A Review of Rescues

October 9, 2022 | 41 | 27:29

Frankie Mazzapica shares an encouraging message from Celebration Church in The Woodlands; TX.

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Frankie Mazzapica | A Review of Rescues | October 9, 2022
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  • Frankie mazzapica: thank you for tuning in today, my name is
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  • Frankie mazzapica.
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  • The title of the message is "a review of rescues."
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  • "a review of rescues."
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  • So the whole premise of the message this morning, is to
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  • Remind you how many things the lord has brought you through,
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  • To remind you of all the seasons that he's brought you through,
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  • Because oftentimes, we pray for god to get us out of a season,
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  • And he does it in such a divine way that we don't even realize
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  • That we're leaving that bad season because we've got other
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  • Troubles that we're trying to face.
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  • But if we review what god has done, it will give us the faith
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  • That he will do it again.
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  • There we go, encourage me.
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  • Come on, encourage me, help me out.
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  • In revelation chapter 19 verse 10, it says, "the testimony of
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  • Jesus is the spirit of prophecy."
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  • One of the quickest ways that we can ignite a miracle in our
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  • Life, is to remember the miracles we've
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  • Already experienced.
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  • And so i'm gonna unpack those thoughts, and it's my desire
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  • That the holy spirit would just strengthen your spirit,
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  • Strengthen your soul, today.
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  • So look at the person next to you and say, "this message is
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  • Not for me, it's for you," go ahead.
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  • "it's not for me, it's for you."
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  • Let me share a verse with you, it's in psalms 116, and we're
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  • Gonna go over the first four verses in chapter 116 in the
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  • Book of psalms.
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  • It reads like this: "i love the lord because
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  • He hears my voice and my prayer for mercy."
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  • I don't know about you, but i have asked the lord for a lot of
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  • Mercy in my life.
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  • He says, "i love the lord because he hears my voice and he
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  • Hears my prayers for mercy.
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  • Because he bends down to listen."
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  • I love that, i shared this last week.
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  • One of my kids was sick, it was my oldest preslee, and she was
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  • Laying in her bed.
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  • And i went up there around 10 or 11 o'clock, and i knew she
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  • Was sick.
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  • The lights were down, and i went over to find out how she
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  • Was doing.
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  • And so i walked over to her bed and i bent down and i said, "hey
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  • Pres, how are you doing?"
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  • See when you speak to the lord, that's how he responds, he bends
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  • Down to listen.
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  • Preslee didn't have the strength to say, "hey, i'm
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  • Doing great."
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  • She just kind of whispered it.
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  • She's like, "i feel sick, daddy, i don't feel good."
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  • See, in that moment when she said, "i feel sick, i don't feel
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  • Good," the thought of saying, "did you treat your little
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  • Sister well earlier today, were you good to your brother?
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  • I heard you smarted off to your mother,"
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  • These things did not cross my mind, the only thing i cared
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  • About is i wanted to hear her voice.
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  • Do you know when you whisper to the lord, he bends down to hear
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  • Your voice?
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  • And he's not even thinking, it's not even crossing his mind, the
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  • Sins that are in our past.
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  • It's not even crossing his mind.
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  • He's bending down to listen to your voice.
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  • And so verse number 2 says, "because he bends down to hear
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  • My voice, as long as i have breath i will pray."
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  • And then he goes into verse 3 and verse 4 and that's where
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  • We're gonna pull our message out of today.
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  • I think there's four verses that we're gonna pull it out in
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  • Verses 3 and 4--i'm sorry, four sentences.
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  • It reads like this in verse number 3, it says, the ropes,
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  • "death wrapped me with its ropes."
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  • Death wrapped me.
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  • It says, it goes on to say, "the torment of the grave
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  • Overwhelmed me."
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  • It overtook me and then he says this, he's very transparent.
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  • "all i saw was trouble and sorrow."
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  • And then here's the last thing in verse number 4, it says this,
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  • He goes, "so i called to the lord."
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  • Is my favorite, my favorite word.
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  • "please help me."
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  • Have you ever prayed a prayer and that's your entire prayer?
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  • Right, like there is no introduction, there is no
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  • Sweet closing.
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  • You don't sound like moses, it's just straight up, unadulterated,
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  • Passioned and pleading.
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  • "please help me."
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  • Are you with me? say, "yes."
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  • Come on are you with me? say, "yes."
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  • The first point--i've got four points.
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  • The first point is when the psalmist he says, "death wrapped
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  • Me with its ropes."
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  • When i read that verse, i had to stand up in my office and walk
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  • Back and forth because, in 1 timothy chapter 3, verse 16
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  • Says that all scripture is inspired by god.
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  • And so i wanted to know, i wanted to know, why did god want
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  • That there?
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  • And so i started thinking about being wrapped up and it dawned
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  • On me that if someone wraps me up with ropes, there's another
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  • End of that, there's a loose end over here.
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  • And the reason why there's a loose end is the person who
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  • Wrapped you up with ropes can pull you wherever they want you,
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  • Wherever they wanna go.
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  • They can drag you whether you wanna go there or not.
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  • If you're up and they're low, they can pull you down.
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  • And it dawned on me that there's oftentimes you are not
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  • The prisoner.
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  • You have done nothing wrong.
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  • You have done nothing to bring this upon yourself.
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  • But there's someone else that is making your life hell.
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  • They're making your life hell, there's nothing you brought
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  • Upon yourself.
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  • And if that person would just somehow get saved,
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  • Somehow your life would just be so much better.
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  • If that's the one thing that happened this year, your life
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  • Would get better.
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  • It's that one neighbor.
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  • I used to have a neighbor, he did not like me.
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  • But you know what, if i weren't me, i probably--never mind.
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  • But he did not like me, there is something about me he
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  • Didn't like.
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  • And i would always think to myself, "if you knew me better,
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  • You wouldn't like me more than you already do."
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  • But every time i came to my house, i'm driving down the
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  • Road, he would see me and flip me off, like flip me off.
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  • I was in my early thirties.
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  • He was in his late one hundreds.
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  • And he would flip me off and shake it at the same time.
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  • I would think to myself, "self, take your belt off,
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  • Go whip him."
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  • And then it dawned on me, he's not the one with the problem.
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  • I'm the one with the problem, i've become so fragile that a
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  • Neighbor can take me down to a place i don't wanna go.
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  • So i had to build myself up.
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  • "frankie, frankie, frankie, jesus loves you and come on,
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  • Come on, shake yourself together."
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  • But nevertheless, it was bothering me.
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  • He could pull me to a place emotionally.
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  • I could be driving home and i'm in a great mood.
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  • I get down on my own street, this is where i live and he
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  • Starts, he's dragging me around, pulling me around.
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  • I don't know if you've ever been there, but i hate that.
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  • I'm the victim.
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  • There's a lot of times where i've said something, i've done
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  • Something and you know, i walked into it.
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  • I didn't even do anything.
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  • Not that i remember anyway.
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  • But you're being dragged around, pulled around.
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  • Let me go to the next verse where it says this: "the torment
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  • Of the grave overtook me."
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  • Now, this is the second point, we're not talking about people
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  • Pulling you anymore.
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  • We're not talking about people treating you bad anymore, now
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  • We're talking about torment, torment.
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  • This is, i don't know if you've ever felt this before, but when
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  • You can tell that what you are fighting is not a person,
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  • It's not flesh and blood, it's ephesians 6:12, it's not flesh
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  • And blood.
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  • You can tell there's a demon messing with you.
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  • You can tell there's a demon tormenting your family.
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  • You can tell.
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  • You know you're not gonna get along with your husband and or
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  • Your wife all the time, but this is different.
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  • There's a spirit trying to divide you.
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  • There's a spirit, all of us fussing and argue with our kids.
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  • It's frustrating when there are only two.
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  • But you can tell, you can tell when there's a spirit in
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  • The air.
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  • I tell you i have felt an evil spirit like i can feel the shirt
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  • On my back twice.
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  • And if you ever feel that, you will never ever, ever forget it.
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  • It is the scariest feeling that you can possibly feel.
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  • Now it boggles my theology, because hell is referred to as a
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  • Lake of fire.
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  • Hell is referred to as a place where there's only fire, and so
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  • I don't have the theology to support this, but let me say
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  • This, there's theology in what i'm about to say.
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  • It was the first time that i was in an environment where the holy
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  • Spirit was not.
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  • You see, you can ignore the lord all you want to, but you know
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  • That you are one glance away from feeling his presence again.
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  • You know, you're just one glance and that's the funny thing.
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  • We are prone to wander, but jesus is prone to chase.
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  • And so we know that the holy spirit is just one thought away.
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  • Have you ever been there?
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  • Come on, wave at me, he's one thought away.
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  • But in that moment, that was the first time i had ever
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  • Experienced, there was no holy spirit and all i felt was evil.
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  • And the thought that i thought, i had two quick thoughts was, "i
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  • Do not belong here."
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  • I do not belong here, and my next thought was, "i'm never
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  • Getting out."
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  • I do not belong here and i knew i was never gonna get out.
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  • You know, the people that are in hell right now, they are
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  • Thinking to themself, "i don't belong here."
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  • Hell was made for demons.
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  • Hell was made for evil spirits.
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  • It was not made for human beings.
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  • Human beings choose to go there.
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  • When you ignore jesus and you don't surrender your life to
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  • Him, when you decide not to surrender your life, you are
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  • Choosing to go there.
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  • I feel so bad, i feel so bad for people who acknowledge, i know
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  • There's a god.
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  • Oh yeah, i know there's jesus, especially on christmas when we
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  • Start trading presents.
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  • But they have a secret life that nobody knows about and they know
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  • That their heart is not for god.
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  • They know that, they know it deep down in here.
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  • And these people will be in a place and they will say to
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  • Themselves, "i'm never getting out of here."
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  • You see, you can fool people, but you can't fool god.
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  • You cannot and you're gonna spend forever somewhere.
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  • Do you know that the devil knows more scriptures than all of us?
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  • Do you know that the devil believes in god?
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  • Do you know that the devil believes in jesus?
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  • Just believing in god and believing in jesus does not get
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  • You a reservation in heaven, i'm sorry to say that.
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  • It's the people who surrender their life to the lord, it's the
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  • People who say, i'm not living for me, as much as i love to do
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  • These things, i know you don't love it and i will choose to
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  • Sacrifice my own desires, because i know that you don't
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  • Like it.
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  • That's a huge step but it's these people that the lord says,
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  • I see how you're living on earth, and therefore you will
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  • Live with me for eternity.
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  • Frankie: i hope you're enjoying today's sermon.
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  • I'd like to hit pause just for a moment, because every sunday we
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  • Always pray for people who need a healing in their body.
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  • I hope this next testimony encourages you to believe god
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  • For miracles in your own life.
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  • Tiffany: i had been having shoulder pain in my
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  • Right shoulder.
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  • It's actually a shoulder area between my neck and my shoulder
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  • For a couple of months now and i didn't remember any specific
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  • Injury or anything, any incident that caused that, but i just had
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  • Been dealing with it.
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  • I would wake up with it and it would just throughout the day be
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  • Intermittent and last week during service, pastor had a
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  • Word of knowledge and he called out right shoulder pain and that
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  • It felt like an ice pick.
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  • And that was pretty much an exact description of this pain
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  • That i'd been having.
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  • So i did go down to the front and there were several people
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  • That were experiencing the same thing.
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  • And so pastor had said he was going to pray from the stage
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  • Instead of coming down.
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  • And so he did, we're all standing in line and i remember
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  • Just before he started to pray that there was a very cool like
  • 00:15:58.247 --> 00:16:04.153
  • Breeze behind me.
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  • And i thought, "oh, i wonder if someone just walked behind me."
  • 00:16:05.487 --> 00:16:08.891
  • And i know that didn't happen because my daughter said she'd
  • 00:16:08.891 --> 00:16:12.261
  • Been watching me the whole time from the audience and she said
  • 00:16:12.261 --> 00:16:15.931
  • That there was nobody behind me.
  • 00:16:15.931 --> 00:16:17.933
  • And i know, know, there wasn't anybody behind me, but i felt
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  • That and then when pastor started praying and was going
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  • Through the prayer for all of us, i did feel in that right
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  • Shoulder area just a warmth, like it wasn't heat, but it was
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  • Like a warm touch, like an actual hand and there was no one
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  • Laying hands on me.
  • 00:16:35.117 --> 00:16:36.452
  • So, anyway i just started to feel the healing happen and
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  • Pastor had asked us all to begin to do the movement or any
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  • Movements that would've been causing us pain before and so i
  • 00:16:46.228 --> 00:16:49.198
  • Started moving my shoulder around and doing things that
  • 00:16:49.198 --> 00:16:51.600
  • Would've hurt before and it wasn't hurting at all and i'm
  • 00:16:51.600 --> 00:16:55.337
  • Just, i'm so thankful 'cause i haven't had any of that pain
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  • Ever since.
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  • And so i believe i'm healed and i praise him for it.
  • 00:17:00.409 --> 00:17:03.712
  • Frankie: let me just go point number three.
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  • I think you guys got the point of number two, but just in
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  • Summary, point number one is being wrapped with ropes
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  • By death.
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  • That's when someone's pulling you.
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  • Point number two is when you have the torment of the grave,
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  • That's a spiritual battle.
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  • It's not a battle against a person.
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  • And i know some of you are like, there is no, it's all flesh.
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  • I know the scripture, work with me.
  • 00:17:26.935 --> 00:17:30.772
  • Number three, he says this: "all i could see was problems.
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  • All i could see was trouble and sorrow."
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  • Now, i have a friend of mine, his name is randy, and randy was
  • 00:17:41.884 --> 00:17:48.223
  • Going to go deep into the forest with his friend.
  • 00:17:48.223 --> 00:17:52.261
  • Now his friend was like tarzan, he was like born in the woods.
  • 00:17:52.261 --> 00:17:57.065
  • Like he's born there, he's been there, he goes out there for
  • 00:17:57.065 --> 00:18:00.002
  • Weeks and doesn't come back.
  • 00:18:00.002 --> 00:18:02.437
  • Like it's just his shtick.
  • 00:18:02.437 --> 00:18:04.506
  • And so randy went with him and they were gonna ride horses and
  • 00:18:04.506 --> 00:18:08.777
  • They were just gonna go deep and camp or whatever.
  • 00:18:08.777 --> 00:18:12.481
  • Well, randy's friend, my friend randy, my friend is randy.
  • 00:18:12.481 --> 00:18:16.818
  • Randy, his friend, said, "look, i'll ride the horse, i want you
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  • To ride my mule."
  • 00:18:22.491 --> 00:18:24.426
  • Now, i found this out when randy was telling me this story that
  • 00:18:24.426 --> 00:18:28.530
  • When you go deep into the woods, a mule is like a cadillac.
  • 00:18:28.530 --> 00:18:33.635
  • And the reason why, is mules are very sure footed, and
  • 00:18:33.635 --> 00:18:40.209
  • They're stronger.
  • 00:18:40.209 --> 00:18:42.177
  • And so when you're on a mule, it's stronger, it's
  • 00:18:42.177 --> 00:18:45.981
  • More surefooted.
  • 00:18:45.981 --> 00:18:47.950
  • But as they were going deeper into the woods, my friend randy
  • 00:18:47.950 --> 00:18:52.554
  • Was following, i'll just call him his guide even though they
  • 00:18:52.554 --> 00:18:55.357
  • Were friends.
  • 00:18:55.357 --> 00:18:57.192
  • He's following his guide and all of a sudden the mule locks up.
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  • And you've said to people or heard people say, "stubborn as
  • 00:19:02.431 --> 00:19:07.002
  • A mule."
  • 00:19:07.002 --> 00:19:08.503
  • The reason why i say stubborn as a mule is when a mule decides
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  • It's not moving, it's not moving.
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  • You can whip that thing all you want to, you can kick it, you
  • 00:19:14.376 --> 00:19:17.813
  • Can feed it apples, it's not moving.
  • 00:19:17.813 --> 00:19:21.116
  • And so my friend randy says to the guide, he says, "look, the
  • 00:19:21.116 --> 00:19:27.122
  • Mule's not moving."
  • 00:19:27.122 --> 00:19:29.057
  • And the guide turns around and he says, "he smells a bear.
  • 00:19:29.057 --> 00:19:35.697
  • Let's get out of here."
  • 00:19:35.697 --> 00:19:37.933
  • Turns around, gets out of here.
  • 00:19:37.933 --> 00:19:39.268
  • Now the guy, the mule was his, and so they say that a horse or
  • 00:19:39.268 --> 00:19:46.441
  • A mule is closer than a dog and its master.
  • 00:19:46.441 --> 00:19:50.512
  • I don't know if that's true, i've never had a mule but
  • 00:19:50.512 --> 00:19:52.781
  • Nevertheless, the owner of the mule, he knew what the mule
  • 00:19:52.781 --> 00:19:56.318
  • Was feeling.
  • 00:19:56.318 --> 00:19:57.686
  • When i heard that story, what came to my mind was, that mule
  • 00:19:57.686 --> 00:20:03.025
  • Was born and raised on a ranch.
  • 00:20:03.025 --> 00:20:06.428
  • He's probably never even seen a bear before.
  • 00:20:06.428 --> 00:20:10.265
  • How all of a sudden does he smell a bear and know it's
  • 00:20:10.265 --> 00:20:13.035
  • A bear?
  • 00:20:13.035 --> 00:20:15.304
  • I don't know, but i do know when i walk into a room, i've never
  • 00:20:15.304 --> 00:20:20.142
  • Seen a devil and i've never seen an evil spirit, but i know it
  • 00:20:20.142 --> 00:20:24.946
  • When i feel it.
  • 00:20:24.946 --> 00:20:26.348
  • Have you ever been there before?
  • 00:20:26.348 --> 00:20:27.783
  • I know it when i feel it.
  • 00:20:27.783 --> 00:20:30.118
  • I've never seen it, but i know it when i feel it.
  • 00:20:30.118 --> 00:20:33.855
  • You know, this last point is, all i could see was trouble
  • 00:20:33.855 --> 00:20:36.825
  • And sorrow.
  • 00:20:36.825 --> 00:20:38.493
  • All of you have gone to an eye doctor where they look into your
  • 00:20:38.493 --> 00:20:42.064
  • Eyes and they shut the rooms off and they take that little
  • 00:20:42.064 --> 00:20:44.800
  • Flashlight and they put it in your eye and they're like, keep
  • 00:20:44.800 --> 00:20:47.469
  • Your eye open.
  • 00:20:47.469 --> 00:20:48.804
  • And i'm like, you're shining a flashlight in my eye and you're
  • 00:20:48.804 --> 00:20:56.111
  • Trying to keep it, it's kind of like, just bear with me, i have
  • 00:20:56.111 --> 00:20:59.481
  • Add; don't pray for me, i love it.
  • 00:20:59.481 --> 00:21:01.917
  • But it's kind of like when you go to the dentist and they have
  • 00:21:01.917 --> 00:21:04.586
  • Their whole arm inside of your mouth and they're asking
  • 00:21:04.586 --> 00:21:08.023
  • You questions.
  • 00:21:08.023 --> 00:21:10.792
  • It's like [mumbling]
  • 00:21:10.792 --> 00:21:14.363
  • And then they get that hook and they start stabbing you in the
  • 00:21:14.363 --> 00:21:17.532
  • Mouth, you start bleeding and they're like, "well, you're not
  • 00:21:17.532 --> 00:21:19.868
  • Flossing enough."
  • 00:21:19.868 --> 00:21:23.338
  • You're stabbing me with a hook--that i floss--you're--okay
  • 00:21:23.338 --> 00:21:30.145
  • Alright, i'm sorry, i'm sorry.
  • 00:21:30.145 --> 00:21:37.119
  • So the eye doctor-- i'm so proud of myself that i made my way
  • 00:21:37.185 --> 00:21:39.788
  • Back home.
  • 00:21:39.788 --> 00:21:41.189
  • But the eye doctor, the eye doctor shines a light into
  • 00:21:41.189 --> 00:21:44.960
  • People's eyes and one of the things that they look for, is
  • 00:21:44.960 --> 00:21:48.630
  • They look at the veins in the eyes.
  • 00:21:48.630 --> 00:21:50.799
  • They look and they can tell that if there's unhealthy veins in
  • 00:21:50.799 --> 00:21:54.403
  • The eyes, that means that your heart, your cardiovascular
  • 00:21:54.403 --> 00:21:59.408
  • System is in a lot of trouble.
  • 00:21:59.408 --> 00:22:02.611
  • You can look into someone's eyes and you can tell the condition
  • 00:22:02.611 --> 00:22:06.415
  • Of the heart.
  • 00:22:06.415 --> 00:22:08.383
  • It was shakespeare who said that "the eyes are the window to
  • 00:22:08.383 --> 00:22:12.788
  • The soul."
  • 00:22:12.788 --> 00:22:14.356
  • You can see it, and so when he said, i see only trouble, i see
  • 00:22:14.356 --> 00:22:21.463
  • Only sorrows--when you are wrapped up by ropes and there's
  • 00:22:21.463 --> 00:22:25.901
  • A person dragging you, when you can only experience torment, and
  • 00:22:25.901 --> 00:22:34.209
  • That's the only thing you can see.
  • 00:22:34.209 --> 00:22:37.012
  • But the very last verse and what we talked about this morning was
  • 00:22:37.012 --> 00:22:40.081
  • Verse number 4, whenever he says this:
  • 00:22:40.081 --> 00:22:44.453
  • "and so i called on the lord," is my favorite words of the
  • 00:22:44.453 --> 00:22:52.461
  • Entire four versus.
  • 00:22:52.461 --> 00:22:55.197
  • "please help me."
  • 00:22:55.197 --> 00:22:58.500
  • Please help me.
  • 00:22:58.500 --> 00:23:00.802
  • Now, what's troubling, is that it says, "and so i called on
  • 00:23:00.802 --> 00:23:07.476
  • The lord."
  • 00:23:07.476 --> 00:23:08.810
  • That means it was a response to what had happened.
  • 00:23:08.810 --> 00:23:13.582
  • And i can't help but to think you were wrapped by ropes, you
  • 00:23:13.582 --> 00:23:20.121
  • Were being dragged around by people, you could sense that
  • 00:23:20.121 --> 00:23:24.559
  • There was an evil spirit doing something--all you could--and
  • 00:23:24.559 --> 00:23:28.263
  • Then, and then you pray.
  • 00:23:28.263 --> 00:23:33.668
  • "and so i prayed."
  • 00:23:33.668 --> 00:23:36.705
  • I am guilty of this.
  • 00:23:36.705 --> 00:23:38.507
  • I am as guilty as this psalmist, where i've gone through seasons
  • 00:23:38.507 --> 00:23:43.879
  • Where the lord is not my first option.
  • 00:23:43.879 --> 00:23:47.983
  • He's my last resort.
  • 00:23:47.983 --> 00:23:50.352
  • I just walk through hell and then i get about halfway through
  • 00:23:50.352 --> 00:23:54.890
  • And i'm like, "lord, please."
  • 00:23:54.890 --> 00:23:57.959
  • What i wish i would've done is at the first gust of evil wind,
  • 00:23:57.959 --> 00:24:04.332
  • At the first blow of trouble, at the first one,
  • 00:24:04.332 --> 00:24:08.303
  • Not when i'm like all the way down--at the first sense
  • 00:24:08.303 --> 00:24:13.441
  • Of trouble, "lord please, lord please."
  • 00:24:13.441 --> 00:24:19.180
  • Do you know in psalms 56:9, it says this: "the very day you
  • 00:24:19.180 --> 00:24:25.654
  • Call for help, the tide of the battle turns."
  • 00:24:25.654 --> 00:24:29.925
  • The very day, come on put your--the day.
  • 00:24:29.925 --> 00:24:33.862
  • I don't want my day where i call for help to be after i'm already
  • 00:24:33.862 --> 00:24:39.434
  • Down the spiral of depression and discouragement.
  • 00:24:39.434 --> 00:24:43.438
  • I want my first day to be on the first day where i realize i'm
  • 00:24:43.438 --> 00:24:48.710
  • Out of control.
  • 00:24:48.710 --> 00:24:50.245
  • I'm not in control of this relationship, this relationship
  • 00:24:50.245 --> 00:24:52.781
  • Is dictating my life.
  • 00:24:52.781 --> 00:24:55.350
  • That, at that first moment, please help me.
  • 00:24:55.350 --> 00:24:59.821
  • I need you.
  • 00:24:59.821 --> 00:25:01.423
  • Do you know that the most powerful prayers that you can
  • 00:25:01.423 --> 00:25:04.259
  • Pray are the short prayers that are full with passion
  • 00:25:04.259 --> 00:25:08.129
  • And fervency?
  • 00:25:08.129 --> 00:25:09.564
  • They're the short prayers.
  • 00:25:09.564 --> 00:25:11.266
  • If you pray for an hour and a half, two hours, you will find
  • 00:25:11.266 --> 00:25:14.903
  • That your prayer time will be filled with short sentences.
  • 00:25:14.903 --> 00:25:19.541
  • "i love you, i need you, i need your mercy."
  • 00:25:19.541 --> 00:25:24.646
  • It's the short prayers that touch the heart of god.
  • 00:25:24.646 --> 00:25:28.883
  • Don't get me wrong, the long prayers, the songs, the worship,
  • 00:25:28.883 --> 00:25:33.154
  • But there's something about the desperation of a person who can
  • 00:25:33.154 --> 00:25:38.059
  • Only get a few words out of their mouth.
  • 00:25:38.059 --> 00:25:41.630
  • They can only get.
  • 00:25:41.630 --> 00:25:43.098
  • I wanna close with this last verse.
  • 00:25:43.098 --> 00:25:45.700
  • It's in isaiah chapter 61, verse 1, where it says this: "and the
  • 00:25:45.700 --> 00:25:51.406
  • Spirit of the lord was upon me to bring the good news to the
  • 00:25:51.406 --> 00:25:56.711
  • Poor, to comfort the broken hearted, and to proclaim that
  • 00:25:56.711 --> 00:26:02.984
  • The prisoners and the captives will be set free."
  • 00:26:02.984 --> 00:26:08.890
  • The prisoners are those that have done something wrong.
  • 00:26:08.890 --> 00:26:14.295
  • You have brought this on yourself.
  • 00:26:14.295 --> 00:26:18.566
  • The captives have done nothing wrong.
  • 00:26:18.566 --> 00:26:21.703
  • They are the victim, they were walking down the straight and
  • 00:26:21.703 --> 00:26:26.174
  • Narrow, and a wolf jumped out and grabbed them by the leg.
  • 00:26:26.174 --> 00:26:31.513
  • But whether you brought it on yourself or whether you are the
  • 00:26:31.513 --> 00:26:36.217
  • Victim, the lord says to both of you, "you will be set free.
  • 00:26:36.217 --> 00:26:42.924
  • I've brought you out of trouble before, i'll do it again."
  • 00:26:42.924 --> 00:26:47.062
  • Can you put your hands together?
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  • Come on.
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