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Living In The No Lack Zone

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  • male announcer: This programis brought to you by the
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  • partners and friends ofCreflo Dollar Ministries.
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  • Coming up next on"Changing Your World."
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  • Creflo Dollar: When I find outthat God Almighty wants to open
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  • the doors to everything thatI need, I wanna be quick to
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  • believe it.
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  • When I find out that my personalrelationship with him have a
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  • whole lot to do with what he cando in my life, I wanna be quick
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  • to believe that, but,unfortunately, ladies and
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  • gentlemen, there are lots ofChristian people who do one of
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  • these two things: Either theylet what they've learned in the
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  • past slip, or they'reslow to believe it.
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  • They're slow to receive it.
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  • It's kind of likethey're channel-lookin'.
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  • "Let's see what's gon' happen."
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  • No, man, you gotta believe God,and you gotta make your mind up
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  • you gon' believe God right now.
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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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  • Creflo: Now look atthis, Psalms 34, in 10.
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  • Psalms 34, in 10.
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  • Now, this got my attention.
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  • I want you to look at this inthe New Living Translation and
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  • then The Message Bible,Psalms 34, in 10.
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  • I wanna spend some time definingthis relationship that will put
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  • us in the no-lack zone, definingthis relationship that will put
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  • us in the no-lack zone.
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  • Here's what he says.
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  • He said, "Even strong lionssometimes go hungry, but those
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  • who trust in the Lordwill lack no good thing."
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  • Those who trust in the Lord leanon the Lord, rely on God.
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  • He's first priority.
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  • He's my first move whensomethin' comes up.
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  • I go to him first.
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  • He says, "They willlack no good thing."
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  • I think sometimes in our liveswe have too many options,
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  • and, unfortunately God's at theend of that, and he is saying
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  • even lions, young lions, sufferhunger, but they that trust God,
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  • rely on God--watchthis--depend on him.
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  • Take possession of relationshipwith him, looking for his love.
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  • He says those peoplewill lack no good thing.
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  • And look what he says in TheMessage Bible: "Young lions on
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  • the prowl get hungry, butGod-seekers are full of God."
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  • "God-seekers are full of God."
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  • Man, that's a powerful Scripturebecause what it says, to me, is
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  • that, you know, when we learnhow to worship God, when we
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  • learn how to seek God andworship God and spend time with
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  • God, you know, what we become?
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  • We become those God-seekers,they that seek the Lord.
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  • In fact, look at this: Lookat verse 9, in The Message
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  • translation, verse 9and 10, Psalms 34:9-10.
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  • In fact, go back to theNew Living Translation.
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  • Let's do the New LivingTranslation, verse 9 and 10, and
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  • then come back to TheMessage, verse 9 and 10.
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  • I wanna show you somethin' here.
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  • He says, "Fear the Lord, you hisgodly people, for those who fear
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  • him will have all they need."
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  • So now, all of a sudden, walkin'in the fear of the
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  • Lord is pretty important becausehe says, "Those that fear him
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  • will have all that they need."
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  • "Those that fear him will haveall that they need."
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  • Now, he's not talkin' about thefright or the fear, the
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  • demonic fear.
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  • He's talking about somethin'that we need to know this word
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  • here "fearing the Lord"is reverencing God.
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  • It's having a high regard anda high respect, an awe for God.
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  • Those who have a high regard anda high respect for him--go back
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  • to verse 9.
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  • Those who have a high regard anda high respect for him, he says
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  • here that they willhave all that they need.
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  • Fear the Lord.
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  • You'll have all you need.
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  • So now I need to make sure Iknow what it means to fear the
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  • Lord, to reverence God, to havea deep respect for him, to be in
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  • awe of him.
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  • All right, now, let's goto The Message translation.
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  • All right, so what doesit mean to fear the Lord?
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  • Because, all of a sudden, Ican't just pass this when he
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  • says, everything you need, youwill have if you walk in the
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  • fear of the Lord.
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  • All right, well, watch this.
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  • He says, "Worship Godif you want the best.
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  • Worship opens doorsto all his goodness."
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  • Oh, so it's worship thatgives you his best.
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  • It's worship that opens thedoors to all of his goodness.
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  • Now, that's notsingin' a slow song.
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  • That's not what itmeans to worship God.
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  • To worship God isto reverence him.
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  • It is to honor him.
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  • It is to reverence him, to honorhim, to have a deep respect for
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  • him, to have anawe, A-W-E, for him.
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  • It is to be soimpressed with him.
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  • It is to go to him with such anattitude of gratitude, to be so
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  • grateful and thankful for notjust what he can give us but
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  • just who he is andwhat he has done.
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  • And when you can live thisway, it's like with Abraham.
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  • Abraham so honored God that,when God told him to take his
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  • son, "Your only son and tosacrifice him," Abraham, the
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  • Bible says that theywent up to worship God.
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  • What were they doin'?
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  • They were actually goin' out tojust do what God told 'em to do
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  • because they respected him, theyworshiped him, they honored him
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  • enough that they knew.
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  • They went way past whatGod was tellin' them to do.
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  • They knew about his power.
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  • They knew about his love.
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  • They knew about who he was andhis nature and his--and they had
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  • a deep honor andrespect for him.
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  • I'm not talkin' about wearing aChristian T-shirt, sayin', "I'm
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  • a Christian" today.
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  • I'm talkin' about you have movedfrom this casual relationship to
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  • a relationship of worship,a relationship of honor, a
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  • relationship where you'respendin' time with him, and he's
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  • spendin' time with you, arelationship where, even in the
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  • midst of hard times, there'sa peace that passes all
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  • understandin' that comes overyour life, and you're just
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  • swimming in the presence of God.
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  • That kind of relationship, theBible says, will give you God's
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  • best and will open up the doorsto all of his goodness, yes.
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  • Somebody says,"Well, praise God.
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  • You supposed to make sure Idon't have no lack, so how come
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  • you're not doin' it?"
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  • "Well, I'm done with you."
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  • "Well, come on, man, you wasn'teven--you didn't even
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  • get started."
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  • Talkin' abouta real relationship.
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  • I'm talkin' about one where yourhonor and your respect and your
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  • gratitude is so big for God thatyou find yourself walkin' in
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  • this peace all the time becauseit's like, "Yeah, I know this is
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  • happening, but my Godhadn't let me down yet.
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  • My God has not let me down yet.
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  • I'm stayin' with him.
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  • I'm stayin' with him.
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  • And if he doesn't do anotherthing for me, he's already done
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  • enough for me to reverence him,respect him, honor him, lift my
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  • hands toward him and declare,'Oh, God, who is like unto thee?
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  • Who is like unto thee?
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  • Who can heal like you can heal?
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  • Who can deliver likeyou can deliver?
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  • Who can set free likeyou can set free?'"
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  • And think about it and have aflashback of the times that he
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  • lifted you up out of the pit,the times where he healed you
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  • when the doctor said you weregonna die, the times where he
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  • met your needs, and you didn'tknow where the money was gonna
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  • come from.
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  • How great thou art.
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  • He said the guy who worship God,who fears the Lord, who walks
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  • out of reverence and respect,he'll get God's best, and the
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  • doors to all of God's goodnesswill be open, not because I do
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  • this to get the doors to open.
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  • It's because this is real.
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  • And I don't know about you, butit's time to move from religion
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  • to relationship.
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  • It's time to movefrom fake to real.
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  • It's time to move from trustingthe world to trusting God.
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  • It's time to move from trustingwhat you can see and what you
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  • can hear, and trust what theWord says, and trust what he's
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  • already done, and trust that hewill be there even though you
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  • don't see it, don't hear it, anddon't know which way it's gonna
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  • come from.
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  • It's like the wind.
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  • You don't know whichway it's gonna come.
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  • That's what I'mtalkin' about tonight.
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  • Praise God.
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  • Now, here's the problem.
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  • Hosea 4, in 6.
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  • Here's a problem.
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  • You know, if I don't say thesethings, if I don't teach these
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  • things, then people won't know,and I'm not up here, you know,
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  • tryin' to get involved in apopularity contest and I'm only
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  • gonna say and teach what, youknow, people wanna hear, those
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  • itching ears.
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  • I'm not doin' that.
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  • I'm just saying that how can youhave faith about somethin' you
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  • don't know about?
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  • How can you take possession ofsomethin' you don't know about?
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  • I mean, how are you ever gonnabelieve God to be the one to
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  • make sure there's no lack inyour life, and it's not
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  • been taught?
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  • You didn't know.
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  • You hadn't heard.
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  • You ain't read the Scriptures.
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  • It's just somethin' that peoplejust don't talk about in their
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  • church, and, yet when times likethese hit, man, isn't it good to
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  • know there's a God you can trustto take care of you throughout
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  • any famine orpandemic or hard time?
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  • Look what he says in Hosea 4:6.
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  • We can definitelytake from this.
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  • He says, "My people aredestroyed for what they
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  • don't know."
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  • Scripture says,"lack of knowledge."
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  • People are destroyed because ofwhat they don't know, lack
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  • of knowledge.
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  • You know, people have a lotof things to say, but they're
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  • destroyed because ofwhat they don't know.
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  • I say this to some of my youngministers that, sometimes, you
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  • know more than what youunderstand, and, you know, just
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  • 'cause you know a thing, doyou really understand it?
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  • And I think it requires reallysome experience in life to see
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  • if you really understand thething that you say you know.
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  • But here's the one thing Iunderstand is that, if people
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  • don't have the knowledge ofcertain things, then they're
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  • kept back because of what theydon't know, because they
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  • don't know.
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  • So that's important that we knowthat God is our supply house.
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  • Now, let me show you somethin'.
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  • So what's the problem then?
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  • "Pastor Dollar, there areChristian people who--they've
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  • heard this before, and some ofyou may say, "Well, I've heard
  • 00:12:36.869 --> 00:12:40.039
  • somethin' like this before.
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  • My pastor taught the samething this past Sunday."
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  • So what is it?
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  • What is it that the enemy isgonna use to try to stop you,
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  • you the covenant people ofGod, you the Christian, you the
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  • believer, from livingin this no-lack zone?
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  • Well, look at Joshua chapter 18.
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  • Joshua chapter18, verse 2 and 3.
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  • Joshua chapter18, verse 2 and 3.
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  • This is so, so very important.
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  • A little Scripture here, butI think you need to see this.
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  • He says, "And there remainedamong the children of Israel
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  • seven tribes, which had not yetreceived their inheritance."
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  • I believe that, you know, Godmeeting your needs and being
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  • your supply house, that'ssomethin' that every Christian
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  • has inherited.
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  • I think that's somethin'that you have a right to.
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  • But look at verse 3, "AndJoshua said unto the children of
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  • Israel, 'How longare you slack?"
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  • Underline the word "slack."
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  • "To go to possess the land whichthe Lord God, your Father,
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  • hath," past tense, "given you."
  • 00:13:53.345 --> 00:13:57.816
  • Now, look at all of the thingsthat God hath, past tense,
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  • given us.
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  • And he says they didn't get itbecause they were slack to go to
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  • possess the land.
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  • It was somethin' that hadalready been given, but they
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  • were slack to go andpossess the land.
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  • All of your needs have beenmet, but are you slack in
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  • possessing it?
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  • God has already had provisionsso there's no lack in your life,
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  • but are you slack intakin' possession of it?
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  • Let me give you a definitionof the word "slack" so you'll
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  • follow what I'm saying.
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  • To be "slack" meansto be slow to move.
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  • It means to be slow of heart tobelieve, slow to move, slow of
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  • heart to believe.
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  • You're just kind of, like,listenin' to this, but do you
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  • believe it, and areyou slow to believe?
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  • It means idle, inactive,slothful, sluggard, easily
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  • influenced, and changed.
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  • It's really dull of perception.
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  • Your perception is dull, and youknow you'll never receive it.
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  • Why?
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  • You're slack.
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  • I mean, when I hear somethin'from the Word of God, I wanna be
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  • quick to believe.
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  • When I hear what God has alreadymade available and what God has
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  • already provided and what Godhas already supplied, I wanna be
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  • quick to believe it.
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  • I don't wanna beslack, praise God.
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  • "Well, you never know."
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  • That ain't what I wanna do--no.
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  • When I find out that GodAlmighty wants to open the doors
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  • to everything that I need, Iwanna be quick to believe it.
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  • When I find out that my personalrelationship with him have a
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  • whole lot to do with what he cando in my life, I wanna be quick
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  • to believe that.
  • 00:15:55.801 --> 00:15:59.104
  • But, unfortunately, ladies andgentlemen, there are lots of
  • 00:15:59.138 --> 00:16:01.907
  • Christian people who do one ofthese two things: Either they
  • 00:16:01.940 --> 00:16:05.978
  • let what they've learned in thepast slip, or they're slow to
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  • believe it.
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  • They're slow to receive it.
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  • It's kind of liketheir channel-lookin'.
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  • "Let's see what's gon' happen."
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  • No, man, you gotta believe God,and you gotta make your mind up
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  • you gon' believe God right now.
  • 00:16:22.194 --> 00:16:24.496
  • In fact, you wanna make yourmind up and believe God rat now,
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  • R-A-T, quick as a rat.
  • 00:16:27.499 --> 00:16:29.334
  • You wanna believe him rat now.
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  • I believe that my God will allowme to live in this no-lack zone.
  • 00:16:31.570 --> 00:16:37.309
  • In fact, say this outloud where you are.
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  • Say, "No more lack.
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  • Because of Jesus, nomore lack," praise God.
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  • Man, I feel the anointing here.
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  • These chairs might starttalkin' to me after a while.
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  • Praise God, I'm tellin' you,in the name of Jesus, you don't
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  • have to settle for it.
  • 00:16:56.862 --> 00:16:59.031
  • You can make a decisionto walk out of it.
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  • Now, let me showyou this real quick.
  • 00:17:02.901 --> 00:17:04.837
  • So, "slack," they were slack.
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  • Let's read verse 2 and 3, again,now that you know what
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  • "slack" means.
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  • Joshua 18:2, "And there remainedamong the children of Israel
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  • seven tribes, which had not yetreceived their inheritance."
  • 00:17:14.079 --> 00:17:16.882
  • They had not yet received it.
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  • Why hadn't they received it?
  • 00:17:18.851 --> 00:17:20.486
  • It was already made available.
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  • They had not yet receivedtheir inheritance.
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  • Bring it up to today.
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  • They have not yetreceived their healing.
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  • They have not yetreceived their provision.
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  • They have not yetreceived Jesus.
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  • They have not yet receivedprovisions that the Lord--see,
  • 00:17:30.963 --> 00:17:34.399
  • and I'm gon' tell yasomethin' right now.
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  • One of the biggest problems inour world today is we want what
  • 00:17:36.768 --> 00:17:39.705
  • Jesus has already madeavailable, but we don't
  • 00:17:39.738 --> 00:17:43.542
  • want Jesus.
  • 00:17:43.575 --> 00:17:45.777
  • "We'll take what he's madeavailable, but we don't
  • 00:17:45.811 --> 00:17:48.080
  • want him."
  • 00:17:48.113 --> 00:17:50.315
  • "Oh, yes, Brother Dollar,I--no more lack, but I don't
  • 00:17:50.349 --> 00:17:53.619
  • want Jesus."
  • 00:17:53.652 --> 00:17:56.655
  • "Oh, I'm healed,but I don't want Jesus."
  • 00:17:56.688 --> 00:18:00.993
  • "Oh, I believe that I canprosper and all these things,
  • 00:18:01.026 --> 00:18:04.196
  • but I don't want Jesus."
  • 00:18:04.229 --> 00:18:06.999
  • That's not how that works,and you're gonna have to
  • 00:18:07.032 --> 00:18:09.635
  • understand that.
  • 00:18:09.668 --> 00:18:11.537
  • And then he goes on.
  • 00:18:11.570 --> 00:18:13.038
  • He says, "So theyhad not yet received.
  • 00:18:13.071 --> 00:18:14.606
  • And Joshua," verse 3, "Joshuasaid unto them, the children of
  • 00:18:14.640 --> 00:18:17.009
  • Israel, 'How longare you slack?'"
  • 00:18:17.042 --> 00:18:19.444
  • He said they hadn't receivedbecause they were slack,
  • 00:18:19.478 --> 00:18:21.613
  • slow--in some cases, just toolazy to get in that position.
  • 00:18:21.647 --> 00:18:29.521
  • That should not be the testimonyof born-again people--that we're
  • 00:18:29.555 --> 00:18:34.593
  • quick to believe what God hasestablished for our lives.
  • 00:18:34.626 --> 00:18:39.364
  • Now, look at Deuteronomychapter 28, in verse 7.
  • 00:18:39.398 --> 00:18:42.968
  • Deuteronomy 28, in verse 7.
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  • Praise God, man, I hope yougettin' somethin' out of this.
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  • I'm excited about it.
  • 00:18:49.908 --> 00:18:52.211
  • Deuteronomy 28, in verse 7,says this: "The Lord shall cause
  • 00:18:52.244 --> 00:18:55.314
  • thine enemies," now,stop right there.
  • 00:18:55.347 --> 00:18:57.816
  • Lack is an enemy.
  • 00:18:57.849 --> 00:19:00.953
  • Insufficiency is an enemy.
  • 00:19:00.986 --> 00:19:04.957
  • Debt is an enemy when itis allowed to oppress you.
  • 00:19:04.990 --> 00:19:13.298
  • And you know what oppression is?
  • 00:19:13.332 --> 00:19:15.000
  • Oppression is when you no longerhave the right to determine
  • 00:19:15.033 --> 00:19:18.837
  • your future.
  • 00:19:18.870 --> 00:19:21.440
  • And some people are in debt sohard they can't even determine
  • 00:19:21.473 --> 00:19:24.476
  • their future becausethey're a slave to debt.
  • 00:19:24.509 --> 00:19:28.313
  • And I want you tosee it like that.
  • 00:19:28.347 --> 00:19:30.616
  • And I want you to understand it.
  • 00:19:30.649 --> 00:19:32.451
  • "Well, Brother Dollar, Idon't agree," whatever.
  • 00:19:32.484 --> 00:19:34.052
  • It's like I told you before.
  • 00:19:34.086 --> 00:19:35.787
  • It's one thing to know a thing.
  • 00:19:35.821 --> 00:19:37.289
  • It's another thing to understandit because of what you know.
  • 00:19:37.322 --> 00:19:39.524
  • You have little nice littlesayings, little nice little
  • 00:19:39.558 --> 00:19:41.593
  • principles, and thenyou start livin' it out.
  • 00:19:41.627 --> 00:19:43.495
  • It's like, "Woo,I didn't see that."
  • 00:19:43.528 --> 00:19:46.465
  • "The Lord shall causethine enemies," and I'm
  • 00:19:46.498 --> 00:19:49.801
  • telling you, when you have needsand you got a job and you got
  • 00:19:49.835 --> 00:19:54.206
  • trouble on top of trouble on topof trouble, lack is an enemy.
  • 00:19:54.239 --> 00:20:02.447
  • Lack is an enemy.
  • 00:20:02.481 --> 00:20:04.449
  • Insufficiency is an enemy.
  • 00:20:04.483 --> 00:20:07.152
  • You know, one of thereasons--and, you know, like it
  • 00:20:07.185 --> 00:20:10.455
  • or don't like it,but I gotta say it.
  • 00:20:10.489 --> 00:20:13.225
  • One of the reasons that, youknow, blacks and Hispanics are
  • 00:20:13.258 --> 00:20:19.865
  • so--more susceptible to theCOVID-19 virus, it's not just
  • 00:20:19.898 --> 00:20:28.106
  • premedical conditions, but it'sa lack of ability to be able to
  • 00:20:28.140 --> 00:20:35.447
  • get those things to dealwith those situations.
  • 00:20:35.480 --> 00:20:38.917
  • It's a lack of ability to maybebuy the healthy foods or lack of
  • 00:20:38.950 --> 00:20:43.388
  • ability to have the money togo and get the medical checkup
  • 00:20:43.422 --> 00:20:46.925
  • early enough to deal withthings, the lack of ability to
  • 00:20:46.958 --> 00:20:49.928
  • get certain supplements, thelack of ability to do certain
  • 00:20:49.961 --> 00:20:53.665
  • things, and that lack now hasput certain ethnic groups in a
  • 00:20:53.699 --> 00:21:00.639
  • position where they'remore susceptible to thing.
  • 00:21:00.672 --> 00:21:03.575
  • Don't tell mepoverty is a friend.
  • 00:21:03.608 --> 00:21:05.410
  • Poverty is not a friend.
  • 00:21:05.444 --> 00:21:06.912
  • Poverty is a curse.
  • 00:21:06.945 --> 00:21:08.880
  • Poverty is not a friend.
  • 00:21:08.914 --> 00:21:10.349
  • Poverty is a curse.
  • 00:21:10.382 --> 00:21:11.983
  • Lack is a curse.
  • 00:21:12.017 --> 00:21:13.685
  • Insufficiency is a curse.
  • 00:21:13.719 --> 00:21:15.187
  • Why?
  • 00:21:15.220 --> 00:21:17.456
  • It stops you from doing whatother people who have provisions
  • 00:21:17.489 --> 00:21:20.292
  • can do.
  • 00:21:20.325 --> 00:21:22.694
  • And I believe that God cantake up the slack where that
  • 00:21:22.728 --> 00:21:25.964
  • is concerned.
  • 00:21:25.997 --> 00:21:27.833
  • And I hate seeing it.
  • 00:21:27.866 --> 00:21:29.267
  • I hate hearing that, and I wannadeclare war on that in the name
  • 00:21:29.301 --> 00:21:31.269
  • of Jesus.
  • 00:21:31.303 --> 00:21:33.338
  • I hate seeing that my people areoverweight and suffering with
  • 00:21:33.372 --> 00:21:38.110
  • high blood pressure and heartattacks and men having prostate
  • 00:21:38.143 --> 00:21:42.547
  • problems, and women with highrate of breast cancer because,
  • 00:21:42.581 --> 00:21:46.585
  • in a lot of cases, they justcan't afford the health care.
  • 00:21:46.618 --> 00:21:51.123
  • They just can't afford thenutrition, or in the situation
  • 00:21:51.156 --> 00:21:56.962
  • where--you know, just sostressed out, and all of that's
  • 00:21:56.995 --> 00:22:03.468
  • hitting their health.
  • 00:22:03.502 --> 00:22:07.272
  • And I just want people know thebottom line to a lot of this,
  • 00:22:07.305 --> 00:22:10.442
  • and I am saying that, if youdon't know how to deal with--no,
  • 00:22:10.475 --> 00:22:13.445
  • not havin' a job, but if youdon't have the money to pay the
  • 00:22:13.478 --> 00:22:16.481
  • rent and if you don't know howto get those provisions, I'm
  • 00:22:16.515 --> 00:22:19.618
  • telling you right now, let'sstart with Jesus and not sit
  • 00:22:19.651 --> 00:22:25.257
  • around sponging offof other people.
  • 00:22:25.290 --> 00:22:29.327
  • Let's believe him 'cause otherpeople will let you down.
  • 00:22:29.361 --> 00:22:34.366
  • Governments will let you down.
  • 00:22:34.399 --> 00:22:36.902
  • Stimulus packageswill let you down.
  • 00:22:36.935 --> 00:22:42.174
  • Listen, let's trust him.
  • 00:22:42.207 --> 00:22:45.210
  • It's almost like, "Hey,hey, man, how about Jesus?
  • 00:22:45.243 --> 00:22:47.045
  • How about--you'vetried the rest.
  • 00:22:47.078 --> 00:22:50.782
  • Now it's time to try thebest, and Jesus is the best.
  • 00:22:50.816 --> 00:22:53.819
  • Have you ever considered him?
  • 00:22:53.852 --> 00:22:56.888
  • Let's try him.
  • 00:22:56.922 --> 00:22:59.825
  • And so what happens?
  • 00:22:59.858 --> 00:23:03.061
  • When we let all these peopletalk us out of a relationship
  • 00:23:03.094 --> 00:23:06.998
  • with God that took care of ourgrandparents, that took care of
  • 00:23:07.032 --> 00:23:11.536
  • our parents, that allowed theircabinets to be stay filled with
  • 00:23:11.570 --> 00:23:18.043
  • food, not because they madethe money to do it, but somehow
  • 00:23:18.076 --> 00:23:21.880
  • their relationship with Godnever allowed that lack to
  • 00:23:21.913 --> 00:23:25.650
  • dominate their lives, and BigMama was somehow always ready to
  • 00:23:25.684 --> 00:23:30.555
  • put somethin' on that table.
  • 00:23:30.589 --> 00:23:33.959
  • That's all I'm sayin', man.
  • 00:23:33.992 --> 00:23:36.328
  • "I've never seen the righteousforsaken," the Bible said, "nor
  • 00:23:36.361 --> 00:23:39.130
  • his seed begging bread."
  • 00:23:39.164 --> 00:23:45.003
  • I really believe that all ofthis stuff goin' on is tryin' to
  • 00:23:45.036 --> 00:23:48.006
  • get our attention.
  • 00:23:48.039 --> 00:23:50.442
  • You know, when everything wasclosed up, it was like, you
  • 00:23:50.475 --> 00:23:52.310
  • know, now that the moviesare closed, and now that the
  • 00:23:52.344 --> 00:23:54.145
  • restaurant is closed, and nowthat the workout centers are
  • 00:23:54.179 --> 00:23:56.248
  • closed, and now that thebowlin' alleys are closed, you
  • 00:23:56.281 --> 00:23:58.650
  • know, when they were closed--Iknow they're open now, but when
  • 00:23:58.683 --> 00:24:00.785
  • they were closed, you wouldthink, you know, people say,
  • 00:24:00.819 --> 00:24:03.755
  • "All right, God is like,'Can I talk to ya now?'"
  • 00:24:03.788 --> 00:24:07.859
  • And I wonder, what didyou do with that time?
  • 00:24:07.893 --> 00:24:11.062
  • What'd do you do with that time?
  • 00:24:11.096 --> 00:24:14.966
  • And even now, it's not too late.
  • 00:24:15.000 --> 00:24:19.004
  • Can you make a decision ofquality to spend some time
  • 00:24:19.037 --> 00:24:23.875
  • with God?
  • 00:24:23.909 --> 00:24:25.544
  • Let him speak to you.
  • 00:24:25.577 --> 00:24:27.145
  • You speak to him.
  • 00:24:27.178 --> 00:24:28.580
  • Let him lead you,and you follow him.
  • 00:24:28.613 --> 00:24:30.181
  • Let him tell you what to do,and you say, "Yes, amen."
  • 00:24:30.215 --> 00:24:34.719
  • What has to fail around you inorder for you to finally give up
  • 00:24:34.753 --> 00:24:42.027
  • and say, "I yield, God, Iyield," "Show me what to do"?
  • 00:24:42.060 --> 00:24:47.399
  • What has to happen?
  • 00:24:47.432 --> 00:24:50.001
  • Don't wait until it's too late.
  • 00:24:50.035 --> 00:24:51.870
  • Don't wait until everything'sjust all messed up and
  • 00:24:51.903 --> 00:24:53.939
  • bummed up.
  • 00:24:53.972 --> 00:24:55.307
  • How about now?
  • 00:24:55.340 --> 00:24:56.908
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