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Lift Up Your Eyes Part 5

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October 13, 2020
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Study one of the Bible's famous promises and learn how to fly; run and walk.

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Lift Up Your Eyes Part 5

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  • (female announcer)"Living Proof with Beth Moore"
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  • is sponsoredby the friends and partners
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  • of Living Proof Ministries.
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  • Sometimes you feel likethat you are living
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  • in a can of mixed nuts.
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  • [audience laughing]
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  • And I want you to know
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  • we get to be God's child.
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  • So many places we have to begrown up and we wanna be
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  • grown up in our faith and wewanna mature in our faith
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  • but I'm simply saying to you,you do have a place to go
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  • where you can shut the doorin with your God and go,
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  • cry, and say,"So-and-so hurt my feelings."
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • So Isaiah 40 and you getto just plant yourself right
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  • there so I'd like to heara couple of different things
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  • from you sothat we can review it
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  • because the morewe review it,
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  • the more you say it,particularly the more you
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  • write it, the more it's lockingdown in your consciousness
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  • and getting down inthe gray matter of our brain.
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  • So would you tell mewhat our two key words were
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  • for Isaiah chapter 40.
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  • There's two key things,two key attributes of God.
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  • What are the two words?
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  • Transcendence and immanence.
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  • And please, tell me whattranscendence is in short form.
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  • [audience reading aloud]
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  • (Beth Moore)Existing outsideof time and space.
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  • And what's the other word?
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  • Immanence.
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  • And tell methe short definition for it.
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  • Present within time and space.
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  • So number one is what?
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  • God is both--God is bothtranscendent and immanent.
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  • Number two is God isboth Creator and Sustainer.
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  • Number three, this isthe long sentence:
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  • God is both...
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  • [audience reading aloud]
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  • Does anybody lovethat point besides me?
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  • That God is both goingbefore us and coming to get us.
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  • And number four is what?
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  • God is both...
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  • [audience reading aloud]
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  • Infinitely strong
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  • and immanently tender.
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  • I have got to know that.
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  • I have got to know that.
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  • Now, look towardthe very end of Isaiah,
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  • chapter 40,because if you're like me,
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  • when I startedreading it last night,
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  • the part that was most familiarto you was right here
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  • at the end of it.
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  • And it is a promise to usand I want you to see it
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  • and we're gonna take it apartas much as our time will allow.
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  • So it's going to startin verse 27.
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  • Isaiah 40, verse 27:"Why do you say,
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  • "O Jacob, and speak, O Israel,'My way is hidden from the Lord,
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  • "and my right isdisregarded by my God'?
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  • "Have you not known?
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  • "Have you not heard?
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  • "The Lord isthe everlasting God,
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  • "the Creator of the endsof the earth.
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  • "He does not faintor grow weary;
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  • "his understandingis unsearchable.
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  • He gives power to the faint."
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  • Anybody?
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  • "To him who has no mighthe increases strength.
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  • "Even youths shallfaint and be weary,
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  • "and young menshall fall exhausted; but they,"
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  • somebody say, "But they."
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  • "But they who waitfor the Lord shall renew
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  • "their strength; they shallmount up with wings like eagles;
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  • "they shall runand not be weary;
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  • and they shall walkand not faint."
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  • Anybody lovethat besides me today?
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  • Anybody love that?
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  • I got to remind you what statethese people are in because
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  • this is looking to a time,the prophecy that is in Isaiah
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  • chapter 40, is looking aheadto the time when they
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  • would very much be captivein Babylon and they would be
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  • absolutely miserable,absolutely miserable.
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  • And the promise would haveto come back to them:
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  • "I have no intentionof leaving you there,
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  • I will take you home,"
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  • but I wanna hear--I wantyou to hear with me,
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  • you can sit right where you arebut I'm gonna read you just
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  • a couple of verses outof Psalm 137 and the reason
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  • why Psalm 137 is so significantto our story, and what we're
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  • in the middle of in Isaiah 40,is because it is written
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  • by the captive while theyare there in Babylon.
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  • And it gives yousome of the feeling there.
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  • So I wanna readthese verses to you.
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  • It says in verse 1,Psalm 137:
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  • "By the waters of Babylon,there we sat down and wept,
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  • "when we remembered Zion.
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  • On the willows therewe hung up our lyres,"
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  • and it's like our harps.
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  • "For there our captorsrequired of us songs,
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  • "our tormentors, mirth, saying,
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  • "'Sing usone of the songs of Zion!'
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  • How shall we sing the Lord'ssong in a foreign land?"
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  • I wonder if that resonateswith anybody in the room?
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  • Did you notice it said, "By--"
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  • What were theysitting by in Babylon?
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  • Somebody tell me, anybody?
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  • "Sitting by the riversin Babylon."
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  • Why do you think theywere sitting by those rivers?
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  • Well, they would have lookedback over the great deliverance
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  • of God and their past.
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  • It would have been the timewhen they came out of Egypt
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  • and they were going to be chasedby Pharaoh and his army
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  • and they came to the Red Seaand what happened was
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  • that God said to Moses,"Hold up your staff,"
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  • and I mean, he held it upand those waters parted.
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  • And it said that theycrossed over on dry ground.
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  • There's somethingmarvelous about realizing
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  • that when they went across,it wasn't just that he parted
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  • the waters but literallyhe sucked the water
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  • out of the ground so theywouldn't be going, like, "Eugh."
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  • You know what I'm saying?
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  • Like, now it's like,"Move it, move it, move it."
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  • Because there werea lot of people that needed
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  • to go across and the waters,of course, came back together.
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  • Same thing happens 40 yearslater when they're
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  • on the edge of Canaan,the Promised Land,
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  • only this timeit's the River Jordan.
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  • Sure enough,it parts again.
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  • Only, this time, he tells thepriest he's gonna call upon them
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  • for faith because he knowsthey're going to live by faith
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  • when they getin that Promised Land
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  • because he's shownthem all manner of manna,
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  • in the wilderness theyhave had a cloudy pillar
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  • by day and fire by night.
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  • They've seen all mannerof wonders but he knows now
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  • he's gonna take 'eminto the land
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  • of milk and honey and they'regonna have to live by faith
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  • because they won'thave those daily manifestations
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  • of his presence like they'dhad before and so he, this time,
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  • tells the priest,
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  • "You go in that waterand you touch your feet
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  • into it and then it will part,"
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  • and that'sexactly what it did.
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  • And they crossed over again.
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  • So I wonder why theywent and sat by this river,
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  • except to wait for it to part?
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  • And it doesn't.
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  • And sometimes, we thinkbecause God doesn't come along
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  • with the exact same miraclehe did for us before,
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  • that we're not goingto get that miracle at all.
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  • Oh, he had a miraclefor them, all right.
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  • He literally was going to takea completely pagan king named
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  • Cyrus, the king of Persia,and he was gonna put it
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  • on his heart to free thosecaptives and send them home
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  • by his decree.
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  • Waters wouldn't have parted,but he would very much
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  • perform a miracle.
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  • Maybe you keep lookingfor the same miracle
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  • over and over againand he's got something
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  • entirely new to show you.
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  • Maybe--maybe, maybe, maybe,what God wants to do for you,
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  • you have neverseen in your life.
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  • Would anybodybe open to that,
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  • anybody be open to that?
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  • Looking back atIsaiah chapter 40,
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  • I want you to seethat gorgeous reference:
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  • "mounting up with wings likeeagles; running and being weary,
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  • and walking and not fainting."
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  • Now, notice thatit is conditional.
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  • It says, "Those whowait upon the Lord,
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  • those who wait upon the Lord."
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  • It is the most gorgeous,gorgeous word.
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  • In Hebrew it is a wordthat means and really
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  • the Greek words for hope, alsoa wait, also mean very similar
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  • to the same thing as dothe other Hebrew words
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  • that are also translatedwait or hope.
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  • It means to waitwith anxious expectation.
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  • It implies that it
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  • is a very confident hope,
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  • that you can know it's coming,that though it has not come,
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  • you can know thathe promised it would.
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  • That when you're wearyand you feel like you
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  • do not have the strengthto go on, that you can know,
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  • Lord, I am trusting youfor this,
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  • I know you willcome through for me.
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  • A couple of days ago wentover a situation that I have.
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  • I just felt, like,"You know, I don't know
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  • if I have an ounce of strengthleft for this."
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  • Well, yes, I did.
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  • I just had to waita few minutes on it.
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  • Anybody know whatI'm talking about?
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  • Just that, Lord, justconfessing to him over and over,
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  • this is what you promised me.
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  • This is what you've said.
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  • It's not a passivekind of waiting.
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  • It is a confident waiting,a confident kind of faith
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  • that says, "My God is wellable and he will--
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  • "he will see me through.
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  • He will."
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  • I may feel like I do not havean ounce of strength right
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  • this moment, but my Godknows my estate.
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  • He has promised to bemy strength in weakness,
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  • and my God willcome through for me.
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  • And the beautiful thing aboutdivine strength, listen to me.
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  • I wanna see somehands in this room.
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  • Have any of you, by God'spower, that you know
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  • specifically it was God.
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  • You were ina relationship with him,
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  • you know that it was him.
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  • How many of you have gottenthrough something that you
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  • look back over the courseof your life and think,
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  • "There is noconceivable way, none,"
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  • anybody, anybody?
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  • What do you do with that?
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  • See, here's what happens.
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  • Here's what'sso beautiful about that.
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  • This is why I don'tjust believe in Jesus.
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  • I know whom I believeand I'm persuaded
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  • that he is able to protectwhat has been entrusted
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  • to me until that day.
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  • In other words, let metell you something.
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  • Ain't no imaginary friendon earth can do for me
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  • what Jesus has done for me.
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  • There is no--not enoughof a mind concentration focus,
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  • not enough of tryingto call things into being
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  • on my own strength.
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  • Nobody could have done for mewhat Jesus has done for me.
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  • And when you know good and wellhe has given you the strength
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  • to endure something that yougot to the other side of it
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  • and you knew youdid not have it in you,
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  • you knew, you knew.
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  • There's nothing like that 'causeyou're not laying in bed going,
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  • "I wonder if he's out thereor not," because you knew
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  • that that very day he had madea miracle of you.
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  • Listen, sometime we wanthim to do a miracle out
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  • here so badly,"Perform a miracle, perform a--"
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  • Do you know what he wants?
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  • I mean, he performs all sortsof things but he's looking
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  • for us to be a walking wonder.
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  • There is no, honestly,no excuse for my life
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  • except that Jesus is Lord.
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  • He loves me, that he'spowerful and has mercy on me,
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  • and has given medivine strength, amen?
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  • My pastor, one time,
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  • said to us,
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  • "Do you know, you just walkwith Jesus a long time
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  • "and the thing aboutthe Word and the Spirit
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  • is it falls fresh,"
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  • 'cause it's like, you know,breath so it's just like, fresh.
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  • And I think it's different, it'sdistinct from everything else
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  • because of that capacitythat an ancient word can
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  • still come to you with just--like it was said this morning.
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  • And he said to us, he said,"Do you honestly--
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  • "do you want to getto the end of your life,
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  • and your lifeto have been explainable?"
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  • And I was, like,you know, I told him at lunch,
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  • I said--I don't know how anybodyelse reacted but I was all,
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  • like, "No, I do not."
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  • [audience laughing]
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  • No, I don't.No, I don't.
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  • I don't know whatthat signs me up for.
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  • Life that's harderthan I can live.
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  • See, you can't do your calling.
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  • You're incapable of it.
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  • I'm incapable of mine.
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  • What we have been calledto do before the foundation
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  • of the world is somethingonly God can do through us.
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  • It's impossible for us.
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  • We have to allow himto do it through us,
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  • which mean it just pushes ussometimes to the absolute brink,
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  • but I can tell you this.
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  • When our lives are over,there'll be one excuse for him:
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  • Jesus is Lord.Jesus is Lord.
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  • That's it, that's it,that's what I'm looking for.
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  • I want you to watch thisprogression here
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  • because it seems like it'sgoing from high to low.
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  • It seems like it's a digressionbecause it talks about mounting
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  • up on wings like eagles and thenrunning and not being weary,
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  • then walking and not fainting.
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  • So it's these bigto medium to small,
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  • but I hope to be able to proveto you that perhaps
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  • the exact opposite is truewhen we're living it out.
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  • (Beth)We live in a worldof so much clamor and chaos,
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  • so much noise, so many voicestalking at the same time
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  • and often over one another.
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  • We don't always knowwho to listen to.
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  • We're becoming more and moreconditioned to just look
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  • at short, quick clipsof Scripture that may bless us,
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  • but they cannot feed us,and they don't transform us.
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  • But for those of us in Christ,
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  • we know who we wantto hear from.
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  • We want to hearfrom God himself.
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  • We want eternal words that areetched in holy concrete,
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  • yet animated with theHoly Spirit of the living God.
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  • to these wonderful pages.
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  • Be transformed by what it meansto be free in Christ.
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  • Galatians came looking for me.
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  • (male announcer)Come join us.
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  • So here's what I wanna do.
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  • I wanna bring upa couple of screens
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  • because I'd love for you,if you still have it
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  • in you, to fill this in.
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  • I want you to write downthe words "fly," "run,"
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  • and "walk," and each of themis gonna have a key word.
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  • Now what I'm hoping for,this is the teacher in me,
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  • that years from now, when youthink about this verse or you
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  • hear someone speak of it, or itjust comes back to your mind,
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  • that immediately you wereable to think up these
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  • three key words and that it willstir you back up in your faith.
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  • So we've got three things here.
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  • It's talking about mountingup with wings like eagles.
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  • So, that's flying.
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  • And then it's talkingabout running
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  • and it's talking about walking.
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  • Well, there are three ways,one word for each that we
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  • can remember whatthose things mean.
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  • Okay, key word, writeunder "Fly": effortlessness.
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  • The key word, the associationthat when you think,
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  • "What would it be like in thismetaphor to mount up
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  • with wings like eagles.
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  • It's really fun.
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  • In one of the early manuscripts,it is translated
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  • "to sprout wings,to grow wings, and fly.
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  • It's kind of beautiful.
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  • I don't--I'm notsure it's sound,
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  • but it's beautiful.
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  • I'll tell you that,but it is the idea,
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  • this effortlessness,
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  • of God literally allwe'd have to do is,
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  • like, just raise up our wingsin this metaphor and his Spirit,
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  • the wind of his Spirit,would literally carry us.
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  • Now, I'm gonna tell you'cause I'm gonna try to throw
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  • out, this is a personal exampleand you think in terms
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  • of whatever your zone may be,that you love this.
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  • In whatever you havebeen called to do,
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  • many of you have beencalled to teach.
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  • Many of you have been calledto minister in ways
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  • that you know are beyond youand called to do things
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  • that you know you cannot do.
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  • And there are times when youdo them that you know in--
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  • that for whatever reason,in that moment it is
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  • absolutely effortless.
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  • Now, for me andwhat I do, it's what
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  • I'm after morethan anything else.
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  • If I could finda formula for it,
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  • I would do anything.
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  • I would absolutely do anything.
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  • I would twist myselfinto a pretzel if it took--
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  • if I ever figured out--
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  • listen, if you would fastthree days and if you pray
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  • like this and if youwouldn't watch any TV,
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  • if I could think up a formulafor what it would be like
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  • to simply gominister and when I do,
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  • all I have to dois stand there.
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  • Now, I'm being--I've prepared.
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  • My notes are here.
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  • But all I have to do,literally, it's effortless.
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  • It's effortless.
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  • I mean, I'm just likeraising my wings and I mean,
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  • his Spirit comesand it's up we go,
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  • and I'm not even--I don'teven have to be self-conscious.
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  • It's where you just get to befreed from your own self
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  • and your own big egoand you don't--I don't
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  • have to be, like,pinned to my notes.
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  • It's just coming.
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  • Anybody know whatI'm talking about?
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  • That's what we'reall--that's the high to me.
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  • That's when I would tell youthere ain't no high
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  • like the Most High.
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  • When you do a work in his namethat is literally for whatever
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  • reason takingnothing out of you,
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  • and you're just going,like, "What was that?
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  • What was that?"
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  • And after all that work you'reenergized instead of depleted.
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  • That is--that's the fly zone.
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  • That's a beautiful thing.
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  • But if you ask me about howoften that happens to me,
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  • often enough to whereI'm so blessed
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  • and so thankful all the time?
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  • Heck, no.No, no.
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  • Mostly, I'm doingone of the next two.
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  • So there's mounting uplike eagles,
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  • there's flying, and whatis the key word to it?
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  • Effortlessness.
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  • Run is the next word.
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  • So remember, it seemslike we're going down,
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  • but I hope to prove to youwe're really going up.
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  • The key word is athleticismand let me see if I can
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  • explain it to you.
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  • Especially from a New Testamentpoint of view because running
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  • in the Word of God, if youbrought up one of my very
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  • favorite things to do withany kind of topic is just go
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  • into a word search, bringup every single time it appears
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  • in Scripture and I did thiswith running to look for,
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  • for you in researchfor this lesson,
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  • for every single timeit appears in Scripture.
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  • And running is always associatedwith either some kind of
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  • athleticism which I'm gonnaget to in just a moment,
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  • or with urgency.
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  • So we see that, that they ranto do this or they ran--
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  • or it might be that they ranaway but there's either gonna be
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  • a sense of urgency to itor a fleeing or running
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  • to or there's going to be thisathleticism and I think
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  • with our metaphor asa New Testament believer,
  • 00:20:38.062 --> 00:20:40.564
  • this would be most forthrightin what you and I would wanna
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  • understand today.
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  • Now, there's an inescapableconnection to competition
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  • but I want you to hear it in itscontext and understand that,
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  • for us, we are nevercalled to compete
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  • with our fellow humans.
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  • What we're runningagainst is the darkness
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  • of this world, isthe faithfulness of this world,
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  • is a whole lot of opposition,
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  • probably a wholelot of criticism,
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  • probably being really,
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  • really misunderstoodand all sorts of things
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  • that go along with it, that isnot competing against people.
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  • It is that we have a very,very strong foe who is
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  • fighting us tooth and nail.
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  • And I want you to understandthat competition
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  • has a good connotationin the New Testament.
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  • Paul speaks of runningin this way.
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  • Listen to this, I'm just gonnathrow out a few of these to you.
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  • 1 Corinthians 9:24: "Do younot know that in a race all
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  • "the runners run, but onlyone receives the prize?
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  • So run that you may obtain it."
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  • Doesn't meanthat there's only one
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  • that's gonna get the prize.
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  • He's saying,"Run as if you're the one.
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  • Run, press forward."
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  • Philippians chapter 3 says:
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  • "Press forward,strain toward the goal."
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  • Philippians 2:16:"Hold fast to the word of life,
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  • so that I may be proud thatI did not run or labor in vain."
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  • You know Hebrews 12:1.
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  • If any of the "run"Scriptures resonate with you,
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  • it's probably this onethat we know the best:
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  • "Therefore, since we aresurrounded by so great
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  • "a cloud of witnesses,let us lay aside every weight,
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  • "and the sin which clingsso closely, and let us run
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  • with endurance the racethat is set before us."
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  • This is the metaphor associatedwith racing and straining
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  • forward to the goaland it's about
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  • the differencebetween flying effortlessly
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  • and when you'rerunning your race
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  • and you can feel the sweatrunning down your back.
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  • Does anybody knowwhat I'm talking about?
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  • See, never, neverdiscount the beauty of that.
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  • When God is calling upon you,he's doing his thing.
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  • He's doing a complete miraclethrough you and you have
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  • the privilege of participatingin it by giving it every single
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  • thing you have got.
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  • Everything you've got.
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  • Where you know he pressedyou to the absolute limit
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  • of what you feel like yourperson could even bear.
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  • But you will know when youcross that finish line,
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  • man, you ranwith everything you had.
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  • Anybody know whatI'm talking about?
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  • This is the burn zone.
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  • This is theathleticism that says,
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  • "We gotta stay in shape,"and I'm talking about
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  • spiritually speaking.
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  • We got to stay in the Word,
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  • we gotta keep ourprayer lives up.
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  • We gotta fightfor our families.
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  • We gotta hang in thereand do the thing.
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  • We gotta keep the faith.
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  • We're gonna hangin here and do it.
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  • And this is whenwe're running and I mean,
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  • sometimes it's really, reallyhard and we can feel the muscles
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  • burning inthe back of our thighs
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  • and we can feelour lungs burning.
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  • That's athleticism.
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  • That is, "I am goingto persevere.
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  • I am going to endure."
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  • 2 Timothy 4:7 says itso beautifully:
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  • "I have fought the good fight,I have finished the race,
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  • I have kept the faith."
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  • Listen, of allthe things the enemy is
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  • after, we--he'safter my marriage,
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  • he's after my family,
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  • he's after this,he's after that, he's--
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  • Listen, you know what hewants more than anything else?
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  • He wants our faith.He wants our faith.
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  • He wants our faith.
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  • What's the last one?
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  • What's that last verb?
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  • Walk.
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  • Would you write thekey word underneath it?
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  • This is the word "Abiding."
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  • Abiding.
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  • Ephesians 5:15: "Lookcarefully then how you walk,
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  • not as unwise but as wise."
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  • Colossians 2:6.
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  • This one really is it:
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  • "Therefore, as you receivedChrist Jesus as Lord,
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  • so walk in him."
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  • This is really the one
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  • because it says just,you know what, keep walking.
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  • Keep walking.Keep walking.
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  • That's why it'sthe beauty of it.
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  • And I don't think Iwould ever have caught this
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  • except that oneof my commentaries,
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  • one of the scholars,said such a thing.
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  • He said, "Actually," he said,
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  • "the true miracle isthat we just keep walking."
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  • I mean, anybody can enjoy flyingand it's pretty fun to run.
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  • But I mean, when it just comesto "We're gonna hang in there.
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  • We're on our way to Zion.
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  • This is a rough place to live,a lot of pain in this world and,
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  • you know what?
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  • I'm just gonna keep puttingone foot in front of the other
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  • and when I'm bored,when I'm not seeing anything,
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  • when maybe I'm notfeeling anything,
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  • or maybe I'm feeling everything,maybe I feel torn up,
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  • maybe I feel joyful.
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  • Whatever it is,I'm just gonna keep walking.
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  • I'm just gonnakeep walking.
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  • I'm just gonna keep walking.
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  • And that, really, is the slowdrip of divine strength,
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  • just be faithful,just be faithful.
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  • I wanna speak thisover somebody.
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  • I wanna speak thisover somebody that thinks,
  • 00:25:41.498 --> 00:25:45.336
  • "You know what?
  • 00:25:45.369 --> 00:25:46.670
  • "I will never win backthe respect of people again.
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  • "I so blew it.
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  • "And what they don't know is,I really did repent,
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  • "I really have changed.
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  • And I keep tellingthem that I did."
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  • But, see, that doesn't reallywork 'cause when they see
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  • something like that,when people have been
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  • hurt, they're all like,"You know what?
  • 00:26:03.087 --> 00:26:04.989
  • "I tell you what, I can forgiveimmediately but I'm not gonna
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  • trust immediately because trustis something that we earn."
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  • Anybody know whatI'm talking about?
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  • But let me tell youwhat will happen.
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  • If you justcontinue to keep walking,
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  • this is what we don't wanna do.
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  • No, no, I need youto believe me now.
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  • No, no, walk it outin front of them.
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  • Walk faithfully.
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  • If it takes one year,five years,
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  • to win back theirrespect, so what?
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  • So what?
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  • Just walk faithfully with God.
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  • Just walkfaithfully with God.
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  • Sooner or later, if peoplethink you were an imposter,
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  • your life will prove differentlywhen you simply do not quit.
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  • Do not quit.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • God will teach me through hisWord things that will make me
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  • experienced in waysI have never experienced.
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  • You understandwhat I'm saying?
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  • We don't have to learneverything by experience.
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  • We learn the deepestthings by experience,
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  • but what he's saying is I canso equip you with my Word
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  • that you will be as onewho is experienced
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  • in ways that youhave never even known.
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  • (Beth)The online experienceof "Now That Faith has Come"
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