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August 12, 2019
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  • Creflo Dollar: If you find yourself struggling to believe
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  • what God said, if you find yourself struggling to believe
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  • his promise, or you have fear come knockin' at the door,
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  • you say, "I wanna believe, but, Lord, help my unbelief,"
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  • here's the answer: spend time with him.
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  • And that's a issue that is no more.
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  • "I know him.
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  • I know him, therefore I believe him."
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  • announcer: Calling all men.
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  • Creflo: It's time for you to find out your
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  • place in the Body of Christ.
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  • Gary Taylor: You are not gonna be satisfied until you do
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  • what he commissioned you to do.
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  • Michael T. Smith: I wanted to do right but couldn't,
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  • but now the Spirit of God lives in me,
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  • and he gives me power to do what I could not do on my own.
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  • Ken Terry: I expect to get understanding.
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  • I expect for me to grow in my grace.
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  • Kenneth Fuller: So when things come our way, when things
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  • come up against us, we know that we're comin' through.
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  • announcer: See you there.
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  • This is your world,
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  • so let's vow to make it a better place.
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  • Let every heart that needs to know
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  • your love is here to stay.
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  • Oh, it's time to live a new life.
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  • Oh, let his love shine bright in you.
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  • Oh, we're saved by his grace,
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  • so we embrace your love today.
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  • We are changed.
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  • Creflo: If you have your Bibles, go with me to the book of
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  • 2 Peter, once again, chapter 1, and let's
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  • read verses 1 through 3.
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  • 2 Peter chapter 1, verses 1 through 3.
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  • We are talking about "The Art of Being Alone with God."
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  • "The Art of Being Alone with God."
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  • I believe that most of life's problems can be and are resolved
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  • through an intimate relationship with God,
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  • and I believe that that intimate relationship with God can begin
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  • when we begin to practice the art of being alone with God,
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  • in other words, how much alone time do you have with him.
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  • Are you the type of person that just spends all day long and all
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  • of the chaos of what's goin' on in the world,
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  • and your mind is so cluttered and you have a noisy spirit?
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  • And you can hardly hear from God because you
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  • just have a noisy spirit.
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  • You just can't hear from him.
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  • He's talking, he's speaking, but you're having--you
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  • can't pick up the transmission.
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  • And I believe that life's issues, issues in life,
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  • problems can be solved and resolved through an
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  • intimate relationship with God.
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  • I also believe that Christianity is all about the opportunity to
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  • develop and to have a relationship with God.
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  • We once knew and we once understood that you being a
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  • Christian was all about having a personal
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  • relationship with Jesus Christ.
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  • And so what happens is, is we've traded that for all of these
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  • other things, and the personal relationship with Jesus
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  • is no longer the priority.
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  • The reason why the personal relationship with Jesus has got
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  • to be the priority, because everything will
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  • flow from that relationship.
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  • Christianity is about a relationship.
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  • Christianity is not about, you know, activating that
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  • and activating this, and doing that and doing this.
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  • We've turned Christianity into all this stuff you do and tryin'
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  • to do all of the things without a relationship.
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  • It's gonna leave you void of the primary purpose
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  • of you being born again.
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  • You're born again to have a relationship with Jesus Christ.
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  • He shed his blood for you so that, when his blood was shed
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  • for us, the enmity between God and man is over, and we
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  • now can have a right to have a personal relationship with
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  • Jesus that we don't have to depend on a man or
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  • a woman in the pulpit to tell us.
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  • We have a personal guide who can lead and guide us through the
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  • very intimate things in our lives because of our
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  • intimate relationship with him.
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  • For if Christianity is not about a personal relationship with
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  • God, then what is it about?
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  • What have we created Christianity to be?
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  • And somehow, we have left the personal relationship with
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  • Jesus, gotten into the mechanics of Christianity--what do I mean
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  • by the "mechanics of Christianity?"
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  • We know the mechanics of confession.
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  • We know the mechanics of faith.
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  • We know the mechanics of prayer, okay?
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  • But think about operating those mechanics
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  • without even knowing him.
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  • And so many Christians, we operate the mechanics.
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  • And I'm not saying that it's wrong to know the mechanics.
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  • I am saying that we don't want to put the mechanics as the
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  • priority in our Christian life.
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  • We want our relationship with Jesus to be the priority,
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  • and then from that relationships with Jesus,
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  • we have the mechanics flowing out of that.
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  • We use illustration of the wet with the water.
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  • If you get in the water, you don't have to
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  • negotiate about bein' wet.
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  • You will get wet.
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  • If you have a relationship with Jesus, and that is priority
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  • in your life, then a lot of things you see will be an
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  • overflow or an outflow of that relationship with Jesus Christ,
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  • and you begin to seek him first.
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  • Somethin' happens when God's first.
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  • When you begin to seek him first, then all these other
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  • things will be added unto you, all the things that you're
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  • workin' the mechanics to try to get, all the things that
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  • you're doing to try to get.
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  • Out of that relationship, you will encounter a loving Father
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  • who is very concerned about your everyday life and who wants to
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  • perfect everything that concerneth you.
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  • That's a radical statement: that God wants to perfect
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  • everything that concerns you.
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  • But where does it start?
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  • It starts with a intimate desire to wanna know him,
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  • to wanna know the power that flows from his Resurrection,
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  • to want to experience the transformation that comes
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  • as a result of knowing him.
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  • Now, all of a sudden, you stop trying to accept responsibility
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  • for transforming yourself, and now, as you behold him in
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  • that intimate relationship, the Holy Spirit has accepted
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  • the responsibility, and you now begin
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  • to experience transformation.
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  • The fruit of the Spirit flows out because of the time
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  • spent with him, transformation.
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  • All of a sudden, the things you've worked hard to stop
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  • tryin' to do, there's an ease that comes because of the
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  • relationship with Jesus, and the transformation comes.
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  • You experience that because "I wanna know you,
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  • Lord, and I wanna know the power that flows out of your
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  • Resurrection, and I wanna experience the transformation
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  • that takes place, simply because I am perfecting the art of being
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  • alone with God," and out of that secret place comes with
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  • ease a changed person, amen?
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  • Okay, let's begin.
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  • Mark chapter 10, verse 27--well, 2 Peter, I apologize.
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  • Let's read 2 Peter, chapter 1, verses 1 through 3.
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  • Ready? Read.
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  • "Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ,
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  • to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through
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  • the righteousness of God and our Savior Jesus Christ," verse 2,
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  • "Grace and peace be multiplied unto you," how many of you
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  • want grace to be multiplied?
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  • Now, here's the thing about it.
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  • You know, before, I didn't know if grace could be multiplied.
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  • I thought, well, you know, you're only
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  • gon' get the grace he gives you.
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  • He says grace can be multiplied.
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  • He says peace can be multiplied.
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  • How?
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  • Let's finish readin', "Through the knowledge of
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  • God, and of Jesus Christ."
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  • See, I want you to trade your knowledge about God,
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  • and I want you to get ahold of the knowledge of God,
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  • a knowing that comes through that intimate relationship.
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  • We have knowledge about God.
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  • I mean, people always wanna tell you what they know about God.
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  • They wanna tell you the amount of Scriptures
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  • that they know about God.
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  • They wanna correct you and rebuke you concerning what they
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  • have about God, but it's a whole different thing when we're
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  • talkin' about "Do you know him?"
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  • And I want you to trade your knowledge about God,
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  • and I want you to gain a knowledge that is borne out of a
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  • intimate relationship of God.
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  • And he says if you have this--check this out: if you
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  • have this relationship with God, your grace will multiply, why?
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  • Because of the intimate relationship.
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  • If you have this relationship with God,
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  • your peace will multiply.
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  • Do you understand the stuff that bothers you today won't bother
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  • you as a result of a intimate relationship with God,
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  • and it's not because the outside world has changed.
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  • It's because you have changed, and you can't help but to change
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  • because you spend time with the Spirit of change.
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  • That's how it's multiplied.
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  • It's not multiplied because you got "The 20 Principles to
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  • Multiply" or "The 10 Steps to Multiply," or "Hey,
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  • I'm gonna teach on ;The 7 Ways to Get More Grace.'"
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  • That's not how it's gon' happen.
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  • It's gonna happen because you are--you made a decision that
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  • "I'm gonna develop a relationship with Jesus,
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  • and that's the thing I'm gonna do,
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  • that my Christianity is defined by my relationship."
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  • Turn to two people and tell 'em, "I'm in
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  • it for the relationship."
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  • How many of you know that people are in it for a whole lot of
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  • different reasons, and the relationship is not one of 'em?
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  • And I'm tryin' to get your attention back to the primary,
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  • the priority, the main ingredient of this whole deal is
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  • that I am saved so I can have a relationship with Jesus Christ.
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  • See, if you get in it for the wrong reason, then when you
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  • don't get what you got in it for, you might wanna leave.
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  • "Well, I'm in it so I can prosper."
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  • Well, what if you don't prosper right away?
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  • "Well, I'm in it so I can get healed."
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  • Well, what if you don't get healed,
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  • and your ultimate healin' takes place?
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  • "Well, I'm in it for all these other reasons," and it's like,
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  • No, no, no, no, no.
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  • Get in it for the relationship. Get in it for the relationship.
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  • Don't use the mechanics.
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  • Get in it for the relation. You know, we talked last week.
  • 00:10:57.050 --> 00:10:59.060
  • What happens is, is some people get in it,
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  • and then God shows up with is mercy and grace,
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  • and he gives you a breakthrough, but after he gives you the
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  • breakthrough, then you initiate a breakup.
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  • The breakthrough came, and now you broke up.
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  • We don't see you no more.
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  • We askin', "Where are ya?
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  • Are you still saved? What happened?"
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  • "Well, I don't know, I ain't seen him since they
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  • had the breakthrough."
  • 00:11:19.040 --> 00:11:21.210
  • And after the breakthrough comes the breakup.
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  • Kind of like that song by The Stylistics.
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  • Break up to make up,
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  • that's all we do.
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  • Yeah, but you love me.
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  • Shut up now, boy.
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  • We treat God the same way though sometimes.
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  • Soon as the breakthrough come, we do the breakup,
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  • and that's a game for fools.
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  • Oh, I feel that Stylistics spirit comin' over.
  • 00:12:02.240 --> 00:12:09.280
  • Are you listenin' to me?
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  • It can be multiplied.
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  • Grace can be multiplied.
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  • Peace can be multiplied, and it's borne out of
  • 00:12:15.170 --> 00:12:19.120
  • your relationship with God.
  • 00:12:19.130 --> 00:12:23.080
  • "Seek ye first the kingdom of God and all these other things
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  • shall be added unto you."
  • 00:12:30.110 --> 00:12:31.240
  • Notice, the priorities got to be in place first.
  • 00:12:31.250 --> 00:12:35.080
  • And verse 3 says, "According as his divine power hath given unto
  • 00:12:35.090 --> 00:12:39.100
  • us," underline these next two words: "all things."
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  • No, no, underline it.
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  • Underline it, but take note of it.
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  • Highlight it in your Bible, your notes,
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  • "All things, all things.
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  • According as his divine power hath already given us all
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  • things," all things, what?
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  • "That pertain unto life and all things that pertain unto
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  • godliness," so that would include healing,
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  • that would include deliverance, that would include prosperity,
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  • that will include favor, that will include all things.
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  • That would include joy, that would include all things.
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  • So the Scripture says we have access to all things that
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  • pertain to life and godliness, but then
  • 00:13:14.150 --> 00:13:17.070
  • notice what he points back to.
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  • He says, "Through the knowledge of," through the "knowledge
  • 00:13:18.200 --> 00:13:24.190
  • of," not the "knowledge about," but the "knowledge of,"
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  • "through that knowing of him that has called us
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  • to glory and to virtue."
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  • All things won't be made available to those who
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  • just operate the mechanics.
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  • Mm-mm, I know a lot of people who operate the mechanics,
  • 00:13:45.030 --> 00:13:47.200
  • but they don't know him.
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  • That's kind of like goin' through the motion of
  • 00:13:50.070 --> 00:13:51.270
  • somethin' that needs a battery.
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  • You can go through the motion of cranking your car up and movin'
  • 00:13:55.080 --> 00:13:57.230
  • the stick shift, but if you ain't connected to
  • 00:13:57.240 --> 00:13:59.220
  • the battery, there's no power.
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  • "All things made available to those," who will exchange
  • 00:14:03.040 --> 00:14:09.020
  • their knowledge about him?
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  • Hey, I'm not saying get rid of your knowledge about him.
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  • I'm saying put it in the right place 'cause you're gonna know
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  • about him because you know of him.
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  • You're gonna know plenty.
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  • You're gon' know more about God as a result of your intimate
  • 00:14:20.060 --> 00:14:23.030
  • relationship with God, than you know about God without
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  • a relationship with God.
  • 00:14:28.050 --> 00:14:30.130
  • See, what happens sometimes, if you know God, then when error
  • 00:14:30.140 --> 00:14:33.280
  • shows up in teaching, God'll help guide you, but if you
  • 00:14:33.290 --> 00:14:37.050
  • don't know God, and then you're trusting the teachers,
  • 00:14:37.060 --> 00:14:39.200
  • and they teach it in error, because of your lack of
  • 00:14:39.210 --> 00:14:42.030
  • knowledge of knowing of who God is,
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  • then he didn't have a chance to say nothin' to ya 'cause there's
  • 00:14:44.160 --> 00:14:47.030
  • no relationship between you.
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  • In your spirit, you know when it's right and when somethin'
  • 00:14:50.250 --> 00:14:53.060
  • ain't right 'cause you have a relationship with God.
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  • If you understand that, say amen.
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  • Now, let's get started here today.
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  • Let's look at Mark chapter 10, Luke chapter 1,
  • 00:15:04.120 --> 00:15:07.250
  • and Mark chapter 9.
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  • Let's look at Scriptures that we're familiar with,
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  • and notice how each of these Scripture are moving us toward
  • 00:15:13.270 --> 00:15:17.260
  • the relationship of--that we should have with the Father.
  • 00:15:17.270 --> 00:15:23.070
  • Let's look at Mark 10, verse 27 first.
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  • He says, "And Jesus looking upon them saith,
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  • 'With men it is impossible, but not with God,'" turn to your
  • 00:15:31.210 --> 00:15:36.210
  • neighbor, Bernie Mac, "Who are you with?"
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  • 'Cause this is the key.
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  • This is the key to our Christianity.
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  • "Who are you with?"
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  • "With men, it's impossible, but not with God, for with God,"
  • 00:15:51.210 --> 00:15:57.050
  • here's what I want you to get, "all things are possible."
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  • "With God, all things are possible."
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  • We work real hard to try to get with men, but you're limited
  • 00:16:06.120 --> 00:16:10.110
  • there, but "With God, all things are possible."
  • 00:16:10.120 --> 00:16:15.020
  • Now go to Luke chapter 1.
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  • Again, he declares this again, Luke 1:37, "With God,"
  • 00:16:17.110 --> 00:16:21.220
  • with God, my relationship with God, "all things are possible."
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  • With God. With God.
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  • I'm with God. I'm with God.
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  • I have a relationship with God. I'm with him.
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  • I'm with God.
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  • Remember when you were in college, you was datin' around,
  • 00:16:35.230 --> 00:16:37.020
  • somebody said, "Who are you with now?
  • 00:16:37.030 --> 00:16:42.260
  • "Well, 'cause I know you used to be with Sandy."
  • 00:16:42.270 --> 00:16:47.130
  • "No, I'm with Kathleen now."
  • 00:16:47.140 --> 00:16:50.130
  • There's some old names, isn't it?
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  • "Well, what happened to Helen?"
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  • "Well, I'm not with Helen.
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  • Helen and I, we're not together anymore."
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  • Well, listen to this: I'm with God, and verse 37 says,
  • 00:17:03.130 --> 00:17:07.140
  • "For," read with me, "For with God," come on.
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  • But it is leaning toward a relationship.
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  • "For with God," a relationship with God puts me in this place,
  • 00:17:19.190 --> 00:17:24.260
  • "nothing shall be impossible."
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  • Now look at Mark chapter 9.
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  • Now, what is borne out of me being with
  • 00:17:31.050 --> 00:17:33.190
  • God, look at Mark chapter 9.
  • 00:17:33.200 --> 00:17:34.290
  • What's borne out of me being with God?
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  • And this is the thing we struggle
  • 00:17:37.170 --> 00:17:38.260
  • with sometimes as Christians.
  • 00:17:38.270 --> 00:17:40.250
  • It's the area of belief.
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  • "Jesus said," verse 23, "Jesus said unto him,
  • 00:17:43.140 --> 00:17:46.130
  • 'If thou canst believe, if you can't believe,
  • 00:17:46.140 --> 00:17:49.020
  • all things are possible to him that believes.'"
  • 00:17:49.030 --> 00:17:52.280
  • So there's nothin' impossible with God, but then he says
  • 00:17:52.290 --> 00:17:56.060
  • that "All things are possible to him that believes."
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  • So I'm with God--look what he's saying.
  • 00:18:00.100 --> 00:18:02.160
  • I'm with God--watch this--and if all things are possible to those
  • 00:18:02.170 --> 00:18:07.030
  • that believe, how many of you even know that your relationship
  • 00:18:07.040 --> 00:18:09.240
  • with God eliminates this issue of unbelief?
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  • You are not gonna have problems believing God,
  • 00:18:16.270 --> 00:18:20.020
  • who you spend time with.
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  • You're not gonna have problems believing God,
  • 00:18:23.110 --> 00:18:26.070
  • who you have fellowship with, God,
  • 00:18:26.080 --> 00:18:28.210
  • who you have intimate relationship with.
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  • It's gonna be very difficult for you to say,
  • 00:18:31.170 --> 00:18:33.210
  • "I don't believe a God that I spend time with."
  • 00:18:33.220 --> 00:18:38.060
  • In fact, when you know people and you spend time with people,
  • 00:18:38.070 --> 00:18:41.080
  • and somebody wanna come and dog them out,
  • 00:18:41.090 --> 00:18:43.080
  • you don't even flinch.
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  • That ain't true Why?
  • 00:18:44.290 --> 00:18:46.080
  • I spend time with them.
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  • I know them.
  • 00:18:49.000 --> 00:18:50.110
  • That ain't even true, that ain't never happened the 20 years
  • 00:18:50.120 --> 00:18:52.190
  • I spent time with him, man, and I'm supposed to believe you?
  • 00:18:52.200 --> 00:18:55.090
  • Who knew?
  • 00:18:55.100 --> 00:19:01.010
  • So the issue of unbelief--over. Why?
  • 00:19:01.020 --> 00:19:03.200
  • 'Cause I spend time with God. We struggle to believe sometime.
  • 00:19:03.210 --> 00:19:06.090
  • "I believe, I believe, I believe."
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  • You're makin' a mental rehearsal in your head: "I believe,
  • 00:19:07.240 --> 00:19:11.010
  • I believe, I believe," and that's what--a mental assent.
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  • You're tryin' to get it up here, but it's not here.
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  • Belief has got to take place in the heart.
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  • You can't get belief in the heart by just sayin' it over and
  • 00:19:17.270 --> 00:19:21.000
  • over and over and over again.
  • 00:19:21.010 --> 00:19:22.180
  • You have a mental assent, but I'm talkin' about,
  • 00:19:22.190 --> 00:19:24.240
  • when you really believe somethin' in your heart,
  • 00:19:24.250 --> 00:19:26.210
  • it becomes effortless where your belief is concerned, why?
  • 00:19:26.220 --> 00:19:29.230
  • It's the relationship that solved that, the relationship.
  • 00:19:29.240 --> 00:19:35.040
  • So if you find yourself struggling to believe what God
  • 00:19:35.050 --> 00:19:38.010
  • said, if you find yourself struggling to believe his
  • 00:19:38.020 --> 00:19:40.200
  • promise, or you have fear come knockin' at the door,
  • 00:19:40.210 --> 00:19:43.150
  • you say, "I wanna believe, but, Lord, help my unbelief,"
  • 00:19:43.160 --> 00:19:46.130
  • here's the answer: spend time with him.
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  • And that's a issue that is no more.
  • 00:19:51.210 --> 00:19:54.080
  • "I know him.
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  • I know him, therefore I believe him."
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  • And you know what happens?
  • 00:19:58.160 --> 00:19:59.250
  • Watch peace get multiplied because I know him,
  • 00:19:59.260 --> 00:20:02.260
  • and in the midst of a hard time, and I know if I believe
  • 00:20:02.270 --> 00:20:05.010
  • God, that all things are possible.
  • 00:20:05.020 --> 00:20:06.110
  • Watch peace get multiplied.
  • 00:20:06.120 --> 00:20:08.000
  • "I'm not walkin' away upset, nervous, and in panic, why?
  • 00:20:08.010 --> 00:20:11.180
  • 'Cause I know him."
  • 00:20:11.190 --> 00:20:13.080
  • And you know what else happens when you know him?
  • 00:20:13.090 --> 00:20:14.250
  • You know he loves you. And so now you have faith.
  • 00:20:14.260 --> 00:20:17.100
  • You have faith because faith worketh by love, but faith
  • 00:20:17.110 --> 00:20:20.030
  • worketh by love because you know God loves you, and so
  • 00:20:20.040 --> 00:20:22.170
  • you spend time with him, and, y'all, do you have
  • 00:20:22.180 --> 00:20:24.250
  • a relationship, a love with him?
  • 00:20:24.260 --> 00:20:26.050
  • Who's struggling to believe?
  • 00:20:26.060 --> 00:20:28.090
  • Who's walkin' in fear? Who's walkin' in doubt?
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  • I have a relationship with him.
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  • I am no longer questioning whether God loves me.
  • 00:20:32.140 --> 00:20:35.050
  • No preacher can stand in the pulpit and tell me God's mad at
  • 00:20:35.060 --> 00:20:37.290
  • me and he won't have nothin' to do with me no more, why?
  • 00:20:38.000 --> 00:20:40.020
  • I know him for myself, and God has died and shed his blood so
  • 00:20:40.030 --> 00:20:44.280
  • you can know him for yourself.
  • 00:20:44.290 --> 00:20:49.120
  • "The preacher said," "the preacher said,"
  • 00:20:49.130 --> 00:20:50.220
  • no, you need to know him for yourself.
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  • Look at the issues that are resolved.
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  • Fruit of the Spirit.
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  • All of the sudden, you wanna forgive.
  • 00:20:57.190 --> 00:20:58.290
  • All of a sudden, you wanna love.
  • 00:20:59.000 --> 00:21:00.190
  • All of a sudden, you do all of the things in the fruit of the
  • 00:21:00.200 --> 00:21:03.090
  • Spirit, and you don't even know how to name each of the fruit of
  • 00:21:03.100 --> 00:21:05.270
  • the Spirits yet, but out of that relationship with him,
  • 00:21:05.280 --> 00:21:08.260
  • the fruit of the Spirit is 'cause it's flowing forth, why?
  • 00:21:08.270 --> 00:21:11.260
  • Because you're not spending time with God of love.
  • 00:21:11.270 --> 00:21:16.040
  • You're spending time with God who is love.
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  • You're spendin' time with love.
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  • So the fruit of love comes out.
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  • Patience comes out.
  • 00:21:24.260 --> 00:21:27.020
  • Forgiveness comes out.
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  • It just falls out of you, and you have to look at yourself one
  • 00:21:29.210 --> 00:21:32.050
  • day in the mirror and say, "What is goin' on with me?"
  • 00:21:32.060 --> 00:21:36.020
  • This relationship with Jesus is producin' somethin' on the
  • 00:21:36.030 --> 00:21:39.010
  • inside of you that none of your carnal means
  • 00:21:39.020 --> 00:21:43.070
  • have been able to produce.
  • 00:21:43.080 --> 00:21:44.170
  • None of your mechanics have ever been able to produce what time
  • 00:21:44.180 --> 00:21:49.100
  • spent with him is producin' in you.
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  • Let me calm down.
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  • All right, let's go to Isaiah 40:31.
  • 00:21:59.200 --> 00:22:03.060
  • Isaiah 40:31.
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  • Spendin' time in your car on the way to a destination,
  • 00:22:06.120 --> 00:22:10.200
  • and you think, "Well, I might as well talk to God.
  • 00:22:10.210 --> 00:22:14.020
  • I'mma pray in the Holy Spirit."
  • 00:22:14.030 --> 00:22:15.120
  • How many of you prayed in the Holy Spirit,
  • 00:22:15.130 --> 00:22:16.220
  • you know, goin' to work, just, the whole time just prayin'?
  • 00:22:16.230 --> 00:22:19.080
  • By the time you get in to work, that stuff can't bother you.
  • 00:22:19.090 --> 00:22:22.120
  • And it's amazing, when you do that, the
  • 00:22:22.130 --> 00:22:23.220
  • first thing you bump into is somebody tryin' to,
  • 00:22:23.230 --> 00:22:27.270
  • "You tryin' to mess with me now?
  • 00:22:27.280 --> 00:22:30.060
  • Tryin' to--I was fine until I done bumped into you."
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  • That's the thief trying to rob you of what you have just set
  • 00:22:35.250 --> 00:22:41.000
  • yourself up for 'cause time spent with God is
  • 00:22:41.010 --> 00:22:45.050
  • never a waste of time.
  • 00:22:45.060 --> 00:22:49.090
  • All right, y'all ready for this now?
  • 00:22:49.100 --> 00:22:51.160
  • All that stuff I'd just been sayin', that's all foundational
  • 00:22:51.170 --> 00:22:53.170
  • stuff to get everybody on the same page.
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  • Thank you, Jesus.
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  • You got your handkerchiefs?
  • 00:22:58.010 --> 00:23:00.070
  • Snot rags?
  • 00:23:00.080 --> 00:23:03.020
  • You gettin' ready to fall in love.
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  • You're fittin' to fall in love with Jesus here, boy.
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  • All right, now, watch this, Isaiah 40:31, let's read it
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  • in the King James and then the Amplified.
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  • The King James says, "But they that wait upon the Lord
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  • shall renew their strength.
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  • They shall mount up with wings as eagles.
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  • They shall run, and not be weary.
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  • They shall walk, and not faint."
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  • Now, the first thing we need to do is make a correction where
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  • a translation is concerned.
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  • There's a difference between "waiting on the Lord," which is
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  • what we got from religion, and "waiting for the Lord."
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  • The correct translation of this Scripture, you'll
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  • see in a moment, the correct translation, when he says,
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  • "Wait upon the Lord," in the King James,
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  • it's translated, "waiting for God."
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  • Somehow, we got "waiting on God."
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  • The difference is, when you wait "on God," you're waiting on God
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  • as a servant would wait on somebody
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  • comin' in the restaurant.
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  • That's how I used to teach it.
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  • It didn't even dawn on me, "Let's look at what it said."
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  • There's a difference between "waiting on God" like a servant,
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  • you know, serving that person that's there,
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  • versus "waiting for God," and the context of the
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  • Scripture really, it spells it out.
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  • "Waiting for God" is there's something that happens as
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  • a result of waiting for him.
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  • In this Scripture, your strength is being renewed,
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  • you'll mount up like you're on the wings like an eagle.
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  • That happens as a result of waiting for God.
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  • So let's look at the Amplified, and I'll define what it
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  • means to wait for God.
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  • The Amplified says, "But those who wait for the Lord," see,
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  • they even translated it correctly.
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  • It's not "waiting on God."
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  • "Those who wait for the Lord," so we're
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  • talkin' about "waiting for God."
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  • I want you to renew your mind.
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  • We're not talkin' about "waiting on God."
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  • It'll take a little time, but it's "waiting for God."
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  • "They that wait for the Lord shall renew their strength."
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  • It's not talkin' about "They that wait on the Lord."
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  • There's a big difference here.
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  • Creflo: You ain't the weak, little, pathetic thing
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  • that you used to be.
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  • You've been hardened a little bit, and now you can
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  • send all your haters a Christmas card,
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  • thanking them for helpin' you to mature and to trust in God.
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  • "Since I can't trust you, I can trust in a God,
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  • who will never let me down."
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  • Personal relationship.
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  • announcer: Omaha, Nebraska; Woodbridge, Virginia;
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  • and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, we are on the way.
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  • Join Pastors Creflo and Taffi Dollar for one day only.
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  • female: I come because I enjoy the Word, and the
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  • Word is awesome, and you always get a good
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  • message that comes breakthrough.
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  • announcer: Join us in Omaha, September 13;
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  • Woodbridge, on October 11; and Philadelphia,
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  • on November 15, for one day only.
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  • Creflo: We love to preach the gospel with our actions
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  • and not just with our words.
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  • You see, we often visit countries all over the world,
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  • and when we do, we see a common theme.
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  • We all have more similarities than differences,
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  • especially when it comes to basic human needs.
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  • Now, the members of Creflo Dollar Global Missions often
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  • teams up with philanthropic organizations and local groups
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  • to serve disadvantaged people in remote areas of the world.
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  • Now, we are able to give them medical supplies,
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  • food, clothing, and hygiene kits.
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  • Meeting the physical needs of hurting people opens the door to
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  • share the gospel of grace with them, so I wanna thank
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  • you for helping us with this ministry, and God bless you.
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  • announcer: Your generosity paves the way for our missions
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  • team to help out in some of the most
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  • impoverished areas of the world.
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  • To learn more about Creflo Dollar Global Missions, visit
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  • Missions. CrefloDollarMinistries.org.
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  • Thank you for your prayers and faithful support.
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  • announcer: Thank you, partners and friends.
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  • Your love and financial support makes it possible to bring this
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  • message into millions of homes all across the globe.
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