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This Problem Has Potential Part 2

Watch This Problem Has Potential Part 2
September 12, 2020
27:29

Pastor Paul Daugherty and his wife Ashley lead a new generation with a practical; life-transforming message; a message of love; hope; healing and forgiveness.

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This Problem Has Potential Part 2

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  • - "Because the Lord hadclosed Hannah's womb.."
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  • verse six"her rival.."
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  • Look at that, her rival.
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  • What we're gonna find out isthis rival is the very reason
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  • that Hannah goes toher knees to discover
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  • she was born for more.
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  • I'm Paul.
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  • You're here on purpose.
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  • God's not finished with you yet.
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  • Your best days areright in front of you
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  • and you havevictory in your life
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  • because Jesus lives in you.
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  • (applause)
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  • So it says she's weeping
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  • bitterly and shecries out to God
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  • and she doesn't say,
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  • "Oh, thou art good,"
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  • no, she says,
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  • "God, I need your help.
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  • "God, I'm so frustrated.
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  • "God, I've been cryingout, I've been irritated,
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  • "I've been provoked and I don'tknow what to do about this.
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  • "And you're the onlyone who can fix it."
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  • And it says,
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  • "Lord Almighty,"she says,
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  • "If you will only lookon your servant's misery
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  • "and remember me andnot forget your servant,
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  • "but give her a son.
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  • "God, I want a boy.
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  • "God, I want a son.
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  • "Then I will givehim to the Lord
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  • "for all the days ofhis life and no razor
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  • "will ever be used on his head.
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  • "And she kept on praying."
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  • She kept on praying,she kept on praying.
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  • She kept on praying.
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  • What do you dowith your problems?
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  • You just keep onpraying, keep on praying.
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  • "And Eli observed hermouth, Hannah was praying
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  • "in her heart and her lipswere moving but her voice
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  • "was not heard.
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  • "Eli thought she wasdrunk and said to her,
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  • "How long are you gonnastay drunk, woman?
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  • "Get your beer outof the house of God.
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  • "And she says,
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  • "Not so, my Lord.
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  • "I am a woman whois deeply troubled."
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  • I have problems.
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  • (laughs)
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  • So do you.
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  • "I have problems and I'venot been drinking wine
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  • "or beer to try to pushthese problems away,
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  • "I've been pouringout my soul to God.
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  • "So do not take yourservant as a wicked woman,
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  • "for I have been praying here
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  • "out of my greatanguish and grief."
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  • This is a time for theHannahs in the church
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  • to start praying in themiddle of this pandemic.
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  • This is a time for theHannahs in the church
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  • to start prayingover the President,
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  • to start praying over thegovernment, to start praying
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  • over pastors, over churches,this is a Hannah generation,
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  • this is a Hannah moment.
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  • Because there isbarrenness right now.
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  • There is lack wherethere should be abundance
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  • in certain areas.
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  • Now, thank God, we are seeingit happen in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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  • And I think God is usingthis house as a Hannah
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  • for the nations.
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  • (congregation affirms)
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  • That God is releasinga prophetic word,
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  • God is releasing aSamuel out of this house.
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  • Hannah did not realizethat on the other side
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  • of her problem, God wasgoing to conceive in her
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  • a prophet that wouldanoint King David,
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  • that through KingDavid would come Jesus.
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  • If Hannah had notfaced a problem,
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  • she never would've prayedfor a breakthrough.
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  • Her rival and herirritation, what provoked her
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  • to get on her knees in prayeris what released out of her
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  • a prophetic voicefor her generation.
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  • You won't tap intoyour potential
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  • until you face problems.
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  • And your problems arean invitation to prayer.
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  • And your prayer is goingto release a prophetic word
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  • for your hour.
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  • Man, I'm preaching tosomebody right now.
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  • Without a problem,without adversity,
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  • we stay in complacency.
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  • Without being provoked,we never begin to pray
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  • and to plead in desperation.
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  • The pain and the crisisthat you are facing
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  • is meant to bring aboutsomething powerful in you,
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  • and through you, and for you.
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  • Why would God letsomeone provoke you?
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  • Because God has more for you.
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  • God has greater thingsin store for you.
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  • Maybe God allows you to seeother people get blessed.
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  • Maybe God allows you to seeother people experience favor.
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  • Maybe God allows you tobe bothered a little bit
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  • that people with your sameage, your same predicament,
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  • your same weight,your same problems
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  • are doing better than you.
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  • Maybe God is stirring you to say
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  • there is a fight for yourdestiny and it will not come
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  • staying in your comfort zone,
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  • and it will not come stayingin your dysfunctions,
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  • and it will not comewatching everyone else
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  • fulfill their purpose.
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  • God's wanting to stir you.
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  • He's wanting to provoke you.
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  • He's saying, Paul you'vebecome comfortable
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  • "in areas in your life thatI never intended for you
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  • "to be comfortable in."
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  • So it's time to riseup, America, church,
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  • Paul, John, Ashley, Sarah,
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  • Ruthie, whoever you are,
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  • God's stirring you.
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  • God's promises,and his potential,
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  • and his level of pleasurethat he wants you to walk in
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  • will require prayer,perseverance,
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  • preparation, patients,practice, pain, and problems
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  • to push you towards aprocess in order to see
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  • those promises come to pass.
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  • The question is are youwilling to work for it?
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  • Are you willing to plead for it?
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  • Are you willing tointercede for it?
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  • Are you willing topersevere for it?
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  • Are you willing to push for it?
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  • Because successstarts with suck.
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  • (congregation laughing)
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  • Y'all are like,
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  • "I did not see that coming."
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  • (congregation laughing)
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  • No, seriously.Look at the word.
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  • S-U-C-C-E-S-S.
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  • Anyone who succeeded at anything
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  • will tell you, itwasn't easy at first.
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  • I had to work for it,
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  • I had to pray for it, Ihad to practice for it.
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  • You don't just get ascholarship for doing nothing.
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  • You've got to contendfor your purpose.
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  • Again, we live in asociety where we're like,
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  • "Well the grace of Godis supposed to supply
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  • "all things and I don'thave to lift a finger."
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  • And God's saying,
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  • "That grace is empowermentfor you to get up
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  • "and do what I'vecalled you to do."
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  • The reason why Daniel wasprotected in the lion's den
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  • is because Daniel was prayingbefore he ever got thrown
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  • in a lion's den.
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  • The reason why Shadrach,Meshach, and Abednego
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  • were not burned in a fire,but had the fourth man
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  • is because they hadthe courage to stand
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  • when everyone else was bowingdown, and shutting down,
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  • and closing down.
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  • They just stood, theyjust stayed, they just...
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  • (congregation applauding)
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  • What I'm saying isGod's looking for Peters
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  • who will step out of theboat and walk on water.
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  • He's looking for Pauls and Ruthsthat will move in the field
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  • before they see the favor.
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  • If you show up,God will show out,
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  • but he's looking for someone
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  • who will look atGoliath and say,
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  • "I know you are a problemfor all my brothers.
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  • "I know you're a problemfor my entire nation,
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  • "but for me, you are aplatform for my destiny.
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  • "So I'm about to turn thisproblem into potential.
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  • "I'm about to releasea capacity inside of me
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  • "that the world has never seen."
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  • (congregation cheeringand applauding)
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  • How do you lookat your problems?
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  • For Hannah, she looked ather problem and she said,
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  • "God, I need youto do something.
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  • "I can't fix this.
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  • "I can't fix my womb.
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  • "I can't fix the areawhere I'm barren,
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  • "but I know you can.
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  • "And I'm gonna weep,and I am gonna pray,
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  • "and I am gonna do whatever ittakes to see a breakthrough."
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  • Are you comfortablereceiving God's answer
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  • if it's differentthan what you want?
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  • What if God said,
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  • "Hannah, I'm goingto give you a son,
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  • "but it's going tobe a foster baby.
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  • "Because you want to be amom, I'm going to give you
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  • "10 babies that otherpeople have given up."
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  • Are you comfortable..
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  • The question is if you getfrustrated and irritated enough
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  • with your condition
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  • and you begin to prayand you begin to cry out
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  • in desperation, God will answer.
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  • But God may answer in a waythat you may not want at first.
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  • That's where you'vegot to come in
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  • with Proverbs 3:5 and say,
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  • "Trust in the Lord withall your heart, lean not
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  • "to your own reasoning,logic, understanding,
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  • "and even personal desires.
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  • "But instead, acknowledge himand he will direct your paths,
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  • "and he will make it straight,and he will cause you
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  • "to walk in favor."
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  • If you get your heart inalignment with God's heart,
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  • then whatever he answers,you will be excited about
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  • because he will answer.
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  • So here she is, she's praying.
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  • And Eli says...
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  • She tells Eli,
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  • "I was pouring myheart out to God.
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  • "Do not take your servantfor a wicked woman,"
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  • and Eli answers,
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  • "Go in peace, and may theGod of Israel grant you
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  • "what you have asked of him."
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  • And she said,
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  • "May your servant findfavor in your eyes,"
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  • and she went her wayand she ate something.
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  • I like that right there.
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  • I want to just speakthat over you today.
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  • Go eat something.
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  • (congregation laughing)
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  • Y'all are like,
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  • "All right, I'lltake that word."
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  • (congregation laughing)
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  • Some of you have been soperplexed by your problems
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  • you just need togo eat something.
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  • You need to give it to God'cause you're in God's house
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  • right now, you'rein God's presence.
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  • Just give it to God.
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  • Say, "God, this problem
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  • "has been frustrating me.
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  • "This problem with my spouse,this problem with my finances,
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  • "this problem with my health,this problem that I have
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  • on the inside, that I don'twant anyone to know about."
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  • "But Lord, I'm gonnagive it to you,"
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  • and then go eat something.
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  • "So she goes andshe eats something."
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  • It's a natural thing
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  • combined with asupernatural thing.
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  • "And her face wasno longer downcast.
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  • "Early the next morning theyarose and they worshiped
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  • "before the Lord and theywent back to their home
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  • "and they made love.
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  • "And the Lord remembered her."
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  • Come on, that's a goodverse right there.
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  • Eat something, worship,and if you're married,
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  • go make love with your spouse.
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  • Come on, it's in the Bible.
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  • Don't get mad at me,don't go out on this.
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  • This is the remedyyou need right now.
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  • "Elkanah loved his wife..
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  • "and the Lord remembered her."And verse 20,
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  • "in the course of time,Hannah became pregnant."
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  • Her problem
  • 00:09:55.745 --> 00:09:56.646
  • led to her pregnancy.
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  • Her pregnancy neverwould have happened
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  • if she hadn't been provoked
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  • with a problem.
  • 00:10:06.355 --> 00:10:07.189
  • What if God's wanting to birthsomething in you right now?
  • 00:10:08.124 --> 00:10:10.426
  • What if God'swanting to stir you
  • 00:10:11.394 --> 00:10:13.095
  • 'cause he wants you toconceive something greater?
  • 00:10:13.896 --> 00:10:16.132
  • "And then she gave birth to ason and she named him Samuel,
  • 00:10:17.933 --> 00:10:21.237
  • "because I asked Godand he answered me."
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  • Prayer unlocks
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  • whatever has got you bound up.
  • 00:10:28.844 --> 00:10:30.246
  • The problem that has you bound
  • 00:10:30.246 --> 00:10:32.014
  • is going to be brokethrough in prayer.
  • 00:10:32.014 --> 00:10:33.582
  • What was keeping Hannahbarren, as she began to pray,
  • 00:10:33.949 --> 00:10:36.752
  • something was breakingin the Spirit.
  • 00:10:36.752 --> 00:10:38.320
  • It breaks in the Spirit beforeit breaks in the natural.
  • 00:10:38.320 --> 00:10:40.623
  • She conceived in theSpirit before she conceived
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  • in the natural.There was..
  • 00:10:43.325 --> 00:10:44.293
  • She was conceiving a vision.
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  • - I want to give you realquickly, eight things
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  • we can learn from our problems.
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  • Eight things
  • 00:12:23.225 --> 00:12:24.160
  • that we can learnfrom our problems.
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  • Number one, problemsare predictable,
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  • but our response determinesthe unpredictable outcome.
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  • Jesus said, "In this world,you will face problems.
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  • "You will facetroubles of many kind.
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  • "But take heart, I'veovercome the world."
  • 00:12:38.240 --> 00:12:40.943
  • Problems are going to come.
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  • But the unpredictable part ofit is how you will respond.
  • 00:12:43.145 --> 00:12:48.017
  • There's a man namedNick Vujicic,
  • 00:12:49.819 --> 00:12:51.854
  • who has no arms, no legs.
  • 00:12:51.854 --> 00:12:53.656
  • And by the time hewas seven years old
  • 00:12:54.223 --> 00:12:56.225
  • and he discovered allthe other kids around him
  • 00:12:56.225 --> 00:12:58.761
  • had arms and legs,
  • 00:12:58.761 --> 00:13:00.062
  • it began to really hurt
  • 00:13:00.896 --> 00:13:02.331
  • his self-esteem,his desire to live.
  • 00:13:02.965 --> 00:13:05.334
  • He became suicidal asan eight year-old boy.
  • 00:13:05.868 --> 00:13:08.003
  • Just wanting to end his life,not knowing how to respond
  • 00:13:09.171 --> 00:13:11.607
  • to that problem thathe couldn't fix.
  • 00:13:11.607 --> 00:13:13.776
  • But then somewhere betweeneight and nine years old,
  • 00:13:14.743 --> 00:13:17.246
  • he decided to just fullysurrender to God and say,
  • 00:13:18.080 --> 00:13:20.449
  • "God, I don'tunderstand this problem,
  • 00:13:20.449 --> 00:13:22.218
  • "but I want to use it as aplatform for your glory."
  • 00:13:22.985 --> 00:13:25.287
  • At 10 years old, he startedgiving speeches in his
  • 00:13:25.988 --> 00:13:28.958
  • area that he lived in Australia.
  • 00:13:28.958 --> 00:13:30.392
  • His speeches went viralacross the internet.
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  • By the time he was 15years old, he was speaking
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  • to over a million peoplea year, live audiences.
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  • Today, Nick Vujicic ismarried, he has a son,
  • 00:13:40.102 --> 00:13:43.639
  • he has fulfilled amazing things.
  • 00:13:44.073 --> 00:13:46.642
  • Why? Because he respondedto his problem
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  • with a desire insteadof giving up. We...
  • 00:13:49.678 --> 00:13:52.114
  • Problems either paralyzeus or they mobilize us.
  • 00:13:52.114 --> 00:13:55.751
  • Problems will either get youto just sink down and go,
  • 00:13:55.751 --> 00:13:58.020
  • "Man, this stinks andI'll never get past this,"
  • 00:13:58.020 --> 00:14:01.090
  • or it says,"Man, I'm going to use this
  • 00:14:01.090 --> 00:14:02.558
  • "as a platform for God's glory.
  • 00:14:02.558 --> 00:14:04.660
  • "I'm going to turn thisproblem into a platform
  • 00:14:04.660 --> 00:14:07.096
  • "for what God wants to do."
  • 00:14:07.096 --> 00:14:08.631
  • Problems are predictable,but our response determines
  • 00:14:08.631 --> 00:14:11.133
  • the unpredictable outcome.
  • 00:14:11.133 --> 00:14:12.268
  • Number two, problems arean opportunity to grow.
  • 00:14:12.301 --> 00:14:15.070
  • They push us out of our comfort.
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  • I want the keys to come up.
  • 00:14:17.072 --> 00:14:18.240
  • They pushed me outof the routine.
  • 00:14:18.240 --> 00:14:19.942
  • They caused me to use tools
  • 00:14:19.942 --> 00:14:21.877
  • that I forgot I had.
  • 00:14:22.611 --> 00:14:23.812
  • Or finding tools thatI never knew I had.
  • 00:14:23.979 --> 00:14:26.582
  • Problems are anopportunity for me to grow.
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  • When David met Goliath, hemet an opportunity to grow.
  • 00:14:29.485 --> 00:14:33.122
  • When David faceda bear or a lion,
  • 00:14:33.889 --> 00:14:36.258
  • he met an opportunity to grow.
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  • Some people would see itas a problem, for David.
  • 00:14:37.960 --> 00:14:39.862
  • he saw it as anopportunity to grow.
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  • Our team was outwitnessing yesterday and
  • 00:14:42.564 --> 00:14:45.567
  • from our church, we had agroup go out to go and witness
  • 00:14:45.567 --> 00:14:48.337
  • and share the love of Jesus asthey were passing out meals.
  • 00:14:48.337 --> 00:14:51.340
  • And every car that camethrough the car line,
  • 00:14:52.174 --> 00:14:54.510
  • as they were giving out meals,
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  • 90% of the cars
  • 00:14:56.145 --> 00:14:57.846
  • were being driven bySpanish-speaking people.
  • 00:14:58.247 --> 00:15:01.483
  • And no one on ourteam spoke Spanish.
  • 00:15:02.117 --> 00:15:04.853
  • Everybody say,"that's a problem."
  • 00:15:05.721 --> 00:15:07.089
  • But that problem has potential.
  • 00:15:08.123 --> 00:15:09.591
  • What did they do?
  • 00:15:10.626 --> 00:15:12.094
  • And they pulled out their phones
  • 00:15:12.094 --> 00:15:13.562
  • and they began to learnhow to witness in Spanish,
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  • right on the spot.
  • 00:15:16.432 --> 00:15:17.433
  • It stretched them.
  • 00:15:18.434 --> 00:15:19.835
  • It stretched them outsidetheir comfort zone.
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  • They could have given up,they could have gotten back
  • 00:15:22.037 --> 00:15:23.906
  • in the van, they could've said,
  • 00:15:23.906 --> 00:15:25.307
  • "You know what?
  • 00:15:25.307 --> 00:15:25.941
  • "We're not able towitness because we have
  • 00:15:26.408 --> 00:15:27.943
  • "a language barrier here,"
  • 00:15:27.943 --> 00:15:29.244
  • but their problem becamean opportunity to grow.
  • 00:15:29.979 --> 00:15:32.214
  • Yesterday, they learned Spanish.
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  • "I just wonder if some of thethings we're given up on,"
  • 00:15:34.316 --> 00:15:36.652
  • God's saying,
  • 00:15:36.652 --> 00:15:37.519
  • "if you only knew I'mtrying to grow you.
  • 00:15:37.619 --> 00:15:40.389
  • "I'm trying to stretch you.
  • 00:15:40.589 --> 00:15:42.057
  • "There's more inside you."
  • 00:15:42.558 --> 00:15:43.726
  • Number three, problems willpush me towards my purpose.
  • 00:15:43.726 --> 00:15:47.062
  • Problems will push ustowards our purpose.
  • 00:15:47.062 --> 00:15:49.631
  • God's more committed toyou fulfilling your purpose
  • 00:15:49.631 --> 00:15:51.767
  • than you feeling comfortable.
  • 00:15:51.767 --> 00:15:53.302
  • So he will allow you to beprovoked, to be irritated,
  • 00:15:53.302 --> 00:15:55.971
  • to be frustrated.
  • 00:15:55.971 --> 00:15:57.072
  • Paul, the Apostle said,
  • 00:15:57.072 --> 00:15:59.008
  • "Won't this thorn bepulled away from me?
  • 00:15:59.008 --> 00:16:01.110
  • "Can't I get ridof this irritation?
  • 00:16:01.110 --> 00:16:03.445
  • "It's provoking me,it's frustrating me.
  • 00:16:03.445 --> 00:16:05.714
  • "I just need this thorn to go."
  • 00:16:05.714 --> 00:16:07.816
  • Paul said, "I pleadedthree times
  • 00:16:08.751 --> 00:16:10.285
  • for the irritation to leave
  • 00:16:10.285 --> 00:16:11.720
  • "and it wouldn't leaveand then God's word came.
  • 00:16:11.720 --> 00:16:14.189
  • "My grace is sufficient for you.
  • 00:16:14.189 --> 00:16:16.325
  • "In your weakness, mystrength is made perfect."
  • 00:16:16.325 --> 00:16:18.694
  • So Paul said,
  • 00:16:18.961 --> 00:16:19.595
  • "I will boast all themore about my weaknesses
  • 00:16:19.928 --> 00:16:22.064
  • "because his strength,his grace is great on me."
  • 00:16:22.064 --> 00:16:25.501
  • What if the problemis trying to push you
  • 00:16:25.501 --> 00:16:27.102
  • towards you purpose?
  • 00:16:27.102 --> 00:16:28.170
  • Number four, problems inviteus to partner with God
  • 00:16:29.204 --> 00:16:31.974
  • in prayer to receive his power.
  • 00:16:31.974 --> 00:16:33.776
  • Hannah partnered with God
  • 00:16:34.243 --> 00:16:37.112
  • in the middle of her problem.
  • 00:16:37.112 --> 00:16:38.447
  • She went to the Lord'shouse and she began to pray.
  • 00:16:38.447 --> 00:16:41.216
  • And what happened?
  • 00:16:41.717 --> 00:16:42.317
  • She received his power.
  • 00:16:42.317 --> 00:16:43.352
  • David began to pray
  • 00:16:43.952 --> 00:16:45.754
  • and he received God's power.
  • 00:16:45.754 --> 00:16:47.356
  • Daniel prayed, the disciples,when they were fishing
  • 00:16:47.589 --> 00:16:49.758
  • all night and theycaught nothing, John 21,
  • 00:16:49.758 --> 00:16:52.327
  • it was a problem of lack,a problem of deficiency.
  • 00:16:52.327 --> 00:16:54.997
  • Some of you, this is yourbank account right now.
  • 00:16:54.997 --> 00:16:56.999
  • You're looking at your bankaccount and you're going,
  • 00:16:56.999 --> 00:16:58.600
  • "I don't know how we'regoing to be able to afford
  • 00:16:59.568 --> 00:17:01.537
  • "this car, this house.
  • 00:17:03.272 --> 00:17:05.941
  • "I don't know if we'regoing to get through this.
  • 00:17:06.575 --> 00:17:08.577
  • "This problem isimpossible, Paul.
  • 00:17:08.577 --> 00:17:10.846
  • "I'm all for yourMichael Jordan sermon,
  • 00:17:10.846 --> 00:17:13.082
  • "I'm all for thismessage, but I just,
  • 00:17:13.082 --> 00:17:16.051
  • "I'm facing a problemthat's impossible."
  • 00:17:16.051 --> 00:17:17.719
  • The disciples were there,Paul and Silas were there.
  • 00:17:19.521 --> 00:17:21.590
  • They were put in prison.
  • 00:17:22.124 --> 00:17:23.158
  • There's a lot ofP's in this message.
  • 00:17:24.359 --> 00:17:26.195
  • Their problem put them in prison
  • 00:17:26.195 --> 00:17:27.696
  • because politicians didn'tlike their preaching.
  • 00:17:29.098 --> 00:17:31.900
  • Come on, I just got likeseven P's in one sentence.
  • 00:17:31.900 --> 00:17:34.336
  • (congregation laughing)
  • 00:17:34.336 --> 00:17:35.537
  • The politiciansput them in prison
  • 00:17:35.537 --> 00:17:37.306
  • because they didn'tlike their preaching.
  • 00:17:37.306 --> 00:17:38.841
  • You could throw a man inprison, but you cannot
  • 00:17:41.276 --> 00:17:43.879
  • take away his power,because power is something
  • 00:17:43.879 --> 00:17:46.248
  • on the inside.
  • 00:17:46.248 --> 00:17:47.483
  • So Paul and Silas, theywere put in prison,
  • 00:17:47.483 --> 00:17:49.518
  • (laughs)
  • 00:17:50.619 --> 00:17:52.087
  • but they began to pray,
  • 00:17:52.087 --> 00:17:53.388
  • and they partnered with God,
  • 00:17:54.156 --> 00:17:55.891
  • and they got the powerthrough their prayer
  • 00:17:55.891 --> 00:17:58.393
  • and through their praise.
  • 00:17:58.393 --> 00:17:59.461
  • Come on, somebody.
  • 00:17:59.461 --> 00:18:00.362
  • (congregation cheeringand applauding)
  • 00:18:00.362 --> 00:18:03.432
  • When you have a problem,if you will begin to pray,
  • 00:18:03.432 --> 00:18:06.135
  • there's power, and whenI'm praying, I get clarity,
  • 00:18:07.035 --> 00:18:09.505
  • I get peace, and thenI start moving in power
  • 00:18:09.505 --> 00:18:12.241
  • when I begin to pray.
  • 00:18:12.241 --> 00:18:13.642
  • Paul and Silas, theirshackles broke loose
  • 00:18:13.642 --> 00:18:16.278
  • as they began to pray.
  • 00:18:16.278 --> 00:18:17.746
  • Prayer unlocks, whateverhas got you bound up.
  • 00:18:17.746 --> 00:18:21.283
  • The problem that has youbound is going to be broke
  • 00:18:21.283 --> 00:18:23.819
  • through in prayer.
  • 00:18:23.819 --> 00:18:24.953
  • What was keeping Hannahbarren, as she began to pray,
  • 00:18:24.953 --> 00:18:27.756
  • something was breakingin the Spirit.
  • 00:18:27.756 --> 00:18:29.291
  • It breaks in the Spirit beforeit breaks in the natural.
  • 00:18:29.291 --> 00:18:31.627
  • She conceived in theSpirit before she conceived
  • 00:18:32.361 --> 00:18:34.329
  • in the natural.There was...
  • 00:18:34.329 --> 00:18:35.130
  • She was conceiving a visionfor her future, for her son,
  • 00:18:35.531 --> 00:18:38.534
  • for her son's future.
  • 00:18:38.534 --> 00:18:39.968
  • She said it in herprayers, she said,
  • 00:18:39.968 --> 00:18:41.270
  • "I will have a boy and norazor will touch his head
  • 00:18:41.270 --> 00:18:44.039
  • "and he will be prophetto the nations."
  • 00:18:44.039 --> 00:18:45.807
  • Her boy was Samuel.
  • 00:18:45.807 --> 00:18:47.176
  • Samuel was the onewho anointed David.
  • 00:18:47.176 --> 00:18:48.710
  • Y'all know the story of Samuel.
  • 00:18:48.710 --> 00:18:50.345
  • I love the book ofSamuel, it's so good.
  • 00:18:50.345 --> 00:18:52.080
  • Okay, so.
  • 00:18:52.080 --> 00:18:53.515
  • Problems invite us topartner with God in prayer
  • 00:18:53.515 --> 00:18:55.317
  • and to receive his power.
  • 00:18:55.317 --> 00:18:56.418
  • Number five, problemsunlock our potential.
  • 00:18:56.418 --> 00:18:59.354
  • Gideon in the Bible did notknow what he was capable
  • 00:19:02.157 --> 00:19:05.060
  • of doing until he had a problem.
  • 00:19:05.060 --> 00:19:07.796
  • Gideon was facing anarmy that was 300 times
  • 00:19:08.964 --> 00:19:11.667
  • bigger than his.
  • 00:19:11.700 --> 00:19:13.135
  • It was Gideon plus300 Israelites
  • 00:19:13.135 --> 00:19:16.104
  • against three million
  • 00:19:16.104 --> 00:19:19.441
  • of the other enemiesthat had gathered.
  • 00:19:19.441 --> 00:19:21.109
  • It was multiple armies thathad gathered against Gideon.
  • 00:19:21.109 --> 00:19:24.613
  • But his problemunlocked his potential.
  • 00:19:24.613 --> 00:19:27.382
  • Deborah in the Bible wasa woman who would be known
  • 00:19:27.382 --> 00:19:29.785
  • as a heroine.
  • 00:19:29.785 --> 00:19:31.286
  • And she went on to kill,
  • 00:19:31.286 --> 00:19:33.088
  • like a really wicked king
  • 00:19:33.088 --> 00:19:34.590
  • because no man waswilling to do it.
  • 00:19:34.823 --> 00:19:36.758
  • All the men were afraid,but a woman rose up.
  • 00:19:36.758 --> 00:19:40.062
  • When the men backed down, awoman rose up and she said,
  • 00:19:40.062 --> 00:19:44.233
  • "God, use me.
  • 00:19:44.233 --> 00:19:45.734
  • "And when you do, let theworld know it was a woman
  • 00:19:45.734 --> 00:19:48.203
  • "who took down thisevil, wicked king."
  • 00:19:48.203 --> 00:19:51.106
  • And sure enough, we'reall talking about Deborah
  • 00:19:51.106 --> 00:19:53.075
  • 2.000 years later.
  • 00:19:53.075 --> 00:19:54.576
  • But her problemunlocked her potential.
  • 00:19:54.576 --> 00:19:56.745
  • Your problem isabout to propel you
  • 00:19:57.346 --> 00:19:59.481
  • towards your greatest potential.
  • 00:19:59.481 --> 00:20:00.582
  • Number six, problems show usthe importance of preparation
  • 00:20:00.716 --> 00:20:03.919
  • for the desired harvest.
  • 00:20:03.919 --> 00:20:05.187
  • In other words, the problemdoesn't happen overnight.
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  • When there's a problemin your marriage,
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  • it doesn't justhappen overnight,
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  • it's the culminationof preparation.
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  • The problem waspreparing before you knew
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  • there was a problem.
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  • The problem waspreparing itself.
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  • Little things, little things.
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  • It just finally stirred up
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  • and then it became a problem.
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  • And now you're at thecounselor's office
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  • and you're saying,"We got this problem."
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  • The problem with your son,it didn't happen overnight.
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  • It was just little things,little things, little things
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  • until finally, now you'reat the principal's office.
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  • We've got a problem here.
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  • The problem prepared itself
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  • to become a problem.
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  • And in the same way, the answeris going to prepare itself
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  • to resolve the problem.
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  • That means everyday whenyou pray, you are preparing
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  • for your harvest.
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  • Everyday that you sow, everydaythat you do the opposite
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  • of what got you into theproblem, all of a sudden,
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  • you're about to see theharvest of the answer
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  • from the problem...
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  • Come on, I'm preachingto someone today.
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  • (congregation applauding)
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  • What helped MichaelJordan beat the Pistons
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  • was not one night,getting this epiphany of
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  • I've got morecapacity than they do,
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  • it was getting inthe weight room.
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  • It was getting out on the court
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  • when the Pistons weren'tpracticing, and just playing.
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  • Practicing, just practicing.
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  • Just saying,
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  • "I am not gonnabe beat next year.
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  • As you begin to prepare in offseason, you're about to see
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  • a harvest when the season comes.
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  • Number seven, problemsremind us that God's promises
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  • will come to pass ifwe endure the process
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  • of patient perseveranceto see the victory.
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  • Joseph had a dream
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  • that he would one day leadhis family, that he would help
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  • people in the middleof a famine,
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  • that he would be a leader
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  • in a pandemic.
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  • And after he shares hisdream, he's on cloud nine,
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  • he's so excited,he's thrown in a pit.
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  • Everybody say"that's a problem."
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  • Then he's sold as a slave.
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  • That's another problem.
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  • Then, while he's working histail off in Potiphar's house,
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  • he's accused of acrime he didn't commit
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  • that will keep him inprison the rest of his life,
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  • 'cause crimes like that,you don't get forgiven of.
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  • That's a big problem.
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  • But in the midst of allof Joseph's problems,
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  • Joseph persevered.
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  • And he held onto the promise
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  • that God would fulfill whathe told him he would do.
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  • Even at the bottomof the prison,
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  • in the bottom of the pit,Joseph went through a process.
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  • There are certain promisesthat only come with a process.
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  • There are certain...
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  • I am walking in a promise today
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  • that came with aprocess you never saw.
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  • But if I had not walkedthrough the process
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  • that you didn't see, I wouldn'tbe standing on the platform
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  • of a promise thatyou're seeing today.
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  • There are promisesyou will walk into
  • 00:22:45.046 --> 00:22:47.115
  • because of the process youare walking through right now,
  • 00:22:47.115 --> 00:22:49.885
  • God must have somethingreally big for this generation
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  • because we all just walkedthrough a very tough process.
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  • God must be getting readyto do something so powerful
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  • on the other side of thisproblem that you are facing.
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  • If you've got a problem,God is setting you up
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  • for a victory.
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  • If you got a problem rightnow, God is prophesying
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  • this thing is a platform foryour greatest potential harvest
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  • you've seen yet.
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  • Number eight.
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  • By the way, before Iget to number eight,
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  • Hebrews six says,
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  • "We are confidentof better things.
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  • "Better things are coming.
  • 00:23:23.885 --> 00:23:25.153
  • "And by faith andpatience, you will inherit
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  • "the promise of God."
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  • That's Hebrews 6:13.
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  • By faith and patience,promises are fulfilled
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  • by the patient perseveranceto see the victory.
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  • Number eight.Will you stand up your feet?
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  • Number eight, problemslose their power
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  • when I begin to praise.
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  • Problems begin to lose theirpower when I begin to praise.
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  • So we're going to taketwo or three minutes
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  • and we're just gonna praise God.
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  • I want the band to come outand I want us just to begin
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  • to sing this worship song.
  • 00:23:54.616 --> 00:23:56.618
  • As you sing it, I want youto just cast your cares
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  • on the Lord.
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  • If you've got a problem, Iwant you to close your eyes
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  • and I want you to seeyourself with God.
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  • You are partnering withGod through your prayer
  • 00:24:05.060 --> 00:24:06.962
  • and through your praise.
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  • You are gonna seethat problem resolved
  • 00:24:08.263 --> 00:24:10.465
  • in that relationship, inyour family, in your health,
  • 00:24:10.465 --> 00:24:13.502
  • in your finances, in yourweight, in your situation,
  • 00:24:13.502 --> 00:24:16.404
  • whatever it isthat you're going,
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  • "Man, I don't know how to..."
  • 00:24:17.706 --> 00:24:18.874
  • God's about to give you victory.
  • 00:24:18.874 --> 00:24:21.109
  • Every problem we facehas the potential
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  • to propel ustowards our purpose.
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  • Every problem.
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  • My prayer is that thismessage would shift
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  • your perspective about problems.
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  • That you would stopseeing problems as this
  • 00:24:33.622 --> 00:24:35.957
  • debilitating, paralyzingsituation in your life
  • 00:24:36.791 --> 00:24:40.295
  • and you would start seeingproblems as platforms
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  • to propel your potential towards
  • 00:24:43.565 --> 00:24:46.468
  • fulfilling your purpose.
  • 00:24:46.468 --> 00:24:48.203
  • Whether the problem is inyour marriage, in your health,
  • 00:24:48.203 --> 00:24:50.705
  • in your finances, at your job,
  • 00:24:50.705 --> 00:24:52.841
  • with friends, with people,
  • 00:24:52.841 --> 00:24:54.376
  • whether yourproblem is with you.
  • 00:24:54.376 --> 00:24:55.544
  • Maybe you're frustratedwith yourself.
  • 00:24:56.378 --> 00:24:57.913
  • Maybe you haven't hit somegoals you want to hit.
  • 00:24:57.913 --> 00:25:00.081
  • Maybe you got a problemwith an addiction,
  • 00:25:00.081 --> 00:25:03.184
  • something in your life thatyou just wish was different.
  • 00:25:03.184 --> 00:25:05.587
  • You want to change abad habit in your life.
  • 00:25:05.587 --> 00:25:07.689
  • It's time to bringthose problems
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  • in prayer to God and say,
  • 00:25:09.090 --> 00:25:10.625
  • "Lord, help me to break through.
  • 00:25:10.625 --> 00:25:12.327
  • "Help me to see thisproblem as an opportunity
  • 00:25:12.327 --> 00:25:14.529
  • "to move forward inmy purpose and fulfill
  • 00:25:14.529 --> 00:25:16.765
  • "my greatest potential yet."
  • 00:25:16.765 --> 00:25:18.967
  • Just say this with me,
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  • God, I surrender to you.
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  • And I choose to see my problems
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  • as a platform
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  • to propel me into my purpose
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  • so that I canbring glory to you.
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  • In Jesus's name, amen.
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  • I truly believe if youprayed that prayer,
  • 00:25:33.181 --> 00:25:34.983
  • God's going to shiftyour perspective
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  • and you're going to begin tosee victory over those problems
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  • that you're looking at.
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  • You're gonna begin to seethose problems as opportunities
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  • to grow in your potential.
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  • I'm praying foryou, we love you.
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  • please come to Victory Church.
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