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I Need A Change Part 5

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February 23, 2020
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I Need A Change Part 5

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  • - There's an old sayingthat I've used for years,
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  • don't know who to give credit to
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  • because I'm not even surehow long ago I heard it,
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  • but you can't livebeyond what you know,
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  • you can only possess thingsthat you really understand.
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  • So if I need a change,the change is gonnacome with my mind
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  • and my understanding of changes.
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  • You know what, this isgonna be a great journey,
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  • go with me, I'llsee you in a minute.
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  • (upbeat music)
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  • RCTV 267Messae: 12-1-19Airs: 2-23-20
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  • Psalm 1, and I'm going toread about three verses
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  • and then I'm goingto go to Proverbs 23
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  • and read that off the screen.
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  • "Blessed is the man whowalks not in the counsel
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  • "of the ungodly, nor standsin the path of sinners
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  • "nor sits in theseat of the scornful.
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  • "So the man isblessed," and he says,
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  • "Who does not do these things.
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  • "Blessed is the manwho does not walk
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  • "and lend his earto ungodly counsel,
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  • "who does not stand inthe environment of people
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  • "who care nothingabout pleasing God.
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  • "And he does not sit at thetable that is scornful,"
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  • where people arescorning other people.
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  • So blessed is the manwho does not lend his ear
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  • to bad counsel,
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  • who does not give himselfto bad environments,
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  • and who does not lendhimself to bad speech.
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  • I'm going to say it again,
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  • blessed is the man whodoes not lend his ear
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  • to bad counsel,
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  • blessed is the man whodoes not involve himself
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  • in adverse environmentsand blessed is the man
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  • who does not involvehimself in unkind speech.
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  • Now let's look atthis, verse two,
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  • "But blessed is the man whodelights in the law of the Lord,
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  • "and in his law hemeditates," say meditates,
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  • "Meditates day andnight," here's the result,
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  • "He shall be like a treeplanted by the rivers of water,
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  • "that being forthfruit in its season
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  • "who leaves shall not wither
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  • "and whatever hedoes shall prosper."
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  • What is the result of this one?
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  • He delights himself inthe law of the Lord,
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  • he sets his mind or hismeditations on that law,
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  • 24 hours a day.
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  • His result is hewill be like a tree,
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  • planted by the rivers of water
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  • that brings forthfruit in its season.
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  • His leaf shall not whitherand whatever he does
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  • shall prosper.
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  • Lord blessed thereading of your word
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  • in Jesus' name and everybody'ssin, amen and amen.
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  • Tell everyone on bothsides, that is our custom,
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  • say, "Here we go neighbor,here we go, here we go."
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  • Proverbs 23:7, throw it onthe screen if you would,
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  • throw it on the screen.
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  • "For as he thinks in hisheart," or the King James,
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  • "As a man thinketh," I knowwe don't say thinketh anymore,
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  • "But as a man thinkethin his heart, so is he."
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  • That's the truth I wantto pull out of that.
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  • There is other informationabove it and beneath it,
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  • but I wanna extractthe principle
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  • that is being taught there,
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  • because I believe it's oneof most powerful statements
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  • in all of the word of Godand Proverbs is written by
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  • what we call the wisestman who has ever lived,
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  • a man named Solomon.
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  • "As a man thinketh inhis heart, so is he."
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  • I told you last weekand here's where I jump
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  • to all my new information.
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  • That your mind, what I'vebeen telling you for weeks,
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  • has two basic functions,it remembers the past,
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  • it has the ability toimagine the future.
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  • Your past is thesize of a closet
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  • in your apartmentor in your house.
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  • Your imagination is asbig as the universe.
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  • And God is the God
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  • who is able to doexceedingly, abundantly, above
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  • all that you canthink or imagine,
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  • he's not the God who'strying to recreate
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  • what you can remember, he'sthe God who is able to do
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  • what you can imagine.
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  • I can't unpack that, I ain'tgot time to fool with that.
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  • So if you can imagineit, I'm here to tell you
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  • God is able, God is able.
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  • Touch your neighbor and say,"God is able, God is able,
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  • "God is able."
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  • Now your mind has twoprimary functions,
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  • now there are two minds.
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  • There're two thinks.
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  • Science would call itconscious and subconscious.
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  • The Bible calls is headthink and heart think.
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  • The Bible does not say,
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  • "As a man thinketh inhis head, so is he,"
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  • because the fact isthere are random thoughts
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  • running through yourhead all the time
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  • and all of those thoughtsdo not define you.
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  • When somebody flips you off,
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  • you have a random thought,but they don't define me,
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  • if they define me, I wouldn'tbe preaching to you today.
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  • They don't define who I am.
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  • There are thoughts that wehave when we walk into a room
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  • and see how somebody's dressed.
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  • There's a thought you havewhen you see your girlfriend
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  • and she just got a haircutthat you don't think
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  • particularly fits her style.
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  • There are thoughts thatyou have about the way
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  • handle themselves orthoughts that you have
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  • about attitudes, thereare thoughts that you have
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  • and they come in and outof your conscious mind,
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  • out of your head thinkday in and day out
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  • but they do not define youand they're easy to delete
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  • very quickly.
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  • Like I said, you don'tremember what you wore
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  • three Tuesdays ago, notunless you've written it
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  • on the calendar, why?
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  • Because it's in your head think,
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  • it doesn't define you,it comes and it goes,
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  • it comes and it goes,it comes and it goes.
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  • But now let's go ontowhat Proverbs said,
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  • "As a man thinketh,not in his head,
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  • "but as a man thinkethin his heart, so is he."
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  • Is is a state of being,verb is an action.
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  • I mean think is averb, an action verb.
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  • So the action verb,think, defines my is.
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  • What is heart thinking?
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  • It's what science wouldcall a subconscious.
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  • The heart think goes to thisverse and I just read it,
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  • this word and I just readit, in the verses of Psalm 1.
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  • "Blessed is the man whowalks not in the counsel
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  • "of the ungodly, nor standin the way of sinners,
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  • "nor sits in theseat of the scornful,
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  • "but his delight isin the law of the Lord
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  • "and in that law doth hemeditate day and night."
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  • You are in charge of whatgets into your heart think
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  • or your subconsciousthrough your meditations.
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  • Meditations arenot random thoughts
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  • that are being deleted,deleted, deleted,
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  • they are the thoughtsthat come to stay.
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  • They are whereyou set your mind.
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  • The Bible says, "Setyour mind on things above
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  • "where Christ is."
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  • In other words, I get tochoose my meditations,
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  • I don't get tochoose every thought,
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  • some thoughts run through myhead before I even get a chance
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  • to filter it,
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  • but I do get tochoose my meditations.
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  • Meditations are the thingswhich you constantly download
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  • through repetition.
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  • The word, meditation meansto mull over and over
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  • in a low voice.
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  • It means to groan,it means to mutter.
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  • (mutters indistinctly)
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  • When you barely hearsomebody talking,
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  • you're not really understandingwhat they're saying,
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  • you know that they'resaying something
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  • but you're not reallysure what they're saying
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  • and you can get up to themand you kinda hear them.
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  • That's the way you areto do the word of God
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  • because your mouth tellsyour heart what to believe.
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  • So the word of God says,
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  • take the laws of God, thetruths, the keys of God,
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  • and say them over andover and repeat them
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  • over and over in yourmind and out of your mouth
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  • and talk to yourself and saythem over and over and over
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  • and over again, untilthey are downloaded,
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  • downloaded, downloaded,
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  • because repetition makesthem go into your hard drive.
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  • And it is very difficultto wipe out a hard drive.
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  • Now some of you computer buffswho know much more than me,
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  • say, "Well, no, I canget it done real quick,"
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  • but the fact is you donot clean up a hard drive
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  • by hitting a delete buttonbecause delete buttons
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  • don't mean that stuffin the hard drive
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  • has really been deleted.
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  • And people with theright recovery system
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  • can go in and get thefiles that you think
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  • you have deleted.
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  • So the fact is
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  • if you want to begin toclean up the hard drive,
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  • you've got to go intosome intense servicing
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  • to get things outof a hard drive.
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  • That's why you've got to becareful about repetition.
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  • Repetition is a greatthing if it's a God thing.
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  • So if you're sitting there andyour body's wracked with pain
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  • and you've got a bad report
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  • and you're saying,
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  • "But he sent his wordand healed my disease,
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  • "and he sent his wordand healed my disease."
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  • Thank you, that'll be $10,yes sir thank you very much,
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  • and he sent his wordand healed my disease.
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  • He sent his word, andyou got your shopping bag
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  • and he sent his wordand healed my disease
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  • and it starts hurting,but he sent his word
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  • and he healed, youjust say it over
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  • and over and over to yourself,
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  • what's happening is youare taking the law of God
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  • and putting it down inyour heart until your heart
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  • has embraced it and there areseveral dimensions to this,
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  • I'm going to get toit in just a minute.
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  • But when your heartembraces a thing
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  • that is the thing that beginsto define your reality.
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  • The fact that I sawsomebody wearing red shoes
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  • and I say, "Thoseare some cool shoes,"
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  • that thought does not define me
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  • but if I say, "Nobodyloves me, nobody loves me,
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  • "nobody loves me, nobodyloves me, nobody loves me,
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  • "and my daddy left meand my momma did this
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  • "and never did this,and they did this,
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  • "my first wife didthis, and then my kids,"
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  • and when youconstantly download,
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  • then that begins to define you.
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  • And you begin to liveout of the repetition
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  • of what you have constantlystuffed down into your heart
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  • but I'm here to tell thatis not a terminal disease.
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  • Even if it's been wiredinto your hard drive,
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  • I want you to know thereis a cleansing agent
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  • that can go back and it canuproot every single file
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  • that you've downloaded andbegin not only to change the way
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  • your head thinks, but changethe way your heart thinks.
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  • Somebody say, "Amen, amen,"third time, "And amen".
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  • We live in the file cabinetor in the computer chip
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  • of everything thathas happened to us,
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  • that is painful, whatthey did, when they left,
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  • how they did it, whobetrayed me, who hurt me,
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  • and the fact is, I cannotget my life unstuck
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  • until I get my head unstuck.
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  • - [Announcer] You are notin charge of every thought
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  • that goes through your head,
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  • but you are in charge ofthe ones you meditate on.
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  • In this series, RonCarpenter shows you
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  • how to steer your lifein the right direction.
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  • - [Ron Carpenter] So ifI really wanna change
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  • I don't put my hand on it,I put my hand on my head
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  • and say, "God,change my thinking,
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  • "I can change my marriage
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  • "if I change the way Ithink about marriage.
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  • "I can change my economy,
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  • "if I change the wayI think about money."
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  • - Romans 12, "I beseechyou therefore, brethren,
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  • "by the mercies of God,
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  • "to present your bodiesa living sacrifice,
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  • "holy, acceptable unto God,
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  • "which is yourreasonable service,"
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  • why are you reading so fast Ron?
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  • Because I've gota long way to go
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  • and a short time to get there.
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  • Number two, "Do not beconformed to this world,
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  • "but be ye transformed bythe renewing of your mind,
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  • "that you may be able toprove what is that good,
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  • "pleasing, acceptablewill of God."
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  • Now here's whathe's talking about.
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  • Be transformed by therenewing of your mind,
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  • you have got to begin toget into your head think
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  • and your heart think and you'vegot to begin to renew it.
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  • What is the renewing agent?
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  • Here, I'm going bythis verse by verse.
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  • Jeremiah chapter one,verses four through six.
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  • "Then the word ofthe Lord came,"
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  • this is Jeremiah the prophet
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  • and God is about to have hisfirst conversation with him,
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  • telling him that he's beencalled to be a prophet
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  • to the nation of Israel.
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  • Let's go back toverse four please.
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  • "The word of the Lord cameunto me, saying," verse five,
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  • "Before I formed youin the womb I knew you,
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  • "before you were bornI sanctified you,
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  • "I ordained you as aprophet to the nations,"
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  • that's the lot right there.
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  • "Then said I,
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  • "Ah, Lord, behold, I cannotspeak for I am a youth."
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  • So God comes and meets Jeremiah,
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  • Jeremiah's response isthe same as all of ours,
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  • Lord, and he beginsto make up excuses,
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  • I can't.
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  • Go to verse nine through12, verse nine through 12.
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  • Let's keep reading.
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  • "Then the Lord put hishand and touched my mouth
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  • "and said to me, I haveput my words in your mouth,
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  • "I've put my words,I've put my words,"
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  • "meditate on it day and night.
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  • "But he delightshimself," Psalm one,
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  • "In the law of the Lord andin that law doth he meditate,"
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  • he talks over and over tohimself, day and night.
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  • "I have put mywords in your mouth,
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  • "See, I have this dayset you over the nations
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  • "and over thekingdoms, to root out,
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  • "and to pull down," verse 11,
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  • "To destroy and throw down,to build, and to plant.
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  • "Moreover the word ofthe Lord came unto me,
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  • "saying, Jeremiah,what do you see?
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  • "And I said, I see abranch of an almond tree.
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  • Verse 12, "He said,you have seen well
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  • "for I am ready toperform my word."
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  • Let me break down whatyou just saw right there,
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  • are you ready for that?
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  • First of all, he said, "I wantyou to do something for me,
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  • "I've ordained you to do it
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  • "since before you werein your mother's womb,"
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  • he responds with,"I can't," he says,
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  • "I can't speak."
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  • Then God came andtouches his lips
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  • and puts his word inhis mouth and he says,
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  • "Let me tell youwhat my words do,
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  • "my words uproot and they plant,
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  • "they pull down and they build,they uproot and they plant,
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  • "they pull down and they build."
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  • The word of God cancome in to your hurt
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  • and it can uproot and itcan become something else,
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  • it can uproot rejection andit can plant acceptance.
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  • It can uproot pain andit can begin to build
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  • and to plant pleasure.
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  • It can uproot poverty andit can plant prosperity.
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  • It can uproot sicknessand it can plant healing.
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  • It can uproot weaknessand it can plant strength.
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  • Do you understand that itcan pull down in your head
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  • every fault thatacknowledges itself,
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  • exalts itself againstthe knowledge of God
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  • and it can begin to build in you
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  • structures of godly thinking.
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  • Is there anybody in thisbuilding that agrees
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  • with what I'm saying?
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  • I'm about to runall over this room,
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  • somebody lift up yourvoice like a trumpet
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  • and shout hallelujah.
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  • What does his word do?
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  • It uproots and plants.
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  • So when I need to rewire thehard drive of my heart think,
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  • what is my heart think?
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  • It's when you haverepetitiously meditated
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  • on something that now it'sgotten out of your head
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  • and you've embraced itto be a part of your life
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  • and it's defining your reality.
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  • You can't just go outand change the stuff,
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  • you've gotta changethe hard drive.
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  • And by the word of God
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  • you're able to uprootthe unhealthy thing,
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  • and plant thething in it's place
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  • that can work for you.
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  • I know a lot of you.
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  • I am located and we'rebroadcasting out of
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  • our home church right herein Redemption Bay Area.
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  • I do know thataround where I live
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  • there's some mountains behind me
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  • and I see cows every nowand then, I can hear them.
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  • But I know unless youget south of where I am
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  • you don't see alot of agriculture
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  • but a cow, you gotta understand,
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  • the Bible talks alot about agriculture
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  • and I was raised on a farm.
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  • A cow has fourlevels of digestion.
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  • They used to say that theyhad multiple stomachs,
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  • they don't havemultiple stomachs.
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  • They have fourlevels of digestion.
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  • When the cow begins to eatsomething that is complex
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  • like a plant or a grass,
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  • the first stage ofits digestion happens
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  • in the first compartmentof its stomach.
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  • But it's not ready forthe body to embrace it yet
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  • so what it will do, and I knowthis sounds kind of gross,
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  • but just roll with me here,
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  • is it will burp backup into its mouth
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  • that that is not readyfor complete embracing
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  • but has gone through thefirst stage of digestion.
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  • And then that's when you see
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  • the cow begin tochew differently.
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  • For those who havenever seen a cow
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  • there's a timewhere you see a cow,
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  • he's not eating anythingbut he's just sitting there
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  • and he looks like he'schomping bubblegum.
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  • We refer to that asa cow chewing cud.
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  • You've probably heardthat on TV or in movies,
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  • a cow chewing cud.
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  • When he's just standingthere, he's all alone,
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  • he's not necessarilyeating, you're like,
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  • "What is he doing?
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  • "Is he about to blow abubble out of his mouth?"
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  • No, he is going into thesecond stage of digestion,
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  • in other words, he passes itfrom compartment to compartment
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  • until it's gone into four stages
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  • and in the fourthcompartment of his stomach,
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  • then it becomes a part of thenutritional compartmentalism
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  • of his body.
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  • Do you know there'sseveral things
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  • that you have to go throughwhen you hear the word?
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  • Can I just say it right quick?
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  • There's several things, listen,hear, receive, meditate.
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  • Jesus would talk toeverybody listening and say,
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  • "He who has a ear tohear, let him hear,"
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  • just because you're listeningdoes not mean you're hearing.
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  • So there are many thingsin this room right now
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  • vying for my attention.
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  • There are people vyingfor my attention,
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  • there's a monitorvying for my attention,
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  • there's a clock here at myfeet vying for my attention,
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  • there are speakers holleringat me to get my attention,
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  • there are cameras in myface getting my attention,
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  • there are lights blinding me,
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  • everything's vyingfor my attention,
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  • but I can onlyfocus on one thing.
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  • So Jesus knew that peoplewere on the hillside
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  • and they can betwiddling their thumbs,
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  • they could be eating fish,
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  • they could be breaking bread,they could cutting jokes,
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  • they could be looking outover the sea of Galilee,
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  • and he says,
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  • "Let him who has anear, let him hear."
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  • Now it goes from listeningto giving you my attention.
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  • And then he said, "Forthose that heard the word
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  • "and receive it, they bear a30, 60 and 100 fold return."
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  • My god I'm preaching this.
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  • So I've got to listen, thenI've got to give attention,
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  • they I have to embrace
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  • what I've just givenmy attention too.
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  • Then after I embraceit to be true
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  • I've got to meditate on it,
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  • listen, hear, receive, meditate,
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  • listen, hear, receive, meditate.
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  • You are in stage one.
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  • Just because youheard me preach today,
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  • does not mean that thisword is going to explode
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  • in your life.
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  • You're going to have togo from being in the room
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  • where I'm talking to givingattention to the word of God.
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  • You're going to have togo to giving attention
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  • to your heart saying,
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  • "I embrace that to be true,and I embrace it for my life."
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  • And then when you leave today,
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  • you're going to have totalk to yourself about it
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  • over and over and over again,
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  • do I have anybody inthe building that says,
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  • "I don't want to just bea church time word person
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  • "but I want to talk it whileI'm in the parking lot,
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  • "I want to talk it whileI'm sitting up at night,
  • 00:19:51.940 --> 00:19:54.610
  • "I want to talk it while I'mwalking through the line,
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  • "I want to talk it when Iam at the water fountain
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  • "on my break,
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  • "I want to talk it whileI've gone to get a snack,"
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  • you've got to talk to yourselfover and over and over,
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  • why?
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  • Because whatever yourheart begins to think,
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  • not your head, your heart,then that defines your reality
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  • and if some of you had justbegin to talk to yourself
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  • there's no telling whatcould begin to manifest
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  • in your life inthe next few days.
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  • Find somebody and shout, "Amen."
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  • Can I go deeper?
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  • Mathew 15, one and two,Mathew 15, one and two,
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  • "The scribes and Pharisees,who were from Jerusalem,
  • 00:20:30.512 --> 00:20:33.081
  • "came to Jesus,"remember they hated him.
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  • They were the religious folks,
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  • they were guarding the system.
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  • They came and said,
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  • "Why do yourdisciples transgress
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  • "the tradition of the elders,
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  • "for they do not wash theirhands when they eat bread?"
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  • Okay, look what they do.
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  • They immediately goto conduct, behavior,
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  • and what they seepeople doing outside.
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  • There's a lot of conversationbut let me go to part
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  • I've got to get tofor the sake of time,
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  • go straight to verse 18,
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  • and I'm going to readthrough verse 20.
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  • "But the things whichproceed out of the mouth
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  • "come from the heart."
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  • They were trying to say
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  • because you're notgoing through this
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  • traditional, ceremonial,washing of your hands
  • 00:21:24.633 --> 00:21:27.703
  • and cleansing of yourself,you're defiling yourself.
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  • And Jesus was breakingall of their traditions
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  • and all of their rules, he said,
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  • "That's not how itworks," he said,
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  • "That's not what defilesa person's life,"
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  • he said, "Let me tell youwhat defiles a person's life."
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  • He said, "The things whichproceed not in but out
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  • "of the mouth comefrom the heart."
  • 00:21:51.593 --> 00:21:53.161
  • "For out of the heartproceed evil thoughts,
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  • "murders, adulteries,fornications, thefts,
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  • "false witnesses, blasphemies."
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  • Verse 20, "These are thethings which defile a man,
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  • "but to eat withunwashed hands."
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  • In other words he said,
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  • "It's not the stuffI let go on around me
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  • "that is ruining my life,
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  • "it's the things
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  • "that I'm allowing myselfto meditate on in me,
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  • "it's my heart think."
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  • I've always believedyou don't fall into sin,
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  • well, we just fell intosin, no you didn't,
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  • you planned it.
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  • In fact, youcarefully planned it,
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  • you strategized it.
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  • When David fell intoadultery with Bathsheba
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  • that ended in thekilling of her husband,
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  • he didn't fall into it, hecarefully thought it out,
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  • he was there in atime on the balcony
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  • he shouldn't have been therewhen other kings where at war,
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  • he should've been at war too.
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  • He ended up seeing whathe shouldn't have saw,
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  • he ended up meditating on whathe should not have mediate.
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  • He put together a plan
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  • and a strategy to haveher brought to him,
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  • he put together a planto get her husband out,
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  • it wasn't a falling intosin, it was his heart think,
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  • he repeated it andrepeated it and repeated it
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  • and downloaded it
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  • and as a man thinketh inhis heart, so is the man.
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  • That was not somethingthat was out here
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  • and went into him, it wassomething that was in him
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  • and played its way out.
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  • But you can changewhat's in you,
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  • because the word ofGod uproots and plants
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  • and uproots andplants and uproots,
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  • I'm not trying to digressbut are you seeing the way
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  • this works?
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  • Oh, if you'll meditateon it day and night,
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  • everything he doesshall prosper.
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