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Deny Yourself

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December 12, 2016
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Living by Faith with Mike & DeeDee Freeman

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  • Even though I wasn't focusing on the process,
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  • God knew that things were gonna go up,
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  • things were gonna go down.
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  • Members were going all over the place
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  • and He didn't want me to lend my attention
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  • to what was going on,
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  • but to lend my attention to what He had promised me.
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  • So as soon, say as soon.
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  • - [Congregation] As soon.
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  • - As soon as you hear something
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  • contrary to the word of God,
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  • you gotta hear God's voice on your situation, amen.
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  • Today, on Living by Faith...
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  • on the ministry, that's what made me
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  • go to him and point to him.
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  • But I remember I didn't acknowledge him
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  • since I've been here and how rude of a host
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  • I would be if I didn't, okay,
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  • So you got that.
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  • Miles Monroe said "If God asked you to mop the floor
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  • "and you're washing dishes,
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  • "even when people are giving you accolades about
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  • "how beautiful how the dishes are,
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  • "God's gonna hold you responsible for the floor."
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  • - [Congregation] The kingdom of God.
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  • - Reflects the order of God.
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  • - [Congregation] Reflects the order of God.
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  • - And the order of God.
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  • - [Congregation] And the order of God.
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  • - Come one East City, talk back to me.
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  • Reflects the design.
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  • - [Congregation] Reflects the design.
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  • - And the desire.
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  • - [Congregation] And the desire.
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  • - Of God.
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  • - [Congregation] Of God.
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  • - Now understand this, wherever there is
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  • a design of God,
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  • or wherever there is a desire of God,
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  • there's a specific design that comes alongside
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  • of that desire.
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  • In other words, ladies and gentlemen,
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  • God doesn't just haul off and do things.
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  • God is a God of order.
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  • Can I get you to say that?
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  • - [Congregation] God is a God of order.
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  • - And anything that's not in order,
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  • it is out of order, and God is not obligated
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  • to participate in anything that's out of order.
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  • Because He is a God of order.
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  • Now I've mentioned this statement as well before.
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  • I believe it's worth repeating.
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  • And you listen, and you listen good.
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  • Listen Linda, Linda, honey honey listen listen.
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  • Listen watch this, you are the main
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  • ingredient to your success.
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  • Did you hear what I just said?
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  • Say that with me, make it personal.
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  • Say I.
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  • - [Congregation] I.
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  • - [Everyone] Am the main ingredient.
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  • - [Congregation] To our success.
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  • - Turn to your neighbor and say not you.
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  • - [Congregation] Not you.
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  • - Not your mama and them.
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  • - [Congregation] Not your mama and them.
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  • - [Pastor] Okay watch this.
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  • Not the white man.
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  • - [Congregation] Not the white man.
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  • - Not the black man.
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  • - [Congregation] Not the black man.
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  • - Not the Asian man.
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  • - [Congregation] Not the Asian man.
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  • - Say not God.
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  • - [Congregation] Not God.
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  • - Say not God.
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  • - [Congregation] Not God.
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  • - God is not even the main ingredient to your success.
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  • Satan can't be because he's not for you.
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  • Are you hearing what I'm telling you?
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  • So, the only person that holds up you is you.
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  • Well if you don't like where you are in life,
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  • it is directly connected to what you are
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  • cooperating as it relates to the laws of God.
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  • If you're not cooperating with the laws of God.
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  • And then you have the audacity to turn to others
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  • and have a problem with their success.
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  • You can't hate on anybody else.
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  • You can't participate in the blame game.
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  • It's nobody's fault but yours.
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  • If you're successful it's your fault.
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  • Now, of course we give God the glory don't we?
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  • Come on, we give God the glory,
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  • but God is no respecter person.
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  • If He increases me, He is then obligated to increase you.
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  • He can't increase me and leave you out.
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  • So then, if God is the one who's
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  • behind increasing individuals,
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  • He would have to increase every individual.
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  • But because He gives us all things
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  • that pertain to life in Godliness,
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  • it is our God given responsibility
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  • and it is our God given role to cooperate
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  • with the laws of God in order to see this
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  • transfer take place in our lives.
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  • Would join me over there in Matthew
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  • chapter number 16 real quick.
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  • Pardon me, because I wanna unveil for you,
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  • and for your hearing and listening pleasure
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  • a mystery of the kingdom of God.
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  • Now the kingdom of God is not a place.
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  • The kingdom of God, it's an order.
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  • It's a system, it's a government.
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  • It's God's way of doing what He does.
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  • And once we can identify with the kingdom of God
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  • and comply with what we identify with,
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  • then all of the kingdom of God and it's assets
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  • will be transferred into our lives.
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  • You gotta get a hold of this.
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  • Hunch your neighbor and say pay attention, pay attention.
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  • - [Congregation] Pay attention.
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  • - Push the person in front of you, push 'em.
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  • Push 'em in the back.
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  • Say if you go to napping imma go to slapping.
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  • In the name that is above every name.
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  • And turn around and say yeah I hear what you're saying,
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  • but you better keep your, hand off of me.
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  • I really want you to get this,
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  • because some of us are really truly
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  • doing life like we want to do life.
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  • We're doing life based upon our own terms.
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  • We think we have been fairly successful
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  • in how we've been conducting the affairs of our lives,
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  • and to some degree, some of us have.
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  • We've been doing quite well.
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  • Imagine if you could do what you have
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  • already with your own might, and your own muscle.
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  • Imagine if you began to cooperate,
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  • partner with He, Him, Holy Spirit.
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  • And He becomes the one that's causing
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  • all of what you have into your life.
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  • I thought you were gonna play for me one day?
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  • We gonna set that up.
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  • That man is a mean slider.
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  • Yeah, womp, womp, womp, womp.
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  • Okay, but I'm busy right now.
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  • So if I can get you
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  • to first of all see the kingdom,
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  • then, because seeing the kingdom is not just the key.
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  • The key is cooperating with the kingdom.
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  • It's the order of God.
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  • And before one job, or tiddle of God's word fail
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  • heaven and earth, the whole thing goes up in smoke,
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  • if this order doesn't work for you as you apply
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  • and appropriate these orders into your life.
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  • Now, I discovered, inside.
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  • Oh wow, okay I'll go there first.
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  • Because you are doing things the way
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  • you have been doing things,
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  • it can deceive you into thinking
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  • that it's what God wants for you.
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  • My brother, Dwight, he works here now.
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  • But for years he left the home Pam.
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  • Oh he left the home.
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  • Brother Steve it's so good to see you.
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  • He left the home.
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  • That's my son up there.
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  • Oh you all can't see them.
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  • I can see 'em up.
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  • Okay, so my brother he leaves the house
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  • at 17 years and a half going away to college.
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  • I promise you, he probably did not return
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  • until he was about 30 something.
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  • Because he went off on this journey
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  • to become first of all, an NBA player.
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  • And then secondly when that failed
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  • he was actually recruited off by the Denver Nuggets,
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  • but was cut, was released, didn't make it.
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  • So he settled for becoming someone
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  • who was involved in the sports world.
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  • He's been a coach at University of Miami,
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  • he's been the head coach at Norfolk State.
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  • All these different kind of areas
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  • that pertains to sports.
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  • Well now he's working here, this ministry.
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  • And the only thing I can conclude out of his journey,
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  • was the fact that God let him do whatever
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  • he had in his heart to do.
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  • But he brought him right back around to
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  • where he was supposed to be.
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  • Now that's a great observation
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  • but it's not a great life.
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  • Because many times, what we are doing,
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  • we are exploring things that we have on our heart,
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  • and we are presenting those things to God.
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  • We're not inquiring of the Lord
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  • to find out what's His design,
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  • and what's His desire for our life.
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  • And many people are wasting precious time
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  • in areas of life that they had no business in.
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  • Miles Monroe, my son there.
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  • Dwight Grant, Pastor Dwight Grant,
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  • he's Pastor in Bermuda and the Bahamas.
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  • Miles Monroe said because that's where he started
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  • on the ministry, that's what made me
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  • go to him and point to him.
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  • But I remember I didn't acknowledge him
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  • since I've been here and how rude of a host
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  • I would be if I didn't, okay,
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  • So you got that.
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  • Miles Monroe said "If God asked you to mop the floor
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  • "and you're washing dishes,
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  • "even when people are giving you accolades about
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  • "how beautiful how the dishes are,
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  • "God's gonna hold you responsible for the floor."
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  • So subsequently, I said all that to say this.
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  • There are a lot of people who are doing things
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  • that they wanna do in life and God has nothing to do with.
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  • You are directing your own life.
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  • Now this principal that I'm revealing
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  • because you wanna do something.
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  • God dog Lord help me with this.
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  • Because you want, I gotta get you to understand this,
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  • because the minute you kill yourself,
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  • you're gonna discover another whole world
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  • that has nothing to do with what your plans
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  • looked like prior to your killing yourself.
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  • Okay, case in point.
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  • God get a hold of this!
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  • Case in point, I wanted to be the popo.
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  • I wanted to be the popo so badly.
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  • I wanted to eat free donuts
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  • and drink free coffee at 7-Eleven.
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  • I wanted my clothes cleaned free.
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  • And I'm not making light of any duty of the law enforcement.
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  • Years ago, I would never.
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  • Today, I don't wanna be a police officer.
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  • You don't know if your own team is for ya,
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  • you know the people in the streets are against you.
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  • Everybody got these cell phones, they snitching.
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  • They say they ain't gonna snitch.
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  • Police officers have an awesome task,
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  • and at the same time an awful task.
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  • But thank be unto our God.
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  • You got men of God such as myself
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  • who are praying for you constantly.
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  • If you're out there in the street
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  • you are protected under the name
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  • and the banner of the Lord Jesus Christ.
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  • Say amen to that somebody.
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  • - [Congregation] Amen.
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  • - Would you all please make sure that
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  • you pray for police officers and those who are in authority.
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  • Got it?
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  • (congregation responds)
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  • Well, at that particular time,
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  • and Dr. DeeDee should remember this.
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  • I was just about to get married and I passed the test
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  • and I was excited about it,
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  • and they sent me information concerning the test,
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  • to say "Okay, you got it now.
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  • "It's time, congratulations.
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  • "You need to report to this certain place da da da da."
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  • I open it up with such elation and jubilation.
  • 00:12:03.270 --> 00:12:07.050
  • I shouted, I danced, I called people
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  • and I told them "Hey man I passed, I made it, I'm in.
  • 00:12:09.160 --> 00:12:13.070
  • "Glory to God, thank you Jesus, I'm the popo!"
  • 00:12:13.070 --> 00:12:16.070
  • And then God says "That's not what I want you to do."
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  • That's the same statement.
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  • Hold my point.
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  • - Yes sir.
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  • - God said "That's not what I want you to do."
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  • Here's a statement that Pastor Miles made.
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  • "Life greatest failures is to be successful
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  • "in the wrong assignment."
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  • Shut the front door.
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  • The success that you have throws.
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  • God, make sure I get that.
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  • I gotta read that.
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  • God that's life's greatest failure,
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  • is to be successful in the wrong assignment.
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  • I miss that Miles.
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  • And maybe because you never inquired of the Lord,
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  • you got married, you moved, you joined a church,
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  • you went here, you did this, you work here.
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  • And you've never inquired of the Lord.
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  • Your life is really been your led and not Lord led.
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  • Now see folks, this is not a woe is me kind thing.
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  • I want you to examine what you're doing
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  • so now you can dig into this order.
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  • And if you dig into this order
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  • as it relates to this mystery of the kingdom.
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  • Killing yourself or denying yourself,
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  • you'll begin to have God to reveal to you
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  • specifically what it is that He's designed for your life.
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  • Because so many people are just taking shots
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  • in the dark about what they're supposed to be doing.
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  • And they're misdirected.
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  • This time and this season
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  • should be full of divine precision.
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  • That you know without a shadow of a doubt,
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  • that the spirit of God has called me here.
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  • The spirit of God has for me to do whatever
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  • He has called me to do.
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  • And I'm doing specifically what He's designed for me.
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  • And you will never know.
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  • Oh, you remember when Dr. DeeDee
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  • and I was playing basketball?
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  • Do you remember!
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  • How many of y'all don't remember
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  • when that chick and I was playing basketball?
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  • What you know?
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  • So the rest of y'all remember?
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  • So if I pointed to one of y'all
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  • who didn't raise your hand to tell me.
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  • I said how many of y'all don't remember
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  • the basketball story?!
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  • What's wrong with this church?!
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  • Do you understand these words
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  • that are coming out of my mouth?!
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  • That's just why I didn't wanna do this.
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  • What did I wanna do?
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  • (congregation responds)
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  • We playing basketball, and I don't remember
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  • where we were playing basketball,
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  • but now every time we play basketball it's in my backyard,
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  • 'cause I got a court in my backyard.
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  • Bank roll, bank roll, bank roll.
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  • Basketball court on deck.
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  • (congregation laughs)
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  • How dare she stand up in my church,
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  • try to bust the man with the mike.
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  • Hey East City watch this watch this East City.
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  • Watch this.
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  • Y'all get the big screen on Dr. DeeDee.
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  • So I can see Dr. DeeDee.
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  • Get her up so I can see her.
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  • Get the camera over there.
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  • Dr. DeeDee, you remember when we used to play basketball?
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  • Get her, you remember that baby?
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  • This might as well.
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  • This could've been the basketball.
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  • 'Cause it didn't matter, she never dribbled it.
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  • (congregation laughs)
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  • Come on!
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  • I said "DeeDee, DeeDee.
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  • "What?!"
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  • I said, "Baby you gonna have to dribble.
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  • "Who said I gotta dribble?!"
  • 00:16:59.010 --> 00:17:01.030
  • And then she took off all under the monkey bars.
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  • "Come on!"
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  • I said "Baby, please, look, get on the court.
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  • "The game has been designed
  • 00:17:12.280 --> 00:17:15.160
  • "to be played inside of these lines!"
  • 00:17:15.160 --> 00:17:19.040
  • It's designed to be played between these lines on the court!
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  • She said "No, you just mad 'cause you gonna lose!"
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  • Guess what I did?
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  • I quit.
  • 00:17:34.220 --> 00:17:36.050
  • I stopped playing, she said "There you go, you quit."
  • 00:17:37.160 --> 00:17:40.040
  • I said "Because baby, the game is supposed
  • 00:17:40.130 --> 00:17:42.090
  • "to be played over here."
  • 00:17:42.090 --> 00:17:44.150
  • And man it wasn't but a few days later
  • 00:17:45.120 --> 00:17:47.270
  • the spirit of God said to me,
  • 00:17:47.270 --> 00:17:50.200
  • "You remember when you and DeeDee was playing ball?"
  • 00:17:50.200 --> 00:17:53.000
  • I said "Yes sir."
  • 00:17:53.090 --> 00:17:54.180
  • He said "You remember you quit?"
  • 00:17:54.180 --> 00:17:56.060
  • I said "Yes sir."
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  • He said "I'm the same way.
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  • "When you wanna play this game of life
  • 00:18:00.240 --> 00:18:03.220
  • "all outside the lines of the design that I've created,
  • 00:18:03.220 --> 00:18:08.060
  • "I'm not playing with you."
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  • And the greatest tragedy of it all,
  • 00:18:21.140 --> 00:18:24.020
  • is that you have some success with playing it your way.
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  • 'Cause what's gonna get your attention?
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  • God will let you do whatever you wanna do.
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  • He's a perfect gentlemen,
  • 00:18:37.000 --> 00:18:38.080
  • but He's gonna be right back there at the floor,
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  • after all the accolades of the dishes.
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  • Now in the key in this, and I gotta leave you
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  • with just a piece of this principle before I cut out.
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  • Throw it up on the screen.
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  • East City y'all getting anything out of this at all?
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  • Are you getting anything out of this?!
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  • Okay, all right, nod your big head
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  • or something up there man.
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  • I shouldn't of said that.
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  • Nod your beautiful lovely head.
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  • Get a hold of this.
  • 00:19:14.230 --> 00:19:16.010
  • Can they also show me Matthew?
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  • Ooh this is awesome.
  • 00:19:19.150 --> 00:19:21.060
  • So I got everybody's attention and I got this scripture.
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  • Do you all see this scripture up on your screen
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  • up there East City?
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  • No?
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  • Okay, don't even worry about it.
  • 00:19:32.070 --> 00:19:33.290
  • Just take my word for it right now.
  • 00:19:34.160 --> 00:19:36.040
  • Or look in your Bible.
  • 00:19:36.040 --> 00:19:37.030
  • Do you have a Bible?
  • 00:19:37.030 --> 00:19:38.220
  • Nod your big head.
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  • I mean nod your beautiful head.
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  • You do have a Bible.
  • 00:19:41.230 --> 00:19:43.070
  • Go to Matthew 16:24.
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  • Dig this, dig this.
  • 00:19:46.180 --> 00:19:48.120
  • And I know you know this, but just look at it.
  • 00:19:48.120 --> 00:19:51.280
  • "Jesus said to His disciples, 'If anyone desires
  • 00:19:52.100 --> 00:19:55.290
  • 'to come after me, let him deny himself.'"
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  • Watch this.
  • 00:20:00.150 --> 00:20:01.130
  • "Take up his cross and do" what?
  • 00:20:01.130 --> 00:20:04.000
  • - [Congregation] Follow me.
  • 00:20:04.000 --> 00:20:05.050
  • - Now this is when He begins to really
  • 00:20:05.050 --> 00:20:08.120
  • unveil the kingdom mystery.
  • 00:20:08.120 --> 00:20:11.230
  • "For whoever desires
  • 00:20:11.230 --> 00:20:16.220
  • "to save his life will lose it."
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  • God dog.
  • 00:20:22.130 --> 00:20:23.210
  • The kingdom of God works in diametrically opposed
  • 00:20:26.000 --> 00:20:30.110
  • to how we think and believe until we've had
  • 00:20:30.110 --> 00:20:33.160
  • our minds renewed about how He works.
  • 00:20:33.160 --> 00:20:37.260
  • He says "If a man wants to go up, get down."
  • 00:20:38.170 --> 00:20:41.190
  • If a man wants to get, then give.
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  • If a man wants to live, die.
  • 00:20:46.240 --> 00:20:51.110
  • The short end of the stick as it has been
  • 00:20:52.210 --> 00:20:55.270
  • conveyed in society is not the worst end.
  • 00:20:55.270 --> 00:20:59.200
  • And I told you one of the major enemies
  • 00:21:01.090 --> 00:21:04.130
  • of this humility of killing yourself is pride.
  • 00:21:04.260 --> 00:21:09.060
  • One last scripture please?
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  • Pretty please, and then I'm out.
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  • James four.
  • 00:21:13.160 --> 00:21:15.070
  • Okay, go back, go back to that one!
  • 00:21:16.110 --> 00:21:18.020
  • No, 'cause let's ride this one out.
  • 00:21:18.020 --> 00:21:20.170
  • "For whoever desires to save his life."
  • 00:21:20.170 --> 00:21:23.090
  • You go after what you want, you gonna lose.
  • 00:21:23.210 --> 00:21:26.230
  • He says "But whoever loses his life for my sake,
  • 00:21:28.200 --> 00:21:33.160
  • "will find it."
  • 00:21:34.000 --> 00:21:35.250
  • How do you find what it is that you're supposed to do
  • 00:21:36.030 --> 00:21:40.090
  • by taking your eyes off of it?
  • 00:21:40.090 --> 00:21:43.080
  • And your eyes have been on you.
  • 00:21:45.240 --> 00:21:48.100
  • So when we support our wonderful sister there,
  • 00:21:50.020 --> 00:21:53.290
  • and we're thinking about pushing others
  • 00:21:53.290 --> 00:21:56.130
  • inside of that divine mystery
  • 00:21:56.130 --> 00:21:59.030
  • is our lives uncovered.
  • 00:21:59.030 --> 00:22:02.070
  • When you are faithful over that
  • 00:22:04.100 --> 00:22:07.110
  • which is another man's,
  • 00:22:07.110 --> 00:22:09.250
  • that's when you get yours.
  • 00:22:11.210 --> 00:22:13.100
  • I've been trying to get mine.
  • 00:22:13.290 --> 00:22:15.080
  • That's why you've never seen His.
  • 00:22:15.080 --> 00:22:18.220
  • The great exchange.
  • 00:22:19.010 --> 00:22:21.000
  • Give me yours, I'll give you mine.
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  • And our lives won't change
  • 00:22:31.010 --> 00:22:33.070
  • until our minds are changed.
  • 00:22:33.070 --> 00:22:36.100
  • Last scripture, James four.
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  • Dr. DeeDee, chime in.
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  • Talk to me.
  • 00:22:45.030 --> 00:22:46.100
  • Get up, 'cause I'm getting ready to leave.
  • 00:22:46.210 --> 00:22:50.050
  • And you take over to dismiss the people.
  • 00:22:50.190 --> 00:22:53.190
  • - [DeeDee] Okay great, I think that's great.
  • 00:22:54.180 --> 00:22:56.110
  • I mean I was just sitting--
  • 00:22:56.110 --> 00:22:57.180
  • - Okay, but not right now, not right now.
  • 00:22:57.180 --> 00:22:59.160
  • God.
  • 00:23:00.040 --> 00:23:01.010
  • Okay wait.
  • 00:23:02.190 --> 00:23:03.200
  • (congregation laughs)
  • 00:23:03.200 --> 00:23:06.100
  • - [DeeDee] I'm ready.
  • 00:23:08.030 --> 00:23:09.070
  • - I love God.
  • 00:23:10.000 --> 00:23:11.010
  • You don't love God?
  • 00:23:11.010 --> 00:23:12.250
  • What's wrong with you?
  • 00:23:13.210 --> 00:23:15.020
  • James 4:6.
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  • 'Cause you've been after yours.
  • 00:23:24.010 --> 00:23:25.240
  • Look at verse number six.
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  • "But He gives more favor,
  • 00:23:29.160 --> 00:23:32.060
  • "He gives more grace."
  • 00:23:32.220 --> 00:23:35.060
  • Watch this, go to five.
  • 00:23:36.020 --> 00:23:38.060
  • 'Cause the but is a continuation of something.
  • 00:23:39.100 --> 00:23:42.060
  • "The spirit who dwells
  • 00:23:42.200 --> 00:23:44.150
  • "in us yearns jealously."
  • 00:23:44.150 --> 00:23:48.130
  • Watch this, because He wants us to comply
  • 00:23:50.020 --> 00:23:53.230
  • with His order.
  • 00:23:53.230 --> 00:23:55.180
  • Watch this, "But He gives more grace.
  • 00:23:56.050 --> 00:23:59.000
  • "Therefore He says."
  • 00:23:59.000 --> 00:24:00.150
  • What's the therefore there for?
  • 00:24:00.150 --> 00:24:02.030
  • Because the spirit yearns jealously for us.
  • 00:24:02.030 --> 00:24:04.240
  • He says "God resists the one who wants his way.
  • 00:24:04.240 --> 00:24:09.200
  • "But gives grace."
  • 00:24:11.050 --> 00:24:12.250
  • So I made low, but I'm exalted in the process.
  • 00:24:15.050 --> 00:24:20.010
  • How does Mike Freeman this time last year,
  • 00:24:22.000 --> 00:24:26.090
  • be in the hospital bed on August the 20th,
  • 00:24:27.070 --> 00:24:31.270
  • and this year be on the stage
  • 00:24:31.270 --> 00:24:34.010
  • at MegaFest August the 20th?
  • 00:24:34.010 --> 00:24:37.190
  • He went down, but God raised him up.
  • 00:24:39.110 --> 00:24:43.060
  • And just when people think you're out
  • 00:24:44.150 --> 00:24:46.100
  • because of your going down,
  • 00:24:46.100 --> 00:24:48.290
  • somebody jack you up in traffic.
  • 00:24:49.290 --> 00:24:52.020
  • Yeah that's good stuff.
  • 00:24:52.130 --> 00:24:53.140
  • Somebody jack you.
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  • Somebody, oh Jesus.
  • 00:24:54.210 --> 00:24:58.010
  • Somebody cut you off in traffic and you said "Bless you."
  • 00:24:58.010 --> 00:25:01.180
  • "You say what?"
  • 00:25:05.130 --> 00:25:06.210
  • Some of y'all say "Yes."
  • 00:25:08.110 --> 00:25:10.110
  • They talk about you at the job and you say "Bless you."
  • 00:25:13.140 --> 00:25:17.200
  • They don't speak back to you and you say
  • 00:25:19.010 --> 00:25:21.260
  • "Have a good day anywho."
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  • And you're made to look like the doormat,
  • 00:25:27.240 --> 00:25:30.100
  • in your family, in your workplace, in your community.
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  • And sometimes you start feeling the effects of it.
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  • and in our society everything is out of the box now.
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  • You are not what you're supposed to be
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  • unless you are expressing yourself in a way
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  • that's uncommon.
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  • And I'm all for uncommonality, because it's uncommon
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  • people that's gonna get uncommon results,
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  • but it better come through and by these lines.
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  • Ladies
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  • - This is a call for you.
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  • I wanna see you December the 17th
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  • at Women Walking in the Word
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  • at Spirit of Faith Christian Center.
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  • That's December the 17th at 10:00 a.m.
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  • I'm having my friend come to minister to all of us
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  • and she is gonna bless your life.
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  • Her name is Terri Savelle Foy.
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  • She's gonna be talking about visions,
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  • how to make your visions come to reality.
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  • I'll see you there, December the 17th, 10:00 a.m.
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  • - [Narrator] Also featuring special guest
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  • music artists Tasha Paige Lockhart and Lisa Brooks.
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  • And don't forget your ugly Christmas sweaters.
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  • Ladies, we wanna see you there!
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  • (dramatic orchestra music)
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  • I feel thorns where my crown was
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  • I'll be weak, but I'm alive
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  • From the dust until dawn yeah
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  • I'll survive 'cause I got
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  • Sweet Victory
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  • Nobody can take it from me
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  • Sweet victory
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  • - [Woman] So whatever way God can increase me!
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  • With whatever means and whatever situation
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  • I'm saying, "Increase me!"
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  • But it ain't just about me!
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  • The devil has taken some stuff from you!
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  • And if you don't put a demand on him
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  • to pay it back you're not going to get it back!
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  • I want you to be so fired up after today
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  • I want you to leave out of here with
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  • expectation of seeing everything!
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  • Victorious
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  • Oh, Jesus
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  • Voiceover: If you are ever in the Washington
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  • or Baltimore Metropolitan areas, we invite you
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  • to worship with us at one of
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  • our Saturday evening or Sunday morning services.
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  • Please give us a call at 1-888-630-4540.
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