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The Contrast: Self Effort vs. Rest Part 2

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December 27, 2019
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Creflo Dollar

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The Contrast: Self Effort vs. Rest Part 2

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  • by the partners and friends of Creflo Dollar Ministries.
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  • Creflo Dollar: The privilege and the honor of living under
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  • the covenant of grace is that we're no longer sweating
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  • or depending on our self effort to try to get it done.
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  • Jesus got it done.
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  • We've got to now believe it, receive it, and say thank you.
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  • female announcer: Calling all radical women.
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  • It's that time again to celebrate an infinite God
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  • who declares your worth.
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  • Join Pastor Taffi Dollar, Dr. DeeDee Freeman, Laura Pickett,
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  • Sarah Jakes Roberts, and special musical guests: Maranda Curtis,
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  • Damita Chandler, and Todd Dulaney.
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  • Register today at TAFFIDOLLAR.ORG.
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  • This is your world
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  • so lets vow to make it a better place.
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  • Let every heart that needs to know
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  • your love is here to stay.
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  • Oh, it's time we live a new life.
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  • Oh, let his Son shine bright in you.
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  • Oh, we're saved by his grace.
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  • So we embrace your love today.
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  • We are changed.
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  • Creflo: Hebrews chapter 4, verse 10.
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  • Let's go ahead and get started now.
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  • So we're talking about stepping away from self effort and
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  • stepping into the rest and the confidence of what Jesus
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  • has already done.
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  • The rest, the confidence, and the peace
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  • of what Jesus has already done.
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  • Chidi, go in the back and get me two $100 bills out of my wallet.
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  • Two $200 bills.
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  • No matter how many times I do this illustration, it really
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  • nails it home as far as, you know, do you really believe what
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  • Jesus has done versus you working real hard to try to do
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  • something to get him to do it.
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  • I am telling you right now, listen to me, your healing
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  • was finished 2000 years ago so if you get sick today,
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  • healing's in the medicine cabinet, done, okay?
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  • Your deliverance has already been done and finished
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  • 2000 years ago.
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  • Your deliverance is already done, okay?
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  • But what's happening?
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  • It's like, today, people are still trying to do something
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  • to get what's already done instead of just taking it.
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  • Are you listening to me?
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  • It's already a finished work.
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  • When Jesus was on the cross, he said, "It is finished."
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  • And you know what the church is doing?
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  • "I don't believe it. I don't believe it.
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  • I got to add to that. He said it's finished.
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  • I got to add to that."
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  • And you keep trying to do stuff that's already been done.
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  • The awesomeness of living under this new covenant
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  • is living by faith in what you--what he said is finished.
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  • So when something occurs in my life, I just go back to the
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  • finished works of Jesus Christ and I just believe
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  • that it's a done deal, that it's already done.
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  • All right, do we--are there teenagers in here today?
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  • Yeah, you're all up nice.
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  • Okay, I need a guy who's a teenager,
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  • your initials are AB. AB.
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  • Is--are your initials AB?
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  • Are you a teenager?
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  • I can't see you.
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  • If you're a teenager and your initials are AB, come here.
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  • If you are a teenager and your initials--is
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  • your--you're waving at me.
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  • Are you a teenager?
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  • If your initials are AB, come here.
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  • Okay, so you're not--your initials are not AB.
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  • You got some teen leaders sitting back there?
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  • Send me two people up here that are teenagers
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  • that look like they broke.
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  • I ain't got time to go through all this.
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  • No, no, no, no, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa,
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  • no, no, no, not today,* no.
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  • You have to be sent.
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  • Did they send you?
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  • C'mon.
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  • All right, did they send you?
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  • You sent 'em?
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  • Oh, okay, c'mon.
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  • All right, they don't look they're--she don't
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  • look like she broke.
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  • female: It's Sunday. You gotta look nice on Sunday.
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  • Creflo: Okay, oh, yeah, y'all face them.
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  • All right, now.
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  • All right, do you agree with me--you get on this side.
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  • We're gonna do--at a time. You stay right there.
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  • Do you agree with me that this is already finished?
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  • female: Yeah.
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  • Creflo: It's already manufactured, right?
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  • female: Uh-huh.
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  • Creflo: There's--is there anything that needs to be done
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  • to this in order for it to be a $100 bill?
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  • female: No.
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  • Creflo: All right, so what happens is, could you use $100?
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  • female: Yeah.
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  • Creflo: Okay, so this is already finished, right?
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  • It's a done deal. It really is, right?
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  • female: Yeah.
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  • Creflo: You--do you believe it's done?
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  • female: Yes, it's finished.
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  • Creflo: It's finished, right? Okay, so.
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  • Pause.
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  • She represents most of the church right now.
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  • Yeah, we agree, oh, yeah, it's finished.
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  • Mm-hm, yeah, it's done. Oh, yes, I believe it.
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  • Do you need it? Oh yes, amen.
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  • But she is no better for none of that.
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  • Because here it sits and she's still in need.
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  • All right, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, just pause.
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  • And we laugh and we shout, "Oh, praise the Lord," but you still
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  • ain't--you still ain't got the $100 that's finished.
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  • She finally got it. It's finished.
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  • And that's what we do at church.
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  • You know, do you believe that I'm healed?
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  • Mm-hm.
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  • Do you believe that Jesus healed you?
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  • Yes, it's done.
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  • Okay, but you ain't gonna get none of it until you what?
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  • All right, now, so hopefully, you just saw what we did, right?
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  • female: Yes.
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  • Creflo: You saw the whole thing we just went through, right?
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  • female: Yes.
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  • Creflo: Okay, could you use $100?
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  • female: Yes.
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  • Creflo: [laughing]
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  • female: Thank you.
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  • Creflo: Okay, all right, hold on, hold on.
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  • 'Cause she did something. She did something.
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  • She took it, then she said, "Thank you."
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  • What? What?
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  • She took it and she said, "Thank you."
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  • That's what you need to do.
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  • Quit begging him, quit begging him.
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  • Take it and thank him.
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  • All right, ladies, thank you all so very much.
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  • [congregation applauding]
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  • Creflo: That's basically what we're supposed to be doing.
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  • We're supposed to be taking, thank you, taking, thank you.
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  • But we're sitting there, like, "Huh? I wonder."
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  • See, when teenagers in the room you've got to get some money
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  • to waken them up.
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  • --I ain't serious enough.
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  • Talking about, "Gimme some."
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  • The privilege and the honor of living under the covenant
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  • of grace is that we're no longer sweating
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  • or depending on our self effort to try to get it done.
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  • Jesus got it done.
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  • We've got to now believe it, receive it, and say thank you.
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  • Believe it, receive it, say that out loud.
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  • Believe it, receive it, thank you.
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  • If you're sick, believe it, receive it, and thank you.
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  • Need a job? He's provided everything.
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  • Believe it, receive it, thank you.
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  • So what's the rest of your life?
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  • Your rest of your life is walking
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  • like you already have it.
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  • So somebody asks you, say, "Well, you know, well,
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  • I heard you dying of cancer."
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  • You say, "Oh, no, I believe I received healing that's already
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  • been done and I just been thanking God, hallelujah."
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  • Don't sit up there and agree with them, amen?
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  • Now, let's look at what it means to rest.
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  • Hebrews chapter 4, verses 1 through 11.
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  • Let's start off at verse 1.
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  • I'll try to move a little quicker to get here.
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  • He said, "Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left of us
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  • entering into his rest," entering into his rest.
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  • Now when I say, "entering into his rest," the word "rest"
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  • doesn't mean inactivity.
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  • I'm not talking to you about being inactive,
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  • don't do nothing.
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  • I come to you and say, "Are you resting in the truth that you
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  • believe you receive a job?"
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  • "Yeah, that's why I'm home.
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  • I ain't gonna do nothing but just stay in the bed all day
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  • and--" That is not what he's talking about.
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  • It doesn't mean rest from work. It means rest in work.
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  • In other words, you doing what you have to do
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  • but you're not stressing and worrying about anything.
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  • Resting in work. It doesn't mean inactivity.
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  • A lot of Christians think,
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  • "Well, you just don't do nothing."
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  • No, no, no, no, no.
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  • You know, Paul said, "I did more than all of the disciples did,"
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  • but he did it in rest and not in stress.
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  • You work in rest. And so he goes on here.
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  • He says, verse 2--in verse 2 he says, "For unto us was the
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  • gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word--the word
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  • preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith
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  • in them that heard it."
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  • I know this was referring to the gospel of the New Testament.
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  • Number one, it requires faith.
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  • The law doesn't require any faith, okay?
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  • And when you hear the word, when you hear the good news, the
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  • almost too good to be true news about what Jesus has done, he
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  • says, "Now, will you appropriate or take possession of that with
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  • your faith," and the problem here is that they heard it
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  • preached but they didn't mix it with faith.
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  • They didn't receive it. They didn't believe it.
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  • Verse 3, he says, "For we which have believed
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  • do enter into the rest."
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  • There it is. There it is.
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  • I believe it. I believe it.
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  • Now, this is amazing Scripture 'cause he said,
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  • "For the man that believes enters into the rest."
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  • So the authenticity of my belief is going
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  • to be determined by my rest.
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  • See, you're gonna have to really judge yourself
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  • where this is concerned and say, "You know what?
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  • Let me see.
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  • Am I in stress? Or am I at rest?
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  • Oh, I believe I receive that I'm the righteousness of God.
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  • Well, am I in stress or rest?
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  • I believe I receive that I'm healed.
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  • Am I in stress or rest?
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  • Am I in stress or rest?"
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  • The spirit of ease that comes over you, rather than the spirit
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  • of dis-ease that comes over you.
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  • And what the enemy wants to do is to bring about dis-ease in
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  • your emotions and he wants to trans that dis-easement
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  • in your emotions into disease in your physical body.
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  • But it becomes difficult for the enemy to do anything
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  • when you walk in a spirit of ease and rest
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  • in what Jesus has already done.
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  • I believe that your peace is your most valuable asset so you
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  • gotta make sure you're not spending your peace on somebody
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  • else's drama 'cause stuff happen when you let your peace go.
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  • And you gotta be careful of social media.
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  • I mean, you know, it can be used for good but it can also be used
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  • for bullying, and it can be used for shaming and you can wake up
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  • in the morning in the joy of the Lord and go get your phone and
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  • get on social media and somebody cussing you out,
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  • and you let--you let the comments rob you of your peace.
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  • You spent your peace on somebody's written comment
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  • that you can't even see.
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  • I remember when the Lord told me that and that just described me,
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  • I'm like, "Oh, praise the Lord, thank you, having a good day
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  • looking at this."
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  • And like, "You--" He said, "It's your fault.
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  • You go there and spend your peace."
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  • Whose drama are you still spending your peace on?
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  • That's why you get tired of that.
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  • You get tired of the same old drama coming and trying to take
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  • your peace and you keep paying for it.
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  • Sometimes you just gotta say, "You know what?
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  • Hey, bro, hear you but this is too expensive for my peace."
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  • When you have to--when you have to spend your peace,
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  • it's too expensive.
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  • And some of y'all came to church this morning, you,
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  • "Let me go to church so maybe I'll feel better."
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  • And then you're gonna walk outta here
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  • and spend your peace again on something.
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  • It's too expensive. It's too expensive.
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  • When is it too expensive?
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  • When it costs you your peace.
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  • That's when you know it's too expensive.
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  • You can't afford that.
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  • Somebody's drama or you dating somebody
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  • and they always got some drama in their life.
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  • Your toxic relationship.
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  • You can't even pick out when it's toxic.
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  • You got--you're in love with something and it's toxic.
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  • You spending your peace every hour for that person.
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  • Let that person go. That's not for you.
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  • You--it's too expensive.
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  • That relationship costs too much.
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  • You talking about monetarily?
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  • No, I'm talking about your peace.
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  • When it gets down to any relationship that you gotta
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  • spend your peace on, that's too expensive.
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  • I gotta let you go.
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  • You're cute but you're not cute enough for my salvation
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  • but I gotta let you go.
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  • All the young folks say, "Facts."
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  • Wow, and so he says, "For we which have believed
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  • do enter into rest."
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  • Right now, let's make a decision to do that.
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  • Say, "Father, I believe, and right now I enter
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  • into the rest of what you have done.
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  • Now, from this point on, everything around you gon' try
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  • to pull you out of that rest.
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  • And now comes the labor part that I have to labor
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  • to stay at rest.
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  • I got to labor to keep my peace.
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  • Some folks, you look at 'em, calling on your phone.
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  • "I don't know why they keep calling me."
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  • Well, get a revelation on block. The anointing of block.
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  • You ain't gotta put up that.
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  • Some of y'all wanna--some of y'all like spending your peace.
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  • Some of y'all, yeah, some of y'all like drama.
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  • Some of y'all love drama. Y'all just love it.
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  • Just love drama.
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  • Look at the little--what's the show
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  • where they had all the real--reality show.
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  • It ain't nothin' but--it ain't but--it's just a bunch of drama
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  • and y'all love drama.
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  • I don't know how you love drama. I don't like drama.
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  • I don't like be around drama.
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  • If I see drama come, I don't like that.
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  • I would rather be by myself for years than have to deal
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  • with somebody's drama all the time.
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  • But that ain't love.
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  • Whatever.
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  • I ain't spending my peace on that stuff.
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  • Now, you can debate on what's love and what's not love
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  • but I am not--I can't do that 'cause you be and kill me
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  • and then wait on the next pastor and kill him too.
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  • I can't do that.
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  • "What other pastor?"
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  • "Well, he died three months ago. Well, who are you?"
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  • Yeah, no, I ain't doing that one.
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  • You ain't killing me.
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  • I ain't gonna be--looking all old, crippled like this.
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  • I ain't doing none of that.
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  • That ain't happening.
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  • A hundred years old, gonna be still standing up here,
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  • "What's up, boy? What's up?
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  • What's up?"
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  • Ha, ha, ha, glory to God.
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  • Still playing cops and robbers at home, me and Taffi.
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  • We'll be a little slower, but we still do it but we--hallelujah,
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  • glory be to God.
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  • Everybody lift your hands up, just like this and do this.
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  • Say, "I receive peace."
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  • And walk out of here peaceful.
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  • Let that stuff roll off your back,
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  • just like water off a duck's back.
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  • Let it go. Let it go.
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  • Sometimes, God's trying to show you something
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  • but you got too much static in your mind.
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  • There's too much going on.
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  • You can't hardly hear 'cause you got all that junk going on,
  • 00:18:26.060 --> 00:18:28.200
  • thinking about who said what, when they said, what--how come
  • 00:18:28.210 --> 00:18:30.160
  • they didn't say this, what they did, does that mean--
  • 00:18:30.170 --> 00:18:32.190
  • show up and I don't understand why they do that.
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  • That's stupid, that's crazy.
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  • And God's trying to get a little word in
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  • and he can't get nothing in.
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  • It's not that you can't hear from him.
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  • You're just too occupied with all that other junk.
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  • All right, "For--" I done read this about three or four times.
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  • "For we which have believed do enter into the rest as he said,
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  • as I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest:
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  • although the works were finished from the foundations
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  • of the world."
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  • Verse 4, he says, "For he spake in a certain place
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  • of the seventh day on this wise, and God did rest
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  • the seventh day from all his works."
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  • Now, it's so important that, yeah, okay,
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  • God rest the seventh day.
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  • He was demonstrating something but the Sabbath--the Sabbath
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  • was a shadow of the reality which is Jesus.
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  • In the Old Testament you read it as the Sabbath day.
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  • That was the day that they took rest.
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  • We're not talking about a day.
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  • Colossians talks about the reality of the Sabbath.
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  • The Old Testament was a shadow of the reality of Jesus.
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  • Basically, everything leads to Jesus.
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  • Now I'm saying all of that because Jesus is our Sabbath.
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  • We find rest in him. Oh, praise God.
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  • You find rest in Jesus and what he has done and what he means.
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  • That's why we take Communion.
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  • We do this in remembrance of him.
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  • We find rest in what he's already finished.
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  • We find rest in what's already done.
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  • Jesus is my Sabbath.
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  • He's my rest.
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  • You ain't gonna find rest in Muhammad.
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  • You ain't gonna find rest in Buddha.
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  • But you will find rest in Jesus.
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  • Let's find that rest today, amen?
  • 00:20:34.160 --> 00:20:36.210
  • Go down to verse 9 and 10, Hebrews 4:9-10.
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  • He says, "There remaineth therefore a rest
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  • to the people of God."
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  • Verse 10: "For he that is entered into his rest, he also
  • 00:20:45.080 --> 00:20:52.080
  • has ceased from his own works, as God did from his."
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  • You're not going to enter into the rest operating by the law.
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  • As long as you continue to try to perform, to try to get God to
  • 00:21:04.290 --> 00:21:08.140
  • do something, you're not gonna enter into that rest.
  • 00:21:08.150 --> 00:21:11.120
  • As long as you feel like, "I got to do this in order for God
  • 00:21:11.130 --> 00:21:15.130
  • to do that," you haven't entered into that rest.
  • 00:21:15.140 --> 00:21:18.290
  • As long as you feel like, you know, you've got to go on a fast
  • 00:21:19.000 --> 00:21:22.230
  • ten days every month in order for God to bless you or anoint
  • 00:21:22.240 --> 00:21:25.250
  • you, you have not entered into that rest.
  • 00:21:25.260 --> 00:21:29.290
  • You know, I thank God that in this new covenant we can enter
  • 00:21:30.000 --> 00:21:33.180
  • into a rest and find rest in what Jesus has already done.
  • 00:21:33.190 --> 00:21:38.250
  • But there's still too many Christians sweating like
  • 00:21:38.260 --> 00:21:41.020
  • sinners, trying to get the job done.
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  • I prophesy over this church today sweatless victories.
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  • Ah, you hear what I said?
  • 00:21:52.220 --> 00:21:54.080
  • You're gonna start walking in victories that you didn't have
  • 00:21:54.090 --> 00:21:56.210
  • to sweat to get.
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  • Your days of sweating are over.
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  • Why?
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  • Because you can find rest in Jesus and you can find rest
  • 00:22:05.170 --> 00:22:09.040
  • in what he has already done, amen.
  • 00:22:09.050 --> 00:22:13.080
  • Some of y'all are gonna find out you're not gonna need that
  • 00:22:13.090 --> 00:22:15.000
  • Tylenol when you get home today, amen?
  • 00:22:15.010 --> 00:22:20.070
  • Now, let's look at Joshua 24:13, Deuteronomy 6 and 10.
  • 00:22:20.080 --> 00:22:24.260
  • Now, somehow, in teaching the law that came by Moses,
  • 00:22:24.270 --> 00:22:30.100
  • we were convinced that God needs you to do your part in order
  • 00:22:30.110 --> 00:22:37.270
  • for him to do his part.
  • 00:22:37.280 --> 00:22:40.200
  • And so we came up with this little slogan.
  • 00:22:40.210 --> 00:22:43.160
  • Well, no, and some people still think it's in the Bible.
  • 00:22:43.170 --> 00:22:46.160
  • "Well, Brother Dollar, God helps those who helps themselves."
  • 00:22:46.170 --> 00:22:49.210
  • That ain't in the Bible. That ain't in the Bible.
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  • God doesn't help those who helps themselves.
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  • God helps those who need help.
  • 00:22:56.290 --> 00:23:02.150
  • "Well, where did that saying come from?"
  • 00:23:02.160 --> 00:23:04.020
  • You've heard me over and over and over again: Benjamin
  • 00:23:04.030 --> 00:23:05.200
  • Franklin said that.
  • 00:23:05.210 --> 00:23:08.230
  • See, we mix stuff like that and then talking about,
  • 00:23:08.240 --> 00:23:10.150
  • "The Bible said that."
  • 00:23:10.160 --> 00:23:12.020
  • We take songs and it's not even Scripture and say,
  • 00:23:12.030 --> 00:23:13.270
  • "The Bible said that."
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  • So now listen to this very carefully here now.
  • 00:23:16.130 --> 00:23:20.270
  • I'm gonna show you two places where God did stuff
  • 00:23:20.280 --> 00:23:23.020
  • and he didn't need them.
  • 00:23:23.030 --> 00:23:24.160
  • He did it anyway.
  • 00:23:24.170 --> 00:23:27.110
  • Verse 13, he says, "And I have given you a land for which you
  • 00:23:27.120 --> 00:23:30.260
  • did not labor," so they got land without laboring, "cities which
  • 00:23:30.270 --> 00:23:37.040
  • you built not, and you dwell in them; vineyards and oliveyards
  • 00:23:37.050 --> 00:23:44.080
  • which you--you didn't even plant them," but God said,
  • 00:23:44.090 --> 00:23:49.050
  • "I did it without your labor."
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  • Oh, man, look at Deuteronomy 6 and 10 through 13.
  • 00:23:53.010 --> 00:23:58.020
  • See, let this really build your faith up.
  • 00:23:58.030 --> 00:24:01.150
  • Let this build your faith up that God will do things in your
  • 00:24:01.160 --> 00:24:07.240
  • life that you will not be able to give credit to your labor.
  • 00:24:07.250 --> 00:24:14.220
  • In fact, while you are sitting here this morning
  • 00:24:14.230 --> 00:24:17.050
  • minding your own business
  • 00:24:17.060 --> 00:24:18.270
  • God is doing something that you won't be able
  • 00:24:18.280 --> 00:24:21.280
  • to take credit for.
  • 00:24:21.290 --> 00:24:24.140
  • Some of y'all out of town
  • 00:24:24.150 --> 00:24:25.240
  • When you get home you'll find that Jesus has done something
  • 00:24:25.250 --> 00:24:29.080
  • that you didn't even know was going on, praise God.
  • 00:24:29.090 --> 00:24:32.140
  • And the only thing left for you to do is give him the praise.
  • 00:24:32.150 --> 00:24:35.070
  • You got to praise,
  • 00:24:35.080 --> 00:24:36.170
  • you can't sit around and take credit for it.
  • 00:24:36.180 --> 00:24:38.030
  • See, under the law, you boast.
  • 00:24:38.040 --> 00:24:41.240
  • But when Jesus did it, there is no boasting.
  • 00:24:41.250 --> 00:24:46.260
  • Verse 10, "It shall be, when the Lord thy God
  • 00:24:46.270 --> 00:24:49.250
  • shall have brought thee into the land which he swore
  • 00:24:49.260 --> 00:24:53.070
  • unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob,
  • 00:24:53.080 --> 00:24:56.290
  • and to give them great and goodly cities."
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  • To give them goodly cities.
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  • To give them goodly cities.
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  • See, I gotta get somebody to believe that today.
  • 00:25:07.100 --> 00:25:10.230
  • See, God trying to do some stuff,
  • 00:25:10.240 --> 00:25:12.040
  • he's just needs to get somebody to believe it.
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  • is a wrong form of meditation?
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  • uncertainty and doubt.
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  • Creflo: I am too blessed to be complaining
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  • and worried about this.
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  • It's gonna be all right.
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