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When God Says Stop Part 2

Watch When God Says Stop Part 2
September 22, 2020
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Pastor Steven Furtick teaches us to let go of what we’ve known to step into what God has next.

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When God Says Stop Part 2

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  • - ANNOUNCER: If you're looking
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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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  • in the community of
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  • people tuning in,
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  • just like yourself.
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  • Join us online this weekend
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  • - "After three days,
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  • - "After three days,the officers went
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  • the officers wentthroughout the camp,"
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  • throughout the camp,"these are the leaders,
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  • these are the leaders,first three,
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  • first three,"giving orders to the people."
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  • "giving orders to the people."So, God is teaching us
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  • So, God is teaching ushow to follow instructions.
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  • how to follow instructions.God is teaching us
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  • God is teaching ushow to come together.
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  • how to come together.God is teaching us
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  • God is teaching ushow to put our preferences
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  • how to put our preferencesand pride aside.
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  • and pride aside.And he said,
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  • And he said,""When you see the ark
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  • ""When you see the arkof the covenant of
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  • of the covenant ofthe LORD your God,
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  • the LORD your God,and the Levitical priests
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  • and the Levitical priestscarrying it,
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  • carrying it,you are to move out from
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  • you are to move out fromyour positions and follow it."
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  • your positions and follow it."When you see the ark,
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  • When you see the ark,follow it, verse four.
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  • follow it, verse four."Then you will know
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  • "Then you will knowwhich way to go,
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  • which way to go,since you have never
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  • since you have neverbeen this way before."
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  • been this way before."Is that not a word of 2020?
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  • Is that not a word of 2020?Was the Bible written yesterday?
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  • Was the Bible written yesterday?I feel like this
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  • I feel like thisjust got an update,
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  • just got an update,and it just spoke right
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  • and it just spoke rightto our situation.
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  • to our situation.We've never been
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  • We've never beenthis way before.
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  • this way before.And that gives us
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  • And that gives usan amazing opportunity
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  • an amazing opportunityto rely on God like
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  • to rely on God likenever before.
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  • never before.We are positioned for a miracle.
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  • We are positioned for a miracle.We are a candidate for
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  • We are a candidate forthe presence of God to show up,
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  • the presence of God to show up,and do something awesome
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  • and do something awesomein our crisis.
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  • in our crisis.But yet, it requires us
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  • But yet, it requires usin this moment
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  • in this momentto stop and to pause.
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  • to stop and to pause.And the Bible says
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  • And the Bible sayssomething very interesting.
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  • something very interesting."Then you will know
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  • "Then you will knowwhich way to go,
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  • which way to go,since you have never
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  • since you have neverbeen this way before."
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  • been this way before."It doesn't mean
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  • It doesn't meanit's never been this way before.
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  • it's never been this way before.It doesn't mean bad things
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  • It doesn't mean bad thingshave never happened before.
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  • have never happened before.Someone said to me,
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  • Someone said to me,"This could be the end
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  • "This could be the endof the church as we know it."
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  • of the church as we know it."I was like, "Huh?
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  • I was like, "Huh?The church as you know it."
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  • The church as you know it."The church as they
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  • The church as theyknew it in the Bible,
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  • knew it in the Bible,I hate to break this to y'all.
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  • I hate to break this to y'all.They didn't have YouTube live.
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  • They didn't have YouTube live.They didn't have campuses.
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  • They didn't have campuses.They did not have,
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  • They did not have,and I know this is gonna
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  • and I know this is gonnabreak some of your hearts,
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  • break some of your hearts,they did not have a vestibule.
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  • they did not have a vestibule.They did not have poinsettias.
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  • They did not have poinsettias.They did not have a pipe organ.
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  • They did not have a pipe organ.So, this is nothing new for God.
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  • So, this is nothing new for God.It's nothing new.
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  • It's nothing new.It's new to you.
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  • It's new to you.It's not new to God.
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  • It's not new to God.God saw it coming.
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  • God saw it coming.God is already in your tomorrow.
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  • God is already in your tomorrow.God, put it in the chat.
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  • God, put it in the chat.God is already in my tomorrow.
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  • God is already in my tomorrow.I know you'd shout it if you
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  • I know you'd shout it if youcould if you were here.
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  • could if you were here.But somebody say in the chat,
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  • But somebody say in the chat,God is already in my tomorrow.
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  • God is already in my tomorrow.God is already in my tomorrow.
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  • God is already in my tomorrow.And God says,
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  • And God says,"Give me my job back."
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  • "Give me my job back."God's job is tomorrow.
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  • God's job is tomorrow.Your job is today.
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  • Your job is today.Give us this day,
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  • Give us this day,our daily bread.
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  • our daily bread.What am I do today?
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  • What am I do today?I'm gonna keep
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  • I'm gonna keepfrom killing my kids.
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  • from killing my kids.That's what I'm a do today.
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  • That's what I'm a do today.All right, good that's your job.
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  • All right, good that's your job.I'm gonna pray today.
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  • I'm gonna pray today.Give me that camera.
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  • Give me that camera.What am I do today?
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  • What am I do today?I'm gonna set aside
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  • I'm gonna set asidesome time and listen
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  • some time and listento the Word of God.
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  • to the Word of God.This day.
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  • This day.And we get so confused,
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  • And we get so confused,because we get,
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  • because we get,well we get to the point
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  • well we get to the pointwhere we think we can help
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  • where we think we can helpGod with His job a little bit.
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  • God with His job a little bit.So in a moment like this,
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  • So in a moment like this,we're like, "Well maybe
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  • we're like, "Well maybeif I'll just freak out
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  • if I'll just freak outand call it prayer,
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  • and call it prayer,then God'll do something.
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  • then God'll do something.Okay.
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  • Okay.Cause some of y'all know
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  • Cause some of y'all knowthe only thing you're doing
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  • the only thing you're doingwhen you're praying is
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  • when you're praying isyou are applying
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  • you are applyinga spiritual dialect
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  • a spiritual dialectto a fearful position.
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  • to a fearful position.And by the time we get done
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  • And by the time we get donewith all of that,
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  • with all of that,we're worse off than if we had,
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  • we're worse off than if we had,you know, just gone for a walk.
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  • you know, just gone for a walk.So, here's what I wanna
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  • So, here's what I wannashow you today.
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  • show you today.It said they camp
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  • It said they campbefore crossing,
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  • before crossing,and this was weird to me too
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  • and this was weird to me toobecause I'm used to God saying,
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  • because I'm used to God saying,"Go."
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  • "Go."And He told them to stop.
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  • And He told them to stop.So, that was weird.
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  • So, that was weird.And the second thing was,
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  • And the second thing was,I'm used to God coming close,
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  • I'm used to God coming close,and the relevance
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  • and the relevanceof the text is almost scary.
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  • of the text is almost scary.It's almost spooky.
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  • It's almost spooky.It's a little freaky to me,
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  • It's a little freaky to me,how God says, "Since you've
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  • how God says, "Since you'venever been this way before,"
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  • never been this way before,"since you're not God,
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  • since you're not God,how many are glad
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  • how many are gladyou're not God right now?
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  • you're not God right now?I was watching the president
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  • I was watching the presidentand the vice president,
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  • and the vice president,and the task force
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  • and the task forcethe other day, press conference.
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  • the other day, press conference.I was like, "I'm so glad
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  • I was like, "I'm so gladI'm not the president."
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  • I'm not the president."I'm so glad I'm not God.
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  • I'm so glad I'm not God.I'm so glad that I don't
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  • I'm so glad that I don'thave to figure it all out.
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  • have to figure it all out.I'm so glad I've got a God
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  • I'm so glad I've got a Godwho has gone before me.
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  • who has gone before me.I'm so glad I have a Father.
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  • I'm so glad I have a Father.If I didn't,
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  • If I didn't,I'd have to run around
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  • I'd have to run aroundlike the pagans.
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  • like the pagans."What am I gonna eat?
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  • "What am I gonna eat?What am I gonna drink?
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  • What am I gonna drink?What am I gonna wear?"
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  • What am I gonna wear?"Jesus says, "Stop worrying
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  • Jesus says, "Stop worryingabout what God is
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  • about what God isalready working on."
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  • already working on."So He says, "I'm gonna lead you.
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  • So He says, "I'm gonna lead you.I'm not gonna take
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  • I'm not gonna takeMy presence from you.
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  • My presence from you.It's gonna be
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  • It's gonna bedifferent this time.
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  • different this time.It's not gonna feel familiar.
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  • It's not gonna feel familiar.Your faith grows in unfamiliar
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  • Your faith grows in unfamiliarplaces when you don't know
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  • places when you don't knowwhere to go."
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  • where to go."That's when you get to know
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  • That's when you get to knowwho God really is.
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  • who God really is.I feel that for
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  • I feel that forsomebody right now.
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  • somebody right now.What about my business?
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  • What about my business?What about my boat?
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  • What about my boat?How's my boat gonna be
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  • How's my boat gonna bein this storm?
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  • in this storm?Let me tell you something.
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  • Let me tell you something.When God says stop,
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  • When God says stop,the storm has to listen.
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  • the storm has to listen.Yeah, one time
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  • Yeah, one timeJesus was in a storm,
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  • Jesus was in a storm,and the disciples felt like
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  • and the disciples felt likesome of us feel right now.
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  • some of us feel right now.You don't care?
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  • You don't care?This is weird.
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  • This is weird.I thought you were like
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  • I thought you were likethe Son of God and stuff.
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  • the Son of God and stuff.You know what Jesus was doing?
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  • You know what Jesus was doing?I know you know, Anna.
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  • I know you know, Anna.He was doing the most
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  • He was doing the mostinappropriate thing
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  • inappropriate thingyou could do in a storm.
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  • you could do in a storm.He was sleeping.
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  • He was sleeping.That's why I gave y'all
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  • That's why I gave y'allthese hard stools to sit on,
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  • these hard stools to sit on,cause I didn't want y'all
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  • cause I didn't want y'allto fall asleep during my sermon.
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  • to fall asleep during my sermon.I was like, "Give them
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  • I was like, "Give theman uncomfortable stool.
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  • an uncomfortable stool.I don't want them to sleep
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  • I don't want them to sleepthrough my sermon."
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  • through my sermon."But Jesus was sleeping
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  • But Jesus was sleepingthrough a storm.
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  • through a storm.Here's what I want you to know.
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  • Here's what I want you to know.After the disciples had
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  • After the disciples hadstressed out and scrambled,
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  • stressed out and scrambled,see you got
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  • see you gotthe disciples scrambling,
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  • the disciples scrambling,and Jesus is sleeping because
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  • and Jesus is sleeping becauseHe knows something
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  • He knows somethingthat they don't known.
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  • that they don't known.And I want you to do me a favor.
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  • And I want you to do me a favor.Ask that storm what happened
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  • Ask that storm what happenedwhen Jesus told it to stop.
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  • when Jesus told it to stop.When God says stop,
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  • When God says stop,the elements have no choice,
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  • the elements have no choice,but to obey Him.
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  • but to obey Him.When God says stop,
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  • When God says stop,the Red Sea has no choice,
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  • the Red Sea has no choice,but to stop standing in my way.
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  • but to stop standing in my way.When God says stop,
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  • When God says stop,any weapon that is formed
  • 00:06:40.552 --> 00:06:42.554
  • any weapon that is formedagainst me has to bow
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  • against me has to bowits name to the name of Jesus.
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  • its name to the name of Jesus.So, I want you to insert
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  • So, I want you to insertGod's name over and against
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  • God's name over and againstwhatever need you have.
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  • whatever need you have.His name is I Am.
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  • His name is I Am.Not I was, not I will be.
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  • Not I was, not I will be.God is with you in this moment.
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  • God is with you in this moment.Not just when I get to the other
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  • Not just when I get to the otherside, but when God says stop,
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  • side, but when God says stop,every storm has to stop raging.
  • 00:07:06.745 --> 00:07:08.747
  • every storm has to stop raging.I wish I had an organ.
  • 00:07:08.747 --> 00:07:10.081
  • I wish I had an organ.I wish I had a B3.
  • 00:07:10.081 --> 00:07:11.783
  • I wish I had a B3.We can still have church.
  • 00:07:11.783 --> 00:07:13.785
  • We can still have church.When God says stop,
  • 00:07:13.785 --> 00:07:15.654
  • When God says stop,ask Lazarus what happens
  • 00:07:15.654 --> 00:07:17.856
  • ask Lazarus what happenswhen God says stop.
  • 00:07:17.856 --> 00:07:18.824
  • when God says stop.The worms had already
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  • The worms had alreadystarted eating his body.
  • 00:07:20.826 --> 00:07:22.828
  • started eating his body.The process of decomposition
  • 00:07:22.828 --> 00:07:25.130
  • The process of decompositionwas already in progress.
  • 00:07:25.130 --> 00:07:27.732
  • was already in progress.But when God says stop,
  • 00:07:27.732 --> 00:07:29.267
  • But when God says stop,when God says stop,
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  • when God says stop,the consequences have to be
  • 00:07:31.069 --> 00:07:33.271
  • the consequences have to bereversed when God says stop.
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  • reversed when God says stop.When God says stop.
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  • When God says stop.God speaks peace
  • 00:07:35.841 --> 00:07:37.175
  • God speaks peaceto every anxious heart.
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  • to every anxious heart.When God says stop.
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  • When God says stop.I want you to tell the terror
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  • I want you to tell the terrorright now, God says stop.
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  • right now, God says stop.Put your hand out like this.
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  • Put your hand out like this.Put your hands up
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  • Put your hands uplike this on an emoji,
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  • like this on an emoji,and fight the devil
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  • and fight the devilwith an emoji.
  • 00:07:48.386 --> 00:07:49.988
  • with an emoji.God says stop.
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  • God says stop.Fear stops here.
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  • Fear stops here.You can have my finances,
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  • You can have my finances,but you can't have my faith.
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  • but you can't have my faith.It stops here.
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  • It stops here.Here's the line.
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  • Here's the line.God says stop.
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  • God says stop.Don't give Him space.
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  • Don't give Him space.Don't give Him your.
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  • Don't give Him your.Calm down, Furtick,
  • 00:08:06.137 --> 00:08:09.007
  • Calm down, Furtick,it's an empty room.
  • 00:08:09.007 --> 00:08:10.775
  • it's an empty room.Stop, stop, stop, stop,
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  • Stop, stop, stop, stop,stop, stop, stop.
  • 00:08:12.644 --> 00:08:13.478
  • stop, stop, stop.Get some sleep in
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  • Get some sleep inthe stern of the ship,
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  • the stern of the ship,cause if Jesus is in the boat,
  • 00:08:16.915 --> 00:08:18.216
  • cause if Jesus is in the boat,we're all in the same storm,
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  • we're all in the same storm,but we're not all
  • 00:08:18.750 --> 00:08:19.751
  • but we're not allin the same boat.
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  • in the same boat.And here's what I found out.
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  • And here's what I found out.Faith doesn't keep me from
  • 00:08:22.420 --> 00:08:24.022
  • Faith doesn't keep me fromhaving to go through a storm.
  • 00:08:24.022 --> 00:08:25.156
  • having to go through a storm.It doesn't exempt me
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  • It doesn't exempt mefrom the challenges.
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  • from the challenges.We're all in this together.
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  • We're all in this together.I got somebody in the stern.
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  • I got somebody in the stern.And when He says stop, God says,
  • 00:08:33.932 --> 00:08:37.402
  • And when He says stop, God says,"Stop."
  • 00:08:37.402 --> 00:08:38.136
  • "Stop."I wonder what God is
  • 00:08:38.136 --> 00:08:40.438
  • I wonder what God issaying stop right now.
  • 00:08:40.438 --> 00:08:42.574
  • saying stop right now.Patterns of pessimism.
  • 00:08:42.574 --> 00:08:44.409
  • Patterns of pessimism.God said to tell some of y'all,
  • 00:08:44.409 --> 00:08:47.746
  • God said to tell some of y'all,stop talking.
  • 00:08:47.746 --> 00:08:49.214
  • stop talking.I know.
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  • I know.They didn't tell you
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  • They didn't tell youto take a vow of silence,
  • 00:08:50.815 --> 00:08:51.416
  • to take a vow of silence,they just told you not
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  • they just told you notto come out the house.
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  • to come out the house.I'm saying shut up.
  • 00:08:54.486 --> 00:08:55.053
  • I'm saying shut up.Now, you don't have
  • 00:08:55.053 --> 00:08:55.954
  • Now, you don't haveto put this in the comments,
  • 00:08:55.954 --> 00:08:58.156
  • to put this in the comments,but do you remember,
  • 00:08:58.156 --> 00:08:58.857
  • but do you remember,we're talking about Joshua,
  • 00:08:58.857 --> 00:09:00.225
  • we're talking about Joshua,right?
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  • right?Do you remember what Joshua told
  • 00:09:01.760 --> 00:09:03.261
  • Do you remember what Joshua toldthem to do when they marched
  • 00:09:03.261 --> 00:09:04.896
  • them to do when they marchedaround the walls of Jericho?
  • 00:09:04.896 --> 00:09:06.331
  • around the walls of Jericho?Cause they did get through it.
  • 00:09:06.331 --> 00:09:08.567
  • Cause they did get through it.And we will get through this.
  • 00:09:08.567 --> 00:09:10.769
  • And we will get through this.We will get through this.
  • 00:09:10.769 --> 00:09:12.671
  • We will get through this.We will, put it in the chat,
  • 00:09:12.671 --> 00:09:13.605
  • We will, put it in the chat,put it in the comments,
  • 00:09:13.605 --> 00:09:15.607
  • put it in the comments,we will get through this.
  • 00:09:15.607 --> 00:09:16.608
  • we will get through this.And tag somebody and say,
  • 00:09:16.608 --> 00:09:17.509
  • And tag somebody and say,"You will get through this."
  • 00:09:17.509 --> 00:09:19.210
  • "You will get through this."Yeah.
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  • Yeah.The question isn't
  • 00:09:20.011 --> 00:09:21.780
  • The question isn't"Will we get through?"
  • 00:09:21.780 --> 00:09:23.248
  • "Will we get through?"The question is,
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  • The question is,"Will we go through
  • 00:09:24.082 --> 00:09:25.951
  • "Will we go throughin a way that makes us
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  • in a way that makes usbetter when we do?"
  • 00:09:28.753 --> 00:09:30.555
  • better when we do?"Just like Jesus interrupted
  • 00:09:30.555 --> 00:09:33.792
  • Just like Jesus interruptedthe storm cycle from the boat.
  • 00:09:33.792 --> 00:09:34.826
  • the storm cycle from the boat.There are some cycles that
  • 00:09:34.826 --> 00:09:35.527
  • There are some cycles thatHe wants to interrupt
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  • He wants to interruptin our lives right now,
  • 00:09:36.628 --> 00:09:37.762
  • in our lives right now,and He wants to do
  • 00:09:37.762 --> 00:09:40.699
  • and He wants to doa miracle in your home.
  • 00:09:40.699 --> 00:09:43.301
  • a miracle in your home.I see marriages coming together
  • 00:09:43.301 --> 00:09:44.135
  • I see marriages coming togetherwhile y'all are stuck
  • 00:09:44.135 --> 00:09:46.071
  • while y'all are stuckin the house together.
  • 00:09:46.071 --> 00:09:46.705
  • in the house together.Y'all are gonna stop
  • 00:09:46.705 --> 00:09:47.939
  • Y'all are gonna stopliving two separate lives,
  • 00:09:47.939 --> 00:09:48.773
  • living two separate lives,and come together,
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  • and come together,and figure out how do
  • 00:09:51.209 --> 00:09:52.944
  • and figure out how dowe all get through this.
  • 00:09:52.944 --> 00:09:53.912
  • we all get through this.I believe God's positioning us
  • 00:09:53.912 --> 00:09:54.546
  • I believe God's positioning usfor a miracle.
  • 00:09:54.546 --> 00:09:55.614
  • for a miracle.I see our church
  • 00:09:55.614 --> 00:09:57.082
  • I see our churchgetting stronger.
  • 00:09:57.082 --> 00:09:58.249
  • getting stronger.I see people watching
  • 00:09:58.249 --> 00:09:59.217
  • I see people watchingthis sermon right now,
  • 00:09:59.217 --> 00:10:00.285
  • this sermon right now,and you know you normally
  • 00:10:00.285 --> 00:10:01.553
  • and you know you normallywould not be watching a sermon
  • 00:10:01.553 --> 00:10:02.520
  • would not be watching a sermonon Sunday morning,
  • 00:10:02.520 --> 00:10:03.421
  • on Sunday morning,but you didn't have a club
  • 00:10:03.421 --> 00:10:04.689
  • but you didn't have a clubto go to last night.
  • 00:10:04.689 --> 00:10:05.457
  • to go to last night.So you woke up,
  • 00:10:05.457 --> 00:10:06.124
  • So you woke up,and you were bored,
  • 00:10:06.124 --> 00:10:08.226
  • and you were bored,and here I am.
  • 00:10:08.226 --> 00:10:08.927
  • and here I am.God stopped you
  • 00:10:08.927 --> 00:10:09.894
  • God stopped youright in your tracks
  • 00:10:09.894 --> 00:10:12.230
  • right in your tracksto speak His word to you.
  • 00:10:12.230 --> 00:10:15.734
  • to speak His word to you.When God says stop.
  • 00:10:15.734 --> 00:10:17.569
  • When God says stop.And they can't be for crossing.
  • 00:10:17.569 --> 00:10:19.070
  • And they can't be for crossing.And it says that
  • 00:10:19.070 --> 00:10:20.071
  • And it says thatthey saw the ark,
  • 00:10:20.071 --> 00:10:20.939
  • they saw the ark,look at verse four again.
  • 00:10:20.939 --> 00:10:24.175
  • look at verse four again.Put it up on the big LED Bible
  • 00:10:24.175 --> 00:10:25.477
  • Put it up on the big LED Bibleback behind me.
  • 00:10:25.477 --> 00:10:27.345
  • back behind me.Zoom out and get the shot.
  • 00:10:27.345 --> 00:10:28.279
  • Zoom out and get the shot.Are all the worship leaders
  • 00:10:28.279 --> 00:10:30.682
  • Are all the worship leaderssmiling behind me?
  • 00:10:30.682 --> 00:10:32.917
  • smiling behind me?Big smiles here.
  • 00:10:32.917 --> 00:10:34.486
  • Big smiles here.When God says stop.
  • 00:10:34.486 --> 00:10:36.421
  • When God says stop.Now, you see this phrase
  • 00:10:36.421 --> 00:10:38.590
  • Now, you see this phrasewhere it says in verse four,
  • 00:10:38.590 --> 00:10:39.124
  • where it says in verse four,"Then you will know
  • 00:10:39.124 --> 00:10:39.691
  • "Then you will knowwhich way to go,
  • 00:10:39.691 --> 00:10:40.225
  • which way to go,since you have never
  • 00:10:40.225 --> 00:10:40.925
  • since you have neverbeen this way before.
  • 00:10:40.925 --> 00:10:43.395
  • been this way before.But keep a distance of about
  • 00:10:43.395 --> 00:10:46.197
  • But keep a distance of abouttwo thousand cubits."
  • 00:10:46.197 --> 00:10:48.667
  • two thousand cubits."That's 3, 000 feet, 1.000 yards,
  • 00:10:48.667 --> 00:10:52.470
  • That's 3, 000 feet, 1.000 yards,10 football fields, 900 meters.
  • 00:10:52.470 --> 00:10:53.471
  • 10 football fields, 900 meters.It's a worldwide audience.
  • 00:10:53.471 --> 00:10:57.809
  • It's a worldwide audience.I gotta get everybody in here.
  • 00:10:57.809 --> 00:11:01.146
  • I gotta get everybody in here.And it said that God,
  • 00:11:01.146 --> 00:11:04.182
  • And it said that God,who normally comes closer,
  • 00:11:04.182 --> 00:11:06.284
  • who normally comes closer,told them the ark needed
  • 00:11:06.284 --> 00:11:07.752
  • told them the ark neededto be kept at a distance,
  • 00:11:07.752 --> 00:11:09.554
  • to be kept at a distance,and that's a big distance.
  • 00:11:09.554 --> 00:11:12.691
  • and that's a big distance.That's way more than six feet.
  • 00:11:12.691 --> 00:11:13.692
  • That's way more than six feet.I heard of social distancing.
  • 00:11:13.692 --> 00:11:14.192
  • I heard of social distancing.I never heard of
  • 00:11:14.192 --> 00:11:15.093
  • I never heard ofspiritual distancing
  • 00:11:15.093 --> 00:11:17.929
  • spiritual distancingtill I read this text.
  • 00:11:17.929 --> 00:11:19.964
  • till I read this text.And I was wondering
  • 00:11:19.964 --> 00:11:22.701
  • And I was wonderingwhy would God,
  • 00:11:22.701 --> 00:11:24.002
  • why would God,when He's leading His people
  • 00:11:24.002 --> 00:11:25.270
  • when He's leading His peopletell them that the ark,
  • 00:11:25.270 --> 00:11:26.137
  • tell them that the ark,put it back up,
  • 00:11:26.137 --> 00:11:28.239
  • put it back up,the ark of the testimony.
  • 00:11:28.239 --> 00:11:28.873
  • the ark of the testimony.It's also called the ark
  • 00:11:28.873 --> 00:11:32.577
  • It's also called the arkof Yahweh, I Am, God's name.
  • 00:11:32.577 --> 00:11:33.411
  • of Yahweh, I Am, God's name.God has a name
  • 00:11:33.411 --> 00:11:34.813
  • God has a namefor every need in your life.
  • 00:11:34.813 --> 00:11:36.347
  • for every need in your life.God says, "I Am."
  • 00:11:36.347 --> 00:11:37.916
  • God says, "I Am."He's a present help.
  • 00:11:37.916 --> 00:11:38.616
  • He's a present help.So, it's the Ark
  • 00:11:38.616 --> 00:11:39.751
  • So, it's the Arkof the Testimony.
  • 00:11:39.751 --> 00:11:42.954
  • of the Testimony.How many have a testimony?
  • 00:11:42.954 --> 00:11:44.923
  • How many have a testimony?So, why do we keep thinking
  • 00:11:44.923 --> 00:11:46.124
  • So, why do we keep thinkingwe're gonna get a testimony
  • 00:11:46.124 --> 00:11:49.661
  • we're gonna get a testimonywithout having a test?
  • 00:11:49.661 --> 00:11:50.462
  • without having a test?God says He's using
  • 00:11:50.462 --> 00:11:51.496
  • God says He's usingthis season to show us,
  • 00:11:51.496 --> 00:11:54.399
  • this season to show us,stop expecting to have
  • 00:11:54.399 --> 00:11:57.001
  • stop expecting to havetestimony with no test.
  • 00:11:57.001 --> 00:11:58.970
  • testimony with no test.That's how we want it now.
  • 00:11:58.970 --> 00:11:59.637
  • That's how we want it now.We want the pecs
  • 00:11:59.637 --> 00:12:02.407
  • We want the pecswithout the pushups.
  • 00:12:02.407 --> 00:12:04.709
  • without the pushups.I'm just trying to modernize it.
  • 00:12:04.709 --> 00:12:06.077
  • I'm just trying to modernize it.I got nobody else to preach to.
  • 00:12:06.077 --> 00:12:06.578
  • I got nobody else to preach to.I might as well
  • 00:12:06.578 --> 00:12:08.446
  • I might as wellpreach to myself.
  • 00:12:08.446 --> 00:12:09.247
  • preach to myself.We want the triceps
  • 00:12:09.247 --> 00:12:11.049
  • We want the tricepswithout the try.
  • 00:12:11.049 --> 00:12:11.716
  • without the try.Can I get a witness
  • 00:12:11.716 --> 00:12:13.384
  • Can I get a witnessfrom the drum riser?
  • 00:12:13.384 --> 00:12:14.619
  • from the drum riser?Hit a symbol, Dom.
  • 00:12:14.619 --> 00:12:20.358
  • Hit a symbol, Dom.I feel lonely in here.
  • 00:12:20.358 --> 00:12:21.593
  • I feel lonely in here.Testimony starts with test.
  • 00:12:21.593 --> 00:12:22.861
  • Testimony starts with test.I know it's corny,
  • 00:12:22.861 --> 00:12:25.130
  • I know it's corny,but it's true.
  • 00:12:25.130 --> 00:12:26.598
  • but it's true.And it said that the ark,
  • 00:12:26.598 --> 00:12:27.432
  • And it said that the ark,we haven't seen the ark
  • 00:12:27.432 --> 00:12:29.734
  • we haven't seen the arkin a long time.
  • 00:12:29.734 --> 00:12:30.335
  • in a long time.And God said,
  • 00:12:30.335 --> 00:12:31.236
  • And God said,"You're going to bring some
  • 00:12:31.236 --> 00:12:32.003
  • "You're going to bring somethings out of storage,
  • 00:12:32.003 --> 00:12:32.771
  • things out of storage,like Joshua 3."
  • 00:12:32.771 --> 00:12:33.404
  • like Joshua 3."This is the first time
  • 00:12:33.404 --> 00:12:34.105
  • This is the first timewe've seen it.
  • 00:12:34.105 --> 00:12:36.274
  • we've seen it.Remember, it's not very big.
  • 00:12:36.274 --> 00:12:39.110
  • Remember, it's not very big.It's like 27 inches high,
  • 00:12:39.110 --> 00:12:41.446
  • It's like 27 inches high,27 inches wide.
  • 00:12:41.446 --> 00:12:44.315
  • 27 inches wide.And then like 50 inches long,
  • 00:12:44.315 --> 00:12:47.552
  • And then like 50 inches long,approximately.
  • 00:12:47.552 --> 00:12:48.653
  • approximately.And yet, God was
  • 00:12:48.653 --> 00:12:49.387
  • And yet, God wasgonna guide them by something
  • 00:12:49.387 --> 00:12:50.955
  • gonna guide them by somethingthat was small,
  • 00:12:50.955 --> 00:12:53.391
  • that was small,acacia wood overlaid with gold.
  • 00:12:53.391 --> 00:12:54.559
  • acacia wood overlaid with gold.The wood represents humanity.
  • 00:12:54.559 --> 00:12:56.394
  • The wood represents humanity.The gold represents divinity.
  • 00:12:56.394 --> 00:12:58.129
  • The gold represents divinity.God's got you covered.
  • 00:12:58.129 --> 00:12:59.931
  • God's got you covered.God's got you covered.
  • 00:12:59.931 --> 00:13:06.738
  • God's got you covered.Tag somebody and let them know,
  • 00:13:06.738 --> 00:13:07.972
  • Tag somebody and let them know,God's got you covered.
  • 00:13:07.972 --> 00:13:09.274
  • God's got you covered.God's got you covered.
  • 00:13:09.274 --> 00:13:10.742
  • God's got you covered.And you're coming out as gold.
  • 00:13:10.742 --> 00:13:11.776
  • And you're coming out as gold.You're coming out of this fire.
  • 00:13:11.776 --> 00:13:13.011
  • You're coming out of this fire.You're gonna get through this,
  • 00:13:13.011 --> 00:13:15.180
  • You're gonna get through this,and God is gonna purify us.
  • 00:13:15.180 --> 00:13:16.514
  • and God is gonna purify us.And He said, "I want you
  • 00:13:16.514 --> 00:13:17.682
  • And He said, "I want youto follow the ark, now.
  • 00:13:17.682 --> 00:13:18.950
  • to follow the ark, now.But don't follow it too close."
  • 00:13:18.950 --> 00:13:22.187
  • But don't follow it too close."And I was so confused.
  • 00:13:22.187 --> 00:13:22.987
  • And I was so confused.Isn't God supposed to come
  • 00:13:22.987 --> 00:13:25.590
  • Isn't God supposed to comeclose in a crisis?
  • 00:13:25.590 --> 00:13:26.858
  • close in a crisis?This is a traumatic moment.
  • 00:13:26.858 --> 00:13:27.659
  • This is a traumatic moment.They've been in the wilderness
  • 00:13:27.659 --> 00:13:29.861
  • They've been in the wildernessfor 40 years.
  • 00:13:29.861 --> 00:13:30.528
  • for 40 years.Most of the people
  • 00:13:30.528 --> 00:13:33.331
  • Most of the peoplethey relied on were dead.
  • 00:13:33.331 --> 00:13:34.165
  • they relied on were dead.Now they have to go through
  • 00:13:34.165 --> 00:13:37.635
  • Now they have to go throughand have to go through together.
  • 00:13:37.635 --> 00:13:39.304
  • and have to go through together.Not three kids.
  • 00:13:39.304 --> 00:13:42.507
  • Not three kids.Two million people.
  • 00:13:42.507 --> 00:13:43.408
  • Two million people.And 12 of them couldn't
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  • And 12 of them couldn'teven agree on a church
  • 00:13:44.209 --> 00:13:45.743
  • even agree on a churchvote 40 years ago,
  • 00:13:45.743 --> 00:13:46.211
  • vote 40 years ago,and that's why
  • 00:13:46.211 --> 00:13:47.812
  • and that's whythey didn't go in.
  • 00:13:47.812 --> 00:13:48.479
  • they didn't go in.Now, they have to get
  • 00:13:48.479 --> 00:13:50.215
  • Now, they have to getthrough together.
  • 00:13:50.215 --> 00:13:51.049
  • through together.God said, "I'm gonna give you
  • 00:13:51.049 --> 00:13:54.586
  • God said, "I'm gonna give yousomething to guide you.
  • 00:13:54.586 --> 00:13:57.655
  • something to guide you.But in this season of your life,
  • 00:13:57.655 --> 00:13:58.256
  • But in this season of your life,I'm gonna give you
  • 00:13:58.256 --> 00:14:04.362
  • I'm gonna give youthe gift of distance."
  • 00:14:04.362 --> 00:14:05.096
  • the gift of distance."And I pondered that
  • 00:14:05.096 --> 00:14:05.897
  • And I pondered thatfor a long time,
  • 00:14:05.897 --> 00:14:06.598
  • for a long time,cause I was like,
  • 00:14:06.598 --> 00:14:09.801
  • cause I was like,"That's not what I want when
  • 00:14:09.801 --> 00:14:11.836
  • "That's not what I want whenI'm going through something."
  • 00:14:11.836 --> 00:14:12.637
  • I'm going through something."Come on, I gotta go through
  • 00:14:12.637 --> 00:14:13.438
  • Come on, I gotta go throughthe Jordan River
  • 00:14:13.438 --> 00:14:14.072
  • the Jordan Riverand trust You to
  • 00:14:14.072 --> 00:14:18.076
  • and trust You tobring me through it?
  • 00:14:18.076 --> 00:14:19.477
  • bring me through it?But You're gonna be distant?"
  • 00:14:19.477 --> 00:14:21.479
  • But You're gonna be distant?"No.
  • 00:14:21.479 --> 00:14:22.213
  • No.God is teaching us
  • 00:14:22.213 --> 00:14:24.315
  • God is teaching usthat He feels distant,
  • 00:14:24.315 --> 00:14:27.218
  • that He feels distant,He isn't, okay.
  • 00:14:27.218 --> 00:14:29.420
  • He isn't, okay.So, if God feels distant to you
  • 00:14:29.420 --> 00:14:31.389
  • So, if God feels distant to youright now, you're not alone.
  • 00:14:31.389 --> 00:14:32.123
  • right now, you're not alone.All of us,
  • 00:14:32.123 --> 00:14:34.092
  • All of us,even in our strongest moments
  • 00:14:34.092 --> 00:14:34.759
  • even in our strongest momentshave this place in
  • 00:14:34.759 --> 00:14:36.294
  • have this place inus where it's like,
  • 00:14:36.294 --> 00:14:37.395
  • us where it's like,God I wish I had a sign
  • 00:14:37.395 --> 00:14:38.029
  • God I wish I had a signright now.
  • 00:14:38.029 --> 00:14:39.264
  • right now.I just feel uneasy.
  • 00:14:39.264 --> 00:14:40.164
  • I just feel uneasy.I don't feel at rest.
  • 00:14:40.164 --> 00:14:41.032
  • I don't feel at rest.I just feel.
  • 00:14:41.032 --> 00:14:42.400
  • I just feel.That's all completely human
  • 00:14:42.400 --> 00:14:46.471
  • That's all completely humanand completely normal.
  • 00:14:46.471 --> 00:14:48.806
  • and completely normal.Sometimes God uses distance
  • 00:14:48.806 --> 00:14:50.441
  • Sometimes God uses distancein our feelings to call us
  • 00:14:50.441 --> 00:14:55.980
  • in our feelings to call usdeeper in our faith.
  • 00:14:55.980 --> 00:14:56.881
  • deeper in our faith.And I thought it was important
  • 00:14:56.881 --> 00:14:57.982
  • And I thought it was importantto say that right now,
  • 00:14:57.982 --> 00:14:58.850
  • to say that right now,cause while we're having
  • 00:14:58.850 --> 00:15:02.754
  • cause while we're havingto keep physical distance,
  • 00:15:02.754 --> 00:15:03.788
  • to keep physical distance,I believe that God is calling us
  • 00:15:03.788 --> 00:15:06.991
  • I believe that God is calling usto spiritual depth.
  • 00:15:06.991 --> 00:15:07.492
  • to spiritual depth.See, I don't wanna
  • 00:15:07.492 --> 00:15:09.360
  • See, I don't wannajust get through it.
  • 00:15:09.360 --> 00:15:09.861
  • just get through it.I'm tired of just
  • 00:15:09.861 --> 00:15:10.628
  • I'm tired of justgetting through it.
  • 00:15:10.628 --> 00:15:11.062
  • getting through it.What's the point?
  • 00:15:11.062 --> 00:15:11.829
  • What's the point?Let's just all go to Heaven
  • 00:15:11.829 --> 00:15:12.864
  • Let's just all go to Heavenright now if all we're gonna do
  • 00:15:12.864 --> 00:15:13.798
  • right now if all we're gonna dois get through it.
  • 00:15:13.798 --> 00:15:14.799
  • is get through it.They got a harp with
  • 00:15:14.799 --> 00:15:17.335
  • They got a harp withmy name on it up there.
  • 00:15:17.335 --> 00:15:18.002
  • my name on it up there.Come on, I sing
  • 00:15:18.002 --> 00:15:19.137
  • Come on, I singlike Zeke in Heaven.
  • 00:15:19.137 --> 00:15:20.038
  • like Zeke in Heaven.Just let me just get to Heaven
  • 00:15:20.038 --> 00:15:21.005
  • Just let me just get to Heavenand get my glorified
  • 00:15:21.005 --> 00:15:23.408
  • and get my glorifiedvocal cords.
  • 00:15:23.408 --> 00:15:25.076
  • vocal cords.Let me kid my eternal larynx
  • 00:15:25.076 --> 00:15:27.045
  • Let me kid my eternal larynxin Heaven and just go ahead
  • 00:15:27.045 --> 00:15:28.446
  • in Heaven and just go aheadand glorify the Lord with the --
  • 00:15:28.446 --> 00:15:30.581
  • and glorify the Lord with the --No, no, no.
  • 00:15:30.581 --> 00:15:32.183
  • No, no, no.God, don't just
  • 00:15:32.183 --> 00:15:34.752
  • God, don't justget me through it.
  • 00:15:34.752 --> 00:15:36.421
  • get me through it.Teach me.
  • 00:15:36.421 --> 00:15:36.821
  • Teach me.There's something
  • 00:15:36.821 --> 00:15:37.422
  • There's somethingabout distance.
  • 00:15:37.422 --> 00:15:39.390
  • about distance.Gram said why did God do
  • 00:15:39.390 --> 00:15:40.892
  • Gram said why did God doall the miracles back then,
  • 00:15:40.892 --> 00:15:41.926
  • all the miracles back then,but He doesn't now?
  • 00:15:41.926 --> 00:15:43.494
  • but He doesn't now?It's not that God
  • 00:15:43.494 --> 00:15:44.529
  • It's not that Goddoes less miracles,
  • 00:15:44.529 --> 00:15:45.430
  • does less miracles,is just we see them better
  • 00:15:45.430 --> 00:15:48.566
  • is just we see them betterin the distance.
  • 00:15:48.566 --> 00:15:49.100
  • in the distance.We see it better
  • 00:15:49.100 --> 00:15:51.202
  • We see it betterin the distance.
  • 00:15:51.202 --> 00:15:52.637
  • in the distance.It's like,
  • 00:15:52.637 --> 00:15:54.505
  • It's like,God why don't you do a miracle
  • 00:15:54.505 --> 00:15:55.273
  • God why don't you do a miraclewhile you're watching me
  • 00:15:55.273 --> 00:15:56.975
  • while you're watching mepreach on your phone?
  • 00:15:56.975 --> 00:15:58.943
  • preach on your phone?This is a miracle.
  • 00:15:58.943 --> 00:15:59.610
  • This is a miracle.You see?
  • 00:15:59.610 --> 00:16:01.646
  • You see?Like right now in this moment.
  • 00:16:01.646 --> 00:16:02.747
  • Like right now in this moment.Take a breath.
  • 00:16:02.747 --> 00:16:04.082
  • Take a breath.It's a miracle.
  • 00:16:04.082 --> 00:16:05.183
  • It's a miracle.Think about all the sin
  • 00:16:05.183 --> 00:16:06.217
  • Think about all the sinthat He cancelled.
  • 00:16:06.217 --> 00:16:07.185
  • that He cancelled.We're talking about everything
  • 00:16:07.185 --> 00:16:08.453
  • We're talking about everythingthat was cancelled.
  • 00:16:08.453 --> 00:16:08.987
  • that was cancelled.I'll tell you
  • 00:16:08.987 --> 00:16:09.754
  • I'll tell youwhat was cancelled.
  • 00:16:09.754 --> 00:16:11.122
  • what was cancelled.The record of wrong that stood
  • 00:16:11.122 --> 00:16:11.956
  • The record of wrong that stoodagainst me that
  • 00:16:11.956 --> 00:16:13.157
  • against me thatHe nailed to the cross,
  • 00:16:13.157 --> 00:16:15.360
  • He nailed to the cross,and I bear it no more.
  • 00:16:15.360 --> 00:16:17.628
  • and I bear it no more.So it is well with my soul.
  • 00:16:17.628 --> 00:16:19.063
  • So it is well with my soul.I looked at my portfolio
  • 00:16:19.063 --> 00:16:20.231
  • I looked at my portfoliofor finances.
  • 00:16:20.231 --> 00:16:21.599
  • for finances.It wasn't well.
  • 00:16:21.599 --> 00:16:22.867
  • It wasn't well.But then I looked at my soul,
  • 00:16:22.867 --> 00:16:24.202
  • But then I looked at my soul,and I found out He's still
  • 00:16:24.202 --> 00:16:26.404
  • and I found out He's stillwith me, and He's in me,
  • 00:16:26.404 --> 00:16:28.039
  • with me, and He's in me,and there's some kind of hope
  • 00:16:28.039 --> 00:16:29.240
  • and there's some kind of hopethat comes rising up
  • 00:16:29.240 --> 00:16:31.175
  • that comes rising upto the surface.
  • 00:16:31.175 --> 00:16:32.310
  • to the surface.When God feels distant,
  • 00:16:32.310 --> 00:16:34.479
  • When God feels distant,He isn't.
  • 00:16:34.479 --> 00:16:35.380
  • He isn't.He's positioning you
  • 00:16:35.380 --> 00:16:37.815
  • He's positioning youfor a miracle.
  • 00:16:37.815 --> 00:16:38.616
  • for a miracle.You know what's really
  • 00:16:38.616 --> 00:16:40.151
  • You know what's reallycool about the ark?
  • 00:16:40.151 --> 00:16:40.618
  • cool about the ark?It was called
  • 00:16:40.618 --> 00:16:41.786
  • It was calledthe Ark of the Testimony,
  • 00:16:41.786 --> 00:16:43.421
  • the Ark of the Testimony,the ark of Yahweh,
  • 00:16:43.421 --> 00:16:45.957
  • the ark of Yahweh,and the Ark of the Covenant,
  • 00:16:45.957 --> 00:16:48.192
  • and the Ark of the Covenant,and that's really cool.
  • 00:16:48.192 --> 00:16:48.960
  • and that's really cool.Because in a time
  • 00:16:48.960 --> 00:16:49.694
  • Because in a timewhen they were going
  • 00:16:49.694 --> 00:16:50.595
  • when they were goingthrough something they'd
  • 00:16:50.595 --> 00:16:51.763
  • through something they'dnever been through before.
  • 00:16:51.763 --> 00:16:52.163
  • never been through before.You hear me?
  • 00:16:52.163 --> 00:16:52.830
  • You hear me?You going through something
  • 00:16:52.830 --> 00:16:53.531
  • You going through somethingyou'd never been through before?
  • 00:16:53.531 --> 00:16:54.198
  • you'd never been through before?We all are.
  • 00:16:54.198 --> 00:16:57.035
  • We all are.We're all going through it.
  • 00:16:57.035 --> 00:16:57.635
  • We're all going through it.Be nice.
  • 00:16:57.635 --> 00:16:59.504
  • Be nice.We're all going through it.
  • 00:16:59.504 --> 00:17:01.072
  • We're all going through it.Think about it before you post.
  • 00:17:01.072 --> 00:17:02.874
  • Think about it before you post.We're all going through it.
  • 00:17:02.874 --> 00:17:04.142
  • We're all going through it.We are all going through it
  • 00:17:04.142 --> 00:17:06.544
  • We are all going through itin different ways.
  • 00:17:06.544 --> 00:17:07.645
  • in different ways.And maybe God is gonna make you
  • 00:17:07.645 --> 00:17:11.349
  • And maybe God is gonna make youa miracle for somebody else.
  • 00:17:11.349 --> 00:17:13.551
  • a miracle for somebody else.You thought about that?
  • 00:17:13.551 --> 00:17:14.452
  • You thought about that?See, because in moments
  • 00:17:14.452 --> 00:17:15.753
  • See, because in momentswhere we're going through
  • 00:17:15.753 --> 00:17:16.487
  • where we're going throughplaces we've never
  • 00:17:16.487 --> 00:17:18.689
  • places we've neverbeen through before,
  • 00:17:18.689 --> 00:17:20.491
  • been through before,it feels like God is distant.
  • 00:17:20.491 --> 00:17:22.794
  • it feels like God is distant.He isn't.
  • 00:17:22.794 --> 00:17:25.263
  • He isn't.He's showing us what
  • 00:17:25.263 --> 00:17:29.000
  • He's showing us whatcan't be cancelled.
  • 00:17:29.000 --> 00:17:29.333
  • can't be cancelled.Shutting down
  • 00:17:29.333 --> 00:17:31.302
  • Shutting downeverything right now.
  • 00:17:31.302 --> 00:17:32.970
  • everything right now.They are shutting down
  • 00:17:32.970 --> 00:17:35.373
  • They are shutting downeverything right now.
  • 00:17:35.373 --> 00:17:36.040
  • everything right now.I'm waiting on Holly
  • 00:17:36.040 --> 00:17:38.376
  • I'm waiting on Hollyto close the kitchen.
  • 00:17:38.376 --> 00:17:39.610
  • to close the kitchen.I hope she doesn't cancel
  • 00:17:39.610 --> 00:17:41.379
  • I hope she doesn't cancelthe kitchen, but I don't know.
  • 00:17:41.379 --> 00:17:42.246
  • the kitchen, but I don't know.Everything is shut.
  • 00:17:42.246 --> 00:17:43.214
  • Everything is shut.Every time I turn around,
  • 00:17:43.214 --> 00:17:44.749
  • Every time I turn around,I'm waiting to turn on my phone,
  • 00:17:44.749 --> 00:17:45.616
  • I'm waiting to turn on my phone,and it's cancelled.
  • 00:17:45.616 --> 00:17:47.085
  • and it's cancelled.Instagram told me to stay home.
  • 00:17:47.085 --> 00:17:48.719
  • Instagram told me to stay home.Everything is being canceled.
  • 00:17:48.719 --> 00:17:50.555
  • Everything is being canceled.So isn't it so cool that
  • 00:17:50.555 --> 00:17:51.522
  • So isn't it so cool thatas God is bringing them
  • 00:17:51.522 --> 00:17:53.157
  • as God is bringing themacross the Jordan,
  • 00:17:53.157 --> 00:17:55.026
  • across the Jordan,the Ark of the Covenant,
  • 00:17:55.026 --> 00:17:55.593
  • the Ark of the Covenant,that's what it's called,
  • 00:17:55.593 --> 00:17:56.127
  • that's what it's called,the Covenant.
  • 00:17:56.127 --> 00:17:58.029
  • the Covenant.That's not your agreement
  • 00:17:58.029 --> 00:17:58.596
  • That's not your agreementwith God,
  • 00:17:58.596 --> 00:18:00.665
  • with God,that's God's agreement with you.
  • 00:18:00.665 --> 00:18:01.966
  • that's God's agreement with you.Let's be honest.
  • 00:18:01.966 --> 00:18:03.000
  • Let's be honest.If it was dependent on the first
  • 00:18:03.000 --> 00:18:06.637
  • If it was dependent on the firstone, if it was dependent on you,
  • 00:18:06.637 --> 00:18:08.306
  • one, if it was dependent on you,you wouldn't get through.
  • 00:18:08.306 --> 00:18:09.740
  • you wouldn't get through.If it was dependent on me
  • 00:18:09.740 --> 00:18:10.741
  • If it was dependent on meto have perfect faith,
  • 00:18:10.741 --> 00:18:11.709
  • to have perfect faith,I wouldn't make it through.
  • 00:18:11.709 --> 00:18:13.711
  • I wouldn't make it through.But, I'm so grateful
  • 00:18:13.711 --> 00:18:14.779
  • But, I'm so gratefulthat when I'm going through
  • 00:18:14.779 --> 00:18:16.481
  • that when I'm going throughwhat I can't understand,
  • 00:18:16.481 --> 00:18:16.848
  • what I can't understand,what I've never
  • 00:18:16.848 --> 00:18:17.782
  • what I've neverbeen through before,
  • 00:18:17.782 --> 00:18:18.916
  • been through before,God gives me something
  • 00:18:18.916 --> 00:18:20.218
  • God gives me somethingto look at that represents
  • 00:18:20.218 --> 00:18:23.087
  • to look at that representswhat cannot be taken away.
  • 00:18:23.087 --> 00:18:25.590
  • what cannot be taken away.His oath, His covenant,
  • 00:18:25.590 --> 00:18:26.924
  • His oath, His covenant,His blood, watch this,
  • 00:18:26.924 --> 00:18:27.859
  • His blood, watch this,support me in
  • 00:18:27.859 --> 00:18:29.026
  • support me inthe whelming flood.
  • 00:18:29.026 --> 00:18:30.128
  • the whelming flood.That's the old hymn
  • 00:18:30.128 --> 00:18:31.129
  • That's the old hymnfrom the Methodist church.
  • 00:18:31.129 --> 00:18:32.196
  • from the Methodist church.You know what I found myself
  • 00:18:32.196 --> 00:18:33.464
  • You know what I found myselfdoing the other day?
  • 00:18:33.464 --> 00:18:34.732
  • doing the other day?I found myself breaking out
  • 00:18:34.732 --> 00:18:37.802
  • I found myself breaking outthe ark, the old stuff,
  • 00:18:37.802 --> 00:18:39.337
  • the ark, the old stuff,the old hymns.
  • 00:18:39.337 --> 00:18:40.605
  • the old hymns.I started quoting hymns around
  • 00:18:40.605 --> 00:18:41.973
  • I started quoting hymns aroundmy house the other day.
  • 00:18:41.973 --> 00:18:42.773
  • my house the other day.Some of us, we're going
  • 00:18:42.773 --> 00:18:45.042
  • Some of us, we're goingthrough a new thing,
  • 00:18:45.042 --> 00:18:45.910
  • through a new thing,so we need to break out
  • 00:18:45.910 --> 00:18:47.411
  • so we need to break outthe old stuff.
  • 00:18:47.411 --> 00:18:48.279
  • the old stuff.You have not prayed
  • 00:18:48.279 --> 00:18:49.547
  • You have not prayedin three months.
  • 00:18:49.547 --> 00:18:50.414
  • in three months.You might wanna pray
  • 00:18:50.414 --> 00:18:51.916
  • You might wanna praya little bit right now.
  • 00:18:51.916 --> 00:18:52.717
  • a little bit right now.You have not been
  • 00:18:52.717 --> 00:18:54.152
  • You have not beenvery grateful lately.
  • 00:18:54.152 --> 00:18:55.653
  • very grateful lately.Now would be a good time
  • 00:18:55.653 --> 00:18:56.821
  • Now would be a good timeto bless the Lord.
  • 00:18:56.821 --> 00:18:57.955
  • to bless the Lord.Now would be a good time
  • 00:18:57.955 --> 00:18:59.123
  • Now would be a good timefor Martin Luther to come
  • 00:18:59.123 --> 00:19:00.691
  • for Martin Luther to cometo Elevation Church.
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  • to Elevation Church."A mighty fortress is our God,
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  • "A mighty fortress is our God,a bulwark."
  • 00:19:04.328 --> 00:19:04.762
  • a bulwark."What?
  • 00:19:04.762 --> 00:19:05.363
  • What?A bulwark?
  • 00:19:05.363 --> 00:19:06.097
  • A bulwark?You hadn't talked about
  • 00:19:06.097 --> 00:19:07.465
  • You hadn't talked aboutbulwarks in a long time.
  • 00:19:07.465 --> 00:19:08.499
  • bulwarks in a long time.Well, I need a bulwark
  • 00:19:08.499 --> 00:19:09.467
  • Well, I need a bulwarkright now.
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  • right now.I'm fighting a big devil.
  • 00:19:11.035 --> 00:19:12.670
  • I'm fighting a big devil.I need a mighty fortress.
  • 00:19:12.670 --> 00:19:14.238
  • I need a mighty fortress.I need a safe place.
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  • I need a safe place.I need a shelter.
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  • I need a shelter.God is with me.
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  • God is with me.And "Joshua told the people,"
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  • And "Joshua told the people,"verse five,
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  • verse five,"Consecrate yourselves."
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  • "Consecrate yourselves."Watch this verse.
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  • Watch this verse.This is the whole thing,
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  • This is the whole thing,all right.
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  • all right.Y'all thought I was preaching?
  • 00:19:28.119 --> 00:19:29.453
  • Y'all thought I was preaching?I wasn't preaching yet.
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  • I wasn't preaching yet.This is the sermon.
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  • This is the sermon."Consecrate yourselves,"
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  • "Consecrate yourselves,"that's your part.
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  • that's your part.Not isolation, consecration.
  • 00:19:38.930 --> 00:19:39.530
  • Not isolation, consecration.It's just all in
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  • It's just all inhow you look at it.
  • 00:19:42.333 --> 00:19:43.067
  • how you look at it.I wonder what God is preparing
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  • I wonder what God is preparingus for right now.
  • 00:19:45.503 --> 00:19:48.606
  • us for right now.I wonder what He is mending,
  • 00:19:48.606 --> 00:19:50.241
  • I wonder what He is mending,like He mended Peter's nets
  • 00:19:50.241 --> 00:19:53.344
  • like He mended Peter's netsafter he stopped fishing.
  • 00:19:53.344 --> 00:19:54.111
  • after he stopped fishing.In those moments,
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  • In those moments,God is mending.
  • 00:19:56.113 --> 00:19:56.914
  • God is mending.I wonder what He is mending
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  • I wonder what He is mendingin our hearts in this moment,
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  • in our hearts in this moment,when we just stop for a minute,
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  • when we just stop for a minute,to be still and know He is God,
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  • to be still and know He is God,and He'll be exalted
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  • and He'll be exaltedabove the heavens.
  • 00:20:03.421 --> 00:20:04.088
  • above the heavens.Horse and his rider,
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  • Horse and his rider,are thrown into the sea.
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  • are thrown into the sea.All the old stuff comes back
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  • All the old stuff comes backand see, here it comes.
  • 00:20:09.227 --> 00:20:10.795
  • and see, here it comes.It's the convergence of what God
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  • It's the convergence of what Godhas done, what He will do.
  • 00:20:14.865 --> 00:20:15.433
  • has done, what He will do.But it's all found
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  • But it's all foundin His presence.
  • 00:20:17.868 --> 00:20:19.704
  • in His presence.Presence, presence, presence.
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  • Presence, presence, presence."Consecrate yourselves,"
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  • "Consecrate yourselves,"give me the verse,
  • 00:20:22.506 --> 00:20:25.376
  • give me the verse,"for tomorrow the LORD will do
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  • "for tomorrow the LORD will doamazing things among you."
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  • amazing things among you."You see how clear that is?
  • 00:20:31.148 --> 00:20:35.419
  • You see how clear that is?In that verse, God's got a job,
  • 00:20:35.419 --> 00:20:38.956
  • In that verse, God's got a job,and you've got a job.
  • 00:20:38.956 --> 00:20:41.158
  • and you've got a job.You see that word tomorrow?
  • 00:20:41.158 --> 00:20:43.861
  • You see that word tomorrow?That's on God's job description.
  • 00:20:43.861 --> 00:20:45.930
  • That's on God's job description.You see it in the scripture?
  • 00:20:45.930 --> 00:20:47.698
  • You see it in the scripture?Put it in the chat.
  • 00:20:47.698 --> 00:20:49.200
  • Put it in the chat.I need you to say this.
  • 00:20:49.200 --> 00:20:50.768
  • I need you to say this.I need you say it.
  • 00:20:50.768 --> 00:20:52.737
  • I need you say it.Tomorrow is God's job.
  • 00:20:52.737 --> 00:20:54.038
  • Tomorrow is God's job.Tomorrow is God's job.
  • 00:20:54.038 --> 00:20:55.339
  • Tomorrow is God's job.So here's what we have to do.
  • 00:20:55.339 --> 00:20:56.907
  • So here's what we have to do.We have to trust God with
  • 00:20:56.907 --> 00:20:59.243
  • We have to trust God withtomorrow's problems,
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  • tomorrow's problems,and embrace today's process.
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  • and embrace today's process.Consecrate yourselves.
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  • Consecrate yourselves.That's today's process.
  • 00:21:04.849 --> 00:21:06.450
  • That's today's process.That's cleansing.
  • 00:21:06.450 --> 00:21:08.319
  • That's cleansing.That's setting apart.
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  • That's setting apart.That's knowing He is God.
  • 00:21:10.621 --> 00:21:11.422
  • That's knowing He is God.That's devotion.
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  • That's devotion.That's this.
  • 00:21:11.922 --> 00:21:12.990
  • That's this.That's like,
  • 00:21:12.990 --> 00:21:14.792
  • That's like,I'm not gonna stop coming to
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  • I'm not gonna stop coming tochurch just because I can't
  • 00:21:16.827 --> 00:21:19.130
  • church just because I can'tphysically get there.
  • 00:21:19.130 --> 00:21:19.730
  • physically get there.In fact, I'm gonna
  • 00:21:19.730 --> 00:21:20.931
  • In fact, I'm gonnause this time,
  • 00:21:20.931 --> 00:21:21.532
  • use this time,I'm gonna start sharing
  • 00:21:21.532 --> 00:21:22.566
  • I'm gonna start sharingthe gospel more with people.
  • 00:21:22.566 --> 00:21:23.567
  • the gospel more with people.I'm gonna make the devil so mad
  • 00:21:23.567 --> 00:21:24.402
  • I'm gonna make the devil so madhe's gonna have to
  • 00:21:24.402 --> 00:21:26.203
  • he's gonna have tolet me out the house.
  • 00:21:26.203 --> 00:21:27.171
  • let me out the house.I'm gonna start forwarding every
  • 00:21:27.171 --> 00:21:29.774
  • I'm gonna start forwarding everyclip, every sermon, every song.
  • 00:21:29.774 --> 00:21:30.908
  • clip, every sermon, every song.We put this song out the other
  • 00:21:30.908 --> 00:21:33.110
  • We put this song out the otherday called "The Blessing."
  • 00:21:33.110 --> 00:21:34.145
  • day called "The Blessing."And the reason we put it out
  • 00:21:34.145 --> 00:21:35.813
  • And the reason we put it outis because you know,
  • 00:21:35.813 --> 00:21:37.782
  • is because you know,God gave us this song,
  • 00:21:37.782 --> 00:21:38.416
  • God gave us this song,and I don't know
  • 00:21:38.416 --> 00:21:39.383
  • and I don't knowhow to stop the virus,
  • 00:21:39.383 --> 00:21:40.184
  • how to stop the virus,but I know how to spread
  • 00:21:40.184 --> 00:21:42.620
  • but I know how to spreadthe blessing.
  • 00:21:42.620 --> 00:21:43.521
  • the blessing.And so, I have a job,
  • 00:21:43.521 --> 00:21:44.555
  • And so, I have a job,God has a job.
  • 00:21:44.555 --> 00:21:46.023
  • God has a job.What is God's job?
  • 00:21:46.023 --> 00:21:48.826
  • What is God's job?God's job is tomorrow.
  • 00:21:48.826 --> 00:21:49.560
  • God's job is tomorrow.That's like when I went
  • 00:21:49.560 --> 00:21:50.828
  • That's like when I wentto Australia the first time.
  • 00:21:50.828 --> 00:21:52.163
  • to Australia the first time.Is anybody watching
  • 00:21:52.163 --> 00:21:53.064
  • Is anybody watchingfrom Australia right now?
  • 00:21:53.064 --> 00:21:53.998
  • from Australia right now?Yeah, I see you lighting up
  • 00:21:53.998 --> 00:21:54.632
  • Yeah, I see you lighting upthe comments.
  • 00:21:54.632 --> 00:21:56.033
  • the comments.I see you Sherryl, Eric,
  • 00:21:56.033 --> 00:21:57.268
  • I see you Sherryl, Eric,Brandon, I see you.
  • 00:21:57.268 --> 00:21:58.302
  • Brandon, I see you.I see you from the Ukraine.
  • 00:21:58.302 --> 00:21:59.603
  • I see you from the Ukraine.Tomorrow is God's job.
  • 00:21:59.603 --> 00:22:00.871
  • Tomorrow is God's job.But here's what's awesome.
  • 00:22:00.871 --> 00:22:02.373
  • But here's what's awesome.Somebody watching in Australia
  • 00:22:02.373 --> 00:22:06.010
  • Somebody watching in Australiaand it's already tomorrow.
  • 00:22:06.010 --> 00:22:07.111
  • and it's already tomorrow.It's already tomorrow.
  • 00:22:07.111 --> 00:22:07.878
  • It's already tomorrow.The first time I went
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  • The first time I wentto Australia to preach,
  • 00:22:09.213 --> 00:22:10.815
  • to Australia to preach,I got off the plane,
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  • I got off the plane,cause I was stupid,
  • 00:22:12.149 --> 00:22:13.084
  • cause I was stupid,and went straight
  • 00:22:13.084 --> 00:22:14.318
  • and went straightto the stage to preach.
  • 00:22:14.318 --> 00:22:16.187
  • to the stage to preach.But before I went to the stage,
  • 00:22:16.187 --> 00:22:18.456
  • But before I went to the stage,I landed at like 10 AM,
  • 00:22:18.456 --> 00:22:19.590
  • I landed at like 10 AM,and then I was preaching
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  • and then I was preachingat 12 PM, so I just had time
  • 00:22:21.992 --> 00:22:23.094
  • at 12 PM, so I just had timeto take a shower.
  • 00:22:23.094 --> 00:22:24.795
  • to take a shower.And just before I started
  • 00:22:24.795 --> 00:22:27.431
  • And just before I startedto head over to the arena where
  • 00:22:27.431 --> 00:22:28.933
  • to head over to the arena whereI was preaching in Sydney,
  • 00:22:28.933 --> 00:22:30.034
  • I was preaching in Sydney,I Facetimed the kids.
  • 00:22:30.034 --> 00:22:31.135
  • I Facetimed the kids.This was year ago.
  • 00:22:31.135 --> 00:22:32.403
  • This was year ago.So the kids were real little.
  • 00:22:32.403 --> 00:22:33.504
  • So the kids were real little.And I Facetimed them,
  • 00:22:33.504 --> 00:22:34.472
  • And I Facetimed them,cause my room had
  • 00:22:34.472 --> 00:22:35.573
  • cause my room hadthis beautiful view.
  • 00:22:35.573 --> 00:22:36.841
  • this beautiful view.Pastor Phil Pringle put me up
  • 00:22:36.841 --> 00:22:38.109
  • Pastor Phil Pringle put me upin this beautiful room,
  • 00:22:38.109 --> 00:22:38.743
  • in this beautiful room,and I could see
  • 00:22:38.743 --> 00:22:40.978
  • and I could seethe Sydney Harbor,
  • 00:22:40.978 --> 00:22:43.080
  • the Sydney Harbor,and I wanted the kids to see it.
  • 00:22:43.080 --> 00:22:44.348
  • and I wanted the kids to see it.And so, the sun was shining
  • 00:22:44.348 --> 00:22:47.518
  • And so, the sun was shiningso pretty over the harbor.
  • 00:22:47.518 --> 00:22:48.753
  • so pretty over the harbor.And I took a Facetime,
  • 00:22:48.753 --> 00:22:49.987
  • And I took a Facetime,and I said, "Hey, kids,
  • 00:22:49.987 --> 00:22:50.755
  • and I said, "Hey, kids,I just wanted to say
  • 00:22:50.755 --> 00:22:52.790
  • I just wanted to sayhey to you from tomorrow."
  • 00:22:52.790 --> 00:22:53.557
  • hey to you from tomorrow."And I was telling them
  • 00:22:53.557 --> 00:22:54.792
  • And I was telling themhow it's, we're across
  • 00:22:54.792 --> 00:22:56.227
  • how it's, we're acrossthe international date line.
  • 00:22:56.227 --> 00:22:57.428
  • the international date line.I was telling them how
  • 00:22:57.428 --> 00:22:59.497
  • I was telling them howwe, well it's tomorrow
  • 00:22:59.497 --> 00:23:00.164
  • we, well it's tomorrowin Australia,
  • 00:23:00.164 --> 00:23:01.132
  • in Australia,but it's night time there.
  • 00:23:01.132 --> 00:23:01.799
  • but it's night time there.And remember,
  • 00:23:01.799 --> 00:23:02.466
  • And remember,they were real little.
  • 00:23:02.466 --> 00:23:03.367
  • they were real little.And so Holly was tucking them
  • 00:23:03.367 --> 00:23:04.135
  • And so Holly was tucking theminto bed,
  • 00:23:04.135 --> 00:23:05.169
  • into bed,and they're all gathered
  • 00:23:05.169 --> 00:23:06.303
  • and they're all gatheredaround the Facetime,
  • 00:23:06.303 --> 00:23:07.037
  • around the Facetime,and everything like that.
  • 00:23:07.037 --> 00:23:08.305
  • and everything like that.I think Abby was already asleep.
  • 00:23:08.305 --> 00:23:09.273
  • I think Abby was already asleep.She was real little.
  • 00:23:09.273 --> 00:23:10.508
  • She was real little.And then Gram and Elijah.
  • 00:23:10.508 --> 00:23:11.742
  • And then Gram and Elijah.And we talked for a minute.
  • 00:23:11.742 --> 00:23:12.343
  • And we talked for a minute.I said,
  • 00:23:12.343 --> 00:23:12.977
  • I said,"I gotta go preach now."
  • 00:23:12.977 --> 00:23:13.677
  • "I gotta go preach now."And Elijah interrupted me,
  • 00:23:13.677 --> 00:23:14.311
  • And Elijah interrupted me,and he said, "Hey dad,
  • 00:23:14.311 --> 00:23:15.112
  • and he said, "Hey dad,before you go,
  • 00:23:15.112 --> 00:23:15.813
  • before you go,will you tell us
  • 00:23:15.813 --> 00:23:19.583
  • will you tell uswhat happens tomorrow?"
  • 00:23:19.583 --> 00:23:22.420
  • what happens tomorrow?"It was like he had this moment.
  • 00:23:22.420 --> 00:23:25.322
  • It was like he had this moment.You're already there.
  • 00:23:25.322 --> 00:23:27.458
  • You're already there.You're my father.
  • 00:23:27.458 --> 00:23:31.629
  • You're my father.See, I gotta let God
  • 00:23:31.629 --> 00:23:34.098
  • See, I gotta let Godbe in my tomorrow,
  • 00:23:34.098 --> 00:23:35.900
  • be in my tomorrow,and consecrate myself today.
  • 00:23:35.900 --> 00:23:37.802
  • and consecrate myself today.That's all I can do.
  • 00:23:37.802 --> 00:23:39.503
  • That's all I can do.I cannot predict the path.
  • 00:23:39.503 --> 00:23:41.639
  • I cannot predict the path.All I can do is walk in it.
  • 00:23:41.639 --> 00:23:43.407
  • All I can do is walk in it.And yet, the beauty
  • 00:23:43.407 --> 00:23:44.542
  • And yet, the beautyof the passage is this.
  • 00:23:44.542 --> 00:23:45.576
  • of the passage is this.If you will consecrate
  • 00:23:45.576 --> 00:23:46.977
  • If you will consecrateyourself today,
  • 00:23:46.977 --> 00:23:48.145
  • - Hey, it really is
  • 00:23:49.780 --> 00:23:50.247
  • - Hey, it really isa privilege
  • 00:23:50.247 --> 00:23:51.715
  • a privilegeto share God's Word with you.
  • 00:23:51.715 --> 00:23:53.117
  • to share God's Word with you.Thank you for joining me.
  • 00:23:53.117 --> 00:23:54.418
  • Thank you for joining me.But, each week we just have
  • 00:23:54.418 --> 00:23:56.020
  • But, each week we just havea little bit of time together,
  • 00:23:56.020 --> 00:23:56.687
  • a little bit of time together,and, I'd love to take
  • 00:23:56.687 --> 00:23:57.788
  • and, I'd love to takethe conversation beyond
  • 00:23:57.788 --> 00:23:59.690
  • the conversation beyondjust a TV program.
  • 00:23:59.690 --> 00:24:01.725
  • just a TV program.So, if you wanna go deeper,
  • 00:24:01.725 --> 00:24:02.326
  • So, if you wanna go deeper,if you wanna connect
  • 00:24:02.326 --> 00:24:03.694
  • you can call or go online,
  • 00:24:04.762 --> 00:24:06.263
  • you can call or go online,right now, and request
  • 00:24:06.263 --> 00:24:07.331
  • right now, and requestexclusive resources
  • 00:24:07.331 --> 00:24:09.066
  • exclusive resourcesfrom today's message.
  • 00:24:09.066 --> 00:24:10.401
  • from today's message.We'll make them available to you
  • 00:24:10.401 --> 00:24:11.802
  • We'll make them available to youwith your gift of any amount
  • 00:24:11.802 --> 00:24:12.703
  • with your gift of any amountto the ministry.
  • 00:24:12.703 --> 00:24:13.871
  • to the ministry.But, I wanna tell you about
  • 00:24:13.871 --> 00:24:15.105
  • But, I wanna tell you aboutsomething else, too.
  • 00:24:15.105 --> 00:24:18.042
  • something else, too.Live, every single Sunday,
  • 00:24:18.042 --> 00:24:19.577
  • Live, every single Sunday,we broadcast a message
  • 00:24:19.577 --> 00:24:20.678
  • we broadcast a messagefrom Elevation Church;
  • 00:24:20.678 --> 00:24:22.279
  • from Elevation Church;the church where I pastor.
  • 00:24:22.279 --> 00:24:23.547
  • the church where I pastor.And so, you can tune in,
  • 00:24:23.547 --> 00:24:24.715
  • And so, you can tune in,worship with us,
  • 00:24:24.715 --> 00:24:25.416
  • worship with us,hear a message,
  • 00:24:25.416 --> 00:24:27.117
  • hear a message,experience the ministry,
  • 00:24:27.117 --> 00:24:28.486
  • experience the ministry,live, as it happens.
  • 00:24:28.486 --> 00:24:29.787
  • live, as it happens.And, what's even better,
  • 00:24:29.787 --> 00:24:30.588
  • And, what's even better,you can connect with
  • 00:24:30.588 --> 00:24:31.555
  • you can connect witha community of people
  • 00:24:31.555 --> 00:24:33.190
  • we call it "E-Fam".
  • 00:24:34.558 --> 00:24:35.826
  • we call it "E-Fam".'E', like Elevation,
  • 00:24:35.826 --> 00:24:37.194
  • 'E', like Elevation,'E', like extended --
  • 00:24:37.194 --> 00:24:37.728
  • 'E', like extended --it means a lotta
  • 00:24:37.728 --> 00:24:38.929
  • it means a lottadifferent things.
  • 00:24:38.929 --> 00:24:40.197
  • different things.But, it's just our way,
  • 00:24:40.197 --> 00:24:41.499
  • But, it's just our way,to connect with you
  • 00:24:41.499 --> 00:24:43.000
  • to connect with youbeyond this broadcast.
  • 00:24:43.000 --> 00:24:44.068
  • beyond this broadcast.I would love for you
  • 00:24:44.068 --> 00:24:45.135
  • I would love for youto join us, live,
  • 00:24:45.135 --> 00:24:46.136
  • to join us, live,this weekend.
  • 00:24:46.136 --> 00:24:47.171
  • this weekend.And, you can go online:
  • 00:24:47.171 --> 00:24:50.708
  • And, you can go online:StevenFurtick.com/Live.
  • 00:24:50.708 --> 00:24:52.910
  • StevenFurtick.com/Live.Don't forget the "slash Live";
  • 00:24:52.910 --> 00:24:54.245
  • Don't forget the "slash Live";it will take you directly
  • 00:24:54.245 --> 00:24:56.447
  • it will take you directlyto the details and the times,
  • 00:24:56.447 --> 00:24:58.582
  • to the details and the times,so do it now, visit the website.
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  • - What if normal
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  • - What if normalisn't something to get back to?
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  • isn't something to get back to?What if normal
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  • What if normalis something
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  • is somethingto look forward to?
  • 00:25:11.028 --> 00:25:12.997
  • to look forward to?Why would we serve a God
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  • Why would we serve a Godwho is defined resurrection,
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  • who is defined resurrection,new beginnings,
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  • new beginnings,and think that the whole goal
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  • and think that the whole goalis to get back to something
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  • is to get back to somethingthat we knew before?
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  • that we knew before?Just because I have never
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  • Just because I have neverknown it doesn't mean
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  • known it doesn't meanit's not normal.
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  • it's not normal.You mean it can be normal
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  • You mean it can be normalfor me to have a heart
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  • for me to have a heartthat is at peace.
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  • that is at peace.Yes!
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  • Yes!Yes!
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  • Yes!That's how
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  • That's howit's supposed to be.
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  • it's supposed to be.You are supposed to have peace
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  • You are supposed to have peacein the middle of the storm.
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  • in the middle of the storm.Jesus did.
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  • Jesus did.But God cannot bring change
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  • But God cannot bring changewhile we hold to comfort.
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  • while we hold to comfort.There is a new normal.
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  • There is a new normal.There is a better you,
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  • There is a better you,a truer you, a real you.
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  • a truer you, a real you.The patterns of this world
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  • The patterns of this worldare just pretend.
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  • are just pretend.It is not real.
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  • It is not real.There is a peace
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  • There is a peacethat comes from above.
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  • that comes from above.There is a wisdom that whispers
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  • There is a wisdom that whispersand it doesn't shout.
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  • and it doesn't shout.And God said, "I'm not trying
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  • And God said, "I'm not tryingto get you back to normal.
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  • to get you back to normal.I'm trying
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  • I'm tryingto bring you into it."
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  • - It's hard to let go
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  • of what you've been holding
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  • onto even when it's not working,
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  • but God has a new normal
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  • for you to look forward to.
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  • Call today to get your copy
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  • of "Looking Forward to Normal,"
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  • and learn how to embrace
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  • what's next instead of worrying
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  • - ♪ Everything's possible ♪
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  • ♪ By the power ♪
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  • ♪ Of the Holy Ghost ♪
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  • ♪ A new wind ♪
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  • ♪ Breaking my heart ♪
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  • ♪ Of stone ♪
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  • ♪ Taking over ♪
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  • ♪ Like it's Jericho ♪
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  • ♪ And my walls ♪
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  • ♪ Are all crashing down ♪
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  • ♪ 'Cause right now ♪
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  • ♪ I know You're able ♪
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  • ♪ And my God ♪
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  • ♪ Come through again ♪
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  • ♪ You can do-do-do ♪
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  • ♪ You can do all things ♪
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  • ♪ but fail ♪
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  • ♪ 'Cause You've never ♪
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  • ♪ Lost a battle ♪
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  • ♪ No, You've never ♪
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  • ♪ Lost a battle ♪
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  • ♪ And I know, I know ♪
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