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July 23, 2020
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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: You establishJesus as your source.
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  • You establish him.
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  • Not your job, not your money.
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  • You establish himas your source.
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  • Not the government,not the stimulus check.
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  • You establish Jesusas your source.
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  • He is able to make sure thatthere is no lack in your life.
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  • Creflo: Well, if you have yourBibles, let's jump right in
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  • to this.
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  • Go with me to the book ofDeuteronomy chapter 2 and verse
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  • 7 and you can remember last weekwe began to talk about how to
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  • live in that no-lack zone.
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  • And I wanna continue thatteaching because I believe that
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  • it is God's will for Christianpeople who know their covenant
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  • with God, Christian people wholook forward and look for the
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  • love of God, for you torecognize that living in lack is
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  • not God's will and it's not thenorm or should not be the norm
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  • for the Christian.
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  • And so we have put so muchemphasis on having faith in a
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  • set of principles to deal withlack when, in fact, we should be
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  • having faith in the person ofJesus Christ to deal with lack.
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  • It's a relationship that's goingto resolve the lack issues in
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  • our life and notjust principles.
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  • Now, I'm not against principlesbut, you know, it's kind of
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  • like, you know, people takingthe mechanics instead of
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  • the person.
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  • And I believe that, youknow, our provision is in our
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  • relationship with Jesus Christ.
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  • I believe everything we need isin our relationship with
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  • Jesus Christ.
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  • And so I wanna challenge you tolook at your relationship with
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  • Jesus Christ versus, you know,the set of principles, the
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  • things that we do.
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  • I have faith in Jesusto be my supply house.
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  • Jesus is my supply house.
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  • And so today I wanna talk to youabout, you know, five ways of
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  • staying in the no-lack zone.
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  • There are some things that youcan be aware of in order to stay
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  • in that no-lack zone.
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  • I just believe it's God's willfor his children not to have to
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  • live all of their life in lack.
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  • Now, there may be times whereyou're facing lack but every
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  • time you face lack I want you toknow that God's already finished
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  • your provision.
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  • He's already made a way andprovision is a finished work of
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  • Jesus Christ and the way out oflack is a finished work of
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  • Jesus Christ.
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  • You're just gonna have toappropriate it by faith and
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  • you're gonna have to takepossession of it by faith.
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  • Let's begin.
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  • I wanna lay a foundation here.
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  • Is it the will of God for us tobe free from lack and when it
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  • shows up to be able to releaseour faith in Jesus to take care
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  • of this.
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  • Look what he says even in theold covenant Deuteronomy verse 2
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  • and 7 says: "For the Lord thyGod has blessed thee in all thy
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  • works--all the works of thyhand: he knoweth thy walking
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  • through this great wilderness:these 40 years the Lord thy God,
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  • he has been with you," andnotice the result of the
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  • relationship: "thouhas lacked nothing."
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  • Notice the results.
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  • They lacked nothing because hemade it clear he was with them.
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  • And because he was withthem, they lacked nothing.
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  • See, so that's what I believe.
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  • I believe this stuff's gonnabe dealt with because of your
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  • relationship with God and youcan be even like they were back
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  • in the day, they lacked nothingbecause God was with them.
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  • Now, this is God'scharacter, man.
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  • This--he's already made his mindup to, you know, that those who
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  • will be with him and those whowill cultivate a relationship
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  • with him, they're notgonna lack anything.
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  • Why?
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  • Because he is with you.
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  • Now, I went over this last week.
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  • Let's look at this again,Luke chapter 9.
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  • So we see in Deuteronomy in theOld Testament the will of God
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  • was that you lack nothing.
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  • Now, Luke chapter 9, verse3 through 5, and then Luke
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  • 22:35-36, same story but let'sshow you how this works here.
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  • Luke 9:3 through 5: "And he saidunto them, Take nothing for your
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  • journey, neither staves, orscrip, neither bread, neither
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  • money; neither havetwo coats apiece."
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  • Verse 4: "And whatsoever houseyou enter into, there abide, and
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  • thence depart."
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  • 5: "And whosoever will notreceive you, when you go out of
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  • that city, shake off the verydust from your feet for a
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  • testimony against them."
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  • So Jesus is preparing thedisciples for a mission.
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  • He's preparingthem for a journey.
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  • And he says to them, you know,"Don't take anything for
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  • your journey.
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  • Don't take anythingfor your journey.
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  • Don't take coats, don't takescrip, don't take money, don't
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  • take anything for your journey."
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  • In other words, basically,you know, I'm sure there was a
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  • concern, "Lord, if we don't takethese things with us, then we're
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  • gonna lack these things."
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  • But I wanna show you the end ofthis journey, what was the end
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  • of it.
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  • In Luke 22:35-36, hebought it back up again.
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  • And he says, "And he said untothem, When I sent you without
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  • purse, and scrip, andshoes, lack ye any thing?
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  • And they said, Nothing."
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  • Isn't that awesome?
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  • He asked 'em, "When I sent youout with nothing, did you lack?
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  • What did you lack?"
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  • And they said, "Wedidn't lack anything.
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  • We lacked nothing."
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  • Verse 36, he says, "Then said heunto them, But now, he that hath
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  • a purse, let him take it,likewise his scrip: he that hath
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  • a sword, let him sell hisgarment, and buy one."
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  • Basically, what Jesus was sayinghere: "Now that you know that I
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  • am your supply house, now thatyou know that I will, you know,
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  • meet all your needs, now thatyou know that I am the one that
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  • will keep you in the no-lackzone," he says, "it's okay for
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  • you to pick up your purse, getyour coat, get your money."
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  • Why?
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  • "Because now you know that I amyour source and those things are
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  • not your source."
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  • You see, you've got to becareful not to misunderstand the
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  • fact that money's not gonna beyour source and house is not
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  • gonna be your source, and Godwants to make it very clear that
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  • he is your source, he is the onethat's gonna be responsible for
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  • keeping you in the no-lack zone.
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  • He is the one that willtake care of your needs.
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  • He will supply.
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  • He's the supply house and hesays, "When I sent you out with
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  • nothing, did you lack anything?"
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  • And their responsewas, "Nothing, Lord.
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  • We lacked nothing."
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  • And I believe that's thesame thing for us today.
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  • When we cultivate a relationshipwith Jesus and we see him as our
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  • supply house, we place thingsbefore him, then we'll be able
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  • to stand up one day and declare,"We lack nothing, praise
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  • God, amen."
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  • And I think the point here isto make sure that you establish
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  • Jesus as your source.
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  • You establish him.
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  • Not your job, not your money.
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  • You establish himas your source.
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  • Not the government,not the stimulus check.
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  • You establish Jesusas your source.
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  • He is able to make sure thatthere is no lack in your life.
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  • And I believe, again, that thiscomes from a relationship and
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  • not just a set of principles.
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  • It comes as a result of apersonal relationship with him.
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  • So I've established with thesetwo Scriptures that it is the
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  • will of God for you asChristians to live in the
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  • no-lack zone.
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  • That lack may knock on the doorbut you can be assured that the
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  • supply has alreadybeen established.
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  • You can be sure that theprovision has already been set
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  • in place.
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  • And so I want you to use yourfaith, I want you to release
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  • your faith right now.
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  • There is no lack in my life andif you're presently facing lack,
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  • see Jesus as your supply house.
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  • You know it's God's will for younot to live your life in lack.
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  • Now, let's look at these fiveways that will keep you in the
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  • no-lack zone.
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  • The first one, number one,walking in love keeps you in the
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  • no-lack zone.
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  • Watching--walking in love willkeep you in the no-lack zone.
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  • This is amazing because youcan go no farther than your
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  • character and a lot of timespeople try to reach certain
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  • heights in life, certain levelsin life, and they still don't
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  • understand that, you know, youcan't go any farther than
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  • your character.
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  • And this is something thatwe, as Christians, need to
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  • understand that when we callourselves Christians, that we
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  • should begin to see the love ofGod in our lives, even towards
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  • other people.
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  • I wanna look at this Scriptureagain in 1 Thessalonians chapter
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  • 4, verses 9 through 12.
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  • Let's read it in the NLTand then The Message.
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  • 1 Thessalonians chapter 4,verses 9 through 12, in the NLT
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  • and then in TheMessage translation.
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  • So now watch this.
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  • He says, "But we don't needto write to you about the
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  • importance of loving each other,for God himself has taught you
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  • to love one another."
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  • You know, the Bible makes itclear that what grieves the Holy
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  • Spirit is how wetreat one another.
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  • It grieves the Holy Spirit basedon how we treat one another and
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  • he says here we don't need toteach you about love and how you
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  • should love one another,and look at verse 10.
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  • He says, "Indeed, you alreadyshow your love for all the
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  • believers throughout Macedonia.
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  • Even so, dear brothers andsisters, we urge you to love
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  • them even more."
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  • He says don't stop doing that.
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  • Don't stop doing that.
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  • Don't let things come up inyour life where you're no longer
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  • walking in love.
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  • Don't let your emotions beginto govern your life, you know,
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  • because of the pandemic andyou're a little frustrated
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  • because you've been home.
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  • You know, that's--this is a veryimportant part of staying in the
  • 00:11:53.515 --> 00:11:58.586
  • no-lack zone.
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  • Staying in love keepsyou in the no-lack zone.
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  • And he says, "Even so,"go back to verse 10.
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  • He says, "Indeed, you alreadyshow your love for all the
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  • believers throughout Macedonia.
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  • Even so, dear brothers andsisters, we urge you to love
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  • them even more."
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  • Verse 11: "Make it your goal tolive a quiet life, minding your
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  • own business, working with yourhands, just as we instructed
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  • you before."
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  • Now watch verse 12.
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  • He says, "Then people who arebelievers will respect the way
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  • you live, and you will notneed to depend on others."
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  • You will not needto depend on others.
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  • I think this is so important forChristian people to recognize.
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  • You know, I believe that God isyour supply house and you will
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  • not need to depend on others.
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  • Well, the prerequisite herewas let's walk in love.
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  • And let that loveteach us how to live.
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  • Let that love teachus how to speak.
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  • Let that love teach ushow to treat one another.
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  • Let that love teach us howto live a respectful life.
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  • Now look at the same onein--the same Scripture in The
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  • Message translation.
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  • In the MessageTranslation of the Bible.
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  • He says, "Regarding lifetogether and getting along with
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  • each other, you don't needme to tell you what to do.
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  • You're God-taughtin these matters."
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  • And I believe that the Spirit ofGod can teach us how to walk in
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  • love, even.
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  • In fact, the first act of theHoly Spirit was to pour the love
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  • of God in our hearts.
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  • So he poured supernatural lovein our heart and he'll teach us
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  • to love.
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  • He says, "You don't needme to tell you what to do.
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  • You're God-taughtin these matters.
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  • Just love one another!
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  • You're already good at it."
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  • Verse--next verse.
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  • He says, "Your friends all overthe province of Macedonia are
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  • the evidence.
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  • Keep it up; get betterand better at it."
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  • And watch this: "Stay calm;mind your own business; do your
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  • own job.
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  • You've heard all this from usbefore, but a reminder
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  • never hurts.
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  • We want you living in a waythat will command the respect of
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  • outsiders, not lying aroundsponging off your friends."
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  • I'll tell you what, when youhave Jesus as your supply house,
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  • you don't--you're not gonna needto be lying around sponging off
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  • your friends.
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  • Why?
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  • Jesus takes care of you becauselove keeps you in the
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  • no-lack zone.
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  • Praise God I believe that.
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  • Now let's go to the second area.
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  • What else keeps usin the no-lack zone?
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  • Trusting or seeking, and you'llfind that those words are
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  • used synonymously.
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  • Trusting or seeking God willkeep you in the no-lack zone.
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  • Trusting or seeking God willkeep you in the no-lack zone.
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  • Look at Psalms 34.
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  • Let's look at that.
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  • Psalms 34:10 in the New LivingTranslation and then
  • 00:15:11.546 --> 00:15:13.781
  • The Message.
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  • Psalms 34 and 10.
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  • I believe that when you trustGod you will be a God-seeker.
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  • I don't believe that you cansay, "Well, I trust God," but
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  • then you're seeking other thingsto take care of your issue.
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  • I believe when you say youtrust God you are a God-seeker.
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  • Notice what he says here inverse 10: "Even strong lions
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  • sometimes go hungry, but thosewho trust in the Lord," watch
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  • this, "will lack no good thing."
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  • Those that trust in the Lordwill lack no good thing.
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  • He didn't say those that trustin the government will lack no
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  • good thing.
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  • He didn't say those who trust,you know, even on your job shall
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  • lack no good thing.
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  • He says those who will trustin God, they will lack no
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  • good thing.
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  • So if I were you right now, I'dmake my mind up that I'm gonna
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  • trust God because the promisehere is that when you trust God,
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  • you're not gonnalack any good thing.
  • 00:16:07.902 --> 00:16:10.571
  • Now look at this in The Messagetranslation, Psalms 34:10 in The
  • 00:16:10.605 --> 00:16:13.474
  • Message translation.
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  • He says, "Young lions onthe prowl get hungry, but
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  • God-seekers are full of God."
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  • God-seekers are full of God.
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  • See, there's no trustingGod without seeking God.
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  • And, you know, who's the firstperson you turn to when you're
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  • in lack?
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  • Who's the first person youwanna talk to and hear from when
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  • you're in lack?
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  • And he says, "God-seekersare gonna be full of God."
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  • They that trust in the Lord,they're gonna have, you know,
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  • they'll lack no good thing.
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  • So what I'm trying to say to youright now is it does matter, you
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  • know, who's priority in yourlife in a time of trouble.
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  • It does matter who's priorityin your life in a time of lack.
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  • You know, so many times Godoften is, you know, put down at
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  • the bottom of the list and onceyou've tried everything else,
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  • then there's always God.
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  • But I believe we needto make him priority.
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  • Especially in a time like today,we need to make God priority.
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  • We need to make himthe one that we trust.
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  • We need to make himthe one that we seek.
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  • We need to become God-seekers.
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  • And I believe when you trust theLord, you know, the King James
  • 00:17:29.383 --> 00:17:32.153
  • says: "Those who seek the Lord."
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  • I believe when you do that, thenyou will lack no good thing.
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  • Praise God.
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  • Number three, what's the thirdway to be able to stay in the
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  • no-lack zone?
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  • Number three, havingpatience--having patience by
  • 00:17:50.838 --> 00:17:57.645
  • staying in faithconcerning God's promises.
  • 00:17:57.678 --> 00:18:02.383
  • That'll keep you inthe no-lack zone.
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  • Having patience--having patienceby staying in faith will keep
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  • you in the no-lack zone.
  • 00:18:10.658 --> 00:18:13.761
  • Now, what does that mean?
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  • Well, first of all, patiencemeans consistently, constantly
  • 00:18:16.230 --> 00:18:18.866
  • the same.
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  • About what?
  • 00:18:21.536 --> 00:18:23.738
  • About what God promised you.
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  • So, you know, for example, ifyou go to Philippians 4:19,
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  • let's just--I justwanna show you this.
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  • Philippians 4:19, you'refamiliar with this Scripture.
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  • He says, "But my God shallsupply all your need according
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  • to his riches in gloryby Christ Jesus."
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  • Now, that's a promise.
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  • But that promise requires meto remain the same about it.
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  • I have to remain the same aboutthis promise before lack, in the
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  • midst of lack, and after lack.
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  • In other words, I am patientabout Philippians 4:19.
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  • I am consistently, constantlythe same about my faith in God
  • 00:19:01.375 --> 00:19:06.214
  • being the one who will supplyall of my need according to his
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  • riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
  • 00:19:09.517 --> 00:19:12.186
  • So when I talk about verse 3,having patience by staying in
  • 00:19:12.220 --> 00:19:15.890
  • faith concerning God'sprovisions, well, this is the
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  • promise here.
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  • This is the promise that he'sgonna take care of all my needs
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  • but it requires meto stay in faith.
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  • It requires me tomaintain my faith.
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  • Now this is so,so very important.
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  • See if you have theESV translation.
  • 00:19:33.174 --> 00:19:36.410
  • Go to James chapter 1,verse 2 through 4 in the
  • 00:19:36.444 --> 00:19:40.214
  • ESV translation.
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  • If you don't, just go to theKing James but patience is
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  • real vital.
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  • A lot of times when lack showsup, it's because of panic and
  • 00:19:49.056 --> 00:19:53.561
  • it's because that, you know,fear and people, they just move
  • 00:19:53.594 --> 00:20:00.735
  • real quick because they'reafraid that something might
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  • happen and theydon't hang out there.
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  • I wanna show you the promise theBible gives in James chapter 1
  • 00:20:06.407 --> 00:20:09.410
  • concerning patience,2 through 4.
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  • He says, "Count it all joy,when--count it all joy, my
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  • brethren, when you meettrials of various kinds."
  • 00:20:15.683 --> 00:20:20.688
  • So, you know, we'll bump intotrials of various kinds and he
  • 00:20:20.721 --> 00:20:23.858
  • says, "Count it all joy when youmeet trials of various kinds."
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  • He says, "For you know thatthe testing of your faith will
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  • produce steadfastness."
  • 00:20:32.066 --> 00:20:35.736
  • Now, it's not trials that reallyproduce patience more than when
  • 00:20:35.770 --> 00:20:40.041
  • a trial shows up or when yougo through a trial or when lack
  • 00:20:40.074 --> 00:20:44.879
  • shows up, you employ patienceor you hire patience.
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  • You say to yourself,you know, "Here's lack.
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  • Now I'm gonna stay thesame about what I believe.
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  • Here's lack.
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  • I'm gonna remain the sameabout Philippians 4:19.
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  • I'm gonna remain the same aboutGod's promise to supply all my
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  • needs according tohis riches in glory."
  • 00:21:07.635 --> 00:21:10.371
  • He says, verse 4, he says, "Andlet steadfastness," or patience,
  • 00:21:10.404 --> 00:21:16.344
  • "have its full effect, that youmay be perfect and complete,
  • 00:21:16.377 --> 00:21:23.651
  • lacking in nothing."
  • 00:21:23.684 --> 00:21:26.787
  • He says, "If patience orsteadfastness, if you allow it
  • 00:21:26.821 --> 00:21:30.524
  • to have full effect or if you'lljust remain patient, if you'll
  • 00:21:30.558 --> 00:21:36.731
  • remain steadfast," he says,"you're gonna lack nothing."
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  • And I think one of the thingsthat gets--that'll get a person
  • 00:21:42.470 --> 00:21:46.273
  • out of the no-lack zone realquick is the fact that they no
  • 00:21:46.307 --> 00:21:50.611
  • longer remain the sameabout what God promised.
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  • They no longer remain the sameabout God being the
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  • supply house.
  • 00:21:57.218 --> 00:21:59.587
  • They no longer remain the sameabout the promises or provision
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  • that God has madefor their life.
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  • So consequently, what happens isbecause you don't have patience
  • 00:22:05.126 --> 00:22:08.329
  • in what he says, then paniccauses you to jump off the Word
  • 00:22:08.362 --> 00:22:12.333
  • and jump on to something else.
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  • Patience causes you--I mean, alack of patience causes you to
  • 00:22:15.536 --> 00:22:18.506
  • leap off the Word, you're nolonger steadfast, and then you
  • 00:22:18.539 --> 00:22:21.909
  • go and try to finda way to do it.
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  • Basically, what happens,the fear causes you to go
  • 00:22:24.845 --> 00:22:27.548
  • to self-preservation.
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  • It's where I'm afraid.
  • 00:22:31.819 --> 00:22:34.422
  • Now, I believe I've got to moveinto self-preservation 'cause it
  • 00:22:34.455 --> 00:22:37.057
  • doesn't look like anything'shappening and it doesn't look
  • 00:22:37.091 --> 00:22:39.960
  • like, you know, the God of theprovision is showing up, so that
  • 00:22:39.994 --> 00:22:44.064
  • fear and panic moves youto self-preservation.
  • 00:22:44.098 --> 00:22:47.568
  • And God wants you to trust him.
  • 00:22:47.601 --> 00:22:50.137
  • He wants you to rely on himinstead of now jumping off the
  • 00:22:50.171 --> 00:22:53.441
  • Word, stopping your patience,and now you're trying to get it
  • 00:22:53.474 --> 00:22:58.879
  • done on your own effort andthrough your own performance.
  • 00:22:58.913 --> 00:23:03.350
  • Let's look at this in the KingJames, James chapter 1:2 through
  • 00:23:03.384 --> 00:23:06.454
  • 4, which you're familiarwith but this is so, so
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  • very important.
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  • He says, "My brethren, countit all joy when you fall into
  • 00:23:12.793 --> 00:23:15.629
  • different temptations,"tests or trials.
  • 00:23:15.663 --> 00:23:18.399
  • Now, this is so interestingbecause he says--he said, "Count
  • 00:23:18.432 --> 00:23:21.902
  • it joy when you fall intotemptations," tests, and trials.
  • 00:23:21.936 --> 00:23:25.473
  • Man, that's a strong,strong piece of advice.
  • 00:23:25.506 --> 00:23:29.009
  • You know what he says?
  • 00:23:29.043 --> 00:23:31.245
  • He says, "When you fallinto trouble, count it joy."
  • 00:23:31.278 --> 00:23:33.848
  • Now, somebody says, "Well,how can you get happy?"
  • 00:23:33.881 --> 00:23:36.550
  • Well, please understand, joydoesn't--joy and happiness, it's
  • 00:23:36.584 --> 00:23:39.320
  • not quite the same.
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  • Joy is based on what you know.
  • 00:23:42.056 --> 00:23:44.425
  • Happiness is basedon your comfort.
  • 00:23:44.458 --> 00:23:47.127
  • Joy is based on what you know.
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  • So when you--when you know thatmy God shall supply your needs
  • 00:23:49.930 --> 00:23:53.033
  • according to his riches inglory, joy can come because of
  • 00:23:53.067 --> 00:23:56.904
  • what you know.
  • 00:23:56.937 --> 00:23:59.473
  • So make sure youknow the promise.
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  • Make sure you know what God hasalready said about being your
  • 00:24:01.675 --> 00:24:04.712
  • supply house and meetingall of your needs.
  • 00:24:04.745 --> 00:24:06.947
  • He says, "So when the troublecomes to try to stop you from
  • 00:24:06.981 --> 00:24:10.784
  • being steadfast in patience," hesays, "count it joy because of
  • 00:24:10.818 --> 00:24:15.856
  • what you know," praise God.
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