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Living From Victory: Anxious for Nothing

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September 6, 2020
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Jesus has rendered sin powerless. We no longer have to struggle to get saved; stay saved; get healed; or have happiness. This episode will reveal the victory that Jesus has already earned.

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Living From Victory: Anxious for Nothing

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  • Gregory Dickow: Well, todaywelcome, I want to thank you
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  • for watching "The Power toChange Today"
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  • and I want to take you back to avery special teaching that
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  • God gave me for the timeswe're living in.
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  • It's a word he gave meprophetically
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  • before the COVID-19 crisis.
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  • It's called "Living fromVictory: Anxious for Nothing."
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  • I believe God gave me this wordprophetically in advance
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  • for you so you don't have tolabor or live under the bondage
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  • of anxiety, worry, stress,or fear.
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  • Listen, with everythingwe're experiencing
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  • in our world right now it's timefor you and me as believers
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  • to live from victory and beanxious for nothing.
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  • Check this out, it will changeyour life forever.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Gregory: "Living fromVictory: Anxious for Nothing"
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  • and as we continue on ourjourney and our walk with God,
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  • it's really vital that weunderstand we don't need to
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  • defeat the devil.
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  • Now the devil is real and hisimpact in this world is real,
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  • from Adam and Eve all the waydown to the people that are
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  • living today, the devil's impactis real but Jesus has diminished
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  • the devil's power and he hasrendered death, sin, and the
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  • grave, powerless.
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  • Only we render it powerful bythe choices that we make.
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  • Jesus though, has rendered sinpowerless, it doesn't have to
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  • control you.
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  • As Jesus has rendered deathpowerless, it doesn't have to
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  • stop you, we can live forever.
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  • And Jesus has rendered the devilpowerless, he doesn't have to
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  • have any authoritycontrol over you.
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  • Now you can either live in thatvictory and live from that
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  • victory, or you can try tobattle the devil at a place, at
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  • a lower level in life where youalready have the victory but you
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  • don't believe it.
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  • And so you're trying andstriving and struggling to get
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  • saved, struggling to stay saved,struggling to get healed,
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  • struggling to have peace,struggling to have joy and
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  • happiness, when all of thosethings were purchased for you at
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  • the cross.
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  • So I want you to live fromvictory, not live for victory;
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  • we're not trying to get it,we're trying to discover that we
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  • already got it.
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  • Say I got it, sayI already got it.
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  • All right, now let me show youwhat I mean by this because
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  • the battle is already won,it is finished.
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  • In John chapter 19, verse 30,Jesus's last three words on the
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  • cross where these three words.
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  • "After he received the sourwine," he received the sour so
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  • that you can receive the sweet.
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  • He received the bitter so thatyou can receive forgiveness.
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  • He received the bad wine so thatyou could receive the good wine.
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  • He received the old covenantwine so that you could receive
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  • the new covenant wine.
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  • He received the curse so you canreceive the blessing.
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  • He received sin in his body sothat you could
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  • receive righteousness.
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  • He received sickness by hisstripes so that you could
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  • receive healing.
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  • He received poverty and lack sothat you can receive abundance.
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  • He received shame so that youcould receive shamelessness.
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  • He received all of the pain andthe suffering of mankind in one
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  • fell swoop on the cross so thatyou could receive victory from
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  • now on for the rest of eternity.
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  • All the days of your life youwere created to walk in the
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  • victory and to live from thatplace.
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  • "And when he had received thesour wine, he said, 'It
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  • is finished.'"
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  • I've rarely been able to sharewith you the in-depth, the depth
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  • of this meaning, of these words,"It is finished."
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  • It's actually an Aramaic wordand a Greek word, and the word
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  • for it is finished is a one worddeclaration that Jesus used and
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  • it was a very famous word, itwas a very popular word and it
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  • was understood on three levelswhen he used it.
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  • When he said, "It is finished,"he uttered the word
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  • tetelestai, tetelestai.
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  • So if you translated these threewords, it is finished, back to
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  • the original language, in Greek,it is tetelestai, tetelestai.
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  • And you say well, whatsignificance does it have
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  • for me?
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  • And it's important that weunderstand it's significance so
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  • that we realize how powerfulthis declaration, and what Jesus
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  • did on the cross, really is; andwhat it means to us.
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  • Because I want to talk to youabout the last words Jesus spoke
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  • before his death and the firstwords he spoke after
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  • his resurrection.
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  • And so when he says, "It isfinished," Jesus understood
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  • tetelestai had significantmeaning to the people that he
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  • was being crucified in front ofbecause they were under Rome's
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  • rule, they were under the RomanEmpire, and the Roman soldiers
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  • were the onesthat crucified him.
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  • And the Jewish people in thatday were living under the Roman
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  • rule even though it was inIsrael that it happened; the
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  • world was conquered by Rome bythat time.
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  • And so when they use the wordtetelestai in the Greek language
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  • and by the Romans, when they usethis word it meant something
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  • to them.
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  • The first thing it meant was--it was a business term and what
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  • it meant was when you paid fullyfor the business you received or
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  • for the transaction that you'remaking, it meant, "Fully paid."
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  • So when Jesus said, "It isfinished," the first thing he
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  • meant was your sins are fullypaid, and people understood what
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  • he meant, that it was fullypaid, when he used those words.
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  • And in criminal court cases itmeant your time of imprisonment
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  • has been fully served.
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  • So when Jesus dies on the crossand says, "It is finished," he
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  • meant the time of bondage, thetime where you are to be
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  • imprisoned for your sins hasbeen fully served.
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  • By me dying on the cross, yoursins have been completely paid
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  • and your sentence has beencompletely served; it is fully
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  • paid for and fully served for.
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  • And the third thing that hespoke when he said this or the
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  • third thing he meant when hespoke this, when he said
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  • tetelestai it had the meaning ofa military term and it was what
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  • a commander of an army woulddeclare as he was riding through
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  • the conquered city that he hadjust defeated, and he would
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  • declare tetelestai, which meantthe battle has been fully won,
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  • the battle has been fully won.
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  • So people understood what hemeant when he said, "It is
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  • finished," tetelestai, the debtis fully paid, the sentence is
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  • fully served, and the battle hasbeen fully won.
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  • And when he said those things,he was declaring what his blood
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  • had just paid for, so that youcan live for the rest of your
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  • life knowing that your sins havebeen fully paid.
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  • You can live your life fully andlive your life freely and live
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  • your life confidently knowingthat the sentence, the
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  • condemnation, the guilt, thetime-served, has been fully
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  • served by Jesusas your substitute.
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  • He has fully served your time ofbondage, you don't have to be
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  • enslaved to anything anymore.
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  • You don't have to be in bondageto your addiction, you don't
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  • have to be in bondage to ahabit, you don't have to be in
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  • bondage to any sin, you don'thave to be in bondage to any
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  • fear, that sentence has beenfully served.
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  • And he wants you to get this andlive from this place: the
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  • commander, the general, wouldride on his chariot through the
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  • city, through the conqueredcity, saying tetelestai.
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  • And they'd be cheering andapplauding and celebrating, and
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  • he would go and enforce hisvictory over that city, and over
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  • that nation, with all of hissoldiers with him, and he would
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  • declare, "It is finished,"tetelestai, the battle has been
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  • won, this is our city now.
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  • And so Jesus rides through yourlife and says the battle has
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  • been won, it is finished, youdon't have to fight anymore, you
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  • don't have to struggle for therest of your life to get the
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  • victory, I have won it for you.
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  • All that's left for you to do isto rejoice and to thank God and
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  • to live from a place ofconfidence.
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  • You see, this is what Jesusmeant when he said, in Ephesians
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  • chapter 2, verse 6, through theApostle Paul, he said, "And he
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  • raised us up with him, andseated us with him in the
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  • heavenly places in ChristJesus."
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  • "He raised us up with him, andhe has seated us with him in
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  • heavenly places."
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  • Now there's something aboutbeing seated in heavenly places,
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  • you know, we're seated with him.
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  • I like that he doesn't say we'restanding with him trying to be
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  • seated, he doesn't say we'refighting with him trying to get
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  • the victory, he said we'reseated with him.
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  • Because you don't sit until youhave the victory, you don't take
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  • your seat until the seat hasbeen cleared, you don't take
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  • your seat until the battle hasbeen won, 'til the time has been
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  • served, 'til the debthas been paid.
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  • You know what, if you still gotto pay the debt, don't sit down,
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  • get up and pay it.
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  • But Jesus paid for it, so youcan be seated, Jesus served the
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  • sentence, so you can be seated,Jesus won the victory so you can
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  • be seated.
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  • And we are seated with himbecause sitting is a place of
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  • rest, sitting is a place ofruling and reigning, with him,
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  • from our seat.
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  • We're not standing, we're notfighting, we're not running to
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  • the battle trying to get thevictory, we are seated with him
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  • in heavenly places and this iswhat the devil has been fighting
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  • the body of Christ for for yearsto try to get Christians fooled,
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  • tricked, deceived, lied to, bypreachers that will tell you you
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  • better fight harder, you betterpraise louder, you better shout
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  • louder, because without a shoutGod's not gonna hear you,
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  • what is he, deaf?
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  • Jesus need a hearing aid?
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  • He's not deaf, you don't have toshout, he hears your whisper,
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  • he sees your heart.
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  • Man looks on the outward,but God looks at the heart.
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  • Are you kidding me?
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  • You gotta shout toget God's attention?
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  • You gotta shout to showyour faith?
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  • The Bible says, "If you hada mustard seed of faith,"
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  • the smallest of all the seeds,because the work is done, that's
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  • why the faith doesn't need to bemore than small.
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  • It doesn't need to be a big actof faith, it's a mustard seed
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  • because the work has been done,the debt has been paid, the
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  • sentence has been served, thebattle has been won.
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  • So all we need is a littlemustard seed that says, "I
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  • accept, I believe it."
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  • You see, it doesn't take a lotto believe, it's not us
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  • mustering up enough faithenergy, it's already been done,
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  • we're resting in our faith,we're seated with him in
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  • heavenly places.
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  • You see, you've had a change ofaddress, you've moved from Loser
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  • Lane to the State of Grace.
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  • You've moved from, c'mon, you'vebeen moved from Struggling
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  • Avenue to Glory Roads and GloryStreets and Victory Lane.
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  • Come on, can anybody say amen tothat?
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  • You know, I'll tell you what,this whole idea of being seated
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  • with him, there's somethingimplied there, that we're seated
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  • with Christ, in Ephesians 2,verse 6. We're seated with him,
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  • we're seated now, so why aren'twe experiencing it?
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  • Because we don't understand it,we don't live from that seat, we
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  • don't live from that place ofvictory, we're still trying to
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  • get something we already have.
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  • We need to stop praying andwhining and asking God for the
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  • victory, instead, we need topray with thanksgiving that we
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  • have the victory.
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  • It's not, "Lord, give it to me,"it's, "Lord, thank you that I
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  • got it because yougave it to me."
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  • Instead of asking God for avictory, renew your mind to what
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  • he said that you are, to what hesaid that you already have.
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  • Look, we don't have to beg andstruggle and cry to get God to
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  • do what he said, we must believeit's already done, we're already
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  • in him.
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  • Our life of struggle, of ups anddowns, hardly ever feeling like
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  • we're happy or pleasing to God--we need to give that struggle up
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  • and take our seat.
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  • We need to make a declarationtoday, we need to declare today,
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  • that, I am moving from myaddress, I'm changing my address
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  • from the state of fear to thestate of victory.
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  • I'm moving, I'm changing myaddress, why don't you say that
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  • with me?
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  • Say, "I'm changing my address,from the state of fear,
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  • unhappiness, condemnation,and despair.
  • 00:13:33.135 --> 00:13:37.539
  • My address has changed,the enemy won't find me
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  • there anymore.
  • 00:13:40.976 --> 00:13:42.278
  • I have moved from UnhappinessAvenue, Condemnation Court,
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  • and Loser Lane.
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  • I have moved to the state ofvictory, God has moved me, he's
  • 00:13:50.452 --> 00:13:55.958
  • my mover, he's my movingcompany, and he already moved
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  • me, I just took my seat in thetruck, and then in the seat
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  • of victory.
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  • I am seated with Christ inheavenly places, I no longer
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  • answer to the names that theenemy has given me, to the
  • 00:14:11.874 --> 00:14:16.845
  • labels I've been given, notanymore.
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  • I'm a victor not a victim,I answer to my new name,
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  • Victor or Victoria,that's my new name.
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  • I am more than a conqueror, aworld dominator, I am reigning
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  • in life, in Jesus's name."
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  • There you go, that's how youlive, that's how you walk,
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  • that's how you live every day ofyour life--from the place of
  • 00:14:41.437 --> 00:14:46.408
  • victory, not from a place oftrying to obtain it.
  • 00:14:46.442 --> 00:14:51.613
  • Now, if I could just get thisacross to you, go over with me
  • 00:14:51.647 --> 00:14:54.583
  • to John chapter 20,John chapter 20.
  • 00:14:54.616 --> 00:14:57.786
  • So, we hear the last words thatJesus said before he died, but
  • 00:14:57.820 --> 00:15:01.090
  • what were the first words hesaid after he rose?
  • 00:15:01.123 --> 00:15:04.326
  • We find it in John chapter 20.
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  • So in John chapter 19 we havehis last words and in John
  • 00:15:05.794 --> 00:15:09.365
  • Chapter 20 we have his firstwords after his resurrection,
  • 00:15:09.398 --> 00:15:12.868
  • and what are those words?
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  • Verse 19, it says, "Whentherefore it was evening on that
  • 00:15:14.269 --> 00:15:17.606
  • day, the first day of the week,when the doors were shut where
  • 00:15:17.639 --> 00:15:21.844
  • the disciples were, for fear ofthe Jews, Jesus came and stood
  • 00:15:21.877 --> 00:15:26.982
  • in their midst," and notice whatthe first thing he said to them
  • 00:15:27.016 --> 00:15:30.519
  • was, "Peace be with you."
  • 00:15:30.552 --> 00:15:33.622
  • "Peace be with you."
  • 00:15:33.655 --> 00:15:35.758
  • Well, there's something aboutexperiencing this peace, he said
  • 00:15:35.791 --> 00:15:40.896
  • look, I told you, the last thingI said to you was the debt is
  • 00:15:40.929 --> 00:15:46.935
  • paid, the sentence has beenserved, and the battle
  • 00:15:47.136 --> 00:15:51.473
  • has been won.
  • 00:15:51.507 --> 00:15:52.841
  • Therefore, the first thing I'mgoing to say to you--
  • 00:15:52.875 --> 00:15:54.710
  • As a result of those victories,the first thing I have to say to
  • 00:15:54.743 --> 00:15:58.380
  • you is, "Peace be with you."
  • 00:15:58.414 --> 00:16:01.016
  • You see, you can't have peacewhen you're still trying to
  • 00:16:01.050 --> 00:16:04.553
  • obtain the victory, you can onlyhave peace when you know you
  • 00:16:04.586 --> 00:16:07.890
  • already have it.
  • 00:16:07.923 --> 00:16:09.258
  • So Jesus says to them, "Peace bewith you."
  • 00:16:09.291 --> 00:16:12.861
  • The first gift he bestowed uponthem after his resurrection was,
  • 00:16:12.895 --> 00:16:16.598
  • he said look, what I did for youis done, now walk in this peace,
  • 00:16:16.632 --> 00:16:20.669
  • now live in this peace, youdon't have to be
  • 00:16:20.702 --> 00:16:22.604
  • anxious anymore.
  • 00:16:22.638 --> 00:16:23.939
  • Where does peace come from?
  • 00:16:23.972 --> 00:16:25.307
  • It comes from a stream ofthoughts about what Jesus has
  • 00:16:25.340 --> 00:16:28.977
  • done for us, what he has said tous, and what he has promised he
  • 00:16:29.011 --> 00:16:34.850
  • will do for us.
  • 00:16:34.883 --> 00:16:36.218
  • Listen to what I'm saying heretoday.
  • 00:16:36.251 --> 00:16:38.187
  • Peace comes from a stream ofthinking, from a stream of
  • 00:16:38.220 --> 00:16:42.524
  • thinking, because you could be aChristian, be born again and on
  • 00:16:42.558 --> 00:16:45.461
  • your way to heaven, but have nopeace, why?
  • 00:16:45.494 --> 00:16:48.897
  • Because of what you're thinking,because of what you're
  • 00:16:48.931 --> 00:16:51.366
  • meditating on, because of whatyour dwelling on, what you're
  • 00:16:51.400 --> 00:16:54.336
  • focusing on, what's goingthrough your your ears, you
  • 00:16:54.369 --> 00:16:57.172
  • know, in between your ears,what's going on in your head in
  • 00:16:57.206 --> 00:16:59.308
  • between your ears.
  • 00:16:59.341 --> 00:17:00.642
  • Listen, this is why so manyChristians fail, is because
  • 00:17:00.676 --> 00:17:05.147
  • they're trying to obtain, andstruggling for, a victory that
  • 00:17:05.180 --> 00:17:09.151
  • Jesus has already given.
  • 00:17:09.184 --> 00:17:10.486
  • Peace comes through a stream ofthoughts about what Jesus did
  • 00:17:10.519 --> 00:17:16.425
  • for us, what he says about us,and what he's promised that he
  • 00:17:16.458 --> 00:17:22.331
  • would do for us.
  • 00:17:22.364 --> 00:17:23.699
  • You see, for example, if youthink about one of the things he
  • 00:17:23.732 --> 00:17:28.203
  • promised he would do for you,is, it says, "My God shall
  • 00:17:28.237 --> 00:17:31.807
  • supply all your need accordingto his riches and glory."
  • 00:17:31.840 --> 00:17:36.044
  • If your mind is constantly onthe fact that God will supply,
  • 00:17:36.078 --> 00:17:42.084
  • you will have peace.
  • 00:17:43.018 --> 00:17:44.319
  • See, you could have all themoney you need and not have
  • 00:17:44.353 --> 00:17:46.488
  • peace, but you could have anempty bank account and have
  • 00:17:46.522 --> 00:17:50.392
  • peace 'cause you believe thepromise that he will supply.
  • 00:17:50.425 --> 00:17:55.130
  • You see, the peace doesn't comefrom the money in your account,
  • 00:17:55.164 --> 00:17:58.066
  • the peace comes from yourthought and your mind focused on
  • 00:17:58.100 --> 00:18:02.070
  • what God said he would do, andyour confidence that he will do
  • 00:18:02.104 --> 00:18:06.041
  • it because he's done everythingelse that he said he would do.
  • 00:18:06.074 --> 00:18:11.380
  • This is how to live, this is whyso many people are anxious and
  • 00:18:11.413 --> 00:18:17.286
  • depressed and unhappy.
  • 00:18:17.319 --> 00:18:19.454
  • You see, anxiety, depression,and unhappiness, they all come
  • 00:18:19.488 --> 00:18:23.659
  • from a sense of powerlessness,they all come from a sense
  • 00:18:23.692 --> 00:18:28.063
  • of powerlessness.
  • 00:18:28.096 --> 00:18:29.398
  • So when you're powerless youfeel anxious, when you're
  • 00:18:29.431 --> 00:18:33.135
  • powerless you feel depressed,when you're powerless you
  • 00:18:33.168 --> 00:18:35.837
  • feel unhappy.
  • 00:18:35.871 --> 00:18:37.172
  • So the idea that you'repowerless over your debts,
  • 00:18:37.206 --> 00:18:43.212
  • powerless over the sentence,powerless over the battle, that
  • 00:18:44.746 --> 00:18:48.717
  • somehow it's up to you to try tomake it happen, that will bring
  • 00:18:48.750 --> 00:18:52.754
  • you sadness, it will bring youanxiety, it will bring
  • 00:18:52.788 --> 00:18:55.857
  • you unhappiness.
  • 00:18:55.891 --> 00:18:57.226
  • So we only get anxious aboutsomething because we're not
  • 00:18:57.259 --> 00:18:58.760
  • certain about what the outcomeis gonna be, why would you be
  • 00:18:58.794 --> 00:19:02.331
  • anxious about something you'resure about?
  • 00:19:02.364 --> 00:19:04.800
  • You know, when you're rootingfor your favorite team when it's
  • 00:19:04.833 --> 00:19:07.836
  • live and it's happening, and thegame is really close and it's
  • 00:19:07.869 --> 00:19:11.573
  • down to the last minute, you getanxious about it.
  • 00:19:11.607 --> 00:19:13.742
  • It's just an example that justis, it shows how our
  • 00:19:13.775 --> 00:19:17.346
  • emotions operate.
  • 00:19:17.379 --> 00:19:18.680
  • Obviously, there are biggerissues in life than your sports
  • 00:19:18.714 --> 00:19:22.551
  • team winning or losing, but youunderstand the emotion, you
  • 00:19:22.584 --> 00:19:25.754
  • understand the anxiety, whenit's close and when it's on the
  • 00:19:25.787 --> 00:19:29.958
  • edge because you're not sure;but let me ask you something.
  • 00:19:29.992 --> 00:19:33.462
  • If you already know and ifyou're watching--some of you,
  • 00:19:33.495 --> 00:19:38.000
  • you know, staunch Chicago Bearsfans, you gotta go back to 1985,
  • 00:19:38.033 --> 00:19:44.039
  • come on, to the last time theBears won the Super Bowl.
  • 00:19:46.775 --> 00:19:50.045
  • And if you were watching, if youwent back and watched that,
  • 00:19:50.078 --> 00:19:54.783
  • you would absolutelyhave no anxiety.
  • 00:19:54.816 --> 00:19:56.885
  • If your favorite team is theBears, you would have no
  • 00:19:56.918 --> 00:19:58.854
  • anxiety, why?
  • 00:19:58.887 --> 00:20:00.222
  • 'Cause you already know theoutcome, they smash the New
  • 00:20:00.255 --> 00:20:03.458
  • England Patriots, 40-somethingto something.
  • 00:20:03.492 --> 00:20:08.096
  • Any thought that tells youChrist's obedience wasn't
  • 00:20:08.130 --> 00:20:15.871
  • enough, those are the thoughtsyou need to take captive.
  • 00:20:15.904 --> 00:20:20.409
  • The thought that says well,what Jesus did for you,
  • 00:20:20.442 --> 00:20:22.311
  • it's not enough.
  • 00:20:22.344 --> 00:20:23.645
  • Wait, I'll take that thoughtcaptive to the obedience of
  • 00:20:23.679 --> 00:20:25.947
  • Christ because his obedience isenough for me to have
  • 00:20:25.981 --> 00:20:29.518
  • the victory.
  • 00:20:29.551 --> 00:20:30.852
  • My obedience is not enough buthis obedience is.
  • 00:20:30.886 --> 00:20:33.488
  • When you remember what he hasdone, it makes you thankful,
  • 00:20:33.522 --> 00:20:36.591
  • that's how you takethoughts captive.
  • 00:20:36.625 --> 00:20:38.260
  • When you focus on what you'vedone or haven't done, it makes
  • 00:20:38.293 --> 00:20:40.896
  • you condemned, and that's howthose thoughts begin to multiply
  • 00:20:40.929 --> 00:20:44.499
  • and lead you to a life ofdefeat, when you already have
  • 00:20:44.533 --> 00:20:47.469
  • the victory; you areseated with Christ.
  • 00:20:47.502 --> 00:20:50.906
  • In Philippians chapter 4,verse 6, it says,
  • 00:20:50.939 --> 00:20:53.975
  • "Be anxious for nothing," why?
  • 00:20:54.009 --> 00:20:55.977
  • Because when you already havethe victory, the first thing
  • 00:20:56.011 --> 00:20:59.247
  • Jesus said is, "Peace be withyou," after he rose from the
  • 00:20:59.281 --> 00:21:01.483
  • dead, because the last thing hesaid was, "It was finished," and
  • 00:21:01.516 --> 00:21:03.585
  • the only thing that's gonna giveyou true peace is when you know
  • 00:21:03.618 --> 00:21:06.021
  • Jesus has given you the fullvictory.
  • 00:21:06.054 --> 00:21:08.390
  • So, now he says, "Be anxious fornothing," so how do we live a
  • 00:21:08.423 --> 00:21:13.395
  • life where we're anxious fornothing?
  • 00:21:13.428 --> 00:21:14.730
  • He says, because, "By prayer andsupplication," so that's one,
  • 00:21:14.763 --> 00:21:19.501
  • "prayer and supplication, withthanksgiving," that's two, he
  • 00:21:19.534 --> 00:21:24.773
  • says, "Let your requests be madeknown to God."
  • 00:21:24.806 --> 00:21:27.376
  • So we're still on number two butwe'll get to number three in a
  • 00:21:27.409 --> 00:21:30.178
  • moment, but here he's saying theway to be anxious for nothing is
  • 00:21:30.212 --> 00:21:35.450
  • achieved by going up to prayerand supplication.
  • 00:21:35.484 --> 00:21:41.189
  • And the word supplication is theword petition, it means make a
  • 00:21:41.223 --> 00:21:44.960
  • petition to God; one translationcalls it a petition to God, and
  • 00:21:44.993 --> 00:21:49.965
  • what is a petition?
  • 00:21:49.998 --> 00:21:51.299
  • A petition is a list of names,and so what you do is, when you
  • 00:21:51.333 --> 00:21:54.469
  • go to God in prayer we don'tpray for the victory, we pray
  • 00:21:54.503 --> 00:21:58.206
  • from the victory by saying Lord,your word says that I'm healed
  • 00:21:58.240 --> 00:22:02.477
  • by your stripes, your word saysthat you took my sicknesses and
  • 00:22:02.511 --> 00:22:06.148
  • carried away my diseases, yourword says you healed them all,
  • 00:22:06.181 --> 00:22:09.217
  • what are you doing?
  • 00:22:09.251 --> 00:22:10.552
  • You're making a list, it's apetition, you are supplying God
  • 00:22:10.585 --> 00:22:14.022
  • here, it's the supplication, youare supplying God with the
  • 00:22:14.055 --> 00:22:17.225
  • promises that he has suppliedyou with.
  • 00:22:17.259 --> 00:22:22.364
  • So we're praying different,we're not praying like we used
  • 00:22:22.397 --> 00:22:25.233
  • to, O God, give me the victory,O God, heal me.
  • 00:22:25.267 --> 00:22:27.769
  • We're saying Lord, your wordsays petition number one.
  • 00:22:27.803 --> 00:22:30.705
  • Lord, your word says in 2 Peter,petition number two.
  • 00:22:30.739 --> 00:22:33.108
  • Lord, your word says in Psalm103, petition number three.
  • 00:22:33.141 --> 00:22:35.644
  • Lord, your word says, and youkeep bombarding your mind with
  • 00:22:35.677 --> 00:22:39.381
  • these petitions, and you're alsotalking to God about it.
  • 00:22:39.414 --> 00:22:43.552
  • He said, "Put me in remembranceof my promise to you."
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Gregory Dickow: Well, I'm sograteful for you
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  • And to sum up everything thatI'm trying to say here today,
  • 00:22:54.729 --> 00:22:57.732
  • who isn't dealing with some sortof anxiety in their life?
  • 00:22:57.766 --> 00:23:00.402
  • Or fear? Or depression?Or loneliness?
  • 00:23:00.435 --> 00:23:02.671
  • You see we all are, and the cureto all of it and any of it is to
  • 00:23:02.704 --> 00:23:06.141
  • realize that we have the victoryand we're living from the
  • 00:23:06.174 --> 00:23:10.579
  • position of the finishedwork of Jesus.
  • 00:23:10.612 --> 00:23:13.281
  • It is finished, tetelestai, thedebt is fully paid, the sentence
  • 00:23:13.315 --> 00:23:17.152
  • is fully served, and the battlehas been fully won.
  • 00:23:17.185 --> 00:23:20.722
  • And we need to remind ourselvesthat it's already done, we need
  • 00:23:20.755 --> 00:23:23.625
  • to remind ourselves over andover again that we're not living
  • 00:23:23.658 --> 00:23:26.294
  • for the victory, we're livingfrom the victory, the real
  • 00:23:26.328 --> 00:23:30.265
  • battle is simplyto believe that.
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  • And as you dwell on that, dayafter day, peace that passes
  • 00:23:32.534 --> 00:23:36.605
  • understanding will guard yourheart no matter what is going on
  • 00:23:36.638 --> 00:23:41.042
  • around you.
  • 00:23:41.076 --> 00:23:42.410
  • And so, listen, in order todwell on this truth, it's vital
  • 00:23:42.444 --> 00:23:45.881
  • to hear it over and over again,to reprogram our habits of worry
  • 00:23:45.914 --> 00:23:49.351
  • into habits of peace andconfidence, and that's why I
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  • a time.
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  • Now let me pray for you.
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  • Father, I thank you that everyperson watching this will
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  • experience your peace today.
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  • Give them hope that everythingcan change, give them hope
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  • today, that they can have thepeace that passes understanding,
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  • that they can be free fromanxiety, from worry, from fear,
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  • from depression, in Jesus'sname, amen.
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  • Just look me up and I'm there,and I'll do my very best to
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  • personally respond to you if youreach out to me.
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  • to see you then, God bless.
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