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The Essentials of Real Change

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May 9, 2017
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Living by Faith with Mike & DeeDee Freeman

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  • Oh, I like them and they never had a problem with me.
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  • But I'm telling you they didn't call
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  • and you look at the difference from those who left right
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  • and those who haven't left right,
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  • and you'll be able to see.
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  • That the fruit is gonna tell the truth.
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  • Our thinking cannot be established by
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  • what we find in our society and culture.
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  • Our thinking must be established
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  • through the living word of God.
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  • Today, on Living by Faith...
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  • that, I do it because you not just gonna tell me anything.
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  • (congregation agrees)
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  • And you been standing right there in front of your yes
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  • but they didn't know yes, they knew what they knew,
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  • they didn't know who you happen to be.
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  • (congregation agrees)
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  • And you tuck your tail and walk off with your head down
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  • and just messed up another moment.
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  • (congregation agrees)
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  • and calls Josh, I receive, she calls Josh and say
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  • get over to the house right now, take your father
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  • to the hospital, to the doctor, Josh said all right.
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  • (congregation laughs)
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  • Y'all better leave Josh alone, y'all better leave
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  • my man alone, Josh a mighty man of God.
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  • (congregation agrees)
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  • Walking in faith and authority and power
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  • and he hears from God and he obeys God,
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  • whoo, Jesus, he is a man of the most high,
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  • in the name, everything I say come to pass.
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  • (congregation agrees)
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  • 45 minutes later ...
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  • (congregation laughs)
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  • Nothing.
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  • Baby, Josh there?
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  • Uh, no.
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  • So the door opens, I say, oh, he's here.
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  • And Britney walks in.
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  • Britney just so happened, see, see, see,
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  • you just missed God, you wanna see,
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  • you say you wanna see God and God is showing, mmm.
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  • (congregation agrees)
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  • She gathers me, takes me to an urgent care place,
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  • well, one of the partners is reassigned that day.
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  • (congregation claps)
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  • To this location and she typically works in the back
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  • but the receptionist didn't show up that day
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  • so they asked her to cover the front,
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  • aw, you just, you just ...
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  • Are you seeing what I'm seeing here?
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  • (congregation agrees)
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  • Are you hearing what I'm hearing here?
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  • You say you want to see God and some of you have been
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  • inquiring him and petitioning as such to see him,
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  • God, if you could just, and he's been showing you himself
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  • the whole time and angels zipping by you right now,
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  • angels all around, just turn to an angel and say, what up,
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  • I'm glad you're here, see, that was spooky there,
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  • some of y'all, that was spooky, I receive,
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  • that was spooky to some of y'all
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  • and you're not gonna get more spooky
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  • but you're gonna become more aware of spiritual.
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  • (congregation agrees)
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  • because right now, say right now.
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  • (congregation says "right now")
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  • Angels are orchestrating the affairs of your life,
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  • see, see, see, whoo, Jesus, whoo, Jesus, whoo, Jesus.
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  • And the entire kingdom of God is tripping because
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  • they wondering why you so worried about what's gonna happen
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  • this week 'cause they already know
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  • that God has your next week, your week after that,
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  • already worked out, you ain't gotta figure,
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  • somebody shout.
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  • (congregation agrees)
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  • And what you're gonna have to be getting to do is just not
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  • step out in faith, I heard a pastor say that a couple
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  • of weeks ago, I was in South Carolina, and I just couldn't,
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  • I couldn't take it, I couldn't take it,
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  • when they hand the mic to me, I said what do you mean,
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  • I said what do you mean?
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  • (congregation laughs)
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  • What do you mean?
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  • 'Cause there are things that disturbs those who are aware
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  • of the kingdom that they are from.
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  • (congregation agrees)
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  • It disturbs them far more than people
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  • who are from that kingdom without that awareness.
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  • And the Lord said, kind of buffer it, put some cushion
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  • around what you're about to say, give that man some money,
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  • tell 'em you love him.
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  • Went in my pocket, gave him a couple of hundred dollars,
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  • I love you, that's what the Spirit of God told me to do.
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  • I said, but as a pastor, don't you ever open your
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  • doggone mouth and say you ever stepped out on faith
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  • for anything, 'cause if you stepped out in faith,
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  • where were you before then?
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  • If you stepping out on faith, then you just made known
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  • to me that you don't live by this.
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  • (congregation agrees)
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  • And if you aren't living by this,
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  • you not gonna ever see what I see.
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  • (congregation agrees)
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  • Yet you sit under my ministry, you stepping out
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  • on something you supposed to be living by
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  • and I'm teaching to you and I can't ever
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  • get what I'm saying to you when you're not living
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  • by the same law.
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  • Okay, calm down.
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  • Say I live by the law of faith.
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  • (congregation agrees)
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  • Y'all, if y'all just playing with this spiritual stuff,
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  • go on just keep on playing with this, I'm so serious
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  • about kingdom stuff, the kingdom means more to me
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  • than this world.
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  • This world, this world only exists because of the kingdom.
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  • And everybody in this world were supposed to be given
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  • to this world to expand it, you're not here
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  • to just have a good time, but inside of being here
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  • you will have a good time.
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  • (congregation agrees)
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  • Having the time of my life right now, boy,
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  • psst, I'll pay God to let me keep doing this.
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  • I know some great faith teachers and encountered them,
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  • but not one of those four mentioned names
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  • is greater than the faith teacher that I've read
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  • about in Mark chapter 11, who taught me,
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  • "whosoever shall say unto this mountain, be thou removed
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  • "and be thou cast into the sea and shall not doubt
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  • "in his heart but believe those things which he says,
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  • "he shall have ...
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  • "Whosoever," let me explain to you how powerful this is,
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  • he didn't qualify this person by being saved.
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  • And that's why some unsaved atheists and heathen
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  • has more than the average believer
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  • 'cause they're functioning in the faith principle
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  • that they have taken to heart, when the believer just hasn't
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  • Whoo, then we're having a good time, broke,
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  • how you gonna have a good time broke,
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  • your needs ain't met, your marriage jacked up
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  • and you're broke, what good time are you having,
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  • you're lying, you having church, you are not having
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  • a good time 'cause I been broke and marriage messed up,
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  • wasn't no good time, I put it on when I got to church,
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  • everybody thought I was having a good time,
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  • but I wasn't having a good time, neither was Didi
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  • having a good time, don't let that smooth face fool you.
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  • (congregation laughs)
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  • "Whosoever ... "
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  • If you'll look in John 3:16, you'll see the same verbiage.
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  • "For God so loved the world that he gave his only
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  • "begotten son that whosoever," the same faith
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  • it takes to get saved is the same faith it takes to move
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  • mountains, pull up 1 John, chapter five,
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  • let's look at that. (clears throat)
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  • Let me just go ahead and minister this,
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  • and then I'll quit, but you gonna start identifying moments
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  • in this life of faith and you gonna see a generation,
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  • you gonna see a progression, you're gonna see
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  • a momentum begin in your life
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  • that's gonna put you on an upward kind of accelerated ...
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  • Come on, talk to me.
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  • (congregation agrees)
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  • Move towards this destiny I'm talking about,
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  • give me 1 John 5.
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  • The King James version will say, "Whosoever believe
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  • "that Jesus is the Christ is born of God."
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  • (congregation agrees)
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  • "And everyone that loveth him that begat loveth him,"
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  • mmm, "Also that is begotten of him."
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  • Watch this, verse two, "by this we know that we love
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  • "the children of God when we love God."
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  • But now all of this is contingent upon that first word,
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  • whosoever, now the minute you receive Jesus,
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  • you receive what Mark 11:22 says, as God's faith,
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  • Jesus started out in sharing with these guys
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  • because the tree, you remember the tree,
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  • that he cursed to its very root, he was passing in Bethany,
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  • a day later they come back and Peter say, hey, yo, Jesus,
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  • look at that tree you cursed, it's gone, it's withered,
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  • and then he said, verse 22, "Have the God," have it,
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  • naw, you missed it, I said have it, aw, Jesus,
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  • where you have something to drink,
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  • are you getting what I'm saying to you,
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  • I said have God's faith.
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  • (congregation agrees)
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  • I have that, say that, I'll have that.
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  • (congregation says "I'll have that")
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  • "Whosoever is born of God, then you have
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  • "the very faith of God in you," ooh, we gonna, ooh, Jesus,
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  • turn to your neighbor, say, you got days left
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  • to move some mountains.
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  • (congregation agrees)
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  • Say, but just in case, you don't remove them,
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  • heaven doesn't count days nohow.
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  • (congregation agrees)
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  • Heaven already considers the mountain moved.
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  • Have it.
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  • Go to Mark 11 so you can see that, Mark 11,
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  • and look at 22.
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  • Jesus answering and said then, this is what his reply
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  • to them, when they were so astonished about that tree,
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  • and never once did we see Jesus pouring any liquid
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  • around that tree, he never got next to it at all,
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  • what caused that tree to die was the words of his mouth,
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  • good God from Zion, oh, we going places here now,
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  • you gonna watch your mouth, turn to your neighbor,
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  • say you gonna watch your mouth, you gonna guard your words,
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  • you gonna believe in what you say, you're not gonna
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  • doubt in your heart and it shall ...
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  • What did he say, he said have faith in God,
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  • look at your cross reference, some of y'all ain't none
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  • in your Bibles no more, your phone ain't got
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  • no cross reference, right, have the faith of God,
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  • right, this one says, well, back up, back up
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  • before you go further, it says have faith in God,
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  • your cross reference'll say have the faith of God,
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  • one translation says have the God kind of faith.
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  • Can I just give you Mike Freeman's translation,
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  • have God's faith.
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  • (congregation agrees)
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  • Shout I have it.
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  • (congregation says "I have it")
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  • What does he say in 23, we all know it, watch this,
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  • "For verily," now any time he says verily,
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  • you better listen up.
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  • Some translations will say, truly, truly,
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  • especially if he says it twice.
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  • When someone says this guy, pastor, working on the church
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  • out there, and I came in and I can be very firm at times
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  • and you can kind of, you know, tighten up on me,
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  • and I don't mean that, I'm just trying to get
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  • some information because when people tell me no,
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  • I don't know if they really know.
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  • (congregation agrees)
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  • I don't know if they really know that it's a no,
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  • somebody told 'em to tell people that,
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  • you walk up to a counter and somebody just say no,
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  • then I ain't listening to them just tell me no,
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  • can I get somebody else, no today doesn't mean no tomorrow
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  • and if they tell me no, I asked the wrong person,
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  • go get your supervisor, they gonna tell you the same thing,
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  • well, I would just like to hear it from them.
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  • (congregation agrees)
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  • Didi used to jump me all the time,
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  • would you want anybody doing that to the spirit of the faith
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  • Yeah, if they bold enough, and courageous do it
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  • because workers who have the spirit of the faith
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  • may not know like they may not know
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  • and I wanna know that this no is a no, sure enough.
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  • (congregation agrees)
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  • And then after I talk to that person,
  • 00:17:44.050 --> 00:17:45.280
  • is there anybody else I can talk to?
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  • Yeah, but they gonna tell you the same thing,
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  • well, I would like to hear them say it, can they come out,
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  • and then lo and behold, I can't tell you the amount of times
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  • that the last person comes out and says yes.
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  • (congregation agrees)
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  • And then I look at Didi, she says, I don't know how you do
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  • that, I do it because you not just gonna tell me anything.
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  • (congregation agrees)
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  • And you been standing right there in front of your yes
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  • but they didn't know yes, they knew what they knew,
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  • they didn't know who you happen to be.
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  • (congregation agrees)
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  • And you tuck your tail and walk off with your head down
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  • and just messed up another moment.
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  • (congregation agrees)
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  • I been walking like this for 30 years, I remember
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  • when the supervisor told me I couldn't work here,
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  • I said, you got to be kidding me, I'm working here,
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  • I ain't got nowhere else to work.
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  • (congregation laughs)
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  • I'm 'bout to get married, man, you understand,
  • 00:18:44.160 --> 00:18:47.280
  • he said, well, we don't have any more money
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  • to fund your temporary position, I said,
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  • it's not temporary, stop saying it's temporary,
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  • I don't have any other job, this is permanent.
  • 00:18:54.130 --> 00:18:58.290
  • Well, I like all that church stuff that you like
  • 00:18:58.290 --> 00:19:02.040
  • but I can't hire you, I said, well, I tell you what,
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  • I'm working free, he said, you can't work here free,
  • 00:19:04.260 --> 00:19:08.080
  • I said, why can't I, it's me, I can work here free
  • 00:19:08.080 --> 00:19:10.260
  • if I want to, he said the insurance policy
  • 00:19:10.260 --> 00:19:13.170
  • won't cover you on this premises
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  • and on them trucks, if I send you out there,
  • 00:19:15.190 --> 00:19:18.060
  • something happen to you, we gonna be sued,
  • 00:19:18.060 --> 00:19:20.200
  • so Mr. Freeman, you cannot, you do not have a job here,
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  • and I listened to him.
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  • Walked outta there on Friday, over the weekend,
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  • God said, you just gonna take that no?
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  • (congregation laughs)
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  • I said no sir, no sir, Monday morning, guess where I was?
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  • Right back up in there, you ever seen somebody
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  • you didn't wanna see, you look up and you see them
  • 00:19:44.240 --> 00:19:48.260
  • like, ugh, come on. (laughs)
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  • Have you ever saw somebody come in, you're like,
  • 00:19:53.080 --> 00:19:56.080
  • and you're trying to let them know that you are disgusted.
  • 00:19:56.080 --> 00:20:00.130
  • But your head just drop and you get your head together,
  • 00:20:01.270 --> 00:20:05.000
  • you look up, and you say, yes?
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  • I said, hey, man, listen, the Lord told me I am working here
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  • and I came back today to just confirm what he said.
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  • He said, it's still the same, I can't hire you,
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  • you're a great worker, I would love to have you,
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  • I promise you, and then I just thought,
  • 00:20:26.060 --> 00:20:28.290
  • that's just too much, I've done enough here, Lord
  • 00:20:28.290 --> 00:20:33.180
  • must be wrong, I tucked my tail, bowed my head,
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  • I went down, I tell you, I left Pennsylvania Avenue,
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  • G Street, Southeast, I left there, got on the bus,
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  • and drove to the unemployment office,
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  • unemployment office on Good Hope Road,
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  • if there's any place that the unemployment office
  • 00:20:51.250 --> 00:20:54.020
  • should be, it's on Good Hope Road.
  • 00:20:54.020 --> 00:20:55.260
  • (congregation laughs)
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  • (pastor laughs weakly)
  • 00:21:00.280 --> 00:21:04.060
  • Don't worry about it, there's some hope,
  • 00:21:07.230 --> 00:21:11.020
  • good hope, unemployed, I'm sitting in there,
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  • I got my paperwork and I'm filling out them pages.
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  • And the Lord said, what God tell you?
  • 00:21:18.220 --> 00:21:21.230
  • I said, are you kidding me?
  • 00:21:22.280 --> 00:21:25.060
  • See, see, see, 'cause you, God, see, these moments
  • 00:21:26.190 --> 00:21:30.230
  • are defining your destiny.
  • 00:21:30.230 --> 00:21:32.280
  • (congregation agrees)
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  • I get up, tear up the paper, go out on Good Hope Road,
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  • put the paper in the trash, standing there
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  • at the bus stop, I say, what do you want me to do?
  • 00:21:41.200 --> 00:21:45.130
  • He said, just go home, I got on that bus,
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  • and I went home, as I put my key in the door,
  • 00:21:50.000 --> 00:21:53.160
  • the phone was ringing.
  • 00:21:54.170 --> 00:21:56.120
  • I rushed to the phone, picked up the phone
  • 00:21:59.010 --> 00:22:02.010
  • and this the same man who said ...
  • 00:22:02.010 --> 00:22:04.200
  • (congregation agrees)
  • 00:22:04.200 --> 00:22:08.020
  • And he said, oh, I'm so glad you answered the phone,
  • 00:22:08.020 --> 00:22:12.070
  • because I got a list of people that I'm calling right now
  • 00:22:13.190 --> 00:22:17.100
  • and whoever answered their phone first
  • 00:22:18.290 --> 00:22:21.050
  • was gonna get this job.
  • 00:22:21.050 --> 00:22:22.140
  • (congregation agrees)
  • 00:22:22.140 --> 00:22:24.050
  • If I did sit another moment ...
  • 00:22:24.050 --> 00:22:26.230
  • Now Rhonda, watch this, how many of these moments
  • 00:22:30.220 --> 00:22:33.250
  • are getting past you?
  • 00:22:33.250 --> 00:22:34.290
  • (congregation agrees)
  • 00:22:34.290 --> 00:22:36.260
  • I wouldn't have even known that the phone rang
  • 00:22:36.260 --> 00:22:40.050
  • if I was filling out unemployment papers.
  • 00:22:40.050 --> 00:22:43.010
  • (congregation agrees)
  • 00:22:43.010 --> 00:22:46.280
  • 'Cause you get used to a society, a system,
  • 00:22:46.280 --> 00:22:50.170
  • and you don't get used to his voice, you don't move
  • 00:22:50.170 --> 00:22:54.050
  • in the system of the kingdom of God, and he says,
  • 00:22:54.050 --> 00:22:57.100
  • "whosoever shall say unto this mountain,
  • 00:22:57.100 --> 00:23:00.220
  • "be thou removed," see, see, see, oh, yeah, oh, yeah,
  • 00:23:03.150 --> 00:23:07.200
  • oh, yeah, Pastor John, that's what we gonna do,
  • 00:23:09.270 --> 00:23:12.040
  • we gonna straighten up some stuff this side of this year
  • 00:23:12.040 --> 00:23:16.100
  • and we're not gonna take that stuff over
  • 00:23:16.100 --> 00:23:18.260
  • to the other side, now he said, "whosoever,"
  • 00:23:18.260 --> 00:23:21.280
  • shout that'll be me, are you a whosoever,
  • 00:23:21.280 --> 00:23:25.200
  • I asked you a question, are you a whosoever?
  • 00:23:25.200 --> 00:23:29.140
  • Say that, I am a whosoever.
  • 00:23:29.140 --> 00:23:31.210
  • He said whosoever shall say unto their circumstance,
  • 00:23:34.150 --> 00:23:38.200
  • see, think about it, when have you spoken
  • 00:23:40.040 --> 00:23:43.170
  • to your circumstances and says be thou removed?
  • 00:23:44.290 --> 00:23:48.220
  • (congregation agrees)
  • 00:23:50.050 --> 00:23:52.040
  • Oh, oh, I heard that loud and clear, uh-huh,
  • 00:23:52.040 --> 00:23:55.030
  • high blood pressure, ooh, Jesus, be ...
  • 00:23:55.030 --> 00:23:58.100
  • (congregation agrees)
  • 00:23:59.280 --> 00:24:03.050
  • Diabetes.
  • 00:24:04.260 --> 00:24:05.210
  • Parkinson's.
  • 00:24:08.150 --> 00:24:09.150
  • Arthritis, bitterness, bad marriage, wayward kids.
  • 00:24:10.290 --> 00:24:15.030
  • (congregation shouts "be thou removed")
  • 00:24:19.140 --> 00:24:22.140
  • Strife, confusion, you gotta talk, ooh,
  • 00:24:22.140 --> 00:24:25.220
  • get your mouth open when you get home,
  • 00:24:27.200 --> 00:24:30.090
  • your wardrobe from the 70s, be ...
  • 00:24:30.090 --> 00:24:32.250
  • (congregation shouts "be thou removed")
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  • I'm not playing with you, turn to your neighbor, say,
  • 00:24:39.050 --> 00:24:42.010
  • it ain't gonna move unless the voice of God speaks to it.
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  • July 11th, at the Baltimore Convention Center.
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  • but Lady Jakes is one of the speakers.
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  • She is a phenomenal woman, just a woman of God
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  • It's gonna bless your life.
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  • In addition, men, hear me, hear me good,
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  • I'm meeting with all of the men
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  • while the ladies are doing their thing.
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  • come along with your wife.
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  • but there're some things that I am feverishly
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  • But GGG, you won't want to miss it, I promise you.
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  • Be there.
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  • - Draw nigh unto him, and he'll draw nigh unto you.
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  • He's the one that delivers us.
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  • He's the one that keeps his word.
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