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What Is Real Trust?

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July 17, 2020
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  • Creflo Dollar: You can say, "Itrust God," but when somebody
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  • looks at you with focus, willthey hear you saying, "Thou art
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  • my God"?
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  • And will they see you leaningand relying confidently on him?
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  • Because that's gonna be theevidence of the trust that you
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  • have for God.
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  • Creflo: I believe that oneof the most used terms in
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  • Christianity is this term of "Itrust God," and so tonight we're
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  • gonna talk aboutwhat that means.
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  • I wanna talk to you about notjust practical--the--not just
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  • the practical side of trust, butI wanna talk to you about what
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  • real trust is, because in thisday and time that's the issue.
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  • It's like you can choose totrust God right now, or you can
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  • choose, you know, to trustin the systems of the world.
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  • And you gotta be very carefulhere, because if you make a
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  • choice to trust the systems ofthe world, those systems
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  • may fail.
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  • But when you choose totrust God, he never fails.
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  • But what does it mean?
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  • It's too important for us toreligiosize this phrase about
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  • trust, and so I wannareally dig into this.
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  • I wanna give you some pointersthat will help you to evaluate
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  • whether or not you are in a realtrust relationship with God, or
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  • you're just saying it but it'snot being demonstrated in your
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  • everyday life.
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  • Now, we win, we're gonna win,we're gonna come out better,
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  • we're gonna come out stronger,we're gonna come out more
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  • spiritual, we're gonna come outmore anointed, but I'm telling
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  • you in everything that I readtrust is the currency in the
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  • kingdom of God.
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  • I'm gonna say that againover and over tonight.
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  • Trust is the currencyin the kingdom of God.
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  • And currency is something thatis used as a medium of exchange,
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  • and so you're trying to exchangewhat God has for what you have.
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  • And what you have is trust, andwhat God has is everything that
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  • you'll need that pertainsto life and godliness.
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  • So, trust is the currency in thekingdom of God, and we need to
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  • really get a hold of that, solet's begin tonight by--let's go
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  • to Proverbs chapter 3:5, andI wanna start tonight by let's
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  • giving a--let's give adefinition of trust, something
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  • that we can refer to throughoutthis teaching tonight.
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  • Trust is--think about thesewords when I say this.
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  • It's reliance on the integrity,the strength, the ability, the
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  • surety of God.
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  • It's confidence.
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  • Trust is reliance or to relyon God's integrity, to rely on
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  • God's strength, to lean and torely on God's ability, to rely
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  • on and have relianceon the surety of God.
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  • It's to have confidence.
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  • It is a confident expectationof something, and here's what I
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  • really like: to rely uponor to place confidence in.
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  • To rely upon, when you rely uponsomething, you lean on it.
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  • Who or what are you leaning onin the midst of hard times, in
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  • the midst of lack, in themidst of hurt, in the midst of
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  • sickness and disease?
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  • Who do you lean on the most?
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  • Now, we're right in the midst.
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  • There's a battle oftwo systems here.
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  • It's the system of God, and it'sthe system of this world, and
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  • you're gonna have to choose.
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  • And I have chosen the systemof God over the system of the
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  • world, and anything that'sworking in the world system came
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  • from God.
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  • Anything that's working inthe world came from God.
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  • All good and perfect gifts camefrom the Father which is from
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  • above, and so we rely on himwhen you say you trust him.
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  • "I trust God," thatmeans I rely on him.
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  • "I trust God," that means I haveconfidence in his certainty.
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  • "I trust God," I haveconfidence in his integrity.
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  • I have confidencein his strength.
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  • I have confidencein his promise.
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  • That's what that means, but it'snot enough to have just a mental
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  • assent of trust.
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  • How do I operate in this?
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  • And how do I know and have proofthat this is something that I'm
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  • operating in?
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  • Well, Proverbs chapter 3 andverse 5 says this, he says,
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  • "Trust in the Lordwith all thine heart."
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  • Man, that's powerful, because ifyou're gonna trust in God with
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  • all your heart, look atthe rest of the Scripture.
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  • "And lean not unto thyown understanding."
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  • You see, Christians have atendency sometime to lean on
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  • their understanding, instead ofcompletely leaning on God, and
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  • so you gotta decide that, whenit comes to trusting God, "am I
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  • gonna trust him all the way, oram I gonna trust him 30% of the
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  • time and then trust somethingelse 70% of the time?"
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  • And you gotta make your mind up.
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  • He says, "Trust in the Lordwith all thine heart," so that's
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  • everything within me I'm gonnatrust in God, and I'm not gonna
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  • lean to my own understanding.
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  • I'm not gonna lean towards whatI understand about the thing.
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  • You know, you understand--maybeyou don't have a job, but you
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  • trust God for provisions.
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  • The world says, "Well, there'sno need you doing that because,
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  • there's no other way for you toget provisions without a job."
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  • Well, you know, that's whenyou're doing it the world's way,
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  • but when I trust God, you know,until I can get another job,
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  • God's gonna take care of me.
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  • God's gonna make sure thatthings work out for my good, and
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  • that's the Bible.
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  • That's the promises that westand on, and when you make a
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  • decision to trust God with allyour heart, then he will come
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  • through for you.
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  • So, that's what theScripture says here.
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  • Now, let's look at some otherthings in Isaiah 26, verses 3
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  • through 4.
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  • How do we know we have trust?
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  • Do I have trust or am I justsaying I agree with that?
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  • You know, do I really have it?
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  • Look what he says in Isaiah26, verses 3 through 4.
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  • He says, "Thou wilt keep himin perfect peace, whose mind is
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  • stayed on thee."
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  • Now, what is it that can causeme to get my mind stayed on God,
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  • stayed on his Word?
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  • Well, what is it that will causeme to, you know, get in the Word
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  • and to get into prayer?
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  • He says, "Whose mind is stayedon thee: because he trust
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  • in thee."
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  • When you trust God, you willdecide to keep your attention on
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  • that which you trust.
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  • I trust God, so I'm gonna keepmy attention--I'm gonna attend
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  • to the Word.
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  • I trust God, I'm gonna give myattention to God, I'm gonna
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  • fellowship with God, I'm gonnapractice the presence of God.
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  • I trust God.
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  • As I trust God, I'mgonna keep my mind--"
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  • Whose mind is stayed onthee," because you trust him.
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  • See, when your mind is notstayed on thee, it may be
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  • because you don't trust him.
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  • It may be because you don'thave confidence in him.
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  • It may be because, you know,you're not relying on him.
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  • You're not leaning on him.
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  • Therefore, your mind iseverywhere else, and so you've
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  • gotta decide, "I say I trustGod, so therefore I'm going to
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  • keep my mind on the one I trust.
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  • I'm gonna keep my mindon the one I trust."
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  • What are you giving yourattention to the most?
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  • What are you giving yourattention to the most?
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  • It may be because youtrust it the most.
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  • I'm telling you every believer'sgotta make a decision right now
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  • that "I'm gonna getfocused in on God.
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  • I'm gonna attend to the Word,I'm gonna attend to prayer."
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  • Why?
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  • 'Cause he's the one I trust.
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  • He's the one I trust, so I'mgonna give my attention to the
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  • one I trust.
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  • And then, he says when you dothat, that will also keep you in
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  • perfect peace.
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  • When you trust God enough togive your attention to him, he
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  • says that will keepyou in perfect peace.
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  • It will keep youin perfect peace.
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  • Now, this is something sovery, very important now.
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  • Look at this nextScripture in Psalms 31,
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  • Psalms 31, verses 14 through 15.
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  • I'm just going through what theWord of God has to say about
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  • this issue of trust.
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  • It's vital that believers trustGod, but know how to trust God.
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  • You know, I was ministeringsomewhere last week, and I
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  • said this.
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  • I said if God has made thingsavailable and you don't believe
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  • it enough to say it, then howin the world are you gonna take
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  • possession of it?
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  • If you want to keep thingsa secret, if you wanna keep
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  • something a secret,just put it in a book.
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  • For Christians, if you wannakeep it a secret, just put it in
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  • the Bible.
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  • And it's in the Bible and to alot of us it's still a secret
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  • because we're not pursuing it.
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  • We're not pursuing to take holdof what has already been made
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  • available to us.
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  • Look what he saysin verse 14 and 15.
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  • He says, "But I trusted in thee,O Lord: I said, Thou art
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  • my God."
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  • "I trusted in you.
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  • I said, 'Thou art my God.'"
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  • What do you say inthe midst of trouble?
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  • What do you say when thingsdon't look like they go well?
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  • When was the last time youdeclared over a crazy situation,
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  • "Thou art my God,God, you're my God"?
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  • That's big.
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  • That may sound religious to alotta people, but what that says
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  • is, "Even in the midst of thissituation, thou art my God."
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  • You're declaring,"You're my God."
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  • Now look what he saysin the next verse.
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  • He says, "My times are in thyhand: deliver me from the hand
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  • of my enemies, and fromthem that persecute me."
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  • "My times are in thy hand."
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  • Man, this is a voice of trust.
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  • "My time is in thy hands:deliver me from the hand of
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  • my enemies--"
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  • That's trust.
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  • I'm going to Godfor deliverance.
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  • I'm going to God for--"
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  • Deliver me from my enemies.
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  • Deliver me--and fromthem that persecute me."
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  • Deliver them that persecute me.
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  • That's what trust does.
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  • Trust goes for God.
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  • Trust says, "You know, thou artmy God, so I'm coming to you for
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  • deliverance, and I'mcoming to you for help.
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  • Thou art my God."
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  • That, you know, you can say, "Itrust God," but when somebody
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  • looks at you with focus, willthey hear you saying, "Thou art
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  • my God"?
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  • And will they see you leaningand relying confidently on him?
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  • Because that's gonna be theevidence of the trust that you
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  • have for God.
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  • Look at Psalms 37 and verse 5,Psalms 37 and verse 5.
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  • Now, this is so, so important.
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  • I'm teaching on trust becauseI know you're saying you
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  • trust God.
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  • I just wanna make sure you canevaluate that, make sure you
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  • know that without a shadowof a doubt, "I trust God."
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  • Now, look what itsays in verse 5.
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  • "Commit thy way unto the Lord."
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  • Have you done that?
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  • Have you committed your wayand your plans unto the Lord?
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  • That's the oneyou say you trust.
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  • "Commit thy way unto theLord; trust also in him."
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  • Well, look what it says.
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  • When you commit your way to theLord, when you commit your plans
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  • to the Lord, when you commityour decisions to the Lord, when
  • 00:13:31.613 --> 00:13:35.049
  • you commit your life to theLord, he said that's trust.
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  • "Trust also in him; and heshall bring it to pass."
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  • Now, that's what's exciting.
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  • I can trust God, knowing thathe will bring it to pass.
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  • I can trust God, knowing thatwhatever I commit to him, it's
  • 00:13:49.631 --> 00:13:53.101
  • gonna work.
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  • Have you committedyour cares to him?
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  • That's why I said cast all yourcare on him because he cares
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  • for you.
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  • Have you committedyour trouble to him?
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  • Have you committed thepersecution to him?
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  • Have you committedthe lack to him?
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  • Have you committed therelational, you know, discord
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  • to him?
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  • Have you committed the,you know, the hurt and the
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  • brokenness and the pain to him?
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  • Because you trust him, you willcommit your ways unto the Lord.
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  • These are keys that can help youto evaluate and to authenticate
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  • your trust in God so you'renot just saying, "I trust God."
  • 00:14:26.634 --> 00:14:30.505
  • It can now be authenticatedthrough have I committed my ways
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  • unto the Lord?
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  • Amen.
  • 00:14:37.211 --> 00:14:39.414
  • Now look at this Scripture,and then we'll go on.
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  • Psalms 40:4,Psalms 40:4.
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  • I want you to see that thisis the practical side of
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  • your trust.
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  • Committing your ways to theLord, you know, seeking him,
  • 00:14:50.758 --> 00:14:53.928
  • these are practicalsides of trust.
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  • Psalms 40:4.
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  • He says, "Blessed is theman that maketh the Lord
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  • his trust--"
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  • That ministers to me, the manthat makes the Lord his trust.
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  • Have you made God your trust,or are you still trusting
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  • in things?
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  • Are you stilltrusting in people?
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  • Are you still trusting inyour messed-up emotions?
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  • Have you made theLord your trust?
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  • And he says, "Blessedis the man--"
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  • Well, look at that.
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  • He says the man that makesGod his trust or the man that
  • 00:15:28.229 --> 00:15:30.264
  • chooses to trustGod will be blessed.
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  • The man that chooses to trustGod will be empowered
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  • to prosper.
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  • The man that chooses to make Godhis trust, he says blessed is
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  • that man that makeththe Lord his trust.
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  • "And respecteth not the proud,nor such as turn aside to lies."
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  • I tell you what.
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  • You wanna be blessed?
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  • The first step is, "I'm gonnamake the Lord my trust."
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  • And I'm sure it's so temptingto trust other things, other
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  • people, other systems, but Idon't want you to forget--do not
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  • play this idolatry game withGod, where you're gonna take
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  • God, who used to be first placein your life, and you're gonna
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  • replace him with somethingelse or someone else.
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  • That's what idolatry is.
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  • I trust God.
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  • I lean on God.
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  • I trust God for wisdom.
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  • I trust God to show me what todo when I don't know what to do.
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  • I trust God for my healingmore than I do the doctor.
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  • I trust God for my deliverance.
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  • I trust God for my peace.
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  • I trust God for my rest.
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  • I trust God to show me howto live life every day.
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  • I trust God that I'm not gonnago crazy, that God's gonna keep
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  • me sound.
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  • I trust God that I won't be sickand end up dying before my time.
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  • I trust God that he'll protectme when I'm flying over the
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  • oceans of the world.
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  • I trust God.
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  • I lean on him because I've cometo the place of understanding
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  • that no man, no person, nosystem, no thing, no amounts of
  • 00:17:00.021 --> 00:17:04.692
  • money, none of that will be ableto do you like God will, and I
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  • put my trust in him, amen?
  • 00:17:09.030 --> 00:17:13.935
  • Now, let's get backto this phrase.
  • 00:17:13.968 --> 00:17:17.038
  • Trust is the currency of thekingdom, "currency" meaning
  • 00:17:17.071 --> 00:17:23.678
  • something that is usedas a medium of exchange.
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  • You know, God's askingyou to trust him.
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  • That's awesome.
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  • It's like this is a currencythat anybody can possess.
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  • It's the currencyof the kingdom.
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  • What has the kingdommade available to us?
  • 00:17:39.727 --> 00:17:42.763
  • What is it that youlack in your life?
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  • And it's made availablethrough the kingdom of God.
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  • Trust is the currencyof the kingdom.
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  • Write that down, write thatdown, carry that with you for
  • 00:17:49.904 --> 00:17:52.440
  • the rest of the week.
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  • Trust is the currencyof the kingdom of God.
  • 00:17:54.242 --> 00:17:58.279
  • Now, let me show you something.
  • 00:17:58.312 --> 00:18:00.314
  • When you say you trust God andyou know it's the currency of
  • 00:18:00.348 --> 00:18:03.751
  • the kingdom, healing, God hasit, but trust is what's gonna
  • 00:18:03.784 --> 00:18:07.788
  • bring about the exchange.
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  • Deliverance, God has it, buttrust is what's gonna be the
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  • medium of exchange.
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  • Provision, God has it, but trustis the currency in the kingdom,
  • 00:18:16.964 --> 00:18:22.003
  • the medium of exchange.
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  • Do you trust him?
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  • Wow, man, check this out.
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  • Trust God, and it's the mediumof exchange in your life, and
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  • God has everything thatyou need, by the way.
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  • He has everything that you need.
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  • Now, look at this.
  • 00:18:36.317 --> 00:18:38.085
  • So now, when you really get tothat point you say, "I trust
  • 00:18:38.119 --> 00:18:40.087
  • God," look at what Ibelieve has to happen.
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  • I believe the highest levelof trust is in Hebrews chapter
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  • 4:11, and that's when you'rereally willing to rest, or to
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  • not stress, or to go into aplace of ease, where you're not
  • 00:18:52.099 --> 00:18:57.271
  • worried about Goddoing his part.
  • 00:18:57.305 --> 00:19:00.708
  • Because when you are afraid ofGod not doing his part, then
  • 00:19:00.741 --> 00:19:05.213
  • that fear is gonna move you intoself-preservation, and you're
  • 00:19:05.246 --> 00:19:08.649
  • gonna find yourself alwaystaking it upon yourself to try
  • 00:19:08.683 --> 00:19:12.787
  • to handle it 'cause you don'ttrust God is able to handle it.
  • 00:19:12.820 --> 00:19:16.991
  • Verse 11 says, "Let us labortherefore to enter into that
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  • rest, lest any man fall afterthe same example of unbelief."
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  • You know what he says?
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  • A failure to enter into restis an example of unbelief.
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  • Failure to enter into restis an example of unbelief.
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  • Failure to cast your careupon the Lord is an example
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  • of unbelief.
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  • Walking around stressed outabout the situation is an
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  • example of unbelief, and theBible says that we should
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  • labor--we should beworking to stay at rest.
  • 00:19:46.487 --> 00:19:51.492
  • And listen, Satan is not gonnaroll out a red carpet for you.
  • 00:19:51.525 --> 00:19:55.663
  • He's gonna try to attack you inevery way possible to try to get
  • 00:19:55.696 --> 00:19:59.767
  • you outta rest.
  • 00:19:59.800 --> 00:20:02.503
  • What is it that you've beenhearing that's been tempting you
  • 00:20:02.536 --> 00:20:05.473
  • to get out of rest?
  • 00:20:05.506 --> 00:20:07.675
  • What is it that you've beenseeing that's been tempting you
  • 00:20:07.708 --> 00:20:09.443
  • to get out of rest?
  • 00:20:09.477 --> 00:20:12.046
  • What is it that's come into yourmailbox or your e-mail that's
  • 00:20:12.079 --> 00:20:14.582
  • been tempting youto get out of rest?
  • 00:20:14.615 --> 00:20:17.618
  • Satan knows that when you'reat rest, he's defeated.
  • 00:20:17.652 --> 00:20:21.289
  • It's one thing that Satan fears,is for you living a life in
  • 00:20:21.322 --> 00:20:26.027
  • ease, a life whereyou're relying upon God.
  • 00:20:26.060 --> 00:20:30.264
  • Don't you know that'sthe whole battle?
  • 00:20:30.298 --> 00:20:32.633
  • Satan is doing everything he canto try to get you to trust him.
  • 00:20:32.667 --> 00:20:37.872
  • And more than that, he wants youto not trust God and to not
  • 00:20:37.905 --> 00:20:40.574
  • need God.
  • 00:20:40.608 --> 00:20:42.877
  • He wants you to trust money morethan you trust God, and that's
  • 00:20:42.910 --> 00:20:46.047
  • the whole point.
  • 00:20:46.080 --> 00:20:48.115
  • He's trying to getyou--he wants your trust.
  • 00:20:48.149 --> 00:20:50.818
  • Satan wants your trust and whathe does is he uses money, and
  • 00:20:50.851 --> 00:20:55.556
  • you have a wrongrelationship with money.
  • 00:20:55.589 --> 00:20:57.825
  • You know what thelove of money is?
  • 00:20:57.858 --> 00:21:00.394
  • The love of money is when youtrust money more than you
  • 00:21:00.428 --> 00:21:02.663
  • trust God.
  • 00:21:02.697 --> 00:21:05.299
  • You know what's on that?
  • 00:21:05.333 --> 00:21:07.168
  • It's the spiritof mammon on that.
  • 00:21:07.201 --> 00:21:09.770
  • To trust money more than youtrust God, that's the love of
  • 00:21:09.804 --> 00:21:11.939
  • money, and it is theroot to all evil.
  • 00:21:11.972 --> 00:21:15.543
  • The root to all evil is when youno longer trust God and when you
  • 00:21:15.576 --> 00:21:19.180
  • no longer rely on God and whenyou no longer think you need
  • 00:21:19.213 --> 00:21:22.116
  • God, and now you think thatmoney and things and people--you
  • 00:21:22.149 --> 00:21:27.521
  • think that those things willserve you better than God.
  • 00:21:27.555 --> 00:21:33.294
  • Stay at rest.
  • 00:21:33.327 --> 00:21:35.629
  • It's time for you to get intoa place of rest, where you are
  • 00:21:35.663 --> 00:21:38.065
  • resting in your confidencethat all will be well.
  • 00:21:38.099 --> 00:21:46.507
  • I mean no matter what'sgoing on with the kids.
  • 00:21:46.540 --> 00:21:48.809
  • They'll be fine.
  • 00:21:48.843 --> 00:21:51.379
  • No matter what kinda notesyou got in the mailbox saying
  • 00:21:51.412 --> 00:21:53.180
  • they're gonna closethis or take that.
  • 00:21:53.214 --> 00:21:55.516
  • It will be fine.
  • 00:21:55.549 --> 00:21:57.718
  • It will be fine, andthat's how you rest.
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  • You live in a place of ease.
  • 00:21:59.720 --> 00:22:01.856
  • You labor to rest.
  • 00:22:01.889 --> 00:22:03.891
  • To labor to rest may be youmight have to sing your favorite
  • 00:22:03.924 --> 00:22:05.860
  • song just to stay at rest.
  • 00:22:05.893 --> 00:22:07.962
  • You might have to meditate onyour Scriptures two or three
  • 00:22:07.995 --> 00:22:09.630
  • times a day, meditate on thatpromise two or three times a day
  • 00:22:09.663 --> 00:22:11.766
  • to stay at rest, 'cause whenyou can stay at rest, you are
  • 00:22:11.799 --> 00:22:16.303
  • operating in a trust.
  • 00:22:16.337 --> 00:22:18.906
  • You're operating in a placewhere at rest the currency of
  • 00:22:18.939 --> 00:22:23.844
  • your trust will spend.
  • 00:22:23.878 --> 00:22:26.547
  • I like that.
  • 00:22:26.580 --> 00:22:28.382
  • The currency of your trust willspend, and it will be the medium
  • 00:22:28.416 --> 00:22:31.919
  • of exchange for whatever it isyou're believing God for, amen?
  • 00:22:31.952 --> 00:22:37.591
  • If you understand that say amen.
  • 00:22:37.625 --> 00:22:41.028
  • Now, I wanna showyou something here.
  • 00:22:41.061 --> 00:22:43.864
  • I taught this in times past.
  • 00:22:43.898 --> 00:22:46.700
  • I am almost sure people didn'tget it, and I wanna bring it
  • 00:22:46.734 --> 00:22:49.270
  • up again.
  • 00:22:49.303 --> 00:22:51.639
  • Go to Saint John chapter10, verse 25 and 30.
  • 00:22:51.672 --> 00:22:55.176
  • Saint John chapter 10, verse 25and--through 30, and this sets
  • 00:22:55.209 --> 00:22:59.680
  • up the real position of who weare in relationship to our God
  • 00:22:59.713 --> 00:23:05.419
  • where trust is concerned.
  • 00:23:05.453 --> 00:23:08.522
  • I think you'll reallybenefit in this.
  • 00:23:08.556 --> 00:23:10.991
  • Verse 25.
  • 00:23:11.025 --> 00:23:13.294
  • Notice, "Jesus answered them, Itold you, and you believed not:
  • 00:23:13.327 --> 00:23:16.831
  • the works that I do in myFather's name, they bear witness
  • 00:23:16.864 --> 00:23:20.801
  • of me.
  • 00:23:20.835 --> 00:23:23.571
  • But you believe not, because youare not," watch this, "because
  • 00:23:23.604 --> 00:23:29.043
  • you're not my sheep--"
  • 00:23:29.076 --> 00:23:31.278
  • Now, I thought about that.
  • 00:23:31.312 --> 00:23:33.047
  • He says, "You don't believebecause you're not my sheep,"
  • 00:23:33.080 --> 00:23:35.216
  • so, obviously, understandingthe position of a sheep is gonna
  • 00:23:35.249 --> 00:23:39.386
  • tell us a lotta stuff.
  • 00:23:39.420 --> 00:23:41.522
  • He says, "You believe notbecause you're not my sheep, as
  • 00:23:41.555 --> 00:23:43.557
  • I said unto you."
  • 00:23:43.591 --> 00:23:46.093
  • Verse 27, "My sheephear my voice.
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  • I know them.
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  • They follow me."
  • 00:23:52.533 --> 00:23:55.369
  • Jesus said, "Sheep follow me."
  • 00:23:55.402 --> 00:23:57.905
  • He says, "You don't believe'cause you're not my sheep."
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  • All right, go 29.
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  • Twenty-eight, "I give unto themeternal life; they shall never
  • 00:24:02.977 --> 00:24:05.513
  • perish, neither shall any manpluck them out of my hand."
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  • Verse 29, "My Father,which gave them me--"
  • 00:24:12.119 --> 00:24:17.525
  • Now, notice what it says.
  • 00:24:17.558 --> 00:24:19.727
  • "My Father gavethe sheep Jesus."
  • 00:24:19.760 --> 00:24:23.163
  • "My Father gave them me," hesays, "is greater than all," my
  • 00:24:23.197 --> 00:24:29.136
  • Father, "and no man is able topluck them out of my
  • 00:24:29.169 --> 00:24:31.772
  • Father's hand.
  • 00:24:31.805 --> 00:24:34.808
  • I and my Father are one."
  • 00:24:34.842 --> 00:24:39.947
  • Now, let's just milkthis just for a moment.
  • 00:24:39.980 --> 00:24:44.752
  • What is the meaningof following him?
  • 00:24:44.785 --> 00:24:51.258
  • Well, to many it meansobeying Christ's commands.
  • 00:24:51.292 --> 00:24:56.931
  • It means to follow his exampleor to follow his teaching, and
  • 00:24:56.964 --> 00:25:02.603
  • that's what I gotmost of the time.
  • 00:25:02.636 --> 00:25:05.806
  • To, you know, to follow himmeant to follow his commands.
  • 00:25:05.839 --> 00:25:09.743
  • It meant to obey Christ'scommands, to follow his example,
  • 00:25:09.777 --> 00:25:13.347
  • and to follow his teachings.
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  • female announcer: Real trust ishaving a firm belief in God and
  • 00:25:17.384 --> 00:25:20.154
  • his promise to alwaysprovide what we need.
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  • Creflo: A man that cannotcontrol his emotions is the
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  • weakest man on the planet.
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  • Michael Smith: I'm nervousto share this message with
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  • you today.
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  • Touré Roberts: Igot an honest question.
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  • Michael: 'Cause it'sgonna get nitty and gritty.
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  • Touré: We should be ableto talk about certain stuff.
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  • announcer: Realmen, real talk.
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  • Creflo: Jesus died tosave the entire world.
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  • Today, he's training us ingrace so that we can go out and
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  • influence someone else's life.
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  • That's why I'm so grateful forthe friends and partners of this
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  • You understand our vision, andyou help us reach those who are
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  • reaching for hope inthe midst of darkness.
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  • Thank you for empowering us toexpand God's kingdom worldwide.
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