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January 23, 2017
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Matt & Laurie Crouch host Mosaic Conference 2016 with Erwin McManus and Joel Milgate.

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  • [MUSIC]
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  • -I LOVE THE FACT THAT WHENEVER GOD HAS A BIG TASK HE
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  • RAISES SOMEONE UP OUT OF THE WILDERNESS AND SAYS I PICKED YOU
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  • FOR THIS MOMENT. YOU CANNOT CREATE SOMETHING NEW IF YOU DO
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  • NOT ALLOW GOD TO DO SOMETHING NEW INSIDE OF YOU. -AND IF WE
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  • DON'T DEAL WITH WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE INSIDE, WE CAN NEVER OWN
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  • THE SPACE THAT GOD WANTS US TO OWN ON THE OUTSIDE. AND IF YOU
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  • AVOID THE CALLING IN THAT PLACE, YOU CAN NEVER OWN THE SPACE.
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • TELL ME ALL YOUR SECRETS
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  • TELL ME EVERYTHING
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  • SHOW ME HOW TO LOVE YOU
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  • SHOW ME HOW TO LIVE
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  • WHEREVER I GO,
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  • WHATEVER I LOSE
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  • ALL I WANT IS TO BE WITH YOU
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  • I WANNA KNOW YOUR HEARTBEAT, HEARTBEAT
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  • SHOW ME HOW YOUR HEART BEATS, HEART BEATS
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  • THE RHYTHM OF YOUR LOVE IS FOR ME
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  • I WANNA KNOW YOUR, I WANNA KNOW YOUR
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  • HEARTBEAT
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • WHEREVE I GO,
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  • WHATEVER I LOSE
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  • ALL I WANT IS TO BE WITH YOU
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  • WHEREVER I GO,
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  • WHATEVER I LOSE
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  • ALL I WANT IS TO BE WITH YOU
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  • I WANNA KNOW YOUR HEARTBEAT, HEARBEAT
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  • -LET ME HEAR YOU SING IT!
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  • SHOW ME HOW YOUR HEART BEATS, HEART BEATS
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  • I WANNA KNOW YOUR HEARTBEAT, HEARTBEAT
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  • SHOW ME HOW YOUR HEART BEATS, HEART BEATS
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  • THE RHYTHM OF YOUR LOVE IS FOR ME
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  • I WANNA KNOW YOUR,
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  • I WANNA KNOW YOUR
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  • HEARTBEAT
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • [APPLAUSE]
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • MATT CROUCH: "A VOICE IN THE WILDERNESS", KIND OF WHERE
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  • DID THAT THEME COME FROM FOR YOUR CONFERENCE? ERWIN MCMANUS:
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  • WELL, THE THEME, FOR ME, IS VERY PERSONAL, AND I THINK IT SPEAKS
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  • TO SEVERAL DIFFERENT ASPECTS. ONE IS THAT I THINK MOST OF US
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  • IN OUR LIFE FEEL LIKE WE'RE WANDERING IN A WILDERNESS, AND
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  • FEEL AS IF WE'RE LOST AND ALONE IN THE WORLD. AND SOMETIMES WE
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  • FEEL LIKE WE'RE THE ONLY PEOPLE THAT DON'T FIT INTO THE WORLD
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  • UNTIL WE REALIZE THAT ALMOST, BASICALLY, EVERYONE FEELS THAT
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  • WAY. AND SO WE CHOSE THE THEME, FIRST OF ALL, TO SAY, HEY, IF
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  • YOU'RE WANDERING IN A DESERT, IF YOU FEEL LIKE YOUR LIFE IS IN A
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  • WILDERNESS, THERE'S A VOICE THAT'S CALLING YOU HOME. AND WE
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  • WANTED TO REMIND, NOT ONLY PEOPLE WITHOUT GOD THAT THERE'S
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  • A VOICE THAT'S ALWAYS CALLING THEM HOME, BUT ALSO WANTED TO
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  • REMIND THE CHURCH THAT WE'RE SUPPOSED TO BE A VOICE IN THE
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  • WILDERNESS. AND SOMETIMES IT CAN BECOME EASY TO JUST SAY, HEY, I
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  • HAVE A RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD, I HAVE A RELATIONSHIP WITH CHRIST
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  • AND JUST KIND OF TAKE CARE OF MY FAMILY AND DO MY JOB AND GO TO
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  • CHURCH AND ASK GOD TO KIND OF KEEP ME IN MY SAFE WORLD. BUT
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  • IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT FOR US TO STEP INTO THE WILDERNESS BECAUSE
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  • WE'RE THAT VOICE IN THE WILDERNESS. MATT CROUCH: DON'T
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  • MAKE ANY MISTAKE, THIS IS NOT A NORMAL PRAISE PROGRAM, I ASSURE
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  • YOU. I HOPE THAT THE UNDERTONE OF WHAT THIS IS IS A VERY
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  • SERIOUS MATTER BECAUSE ERWIN AND THE MOSAIC MOVEMENT IS A VERY
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  • UNIQUE MOVEMENT. I KNOW YOU WELL ENOUGH TO KNOW THAT HE DOESN'T
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  • PREACH FOR YOU, HE PREACHES FOR THE PERSON THAT WILL NEVER STOP
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  • ON THE THIS CHANNEL. HE PREACHES FOR THE PERSON THAT WALKED BY
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  • HIS CHURCH AND THOUGHT IT WAS IRRELEVANT. AND EVERYTHING THAT
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  • HE DOES AND SAYS IS FOR THE LOST. AND YOU'RE DOING A REALLY
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  • NICE JOB BEING ENCOURAGING AND ALL OF THAT, LAURIE CROUCH: LIKE
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  • CHRISTIAN TELEVISION. -AND YOU'VE GOT A SMILE ON YOUR FACE,
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  • BUT THERE'S A PART OF YOU THAT REALLY WANTS TO SHAKE THE CHURCH
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  • TO THE CORE. IS THAT TRUE? -WHEN I BECAME A FOLLOWER OF
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  • JESUS, MY INTENTION WAS TO NEVER BE AN ENEMY OF THE CHURCH. MY
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  • INTENTION WAS, YOU KNOW, TO BE AN ADVOCATE FOR THE CHURCH, TO
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  • PIONEER THE CHURCH. BUT I THINK YOU KNOW ME WELL ENOUGH, IT
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  • FRUSTRATES ME. I FEEL LIKE THE WAY YOU BECOME FAMOUS AS A
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  • CHRISTIAN PREACHER IS YOU LEARN HOW TO PREACH TO CHRISTIANS. AND
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  • IF YOU SAY ALL THE RIGHT CLICHES AND IF YOU SAY ALL THE RIGHT
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  • STUFF, IF YOU LEARN ALL THE RIGHT JARGON, YOU BECAME FAMOUS
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  • AS A CHRISTIAN. BUT THE MORE YOU BECOME FAMOUS AS A CHRISTIAN,
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  • THE MORE YOU BECOME IRRELEVANT TO AN UNBELIEVING WORLD. THAT'S
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  • WHY, FOR ME, A VOICE IN THE WILDERNESS WAS SO IMPORTANT
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  • BECAUSE I FEEL LIKE THE PEOPLE THAT I KNOW AND THAT I LOVE THAT
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  • LIVE IN THE CITY AND LIVE ACROSS THE WORLD THAT HAVE ACTUALLY
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  • REJECTED JESUS, A LOT IS JUST BECAUSE OF HOW HOLLOW OUR
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  • ANSWERS HAVE BEEN, AND HOW FAKE OUR CULTURE HAS BEEN. AND SO
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  • WITHOUT TRYING TO THROW SHADE, AND WITHOUT TRYING TO FEEL LIKE
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  • I'M NOT ON THE TEAM, I'M ON THE TEAM. I COULDN'T BE MORE
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  • COMMITTED TO THE CHURCH. I COULDN'T BE MORE COMMITTED TO
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  • THE PEOPLE OF JESUS. I JUST FEEL LIKE WE SOLD OUR SOULS FOR
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  • HAVING POPULARITY AMONG OURSELVES. AND THEN WE BLAME THE
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  • WORLD FOR BEING CLOSED TO JESUS, BUT REALLY WHAT IT IS IS WE
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  • HAVEN'T DONE THE HARD WORK OF TRANSLATING THE MESSAGE OF JESUS
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  • IN A WAY THAT MAKES SENSE TO THEM.
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • ERWIN MCMANUS: SO OUR THEME
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  • HAS BEEN "A VOICE IN THE WILDERNESS". AND WHEN WE
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  • BEGAN THIS CONVERSATION, MY OPENING WORD WAS BREATHE,
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  • BECAUSE IF YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE A VOICE, YOU HAVE TO BREATHE.
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  • BECAUSE BEFORE YOU EVER SAY A WORD, YOU HAVE TO INHALE, YOU
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  • HAVE TO HAVE SOMETHING INSIDE OF YOU THAT LITERALLY PROPELS WHAT
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  • IS INSIDE OF YOU OUT INTO THE WORLD. THAT'S THE BEAUTY OF THE
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  • CREATIVE PROCESS; THAT TO CREATE YOU HAVE TO HAVE SOMETHING TO
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  • SAY, YOU HAVE TO HAVE A VOICE. AND TO ALLOW YOUR VOICE TO BE
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  • HEARD, YOU HAVE TO BREATHE AND HAVE LIFE IN YOU. WOULDN'T IT BE
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  • AN INCREDIBLE WORLD IF WE ONLY CREATED OUT OF LIFE? THAT WE
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  • NEVER AGAIN TRIED TO CREATE OUT OF DEATH? OUT OF VIOLENCE? OUT
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  • OF ANGER? OUT OF BITTERNESS? OUT OF DESPAIR? THAT WE CREATED AS
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  • AN ACT OF HOPE? BECAUSE IN THE END, THE CREATIVE PROCESS IS
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  • ALWAYS AN ACT OF HOPE, THAT BELIEVES THAT SOMETHING CAN COME
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  • INTO EXISTENCE THAT DOES NOT YET EXIST. BUT I FIND THAT WE ALL
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  • WANT TO HAVE A VOICE AND BE A VOICE. BUT WE REALLY DON'T WANT
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  • TO EXPERIENCE THE WILDERNESS OR THE DESERT. BUT WHEN JOHN THE
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  • BAPTIST WALKED BEFORE JESUS WAS RECOGNIZED, HE WAS KNOWN AS A
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  • VOICE IN THE WILDERNESS. HE CAME OUT OF THE WILDERNESS DECLARING
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  • A MESSAGE OF HOPE AND LIFE AND FREEDOM. AND THE REASON THAT
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  • THIS PARTICULAR DESIGNATION WAS GIVEN TO JOHN IS THAT HE WAS
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  • ALMOST A SHADOW OF AN EARLIER PROPHET NAMED ELIJAH. AND IN
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  • FACT, THEY ASKED, ARE YOU ELIJAH? WHICH IS AN ODD QUESTION
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  • TO ASK GENERATIONS AFTER ELIJAH LIVED. BUT THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL
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  • EXPECTED THAT ELIJAH WOULD RETURN AND HE WOULD BE A PROMISE
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  • OF THE MESSIAH TO COME. AND IT WAS ELIJAH WHO WAS THAT ORIGINAL
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  • VOICE IN THE WILDERNESS. HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT YOU WERE IN A
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  • PARADISE AND QUICKLY REALIZED YOU WERE IN A WILDERNESS? OR
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  • THOUGHT THAT YOU WERE ABOUT TO LIVE OUT THE CALM, COOL LIFE OF
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  • TENDING A GARDEN AND QUICKLY YOU FOUND YOURSELF WANDERING THROUGH
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  • A DESERT. SEE, I THINK SOMETIMES WE CAN MAKE LANGUAGE SO POETIC
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  • AND SO FLOWERY THAT WE DISGUISE THE DEEP PAIN THAT LIFE CAN
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  • BRING SOMETIMES. SEE, I AM CONVINCED WE ALL HAVE A VOICE,
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  • BUT I ALSO WONDER HOW MANY TIMES WE HAVE RUN FROM THE DESERT WHEN
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  • THE DESERT EXACTLY IS THE PLACE WHERE GOD WANTS TO MEET US? IN
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  • 1ST KINGS 19 WE HAVE A MOMENT IN THE LIFE OF ELIJAH. IT SAYS NOW
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  • AHAB TOLD JEZEBEL EVERYTHING ELIJAH HAD DONE AND HOW HE HAD
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  • KILLED ALL THE PROPHETS WITH A SWORD. SO JEZEBEL SENT A
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  • MESSENGER TO ELIJAH TO SAY, MAY THE GODS DEAL WITH ME, BE IT
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  • EVER SO SEVERELY, IF BY THIS TIME TOMORROW, I DO NOT MAKE
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  • YOUR LIFE LIKE ONE OF THEM. ELIJAH WAS AFRAID AND RAN FOR
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  • HIS LIFE! WHEN HE CAME TO BEERSHEBA IN JUDAH, HE LEFT HIS
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  • SERVANT THERE AND HE CAME TO A BROOMBUSH AND SAT DOWN UNDER IT
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  • AND PRAYED THAT HE MIGHT DIE. I'VE HAD ENOUGH, LORD, HE SAID.
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  • TAKE MY LIFE. I AM NO BETTER THAN MY ANCESTORS. THIS IS ONE
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  • OF THOSE PECULIAR TRANSITIONS THAT I'VE EVER SEEN IN SOMEONE'S
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  • LIFE. IF YOU DON'T KNOW THE IMMEDIATE BACKSTORY, WHAT
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  • HAPPENED JUST BEFORE THAT IS ELIJAH, BY HIMSELF, GOES TO WAR
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  • AGAINST 100S OF PROPHETS OF FALSE GODS; WORSHIPERS OF BA'AL
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  • AND BALICK. AND THEY SET UP 2 ALTARS AND THEY CRY OUT TO THEIR
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  • GODS TO SEE IF THEIR GODS COULD BRING FIRE FROM HEAVEN TO SET T
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  • HE ALTAR ON FIRE. AND THEN ELIJAH WAS TO CRY OUT TO HIS
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  • GOD, AND ASK HIM TO ASK THE ALTAR ON FIRE. AND OF COURSE,
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  • ELIJAH TOLD THEM TO GO FIRST AND AS THEY PRAYED AND PRAYED AND
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  • PRAYED, AND THEY ACTUALLY BEGAN TO CUT THEMSELVES AS AN ACT OF
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  • SACRIFICE TO MOTIVATE THEIR GODS TO ACT. BUT OF COURSE, THEIR
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  • GODS COULD NOT ACT BECAUSE THEY WERE NOT GODS SO THEY COULD NOT
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  • ACT. AND THEN IT WAS ELIJAH'S TURN, AND AFTER ELIJAH SIMPLY
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  • LAID OUT 1 PRAYER SO THAT EVERYONE COULD HEAR IT, IT TELLS
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  • US THAT FIRE CAME DOWN FROM HEAVEN AND CONSUMED THE ALTAR
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  • THAT BEFOREHAND ELIJAH HAD DRENCHED IN WATER JUST TO MAKE
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  • IT A LITTLE MORE DIFFICULT. NOW HOW COULD A MAN WITH THAT LEVEL
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  • OF CONFIDENCE IN GOD SUDDENLY FIND HIMSELF HERE? SO RIGHT
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  • AFTER THAT, JEZEBEL SENDS A MESSAGE TO ELIJAH, I'M GOING TO
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  • KILL YOU BY TOMORROW. NOW YOU WOULD THINK THIS PARTICULAR
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  • INDIVIDUAL WHO STOOD IN FRONT OF 100S OF FALSE PROPHETS PRAYED TO
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  • HEAVEN AND SAW FIRE COME DOWN, WOULD JUST LAUGH THAT OFF! WHO
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  • IS THIS WOMAN, JEZEBEL? WHO DOES SHE THINK SHE IS? I MEAN,
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  • REALLY, DOES ANYONE HAVE A CHILD NAMED JEZEBEL? I MEAN, NO ONE
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  • NAMED THEIR DAUGHTER JEZEBEL. YOU MAY HAVE A DALMATION OR DOG
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  • NAMED JEZEBEL, BUT YOU DO NOT HAVE A DAUGHTER NAMED JEZEBEL.
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  • JEZEBEL NEVER BECAME POPULAR BECAUSE OF WHO SHE WAS, THE WIFE
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  • OF AHAB, BUT SHE PERSONIFIES EVIL. SHE PERSONIFIES DARKNESS
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  • AND HATRED, AND VIOLENCE. AND INSTEAD OF STANDING THE WAY HE
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  • STOOD JUST BEFORE, HE RUNS FOR HIS LIFE. AND I THINK THIS IS A
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  • PART OF THE IRRATIONAL NATURE OF THE HUMAN SPIRIT. SEE, WHAT WILL
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  • HAPPEN IN YOUR LIFE AND IN MY LIFE WHEN WE HAVE THE
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  • OPPORTUNITY TO BECOME A VOICE IN THE WILDERNESS IS THAT FEAR WILL
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  • STEAL YOUR VOICE. SEE, IN THIS MOMENT IT WASN'T A RATIONAL FEAR
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  • THAT STOLE ELIJAH'S VOICE. IT WAS AN IRRATIONAL FEAR. HE
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  • SHOULD HAVE BEEN AFRAID IN FRONT OF THE 100S AND 100S OF
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  • PROPHETS, BUT HE WASN'T. HE HAD ABSOLUTE CONFIDENCE IN WHO GOD
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  • WAS. BUT WHEN HE HEARS THIS MESSAGE, THIS THREAT THAT SHE'S
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  • GOING TO KILL HIM, HE RUNS FOR HIS LIFE AND THEN HE GOES AND
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  • HIDES IN THE WILDERNESS AND THEN HE BASICALLY GIVES UP AND SAYS
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  • TAKE MY LIFE; I'M NO BETTER THAN MY ANCESTORS. ISN'T IT ODD THAT
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  • ELIJAH ACTUALLY SURRENDERS HIS LIFE TO A THREAT FROM 1 PERSON
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  • WHEN JUST BEFORE HE HAD THE COURAGE TO STAND IN FRONT OF
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  • 100S? SEE, WHAT I FIND OUR LIVES IS MANY TIMES WE ARE MOST
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  • VULNERABLE AFTER OUR GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENTS. WE ARE MOST
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  • VULNERABLE AFTER OUR GREATEST VICTORIES. MANY TIMES IN LIFE
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  • WHAT HAPPENS IS WE HAVE THESE EPIC, EXTRAORDINARY MOUNTAINTOP
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  • MOMENTS IN LIFE AND WE FEEL INDOMINABLE. WE FEEL AS IF WE
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  • ARE IMPOSSIBLE TO CONQUER. WE FEEL AS IF WE HAVE A STRENGTH
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  • THAT IS THE STRENGTH OF 100S. SUDDENLY THEN, AFTER THAT,
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  • SOMETHING COMES OUR WAY AND WE HAVE AN IRRATIONAL FEAR BECAUSE
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  • INSIDE OF US WE KNOW THAT WE'RE NOT THE ONES WHO BROUGHT FIRE
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  • FROM HEAVEN. WE KNOW WHO WE ARE AND WE'RE AFRAID THAT SOMEONE
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  • ELSE KNOWS WHO WE ARE. AND SO WE RUN. SEE, SO OFTENTIMES IN OUR
  • 00:13:49.270 --> 00:13:55.180
  • LIVES, WHEN WE'RE RUNNING FOR OUR LIVES, WE'RE ACTUALLY
  • 00:13:55.190 --> 00:13:59.130
  • RUNNING FROM OUR LIFE. ELIJAH WAS RUNNING FROM THE CHALLENGES
  • 00:13:59.140 --> 00:14:05.170
  • THAT GOD HAD PLACED BEFORE HIM. WE HAVE A WORLD FILLED WITH
  • 00:14:05.180 --> 00:14:09.190
  • CONFLICT. WE LIVE IN A TIME WHERE IT WOULD BE SO EASY TO
  • 00:14:09.200 --> 00:14:14.190
  • SHRINK BACK AND IGNORE ALL THE CRISISES THAT WE FACE. WE HAVE A
  • 00:14:14.200 --> 00:14:19.110
  • SOCIETY THAT'S IN A CRITICAL MOMENT WHERE WHITE AND BLACK ARE
  • 00:14:19.120 --> 00:14:26.170
  • AT WAR, WHERE THOSE WHO ARE SUPPOSED TO BE DEFENDING US ARE
  • 00:14:26.180 --> 00:14:30.160
  • THE ONES WE'RE BEGINNING TO FEAR THE MOST. WHERE IN A MOMENT
  • 00:14:30.170 --> 00:14:33.240
  • WE'RE GOING TO CREATE BLANKET STATEMENTS OVER PEOPLE AND SO WE
  • 00:14:33.250 --> 00:14:38.100
  • CAN'T SEE THAT THERE ARE GOOD POLICE OFFICERS AND THEN THOSE
  • 00:14:38.110 --> 00:14:41.120
  • WHO ARE NOT SO GOOD. WE CAN'T SEE THAT RIGHT AND WRONG AND
  • 00:14:41.130 --> 00:14:46.070
  • GOOD AND EVIL IS NOT ABOUT COLOR OR RACE OR OCCUPATION. WE'RE AT
  • 00:14:46.080 --> 00:14:50.290
  • A POINT IN OUR HISTORY WHERE WE'RE TERRIFIED OF TERRORISM.
  • 00:14:51.000 --> 00:14:55.070
  • AND SO WE FIND OURSELF SHRINKING BACK BECAUSE WE'RE SO AFRAID TO
  • 00:14:55.080 --> 00:14:59.190
  • DO ANYTHING THAT MIGHT CAUSE US HARM. BUT THE REALITY IS, IS
  • 00:14:59.200 --> 00:15:04.120
  • THAT AS LONG AS YOU LIVE IN FEAR, YOU WILL NEVER FIND YOUR
  • 00:15:04.130 --> 00:15:08.100
  • VOICE. BUT I CAN TELL YOU THAT ONE OF THE GREAT DANGERS IN LIFE
  • 00:15:08.110 --> 00:15:13.010
  • IS TO LIVE YOUR LIFE IN FEAR OF WHAT OTHER PEOPLE THINK OF YOU.
  • 00:15:13.020 --> 00:15:16.170
  • TO LIVE YOUR LIFE IN FEAR OF THE REJECTION OF OTHERS. TO LIVE
  • 00:15:16.180 --> 00:15:20.200
  • YOUR LIFE IN FEAR THAT YOU WILL NOT LIVE UP TO THE STANDARDS OF
  • 00:15:20.210 --> 00:15:23.140
  • OTHERS. SEE, I DISCOVERED YEARS AGO THAT THIS PHRASE, THE FEAR
  • 00:15:23.150 --> 00:15:27.220
  • OF THE LORD, WHICH IS A TROUBLING PHRASE, BECAUSE IF GOD
  • 00:15:27.230 --> 00:15:30.140
  • IS LOVE WHY SHOULD WE FEAR HIM? AND YEARS AGO I BEGAN TO REALIZE
  • 00:15:30.150 --> 00:15:33.230
  • THAT WE ALL HAVE TO GRAPPLE WITH FEAR, AND WHATEVER WE FEAR, THAT
  • 00:15:33.240 --> 00:15:40.110
  • BECOMES OUR MASTER. WHATEVER WE FEAR, THAT'S WHAT HAS CONTROL
  • 00:15:40.120 --> 00:15:44.150
  • OVER OUR LIVES. AND EVERYTHING ELSE THAT YOU FEAR IS A CRUEL
  • 00:15:44.160 --> 00:15:50.020
  • MASTER. SEE, WHEN YOU FEAR GOD, GOD IS LOVE AND PERFECT LOVE
  • 00:15:50.030 --> 00:15:53.050
  • CASTS OUT ALL FEAR. SO WHEN ALL YOUR FEAR IS DIRECTED TOWARDS
  • 00:15:53.060 --> 00:15:56.150
  • GOD, YOU ARE NOW FREE FROM FEAR AND YOU ARE FREE IN LOVE.
  • 00:15:56.160 --> 00:16:00.140
  • [APPLAUSE] AND ELIJAH FORGOT THIS. HE FORGOT THAT HIS COURAGE
  • 00:16:00.150 --> 00:16:08.040
  • AND HIS STRENGTH CAME WHEN HE HAD THE CONFIDENCE THAT GOD WAS
  • 00:16:08.050 --> 00:16:11.190
  • WITH HIM. AND SO WHEN JEZEBEL SAYS I'M GOING TO KILL YOU
  • 00:16:11.200 --> 00:16:15.030
  • TOMORROW, HE STARTS RUNNING FOR HIS LIFE. AND HERE'S THE IRONIC
  • 00:16:15.040 --> 00:16:18.090
  • THING, IT'S NOT THAT HE ACTUALLY WAS CONVINCED THAT JEZEBEL WAS
  • 00:16:18.100 --> 00:16:20.190
  • MORE POWERFUL THAN HIM, HE SOMEHOW BECAME CONVINCED THAT
  • 00:16:20.200 --> 00:16:23.140
  • JEZEBEL WAS MORE POWERFUL THAN GOD. BECAUSE JEZEBEL WOULD HAVE
  • 00:16:23.150 --> 00:16:28.220
  • TO GET THROUGH GOD TO GET TO HIM. I LOVE HOW DESPERATE HE IS.
  • 00:16:28.230 --> 00:16:34.140
  • YOU EVER GET AROUND FRIENDS THAT ARE SO EXTREME? ELIJAH WAS
  • 00:16:34.150 --> 00:16:38.000
  • AFRAID AND RAN FOR HIS LIFE. WHEN HE CAME TO BEERSHEBA IN
  • 00:16:38.010 --> 00:16:41.110
  • JUDAH HE LEFT HIS SERVANT THERE, AND HE CAME TO A BROOM BUSH AND
  • 00:16:41.120 --> 00:16:45.110
  • SAT UNDER IT AND PRAYED THAT HE MIGHT DIE. I'VE HAD ENOUGH,
  • 00:16:45.120 --> 00:16:48.110
  • LORD. MY LIFE HAS BEEN SO HARD. I JUST CAN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE.
  • 00:16:48.120 --> 00:16:52.030
  • TAKE MY LIFE. I'M NO BETTER THAN MY ANCESTORS. IT WOULD HAVE BEEN
  • 00:16:52.040 --> 00:16:58.150
  • SO EASY FOR GOD TO GO, WHAT ABOUT YESTERDAY? SEE, I FIND
  • 00:16:58.160 --> 00:17:03.120
  • THIS ALL THE TIME. PEOPLE WHO ONE DAY GO, I JUST HAVE SO MUCH
  • 00:17:03.130 --> 00:17:06.240
  • FAITH IN GOD. THE NEXT DAY, I JUST DON'T KNOW WHERE GOD IS. MY
  • 00:17:06.250 --> 00:17:10.050
  • LIFE IS AWESOME! MY LIFE IS OVER! I MEAN, IT'S AMAZING.
  • 00:17:10.060 --> 00:17:13.240
  • ONE'S CALLED TUESDAY, THE OTHER ONE IS CALLED WEDNESDAY. I MEAN,
  • 00:17:13.250 --> 00:17:15.290
  • WHAT IS WRONG WITH US. SEE, I THINK THE DIFFERENCE IS THAT
  • 00:17:16.000 --> 00:17:20.200
  • WHEN YOU'RE LEANING INTO THE LIFE GOD CREATED YOU FOR, YOU
  • 00:17:20.210 --> 00:17:23.240
  • BEGIN TO LIVE A LIFE OF INCREDIBLE COURAGE. BUT WHEN YOU
  • 00:17:23.250 --> 00:17:27.010
  • BEGIN TO RUN FROM IT, FEAR BEGINS TO CONSUME YOUR SOUL. AND
  • 00:17:27.020 --> 00:17:31.070
  • FEAR WILL STEAL YOUR VOICE. AND HE GOES ON TO SAY THEN HE LAID
  • 00:17:31.080 --> 00:17:37.220
  • DOWN UNDER THE BUSH AND FELL ASLEEP. ALL AT ONCE AN ANGEL
  • 00:17:37.230 --> 00:17:42.110
  • TOUCHED HIM AND SAID, GET UP AND EAT. HE LOOKED AROUND AND THERE
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  • BY HIS HEAD WAS SOME BREAD BAKED OVER HOT COALS AND A JAR OF
  • 00:17:45.290 --> 00:17:49.070
  • WATER. AND HE ATE AND DRANK, AND THEN HE LAY DOWN AGAIN. THE
  • 00:17:49.080 --> 00:17:52.260
  • ANGEL OF THE LORD CAME BACK A 2ND TIME AND TOUCHED HIM, AND
  • 00:17:52.270 --> 00:17:55.190
  • SAID, GET UP AND EAT FOR THE JOURNEY IS TOO MUCH FOR YOU. SO
  • 00:17:55.200 --> 00:18:00.170
  • HE GOT UP AND ATE AND DRANK; STRENGTHENED BY THAT FOOD HE
  • 00:18:00.180 --> 00:18:04.080
  • TRAVELED 40 DAYS AND 40 NIGHTS UNTIL HE REACHED HOREB, THE
  • 00:18:04.090 --> 00:18:08.050
  • MOUNTAIN OF GOD. I ALWAYS FOUND THIS TO BE CURIOUS THAT WHEN GOD
  • 00:18:08.060 --> 00:18:13.090
  • FINALLY ENCOUNTERS ELIJAH, I MEAN, LET'S BE HONEST, IF YOU
  • 00:18:13.100 --> 00:18:19.060
  • WERE GOD, OR IF I WERE GOD, AND WE HAD TO CHASE ELIJAH DOWN
  • 00:18:19.070 --> 00:18:22.100
  • WHILE HE WAS RUNNING FOR HIS LIFE, WE'D SAY, GET UP, WHAT ARE
  • 00:18:22.110 --> 00:18:26.250
  • YOU DOING LYING DOWN? GET BACK ON YOUR FEET! GET BACK IN THE
  • 00:18:26.260 --> 00:18:30.010
  • GAME! I MEAN, THAT'S WHAT I WOULD DO. WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU
  • 00:18:30.020 --> 00:18:33.070
  • BOY? BE A MAN! BE ELIJAH! YOUR STORY IS GOING TO BE WRITTEN FOR
  • 00:18:33.080 --> 00:18:39.150
  • GENERATIONS TO COME. DON'T EMBARRASS YOURSELF! [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:18:39.160 --> 00:18:43.190
  • BUT YOU KNOW WHAT GOD DOES? HE ACTUALLY CARES FOR HIM. HE FEEDS
  • 00:18:43.200 --> 00:18:48.270
  • HIM. HE NUTURES HIM. HE HELPS HIM FIND HIS HEALING. AND THEN
  • 00:18:48.280 --> 00:18:54.050
  • ELIJAH GOES BACK TO SLEEP, WHICH I THINK IS HILARIOUS. AND GOD'S,
  • 00:18:54.060 --> 00:18:59.000
  • LIKE, ALRIGHT, ALRIGHT, LET HIM SLEEP. ELIJAH, THERE'S SOME MORE
  • 00:18:59.010 --> 00:19:05.010
  • FOOD. GOD'S COOKING FOR HIM. HONEY? [LAUGHTER] I JUST THOUGHT
  • 00:19:05.020 --> 00:19:11.030
  • I'D THROW THAT OUT THERE. AND ELIJAH IS RECEIVING HIS COMFORT
  • 00:19:11.040 --> 00:19:16.150
  • FOOD FROM GOD. AND GOD'S SAYING GET UP. AND I LOVE WHAT THE
  • 00:19:16.160 --> 00:19:20.070
  • ANGEL SAYS TO HIM, HE SAID BECAUSE THE JOURNEY IS TOO MUCH
  • 00:19:20.080 --> 00:19:23.010
  • FOR YOU. SEE, HE DOESN'T SAY IT'S NOT GOING TO BE AS BAD AS
  • 00:19:23.020 --> 00:19:28.240
  • YOU THINK. YOU'RE OVERTHINKING THIS, ELIJAH. IT'S GOING TO BE
  • 00:19:28.250 --> 00:19:33.100
  • OKAY. YOU DON'T HAVE ANYTHING TO BE AFRAID OF. DON'T YOU WANT
  • 00:19:33.110 --> 00:19:36.280
  • THAT? I'D LOVE FOR GOD TO SAY, DON'T WORRY, IT'S GOING TO BE SO
  • 00:19:36.290 --> 00:19:41.270
  • EASY, IT'S GOING TO BE CHILL. I LOVE THE FACT THAT HE'S FEEDING
  • 00:19:41.280 --> 00:19:45.130
  • HIM. HE SAYS, YOU NEED TO EAT CAUSE IT'S GETTING WORSE. THE
  • 00:19:45.140 --> 00:19:51.110
  • JOURNEY IS GOING TO BE TOO MUCH FOR YOU BETTER CHOW DOWN CAUS,
  • 00:19:51.120 --> 00:19:56.190
  • ELIJAH, I'M NOT LETTING YOU DIE BECAUSE YOUR LIFE ISN'T OVER,
  • 00:19:56.200 --> 00:19:59.260
  • YOUR MISSION IS NOT FINISHED. YOU STILL HAVE SOMETHING TO
  • 00:19:59.270 --> 00:20:02.200
  • ACCOMPLISH IN THIS WORLD. AND I KNOW YOU WANTED TO SHRIVEL UP
  • 00:20:02.210 --> 00:20:05.070
  • OVER HERE BEHIND THE BROOM TREE IN THE WILDERNESS, BUT THERE'S
  • 00:20:05.080 --> 00:20:08.220
  • TOO MUCH THAT YOU STILL HAVE TO DO FOR OTHERS. [APPLAUSE] SEE,
  • 00:20:08.230 --> 00:20:20.290
  • THE IRONY IS THOSE MOMENTS WHERE WE SAY, GOD, I'M JUST DONE. JUST
  • 00:20:21.000 --> 00:20:24.030
  • END IT ALL. THOSE ARE THE MOMENTS WHERE WE'RE ONLY
  • 00:20:24.040 --> 00:20:26.210
  • THINKING OF OURSELVES. SEE, GOD ISN'T SAYING TO ELIJAH, DON'T
  • 00:20:26.220 --> 00:20:31.250
  • WORRY, TOMORROW'S GOING TO BE BETTER THAN TODAY. I'M TAKING
  • 00:20:31.260 --> 00:20:35.150
  • CARE OF JEZEBEL. YOU DON'T HAVE ANYTHING TO WORRY ABOUT. IT'S
  • 00:20:35.160 --> 00:20:39.050
  • ALL GOOD. DON'T YOU LOVE THAT PHRASE? IT'S ALL GOOD. GOD SAYS,
  • 00:20:39.060 --> 00:20:43.220
  • ELIJAH, IT'S NOT GOOD. IT'S STILL THERE, AND YOU'RE GOING
  • 00:20:43.230 --> 00:20:49.210
  • BACK THERE. IT'S GOING TO GET WORSE SO EAT UP. LET'S GET YOU
  • 00:20:49.220 --> 00:20:54.250
  • BACK TO THE STRENGTH YOU NEED TO HAVE, BECAUSE THERE'S SOMETHING
  • 00:20:54.260 --> 00:20:58.150
  • THAT MUST BE ACCOMPLISHED IN THE WORLD AND THAT'S WHY I CREATED
  • 00:20:58.160 --> 00:21:02.150
  • YOU. SEE, I LOVE THE FACT THAT WHENEVER GOD HAS A BIG TASK IN
  • 00:21:02.160 --> 00:21:07.140
  • MIND, A BIG MISSION ON HIS HEART, WHENEVER GOD WANTS TO DO
  • 00:21:07.150 --> 00:21:10.020
  • GOOD IN THE WORLD, HE RAISES SOMEONE UP OUT OF THE WILDERNESS
  • 00:21:10.030 --> 00:21:14.200
  • AND SAYS I PICKED YOU FOR THIS MOMENT AND YOU WILL FIND YOUR
  • 00:21:14.210 --> 00:21:18.200
  • VOICE ON THE JOURNEY. [APPLAUSE] IT'S IN THE MIDDLE OF THE
  • 00:21:18.210 --> 00:21:27.090
  • JOURNEY THAT YOU BEGIN TO FIND YOUR VOICE. IT'S WHEN YOU GET
  • 00:21:27.100 --> 00:21:31.140
  • BACK UP WHEN YOU DON'T HAVE THE STRENGTH TO WALK. IT'S WHEN YOU
  • 00:21:31.150 --> 00:21:35.280
  • THINK IT'S A MIRACLE THAT YOU JUST TAKE ONE STEP, AND THEN
  • 00:21:35.290 --> 00:21:39.160
  • ANOTHER STEP, AND THEN ANOTHER STEP. AND WHEN SOMEONE ASKS YOU
  • 00:21:39.170 --> 00:21:43.060
  • HOW FAR YOU'RE GOING, YOU JUST GO, ONE MORE STEP. I'M JUST
  • 00:21:43.070 --> 00:21:47.190
  • GOING TO KEEP TAKING OEN MORE STEP, AND ONE MORE STEP, AND ONE
  • 00:21:47.200 --> 00:21:52.090
  • MORE STEP. AND I'M GOING TO KEEP MOVING TOWARD THE GOOD THAT GOD
  • 00:21:52.100 --> 00:21:54.270
  • WANTS ME TO DO. I'M GOING TO KEEP MOVING TOWARDS THE DARKNESS
  • 00:21:54.280 --> 00:21:57.190
  • SO I CAN BRING LIGHT. I'M GOING TO KEEP MOVING TOWARDS DESPAIR
  • 00:21:57.200 --> 00:21:59.140
  • SO I CAN BRING HOPE. I'M GOING TO KEEP MOVING TOWARD EVERYONE
  • 00:21:59.150 --> 00:22:01.250
  • WHO'S A CAPTIVE SO I CAN BRING FREEDOM. AND I LOVE THAT GOD
  • 00:22:01.260 --> 00:22:05.260
  • DOES NOT TELL ELIJAH THIS IS ABOUT YOU. HE SAYS THIS IS ABOUT
  • 00:22:05.270 --> 00:22:08.180
  • THEM AND I NEED YOU FOR THEM. SO HE FEEDS HIM. HE BRINGS HIM BACK
  • 00:22:08.190 --> 00:22:15.220
  • TO STRENGTH. AND THEN IT SAYS IN VERSE 9 THAT HE WENT ON A
  • 00:22:15.230 --> 00:22:23.050
  • JOURNEY TRAVELING 40 DAYS AND 40 NIGHTS UNTIL HE REACHED HOREB,
  • 00:22:23.060 --> 00:22:26.180
  • THE MOUNTAIN OF GOD. THERE HE CAME TO A CAVE AND SPENT THE
  • 00:22:26.190 --> 00:22:30.090
  • NIGHT AND THE WORD OF THE LORD CAME TO HIM. WHAT ARE YOU DOING
  • 00:22:30.100 --> 00:22:34.050
  • HERE ELIJAH? HE REPLIED, I'VE BEEN VERY ZEALOUS FOR THE LORD
  • 00:22:34.060 --> 00:22:39.230
  • GOD ALMIGHTY. THE ISRAELITES HAVE REJECTED YOUR COVENANT,
  • 00:22:39.240 --> 00:22:41.290
  • TORN DOWN YOUR ALTARS AND PUT YOUR PROPHETS TO DEATH WITH A
  • 00:22:42.000 --> 00:22:44.210
  • SWORD. I AM THE ONLY ONE LEFT AND NOW THEY'RE TRYING TO KILL
  • 00:22:44.220 --> 00:22:48.280
  • ME TOO. HAVE YOU EVER BEEN ASKED A RHETORICAL QUESTION AND YOU
  • 00:22:48.290 --> 00:22:51.290
  • ANSWER AS IF IT WERE LITERAL? DO YOU REALLY THINK GOD'S GOING
  • 00:22:52.000 --> 00:22:56.130
  • WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE? OH, I THOUGHT YOU'D BE OVER THERE!
  • 00:22:56.140 --> 00:22:59.030
  • I'VE BEEN LOOKING EVERYWHERE FOR YOU; ALL OVER THE WILDERNESS.
  • 00:22:59.040 --> 00:23:02.080
  • THERE YOU ARE. WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE? I THINK IT'S GREAT
  • 00:23:02.090 --> 00:23:04.200
  • THAT ELIJAH STARTS GIVING GOD A DETAILED EXPLANATION OF WHY HE
  • 00:23:04.210 --> 00:23:08.070
  • IS WHERE HE IS. SEE, IT'S A RHETORICAL QUESTION. WHAT ARE
  • 00:23:08.080 --> 00:23:12.100
  • YOU DING HERE ELIJAH IS NOT GOD TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT HE'S
  • 00:23:12.110 --> 00:23:14.190
  • DOING THERE, HE'S TRYING TO HELP ELIJAH REALIZE YOU'RE NOT WHERE
  • 00:23:14.200 --> 00:23:17.110
  • YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO BE. AND YOU NEED TO KNOW WHY YOU ARE WHERE
  • 00:23:17.120 --> 00:23:22.280
  • YOU ARE. SEE, GOD'S SAYING TO ELIJAH, WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE?
  • 00:23:22.290 --> 00:23:26.280
  • WHAT ARE YOU DOING AT A PLACE THAT I DID NOT PLACE YOU? WHERE
  • 00:23:26.290 --> 00:23:30.250
  • ARE YOU GOING ELIJAH? WHY ARE YOU RUNNING FROM THE PLACE I'M
  • 00:23:30.260 --> 00:23:33.250
  • GOING TO MEET YOU? HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED IF YOU'RE QUICK DASH TO
  • 00:23:33.260 --> 00:23:38.150
  • SAFETY IS ACTUALLY RUNNING FROM THE PRESENCE OF GOD? SEE,
  • 00:23:38.160 --> 00:23:44.200
  • SOMETIMES WE RUN BECAUSE IT'S EASIER TO RUN. IT'S JUST EASIER
  • 00:23:44.210 --> 00:23:49.280
  • TO RUN FROM ALL THE PROBLEMS AND TO RUN FROM ALL THE CONFLICT AND
  • 00:23:49.290 --> 00:23:53.160
  • TO RUN FROM ALL THE CHALLENGES. IT'S JUST EASIER TO RUN FROM THE
  • 00:23:53.170 --> 00:23:56.180
  • HARDER LIFE, BUT IT MAY JUST BE THAT YOU'RE ACTUALLY RUNNING
  • 00:23:56.190 --> 00:24:01.020
  • FROM THE VERY PLACE THAT GOD ALWAYS INTENDED TO MEET YOU. AND
  • 00:24:01.030 --> 00:24:07.170
  • SO WHEN GOD ASKS YOU THAT QUESTION, WHAT ARE YOU DOING
  • 00:24:07.180 --> 00:24:11.100
  • HERE, IT'S NEVER A LITERAL QUESTION. IT'S ALWAYS A
  • 00:24:11.110 --> 00:24:15.240
  • RHETORICAL ONE. AND WHEN YOU START TRYING TO EXPLAIN TO GOD
  • 00:24:15.250 --> 00:24:19.000
  • WHY YOU ARE WHERE YOU'RE AT, YOU KNOW WHAT ALWAYS HAPPENS? YOU
  • 00:24:19.010 --> 00:24:22.230
  • START BLAMING IT ON EVERYONE ELSE. I LOVE HOW ELIJAH STARTS
  • 00:24:22.240 --> 00:24:26.130
  • EXPLAINING TO GOD THE CONDITION OF HIS NATION, HIS PEOPLE, HIS
  • 00:24:26.140 --> 00:24:30.040
  • WORLD. I'VE BEEN VERY ZEALOUS FOR THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY. SO HE
  • 00:24:30.050 --> 00:24:33.220
  • BEGINS BY HIS OWN PERSONAL RESUME. I'VE BEEN AWESOME!
  • 00:24:33.230 --> 00:24:36.260
  • [LAUGHTER] SO JUST IN CASE YOU'RE WONDERING, GOD, I'M HERE,
  • 00:24:36.270 --> 00:24:42.270
  • BUT I'VE BEEN AWESOME. BUT EVERYTHING ELSE HASN'T BEEN. THE
  • 00:24:42.280 --> 00:24:47.090
  • ISRAELITES HAVE REJECTED YOUR COVENANT, THEY WERE NOT AWESOME.
  • 00:24:47.100 --> 00:24:49.110
  • THEY TORE DOWN YOUR ALTARS. I DON'T KNOW IF YOU WERE AWARE OF
  • 00:24:49.120 --> 00:24:52.170
  • THAT, AND THEY PUT YOUR PROPHETS TO DEATH WITH A SWORD. IT'S BEEN
  • 00:24:52.180 --> 00:24:55.270
  • REALLY BAD. I'M THE ONLY LEFT. AND NOW THEY'RE TRYING TO KILL
  • 00:24:55.280 --> 00:25:01.050
  • ME TOO. THAT'S WHAT I'M DOING HERE. IN OTHER WORDS, GOD, WHAT
  • 00:25:01.060 --> 00:25:04.140
  • ARE YOU DOING? SEE, I THINK THIS IS AN INTERESTING MOMENT;
  • 00:25:04.150 --> 00:25:08.180
  • ELIJAH'S ACTUALLY SAYING TO GOD, GOD, YOU'RE THE ONE THAT'S NOT
  • 00:25:08.190 --> 00:25:11.090
  • SHOWING UP. I'VE SHOWN UP. I WAS THERE. REMEMBER, GOD? WHEN THE
  • 00:25:11.100 --> 00:25:16.270
  • FIRE CAME DOWN FROM HEAVEN AND CONSUMED THE ALTAR, I WAS RIGHT
  • 00:25:16.280 --> 00:25:19.210
  • THERE. WHERE WERE YOU? I THINK GOD'S GOING I WAS THERE TOO. YOU
  • 00:25:19.220 --> 00:25:27.190
  • WERE THERE, BUT YOU WERE LESS NECESSARY THAN ME. AND I DIDN'T
  • 00:25:27.200 --> 00:25:32.250
  • RUN, BUT YOU RAN. SEE, I THINK SO MANY TIMES IN LIFE WE RUN
  • 00:25:32.260 --> 00:25:39.250
  • FROM OUR FUTURE, WE RUN FROM OUR DESTINY, WE RUN FROM OUR
  • 00:25:39.260 --> 00:25:43.280
  • GREATNESS, WE RUN FROM OUR POTENTIAL, WE RUN FROM LOVE, WE
  • 00:25:43.290 --> 00:25:48.050
  • RUN FROM BATTLES, WE RUN FROM VICTORIES BECAUSE WE'RE SO SURE
  • 00:25:48.060 --> 00:25:52.170
  • THAT WE'RE THERE ALL ALONE. AND WHEN ELIJAH SAYS TO GOD, I'M THE
  • 00:25:52.180 --> 00:25:56.080
  • ONLY ONE LEFT, I THINK WHAT ELIJAH'S SAYING TO GOD IS YOU
  • 00:25:56.090 --> 00:25:58.270
  • LEFT ME. BY THE WAY, LATER GOD SAYS, OH, BY THE WAY, YOU'RE NO
  • 00:25:58.280 --> 00:26:04.120
  • THE ONLY ONE. THE REASON YOU THINK YOU'RE THE ONLY ONE IS
  • 00:26:04.130 --> 00:26:07.110
  • THAT THEY DIDN'T RUN. YOU'RE THE ONE RUNNING AND SO YOU SEEM TO
  • 00:26:07.120 --> 00:26:12.200
  • BE ALONE. HAVE YOU EVER FELT ABSOLUTELY ALONE, ABANDONED,
  • 00:26:12.210 --> 00:26:23.090
  • DISCONNECTED? HAVE YOU EVER FELT AS IF GOD HAS LEFT YOU,
  • 00:26:23.100 --> 00:26:29.030
  • FORGOTTEN YOU? SEE, IT'S IN THOSE MOMENTS WHERE WE BEGIN TO
  • 00:26:29.040 --> 00:26:34.120
  • POINT OUT ALL THE THINGS IN OUR LIVES THAT WE EXPLAIN TO GOD
  • 00:26:34.130 --> 00:26:36.260
  • THIS IS HOW I KNOW YOU'RE NOT HERE. BUT IT'S IN THOSE VERY
  • 00:26:36.270 --> 00:26:40.200
  • MOMENTS THAT WE HAVE TO STOP AND REALIZE THAT GOD NEVER RAN FROM
  • 00:26:40.210 --> 00:26:44.220
  • US, THAT HE WAS ALWAYS CHASING AFTER US, THAT WE WERE THE ONES
  • 00:26:44.230 --> 00:26:49.010
  • RUNNING FOR OUR LIVES, AND SO WE WERE RUNNING FROM OUR LIVES. AND
  • 00:26:49.020 --> 00:26:54.050
  • THAT GOD WAS NOT GOING TO REMOVE THE DIFFICULT TASKS, GOD WAS NOT
  • 00:26:54.060 --> 00:26:57.030
  • GOING TO REMOVE THE WILDERNESS BECAUSE IT WAS IN THE
  • 00:26:57.040 --> 00:26:59.060
  • WILDERNESS, IN THE JOURNEY THAT GOD WAS GOING TO GIVE US THE
  • 00:26:59.070 --> 00:27:01.190
  • VOICE WE NEEDED FOR THE NEXT GREAT MOMENT IN OUR LIFE. YOU
  • 00:27:01.200 --> 00:27:06.070
  • CANNOT CREATE SOMETHING NEW IF YOU DO NOT ALLOW GOD TO DO
  • 00:27:06.080 --> 00:27:09.220
  • SOMETHING NEW INSIDE OF YOU. AND EVERY TIME GOD DOES SOMETHING
  • 00:27:09.230 --> 00:27:14.170
  • NEW INSIDE OF YOU, SOMETHING NEW IS READY TO BE BORN FOR THE
  • 00:27:14.180 --> 00:27:19.290
  • WORLD. GOD HAD TO ALLOW ELIJAH TO GO THROUGH MORE SO THAT
  • 00:27:20.000 --> 00:27:25.010
  • ELIJAH COULD BE MORE. SO HE COULD ACTUALLY ACCOMPLISH MORE.
  • 00:27:25.020 --> 00:27:30.170
  • SO HE COULD BE THE PERSON GOD NEEDED IN THAT MOMENT. AND SO
  • 00:27:30.180 --> 00:27:34.150
  • GOD HAD HIM WANDERING IN THE WILDERNESS FOR THAT MOMENT SO
  • 00:27:34.160 --> 00:27:37.250
  • THAT HE COULD STEP OUT OF IT AND BE A VOICE TO THOSE IN THE
  • 00:27:37.260 --> 00:27:41.040
  • DESERT. DO YOU KNOW WHY YOU ARE WHERE YOU ARE? ARE YOU RUNNING
  • 00:27:41.050 --> 00:27:48.070
  • FROM SOMETHING OR RUNNING TO IT? DOES YOUR LIFE HAVE THE
  • 00:27:48.080 --> 00:27:53.290
  • INTENTION THAT CAN ONLY BE FOUND WHEN YOU HAVE A DEEP CONFIDENCE
  • 00:27:54.000 --> 00:27:59.050
  • THAT GOD IS WITH YOU? IT HAS OCCURRED TO ME THAT GOD PLACES
  • 00:27:59.060 --> 00:28:05.170
  • US IN THE WILDERNESS WHEN WE HAVE A VOICE SO THAT THOSE WHO
  • 00:28:05.180 --> 00:28:11.040
  • ARE WANDERING THROUGH THEIR WILDERNESS, WHO ARE LISTENING,
  • 00:28:11.050 --> 00:28:14.170
  • CAN ACTUALLY HEAR THAT THERE'S A GOD WHO LOVES THEM AND HAS COME
  • 00:28:14.180 --> 00:28:20.050
  • FOR THEM, AND THAT THEY MATTER TO HIM. [APPLAUSE] I THINK IT'S
  • 00:28:20.060 --> 00:28:26.170
  • IMPORTANT WHAT GOD TOOK ELIJAH THROUGH AND I THINK WE ALL HAVE
  • 00:28:26.180 --> 00:28:30.260
  • TO GO THROUGH IT. HE SAYS GO OUT AND STAND IN THE MOUNTAIN, IN
  • 00:28:30.270 --> 00:28:34.250
  • THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD FOR THE LORD IS ABOUT TO PASS BY. HAVE
  • 00:28:34.260 --> 00:28:38.030
  • YOU EVER WANTED GOD JUST TO PASS BY? YOU EVERY THINK, GOD, JUST
  • 00:28:38.040 --> 00:28:41.040
  • SHOW UP IN MY LIFE. GOD, JUST PROVE YOURSELF TO ME. HAVE YOU
  • 00:28:41.050 --> 00:28:43.270
  • EVER BEEN IN A PLACE, GOD, I WANT TO BELIEVE IN YOU BUT I
  • 00:28:43.280 --> 00:28:46.070
  • NEED TO SEE SOMETHING? IT SAYS AND THEN A GREAT AND POWERFUL
  • 00:28:46.080 --> 00:28:52.000
  • WIND TORE THE MOUNTAINS APART AND SHATTERED THE ROCKS BEFORE
  • 00:28:52.010 --> 00:28:58.020
  • THE LORD, BUT THE LORD WAS NOT IN THE WIND. SEE, I THINK
  • 00:28:58.030 --> 00:29:03.220
  • SOMETIMES WE WANT GOD TO BE IN THE WIND. WE WANT HIM TO SHATTER
  • 00:29:03.230 --> 00:29:06.250
  • THE ROCKS. WE WANT HIM TO PROVE HIMSELF. WE WANT GOD TO BE
  • 00:29:06.260 --> 00:29:09.080
  • UNDENIABLE BECAUSE WE THINK IF GOD IS ALL POWERFUL AND ALL
  • 00:29:09.090 --> 00:29:12.020
  • KNOWING AND ALL PRESENT, IF GOD IS THAT AWESOME, HE OUGHT TO
  • 00:29:12.030 --> 00:29:15.050
  • JUST SHOW OFF FOR A MINUTE. BUT HE WAS NOT IN THE WIND. AND
  • 00:29:15.060 --> 00:29:21.070
  • AFTER THE WIND THERE WAS AN EARTHQUAKE, BUT THE LORD WAS NOT
  • 00:29:21.080 --> 00:29:24.260
  • IN THE EARTHQUAKE. CAN YOU IMAGINE ELIJAH STANDING AT THE
  • 00:29:24.270 --> 00:29:28.080
  • MOUTH OF THE CAVE WITH THE PRESENCE OF GOD, AND THERE'S
  • 00:29:28.090 --> 00:29:31.090
  • THIS WIND THAT BLOWS THROUGH AND ROCKS ARE SHATTERED, AND SOMEHOW
  • 00:29:31.100 --> 00:29:35.140
  • HE KNOWS, GOD'S NOT IN THAT? AND THEN THE EARTH BEGINS TO SHAKE,
  • 00:29:35.150 --> 00:29:41.290
  • THE CAVE BEGINS TO TREMBLE, THE GROUND BEGINS TO OPEN, BUT THE
  • 00:29:42.000 --> 00:29:48.100
  • LORD WAS NOT IN THE EARTHQUAKE. AND AFTER THE EARTHQUAKE CAME A
  • 00:29:48.110 --> 00:29:54.180
  • FIRE. NOW WE ALL KNOW THAT GOD SHOWED UP FOR MOSES AS A BURNING
  • 00:29:54.190 --> 00:29:59.210
  • BUSH, SO YOU THINK MAYBE GOD WOULD BE IN THE FIRE. AND WHEN
  • 00:29:59.220 --> 00:30:02.280
  • GOD DELIVERED ISRAEL OUT OF EGYPT, HE WAS A CLOUD IN THE DAY
  • 00:30:02.290 --> 00:30:08.080
  • AND A PILLAR OF FIRE AT NIGHT, SO MAYBE GOD IS IN THE FIRE. BUT
  • 00:30:08.090 --> 00:30:11.130
  • IT SAYS THERE WAS A FIRE BUT GOD, THE LORD, WAS NOT IN THE
  • 00:30:11.140 --> 00:30:14.130
  • FIRE. I THINK SO MANY OF US KEEP LOOKING FOR GOD IN THE WIND, AND
  • 00:30:14.140 --> 00:30:19.110
  • IN THE QUAKE, AND IN THE FIRE, BUT GOD IS NOT A GOD WHO'S DOING
  • 00:30:19.120 --> 00:30:25.020
  • THINGS TO SHOW OFF. I LOVE WHAT HAPPENS NEXT. AND THEN AFTER THE
  • 00:30:25.030 --> 00:30:30.030
  • FIRE CAME A GENTLE WHISPER; A STILL, SMALL VOICE. HE DOESN'T
  • 00:30:30.040 --> 00:30:38.270
  • EVEN HAVE TO EXPLAIN THAT GOD WAS IN THE VOICE. WHEN ELIJAH
  • 00:30:38.280 --> 00:30:45.210
  • HEARD IT, HE PULLED HIS CLOAK OVER HIS FACE, WENT OUT AND
  • 00:30:45.220 --> 00:30:51.090
  • STOOD AT THE MOUTH OF THE CAVE, AND THEN A VOICE SAID TO HIM,
  • 00:30:51.100 --> 00:30:57.170
  • WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE, ELIJAH? IF YOU WANT TO BE A VOICE, YOU
  • 00:30:57.180 --> 00:31:04.090
  • HAVE TO FIRST LISTEN. SEE, GOD ISN'T TRYING TO MOVE IN THE
  • 00:31:04.100 --> 00:31:12.070
  • SPECTACULAR. HE'S NOT TRYING TO AMUSE YOU OR CONVINCE YOU OR
  • 00:31:12.080 --> 00:31:19.250
  • PERSUADE YOU OR INSPIRE YOU WITH THE MIRACULOUS. HE IS TRYING TO
  • 00:31:19.260 --> 00:31:24.100
  • DRAW YOU INTO THE INTIMATE. BECAUSE EVERYTHING GOD HAS
  • 00:31:24.110 --> 00:31:31.200
  • CREATED, THIS EVER EXPANDING UNIVERSE, SOLAR SYSTEMS AND
  • 00:31:31.210 --> 00:31:36.200
  • GALAXIES, SUNS AND MOONS, PLANETS, COMETS, OCEANS AND
  • 00:31:36.210 --> 00:31:43.280
  • RIVERS, EVERYTHING GOD HAS CREATED IS SIMPLY AN EXPRESSION
  • 00:31:43.290 --> 00:31:46.130
  • OF HIS CREATIVE IMAGINATION AND THE ESSENCE OF HIS BEAUTY. THAT
  • 00:31:46.140 --> 00:31:52.000
  • ISN'T GOD SHOWING OFF, THAT'S JUST GOD BEING GOD. BUT THE
  • 00:31:52.010 --> 00:31:56.100
  • REASON HE CREATED YOU WAS NOT SO THAT YOU COULD BE IN AWE OF HIM,
  • 00:31:56.110 --> 00:32:02.260
  • BUT SO THAT YOU COULD KNOW HIM AND HIS INTIMACY AND HIS LOVE.
  • 00:32:02.270 --> 00:32:08.010
  • SEE, HERE'S THE BEAUTIFUL THING ABOUT THE WAY GOD WORKS IN OUR
  • 00:32:08.020 --> 00:32:10.130
  • LIFE: HE'S NOT IN THE WIND, OR THE QUAKE, OR THE FIRE. GOD
  • 00:32:10.140 --> 00:32:18.100
  • SPEAKS TO US IN THIS STILL, SMALL VOICE, IN THIS GENTLE
  • 00:32:18.110 --> 00:32:23.000
  • WHISPER. AND IF WE WILL LISTEN, WE WILL HAVE A VOICE. IF WE WILL
  • 00:32:23.010 --> 00:32:27.050
  • LISTEN, WE WILL BE A VOICE. IF WE WILL LISTEN, HE WILL TAKE THE
  • 00:32:27.060 --> 00:32:31.190
  • WILDERNESS AND TURN IT INTO A PARADISE. HE WILL TAKE THE
  • 00:32:31.200 --> 00:32:35.200
  • DESERT AND TURN IT INTO A GARDEN. [APPLAUSE] AND THIS IS
  • 00:32:35.210 --> 00:32:40.030
  • WHAT I LOVE ABOUT THE WAY GOD WORKS, WHEN HE WHISPERS TO US,
  • 00:32:40.040 --> 00:32:43.190
  • HE KNOWS US. HE KNOWS OUR STUBBORN, HARD HEADED, HARD
  • 00:32:43.200 --> 00:32:47.140
  • HEARTED, HARD NATURE. AND SO HE'LL SEND PEOPLE INTO YOUR
  • 00:32:47.150 --> 00:32:51.100
  • LIFE. HE'LL SEND PEOPLE INTO YOUR LIFE AND THEIR VOICE WILL
  • 00:32:51.110 --> 00:32:56.030
  • RESONATE WITH A VOICE OF GOD IN YOUR HEART. THEIR VOICE WILL
  • 00:32:56.040 --> 00:33:00.020
  • ECHO THE WORDS OF GOD IN YOUR HEART. AND THEN ONE OF THE MOST
  • 00:33:00.030 --> 00:33:03.230
  • BEAUTIFUL THINGS IN THE WORLD THAT HAPPENS IS THAT GOD WILL
  • 00:33:03.240 --> 00:33:06.100
  • SEND A HUMAN BEING WHO WILL LOVE YOU AND CARE ABOUT YOU AND HEAL
  • 00:33:06.110 --> 00:33:09.230
  • YOU AND TAKE CARE OF YOU. HE'LL FIND SOMEONE AND THEY'LL SPEAK
  • 00:33:09.240 --> 00:33:13.280
  • HOPE INTO YOUR LIFE. THEY'LL SPEAK STRENGTH INTO YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:33:13.290 --> 00:33:18.010
  • THEY'LL SPEAK INSPIRATION INTO YOUR LIFE. AND WHEN YOU HEAR
  • 00:33:18.020 --> 00:33:21.040
  • THAT VOICE, YOU NEED TO KNOW THAT THEY'RE JUST ECHOING THE
  • 00:33:21.050 --> 00:33:25.040
  • VOICE OF GOD WHO'S SAYING TO YOU, I LOVE YOU! I LOVE YOU! I
  • 00:33:25.050 --> 00:33:29.240
  • LOVE YOU! I LOVE YOU! I LOVE YOU! [APPLAUSE] AND DO NOT LET,
  • 00:33:29.250 --> 00:33:40.060
  • DO NOT LET THE VOICE OF JEZEBEL CAUSE YOU TO RUN IN FEAR FROM
  • 00:33:40.070 --> 00:33:46.180
  • YOUR FUTURE. DON'T LET ALL THOSE OTHER VOICES THAT SAY TO YOU
  • 00:33:46.190 --> 00:33:51.140
  • TODAY YOUR LIFE IS OVER, DON'T LET THOSE VOICES INSIDE OF YOU
  • 00:33:51.150 --> 00:33:55.080
  • THAT SAY THAT I DON'T MATTER, I'LL NEVER DO ANYTHING
  • 00:33:55.090 --> 00:33:58.240
  • SIGNIFICANT, DON'T LET THOSE VOICES THAT TELL YOU THAT YOU'RE
  • 00:33:58.250 --> 00:34:02.140
  • LESS, DON'T LET THOSE VOICES TELL YOU, YOU'RE INSIGNIFICANT,
  • 00:34:02.150 --> 00:34:05.240
  • DON'T LET THOSE VOICES TELL YOU TO RUN IN FEAR! [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:34:05.250 --> 00:34:13.060
  • BECAUSE WE MUST SILENCE THOSE VOICES AND THAT'S WHY, THAT'S
  • 00:34:13.070 --> 00:34:18.010
  • WHY WHAT WE DO TOGETHER MATTERS SO MUCH. BECAUSE THERE ARE SO
  • 00:34:18.020 --> 00:34:24.260
  • MANY VOICES OUT THERE THAT ARE SPEAKING DEATH AND CONDEMNATION,
  • 00:34:24.270 --> 00:34:32.210
  • AND JUDGEMENT. THEY'RE SPEAKING A DARKNESS OF DESPAIR, OF
  • 00:34:32.220 --> 00:34:42.090
  • HATRED, OF BIGOTRY, OF INJUSTICE. AND THAT'S WHY WE
  • 00:34:42.100 --> 00:34:48.180
  • CANNOT REMAIN SILENT. FOR WE DON'T HAVE TO BE THE WIND, AND
  • 00:34:48.190 --> 00:34:56.260
  • WE DON'T HAVE TO BE THE QUAKE, AND WE DON'T HAVE TO BE THE
  • 00:34:56.270 --> 00:35:00.220
  • FIRE. WE JUST NEED TO BE THAT STILL, SMALL VOICE THAT WILL NOT
  • 00:35:00.230 --> 00:35:05.250
  • BE SILENCED; THAT SAYS TO THE WORLD THERE IS A GOD WHO LOVES
  • 00:35:05.260 --> 00:35:10.260
  • YOU, THAT YOU MATTER. AND THE REASON JESUS WALKED ON THIS
  • 00:35:10.270 --> 00:35:15.290
  • EARTH, THE REASON HE ALLOWED HIMSELF TO BE CRUCIFIED, BURIED
  • 00:35:16.000 --> 00:35:19.270
  • AND RAISED FROM THE DEAD, IS THAT HE CAME TO SILENCE ALL THE
  • 00:35:19.280 --> 00:35:23.260
  • VOICES THAT TOLD YOU YOU DIDN'T MATTER, TO LET YOU HEAR ONCE AND
  • 00:35:23.270 --> 00:35:29.160
  • FOR ALL YOU ARE THE OBJECT OF GOD'S INFINITE AND UNCONDITIONAL
  • 00:35:29.170 --> 00:35:37.180
  • LOVE. YOU ARE MARVELOUSLY AND WONDERFULLY CREATED. SO LET IT
  • 00:35:37.190 --> 00:35:44.220
  • GO INTO YOUR SOUL TONIGHT. WHEREVER YOU ARE, LET IT JUST
  • 00:35:44.230 --> 00:35:48.030
  • SINK DEEP TONIGHT. WHATEVER YOU NEED TO HEAR, LET THAT GENTLE
  • 00:35:48.040 --> 00:35:51.090
  • WHISPER GO INTO THE DEPTH OF YOUR BEING, TO EXTRICATE OUT OF
  • 00:35:51.100 --> 00:35:57.040
  • YOUR SOUL ALL THE WORDS THAT HAVE SPOKEN DESTRUCTION AND
  • 00:35:57.050 --> 00:36:00.220
  • DEATH INTO YOU. AND SOME OF YOU, YOU'RE STILL BEING SHAPED BY THE
  • 00:36:00.230 --> 00:36:03.280
  • WORST VOICES IN YOUR LIFE. SOME OF YOU, YOU'RE STILL CRIPPLED BY
  • 00:36:03.290 --> 00:36:07.210
  • THOSE VOICES THAT TOLD YOU WHAT YOU WERE NOT. SOME OF YOU,
  • 00:36:07.220 --> 00:36:11.260
  • YOU'RE STILL DRAGGING THE BAGGAGE OF ALL THE PEOPLE YOU
  • 00:36:11.270 --> 00:36:15.000
  • HOPED WOULD LOVE YOU BUT NEVER LOVED YOU, ALL THOSE YOU THOUGHT
  • 00:36:15.010 --> 00:36:18.060
  • WOULD BE FOR YOU, BUT THEY WERE NEVER FOR YOU. YOU'RE STILL
  • 00:36:18.070 --> 00:36:20.200
  • CARRYING THE BAGGAGE OF WANTING SOMEONE TO SPEAK INTO YOUR LIFE,
  • 00:36:20.210 --> 00:36:24.000
  • TO TELL YOU THAT YOU HAVE A FUTURE AND A HOPE. BUT I'M
  • 00:36:24.010 --> 00:36:28.170
  • TELLING YOU, IT DOESN'T MATTER IF EVERYONE ELSE SPEAKS AGAINST
  • 00:36:28.180 --> 00:36:33.130
  • YOUR LIFE, THERE IS ONE WHO SPEAKS FOR YOUR LIFE AND THAT'S
  • 00:36:33.140 --> 00:36:38.290
  • THE VOICE YOU NEED TO LISTEN TO. AND SO JOHN SAYS IN THE
  • 00:36:39.000 --> 00:36:43.090
  • BEGINNING WAS THE VOICE AND THE VOICE WAS GOD, AND THE VOICE WAS
  • 00:36:43.100 --> 00:36:48.030
  • WITH GOD. JESUS CAME SO THAT YOU COULD HEAR HIS VOICE AND YOU
  • 00:36:48.040 --> 00:36:53.140
  • COULD LIVE.
  • 00:36:53.150 --> 00:36:54.070
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:36:54.080 --> 00:36:58.090
  • MATT CROUCH: JOEL MILGATE, HOW DID HE
  • 00:36:58.100 --> 00:36:59.210
  • INTERFACE INTO THIS AMAZING CONFERENCE "A VOICE CRYING IN
  • 00:36:59.220 --> 00:37:04.050
  • THE WILDERNESS"? ERWIN MCMANUS: ONE OF THE THINGS YOU DO WHEN
  • 00:37:04.060 --> 00:37:06.250
  • YOU PUT TOGETHER A CONFERENCE IS YOU HAVE TO ASK YOURSELF WILL
  • 00:37:06.260 --> 00:37:11.210
  • THE SPEAKER ACTUALLY ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO COME. RIGHT? I MEAN,
  • 00:37:11.220 --> 00:37:16.150
  • LET'S JUST BE REALLY HONEST. LAURIE CROUCH: DRAW A CROWD?
  • 00:37:16.160 --> 00:37:18.220
  • -YOU HAVE TO DRAW A CROWD. WELL, I WANT TO ALWAYS HAVE AT
  • 00:37:18.230 --> 00:37:21.040
  • LEAST ONE PERSON WHO DOESN'T DRAW ANYONE THAT EVERYONE NEEDS
  • 00:37:21.050 --> 00:37:24.250
  • TO HEAR. -GOT IT. -I WANT TO FIND SOME WAY TO CRUSH THIS
  • 00:37:24.260 --> 00:37:29.010
  • CELEBRITY CULTURE THAT SAYS I JUST SHOW UP BECAUSE THIS FAMOUS
  • 00:37:29.020 --> 00:37:32.140
  • PERSON'S SPEAKING. -WOW! -SO I KNOW JOEL MILGATE BECAUSE HE'S
  • 00:37:32.150 --> 00:37:36.110
  • FROM MT. MAUNGANUI, NZ, WHICH PROBABLY NO ONE KNOWS WHERE THAT
  • 00:37:36.120 --> 00:37:40.060
  • IS EXCEPT THE PEOPLE FROM MT. MAUNGANUI. HE'S FROM TAURANGA.
  • 00:37:40.070 --> 00:37:43.280
  • HE'S FROM THAT PART OF THE WORLD THAT'S SO BEAUTIFUL; FROM THE
  • 00:37:43.290 --> 00:37:46.020
  • LORD OF THE RINGS, WHERE THE HOBBITS LIVE. AND JOEL WAS IN
  • 00:37:46.030 --> 00:37:49.290
  • HIS EARLY 20S WHEN HE TOOK OVER A CHURCH THAT WAS DEVASTATED BY
  • 00:37:50.000 --> 00:37:54.170
  • A LEADERSHIP FAILURE. AND THIS CHURCH WENT DOWN TO 50 PEOPLE,
  • 00:37:54.180 --> 00:37:59.030
  • AND THIS 26-27 YEAR OLD KID, WHO WAS MARRIED AND HAD, I THINK, 4
  • 00:37:59.040 --> 00:38:03.090
  • KIDS. SO HE ALREADY HAS MORE RESPONSIBILITY THAN MOST 27
  • 00:38:03.100 --> 00:38:06.120
  • YEARS OLD. NOW SUDDENLY HE'S THE SENIOR PASTOR, AND HE GROWS THAT
  • 00:38:06.130 --> 00:38:10.070
  • CHURCH TO OVER 1.000 PEOPLE AND BECOMES THE FASTEST GROWING
  • 00:38:10.080 --> 00:38:13.070
  • CHURCH IN NEW ZEALAND. -WOW! -AND WHILE BEING A DAD AND
  • 00:38:13.080 --> 00:38:17.000
  • BEING A HUSBAND AND PUTTING ALL THESE PIECES TOGETHER, I'M GOING
  • 00:38:17.010 --> 00:38:20.100
  • TO INVITE HIM TO SPEAK BECAUSE NO ONE ELSE IS GOING TO GIVE HIM
  • 00:38:20.110 --> 00:38:22.160
  • THIS KIND OF PLATFORM. BUT WE FELT LIKE HE EARNED IT BY LIVING
  • 00:38:22.170 --> 00:38:26.270
  • A LIFE THAT NO ONE ELSE WAS WATCHING. YOU KNOW WHAT
  • 00:38:26.280 --> 00:38:29.260
  • CELEBRITY DOES TO YOU? PEOPLE THINK WHAT YOU SAID WAS
  • 00:38:29.270 --> 00:38:32.230
  • IMPORTANT EVEN IF YOU HAD NOTHING TO SAY. -RIGHT. -AND
  • 00:38:32.240 --> 00:38:35.170
  • SO THEY JUST GO, OH THAT WAS AWESOME, BUT IT WASN'T. YOU
  • 00:38:35.180 --> 00:38:38.150
  • KNOW? BUT WHEN NO ONE KNOWS WHO YOU ARE, YOU BETTER HAVE
  • 00:38:38.160 --> 00:38:40.190
  • SOMETHING TO SAY. SO FOR ME, JOEL MILGATE WAS OUR SURPRISE. I
  • 00:38:40.200 --> 00:38:45.070
  • LOVE THE FACT THAT HE DID A TALK ON OWNING YOUR SPACE, BECAUSE
  • 00:38:45.080 --> 00:38:49.190
  • ONE OF THE THINGS HE'D BEEN STRUGGLING WITH IS NOW HE'S 30
  • 00:38:49.200 --> 00:38:52.070
  • YEARS OLD, HE DOESN'T FEEL LIKE HE HAS A RIGHT TO THE SPACE HE
  • 00:38:52.080 --> 00:38:55.220
  • HAS. HE FEELS ALMOST APOLOGETIC ABOUT BEING THE PASTOR, AND
  • 00:38:55.230 --> 00:38:59.190
  • ABOUT HAVING THIS KIND OF LEADERSHIP ROLE, HAVING THIS
  • 00:38:59.200 --> 00:39:01.210
  • KIND OF INFLUENCE. AND HE SAID GOD'S BEEN REALLY TEACHING ON
  • 00:39:01.220 --> 00:39:04.160
  • ME, IS TO OWN HIS SPACE. HOW MANY OF US DON'T STILL STRUGGLE
  • 00:39:04.170 --> 00:39:08.010
  • WITH THAT? WHEN YOU STEPPED INTO LEADERSHIP AT TBN, THE
  • 00:39:08.020 --> 00:39:12.010
  • OVERWHELMING NATURE OF WHAT NOW YOUR CALLING IS AND YOU HAVE TO
  • 00:39:12.020 --> 00:39:16.000
  • KEEP OWNING YOUR SPACE? YOU HAVE TO KEEP STEPPING UP TO IT? AND
  • 00:39:16.010 --> 00:39:18.240
  • THERE ARE PROBABLY PEOPLE WHO THINK, WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE
  • 00:39:18.250 --> 00:39:22.170
  • BY CHANGING THE DIRECTION, OR CHANGING THE TEMPLATE, OR ISN'T
  • 00:39:22.180 --> 00:39:26.070
  • THAT AN INDICTMENT ON YOUR FAMILY IF YOU CHANGE THIS? AND
  • 00:39:26.080 --> 00:39:28.270
  • YOU GO, NO, I KNOW NO ONE WHO LOVES YOUR FAMILY MORE THAN YOU,
  • 00:39:28.280 --> 00:39:31.240
  • NO ONE WHO RESPECTS YOUR PARENTS MORE THAN YOU, NO ONE WHO'S
  • 00:39:31.250 --> 00:39:34.040
  • HONORED YOUR PARENTS MORE THAN YOU. BUT EVERY DECISION YOU
  • 00:39:34.050 --> 00:39:36.060
  • MAKE, IT CAN BE INTERPRETED AS DISHONORING YOUR FAMILY.
  • 00:39:36.070 --> 00:39:39.120
  • -RIGHT. -DISHONORING YOUR LEGACY. YOU HAVE TO OWN THE
  • 00:39:39.130 --> 00:39:41.100
  • SPACE. AND I LOVE THE FACT THAT HE STEPPED INTO THE MOMENT, HE
  • 00:39:41.110 --> 00:39:44.050
  • TALKED ABOUT THE INSECURITY HE HAS. EVERYONE THERE CAN RELATE
  • 00:39:44.060 --> 00:39:47.200
  • TO THAT. AND YOU KNOW WHAT? I'VE NEVER FIGURED OUT HOW TO GET
  • 00:39:47.210 --> 00:39:50.210
  • PAST FEELING THIS DEEP SENSE OF INSECURITY OF AN INADEQUACY.
  • 00:39:50.220 --> 00:39:54.050
  • BECAUSE EVERY TIME GOD CALLS YOU TO SOMETHING BIGGER, YOU FEEL
  • 00:39:54.060 --> 00:39:56.130
  • SMALLER. SO I LOVE THE FACT THAT JOEL MILGATE BROUGHT THIS
  • 00:39:56.140 --> 00:39:58.260
  • AMAZING TALK. IT WAS SO POWERFUL AND SO RICH. HE SURPRISED
  • 00:39:58.270 --> 00:40:02.130
  • EVERYONE. AND I GUARANTEE YOU NEXT YEAR WE'RE GOING TO HAVE
  • 00:40:02.140 --> 00:40:05.160
  • SOMEONE THAT NO ONE EXPECTS, THAT NO ONE SHOWS UP FOR, AND
  • 00:40:05.170 --> 00:40:08.280
  • THAT PERSON IS GOING TO BE THE SECRET WEAPON. MATT CROUCH: IT'S
  • 00:40:08.290 --> 00:40:11.230
  • MAINSTAGE RIGHT NOW MOSAIC CONFERENCE RIGHT HERE IN LOS
  • 00:40:11.240 --> 00:40:15.290
  • ANGELES.
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  • JOEL MILGATE: I'VE GOT THIS WEIRD FRIEND. WE'VE ALL GOT
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  • WEIRD FRIENDS. I'VE GOT THIS PARTICULARLY WEIRD FRIEND. HE'S
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  • GOT A BIONIC ARM. HE'S A MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER AND HE IS
  • 00:40:24.090 --> 00:40:29.080
  • SO HAPPY IT DISGUSTS ME. [LAUGHTER] AND JUST EVERY MOMENT
  • 00:40:29.090 --> 00:40:34.110
  • HE IS UP. YOU KNOW? HE'S 100% ALL THE TIME. AND I'M A . WE ARE
  • 00:40:34.120 --> 00:40:40.270
  • JUST NOT LIKE THAT. WE ARE DOWN 100% OF THE TIME AND EVERY NOW
  • 00:40:40.280 --> 00:40:45.040
  • AND THEN WE COME UP. BUT HE'S JUST UP ALL OF THE TIME AND JUST
  • 00:40:45.050 --> 00:40:49.000
  • BEING AROUND HIM MAKES ME DESPRESSED BECAUSE HE'S SO
  • 00:40:49.010 --> 00:40:51.100
  • HAPPY. AND WE'RE HAVING THIS CONVERSATION AND WE'RE DOING
  • 00:40:51.110 --> 00:40:55.240
  • THIS THING AND WE'RE JUST CHATTING AWAY AND I THOUGHT WE
  • 00:40:55.250 --> 00:40:58.130
  • WERE JUST HAVING A REALLY, REALLY NICE CONVERSATION, JUST
  • 00:40:58.140 --> 00:41:01.110
  • BOOTING OUR FRIENDSHIP, JUST LAUGHING ABOUT DIFFERENT THINGS.
  • 00:41:01.120 --> 00:41:04.040
  • AND THEN WE STARTED TALKING ABOUT TWITTER FOR SOME REASON.
  • 00:41:04.050 --> 00:41:08.070
  • DON'T BOTHER LOOKING ME UP ON TWITTER. I HAVE A PROFILE BUT I
  • 00:41:08.080 --> 00:41:10.190
  • HAVEN'T POSTED IN YEARS. I DON'T EVEN LOOK AT IT, BUT WE WERE
  • 00:41:10.200 --> 00:41:15.120
  • TALKING ABOUT TWITTER AND HE SAID, HEY, I FOLLOW YOU. WHY
  • 00:41:15.130 --> 00:41:19.250
  • HAVEN'T YOU SAID ANYTHING? LIKE, I FOLLOW YOU, WHY DON'T YOU POST
  • 00:41:19.260 --> 00:41:24.060
  • ANYTHING? AND I SAID A LINE THAT WOULD CHANGE THE COURSE OF OUR
  • 00:41:24.070 --> 00:41:30.030
  • CONVERSATION, AND WOULD CHANGE THE COURSE OF MY LIFE. I SAID,
  • 00:41:30.040 --> 00:41:36.060
  • OH, I DON'T REALLY FEEL LIKE I HAVE ANYTHING TO SAY. AND HE
  • 00:41:36.070 --> 00:41:41.120
  • WAS, LIKE, HOLD UP. IT WAS LIKE WE WEREN'T FRIENDS ANYMORE ALL
  • 00:41:41.130 --> 00:41:45.130
  • OF THE SUDDEN. HE WAS ABOUT TO STEP INTO A MOMENT, AND HE WAS,
  • 00:41:45.140 --> 00:41:50.010
  • LIKE, WHY WOULD YOU SAY THAT ABOUT YOURSELF? WHY WOULD YOU
  • 00:41:50.020 --> 00:41:53.180
  • SAY THAT ABOUT YOURSELF? I'M, LIKE, HOLD ON, MAN, I'M JUST
  • 00:41:53.190 --> 00:41:57.100
  • HAVING LUNCH. LIKE, LEAVE ME ALONE. [LAUGHTER] WELL, I
  • 00:41:57.110 --> 00:42:00.200
  • THOUGHT I WAS JUST BEING HONEST. HE SAID, WHY WOULD YOU SAY THAT
  • 00:42:00.210 --> 00:42:03.070
  • ABOUT YOURSELF? YOU DON'T HAVE A VOICE? YOU DON'T HAVE ANYTHING
  • 00:42:03.080 --> 00:42:06.170
  • TO SAY? IT'S JUST NOT TRUE. AND EVEN IF IT WAS TRUE, THAT'S THE
  • 00:42:06.180 --> 00:42:12.160
  • MOST DISEMPOWERING THING YOU COULD EVER SPEAK OVER YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:42:12.170 --> 00:42:17.030
  • DON'T YOU HAVE A STAGE? DON'T YOU HAVE A CHURCH? DO YOU STAND
  • 00:42:17.040 --> 00:42:21.090
  • THERE BELIEVING YOU HAVE NOTHING TO SAY? AND IN THAT MOMENT I WAS
  • 00:42:21.100 --> 00:42:27.010
  • SO CONFRONTED. THAT WAS THE END OF OUR HANGOUT. [LAUGHTER] IT
  • 00:42:27.020 --> 00:42:32.190
  • WAS THE END OF OUR FRIENDSHIP. NO, I'M JUST, IT WASN'T. WE'RE
  • 00:42:32.200 --> 00:42:37.180
  • STILL GOOD. IT WAS THE END OF THAT MOMENT, BECAUSE IT HIT MY
  • 00:42:37.190 --> 00:42:42.010
  • HEART AND MY SPIRIT SO MUCH, IT EXPOSED SOMETHING ABOUT WHAT
  • 00:42:42.020 --> 00:42:46.040
  • NOBODY COULD SEE THAT ON THE INSIDE DID NOT MATCH THE
  • 00:42:46.050 --> 00:42:51.090
  • OUTSIDE. THAT MAYBE TO THE APPEARANCE OF PEOPLE I HAD
  • 00:42:51.100 --> 00:42:55.220
  • LOOKED LIKE I HAD STEPPED INTO A SPACE, BUT ON THE INSIDE I HAD
  • 00:42:55.230 --> 00:43:01.130
  • NOT STEPPED THERE. I HAD NOT OWNED THAT TERRITORY. I HAD NOT
  • 00:43:01.140 --> 00:43:05.240
  • STEPPED IN. I HAD A LOT TO SAY BUT I DIDN'T BELIEVE I HAD A
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  • VOICE. AND I WONDER FOR YOU, TODAY, WHEREVER YOU ARE IN THIS
  • 00:43:11.250 --> 00:43:18.120
  • JOURNEY, PROBABLY A BUNCH OF PEOPLE HERE SOMEBODY'S BROUGHT
  • 00:43:18.130 --> 00:43:22.140
  • YOU; A REALLY GREAT FRIEND HAS BROUGHT YOU AND THIS IS THE
  • 00:43:22.150 --> 00:43:25.000
  • STRANGEST THING YOU'VE EVER BEEN TO IN YOUR LIFE. AND YOU'RE SO
  • 00:43:25.010 --> 00:43:28.090
  • COURAGEOUS TO BE HERE. I WONDER FOR YOU WHATEVER IT IS YOU'RE
  • 00:43:28.100 --> 00:43:33.050
  • DOING IN LIFE, YOU'RE DOING ON THE OUTSIDE, OR YOU'RE DOING ON
  • 00:43:33.060 --> 00:43:36.040
  • THE INSIDE? FOR THE PASTORS AND LEADERS HERE, HAVE YOU OWNED THE
  • 00:43:36.050 --> 00:43:43.000
  • SPACE ON THE INSIDE? WHERE ARE YOU AT? CAUSE I THINK UNLESS
  • 00:43:43.010 --> 00:43:49.060
  • YOU OWN THAT SPACE ON THE INSIDE, IT WILL UNDERMINE YOU
  • 00:43:49.070 --> 00:43:53.060
  • EVERY STEP OF THE WAY. BECAUSE THIS IS A CHRISTIAN WE SHOULD
  • 00:43:53.070 --> 00:43:58.220
  • REALLY LOOK AT THE BIBLE, [LAUGHTER] I LOVE THIS STORY
  • 00:43:58.230 --> 00:44:04.060
  • FROM JOSHUA CHAPTER 1, AFTER THE DEATH OF MOSES, THE LORD'S
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  • SERVANT, THE LORD SPOKE TO JOSHUA, SON OF NUN, MOSES'
  • 00:44:11.180 --> 00:44:17.040
  • ASSISTANT, AND HE SAID, AS A VOICE COMING TO JOSHUA IN THE
  • 00:44:17.050 --> 00:44:21.290
  • WILDERNESS, MOSES, MY SERVANT IS DEAD. THEREFORE THE TIME HAS
  • 00:44:22.000 --> 00:44:29.260
  • COME FOR YOU TO LEAD THESE PEOPLE, THE ISRAELITES, ACROSS
  • 00:44:29.270 --> 00:44:34.080
  • THE JORDAN RIVER AND INTO THE LAND I'M GIVING THEM. I PROMISE
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  • YOU WHAT I PROMISED MOSES; WHEREVER YOU SET YOUR FOOT,
  • 00:44:38.160 --> 00:44:42.150
  • YOU'LL BE ON LAND I'M GIVING YOU. FROM THE NEGEV WILDERNESS
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  • IN THE SOUTH TO THE LEBANON MOUNTAINS IN THE NORTH, FROM THE
  • 00:44:47.070 --> 00:44:50.180
  • EUPHRATES RIVER IN THE EAST, AND MEDITERRANEAN SEA IN THE WEST,
  • 00:44:50.190 --> 00:44:55.130
  • INCLUDING ALL OF THE LAND OF THE HITTITES. NO ONE WILL BE ABLE TO
  • 00:44:55.140 --> 00:44:59.000
  • STAND AGAINST YOU AS LONG AS YOU LIVE FOR I WILL BE WITH YOU AS I
  • 00:44:59.010 --> 00:45:02.290
  • WAS WITH MOSES. I WILL NOT FAIL YOU OR ABANDON YOU. BE STRONG
  • 00:45:03.000 --> 00:45:06.080
  • AND COURAGEOUS. HE'S SPEAKING TO THE INSIDE PLACE. FOR YOU ARE
  • 00:45:06.090 --> 00:45:12.230
  • THE ONE WHO WILL LEAD THESE PEOPLE TO POSSESS EVERYTHING I
  • 00:45:12.240 --> 00:45:16.260
  • SWORE TO THEIR ANCESTORS, I WOULD GIVE THEM. BE STRONG AND
  • 00:45:16.270 --> 00:45:20.040
  • COURAGEOUS. BE CAREFUL TO OBEY ALL THE INSTRUCTIONS MOSES GAVE
  • 00:45:20.050 --> 00:45:23.010
  • YOU. DO NOT DEVIATE FROM THEM EITHER TURNING FROM THE LEFT OR
  • 00:45:23.020 --> 00:45:26.050
  • THE RIGHT, THEN YOU'LL BE SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING YOU DO.
  • 00:45:26.060 --> 00:45:29.210
  • STUDY THIS BOOK; MEDITATE ON IT DAY AND NIGHT AND YOU WILL BE
  • 00:45:29.220 --> 00:45:33.110
  • SURE TO OBEY EVERYTHING WRITTEN IN IT. ONLY THEN WILL YOU
  • 00:45:33.120 --> 00:45:36.170
  • PROSPER AND SUCCEED. THIS IS MY COMMAND: BE STRONG AND
  • 00:45:36.180 --> 00:45:40.070
  • COURAGEOUS. DO NOT BE AFRAID OR DISCOURAGED FOR THE LORD, YOUR
  • 00:45:40.080 --> 00:45:43.030
  • GOD, IS WITH YOU WHEREVER YOU GO. I THINK FOR US TO STEP IN
  • 00:45:43.040 --> 00:45:49.100
  • AND OWN OUR SPACE, I JUST WANT TO TALK ABOUT 3 THINGS REALLY
  • 00:45:49.110 --> 00:45:51.280
  • QUICKLY. HOW DO WE STEP IN AND OWN THAT SPACE? THE FIRST THING
  • 00:45:51.290 --> 00:45:56.030
  • I WANT TO TALK ABOUT IS WE NEED TO GET SOME CLARITY AROUND OUR
  • 00:45:56.040 --> 00:45:58.250
  • CALLING. WE NEED CLARITY AROUND OUR CALLING. SEE, FOR ME, I
  • 00:45:58.260 --> 00:46:04.180
  • THOUGHT I WAS PLAN B. THE REASON I HADN'T OWNED MY SPACE
  • 00:46:04.190 --> 00:46:08.210
  • IS BECAUSE I FELT LIKE I TOOK SOMEBODY ELSE'S SPACE. I HADN'T
  • 00:46:08.220 --> 00:46:13.090
  • OWNED MY SPACE BECAUSE I DIDN'T WANT TO BE 2ND CHOICE TO GOD. I
  • 00:46:13.100 --> 00:46:17.170
  • DIDN'T WANT TO BE 2ND CHOICE FOR THE CHURCH. I DIDN'T WANT TO BE
  • 00:46:17.180 --> 00:46:21.010
  • THE PLAN B. I FELT LIKE I DIDN'T OWN THE SPACE INSIDE CAUSE I
  • 00:46:21.020 --> 00:46:26.190
  • DIDN'T FEEL LIKE IT WAS MY SPACE TO OWN. BUT YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:46:26.200 --> 00:46:31.040
  • SOMETIMES MOSES' DIE AND NOW'S THE TIME FOR YOU. I DON'T KNOW
  • 00:46:31.050 --> 00:46:41.070
  • IF IT'S PLAN B OR PLAN A, IT REALLY DOESN'T MATTER BECAUSE
  • 00:46:41.080 --> 00:46:44.190
  • MOSES IS GONE. LIKE, IT REALLY DOESN'T MATTER. LIKE, OH, YOUR
  • 00:46:44.200 --> 00:46:50.000
  • FATHER SHOULD HAVE BEEN ALL THESE THINGS FOR YOU. WELL, THAT
  • 00:46:50.010 --> 00:46:52.080
  • DOESN'T MATTER BECAUSE NOW YOU'RE THE FATHER. OH, MY MOM,
  • 00:46:52.090 --> 00:46:57.050
  • SHE SHOULD HAVE BEEN ALL OF THESE THINGS FOR ME. IT DOESN'T
  • 00:46:57.060 --> 00:46:59.110
  • REALLY MATTER BECAUSE NOW YOU'RE THE MOM. OH, MY BOSS. NOW YOU'RE
  • 00:46:59.120 --> 00:47:07.000
  • THE BOSS. MY PASTOR. THE PERSON BEFORE ME. YOU NEED TO KNOW IF
  • 00:47:07.010 --> 00:47:14.240
  • YOU'RE SOMEWHERE IN LIFE, YOU HAVE A CALLING IN THAT PLACE.
  • 00:47:14.250 --> 00:47:19.280
  • AND IF YOU AVOID THE CALLING IN THAT PLACE, YOU CAN NEVER OWN
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  • THE SPACE. [APPLAUSE] OH, BUT I DON'T KNOW WHAT I'M HERE TO DO.
  • 00:47:24.090 --> 00:47:32.270
  • I DON'T KNOW MY CALLING. I DON'T KNOW WHY I'M ON THIS EARTH. I
  • 00:47:32.280 --> 00:47:36.150
  • DON'T KNOW WHY I'M HERE. I DON'T KNOW WHA'S SPECIAL ABOUT ME. WHO
  • 00:47:36.160 --> 00:47:41.030
  • CARES? [LAUGHTER] BECAUSE THERE'S HEAPS YOU DO KNOW ABOUT
  • 00:47:41.040 --> 00:47:46.030
  • YOUR CALLING. THERE'S HEAPS YOU DO KNOW ABOUT WHY YOU'RE HERE.
  • 00:47:46.040 --> 00:47:49.210
  • YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW THE UNIQUE, INDIVIDUAL TOUCH ON YOUR LIFE
  • 00:47:49.220 --> 00:47:52.220
  • YET, AND THERE IS ONE AND I BELIEVE IN IT WITH EVERYTHING
  • 00:47:52.230 --> 00:47:55.120
  • I'VE GOT, BUT IN THE MEANTIME, UNTIL GOD REVEALS THAT TO YOU,
  • 00:47:55.130 --> 00:48:00.030
  • YOU CAN GET BUSY CAUSE YOU ARE CALLED TO BRING LOVE INTO THE
  • 00:48:00.040 --> 00:48:03.260
  • WORLD. YOU WERE CALLED TO BRING LIGHT INTO THE WORLD. [APPLAUSE]
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  • WE'RE WAITING FOR OUR UNIQUE THING BUT GOD WANTS TO KNOW CAN
  • 00:48:11.280 --> 00:48:15.120
  • YOU DO THE GENERAL THING? BECAUSE THE UNIQUE THING IS
  • 00:48:15.130 --> 00:48:18.160
  • OVERRATED BECAUSE ALL IT IS IS A SPECIFIC PLACE DOING THE GENERAL
  • 00:48:18.170 --> 00:48:21.190
  • THING ANYWAY. [LAUGHTER] WHEREVER YOU ARE, WORKING IN
  • 00:48:21.200 --> 00:48:26.020
  • THAT COFFEE SHOP, TRYING OUT FOR THOSE PARTS, WONDERING WHEN
  • 00:48:26.030 --> 00:48:30.210
  • SOMETHING'S GOING TO OPEN UP FOR YOU, IT DOESN'T MATTER. YOU
  • 00:48:30.220 --> 00:48:33.010
  • DON'T NEED TO KNOW YOUR CALLING TO HAVE A CLARITY AROUND YOUR
  • 00:48:33.020 --> 00:48:35.040
  • CALLING BECAUSE GOD'S ALREADY REVEALED IT TO YOU. AND UNTIL
  • 00:48:35.050 --> 00:48:39.080
  • YOU OWN THAT, THAT FOR THE PEOPLE IN YOUR SPHERE OF
  • 00:48:39.090 --> 00:48:42.100
  • INFLUENCE, YOU ARE PLAN A. THERE ISN'T SOMEBODY ELSE COMING. FOR
  • 00:48:42.110 --> 00:48:46.240
  • THE PEOPLE THAT ARE IN YOUR LIFE, FOR THE PEOPLE THAT ARE IN
  • 00:48:46.250 --> 00:48:49.060
  • YOUR WORKPLACE, FOR THE PEOPLE THAT ARE IN YOUR FAMILY, YOU ARE
  • 00:48:49.070 --> 00:48:52.100
  • THE PLAN. THAT IS YOUR CALLING. WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
  • 00:48:52.110 --> 00:48:55.260
  • [APPLAUSE] A CLARITY OF CALLING. WE NEED TO RESOLVE OUR SOURCE OF
  • 00:48:55.270 --> 00:49:07.240
  • COURAGE. IS OUR SOURCE OF COURAGE OURSELVES? BECAUSE IF
  • 00:49:07.250 --> 00:49:13.120
  • YOU'RE HERE AND YOUR SOURCE OF COURAGE IS YOU, EVENTUALLY IT'S
  • 00:49:13.130 --> 00:49:18.020
  • GOING TO RUN OUT. JOSHUA'S INSTRUCTIONS FROM GOD ARE NOT BE
  • 00:49:18.030 --> 00:49:23.200
  • STRONG AND COURAGEOUS BECAUSE YOU'RE AWESOME, BE STRONG AND
  • 00:49:23.210 --> 00:49:27.180
  • COURAGEOUS BECAUSE YOU'VE GOT THIS, BE STRONG AND COURAGEOUS
  • 00:49:27.190 --> 00:49:30.000
  • BECAUSE YOU'VE LEARNED ENOUGH TO DO THIS, BE STRONG AND
  • 00:49:30.010 --> 00:49:32.110
  • COURAGEOUS BECAUSE YOU'VE BEEN HERE BEFORE, BE STRONG AND
  • 00:49:32.120 --> 00:49:34.200
  • COURAGEOUS BECAUSE YOU'RE EXPERIENCED. BE STRONG AND
  • 00:49:34.210 --> 00:49:37.040
  • COURAGEOUS FOR I AM WITH YOU. LET ME BE YOUR SOURCE OF
  • 00:49:37.050 --> 00:49:41.080
  • COURAGE. [APPLAUSE] SOMETIMES THE ONLY TIMES WE'RE OPERATING
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  • WITH COURAGE IS WHEN WE'RE IN ROOMS WHERE WE'RE THE BIGGEST
  • 00:49:46.160 --> 00:49:49.140
  • PERSON. AND ISN'T THAT, THAT BECOMES OUR SOURCE OF COURAGE,
  • 00:49:49.150 --> 00:49:56.100
  • IS COMPARISON. AND IF THAT'S OUR SOURCE OF COURAGE, WE CAN NEVER
  • 00:49:56.110 --> 00:49:59.040
  • LIVE THE BIG LIVES WE WERE DESIGNED TO LIVE, BECAUSE WE'LL
  • 00:49:59.050 --> 00:50:02.010
  • AWAYS CHOOSE THE SMALL POND WHERE WE'RE THE BIG FISH BECAUSE
  • 00:50:02.020 --> 00:50:05.050
  • WHEN WE CHOOSE THE BIG POND, WHEN WE'RE THE SMALL FISH, IT
  • 00:50:05.060 --> 00:50:07.290
  • EXPOSES THE SOURCE OF OUR COURAGE. IF COMPARISON IS OUR
  • 00:50:08.000 --> 00:50:11.220
  • SOURCE OF COURAGE, IF WE'RE ONLY GREAT BECAUSE WE'RE BETTER THAN
  • 00:50:11.230 --> 00:50:14.060
  • SOMEBODY ELSE, WE CAN NEVER BE GREAT. [APPLAUSE] SO GOD WANTS
  • 00:50:14.070 --> 00:50:23.250
  • TO BE OUR SOURCE OF COURAGE. HE IS WITH US. WHEREVER YOU GO,
  • 00:50:23.260 --> 00:50:27.210
  • THAT CALLING IN YOUR HEART, THAT DESIRE THAT YOU HAVE, THAT DREAM
  • 00:50:27.220 --> 00:50:31.110
  • THAT YOU HAVE, YOU CAN BE COURAGEOUS AND CONFIDENT IN IT.
  • 00:50:31.120 --> 00:50:35.160
  • NOT BECAUSE YOU'VE GOT IT, BUT BECAUSE HE WILL BE WITH YOU. NOT
  • 00:50:35.170 --> 00:50:40.120
  • JUST THE CLARITY OF CALLING, NOT JUST THE SOURCE OF COURAGE, BUT
  • 00:50:40.130 --> 00:50:43.100
  • WE NEED A STRENGTH OF CONVICTION. GOD'S SO INTERESTED
  • 00:50:43.110 --> 00:50:48.020
  • IN WHO WE ARE, NOT WHAT WE DO. HE'S INTERESTED IN OUR
  • 00:50:48.030 --> 00:50:51.180
  • CHARACTER, NOT OUR TALENT. YOU KNOW WHY HE'S INTERESTED IN
  • 00:50:51.190 --> 00:50:54.090
  • THAT? BECAUSE OUR TALENT IS HOW WE BRING THINGS TO THE WORLD,
  • 00:50:54.100 --> 00:51:02.000
  • BUT OUR CHARACTER WILL SHAPE WHAT WE BRING. AND THE MOST
  • 00:51:02.010 --> 00:51:06.020
  • DANGEROUS PERSON IN THIS WORLD IS A HIGHLY TALENTED PERSON WITH
  • 00:51:06.030 --> 00:51:11.010
  • NO CHARACTER CAUSE THEY WILL REAP AND MULTIPLY AND BREED
  • 00:51:11.020 --> 00:51:16.060
  • DESTRUCTION AND HATRED AND DARKNESS. AND YOU MIGHT BE
  • 00:51:16.070 --> 00:51:20.210
  • WONDERING WHY GOD HASN'T LET YOU LOOSE BECAUSE YOU'RE SO
  • 00:51:20.220 --> 00:51:23.110
  • TALENTED, BUT I WONDER IF IT'S CAUSE YOUR CHARACTER CANNOT BE
  • 00:51:23.120 --> 00:51:29.210
  • TRUSTED YET. YOU'VE GOT TO TRUST THAT GOD WILL OPEN THE DOOR.
  • 00:51:29.220 --> 00:51:36.240
  • YOU'VE GOT TO TRUST THAT GOD CAN BRING THE SUCCESS. GOD'S WORDS
  • 00:51:36.250 --> 00:51:39.150
  • TO JOSHUA, IF YOU JUST FOCUS ON OBEYING MY WORD, IF YOU FOCUS ON
  • 00:51:39.160 --> 00:51:43.260
  • MEDITATING ON MY WORDS, ON MY INSTRUCTIONS, ON MY WAY OF LIFE,
  • 00:51:43.270 --> 00:51:49.210
  • AND IF YOU DON'T DEVIATE FROM THEM, YOU CAN KNOW THIS, YOU'LL
  • 00:51:49.220 --> 00:51:54.060
  • BE SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING YOU DO. THE DOORS WILL OPEN. YOU'LL
  • 00:51:54.070 --> 00:51:58.250
  • TAKE THE TERRITORY. YOU'LL STEP INTO THE SPACES AND YOU'LL HAVE
  • 00:51:58.260 --> 00:52:02.190
  • WHAT IT TAKES IN THOSE MOMENTS IF YOU FOCUS ON WHAT YOU CAN
  • 00:52:02.200 --> 00:52:06.020
  • FOCUS ON. WHO ARE YOU BECOMING? DO YOU HAVE THAT STRENGTH OF
  • 00:52:06.030 --> 00:52:11.020
  • CONVICTION THAT WHEN NOBODY ELSE IS LOOKING YOU'RE JUST GOING TO
  • 00:52:11.030 --> 00:52:14.010
  • WORRY ABOUT WHO YOU'RE BECOMING AND LET GOD WORRY ABOUT WHAT
  • 00:52:14.020 --> 00:52:17.050
  • YOU'RE DOING? BECAUSE I BELIEVE THAT'S HOW WE OWN OUR SPACE, WE
  • 00:52:17.060 --> 00:52:22.230
  • OWN WHAT WE CAN OWN. I LOVE THIS VERSE IN 2 TIMOTHY 1:5, IT SAYS
  • 00:52:22.240 --> 00:52:34.160
  • THIS, I REMEMBER YOUR GENUINE FAITH, FOR YOU SHARED THE FAITH
  • 00:52:34.170 --> 00:52:40.170
  • THAT FIRST FILLED YOUR GRANDMOTHER LOIS, AND THEN YOUR
  • 00:52:40.180 --> 00:52:44.140
  • MOTHER EUNICE, AND I KNOW THAT FAITH, THAT CONFIDENCE, THAT WAY
  • 00:52:44.150 --> 00:52:52.200
  • OF LIVING THAT'S GOT YOUR EYES SET ON THE FUTURE, NOT YOUR EYES
  • 00:52:52.210 --> 00:52:57.230
  • SET ON THE PAST, I KNOW THAT SAME FAITH CONTINUES SO STRONG
  • 00:52:57.240 --> 00:53:02.010
  • IN YOU. AND THIS IS WHY I REMIND YOU OF THIS, FAN INTO FLAMES,
  • 00:53:02.020 --> 00:53:07.290
  • PUT FRESH BREATH, PUT SOME FRESH KINDLING ON THE FIRE, SO THAT
  • 00:53:08.000 --> 00:53:13.010
  • YOUR SPIRITUAL GIFT, THE REASON YOU'RE ON THIS EARTH, COME TO
  • 00:53:13.020 --> 00:53:18.070
  • LIGHT AGAIN. FOR GOD HAS NOT GIVEN YOU A SPIRIT OF FEAR AND
  • 00:53:18.080 --> 00:53:23.030
  • TIMIDITY. HE HASN'T GIVEN YOU A SPIRIT THAT WOULDN'T OWN YOUR
  • 00:53:23.040 --> 00:53:26.210
  • SPACE. HE'S GIVEN YOU A SPIRIT THAT WOULD STEP INTO THAT SPACE,
  • 00:53:26.220 --> 00:53:31.000
  • THE SPIRIT OF LOVE AND OF POWER AND OF A SOUND MIND. YOU MIGHT
  • 00:53:31.010 --> 00:53:36.250
  • BE THINKING WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? WELL, IF YOU DON'T OWN THE SPACE
  • 00:53:36.260 --> 00:53:40.190
  • INSIDE, YOU NEED OTHER PEOPLE TO OWN IT FOR YOU. THINK ABOUT IT.
  • 00:53:40.200 --> 00:53:44.260
  • TIMOTHY IS A PASTOR, HIS CHURCH IS EXPECTED TO BE AROUND 60.000
  • 00:53:44.270 --> 00:53:49.200
  • PEOPLE AT THIS TIME IN HIS LIFE. HE'S STRESSED OUT. HE'S GOT A
  • 00:53:49.210 --> 00:53:53.080
  • LOT GOING ON. EVEN PAUL ENCOURAGED HIM TO DRINK WINE TO
  • 00:53:53.090 --> 00:53:55.190
  • COPE. [LAUGHTER] HE'S GOT IT ALL GOING ON. HE'S SEEN AMAZING
  • 00:53:55.200 --> 00:54:02.040
  • THINGS HAPPEN. HE'S FOLLOWED ONE OF THE GREATEST PASTORS THE
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  • WORLD HAD EVER KNOWN AT THAT TIME: PAUL. BUT SOMETHING ABOUT
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  • HIM SHRUNK BACK FROM THAT SPACE. AND HE'S REMINDING HIM, HEY, YOU
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  • NEED TO STEP IN THERE BECAUSE IF YOU DON'T STEP IN THERE YOU
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  • CANNOT BRING LOVE. YOU CANNOT BRING POWER AND YOU CANNOT BRING
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  • A SOUND MIND TO THIS WORLD. YOU KNOW, HOW DOES THAT WORK? WHAT
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  • DO YOU MEAN? WELL, IF WE DON'T OWN OUR SPACE, WE NEED OTHER
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  • PEOPLE TO CONSTANTLY LOVE US SO THAT WE CAN STAND THERE. AND THE
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  • MOMENT THEY'RE NOT ENCOURAGING US, THE MOMENT THEY'RE NOT
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  • BUILDING US UP, WE SHRINK BACK AND IF WE DON'T STAND THERE,
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  • THEN HOW CAN WE LOVE THEM CAUE WE NEED TO BE LOVED BY THEM.
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  • WHAT DO YOU MEAN IF I DON'T HAVE POWER, WHEN I DON'T STEP IN
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  • THAT? BECAUSE YOU'LL ONLY STAND THERE WHEN PEOPLE AGREE WITH
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  • YOU, AND WHEN THEY'RE FOR YOU, AND WHEN YOU'RE ALL ON THE SAME
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  • PAGE, WHICH MEANS YOU CANNOT BRING THE POWER AND THE
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  • CHALLANGE AND THE ENCOURAGEMENT AND THE HOPE THAT THIS WORLD
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  • NEEDS. OH, WHAT DO YOU MEAN, A SOUND MIND? IF YOU STEP IN, THEN
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  • YOU DON'T NEED EVERYBODY TO JUST CONSTANTLY CONFIRM EVERYTHING
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  • YOU THINK, AND EVERY IDEA YOU HAVE BECAUSE THAT'S THE MAJORITY
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  • THOUGHT. BUT A VOICE IN THE WILDERNESS WAS NEVER COMMON
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  • THOUGHT. IT WAS NEVER WHAT THE MAJORITY BELIEVED. AND SO GOD'S
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  • SAYING, HEY, GOD HAS NOT GIVEN US THAT SPIRIT THAT WOULDN'T OWN
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  • THE SPACE. HE'S GIVEN US A SPIRIT THAT WOULD OWN IT BECAUSE
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  • THAT'S THE SPIRIT OF LOVE. THAT'S THE SPIRIT OF POWER.
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  • THAT'S THE SPIRIT OF WISDOM, THE SOUND MIND. I WONDER, ARE YOU
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  • OWNING THAT SPACE? I HAD TO DECIDE A LONG TIME AGO, AND I
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  • HAVE TO DECIDE VERY SINGLE DAY AND IT DOES NOT COME EASY TO MY.
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  • I WILL NOT BE A RELUCTANT LEADER! I WILL NOT BE A
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  • RELUCTANT LEADER! NO LONGER WILL I STAND ON STAGES AND LEAD TEAMS
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  • AND BELIEVE THAT I DON'T HAVE A VOICE AND I DON'T HAVE A PURPOSE
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  • AND THAT I CAN'T BRING SOMETHING WORTH BRINGING. WHAT ABOUT YOU?
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  • HOW LONG ARE YOU GOING TO ARGUE WITH GOD? HOW LONG ARE YOU GOING
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  • TO QUESTION HIM? HOW LONG ARE YOU GOING TO BE RELUCTANT? HOW
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  • LONG ARE YOU GOING TO JUST RETRACE THOSE SAME STEPS AND GO
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  • AROUND AND AROUND AND AROUND AGAING WITHOUT RISING UP TO THE
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  • PLACE THAT GOD HAS FOR YOU? [APPLAUSE] THE VOICE THAT COMES
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  • IN THE WILDERNESS AND IT SPEAKS INTO JOSHUA'S SOUL, INVITES HIM
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  • TO OWN HIS SPACE IN THIS WORLD. IT WASN'T JOSHUA'S CHOOSING TO
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  • BE WHO HE WAS, IT WAS GOD'S CHOOSING. IT WASN'T JOSHUA'S
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  • ABILITY THAT WAS GOING TO GET HIM WHERE HE NEEDED TO GO, IT
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  • WAS GOD'S ABILITY. IT WASN'T JOSHUA'S TALENT, IT WAS HIS
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  • TRUSTWORTHINESS OF HIS CHARACTER. AND THE VOICE COMES
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  • IN THE WILDERNESS AND IT CALLS, IT CALLS JOSHUA OUT OF THE
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  • WILDERNESS THAT'S INSIDE OF HIM, THAT COMPARED HIM TO EVERYONE
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  • WHO HAD GONE BEFORE. AND IT SAYS I CHOOSE YOU. [APPLAUSE]
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • YOU ARE MY HOPE
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  • YOU ARE MINE
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  • YOU ARE MY HOPE
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  • YOU ARE MINE
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  • YOU ARE MY HOPE
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  • YOU ARE MINE
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  • YOU ARE MY HOPE
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  • YOU ARE MINE
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  • YOU ARE MY HOPE
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  • YOU ARE MINE
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  • YOU ARE MY HOPE
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  • YOU ARE MINE
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  • YOU ARE MY HOPE
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  • YOU ARE MINE
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  • YOU ARE MY HOPE
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  • YOU ARE MINE
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  • YOU ARE MY HOPE
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  • YOU ARE MINE
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  • YOU ARE MY HOPE
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  • YOU ARE MINE
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  • YOU ARE MY HOPE
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  • YOU ARE MINE
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  • YOU ARE MY HOPE
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  • YOU ARE MINE
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  • YOU ARE MY HOPE
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  • YOU ARE MINE
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