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How To Win Over Depression Part 3

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  • announcer: Coming upnext on "Changing Your World."
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  • Creflo Dollar: It's externalthings being internalized, that
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  • eventually gets into your heart,and it begins to weigh you down,
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  • but you cannot dealwith depression
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  • if you don't deal withthe way you think.
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  • And you cannot deal with the wayyou think if you don't deal what
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  • you're exposing yourself to,so this is what I'm saying.
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  • thought life is gonna producegreat feelings.
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  • Creflo: Now, this whole deal isabout emotions and the fact that
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  • you are in chargeof your emotions.
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  • Say out loud, "I am incharge of my emotions."
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  • Turn to your neighbor and say,
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  • "You are accountablefor how you feel."
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  • Now, when I grew up in thechurch nobody told me I was
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  • accountable for how I feel.
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  • In fact, when the feelings came,
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  • I thought I just hadto flow with it.
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  • I can remember saying, "Ican't help I feel like this."
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  • And that is thebiggest deception.
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  • That is what Satanwants you to think.
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  • He wants to deceive you to thepoint where you experience these
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  • negative emotions, and youthink,
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  • "There's nothing Ican do about it."
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  • And so, we've defined emotionsas feelings on the inside caused
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  • by pain or pleasure tomove you in a direction.
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  • Now, we're not teachingyou to become emotionless.
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  • God gave you emotions, but,unfortunately, sometimes those
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  • negative emotions have you, andhe wants you to have emotions
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  • and not allow thoseemotions to have you.
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  • So, what happens there aregodly emotions that can move you
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  • closer to the will of God foryour life, and then there are
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  • negative emotions that aredesigned to move you away from
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  • the will of God for your life.
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  • You've got to be a person whounderstands that self-control
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  • is a gift from God.
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  • Somebody says, "Isself-control in the Bible?"
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  • Yeah, it's under theheading of meekness.
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  • Self-control is a gift from Godthat will lead you in the path
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  • and to the destiny of thedesigned purpose for your life.
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  • But when you're out of controland you don't know how to
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  • control how you feel--somebodysent a question this week that
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  • says, "Well, what about anger?
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  • Jesus got angry."
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  • We're not teaching that you're
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  • not gonna experiencenegative emotions.
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  • We're trying to show you how toharness those negative emotions
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  • when they show up.
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  • We're trying to show you howto take authority over those
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  • negative emotionswhen they show up.
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  • We're not saying that youwon't have negative emotions.
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  • In fact, I'm telling you,
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  • you are gonna have somenegative emotions.
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  • The problem has been when thosenegative emotions show up they
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  • control you, insteadof you controlling it.
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  • The problem is, is when theanger shows up you allow it to
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  • move you to the next levelof destruction for your life,
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  • instead of you taking authorityover the anger and saying, "No,
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  • I'll not move you."
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  • Jesus didn't allow the angerto cause him to miss the cross.
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  • He turned a couple of tablesover, but it didn't cause him to
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  • miss the cross, and so I'mtrying to show you, as Christian
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  • people, you know, don't take
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  • this too far tothe right, too far.
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  • Find the middle road on this.
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  • Yes, you're gonna have godlyemotions, and you're gonna have
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  • some negative emotions, but hewants you to know that you can
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  • be in charge of your emotions.
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  • If they're negative theydon't have to control your life.
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  • So, what's happened inthe lives of most people?
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  • They experience a situation,triggers a negative emotion, and
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  • they allow the negative emotionsto take them away from the will
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  • of God and put 'em in a placethey don't wanna be, because all
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  • their lives they've beentrained,
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  • "You can't help how you feel.
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  • You can't controlyour emotions."
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  • And you've seen in the Word ofGod, hopefully, over this last
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  • month, "Oh, yes, I can."
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  • And you're gonna find out alittle later on in your life
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  • that "man, this reallydoes make a big difference."
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  • You work on this.You meditate on this.
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  • You saturate yourself inthese teachings and sermons.
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  • You'll find that certain peoplethat used to do things to you
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  • five months ago, it don't evenmove you no more, because it's
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  • like, "Well, I am incontrol of my emotions."
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  • I'm not gonna get upset.
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  • And if you do get upset you'relike, "I'm not gonna stay upset.
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  • I'm not gonna do this."
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  • And that's why I'm trying toshow you--I'm not trying to
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  • teach these negativethings won't happen.
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  • I'm just trying to teach you,you now know how to respond
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  • and--to those negativeemotions that come.
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  • You know how to go after them,instead of allowing them to
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  • destroy your life, amen?
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  • So, emotion is feelings on theinside designed to move you,
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  • caused by pain or pleasure,to move you in a direction.
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  • And we know the direction: awayfrom the will of God,
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  • if they are negative.
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  • Godly emotions go towards thewill of God, if they're godly.
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  • And so, what happens is now wehave taken authority over those
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  • emotions and now we're dealingwith the emotion of depression.
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  • So now, how have wedefined depression?
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  • Depression, they're feelingsthat are caused by thoughts that
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  • weigh heavily upon your heart.
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  • In fact, I think one of ourlessons we went over there are
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  • some things, feelings, thatcome from thinking thoughts
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  • that weigh you down.
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  • Feelings that come from thinkingthoughts that weigh you down.
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  • I'd like to ask thequestion before we begin.
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  • What are you thinking about?
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  • Have you been carrying thoughts
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  • all day long that areweighing you down?
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  • You know that.
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  • I may not know that.
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  • You may have come in here thismorning or today with thoughts
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  • that weigh you down, so howlong are you gonna allow those
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  • thoughts to continueworking on weighing you down?
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  • You can't change how you feelbecause those thoughts that are
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  • weighing you down areresponsible
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  • for those feelingsof depression.
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  • Depression, it's a way ofthinking thoughts that weigh you
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  • down and eventually gets intoyour heart,
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  • and so you haveauthority over that.
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  • Most people say, "Well, Ican't help I'm depressed."
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  • And because they don't know howto handle depression, they seek
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  • out the help of a therapist,they seek out the help of a
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  • doctor, and in some casesthey seek out the help of
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  • medications, 'cause theydon't know how to handle it.
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  • And I'm notagainst those things.
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  • I used to be a therapist.
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  • I'm not against those thingsif--but I have to warn you there
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  • is a difference in learning howto manage depression
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  • and being free from it.
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  • And Jesus has alreadyredeemed you from depression.
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  • And if you can learn how to tapinto what he's already done, you
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  • don't have to go and pay moneyto learn how to manage it, okay?
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  • And so, it's important that youunderstand the difference here
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  • and the way you dealwith your feelings.
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  • Depression is a feeling, andit's painful, and it hurts.
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  • I shared with you mytestimony last week.
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  • It's painful, it's hurtful,and if it's chronic,
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  • I mean, it feels painful.
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  • And one of the things you--Iwant you to understand and I
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  • wanted you to understand it, myjourney, so that, you know, I
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  • didn't want you thinking you'rejust listening to some guy who
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  • don't know what he's talkingabout, read some book, and came
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  • out here and tried tobe therapeutic with you.
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  • No, this is what I've gonethrough and come out of, and I
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  • know it's possible, but the keyis you're gonna have to expose
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  • yourself to the Word of God.
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  • See, that's the difference.
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  • We have something that theunsaved world doesn't have: the
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  • Word of God and ourfaith in the Word of God.
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  • And when you expose yourself tothe Word of God and, watch this,
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  • and you become saturated withthat Word, there's something
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  • that happens in your life
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  • because you'vesaturated your thinking.
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  • If you wanna change how youfeel, you change how you think.
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  • You wanna dealwith how you feel,
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  • you gotta dealwith how you think.
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  • You wanna deal with how youthink, you gotta deal with what
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  • you're exposing yourself to.
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  • See, you're saturatedwith something.
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  • I don't know what it is, soI'm saying you might as well be
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  • saturated with the Word.
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  • I was spending some time in myclosing Bible study last night.
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  • Well, I like to go to bed with aScripture on my mind, and I was
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  • looking at the book of Luke 17when it talks about the kingdom
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  • of God is within a man.
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  • And I'm working on reallybreaking that down because
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  • there's a lot of things that
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  • need to be understoodabout that.
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  • And one of the things Irealized is that "wait a minute.
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  • When--" how many of you haveever experienced not enough?
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  • You know, not enough to pay yourbills, not enough to do this.
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  • And somebody says,"Are you kidding?
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  • Everybody in here has."
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  • All right, so on the outside thecircumstance is not enough, but
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  • in the kingdom it's plenty.
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  • In the kingdom it'splenty, so here is the deal.
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  • If when you see not enough onthe outside but your conscious
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  • mind is focused on the plentythat you have in the kingdom,
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  • then eventually the lack on theoutside is gonna be dominated
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  • with a saturated conscience on
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  • the plenty that's inthe kingdom of God.
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  • Does that make sense?
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  • So, as goes yourthinking, so goes your feeling.
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  • "As a man thinketh inhis heart, so is he."
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  • As he thinketh, sois he in his heart.
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  • I've said it a whole bunch oftimes, but I gotta say it again.
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  • What are you spending themost time thinking about?
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  • That's what you'regonna be feeling.
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  • As goes your soul,so goes your life.
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  • As goes yourthinking, so goes your life.
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  • If your thinking is saturatedwith that thing you've been
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  • exposed to, which is negative,and the negative exposure
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  • produces negative thinking.
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  • And then, these are feelings,these are thoughts that are just
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  • remaining, and you're saturatingyourself in that thing over and
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  • over and over again.
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  • Then on the inside yourconsciousness is saturated with
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  • the negative thinking.
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  • It's gonna produce--it'sgonna produce bad depression.
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  • How do you deal with it?
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  • You change what you'reexposing yourself to.
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  • I'm not gonna expose myself tothe thing that produces that
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  • negative thought.
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  • And then, once you change thatyou're gonna change the way you
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  • think and once you changethe way you think you're gonna
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  • change the you feel.
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  • Then, you're gonna change thedecisions you make, the actions
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  • you take, the habits you create.
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  • You're gonna change yourcharacter, and then you'll
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  • ultimately change yourdestination, because you know
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  • where to go and what toattack when you feel depressed.
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  • It's external things beinginternalized, that eventually
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  • gets into your heart, and itbegins to weigh you down, but
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  • you cannot deal with depression
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  • if you don't deal withthe way you think.
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  • And you cannot deal with the wayyou think if you don't deal what
  • 00:12:15.414 --> 00:12:17.983
  • you're exposing yourself to,so this is what I'm saying.
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  • Expose yourself to theWord, 'cause it's gonna produce
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  • amazing thought life and the
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  • thought life is gonna producegreat feelings.
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  • You're gonna feel good even inthe midst of a bad situation
  • 00:12:30.663 --> 00:12:32.865
  • because you've chosen tosaturate your thinking with
  • 00:12:32.898 --> 00:12:36.502
  • the Word of God.
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  • What does the Bible say?
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  • Meditate in the Word--that'ssaturation, ain't it?--day and
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  • night, or all the time.
  • 00:12:43.409 --> 00:12:45.110
  • He says when you do that youwill, watch this, make your way
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  • prosperous, andyou'll have good success.
  • 00:12:48.948 --> 00:12:51.984
  • Another version says you'll deal
  • 00:12:52.017 --> 00:12:53.385
  • wisely in the affairsof this world.
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  • So, while they're trying tofigure life out, you're taking
  • 00:12:55.921 --> 00:12:58.791
  • authority and mastering life sothat life won't ever master you.
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  • If you understand whatI just said say amen.
  • 00:13:03.963 --> 00:13:06.498
  • All right, so let's get startedhere in Mark 14, verse 33
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  • in the Amplified.
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  • Let's read it in the Amplified,guys, because I want people to
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  • see--when the Bible saysthat Jesus was touched with the
  • 00:13:13.372 --> 00:13:16.609
  • feelings of our infirmities, Iwant you to see that here is
  • 00:13:16.642 --> 00:13:21.847
  • Jesus in theGarden of Gethsemane.
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  • He's getting ready to take on
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  • the sins of every humanthat's ever born.
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  • He's gonna go to hell anddie for all of mankind.
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  • He's gonna be crucified ona cross, dead and buried.
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  • He's gonna be whippedwith a cat-o'-nine-tails.
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  • Body gonna be beat so bad it's
  • 00:13:39.331 --> 00:13:41.467
  • gonna look likeraw hamburger meat.
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  • His form is not even gonnalook like a man when they're
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  • finished, and thesethoughts came by.
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  • He knew what happened.
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  • He knew what was gonna happen
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  • and look what he says herein this situation.
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  • Verse 33, "And he took him Peterand James and John, and began to
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  • be struck with terror and
  • 00:14:00.152 --> 00:14:01.754
  • amazement and deeplytroubled and," what?
  • 00:14:01.787 --> 00:14:04.623
  • "Depressed."
  • 00:14:04.657 --> 00:14:06.625
  • So, he knows about it.
  • 00:14:06.659 --> 00:14:08.761
  • And then, he says, "And he saidto them, My soul--" the soul.
  • 00:14:08.794 --> 00:14:12.464
  • That's where your emotions are.
  • 00:14:12.498 --> 00:14:14.199
  • "My soul is exceedingly sad(overwhelmed with grief)
  • 00:14:14.233 --> 00:14:18.037
  • so that it almost kills me!
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  • Remain here and keepawake and be watching."
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  • But then, he tellsus a little advice.
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  • What do you do ifyou ever face this?
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  • And we're going to talk aboutthis either this weekend
  • 00:14:28.013 --> 00:14:30.416
  • or next week.
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  • He said go--keepgoing a little farther.
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  • In other words, don't stop goingtowards the destiny that has
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  • been revealed to you.
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  • If you know what you're doingis the right thing,
  • 00:14:41.827 --> 00:14:43.929
  • keep going a little farther.
  • 00:14:43.963 --> 00:14:45.564
  • Feeling bad, but you know thisis the right thing, so do it.
  • 00:14:45.597 --> 00:14:48.133
  • I'll tell you theperfect illustration.
  • 00:14:48.167 --> 00:14:50.002
  • Maybe feeling bad and not comingto Bible study,
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  • but you go a little farther.
  • 00:14:52.671 --> 00:14:54.239
  • You go a little farther.
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  • "Well, I don't feel like it."But you go a little farther.
  • 00:14:55.607 --> 00:14:57.376
  • You don't allow youremotions to govern your life.
  • 00:14:57.409 --> 00:15:01.046
  • You take authority overthose things, and Jesus said go
  • 00:15:01.080 --> 00:15:04.016
  • farther and do thething you know to do.
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  • Do the thing you know to do.
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  • I think I sharedthat in my testimony.
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  • That when I was going throughthat thing and I asked my wife
  • 00:15:09.555 --> 00:15:11.824
  • to help me, she says, "Theonly thing--" and she don't--we
  • 00:15:11.857 --> 00:15:13.892
  • don't--we didn't realize
  • 00:15:13.926 --> 00:15:15.227
  • until now that that wasa godly advice.
  • 00:15:15.260 --> 00:15:17.196
  • "Only thing I can tell you iskeep doing what you know to do."
  • 00:15:17.229 --> 00:15:20.933
  • I had no idea thatwas what Jesus advised.
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  • Just keep doing it eventhough you feel that way.
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  • Keep doing what you know to do.I don't know about you.
  • 00:15:26.605 --> 00:15:29.475
  • Have you ever entered into aprayer and you didn't feel good,
  • 00:15:29.508 --> 00:15:32.678
  • or you didn't feel like praying?
  • 00:15:32.711 --> 00:15:34.246
  • That's just notwhat you wanted to do.
  • 00:15:34.279 --> 00:15:35.881
  • And how many of you just made
  • 00:15:35.914 --> 00:15:38.250
  • yourself do it andyou felt better?
  • 00:15:38.283 --> 00:15:40.853
  • "You know, I don't feellike reading the Scripture.
  • 00:15:40.886 --> 00:15:42.554
  • I don't feel like sitting herelooking at this Word for today."
  • 00:15:42.588 --> 00:15:45.491
  • But you keep doing what youknow and your feelings change,
  • 00:15:45.524 --> 00:15:49.528
  • because you've attacked thosethoughts, and you've exposed
  • 00:15:49.561 --> 00:15:51.830
  • yourself to something that'sawesome.
  • 00:15:51.864 --> 00:15:53.899
  • And that's why he said go alittle farther,
  • 00:15:53.932 --> 00:15:55.901
  • and he said keep praying.
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  • Go a little fartherand keep praying.
  • 00:15:57.736 --> 00:15:59.938
  • Well, the world doesn't want usto receive that advice, and so
  • 00:15:59.972 --> 00:16:02.741
  • when you neglect God'sadvice then you go and try to
  • 00:16:02.775 --> 00:16:06.145
  • find--what do you callsomething that's fake?
  • 00:16:06.178 --> 00:16:11.884
  • You're trying to--an imitation.
  • 00:16:11.917 --> 00:16:14.086
  • You try to go and seeanother way to do it.
  • 00:16:14.119 --> 00:16:16.555
  • Now, I'm not against you goingthe other way to do it, but I'm
  • 00:16:16.588 --> 00:16:18.690
  • just saying ourway is the best way.
  • 00:16:18.724 --> 00:16:20.959
  • And people don't know that, andsome Christians don't know that
  • 00:16:20.993 --> 00:16:23.862
  • 'cause they won't do it, and I'mtelling you, as a person who's
  • 00:16:23.896 --> 00:16:27.332
  • gone through it and will do it,
  • 00:16:27.366 --> 00:16:29.134
  • you'll see someamazing things happen.
  • 00:16:29.168 --> 00:16:31.136
  • Now, we left off with talkingabout the effects of depression
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  • and one of the statements I made
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  • was that depression is anenemy to your success.
  • 00:16:38.310 --> 00:16:43.482
  • Depression is anenemy to your success.
  • 00:16:43.515 --> 00:16:48.253
  • Depression wants to steal yourambitions, and it wants to
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  • prevent you from participatingin the activities that you
  • 00:16:51.957 --> 00:16:55.661
  • should be enjoying in your life.
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  • It's an enemy to your happiness,
  • 00:16:57.162 --> 00:16:58.997
  • and it is an enemyto your success.
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  • There is no way I want you toallow this enemy to stop you
  • 00:17:01.366 --> 00:17:05.804
  • from being happy and successful,and it should motivate you to
  • 00:17:05.838 --> 00:17:08.574
  • know that when depression triesto attack your life, it should
  • 00:17:08.607 --> 00:17:12.177
  • say to you, "All you're trying
  • 00:17:12.211 --> 00:17:14.313
  • to do is stop me frombeing successful."
  • 00:17:14.346 --> 00:17:17.749
  • And how?
  • 00:17:17.783 --> 00:17:19.151
  • Because when the feeling comesit wants to move you away from
  • 00:17:19.184 --> 00:17:22.020
  • the will of God for your life,wants to move you away from the
  • 00:17:22.054 --> 00:17:24.690
  • plan of God for your life.
  • 00:17:24.723 --> 00:17:26.191
  • And how often do you findyourself just kinda wondering,
  • 00:17:26.225 --> 00:17:29.561
  • "How long is it gonna take?
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  • And when is itgonna be my time?"
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  • Listen, honey, it's hard to talkto the God of love and peace
  • 00:17:32.531 --> 00:17:36.969
  • when you're always in a darkplace,
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  • and he just needs you torecognize that.
  • 00:17:41.974 --> 00:17:43.542
  • So, we talked about someeffects of depression.
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  • Number one, physical illnessis one effect of depression.
  • 00:17:46.678 --> 00:17:51.817
  • Physical illness is one effect.
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  • You continue to allow thosethoughts to press in, and they
  • 00:17:53.752 --> 00:17:58.657
  • eventually settle and--into yourheart, and you don't deal with
  • 00:17:58.690 --> 00:18:02.427
  • those thoughts, and then thosefeelings comes and, man, it will
  • 00:18:02.461 --> 00:18:05.931
  • release terriblethings in your body.
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  • Your cortisol levelbegins to rise up.
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  • It begins to put a foundationfor chronic disease, because if
  • 00:18:10.369 --> 00:18:14.072
  • you're emotionally diseased,you will eventually become
  • 00:18:14.106 --> 00:18:18.677
  • physically diseased.
  • 00:18:18.710 --> 00:18:21.246
  • And while people try todiagnose folks and the different
  • 00:18:21.280 --> 00:18:24.917
  • illnesses, one of the thingsthat I think we miss is the fact
  • 00:18:24.950 --> 00:18:28.887
  • that a lotta things come frombeing so stressed and depressed.
  • 00:18:28.921 --> 00:18:34.660
  • That if you don't deal withthat, then you can try to take a
  • 00:18:34.693 --> 00:18:39.498
  • lotta supplements and do healthythings, but you have got to deal
  • 00:18:39.531 --> 00:18:44.403
  • with that emotional area.
  • 00:18:44.436 --> 00:18:46.638
  • And your emotional area canbring you to a place of death.
  • 00:18:46.672 --> 00:18:51.577
  • You can go through a trauma or ashocking trauma situation, and
  • 00:18:51.610 --> 00:18:57.749
  • it could release cancer tobe manifested in your body.
  • 00:18:57.783 --> 00:19:00.752
  • We all have cancer cells, butthey are kept at bay, and just
  • 00:19:00.786 --> 00:19:03.455
  • some emotional thing like thatcan be responsible for it being
  • 00:19:03.488 --> 00:19:06.692
  • released in your body.
  • 00:19:06.725 --> 00:19:08.026
  • I can't tell you the illnessesthat are up that can come up as
  • 00:19:08.060 --> 00:19:12.631
  • a result of you not dealing withdepression, and so for people
  • 00:19:12.664 --> 00:19:16.368
  • who like to worry a lot, stop.
  • 00:19:16.401 --> 00:19:18.570
  • You're making yourself sick.
  • 00:19:18.604 --> 00:19:20.672
  • For people who just wanna bedepressed about everything and
  • 00:19:20.706 --> 00:19:23.542
  • wanna magnify differences,difficulties in your life, stop.
  • 00:19:23.575 --> 00:19:27.746
  • You're making yourself sick.
  • 00:19:27.779 --> 00:19:29.381
  • If you go to bed sad and youwake up sad, and you're sad
  • 00:19:29.414 --> 00:19:32.351
  • throughout the day,you're making yourself sick.
  • 00:19:32.384 --> 00:19:35.454
  • And so, what happens is when thesickness comes, you say, "Well,
  • 00:19:35.487 --> 00:19:37.656
  • who did it?
  • 00:19:37.689 --> 00:19:38.991
  • It's the devil."
  • 00:19:39.024 --> 00:19:40.692
  • No, it's an uninformed Christian
  • 00:19:40.726 --> 00:19:43.795
  • who didn't know how to dealwith his emotions.
  • 00:19:43.829 --> 00:19:46.765
  • Wow.
  • 00:19:46.798 --> 00:19:48.267
  • How about that?
  • 00:19:48.300 --> 00:19:49.801
  • That feels crazy, coming tochurch and not hearing, "Well,
  • 00:19:49.835 --> 00:19:52.137
  • it's the devil that did it."
  • 00:19:52.170 --> 00:19:53.472
  • No, it's an uninformed Christianwho don't have no idea how to
  • 00:19:53.505 --> 00:19:57.909
  • handle their emotions, and theemotions have been handling you,
  • 00:19:57.943 --> 00:20:00.479
  • and you go around with pain.
  • 00:20:00.512 --> 00:20:02.080
  • You got the stuffthat's hap--
  • 00:20:02.114 --> 00:20:03.415
  • You wouldn't--listen, you showme a real sick person, and I
  • 00:20:03.448 --> 00:20:06.652
  • guarantee you I go back in thebackground, if they're honest
  • 00:20:06.685 --> 00:20:09.221
  • with me, if they're honest withme, they will tell me how long
  • 00:20:09.254 --> 00:20:13.458
  • they've been worried andconcerned and all of that stuff
  • 00:20:13.492 --> 00:20:16.094
  • that's going on right there.
  • 00:20:16.128 --> 00:20:17.529
  • It is.It is.
  • 00:20:17.562 --> 00:20:18.897
  • I found out my emotionalopenness, I'm trying to fight it
  • 00:20:18.930 --> 00:20:23.869
  • by faith, and I had it goinguntil the trauma and the shock
  • 00:20:23.902 --> 00:20:32.611
  • of betrayal hit me, and itaffected my physical body.
  • 00:20:32.644 --> 00:20:38.050
  • And while I looked strong comingon the pulpit like it didn't
  • 00:20:38.083 --> 00:20:40.552
  • matter and stuff, that's all myfaith part, but the trauma of it
  • 00:20:40.585 --> 00:20:45.223
  • and having to deal withthat, whoo, it was the devil.
  • 00:20:45.257 --> 00:20:50.529
  • He was trying tokill me that one day.
  • 00:20:50.562 --> 00:20:53.498
  • There are so many things thathappened that one day that were
  • 00:20:53.532 --> 00:20:56.568
  • so painful, so hurtful,
  • 00:20:56.601 --> 00:20:58.170
  • including the deathof loved ones.
  • 00:20:58.203 --> 00:21:00.205
  • It was just crazy, and the enemyknew, "If I can cause enough
  • 00:21:00.238 --> 00:21:05.043
  • stress and trauma, I can release
  • 00:21:05.077 --> 00:21:07.579
  • something and be closer totaking you out."
  • 00:21:07.612 --> 00:21:11.350
  • But just like that drama cantake you out, the joy of the
  • 00:21:11.383 --> 00:21:14.019
  • Lord can produce healing, see?
  • 00:21:14.052 --> 00:21:17.389
  • You gotta the Word thatwill bring joy, amen?
  • 00:21:17.422 --> 00:21:19.624
  • For everything the devil thinkhe got against you, God has
  • 00:21:19.658 --> 00:21:22.527
  • already risen more.
  • 00:21:22.561 --> 00:21:24.296
  • You know, the Bibletalks about much more.
  • 00:21:24.329 --> 00:21:26.565
  • You know, sin, when sin abounds,he said grace does what?
  • 00:21:26.598 --> 00:21:29.735
  • Much more abounds, so ain'tnothing that's gonna happen to
  • 00:21:29.768 --> 00:21:32.537
  • you that's not already handled.
  • 00:21:32.571 --> 00:21:34.539
  • Turn to two people andtell 'em, "It's handled.
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  • It's handled.
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  • It's handled."I don't care what it is.
  • 00:21:37.442 --> 00:21:38.744
  • It's handled.It's handled.
  • 00:21:38.777 --> 00:21:41.713
  • And that keeps yousafe in your mind.
  • 00:21:41.747 --> 00:21:44.850
  • That no matter how crazy itmight be, remind yourself,
  • 00:21:44.883 --> 00:21:48.820
  • saturate your consciousness that"this is handled, and there is a
  • 00:21:48.854 --> 00:21:53.658
  • expiration to all trouble."
  • 00:21:53.692 --> 00:21:58.697
  • Go to bed.
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  • Say, "That thingmight expire tomorrow."
  • 00:22:00.065 --> 00:22:02.100
  • If it don't, wake up, live byfaith through that day, go to
  • 00:22:02.134 --> 00:22:05.437
  • bed again, but it can't be thereall the time, hallelujah.
  • 00:22:05.470 --> 00:22:10.709
  • Just use it like you woulddumbbells and just exercise to
  • 00:22:10.742 --> 00:22:14.179
  • build your muscle up.
  • 00:22:14.212 --> 00:22:15.647
  • While the trouble is there youmight as well benefit from it
  • 00:22:15.680 --> 00:22:18.116
  • being there.
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  • Glory be to God.
  • 00:22:19.484 --> 00:22:20.786
  • I almost got happy on that.
  • 00:22:20.819 --> 00:22:22.154
  • You might as wellbenefit from it being there.
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  • No, don't do that.
  • 00:22:24.489 --> 00:22:27.025
  • Get something out of it.
  • 00:22:27.058 --> 00:22:28.393
  • Don't ever come out ofa hard time the same.
  • 00:22:28.427 --> 00:22:33.532
  • Come out of a hard time withsome wisdom, that you know
  • 00:22:33.565 --> 00:22:36.768
  • something now.
  • 00:22:36.802 --> 00:22:38.270
  • "Bring it on, devil."
  • 00:22:38.303 --> 00:22:39.604
  • And then, one day you'regonna say, "You wanna dance?
  • 00:22:39.638 --> 00:22:41.106
  • Bring it on.I ain't scared of you.
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  • I ain't scared of you.
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  • No, I ain't nevergonna be scared of you.
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  • Come on over here.
  • 00:22:45.310 --> 00:22:47.679
  • You gotta get thataggressive with the enemy.
  • 00:22:47.712 --> 00:22:49.815
  • First of all, you've gotto know how's he behind it.
  • 00:22:49.848 --> 00:22:53.385
  • He's behind it.
  • 00:22:53.418 --> 00:22:55.320
  • He doesn't haveauthority to do it.
  • 00:22:55.353 --> 00:22:57.355
  • He wants to use suggestionsand trickery
  • 00:22:57.389 --> 00:23:00.358
  • so you can authorize it.
  • 00:23:00.392 --> 00:23:02.928
  • Sad thing is that you've allowedSatan's suggestions or your
  • 00:23:02.961 --> 00:23:07.833
  • ignorance to authorizeyour own destruction.
  • 00:23:07.866 --> 00:23:11.837
  • You hear what I said?
  • 00:23:11.870 --> 00:23:13.171
  • Satan's suggestion or your
  • 00:23:13.205 --> 00:23:14.606
  • ignorance to authorize yourown destruction.
  • 00:23:14.639 --> 00:23:17.843
  • You open your mouth up andspeak things in the air.
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  • You start agreeing with stuff.
  • 00:23:20.812 --> 00:23:22.247
  • Your emotions starttaking you places.
  • 00:23:22.280 --> 00:23:24.249
  • You're not in the Word andexposing yourself to the Word.
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  • See, all of that stuff isauthorized by you, and so you
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  • you don't allow yourself toauthorize something to happen in
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  • your life that's gonna hurt you.
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  • I used to pray a prayerwent like this:
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  • Lord, please help menot to hurt myself.
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  • Please help me not to dosomething, say something
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  • or misunderstand somethingthat'll hurt myself
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  • because, you know, I recognizedwhere it was coming from,
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  • but I needed some revelationon how to deal with it.
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  • male announcer: Creflo and TaffiDollar would like to wish you
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  • announcer: "Christmas in theCity" will carry you through
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  • Creflo: Everything in God'sKingdom works by faith.
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  • male announcer: To support thevision of this ministry to reach
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  • This season, which is a holidaytime, but yet we are in
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  • Happy Holidays.
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  • announcer: Because of you,Creflo Dollar Ministries is
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