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November 5, 2017
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Living by Faith with Mike & DeeDee Freeman

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  • Today, on Living by Faith...
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  • the welfare system if I rely on the welfare system.
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  • See, that system that takes care of you the most
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  • is the system that you gonna give more attention to.
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  • We who are of another system,
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  • we are in this world, and we know
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  • we don't have to live life
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  • judged upon the system that we're in,
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  • because we got a system that takes care
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  • of those who a part of it.
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  • Let's name some of them.
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  • How about that?
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  • Why don't we make this participatory?
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  • Why don't we name some systems?
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  • How about, solar,
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  • water, electric,
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  • transportation, railroad, mail,
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  • banking system, who?
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  • Nervous system, blood,
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  • governmental system,
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  • who?
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  • Criminal justice system.
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  • Who said that?
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  • (congregation laughing)
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  • Okay, praise the Lord.
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  • What else?
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  • Education system,
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  • health system.
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  • Everything known to mankind
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  • is governed by something.
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  • When it is not governed by something,
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  • God automatically is not a part of it,
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  • because God is a God of order.
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  • He is a systemic God.
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  • He is one who does everything in order.
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  • When we talk about the kingdom of God,
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  • really we are talking about a system.
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  • So God has designed this system
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  • whereby all of us who are called the children of this system
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  • can live a peaceable life when we incorporate,
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  • or embrace the way that God has designed
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  • for things to be done.
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  • If you take note, you have a system in your home.
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  • Prayerfully, you have a system in,
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  • well you have a system,
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  • whether or not it's a system that you have.
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  • Did you hear that?
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  • You have a system whether or not
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  • you've incorporated one, you have implemented one,
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  • put something in place, because,
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  • you know, to walk in some folks' home,
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  • you, who are more structured
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  • in the way you set up your family system,
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  • would find other family systems atrocious,
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  • almost despicable, like, you mean your children are,
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  • are allowed to do those kind of things?
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  • As a matter of fact, coming up in the Bishop's home,
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  • he had a system that cooperated,
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  • or was incorporated with the street lights.
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  • When the street lights-- (Congregation chattering)
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  • oh, y'all, y'all,
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  • anybody remember that system?
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  • We already knew, when those street lights come on,
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  • you better be finding your way back to the house,
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  • or already in the house.
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  • I remember one time, Gloria, y'all know Gloria,
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  • she decided that she was gonna hang out
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  • with her friends and defy the system.
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  • The light came on, Bishop, out of control.
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  • He would get on a bullhorn,
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  • on the back porch of our house,
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  • and out towards the alley, that's where we played,
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  • and, Glinda!
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  • Glora, Glora!
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  • Mika, Mika!
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  • Not Michael, Mika!
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  • DD, that DD was Dwight.
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  • Dwayne, he would call us,
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  • and people would look like,
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  • named after your father.
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  • (congregation laughing)
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  • Gloria decided one day, I ain't goin' in there,
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  • I'm gonna stay with my friends.
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  • (congregation laughing)
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  • If God enforced and executed
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  • judgment
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  • at the point of our violating a system,
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  • I promise you, people would not be doing.
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  • Ecclesiastes says, because it's in the heart
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  • of people to continue to do, because judgment
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  • is not expedient.
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  • Judgment doesn't come on you right away,
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  • of the violation of a system,
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  • it's in your heart to continue this same stuff.
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  • Well, well, well, Bishop was nothing like God.
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  • There was no mercy, no grace,
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  • he came out there, had himself,
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  • I don't know what, a strap, a whip, boy,
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  • he hit that, go whappo,
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  • and Gloria just stood there and looked at him.
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  • I said, Gloria, (congregation laughing)
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  • you don't stand and look like it didn't bother you.
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  • You know, I had enough sense
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  • to act like he was killing me.
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  • (congregation laughing)
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  • Gloria, on the other hand, stand there.
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  • Boy, he hit her so many times.
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  • I mean, 40 strikes minus one.
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  • She was just like Jesus, man.
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  • That girl walked all the way to the house,
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  • didn't cry or anything.
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  • She's showing off in front of her friends.
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  • How many of you are violating systems
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  • of the kingdom of God,
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  • to show off before your affiliates?
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  • That girl got in the house, she cried.
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  • Oh, she hollered and screamed.
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  • So, what I'm saying to you,
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  • here, now ladies and gentlemen, system, let me have it.
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  • Here is God puts something in place.
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  • System is what?
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  • A set of things--
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  • - [Congregation] Working together.
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  • - As part of a mechanism,
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  • or inter-connecting network.
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  • God wanted to connect Heaven with Earth.
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  • As a matter of fact, the scripture says
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  • thy kingdom come, the system,
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  • thy will be done, on Earth
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  • as it is in Heaven.
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  • There was a network, there was a system
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  • designed to be set up from Heaven to Earth
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  • so that we could cooperate and live peaceable lives
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  • as kingdom citizens in another system.
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  • Now, there are different systems.
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  • Give me bureaucracy.
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  • Let's look at the definition.
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  • It is a system of what?
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  • - [Congregation] Government.
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  • - But it's a what?
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  • But it's a what?
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  • - [Congregation] System.
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  • - A system of--
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  • - [Congregation] Government.
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  • - In which most of the important decisions
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  • are made by who?
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  • - [Congregation] State officials.
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  • - Made by others, state officials,
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  • rather than by elective representatives.
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  • Okay, let's look at democracy.
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  • The democracy now, is a system
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  • of government by the whole population,
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  • or all the eligible members of a state, what?
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  • (congregation chattering)
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  • So all of us can chime in on what we think,
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  • and what we believe, and what we can do.
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  • Now, a theocracy.
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  • A theocracy is a system
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  • of government in which
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  • priests rule in the name of God.
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  • And how many of y'all know, we know this theocracy
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  • as being L.L. Yon.
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  • God almighty rules in the system
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  • that we are a part of.
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  • Now, this theocracy has come down
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  • in a bureaucracy, and a democracy,
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  • and we have to now, have this kingdom,
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  • as Revelations 18 says, that the kingdoms
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  • of this world shall become, whether or not
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  • you wanna participate or not, but the kingdoms,
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  • the systems of this Earth will become
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  • the system of our God.
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  • Whether you wanna cooperate with it now.
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  • I believe it's in Philippians,
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  • where the apostle Paul addressed the church of Philippi,
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  • he says, every knee should bow.
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  • He says, every knee should bow,
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  • but you will find in Thessalonians,
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  • where it says, every knee shall bow.
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  • Well, ladies and gentlemen, I got news for you,
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  • you should, or one day you shall.
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  • You won't have the right to say,
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  • I don't wanna bow, because,
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  • when we totally take over this Earth,
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  • as God has given us to take over,
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  • if your knee doesn't wanna bow,
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  • it's gonna bow, because God's authority
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  • will finally rule and reign, on this Earth.
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  • Are you listening to what I'm saying?
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  • But yet, there are people who come from the theocracy,
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  • a system, God's system,
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  • who are complying with the systems of this world.
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  • You then lower the class
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  • that you have come from, to now cooperate
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  • with a different class, because this class
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  • has trumped, no pun intended,
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  • that didn't even go over well, either,
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  • has trumped the system that you have come from.
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  • So, to cooperate with people
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  • who are putting their mouth on the president
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  • of this United States, means
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  • a total coming down,
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  • a falling away, from a system
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  • that you are supposed to be a part of.
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  • To vote for same-sex marriage
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  • is a falling away from this system.
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  • (congregation chattering) Oh, Jesus.
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  • To vote for abortion,
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  • boy, this group doesn't wanna hear it.
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  • Is this thing still on?
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  • Getting a little quiet in this Presbyterian church.
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  • When I was in Dubai,
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  • I discovered
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  • that men could have up to four wives.
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  • (congregation chattering)
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  • DD!
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  • (congregation laughing)
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  • I was lookin' at DD,
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  • lookin' at this system.
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  • I'm saying, DD,
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  • you wanna move to Dubai?
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  • (congregation laughing)
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  • We're having fun with it,
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  • but guess what?
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  • Where we are, geographically,
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  • doesn't trump the theocracy
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  • that I'm a part of.
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  • So, even if I was in Dubai,
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  • because I'm a part of another system,
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  • I would still have to have one wife.
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  • Are you all hearing what I'm saying?
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  • See, to comply with
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  • what you're in, and here's,
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  • here is the conundrum, here's the oxymoron here,
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  • the Bible says we are in this system,
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  • but we're not of this system.
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  • As a matter of fact, you can tell
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  • how attached you may be to this system
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  • when I mention that Donald Trump may be
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  • the 45th and last president,
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  • how that bothers you about the, in the world,
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  • the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ
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  • may give you a barometer, or a gauge,
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  • about how much you are attached
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  • to this system, where the scripture says
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  • we are sojourners; we are just passing through.
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  • This place is not our home.
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  • How can you get so attached
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  • to a system that's full of lust,
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  • that's full of deceit, that's full of deception?
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  • Are you hearing what I'm saying to you?
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  • And the Bible says love not the world,
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  • neither the things that are in the world,
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  • because all there is in the world is the lust of the eye,
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  • the lust of the flesh, and the pride of life.
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  • But southerly, there are people from this higher system,
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  • being sucked into this lower system,
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  • and you're living like Earthlings.
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  • John, chapter 18, let's look at it.
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  • Verse 36; are you still here?
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  • - Yeah. - Yes, sir.
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  • - What area of your life have you condescended to?
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  • Have you come down, and now you're living like normal men.
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  • You're living like average men
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  • who don't understand that you come from
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  • an entirely different system.
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  • Whereby where they cuss you, you bless them.
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  • Turn to them and say, that's a real different system.
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  • - [Congregation] That's a real different system.
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  • - John 18, let's look at verse 36.
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  • Jesus answered and said, my system,
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  • my kingdom, it's not of this world,
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  • because there's a world system,
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  • and then there's a God system.
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  • He said, it's not of this world.
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  • Watch this, read on,
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  • if my kingdom were of this world,
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  • oh, we would fight.
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  • Oh, we would respond,
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  • but we don't fight and we don't respond,
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  • because our system is greater than this system.
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  • Oh, man, when people speak evil of you,
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  • our system says, bless them.
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  • Take 'em out to Popeye's, buy 'em a two-piece.
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  • Okay, come on, Matthews four.
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  • Matthew four.
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  • I told you, I'm gonna be working on your thinking,
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  • your dominion, and your giving,
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  • and some of these decisions that you are making in life
  • 00:14:59.060 --> 00:15:03.060
  • comes from a different system.
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  • You are a part of one system,
  • 00:15:05.120 --> 00:15:07.240
  • but you're making decisions, in your life,
  • 00:15:07.240 --> 00:15:11.090
  • that's a part of another system.
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  • You can't change a system that you depend on.
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  • In other words, the same system that you depend on,
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  • you will never be able to change.
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  • In other words, if you are on welfare,
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  • you can't change welfare if you need welfare.
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  • You're not gonna wanna go against
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  • the welfare system if I rely on the welfare system.
  • 00:15:33.030 --> 00:15:37.080
  • See, that system that takes care of you the most
  • 00:15:37.080 --> 00:15:40.110
  • is the system that you gonna give more attention to.
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  • We who are of another system,
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  • we are in this world, and we know
  • 00:15:46.050 --> 00:15:48.230
  • we don't have to live life
  • 00:15:48.230 --> 00:15:50.200
  • judged upon the system that we're in,
  • 00:15:50.200 --> 00:15:53.190
  • because we got a system that takes care
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  • of those who a part of it.
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  • (congregation chattering)
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  • I ain't gonna go against that,
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  • because right now, I need him.
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  • (congregation chattering)
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  • I can't say nothing about that system right now,
  • 00:16:10.220 --> 00:16:14.040
  • because my family members wanna marry same-sex.
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  • Whatever you compromise with,
  • 00:16:21.040 --> 00:16:24.070
  • and tell 'em girl, you cool believe,
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  • and you hear me good.
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  • I'm very sensitive.
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  • I'm very sensitive to the situations
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  • of home system, the systems that you come from,
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  • because some of you are here
  • 00:16:37.040 --> 00:16:38.250
  • and you're challenged with that very thing.
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  • Your little boy wants to be a girl,
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  • and your little girl wants to be a boy,
  • 00:16:43.170 --> 00:16:45.250
  • and I'm very sensitive to that.
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  • I just saw, in the news, Katie Couric
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  • did a documentary on gender revolution.
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  • They're out to change everything
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  • about how gender is perceived.
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  • How dare you try to change
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  • a perfectly well-run system
  • 00:17:03.250 --> 00:17:07.080
  • that God has established, and then you cooperate
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  • with it, because your family is in it.
  • 00:17:10.260 --> 00:17:13.130
  • I'm sensitive to where you are
  • 00:17:13.130 --> 00:17:16.010
  • and I feel your heart, but child of God,
  • 00:17:16.010 --> 00:17:18.280
  • hold fast to the system of our God.
  • 00:17:18.280 --> 00:17:22.280
  • (congregation applauding)
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  • Matthew four.
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  • Revelations, I told you,
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  • 18, but it's 11:15.
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  • The systems, or the kingdom, of our God
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  • shall become, the kingdoms of this world
  • 00:17:48.150 --> 00:17:51.150
  • shall become the kingdoms of our God.
  • 00:17:51.150 --> 00:17:54.030
  • Okay, four and 23.
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  • And Jesus went about all where?
  • 00:17:56.160 --> 00:17:59.100
  • What was He doing?
  • 00:17:59.100 --> 00:18:01.190
  • And doing what?
  • 00:18:01.190 --> 00:18:03.100
  • Preaching the gospel of what?
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  • This system, go on.
  • 00:18:05.270 --> 00:18:07.150
  • And He did what?
  • 00:18:08.130 --> 00:18:11.170
  • You see what comes out of preaching this system?
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  • Oh, man.
  • 00:18:16.280 --> 00:18:17.230
  • I pitched a fit,
  • 00:18:20.240 --> 00:18:22.040
  • and now I gotta quit.
  • 00:18:23.050 --> 00:18:25.110
  • Oh, boy.
  • 00:18:25.110 --> 00:18:26.060
  • Matthew six and 10, write that down.
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  • Matthew six 33, and we'll take a look at
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  • Matthew 12 and 25.
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  • I pitched a fit.
  • 00:18:37.270 --> 00:18:39.070
  • Our brother Reggie was with me
  • 00:18:41.050 --> 00:18:43.120
  • this week; I literally went off.
  • 00:18:43.120 --> 00:18:46.020
  • I dog gone lost it.
  • 00:18:47.100 --> 00:18:50.020
  • Lost it, in a good sense.
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  • An associate of mine
  • 00:18:58.030 --> 00:18:59.230
  • has been attacked, in this Hell,
  • 00:19:01.210 --> 00:19:04.110
  • and
  • 00:19:07.020 --> 00:19:07.270
  • there were some things that his wife
  • 00:19:11.170 --> 00:19:15.090
  • was concerned about.
  • 00:19:15.090 --> 00:19:16.290
  • And, she called
  • 00:19:19.180 --> 00:19:22.190
  • and asked if I would come, now I'm just landed from
  • 00:19:22.190 --> 00:19:26.110
  • Dubai, and so when
  • 00:19:26.110 --> 00:19:29.260
  • we landed, you know, I had to make a decision
  • 00:19:29.260 --> 00:19:33.120
  • on whether or not I wanted to go
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  • and take care of this matter
  • 00:19:36.050 --> 00:19:38.250
  • that I just mentioned.
  • 00:19:38.250 --> 00:19:41.110
  • And so, the spirit of God impressed upon,
  • 00:19:41.110 --> 00:19:43.240
  • see, the system where you come from,
  • 00:19:43.240 --> 00:19:47.030
  • if He's Lord, He rules and He reigns,
  • 00:19:47.030 --> 00:19:51.200
  • and that's what I was telling DD when we landed.
  • 00:19:51.200 --> 00:19:55.130
  • Jesus said, if you're gonna follow me,
  • 00:19:55.130 --> 00:19:57.240
  • one of the stipulations of following Him,
  • 00:19:57.240 --> 00:20:02.080
  • He had to tell these boys,
  • 00:20:02.080 --> 00:20:04.030
  • foxes have holes,
  • 00:20:04.030 --> 00:20:06.190
  • birds have nests,
  • 00:20:06.190 --> 00:20:09.000
  • but the son of man doesn't have
  • 00:20:09.000 --> 00:20:11.220
  • anywhere to lay His head.
  • 00:20:11.220 --> 00:20:14.220
  • And I said, DD, it's dangerous
  • 00:20:14.220 --> 00:20:17.040
  • that we have the home base
  • 00:20:17.040 --> 00:20:19.080
  • and that we are so, we're so,
  • 00:20:19.080 --> 00:20:22.160
  • we're so connected, we embrace our home.
  • 00:20:22.160 --> 00:20:26.060
  • We said, man, it's so good to be home.
  • 00:20:26.060 --> 00:20:29.140
  • It's nothing like home,
  • 00:20:29.140 --> 00:20:30.270
  • like coming back in here is like,
  • 00:20:30.270 --> 00:20:32.220
  • is like nothing like being home.
  • 00:20:32.220 --> 00:20:34.290
  • But ladies and gentlemen, God wants you to make home
  • 00:20:34.290 --> 00:20:38.170
  • wherever His will is for you. (congregation applauding)
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  • Are you hearing?
  • 00:20:41.230 --> 00:20:43.010
  • And I'm not saying sell your houses,
  • 00:20:43.010 --> 00:20:46.110
  • but I'm saying let's disconnect from this world.
  • 00:20:46.110 --> 00:20:49.160
  • You've gotta have a place to stay,
  • 00:20:49.160 --> 00:20:51.090
  • and we know Jesus had a home, because Peter
  • 00:20:51.090 --> 00:20:53.220
  • asked Jesus, show us where you live, man.
  • 00:20:53.220 --> 00:20:56.070
  • So we know He grew up in a home,
  • 00:20:56.070 --> 00:20:58.040
  • because of Mary and Joseph, He had a home,
  • 00:20:58.040 --> 00:21:00.260
  • but Jesus was so sold out to the system
  • 00:21:00.260 --> 00:21:05.020
  • that He's coming from, He was like, not my will.
  • 00:21:05.020 --> 00:21:07.280
  • If you want me to go here, I'll go.
  • 00:21:07.280 --> 00:21:10.090
  • If you want me to to there, I'll go.
  • 00:21:10.090 --> 00:21:12.200
  • I'm not so locked in to this just being my home.
  • 00:21:12.200 --> 00:21:16.150
  • I want my home to be your will.
  • 00:21:16.150 --> 00:21:19.250
  • Come on, are you hearing what I'm saying to you?
  • 00:21:21.010 --> 00:21:23.280
  • So I was so happy about being home,
  • 00:21:23.280 --> 00:21:27.190
  • I just wanted to go home and just relax,
  • 00:21:27.190 --> 00:21:30.250
  • but then the spirit of God says, no,
  • 00:21:30.250 --> 00:21:32.110
  • I need you to go and take care of this man.
  • 00:21:32.110 --> 00:21:35.100
  • And so, the next day, we got up and
  • 00:21:35.100 --> 00:21:37.260
  • we got back on the plane and we journeyed.
  • 00:21:37.260 --> 00:21:40.270
  • We went there and got off the plane,
  • 00:21:40.270 --> 00:21:43.100
  • sat down with the wife for a moment,
  • 00:21:43.100 --> 00:21:46.120
  • and she begin to tell me some things that were going on.
  • 00:21:46.120 --> 00:21:49.270
  • So I went to the hospital
  • 00:21:49.270 --> 00:21:52.150
  • of where the
  • 00:21:52.150 --> 00:21:53.150
  • Pastor happened to be,
  • 00:21:55.100 --> 00:21:57.110
  • the man happened to be in,
  • 00:21:57.110 --> 00:22:00.090
  • and some of these other family members
  • 00:22:00.090 --> 00:22:02.200
  • were doing some
  • 00:22:02.200 --> 00:22:04.210
  • very unlawful things,
  • 00:22:04.210 --> 00:22:08.060
  • as it relates to the kingdom of God.
  • 00:22:09.110 --> 00:22:12.250
  • As a matter of fact,
  • 00:22:12.250 --> 00:22:14.220
  • they were relocating this Pastor, this man,
  • 00:22:14.220 --> 00:22:18.100
  • without even the wife's knowledge.
  • 00:22:18.100 --> 00:22:22.150
  • And I walked in,
  • 00:22:25.010 --> 00:22:26.110
  • and to some degree,
  • 00:22:27.070 --> 00:22:29.170
  • he was on board with it.
  • 00:22:29.170 --> 00:22:31.170
  • I later discovered that this wife, that I was talking to,
  • 00:22:34.290 --> 00:22:38.290
  • is his sixth wife.
  • 00:22:38.290 --> 00:22:40.140
  • I don't care, I don't care if you got 25 wives.
  • 00:22:44.050 --> 00:22:48.170
  • I'm not gonna judge you, I'm not gonna put you down.
  • 00:22:48.170 --> 00:22:52.000
  • I don't know what the case may be,
  • 00:22:52.000 --> 00:22:53.140
  • but you are the common denominator in all the six.
  • 00:22:53.140 --> 00:22:56.280
  • (congregation chattering)
  • 00:22:56.280 --> 00:23:00.020
  • There's only one thing the same about all six: you.
  • 00:23:00.020 --> 00:23:04.070
  • And you're agreeing
  • 00:23:05.250 --> 00:23:07.130
  • with leaving without even the wife's knowledge.
  • 00:23:09.130 --> 00:23:11.170
  • We sitting there, and we turned and noticed a suitcase,
  • 00:23:11.170 --> 00:23:14.000
  • and what's the suitcase for?
  • 00:23:14.000 --> 00:23:15.170
  • He said, I'm going.
  • 00:23:15.170 --> 00:23:17.050
  • She said, going where?
  • 00:23:19.250 --> 00:23:22.000
  • And I'm saying, yeah, yeah.
  • 00:23:22.000 --> 00:23:24.070
  • Now I got something to do with it because the system
  • 00:23:25.210 --> 00:23:28.080
  • that I come from says I'm my brother's keeper.
  • 00:23:28.080 --> 00:23:31.080
  • No, no, no, see you don't like
  • 00:23:31.080 --> 00:23:33.010
  • anybody stepping to you, when you are violating
  • 00:23:33.010 --> 00:23:36.190
  • the principles of this system.
  • 00:23:36.190 --> 00:23:38.090
  • You don't like it; you want the benefits of this system,
  • 00:23:38.090 --> 00:23:41.260
  • but you don't want to cooperate with this system,
  • 00:23:41.260 --> 00:23:45.260
  • because there are others who have the right to check me
  • 00:23:45.260 --> 00:23:49.080
  • when they see me not walking-- (congregation chattering)
  • 00:23:49.080 --> 00:23:53.130
  • We gonna have to fix this,
  • 00:23:55.250 --> 00:23:58.180
  • kingdom citizens.
  • 00:23:58.180 --> 00:24:00.260
  • Those who have made Him Lord.
  • 00:24:00.260 --> 00:24:02.180
  • I said, you listen to me, and you listen to me good,
  • 00:24:02.180 --> 00:24:05.170
  • and I called every leader and family member into that room
  • 00:24:05.170 --> 00:24:09.150
  • one by one, and I ripped up one side of 'em.
  • 00:24:09.150 --> 00:24:12.230
  • I said the reason why he has not received his healing
  • 00:24:12.230 --> 00:24:16.200
  • is because you're blocking it.
  • 00:24:16.200 --> 00:24:19.050
  • You're violating the system, but you're turning to the Lord
  • 00:24:20.180 --> 00:24:24.090
  • of the system and asking for something from it.
  • 00:24:24.090 --> 00:24:27.230
  • Jesus went about preaching this system, and then healing.
  • 00:24:27.230 --> 00:24:32.090
  • Ooh, preaching and healing.
  • 00:24:32.090 --> 00:24:36.010
  • Once I can get you to subscribe to this system,
  • 00:24:36.010 --> 00:24:39.150
  • then I can get you healed.
  • 00:24:39.150 --> 00:24:41.080
  • (congregation chattering)
  • 00:24:41.080 --> 00:24:47.270
  • - Time is so vitally important to all of our lives
  • 00:24:47.270 --> 00:24:50.040
  • and I'm learning, more and more, how to value time.
  • 00:24:50.040 --> 00:24:54.180
  • When you give someone your time
  • 00:24:54.180 --> 00:24:56.150
  • you've given them literally a portion of your life.
  • 00:24:56.150 --> 00:25:00.160
  • And time is something you can't get back.
  • 00:25:00.160 --> 00:25:02.260
  • So, you must value and, as you value time,
  • 00:25:02.260 --> 00:25:06.160
  • you will find out that you can get more done
  • 00:25:06.160 --> 00:25:11.130
  • within a frame of time,
  • 00:25:11.130 --> 00:25:14.220
  • because there's a specific value
  • 00:25:14.220 --> 00:25:17.000
  • that you hold dear to you.
  • 00:25:17.000 --> 00:25:19.120
  • You just can't get it back.
  • 00:25:19.120 --> 00:25:21.020
  • You can get money back,
  • 00:25:21.020 --> 00:25:21.290
  • you can get things back,
  • 00:25:21.290 --> 00:25:23.230
  • but you can never get time back.
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  • in that system for quite some time.
  • 00:26:04.030 --> 00:26:04.100
  • The fruit that I have in my life
  • 00:26:04.240 --> 00:26:06.260
  • is a byproduct of the system
  • 00:26:06.260 --> 00:26:09.090
  • that I'm proposing, presenting
  • 00:26:09.090 --> 00:26:11.290
  • introducing to you to acquaint you with
  • 00:26:11.290 --> 00:26:15.260
  • to become a part of participating
  • 00:26:15.260 --> 00:26:18.210
  • and cooperating with this system
  • 00:26:20.100 --> 00:26:22.280
  • so you can change every area of lack to abundance
  • 00:26:22.280 --> 00:26:27.030
  • - Many times in life, people wonder why their
  • 00:26:33.120 --> 00:26:36.260
  • needs are not being met, or they seemingly
  • 00:26:36.260 --> 00:26:40.060
  • come up short from month to month.
  • 00:26:40.060 --> 00:26:43.000
  • Well, God has designed this system by which
  • 00:26:43.000 --> 00:26:45.230
  • whatever you sow, you shall also reap.
  • 00:26:45.230 --> 00:26:49.080
  • But that is specifically laid out in seasons
  • 00:26:49.080 --> 00:26:52.250
  • relative to the opportunities given.
  • 00:26:52.250 --> 00:26:55.290
  • Like for instance, if he told you today
  • 00:26:55.290 --> 00:26:57.240
  • to sow a seed today, and you failed
  • 00:26:57.240 --> 00:27:00.140
  • to sow that seed, well that seed
  • 00:27:00.140 --> 00:27:02.050
  • was designed to take care of another
  • 00:27:02.050 --> 00:27:04.260
  • season, another period of time.
  • 00:27:04.260 --> 00:27:07.270
  • And so, when we come up short in this season,
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  • we wonder what's going on in our lives.
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  • Well, it was solely because we mismanaged
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  • this particular season, or we missed,
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  • or we managed even this season.
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  • God tells you to be friendly over here,
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  • and you get over here, and now you're friendless.
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  • Well, it was because this season was designed
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  • specifically to take care of this season
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  • where you would've had friends.
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  • He's the only one in our tomorrow right now.
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  • He knows what's up ahead of us.
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  • And so, I'm encouraging you now.
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  • Maybe the Lord has spoke to you
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  • about sowing a seed specifically
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  • into Living by Faith Ministries,
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  • and it's important for you to obey him.
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  • Because you don't want to leave another season
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  • uncovered by disobeying him in this season.
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  • I want to admonish you and encourage you
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  • that this is real good ground, and you will
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  • receive an abundant harvest in days to come.
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  • Thank you so much for your present
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  • and your future support in Jesus' name.
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