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How To Overcome Brokenness

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July 6, 2020
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  • Creflo Dollar: That's brokennessthat comes from a broken world.
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  • And yet I wanna encourage everyone of you who have been broken
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  • by this broken world that Jesusis alive and he's ready to mend
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  • you, and to heal you, and to putyou back together again.
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  • The good news about brokennessis that you have a broken Savior
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  • who understands your brokenness.
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  • And I'll tell you what, he canheal you, and mend you, and make
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  • you alive again.
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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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  • Creflo Dollar: You know, it isabsolutely true that hurt people
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  • hurt people.
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  • Our intentions--listen to this,our intentions, our speech, and
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  • our actions, they divide, theyseparate, and they damage
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  • other people.
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  • That's right.
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  • Your intentions can damageother people.
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  • Your speech can damageother people.
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  • Your actions candamage other people.
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  • "Well, I didn't intendon doing that."
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  • Yeah, but it happened.
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  • "Well, I was saying thatwhat I meant was--"
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  • No, but it happened.
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  • "Yeah, but that's not what I wastryin' to do."
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  • Yeah, but it happens.
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  • Your intentions, your speech,and your actions can separate
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  • and damage other people.
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  • I mean, if you're broken, youmay find that that's happening
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  • a lot, that broken people willsometimes have intentions that
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  • always end up breaking the otherpeople, that broken people who
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  • won't deal with their brokennessand won't see it, they'll say
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  • things in a way that end updamaging other people.
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  • They act in a way that end updamaging other people.
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  • See, we've all been on bothsides of the coin, but we can
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  • all probably think of timeswe've hurt others and where
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  • definitely found ourselves asvictims of another person's sin.
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  • I mean, I found myself a victimof another person's sin.
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  • I know you have found yourselfvictim of another person's sin
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  • as well.
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  • And so it's important for you tounderstand that even like David,
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  • I believe in Psalms 55, howDavid had grief over his close
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  • friendship and how his friendbetrayed him.
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  • Even how close David and Saul'sson were, Jonathan, and how it
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  • must have felt, the hurt thathave come.
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  • Because when you are broken,broken people break people.
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  • So that's a reason to getover that.
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  • Number three.
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  • Number three, and this is sosignificant to where we are
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  • today, broken bya broken world.
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  • You can be brokenby a broken world.
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  • With all the things that havebeen goin' on with the
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  • coronavirus and shelter inplace, and people dying, and the
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  • fear, you can be brokenby broken world.
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  • Here's one thing I want youto understand.
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  • No one gets through life withoutfeeling the brokenness
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  • of this world.
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  • No one gets through life withoutfeeling the brokenness
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  • of this world.
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  • If you have ever gotten ashocking phone call, if you've
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  • ever suffered an intensephysical sickness, ever been
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  • told that you have cancer andit's a problem, if you've ever
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  • lost someone that you deeplylove, you know what I'm
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  • talkin' about.
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  • You know how broken you can bewhen a loved one's lost, or when
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  • somebody says you've got anincurable disease, or when
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  • you've got a shocking phone callof somethin' that just cause you
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  • to break out in a cold sweat.
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  • You know what I'm talkin' about.
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  • And if you've not yetencountered any of these life
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  • circumstances that brings you toyour knees, let me tell you, let
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  • me assure you, you will.
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  • So let this not bring you tofear, that's not what I'm tryin'
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  • to do, but let it direct you tolook to Jesus who has overcome
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  • the world and who will take careof you.
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  • I'm just trying to show you thereality of the world.
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  • I don't want to be sospiritually deep that you think
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  • that this is not available.
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  • There are a lot of hurtingpeople right now.
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  • There are people who were notthere when their loved one died.
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  • I know a lady whose husband diedand they cremated him and she'd
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  • never even get to see himbefore he left.
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  • That's brokenness that comesfrom a broken world.
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  • And yet I wanna encourage everyone of you who have been broken
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  • by this broken world that Jesusis alive and he's ready to mend
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  • you, and to heal you, and to putyou back together again.
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  • The good news about brokennessis that you have a broken Savior
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  • who understand your brokenness.
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  • And I'll tell you what, he canheal you, and mend you, and make
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  • you live again.
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  • You know, in the book ofLamentations, if you want Bible
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  • reference, Lamentations chapter3, the prophet was grieving over
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  • suffering and loss.
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  • He grieved over the senseof loss.
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  • Number four, the fourthdefinition of brokenness,
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  • I call this the beautyfrom broken lives.
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  • What?
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  • Are you saying that there'ssomethin' positive, there's some
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  • beauty that comesfrom a broken life?
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  • Absolutely.
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  • I believe, ladies and gentlemen,that the greatest shaping of
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  • one's life may come fromstruggles that we experience.
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  • I know in my own life that itwas the struggles that I
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  • experienced that motivated me,that pushed me, that taught me,
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  • that imparted wisdom to me.
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  • It wasn't, you know, that I satunder the greatest preachers and
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  • I was around the greatestrevelation.
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  • No, that wasn't the thing thatshaped me.
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  • It was because of that strugglethat shaped me.
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  • It was because of thathumiliation that shaped me.
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  • It was because of that shamethat shaped me.
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  • It was because of that guiltthat shaped me.
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  • It was because of, you know,sometimes just being so hurt
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  • and brutalized in public thatshaped me.
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  • It was because when I thoughtI had friends that really
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  • loved me, they turned theirback against me.
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  • It was all of that that shapedme because of our God.
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  • God is a redemptive God,hallelujah.
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  • And so counterintuitively to theway we think, he will always
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  • take our brokenness, I believe,and he will bring new life and
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  • he will bring beauty from it.
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  • And I prophesy that to you thatGod is going to bring new life
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  • out of your brokenness, that Godis gonna bring beauty out of
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  • your brokenness.
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  • I mean, there were times where Ididn't want to live anymore.
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  • There was times where I wantedto blow my brains out.
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  • There was a time where I had agun sittin' about, you know,
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  • arm's distance from me, tryin'to consider what do
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  • I want to do.
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  • But God brought beauty out ofthat brokenness.
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  • God brought ministry out of thatbrokenness.
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  • And one of the things I alsobegan to recognize, that even in
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  • the book of Hosea where Godprophesies how he'll redeem a
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  • broken people and how he willlead them from sinfulness
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  • to healing.
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  • No, no, no, we're not usingbrokenness as a crutch.
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  • I'm tryin' to show you what Godcan do with it because number
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  • five, this definition ofbrokenness, number five, we have
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  • Jesus who was broken for brokenpeople.
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  • We have Jesus who was broken forbroken people.
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  • You see, the brokenness of Jesusmakes the worst of
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  • life bearable.
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  • The brokenness of Jesus makesthe worst brokenness in your
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  • life bearable.
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  • Why?
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  • Because we're forever known.
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  • We're forever held.
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  • We're forever loved, andunderstood, and befriended in
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  • our brokenness.
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  • And whatever entangles our life,Jesus has got our back.
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  • Jesus comes near because he'sbeen there.
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  • Jesus understands.
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  • He's been touched with the veryfeelings of our infirmity.
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  • You no longer need to bearanything that's breaking
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  • you alone.
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  • You never have to bear anythingthat's breaking you alone.
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  • I don't know what this pandemicis doing and I don't know the
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  • brokenness that it's brought inyour life, but you're not alone.
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  • You don't have to bearthis alone.
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  • What you can look forward to isthe awesomeness that is going to
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  • come out of whatever brokennessyou're experiencing.
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  • I mean, you look at Jesusin Mark chapter 14,
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  • verse 32 and 42.
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  • Here's Jesus in the Garden ofGethsemane, sweating blood.
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  • The Bible talks aboutit being agony.
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  • Jesus's agony in Gethsemane,where he began to sweat blood,
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  • where he began to sense in hissoul depression and agony
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  • in his soul.
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  • And yet this broken Savior, yetthis broken Savior sits high now
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  • on the right hand of God theFather Almighty.
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  • This is the one that you havegoing through everything
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  • with you.
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  • And then in Matthew 27, verse 45through 46, and Hebrews chapter
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  • 2:9-18, you see the despair ofJesus on the cross.
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  • You see him being whipped witha cat o' nine tails.
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  • You're seeing him gasping forbreath to be able to breathe.
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  • You see him dying andgiving his life up.
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  • No man could take it.
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  • You see him goin' to hell forthree days and three nights.
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  • But oh, praise God, on the thirdday out of all of that
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  • suffering, out of being whippedwith a cat o' nine tails, out of
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  • being crucified on the cross ofCalvary, out of bein' beat with
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  • a cat o' nine tails, andwhipped, and picked at, and made
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  • fun at, and mocked, on the thirdday he got up out of brokenness,
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  • and he was raised to heaven, andhe's now seated on the right
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  • hand of God the Father Almighty.
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  • And I want to prophesy thatthing to you right now, that you
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  • are getting ready to be raisedout of your brokenness.
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  • You're getting ready to beraised out of your mess.
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  • You're getting ready to beraised out of all of your
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  • suffering, praise God.
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  • I'm telling you in Jesus's name,there is no way you go through
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  • all of this suffering that someof you have gone through and not
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  • be raised to the restoration andthe newness that comes because
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  • you have a Savior that's workin'with you and all is well.
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  • So I say to you today that ourbrokenness is not pointless.
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  • On the contrary, it's worthsomething of immeasurable value.
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  • It'll drive us father into theheart of the one who
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  • makes us whole.
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  • That's my prayer, that yourbrokenness will drive you right
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  • into the heart of Jesus, the onewho makes you whole.
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  • I got so much I want to talkabout in this subject and
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  • there's some things that youneed to know about
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  • this brokenness.
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  • There's so much to talk aboutwhere this is concerned.
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  • And I've got, you know, sixfacts about brokenness I want
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  • you to know.
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  • And I've got a few minutes left,so take good notes here because
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  • I believe right now there'san anointing in your house
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  • right now.
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  • There's hope in yourhouse right now.
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  • There's an encouragement in yourhouse right now.
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  • God is perfecting everythingthat concerns you.
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  • And I don't care what happens, Idon't care what it looks like,
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  • I don't care who calls you andsays you don't have a job
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  • anymore, Jesus is your supplyhouse and he takes care of you.
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  • Here's the first fact aboutbrokenness.
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  • Brokenness is a tool in thehands of God.
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  • I believe that.
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  • I believe brokenness is a toolin the hands of God.
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  • Now, it's painful, but Godsupports and God will provide
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  • the strength that you need tokeep goin'.
  • 00:14:10.896 --> 00:14:15.034
  • What you're goin' through rightnow, it's painful, but God's
  • 00:14:15.067 --> 00:14:17.569
  • got you.
  • 00:14:17.603 --> 00:14:18.904
  • You see, the amount of pain--somebody says, "Well, how long
  • 00:14:18.938 --> 00:14:21.707
  • is it gonna last?"
  • 00:14:21.740 --> 00:14:23.042
  • I'll talk about in a minute, butthe amount of pain you
  • 00:14:23.075 --> 00:14:24.643
  • experience in times ofbrokenness will depend on what
  • 00:14:24.677 --> 00:14:29.214
  • is being broken and how longthat thing has been a part
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  • of your life.
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  • Somebody says,"It's really painful."
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  • Well, the thing I want you topause and say, "Well, how long
  • 00:14:37.022 --> 00:14:40.225
  • has this been a part of my life?
  • 00:14:40.259 --> 00:14:42.695
  • How long has jealousy beena part of my life?
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  • How long has selfishness beena part of my life?"
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  • What is it that is being brokenin your life?
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  • So here's what I believe.
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  • I believe that the amount ofpain that you experience in
  • 00:14:57.710 --> 00:14:59.912
  • times of brokenness depends onwhat is being broken and how
  • 00:14:59.945 --> 00:15:03.782
  • long that you've hadit in your life.
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  • I believe it's going to be overwith soon, ladies and gentlemen.
  • 00:15:07.653 --> 00:15:11.557
  • Here's the second factor I wantyou to know.
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  • God has given you his promiseconcerning brokenness.
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  • I read that first Scripture toyou in Psalms 34.
  • 00:15:17.596 --> 00:15:20.532
  • That's God's promise concerningbrokenness where
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  • you're concerned.
  • 00:15:23.168 --> 00:15:24.503
  • See, when brokenness is allowedin our lives, it will break your
  • 00:15:24.536 --> 00:15:29.475
  • self-reliance so you can see andexperience God's love for you.
  • 00:15:29.508 --> 00:15:35.981
  • Now, I don't know if I'd havepreached this 20-something years
  • 00:15:36.015 --> 00:15:38.050
  • ago, 30 years ago, but you know,it became very hard to deny as
  • 00:15:38.083 --> 00:15:44.990
  • I began to see the ownbrokenness in my life, as
  • 00:15:45.024 --> 00:15:48.027
  • I began to go throughlife's challenges.
  • 00:15:48.060 --> 00:15:49.995
  • And I'm like, "Well, praise God,something's happening."
  • 00:15:50.029 --> 00:15:54.533
  • Something's got my attention andI'm really stepping out on some
  • 00:15:54.566 --> 00:15:57.870
  • things tonight--today to teachwhat I'm teaching.
  • 00:15:57.903 --> 00:16:01.507
  • Brokenness will change andprepare you for future service.
  • 00:16:01.540 --> 00:16:06.578
  • I see that in my life.
  • 00:16:06.612 --> 00:16:07.913
  • It'll change and prepare youfor future service.
  • 00:16:07.946 --> 00:16:11.150
  • Had I not gone through some ofthe humiliating things that I've
  • 00:16:11.183 --> 00:16:15.554
  • gone through in my past, had Inot gone through it I wouldn't
  • 00:16:15.587 --> 00:16:18.424
  • be ready to preachthe gospel of grace.
  • 00:16:18.457 --> 00:16:20.259
  • I wouldn't be ready to standbold on God's Word.
  • 00:16:20.292 --> 00:16:22.961
  • I wouldn't be ready to walk indeliverance from people.
  • 00:16:22.995 --> 00:16:27.332
  • Brokenness will change andprepare you for future service.
  • 00:16:27.366 --> 00:16:32.838
  • So the consequences of sin,which there are--There are
  • 00:16:32.871 --> 00:16:35.941
  • consequences for sin.
  • 00:16:35.974 --> 00:16:37.276
  • Please understand that,sin has consequences.
  • 00:16:37.309 --> 00:16:40.579
  • Somebody says,"Well, I'm under grace.
  • 00:16:40.612 --> 00:16:41.914
  • I don't have--" No, no, whetheryou're under grace or not,
  • 00:16:41.947 --> 00:16:44.917
  • sin still has consequences.
  • 00:16:44.950 --> 00:16:46.251
  • It may seem heavy at times, butGod has made a decision that
  • 00:16:46.285 --> 00:16:52.391
  • each one of those consequences,he will sweep away, he'll remove
  • 00:16:52.424 --> 00:16:57.362
  • the garbage, he'll remove thejunk, and he'll bring glory to
  • 00:16:57.396 --> 00:17:03.202
  • his name.
  • 00:17:03.235 --> 00:17:04.536
  • I tell you, all the stuff thatpeople are goin' through right
  • 00:17:04.570 --> 00:17:07.072
  • now, God's got his broom out.
  • 00:17:07.106 --> 00:17:09.641
  • God's got his broom out, man,and he's getting ready to
  • 00:17:09.675 --> 00:17:12.678
  • sweep away coronavirus.
  • 00:17:12.711 --> 00:17:14.012
  • He's gettin' ready tosweep away debt.
  • 00:17:14.046 --> 00:17:15.581
  • He's getting ready tosweep away fear.
  • 00:17:15.614 --> 00:17:17.516
  • He's gettin' ready tosweep away frustration.
  • 00:17:17.549 --> 00:17:20.052
  • All that stuff's getting readyto go because God's with
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  • the brokenhearted.
  • 00:17:24.056 --> 00:17:25.357
  • Number three, God always setslimitations on times
  • 00:17:25.390 --> 00:17:31.463
  • of brokenness.
  • 00:17:31.497 --> 00:17:32.798
  • In other words, brokenness hasan expiration.
  • 00:17:32.831 --> 00:17:37.302
  • You're not always going to gothrough this.
  • 00:17:37.336 --> 00:17:39.671
  • It's kinda really important.
  • 00:17:39.705 --> 00:17:42.040
  • It depends on really, you know,are you ready to kind of go
  • 00:17:42.074 --> 00:17:46.845
  • where God wants you to go and dowhat God wants you to do?
  • 00:17:46.879 --> 00:17:49.047
  • 'Cause I know some people whojust live their life in
  • 00:17:49.081 --> 00:17:51.316
  • a circle.
  • 00:17:51.350 --> 00:17:52.651
  • They go around in circles.
  • 00:17:52.684 --> 00:17:54.386
  • They come around the place thatGod wants them to be, take a
  • 00:17:54.419 --> 00:17:57.556
  • right and they go back aroundagain, and they come around that
  • 00:17:57.589 --> 00:18:00.092
  • place again, take a right,they go back around again.
  • 00:18:00.125 --> 00:18:02.728
  • And even brokenness is tryin'to mess that circle up.
  • 00:18:02.761 --> 00:18:07.466
  • Listen to me verycarefully here.
  • 00:18:07.499 --> 00:18:10.002
  • It may seem like brokenness willcontinue forever but it won't.
  • 00:18:10.035 --> 00:18:17.176
  • Let me tell you that, that'swhat I want you to
  • 00:18:17.209 --> 00:18:18.977
  • be encouraged.
  • 00:18:19.011 --> 00:18:20.846
  • It won't continue forever.
  • 00:18:20.879 --> 00:18:24.283
  • Brokenness stops at the pointwhere your spirit yields
  • 00:18:24.316 --> 00:18:28.687
  • to God's will.
  • 00:18:28.720 --> 00:18:30.022
  • At the point where your spirityields to God's will.
  • 00:18:30.055 --> 00:18:34.927
  • I remember brokenness in my lifewhere God was tryin' to call me
  • 00:18:34.960 --> 00:18:37.996
  • to the ministry and it justseemed like I went from one
  • 00:18:38.030 --> 00:18:41.533
  • place of brokenness to anotherplace of brokenness until I just
  • 00:18:41.567 --> 00:18:45.137
  • said, "Yeah, okay, I'll do it."
  • 00:18:45.170 --> 00:18:46.471
  • And it just wasn't all overwith, but that that circle
  • 00:18:46.505 --> 00:18:50.842
  • was over with.
  • 00:18:50.876 --> 00:18:52.177
  • I believe that something stops,something happens when you say,
  • 00:18:52.211 --> 00:18:57.049
  • "Okay, God, I'll yield and I'lldo what you want me to do."
  • 00:18:57.082 --> 00:19:01.787
  • Because here's one thing Iknow that's true about God,
  • 00:19:01.820 --> 00:19:05.557
  • he will never allow brokennessto crush you.
  • 00:19:05.591 --> 00:19:10.696
  • He will never--he may allow itto come, but he won't allow it
  • 00:19:10.729 --> 00:19:14.066
  • to crush you.
  • 00:19:14.099 --> 00:19:15.400
  • Brokenness will not crush you.
  • 00:19:15.434 --> 00:19:18.737
  • Number four, let me move on.
  • 00:19:18.770 --> 00:19:20.072
  • I can stay there forever.
  • 00:19:20.105 --> 00:19:21.406
  • Number four, God uses brokennessto deepen your understanding
  • 00:19:21.440 --> 00:19:27.613
  • in three ways.
  • 00:19:27.646 --> 00:19:28.947
  • Here are three things you'regonna understand if you--if or
  • 00:19:28.981 --> 00:19:32.284
  • when you go through brokenness,you will understand these
  • 00:19:32.317 --> 00:19:35.220
  • three things.
  • 00:19:35.254 --> 00:19:36.555
  • Number one, you will gain a newperspective of his mercy and
  • 00:19:36.588 --> 00:19:41.526
  • his provision.
  • 00:19:41.560 --> 00:19:42.861
  • Man, when you go throughbrokenness, you have a whole new
  • 00:19:42.894 --> 00:19:45.864
  • perspective of God's mercy.
  • 00:19:45.897 --> 00:19:47.833
  • The mercy of God, where, youknow, the bad you deserve
  • 00:19:47.866 --> 00:19:53.839
  • you didn't get.
  • 00:19:53.872 --> 00:19:55.173
  • Wow.
  • 00:19:55.207 --> 00:19:56.508
  • What could've happened,what should've happened,
  • 00:19:56.541 --> 00:19:59.278
  • what would've happened,all those things.
  • 00:19:59.311 --> 00:20:01.179
  • When you go through brokenness,God uses brokenness to deepen
  • 00:20:01.213 --> 00:20:05.117
  • your understanding.
  • 00:20:05.150 --> 00:20:06.451
  • You'll have a whole newperspective of his mercy.
  • 00:20:06.485 --> 00:20:08.520
  • You'll have a whole newperspective of his provision.
  • 00:20:08.553 --> 00:20:11.189
  • You'll look at your life and youknew you should have died
  • 00:20:11.223 --> 00:20:13.625
  • that day.
  • 00:20:13.659 --> 00:20:14.960
  • You knew something should havehappened that day,
  • 00:20:14.993 --> 00:20:17.462
  • but it didn't.
  • 00:20:17.496 --> 00:20:18.797
  • The second thing you'll beginto understand as God uses
  • 00:20:18.830 --> 00:20:22.567
  • brokenness to deepen yourunderstanding in these ways,
  • 00:20:22.601 --> 00:20:25.237
  • number two, you have a morecomplete comprehension
  • 00:20:25.270 --> 00:20:29.408
  • of yourself.
  • 00:20:29.441 --> 00:20:30.742
  • You have a more completecomprehension of yourself.
  • 00:20:30.776 --> 00:20:36.415
  • There are things about you that,you know, for some reason you
  • 00:20:36.448 --> 00:20:39.284
  • don't think it's true about you.
  • 00:20:39.318 --> 00:20:40.619
  • And when people will try to tellyou that's you, you don't
  • 00:20:40.652 --> 00:20:43.922
  • receive it.
  • 00:20:43.955 --> 00:20:45.257
  • And when they tell you that partabout yourself, you'll say to
  • 00:20:45.290 --> 00:20:48.994
  • them, "Well, that's justwho I am.
  • 00:20:49.027 --> 00:20:50.595
  • If you don't like it, get away."
  • 00:20:50.629 --> 00:20:53.598
  • But I'll tell ya whatbrokenness does.
  • 00:20:53.632 --> 00:20:55.901
  • Brokenness will give youa complete comprehension
  • 00:20:55.934 --> 00:20:58.904
  • of yourself.
  • 00:20:58.937 --> 00:21:00.238
  • Brokenness will cause you toopen your eyes up and look at
  • 00:21:00.272 --> 00:21:03.742
  • yourself, and you'll see thingsthat have always been there, but
  • 00:21:03.775 --> 00:21:08.780
  • you haven't been able to receivethose things that have always
  • 00:21:08.814 --> 00:21:12.250
  • been there.
  • 00:21:12.284 --> 00:21:13.585
  • And then finally, yourcompassion and understanding of
  • 00:21:13.618 --> 00:21:19.024
  • others' suffering will develop.
  • 00:21:19.057 --> 00:21:22.194
  • You'll become more compassionateand more understanding when
  • 00:21:22.227 --> 00:21:26.264
  • people are going through things.
  • 00:21:26.298 --> 00:21:28.300
  • Your brokenness makes you morecompassionate to what other
  • 00:21:28.333 --> 00:21:31.403
  • people are goin' through.
  • 00:21:31.436 --> 00:21:32.738
  • The brokenness you experiencewill bring about a better
  • 00:21:32.771 --> 00:21:35.540
  • understanding and you'll be evenmore understanding to what other
  • 00:21:35.574 --> 00:21:39.778
  • people go through.
  • 00:21:39.811 --> 00:21:41.113
  • I mean to tell you, man, that'sso, so, so very important.
  • 00:21:41.146 --> 00:21:44.950
  • Number five, I apologize forrushing but I wanna get you as
  • 00:21:44.983 --> 00:21:49.254
  • much as I can and get as much asI can out.
  • 00:21:49.287 --> 00:21:51.156
  • Number five, God will never everdesert you.
  • 00:21:51.189 --> 00:21:56.795
  • So if you've gone throughbrokenness, if you're goin'
  • 00:21:56.828 --> 00:21:58.797
  • through brokenness, if you'reexperiencing something like
  • 00:21:58.830 --> 00:22:00.866
  • that, God will never desert you.
  • 00:22:00.899 --> 00:22:05.971
  • God uses brokenness to revealyour need for him.
  • 00:22:06.004 --> 00:22:10.809
  • I pray that is what COVID-19 isdoing, that it is revealing your
  • 00:22:10.842 --> 00:22:17.115
  • need for him.
  • 00:22:17.149 --> 00:22:18.450
  • Why do you keep looking for helpin all the wrong places?
  • 00:22:18.483 --> 00:22:24.156
  • What else has got to happenbefore you open your eyes and
  • 00:22:24.189 --> 00:22:28.093
  • realize, "I need you, Jesus."
  • 00:22:28.126 --> 00:22:32.297
  • And brokenness, God uses it toreveal your need for him.
  • 00:22:32.330 --> 00:22:37.836
  • You need the fellowship, youneed the love of family and
  • 00:22:37.869 --> 00:22:44.042
  • friends, but only Jesus Christcan meet all of your needs
  • 00:22:44.075 --> 00:22:48.713
  • perfectly and completely.
  • 00:22:48.747 --> 00:22:51.950
  • You know, they got this thingthat we're gonna all get
  • 00:22:51.983 --> 00:22:54.553
  • through it together.
  • 00:22:54.586 --> 00:22:55.887
  • Yeah, I need to go throughthings together with you, and
  • 00:22:55.921 --> 00:22:58.623
  • yes, I need family and friends,but there is something about
  • 00:22:58.657 --> 00:23:01.893
  • Jesus Christ who can perfectlymeet all of my needs.
  • 00:23:01.927 --> 00:23:05.530
  • There's something aboutJesus Christ who can
  • 00:23:05.564 --> 00:23:08.934
  • completely meet all of my needs.
  • 00:23:08.967 --> 00:23:10.602
  • And so I'm not going to say,"Well, I'm goin' through it
  • 00:23:10.635 --> 00:23:12.838
  • together with you."
  • 00:23:12.871 --> 00:23:14.172
  • Yeah, I go through it togetherwith you and Jesus, but I'm not
  • 00:23:14.206 --> 00:23:18.143
  • going to leave him outbecause we need him.
  • 00:23:18.176 --> 00:23:21.580
  • You need him.
  • 00:23:21.613 --> 00:23:22.948
  • I don't know what yourphilosophy has been sayin',
  • 00:23:22.981 --> 00:23:25.317
  • I don't know what your friendshave been saying, I don't know
  • 00:23:25.350 --> 00:23:27.385
  • what you learned in college orin school, but here's one thing
  • 00:23:27.419 --> 00:23:30.255
  • I can guarantee you.
  • 00:23:30.288 --> 00:23:31.590
  • I don't know what has to happenfor you to believe this, but
  • 00:23:31.623 --> 00:23:34.793
  • something's gonna happen one daywhere you'll finally fall on
  • 00:23:34.826 --> 00:23:37.662
  • your face and say,"Lord, I need you."
  • 00:23:37.696 --> 00:23:41.066
  • Something's gonna happen in yourlife where, you know, maybe
  • 00:23:41.099 --> 00:23:43.869
  • you're famous, and maybe you'reawesome, and maybe you know the
  • 00:23:43.902 --> 00:23:47.172
  • whole world loves you, but I'mtelling you right now, that
  • 00:23:47.205 --> 00:23:50.542
  • whole world can let you down.
  • 00:23:50.575 --> 00:23:52.210
  • Systems will die.
  • 00:23:52.244 --> 00:23:55.780
  • God knows how to bring everybodyto that point.
  • 00:23:55.814 --> 00:23:59.951
  • Every knee will bow.
  • 00:23:59.985 --> 00:24:01.686
  • Every tongue will confessthat Jesus is Lord.
  • 00:24:01.720 --> 00:24:05.590
  • And you better believe me,something is capable of bringing
  • 00:24:05.624 --> 00:24:10.161
  • you to a place where you cansay, "I need you."
  • 00:24:10.195 --> 00:24:14.232
  • And once you've gone throughbrokenness and once God's
  • 00:24:14.266 --> 00:24:16.368
  • delivered you out of brokenness,it's, "I need you every day.
  • 00:24:16.401 --> 00:24:21.640
  • I need you every day.
  • 00:24:21.673 --> 00:24:22.974
  • I don't just need you whenI'm in trouble."
  • 00:24:23.008 --> 00:24:26.711
  • Once you realize that brokennessbrings you to a place where you
  • 00:24:26.745 --> 00:24:29.281
  • so depend on God where you say,"God, I need you every second,
  • 00:24:29.314 --> 00:24:32.584
  • every minute, every hour, everyday, every Christmas,
  • 00:24:32.617 --> 00:24:35.287
  • every Thanksgiving.
  • 00:24:35.320 --> 00:24:36.621
  • I need you," and you begin towalk with him, knowing that you
  • 00:24:36.655 --> 00:24:41.660
  • need him all the time.
  • 00:24:41.693 --> 00:24:44.396
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