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Live the Let-Go Life | Episode 7

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December 4, 2017
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Joseph Prince: Live the Let-Go Life

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Live the Let-Go Life | Episode 7

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  • (Joseph Prince) How is it that two people can hear the exact same directions,
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  • yet end up in two completely different places?
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  • Usually it has nothing to do with the direction giver
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  • but everything to do with the direction hearer.
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  • How you hear and what you hear are powerful.
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  • Consistently hearing the right words can cause faith
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  • to rise in your heart.
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  • It can bring a peace that pushes out the worries and fears,
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  • and it can even bring you your miracle.
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  • Today I wanna teach you how to live the life
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  • that God has for you,
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  • a stress-free, worry-free, and peace-filled life.
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  • Hi, I'm Joseph Prince.
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  • Are you ready to breathe a little easier,
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  • stand a little straighter, and live a little freer?
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  • Here's the good news.
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  • With God on your side, you can let your troubles go.
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  • The rest of the world seeks to declutter life
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  • from the outside in, but in my new book,
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  • "Live the Let-Go Life," we explore practical ways
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  • you can clear out the clutter of life from the inside out
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  • and see positive change in your outward circumstances.
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  • I hope you will join me today.
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  • You can live worry-free, stress-free, and healthier.
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  • You can live the let-go life.
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  • (Brandon) Hi, I'm Brandon.
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  • Sir, just listen to me.
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  • I don't think I can do this.
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  • (male announcer) Modern life comes at a frantic pace.
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  • (male) I'm late again.
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  • (announcer) Every day is a race against unending to-do lists,
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  • obligations, and interruptions.
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  • Stress takes a toll.
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  • The harder we try to hold on, the harder it is to keep up.
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  • But what if we could let it all go,
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  • free ourselves from fear and anxiety,
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  • because we weren't designed to live a life of stress.
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  • Well, now you can walk lighter, breathe easier,
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  • and live happier as you discover how to live the let-go life.
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  • (Joseph Prince) Today I've got a message for you that I believe
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  • will recharge your faith and revamp your life.
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  • I believe the Lord will use this message to help you
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  • in your marriage, your parenting, your health,
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  • your business, and your finances.
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  • Negative stress can affect our relationships
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  • and our physical health.
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  • In polls, more than half of Americans say they fight
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  • with friends and loved ones because of stress.
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  • This can come in the form of high irritability,
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  • outbursts of anger, emotional withdrawal,
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  • and defensiveness.
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  • It tends to turn little issues into mountains
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  • and can destroy relationships over time.
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  • And more than 70% say they experience real physical
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  • and emotional symptoms from stress.
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  • Maybe that describes you.
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  • Maybe you've been hearing me share about the power
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  • of living the let-go life, about experiencing
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  • the Lord's peace and rest, and you say,
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  • "I want all that for myself, but I don't know what to do."
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  • Then keep watching, because I'm gonna share about a simple
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  • yet powerful way to walk in freedom from negative stress
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  • and the anxiety and depression it can cause.
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  • Do you know that it's possible to hear the good news
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  • about what our Lord Jesus has done for us on the cross
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  • and yet not walk in any of the blessings
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  • he paid for us to enjoy?
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  • A lot of people do.
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  • I don't know about you, but if Jesus paid for it,
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  • I want to walk in it.
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  • I want the gospel to make a real difference in my life.
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  • Let's see what the Word of God says in Hebrews 4, verse 1.
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  • "Therefore, since a promise remains of entering his rest,
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  • "let us fear lest any of you seem to have come short of it.
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  • "For indeed the gospel was preached to us
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  • "as well as to them; but the Word which they heard
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  • "did not profit them, not being mixed with faith
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  • "in those who heard it.
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  • For we who have believed do enter that rest."
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  • It's sad, but this Scripture is referring
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  • to an entire generation of Israelites who heard
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  • the good news that God was bringing them
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  • into a good land, a land where they would drink
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  • from wells they did not dig,
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  • eat from vineyards they did not plant,
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  • and live in houses they did not build.
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  • They were on the brink of entering the land,
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  • and they had even seen the luscious fruit of the land
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  • that their spies had brought back.
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  • You can read about this in Numbers chapter 13,
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  • but these people still failed to enter the promised land, why?
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  • The reason is found in Hebrews 4, verse 2.
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  • It says, "The Word which they heard did not profit them,
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  • not being mixed with faith in those who heard it."
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  • Did you get that?
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  • "The Word they heard was not mixed with faith."
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  • My friend, everything that we receive from God is by faith.
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  • Whether it's freedom from stress, healing,
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  • provision, and protection, we receive them all by faith.
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  • We were saved by grace through faith.
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  • We are healed by faith in the name of Jesus.
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  • Our Lord Jesus himself told many of those whom he had healed,
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  • "Your faith made you well."
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  • In fact, the Bible tells us that without faith,
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  • it's impossible to please God.
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  • Maybe you are listening and saying,
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  • "I wanna grow in faith.
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  • "I wanna make sure I'm hearing God's Word with faith.
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  • But how do I get faith?"
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  • Take heart, my friend.
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  • If you feel you don't have faith,
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  • the Bible says, "Faith comes."
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  • Faith comes.
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  • How does faith come?
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  • Romans 10:17 says, "Faith comes by hearing,
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  • and hearing by the Word of God."
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  • If you study the word "God" here,
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  • you will see that it's translated
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  • from the Greek word Cristos, meaning Christ.
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  • In other words, faith comes by hearing the Word of Christ.
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  • Faith doesn't come when we hear about the law.
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  • It doesn't come when we hear a list of dos and don'ts
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  • that we have to fulfill or how we have fallen short
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  • of the law's perfect requirements.
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  • Faith comes when we hear and talk about the person
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  • and work of our Lord Jesus.
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  • Faith comes when we see from his Word how much he loves us,
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  • how much he cares about the little details of our lives,
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  • and how he paid the full price for our sins at the cross
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  • so that we can have every good blessing from God
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  • in every area of our lives.
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  • Faith comes when, despite knowing that we have failed,
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  • we hear that we can still receive the abundance of grace
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  • and the gift of righteousness through Christ
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  • and begin to live the victorious life.
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  • Jesus is the author and finisher of our faith.
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  • Don't try to get faith by focusing on faith.
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  • Faith comes by hearing and hearing,
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  • hearing and hearing and hearing and hearing
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  • the Word of Christ.
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  • God wants us to focus on hearing.
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  • Now, how do we keep hearing the Word of Christ?
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  • In the context of this verse, it's not talking about God
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  • speaking to us in our hearts.
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  • Just three verses earlier, in Romans 10:14, it says,
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  • "How then shall they call on him in whom
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  • "they have not believed?
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  • "And how shall they believe in him
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  • "of whom they have not heard?
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  • And how shall they hear without a preacher?"
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  • Do you see that?
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  • The Bible makes it clear that faith comes by hearing
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  • a preacher who brings the Word of Christ,
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  • like what I am doing for you today.
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  • Look at 1 Corinthians 1:21 with me.
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  • It says that, "It pleased God by the foolishness
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  • of preaching to save them that believe."
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  • The words "to save" are translated
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  • from the Greek word sozo, which means to save,
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  • to heal, to preserve, and to rescue.
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  • The method seems so simple and foolish, doesn't it?
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  • And yet the delivery system that God chose for us to receive
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  • his blessings and miracles is by the foolishness of preaching.
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  • As we simply preach the gospel of grace,
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  • the result is this, people are saved.
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  • Faith is imparted as the people listen.
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  • People are healed from their afflictions.
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  • We preach Jesus and his finished work,
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  • and they are set free from anxiety attacks
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  • and rescued from addictions that have bound them,
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  • as the Word goes forth.
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  • My friend, as you keep hearing preaching about our Lord Jesus,
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  • get ready for your miracle to happen.
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  • It does not matter what your area of need may be.
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  • Whether it's bills that are getting you concerned,
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  • or your kids, or job-related demands,
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  • the best thing you can do is to saturate yourself
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  • with the Word of God.
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  • And how do you do that?
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  • Keep on hearing and hearing.
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  • As you are heading off for lunch,
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  • while you are eating,
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  • or as you are waiting for someone,
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  • plug in your earphones and listen
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  • to Christ-centered sermons.
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  • Put a sermon CD into your car and listen
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  • as you make your way to work.
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  • Record sermons on television and play them
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  • over and over again as you clean the house
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  • or prepare a meal for your family.
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  • Sometimes when I have trouble sleeping,
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  • I play sermons really softly
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  • throughout the night on my speakers.
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  • I can't tell you how many times I can sense the peace of God
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  • calming my mind and heart as I just listen,
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  • and I end up with the most refreshing sleep.
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  • And today, with modern technology,
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  • we really have no reason why we can't keep hearing
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  • and hearing the Word of God.
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  • You know, recently my heart was overwhelmed with a lot of cares.
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  • I decided to listen to my audiobook,
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  • "The Prayer of Protection."
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  • As I listened to praise report after praise report
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  • on God's protection, all my anxieties began to dissipate.
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  • That can happen to you, too, as you listen to teaching resources
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  • that are full of the person of Jesus.
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  • The other thing I really appreciate is the mobile app
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  • that my team developed to archive all the messages
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  • I have preached over almost 2 decades.
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  • To stay in an atmosphere of faith each day,
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  • you just search for a message, plug in,
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  • and fill up your spirit.
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  • It doesn't matter how old the message is that I listen to,
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  • it still blesses and refreshes me.
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  • If you are wondering why I listen to my own sermons,
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  • it's because many times when I am preaching,
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  • the Teacher takes over, and I'm just his delivery boy.
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  • So, when I listen to my own sermons,
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  • I hear words of life that are beyond my human wisdom,
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  • and I receive from myself strength and nourishment
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  • from hearing him preach.
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  • There is something powerful and anointed
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  • about the preached Word.
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  • When our Lord Jesus is preached and unveiled, faith, strength,
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  • and courage are imparted.
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  • I have seen this time and time again.
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  • It's the same when I listen to recordings
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  • of my dear minister friends from around the world.
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  • I love to listen to their preaching of Jesus,
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  • because I walk away filled with hope.
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  • I become charged with audacious faith,
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  • and I'm deeply strengthened by his love.
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  • Whether we are pastors, businesspeople, lawyers,
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  • or homemakers, we need to be washed daily
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  • by the water of the Word.
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  • It is a fight to make time daily,
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  • because all of us have demands and distractions pulling at us.
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  • But I have settled in my heart that I cannot afford to not hear
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  • and be washed by his Word,
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  • so I make sure I prioritize my time with him every day.
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  • Just as you cannot live on the memory
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  • of what you ate last week,
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  • but you continue to have your daily meals,
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  • in the same way, food for your faith
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  • comes by hearing and hearing, not just by hearing once.
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  • So, if a particular sermon spoke to you,
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  • get that message and listen to it again and again.
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  • The more you listen to that sermon,
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  • the more you meditate on it, the more you'll get out of it.
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  • You will miss things when you listen to a sermon only once.
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  • I've had people tell me time and time again
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  • that as they listen to a recording of a service
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  • that they had attended, they heard things
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  • that did not register in their minds
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  • when they first heard me the first time.
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  • My friend, Isaiah 40:31 tells us what happens
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  • as we take time to hear his Word and wait on him.
  • 00:11:57.200 --> 00:12:02.050
  • "But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength.
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  • "They shall mount up with wings like eagles.
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  • "They shall run and not be weary.
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  • They shall walk and not faint."
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  • As you take time to listen to the Lord
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  • and wait on him every day, he will renew your strength.
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  • He will cause you to run and not be weary,
  • 00:12:18.140 --> 00:12:20.210
  • to walk and not faint.
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  • Whatever you are going through today, my friend,
  • 00:12:23.020 --> 00:12:26.070
  • take time to hear how much the Lord loves you
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  • and has paid the price for you to walk in all of his favor,
  • 00:12:28.260 --> 00:12:32.050
  • his provision, and his divine health.
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  • Keep hearing and hearing the gospel preached
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  • until your faith comes.
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  • If you are full of anxiety and fears today,
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  • you can listen your way into the let-go life.
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  • I've majored mainly on hearing the Word preached
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  • as a practical way where you can start living
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  • the let-go life in this episode.
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  • If you wanna know more about how and why we can start living
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  • free of anxiety and stress, I share a whole lot more
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  • in my book, "Live the Let-Go Life,"
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  • and I encourage you to get it
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  • and let the powerful truths in it based on God's Word
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  • remove your worries and fears.
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  • Stay tuned for the next segment,
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  • because I'm going to share with you
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  • how you can even listen your way to the miracle you need.
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  • In it Pastor Prince unveils God's plan
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  • for experiencing a permanent and pervasive peace every day.
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  • You can learn to live in joyful, carefree peace in the midst
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  • of a stressed-out world.
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  • Get ready to learn to live the let-go life.
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  • (Joseph Prince) We've been talking about how we can let go
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  • of our worries and fears as we keep hearing and hearing
  • 00:15:09.000 --> 00:15:12.290
  • the Word of Christ preached.
  • 00:15:13.000 --> 00:15:14.290
  • We cannot psych ourselves out of our fear and worries,
  • 00:15:15.000 --> 00:15:18.130
  • but we can hear our way into a place of peace and victory.
  • 00:15:18.140 --> 00:15:22.270
  • As we hear preaching about Jesus and his finished work,
  • 00:15:22.280 --> 00:15:25.290
  • we are letting the water of his Word wash us
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  • and free our hearts from the grip of anxiety and stress.
  • 00:15:28.240 --> 00:15:32.190
  • In fact, the Bible shows us that hearing
  • 00:15:32.200 --> 00:15:34.190
  • the preached Word of Christ is so powerful,
  • 00:15:34.200 --> 00:15:37.050
  • you can even hear your way to a miracle.
  • 00:15:37.060 --> 00:15:40.070
  • Perhaps you are thinking to yourself,
  • 00:15:40.080 --> 00:15:42.070
  • "How is it possible to receive a miracle just by listening?"
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  • I wanna answer your question by asking you another question
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  • from the Word of God.
  • 00:15:48.160 --> 00:15:49.270
  • In Galatians 3:2, Paul asks this,
  • 00:15:49.280 --> 00:15:53.130
  • "Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law
  • 00:15:53.140 --> 00:15:55.230
  • "or by the hearing of faith?
  • 00:15:55.240 --> 00:15:58.090
  • "Therefore he who supplies the Spirit to you
  • 00:15:58.100 --> 00:16:00.230
  • "and works miracles among you,
  • 00:16:00.240 --> 00:16:03.090
  • "does he do it by the works of the law,
  • 00:16:03.100 --> 00:16:05.150
  • or by the hearing of faith?"
  • 00:16:05.160 --> 00:16:07.190
  • If you study the words "supplies" and "works"
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  • in verse 5 in the original Greek, you will see
  • 00:16:10.240 --> 00:16:13.130
  • that they carry the present tense,
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  • which means the actions are continuously ongoing.
  • 00:16:15.260 --> 00:16:19.150
  • In other words, you can read the verse this way,
  • 00:16:19.160 --> 00:16:21.270
  • "He who is constantly supplying the Holy Spirit
  • 00:16:21.280 --> 00:16:25.050
  • "and constantly working miracles among you,
  • 00:16:25.060 --> 00:16:28.130
  • "does he do it by the works of the law
  • 00:16:28.140 --> 00:16:30.190
  • or by the hearing of faith?"
  • 00:16:30.200 --> 00:16:32.070
  • Doesn't that encourage you?
  • 00:16:32.080 --> 00:16:33.270
  • What a thought to wake up each morning and realize
  • 00:16:33.280 --> 00:16:36.210
  • that God is constantly supplying us with the Holy Spirit
  • 00:16:36.220 --> 00:16:40.130
  • and constantly working miracles among us,
  • 00:16:40.140 --> 00:16:43.190
  • not by the works of the law, but by the hearing of faith.
  • 00:16:43.200 --> 00:16:47.130
  • So, don't underestimate hearing, my friend.
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  • It may seem simple, but God works miracles
  • 00:16:50.160 --> 00:16:53.030
  • when you listen in faith to the Word preached.
  • 00:16:53.040 --> 00:16:56.030
  • Several years ago, the Lord gave me
  • 00:16:56.040 --> 00:16:58.090
  • a vision of golden pipes.
  • 00:16:58.100 --> 00:17:00.110
  • He showed me how his blessings are flowing in our lives
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  • but that we often clog up those pipes
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  • through our fear and worry.
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  • God is constantly supplying us with miracles.
  • 00:17:07.200 --> 00:17:10.170
  • Our part is to let go, listen to his Word,
  • 00:17:10.180 --> 00:17:14.050
  • and let his supply flow.
  • 00:17:14.060 --> 00:17:16.050
  • Did you know that our Lord Jesus himself
  • 00:17:16.060 --> 00:17:18.050
  • also emphasized the importance of hearing?
  • 00:17:18.060 --> 00:17:20.270
  • Over and over again, the gospels record our Lord Jesus saying,
  • 00:17:20.280 --> 00:17:24.210
  • "He who has ears to hear, let him hear."
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  • You may remember the account in Luke chapter 10
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  • of Jesus going to the home of Martha and Mary.
  • 00:17:30.020 --> 00:17:33.090
  • In that story, Martha complained about her sister to Jesus.
  • 00:17:33.100 --> 00:17:37.070
  • Jesus responded by saying, in Luke 10:41, "Martha, Martha,
  • 00:17:37.080 --> 00:17:41.190
  • "you are worried and troubled about many things.
  • 00:17:41.200 --> 00:17:44.190
  • "But one thing is needed,
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  • "and Mary has chosen that good part,
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  • which will not be taken away from her."
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  • My dear friend, when we do the one thing that is needful,
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  • we will not be like Martha,
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  • worried and troubled about many things.
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  • Now, what exactly is the one thing
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  • that Mary chose?
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  • The Bible tells us in verse 39 in the Amplified version that,
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  • "Mary seated herself at the Lord's feet
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  • and was continually listening to his teaching."
  • 00:18:11.000 --> 00:18:14.070
  • What was Mary doing?
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  • She was hearing and hearing the Lord's teaching.
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  • Faith comes by hearing and hearing,
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  • not by having heard.
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  • This brings me back to Hebrews 4, verse 2.
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  • Why did the children of Israel fail to enter the promised land?
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  • We saw how the Word which they heard was not mixed with faith,
  • 00:18:29.280 --> 00:18:34.170
  • but I want to highlight something else
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  • that Hebrews 4, verse 2 tells us.
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  • It says that,
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  • "The Word which they heard did not profit them."
  • 00:18:40.000 --> 00:18:41.290
  • Notice that the word "heard" is in the past tense?
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  • It is not enough to have heard.
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  • We need to be hearing and hearing and hearing,
  • 00:18:48.100 --> 00:18:51.030
  • present continuous tense.
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  • If you are wondering why you're not getting healing, blessings,
  • 00:18:53.120 --> 00:18:57.010
  • or the miracles you wanna see, is it possible that you
  • 00:18:57.020 --> 00:18:59.190
  • might not have been hearing and hearing
  • 00:18:59.200 --> 00:19:01.290
  • the Word of Christ?
  • 00:19:02.000 --> 00:19:03.230
  • If you feel like you don't have the faith to believe
  • 00:19:03.240 --> 00:19:05.290
  • for the breakthroughs that you desperately need,
  • 00:19:06.000 --> 00:19:08.130
  • it's not too late, my friend.
  • 00:19:08.140 --> 00:19:09.270
  • Start hearing sermons that are full of Jesus,
  • 00:19:09.280 --> 00:19:12.170
  • and I promise you, faith will come.
  • 00:19:12.180 --> 00:19:16.030
  • Don't make the mistake of thinking
  • 00:19:16.040 --> 00:19:17.210
  • that because you heard a few sermons
  • 00:19:17.220 --> 00:19:19.210
  • about God's grace that you now know all about it.
  • 00:19:19.220 --> 00:19:22.290
  • It is not enough to have heard.
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  • 1 Timothy 6:12 tells us to fight the good fight of faith.
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  • Our fight is not against Satan directly,
  • 00:19:29.080 --> 00:19:31.270
  • our fight is the fight to believe
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  • that God has given to us.
  • 00:19:34.000 --> 00:19:35.210
  • We fight to walk by faith and not by sight.
  • 00:19:35.220 --> 00:19:39.270
  • We fight by not fighting, we fight by resting in Christ.
  • 00:19:39.280 --> 00:19:45.030
  • When we are in faith, the devil is defeated.
  • 00:19:45.040 --> 00:19:48.050
  • Every temptation to snare us back into stress and worries
  • 00:19:48.060 --> 00:19:52.030
  • is an attempt to knock us from our place of faith in Christ.
  • 00:19:52.040 --> 00:19:56.050
  • Fear causes us to focus on all the problems we can see
  • 00:19:56.060 --> 00:19:59.130
  • in the news, in our lives, at our place of work,
  • 00:19:59.140 --> 00:20:02.250
  • but faith helps us to focus on what God sees.
  • 00:20:02.260 --> 00:20:06.290
  • Faith causes us to see beyond the bad news,
  • 00:20:07.000 --> 00:20:09.190
  • the physical symptoms, and any giants in front of us.
  • 00:20:09.200 --> 00:20:13.090
  • If you are under attack today,
  • 00:20:13.100 --> 00:20:15.050
  • fight back with the sword of the Spirit,
  • 00:20:15.060 --> 00:20:16.270
  • which is the Word of God.
  • 00:20:16.280 --> 00:20:18.190
  • If you are battling anxiety, or if doctors have diagnosed you
  • 00:20:18.200 --> 00:20:22.010
  • with a terminal condition, know that it is not enough
  • 00:20:22.020 --> 00:20:25.170
  • to have heard that by his stripes we are healed.
  • 00:20:25.180 --> 00:20:28.170
  • Are you going through a financial difficulty?
  • 00:20:28.180 --> 00:20:30.270
  • Is your business struggling to stay afloat?
  • 00:20:30.280 --> 00:20:33.130
  • It is not enough to have heard God's promises.
  • 00:20:33.140 --> 00:20:36.210
  • No, we need to keep hearing and hearing
  • 00:20:36.220 --> 00:20:39.010
  • until his promises take root in our hearts.
  • 00:20:39.020 --> 00:20:41.230
  • And when that happens, we shall be the good ground
  • 00:20:41.240 --> 00:20:44.090
  • Jesus talked about the parable of the sower,
  • 00:20:44.100 --> 00:20:46.210
  • and produce a harvest that is 30-fold, 60-fold,
  • 00:20:46.220 --> 00:20:49.290
  • or even 100-fold more.
  • 00:20:50.000 --> 00:20:51.290
  • You know, I have received so many testimonies from people
  • 00:20:52.000 --> 00:20:55.030
  • who have received tremendous breakthroughs
  • 00:20:55.040 --> 00:20:57.210
  • as they listened to the gospel of grace over and over again.
  • 00:20:57.220 --> 00:21:01.230
  • Each time they hear a message, they get fresh revelations.
  • 00:21:01.240 --> 00:21:05.170
  • As they hear, their faith is strengthened.
  • 00:21:05.180 --> 00:21:08.110
  • This is exactly what happened to Leah from Georgia
  • 00:21:08.120 --> 00:21:10.270
  • in the United States.
  • 00:21:10.280 --> 00:21:13.030
  • I want you to see the means by which the Lord
  • 00:21:13.040 --> 00:21:15.010
  • delivered her when she was faced with cancer.
  • 00:21:15.020 --> 00:21:19.010
  • (Leah) Pastor Prince, I have been watching you on television
  • 00:21:19.020 --> 00:21:22.070
  • for about 6 years.
  • 00:21:22.080 --> 00:21:24.130
  • Through your daily broadcasts on TV and your sermons,
  • 00:21:24.140 --> 00:21:27.290
  • the Word of God became alive to me.
  • 00:21:28.000 --> 00:21:30.130
  • I embraced the gospel of grace
  • 00:21:30.140 --> 00:21:32.230
  • and felt in my heart that it was pure truth.
  • 00:21:32.240 --> 00:21:35.190
  • I grew in grace and was able to face
  • 00:21:35.200 --> 00:21:38.010
  • the greatest challenge of my life,
  • 00:21:38.020 --> 00:21:40.090
  • when I was diagnosed with uterine cancer.
  • 00:21:40.100 --> 00:21:43.130
  • I would listen to your CDs to and from the doctor,
  • 00:21:43.140 --> 00:21:46.150
  • and in my house morning, noon, and night.
  • 00:21:46.160 --> 00:21:49.010
  • This helped me understand the Bible more and more,
  • 00:21:49.020 --> 00:21:52.070
  • and the Word of God became a Living Word to me.
  • 00:21:52.080 --> 00:21:55.070
  • I came to understand the full meaning
  • 00:21:55.080 --> 00:21:57.030
  • of the finished work of Jesus on the cross.
  • 00:21:57.040 --> 00:22:00.190
  • The way you explain the truth of the gospel reached my heart,
  • 00:22:00.200 --> 00:22:04.250
  • and I know I can trust what you are teaching
  • 00:22:04.260 --> 00:22:06.270
  • because every Word was confirmed when I read the Bible.
  • 00:22:06.280 --> 00:22:10.130
  • I had to receive chemotherapy and radiation.
  • 00:22:10.140 --> 00:22:14.030
  • During those treatments, the Word of God kept me
  • 00:22:14.040 --> 00:22:17.070
  • and the Holy Spirit comforted me.
  • 00:22:17.080 --> 00:22:19.130
  • Today, by Jesus' power,
  • 00:22:19.140 --> 00:22:21.190
  • I've been completely delivered from cancer.
  • 00:22:21.200 --> 00:22:25.150
  • (Joseph Prince) Leah didn't just hear the preached Word once.
  • 00:22:25.160 --> 00:22:28.230
  • Every day, she listened to the Word of his grace,
  • 00:22:28.240 --> 00:22:31.130
  • morning, noon, and night.
  • 00:22:31.140 --> 00:22:33.230
  • I pray that you, too, will cultivate the habit
  • 00:22:33.240 --> 00:22:35.290
  • of listening to messages that are full of Jesus
  • 00:22:36.000 --> 00:22:38.230
  • and hear your way to faith and victory.
  • 00:22:38.240 --> 00:22:42.150
  • Perhaps you are thinking, "Simply hearing can't help me.
  • 00:22:42.160 --> 00:22:46.030
  • My situation is hopeless."
  • 00:22:46.040 --> 00:22:47.250
  • Well, let me tell you about a man in Lystra
  • 00:22:47.260 --> 00:22:50.090
  • whose situation looked hopeless.
  • 00:22:50.100 --> 00:22:52.170
  • The Bible tells us in Acts 14
  • 00:22:52.180 --> 00:22:54.250
  • that he was a cripple from his mother's womb.
  • 00:22:54.260 --> 00:22:57.150
  • After all those years of having no strength in his feet
  • 00:22:57.160 --> 00:23:00.130
  • of having never walked, he might have given up hope
  • 00:23:00.140 --> 00:23:03.050
  • of ever being able to walk.
  • 00:23:03.060 --> 00:23:05.170
  • But do you know what happened?
  • 00:23:05.180 --> 00:23:07.050
  • Let's follow the story.
  • 00:23:07.060 --> 00:23:08.210
  • Acts 14, verse 9 says, "This man heard Paul speaking.
  • 00:23:08.220 --> 00:23:13.250
  • "Paul, observing him intently and seeing that he had faith
  • 00:23:13.260 --> 00:23:17.110
  • "to be healed, said with a loud voice,
  • 00:23:17.120 --> 00:23:19.210
  • "'Stand up straight on your feet!'
  • 00:23:19.220 --> 00:23:21.170
  • And he leaped and walked."
  • 00:23:21.180 --> 00:23:23.130
  • The apostles Paul and Barnabas
  • 00:23:23.140 --> 00:23:25.130
  • were preaching the gospel in Lystra,
  • 00:23:25.140 --> 00:23:27.290
  • and the man heard Paul speaking.
  • 00:23:28.000 --> 00:23:30.150
  • The word "heard" here
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  • is in the imperfect tense in the Greek,
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  • meaning it was a continuous ongoing action.
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  • In other words, he was hearing
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  • and hearing repeatedly the teaching of the gospel.
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  • He kept on hearing as Paul preached the gospel.
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  • Then one day as he was listening to Paul,
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  • Paul discerned that he had faith to be healed.
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  • When Paul said to him,
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  • "Stand up straight on your feet,"
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  • the man immediately got up.
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  • In an instant, he received his miracle.
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  • In fact, even though Paul told him to stand up,
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  • the man didn't only stand, he leaped and walked.
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  • I know we all want to be at Acts 14:10,
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  • at the place where our miracle happens.
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  • We all want to be at the place
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  • where the bodily condition is no more,
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  • the tumor is gone, and the debt is paid,
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  • but let's take a step back.
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  • How did this man have the faith to be healed?
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  • By now you know that faith comes from hearing
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  • and hearing by the Word of Christ.
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  • We don't know how he did it.
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  • He didn't have MP3s or CD players like we do today.
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  • Maybe Paul stood near him, preaching the same sermon
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  • over and over again,
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  • and as he sat there, he just kept hearing
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  • until the faith to be healed was imparted.
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  • Or maybe he got his friends to carry him to wherever
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  • Paul was preaching in Lystra so he could keep on hearing.
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  • All we know is this, he kept on hearing.
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  • If you have not received your breakthrough yet,
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  • just keep on hearing until your heart is full of faith.
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  • Now, would you like to know what this man heard?
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  • We know that he heard Paul preach the gospel,
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  • but Acts 14, verse 3 says,
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  • "Therefore they stayed there a long time,
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  • "speaking boldly in the Lord, who was bearing witness
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  • "to the Word of his grace, granting signs and wonders
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  • to be done by their hands."
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  • Paul and Barnabas were preaching the Word of his grace,
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  • and God was bearing witness to what they preached,
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  • granting signs and wonders to be done by their hands.
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  • As you keep on hearing, make sure that you are hearing
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  • the Word of his grace, and as you keep on hearing
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  • like that crippled man at Lystra,
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  • get ready to receive your miracle.
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  • Perhaps you are in a situation that looks impossible.
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  • Perhaps you have lived with a physical condition
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  • in your body for so long
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  • you have given up hope of ever being healed.
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  • Or maybe you're not suffering from a physical condition,
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  • but you've always been extremely shy and crippled
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  • in your communication.
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  • Maybe you have been emotionally and mentally crippled
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  • by an oppressive depression.
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  • You have lived with it for so long
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  • that you have no more strength to fight it.
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  • My friend, I want you to know
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  • that whatever your circumstances,
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  • there's a miracle for you with your name on it,
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  • and it will come to you as you keep on hearing
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  • the Word of Christ.
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  • Today, I pray that this message will ignite your faith,
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  • that you will rest in the grace that has been provided for you
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  • on the cross.
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  • I pray that you will be strengthened in your inner man
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  • through the Word of God
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  • and that his Word will produce fruit in your life.
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  • I speak to the storms raging around you
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  • and I command those storms to cease in your life.
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  • I speak life, peace, shalom into every area of your life,
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  • into your emotions, into your body.
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  • In Jesus' name, amen.
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