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Knowing God to Find His Will for Your Life Part 2

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August 23, 2019
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Creflo Dollar

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Knowing God to Find His Will for Your Life Part 2

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  • by the partners and friends of Creflo Dollar Ministries.
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  • Creflo Dollar: 'Cause now you're in a relationship with
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  • a God who will fight to maintain his relationship with you,
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  • and he's not willin' to let you go, and even though you may find
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  • yourself cheating on him with sin every now and then,
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  • he'll still be right there, ready to take ya back.
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  • He'll have his arms wide open.
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  • He'll say, "You're not gonna get rid of me.
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  • I am here to stay.
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  • I'm stuck on you, and I want you to be stuck on me."
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  • announcer: Calling all men.
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  • Creflo: It's time for you to find out your place
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  • in the body of Christ.
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  • Gary Taylor: You are not gonna be satisfied
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  • until you do what he commissioned you to do.
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  • Michael T. Smith: I wanted to do right but couldn't,
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  • but now the Spirit of God lives in me,
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  • and he gives me power to do what I could not do on my own.
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  • Ken Terry: I expect to get understanding.
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  • I expect for me to grow in my grace.
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  • Kenneth Fuller: So when things come our way, when things
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  • come up against us, we know that we're comin' through.
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  • announcer: See you there.
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  • This is your world,
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  • so let's vow to make it a better place.
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  • Let every heart that needs to know,
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  • your love is here to stay.
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  • Whoa, oh, it's time we live a new life.
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  • Whoa, oh, let his love shine bright in you.
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  • We're saved by his grace,
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  • so we embrace your love today.
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  • We are changed.
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  • Creflo: Okay, so let's go to school for about five minutes.
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  • How do I live a life of worship?
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  • What is this life of worship?
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  • Now, I believe that the aim of these two verses
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  • is that all of life becomes worship.
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  • I believe that's what they're after, that in these two verses,
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  • let all of life become worship, to live your life in such a way
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  • that by what you say, what you think, what you feel,
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  • what you do with your arms and what you do with your lips
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  • and what you do with your eyes and what you do with your legs
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  • and what you do with your hands, all will show
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  • that he is more valuable than anything.
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  • Now, listen to me now.
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  • That is what worship is, showing God's value, supreme value,
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  • over all other things.
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  • Showing God's value.
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  • Oh, my God.
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  • Oh, ho, God, hit me.
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  • For me to live a life of worship is for me to demonstrate to you
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  • through my life how valuable God is to me.
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  • What type of value does God hold in your life?
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  • Because I tell you right now, you come up with all the reasons
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  • why people don't come to church, you come up with all the reasons
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  • why people aren't saved, you come up with all the people--why
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  • people don't read their Bible, and here's the one reason: They
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  • have no value for God.
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  • But those of us who call ourselves Christians sometimes
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  • don't value him either, and that was the part that convicted me,
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  • so wait a minute.
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  • I love you God, but I want to show how valuable you are to me.
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  • And as I went through and judged all of my life, am I showing how
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  • valuable God is to me?
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  • Let me give you an example.
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  • If I have a job, on the job, I'm on time, and I work with
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  • excellence, not because I'm tryin' to kiss up to the boss
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  • for a raise, but what I do on that job, I do so that I can
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  • demonstrate and display how valuable God is to me.
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  • I didn't necessarily did not cut you because I had temperance,
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  • but I didn't cut you because God is more valuable than me losin'
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  • my emotions and cuttin' you so I could restrain myself to
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  • demonstrate how valuable his is in my life.
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  • I can do without revenge, but I can't do without him.
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  • So it's not, "Don't go to bed and have sex with people
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  • 'cause it's wrong," more than it is fornication doesn't hold
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  • the same value in my life as God does.
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  • Cussin' you out 'cause you did somethin' to make me mad
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  • is not as valuable to me as God is.
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  • I am motivated to do a good job on my job.
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  • I'm motivated to be there on time because it demonstrates
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  • how important and the value that I hold in my life for God,
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  • and I'm not motivated--listen, I'm not motivated
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  • by all the other stuff to do it.
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  • You can offer me a lot of money or no money, but if God called
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  • me to do that, my motivation for being on time,
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  • for doing what I got to do, for being the hardest worker
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  • on that job, is because I wanna show you, when
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  • you ask me why I work so hard, I'm gonna say
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  • it's not 'cause of you, but I'm motivated by
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  • God, and I value him so much.
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  • He's been so good to me.
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  • If this is the only way I can show how I love him, then I'll
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  • work hard to demonstrate and display the value I have for
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  • him, and ladies and gentlemen, that is a life of worship.
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  • It don't do no good to show--to sing a slow song in a pulpit and
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  • worship and lift your hands up and praise the Lord and fall on
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  • your face, "Oh, I love you," and then go right out of here
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  • and act like a fool.
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  • So what helps me with that life of worship?
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  • It's that relationship with him.
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  • You get to spendin' time with him and he becomes the most
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  • important personality ever.
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  • The first time he does somethin' that nobody can do, then you go
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  • out and say, "Oh, now I know there's a God."
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  • And he's ready to do that for ya.
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  • I don't know.
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  • Somethin' so amazing is going on, on the inside of me,
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  • where I can see Jesus, and the more I behold him,
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  • the more the Holy Spirit's changin' me on the inside.
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  • I don't care what people say.
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  • I'm not interested in debating right and wrong with you.
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  • I'm not gonna talk about, you know, none of--I just ain't got
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  • time for all that, who leave the church, who stayed in church,
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  • I ain't got time for all that--got time for all that,
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  • don't wanna play church games no more,
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  • who shouted, who didn't shout, who stood up,
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  • who mad, who don't like what you say,
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  • who didn't like what you have.
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  • I ain't got time for all of that.
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  • I'm focused in on him.
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  • I can't do this by myself.
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  • I don't know if it's exactly right.
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  • All I know is I know him, and I know, since I've been focused
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  • in on him, it turns out right because I can listen to you
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  • debate over the principles and the mechanics, but then I can
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  • tell if you know him 'cause if you still tryin' to send people
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  • to hell because they ain't keepin' all the rules, I know
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  • from my time with him, you don't know him.
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  • My time with him, my time with his Word, my time in prayer,
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  • and then you wanna come and take somethin' you heard half
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  • of from a TV preacher that you ain't--you didn't even listen to
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  • all the tapes and wanna have enough nerve to put it in your
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  • mouth with your ignorant self and try to send people to hell
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  • as if you have solved sinning in your life
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  • because you don't do the big sins, and then I tell you,
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  • "Well, you know, you still sin."
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  • "What? No, I don't."
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  • "Oh, I saw you just the other day in the restaurant get a bad
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  • attitude with that waitress and decided
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  • you weren't gon' leave her no tip.
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  • Oh, I was in the car with you when you shot a bird
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  • and said you sama-sama-sama," but, "No, no, but, no, no,
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  • but I didn't sin.
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  • I hadn't slept with nobody.
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  • Yeah, yeah, I hadn't killed nobody--"
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  • No, no, no, no, no, no, he ain't never said you're okay if you
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  • don't do the big sins and if you just do the little sin.
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  • Big and little doesn't appear in your sin.
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  • And somehow, we can judge people 'cause we think we no longer
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  • need a Savior to help us 'cause somehow in your head, you are
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  • deceived into thinkin' that you don't have no more issues,
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  • and you got a lot of issues, but we just don't see 'em
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  • all at church.
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  • We're not here but a couple hours.
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  • We don't see 'em all in church.
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  • We don't see you issues in church.
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  • We don't see your bad attitude in church.
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  • We don't see your grumpiness in church.
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  • We don't see your hypocrisy at church.
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  • We don't know if you're expanding the truth.
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  • We don't see any of those kind of issues
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  • that you have at church.
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  • We don't see any of those things, and I'm telling you,
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  • you need Jesus, and if you tell me you do none of the things
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  • that I talked about, then we have another problem
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  • because now you are here, thinkin' that you have power
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  • because of your self-righteousness.
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  • The only reason you have power is because of your righteousness
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  • because God has chosen to allow you to have power
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  • because he treats you as the righteousness of God,
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  • regardless of what you do.
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  • He has decided to treat you as a righteous man,
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  • even when you do unrighteous acts.
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  • Now, that's confusion for immature Christians.
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  • But how do you value God?
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  • A life of worship really doesn't mean anything to people who are
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  • not interested in having a relationship with God.
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  • They just want a "get out of hell" ticket.
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  • This is more than a "get out of hell" ticket.
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  • That's not even my issue right now.
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  • I'm not concerned about whether I'm gonna go to heaven.
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  • I know I'm goin' to heaven.
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  • I'm not concerned about whether or not God loves me.
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  • I know he loves me.
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  • My concern now is that I'm in a relationship that I wanna
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  • maximize, not 'cause I have to-- 'cause I want to so much.
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  • I want in on the intimacy of this relationship.
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  • So when I go to him privately, and I let him in on it,
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  • he already in on it.
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  • You know that, don't you? He already in on it.
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  • He already know about it.
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  • But there's somethin' about me wantin' to tell him anyway.
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  • "Lord, you know that situation happened?"
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  • "Yes."
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  • "You know, Lord, this is how I really felt about that."
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  • "I knew that.
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  • I'm just glad you trust me enough to talk to me about it."
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  • "So, Lord, I don't wanna be like that.
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  • Help me, Lord.
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  • You said in your Word you're able to keep me from falling,
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  • and to present me faultless before the Almighty God.
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  • Help me."
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  • And in a still quiet voice I hear once again, "I gotcha."
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  • And my whole being begins to shake
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  • because I am having relationship with the God
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  • who created the heavens and the earth.
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  • And the atheist gets up there, and he argues the point that
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  • there's no such thing as God because all of creation
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  • was born out of nothin'.
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  • That is the dumbest, dumbest statement
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  • from an intellectual idiot that I've ever heard in my life.
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  • And they're lookin' for God in time, and they're lookin' for
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  • God in space, and they're lookin' for God in matter,
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  • but God stood outside of time, space, and matter,
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  • and created time, space, and matter.
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  • Mm, so he doesn't have to be a part of what he created.
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  • I'll show you what he did later, but he stood outside.
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  • Somebody says, "Where's that Scripture?"
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  • In the beginning, time.
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  • You gotta understand now, God didn't come out
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  • of the beginning.
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  • The beginning came out of God, hah, so he said,
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  • in the beginning, he was releasing the time.
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  • In the beginning, God created the heavens--there's space--and
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  • the earth--there's matter.
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  • And he stood outside his creation, mm, oh, but God, he
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  • looked at us, and he says, "I'm the only one that can help 'em,"
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  • so the God who stood outside of time and space and creation, mm,
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  • stepped into time, came through space, got in a body so he could
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  • be a part of matter, so he could touch mankind.
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  • So the Son of God became the Son of Man so he could get ahold of
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  • sons of men, take them out of matter, take them through space,
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  • eventually take them out of time.
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  • [congregation applauding]
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  • Creflo: And you still talkin' about everything came
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  • from the big bang, knowin' that somebody had to cause the bang,
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  • 'cause the bang can't come out of nothin'.
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  • If I took a child's coloring book, and after they finish
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  • puttin' all the colors on the pages, and I give that book to
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  • you and say, "Tell me, did this book come out of nothin'?
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  • Did the colors come out of nothin'?
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  • Did the pictures come out of nothin'?
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  • Did the descriptions come out of nothin'?"
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  • You would probably say, "Well, that's ridiculous."
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  • Why is it ridiculous?
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  • Because you know that coloring book didn't come out of nothin'.
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  • It came out of a child and that child's imagination and that
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  • child's work that came out of a mother, that came out of a
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  • mother and a father, and so on and so on, and so on and so on,
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  • and somebody says, "Well, if everybody else got a daddy
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  • and a mama, then who's God's daddy and mama?"
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  • There you go again.
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  • You can't put God in the system that came out of him.
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  • We keep tryin' to put him in the system that came out of him.
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  • And if you an atheist, it's real simple.
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  • Look at what you see: DNA, intelligent DNA, the intelligent
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  • program of DNA, knowing what color to make your eyes, what
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  • color to make you, whether it was used to be made a human,
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  • or is this a giraffe DNA?
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  • It's a dog DNA?
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  • The intelligence of the design that comes from DNA,
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  • did that come out of nothin'?
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  • There was a group years ago that tried to tell us this
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  • when they said--
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  • Nothin' from nothin' leaves nothin'.
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  • You gotta have somethin'.
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  • Creflo: I ain't gon' flump the rest of that now, just--there
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  • is a God.
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  • There is a God.
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  • There is a God.
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  • And to have the privilege and the invitation to have
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  • fellowship with this being
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  • who is love and not to take
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  • advantage of it and to settle for some man's carnal acrobats
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  • of intelligencia?
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  • Uh-uh, and I know I can have him,
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  • and in him we move,
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  • and in him we breathe, and in him we have our very being.
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  • So I'm not up for the debates anymore
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  • 'cause when you know him, none of that matters.
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  • [congregation applauding]
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  • Creflo: Two people showin' up at a meeting or two thousand
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  • showin' up at a meeting just doesn't move me anymore.
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  • Done with church games.
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  • You know, they fired this preacher somewhere in the United
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  • States the other day.
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  • If you wanna fire me--good.
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  • I'll just go start another church.
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  • Just kick me out, and I'll go down and just start another
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  • church home.
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  • I'll just start off in the middle of the street and says,
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  • "Anybody wanna know Jesus?"
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  • Because on the inside of every human being,
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  • there's this yearning to want to know him.
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  • How great thou art.
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  • How valuable is he?
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  • Phew, I'm not saying that a life of worship is gonna shield you
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  • from the desire of sin.
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  • I'm not sayin' a life of worship is gonna shield you from
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  • temptation, and you may probably be tempted the more, but you'll
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  • never come out of a temptation or sin without being more hungry
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  • for God because, once you know him, once you know him and you
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  • perceive to try to do those other things, you now are
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  • introduced to the conflict that you've invited in your life.
  • 00:19:22.080 --> 00:19:27.190
  • Now, you can go lie down with somebody and have sex with 'em,
  • 00:19:27.200 --> 00:19:29.180
  • but there'll be conflict.
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  • It ain't gon' feel like it used to feel.
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  • Yeah, you can smoke some more weed, but there'll be conflict.
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  • It ain't gon' get as high as it used to get because now you're
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  • in a relationship with a God who will fight to maintain his
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  • relationship with you, and he's not willin' to let you go,
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  • and even though you may find yourself cheating on him
  • 00:19:50.060 --> 00:19:53.290
  • with sin every now and then, he'll still be right there,
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  • ready to take ya back.
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  • He'll have his arms wide open.
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  • He'll say, "You're not gonna get rid of me.
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  • I am here to stay.
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  • I'm stuck on you, and I want you to be stuck on me."
  • 00:20:04.020 --> 00:20:08.050
  • And from this, everything you ever wanted to know, everything
  • 00:20:08.060 --> 00:20:13.060
  • you've ever wanted to be, and everything you've ever wanted to
  • 00:20:13.070 --> 00:20:16.280
  • understand flows out of this intimacy that has been developed
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  • between you and the Father.
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  • I have no need to preach to impress.
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  • I have no need to be nervous when I go around the big guys.
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  • I have no need for that.
  • 00:20:39.180 --> 00:20:41.220
  • In fact, they freak out on me sometimes.
  • 00:20:41.230 --> 00:20:43.160
  • Sometimes I come in there, "What's up, guys?
  • 00:20:43.170 --> 00:20:45.050
  • What's goin' on?
  • 00:20:45.060 --> 00:20:46.190
  • Y'all happy or what?"
  • 00:20:46.200 --> 00:20:50.260
  • It feels quite lonely preaching this Gospel to people who won't
  • 00:20:50.270 --> 00:20:59.160
  • have a relationship with God long enough
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  • to know that this is right,
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  • and he is that valuable to me that I'm gonna preach it
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  • anyway if lose every friend I know in the ministry
  • 00:21:15.230 --> 00:21:22.120
  • because this is right.
  • 00:21:22.130 --> 00:21:29.120
  • This is right.
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  • Now all I say to people is come and go with me
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  • to my Father's house.
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  • Guy called me the other day and wanted to know if that certain
  • 00:21:45.020 --> 00:21:47.070
  • thing he's getting ready to do was right or wrong, and I said,
  • 00:21:47.080 --> 00:21:50.080
  • "Let's talk about somethin' else."
  • 00:21:50.090 --> 00:21:53.210
  • I said, "How's your relationship with God?
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  • Do you know him?
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  • Do you have relationship with him?
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  • Let me talk to you about how to have a relationship with him."
  • 00:21:58.250 --> 00:22:00.130
  • And at the end of the conversation, he said,
  • 00:22:00.140 --> 00:22:02.220
  • "Well, does that answer my question?"
  • 00:22:02.230 --> 00:22:04.080
  • I said, "Oh, yeah, 'cause when you spend time with him, he'll
  • 00:22:04.090 --> 00:22:09.090
  • let ya know what's right and what's wrong and then show it to
  • 00:22:09.100 --> 00:22:13.210
  • ya in the Word," 'cause he's changing your want-tos to have
  • 00:22:13.220 --> 00:22:19.260
  • new want-tos, and the stuff you used to wanna do, you ain't gon'
  • 00:22:19.270 --> 00:22:24.150
  • wanna do it no more because he's giving you the want-tos that
  • 00:22:24.160 --> 00:22:28.110
  • will please him 'cause you can't hang around him, like what
  • 00:22:28.120 --> 00:22:32.150
  • I'm talkin' about, and come out with the same taste buds.
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  • God's changin' your taste right now.
  • 00:22:37.240 --> 00:22:40.190
  • Maybe you was a guy that used to like big butts, but it's being
  • 00:22:40.200 --> 00:22:43.120
  • changed right now because the only big butt you gon' like is
  • 00:22:43.130 --> 00:22:46.250
  • the one you're married to, praise God, and you'll have no
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  • need to stare a peek at a big butt that passes you around
  • 00:22:49.170 --> 00:22:53.110
  • because God's changed your desires, hallelujah, and maybe
  • 00:22:53.120 --> 00:22:56.120
  • you ain't even got a big butt in the house, but you like the butt
  • 00:22:56.130 --> 00:22:59.040
  • that ya got, and you ain't got no need to look at another butt.
  • 00:22:59.050 --> 00:23:02.010
  • Now do you understand what I'm sayin'?
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  • He'll change your want-tos, praise God.
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  • He'll change your desires, hallelujah.
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  • You'll desire him "If my Word abide in you
  • 00:23:11.070 --> 00:23:13.150
  • and you abide in my Word."
  • 00:23:13.160 --> 00:23:15.020
  • You'll ask what you will, and it shall be done.
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  • You're not gon' ask for the car or ask for the house.
  • 00:23:17.070 --> 00:23:19.090
  • You're gonna ask for what he has now--he
  • 00:23:19.100 --> 00:23:22.130
  • has now shaped your asking.
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  • You been hangin' around that Word,
  • 00:23:28.130 --> 00:23:29.240
  • and the Word shaped your asking.
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  • He'll give you the desire of your heart.
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  • No, not the desire of the house and the car, but he says,
  • 00:23:35.290 --> 00:23:38.000
  • "What I'm gonna do is I am gonna shape your desires,
  • 00:23:38.010 --> 00:23:41.020
  • where you will desire what I want you to desire.
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  • You'll desire the thing that pleases me."
  • 00:23:45.010 --> 00:23:47.180
  • "But I haven't asked, 'Does this please you, Lord?'"
  • 00:23:47.190 --> 00:23:49.230
  • He says, "I'm gon' put it in you.
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  • I'm gon' put it in ya.
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  • You ain't gotta work for me to put it in you.
  • 00:23:53.280 --> 00:23:55.160
  • You ain't got to struggle for me to put it in you.
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  • All you gotta do is want me, and if you just want me, hallelujah,
  • 00:23:57.100 --> 00:24:01.140
  • and initiate a little bit of this relationship, I'm gon' do
  • 00:24:01.150 --> 00:24:05.020
  • somethin' on the inside of you, and at the end of it all, you'll
  • 00:24:05.030 --> 00:24:08.090
  • be able to say, 'He is my God.'"
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  • Amen, oh, amen, amen, amen,
  • 00:24:16.120 --> 00:24:23.080
  • amen, hallelujah, hallelujah.
  • 00:24:23.090 --> 00:24:30.250
  • So how's your relationship with him?
  • 00:24:30.260 --> 00:24:33.240
  • You know, when you have your "I am a Christian" T-shirt on,
  • 00:24:33.250 --> 00:24:37.020
  • do you now him?
  • 00:24:37.030 --> 00:24:40.080
  • Or once again, will you go to heaven, walk down the streets
  • 00:24:40.090 --> 00:24:44.090
  • of gold, pass right by Jesus and didn't even know him
  • 00:24:44.100 --> 00:24:47.270
  • when you went by?
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  • I want what Paul finally, finally got to the place where
  • 00:24:53.210 --> 00:24:58.110
  • he could identify what he really wanted.
  • 00:24:58.120 --> 00:25:02.290
  • He said, "I wanna know him. I wanna know him.
  • 00:25:03.000 --> 00:25:10.090
  • I wanna know him. I'm good to go, man.
  • 00:25:16.080 --> 00:25:23.160
  • I wanna know him."
  • 00:25:23.170 --> 00:25:26.190
  • 00:25:26.200 --> 00:25:30.090
  • announcer: Are you struggling to know the will of God
  • 00:25:30.100 --> 00:25:32.060
  • for your life?
  • 00:25:32.070 --> 00:25:33.250
  • Do you constantly feel weighed down by life's issues?
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  • Creflo: In the last few situations that happened in your
  • 00:25:36.290 --> 00:25:38.230
  • life, have you even paused to even go to see
  • 00:25:38.240 --> 00:25:42.090
  • what God has to say about it?
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  • announcer: Most of life's problems are solved
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  • through an intimate relationship with God.
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  • Creflo: Get this: God is like,
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  • "Come to me."
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  • announcer: Know God's will.
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  • Live in victory by discovering the transformative power
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  • of "Knowing God."
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