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The Discipline of Thankfulness

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November 24, 2019
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The Discipline of Thankfulness

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  • I'M BILL JOHNSON, ONE OF THE
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  • PASTORS AND LEADERS HERE AT
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  • BETHEL, IN REDDING, CALIFORNIA.
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  • TBN HAS LONG BEEN A FRIEND OF
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  • OUR BETHEL FAMILY AND IT GIVES
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  • ME GREAT JOY TO ANNOUNCE OUR
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  • NEW PARTNERSHIP.
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  • IT IS AN HONOR FOR US TO SHARE
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  • OUR TEACHING, OUR WORSHIP, AND
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  • THE BETHEL CULTURE WITH YOU, ON
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  • THE TBN NETWORK.
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  • AS WE JOIN TOGETHER, WE WILL
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  • FURTHER THE GOSPEL OF JESUS
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  • CHRIST IN WAYS WE COULDN'T HAVE
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  • DONE ALONE, REACHING THE WORLD
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  • THROUGH MEDIA.
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  • TOGETHER, WE'RE STRONGER AND
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  • WE'RE EXCITED TO SEE WHAT THE
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  • [ENERGETIC MUSIC]
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • - BILL: HIS DESIRE IS TO
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  • FULLY REVEAL HIMSELF,
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  • WHO HE IS,
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  • UPON HIS PEOPLE.
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  • FULLY.
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  • BUT THE WEIGHTINESS OF THAT
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  • REVELATION WOULD CRUSH MANY
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  • PEOPLE WHO ARE FOLLOWING THE
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  • LORD BECAUSE THERE ARE
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  • FRACTURES IN THEIR THINKING.
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  • IT'S NOT THAT THEY DON'T
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  • GENUINELY LOVE JESUS.
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  • IT'S JUST THEY HAVE A WEAKNESS
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  • IN THEIR FOUNDATION THAT NEEDS
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  • TO BE REVEALED SO THAT THE LORD
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  • - ERIC JOHNSON: HI, I'M ERIC
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  • JOHNSON, A PASTOR AND SENIOR
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  • LEADER HERE AT BETHEL,
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  • IN REDDING, CALIFORNIA.
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  • I'M SO EXCITED TO LAUNCH US
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  • INTO THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH A
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  • MESSAGE FROM MY DAD, BILL
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  • JOHNSON, CALLED: THE DISCIPLINE
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  • IN 1 THESSALONIANS 5 IT SAYS,
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  • "REJOICE ALWAYS, PRAY WITHOUT
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  • CEASING, AND IN EVERYTHING GIVE
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  • THANKS, FOR THIS IS THE WILL OF
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  • GOD IN CHRIST JESUS FOR YOU."
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  • MY PRAYER IS THAT YOU WOULD
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  • DEVELOP AND CULTIVATE A
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  • THANKFUL HEART IN THIS SEASON.
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  • AND I HOPE YOU ENJOY
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  • THIS MESSAGE.
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  • AND FROM ME AND EVERYONE HERE
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  • AT BETHEL, HAPPY THANKSGIVING
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  • [APPLAUSE]
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  • - BILL: I WANT YOU TO GO TO
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  • ONE OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT
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  • TRUTHS TO...REALLY BE EMBRACED
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  • AND TAUGHT ON IN THE LAST
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  • 20 PLUS YEARS HAS BEEN THE
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  • WHOLE CONCEPT OF IMPARTATION.
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  • BUT, WHAT'S KIND OF HUMOROUS TO
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  • -- JUST FORGIVE ME
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  • FOR MY SENSE OF HUMOR -- AGAIN
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  • -- BUT WHAT'S KIND OF HUMOROUS
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  • TO ME IS, OFTENTIMES, PEOPLE
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  • WILL COME AND ASK FOR PRAYER
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  • FOR SOMETHING THAT IS ACTUALLY
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  • A MARK OF MATURITY.
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  • YOU CAN'T GET MATURITY
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  • THROUGH IMPARTATION.
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  • IF ONLY THAT WERE TRUE, MAN, WE
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  • COULD JUST LINE UP AND BE LIKE
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  • PAUL TOMORROW, YOU KNOW.
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  • MATURITY COMES FROM CHOICES.
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  • MAKING DECISIONS.
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  • SO, YOU CAN PRAY FOR SOMEONE.
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  • YOU CAN BE 1 MINUTE OLD IN
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  • JESUS AND PRAY FOR SOMEBODY WHO
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  • HAS CANCER AND THEY
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  • CAN BE HEALED.
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  • IT DIDN'T COME-- THE GIFTING
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  • DIDN'T COME FROM MATURITY.
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  • UH-- EXCUSE ME -- THE GIFTING,
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  • YEAH, DIDN'T COME FROM YEARS IN
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  • CHRIST; IT JUST
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  • THE MATURITY COMES WHEN YOU ARE
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  • NOW FACED WITH DECISIONS.
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  • WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO WITH
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  • THE FACT SOMEBODY JUST GOT
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  • HEALED THROUGH YOU?
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  • DO YOU THINK IT'S
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  • YOUR SIGNIFICANCE?
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  • DO YOU THINK YOU ARE THE
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  • SOURCE OF THE GIFT?
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  • DO YOU THINK YOU ARE THE
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  • SOURCE OF THE FAITH?
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  • HOW IS THE STORY SHARED?
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  • IS IT SHARED WITH YOU
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  • AT THE CENTER?
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  • OR JESUS?
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  • AND ALL...ALL WE DO IN THOSE
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  • MOMENTS IS, THE LORD'S
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  • ACTUALLY MEASURING WHAT REALM
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  • OR MEASURE OF GLORY CAN
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  • WE LIVE WITH, CAN WE CARRY.
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  • SEE, THE ORIGINAL TARGET OF THE
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  • LORD FOR EVERY PERSON WAS TO
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  • ACTUALLY LIVE IN THE
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  • AND JUST FOR SIMPLICITY'S SAKE,
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  • WE'LL DEFINE THE GLORY AS THE
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  • MANIFESTED PRESENCE OF JESUS.
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  • IT'S THE ACTUALIZED
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  • PRESENCE OF GOD.
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  • AND SO, THE SCRIPTURE SAYS ALL
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  • HAVE FALLEN SHORT OF THE
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  • GLORY OF GOD.
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  • SO, SIN MEANS TO MISS THE MARK.
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  • SO, SIN CAUSES PEOPLE TO MISS
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  • GOD'S INTENDED TARGET.
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  • WHAT WAS THE INTENDED TARGET?
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  • THE GLORY OF GOD.
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  • TO LIVE IN THE MANIFESTED
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  • PRESENCE OF CHRIST -- NOT JUST
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  • AS A POINT OF THEOLOGY, NOT
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  • JUST AS A POINT OF DOCTRINE --
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  • "I'M IN CHRIST, HE'S IN ME" --
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  • BUT MORE THAN THAT.
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  • AN ACTUALIZED, REALIZED REALITY
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  • THAT WE LIVE FROM...WHERE WE
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  • SEE THE GOD OF SCRIPTURE APPEAR
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  • IN UNUSUAL WAYS AND REST UPON
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  • THE MANIFESTATIONS IN THE
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  • TEMPLE OR TABERNACLE.
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  • THAT IS ACTUALLY THE
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  • MANIFESTATION THAT IS
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  • POTENTIALLY...A PART OF
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  • EVERYBODY IN THIS LIFE WHO HAS
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  • A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH
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  • JESUS.
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  • SO, ALL HAVE SINNED AND FALLEN
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  • SHORT OF THE GLORY.
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  • MISSED THE MARK.
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  • WHAT DOES SALVATION DO?
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  • IT RESTORES US TO THE TARGET.
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  • IT DOESN'T RESTORE US HALFWAY
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  • TO THE TARGET SO THAT IN HEAVEN
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  • WE CAN GET THE REST.
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  • WHEN JESUS SAID IT WAS
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  • ENOUGH, HE ACTUALLY MEANT: I
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  • DID EVERYTHING NEEDED TO
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  • ACCOMPLISH THE ORIGINAL PLAN.
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  • AND SO, JESUS LIVES AMONG US,
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  • LIVES IN US,
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  • RESTS UPON US.
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  • BUT THERE ARE MEASURES OF
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  • PRESENCE THAT ARE YET TO BE
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  • DISCOVERED THAT HAVE BEEN
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  • DISCOVERED IN PRIOR AND
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  • GENERATIONS.
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  • HIS DESIRE IS TO FULLY REVEAL
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  • HIMSELF, WHO HE IS, UPON HIS
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  • PEOPLE.
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  • FULLY.
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  • BUT THE WEIGHTINESS OF THE
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  • REVELATION WOULD CRUSH MANY
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  • PEOPLE WHO ARE FOLLOWING THE
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  • LORD.
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  • BECAUSE THERE ARE FRACTURES IN
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  • THEIR THINKING, FRACTURES IN
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  • THEIR VALUES.
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  • IT'S NOT THAT THEY DON'T
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  • GENUINELY LOVE JESUS.
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  • IT'S JUST THAT THEY HAVE A
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  • WEAKNESS IN THEIR FOUNDATION
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  • THAT NEEDS TO BE REVEALED
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  • GENTLY AND CAREFULLY SO THAT
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  • THE LORD CAN BRING
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  • HEALING THERE.
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  • IT IS TRUE.
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  • IT IS TRUE.
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  • THE LORD'S NOT AFRAID OF
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  • BRINGING JUNK UP IN OUR LIFE,
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  • BRINGING IT TO THE SURFACE.
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  • BUT HE BRINGS IT TO THE SURFACE
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  • SO IT CAN BE DEALT WITH.
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  • HE NEVER BRINGS IT TO THE
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  • SURFACE TO SHAME US OR TO MOCK
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  • US.
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  • HE ONLY BRINGS IT OUT SO THAT
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  • WE WILL SEE WHAT HE'S BEEN
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  • SEEING ALL ALONG.
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  • WHAT CONFESSION IS IS WE JUST
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  • MAKE AGREEMENT WITH WHAT HE
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  • ALREADY KNOWS TO BE TRUE.
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  • AND WHAT HAPPENS -- HE BRINGS
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  • IT TO THE SURFACE SO THAT WE
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  • CAN ACKNOWLEDGE IT.
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  • BECAUSE ONCE WE DEEPLY CONFESS
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  • AND REPENT, HE GIVES US THE
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  • GRACE TO FORSAKE THAT WHICH
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  • KEPT US IN BONDAGE.
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  • ALL RIGHT, BACK TO THE SUBJECT.
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  • SO...THE CHOICES THAT WE HAVE
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  • THROUGHOUT LIFE ARE WHERE THE
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  • MUSCLE OF INTEGRITY, THE MUSCLE
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  • OF CHARACTER IS DEVELOPED.
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  • IN LIFTING WEIGHTS, FOR
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  • EXAMPLE, IF YOU LIFT A LIGHT
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  • WEIGHT 100 TIMES, IT'S NOT
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  • GONNA BUILD MUSCLE.
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  • IT'S WHEN YOU LIFT SOMETHING
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  • THAT REALLY PUSHES
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  • YOUR CAPACITY.
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  • AND MAYBE YOU CAN ONLY LIFT
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  • THAT THING THREE TIMES.
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  • BUT IT'S THE THIRD TIME THAT
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  • WORKS THE MOST.
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  • IT'S THE HARDEST LIFT.
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  • THAT'S-- THAT'S WHAT ACTUALLY
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  • ACCOMPLISH THE MOST.
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  • AND WHEN WE HAVE DIFFICULT
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  • SITUATIONS RISE UP IN OUR LIFE,
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  • IT'S ALWAYS FOR THE PURPOSE OF
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  • BUILDING CHARACTER.
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  • IT'S NEVER TO SHAME, IT'S NEVER
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  • TO MOCK, IT'S NEVER TO
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  • INTIMIDATE OR HUMILIATE.
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  • IT'S ALWAYS THE INVITATION TO
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  • COME INTO CHRIST, INTO A PLACE
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  • THAT'S WHEN, IN, UM...UM...1
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  • THESSALONIANS 5, HE SAYS:
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  • REJOICE ALWAYS, PRAY WITHOUT
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  • CEASING, IN EVERYTHING GIVE
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  • THANKS, FOR THIS IS GOD'S WILL
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  • IN CHRIST JESUS CONCERNING YOU.
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  • THINK THROUGH THIS NOW:
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  • REJOICE ALWAYS, PRAY WITHOUT
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  • CEASING, IN EVERYTHING GIVE
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  • THANKS, FOR THIS IS GOD'S WILL
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  • IN CHRIST, CONCERNING YOU.
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  • ONE OF THE MOST OVERWHELMING--
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  • OR, I SHOULDN'T
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  • ONE OF THE MOST FREQUENTLY
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  • REPEATED PRAYERS OR REQUESTS
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  • FROM THIS FAMILY OF BELIEVERS,
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  • ESPECIALLY INCLUDING OUR
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  • SCHOOL, IS THIS HEART TO KNOW
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  • GOD'S WILL FOR OUR LIFE.
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  • AND, GENERALLY, WHAT THAT IS
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  • REDUCED TO IS: GOD, DO YOU WANT
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  • ME TO BE A MISSIONARY, OR
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  • VETERINARIAN, OR SCHOOLTEACHER,
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  • OR PASTOR?
  • 00:07:36.080 --> 00:07:37.010
  • OR WHATEVER.
  • 00:07:37.010 --> 00:07:37.220
  • WE WANT TO DO WHAT HE WANTS
  • 00:07:37.220 --> 00:07:38.190
  • US TO DO.
  • 00:07:38.190 --> 00:07:39.070
  • IT'S A LEGITIMATE PRAYER.
  • 00:07:39.070 --> 00:07:40.070
  • IT'S A LEGITIMATE REQUEST.
  • 00:07:40.070 --> 00:07:41.250
  • I'M NOT SURE GOD'S AS CONCERNED
  • 00:07:41.250 --> 00:07:44.170
  • ABOUT THAT AS HE IS ABOUT THIS.
  • 00:07:44.170 --> 00:07:46.020
  • THIS SAYS REJOICE ALWAYS, PRAY
  • 00:07:46.020 --> 00:07:47.170
  • WITHOUT CEASING, IN EVERYTHING
  • 00:07:47.170 --> 00:07:49.030
  • GIVE THANKS, FOR THIS IS
  • 00:07:49.230 --> 00:07:52.230
  • GOD'S WILL.
  • 00:07:52.230 --> 00:07:55.060
  • I COULD ONLY HAVE THOSE THREE
  • 00:07:55.060 --> 00:07:56.130
  • VERSES AND IT WOULD TAKE THE
  • 00:07:56.130 --> 00:07:57.160
  • REST OF MY LIFE FOR ME TO LEARN
  • 00:07:57.160 --> 00:07:58.140
  • IT.
  • 00:07:58.140 --> 00:07:59.260
  • I MEAN, IF I HAD NOTHING ELSE
  • 00:07:59.260 --> 00:08:00.260
  • TO READ BUT THOSE THREE VERSES,
  • 00:08:00.260 --> 00:08:02.170
  • I'D HAVE A FULL-TIME JOB AHEAD
  • 00:08:02.170 --> 00:08:03.150
  • OF ME 'CAUSE TO REJOICE ALWAYS,
  • 00:08:03.150 --> 00:08:05.050
  • TO PRAY WITHOUT CEASING, IN
  • 00:08:05.050 --> 00:08:05.280
  • EVERYTHING GIVE THANKS -- IT
  • 00:08:05.280 --> 00:08:07.050
  • JUST MEANS YOU HAVE-- YOU HAVE
  • 00:08:07.050 --> 00:08:09.020
  • DISCIPLINED RESPONSES TO LEVELS
  • 00:08:09.050 --> 00:08:12.050
  • OF DIFFICULTY AND CHALLENGES
  • 00:08:12.050 --> 00:08:13.230
  • AND OPPORTUNITIES THAT YOU
  • 00:08:13.230 --> 00:08:14.260
  • HAVE.
  • 00:08:14.260 --> 00:08:16.070
  • YOU HAVE DISCIPLINED RESPONSES
  • 00:08:16.070 --> 00:08:17.270
  • THAT HELP TO FORM AND TO SHAPE
  • 00:08:17.270 --> 00:08:18.190
  • THE CHARACTER IN US.
  • 00:08:18.190 --> 00:08:19.210
  • AND, REMEMBER, IT'S THAT-- IT'S
  • 00:08:19.210 --> 00:08:21.120
  • THAT-- IT'S THAT CHARACTER THAT
  • 00:08:21.120 --> 00:08:22.290
  • IS ABLE TO CARRY THE
  • 00:08:22.290 --> 00:08:24.000
  • WEIGHTINESS OF WHAT GOD IS
  • 00:08:24.000 --> 00:08:26.030
  • DOING IN THE EARTH.
  • 00:08:26.030 --> 00:08:27.260
  • HE'S LOOKING FOR PEOPLE HE CAN
  • 00:08:27.260 --> 00:08:29.000
  • TRUST HIMSELF TO.
  • 00:08:34.210 --> 00:08:37.210
  • THE WHOLE IMPARTATION IDEA CAME
  • 00:08:37.210 --> 00:08:39.020
  • AS-- I'VE BEEN THINKING IT FOR
  • 00:08:39.020 --> 00:08:41.190
  • YEARS.
  • 00:08:41.190 --> 00:08:42.220
  • I WISH-- IF THERE'S ONE THING I
  • 00:08:42.220 --> 00:08:43.140
  • COULD ASK OF THE LORD TO BE
  • 00:08:43.140 --> 00:08:44.250
  • ABLE TO IMPART TO PEOPLE IT
  • 00:08:44.250 --> 00:08:46.230
  • WOULD BE A THANKFUL HEART.
  • 00:08:46.230 --> 00:08:47.280
  • YOU JUST DON'T GET IT THROUGH
  • 00:08:47.280 --> 00:08:50.020
  • IMPARTATION; YOU GET IT THROUGH
  • 00:08:50.020 --> 00:08:51.050
  • DO YOU KNOW IN NEHEMIAH, IT'S
  • 00:08:54.170 --> 00:08:56.200
  • KIND OF A-- TO ME, IT'S AN
  • 00:08:56.200 --> 00:08:58.200
  • AWKWARD PART OF A STORY.
  • 00:08:58.200 --> 00:09:00.230
  • IT'S IN CHAPTER 11, THE END OF
  • 00:09:00.230 --> 00:09:02.130
  • CHAPTER 11, AND ALL OF
  • 00:09:02.130 --> 00:09:04.160
  • CHAPTER 12.
  • 00:09:04.160 --> 00:09:05.060
  • IT HAS THIS REOCCURRING THEME.
  • 00:09:05.060 --> 00:09:06.080
  • THERE WERE PEOPLE THAT WERE
  • 00:09:06.080 --> 00:09:08.090
  • ASSIGNED TO GIVE THANKS TO GOD.
  • 00:09:08.090 --> 00:09:09.220
  • "OH, WHAT DO YOU DO
  • 00:09:09.220 --> 00:09:12.180
  • FOR A LIVING?"
  • 00:09:12.180 --> 00:09:13.110
  • "OH, I-- I-- I GIVE THANKS.
  • 00:09:13.110 --> 00:09:14.250
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:09:14.250 --> 00:09:16.120
  • I GIVE THANKS."
  • 00:09:16.120 --> 00:09:17.170
  • "YEAH?
  • 00:09:17.170 --> 00:09:18.080
  • LIKE, WHAT DOES THAT LOOK
  • 00:09:18.080 --> 00:09:18.270
  • LIKE?"
  • 00:09:18.270 --> 00:09:19.060
  • "WELL, THEY JUST GIVE ME A
  • 00:09:19.060 --> 00:09:19.250
  • LIST.
  • 00:09:19.250 --> 00:09:20.100
  • AND, I STAND BEFORE GOD AND I
  • 00:09:20.100 --> 00:09:21.150
  • SAY THANK YOU.
  • 00:09:21.150 --> 00:09:24.040
  • AND I MENTION WHAT WE'RE
  • 00:09:24.040 --> 00:09:26.270
  • THANKFUL FOR."
  • 00:09:26.270 --> 00:09:27.240
  • THAT SOUNDS-- THAT SOUNDS SO
  • 00:09:29.210 --> 00:09:30.200
  • FORMAL AND SO-- SO RITUALISTIC
  • 00:09:30.200 --> 00:09:33.050
  • THAT THERE'S NO LIFE IN IT.
  • 00:09:33.050 --> 00:09:34.110
  • AND YET, THERE'S A SECRET IN
  • 00:09:34.110 --> 00:09:35.010
  • THAT ROUTINE.
  • 00:09:35.010 --> 00:09:35.210
  • YOU BYPASS THE LIMITATION OF
  • 00:09:37.220 --> 00:09:40.220
  • YOUR OWN EMOTIONAL CONDITION
  • 00:09:40.220 --> 00:09:43.120
  • AND YOU MAKE MATURE CHOICES,
  • 00:09:43.120 --> 00:09:45.210
  • WHICH ACTIVATES YOUR EMOTIONAL
  • 00:09:45.210 --> 00:09:47.240
  • CONDITION TO GET INTO LINE WITH
  • 00:09:47.240 --> 00:09:50.030
  • WHAT YOU'RE DOING.
  • 00:09:50.030 --> 00:09:51.040
  • SEE, COMPLAINING EMPOWERS THE
  • 00:09:51.220 --> 00:09:54.220
  • INFERIOR TO UNDERMINE YOUR
  • 00:09:54.220 --> 00:09:56.180
  • FAITH.
  • 00:09:56.180 --> 00:09:57.090
  • COMPLAINING ONLY HAPPENS WHEN
  • 00:09:57.160 --> 00:10:00.160
  • WE ARE MORE MINDFUL OF A
  • 00:10:00.160 --> 00:10:03.020
  • PROBLEM THAN WE ARE OF GOD.
  • 00:10:03.020 --> 00:10:04.260
  • IT'S IMPOSSIBLE TO COMPLAIN
  • 00:10:04.260 --> 00:10:07.110
  • WHEN YOU'RE MORE AWARE OF THE
  • 00:10:07.110 --> 00:10:08.200
  • GOODNESS OF GOD THAN YOU ARE OF
  • 00:10:08.200 --> 00:10:09.140
  • A PROBLEM.
  • 00:10:09.140 --> 00:10:10.110
  • YOU ACTUALLY VIOLATE-- TO DO
  • 00:10:10.110 --> 00:10:12.000
  • THAT, YOU'D HAVE TO VIOLATE
  • 00:10:12.000 --> 00:10:13.150
  • YOUR CONSCIENCE, YOUR SENSE OF
  • 00:10:13.170 --> 00:10:16.170
  • PURPOSE, YOUR SENSE OF BEING,
  • 00:10:16.170 --> 00:10:18.000
  • THE SENSE OF GOD'S PRESENCE.
  • 00:10:18.000 --> 00:10:19.190
  • YOU HAVE TO VIOLATE ALL OF THAT
  • 00:10:19.190 --> 00:10:20.120
  • JUST TO START COMPLAINING.
  • 00:10:20.120 --> 00:10:21.190
  • INTERESTINGLY, PHILIPPIANS
  • 00:10:21.190 --> 00:10:22.080
  • I'LL JUST QUOTE IT TO YOU,
  • 00:10:27.190 --> 00:10:29.120
  • MAKE REFERENCE TO IT.
  • 00:10:29.120 --> 00:10:31.060
  • PHILIPPIANS 4:6 TALKS ABOUT
  • 00:10:31.060 --> 00:10:32.070
  • SUPPLICATIONS AND PRAYERS.
  • 00:10:32.070 --> 00:10:34.070
  • THAT'S THE EARNEST-- GETTING
  • 00:10:34.070 --> 00:10:36.060
  • BEFORE THE LORD, CONTENDING
  • 00:10:36.060 --> 00:10:37.050
  • WITH GOD FOR A BREAKTHROUGH.
  • 00:10:37.050 --> 00:10:38.130
  • AND HE SAYS "WITH
  • 00:10:38.130 --> 00:10:39.090
  • THANKSGIVING."
  • 00:10:39.090 --> 00:10:40.240
  • WHY?
  • 00:10:40.240 --> 00:10:42.050
  • THANKSGIVING CREATES THE
  • 00:10:42.050 --> 00:10:43.190
  • CONTEXT TO KEEP PRAYER
  • 00:10:43.190 --> 00:10:44.100
  • ON FOCUS.
  • 00:10:44.100 --> 00:10:45.010
  • I MEAN, I KNOW THIS IS
  • 00:10:45.260 --> 00:10:48.260
  • A DUMB QUESTION 'CAUSE ALL OF
  • 00:10:48.260 --> 00:10:50.030
  • US WOULD SAY YES, BUT HOW MANY
  • 00:10:50.030 --> 00:10:51.030
  • OF YOU WANT TO HAVE
  • 00:10:51.030 --> 00:10:52.010
  • EFFECTIVE PRAYERS?
  • 00:10:52.010 --> 00:10:52.260
  • OF COURSE, WE DO.
  • 00:10:52.260 --> 00:10:54.070
  • WE WANNA HAVE A-- WE DON'T PRAY
  • 00:10:54.070 --> 00:10:55.110
  • JUST TO-- YOU KNOW, WE'RE NOT
  • 00:10:55.110 --> 00:10:56.240
  • RUNNING ON A TREADMILL, JUST
  • 00:10:56.240 --> 00:10:58.020
  • TRYING TO COVER THE MILES.
  • 00:10:58.020 --> 00:10:59.190
  • WE WANT TO BRING IMPACT.
  • 00:10:59.190 --> 00:11:01.160
  • OUR HEART IS TO BRING CHANGE,
  • 00:11:01.160 --> 00:11:03.080
  • TO SEE IT OUR OWN LIVES, IN OUR
  • 00:11:03.080 --> 00:11:04.260
  • FAMILIES, THE WORLD AROUND US.
  • 00:11:04.260 --> 00:11:06.050
  • WE WANNA SEE THINGS TAKE PLACE
  • 00:11:06.050 --> 00:11:06.260
  • BECAUSE WE'VE PRAYED.
  • 00:11:06.260 --> 00:11:08.270
  • THANKFULNESS IS WHAT HELPS TO
  • 00:11:09.180 --> 00:11:12.180
  • KEEP PRAYERS ON TARGET.
  • 00:11:12.180 --> 00:11:14.030
  • THERE ARE TIMES WHEN PRAYING
  • 00:11:14.030 --> 00:11:16.010
  • FOR SOMEBODY, MINISTERING
  • 00:11:16.010 --> 00:11:17.170
  • LET'S SAY THEY HAVE A...CERTAIN
  • 00:11:20.130 --> 00:11:21.130
  • PROBLEM.
  • 00:11:21.130 --> 00:11:21.280
  • ARTHRITIS, LET'S JUST SAY,
  • 00:11:21.280 --> 00:11:23.070
  • THROUGHOUT THEIR...ARM.
  • 00:11:23.070 --> 00:11:24.140
  • AND-- AND I'M PRAYING FOR THEM.
  • 00:11:24.140 --> 00:11:25.260
  • AND NOTHING'S HAPPENING.
  • 00:11:25.260 --> 00:11:27.070
  • ZERO BREAKTHROUGH.
  • 00:11:28.160 --> 00:11:31.160
  • AND THEN, THE LORD WILL GIVE ME
  • 00:11:31.160 --> 00:11:32.080
  • AN INSIGHT OF A MORE PRECISE
  • 00:11:32.080 --> 00:11:32.280
  • WAY TO PRAY.
  • 00:11:32.280 --> 00:11:33.190
  • AND WHEN I CHANGE PRAYER FROM A
  • 00:11:33.190 --> 00:11:36.030
  • GENERAL PRAYER OF "GOD, HEAL
  • 00:11:36.030 --> 00:11:37.130
  • THE ARTHRITIS THAT'S IN THE
  • 00:11:37.130 --> 00:11:38.120
  • ARM," AND I GET DOWN TO A VERY
  • 00:11:38.120 --> 00:11:39.230
  • SPECIFIC OR PRECISE PRAYER,
  • 00:11:39.230 --> 00:11:41.170
  • THEN THE BREAKTHROUGH COMES.
  • 00:11:41.170 --> 00:11:42.250
  • I CAN'T TELL YOU WHY, BUT I CAN
  • 00:11:42.250 --> 00:11:45.010
  • TELL YOU THIS: FOR ME TO STAND
  • 00:11:45.010 --> 00:11:47.040
  • UP HERE AND JUST SAY, "OH,
  • 00:11:47.040 --> 00:11:49.110
  • JESUS, PLEASE HEAL EVERYONE IN
  • 00:11:49.110 --> 00:11:50.260
  • THE ROOM TODAY, AMEN, WE GIVE
  • 00:11:50.260 --> 00:11:52.210
  • YOU THANKS," NOTHING'S GOING TO
  • 00:11:52.210 --> 00:11:53.190
  • HAPPEN.
  • 00:11:53.190 --> 00:11:54.180
  • WHY?
  • 00:11:54.180 --> 00:11:57.180
  • BECAUSE IT'S GOTTA BE MORE
  • 00:11:57.180 --> 00:11:58.070
  • PRECISE.
  • 00:11:58.070 --> 00:11:59.070
  • AND WHAT THANKFULNESS DOES IS
  • 00:11:59.070 --> 00:12:00.100
  • IT HONES THE PRECISION OF OUR
  • 00:12:00.100 --> 00:12:02.260
  • PRAYER LIFE BECAUSE IT KEEPS IT
  • 00:12:02.260 --> 00:12:04.240
  • ABOUT HIM -- BECAUSE IT'S THAT
  • 00:12:04.240 --> 00:12:06.250
  • PLACE OF DEPENDENCY, PLACE OF
  • 00:12:06.250 --> 00:12:08.200
  • ACKNOWLEDGEMENT.
  • 00:12:08.200 --> 00:12:09.260
  • THE STRENGTH IN PRAYER IS NOT
  • 00:12:09.260 --> 00:12:11.090
  • THAT YOU COMPLAIN OR BELLYACHE
  • 00:12:11.090 --> 00:12:13.080
  • ABOUT A PROBLEM.
  • 00:12:13.080 --> 00:12:14.040
  • IT'S THAT YOU JOINED YOUR HEART
  • 00:12:14.060 --> 00:12:17.060
  • WITH HIS TO SEE HIS KINGDOM AND
  • 00:12:17.060 --> 00:12:18.090
  • HIS PURPOSES WORKED OUT
  • 00:12:18.090 --> 00:12:19.140
  • IN THE EARTH.
  • 00:12:20.100 --> 00:12:23.100
  • AND THANKFULNESS IS WHAT KEEPS
  • 00:12:23.100 --> 00:12:24.010
  • SEE, IT'S NOT A GOOD SIGN TO
  • 00:12:27.030 --> 00:12:27.230
  • NOT FEEL PAIN.
  • 00:12:27.230 --> 00:12:28.220
  • IT'S NOT POSITIVE.
  • 00:12:28.220 --> 00:12:29.130
  • IT'S ACTUALLY-- IT'S A SIGN OF
  • 00:12:29.130 --> 00:12:30.110
  • [SOUND OF VEGETABLES BEING
  • 00:12:35.110 --> 00:12:36.000
  • CHOPPED]
  • 00:12:36.000 --> 00:12:36.220
  • GOD, OUR FATHER
  • 00:12:36.220 --> 00:12:38.060
  • - TODDLER: I CAN DO IT.
  • 00:12:38.060 --> 00:12:39.200
  • LORD OF ALL
  • 00:12:39.200 --> 00:12:42.010
  • [CLATTERING]
  • 00:12:42.010 --> 00:12:43.130
  • - LITTLE GIRL: I CAN DO
  • 00:12:43.130 --> 00:12:44.010
  • ANYTHING, TOO.
  • 00:12:44.010 --> 00:12:44.250
  • MAMA, CAN YOU DANCE WITH ME?
  • 00:12:44.250 --> 00:12:46.230
  • - MOTHER: OH, OF COURSE, BABE!
  • 00:12:46.230 --> 00:12:48.160
  • OH...YEAH...
  • 00:12:48.190 --> 00:12:51.190
  • [MIRTHFUL SOUNDS]
  • 00:12:52.150 --> 00:12:55.150
  • [VOCALIZING]
  • 00:12:55.230 --> 00:12:58.230
  • [BABY GIGGLING]
  • 00:12:59.120 --> 00:13:02.140
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:13:02.140 --> 00:13:05.030
  • - MALE ANNOUNCER: HOPEFULLY,
  • 00:13:05.030 --> 00:13:06.090
  • YOU'RE BEGINNING TO FEEL LIKE A
  • 00:13:06.090 --> 00:13:07.010
  • MEMBER OF THE BETHEL
  • 00:13:07.010 --> 00:13:07.210
  • HERE, AS WE APPROACH THE
  • 00:13:09.110 --> 00:13:10.040
  • GIFT-GIVING SEASON, IN THANKS
  • 00:13:10.040 --> 00:13:11.150
  • FOR ANY GIFT OF SUPPORT, WE'LL
  • 00:13:11.150 --> 00:13:12.190
  • SEND YOU BETHEL'S COMMUNITY
  • 00:13:12.190 --> 00:13:13.240
  • CANVAS SHOPPING TOTE, AS WELL
  • 00:13:13.240 --> 00:13:15.040
  • AS THE 8X10 COMMUNITY PRINT.
  • 00:13:15.040 --> 00:13:18.000
  • AND FOR YOUR GIFT OF $75
  • 00:13:18.000 --> 00:13:19.010
  • OR MORE, WE'LL ALSO SEND
  • 00:13:19.010 --> 00:13:20.130
  • YOU BENI JOHNSON'S
  • 00:13:20.130 --> 00:13:22.130
  • REMARKABLE SOFTCOVER BOOK
  • 00:13:22.130 --> 00:13:24.070
  • "40 DAYS TO WHOLENESS."
  • 00:13:24.070 --> 00:13:25.110
  • OR SHARE YOUR GIFT ONLINE AT:
  • 00:13:29.220 --> 00:13:30.130
  • - BILL: HOW MANY OF YOU HAVE
  • 00:13:34.230 --> 00:13:35.140
  • EVER MADE A PRAYER LIST OUT?
  • 00:13:35.140 --> 00:13:37.230
  • HOW MANY OF YOU, IF YOU'VE NOT
  • 00:13:37.230 --> 00:13:38.180
  • WRITTEN ONE, YOU CERTAINLY HAVE
  • 00:13:38.180 --> 00:13:39.150
  • I MEAN, I'VE GOT 'EM IN MY
  • 00:13:42.150 --> 00:13:44.000
  • IPADS, I'VE GOT LISTS IN THERE
  • 00:13:44.000 --> 00:13:44.210
  • OF THINGS THAT I PRAY FOR, AND,
  • 00:13:44.210 --> 00:13:46.100
  • YOU KNOW, JUST...STUFF, STUFF
  • 00:13:46.100 --> 00:13:48.200
  • THAT I CAN...CONTEND FOR.
  • 00:13:48.200 --> 00:13:49.250
  • I JUST GET BEFORE THE LORD:
  • 00:13:49.250 --> 00:13:50.270
  • GOD, WE'VE GOTTA SEE
  • 00:13:50.270 --> 00:13:51.220
  • BREAKTHROUGH, WE'VE GOTTA
  • 00:13:51.220 --> 00:13:52.250
  • SEE BREAKTHROUGH THERE.
  • 00:13:52.250 --> 00:13:53.130
  • AND I BELIEVE IN IT.
  • 00:13:53.130 --> 00:13:55.070
  • BUT HOW MANY OF YOU HAVE
  • 00:13:55.070 --> 00:13:56.210
  • THANKFULNESS LISTS?
  • 00:13:56.210 --> 00:13:58.270
  • PROBABLY NOT AS MANY.
  • 00:13:58.270 --> 00:14:00.290
  • THERE'S A FEW.
  • 00:14:00.290 --> 00:14:02.020
  • AND IT'S WONDERFUL.
  • 00:14:02.020 --> 00:14:03.180
  • BUT THE POINT IS IS WE STAY
  • 00:14:03.180 --> 00:14:06.060
  • MORE CONSCIOUS OF NEED THAN
  • 00:14:06.060 --> 00:14:08.220
  • CONSCIOUS OF BLESSING.
  • 00:14:08.220 --> 00:14:10.260
  • AND WHEN I STAY MORE CONSCIOUS
  • 00:14:10.260 --> 00:14:12.270
  • OF NEED THAN I AM CONSCIOUS OF
  • 00:14:12.270 --> 00:14:15.270
  • BLESSING, I WILL TEND TO PRAY
  • 00:14:15.270 --> 00:14:16.260
  • OUT OF A HOLE INSTEAD OF FROM
  • 00:14:16.260 --> 00:14:18.180
  • HEAVENLY PLACES.
  • 00:14:18.180 --> 00:14:21.050
  • I WILL TEND TO PRAY MORE OUT OF
  • 00:14:21.050 --> 00:14:22.200
  • A PLACE--
  • 00:14:22.200 --> 00:14:25.050
  • DESPERATION'S NOT BAD.
  • 00:14:25.050 --> 00:14:26.040
  • SO, I-- I DON'T HAVE THE BEST
  • 00:14:26.040 --> 00:14:27.120
  • LANGUAGE, SO GIVE ME A LITTLE
  • 00:14:27.120 --> 00:14:28.080
  • GRACE WITH THIS.
  • 00:14:28.080 --> 00:14:29.010
  • BUT I WILL TEND TO PRAY OUT OF
  • 00:14:29.010 --> 00:14:31.010
  • A PALACE OF DESPERATION INSTEAD
  • 00:14:31.010 --> 00:14:32.150
  • - BILL: THANKFULNESS...
  • 00:14:36.210 --> 00:14:38.070
  • THANKFULNESS HONES THAT.
  • 00:14:38.070 --> 00:14:39.040
  • TAKE A LOOK AT ME WITH
  • 00:14:39.040 --> 00:14:40.180
  • 1 TIMOTHY 5--
  • 00:14:40.180 --> 00:14:41.260
  • EXCUSE ME CHAPTER 4.
  • 00:14:41.260 --> 00:14:43.170
  • 1 TIMOTHY 4:1.
  • 00:14:46.060 --> 00:14:49.060
  • WE'RE GONNA READ FIVE VERSES.
  • 00:14:49.060 --> 00:14:50.210
  • "NOW, THE SPIRIT EXPRESSLY SAYS
  • 00:14:51.110 --> 00:14:54.110
  • THAT IN LATTER TIMES SOME WILL
  • 00:14:54.110 --> 00:14:56.140
  • DEPART FROM THE FAITH, GIVING
  • 00:14:56.140 --> 00:14:58.050
  • HEED TO DECEIVING SPIRITS AND
  • 00:14:59.260 --> 00:15:02.280
  • DOCTRINES OF DEMONS, SPEAKING
  • 00:15:02.280 --> 00:15:05.080
  • LIES IN HYPOCRISY, HAVING THEIR
  • 00:15:05.080 --> 00:15:07.180
  • OWN CONSCIENCE SEARED WITH A
  • 00:15:07.180 --> 00:15:09.290
  • HOT IRON, FORBIDDING TO MARRY,
  • 00:15:09.290 --> 00:15:12.280
  • AND COMMANDING TO ABSTAIN FROM
  • 00:15:12.280 --> 00:15:15.000
  • FOODS WHICH GOD CREATED TO BE
  • 00:15:15.000 --> 00:15:16.160
  • RECEIVED WITH THANKSGIVING BY
  • 00:15:16.160 --> 00:15:19.060
  • THOSE WHO BELIEVE AND
  • 00:15:19.060 --> 00:15:20.180
  • KNOW THE TRUTH."
  • 00:15:20.180 --> 00:15:22.130
  • UM...LOOK AT THIS AGAIN.
  • 00:15:24.130 --> 00:15:27.130
  • VERSES 1 AND 2 GIVES
  • 00:15:27.130 --> 00:15:28.270
  • US WARNING.
  • 00:15:28.270 --> 00:15:30.050
  • I DON'T KNOW HOW YOUR BIBLE
  • 00:15:30.050 --> 00:15:32.080
  • READING GOES.
  • 00:15:32.080 --> 00:15:33.140
  • I JUST WANNA ENCOURAGE YOU:
  • 00:15:33.140 --> 00:15:34.190
  • DON'T SKIP OVER THE HARD STUFF.
  • 00:15:34.190 --> 00:15:35.200
  • IT'S SO VITAL.
  • 00:15:36.170 --> 00:15:39.170
  • HERE'S THE DIFFERENCE: THERE'S
  • 00:15:39.170 --> 00:15:40.090
  • MEAT AND MILK OF THE WORD.
  • 00:15:40.090 --> 00:15:42.120
  • YOU WITH ME ON THAT ANALOGY?
  • 00:15:42.120 --> 00:15:43.240
  • THERE'S MEAT OF THE WORD.
  • 00:15:43.240 --> 00:15:45.110
  • THERE'S THE MILK.
  • 00:15:45.110 --> 00:15:46.050
  • MEAT PROVOKES CHANGE.
  • 00:15:47.180 --> 00:15:48.200
  • MEAT IS CALLED IN HEBREWS
  • 00:15:48.200 --> 00:15:49.270
  • "THE WORD OF RIGHTEOUSNESS."
  • 00:15:49.270 --> 00:15:51.180
  • IF IT DOESN'T BRING PAIN, IT'S
  • 00:15:51.180 --> 00:15:54.120
  • NOT A-- IT'S NOT THE WORD
  • 00:15:54.120 --> 00:15:55.250
  • OF RIGHTEOUSNESS THAT
  • 00:15:55.250 --> 00:15:57.140
  • THERE'S GOTTA BE THAT--
  • 00:15:59.250 --> 00:16:00.150
  • THAT POINT WHERE YOU GO:
  • 00:16:00.150 --> 00:16:01.030
  • [GROANS]
  • 00:16:01.030 --> 00:16:02.040
  • IT'S NECESSARY.
  • 00:16:02.040 --> 00:16:02.230
  • LET ME ILLUSTRATE IT THIS WAY.
  • 00:16:03.070 --> 00:16:06.070
  • THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO HAVE
  • 00:16:06.070 --> 00:16:07.070
  • CERTAIN KINDS OF AFFLICTIONS,
  • 00:16:07.070 --> 00:16:08.060
  • DIFFICULTIES IN THEIR BODY.
  • 00:16:08.060 --> 00:16:09.150
  • AND, PERHAPS, YOU GO TO A
  • 00:16:09.150 --> 00:16:10.260
  • DOCTOR AND THE DOCTOR SAYS,
  • 00:16:10.260 --> 00:16:12.010
  • "MAN, YOU HAVE NO FEELING IN
  • 00:16:12.010 --> 00:16:13.030
  • YOUR FOOT?"
  • 00:16:13.030 --> 00:16:13.200
  • HE SAYS, "NO."
  • 00:16:13.200 --> 00:16:14.050
  • SO, HE TAKES HIS SOCK AND
  • 00:16:14.050 --> 00:16:15.100
  • SHOE OFF.
  • 00:16:15.100 --> 00:16:15.260
  • AND HE TAKES A NEEDLE AND HE'LL
  • 00:16:15.260 --> 00:16:17.070
  • JUST PRICK THE BOTTOM OF THE
  • 00:16:17.070 --> 00:16:18.180
  • FOOT, AND THERE'S NO PAIN.
  • 00:16:18.180 --> 00:16:19.270
  • SEE, IT'S NOT A GOOD SIGN TO
  • 00:16:19.270 --> 00:16:21.030
  • NOT FEEL PAIN.
  • 00:16:21.030 --> 00:16:23.130
  • IT'S NOT POSITIVE.
  • 00:16:23.130 --> 00:16:24.250
  • IT'S ACTUALLY-- IT'S A SIGN OF
  • 00:16:24.250 --> 00:16:26.290
  • A PROBLEM IS WHEN SOMETHING
  • 00:16:26.290 --> 00:16:28.060
  • SHOULD HURT AND IT DOESN'T.
  • 00:16:28.180 --> 00:16:31.180
  • YOU DON'T EVER WANNA READ
  • 00:16:31.180 --> 00:16:32.140
  • THROUGH THIS STUFF AND GO,
  • 00:16:32.140 --> 00:16:33.110
  • "OH, YEAH...ALL IS WELL."
  • 00:16:33.110 --> 00:16:34.060
  • NOT A GOOD SIGN.
  • 00:16:34.060 --> 00:16:35.160
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:16:35.160 --> 00:16:36.110
  • NOT A GOOD SIGN.
  • 00:16:36.110 --> 00:16:38.020
  • YOU WANT THAT THING TO PRICK.
  • 00:16:38.020 --> 00:16:39.040
  • YOU WANNA GO:
  • 00:16:39.040 --> 00:16:41.010
  • [GROANS]
  • 00:16:41.010 --> 00:16:42.230
  • THAT HURT SO GOOD.
  • 00:16:42.230 --> 00:16:43.280
  • BUT IT'S THAT-- IT'S THAT WORD
  • 00:16:43.280 --> 00:16:46.120
  • THAT MAKES YOU KNOW YOU'RE
  • 00:16:46.120 --> 00:16:47.230
  • SO, HE TALKS ABOUT THOSE WHO
  • 00:16:57.220 --> 00:16:59.050
  • FALL AWAY FROM THE FAITH.
  • 00:16:59.050 --> 00:17:00.230
  • INTERESTINGLY, IN VERSE 3, HE
  • 00:17:00.230 --> 00:17:01.280
  • SAYS: "...FORBIDDING TO MARRY,
  • 00:17:01.280 --> 00:17:03.080
  • AND COMMANDING TO ABSTAIN FROM
  • 00:17:03.080 --> 00:17:04.130
  • FOODS WHICH GOD CREATED TO BE
  • 00:17:04.130 --> 00:17:05.250
  • RECEIVED WITH THANKSGIVING..."
  • 00:17:05.290 --> 00:17:08.290
  • LET ME JUST STOP THERE.
  • 00:17:08.290 --> 00:17:09.170
  • PAUL'S WARNING-- ATTEMPTING IN
  • 00:17:13.190 --> 00:17:14.100
  • THE GROUP THAT HE LEADS, HE'S
  • 00:17:14.100 --> 00:17:15.120
  • WARNING THEM.
  • 00:17:15.120 --> 00:17:16.200
  • HE SAID: LISTEN, WE KNOW
  • 00:17:16.200 --> 00:17:17.260
  • PEOPLE'S HEARTS ARE GONNA GROW
  • 00:17:17.260 --> 00:17:20.190
  • COLD, THEY'RE GONNA BECOME
  • 00:17:20.190 --> 00:17:21.210
  • DECEIVED BY DEMONS.
  • 00:17:21.210 --> 00:17:23.180
  • ALL THIS JUNK'S GONNA HAPPEN.
  • 00:17:23.180 --> 00:17:24.240
  • AND, OUT OF THAT GROUP IS
  • 00:17:24.240 --> 00:17:26.220
  • GOING TO COME A LIST OF RULES,
  • 00:17:26.220 --> 00:17:28.070
  • NON-BIBLICAL RULES.
  • 00:17:28.070 --> 00:17:29.110
  • NOW, REMEMBER, THE BIBLE DOES
  • 00:17:29.110 --> 00:17:30.190
  • GIVE US COMMANDS.
  • 00:17:32.090 --> 00:17:35.090
  • AND DON'T IGNORE THEM JUST
  • 00:17:35.090 --> 00:17:37.030
  • BECAUSE YOU LIVE UNDER GRACE.
  • 00:17:37.030 --> 00:17:38.030
  • GRACE DOESN'T GIVE YOU A PASS
  • 00:17:38.030 --> 00:17:39.110
  • TO SKIP THE RULES; GRACE GIVES
  • 00:17:39.110 --> 00:17:40.130
  • YOU THE POWER TO DO THE RULES.
  • 00:17:45.170 --> 00:17:48.170
  • SO, HERE'S A LIST OF
  • 00:17:48.170 --> 00:17:49.190
  • RULES THAT'S CREATED OUT OF
  • 00:17:49.190 --> 00:17:50.180
  • THIS DECEPTIVE MOVEMENT.
  • 00:17:50.180 --> 00:17:51.160
  • AND WHAT IS IT?
  • 00:17:51.160 --> 00:17:52.190
  • THEY ARE RULES THAT MAKE YOU
  • 00:17:52.190 --> 00:17:54.070
  • MORE PLEASING TO GOD.
  • 00:17:54.070 --> 00:17:55.030
  • THAT'S WHAT THEY SAY.
  • 00:17:56.050 --> 00:17:59.050
  • SO, IN OTHER WORDS: YOU'RE
  • 00:17:59.050 --> 00:18:01.010
  • GOING TO OBTAIN FAVOR IF YOU DO
  • 00:18:01.010 --> 00:18:02.070
  • THIS.
  • 00:18:02.070 --> 00:18:02.240
  • IF YOU DON'T MARRY, IF YOU
  • 00:18:02.240 --> 00:18:03.250
  • DON'T EAT CERTAIN FOODS, IF YOU
  • 00:18:03.250 --> 00:18:04.230
  • DO THIS, THIS, AND THIS.
  • 00:18:04.230 --> 00:18:05.190
  • YOU OBSERVE THIS PARTICULAR
  • 00:18:05.190 --> 00:18:07.110
  • DAY.
  • 00:18:07.110 --> 00:18:08.100
  • IN ROMANS, HE EXPANDS THE LIST.
  • 00:18:08.100 --> 00:18:10.050
  • HE SAYS YOU FOLLOW THIS DAY
  • 00:18:10.050 --> 00:18:12.010
  • INSTEAD OF THIS DAY, YOU EAT
  • 00:18:12.010 --> 00:18:13.060
  • THIS INSTEAD OF THIS, YOU DRINK
  • 00:18:13.060 --> 00:18:14.060
  • THIS INSTEAD OF THIS -- THIS
  • 00:18:14.060 --> 00:18:15.030
  • LIST OF RULES, IF YOU DO
  • 00:18:15.030 --> 00:18:17.040
  • EVERYTHING JUST RIGHT, THEN
  • 00:18:17.040 --> 00:18:19.040
  • YOU'LL HAVE FAVOR WITH GOD.
  • 00:18:19.040 --> 00:18:19.270
  • THE SERPENT CRAWLED UP TO 'EM
  • 00:18:22.150 --> 00:18:23.070
  • AND SAID, "IF YOU PARTAKE OF
  • 00:18:23.070 --> 00:18:23.270
  • THIS FRUIT, YOU'LL BE LIKE
  • 00:18:23.270 --> 00:18:24.170
  • GOD."
  • 00:18:24.170 --> 00:18:25.200
  • THEY ALREADY WERE.
  • 00:18:25.200 --> 00:18:27.090
  • THE ENEMY TRIED TO GET THEM TO
  • 00:18:27.090 --> 00:18:29.260
  • OBTAIN THROUGH WORKS WHAT THEY
  • 00:18:29.260 --> 00:18:31.120
  • ALREADY HAD BY GRACE...WHICH
  • 00:18:31.120 --> 00:18:32.180
  • SO, SHIFTING THE FOCUS FROM
  • 00:18:38.260 --> 00:18:39.160
  • WHAT GOD HAS DONE FOR ME THAT
  • 00:18:39.160 --> 00:18:40.260
  • NOW ENABLES ME TO BE-- TO LIVE
  • 00:18:40.260 --> 00:18:42.190
  • FREELY FOR HIM, THE FOCUS NOW
  • 00:18:42.190 --> 00:18:44.070
  • SHIFTS TO WHAT I MUST DO TO
  • 00:18:44.070 --> 00:18:45.240
  • SOMEHOW APPREHEND AND GAIN
  • 00:18:45.240 --> 00:18:47.250
  • GOD'S FAVOR.
  • 00:18:47.250 --> 00:18:49.230
  • THE FOCUS SHIFTS.
  • 00:18:49.230 --> 00:18:50.290
  • AND WHENEVER-- WHENEVER
  • 00:18:50.290 --> 00:18:52.120
  • THAT HAPPENS, IT BECOMES A
  • 00:18:52.120 --> 00:18:53.160
  • FLESH-EMPOWERED MOVEMENT.
  • 00:18:53.160 --> 00:18:56.040
  • AND THAT WAS THE DECEPTION OF
  • 00:18:56.040 --> 00:18:56.250
  • THIS MOVEMENT.
  • 00:18:56.250 --> 00:18:58.100
  • YES, AMEN.
  • 00:18:58.200 --> 00:19:01.220
  • IN VERSE 4: "FOR EVERY CREATURE
  • 00:19:01.220 --> 00:19:04.120
  • OF GOD IS GOOD, AND NOTHING IS
  • 00:19:04.120 --> 00:19:05.190
  • TO BE REFUSED IF IT IS RECEIVED
  • 00:19:05.190 --> 00:19:06.250
  • WITH THANKSGIVING, FOR IT IS
  • 00:19:07.070 --> 00:19:10.070
  • SANCTIFIED BY THE WORD OF
  • 00:19:10.070 --> 00:19:10.260
  • GOD AND PRAYER."
  • 00:19:10.260 --> 00:19:11.160
  • THIS IS AMAZING.
  • 00:19:11.160 --> 00:19:13.040
  • HERE'S WHAT HE SAYS: NOTHING IS
  • 00:19:13.040 --> 00:19:13.260
  • TO BE REFUSED.
  • 00:19:13.260 --> 00:19:15.220
  • WHAT'S THE POINT?
  • 00:19:15.220 --> 00:19:16.070
  • WHAT PAUL HAD TO DEAL WITH WITH
  • 00:19:16.070 --> 00:19:18.210
  • A GROUP OF PEOPLE IS THEY WOULD
  • 00:19:18.210 --> 00:19:20.230
  • BE INVITED TO SOMEBODY ELSE'S
  • 00:19:20.230 --> 00:19:22.090
  • HOME AND THEY WOULD HEAR THEY
  • 00:19:22.090 --> 00:19:23.290
  • WERE BEING SERVED A FOOD THAT
  • 00:19:23.290 --> 00:19:26.060
  • WAS EITHER UNCLEAN -- PORK OR
  • 00:19:26.060 --> 00:19:27.200
  • WHATEVER -- OR IT WAS ACTUALLY
  • 00:19:27.200 --> 00:19:29.010
  • FOOD THAT WAS OFFERED TO AN
  • 00:19:29.010 --> 00:19:30.210
  • IDOL.
  • 00:19:30.210 --> 00:19:31.170
  • AND HERE HE'S GIVING 'EM
  • 00:19:31.180 --> 00:19:34.180
  • INSTRUCTION: DON'T REFUSE
  • 00:19:34.180 --> 00:19:35.240
  • ANYTHING THAT YOU WOULD
  • 00:19:35.240 --> 00:19:38.060
  • DETERMINE IS UNCLEAN.
  • 00:19:38.060 --> 00:19:39.220
  • WHY?
  • 00:19:39.220 --> 00:19:40.060
  • BECAUSE THAT WHICH IS USED TO
  • 00:19:40.060 --> 00:19:41.160
  • BE AGAINST YOU BECOMES
  • 00:19:41.160 --> 00:19:43.270
  • SANCTIFIED BY YOUR OWN
  • 00:19:43.270 --> 00:19:45.250
  • THANKFULNESS.
  • 00:19:45.250 --> 00:19:46.260
  • YOUR THANKFULNESS TAKES THE
  • 00:19:46.260 --> 00:19:48.090
  • STING OUT OF WHAT THE ENEMY
  • 00:19:48.090 --> 00:19:50.000
  • ATTEMPTED TO DESTROY YOU.
  • 00:19:50.060 --> 00:19:53.060
  • IT IS NOW USED FOR YOUR BENEFIT
  • 00:19:53.060 --> 00:19:55.120
  • BECAUSE IT IS SANCTIFIED WITH
  • 00:19:55.120 --> 00:19:56.040
  • PRAYER AND THE WORD OF GOD.
  • 00:19:56.040 --> 00:19:56.240
  • SANCTIFIED.
  • 00:19:56.240 --> 00:19:59.120
  • "SANCTIFIED" IS AN INTERESTING
  • 00:19:59.120 --> 00:20:00.080
  • WORD BECAUSE IT MEANS SEPARATE
  • 00:20:00.080 --> 00:20:01.170
  • -- SEPARATE FROM SIN, SEPARATE
  • 00:20:01.170 --> 00:20:02.240
  • FROM DARKNESS, SEPARATED TO
  • 00:20:02.240 --> 00:20:03.200
  • GOD.
  • 00:20:03.200 --> 00:20:05.140
  • BUT IT DOESN'T STOP THERE.
  • 00:20:05.140 --> 00:20:06.210
  • IT ACTUALLY IMPLIES THAT WHEN I
  • 00:20:06.210 --> 00:20:08.230
  • AM MADE HOLY, WHEN I-- AS I AM
  • 00:20:08.230 --> 00:20:11.020
  • SEPARATED FROM MY OWN LIFESTYLE
  • 00:20:11.020 --> 00:20:13.240
  • TO THE LORD, IT MEANS-- IT
  • 00:20:13.240 --> 00:20:16.020
  • IMPLIES I ACTUALLY BECOME LIKE
  • 00:20:16.270 --> 00:20:19.270
  • THE ONE I AM SEPARATED TO.
  • 00:20:19.270 --> 00:20:20.230
  • WE SHOULD KNOW THIS
  • 00:20:20.270 --> 00:20:23.270
  • JUST IN THE NATURAL.
  • 00:20:23.270 --> 00:20:24.240
  • HUSBANDS AND WIVES WHO HAVE
  • 00:20:24.240 --> 00:20:27.040
  • BEEN MARRIED A LONG TIME --
  • 00:20:27.040 --> 00:20:27.280
  • THEY START THINKING ALIKE, THEY
  • 00:20:27.280 --> 00:20:28.200
  • START ACTING ALIKE.
  • 00:20:28.200 --> 00:20:30.010
  • I MEAN, THERE'S-- THERE'S JUST
  • 00:20:30.010 --> 00:20:30.220
  • THIS-- THIS-- THIS TIME OF JUST
  • 00:20:30.220 --> 00:20:32.020
  • BEING TOGETHER.
  • 00:20:32.020 --> 00:20:32.240
  • OR THEY CHANGE BECAUSE THEY'VE
  • 00:20:32.240 --> 00:20:34.140
  • BEEN SEPARATED FROM EVERYONE
  • 00:20:34.140 --> 00:20:36.050
  • ELSE UNTO THIS PERSON AND THEY
  • 00:20:36.050 --> 00:20:37.140
  • ACTUALLY, IN MANY WAYS, PICK UP
  • 00:20:37.140 --> 00:20:39.080
  • SOME OF THEIR CHARACTERISTICS
  • 00:20:39.080 --> 00:20:40.270
  • AND NATURE.
  • 00:20:40.270 --> 00:20:41.130
  • WELL, THIS IS EVEN MORE
  • 00:20:41.130 --> 00:20:42.140
  • PROFOUND IN A RELATIONSHIP WITH
  • 00:20:42.140 --> 00:20:43.210
  • CHRIST BECAUSE WE ARE SEPARATED
  • 00:20:43.210 --> 00:20:44.240
  • FROM A DARK WORLD SYSTEM THAT
  • 00:20:44.240 --> 00:20:47.190
  • IS SELF-SERVING UNTO THE LORD.
  • 00:20:47.190 --> 00:20:49.120
  • WE ACTUALLY, IN THE
  • 00:20:49.120 --> 00:20:50.210
  • RELATIONSHIP, BECOME LIKE THE
  • 00:20:50.210 --> 00:20:51.270
  • ONE WE'RE SEPARATED TO.
  • 00:20:51.270 --> 00:20:53.110
  • NOW, FOLLOW THAT THOUGHT.
  • 00:20:53.110 --> 00:20:56.110
  • WHEN YOU ARE OFFERED SOMETHING
  • 00:20:58.040 --> 00:21:01.060
  • -- IN THIS CASE, IT WAS FOOD
  • 00:21:01.060 --> 00:21:01.260
  • THAT WOULD CONTAMINATE YOU --
  • 00:21:01.260 --> 00:21:03.000
  • WITH THANKFULNESS,
  • 00:21:03.000 --> 00:21:05.220
  • IT ENABLES THE WORD OF GOD
  • 00:21:05.220 --> 00:21:08.060
  • IN PRAYER TO SANCTIFY THAT
  • 00:21:08.060 --> 00:21:09.180
  • THAT WHICH WAS RELEASED
  • 00:21:09.180 --> 00:21:10.070
  • AGAINST YOU.
  • 00:21:10.070 --> 00:21:11.070
  • IT NOW BECOMES SOMETHING
  • 00:21:11.070 --> 00:21:12.170
  • THAT IS FOR YOU.
  • 00:21:12.170 --> 00:21:15.010
  • UM...THANKFULNESS TAKES THE
  • 00:21:17.140 --> 00:21:20.140
  • STING OUT OF SOMETHING SENT
  • 00:21:20.140 --> 00:21:23.040
  • I HAD A...A FRIEND,
  • 00:21:26.170 --> 00:21:28.140
  • ACQUAINTANCE...IN DIALOGUE WITH
  • 00:21:31.020 --> 00:21:34.020
  • THIS LAST SUMMER...WAS WRITING
  • 00:21:34.020 --> 00:21:36.070
  • A BOOK.
  • 00:21:36.070 --> 00:21:38.170
  • AND IT'S PART OF THE BOOK
  • 00:21:38.170 --> 00:21:40.210
  • AGAINST ME AND AGAINST US.
  • 00:21:40.210 --> 00:21:43.040
  • AND, UH, SO I WROTE HIM AND I
  • 00:21:43.040 --> 00:21:44.000
  • TOLD HIM I WELCOME THE BOOK.
  • 00:21:44.000 --> 00:21:45.150
  • I WELCOME IT.
  • 00:21:45.150 --> 00:21:47.250
  • NOT BECAUSE I THINK IT WILL ADD
  • 00:21:47.250 --> 00:21:49.170
  • TO THE HEALTH OF THE BODY...OF
  • 00:21:49.170 --> 00:21:50.280
  • CHRIST.
  • 00:21:50.280 --> 00:21:53.050
  • BUT BECAUSE WHAT I WANT IN LIFE
  • 00:21:53.050 --> 00:21:55.100
  • IS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF FACING
  • 00:21:55.100 --> 00:21:56.240
  • DIFFICULTY...WELL.
  • 00:21:56.260 --> 00:21:59.260
  • NAVIGATING BETRAYAL OR
  • 00:21:59.260 --> 00:22:01.250
  • CRITICISM...
  • 00:22:01.250 --> 00:22:03.070
  • YOU KNOW, YOU CAN'T BE TRUSTED
  • 00:22:03.070 --> 00:22:04.280
  • WITH PRAISE IF YOU DON'T TRUST
  • 00:22:04.280 --> 00:22:06.100
  • YOU CAN'T BE TRUSTED WITH A
  • 00:22:08.270 --> 00:22:10.040
  • GAIN IF YOU DON'T TRUST HIM IN
  • 00:22:10.040 --> 00:22:11.010
  • LOSS.
  • 00:22:11.010 --> 00:22:12.190
  • YOU CAN'T BE TRUSTED WITH LOYAL
  • 00:22:12.190 --> 00:22:14.160
  • FRIENDS IF YOU DON'T TRUST HIM
  • 00:22:14.160 --> 00:22:15.190
  • IN BETRAYAL.
  • 00:22:15.190 --> 00:22:16.160
  • AND SO, WHILE I DON'T THINK ANY
  • 00:22:16.160 --> 00:22:18.200
  • OF THESE THINGS ARE DESIGNED OF
  • 00:22:18.200 --> 00:22:19.280
  • THE LORD, I'M GOING TO EMBRACE
  • 00:22:19.280 --> 00:22:21.060
  • THEM AND LEARN HOW TO NAVIGATE
  • 00:22:21.060 --> 00:22:22.290
  • LIFE THROUGH THOSE CHALLENGING
  • 00:22:22.290 --> 00:22:24.100
  • SITUATIONS.
  • 00:22:24.100 --> 00:22:26.020
  • WHY?
  • 00:22:26.020 --> 00:22:26.180
  • BECAUSE OF THE PRAYERS I'VE
  • 00:22:26.180 --> 00:22:27.090
  • PRAYED.
  • 00:22:27.090 --> 00:22:27.280
  • I PRAY THE SAME SCARY PRAYERS
  • 00:22:27.280 --> 00:22:28.280
  • YOU'VE PRAYED.
  • 00:22:28.280 --> 00:22:30.010
  • NOW, I WANNA SEE EVERYONE THAT
  • 00:22:30.010 --> 00:22:31.090
  • WE COME INTO CONTACT WITH
  • 00:22:31.090 --> 00:22:32.180
  • HEALED.
  • 00:22:32.180 --> 00:22:33.140
  • I WANNA SEE EVERYBODY SAVED IN
  • 00:22:33.140 --> 00:22:34.050
  • OUR CITY.
  • 00:22:34.050 --> 00:22:35.020
  • GOD, WE WANNA SEE NATIONS
  • 00:22:35.020 --> 00:22:36.150
  • DISCIPLED.
  • 00:22:36.150 --> 00:22:37.190
  • THESE ARE HUGE PRAYERS.
  • 00:22:37.190 --> 00:22:38.270
  • BUT THEY ARE NOT RELEASED UPON
  • 00:22:38.270 --> 00:22:40.120
  • CARELESS PEOPLE.
  • 00:22:40.120 --> 00:22:41.180
  • BECAUSE CARELESS PEOPLE BECOME
  • 00:22:41.180 --> 00:22:43.140
  • PREOCCUPIED WITH THEMSELVES IN
  • 00:22:43.140 --> 00:22:45.010
  • THE MIDST OF THE GLORY BEING
  • 00:22:45.010 --> 00:22:46.290
  • MANIFEST, THE GLORY BEING
  • 00:22:46.290 --> 00:22:48.190
  • POURED OUT.
  • 00:22:48.190 --> 00:22:49.280
  • AND SO, DIFFICULTIES COME OUR
  • 00:22:49.280 --> 00:22:51.130
  • WAY.
  • 00:22:51.130 --> 00:22:52.050
  • WHAT IS IT?
  • 00:22:52.050 --> 00:22:52.180
  • IT'S JUST SIMPLY AN OPPORTUNITY
  • 00:22:52.180 --> 00:22:54.060
  • TO LEARN HOW TO MONITOR MY
  • 00:22:54.060 --> 00:22:56.080
  • HEART, TO GIVE THANKS IN ALL
  • 00:22:56.080 --> 00:22:57.200
  • THINGS, REJOICE IN ALL THINGS,
  • 00:22:57.200 --> 00:22:59.040
  • PRAY IN EVERY SITUATION.
  • 00:22:59.040 --> 00:23:01.240
  • ABSOLUTE DEPENDENCY ON HIM.
  • 00:23:01.240 --> 00:23:03.200
  • WHY?
  • 00:23:03.200 --> 00:23:04.150
  • THIS IS WHAT WE WERE BORN FOR.
  • 00:23:04.150 --> 00:23:06.180
  • AND WHAT I WANT IS ON THE OTHER
  • 00:23:06.180 --> 00:23:08.250
  • END OF ADVERSE WINDS.
  • 00:23:08.250 --> 00:23:11.020
  • AND I'VE GOTTA LEARN HOW TO USE
  • 00:23:11.020 --> 00:23:12.290
  • MY SAIL AND THE RUDDER, IF YOU
  • 00:23:12.290 --> 00:23:14.230
  • WILL, TO ATTACK UNTIL I CAN
  • 00:23:14.230 --> 00:23:16.030
  • MAKE THE ADVANCEMENTS NECESSARY
  • 00:23:16.030 --> 00:23:17.190
  • TO GET ME TO WHERE I WANNA GO.
  • 00:23:17.190 --> 00:23:18.240
  • SO, I TOLD HIM, I SAID, "I-- I
  • 00:23:19.060 --> 00:23:22.060
  • DON'T WELCOME IT 'CAUSE I-- I
  • 00:23:22.270 --> 00:23:25.270
  • THINK IT'LL HELP US, BUT I DO
  • 00:23:25.270 --> 00:23:26.180
  • WELCOME IT."
  • 00:23:26.180 --> 00:23:27.020
  • YOU KNOW, HE WROTE BACK VERY
  • 00:23:27.020 --> 00:23:28.150
  • KINDLY AND IT ENDED UP A LONG,
  • 00:23:28.150 --> 00:23:29.280
  • LONG DIALOGUE THAT ISN'T THE
  • 00:23:29.280 --> 00:23:31.210
  • POINT OF THE DISCUSSION TODAY,
  • 00:23:31.210 --> 00:23:33.160
  • EXCEPT THAT HE-- HE OPENLY,
  • 00:23:33.160 --> 00:23:34.160
  • OPENLY REPENTED AND-- AND
  • 00:23:34.160 --> 00:23:36.000
  • CHANGED THAT PARTICULAR PART OF
  • 00:23:36.000 --> 00:23:37.140
  • HIS BOOK.
  • 00:23:37.140 --> 00:23:39.290
  • AND, UH...IT'S NOT UP FOR
  • 00:23:39.290 --> 00:23:41.150
  • DISCU-- IT'S NOT NECESSARY FOR
  • 00:23:41.150 --> 00:23:42.140
  • TODAY.
  • 00:23:42.140 --> 00:23:43.120
  • BUT THE POINT IS...IS BEING
  • 00:23:43.120 --> 00:23:45.210
  • THANKFUL FOR THINGS...THAT YOU
  • 00:23:45.210 --> 00:23:48.150
  • THINK THE ENEMY SENT YOUR
  • 00:23:48.150 --> 00:23:51.010
  • WAY...
  • 00:23:51.010 --> 00:23:52.230
  • IT DOESN'T MEAN I'M THANKFUL
  • 00:23:52.230 --> 00:23:54.060
  • FOR THE BOOK; I AM THANKFUL FOR
  • 00:23:54.060 --> 00:23:55.150
  • THE OPPORTUNITY TO GROW.
  • 00:23:55.150 --> 00:23:56.260
  • I'M THANKFUL THAT IF I LEARN TO
  • 00:23:57.190 --> 00:24:00.210
  • NAVIGATE THIS RIGHT, HE CAN
  • 00:24:00.210 --> 00:24:02.160
  • TRUST ME WITH MORE.
  • 00:24:02.160 --> 00:24:03.110
  • I DON'T LIKE IT.
  • 00:24:03.110 --> 00:24:05.150
  • IT'S NOT SOMETHING I'D
  • 00:24:05.150 --> 00:24:06.200
  • VOLUNTEER FOR.
  • 00:24:06.200 --> 00:24:08.080
  • BUT I GAVE UP MY RIGHTS WHEN I
  • 00:24:08.080 --> 00:24:09.120
  • SAID YES.
  • 00:24:09.120 --> 00:24:10.120
  • WHEN I SAID THE BIG YES, I GAVE
  • 00:24:10.120 --> 00:24:12.240
  • UP MY RIGHT TO...TO BARGAIN FOR
  • 00:24:12.240 --> 00:24:14.170
  • WHAT KIND OF CIRCUMSTANCES I'M
  • 00:24:14.170 --> 00:24:17.110
  • WILLING TO FACE.
  • 00:24:17.110 --> 00:24:19.090
  • AND THANKFULNESS IS LIKE:
  • 00:24:19.090 --> 00:24:21.250
  • MAN...
  • 00:24:21.250 --> 00:24:23.100
  • IT'S, LIKE, THE NUMBER ONE
  • 00:24:23.100 --> 00:24:24.040
  • VIRTUE THAT CHANGES A PERSON'S
  • 00:24:24.040 --> 00:24:25.280
  • LIFE...AND, DARE I SAY, THE
  • 00:24:25.280 --> 00:24:28.040
  • ENTIRE NATURE OF A CITY.
  • 00:24:29.100 --> 00:24:32.100
  • I THINK THANKFULNESS CAN CHANGE
  • 00:24:32.100 --> 00:24:33.060
  • THE NATURE OF A FAMILY LINE.
  • 00:24:33.060 --> 00:24:34.250
  • YEAH.
  • 00:24:38.060 --> 00:24:41.060
  • AND, ALL RIGHT.
  • 00:24:41.060 --> 00:24:41.220
  • HAPPY THANKSGIVING.
  • 00:24:41.220 --> 00:24:42.250
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:24:44.010 --> 00:24:47.010
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:24:47.010 --> 00:24:47.190
  • - MALE ANNOUNCER: HAPPY
  • 00:24:47.190 --> 00:24:48.070
  • HOLIDAYS.
  • 00:24:48.070 --> 00:24:48.260
  • WE TRUST YOU'VE BEEN BLESSED
  • 00:24:48.260 --> 00:24:50.040
  • WEEK AFTER WEEK BY TBN'S
  • 00:24:50.040 --> 00:24:51.000
  • EXCLUSIVE SERIES "BETHEL
  • 00:24:51.000 --> 00:24:52.110
  • PRESENTS HEAVEN TO EARTH."
  • 00:24:52.110 --> 00:24:54.100
  • WE HOPE YOU FEEL LIKE A MEMBER
  • 00:24:54.100 --> 00:24:55.150
  • OF BETHEL'S EXTENDED GLOBAL
  • 00:24:55.150 --> 00:24:56.170
  • FOR A VERY SHORT TIME, IN
  • 00:24:58.280 --> 00:24:59.260
  • THANKS FOR ANY GIFT OF SUPPORT,
  • 00:24:59.260 --> 00:25:00.200
  • WE'LL SEND YOU BETHEL'S
  • 00:25:00.200 --> 00:25:02.020
  • COMMUNITY CANVAS SHOPPING TOTE
  • 00:25:02.020 --> 00:25:04.200
  • HEAVYWEIGHT IVORY PAPER WITH
  • 00:25:07.170 --> 00:25:08.190
  • GOLD FOIL LETTERING, WORDS TO
  • 00:25:08.190 --> 00:25:09.100
  • REMIND US OF THE JOY OF
  • 00:25:09.100 --> 00:25:10.200
  • OUR SALVATION.
  • 00:25:10.200 --> 00:25:13.150
  • AS WE LOOK FORWARD TO THE NEW
  • 00:25:13.150 --> 00:25:14.100
  • YEAR, YOU'RE INVITED TO JOIN US
  • 00:25:14.100 --> 00:25:15.080
  • AS WE SEEK TO LIVE WHOLE AND
  • 00:25:15.080 --> 00:25:16.140
  • HEALTHY LIVES.
  • 00:25:17.210 --> 00:25:20.210
  • IF YOU'RE ABLE TO SHARE A GIFT
  • 00:25:20.210 --> 00:25:21.180
  • OF $75 OR MORE TO HELP TBN
  • 00:25:21.180 --> 00:25:22.100
  • CONTINUE TO BROADCAST MESSAGE
  • 00:25:22.100 --> 00:25:24.010
  • OF EMPOWERMENT AND HOPE
  • 00:25:24.010 --> 00:25:26.050
  • TO THE WORLD, WE'LL ALSO SEND
  • 00:25:26.050 --> 00:25:28.260
  • REMARKABLE SOFTCOVER BOOK
  • 00:25:31.060 --> 00:25:32.020
  • "40 DAYS TO WHOLENESS:
  • 00:25:32.020 --> 00:25:32.240
  • CALL: 800-339-1601.
  • 00:25:35.220 --> 00:25:37.040
  • OR SHARE YOUR GIFT ONLINE AT:
  • 00:25:37.040 --> 00:25:39.290
  • [SOUND OF VEGETABLES BEING
  • 00:25:46.260 --> 00:25:47.150
  • CHOPPED]
  • 00:25:47.150 --> 00:25:50.070
  • - VOCALS: GOD, OUR FATHER
  • 00:25:50.070 --> 00:25:51.020
  • [BABY LAUGHING]
  • 00:25:51.020 --> 00:25:51.170
  • LORD OF ALL
  • 00:25:51.170 --> 00:25:52.130
  • [CLATTERING]
  • 00:25:52.130 --> 00:25:52.250
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:25:52.250 --> 00:25:54.080
  • - LITTLE GIRL: MAMA, CAN YOU
  • 00:25:54.090 --> 00:25:57.090
  • DANCE WITH ME?
  • 00:25:57.090 --> 00:25:59.000
  • - MOTHER: OH, OF COURSE, BABE!
  • 00:25:59.000 --> 00:26:00.080
  • OH...YEAH...
  • 00:26:01.260 --> 00:26:04.260
  • [MIRTHFUL SOUNDS]
  • 00:26:04.260 --> 00:26:07.130
  • [VOCALIZING]
  • 00:26:07.130 --> 00:26:09.140
  • [BABY GIGGLING]
  • 00:26:10.230 --> 00:26:13.230
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:26:13.230 --> 00:26:15.170
  • - ERIC JOHNSON: CHRISTMASTIME
  • 00:26:15.170 --> 00:26:16.250
  • IS THE SEASON OF HONORING
  • 00:26:16.250 --> 00:26:18.180
  • FAMILY, AND TOGETHERNESS, LOVE,
  • 00:26:18.180 --> 00:26:19.160
  • AND GENEROSITY.
  • 00:26:19.160 --> 00:26:21.090
  • FOR US HERE AT BETHEL, IT'S
  • 00:26:21.090 --> 00:26:22.000
  • ALSO SIGNIFICANT BECAUSE WE
  • 00:26:22.000 --> 00:26:23.180
  • CELEBRATE THE BIRTH OF OUR
  • 00:26:24.110 --> 00:26:27.110
  • SAVIOR AND KING, JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:26:27.110 --> 00:26:29.130
  • PERHAPS YOU'RE WATCHING US
  • 00:26:29.130 --> 00:26:30.170
  • TODAY AND YOU DON'T KNOW JESUS.
  • 00:26:30.170 --> 00:26:31.220
  • BUT I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT GOD
  • 00:26:31.220 --> 00:26:33.190
  • LOVES YOU AND WANTS TO HAVE A
  • 00:26:33.190 --> 00:26:35.030
  • PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH YOU.
  • 00:26:35.030 --> 00:26:36.040
  • BUT BROKENNESS AND SIN HAVE
  • 00:26:36.040 --> 00:26:37.240
  • SEPARATED US FROM HIM.
  • 00:26:37.240 --> 00:26:39.160
  • GOD SENT HIS ONLY SON JESUS TO
  • 00:26:39.160 --> 00:26:41.230
  • DIE ON THE CROSS IN OUR PLACE
  • 00:26:41.230 --> 00:26:44.140
  • SO THAT OUR SINS WOULD BE
  • 00:26:44.140 --> 00:26:46.120
  • FORGIVEN AND WE WOULD GET TO
  • 00:26:46.120 --> 00:26:48.030
  • SPEND ETERNITY WITH GOD.
  • 00:26:48.030 --> 00:26:49.170
  • IF YOU'RE WATCHING RIGHT NOW
  • 00:26:49.170 --> 00:26:51.010
  • AND YOU WANNA BE A PART OF HIS
  • 00:26:51.010 --> 00:26:52.220
  • STORY AND FOR HIM TO BECOME THE
  • 00:26:52.220 --> 00:26:54.240
  • KING OF YOUR LIFE, THEN
  • 00:26:54.240 --> 00:26:55.280
  • PRAY WITH ME.
  • 00:26:55.280 --> 00:26:57.010
  • JESUS, RIGHT NOW, I SURRENDER
  • 00:26:57.010 --> 00:26:59.140
  • MY ENTIRE LIFE TO YOU.
  • 00:26:59.140 --> 00:27:01.120
  • I ASK YOU TO FORGIVE MY SINS
  • 00:27:01.120 --> 00:27:03.150
  • AND BE MY LORD AND SAVIOR.
  • 00:27:03.150 --> 00:27:05.150
  • FROM THIS DAY ON, I LEAVE MY
  • 00:27:05.150 --> 00:27:07.150
  • OLD LIFE BEHIND TO FOLLOW YOU.
  • 00:27:07.150 --> 00:27:09.210
  • GUIDE ME AND LEAD ME
  • 00:27:09.210 --> 00:27:12.080
  • IN YOUR WAYS.
  • 00:27:12.080 --> 00:27:13.280
  • AMEN.
  • 00:27:13.280 --> 00:27:16.260
  • [CLOSING MUSIC]
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