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That Time, This Time and Every Time

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September 9, 2020
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Pastor Jentezen Franklin brings practical meaning to spiritual truths found in God’s Word.

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  • - I wanna go to Numbers 21.
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  • - I wanna go to Numbers 21."Then they journeyed
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  • "Then they journeyedfrom Mount Hor by the Way
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  • from Mount Hor by the Wayof the Red Sea,
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  • of the Red Sea,to go around the land
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  • to go around the landof Edom."
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  • of Edom."Listen.
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  • Listen."And the soul
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  • "And the soulof the people
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  • of the peoplebecame very discouraged,"
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  • became very discouraged,"because of the way:
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  • because of the way:"Along the way."
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  • "Along the way."One translation says,
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  • One translation says,"Because of the way
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  • "Because of the wayGod led them."
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  • God led them.""And the people
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  • "And the peoplespoke against God
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  • spoke against Godand against Moses:
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  • and against Moses:'Why have you brought us
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  • 'Why have you brought usout of Egypt to die
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  • out of Egypt to diein the wilderness?
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  • in the wilderness?For there is no food,
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  • For there is no food,no water, our soul loathes
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  • no water, our soul loathesthis worthless bread.'"
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  • this worthless bread.'""So the Lord sent
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  • "So the Lord sentfiery serpents among them,
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  • fiery serpents among them,and they bit the people.
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  • and they bit the people.And many of the people
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  • And many of the peopleof Israel died.
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  • of Israel died.Therefore the people
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  • Therefore the peoplecame to Moses, and said,
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  • came to Moses, and said,'We have sinned,'" --
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  • 'We have sinned,'" --they got a revelation.
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  • they got a revelation."'We have sinned,
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  • "'We have sinned,for we have spoken
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  • for we have spokenagainst the Lord
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  • against the Lordand against you.
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  • and against you.Pray to the Lord
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  • Pray to the Lordthat He take away
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  • that He take awaythe serpents from us.'
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  • the serpents from us.'So Moses prayed
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  • So Moses prayedfor the people."
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  • for the people.""Then the Lord
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  • "Then the Lordsaid to Moses,
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  • said to Moses,'Make a fiery serpent,
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  • 'Make a fiery serpent,and set it on a pole.
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  • and set it on a pole.And it shall be that everyone
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  • And it shall be that everyonewho is bitten,
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  • who is bitten,when he looks at it,
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  • when he looks at it,shall live.'
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  • shall live.'So Moses made
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  • So Moses madea bronze serpent,
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  • a bronze serpent,put it on a pole."
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  • put it on a pole."Raised it up.
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  • Raised it up."And so it was,
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  • "And so it was,if a serpent
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  • if a serpenthad bitten anyone,
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  • had bitten anyone,when he looked
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  • when he lookedat the bronze serpent,
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  • at the bronze serpent,he lived."
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  • he lived."I wanna talk to you
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  • I wanna talk to youfor a few moments,
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  • for a few moments,I'll give you my title
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  • I'll give you my titlein just a minute,
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  • in just a minute,but I'm focusing
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  • but I'm focusingon the theme of the danger,
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  • on the theme of the danger,the great, great, great,
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  • the great, great, great,great danger, of discouragement.
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  • great danger, of discouragement.And I'm gonna give you
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  • And I'm gonna give youthe remedy, I'm gonna give you
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  • the remedy, I'm gonna give youthe answer to it.
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  • the answer to it.In the Christmas classic,
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  • In the Christmas classic,"It's a Wonderful Life",
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  • "It's a Wonderful Life",and if you've not seen
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  • and if you've not seen"It's a Wonderful Life",
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  • "It's a Wonderful Life",you will probably not go up
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  • you will probably not go upin the Rapture.
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  • in the Rapture.Amen.
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  • Amen.[laughter]
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  • [laughter]How many of you
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  • How many of youhave ever seen that movie,
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  • have ever seen that movie,"It's a Wonderful Life"?
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  • "It's a Wonderful Life"?Well, in that movie,
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  • Well, in that movie,the main character is a guy
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  • the main character is a guyby the name of George Bailey.
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  • by the name of George Bailey.And George Bailey's a good guy,
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  • And George Bailey's a good guy,but he gets extremely
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  • but he gets extremelyin hard times and discouraged
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  • in hard times and discouragedand even contemplates suicide.
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  • and even contemplates suicide.But thank God
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  • But thank Godfor the power of friendship.
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  • for the power of friendship.He had some friends
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  • He had some friendswho got together
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  • who got togetherand prayed for him.
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  • and prayed for him.And when they prayed,
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  • And when they prayed,in the movie, it touches heaven,
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  • in the movie, it touches heaven,and there is an angel
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  • and there is an angelwho is in charge
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  • who is in chargeof all the angels in heaven,
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  • of all the angels in heaven,and he turns to one
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  • and he turns to oneof the lesser angels,
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  • of the lesser angels,and he says, "It's time
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  • and he says, "It's timefor you to earn your wings,
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  • for you to earn your wings,and your assignment,
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  • and your assignment,if you wanna earn your wings,
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  • if you wanna earn your wings,you'll get your wings
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  • you'll get your wingsif you succeed in this.
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  • if you succeed in this.Your assignment is to go down
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  • Your assignment is to go downand help George Bailey."
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  • and help George Bailey."And the inferior angel
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  • And the inferior angelsaid to the superior angel,
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  • said to the superior angel,"Well, before I go, tell me,
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  • "Well, before I go, tell me,what's wrong
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  • what's wrongwith George Bailey?
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  • with George Bailey?Is he sick?
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  • Is he sick?Does he got some
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  • Does he got somehorrible disease?"
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  • horrible disease?"And the superior angel's answer
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  • And the superior angel's answeris a classic.
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  • is a classic.He said, "Worse than that,
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  • He said, "Worse than that,he is discouraged."
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  • he is discouraged."Worse than some
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  • Worse than somehorrible disease,
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  • horrible disease,he is discouraged.
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  • he is discouraged.The devil knows
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  • The devil knowsthat the greatest thing
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  • that the greatest thinghe can use against
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  • he can use againstthe believer
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  • the believeris discouragement.
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  • is discouragement.Because you're never
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  • Because you're neverreally defeated
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  • really defeateduntil you're defeated
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  • until you're defeatedon the inside.
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  • on the inside.I believe that we need
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  • I believe that we needto understand that the people
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  • to understand that the peopleof God were discouraged.
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  • of God were discouraged.The people of God,
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  • The people of God,not the devil's crowd.
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  • not the devil's crowd.It's possible for the people
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  • It's possible for the peopleof God to get low,
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  • of God to get low,and get discouraged.
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  • and get discouraged.And I just wanna say
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  • And I just wanna saythat probably nobody
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  • that probably nobodywalked in here today --
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  • walked in here today --when we get discouraged,
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  • when we get discouraged,we almost feel ashamed,
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  • we almost feel ashamed,we almost feel embarrassed,
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  • we almost feel embarrassed,we almost feel guilty.
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  • we almost feel guilty.We don't anybody to know
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  • We don't anybody to knowthat we're discouraged.
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  • that we're discouraged.I doubt when you turned
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  • I doubt when you turnedto your neighbor, and said,
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  • to your neighbor, and said,"Hello," or whatever,
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  • "Hello," or whatever,they spoke up and said,
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  • they spoke up and said,"I'm really discouraged today.
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  • "I'm really discouraged today.I feel like quitting.
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  • I feel like quitting.I'm thinking about just --
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  • I'm thinking about just --I'll tell you, I've had it.
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  • I'll tell you, I've had it.It's been," --
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  • It's been," --nobody does that,
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  • nobody does that,and yet, it's almost like
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  • and yet, it's almost likewe ignore the dangers
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  • we ignore the dangersof prolonged discouragement.
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  • of prolonged discouragement.When you understand that,
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  • When you understand that,what really
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  • what reallycauses discouragement
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  • causes discouragementis given in this text,
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  • is given in this text,the Bible said
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  • the Bible saidthey were discouraged
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  • they were discouragedbecause of the way.
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  • because of the way.They were discouraged
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  • They were discouragedbecause of the way of God.
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  • because of the way of God.They were discouraged
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  • They were discouragedbecause of the why of God.
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  • because of the why of God.They were saying,
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  • They were saying,"Why are we in this desert?
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  • "Why are we in this desert?Why are we going through this?
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  • Why are we going through this?Why are we
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  • Why are wein this wilderness?
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  • in this wilderness?Why?"
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  • Why?"The way of God,
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  • The way of God,the why of God,
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  • the why of God,and then the wait,
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  • and then the wait,the waiting on God.
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  • the waiting on God.It's been too long.
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  • It's been too long.Something should've
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  • Something should'vehappened by now.
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  • happened by now.And usually,
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  • And usually,when people get discouraged,
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  • when people get discouraged,it's because of the way
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  • it's because of the waythat God is leading them.
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  • that God is leading them.You thought
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  • You thoughtit would be an easy way,
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  • it would be an easy way,and it's a hard,
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  • and it's a hard,wilderness way,
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  • wilderness way,and on top of that,
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  • and on top of that,the why of God.
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  • the why of God.When you don't have answers
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  • When you don't have answersfor your questions,
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  • for your questions,no explanations as to why
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  • no explanations as to whyit seems everything's
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  • it seems everything'sgoing wrong,
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  • going wrong,and then on top of that,
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  • and then on top of that,you're waiting
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  • you're waitingand waiting and waiting.
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  • and waiting and waiting.This breeds discouragement.
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  • This breeds discouragement.Discouragement is born
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  • Discouragement is bornwhen we compare ourselves
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  • when we compare ourselveswith somebody else.
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  • with somebody else.When we begin to compare
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  • When we begin to compareourselves with somebody else,
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  • ourselves with somebody else,but let me tell you
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  • but let me tell youwhat ought to cause great joy
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  • what ought to cause great joyto come to your life.
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  • to come to your life.Is if you'd stop comparing
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  • Is if you'd stop comparingyourself to other people,
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  • yourself to other people,and you would just remember
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  • and you would just rememberwhere you came from.
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  • where you came from.And remember
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  • And rememberwhere you started.
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  • where you started.And remember how much God
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  • And remember how much Godhas blessed you.
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  • has blessed you.You're doing more.
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  • You're doing more.You're seeing more.
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  • You're seeing more.You're achieving more.
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  • You're achieving more.But if you start
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  • But if you startcomparing yourself
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  • comparing yourselfwith someone else,
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  • with someone else,you can get discouraged,
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  • you can get discouraged,because they're doing more,
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  • because they're doing more,maybe, than you're doing.
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  • maybe, than you're doing.But the greatest way
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  • But the greatest wayto get on your feet
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  • to get on your feetand praise the Lord
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  • and praise the Lordis just think about
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  • is just think aboutwhere I came from.
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  • where I came from.Just think about
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  • Just think aboutwhat God started me out as,
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  • what God started me out as,and where I am today,
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  • and where I am today,and it's encouraging
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  • and it's encouragingto not compare yourself
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  • to not compare yourselfwith others, but to remember
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  • with others, but to rememberhow far you've come,
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  • how far you've come,and where you started.
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  • and where you started.So everybody give Him
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  • So everybody give Himthe praise for that.
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  • the praise for that.Think about that
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  • Think about thatfor just a moment.
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  • for just a moment.Let a little firecracker
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  • Let a little firecrackergo off in your soul right there.
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  • go off in your soul right there.I mean, look at you.
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  • I mean, look at you.Look at the life you've got.
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  • Look at the life you've got.Look at the house you've got.
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  • Look at the house you've got.Look at the car you've got.
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  • Look at the car you've got.Look at how good God's
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  • Look at how good God'sblessed you,
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  • blessed you,and you're discouraged,
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  • and you're discouraged,'cause you're comparing yourself
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  • 'cause you're comparing yourselfto somebody else.
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  • to somebody else.Another area
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  • Another areathat causes discouragement,
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  • that causes discouragement,and this is so important,
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  • and this is so important,is trying to force fruit
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  • is trying to force fruitout of season.
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  • out of season.The Bible said
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  • The Bible saidas long as the earth exists,
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  • as long as the earth exists,there's seed,
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  • there's seed,time, and harvest.
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  • time, and harvest.There's seed,
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  • There's seed,there's the promise,
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  • there's the promise,and then there's the promise,
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  • and then there's the promise,but there's time
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  • but there's timebetween seed time, notice,
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  • between seed time, notice,seed, time, promise.
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  • seed, time, promise.You can't ignore the time.
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  • You can't ignore the time.When a woman is pregnant,
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  • When a woman is pregnant,the doctor gives her
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  • the doctor gives hera due date.
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  • a due date.And that's why
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  • And that's whythe scripture said,
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  • the scripture said,"Do not be weary in well-doing,
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  • "Do not be weary in well-doing,for there is a season
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  • for there is a seasoncalled due season."
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  • called due season."And in due season,
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  • And in due season,you will reap
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  • you will reapif you don't faint.
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  • if you don't faint.So hear the Word
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  • So hear the Wordof the Lord today.
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  • of the Lord today.Many people are trying
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  • Many people are tryingto get fruit in the season
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  • to get fruit in the seasonbefore it's due.
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  • before it's due.And the point is,
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  • And the point is,you cannot force something
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  • you cannot force somethingto happen out of season,
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  • to happen out of season,and you have to learn to wait.
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  • and you have to learn to wait.But many people
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  • But many peopleget discouraged.
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  • get discouraged.Another symptom
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  • Another symptomof discouragement
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  • of discouragementis the loss of vision.
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  • is the loss of vision.Discouragement will make
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  • Discouragement will makeyour vision become blurry
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  • your vision become blurryand unclear.
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  • and unclear.And when your vision
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  • And when your visionin life becomes blurry
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  • in life becomes blurryand unclear,
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  • and unclear,and you don't know
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  • and you don't knowwhere you're going,
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  • where you're going,and you had some
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  • and you had somekind of setback,
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  • kind of setback,and you feel --
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  • and you feel --maybe, you broke up
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  • maybe, you broke upwith somebody,
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  • with somebody,and you saw yourself
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  • and you saw yourselfwith them
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  • with themfor the rest of your life,
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  • for the rest of your life,and now, everything's blurry
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  • and now, everything's blurryand unclear.
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  • and unclear.That's discouragement.
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  • That's discouragement.You need to recognize it.
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  • You need to recognize it.It's a dangerous thing
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  • It's a dangerous thingto not recognize
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  • to not recognizewhen you're really discouraged.
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  • when you're really discouraged.Discouragement will cause a loss
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  • Discouragement will cause a lossof enthusiasm about life,
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  • of enthusiasm about life,about God, about purpose,
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  • about God, about purpose,about life in general,
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  • about life in general,about everything.
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  • about everything.A discouraged person
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  • A discouraged personis a person who has lost
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  • is a person who has lostpassion and enthusiasm.
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  • passion and enthusiasm.Isolation is a glaring symptom
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  • Isolation is a glaring symptomof discouragement.
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  • of discouragement.The devil wants you
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  • The devil wants youto isolate yourself,
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  • to isolate yourself,pull away from people,
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  • pull away from people,pull away from family,
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  • pull away from family,pull away from church,
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  • pull away from church,get discouraged,
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  • get discouraged,get depressed,
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  • get depressed,cave in, emotionally,
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  • cave in, emotionally,and separate,
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  • and separate,isolate yourself, so --
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  • isolate yourself, so --and when --
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  • and when --any time the enemy
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  • any time the enemyisolates you,
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  • isolates you,it's to devastate you.
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  • it's to devastate you.When you feel least like coming,
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  • When you feel least like coming,that's the sign
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  • that's the signyou need to get here the most.
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  • you need to get here the most.Another symptom
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  • Another symptomof discouragement is paralysis.
  • 00:09:15.667 --> 00:09:17.168
  • of discouragement is paralysis.Discouragement will freeze
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  • Discouragement will freezeyour actions.
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  • your actions.The paralysis of analysis.
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  • The paralysis of analysis.You're discouraged,
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  • You're discouraged,and you're afraid to do anything
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  • and you're afraid to do anythingand take any chance
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  • and take any chanceand any risk.
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  • and any risk.That's why when Elijah
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  • That's why when Elijahgot discouraged
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  • got discouragedand ran from Jezebel
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  • and ran from Jezebeland went in a cave
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  • and went in a caveof discouragement,
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  • of discouragement,God came and said,
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  • God came and said,"How long will you halt
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  • "How long will you haltbetween two opinions?"
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  • between two opinions?"In other words, you know,
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  • In other words, you know,if you're not careful,
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  • if you're not careful,discouragement will halt
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  • discouragement will haltyour advancement.
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  • your advancement.It'll cause you
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  • It'll cause youto just not trust
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  • to just not trustyour own judgment,
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  • your own judgment,and have the courage
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  • and have the courageto make the right decision.
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  • to make the right decision.Discouragement, notice
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  • Discouragement, noticethis in the Bible,
  • 00:09:54.806 --> 00:09:56.441
  • this in the Bible,will affect your speech.
  • 00:09:56.441 --> 00:09:57.208
  • will affect your speech.When they got discouraged,
  • 00:09:57.208 --> 00:09:58.376
  • When they got discouraged,they started murmuring
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  • they started murmuringand complaining,
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  • and complaining,and discouragement always
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  • and discouragement alwaysshows up in your talk.
  • 00:10:03.381 --> 00:10:05.116
  • shows up in your talk.Your words will be slurred
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  • Your words will be slurredwith negativism.
  • 00:10:06.751 --> 00:10:08.753
  • with negativism.Your words will be slurred
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  • Your words will be slurredwith whining and self-pity.
  • 00:10:11.956 --> 00:10:12.891
  • with whining and self-pity.Another symptom
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  • Another symptomand sign of discouragement
  • 00:10:14.559 --> 00:10:17.028
  • and sign of discouragementis a loss of inspiration.
  • 00:10:17.028 --> 00:10:18.496
  • is a loss of inspiration.A loss of motivation.
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  • A loss of motivation.A loss of aggression
  • 00:10:20.131 --> 00:10:22.067
  • A loss of aggressionabout life, and get up and --
  • 00:10:22.067 --> 00:10:23.001
  • about life, and get up and --when your get up
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  • when your get upand go has got up and went...
  • 00:10:25.737 --> 00:10:27.138
  • and go has got up and went...[laughter]
  • 00:10:27.138 --> 00:10:29.374
  • [laughter]...you're discouraged.
  • 00:10:29.374 --> 00:10:30.175
  • ...you're discouraged.Discouragement
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  • Discouragementis the despair
  • 00:10:31.976 --> 00:10:34.479
  • is the despairof wounded self-love.
  • 00:10:34.479 --> 00:10:37.449
  • of wounded self-love.Discouragement produces cowards.
  • 00:10:37.449 --> 00:10:39.384
  • Discouragement produces cowards.The very word discouragement
  • 00:10:39.384 --> 00:10:40.819
  • The very word discouragementmeans to basically
  • 00:10:40.819 --> 00:10:42.787
  • means to basicallyjust suck the courage out,
  • 00:10:42.787 --> 00:10:44.322
  • just suck the courage out,drawl and drain the courage
  • 00:10:44.322 --> 00:10:45.557
  • drawl and drain the courageout of a person.
  • 00:10:45.557 --> 00:10:46.558
  • out of a person.To be discouraged
  • 00:10:46.558 --> 00:10:49.127
  • To be discouragedis to lose all courage.
  • 00:10:49.127 --> 00:10:50.528
  • is to lose all courage.You will not step out,
  • 00:10:50.528 --> 00:10:51.529
  • You will not step out,you will not risk,
  • 00:10:51.529 --> 00:10:52.831
  • you will not risk,you will not try.
  • 00:10:52.831 --> 00:10:54.199
  • you will not try.Discouragement will make you
  • 00:10:54.199 --> 00:10:58.169
  • Discouragement will make youa coward if you let it stay.
  • 00:10:58.169 --> 00:10:59.437
  • a coward if you let it stay.And I just wanna pause right
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  • And I just wanna pause rightin the middle of this sermon,
  • 00:11:01.439 --> 00:11:02.140
  • in the middle of this sermon,'cause I know I'm preaching
  • 00:11:02.140 --> 00:11:03.441
  • 'cause I know I'm preachingto people by television,
  • 00:11:03.441 --> 00:11:04.375
  • to people by television,all over the world,
  • 00:11:04.375 --> 00:11:05.543
  • all over the world,who are discouraged.
  • 00:11:05.543 --> 00:11:07.078
  • who are discouraged.I wrote this down,
  • 00:11:07.078 --> 00:11:07.979
  • I wrote this down,and I want you to let it
  • 00:11:07.979 --> 00:11:09.447
  • and I want you to let itget in your spirit.
  • 00:11:09.447 --> 00:11:12.917
  • get in your spirit.I pause in the name of Jesus
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  • I pause in the name of Jesusto come against
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  • to come againstnegativism,
  • 00:11:15.253 --> 00:11:16.755
  • negativism,despair,
  • 00:11:16.755 --> 00:11:18.089
  • despair,hopelessness,
  • 00:11:18.089 --> 00:11:19.190
  • hopelessness,fear,
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  • fear,despondency,
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  • despondency,depression,
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  • depression,disgust,
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  • disgust,frustrations,
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  • frustrations,feelings of failure,
  • 00:11:26.831 --> 00:11:28.666
  • feelings of failure,thoughts of quitting,
  • 00:11:28.666 --> 00:11:30.401
  • thoughts of quitting,thoughts of giving up,
  • 00:11:30.401 --> 00:11:32.737
  • thoughts of giving up,thoughts of suicide.
  • 00:11:32.737 --> 00:11:34.372
  • thoughts of suicide.I'm here today
  • 00:11:34.372 --> 00:11:36.307
  • I'm here todayto tell you that God
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  • to tell you that Godis greater
  • 00:11:38.343 --> 00:11:40.612
  • is greaterthan your discouragement,
  • 00:11:40.612 --> 00:11:41.646
  • than your discouragement,and I call
  • 00:11:41.646 --> 00:11:43.481
  • and I callfor the power of the name
  • 00:11:43.481 --> 00:11:45.550
  • for the power of the nameof Jesus
  • 00:11:45.550 --> 00:11:47.852
  • of Jesusto release new faith,
  • 00:11:47.852 --> 00:11:49.387
  • to release new faith,new vision,
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  • new vision,new hope,
  • 00:11:51.089 --> 00:11:52.791
  • new hope,new confidence,
  • 00:11:52.791 --> 00:11:54.225
  • new confidence,new determination,
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  • new determination,new zeal,
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  • new zeal,new enthusiasm.
  • 00:11:57.796 --> 00:11:59.297
  • new enthusiasm.Baptize us,
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  • Baptize us,saturate us,
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  • saturate us,marinate us,
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  • marinate us,with courage.
  • 00:12:05.436 --> 00:12:08.573
  • with courage.Be encouraged.
  • 00:12:08.573 --> 00:12:09.440
  • Be encouraged.Now, everybody,
  • 00:12:09.440 --> 00:12:11.042
  • Now, everybody,shout like you believe
  • 00:12:11.042 --> 00:12:13.545
  • shout like you believethis Book is true.
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  • this Book is true.[applause]
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  • [applause]Come on,
  • 00:12:14.879 --> 00:12:15.880
  • Come on,praise Him a minute.
  • 00:12:15.880 --> 00:12:17.515
  • praise Him a minute.Somebody up in the balcony,
  • 00:12:17.515 --> 00:12:18.750
  • Somebody up in the balcony,praise Him a minute.
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  • praise Him a minute.[cheering]
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  • [cheering]All right, now listen.
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  • All right, now listen.'cause God is greater.
  • 00:12:26.558 --> 00:12:29.527
  • 'cause God is greater.He's greater than gossip.
  • 00:12:29.527 --> 00:12:32.630
  • He's greater than gossip.He's greater than haters.
  • 00:12:32.630 --> 00:12:33.531
  • He's greater than haters.He's greater than people
  • 00:12:33.531 --> 00:12:38.036
  • He's greater than peopletearing you up on Facebook.
  • 00:12:38.036 --> 00:12:39.838
  • tearing you up on Facebook.We have minimized the danger
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  • We have minimized the dangerof discouragement.
  • 00:12:42.340 --> 00:12:44.342
  • of discouragement.Don't play with it.
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  • Don't play with it.Get help.
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  • Get help.There's nothing wrong
  • 00:12:47.545 --> 00:12:48.746
  • There's nothing wrongwith telling somebody,
  • 00:12:48.746 --> 00:12:50.114
  • with telling somebody,"I'm discouraged, I'm depressed,
  • 00:12:50.114 --> 00:12:52.016
  • "I'm discouraged, I'm depressed,and I can't get out.
  • 00:12:52.016 --> 00:12:53.284
  • and I can't get out.I can't get up."
  • 00:12:53.284 --> 00:12:54.919
  • I can't get up."There's no shame in it.
  • 00:12:54.919 --> 00:12:56.020
  • There's no shame in it.There's nothing wrong
  • 00:12:56.020 --> 00:12:56.387
  • There's nothing wrongwith going
  • 00:12:56.387 --> 00:12:57.856
  • with goingto a good Christian counselor
  • 00:12:57.856 --> 00:12:59.757
  • to a good Christian counselorand saying, "Help.
  • 00:12:59.757 --> 00:13:01.326
  • and saying, "Help.I'm in something
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  • I'm in somethingand I can't --
  • 00:13:02.126 --> 00:13:02.727
  • and I can't --I feel --
  • 00:13:02.727 --> 00:13:03.261
  • I feel --I just feel
  • 00:13:03.261 --> 00:13:04.128
  • I just feellike giving up."
  • 00:13:04.128 --> 00:13:06.130
  • like giving up."Reach out for help.
  • 00:13:06.130 --> 00:13:07.131
  • Reach out for help.Reach out for help,
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  • Reach out for help,there's help here.
  • 00:13:07.832 --> 00:13:09.667
  • there's help here.We've been there.
  • 00:13:09.667 --> 00:13:10.301
  • We've been there.We've been there,
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  • We've been there,I may need your help
  • 00:13:11.169 --> 00:13:12.370
  • I may need your helpnext week, but this week,
  • 00:13:12.370 --> 00:13:13.538
  • next week, but this week,I feel pretty good.
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  • I feel pretty good.I could help you.
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  • I could help you.Somebody could help you.
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  • Somebody could help you.Don't be ashamed to say,
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  • Don't be ashamed to say,"I'm discouraged."
  • 00:13:20.078 --> 00:13:21.012
  • "I'm discouraged.""How you feeling?"
  • 00:13:21.012 --> 00:13:22.814
  • "How you feeling?""I don't feel nothing.
  • 00:13:22.814 --> 00:13:23.348
  • "I don't feel nothing.I don't feel good,
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  • I don't feel good,and I don't feel like
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  • and I don't feel likethe favor of God
  • 00:13:24.883 --> 00:13:25.650
  • the favor of Godis shining brightly
  • 00:13:25.650 --> 00:13:26.985
  • is shining brightlyon my spirit."
  • 00:13:26.985 --> 00:13:28.953
  • on my spirit."I don't feel that.
  • 00:13:28.953 --> 00:13:29.854
  • I don't feel that.I feel like quitting.
  • 00:13:29.854 --> 00:13:30.989
  • I feel like quitting.I feel like giving up.
  • 00:13:30.989 --> 00:13:32.657
  • I feel like giving up.You ever felt that way?
  • 00:13:32.657 --> 00:13:36.394
  • You ever felt that way?Did God see you through?
  • 00:13:36.394 --> 00:13:37.362
  • Did God see you through?Measure your problem
  • 00:13:37.362 --> 00:13:41.065
  • Measure your problemagainst God, not yourself.
  • 00:13:41.065 --> 00:13:42.901
  • against God, not yourself.We see the devastation
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  • We see the devastationof discouragement in John 1,
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  • of discouragement in John 1,when it talks
  • 00:13:46.204 --> 00:13:48.239
  • when it talksabout John the Baptist,
  • 00:13:48.239 --> 00:13:49.340
  • about John the Baptist,and when he was first
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  • and when he was firstintroduced to Jesus, he said,
  • 00:13:51.142 --> 00:13:52.210
  • introduced to Jesus, he said,"I saw the Spirit
  • 00:13:52.210 --> 00:13:53.478
  • "I saw the Spiritdescend like a dove,
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  • descend like a dove,and it abode upon Him,
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  • and it abode upon Him,and I knew Him."
  • 00:13:57.849 --> 00:13:58.750
  • and I knew Him."I knew him.
  • 00:13:58.750 --> 00:13:59.584
  • I knew him.And then, John announced,
  • 00:13:59.584 --> 00:14:01.152
  • And then, John announced,"Behold, the Lamb of God.
  • 00:14:01.152 --> 00:14:01.953
  • "Behold, the Lamb of God.He's it.
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  • He's it.I've got
  • 00:14:02.420 --> 00:14:03.288
  • I've gota personal revelation.
  • 00:14:03.288 --> 00:14:04.389
  • a personal revelation.I know who He is.
  • 00:14:04.389 --> 00:14:05.623
  • I know who He is.He's the Lamb of God."
  • 00:14:05.623 --> 00:14:06.624
  • He's the Lamb of God."And there's rejoicing,
  • 00:14:06.624 --> 00:14:07.992
  • And there's rejoicing,but a few months later,
  • 00:14:07.992 --> 00:14:09.994
  • but a few months later,he's arrested, John is,
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  • he's arrested, John is,and he's in a filthy prison,
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  • and he's in a filthy prison,Herod's cell, prison,
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  • Herod's cell, prison,and he sends his disciples
  • 00:14:18.403 --> 00:14:20.104
  • and he sends his disciplesto where Jesus is,
  • 00:14:20.104 --> 00:14:21.472
  • to where Jesus is,because he feels abandoned.
  • 00:14:21.472 --> 00:14:23.441
  • because he feels abandoned.He's discouraged.
  • 00:14:23.441 --> 00:14:24.575
  • He's discouraged.And he says, "Ask Him,
  • 00:14:24.575 --> 00:14:25.376
  • And he says, "Ask Him,'Are You the One?'"
  • 00:14:25.376 --> 00:14:26.077
  • 'Are You the One?'"What do you mean,
  • 00:14:26.077 --> 00:14:27.312
  • What do you mean,am I the one?
  • 00:14:27.312 --> 00:14:28.012
  • am I the one?You're the one that said
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  • You're the one that saidI was the one.
  • 00:14:30.682 --> 00:14:31.950
  • I was the one.But see the danger
  • 00:14:31.950 --> 00:14:32.884
  • But see the dangerof discouragement.
  • 00:14:32.884 --> 00:14:35.286
  • of discouragement.Discouragement will cause you
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  • Discouragement will cause youto question what
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  • to question whatyou previously affirmed
  • 00:14:37.388 --> 00:14:40.358
  • you previously affirmedabout your faith in God.
  • 00:14:40.358 --> 00:14:41.426
  • about your faith in God.Discouragement will begin
  • 00:14:41.426 --> 00:14:42.126
  • Discouragement will beginto get you
  • 00:14:42.126 --> 00:14:44.429
  • to get youto ask questions about,
  • 00:14:44.429 --> 00:14:45.530
  • to ask questions about,did I really see
  • 00:14:45.530 --> 00:14:47.799
  • did I really seethat bird descend?
  • 00:14:47.799 --> 00:14:48.266
  • that bird descend?Did I --
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  • Did I --did that really happen?
  • 00:14:49.801 --> 00:14:51.903
  • did that really happen?Did I really hear that voice?
  • 00:14:51.903 --> 00:14:54.205
  • Did I really hear that voice?Did God really confirm to me?
  • 00:14:54.205 --> 00:14:55.540
  • Did God really confirm to me?Is Jesus who He really --
  • 00:14:55.540 --> 00:14:57.308
  • Is Jesus who He really --it'll cause you to question
  • 00:14:57.308 --> 00:14:59.177
  • it'll cause you to questionyour spirit visitation,
  • 00:14:59.177 --> 00:15:00.011
  • your spirit visitation,question your
  • 00:15:00.011 --> 00:15:01.646
  • question yourdivine demonstration,
  • 00:15:01.646 --> 00:15:02.213
  • divine demonstration,and question
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  • and questionyour personal revelation.
  • 00:15:05.149 --> 00:15:05.683
  • your personal revelation.There are things
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  • There are thingsthat can come in life,
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  • that can come in life,listen to this, Preacher,
  • 00:15:08.419 --> 00:15:10.788
  • listen to this, Preacher,that will make you wonder
  • 00:15:10.788 --> 00:15:11.889
  • that will make you wonderabout that bird.
  • 00:15:11.889 --> 00:15:12.991
  • about that bird.Was it real?
  • 00:15:12.991 --> 00:15:14.826
  • Was it real?Wonder about that experience
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  • Wonder about that experiencethat you had in an altar,
  • 00:15:16.394 --> 00:15:17.996
  • that you had in an altar,was that voice real?
  • 00:15:17.996 --> 00:15:19.464
  • was that voice real?Make you second-guess
  • 00:15:19.464 --> 00:15:23.368
  • Make you second-guesswhat you said Jesus was to you.
  • 00:15:23.368 --> 00:15:24.736
  • what you said Jesus was to you.Make you question
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  • Make you questionthe will of God.
  • 00:15:26.104 --> 00:15:27.772
  • the will of God.Things will come in life
  • 00:15:27.772 --> 00:15:28.639
  • Things will come in lifethat will make you question
  • 00:15:28.639 --> 00:15:29.874
  • that will make you questionthe love of God.
  • 00:15:29.874 --> 00:15:30.708
  • the love of God.How can a loving God
  • 00:15:30.708 --> 00:15:31.876
  • How can a loving Godlet this happen?
  • 00:15:31.876 --> 00:15:32.810
  • let this happen?I just proclaim,
  • 00:15:32.810 --> 00:15:34.212
  • I just proclaim,in the middle of my seasons
  • 00:15:34.212 --> 00:15:35.313
  • in the middle of my seasonsof discouragement,
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  • of discouragement,there is no God like Jehovah.
  • 00:15:38.082 --> 00:15:41.019
  • there is no God like Jehovah.I may not see the bird anymore,
  • 00:15:41.019 --> 00:15:41.552
  • I may not see the bird anymore,I may not hear
  • 00:15:41.552 --> 00:15:42.720
  • I may not hearthe voice anymore,
  • 00:15:42.720 --> 00:15:44.489
  • the voice anymore,I may not feel the flutter
  • 00:15:44.489 --> 00:15:45.890
  • I may not feel the flutterand the joy of the Lord
  • 00:15:45.890 --> 00:15:47.692
  • and the joy of the Lordin this particular season
  • 00:15:47.692 --> 00:15:49.127
  • in this particular seasonthat I may be walking through,
  • 00:15:49.127 --> 00:15:51.029
  • that I may be walking through,but I declare boldly,
  • 00:15:51.029 --> 00:15:52.630
  • but I declare boldly,there is no God
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  • there is no Godlike Jehovah.
  • 00:15:54.132 --> 00:15:56.501
  • like Jehovah.He's still God.
  • 00:15:56.501 --> 00:15:58.036
  • He's still God.[applause]
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  • [applause]I want you to see
  • 00:15:58.669 --> 00:16:00.905
  • I want you to seethe doorway to discouragement.
  • 00:16:00.905 --> 00:16:03.641
  • the doorway to discouragement.In Psalms 73,
  • 00:16:03.641 --> 00:16:05.243
  • In Psalms 73,David found himself
  • 00:16:05.243 --> 00:16:06.677
  • David found himselfso discouraged,
  • 00:16:06.677 --> 00:16:08.146
  • so discouraged,he wanted to quit.
  • 00:16:08.146 --> 00:16:09.080
  • he wanted to quit.He said, "Truly,
  • 00:16:09.080 --> 00:16:10.415
  • He said, "Truly,God is good to Israel,
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  • God is good to Israel,even to as many
  • 00:16:11.482 --> 00:16:13.317
  • even to as manyas who have a clean heart,"
  • 00:16:13.317 --> 00:16:14.452
  • as who have a clean heart,"but catch these next words:
  • 00:16:14.452 --> 00:16:15.987
  • but catch these next words:"But as for me,
  • 00:16:15.987 --> 00:16:18.356
  • "But as for me,my feet almost slipped,
  • 00:16:18.356 --> 00:16:19.791
  • my feet almost slipped,and I became envious," --
  • 00:16:19.791 --> 00:16:21.292
  • and I became envious," --he says in Psalm 73:13,
  • 00:16:21.292 --> 00:16:23.194
  • he says in Psalm 73:13,"Envious of the wicked."
  • 00:16:23.194 --> 00:16:24.328
  • "Envious of the wicked."He's saying something.
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  • He's saying something.He's saying, "Oh, I know God
  • 00:16:25.463 --> 00:16:26.364
  • He's saying, "Oh, I know Godwill bless Israel,
  • 00:16:26.364 --> 00:16:28.232
  • will bless Israel,but I'm the exception,
  • 00:16:28.232 --> 00:16:29.167
  • but I'm the exception,and I'm the rule."
  • 00:16:29.167 --> 00:16:29.600
  • and I'm the rule."That's the --
  • 00:16:29.600 --> 00:16:31.669
  • That's the --I'm the exception to the rule.
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  • I'm the exception to the rule.I'm someone
  • 00:16:32.503 --> 00:16:34.138
  • I'm someonethat He can bless Israel
  • 00:16:34.138 --> 00:16:35.206
  • that He can bless Israeland He can bless Pastor
  • 00:16:35.206 --> 00:16:36.274
  • and He can bless Pastorand He can bless this one
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  • and He can bless this oneand that one, but not me.
  • 00:16:37.875 --> 00:16:39.777
  • and that one, but not me.That's discouragement talking.
  • 00:16:39.777 --> 00:16:40.545
  • That's discouragement talking.He won't favor me
  • 00:16:40.545 --> 00:16:41.045
  • He won't favor meand help me.
  • 00:16:41.045 --> 00:16:43.548
  • and help me.He won't bless me.
  • 00:16:43.548 --> 00:16:44.849
  • He won't bless me.And he was envious
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  • And he was enviousof wicked people.
  • 00:16:46.451 --> 00:16:47.151
  • of wicked people.In other words,
  • 00:16:47.151 --> 00:16:47.885
  • In other words,he was saying,
  • 00:16:47.885 --> 00:16:48.653
  • he was saying,"I'm living clean,
  • 00:16:48.653 --> 00:16:49.821
  • "I'm living clean,I'm living right,
  • 00:16:49.821 --> 00:16:51.489
  • I'm living right,and this is not working
  • 00:16:51.489 --> 00:16:52.723
  • and this is not workingfor me."
  • 00:16:52.723 --> 00:16:54.225
  • for me."This faith in God
  • 00:16:54.225 --> 00:16:55.259
  • This faith in Godis not working.
  • 00:16:55.259 --> 00:16:56.060
  • is not working.They're doing better
  • 00:16:56.060 --> 00:16:57.261
  • They're doing betterand they worship idols.
  • 00:16:57.261 --> 00:16:59.530
  • and they worship idols.This is not working for me.
  • 00:16:59.530 --> 00:17:00.698
  • This is not working for me.This is a discouraged man.
  • 00:17:00.698 --> 00:17:01.365
  • This is a discouraged man.The question is,
  • 00:17:01.365 --> 00:17:02.433
  • The question is,how did he get there?
  • 00:17:02.433 --> 00:17:04.802
  • how did he get there?You have to back up one verse
  • 00:17:04.802 --> 00:17:06.871
  • You have to back up one verseinto the previous chapter.
  • 00:17:06.871 --> 00:17:10.608
  • into the previous chapter.Psalm 72:20, the last verse,
  • 00:17:10.608 --> 00:17:11.109
  • Psalm 72:20, the last verse,right before you go
  • 00:17:11.109 --> 00:17:12.243
  • right before you gointo all that discouragement,
  • 00:17:12.243 --> 00:17:13.010
  • into all that discouragement,catch this.
  • 00:17:13.010 --> 00:17:14.612
  • catch this."The prayers of David
  • 00:17:14.612 --> 00:17:19.584
  • "The prayers of Davidthe son of Jesse are ended."
  • 00:17:19.584 --> 00:17:21.652
  • the son of Jesse are ended."Please hear me.
  • 00:17:21.652 --> 00:17:23.254
  • Please hear me.The door to discouragement
  • 00:17:23.254 --> 00:17:24.755
  • The door to discouragementis prayerlessness.
  • 00:17:24.755 --> 00:17:25.289
  • is prayerlessness.When he said,
  • 00:17:25.289 --> 00:17:27.024
  • When he said,"I'm done praying.
  • 00:17:27.024 --> 00:17:29.093
  • "I'm done praying.I prayed all I'm gonna pray."
  • 00:17:29.093 --> 00:17:29.927
  • I prayed all I'm gonna pray."But guess what?
  • 00:17:29.927 --> 00:17:30.695
  • But guess what?That opened the door,
  • 00:17:30.695 --> 00:17:31.162
  • That opened the door,and he steps
  • 00:17:31.162 --> 00:17:32.663
  • and he stepsinto that next chapter,
  • 00:17:32.663 --> 00:17:34.098
  • into that next chapter,and is full of sliding
  • 00:17:34.098 --> 00:17:35.566
  • and is full of slidingand sliding back,
  • 00:17:35.566 --> 00:17:36.767
  • and sliding back,and discouragement,
  • 00:17:36.767 --> 00:17:39.237
  • and discouragement,and I'm the exception,
  • 00:17:39.237 --> 00:17:40.705
  • and I'm the exception,and God's not with me,
  • 00:17:40.705 --> 00:17:41.906
  • and God's not with me,and I'm going under,
  • 00:17:41.906 --> 00:17:43.841
  • and I'm going under,and I'm not gonna make it.
  • 00:17:43.841 --> 00:17:44.809
  • and I'm not gonna make it.What I'm saying to you
  • 00:17:44.809 --> 00:17:46.410
  • What I'm saying to youis that's how
  • 00:17:46.410 --> 00:17:47.612
  • is that's howyou get discouraged,
  • 00:17:47.612 --> 00:17:48.779
  • you get discouraged,when you stop praying,
  • 00:17:48.779 --> 00:17:50.948
  • when you stop praying,when you stop asking,
  • 00:17:50.948 --> 00:17:52.316
  • when you stop asking,when you stop praising,
  • 00:17:52.316 --> 00:17:53.985
  • when you stop praising,when you stop coming
  • 00:17:53.985 --> 00:17:54.685
  • when you stop comingto church.
  • 00:17:54.685 --> 00:17:56.020
  • to church.Isolating yourself.
  • 00:17:56.020 --> 00:17:58.589
  • Isolating yourself.You go deeper and deeper
  • 00:17:58.589 --> 00:17:59.557
  • You go deeper and deeperinto discouragement.
  • 00:17:59.557 --> 00:18:00.491
  • into discouragement.I'm so glad you came
  • 00:18:00.491 --> 00:18:02.193
  • I'm so glad you cameto church today.
  • 00:18:02.193 --> 00:18:05.530
  • to church today.Because I don't believe
  • 00:18:05.530 --> 00:18:07.165
  • Because I don't believethat we have to leave
  • 00:18:07.165 --> 00:18:10.034
  • that we have to leavelike we came, in Jesus' name.
  • 00:18:10.034 --> 00:18:11.302
  • like we came, in Jesus' name.Elijah got in a cave
  • 00:18:11.302 --> 00:18:12.470
  • Elijah got in a caveof discouragement,
  • 00:18:12.470 --> 00:18:13.237
  • of discouragement,and God told him
  • 00:18:13.237 --> 00:18:14.172
  • and God told himto do something.
  • 00:18:14.172 --> 00:18:15.673
  • to do something.He said, "All right.
  • 00:18:15.673 --> 00:18:16.607
  • He said, "All right.I want you to come out
  • 00:18:16.607 --> 00:18:17.608
  • I want you to come outof this cave of discouragement.
  • 00:18:17.608 --> 00:18:19.310
  • of this cave of discouragement.Jezebel ran you in here,
  • 00:18:19.310 --> 00:18:20.111
  • Jezebel ran you in here,Elijah, and you've been
  • 00:18:20.111 --> 00:18:21.312
  • Elijah, and you've beendiscouraged, and you said,
  • 00:18:21.312 --> 00:18:22.046
  • discouraged, and you said,'Kill me,' and,
  • 00:18:22.046 --> 00:18:22.780
  • 'Kill me,' and,'I feel like quitting.'"
  • 00:18:22.780 --> 00:18:23.915
  • 'I feel like quitting.'"But He said, "Here's what
  • 00:18:23.915 --> 00:18:24.715
  • But He said, "Here's whatI want you to do.
  • 00:18:24.715 --> 00:18:25.483
  • I want you to do.If you wanna come out
  • 00:18:25.483 --> 00:18:26.484
  • If you wanna come outof your cave of discouragement,
  • 00:18:26.484 --> 00:18:28.386
  • of your cave of discouragement,go anoint three people."
  • 00:18:28.386 --> 00:18:29.387
  • go anoint three people."And He told him to go --
  • 00:18:29.387 --> 00:18:29.854
  • And He told him to go --in other words,
  • 00:18:29.854 --> 00:18:31.522
  • in other words,start sharing your anointing
  • 00:18:31.522 --> 00:18:34.292
  • start sharing your anointingif you wanna be encouraged.
  • 00:18:34.292 --> 00:18:36.861
  • if you wanna be encouraged.Now, you gotta get this.
  • 00:18:36.861 --> 00:18:38.729
  • Now, you gotta get this.If you wanna be encouraged,
  • 00:18:38.729 --> 00:18:39.297
  • If you wanna be encouraged,you've got to go
  • 00:18:39.297 --> 00:18:41.966
  • you've got to goencourage somebody.
  • 00:18:41.966 --> 00:18:44.535
  • encourage somebody.As long as you're focused on me,
  • 00:18:44.535 --> 00:18:46.204
  • As long as you're focused on me,and self, and pity,
  • 00:18:46.204 --> 00:18:47.071
  • and self, and pity,you're not going
  • 00:18:47.071 --> 00:18:49.040
  • you're not goingto get encouraged.
  • 00:18:49.040 --> 00:18:50.775
  • to get encouraged.But He said, "I want you
  • 00:18:50.775 --> 00:18:51.342
  • But He said, "I want youto start sharing
  • 00:18:51.342 --> 00:18:53.044
  • to start sharingyour anointing."
  • 00:18:53.044 --> 00:18:53.844
  • your anointing."You know what?
  • 00:18:53.844 --> 00:18:55.513
  • You know what?I'm anointed to preach.
  • 00:18:55.513 --> 00:18:56.981
  • I'm anointed to preach.I'm anointed to sing
  • 00:18:56.981 --> 00:18:57.582
  • I'm anointed to singand play.
  • 00:18:57.582 --> 00:18:59.283
  • and play.I know that.
  • 00:18:59.283 --> 00:18:59.684
  • I know that.And you know
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  • And you knowwhat I've learned?
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  • what I've learned?That when I'm discouraged,
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  • That when I'm discouraged,if I'll share my anointing,
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  • if I'll share my anointing,if I'll preach in those seasons
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  • if I'll preach in those seasonswhen I'm discouraged,
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  • when I'm discouraged,that's when some
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  • that's when someof my best sermons come,
  • 00:19:09.760 --> 00:19:10.962
  • of my best sermons come,when I sing and worship
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  • when I sing and worshipwhen I'm a little discouraged,
  • 00:19:12.730 --> 00:19:14.298
  • when I'm a little discouraged,seems like that really touches
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  • seems like that really touchespeople's hearts.
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  • people's hearts.They don't know
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  • They don't knowwhat I'm going through,
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  • what I'm going through,but there's something about
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  • but there's something aboutwhen you are in your own cave
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  • when you are in your own caveof discouragement,
  • 00:19:21.005 --> 00:19:22.707
  • of discouragement,you begin to share
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  • you begin to sharethe anointing.
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  • the anointing.He said, "Elijah,
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  • He said, "Elijah,go anoint some people."
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  • go anoint some people."And too many times,
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  • And too many times,we get so centered --
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  • we get so centered --why don't you call somebody
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  • why don't you call somebodyif you're discouraged,
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  • if you're discouraged,and encourage them?
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  • and encourage them?Why don't you check up
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  • Why don't you check upon somebody?
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  • on somebody?Why don't you hug somebody?
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  • Why don't you hug somebody?Why don't you take
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  • Why don't you takesomebody out to lunch?
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  • somebody out to lunch?Why don't you
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  • Why don't youencourage somebody?
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  • encourage somebody?And when you share
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  • And when you shareyour anointing,
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  • your anointing,God will bring you out.
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  • God will bring you out.I wanna end with this.
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  • I wanna end with this.Pray, praise,
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  • Pray, praise,lift Him up,
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  • lift Him up,look up, keep looking up,
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  • look up, keep looking up,because the devil
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  • because the devildoesn't mind you celebrating
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  • doesn't mind you celebratingand remembering that time
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  • and remembering that timein your past
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  • in your pastthat you made it through.
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  • that you made it through.And he really doesn't mind
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  • And he really doesn't mindyou believing that some time,
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  • you believing that some time,way out there,
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  • way out there,God's gonna turn
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  • God's gonna turnyour battle.
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  • your battle.I'm going to see
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  • I'm going to seea victory way out there.
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  • a victory way out there.That time, some time,
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  • That time, some time,but the thing
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  • but the thingthat makes hell nervous,
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  • that makes hell nervous,and the thing the enemy
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  • and the thing the enemywants to do to keep --
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  • wants to do to keep --that will keep you
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  • that will keep youin discouragement
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  • in discouragementis convince you
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  • is convince youthat this time,
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  • that this time,you're not gonna make it.
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  • you're not gonna make it.This time,
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  • This time,you're not gonna get out.
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  • you're not gonna get out.This time, there's no way
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  • This time, there's no wayyou're going to bounce back.
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  • you're going to bounce back.But I've got a message
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  • But I've got a messagefor the devil.
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  • for the devil.And I almost wrote it
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  • And I almost wrote iton my shoes.
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  • on my shoes.That time --
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  • That time --here's the title
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  • here's the titleof my sermon, "That Time,
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  • of my sermon, "That Time,This Time, and Every Time",
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  • This Time, and Every Time",God will not fail me.
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  • God will not fail me.[applause]
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  • [applause]Everybody say,
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  • Everybody say,"That time,
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  • "That time,this time,
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  • this time,and every time,
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  • and every time,God will not forget me.
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  • God will not forget me.God will not forsake me.
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  • God will not forsake me.God will not fail me."
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  • God will not fail me."Now, wait a minute.
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  • Now, wait a minute.That time, how many of you've
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  • That time, how many of you'vegot a that time
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  • got a that timethat you can look back on?
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  • that you can look back on?This time, and every time.
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  • This time, and every time.God will not fail me.
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  • God will not fail me.God will not fail me.
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  • God will not fail me.God's healing you.
  • 00:21:50.388 --> 00:21:53.290
  • God's healing you.If you need help, get help.
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  • If you need help, get help.But God brought you
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  • But God brought youto this service this morning
  • 00:21:57.128 --> 00:21:59.730
  • to this service this morningto heal you,
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  • to heal you,of chronic discouragement.
  • 00:22:03.601 --> 00:22:07.405
  • of chronic discouragement.David encouraged himself
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  • David encouraged himselfin the Lord.
  • 00:22:10.207 --> 00:22:11.275
  • in the Lord.And when you get that down
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  • And when you get that downin your soul like I got it,
  • 00:22:14.211 --> 00:22:15.112
  • in your soul like I got it,I got me a little new thing
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  • I got me a little new thingI'm gonna tell the devil
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  • I'm gonna tell the devilfrom now on.
  • 00:22:16.380 --> 00:22:17.381
  • from now on.If you don't get nothing else
  • 00:22:17.381 --> 00:22:18.582
  • If you don't get nothing elseout of this sermon,
  • 00:22:18.582 --> 00:22:21.685
  • out of this sermon,take home this piece.
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  • take home this piece.That time,
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  • That time,this time,
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  • this time,and every time,
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  • and every time,God will not fail me.
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  • God will not fail me.God will not forget me.
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  • God will not forget me.God will not forsake me.
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  • God will not forsake me.One more time,
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  • One more time,say it bold.
  • 00:22:35.766 --> 00:22:37.368
  • say it bold.That time,
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  • That time,and I need somebody
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  • and I need somebodyto shout over that time.
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  • to shout over that time.You know that time,
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  • You know that time,when the enemy whispered,
  • 00:22:41.772 --> 00:22:42.807
  • when the enemy whispered,"Take your life."
  • 00:22:42.807 --> 00:22:43.507
  • "Take your life."The enemy whispered,
  • 00:22:43.507 --> 00:22:44.742
  • The enemy whispered,"There's no recovery."
  • 00:22:44.742 --> 00:22:45.509
  • "There's no recovery."The enemy whispered,
  • 00:22:45.509 --> 00:22:46.977
  • The enemy whispered,"You'll never get through this."
  • 00:22:46.977 --> 00:22:48.379
  • "You'll never get through this."That divorce, that whatever,
  • 00:22:48.379 --> 00:22:51.682
  • That divorce, that whatever,that disaster, but God said,
  • 00:22:51.682 --> 00:22:53.250
  • that disaster, but God said,"I'm gonna see you through."
  • 00:22:53.250 --> 00:22:56.387
  • "I'm gonna see you through."That time, this time,
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  • That time, this time,somebody shout over
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  • somebody shout overin your very circumstance
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  • in your very circumstanceright now,
  • 00:23:00.391 --> 00:23:04.829
  • right now,"He's big and in control."
  • 00:23:04.829 --> 00:23:05.863
  • "He's big and in control."And here's a big one,
  • 00:23:05.863 --> 00:23:06.330
  • And here's a big one,somebody shout,
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  • somebody shout,"Over every time."
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  • Get up on your feet
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  • Get up on your feetand give God a great,
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  • and give God a great,great praise,
  • 00:23:16.674 --> 00:23:18.676
  • great praise,because He encourages
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  • because He encouragesHis people.
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  • Hallelujah,
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  • Hallelujah,hallelujah.
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  • hallelujah.We need to take just a minute
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  • We need to take just a minuteand lift Him up.
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  • and lift Him up.Look up and lift Him up.
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  • Look up and lift Him up.Stay in your discouragement
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  • Stay in your discouragementif you want to, or look up,
  • 00:23:35.926 --> 00:23:37.595
  • if you want to, or look up,and lift Him up,
  • 00:23:37.595 --> 00:23:39.063
  • and lift Him up,and begin to pray,
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  • and begin to pray,and God will begin to restore
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  • - We're so honored that you
  • 00:23:53.911 --> 00:23:55.045
  • - We're so honored that youdecided to join us for
  • 00:23:55.045 --> 00:23:56.747
  • decided to join us forKingdom Connection today.
  • 00:23:56.747 --> 00:23:58.015
  • Kingdom Connection today.If you have never invited
  • 00:23:58.015 --> 00:23:59.984
  • If you have never invitedJesus to be Lord and Savior
  • 00:23:59.984 --> 00:24:01.318
  • Jesus to be Lord and Saviorof your life, and you feel
  • 00:24:01.318 --> 00:24:03.020
  • of your life, and you feelHim drawing you today
  • 00:24:03.020 --> 00:24:04.188
  • Him drawing you todaywhile you've been watching
  • 00:24:04.188 --> 00:24:05.723
  • while you've been watchingthis program,
  • 00:24:05.723 --> 00:24:06.857
  • this program,then I want you to repeat
  • 00:24:06.857 --> 00:24:09.326
  • then I want you to repeatthis prayer after me.
  • 00:24:09.326 --> 00:24:10.995
  • this prayer after me."Lord Jesus, I thank you
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  • "Lord Jesus, I thank youfor the cross, the blood
  • 00:24:12.363 --> 00:24:13.497
  • for the cross, the bloodthat you shed.
  • 00:24:13.497 --> 00:24:16.166
  • that you shed.You carried and nailed my sins
  • 00:24:16.166 --> 00:24:18.102
  • You carried and nailed my sinsto that old rugged cross.
  • 00:24:18.102 --> 00:24:20.004
  • to that old rugged cross.And today I receive you."
  • 00:24:20.004 --> 00:24:21.138
  • And today I receive you."Just say those words.
  • 00:24:21.138 --> 00:24:23.874
  • Just say those words."Today I receive you, Lord Jesus
  • 00:24:23.874 --> 00:24:26.977
  • "Today I receive you, Lord Jesusas my Savior, my healer,
  • 00:24:26.977 --> 00:24:31.181
  • as my Savior, my healer,my deliverer, my eternal God.
  • 00:24:31.181 --> 00:24:33.050
  • my deliverer, my eternal God.I receive the salvation
  • 00:24:33.050 --> 00:24:34.852
  • I receive the salvationthat you bought for me
  • 00:24:34.852 --> 00:24:36.353
  • that you bought for mewith your own blood.
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  • with your own blood.In Jesus name I pray, amen
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  • As you may have heard,
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  • As you may have heard,we're in the middle of an
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  • we're in the middle of anunprecedented opportunity
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  • unprecedented opportunityto feed and comfort
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  • to feed and comfortHolocaust survivors living
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  • Holocaust survivors livingin Israel.
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  • in Israel.Your generous support
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  • Your generous supportis gathering the attention
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  • is gathering the attentionof some of the top leaders
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  • of some of the top leadersin Israel, and I want to share
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  • - I want to thank you for
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  • - I want to thank you forhelping us do what we do.
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  • helping us do what we do.We use your generous support
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  • We use your generous supportto buy air time to preach
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  • to buy air time to preachthe gospel in over 200 nations
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  • the gospel in over 200 nationsof the world every week,
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  • of the world every week,and to complete projects
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  • and to complete projectslike this one in Israel.
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  • like this one in Israel.When you give this month,
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  • When you give this month,you will not only help these
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  • you will not only help theseprecious people in Israel,
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  • precious people in Israel,but you're sowing into your
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  • but you're sowing into yourown life and your own family.
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  • 198.000 survivors of the Nazi
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  • genocide in Europe were only
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  • children at the time.
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  • And many lost their parents
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  • in Hitler's concentration camps.
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  • Today, many of the poorest
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  • And thousands find themselves
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  • basic necessities.
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  • We are in the middle
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  • of an initiative to support
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  • the physical needs
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  • of Israel's poorest
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  • Holocaust survivors.
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  • Right now their very real need
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  • of the poor and oppressed.
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