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October 8, 2019
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  • So much of our battle will be a war of words
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  • when the enemy takes just enough of a fact
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  • and starts twisting that thing around.
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  • We're in this war of words.
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  • It sounds true to us.
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  • A war of words.
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  • There's a God-defiant giant threatening to make us
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  • look like losers.
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  • That was number one, number two is this,
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  • we built so much of our lesson on this.
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  • God's after willing volunteers to stand in the valley
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  • with giant defiant faith.
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  • He is looking to make some warriors out of us
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  • in this house,
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  • and you are looking in those last couple of words
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  • at the title to our event in this series and in this weekend,
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  • "Giant Defiant Faith."
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  • I can tell you, without a doubt, that the primary objective
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  • that God has for us this weekend
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  • is to awaken us to a giant defiant faith.
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  • He is looking to make some warriors out of us
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  • in this house, and some people that have convinced themselves
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  • that they are weaklings,
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  • and that they've got nothing to offer this battle for souls.
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  • Because it's all gonna be about who's gonna stand
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  • in the middle of this valley, facing this giant right here.
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  • Because that's the thing, he's calling out for volunteers,
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  • but God is calling out for volunteers, too,
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  • and he's going,
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  • "Who is the man, who is the woman,"
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  • because that is the one I will be with.
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  • That is the one I'll be with.
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  • Who will come and stand in the valley?
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  • And would you do it all by yourself?
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  • Because that's when you know you're really willing
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  • to grow some giant defiant faith,
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  • when you don't have to have anybody right beside you
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  • also pursuing giant defiant faith.
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  • Who'd be willing when nobody else
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  • is gonna be the one taking over your prayer life?
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  • Are you gonna get up and fight for it yourself?
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  • Because I keep seeing something.
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  • I keep thinking about it.
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  • Because listen, I believe in powerful intercession.
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  • I believe that there are times in all of our lives
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  • when we do not know how to pray, when we are so physically sick,
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  • or we are so brokenhearted
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  • in a personal catastrophe or loss,
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  • that we desperately need others to pray for us.
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  • But I wanna say something to you,
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  • if I could just be this bold with you.
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  • For the masses of us, it's not just about
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  • those kind of intercessory needs,
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  • we just let somebody fight the whole thing
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  • out in prayer for us,
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  • because we've got better things to do.
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  • Listen, if you and I are gonna be warriors,
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  • and if we are gonna have giant defiant faith,
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  • we're gonna have to take up prayer for ourselves.
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  • We're gonna have to get out there
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  • and we're gonna have to scrape the thing out ourselves
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  • instead of having somebody else
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  • always be the one praying for you.
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  • No one can make you a mighty warrior
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  • but you and God,
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  • no one, no one.
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  • They can pray you toward it, they can pray you to be willing,
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  • but when it comes right down to it,
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  • would you, would you,
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  • would you go down to that valley
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  • and scrape the thing out,
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  • so that you would know the thrill
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  • of that kind of victory?
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  • You know, we have no few soldiers
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  • in the divine and holy army of Christianity,
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  • no few soldiers.
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  • On this globe, we are millions by population,
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  • but I just wanna throw at you the thought,
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  • there's so many exceptions to this,
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  • but I wanna just throw out to you the thought
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  • that the majority fall into one of two categories
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  • when it comes to warfare.
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  • The first one is that we are so drunk on the world,
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  • we don't even know we're in a battle.
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  • There are believers all over the place, and in this city,
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  • and in my city,
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  • and in cities all over the United States,
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  • all over Europe,
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  • that would say they believe their Bibles,
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  • they're people of faith,
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  • and they're so drunk on the world.
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  • I've been that person.
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  • Many of you have been that person.
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  • They don't even know a war is going on,
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  • so there's that.
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  • And then there's the other end.
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  • There are those that are aware of the battle,
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  • but they're standing back dismayed and greatly afraid.
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  • They were dismayed and greatly afraid.
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  • Many of you have been that person.
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  • They don't even know a war is going on, so there's that,
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  • and then there's the other end.
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  • There are those that are aware of the battle,
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  • but they're standing back just like it says
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  • in chapter 17 of 1 Samuel,
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  • where the words come out in verse 11.
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  • "When Saul and all Israel heard these words of the Philistines,
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  • they were dismayed and greatly afraid."
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  • "They were dismayed and greatly afraid."
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  • Anybody getting tired of being dismayed and greatly afraid?
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  • You know, I need to hear an answer to that.
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  • Is it getting old to anybody to just live scared,
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  • or just, like, shattered all the time,
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  • just shattered all the time?
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  • I looked up the word "dismayed," the Hebrew word for it,
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  • and I looked up the definition.
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  • And according to my Hebrew dictionary,
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  • the word means to be shattered or dashed.
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  • In fact, it's so weird,
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  • because it even talks--the same basic word
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  • in Hebrew is translated in Jeremiah 14:4 when it says,
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  • "Because of the ground that is dismayed
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  • "since there is no rain on the land,
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  • the farmers are ashamed and they cover their heads,"
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  • because the land, wait just a second,
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  • the land is dismayed.
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  • What on earth does that mean?
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  • I'm reading to you out of the ESV.
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  • Well, it's that same basic word,
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  • and it means to just be all broken up.
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  • Now, please go here with me,
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  • because I'm a person that has a lot of compassion
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  • for someone going through broken heartedness.
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  • I have been there.
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  • I've been devastated before.
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  • I know what it's like to not think you can make it,
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  • but I want to take us out of that season
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  • of legitimate devastation
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  • and just speak into the fact that it just gets to be a long,
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  • long time when we're living our entire lives shattered
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  • about everything under the sun.
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  • Is everything going to shatter us?
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  • Somebody insults us, and we're not just a little hurt,
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  • no, we're shattered.
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  • Has anybody noticed this besides me?
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  • Like, everything's huge, everything's huge, just huge.
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  • Something happens in the family, "We're shattered,"
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  • we're not just bothered,
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  • no, we're shattered, we're just shattered.
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  • Everything that happens, everything that happens,
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  • something happens at work,
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  • we don't get to do the project after all,
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  • we miss the promotion,
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  • I'm not saying those aren't big things.
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  • Yes, we're bothered by it, yes, it hurts us,
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  • but need we be shattered and broken about everything?
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  • Am I speaking to anybody here in the house?
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  • Anybody just getting tired of being broken up
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  • about everything?
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  • It's all broken up.
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  • Like, we had that breakup, like, 10 years ago,
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  • and we've been broken up ever since.
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  • Just broken up, just broken up,
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  • just broken up, just broken up.
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  • We can't get over being broken up,
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  • we're just all shattered all the time, just all the time.
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  • We're in pieces all the time, just all the time.
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  • That's why I'm trying to think what movie it was
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  • that Drew Barrymore was in,
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  • that she said something about things, she said,
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  • "I'm just overwhelmed,"
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  • and somebody said to her, "Why can't you just be whelmed?"
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  • Why are you always overwhelmed?
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  • And I think that's what I'm trying to say tonight.
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  • Let's pull it in.
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  • Yes, we go through devastating seasons,
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  • but if we're not in one, let's not be devastated.
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  • Is that fair?
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  • Let's say this, if I'm not just, like,
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  • being legitimately shattered right now,
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  • you know what, I'm just not gonna be shattered,
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  • I'm gonna pull myself together.
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  • Because you can get addicted to being shattered.
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  • Oh, yeah you can, yeah you can, just a shattering
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  • waiting to happen.
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  • Just a shattering waiting to happen.
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  • Broken up about everything, just everything.
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  • Whole family's scared to be around you
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  • because you're so fragile,
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  • if somebody just elbows you, you're gonna fall apart.
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  • Listen, let's get over being so fragile.
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  • You and I are supposed to be fierce warriors
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  • of the faith.
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  • Hi, I'm Natalie.
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  • And I'm Selena, and we're on staff
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  • with Living Proof Ministries.
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  • Natalie, I am absolutely loving what Beth is teaching
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  • in this series, aren't you?
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  • Yes, I love that in this series, Giant Defiant Faith,
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  • Beth shares how God wants us
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  • to have a new reaction to our circumstances,
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  • and God's desire is for us to be skilled in warfare
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  • so we are not circling that same giant.
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  • Absolutely, that is just such good, solid truth.
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  • And, you know, that actually kind of reminds me
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  • of The Great Escape.
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  • Let's take a look at this powerful moment
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  • during best teaching in that series.
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  • Why do I continue in my pattern?
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  • I ask you today.
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  • Will we just live the rest of our lives in our pattern?
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  • Will we just live in a cycle of defeat
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  • for the rest of our lives?
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  • Or do we believe we could come to a place where we could say,
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  • "That is behind me.
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  • "This is before me.
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  • "I am not going back.
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  • I am not going back."
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  • Listen, if you don't want to go back to that same cycle
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  • of defeat, I have good news.
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  • This month Living Proof is offering
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  • this wonderful resource as our special offer.
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  • It's in a three-part DVD message from Beth.
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  • The Great Escape explains and exposes the traps
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  • that keep us from attaining a giant defiant faith.
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  • Friend, you want to dive deeper into this resource.
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  • So visit bethmoore.org or text the word "gift" to 57682.
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  • on our free Living Proof app 24/7.
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  • We so look forward to hearing from you.
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  • Now, let's get back to Beth.
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  • And we will see you next week.
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  • Let's get over being so fragile.
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  • Is that fair to say?
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  • Wouldn't that just be a relief?
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  • What if we just, like, went home tonight and we go,
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  • "You know what, I'm a little tired of being so fragile."
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  • Yes, things hurt, yes, we fall apart,
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  • yes, we are broken,
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  • but he said he would put us back together,
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  • that he'd bind up our broken heartedness,
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  • but our hearts are in the same shape
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  • they were 15 years ago.
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  • At what point were we thinking maybe we would let him
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  • put us back together?
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  • I'm being too bold.
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  • I want to teach you
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  • the most wonderful name for God.
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  • I wanna teach it to you tonight,
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  • even though it doesn't come up in our lesson,
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  • we don't get to it in the Scriptures
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  • until our next session.
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  • I wanna teach it to you now, 'cause I don't want you
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  • to wait 'til then.
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  • There's a portion where David is going to refer to God
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  • as the living God.
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  • "Who would defy the armies of the living God?"
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  • The living God, the first word, perhaps you've seen it,
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  • it is the Hebrew word for God,
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  • Elohim, Elohim,
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  • would everybody say, "Elohim?"
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  • Say it again.
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  • The next word you're gonna see, if you'll stay with me a second.
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  • Do you see the two H's?
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  • There's an H in Elohim,
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  • and then there's an H in the next word,
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  • only in Hebrew, they are two different letters.
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  • So, the first one does have the H sound on it,
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  • but the second one is gonna have a little bit of ch,
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  • just a little bit.
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  • Nobody has to, like, cough something up,
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  • just a little bit.
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  • It's just a little bit.
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  • Just enough to just kind of, like,
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  • a little clearing of the throat,
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  • but not coughing up something solid.
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  • Is that fair?
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  • So, we're gonna say it like this, "Elohim Hayyim,"
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  • what does that mean?
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  • Girlfriend, you've got a living God.
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  • You have got a living God.
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  • You have got a living God.
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  • You have got a living God, and that sets you apart
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  • from all the other religions of the world,
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  • because there are no bones in the grave
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  • where Christ was laid.
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  • No bones, because we have a living God.
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  • We are people of the living God,
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  • and we are the armies of the living God.
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  • First Samuel 17:12-16, say this,
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  • "Now David was the son
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  • "of an Ephrathite of Bethlehem
  • 00:13:35.240 --> 00:13:37.190
  • "in Judah named Jesse, who had eight sons.
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  • "In the days of Saul, the man was already old
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  • "and advanced in years.
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  • "Three of the oldest sons of Jesse
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  • "had followed Saul to the battle.
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  • "And the names of his three sons who went into the battle
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  • "were Eliab, the firstborn, next to him Abinadab,
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  • and the third Shammah."
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  • Verse 14, "David was the youngest."
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  • The youngest of how many sons, do you remember
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  • how many it said, how many?
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  • And how many had gone to battle with Saul?
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  • And they were the three eldest.
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  • Verse 14, "David was the youngest.
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  • "The three eldest followed Saul,
  • 00:14:10.260 --> 00:14:12.050
  • "but David went back and forth from Saul
  • 00:14:12.060 --> 00:14:14.120
  • "to feed his father's sheep at Bethlehem.
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  • "For forty days, the Philistine came forward
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  • and took his stand morning and evening."
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  • Forty solid days he comes out screaming insults
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  • and intimidations, morning and night.
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  • David is being sent back and forth.
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  • Now, here's what's really interesting,
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  • because David has already been introduced twice
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  • on the pages of 1 Samuel right there in chapter 16,
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  • because when God is, like, up to here
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  • with Saul's disobedience,
  • 00:14:47.230 --> 00:14:49.220
  • he tells Samuel, "I've got a man that I'm choosing
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  • "that I'm gonna have you anoint as king.
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  • "I've got a boy that I want you to go anoint,
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  • "and you are to go to this house,
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  • and it's gonna be one of his sons."
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  • Well, he goes there to that house,
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  • he looks through, he thinks,
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  • "Man, the oldest one was so impressive,
  • 00:15:02.160 --> 00:15:04.040
  • it's got to be him,"
  • 00:15:04.050 --> 00:15:05.160
  • only the Lord impresses on his heart,
  • 00:15:05.170 --> 00:15:07.060
  • "Listen, you are looking at the outward appearance,
  • 00:15:07.070 --> 00:15:09.050
  • "I look upon the heart.
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  • It's not him."
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  • He goes to the next son, not him either.
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  • Goes to the next son, not him either.
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  • Seven sons, Samuel doesn't get any word from God.
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  • Now listen, they're marching, Jesse is marching these boys
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  • before--these young men before the prophet, Samuel.
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  • "Nope, nope, nope, nope, you got any other sons?"
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  • "Well, there's the one, the youngest,
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  • he keeps the sheep,"
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  • and he says to him,
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  • "You're gonna need to call him in
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  • and we shall not sit down 'til he gets here."
  • 00:15:39.270 --> 00:15:41.120
  • Well, that's so uncomfortable for a prophet to be in the house
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  • and everybody's just standing like this.
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  • So, you can imagine, they go running out,
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  • they fetch David, they bring him in,
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  • and David is anointed by Samuel to be king,
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  • only it would be years before he would take the throne.
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  • He's called for a little later in that same chapter
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  • when Saul is tormented by a demon.
  • 00:16:03.100 --> 00:16:06.030
  • He needs some kind of relief, and so the servants of Saul say,
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  • "You know what you need?
  • 00:16:10.130 --> 00:16:11.280
  • "You need somebody to play an instrument for you,
  • 00:16:11.290 --> 00:16:13.190
  • "so that you can kind of settle down and feel better.
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  • And we know a man, we know a boy that can do it."
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  • He played the lyre, which is a harp.
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  • Instead of being one of these, like, really big ones
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  • that's like this, a lyre is--it varies in how many strings
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  • there are on the instrument, but it's something
  • 00:16:29.220 --> 00:16:31.100
  • that could be handheld.
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  • Handheld, often, like, it could be rectangular,
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  • it could be, like, three-quarters of a circle,
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  • but it could be handheld.
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  • So, they brought him in, and he played for him,
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  • and it would calm him down.
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  • It says Saul came to love him.
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  • It's the oddest thing,
  • 00:16:48.020 --> 00:16:49.130
  • he's not even gonna recognize him
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  • out on this battlefield.
  • 00:16:50.240 --> 00:16:52.060
  • Saul's out there with the Israelites,
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  • David's going back and forth for his dad,
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  • and I want you to go with me here in verse 17.
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  • "Jesse said to David his son, 'Take for your brothers an ephah
  • 00:16:59.270 --> 00:17:03.270
  • "'of this parched grain, and these ten loaves,
  • 00:17:03.280 --> 00:17:07.070
  • and carry them quickly to the camp to your brothers,'"
  • 00:17:07.080 --> 00:17:09.210
  • and this is some miles away.
  • 00:17:09.220 --> 00:17:11.010
  • "And also take these ten cheeses to the commander
  • 00:17:11.020 --> 00:17:14.070
  • "of their thousand.
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  • See if your brothers are well, and bring some token from them."
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  • I don't know why it pleases me so much
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  • that he brought ten cheeses.
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  • Do you know what, you just gotta love the Scripture
  • 00:17:25.280 --> 00:17:27.150
  • for the ten cheeses.
  • 00:17:27.160 --> 00:17:29.130
  • How random are ten cheeses?
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  • You know, take the ten loaves, but take the ten cheeses
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  • over there to the commander of the army.
  • 00:17:37.170 --> 00:17:40.070
  • And I thought to myself,
  • 00:17:40.080 --> 00:17:41.220
  • "You know, I could take some cheese,
  • 00:17:41.230 --> 00:17:47.030
  • "I love cheese.
  • 00:17:49.280 --> 00:17:51.150
  • I can't even picture life without cheese."
  • 00:17:51.160 --> 00:17:55.240
  • And I'm thinking to myself,
  • 00:17:55.250 --> 00:17:57.100
  • "This David has already been anointed,
  • 00:17:57.110 --> 00:18:01.110
  • yet he's running errands."
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  • See, here's the thing, you and I misunderstand the anointing
  • 00:18:03.150 --> 00:18:07.080
  • if we don't think it could include running errands.
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  • That you're for years, I mean, here you are anointed of God,
  • 00:18:12.000 --> 00:18:15.010
  • and if you are in Christ, anointed of God,
  • 00:18:15.020 --> 00:18:17.180
  • and you're thinking, like, "What in the world?
  • 00:18:17.190 --> 00:18:19.020
  • I am more important than this."
  • 00:18:19.030 --> 00:18:22.060
  • If we're more important than errand running,
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  • if we can't take any cheeses,
  • 00:18:26.200 --> 00:18:29.110
  • listen, this was a glorified, deconstructed pizza, here.
  • 00:18:29.120 --> 00:18:35.180
  • Here's your grain, and your bread,
  • 00:18:35.190 --> 00:18:37.090
  • and here's your cheeses.
  • 00:18:37.100 --> 00:18:39.010
  • I mean, honestly, if he had tripped and fallen,
  • 00:18:39.020 --> 00:18:41.020
  • and it would have been on a hot day,
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  • it'd had been a pizza.
  • 00:18:42.140 --> 00:18:46.070
  • I mean, he's not too good to be a delivery boy.
  • 00:18:46.080 --> 00:18:49.180
  • I mean, this is something, because if we're too good
  • 00:18:49.190 --> 00:18:51.290
  • for an errand,
  • 00:18:52.000 --> 00:18:53.090
  • we're too proud for an anointing.
  • 00:18:53.100 --> 00:18:54.270
  • Truly, truly, we are.
  • 00:18:54.280 --> 00:18:56.220
  • I just wrote down a list of my top ten cheeses.
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  • Cheese dip, cheesecake, cheeseburger,
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  • cheese fries, chili-cheese dog,
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  • cheese bagel, blue cheese dressing,
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  • macaroni and cheese, broccoli and cheese,
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  • and lastly, smile and say cheese.
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  • This was David,
  • 00:19:23.150 --> 00:19:25.230
  • "And Saul and all the men of Israel
  • 00:19:25.240 --> 00:19:28.040
  • "were in the valley of Elah fighting with the Philistines,
  • 00:19:28.050 --> 00:19:30.200
  • "and David rose early in the morning
  • 00:19:30.210 --> 00:19:32.280
  • "and left with the sheep with a keeper,
  • 00:19:32.290 --> 00:19:35.080
  • "and took the provisions and went,
  • 00:19:35.090 --> 00:19:36.260
  • "as Jesse had commanded him.
  • 00:19:36.270 --> 00:19:38.160
  • "And he came to the encampment as the host
  • 00:19:38.170 --> 00:19:40.080
  • "was going out to the battle line,
  • 00:19:40.090 --> 00:19:41.280
  • shouting the war cry."
  • 00:19:41.290 --> 00:19:43.080
  • Verse 21, with this, we're concluding.
  • 00:19:43.090 --> 00:19:45.210
  • "And Israel and the Philistines drew up for battle,
  • 00:19:45.220 --> 00:19:49.150
  • "army against army.
  • 00:19:49.160 --> 00:19:51.160
  • "And David left the things in charge of the keeper
  • 00:19:51.170 --> 00:19:53.020
  • "of the baggage and ran to the ranks,
  • 00:19:53.030 --> 00:19:55.080
  • "and went and greeted his brothers.
  • 00:19:55.090 --> 00:19:57.140
  • "And as he talked with them,
  • 00:19:57.150 --> 00:19:58.240
  • "behold, the champion, the Philistine of Gath,
  • 00:19:58.250 --> 00:20:02.100
  • "Goliath by name,
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  • "came up out of the ranks of the Philistines
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  • "and spoke the same words as before,
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  • and David heard him."
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  • Run, his daddy said, and he ran.
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  • Got up early the next day, packed up his bread,
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  • packed up his ten cheeses, and off he went.
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  • Left his baggage with the keeper,
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  • I like that,
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  • because sometimes we never do get loosed up
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  • to go and do what God has called us to do,
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  • because we just can't leave our baggage
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  • behind to do it.
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  • We're gonna unzip ourselves from a suitcase,
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  • and we're gonna smile and say cheese,
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  • so the enemy can see we are the family
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  • of the army of God.
  • 00:21:02.020 --> 00:21:06.200
  • Giant defiant faith has fiercely obedient follow through.
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  • Jesse told David to go, he said what?
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  • Run, it says hurry in the ESV, and in many of the translations,
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  • I believe the NIV outrightly translates it run.
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  • And it's several times in the text,
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  • it's gonna be like three times that we're gonna see
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  • that attributed to David in 1 Samuel chapter 17,
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  • that he ran.
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  • He told him to run and he ran, and he ran,
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  • and I wanna say this to you.
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  • We don't have a lot of time here on this planet, this side,
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  • this side of God's kingdom agenda.
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  • I say this with tremendous respect,
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  • I will not talk down to you,
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  • but as one who has made every kind of error
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  • you can imagine,
  • 00:21:56.180 --> 00:21:58.270
  • most of my progress has come through literally falling
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  • or tripping forward.
  • 00:22:03.030 --> 00:22:05.260
  • But here is what I think may be going on for some,
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  • because this is just the nature of it.
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  • And some of us are really thinking about giving ourselves
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  • entirely to the things of Jesus, we're thinking about it,
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  • we're thinking about it.
  • 00:22:18.190 --> 00:22:19.280
  • Now, perhaps we received Jesus as our personal Savior
  • 00:22:19.290 --> 00:22:22.170
  • years ago, but we thought,
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  • you know, we're kinda going back and forth on it.
  • 00:22:23.280 --> 00:22:25.120
  • We're sort of playing both sides of it right now,
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  • and kind of on both sides of the fence,
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  • and we're thinking about, you know, really,
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  • at some point, I wanna lock down
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  • into what God has called me to do, I really, really do.
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  • I really do,
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  • because God's got a calling on every single one of our lives,
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  • and that doesn't mean it's in the church.
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  • Listen, God will always hang the most lights
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  • in the most darkness,
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  • and he's gonna string us out like Christmas lights
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  • all over this globe,
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  • that's the way it's supposed to be.
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  • We're not supposed to be in one little--you know
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  • how you do when you get out your Christmas lights,
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  • when it's time to put 'em up on your tree,
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  • and they're all--you've wound 'em around like this,
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  • that's not the church.
  • 00:22:54.250 --> 00:22:56.100
  • The church was supposed to have been a cord that is fallen
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  • where the slack goes out of it, and it is wrapped around
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  • the globe like this, lights in the darkness.
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  • And some of us are planning to be faithful,
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  • we're planning to get out of that mess that we're in.
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  • We're planning to stop sleeping around all the time.
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  • Listen, I'm casting no stones here.
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  • You cannot even fathom my background.
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  • We're just, we're planning it.
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  • We're going to at some point.
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  • And I wanna put a word on you straight out of the page
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  • of 1 Samuel 17.
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  • This weekend, it's time to run.
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  • It's time to run.
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  • You've got one shot at this thing,
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  • one shot at this thing.
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  • Your life will go like this.
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  • Your life will go like this.
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  • For you mothers in this room,
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  • what is it you want your children to be?
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  • I'm talking about in character, not in profession,
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  • become that.
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  • What is it?
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  • How do you want your life to turn out?
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  • Are you turned that way?
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  • Is the trajectory of your life turned that direction?
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  • Are you heading that way?
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  • Because here's the word for tonight, run,
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  • because here's the thing.
  • 00:24:14.090 --> 00:24:16.130
  • Giant defiant faith,
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  • it has fierce obedience to it.
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  • Listen, God has more for you than your mind
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  • has ever conceived,
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  • your eyes have ever seen, and your ears have ever heard.
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  • That is what he has planned for those who love him.
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  • That's 1 Corinthians 2:9.
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  • Do not waste five more minutes wavering back and forth
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  • and dancing between them.
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  • Run to your calling.
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  • What do we have to lose except purposelessness?
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  • What if we just turned away from being shattered all the time
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  • and let him just pull us together,
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  • bind up our wounds, and send us out fierce, what?
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  • He would do the impossible among us.
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  • Here we are, here's your church, and isn't she beautiful, Lord?
  • 00:25:12.170 --> 00:25:16.020
  • Isn't she beautiful?
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  • Oh, Lord, make warrior princesses out of these women,
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  • a warrior prince out of a man.
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  • Do it, make us fierce, make us warriors,
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  • the days are short,
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  • in the glorious and holy name of Jesus.
  • 00:25:31.080 --> 00:25:34.150
  • 00:25:35.060 --> 00:25:42.060
  • David heard the same thing they did,
  • 00:25:43.230 --> 00:25:47.060
  • why did David have a new reaction?
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  • Because here's what it comes down to.
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  • Are we gonna be the one that after all the taunts
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  • of the evil one,
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  • after all the taunts of that giant in our lives,
  • 00:25:58.250 --> 00:26:02.100
  • after all the self-taunting, all the self-condemnation,
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  • all of this coming against us,
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  • at what point might we hear that same thing coming at us,
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  • but we decide to have a different reaction?
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  • (Beth Moore) I am so full of joy this morning.
  • 00:26:17.290 --> 00:26:20.090
  • Anybody else got a little joy on 'em today?
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  • We're gonna lift it up
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  • and let the name of Jesus go forth in this place
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  • in such power and in such presence.
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  • We are so, so thrilled to be with you.
  • 00:26:34.120 --> 00:26:38.180
  • And I think what God's gonna remind us of today
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  • is that we're in the middle of the story.
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  • Do you not think that he's gonna tie up
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  • every thread where you are concerned,
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  • that he who started the plan knows how to end it?
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  • We're gonna get some confidence in him today
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  • in his ability to always bring something to a good finish.
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  • Can somebody say, "Hallelujah"?
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  • There's nothing, no sin, no transgression
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  • that exceeds the power of the cross.
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  • Thank you, God.
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