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Get Out Of The Boat Part 2

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July 28, 2020
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  • male announcer: This programis brought to you
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  • by the partners and friendsof Creflo Dollar Ministries.
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  • announcer: Coming up next on,"Changing Your World."
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  • Taffi Dollar: Fear is knockingat the door and says,
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  • "Look at the waves.
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  • Look at the wind.
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  • You might drown.
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  • You don't know how deepthat water is.
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  • You don't know how coldthat water is.
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  • You don't need to do that.
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  • Nobody's ever done thatin 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
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  • and you know that it'sthe Spirit of God,
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  • I tell you that's the timeto step out.
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  • Join us for Mentality 2020.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Creflo: A man that cannotcontrol his emotions is
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  • the weakest man on the planet.
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  • Michael Smith: I'm nervousto share this message
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  • with you today.
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  • Touré Roberts: I gotan honest question.
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  • Michael: 'Cause it's gonna getnitty and gritty.
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  • Touré: We should be ableto talk about certain stuff.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪ This is your world ♪
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  • ♪ so let's vow to makeit a better place ♪
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  • ♪ Let every heartthat needs to know ♪
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  • ♪ your love ishere to stay ♪
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  • ♪ Oh, it's timeto live a new life ♪
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  • ♪ Oh, let his loveshine bright in you ♪
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  • ♪ Oh, we're savedby his grace ♪
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  • ♪ so we embraceyour love today ♪
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  • ♪ We are changed ♪♪
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  • Taffi: If we can livewithout God,
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  • there's no need to have apersonal relationship with him.
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  • And in many situations,many have decided to live
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  • without God.
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  • But in order for us to do thingsbeyond our natural ability,
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  • it's going to requirethe supernatural power of God
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  • on our life.
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  • And so I just want to challengeyou today to live according
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  • to the supernatural,live by faith and not by sight,
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  • live according to his planand his purpose
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  • from the foundationsof the world.
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  • And so last week we lookedat several things
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  • concerning Peter and how Peterjumped out of the boat.
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  • It was Peter who Jesus saidcome as Jesus was walking
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  • on the water.
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  • And so it is in our life, thatI want to challenge you today
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  • to get out of the boat andto step out in faith.
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  • People in the boat are thosewho were just kind of watching
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  • what Peter was doing.
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  • They were observers.
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  • Many people in our lifeare spectators.
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  • They're looking at your lives.
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  • The Bible says that we area living epistle.
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  • And so we have to make up in ourmind that we are not going to be
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  • those who will just spectate andbe witnesses of God's moving
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  • in other people's lives, but wecan make the same decision
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  • to get out in faith and to stepout in faith in order
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  • to experience thissupernatural in our lives.
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  • And so that's what we wantto look at this morning,
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  • how we can experiencethe supernatural
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  • and how we can see God moveat a level in our lives.
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  • So I want you to ask yourselfbefore we can walk on water
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  • or before you can walk on water,what are some of the things
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  • that we must be willing to do?
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  • Because there are things thatare primary and prerequisites in
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  • order for us to step out of theboat and to see God do things
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  • supernaturally in our life andto get away from
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  • what everyone else is doing.
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  • There were those who werevery comfortable in the boat,
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  • felt safe in the boat,who just were afraid to take
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  • a step out of the tradition,out of the norm,
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  • and consequently they werethose who were going
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  • with their tradition of thingsand didn't want to run any risk.
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  • It's going to require some riskswhen we step out in faith
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  • and when we choose to departfrom the norm.
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  • The norm is the wayof doing things,
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  • how we live our lives.
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  • Creflo and I made a decision30 something years ago
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  • that we were going to liveby the Word of God.
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  • And whatever the Word of Godsaid in our life,
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  • in our family, in our marriage,concerning our lives
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  • individually, we were goingto adopt to it
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  • and we weren't going to governourselves on, you know,
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  • tradition, other people'sopinions for how we should do
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  • things, even our own opinionsabout what we thought was best.
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  • But if the Word of God saidsomething different,
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  • if the Word of God advised uscontrary to maybe
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  • our tradition or our emotionsor our upbringing,
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  • we were going to makethose adjustments in our life.
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  • And so in order for youto really get over into
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  • understanding what itis that God wants to do,
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  • you've got to disassociatewith the past.
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  • You've got to close the door ontradition and maybe the norms
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  • and the comfortable way of doingthings or the things that
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  • have been common up to thispoint in order to experience God
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  • in a different way and to seehim move in your life.
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  • And so there are many peoplewho continue to stay
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  • in situations becausethey're afraid of change.
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  • Many people areafraid of change.
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  • But I made up in my mind and Iwant to challenge you today,
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  • as I talked about on Sunday,desire change.
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  • Because if you want thingsto not continue to operate
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  • as they have been operating,if you want to see God
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  • do something different as youcome out of this pandemic,
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  • then we've got to start doingthings different now.
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  • And so we can startwith our minds, our thought,
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  • our thinking being innovative,recognizing that we don't have
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  • to just, you know,pick up where we left off
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  • once the lockdowns are liftedand the bans are lifted
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  • and the pandemic is over,so to speak.
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  • Make up in your mind that, "I'mgoing to be a different person,
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  • and I'm expecting God to dosomething different in my life
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  • as a result of the things thatI've learned and the things
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  • that I've gone through."
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  • And so I just encourage youtoday and challenge you today
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  • to really look at your faithlife and look at whether or not
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  • you're really putting pressureon the Word of God
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  • to cause things to bedifferent in your life.
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  • God is a big God.
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  • Say that with me.
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  • God is a big God, and he wantsto do something big
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  • in your life today.
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  • There is no reason for God tobe small and God to be limited
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  • unless our mentality of God isthat he's small and that he's
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  • limited and that he can onlydo certain things in our life.
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  • But he's a Masterof the universe.
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  • I mean, if he can dothe creation of the moon,
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  • the stars, man,woman, creation, animals,
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  • all these things, why do welimit him in his ability to work
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  • in our lives, in our businesses,in our families,
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  • in our marriages,in our relationships,
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  • in all these different things?
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  • And so God wants the limitationsto be taken off of him.
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  • We looked at last weekin the Book of Psalms.
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  • I think it was 74 or 78.
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  • It says that they tempted Godand then they limited
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  • the Holy One of Israel.
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  • So make up in your lifetoday that,
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  • "I'm not going to limit God'sability to work in my life
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  • and not enable him to showhow big he is,
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  • and that he's biggerthan any situation,
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  • bigger than any circumstance."
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  • And he's a big God.
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  • And so when we expand ourcapacity to receive from him,
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  • then he's able to do powerful,powerful things in our lives.
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  • In fact, why don't we begin thismorning in Ephesians chapter 3,
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  • verse 20?
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  • So I'm going to ask our mediadepartment if they could go
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  • ahead and get the Amplifiedand the Message translation.
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  • Get those both on the screen,and that'd be
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  • our first Scripture talkingabout the fact that
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  • we are to believe Godfor something bigger than
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  • what we can produce on our own.
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  • And in order to do that,we can find confirmation
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  • in the Scripture.
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  • So it says, "Now to him who,by in consequence
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  • of the action of his powerthat is at work within us,
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  • is able to carry outhis purpose."
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  • So it just shows God's abilityto carry out his purpose
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  • in our lives.
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  • And when we understand that, wecannot put pressure on ourselves
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  • to try to carry out his purpose.
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  • And so this is somethingthat we all have to make
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  • a decision that, "I'm not goingto live this life according
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  • to my purpose trying to carryout my plan, my agenda,
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  • my goals, but to understandthat God wants to carry out
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  • his purpose."
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  • And so he says, "Unto him, byconsequence of his power
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  • that is at work within us, isable to carry out his purpose
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  • and do superabundantly,superabundantly far over,
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  • far over and above all thatwe dare ask or think infinitely
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  • beyond our highest prayers,desires, thoughts,
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  • hopes, or dreams."
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  • And I'm telling you that's goingto require us to get out
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  • on the water.
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  • That's going to require usto get out of the boat.
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  • When you understand beyondyour highest prayers--
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  • there are things that God wantsto do in your life,
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  • child of God, that are beyondanything that you can pray
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  • in your English language orwhatever language you speak.
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  • God is able to reward you beyondthe prayers that you can pray
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  • in your articulate speech.
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  • So he says infinitelybeyond your highest prayers,
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  • beyond your highest hopes,your dreams, your desires.
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  • And so there are things thatGod wants to stretch us
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  • in this morning, and it will beaccording to him opening up
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  • his plan to us.
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  • So he says, "Far above, far overall that we dare ask or think."
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  • What do you dare to thinkthis morning,
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  • that you would dareto put God on notice?
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  • That, "God, I would dare youto bless me with a spouse,
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  • to bless me with a business,to give me witty ideas
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  • and inventions."
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  • So he says, "Far over andabove all that we dare ask
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  • or dare think, infinitely beyondour highest prayers, desires--"
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  • Beyond the thingsthat you desire.
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  • Now you say, "I want a spouse.
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  • I want to be married.I want to have children.
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  • I want a business.
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  • I want great relationships."
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  • God wants those things for you,but he says it's even beyond the
  • 00:12:39.928 --> 00:12:43.998
  • desires that you have, accordingto--beyond your thoughts,
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  • beyond your hopes, andbeyond your own dreams.
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  • And so there are things I knowmany of you and in my own life
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  • that I dream of and dreamto have and things
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  • that I still want to accomplish,and even more so God has
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  • a dream for your life.
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  • So you have to ask yourself,"What am I doing?
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  • And how am I cooperatingwith God for these prayers,
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  • these dreams, these thoughts,these desires to come to pass?
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  • Am I walking in fear?
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  • Am I walking in unforgiveness?
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  • Am I in strife?
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  • Am I in ought?
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  • Am I in the negative emotions,the negative works of the flesh,
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  • anger?"
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  • All these things will preventand limit God from being able
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  • to operate in our life.
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  • Understand that God wantsto be able to reward us.
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  • He said it is his desire byconsequence and action
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  • of his power that isat work with us.
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  • But, you know, these thingsare blockers.
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  • These things will kill faith.
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  • These things will disintegratethe dreams that God has for
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  • our life when we are in a placeof holding on to tradition,
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  • holding on to thethings of the past.
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  • You know, when Creflo andI understood about living
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  • a healthy life, we had to makesome decisions about what
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  • that consisted of, just our foodand exercise and not holding
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  • on to the traditionsof the past.
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  • Now, that's not to say that,you know,
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  • you don't have good food,things that you enjoy,
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  • cheap meals andthings like that;
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  • but you have to understandthat in order to cooperate
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  • with God's plan for livinga long and healthy life,
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  • then we have to do our partand--in order for God to get
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  • involved and cause his promisesto be manifested
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  • and come to fruitionin our life.
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  • Now turn--look whatthis Scripture says
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  • in the Message translation.
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  • Look at what it says herein the Message translation.
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  • I think this will be a blessingto your life.
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  • And so we're talking aboutwhat causes people to stay
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  • in the situations that they'rein and causes to prevent them
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  • from experiencing change.
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  • He says, "God can do anything,you know--"
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  • I love this Scripture.
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  • "God can do anything,you know--"
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  • You know?
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  • "Far more than you couldever imagine," far more than
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  • you could ever imagine.
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  • You can't even imagine--your imagination is not wide,
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  • big, high enough to comprehendall the things
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  • that God wants to doin your life.
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  • He says it's far more thanwhat we can even fathom,
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  • more than what we can evensurmise in our own thinking.
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  • He says God can do anything,child of God.
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  • Anything.
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  • It's according to your faith.
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  • He says, "You know, far morethan you can ever imagine
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  • or guess or request inyour wildest dreams."
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  • And so these things that arelying dormant in your life and
  • 00:16:26.487 --> 00:16:31.692
  • the deep recesses of your heart,God put those desires there
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  • and he wants you to understandthat these things can become
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  • a reality in your lifebecause he can do anything.
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  • He can do anything, more thanyou could ever guess or request
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  • in your wildest dreams.
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  • He wants us to takethe limits off.
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  • He wants you to takethe limits off,
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  • even in the midstof the pandemic.
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  • I got a testimony yesterday,this young lady who started
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  • a business probably about3 years ago and--you know,
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  • she had gone to one of theHBCUs and gotten her degree--
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  • law degree, left her law firmto start as an entrepreneur
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  • and create an invention.
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  • And the first year aftershe quit her job as a lawyer,
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  • the second year aftershe made minimal income,
  • 00:17:30.885 --> 00:17:35.389
  • a fifth of what she had madewhen she was practicing
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  • as a lawyer.
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  • But you know what?
  • 00:17:39.660 --> 00:17:40.962
  • This year, which I thinkis her third year,
  • 00:17:40.995 --> 00:17:43.064
  • she's already doneover $1 million in sales.
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  • God can do anything.
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  • But she stayed with the Word.
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  • She stayed in faith.
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  • She believed God, that that waswhere she was supposed to be.
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  • She trusted God.
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  • She got the confessionsthat said,
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  • "God will prosper my business,"and that he would do
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  • those things concerning his planfor the things that
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  • she had in her heart.
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  • So it can be far more than whatyou could ever imagine or guess
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  • or request inyour wildest dreams.
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  • Not just any old dream,you know,
  • 00:18:26.073 --> 00:18:28.042
  • but I'm talkingabout wild dreams.
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  • This is wild stuffthat's happening.
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  • I'm talking about making$1 million in sales
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  • in the midst of a pandemic.
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  • Just like God prospered Abraham,prospered Joseph in a famine,
  • 00:18:40.388 --> 00:18:46.360
  • don't you know that he canprosper you in a pandemic?
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  • I'm talking about wild dreams.
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  • God is working.
  • 00:18:52.533 --> 00:18:54.168
  • But you know what?
  • 00:18:54.202 --> 00:18:55.736
  • It depends on what we'reputting our attention on,
  • 00:18:55.770 --> 00:18:57.438
  • what we're zoomed in on,what we're attuned to.
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  • Because the power of God isworking and all it takes is us
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  • getting in the position wherewe're not going to get stuck
  • 00:19:06.781 --> 00:19:11.052
  • in the boat.
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  • But now is time to getout of the boat.
  • 00:19:12.954 --> 00:19:15.990
  • He says it here in theMessage translation,
  • 00:19:16.023 --> 00:19:20.861
  • referring to God, he does it notby pushing us around.
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  • Aren't you glad he doesn't justpush us around and make us
  • 00:19:28.302 --> 00:19:31.372
  • do things that are againstour will or insert himself
  • 00:19:31.405 --> 00:19:37.778
  • over our lives?
  • 00:19:37.812 --> 00:19:40.648
  • Message translation said,
  • 00:19:40.681 --> 00:19:42.250
  • "He does it notby pushing us around."
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  • That's a Word for those of uswho are parents because
  • 00:19:46.187 --> 00:19:48.623
  • of how the heavenly Fatherdoes what he does.
  • 00:19:48.656 --> 00:19:52.927
  • "He does it not by pushing usaround but by working within us,
  • 00:19:52.960 --> 00:20:01.135
  • his Spirit deeplyand gently within,"
  • 00:20:01.168 --> 00:20:08.776
  • deeply and gently within.
  • 00:20:08.809 --> 00:20:15.149
  • And I'm telling you, many of youare home with your children
  • 00:20:15.182 --> 00:20:19.086
  • this morning and those of youwho are parents,
  • 00:20:19.120 --> 00:20:21.689
  • just begin to prayfor your children.
  • 00:20:21.722 --> 00:20:24.058
  • Trust God with your children.
  • 00:20:24.091 --> 00:20:26.494
  • You can get a lot more donethrough prayer and flowing
  • 00:20:26.527 --> 00:20:30.998
  • with the Spirit and trusting Godinstead of in a place of control
  • 00:20:31.032 --> 00:20:41.008
  • and in a place of manipulation;but to understand that like God
  • 00:20:41.042 --> 00:20:47.882
  • does, he does it deep fromwithin and through his Spirit
  • 00:20:47.915 --> 00:20:55.256
  • and not pushing us around.
  • 00:20:55.289 --> 00:20:58.159
  • Now, of course, we know thatas a parent you train and you
  • 00:20:58.192 --> 00:21:01.962
  • discipline and you do your partand you model and you make it
  • 00:21:01.996 --> 00:21:06.934
  • narrow and things like that, butmodel what the Father says and
  • 00:21:06.967 --> 00:21:13.074
  • understand that we can operateas earthly parents just like
  • 00:21:13.107 --> 00:21:19.447
  • our heavenly Father doesthrough his Spirit.
  • 00:21:19.480 --> 00:21:24.618
  • So I want to ask you thisquestion because you have
  • 00:21:24.652 --> 00:21:32.493
  • to make up in your mind that,"I'm going to leave the safety
  • 00:21:32.526 --> 00:21:36.764
  • of the boat and I am goingto get out on the water."
  • 00:21:36.797 --> 00:21:42.336
  • Now, if you look backat Matthew's Gospel
  • 00:21:42.370 --> 00:21:45.473
  • chapter 14--that's our textfor this teaching
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  • of getting out of the boat.
  • 00:21:50.978 --> 00:21:54.815
  • Because you have to makea decision that you're going
  • 00:21:54.849 --> 00:22:00.621
  • to trust God at his Word,that you're going to overcome
  • 00:22:00.654 --> 00:22:07.661
  • the fear of failure,
  • 00:22:07.695 --> 00:22:11.065
  • you're going to resistthe spirit of fear.
  • 00:22:11.098 --> 00:22:14.368
  • Fear is knocking atthe door and says,
  • 00:22:14.402 --> 00:22:16.237
  • "Look at the waves.
  • 00:22:16.270 --> 00:22:19.073
  • Look at the wind.
  • 00:22:19.106 --> 00:22:21.742
  • You might drown.
  • 00:22:21.776 --> 00:22:24.245
  • You don't know how deepthat water is.
  • 00:22:24.278 --> 00:22:26.580
  • You don't know how coldthat water is.
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  • It's nighttime.
  • 00:22:28.983 --> 00:22:30.618
  • Maybe you should go and doit when it's light outside,
  • 00:22:30.651 --> 00:22:33.654
  • when you can see.
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  • And you don't need to do that.
  • 00:22:35.256 --> 00:22:36.724
  • Nobody has ever done thatin our family.
  • 00:22:36.757 --> 00:22:39.093
  • You're doing too much.
  • 00:22:39.126 --> 00:22:40.761
  • It doesn't take all of that."
  • 00:22:40.795 --> 00:22:42.363
  • But you know what?
  • 00:22:42.396 --> 00:22:44.265
  • When God's leading, and God'sdirecting, and God's guiding,
  • 00:22:44.298 --> 00:22:51.272
  • and you know that it'sthe Spirit of God,
  • 00:22:51.305 --> 00:22:54.542
  • I tell you that's the timeto step out and that is
  • 00:22:54.575 --> 00:22:59.313
  • the time to obey God.
  • 00:22:59.346 --> 00:23:04.018
  • And so many people never getout of the boat because
  • 00:23:04.051 --> 00:23:07.521
  • they are afraid, they are boundby tradition,
  • 00:23:07.555 --> 00:23:17.164
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