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It Had To Happen Part 2

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November 27, 2020
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Elevation with Steven Furtick focuses on the strength of God in our everyday struggles.

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It Had To Happen Part 2

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  • - ANNOUNCER: If you're looking
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  • to grow your faith
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  • and hear Biblical teaching
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  • to encourage and inspire you,
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  • this is a great place to start,
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  • but this is more than
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  • just a TV episode,
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  • it's an opportunity
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  • to connect with a growing
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  • community of believers,
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  • all over the world.
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  • It's as simple as joining us
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  • online each week
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  • for the live broadcast
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  • of our worship experiences,
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  • where you'll get to worship,
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  • hear incredible preaching,
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  • and get to participate
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  • in the community
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  • of people tuning in,
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  • just like yourself.
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  • Join us online this weekend
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  • - The Bible says that those
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  • - The Bible says that thoseislanders were so kind
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  • islanders were so kindto the prisoners,
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  • to the prisoners,276 of them in all,
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  • 276 of them in all,that they built them a fire.
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  • that they built them a fire.And Paul was such a good dude
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  • And Paul was such a good dudethat he decided to help.
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  • that he decided to help.So, they're building a fire,
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  • So, they're building a fire,and Paul doesn't want to stand
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  • and Paul doesn't want to standover there like me
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  • over there like meat a Love Week event,
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  • at a Love Week event,looking like some lazy preacher
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  • looking like some lazy preacherwho doesn't know how
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  • who doesn't know howto do anything.
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  • to do anything.And Paul grabs a piece of wood.
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  • in verse 3.
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  • in verse 3."He gathered a pile of brush
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  • "He gathered a pile of brushwood, and as he put it
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  • wood, and as he put iton the fire, trying to help,
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  • on the fire, trying to help,a snake came out."
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  • a snake came out."So, let's go back to everything
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  • So, let's go back to everythingthat's happened to Paul.
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  • that's happened to Paul.He's imprisoned
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  • He's imprisonedfor preaching the Gospel.
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  • for preaching the Gospel.He's shipwrecked,
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  • He's shipwrecked,because the sailors are too
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  • because the sailors are toostupid to follow his advice.
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  • We're talking about Malta!
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  • We're talking about Malta!Stuck and stranded,
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  • Stuck and stranded,shivering and cold, uncertain
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  • shivering and cold, uncertainin an unfamiliar place.
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  • in an unfamiliar place.And just as he thinks he's made
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  • And just as he thinks he's madeit to safety,
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  • it to safety,he gets struck by a snake!
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  • he gets struck by a snake!This is almost comical!
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  • This is almost comical!Unless you've been there --
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  • Unless you've been there --just when you thought
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  • just when you thoughtthe fight was going to be over,
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  • the fight was going to be over,here comes something else!
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  • here comes something else!Have you ever?
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  • Have you ever?And the snake pops up,
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  • And the snake pops up,out of the fire that Paul
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  • out of the fire that Paulwas simply trying to help
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  • was simply trying to helpthem build,
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  • them build,on an island called Malta,
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  • to go, and the Bible says
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  • to go, and the Bible saysit fastened itself to his hand!
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  • it fastened itself to his hand!So, this is not
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  • So, this is notsome quick little --
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  • some quick little --this snake bit down on Paul!
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  • because you've got
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  • because you've gotto be careful about people.
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  • to be careful about people.Let me tell you, you've got
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  • Let me tell you, you've gotto be careful about people,
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  • to be careful about people,because when that happened,
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  • because when that happened,people will always assign
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  • people will always assigna reason to why you're going
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  • a reason to why you're goingthrough what you're
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  • through what you'regoing through.
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  • going through.Well, if I were her husband,
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  • Well, if I were her husband,I would have left her.
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  • I would have left her.People will say stuff
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  • People will say stufflike that, not to you.
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  • like that, not to you.They never say it to you,
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  • They never say it to you,they just think it about you.
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  • they just think it about you.They think that the reason
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  • They think that the reasonbad things happen to you
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  • bad things happen to youis because of something
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  • is because of somethingthat you did.
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  • that you did.Well, the islanders are watching
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  • Well, the islanders are watchingthis guy, who's got a snake
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  • this guy, who's got a snakeon his hand,
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  • on his hand,who just came crawling out
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  • who just came crawling outof the sea with some seaweed
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  • of the sea with some seaweedaround his ears, and he claims
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  • around his ears, and he claimsto be a preacher,
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  • to be a preacher,and he claims to be a servant
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  • and he claims to be a servantof God.
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  • of God.And so, if you're
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  • And so, if you'rea servant of God,
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  • a servant of God,why isn't God protecting you?
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  • why isn't God protecting you?Has the devil tried to convince
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  • Has the devil tried to convinceyou lately that if you really
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  • you lately that if you reallyhad a God, you wouldn't be
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  • had a God, you wouldn't begoing through what you're
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  • going through what you'regoing through?
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  • They stood back and said,
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  • They stood back and said,this dude.
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  • this dude.When they saw the snake
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  • When they saw the snakehanging from his hand,
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  • hanging from his hand,which means it was there
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  • which means it was therefor a minute.
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  • for a minute.When they saw the snake
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  • When they saw the snakehanging from his hand,
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  • hanging from his hand,they drew their own conclusions.
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  • they drew their own conclusions.He must have
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  • He must havedone something wrong.
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  • done something wrong.He must be a murderer.
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  • He must be a murderer.He must be out
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  • He must be outof the will of God.
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  • of the will of God."For though he escaped the sea,
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  • "For though he escaped the sea,the goddess Justice has not
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  • the goddess Justice has notallowed him to live."
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  • because Paul preaches
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  • because Paul preachesone of the most powerful sermons
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  • one of the most powerful sermonsin the New Testament.
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  • in the New Testament.Watch this.
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  • Watch this.When Paul saw them all looking,
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  • When Paul saw them all looking,he knew he had a captive
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  • says that when Paul
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  • says that when Paulsaw them looking, he said --
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  • saw them looking, he said --and this may not
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  • and this may notbe in your Bible.
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  • be in your Bible.I'm reading from the TSV,
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  • I'm reading from the TSV,the Taylor Swift Version.
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  • play, play, play, play.
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  • play, play, play, play.Come on, y'all.
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  • Come on, y'all.Go back to 2014
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  • Go back to 2014with me for a minute.
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  • with me for a minute.And haters gonna hate,
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  • And haters gonna hate,hate, hate, hate, hate.
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  • hate, hate, hate, hate.Five times, that's a quintuplet
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  • Five times, that's a quintupletin the New Testament.
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  • in the New Testament.Heartbreakers gonna break,
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  • Heartbreakers gonna break,break -- we get the point,
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  • break -- we get the point,Pastor.
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  • Pastor.You don't have to quote
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  • You don't have to quotethe whole chorus and the verse.
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  • the whole chorus and the verse.Paul's response --
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  • Paul's response --that's the word, response.
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  • that's the word, response.Watch this.
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  • Watch this.He didn't say a word.
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  • He didn't say a word.He didn't try to convince them
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  • He didn't try to convince themthat God was with him.
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  • that God was with him.He didn't feel sorry
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  • He didn't feel sorryfor himself.
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  • for himself.He didn't go on Facebook
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  • He didn't go on Facebookand write a response post.
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  • and write a response post.Watch what he did.
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  • Watch what he did.He did what you've got to learn
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  • He did what you've got to learnhow to do when you make it
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  • how to do when you make itthrough the storm and all hell
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  • through the storm and all hellbreaks loose on the shore!
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  • breaks loose on the shore!Come on, when they talk
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  • Come on, when they talkabout you, when it looks
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  • about you, when it lookslike this is the end,
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  • like this is the end,when you've been through it
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  • The Bible said Paul
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  • The Bible said Paulshook it off!
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  • shook it off!Touch seven people and say,
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  • Touch seven people and say,shake it off!
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  • Shake if off right now,
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  • Shake if off right now,before it gets in your system!
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  • before it gets in your system!Shake it off right now,
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  • Shake it off right now,before it kills you!
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  • before it kills you!Shake it off right now,
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  • Shake it off right now,while they're standing
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  • You got to do it right now.
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  • You got to do it right now.Right now,
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  • Right now,you got to shake it off.
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  • you got to shake it off.You don't take a vote
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  • You don't take a votefrom the island committee to see
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  • from the island committee to seewhether or not
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  • whether or notthey think God is with you.
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  • they think God is with you.No.
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  • No.Paul's saying
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  • Paul's sayingI got a revelation.
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  • I got a revelation.God already told me I'm going
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  • God already told me I'm goingto Rome so I can't die
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  • to Rome so I can't dieon this island.
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  • on this island.I already know he'll never
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  • I already know he'll neverleave me or forsake me.
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  • leave me or forsake me.I already know
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  • I already knowI'm more than a conqueror.
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  • I'm more than a conqueror.I already know.
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  • I can't die on Malta.
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  • I can't die on Malta.And when the snake fell off
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  • And when the snake fell offof Paul's hand
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  • of Paul's handand died in the fire,
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  • and died in the fire,it wasn't a surprise to him.
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  • it wasn't a surprise to him.He knew it had to happen.
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  • He knew it had to happen.It had to happened.
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  • It had to happened.Somebody say,
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  • Somebody say,"It had to happen".
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  • "It had to happen".I had to survive.
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  • I had to survive.I had to make it.
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  • I had to make it.I had to get through it.
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  • I had to get through it.God had to prove his power.
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  • God had to prove his power.I feel your presence, Lord.
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  • I feel your presence, Lord.For everybody who's been
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  • For everybody who's beenwondering why you've been
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  • wondering why you've beenstuck on the "why land" --
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  • stuck on the "why land" --you know what I'm saying?
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  • you know what I'm saying?You've been so busy trying
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  • You've been so busy tryingto figure out a reason
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  • to figure out a reasonand God is trying
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  • and God is tryingto give you a revelation.
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  • to give you a revelation.Not just you but everybody
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  • Not just you but everybodywatching you.
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  • watching you.God wants everybody
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  • God wants everybodyto see you shake it off.
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  • to see you shake it off.God wants everybody around you
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  • God wants everybody around youto see you trust Him
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  • to see you trust Himthough he slay you.
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  • though he slay you.And that's why the snake
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  • And that's why the snakehad to bite him because faith
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  • had to bite him because faithdoesn't prevent me
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  • doesn't prevent mefrom getting bit.
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  • from getting bit.Faith doesn't prevent
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  • Faith doesn't preventme from washing up
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  • me from washing upon the shore.
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  • on the shore.What I love about it is that
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  • What I love about it is thatafter Paul shook the snake off,
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  • after Paul shook the snake off,the people stood back
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  • the people stood backand watched to see what
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  • and watched to see whatwas going to happen next.
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  • was going to happen next.Because that's what they do.
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  • Because that's what they do.They don't bring you
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  • They don't bring youan ice pack or an aspirin.
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  • an ice pack or an aspirin.Talk to me.
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  • Talk to me.They will stand there
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  • They will stand thereand watch you.
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  • and watch you.And Bible says, "that they
  • 00:08:04.469 --> 00:08:05.303
  • And Bible says, "that theywere shocked" because they
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  • were shocked" because theyexpected him to swell up.
  • 00:08:06.671 --> 00:08:07.973
  • expected him to swell up.You know, you got some people
  • 00:08:07.973 --> 00:08:08.773
  • You know, you got some peoplethat are surprised
  • 00:08:08.773 --> 00:08:10.408
  • that are surprisedthat you made it and surprised
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  • that you made it and surprisedyou're still happy.
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  • you're still happy.You know they thought when
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  • You know they thought whenthey broke your heart you
  • 00:08:14.412 --> 00:08:15.347
  • they broke your heart youwere going to quit
  • 00:08:15.347 --> 00:08:16.681
  • were going to quitbut look at you in church,
  • 00:08:16.681 --> 00:08:18.049
  • but look at you in church,worshipping God,
  • 00:08:18.049 --> 00:08:24.923
  • worshipping God,serving God, believing God.
  • 00:08:24.923 --> 00:08:26.925
  • serving God, believing God.Look at you.
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  • Look at you.Look at you.
  • 00:08:32.898 --> 00:08:35.534
  • Look at you.So they're, like, oh,
  • 00:08:35.534 --> 00:08:38.136
  • So they're, like, oh,let's see what happens next.
  • 00:08:38.136 --> 00:08:38.670
  • let's see what happens next.Touch somebody and say,
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  • So the waited a long time
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  • So the waited a long timeand, then when the saw that
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  • and, then when the saw thathe didn't swell up or turn
  • 00:08:48.013 --> 00:08:53.518
  • he didn't swell up or turninto a walker,
  • 00:08:53.518 --> 00:08:54.786
  • into a walker,they changed their minds.
  • 00:08:54.786 --> 00:08:55.754
  • they changed their minds.This is why you cannot put
  • 00:08:55.754 --> 00:08:58.623
  • This is why you cannot putyour confidence in people.
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  • your confidence in people."They changed their minds
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  • "They changed their mindsand said, 'He's a god'".
  • 00:09:02.894 --> 00:09:04.963
  • now he's a God.
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  • now he's a God.One-minute Hosanna, the next
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  • One-minute Hosanna, the nextminute crucify him.
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  • minute crucify him.That's why your response
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  • That's why your responsecannot be to people.
  • 00:09:19.244 --> 00:09:21.813
  • cannot be to people.Even when I preach, I love you
  • 00:09:21.813 --> 00:09:23.782
  • Even when I preach, I love youbut I can't preach for you.
  • 00:09:23.782 --> 00:09:24.716
  • but I can't preach for you.I can preach to you
  • 00:09:24.716 --> 00:09:26.384
  • I can preach to youbut I can't preach for you
  • 00:09:26.384 --> 00:09:27.385
  • but I can't preach for youbecause the things that I say
  • 00:09:27.385 --> 00:09:28.253
  • because the things that I saythat you need to hear make you
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  • that you need to hear make youcross your arms
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  • cross your armsand get an attitude.
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  • and get an attitude.Well, sit back and take it,
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  • Well, sit back and take it,honey, because if God sent it,
  • 00:09:32.891 --> 00:09:43.668
  • honey, because if God sent it,I'm going to say it.
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  • I'm going to say it.Alright.
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  • Alright.Now, watch this.
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  • Now, watch this.Let me show you one more thing.
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  • Let me show you one more thing.So he shakes off the snake.
  • 00:09:48.006 --> 00:09:48.807
  • So he shakes off the snake.They think he's going to die.
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  • They think he's going to die.He doesn't die.
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  • He doesn't die.And a cool place to end a sermon
  • 00:09:53.945 --> 00:09:55.914
  • And a cool place to end a sermonI think but I want to give you
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  • I think but I want to give yousomething that will maybe
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  • something that will maybehelp you.
  • 00:10:00.485 --> 00:10:01.353
  • help you.Let me just see from a show
  • 00:10:01.353 --> 00:10:03.655
  • Let me just see from a showof hands, is there anybody
  • 00:10:03.655 --> 00:10:04.889
  • of hands, is there anybodyin here who has found yourself
  • 00:10:04.889 --> 00:10:06.091
  • in here who has found yourselfin Malta recently?
  • 00:10:06.091 --> 00:10:07.258
  • in Malta recently?It could be a season.
  • 00:10:07.258 --> 00:10:07.892
  • It could be a season.It could be --
  • 00:10:07.892 --> 00:10:08.893
  • It could be --Malta represents, yeah,
  • 00:10:08.893 --> 00:10:09.761
  • Malta represents, yeah,that stuck place.
  • 00:10:09.761 --> 00:10:10.528
  • that stuck place.I think these are the kinds
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  • I think these are the kindsof question, generic questions,
  • 00:10:11.696 --> 00:10:12.797
  • of question, generic questions,that people ask because we know
  • 00:10:12.797 --> 00:10:13.531
  • that people ask because we knowthat it's guaranteed
  • 00:10:13.531 --> 00:10:15.567
  • that it's guaranteedto get 100% participation.
  • 00:10:15.567 --> 00:10:16.401
  • to get 100% participation.I mean, who doesn't feel stuck
  • 00:10:16.401 --> 00:10:19.738
  • I mean, who doesn't feel stuckfrom time to time?
  • 00:10:19.738 --> 00:10:20.438
  • from time to time?That's, kind of,
  • 00:10:20.438 --> 00:10:22.474
  • That's, kind of,the point, isn't it?
  • 00:10:22.474 --> 00:10:23.074
  • the point, isn't it?Is that we all
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  • Is that we allmust go through Malta.
  • 00:10:27.712 --> 00:10:28.613
  • must go through Malta.And Paul at this point
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  • And Paul at this pointin the story
  • 00:10:29.347 --> 00:10:31.650
  • in the storyhas a decision to make.
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  • has a decision to make.Misery or mission.
  • 00:10:34.786 --> 00:10:36.955
  • Misery or mission.Misery or mission
  • 00:10:36.955 --> 00:10:38.556
  • Misery or missionbecause we already read
  • 00:10:38.556 --> 00:10:40.058
  • because we already readthat it was rainy and cold.
  • 00:10:40.058 --> 00:10:40.859
  • that it was rainy and cold.We already read
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  • We already readthat it was unfamiliar.
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  • that it was unfamiliar.We already read
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  • And now, he has a decision
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  • And now, he has a decisionto make and so do you about
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  • to make and so do you aboutthis season of your life.
  • 00:10:51.536 --> 00:10:52.237
  • this season of your life.Paul didn't decide
  • 00:10:52.237 --> 00:10:54.472
  • Paul didn't decideto go to Malta but now he has
  • 00:10:54.472 --> 00:10:55.607
  • to go to Malta but now he hasto decide what to do
  • 00:10:55.607 --> 00:10:59.678
  • to decide what to dowhile he's there.
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  • while he's there.And he can sit and wait
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  • And he can sit and waitto get off this stupid island
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  • to get off this stupid islandor he can swim.
  • 00:11:10.021 --> 00:11:14.059
  • or he can swim.He can do on Malta
  • 00:11:14.059 --> 00:11:19.297
  • He can do on Maltawhat he did in Jerusalem.
  • 00:11:19.297 --> 00:11:20.065
  • what he did in Jerusalem.Alright.
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  • Alright.So Paul, they think he's
  • 00:11:22.200 --> 00:11:23.702
  • So Paul, they think he'sa God now, right?
  • 00:11:23.702 --> 00:11:25.470
  • a God now, right?So they're, like, hey,
  • 00:11:25.470 --> 00:11:27.072
  • So they're, like, hey,this guy's important.
  • 00:11:27.072 --> 00:11:27.939
  • this guy's important.And apparently the chief
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  • and he wants to have dinner with
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  • and he wants to have dinner withthis guy who can survive
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  • this guy who can survivea snake bite.
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  • a snake bite.So your opportunities in life
  • 00:11:39.517 --> 00:11:40.685
  • So your opportunities in lifewill be the byproduct of
  • 00:11:40.685 --> 00:11:44.422
  • will be the byproduct ofadversity that you go through.
  • 00:11:44.422 --> 00:11:46.991
  • adversity that you go through.And he gets invited to the home
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  • And he gets invited to the homeof the official on the island
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  • of the official on the islandbecause he was able to stand up
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  • because he was able to stand upunder the trial.
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  • under the trial.You keep praying
  • 00:11:51.563 --> 00:11:52.897
  • You keep prayingfor the opportunity but you
  • 00:11:52.897 --> 00:11:53.798
  • for the opportunity but youdon't want to stand up under
  • 00:11:53.798 --> 00:11:55.200
  • don't want to stand up underthe adversity.
  • 00:11:55.200 --> 00:11:55.867
  • the adversity.Touch somebody and say,
  • 00:11:55.867 --> 00:11:57.802
  • Touch somebody and say,"It had to happen".
  • 00:11:57.802 --> 00:11:59.304
  • "It had to happen".I had to go through something.
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  • I had to go through something.I had to prove perseverance.
  • 00:12:01.372 --> 00:12:02.373
  • I had to prove perseverance.That's the only way my faith
  • 00:12:02.373 --> 00:12:03.274
  • That's the only way my faithcould grow to enable
  • 00:12:03.274 --> 00:12:06.111
  • could grow to enablethe opportunity.
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  • Look at this in verse 7,
  • 00:12:08.446 --> 00:12:10.415
  • Look at this in verse 7,"There was an estate nearby
  • 00:12:10.415 --> 00:12:13.351
  • "There was an estate nearbythat belonged to Publius",
  • 00:12:13.351 --> 00:12:15.420
  • that belonged to Publius",which is, incidentally,
  • 00:12:15.420 --> 00:12:16.855
  • which is, incidentally,a baby name that is available
  • 00:12:16.855 --> 00:12:17.856
  • a baby name that is availableto any of you who are looking
  • 00:12:17.856 --> 00:12:19.224
  • to any of you who are lookingfor something to name your child
  • 00:12:19.224 --> 00:12:23.361
  • for something to name your childthat will get them beat up.
  • 00:12:23.361 --> 00:12:24.395
  • that will get them beat up.This guy is important
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  • This guy is importantand he wants to see the guy who
  • 00:12:25.697 --> 00:12:28.066
  • and he wants to see the guy whowas able to stand up after
  • 00:12:28.066 --> 00:12:29.667
  • was able to stand up afterthe snake bite
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  • the snake biteand survived the ship wreck.
  • 00:12:31.903 --> 00:12:32.604
  • and survived the ship wreck."And he welcomed
  • 00:12:32.604 --> 00:12:34.906
  • "And he welcomedall of them into the home
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  • all of them into the homeand showed generous hospitality
  • 00:12:36.441 --> 00:12:37.275
  • and showed generous hospitalityfor three days."
  • 00:12:37.275 --> 00:12:38.376
  • for three days."And I'm imagining Paul's
  • 00:12:38.376 --> 00:12:40.445
  • "But at some point,
  • 00:12:41.412 --> 00:12:43.348
  • "But at some point,during Paul's stay he learns
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  • during Paul's stay he learnsthat Publius has a problem".
  • 00:12:45.016 --> 00:12:45.683
  • that Publius has a problem".Touch somebody and say,
  • 00:12:45.683 --> 00:12:48.586
  • Touch somebody and say,"Publius has a problem".
  • 00:12:48.586 --> 00:12:50.221
  • "Publius has a problem".And Publius' problem is about
  • 00:12:50.221 --> 00:12:54.526
  • because Publius' father
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  • because Publius' fatherwas sick in bed
  • 00:12:57.662 --> 00:13:01.266
  • was sick in bedwith the Malta fever
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  • with the Malta feverand it's bad.
  • 00:13:03.401 --> 00:13:04.536
  • and it's bad.He's got temperatures
  • 00:13:04.536 --> 00:13:07.906
  • He's got temperaturesand dysentery and Paul,
  • 00:13:07.906 --> 00:13:09.908
  • and dysentery and Paul,when he heard about it,
  • 00:13:09.908 --> 00:13:11.943
  • when he heard about it,went in to see him.
  • 00:13:11.943 --> 00:13:13.444
  • went in to see him.Now, the way I picture it
  • 00:13:13.444 --> 00:13:14.879
  • Now, the way I picture itand maybe I'm using too much
  • 00:13:14.879 --> 00:13:17.415
  • that they're sitting down
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  • that they're sitting downto a meal and Paul sees
  • 00:13:20.385 --> 00:13:22.387
  • to a meal and Paul seessomebody wheeled into the room
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  • somebody wheeled into the roomand says, "Who is that?"
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  • and says, "Who is that?"and Publius says, "It's my dad",
  • 00:13:26.057 --> 00:13:26.758
  • and Publius says, "It's my dad",and Paul says,
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  • and Paul says,"What's wrong with him?"
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  • "What's wrong with him?"And Publius says,
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  • And Publius says,"He's sick and there's nothing
  • 00:13:31.262 --> 00:13:32.931
  • "He's sick and there's nothingwe can do about it".
  • 00:13:32.931 --> 00:13:34.399
  • we can do about it".I imagine about right here
  • 00:13:34.399 --> 00:13:36.668
  • I imagine about right hereis where Paul started smiling
  • 00:13:36.668 --> 00:13:37.602
  • is where Paul started smilingwhich seems, kind of,
  • 00:13:37.602 --> 00:13:38.970
  • which seems, kind of,weird but maybe
  • 00:13:38.970 --> 00:13:40.171
  • weird but maybethis is the moment that Paul
  • 00:13:40.171 --> 00:13:43.474
  • this is the moment that Paulrealizes there was a reason
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  • realizes there was a reasonI went through the storm.
  • 00:13:45.543 --> 00:13:46.578
  • I went through the storm.There was a reason
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  • There was a reasonthe hurricane hit.
  • 00:13:47.779 --> 00:13:49.480
  • the hurricane hit.There was a reason the ship
  • 00:13:49.480 --> 00:13:51.115
  • There was a reason the shiphad to break apart.
  • 00:13:51.115 --> 00:13:52.250
  • had to break apart.There's a reason
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  • There's a reasonwe had to run aground on Malta.
  • 00:13:55.320 --> 00:13:58.923
  • we had to run aground on Malta.Paul said, "Can I see him?
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  • And the Bible says
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  • And the Bible saysthat when Paul went into to see
  • 00:14:05.797 --> 00:14:07.832
  • that when Paul went into to seehim he prayed for him.
  • 00:14:07.832 --> 00:14:09.601
  • him he prayed for him.And watch the next part.
  • 00:14:09.601 --> 00:14:11.269
  • And watch the next part.You're gonna love this.
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  • Can I use you for an example?
  • 00:14:15.540 --> 00:14:16.908
  • Can I use you for an example?Sit down.
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  • Sit down.Everybody sit down.
  • 00:14:21.713 --> 00:14:25.350
  • Everybody sit down.Paul went in and prayed
  • 00:14:25.350 --> 00:14:28.419
  • Paul went in and prayedfor him and after prayer --
  • 00:14:28.419 --> 00:14:28.987
  • for him and after prayer --somebody say,
  • 00:14:28.987 --> 00:14:30.822
  • somebody say,"It had to happen".
  • 00:14:30.822 --> 00:14:31.322
  • "It had to happen".Come on Missouri,
  • 00:14:31.322 --> 00:14:33.791
  • Come on Missouri,"It had to happen".
  • 00:14:33.791 --> 00:14:34.726
  • "It had to happen".You had to be here
  • 00:14:34.726 --> 00:14:35.660
  • You had to be hereat this sermon today.
  • 00:14:35.660 --> 00:14:36.361
  • at this sermon today.There is something God
  • 00:14:36.361 --> 00:14:37.595
  • There is something Godwanted to speak to you.
  • 00:14:37.595 --> 00:14:39.898
  • wanted to speak to you.You had to be here
  • 00:14:39.898 --> 00:14:42.200
  • You had to be herewith the ZZ Top beard, goatee,
  • 00:14:42.200 --> 00:14:43.735
  • with the ZZ Top beard, goatee,you had to be right there
  • 00:14:43.735 --> 00:14:50.541
  • you had to be right therein that section.
  • 00:14:50.541 --> 00:14:52.510
  • in that section.And Paul put his hand on
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  • And Paul put his hand onPublius' dad's head and when
  • 00:14:56.547 --> 00:15:00.418
  • Publius' dad's head and whenhe put his hand on his head
  • 00:15:00.418 --> 00:15:03.288
  • he put his hand on his headthe Bible says, "He was healed",
  • 00:15:03.288 --> 00:15:04.222
  • the Bible says, "He was healed",which is a miracle
  • 00:15:04.222 --> 00:15:06.891
  • which is a miracleall in its own.
  • 00:15:06.891 --> 00:15:07.725
  • all in its own.But what made it even more
  • 00:15:07.725 --> 00:15:10.962
  • But what made it even moreamazing to me was to realize
  • 00:15:10.962 --> 00:15:13.064
  • amazing to me was to realizethat the same hand
  • 00:15:13.064 --> 00:15:16.034
  • that the same handthat the healing came through
  • 00:15:16.034 --> 00:15:17.435
  • that the healing came throughwas the same hand that had
  • 00:15:17.435 --> 00:15:20.104
  • was the same hand that hada snake hanging from it just
  • 00:15:20.104 --> 00:15:23.274
  • a snake hanging from it justthree days ago.
  • 00:15:23.274 --> 00:15:24.175
  • three days ago.Oh, come on, you ought to start
  • 00:15:24.175 --> 00:15:26.277
  • Oh, come on, you ought to startpraising God right now.
  • 00:15:26.277 --> 00:15:28.413
  • praising God right now.What you went through that
  • 00:15:28.413 --> 00:15:37.822
  • What you went through thatdidn't kill you, that's it.
  • 00:15:37.822 --> 00:15:38.923
  • didn't kill you, that's it.So let me
  • 00:15:38.923 --> 00:15:40.058
  • So let mehave your chair, Sissy.
  • 00:15:40.058 --> 00:15:42.126
  • have your chair, Sissy.Paul says, "I can't keep
  • 00:15:42.126 --> 00:15:43.761
  • Paul says, "I can't keepthe snake from biting me",
  • 00:15:43.761 --> 00:15:44.629
  • the snake from biting me",touch somebody and say,
  • 00:15:44.629 --> 00:15:46.731
  • The other day Abby came up to me
  • 00:15:48.032 --> 00:15:49.233
  • The other day Abby came up to meand she said,
  • 00:15:49.233 --> 00:15:51.002
  • and she said,Elijah just bit me.
  • 00:15:51.002 --> 00:15:53.538
  • Elijah just bit me.I said, did you bite him back?
  • 00:15:53.538 --> 00:15:54.772
  • I said, did you bite him back?She said, no, sir.
  • 00:15:54.772 --> 00:15:56.908
  • She said, no, sir.I said, go upstairs and tell
  • 00:15:56.908 --> 00:15:59.077
  • I said, go upstairs and tellyour brother you can bite me
  • 00:15:59.077 --> 00:16:01.512
  • your brother you can bite meagain if you want to but daddy
  • 00:16:01.512 --> 00:16:04.115
  • again if you want to but daddysaid to tell you if you bite me
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  • said to tell you if you bite meI bite back.
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  • I bite back.Now, that might not
  • 00:16:06.417 --> 00:16:08.186
  • Now, that might notbe good parenting
  • 00:16:08.186 --> 00:16:09.887
  • be good parentingbut this is good preaching.
  • 00:16:09.887 --> 00:16:11.856
  • but this is good preaching.Somebody tell the Devil,
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  • Somebody tell the Devil,"I bite back".
  • 00:16:19.263 --> 00:16:27.438
  • "I bite back".I bite back.
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  • became the hand
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  • became the handthat the healing came from.
  • 00:16:33.544 --> 00:16:34.345
  • that the healing came from.What did you go through
  • 00:16:34.345 --> 00:16:35.346
  • What did you go throughthat you wish you wouldn't have
  • 00:16:35.346 --> 00:16:36.481
  • that you wish you wouldn't havegone thorough, that you never
  • 00:16:36.481 --> 00:16:37.682
  • gone thorough, that you nevershould have gone through?
  • 00:16:37.682 --> 00:16:38.916
  • should have gone through?I came to declare
  • 00:16:38.916 --> 00:16:39.984
  • I came to declareover your life,
  • 00:16:39.984 --> 00:16:42.453
  • over your life,it does not matter the reason.
  • 00:16:42.453 --> 00:16:44.722
  • it does not matter the reason.What matters is your response.
  • 00:16:44.722 --> 00:16:46.391
  • What matters is your response.You're on Malta now.
  • 00:16:46.391 --> 00:16:48.659
  • The Bible says, "After he laid
  • 00:16:50.395 --> 00:16:53.164
  • The Bible says, "After he laidhis hands on that man's head,
  • 00:16:53.164 --> 00:16:54.265
  • his hands on that man's head,word got around the
  • 00:16:54.265 --> 00:16:55.666
  • word got around thewhole island --",
  • 00:16:55.666 --> 00:16:57.001
  • whole island --",this guy's got something.
  • 00:16:57.001 --> 00:16:58.603
  • this guy's got something.This guy's got something.
  • 00:16:58.603 --> 00:17:00.238
  • This guy's got something.This guy knows somebody.
  • 00:17:00.238 --> 00:17:01.472
  • This guy knows somebody.When he put his hand
  • 00:17:01.472 --> 00:17:02.673
  • When he put his handon the father's head,
  • 00:17:02.673 --> 00:17:03.608
  • on the father's head,the Bible said,
  • 00:17:03.608 --> 00:17:05.443
  • the Bible said,"The whole island came,
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  • Publius had to turn his house
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  • Publius had to turn his houseinto a church building
  • 00:17:11.282 --> 00:17:12.483
  • into a church buildingand the whole island
  • 00:17:12.483 --> 00:17:13.684
  • and the whole islandgot healed".
  • 00:17:13.684 --> 00:17:16.788
  • got healed".It had to happen.
  • 00:17:16.788 --> 00:17:24.796
  • It had to happen.It had to happen.
  • 00:17:24.796 --> 00:17:31.135
  • It had to happen.The whole island got healed.
  • 00:17:31.135 --> 00:17:32.437
  • The whole island got healed.I'm sorry I messed up your hair
  • 00:17:32.437 --> 00:17:37.608
  • I'm sorry I messed up your hairbut it had to happen.
  • 00:17:37.608 --> 00:17:38.342
  • but it had to happen.I feel like I got something
  • 00:17:38.342 --> 00:17:39.110
  • I feel like I got somethingon me right now
  • 00:17:39.110 --> 00:17:44.615
  • on me right nowto tell somebody.
  • 00:17:44.615 --> 00:17:46.851
  • to tell somebody.Release.
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  • Release.It's about the release.
  • 00:17:50.421 --> 00:17:51.422
  • It's about the release.When Paul was going through
  • 00:17:51.422 --> 00:17:52.290
  • When Paul was going throughthe storm he said,
  • 00:17:52.290 --> 00:17:53.291
  • the storm he said,"We must run aground
  • 00:17:53.291 --> 00:17:54.258
  • "We must run agroundon some island".
  • 00:17:54.258 --> 00:17:54.892
  • on some island".Somebody say,
  • 00:17:54.892 --> 00:17:58.296
  • Somebody say,"It had to happen".
  • 00:17:58.296 --> 00:17:59.163
  • "It had to happen".And Paul thought he needed
  • 00:17:59.163 --> 00:18:04.569
  • And Paul thought he neededMalta but it turns out Malta
  • 00:18:04.569 --> 00:18:12.477
  • Malta but it turns out Maltaneeded Paul.
  • 00:18:12.477 --> 00:18:19.050
  • needed Paul.There's a purpose for it.
  • 00:18:19.050 --> 00:18:19.917
  • There's a purpose for it.I don't need a reason,
  • 00:18:19.917 --> 00:18:20.918
  • I don't need a reason,I got a revelation.
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  • I got a revelation.God is with me.
  • 00:18:23.121 --> 00:18:23.688
  • God is with me.He is good.
  • 00:18:23.688 --> 00:18:26.357
  • He is good.He does good.
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  • He does good.It had to happen.
  • 00:18:28.860 --> 00:18:30.862
  • It had to happen.It had to happen.
  • 00:18:30.862 --> 00:18:33.531
  • It had to happen.I'm not saying God did it.
  • 00:18:33.531 --> 00:18:38.069
  • I'm not saying God did it.I'm saying he'll use it now.
  • 00:18:38.069 --> 00:18:38.669
  • I'm saying he'll use it now.What are you going
  • 00:18:38.669 --> 00:18:41.172
  • What are you goingto do on Malta?
  • 00:18:41.172 --> 00:18:43.908
  • to do on Malta?That small place.
  • 00:18:43.908 --> 00:18:44.942
  • That small place.You been changing diapers
  • 00:18:44.942 --> 00:18:46.244
  • You been changing diapersfeeling like nobody appreciates
  • 00:18:46.244 --> 00:18:51.949
  • feeling like nobody appreciatesyou, that's your Malta.
  • 00:18:51.949 --> 00:18:53.017
  • you, that's your Malta.You've been praying for a ring
  • 00:18:53.017 --> 00:18:53.885
  • You've been praying for a ringand you can't even get a text
  • 00:18:53.885 --> 00:19:03.528
  • and you can't even get a textback, that's your Malta.
  • 00:19:03.528 --> 00:19:05.329
  • back, that's your Malta.I never wanted to be on Malta
  • 00:19:05.329 --> 00:19:07.131
  • I never wanted to be on Maltabut Paul said now that I'm here,
  • 00:19:07.131 --> 00:19:12.837
  • but Paul said now that I'm here,who can I heal?
  • 00:19:12.837 --> 00:19:13.538
  • who can I heal?Matter of fact,
  • 00:19:13.538 --> 00:19:16.107
  • Matter of fact,y'all got anymore snakes?
  • 00:19:16.107 --> 00:19:17.108
  • y'all got anymore snakes?I wish another snake would
  • 00:19:17.108 --> 00:19:19.243
  • I wish another snake wouldbite me 'cause if that much
  • 00:19:19.243 --> 00:19:21.345
  • bite me 'cause if that muchpower can come from the pain
  • 00:19:21.345 --> 00:19:23.314
  • power can come from the painwho else can I heal?
  • 00:19:23.314 --> 00:19:24.916
  • who else can I heal?Who else can I heal?
  • 00:19:24.916 --> 00:19:26.250
  • Who else can I heal?God why did you bring me?
  • 00:19:26.250 --> 00:19:35.226
  • God why did you bring me?This must be Malta.
  • 00:19:35.226 --> 00:19:36.561
  • This must be Malta.And while they were getting
  • 00:19:36.561 --> 00:19:38.462
  • And while they were gettingready for a wreck,
  • 00:19:38.462 --> 00:19:40.665
  • ready for a wreck,God was positioning them
  • 00:19:40.665 --> 00:19:49.440
  • God was positioning themfor a revival.
  • 00:19:49.440 --> 00:19:52.109
  • for a revival.This is the mistake, that turned
  • 00:19:52.109 --> 00:19:54.278
  • This is the mistake, that turnedinto a miracle, that turned
  • 00:19:54.278 --> 00:19:57.782
  • into a miracle, that turnedinto a mission.
  • 00:19:57.782 --> 00:19:59.483
  • into a mission.And I want you to know today,
  • 00:19:59.483 --> 00:20:01.552
  • And I want you to know today,whoever it's for,
  • 00:20:01.552 --> 00:20:02.820
  • whoever it's for,the forty-eight percent of you
  • 00:20:02.820 --> 00:20:05.957
  • the forty-eight percent of youthat God sent me to preach to,
  • 00:20:05.957 --> 00:20:06.958
  • that God sent me to preach to,who are spending three months
  • 00:20:06.958 --> 00:20:10.094
  • who are spending three monthson Malta right now.
  • 00:20:10.094 --> 00:20:10.728
  • on Malta right now.I want you to know
  • 00:20:10.728 --> 00:20:13.364
  • I want you to knowthat your supply
  • 00:20:13.364 --> 00:20:17.668
  • that your supplyis in your assignment.
  • 00:20:17.668 --> 00:20:19.437
  • is in your assignment.Did you get it over here?
  • 00:20:19.437 --> 00:20:21.172
  • Did you get it over here?Your supply
  • 00:20:21.172 --> 00:20:23.007
  • Your supplyis in your assignment.
  • 00:20:23.007 --> 00:20:26.010
  • is in your assignment.He could have sat there on Malta
  • 00:20:26.010 --> 00:20:27.678
  • He could have sat there on Maltamoping about what he went
  • 00:20:27.678 --> 00:20:31.215
  • moping about what he wentthrough on the Adriatic Sea
  • 00:20:31.215 --> 00:20:32.817
  • through on the Adriatic Seabut he turned it into a mission
  • 00:20:32.817 --> 00:20:34.685
  • but he turned it into a missionand the whole island got healed.
  • 00:20:34.685 --> 00:20:36.053
  • and the whole island got healed.Maybe what you went through
  • 00:20:36.053 --> 00:20:39.957
  • Maybe what you went throughwasn't even about you.
  • 00:20:39.957 --> 00:20:44.262
  • wasn't even about you.Maybe it's generational.
  • 00:20:44.262 --> 00:20:45.329
  • Maybe it's generational.And that's what I told my dad
  • 00:20:45.329 --> 00:20:46.764
  • And that's what I told my dadbefore he died, I said,
  • 00:20:46.764 --> 00:20:48.199
  • before he died, I said,I know your life was hard.
  • 00:20:48.199 --> 00:20:49.600
  • I know your life was hard.I know it was a living hell.
  • 00:20:49.600 --> 00:20:51.102
  • I know it was a living hell.I know your father abused you.
  • 00:20:51.102 --> 00:20:52.036
  • I know your father abused you.I know you had to suffer
  • 00:20:52.036 --> 00:20:54.672
  • I know you had to sufferthrough many things
  • 00:20:54.672 --> 00:20:57.975
  • through many thingsbut you broke it.
  • 00:20:57.975 --> 00:21:01.779
  • but you broke it.You broke it.
  • 00:21:01.779 --> 00:21:03.381
  • You broke it.It had to -- you had to go
  • 00:21:03.381 --> 00:21:05.850
  • It had to -- you had to gothrough so I wouldn't have to,
  • 00:21:05.850 --> 00:21:07.385
  • through so I wouldn't have to,so I can preach,
  • 00:21:07.385 --> 00:21:08.819
  • so I can preach,so I can stand --
  • 00:21:08.819 --> 00:21:18.296
  • so I can stand --sometimes it's not about us.
  • 00:21:18.296 --> 00:21:21.699
  • sometimes it's not about us.And Paul decided to bite back
  • 00:21:21.699 --> 00:21:22.800
  • And Paul decided to bite backwith his hand still swollen
  • 00:21:22.800 --> 00:21:26.570
  • with his hand still swollenfrom the snake bite.
  • 00:21:26.570 --> 00:21:28.673
  • from the snake bite.Sucked that poison out
  • 00:21:28.673 --> 00:21:36.681
  • Sucked that poison outand turned it into power.
  • 00:21:36.681 --> 00:21:37.415
  • and turned it into power.I thought about calling
  • 00:21:37.415 --> 00:21:39.083
  • I thought about callingthis sermon,
  • 00:21:39.083 --> 00:21:43.854
  • this sermon,"I'm bit but I'm not bitter".
  • 00:21:43.854 --> 00:21:44.488
  • "I'm bit but I'm not bitter".I'll preach that
  • 00:21:44.488 --> 00:21:47.358
  • I'll preach thatin three years.
  • 00:21:47.358 --> 00:21:47.825
  • in three years.I'll preach that
  • 00:21:47.825 --> 00:21:49.927
  • I'll preach thatin "Bars and Battles"
  • 00:21:49.927 --> 00:21:52.463
  • in "Bars and Battles"in two weeks.
  • 00:21:52.463 --> 00:21:53.431
  • in two weeks.But for now, God wanted you
  • 00:21:53.431 --> 00:21:59.070
  • But for now, God wanted youto know that it had to happen.
  • 00:21:59.070 --> 00:22:02.873
  • to know that it had to happen.It had to happen.
  • 00:22:02.873 --> 00:22:04.442
  • It had to happen.Even the rejection.
  • 00:22:04.442 --> 00:22:05.109
  • Even the rejection.My friend said,
  • 00:22:05.109 --> 00:22:06.410
  • My friend said,"Do you really believe
  • 00:22:06.410 --> 00:22:08.979
  • "Do you really believethat it had to happen"?
  • 00:22:08.979 --> 00:22:12.483
  • that it had to happen"?And I said, "Well, I don't know
  • 00:22:12.483 --> 00:22:16.954
  • And I said, "Well, I don't knowbut you know what I choose to.
  • 00:22:16.954 --> 00:22:18.022
  • but you know what I choose to.It made who I am,
  • 00:22:18.022 --> 00:22:20.691
  • It made who I am,what I went through.
  • 00:22:20.691 --> 00:22:28.299
  • what I went through.It made me who I am".
  • 00:22:28.299 --> 00:22:29.300
  • It made me who I am".I want to look in the camera
  • 00:22:29.300 --> 00:22:30.835
  • I want to look in the camerabecause we have 14 locations
  • 00:22:30.835 --> 00:22:32.069
  • because we have 14 locationsright now and I want you
  • 00:22:32.069 --> 00:22:33.437
  • right now and I want youto stand on your feet at every
  • 00:22:33.437 --> 00:22:36.440
  • to stand on your feet at everylocation and realize
  • 00:22:36.440 --> 00:22:40.511
  • location and realizethat healing is in your hands.
  • 00:22:40.511 --> 00:22:44.115
  • that healing is in your hands.That God brought you to Malta.
  • 00:22:44.115 --> 00:22:44.849
  • That God brought you to Malta.And when you're in the middle
  • 00:22:44.849 --> 00:22:45.816
  • And when you're in the middleof a storm it seems
  • 00:22:45.816 --> 00:22:48.919
  • of a storm it seemslike there's often
  • 00:22:48.919 --> 00:22:53.124
  • like there's oftenno sense of guidance.
  • 00:22:53.124 --> 00:22:53.858
  • no sense of guidance.And when your boat is being
  • 00:22:53.858 --> 00:22:54.692
  • And when your boat is beingblown around
  • 00:22:54.692 --> 00:22:56.293
  • blown aroundand you have no control over it,
  • 00:22:56.293 --> 00:22:57.161
  • and you have no control over it,it's a scary thing to be out
  • 00:22:57.161 --> 00:22:58.629
  • it's a scary thing to be outon the Mediterranean Sea with
  • 00:22:58.629 --> 00:23:03.501
  • on the Mediterranean Sea withnothing to look at for light.
  • 00:23:03.501 --> 00:23:06.404
  • nothing to look at for light.And to arrive at a cold place
  • 00:23:06.404 --> 00:23:08.205
  • And to arrive at a cold placeonly to be met by the sting
  • 00:23:08.205 --> 00:23:12.209
  • only to be met by the stingof a viper, yeah.
  • 00:23:12.209 --> 00:23:13.177
  • of a viper, yeah.I've been there before
  • 00:23:13.177 --> 00:23:14.478
  • I've been there beforein my own life but God sent me
  • 00:23:14.478 --> 00:23:18.682
  • in my own life but God sent mewith a message for you today.
  • 00:23:18.682 --> 00:23:21.051
  • with a message for you today.It had to happen
  • 00:23:21.051 --> 00:23:23.754
  • It had to happenbecause while the wind
  • 00:23:23.754 --> 00:23:25.723
  • because while the windwas controlling the boat,
  • 00:23:25.723 --> 00:23:32.229
  • was controlling the boat,God was controlling the wind.
  • 00:23:32.229 --> 00:23:36.133
  • God was controlling the wind.I'm not saying he did it
  • 00:23:36.133 --> 00:23:37.835
  • I'm not saying he did itbut if God allowed
  • 00:23:37.835 --> 00:23:41.472
  • but if God allowedit you can accept it.
  • 00:23:41.472 --> 00:23:44.375
  • it you can accept it.And if you can accept it,
  • 00:23:44.375 --> 00:23:45.443
  • And if you can accept it,the very place where you
  • 00:23:45.443 --> 00:23:46.911
  • the very place where youwere injured will be
  • 00:23:46.911 --> 00:23:49.313
  • were injured will bethe very place that your purpose
  • 00:23:49.313 --> 00:23:51.415
  • the very place that your purposecomes forth from.
  • 00:23:51.415 --> 00:23:53.651
  • comes forth from.It had to happen.
  • 00:23:53.651 --> 00:23:59.990
  • It had to happen.It had to happen.
  • 00:23:59.990 --> 00:24:03.160
  • It had to happen.Even the mistakes,
  • 00:24:03.160 --> 00:24:05.296
  • Even the mistakes,it had to happen because God
  • 00:24:05.296 --> 00:24:07.398
  • it had to happen because Godneeded me here
  • 00:24:07.398 --> 00:24:09.400
  • - Hey, it really is
  • 00:24:10.868 --> 00:24:11.469
  • - Hey, it really isa privilege
  • 00:24:11.469 --> 00:24:12.937
  • a privilegeto share God's Word with you.
  • 00:24:12.937 --> 00:24:14.338
  • to share God's Word with you.Thank you for joining me.
  • 00:24:14.338 --> 00:24:15.639
  • Thank you for joining me.But, each week we just have
  • 00:24:15.639 --> 00:24:17.241
  • But, each week we just havea little bit of time together,
  • 00:24:17.241 --> 00:24:17.908
  • a little bit of time together,and, I'd love to take
  • 00:24:17.908 --> 00:24:19.009
  • and, I'd love to takethe conversation beyond
  • 00:24:19.009 --> 00:24:20.911
  • the conversation beyondjust a TV program.
  • 00:24:20.911 --> 00:24:22.947
  • just a TV program.So, if you wanna go deeper,
  • 00:24:22.947 --> 00:24:23.547
  • So, if you wanna go deeper,if you wanna connect
  • 00:24:23.547 --> 00:24:24.915
  • you can call or go online,
  • 00:24:25.983 --> 00:24:27.485
  • you can call or go online,right now, and request
  • 00:24:27.485 --> 00:24:28.552
  • right now, and requestexclusive resources
  • 00:24:28.552 --> 00:24:30.287
  • exclusive resourcesfrom today's message.
  • 00:24:30.287 --> 00:24:31.622
  • from today's message.We'll make them available to you
  • 00:24:31.622 --> 00:24:33.023
  • We'll make them available to youwith your gift of any amount
  • 00:24:33.023 --> 00:24:33.924
  • with your gift of any amountto the ministry.
  • 00:24:33.924 --> 00:24:35.092
  • to the ministry.But, I wanna tell you about
  • 00:24:35.092 --> 00:24:36.327
  • But, I wanna tell you aboutsomething else, too.
  • 00:24:36.327 --> 00:24:39.263
  • something else, too.Live, every single Sunday,
  • 00:24:39.263 --> 00:24:40.798
  • Live, every single Sunday,we broadcast a message
  • 00:24:40.798 --> 00:24:41.899
  • we broadcast a messagefrom Elevation Church;
  • 00:24:41.899 --> 00:24:43.501
  • from Elevation Church;the church where I pastor.
  • 00:24:43.501 --> 00:24:44.768
  • the church where I pastor.And so, you can tune in,
  • 00:24:44.768 --> 00:24:45.936
  • And so, you can tune in,worship with us,
  • 00:24:45.936 --> 00:24:46.637
  • worship with us,hear a message,
  • 00:24:46.637 --> 00:24:48.339
  • hear a message,experience the ministry,
  • 00:24:48.339 --> 00:24:49.707
  • experience the ministry,live, as it happens.
  • 00:24:49.707 --> 00:24:51.008
  • live, as it happens.And, what's even better,
  • 00:24:51.008 --> 00:24:51.809
  • And, what's even better,you can connect with
  • 00:24:51.809 --> 00:24:52.776
  • you can connect witha community of people
  • 00:24:52.776 --> 00:24:54.411
  • a community of peoplefrom all over the world;
  • 00:24:54.411 --> 00:24:55.779
  • from all over the world;we call it "E-Fam".
  • 00:24:55.779 --> 00:24:57.047
  • 'E', like extended --
  • 00:24:58.415 --> 00:24:58.949
  • 'E', like extended --it means a lotta
  • 00:24:58.949 --> 00:25:00.150
  • it means a lottadifferent things.
  • 00:25:00.150 --> 00:25:01.418
  • different things.But, it's just our way,
  • 00:25:01.418 --> 00:25:02.720
  • But, it's just our way,to connect with you
  • 00:25:02.720 --> 00:25:04.221
  • to connect with youbeyond this broadcast.
  • 00:25:04.221 --> 00:25:05.289
  • beyond this broadcast.I would love for you
  • 00:25:05.289 --> 00:25:06.357
  • I would love for youto join us, live,
  • 00:25:06.357 --> 00:25:07.358
  • to join us, live,this weekend.
  • 00:25:07.358 --> 00:25:08.392
  • this weekend.And, you can go online:
  • 00:25:08.392 --> 00:25:11.929
  • And, you can go online:StevenFurtick.com/Live.
  • 00:25:11.929 --> 00:25:14.131
  • StevenFurtick.com/Live.Don't forget the /Live;
  • 00:25:14.131 --> 00:25:15.466
  • Don't forget the /Live;it will take you directly
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  • it will take you directlyto the details and the times,
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  • to the details and the times,so do it now, visit the website.
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  • - eFam 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 part of our eFam
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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 eFam,
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  • by tuning into experiences
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  • on the weekend or on demand,
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  • when it's convenient for you.
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  • When you participate,
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  • you'll experience
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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 eGroup
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  • and an eTeam,
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  • giving online and connecting
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  • with other eFam near you
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  • though 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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  • encouragement, and support.
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  • Grow your faith,
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  • - ♪ Oh, there's nothing ♪
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  • - ♪ Oh, there's nothing ♪♪ Better than You ♪
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  • ♪ Better than You ♪♪ There's nothing ♪
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  • ♪ There's nothing ♪♪ Better than You ♪
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  • ♪ Better than You ♪♪ Lord, there's nothing ♪
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  • ♪ Lord, there's nothing ♪♪ Nothing is ♪
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  • ♪ Oh, yes, I know ♪
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  • ♪ Oh, yes, I know ♪♪ It's true ♪
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  • - ♪ I'm not afraid ♪
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  • - ♪ I'm not afraid ♪♪ To show You ♪
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  • ♪ To show You ♪♪ My weakness ♪
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  • ♪ My weakness ♪♪ My failures and flaws ♪
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  • ♪ My failures and flaws ♪♪ Lord, You've seen them all ♪
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  • ♪ 'Cause the God ♪
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  • ♪ 'Cause the God ♪♪ Of the mountain ♪
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  • ♪ Of the mountain ♪♪ Is the God ♪
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  • ♪ Is the God ♪♪ Of the valley ♪
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  • ♪ Of the valley ♪♪ There's not a place ♪
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  • ♪ There's not a place ♪♪ Your mercy and grace ♪
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  • ♪ Your mercy and grace ♪♪ Won't find me again ♪
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  • ♪ Won't find me again ♪- Come on now.
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  • - Come on now.- ♪ Oh, there's nothing ♪
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  • - ♪ Oh, there's nothing ♪♪ Better than You ♪
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