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Marriage Made EZ: Follow Through on Your Investment

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January 29, 2017
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Living by Faith with Mike & DeeDee Freeman

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Marriage Made EZ: Follow Through on Your Investment

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  • Ooh, that was God.
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  • No, that was a guess.
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  • (congregation laughs)
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  • - That's good though.
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  • - Now we reflect on where we are today.
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  • Marriage is being used all over the world.
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  • Our marriage, the same marriage that
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  • literally was in shambles.
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  • Now is being used all over the globe
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  • to glorify God.
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  • Woo!
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  • Today, on Living by Faith...
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  • - Follow through on your investment tonight.
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  • Follow through on your investment tonight.
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  • There a million and one places
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  • we could have been on tonight.
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  • One of the places, maybe that's what it is.
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  • You know, Mayweather, my team is in town.
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  • The fight comes on tonight.
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  • Had it not been for this Marriage Made EZ,
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  • I promise you I would have been over in south east!
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  • I would have been at the DC Armory tonight.
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  • Mayweather's there, I gotta a hook up as such.
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  • I would have been ringside.
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  • But there are some things that I prioritized
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  • in my life that means more than others.
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  • And even if I were not pastoring,
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  • it would be my obligation to be here
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  • so that I could grow this relationship.
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  • I'm responsible for being the head of this household.
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  • That word head, defined Biblically
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  • is the cultivator.
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  • My job is to cultivate.
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  • I'm to keep the ground stimulated
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  • and cultivated so it is capable
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  • of receiving seed like that.
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  • I don't know about some of you,
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  • but I took that basil seed home
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  • that they past out around here.
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  • When, last week, the week before last.
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  • I planted my seed. - [DeeDee] Two weeks ago.
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  • - [Pastor] I've been watering my seed
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  • and I got basil coming up
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  • in my kitchen window sill right now.
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  • Because I took some fertile soil,
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  • I took the seed, I've sown the seed,
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  • and now I got the blade.
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  • The Bible says first the blade,
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  • then the ear, then the full corn in the ear,
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  • and after a while they stick in the sickle
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  • because it's harvest time.
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  • So it is with your relationship.
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  • As men, we're responsible for cultivating the ground
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  • and then sowing seed.
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  • Once we sow seed it won't be but a little while
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  • where you'll see the blade of that seed.
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  • You'll see the kind of stuff that you've been looking for
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  • in a relationship by sowing into your wife.
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  • You are looking at her holding her responsible
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  • for producing, but you have not been cultivating the ground.
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  • How do you expect to get something out of her
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  • when the ground is not conducive for the seed
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  • that you're supposed to sow?
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  • The Bible says first the blade, then the ear,
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  • then the full corn in the ear.
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  • And this is what Mark says,
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  • then you stick in the sickle.
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  • I love sticking in the sickle.
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  • (congregation laughs)
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  • Okay, whatever.
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  • Because it's harvest time.
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  • Any brothers with me,
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  • you love, well you gotta.
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  • First of all you gotta cultivate the ground.
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  • And you trying to stick in the sickle
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  • without cultivating.
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  • (everyone laughs) - [DeeDee] Exactly.
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  • That was good.
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  • And we love to be cultivated.
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  • - Love to be cultivated.
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  • Let's talk about cultivation.
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  • Cultivation is what?
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  • What do you see as cultivate?
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  • How do I cultivate you?
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  • - How you speak with me.
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  • - How I speak to her.
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  • - How much time you spend with me.
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  • - How much time I spend with her cultivating her.
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  • - Time, touch, and talk.
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  • - Time, touch, and talk.
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  • - How much time you spend with me.
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  • How you touch me.
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  • Not just with your hands but with your words.
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  • Your talk.
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  • Touch me in the morning
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  • Then just walk away
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  • - Mmm, come on man.
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  • Listen to me.
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  • There are touches, matter of fact,
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  • that's what 2nd Corinthians
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  • no 1st Corinthians, Paul was talking
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  • addressing the church at Corinth.
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  • He said, "It is not good
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  • "for a man to touch a woman."
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  • Now he wasn't talking about
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  • putting his hand on her.
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  • But he was talking about he was
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  • not excluding everything
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  • that he was intentional about
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  • when he was talking to the church about touching.
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  • Because you don't have to put your hand on a woman,
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  • you can put your words on her.
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  • Turn to your wife and ask her
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  • have I touched you with my words lately?
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  • Oh, now, now.
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  • I just thought about that.
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  • - [DeeDee] Yeah, some of them gonna say
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  • yeah you sure have.
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  • - [Pastor] Touch can go both ways.
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  • - [DeeDee] Yeah, exactly.
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  • Exactly.
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  • - I'm talking about not to kill the ground,
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  • but to cultivate the ground.
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  • Touch, talk, and time. - [DeeDee] And time.
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  • - [Pastor] That we owe you due benevolence.
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  • And affection and sharing with you.
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  • Cultivating.
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  • How 'bout compliments?
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  • Man, your wife doesn't mind your sharing
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  • compliments about somebody else
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  • if you are pouring compliments into her.
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  • The reason why she's retaliating
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  • and she appears to be a hater
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  • is because you telling everybody
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  • else how good they look.
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  • I better move on from that subject.
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  • So you don't want to waste
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  • this investment here tonight.
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  • And it's important that you move into
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  • what you have heard immediately.
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  • The scripture says, "Immediately after the word
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  • "has been sown, Satan comes to do" what?
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  • (congregation responds)
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  • So it is imperative, say that.
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  • - [Everyone] It is imperative.
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  • - That I activate the word.
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  • In other words, whatever we discuss
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  • with you tonight it is important
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  • that you take that word and begin
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  • to act upon it right away.
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  • Look at the person you're here with,
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  • say we gonna act on this word right away.
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  • - Right away.
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  • - If I talk about putting in a sickle,
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  • you gonna activate that word
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  • as soon as you get home.
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  • - The married ones.
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  • - That's married people.
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  • Our focus tonight,
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  • is to really focus on
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  • more application than information.
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  • Because DeeDee and I both have noticed
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  • that there are a lot of people
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  • who have information but it never
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  • moves to application.
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  • As a matter of fact,
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  • am I gonna talk the whole night?
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  • - Mmm hmm.
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  • - I am?
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  • I mean you gonna jump in there with me
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  • from time to time?
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  • - I'll try.
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  • - [Pastor] So jump in there at any time.
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  • - [DeeDee] Okay.
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  • - You feel like it.
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  • - Okay, thank you.
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  • - We've had people come into our office,
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  • and of course we're sitting on one side of the desk,
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  • they're sitting in the other side of the desk.
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  • And all of a sudden DeeDee will look at me
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  • and I will know exactly where she going.
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  • Have you all been together long enough
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  • to recognize what she's saying
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  • by how she looks?
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  • (congregation responds)
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  • She only had to open her mouth, you just know,
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  • oh, oh okay.
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  • That's a good thing.
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  • The Bible says "Dwell with her according to knowledge."
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  • So DeeDee will look at me and I'll say,
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  • "Okay, yeah that's right, that sounds good."
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  • And we'll both get up.
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  • We'll get up and we'll go on the other side of the desk
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  • and tell the people who have come
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  • receiving assistance from us,
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  • we'll tell them to get in our seats
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  • and we'll take their seats.
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  • And we'll ask them.
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  • Okay,
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  • if we were to come in
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  • to see you for the same thing you have
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  • come in to see us for,
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  • what would you tell us?
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  • - Without fail.
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  • - Without fail.
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  • Come on, say something.
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  • Give me a break in between.
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  • - I did, I just told you without fail.
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  • - Without fail what?
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  • - Without fail though, without fail
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  • they know exactly what to do.
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  • So it's not that we don't know.
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  • We just don't do it.
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  • - The scripture says, "Don't just be hearers of this."
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  • - But be doers.
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  • - So you know what to do,
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  • and you're still having challenges?
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  • We have a challenge in the doing department.
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  • Either you are slow.
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  • - Stubborn.
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  • - How many of y'all would say
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  • I just hit your wife's situation right there?
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  • - [DeeDee] Don't raise your hand though.
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  • - One brother lifted his hand.
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  • That's it, that's the problem with her.
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  • - What do you mean by slow?
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  • Slow to respond?
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  • - Boy he in trouble though,
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  • regardless of what he mean.
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  • - He's saying you mean slow to respond.
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  • But really, some of us just stubborn.
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  • Because you know what to do.
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  • Like really, all of you could leave out of
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  • this room tonight and you could go out here
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  • and you can have the best relationship ever
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  • if you were just willing to do what you already know.
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  • If you would just stir up what's already
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  • on the inside of you.
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  • Because we've been doing this now for 22,
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  • how long have we been doing marriage meetings?
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  • Maybe for about 20 years we've been
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  • doing marriage ministry for about 20 years.
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  • We've been having our private and our separate setups
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  • in different hotels or whatever when we first
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  • started in ministry.
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  • And some of you you know exactly what to do.
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  • You could come up here and tell us.
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  • But it's not that you don't know,
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  • again, it's just that you don't do it.
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  • And sometime, I mean I'm not telling you
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  • don't come back to these meetings
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  • because we all still need to hear the word
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  • so we can continue to be motived.
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  • - I love coming.
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  • I love coming in.
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  • - Yeah, so we can continue to be motivated to do.
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  • - Absolutely, absolutely.
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  • Turns up every single time.
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  • - But there's no need of coming
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  • and if you not gonna do.
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  • - Yeah, but keep coming though.
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  • You know really, I mean you never know
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  • when that moment is gone if you're not doing it.
  • 00:11:34.200 --> 00:11:37.170
  • I had a couple come into my office
  • 00:11:37.170 --> 00:11:39.270
  • and remind me to have you
  • 00:11:39.270 --> 00:11:44.210
  • to talk about what you did
  • 00:11:44.210 --> 00:11:48.260
  • the other day when you were cleaning out
  • 00:11:48.260 --> 00:11:50.150
  • the closet and what you found.
  • 00:11:50.150 --> 00:11:52.180
  • - I can't remember, okay I'll remind you.
  • 00:11:54.290 --> 00:11:56.210
  • - Just remind me to do that.
  • 00:11:56.210 --> 00:11:57.270
  • You don't have to.
  • 00:11:57.270 --> 00:11:59.040
  • Just remind me what I just told you.
  • 00:11:59.040 --> 00:12:00.240
  • - Okay.
  • 00:12:00.240 --> 00:12:01.290
  • - Had a couple come to my office.
  • 00:12:03.130 --> 00:12:05.110
  • And they had been coming for some time,
  • 00:12:07.270 --> 00:12:11.130
  • married for some time.
  • 00:12:11.130 --> 00:12:13.060
  • I pray that they are here tonight.
  • 00:12:14.180 --> 00:12:16.140
  • The Lord told me to give the husband some money
  • 00:12:19.250 --> 00:12:23.230
  • so that he could take his wife out.
  • 00:12:23.230 --> 00:12:26.020
  • I said, "The next time I see you,
  • 00:12:27.180 --> 00:12:29.230
  • "we gonna meet again in 45 days.
  • 00:12:29.230 --> 00:12:32.080
  • "I want you to tell me about what you did,
  • 00:12:34.140 --> 00:12:36.210
  • "and how it went, and so forth and so on."
  • 00:12:36.210 --> 00:12:39.230
  • Pastor Johnny came back 45 days later,
  • 00:12:40.280 --> 00:12:43.040
  • somewhere about that.
  • 00:12:43.040 --> 00:12:44.190
  • Guess what?
  • 00:12:45.240 --> 00:12:47.050
  • Hadn't been anywhere.
  • 00:12:47.050 --> 00:12:49.140
  • I financed the meeting.
  • 00:12:52.030 --> 00:12:53.240
  • I gave him money to go out.
  • 00:12:54.250 --> 00:12:56.280
  • He said he did some things with the money.
  • 00:12:58.170 --> 00:13:01.140
  • "I gave my daughter some of the money.
  • 00:13:03.160 --> 00:13:05.170
  • "Pastor I'm sorry about that."
  • 00:13:05.170 --> 00:13:08.020
  • So forth and so on.
  • 00:13:08.020 --> 00:13:09.140
  • And the wife looked at me,
  • 00:13:09.140 --> 00:13:10.290
  • "Didn't I tell you he wasn't gonna take me nowhere?!"
  • 00:13:10.290 --> 00:13:13.010
  • (congregation laughs)
  • 00:13:13.010 --> 00:13:14.160
  • And I said, "Yeah baby you told me.
  • 00:13:14.160 --> 00:13:16.240
  • "And this is what I've been going through for 20 years."
  • 00:13:16.240 --> 00:13:19.270
  • I said, "Well what you gotta understand,
  • 00:13:21.010 --> 00:13:24.180
  • "you obviously like it.
  • 00:13:24.180 --> 00:13:26.070
  • (congregation laughs)
  • 00:13:26.070 --> 00:13:30.200
  • "And if we never met again y'all will be all right.
  • 00:13:30.200 --> 00:13:32.260
  • "If you've been going through this for 20 years
  • 00:13:32.260 --> 00:13:34.260
  • "I'm sure you can get another 20 in like this."
  • 00:13:34.260 --> 00:13:37.250
  • She said, "But I don't wanna do it another 20."
  • 00:13:39.050 --> 00:13:41.130
  • I said, "Well you gonna have to."
  • 00:13:41.130 --> 00:13:43.030
  • She said, "But you gave him."
  • 00:13:43.030 --> 00:13:44.130
  • I told him, "You're gonna have to do
  • 00:13:44.130 --> 00:13:47.080
  • "whatever you gotta do if you don't wanna
  • 00:13:47.080 --> 00:13:49.040
  • "go to the next 20.
  • 00:13:49.040 --> 00:13:50.110
  • "But Pastor, he didn't wanna do it.
  • 00:13:50.110 --> 00:13:52.010
  • "He ain't gonna do anything."
  • 00:13:52.010 --> 00:13:53.160
  • Guess what the Holy Spirit told me to do?
  • 00:13:53.160 --> 00:13:56.030
  • Go in your pocket, give him more money.
  • 00:13:56.030 --> 00:13:59.080
  • Guess what I did?
  • 00:14:00.110 --> 00:14:01.060
  • I went in my pocket.
  • 00:14:01.060 --> 00:14:02.080
  • See, God dog.
  • 00:14:02.080 --> 00:14:03.160
  • Some of y'all give up too soon.
  • 00:14:03.160 --> 00:14:05.190
  • You give up far too soon.
  • 00:14:06.210 --> 00:14:08.010
  • You let episodes in the past dictate
  • 00:14:08.010 --> 00:14:10.260
  • your future to you.
  • 00:14:10.260 --> 00:14:12.160
  • God told me to go in my pocket,
  • 00:14:12.160 --> 00:14:14.040
  • I gave him some more money.
  • 00:14:14.040 --> 00:14:15.220
  • He said, "Pastor please, no man, don't do this."
  • 00:14:15.220 --> 00:14:19.000
  • I said, "No, I believe in you."
  • 00:14:19.000 --> 00:14:21.220
  • He said, "Well how can you believe in me
  • 00:14:22.260 --> 00:14:24.140
  • "after I just messed up your last money?"
  • 00:14:24.140 --> 00:14:27.040
  • I said, "Just because you messed up that last money
  • 00:14:27.040 --> 00:14:29.150
  • "doesn't determine what you're gonna do with this money."
  • 00:14:29.150 --> 00:14:33.030
  • See, if you're not gonna stay in faith
  • 00:14:33.030 --> 00:14:35.240
  • because you've been through so much already.
  • 00:14:35.240 --> 00:14:38.220
  • You know what you've been through
  • 00:14:38.220 --> 00:14:40.060
  • and some of the past stories and episodes
  • 00:14:40.060 --> 00:14:44.000
  • are speaking to you greater than your faith.
  • 00:14:44.000 --> 00:14:47.180
  • It's speaking to you greater than your faith
  • 00:14:47.180 --> 00:14:50.070
  • and now you'll put aside a blessed day in your future.
  • 00:14:50.070 --> 00:14:54.050
  • Well I'm here to stir you up again.
  • 00:14:54.050 --> 00:14:56.180
  • That's why I say, keep coming.
  • 00:14:56.180 --> 00:14:58.130
  • At any moment, good God from Zion.
  • 00:14:58.130 --> 00:15:01.000
  • I said, at any moment revelation
  • 00:15:01.000 --> 00:15:04.040
  • can leap onto her 'cause it's always the lady.
  • 00:15:04.040 --> 00:15:07.210
  • It's always the lady, it's never the man.
  • 00:15:07.210 --> 00:15:10.160
  • Revelation can leap on her.
  • 00:15:10.160 --> 00:15:12.200
  • - Who did you give that money too?
  • 00:15:12.200 --> 00:15:13.220
  • - I gave that money to that man.
  • 00:15:13.220 --> 00:15:14.260
  • - Oh okay.
  • 00:15:14.260 --> 00:15:16.040
  • - But it probably that lady's fault.
  • 00:15:16.040 --> 00:15:17.050
  • (everyone laughs)
  • 00:15:17.050 --> 00:15:20.110
  • But look what we're doing here.
  • 00:15:20.110 --> 00:15:23.150
  • And God is constantly sowing
  • 00:15:23.150 --> 00:15:27.060
  • into your relationship.
  • 00:15:27.060 --> 00:15:29.230
  • I was trying to get him to see God.
  • 00:15:32.190 --> 00:15:34.270
  • God isn't gonna quit on you.
  • 00:15:34.270 --> 00:15:37.070
  • I don't know.
  • 00:15:37.070 --> 00:15:38.180
  • See that past episode could have
  • 00:15:38.180 --> 00:15:40.280
  • dictated to me not to give him anymore money.
  • 00:15:40.280 --> 00:15:44.140
  • But I said "Brother, I'm gonna believe in you,
  • 00:15:44.140 --> 00:15:46.160
  • "we're gonna get this done.
  • 00:15:46.160 --> 00:15:47.260
  • "Why are you doing this pastor?"
  • 00:15:47.260 --> 00:15:49.050
  • He wanted to know.
  • 00:15:49.050 --> 00:15:50.140
  • I said, "Because I believe in you.
  • 00:15:50.140 --> 00:15:52.080
  • "I believe you can do this.
  • 00:15:52.080 --> 00:15:53.230
  • "This is not the life you want.
  • 00:15:53.230 --> 00:15:55.150
  • "This is not the relationship you want."
  • 00:15:55.150 --> 00:15:57.240
  • And I wanna be a part of that team
  • 00:15:57.240 --> 00:16:02.130
  • that stood with you when you come around.
  • 00:16:02.130 --> 00:16:06.020
  • Because you're not gonna have.
  • 00:16:06.020 --> 00:16:08.070
  • Awe man, there are people who are
  • 00:16:08.070 --> 00:16:09.280
  • standing with you now
  • 00:16:09.280 --> 00:16:12.000
  • only because you are performing.
  • 00:16:12.000 --> 00:16:14.180
  • But let something fall through the crack in your life.
  • 00:16:14.180 --> 00:16:17.250
  • People abandon people right away
  • 00:16:17.250 --> 00:16:20.270
  • when they feel something's going south with them.
  • 00:16:20.270 --> 00:16:24.260
  • But now, if you can stick with them
  • 00:16:26.000 --> 00:16:28.130
  • while they're going south.
  • 00:16:28.130 --> 00:16:30.260
  • If you can still sow into them,
  • 00:16:31.250 --> 00:16:33.050
  • still pray for them.
  • 00:16:33.050 --> 00:16:34.130
  • I'm riding around in a Mercedes Benz Sprinter
  • 00:16:34.130 --> 00:16:37.210
  • right now because a drug dealer literally
  • 00:16:37.210 --> 00:16:40.260
  • got me on the phone and I didn't judge him
  • 00:16:40.260 --> 00:16:43.100
  • about what he was doing.
  • 00:16:43.100 --> 00:16:44.260
  • He literally, after I prayed for him,
  • 00:16:44.260 --> 00:16:47.070
  • he literally gave me a Sprinter.
  • 00:16:47.070 --> 00:16:50.110
  • "Hey, take that."
  • 00:16:50.110 --> 00:16:51.180
  • - [DeeDee] Past, past drug dealer.
  • 00:16:51.180 --> 00:16:53.100
  • - Past, well whatever.
  • 00:16:53.100 --> 00:16:54.190
  • Past present, the wealth of the wicked.
  • 00:16:54.190 --> 00:16:57.060
  • - [DeeDee] I know, I just wanted to say that.
  • 00:16:57.060 --> 00:16:58.270
  • - No, no, and it's not about that alone,
  • 00:17:00.090 --> 00:17:03.060
  • but you never know what's
  • 00:17:03.060 --> 00:17:05.010
  • gonna be transferred into your hands
  • 00:17:05.010 --> 00:17:08.140
  • because you didn't give up on people.
  • 00:17:08.140 --> 00:17:10.290
  • Woo, grab your wife, say I ain't gonna give up on you girl.
  • 00:17:10.290 --> 00:17:13.230
  • I ain't gonna give up on you.
  • 00:17:13.230 --> 00:17:15.140
  • Okay, here we go.
  • 00:17:15.140 --> 00:17:16.270
  • So now,
  • 00:17:16.270 --> 00:17:18.090
  • what DeeDee and I have discovered is this.
  • 00:17:20.100 --> 00:17:24.030
  • First of all, discovery number one.
  • 00:17:27.090 --> 00:17:30.110
  • We would have missed out on
  • 00:17:34.000 --> 00:17:36.110
  • all we have today if we didn't get our stuff right.
  • 00:17:36.110 --> 00:17:40.250
  • Okay, and my question to you is,
  • 00:17:43.130 --> 00:17:45.170
  • what is Satan trying to keep you from?
  • 00:17:45.170 --> 00:17:48.230
  • Why are you going perpetually
  • 00:17:50.120 --> 00:17:52.090
  • through the same things?
  • 00:17:52.090 --> 00:17:54.150
  • The little nagging things.
  • 00:17:54.150 --> 00:17:56.010
  • I mean it's just the little foxes.
  • 00:17:56.010 --> 00:17:58.090
  • It's little stuff that wants to stand in your relationship
  • 00:17:58.090 --> 00:18:02.280
  • and get you off track.
  • 00:18:02.280 --> 00:18:04.180
  • Some of you still arguing about
  • 00:18:04.180 --> 00:18:07.010
  • the same episode you argued about
  • 00:18:07.010 --> 00:18:10.130
  • in the first and second year.
  • 00:18:10.130 --> 00:18:12.090
  • Now you been married for 12 years.
  • 00:18:12.090 --> 00:18:14.270
  • I hope I didn't hit anybody's number man.
  • 00:18:14.270 --> 00:18:18.200
  • Ooh, that was God.
  • 00:18:18.200 --> 00:18:20.130
  • No, that was a guess.
  • 00:18:20.130 --> 00:18:21.250
  • (congregation laughs)
  • 00:18:21.250 --> 00:18:25.270
  • - That's good though.
  • 00:18:27.290 --> 00:18:29.060
  • - That's good though.
  • 00:18:29.060 --> 00:18:29.070
  • - Now we reflect on where we are today.
  • 00:18:30.040 --> 00:18:32.080
  • Marriage is being used all over the world.
  • 00:18:32.080 --> 00:18:35.160
  • Our marriage, the same marriage that
  • 00:18:35.160 --> 00:18:38.050
  • literally was in shambles.
  • 00:18:38.050 --> 00:18:40.290
  • Now is being used all over the globe
  • 00:18:40.290 --> 00:18:44.260
  • to glorify God.
  • 00:18:44.260 --> 00:18:46.210
  • Woo!
  • 00:18:47.230 --> 00:18:48.010
  • Woo!
  • 00:18:48.010 --> 00:18:48.210
  • And I thank God.
  • 00:18:48.210 --> 00:18:49.280
  • I look back now, I thank God I got it together
  • 00:18:49.280 --> 00:18:52.230
  • because I didn't know I was gonna take
  • 00:18:52.230 --> 00:18:54.170
  • that hit in my health just a few years ago.
  • 00:18:54.170 --> 00:18:58.140
  • Had I taken that hit in my health when...
  • 00:18:59.200 --> 00:19:02.210
  • (everyone laughs)
  • 00:19:03.270 --> 00:19:08.240
  • There are blessings seen and unseen
  • 00:19:13.100 --> 00:19:16.200
  • that you don't know about
  • 00:19:16.200 --> 00:19:18.150
  • that you are keeping yourselves from.
  • 00:19:18.150 --> 00:19:20.270
  • I didn't know the very girl that I was
  • 00:19:20.270 --> 00:19:23.010
  • having strife with would be the same girl
  • 00:19:23.010 --> 00:19:26.170
  • that would stand up in the face of Satan
  • 00:19:26.170 --> 00:19:30.070
  • and literally fight on my behalf for her man!
  • 00:19:30.070 --> 00:19:34.240
  • Are you hearing what I'm saying to you?!
  • 00:19:34.240 --> 00:19:36.290
  • - [DeeDee] It's good.
  • 00:19:43.160 --> 00:19:44.260
  • - What we have experienced the second
  • 00:19:46.200 --> 00:19:49.030
  • thing we have experienced
  • 00:19:49.030 --> 00:19:50.260
  • is the fact that God is not
  • 00:19:51.260 --> 00:19:54.110
  • going to fix our marriage.
  • 00:19:54.110 --> 00:19:56.290
  • You want me to say that again?
  • 00:19:59.270 --> 00:20:01.090
  • Look at the person you've come here with
  • 00:20:03.060 --> 00:20:05.140
  • and say, news flash.
  • 00:20:05.140 --> 00:20:08.140
  • - [Congregation] News flash.
  • 00:20:08.140 --> 00:20:10.010
  • - Downloading.
  • 00:20:10.010 --> 00:20:11.020
  • - [Congregation] Downloading.
  • 00:20:11.020 --> 00:20:12.140
  • - [Pastor] Information from heaven.
  • 00:20:12.140 --> 00:20:13.220
  • - [Congregation] Information from heaven.
  • 00:20:13.220 --> 00:20:15.040
  • - God.
  • 00:20:15.040 --> 00:20:15.290
  • - [Congregation] God.
  • 00:20:15.290 --> 00:20:16.240
  • - Is not.
  • 00:20:16.240 --> 00:20:17.180
  • - [Congregation] Is not.
  • 00:20:17.180 --> 00:20:18.100
  • - Going.
  • 00:20:18.100 --> 00:20:19.040
  • - [Congregation] Going.
  • 00:20:19.040 --> 00:20:19.200
  • - To
  • 00:20:19.200 --> 00:20:20.140
  • - [Congregation] To.
  • 00:20:20.140 --> 00:20:21.000
  • - Fix.
  • 00:20:21.000 --> 00:20:21.240
  • - [Congregatino] Fix.
  • 00:20:21.240 --> 00:20:22.100
  • - Our.
  • 00:20:22.100 --> 00:20:23.040
  • - [Congregation] Our.
  • 00:20:23.040 --> 00:20:23.200
  • - What?
  • 00:20:23.200 --> 00:20:24.180
  • - [Congregation] Marriage.
  • 00:20:24.180 --> 00:20:25.080
  • - Not at all.
  • 00:20:25.080 --> 00:20:27.090
  • How many of us wish he had though?
  • 00:20:28.120 --> 00:20:30.100
  • - And that's what some people waiting on.
  • 00:20:31.140 --> 00:20:32.200
  • So now, if God ain't gonna fix it
  • 00:20:32.200 --> 00:20:34.160
  • who gonna fix it?
  • 00:20:34.160 --> 00:20:35.190
  • (congregation responds)
  • 00:20:35.190 --> 00:20:37.200
  • The scripture says He's given you everything
  • 00:20:37.200 --> 00:20:39.110
  • that pertaineth to life and Godliness.
  • 00:20:39.110 --> 00:20:41.260
  • You have been equipped to handle
  • 00:20:41.260 --> 00:20:44.210
  • everything that you will go through
  • 00:20:44.210 --> 00:20:48.120
  • and are going through.
  • 00:20:48.120 --> 00:20:50.070
  • Got it?
  • 00:20:50.070 --> 00:20:51.190
  • So what brought about the changes
  • 00:20:51.190 --> 00:20:55.210
  • in our lives were three points?
  • 00:20:55.210 --> 00:20:59.100
  • Come on, you can jump in this somewhere.
  • 00:21:00.200 --> 00:21:01.280
  • - All right, I can jump right in there.
  • 00:21:01.280 --> 00:21:03.120
  • - {pastor] Jesus, Christus, Son of the living God.
  • 00:21:03.120 --> 00:21:05.240
  • - You be in your flow.
  • 00:21:05.240 --> 00:21:07.090
  • You be in your flow.
  • 00:21:07.090 --> 00:21:08.110
  • You know you can't jump in.
  • 00:21:08.110 --> 00:21:09.200
  • What you want me jump in when
  • 00:21:09.200 --> 00:21:10.200
  • you right there in your flow.
  • 00:21:10.200 --> 00:21:12.170
  • You be in your flow and it's so good.
  • 00:21:12.170 --> 00:21:14.130
  • So three things.
  • 00:21:14.130 --> 00:21:15.290
  • Exchange our techniques.
  • 00:21:15.290 --> 00:21:18.170
  • We'll go back over 'em in a moment,
  • 00:21:18.170 --> 00:21:20.260
  • but so you can just have some points.
  • 00:21:20.260 --> 00:21:22.150
  • We like for you to be able to have
  • 00:21:22.150 --> 00:21:23.160
  • information where you can take
  • 00:21:23.160 --> 00:21:25.140
  • and apply to your lives right away.
  • 00:21:25.140 --> 00:21:27.250
  • - [Pastor] Number one is to what?
  • 00:21:27.250 --> 00:21:29.070
  • - Exchange techniques.
  • 00:21:29.070 --> 00:21:30.260
  • - [Pastor] Exchange techniques.
  • 00:21:30.260 --> 00:21:32.010
  • - Number two is exchange of qualities.
  • 00:21:32.010 --> 00:21:34.260
  • - Exchange of qualities.
  • 00:21:34.260 --> 00:21:37.010
  • - And number three is to explore
  • 00:21:37.010 --> 00:21:39.010
  • and examine fear habits versus faith habits.
  • 00:21:39.010 --> 00:21:43.200
  • - Fear habits versus faith habits.
  • 00:21:45.010 --> 00:21:49.130
  • Okay.
  • 00:21:50.170 --> 00:21:51.180
  • Exchange techniques.
  • 00:21:52.170 --> 00:21:53.260
  • This chef, this guy who
  • 00:22:03.290 --> 00:22:06.260
  • prepared meals for DeeDee and I at times.
  • 00:22:08.260 --> 00:22:12.210
  • He used to do it more often
  • 00:22:12.210 --> 00:22:14.230
  • than he's doing it today.
  • 00:22:14.230 --> 00:22:17.000
  • He was in my office
  • 00:22:18.290 --> 00:22:20.190
  • and he got this cat
  • 00:22:20.190 --> 00:22:22.160
  • that owns Sardi's.
  • 00:22:23.200 --> 00:22:26.090
  • Did I say that right?
  • 00:22:27.240 --> 00:22:28.290
  • (congregation responds)
  • 00:22:28.290 --> 00:22:30.010
  • Sardi's, did I say that right?
  • 00:22:30.010 --> 00:22:32.090
  • - [Congregation] Yes.
  • 00:22:32.090 --> 00:22:33.100
  • - Sardi's.
  • 00:22:33.100 --> 00:22:34.080
  • Sardi's.
  • 00:22:34.080 --> 00:22:36.060
  • The chicken.
  • 00:22:36.060 --> 00:22:37.190
  • - [Congregation] Yes.
  • 00:22:37.190 --> 00:22:38.160
  • - The chicken.
  • 00:22:38.160 --> 00:22:39.220
  • Any of you ever have Sardi's chicken?
  • 00:22:39.220 --> 00:22:41.140
  • (congregation responds)
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  • How many of you haven't had Sardi's chicken?
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  • Oh Jesus.
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  • You don't wanna go see Jesus
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  • until you have this chicken.
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  • This better than Church's Chicken, Popeye's Chicken,
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  • KFC Chicken, this is the real deal.
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  • It is slowly cooked
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  • in a special kind of--
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  • - [DeeDee] Focus baby.
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  • - Let's just focus okay.
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  • So I had the cat on the phone.
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  • This cat he makes $38.000.000
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  • a year selling chickens.
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  • He did far better than the church.
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  • You know, when the church was selling chicken.
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  • (congregation laughs)
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  • Any of y'all remember the church chicken?
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  • And I had him on the phone,
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  • and awe man he was so excited.
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  • We were talking and discussing some things.
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  • Of course, I invited him to the ministry.
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  • He's Greek.
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  • I invited him to the ministry,
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  • we talked a little bit about the restaurant stuff.
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  • A cat that owns Desoul Cafe,
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  • he was with me in the office, got him on the phone.
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  • We were talking about some certain things
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  • and he really wanted to know
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  • how in God's name are you preparing this chicken.
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  • And Sammy the chef, you know,
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  • after the guy asked him that,
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  • he kinda wanted his attention a bit.
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  • And he told him , he said,
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  • "Don't worry brother, I can give you that recipe."
  • 00:24:12.170 --> 00:24:15.040
  • And I don't know if that was legal or not.
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  • For this guy to be revealing my mans recipe.
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  • But Sammy said to me, he said,
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  • "Pastor I can give your man this recipe
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  • "and he still won't know how to make it."
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  • He said, "I can give him everything
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  • "that this man does with this chicken."
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  • He said, "And because he does not have his technique."
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  • I'm saying technique and cooking chicken?
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  • He said, "There is a specific technique
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  • "that he uses as it relates to
  • 00:24:57.000 --> 00:24:59.280
  • "the condition, the temperature of the chicken,
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  • "how long the chicken sits out."
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  • He said, "You can have everything about this."
  • 00:25:05.120 --> 00:25:08.020
  • So now I have literally equated that
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  • with people in the church.
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  • They have the word, they know what to do,
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  • but they have not received
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  • the proper technique in implementing
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  • some of the things that they know.
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  • Now technique has everything to do
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  • with applied wisdom.
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  • Because you are gonna have to seek God
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  • for the wisdom and how you're
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  • gonna have to approach this one.
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  • This one, the one you with
  • 00:25:39.290 --> 00:25:41.080
  • isn't like Rebbeca and Shenene and Shaquita.
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  • You can't use a general practice
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  • in your application and your technique
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  • when you're talking about a God
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  • fearing, blood washed, blood bought,
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  • child of the most high God.
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  • who possesses the nature of God.
  • 00:26:00.280 --> 00:26:04.050
  • See, you're trying to approach her
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  • in a manner that maybe you picked up
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  • instructions on your recipe from the garage,
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  • or the locker room, or the pool hall.
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  • Come on fellas.
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  • The dream or the stadium, the stadium.
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  • Where the poor is.
  • 00:26:18.280 --> 00:26:20.170
  • (congregation laughs)
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  • Okay, praise the Lord.
  • 00:26:23.250 --> 00:26:25.140
  • - [DeeDee] I don't know those places.
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  • - I just found out about a year ago.
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  • They were telling me that Chris Brown was at the stadium.
  • 00:26:32.050 --> 00:26:36.010
  • And I said, "RFK?"
  • 00:26:36.290 --> 00:26:38.280
  • And the guy looked at me and he said,
  • 00:26:40.080 --> 00:26:41.210
  • "Awe man, you are saved."
  • 00:26:41.210 --> 00:26:43.160
  • (congregation laughs)
  • 00:26:43.160 --> 00:26:45.030
  • Why y'all laughing if you ain't know
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  • what I was talking about?
  • 00:26:46.210 --> 00:26:48.020
  • Well the stadium, he wasn't talking about RFK.
  • 00:26:49.190 --> 00:26:52.040
  • There's a strip joint in DC called Stadium.
  • 00:26:52.040 --> 00:26:56.030
  • And push the neighbor in front of you
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  • and say, some of us know exactly what he was talking about.
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  • Go ahead and push 'em.
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  • Go on and push 'em!
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