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Better than Normal: Rattling Noise of Hope

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September 6, 2020
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Pastor Kerry Shook reviews God's Word from Ezekiel to reveal God's purpose and gain a vision of hope.

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Better than Normal: Rattling Noise of Hope

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  • Kerry: Because ofcoronavirus, a lot of families
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  • that normallyfly somewhere for summer
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  • vacation have decided not tofly this year but, instead, to
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  • drive, which has reminded me ofsomething from my past.
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  • It reminds me of all thosefamily vacations that we went
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  • on when I was a kid becausemy dad would plan these
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  • really long driving vacations.
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  • I mean, we would drive toplaces like the Grand Canyon or
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  • Yellowstone NationalPark, and he would always,
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  • the night before, load up ourwood sideboard station wagon to
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  • overflowing, and there'd behardly room for my brother and
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  • sister and I in the back seat,but he would pack it all in the
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  • night before, and then we wouldleave the next morning while it
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  • was still dark; but before, hewould always make sure the gas
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  • tank was full and ourbladders were empty,
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  • and then we would head out,and we would drive and drive and
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  • drive until the gas tank wasempty and our bladders were
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  • full, and that'swhen we would stop,
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  • and I remember how miserable itwas in the backseat because we
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  • didn't put ourseat belts on back then.
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  • I mean, it was "Lord ofthe Flies" back then.
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  • You know, you're just wrestlingand fighting in the backseat,
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  • and I'll just be fightingwith my sister and brother,
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  • and we'd just be sobored on those long trips.
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  • It was justmiserable in the car,
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  • and then my dad wouldgive us that threat,
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  • and you know whatI'm talkin' about,
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  • Dads: "Don't make mepull this car over."
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  • But we knew it was a hollowthreat because he wanted to make
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  • good time, and thatwould just slow him down,
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  • so he wasn't gonna do that.
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  • And so it was justmiserable back then.
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  • Now, I have these great memoriesfrom all these amazing places
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  • that we went as a familyon those family vacations,
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  • but the car ride, thatwas a different story.
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  • My brother and sister and I arestill in counseling over the car
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  • rides, but the tripswere unbelievable.
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  • But one of the questions--well,the big question that we would
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  • constantly ask is"Are we there yet?"
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  • You see, now I see it froma different perspective.
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  • I think how toughit was on us kids,
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  • but I can't even imagine howhard it was on my parents to do
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  • those long driving vacations.
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  • We would always ask,"Are we there yet?"
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  • "No, nine hours to go."
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  • And then, five minuteslater, "Are we there yet?
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  • Are we there yet?"
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  • Because, as a kid, it seemedlike we would never get there.
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  • They would be drivingforever, and as a kid,
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  • you can lose hope so quickly.
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  • And, by the way, holding onto hope is a sign of maturity.
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  • Have you ever askedGod that question,
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  • "Are we there yet, God?
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  • Are we ever gonnaget through this?
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  • I mean, God, am Igonna make it through?
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  • Are we ever gonna get there?Are we there yet?"
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  • Do you ask God that allthe time like a little
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  • child on a long driving trip?
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  • "Are we there yet?
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  • Are we there yet, God?"
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  • And God just says,"Hold off, not yet,
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  • but we're gonna get there."
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  • But we start to lose hope soquickly because we wonder if
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  • we'll ever get there.
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  • Every one of us feelhopeless at times,
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  • and maybe you're startin' tofeel a little hopeless in the
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  • situation that you're in,and you're beginning to ask,
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  • "Will we ever getback to normal?"
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  • And we're in the series thatwe're calling "Better than
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  • Normal," because, whenever Godbrings you to a place that's
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  • worse than normal,he never wants you
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  • to go back to normal again.
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  • Whenever God brings you to aplace that's worse than normal,
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  • he always wants to take you toa place you could've never gone
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  • before, a place that's betterthan normal in your character,
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  • in your life, in yourrelationships and
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  • every part of your life.
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  • It just doesn't feellike it at the time,
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  • and so maybe you're askingGod, "Are we there yet?"
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  • and you feel likeyou're in the Death Valley,
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  • and you'restarting to lose hope.
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  • We all feel hopeless attimes, and that's okay.
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  • There are times in everyone'slife where you feel hopeless,
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  • but when you feel hopeless,just remember that God is hope,
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  • and he hasn't left you, and hewants to take you through the
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  • valley of hopelessnessto the mountain of hope.
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  • We're gonna look at theprophet Ezekiel today in the Old
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  • Testament because God gives hima powerful vision of hope when
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  • the people of Israel were inthe valley of hopelessness.
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  • God gives himthis vision of
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  • hope when theywere in captivity.
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  • It was the year around600 B.C., and they had
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  • been taken captive by Babylon.
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  • The Babylonians had come in anddestroyed Israel and Judah and
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  • taken so many theHebrews back into exile,
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  • and they had lost so much.
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  • They had lost their capital,Jerusalem, completely destroyed.
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  • They had lost their king.He was captured.
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  • They had lost their temple.
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  • It was burned to the ground.
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  • But most of all,they had lost all hope.
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  • They had lost all hopeof ever being restored
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  • as a nation again.
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  • They had lost allhope for their families.
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  • They had lost all hope for theirfuture because they thought it
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  • would always be this way.
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  • They thought things werenever going to change.
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  • Have you ever felt like that,like it'll always be this way,
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  • that things arenever going to change?
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  • It's like, "Will I everget through this depression?
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  • Will I ever getover this problem?
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  • Will I ever healfrom this hurt?"
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  • Or maybe it's "WillI ever get married?"
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  • or "Will we ever have kids?"
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  • or "Will the kidsever leave home?"
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  • I mean, we all have thosetimes when we're not sure.
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  • Are you in thevalley of hopelessness?
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  • I just want you to know thereis hope because God raises up
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  • Ezekiel and fills him with thisvision of hope that the nation
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  • would be restored again.
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  • The nation wouldcome alive again.
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  • The nation would beresurrected again.
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  • And he gives him thispowerful vision of hope,
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  • and he leads them overthis valley of dry bones,
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  • and he says, "I want you tospeak a prophetic word of life
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  • over this valleyof hopelessness.
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  • Speak a word of hopeover the hopelessness."
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  • And he does.
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  • And that's where we pick it up,so open your Bibles to Ezekiel
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  • chapter 37, if youhave them with you.
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  • And everything willbe on the screens.
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  • I want you to stand inhonor of God's Word,
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  • Woodlands Church, and justfollow along with me as I know
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  • that so many of you areworshiping with us at home,
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  • and you'reconnecting with us at home.
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  • We have thousands rightnow connecting with us
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  • all around the world.
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  • From the Woodlands to theworld, we're one church,
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  • so just follow along withme: "So I spoke this message,
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  • just as he told me.
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  • Suddenly as I spoke, therewas a rattling noise
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  • all across the valley.
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  • The bones of each body cametogether and attached
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  • themselves ascomplete skeletons.
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  • Then as I watched, muscles andflesh formed over the bones.
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  • Then skin formed tocover their bodies,
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  • but they still hadno breath in them.
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  • Then he said to me, 'Speaka prophetic message
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  • to the winds, son of man.
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  • Speak a propheticmessage and say,
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  • "This is what theSovereign Lord says: 'Come,
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  • O breath, from the four winds.
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  • Breathe into these dead bodiesso they may live again.'"'
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  • So I spoke the messageas he commanded me,
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  • and breath cameinto their bodies.
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  • They all came to life and stoodup on their feet--a great army.
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  • Then he said to me, 'Son ofman, these bones represent
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  • the people of Israel.
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  • They are saying,"We have become old,
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  • dry bones--all hope is gone.
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  • Our nation is finished."
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  • Therefore,prophecy to them and say,
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  • "This is what the SovereignLord says: 'O my people,
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  • I will open your graves of exileand cause you to rise again.
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  • Then I will bring youback to the land of Israel.
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  • When this happens, Omy people, you will
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  • know that I am the Lord.
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  • I will put my Spirit in you, andyou will live again and return
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  • home to your own land.
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  • Then you will knowthat I, the Lord,
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  • have spoken, and Ihave done what I said.
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  • Yes, the Lord hasspoken.'"'"
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  • You can be seated.
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  • And I want you to focus in onthe part of the passage where
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  • God says to Ezekiel, "Thisvision represents the people of
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  • Israel," because all thepeople are saying that
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  • "We're like old, dry bones.
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  • All hope is gone.
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  • There's no hope."
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  • God gives Ezekiel thisvision that was an image
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  • of complete hopelessness.
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  • I mean, I can't really think ofa visual picture that would seem
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  • more hopeless than a valley ofmillions upon millions of human
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  • bones dried out andbleached in the sun,
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  • scattered as far asthe eye could see.
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  • I mean, that is a vividvision of death and
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  • hopelessness, but no vision.
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  • No matter how vivid couldtruly describe how dead,
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  • how lifeless, how hopeless thepeople of Israel really felt,
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  • they felt like their nationwould never be restored again,
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  • and they felt likethere was no hope.
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  • They felt like there was no waythey would ever be able
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  • to come back together again.
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  • There was no futurefor their families,
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  • no hope, but God had a plan,and God is the God of hope,
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  • and he fills them withhope through the prophet.
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  • And we've all been there in thatplace where we wonder if we'll
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  • ever make it through.
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  • And if you're feeling hopeless,just remember God is hope.
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  • Hope has a name, andhis name is Jesus Christ.
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  • And maybe you feellike all hope is gone.
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  • God's not gone.He's right there with you.
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  • female announcer: Still tocome with Pastor Kerry Shook--
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  • Kerry: In the middle ofthe valley of hopelessness,
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  • when you feel hopeless,that's when hope matters.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Kerry: There are three thingsthat we need to do to cooperate
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  • with God's hope that he wants tobreathe into our hearts today,
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  • and we see that in this passage.
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  • I mean, what do you do whenyou're walking through the
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  • valley of hopelessness?
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  • First, hold on to Godand grieve your losses.
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  • When we face pain and loss,we usually run from pain.
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  • We usually try toanesthetize pain.
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  • We try to run from sadnessbecause we think we should
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  • always be happy and wedon't like to feel sad.
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  • We don't like to feel hurt.
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  • We wanna be happy, and so werun from our sad feelings.
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  • We run from our grief.
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  • But what happens here isthat God puts Ezekiel
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  • face-to-face with his loss.
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  • In Ezekiel 37, verse 1, itsays, "The Lord took hold of me,
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  • and I was carried away bythe Spirit of the Lord to this
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  • valley filled with bones.
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  • He led me all aroundamong the bones
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  • that covered the valley floor.
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  • They were scatteredeverywhere across the ground
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  • and were completely dried out."
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  • So it doesn't say that God gaveEzekiel this quick glimpse of
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  • hopelessness and then said,"But look away from that.
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  • Don't think abouthow bad that is.
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  • Don't grieve over that loss."
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  • He didn't just give him thisfive-second glimpse of this
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  • valley of death and say, "Okay,don't look at that again."
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  • No, Ezekiel says, "He tookme all around this valley."
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  • I mean, like, every squarefoot of this valley of death,
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  • this valley of dry bones,this valley of hopelessness.
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  • I believe God wanted Ezekiel toreally get that vivid picture of
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  • hopelessness so that he wouldturn to the only one who can
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  • give true hope: God Almighty.
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  • You see, sometimes we need tosee how hopeless our situation
  • 00:13:31.560 --> 00:13:33.896
  • truly is, and God willlead us around to really stay
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  • face-to-face with thehopelessness of our situation,
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  • with our failures, with ourmess, with our sins.
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  • And sometimes, withour hurt, with our loss,
  • 00:13:44.673 --> 00:13:49.311
  • feelings are meant to be felt,and so you go through this grief
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  • process, but just know Godwill walk you through it.
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  • You may never getover it in this life,
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  • but you will get through it.
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  • You keep holding his hand.
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  • You keep holding hishand, and you don't let go.
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  • And when you let go, he'snot gonna let go of you.
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  • He's gonna keep holding you.
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  • Whenever you go throughthe valley of hopelessness,
  • 00:14:10.633 --> 00:14:12.334
  • a valley of loss,God always holds you,
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  • and he walksthrough it with you.
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  • You'll never have to walkthrough anything alone.
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  • But then the second thing I wantyou to see is dare to declare
  • 00:14:19.775 --> 00:14:23.512
  • hope when you feel hopeless.
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  • When you feel hopeless,dare to declare hope anyway.
  • 00:14:25.648 --> 00:14:29.084
  • So God shows Ezekiel thisvalley of hopelessness,
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  • and then he askedhim a question.
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  • In Ezekiel 37:3, itsays, "Then he asked me,
  • 00:14:33.422 --> 00:14:35.858
  • 'Son of man, can these bonesbecome living people again?'
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  • 'Oh, Sovereign Lord,' Ireplied, 'You alone know
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  • the answer to that.'"
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  • So God asked Ezekiel,"Do you think these bones that
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  • are dried out and deadcan come alive again?"
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  • And Ezekiel, looking atthe hopeless situation,
  • 00:14:49.438 --> 00:14:51.941
  • seeing how hopelessit is without God,
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  • at least is ableto turn and say,
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  • "Only you know, Sovereign Lord."
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  • What a powerful answerwhen you feel hopeless,
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  • and maybe today God isasking you that question,
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  • "Can these bones live again?
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  • Do you believe thatdream, that I can bring
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  • that dream alive again?"
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  • What you need to say to him is"Only you know, Sovereign Lord.
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  • I just give it to you.It's in your hands.
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  • You know what's best.
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  • Only you, Sovereign Lord."
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  • Maybe it looks totally hopeless.
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  • You can't see how itcould ever come alive again,
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  • but you just say,"Only you know, Sovereign Lord,"
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  • and you give it over to him.
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  • It's a powerful thing todo when you feel hopeless.
  • 00:15:34.016 --> 00:15:36.618
  • And God may ask, "Canthis marriage live again?"
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  • "Only you know, Sovereign Lord.
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  • I give it over toyou, only you."
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  • "Can your businesscome back again?"
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  • "Only you know, Sovereign Lord.
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  • I give it over to you.I give it over to you.
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  • Only you know, Sovereign Lord."
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  • What a powerful thing to say.
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  • You're sayin', "You know what?It looks hopeless to me.
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  • I can't see it, but Iturn it over to you.
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  • I'll let you do ityour way, how you want,
  • 00:16:03.479 --> 00:16:05.748
  • when you want.
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  • I give it over to you, God."
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  • And he does that insurrender, and then
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  • God tells him what to do.
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  • God says, "Okay, I'lldo what I wanna do.
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  • I'm the only one who canresurrect these dry bones,
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  • but here's what I want youto do, no matter what I do.
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  • In faith, I wantyou to declare life.
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  • I want you to prophesylife over these dead bones.
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  • I want you to prophesy hopeover this hopeless valley.
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  • I want you to speak wordsof hope into the valley of
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  • hopelessness," andthat's what he does.
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  • It says in Ezekiel 37:4and 5, "Then he said to me,
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  • 'Speak a propheticmessage to these bones and say,
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  • "Dry bones, listen tothe word of the Lord.
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  • This is what theSovereign Lord says: 'Look,
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  • I'm going to put breath into youand make you live again.'"'"
  • 00:16:51.193 --> 00:16:54.396
  • So, in obedience, whetherhe feels like it or not,
  • 00:16:54.430 --> 00:16:57.199
  • he dares to declare hope.
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  • This is so important.
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  • In the middle of thevalley of hopelessness,
  • 00:17:01.370 --> 00:17:03.772
  • when you feel hopeless,that's when hope matters.
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  • That's the only timehope works is when you,
  • 00:17:07.476 --> 00:17:12.514
  • in the valley ofhopelessness, declare hope
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  • when you don't feel it at all.
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  • "This is gonna leave a scar,but I still dare to hope
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  • because I hope in him.
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  • I hope in the only onewho can hold me when
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  • everything falls apart."
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  • But then there's a third thing,I want you to ask God to
  • 00:17:33.435 --> 00:17:35.938
  • bring life, to breathe lifeinto the broken places.
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  • Ask God to breathe life intothe broken places of your life.
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  • See, we usually wanna hide ourbrokenness and the broken places
  • 00:17:44.313 --> 00:17:46.815
  • in our life and act likewe've got it all together on the
  • 00:17:46.849 --> 00:17:48.784
  • outside, hide all thebroken places on the inside,
  • 00:17:48.817 --> 00:17:51.653
  • keep others fromknowing about them,
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  • but God says, "The only way youcan find blessedness is to bring
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  • the brokenness to me and let mebreathe life into the brokenness
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  • and turn it into blessedness.
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  • Ezekiel, inchapter 37, verse 14,
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  • God says this to him: "I willput my breath in them and bring
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  • them back to life, and letthem live in their own land.
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  • Then they will knowthat I am the Lord.
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  • I have promised that Iwould do this--and I will.
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  • I, the Lord, have spoken."
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  • He's saying, "Hey,I'm gonna bring
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  • the whole nation back together.
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  • They've beenscattered all over the world.
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  • I'm gonna bring 'emall back together, and
  • 00:18:26.121 --> 00:18:27.422
  • they're gonnabe a nation again."
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  • Did you know that Israel is theonly nation ever on the face of
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  • this earth in all of humanhistory that has been disbanded
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  • as a nation,dispersed all over the world,
  • 00:18:39.935 --> 00:18:42.004
  • and then, over2.000 years later,
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  • all comes backtogether as a nation again?
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  • And God said, "I will do it.
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  • I've spoken it.It will happen.
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  • Count on it.
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  • It's done."
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  • Whatever God says is done,when God says it, it's done.
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  • It's done.
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  • I love how he says, "I willput my breath in them
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  • and bring them back to life."
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  • God is telling Israel,"Give me all your brokenness,
  • 00:19:12.968 --> 00:19:16.705
  • and I will breathe lifeinto your brokenness.
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  • I will breathe into you hope.
  • 00:19:19.508 --> 00:19:21.977
  • I will breathe into you purpose.
  • 00:19:22.010 --> 00:19:24.313
  • I'll breathe into you joy.
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  • I'll breathe into passion."
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  • You see, if youfeel empty today,
  • 00:19:28.217 --> 00:19:29.518
  • you're in a great place.
  • 00:19:29.551 --> 00:19:30.852
  • If you feel empty and hopeless,you're in a great place 'cause,
  • 00:19:30.886 --> 00:19:33.322
  • if you're full of pride,if you're full of yourself,
  • 00:19:33.355 --> 00:19:35.524
  • if you're full ofanything other than Christ,
  • 00:19:35.557 --> 00:19:37.926
  • then he can't fill you whenyou're filled with something
  • 00:19:37.960 --> 00:19:40.929
  • else, but when you're empty andyou feel like you've got nothin'
  • 00:19:40.963 --> 00:19:47.736
  • and you're totally empty,that's when God can fill you up.
  • 00:19:47.769 --> 00:19:51.473
  • That's when he can breathe hisHoly Spirit into you and fill
  • 00:19:51.506 --> 00:19:54.376
  • you up to the brim, and he canbreathe into the broken places
  • 00:19:54.409 --> 00:19:57.913
  • in your heart and heal you.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪ Maker of heaven,maker of earth, ♪
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  • ♪ galaxy architectgave me my worth. ♪
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  • ♪ Who could have predictedthe story you'd write? ♪
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  • ♪ No, no. ♪
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  • ♪ You stretched outthe heavens ♪
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  • ♪ and laid down your life. ♪
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  • ♪ Here, where sinand love collide, ♪
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  • ♪ I stand in awe,arms open wide. ♪
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  • ♪ The God who joinedthe hemispheres ♪
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  • ♪ joined my fight. ♪
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  • ♪ Here where sinand blood collide, ♪
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  • ♪ my chains fall off,my fears subside. ♪
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  • ♪ The God who madethe universe ♪
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  • ♪ made a way. ♪
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  • ♪ You made a way. ♪
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪ Here, where sinand love collide ♪
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  • male: Sing,"maker of heaven."
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  • ♪ Maker of heaven,author of life, ♪
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  • ♪ with no obligation,you painted the skies. ♪
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  • ♪ There's noplanet too big, ♪
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  • ♪ no creature too small,no, no. ♪
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  • ♪ In your perfectpicture, you wanted it all. ♪
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  • male: Come on, we sing out.
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  • ♪ Here, where sinand love collide, ♪
  • 00:23:46.174 --> 00:23:49.978
  • ♪ I stand in awe,arms open wide. ♪
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  • ♪ The God who joinedthe hemispheres ♪
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  • ♪ joined my fight. ♪
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  • ♪ Here, where sinand blood collide, ♪
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  • ♪ my chains fall off,my fears subside. ♪
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  • ♪ The God who made theuniverse made a way. ♪
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  • [vocalizing]
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  • ♪ Make a way for us. ♪
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  • ♪ Gonna make a way. ♪
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  • ♪ Make a way. ♪
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  • ♪ Sing, you're themaker of the stars, ♪
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  • ♪ so make a way. ♪
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  • ♪ You're the makerof my heart, ♪
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  • ♪ so make a way. ♪
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  • ♪ You made theblind to see, ♪
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  • ♪ so make a way. ♪
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  • ♪ You made somethingnew in me, ♪
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  • ♪ so make a way. ♪
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  • ♪ Come on. ♪
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  • ♪ When the wallsare closin' in, ♪
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  • ♪ you will make a way. ♪
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  • ♪ When I need tostart again, ♪
  • 00:25:26.541 --> 00:25:30.845
  • ♪ you will make a way. ♪
  • 00:25:30.879 --> 00:25:35.517
  • ♪ When I can'tsee my way out, ♪
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  • ♪ you will make a way. ♪
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  • ♪ In the darknessI will shout. ♪
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  • ♪ You will make a way. ♪
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  • ♪ When I havenothing left, ♪
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  • ♪ you will make a way. ♪
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  • ♪ I can't take onemore step. ♪
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  • ♪ You will make a way. ♪
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  • ♪ I can't seemy way out. ♪
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  • ♪ You will make a way. ♪
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  • ♪ In the dark,I will shout. ♪
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  • ♪ You will make a way. ♪
  • 00:26:25.033 --> 00:26:28.837
  • ♪ When I havenothing left, ♪
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  • ♪ you will make a way. ♪
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  • ♪ Yes, Lord. ♪
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  • ♪ I can't takeone more step. ♪
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  • ♪ You will make a way. ♪
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  • ♪ I can't see myway out, Lord. ♪
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  • ♪ You willmake a way. ♪
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  • ♪ In the dark,I will shout. ♪
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  • ♪ You will make a way. ♪♪
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