Green Light at the Red Sea Part 1

October 23, 2022 | 337 | 27:29

Discover how to persevere in the face of resistance and keep moving forward into your purpose.

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Steven Furtick | Green Light at the Red Sea Part 1 | October 23, 2022
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  • >> i'm so glad you came today.
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  • >> i'm so glad you came today. i'm so glad that god directed
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  • I'm so glad that god directed your steps to be here
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  • Your steps to be here and ordered your steps.
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  • And ordered your steps. i have a sneaking suspicion
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  • I have a sneaking suspicion that you're about to find out
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  • That you're about to find out why you had to come
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  • Why you had to come to church today,
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  • To church today, why you had to join on today,
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  • Why you had to join on today, why you had to click
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  • Why you had to click that video today,
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  • That video today, and god's gonna show you.
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  • And god's gonna show you. join me right now in psalm 106.
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  • Join me right now in psalm 106. turn you attention to psalm 106.
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  • Turn you attention to psalm 106. thank you lord.
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  • Oh
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  • Oh fill me again
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  • Whew.
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  • Whew. did y'all love that new song?
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  • Did y'all love that new song? >> congregation: yeah!
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  • >> congregation: yeah! thank you jesus.
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  • Thank you jesus. wasn't very convincing
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  • Wasn't very convincing how y'all just clapped.
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  • How y'all just clapped. we're gonna do it
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  • We're gonna do it again next week anyway.
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  • Again next week anyway. i don't care if you liked,
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  • I don't care if you liked, i liked it.
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  • I liked it. psalm 106:7:
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  • Psalm 106:7: "when our ancestors
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  • "when our ancestors were in egypt,
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  • Were in egypt, they gave no thought
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  • They gave no thought to your miracles;"
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  • To your miracles;" they gave no thought
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  • They gave no thought to your miracles.
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  • To your miracles. "they did not remember
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  • "they did not remember your many kindnesses,
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  • Your many kindnesses, and they rebelled by the sea,
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  • And they rebelled by the sea, the red sea."
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  • The red sea." which sea?
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  • Which sea? >> congregation: the red sea.
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  • >> congregation: the red sea. >> "they rebelled
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  • >> "they rebelled by the sea, the red sea.
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  • By the sea, the red sea. yet he saved them
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  • Yet he saved them for his name's sake,
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  • For his name's sake, to make his mighty power known.
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  • To make his mighty power known. he rebuked the red sea,
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  • He rebuked the red sea, and it dried up;
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  • And it dried up; he led them through
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  • He led them through the depths as through a desert.
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  • The depths as through a desert. he saved them
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  • He saved them from the hand of the foe;
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  • From the hand of the foe; from the hand of the enemy
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  • From the hand of the enemy he redeemed them.
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  • He redeemed them. the waters covered
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  • The waters covered their adversaries;
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  • Their adversaries; not one of them survived.
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  • Not one of them survived. then they believed his promises
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  • Then they believed his promises and sang his praise."
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  • And sang his praise." then they believed his promises
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  • Then they believed his promises and sang his praise.
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  • And sang his praise. but i wanna go back
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  • But i wanna go back to verse nine for a moment
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  • To verse nine for a moment where it says that,
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  • Where it says that, "he rebuked the red sea,
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  • "he rebuked the red sea, and it dried up;
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  • And it dried up; he led them through the depths
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  • He led them through the depths as through a desert."
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  • As through a desert." he rebuked the red sea,
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  • He rebuked the red sea, and it dried up.
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  • And it dried up. my sermon title today
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  • My sermon title today is "greenlight at the red sea."
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  • Is "greenlight at the red sea." [cheering]
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  • When god gives you
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  • When god gives you a green light
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  • A green light at the red sea.
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  • At the red sea. somebody shout,
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  • Somebody shout, "preach it pastor furtick,
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  • "preach it pastor furtick, i hear need to hear this."
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  • I hear need to hear this." let's go.
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  • Let's go. be seated.
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  • Be seated. be seated.
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  • Be seated. the parting of the red sea
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  • The parting of the red sea is one of the most celebrated
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  • Is one of the most celebrated events in the history
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  • Events in the history of the nation of israel,
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  • Of the nation of israel, they still celebrate it
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  • They still celebrate it to this day.
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  • To this day. it's worthy of celebration
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  • It's worthy of celebration if you think about it
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  • If you think about it because it's --
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  • Because it's -- what did i write down
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  • What did i write down in my notes?
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  • In my notes? it's like 180 miles wide
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  • It's like 180 miles wide on average to cross it,
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  • On average to cross it, the red sea.
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  • The red sea. now, don't confuse it
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  • Now, don't confuse it with the other bodies of water
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  • With the other bodies of water that are also significant
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  • That are also significant in scripture: the jordan river,
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  • In scripture: the jordan river, where joshua led the people
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  • Where joshua led the people across a little bit later,
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  • Across a little bit later, or the sea of galilee
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  • Or the sea of galilee where jesus
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  • Where jesus did a lot of his ministering,
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  • Did a lot of his ministering, or the dead sea.
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  • Or the dead sea. the dead sea, you know,
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  • The dead sea, you know, where nothing is going out
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  • Where nothing is going out so nothing can come in,
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  • So nothing can come in, the constipated sea.
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  • The constipated sea. [laughter]
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  • [laughter] and i don't mean
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  • And i don't mean to be unappetizing early
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  • To be unappetizing early in my sermon
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  • In my sermon but i just used that word,
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  • But i just used that word, it came to my mind.
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  • It came to my mind. there are constipated
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  • There are constipated christians, cause spiritually -
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  • Christians, cause spiritually - sorry to ruin your breakfast.
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  • Sorry to ruin your breakfast. but the red sea is significant
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  • But the red sea is significant not only geographically
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  • Not only geographically and generationally
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  • And generationally but symbolically.
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  • But symbolically. it symbolize something
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  • It symbolize something so great for the people
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  • So great for the people it's no surprise
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  • It's no surprise that it's mentioned
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  • That it's mentioned when stephen was giving
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  • When stephen was giving his speech the sanhedrin
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  • His speech the sanhedrin in act chapter 7.
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  • In act chapter 7. he talked about the red sea
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  • He talked about the red sea and what god did there.
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  • And what god did there. he mentioned it by name,
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  • He mentioned it by name, the red sea, it's literally
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  • The red sea, it's literally called the sea of reeds
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  • Called the sea of reeds but it was transliterated
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  • But it was transliterated red sea,
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  • Red sea, and so you see that
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  • And so you see that in acts chapter seven.
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  • In acts chapter seven. and interestingly enough
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  • And interestingly enough you see it again
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  • You see it again in hebrews chapter -
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  • In hebrews chapter - excuse me, in 1 corinthians
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  • Excuse me, in 1 corinthians chapter ten.
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  • Chapter ten. 1 corinthians chapter ten.
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  • 1 corinthians chapter ten. where paul compares the red sea
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  • Where paul compares the red sea that the israelites
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  • That the israelites went through coming out
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  • Went through coming out of egypt to baptism,
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  • Of egypt to baptism, the waters that we go through
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  • The waters that we go through to become a new creation
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  • To become a new creation in christ.
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  • In christ. and so he makes this
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  • And so he makes this very special connection
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  • Very special connection that the people
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  • That the people who originally went through it
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  • Who originally went through it would have never made.
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  • Would have never made. but with time and understanding
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  • But with time and understanding the cross of jesus christ
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  • The cross of jesus christ and the coming
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  • And the coming of the holy spirit
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  • Of the holy spirit he mentions the red sea -
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  • He mentions the red sea - he doesn't even name it,
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  • He doesn't even name it, he just calls it the sea.
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  • He just calls it the sea. that's how special
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  • That's how special it was to these people,
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  • It was to these people, that's how much
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  • That's how much of an accomplishment
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  • Of an accomplishment and as miracle it was
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  • And as miracle it was to these people,
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  • To these people, they didn't even have
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  • They didn't even have to name it,
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  • To name it, even though there's all
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  • Even though there's all these other different -
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  • These other different - this wasn't the only
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  • This wasn't the only body of water,
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  • Body of water, but when they said, "the sea."
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  • But when they said, "the sea." they knew, they knew
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  • They knew, they knew that god had to bring them
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  • That god had to bring them through the sea,
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  • Through the sea, through this body of water
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  • Through this body of water to bring them into freedom.
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  • To bring them into freedom. and it prove two things
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  • And it prove two things when he did,
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  • When he did, because this is
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  • Because this is why it's so significant.
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  • Why it's so significant. it proved that god is committed
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  • It proved that god is committed to me being free.
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  • To me being free. he will split a sea
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  • He will split a sea to get me free.
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  • To get me free. clap for that one
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  • Clap for that one cause it gets rough
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  • Cause it gets rough after that.
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  • After that. [applause]
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  • [applause] he will remove a relationship
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  • He will remove a relationship to get me free.
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  • To get me free. [applause]
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  • [applause] he will allow certain pain
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  • He will allow certain pain to do it's job
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  • To do it's job in my life like --
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  • In my life like -- well paul called it
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  • Well paul called it a thorn in the flesh.
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  • A thorn in the flesh. he's like, "i've been waiting
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  • He's like, "i've been waiting for someone to tell you
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  • For someone to tell you what it really is,
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  • What it really is, but i'mma call it a thorn.
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  • But i'mma call it a thorn. i have this thing in my life,
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  • I have this thing in my life, i have a prayer request,"
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  • I have a prayer request," he told his men's group.
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  • He told his men's group. "and i ask god to take it away
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  • "and i ask god to take it away but god so wanted me
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  • But god so wanted me to be free of pride
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  • To be free of pride so that i could receive grace
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  • So that i could receive grace that he gave me something
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  • That he gave me something that i wanted him to take away.
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  • That i wanted him to take away. he was so committed to me
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  • He was so committed to me being free...
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  • Being free... that he said no to me."
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  • That he said no to me." so it's significant
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  • So it's significant because it shows us that god
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  • Because it shows us that god is committed to me being free.
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  • Is committed to me being free. i want you to write
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  • I want you to write that down somewhere
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  • That down somewhere in your phone,
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  • In your phone, but just put,
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  • But just put, "god is committed
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  • "god is committed to me being free
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  • To me being free more than he's committed
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  • More than he's committed to me feeling happy,
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  • To me feeling happy, more than he's committed
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  • More than he's committed to me being comfortable,
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  • To me being comfortable, more than he's committed
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  • More than he's committed to me being right,
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  • To me being right, he's committed
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  • He's committed to me being free."
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  • To me being free." that's the first thing
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  • That's the first thing the red sea reminds us of
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  • The red sea reminds us of and it represents in our lives.
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  • And it represents in our lives. the second thing is that
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  • The second thing is that god is going to get his glory.
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  • God is going to get his glory. god is going to get his glory.
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  • God is going to get his glory. if you don't put anything else
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  • If you don't put anything else in the chat that's an all caps
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  • In the chat that's an all caps moment in the chat.
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  • Moment in the chat. god is going to get his glory.
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  • God is going to get his glory. somehow, someway,
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  • Somehow, someway, you can resist it but,
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  • You can resist it but, "every knee shall bow
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  • "every knee shall bow and every tongue confess
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  • And every tongue confess that jesus christ is lord
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  • That jesus christ is lord to the glory of god the father."
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  • To the glory of god the father." god is going to get his glory.
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  • God is going to get his glory. and if he can't find
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  • And if he can't find a single soldier
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  • A single soldier in the nation of israel
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  • In the nation of israel to fight goliath
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  • To fight goliath he'll bring a shepherd boy
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  • He'll bring a shepherd boy up with a lunch,
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  • Up with a lunch, because god is going
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  • Because god is going to get his glory.
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  • To get his glory. who is this
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  • Who is this uncircumcised philistine
  • 00:08:13.956 --> 00:08:15.424
  • Uncircumcised philistine that he should defy the armies
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  • That he should defy the armies of the living god?
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  • Of the living god? this is about god's glory,
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  • This is about god's glory, this is about he's weight,
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  • This is about he's weight, this is about his name,
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  • This is about his name, this is about his strength,
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  • This is about his strength, this is about his reputation.
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  • This is about his reputation. god is going to get his glory.
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  • God is going to get his glory. if it means
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  • If it means he has to tell a storm
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  • He has to tell a storm to be quite and shut up
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  • To be quite and shut up and be still to show
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  • And be still to show that he is lord,
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  • That he is lord, he will lead you
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  • He will lead you through a storm
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  • Through a storm to show you his glory!
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  • To show you his glory! [applause]
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  • [applause] we wanna avoid storms
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  • We wanna avoid storms but god won't let you avoid
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  • But god won't let you avoid a storm if a storm
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  • A storm if a storm is what it takes
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  • Is what it takes to show you his glory!
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  • To show you his glory! he needs you to know
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  • He needs you to know that you're not dependent
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  • That you're not dependent on the weather or the forecast
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  • On the weather or the forecast or the sunshine or a dry boat
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  • Or the sunshine or a dry boat to make it through!
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  • To make it through! god is going to get his glory.
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  • God is going to get his glory. with nails in his hands
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  • With nails in his hands he's going to get his glory,
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  • He's going to get his glory, with nails in his feet
  • 00:09:01.637 --> 00:09:03.005
  • With nails in his feet he's going to get his glory,
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  • He's going to get his glory, with a spare in his side
  • 00:09:04.574 --> 00:09:06.075
  • With a spare in his side he's gonna get his glory,
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  • He's gonna get his glory, between two thieves
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  • Between two thieves he's gonna get his glory,
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  • He's gonna get his glory, four days dead lazarus
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  • Four days dead lazarus is coming forth
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  • Is coming forth for the glory of god.
  • 00:09:13.382 --> 00:09:15.551
  • For the glory of god. even now i believe i will see
  • 00:09:15.618 --> 00:09:17.219
  • Even now i believe i will see the glory of the lord.
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  • The glory of the lord. god is going to get his glory!
  • 00:09:18.454 --> 00:09:21.057
  • God is going to get his glory! but i'm getting ahead of myself.
  • 00:09:21.123 --> 00:09:25.294
  • But i'm getting ahead of myself. cause before god
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  • Cause before god can get his glory
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  • Can get his glory we have to go through
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  • We have to go through some things, our own red sea.
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  • Some things, our own red sea. wish i could tell you
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  • Wish i could tell you i thought of this sermon
  • 00:09:35.438 --> 00:09:36.238
  • I thought of this sermon while i was studying
  • 00:09:36.305 --> 00:09:37.006
  • While i was studying the history of israel
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  • The history of israel and considering the theological
  • 00:09:38.207 --> 00:09:39.175
  • And considering the theological implications,
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  • Implications, and the philosophical
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  • And the philosophical and soteriological implications
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  • And soteriological implications of this text as we reference it
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  • Of this text as we reference it in old testament
  • 00:09:44.580 --> 00:09:45.181
  • In old testament and new testament,
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  • And new testament, surrounded by concordances
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  • Surrounded by concordances and vine strong -
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  • And vine strong - bible dictionary,
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  • Bible dictionary, but i was just driving to church
  • 00:09:49.452 --> 00:09:51.621
  • But i was just driving to church last week and the lord
  • 00:09:51.687 --> 00:09:52.421
  • Last week and the lord gave me this sermon.
  • 00:09:52.488 --> 00:09:53.222
  • Gave me this sermon. it was actually -
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  • It was actually - couple weeks ago
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  • Couple weeks ago holly was preaching,
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  • Holly was preaching, i had graham and elijah,
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  • I had graham and elijah, they were so excited
  • 00:09:57.860 --> 00:09:58.561
  • They were so excited that donda dropped.
  • 00:09:58.628 --> 00:10:00.262
  • That donda dropped. [laughter]
  • 00:10:00.329 --> 00:10:01.397
  • [laughter] they were so excited.
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  • They were so excited. and i was excited
  • 00:10:01.998 --> 00:10:05.434
  • And i was excited to get to church
  • 00:10:05.501 --> 00:10:06.035
  • To get to church to hear holly preach.
  • 00:10:06.102 --> 00:10:08.004
  • To hear holly preach. i was so excited
  • 00:10:08.070 --> 00:10:08.537
  • I was so excited cause i didn't have to preach,
  • 00:10:08.604 --> 00:10:09.605
  • Cause i didn't have to preach, i love to preach
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  • I love to preach but i really like to hear
  • 00:10:10.840 --> 00:10:12.174
  • But i really like to hear somebody else preach too,
  • 00:10:12.241 --> 00:10:13.142
  • Somebody else preach too, especially holly.
  • 00:10:13.209 --> 00:10:14.210
  • Especially holly. so i'm gonna, you know,
  • 00:10:14.276 --> 00:10:15.745
  • So i'm gonna, you know, navigating the speed limit,
  • 00:10:15.811 --> 00:10:17.980
  • Navigating the speed limit, negotiating, you know,
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  • Negotiating, you know, where the lord
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  • Where the lord would have me to sit
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  • Would have me to sit and where he would have me
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  • And where he would have me to operate and function.
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  • To operate and function. [laughter]
  • 00:10:24.820 --> 00:10:26.589
  • [laughter] and right before we turned
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  • And right before we turned into the church,
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  • Into the church, elijah and graham
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  • Elijah and graham are losing their minds,
  • 00:10:31.193 --> 00:10:32.495
  • Are losing their minds, starts singing about,
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  • Starts singing about, "i'm off the grid."
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  • "i'm off the grid." or something like that
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  • Or something like that and i'm going to turn in
  • 00:10:36.699 --> 00:10:39.235
  • And i'm going to turn in and the person in front of me
  • 00:10:39.301 --> 00:10:42.872
  • And the person in front of me wouldn't go and the light
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  • Wouldn't go and the light was green...
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  • Was green... [laughter]
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  • [laughter] right around the corner
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  • Right around the corner from where we turn in
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  • From where we turn in to come to valentine.
  • 00:10:48.944 --> 00:10:50.613
  • To come to valentine. and my instinct was
  • 00:10:50.680 --> 00:10:53.749
  • And my instinct was to hit my horn.
  • 00:10:53.816 --> 00:10:54.517
  • To hit my horn. now i'mma so a quick poll.
  • 00:10:54.583 --> 00:10:56.519
  • Now i'mma so a quick poll. i'mma see what kind
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  • I'mma see what kind a christian you are.
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  • A christian you are. how many seconds do you give
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  • How many seconds do you give the car in front of you
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  • The car in front of you before you honk?
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  • Before you honk? i'mma count up.
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  • I'mma count up. one second, two seconds,
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  • One second, two seconds, three seconds -
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  • Three seconds - put it in the chat.
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  • Put it in the chat. four seconds, five sec -
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  • Four seconds, five sec - six -
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  • Six - so it's been a good five seconds
  • 00:11:10.700 --> 00:11:12.401
  • So it's been a good five seconds and i wanna see my wife,
  • 00:11:12.468 --> 00:11:14.370
  • And i wanna see my wife, and i wanna be at church,
  • 00:11:14.437 --> 00:11:16.038
  • And i wanna be at church, i'm running a little bit
  • 00:11:16.105 --> 00:11:16.872
  • I'm running a little bit behind the schedule
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  • Behind the schedule that i wanted to be cause...
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  • That i wanted to be cause... [clearing throat]
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  • [clearing throat] one of my kids was...
  • 00:11:20.109 --> 00:11:20.976
  • One of my kids was... [clearing throat]
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  • [clearing throat] messing with his hair
  • 00:11:21.877 --> 00:11:22.511
  • Messing with his hair late and...
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  • Late and... [clearing throat]
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  • [clearing throat] till the very last minute.
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  • Till the very last minute. and i'm also realizing
  • 00:11:26.649 --> 00:11:27.483
  • And i'm also realizing that elijah is about
  • 00:11:27.550 --> 00:11:28.784
  • That elijah is about to get his driver's license -
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  • To get his driver's license - he's got it now
  • 00:11:30.319 --> 00:11:30.853
  • He's got it now but he was about to go take
  • 00:11:30.920 --> 00:11:31.721
  • But he was about to go take the driver's test.
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  • The driver's test. it's a totally different test
  • 00:11:32.455 --> 00:11:34.356
  • It's a totally different test by the way,
  • 00:11:34.423 --> 00:11:35.024
  • By the way, now in north carolina
  • 00:11:35.091 --> 00:11:36.759
  • Now in north carolina and then there's
  • 00:11:36.826 --> 00:11:37.526
  • And then there's the international church,
  • 00:11:37.593 --> 00:11:38.327
  • The international church, i don't wanna make
  • 00:11:38.394 --> 00:11:38.994
  • I don't wanna make this example too local,
  • 00:11:39.061 --> 00:11:39.995
  • This example too local, it's a totally different test
  • 00:11:40.062 --> 00:11:41.030
  • It's a totally different test than it was in south carolina
  • 00:11:41.097 --> 00:11:42.398
  • Than it was in south carolina when i was 16.
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  • When i was 16. in south carolina
  • 00:11:43.999 --> 00:11:45.568
  • In south carolina when i turned 15
  • 00:11:45.634 --> 00:11:47.737
  • When i turned 15 all you had to do
  • 00:11:47.803 --> 00:11:48.404
  • All you had to do was show up and stumble
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  • Was show up and stumble in the drivers department
  • 00:11:51.741 --> 00:11:52.975
  • In the drivers department and hit a few buttons
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  • And hit a few buttons on a thing,
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  • On a thing, wait 30 days and come back
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  • Wait 30 days and come back and drive around with a woman
  • 00:11:57.079 --> 00:11:58.647
  • And drive around with a woman who terrified you
  • 00:11:58.714 --> 00:11:59.415
  • Who terrified you with an inch of your life
  • 00:11:59.482 --> 00:12:01.217
  • With an inch of your life for about 20 minutes
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  • For about 20 minutes and they handed you
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  • And they handed you your license.
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  • Your license. in north carolina
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  • In north carolina it's classes and it's hours
  • 00:12:05.187 --> 00:12:07.890
  • It's classes and it's hours and it's an app
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  • And it's an app and you have to log -
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  • And you have to log - and i think that's probably
  • 00:12:09.725 --> 00:12:10.359
  • And i think that's probably better considering
  • 00:12:10.426 --> 00:12:11.727
  • Better considering that these are our lives
  • 00:12:11.794 --> 00:12:13.929
  • That these are our lives that we're putting in jeopardy.
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  • That we're putting in jeopardy. at this moment,
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  • At this moment, it's probably a good idea
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  • It's probably a good idea to make it a little bit
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  • To make it a little bit of a degree of difficulty,
  • 00:12:18.701 --> 00:12:19.735
  • Of a degree of difficulty, give them a little bit
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  • Give them a little bit of bar to jump over,
  • 00:12:20.469 --> 00:12:21.070
  • Of bar to jump over, but it's different here.
  • 00:12:21.137 --> 00:12:21.771
  • But it's different here. and so i'm thinking,
  • 00:12:21.837 --> 00:12:23.205
  • And so i'm thinking, "this might be the last time
  • 00:12:23.272 --> 00:12:24.507
  • "this might be the last time that i drive elijah to church."
  • 00:12:24.573 --> 00:12:29.011
  • That i drive elijah to church." and went all kinda emotional.
  • 00:12:29.078 --> 00:12:31.580
  • And went all kinda emotional. but then the person in front
  • 00:12:31.647 --> 00:12:32.581
  • But then the person in front of me won't go
  • 00:12:32.648 --> 00:12:33.916
  • Of me won't go and the light is green,
  • 00:12:33.983 --> 00:12:36.085
  • And the light is green, and as i'm going to hit
  • 00:12:36.152 --> 00:12:37.186
  • And as i'm going to hit my horn i had this -
  • 00:12:37.253 --> 00:12:40.322
  • My horn i had this - it's like the holy spirit
  • 00:12:40.389 --> 00:12:41.757
  • It's like the holy spirit spoke to me, "you can't drive
  • 00:12:41.824 --> 00:12:44.693
  • Spoke to me, "you can't drive like this this close
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  • Like this this close to the church."
  • 00:12:45.628 --> 00:12:46.695
  • To the church." [laughter]
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  • [laughter] i'm just being honest
  • 00:12:49.265 --> 00:12:49.698
  • I'm just being honest with you.
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  • With you. if we had been in atlanta
  • 00:12:50.866 --> 00:12:51.700
  • If we had been in atlanta or something like that
  • 00:12:51.767 --> 00:12:53.135
  • Or something like that or i didn't have
  • 00:12:53.202 --> 00:12:53.669
  • Or i didn't have an elevation sticker,
  • 00:12:53.736 --> 00:12:54.537
  • An elevation sticker, my tint was more in my windows
  • 00:12:54.603 --> 00:12:56.205
  • My tint was more in my windows and they couldn't see me,
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  • And they couldn't see me, i'mma do it,
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  • I'mma do it, but the lord said...
  • 00:12:58.274 --> 00:13:01.343
  • But the lord said... [laughter]
  • 00:13:01.410 --> 00:13:02.011
  • [laughter] "you can't be this big
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  • "you can't be this big of a jerk this close
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  • Of a jerk this close to the church."
  • 00:13:04.847 --> 00:13:06.148
  • To the church." and i'm so glad i didn't honk
  • 00:13:06.215 --> 00:13:07.516
  • And i'm so glad i didn't honk cause they turned on
  • 00:13:07.583 --> 00:13:08.684
  • Cause they turned on and then went into the parking
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  • And then went into the parking lot to come here
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  • Lot to come here and then turned
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  • And then turned on their flashers
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  • On their flashers cause they were
  • 00:13:13.722 --> 00:13:14.657
  • Cause they were a first time guest!
  • 00:13:14.723 --> 00:13:15.791
  • A first time guest! and i'm so glad i didn't honk!
  • 00:13:15.858 --> 00:13:18.727
  • And i'm so glad i didn't honk! c'mon, praise god
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  • C'mon, praise god that i didn't think!
  • 00:13:19.829 --> 00:13:22.064
  • That i didn't think! a lot of times i did
  • 00:13:22.131 --> 00:13:22.798
  • A lot of times i did but this time i didn't,
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  • But this time i didn't, and god's not finished with me.
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  • And god's not finished with me. [applause]
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  • [applause] small steps.
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  • Small steps. [laughter]
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  • When i read about
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  • When i read about the children of israel
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  • The children of israel going across the red sea
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  • Going across the red sea i not only see
  • 00:13:40.683 --> 00:13:41.250
  • I not only see the water standing up
  • 00:13:41.317 --> 00:13:42.017
  • The water standing up at the right and the left,
  • 00:13:42.084 --> 00:13:44.453
  • At the right and the left, i not only hear the click clack
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  • I not only hear the click clack of the chariot wheels
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  • Of the chariot wheels of pharaoh's cadillac
  • 00:13:48.023 --> 00:13:51.427
  • Of pharaoh's cadillac as he chased them down
  • 00:13:51.493 --> 00:13:52.862
  • As he chased them down because he realized
  • 00:13:52.928 --> 00:13:53.729
  • Because he realized what he was losing,
  • 00:13:53.796 --> 00:13:56.098
  • What he was losing, oh yeah, the enemy fights you
  • 00:13:56.165 --> 00:13:58.033
  • Oh yeah, the enemy fights you the hardest
  • 00:13:58.100 --> 00:13:58.868
  • The hardest when you're on the verge
  • 00:13:58.934 --> 00:14:00.035
  • When you're on the verge of a horizon, of a greater,
  • 00:14:00.102 --> 00:14:03.606
  • Of a horizon, of a greater, true and new version of you
  • 00:14:03.672 --> 00:14:05.074
  • True and new version of you that god has seen all along.
  • 00:14:05.140 --> 00:14:06.842
  • That god has seen all along. and so i hear
  • 00:14:06.909 --> 00:14:07.643
  • And so i hear the chariot wheels,
  • 00:14:07.710 --> 00:14:09.411
  • The chariot wheels, cause i've read the story
  • 00:14:09.478 --> 00:14:10.212
  • Cause i've read the story so many times,
  • 00:14:10.279 --> 00:14:11.981
  • So many times, and i bet you've hear it
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  • And i bet you've hear it once or twice too.
  • 00:14:12.882 --> 00:14:14.283
  • Once or twice too. but this time when i read it
  • 00:14:14.350 --> 00:14:16.785
  • But this time when i read it i hear god honking
  • 00:14:16.852 --> 00:14:18.921
  • I hear god honking to tell his children,
  • 00:14:18.988 --> 00:14:22.725
  • To tell his children, "you gotta go.
  • 00:14:22.791 --> 00:14:24.827
  • "you gotta go. you gotta go."
  • 00:14:24.894 --> 00:14:25.828
  • You gotta go." after 400 years
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  • After 400 years of generational oppression,
  • 00:14:27.763 --> 00:14:30.799
  • Of generational oppression, and so yes,
  • 00:14:30.866 --> 00:14:31.300
  • And so yes, i'm talking about
  • 00:14:31.367 --> 00:14:31.901
  • I'm talking about some of the things
  • 00:14:31.967 --> 00:14:32.635
  • Some of the things that your parents struggled with
  • 00:14:32.701 --> 00:14:35.237
  • That your parents struggled with and their parents struggled with
  • 00:14:35.304 --> 00:14:37.273
  • And their parents struggled with and their parents
  • 00:14:37.339 --> 00:14:37.773
  • And their parents struggled with.
  • 00:14:37.840 --> 00:14:39.108
  • Struggled with. whether that is
  • 00:14:39.174 --> 00:14:40.075
  • Whether that is cycles of poverty,
  • 00:14:40.142 --> 00:14:41.577
  • Cycles of poverty, whether that is
  • 00:14:41.644 --> 00:14:42.177
  • Whether that is dysfunctional thinking,
  • 00:14:42.244 --> 00:14:43.879
  • Dysfunctional thinking, whether that is substance abuse,
  • 00:14:43.946 --> 00:14:46.148
  • Whether that is substance abuse, whether that
  • 00:14:46.215 --> 00:14:46.715
  • Whether that is sexual confusion,
  • 00:14:46.782 --> 00:14:49.118
  • Is sexual confusion, whatever that is
  • 00:14:49.184 --> 00:14:49.952
  • Whatever that is that's what i'm talking about.
  • 00:14:50.019 --> 00:14:52.788
  • That's what i'm talking about. and now god has seen
  • 00:14:52.855 --> 00:14:54.390
  • And now god has seen the misery of his people
  • 00:14:54.456 --> 00:14:56.492
  • The misery of his people and he came down
  • 00:14:56.558 --> 00:14:57.092
  • And he came down to do something about it.
  • 00:14:57.159 --> 00:14:59.395
  • To do something about it. and psalm 106 is interesting
  • 00:14:59.461 --> 00:15:01.163
  • And psalm 106 is interesting because it's giving us a --
  • 00:15:01.230 --> 00:15:04.033
  • Because it's giving us a -- sort of a --
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  • Sort of a -- what do you call this?
  • 00:15:05.634 --> 00:15:06.635
  • What do you call this? a reflection
  • 00:15:06.702 --> 00:15:08.304
  • A reflection on a revelation that god
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  • On a revelation that god gave his people
  • 00:15:10.272 --> 00:15:10.906
  • Gave his people so many years earlier.
  • 00:15:10.973 --> 00:15:12.841
  • So many years earlier. now, psalm 106 is written
  • 00:15:12.908 --> 00:15:14.510
  • Now, psalm 106 is written to some people
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  • To some people who are coming out of captivity
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  • Who are coming out of captivity and in the process
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  • And in the process of reflecting on that
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  • Of reflecting on that this is a remembrance of god
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  • This is a remembrance of god did in egypt.
  • 00:15:24.653 --> 00:15:26.021
  • Did in egypt. and he said, "when our ancestors
  • 00:15:26.088 --> 00:15:28.891
  • And he said, "when our ancestors were in egypt,
  • 00:15:28.958 --> 00:15:29.959
  • Were in egypt, they gave no thought
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  • They gave no thought to your miracles;
  • 00:15:30.659 --> 00:15:31.327
  • To your miracles; they did not remember
  • 00:15:31.393 --> 00:15:31.961
  • They did not remember your many kindnesses,
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  • Your many kindnesses, and they rebelled
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  • And they rebelled by the sea, the red sea."
  • 00:15:34.296 --> 00:15:37.733
  • By the sea, the red sea." now, you know,
  • 00:15:37.800 --> 00:15:38.200
  • Now, you know, that really got me
  • 00:15:38.267 --> 00:15:39.001
  • That really got me because i've always taught about
  • 00:15:39.068 --> 00:15:41.103
  • Because i've always taught about and thought about
  • 00:15:41.170 --> 00:15:42.171
  • And thought about how they rebelled
  • 00:15:42.237 --> 00:15:42.838
  • How they rebelled in the wilderness
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  • In the wilderness once they got out of egypt,
  • 00:15:43.405 --> 00:15:45.607
  • Once they got out of egypt, but the red sea i always
  • 00:15:45.674 --> 00:15:46.775
  • But the red sea i always associated with faith.
  • 00:15:46.842 --> 00:15:49.378
  • Associated with faith. and i think you should to
  • 00:15:49.445 --> 00:15:50.312
  • And i think you should to because you probably
  • 00:15:50.379 --> 00:15:50.980
  • Because you probably never had faith
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  • Never had faith that great in your life
  • 00:15:51.847 --> 00:15:53.682
  • That great in your life to go through some water
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  • To go through some water too deep to swim through and -
  • 00:15:54.817 --> 00:15:56.885
  • Too deep to swim through and - well, it's so many people,
  • 00:15:56.952 --> 00:15:58.487
  • Well, it's so many people, i mean, good grief,
  • 00:15:58.554 --> 00:16:00.055
  • I mean, good grief, i barely have faith
  • 00:16:00.122 --> 00:16:00.789
  • I barely have faith for 485 traffic,
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  • For 485 traffic, you know what i mean?
  • 00:16:02.224 --> 00:16:02.891
  • You know what i mean? [laughter]
  • 00:16:02.958 --> 00:16:03.892
  • [laughter] i'm just tell you the truth.
  • 00:16:03.959 --> 00:16:05.160
  • I'm just tell you the truth. i mean, i think
  • 00:16:05.227 --> 00:16:06.061
  • I mean, i think it's great faith.
  • 00:16:06.128 --> 00:16:07.029
  • It's great faith. the writer of hebrews
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  • The writer of hebrews also mentions the red sea.
  • 00:16:08.030 --> 00:16:09.832
  • Also mentions the red sea. remember earlier when said,
  • 00:16:09.898 --> 00:16:10.599
  • Remember earlier when said, hebrews this is the one
  • 00:16:10.666 --> 00:16:11.467
  • Hebrews this is the one i was thinking about,
  • 00:16:11.533 --> 00:16:12.134
  • I was thinking about, i just remembered it.
  • 00:16:12.201 --> 00:16:13.002
  • I just remembered it. he said, "by faith
  • 00:16:13.068 --> 00:16:14.603
  • He said, "by faith the children of israel
  • 00:16:14.670 --> 00:16:15.170
  • The children of israel crossed through the red sea,
  • 00:16:15.237 --> 00:16:16.605
  • Crossed through the red sea, though when their enemies tried
  • 00:16:16.672 --> 00:16:17.773
  • Though when their enemies tried to do it they drowned."
  • 00:16:17.840 --> 00:16:20.209
  • To do it they drowned." so i always associated
  • 00:16:20.275 --> 00:16:20.976
  • So i always associated the red sea with faith.
  • 00:16:21.043 --> 00:16:22.111
  • The red sea with faith. it was interesting to me
  • 00:16:22.177 --> 00:16:24.646
  • It was interesting to me that in this psalm,
  • 00:16:24.713 --> 00:16:25.848
  • That in this psalm, in reflecting on it
  • 00:16:25.914 --> 00:16:26.915
  • In reflecting on it he doesn't mention
  • 00:16:26.982 --> 00:16:28.117
  • He doesn't mention the rebellions
  • 00:16:28.183 --> 00:16:29.718
  • The rebellions that we typically know about.
  • 00:16:29.785 --> 00:16:31.086
  • That we typically know about. when they got in the wilderness
  • 00:16:31.153 --> 00:16:32.154
  • When they got in the wilderness and they started complaining,
  • 00:16:32.221 --> 00:16:33.589
  • And they started complaining, "oh, we gotta eat manna
  • 00:16:33.655 --> 00:16:34.923
  • "oh, we gotta eat manna every day.
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  • Every day. mom, do we have to eat
  • 00:16:36.125 --> 00:16:37.192
  • Mom, do we have to eat this again?
  • 00:16:37.259 --> 00:16:37.993
  • This again? moses, do we have to eat
  • 00:16:38.060 --> 00:16:39.228
  • Moses, do we have to eat this manna again?
  • 00:16:39.294 --> 00:16:40.329
  • This manna again? we're sick of manna.
  • 00:16:40.396 --> 00:16:41.663
  • We're sick of manna. we used to have quail in egypt.
  • 00:16:41.730 --> 00:16:44.199
  • We used to have quail in egypt. god, do i really have
  • 00:16:44.266 --> 00:16:45.067
  • God, do i really have to go back to this job?"
  • 00:16:45.134 --> 00:16:46.335
  • To go back to this job?" well, you did pray
  • 00:16:46.402 --> 00:16:47.036
  • Well, you did pray for that job.
  • 00:16:47.102 --> 00:16:47.703
  • For that job. okay, but i'm not gonna talk
  • 00:16:47.770 --> 00:16:49.138
  • Okay, but i'm not gonna talk about that because it wasn't
  • 00:16:49.204 --> 00:16:50.039
  • About that because it wasn't the wilderness wonderings
  • 00:16:50.105 --> 00:16:51.507
  • The wilderness wonderings that were in focus here,
  • 00:16:51.573 --> 00:16:52.741
  • That were in focus here, it was that moment
  • 00:16:52.808 --> 00:16:55.310
  • It was that moment when they had seen
  • 00:16:55.377 --> 00:16:56.445
  • When they had seen the hand of god
  • 00:16:56.512 --> 00:16:58.313
  • The hand of god and they had seen god
  • 00:16:58.380 --> 00:16:59.314
  • And they had seen god afflict the egyptians
  • 00:16:59.381 --> 00:17:00.582
  • Afflict the egyptians with the plagues,
  • 00:17:00.649 --> 00:17:02.885
  • With the plagues, turn the nile river to blood
  • 00:17:02.951 --> 00:17:05.754
  • Turn the nile river to blood and coming out of that loaded
  • 00:17:05.821 --> 00:17:07.523
  • And coming out of that loaded with the substance of egypt
  • 00:17:07.589 --> 00:17:09.591
  • With the substance of egypt to pay them back
  • 00:17:09.658 --> 00:17:10.359
  • To pay them back for everything
  • 00:17:10.426 --> 00:17:11.627
  • For everything that they didn't get
  • 00:17:11.693 --> 00:17:12.761
  • That they didn't get while they were working
  • 00:17:12.828 --> 00:17:13.629
  • While they were working for pharaoh.
  • 00:17:13.695 --> 00:17:15.297
  • For pharaoh. at the moment
  • 00:17:15.364 --> 00:17:16.165
  • At the moment when they should have been able
  • 00:17:16.231 --> 00:17:18.200
  • When they should have been able to celebrate their freedom
  • 00:17:18.267 --> 00:17:20.869
  • To celebrate their freedom they were attacked from behind.
  • 00:17:20.936 --> 00:17:23.539
  • They were attacked from behind. and psalm 106 says,
  • 00:17:23.605 --> 00:17:26.241
  • And psalm 106 says, "they rebelled at the red sea."
  • 00:17:26.308 --> 00:17:29.912
  • "they rebelled at the red sea." so i went back to read it
  • 00:17:29.978 --> 00:17:32.247
  • So i went back to read it cause my first think was,
  • 00:17:32.314 --> 00:17:33.048
  • Cause my first think was, "well, no they didn't,
  • 00:17:33.115 --> 00:17:33.749
  • "well, no they didn't, they walked through the red sea.
  • 00:17:33.816 --> 00:17:35.417
  • They walked through the red sea. we sing about it
  • 00:17:35.484 --> 00:17:35.918
  • We sing about it a lot in church.
  • 00:17:35.984 --> 00:17:38.187
  • A lot in church. turn seas into highways.
  • 00:17:38.253 --> 00:17:40.122
  • Turn seas into highways. stuff like that.
  • 00:17:40.189 --> 00:17:42.758
  • Stuff like that. but i read it
  • 00:17:42.825 --> 00:17:44.827
  • But i read it and i realized
  • 00:17:44.893 --> 00:17:45.427
  • And i realized they did kind a rebel.
  • 00:17:45.494 --> 00:17:49.498
  • They did kind a rebel. let's read it together.
  • 00:17:49.565 --> 00:17:50.332
  • Let's read it together. exodus chapter 14.
  • 00:17:50.399 --> 00:17:54.770
  • Exodus chapter 14. it says in verse ten -
  • 00:17:54.837 --> 00:17:56.872
  • It says in verse ten - you know what,
  • 00:17:56.939 --> 00:17:58.941
  • You know what, i think you deserve
  • 00:17:59.007 --> 00:17:59.575
  • I think you deserve the other part too
  • 00:17:59.641 --> 00:18:00.676
  • The other part too in chapter 13.
  • 00:18:00.742 --> 00:18:02.010
  • In chapter 13. i'm going to chapter 13
  • 00:18:02.077 --> 00:18:03.045
  • I'm going to chapter 13 just for you.
  • 00:18:03.112 --> 00:18:05.614
  • Just for you. in chapter 13:17 it says,
  • 00:18:05.681 --> 00:18:08.917
  • In chapter 13:17 it says, "when pharaoh let the people go,
  • 00:18:08.984 --> 00:18:11.453
  • "when pharaoh let the people go, god did not lead them
  • 00:18:11.520 --> 00:18:12.521
  • God did not lead them on the road through
  • 00:18:12.588 --> 00:18:13.555
  • On the road through the philistine country,
  • 00:18:13.622 --> 00:18:15.357
  • The philistine country, though that was shorter.
  • 00:18:15.424 --> 00:18:17.359
  • Though that was shorter. for god said, "if they face war,
  • 00:18:17.426 --> 00:18:20.762
  • For god said, "if they face war, they might change their minds
  • 00:18:20.829 --> 00:18:22.197
  • They might change their minds and return to egypt."
  • 00:18:22.264 --> 00:18:23.632
  • And return to egypt." only god knows
  • 00:18:23.699 --> 00:18:26.001
  • Only god knows when you're really ready.
  • 00:18:26.068 --> 00:18:30.806
  • When you're really ready. next verse says that,
  • 00:18:30.873 --> 00:18:33.108
  • Next verse says that, verse 18 says,
  • 00:18:33.175 --> 00:18:37.012
  • Verse 18 says, "so god led the people
  • 00:18:37.079 --> 00:18:38.413
  • "so god led the people around by the desert road
  • 00:18:38.480 --> 00:18:39.715
  • Around by the desert road toward the red sea."
  • 00:18:39.781 --> 00:18:42.551
  • Toward the red sea." so now we see the reason
  • 00:18:42.618 --> 00:18:43.519
  • So now we see the reason for the red sea.
  • 00:18:43.585 --> 00:18:45.754
  • For the red sea. the reason for the red sea.
  • 00:18:45.821 --> 00:18:47.689
  • The reason for the red sea. you been trying to figure out,
  • 00:18:47.756 --> 00:18:49.124
  • You been trying to figure out, "why am i going through this?
  • 00:18:49.191 --> 00:18:52.161
  • "why am i going through this? why is this happening to me?"
  • 00:18:52.227 --> 00:18:53.028
  • Why is this happening to me?" and please do not try
  • 00:18:53.095 --> 00:18:54.696
  • And please do not try to place god
  • 00:18:54.763 --> 00:18:55.664
  • To place god in somebody else's life
  • 00:18:55.731 --> 00:18:56.532
  • In somebody else's life and answer that.
  • 00:18:56.598 --> 00:18:58.133
  • And answer that. "well, god is just using this
  • 00:18:58.200 --> 00:18:58.967
  • "well, god is just using this to test your faith."
  • 00:18:59.034 --> 00:18:59.935
  • To test your faith." shout up and pass you own test
  • 00:19:00.002 --> 00:19:01.069
  • Shout up and pass you own test and keep your eye
  • 00:19:01.136 --> 00:19:01.737
  • And keep your eye on your own scantron
  • 00:19:01.803 --> 00:19:02.771
  • On your own scantron number two pencil!
  • 00:19:02.838 --> 00:19:04.973
  • Number two pencil! [applause]
  • 00:19:05.040 --> 00:19:06.909
  • [applause] but here by the spirit
  • 00:19:06.975 --> 00:19:07.809
  • But here by the spirit of the lord there's a revelation
  • 00:19:07.876 --> 00:19:09.344
  • Of the lord there's a revelation given and maybe -
  • 00:19:09.411 --> 00:19:10.546
  • Given and maybe - i can't tell you the reason
  • 00:19:10.612 --> 00:19:11.346
  • I can't tell you the reason you're going through
  • 00:19:11.413 --> 00:19:11.813
  • You're going through what you're going through
  • 00:19:11.880 --> 00:19:12.414
  • What you're going through but maybe god will show it
  • 00:19:12.481 --> 00:19:14.516
  • But maybe god will show it to you in these moments
  • 00:19:14.583 --> 00:19:15.284
  • To you in these moments together today.
  • 00:19:15.350 --> 00:19:16.451
  • Together today. it says the reason god
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  • It says the reason god brought them to the red sea
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  • Brought them to the red sea was there were some things
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  • Was there were some things that if they were not drowned
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  • That if they were not drowned before they went across
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  • Before they went across they would be defeated
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  • They would be defeated when they got there!
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  • When they got there! it says that, "they left egypt
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  • It says that, "they left egypt ready for battle."
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  • Ready for battle." show them that verse.
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  • Show them that verse. eighteen.
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  • Eighteen. "they went up out
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  • "they went up out of egypt ready,"
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  • Of egypt ready," everybody say, "ready."
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  • Everybody say, "ready." >> congregation: ready.
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  • >> congregation: ready. >> say it again.
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  • >> say it again. ready!
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  • Ready! >> congregation: ready.
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  • >> congregation: ready. >> that's what
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  • >> that's what a green light means.
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  • A green light means. you can go now,
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  • You can go now, you're ready now.
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  • You're ready now. and sometimes we think
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  • And sometimes we think it's ready and god gives you
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  • It's ready and god gives you a red light
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  • A red light instead of a ready light
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  • Instead of a ready light and you're like, "god,
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  • And you're like, "god, i'm ready,
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  • I'm ready, i'm ready for this,
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  • I'm ready for this, i'm ready for something better,
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  • I'm ready for something better, i'm ready for more,
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  • I'm ready for more, i'm ready -
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  • I'm ready - god i want more influence!"
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  • God i want more influence!" are you ready for more
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  • Are you ready for more responsibility?
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  • Responsibility? really ready?
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  • Really ready? are you ready to be the one
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  • Are you ready to be the one who has to put up with
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  • Who has to put up with all the crap as you're praying
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  • All the crap as you're praying about a bigger income?
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  • About a bigger income? cause that's what happens!
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  • Cause that's what happens! only god knows
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  • Only god knows when we're really ready!
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  • When we're really ready! they were ready for battle,
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  • They were ready for battle, dressed to it
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  • Dressed to it but not ready for it.
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  • But not ready for it. dressed for it
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  • Dressed for it but not ready for it.
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  • But not ready for it. and god said, "if they face
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  • And god said, "if they face the philistines right now,
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  • The philistines right now, they'll get killed."
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  • They'll get killed." and it was proven correct.
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  • And it was proven correct. guess what god was right!
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  • Guess what god was right! when they saw the canaanites
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  • When they saw the canaanites when they finally got
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  • When they finally got in the promised land
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  • In the promised land after they crossed through
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  • After they crossed through the red sea they wouldn't fight,
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  • The red sea they wouldn't fight, they weren't ready!
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  • They weren't ready! they were dressed like they
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  • They were dressed like they were ready, they were looking
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  • Were ready, they were looking like they were ready,
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  • Like they were ready, they were posting
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  • They were posting that they were ready,
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  • That they were ready, they were hash tagging
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  • They were hash tagging like they were ready,
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  • Like they were ready, but they weren't really ready!
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  • But they weren't really ready! only god knows
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  • Only god knows when you're really ready.
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  • When you're really ready. y'all know how y'all shouted
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  • Y'all know how y'all shouted over the greenlight
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  • Over the greenlight at the red sea?
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  • At the red sea? i wonder would you shout --
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  • I wonder would you shout -- put up the other one.
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  • Put up the other one. i wonder would you shout
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  • I wonder would you shout over this one?
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  • Over this one? [chuckling]
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  • Show me how excited
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  • Show me how excited this is to you.
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  • This is to you. [cheering]
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  • [cheering] yes lord!
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  • Yes lord! yes lord!
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  • Yes lord! bring it on.
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  • Bring it on. i want me harvest,
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  • I want me harvest, i want my blessing,
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  • I want my blessing, i want my boaz,
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  • I want my boaz, i'm the deep christian,
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  • I'm the deep christian, i read ruth.
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  • I read ruth. [laughter]
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  • But if you ever ask god
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  • But if you ever ask god for a king
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  • For a king and then you got saul,
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  • And then you got saul, you will, start shouting
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  • You will, start shouting over here --
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  • Over here -- i know it's unnatural,
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  • I know it's unnatural, but do it real quick.
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  • But do it real quick. you will start shouting...
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  • You will start shouting... [shouting]
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  • [shouting] over here
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  • Over here for when god says,
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  • For when god says, "i'm not talking
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  • "i'm not talking the thorn away,
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  • The thorn away, i'm leaving it
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  • I'm leaving it to keep you grounded!
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  • I'm not moving the red sea,
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  • I'm not moving the red sea, i'm moving you through it
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  • I'm moving you through it and i'm sending the egyptians
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  • And i'm sending the egyptians to make sure
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  • To make sure that you keep moving
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  • That you keep moving cause i know you'll go back
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  • Cause i know you'll go back if i don't do it."
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  • If i don't do it." [applause]
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  • [applause] "lord, when the listen
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  • "lord, when the listen to this message
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  • To this message please help them not to pervert
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  • Please help them not to pervert the spirit of what i'm saying,
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  • The spirit of what i'm saying, cause some of them
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  • Cause some of them will say that god
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  • Will say that god is telling them they have
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  • Is telling them they have a greenlight to walk away
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  • A greenlight to walk away from something
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  • From something you called them to.
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  • You called them to. and i don't want them to abuse
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  • And i don't want them to abuse my message and compare things
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  • My message and compare things to egypt that are really
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  • To egypt that are really the things that you've called
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  • The things that you've called them to stick out,
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  • Them to stick out, so please lord,
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  • So please lord, help this message
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  • Help this message not to be misinterpreted
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  • Not to be misinterpreted in jesus name, amen."
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  • >> we are so thankful
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  • >> we are so thankful that you joined us today.
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  • That you joined us today. one of my favorite things
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  • One of my favorite things about these sermons
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  • About these sermons is how i can take the word
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  • Is how i can take the word and apply it immediately.
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  • And apply it immediately. there are always connections
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  • There are always connections that i can make
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  • That i can make and ways that i can practically
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  • And ways that i can practically process these teachings.
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  • Process these teachings. i could easily listen
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  • I could easily listen and then walk away
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  • And then walk away and really not do
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  • And really not do anything with it.
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  • Anything with it. but when i really do sit down
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  • But when i really do sit down and apply this to my life,
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  • And apply this to my life, i begin to feel a shift
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  • I begin to feel a shift in my spirit.
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  • In my spirit. >> yeah.
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  • >> yeah. and you see changes
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  • And you see changes in your life
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  • In your life when you accept
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  • When you accept and embrace the challenge.
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  • And embrace the challenge. so today if you felt
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  • So today if you felt challenged or encouraged,
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  • Challenged or encouraged, i have a resource i wanna
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  • I have a resource i wanna make available for you.
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  • Make available for you. it includes the sermon
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  • It includes the sermon you just heard
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  • You just heard and a few other messages
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  • And a few other messages that'll take you deeper,
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  • That'll take you deeper, strengthen your faith,
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  • Strengthen your faith, and really, really help you
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  • And really, really help you in your relationship with god.
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  • In your relationship with god. grow closer to him,
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  • Grow closer to him, and see what he has for you.
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  • And see what he has for you. today's resource is available
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  • With your gift of any amount, so we can continue
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  • So we can continue to take the gospel to others.
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  • To take the gospel to others. all you have to do is call
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  • All you have to do is call or go online,
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  • Request your copy, and know that you aren't just
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  • And know that you aren't just requesting a resource;
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  • Requesting a resource; you're helping us
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  • You're helping us get god's word out
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  • Get god's word out and preach jesus christ
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  • And preach jesus christ to people all over the world.
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  • To people all over the world. thank you so much
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  • Thank you so much for your support.
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  • For your support. we couldn't do it without you.
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  • We couldn't do it without you. oh, oh, one more thing
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  • Oh, oh, one more thing before you go.
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  • Before you go. did you know you can join us
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  • Did you know you can join us live every weekend online?
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  • Live every weekend online? you can be a part of our efam,
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  • You can be a part of our efam, our extended church family.
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  • Our extended church family. visit us at stevenfurtick.com,
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  • Visit us at stevenfurtick.com, click the live button,
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  • Click the live button, and i'll see you soon.
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  • >> i am preaching this message
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  • >> i am preaching this message to somebody
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  • To somebody who is tempted to quit
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  • Who is tempted to quit on something god
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  • On something god called you to do.
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  • Called you to do. when we manipulate things,
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  • When we manipulate things, do it on our own strength,
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  • Do it on our own strength, do it without praying about it,
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  • Do it without praying about it, do it without caring
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  • Do it without caring about others,
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  • About others, do it without considering
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  • Do it without considering the consequence,
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  • The consequence, do it without being true
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  • Do it without being true to the integrity of who we are,
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  • To the integrity of who we are, we are trying to meet a need,
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  • We are trying to meet a need, the need is for us
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  • The need is for us to be certain.
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  • To be certain. faith can meet that same need.
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  • Faith can meet that same need. i believe god is calling us
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  • I believe god is calling us to deeper faith
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  • To deeper faith than giving up the first time
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  • Than giving up the first time it doesn't work out.
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  • It doesn't work out. the enemy fights you
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  • The enemy fights you the hardest
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  • The hardest when you're on the verge
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  • When you're on the verge of a horizon of a greater,
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  • Of a horizon of a greater, truer, newer version
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  • Truer, newer version of you that god
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  • Of you that god has seen all along.
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  • Has seen all along. that's what i mean
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  • That's what i mean by a green light
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  • By a green light at the red sea.
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  • At the red sea. when god enables you
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  • When god enables you to do something
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  • To do something that you could never do
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  • That you could never do apart from him.
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  • Apart from him. "apart from me
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  • "apart from me you can do nothing."
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  • You can do nothing." but i can do all things
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  • But i can do all things through christ
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  • Through christ who strengthens me,
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  • Who strengthens me, and i can do this too.
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  • >> are you limiting yourself
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  • Based on fear
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  • Or past experiences while god
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  • Is making a way for you?
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  • In this new series
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  • From pastor steven furtick
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  • You will learn to look past
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  • What seems insurmountable
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  • And focus on god's provision.
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  • Call or go online today
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  • To request your copy
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  • Of "god has given you
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  • The green light"
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  • To strengthen your faith
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  • And embrace opportunity.
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  • ♪ ♪
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  • >> you didn't just buy a ticket.
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  • >> you didn't just buy a ticket. you set something in motion
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  • You set something in motion just by being here tonight.
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  • Just by being here tonight. someone of you
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  • Someone of you bought somebody else
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  • Bought somebody else a ticket tonight,
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  • A ticket tonight, and it's gonna change their life
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  • And it's gonna change their life to know that god loves them
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  • To know that god loves them and he has not forsaken them.
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  • And he has not forsaken them. and he is for you
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  • And he is for you and not against you.
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  • >> 1, 2 .3 .4 ...
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  • >> ♪ why can't i praise him ♪
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  • ♪ as loud as i want ♪
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  • ♪ why can't i praise him ♪
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  • ♪ as loud as i want ♪
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  • ♪ why can't i praise him ♪
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  • ♪ as loud as i want ♪
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  • ♪ why can't i praise him ♪
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  • ♪ as loud as i want ♪
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  • [cheering]
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  • >> ♪ oh i don't got a halo ♪
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  • >> ♪ oh i don't got a halo ♪ ♪ no i'm not a perfect man ♪
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  • ♪ no i'm not a perfect man ♪ ♪ i'm just glad to be ♪
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  • ♪ i'm just glad to be ♪ ♪ a child of god ♪
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  • ♪ a child of god ♪ ♪ 'cause when i think of ♪
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  • ♪ 'cause when i think of ♪ ♪ where i could've been ♪
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  • ♪ where i could've been ♪ ♪ should've been ♪
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  • ♪ should've been ♪ ♪ would've been ♪
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  • ♪ would've been ♪ ♪ if he hadn't stepped in ♪
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  • ♪ if he hadn't stepped in ♪ ♪ oh i've got a praise ♪
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  • ♪ oh i've got a praise ♪ ♪ on the inside ♪
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  • ♪ on the inside ♪ ♪ that can't be denied ♪
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  • ♪ that can't be denied ♪ ♪ and i gotta get it out ♪
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  • ♪ and i gotta get it out ♪ ♪ right now ♪
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  • ♪ right now ♪ ♪ it might get loud ♪
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  • ♪ it might get loud ♪ ♪ it might get loud ♪
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  • ♪ it might get loud ♪ ♪ heavens coming down ♪
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  • ♪ heavens coming down ♪ ♪ down down ♪
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  • ♪ down down ♪ ♪ and it might get loud ♪
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  • ♪ and it might get loud ♪ ♪ it might get loud ♪
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  • ♪ it might get loud ♪ ♪ heavens coming down ♪
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  • ♪ heavens coming down ♪ ♪ down down ♪
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  • ♪ down down ♪ ♪ and it might get loud ♪
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  • ♪ and it might get loud ♪ ♪ when the saints ♪
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  • ♪ when the saints ♪ ♪ start praising ♪
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  • ♪ start praising ♪ ♪ it might get loud ♪
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  • ♪ it might get loud ♪ ♪ when the chains ♪
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  • ♪ when the chains ♪ ♪ start breaking ♪
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  • ♪ start breaking ♪ ♪ heaven's coming down ♪
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  • ♪ heaven's coming down ♪ ♪ down down ♪
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  • ♪ down down ♪ ♪ and it might get loud ♪
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  • ♪ and it might get loud ♪ ♪ when the saints ♪
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  • ♪ when the saints ♪ ♪ start praising ♪
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  • ♪ start praising ♪ ♪ it might get loud ♪
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  • ♪ it might get loud ♪ ♪ when the chains ♪
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  • ♪ when the chains ♪ ♪ start breaking ♪
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  • ♪ start breaking ♪ ♪ heaven's coming down ♪
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  • ♪ heaven's coming down ♪ ♪ down down ♪
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  • ♪ down down ♪ ♪ it might get loud ♪
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  • ♪ ♪
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  • >> 1, 2, 3...
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