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Get Out Of The Boat

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July 27, 2020
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Join the dynamic leadership and teaching of Dr. Creflo and Taffi Dollar.

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  • Taffi Dollar: Your thinkingsmall is what causes you to stay
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  • in the boat, thinking lessthan what God has said.
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  • 'Cause you got to understandthat God is a big God.
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  • This little stuff is menial tohim, and we've got to understand
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  • we've got the masterof the universe.
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  • I mean, he's got it all in hishands, and our mindset has to be
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  • big like he is.
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  • We've got to think big.
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  • We've got to think in linewith what he wants us to do.
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  • announcer: Calling allmen from around the world.
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  • Join us for MENtality 2020.
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  • Creflo: A man that cannotcontrol his emotions is the
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  • weakest man on the planet.
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  • Michael Smith: I'm nervousto share this message with
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  • you today.
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  • Touré Roberts: Igot an honest question.
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  • Michael: 'Cause it'sgonna get nitty and gritty.
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  • Touré: We should be ableto talk about certain stuff.
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  • ♪ This is your world, so let'svow to make it a better place ♪
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  • ♪ Let every heart that needs toknow your love is here to stay ♪
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  • ♪ Oh, oh, it's timeto live a new life ♪
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  • ♪ Oh, oh, let his loveshine bright in you ♪
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  • ♪ Oh, oh, we'resaved by his grace ♪
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  • ♪ So we embraceyour love today ♪
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  • Taffi: And so let's look atPsalm 78, verse 41, Psalm 78,
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  • verse 41 because we have tounderstand what happens when we
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  • stay in the comfort zone, whenwe stay in a place of neutrality
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  • versus really understandingthe benefits of leaping out and
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  • taking a step out on the waterand walking in the realm of
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  • the miraculous.
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  • So 78, verse 41 says, "Yea, theyturned back and tempted God, and
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  • limited the holy one of Israel."
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  • This is talking about thechildren of Israel; how they
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  • turned back, they temptedGod, and then as a result they
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  • limited God.
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  • I'm reminded--I was studyingLot's wife, and that was what
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  • happened to her too.
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  • Lot's wife--we don'teven know her name.
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  • They just--you know,Ms. Lot's wife.
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  • She looked back, and the Biblesays she turned to a pillar
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  • of salt.
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  • I don't know--the Bible eventalks about how she was
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  • behind Lot.
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  • And when she was behind him,there might have been some level
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  • of dread that she perhaps waslooking back to wanting maybe
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  • not to part from what wasbehind and going forward.
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  • And so it says that when shelooked back as she was behind
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  • Lot, that she turnedinto a pillar of salt.
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  • And I'm sure that there werethings that God wanted to do in
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  • her life.
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  • But if we don't begin to stepout, we'll limit him from
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  • doing it.
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  • No telling where God was leadingher with Lot, what assignment
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  • God had for her life, perhapswith Lot, or maybe something
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  • that God had called her todo apart from her husband.
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  • We'll never know.
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  • You know why?
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  • Because she looked back.
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  • And sometimes you got to letgo in order to go forward.
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  • You've got to recognizethat the past was the past.
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  • Pre-corona, it was what it was,but bless God it's a new day.
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  • And I'm going forward in 2020.
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  • I'm going forward.
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  • There may be some businessideas, there may be some
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  • strategies, some things that Godhas laid on your heart to do,
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  • some things that perhaps youhave just kind of put on the
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  • back burner and say, "Well, youknow, I don't want to do that
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  • right now.
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  • That's just--I don'thave the time to do it."
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  • Well, you got the time now.
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  • Why not pick it back up and prayabout it and say, "Lord, is this
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  • something that Ineed to be doing?
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  • Is this something that is fromyou or is this something that is
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  • just, you know, not yourwill but a good idea?
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  • Or is this a God idea."
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  • But once we recognize somethings here, we can understand
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  • that we limit God by nothaving a vision, by fearing the
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  • unknown, by thinking small.
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  • Again, we limit God bynot having a vision.
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  • You've got to have a vision andthe vision of God for your life.
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  • And so it says the children ofIsrael, they turned back, they
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  • tempted God, and they limitedthe holy one of Israel.
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  • You limit God by not having avision, fearing the unknown,
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  • thinking small,fearing change,
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  • being unwillingto take a risk,
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  • fearing failure, not taking astep of faith, think of this
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  • one, being lazy, andstaying in the boat.
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  • I'll say that again.
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  • We limit God by nothaving a vision.
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  • What is the vision, andis the vision from God?
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  • 'Cause I knew that God gave mea vision for women 20 something
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  • years ago.
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  • This isn't, you know, somethingwe just started doing
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  • and just--"
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  • Oh, we just going tohave women's meetings."
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  • No.
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  • God has placed that on my heart.
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  • That is assignment for mylife, to minister to women; to
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  • minister to women inprostitution, in the adult
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  • entertainment industry, womenwho are on the pole, women who
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  • are in strip clubs.
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  • So I have a vision for women.
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  • But if we don't have a vision,it becomes very cloudy on what
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  • it is the objective and what itis you're trying to accomplish.
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  • What is the visionfor your business?
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  • What is the visionfor your family?
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  • What is the visionfor your marriage?
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  • What is the visionfor your life?
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  • What is it thatyou're trying to do?
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  • 'Cause otherwise, why areyou getting out of the boat?
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  • You might as well stay in theboat until you understand what
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  • the vision is.
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  • Get the vision first, andthen let God add on to it.
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  • What is it thatis my assignment?
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  • Like the Apostle Paul said, "Iwill not be disobedient to the
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  • heavenly vision."
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  • I lift my hand to God.
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  • I will not disobey theassignment that God has placed
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  • on Creflo and TaffiDollar's life.
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  • I will not get inthe middle of that.
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  • And so you have to make up inyour mind and know what that
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  • vision is and recognize it comesfrom heaven and understand it
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  • must be obeyed.
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  • It's not optional.
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  • It's not something that, youknow, you can pick and choose
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  • to do.
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  • Our life centers around thevision of God, the will of God,
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  • what he has called us to do.
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  • We've been in caraccidents, plane accidents.
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  • We've been, you know, in allkinds of dangerous treacherous
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  • situations, but you know what?
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  • I know why God has us here.
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  • When Creflo had that caraccident in Sacramento years
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  • ago, he said the Lord told himtoo much unfinished business.
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  • There were thingsthat he needed to do.
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  • That was before the NewYork church started.
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  • There were things that he hadto do, and obviously more things
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  • that he supposed to do whenhe got diagnosed with cancer.
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  • You know, all thesedifferent things.
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  • But you know what?
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  • The vision never fails.
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  • It speaks and it will not lie.
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  • So I encourage you to askyourself this morning, "What is
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  • the vision?"
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  • Because you limit Godby not having one.
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  • You should have one for yourlife; his vision, not this
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  • grandiose thing, "You know, in 6months I'm going to do this, and
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  • then, you know, 12 monthsI'm going to do that."
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  • Become a narcissistic aboutwhat it is you want to do.
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  • No.
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  • But in order to accomplish thevision of God, you must not be
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  • afraid of the unknown.
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  • You must not think small.
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  • You can't think small.
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  • You can't fear change.
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  • A lot of us just think toosmall, and consequently we stay
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  • in the boat.
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  • I thought real small.
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  • I was like, "Lord, Creflo andI, we're just going to pastor a
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  • little church and we'regoing to have our real jobs.
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  • This is just going to besomething we do when the
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  • weekend comes."
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  • I thought real small.
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  • I thought our careers will bethe main thing and the church
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  • will be the smallthing, the other thing.
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  • Had no idea becauseI thought very small.
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  • Not because he was, you know,not a good teacher or not a
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  • good preacher.
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  • I knew he had a gift to teachand a calling and an assignment
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  • to bring understanding of theWord of God, but I just never
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  • knew the impact that this visionwas assigned globally to
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  • impact people.
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  • And so you think--your thinkingsmall is what causes you to stay
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  • in the boat, thinking lessthan what God has said.
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  • 'Cause you got to understandthat God is a big God.
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  • This little stuff is menial tohim, and we've got to understand
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  • we've got the masterof the universe.
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  • I mean, he's got it all in hishands, and our mindset has to be
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  • big like his.
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  • We've got to think big.
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  • We've got to think in linewith what he wants us to do.
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  • Fearing change is anotherreason why we stay in the boat.
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  • Afraid of change.
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  • And so you have to make upin your life that you
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  • desire change.
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  • I think that's the--one ofthe main ingredients for a
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  • successful relationship isthat you've got desire change.
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  • You've got to want to havea relationship with God
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  • that changes.
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  • Your relationship with Godpre-corona should be different
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  • post-corona, okay?
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  • It shouldn't be the same,thinking the same, doing the
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  • same, knowing him the same way.
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  • I'm telling you, because of whatwe have gone through over these
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  • last several weeks, that you'vebeen changed on the inside
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  • because you're trusting himmore, you're believing him more,
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  • you know what he's able to do;that he is a deliverer, he is
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  • your protector.
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  • He is able to deliver you justlike he did Jonah and the whale
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  • and Daniel in the lion's den andPaul with the serpent, getting a
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  • revelation of the fact thathe is a covenant-keeping God.
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  • He is a covenant-keeping God,and that he can secure and he
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  • does secure our lives.
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  • He keeps us safe.
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  • So you can't fear change.
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  • Change is goingon all around us.
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  • As we speak, there'schange that goes on 24/7.
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  • How many of you knowcorona is working 24/7?
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  • You better believe that you'vegot to let your faith
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  • operate 24/7.
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  • That virus is working tokill, steal, and to destroy.
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  • And you know what Bible says?
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  • Where sin abounds, grace doesmuch more aground--abound.
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  • Where sickness abounds,health does much more abound.
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  • Where poverty abounds,prosperity and abundance does
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  • much more abound.
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  • But you have to decide,"What am I going to think?
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  • What am I going to think on?
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  • What am I going togive my mind to?
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  • Am I going to limit myself tooperating in the laws of sin and
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  • death or am I going to operatein the law of the Spirit of life
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  • in Christ, which sets me freefrom the law of sin and death?"
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  • So you can't fear change.
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  • Don't fear change.
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  • Welcome change in your life.
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  • I've learned the importanceand continuously learning the
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  • importance of it.
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  • The days of--that are comingahead of us, we don't
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  • quite know.
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  • There's a level of knowledgethat we know based on the Word
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  • of God, but we've neverbeen in this place before.
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  • But you know what?
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  • We're going to be okay becausewe have God and we have faith in
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  • his Word that coversevery area of our life.
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  • I used to--as a parent--as theydescribe, the helicopter parent,
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  • just hovering overtrying to see.
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  • I remember when Jordan went offto college her first year, and I
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  • was just so nervous.
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  • I'm like, "Oh, Lord, she's justnot going to be able to get up
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  • on time.
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  • She's just not goingto do her work.
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  • She's just goingto get caught up."
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  • She said, "Mom, trust in thefoundation that you and dad laid
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  • for me."
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  • I said, "Amen."
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  • She cleaned my clock right then.
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  • And as a parent,your children grow.
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  • People grow.
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  • People want to change.
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  • People become more independent,and change is good.
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  • Welcome change.
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  • Don't be afraid of change.
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  • Don't be unwillingto take the risk.
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  • Don't be afraid of mistakes,that some things may not work
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  • out like you envisioned them to.
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  • I would spend time with MarilynHickey and go to her house and
  • 00:14:56.064 --> 00:15:02.170
  • just kind of hang out, and shehas always been like a mentor
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  • and spoken authority anddifferent things into my life.
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  • And she said, "Taffi, you'regoing to miss it sometime."
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  • She told me about how shehad this Word of knowledge.
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  • She went up to this person andshe told them what she thought
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  • the Lord said that they had, andthey said, "I don't know what
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  • you're talking about, lady.
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  • I don't know who you are.
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  • I don't have whatyou said I have."
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  • And she said, "That's okay.
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  • You're going to miss itsometimes, but it's all right.
  • 00:15:34.369 --> 00:15:37.305
  • You just put the car in reverse,back up, and put it back in
  • 00:15:37.338 --> 00:15:40.875
  • drive and keep on going."
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  • It's not the end of the world.
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  • People are goingto make mistakes.
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  • And so we have to recognize thatthat's not an excuse or reason
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  • to stay in the boat and notto take a step of faith.
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  • And so we have to takethe limits off God.
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  • Say that with me.
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  • "I must take thelimits off God."
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  • When we get out of the boatand start believing God for
  • 00:16:08.469 --> 00:16:10.438
  • something big, we willstart seeing the miracles.
  • 00:16:10.471 --> 00:16:14.075
  • 'Cause how many of you know ifwe don't get out of the boat, if
  • 00:16:14.108 --> 00:16:17.945
  • we don't start believing forsomething big, we will
  • 00:16:17.979 --> 00:16:20.815
  • never see?
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  • If I had said, "Cancel.
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  • Just forget everything.
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  • We're not having this Worthconference," we wouldn't have
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  • seen the numbers of testimoniesand the lives that were impacted
  • 00:16:31.325 --> 00:16:35.363
  • as a result of the women whowere able to experience God and
  • 00:16:35.396 --> 00:16:42.403
  • to go to another level.
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  • The anointing was so strong.
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  • The worship was strong.
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  • The Word was strong.
  • 00:16:50.878 --> 00:16:52.613
  • It was powerful.
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  • We would have never been able tosee that if we didn't get out of
  • 00:16:54.215 --> 00:16:56.551
  • the boat and believe God, thatGod could do something big in
  • 00:16:56.584 --> 00:17:01.222
  • the virtual space forwomen and the women of God.
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  • And so let's look backat Matthew chapter 14.
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  • Let's go back over there.
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  • Turn in your Bibles to verse 29.
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  • You have to be willingto take a risk.
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  • If you're the type of person whowants your whole life planned
  • 00:17:23.678 --> 00:17:25.880
  • out and simply refuses to takea risk, you'll never walk
  • 00:17:25.913 --> 00:17:28.349
  • on water.
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  • If you insist on knowing exactlywhere you'd be, what you'll be
  • 00:17:30.852 --> 00:17:34.021
  • doing, who you'll be doing itwith from 20 years from now,
  • 00:17:34.055 --> 00:17:37.258
  • you'll never see God's best.
  • 00:17:37.291 --> 00:17:40.528
  • It takes faith to see the real,the supernatural power of God.
  • 00:17:40.561 --> 00:17:47.001
  • I think about the Dome.
  • 00:17:47.034 --> 00:17:50.671
  • That Dome is a manifestation offaith in God and faith in his
  • 00:17:50.705 --> 00:17:56.277
  • Word and faithin the miraculous
  • 00:17:56.310 --> 00:18:02.416
  • to not have hadany loan, any,
  • 00:18:02.450 --> 00:18:07.655
  • you know, financial backing, butyet God's miraculous hand built
  • 00:18:07.688 --> 00:18:12.360
  • that and paid for that edifice.
  • 00:18:12.393 --> 00:18:17.465
  • It's all to the glory of God.
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  • If it is God, he'll call you todo something that's beyond
  • 00:18:21.402 --> 00:18:23.604
  • your ability.
  • 00:18:23.638 --> 00:18:26.641
  • If it is God, he'll call youto do something beyond
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  • your ability.
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  • You got to understand, Ididn't know how to minister
  • 00:18:35.183 --> 00:18:37.818
  • to strippers.
  • 00:18:37.852 --> 00:18:40.888
  • I don't know how tominister to prostitutes.
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  • I'm like, "Lord, Idon't know these people.
  • 00:18:43.491 --> 00:18:47.528
  • I--what--when did I takethe course on that level
  • 00:18:47.562 --> 00:18:53.234
  • of ministry?
  • 00:18:53.267 --> 00:18:55.636
  • Didn't even go to aBible school or seminary.
  • 00:18:55.670 --> 00:18:58.806
  • None of that stuff."
  • 00:18:58.839 --> 00:19:00.942
  • But he says, "I'm calling you tominister to women in the city of
  • 00:19:00.975 --> 00:19:05.780
  • Atlanta who are in the adultentertainment industry and in
  • 00:19:05.813 --> 00:19:09.150
  • prostitution, period."
  • 00:19:09.183 --> 00:19:14.255
  • I knew and I still know thatthat is beyond my ability.
  • 00:19:14.288 --> 00:19:18.659
  • You know what?
  • 00:19:18.693 --> 00:19:20.561
  • It causes me to rely onhim every single day.
  • 00:19:20.595 --> 00:19:26.167
  • I got a text yesterday.
  • 00:19:26.200 --> 00:19:28.069
  • Our team went and ministered toone the guys who was a bouncer
  • 00:19:28.102 --> 00:19:30.204
  • at the strip club, and calledthe family and prayed with him
  • 00:19:30.238 --> 00:19:32.974
  • and prayed with his momconcerning the diagnosis
  • 00:19:33.007 --> 00:19:36.644
  • of corona.
  • 00:19:36.677 --> 00:19:40.047
  • Thank God, thedoctors were amazed.
  • 00:19:40.081 --> 00:19:42.717
  • This guy was on televisionyesterday as a walking testimony
  • 00:19:42.750 --> 00:19:48.689
  • of the power of God.
  • 00:19:48.723 --> 00:19:52.793
  • And so when you just get outon the water and you just
  • 00:19:52.827 --> 00:19:56.030
  • supernaturally start believingGod, you don't know what God
  • 00:19:56.063 --> 00:19:58.833
  • would do.
  • 00:19:58.866 --> 00:20:00.968
  • We're not just ministering tothe dancers and ministering to
  • 00:20:01.002 --> 00:20:03.037
  • the prostitutes.
  • 00:20:03.070 --> 00:20:05.206
  • We minister to the clubowners, to the bouncers, to
  • 00:20:05.239 --> 00:20:07.308
  • the bartenders.
  • 00:20:07.341 --> 00:20:09.110
  • We minister to them all.
  • 00:20:09.143 --> 00:20:10.911
  • They all need tobe saved, the DJs.
  • 00:20:10.945 --> 00:20:12.813
  • "Do you know Jesus?"
  • 00:20:12.847 --> 00:20:15.049
  • You know why?
  • 00:20:15.082 --> 00:20:16.984
  • Because this is a Godassignment, and they need
  • 00:20:17.018 --> 00:20:18.819
  • God too.
  • 00:20:18.853 --> 00:20:20.921
  • They've got toknow the Lord, too.
  • 00:20:20.955 --> 00:20:23.791
  • And so thankfully we're seeingthe power of God's hand.
  • 00:20:23.824 --> 00:20:29.563
  • Cheryl and the team, they wentin and prayed and released their
  • 00:20:29.597 --> 00:20:32.500
  • faith with the family,and look at what God did.
  • 00:20:32.533 --> 00:20:38.005
  • Supernaturally caused him toexperience God's healing
  • 00:20:38.039 --> 00:20:42.777
  • and wholeness.
  • 00:20:42.810 --> 00:20:46.213
  • Okay, let's read hereverse--let's go back to Matthew
  • 00:20:46.247 --> 00:20:51.819
  • chapter 14, and we're goingto pick up where we left off.
  • 00:20:51.852 --> 00:21:00.561
  • It says--skip down to verse 29.
  • 00:21:00.594 --> 00:21:08.069
  • "Jesus said, 'Come ahead.'
  • 00:21:08.102 --> 00:21:11.038
  • Jumping out of the boat, Peterwalked on the water to Jesus.
  • 00:21:11.072 --> 00:21:14.675
  • But when he looked down at thewaves churning beneath his feet,
  • 00:21:14.709 --> 00:21:20.247
  • he lost his nerveand started to sink."
  • 00:21:20.281 --> 00:21:27.888
  • And so the Scripture sayshe looked at the waves.
  • 00:21:27.922 --> 00:21:33.294
  • How many of you know you can'tlook at the circumstances in
  • 00:21:33.327 --> 00:21:36.364
  • your life?
  • 00:21:36.397 --> 00:21:40.000
  • "Oh, Lord, they got achurch band over here.
  • 00:21:40.034 --> 00:21:42.136
  • They got, you know, thisband going on over here.
  • 00:21:42.169 --> 00:21:44.572
  • And what is--you know, how manypeople over here got diagnosed
  • 00:21:44.605 --> 00:21:47.908
  • with these cases?"
  • 00:21:47.942 --> 00:21:49.844
  • And, I mean, it's good to getinformation, but you can't
  • 00:21:49.877 --> 00:21:51.946
  • dissect and get into all thedetails of circumstantial things
  • 00:21:51.979 --> 00:21:58.052
  • 'cause the Bible says that wewalk by faith and not by sight,
  • 00:21:58.085 --> 00:22:05.659
  • our sensory realm.
  • 00:22:05.693 --> 00:22:07.895
  • We don't walk by what it lookslike, what it seems like, what
  • 00:22:07.928 --> 00:22:11.265
  • it feels like, what it toucheslike, what it sounds--we don't
  • 00:22:11.298 --> 00:22:16.003
  • go by any of those things.
  • 00:22:16.036 --> 00:22:18.072
  • We as believers, weare to walk by faith.
  • 00:22:18.105 --> 00:22:22.710
  • Jesus said one word: Come.
  • 00:22:22.743 --> 00:22:25.479
  • But as we are in this humanbody, we start looking at
  • 00:22:25.513 --> 00:22:30.985
  • everything else.
  • 00:22:31.018 --> 00:22:33.087
  • "Ain't nobody else came.
  • 00:22:33.120 --> 00:22:34.922
  • So I guess I don'tneed to go either."
  • 00:22:34.955 --> 00:22:37.057
  • No.
  • 00:22:37.091 --> 00:22:39.894
  • Nobody else--it was other peoplein the boat, Peter, but you were
  • 00:22:39.927 --> 00:22:42.062
  • the only one who was willing toget out of your comfort zone.
  • 00:22:42.096 --> 00:22:44.398
  • They said, "No, Peter, we good.
  • 00:22:44.432 --> 00:22:46.400
  • You go on out there with Jesus.
  • 00:22:46.434 --> 00:22:48.369
  • We're not tryingto do that today.
  • 00:22:48.402 --> 00:22:51.138
  • We're just--if we're going todrown, bless God we're just
  • 00:22:51.172 --> 00:22:53.607
  • going to drown here together,but we're not getting out of the
  • 00:22:53.641 --> 00:22:55.476
  • boat and we don'tneed to do all that.
  • 00:22:55.509 --> 00:22:57.478
  • Peter, you're justdoing too much.
  • 00:22:57.511 --> 00:22:59.513
  • You know, Jesus--you andJesus, y'all, you know--"
  • 00:22:59.547 --> 00:23:03.684
  • But hey, there was one word.
  • 00:23:03.717 --> 00:23:06.220
  • And as a result, Petergot out of the boat.
  • 00:23:06.253 --> 00:23:12.059
  • "But when he looked down at thewaves churning beneath his feet,
  • 00:23:12.092 --> 00:23:16.096
  • he lost his nerveand started to sink."
  • 00:23:16.130 --> 00:23:21.268
  • When we go out and do theseoutreaches, they'll tell us, you
  • 00:23:21.302 --> 00:23:24.205
  • know, "Somebody got shot overin that parking lot the
  • 00:23:24.238 --> 00:23:26.907
  • night before."
  • 00:23:26.941 --> 00:23:28.676
  • I'm like, "Oh, Jesus.
  • 00:23:28.709 --> 00:23:30.177
  • No, we're just going to stayfocused on why we're here and
  • 00:23:30.211 --> 00:23:31.979
  • get out and get back home."
  • 00:23:32.012 --> 00:23:34.081
  • You can't focus in onall the negativity.
  • 00:23:34.114 --> 00:23:36.116
  • The enemy always wants you tofocus on, "You know, nobody else
  • 00:23:36.150 --> 00:23:40.054
  • got healed from doing that.
  • 00:23:40.087 --> 00:23:41.956
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  • 00:23:41.989 --> 00:23:44.191
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  • 00:23:44.225 --> 00:23:46.627
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  • 00:23:46.660 --> 00:23:49.196
  • Well, what did God say do?
  • 00:23:49.230 --> 00:23:51.031
  • "Everybody who tried to buildthat kind of building, they went
  • 00:23:51.065 --> 00:23:52.766
  • into bankruptcy?"
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  • But what did God say do?
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