • "No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, and you still gotta behave good
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  • every day in order for him to be enough," and you don't get it.
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  • He's enough, and you keep trying to add.
  • 00:15:27.140 --> 00:15:30.050
  • You're trying to say Jesus plus prayer,
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  • Jesus plus more Word, Jesus plus more fasting,
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  • Jesus plus good behavior, and then, when I can add back
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  • Jesus, then maybe that will be enough.
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  • No, you've been deceived. Open your eyes.
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  • Jesus is enough if you don't do nothing,
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  • because the only thing he requires of you is believe
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  • who he is and believe what he's already done and appropriate
  • 00:15:54.100 --> 00:15:58.060
  • the finished works of Jesus into your life and say,
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  • "Lord, I believe."
  • 00:16:01.120 --> 00:16:05.140
  • You know how many people I buried trying to do something
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  • to get healed?
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  • People died of what I had.
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  • I didn't 'cause I knew whatever I decided to do wasn't enough
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  • and would never be able to compete with what Jesus
  • 00:16:17.080 --> 00:16:20.280
  • has already done, so, "I believe you, God."
  • 00:16:20.290 --> 00:16:24.290
  • And every time the pain come, "I believe you, God."
  • 00:16:25.000 --> 00:16:27.200
  • And every time the report goes down,
  • 00:16:27.210 --> 00:16:29.090
  • "I believe you, God."
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  • And then, in the midst of you believing him he starts
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  • giving you things to do.
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  • Actions are now born out of your belief.
  • 00:16:34.190 --> 00:16:38.290
  • Now he says, "Go do this and go do that and stop doing
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  • that and go do that."
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  • He'll start leading and guiding you,
  • 00:16:42.280 --> 00:16:45.200
  • but you keep making your Christianity about what
  • 00:16:45.210 --> 00:16:47.290
  • you can do, instead of about what Jesus has already done.
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  • And I believe him and if you have a relationship with Jesus
  • 00:16:53.110 --> 00:16:56.070
  • you would have been like Taffi and I this morning,
  • 00:16:56.080 --> 00:16:58.060
  • just couldn't hold your tears back,
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  • because we're celebrating a Jesus that you know personally,
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  • and you know if you erase him out of the equation
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  • we're doomed, damned, and disgraced.
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  • Boy, you should see some of these faces.
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  • They're looking at me like, "What the--"
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  • And they're cussing, and they don't even know it.
  • 00:17:16.160 --> 00:17:20.020
  • "What's he talking about?"
  • 00:17:20.030 --> 00:17:21.270
  • And everything I'm saying is in Scripture.
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  • I've been teaching it for eight years,
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  • and I finally get an opportunity to show that it is not
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  • your behavior.
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  • Somebody says, "I'm all right with God if I chew tobacco
  • 00:17:36.050 --> 00:17:39.050
  • or not chew tobacco.
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  • I'm all right with God if I smoke weed
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  • or I don't smoke weed."
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  • You know, there are still consequences for every action.
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  • You know that, don't you?
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  • God loves you, and God provided a way,
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  • but there are still consequences for everything that you do.
  • 00:17:50.130 --> 00:17:53.020
  • Yeah, there are still consequences for it always.
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  • Some people think grace erase spiritual laws.
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  • Do you know the law of gravity was working when Jesus
  • 00:18:02.090 --> 00:18:04.180
  • was on the cross, died for your sins?
  • 00:18:04.190 --> 00:18:07.080
  • You can't violate spiritual laws and natural laws
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  • that God put in place.
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  • Amen.
  • 00:18:11.270 --> 00:18:14.020
  • Now, go back to John 1:17.
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  • "For the law was given by Moses--"
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  • The law that came by Moses was a performance-based agreement.
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  • It required your performance.
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  • It required what you do. It required what you do.
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  • If thou, then thou.
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  • If thou can keep the commandments,
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  • then thou will be blessed.
  • 00:18:45.270 --> 00:18:48.240
  • "But grace and truth came by Jesus."
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  • What's the truth part?
  • 00:18:52.190 --> 00:18:54.270
  • Go to John chapter 8, verse 31.
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  • John chapter 8, verse 31.
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  • What's the truth part?
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  • Is it grace one thing and then truth another thing?
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  • No, I said to you grace is the truth that makes men free.
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  • Grace is the truth that makes men free.
  • 00:19:08.220 --> 00:19:11.070
  • Grace is the truth that makes men free.
  • 00:19:11.120 --> 00:19:14.040
  • Free from what?
  • 00:19:14.050 --> 00:19:15.180
  • Free from the law.
  • 00:19:15.190 --> 00:19:17.220
  • Well, what about sin? I'll show you that in a moment.
  • 00:19:17.230 --> 00:19:19.210
  • Grace is the truth that makes men free.
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  • All right, now watch this very carefully now.
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  • If you're there say amen.
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  • Put it on the screen, just in case
  • 00:19:25.020 --> 00:19:26.110
  • they don't have their Bibles.
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  • "Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him,
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  • If you continue in my words, then are you
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  • my disciples indeed; you shall know the truth,
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  • and the truth shall make you free."
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  • Make you free from what? Sin.
  • 00:19:35.290 --> 00:19:38.070
  • Man you free from what?
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  • Smoking cigarettes.
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  • Make you free from what?
  • 00:19:41.150 --> 00:19:42.250
  • No, it makes you free from the law.
  • 00:19:42.260 --> 00:19:44.250
  • "How can you say that?"
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  • Well, go to verse 31.
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  • You know Jesus.
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  • You know how to read in proper context.
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  • Look at this in verse 31.
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  • The Bible says Jesus was talking to who?
  • 00:19:53.290 --> 00:19:56.220
  • Jewish people.
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  • What is one thing that is pretty normal about a Jewish family?
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  • They believe in the Law of Moses.
  • 00:20:04.110 --> 00:20:07.260
  • In fact, their young men are trained up in the Law of Moses
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  • and then when their training is complete they have a celebration
  • 00:20:11.090 --> 00:20:13.280
  • called the Bar Mitzvahs, and so to indicate that he was talking
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  • to Jews was to indicate that he was talking to students
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  • of the law that came by Moses.
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  • Now look what he said.
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  • He said, "Then said Jesus to those students of the law,"
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  • Jews, "which believed on him," they were students of the law,
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  • but they believed on Jesus, "and if you continue in my Word,
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  • then are you my disciples indeed."
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  • And look what he said about the students of the law.
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  • "If you continue in my Word you're my disciples indeed."
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  • And as a result of it, "You will know the truth,
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  • and the truth shall make you free from the law
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  • that you are a student of."
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  • Well, what is it that makes men free from the law?
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  • Grace.
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  • Grace is the truth that makes men free from the law.
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  • Grace is the truth that makes men free from the law.
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  • If you do not understand this agreement of grace,
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  • you will not understand what truth is,
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  • and you'll live all your life thinking that truth
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  • is the whole Bible.
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  • That's not what he's talking about.
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  • In context he is talking about the truth of God's grace,
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  • the truth of his unmerited favor,
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  • the truth of his undeserved, unmerited favor.
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  • If you understand the truth, which is what?
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  • The grace of God. The grace of Jesus.
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  • If you understand Jesus, understand what he did
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  • and why he died and why he shed his blood,
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  • then you'll be free from the law that came by Moses,
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  • because you understand the grace that came by Jesus,
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  • and grace is the truth that sets men free.
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  • Look at this.
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  • Go to Romans 6:14.
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  • Romans 6:14.
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  • He said, "For sin shall not have dominion over you."
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  • Stop.
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  • That's a good issue.
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  • He's gonna tell us how is it that sin can no longer
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  • dominate us like it did when we were under the Law of Moses.
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  • Sin will not have dominion over you.
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  • Why won't it have dominion on you?
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  • "For you are not under the law."
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  • So, what did he just say?
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  • Under the law, sin can dominate you.
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  • When you live by the law that came by Moses and try to
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  • preform, sin can dominate you, but he says you're not
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  • under the law which permits sin to dominate you.
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  • You're under grace, which sets you free from the law,
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  • which will set you free from the domination of sin.
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  • "Oh, Brother Dollar, are you telling me
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  • that people sin because of the law?"
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  • Absolutely.
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  • Do you think that God gave the law by Moses so that
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  • you could have advantage over this--over sin?
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  • He didn't give the Law of Moses so you could have
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  • advantage over sin.
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  • He gave the Law of Moses so that sin could have an advantage
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  • over your life.
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  • The law was given to destroy you and to curse you and to kill you
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  • and to dominate you and to fill you with shame and guilt.
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  • The Ten Commandments would-- they were--
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  • that's why they were given.
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  • He knew you couldn't keep 'em, so he knew every time
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  • you broke 'em you'd be full of guilt and shame,
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  • and you'd go back to performance-based Christianity,
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  • trying to do something to make it better because you keep
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  • failing over and over again.
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  • That can't be so.
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  • Well, let's look at 1 Corinthians 15:56.
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  • 1 Corinthians 15:56.
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  • Oh, yes.
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  • 1 Corinthians 15:56.
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  • Read it out loud with me.
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  • Ready? Read.
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  • "The sting of death is-- and the strength of sin--"
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  • Oh, what strengthens sin?
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  • The law that came by Moses.
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  • "Thou shall not kill."
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  • See, here is what happens.
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  • The church preaches, "Don't."
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  • And guess what the congregation does.
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  • They go out and do.
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  • You ever notice that?
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  • I say when you go out of church today there is a pink elephant
  • 00:24:43.290 --> 00:24:47.060
  • about 20 feet tall.
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  • He just came out of the woods.
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  • Don't you look to the left.
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  • Hey, child of God, don't you look to the left.
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  • All right, now you tell me as soon as you walk out
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  • the door--huh?
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  • That's what the law does.
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  • The law says don't, and you do.
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  • announcer: How do you see the Christian life?
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  • Is it a performance-driven life,
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  • or is it a life depending on Jesus?
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  • In this series by Creflo Dollar you will learn how your outlook
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  • on God will affect how you live your life.
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  • Creflo: He started the work.
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  • He's gonna finish the work.
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  • All will be well.
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  • He just needs you to believe, praise God?
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  • or go online to order today.
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  • and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania we are on the way.
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  • Join Pastors Creflo and Taffi Dollar for one day only.
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  • female: I come because I enjoy the Word
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  • and the Word is awesome and you always get
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  • a good message that comes breakthrough.
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  • of food to men, women, and children who need it,
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  • both here and abroad.
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  • Now, don't just take my word for it.
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  • and financial donations are at work in the lives of thousands.
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  • Child of God, we need you to effectively carry out
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  • heaven's mandate to go into all parts of the world
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  • and preach this glorious gospel of grace.
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  • Thank you so much.
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  • announcer: You may support Creflo Dollar Ministries'
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  • outreach missions by calling us or visiting our website.
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  • You enrich lives in ways you can't begin to imagine.
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  • God bless you.
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