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Where Does Brokenness Come From

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July 8, 2020
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  • announcer: Coming upnext on "Changing Your World."
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  • Creflo Dollar: Jesushas already made us whole.
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  • He's already healed us, he'salready delivered us, he's
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  • already prospered us, andhe's already made us whole.
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  • Well, then what do I do?
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  • I take possessionof it through faith.
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  • I take possessionof it through faith.
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  • "Oh, God, I believe I receivethat right now in the
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  • name of Jesus.
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  • I believe that I'mwhole right now."
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  • And every time brokenness wantsto speak to me, I open my mouth
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  • up and I declare I receivewholeness that
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  • Jesus has already made.
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  • Creflo: Let me share with you
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  • about four or fiveScriptures here.
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  • Luke chapter 9:23.Luke chapter 9:23.
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  • Surrendering to Christ.
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  • Surrendering to Christ andbeing willing to allow your
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  • self-effort to bebroken before him.
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  • Look at what hesays in verse 23.
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  • He says, "And he said unto themall, 'If any man will come after
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  • me, let him denyhimself--'" watch this.
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  • And then take up Jesus'scross daily and follow me.
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  • He says you can't do this--see,you know, how are you going to
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  • follow God when you thinkyou know more than God?
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  • How is it that you continue totry to be like God without God?
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  • Unless that self is broken, howwill you ever going to begin to
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  • walk with him and rely on him?
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  • Look at Ephesians chapter 2,verses 1 through 5 in the NLT;
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  • Ephesians chapter 2,verses 1 through 5 in the NLT.
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  • This really, really blessed me.
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  • You know, I now get ahold ofthis prayer, you know, "None of
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  • me, Lord, and all of you."
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  • None of me, Lord,and all of you.
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  • I don't know about you, but Ijust--I got so tired of trying
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  • to go to self-preservation.
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  • And right now in the midst ofall of the pandemic, you just
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  • see so many people trusting inthemselves and trying to go to
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  • self-preservationinstead of going to God.
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  • When are you going to wake upand recognize that without God
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  • it ain't going tobe right, honey?
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  • It's not going to be right.
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  • And I'm sure you think it's--yougot the power and through
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  • humanism that you can make ithappen, honey, but there's some
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  • time--one time in your lifeyou're going to recognize
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  • that there's no way.
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  • There's nothing I can do to getout of this, but I know
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  • somebody who can.
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  • It's him.
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  • Look at verse 1 in the NLT.
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  • He says, "Once you were deadbecause of your disobedience and
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  • your many sins--"Look at verse 2.
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  • "You used to live in sin,just like the rest of the world,
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  • obeying the devil, the commander
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  • of the powers inthe unseen world.
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  • He is the spirit at work in thehearts of those who
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  • refuse to obey God."
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  • Wow.
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  • Three, "All of us used tolive that way, following the
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  • passionate desires and
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  • inclinations ofour sinful nature.
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  • By our very nature, we weresubject to God's anger just like
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  • everyone else."
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  • Four, "But God--" there it is.
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  • "But God is so rich in mercy."
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  • God is so rich in mercy.
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  • Mercy is the bad youdeserve you don't get.
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  • "God is so rich in mercy, and heloved us so much," look at verse
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  • 5, "that even though we weredead because of our sins, he
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  • gave us life when heraised Christ from the dead.
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  • It is only by God's gracethat you have been saved."
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  • It wasn't becauseof what you did.
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  • It was nothing becauseof your self-effort.
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  • It was because hisgrace that you're saved.
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  • Surrender that self-effort.
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  • Look at this Scripture:Psalms 34:22, Psalms 34:22.
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  • I just got to go to thisScripture because that's what
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  • you meditate on.
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  • That's what you meditate on.
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  • I'm telling you only when youwould surrender to Christ that
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  • you're going to begin to betransformed and you're going to
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  • begin to made whole, andwholeness is something that
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  • comes as a result ofwhat Jesus has done.
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  • Wholeness has already been madeavailable, and you're not going
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  • to get the real wholeness--youknow, people use wholeness--I
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  • don't know, sometimes they useit to show how spiritual they
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  • are or sometimes they use itto, you know,
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  • get people to show self-pity.
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  • But I'm telling you,real wholeness can only be
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  • experienced by accepting Jesusand accepting the wholeness that
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  • he's already providedin your life.
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  • Look at verse 22.
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  • He says, "The Lord redeemeth thesoul of his servants, and none
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  • of them that trust inhim shall be desolate."
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  • None of them that trust--whenyou trust in him, you will not
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  • be made desolate.
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  • And look at this in the NLT.
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  • Here's one more Scripture;Hebrews 12, verse 2 through 3,
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  • Hebrews 12, verse 2through 3 in the NLT.
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  • This is something Ihope will encourage you.
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  • I want you to know.
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  • I see what'shappening around here, man.
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  • People are looking foreverything to give credit to
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  • other than God, and we keepcoming in talking,
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  • "We're all in it together."
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  • But all of us can be in ittogether, but it's going to take
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  • God by his self toget us out of it.
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  • Praise God.
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  • And I trust in God.
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  • I trust in him.
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  • Look at verse 2.
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  • He says, "We do this by keepingour eyes on Jesus, the champion
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  • who initiates andperfects our faith.
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  • Because of the joy awaitinghim, he endured the cross,
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  • disregarding its shame.
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  • Now he is seated in the placeof honor, besides God's throne."
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  • Verse 3, "Think of all thehostility he endured from sinful
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  • people, then you won'tbecome weary and give up."
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  • You think of everything thatJesus has gone through, he said,
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  • then you won't becomeweary and you won't give up.
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  • So God calls us and he draws us.
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  • God calls us and he draws us.
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  • He longs for us to come tohim and to turn from our sins.
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  • Why?
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  • So he can heal us.
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  • Oh my God.Why?
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  • Why does he long forus to come to him?
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  • Why does he draw us andcall us to come to him?
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  • So he can heal us.
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  • So he can make us whole.
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  • So often we are--we're unableto hear God's call sometimes.
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  • Even though he calls us,sometimes we don't hear him
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  • because we're so consumedwith a lot of other things.
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  • We don't hear God because we'reconsumed with our lives and
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  • we're consumed with ourfamilies, we're consumed with
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  • our works and we're consumedwith our own problems, we're
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  • consumed with ourown unhappiness.
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  • And I'm not saying that you'renot supposed to give those
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  • things attention, but when allof those things together consume
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  • you and take up all of your timethat God has none of it, then
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  • it's difficult to hear the callor to receive the draw because
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  • you're so cluttered in your mind
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  • with all the thingsthat are going on.
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  • So how does heget your attention?
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  • You know, we were so busy beforethis pandemic hit, and I'm not
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  • saying that Godsent the pandemic.
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  • No way.
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  • But I tell you what.
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  • I guarantee a lot of peopleare hearing God call now.
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  • I guarantee a lot of peopleare now being drawn to him.
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  • I guarantee you a lot of peopleare in a place right now that
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  • they are considering and lookingat things a little bit more
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  • deeper than before.
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  • Why do we have to make ourselvesa little bit more sensitive and
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  • God in the middle of this?
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  • Ain't nowhere to go, ain'tnothing to do, and now you can
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  • hear God's voice.
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  • Yeah, he didn't cause it, but,boy, he will certainly work in
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  • the midst of it.
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  • He'll certainly workin the midst of it.
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  • God is the master, a creator,and he'll take--you know, the
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  • Bible says he's like a potter.
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  • He'll take the clay and he'llmold you and make you, but he
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  • also take the pieces of theother stuff in our lives and
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  • he'll stick it in there and mixit with all the good stuff and
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  • it all turn out good.
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  • And only God can take the badand mix it with the good and
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  • produce something that's good.
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  • Amen.
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  • So there's something thathappens when brokenness takes
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  • place and we start realizing ourneeds, and we start realizing
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  • our deepest need is tobe reconciled to God.
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  • I pray a lot of you haverealized, "I need God."
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  • I pray a lot of you have had thetime to go through all of the
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  • things you can't do and all ofwhat you've tried to do and all
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  • of what others said to do and Ihope that right now you get to
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  • the place in your lifewhere you say, "I need God."
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  • There are thingsthat are failing.
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  • There are systems thatare not working anymore.
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  • You wish you can trustthe government 100%.
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  • You wish you can trustsome people you know 100%.
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  • You wish you can trust thethings that you've
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  • invested in 100%.
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  • Some of you have savingsthat are gone right now.
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  • And hopefully you see that yourdeepest need is to be reconciled
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  • to God, and only thencan we be made whole.
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  • Only then can we be made whole.
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  • And I think that's a greatdefinition then of meekness
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  • because the Bible says the meekwill inherit the earth; that
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  • when we're ready to just do what
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  • you want me to do like youwant me to do it.
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  • Amen.
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  • That's the power of this.
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  • So you've heard me bring up thisword wholeness as we talk about
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  • brokenness becausethat's the objective.
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  • The objective is becoming whole.
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  • You're stuck in brokenness.
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  • But when you become whole, youcan begin to bloom and blossom
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  • in the things and thewill of God for your life.
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  • You see, all of us at times feela sense of brokenness rather
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  • than a sense of wholeness, andgenerally our relationships with
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  • other people and ourrelationship with God is the
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  • primary source ofthat pain within.
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  • And undoubtedly this brokennessis probably due to some type of
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  • deep, abiding painthat we're experiencing.
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  • We may often feel deficientbecause of an underlying sense
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  • of inadequacy, because we are
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  • simply not what wethink we should be.
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  • And when we have that sense of,"I just feel inadequate because
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  • I just don't think that I am
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  • what I should be andwhat I could be."
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  • We may have grown up hearingcritical comments from our
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  • parents, from our siblings,and from peers or people we hung
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  • around in school and as adultswe discover that we internalize
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  • those harsh statements and wehave become our own biggest
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  • critics and as such we are oftenplagued by a sense of guilt that
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  • all are striving and all thethings we do or try to do is
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  • never quite enough.
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  • Wow.
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  • And though we may appearto be successful on the
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  • outside--listen to me carefully.
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  • Though we may appear to besuccessful on the outside, we
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  • feel conflicted becauseof the inconsistency of
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  • I-have-it-all-together imagethat we portray in the world and
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  • that I'm barely holding on--or
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  • I'm-barely-holding-it-all-together
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  • image whichlives on the inside.
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  • And the reality is that manypeople, even with their greatest
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  • efforts, cannot portray theI-have-it-all-together image to
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  • the world and in truth they feeldamaged all the way through.
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  • And some may feel defeated intheir depression, some may feel
  • 00:13:57.983 --> 00:14:01.587
  • defeated in their anger,some may feel defeated in their
  • 00:14:01.620 --> 00:14:04.823
  • anxiety, while others simplyfeel incomplete in themselves
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  • and distant from God anddistant from other people.
  • 00:14:10.596 --> 00:14:19.338
  • So where do I begin thento get out all of this?
  • 00:14:19.371 --> 00:14:26.145
  • It's in the very thing that the
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  • world's tried to stop youfrom experiencing.
  • 00:14:28.981 --> 00:14:32.151
  • It's with communitythat's in the church.
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  • I believe the churchshould be the community where
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  • reconciliation can be found.
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  • I believe the church should be
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  • the community where God'slove can be found.
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  • I believe the churchshould be the community where
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  • relational--the relationalnature of God begins to show
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  • through us and then healing frombrokenness begins to take place.
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  • And that's why I started offwith we can't be like the world.
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  • We have the ministryof reconciliation.
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  • You know, there's a real strangething when I have to say this
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  • and I have to admit this;that while the church can be the
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  • community that can cause healingfrom brokenness, sometimes it
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  • can be the disconnecting placewhere sometimes brokenness takes
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  • place as well, and that'swhy I'm preaching this.
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  • Church can also be the placewhere it rejects people that are
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  • living a certain way and itrejects people that they heard
  • 00:15:35.047 --> 00:15:38.317
  • went through that, and itrejects people because, you
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  • know, they were on the news.
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  • And it could somehow at the sametime be a disconnecting place as
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  • well as a healing place.
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  • I want to change that.
  • 00:15:52.531 --> 00:15:54.967
  • I want to challenge everyChristian that every time you're
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  • tempted to throw away somebodywho's going through some kind of
  • 00:15:58.837 --> 00:16:02.941
  • brokenness in their life, thatyou have a flashback to your own
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  • brokenness and God allowed youto be around some loving person
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  • that without them you probablyeven wouldn't be alive today.
  • 00:16:10.849 --> 00:16:17.289
  • Wholeness is often defined by
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  • people as being something likeperfect or perfection.
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  • That's not whatI'm talking about.
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  • You know, perfection--listento me carefully.
  • 00:16:27.699 --> 00:16:31.470
  • It implies emphasis onperformance and doings.
  • 00:16:31.503 --> 00:16:38.477
  • So I'm not talking about,you know, now that you're
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  • experiencingwholeness you're perfect.
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  • That's not whatwe're talking about.
  • 00:16:44.483 --> 00:16:46.151
  • Wholeness encompasses all of ourbeing, while perfection implies
  • 00:16:46.185 --> 00:16:54.193
  • an emphasis on performance.
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  • Perfection talks aboutperformance; wholeness, it
  • 00:16:56.762 --> 00:17:00.466
  • encompasses all of our being.
  • 00:17:00.499 --> 00:17:01.900
  • And I want toshow you something.
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  • I'm not definingwholeness as perfection.
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  • Let me make that clear.
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  • Wholeness is not perfection.
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  • Perfection requires you doingsomething, and it's performance.
  • 00:17:09.141 --> 00:17:13.812
  • The truth is, if wholeness isequivalent to perfection, then
  • 00:17:13.846 --> 00:17:18.350
  • we are all destined for failurebecause we will never experience
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  • wholeness throughsheer will or hard work.
  • 00:17:22.621 --> 00:17:28.527
  • And I think that's what a lotof people are doing, trying to
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  • experience wholeness through
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  • sheer will and hard workthrough performance.
  • 00:17:32.397 --> 00:17:37.736
  • "Well, if I can't get wholenessthrough all of my hard work and
  • 00:17:37.769 --> 00:17:40.305
  • performance, well,how do I get it?"
  • 00:17:40.339 --> 00:17:42.407
  • Well, despite our messy livesand despite our inabilities to
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  • live perfectly, we have a Saviorwho has already made us whole.
  • 00:17:48.714 --> 00:17:55.087
  • Now, here's the thingpeople have tried to avoid.
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  • I'm telling you, you don't knowreal wholeness until you know
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  • Jesus as your Savior.
  • 00:18:01.527 --> 00:18:04.663
  • "Well, there's gotto be another way."
  • 00:18:04.696 --> 00:18:06.765
  • I'm telling you, you canexperience some symbolism of
  • 00:18:06.798 --> 00:18:10.602
  • wholeness, but you're not goingto know the wholeness that you
  • 00:18:10.636 --> 00:18:14.573
  • can get from Godwithout knowing Jesus.
  • 00:18:14.606 --> 00:18:20.212
  • Somebody said to me one time,"Oh, there just got to be more
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  • ways to God than Jesus."
  • 00:18:22.648 --> 00:18:25.117
  • Well, like I said, myfilter is real clear.
  • 00:18:25.150 --> 00:18:27.819
  • It's through the Word of Godthat I see everything through.
  • 00:18:27.853 --> 00:18:30.722
  • It's through God'sWord that I see.
  • 00:18:30.756 --> 00:18:32.824
  • God's Word is the lens to my
  • 00:18:32.858 --> 00:18:34.326
  • life that I seeeverything through.
  • 00:18:34.359 --> 00:18:37.196
  • And through the Word of God, itsays to me that no man can come
  • 00:18:37.229 --> 00:18:40.065
  • to the Father except by the son.
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  • You can't come to theFather through Buddha.
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  • You can't come through theFather through Mohammed.
  • 00:18:45.437 --> 00:18:47.406
  • You can't come through the
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  • Father through life-coachingprinciples.
  • 00:18:48.774 --> 00:18:51.577
  • There's only one way to theFather, and that's through
  • 00:18:51.610 --> 00:18:55.681
  • Jesus, the name thatpeople want to avoid.
  • 00:18:55.714 --> 00:18:58.951
  • It's through Jesus, the namethat television says don't say
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  • it out loud.
  • 00:19:03.555 --> 00:19:04.856
  • It offends people.
  • 00:19:04.890 --> 00:19:06.191
  • It's through Jesus.
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  • He is the way.He is the truth.
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  • He is the life.
  • 00:19:10.028 --> 00:19:11.396
  • And I'm shouting outloud Jesus is the way.
  • 00:19:11.430 --> 00:19:13.832
  • Repent and receive Jesusinto your life as your Lord and
  • 00:19:13.865 --> 00:19:18.170
  • personal Savior, then youreceive wholeness that has
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  • already been made available.
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  • Wholeness is a part of thefinished works of Jesus Christ.
  • 00:19:25.344 --> 00:19:30.949
  • And even though we may not feelwholeness is ultimately--it's
  • 00:19:30.983 --> 00:19:36.655
  • not about feelings.
  • 00:19:36.688 --> 00:19:39.591
  • Wholeness is not about feelings,it's about our faith and our
  • 00:19:39.625 --> 00:19:43.996
  • hope in Jesus, the one who wasbroken so we can be made whole.
  • 00:19:44.029 --> 00:19:50.902
  • And isn't thatjust like the world?
  • 00:19:50.936 --> 00:19:52.304
  • We're trying to findanother way to get it.
  • 00:19:52.337 --> 00:19:55.407
  • He's made healing available.
  • 00:19:55.440 --> 00:19:58.110
  • We're trying to findanother way to get it.
  • 00:19:58.143 --> 00:20:01.213
  • He's made deliverance available,he's made peace available, but
  • 00:20:01.246 --> 00:20:05.083
  • we keep trying to findanother way to get it.
  • 00:20:05.117 --> 00:20:10.555
  • Jesus has already made us whole.
  • 00:20:10.589 --> 00:20:17.496
  • He's already healed us, he'salready delivered us, he's
  • 00:20:17.529 --> 00:20:21.967
  • already prospered us, andhe's already made us whole.
  • 00:20:22.000 --> 00:20:28.240
  • Well, then what do I do?
  • 00:20:28.273 --> 00:20:30.542
  • I take possessionof it through faith.
  • 00:20:30.575 --> 00:20:33.545
  • I take possessionof it through faith.
  • 00:20:33.578 --> 00:20:35.213
  • "Oh, God, I believe I receivethat right now in the
  • 00:20:35.247 --> 00:20:37.249
  • name of Jesus.
  • 00:20:37.282 --> 00:20:38.583
  • I believe that I'mwhole right now."
  • 00:20:38.617 --> 00:20:40.485
  • And every time brokenness wantsto speak to me, I open my mouth
  • 00:20:40.519 --> 00:20:44.323
  • up and I declare I receivewholeness that
  • 00:20:44.356 --> 00:20:46.792
  • Jesus has already made.
  • 00:20:46.825 --> 00:20:50.095
  • Jesus is foreverfaithful to make us whole.
  • 00:20:50.128 --> 00:20:55.767
  • He's forever faithful.
  • 00:20:55.801 --> 00:20:58.270
  • Even when we sometimesdon't even have faith, Jesus is
  • 00:20:58.303 --> 00:21:05.277
  • forever faithful to us.
  • 00:21:05.310 --> 00:21:07.012
  • Regardless of our often lack offaith, we can rest in that truth
  • 00:21:07.045 --> 00:21:13.218
  • that Jesus is forever faithful.
  • 00:21:13.251 --> 00:21:16.988
  • Oh, praise God.
  • 00:21:17.022 --> 00:21:19.257
  • I'm about to shout in thischurch with these chairs Jesus
  • 00:21:19.291 --> 00:21:22.894
  • is forever faithful.
  • 00:21:22.928 --> 00:21:26.798
  • Can I show you someScripture on that?
  • 00:21:26.832 --> 00:21:28.333
  • I need you to understand that.
  • 00:21:28.367 --> 00:21:29.901
  • Look at Romans chapter 8, verse28, and then verses
  • 00:21:29.935 --> 00:21:33.872
  • 35 through 39.
  • 00:21:33.905 --> 00:21:35.440
  • Romans chapter 8, verse28, then 35 through 39.
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  • He's faithful to wholeness.
  • 00:21:40.011 --> 00:21:43.315
  • He's faithful to wholeness,and it's not based on your
  • 00:21:43.348 --> 00:21:46.618
  • performance and it's notbased on your self-effort.
  • 00:21:46.651 --> 00:21:49.054
  • He is faithful to wholeness.
  • 00:21:49.087 --> 00:21:51.223
  • Look what he said in verse 28.
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  • "And we know that all thingswork together for good to them
  • 00:21:52.958 --> 00:21:56.294
  • that love God, to them whoare the called
  • 00:21:56.328 --> 00:22:00.132
  • according to his purpose."
  • 00:22:00.165 --> 00:22:02.534
  • He'll work it, man.
  • 00:22:02.567 --> 00:22:04.336
  • Look at the--look atverse 35 through 39.
  • 00:22:04.369 --> 00:22:07.973
  • He said, "Who shall separateus from the love of Christ?
  • 00:22:08.006 --> 00:22:11.209
  • Shall tribulation," no, "ordistress, persecution--" shall
  • 00:22:11.243 --> 00:22:16.214
  • famine, nakedness, peril, sword?
  • 00:22:16.248 --> 00:22:19.418
  • Verse 36, "As it is written,'For thy sake we are killed all
  • 00:22:19.451 --> 00:22:23.355
  • the day long.
  • 00:22:23.388 --> 00:22:24.689
  • We are accounted as sheep forthe slaughter.'"
  • 00:22:24.723 --> 00:22:26.825
  • Verse 37, "Nay,
  • 00:22:26.858 --> 00:22:28.360
  • in all these things we are morethan conquerors through him that
  • 00:22:28.393 --> 00:22:31.463
  • loved us.
  • 00:22:31.496 --> 00:22:33.732
  • For I am persuaded that neitherdeath, nor life, nor angels, nor
  • 00:22:33.765 --> 00:22:38.937
  • principalities, nor powers, northings present, nor things to
  • 00:22:38.970 --> 00:22:42.641
  • come, nor height, nor depth, norany other creature shall be able
  • 00:22:42.674 --> 00:22:50.315
  • to separate us from the love ofGod, which is in Christ Jesus
  • 00:22:50.348 --> 00:22:55.253
  • our Lord."
  • 00:22:55.287 --> 00:22:56.855
  • I'm telling you he's faithful.
  • 00:22:56.888 --> 00:22:58.824
  • Look at Philippianschapter 1 and 6.
  • 00:22:58.857 --> 00:23:01.827
  • You can trust God,is what I'm saying.
  • 00:23:01.860 --> 00:23:03.395
  • You can trust God whohas already made us whole.
  • 00:23:03.428 --> 00:23:07.432
  • I can trust God who hasalready made me whole.
  • 00:23:07.466 --> 00:23:10.302
  • And every time brokenness wantsto try to lift his ugly head, I
  • 00:23:10.335 --> 00:23:13.939
  • just release my faith.
  • 00:23:13.972 --> 00:23:15.407
  • "No, no, no.I'm whole.
  • 00:23:15.440 --> 00:23:17.576
  • I can trust God.I'm whole.
  • 00:23:17.609 --> 00:23:19.578
  • Wholeness isalready given to me."
  • 00:23:19.611 --> 00:23:21.713
  • He said, verse 6, "Beingconfident of this very thing,
  • 00:23:21.746 --> 00:23:24.783
  • that he which hath begun a goodwork in you will perform it unto
  • 00:23:24.816 --> 00:23:30.222
  • the day of Jesus Christ."
  • 00:23:30.255 --> 00:23:32.357
  • And the day you got born again,a good work started on the
  • 00:23:32.390 --> 00:23:35.694
  • inside of you andhere's the guarantee.
  • 00:23:35.727 --> 00:23:37.963
  • If he started the good work,
  • 00:23:37.996 --> 00:23:39.731
  • he's going to finishthe good work.
  • 00:23:39.764 --> 00:23:41.233
  • Now I don't know where youare, I don't know what ditch you
  • 00:23:41.266 --> 00:23:43.802
  • fallen into, I don't know whatphilosophy you've been buying
  • 00:23:43.835 --> 00:23:46.071
  • lately; but if God started thework, he will finish the work.
  • 00:23:46.104 --> 00:23:50.108
  • He will use every crazy thing inyour life to make sure that the
  • 00:23:50.141 --> 00:23:53.778
  • work is finished.
  • 00:23:53.812 --> 00:23:55.113
  • Why?
  • 00:23:55.146 --> 00:23:56.448
  • Because he is faithful.
  • 00:23:56.481 --> 00:23:59.451
  • Look at this, 2 Timothychapter 2:13 in the NLT.
  • 00:23:59.484 --> 00:24:03.321
  • 2 Timothy chapter 2,verse 13 in the NLT.
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  • God is faithful.
  • 00:24:06.958 --> 00:24:08.693
  • I'm not serving some tiny God.
  • 00:24:08.727 --> 00:24:13.532
  • He's faithful.
  • 00:24:13.565 --> 00:24:15.000
  • I can depend on him, and I candepend on him my whole--some of
  • 00:24:15.033 --> 00:24:17.869
  • you would have lostyour mind a long time ago.
  • 00:24:17.903 --> 00:24:21.072
  • Some of you would havebeen in a crazy house.
  • 00:24:21.106 --> 00:24:22.807
  • Some of you would have wentahead and killed yourself.
  • 00:24:22.841 --> 00:24:24.743
  • Some of you--oh my God.
  • 00:24:24.776 --> 00:24:26.678
  • But it was because of thefaithful God that just would not
  • 00:24:26.711 --> 00:24:28.547
  • let go of you.
  • 00:24:28.580 --> 00:24:29.881
  • Even though you let go ofhim, he would not let go of you.
  • 00:24:29.915 --> 00:24:33.184
  • He would not let go of you.
  • 00:24:33.218 --> 00:24:35.720
  • And I don't know whereyou are this morning,
  • 00:24:35.754 --> 00:24:38.657
  • but he still hashis hands on you.
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  • female announcer: God promisedto deliver us from unresolved
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