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  • be and we're outside of theassignment of God and outside
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  • of the will of God, we're goingto experience the wrong results.
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  • Taffi: Look over atEphesians chapter 4,
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  • verse 23 in theEasy Reading Version,
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  • Easy Reading Version.
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  • Because I believe thatthere are God happenings,
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  • that there are God happeningsjust like they happened for
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  • Ruth and Boaz when shemet the right person;
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  • and how there are Godhappenings in your career,
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  • in your relationships,in your life in general.
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  • So don't be discouraged todayby others and by what they say.
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  • Let them say whatthey need to say,
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  • but God has the final say so.
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  • And so, we have to lookat some Scriptures here,
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  • and we're gonnalook at an example
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  • over in John 21when we finish.
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  • But the Scripture says here,
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  • "You must be made new in yourhearts and in your thinking."
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  • So if you want to get overinto a place to experience
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  • God possibilities, you gottaget a new program on the inside.
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  • You gotta takethat old program out.
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  • You gotta take that oldsoftware out that thinks
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  • negative, thinksfear, thinks less,
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  • thinks unworthy,thinks unqualified.
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  • You gotta take that outand put in your new heart
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  • and put a new thinking.
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  • And so he says, "You mustbe made new in your hearts."
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  • And you must programyour spirit for success.
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  • Now let's look at anexample of this in John 21,
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  • verse 1 through 3,because the disciples--
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  • I want you to understand thatthe disciples were at a place
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  • where they were fishing.
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  • They had fished forquite a while and they--
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  • unfortunately, they werenot getting the results
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  • that they wanted to have.
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  • And so we see herethat there were things
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  • that they weren't encountering.
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  • And so, you know, whenyou go out to fish,
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  • obviously, you wantto catch something.
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  • They weren't out thereall night long just to be,
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  • you know, putting the--
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  • to play around inthe water; but no,
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  • they were expectingto catch.
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  • And so the Scripturesays, "Later, Jesus
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  • appeared again to hisfollowers by Lake Galilee.
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  • This is how it happened."
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  • Look at verse 2.
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  • "Some of the followerswere together:
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  • Simon Peter, Thomas,Nathanael from Cana,
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  • the two sons of Zebedee,
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  • and two other followers.
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  • Simon Peter said,'I'm going out to fish.'
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  • The other followers said,'We will go with you.'
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  • So all of them went outand got into the boat.
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  • They fished that night," and theScripture says here in verse 3,
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  • "but caught nothing."
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  • They fished but caught nothing.
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  • So they were in the right place,
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  • but they weren't fishingat the right time.
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  • And you know, there are times inour life that maybe we're at the
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  • right place, but maybe we're notgetting the results because
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  • we're not doing itat the right time.
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  • Now, had they made theadjustment to fish at
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  • the right time, their outcomewould have been different.
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  • And so it's funny because whenJesus came along and he gives
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  • them directions on whatto do and where to do it,
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  • all of a sudden,they get the results.
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  • They encounter fish.
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  • Fish start jumping in the net.
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  • You know why?
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  • Because there's something aboutnot just being at the right
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  • place but it also is beingthere at the right time.
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  • And then they experiencedGod happenings,
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  • God encounters,God's manifestation,
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  • God evidence in their life totestify and to see his face
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  • shine upon what they were doing.
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  • And so we have to ask ourselves.
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  • We must understand that wecannot move forward operating
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  • outside of the will of God.
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  • The disciples were fishing,
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  • but not accordingto the will of God.
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  • They were fishing accordingto their own will; at the time
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  • that they wanted to fish,
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  • what seemed the right time.
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  • But when they're notin the right place--
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  • when we're not inthe right place,
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  • we will not getthe right results.
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  • When we work withoutJesus, our work is futile,
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  • our work will be worthless.
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  • We cannot move forward operatingoutside of the will of God.
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  • Rather than beingin the will of God--
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  • Peter and the disciples followedtheir own will rather than the
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  • will of God, and youknow that's what happens
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  • in many of our lives.
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  • We do that which is comfortable,which is convenient to us,
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  • and then, as a result, we're notin the right place, and we do
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  • not get the right results.
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  • As the fishermanPeter and the disciples,
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  • new fish were easier to catch atnight when the water was cooler
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  • and the fish surfaced to feed.
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  • But when you work without Jesus,your work will be worthless.
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  • All night, the Scripturesays, they worked.
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  • No fruit of their labor.
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  • All night they worked;dropping their nets,
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  • emptying their nets.
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  • And then as a result, theywere in the right place.
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  • And then they did not get theright results because it was
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  • at the wrong time,the wrong time.
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  • Now, let's look at thisover in 2 Samuel chapter 11,
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  • verses 1 through 3.
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  • Let's kind of speedthis up a little bit.
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  • We're gonna look at anothersituation where we see someone
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  • who was at the wrongplace at the wrong time;
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  • wrong place, wrong time.
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  • Chapter 11, verse1 through 5 says,
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  • "In the spring, whenthe kings go out to war,
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  • David sent Joab, his officers,
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  • and all the Israelites outto destroy the Ammonites.
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  • Joab's army surroundedtheir capital city, Rabbah.
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  • David stayed in Jerusalem."
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  • So just context here, they hadall gone out for war and to do
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  • what they believethe assignment was,
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  • but David did not go.
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  • David didn't go outwith everybody else.
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  • So Scripture sayshe stayed back.
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  • So his location was differentfrom everybody else's.
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  • "So one evening he got up fromhis bed and walked around on
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  • the roof of his house.
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  • From there he sawa woman bathing.
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  • She was very beautiful."
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  • Keep going.
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  • "So David sent for his officersand asked them who she was.
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  • An officer answer,'That is Bathsheba,
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  • the daughter of Eliam.
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  • She is the wife ofUriah the Hittite.'"
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  • Let's read on down to verse 5.
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  • "David sent messengers to goand bring Bathsheba to him.
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  • She had just purified herself
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  • after her monthlytime of bleeding.
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  • She went to David, he hadsexual relations with her,
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  • and then she wentback to her house.
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  • Later, Bathshebabecame pregnant.
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  • She sent word to himsaying, 'I am pregnant.'"
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  • So I say to you, this shows whenwe're not where God wants us to
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  • be, and we're outside of theassignment of God and outside
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  • of the will of God, we're goingto experience the wrong results.
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  • And so David insteadof going off to war,
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  • he decided that he would go outand he would see her bathing,
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  • have sex with her,get her pregnant,
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  • and the rest is history.
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  • So we have to recognize thatthis was not David's best.
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  • This was not Bathsheba's best.
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  • David was where heshould not have been.
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  • When his army went to battle,David stayed at home instead of
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  • taking his placewith his troops.
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  • He saw what heshould have not seen.
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  • David saw her on the rooftop,and instead of turning away,
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  • he kept looking.
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  • His look turned to lust,and he sent for her.
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  • David was in the wrongplace at the wrong time,
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  • with a wrong look,wrong thoughts,
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  • and he acted on his lust.
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  • And as we saw and as weread, the result was she
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  • was impregnated, and then asa result, the consequences that
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  • occurred over time.
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  • So we're talking abouttoday, child of God,
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  • God happenings, God encounters,things and opportunities that
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  • God has for our lifeto cause and propel
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  • us forward and higher,
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  • not opportunities--well, Iwould say they're opportunities,
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  • but not temptationsthat will take us back,
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  • like in David's situation,or that cause us to fall short
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  • and to live beneathGod's will for our life.
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  • And so we have toprogram ourselves
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  • and our mind for success.
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  • So you have to make up in yourmind that you're going to be
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  • led and you're going to makewise, prosperous decisions,
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  • because the Spirit of Godguides you into all truth.
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  • Turn to John 16, verse 13.
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  • Make up in your mind that,"The Spirit of God leads me,
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  • and the Spirit of God causes meto be filled with the wisdom of
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  • God and to be successfulin my endeavors."
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  • He says, "But when theSpirit of truth comes,
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  • he'll lead you into all truth."
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  • He will lead you into all truth.
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  • He will lead you into all truth.
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  • "He'll not speak his own words.
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  • He will speak onlywhat he hears,
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  • and he will tell you whatwill happen in the future."
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  • He'll tell you what willhappen in the future.
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  • And so that's whathappens when we allow
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  • the Spirit of God to lead us.
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  • I thought about PastorCarol this morning,
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  • one of our pastorsand ministers on staff.
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  • You know, she made up in hermind that she wasn't going to
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  • allow, you know, anything tocause her to get outside of
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  • the will of God.
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  • She wasn't going toallow any offense or any,
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  • you know, situation, any kindof circumstance to get her in
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  • a position whereshe would leave.
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  • And thankfully, she's one ofour pastors who oversees one
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  • of our campus churches.
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  • But you know what?
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  • I think as a result of makinga decision of quality and not
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  • allowing ourselves to be led offand to follow our temptations
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  • that we can be at the rightplace and at the right time.
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  • I'm reminded when Creflowent to Africa several--
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  • he was invited to go severalyears ago, and he'd gotten
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  • the invitation, and all of asudden the Spirit of the Lord
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  • said, "Don't go.It's not the time to go."
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  • And he told me about it, and Ithought it was a little strange,
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  • because I knew they wereexpecting him, and I'm sure
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  • they had laid out the red carpet
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  • and were looking forwardto him coming.
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  • But he said, "You know what?
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  • I don't havepeace about going."
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  • And that's the very thingthat preserved his life
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  • from destruction.
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  • There are many opportunities--
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  • well, many things that the enemyhas tried to arrange up to this
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  • point, but you know, the Spiritof the Lord will tell you about
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  • your future; whereto be, where to go,
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  • what to do, and he will causeyou to escape the traps and
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  • the snares of the enemy.
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  • I'll never forget.
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  • Probably about fouror five years ago,
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  • I had gotten thisinvitation to go to Paris.
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  • I was so excited about going,looking forward to going,
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  • and I accepted theinvitation to go.
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  • Really didn't spend a wholelot of time praying about it,
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  • be very frank andhonest with you.
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  • I just wanted to go to Parisbecause I'd never been and--
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  • had gone with my husband.
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  • He ministered there before.
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  • But I thought, "Man, thiswould be pretty cool."
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  • So, you know, gotsome friends together.
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  • We were all just excitedto go over there.
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  • When I got over there, it was aweirdest thing: my encounter,
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  • my exchange with the host, theevent that I went to that night
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  • in preparation to minister.
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  • They had this event going on,and then all of a sudden the
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  • event just kind of startedcoming to a close, and I'm
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  • thinking, "I'm supposedto get up and minister."
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  • And then all of a sudden theywere wrapping up the service.
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  • So I'm thinking, "Lord,this is so strange.
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  • You mean to tell me I havecome all the way from the
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  • United States toParis for this?"
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  • And the Lord said to me,"I didn't tell you to come.
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  • You decided youwanted to come."
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  • And I said from that point on, Idon't ever want to be where God
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  • doesn't want me to be.
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  • Every invite does not meanthat you need to accept.
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  • And so we have to, and I have toremind myself and recognize that
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  • I wanna be at the rightplace at the right time,
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  • because otherwise, it justbecomes very awkward,
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  • becomes very weird when we'replaces and in situations where
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  • God is not involved.
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  • And he wants us to acknowledgehim in all of our ways so that
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  • he can direct our path.
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  • And so when we allow addictionsand bad habits to entangle
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  • ourselves with people andsituations that cause us
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  • to get outside of his will, andthen we wonder why we're not
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  • experiencing the resultsthat he has for our life.
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  • Because he's not in it, andwe're not acknowledging him,
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  • and we're not allowing himthose God moments that we
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  • can experience his perfect planand what is best for our lives.
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  • Look at Romans chapter 12.
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  • I didn't have this in my notes,
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  • but I'm just led tokind of turn there.
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  • Verse 2, let's look at itfrom the Amplified Version.
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  • "Don't change yourselves to belike the people of this world,
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  • but let God change you inside."
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  • Let's look at the Amplified,not the Easy Reading Version.
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  • Let's look at AMPC.
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  • "Do not be conformedto this world,
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  • but be this age fashioned afterand adapted to his external
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  • superficial customs,but be transformed,
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  • changed by the entire renewalof your mind by its new ideals,
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  • its new attitude so that youcan prove for yourselves,"
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  • that's where I'm gettingto, "what is the good,
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  • acceptable, andperfect will of God,
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  • even the thing whichis good and acceptable
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  • in his sight for you."
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  • And so when we get a hold ofthis Word and we understand
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  • these God moments,these God happenings,
  • 00:19:55.931 --> 00:19:59.034
  • it is a thing that is good.
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  • It says perfectwill for your life.
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  • It's God's best.
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  • It's God's highest.
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  • It's not getting outside of hiswill and just trying to make it
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  • seem like it's good.
  • 00:20:12.714 --> 00:20:14.783
  • You know, I've seen peopleget into relationships,
  • 00:20:14.816 --> 00:20:17.219
  • get all entangled with otherfolks and try to make it seem
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  • like it's God.
  • 00:20:19.888 --> 00:20:21.290
  • But honey, when youexperience God's best,
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  • you don't have to makeit seem like anything.
  • 00:20:25.794 --> 00:20:28.096
  • It is the highest.
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  • It is the best.
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  • You won't have totry to fix it up.
  • 00:20:31.566 --> 00:20:35.070
  • It's already fixed up.
  • 00:20:35.103 --> 00:20:37.439
  • And that's what you want, hiswill that is perfect for you:
  • 00:20:37.472 --> 00:20:44.012
  • the perfect situation, I believethe perfect relationship,
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  • the right person tomarry, the right job,
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  • the right businessventure, the right thing.
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  • We're talking aboutopening ourselves up
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  • to God possibilities.
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  • We're not talking about overhere just doing things that
  • 00:21:01.596 --> 00:21:03.732
  • are possible because we'rehuman, and we have intelligence,
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  • and we have intellect, we haveknowledge, and we have--
  • 00:21:07.169 --> 00:21:10.639
  • gone to college,we've got a degree,
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  • and we understand howthings, you know, work.
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  • But I'm talkingabout beyond that.
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  • Renewing our mind,transform our thinking,
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  • getting rid of thelimitations of the world,
  • 00:21:21.516 --> 00:21:25.721
  • and getting over here toGod's best for your life.
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  • And that's what myprayer is for you.
  • 00:21:30.726 --> 00:21:35.530
  • And when we beginto experience that,
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  • we'll live like God wants us tolive, and we'll experience what
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  • God wants us to experience.
  • 00:21:46.141 --> 00:21:48.377
  • We'll encounter what Godwants us to encounter in
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  • our relationships, inour financial affairs,
  • 00:21:53.882 --> 00:21:57.185
  • our financial portfolio,our body, our mind.
  • 00:21:57.219 --> 00:22:02.657
  • God's highest and God'sbest will be open unto us,
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  • and we'll avoid being in thatplace of hurt and unforgiveness,
  • 00:22:09.931 --> 00:22:15.537
  • bitterness, resentment.
  • 00:22:15.570 --> 00:22:18.473
  • When you're in that place,
  • 00:22:18.507 --> 00:22:20.976
  • that's the wrong place tobe in and then in result
  • 00:22:21.009 --> 00:22:24.946
  • you'll experiencethe wrong things.
  • 00:22:24.980 --> 00:22:27.649
  • Just like David wasin the wrong place.
  • 00:22:27.682 --> 00:22:30.252
  • He was in lust, and thatgave him the wrong results.
  • 00:22:30.285 --> 00:22:34.589
  • And just like in hurt,in unforgiveness,
  • 00:22:34.623 --> 00:22:37.559
  • that's the wrong place.
  • 00:22:37.592 --> 00:22:39.094
  • You'll get the wrong results.
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  • To stay in a place of anger--
  • 00:22:40.962 --> 00:22:44.833
  • the Bible says, "Be yeangry and sin not."
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  • And we know that in this earthlybody there'll be emotions and
  • 00:22:49.304 --> 00:22:52.707
  • things, but you've gottabe quick to set your will
  • 00:22:52.741 --> 00:22:55.577
  • to forgive and let things goand not allow negative things,
  • 00:22:55.610 --> 00:23:01.750
  • negative beliefs about peopleand about situations to cause
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  • us to be--to livebeneath God's best.
  • 00:23:07.222 --> 00:23:13.261
  • I remember several years agowhen I was led to go to South
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  • Africa, and I was wanting tounderstand more about this
  • 00:23:19.835 --> 00:23:22.637
  • teaching of biblical equality,
  • 00:23:22.671 --> 00:23:24.139
  • and I really wantedto get a hold of it.
  • 00:23:24.172 --> 00:23:26.107
  • I had just a snippet about it,but I really wanted to immerse
  • 00:23:26.141 --> 00:23:30.545
  • myself in the teachingand was led to go.
  • 00:23:30.579 --> 00:23:36.151
  • And you know what?
  • 00:23:36.184 --> 00:23:38.386
  • There were so many things thatwere opposing me going there
  • 00:23:38.420 --> 00:23:41.623
  • and just didn't seem like theright decision to make because
  • 00:23:41.656 --> 00:23:45.494
  • of the cost to fly andjust not the right time.
  • 00:23:45.527 --> 00:23:50.265
  • We had a lot of thingsgoing on at that time.
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  • But you know what?
  • 00:23:53.435 --> 00:23:54.736
  • I just felt led from my spirit.
  • 00:23:54.769 --> 00:23:58.974
  • My spirit washungering for this.
  • 00:23:59.007 --> 00:24:02.377
  • I knew I needed it.
  • 00:24:02.410 --> 00:24:05.514
  • I knew that it couldhelp not just my life
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  • but it could help otherpeople, other families,
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  • other relationships.
  • 00:24:12.254 --> 00:24:13.755
  • And I thought, "Perhaps--ifthis could change my life and
  • 00:24:13.788 --> 00:24:19.227
  • be everything thatI think it could be,
  • 00:24:19.261 --> 00:24:22.964
  • it could be the very thingthat could change other
  • 00:24:22.998 --> 00:24:25.000
  • people's lives too."
  • 00:24:25.033 --> 00:24:27.569
  • So I made a decisionand prayed about it,
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  • and the Lord said, "Go."
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  • And thankfully, I'm telling you,that has been a God encounter,
  • 00:24:34.609 --> 00:24:40.348
  • a God happening, and I'm sothankful for that revelation.
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  • And sometimes you have to dowhat others don't understand,
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  • what others don't see asbeing vital for your life,
  • 00:24:52.594 --> 00:24:57.232
  • but you have tomake that decision
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  • that "I am going to bewhere God wants me to be."
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