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January 6, 2021
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  • the partners and friends ofCreflo Dollar Ministries.
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  • announcer: Coming upnext on "Changing Your World."
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  • Taffi Dollar: The Word of Godand everything can be going on
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  • around us and that the power ofGod and revelation and insight,
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  • understanding,and you know what?
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  • We can be totally distracted bywhat's taking place because
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  • we are being pulled away bythe cares of the world.
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  • ♪ This is your world,so let's vow to make it ♪
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  • ♪ a better place. ♪
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  • ♪ Let every heart that needs toknow your love is here to stay.♪
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  • ♪ Oh, it's time tolive a new life. ♪
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  • ♪ Oh, let this loveshine bright in you. ♪
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  • ♪ Oh, we're saved by his grace,so we embrace your love today. ♪
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  • ♪ We are changed. ♪♪
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  • Taffi: Well, we are excitedabout the Word of God today.
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  • We are excited about whatGod is doing in the earth.
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  • This year is something that wewill definitely put in the books
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  • that we have neverexperienced before.
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  • I'm telling you, child of God,you are living in the midst of
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  • a historical time, somethingthat you'll be able to pass on
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  • that you've lived andliving through a pandemic,
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  • as the Bible calls it aplague, but you know what?
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  • The Bible says that noweapon formed against his
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  • people will prosper.
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  • And so he didn't say theweapon won't be formed.
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  • He said that it won'tprosper against you.
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  • So we know that even thoughthere are things that are going
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  • on outside and in the kingdomof darkness and outside in the
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  • things of the world,but we believe that,
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  • as a people of God andas the children of God,
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  • that we are equipped, and weare under the shadow
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  • of the Most High God.
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  • Well this morning, I believethat it's vital that we just
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  • really dive intowhat God's Word says,
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  • and so we're gonna look at whatI taught a couple weeks ago on
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  • the right placeand the right time.
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  • And as I mentioned, you know,being in the wrong place
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  • at the wrong timeis very costly.
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  • It is something that can bevery fatal in many instances.
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  • You know, we hear so manyinstances about senseless
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  • tragedies that take placeand how things that are just
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  • notorious and treacherousthat are taking place.
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  • We're living in themost dangerous times,
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  • the most violent times, similarwhat the Bible talked about with
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  • Noah and how it says thatthe earth was filled with
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  • corruption, but because ofNoah finding favor with God,
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  • he was able toescape the corruption,
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  • the violence, thedestruction, the decay,
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  • all the things that were takingplace because he found
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  • favor with God.
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  • And so Noah was in theright place at the right time,
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  • and I believe thatyou, child of God,
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  • are going to be--and you are inthe right place and at the
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  • right time, right here withGod, tuning in to his voice,
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  • tuning in to what hisplan has for your life,
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  • giving attention andattentiveness to what
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  • he's written concerning yourlife and the things that
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  • he's promised to you.
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  • And so we're wanting really toget over into this and get
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  • a revelation ofwalking in God's favor,
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  • walking, as Creflosays, a barefoot priest,
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  • so that we can begin to geta revelation of what
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  • he wants to do.
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  • So I was prayingthe other morning,
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  • and God was speaking tome about some things,
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  • and so I justwanna share with you,
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  • and I have some Scripturesthat we wanna look at.
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  • And so my prayer this morning isthat we will begin to experience
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  • the unlimited power ofthe Almighty God--and so,
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  • if you would, look with me inthe book of Luke chapter 10,
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  • Luke chapter 10, and we're gonnalook at The Message translation,
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  • The Message translation--becausehis power is present today to do
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  • so many things in our lives.
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  • So we're gonna look at a fewexamples here of people who
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  • have experienced being at theright place and at the
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  • right time and how their liveswere changed, how they
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  • experienced the favor of God,how they were elevated,
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  • received preferential treatment.
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  • They were preferred,they were esteemed,
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  • they were regarded--all thosethings happen when we understand
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  • that we will be in the placewhere God has destined us to be.
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  • And so we're gonna look atThe Message translation.
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  • So, if you would, justfollow along with me,
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  • or if you have that version,I encourage you to just read
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  • along, and I believe that it'llbe a blessing to your life.
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  • We'll start here in verse 38.
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  • The Messagetranslation, verse 38.
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  • It says, "As theycontinued their travel,
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  • Jesus entered into a village.
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  • A woman by the name of Marthawelcomed him and made him feel
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  • quite at home.
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  • She had a sister, Mary,who sat before the Master,
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  • hanging on every word he said."
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  • I love that about Mary, the factthat the Scripture describes her
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  • as hanging on everyword that Jesus said.
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  • You know, that's agreat adjective.
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  • That's a greatdescription for someone's life.
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  • I don't know about you.
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  • I wanna be one whohangs on every word of God.
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  • And so you've gotta imaginethe fact that she was in Jesus's
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  • presence, in his company, and sothe Scripture says here she hung
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  • on every word he said, "ButMartha was pulled away by
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  • all she had to doin the kitchen.
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  • Later, she steppedin, interrupting them."
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  • Think of that.
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  • Jesus is in the room, doingwhat he was designed to do.
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  • I'm sure, imparting,sharing the Word of God,
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  • discipling, tutoring thosewho were in his presence,
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  • Mary and the others.
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  • "But," it said,"Martha was pulled away,
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  • and she stepped in to whereJesus was and interrupted them."
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  • I don't know about you--Martha,I wouldn't wanna
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  • interrupt Jesus.
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  • I mean, it's one thing tomaybe interrupt some of your
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  • houseguests or company,but to interrupt Jesus?
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  • And listen towhat she says here.
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  • She says, "Master, don'tyou care that my sister
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  • has abandoned the kitchen to me?
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  • Tell her to lend me a hand."
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  • Martha, Martha, Martha.
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  • I think we have to recognize andwe have to pray that we don't
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  • become Marthas where we're inthe wrong place at the
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  • wrong time because hereis Jesus in her home,
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  • right in, I imagine, herliving room or den or whatever,
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  • and this is the King ofkings and the Lord of lords,
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  • but she was more pulled awayand distracted by what was
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  • goin' on in the kitchen.
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  • Maybe, you know, washingdishes or sweeping the floor,
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  • or maybe she was cookingor to the point where she,
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  • the Scripture says, "stepped inwhile Mary and the others were
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  • hanging on every word that Jesusspoke," to the point where she
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  • says to Jesus, "Don't you carethat she has left me or that
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  • Mary has abandoned me?
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  • Tell her to lend me a hand."
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  • And, you know, thisis a clear example,
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  • I pray, of the fact that theWord of God and everything can
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  • be going on around us and thatthe power of God and revelation
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  • and insight, understanding,and you know what?
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  • We can be totally distracted bywhat's taking place because we
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  • are being pulled away bythe cares of the world,
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  • carried away by maybe, you know,the activity or the business in
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  • our lives that we misswhat Jesus is saying.
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  • And I don't knowabout you, child of God,
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  • I don't know, and I praythat's not your testimony,
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  • and certainly I don't want itto be mine--is that I wanna be
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  • right where the wisdom ofGod is being poured out.
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  • I wanna be hanging on andgetting a hold of what God wants
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  • to be spoken and God wantsme to receive in my life.
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  • And so, you know, we have toguard ourselves against
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  • the spirit of complainingbecause, in essence,
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  • this was what she started to dohere because she was upset
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  • by what was going on andwhat she felt like she had
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  • to do in the kitchen.
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  • It says that "Martha was pulledaway by all--" so it must have
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  • been quite a bit of things thatwere pulling on her and getting
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  • her attention away fromJesus by all that she had to do.
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  • And so we have to be mindfulof the spirit of complaining.
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  • I thought about that thismorning because what that does
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  • is it limits God'sability to move in our lives.
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  • We can be in a placewhere God is moving,
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  • the wisdom of God isflowing, revelation,
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  • insight, all thesegreat things are happening,
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  • but, on the other hand, becauseMary was in the right place,
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  • and Martha was inthe wrong place,
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  • Martha was not in the positionto benefit from what was taking
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  • place, and all she wanted to dowas to interrupt and to step in
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  • to what God was doing and whatJesus was doing at that time.
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  • So we want to really look at ourlives today and make sure that
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  • we guard against being in thewrong place in the wrong time,
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  • the spirit of complaining,limiting God in a place of fear,
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  • you know, 'cause fear will dothat too because we could limit
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  • our ability and thepossibilities of God in our life
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  • because we're afraid.
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  • Maybe Martha was afraid.
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  • "You know, I've got all thesethings to do, and if I don't
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  • interrupt, if I don't step innow, they're not gonna get done,
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  • and I, you know, gotta make surethat these things are done that,
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  • you know, the kitchen is inorder or things are
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  • in their proper place."
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  • But you know what?
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  • I'm not saying to neglectthe kitchen and just neglect
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  • important areas of our life, butI'm saying know the time to do
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  • it, and that takes wisdom,knowing where to be and at
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  • the right time to be therebecause, as we read in the
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  • Scripture, it wasn't the timeto be in the kitchen, Martha.
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  • It wasn't the time tointerrupt, of all people,
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  • Jesus, and to stepinto his conversation.
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  • And so she lost sight of whatshe was supposed to be doing
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  • at the time, and thenconsequently she felt as if she
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  • was alone and that Jesus hadabandoned her and that her
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  • sister had abandoned her.
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  • And, you know, that's what theenemy does when fear comes in
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  • and fear thinks that, you know,whatever is needing to happen
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  • should happen at the momentand the time in which it will
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  • happen, and we kind ofput God on our time clock,
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  • and we want him to move at thetime in which he's goin' to do
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  • it, and if he's not gonna doit, we work ourselves up into
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  • a frenzy, and we don'tthink that he's gonna do it,
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  • and it has to bedone on our calendar,
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  • and we interrupt situations, andwe start doing things in and of
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  • the flesh, and we start tryingto do what you know instead of
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  • getting into a place of restand getting at Jesus's feet.
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  • Now, Mary, on the otherhand, Jesus privileged her.
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  • Jesus blessed her in allowingher to be in the company of all
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  • men, and to allow her was ablessing there because
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  • typically women were notin the same general,
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  • common meeting area of men.
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  • Usually men would be on one areaand women would be on the other
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  • side, but Jesus madean exemption for Mary,
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  • and he said, "She'shanging on every word."
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  • Now, let's read alittle further down here.
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  • Let's look at what Jesus saidbecause I love how he responds
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  • to Martha as she was pulled awayand as she felt being abandoned
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  • and wanted Jesus to forceher to come and lend her hand.
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  • He wanted--the Mastersaid to Martha here,
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  • He says, "Martha, dearMartha, you're fussing,
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  • far too much.
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  • You're fussing far too much."
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  • And that's what happens whenwe're in the wrong place
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  • at the wrong time.
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  • We're out of the placewhere God wants us to be,
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  • and perhaps wemight be in strife,
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  • or we might be incomplaining or in fear,
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  • but Martha was being fussy.
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  • She was being argumentative.
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  • He says, "You're fussing far toomuch and getting yourself
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  • worked up over nothing."
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  • I love that.
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  • When we're not taking out thetime to get in the presence of
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  • God and spend time with him,it's so easy to get fussy.
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  • It's so easy to get worked upover nothing because we're
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  • not tuning in to our prayertime and to time with God.
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  • Now we're tuningin to our emotions,
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  • which are, in manyinstances, negative emotions
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  • by her being fussy.
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  • We're tuning in tofear-filled words, anxiety.
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  • And so he says, "You'refussing far too much,
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  • getting yourselfworked up over nothing.
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  • One thing isessential--" so, in essence,
  • 00:17:38.570 --> 00:17:44.710
  • "Martha, what you haveto do in the kitchen,
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  • that's not essential.
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  • That's not thetime to be concerned,
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  • to come in, to interrupt, tostep in what I'm teaching,
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  • what I'm trying toimpart to your life."
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  • One thing is essential, and youknow what that one thing was?
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  • It was getting ahold of whatJesus was saying and knowing
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  • where to be and being at theright place at the right time.
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  • And so he tells her, he says,"One thing only is essential,
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  • and Mary has chosen it."
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  • So "Mary chose to be at Jesus'sfeet," is one translation.
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  • Mary chose the rightplace at the right time.
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  • "It's the main course,"the Scripture says,
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  • "and won't be taken from her."
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  • And so I love thefact--because we read on,
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  • and for the sake oftime, I won't read on,
  • 00:18:58.550 --> 00:19:00.919
  • but it goes on anddescribes even how,
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  • when theirbrother Lazarus passed,
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  • and the Scripture saysthat Mary and Martha,
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  • they went on ahead to, you know,check on their brother and how
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  • their reactions weretotally different.
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  • Martha was still ina place of anxiety,
  • 00:19:18.770 --> 00:19:23.141
  • panic, but Mary,on the other word,
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  • she responded in atotal different way.
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  • The Scripture talks about howshe waited and acknowledged
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  • before she went ahead to visitand attend to the situation.
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  • I get the sense that, as aresult of the deposit that
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  • Mary made in her life,if you read on,
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  • you'll see the distinction, evenhow they responded in the
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  • midst of tragedy,in the midst of loss,
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  • in the midst of grief.
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  • You know why?
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  • Because of the word that wasdeposited and because of Mary
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  • carving out the word and knowingthe importance of the word and
  • 00:20:00.812 --> 00:20:05.617
  • being favored with the word, andthat favor caused grace to come
  • 00:20:05.651 --> 00:20:10.289
  • over her life, and thatgrace enabled her to
  • 00:20:10.322 --> 00:20:13.558
  • deal with the situation.
  • 00:20:13.592 --> 00:20:15.527
  • Now, who's to say that Marywould've not helped out Martha?
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  • We're not saying that, you know,they may have had something
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  • going on as sisters or siblings.
  • 00:20:24.503 --> 00:20:26.805
  • But you know what?
  • 00:20:26.838 --> 00:20:28.540
  • That's not the issue.
  • 00:20:28.573 --> 00:20:30.309
  • The issue is Maryknew what was essential,
  • 00:20:30.342 --> 00:20:35.147
  • and as a result, she wasprepared for the circumstances
  • 00:20:35.180 --> 00:20:39.851
  • of her brother Lazarus passingon and everything else
  • 00:20:39.885 --> 00:20:43.755
  • that needed to be done.
  • 00:20:43.789 --> 00:20:46.024
  • So Mary might'vesaid, "You know,
  • 00:20:46.058 --> 00:20:47.793
  • Martha, I'm coming.
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  • I'm not abandoning you.
  • 00:20:49.528 --> 00:20:51.229
  • I will assist you."
  • 00:20:51.263 --> 00:20:52.698
  • But you know what?
  • 00:20:52.731 --> 00:20:54.166
  • It's the time to do it.
  • 00:20:54.199 --> 00:20:56.101
  • The Scripture says inEcclesiastes chapter 3,
  • 00:20:56.134 --> 00:20:59.271
  • that there's a season, andthere's a time to everything.
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  • So we've gotta know, and we haveto ask the Lord to show us
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  • the time so that we're in histime and we're moving as he
  • 00:21:07.379 --> 00:21:13.085
  • desires to move, and then we canbegin to be where he wants us
  • 00:21:13.118 --> 00:21:18.857
  • to be because there'sa time to every season.
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  • There's a time to, youknow, go in kitchen.
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  • There's a time tohear the Word of God.
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  • There's a time tolay at Jesus's feet,
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  • to hang onto every word,but we've gotta know,
  • 00:21:29.901 --> 00:21:32.671
  • and you know what?
  • 00:21:32.704 --> 00:21:34.005
  • That only comes byspending time with the Lord.
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  • And so, every day--I don't knowabout you--I want to be where
  • 00:21:37.376 --> 00:21:42.581
  • God wants me to bethroughout the day because,
  • 00:21:42.614 --> 00:21:46.585
  • if I'm allowing my dayto be ordered by him,
  • 00:21:46.618 --> 00:21:50.489
  • then my day will be conducted ina way where he's able to direct
  • 00:21:50.522 --> 00:21:56.361
  • me, and the Scripture says,"If I honor him and then,
  • 00:21:56.395 --> 00:22:00.899
  • in all of my waysI acknowledge him,
  • 00:22:00.932 --> 00:22:04.202
  • then he will direct my path."
  • 00:22:04.236 --> 00:22:07.372
  • So we just have to honor him,and we have to give him
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  • the regard, give him theauthority to speak into
  • 00:22:11.243 --> 00:22:13.044
  • our lives, to carve outand not get so busy,
  • 00:22:13.078 --> 00:22:16.381
  • and then, as aresult, we are fussy,
  • 00:22:16.415 --> 00:22:19.217
  • then we're complaining, thenwe're thinking we're alone,
  • 00:22:19.251 --> 00:22:22.921
  • that it's, you know,no support, no help,
  • 00:22:22.954 --> 00:22:26.358
  • but no, it all startedbecause she was out of place,
  • 00:22:26.391 --> 00:22:31.630
  • and she didn't make it essentialto receive the Word of God.
  • 00:22:31.663 --> 00:22:38.236
  • And so these are things that arevery practical and perhaps that
  • 00:22:38.270 --> 00:22:43.708
  • we should make sure that weguard against the spirit of
  • 00:22:43.742 --> 00:22:49.548
  • complaining andthat we understand,
  • 00:22:49.581 --> 00:22:54.319
  • even as the Scripture talksabout minding our own affairs
  • 00:22:54.352 --> 00:22:57.556
  • and minding our businessand not being a busybody but
  • 00:22:57.589 --> 00:23:02.093
  • understanding the business thatis important to the kingdom
  • 00:23:02.127 --> 00:23:06.731
  • of God and the otherbusyness that we should do.
  • 00:23:06.765 --> 00:23:11.736
  • And like I said, we'renot saying neglectful,
  • 00:23:11.770 --> 00:23:14.439
  • you know, not to attend todomestic affairs--certainly not.
  • 00:23:14.473 --> 00:23:19.845
  • I believe in the kitchen anddoing dishes and laundry and
  • 00:23:19.878 --> 00:23:24.749
  • anything else thatneeds to be done,
  • 00:23:24.783 --> 00:23:26.852
  • but you know what?
  • 00:23:26.885 --> 00:23:28.186
  • It's the time.
  • 00:23:28.220 --> 00:23:30.088
  • It's when.
  • 00:23:30.121 --> 00:23:32.757
  • It's knowing and being lead.
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  • Those are the key things thatI want us to look at today.
  • 00:23:37.229 --> 00:23:40.899
  • These are the key things thatI want us to look at today.
  • 00:23:41.900 --> 00:23:49.107
  • So we have several Scripturesand several people that we can
  • 00:23:49.140 --> 00:23:54.813
  • look at in different examplesbecause we are in the midst
  • 00:23:54.846 --> 00:23:59.918
  • of one of the busiesttimes, and as believers,
  • 00:23:59.951 --> 00:24:02.988
  • we must immerseourselves in the Word.
  • 00:24:03.021 --> 00:24:05.857
  • There are many influencesin the world that compete
  • 00:24:05.891 --> 00:24:08.693
  • for our attention.
  • 00:24:08.727 --> 00:24:11.763
  • The cares of this world,the Bible says,
  • 00:24:11.796 --> 00:24:15.734
  • will choke out the Word.
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  • The cares, the anxiety,the fears,
  • 00:24:19.237 --> 00:24:22.607
  • all the things thatare going on around us,
  • 00:24:22.641 --> 00:24:26.077
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  • 00:24:26.111 --> 00:24:30.048
  • influence our thoughts,to overcome us,
  • 00:24:30.081 --> 00:24:33.585
  • to overwhelm us.
  • 00:24:33.618 --> 00:24:35.654
  • But you know what?
  • 00:24:35.687 --> 00:24:36.988
  • We cannot allow it to crowd outand to keep the Word of God from
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