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What Is Real Freedom?

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November 17, 2020
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  • by the partners and friendsof Creflo Dollar Ministries.
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  • male announcer: Coming up nexton "Changing Your World."
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  • Taffi Dollar: When you positionyourself in the Word of God,
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  • the more you'rein the Word of God,
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  • the more it's gonna position youto be free and to be liberated.
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  • When I made up in my mind,I'm gonna get rid of the spirit
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  • of fear, years and yearsago, you know what?
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  • I made a decision to walk in myliberty, to walk in my freedom.
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  • Freedom from the past,
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  • freedom from how otherpeople treated me,
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  • freedom from what people thoughtabout the color of my skin,
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  • freedom from the fact that, hey,
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  • maybe God wanted me tobe a woman for a reason.
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  • I'm gonna embrace my femininity.
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  • ♪ This is your world ♪
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  • ♪ so let's vow to makeit a better place ♪
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  • ♪ Let every heartthat needs to know ♪
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  • ♪ your love ishere to stay ♪
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  • ♪ Oh, it's time welive a new life ♪
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  • ♪ Oh, let his loveshine bright in you ♪
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  • ♪ Oh, we're savedby his grace ♪
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  • ♪ so we embraceyour love today ♪
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  • Taffi: So you haveto ask yourself,
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  • "What is my freedom?
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  • And is there not a cause?"
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  • Certainly there is a cause.
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  • It is so vital.
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  • Just like David knew that therewas a cause and a reason
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  • and a motive to defeat Goliath,so it is in your life
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  • for the things that woulddare to challenge you.
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  • Maybe there's sickness that'sbeen reigning in your family,
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  • genetic things that have beenpassed down from generation
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  • to generation,but you know what?
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  • You can reverseit and send it back.
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  • Bless God, I am notgoing to take on the sins
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  • of my ancestors,but it is a new day.
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  • And because I am Christ,I'm Abraham's seed,
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  • I am blessed.
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  • The anointing has been removed--
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  • the anointing is on my life,the yoke has been removed,
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  • and the burden hasbeen destroyed.
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  • So your freedom, yourfreedom from self-hatred,
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  • self-doubt, self-rejection ison the line because everything
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  • that's going on today,the enemy wants us to get
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  • into a place of strife,bitterness, hatred,
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  • contention, dissension,violence.
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  • He wants to dwell in that placebut thanks be unto God
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  • who causes us to win, just likehe got on David and caused David
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  • to win, because he understoodwhat real freedom is.
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  • And so that's what I wannachallenge you today with,
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  • is understandingwhat real freedom is.
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  • Real freedom is willing toface fear in the face and say,
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  • "No, you will not takeauthority over me."
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  • When Creflo and I got married,we were piled high with debts
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  • and all kinds of rented stuffand--but you know what?
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  • We made up in our mind, "No, weare not going to live this way,
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  • borrowing Peter to pay Paul,but that we can begin to operate
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  • in the blessing of Almighty Godand have our needs met
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  • and also have some leftover to be a blessing.
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  • So you have to face fear:the fear of lack,
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  • the fear of inferiority,the fear of insecurity,
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  • inadequacies, the fearthat's associated with all this
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  • negativity in the world today,because your freedom,
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  • your liberty, is at stake.
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  • So look at what he says herein John's Gospel chapter 8,
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  • verse 31 and verse 32, becauseI am ready to see the body
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  • of Christ move forward andto step into the equality
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  • and the level playing field
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  • that Jesus made for eachand every one of us.
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  • And people are ignorant, peopleare limited by their knowledge,
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  • so, you know, theirlimited view of you--
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  • maybe judging you basedon the color of your skin
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  • or judging you based on, youknow, if you're male or female,
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  • but you know what?
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  • Don't allow it to bereceived into your life.
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  • And you have to make up inyour mind that "I am free,
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  • and someone else's estimation,or opinion, of me will not,
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  • in turn, cause meto be internalized,
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  • to begin to thinkthat way of myself."
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  • David didn't allowhis older brothers,
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  • his siblings, to keephim in a place,
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  • to contain him, to keephim from stepping out.
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  • He's like, "What's the prize?"
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  • When they told himthat he'd get a wife,
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  • he'd get the king's daughter, heprobably looked at her and said,
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  • "Ooh, yeah, I wouldn'tmind having her."
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  • When you thinkabout the fact that, hey,
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  • you mean to tell me I couldbe in a place of peace,
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  • of soundness, of blessings,of just blessings coming over
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  • my life, spirit, soul, and body?
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  • I don't know how anybodycan turn that down.
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  • And so we see here in John'sGospel chapter 8, verse 31,
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  • he says, "Then said Jesusto the Jews which believed
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  • on him, If youcontinue in my word,
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  • then are ye my disciples indeed;
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  • you shall know the truth, andthe truth shall make you free."
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  • And so it pretty muchsays the same thing here
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  • in verse 31 in the Amplified.
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  • It says: "If you abide in Myword [hold fast to My teachings
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  • and live in accordancewith them],
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  • you are truly My disciples.
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  • And you'll know the Truth, andthe Truth will set you free."
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  • And so it's continuing inthe truth that you hear
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  • and that you know from theWord of God that will cause you
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  • to operate in freedom,freedom from sin.
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  • Racism is sin; prejudice is sin.
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  • The Bible describes it asbeing a respecter of persons.
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  • That's sin.
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  • Look it up in James chapter 1.
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  • He talked about, you know,if you're looking at someone
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  • based on the external things,how they're dressed,
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  • how they look, hesays that's wrong.
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  • He says God is not arespecter of persons.
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  • But you know what?People are.
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  • His brothers, David's brothers,
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  • were respecting himbecause of his age.
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  • They said, "You justdon't belong here,"
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  • because of his youth, but yet,
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  • look how God usedsomeone who was young.
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  • And God is using our youngpeople to spark freedom
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  • and to bring forth a revival,and they're gonna be a part
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  • of this great ushering inof the return of the Lord.
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  • And so we have to get rid ofthis mindset and understand
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  • that God can usewhoever he wants to use,
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  • but if we are festering onhatred and doubt and rejection,
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  • and we feel so low andinsignificant on the inside,
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  • then you know what?
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  • It'll cause us to see otherpeople the same way.
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  • We'll see peopleand we'll be jealous.
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  • We'll be envious:"Why do you have that car?
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  • Why do you have that house?Why'd you get the promotion?
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  • Why do you have what you have?"But you know what?
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  • Instead of having that attitude,make up in your mind
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  • that I'm gonna rejoice withyou, because when I change
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  • my attitude, it opens up Godto do something in my life.
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  • And so people, in manyinstances, they limit themselves
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  • and they cause themselvesto be in a state of bondage
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  • and in a place of misery becauseof their own issues internally.
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  • And then consequently, theywonder why life passes them by
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  • and other people begin toexperience promotion after
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  • promotion after promotion, butit's because it begins within.
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  • You know, he says in Proverbschapter 20, verse 7:
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  • "For as a man thinkethin his heart, so is he."
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  • So it's those thoughts,those deep thoughts,
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  • that will shape the characterand the quality of your life.
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  • "As he thinks in hisheart, so is he."
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  • And so we understandhere that man and woman,
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  • we are carriersof the anointing.
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  • We are carriers of Christ,and when we receive Christ
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  • into our life, we have thecapacity to experience
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  • elevation, to experiencethe ability to prosper,
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  • to thrive, to succeed,and to have success.
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  • And so he says, "If anyman will continue,
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  • if anyone continue in my Word,"
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  • you've got to continuein the Word,
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  • not just one time, you know,I read it and I just got busy,
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  • and now I've stopped reading.
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  • No, "continue in my Word, thenare you my disciples indeed.
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  • You'll know the truth,"you're my disciplined ones
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  • that have been disciplinedin the Word of God
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  • because you continue in it,"and you shall know."
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  • That word "know" is anintimate relationship,
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  • it's an acquaintance,a familiarity.
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  • "You shall know the truth," knowthe Word that you continued in--
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  • you shall know it andthat which you know
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  • and that you have continuedin shall make you free."
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  • It makes you free.
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  • You can't stay in bondageand continue in the Word.
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  • Those are--it's a dichotomy.
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  • They don't go together.That's a paradox.
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  • When you positionyourself in the Word of God,
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  • the more you're inthe Word of God,
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  • the more it's gonna position youto be free and to be liberated.
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  • When I made up in my mindI'm gonna get rid of the spirit
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  • of fear years and yearsago, you know what?
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  • I made a decision to walk in myliberty, to walk in my freedom.
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  • Freedom from the past,freedom from how other
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  • people treated me, freedomfrom what people thought
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  • about the color of my skin,freedom from the fact that,
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  • hey, maybe God wanted meto be a woman for a reason.
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  • I'm gonna embrace my femininity.And you know what?
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  • As a result, I've seen God justopen doors that God has blessed,
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  • that God does things thatI'm amazed at what he does.
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  • But you know what?
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  • It makes God be displayed in away, and it causes the enemy
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  • to run in fear when we allow aplace where God can dwell and
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  • he can demonstrate the thingsthat he does in our lives.
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  • There are so manythings that are at stake:
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  • your freedom, your libertyis at stake today.
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  • In generations after you, Godwants to create a godly seed,
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  • and he wants your life to bea living epistle, where people
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  • can observe you and seethe blessing upon your life.
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  • And to know that it is Goddoing the things that he does.
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  • Turn to James chapter 1.
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  • We're talking about continuing
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  • so that we can maintain ourfreedom, what freedom is.
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  • Now, let's just jumpright here at verse 23.
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  • John 1:20--James1:23, excuse me.
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  • "For if any man be ahearer of the word,"
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  • you gotta hear the word, likewe just read in John chapter 8.
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  • You've gottacontinue to hear it.
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  • You've gotta listen to it,you've gotta meditate on it,
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  • you've gotta write it down.
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  • You've gotta think about it.
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  • "If any man," if anyone,any woman,
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  • any young person,any old person,
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  • "hear the word and not a doer,he is like a man--
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  • he is like unto a man beholdinghis natural face in a glass:
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  • for beholdeth himself--for he beholdeth himself,
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  • and goeth his way, andstraightway forgetteth
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  • what manner he was.
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  • For whoso looks into theperfect law of liberty."
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  • This is your liberty.
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  • You looking for liberty,
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  • you looking foryour independence,
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  • you're looking for your freedom?
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  • Look in the Word of God.
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  • He says, "Whoso looketh intothe perfect law of liberty,"
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  • this is the law of liberty,
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  • not the law of sin anddeath, not the law of sin,
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  • not the law of condemnation,not looking into, you know,
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  • what other people think.
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  • Looking into theperfect law of liberty.
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  • He says here in verse 25:
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  • "And continueth therein."You gotta continue to look.
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  • I mean, make it a partof your schedule,
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  • make it a priority in your life.
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  • "He being not aforgetful hearer,
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  • but a doer of the work, this manshall be blessed in his deeds."
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  • David knew.
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  • David didn't have to convincehis brothers of what he had gone
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  • through out in the wildernesswith the bear and with the lion
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  • and how he got the club andbeat 'em up and ran 'em off
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  • and protected the sheep.
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  • He knew what God had done.
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  • He had experience.He knew the truth.
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  • So did he have to convincehimself or try to tell
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  • his older brothers aboutwhat had happened?
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  • He knew that God was acovenant-keeping God.
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  • I'm telling you today thatthe anointing will find you.
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  • Grace will find you.
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  • You may be the youngest one,the most inexperienced one,
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  • the one that seemsmost thought about,
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  • the most far removedone, but I'm telling you,
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  • when opportunities arepresented before you, step out.
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  • And don't be afraidto trust God.
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  • And so David made a decisionthat he was going
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  • to continue therein andnot be a forgetful hearer,
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  • but a doer of the work.
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  • So he stepped up to thechallenge of facing Goliath.
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  • He stepped up to the opportunityto receive the prize.
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  • You gotta think aboutthe bottom line.
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  • You've gotta have a reasonfor doing what you do.
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  • You know, there are somany things that Creflo
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  • and I could be doingand all kinds of stuff
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  • that we could be pursuing,but you know what?
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  • We think about the fact thatthe will of God is so vital
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  • and that we must do whatGod has called us to do.
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  • And so we are doers of the Word,we are doers of the things
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  • that God has placed inour life, and he says,
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  • as a result, we will beblessed in our deeds.
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  • Continuing in, notforgetting, but a doer.
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  • 'Cause it's one thingto just talk the talk.
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  • You know, David'sbrothers probably said,
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  • "Yeah, you know, I probablycould beat him too.
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  • You know, I probablycould--you know,
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  • he coming out hereevery day and everything,
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  • making all this noiseand, you know,
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  • I'm sure I could probably--"
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  • It's like, yeah, right.
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  • David was the only onewho was willing to step up
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  • and take the challengeto take on the task.
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  • So it is in your life.
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  • What are you willingto step up, take on,
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  • and take the challenge?
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  • What are you willing towalk in the law of liberty
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  • so that you can experience thefreedom and no longer operate
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  • in the law of sin and death andthe past and the spirit of fear
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  • and self-doubt andhatred and rejection.
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  • What are you willing to do?
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  • That's the question today,
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  • to be a doer and notjust one who talks.
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  • And he says, "Thisman, this woman,
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  • this child, this boy, shallbe blessed in his doing."
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  • We're blessed when we do it.
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  • And as a result, we knowthat David, he got the prize.
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  • It's time for youto get the prize.
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  • Time for you to get the reward.
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  • Just like Jesus knew in andof himself the prize of doing
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  • what he was sent here to do.
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  • He says, you know, he kept itin front of him, and he beheld
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  • the prize of being at the righthand of the Father and us being
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  • in relationship with the Fatherand us being joined as with him,
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  • and us being in the positionthat we could stand
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  • on equal ground with him.
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  • And that we can be in him,and that we would no longer
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  • have to deal with self-hatredand rejection and doubt.
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  • He said, "That's the prize.That's worth it all.
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  • That's my motiveto do what I do.
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  • That's the reason for me toobey, because of my liberty
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  • that I can begin to dispenseand to disperse to all of those
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  • who will come behind me."
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  • So he says in verse 26:"If any man among you
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  • seem to be religious,and bridleth not his tongue,
  • 00:19:15.234 --> 00:19:20.372
  • but deceiveth his own heart,
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  • this man's religion is in vain."
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  • He says in the Amplified:"If anyone thinks himself
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  • to be religious (piouslyobservant of the external duties
  • 00:19:29.982 --> 00:19:34.319
  • of his faith) and does notbridle his tongue but deludes
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  • his own heart, this person'sreligious service is worthless."
  • 00:19:41.393 --> 00:19:47.966
  • Because people don't wannahear about what you know.
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  • They wanna see whatyou're willing to do.
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  • How you're willing to stepout on what you believe.
  • 00:19:56.275 --> 00:20:02.581
  • So, like David,people around you
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  • will not alwaysunderstand or see.
  • 00:20:07.085 --> 00:20:10.722
  • They'll have a problem with you,especially those who feel more
  • 00:20:10.756 --> 00:20:15.027
  • qualified or feel moreexperienced or feel like
  • 00:20:15.060 --> 00:20:18.297
  • they should be the onesbut it's our private battles,
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  • our private victories,
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  • that position us forpublic victories.
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  • My God, that's a tweet.
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  • Your private victorieswill position you
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  • for public victories.
  • 00:20:43.989 --> 00:20:46.892
  • So the question is whatare you doing in private?
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  • Because that's going todetermine the level of freedom
  • 00:20:52.230 --> 00:20:56.702
  • or the level of bondage.
  • 00:20:56.735 --> 00:20:58.804
  • If you stew on hatred,self-hatred, doubt,
  • 00:20:58.837 --> 00:21:03.475
  • rejection, your inadequacies,
  • 00:21:03.508 --> 00:21:06.211
  • your insecurities,your inferiorities,
  • 00:21:06.244 --> 00:21:09.281
  • then you know what?
  • 00:21:09.314 --> 00:21:10.649
  • That's what's gonnashow up in public: fears.
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  • That's what you'regonna communicate.
  • 00:21:14.119 --> 00:21:15.587
  • That's what's gonnacome out of your mouth.
  • 00:21:15.620 --> 00:21:17.889
  • That's what people will see.
  • 00:21:17.923 --> 00:21:20.926
  • But there's somethingabout those private battles
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  • with you and God, and youwin, and you're wrestling
  • 00:21:25.597 --> 00:21:28.567
  • with God's Word, and you'redetermined not to let go
  • 00:21:28.600 --> 00:21:31.570
  • of the Word and continuingday in and day out
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  • and day in and day out.
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  • I'm telling you, yourfreedom is on the line.
  • 00:21:37.242 --> 00:21:40.178
  • And is there not a cause?Is there not a reason?
  • 00:21:40.212 --> 00:21:45.050
  • So I challenge you today,and I place before you
  • 00:21:45.083 --> 00:21:48.286
  • as the Scripture says, life anddeath, blessing and cursing,
  • 00:21:48.320 --> 00:21:53.291
  • freedom and bondage,independence or dependence.
  • 00:21:53.325 --> 00:21:59.331
  • You have to makeup in your mind,
  • 00:21:59.364 --> 00:22:00.732
  • "I'm gonna be dependenton the system of this world.
  • 00:22:00.766 --> 00:22:03.468
  • That's a dog eat dogsystem that is full of greed,
  • 00:22:03.502 --> 00:22:07.506
  • corruption, self-preservation,jealousy, violence, lewdness.
  • 00:22:07.539 --> 00:22:16.047
  • You have to make upin your mind today,
  • 00:22:16.081 --> 00:22:17.682
  • God has placed beforeus freedom or bondage.
  • 00:22:17.716 --> 00:22:22.554
  • We have to choose.
  • 00:22:22.587 --> 00:22:24.790
  • We have to understandwhat real freedom is.
  • 00:22:24.823 --> 00:22:28.093
  • Freedom is notbased on, you know,
  • 00:22:28.126 --> 00:22:29.961
  • how far rebelliouswe can become.
  • 00:22:29.995 --> 00:22:33.965
  • But no, freedom is foundin our identity in Christ,
  • 00:22:33.999 --> 00:22:38.837
  • knowing who we are in him,
  • 00:22:38.870 --> 00:22:41.473
  • allowing him to bethe Lord of our life.
  • 00:22:41.506 --> 00:22:46.511
  • So your freedom beginstoday when you accept
  • 00:22:46.545 --> 00:22:49.047
  • Jesus as Lord of your life.
  • 00:22:49.080 --> 00:22:50.382
  • Your freedom begins when yourecognize and acknowledge
  • 00:22:50.415 --> 00:22:53.785
  • that I am a sinner andI must get born again.
  • 00:22:53.819 --> 00:22:58.723
  • I must receive him into my life.
  • 00:22:58.757 --> 00:23:01.526
  • My life can only go so far, butonce I involve God in my life,
  • 00:23:01.560 --> 00:23:08.333
  • his supernatural presence causesme to live supernaturally.
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  • We all have tomake this decision.
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  • We all have to make up inour minds that we recognize
  • 00:23:19.277 --> 00:23:23.882
  • the importance, and as a resultof the decisions that you make,
  • 00:23:23.915 --> 00:23:30.322
  • your other family members,your other friends,
  • 00:23:30.355 --> 00:23:32.457
  • the other people in yoursphere of influence,
  • 00:23:32.491 --> 00:23:34.759
  • the other people in your life,
  • 00:23:34.793 --> 00:23:36.695
  • will begin to takenote of your life.
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  • You know David's brotherswere changed when they saw
  • 00:23:39.731 --> 00:23:44.369
  • their younger brotherstep up to the task.
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  • They probably said,"Man, that ought to be us.
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  • What are we doing?"
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