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The Power of Positive Confession

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June 21, 2019
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Ever Increasing Faith with Fred K. Price

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The Power of Positive Confession

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  • Apostle Price: Welcome to "Ever Increasing Faith."
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  • Dr. Betty Price: Grow in godliness.
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  • Frederick K. Price, Jr.: We walk by faith, not by sight.
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  • With the power of faith, you can do the impossible
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  • With the power of faith, you can live a victorious life
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  • changing one life after another
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  • from burned-out hopes to gleaming joy
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  • With the power of faith, you can change your life
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  • Let the power of faith transform your life
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  • Betty: Hi, everyone.
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  • It's Dr. Betty and I have a real treat for you.
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  • Apostle Price teaches Tuesday Bible studies here
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  • at Crenshaw Christian Center.
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  • And we've decided to share some of these
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  • awesome lesson series with you.
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  • We need your faithful financial support to keep
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  • "Ever Increasing Faith" on the air and online
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  • and we stand in agreement with you
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  • for the return on your good seed sown into this good ground.
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  • And now, let's join Apostle Price.
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  • Apostle Price: All right, all right, all right.
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  • Proverbs chapter 18.
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  • And we'll look again at our foundational Scripture,
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  • Proverbs 18.
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  • If you have it, say, "I have it."
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  • All right, verse 21.
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  • There it is again: "Death and life are in the power
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  • of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit."
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  • So speaking word does produce some kind of fruit in your life,
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  • positive or negative.
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  • And the good news is, the exciting news is,
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  • we control it because we should have control of our tongue.
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  • We should be in control of what we say and so consequently,
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  • based upon the premise or the principles that God
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  • has enunciated in his Word, it says that "death and life are
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  • in the power of the tongue," not in the power of God,
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  • not in the power of the Holy Spirit,
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  • not in the power of chance, but in the power of the tongue.
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  • So we can, as I have been saying,
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  • we can speak life to our life or we can speak death to our life.
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  • And I always like to emphasize this aspect and that is
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  • that what we say has a cumulative effect,
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  • meaning it's not just one, for instance,
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  • negative statement that's gonna change your destiny necessarily
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  • but it's a pattern.
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  • It's a lifestyle.
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  • It's what we find ourselves doing over time that builds up
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  • a deficit or a profit.
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  • So we were talking last time about the things
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  • that we have-- we need to confess.
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  • We've been looking at what we are in Christ,
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  • where we are in Christ, what we possess in Christ,
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  • and what we can do in Christ.
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  • And all of these things are a part of our covenant benefits.
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  • And though benefits have been provided for us,
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  • we will never personally experience them until,
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  • first of all, we know them and then make application
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  • of them in our lives.
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  • Again, then, we control that.
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  • So we were talking last time about what we possess in Christ.
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  • This has to do with what could be called our inheritance.
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  • We have actually inherited something as a result
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  • of what Jesus did at Calvary and then, of course,
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  • the Resurrection and the Ascension to the Father.
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  • So we need to know our inheritance and then we need
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  • to begin to confess our inheritance.
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  • I don't know how it works.
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  • I mean, I don't know how it works,
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  • I don't know why it works.
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  • Why is it necessary to say anything;
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  • why can't I just think it?
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  • But apparently it says, "Death and life are in the power
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  • of the tongue," not in the power of the mind.
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  • Not in the power of the thoughts.
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  • So I figure it's best to go with the flow since that's
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  • what he enunciated in his Word.
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  • So we're talking about our inheritance.
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  • Satan keeps most Christians in bondage,
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  • to some degree at least, because they do not know or claim
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  • what belongs to them as a result of their inheritance in Christ.
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  • As a consequence, they have allowed the enemy to usurp
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  • their rights and privileges and to rob them of their healing,
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  • health, joy, and peace.
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  • I know it did me for 17 years. My wife and I, we didn't know.
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  • The churches we went to didn't tell us anything about that
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  • we had inherited anything.
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  • Everything was about miss hell when you die,
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  • go to heaven, be with the Lord.
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  • I mean, that was it.
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  • Thank God we'll walk through the Pearly Gates and talk to Peter,
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  • James, and John about how we got over.
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  • But in this life it was, like, catch as catch can, you know?
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  • Just do the best you can.
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  • But that's not Bible truth.
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  • Okay, they think, as I've just pointed out,
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  • that every blessing is coming in the future but nothing for now.
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  • I think we looked at this before but I wanna briefly go over
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  • them again.
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  • 1 Corinthians chapter 3.
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  • 1 Corinthians chapter 3, our inheritance.
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  • We have an inheritance but if you don't know you have it
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  • you can't take advantage of it.
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  • And if you don't know the procedures to take advantage
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  • of it you can still legally have been blessed with an inheritance
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  • but can't get any benefit out of it.
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  • Chapter 3, 1 Corinthians chapter 3.
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  • If you have it, say, "I have it."
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  • Okay, verse 21: "Therefore let no one boast in men.
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  • For all things are yours: whether Paul or Apollos
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  • or Cephas," Peter, "or the world or life or death,
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  • or things present or things to come--some are yours."
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  • audience: All.
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  • Apostle Price: "A few are yours."
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  • audience: All.
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  • Apostle Price: "All are yours.
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  • And you are Christ's, and Christ is God's."
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  • Look at Psalm 115.
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  • I know we looked at these before.
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  • I just wanna briefly go over them to reemphasize them.
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  • Psalm 115. Psalm 115.
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  • Okay, here we go, here we go, here we go.
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  • Psalm 115.
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  • If you have it, say, "I have it."
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  • All right, look at verse 16.
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  • It says: "The heavens, even the heavens,
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  • are the Lord's; but the earth He has given to the children
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  • of men."
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  • So this earth belongs to us.
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  • All right, Genesis 1:26.
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  • Well, we know this is the one--
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  • you don't even have to go there.
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  • God spoke it into existence.
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  • "Let us make man in our image. Give them dominion."
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  • So we have some dominion, all right, in this earth realm.
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  • Not in heaven, but in this earth realm.
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  • All right, Philippians 4:19.
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  • I think you probably already know that one: "My God."
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  • Philippians 4:19: "But my God shall supply all your need
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  • according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus."
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  • But he doesn't--he doesn't do that apart from our first of all
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  • cooperating with the principles that he has set in motion.
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  • That's legally a truth.
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  • But it doesn't happen without our cooperation.
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  • Because if that were true then there would be no Christians
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  • on planet earth that would go with their needs unmet.
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  • But they do.
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  • I went to buy something in a store just the other day
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  • and this lady walked up to me in the parking lot,
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  • Christian, knew me, knew my daughter,
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  • one of my daughters.
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  • Called her by name. But she had a need.
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  • They asked me for money.
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  • I said, "Why you need money?" She said, "Well, I'm hungry."
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  • So I gave her money but I'm just saying she's a Christian.
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  • I didn't ask her for money.
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  • How come?
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  • Because of knowing the things I'm telling you and operating
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  • in them over the years.
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  • There was a time I needed to ask him, like,
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  • "Give me some money, honey, quick."
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  • I'm serious.
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  • All right, Ephesians 1:3.
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  • Let's look at that quickly and then we'll move on
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  • to fresh material.
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  • Here we go, here we go, here we go.
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  • Ephesians 1 and 3.
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  • If you have it, say, "I have it."
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  • All right, "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord
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  • Jesus Christ, who has," not thinking about but if he's--
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  • "who has" means it's already done.
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  • "Who has blessed us with," not cursed us but blessed us
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  • with "every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places
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  • in Christ Jesus."
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  • I never thought about this before 'cause we looked at it
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  • when we went through this last time together.
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  • But in over the years I've looked at it but that's
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  • why I always tell you just keep reading the Word even though you
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  • go over the same thing, the same thing, the same thing,
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  • God's Word is forever pregnant and it constantly gives birth
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  • to new facets of revelation,
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  • things that you didn't see before.
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  • All the years I've been reading this, 40-what, 3?
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  • Forty-three years? Yeah, about 43 years.
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  • I never saw this before. It's amazing.
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  • He says, verse 3, "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord
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  • Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing
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  • in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus."
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  • Well, we're not in heaven, we're here on earth.
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  • So if you think about it, why is he blessing us
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  • with spiritual blessing?
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  • My rent is not spiritual, it's physical.
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  • Taxes are not spiritual, they're physical.
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  • Who has, not who is blessing but who "has blessed us
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  • with all spiritual blessings in the heavenly places in Christ."
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  • I need some physical blessings.
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  • But we have to understand that everything physical was first of
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  • all spiritual in the mind of God because based upon what we
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  • found out in the book of Genesis that said: "And God said,
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  • 'Let there be.'"
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  • Before God said, "Let there be," be wasn't.
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  • It wasn't there.
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  • So since God is a spirit then it all started out in the spirit
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  • world and was transferred
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  • into the physical three-dimensional world.
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  • So everything we need, [coughing] excuse me,
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  • that's physical was first of all in the mind of God spiritual.
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  • And it's through our faith and our confession of the Word,
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  • speaking life to our life instead of death to our life,
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  • somehow, I don't know, I'm just glad it worked,
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  • it converts that spiritual into physical, okay?
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  • So "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
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  • who has blessed us with every spiritual," not with some,
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  • not with the major ones.
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  • "Every," wow, "spiritual blessing in the heavenly places
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  • in Christ," because again, that's the point of origin but
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  • it's manifested in the three-dimensional physical world
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  • by our obedience to act on his Word.
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  • And that Word is voice activated.
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  • We speak it into existence.
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  • All right, all of these provisions that we just looked
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  • at and blessings are available to the extent that we are
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  • willing to press through by faith and confess that
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  • they are ours now.
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  • I've pointed this out before.
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  • If a thief tried to take something from you,
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  • unless he sticks a gun in your mouth, you know,
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  • you would at least initially resist him.
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  • You wouldn't just, "Oh yeah, here.
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  • I've been waiting for you all day.
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  • Take my car. Take my purse.
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  • Take my money. Take my wallet."
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  • I don't think so.
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  • And yet, Christians have let Satan do that to them
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  • out of ignorance.
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  • And see, things don't work because you know
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  • they're working.
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  • They are working because you perhaps have gotten in line
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  • with a principle and that principle is gonna work
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  • whether you know it's working or not.
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  • Jesus told us that in John 10:10.
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  • He said, "The thief only comes to steal, kill, and destroy."
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  • So the thief will take what's yours.
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  • He has no right to it legally but by virtue of us not knowing
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  • how the principles work, he will take advantage of our ignorance
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  • and steal from us, kill us, if he can.
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  • That's his ultimate goal, take us out.
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  • All right, until you confess in faith that all those things
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  • which the Word clearly states belong to you are actually yours
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  • now then the enemy will continue to keep you in spiritual,
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  • physical, and temporal bondage by robbing you
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  • of your inheritance and usurping your rights and authority.
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  • And the tragic thing about that is, there is nothing Father God
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  • can do about it on your behalf simply because he's already
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  • done it through his Word.
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  • But if I don't know the Word and I don't take advantage
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  • of the Word then I'm destroyed for a lack of knowledge.
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  • Not a lack of devotion; lack of knowledge.
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  • So that tells me that knowledge can stand between me and defeat.
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  • So that's how the Lord led me 40 years ago in starting
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  • this ministry to emphasize knowledge rather than feelings
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  • and emotions.
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  • I like feelings and I like emotion.
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  • I'm not opposed to them. I'm not against them.
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  • But when you set them up beside knowledge,
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  • I'll take the knowledge rather than the emotions 'cause
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  • emotions I haven't figured out how yet in all the years
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  • in our--this ministry's been in operation,
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  • I haven't figured out how yet to pay any bills with emotions.
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  • Every time the people want money.
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  • I mean, I get stuff in the mail and they say,
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  • "Pay this amount."
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  • They don't say, "Have some feelings."
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  • What?
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  • So I like to capitalize on that.
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  • All right, let's see, let's see, let's see.
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  • I'll tell you what I wanna do.
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  • All right, let's look at the fourth one of the things that we
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  • need to confess and that is what you or what we can do in Christ.
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  • So often we've been led over the years,
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  • you know, to think that God does everything.
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  • But it's up to us. It's up to us.
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  • So what we can do in Christ.
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  • This has to do with your empowering or your ability.
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  • It has to do with your empowering.
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  • God has empowered us in certain areas.
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  • But I can't take advantage of that if I don't know it.
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  • And then if I don't do it.
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  • You can know something and not do it and still get no benefit
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  • out of it, personally speaking.
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  • Remember again, we can do-- say this: "We can do everything
  • 00:15:33.110 --> 00:15:40.060
  • the Word of God says we can do."
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  • Most of the time, Christians will always end up confessing
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  • what they can't do.
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  • In fact, it can become a habit.
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  • "Well, I can't do--I can't do this, I can't do that.
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  • I can't do the other."
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  • Instead of saying what I can do.
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  • Because too often, we couch our confessions in our feelings so
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  • if I feel like I can't do that then I end up saying I can't do
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  • that so I end up speaking death to my life instead of life to my
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  • life and cut myself off from the benefit of the results of doing
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  • what God said to do.
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  • All right, everything the Word says we can do, we can do.
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  • One thing is for certain: you will never ever be able to do
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  • more than you are willing to confess that you can do
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  • in Christ.
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  • Now why is that so?
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  • Proverb chapter 6 please.
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  • Proverbs chapter 6.
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  • Now this verse actually goes right along with Proverbs 18:21
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  • really in terms of its impact.
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  • Let me say it again.
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  • One thing is certain: you will never ever be able to do more
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  • than you are willing to confess that you can do in Christ.
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  • Did you get that?
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  • Now why is that so?
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  • Proverbs chapter 6.
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  • If you have it, say, "I have it."
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  • Verse 2 says: "You are snared by the words of your mouth;
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  • you are taken by the words of your mouth."
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  • That goes right along with Proverbs 18:21:
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  • "Death and life is in the power of the tongue."
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  • Snared.
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  • Snare--a snare is a small trap, usually designed to catch
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  • animals, small animals.
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  • But it says: "You're snared by the words of your mouth."
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  • Now here is what's astounding about this.
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  • I always like to take the position of reading
  • 00:18:07.260 --> 00:18:11.250
  • what the Word doesn't say.
  • 00:18:11.260 --> 00:18:15.270
  • I call it the flip-flop method.
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  • I'll flip it over on the flipside and I'll read
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  • what it doesn't say.
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  • Many times, for me, it seems to magnify what it does say.
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  • Notice what this does not say.
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  • It says: "You're not--"
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  • It says: "You are snared by Satan."
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  • No, it says: "You're snared by the words of your mouth."
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  • Not somebody else's mouth; yours.
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  • So it seems to me like that means I ought to be careful in
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  • the--over the long haul of what I'm saying because I could be
  • 00:18:49.180 --> 00:18:54.000
  • wrapping the rope of the trap around my own neck,
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  • not realizing, then try to blame Satan or even God.
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  • "Well, the will of the Lord be done."
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  • What?
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  • No, look at this.
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  • Says: "You are--you are snared by the words of your mouth."
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  • That is a principle.
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  • "You are taken by the words of your mouth."
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  • Just think--just think about it.
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  • Anyone here has been married for 10 years or longer?
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  • Ten years ago you got snared.
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  • You said, "I do," "I will," or "Will you marry me?"
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  • I'm glad I did. That's a good trap.
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  • I got a great trap.
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  • We should confess what the Word says.
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  • Go to Philippians chapter 4.
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  • And we do this.
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  • We just take things for granted because it's always been
  • 00:20:06.050 --> 00:20:08.250
  • that way, never really think about it.
  • 00:20:08.260 --> 00:20:10.090
  • Well, that is a principle.
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  • I wouldn't be here today and you wouldn't be here today
  • 00:20:14.060 --> 00:20:20.130
  • if she had said "No" when I asked her to marry me.
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  • Words.
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  • I didn't--I didn't get a rope and lasso her
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  • like you would wrestle a steer, wrestle the steer.
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  • I asked her words and she said "Yes."
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  • And tonight--I mean, today is the result of 61 years ago
  • 00:20:37.190 --> 00:20:43.030
  • the end of this week.
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  • If she had said "No" ain't no telling where I would be.
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  • No telling where you would be.
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  • So I mean, we take these things for granted and it's not like
  • 00:20:52.190 --> 00:20:55.210
  • that's wrong but we don't really think about the importance
  • 00:20:55.220 --> 00:21:00.040
  • of the words that we have other than that we do utter,
  • 00:21:00.050 --> 00:21:05.020
  • that they have an impact on us.
  • 00:21:05.030 --> 00:21:07.230
  • And the impact is not always instantaneous.
  • 00:21:07.240 --> 00:21:12.260
  • It can be futuristic, in the future,
  • 00:21:12.270 --> 00:21:16.280
  • and it can have a cumulative effect if we keep saying it.
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  • I mean, if you keep putting a spoon of sugar in your coffee
  • 00:21:24.130 --> 00:21:27.060
  • or tea or whatever it is, just keep doing it,
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  • it's gonna get sweeter and sweeter and sweeter and sweeter,
  • 00:21:29.000 --> 00:21:32.090
  • right?
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  • Same thing with words.
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  • Okay, Philippians 4.
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  • If you have it, say, "I have it."
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  • Okay, now verse 13.
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  • It says: "I can do all things through Christ
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  • who strengthens me."
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  • Now I have to qualify that statement because,
  • 00:21:47.020 --> 00:21:53.040
  • right off, I can prove that that, the statement by itself
  • 00:21:53.050 --> 00:21:58.040
  • without qualification, is not right.
  • 00:21:58.050 --> 00:22:05.010
  • I would--I have a lot of things in life that I wanna do,
  • 00:22:05.020 --> 00:22:10.090
  • both personally and for the kingdom.
  • 00:22:10.100 --> 00:22:14.220
  • And every single thing costs mega bucks, money, honey.
  • 00:22:14.230 --> 00:22:22.090
  • So just for a one-time deal I would love to be able to get
  • 00:22:22.100 --> 00:22:28.050
  • pregnant and have a baby.
  • 00:22:28.060 --> 00:22:32.150
  • No, we could sell tickets.
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  • People would come from all over the world to see the only man
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  • to ever give birth to a baby.
  • 00:22:36.290 --> 00:22:40.120
  • Well, look at this verse: "I can do all things through Christ,"
  • 00:22:40.130 --> 00:22:42.250
  • I cannot get pregnant.
  • 00:22:42.260 --> 00:22:46.210
  • So I use that one.
  • 00:22:46.220 --> 00:22:48.110
  • It's comical but if you take that principle out and apply it
  • 00:22:48.120 --> 00:22:53.190
  • to other areas, I can only do those things God says I can do.
  • 00:22:53.200 --> 00:22:59.100
  • I can't just come up with something,
  • 00:22:59.110 --> 00:23:01.140
  • a fantasy in my mind, and do, and say,
  • 00:23:01.150 --> 00:23:03.200
  • "Well, I can do all things through Christ
  • 00:23:03.210 --> 00:23:05.000
  • who strengthens me."
  • 00:23:05.010 --> 00:23:06.100
  • I can't go over and apply for a license to fly for American
  • 00:23:06.110 --> 00:23:09.190
  • Airlines next week and be flying one of them big jets.
  • 00:23:09.200 --> 00:23:11.170
  • No way.
  • 00:23:11.180 --> 00:23:15.100
  • But he says I can do all things.
  • 00:23:15.110 --> 00:23:17.030
  • I can do all things that the covenant says I can do.
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  • It has to be qualified that way.
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  • I can do all things that the covenant says I can do or else
  • 00:23:22.230 --> 00:23:25.260
  • Father God lied to me when he told me that I could do thus
  • 00:23:25.270 --> 00:23:30.130
  • and so.
  • 00:23:30.140 --> 00:23:31.280
  • Are you following me?
  • 00:23:31.290 --> 00:23:33.100
  • So you have to look at what the Word says and then qualify that.
  • 00:23:33.110 --> 00:23:38.180
  • "Well, I can do all things through Christ."
  • 00:23:38.190 --> 00:23:40.020
  • Well, you can't do all things.
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  • You know, it would be great if you could--think of how much
  • 00:23:43.060 --> 00:23:45.150
  • and we've been married-- we'll be married 61 years.
  • 00:23:45.160 --> 00:23:49.030
  • Think about all the money we could have saved
  • 00:23:49.040 --> 00:23:51.000
  • if we didn't have to buy any groceries for 61 years.
  • 00:23:51.010 --> 00:23:54.270
  • If we didn't have to eat.
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  • Man, talk about rich.
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  • My rich would be-- our rich would be rich.
  • 00:24:00.150 --> 00:24:03.040
  • Well, you can't do that.
  • 00:24:03.050 --> 00:24:04.140
  • You can't survive without eating.
  • 00:24:04.150 --> 00:24:06.200
  • So that's something you can't do.
  • 00:24:06.210 --> 00:24:09.000
  • Are you following me?
  • 00:24:09.010 --> 00:24:10.120
  • So the principle is that if we search the covenant
  • 00:24:10.130 --> 00:24:17.160
  • we will find out what Father God says we can do.
  • 00:24:17.170 --> 00:24:21.130
  • And those things that he says we can do,
  • 00:24:21.140 --> 00:24:23.110
  • I can do all things, all those things through Christ
  • 00:24:23.120 --> 00:24:27.250
  • who strengthens me.
  • 00:24:27.260 --> 00:24:29.180
  • Are you following me?
  • 00:24:29.190 --> 00:24:31.040
  • So you--but you can't just glibly say,
  • 00:24:31.050 --> 00:24:32.190
  • "I can do all things." You can't.
  • 00:24:32.200 --> 00:24:34.090
  • You can't get pregnant if you're a man.
  • 00:24:34.100 --> 00:24:38.050
  • A lot of stuff you can't do.
  • 00:24:38.060 --> 00:24:39.150
  • Like I used the illustration about flying airplane.
  • 00:24:39.160 --> 00:24:41.180
  • I didn't do just--I can't just walk over there and say,
  • 00:24:41.190 --> 00:24:43.140
  • "I wanna fly a plane."
  • 00:24:43.150 --> 00:24:45.010
  • "Oh, okay, here."
  • 00:24:45.020 --> 00:24:46.110
  • I don't think so.
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  • Everybody's dead. Hah, me included.
  • 00:24:47.290 --> 00:24:53.180
  • Now, watch this.
  • 00:24:53.190 --> 00:24:54.280
  • It is a sin--it's a sin to limit by confessing doubt as
  • 00:24:54.290 --> 00:25:03.060
  • to your ability and power in Christ.
  • 00:25:03.070 --> 00:25:07.250
  • Let me say that again.
  • 00:25:07.260 --> 00:25:11.180
  • It is a sin to limit by a confession of doubt as
  • 00:25:11.190 --> 00:25:21.000
  • to your ability and power in Christ when the Word of God
  • 00:25:21.010 --> 00:25:27.270
  • tells you otherwise.
  • 00:25:27.280 --> 00:25:30.070
  • Now, that's a sin.
  • 00:25:30.080 --> 00:25:34.080
  • All right, Mark 16.
  • 00:25:34.090 --> 00:25:37.050
  • Mark's Gospel, 16th chapter.
  • 00:25:37.060 --> 00:25:40.270
  • Look at this, verse 17.
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  • This is the words--these are the words of Jesus the Christ
  • 00:25:42.130 --> 00:25:44.010
  • speaking.
  • 00:25:44.020 --> 00:25:45.110
  • He says, "And these signs will follow those who believe:
  • 00:25:45.120 --> 00:25:47.230
  • In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with
  • 00:25:47.240 --> 00:25:50.020
  • new tongues; they will take up serpents;" accidentally,
  • 00:25:50.030 --> 00:25:53.270
  • "and if they drink anything deadly," accidentally,
  • 00:25:53.280 --> 00:25:57.120
  • "it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick,
  • 00:25:57.130 --> 00:26:01.140
  • and they will recover."
  • 00:26:01.150 --> 00:26:02.270
  • I was in a--I was in 4 different denominations
  • 00:26:02.280 --> 00:26:05.190
  • over a 17-year period.
  • 00:26:05.200 --> 00:26:06.290
  • We never laid hands on anybody that was sick and we had
  • 00:26:07.000 --> 00:26:09.100
  • a whole lot of folk that were sick.
  • 00:26:09.110 --> 00:26:11.280
  • And many died from their sicknesses.
  • 00:26:11.290 --> 00:26:16.030
  • And I didn't even-- we didn't know about demons.
  • 00:26:16.040 --> 00:26:19.060
  • You know, I mean, from a biblical perspective.
  • 00:26:19.070 --> 00:26:23.280
  • But the key--the Lord gave me this years ago.
  • 00:26:23.290 --> 00:26:25.290
  • The key to this is, watch this, it says: "And these signs
  • 00:26:26.000 --> 00:26:28.280
  • will follow those who believe," and most of the time,
  • 00:26:28.290 --> 00:26:31.200
  • in our minds, the transition of the thought stops there.
  • 00:26:31.210 --> 00:26:38.080
  • We don't necessarily consciously stop but it stops there.
  • 00:26:38.090 --> 00:26:41.180
  • "And these signs will follow those who believe."
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  • Okay, I'm a believer so the signs will follow.
  • 00:26:43.210 --> 00:26:45.200
  • No, no, it says: "And these signs will follow those
  • 00:26:45.210 --> 00:26:48.050
  • who believe these signs will follow."
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  • That's what the Lord showed me.
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  • Call the number on your screen or write to
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  • Dr. Frederick K.C. Price,
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  • Box 90000, Los Angeles, California 90009.
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  • Indicate the number you see on your screen and join us again on
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  • "Ever Increasing Faith."
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  • Bringing to you the power of faith to transform your life.
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  • Apostle Price: It is the lifestyle of the rich
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  • and faithful in Christ.
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  • The just shall live by his faith.
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  • Faith is an action.
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  • Faith is acting on God's Word, not simply believing God's Word.
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  • Faith is not denying what the senses tell you,
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  • but denying the right of the senses to dictate
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  • the terms of your life.
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  • My senses may say, "You're not going to get there," or,
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  • "It's not going to come to pass," or,
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  • "You'll never actually experience that," but then I've
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  • got to go by what the Word says.
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  • And Jesus was the one speaking there in Mark 11:24.
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  • He said, "When you pray, believe you have received it,"
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  • he said, "ye shall have it."
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  • announcer: "What Faith Is and What It Is Not."
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  • Gain the knowledge and get the results.
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  • Now available on CD, DVD, or as a digital download.
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  • Apostle Price: So you shall have it.
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  • announcer: Produced by Ever Increasing Faith Ministries
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  • and you, our faithful friends and partners in this area.
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  • Thank you.
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