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September 22, 2019
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Creflo Dollar

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  • the partners and friends of Creflo Dollar Ministries.
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  • Creflo Dollar: When negative emotions such as anxiety,
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  • sorrow, rejection, and disappointment are triggered,
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  • they can turn into depression and move you further and further
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  • from the will of God for your life.
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  • That's why it's so important to learn how to deal with negative
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  • emotions God's way.
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  • We can find a peace that passes all understanding by meditating
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  • on God's Word.
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  • I'm talking about causes of depression and how to get out.
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  • Stay right there.
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  • There are so many people, too many for them to count,
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  • of how their lives have been impacted.
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  • is here to stay.
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  • It's time we live a new life.
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  • Let his love shine bright in you.
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  • Oh, we embrace your love today.
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  • Creflo: I want you to go to Psalms 3:3 in the King James.
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  • Psalms 3:3, number two, second cause of depression:
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  • disappointment or unfulfilled expectations.
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  • Disappointment, which is unfulfilled expectations.
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  • You're--you become disappointed when what you expected to happen
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  • didn't happen.
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  • You're disappointed when you really built yourself up
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  • and you expected this thing to take place.
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  • It didn't take place.
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  • Now, I want you to be aware of something.
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  • Be careful not to set yourself up for disappointment because
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  • you're expecting things that you don't have a right to expect.
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  • You all hear what I'm saying?
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  • A lot of times you go ahead with a thing, you're expecting a
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  • relationship that's closer than what you--what it really is.
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  • You're expecting for somebody to do something for you because you
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  • did these ten things for them.
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  • You've got to--you've got to adopt this way of thinking.
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  • You got to come to the point where I don't expect anything
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  • but I appreciate everything.
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  • I expect nothing but I appreciate everything.
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  • And that'll protect your heart from disappointment.
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  • But if you let your expectations get ahead of you and you're
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  • expecting this to happen 'cause you did that, you're expecting
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  • that to happen because, you know, you did that or you felt
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  • this way, and that expectation is just gonna set you
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  • up for hurt.
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  • And when you don't get what you expected, then all of a sudden,
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  • you know, you have the potential of being depressed because
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  • you can't understand why it didn't happen.
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  • Or, you know, you go out with a friend, and truly a friend,
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  • and y'all go and have coffee because, I mean, just wanna go
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  • have a little cup of what's that coffee I said
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  • I liked this morning?
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  • Hazelnut coffee.
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  • Boy, the Holy Ghost is in that thing.
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  • And you just wanted to have coffee and now you expected for
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  • this person to call you every day.
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  • You expect for this person to text you all the time.
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  • Why would you expect that?
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  • Why would you expect that?
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  • Or you went out on one date and you're expecting for them to
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  • propose and they didn't.
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  • Why would you--why would you expect that?
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  • I mean, you guys laugh but you--it's something else how
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  • people just start expecting stuff they have no right to
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  • expect, you know?
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  • I felt like since I comforted you when you were in trouble,
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  • watch this, you should have at least called to check on me.
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  • Why?
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  • What gave you a right to expect just because--see, that's why
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  • when you do things you've got to be very sincere about what you
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  • do and not do it because you're expecting for somebody to do
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  • like you do.
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  • Just 'cause you're a certain way doesn't mean somebody--you can't
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  • expect for somebody else to be like you.
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  • You're doing what you do because you believe God called--told you
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  • to do it.
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  • You believe God told you to do it.
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  • But if you're doing it just so somebody could do it, your
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  • motives are wrong and you're setting yourself up for
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  • disappointment and now you're walking around depressed and the
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  • other person don't even know that you're depressed 'cause
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  • they didn't know you were expecting that and now you've
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  • got a attitude with them.
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  • That is, your emotions now are moving you away from a
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  • relationship that could be a blessing to you but you--I don't
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  • know, you're too needy, you're too, I don't know what they call
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  • them people who just, oh, Lord, have mercy, they just--huh?
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  • Needy, clingy, eeh.
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  • You can't say, "Hello, how are you doing?"
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  • because they're, like, "I sure needed that.
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  • Nobody else told me or asked me how I was doing today.
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  • And by the way, today was my birthday and I--you're the only
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  • one that asked me how I felt."
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  • Say it again: expect nothing; appreciate everything.
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  • Now that's not where God is concerned.
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  • Now when you're dealing with God, expect everything.
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  • Oh, that's good, Lord.
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  • Expect everything and appreciate--appreciate it when
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  • it's nothing.
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  • In other words, when you get--you didn't get what
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  • you--there's enough that he's already done for you
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  • to be grateful.
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  • That'll cause depression and we gotta stop it.
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  • There are a lot of people in here this morning who walk in
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  • disappointment because you expected for somebody to treat
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  • you a certain way because you treated somebody a certain way.
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  • "Well, I mean, if it was me."
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  • It's not. It's not.
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  • Quit trying to change the rules.
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  • You understand what I'm saying? We love to do that.
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  • We like to change the rules when it comes to us.
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  • "But I just thought that since I did such-and-so, such-and-so,
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  • I just figured that, you know, they would do such-and-so,
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  • such-and-so.
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  • I mean, I know I would."
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  • Y'all know, yeah, let me go to number three 'cause y'all,
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  • there's some of y'all wiggling now, you know?
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  • Here's the third cause of depression.
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  • Watch this: rejection.
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  • Rejection. Feelings of not being accepted.
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  • It's--rejection is really an issue of self-worth.
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  • It's this thing of being--feeling insignificant.
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  • This search for significance and when you're not accepted, you
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  • know, self-worth, the love and acceptance that we have from God
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  • should be enough.
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  • That's why it's so important for you to recognize how God loves
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  • you and how God accepts you.
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  • But then there's this other worldly kind of self-worth that
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  • talks about performance and the opinions of others.
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  • And that's hard.
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  • If you're trying to build your self-worth based on how well
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  • other people think you perform and if you're trying to build
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  • your self-worth based on other people's opinions of you, you
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  • are gonna be depressed a whole lot.
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  • And there are lots of people who wanna do that, especially with
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  • the coming of the social media.
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  • We want acceptance.
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  • We want people's opinion of us to be good.
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  • I mean, listen, I'm a human.
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  • I like for people to have a good opinion of me.
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  • But it can't be to the point where their opinion and their
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  • acceptance of me governs my value for myself and governs my
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  • self-worth.
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  • I can't let that happen.
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  • I depend on what God said about me.
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  • I'm the apple of his eye. He loves me.
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  • He expresses his love to me. I'm all right with him.
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  • He has a great opinion of me.
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  • And I just gotta stick with that because if I leave him and go to
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  • your cousins, then I'm not--it's not gonna, you know,
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  • it's not gonna be where it needs to be.
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  • And that spirit of rejection--rejection can get you
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  • to a point where it creates a phobia where you start rejecting
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  • yourself before people reject you.
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  • And I've counseled that before and it's so sad.
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  • You know, you'll say "Hey" to somebody and they'll wave but
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  • last week they said "Hello," and now when it went from a verbal
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  • salutations to a wave, you're like, "They don't like me.
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  • They don't have anything to do with me."
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  • That--it's not them.
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  • You have put yourself in a place where--and that comes from some
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  • kind of trauma too.
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  • It comes from something that happened when you were little,
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  • you hadn't been accepted, nobody's talking to you, and you
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  • just automatically feel like, "They reject me."
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  • And they don't reject you.
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  • They love you.
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  • You've got to get over that trauma and you've got to learn
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  • how to accept you.
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  • You got to look at your mirror--in your mirror quite
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  • often and say, "I am the apple of God's eye.
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  • I am all right with him."
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  • And then there are some people that's, you know, there are
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  • gonna be some people that you're gon' be all right with anyway.
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  • I'm all right with that person, that person,
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  • and it might be two.
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  • But you got to be all right with those two.
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  • You don't need to be counting a whole bunch of folks.
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  • Remember I told you there's the outer court relationship,
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  • there's the inner court relationship, and there's the
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  • Holies of Holies relationship?
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  • In the Holies of Holies relationship,
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  • that's behind a veil.
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  • You don't need no ten people behind the veil.
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  • The Holies of Holies relationship is they know
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  • everything about you.
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  • The outer court relationship is, you know, we speak, we go eat
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  • lunch sometime.
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  • "Hey, how your mom and them?"
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  • That's the inner court relationship.
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  • Then the outer court relationship is, "I know of you.
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  • We go to the same church."
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  • But you don't take outer court people and put 'em
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  • behind the veil.
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  • They don't know you well enough to be behind the veil.
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  • You don't just stick anybody behind the veil.
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  • If I'm in your outer court relationship, don't be telling
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  • me what happened last night in the booth in the back in the
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  • corner of the lot, that's too much for me.
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  • I ain't ready for all that.
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  • Because again, you expect, "Since you told me all your
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  • junk, I'm gonna tell you all my junk."
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  • All my junk is for Holies of Holies relationship.
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  • I ain't telling you nothing.
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  • Is this helping anybody or do I need to just--well, I want more
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  • Scriptures, more Scriptures.
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  • Okay, Psalms 3, verse 3: "But thou, O Lord, art a shield for
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  • me; you're my glory," watch this,
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  • "and the lifter up of my head."
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  • Boy, that encourages me right there.
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  • God says, "I'll be your shield for you.
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  • I'll be your shield for you.
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  • I'll shield you against rejection.
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  • I'll shield you against those horrible feelings of
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  • insignificance.
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  • I'll show you that you are significant to the kingdom,
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  • you're significant to other people, you have significance in
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  • this world.
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  • I'll show you that you do."
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  • Number four, here's the fourth cause of depression.
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  • Dead religious traditions.
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  • Dead religious traditions can cause depression.
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  • Look at Psalms 42 and 11.
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  • If you are depressed every time you come from church, come home
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  • from church, something is wrong with that church.
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  • And I'm telling you I am a witness to this.
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  • Being under the law is a dead religious--oh, I forgot
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  • about you.
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  • Oh, you already know what I'm talking about, right?
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  • It is a dead religious tradition, and it can
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  • cause depression.
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  • It's coming to a church where your life as a Christian is
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  • never enough.
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  • You come every week and you hear about how you're not enough.
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  • You didn't pray enough.
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  • If you lost a baby in a miscarriage it's because you
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  • didn't say enough Scriptures out loud.
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  • The reason why you're in a mess you're in is because, you know,
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  • God's getting you for all the sin that you have done and, you
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  • know, you don't honor the man of God or you didn't give, you
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  • didn't--and see, that's it.
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  • That must be it.
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  • You lost your house 'cause if you'd have been giving, and then
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  • you keep coming and you're trying and you're like, whenever
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  • you comes, you gotta give and you're not using your gift.
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  • You know you ought to be in that choir singing and that's the
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  • reason why you can't get no husband and you--and
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  • then you get in the choir and you start singing and then it's
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  • like you didn't fast enough.
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  • When's the last time you went on a fast?
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  • Oh, doggone it, I got to starve myself and it just--it's just
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  • dead traditional stuff.
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  • And it says it's never enough.
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  • And it's dead traditional stuff.
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  • You know, the Bible talks about the fact that you got to
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  • be--Jesus came to deliver us from dead works.
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  • Dead works are doing stuff to try to deserve the blessing
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  • from God.
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  • And you just do stuff and you--and I got like that.
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  • I just did--okay, all right, I'm gonna just join everything.
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  • I'm gonna join everything.
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  • I'm gonna pray two or three hours a day.
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  • They told me to confess this.
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  • Until I had, like, three pages of confession.
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  • Took me about a hour to make all them confessions.
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  • And then you had to pray a hour in tongues and then those
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  • mornings when you were praying real hard and you thought,
  • 00:15:09.250 --> 00:15:12.140
  • "I'm about finished."
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  • Looked up. Ain't but three minutes went by.
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  • And so you're not praying to the Lord anymore.
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  • You're praying to the clock to see how much longer.
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  • And then you look up, you got 15 more minutes and you think, "I
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  • don't know if I can make it."
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  • [speaking in tongues]
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  • You start off with [rapid speaking in tongues]
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  • and ended up with la, la, la, la.
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  • And then you came to church and it was kind of those churches
  • 00:15:33.270 --> 00:15:35.190
  • they had, like, three services.
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  • You came to church that morning and then they had evening
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  • service and then you had about three or four offerings in both
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  • of the service and all you did was split your money up.
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  • "I'm gonna give a dollar at this offering, a dollar in that
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  • offering, 50 cent in that offering."
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  • And then God forbid now if you got a divorce or something like
  • 00:15:55.220 --> 00:15:58.270
  • that happen, then you ain't no good no more.
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  • We can't use you no more because you don't know how to rule your
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  • house well.
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  • You ain't even a man because a real man will rule his
  • 00:16:07.270 --> 00:16:11.210
  • house well.
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  • You ain't ruling your house well.
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  • And it just keeps going. It keeps going.
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  • And hey, you know, your mom is celebrating her 80th birthday.
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  • You didn't come to church this Sunday.
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  • And now the leadership mad at you 'cause you should have put
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  • God--put God before your mother's 80th birthday.
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  • Nothing comes before God.
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  • And you're like, "I'm sorry, I'm sorry.
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  • I'm sorry."
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  • When I met my wife I was believing for a woman with nice
  • 00:16:40.220 --> 00:16:42.280
  • pretty legs and the Lord was trying to show it to me but the
  • 00:16:42.290 --> 00:16:45.290
  • tradition said we will watch out for lust.
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  • And I was sitting in the Bible study with her and he said,
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  • "Open your eyes," and I opened my eyes up and I said,
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  • "There she was," and then I closed them.
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  • I said, "I bind you, lust. I bind you.
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  • I bind you. I bind you, Satan.
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  • Get away, Satan."
  • 00:16:58.130 --> 00:17:00.030
  • And God said, "Stop.
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  • I'm trying to show you what you've been praying for."
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  • I leave the church depressed 'cause I couldn't do
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  • it all right.
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  • I was never enough.
  • 00:17:13.190 --> 00:17:17.180
  • But then one day I found out that his grace is sufficient.
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  • And that God doesn't love me because of my good works.
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  • God loves me because of my belief in Jesus Christ and all
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  • the works that he did.
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  • And once I got set free from that tradition, hallelujah, no
  • 00:17:35.290 --> 00:17:40.280
  • more depression in that area.
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  • I believe there's a Latin definition of religion means a
  • 00:17:49.040 --> 00:17:56.100
  • return to bondage.
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  • If you're leaving a church every church service and you feel
  • 00:18:02.150 --> 00:18:11.150
  • worse than when you came in, something is wrong with that
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  • church, hallelujah.
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  • Ooh, got me tired just remembering it.
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  • I ain't never going back to religion no more.
  • 00:18:36.020 --> 00:18:40.030
  • I never going back to that stuff no more.
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  • Even where the dress was concerned.
  • 00:18:45.170 --> 00:18:48.040
  • Hundred and five degrees outside and I'm still wearing a
  • 00:18:48.050 --> 00:18:51.090
  • three-piece.
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  • I'm free now.
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  • I can wear whatever I wanna wear now because I found out that my
  • 00:18:58.050 --> 00:19:01.050
  • entrance into heaven is not gonna be based on my garments.
  • 00:19:01.060 --> 00:19:08.230
  • Just as long as I have a garment of praise.
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  • Can I get a witness?
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  • Some of y'all may not even know what I'm talking about because
  • 00:19:20.270 --> 00:19:22.090
  • all your life you've been here.
  • 00:19:22.100 --> 00:19:25.010
  • You don't even know what I'm talking about, but those of you
  • 00:19:25.020 --> 00:19:26.210
  • who know what I'm talking about, when we were hungry to try to
  • 00:19:26.220 --> 00:19:29.120
  • find out what to do, a lot of mistakes we made we did it, I
  • 00:19:29.130 --> 00:19:33.040
  • don't know if you can say honestly, but we did all
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  • we knew to do.
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  • That's what they said do, that's what we did.
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  • Husbands, be the head of your household.
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  • That means you--and this--I'm telling you that I heard this.
  • 00:19:41.260 --> 00:19:45.040
  • "You gotta keep your wife under control.
  • 00:19:45.050 --> 00:19:49.120
  • She talking just a little bit too much.
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  • You need to keep her under control."
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  • Man, I tried that with Taffi, like, for a month.
  • 00:19:54.280 --> 00:19:59.050
  • And this was before biblical equality.
  • 00:19:59.060 --> 00:20:02.280
  • It was like, "Oh, this ain't gonna work.
  • 00:20:02.290 --> 00:20:05.060
  • We'll divorce.
  • 00:20:05.070 --> 00:20:06.230
  • I ain't no way in the world gonna be doing this.
  • 00:20:06.240 --> 00:20:08.070
  • If I knew it was like this, I'd have stayed by myself," and I'm
  • 00:20:08.080 --> 00:20:10.030
  • thinking, "This isn't working."
  • 00:20:10.040 --> 00:20:15.240
  • But they told us: "You gotta be the man of your house.
  • 00:20:15.250 --> 00:20:18.180
  • That means you gotta control everybody.
  • 00:20:18.190 --> 00:20:23.120
  • You gotta control everybody."
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  • Seriously, I'm the man of the house, you're the woman.
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  • Your job is to do what I say to do.
  • 00:20:35.020 --> 00:20:38.150
  • Never forget when we first bought our new house,
  • 00:20:48.000 --> 00:20:49.210
  • the first house we had.
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  • And I was just scared.
  • 00:20:52.260 --> 00:20:55.030
  • I didn't wanna buy nothing I couldn't pay for.
  • 00:20:55.040 --> 00:20:57.210
  • So the first house I came in contact, I said, "Forget about
  • 00:20:57.220 --> 00:21:00.140
  • all that other stuff.
  • 00:21:00.150 --> 00:21:01.290
  • How much is it?"
  • 00:21:02.000 --> 00:21:04.030
  • And it fit what I knew I could handle.
  • 00:21:04.040 --> 00:21:08.030
  • And Taffi said, "Baby, don't take the house right now.
  • 00:21:08.040 --> 00:21:12.140
  • You know, let's look at more.
  • 00:21:12.150 --> 00:21:14.160
  • You might get more for your money."
  • 00:21:14.170 --> 00:21:16.020
  • I said, "Hey, I got this."
  • 00:21:16.030 --> 00:21:18.210
  • Now, the first thing that happened was her
  • 00:21:18.220 --> 00:21:20.090
  • momma named Ethel.
  • 00:21:20.100 --> 00:21:22.260
  • Ethel rose up in her like, "No, you did not put your finger
  • 00:21:22.270 --> 00:21:25.130
  • in your face talking about you got this."
  • 00:21:25.140 --> 00:21:31.020
  • But see, we'd been taught that submission thing and I think so,
  • 00:21:31.200 --> 00:21:33.210
  • she, you know, she were mad but she, "All right."
  • 00:21:33.220 --> 00:21:39.130
  • Moved in the house.
  • 00:21:39.140 --> 00:21:41.010
  • We were asleep one night and all of a sudden this noise:
  • 00:21:41.020 --> 00:21:44.270
  • bip, boop.
  • 00:21:44.280 --> 00:21:47.150
  • Bip, bip, boop.
  • 00:21:47.160 --> 00:21:50.050
  • Bip, bip, boop, boop.
  • 00:21:50.060 --> 00:21:51.180
  • Boop, bip, bip, boop.
  • 00:21:51.190 --> 00:21:54.020
  • I said, "What's that?"
  • 00:21:54.030 --> 00:21:55.150
  • She said, "That's them pipes in this house that you bought."
  • 00:21:55.160 --> 00:22:02.210
  • See, I started--the revelation of biblical equality was working
  • 00:22:05.210 --> 00:22:08.020
  • on me because I'm like, "Oh my God, if she would have just
  • 00:22:08.030 --> 00:22:10.080
  • opposed me just a little bit."
  • 00:22:10.090 --> 00:22:14.140
  • But we were doing all that religion told us to do.
  • 00:22:14.150 --> 00:22:18.050
  • Lot of stuff was wrong with that house.
  • 00:22:19.260 --> 00:22:23.160
  • Went outside, cutting the grass, I was wondering when I got to
  • 00:22:23.170 --> 00:22:25.060
  • this one spot, why my whole leg feeling like it was going in.
  • 00:22:25.070 --> 00:22:29.130
  • There was a wet spot.
  • 00:22:29.140 --> 00:22:31.140
  • Y'all ain't know what that is, right?
  • 00:22:31.150 --> 00:22:33.080
  • Said, "God dawg."
  • 00:22:33.090 --> 00:22:36.170
  • I had to hurry up and get up out of there.
  • 00:22:36.180 --> 00:22:40.140
  • I said, "Taffi, where we going?"
  • 00:22:40.150 --> 00:22:44.170
  • I said, "You choose.
  • 00:22:46.010 --> 00:22:48.130
  • You choose.
  • 00:22:48.140 --> 00:22:50.010
  • If you--if you ain't feeling it, we ain't doing it.
  • 00:22:50.020 --> 00:22:52.160
  • Show me where to go."
  • 00:22:52.170 --> 00:22:54.060
  • I wasn't that stupid.
  • 00:22:54.070 --> 00:22:55.160
  • "Show me where to go."
  • 00:22:55.170 --> 00:22:58.010
  • I realized two are better than one.
  • 00:22:58.020 --> 00:23:02.220
  • One will put 1000 to flight but two will put 10.000
  • 00:23:02.230 --> 00:23:06.250
  • to flight, amen?
  • 00:23:06.260 --> 00:23:11.150
  • All right, let me give you the last one.
  • 00:23:11.160 --> 00:23:13.210
  • And then next week, we'll spend all of our time on how to get
  • 00:23:13.220 --> 00:23:16.040
  • out of this thing.
  • 00:23:16.050 --> 00:23:18.090
  • All right, I didn't read the Scripture first.
  • 00:23:18.100 --> 00:23:20.050
  • Psalm 42:11: "Why art thou cast down, O my soul?"
  • 00:23:20.060 --> 00:23:24.190
  • Soul, talking to his soul.
  • 00:23:24.200 --> 00:23:27.020
  • "And why art thou disquieted within me?
  • 00:23:27.030 --> 00:23:30.160
  • Hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the
  • 00:23:30.170 --> 00:23:34.250
  • health of my countenance, and my God."
  • 00:23:34.260 --> 00:23:37.280
  • So here's the key here.
  • 00:23:37.290 --> 00:23:39.210
  • I'm gonna praise God. I'm gonna praise God.
  • 00:23:39.220 --> 00:23:43.190
  • There's so much power in praise.
  • 00:23:43.200 --> 00:23:45.210
  • You can complain or you can praise.
  • 00:23:45.220 --> 00:23:47.230
  • You will benefit better if you praise, amen?
  • 00:23:47.240 --> 00:23:50.150
  • If you run into something and it's a crazy situation,
  • 00:23:50.160 --> 00:23:52.230
  • your benefit will come when you praise.
  • 00:23:52.240 --> 00:23:55.190
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  • 00:24:09.030 --> 00:24:11.210
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  • 00:24:15.270 --> 00:24:18.080
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  • by hindering your faith.
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