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Right & Wrong Thinking Concerning Stewardship

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November 6, 2016
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Living by Faith with Mike & DeeDee Freeman

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Right & Wrong Thinking Concerning Stewardship

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  • Today, on Living by Faith...
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  • And there are no secrets when it comes to my partners.
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  • Whatever I find out, I'm coming back and telling y'all.
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  • As fast as I can, get back to this place,
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  • to stand in this position to tell you what I know.
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  • You better cool believe, and all I need you to do
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  • is come hear what I got to say.
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  • and it's given with excitement and with enthusiasm,
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  • but there's no guarantee
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  • on the tenure of that word.
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  • You know, sometimes you can hear some stuff
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  • and get so excited about what you have heard
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  • and it lasts a little while.
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  • Well the scripture says so.
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  • And so one of the attributes
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  • that I possess
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  • that has been quite instrumental in my success
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  • in life and in ministry, because I do have a great life.
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  • One of the partners on yesterday
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  • brought her horse to my house.
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  • And allowed me to ride her horse
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  • around my front yard yesterday.
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  • I was in horse heaven.
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  • I promise you, I was just like.
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  • I mean I was in horse heaven.
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  • It was like, and I came back in the house
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  • and we were sitting around as a family
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  • and I looked at them and I said "You know what?
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  • "I'm so glad I didn't die."
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  • I would've missed all this stuff man.
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  • Y'all glad, act like you're glad with me again.
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  • (audience cheers)
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  • You know, sometimes if you'll just take a moment
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  • and stand off of the stuff that God has allowed you to have
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  • and take a look at it.
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  • See, sometimes you're just too close.
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  • You're in on, come on baby.
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  • You're in on things, where you don't have
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  • the perspective that you can have.
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  • Because I can see far better from that angle
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  • and perspective up on the pulpit than I can see right here.
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  • And sometimes you just need to back off like the old.
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  • Widen your angle and your perspective.
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  • Turn to your neighbor and say you need
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  • a wide angle lens for this one man.
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  • What's that thing called? (audience responds)
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  • Yeah, yeah.
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  • So you can really see the goodness of God.
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  • And I decree, it will snap depression
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  • and disappointment.
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  • So this girl brought this horse in my house
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  • and again I've been talking about prior to this lesson
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  • on this (stutters) desensitization.
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  • - [Audience member] That word.
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  • - "That word," the way our assistant Pastor would say it.
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  • See, he shouldn't have come tonight.
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  • We've been talking about on desensitizing,
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  • and now it's important that I resensitize some of the
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  • core values that we have missed out on.
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  • And I'm gonna share this thing tonight.
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  • And as I was sitting there and Diedre was typing up
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  • my lesson, she was saying "Pastor, ain't now way
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  • "you gonna finish all this in one night."
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  • And so I may just keep talking, and I agreed with her.
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  • And that's why I asked the Lord to guide
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  • and navigate my thoughts so I can get out
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  • the critical,
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  • the central part of it.
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  • So that you will have it and this understanding
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  • because I guarantee you,
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  • it is what's caused my life to be successful.
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  • And then I was talking to some Pastors today,
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  • I promise you I gotta have one of the most
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  • fulfilled life that anyone could have.
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  • I promise you that.
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  • There are some people who got more stuff than me
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  • but I promise you they don't have more fulfillment.
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  • And I release that fulfillment into your life.
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  • I'm just loaded and ready to release some stuff.
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  • You ready to receive that?
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  • Shout I'm fulfillionaire.
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  • - [Audience] I'm a fulfillionaire.
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  • - So baby hold on to my thoughts
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  • cause I was just thinking about something.
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  • - [DeeDee] The horse.
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  • - About the horse, yeah, and desensitizing.
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  • Okay, I'm not ladies and gentlemen,
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  • all of what I was prior to that sickness.
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  • I'm 78, 80 maybe percent.
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  • And my hands still look a little frail.
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  • I mean I know they aren't what they should be
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  • and I'm not as strong
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  • as I am going to be.
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  • Cause I'm a least get back to where I was.
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  • Got it?
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  • And if I really wanna buff up,
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  • then I'll go on and do that.
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  • So because dad, I'm still.
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  • Like I still don't have feeling in my thighs here.
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  • And that's irrelevant and immaterial?
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  • It's not designed to get anybody
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  • thinking any old kind of way.
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  • I''m just stating the fact of some situation now.
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  • (indistinct chatter from audience)
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  • But I'm going somewhere with my point, okay.
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  • And so, you want to sit up here and help?
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  • You can.
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  • - [DeeDee] No, (voice trails off).
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  • - Okay, but look look.
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  • See they clapping for her.
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  • Oh stop clapping for her.
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  • And so do that throughout my time.
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  • If you hear something just tell me.
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  • The horse was about,
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  • 17, Pam is not here tonight, but 17, 18 hands.
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  • Those of you who are in
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  • equine kind of understanding,
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  • you know that that is the height of a horse.
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  • 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 hands,
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  • determines the height if his back.
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  • And so this horse was pretty tall.
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  • And so they tried to get me up on him.
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  • My legs, I put my foot in the stirrup
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  • and I couldn't pull up to get on the dog gone horse.
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  • And I'm gonna get on this dog gone.
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  • So, she gets this brilliant idea to go get a ladder.
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  • (audience laughs)
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  • Oh, now you gonna laugh at me.
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  • (Pastor laughs)
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  • It looked kinda lame to be quite frank with you.
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  • I kinda felt soft.
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  • I really did man.
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  • I mean I'm saying, and to a man Elder Conrad,
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  • you know man when we men,
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  • this machoism kind of mentality we have we can do.
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  • And then you got your lady around,
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  • and Dr. DeeDee standing out there
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  • and I need a dog gone ladder to get up on the horse.
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  • So they bring the ladder out and the guy,
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  • and I know this but Tim, Mr. Bowman, Brelyn's friend.
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  • He's afraid of...
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  • Dogs, horses.
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  • (audience laughs)
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  • I'm like "You soft man."
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  • So he comes up all skittish almost with the ladder
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  • and then kinda reach out.
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  • And the horse doesn't know what a freaking ladder is.
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  • So the horse gets all startled and jumping around
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  • and moving, and I'm trying to hold her down
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  • and it's moving all around.
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  • Hunch your neighbor and say
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  • he's going somewhere with all this.
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  • - [Audience] He's going somewhere with all this.
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  • - And I'm saying "Hold Tim, you can't just bring
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  • "a ladder up here on this dog gone horse.
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  • "Bishop I don't know no nothing about no horses.
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  • "Man I don't fool with no horses I live in Detroit."
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  • (audience laughs)
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  • So he sets that ladder down and that horse got his eyes
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  • on that ladder because that ladder is subject
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  • to eat that horse in the horse's mind.
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  • And so, I know now at this point there is no way
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  • that this horse is gonna let me stand on this ladder
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  • and then get on his back.
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  • So Pam says, "Pastor stand back a minute,
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  • "because I gotta introduce this ladder to this horse."
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  • And there are things that you are
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  • being introduced to all the time,
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  • that's literally allowing or causing you
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  • to become comfortable with these things
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  • without even realize it's desensitizing
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  • some areas of caution.
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  • Are you hearing what I'm saying?
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  • To have the impact now,
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  • to be around or even in your life
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  • without you paying anymore attention to it.
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  • Because I promise you that horse,
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  • that ladder was that horse's total focus.
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  • She brought that horse up to that ladder
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  • and put that nose of that horse up on that ladder
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  • and he was reluctantly.
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  • And then she moved him around that ladder
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  • and got that horse so acclimated in a little bit of time
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  • of desensitizing whatever was heightened
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  • on the inside of him.
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  • Little by little she's rubbing him.
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  • "Okay, it's alright, it's alright.
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  • "It's okay, you're doing a good job.
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  • "It's alright, it's a ladder Story."
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  • That's the horse's name.
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  • "It's a ladder story."
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  • And then she stood up on the ladder.
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  • And then the horse kinda shook himself,
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  • looked at it and then just stood there.
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  • She said "Good girl, that's a good girl.
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  • "Come on over a little closer it."
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  • And the horse moved over a little closer to her,
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  • and before you knew it, that horse was
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  • allowing me to get on his back on a ladder.
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  • But see at that time, I build up enough courage and strength
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  • I didn't wanna use the ladder.
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  • "Put that stool out there, lemme try it again."
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  • But I believe that that all occurred
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  • so I could share with you even tonight
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  • about how subtle of a desensitization,
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  • of a (stutters) desensitizing thing
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  • that goes on with even out our knowledge.
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  • So now relative to church, there's some things that you
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  • can become so easily acquainted with
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  • that you rest on your laurels as it relates
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  • to the importance of a matter that Jesus has
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  • held important that you know no longer see as important.
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  • Okay so how can I do this now Holy Ghost?
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  • Go to 3rd John, let's start out there.
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  • Okay, let me make a few statements first.
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  • But you can turn to 3rd John.
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  • Now, again, as I previously stated.
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  • I can not set up
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  • something that I intend to
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  • be implemented in this church
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  • or incorporated in this church
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  • without a thorough approach
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  • of the word of God being ministered to you concerning
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  • whatever I plan to implement.
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  • Is that clear?
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  • (audience responds)
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  • Far too many people are hauling off implementing things
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  • in their lives that they do not have a foundation
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  • of the word to support them long-term.
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  • Anything you set up for your life,
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  • anything that you incorporate for your life
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  • that does not have it's basis, it does not have a foundation
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  • of the word of God is not determined.
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  • It does not have the authority to last long-term.
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  • Now I plan on having
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  • everything that I get into to last.
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  • Shout that, say I receive that.
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  • - [Audience] I receive that.
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  • - Everything.
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  • - [Audience] Everything.
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  • - That I.
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  • - [Audience] That I.
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  • - This one right here.
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  • - [Audience] This one right here.
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  • - Get into.
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  • - [Audience] Get into.
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  • - Shall.
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  • - [Audience] Shall.
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  • - And will.
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  • - [Audience] And will.
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  • - Last.
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  • - [Audience] Last.
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  • - My marriage will last, my money will last,
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  • my joy will last, my peace will last.
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  • Come on!
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  • Your hairdo will last, come on!
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  • How many of y'all want your hairdo to last?
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  • You spend all that money on that hairdo
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  • you want that thing to last!
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  • You want your teeth to last, come on!
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  • How many of you want your teeth to last?
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  • So without an understanding in the foundation of the word,
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  • the quality of your life is solely determined
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  • upon the quality of the foundation that you establish.
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  • That will tweet.
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  • And so there are certain things that I've implemented
  • 00:14:51.180 --> 00:14:55.090
  • in my life that has caused me to have the good life.
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  • And there should be a consistency,
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  • that runs, come on, that's what I'm talking about.
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  • Words that you hear that last
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  • in you so that you can feast off for days to come.
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  • There should be a consistency that runs through us all.
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  • If I am, watch this son.
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  • Totally fulfilled, there should be a consistency
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  • of fulfillment that flows through us all.
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  • Glory to God.
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  • Hallelujah.
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  • Turn to your neighbor and tell em that.
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  • There shall be a (coughs).
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  • (audience responds)
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  • I'm having myself a good time tonight.
  • 00:15:55.030 --> 00:15:57.090
  • I may get in trouble tonight by Dr. DeeDee but,
  • 00:16:02.110 --> 00:16:05.110
  • I'm just having me a good time.
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  • When I step back off and start looking at my life
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  • cause my grandbabies was there.
  • 00:16:12.260 --> 00:16:15.070
  • I'm saying "Jesus,
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  • "look at how you have kept my parents.
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  • "They have reached a ripe old age."
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  • 65 years of marriage.
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  • Then I look over there at my other parents.
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  • Where mama go?
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  • Mama get fine as the days go by man.
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  • She remind me of Sarah.
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  • I look at her sometimes, I'm like God.
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  • She all old and fine.
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  • And mama got a certain dignity about her
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  • some of y'all don't know about man.
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  • Mama got an air about herself.
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  • I mean so vain.
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  • If her hair, "I ain't going to church."
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  • She was sitting in my office one Sunday
  • 00:17:05.040 --> 00:17:07.040
  • and I'm like "What are you doing in here?
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  • "My hair don't look good enough to go out there."
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  • (audience laughs)
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  • Turn to your neighbor and say vain.
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  • - [Audience] Vain.
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  • - They've been married for 65 years.
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  • And I tried to tell my dad, my dad's over there.
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  • Or Boss man, I call him Boss man.
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  • Man, he'll try to haul off
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  • and put some tennis shoes on with...
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  • I'm like "Man no, you dressing like a old cat man.
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  • "Just because you old, you gotta keep your fly."
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  • You gotta keep your swag with you when you 90 years old man.
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  • (Pastor stutters)
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  • What?!
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  • Around here there should be a consistency.
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  • When I walk in here at age 90 y'all better cool believe
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  • I'm gonna, be clean, fly, have myself.
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  • You can't get senile and start wearing green shorts,
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  • dress socks and tennis shoes.
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  • All the way up to your knee cap, your socks.
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  • No man.
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  • I know I gotta get on with this thing.
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  • My brothers and sisters,
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  • my youngest sister is 52.
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  • There has not been any deaths in my family.
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  • Her youngest brother is 50.
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  • Seven of them no deaths in their family.
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  • Not one time has her mother and father
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  • or my mother and father had to be
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  • at the cemetery for anybody that's
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  • in our immediate household.
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  • That's the goodness of God man.
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  • 50 years old?!
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  • My children are doing well, even Josh.
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  • Josh, I saw Josh the other day man.
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  • He grabbed his wife, I was just checking them out
  • 00:19:11.260 --> 00:19:14.130
  • seeing he grabbed his wife underneath her chin,
  • 00:19:14.130 --> 00:19:17.070
  • lift her head up, gave her one of them.
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  • She smiled, and I'm sitting over there smiling.
  • 00:19:22.250 --> 00:19:25.250
  • I looked over to the other side,
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  • Kevin got Britney hemmed up over in the corner.
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  • (audience laughs)
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  • I'm serious!
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  • Had that girl hemmed up in the corner
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  • they just all on top of each other.
  • 00:19:40.050 --> 00:19:42.090
  • Dr. DeeDee look around and she said "Shoot baby,
  • 00:19:42.090 --> 00:19:45.090
  • "come on, ain't gonna let them."
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  • (everyone laughs)
  • 00:19:46.270 --> 00:19:49.240
  • That girl said "Hey don't be leaving me out."
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  • She just came over and jumped in my arms.
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  • Wasn't that good baby?
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  • Money right, marriage right, ministry right.
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  • I promise you there is not
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  • one area in my life that lacks.
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  • Not one!
  • 00:20:16.240 --> 00:20:18.090
  • And there should be a consistency!
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  • Now, I'm not fool
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  • enough to believe that I'm so special to God
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  • that He has favored me as such.
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  • And has not favored others.
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  • Because what He's done for one man, pshh.
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  • Y'all gonna make me shout in a minute.
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  • I said whatever He's done for one man,
  • 00:20:53.140 --> 00:20:56.150
  • all things being equal, He has to do for every man.
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  • And I declare to you,
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  • that things that we say He has to do,
  • 00:21:03.110 --> 00:21:07.050
  • has already been done!
  • 00:21:07.050 --> 00:21:10.100
  • Now what is it,
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  • that causes you and I to tap into what's already been done?
  • 00:21:18.140 --> 00:21:22.280
  • Come on man, don't get too excited.
  • 00:21:22.280 --> 00:21:24.290
  • What is it, that has caused
  • 00:21:28.100 --> 00:21:32.140
  • one mans life to tap, and I promise you,
  • 00:21:32.290 --> 00:21:37.130
  • I have found a secret to this thing.
  • 00:21:37.130 --> 00:21:40.040
  • And there are no secrets when it comes to my partners.
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  • Whatever I find out, I'm coming back and telling y'all.
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  • As fast as I can, get back to this place,
  • 00:21:48.120 --> 00:21:52.290
  • to stand in this position to tell you what I know.
  • 00:21:52.290 --> 00:21:56.050
  • You better cool believe, and all I need you to do
  • 00:21:56.050 --> 00:21:59.090
  • is come hear what I got to say.
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  • Get another drink.
  • 00:22:09.270 --> 00:22:11.000
  • (audience laughs)
  • 00:22:11.000 --> 00:22:13.240
  • Don't rush me tonight.
  • 00:22:17.070 --> 00:22:18.290
  • Turn to your neighbor and say don't rush,
  • 00:22:19.030 --> 00:22:20.140
  • take a praise break or something in between though.
  • 00:22:20.140 --> 00:22:22.250
  • Don't rush me.
  • 00:22:23.060 --> 00:22:24.070
  • (audience applauds)
  • 00:22:24.070 --> 00:22:26.170
  • I sit there and look at my son-in-law
  • 00:22:29.020 --> 00:22:31.130
  • teach the word of God Sunday,
  • 00:22:31.130 --> 00:22:33.160
  • that boy just put it down man.
  • 00:22:33.160 --> 00:22:35.260
  • I'm like God dog.
  • 00:22:36.260 --> 00:22:38.150
  • How can one mans life be so sweet?
  • 00:22:38.150 --> 00:22:41.080
  • Let me jump in this a bit.
  • 00:22:42.170 --> 00:22:44.290
  • I told you that I can't implement
  • 00:22:47.080 --> 00:22:49.230
  • or incorporate anything in this ministry
  • 00:22:49.230 --> 00:22:52.080
  • without the foundation of the word right?
  • 00:22:52.080 --> 00:22:54.250
  • So I said that this month is all tithers month.
  • 00:22:55.040 --> 00:22:58.090
  • Now, okay let me say this before I move on.
  • 00:22:58.230 --> 00:23:03.080
  • I promise you,
  • 00:23:03.220 --> 00:23:05.050
  • that part of the reason why I'm alive
  • 00:23:06.290 --> 00:23:10.140
  • and standing before you today is because of the tithe.
  • 00:23:10.140 --> 00:23:14.130
  • Leave me alone.
  • 00:23:20.120 --> 00:23:21.070
  • Let me preach this girl.
  • 00:23:21.070 --> 00:23:23.020
  • That thing good.
  • 00:23:23.150 --> 00:23:24.220
  • - [Audience member] Yes it is!
  • 00:23:24.220 --> 00:23:26.010
  • - He promised to rebuke the devourer.
  • 00:23:26.030 --> 00:23:29.250
  • 11 of us in ICU on the same equipment.
  • 00:23:33.020 --> 00:23:37.110
  • 10 of us die and the tither lives.
  • 00:23:37.110 --> 00:23:41.030
  • (audience applauds)
  • 00:23:42.090 --> 00:23:45.020
  • I promise you that I'm alive today
  • 00:23:49.050 --> 00:23:52.290
  • in part because of the tithe.
  • 00:23:54.030 --> 00:23:55.150
  • Now...
  • 00:23:55.150 --> 00:23:56.210
  • Tithing as I have stated previously,
  • 00:23:59.040 --> 00:24:03.090
  • is never been about money.
  • 00:24:04.170 --> 00:24:06.180
  • Okay go to Psalms 84 then.
  • 00:24:08.230 --> 00:24:11.150
  • I know I told you 3rd John.
  • 00:24:11.150 --> 00:24:13.170
  • Keep your finger there if it took you forever to find it.
  • 00:24:14.170 --> 00:24:17.110
  • Are you happy you came out here tonight?
  • 00:24:20.010 --> 00:24:21.240
  • (audience responds)
  • 00:24:21.240 --> 00:24:22.220
  • In the rain
  • 00:24:22.220 --> 00:24:25.010
  • May sound crazy
  • 00:24:25.290 --> 00:24:27.180
  • But I wanna go to Bible study
  • 00:24:28.080 --> 00:24:31.050
  • In the rain
  • 00:24:32.050 --> 00:24:33.250
  • Once the rain stops falling
  • 00:24:36.280 --> 00:24:39.270
  • In my life
  • 00:24:40.260 --> 00:24:42.280
  • (Pastor laughs)
  • 00:24:42.280 --> 00:24:46.190
  • Come on somebody.
  • 00:24:48.140 --> 00:24:50.020
  • Woo Jesus!
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  • I know there's gonna be
  • 00:24:52.250 --> 00:24:55.040
  • Brighter days
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  • Man, we're on the road again.
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  • On the road again, just can't wait
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  • to get on the road again.
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  • DeeDee and I are taking Marriage Made EZ
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  • back on the road, how about that.
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  • And we want to come to
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  • your ministry.
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  • or have your pastor to call,
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  • let us know that your facility
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  • is available for us to come in.
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  • We're not asking you for a dime
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  • we just want to use your place
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  • well, actually, His place
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  • that you have been assigned over,
  • 00:26:01.220 --> 00:26:04.110
  • so that we can come and enrich marriages.
  • 00:26:04.110 --> 00:26:07.240
  • I just ran into a young lady the other night, and she said,
  • 00:26:07.240 --> 00:26:12.240
  • "Pastor Freeman, you, with all due respect,
  • 00:26:12.240 --> 00:26:16.240
  • you are a fool,
  • 00:26:16.240 --> 00:26:18.060
  • you and that Dr. DeeDee."
  • 00:26:18.060 --> 00:26:20.030
  • She called me a fool, can you imagine that?
  • 00:26:20.030 --> 00:26:22.210
  • But then she concluded by saying,
  • 00:26:22.210 --> 00:26:24.200
  • "My marriage is
  • 00:26:24.200 --> 00:26:26.100
  • so much better
  • 00:26:26.100 --> 00:26:27.220
  • because of your transparency,
  • 00:26:27.220 --> 00:26:30.050
  • your candor, and your humor."
  • 00:26:31.080 --> 00:26:33.250
  • I don't know where this humor has come from, I really don't.
  • 00:26:33.250 --> 00:26:38.050
  • It's not even something I want.
  • 00:26:38.050 --> 00:26:40.090
  • I recall Jesse Duplantis saying the same thing,
  • 00:26:40.090 --> 00:26:43.220
  • that God had just made it a part of my ministry.
  • 00:26:43.220 --> 00:26:46.270
  • And we have a good time, we have an exciting time,
  • 00:26:46.270 --> 00:26:49.210
  • and I'm just that enriched, I'm just that fulfilled.
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  • And I want some of this to get on you and your area.
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  • So, contact my office, we're ready to get back on the road.
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  • You know the Devil has shot us a blow
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  • and literally try
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  • to destroy
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  • and even kill the Ministry of Mike and DeeDee Freeman,
  • 00:27:07.130 --> 00:27:10.170
  • but we're up again, we're strong,
  • 00:27:10.170 --> 00:27:12.090
  • we're fired up, we're ready to go,
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  • and all we need to know is that you want us
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  • to come to your area.
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  • We've been to L.A., we've been to Chicago,
  • 00:27:19.090 --> 00:27:21.160
  • we've been to Atlanta, we've been to New York,
  • 00:27:21.160 --> 00:27:24.020
  • we've been to Detroit, we're ready to go.
  • 00:27:24.020 --> 00:27:26.210
  • North Carolina, we've been to the Bahamas,
  • 00:27:26.210 --> 00:27:29.100
  • we're ready to fire up that jet and come wherever
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  • we got to come to be a part
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  • of transforming the marriages in your area.
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  • Call us, we're waiting for you.
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  • "Accept Jesus Christ as Lord."
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  • And He said "No, if you wanna follow me
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  • "you're gonna have to deny yourself."
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  • And the prerequisite to deny yourself
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  • is humbling yourself.
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  • You can not deny who you are if you are walking in pride.
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  • Cause you gonna want your way.
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  • And I found out I never have to push my way
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  • because He jesus,
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