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The Revelation of Grace

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August 18, 2019
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The Revelation of Grace

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  • their church, and love learning.
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  • However, they find that the busyness of life often stands in
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  • their way from studying God's Word.
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  • Grace Life Academy is an online discipleship and learning
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  • website that provides you unlimited access to an entire
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  • library of video Bible studies from Creflo Dollar Ministries.
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  • It's easy, it's fast, and great for the entire family.
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  • [audience applauding]
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  • Creflo Dollar: Over the last four years, I have been blessed
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  • to counsel people on "Your World," real people with real
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  • issues from all walks of life, through their darkest times, and
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  • helped them celebrate some of their most inspiring moments.
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  • And all the while, I have been fortunate to share the goodness
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  • and power of God's amazing grace to our thousands of viewers
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  • through our guests, example after uplifting example.
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  • Hello. I'm Creflo Dollar.
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  • My own revelation of grace totally revolutionized my life.
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  • I used to beat myself up every time I wasn't the
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  • flawless, perfect preacher.
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  • If I said something wrong, I'd beat myself up.
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  • I thought in order for me to walk in the blessings, I had to
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  • perform; so when my performance level was down, I felt like God
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  • wasn't going to bless me or that my love for
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  • him was going to be in question.
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  • That things wouldn't happen or the anointing wouldn't happen.
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  • I knew that something was missing in our revelation of
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  • faith, healing, and deliverance.
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  • On today's show, I'm going to show you how to discover how to
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  • live this life that God talks about,
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  • a life full, not empty; healthy, not sick;
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  • full of joy and free from worry and stress.
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  • Can you picture your life like this?
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  • This is called the grace life, where grace helps us live an
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  • abundantly blessed life and empowers us to do things we
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  • could never do on our own.
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  • Over the next 30 minutes, you may discover that what you've
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  • been doing could be the very opposite of what you should be
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  • doing to achieve success.
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  • You'll learn what may be blocking you from receiving the
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  • flow of this grace and, even more importantly,
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  • you'll discover the principles that will allow God's blessings
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  • to just pour into your life, how to attain true healing, have
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  • all of your needs met, and to finally live a stress-free life.
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  • Changing one life time after time,
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  • oh Lord, we do it all for you.
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  • Through the trials I see, I'll always believe a new
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  • life with starts with you.
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  • Oh, change your world today.
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  • Change is gonna come your way.
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  • Change and get an understanding.
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  • His grace will transform you.
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  • Creflo: There was a time in my ministry that I hit a point
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  • of frustration because I saw people working real hard to try
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  • to get God to do something, sweating to try to get the
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  • promises of God to come to pass, but to no avail.
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  • Why didn't they see the results?
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  • I began to go before God and say, "Look, I'm frustrated, and
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  • you're gonna have to show me what's happening here, or I
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  • don't know if I can keep doing this, because people are
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  • suffering, and I'm telling them to do this,
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  • and they're not getting results."
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  • And people were dying, and they were getting cancer,
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  • and they were getting divorces, and they loved God,
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  • and they were doing all of the right things,
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  • yet with no manifestation.
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  • I stayed up one night till about 3 or 4 o'clock,
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  • and I said, "I'm not going to bed until I hear from you.
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  • I need to know what's up."
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  • And I'll never forget it, a question that changed my life:
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  • "Will you become a student of grace?"
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  • I didn't even know what that meant.
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  • I looked up every Scripture in the Bible on grace.
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  • I went into a bookstore, got all the books
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  • I could find on grace.
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  • Man, it finally started making sense.
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  • I started seeing that this is about a person,
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  • Jesus, full of grace and truth, and Jesus who had already done
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  • the work, and Jesus who'd already won the victory,
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  • and Jesus who had already obtained the healing and the
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  • deliverance and what was lacking was my faith in the finished
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  • works of Jesus Christ.
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  • That's my journey from frustration to faith.
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  • male: I've exhausted all my bank accounts now, and the
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  • weight of all of that brought forth a level of depression,
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  • a level of anxiety, because I can't meet my
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  • obligations in the household.
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  • And it's just become so rough that I'm even, you know,
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  • thinking about, "Do I just check out of here, you know?"
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  • What would be better? And I'd just cry my eyes out.
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  • I'm carrying a burden and a weight of I don't know what to
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  • do, beating on the floor, crying out to God,
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  • "God, what can I do here?"
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  • And then finally, I just got to a place where
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  • I said, "You know what?
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  • Forget it."
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  • I just turned it over to him.
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  • "What am I doing?
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  • I'm not making it any better by doing what I'm doing right now,"
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  • so I just turned it over to him. I said, "Lord, it's yours."
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  • But when I turned it over to him, things started to turn
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  • around; and that led to the next thing: 24 years of marriage
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  • and 3 wonderful kids.
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  • I'm happy.
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  • I'm joyful.
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  • Creflo: When many people think of the word "grace," they
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  • associate the word with a short prayer said before a meal,
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  • something done strictly out of habit,
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  • but it's truly a gift to us from God.
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  • And grace has the power to radically transform your life.
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  • Grace is the unearned, undeserved,
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  • unmerited favor from God.
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  • God gives you a choice for how you live your life,
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  • and you can either muddle through on your own or let him
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  • give you victory, abundant life, and salvation through the many
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  • promises he made to us in his Word.
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  • There are three definitions of grace that can give
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  • understanding of exactly what it is.
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  • First, grace is God's unmerited and undeserved favor.
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  • Second, it is God's infinite love and kindness towards man.
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  • Third, it is God's abounding, increasing provision of love for
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  • those who depend on him.
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  • Religion pushes the idea that we have to try to do something that
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  • has already been done, but this is the opposite of how
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  • God wants us to operate.
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  • We have to renew our minds to the truth about who we actually
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  • are in God's eyes and once you understand grace, your life
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  • will be changed forever.
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  • Duncan: At 15 years old, I was hanging with the wrong crowd.
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  • I didn't do nothing, but I was charged with murder,
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  • and I was sentenced to life plus 90 years in prison.
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  • I was sent to Angola, one of the bloodiest penitentiaries in the
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  • world; and in Louisiana, you never come home.
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  • Like, you're sentenced there to die; and here I was, sitting in
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  • there, a baby cub in the midst of a jungle,
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  • seeing rapists, murderers, and all of these things, man.
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  • I stayed in that prison from 15 years old to 21 years old.
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  • A friend of mine, he come to me like,
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  • "Duncan, if we're ever gonna get out of here, you gotta pray,"
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  • but I didn't know how, but I understood what God's love was
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  • about when he taught me about faith.
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  • Told me to pray for something that I could not achieve on my
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  • own, and so I had my family reach out to Lennie Perez,
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  • and he took my case for free; and that's what's so great about
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  • God's grace, is that you don't even deserve it.
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  • So, that's how I ended up coming home, and that was the moment in
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  • my life to where I understood how amazing God's grace was.
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  • Creflo: Grace is your connection point to the abundant
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  • life Christ died for you to have; and when you know your
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  • identity and settle on who you are in him, then you can walk
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  • in the healing, deliverance, prosperity, and good life
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  • that he has designed for you.
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  • Financial blessings, deliverance, healing, favor, a
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  • thriving marriage and family, and more are
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  • accessed through the grace of God.
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  • Now, to receive all that grace has to offer, you must simply
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  • believe and receive what Jesus did for us all by faith.
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  • The more you give your attention to hearing about what grace has
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  • made available to you, the more your faith in it will grow.
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  • female announcer: In Taffi Dollar's brand-new foundational
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  • book, "The Grace of Mutual Submission," Taffi Dollar
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  • reveals the purpose and power of biblical submission, all
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  • according to the Word of God.
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  • With the principles and guidance found in "The Grace of Mutual
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  • Submission," your marriage will be restored,
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  • your finances will be secured, your body and mind will be
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  • healed, and so much more.
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  • It's time to revolutionize submission.
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  • Order your copy of "The Grace of Mutual Submission" now.
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  • Creflo: Grace is available to everyone, but faith is
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  • required to take possession of what grace has already secured.
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  • Because of the blood of Jesus, we have access to untold
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  • blessings that need only to be received by
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  • faith, and this is the key to walking in signs, wonders,
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  • miracles, and living a victorious, abundant life.
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  • But we cannot build our faith on our own ability,
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  • our own righteousness, or what we deem good behavior.
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  • Once you believe and receive that you are righteous, not
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  • because of anything you have done, but because of what Jesus
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  • has done, the sky is the limit.
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  • Maximize your right standing with the Father and do great
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  • exploits on the earth by receiving the truth about who
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  • you are in Christ, righteous as if you have never sinned.
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  • male: I was mad at the church because I got blamed for
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  • something I didn't do, and it just shocked me the way it was
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  • handled, and it really hurt me.
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  • I was just an angry man that would never go back to church,
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  • that would never give Jesus an opportunity.
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  • We have 12 kids, and I sat down my kids and my wife,
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  • and I told them, "In this house we shall not mention Jesus.
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  • We shall not go to church."
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  • My wife wanted to go, and I said no,
  • 00:12:03.100 --> 00:12:06.190
  • and she began to pray and pray and pray and pray.
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  • I was working for a company making deliveries;
  • 00:12:09.160 --> 00:12:13.240
  • and one day, I got into the truck, I used to drive a truck,
  • 00:12:13.250 --> 00:12:18.230
  • and as I got into the truck, the Lord's presence was there,
  • 00:12:18.240 --> 00:12:24.220
  • and I began to cry and began to cry, and I asked,
  • 00:12:24.230 --> 00:12:28.220
  • "Why do you pursue me?
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  • Why do you chase me? Why?"
  • 00:12:31.030 --> 00:12:34.020
  • So, I called my wife hysterically, I was crying.
  • 00:12:34.030 --> 00:12:36.080
  • She said, "What's wrong?"
  • 00:12:36.090 --> 00:12:37.180
  • I said, "God is in this truck."
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  • She said, "Well, I'll leave you so you can talk to him," and she
  • 00:12:39.050 --> 00:12:40.140
  • hung up; and from that day, after that experience,
  • 00:12:40.150 --> 00:12:45.270
  • I just began to ask God to forgive me for not wanting
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  • to do nothing with him.
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  • I didn't want him to talk to me.
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  • I didn't want him to pursue me.
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  • I just felt that it was over.
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  • That's it. The relationship is broken.
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  • Why would you pursue someone that's so angry at you,
  • 00:12:58.160 --> 00:13:02.030
  • and I said, "Lord, I'll walk with you again.
  • 00:13:02.040 --> 00:13:05.180
  • I'm so sorry," and that day I began to walk with God.
  • 00:13:05.190 --> 00:13:11.200
  • That was very difficult.
  • 00:13:11.210 --> 00:13:13.200
  • I didn't know how to receive something
  • 00:13:13.210 --> 00:13:16.280
  • that he was giving for free.
  • 00:13:16.290 --> 00:13:19.040
  • I felt you needed to earn that.
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  • "Let me work for it.
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  • Let me earn the thing," but that wasn't his plan.
  • 00:13:23.230 --> 00:13:28.000
  • He wanted me even though I didn't want him.
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  • It's hard to accept that when you feel that you have to earn
  • 00:13:32.110 --> 00:13:37.200
  • his love, and that wasn't the case.
  • 00:13:37.210 --> 00:13:40.250
  • He wanted to just share who he was,
  • 00:13:40.260 --> 00:13:43.130
  • and so the way that God works is just--it's amazing.
  • 00:13:43.140 --> 00:13:48.030
  • Creflo: The evidence of the grace of God was clearly
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  • demonstrated in my life.
  • 00:13:55.260 --> 00:13:57.090
  • It changed me from the inside out.
  • 00:13:57.100 --> 00:14:01.010
  • The fruit that I was trying to make happen in my life seemed to
  • 00:14:01.020 --> 00:14:05.090
  • sweatlessly show up in my life because I was now trusting God
  • 00:14:05.100 --> 00:14:10.100
  • more than I trust myself.
  • 00:14:10.110 --> 00:14:11.230
  • It gave me the freedom to be who God made me to be.
  • 00:14:11.240 --> 00:14:15.040
  • I discovered who I was.
  • 00:14:15.050 --> 00:14:17.180
  • It was liberty, not liberty to go and sin, but the liberty to
  • 00:14:17.190 --> 00:14:21.130
  • walk down the path that would lead to holiness and to do it
  • 00:14:21.140 --> 00:14:25.250
  • not trusting my efforts, but to do it trusting in Jesus Christ.
  • 00:14:25.260 --> 00:14:31.180
  • So, I made a decision that as long as God needed me to preach
  • 00:14:31.190 --> 00:14:35.270
  • this message, that I would preach it and that I would
  • 00:14:35.280 --> 00:14:39.250
  • preach it as long as I was on the planet,
  • 00:14:39.260 --> 00:14:42.080
  • and so I'm still preaching this grace.
  • 00:14:42.090 --> 00:14:44.220
  • I'll never go back to religion.
  • 00:14:44.230 --> 00:14:48.180
  • male: Being a Christian, I thought it was about me being
  • 00:14:49.220 --> 00:14:52.070
  • perfect and me being holier than the next person; and when I
  • 00:14:52.080 --> 00:14:56.140
  • started to look back and look over my life and realized it's
  • 00:14:56.150 --> 00:14:59.120
  • only by the grace of God that any one of us are alive.
  • 00:14:59.130 --> 00:15:02.280
  • Religion sets people apart.
  • 00:15:02.290 --> 00:15:04.260
  • It makes people feel like they're better than others.
  • 00:15:04.270 --> 00:15:07.040
  • We figure we need to pray five times a day.
  • 00:15:07.050 --> 00:15:08.290
  • We figure that we need to fast.
  • 00:15:09.000 --> 00:15:10.120
  • We think we need to go door to door, we need to do
  • 00:15:10.130 --> 00:15:12.230
  • something to please God, and that's what religion is
  • 00:15:12.240 --> 00:15:16.020
  • steeped in: something I can do to please God.
  • 00:15:16.030 --> 00:15:19.010
  • But religion--I don't call Christianity a religion,
  • 00:15:19.020 --> 00:15:23.250
  • I call it a relationship because it is the only belief structure
  • 00:15:23.260 --> 00:15:28.090
  • on this earth that God actually came and redeemed his people;
  • 00:15:28.100 --> 00:15:33.070
  • and the only thing we have to do is believe in him.
  • 00:15:33.080 --> 00:15:36.190
  • Creflo: When we are thinking according to the old covenant,
  • 00:15:41.070 --> 00:15:44.000
  • we depend on our own self-effort to earn right standing with God
  • 00:15:44.010 --> 00:15:48.070
  • instead of trusting Jesus's ability and his finished works.
  • 00:15:48.080 --> 00:15:53.180
  • The problem is that nothing we do in our own ability will ever
  • 00:15:53.190 --> 00:15:57.150
  • qualify us for righteousness.
  • 00:15:57.160 --> 00:15:59.270
  • There is only one person who accomplished this task,
  • 00:15:59.280 --> 00:16:03.280
  • Jesus, and this is what makes Christianity so unique.
  • 00:16:03.290 --> 00:16:08.110
  • Only Jesus has the ability to recreate a man's spirit and
  • 00:16:08.120 --> 00:16:13.270
  • completely eradicate the sin nature.
  • 00:16:13.280 --> 00:16:16.290
  • Through Jesus, we can live free from guilt,
  • 00:16:17.000 --> 00:16:20.000
  • shame, and condemnation of sin.
  • 00:16:20.010 --> 00:16:23.000
  • female: I felt like I wasn't worthy unto God anymore because
  • 00:16:23.270 --> 00:16:32.050
  • of all the sin that I had been doing, so I felt left out and
  • 00:16:32.060 --> 00:16:38.290
  • not loved at that moment.
  • 00:16:39.000 --> 00:16:41.240
  • And so then afterwards, I was disciplined for about two
  • 00:16:41.250 --> 00:16:49.280
  • months, three months at church.
  • 00:16:49.290 --> 00:16:54.100
  • My consciousness and the enemy has brought so much to my mind,
  • 00:16:54.110 --> 00:16:58.210
  • saying, "Oh, you're not worth it.
  • 00:16:58.220 --> 00:17:01.050
  • You're so not going to heaven.
  • 00:17:01.060 --> 00:17:05.280
  • What you did was wrong, and he doesn't love you anymore."
  • 00:17:05.290 --> 00:17:09.180
  • When you grow up, they tell you this, "Don't do this.
  • 00:17:09.190 --> 00:17:13.190
  • Do this. Don't do that.
  • 00:17:13.200 --> 00:17:15.190
  • Do it this way.
  • 00:17:15.200 --> 00:17:17.150
  • Follow God's commandments, and you'll be fine."
  • 00:17:17.160 --> 00:17:21.030
  • The enemy was throwing so many things in my mind about myself,
  • 00:17:21.040 --> 00:17:27.100
  • to the point where there was many times that God had helped
  • 00:17:27.110 --> 00:17:30.060
  • me, spoke to me, told me, "You're worth it.
  • 00:17:30.070 --> 00:17:36.110
  • I've given you grace. I've given you my forgiveness.
  • 00:17:36.120 --> 00:17:40.140
  • The enemy trying to pull you back into this and back into
  • 00:17:40.150 --> 00:17:43.270
  • what you've been doing."
  • 00:17:43.280 --> 00:17:46.140
  • And God himself has told me, "But I'm pulling you.
  • 00:17:46.150 --> 00:17:52.280
  • I'm pulling you back.
  • 00:17:52.290 --> 00:17:55.200
  • I'm pulling you back towards me."
  • 00:17:55.210 --> 00:17:58.100
  • Creflo: There have been many misconceptions concerning what
  • 00:18:02.200 --> 00:18:05.020
  • grace is and what it is not.
  • 00:18:05.030 --> 00:18:08.180
  • The gospel of grace is the complete opposite of what most
  • 00:18:08.190 --> 00:18:12.060
  • of us have learned in church.
  • 00:18:12.070 --> 00:18:14.190
  • Many people grew up in churches that preached a message of
  • 00:18:14.200 --> 00:18:17.270
  • punishment for failure to do the right things,
  • 00:18:17.280 --> 00:18:22.100
  • and you may even be burned out on religion as a whole because
  • 00:18:22.110 --> 00:18:26.090
  • religion has told you there are multiple requirements to fill
  • 00:18:26.100 --> 00:18:31.230
  • before you can please God, but God is already pleased with you.
  • 00:18:31.240 --> 00:18:36.180
  • God isn't vengeful.
  • 00:18:36.190 --> 00:18:39.120
  • He isn't angry with you and wants to punish you.
  • 00:18:39.130 --> 00:18:43.140
  • No, he sent his grace, Jesus Christ, to take your punishment
  • 00:18:43.150 --> 00:18:49.150
  • on himself when he went on the cross; and no matter what
  • 00:18:49.160 --> 00:18:54.200
  • your experience has been in the past at church, when you
  • 00:18:54.210 --> 00:18:58.010
  • experience grace, your life will truly change.
  • 00:18:58.020 --> 00:19:03.000
  • God's not even in a bad mood where you're concerned.
  • 00:19:03.010 --> 00:19:07.060
  • God loves you.
  • 00:19:07.070 --> 00:19:09.030
  • He'll continue to love you.
  • 00:19:09.040 --> 00:19:11.060
  • He just wants you to stop trying to do it on your own and realize
  • 00:19:11.070 --> 00:19:16.100
  • that Jesus, who has already done it, just requires you
  • 00:19:16.110 --> 00:19:21.060
  • to believe, and all things will be made possible
  • 00:19:21.070 --> 00:19:25.260
  • because you believe him.
  • 00:19:25.270 --> 00:19:27.270
  • 00:19:27.280 --> 00:19:33.160
  • Creflo: Rather than responding to what fear had made
  • 00:19:33.170 --> 00:19:35.240
  • available: sickness, disease, and death; I made a decision to
  • 00:19:35.250 --> 00:19:40.220
  • respond to what Jesus had made available:
  • 00:19:40.230 --> 00:19:43.200
  • victory, healing, and success.
  • 00:19:43.210 --> 00:19:47.160
  • When I was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer,
  • 00:19:47.170 --> 00:19:50.200
  • I had to make a decision to either respond to the bad report
  • 00:19:50.210 --> 00:19:56.210
  • or to respond to the finished works of Jesus Christ;
  • 00:19:56.220 --> 00:20:00.170
  • so by faith I'm healed, and I go from being healed by faith to
  • 00:20:00.180 --> 00:20:05.190
  • the manifestation of that healing.
  • 00:20:05.200 --> 00:20:08.130
  • I start off healed because of what Jesus has done,
  • 00:20:08.140 --> 00:20:11.090
  • and you begin to recognize what Jesus has done for you and then
  • 00:20:11.100 --> 00:20:14.260
  • you lay hold to it by faith, and you declare, "I'm not moved by
  • 00:20:14.270 --> 00:20:18.240
  • what I hear, and I'm not moved by what I see, the x-rays.
  • 00:20:18.250 --> 00:20:22.010
  • I'm not moved by the doctor's report.
  • 00:20:22.020 --> 00:20:24.180
  • I'm moved by what the Word of God says and what Jesus has
  • 00:20:24.190 --> 00:20:28.200
  • already done through his finished works.
  • 00:20:28.210 --> 00:20:32.040
  • I am healed and the victory that was already
  • 00:20:32.050 --> 00:20:35.290
  • made available, I took it.
  • 00:20:36.000 --> 00:20:38.240
  • It's mine now, and I'm cancer-free."
  • 00:20:38.250 --> 00:20:41.270
  • male: I was exposed to a lot of stuff like the street life,
  • 00:20:42.120 --> 00:20:46.070
  • drugs at a very young age, a lot of trouble.
  • 00:20:46.080 --> 00:20:50.110
  • I was in school in and out.
  • 00:20:50.120 --> 00:20:52.010
  • Getting involved with a gang or two, you know, just surrounded
  • 00:20:52.020 --> 00:20:54.190
  • myself around people that I thought,
  • 00:20:54.200 --> 00:20:56.250
  • you know, was accepting me.
  • 00:20:56.260 --> 00:20:58.050
  • And when I was 17 years old, I was facing 25 years in prison.
  • 00:20:58.060 --> 00:21:01.270
  • I was in a dark place.
  • 00:21:01.280 --> 00:21:03.130
  • I was always hurting others, hurting myself,
  • 00:21:03.140 --> 00:21:06.180
  • and never--I was just careless and heartless to the point where
  • 00:21:06.190 --> 00:21:11.250
  • I received--what I received from God, the peace,
  • 00:21:11.260 --> 00:21:14.250
  • the grace, the love, and now he has me on a path to where I just
  • 00:21:14.260 --> 00:21:17.230
  • wanna just impact people's lives with love.
  • 00:21:17.240 --> 00:21:20.280
  • And God transformed me and transitioned me to this new
  • 00:21:20.290 --> 00:21:24.000
  • life, and now it's just that testimony to people,
  • 00:21:24.010 --> 00:21:27.010
  • like, it can really be done.
  • 00:21:27.020 --> 00:21:28.130
  • Somebody can really change.
  • 00:21:28.140 --> 00:21:29.230
  • All this is purposely divine, and he's in control.
  • 00:21:29.240 --> 00:21:34.130
  • Creflo: Now that you understand that God has made
  • 00:21:37.000 --> 00:21:38.280
  • everything you need available to you by grace, you may
  • 00:21:38.290 --> 00:21:42.280
  • be asking, "Why am I not seeing these promises in my life?"
  • 00:21:42.290 --> 00:21:47.290
  • I wanna share with you what may be blocking the flow of grace in
  • 00:21:48.000 --> 00:21:51.070
  • your life and what to do about it.
  • 00:21:51.080 --> 00:21:54.050
  • The answer simply is faith.
  • 00:21:54.060 --> 00:21:57.260
  • Everything that we will ever need to live an abundant life
  • 00:21:57.270 --> 00:22:01.270
  • has already been made available to us,
  • 00:22:01.280 --> 00:22:04.040
  • but it requires faith in order to obtain those things in
  • 00:22:04.050 --> 00:22:08.240
  • this natural physical realm.
  • 00:22:08.250 --> 00:22:10.270
  • Healing, deliverance, wholeness, and financial prosperity belong
  • 00:22:10.280 --> 00:22:16.080
  • to us now, but receiving these things into our reality on a
  • 00:22:16.090 --> 00:22:21.170
  • daily basis begins with accepting, by faith, that God
  • 00:22:21.180 --> 00:22:26.100
  • has already given us everything we will ever need to live.
  • 00:22:26.110 --> 00:22:31.170
  • Often we allow the devil to rob us of our faith and talk us out
  • 00:22:31.180 --> 00:22:36.150
  • of what God has promised in his Word.
  • 00:22:36.160 --> 00:22:39.200
  • The way to combat that is to position yourself to constantly
  • 00:22:39.210 --> 00:22:43.130
  • be filled with the Word of God.
  • 00:22:43.140 --> 00:22:46.070
  • The devil hates to see your faith strengthened,
  • 00:22:46.080 --> 00:22:48.250
  • but you have to commit to persevere; and as believers, we
  • 00:22:48.260 --> 00:22:54.000
  • walk by the Word of God, and we walk by what God says
  • 00:22:54.010 --> 00:22:56.250
  • in his Word no matter what.
  • 00:22:56.260 --> 00:22:59.130
  • Your faith is the key to obtaining what
  • 00:22:59.140 --> 00:23:01.280
  • grace has secured for you.
  • 00:23:01.290 --> 00:23:04.180
  • What else can keep you from grace?
  • 00:23:04.190 --> 00:23:06.200
  • Pride.
  • 00:23:06.210 --> 00:23:08.000
  • Grace will never be found in the life of an individual who thinks
  • 00:23:08.010 --> 00:23:11.100
  • his or her way is the best way and refuses to receive God's
  • 00:23:11.110 --> 00:23:15.120
  • instruction and direction, but when we humble ourselves under
  • 00:23:15.130 --> 00:23:20.120
  • the direction of God in any given situation, we can escape
  • 00:23:20.130 --> 00:23:25.140
  • the snares of the devil.
  • 00:23:25.150 --> 00:23:27.280
  • To rest in the finished works of Christ, it means casting our
  • 00:23:27.290 --> 00:23:31.210
  • cares on Jesus, knowing that everything we will ever need
  • 00:23:31.220 --> 00:23:36.180
  • in this life has already been provided for.
  • 00:23:36.190 --> 00:23:40.030
  • Grace is the unmerited, unearned,
  • 00:23:40.040 --> 00:23:42.140
  • and undeserved favor from God.
  • 00:23:42.150 --> 00:23:45.020
  • He's willing to show this favor to anyone who trusts him.
  • 00:23:45.030 --> 00:23:48.280
  • He loves and accepts us just as we are, mistakes and all.
  • 00:23:48.290 --> 00:23:54.130
  • When we're hurting, he comforts and encourages us.
  • 00:23:54.140 --> 00:23:58.130
  • The grace we receive from him strengthens us and enables us to
  • 00:23:58.140 --> 00:24:02.170
  • reach out and encourage others.
  • 00:24:02.180 --> 00:24:05.060
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  • Creflo: But you are blessed because you have faith in Jesus
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  • Christ; and through Jesus's perfect obedience to fulfill all
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  • Jesus fulfilled the law, I have faith in Jesus,
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  • and my faith in Jesus is how I get the blessing on me.
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  • I'm blessed 'cause I believe Jesus.
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  • It's a journey of reevaluating everything you've been taught
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  • since you've been a Christian.
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  • It's time now to renew our minds and further develop unshakeable
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  • faith so we may receive everything
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  • promised through grace.
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  • No more lack, no more fear, no more being in bondage to people,
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