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Foundational Principles of Marriage

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August 2, 2017
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Living by Faith with Mike & DeeDee Freeman

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Foundational Principles of Marriage

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  • Come on receive the word tonight.
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  • Come on, come on, come on, receive the word tonight.
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  • Grab your wife by the hand, let her know,
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  • we received that word, speak to your wife.
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  • Tell her, "I receive that word."
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  • Tell her security tonight.word." Give her comfort, give
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  • Give her comfort, give her security tonight.
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  • Let her know, don't sit there and try to be hard again!
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  • Let her know you received the word tonight.
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  • Let me tell you on tonight,
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  • let me harass you.
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  • Let me, let me, let me, what's the word?
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  • Nag you, let me, let me, what?
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  • Agitate, provoke, let me irritate.
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  • Huh, harass.
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  • Who?
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  • Apply pressure, that's what I'm talking about.
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  • Who said that?
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  • The guy that put my lights up.
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  • Here come get this big ol' kissy.
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  • (laughing)
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  • Yeah, he's out at my house now
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  • puttin' up some lights that I love.
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  • Once he's finished and they look good,
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  • I'm gonna let ya'll know about it.
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  • (laughing)
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  • I love you man, you look good,
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  • you lost a lot of weight, too?
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  • - Yes, sir.
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  • - How much?
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  • - 40 pounds.
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  • - 40 pounds?
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  • (applause)
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  • Let me apply pressure.
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  • Please.
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  • Let me, demand, let me apply,
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  • let me, please let me.
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  • Let me apply pressure.
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  • I hear your phone ringing.
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  • Glory to God.
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  • I said I hear your phone ringing.
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  • Turn to your neighbor, say, "We're about to get some calls."
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  • (audience chattering)
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  • Come on, tell her, I'm positioning myself.
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  • Tell her, "I'm positioning myself."
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  • (audience chattering)
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  • So, what was I billionaire.
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  • But all of this...
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  • Has occurred because, okay, okay,
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  • back it up.
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  • Say something, okay.
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  • (laughing)
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  • No, no, I don't want her to get home and say,
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  • "You just completely dominated tonight.
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  • "You didn't give me an opportunity"--
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  • - I'm gonna say it anyway, but you still go ahead--
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  • - You gonna say it anyway?
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  • - If I want to say it, I'll say it, but I mean,
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  • I don't have anything to say.
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  • - But you won't get home and say--
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  • - If I think about it later I may,
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  • but right now I won't.
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  • - If you think about it later?
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  • - Yeah.
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  • I don't feel like that now, but if I feel like that
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  • later, and I wanna say it, I will.
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  • But I don't feel like that.
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  • - When we get home?
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  • - No, I'm saying, I don't feel like that right now.
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  • But, if I want to say something later,
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  • and you don't allow me, I will tell you.
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  • - You will tell me when we get home?
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  • - Yeah.
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  • - That I didn't let you say anything?
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  • - Yeah, but right now, I don't feel like it.
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  • - But I just paused to let you say something.
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  • - I don't have anything to say.
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  • - Well then you can't say I didn't let you say anything.
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  • - You didn't hear anything I said.
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  • - See, see, see.
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  • That (mumbles) stuff right there,
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  • we can't have that this year.
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  • - You didn't hear what I said.
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  • - No, I'm just sayin' we can't have it.
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  • - You didn't hear what I said.
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  • - I heard what you said.
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  • - No, you didn't.
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  • - This is a great object lesson.
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  • - [DeeDee] It is, it's very good.
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  • - I'm not tryin' to fuss!
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  • - I'm not fussin'.
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  • (laughing)
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  • I'm not fussin', I'm not fussin' at all.
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  • My fussin' days are over.
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  • - Fussin' days are over!
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  • When are you gonna decide that?
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  • When will you just decide that?
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  • - It's too much time--
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  • - When will you just decide that?
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  • That one right there.
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  • Our fussin' days are over.
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  • When are you gonna decide that?
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  • Just that.
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  • If we can get one thing like that this year,
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  • man, we've grown.
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  • (cheering)
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  • All right, look at that person you're here with,
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  • say, "That's that one thing we gonna stop.
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  • "We definitely gonna stop that.
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  • "We gonna stop," say, "Our fussin' days," tell her.
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  • "Our fussin' days"--
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  • - [DeeDee] Are over.
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  • - You ain't gonna ever hear me cuss you out again.
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  • That don't mean you ain't gonna cuss out.
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  • That's just, she ain't gonna hear you.
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  • - I really think this is good though.
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  • I do, I think it is--
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  • - First of all, that's where you're wrong.
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  • - Well I know this is good.
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  • - Okay, that's right.
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  • - Well, I mean--
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  • - Don't even think about this one.
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  • You don't even have to think about this one.
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  • You can know this one is good.
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  • I know this is about the spirit of God.
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  • - Well won't you say what I should say?
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  • - I know.
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  • She should say, she meant to say,
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  • she knows it's a good meeting.
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  • Now tell 'em am I right or wrong?
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  • - You're right.
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  • - I know I'm right.
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  • (laughing)
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  • - What else I wanted to say?
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  • (bell dinging)
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  • No but let me go back to my point.
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  • - And then hurry up 'cause I wanted--
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  • - Oh no I gotta hurry up, you've been talkin' all this time.
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  • See, that's why I just sit here.
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  • No, but really, I really believe that you all have
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  • been challenged tonight.
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  • You've been challenged in your faith.
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  • You've been challenged in your relationship.
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  • It's like while he was sharing,
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  • I saw like the slack being taken out of your relationships.
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  • Like, you've allowed so much slack in the rope,
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  • if you will, where you have allowed so much stuff
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  • to go on that have, you know, gotten you to the place
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  • where you are now and you're really tired of it.
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  • It's like, okay, enough is enough.
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  • And I really believe like the slack was taken out tonight.
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  • You know I can't say that for every relationship,
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  • I would love to say that, you know, prophetically for
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  • every relationship, but I cannot say it.
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  • - Just to remind, stir up, by reminding.
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  • No, really, I mean, about, that's what happens.
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  • When you're reminded properly, about some things
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  • that you already know you should be doing,
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  • the slack is pulled out of that rope.
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  • Kenneth Hagin used to say years ago,
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  • can't do anything about birds (mumbles)
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  • flyin' over your head.
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  • Can't do a think about birds flying over your head.
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  • But you certainly aren't gonna let it just land
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  • and build a nest on your head.
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  • And in other words, things are gonna go on
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  • in your relationship.
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  • Some of the same challenges that used to get on my nerves.
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  • I made a decision.
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  • DeeDee is never ever gonna get on my nerves again.
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  • And it's not that she stopped doing some of the same
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  • things that used to get on my nerve,
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  • I'm takin' a different approach.
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  • My response is my responsibility.
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  • It doesn't say that she's made any changes.
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  • Let me make the changes.
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  • Let her continue to do whatever she wants to do.
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  • As a matter of fact, I heard this years ago,
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  • Creflo Dollar said, "What she does is none of my business.
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  • "My business is what I do in response."
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  • - Yes, but that sounds so easy.
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  • - It is.
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  • - It sounds so easy--
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  • - It's just like going to the gym.
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  • - Oh, well.
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  • Like I said, that sounds so easy.
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  • - I made going to the gym so hard,
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  • in the past, I've been in the gym every day this week.
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  • I have, and it's just a matter of saying,
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  • you know what?
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  • I gotta get my big ol' fat butt up and go and get on
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  • that doggone treadmill.
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  • I can't stand it, but I just gotta do it.
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  • And the more I do it the easier it has become.
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  • She'll tell ya, every single day.
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  • Draggin' my big ol' fat butt.
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  • You know after you get on the scale,
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  • you look that's fat.
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  • You look in the mirror like, uh,
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  • and I'm 56 years old, everything droppin'.
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  • What inspired me when my grandkids came in my room,
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  • I was tryin' to rush and get my shirt on,
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  • and Dakota looked at me said, "Ooh, G, men ain't
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  • "supposed to have boobies."
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  • (laughing)
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  • But it gets easier as you do it.
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  • Now there are some founding, there's some foundational
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  • principles here in this ministry, Jermaine, to the vision.
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  • And our emphasis is faith, family,
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  • and finances through fellowship.
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  • And I want to remind you of your faith.
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  • I want to remind you of your abounding, amazing faith.
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  • Faith that has the ability to raise the dead,
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  • to speak to mountains, to open blind eyes,
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  • to heal withered hands, oh come on.
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  • That heal diseases, your faith, come on throw your
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  • arm around your lady and say, "Our faith."
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  • - [DeeDee And Audience] Our faith.
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  • - One can chase a thousand.
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  • Two can put 10.000 to flight.
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  • There's nothing impossible when people are in
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  • agreement, come on look at her and say,
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  • "Our faith."
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  • - [DeeDee And Audience] Our faith.
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  • - Hebrews 2, if you wouldn't mind hugging her.
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  • Or, just sitting close to her.
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  • Verse number one, can I just remind you of that?
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  • Because this ministry has a responsibility.
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  • Now, when the news anchor woman asked me this question
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  • about my contribution to our community,
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  • there's also a contribution that you have to the
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  • community of the body of Christ.
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  • And the representation that comes from your house
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  • into your community, in reflection or of representation
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  • of the kingdom of God.
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  • You gotta hold dearly man.
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  • You gotta hold responsibly.
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  • There is a representation that God needs to come from
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  • your house into the community.
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  • And quite frankly there have been some deficit.
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  • There have been some deficits that have come from
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  • your address, that has not pitched in all that you can
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  • pitch in, to the total, the sum total
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  • of what we're supposed to be representing.
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  • It's not enough for DeeDee and I to be doing our part.
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  • And then many others just half heartedly doing your part.
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  • It is your responsibility to bring your part up.
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  • Have you ever had to carry a table,
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  • or a bench or some weights somewhere?
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  • And you equally got on one end of the table,
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  • and one kept dropping their end?
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  • And one would just let their end down
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  • while the other two were holding up their end,
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  • moving the table?
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  • The frustration gets to the point where you almost
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  • want to just say, hey okay, don't worry about it.
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  • Let the two of us just take the table and move it.
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  • Because it appears that we're putting more in
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  • to moving this table to another place than you are
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  • interested in doing so.
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  • So it is in the church of the Lord Jesus Christ.
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  • There's some who are fired up and passionate about
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  • upholding their part of the weight and making the
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  • representation of Christ shine before men.
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  • Glory to God, are you hearing what I'm saying to you?
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  • You can't be one of the ones that's haphazardly
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  • carrying your load.
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  • If all of us would equally pitch in,
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  • and not become weary and well doing,
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  • it is through our body and abounding faith
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  • that we have the ability to carry our relationship
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  • to the next place.
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  • We can't quit, the Bible says don't become weary
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  • and well doing, I know a woman can--
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  • - [DeeDee] What, what, what?
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  • - We all know, that...
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  • How hard you can be sometimes.
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  • Pastor (mumbles) come up to our house many times crying.
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  • But hold fast.
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  • You can do it!
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  • All things are possible.
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  • I'm very serious about what your part
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  • gonna be like this year.
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  • Are you gonna just, throw in the same
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  • little mediocre--
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  • - Mediocre.
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  • Mediocre.
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  • - The word she said.
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  • Are you really gonna pick your part of this
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  • responsibility up?
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  • This particular vineyard has a representation.
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  • DeeDee and I were in Cambridge last night.
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  • Bishop Alfred and Susie Owens asked us to come
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  • to speak to their married couple.
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  • And the introduction that they presented
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  • was almost, it was astonishing to me to hear Bishop
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  • say some of the things he mentioned.
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  • You don't know how people really feel about
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  • your contribution until you know they just take
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  • the liberty to give you what their impression happens
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  • to be, I never knew that his impression was so high.
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  • And he began to just expound on some things
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  • that he observed.
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  • He says he, faithfully,
  • 00:16:18.190 --> 00:16:20.160
  • he faithfully followed DeeDee and I on Instagram
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  • and he is a fan, and he watches everything that
  • 00:16:28.140 --> 00:16:32.030
  • comes out from us.
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  • And he saw what we did in Dubai and I mean,
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  • he went on and on and on.
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  • Ladies and gentleman, this ministry has a representation
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  • for our faith.
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  • It has a representation for our family.
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  • There's an impression.
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  • Every last one of you who are connected to DeeDee
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  • and I, and whatever church or man or woman you're connected
  • 00:16:53.290 --> 00:16:58.000
  • to you have a representation.
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  • Even if we're not gonna break this down,
  • 00:17:00.200 --> 00:17:04.000
  • but across the board as the body of Christ.
  • 00:17:08.250 --> 00:17:11.170
  • God's intent was to be able to take Nicole, your marriage,
  • 00:17:11.170 --> 00:17:15.220
  • and lift it up in his hand and show the world what
  • 00:17:17.050 --> 00:17:20.210
  • he intended for the relationship of Christ in the church.
  • 00:17:20.210 --> 00:17:24.260
  • To look like, we're to convey Christ in the church!
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  • How much of this are you gonna grab hold to?
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  • To move to another place this year and I don't care
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  • if you just can't, just take little steps at a time,
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  • as long as you are just committed to having a hold
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  • on your end of this responsibility.
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  • And moving it to the very next place.
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  • Every opportunity you have, Stacy, to hold on to my part!
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  • My part, my part!
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  • You have a part in this!
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  • You can't let DeeDee and I just carry the weight.
  • 00:18:10.050 --> 00:18:12.280
  • Pastor Dewayne and I carry the weight.
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  • Pastor Vance, and I to carry the weight.
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  • Pastor Militant and I, you cannot just wait.
  • 00:18:18.180 --> 00:18:22.080
  • For us to carry our part.
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  • You gotta pick up your part.
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  • And maybe your part isn't as visible before men
  • 00:18:29.210 --> 00:18:34.080
  • as our part, but I can tell you one thing,
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  • there's someone who sees all, and he knows all.
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  • Can you hear what I'm saying to you?
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  • You have to be determined.
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  • Hebrews 2:1.
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  • Therefore, we must give the more earnest heed,
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  • come on somebody.
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  • To the things we have heard.
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  • Lest we drift away.
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  • Turn to your neighbor say, "We are not drifters."
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  • - [DeeDee And Audience] We are not drifters.
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  • - For the words spoken through angels
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  • proves steadfast and every transgression
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  • and disobedience, receive a just reward.
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  • How shall we escape if we neglect?
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  • So great is salvation.
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  • Which at first began to be spoken by the Lord
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  • and was confirmed to us by those who heard him.
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  • Watch this.
  • 00:19:45.110 --> 00:19:46.080
  • God also bearing witness both with signs and wonders,
  • 00:19:47.230 --> 00:19:51.240
  • and various miracles, and gifts of the holy spirit
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  • according to his own will.
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  • For he has not put the world to come of which we speak
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  • and subjection to angels.
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  • Watch this.
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  • But one testified in a certain place saying,
  • 00:20:14.000 --> 00:20:17.010
  • "What is man?"
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  • Hmm, that you are mindful of him.
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  • Come on, somebody.
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  • Or the son of man.
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  • That you take care of him.
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  • You have made him a little Lord in angels.
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  • You have crowned him with glory and honor.
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  • Who, turned to your neighbor, say, "He wants to show
  • 00:20:38.020 --> 00:20:40.250
  • "us off to the world."
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  • Come on turn to your husband say, "He wants to show
  • 00:20:44.010 --> 00:20:46.180
  • "us off baby to the world."
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  • And set him over the works of your hands.
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  • Glory to God.
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  • You have poured all things in subjection
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  • under his feet and you mean to tell me you can't stop
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  • arguing this year?
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  • He's put everything under your authority.
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  • Act like it.
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  • Use your faith.
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  • Remind each other, faith has four functioning components.
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  • Believing, receiving, speaking and acting.
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  • Believing, receiving, speaking and acting.
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  • Believing, receiving, speaking and acting, come on!
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  • Believing, receiving.
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  • - [DeeDee And Audience] Speaking and acting.
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  • - Four functioning components.
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  • We believe, we are better this year than ever.
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  • We receive that.
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  • That's then what we speak.
  • 00:22:01.140 --> 00:22:04.000
  • And then we begin to act, remember your faith!
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  • You're abiding and abounding faith.
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  • We've come this far, by faith.
  • 00:22:15.180 --> 00:22:18.030
  • (audience murmuring)
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  • Truth be told, you didn't even think you were even
  • 00:22:24.120 --> 00:22:28.270
  • gonna get this far.
  • 00:22:28.270 --> 00:22:31.050
  • But you're here now.
  • 00:22:31.050 --> 00:22:32.240
  • If the devil was gonna kill you,
  • 00:22:35.030 --> 00:22:37.220
  • and destroy you, he should have done it already.
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  • But somebody shout but!
  • 00:22:41.180 --> 00:22:43.160
  • Punch your neighbor say, "That's a big but, too, baby."
  • 00:22:46.060 --> 00:22:49.020
  • (audience murmuring)
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  • But we've made it.
  • 00:22:59.170 --> 00:23:01.040
  • But we've made it.
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  • Can I get you to see Hebrews 4 before we quit?
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  • Look at verse number one.
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  • I know, I'm gonna quit.
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  • They're not gonna run me, did ya'll get those four?
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  • Hebrews 4:1.
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  • Therefore, since a promise remained of us entering his rest.
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  • Ah, I decree, and declare and speak over your life rest.
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  • Rest, shalom.
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  • Will you receive that?
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  • Watch this, let us reverence, lest any of you seen
  • 00:23:57.290 --> 00:24:02.060
  • to have come short.
  • 00:24:05.100 --> 00:24:06.250
  • You ever felt like you've come short in your marriage?
  • 00:24:06.250 --> 00:24:10.000
  • You've seemed to come short.
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  • For indeed, say, "Indeed."
  • 00:24:11.240 --> 00:24:14.050
  • - [Audience] Indeed.
  • 00:24:14.050 --> 00:24:15.040
  • - The gospel was preached to us
  • 00:24:15.040 --> 00:24:17.070
  • as well as to them, but watch this.
  • 00:24:17.070 --> 00:24:20.040
  • But the word was they heard that not profit them,
  • 00:24:21.200 --> 00:24:25.220
  • not being mixed with faith in those who heard it.
  • 00:24:27.050 --> 00:24:31.080
  • What is this faith?
  • 00:24:32.220 --> 00:24:33.280
  • That faith is believing, it's receiving,
  • 00:24:33.280 --> 00:24:38.020
  • it's speaking, and it's acting.
  • 00:24:38.020 --> 00:24:40.190
  • You may have come in here one way
  • 00:24:42.240 --> 00:24:45.130
  • and things may have been rocky, but we're leaving
  • 00:24:45.130 --> 00:24:48.110
  • out believing, receiving, speaking and acting.
  • 00:24:48.110 --> 00:24:52.060
  • There will be some temptation to put your mouth on what's
  • 00:24:54.170 --> 00:24:58.000
  • going on, but put your mouth on what you want on.
  • 00:24:58.000 --> 00:25:02.040
  • Faith, what about your faith?
  • 00:25:05.230 --> 00:25:08.040
  • Remember your faith.
  • 00:25:08.040 --> 00:25:09.240
  • (audience chattering)
  • 00:25:11.030 --> 00:25:14.080
  • Unless DeeDee has something to close us out with--
  • 00:25:20.030 --> 00:25:22.230
  • - Nope.
  • 00:25:22.230 --> 00:25:23.180
  • - Let's consider ourself blessed.
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  • Come on receive the word tonight.
  • 00:25:28.190 --> 00:25:30.200
  • Come on receive the word tonight.
  • 00:25:30.200 --> 00:25:33.100
  • Come on receive the word tonight.
  • 00:25:34.150 --> 00:25:37.020
  • Come on, come on, come on, receive the word tonight.
  • 00:25:38.190 --> 00:25:43.040
  • Grab your wife by the hand, let her know,
  • 00:25:43.040 --> 00:25:45.170
  • we received that word, speak to your wife.
  • 00:25:45.170 --> 00:25:48.230
  • Tell her, "I receive that word."
  • 00:25:48.230 --> 00:25:51.000
  • Tell her, "I receive that word."
  • 00:25:51.000 --> 00:25:51.010
  • Give her comfort, give her security tonight.
  • 00:25:52.010 --> 00:25:55.020
  • Let her know, don't sit there and try to be hard again!
  • 00:25:55.020 --> 00:25:59.070
  • Let her know you received the word tonight.
  • 00:26:00.190 --> 00:26:03.140
  • Let her know you received the word tonight.
  • 00:26:03.140 --> 00:26:03.150
  • She needs that comfort.
  • 00:26:04.010 --> 00:26:05.120
  • She needs that security.
  • 00:26:06.170 --> 00:26:08.240
  • She needs you, big daddy.
  • 00:26:08.240 --> 00:26:11.210
  • You're the one she selected.
  • 00:26:11.210 --> 00:26:13.260
  • Yeah, you're the knight in shining armor.
  • 00:26:13.260 --> 00:26:16.170
  • You're still the one.
  • 00:26:16.170 --> 00:26:18.090
  • Come on!
  • 00:26:20.030 --> 00:26:20.280
  • (audience chattering)
  • 00:26:22.020 --> 00:26:25.070
  • She believes in you, come on ladies,
  • 00:26:26.180 --> 00:26:29.170
  • look at him, say, "I believe in you, big daddy."
  • 00:26:29.170 --> 00:26:32.250
  • - [DeeDee] I believe in you--
  • 00:26:32.250 --> 00:26:34.020
  • - Come on, tell him, "You my dream maker!"
  • 00:26:34.020 --> 00:26:35.210
  • Come on!
  • 00:26:35.210 --> 00:26:36.190
  • Hey hey mister
  • 00:26:36.190 --> 00:26:39.120
  • Where my doll at?
  • 00:26:43.100 --> 00:26:44.080
  • That's Mr. Goodbar, there it is!
  • 00:26:44.080 --> 00:26:46.110
  • Come on, turn to him say, "You're my Mr. Goodbar!
  • 00:26:46.110 --> 00:26:50.040
  • "My chocolate thunder!
  • 00:26:50.040 --> 00:26:52.030
  • "My black coffee."
  • 00:26:52.030 --> 00:26:53.180
  • (audience chattering)
  • 00:26:54.150 --> 00:26:57.200
  • Well let's give the Lord a shout!
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  • (cheering) (applause)
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