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December 30, 2019
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Steven Furtick

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  • - There are some things
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  • that God did
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  • in your life this year,
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  • with a strong East wind,
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  • that if He didn't
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  • do those things,
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  • you wouldn't have been able
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  • to go through.
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  • You asked me
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  • how I know God is real.
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  • I can't point
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  • to His nose or His ears.
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  • I've never heard
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  • His audible voice.
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  • But there are just
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  • some things in my life,
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  • that don't make sense
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  • unless there was a wind blowing
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  • and I would not have had
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  • the grace to go through it
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  • if there hadn't been
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  • - The scripture, in Exodus 14
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  • is of course all about
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  • transition and victory.
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  • So it's appropriate for tonight,
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  • but let me read it to you,
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  • Exodus 14:26,
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  • "The Lord said to Moses,
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  • 'Stretch out your hand
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  • over the sea so that the waters
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  • may flow back
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  • over the Egyptians,
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  • and their chariots
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  • and horsemen.'
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  • Moses stretched out his hand
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  • over the sea, and at daybreak
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  • the sea went back to its place.
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  • The Egyptians were
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  • fleeing toward it.
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  • The Lord swept
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  • them into the sea.
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  • The water flowed back
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  • and covered
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  • the chariots and horsemen --
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  • the entire army of Pharaoh
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  • that had followed
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  • the Israelites into the sea.
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  • Not one of them survived.
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  • But the Israelites
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  • went through the sea
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  • on dry ground
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  • with a wall of water
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  • on the right..."
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  • -- Look to your right:
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  • "...and on their left..."
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  • -- Look to your left.
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  • Okay, why y'all turn in
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  • two different directions?
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  • [laughter]
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  • It's a universal kind of thing.
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  • "But the Israelites
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  • went through the sea
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  • on dry ground..."
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  • -- "But the Israelites..."
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  • -- This is how you can tell
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  • I belong to God;
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  • because I went through
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  • the sea on dry ground.
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  • [cheering and applause]
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  • Do me a favor,
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  • since this is a party,
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  • everybody participate
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  • and look at your neighbor
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  • on your right or your left,
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  • you choose.
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  • I'mma leave that
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  • much up to you.
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  • But now let me tell you
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  • what to tell them.
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  • You're gonna give them my title.
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  • Tell them this, say,
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  • "I don't know
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  • what you went through
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  • in 2018,
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  • but you made it, "
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  • and tell 'em -- Hold on --
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  • -- no, that's not it,
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  • that's not it, we're not done.
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  • Tell them,
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  • "Since you came through,
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  • you might as well
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  • "Come Through Drippin'"."
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  • [cheering and applause]
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  • Please be seated.
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  • How many of you,
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  • 2018 didn't go like
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  • you plan for it to go?
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  • Messed up your workout plan
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  • when your knees started hurting,
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  • you were paying off some stuff,
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  • and then your transmission --
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  • didn't plan for that.
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  • Which is why, of course,
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  • and do the predictable
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  • preaching maneuver
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  • where I challenge you
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  • to make New Year's resolutions
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  • because resolutions are cheap,
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  • I wanna lay a foundation
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  • for what I wanna say
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  • from the text from
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  • a study that was done.
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  • The article was printed
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  • in the New Yorker,
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  • several years ago.
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  • And I saved it because
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  • I thought it would be helpful
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  • for us to look at it
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  • at some point in the future,
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  • and that point is now.
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  • And the writer of the article,
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  • George Bonanno -- Bonanno --
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  • if you're watching, George,
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  • I tried, was talking about
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  • how the central element
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  • of resilience is perception,
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  • and that, there is
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  • no such thing,
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  • strictly speaking,
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  • as a traumatic event.
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  • The reason he came to
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  • this conclusion was because
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  • he interviewed children,
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  • over 600 of them,
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  • who had gone through
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  • the worst possible situations
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  • imaginable and found out that
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  • many of the children
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  • who went through
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  • the worst situations,
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  • came out with
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  • the greatest emotional stability
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  • and sense of connectivity.
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  • And so from that, he concluded,
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  • listen, that events
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  • are not traumatic
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  • until we experience them
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  • as traumatic.
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  • And he wasn't necessarily
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  • negating the post traumatic
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  • stress of growing up
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  • in a broken home
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  • or going to war
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  • to a situation
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  • that is so foreign
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  • to the experience
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  • of the battle that you fought,
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  • that you cannot
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  • find your own equilibrium.
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  • But what he was saying
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  • is much deeper than that.
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  • He said, that "To call something
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  • belies the fact..."
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  • -- and so he coined the term
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  • 'PTE', not 'PTSD', which is
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  • a very real thing, no doubt.
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  • But his term was
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  • "potentially traumatic event",
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  • which he argues is
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  • a more accurate way
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  • to look at the things that
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  • we go through in our lives.
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  • The theory is straightforward,
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  • every frightening event,
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  • or you might insert
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  • painful event,
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  • no matter how negative
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  • it might seem
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  • from the sidelines,
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  • has the potential
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  • to be traumatic or not
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  • to the person experiencing it.
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  • I dunno if you agree with that
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  • or it was a little bit boring,
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  • and didn't pay much attention,
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  • but wake up now.
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  • He's making a distinction
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  • between what we went through
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  • and what we do with
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  • what we went through.
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  • I couldn't think of
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  • a more appropriate
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  • group of people
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  • to come and share
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  • this evening with us,
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  • than the Israelites,
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  • in this the birth
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  • of their nation as such,
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  • and their escape from Egypt,
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  • where they had been
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  • slaves for over 400 years.
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  • As God told Abraham
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  • that his people would be
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  • in Genesis 15,
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  • many years earlier, but now,
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  • as they are coming out
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  • of that season of their life,
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  • they are carrying with them
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  • much of the trauma from
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  • what they experienced in Egypt.
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  • And they're escaping this place
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  • that had become so painful
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  • for them because
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  • of the unrealistic
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  • and inhumane pressure
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  • that they were under,
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  • as slaves or servants, in Egypt,
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  • under a taskmaster,
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  • who did not know Joseph,
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  • and did not remember or regard
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  • the people of God as special.
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  • The trauma of what
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  • they had been through,
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  • in that 400 years,
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  • would be impossible
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  • to cover in 40 minutes tonight,
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  • and I hope you'll give me
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  • a little grace
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  • as I kind of brush past
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  • some things that probably,
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  • for them, would be much more --
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  • much more traumatic,
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  • than my summary would
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  • lead you to believe,
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  • but you understand that,
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  • in this period
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  • of being in Egypt;
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  • not only were they forced
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  • to do a job
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  • that they weren't paid for,
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  • but they were forced to do it
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  • with not enough materials.
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  • By the way, have you ever
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  • felt that way, like,
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  • trying to raise kids
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  • and get through life
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  • and do what you need to do
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  • in the world --
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  • and I'm not
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  • But many of the things
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  • that they went through,
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  • while not similar situationally,
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  • might have a similar
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  • psychological effect,
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  • in that, what they went through
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  • had left them traumatized,
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  • in a sense.
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  • And tonight,
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  • I have to believe that
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  • the reason you came here,
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  • whether you thought
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  • you came here
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  • for this reason or not,
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  • is that there are some traumas,
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  • even if they're micro-traumas,
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  • some tears in the tissue
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  • of the muscle fiber,
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  • that God wanted to deal with,
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  • specifically and surgically
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  • in the way that
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  • only His Spirit can.
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  • And He brought you here tonight,
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  • maybe under the pretense of just
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  • having nothing else to do.
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  • Or maybe there was a girl
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  • who asked you to come
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  • and maybe you're more excited
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  • about after church
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  • but you're stuck with me
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  • for a few minutes.
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  • I'm gonna talk to you
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  • for a few minutes while I can,
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  • with this microphone,
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  • and talk to you about
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  • some of the things
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  • that you went through.
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  • And also I would add to that,
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  • that you probably came
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  • to celebrate a little bit.
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  • I mean, it's not like
  • 00:10:18.020 --> 00:10:19.000
  • everybody here tonight had
  • 00:10:19.000 --> 00:10:20.240
  • the worst year of their life.
  • 00:10:20.240 --> 00:10:22.170
  • I can never understand that,
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  • why we're so hasty,
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  • to wanna leave this year.
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  • One of the ways
  • 00:10:31.250 --> 00:10:32.150
  • I can tell when my life
  • 00:10:32.150 --> 00:10:33.160
  • is out of alignment
  • 00:10:33.160 --> 00:10:34.120
  • is when I'm in a hurry
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  • for no good reason.
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  • Like, it's one thing
  • 00:10:39.110 --> 00:10:40.130
  • to be in a hurry
  • 00:10:40.130 --> 00:10:41.020
  • and there's a reason
  • 00:10:41.020 --> 00:10:41.290
  • that I'm in a hurry
  • 00:10:41.290 --> 00:10:42.200
  • and I can point
  • 00:10:42.200 --> 00:10:43.070
  • to the next thing
  • 00:10:43.070 --> 00:10:43.260
  • on my schedule
  • 00:10:43.260 --> 00:10:44.130
  • that I'm trying to get to.
  • 00:10:44.130 --> 00:10:45.280
  • But when I'm in too much
  • 00:10:45.280 --> 00:10:47.020
  • of a hurry,
  • 00:10:47.020 --> 00:10:48.120
  • and there's nowhere
  • 00:10:48.120 --> 00:10:49.280
  • that I'm going,
  • 00:10:49.280 --> 00:10:51.140
  • it's a sign that something
  • 00:10:51.140 --> 00:10:52.240
  • is wrong in my life.
  • 00:10:52.240 --> 00:10:55.060
  • It's a sign that something
  • 00:10:55.060 --> 00:10:56.030
  • is not working right.
  • 00:10:56.030 --> 00:10:57.190
  • And so now we find
  • 00:10:57.190 --> 00:10:59.220
  • the Israelites,
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  • not serving Pharaoh
  • 00:11:00.210 --> 00:11:02.210
  • and building the different
  • 00:11:02.210 --> 00:11:05.050
  • construction projects
  • 00:11:05.050 --> 00:11:06.080
  • that he has ordered to be built,
  • 00:11:06.120 --> 00:11:09.120
  • but they are escaping Egypt,
  • 00:11:09.120 --> 00:11:12.110
  • which is interesting in itself.
  • 00:11:12.110 --> 00:11:14.130
  • Because originally,
  • 00:11:14.200 --> 00:11:17.200
  • they escaped to Egypt because
  • 00:11:19.070 --> 00:11:22.070
  • there was a famine at home.
  • 00:11:22.250 --> 00:11:25.250
  • But over a period of many years
  • 00:11:25.250 --> 00:11:27.290
  • and a transition of leadership,
  • 00:11:28.060 --> 00:11:31.060
  • what they escaped to,
  • 00:11:31.060 --> 00:11:33.280
  • they became enslaved by.
  • 00:11:36.080 --> 00:11:39.080
  • Sometimes this happens
  • 00:11:39.080 --> 00:11:40.040
  • in all of our lives,
  • 00:11:40.040 --> 00:11:42.160
  • is that we're so tired
  • 00:11:42.160 --> 00:11:44.040
  • of being alone,
  • 00:11:44.040 --> 00:11:46.070
  • that we escaped
  • 00:11:46.070 --> 00:11:47.070
  • to a relationship
  • 00:11:47.190 --> 00:11:50.190
  • that in the end produces
  • 00:11:50.190 --> 00:11:51.230
  • a worse loneliness
  • 00:11:51.230 --> 00:11:53.260
  • than being alone ever could.
  • 00:11:55.060 --> 00:11:58.060
  • Sometimes we cried tears
  • 00:11:58.060 --> 00:11:59.170
  • because we escaped to something
  • 00:12:00.060 --> 00:12:03.060
  • that we ultimately become
  • 00:12:03.060 --> 00:12:04.120
  • enslaved by.
  • 00:12:04.120 --> 00:12:06.290
  • Sometimes the thing that
  • 00:12:06.290 --> 00:12:07.290
  • we run to is more dangerous
  • 00:12:07.290 --> 00:12:10.020
  • than the thing that
  • 00:12:10.020 --> 00:12:10.180
  • we're running from.
  • 00:12:10.180 --> 00:12:12.140
  • And it wasn't their fault.
  • 00:12:12.140 --> 00:12:13.260
  • Sometimes we make decisions
  • 00:12:13.260 --> 00:12:15.140
  • to run to certain things,
  • 00:12:15.140 --> 00:12:16.170
  • but really,
  • 00:12:16.170 --> 00:12:17.120
  • they had to go to Egypt,
  • 00:12:17.120 --> 00:12:18.170
  • not only to fulfill
  • 00:12:18.170 --> 00:12:19.130
  • the prophecy,
  • 00:12:19.130 --> 00:12:20.050
  • which extended into
  • 00:12:20.050 --> 00:12:20.290
  • the New Testament,
  • 00:12:20.290 --> 00:12:22.030
  • which we know at Christmastime,
  • 00:12:22.030 --> 00:12:23.090
  • that "out of Egypt,
  • 00:12:23.090 --> 00:12:24.060
  • I've called my Son,"
  • 00:12:24.060 --> 00:12:25.040
  • which ultimately projects
  • 00:12:25.040 --> 00:12:26.150
  • into the very life
  • 00:12:26.150 --> 00:12:27.110
  • of Jesus Christ, Himself.
  • 00:12:27.110 --> 00:12:29.020
  • It's an arc of a narrative
  • 00:12:29.020 --> 00:12:30.100
  • that God was creating
  • 00:12:30.100 --> 00:12:31.140
  • for deliverance for His people
  • 00:12:31.140 --> 00:12:33.090
  • before they were ever born.
  • 00:12:33.090 --> 00:12:35.070
  • But, now they're in transition,
  • 00:12:35.070 --> 00:12:37.150
  • Even the good kind.
  • 00:12:43.230 --> 00:12:46.150
  • Even when God blesses you in
  • 00:12:46.150 --> 00:12:48.230
  • the way that you asked Him to,
  • 00:12:48.230 --> 00:12:51.110
  • a lot of times,
  • 00:12:51.110 --> 00:12:52.050
  • you find out that
  • 00:12:52.050 --> 00:12:53.230
  • what you asked God for,
  • 00:12:53.230 --> 00:12:56.010
  • weighed more than
  • 00:12:56.010 --> 00:12:58.080
  • Have you ever had
  • 00:13:01.260 --> 00:13:03.040
  • your prayer request
  • 00:13:03.040 --> 00:13:04.030
  • turn into your praise report
  • 00:13:04.030 --> 00:13:05.170
  • and then turn back
  • 00:13:05.170 --> 00:13:06.090
  • into your prayer request?
  • 00:13:10.050 --> 00:13:13.050
  • And so transition is traumatic.
  • 00:13:14.110 --> 00:13:17.110
  • Whether I'm devolving
  • 00:13:17.110 --> 00:13:20.010
  • into a dire circumstance,
  • 00:13:20.010 --> 00:13:22.000
  • and developing me
  • 00:13:24.040 --> 00:13:25.030
  • into something greater,
  • 00:13:25.030 --> 00:13:27.040
  • transition is always traumatic,
  • 00:13:27.040 --> 00:13:29.060
  • and so, perhaps tonight
  • 00:13:29.060 --> 00:13:31.050
  • you're not bringing
  • 00:13:31.050 --> 00:13:32.090
  • your traumas to church,
  • 00:13:32.090 --> 00:13:33.200
  • maybe you're bringing
  • 00:13:33.200 --> 00:13:34.050
  • some trophies to church.
  • 00:13:34.050 --> 00:13:36.260
  • I had a pretty good year.
  • 00:13:36.260 --> 00:13:38.110
  • You know, some things happened
  • 00:13:38.110 --> 00:13:40.160
  • for me this year that
  • 00:13:40.160 --> 00:13:41.270
  • I never thought could happen
  • 00:13:41.270 --> 00:13:43.230
  • this year that,
  • 00:13:44.240 --> 00:13:45.280
  • that I really had looked
  • 00:13:45.280 --> 00:13:47.050
  • forward to for a long time.
  • 00:13:47.050 --> 00:13:48.250
  • But I had some things happen
  • 00:13:48.250 --> 00:13:50.010
  • for me this year,
  • 00:13:50.010 --> 00:13:51.080
  • like I had a breakthrough
  • 00:13:51.080 --> 00:13:52.150
  • in an area that I'd been
  • 00:13:52.150 --> 00:13:54.050
  • running up against
  • 00:13:54.050 --> 00:13:55.160
  • the same thing over
  • 00:13:55.160 --> 00:13:56.110
  • and over again,
  • 00:13:56.110 --> 00:13:57.060
  • I had a breakthrough
  • 00:13:57.060 --> 00:13:58.210
  • somebody that I was praying for,
  • 00:13:58.210 --> 00:14:00.170
  • they got better this year,
  • 00:14:00.170 --> 00:14:02.040
  • something that I've been
  • 00:14:02.040 --> 00:14:03.080
  • struggling with for a long time
  • 00:14:03.080 --> 00:14:05.010
  • I don't struggle with it
  • 00:14:05.010 --> 00:14:05.240
  • as much anymore.
  • 00:14:05.240 --> 00:14:06.120
  • I mean it's still there.
  • 00:14:06.120 --> 00:14:07.080
  • But it's not overwhelming me,
  • 00:14:07.080 --> 00:14:08.180
  • it's not overcoming me.
  • 00:14:08.180 --> 00:14:09.190
  • It hadn't been
  • 00:14:09.190 --> 00:14:10.040
  • as dark this year.
  • 00:14:10.040 --> 00:14:11.080
  • I've experienced some of
  • 00:14:11.080 --> 00:14:13.010
  • the goodness of the Lord that,
  • 00:14:13.010 --> 00:14:14.100
  • at once, I only forecasted,
  • 00:14:14.100 --> 00:14:15.260
  • this year came into my life
  • 00:14:15.260 --> 00:14:17.140
  • and it reigned over my life.
  • 00:14:17.140 --> 00:14:19.040
  • And I'm here tonight,
  • 00:14:19.040 --> 00:14:20.070
  • not only to bring before
  • 00:14:20.070 --> 00:14:21.200
  • the Lord my traumas,
  • 00:14:21.200 --> 00:14:22.290
  • but my trophies,
  • 00:14:22.290 --> 00:14:24.100
  • because I wanna acknowledge
  • 00:14:24.100 --> 00:14:25.280
  • before my blessings,
  • 00:14:25.280 --> 00:14:27.070
  • turn into pride,
  • 00:14:27.070 --> 00:14:30.050
  • that I wanna turn back
  • 00:14:30.050 --> 00:14:31.250
  • to praise God for every victory
  • 00:14:33.060 --> 00:14:36.060
  • that He gave me this year,
  • 00:14:36.060 --> 00:14:37.170
  • and make no mistake about it,
  • 00:14:37.170 --> 00:14:39.240
  • every mountain that
  • 00:14:39.240 --> 00:14:40.230
  • I stood on this year,
  • 00:14:40.230 --> 00:14:42.110
  • I did not get there alone.
  • 00:14:42.290 --> 00:14:45.290
  • Not at all.
  • 00:14:45.290 --> 00:14:47.250
  • I'm not smart enough,
  • 00:14:47.250 --> 00:14:49.170
  • I'm not sharp enough.
  • 00:14:49.170 --> 00:14:51.110
  • I'm not connected enough.
  • 00:14:52.040 --> 00:14:55.040
  • And so, whatever state
  • 00:14:55.040 --> 00:14:57.160
  • of transition,
  • 00:14:57.160 --> 00:14:59.020
  • we find ourselves in
  • 00:14:59.020 --> 00:15:01.130
  • any given moment of our life,
  • 00:15:01.130 --> 00:15:02.140
  • it can be traumatic.
  • 00:15:02.140 --> 00:15:05.050
  • Yet the man said that,
  • 00:15:05.050 --> 00:15:07.170
  • "The experience is not inherent
  • 00:15:08.230 --> 00:15:11.230
  • in the event
  • 00:15:11.230 --> 00:15:12.130
  • rather it is your perception
  • 00:15:12.130 --> 00:15:14.100
  • of the event,
  • 00:15:14.100 --> 00:15:16.000
  • and how much resilience
  • 00:15:16.000 --> 00:15:17.090
  • you have."
  • 00:15:17.090 --> 00:15:17.230
  • The children of Israel
  • 00:15:17.230 --> 00:15:20.010
  • were nothing if not resilient.
  • 00:15:21.010 --> 00:15:24.010
  • They were resilient.
  • 00:15:24.010 --> 00:15:24.280
  • Even when they didn't have
  • 00:15:24.280 --> 00:15:26.210
  • a lot of resources,
  • 00:15:26.210 --> 00:15:27.230
  • they were resilient.
  • 00:15:27.230 --> 00:15:30.020
  • Even when they were complaining,
  • 00:15:30.020 --> 00:15:33.020
  • they were resilient.
  • 00:15:33.020 --> 00:15:34.260
  • Even when they had
  • 00:15:34.260 --> 00:15:35.160
  • a bad attitude,
  • 00:15:35.160 --> 00:15:37.160
  • they were resilient.
  • 00:15:37.160 --> 00:15:39.000
  • In fact, the Bible says
  • 00:15:39.000 --> 00:15:40.010
  • something kind of weird,
  • 00:15:40.010 --> 00:15:42.020
  • it says that the more
  • 00:15:42.020 --> 00:15:43.210
  • that Pharaoh oppressed them,
  • 00:15:43.210 --> 00:15:46.110
  • the more they multiplied.
  • 00:15:46.160 --> 00:15:49.160
  • And I don't know
  • 00:15:49.160 --> 00:15:50.100
  • if I'm looking at
  • 00:15:50.100 --> 00:15:51.020
  • anybody tonight
  • 00:15:51.020 --> 00:15:53.130
  • that just turned stuff
  • 00:15:53.130 --> 00:15:54.210
  • into this year that transformed
  • 00:15:54.210 --> 00:15:57.120
  • and converted stuff this year
  • 00:15:57.120 --> 00:15:59.080
  • that happened in your life
  • 00:15:59.080 --> 00:16:00.240
  • that might have caused
  • 00:16:00.240 --> 00:16:02.140
  • other people to quit.
  • 00:16:02.140 --> 00:16:04.230
  • But look at you, in church,
  • 00:16:05.260 --> 00:16:08.260
  • after all that.
  • 00:16:10.000 --> 00:16:13.000
  • Come on, nudge somebody
  • 00:16:13.000 --> 00:16:13.240
  • next to you say,
  • 00:16:13.240 --> 00:16:14.230
  • "After all that, look at me.
  • 00:16:16.140 --> 00:16:19.140
  • After all that, I'm still cute.
  • 00:16:19.250 --> 00:16:22.250
  • After all that,
  • 00:16:22.250 --> 00:16:25.080
  • I'm not petty or bitter,
  • 00:16:25.080 --> 00:16:26.150
  • after all that."
  • 00:16:28.160 --> 00:16:31.160
  • Don't get me wrong,
  • 00:16:31.160 --> 00:16:33.000
  • I have a reason to be
  • 00:16:33.000 --> 00:16:35.010
  • and I could be
  • 00:16:35.010 --> 00:16:36.180
  • in a sour state of mind tonight.
  • 00:16:37.010 --> 00:16:40.010
  • But I decided to do it
  • 00:16:40.010 --> 00:16:41.030
  • differently this year;
  • 00:16:41.030 --> 00:16:43.040
  • I decided to bring all my trauma
  • 00:16:43.040 --> 00:16:46.030
  • and all my trophies
  • 00:16:46.030 --> 00:16:47.270
  • into the presence of God.
  • 00:16:50.240 --> 00:16:53.240
  • Come on, it somebody, say,
  • 00:16:53.240 --> 00:16:55.010
  • "I came through."
  • 00:16:55.010 --> 00:16:57.140
  • Now one difference between
  • 00:16:57.140 --> 00:16:58.180
  • us and the Israelites is
  • 00:16:58.180 --> 00:16:59.290
  • that they came through
  • 00:16:59.290 --> 00:17:01.000
  • something physical
  • 00:17:01.000 --> 00:17:02.030
  • that you could see,
  • 00:17:02.030 --> 00:17:03.080
  • did you see it in the text?
  • 00:17:03.080 --> 00:17:05.050
  • It's really beautiful
  • 00:17:05.050 --> 00:17:05.270
  • how the text paints the picture.
  • 00:17:05.270 --> 00:17:06.270
  • And it's not only the event
  • 00:17:06.270 --> 00:17:07.270
  • that it describes,
  • 00:17:07.270 --> 00:17:08.220
  • but it's the entire trajectory
  • 00:17:08.220 --> 00:17:10.000
  • of deliverance
  • 00:17:10.000 --> 00:17:10.250
  • that is depicted in
  • 00:17:10.250 --> 00:17:11.190
  • the whole book of Exodus,
  • 00:17:11.190 --> 00:17:12.170
  • which is one of the major themes
  • 00:17:12.170 --> 00:17:13.130
  • of the Bible
  • 00:17:13.130 --> 00:17:13.260
  • from beginning to end.
  • 00:17:13.260 --> 00:17:15.070
  • For many years.
  • 00:17:15.070 --> 00:17:15.260
  • I thought salvation was just
  • 00:17:15.260 --> 00:17:16.220
  • what we were saved from.
  • 00:17:16.220 --> 00:17:19.030
  • But the big picture
  • 00:17:19.030 --> 00:17:19.290
  • of God's purpose for your life
  • 00:17:19.290 --> 00:17:21.160
  • and my life is
  • 00:17:21.160 --> 00:17:22.250
  • what we're saved to.
  • 00:17:22.250 --> 00:17:25.120
  • journey to freedom,
  • 00:17:25.280 --> 00:17:26.250
  • not just from sin,
  • 00:17:26.250 --> 00:17:28.070
  • but freedom to, there --
  • 00:17:28.260 --> 00:17:31.260
  • they're going, they're going --
  • 00:17:33.250 --> 00:17:36.250
  • This is the crazy thing
  • 00:17:36.250 --> 00:17:37.130
  • about God,
  • 00:17:37.130 --> 00:17:38.120
  • when He brings you
  • 00:17:38.120 --> 00:17:39.130
  • out of something,
  • 00:17:39.130 --> 00:17:41.220
  • He does not let you
  • 00:17:41.220 --> 00:17:43.100
  • Because I should probably
  • 00:17:50.020 --> 00:17:50.200
  • talk about this,
  • 00:17:50.200 --> 00:17:52.240
  • because there is a Bible verse
  • 00:17:52.240 --> 00:17:54.200
  • that says, "God will not
  • 00:17:54.200 --> 00:17:55.290
  • allow you to be tempted
  • 00:17:55.290 --> 00:17:57.090
  • beyond what you are able,
  • 00:17:57.090 --> 00:17:59.040
  • that with the temptation,
  • 00:17:59.040 --> 00:18:00.220
  • He will provide
  • 00:18:00.220 --> 00:18:01.250
  • the way of escape,"
  • 00:18:01.250 --> 00:18:03.210
  • but it promises,
  • 00:18:03.210 --> 00:18:04.290
  • "He will provide
  • 00:18:04.290 --> 00:18:05.130
  • the way of escape".
  • 00:18:05.130 --> 00:18:07.090
  • It does not promise
  • 00:18:07.090 --> 00:18:08.120
  • that He will let you
  • 00:18:08.120 --> 00:18:09.020
  • pick the way of escape.
  • 00:18:09.020 --> 00:18:11.140
  • It is not a multiple choice.
  • 00:18:11.140 --> 00:18:13.230
  • It is not
  • 00:18:13.230 --> 00:18:14.040
  • a "Choose Your Own Adventure"
  • 00:18:14.040 --> 00:18:15.270
  • escape route.
  • 00:18:15.270 --> 00:18:17.090
  • So God's way of escape
  • 00:18:17.090 --> 00:18:19.010
  • is not up for debate.
  • 00:18:19.010 --> 00:18:20.190
  • When God calls you out,
  • 00:18:20.190 --> 00:18:22.020
  • He leads you sometimes
  • 00:18:22.020 --> 00:18:24.050
  • in strange ways.
  • 00:18:25.010 --> 00:18:28.010
  • Which is why they must
  • 00:18:28.010 --> 00:18:29.100
  • have been so disappointed
  • 00:18:29.100 --> 00:18:32.070
  • when Moses took them
  • 00:18:32.070 --> 00:18:34.110
  • on those back country roads
  • 00:18:34.230 --> 00:18:37.230
  • to camp out right in front of
  • 00:18:37.230 --> 00:18:40.080
  • the Red Sea,
  • 00:18:40.080 --> 00:18:42.070
  • because it woulda been shorter,
  • 00:18:42.070 --> 00:18:43.170
  • -- even the Bible says
  • 00:18:43.170 --> 00:18:44.110
  • it woulda been shorter --
  • 00:18:44.110 --> 00:18:46.010
  • it wasn't just their opinion,
  • 00:18:46.010 --> 00:18:47.090
  • the Bible says
  • 00:18:47.090 --> 00:18:48.060
  • it would've been shorter
  • 00:18:48.060 --> 00:18:49.210
  • if they would've
  • 00:18:49.210 --> 00:18:50.070
  • gone through Philistine country,
  • 00:18:50.070 --> 00:18:52.130
  • but they weren't
  • 00:18:52.130 --> 00:18:53.120
  • ready for war yet.
  • 00:18:55.060 --> 00:18:58.060
  • A lot of times
  • 00:18:58.060 --> 00:18:59.000
  • when God brings you
  • 00:18:59.000 --> 00:18:59.210
  • from point A to point B,
  • 00:18:59.240 --> 00:19:02.260
  • He takes you on a zigzag
  • 00:19:02.260 --> 00:19:05.110
  • because He knows --
  • 00:19:05.110 --> 00:19:06.230
  • and I don't mean
  • 00:19:06.230 --> 00:19:07.120
  • to hurt your feelings --
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  • how fragile your faith is,
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  • even if you don't.
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  • So He brings them
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  • out on a way of escape,
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  • that to them,
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  • must've seen long,
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  • but they could deal with it,
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  • they didn't complain about that.
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  • What must have seemed
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  • really weird to them,
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  • was when they heard
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  • the wheels of the chariots,
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  • the horsepower of the engines,
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  • of Pharaoh's 600
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  • chosen chariots,
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  • coming up behind them,
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  • when they thought
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  • they had left Egypt
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  • and they were done with that.
  • 00:19:46.100 --> 00:19:48.140
  • Now we're at the text,
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  • in verse 26,
  • 00:19:50.170 --> 00:19:52.100
  • where the Lord said to Moses,
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  • "Stretch out your hand..."
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  • -- I'm so excited
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  • to share this with you.
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  • God showed me something
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  • this week that was so cool,
  • 00:19:58.100 --> 00:19:59.230
  • because the first time
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  • Moses stretched out his hand,
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  • the sea parted so that
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  • the Israelites could go through,
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  • so that they could
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  • walk through what they
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  • shouldn't have been
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  • able to walk through.
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  • Now, there are some things
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  • that God did
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  • in your life this year,
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  • with a strong East wind,
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  • that if He didn't
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  • do those things,
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  • to go through.
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  • Within yourself, come on,
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  • admit it,
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  • within your own strength,
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  • with your DNA,
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  • and with your dad and your mom
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  • and their genes
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  • still kicking around
  • 00:20:36.200 --> 00:20:37.250
  • in a cage fight
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  • inside of you,
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  • you would not
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  • have gone through it,
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  • you would've stopped
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  • in the middle of it,
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  • and you would've drowned.
  • 00:20:46.150 --> 00:20:47.150
  • But one thing about God is,
  • 00:20:47.150 --> 00:20:49.110
  • He is only known
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  • by the evidence of what He does,
  • 00:20:50.270 --> 00:20:52.180
  • He is not experienced directly.
  • 00:20:52.180 --> 00:20:55.140
  • The Bible says that the reason
  • 00:20:55.140 --> 00:20:57.010
  • they went through
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  • is because the wind blew
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  • from the East
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  • and made the waters
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  • stand at attention
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  • so that the people
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  • could go through.
  • 00:21:04.090 --> 00:21:05.210
  • Now you can't see wind,
  • 00:21:05.210 --> 00:21:07.280
  • you can only see
  • 00:21:07.280 --> 00:21:08.230
  • the effects of the wind.
  • 00:21:08.230 --> 00:21:10.210
  • You asked me
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  • how I know God is real.
  • 00:21:11.060 --> 00:21:13.080
  • I can't point
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  • to His nose or His ears.
  • 00:21:13.240 --> 00:21:16.130
  • I've never heard
  • 00:21:16.130 --> 00:21:17.080
  • His audible voice.
  • 00:21:17.080 --> 00:21:18.210
  • But there are just
  • 00:21:18.210 --> 00:21:19.200
  • some things in my life,
  • 00:21:19.200 --> 00:21:21.200
  • that don't make sense
  • 00:21:21.200 --> 00:21:23.250
  • unless there was a wind blowing.
  • 00:21:24.200 --> 00:21:27.200
  • There are just some things,
  • 00:21:27.200 --> 00:21:28.120
  • how 'bout you?
  • 00:21:28.120 --> 00:21:29.110
  • There are just some things
  • 00:21:29.110 --> 00:21:32.020
  • that I went through
  • 00:21:32.020 --> 00:21:34.230
  • that I know me,
  • 00:21:34.230 --> 00:21:35.230
  • and I would not have had
  • 00:21:35.230 --> 00:21:37.240
  • the grace to go through it
  • 00:21:37.240 --> 00:21:40.010
  • if there hadn't been
  • 00:21:40.010 --> 00:21:40.290
  • - Well, I don't know
  • 00:21:49.170 --> 00:21:50.050
  • if you're like me,
  • 00:21:50.050 --> 00:21:50.230
  • but it's easy for me
  • 00:21:50.230 --> 00:21:51.170
  • to feel stuck.
  • 00:21:51.170 --> 00:21:52.290
  • Stuck in a pattern,
  • 00:21:52.290 --> 00:21:54.130
  • stuck in a way of thinking,
  • 00:21:54.130 --> 00:21:56.080
  • even stuck in a mistake.
  • 00:21:56.080 --> 00:21:57.270
  • And all of a sudden,
  • 00:21:57.270 --> 00:21:59.000
  • it feels like all the progress
  • 00:21:59.000 --> 00:22:00.130
  • I've made was for nothing,
  • 00:22:00.130 --> 00:22:01.290
  • my priorities
  • 00:22:01.290 --> 00:22:02.130
  • are out of whack.
  • 00:22:02.130 --> 00:22:03.060
  • And once you know you're stuck,
  • 00:22:03.060 --> 00:22:06.000
  • it's difficult to find
  • 00:22:06.000 --> 00:22:07.040
  • your way out because
  • 00:22:07.040 --> 00:22:08.070
  • you've lost your momentum.
  • 00:22:08.070 --> 00:22:09.140
  • And I wonder if you find
  • 00:22:09.140 --> 00:22:10.090
  • yourself stuck in an area
  • 00:22:10.090 --> 00:22:11.140
  • of your life today?
  • 00:22:11.140 --> 00:22:12.270
  • Well, I want to tell you
  • 00:22:12.270 --> 00:22:13.190
  • about this new four part
  • 00:22:13.190 --> 00:22:14.230
  • "Flip the Flow".
  • 00:22:16.090 --> 00:22:17.150
  • It's one of my favorite titles
  • 00:22:17.150 --> 00:22:18.240
  • of a series ever,
  • 00:22:18.240 --> 00:22:20.090
  • but it's also some
  • 00:22:20.090 --> 00:22:21.030
  • of my favorite teaching.
  • 00:22:21.030 --> 00:22:22.190
  • We're talking about
  • 00:22:22.190 --> 00:22:23.110
  • turning it around,
  • 00:22:23.110 --> 00:22:24.150
  • getting your momentum headed
  • 00:22:24.150 --> 00:22:25.240
  • in the right direction.
  • 00:22:25.240 --> 00:22:27.110
  • This isn't just
  • 00:22:27.110 --> 00:22:27.280
  • a collection of sermons,
  • 00:22:27.280 --> 00:22:29.060
  • it's really a resource
  • 00:22:29.060 --> 00:22:30.140
  • for change.
  • 00:22:30.140 --> 00:22:31.220
  • And I'm excited to see
  • 00:22:31.220 --> 00:22:32.240
  • how God will use this
  • 00:22:32.240 --> 00:22:34.130
  • to redirect your life.
  • 00:22:34.130 --> 00:22:36.060
  • So stop whatever you're doing
  • 00:22:36.060 --> 00:22:37.170
  • right now, call or go online
  • 00:22:37.170 --> 00:22:39.170
  • and request your copy
  • 00:22:39.170 --> 00:22:40.290
  • of "Flip the Flow".
  • 00:22:40.290 --> 00:22:42.020
  • And here's a look
  • 00:22:42.020 --> 00:22:42.200
  • - When Moses had crossed over
  • 00:22:44.100 --> 00:22:46.010
  • the Red Sea
  • 00:22:46.010 --> 00:22:47.000
  • with the nation.
  • 00:22:47.000 --> 00:22:47.270
  • He stretched his staff
  • 00:22:47.270 --> 00:22:49.130
  • back over the sea
  • 00:22:49.130 --> 00:22:51.040
  • and that sea collapsed
  • 00:22:51.040 --> 00:22:52.110
  • on their enemies.
  • 00:22:52.110 --> 00:22:53.210
  • So God said to tell you,
  • 00:22:53.210 --> 00:22:55.240
  • it's time for you,
  • 00:22:55.240 --> 00:22:57.100
  • to flip the flow.
  • 00:22:57.100 --> 00:22:58.230
  • Instead of concentrating
  • 00:22:58.230 --> 00:22:59.290
  • on all the moments
  • 00:22:59.290 --> 00:23:01.020
  • that it didn't go your way
  • 00:23:01.020 --> 00:23:02.020
  • this year.
  • 00:23:02.020 --> 00:23:03.050
  • Flip the flow.
  • 00:23:03.050 --> 00:23:04.130
  • What went right?
  • 00:23:04.130 --> 00:23:05.100
  • What did work out?
  • 00:23:05.100 --> 00:23:06.170
  • Who did stay?
  • 00:23:06.170 --> 00:23:07.250
  • How did He meet your needs?
  • 00:23:07.250 --> 00:23:09.210
  • How did he come through?
  • 00:23:09.210 --> 00:23:11.100
  • Did He come through for you?
  • 00:23:11.190 --> 00:23:14.190
  • Let's flip it
  • 00:23:14.190 --> 00:23:15.130
  • from what we went through,
  • 00:23:15.130 --> 00:23:16.290
  • to why we went through.
  • 00:23:16.290 --> 00:23:19.110
  • God said I'm about
  • 00:23:19.110 --> 00:23:20.130
  • to flip everything
  • 00:23:20.130 --> 00:23:22.020
  • that you have been through
  • 00:23:22.020 --> 00:23:23.200
  • and it is going to now be
  • 00:23:23.200 --> 00:23:24.280
  • to your advantage.
  • 00:23:24.280 --> 00:23:26.250
  • If anybody flipped
  • 00:23:26.250 --> 00:23:27.180
  • the flow it was Jesus.
  • 00:23:27.180 --> 00:23:29.150
  • Every need that you experience
  • 00:23:29.150 --> 00:23:31.060
  • in your life is pointing you
  • 00:23:31.060 --> 00:23:33.060
  • to a deeper place in God
  • 00:23:33.060 --> 00:23:34.240
  • that you can access,
  • 00:23:34.240 --> 00:23:35.290
  • a deeper place of strength,
  • 00:23:35.290 --> 00:23:37.090
  • a deeper place of confidence.
  • 00:23:37.090 --> 00:23:39.000
  • If your help comes from Him,
  • 00:23:39.140 --> 00:23:42.140
  • you can predict in advance
  • 00:23:42.140 --> 00:23:45.030
  • how this comes out.
  • 00:23:45.030 --> 00:23:48.010
  • Even before I go through
  • 00:23:48.010 --> 00:23:49.100
  • the trial, I know
  • 00:23:49.100 --> 00:23:50.290
  • how this comes out
  • 00:23:50.290 --> 00:23:52.050
  • because he who began
  • 00:23:52.050 --> 00:23:53.240
  • a good work in me
  • 00:23:53.240 --> 00:23:56.030
  • will be faithful
  • 00:23:56.030 --> 00:23:57.200
  • to complete it.
  • 00:23:57.200 --> 00:23:59.070
  • Come on, let's flip it.
  • 00:23:59.070 --> 00:24:01.040
  • - ANNOUNCER: This could be
  • 00:24:04.000 --> 00:24:04.200
  • the momentum shift you need.
  • 00:24:04.200 --> 00:24:06.110
  • You're only one change away
  • 00:24:06.110 --> 00:24:07.090
  • from the life you desire.
  • 00:24:07.090 --> 00:24:09.130
  • Call or go online
  • 00:24:09.130 --> 00:24:10.060
  • now to receive your copy
  • 00:24:10.060 --> 00:24:11.090
  • - Come, Holy Spirit
  • 00:24:16.020 --> 00:24:19.020
  • Dry bones, awaken
  • 00:24:19.130 --> 00:24:22.130
  • The Lord is in this place
  • 00:24:22.270 --> 00:24:25.270
  • Not for a minute
  • 00:24:30.130 --> 00:24:33.130
  • Was I forsaken
  • 00:24:33.260 --> 00:24:36.260
  • The Lord is in this place
  • 00:24:36.260 --> 00:24:39.120
  • Oh
  • 00:24:39.120 --> 00:24:40.120
  • The Lord is in this place
  • 00:24:40.290 --> 00:24:43.290
  • Come, Holy Spirit
  • 00:24:44.150 --> 00:24:47.150
  • Dry bones, awaken
  • 00:24:47.280 --> 00:24:50.280
  • The Lord is in this place
  • 00:24:51.140 --> 00:24:54.140
  • The Lord is in this place
  • 00:24:56.130 --> 00:24:59.130
  • - "This telephone
  • 00:25:39.010 --> 00:25:39.220
  • has too many shortcomings
  • 00:25:39.220 --> 00:25:40.290
  • to be seriously considered
  • 00:25:40.290 --> 00:25:42.060
  • as a means of communication.
  • 00:25:42.060 --> 00:25:44.000
  • The device is inherently
  • 00:25:44.000 --> 00:25:45.090
  • of no value to us."
  • 00:25:45.090 --> 00:25:46.270
  • -- Western Union,
  • 00:25:46.270 --> 00:25:47.250
  • - "The horse is here to stay,
  • 00:25:50.250 --> 00:25:52.080
  • but the automobile is only
  • 00:25:52.080 --> 00:25:53.160
  • a novelty, a fad."
  • 00:25:53.160 --> 00:25:55.130
  • -- President of
  • 00:25:55.130 --> 00:25:55.280
  • the Michigan Savings Bank
  • 00:25:55.280 --> 00:25:57.040
  • - "Television won't last
  • 00:26:02.010 --> 00:26:03.000
  • because people will soon
  • 00:26:03.000 --> 00:26:03.290
  • get tired of staring
  • 00:26:03.290 --> 00:26:05.060
  • at a plywood box every night."
  • 00:26:05.060 --> 00:26:07.010
  • -- Darryl Zanuck, movie producer
  • 00:26:07.010 --> 00:26:08.160
  • - -- my whole, entire family;
  • 00:26:10.220 --> 00:26:11.190
  • - "There's no reason
  • 00:26:13.140 --> 00:26:14.040
  • for any individual
  • 00:26:14.040 --> 00:26:15.110
  • to have a computer in his home."
  • 00:26:15.110 --> 00:26:17.080
  • -- World Future Society
  • 00:26:17.080 --> 00:26:18.070
  • - Throughout the years,
  • 00:26:21.190 --> 00:26:22.240
  • people have made
  • 00:26:22.240 --> 00:26:23.150
  • some pretty inaccurate
  • 00:26:23.150 --> 00:26:24.210
  • assumptions.
  • 00:26:24.210 --> 00:26:26.220
  • Technologies that were only
  • 00:26:26.220 --> 00:26:27.260
  • supposed to be an expensive fad
  • 00:26:27.260 --> 00:26:29.280
  • have shaped an entire society.
  • 00:26:30.120 --> 00:26:33.120
  • It is our main form
  • 00:26:33.120 --> 00:26:34.120
  • of communication,
  • 00:26:34.120 --> 00:26:36.150
  • of connecting
  • 00:26:36.150 --> 00:26:36.280
  • with like-minded people,
  • 00:26:36.280 --> 00:26:39.190
  • of bettering ourselves,
  • 00:26:39.190 --> 00:26:41.190
  • of bettering our communities,
  • 00:26:42.060 --> 00:26:45.060
  • it connects us in ways
  • 00:26:45.060 --> 00:26:46.060
  • - Hey, daddy,
  • 00:26:50.000 --> 00:26:50.160
  • - Hey, daddy,
  • 00:26:54.090 --> 00:26:54.230
  • - Hey, Mom,
  • 00:26:56.270 --> 00:26:57.100
  • [gasping]
  • 00:27:00.160 --> 00:27:01.090
  • - We aren't just limited
  • 00:27:02.110 --> 00:27:03.070
  • - -- take their first ride
  • 00:27:05.010 --> 00:27:06.050
  • into space.
  • 00:27:06.050 --> 00:27:07.070
  • Aerodynamic structure,
  • 00:27:07.070 --> 00:27:08.150
  • - Industries thrive
  • 00:27:11.100 --> 00:27:12.030
  • on the ability
  • 00:27:12.030 --> 00:27:12.250
  • to utilize technology
  • 00:27:12.250 --> 00:27:14.100