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  • and friends of CrefloDollar Ministries.
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  • announcer: Coming up nexton "Changing Your World."
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  • Taffi Dollar: And just make upin your mind and let this be
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  • your attitude, that "I willpossess everything that God has
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  • already provided for me."
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  • He says, "The heavens are mine.
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  • The silver is mine.
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  • The gold is mine."
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  • He says, "I'll give you powerto get wealth, to establish my
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  • covenant in the earth."
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  • He says, "I'll cause you tobe a conqueror--more than
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  • a conqueror."
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  • He says, "I'll cause you totread on serpents and scorpions,
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  • over all the power of the enemyand nothing shall by any means
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  • hurt you."
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  • there's a will of God for yourlife, "There's something I'm
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  • supposed to do, and I willnot miss it this year--"
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  • ♪ This is your world, so let'svow to make it a better place ♪
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  • ♪ Let every heart that needs toknow your love is here to stay ♪
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  • ♪ Oh, oh, it's timeto live a new life ♪
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  • Taffi: I want us to understandthat when we make up in our
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  • minds that part of us beingwhere God wants us to be is to
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  • recognize that our stepshave to be ordered by him.
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  • You have to make up in your mindthat, "I'm yielding my life over
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  • to him.
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  • What it is that he wants me todo, where he wants me to go, I
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  • am following and I'm allowinghim to speak to my life.
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  • And then as a result, if he saysto go to the left, I turn left.
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  • He says go to theright, I turn right.
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  • If he says to moveforward, I move forward.
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  • My steps areordered by the Lord.
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  • He is directing me,and he is leading me."
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  • You know, if I had probablybeen in a backslidden state or
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  • somewhere, you know, not doingthe things of God, I wouldn't
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  • have heard or received thatassignment from the Lord
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  • concerning prestige ministry.
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  • I wouldn't have been in theposition to be able to tune in
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  • to recognize his voice.
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  • And so we have to do our part inunderstanding that he says that
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  • he'll direct us, and we'll beestablished when we delight in
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  • his way.
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  • And he busies himselfwith his every step.
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  • So I encourage you today todelight in God's way, delight in
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  • his Word, busyyourself with him.
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  • That reminds me about Ruth.
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  • You know, Ruth was one who wasa widow and, you know, she had
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  • experienced loss, death, grief;all kinds of things in her life.
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  • But you know what?
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  • She was willing to busy herself.
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  • She told Naomi, she says,"Wherever you go, I'll be
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  • with you.
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  • Your God will be my God.
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  • I'll follow you."
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  • And, you know, Naomi gave herinstructions on what to do.
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  • She said, "You go out here andyou, you know, busy yourself in
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  • doing the things."
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  • And as a result of thedirections and acknowledging and
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  • busying herself in the way, thatwas how she was able to bump
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  • into Boaz.
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  • That's how she was able to meetthe right person at the
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  • right time.
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  • That's how thatconnection took place.
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  • And as we know, it gave birthto further generations, and the
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  • genealogy of Jesus came outof that, and marriages, and so
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  • forth and so on.
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  • But you know what?
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  • I believe that's by usacknowledging him and allowing
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  • God to direct our steps, andwe're busying ourselves and
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  • we're delighting in his way andmaking that the priority for
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  • our lives.
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  • And so I want you to get a holdof this because I think this is
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  • so key and so vital.
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  • Now, let's go a little furtherhere into the Book of Acts and
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  • we will see how there werepeople who were filled with the
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  • Holy Spirit and as a resulttheir lives were never the
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  • same again.
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  • Look at the Book of Acts chapter2; the Book of Acts chapter 2,
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  • verse 1.
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  • I believe that the Holy Spiritin these last days is still a
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  • very present help in your lifeand can cause you to be led and
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  • cause you to be directed by him.
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  • Verse 1 says, "And on the daywhen the day of Pentecost had
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  • fully come, they were all inassemble together in one place."
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  • They were all in aplace of assembly.
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  • "When suddenly there came asound from heaven like the
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  • rushing of a violent tempestblast, and it filled the whole
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  • house in whichthey were sitting."
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  • I'm telling you, child of God,when you are in the place where
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  • God wants you to be--and theywere there in expectation for
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  • what Jesus had promised, thatthere be a comforter who
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  • will come.
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  • Jesus said, you know, "I'm notgoing to be with you always, but
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  • there'll be a time--whereas Ileave, the comforter, he will
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  • come and he willfill in for me."
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  • So they were in expectation forthis comforter who Jesus said
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  • will come back and replace him.
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  • So they were there waiting onthe day of Pentecost in one
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  • place, trusting God that whatJesus said will come to pass.
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  • "And there appeared to themtongues resembling fire, which
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  • were separated and distributedand which settled on each one
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  • of them."
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  • Glory be to God.
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  • "And they were all filled."
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  • And that's what happens.
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  • Children were filled.
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  • Men, women were filled.
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  • You know, when Jesus finishedand established the covenant of
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  • God, he said, "It is done."
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  • Then as a result, his power wasnot just on top, but his power
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  • was within.
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  • And it wasn't just on men, butthen the power of God came
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  • on women.
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  • He says, "They were all filled,diffused throughout their souls
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  • with the Holy Spirit.
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  • And they began to speak inother different foreign language
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  • tongues, as the Spirit keptgiving them clear and loud
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  • expression in each tonguein appropriate words."
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  • So I'm here to tell you, childof God--I'm here to
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  • encourage you.
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  • I'm encouraging you to know thatthey were at the place where the
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  • favor of God showed up and wherethe power of God became evident
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  • and the revelation changed theirlives and they felt in a place
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  • where they got the unction ofthe Holy Spirit and as a result
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  • powerful things took place.
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  • And the Scripture says theSpirit gave them utterance.
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  • Right place andat the right time.
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  • And so being at the right placeat the right time for God will
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  • enrich your life.
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  • Being at the right time for Godto anoint you will cause special
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  • things to takeplace in your life.
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  • I'm reminded of Esther.
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  • You know, Esther, the Scripturesays that she had come to the
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  • kingdom for such a time as this.
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  • There were things that weretaking place and--you know,
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  • Vashti before her was summoned,and Vashti refused to come and
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  • so Esther got promoted.
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  • She experienced the favorof God you know how?
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  • By default.
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  • She was in the right place atthe right time, and as a result
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  • she was able to be ablessing to her nation.
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  • She was able to cause tremendousthings to take place all because
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  • she allowed the favor of Godto overshadow her and then as a
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  • result people were delivered,lives were redeemed from
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  • destruction, and powerfulthings were able to take place.
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  • And so these are the things thatwe can understand when we see
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  • the importance of allowingGod to direct our steps.
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  • We mentioned on last time aboutJoseph, and I mentioned a second
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  • ago about Ruth.
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  • Ruth shows us what happens whenyou take risks to be at the
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  • right place at the right time.
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  • Ruth gave up her country, herfamily, her God, and her culture
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  • to follow Naomi to Bethlehem.
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  • When she was there, she took achance to do what she had never
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  • done before.
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  • She did not think that it wasbeneath her to glean in
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  • the field.
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  • Other women might have beengleaning in the field, but it
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  • was Ruth whom Joe--whom Boazchose to become his wife.
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  • They got married, had a sonnamed Obed, and had a son named
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  • Jesse, and a son named David;and that same David is the one
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  • that we talked about being atthe right place and then as a
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  • result that favor beginsto come into your life.
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  • And so that's what we're talkingabout here today, and that's
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  • what I'm believing for.
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  • The Bible says that there is atime and there is a season for
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  • every purpose under the heaven.
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  • There's a time to be still.
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  • There's a time to laugh.
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  • There's a time to cry, tomourn, all kinds of things.
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  • But you know what, child of God?
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  • Let's make up in our mind thatwe're going to open ourselves up
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  • to God possibilities, to be atthe place where God wants us to
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  • be, to meet the right person.
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  • Ruth met the right personbecause she didn't think it was
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  • beneath her to do the assignmentand carry out the task that she
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  • was told to do.
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  • Now she could have said,"Naomi, I'm not going out there.
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  • I'm too big for that.
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  • I've experienced too much.
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  • You know, that's beneathme to glean the field.
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  • I've, you know,accomplished things.
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  • I've been through things.
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  • You know, let somebodyelse do that."
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  • But no, she didn'ttake that attitude.
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  • She didn't get intoa place of pride.
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  • She didn't get into a place of,you know, superiority, but she
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  • was humble and she allowedher life and her steps to
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  • be directed.
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  • And you know what?
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  • She was there and shemet the right person.
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  • You know, Creflo and I met atBible study in Carrollton, and
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  • it was just God's assignmentbecause I didn't stay at that
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  • school very long and perhaps itwas just God's destiny for us
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  • to connect.
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  • And I just believe we both werebusying ourselves, we both were
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  • delighting in the God's ways, weboth were wanting to believe God
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  • and wanting to get a personalencounter with God and what he
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  • wanted to do.
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  • And you know what?
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  • I believe the favor of God, andthe favor of God fell on both of
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  • us and we were able to meet theright persons in each other.
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  • And so I'm telling you when youstart busying yourself, you'll
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  • experience his favor, you'llsee his face, you'll get a
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  • revelation of the things that hewants done and the possibilities
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  • are opening to you, theopportunities--Ruth had an
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  • opportunity that was presentedunto her to glean in the field,
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  • and you know what?
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  • She took advantage of it.
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  • She went out there.
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  • She served.
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  • She humbled herself.
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  • I'm sure she didn't go out therethinking, "Hey, if I glean this
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  • field, maybe I'llmeet my husband."
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  • No.
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  • That might have been thefarthest thing from her mind.
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  • You know what?
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  • Sometimes when we think we'regoing to, you know, gain some
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  • advantage or we could have amotive in mind and we do things
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  • for the right reason, you know,that's why our prayers are
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  • not answered.
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  • But when we just allow theSpirit of God to lead us, to
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  • direct us, and to trust him,that's how we're able to open
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  • ourselves up and we experiencehis favor upon our life.
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  • And so that's what we'retalking about today.
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  • This is what we'rebelieving God for today.
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  • We're trusting that he willcause you to experience his
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  • favor like never before andyou'll be in the right spiritual
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  • position, the right spiritualcondition, and as a result you
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  • will experience all the thingsthat he has destined for
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  • your life.
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  • Now, let's look at acouple other things here.
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  • I pray that this is helping youand this is really causing you
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  • to change your thinking andurgency like never before.
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  • Glory be to God.
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  • In fact, Psalm 78, verse41; let's look at that.
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  • Psalm 78, verse 41.
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  • Now while you're turning there,you must--as we become very
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  • practical here as much as we canin these last few minutes, you
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  • must respond in faith to theguidance of the Holy Spirit.
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  • In order to be in the rightplace at the right time, you
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  • must immediatelyrespond in faith.
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  • Say that with me.
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  • "I respond in faith immediatelyto the guidance of the
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  • Holy Spirit."
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  • I immediately, I don't delay, Idon't procrastinate, I don't get
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  • in fear, but I immediatelyrespond in faith.
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  • And everyone that we've lookedat--the woman who was at the
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  • well, she responded in faithwhen Jesus began to speak to her
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  • and caused her tobe ministered to.
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  • The guy who was laying therewho wanted to start walking and
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  • Jesus said, "Rise up andwalk," he responded in faith.
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  • He rose up and he walked.
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  • The guy who we looked at lastweek who wanted to be healed.
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  • There were so many people inthe house--who had to come in
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  • through the ceiling,he responded in faith.
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  • His friends, all of them were inon faith to be healed, faith to
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  • be whole, faith to be restored,faith to be delivered.
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  • As we looked at a second ago,the women and the men who were
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  • there on the day of Pentecost,they responded in faith.
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  • They were there in expectationthat the Spirit of the Lord will
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  • fall upon them.
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  • And they believed God not infear, not in, you know, thinking
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  • that these things were not partof what they could qualify for.
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  • But no, they trusted God.
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  • They expected to hear his voice.
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  • They expected to hear from himbecause of their relationship
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  • with him.
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  • They said, "I am his sheep.
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  • I hear his voice.
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  • The voice of a strangerI will not follow."
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  • But it's the voice of God thatthey heard, and it was God's
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  • voice that led them.
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  • And it was David who respondedin Goliath when he just faced
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  • the bear.
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  • He says, "Who is thisuncircumcised Philistine,
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  • this giant?
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  • I slew the lion.
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  • I slew the bear."
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  • So David respondedimmediately in faith.
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  • Ruth, she respondedimmediately in faith.
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  • She got up and she did whatshe was directed to do.
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  • And you know what?
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  • We could go on and we could goon and we could go on, but it's
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  • when we respond in faith thatwe open ourselves up to
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  • God's possibilities.
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  • You know what?
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  • When fear is our response, weshut down, we close down,
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  • we limit.
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  • We say, "Well, maybe, youknow, it's not for me.
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  • I can't do that.
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  • I'm not able.
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  • I don't see myself being bigenough to do what God is--"
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  • You know, we start limiting andwe think like those who thought
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  • small of themselves, seeingthemselves as grasshoppers
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  • instead of seeing themselves inthe image of God and how God
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  • saw them.
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  • So let's look atPsalm 78, verse 41.
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  • And the Scripture says, "Timeand again they turned back and
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  • tempted God, provoking andincensing the holy one
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  • of Israel.
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  • They remembered seriously themiracles of the working of his
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  • hand nor the day when hedelivered them from the enemy."
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  • I like what it says here in theKing James Version, if you could
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  • pull that one up, becausewe've got to put aside limiting
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  • beliefs today.
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  • You know, when God spoke to meabout starting the ministry of
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  • Prestige, I said, you know,"God, why are you calling me to
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  • minister to women in this wayof life and women in the adult
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  • entertainment industry?"
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  • And I could have easily said,"Well, you know, I don't have
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  • any friends or know ofanybody who comes to mind.
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  • And, you know, maybe that's justsomething that is a distraction
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  • or just the enemy just tryingto cause confusion in my life.
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  • And, Satan, I bind youin the name of Jesus."
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  • But you know what?
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  • I said, "I know that thatwas the Spirit of the Lord."
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  • And I did not limit hisability to speak to my life.
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  • And I trust God; that when hespeaks, that he will confirm and
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  • he will causehis vision to
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  • be realized.
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  • Little did I know that therewere people that had homes that
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  • they wanted to bless, that womencould stay in and be restored
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  • and be healed and be recoveredfrom drug addiction and dwell
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  • there with their childrenand with their families.
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  • Little did I know that God wouldplace on the heart of people to
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  • sow transportation into thesewomen, that God would even cause
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  • us to have the opportunity tobuild a facility, which we have
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  • to start doing at some point.
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  • A 20-bed facility that God hasfavored us with, the opportunity
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  • to house and to provide recoveryand aftercare and all these
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  • things that are necessaryfor women in prostitution and
  • 00:21:46.885 --> 00:21:51.923
  • women--to cause theirlives to escape the adult
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  • entertainment industry.
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  • But you know what?
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  • I'm thankful for that.
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  • And so these things would havenever come into fruition if I
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  • didn't put aside thelimitations and the negativity.
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  • So look at what it says here.
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  • "They turned back," talkingabout the children of Israel,
  • 00:22:15.580 --> 00:22:17.783
  • "and tempted God, and limitedthe holy one of Israel."
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  • They turned back andthey limited God.
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  • So you have to make up in yourmind that you're not going to
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  • turn back, that you will respondin faith to the guidance of the
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  • Holy Spirit.
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  • Don't turn back, don't limitGod, but respond in faith to the
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  • guidance of the Holy Spirit andtake Caleb's attitude and say,
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  • "I'm well able to possess all,to possess all, all,
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  • everything that Godhas provided for me."
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  • Open yourself up to everything;every resource that he puts in
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  • your hand, every opportunitythat he brings your way, the
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  • right person that he brings inyour life, that you're in the
  • 00:23:14.272 --> 00:23:18.543
  • right position, you'rehearing his voice.
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  • And just make up in your mindand let this be your attitude,
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  • that "I will possess everythingthat God has already provided
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  • for me."
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  • He says, "The heavens are mine.
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  • The silver is mine.
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  • The gold is mine."
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  • He says, "I'll give you powerto get wealth, to establish my
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  • covenant in the earth."
  • 00:23:43.068 --> 00:23:45.370
  • He says, "I'll cause you tobe a conqueror--more than
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  • a conqueror."
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  • He says, "I'll cause you totread on serpents and scorpions,
  • 00:23:49.975 --> 00:23:52.744
  • over all the power of the enemy,and nothing shall by any means
  • 00:23:52.777 --> 00:23:57.082
  • hurt you."
  • 00:23:57.115 --> 00:24:00.318
  • And so when we understand thatthere are things that God wants
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  • to do in the earth, then we'llput aside the fear, we'll put
  • 00:24:03.722 --> 00:24:08.326
  • aside the unbelief, and we'llget focused on his mission.
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  • We'll get focused on his plan.
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  • We'll let him empower us tocarry out what he wants done in
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  • the earth, to do what he wantsdone in the earth, to make a
  • 00:24:23.041 --> 00:24:29.047
  • mark in the lives of peoplethat can never be erased.
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  • And as a result, we're seeingwomen come off the poles, women
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  • come out of the clubs, women whoare going out and getting jobs
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  • and starting careers and gettingtheir children back, getting
  • 00:24:41.526 --> 00:24:44.963
  • their families back.
  • 00:24:44.996 --> 00:24:47.666
  • You know why?
  • 00:24:47.699 --> 00:24:50.035
  • Because they see themselvesin the image of God.
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  • They no longer see themselves asunrighteous, ungodly,
  • 00:24:52.604 --> 00:24:56.207
  • unworthy, unqualified.
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  • But it's because of Christthat encounter it changes
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  • our position.
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  • It's because of the favor thatcomes over one's life, and that
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  • favor makes a mark thatcan never be erased.
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