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Positioning Yourself to be Led by God

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October 11, 2020
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  • Creflo Dollar: He'lltell me, "This is the way.
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  • This is the way you should go."
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  • I don't wanna be so clutteredwith the trauma of the world,
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  • so cluttered with the caresof the world, I can't hear that
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  • still, small voice thatsays, "This is the way.
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  • Go here."
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  • ♪ Oh, oh, it's timeto live a new life ♪
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  • Creflo: You know how powerfulit is when you come to a place
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  • where you can admit, "I am notable to plan my own course"?
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  • The issue is you think you are.
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  • You think you are.
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  • "I don't need God.
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  • I don't need no church."
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  • I'm not able toplan my own course.
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  • You know what happensthe day you realize that?
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  • You get out of his wayand allow him to take you,
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  • 'cause he alreadygot your hands,
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  • and say, "Come on, baby.
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  • Let me go in front.Follow me."
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  • That's what it means to yield.
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  • "Let me go in front.Follow me as I escort you."
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  • See, I wanna be escorted tomy--the path that God wants for
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  • my life, so when I get
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  • there, somebody say, "Whatare you doing?"
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  • "This is where God has calledme and escorted me to do."
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  • And everything you're lookingfor in life, everything you
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  • lack in life, is waiting atthat place called "there."
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  • It's waiting at thatdestination for your life,
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  • and God'll take you to thatplace where wholeness will be
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  • your testimony, because I foundwhere I was supposed to be.
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  • But I cannot, I'm notable to plan my own course.
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  • That's the mostpowerful thing I ever read.
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  • I'm not able toplan my own course,
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  • but when he isallowed to do that,
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  • oh, when you get to thatdestination, you'll sit back and
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  • say, "I don't know the intricatedetails of how I arrived here."
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  • And you'll liftyour hands up and say,
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  • "How great thou art."
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  • And you'll findin a lot of cases,
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  • "I would have never knownhow to get here," but he does.
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  • Oh, lift your hands up andjust worship God for a moment.
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  • Just worship him for a moment.
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  • Oh, help me, Lord.Help me to plan my course.
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  • Help me to plan my course, amen?
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  • Help me to plan my course.
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  • Amen.
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  • Now, let's look at Philippianschapter 2:3 in the NLT.
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  • Is God really committed tobe involved in working in us?
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  • You know, I thought, asa Christian--you know,
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  • 'cause people told me that theBible said that God helps those
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  • who help themselves, and Iwas looking for that Scripture,
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  • and I found out it isnowhere in the Bible.
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  • But then, when Siri came along,I found out, wait a minute,
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  • the Bible didn't saynothing about God
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  • helping those whohelp themselves.
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  • The Bible said--well, Biblemakes it clear throughout the
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  • Scripture he helpsthose who need help.
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  • Benjamin Franklin said,"God helps those
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  • who help themselves."
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  • And we find--we gotta be carefulnot to take another man's
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  • comment that doesn't knowGod and turn it into Scripture.
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  • If you're gonnalive by the Word, make sure
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  • it's in the Word, amen?
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  • All that's saying is, "Idon't trust that God
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  • can do anything without me."
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  • I used to think that."Well, Lord, I got to yield."
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  • Now, of course, thereare lots of things,
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  • if you wanna do it right, thatrequires you yielding to the
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  • Lord, but I also discoveredthat God knows how to get your
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  • attention, and God knows howto get you where you need to be
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  • when you need to be there.
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  • Don't think you're all that now.
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  • He know how to do it.
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  • God know how tochange your mind,
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  • and he know how tochange your desires, amen?
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  • Now, watch this.
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  • "For God is working in you."
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  • For God is working in you.For God is working in you.
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  • I said God is working in you.
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  • Right this moment, while youare seated here listening to me
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  • preach, God is working in you.
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  • On the way home, Godis working in you.
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  • When you get home,God is working in you.
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  • If you go to a bartonight and get drunk,
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  • God is working in you.
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  • If you're upset withsomebody and got unforgiveness,
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  • God is working in you.
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  • I don't care the situation,God is at work in you right now.
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  • God is working in you.Now, what is he doing?
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  • He's giving you thedesire, the desire.
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  • See, you might not want to dothe thing that God has revealed
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  • to you, but God says, "Notonly will you end up doing it,
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  • but I'm gonnagive you the desire.
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  • You're gonna want to do itbefore it's over with."
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  • Ain't no way in the world Iwanted to be no preacher.
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  • Ain't no way in the world Iwanted to be no preacher.
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  • My last name wasDollar, it didn't go
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  • together, Reverend Dollar.
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  • No way in the world Iwanted to be no preacher.
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  • I didn't have no desire,I didn't like preachers,
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  • I had no desire, but Godstarted working in me.
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  • Some of the things that you'regifted to do and the plan of God
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  • for your life, you mightnot want to do it right now,
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  • but God is working on the insideof you, praise God.
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  • God is working in you.
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  • "He's working inyou," to do what?
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  • "Giving you thedesire and the ability."
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  • That word "power" is theability to get the job done.
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  • He's giving you the desire andthe ability to do what pleases
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  • him, so this is more than you.
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  • Of course, yourdecision is important.
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  • Absolutely.
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  • You know, of course, whenGod begins to show you things,
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  • you making a decisionto cooperate with him,
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  • that's the very, veryimportant part of it.
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  • But God says, "I will also do mypart and work in you to give you
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  • the desire to dowhat pleases me."
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  • How many of youwanna please God?
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  • I do.
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  • Someone says, "Why doyou wanna please God"?
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  • 'Cause I'm gonna die one day;and when I die one day, I'm
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  • gonna stand face to face tosomething that's more real than
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  • this physical world beingin this physical body,
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  • and I don't think a lot ofpeople understand that you have
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  • to be prepared to die.
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  • They don't think about that.You don't think about that.
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  • And not to be prepared todie--you think you're so in
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  • control of your life and so incontrol of your course, and then
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  • that moment comes, the issuecomes, that thing happens,
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  • you got up thatmorning, never knew that
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  • was your last day,and now you're dead.
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  • You don't havetime to get prepared.
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  • You don't have timeto go do it again.
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  • It's done.
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  • You're dead.
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  • You have slipped outof time into eternity.
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  • I can't risk that.
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  • I have to be ready every day,and that's not talking about
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  • having good behavior every day.
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  • There's one easy wayto get ready: get born
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  • again, and you're ready.
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  • Because whatJesus has--you know,
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  • I'm not talkingabout the outside job.
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  • I'm not talking about, you know,you can't wear pants no more.
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  • You can't wear makeup oryou ain't gonna go to heaven.
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  • All that's a bunch of bad stuff.
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  • What Jesus did wasan inside job.
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  • It's an inside job that occurredwhen you got born again, and the
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  • day you make Jesus the Lord ofyour life is the day where you
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  • declare to heaven and hell, "Iam ready to die at any moment."
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  • Why?'Cause I have Jesus in my life.
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  • Not because I did allthe goody-goody things,
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  • but I had Jesus in my life.
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  • I believe in Jesus.
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  • I believe in Jesus, that heforgave me of all of my sins,
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  • known and unknown.
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  • I believe in Jesus, thathe shed his blood for me.
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  • I believe in Jesus and thefinished works of Jesus.
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  • I am ready to die.
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  • There are somepeople that are not.
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  • They're stillplanning their course,
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  • because they say,"This is my life,
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  • and I wanna live itthe way I wanna live it,
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  • and if you don'tlike it, then tough."
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  • Well, you know,as long as you're,
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  • you know, notliving in my house then,
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  • yeah, you can dowhatever you wanna do.
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  • But I see that all thetime, and my heart goes out,
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  • 'cause it's like--have youever met a arrogant person?
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  • You know what arrogantis, arrogance really is?
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  • It's dressed-up insecurity.
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  • If you will know howto understand stuff,
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  • you can look at people and, "Oh,I see your problem right now.
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  • You're arrogant, butyou're really insecure."
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  • You ever met areal angry person?
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  • That's a personthat's full of fear.
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  • That's what--anger is nothingbut an expression of fear,
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  • so the next time you'rearound some person that's angry,
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  • you ask 'em, "Whatare you afraid of?"
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  • Because when you'reexpressing the anger,
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  • you're expressing, "Iam afraid of something."
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  • See, you need God tohelp plan your course,
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  • 'cause you're goingin all the wrong ways.
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  • So, your stepshave been ordered,
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  • so with clarity youcan walk in those steps.
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  • So, he's working onthe inside of you.
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  • He has your hands.
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  • He has your life.
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  • He's agreed to help planthe course of your life.
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  • He is committed to you findingthat will of God for your life.
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  • Well, look atJeremiah chapter 29:11.
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  • I wanna look at it in the NLT.
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  • God has an expectedend for all of us.
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  • I hope your end is at the placewhere God expects for you to be.
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  • I often wonder about that.
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  • "Lord, I wanna makesure I'm on course.
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  • I wanna make sure I end up whereyour plans are for me to end up.
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  • I don't wanna end upsomewhere where--"
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  • Oh, so here's the deal.
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  • We live in a society rightnow--and this is so deceiving.
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  • We live in a society right nowthat if you make a mistake, the
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  • society wants to keep remindingyou of that one mistake that you
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  • made, like theyain't got nothing too.
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  • That they can't hardly reporton you without going back and
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  • picking up, "Yeah,you were awesome,
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  • but now what about that one?"
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  • But what aboutyours, and your mama's,
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  • and your grandmamma then?
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  • People grow from that place.
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  • You just don't understand,people--even some of the people
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  • that you still judge wrongly andyou hadn't seen 'em in a while,
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  • they're not where they werewhen you last saw 'em.
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  • Everybody say, "Progress."
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  • They're not where youlast saw 'em, but yet your
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  • opinion and judgment of themis where you last saw 'em.
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  • "Yeah, but you don't understand,you know, they went to church,
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  • they smoked, theygot two divorces."
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  • Okay, I don't understand that.
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  • Christianity does notmean you came out flawless,
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  • and it just irks me whenyou--we pick people and think,
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  • "Oh, they were sowonderful, they were so awesome,
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  • they gave bicyclesto three people,
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  • and, oh, just darling folks."
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  • Them same folks gotsome crazy spots too.
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  • What would happen in the bodyof Christ if we can just stop
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  • accusing and judging people fromtheir crazy spots and realize
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  • they've grown from there?
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  • Not try to keep people at thesame place you encountered them.
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  • They have grown from that place.
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  • Amen.Amen.
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  • Verse 11 says, "'I knowthe plans I have
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  • for you,' sayeth the Lord.
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  • 'They are plans for good,not for disaster.'"
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  • So, if you're havingdisaster, that's not God's plan.
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  • The crazy stuff going on inyour life, it's not his plan.
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  • His plan is forgood, not for disaster.
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  • His plan is togive you a future.
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  • His plan is to give you hope.
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  • Now, you take that Scripture,and you apply it to your life.
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  • If his plans are notplans for disaster,
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  • then I must be goingdown the wrong path.
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  • If his plans are notplans for hopelessness,
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  • then I must be goingdown the wrong path.
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  • If his plan is not a plan thatsays you don't have a future,
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  • you might as well giveup now and kill yourself,
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  • that must not be hisplan for your life.
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  • His plans foryour life are good.
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  • I said they're good.
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  • I said they're good, amen?
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  • They're good.
  • 00:15:48.360 --> 00:15:51.296
  • Look at Proverbs16:9 in the NLT.
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  • Proverbs 16:9.What are we doing?
  • 00:15:55.334 --> 00:15:58.037
  • We're turning toScriptures, explaining them,
  • 00:15:58.070 --> 00:16:01.206
  • and then you're asking yourself,"Is that working in my life?
  • 00:16:01.240 --> 00:16:06.979
  • What am I doing?"
  • 00:16:07.012 --> 00:16:09.815
  • You know, a plumber hasgot to go get training
  • 00:16:09.848 --> 00:16:12.451
  • in order to be a plumber.
  • 00:16:12.484 --> 00:16:15.220
  • Huh?
  • 00:16:15.254 --> 00:16:16.555
  • A doctor has got to go gettrained in order to be a doctor,
  • 00:16:16.588 --> 00:16:20.893
  • but Christians wanna beChristians without training.
  • 00:16:20.926 --> 00:16:26.965
  • We wanna jump into a marriage,and it doesn't even have a shot,
  • 00:16:26.999 --> 00:16:32.104
  • 'cause there's no training inhow to be a married person.
  • 00:16:32.137 --> 00:16:37.276
  • You think marriageis all about, "Well, I love her.
  • 00:16:37.309 --> 00:16:39.478
  • He love me."
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  • All that's gonna wear offin about two, three weeks.
  • 00:16:42.881 --> 00:16:47.753
  • You gotta gavesomething deeper than that,
  • 00:16:47.786 --> 00:16:51.423
  • or you end up, "Ilove you, but--"
  • 00:16:51.457 --> 00:16:53.692
  • 'Cause you don't know howto live with each other.
  • 00:16:53.725 --> 00:16:55.294
  • You don't know howto live married.
  • 00:16:55.327 --> 00:16:58.197
  • You don't know whencertain crazy stuff happen,
  • 00:16:58.230 --> 00:16:59.898
  • that's just called marriage.
  • 00:16:59.932 --> 00:17:03.402
  • You been lookingat too many movies.
  • 00:17:03.435 --> 00:17:06.738
  • You're looking at movies aboutlaying in the grass somewhere,
  • 00:17:06.772 --> 00:17:15.380
  • little violin playing,and all that kinda stuff.
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  • No, they need to make areal movie about marriage.
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  • "Oh, I love you.
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  • Oh, oh, oh,you're--oh, you're awesome.
  • 00:17:25.624 --> 00:17:27.793
  • You're special."
  • 00:17:27.826 --> 00:17:29.128
  • And then, you know, go oncommercial and come back.
  • 00:17:29.161 --> 00:17:31.163
  • "You know what,I can't stand your tail.
  • 00:17:31.196 --> 00:17:34.766
  • And I thought about notmarrying you in the first place,
  • 00:17:34.800 --> 00:17:36.702
  • but I tell you what, you betternot tell me to shut up no more.
  • 00:17:36.735 --> 00:17:39.371
  • That's what you better not do,or you're gonna learn
  • 00:17:39.404 --> 00:17:41.940
  • today, I'mma tellyou right there.
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  • What you gonna do?Hit me?
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  • Hit me, joker.I take judo.
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  • Hit me.I will hurt you, man."
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  • [congregation laughing]
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  • Creflo: "Baby, bringme some water."
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  • "What's wrong with your feet?"
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  • [congregation laughing]
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  • [congregation laughing]
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  • Creflo: That just sound likemarriage, helping to mature you
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  • out of immaturity so you canlearn how to be mature enough to
  • 00:18:17.075 --> 00:18:20.612
  • get along with one another,trying to get you out of the
  • 00:18:20.646 --> 00:18:23.282
  • self-centered circle and getyou to put her in the circle,
  • 00:18:23.315 --> 00:18:27.286
  • or him in the circle, and getyou out of the circle so you can
  • 00:18:27.319 --> 00:18:30.255
  • learn how to submityourself one to another.
  • 00:18:30.289 --> 00:18:37.262
  • But you gotta take some courses.
  • 00:18:37.296 --> 00:18:40.799
  • Christian peopleplay these games.
  • 00:18:40.832 --> 00:18:42.134
  • I'm tired of playing allthese little church games.
  • 00:18:42.167 --> 00:18:43.502
  • Come to church, you know,
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  • ♪ this is the waywe come to church, ♪
  • 00:18:44.870 --> 00:18:46.438
  • ♪ come to church,come to church. ♪
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  • ♪ This is the way wecome to church ♪
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  • ♪ early in the morning. ♪
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  • ♪ This is the way wegreet people, hallelujah, ♪
  • 00:18:53.445 --> 00:18:55.547
  • ♪ greet people,hallelujah, greet people. ♪
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  • I'm so tired of that,I don't know what to do.
  • 00:18:57.883 --> 00:19:03.555
  • Proverbs 16:9.
  • 00:19:03.589 --> 00:19:04.957
  • I'm not gonna believe I justskipped across the front
  • 00:19:04.990 --> 00:19:07.092
  • of the stage right there.
  • 00:19:07.125 --> 00:19:09.695
  • I did skip.
  • 00:19:09.728 --> 00:19:12.864
  • All right, watch this, verse9, "We can make our plans,
  • 00:19:12.898 --> 00:19:17.936
  • but the Lorddetermines our steps."
  • 00:19:17.970 --> 00:19:22.407
  • Wow!
  • 00:19:22.441 --> 00:19:24.176
  • So, those of you who've decided,"No, I'm gonna go ahead
  • 00:19:24.209 --> 00:19:25.911
  • and make my own plans," yeah,you can make your plans,
  • 00:19:25.944 --> 00:19:28.580
  • but at the end of it, God'sgoing to determine your steps.
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  • Thank you, Jesus.
  • 00:19:33.352 --> 00:19:36.388
  • Look at Isaiah 30,verse 21 in the NLT.
  • 00:19:36.421 --> 00:19:40.959
  • What is the sermon?
  • 00:19:40.993 --> 00:19:42.361
  • I'm just reading it.
  • 00:19:42.394 --> 00:19:44.930
  • I'm reading it, I'm showing itto you, trying to get you
  • 00:19:44.963 --> 00:19:47.065
  • to see it and applyit in your lives.
  • 00:19:47.099 --> 00:19:48.700
  • I want you to livesuccessful lives.
  • 00:19:48.734 --> 00:19:50.836
  • I want you to be whole.
  • 00:19:50.869 --> 00:19:52.170
  • I want you to behappy in your life.
  • 00:19:52.204 --> 00:19:53.538
  • I want you to enjoy your life.
  • 00:19:53.572 --> 00:19:54.873
  • This is the craziest year you'regonna ever see, ever.
  • 00:19:54.906 --> 00:19:58.543
  • It's gonna be two extremes,extremely bad and extremely
  • 00:19:58.577 --> 00:20:02.681
  • good, and I wanna focus onthe extremely good part.
  • 00:20:02.714 --> 00:20:06.051
  • And I might have to go throughsome bad parts to get to the
  • 00:20:06.084 --> 00:20:08.620
  • good part, but I'm telling you,we're gonna find out what kinda
  • 00:20:08.654 --> 00:20:13.258
  • relationship you gotwith the Lord this year.
  • 00:20:13.292 --> 00:20:21.800
  • "Your own ears will hear him.
  • 00:20:21.833 --> 00:20:25.804
  • Right behind you a voice willsay, 'This is the way you
  • 00:20:25.837 --> 00:20:30.275
  • should go,' whether to theright or to the left."
  • 00:20:30.309 --> 00:20:35.247
  • Now, listen towhat he was saying.
  • 00:20:35.280 --> 00:20:36.581
  • Look at God's commitment.
  • 00:20:36.615 --> 00:20:38.383
  • He says, "I'mmaget you to the path.
  • 00:20:38.417 --> 00:20:41.453
  • Your ears are gonna hear me.
  • 00:20:41.486 --> 00:20:44.423
  • You're gonna hear a voice, andthat voice is going to say,
  • 00:20:44.456 --> 00:20:48.060
  • 'This is the wayyou should go.'"
  • 00:20:48.093 --> 00:20:50.996
  • See, when I read theScripture, I'm like,
  • 00:20:51.029 --> 00:20:53.432
  • "Am I open to hear from God?
  • 00:20:53.465 --> 00:20:55.634
  • Do I need to do some more studyand get in the Word on hearing
  • 00:20:55.667 --> 00:20:58.970
  • from the Lord, the HolySpirit leading my life?"
  • 00:20:59.004 --> 00:21:02.341
  • Understandingthat I'm his sheep,
  • 00:21:02.374 --> 00:21:04.643
  • and I hear his voice.
  • 00:21:04.676 --> 00:21:07.946
  • I'm supposed to hear hisvoice 'cause I'm his sheep.
  • 00:21:07.979 --> 00:21:11.016
  • Why am I not hearing his voice?
  • 00:21:11.049 --> 00:21:13.318
  • How do I hear his voice?
  • 00:21:13.352 --> 00:21:18.423
  • Because he'll tellme, "This is the way.
  • 00:21:18.457 --> 00:21:27.599
  • This is the way you should go."
  • 00:21:27.632 --> 00:21:31.737
  • I don't wanna be so clutteredwith the trauma of the world,
  • 00:21:31.770 --> 00:21:38.176
  • so cluttered with the caresof the world, I can't hear that
  • 00:21:38.210 --> 00:21:42.247
  • still, small voice thatsays, "This is the way.
  • 00:21:42.280 --> 00:21:47.986
  • Go here."
  • 00:21:48.019 --> 00:21:52.157
  • Oh, man.
  • 00:21:52.190 --> 00:21:55.127
  • I have to have him.
  • 00:21:55.160 --> 00:21:56.795
  • There's nothing aboutthis life that says to me
  • 00:21:56.828 --> 00:22:00.065
  • that I'm in control.
  • 00:22:00.098 --> 00:22:04.870
  • What it says to meis that I need him.
  • 00:22:04.903 --> 00:22:12.744
  • Couple more Scriptures.
  • 00:22:12.778 --> 00:22:14.312
  • Proverbs 3, verses 5through 6, the NLT.
  • 00:22:14.346 --> 00:22:18.450
  • Proverbs 3, verses 5 and 6.
  • 00:22:18.483 --> 00:22:23.054
  • Well, the King JamesVersion says a little different.
  • 00:22:23.088 --> 00:22:26.358
  • "Acknowledge himin all thy ways,
  • 00:22:26.391 --> 00:22:30.162
  • and he'll direct your path."
  • 00:22:30.195 --> 00:22:32.864
  • When you're applying thatScripture to your life,
  • 00:22:32.898 --> 00:22:34.533
  • you ask yourself, "Am Iacknowledging God in all my
  • 00:22:34.566 --> 00:22:37.402
  • ways, or am I just acknowledginghim in the ways I can't figure
  • 00:22:37.436 --> 00:22:41.339
  • out how to deal with?"
  • 00:22:41.373 --> 00:22:43.341
  • Are you the kinda Christian thatjust only goes to God when it's
  • 00:22:43.375 --> 00:22:45.944
  • an emergency, and then get upsetwhen he doesn't respond quickly?
  • 00:22:45.977 --> 00:22:52.751
  • The NLT says, "Trust in theLord with all your heart;
  • 00:22:52.784 --> 00:22:55.687
  • do not depend on yourown understanding."
  • 00:22:55.720 --> 00:22:59.724
  • Next verse.
  • 00:22:59.758 --> 00:23:01.493
  • "Seek his will in all you do,and he will show you
  • 00:23:01.526 --> 00:23:07.165
  • which path to take."
  • 00:23:07.199 --> 00:23:10.001
  • Seek his will.
  • 00:23:10.035 --> 00:23:11.336
  • "God, I'm gettingready to do this.
  • 00:23:11.369 --> 00:23:14.039
  • What's your will for mewhere this job's concerned?
  • 00:23:14.072 --> 00:23:16.741
  • What's your will for me wherethis business is concerned?
  • 00:23:16.775 --> 00:23:19.344
  • What's your will for mewhere this man or this woman is
  • 00:23:19.377 --> 00:23:22.147
  • concerned, wheremarriage is concerned?
  • 00:23:22.180 --> 00:23:23.882
  • What is your will for me, God?"
  • 00:23:23.915 --> 00:23:25.717
  • Will I take the timeto let him in on it,
  • 00:23:25.750 --> 00:23:29.387
  • if I believe he's my leader?
  • 00:23:29.421 --> 00:23:30.989
  • If I believe hecan plan my course,
  • 00:23:31.022 --> 00:23:33.158
  • will I acknowledge him?
  • 00:23:33.191 --> 00:23:34.526
  • And he says bysimply acknowledging him,
  • 00:23:34.559 --> 00:23:36.695
  • by simply seekinghis will for a thing,
  • 00:23:36.728 --> 00:23:41.199
  • he'll show youwhich path to take.
  • 00:23:41.233 --> 00:23:49.608
  • You know what the deal is?
  • 00:23:49.641 --> 00:23:50.942
  • Either you don't know that,or you know it and
  • 00:23:50.976 --> 00:23:54.246
  • you're just notwilling to do that.
  • 00:23:54.279 --> 00:23:55.580
  • I remember a time inmy life when I said,
  • 00:23:55.614 --> 00:23:57.482
  • "I don't wanna knowwhat his will is,
  • 00:23:57.516 --> 00:24:00.285
  • 'cause I'm enjoying myself,and I don't wanna know his will,
  • 00:24:00.318 --> 00:24:05.090
  • 'cause he might have me dosome little nice-y thing
  • 00:24:05.123 --> 00:24:07.292
  • that I don't wanna do."
  • 00:24:07.325 --> 00:24:13.965
  • What's going on in the world?
  • 00:24:13.999 --> 00:24:17.002
  • You have peoplecoming to church,
  • 00:24:17.035 --> 00:24:18.503
  • and the believersare not believing.
  • 00:24:18.537 --> 00:24:25.076
  • But I bet you if you go outsideand the sky breaks open and this
  • 00:24:25.110 --> 00:24:28.680
  • dude appears in the sky,you're ready to fall down and,
  • 00:24:28.713 --> 00:24:32.517
  • "O Jesus, help me."
  • 00:24:32.551 --> 00:24:33.885
  • I don't understand why wait tillthe last minute to do a thing.
  • 00:24:33.919 --> 00:24:40.559
  • Why?Why?
  • 00:24:40.592 --> 00:24:42.027
  • Why push it?Why push it?
  • 00:24:42.060 --> 00:24:47.465
  • I can't afford not to get saved.
  • 00:24:47.499 --> 00:24:48.800
  • "Well, I don'treally believe all that."
  • 00:24:48.833 --> 00:24:50.635
  • Well, here's your issue: ifyou're right and there is no
  • 00:24:50.669 --> 00:24:58.777
  • heaven or hell, then Istill lived a good life.
  • 00:24:58.810 --> 00:25:04.149
  • But, boy, if you'rewrong, you in trouble.
  • 00:25:04.182 --> 00:25:12.290
  • But why push it, man?
  • 00:25:15.894 --> 00:25:18.163
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