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The Fear Virus: Fear Not

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July 12, 2020
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  • Ed Young: The church should bethe most creative entity in
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  • the world.
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  • The church is where it happens.
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  • The church is where we findpurpose, and meaning, and power.
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  • The church is the living,breathing, body of Christ.
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  • Wisdom, though, is seeing lifethrough the perspective of God.
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  • You've never locked eyes withsomeone that Jesus did not
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  • die for.
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  • Ed: Thanks so much for watching"Ed Young Television."
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  • You know, the next 30 minutes, Ibelieve can change the course of
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  • your life, So, sit back and leanin, because I believe God is
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  • going to do some amazing thingsin your life and in mine.
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  • Ed: I'm gonna start today'smessage with a story that I'll
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  • never forget.
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  • I mean, sometimes, you know, youhave things happen in your life,
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  • and it's like, "Wow, that waspowerful.
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  • That statement just kind ofrocked me, or it was so funny,
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  • I've never forgotten it."
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  • And I wanna begin with thisstory.
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  • Years ago, E. J. was six yearsold.
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  • He invited his best buddy overto spend the night.
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  • It's one Friday night.
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  • The sun was setting, and we sortof lived out a little bit, and
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  • by our house was a patch ofwoods.
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  • And behind the patch of woodswas a field.
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  • So, E.J. and hisbuddy were in E.J.'s room,
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  • and I walked in, I go,
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  • "Hey, guys, what are you guysgonna do?"
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  • E.J. goes, "Well, dad,we're gonna go down
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  • to the field and play."
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  • I said great, and E.J.'s friendsaid, "Mr. Young,
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  • I want to ask you aquestion about those woods."
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  • I said okay.
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  • "Are there any coyotes aresnakes in those woods?"
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  • I said, "Well, yes, we've seensome coyotes and a few snakes,
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  • but you'll be fine."
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  • And when I was saying that, thislittle guy's eyes were as big as
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  • saucers, then he said some wordsI'll never forget.
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  • "Mr. Young, I don't want to goto the field and play with E.J."
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  • I said, "Why not?"
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  • "Well, I'm not the bravest guyaround."
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  • I've never forgotten thatphrase.
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  • "I'm not the bravest guyaround."
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  • The honesty, the vulnerability,the raw emotion, I wish I
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  • had that.
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  • I wish I could say, before Godand others, regularly, "I'm not
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  • the bravest guy around."
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  • That's why I've become sofascinated with fear.
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  • That's why I've written thisbook called "The Fear Virus."
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  • And this book simply outlinesthe biggest fears that all of us
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  • deal with.
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  • Because the baseline of so muchof the things that we process in
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  • this purpose-driven life is thatof fear.
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  • I'm telling you, fear iseverywhere.
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  • Fear is always talking in yourear, and my ear.
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  • Fear, fear, fear, fear, fear.
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  • The fear of the future, of thefear of commitment, the fear of
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  • failure, the fear of loneliness,the fear of death, the fear of
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  • God, the biggest fears.
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  • We all deal with fear, fear,fear, fear.
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  • These masks that we're wearingare sort of symbols of fear.
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  • The gloves, the reaction that wehave, the media, and I'm talkin'
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  • about social media.
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  • We exacerbate fear, and then wecomment and report on the fear
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  • we've caused.
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  • Fear is everywhere.
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  • Fear, this whole healthmovement, eating clean, and
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  • working out, and Keto-ing, CrossFitting, why do we do that?
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  • Well, the fear of death.
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  • I deal with the fear of failureevery week, I'm just gonna be
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  • flat out honest.
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  • What is the sermon's boring?
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  • Some of you are like, "Well,"ha, ha.
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  • What if my book doesn't sell?
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  • I fear that.
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  • I have fears about my family,and sometimes as I look at our
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  • culture with the mayhem, theracism, the rebellion, just
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  • where our country is going, itcauses me to fear the future.
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  • I don't know about you, butsometimes I say, "Yeah, I'll be
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  • there," but I don't show up, thefear of?
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  • The fear of commitment.
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  • Then I'm like, "Well, what ifpeople don't come back
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  • to church?"
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  • A lot of my friends I'm talkingto, domestically, and even
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  • internationally, they are like,"Ed, do you think people will
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  • ever return to church?
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  • Will we ever do life like itused to be?"
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  • That's a fear.
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  • But ultimately, isn't this cool,we should fear God.
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  • The fear of God is interesting,because the fear of God is not
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  • running scared.
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  • It's not, "Ahh."
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  • It's not, "I'm not the bravestguy around," it's not that.
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  • The fear of God is reverence,it's awe, it's submission,
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  • that's the fear of God.
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  • When we fear God, let me saythis once again, we really
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  • shouldn't fear, negatively,anything.
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  • On the other hand, if we don'tfear God, we should fear pretty
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  • much everything that's outthere.
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  • Fear, fear, what kind of fearare you dealing with?
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  • Maybe you have acrophobia.
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  • If you have acrophobia, you'reafraid of flying.
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  • If you're afraid of flying, justgo ahead and lift your hand.
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  • I'm the only one.
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  • "I'm not the bravest guyaround."
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  • How 'bout arachnophobia,anybody, fear of spiders?
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  • Mm-hmm, yeah, spiders are crazy.
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  • I play a game with ourgrandkids.
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  • You know, toys are so high technow, they're so complex, and
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  • they're watching YouTube, andthey're watching all these
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  • different things, and thesedolls, and these whatever, it's
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  • just complex.
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  • So, I made this up.
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  • I'm kinda going off script, butI made this up, and I call this,
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  • this person, I'm just a spider.
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  • I'm just a spider.
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  • So, I'll do my hands like aspider.
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  • I go, "I'm just a spider.
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  • Hi, how are you doing?"
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  • So, I talk to the grandkids likethat.
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  • Sometimes even to Lisa, "I'mjust a spider."
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  • You know, "Can I crawl on yourshoulder?"
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  • And it's so simple, and sostupid, but they love it.
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  • Isn't that something?
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  • "I'm just a spider."
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  • Alright, enough of that.
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  • Maybe you have, guys, maybe youhave pentheraphobia, that's the
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  • fear of your mother-in-law.
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  • That was funny.
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  • You could havecheck-your-phone-a-phobia.
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  • Young people, you know,
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  • when you lose your phoneor don't know
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  • where your phone is, you're,like, freaking out.
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  • Some here who are single, youhave gamophobia, guys, that's
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  • the fear of marriage.
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  • The fear of marriage.
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  • But we do have FOMO, don't we?
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  • Have you ever heard of FOMO,fear of missing out?
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  • And our whole world, our digitalworld, causes that.
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  • Oh man, look where they are.
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  • Man, I wish I was there.
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  • Oh, they're talking to thisperson?
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  • Whoa, they're playing in thatgame?
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  • They're at that concert?
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  • Wow, you know, the fear ofmissing out.
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  • And that's one of the reasonswe're so tied into technology.
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  • Second Timothy chapter 1 verse 7says something that I want you
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  • to apprehend and and justreceive into your life.
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  • "God," the Bible says, "Has notgiven us the spirit of fear."
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  • The word "fear" there is phobos.
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  • It's the only time it's used inthe Bible.
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  • Phobos is like turning andrunning.
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  • It's like going, "Ahhh!"
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  • that's phobos.
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  • Ahhh!
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  • thank you, I heard that, amen,amen.
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  • So, God has not given us thespirit of fear, but he's given
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  • us what?
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  • The spirit of power that comesfrom him, the spirit of love,
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  • and the spirit of a sound mind.
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  • We have to think right.
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  • We have to process fearproperly.
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  • In the book, I talk about theimportance of positive fear and
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  • negative fear.
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  • And what I want you to lean intois positive fear.
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  • One time, I got some batterycables mixed up.
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  • I put the positive on thenegative, and the negative on
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  • the positive, and I fried myfather's brand new Lincoln
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  • Continental with battery cables.
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  • When I'm afraid in my life, andin your life is, when it comes
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  • to fear, and we get the negativeon the positive, and the
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  • positive on the negative, andour lives are fried.
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  • As you look at the children ofIsrael, of course they're an
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  • illustration of you and me.
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  • As you look at Moses, who is apicture of Jesus, we see the six
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  • different fears exemplified.
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  • Why did the children of Israel,you remember those cats, 2
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  • million of them in Egyptianslavery, they were freed from
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  • slavery, they were supposed towalk in the wilderness for days,
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  • it ended up being decades, why?
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  • I mean, I'm a why guy.
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  • Why, why, why, why didn't theygo, "Wow, God, thank you.
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  • Miracle after miracle, wow,let's just move through the
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  • wilderness into the PromisedLand, yeah, yeah."
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  • Why did they do that?
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  • One word, fear.
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  • Fear, it's that baselineemotion, that visceral emotion.
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  • fear.
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  • And fear is not always bad, asI've said, but it can be bad,
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  • and we can learn from theChildren of Israel.
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  • Ed: I just want to say again ahuge thanks for your generosity
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  • and for you partnering with us.
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  • No matter where you are, nomatter what age or stage you
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  • find yourself in life, we havetools, we have books, we have
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  • resources to help you in thisendeavor.
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  • So, if you're not a part of ourfamily here, we'll love for you
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  • to become a partner.
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  • You can see what to do on thescreen.
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  • So again, thanks for yourgenerosity, and let's go back to
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  • the message.
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  • Ed: So, when you're faced withfear, here's something you might
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  • want to write down.
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  • Don't go hysterical, gohistorical.
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  • Now, in marriage, when wesometimes have conflicts, of
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  • course Lisa and I have never hada conflict.
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  • In marriage, husbands, it'sreally impossible to argue with
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  • your wife, because your wife issmarter and she never
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  • forgets anything.
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  • She can go historical like that.
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  • The other day, Lisa and I werein a conflict, and she brought
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  • up something that happened Iknow, like 12 years ago.
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  • We were in the car together,arguing about something.
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  • She knew the facts, and I wasjust like, "Whew, no way.
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  • I'm playin' checkers, she'splaying chess."
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  • She can go, right, guys,historical.
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  • We might say hysterical, no sayhistorical.
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  • Don't go hysterical.
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  • Hysterical is like, "Ahhh!"
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  • You don't wanna do that.
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  • You wanna stop that, tamp thatdown, alright?
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  • But God's people, they wenthysterical.
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  • It's time to go historical.
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  • Ed, how can you say that?
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  • Well, read about God's people.
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  • They left Egyptian slavery, andthey were running, they
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  • should've been, to the P.L., thePromised Land, and God tells
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  • them to do something weird.
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  • I'm talkin' about strange.
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  • I'm talkin' aboutcountercultural.
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  • God tells his people, as theEgyptian army is pursuing them,
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  • with all these chariots, all theking's horses, and all the
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  • King's men, because remember,they were the majority of the
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  • gross national product of Egypt.
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  • The Egyptians were chasing theIsraelites down.
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  • Let me stop for a second.
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  • Let me throw just a point ofapplication in.
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  • What fear is chasing you downright now?
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  • Because the Bible says theEgyptians overtook God's people.
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  • What fear, just be honest withyourself, is overtaking your
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  • life, What fear?
  • 00:14:09.728 --> 00:14:14.099
  • It's gonna be one of those sixfears.
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  • Well, Scripture says God tellsthem to do this weird thing.
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  • Have you ever looked at one ofthese Google maps, or Waze, and,
  • 00:14:20.272 --> 00:14:23.475
  • all of a sudden, you're like,"What?
  • 00:14:23.509 --> 00:14:25.277
  • They're telling me to U turn,stupid thing."
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  • Throw it in the car like, that'sa joke, you know?
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  • Well, that's what was happening.
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  • Moses was leading the peopleout, "Ah-ha," God was doing all
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  • these miracles and things, GPSsystem, and all of a sudden,
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  • Moses goes, "By the way, nowwe're making a U turn," and they
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  • go back into the teeth ofterror.
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  • Into the teeth of the Egyptians.
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  • Now, that is weird.
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  • You say that with me, "That isweird."
  • 00:15:02.147 --> 00:15:03.482
  • One, two, three, "That isweird."
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  • Why in the world would God tellhis people, finally they're
  • 00:15:06.051 --> 00:15:10.489
  • released from Egyptian slavery,and they're running to the P.L.,
  • 00:15:10.522 --> 00:15:14.059
  • the Promised Land, and all of asudden they're being chased, and
  • 00:15:14.093 --> 00:15:17.062
  • God says, "Stop, make a U turn,and go back into the teeth of
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  • terror, into the teeth of theEgyptians."
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  • Now, that I'm tellin' you, isupside down.
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  • That's whack-a-doodle-doo, itis.
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  • It's cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs.
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  • You're like, "What?"
  • 00:15:34.413 --> 00:15:35.714
  • Well, let me let you in on alittle secret.
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  • Earlier on, I said that we'remade, I just kinda said it off
  • 00:15:40.452 --> 00:15:44.323
  • the cuff, but it wasn't reallyoff the cuff, hopefully you
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  • understood that and listened tome.
  • 00:15:46.458 --> 00:15:48.160
  • I said we're made to glorifyGod, that God is about glory.
  • 00:15:48.193 --> 00:15:52.798
  • The glory of God is the sumtotal of his attributes.
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  • God is always going to getglory.
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  • Why are you here?
  • 00:15:58.070 --> 00:15:59.505
  • Why am I here?
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  • Why are we taking up space onthis blue planet?
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  • To glorify God.
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  • To glorify God means to reflecthim in everything we do, say,
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  • touch, and feel.
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  • The sum total of God'sattributes.
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  • Ooh, this is interesting.
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  • So, put that in your frontallobe.
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  • The Bible says in Exodus chapter14 verse 4, let's read
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  • it together.
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  • That means you and me, one, two,three.
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  • This is God speaking.
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  • "I will harden Pharaoh's heart,and he will pursue them.
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  • But I will gain glory for myselfthrough Pharaoh and all his
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  • army, and the Egyptians willknow that I am the Lord," amen.
  • 00:16:36.575 --> 00:16:44.483
  • That is pregnant with power, isit not?
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  • The glory of God.
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  • God told them to make a U turnfor his glory and for his power.
  • 00:16:53.192 --> 00:17:02.501
  • They camped at a place, andyou'll love the name of
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  • this place.
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  • I've got to read it to pronounceit in Hebrew.
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  • They camped at a place calledPi-hahiroth.
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  • It means the valley of gorgeous.
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  • It was a dead end.
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  • They made a U turn, they campedat this spot.
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  • Mountains on one side, a wall ofwater on the other, and the
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  • Egyptian army in high-speedpursuit.
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  • What were they going to do?
  • 00:17:33.298 --> 00:17:36.101
  • A dead end.
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  • Have you ever faced a dead endin your life?
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  • A dead end.
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  • Why would God lead me to a deadend and not just through a
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  • dead end?
  • 00:17:47.479 --> 00:17:48.780
  • I mean, to a dead end, yes.
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  • Wait a minute, I like thethrough part, not the to part.
  • 00:17:50.182 --> 00:17:54.720
  • Well, God leads us to a deadend, again, for his glory.
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  • A dead end.
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  • A dead end.
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  • Did God cause it?
  • 00:18:05.464 --> 00:18:06.765
  • No, he allowed it.
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  • Don't waste a dead end.
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  • Don't so freak out, don't get sohysterical that you miss what
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  • God wants to do in a dead end.
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  • You might be saying I'm in adead end with my daughter, a
  • 00:18:19.945 --> 00:18:22.681
  • dead end with my son, a dead endwith my best friend, a dead end
  • 00:18:22.714 --> 00:18:27.553
  • emotionally, a dead endphysically, a dead end.
  • 00:18:27.586 --> 00:18:33.759
  • God allows it, yet he's broughtyou and me to a dead end.
  • 00:18:33.792 --> 00:18:42.234
  • At the dead end, we need tolearn some things.
  • 00:18:42.267 --> 00:18:46.271
  • There's a purpose in theprocess, and when we learn, and
  • 00:18:46.305 --> 00:18:50.842
  • when we're ready, God will takeus through the dead end.
  • 00:18:50.876 --> 00:18:56.081
  • So, I understand why God'speople were, like, whining, and
  • 00:18:56.114 --> 00:18:59.785
  • moaning, and crying, blamingMoses.
  • 00:18:59.818 --> 00:19:03.255
  • They were the first instance wehave of the cancel culture.
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  • They didn't dig it.
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  • So, here's the deal.
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  • Go historical, not hysterical.
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  • Remember how God has deliveredyou.
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  • Remember the other dead ends inyour life.
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  • Remember how he's taken you tothose and then through those.
  • 00:19:26.478 --> 00:19:31.383
  • So often, when I have thatfeeling as a church, really, I
  • 00:19:31.416 --> 00:19:36.455
  • mean, hundreds of times I'vegone back and I've gone, "Oh,
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  • Lord, thank you."
  • 00:19:39.024 --> 00:19:40.359
  • That we were in a position,several years ago, I mean, in
  • 00:19:40.392 --> 00:19:47.299
  • our early days where only youhad to come through.
  • 00:19:47.332 --> 00:19:51.336
  • That was it for us to do whatwe've done, obviously because of
  • 00:19:51.370 --> 00:19:56.074
  • your grace and love.
  • 00:19:56.108 --> 00:19:57.409
  • And that has propelled me andcomforted me and our team here
  • 00:19:57.442 --> 00:20:03.415
  • because of that.
  • 00:20:03.448 --> 00:20:04.783
  • That's why we need to journalour prayers.
  • 00:20:04.816 --> 00:20:06.952
  • That's why we need to write downstuff.
  • 00:20:06.985 --> 00:20:09.921
  • You might be, "Well, Ed, that'scool for those who have been
  • 00:20:09.955 --> 00:20:12.691
  • Christians for a while, but man,I'm brand new to this.
  • 00:20:12.724 --> 00:20:15.427
  • I'm a newbie.
  • 00:20:15.460 --> 00:20:16.795
  • I mean, I don't have anyhistory.
  • 00:20:16.828 --> 00:20:18.864
  • I've got hysterical stuff, Idon't have any history."
  • 00:20:18.897 --> 00:20:22.234
  • Yeah, you do.
  • 00:20:22.267 --> 00:20:23.602
  • You're like, "No, I don't."
  • 00:20:23.635 --> 00:20:25.037
  • Yeah, you do.
  • 00:20:25.070 --> 00:20:26.371
  • "No, I don't."
  • 00:20:26.405 --> 00:20:27.739
  • Yes, you do, right here, righthere.
  • 00:20:27.773 --> 00:20:31.677
  • God has given us a record of hispeople.
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  • People like Moses and thechildren of Israel, so we can go
  • 00:20:37.683 --> 00:20:40.819
  • back and go, "Whoa, all right,all right, all right."
  • 00:20:40.852 --> 00:20:43.388
  • So, God has put me at this deadend for a reason.
  • 00:20:43.422 --> 00:20:48.260
  • It's not going to lead todespair, it's gonna lead
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  • to deliverance.
  • 00:20:52.364 --> 00:20:53.699
  • And that's what happened toGod's people.
  • 00:20:53.732 --> 00:20:57.302
  • You know what Moses said tothem?
  • 00:20:57.336 --> 00:20:58.670
  • He said basically, "Gohistorical," and then he said,
  • 00:20:58.704 --> 00:21:05.010
  • "Don't deify fear.
  • 00:21:05.043 --> 00:21:06.345
  • Don't make fear more than itis."
  • 00:21:06.378 --> 00:21:11.149
  • The Bible says in Exodus 14verse 10, "They were terrified
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  • and cried out to the Lord."
  • 00:21:16.154 --> 00:21:18.690
  • I'm not the bravest guy around.
  • 00:21:18.724 --> 00:21:21.893
  • We're not the bravest people,God, around.
  • 00:21:21.927 --> 00:21:25.263
  • I get it, but look at verses 13and 14.
  • 00:21:25.297 --> 00:21:31.136
  • "Moses answered the people," whowere whining and moaning.
  • 00:21:31.169 --> 00:21:36.041
  • "Do not be afraid."
  • 00:21:36.074 --> 00:21:37.843
  • Now, let me give you the Mosesvoice.
  • 00:21:37.876 --> 00:21:39.311
  • Are you ready for this?
  • 00:21:39.344 --> 00:21:40.679
  • "Do not be afraid.
  • 00:21:40.712 --> 00:21:48.720
  • Stand firm and you'll see thedeliverance the Lord will bring
  • 00:21:48.754 --> 00:21:53.291
  • you today."
  • 00:21:53.325 --> 00:21:54.659
  • That's a good Moses voice.
  • 00:21:54.693 --> 00:21:58.930
  • "The Egyptians you see today,you'll never see again.
  • 00:21:58.964 --> 00:22:05.003
  • The Lord will fight for you, youneed only to be still."
  • 00:22:05.036 --> 00:22:13.578
  • So, Moses said several things.
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  • Don't be afraid, number one.
  • 00:22:17.115 --> 00:22:20.652
  • Number two, be still,stand firm,
  • 00:22:20.685 --> 00:22:27.325
  • and the Lord will fight for you.
  • 00:22:27.359 --> 00:22:32.597
  • And then, the Bible continues tosay, I don't have time for it,
  • 00:22:32.631 --> 00:22:37.269
  • God said move out.
  • 00:22:37.302 --> 00:22:40.472
  • And we know what happened.
  • 00:22:40.505 --> 00:22:41.807
  • The Red Sea was parted,Egyptians chased, the wall of
  • 00:22:41.840 --> 00:22:47.279
  • water fell on them, theIsraelites were saved, and here
  • 00:22:47.312 --> 00:22:52.417
  • we go.
  • 00:22:52.451 --> 00:22:53.785
  • Fear, here we go, fear.
  • 00:22:53.819 --> 00:22:57.956
  • Fear is always in our ear.
  • 00:22:57.989 --> 00:22:59.558
  • Fear is a motivator, asimulator, I get it.
  • 00:22:59.591 --> 00:23:02.060
  • It's good, it should be ourfriend, it should be a part of
  • 00:23:02.093 --> 00:23:04.796
  • our squad, our homie, ourclique, whatever you wanna say.
  • 00:23:04.830 --> 00:23:09.968
  • But we have to lean into faith.
  • 00:23:10.001 --> 00:23:14.306
  • Fear is an opportunity for faithand trust.
  • 00:23:14.339 --> 00:23:19.144
  • "Well, I don't have enoughfaith."
  • 00:23:19.177 --> 00:23:20.512
  • Are you kidding me?
  • 00:23:20.545 --> 00:23:23.515
  • You're constantly trusting insomeone or something you can't
  • 00:23:23.548 --> 00:23:27.285
  • see, constantly.
  • 00:23:27.319 --> 00:23:29.754
  • You've got faith, everybodydoes.
  • 00:23:29.788 --> 00:23:33.792
  • Put your faith in God.
  • 00:23:33.825 --> 00:23:35.627
  • God can be trusted, and Godalways tests our faith
  • 00:23:35.660 --> 00:23:41.266
  • and trust.
  • 00:23:41.299 --> 00:23:42.601
  • I think it's so interesting thathe tested them right after their
  • 00:23:42.634 --> 00:23:46.137
  • salvation experience, rightafter their emancipation.
  • 00:23:46.171 --> 00:23:50.242
  • So, once you become a followerof Christ, you're gonna
  • 00:23:50.275 --> 00:23:52.043
  • be tested.
  • 00:23:52.077 --> 00:23:53.411
  • You'll hit some dead ends.
  • 00:23:53.445 --> 00:23:55.747
  • Don't deify fear.
  • 00:23:55.780 --> 00:23:58.149
  • Go historical, not hysterical,and you'll be able to deal
  • 00:23:58.183 --> 00:24:05.257
  • with life.
  • 00:24:05.290 --> 00:24:06.591
  • You're not gonna freeze up andmiss God.
  • 00:24:06.625 --> 00:24:11.062
  • You'll be able to move out, andyou'll be able to walk through
  • 00:24:11.096 --> 00:24:17.035
  • those woods to that field, thefield that God has for you.
  • 00:24:17.068 --> 00:24:26.912
  • You know, my son's littlefriend, who said,
  • 00:24:26.945 --> 00:24:29.915
  • "Mr. Young, young, I'm not thebravest guy around."
  • 00:24:29.948 --> 00:24:35.520
  • After he said that, man, I feltfor him.
  • 00:24:35.554 --> 00:24:41.026
  • I just loved his honesty, and Isaid, "Hey, I'll walk with you
  • 00:24:41.059 --> 00:24:49.434
  • through the woods to the field."
  • 00:24:49.467 --> 00:24:54.205
  • "You will," Yes, I will.
  • 00:24:54.239 --> 00:24:57.475
  • So, this little guy on one side,E.J.
  • 00:24:57.509 --> 00:25:02.747
  • on the other, I walked with themthrough the woods to the field,
  • 00:25:02.781 --> 00:25:10.121
  • and they had a great timeplaying.
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  • Are you fearful?
  • 00:25:13.858 --> 00:25:15.160
  • Are you fearful?
  • 00:25:15.193 --> 00:25:18.997
  • Admit your fear to God.
  • 00:25:19.030 --> 00:25:20.832
  • "I'm not the bravest guyaround," but I have a promise
  • 00:25:20.865 --> 00:25:25.070
  • for you God will be with you,and he'll deliver you to that
  • 00:25:25.103 --> 00:25:34.813
  • field called his Promise Land.
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