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Waiting For A Breakthrough

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October 18, 2020
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Frankie Mazzapica shares an encouraging message from Celebration Church in The Woodlands; TX.

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  • Frankie Mazzapica: I am sohappy that you guys tuned in
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  • this morning.
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  • The title of my message is"Waiting for a Breakthrough."
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  • Let me tell you wherethis Scripture came from.
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  • It's in Psalms chapter 130,verse 7, where it sounds like
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  • this: "Keep hoping, keeptrusting, keep praying,
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  • for your God is trustworthy,kind, and forgiving."
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  • And then this is my favoritepart: He has a thousand ways to
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  • set you free.
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  • A thousand ways to set you free.
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  • So whatever problem you have,he has a thousand ways
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  • to fix that problem.
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  • Whatever prayer you have, he'sgot a thousand different ways to
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  • answer that prayer--a thousand.
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  • Now, if you're anything like me,you're thinkin' this: "If you
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  • have a thousand ways toanswer my prayer, pick one.
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  • Pick one.
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  • Just pick one of the thousandbecause I'm tired of waiting."
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  • I go to Starbucks a lot becauseI, just, I love espresso.
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  • If there's a Starbucksin driving distance,
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  • I'm going to it.
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  • If I'm driving down the road andI see a sign of Starbucks,
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  • I'm pullin' over.
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  • But one thing drives me nuts iswhen I'm sitting behind a car
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  • that is taking way too longbecause the menu has not changed
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  • in a hundred years.
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  • In a hundred years, and I wannaroll down the window and say,
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  • "They serve coffee and coffee."
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  • Don't make this hard.
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  • Just order something.
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  • And when they take forever, I'mthinkin' to myself, "How are you
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  • making this so hard?"
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  • I don't like waiting and thesemoments like that where I'm
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  • saying, "God, if you have athousand ways to bless me,
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  • just pick one."
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  • I think John chapter 4, givesus a glimpse of what's going on
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  • behind the scenes wheneverwe're asking him for something.
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  • See, Jesus was walking throughGalilee, and all of a sudden,
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  • this guy came running up to him.
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  • He was a government official,and he had just come from
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  • Capernaum, which one commentarysaid it was 14 miles away.
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  • Another commentary said itwas a half day's journey.
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  • He had just come all this way toget into the presence of Jesus.
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  • He comes running up to him, andthe Bible says this in the New
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  • Living Translation, that hebegged Jesus to come
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  • to his house.
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  • He begged him.
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  • Now, I don't want to take a deepdive on this one verse because
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  • there's other verses that wewanna put some attention on, but
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  • the term "begged" impliesthat Jesus did not say, "No."
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  • He just withheld the answer.
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  • Sometimes Jesus will keep uswondering or keep us in his
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  • presence a little bitlonger, longer than we want to.
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  • We just want him to just answerthe prayer so we can move on,
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  • but I think that Jesus waslooking at this man, and he's
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  • thinking to himself, "You haveheard what I can do, but I want
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  • you to stay in my presence longenough so that you can discover
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  • who I am."
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  • He did not know thathe was the Son of God.
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  • He just knew that he wasa miracle worker,
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  • and he needed a miracle.
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  • And I believe that Jesus issayin', "I want a relationship
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  • with you."
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  • See, a relationship with you isnot an important thing to God.
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  • It is everything.
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  • That's what he wants.
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  • I was looking outside my windowthe other day,
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  • and I had this crazy thought.
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  • I was looking at trees, andI was looking at grass,
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  • and I thought, "God ismaking all of that grow."
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  • He's makin' trees grow.
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  • He's making grass grow, and thenI started thinkin' about the
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  • whole planet is like this one,big, huge garden, and he waters
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  • it every time herains--he causes it to rain.
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  • And I thought, "I am inthis big garden with the Lord.
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  • I'm in it."
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  • And what is so interesting, andwhat is so fascinating, to me,
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  • is that in--I forgot the addressof the verse, but, oh,
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  • it's Act 17:28.
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  • It says, "In him we live andbreathe and find our being."
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  • In Isaiah chapter 6, verse 3,it says that the whole earth is
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  • covered with his glory.
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  • The whole earth, yes, is like agarden, but the whole earth has
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  • his glory in it.
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  • So you are literally walkingwith him in this garden with the
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  • presence of God, and it dawns onme that Jesus is still looking
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  • for people who will walkthrough the garden with him.
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  • He's still lookin' for peoplethat are not just gonna show up
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  • and say, "Hey, I'veheard about you."
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  • They wanna show up and say,"I wanna get to know you,
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  • and I wanna walk with you.
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  • I wanna talk with you."
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  • And the most incredible thingabout having a relationship with
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  • God is all the stress and allthe worry and all the concern
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  • that's on the inside of you,someway, somehow, like only he
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  • can do it, it beginsto get pushed out.
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  • His Spirit comes in,and he pushes that out.
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  • You know, I have this glasshere, and imagine if I were to
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  • invite you to come on the stageand try to get all the air out
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  • of the glass.
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  • You can't sit there andbang it to get it out.
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  • You can't--youcan't suck it out.
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  • There's no way you can get airout of the glass, but what you
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  • can do is you can fill the glasswith somethin' else, and as
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  • you're fillin' the glasswith somethin' else, it pushes
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  • everything else out.
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  • Are you with me?
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  • You can't say, "How am I gonnaget rid of these insecurities?
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  • I'm not gonna beinsecure anymore."
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  • You can't just look in themirror and say, "Don't be
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  • depressed anymore."
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  • You can't look in the mirror andsay, "I'm better, I'm stronger,
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  • and doggone it, people like me."
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  • That's not gonna work.
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  • Are you with me?Say, "Yes."
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  • It's not gonna work.
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  • What you have to do is youhave to get in his presence, and
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  • sometimes the Lord will withholdthe answer that you want,
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  • just so that we will stay in hispresence
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  • just a little bit longer.
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  • I know it's frustrating.
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  • I know we wanna show up andsay, "God, this is my situation.
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  • Now fix it."
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  • But God is interested on makingsure that what's happening in
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  • you is fine-tuned becauseevery situation you're in, every
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  • season you're in is preparingyou for the next season.
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  • So what's going on in here is ofcritical importance to the next
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  • season that you'reabout to live in.
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  • If you're with me, say, "Yes."
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  • All right, so then he looks atthe gentleman, and he smiles,
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  • and I just believe with theheart of Jesus, he just said,
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  • "You're not gonna believe inme unless there are signs and
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  • miracles.
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  • Unless you see that, you'renot gonna believe in me."
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  • And the man looked back atJesus, and it was almost like he
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  • didn't even answer the question.
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  • He didn't even acknowledge it.
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  • He just said, "I needyou to come to my house.
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  • My son is about to die."
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  • Now, if you're a parent in thisroom, you can hear the resolve.
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  • "Look, I need you tocome to my house."
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  • It's almost as if he's sayin',"I am not leaving from this spot
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  • without you."
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  • Jacob said this same exactthing in Genesis chapter 32.
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  • He saw the angel of the Lordand wrestled with him
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  • all night long.
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  • "I am not goingfurther without you.
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  • I'm gonna wrestle you.
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  • I'm gonna talk to you."
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  • And the Bible says this.
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  • This is a phenomenal Scripture.
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  • It's in Isaiahchapter 62, verses 6 and 7.
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  • It says, "Those of you who pray,give yourself no rest, and give
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  • God no rest until hecompletes his work in your life.
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  • Give him no rest."
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  • Jacob said, "I'm gonnawrestle you all night long."
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  • Moses did the exact same thing.
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  • In Exodus chapter 33, he said,"I will not go further
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  • without you."
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  • "I'm not going further."
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  • There is--it's a powerful momentwhen a person has that kind of
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  • resolve, and they back up, andthey say, "God, I am not going
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  • to continue to livemy life this way.
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  • I'm not doing it.
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  • And I'm gonna prayuntil something happens."
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  • Are you with me?Are you with me?
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  • A few years ago, I had this--Iwanna say this--collision with
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  • God, where I told the Lord,"I wanna see you do healings.
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  • I wanna see you do miracles.
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  • I don't wanna readabout them anymore.
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  • I wanna see them with my eyes.
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  • I wanna see your presence.
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  • I wanna see your glory.
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  • I don't wanna justpreach about 'em.
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  • I've been preaching about itsince I was 19 years old, and
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  • now I'm 21, so it'sbeen a long time."
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  • And I was just like,"God, I want you to move."
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  • And I distinctly remember theLord speaking to me and saying,
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  • "What you're asking for, you'regonna have to contend for it."
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  • See, there are some things thatGod will just give you because
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  • he's good.
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  • The Bible says that he rainson the just and the unjust.
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  • There are--most of your needsare gonna just come to you, but
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  • the things that your soulcraves, you're gonna have to
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  • contend for those, and youhave a decision to make.
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  • You can either contend for itand say, "I will not leave.
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  • I am not leaving without you.
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  • If it takes me all day to pray,if it takes me all week to pray,
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  • if it takes me all month, if ittakes me two years,
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  • I will not give up.
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  • I will give myself no rest.
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  • I will give you no restuntil you complete your work."
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  • There's a resolve there.
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  • See, there's a lot ofpeople that have this cognizant
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  • relationship with God.
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  • They know he's real.
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  • They know hecreated the planets.
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  • They know he created--and theyknow that he could be amazing
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  • and awesome, but theydon't know that he will.
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  • And I remember when we had ourfirst miracle here two years
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  • ago, and I thought, "God, areyou answering the prayer that
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  • I've been--" and then someoneelse got healed, and then
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  • someone else got healed.
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  • Now it's been--I don'teven know how long it's been.
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  • Every single Sunday, people gethealed every single Sunday, but
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  • that was not a prayer requestthat I just merely just say,
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  • "Please, God," andhope that it happens.
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  • It was one of those issues likethe psalmist said in chapter 5,
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  • verse 3, "Every morning I wakeup, I will be back at it again,
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  • layin' the pieces of my life onyour altar, waiting for the fire
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  • to fall."
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  • There has to be some resolve.
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  • Are you with me?Say, "Yes."
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  • So then, Jesus backs up, and helooks at the father, and he says
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  • this: "All right, go on home.
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  • Your son is healed.
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  • Go on home."
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  • And so now the father has thisdecision to make because the way
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  • he imagined Jesus healing hisson is clearly not gonna happen.
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  • Have you ever been there whereyou're like, "God, this is what
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  • I need you to do," and thenthere's this point where it's
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  • obvious God is nottaking your advice?
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  • God is not going to do thingsthe way you ask for him
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  • to do it.
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  • In those moments, I call'em the long walk home.
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  • He had to walk all the way home,a full day's journey, all the
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  • way home by himself, whisperingto himself, "I hope Jesus is
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  • gonna do what hepromised he would do."
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  • Have you ever been there?
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  • "God, I need you to do whatyou promised you would do.
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  • I need you to do what youpromised you would do."
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  • You know, I like to--well,I don't like to anymore.
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  • I got healed.
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  • I used to like runningmarathons, and I've ran several
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  • of 'em, and it's veryinteresting because around mile
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  • 17, it doesn't matter what city,what state you're in when you
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  • run a marathon.
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  • It's almost like every singlerace, around 17, there is no
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  • crowd.
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  • There's a crowdthere when you start.
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  • People got--they have bells,and they have noisemakers, and
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  • they're shouting.
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  • And around, usually around 9,10, 11, there's another big,
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  • huge crowd, and they, this crowdwill carry you through those
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  • mile markers.
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  • They're yelling, and you'rejust--it's almost like you're
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  • runnin' on air.
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  • You're lookin' in the crowd.It's easy.
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  • They make it easy.
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  • They're shouting, "Yes, yes,"but when you get to 17, 18,
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  • there's nobody there.
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  • There's nobody there.
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  • The only thing you canhear is yourself breathing.
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  • Now, here's thething about marathons.
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  • You start a race with yourhead: "I'm gonna run this pace."
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  • You start it with your head.
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  • And then the middle of the raceis your legs because now the
  • 00:15:25.280 --> 00:15:30.486
  • plan is out the window, right?
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  • Now you're just runnin' withyour legs, and then, 17, 18,
  • 00:15:34.023 --> 00:15:38.694
  • gets here, andyour legs are shot.
  • 00:15:38.727 --> 00:15:41.697
  • So now there is no plan,and your legs are shot.
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  • You finish therace with your heart.
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  • You start it with your mind, themiddle with your legs, and the
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  • end of it is your heart.
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  • These are the moments where youhave to dig deep and find out
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  • what you're made of becausenobody is cheerin' you on.
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  • Nobody is sayin',"You can do it."
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  • There's no bells.
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  • There's no sound-makers.
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  • It's just you and the soundof your breath breathing, and
  • 00:16:06.455 --> 00:16:10.793
  • that's when it's gut-check time,and this is when a lot of people
  • 00:16:10.826 --> 00:16:16.098
  • check out.
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  • They got somethin' called apaddy wagon, and there's these
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  • vans that drive aroundthroughout the marathon, and if
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  • you say, "I can't go anymore,"you can jump in the paddy wagon,
  • 00:16:22.704 --> 00:16:27.176
  • and there's the thing: You caneither grit it out on that long
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  • walk home and believe that Godis gonna do what he said he can
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  • do, or you can check out, getmad, get angry and say, "I'm
  • 00:16:37.186 --> 00:16:40.556
  • gonna go try to do this myself.
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  • I'm done worshiping.
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  • I'm done goin' to church.
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  • I'm gonna go do it myself," andjust jump in that paddy wagon,
  • 00:16:45.694 --> 00:16:49.665
  • but I'll tell ya this: There isno reward for people who quit.
  • 00:16:49.698 --> 00:16:54.103
  • That feeling of breaking throughand getting out of that season,
  • 00:16:54.136 --> 00:16:59.174
  • to be able to look back on itand say, "God, that almost broke
  • 00:16:59.208 --> 00:17:03.612
  • me"-- does anyone have a seasonin their life, maybe it was 10
  • 00:17:03.645 --> 00:17:07.049
  • years ago, 20 years ago, 2years ago, 3 years ago, when you
  • 00:17:07.082 --> 00:17:11.086
  • looked back on it and you think,"That almost broke me, and
  • 00:17:11.120 --> 00:17:15.491
  • someway, somehow, hegot me through that"?
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  • These are the moments where it'sthe long walk home, and this is
  • 00:17:19.661 --> 00:17:24.333
  • what the father was doing.
  • 00:17:24.366 --> 00:17:25.601
  • He just walked home, and he keptsayin' to himself, over and over
  • 00:17:25.634 --> 00:17:28.971
  • again, "Jesus saidit was gonna happen."
  • 00:17:29.004 --> 00:17:31.673
  • And he spent enough time in hispresence that he believed what
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  • he said was gonna be true.
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  • See, people who do not believethat Jesus is gonna follow
  • 00:17:39.047 --> 00:17:43.986
  • through, these are the peoplethat have not spent enough time
  • 00:17:44.019 --> 00:17:48.023
  • in his presence.
  • 00:17:48.056 --> 00:17:49.658
  • See, we cry out in private, andthen we just believe and take
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  • a step in public.
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  • We cry out--I said it wrong.
  • 00:17:57.466 --> 00:17:59.401
  • You cry out in private, andthen you just believe in public.
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  • If you've never cried out inprivate, if you've never been on
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  • your knees in private, if you'venever squeezed your eyes so
  • 00:18:07.376 --> 00:18:11.013
  • tight and gritted your teeth andyour hands and worshiped him and
  • 00:18:11.046 --> 00:18:15.450
  • prayed fervently, if you'venever done that, then the long
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  • walk home will break you.
  • 00:18:19.488 --> 00:18:22.724
  • It will break you, but if you'vespent enough time on your knees
  • 00:18:22.758 --> 00:18:27.596
  • and you've spent enough timein his presence, when you're on
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  • that long walk home, thoughthere's no crowd, there's nobody
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  • saying, "You're gonna make it,""It's gonna be okay,"
  • 00:18:37.839 --> 00:18:40.742
  • there's no gallery.
  • 00:18:40.776 --> 00:18:43.245
  • Psychologically,you're fighting doubts.
  • 00:18:43.278 --> 00:18:45.747
  • Your legs are gone, but down inhere, the core of who you are,
  • 00:18:45.781 --> 00:18:51.720
  • you're sayin', "I know thatGod's gonna come through with me
  • 00:18:51.753 --> 00:18:56.425
  • because I'm spending timewith him, and when I feel his
  • 00:18:56.458 --> 00:19:00.095
  • presence, when Ifeel his presence,
  • 00:19:00.128 --> 00:19:03.298
  • everything makes sense."
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  • Are you with me?Say, "Yes."
  • 00:19:05.834 --> 00:19:09.171
  • These are those moments.
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  • You know, I brought a guy tomy house last year, and I asked
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  • him, I said, "Whyis my grass dying?"
  • 00:19:16.578 --> 00:19:20.816
  • I got these huge yellow spots onmy grass, massive, and I said,
  • 00:19:20.849 --> 00:19:25.854
  • "I'm watering it every day.
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  • I'm throwin' everykind of seed out there.
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  • I talk to it: 'Come on, man,grow,' and nothing's happening.
  • 00:19:30.759 --> 00:19:37.299
  • What is goin' on?"
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  • And I'll never forget.
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  • The guy looked at me, and hesays, "How often do you water
  • 00:19:40.435 --> 00:19:42.504
  • your grass?"
  • 00:19:42.537 --> 00:19:44.139
  • I said, "I don't miss a day."
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  • And he goes,"That's the problem."
  • 00:19:47.809 --> 00:19:50.312
  • He goes, "Your grass is so usedto receiving water that you've
  • 00:19:50.345 --> 00:19:56.518
  • spoiled your grass."
  • 00:19:56.551 --> 00:19:59.354
  • See, he goes, "Youneed to skip a few days.
  • 00:19:59.388 --> 00:20:03.091
  • Start skippin' a few daysbecause what will happen is the
  • 00:20:03.125 --> 00:20:05.694
  • grass, they're gonnago--it's gonna go find water.
  • 00:20:05.727 --> 00:20:11.333
  • It will dig deep until it findswater, and as it's digging deep,
  • 00:20:11.366 --> 00:20:18.407
  • your grass is gonna get someroots, and then you'll start
  • 00:20:18.440 --> 00:20:23.779
  • seein' the color that you'relookin' for, but you gotta make
  • 00:20:23.812 --> 00:20:27.316
  • it dig a little bit."
  • 00:20:27.349 --> 00:20:29.284
  • See, COVID, in 2020, this wholeyear, it has been anything but
  • 00:20:29.318 --> 00:20:36.558
  • predictable.
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  • Are you with me?Say, "Yes."
  • 00:20:38.493 --> 00:20:40.395
  • It's church, work, theeconomy, everything--it's so
  • 00:20:40.429 --> 00:20:47.803
  • unpredictable.
  • 00:20:47.836 --> 00:20:49.438
  • Everything that we've alwaysdone no longer works, and now we
  • 00:20:49.471 --> 00:20:55.177
  • have to back up and say,"Now I gotta dig a little.
  • 00:20:55.210 --> 00:21:00.349
  • I'm gonna have to--I can't justshow up to church and experience
  • 00:21:00.382 --> 00:21:05.053
  • the worship team and hear thepreacher say some Scriptures
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  • and be fine.
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  • That used to carry me through,but now there is
  • 00:21:10.659 --> 00:21:13.228
  • no worship team.
  • 00:21:13.261 --> 00:21:14.596
  • Now there is no sermon.
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  • We can't even go to church."
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  • You go through these seasons.
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  • Now what are you gonna do?
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  • You have to dig yourself now.
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  • You have to go get water.
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  • You gotta drill down.
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  • You have to drill down.
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  • And this is when Galatianschapter 6, verse 9, comes to
  • 00:21:30.812 --> 00:21:33.715
  • mind, where it says, "Don't gettired in doing well because,
  • 00:21:33.749 --> 00:21:39.721
  • at just the right time, you willreap a harvest
  • 00:21:39.755 --> 00:21:43.792
  • if you don't give up."
  • 00:21:43.825 --> 00:21:45.727
  • See, some people give up beforethey experience their harvest.
  • 00:21:45.761 --> 00:21:50.265
  • You got to dig a little bit.
  • 00:21:50.298 --> 00:21:53.201
  • You say, "Come on,I don't wanna dig.
  • 00:21:53.235 --> 00:21:55.604
  • Nobody wants to dig."
  • 00:21:55.637 --> 00:21:57.639
  • Nobody wants to get down andput their face in the carpet and
  • 00:21:57.672 --> 00:22:02.077
  • say, "Father, I'm gonna bow downto you and worship you and spend
  • 00:22:02.110 --> 00:22:05.814
  • time in your presenceuntil I see you move."
  • 00:22:05.847 --> 00:22:11.787
  • We have hispromises on our side.
  • 00:22:11.820 --> 00:22:15.457
  • In Philippians chapter 1,verse 6, Paul says this:
  • 00:22:15.490 --> 00:22:18.560
  • "I am sure of this very thing.
  • 00:22:18.593 --> 00:22:22.130
  • He who started a good workin me will be faithful
  • 00:22:22.164 --> 00:22:26.668
  • to complete it."
  • 00:22:26.701 --> 00:22:28.403
  • "You started it in me, God.
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  • You put it in me, God"-- andto pray our way through it.
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  • See, if you listen carefully,you'll hear the Holy Spirit
  • 00:22:37.212 --> 00:22:43.351
  • breath to you.
  • 00:22:43.385 --> 00:22:44.753
  • You'll hear him comfort you.
  • 00:22:44.786 --> 00:22:47.489
  • You'll hear him say, "Before youwere born, I called your name."
  • 00:22:47.522 --> 00:22:55.163
  • You'll hear him.
  • 00:22:55.197 --> 00:22:57.299
  • In Isaiah chapter 49, verse8, it says, "At just the right
  • 00:22:57.332 --> 00:23:02.370
  • time, I will respond to you."
  • 00:23:02.404 --> 00:23:06.308
  • In Isaiah 49, verse 16, it saysthis: "I have inscribed--" and
  • 00:23:06.341 --> 00:23:11.613
  • one version of the Bible saysthis: "I have tattooed your name
  • 00:23:11.646 --> 00:23:16.218
  • on the palm of my hand."
  • 00:23:16.251 --> 00:23:19.154
  • See, this is how much theCreator of the universe loves
  • 00:23:19.187 --> 00:23:22.157
  • you, and he just wants you tospend time in his presence so
  • 00:23:22.190 --> 00:23:28.430
  • that you will knowmore than what he does.
  • 00:23:28.463 --> 00:23:31.733
  • You will know how he thinks andhow he feels, and you'll be able
  • 00:23:31.766 --> 00:23:35.403
  • to partner with him.
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  • Do you receive that?
  • 00:23:37.506 --> 00:23:39.007
  • Come on, put yourhands together for that.
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  • Thank you, Jesus.
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  • Thank you, Jesus.
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  • Frankie: I hope youenjoyed today's message.
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  • At the conclusion of all ofour services, we always pray for
  • 00:23:46.548 --> 00:23:50.118
  • people who need ahealing in their body.
  • 00:23:50.151 --> 00:23:52.454
  • Consequently, we'realways seein' miracles.
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  • I hope this next testimonyencourages you to believe God
  • 00:23:55.423 --> 00:23:59.227
  • for miracles in your own life.
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  • Evelyn: Hi, my name isEvelyn, and I'm 19 years old.
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  • And I started dancing when Iwas about two years old, and so,
  • 00:24:05.667 --> 00:24:08.670
  • once I hit high school, I wasdancing about six days out of
  • 00:24:08.703 --> 00:24:11.273
  • the week.
  • 00:24:11.306 --> 00:24:12.507
  • So from dancing this much, Ideveloped a lot of back pain,
  • 00:24:12.541 --> 00:24:17.679
  • and so last week, Pastor Frankiewas asking if anyone had back
  • 00:24:17.712 --> 00:24:24.252
  • pain, and I was sitting there,and I'm thinking to myself,
  • 00:24:24.286 --> 00:24:26.421
  • "I'm not gonna go up.
  • 00:24:26.454 --> 00:24:28.189
  • I'm not gonna raise my hand oranything because I think there's
  • 00:24:28.223 --> 00:24:30.125
  • someone here thatneeds it more than I do."
  • 00:24:30.158 --> 00:24:32.527
  • And next thing I know, I wasstanding up front, right here,
  • 00:24:32.561 --> 00:24:35.163
  • and there was no turning back.
  • 00:24:35.196 --> 00:24:38.233
  • And so then, once Pastor Frankiewas all done up here, he comes
  • 00:24:38.266 --> 00:24:41.002
  • down, and he puts his hand on myback and holds my hand and just
  • 00:24:41.036 --> 00:24:44.606
  • starts talking, and I feel thissort of cooling sensation start
  • 00:24:44.639 --> 00:24:49.411
  • from the bottom of my spine andgo all the way up, and I'm just
  • 00:24:49.444 --> 00:24:52.514
  • in, like, complete awe fromthis, and next thing I know,
  • 00:24:52.547 --> 00:24:56.418
  • it's just like the pain iscompletely gone, and since that
  • 00:24:56.451 --> 00:24:59.054
  • moment, I haven't had any pain.
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  • Brain: About 30 years ago, Ihad a compression fracture in my
  • 00:25:04.092 --> 00:25:07.062
  • upper back when I was in themilitary, and I learned to
  • 00:25:07.095 --> 00:25:11.166
  • experience chronic pain,and I just dealt with it.
  • 00:25:11.199 --> 00:25:15.370
  • Whenever it happened, Ijust pursued through it and
  • 00:25:15.403 --> 00:25:17.606
  • learned--didn't bother me, orshould I say, it bothered me,
  • 00:25:17.639 --> 00:25:21.576
  • but I didn't let itinterfere with my life.
  • 00:25:21.610 --> 00:25:25.180
  • About a year ago, I got a newsharp pain in the back of my
  • 00:25:25.213 --> 00:25:30.051
  • lower back that justbrought me to my knees.
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  • It was so painful.
  • 00:25:33.288 --> 00:25:35.357
  • I've never had that before,and I literally had
  • 00:25:35.390 --> 00:25:36.992
  • to lie on the floor.
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  • My wife was concerned.
  • 00:25:38.426 --> 00:25:39.628
  • She'd never seen me in such painthat I had to lie on the floor
  • 00:25:39.661 --> 00:25:42.097
  • just to get some relief.
  • 00:25:42.130 --> 00:25:44.299
  • And that happened for a coupleof days, and it would get a
  • 00:25:44.332 --> 00:25:47.168
  • little bit better with rest, butif I did any movement, bending
  • 00:25:47.202 --> 00:25:50.238
  • forward, or twisting, it wouldcome right back and almost
  • 00:25:50.271 --> 00:25:52.574
  • bring me to my knees.
  • 00:25:52.607 --> 00:25:55.010
  • And I came to worship nightWednesday night and started with
  • 00:25:55.043 --> 00:25:59.214
  • the praise and worship, andafter about 20 minutes, my back
  • 00:25:59.247 --> 00:26:02.550
  • was just killing me, and Icouldn't focus on the service
  • 00:26:02.584 --> 00:26:05.787
  • anymore and, quitefrankly, just wanted to leave.
  • 00:26:05.820 --> 00:26:09.724
  • And Pastor Frankie made an altarcall, and he was starting to
  • 00:26:09.758 --> 00:26:14.129
  • bring people up, and thenhe changed his mind and had
  • 00:26:14.162 --> 00:26:16.331
  • everybody sit back down, and hestarted talking about sometimes
  • 00:26:16.364 --> 00:26:20.335
  • people got healedwithout even being prayed for.
  • 00:26:20.368 --> 00:26:24.339
  • So I just gently started totwist my back, and the pain went
  • 00:26:24.372 --> 00:26:30.211
  • away instantly, andit's never come back.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪ You've always been faithfulover and over, ♪
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  • ♪ pouring your lovelike oil. ♪
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  • ♪ I am yours now. ♪
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  • ♪ Nothing comparesto your great love, ♪
  • 00:26:48.229 --> 00:26:54.669
  • ♪ your great love. ♪
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  • ♪ I wanna worship you in away that compels you to move. ♪
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  • ♪ Help me find thewords to stir your heart. ♪
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  • ♪ My hands are raised. ♪
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  • ♪ My heart is trembling. ♪
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  • ♪ I surrender to your will. ♪
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  • ♪ Have your way,have your way here. ♪♪
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