When The Battle Chooses You Part 2

October 20, 2022 | 334 | 27:29

Learn how to give your battles over to God and trust Him with the outcome.

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Steven Furtick | When The Battle Chooses You Part 2 | October 20, 2022
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  • >> what do you have to do
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  • >> what do you have to do when you fight a battle,
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  • When you fight a battle, that's not your fault?
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  • Sometimes you fight
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  • Sometimes you fight against things that
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  • Against things that are in your genetics,
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  • Are in your genetics, but you still got
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  • But you still got to figure out
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  • To figure out what to do about that battle.
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  • What to do about that battle. and when it's that deep,
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  • And when it's that deep, it's that strong.
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  • It's that strong. sometimes you fight
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  • Sometimes you fight against things that
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  • Against things that other people did
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  • Other people did and if you go into shame,
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  • And if you go into shame, and you're like, well,
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  • And you're like, well, "i take responsibility
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  • "i take responsibility for my part,"
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  • For my part," that's good but it's tricky.
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  • That's good but it's tricky. because before long,
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  • Because before long, shame will drive you
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  • Shame will drive you out of the presence of god,
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  • Out of the presence of god, which is what you need
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  • Which is what you need when you're in a situation,
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  • When you're in a situation, even if you created it.
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  • Even if you created it. so it's tricky,
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  • So it's tricky, because you can
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  • Because you can find yourself in a battle
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  • Find yourself in a battle and you can say,
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  • And you can say, "well, i can't expect
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  • "well, i can't expect god's help in this situation,
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  • God's help in this situation, because it was created
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  • Because it was created by my hand."
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  • By my hand." but jehoshaphat is transcending
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  • But jehoshaphat is transcending all of that with his prayer.
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  • All of that with his prayer. and he says, "oh, lord,
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  • And he says, "oh, lord, our god, we belong to you.
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  • Our god, we belong to you. we are your possession.
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  • We are your possession. and when we came into this land
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  • And when we came into this land so many years ago,
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  • So many years ago, you would not let us
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  • You would not let us drive out these enemies.
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  • Drive out these enemies. and they're bigger than us.
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  • And they're bigger than us. and they came up from behind us.
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  • And they came up from behind us. and we're not to blame
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  • And we're not to blame for this battle,"
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  • For this battle," and yet, here it is.
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  • And yet, here it is. so, now, 2 chronicles 20:11,
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  • So, now, 2 chronicles 20:11, "o lord our god,
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  • "o lord our god, see how they are repaying us
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  • See how they are repaying us by coming to drive us out
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  • By coming to drive us out of the possession you gave us
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  • Of the possession you gave us as an inheritance."
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  • As an inheritance." now, let me put this in here.
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  • Now, let me put this in here. i'm just going with
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  • I'm just going with the spirit today,
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  • The spirit today, i haven't opened my notes.
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  • I haven't opened my notes. i mean, i got it in my heart.
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  • I mean, i got it in my heart. i'm preaching.
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  • I'm preaching. i'm preaching spirit to spirit
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  • I'm preaching spirit to spirit today for whoever needs
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  • Today for whoever needs to receive it.
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  • To receive it. and god gave me this word,
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  • And god gave me this word, before i gave you this word,
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  • Before i gave you this word, for the battles that i face
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  • For the battles that i face that are bigger than me.
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  • That are bigger than me. and he said,
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  • And he said, "see how they are repaying us
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  • "see how they are repaying us by coming to drive us out
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  • By coming to drive us out of the possession you gave us."
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  • Of the possession you gave us." now, if it's god
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  • Now, if it's god who gave it then
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  • Who gave it then it's god's to protect it.
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  • It's god's to protect it. that's about possession.
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  • That's about possession. it's not about
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  • It's not about how much power you have,
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  • How much power you have, it's about possession.
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  • It's about possession. and if you are god's possession
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  • And if you are god's possession and you are stewarding something
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  • And you are stewarding something that he gave you to possess,
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  • That he gave you to possess, then it's not a matter of
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  • Then it's not a matter of how much power you have
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  • How much power you have that determines what happens
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  • That determines what happens next in this battle.
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  • Next in this battle. when it's god's possession,
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  • When it's god's possession, it's god's problem.
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  • It's god's problem. [cheering and applause]
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  • [cheering and applause] i don't want to cry
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  • I don't want to cry telling you this,
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  • Telling you this, if it hits your heart,
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  • If it hits your heart, then if it's god's possession,
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  • Then if it's god's possession, it's god's problem
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  • It's god's problem and then you realize that
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  • And then you realize that you are his treasure,
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  • You are his treasure, you are his possession,
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  • You are his possession, you are his daughter,
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  • You are his daughter, you are his son,
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  • You are his son, you are his friend
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  • You are his friend and your friend
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  • And your friend knows how to fight.
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  • Knows how to fight. it gives you the confidence.
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  • It gives you the confidence. "oh our god,
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  • "oh our god, will you not judge them?
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  • Will you not judge them? for we," 2 chronicles 20:12,
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  • For we," 2 chronicles 20:12, "have no power to face this
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  • "have no power to face this vast army that is attacking us."
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  • Vast army that is attacking us." it's bigger than us.
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  • It's bigger than us. it came up from behind us.
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  • It came up from behind us. we can't do it.
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  • We can't do it. we do not know what to do.
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  • We do not know what to do. if you're there right now
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  • If you're there right now raise your right hand.
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  • Raise your right hand. i do not know what to do.
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  • I do not know what to do. i don't know how to fight.
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  • I don't know how to fight. i don't know how to fix it.
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  • I don't know how to fix it. i can't control
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  • I can't control what comes against me.
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  • What comes against me. "but our eyes are upon you."
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  • "but our eyes are upon you." and god says,
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  • And god says, "if you will change the focus,
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  • "if you will change the focus, he will win the fight."
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  • He will win the fight." if you will change the focus
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  • If you will change the focus and stop looking at
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  • And stop looking at how big it is,
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  • How big it is, but start praising him
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  • But start praising him for how great he is,
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  • For how great he is, help is on the way.
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  • Help is on the way. [cheering and applause]
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  • [cheering and applause] 2 chronicles 20:13,
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  • 2 chronicles 20:13, "all the men of judah,
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  • "all the men of judah, with their wives and children
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  • With their wives and children and little ones,
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  • And little ones, stood there before the lord.
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  • Stood there before the lord. then the spirit of the lord
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  • Then the spirit of the lord came upon jahaziel,
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  • Came upon jahaziel, son of zachariah,
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  • Son of zachariah, the son of benaiah,
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  • The son of benaiah, the son of jeiel,
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  • The son of jeiel, the son of mattaniah, a levite
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  • The son of mattaniah, a levite and descendant of asaph,
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  • And descendant of asaph, as he stood in the assembly."
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  • As he stood in the assembly." why did you read
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  • Why did you read all those names, pastor stephen?
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  • All those names, pastor stephen? why didn't you skip over that?
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  • Why didn't you skip over that? that's not important
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  • That's not important to the story.
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  • To the story. it absolutely is.
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  • It absolutely is. because every name
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  • Because every name that was represented,
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  • That was represented, represented a generation
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  • Represented a generation that god was faithful in.
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  • That god was faithful in. and it meant that every single
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  • And it meant that every single time that god got ready
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  • Time that god got ready to pass his purpose
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  • To pass his purpose to another generation,
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  • To another generation, he didn't drop it,
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  • He didn't drop it, and he won't drop it now,
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  • And he won't drop it now, and it won't stop with you
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  • And it won't stop with you and you won't lose the battle,
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  • And you won't lose the battle, unless you lose your focus.
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  • Unless you lose your focus. it's not about your power,
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  • It's not about your power, it's about your position.
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  • It's about your position. can i show you?
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  • Can i show you? you got like ten more minutes.
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  • You got like ten more minutes. [sighs]
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  • [sighs] i'm so thankful that that
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  • I'm so thankful that that prophet stood up and said
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  • Prophet stood up and said what he said, because you know,
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  • What he said, because you know, everybody was starting
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  • Everybody was starting to get ready to fight.
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  • To get ready to fight. and you know,
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  • And you know, if they had fought,
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  • If they had fought, they would have lost.
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  • They would have lost. isn't that the craziest thing?
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  • Isn't that the craziest thing? it's ironic.
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  • It's ironic. if they had fought,
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  • If they had fought, they would have lost.
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  • They would have lost. when you don't understand
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  • When you don't understand the nature of the battle
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  • The nature of the battle that you're in,
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  • That you're in, you use the wrong strategy.
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  • You use the wrong strategy. and some of us are losing,
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  • And some of us are losing, because we are fighting
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  • Because we are fighting on the wrong level.
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  • On the wrong level. to unpack it,
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  • To unpack it, i could use ephesians 6:12,
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  • I could use ephesians 6:12, "we wrestle not
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  • "we wrestle not against flesh and blood."
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  • Against flesh and blood." but that's what we fight
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  • But that's what we fight against, flesh and blood.
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  • Against, flesh and blood. we fight every battle
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  • We fight every battle physically, we fight people.
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  • Physically, we fight people. we even fight people
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  • We even fight people that are trying to help us,
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  • That are trying to help us, because we're insecure.
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  • Because we're insecure. we fight -- we fight the battle
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  • We fight -- we fight the battle to protect our ego
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  • To protect our ego and to protect our pride
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  • And to protect our pride and then we lose the battle
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  • And then we lose the battle in our spirit because
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  • In our spirit because we were more concerned
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  • We were more concerned about protecting our pride
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  • About protecting our pride than we were about
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  • Than we were about receiving god's power
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  • Receiving god's power and his help and his provision
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  • And his help and his provision in our lives.
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  • In our lives. i was talking to
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  • I was talking to somebody this week,
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  • Somebody this week, and they were saying
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  • And they were saying all kinds of crazy stuff to me.
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  • All kinds of crazy stuff to me. and the lord said,
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  • And the lord said, "not this one.
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  • "not this one. don't fight this one."
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  • Don't fight this one." learn the 20% that
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  • Learn the 20% that he's saying is true.
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  • He's saying is true. keep your mouth shut,
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  • Keep your mouth shut, save your energy
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  • Save your energy for the real battle.
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  • For the real battle. sometimes i see
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  • Sometimes i see a comment on instagram,
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  • A comment on instagram, about my preaching or my shoes
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  • About my preaching or my shoes or something like that
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  • Or something like that and the lord says,
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  • And the lord says, "not this one.
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  • "not this one. not this one."
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  • Not this one." because if you convince a fool,
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  • Because if you convince a fool, all you got for a friend
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  • All you got for a friend is a fool.
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  • Is a fool. not this one.
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  • Not this one. somebody say, "not this one."
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  • Somebody say, "not this one." i watched a movie about
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  • I watched a movie about jackie robinson, "42,"
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  • Jackie robinson, "42," and there was a scene
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  • And there was a scene in the movie where the owner
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  • In the movie where the owner was telling him,
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  • Was telling him, "we're going to put you
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  • "we're going to put you in the system
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  • In the system and hopefully get you
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  • And hopefully get you to brooklyn to play
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  • To brooklyn to play professional baseball.
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  • Professional baseball. but there's one problem.
  • 00:07:52.768 --> 00:07:54.036
  • But there's one problem. what are you going to do
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  • What are you going to do when they're screaming
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  • When they're screaming racist threats in your face?
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  • Racist threats in your face? what are you going to do
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  • What are you going to do when they attack you
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  • When they attack you at every stop?
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  • At every stop? what are you going to do
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  • What are you going to do when they push you
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  • When they push you to the breaking point?
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  • To the breaking point? and he jumped up
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  • And he jumped up in the depiction in the movie,
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  • In the depiction in the movie, i don't know if this
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  • I don't know if this happened in real life,
  • 00:08:05.982 --> 00:08:06.782
  • Happened in real life, but i like to think it did.
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  • But i like to think it did. and he said,
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  • And he said, "what do you want?
  • 00:08:08.518 --> 00:08:09.285
  • "what do you want? a player who doesn't
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  • A player who doesn't have the guts to fight?"
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  • Have the guts to fight?" and he looked back at him
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  • And he looked back at him and said, "no, i wanna --
  • 00:08:13.756 --> 00:08:14.457
  • And said, "no, i wanna -- i want to player
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  • I want to player who has the guts
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  • Who has the guts not to fight back."
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  • Not to fight back." and here's the message.
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  • And here's the message. sometimes it takes more faith
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  • Sometimes it takes more faith not to fight back.
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  • Not to fight back. sometimes it takes more faith
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  • Sometimes it takes more faith to just let god be god
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  • To just let god be god and be great in your situation.
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  • And be great in your situation. because if you manipulate it,
  • 00:08:33.809 --> 00:08:35.444
  • Because if you manipulate it, you're gonna mess it up.
  • 00:08:35.511 --> 00:08:37.146
  • You're gonna mess it up. if you start plucking tares,
  • 00:08:37.213 --> 00:08:38.981
  • If you start plucking tares, you're gonna pull up wheat.
  • 00:08:39.048 --> 00:08:40.583
  • You're gonna pull up wheat. sometimes it takes more faith
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  • Sometimes it takes more faith to let god sort it out.
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  • To let god sort it out. and the prophet said,
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  • And the prophet said, "you have to understand
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  • "you have to understand the nature of the battle
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  • The nature of the battle to understand the strategy."
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  • To understand the strategy." this is why we don't fight much
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  • This is why we don't fight much in our marriage after 17 years.
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  • In our marriage after 17 years. it's not because
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  • It's not because we don't disagree,
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  • We don't disagree, but we understand
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  • But we understand it's not me against her,
  • 00:08:58.801 --> 00:09:00.703
  • It's not me against her, it's me and her against it.
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  • It's me and her against it. if we thought
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  • If we thought it was me against her,
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  • It was me against her, we would fight each other.
  • 00:09:04.974 --> 00:09:06.542
  • We would fight each other. but we gotta line up
  • 00:09:06.609 --> 00:09:08.144
  • But we gotta line up on the same side
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  • On the same side of this problem,
  • 00:09:09.011 --> 00:09:10.212
  • Of this problem, or we're gonna lose this battle.
  • 00:09:10.279 --> 00:09:14.116
  • Or we're gonna lose this battle. and at one time,
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  • And at one time, when we were first,
  • 00:09:16.085 --> 00:09:17.019
  • When we were first, maybe a year and a half married,
  • 00:09:17.086 --> 00:09:18.654
  • Maybe a year and a half married, there came across our desk,
  • 00:09:18.721 --> 00:09:20.089
  • There came across our desk, a bill for $3.000
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  • A bill for $3.000 and i didn't have $3.000,
  • 00:09:21.691 --> 00:09:23.492
  • And i didn't have $3.000, not just laying around.
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  • Not just laying around. i didn't have it.
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  • I didn't have it. i did what i do when
  • 00:09:28.664 --> 00:09:29.532
  • I did what i do when i'm afraid, i got angry.
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  • I'm afraid, i got angry. did you hear me?
  • 00:09:32.301 --> 00:09:33.469
  • Did you hear me? when i'm afraid i get angry.
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  • When i'm afraid i get angry. 'cause the anger
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  • 'cause the anger is a camouflage
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  • Is a camouflage for the fear which
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  • For the fear which makes me feel vulnerable.
  • 00:09:40.109 --> 00:09:42.979
  • Makes me feel vulnerable. so i gotta get angry,
  • 00:09:43.045 --> 00:09:44.513
  • So i gotta get angry, because that makes me
  • 00:09:44.580 --> 00:09:45.114
  • Because that makes me look strong,
  • 00:09:45.181 --> 00:09:47.049
  • Look strong, 'cause on the inside,
  • 00:09:47.116 --> 00:09:47.917
  • 'cause on the inside, i feel weak.
  • 00:09:47.984 --> 00:09:49.986
  • I feel weak. and i was yelling at holly
  • 00:09:50.052 --> 00:09:51.687
  • And i was yelling at holly about the bill
  • 00:09:51.754 --> 00:09:53.356
  • About the bill and it was only 70% her fault.
  • 00:09:53.422 --> 00:10:00.363
  • And it was only 70% her fault. and in the middle of yelling,
  • 00:10:00.429 --> 00:10:01.464
  • And in the middle of yelling, i saw her countenance change.
  • 00:10:01.530 --> 00:10:03.232
  • I saw her countenance change. and i'm not saying
  • 00:10:03.299 --> 00:10:03.766
  • And i'm not saying this excuses me yelling,
  • 00:10:03.833 --> 00:10:04.867
  • This excuses me yelling, i should have been
  • 00:10:04.934 --> 00:10:05.434
  • I should have been more grown up.
  • 00:10:05.501 --> 00:10:06.202
  • More grown up. but she realized in that moment,
  • 00:10:06.268 --> 00:10:07.870
  • But she realized in that moment, he's not fighting me,
  • 00:10:07.937 --> 00:10:10.539
  • He's not fighting me, he's not mad at me.
  • 00:10:10.606 --> 00:10:12.975
  • He's not mad at me. he's scared about this
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  • He's scared about this and if i can help him
  • 00:10:15.778 --> 00:10:16.512
  • And if i can help him fight his fear,
  • 00:10:16.579 --> 00:10:18.614
  • Fight his fear, we can fix this together.
  • 00:10:18.681 --> 00:10:21.717
  • We can fix this together. but if you wrestle
  • 00:10:21.784 --> 00:10:22.618
  • But if you wrestle at the wrong level,
  • 00:10:22.685 --> 00:10:25.855
  • At the wrong level, you'll wear yourself out,
  • 00:10:25.921 --> 00:10:28.224
  • You'll wear yourself out, fighting it where it shows up,
  • 00:10:28.290 --> 00:10:30.359
  • Fighting it where it shows up, but where it shows up
  • 00:10:30.426 --> 00:10:31.527
  • But where it shows up is not where it started.
  • 00:10:31.594 --> 00:10:33.763
  • Is not where it started. so if you got somebody
  • 00:10:33.829 --> 00:10:34.997
  • So if you got somebody and they have an addiction,
  • 00:10:35.064 --> 00:10:36.198
  • And they have an addiction, you can't counsel them to win
  • 00:10:36.265 --> 00:10:37.700
  • You can't counsel them to win against addiction
  • 00:10:37.767 --> 00:10:38.467
  • Against addiction with willpower.
  • 00:10:38.534 --> 00:10:39.869
  • With willpower. it's not a matter of willpower,
  • 00:10:39.935 --> 00:10:41.604
  • It's not a matter of willpower, it's a matter of worship.
  • 00:10:41.671 --> 00:10:47.243
  • It's a matter of worship. something in their life
  • 00:10:47.309 --> 00:10:48.544
  • Something in their life has started meeting
  • 00:10:48.611 --> 00:10:49.578
  • Has started meeting the needs that only
  • 00:10:49.645 --> 00:10:50.713
  • The needs that only god alone can meet.
  • 00:10:50.780 --> 00:10:52.748
  • God alone can meet. and if you don't show them
  • 00:10:52.815 --> 00:10:54.283
  • And if you don't show them that god can meet
  • 00:10:54.350 --> 00:10:55.184
  • That god can meet those same needs
  • 00:10:55.251 --> 00:10:56.318
  • Those same needs that alcohol can,
  • 00:10:56.385 --> 00:10:57.887
  • That alcohol can, that god can meet those
  • 00:10:57.953 --> 00:10:58.988
  • That god can meet those same needs that pornography can,
  • 00:10:59.055 --> 00:11:01.157
  • Same needs that pornography can, that god can meet those
  • 00:11:01.223 --> 00:11:02.324
  • That god can meet those same needs as overspending,
  • 00:11:02.391 --> 00:11:04.326
  • Same needs as overspending, overeating can,
  • 00:11:04.393 --> 00:11:05.828
  • Overeating can, if you don't fix
  • 00:11:05.895 --> 00:11:06.529
  • If you don't fix the worship problem,
  • 00:11:06.595 --> 00:11:08.097
  • The worship problem, you can't win it with willpower.
  • 00:11:08.164 --> 00:11:12.968
  • You can't win it with willpower. am i right about it?
  • 00:11:13.035 --> 00:11:16.338
  • Am i right about it? so you gotta fight with a focus.
  • 00:11:16.405 --> 00:11:19.375
  • So you gotta fight with a focus. touch three people say,
  • 00:11:19.442 --> 00:11:20.076
  • Touch three people say, "focus, focus."
  • 00:11:20.142 --> 00:11:22.178
  • "focus, focus." fight with a focus.
  • 00:11:22.244 --> 00:11:25.448
  • Fight with a focus. and the prophet said,
  • 00:11:25.514 --> 00:11:27.483
  • And the prophet said, "this is not even about you.
  • 00:11:27.550 --> 00:11:32.021
  • "this is not even about you. so don't be afraid."
  • 00:11:32.088 --> 00:11:36.525
  • So don't be afraid." if it's too big for you,
  • 00:11:36.592 --> 00:11:37.693
  • If it's too big for you, don't be afraid.
  • 00:11:37.760 --> 00:11:39.295
  • Don't be afraid. this is what
  • 00:11:39.361 --> 00:11:39.762
  • This is what the lord says to you.
  • 00:11:39.829 --> 00:11:40.663
  • The lord says to you. you got it on the screen,
  • 00:11:40.730 --> 00:11:41.497
  • You got it on the screen, 2 chronicles 20:15,
  • 00:11:41.564 --> 00:11:42.865
  • 2 chronicles 20:15, "don't be afraid."
  • 00:11:42.932 --> 00:11:45.101
  • "don't be afraid." don't be discouraged.
  • 00:11:45.167 --> 00:11:47.470
  • Don't be discouraged. don't back down.
  • 00:11:47.536 --> 00:11:49.171
  • Don't back down. don't get in your own head
  • 00:11:49.238 --> 00:11:49.972
  • Don't get in your own head and try to figure it out.
  • 00:11:50.039 --> 00:11:50.773
  • And try to figure it out. you can't figure this one out.
  • 00:11:50.840 --> 00:11:52.708
  • You can't figure this one out. if you fight it,
  • 00:11:52.775 --> 00:11:55.077
  • If you fight it, if you fight it,
  • 00:11:55.144 --> 00:11:56.612
  • If you fight it, you're going to lose it.
  • 00:11:56.679 --> 00:11:59.048
  • You're going to lose it. if you try to meet
  • 00:11:59.115 --> 00:12:00.549
  • If you try to meet the righteous requirements
  • 00:12:00.616 --> 00:12:01.584
  • The righteous requirements of the law in your own strength,
  • 00:12:01.650 --> 00:12:03.552
  • Of the law in your own strength, and don't let
  • 00:12:03.619 --> 00:12:04.053
  • And don't let the power of christ
  • 00:12:04.120 --> 00:12:05.121
  • The power of christ flow through you
  • 00:12:05.187 --> 00:12:05.855
  • Flow through you and the holy spirit direct you,
  • 00:12:05.921 --> 00:12:07.690
  • And the holy spirit direct you, you are going to keep losing
  • 00:12:07.757 --> 00:12:09.225
  • You are going to keep losing the battles because
  • 00:12:09.291 --> 00:12:10.559
  • The battles because you're wrestling on the level
  • 00:12:10.626 --> 00:12:12.328
  • You're wrestling on the level of what you can see,
  • 00:12:12.394 --> 00:12:13.796
  • Of what you can see, but it is not against flesh
  • 00:12:13.863 --> 00:12:15.030
  • But it is not against flesh and blood, it's spiritual.
  • 00:12:15.097 --> 00:12:19.602
  • And blood, it's spiritual. so he said, "don't be afraid
  • 00:12:19.668 --> 00:12:21.737
  • So he said, "don't be afraid for this vast army."
  • 00:12:21.804 --> 00:12:22.972
  • For this vast army." vast army is the phrase they
  • 00:12:23.038 --> 00:12:24.106
  • Vast army is the phrase they use when they were just
  • 00:12:24.173 --> 00:12:25.141
  • Use when they were just saying, it's too big for you.
  • 00:12:25.207 --> 00:12:27.743
  • Saying, it's too big for you. i know it's too big for you.
  • 00:12:27.810 --> 00:12:29.979
  • I know it's too big for you. but the battle is not yours.
  • 00:12:30.045 --> 00:12:36.018
  • But the battle is not yours. it's god's.
  • 00:12:36.085 --> 00:12:37.586
  • When i say this,
  • 00:12:41.690 --> 00:12:43.793
  • When i say this, i want you to receive it,
  • 00:12:43.859 --> 00:12:45.761
  • I want you to receive it, like if it was just for you.
  • 00:12:45.828 --> 00:12:48.697
  • Like if it was just for you. if it's too big,
  • 00:12:48.764 --> 00:12:51.133
  • If it's too big, it doesn't belong to you.
  • 00:12:51.200 --> 00:12:57.339
  • It doesn't belong to you. if it's too big,
  • 00:12:57.406 --> 00:13:00.509
  • If it's too big, you got to give it back to god.
  • 00:13:00.576 --> 00:13:04.146
  • You got to give it back to god. and we say the battle
  • 00:13:04.213 --> 00:13:05.080
  • And we say the battle is the lord's,
  • 00:13:05.147 --> 00:13:06.515
  • Is the lord's, but we stress like it's ours.
  • 00:13:06.582 --> 00:13:09.451
  • But we stress like it's ours. we say the battle is the lord's,
  • 00:13:09.518 --> 00:13:11.720
  • We say the battle is the lord's, but we worry like it's ours.
  • 00:13:11.787 --> 00:13:14.123
  • But we worry like it's ours. now we've wasted all
  • 00:13:14.190 --> 00:13:15.257
  • Now we've wasted all of our strength worrying,
  • 00:13:15.324 --> 00:13:17.326
  • Of our strength worrying, when we could have
  • 00:13:17.393 --> 00:13:17.893
  • When we could have been worshipping.
  • 00:13:17.960 --> 00:13:21.897
  • Been worshipping. the battle is not yours.
  • 00:13:21.964 --> 00:13:24.266
  • The battle is not yours. give it back.
  • 00:13:24.333 --> 00:13:25.768
  • Give it back. quit doing god's job for him.
  • 00:13:25.835 --> 00:13:29.104
  • Quit doing god's job for him. god wants his battle back.
  • 00:13:29.171 --> 00:13:34.476
  • God wants his battle back. god wants his battle back.
  • 00:13:34.543 --> 00:13:38.547
  • God wants his battle back. it's too big for you.
  • 00:13:38.614 --> 00:13:40.149
  • It's too big for you. it came up from behind you.
  • 00:13:40.216 --> 00:13:42.084
  • It came up from behind you. you can't do it, give it back.
  • 00:13:42.151 --> 00:13:44.587
  • You can't do it, give it back. you can't fight it,
  • 00:13:44.653 --> 00:13:45.855
  • You can't fight it, give it back.
  • 00:13:45.921 --> 00:13:46.856
  • Give it back. you can't figure it out,
  • 00:13:46.922 --> 00:13:48.224
  • You can't figure it out, give it back.
  • 00:13:48.290 --> 00:13:49.291
  • Give it back. how do you give it back?
  • 00:13:49.358 --> 00:13:50.292
  • How do you give it back? that's a focus.
  • 00:13:50.359 --> 00:13:51.861
  • That's a focus. that's looking beyond
  • 00:13:51.927 --> 00:13:53.229
  • That's looking beyond what's coming against you
  • 00:13:53.295 --> 00:13:54.997
  • What's coming against you and looking toward
  • 00:13:55.064 --> 00:13:56.098
  • And looking toward what is within you to know that
  • 00:13:56.165 --> 00:13:57.967
  • What is within you to know that "...greater is he that is in me
  • 00:13:58.033 --> 00:14:01.103
  • "...greater is he that is in me than he that is in the world",
  • 00:14:01.170 --> 00:14:03.539
  • Than he that is in the world", and god wants his battle back.
  • 00:14:03.606 --> 00:14:10.346
  • And god wants his battle back. the battle is not yours,
  • 00:14:10.412 --> 00:14:13.115
  • The battle is not yours, but god's,
  • 00:14:13.182 --> 00:14:14.917
  • But god's, and tomorrow i want you
  • 00:14:14.984 --> 00:14:17.720
  • And tomorrow i want you to march down against them,
  • 00:14:17.786 --> 00:14:22.524
  • To march down against them, i want you to march down,
  • 00:14:22.591 --> 00:14:24.760
  • I want you to march down, against an enemy,
  • 00:14:24.827 --> 00:14:26.629
  • Against an enemy, that you're not even
  • 00:14:26.695 --> 00:14:27.129
  • That you're not even gonna have to fight.
  • 00:14:27.196 --> 00:14:30.900
  • Gonna have to fight. i want you to get in position.
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  • I want you to get in position. not so that you can fight,
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  • Not so that you can fight, not so that you can struggle,
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  • Not so that you can struggle, but so that you can see
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  • But so that you can see the deliverance that the lord
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  • The deliverance that the lord will bring about
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  • Will bring about to israel this day.
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  • To israel this day. god is fighting for judah.
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  • God is fighting for judah. god is fighting
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  • God is fighting for worshipers.
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  • For worshipers. god is fighting for praisers.
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  • God is fighting for praisers. god is fighting for his people.
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  • God is fighting for his people. god is fighting for you.
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  • God is fighting for you. you're his friend.
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  • You're his friend. you get his help.
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  • You get his help. you get his strength.
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  • You get his strength. you get his miracles.
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  • You get his miracles. you get his wisdom.
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  • You get his wisdom. you get his provision,
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  • You get his provision, you'll get his angels.
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  • You'll get his angels. if you worship
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  • If you worship you wage the war of worship.
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  • You wage the war of worship. it's too big for me.
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  • It's too big for me. what do you do when
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  • What do you do when the battle chooses you?
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  • The battle chooses you? you worship your way through it.
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  • You worship your way through it. now that sounds good,
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  • Now that sounds good, but it feels stupid.
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  • But it feels stupid. because here they come.
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  • Because here they come. ammonites, moabites, edomites.
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  • Ammonites, moabites, edomites. they were all big
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  • They were all big in their own right,
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  • In their own right, and they're all
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  • And they're all fighting together.
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  • Fighting together. and so how are you going
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  • And so how are you going to fight them?
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  • To fight them? what are we going to do,
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  • What are we going to do, jehoshaphat?
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  • Jehoshaphat? what are we going to do
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  • What are we going to do about this situation?
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  • About this situation? what are we going to do about?
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  • What are we going to do about? the prophet said, "you,"
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  • The prophet said, "you," 2 chronicles 20:17,
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  • 2 chronicles 20:17, "will not have to
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  • "will not have to fight this battle.
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  • Fight this battle. but you're going to
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  • But you're going to experience the victory."
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  • Experience the victory." not by fighting,
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  • Not by fighting, but by focusing.
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  • But by focusing. if they would have fought,
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  • If they would have fought, they would have lost,
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  • They would have lost, but because they focused on
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  • But because they focused on the goodness of god,
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  • The goodness of god, you know what they did?
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  • You know what they did? i love this scripture.
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  • I love this scripture. i -- i think this scripture
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  • I -- i think this scripture is a beautiful illustration
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  • Is a beautiful illustration and picture of the weapons
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  • And picture of the weapons of our warfare that pull down
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  • Of our warfare that pull down strongholds in our life.
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  • Strongholds in our life. it says that, "jehoshaphat,"
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  • It says that, "jehoshaphat," 2 chronicles 20:18,
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  • 2 chronicles 20:18, "bowed with his face
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  • "bowed with his face to the ground,
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  • To the ground, and all the people of judah
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  • And all the people of judah and jerusalem fell down
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  • And jerusalem fell down in worship before the lord.
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  • In worship before the lord. then some levites,"
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  • Then some levites," -- that's the priests.
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  • -- that's the priests. "some levites,"
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  • "some levites," -- the one who administer
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  • -- the one who administer the levitical law,
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  • The levitical law, the the priestly law,
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  • The the priestly law, "from the kohathites
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  • "from the kohathites and korahites stood up
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  • And korahites stood up and praised the lord,
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  • And praised the lord, the god of israel
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  • The god of israel with a very loud voice."
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  • With a very loud voice." [cheering and applause]
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  • [cheering and applause] why?
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  • Why? why?
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  • Why? "because early in the morning,
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  • "because early in the morning, they left for
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  • They left for the desert of tekoa.
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  • The desert of tekoa. and as they set out,
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  • And as they set out, jehoshaphat stood and said,
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  • Jehoshaphat stood and said, 'listen to me, judah, '"
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  • 'listen to me, judah, '" judah means praise,
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  • Judah means praise, "'and people of jerusalem!
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  • "'and people of jerusalem! have faith in the lord your god
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  • Have faith in the lord your god and you will be upheld.'"
  • 00:17:40.089 --> 00:17:42.524
  • And you will be upheld.'" it's fight or flight time.
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  • It's fight or flight time. it's fight or flight.
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  • It's fight or flight. but when you can't win the fight
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  • But when you can't win the fight and you can't run from it,
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  • And you can't run from it, watch this.
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  • Watch this. this is amazing.
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  • This is amazing. they didn't have to fight it,
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  • They didn't have to fight it, but they did have to face it.
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  • But they did have to face it. and god wants to give you
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  • And god wants to give you the faith to face it,
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  • The faith to face it, and to trust him to fight it.
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  • And to trust him to fight it. do you have the faith
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  • Do you have the faith not to fight it in your flesh,
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  • Not to fight it in your flesh, but to deal with it
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  • But to deal with it in your spirit?
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  • In your spirit? jesus told peter,
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  • Jesus told peter, "put your sword away."
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  • "put your sword away." sometimes it takes
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  • Sometimes it takes more faith not to fight.
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  • More faith not to fight. sometimes it takes more faith
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  • Sometimes it takes more faith just to go to the cross
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  • Just to go to the cross and get over your pride
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  • And get over your pride and get over yourself
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  • And get over yourself and let him fight your battles.
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  • And let him fight your battles. but what they did next
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  • But what they did next is remarkable.
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  • Is remarkable. especially considering
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  • Especially considering the enemies were standing
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  • The enemies were standing right in their face.
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  • Right in their face. the scripture says,
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  • The scripture says, "after consulting the people,
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  • "after consulting the people, jehoshaphat appointed men
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  • Jehoshaphat appointed men to sing to the lord."
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  • To sing to the lord." singing is a strange strategy
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  • Singing is a strange strategy to fight three nations
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  • To fight three nations all at once.
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  • All at once. but sometimes the battle
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  • But sometimes the battle is so big, that you know,
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  • Is so big, that you know, i can't fight this on my own.
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  • I can't fight this on my own. i always thought that this
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  • I always thought that this scripture meant that
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  • Scripture meant that when you're in trouble,
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  • When you're in trouble, you should sing.
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  • You should sing. but some people
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  • But some people can't carry a tune
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  • Can't carry a tune and they don't like music.
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  • And they don't like music. now, i realize
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  • Now, i realize that the passage
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  • That the passage isn't about music.
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  • Isn't about music. it's about focus.
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  • It's about focus. and i want you to
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  • And i want you to look past your enemy.
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  • Look past your enemy. and i want you to sing.
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  • And i want you to sing. it says that,
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  • It says that, "jehoshaphat appointed men
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  • "jehoshaphat appointed men to sing to the lord
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  • To sing to the lord and to praise him
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  • And to praise him for the splendor
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  • For the splendor of his holiness."
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  • Of his holiness." let's focus on him.
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  • Let's focus on him. let's focus on
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  • Let's focus on what's right about god,
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  • What's right about god, rather than what's wrong
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  • Rather than what's wrong with our life.
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  • With our life. and if you will focus on that,
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  • And if you will focus on that, if you will focus on that,
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  • If you will focus on that, if you will look past
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  • If you will look past what's standing in front of you
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  • What's standing in front of you that's bigger than you,
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  • That's bigger than you, and look to the god
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  • And look to the god who is bigger than it
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  • Who is bigger than it and praise him for the splendor
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  • And praise him for the splendor of his holiness.
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  • Of his holiness. "as they went out
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  • "as they went out at the head of the army saying,
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  • At the head of the army saying, 'give thanks to the lord,
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  • 'give thanks to the lord, for his love endures forever.
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  • For his love endures forever. give thanks to the lord.'"
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  • Give thanks to the lord.'" i wonder, are there any praisers
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  • I wonder, are there any praisers from the tribe of judah,
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  • From the tribe of judah, who are willing to use gratitude
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  • Who are willing to use gratitude as a strategy for the battle
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  • As a strategy for the battle that i'm in and magnify the lord
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  • That i'm in and magnify the lord in the middle of the battle.
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  • "and as they began
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  • "and as they began to sing in praise,
  • 00:20:30.359 --> 00:20:31.860
  • To sing in praise, the lord set ambushes
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  • The lord set ambushes against their enemies,
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  • Against their enemies, and they were defeated by
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  • And they were defeated by the angel armies of god."
  • 00:20:38.533 --> 00:20:40.602
  • The angel armies of god." god is going to fight
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  • God is going to fight what you can see,
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  • What you can see, by sending what you can't see.
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  • By sending what you can't see. i declare an ambush
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  • I declare an ambush against insecurity,
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  • Against insecurity, an ambush against addiction,
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  • An ambush against addiction, an ambush against oppression,
  • 00:20:50.279 --> 00:20:52.047
  • An ambush against oppression, an ambush against the darkness
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  • An ambush against the darkness in your life.
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  • And watch this
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  • And watch this and i'm a pray for you.
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  • And i'm a pray for you. "the men of ammon and moab
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  • "the men of ammon and moab rose up against the men
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  • Rose up against the men of mount seir,"
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  • Of mount seir," that's the enemies,
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  • That's the enemies, "to destroy
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  • "to destroy and annihilate them."
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  • And annihilate them." the enemy started
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  • The enemy started eliminating the enemy.
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  • Eliminating the enemy. that's what happens when
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  • That's what happens when you let god fight your battles.
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  • You let god fight your battles. he's gonna use everything
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  • He's gonna use everything that came against you.
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  • That came against you. he's gonna use everything
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  • He's gonna use everything that the enemy meant for evil.
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  • That the enemy meant for evil. he's gonna use a cross
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  • He's gonna use a cross to create a space
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  • To create a space for a resurrection.
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  • For a resurrection. for the glory of the lord
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  • For the glory of the lord is in this place.
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  • Is in this place. give him a shout of praise.
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  • >> we're so thankful that
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  • >> we're so thankful that you joined us today.
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  • You joined us today. one of my favorite things
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  • One of my favorite things about these sermons is how i
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  • About these sermons is how i can take the word
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  • 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, and really
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  • And then walk away, and really not do anything with it,
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  • Not do 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, and you see changes
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  • >> yeah, and you see changes in your life when you accept
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  • In your life 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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  • 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, and a few
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  • You just heard, and a few other messages that'll
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  • Other messages that'll take you deeper,
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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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  • Out 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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  • We couldn't do it without you. oh, one more thing
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  • Oh, one more thing before you go.
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  • >> it's wise to choose
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  • >> it's wise to choose your battles when you can,
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  • Your battles when you can, but what do you do
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  • But what do you do when your battle chooses you?
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  • When your battle chooses you? this is what
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  • This is what the lord says to you,
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  • The lord says to you, “don't be afraid,
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  • “don't be afraid, don't be discouraged,
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  • Don't be discouraged, don't back down;
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  • Don't back down; if you fight it,
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  • If you fight it, you're gonna lose it.”
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  • You're gonna lose it.” you can't fight it;
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  • You can't fight it; give it back.
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  • Give it back. you can't figure it out;
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  • You can't figure it out; give it back.
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  • Give it back. how d'you give it back?
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  • How d'you give it back? that's a focus.
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  • That's a focus. that's looking beyond
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  • That's looking beyond what's coming against you,
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  • What's coming against you, and looking toward
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  • And looking toward what is within you,
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  • What is within you, to know that greater is he
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  • To know that greater is he that is in me,
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  • That is in me, than he that is in the world,
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  • Than he that is in the world, and god wants his battle back.
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  • And god wants his battle back. i want you to get in position;
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  • I want you to get in position; not so that you can fight,
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  • Not so that you can fight, not so that you can struggle,
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  • Not so that you can struggle, but so that you can see
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  • But so that you can see the deliverance.
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  • The deliverance. god is fighting for worshippers,
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  • God is fighting for worshippers, god is fighting for praisers,
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  • God is fighting for praisers, god is fighting for his people;
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  • God is fighting for his people; god is fighting for you,
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  • God is fighting for you, because somebody
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  • Because somebody has been wondering,
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  • Has been wondering, “is god using me?
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  • “is god using me? is this even worth it?”,
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  • Is this even worth it?”, but there's something
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  • But there's something about that,
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  • About that, that should let you know
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  • That should let you know that if the devil showed up
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  • That if the devil showed up in the first place,
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  • In the first place, there must be
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  • There must be something important.
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  • Something important. you're his friend;
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  • You're his friend; you get his help,
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  • You get his help, you get his strength,
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  • You get his strength, you get his miracles,
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  • You get his miracles, you get his wisdom,
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  • You get his wisdom, you get his provision,
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  • You get his provision, you get his angels.
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  • You get his angels. what d'you do
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  • What d'you do when the battle chooses you?
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  • When the battle chooses you? you worship your way through it.
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  • >> we all face
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  • Battles in situations
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  • That feel like
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  • They're too much to manage.
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  • Get your copy, today, of
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  • “when the battle chooses you”,
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  • And give your battle
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  • Back to god.
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  • >> you didn't just
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  • >> you didn't just buy a ticket,
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  • 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. some of you bought somebody
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  • Some of you bought somebody else a ticket tonight
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  • Else a ticket tonight and it's gonna change
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  • And it's gonna change their life to know
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  • Their life to know that god loves them
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  • That god loves them and has not forsaken them,
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  • And 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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  • ♪ roar ♪
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  • ♪ hail, hail lion of judah ♪
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  • ♪ let the lion roar ♪
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  • ♪ hail, hail lion of judah ♪
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  • ♪ let the lion roar ♪
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  • ♪ ♪
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  • ♪ ♪
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  • >> e-fam is our online family
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  • At elevation church.
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  • It doesn't matter
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  • Where you call home,
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  • Becoming a part of our e-fam
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  • Is as simple as joining us
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  • Online each week.
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  • Each weekend we broadcast
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  • Our worship experiences
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  • To thousands of people
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  • Around the world.
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  • It's so simple for you
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  • To join the huge move of god
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  • That is happening
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  • Through our e-fam,
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  • When you participate,
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  • Awesome worship music,
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  • Preaching, and community
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  • With people tuning in,
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  • Just like yourself.
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  • You can have a deeper connection
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  • By joining an e-group
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  • And an e-team,
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  • Giving online and connecting
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  • With other e-fam near you
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  • Through watch parties.
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  • Wherever you find
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  • Yourself in life,
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  • We wanna be a place
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  • You can depend on
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  • For receiving inspiration
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  • And encouragement and support.
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  • Grow your faith,
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  • No matter where you are.
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  • ♪ ♪
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  • ♪ prepare the way ♪
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  • ♪ of the lord ♪
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  • ♪ prepare the way ♪
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  • ♪ of the lord ♪
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  • ♪ be raised up ♪
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  • ♪ oh mountain ♪
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  • ♪ be made low ♪
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  • ♪ oh valley ♪
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  • ♪ be raised up ♪
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  • ♪ oh mountain ♪
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  • ♪ be made low ♪
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  • ♪ oh valley ♪
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  • ♪ be raised up ♪
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  • ♪ oh mountain ♪
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  • ♪ be made low ♪
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  • ♪ oh valley ♪
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  • ♪ be raised up ♪
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  • ♪ oh mountain ♪
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  • ♪ be made low ♪
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  • ♪ oh valley ♪
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  • ♪ be raised up ♪
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  • ♪ oh mountain ♪
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  • ♪ be made low ♪
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  • [applause]
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