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Miracles At The Pool

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November 15, 2020
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Frankie Mazzapica shares an encouraging message from Celebration Church in The Woodlands; TX.

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  • Frankie Mazzapica:Thank you for tuning in,
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  • my name is Frankie Mazzapica.
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  • If you've never heard me speak,it's my pleasure
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  • to encourage you today.
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  • The title of the messageis "Miracles at the Pool."
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  • This message comesfrom John chapter 5.
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  • Jesus was walkinginto Jerusalem.
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  • Now, right in the middleof Jerusalem,
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  • there's like a town square.
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  • And in that town squareare these pools.
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  • It's called the poolsof Bethesda.
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  • Now, Jesus came walkinginto Jerusalem,
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  • he's walking around the pools,and there's sick people
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  • everywhere,all around the pools.
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  • Now, before I get too deep intothis scene and what happened,
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  • I wanna point out that nobodycelebrated Jesus
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  • when he walked up to the pools.
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  • There were no big crowdsaround him.
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  • Nobody was shouting his name,which was very odd,
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  • because if you studythe Scriptures,
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  • every time he walkedinto Galilee or Samaria,
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  • there would be multitudesof people around him,
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  • and they would becelebrating him,
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  • walking around him.
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  • Throngs of peoplewere around him,
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  • and they were wonderingwhat he was gonna do next.
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  • They would bringsick people to him,
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  • and people who weren't sickjust wanted to watch to see
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  • somebody get healed.
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  • If you read Mark chapter 3,you'll find out that in certain
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  • towns and cities, there wereso many people around him,
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  • he didn't even have timeto sit down and eat.
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  • One time, he was walkinginto Jericho,
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  • and the crowd that was followinghim was so loud,
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  • they were screaming,and they were excited,
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  • there was a blind man sittingon the side of the road,
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  • and he asked,"What is that noise?"
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  • And they said,"Well, Jesus is coming."
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  • And he started shouting outto Jesus to come over to him
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  • and heal him.
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  • But in thisparticular situation,
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  • he's walking into this poolarea, this town center area,
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  • and nobody is sayinganything to him.
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  • And this thought comesto my mind,
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  • it's in Revelationschapter 3 verse 20,
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  • where it says, "Behold, I standat the door and knock.
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  • If anyone hears my voice," whichimplies while he is knocking,
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  • he's shouting.
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  • "If anyone hears my voiceand opens the door,
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  • I will come into himand dine with him,
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  • and he will dine with me."
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  • Jesus doesn't walk aroundthe pools of Bethesda anymore,
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  • because he's able to walkright up to us,
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  • right up to our hearts, and tap.
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  • And every single timehe crosses your mind,
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  • that's him showing up andreminding you that he loves you.
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  • I want to encourage you, if youdon't hear anything else today,
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  • if the rest of the messagedoes not apply to you,
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  • please hear me say this.
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  • The presence of God isaround you just like oxygen,
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  • so as you're walking,you are walking in his glory.
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  • And so, take moments throughoutthe day to be conscious
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  • of his glory.
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  • Whisper to him, "I'm thinkingabout you."
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  • If you're thinking about him,tell him you're thinking
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  • about him.
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  • If a loved one ever texted youand said,
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  • "I'm thinking about you,"doesn't that feel good?
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  • Just whisper to the Lord,"I'm thinking about you.
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  • I love you, Jesus.
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  • Thank you for coming to my mind.
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  • Keep on coming to my mind."
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  • The more you acknowledgethose thoughts,
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  • the more those thoughtswill come to you.
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  • The more you engagein conversation,
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  • the more conversationsyou will have,
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  • because the more you pray,the more you wanna pray.
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  • The less you pray,the less you wanna pray.
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  • So, he walks upinto this pool area,
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  • and he sees thesesick people everywhere.
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  • There's sick people everywhere,and it reminds me
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  • about the power of two.
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  • See, the sick people werehanging out with sick people.
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  • The two people that youhang out with most has
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  • the most influence on you.
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  • If you hang out with two peoplewho always have a bad attitude,
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  • you will be the third.
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  • If you hang out with two peoplethat are highly critical,
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  • you will be the third.
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  • If you hang out with two peoplethat is not real excited
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  • about church, that can take itor leave it,
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  • that go to church onceevery 60, 90 days,
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  • you will be the third.
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  • But in like manner, if you hangout with three people
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  • who love God, who are passionateabout God,
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  • you will be the third.
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  • If you hang out with threepeople that back up and say,
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  • "Now, hold on a second here."
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  • In 1 Corinthians chapter,I think 14 verse 1, it says,
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  • "To pursue loveand desire spiritual gifts."
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  • If you hang out with peoplewho pursue love and desire
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  • spiritual gifts, you, too,will pursue love
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  • and desire spiritual gifts.
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  • You have to be very particularabout the people
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  • that you hang out with.
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  • I grew up on the east sideof Houston,
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  • I went to North ShoreHigh School,
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  • and I remember I waspreaching on the stage,
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  • it was back in the day when wehad Wednesday night services.
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  • It was several years ago.
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  • And I looked to the backof the sanctuary,
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  • and I saw somebody who knew mein high school.
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  • And I thought to myself,"God, anyone you want to come
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  • to this church is welcome,because it's your church,
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  • but if it's okay, will you notinvite anyone who knew me
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  • in high school?"
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  • I don't even wanna talk aboutthe way I was in high school,
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  • because if Goddoesn't remember it,
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  • I shouldn't remember it either.
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  • Just know this,they were shocked
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  • and they came here to seeif it was true.
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  • They were shocked.
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  • When I came up to 'em, I said,"Look, I know what
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  • you're thinking,I'm thinking the same thing.
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  • I'm thinking the same thing."
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  • In spite of the fact that I wasliving like a complete hoodlum,
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  • I knew I was living likea hoodlum.
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  • Does anyone here have thoseseasons where you're acting
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  • bat crazy and you know it?
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  • Have you ever been arguingwith a husband, wife,
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  • or your best friend,and you think to yourself,
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  • "I've gone crazy,but it's too late now?"
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  • I remember my senior yearsitting there knowing
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  • I was gone, I was bat crazy,and I turned around,
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  • and I lookedat my very good friend,
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  • his name was Michael.
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  • I said, "Michael,when we graduate,
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  • you'll never see me again."
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  • And he goes-you know,this was in the '90s,
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  • so, "Come on, bro.
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  • Come on, bro, we gotta be boysforever, man, boys forever."
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  • I'm looking at him with curlyhair, believe it or not,
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  • curly hair and two loopearrings,
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  • and I looked at him, and I said,"You'll never see me again.
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  • You'll never see me again."
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  • I knew I had placesI wanted to go,
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  • and if I hung out with the samepeople I've always ran with,
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  • I'll never get to whereI wanna go.
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  • Nine months later,I moved to Rockford,
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  • Illinois at 19 years old,went into Bible college,
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  • drew the line in the sand,and said, "I'm all in.
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  • This ship is either gonna sinkor it's gonna sail."
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  • One thing's for sure, I'm notrunning with the people
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  • I used to run with anymore.
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  • Does that speak to anybody?
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  • It's the power of two.
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  • Well, these sick people,the only friends they had
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  • were people like them,who talked like them,
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  • and thought like them,and complained like them.
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  • So, Jesus walked up to thisparticular guy who had been sick
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  • for 38 years, and he lookedat him, and he said,
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  • "Do you wanna get well?"
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  • Now, Jesus already knewthe answer to the question,
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  • but he wanted to havea conversation with him.
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  • See, relationship isn'tan important thing to God,
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  • it's everything.
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  • He can change what's happeningto a person in a moment,
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  • but what's happening in a personoften times is a process.
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  • And he says I want youto talk to me.
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  • Talk to me.
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  • I know you don't feel like it,but talk to me.
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  • You know, sometimes when I pray,I wonder to myself,
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  • "Am I just talkingto the wall here?"
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  • You know, am I just talkingto the wall?
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  • So, what I'll do is,I'll light candles.
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  • These are actually candlesout of my office.
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  • I'll light candles.
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  • Now, I'm not Catholic,so I put no value in candles
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  • while I'm praying, none at all.
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  • The reason why I do it,
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  • it has no spiritualsignificance,
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  • it has everything to dowith these head games
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  • that I have sometimes.
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  • It's a strategic move to remindmyself that my prayers
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  • are making a difference.
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  • See, Psalms 56:9 says,"Every time you pray,
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  • the tide of the battle turns."
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  • Every time, but mostof the time,
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  • it doesn't feel that way.
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  • So, I'll light some candles,and I'll look at the candle,
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  • and I'll light it, and thenI'll walk away.
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  • See, when a flame touchescandle wax,
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  • it immediately begins to change.
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  • The shape of the candleimmediately begins to shift,
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  • and it continues to shift solong as that flame is burning.
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  • And so, I'll turn aroundand I'll look at the candle,
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  • and I'll say to myself, "Justas sure as that candle wax
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  • has shifted underneath thatflame, my prayers has caused
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  • my life to shift underneathhis presence."
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  • If that wax has changed,so has my life.
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  • If that wax has changed,so has my anointing.
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  • I am stronger now thanI was five minutes ago.
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  • I'm stronger now.
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  • I can't see it,I can't smell it,
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  • I can't touch it,but I can't see
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  • the wax change before my eyes.
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  • It happens so fast,I can't see it.
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  • But if the wax is changingin the last five minutes
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  • while I've been praying,then my life is changing
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  • in the last five minuteswhile I'm praying.
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  • God wants us to talk to him.
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  • And so, he backs upand he looks at 'em,
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  • and he says these words.
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  • He says, "Stand upand grab your mat."
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  • Now, first of all, there'sa lot of excitement
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  • that's taking place, okay?
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  • The man is jumping up,he's happy, he's pumped,
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  • he's excited,the disciples are excited,
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  • everybody's happy.
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  • But let's just pausefor a second.
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  • There were two commandsin the one sentence.
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  • He said, "Stand up,and grab your mat."
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  • Grabbing the mat was ofequal importance to Jesus.
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  • So, you back up and say, "Why?
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  • Why did he tell himto grab his mat?
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  • Was he just being kind?"
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  • "Hey, I don't want youto forget your mat."
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  • I don't think so.I don't think so.
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  • See, that mat was his testimony.
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  • When he walkedaround with that mat,
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  • people would lookat him and say,
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  • "Hey," especially the Jewishleaders of the day.
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  • Because that momenthappened during the Sabbath,
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  • and on the Sabbath, you weren'tallowed to carry things.
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  • And so, they said, "Hey,you're not allowed to do that."
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  • His testimony is outloud for everybody to see.
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  • It was his opportunity to say,"God's not who you think he is.
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  • You think that if I pick upthis mat,
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  • God's gonna crush meinto smithereens.
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  • No, that's not the kindof God he is."
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  • See, in Psalms chapter 130verse 7, it says,
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  • "Keep hoping, keep trusting,keep waiting,
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  • for our God is trustworthy,kind, and forgiving,
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  • and he has a thousand waysto set you free."
  • 00:13:19.552 --> 00:13:22.822
  • Here's the second major pointof the message.
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  • Memorize that Psalms 130verse 7.
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  • It's in the Passion translation.
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  • And every single time you feellike your life is over,
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  • or everything's comingto an end,
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  • or what you're hoping foris never gonna happen,
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  • you just lay on your pillowand quote that verse,
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  • and just say, "You know what?
  • 00:13:45.745 --> 00:13:48.381
  • He's trustworthy, he's kind,and he's forgiving.
  • 00:13:48.414 --> 00:13:52.852
  • He's trustworthy, he's kind,and he's-I can trust him.
  • 00:13:52.885 --> 00:13:57.523
  • I can trust him.I can trust him.
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  • He's kind, he's kind,and he's forgiving.
  • 00:13:59.392 --> 00:14:01.794
  • He has a thousand waysto answer my prayers.
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  • He has a thousand waysto bless me.
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  • He's got a thousand ways."
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  • That mat was his testimony.
  • 00:14:09.735 --> 00:14:11.804
  • Everyone who saw the mat,he had an opportunity
  • 00:14:11.837 --> 00:14:14.807
  • to share his testimony.
  • 00:14:14.840 --> 00:14:17.243
  • "This is what Jesus did for me."
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  • Let's never forget our testimonyis a weapon.
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  • It's a weapon.
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  • It's what we use.
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  • Let me see if I can illustratethis with a visual example.
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  • Every time God doessomething for you,
  • 00:14:32.525 --> 00:14:35.962
  • you receive a weapon.
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  • You are walking aroundwith a testimony.
  • 00:14:37.964 --> 00:14:40.933
  • It's a weapon.
  • 00:14:40.967 --> 00:14:42.635
  • Let me illustrate.
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  • When you walk up to somebodyand you invite them to church,
  • 00:14:44.136 --> 00:14:47.139
  • what's the best way to do it?
  • 00:14:47.173 --> 00:14:49.675
  • Should you invite themand then quote your 17
  • 00:14:49.709 --> 00:14:52.345
  • favorite Scriptures?
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  • Or, do you walk up to 'em andbegin to tell them your story?
  • 00:14:54.880 --> 00:15:00.286
  • See, your story, "Hey,you should come to church
  • 00:15:00.319 --> 00:15:02.955
  • with me because, dot, dot, dot."
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  • Your story pierces betweenthe bone and the marrow,
  • 00:15:05.825 --> 00:15:09.228
  • because it is saturatedwith the presence of God.
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  • Your story, your testimony.
  • 00:15:12.498 --> 00:15:15.968
  • This isn't me tryingto be eloquent,
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  • this is just me telling youwhat the Scriptures say.
  • 00:15:18.004 --> 00:15:21.707
  • In Revelations 19:10, it says,"The testimony of Jesus is
  • 00:15:21.741 --> 00:15:26.479
  • the spirit of prophecy."
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  • So, when you testify of whatJesus did for you,
  • 00:15:28.948 --> 00:15:32.418
  • you are telling them whatJesus wants to do for them.
  • 00:15:32.451 --> 00:15:36.622
  • So, when you say to somebody,"I went through a divorce,
  • 00:15:36.655 --> 00:15:41.460
  • and I felt like I waslosing everything.
  • 00:15:41.494 --> 00:15:44.330
  • I don't know how God did it,but he put my life
  • 00:15:44.363 --> 00:15:47.800
  • back together again."
  • 00:15:47.833 --> 00:15:49.635
  • That is a weapon.
  • 00:15:49.668 --> 00:15:51.270
  • And what Satan is so goodat doing is coming up
  • 00:15:51.303 --> 00:15:56.308
  • with righteous reasons to getyou to lay down your testimony.
  • 00:15:56.342 --> 00:16:02.615
  • He'll say things like,"You know what?
  • 00:16:02.648 --> 00:16:05.785
  • You're just bragging.
  • 00:16:05.818 --> 00:16:08.454
  • You're just telling peoplewhat's good in your life,
  • 00:16:08.487 --> 00:16:13.826
  • so you can brag."
  • 00:16:13.859 --> 00:16:15.294
  • Sometimes he'll come ata different angle and say,
  • 00:16:15.327 --> 00:16:17.496
  • "Don't tell peopleyour testimony,
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  • because if you have a relapse,you're gonna look bad
  • 00:16:20.166 --> 00:16:23.869
  • and you're gonna makeGod look bad."
  • 00:16:23.903 --> 00:16:26.305
  • Somebody who hasa strong addiction,
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  • and it was destroyingtheir life,
  • 00:16:30.943 --> 00:16:33.779
  • if all of a sudden God pullsthem out of that addiction,
  • 00:16:33.813 --> 00:16:36.916
  • and it's a testimony, they don'twanna share it just in case
  • 00:16:36.949 --> 00:16:40.352
  • they fall backinto the addiction.
  • 00:16:40.386 --> 00:16:43.355
  • See, these are all the waysthat the Lord tries to get you
  • 00:16:43.389 --> 00:16:46.592
  • not to share your testimony.
  • 00:16:46.625 --> 00:16:49.595
  • Over the last two years,every single Sunday,
  • 00:16:49.628 --> 00:16:53.966
  • people get healed atCelebration Church.
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  • Every single Sunday.
  • 00:16:56.802 --> 00:16:58.637
  • Everybody doesn't get healed,but every Sunday,
  • 00:16:58.671 --> 00:17:02.608
  • people get physically healed.
  • 00:17:02.641 --> 00:17:04.944
  • And here's the thing.
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  • When you get healed,it is your testimony
  • 00:17:06.545 --> 00:17:09.682
  • to tell people about it.
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  • We've had deaf ears opened,we've had blind eyes opened,
  • 00:17:12.017 --> 00:17:15.955
  • people's cancer has dissolvedright within their body.
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  • Do you know how happythe enemy would be
  • 00:17:19.358 --> 00:17:22.128
  • if you never told anyone?
  • 00:17:22.161 --> 00:17:26.065
  • It's your testimony.
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  • Hey, you're healed, stand upand walk, grab your mat.
  • 00:17:27.833 --> 00:17:30.736
  • Stand up and walk and gotell your testimony.
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  • That's what he's saying.
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  • That's what he's saying, becauseyour testimony is that powerful.
  • 00:17:35.808 --> 00:17:38.911
  • Now, here's something.
  • 00:17:38.944 --> 00:17:41.480
  • This is a little bitof a plot twist.
  • 00:17:41.514 --> 00:17:45.084
  • All of a sudden,somehow or another,
  • 00:17:45.117 --> 00:17:48.420
  • the guy that was healed wentone direction,
  • 00:17:48.454 --> 00:17:50.990
  • and Jesus wentanother direction,
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  • and Jesus walked off,and all of a sudden, he said,
  • 00:17:52.625 --> 00:17:55.161
  • "Oh, I got one more thingto tell him."
  • 00:17:55.194 --> 00:17:58.964
  • And so, the Bible saysthat when Jesus found him,
  • 00:17:58.998 --> 00:18:05.871
  • in order to find someone, youhave to be looking for them.
  • 00:18:05.905 --> 00:18:11.710
  • And so, Jesus walked off,and he said,
  • 00:18:11.744 --> 00:18:15.181
  • "I got one more thingto tell him."
  • 00:18:15.214 --> 00:18:17.616
  • And so, he starts lookingfor him, and then he finds him,
  • 00:18:17.650 --> 00:18:21.287
  • and he goes,"Hey," and the guy's probably,
  • 00:18:21.320 --> 00:18:23.622
  • "Hey, everybody,look at this, look at this,
  • 00:18:23.656 --> 00:18:25.624
  • look at this.
  • 00:18:25.658 --> 00:18:26.959
  • I can do it all.I can do it all.
  • 00:18:26.992 --> 00:18:28.294
  • I can do it all."
  • 00:18:28.327 --> 00:18:29.628
  • "Hey, hey, hey, hey, I gotone question for you.
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  • I have one statement for you.
  • 00:18:33.399 --> 00:18:35.501
  • There's one more thingI want you to know.
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  • Stop sinning, or somethingworse will happen to you."
  • 00:18:40.339 --> 00:18:46.645
  • Now, there's a whole bunchof ways that we could read
  • 00:18:46.679 --> 00:18:50.516
  • into that, a whole bunchof ways.
  • 00:18:50.549 --> 00:18:53.719
  • You know, a lot of 'em youcan kind of apply to your life,
  • 00:18:53.752 --> 00:18:59.758
  • and then there's other wayswhere it doesn't apply
  • 00:18:59.792 --> 00:19:02.228
  • to your life.
  • 00:19:02.261 --> 00:19:03.896
  • There's a lot of waysyou can take that,
  • 00:19:03.929 --> 00:19:05.664
  • but if you just take it for facevalue the way I believe
  • 00:19:05.698 --> 00:19:08.334
  • the Lord wants us to take it,it's just simply, stop sinning.
  • 00:19:08.367 --> 00:19:13.372
  • He's sayingrighteousness matters,
  • 00:19:18.877 --> 00:19:25.517
  • holiness matters.
  • 00:19:25.551 --> 00:19:28.220
  • Now, so the enemy doesn'tcondemn anybody here,
  • 00:19:28.254 --> 00:19:32.157
  • there's a huge difference,a massive difference
  • 00:19:32.191 --> 00:19:35.294
  • between making a mistakeand a flagrant sin.
  • 00:19:35.327 --> 00:19:41.467
  • There's a huge mistake betweenhaving a weakness in your life
  • 00:19:41.500 --> 00:19:46.872
  • that you're prayingwill leave and get away,
  • 00:19:46.905 --> 00:19:50.242
  • so you can be strong inthe area that you're weak,
  • 00:19:50.276 --> 00:19:53.045
  • and flagrantly planning to sin.
  • 00:19:53.078 --> 00:19:57.349
  • I don't know whatthis guy was doing,
  • 00:19:57.383 --> 00:20:00.352
  • but there was somethingin his life where flagrant sin
  • 00:20:00.386 --> 00:20:04.990
  • was a part of it.
  • 00:20:05.024 --> 00:20:07.893
  • And the Lord's saying if you'llgive me some liberty here,
  • 00:20:07.926 --> 00:20:12.831
  • I just healed you,you have a testimony,
  • 00:20:12.865 --> 00:20:16.935
  • you have an assignment.
  • 00:20:16.969 --> 00:20:19.171
  • You and I are in partnership.
  • 00:20:19.204 --> 00:20:21.607
  • You can read all aboutthe partnership that you have
  • 00:20:21.640 --> 00:20:23.876
  • with God in 1 Corinthianschapter 1 verses 8 and 9.
  • 00:20:23.909 --> 00:20:27.680
  • We're partners now.
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  • Everything has changed.
  • 00:20:29.915 --> 00:20:32.184
  • We're partners now,so stop sinning.
  • 00:20:32.217 --> 00:20:36.789
  • You know, the presidentialdebates happened recently,
  • 00:20:36.822 --> 00:20:41.460
  • and I was having a conversationwith somebody,
  • 00:20:41.493 --> 00:20:43.362
  • and the guy that I do not planon voting for,
  • 00:20:43.395 --> 00:20:47.966
  • I started slamming inthe conversation that
  • 00:20:48.000 --> 00:20:51.637
  • I was having with my friends.
  • 00:20:51.670 --> 00:20:53.472
  • I was just saying some stuffthat was just off the top
  • 00:20:53.505 --> 00:20:55.974
  • of my head.
  • 00:20:56.008 --> 00:20:57.309
  • I don't even knowif they're true or not,
  • 00:20:57.343 --> 00:20:58.644
  • I was just ripping him, justripping him and insulting him.
  • 00:20:58.677 --> 00:21:01.146
  • All of a sudden, not out loud,just right down in here,
  • 00:21:01.180 --> 00:21:04.983
  • I just felt the Lord say,"Stop it, stop it.
  • 00:21:05.017 --> 00:21:11.423
  • Other people can, you can't.Other people may, you can't."
  • 00:21:11.457 --> 00:21:20.099
  • See, if you read the Scriptures,you'll see that when a priest,
  • 00:21:20.132 --> 00:21:24.370
  • and all of you are priestsin the eyes of God,
  • 00:21:24.403 --> 00:21:27.039
  • but when a priestwould worship God,
  • 00:21:27.072 --> 00:21:29.875
  • there was an outer court,and then there was an inner
  • 00:21:29.908 --> 00:21:33.379
  • court of the temple, and thenthere was the Holy of Holies.
  • 00:21:33.412 --> 00:21:38.150
  • And when you pray,the first few minutes,
  • 00:21:38.183 --> 00:21:41.854
  • you're in the outer core.
  • 00:21:41.887 --> 00:21:43.689
  • You're trying to get your braingoing in that direction
  • 00:21:43.722 --> 00:21:46.191
  • and stop thinking about thegroceries that you gotta get,
  • 00:21:46.225 --> 00:21:48.861
  • it takes a while.
  • 00:21:48.894 --> 00:21:50.562
  • And then you get to thisinner-court place where
  • 00:21:50.596 --> 00:21:52.865
  • you start feeling like,you know,
  • 00:21:52.898 --> 00:21:55.501
  • now you're praying, now you havea little bit more momentum.
  • 00:21:55.534 --> 00:21:58.504
  • And then you know you'rein the inner court
  • 00:21:58.537 --> 00:22:01.073
  • because you don't wanna stop.
  • 00:22:01.106 --> 00:22:05.010
  • You don't wanna stop praying.
  • 00:22:05.043 --> 00:22:07.212
  • You don't wanna stop andyou're not all paying attention
  • 00:22:07.246 --> 00:22:10.382
  • to the time anymore.
  • 00:22:10.416 --> 00:22:11.717
  • You know you're there,often times you get emotional
  • 00:22:11.750 --> 00:22:14.052
  • because you're inthe presence of God.
  • 00:22:14.086 --> 00:22:17.189
  • And if you readabout the inner court,
  • 00:22:17.222 --> 00:22:19.558
  • you have to go behindthe curtain to be
  • 00:22:19.591 --> 00:22:22.327
  • in this inner court.
  • 00:22:22.361 --> 00:22:24.329
  • You and I cannot gointo the inner court,
  • 00:22:24.363 --> 00:22:28.600
  • the Holies of Holies,because it's the outer court,
  • 00:22:28.634 --> 00:22:32.037
  • inner court, and Holiesof Holies.
  • 00:22:32.070 --> 00:22:33.939
  • You cannot go behind thecurtain in the Holies of Holies,
  • 00:22:33.972 --> 00:22:38.777
  • and have praises come outof your mouth,
  • 00:22:38.811 --> 00:22:42.114
  • and worship him, and he beginsto put his words in your mouth,
  • 00:22:42.147 --> 00:22:47.186
  • and you begin to pray thewords that he's putting in your
  • 00:22:47.219 --> 00:22:50.289
  • spirit, and you begin to have aconversation with the Holies of
  • 00:22:50.322 --> 00:22:54.126
  • Holies, and your mouth literallybecomes an instrument for God.
  • 00:22:54.159 --> 00:23:00.399
  • It's in Romans chapter 6verse 13.
  • 00:23:00.432 --> 00:23:02.501
  • Your mouth turnsinto an instrument.
  • 00:23:02.534 --> 00:23:06.305
  • You cannot have that kind ofexperience and then step out
  • 00:23:06.338 --> 00:23:11.577
  • from behind the curtain andstart ripping into people
  • 00:23:11.610 --> 00:23:15.814
  • that you don't even know.
  • 00:23:15.848 --> 00:23:18.517
  • You cannot step out from behindthat curtain and use the same
  • 00:23:18.550 --> 00:23:23.856
  • instrument that you usedto worship him to tear
  • 00:23:23.889 --> 00:23:27.693
  • other people down.
  • 00:23:27.726 --> 00:23:29.862
  • In Romans chapter 6 verse 13,it says, "Do not let any part
  • 00:23:29.895 --> 00:23:34.700
  • of your body be an instrumentto serve evil."
  • 00:23:34.733 --> 00:23:40.873
  • Give yourself completelyto God and allow your body,
  • 00:23:40.906 --> 00:23:46.678
  • every part of your body,to be an instrument to do
  • 00:23:46.712 --> 00:23:50.282
  • what is good.
  • 00:23:50.315 --> 00:23:52.117
  • So, when you step outfrom behind that curtain,
  • 00:23:52.150 --> 00:23:54.486
  • your mouth, your eyes,your countenance,
  • 00:23:54.520 --> 00:23:59.157
  • your hands, your disposition,the look on your face,
  • 00:23:59.191 --> 00:24:03.695
  • everything, it's all aninstrument for you to use.
  • 00:24:03.729 --> 00:24:07.032
  • When I walk out of this prayerroom, God, just use me,
  • 00:24:07.065 --> 00:24:09.368
  • and then you sit down and say,"That person is a jerk.
  • 00:24:09.401 --> 00:24:13.372
  • This person is an idiot.
  • 00:24:13.405 --> 00:24:14.907
  • Did you see the wayshe was dressed?
  • 00:24:14.940 --> 00:24:16.975
  • Oh, I know you didn't."
  • 00:24:17.009 --> 00:24:18.410
  • No, I'm saying,"No, I know you didn't.
  • 00:24:18.443 --> 00:24:20.579
  • You were just behindthe Holies of Holies."
  • 00:24:20.612 --> 00:24:25.317
  • Are you with me?
  • 00:24:25.350 --> 00:24:26.985
  • Say yes, come on, put your handstogether for that.
  • 00:24:27.019 --> 00:24:29.855
  • In 2 Timothy chapter 2 verse 20,it says this.
  • 00:24:31.657 --> 00:24:36.428
  • "In a great house there are notonly vessels made of gold
  • 00:24:36.461 --> 00:24:41.800
  • and silver,but of wood and clay.
  • 00:24:41.833 --> 00:24:45.203
  • Some for honor andsome for dishonor,
  • 00:24:45.237 --> 00:24:48.540
  • so cleanse yourselfof the latter,
  • 00:24:48.574 --> 00:24:51.944
  • so that you may bea vessel of honor,
  • 00:24:51.977 --> 00:24:54.880
  • sanctified and prepared,ready, ready,
  • 00:24:54.913 --> 00:24:58.717
  • ready for every good workthe Master has planned."
  • 00:24:58.750 --> 00:25:03.789
  • God has called you to bea vessel of honor with
  • 00:25:03.822 --> 00:25:08.660
  • all your mind, with all yourheart, with all your soul.
  • 00:25:08.694 --> 00:25:13.298
  • Dedicate all of you to him,are you with me?
  • 00:25:13.332 --> 00:25:17.336
  • Do you receive that today?Come on, you receive that?
  • 00:25:17.369 --> 00:25:21.039
  • Frankie: I hope youenjoyed today's message.
  • 00:25:22.407 --> 00:25:24.610
  • I'm Frankie Mazzapica.
  • 00:25:24.643 --> 00:25:26.411
  • Our ministry is 23 yearsold, but we are new
  • 00:25:26.445 --> 00:25:29.681
  • to national television.
  • 00:25:29.715 --> 00:25:31.617
  • We are looking for people whowant to partner with us on the
  • 00:25:31.650 --> 00:25:35.621
  • ground floor of thislife-changing ministry.
  • 00:25:35.654 --> 00:25:39.191
  • If that sounds exciting to you,call the number on your screen.
  • 00:25:39.224 --> 00:25:43.095
  • And as a way of saying thankyou, I'm gonna send you an
  • 00:25:43.128 --> 00:25:46.565
  • excerpt of my upcomingeBook, "Seven Miracles."
  • 00:25:46.598 --> 00:25:50.736
  • I am confidentyou will enjoy it.
  • 00:25:50.769 --> 00:25:53.472
  • At the conclusion of all ofour services here at Celebration
  • 00:25:53.505 --> 00:25:56.808
  • Church, we always pray forpeople who need a healing
  • 00:25:56.842 --> 00:25:59.945
  • in their body.
  • 00:25:59.978 --> 00:26:01.413
  • Consequently, we'realways seeing miracles.
  • 00:26:01.446 --> 00:26:04.316
  • I hope this next testimonyencourages you to believe God
  • 00:26:04.349 --> 00:26:08.020
  • for miracles in your own life.
  • 00:26:08.053 --> 00:26:10.555
  • Taylor: So, last September,I had a partial hysterectomy.
  • 00:26:11.490 --> 00:26:15.093
  • I was having a lot of issues,and the doctor told me that
  • 00:26:15.127 --> 00:26:19.765
  • it would be about two weeksof the bulk of my recovery,
  • 00:26:19.798 --> 00:26:24.069
  • that I would really feel likemyself in about two weeks.
  • 00:26:24.102 --> 00:26:26.405
  • He said don't lift anything,don't drive,
  • 00:26:26.438 --> 00:26:28.407
  • just really take it easy.
  • 00:26:28.440 --> 00:26:30.742
  • Picking up my son,putting him in the car seat,
  • 00:26:30.776 --> 00:26:32.310
  • I basically just set myself allthe way back to day one
  • 00:26:32.344 --> 00:26:36.248
  • of recovery, and I wasin a lot of pain.
  • 00:26:36.281 --> 00:26:39.384
  • I was having a lot of painin my right side.
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  • I came to church one Sunday,and Frankie gave the message
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  • and then calledthe prayer partners up,
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  • and I stood right over here,and then he gave a word
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  • of knowledge while we werestanding up here, and he said,
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  • "I have a word of knowledge,I think we need to pray
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  • for somebody who's havingpain in their right side."
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  • And I was having the painright at that moment,
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  • so I put my hand there,and he's praying for me,
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  • and before he finishedthe prayer,
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  • just one time praying,I felt this, like,
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  • icy sensation go allthe way through my body,
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  • and before he even said amen,in the name of Jesus,
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  • I was healed completely,and the pain was gone.
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  • And I was stretchingand celebrating, testing it,
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  • and completely gone.
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  • ♪♪♪
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