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  • Taffi Dollar: I'm telling you,when God gives you a Word and
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  • support and thesustenance for your life.
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  • Someone said where there isvision, there is provision.
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  • When God says come, when Godsays start a business, when God
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  • says to do a thing, just knowthat the Word of God will
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  • back it.
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  • Taffi Dollar: So, I want to askyou this question because you
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  • have to make up in your mindthat, "I'm going to leave the
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  • safety of the boat and I amgoing to get out on the water."
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  • Now, if you look back atMatthew's gospel chapter 14,
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  • that's our text for thisteaching of getting out of the
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  • boat because you have to makea decision that you're going to
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  • trust God at his Word, thatyou're going to overcome the
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  • fear of failure.
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  • You're gonna resistthe spirit of fear.
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  • Fear's knocking at the door andsays, "Look at the waves, look
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  • at the wind, you might drown.
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  • You don't know howdeep that water is.
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  • You don't know howcold that water is.
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  • It's night time.
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  • Maybe you should go and do itwhen it's light outside when you
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  • can see.
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  • You don't need to do that.
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  • Nobody's ever donethat in our family.
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  • You're doing too much.
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  • It doesn't take all of that."
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  • But you know what?
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  • When God's leading, and God'sdirecting and God's guiding, and
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  • you know that it's the Spirit ofGod, I'll tell you, that's the
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  • time to step out and thatis the time to obey God.
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  • So, many people never get outof the boat because they
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  • are afraid.
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  • They are bound by tradition.
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  • They're concerned aboutwhat other people think.
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  • They're in bondage toother people's opinions.
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  • They're afraid of change.
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  • They're afraid ofbeing different.
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  • And they're afraidof risk taking.
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  • Now, look at, look over atMatthew chapter 14, and we're
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  • gonna look at verse 22.
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  • I'll read this from thetranslation of the Amplified,
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  • Matthew chapter 14, verse 22.
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  • It says--I think they'regetting that on the screen here.
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  • It says, "Then He directed thedisciples to get into the boat
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  • and go before Him to the otherside," this was Jesus, "while He
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  • sent away the crowds."
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  • So, it was Jesus who directedthe disciples to get into the
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  • boat, and on an average thedisciples were 12 people.
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  • So, it's 12 people who gotinto the boat to go before him,
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  • before Jesus, to the other sidewhile he sent away the crowds,
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  • according to verse 22.
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  • "And after He had dismissed tmultitudes, He went up into the
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  • hills by Himself to pray.
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  • When it was evening, Hewas still there alone."
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  • Verse 24, "But the boat was bythis time out on the sea, many
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  • furlongs distant from the land,beaten and tossed by the waves,
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  • for the wind was against them."
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  • So, this was evening time, theScripture says the boat was out
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  • on the sea, and that it wasdistant from the land, and it
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  • was being beaten up bythe waves and by the wind.
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  • And then in verse 25 it says,"And in the fourth watch
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  • [between 3:00 6:00 a.m.] ofthe night, Jesus came to them,
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  • walking on the sea."
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  • So, this is Jesus coming to themafter he told them to go ahead
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  • to the other side, and so hedecides in the middle of the
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  • night to walk on thesea and to meet them.
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  • And then in verse 26, "When thedisciples saw Him walking on the
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  • sea, they were terrifiedand said, It is a ghost!
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  • And they screamedout with fright."
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  • So, I can understand, you know,perhaps they didn't anticipate
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  • Jesus would be out on the water,that he would come to them on
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  • the water walking on the water.
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  • And when they saw that itwas him walking, they were
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  • terrified, and the Scripturesays they screamed out.
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  • "But instantly He spoke tothem, saying, Take courage!
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  • I AM!
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  • Stop being afraid!"
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  • Immediately Jesus spoke totheir fear, their
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  • fright, their terror.
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  • And verse 28, "Peter answeredand said, Lord, it is if it is
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  • you, command me tocome on the water."
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  • But you know what?
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  • It was 11 other guys, more thanlikely, because during that
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  • time, there were only menand males who were able to be
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  • disciples according to thetradition and according to
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  • the law.
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  • But it was only Peter, it wasonly one out of 12 men who was
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  • willing and asked Jesus, "If itis you, command me to come to
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  • you on the water."
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  • So, everybody is notgoing to participate.
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  • Everybody's not gonna be wantingto do what you're doing, see the
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  • need to walk on the water, togo to the places that God is
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  • calling you to.
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  • And so, if you're trying tofind, you know, a group or a
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  • circle that's going to give youthe amen, sometimes people may
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  • even try to talk you out of it.
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  • They may even discourage youfrom stepping out and doing
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  • things that haven'tbeen done before.
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  • And so, Jesus sayshere, "come," one word.
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  • He gave Peter one word,that word was "come."
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  • "So, Peter got out of the boatand walked on the water, and he
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  • came toward Jesus."
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  • So Peter, with the one word,it wasn't, you know, a
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  • long dissertation.
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  • It wasn't a long paragraph.
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  • It was one word.
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  • You know what, child of God, itonly takes one word from God.
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  • I remember when the Lord gaveme a word in New York about
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  • ministering to women inprostitution and adult
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  • entertainment, particularlystrippers, exotic dancers.
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  • It was one sentence, I guessyou could say, and that was
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  • it, period.
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  • One word from God will changeyour life and turn it
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  • upside down.
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  • And so it did with Peter's lifewhen Jesus told him to come.
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  • What is the word that God hasbeen speaking to you in the
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  • midst of this pandemic?
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  • What is it that Godis wanting you to do?
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  • Peter told Jesus, "If it is you,command me to come to you on
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  • the water."
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  • Maybe Peter wasn't really sureabout whether it was Jesus
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  • or not.
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  • He wasn't sure whether or not heshould come, if God is able to
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  • enable him to come on the water.
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  • And Peter receives thisword from Jesus, "come."
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  • So Peter got on the boat, walkedon the water, and he came
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  • toward Jesus.
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  • He did exactly what the Wordof the Lord said for him to do.
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  • He got out and hecame, out and he came.
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  • He obeyed.
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  • And look at there, the supportof the Word of God was able to
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  • provide him to walk on thewater from that one word.
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  • I'm telling you, when God givesyou a word and that word is the
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  • vision for your life, it willprovide the support and the
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  • sustenance for your life.
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  • I've seen it timeand time again.
  • 00:10:33.446 --> 00:10:36.082
  • Someone said where there isvision, there is provision.
  • 00:10:36.115 --> 00:10:40.720
  • When God says come, when Godsays start a business, when God
  • 00:10:40.753 --> 00:10:43.522
  • says to do a thing, just knowthat the Word of God will
  • 00:10:43.556 --> 00:10:47.226
  • back it.
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  • After we started the ministry towomen in prostitution, all of a
  • 00:10:49.328 --> 00:10:54.366
  • sudden God blessed with a house,God blessed with a vehicle, God
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  • blessed with volunteers, Godblessed with resources to be
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  • able to go out andcarry out the vision.
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  • But when he perceived,look at this.
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  • "When Peter perceived andfelt the strong wind, he was
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  • frightened, and as he began tosink, he cried out, Lord,
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  • save me."
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  • And so, Peter startedlooking at the wind.
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  • He realized and perceived, hisperception started to kick in.
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  • "I'm not supposed towalk on the water.
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  • This isn't normal.
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  • This is unusual.
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  • This is out of the ordinary.
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  • This is somethingthat is strange.
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  • This is different.
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  • This is beyond my own ability."
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  • He thought about the peoplewho were in the boat.
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  • Maybe they were rightbecause it is windy out here.
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  • This wind is strong.
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  • He, the Bible says, felt.
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  • So, his emotion started to kickin, what it felt like, what it
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  • seemed like, the briskness,the things that he saw with his
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  • eyes, and the wind thathe felt on his skin.
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  • So, the Scripture says hisemotions kicked in and then as a
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  • result, he was frightened.
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  • And as he began to sink, hecried out, "Lord, save me."
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  • And that's what happens when westart getting our eyes on our
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  • circumstances, we start takingour eyes off of Jesus, and as a
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  • result, we lose our bearings.
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  • And then instantly, the Biblesays in verse 31, Jesus reached
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  • out his hand and caught and heldhim saying to him, "O you of
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  • little faith.
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  • How or why did you doubt?"
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  • But you know what?
  • 00:12:58.791 --> 00:13:00.860
  • We have to keepour eyes on Jesus.
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  • This life that you are living,this life that God has graced us
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  • to be a part of in 2020, that wehave to understand that we are
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  • here for a purpose, and that isto carry out his plan for our
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  • lives, and we haveto look to him.
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  • Look over at Hebrews chapter 12,verse 1 and 2, keep your eyes
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  • on Jesus.
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  • Don't look at the circumstance.
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  • Don't look at the waves.
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  • Don't look at how you feel.
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  • Don't look at the people who arestill, you know, in a place of
  • 00:13:33.259 --> 00:13:36.228
  • safety in the boat, but keepyour eyes on the Word of God.
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  • Keep your eyes onthe promises of God.
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  • We do that in everyarea of our life.
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  • We try to be cognizant of hispromises concerning our life is
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  • not our own, ourbody belongs to him.
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  • Health comes from him,healing, restoration, recovery.
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  • All these things are providedto us through the Word.
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  • And so, as we keep our mindstayed on him, he will keep us
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  • in perfect peace, nothingmissing, nothing broken in
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  • our lives.
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  • So, keep your eyes on Jesus.
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  • Don't get your eyes off of Jesuslike Peter did when he started
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  • focusing on the wind, when hestarted looking around him, but
  • 00:14:29.214 --> 00:14:36.622
  • keep your eyes on the Lord.
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  • Look at what it says here, Iwant to look at this both in the
  • 00:14:38.791 --> 00:14:40.759
  • Amplified and if you couldget that ready in The Message
  • 00:14:40.793 --> 00:14:47.199
  • translation as well.
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  • But it says, "Therefore then,since we are surrounded by so
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  • great a cloud of witnesses [whohave borne testimony to the
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  • Truth], let us strip off andthrow aside every encumbrance
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  • (unnecessary weight)."
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  • Strip it off, throw itaside, every weight.
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  • Doubt weighs us down.
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  • Fear weighs us down.
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  • Negative emotions weigh us down.
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  • Other people's dramaweighs us down.
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  • Their unbelief weighs us down.
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  • Gossip, backbiting, weights,these are things, he said strip
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  • it off, throw it aside.
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  • "Lay aside everything(unnecessary weight) and that
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  • sin which so readily (deftlyand cleverly) clings to and
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  • entangles us, and letus run with patience."
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  • So, you have to understand thatall these negative emotions will
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  • weigh us down, they'll cling tous, and they will entangle us to
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  • the point where you can havedoubt in your head and faith in
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  • your heart.
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  • And so, you want your faith inyour heart and faith in your
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  • head to work simultaneously.
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  • And so, when we have fear in ourlife, and fear in our minds, and
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  • doubt in our minds, we have tounderstand that we have to bring
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  • it into subjectionto the Word of God.
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  • He says, "Let us run withpatient endurance and steady."
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  • So, he says, Let us run.
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  • Run your race.
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  • Your race isn't like mine,my race isn't like yours.
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  • Run your race.
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  • What is it that Godis calling you to do?
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  • What is God calling foryour life to accomplish?
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  • Let us run, not stay stagnant,not in place, not doing, you
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  • know, just a standby your spectator.
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  • No, he says, run, child of God,run with patient endurance.
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  • Run your race and steadyand active persistence.
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  • Be steady, making baby steps.
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  • Some things you just takeprogress and progression with
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  • through baby steps.
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  • It doesn't mean you're gonna,you know, tomorrow become a
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  • marathon runner.
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  • No, just be steady and takingprogress and moving forward and
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  • taking steps.
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  • Every member in the body ofChrist is on various levels of
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  • growth and development, and thatis okay, but at least make up in
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  • your mind that, "Iam going to grow.
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  • I'm going to develop.
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  • I am going to get beyond my ownability and get out on the water
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  • and see what it is that God isable to do in my life, in my
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  • family, in my business, in myministry, in my community."
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  • Let us run and not just sit andbe a standbyer and be at a place
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  • of safety andcaution in the boat.
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  • So, he says be steady, active,persistence, the appointed
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  • course of the racethat is set before us.
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  • There is an appointed coursefor your life and the enemy, he
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  • wants to distract you fromyour appointed course.
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  • He wants to detour you.
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  • He wants you to get yourattention off your appointed
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  • course and think about, youknow, why you can't do it.
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  • "Nobody else did it, you can'tdo it, and don't think that
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  • you can.
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  • Remember what happened when youtried to the last time," and
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  • just try to give you everyexcuse and every reason not to
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  • discover the appointedcourse for your life.
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  • Twenty, thirty years ago, Iwould never be up here talking
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  • in front of anybodyabout anything.
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  • I would have told God,get somebody else.
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  • This wouldn't have beensomething that I would have
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  • wanted to do, but I realize andI recognize that God put things
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  • on my heart, things to sharewith his body, with our church
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  • family, and consequently,it came a part of my life.
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  • And so, I would have neverdiscovered that or conjured this
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  • up on my own.
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  • I probably would have toldGod, choose somebody else.
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  • There are far more people whoare more articulate, have better
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  • diction, have betterfoundations, gone to seminary,
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  • gone to, you know, Bibleschool, all kinds of stuff.
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  • But you know what?
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  • There is an appointed course andall it takes is you just taking
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  • Bible steps, and you never knowwhere your course will lead
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  • you to.
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  • So, it is an appointed course.
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  • And he says in verse 2 to lookaway from all that will distract
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  • to Jesus.
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  • You gotta look away.
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  • Just like Peter, as long as hewas fixed and focused on Jesus,
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  • he was good.
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  • When Jesus said come and he waslooking at what Jesus was doing,
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  • he was able to walk.
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  • It was just like he waswalking on a firm surface.
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  • But soon as he started lookingto the winds, and he felt the
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  • wind, that breeze, blowingon him, he got distracted.
  • 00:20:30.509 --> 00:20:37.616
  • He started looking at hiscircumstance and his own
  • 00:20:37.649 --> 00:20:42.654
  • limited ability.
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  • But the Scripture says youlook away from all that
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  • will distract.
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  • Look away from the naysayers.
  • 00:20:50.829 --> 00:20:54.232
  • Look away from what the enemyhas said, from him doubting and
  • 00:20:54.266 --> 00:20:59.171
  • causing you to get intoa place of unbelief.
  • 00:20:59.204 --> 00:21:04.042
  • And he says, "Look to Jesus whois the leader and the source of
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  • our faith."
  • 00:21:09.948 --> 00:21:13.719
  • He is the leader and he is thesource of our faith, giving the
  • 00:21:13.752 --> 00:21:17.189
  • first incentive for our belief,and it's also its finisher.
  • 00:21:17.222 --> 00:21:23.261
  • So, Jesus will finish the workthat is on the inside of you.
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  • He is the finisher.
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  • You don't have to determine yourplan that's gonna finish what
  • 00:21:29.735 --> 00:21:33.271
  • God begins.
  • 00:21:33.305 --> 00:21:35.173
  • No, he will begin it andhe will also finish it.
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  • The Scripture says he is theAlpha and he is also the Omega.
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  • He says, "I am thebeginning and I am the end."
  • 00:21:43.348 --> 00:21:47.085
  • So, it says looking unto Jesuswho is the author, and he is
  • 00:21:47.119 --> 00:21:51.890
  • also the finisher.
  • 00:21:51.923 --> 00:21:54.259
  • And so, he brings it to maturityand perfection in our life.
  • 00:21:54.292 --> 00:22:01.500
  • "He, for the joy [of obtainingthe prize] that was set before
  • 00:22:01.533 --> 00:22:06.238
  • Him, endured the cross,despising and ignoring
  • 00:22:06.271 --> 00:22:10.942
  • the shame."
  • 00:22:10.976 --> 00:22:13.044
  • Ignoring the shame, that's wheremany of us get caught up 'cause
  • 00:22:13.078 --> 00:22:19.184
  • we paying too much attentionto what other people say, what
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  • other people think.
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  • I'm not gonna allow the negativecomments get all inside of me
  • 00:22:33.198 --> 00:22:36.201
  • and to affect me, but I want toallow God's Word to be the final
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  • authority, and ignore thehecklers, and ignore
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