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Discernment

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March 2, 2020
26:00

Shawn Bolz teaches viewers how to hear from God; participate in the prophetic; and avoid the common pitfalls and misconceptions related to the prophetic ministry.

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  • When I teach about translatingGod and hearing God's voice,
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  • we always have to talk aboutdiscernment because when God
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  • brings revelation to usit causes us to discern
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  • his heart forsomeone or something,
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  • even if we see negative abouta person or a situation,
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  • revelation causes usto see their potential
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  • of what God can and wants to do.
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  • As a Christian, wecan often discern
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  • in our spirit whatpeople are not.
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  • But when we see past whatthey are not and into what
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  • they are or what they're not yet
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  • that's when we knowwe're getting revelation
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  • which is a step pastour discernment.
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  • Humanity is hardwiredfor discernment.
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  • We're born with intuitionand God gaveernment
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  • isn't necessarily aprophetic message.
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  • But it is something that'sdiscerned that helps
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  • you to haveconversation with God.
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  • discernment as aconversationervice
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  • and a friend of mine wasthere and I looked over at him
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  • and I just knew in my spirit,
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  • I discerned thathe was struggling
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  • with some sort ofpornography in his life.
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  • I don't know how I knew that.
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  • I just knew it but Ibegan to pray for him
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  • the old me would havejust gone up to him
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  • and said do you havepornography in your life
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  • God wants to convictyou or whatever
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  • but I wanted to walk with God
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  • in the sense of "God whyare you showing me this?"
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  • He said, "because I want someoneto pray with me for him."
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  • So I didn't have any confirmproof or any hardcore facts.
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  • But I knew something was goingon in the spirit in his life.
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  • So I began to pray for hismarriage, pray for his heart,
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  • pray for sexuality, all oftho must have been three up te
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  • or four months later andhe sat next to me said
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  • "hey, I'm going throughsuch a hard time.
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  • "Can I share somethings with you?"
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  • And I said, "absolutely"and he shared
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  • with me I have pornography.
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  • My marriage is on its last legwe're going through so much.
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  • And he said, "Yeah," andI said, God told me about
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  • three months ago or showedme through discernment
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  • that you werestruggling with this.
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  • And I knew it I'vebeen praying for you.
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  • And he started to crybecause he realized,
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  • God put me on your heart andyou didn't love me the last.
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  • You actually loved mejust as much or even more
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  • and you've been prayingfor me like how good is God
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  • I can't believe thatGod had you praying
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  • for me and you knew this?
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  • And you didn't treat me anydifferently that's amazing.
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  • And he actually went througha healing and press into God
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  • because of how I treatedhim in that moment.
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  • He felt the love of afather or the love of God.
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  • And I just feel like so many
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  • of the discernment'swe get are really
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  • prayer starters notconversation starters.
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  • But so many of the christiansin the church today
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  • have used discernment which Icall the lowlands of prophecy.
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  • 'cause it's not realprophecy just discernment
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  • I know something that aperson is not doing right
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  • or I know something thata city is not doing right.
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  • So I'm gonna prophesiedbased on that.
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  • And it really doesn'tcome with a counselor,
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  • the wisdom or thefriendship of God.
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  • When we look at therole of the Holy Spirit
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  • his friend, Counselor,comforter coach
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  • these kinds of names weregiven to him in the bible.
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  • And that's how prophecyshould feel like,
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  • It should feel likeyour friend came to you
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  • and had a conversation with you.
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  • A coach came tomake you do better.
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  • A comforter camewhen you're going
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  • through a painful experience.
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  • It shouldn't feel like acondemnation or a shame giver
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  • or anything elseexcept for love.
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  • When we understandthat will separate
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  • our moments of discernmentfrom our moments prophecy.
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  • I grew up in a culturewhere discernment
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  • was the highlightedgift of prophecy.
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  • Meaning peoplewould discern things
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  • but they never givethe resolution points
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  • or what God wanted theywould just give information.
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  • It would be like me goingup to that young man
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  • and prophesied to him thathe had sin in his life
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  • and pornography and noone had prayed with him,
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  • or he'd not gonethrough a process
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  • or he didn't wantto change that.
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  • It would have been the wrongtime and the wrong situation
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  • God gave it to me forfriendship not because he wanted
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  • to deal with it in that moment,
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  • because that youngman wasn't ready yet.
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  • So many people havegiven words over cities,
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  • their cities like Los Angeles,
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  • where I live or LasVegas or other places
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  • that are considered justan abomination to God
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  • and a lot of Christians heartsand yet their actual places
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  • where God has redemptive purpose
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  • and they're so beautiful ifyou see him with God's eyes.
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  • There's so much potential ifyou see him with God's promise,
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  • and that's howwe're called to see.
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  • discernment willalways show you what
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  • man's not doing or whatthe enemy is doing.
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  • But prophecy shows you whatGod thinks in the midst of all
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  • those equations evenwhen there on the table.
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  • So I remember going down to Peru
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  • at one point and it wassuch a beautiful trip.
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  • I met with a small church thereand did some missions work
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  • came back home and afew maybe months later,
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  • maybe 10 months later Ihad this strong spiritual
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  • impression and myspirit was praying,
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  • I was even praying for Perujust came to me that there was
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  • gonna be an earthquakebut that God wanted
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  • to give them a blessingto the earthquake
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  • that no one was going to die.
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  • But he wanted togive them a blessing
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  • and a warning that theyneeded to stay away
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  • from the churchon a certain date.
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  • And this is huge canyou imagine giving some
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  • of the dates and there'sgonna be an earthquake there,
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  • that it wasn't thejudgment of God,
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  • but that this was gonnahappen because the earth is,
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  • you know groaning intravail or whatever.
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  • And that when this earthquakehappen if they got insurance,
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  • that they would be able torebuild with great finance
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  • and great purpose andso I called him up
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  • and I said I know there'smany churches in the area.
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  • And I want to encourageyou to give us as many
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  • of you believewould receive this
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  • but I feel like there's gonnabe an earthquake on this date.
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  • It's gonna be over one of thesethree days it was a pretty
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  • epic earthquake is goingto happen and I believe
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  • it's gonna do buildingdamage but not life damage.
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  • And I feel like you guyshave an opportunity to buy
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  • insurance and this was thefirst season that people
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  • could buy business insurancefor their buildings
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  • in Peru in thispart of the city.
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  • And so they all bought insurance
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  • He believed me because ofeverything that had happened
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  • in the church wasso profound to him
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  • that he believed thisword when I call them.
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  • And it was so amazing'cause on that day
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  • they did a citywide day of prayer
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  • and fasting for 12hours out and someone
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  • did a full retreatout in the mountains.
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  • And they all left their churches
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  • they told the businesses let'sall do this prayer thing.
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  • And they had businessesaround the block around
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  • the church by insuranceother churches
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  • in the area bought insuranceand that day of course,
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  • the earthquake hitsI was so shocked,
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  • so stunned by Godthat he would show me
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  • and give them a warningout of his love.
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  • And they had bought insurance.
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  • And when I went back to thechurch you guys two years later
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  • it was the most beautifulbuilding I've ever been to.
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  • I was not sure any Americanchurch I've been to,
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  • it was several storiestall it was all glass,
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  • just beautiful and they wereable to pay for it cash.
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  • And it was amazing theywere able to have no debt
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  • on the church buildingat all and also help
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  • other places in the city build.
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  • I remember just goingGod you're so good.
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  • Most of us think of prophecy.
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  • We think of prophecy in thecontext of old testament
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  • of I'm gonna judge thisbecause you haven't done this,
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  • Las Vegas your Sin Cityso I'm gonna judge you
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  • versus Las Vegas here'sthe redemptive plan
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  • I have on you still,even though you fallen
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  • short here, this ismy dream for you.
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  • This is my capacitybefore you were formed,
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  • I dreamed of you for this andthat's what prophecy does.
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  • It calls forth theredemptive purpose of God
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  • in the midst of somethingthat is very easy
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  • to see what's wrong with it.
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  • But it's very hard to see whatGod says is right with it.
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  • This is what I'm gonna challengeyou to do is if you have
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  • a negative perspective,on the way you discern
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  • or think take that negativitydon't just stop it down
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  • somewhere process itwith the Holy Spirit
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  • and say "God, this is howI feel about this person
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  • or this situationhow do you feel?"
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  • and allow God time to showyou something different?
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  • Because that's what we'lltake into a conversation
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  • that bringsempowered information
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  • that turns into aprophetic conversation.
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  • I love discovering howthe prophetic works
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  • even with your friends and thisis my friend Chris Bennett.
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  • We've been friends fora couple years now.
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  • And I met you you were asenior pastor with your wife,
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  • and even moving to LosAngeles from Norman
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  • Oklahoma, where theywere senior pastors.
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  • And I was a little bit ofpart of that because you came
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  • to my church serviceone sunday morning.
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  • And we've been friends for awhile, but you came in you said
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  • we're thinking about somethings we're really praying
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  • into some things will you praywith us and let's talk about
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  • this for a minute Takeme on the journey.
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  • - So before I gothere if I back up,
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  • it really started about ayear and a half earlier,
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  • you invite us to bea part of a gathering
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  • that with a bunch of leadersand during that time,
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  • there were severalprophetic words we received
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  • that didn't connect and youknow I see so many times
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  • that prophetic wordsfeel like puzzle pieces,
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  • that when they connectthat makes a lot of sense
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  • but when they're disconnectedit didn't resonate as much.
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  • And I remember I had this very,very profound dream that I
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  • knew was significant I'venever been much of a dreamer.
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  • But in this season of my lifeit was one of the primary ways
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  • God was speaking tome and in this dream,
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  • I was on a 90 minute VIPtour of a luxury yacht.
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  • And I remember walking on tothe yacht and there was a panel
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  • set up there's LeonardoDiCaprio there was Heidi Klum
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  • and then there was somelady it was involved
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  • in some type of christian media.
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  • And I went fromobserving this panel
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  • actually being on thepanel, I was standing up
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  • and I was teaching and therewas a group of students
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  • somewhere, actresses andactors and they were taking
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  • copious notes as I was speakingand woke up from that dream,
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  • didn't know whatit meant but I knew
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  • it was significantand have a friend
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  • that does dreaminterpretation in Scotland.
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  • And so I sent himthis and I said hey,
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  • I've no idea whatthis is all about.
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  • And this is whenlike you mentioned,
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  • we were in Norman Oklahoma,LA was never even on our grid
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  • we had dreams of mediaand arts and entertainment
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  • but didn't knowwhat to do with it.
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  • And his interpretationcame back and he said
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  • this is about the fruitionof your calling to influence
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  • people of influence and filmand television in Hollywood.
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  • And he said you're calledto help them to bring
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  • the kingdom and very specificthings and it resonated
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  • with me but again we'rein Norman, Oklahoma.
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  • So if you fast forwardis about a week later,
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  • my oldest son bows andartists was invited to a--
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  • - An incredible artist, likewildly incredible artist.
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  • - Thanks and he was invitedto school in Pasadena.
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  • christian art schooland my wife went
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  • for a couple weeksI came for one week.
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  • And in my one week thatwas there was like,
  • 00:08:51.220 --> 00:08:53.089
  • all the puzzle pieces thatdidn't connect began to connect.
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  • And it was so acceleratedbecause in our mind we thought,
  • 00:08:55.925 --> 00:08:58.961
  • we're gonna be leadingthis church that we love
  • 00:08:58.961 --> 00:09:01.163
  • that we started and beenthere 10 years we thought,
  • 00:09:01.163 --> 00:09:03.366
  • we're gonna be therethe rest of our life.
  • 00:09:03.366 --> 00:09:04.600
  • But God use theseprophetic words
  • 00:09:04.600 --> 00:09:05.935
  • to accelerate thesepromises in our hearts.
  • 00:09:05.935 --> 00:09:08.037
  • So it was that sundaythe end of my trip in LA,
  • 00:09:08.037 --> 00:09:11.073
  • last summer in June, that Ishowed up at expression 58
  • 00:09:11.073 --> 00:09:14.977
  • you were preaching wego back to your office.
  • 00:09:14.977 --> 00:09:18.014
  • And I remember you sayingwell what's going on?
  • 00:09:18.014 --> 00:09:19.649
  • And I'm sitting here thinking
  • 00:09:19.649 --> 00:09:21.083
  • no you tell me what's goingon You're the Prophet?
  • 00:09:21.083 --> 00:09:22.118
  • (laughing)
  • 00:09:22.118 --> 00:09:23.352
  • You tell me what'sgoing on cause I had
  • 00:09:23.352 --> 00:09:24.854
  • a lot of questions that Ididn't set it up at all.
  • 00:09:24.854 --> 00:09:26.656
  • And I had my son Bowsitting next to me.
  • 00:09:26.656 --> 00:09:28.858
  • - And he was a dream heknew your dream from before
  • 00:09:28.858 --> 00:09:31.127
  • - He was aware of thedream and the word that you
  • 00:09:31.127 --> 00:09:34.296
  • gave you said "Isee a large boat".
  • 00:09:34.296 --> 00:09:36.766
  • You described almostlike Noah's Ark.
  • 00:09:36.766 --> 00:09:38.467
  • You said, "I seelike you've been
  • 00:09:38.467 --> 00:09:39.769
  • laboring really hardbuilding this boat.
  • 00:09:39.769 --> 00:09:41.937
  • And you thoughtboat was for you.
  • 00:09:41.937 --> 00:09:43.639
  • But you said "the boat wasactually for other people."
  • 00:09:43.639 --> 00:09:45.408
  • He said "but it was asyou stepped off that boat
  • 00:09:45.408 --> 00:09:47.476
  • "you turned around and therewas a luxury boat behind you,
  • 00:09:47.476 --> 00:09:50.713
  • "that you were actuallycalled the step onto."
  • 00:09:50.713 --> 00:09:52.515
  • And when you saidthat I remember
  • 00:09:52.515 --> 00:09:53.983
  • my eyes welled up with tearsI looked over my son bow
  • 00:09:53.983 --> 00:09:56.786
  • and he just started laughing.
  • 00:09:56.786 --> 00:09:58.421
  • And it was in thatmoment that everything
  • 00:09:58.421 --> 00:10:00.589
  • connected that God we'renot making this thing.
  • 00:10:00.589 --> 00:10:02.958
  • This is actuallysomething you're drawing
  • 00:10:02.958 --> 00:10:04.593
  • and calling her family into.
  • 00:10:04.593 --> 00:10:06.128
  • - Why do you start tellingme one thing you remember
  • 00:10:06.128 --> 00:10:07.430
  • maybe to Los Angelesat that point you said
  • 00:10:07.430 --> 00:10:09.732
  • this kind of direction we have.
  • 00:10:09.732 --> 00:10:11.000
  • And I remember beingshocked just because
  • 00:10:11.000 --> 00:10:12.501
  • I knew your storyin Norman Oklahoma.
  • 00:10:12.501 --> 00:10:14.103
  • You love Norman youlove the people so well.
  • 00:10:14.103 --> 00:10:16.806
  • And I remember praying foryou and when I prayed for you
  • 00:10:16.806 --> 00:10:19.275
  • I remember this is propheticnot just in the sense
  • 00:10:19.275 --> 00:10:21.877
  • of like a kind of wisdomfor where you're at.
  • 00:10:21.877 --> 00:10:23.846
  • There's a prophecy inthis then you kind of told
  • 00:10:23.846 --> 00:10:25.848
  • the prophecy which is wefeel like we're supposed
  • 00:10:25.848 --> 00:10:27.316
  • to come to LA and there'ssome confirmation this
  • 00:10:27.316 --> 00:10:29.719
  • and Julie your wife hadalready heard from God.
  • 00:10:29.719 --> 00:10:31.620
  • - Of course.- To come.
  • 00:10:31.620 --> 00:10:33.089
  • - She was already before me
  • 00:10:33.089 --> 00:10:34.657
  • - A week ahead of you but itmade sense when you put all
  • 00:10:34.657 --> 00:10:37.927
  • the pieces together you started
  • 00:10:37.927 --> 00:10:39.128
  • telling me all thepieces into an observer.
  • 00:10:39.128 --> 00:10:41.097
  • I love that aboutfriendship as an observer
  • 00:10:41.097 --> 00:10:43.165
  • I could hear thedifferent people
  • 00:10:43.165 --> 00:10:45.034
  • you've been involvedwith all these years.
  • 00:10:45.034 --> 00:10:46.836
  • Who are in Hollywoodor in production
  • 00:10:46.836 --> 00:10:49.371
  • or in music and all these places
  • 00:10:49.371 --> 00:10:51.006
  • like you're so well connectedbut you never saw yourself
  • 00:10:51.006 --> 00:10:54.009
  • taking that pastoral ministryand actually being in the same
  • 00:10:54.009 --> 00:10:57.246
  • place of influence inthese kinds of industries
  • 00:10:57.246 --> 00:10:59.115
  • And it's workedout so beautifully.
  • 00:10:59.115 --> 00:11:00.282
  • I know there'sstill waiting time.
  • 00:11:00.282 --> 00:11:01.851
  • But it's workedout so beautifully
  • 00:11:01.851 --> 00:11:03.385
  • as far as that influencetransferring tothis kind of sphere
  • 00:11:03.385 --> 00:11:05.688
  • of creativity what'shappening now?
  • 00:11:05.688 --> 00:11:07.757
  • - It's such a significant word
  • 00:11:07.757 --> 00:11:09.825
  • that we got backand went through,
  • 00:11:09.825 --> 00:11:11.627
  • met with our elders went through
  • 00:11:11.627 --> 00:11:13.129
  • a transition in two monthsof handing our church over.
  • 00:11:13.129 --> 00:11:16.532
  • - And today is a specialday because Chris and Julie,
  • 00:11:16.532 --> 00:11:19.835
  • have been sent off to LA bymyself and the Doug Fector
  • 00:11:19.835 --> 00:11:24.240
  • we are gonna be setin as new elders.
  • 00:11:24.240 --> 00:11:26.275
  • We just want to thankyou all for your patience
  • 00:11:26.275 --> 00:11:28.511
  • and embrace as we walkthrough this process.
  • 00:11:28.511 --> 00:11:31.213
  • We have so muchto celebrate God.
  • 00:11:31.213 --> 00:11:32.982
  • For Today is our day Amen,lets give God a hand.
  • 00:11:32.982 --> 00:11:36.118
  • (congregation) (clapping)
  • 00:11:36.118 --> 00:11:37.620
  • - It was done beautifullythe church is thriving,
  • 00:11:37.620 --> 00:11:39.321
  • our church was able to actually
  • 00:11:39.321 --> 00:11:40.689
  • send us out likemissionaries to Hollywood.
  • 00:11:40.689 --> 00:11:42.992
  • The reason we can't leavewith so much hope and joy
  • 00:11:42.992 --> 00:11:45.928
  • is because of this good man
  • 00:11:45.928 --> 00:11:47.663
  • and because God hasraised (mumbles)
  • 00:11:47.663 --> 00:11:49.632
  • This is like easy its hardbuts its easy for us to leave.
  • 00:11:49.632 --> 00:11:53.536
  • And I just wanna say I love you
  • 00:11:53.536 --> 00:11:54.904
  • and trust you this workand this partnership
  • 00:11:54.904 --> 00:11:57.106
  • is going to continue am soexcited to see you that's all.
  • 00:11:57.106 --> 00:12:01.177
  • (congregation) (claps)(inspirational music)
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  • - Then the kidsyou guys come on up
  • 00:12:08.951 --> 00:12:10.286
  • lets stand we gonnapray with them.
  • 00:12:10.286 --> 00:12:12.054
  • - You gave us theconfidence to make
  • 00:12:12.054 --> 00:12:13.856
  • the huge move to takethe risk in a sense.
  • 00:12:13.856 --> 00:12:16.859
  • But then I feel likethis is just like Joseph
  • 00:12:16.859 --> 00:12:18.894
  • that word got tested inus because we went through
  • 00:12:18.894 --> 00:12:21.664
  • the next seven months werethe hardest seven months
  • 00:12:21.664 --> 00:12:23.899
  • we have been throughgot here in August.
  • 00:12:23.899 --> 00:12:26.035
  • My wife Julie was diagnosedwith breast cancer in November.
  • 00:12:26.035 --> 00:12:29.138
  • And remember we had thismoment where you know,
  • 00:12:29.138 --> 00:12:31.173
  • we left our friendswe left our Family..
  • 00:12:31.173 --> 00:12:33.008
  • - Your whole supportnetwork everybody
  • 00:12:33.008 --> 00:12:34.510
  • - Our whole support network.
  • 00:12:34.510 --> 00:12:35.978
  • And I remember the momentthe day that we found
  • 00:12:35.978 --> 00:12:37.479
  • out she had breastcancer sitting in the car
  • 00:12:37.479 --> 00:12:39.315
  • and I just rememberbeginning to tear up
  • 00:12:39.315 --> 00:12:40.850
  • and I'm just like Julie, dowe just go back to Oklahoma
  • 00:12:40.850 --> 00:12:43.886
  • and my wife is fierce and veryprophetic in her own right.
  • 00:12:43.886 --> 00:12:47.656
  • And I just remembershe just reminded
  • 00:12:47.656 --> 00:12:49.358
  • me of everything God hadsaid and said "listen
  • 00:12:49.358 --> 00:12:51.527
  • God allowed me to findthe cancer in California,
  • 00:12:51.527 --> 00:12:53.829
  • not in Oklahoma 'causewe found in Oklahoma,
  • 00:12:53.829 --> 00:12:55.364
  • we would still be thereand nothing has changed."
  • 00:12:55.364 --> 00:12:57.867
  • And it was that momentwhere it's you know what,
  • 00:12:57.867 --> 00:12:59.235
  • "God you spoke you gaveus words and promises,
  • 00:12:59.235 --> 00:13:02.037
  • "You have not changed your mind.
  • 00:13:02.037 --> 00:13:03.272
  • "This is not catchingany of that off guard."
  • 00:13:03.272 --> 00:13:04.773
  • So from there, we wentthrough a crazy journey
  • 00:13:04.773 --> 00:13:08.143
  • we over the nextseven months move
  • 00:13:08.143 --> 00:13:10.012
  • 20 times we triedto rent a house
  • 00:13:10.012 --> 00:13:12.181
  • couldn't get a housetry to sell a house,
  • 00:13:12.181 --> 00:13:13.482
  • Julie went throughsix rounds of Chemo
  • 00:13:13.482 --> 00:13:15.217
  • and six different homesand walked in more joy
  • 00:13:15.217 --> 00:13:18.587
  • and peace thanI've ever seen her
  • 00:13:18.587 --> 00:13:20.289
  • walk in while taking ourfour kids on a journey.
  • 00:13:20.289 --> 00:13:24.126
  • But what I wannasay is those words
  • 00:13:24.126 --> 00:13:25.694
  • became like anchors to our soul,
  • 00:13:25.694 --> 00:13:27.429
  • because there'stimes it was so hard
  • 00:13:27.429 --> 00:13:29.064
  • and you almost feellike that I miss it,
  • 00:13:29.064 --> 00:13:31.100
  • we would go backand even that word
  • 00:13:31.100 --> 00:13:32.735
  • you gave in particularwas like no God.
  • 00:13:32.735 --> 00:13:34.470
  • This is our callingthis we're exactly
  • 00:13:34.470 --> 00:13:37.239
  • where we're supposed to be.
  • 00:13:37.239 --> 00:13:38.674
  • What is interestinghow such a simple word
  • 00:13:38.674 --> 00:13:40.442
  • can be so anchory inthe sense of like,
  • 00:13:40.442 --> 00:13:41.977
  • I'm leaving the Noah's Arkthat kind of that picture
  • 00:13:41.977 --> 00:13:44.313
  • of a spiritualmission in this sense
  • 00:13:44.313 --> 00:13:46.282
  • and I'm going a luxuryyacht which would
  • 00:13:46.282 --> 00:13:48.651
  • be more like LA whichrequires more finances,
  • 00:13:48.651 --> 00:13:50.786
  • to be involved requiresmore more faith
  • 00:13:50.786 --> 00:13:53.822
  • for influence to beinvolved the whole thing.
  • 00:13:53.822 --> 00:13:55.724
  • And so you're, you're inthe battle of your lives.
  • 00:13:55.724 --> 00:13:57.426
  • And we watched I rememberyou guys set the tone
  • 00:13:57.426 --> 00:13:59.194
  • of our faith, as your friendshipcircle out here you guys,
  • 00:13:59.194 --> 00:14:02.398
  • the way that Juliewould say no to supposed
  • 00:14:02.398 --> 00:14:05.000
  • to be here, this is why andshe would ground our faith,
  • 00:14:05.000 --> 00:14:07.970
  • we should be helpingyou ground your faith,
  • 00:14:07.970 --> 00:14:09.939
  • you guys were groundingour faith for you,
  • 00:14:09.939 --> 00:14:11.907
  • because we're like, you guyswouldn't be easier for you
  • 00:14:11.907 --> 00:14:13.509
  • just to go back and youknow family and friends.
  • 00:14:13.509 --> 00:14:15.878
  • This is why and it was beautiful
  • 00:14:15.878 --> 00:14:17.246
  • 'cause it createda new community
  • 00:14:17.246 --> 00:14:18.480
  • out here for you thatwould have probably
  • 00:14:18.480 --> 00:14:19.915
  • taken 10 years honestlyI think to make.
  • 00:14:19.915 --> 00:14:22.718
  • And it was a trial by fire.
  • 00:14:22.718 --> 00:14:24.286
  • But it's been so beautifulto see the purpose
  • 00:14:24.286 --> 00:14:27.022
  • of my God sent you out here.
  • 00:14:27.022 --> 00:14:28.457
  • And so you've goneto the battle,
  • 00:14:28.457 --> 00:14:29.925
  • the purpose and why yousitting right here is begin
  • 00:14:29.925 --> 00:14:32.027
  • to percolate and manifestwhich is so beautiful.
  • 00:14:32.027 --> 00:14:35.030
  • Thanks for telling your story.
  • 00:14:35.030 --> 00:14:36.031
  • And I love thesekinds of stories
  • 00:14:36.031 --> 00:14:37.533
  • because they help you to see
  • 00:14:37.533 --> 00:14:39.034
  • and Chris like somehow is apicture's worth 1000 words
  • 00:14:39.034 --> 00:14:41.437
  • and a story worth 1000lessons or sermons
  • 00:14:41.437 --> 00:14:44.006
  • and I feel like thisis one of those stories
  • 00:14:44.006 --> 00:14:45.541
  • where I just had a simpleimpression as your friend.
  • 00:14:45.541 --> 00:14:48.110
  • But it was a trusted impression
  • 00:14:48.110 --> 00:14:49.611
  • and it helped shape becauseyou already had revelation
  • 00:14:49.611 --> 00:14:52.214
  • to help shape that revelationfor a choice you made and we
  • 00:14:52.214 --> 00:14:54.717
  • can do that for each otherif we just take simple risks.
  • 00:14:54.717 --> 00:14:57.953
  • - [Lady] Does Godspeak to us today?
  • 00:14:57.953 --> 00:14:59.788
  • If so, what does he sound like?
  • 00:14:59.788 --> 00:15:02.791
  • thundering roars, crashingwaves or booming megaphone.
  • 00:15:02.791 --> 00:15:07.496
  • maybe sometimes butmaybe it's not quite
  • 00:15:07.496 --> 00:15:10.499
  • as Hollywooddramatic as all that.
  • 00:15:10.499 --> 00:15:12.901
  • Maybe it's a little more simple.
  • 00:15:12.901 --> 00:15:16.238
  • John 10:27 says, Mysheep hear my voice.
  • 00:15:16.238 --> 00:15:20.142
  • I know them and they follow Me.
  • 00:15:20.142 --> 00:15:22.611
  • In the midst of all the noise
  • 00:15:22.611 --> 00:15:24.079
  • and questions God is speakingand we can hear his voice.
  • 00:15:24.079 --> 00:15:28.550
  • We just need to learnto recognize it.
  • 00:15:28.550 --> 00:15:30.719
  • So what does he sound like?
  • 00:15:31.587 --> 00:15:33.822
  • He sounds like love,like reconciliation,
  • 00:15:33.822 --> 00:15:38.460
  • like kindness,wisdom, hope, truth.
  • 00:15:38.460 --> 00:15:42.131
  • Do you know those sounds?
  • 00:15:42.998 --> 00:15:44.800
  • Then maybe you hear his voicemore often than You think.
  • 00:15:44.800 --> 00:15:47.970
  • Maybe you're being led byhim more than you realize.
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  • Maybe God is speakingto you and you actually
  • 00:15:51.473 --> 00:15:54.243
  • are listening youjust didn't know it.
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  • - When we talk about prophecy,
  • 00:16:59.374 --> 00:17:00.809
  • we have to look at the badtheology that's come before us.
  • 00:17:00.809 --> 00:17:02.978
  • And some of that bad theologyis that prophecy is mostly
  • 00:17:02.978 --> 00:17:05.614
  • for judgment or it'smostly negative in nature,
  • 00:17:05.614 --> 00:17:08.117
  • that God wants to callpeople out in their center.
  • 00:17:08.117 --> 00:17:10.252
  • God wants to judge citieswho aren't aligning with
  • 00:17:10.252 --> 00:17:12.187
  • him or God wantsto judge kingdoms
  • 00:17:12.187 --> 00:17:14.556
  • and empires that arenot good right now
  • 00:17:14.556 --> 00:17:16.592
  • or that don't have a good heart.
  • 00:17:16.592 --> 00:17:17.793
  • But if that was trueif that's what prophecy
  • 00:17:17.793 --> 00:17:19.895
  • was for in the new testament,
  • 00:17:19.895 --> 00:17:21.396
  • we wouldn't have Paul sayingfollow love and eagerly desire
  • 00:17:21.396 --> 00:17:24.233
  • prophecy let it edifyencourage and comfort these
  • 00:17:24.233 --> 00:17:27.603
  • are the purposes of prophecyis to edify to build.
  • 00:17:27.603 --> 00:17:30.739
  • It's a building conversation.
  • 00:17:30.739 --> 00:17:32.241
  • And yes, love can be atough love and say no,
  • 00:17:32.241 --> 00:17:34.977
  • like my daughter when Idropped her off at school
  • 00:17:34.977 --> 00:17:36.745
  • and she cried the first dayand said "don't leave me here."
  • 00:17:36.745 --> 00:17:39.314
  • It was love to leave her theretoo, to get an education.
  • 00:17:39.314 --> 00:17:42.084
  • So there's times whenprophecy does say no,
  • 00:17:42.084 --> 00:17:44.853
  • but it's not aplace of judgment .
  • 00:17:44.853 --> 00:17:46.855
  • As a matter of fact Jesuswhen he went to the cross,
  • 00:17:46.855 --> 00:17:48.857
  • He paid the price for alljudgment and all cursing.
  • 00:17:48.857 --> 00:17:51.860
  • That means thatthey're still reaping
  • 00:17:51.860 --> 00:17:53.162
  • and sowing prophecywhere people,
  • 00:17:53.162 --> 00:17:54.763
  • if they keep goinga certain direction,
  • 00:17:54.763 --> 00:17:56.031
  • they're going toreap something bad.
  • 00:17:56.031 --> 00:17:57.833
  • But as far as judgment itself,
  • 00:17:57.833 --> 00:17:59.234
  • Jesus took allmeasure of judgment
  • 00:17:59.234 --> 00:18:01.436
  • and all measure of cursingonto himself at the cross.
  • 00:18:01.436 --> 00:18:04.339
  • And we were dead with himand raised within there.
  • 00:18:04.339 --> 00:18:06.909
  • And it's importantunderstand that because
  • 00:18:06.909 --> 00:18:08.410
  • the purpose of prophecy is notto recreate that experience.
  • 00:18:08.410 --> 00:18:11.113
  • The purpose ofprophecy is a standard
  • 00:18:11.113 --> 00:18:13.048
  • in places that probablydeserve the wrath
  • 00:18:13.048 --> 00:18:15.684
  • but to apply Jesus's crossprice in those places.
  • 00:18:15.684 --> 00:18:19.454
  • Let me give you an exampleI remember years ago,
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  • maybe 1996 I knew I wascalled to go to Los Angeles
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  • and the current churchesthat I was involved
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  • with at the time they didn'tbelieve that Los Angeles
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  • was even gonna be a cityin the next few years.
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  • This is in the 90s theybelieved that God was gonna
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  • judge it and take it off theearth because of the sin of
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  • Hollywood in the center ofthis great city in the region.
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  • And I started to do astudy on Los Angeles
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  • and realize that overthe last hundred years,
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  • most epic revivals thatactually impacted culture
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  • and society started in the lasthundred years in Los Angeles
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  • or had a major footholdthere as a matter of fact,
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  • many of the major ministriesthat we have now today
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  • like Foursquare Assembliesof God all these ministries,
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  • the Azuza revivalthey happen there,
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  • the Jesus peoplemovement started there.
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  • And so I thought why would Godjudge a place that he's used
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  • as the birthplace for revivalnow for over 100 years?
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  • Why wouldn't he justbring course correction,
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  • why wouldn't he bring out ofhis love the right corrective
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  • spirit instead of thewrong judgment spirit.
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  • And I remember just challengingsomebody leader saying,
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  • I don't know that God wantsto judge it or if he wants
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  • to send us thereto help bring love
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  • and understandingof right theology.
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  • And they just couldn'tbelieve that I said
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  • that they thought forsure it's gonna be judged.
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  • If I go there I'm going tofall in the ocean as well.
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  • As matter of fact when Ifinally moved there in 2006
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  • I had two major propheticministry who I love with all
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  • my heart prophesiedthat if I go to LA,
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  • I would die and that LAis about to experience
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  • one the worst earthquakesin its history,
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  • and I looked up on Google andas I looked at Los Angeles
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  • prophecy all that cameup was hundreds of pages
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  • of bad prophecyover Los Angeles.
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  • And I remember juststanding there with the Lord
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  • praying going God there'sall this negative stuff
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  • towards Los Angeleswhat do you say?
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  • And I started to look atthe redemptive history
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  • of Los Angeles I startedto look at before time,
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  • what did God thinkabout Los Angeles?
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  • What was his dreamover the people
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  • groups who would live there?
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  • What is Los Angelescurrently representing?
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  • What is Los Angeles doing Well?
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  • And I found such abeautiful love story.
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  • It's both currently activeyes there's negative,
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  • but there's so much positiveI started to hear things
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  • according to not a judgmentbased but according
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  • to a redemptive base Istarted to see articles
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  • would come to me becausewhen you're looking for what
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  • God's doing you start to seeit everywhere around you.
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  • He starts to revealhimself through news media,
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  • he starts to revealhimself through online
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  • media he starts to revealhimself through you too.
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  • Everywhere came up Los Angelesand the redemptive history
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  • and it was such anincredible experience
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  • to believe with God and Iremember at one point I told one
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  • of the prophetic ministriesthat I was really close to,
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  • I said I have toreject your revelation,
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  • but I don't want to reject you.
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  • I love you and if itdoes fall in the ocean,
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  • If I'm still alive I'llneed you if it doesn't fall
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  • in the ocean by the dateyou gave then christians
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  • aren't gonna believein your prophetic gift
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  • unless we restore you thereand so I wanna help restore
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  • you there if it doesn'thappen and I love you.
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  • And he said, "You know what,that's a mature response
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  • "I've never had anyonesay it to me before
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  • "And I appreciate your loveand you can reject my word
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  • you don't have to reject me Iwanna be your friend and so we
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  • stayed friends and literallyhis words didn't happen.
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  • And he repented of those wordsand actually had good things
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  • to say about LosAngeles after that.
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  • Now I just am dreaming withGod over different areas.
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  • And if I let my discernmentwith what God's not doing,
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  • or what the enemy isdoing get in my way.
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  • If I look at what man's doingout of their own agenda,
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  • if I let that get in myway I'm actually gonna stop
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  • the conversation to hear God's
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  • redemptive planand his purposes.
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  • I'm gonna get so stuckin the negative cloud
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  • of the negative experiencethat my theology will start
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  • to get bent towards whatI'm seeing not the biblical
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  • theology of transformationin the bible that we see
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  • so clearly laid outthat when Jesus came,
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  • he came in one of thetoughest times in history.
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  • Where racism was an alltime high where women
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  • were treated like dirt childrenwere not seen or heard.
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  • We see this time of politicsthat was so evil and so awful.
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  • And he chose to come when theword of the Lord was rare,
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  • when all hell was breakingloose and he brought heaven.
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  • Do you want to bringheaven in our time?
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  • You can do it throughthe prophetic.
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  • But you have to lookfor what God's doing,
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  • not caring what is not doingexcept for to pray against
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  • what the enemy isdoing and to pray
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  • for God's righteous reignand rulership to come.
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  • And prophecy will help resetyou and allow you to see
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  • the very intention ofGod in our generation.
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  • Now going backover our statements
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  • from earlier let's seewhich of these were true.
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  • Prophecy is a love giftthis is absolutely true.
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  • Prophecy proves the love natureof God It's for encouraging,
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  • strengthening edifyingand to reveal God's love.
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  • If you see something negativeyou have a responsibility
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  • to prophesy about it, wedon't have responsibility
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  • to prophesied about anythingwe're discerning until
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  • we have the Father's heart andit becomes a complete word.
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  • So when you discern somethingnegative you ever responsibly
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  • to have a conversationwith God about it?
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  • People who can see spirituallycan see all of your sin.
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  • Now the goal of seeingspiritually is to see what's
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  • in the Father's heartnot what man's not doing
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  • not what the enemy's doingbut to see what God is doing.
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  • And so people who areseeing in the Spirit
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  • are not looking for yoursin if they're a christian.
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  • Discernment is not thesame thing as prophecy.
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  • And this is true discernmentleads us into a conversation
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  • with God but it is notthe whole conversation.
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  • Maybe it's a negative factmaybe it's what the enemy
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  • is doing or what man's doingwe actually have to look
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  • at what God's doing so wesee something negative,
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  • then we apply God's truthand what he's doing,
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  • and we actually flip itaround to see his true heart.
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  • Now, here are some thingsthat you can do this week
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  • to start activatingthe prophetic inyour life even more.
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  • Number one what is somethingnegative that you've discerned
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  • in the past about somebodyor a city or a place
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  • that you have not heardGod's heart about yet?
  • 00:23:36.371 --> 00:23:38.540
  • Just pray into that andask God what is your heart
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  • about this person or this thing?
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  • Number two haveyou ever remembered
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  • a time that someonetreated you suspiciously,
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  • We're badly based onpersonal information?
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  • How did that make you feel?
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  • We have to have the wholestory so if you've discerned
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  • something about somebody orabout something else ask God
  • 00:23:53.221 --> 00:23:56.892
  • for his thoughts so youhave the whole story.
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  • Now I wanna pray for you GodI pray that you would take us
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  • all the way past the sermoninto a conversation with you.
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  • I pray Jesus, that if we dodiscern things that are negative
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  • that you wouldhelp us to see what
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  • you're doing in the midst of it.
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  • Thank you for theconversation starter.
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  • But let that not be ourwhole conversation with you.
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  • And we pray that youwould show us whatever
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  • is pure right and holywill fix our minds,
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  • our affections andour prophetic gift
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  • on these things andthe name of Jesus.
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  • I wanna thank you forjoining me this week,
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  • and I'll see you nextweek on translating God.
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