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Hold Fast to Your Faith

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September 1, 2016
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Living by Faith with Mike & DeeDee Freeman

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Hold Fast to Your Faith

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  • (dramatic music)
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  • - I am prepared to handle the fight.
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  • I am winning the fight.
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  • I am in for the long haul.
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  • I don't give a care how long it takes, I win.
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  • She said "It is your faith that have guided us."
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  • And I'm saying "You sure got that right."
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  • People should see your faith.
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  • Don't tell me you got faith and nobody can see it.
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  • Don't tell me you believe in God and can't nobody see it!
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  • Don't tell me you're walking by faith and nobody see it!
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  • Today, on Living by Faith...
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  • And I need all of us on the same page
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  • as it relates to our Man of God
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  • saying the same thing
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  • and that we win.
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  • Oh no.
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  • Every time somebody come to you
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  • and try to tell you something.
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  • You should say "Have you talked to Dr. Dee dee?
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  • "No, we win."
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  • I'm saying it because he's my Pastor.
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  • Everything he has ever
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  • spoken has come to.
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  • - [Audience] Pass.
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  • I've seen too much.
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  • I've seen too much.
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  • Man, I know too much.
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  • I be in the hospital.
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  • I done wrote a song in the hospital.
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  • Didn't I write a song, didn't I write a song?
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  • I sent it Tim Brelyn friend,
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  • like you wanna be in the family
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  • you gonna have to fix this up.
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  • (audience laughs)
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  • You gonna hear too.
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  • But I know too much.
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  • I go in there, everybody say "Hi, hi."
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  • Doctor said "We have never seen anybody like you.
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  • "Your family, everybody comes in there so nice.
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  • "They smile and treat you good.
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  • "It's just, you have a good community."
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  • You know that's how it is.
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  • Who you got hanging around you?
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  • Do you have any people that know how to walk by faith?
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  • They really live by faith.
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  • That you could call on
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  • to say "Hey look, I need you to believe God with me."
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  • You don't wait til you get into a battle
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  • to then try to identify who those are around you
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  • that can stand with you.
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  • You don't wait til you get in the midst of a battle
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  • and then try to learn how to fight.
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  • You bout to get your butt kicked
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  • Come on Genesis 12.
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  • You know because I was reading this
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  • and I was wondering.
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  • How did Abraham
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  • learn about faith?
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  • How did Abraham learn faith?
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  • There weren't any CD's or.
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  • Oh not CD's 8 track.
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  • Were there 8 tracks back then?
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  • What was it before that?
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  • Y'all anybody older than 8 track you know?
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  • The real to real.
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  • Wasn't any real to reals.
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  • You know, it wasn't any SOFBI.
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  • It wasn't any churches.
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  • Wasn't any books on faith.
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  • The tour wasn't out.
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  • The 10 commandments hadn't come.
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  • So there was no law.
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  • Where did Abraham receive faith?
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  • How did he learn how to be faithful?
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  • And I was reading this.
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  • Let's look at this.
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  • Genesis 12:1.
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  • It says, "Now the Lord
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  • "has said to Abraham."
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  • "Now the Lord
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  • "has said to Abraham."
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  • This is how Abraham received faith.
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  • God ministered to him personally.
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  • God didn't send Pastor Mike or any other Pastors
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  • that you're familiar with to give him a word to learn faith.
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  • But God says "Now the Lord has said to Abraham,
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  • "get out of your country from your family
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  • "and from your fathers house
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  • "to a land that I will show you."
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  • Wait a minute.
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  • God gives him a set of instructions.
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  • And tell him, "Leave your family.
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  • "Go into a country that you don't even know.
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  • "Just go."
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  • Some of y'all have reduced Abraham
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  • like you have reduced Jesus.
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  • To thinking that, or maybe not reduce.
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  • Maybe made bigger than
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  • or more than.
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  • You think Abraham didn't go through stuff
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  • like you go through.
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  • "Oh Abraham didn't have any family.
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  • "Abraham didn't feel what I would feel
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  • "if God told me to go."
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  • Abraham had family!
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  • What about his mom and them?
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  • I don't know if his mom was living.
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  • He's 75.
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  • Abraham felt just like you feel.
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  • When God give you a set of instructions
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  • that you are not even familiar with.
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  • He had to deal with the same type of emotions.
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  • But let's go on.
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  • "I will make you a great nation.
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  • "I will bless you and make your name great.
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  • "And you shall be a blessing.
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  • "I will bless those who bless you.
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  • "I will curse him who curses you.
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  • "And in you,
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  • "all the families of the earth
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  • "shall be blessed."
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  • Say that's me, that's me, that's me, that's me.
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  • Okay, right here, right here.
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  • So Abraham departed!
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  • Wait, verse one said, "And God said."
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  • The Lord said.
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  • Verse four says, "So Abraham departed."
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  • That's faith.
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  • You hear and you do.
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  • You hear and you do.
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  • You hear and you do.
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  • You don't have to figure it all out.
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  • I don't have to know how God is gonna do what he's gonna do!
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  • But because I believe, because I trust God,
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  • because I know that God is my provider,
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  • he's my protector, and then he will promote me!
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  • I will do exactly what he tells me to do.
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  • I don't care how unfamiliar it looks to you.
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  • I don't care how you feel.
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  • Faith isn't motivated by fear or feelings.
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  • I will tell you, they will try to visit you.
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  • They ain't even gonna try, they gonna visit you.
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  • Fear and feelings gonna be right here.
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  • (hums)
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  • Like a drip of water.
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  • But guess what?
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  • We got the power of the Holy Ghost
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  • on the inside of us.
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  • That we can cast down every thought
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  • and every imagination that exalts itself
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  • against the knowledge of God.
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  • But if you don't know what God has told you,
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  • you gonna have to deal with it.
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  • What did God tell you?
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  • What did God tell you?
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  • What has he promised you?
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  • Regardless of how it looks.
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  • When everything around you
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  • looks like it's not coming to pass.
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  • When everybody around you seems
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  • to have turned their backs on you.
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  • When it looks like it's about to wither up and die.
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  • What did God promise you?
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  • Don't try to read through what I'm saying to you
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  • to apply to Pastor Mike.
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  • This is for you.
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  • I heard that by the Holy Ghost.
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  • Cause some of y'all saying "Oh you see that's it."
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  • No, this ain't about Pastor Mike.
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  • I got this.
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  • I...
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  • I look at Pastor Wayne and Lisa
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  • cause they right there with me.
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  • Boy they be there Darnice.
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  • And I tell her "I got this."
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  • I am so pumped.
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  • It's like you can be pissed and pumped at the same time.
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  • Two P's.
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  • I ain't Dee dee no more I'm Pee pee.
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  • (audience laughs)
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  • Pastor Mike's Spirit done got on me.
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  • Come on, where are we.
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  • What verse were we?
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  • Four, so Abraham departed.
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  • If you not gonna do it,
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  • that ain't faith.
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  • Y'all know.
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  • Faith without works is what?
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  • (audience responds)
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  • - So don't tell me you have faith
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  • and you not gonna do it.
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  • Don't tell me you trust God and believe God
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  • and you not gonna put any actions with what you believe.
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  • Don't tell me you believe God, and you trust God,
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  • and you have faith in God's word.
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  • And you gonna worry, and you gonna go through like that.
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  • Come on let's go.
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  • Let's go to five.
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  • I think I wanna go to five.
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  • "Then Abraham took Sarai his wife and Lot,
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  • "his brother's son and all their possessions
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  • "that they had gathered.
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  • "And the people whom they had acquired in Harran
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  • "and they departed to go to the land of Canaan."
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  • So they came to the land of Canaan.
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  • "Abraham passed through the land to the place of Shechum.
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  • "As far as the Tarapith" or whatever.
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  • Y'all know "Tree of Moreh.
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  • "And the Canaanite's were there in the land.
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  • "Then the Lord appeared to Abram, Abram,
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  • "and said to your descendents,
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  • "'I will give this land.'
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  • "And there he built an altar to the Lord
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  • "who had appeared to him."
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  • I like that.
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  • I like that.
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  • You know what he did?
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  • He memorialized what God said to him.
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  • He put it in his heart.
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  • He built an altar in the natural.
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  • But now we don't have to build an altar.
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  • Because we got the altar right here.
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  • Now when God speaks to us,
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  • we have to know that we need to memorialize
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  • what God said to us.
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  • So we can go back and revisit those things
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  • to remind ourselves of what the Lord had said to us.
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  • Because the Lord is not a man that he should lie.
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  • If he said it to you, he's gonna make it good.
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  • But if you don't believe it,
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  • ain't no need to hear Him talking to you no way.
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  • He talking to you but why?
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  • Mmm hmm, come on come on.
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  • Say I'm a memorialize that word.
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  • - [Audience] I'm a memorialize that word.
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  • - Whatever God tells me.
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  • "And he moved from there to the mountains
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  • "east of Bethel.
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  • "And he pitched his tent with Bethel
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  • "on the west of AI,
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  • "on the east there he built an altar again.
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  • "And the Lord called on the name."
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  • What?
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  • "The altar to the Lord
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  • "and called on the name of the Lord."
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  • So Abram journeyed, going on still towards the south.
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  • Where did he go?
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  • Listen, now there was a famine in the land.
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  • Say Abram was on a journey.
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  • - [Audience] Abram was on a journey.
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  • - [Dee dee] "And Abram went down to hell."
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  • Oh, oh, can I say hell?
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  • Abram was about to go through hell.
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  • Abram was about to go through hell.
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  • "To dwell there."
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  • And he was gonna stay there.
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  • Say nothing wrong with going through hell
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  • just don't stop.
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  • Now there was a.
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  • Okay, okay.
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  • Come on, come on, come on, 11.
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  • "And it came to pass,
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  • "when he was close to entering in Egypt,
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  • "that he said to Sarai his wife.
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  • "Indeed I know that you are a woman
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  • "of beautiful countenance."
  • 00:14:47.220 --> 00:14:50.050
  • So Sarai had to be about what?
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  • How far back was she from Abram?
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  • He was 75, she was close to it.
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  • Cause she was like 85 or so,
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  • 75 when she had the baby wasn't she?
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  • I don't know, y'all do the math.
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  • I know he was 100.
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  • She was up there.
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  • She had to be five.
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  • I'm telling y'all, y'all can get old if y'all want to.
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  • I ain't getting old for my man.
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  • I'm telling you, when I get 75 I want him to be afraid
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  • that some man gonna come and pick up, you know.
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  • Step to me.
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  • Like "Hey girl what's your name?"
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  • Mmm hmm, that's what I want.
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  • "Therefore it will happen,
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  • "when the Egyptians see you that they will say
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  • "this is his wife, and they will kill me,
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  • "but they will let you live."
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  • She got to be bad.
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  • I wonder if she had to use some products.
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  • If she going through the change of life like.
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  • Okay, okay, okay.
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  • It's not a woman's meeting.
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  • It's not a woman's meeting.
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  • "Please say you are my sister."
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  • Which she really was his half sister.
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  • But he was lying, you know he was lying.
  • 00:16:04.060 --> 00:16:06.200
  • "That it may be well with me for your sake
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  • "and that I may live because of you.
  • 00:16:11.130 --> 00:16:15.050
  • "So it was, when Abram came into Egypt,
  • 00:16:16.050 --> 00:16:20.020
  • "that the Egyptians saw the woman,
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  • "that she was very beautiful.
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  • "The princess of Pharaoh also saw her
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  • "and commended her to Pharaoh."
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  • How many men do we have in here?
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  • Come on, if you're a man raise your hand.
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  • I shouldn't have to go through all that.
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  • We ain't gotta do no tests in here do we?
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  • Put your hands down, you passed.
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  • If a man sitting next to you didn't raise his hand
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  • tell him Pastor Wayne will check him out in the back later.
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  • Can you imagine,
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  • your wife being taken from you?
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  • Being given to another man.
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  • The most powerful man in the nation.
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  • And there's nothing you can do about it.
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  • Come on in natural I need you to think.
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  • Come on, just go there with me for a minute.
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  • Can you imagine another man having your woman?
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  • Touching her, feeling her, having sex with her.
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  • Can you imagine that for a moment?
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  • Don't you know Abram had the same feelings
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  • that you felt.
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  • Abram could've dealt with the same thing.
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  • Abram could've tripped out.
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  • But you know what?
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  • Abram stayed right there.
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  • Most of us would of high tailed it back home.
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  • We would've been thinking like
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  • "Oh, yeah my mother told me I shouldn't of left.
  • 00:18:08.210 --> 00:18:11.190
  • "My mother told me I shouldn't of went
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  • "when I thought that was God's voice speaking to me.
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  • "You know you're crazy.
  • 00:18:17.260 --> 00:18:19.070
  • "You're a fool.
  • 00:18:19.070 --> 00:18:20.180
  • "Why did you do this?
  • 00:18:21.010 --> 00:18:22.200
  • "Now you brought your woman out here for another man to take
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  • "and there's nothing you can do about it."
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  • Abram didn't move at all.
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  • He remained in the same place of faith.
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  • Believing and trusting God.
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  • Because God found him faithful.
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  • The Bible says that God found him faithful.
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  • God knew that he would live by faith
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  • and raise his family in faith.
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  • And you know what happened?
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  • You know the end of the story.
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  • Some of you don't.
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  • God begin to speak to Pharaoh.
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  • Say speak Lord, speak Lord.
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  • - [Audience] Speak Lord, speak Lord.
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  • - I told y'all Abram was about to go through hell.
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  • But God begin to speak to Pharaoh.
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  • Next morning got up and said
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  • "Why didn't you tell me this was your wife?!"
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  • And he turned her back over.
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  • The Bible says he didn't touch her, nothing.
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  • And the point that I'm wanting to get to about that.
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  • Some of y'all worry for so much dumb stuff
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  • that don't even come to pass.
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  • You waste so much time sitting around thinking about
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  • "Okay, what if this and what if that?
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  • "And who, what's gonna happen?"
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  • The same thing happened to my mother.
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  • They told my mother she had some heart,
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  • enlarged heart.
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  • So you know, be careful, don't do this, don't do that.
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  • So my mother would think "Well I can't walk
  • 00:20:12.050 --> 00:20:13.280
  • "up the steps cause I got an enlarged heart.
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  • "No, I'm not gonna walk around the mall,
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  • "I'll just walk a little bit then I'll sit down.
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  • "I can't walk too much."
  • 00:20:20.110 --> 00:20:21.290
  • Not because she didn't feel like she always could.
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  • But because of what she has been told.
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  • We just found my mother a new doctor
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  • not even a year ago.
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  • She goes back, she has all of these tests
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  • and the doctor say "You don't have an enlarged heart,
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  • "you got a heart like a teenager."
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  • Wasted dog gone time!
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  • Worrying and complaining and murmuring,
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  • thinking about all of the stuff that could happen!
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  • I'm telling y'all.
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  • You better trust God
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  • like you have never trusted him before.
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  • All of those scriptures you've been quoting.
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  • All of those scriptures you've been learning.
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  • You better lean in and begin to meditate on em
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  • and begin to make em a daily practice of your life.
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  • Church is not something that we do.
  • 00:21:22.060 --> 00:21:24.130
  • Church is who we are.
  • 00:21:24.130 --> 00:21:27.000
  • So I wanted to come in here
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  • and charge your faith up.
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  • To get you stirred back up.
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  • To get you pumped up and believing that
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  • our God reigns.
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  • Our God rules.
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  • You're gonna have to believe God.
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  • You're gonna have to trust God.
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  • We are Abraham's seed you know.
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  • We're being called alongside of Abraham.
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  • And Abraham believed.
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  • There is so much more I could share.
  • 00:22:03.030 --> 00:22:04.180
  • I'm not even gonna keep going.
  • 00:22:04.180 --> 00:22:06.170
  • Cause you should go over there and read Genesis 13.
  • 00:22:07.160 --> 00:22:10.260
  • Cause the journey began.
  • 00:22:10.260 --> 00:22:12.210
  • But now ain't the time.
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  • We've been hearing about people that.
  • 00:22:20.260 --> 00:22:22.240
  • You know people hear all kind of stuff
  • 00:22:22.240 --> 00:22:24.080
  • and I warn.
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  • I don't know the Sunday crew that come on Sunday's.
  • 00:22:25.200 --> 00:22:29.050
  • When we started talking about hearing from God.
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  • I warned them.
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  • Because I know when God starts talking.
  • 00:22:34.290 --> 00:22:37.270
  • Again, you know who else talks?
  • 00:22:37.270 --> 00:22:40.290
  • And people they say "Oh God said."
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  • You better know it's God.
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  • God ministered to Abram.
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  • And he didn't even have no CD's to go home an replay it.
  • 00:22:57.020 --> 00:23:00.080
  • He had to hide it in his heart.
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  • And he believed God.
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  • He knew God would keep His word.
  • 00:23:05.230 --> 00:23:08.060
  • He knew God would do exactly what he said he would do.
  • 00:23:08.200 --> 00:23:12.080
  • And the good thing about that,
  • 00:23:12.130 --> 00:23:13.270
  • after he went through that little thing with Pharaoh.
  • 00:23:13.270 --> 00:23:16.020
  • Guess what, Pharaoh hooked him up.
  • 00:23:16.020 --> 00:23:18.110
  • Gave him a whole bunch of stuff.
  • 00:23:18.110 --> 00:23:21.000
  • So much stuff that over in 13 when it kept going
  • 00:23:21.120 --> 00:23:24.140
  • they couldn't even stay together.
  • 00:23:24.140 --> 00:23:26.010
  • Him and Lot.
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  • It was like "Little dude we got too much stuff,
  • 00:23:27.090 --> 00:23:29.020
  • "you gonna have to go.
  • 00:23:29.020 --> 00:23:29.260
  • "We got to split up."
  • 00:23:29.260 --> 00:23:31.030
  • And you know what?
  • 00:23:32.130 --> 00:23:33.160
  • You where that stuff came from?
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  • Abram was a tither.
  • 00:23:36.100 --> 00:23:38.030
  • So y'all wanna be with faithful Abraham
  • 00:23:40.220 --> 00:23:43.100
  • but not tithing Abraham.
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  • That's another lesson Pastor Wayne
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  • or somebody will teach y'all.
  • 00:23:49.110 --> 00:23:50.280
  • But God took care of him.
  • 00:23:53.200 --> 00:23:55.190
  • God provided for him.
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  • If God give you an assignment.
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  • God tell you something to do.
  • 00:24:00.100 --> 00:24:02.060
  • You will know sooner or later
  • 00:24:02.060 --> 00:24:04.230
  • whether it was God or not.
  • 00:24:04.230 --> 00:24:07.020
  • Because everybody is gonna be able to tell.
  • 00:24:08.030 --> 00:24:11.060
  • Turn over there to 2 Corinthians 4:13.
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  • Y'all know that scripture right?
  • 00:24:17.080 --> 00:24:18.260
  • Say I'm a man of faith.
  • 00:24:22.110 --> 00:24:23.220
  • - [Audience] I'm a man of faith.
  • 00:24:23.220 --> 00:24:24.280
  • - [ Dee dee] No, say I'm a man of faith.
  • 00:24:24.280 --> 00:24:26.170
  • - [Audience] I'm a man of faith.
  • 00:24:26.170 --> 00:24:28.120
  • - [Dee dee] I know you want to say I'm a woman of faith.
  • 00:24:28.240 --> 00:24:30.160
  • No I'm talking about human, man, all in one.
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  • Come on, y'all read this with me.
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  • - [Audience and Dee dee] Since we had.
  • 00:24:39.000 --> 00:24:41.040
  • - [Dee dee] No, say we had.
  • 00:24:41.040 --> 00:24:42.180
  • - [Audience] We had.
  • 00:24:42.180 --> 00:24:43.110
  • - And since we had
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  • - [Audience and Dee dee] the same Spirit of faith,
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  • according to what is written
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  • I believe and therefore I spoke.
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  • We also believe and therefore speak.
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  • - [Dee dee] Please, let's read it again.
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  • - [Audience and Dee dee] And since we had
  • 00:25:03.020 --> 00:25:05.090
  • the same spirit of faith
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  • according to what is written,
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  • I believe.
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  • - [Dee dee] Say I believe.
  • 00:25:11.280 --> 00:25:12.240
  • - [Audience] I believe.
  • 00:25:12.240 --> 00:25:13.170
  • - No, say I believe.
  • 00:25:13.170 --> 00:25:15.070
  • - [Audience] I believe.
  • 00:25:15.070 --> 00:25:16.220
  • - [Audience and Dee dee] Therefore I spoke.
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  • We also believe and therefore speak.
  • 00:25:19.160 --> 00:25:24.060
  • - [Dee dee] I'm here giving you
  • 00:25:24.060 --> 00:25:25.190
  • some instructions on tonight.
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  • I want you to apply your faith like never before.
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  • Listen, I'm telling you we win.
  • 00:25:33.230 --> 00:25:37.160
  • I don't give a care how it looks.
  • 00:25:38.190 --> 00:25:43.190
  • And I need all of us on the same page
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  • as it relates to our Man of God
  • 00:25:49.060 --> 00:25:52.150
  • saying the same thing
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  • and that we win.
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  • Oh no.
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  • Every time somebody come to you
  • 00:25:58.270 --> 00:26:01.000
  • and try to tell you something.
  • 00:26:01.000 --> 00:26:02.190
  • You should say "Have you talked to Dr. Dee dee?
  • 00:26:02.190 --> 00:26:04.040
  • "No, we win."
  • 00:26:04.040 --> 00:26:05.210
  • We win.
  • 00:26:10.010 --> 00:26:11.070
  • We win!
  • 00:26:12.020 --> 00:26:13.150
  • Look at the person sitting next to you and say we win!
  • 00:26:13.150 --> 00:26:16.070
  • - [Audience] We win.
  • 00:26:16.070 --> 00:26:17.210
  • - [Audience and Dee dee] We having the same spirit of faith.
  • 00:26:19.090 --> 00:26:23.160
  • The same Spirit of faith.
  • 00:26:24.040 --> 00:26:26.160
  • We got a Pastor that has taught us how to believe God.
  • 00:26:27.200 --> 00:26:30.210
  • We have a Pastor that knows how to trust God
  • 00:26:32.000 --> 00:26:34.030
  • and stand on the word of God.
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  • You're sitting here, we never thought
  • 00:26:37.080 --> 00:26:38.240
  • never knew we would even be here.
  • 00:26:38.240 --> 00:26:41.100
  • But he was bold enough, courageous enough.
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  • Stood on the word enough.
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  • He trusted God enough to come here, plant here,
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  • and now guess what, you here.
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  • I think you should give God some praise
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  • for our man of God.
  • 00:26:58.010 --> 00:26:59.190
  • (audience cheers)
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  • Come on somebody!
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  • We bless your name oh God!
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  • We bless your name!
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  • We bless your name!
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  • - I am prepared to handle the fight.
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  • I am winning the fight.
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  • I am in for the long haul.
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  • I don't give a care how long it takes, I win.
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  • or Baltimore Metropolitan areas, we invite you
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