Winning the War Within | TBN

Winning the War Within

Watch Winning the War Within
September 13, 2020
27:29

This episode will teach on how to unleash the power within by winning the war within. The battle isn’t against people; but against the spiritual forces of darkness; which we have authority over.

Closed captions

Winning the War Within

Show timecode
Hide timecode
  • ♪♪♪
  • 00:00:01.386 --> 00:00:11.362
  • ♪♪♪
  • 00:00:11.396 --> 00:00:17.635
  • CC BY ABERDEEN CAPTIONING1-800-688-6621WWW.ABERCAP.COM
  • 00:00:17.669 --> 00:00:22.640
  • Gregory Dickow: Well,thanks for joining me
  • 00:00:22.674 --> 00:00:23.975
  • for "The Power to Change Today."
  • 00:00:24.008 --> 00:00:25.844
  • Well, it's time to win somespiritual warfare.
  • 00:00:25.877 --> 00:00:28.546
  • The battle we're facing in thisworld today isn't against
  • 00:00:28.580 --> 00:00:31.116
  • people, but against thespiritual forces of darkness
  • 00:00:31.149 --> 00:00:33.551
  • trying to defeat us withstrongholds, imaginations, and
  • 00:00:33.585 --> 00:00:37.522
  • thoughts that are contrary tothe finished victory that Jesus
  • 00:00:37.555 --> 00:00:41.259
  • paid for you to have.
  • 00:00:41.292 --> 00:00:43.094
  • It's spiritual warfare thatstarts in our thinking, and
  • 00:00:43.128 --> 00:00:46.364
  • today I want to show you how towin the war within, how to see
  • 00:00:46.397 --> 00:00:50.101
  • yourself, how to walk in thevictory Jesus has given you.
  • 00:00:50.135 --> 00:00:53.271
  • The real battle is a fightfor who will control the
  • 00:00:53.304 --> 00:00:56.941
  • decision-making processof our lives.
  • 00:00:56.975 --> 00:00:58.743
  • We're not gonna let the devil,or our flesh, or our emotions
  • 00:00:58.776 --> 00:01:03.681
  • win the war within.
  • 00:01:03.715 --> 00:01:05.016
  • We get to win the war within.
  • 00:01:05.049 --> 00:01:07.919
  • Check this out.
  • 00:01:07.952 --> 00:01:11.656
  • Gregory Dickow: I want to talkto you about the war within.
  • 00:01:11.689 --> 00:01:14.526
  • The war within.
  • 00:01:14.559 --> 00:01:16.494
  • You see, there is a lot ofthings happening around this
  • 00:01:16.528 --> 00:01:19.764
  • world and there's a lot ofthings happening in this
  • 00:01:19.797 --> 00:01:21.666
  • country, things that have brokenour hearts, things that have
  • 00:01:21.699 --> 00:01:25.970
  • hurt so many people over notjust the last couple of weeks,
  • 00:01:26.004 --> 00:01:30.008
  • but over the years, the problemsthat we've had in our nation.
  • 00:01:30.041 --> 00:01:33.778
  • But we've also had the gospelspreading more than it ever has
  • 00:01:33.811 --> 00:01:38.416
  • before, and we sometimes forgetwhere the battle really is.
  • 00:01:38.449 --> 00:01:42.954
  • And I want to focus on the warwithin, because the Bible says
  • 00:01:42.987 --> 00:01:47.759
  • in Proverbs 16:32, it says,"Better is a man who can rule
  • 00:01:47.792 --> 00:01:52.263
  • his own spirit than one who cancapture an entire city."
  • 00:01:52.297 --> 00:01:56.234
  • So it's one thing to capture acity, but it's even a greater
  • 00:01:56.267 --> 00:02:00.371
  • thing to rule yourself.
  • 00:02:00.405 --> 00:02:02.173
  • He says, "He who's slow to angeris better than the mighty, and
  • 00:02:02.207 --> 00:02:05.376
  • he who rules his spirit betterthan the one who captures
  • 00:02:05.410 --> 00:02:07.845
  • a city."
  • 00:02:07.879 --> 00:02:09.180
  • So I want you to think aboutthat for a moment, that it would
  • 00:02:09.214 --> 00:02:12.417
  • take such a great effort, itwould take such a mammoth effort
  • 00:02:12.450 --> 00:02:17.488
  • to capture a city like Chicago,or New York, or Los Angeles
  • 00:02:17.522 --> 00:02:21.893
  • or Singapore or Sydney,Australia, or Istanbul
  • 00:02:21.926 --> 00:02:27.465
  • or wherever you are.
  • 00:02:27.498 --> 00:02:30.568
  • It would take so much to capturea city, but the Bible says it's
  • 00:02:30.602 --> 00:02:36.608
  • even better for you to be ableto rule yourself.
  • 00:02:37.175 --> 00:02:41.012
  • It's more powerful.
  • 00:02:41.045 --> 00:02:42.547
  • It makes a greater impact.
  • 00:02:42.580 --> 00:02:44.415
  • It makes a bigger difference foryou to rule yourself than to
  • 00:02:44.449 --> 00:02:48.219
  • even capture a city.
  • 00:02:48.253 --> 00:02:49.587
  • Wow, that's pretty powerful.
  • 00:02:49.621 --> 00:02:51.589
  • You got a lot of power.
  • 00:02:51.623 --> 00:02:52.924
  • You know that, right?You have a lot of power.
  • 00:02:52.957 --> 00:02:55.627
  • And I want to share that withyou so that you can tap into and
  • 00:02:55.660 --> 00:02:59.030
  • unleash the power within.
  • 00:02:59.063 --> 00:03:02.000
  • But you can only unleash thepower within when you win the
  • 00:03:02.033 --> 00:03:05.970
  • war within.
  • 00:03:06.004 --> 00:03:07.705
  • And let me go give you aScripture on that as well in
  • 00:03:07.739 --> 00:03:09.941
  • James chapter 4, verse 1. Hesaid, "What causes fights and
  • 00:03:09.974 --> 00:03:14.846
  • quarrels among you?
  • 00:03:14.879 --> 00:03:16.714
  • Don't they come from yourdesires that battle within you?"
  • 00:03:16.748 --> 00:03:22.186
  • He said, "Don't they come fromyour desires that battle
  • 00:03:22.220 --> 00:03:25.156
  • within you?"
  • 00:03:25.189 --> 00:03:26.524
  • Don't they come from--he'sreally saying, "Don't they come
  • 00:03:26.557 --> 00:03:29.027
  • from within you?"
  • 00:03:29.060 --> 00:03:30.395
  • In other words, whatever showsup on the outside started on
  • 00:03:30.428 --> 00:03:33.231
  • the inside.
  • 00:03:33.264 --> 00:03:34.565
  • You know as well as I do thatthe way that God transforms us
  • 00:03:34.599 --> 00:03:38.036
  • is from the inside out, just thesame way that a moth will turn
  • 00:03:38.069 --> 00:03:42.073
  • into a butterfly, a caterpillarwill turn into a butterfly.
  • 00:03:42.106 --> 00:03:46.277
  • He goes into his--creates acocoon around himself, and
  • 00:03:46.311 --> 00:03:49.213
  • inside of that cocoon, God haswired and designed that creature
  • 00:03:49.247 --> 00:03:54.686
  • to actually be transformedfrom within.
  • 00:03:54.719 --> 00:03:58.356
  • Everything that that butterflyis on the outside of that cocoon
  • 00:03:58.389 --> 00:04:03.094
  • was all inside of that--was allinside of that caterpillar from
  • 00:04:03.127 --> 00:04:08.066
  • the beginning of time whenthat--whenever that caterpillar
  • 00:04:08.099 --> 00:04:11.035
  • was born, from the beginning ofthat caterpillar's life.
  • 00:04:11.069 --> 00:04:15.340
  • Every bit of color in the wingsof that butterfly, every bit of
  • 00:04:15.373 --> 00:04:20.945
  • the cells in the DNA to be ableto fly was always inside within.
  • 00:04:20.978 --> 00:04:26.984
  • You see, there's greatnesswithin you.
  • 00:04:28.386 --> 00:04:30.254
  • There's treasure within you.
  • 00:04:30.288 --> 00:04:32.123
  • There's power within you.
  • 00:04:32.156 --> 00:04:34.525
  • There's healing within you.
  • 00:04:34.559 --> 00:04:36.394
  • There's wisdom within you.
  • 00:04:36.427 --> 00:04:37.729
  • There's answers within you.There's value within you.
  • 00:04:37.762 --> 00:04:41.733
  • But there's also a war withinyou and we're gonna deal with
  • 00:04:41.766 --> 00:04:45.069
  • that war within, because youcan't deal with the things on
  • 00:04:45.103 --> 00:04:48.206
  • the outside if you don't firstdeal with the things on
  • 00:04:48.239 --> 00:04:51.042
  • the inside.
  • 00:04:51.075 --> 00:04:52.443
  • And that's why I want to talk toyou about the war within.
  • 00:04:52.477 --> 00:04:55.613
  • You know, it says in Ephesianschapter 6, verse 12, he says,
  • 00:04:55.646 --> 00:04:58.649
  • "We are not wrestling againstflesh-and-blood enemies, but
  • 00:04:58.683 --> 00:05:04.155
  • against the rulers andauthorities of the
  • 00:05:04.188 --> 00:05:06.190
  • unseen world."
  • 00:05:06.224 --> 00:05:08.326
  • You see, we live in thishorizontal world where we try to
  • 00:05:08.359 --> 00:05:13.564
  • attack the enemy that we seeoutside of us, but he's talking
  • 00:05:13.598 --> 00:05:18.836
  • about anything that everhappens, all the evil that
  • 00:05:18.870 --> 00:05:23.007
  • happens in the world, it happensthrough people who are being
  • 00:05:23.040 --> 00:05:26.477
  • influenced by evil spirits.
  • 00:05:26.511 --> 00:05:28.646
  • He says, "Evil rulers andauthorities of the unseen world,
  • 00:05:28.679 --> 00:05:32.216
  • against mighty powers in thisdark world, and against evil
  • 00:05:32.250 --> 00:05:36.154
  • spirits," where?
  • 00:05:36.187 --> 00:05:38.022
  • "In the heavenly places."
  • 00:05:38.055 --> 00:05:40.191
  • The evil spirits are operatingin heavenly places in the
  • 00:05:40.224 --> 00:05:44.762
  • unseen world.
  • 00:05:44.796 --> 00:05:46.230
  • You see, what we see played outin the media, what we see played
  • 00:05:46.264 --> 00:05:49.467
  • out in the news, what we seeplayed out in this world is
  • 00:05:49.500 --> 00:05:53.037
  • already happening in theheavenly places and it's showing
  • 00:05:53.070 --> 00:05:57.608
  • up in the earthly places.
  • 00:05:57.642 --> 00:05:59.677
  • The Bible says that everythinghappens in the spiritual world
  • 00:05:59.710 --> 00:06:03.781
  • and then it shows up in thenatural world.
  • 00:06:03.815 --> 00:06:06.818
  • And we need to understand thatso that we don't aim our
  • 00:06:06.851 --> 00:06:11.122
  • spiritual weapons, or anyweapons for that matter, at a
  • 00:06:11.155 --> 00:06:14.926
  • physical enemy.
  • 00:06:14.959 --> 00:06:16.627
  • Rather instead, we take ourplace as sons and daughters of
  • 00:06:16.661 --> 00:06:20.431
  • God and we aim at the spiritualforces that are behind the hate,
  • 00:06:20.465 --> 00:06:26.237
  • that are behind the fear, thatare behind anxiety, the
  • 00:06:26.270 --> 00:06:29.841
  • spiritual forces that are behindbitterness, that are behind
  • 00:06:29.874 --> 00:06:33.377
  • unforgiveness, the spiritualforces that are behind different
  • 00:06:33.411 --> 00:06:37.582
  • groups that hate, or causestrife or conflict.
  • 00:06:37.615 --> 00:06:41.786
  • What happens is is the heavenlyplaces that these evil spirits
  • 00:06:41.819 --> 00:06:47.692
  • operating in, the good news isthere's also somebody else in
  • 00:06:47.725 --> 00:06:53.164
  • those heavenly places that hasmore authority than the
  • 00:06:53.197 --> 00:06:56.367
  • evil spirits.
  • 00:06:56.400 --> 00:06:57.702
  • And you know who that is?You.
  • 00:06:57.735 --> 00:07:00.404
  • The Bible says, "For JesusChrist has raised us up with
  • 00:07:00.438 --> 00:07:04.609
  • him, and has seated us with himin the heavenly places."
  • 00:07:04.642 --> 00:07:10.648
  • He's raised us up with him andseated us with him.
  • 00:07:11.415 --> 00:07:15.186
  • Where?
  • 00:07:15.219 --> 00:07:16.554
  • In the heavenly places in ChristJesus.
  • 00:07:16.587 --> 00:07:18.823
  • And with us in the heavenlyplaces with Christ Jesus, that
  • 00:07:18.856 --> 00:07:22.326
  • gives us authority over all thepower of the enemy.
  • 00:07:22.360 --> 00:07:25.162
  • If you jump back over toEphesians chapter 1, verse 20,
  • 00:07:25.196 --> 00:07:28.432
  • he said, "He's brought about inChrist, when he raised him from
  • 00:07:28.466 --> 00:07:31.369
  • the dead and seated him at hisown right hand in the heavenly
  • 00:07:31.402 --> 00:07:33.838
  • places, far above all rule andauthority and power and
  • 00:07:33.871 --> 00:07:39.143
  • dominion, and over every namethat is named, not only in this
  • 00:07:39.176 --> 00:07:42.480
  • age but in the one to come."
  • 00:07:42.513 --> 00:07:43.848
  • So notice, God has put Jesusnext to him at his own right
  • 00:07:43.881 --> 00:07:48.786
  • hand, in verse 20 he says, andin verse 21 he says, "Far above
  • 00:07:48.819 --> 00:07:52.957
  • all rule, and authority, andpower, and dominion, and over
  • 00:07:52.990 --> 00:07:56.494
  • every name that is named."
  • 00:07:56.527 --> 00:07:57.828
  • So obviously, God the Father ison the throne and Jesus is at
  • 00:07:57.862 --> 00:08:03.501
  • the right hand of the Father inheavenly places, it says in
  • 00:08:03.534 --> 00:08:08.472
  • verse 20, and in verse--"Seated him at his right hand
  • 00:08:08.506 --> 00:08:13.177
  • in heavenly places," and verse21, "Far above all rule, and
  • 00:08:13.210 --> 00:08:17.415
  • authority, and power,and dominion."
  • 00:08:17.448 --> 00:08:19.584
  • And so if we're seated withChrist who's seated with the
  • 00:08:19.617 --> 00:08:22.386
  • Father, far above all rule andauthority, then guess what that
  • 00:08:22.420 --> 00:08:27.792
  • makes you?
  • 00:08:27.825 --> 00:08:29.126
  • You are far above all rule andauthority.
  • 00:08:29.160 --> 00:08:31.362
  • And so we can't battle or fightwith people.
  • 00:08:31.395 --> 00:08:35.032
  • It's not against flesh and bloodenemies.
  • 00:08:35.066 --> 00:08:37.735
  • Our battle is to take ourauthority over the spiritual
  • 00:08:37.768 --> 00:08:41.305
  • forces of darkness and over theevil spirits that are trying to
  • 00:08:41.339 --> 00:08:45.910
  • control this world and trying tocontrol our lives.
  • 00:08:45.943 --> 00:08:50.448
  • And it starts with us gettingcontrol of our own self, and
  • 00:08:50.481 --> 00:08:56.487
  • getting control of our thoughts,and learning how to master our
  • 00:08:56.821 --> 00:09:02.226
  • emotions, because there willnever be healthy horizontal
  • 00:09:02.259 --> 00:09:07.898
  • relationships with people untilyou have a healthy vertical
  • 00:09:07.932 --> 00:09:11.636
  • relationship with God.
  • 00:09:11.669 --> 00:09:13.371
  • 'Cause everything that unfoldsin the horizontal relationship
  • 00:09:13.404 --> 00:09:17.408
  • begins with the verticalrelationship.
  • 00:09:17.441 --> 00:09:19.977
  • And we'll get back to that in acouple of moments, but I want
  • 00:09:20.011 --> 00:09:23.981
  • you to see how this worksbecause what we have to do is we
  • 00:09:24.015 --> 00:09:28.786
  • have to understand, to win thewar within we have to believe
  • 00:09:28.819 --> 00:09:34.325
  • something about God, we have tobelieve something about the
  • 00:09:34.358 --> 00:09:38.129
  • enemy, we have to believesomething about ourselves, and
  • 00:09:38.162 --> 00:09:41.999
  • we have to believe somethingabout others.
  • 00:09:42.033 --> 00:09:43.434
  • And I want to help you to knowwhat to believe about each of
  • 00:09:43.467 --> 00:09:48.039
  • these four things.
  • 00:09:48.072 --> 00:09:49.740
  • We have to know what to believeabout God, we have to know what
  • 00:09:49.774 --> 00:09:52.943
  • to believe about the enemy, wehave to know what to believe
  • 00:09:52.977 --> 00:09:54.945
  • about ourselves, and we have toknow what to believe about each
  • 00:09:54.979 --> 00:09:57.615
  • other and others.
  • 00:09:57.648 --> 00:09:59.316
  • And once we win that battle ofwhat we believe, the war within,
  • 00:09:59.350 --> 00:10:05.356
  • then everything else on theoutside will begin to--begin to
  • 00:10:06.857 --> 00:10:12.563
  • look like what's on the inside.
  • 00:10:12.596 --> 00:10:13.998
  • Right now, what's on the outsidelooks like what's on the inside
  • 00:10:14.031 --> 00:10:16.233
  • because most people are confusedand have chaos, and fear, and
  • 00:10:16.267 --> 00:10:19.336
  • anxiety on the inside, so that'swhat shows up on the outside.
  • 00:10:19.370 --> 00:10:22.940
  • Fear, and uncertainty, andinsecurity, and feelings of
  • 00:10:22.973 --> 00:10:26.243
  • inferiority, and all of thethings that are working in
  • 00:10:26.277 --> 00:10:30.081
  • people's lives, condemnation,and guilt, and shame, and blame,
  • 00:10:30.114 --> 00:10:34.785
  • and anger, and resentment, andbitterness.
  • 00:10:34.819 --> 00:10:37.088
  • All those things are--we'reseeing played out on the outside
  • 00:10:37.121 --> 00:10:40.858
  • 'cause that's what's on theinside of people.
  • 00:10:40.891 --> 00:10:43.928
  • And we have to realize what'sbehind all that are
  • 00:10:43.961 --> 00:10:46.397
  • evil spirits.
  • 00:10:46.430 --> 00:10:47.765
  • We have to be careful.
  • 00:10:47.798 --> 00:10:50.668
  • Not just be careful, we have tohave an understanding of this.
  • 00:10:50.701 --> 00:10:54.605
  • Let's not demonize people,'cause people are gonna do
  • 00:10:54.638 --> 00:10:58.008
  • things, and we want to demonizepeople and find somebody to
  • 00:10:58.042 --> 00:11:01.045
  • blame, but you know what weneed--you know who we need
  • 00:11:01.078 --> 00:11:03.080
  • to demonize?
  • 00:11:03.114 --> 00:11:04.415
  • We need to demonize demons.
  • 00:11:04.448 --> 00:11:05.783
  • Like, we have to realize thatthe demons need to be demonized,
  • 00:11:05.816 --> 00:11:09.987
  • the evil spirits.
  • 00:11:10.020 --> 00:11:12.089
  • We have to see that everythingthat happens in this world
  • 00:11:12.123 --> 00:11:15.359
  • through human beings, they arebeing influenced by either
  • 00:11:15.392 --> 00:11:20.164
  • an evil spirit orthe Spirit of God.
  • 00:11:20.197 --> 00:11:23.167
  • And there is a war within youfor who is going to control your
  • 00:11:23.200 --> 00:11:26.804
  • decision-making process of yourlife, 'cause real spiritual
  • 00:11:26.837 --> 00:11:29.540
  • warfare is who is going tocontrol the decision-making
  • 00:11:29.573 --> 00:11:35.546
  • process of your life.
  • 00:11:35.579 --> 00:11:36.881
  • Are your emotions gonnabe in control?
  • 00:11:36.914 --> 00:11:38.582
  • Is God going to be in control?
  • 00:11:38.616 --> 00:11:40.050
  • Is love going to be in controlor is fear gonna be in control?
  • 00:11:40.084 --> 00:11:43.621
  • Is goodness gonna be in controland kindness, or is resentment,
  • 00:11:43.654 --> 00:11:47.424
  • and pain, and hurt, and shamegonna be in control?
  • 00:11:47.458 --> 00:11:51.061
  • You see, because this is how wewin the war within is by
  • 00:11:51.095 --> 00:11:54.899
  • understanding what to believeabout God, what to believe about
  • 00:11:54.932 --> 00:11:59.136
  • the enemy, what to believe aboutourselves, and what to believe
  • 00:11:59.170 --> 00:12:02.740
  • about others.
  • 00:12:02.773 --> 00:12:04.475
  • And I want you to realizesomething, folks.
  • 00:12:04.508 --> 00:12:07.077
  • It's a really clear differencebetween God and the devil, and
  • 00:12:07.111 --> 00:12:10.114
  • you know what it is?
  • 00:12:10.147 --> 00:12:11.448
  • This is gonna be real spiritual.
  • 00:12:11.482 --> 00:12:12.817
  • Get ready.
  • 00:12:12.850 --> 00:12:14.151
  • God is good and the devil's bad.
  • 00:12:14.185 --> 00:12:18.355
  • I know, that me a long time tostudy, and figure out, and
  • 00:12:18.389 --> 00:12:21.892
  • learn, and it was a bigstatement.
  • 00:12:21.926 --> 00:12:26.964
  • You see how it'sthe little things?
  • 00:12:26.997 --> 00:12:29.867
  • God is good.
  • 00:12:29.900 --> 00:12:31.669
  • The devil's bad.
  • 00:12:31.702 --> 00:12:34.405
  • We have to realizeit's that simple.
  • 00:12:34.438 --> 00:12:37.808
  • If you look at John chapter 10,verse 10, Jesus said, "The thief
  • 00:12:37.842 --> 00:12:40.978
  • comes only but for to steal,kill, and destroy."
  • 00:12:41.011 --> 00:12:47.017
  • So anything that steals, kills,or destroys, that's the
  • 00:12:47.785 --> 00:12:52.623
  • fingerprints of Satan.
  • 00:12:52.656 --> 00:12:54.558
  • Anything that steals, kills,destroys, now we see the DNA
  • 00:12:54.592 --> 00:12:58.229
  • of the devil.
  • 00:12:58.262 --> 00:12:59.597
  • We see the DNA of Satan.
  • 00:12:59.630 --> 00:13:00.931
  • We see the DNA of the thief.
  • 00:13:00.965 --> 00:13:02.266
  • Jesus said, "But I have comethat they might have life."
  • 00:13:02.299 --> 00:13:06.170
  • I love--I like how theAmplified says it, "That they
  • 00:13:06.203 --> 00:13:08.105
  • might have and enjoy lifeand have it in abundance,
  • 00:13:08.138 --> 00:13:12.843
  • to the full, til it overflows."
  • 00:13:12.877 --> 00:13:16.146
  • Jesus said, "I'm the GoodShepherd."
  • 00:13:16.180 --> 00:13:18.782
  • Oh, there's a bad one out there.
  • 00:13:18.816 --> 00:13:20.117
  • There's a bad wolf out there,the devil, but Jesus is the Good
  • 00:13:20.150 --> 00:13:23.320
  • Shepherd who laid his life downfor the sheep.
  • 00:13:23.354 --> 00:13:26.891
  • And listen, we got to get aholdof this, that God is good.
  • 00:13:26.924 --> 00:13:30.628
  • And here's what I want you tounderstand about the war within.
  • 00:13:30.661 --> 00:13:34.498
  • It's a struggle.
  • 00:13:34.531 --> 00:13:36.634
  • The struggle is real.
  • 00:13:36.667 --> 00:13:37.968
  • The struggle people areexperiencing on the outside, all
  • 00:13:38.002 --> 00:13:40.971
  • the things we're experiencing,all the shock, all the pain, all
  • 00:13:41.005 --> 00:13:47.011
  • the grief that's coming out, allthe the years that we're
  • 00:13:47.711 --> 00:13:53.717
  • experiencing now comingup to the surface
  • 00:13:54.618 --> 00:13:56.887
  • because God wants to heal it.
  • 00:13:56.921 --> 00:13:59.323
  • You can't heal what youdon't first reveal.
  • 00:13:59.356 --> 00:14:02.760
  • First something has to berevealed, then it can be healed.
  • 00:14:02.793 --> 00:14:05.996
  • But you got to feel it, yougotta reveal it, and then God
  • 00:14:06.030 --> 00:14:09.967
  • will heal it.
  • 00:14:10.000 --> 00:14:11.302
  • But you have to look to God toheal it, 'cause man can't heal
  • 00:14:11.335 --> 00:14:15.039
  • this stuff.
  • 00:14:15.072 --> 00:14:16.674
  • Man can't heal a virus.
  • 00:14:16.707 --> 00:14:18.075
  • Man can't heal racial tension.
  • 00:14:18.108 --> 00:14:21.478
  • But God can and God does throughyou when you win the war within.
  • 00:14:21.512 --> 00:14:27.451
  • You see, I want you tounderstand something.
  • 00:14:27.484 --> 00:14:33.357
  • God knows you struggle.
  • 00:14:33.390 --> 00:14:34.692
  • God knows I struggle.
  • 00:14:34.725 --> 00:14:36.026
  • And whatever your struggle istoday, now, locate
  • 00:14:36.060 --> 00:14:38.262
  • yourself here.
  • 00:14:38.295 --> 00:14:39.697
  • What are you struggling with?There's a struggle within.
  • 00:14:39.730 --> 00:14:42.599
  • You might feel oppressed.
  • 00:14:42.633 --> 00:14:44.635
  • You might feel mistreated.
  • 00:14:44.668 --> 00:14:46.437
  • You might feel an injustice hasbeen done in your life.
  • 00:14:46.470 --> 00:14:50.307
  • You might be going throughsomething physically, something
  • 00:14:50.341 --> 00:14:52.343
  • emotionally, somethingfinancially, something in
  • 00:14:52.376 --> 00:14:55.045
  • a relationship.
  • 00:14:55.079 --> 00:14:57.147
  • Let me show you something aboutGod that I want you to believe
  • 00:14:57.181 --> 00:15:00.451
  • about him.
  • 00:15:00.484 --> 00:15:01.819
  • In Hebrews chapter 4, verse 15,now notice what he says, "For we
  • 00:15:01.852 --> 00:15:04.855
  • do not have a high priest thatcannot be touched with the
  • 00:15:04.888 --> 00:15:08.993
  • feeling of our infirmities; butin all things was tempted like
  • 00:15:09.026 --> 00:15:13.931
  • we are, yet without sin."
  • 00:15:13.964 --> 00:15:16.266
  • Notice what he says there.
  • 00:15:16.300 --> 00:15:18.535
  • He says our High Priest, whichis Jesus, he said, "We don't
  • 00:15:18.569 --> 00:15:22.606
  • have a high priest that's nottouched with the feeling of
  • 00:15:22.639 --> 00:15:27.845
  • our infirmities."
  • 00:15:27.878 --> 00:15:29.179
  • The word "infirmity" is ourweaknesses, what we're
  • 00:15:29.213 --> 00:15:31.715
  • struggling with.
  • 00:15:31.749 --> 00:15:33.650
  • We have a High Priest who istouched by it.
  • 00:15:33.684 --> 00:15:36.920
  • Whatever you feel right now,it's real because you feel it.
  • 00:15:36.954 --> 00:15:40.824
  • Whatever the reason is that youfeel it, we can dissect that,
  • 00:15:40.858 --> 00:15:45.796
  • and we can understand that,and we can break that down,
  • 00:15:45.829 --> 00:15:48.799
  • but it's real.
  • 00:15:48.832 --> 00:15:50.334
  • If you feel something,it's real to you.
  • 00:15:50.367 --> 00:15:53.437
  • And God wants you to knowhe's touched by that.
  • 00:15:53.470 --> 00:15:58.542
  • Not everybody else is gonna betouched by that.
  • 00:15:58.575 --> 00:16:01.178
  • Not everybody else is touchedby what you feel.
  • 00:16:01.211 --> 00:16:05.282
  • Not everybody else is movedby what you feel.
  • 00:16:05.315 --> 00:16:08.519
  • Not everybody else is sensitiveto what you feel, but God is.
  • 00:16:08.552 --> 00:16:14.224
  • God is so awareof your feelings.
  • 00:16:14.258 --> 00:16:18.629
  • He's not mad for you havingthese feelings.
  • 00:16:18.662 --> 00:16:22.232
  • He's not against you havingwhatever feelings you have, and
  • 00:16:22.266 --> 00:16:25.836
  • I'm talking about a very broad--could be a spectrum of thousands
  • 00:16:25.869 --> 00:16:30.974
  • of different feelings thatwherever you find yourself, this
  • 00:16:31.008 --> 00:16:36.113
  • is how you win the war withinagainst the infirmities, against
  • 00:16:36.146 --> 00:16:39.616
  • your weaknesses, against theforces of darkness that are
  • 00:16:39.650 --> 00:16:42.486
  • trying to lead you to makedecisions that will destroy your
  • 00:16:42.519 --> 00:16:46.090
  • life or God's Spirit tryin' tolead you to make decisions
  • 00:16:46.123 --> 00:16:50.928
  • that will build your life.
  • 00:16:50.961 --> 00:16:53.831
  • The Lord is touched by whateveryou feel.
  • 00:16:53.864 --> 00:16:59.369
  • Is it anger?
  • 00:16:59.403 --> 00:17:00.804
  • It touches him.
  • 00:17:00.838 --> 00:17:02.372
  • Is it fear?
  • 00:17:02.406 --> 00:17:03.707
  • It touches him.
  • 00:17:03.740 --> 00:17:05.609
  • Is it resentment?
  • 00:17:05.642 --> 00:17:06.944
  • It touches him.
  • 00:17:06.977 --> 00:17:10.514
  • Is it just a feeling ofmischaracterizing you?
  • 00:17:10.547 --> 00:17:16.553
  • Somebody has mischaracterizedyour character,
  • 00:17:16.820 --> 00:17:19.022
  • misunderstood you.
  • 00:17:19.056 --> 00:17:21.058
  • Feeling misunderstood, feelingsick, feeling broken from life,
  • 00:17:21.091 --> 00:17:27.097
  • from this crisis.
  • 00:17:28.599 --> 00:17:30.968
  • We've been in one crisis afteranother.
  • 00:17:31.001 --> 00:17:34.371
  • You feel discouraged,he's touched by that.
  • 00:17:34.404 --> 00:17:37.608
  • You feel alone,he's touched by that.
  • 00:17:37.641 --> 00:17:39.276
  • You feel weak,he's touched by that.
  • 00:17:39.309 --> 00:17:42.312
  • You feel like quitting,he's touched by that.
  • 00:17:42.346 --> 00:17:45.649
  • You feel like a hurtingyourself, he's touched by that.
  • 00:17:45.682 --> 00:17:49.219
  • You feel like hurting somebodyelse, he's touched by that.
  • 00:17:49.253 --> 00:17:53.857
  • We gotta believe this about God.
  • 00:17:53.891 --> 00:17:56.460
  • What are we supposedto believe about God?
  • 00:17:56.493 --> 00:17:57.995
  • He's touched by what you feel.
  • 00:17:58.028 --> 00:18:01.932
  • The injustice you feel,he's touched by it.
  • 00:18:01.965 --> 00:18:05.536
  • The fear that you feel,he's touched by it.
  • 00:18:05.569 --> 00:18:08.972
  • The anxiety you feel,he's touched by it.
  • 00:18:09.006 --> 00:18:12.376
  • The jealousy, the anguish, thediscouragement, the devastation,
  • 00:18:12.409 --> 00:18:17.714
  • the disappointment,he's touched by it all.
  • 00:18:17.748 --> 00:18:22.119
  • And I love what he saysin verse 3 of Isaiah 42
  • 00:18:22.152 --> 00:18:26.623
  • in the Message Bible.
  • 00:18:26.657 --> 00:18:28.792
  • You feel bruised, you feel hurt,God says something
  • 00:18:28.825 --> 00:18:31.528
  • about himself.
  • 00:18:31.562 --> 00:18:32.896
  • "He won't brush aside thebruised and the hurt and he will
  • 00:18:32.930 --> 00:18:38.268
  • not disregard the small andinsignificant, but he will
  • 00:18:38.302 --> 00:18:42.005
  • steadily and firmlyset things right."
  • 00:18:42.039 --> 00:18:46.476
  • Yes, in your life.
  • 00:18:46.510 --> 00:18:49.012
  • Are you bruised?
  • 00:18:49.046 --> 00:18:50.514
  • He won't disregard it.
  • 00:18:50.547 --> 00:18:52.549
  • He won't brush it aside.
  • 00:18:52.583 --> 00:18:53.884
  • Not this time, 'cause we'regonna look to him.
  • 00:18:53.917 --> 00:18:57.221
  • Are you hurt?
  • 00:18:57.254 --> 00:18:59.156
  • He's not going to brush it asidethis time 'cause we're gonna
  • 00:18:59.189 --> 00:19:02.259
  • look to him.
  • 00:19:02.292 --> 00:19:04.528
  • Do you feel insignificant,small, inferior?
  • 00:19:04.561 --> 00:19:08.765
  • Like, my voice, how is my voicegonna be heard?
  • 00:19:08.799 --> 00:19:13.136
  • But God hears the faintest cry.
  • 00:19:13.170 --> 00:19:18.208
  • God sees the dimmest burningwick and he will not brush
  • 00:19:18.242 --> 00:19:24.248
  • it aside.
  • 00:19:24.715 --> 00:19:27.985
  • He will not disregard you.
  • 00:19:28.018 --> 00:19:30.887
  • Have people disregarded you?Sure.
  • 00:19:30.921 --> 00:19:36.426
  • Has opportunity disregarded you?
  • 00:19:36.460 --> 00:19:38.328
  • Sure, of course, but Godwill not disregard you.
  • 00:19:38.362 --> 00:19:44.368
  • Not you, no.
  • 00:19:46.570 --> 00:19:49.840
  • He will steadily and firmly setthings right.
  • 00:19:49.873 --> 00:19:55.579
  • He's not gonna disregard you.
  • 00:19:55.612 --> 00:19:58.081
  • He's not gonna brush you aside.
  • 00:19:58.115 --> 00:19:59.416
  • "No, no, I gotta get to theimportant people."
  • 00:19:59.449 --> 00:20:01.652
  • God, you're so important to him.
  • 00:20:01.685 --> 00:20:05.522
  • You are so important to him.
  • 00:20:05.555 --> 00:20:07.758
  • You were God's idea.
  • 00:20:07.791 --> 00:20:10.627
  • You might've comethrough your parents.
  • 00:20:10.661 --> 00:20:12.162
  • Of course you did.
  • 00:20:12.195 --> 00:20:13.497
  • You came through your parents,but you came from God.
  • 00:20:13.530 --> 00:20:16.466
  • You came through that preciouswoman called your mother, but
  • 00:20:16.500 --> 00:20:22.506
  • you came from God.
  • 00:20:24.207 --> 00:20:28.478
  • You were his idea, so he knowshow to heal and solve
  • 00:20:28.512 --> 00:20:34.518
  • and rectify and set things rightand avenge you.
  • 00:20:35.719 --> 00:20:41.725
  • He's your avenger.
  • 00:20:42.893 --> 00:20:45.262
  • The widow said to the unjustjudge, the unrighteous judge,
  • 00:20:45.295 --> 00:20:49.533
  • "Avenge me!Avenge me!"
  • 00:20:49.566 --> 00:20:53.303
  • And he said, "No,you're not important.
  • 00:20:53.337 --> 00:20:55.605
  • You're a widow."
  • 00:20:55.639 --> 00:20:57.307
  • But she would not stop.
  • 00:20:57.341 --> 00:20:58.642
  • "Avenge me!Avenge me!"
  • 00:20:58.675 --> 00:21:01.345
  • And finally he said, "This womanbothers me so much, I will
  • 00:21:01.378 --> 00:21:03.747
  • avenge her just so she'll stopbothering me."
  • 00:21:03.780 --> 00:21:08.352
  • And then Jesus says, "Thinkabout this unrighteous judge who
  • 00:21:08.385 --> 00:21:14.391
  • avenged this woman even thoughhe didn't respect man and didn't
  • 00:21:14.624 --> 00:21:18.362
  • respect God.
  • 00:21:18.395 --> 00:21:20.797
  • How much more will your Fatheravenge his children who cry
  • 00:21:20.831 --> 00:21:26.303
  • to him?"
  • 00:21:26.336 --> 00:21:28.171
  • Oh, it might seem like it's nothappening, but he will avenge
  • 00:21:28.205 --> 00:21:32.542
  • you and it will happen so fast.
  • 00:21:32.576 --> 00:21:36.680
  • It might take a while, but whenit happens, it will catch you by
  • 00:21:36.713 --> 00:21:40.751
  • surprise and he will turn thetables on the devil, turn the
  • 00:21:40.784 --> 00:21:44.621
  • tables on your situation, turnthe tables on whatever is
  • 00:21:44.654 --> 00:21:48.558
  • causing you suffering.
  • 00:21:48.592 --> 00:21:50.927
  • And he will turn it around andsuddenly you'll find yourself
  • 00:21:50.961 --> 00:21:55.766
  • lifted up, promoted,transformed, changed.
  • 00:21:55.799 --> 00:22:00.070
  • Oh, while it was happening, itseemed like it was taking
  • 00:22:00.103 --> 00:22:02.706
  • forever, but then in an instant,in a moment of time,
  • 00:22:02.739 --> 00:22:08.678
  • he turns it around.
  • 00:22:08.712 --> 00:22:12.249
  • And suddenly you feelthe reward of God.
  • 00:22:12.282 --> 00:22:18.121
  • You feel the deliveringhand of God.
  • 00:22:18.155 --> 00:22:21.191
  • You feel that God has steadily,and firmly, and firmly set
  • 00:22:21.224 --> 00:22:27.230
  • things right.
  • 00:22:29.132 --> 00:22:33.837
  • Gregory Dickow: Well, that isspiritual warfare right there.
  • 00:22:33.870 --> 00:22:36.139
  • Hebrews 4:15 says, "We don'thave a high priest that cannot
  • 00:22:36.173 --> 00:22:39.509
  • be touched with the feelings ofour infirmities."
  • 00:22:39.543 --> 00:22:43.113
  • I want you to see this Word.
  • 00:22:43.146 --> 00:22:44.648
  • It's so important that you catchthis today.
  • 00:22:44.681 --> 00:22:47.484
  • God is touched.
  • 00:22:47.517 --> 00:22:49.486
  • When you feel something, he'stouched by it.
  • 00:22:49.519 --> 00:22:51.955
  • And one of two things is gonnahappen with what you feel.
  • 00:22:51.988 --> 00:22:55.492
  • It's gonna drive you to make theright decision or it's going to
  • 00:22:55.525 --> 00:22:58.128
  • drive you to make the wrongdecision.
  • 00:22:58.161 --> 00:22:59.596
  • That's spiritual warfareright there.
  • 00:22:59.629 --> 00:23:01.698
  • And what is the right decision?
  • 00:23:01.731 --> 00:23:03.467
  • Look at what he saysnext after that.
  • 00:23:03.500 --> 00:23:05.168
  • When you realize that he'stouched with the feelings that
  • 00:23:05.202 --> 00:23:07.537
  • you're goin' through, then thevery next verse gives us
  • 00:23:07.571 --> 00:23:10.140
  • the answer.
  • 00:23:10.173 --> 00:23:11.508
  • "Let us therefore come boldly tothe throne of grace."
  • 00:23:11.541 --> 00:23:14.945
  • That's where we can get God'shelp and that's where we can
  • 00:23:14.978 --> 00:23:17.314
  • walk in the power and authoritythat he's given us.
  • 00:23:17.347 --> 00:23:20.550
  • What do we do now thatwe know that he's touched
  • 00:23:20.584 --> 00:23:23.353
  • by our feelings?
  • 00:23:23.386 --> 00:23:24.855
  • We come boldly tothe throne of his grace.
  • 00:23:24.888 --> 00:23:26.356
  • We let our feelings drive us tothe throne of God rather than
  • 00:23:26.389 --> 00:23:29.626
  • drive us to regrettabledecisions.
  • 00:23:29.659 --> 00:23:32.229
  • Let your feelings drive you tothe throne of grace and get the
  • 00:23:32.262 --> 00:23:35.632
  • help that you need, the mercyof God, the grace of God,
  • 00:23:35.665 --> 00:23:39.336
  • whatever it is inyour time of need.
  • 00:23:39.369 --> 00:23:41.338
  • The world can't answer that.The world can't help us.
  • 00:23:41.371 --> 00:23:44.474
  • The world can't solve it.The government can't fix it.
  • 00:23:44.508 --> 00:23:47.444
  • No one can redeem it, but God isthere and he's waiting for you.
  • 00:23:47.477 --> 00:23:51.648
  • He's touched by what you feel,so let's go to God.
  • 00:23:51.681 --> 00:23:54.851
  • In fact, I'm going to pray foryou in just a couple moments,
  • 00:23:54.885 --> 00:23:58.421
  • but I want to first thank youfor allowing me to come
  • 00:23:58.455 --> 00:24:00.991
  • into your life and intoyour world today.
  • 00:24:01.024 --> 00:24:03.059
  • It really is an honor for me toshare the Word of God with you.
  • 00:24:03.093 --> 00:24:06.096
  • Each week, we only have aprecious few minutes together,
  • 00:24:06.129 --> 00:24:10.066
  • and I think it'd be great toconnect with you on a
  • 00:24:10.100 --> 00:24:11.868
  • deeper level.
  • 00:24:11.902 --> 00:24:13.236
  • So if you want to betterunderstand the war within,
  • 00:24:13.270 --> 00:24:15.705
  • don't go anywhere.
  • 00:24:15.739 --> 00:24:17.073
  • My announcer is gonna tell youmore and I'll be right back,
  • 00:24:17.107 --> 00:24:19.109
  • and you and me aregonna go to God together.
  • 00:24:19.142 --> 00:24:21.645
  • Check this out.
  • 00:24:21.678 --> 00:24:24.714
  • male announcer: Gregory Dickowwants to send you
  • 00:24:24.748 --> 00:24:26.149
  • today's teaching inits entirety, entitled,
  • 00:24:26.182 --> 00:24:28.852
  • "Winning the War Within."
  • 00:24:28.885 --> 00:24:30.654
  • Plus as a very special bonus forcalling today, we'll rush to you
  • 00:24:30.687 --> 00:24:34.758
  • one of Gregory Dickow'sbestselling books,
  • 00:24:34.791 --> 00:24:37.127
  • "Silencing the Accuser:The Power of a Guilt-Free Life."
  • 00:24:37.160 --> 00:24:41.464
  • Life is about owning the victoryyou have over your accuser
  • 00:24:41.498 --> 00:24:44.768
  • through the power of JesusChrist no matter what you've
  • 00:24:44.801 --> 00:24:48.138
  • done or what you've been accusedof, and it will help you win
  • 00:24:48.171 --> 00:24:51.708
  • the war within.
  • 00:24:51.741 --> 00:24:53.209
  • Just ask for offer 913A.
  • 00:24:53.243 --> 00:24:56.479
  • And with your extraordinary giftof $100 or more today, you will
  • 00:24:56.513 --> 00:25:01.251
  • receive everything you see onthe screen, plus you will also
  • 00:25:01.284 --> 00:25:05.522
  • receive Gregory Dickow'spowerful four-CD series,
  • 00:25:05.555 --> 00:25:09.059
  • "Silencing the Voices of theEnemy," and Gregory Dickow's
  • 00:25:09.092 --> 00:25:12.762
  • inspiring teaching, "Your #1Weapon for Winning
  • 00:25:12.796 --> 00:25:16.566
  • Every Battle."
  • 00:25:16.600 --> 00:25:17.934
  • Just ask for offer 913B.
  • 00:25:17.968 --> 00:25:21.304
  • And if you call right now for alimited time only with your
  • 00:25:21.338 --> 00:25:24.608
  • extraordinary gift of $100 ormore today, you can receive
  • 00:25:24.641 --> 00:25:28.878
  • everything you see on the screenin a digital format on
  • 00:25:28.912 --> 00:25:32.582
  • Gregory Dickow's brand-newjump drive card.
  • 00:25:32.616 --> 00:25:35.752
  • Just ask for offer 913C.
  • 00:25:35.785 --> 00:25:38.655
  • Don't wait, call the numberon your screen now.
  • 00:25:38.688 --> 00:25:44.694
  • Gregory Dickow: Well, I wannaencourage you and inspire you to
  • 00:25:45.829 --> 00:25:48.064
  • do something in the next fewmoments that will change
  • 00:25:48.098 --> 00:25:50.467
  • somebody's eternal destiny.
  • 00:25:50.500 --> 00:25:53.069
  • You know, our love is expressedas we share the gospel of Jesus
  • 00:25:53.103 --> 00:25:55.739
  • Christ and this ministry isreaching more and more people
  • 00:25:55.772 --> 00:25:58.541
  • every day.
  • 00:25:58.575 --> 00:25:59.876
  • More than ever, people arehungry for God's love
  • 00:25:59.909 --> 00:26:01.678
  • and salvation.
  • 00:26:01.711 --> 00:26:03.046
  • We're preaching the gospel ofGod's love, his mercy, and his
  • 00:26:03.079 --> 00:26:05.448
  • grace in six differentlanguages.
  • 00:26:05.482 --> 00:26:08.151
  • And with your gift today, I'mable to continue reaching these
  • 00:26:08.184 --> 00:26:11.254
  • precious souls and populateheaven in Jesus's name.
  • 00:26:11.287 --> 00:26:15.091
  • That's why I needyour urgent help.
  • 00:26:15.125 --> 00:26:16.693
  • I hope you'll prayerfullyconsider a gift today.
  • 00:26:16.726 --> 00:26:18.628
  • And remember, of all the stuffyou saw during during my
  • 00:26:18.662 --> 00:26:22.832
  • announcer's announcement,all of that can be found
  • 00:26:22.866 --> 00:26:26.536
  • on this USB drive.
  • 00:26:26.569 --> 00:26:28.238
  • Just all of it right here.
  • 00:26:28.271 --> 00:26:29.572
  • You can get it all physically oryou can get it all in this form,
  • 00:26:29.606 --> 00:26:32.275
  • which is pretty cool.
  • 00:26:32.308 --> 00:26:33.643
  • So whichever works for you.
  • 00:26:33.677 --> 00:26:35.111
  • And I don't want you to missnext week.
  • 00:26:35.145 --> 00:26:37.113
  • Tell your friends,tell your neighbors,
  • 00:26:37.147 --> 00:26:38.615
  • but let's pray right now,you ready?
  • 00:26:38.648 --> 00:26:42.085
  • Lord, I thank you that you saidwe can come boldly to the throne
  • 00:26:42.118 --> 00:26:43.953
  • of your grace, and Lord, we canfind help in our time of need.
  • 00:26:43.987 --> 00:26:47.057
  • I thank you for--we areagreeing together, Lord,
  • 00:26:47.090 --> 00:26:50.927
  • that we have exactly the gracewe need, the mercy we need,
  • 00:26:50.960 --> 00:26:56.599
  • the miracles that we need,the healings that we need.
  • 00:26:56.633 --> 00:26:58.935
  • I pray for every person.
  • 00:26:58.968 --> 00:27:00.270
  • I pray for the person watchingright now, Lord.
  • 00:27:00.303 --> 00:27:02.505
  • We agree together for theirbreakthrough, their healing,
  • 00:27:02.539 --> 00:27:05.942
  • their miracle.
  • 00:27:05.975 --> 00:27:07.310
  • In Jesus's name, amen.
  • 00:27:07.343 --> 00:27:09.813
  • Well, thanks so much forwatching.
  • 00:27:09.846 --> 00:27:11.247
  • And if you don't have a churchhome, by the way, join me
  • 00:27:11.281 --> 00:27:14.317
  • through our global online churchcommunity.
  • 00:27:14.350 --> 00:27:16.986
  • You can find it atgregorydickow.com.
  • 00:27:17.020 --> 00:27:19.689
  • And don't miss our nextbroadcast.
  • 00:27:19.723 --> 00:27:21.658
  • I can't wait to see you then.
  • 00:27:21.691 --> 00:27:22.992
  • God bless.
  • 00:27:23.026 --> 00:27:25.028