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The Power of Positive Confession

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June 28, 2019
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Ever Increasing Faith with Fred K. Price

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The Power of Positive Confession

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  • Apostle Price: Welcome to "Ever Increasing Faith."
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  • Dr. Betty Price: Grow in godliness.
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  • Frederick K. Price, Jr.: We walk by faith, not by sight.
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  • With the power of faith, you can do the impossible
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  • With the power of faith, you can live a victorious life
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  • changing one life after another
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  • from burned-out hopes to gleaming joy
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  • With the power of faith, you can change your life
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  • Let the power of faith transform your life
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  • Apostle Price: But you can't just glibly say, "I can do all
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  • things," you can't, you can't get pregnant if you're a man.
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  • A lot of stuff you can't do.
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  • Like I used the illustration about flying airplane.
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  • I didn't do just--I can't just walk over there and say,
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  • "I wanna fly a plane."
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  • "Oh, okay, here."
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  • I don't think so.
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  • Everybody's dead. Hah, me included.
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  • Now, watch this.
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  • It is a sin--it's a sin to limit by confessing doubt as
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  • to your ability and power in Christ.
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  • Let me say that again.
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  • It is a sin to limit by a confession of doubt as
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  • to your ability and power in Christ when the Word of God
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  • tells you otherwise.
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  • Now, that's a sin.
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  • All right, Mark 16.
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  • Mark's Gospel, 16th chapter.
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  • Look at this, verse 17.
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  • This is the words--these are the words of Jesus the Christ
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  • speaking.
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  • He says, "And these signs will follow those who believe:
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  • In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with
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  • new tongues; they will take up serpents;" accidentally,
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  • "and if they drink anything deadly," accidentally,
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  • "it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick,
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  • and they will recover."
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  • I was in a--I was in 4 different denominations
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  • over a 17-year period.
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  • We never laid hands on anybody that was sick and we had
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  • a whole lot of folk that were sick.
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  • And many died from their sicknesses.
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  • And I didn't even-- we didn't know about demons.
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  • You know, I mean, from a biblical perspective.
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  • But the key--the Lord gave me this years ago.
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  • The key to this is, watch this, it says: "And these signs
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  • will follow those who believe," and most of the time,
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  • in our minds, the transition of the thought stops there.
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  • We don't necessarily consciously stop but it stops there.
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  • "And these signs will follow those who believe."
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  • Okay, I'm a believer so the signs will follow.
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  • No, no, it says: "And these signs will follow those
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  • who believe these signs will follow."
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  • That's what the Lord showed me.
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  • Yeah, these signs will follow those who believe
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  • these signs will follow.
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  • If you don't believe the sign-- there are some churches,
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  • they don't believe the signs.
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  • They don't believe in being filled with the Spirit,
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  • they don't believe in speaking with other tongues,
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  • they don't believe in divine healing for us today.
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  • They don't believe in prosperity, financial,
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  • material prosperity.
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  • They don't believe it.
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  • That's why it won't follow them.
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  • That's why it didn't follow us for 17 years.
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  • We didn't believe it.
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  • I read it, quoted it, got no benefit out of it at all,
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  • 'cause I didn't believe the sign.
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  • I didn't know I should believe that the signs would follow.
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  • But there it is in the book.
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  • Hard copy.
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  • Hah, in red in my Bible.
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  • If that doesn't grab your attention,
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  • I don't know what will.
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  • Yeah, these signs will follow those who believe
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  • these signs will follow.
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  • Those who believe these signs will follow,
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  • these signs will follow those who believe these signs
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  • will follow.
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  • But if you don't believe the signs will follow,
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  • they won't follow.
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  • And you can read that 12 times a day,
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  • 9 days a week, still not gonna--signs not gonna follow.
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  • That's awesome.
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  • "And these signs will--" He didn't say,
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  • "These signs, it's a 60-40 possibility that it might work,
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  • if it's leap year and groundhog day."
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  • No, says, "And these signs will follow those who believe."
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  • These signs will follow those who believe these signs
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  • will follow.
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  • Now, it doesn't, in terms of the text,
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  • it doesn't say those words but that's--I believe that
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  • that's the principle that's there.
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  • "And these signs will follow those who believe
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  • the signs will follow."
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  • If you don't believe in the signs,
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  • they're not gonna follow.
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  • And this is what's astoundingly important: God already said it.
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  • We don't have to wait for God to do something about it.
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  • It starts with us.
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  • So just like here, the latter part of the 18th verse says:
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  • "They will lay hands on the sick,
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  • and they will recover."
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  • But in 17 years, in 4 different denominations,
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  • we never laid hands on the sick, never.
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  • Seventeen years, four different churches.
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  • You would think you would stumble over some truth
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  • in 17 years.
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  • We never laid hands on the sick.
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  • We had plenty of sick folk, loved the Lord,
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  • came to church regularly.
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  • But we never laid hands on the sick and nobody ever got healed.
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  • Because it's not up to Father God, it's up to us.
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  • The key is these signs will follow those who believe
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  • the signs will follow.
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  • So if you believe the signs will follow,
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  • then you'll lay hands on the sick.
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  • In fact, the opposite in most of those churches was the principle
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  • that "well, the Lord knows just how much you can bear.
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  • The Lord is testing you.
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  • Lord has a purpose in that."
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  • Everything is blamed on God.
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  • I mean, we didn't hear about-- we didn't even hear about Satan.
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  • It's not a criticism, it's just an observation.
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  • So we'll never be able to do more than we're willing
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  • to confess that we can do in Christ.
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  • All right, look at John 14, wow.
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  • Again, we're--now, we're again reading red stuff,
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  • at least in my Bible it's red.
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  • So we're reading about something Jesus said.
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  • So our acceptance or rejection of it is based on accepting
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  • or rejecting what Jesus said.
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  • "Well, I disagree with Brother Price."
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  • How about disagreeing with Brother Christ?
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  • All I'm doing is reading what Brother Christ said,
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  • if you would.
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  • All right, look at this now.
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  • Look at this now, John 14, verse 12.
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  • Jesus speaks, he says, "Most assuredly,
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  • I say to you, he who believes in Me," there's that "believe
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  • in me" again, "the works that I do he will do also;
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  • and greater works than these he will do,
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  • because I go to My Father."
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  • So just center down on the works that he did.
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  • Just stop and think about what are the works that he did.
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  • Now I don't believe it--I don't believe and I wouldn't argue
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  • about it but I won't--I don't believe this has to do with the
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  • quality of the work but how much of the works we get done.
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  • If you stop and think about it, from the best information I have
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  • in the four Gospels, Jesus the Christ when he walked the earth
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  • had two feet and two hands.
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  • So it wouldn't be greater in quality;
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  • certainly greater in quantity, just because there's more of us.
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  • All right, look at Matthew 17.
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  • All right, Matthew 17.
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  • If you have it, say, "I have it."
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  • Okay, verse 20.
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  • This--Jesus had gone up to the mountain with Peter and John and
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  • when he came back down from the mountain there was a group,
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  • a crowd had gathered because there was a man that had a son
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  • that was demon possessed and the man brought the son
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  • to the disciples and they didn't cast the demon out.
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  • And so when Jesus came down, then he did it.
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  • After the crowd had perhaps dispersed,
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  • the disciples came to him and said, "Why?"
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  • Look at verse 19.
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  • 17:19: "Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said,
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  • 'Why could we not cast it out?'" That's like me saying to Jesus,
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  • "Lord, how come I can't get pregnant?"
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  • Because I know I don't have that kind of authority,
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  • ability or authority.
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  • Watch this. This is a key.
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  • The disciples knew they could but for some reason
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  • they didn't in this case.
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  • If they could not do it, if they did not have the ability
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  • or the authority to do it, don't you think
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  • they would have known that?
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  • That would have been just like them saying,
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  • "Lord, how come we can't get pregnant?
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  • We could raise a lot of money and get this show
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  • on the road quick.
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  • Folk would come from near and far to see this."
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  • No, he said, watch this now, "Then the disciples came
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  • to Jesus privately and said, 'Why could we not cast it out?'"
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  • Watch this now, verse 20: "So Jesus said to them,
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  • 'Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you,
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  • if you have faith as a mustard seed,
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  • you will say to this mountain, "Move from here to there,"
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  • and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.'"
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  • Now, notice again, actually, they ask a simple question;
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  • Jesus gave a simple answer.
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  • "Then the disciples," verse 19.
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  • "Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said,
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  • 'Why could we not cast it out?'
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  • So Jesus said to them, 'Because of your unbelief.'"
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  • That answered their question. Didn't it?
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  • I said, "Didn't it?"
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  • Okay, now, verse 21.
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  • Now see, you didn't write the Bible,
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  • I didn't write the Bible.
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  • I didn't put this together from the original languages,
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  • Aramaic and Greek, but even the people that did made allowances
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  • and right by verse 21 when it says: "However,
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  • this kind does not come out except by prayer and fasting,"
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  • then there's a number one by my word "however,"
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  • and if you look in the margin it says that the NU,
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  • the original, omits verse 21.
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  • Because if it's by prayer and fasting, then the reason
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  • they didn't cast it out was not because of their unbelief.
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  • So that means that's--that doesn't even make sense.
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  • That's confusing.
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  • And look like just commonsense would tell you something.
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  • Well, that that couldn't be true because if you gotta cast out
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  • a demon because of prayer and fasting then you would have to
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  • have some kind of log or book or list to tell you how many days
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  • you need to fast to cast out what kind of demon.
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  • And while you trying to fast, most of you can't miss one meal.
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  • And I didn't call any names, so don't take it personally
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  • unless I'm talking about you.
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  • But people, people, people, duh, you can't even miss a meal.
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  • So how me--how long do I have to fast?
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  • While you trying to fast for 40 days,
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  • the demon could kill the person.
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  • No, Jesus said because of your unbelief.
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  • They had the authority; Jesus gave it to them.
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  • For some reason that we are not privy to,
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  • in this case, they didn't do it.
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  • But they obviously had the authority to do it and
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  • the ability to do it because if it were not so then instead of
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  • Jesus saying, "Because of your unbelief," he would have said,
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  • "Because you don't have the authority.
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  • You don't have the ability.
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  • You should have known that.
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  • Shouldn't even have tried to cast out the demon.
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  • You're not supposed to."
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  • Are you following me?
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  • So you can do something by deductive reasoning and figure
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  • out why that didn't work or why a certain thing didn't compute.
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  • All right, go to 1 John, 1st Epistle of John, chapter 4.
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  • Remember, I'm saying again one thing is certain: you will
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  • never be able to do more than you are willing to confess
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  • that you can do in Christ.
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  • It doesn't work automatically.
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  • We have to activate the system by the words of our mouth,
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  • based upon the written word.
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  • We have to put God's Word in our mouth and let God's Word
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  • out of our mouth.
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  • Why it works that way, I don't have a clue.
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  • That's what it says.
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  • So my best shot is do it.
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  • Because, think about it, the worst case scenario,
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  • the very worst thing that could happen, it won't work.
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  • That's the worst that can happen, it won't work.
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  • You don't have to argue and fuss about it.
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  • Okay, John--1 John chapter 4.
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  • If you have it, say, "I have it."
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  • Verse 4 says: "You are of God, little children,
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  • and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than
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  • he who is in the world."
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  • Now, notice how the Word-- how that verse is structured.
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  • It says: "You are of God, little children,
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  • and have overcome them."
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  • The context reveals he's talking about Satan and his kingdom
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  • and demons and all the things that are negative.
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  • From a judicial standpoint in terms of the codified covenant
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  • of God, God already sees us as overcoming the enemy.
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  • He doesn't wait 'til we actually experientially overcome.
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  • It's a done deal in the mind of God because the principle
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  • of the Word of God is God calls those things which be not
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  • as though they were.
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  • And actually, that's why and what causes them to come to be.
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  • So we, we're winners.
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  • The only person that doesn't want us to know that is Satan.
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  • All right, look at 2 Timothy chapter 1.
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  • We have to say it.
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  • We have to confess it.
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  • 2 Timothy chapter 1.
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  • All right, 2 Timothy chapter 1.
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  • If you have it, say, "I have it."
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  • Look at verse 7.
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  • It says: "For God has not given us a spirit of fear,
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  • but of power and of love and of a sound mind."
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  • So if there's any fear, it didn't come from God.
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  • You're listening to the devil.
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  • You're listening to Satan.
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  • "For God has not given us a spirit of fear."
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  • That did not come in your salvation package.
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  • There is no fear in what God has given us through Christ Jesus.
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  • Fear comes from out there.
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  • Comes from the kingdom of darkness.
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  • It doesn't come from Father God.
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  • Now, I always like to qualify that word "fear" because
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  • we don't have the spirit of fear but we ought to have respect
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  • for things: things that can hurt you.
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  • I'm not afraid of fire but, through personal experience
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  • over years, I don't put my hand in the stove and turn that
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  • sucker up to 450 degrees and set the timer for an hour.
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  • I'm gonna pull back a nub.
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  • But I'm not afraid of fire. I got fire in the house.
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  • But I respect it.
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  • So I don't play with it.
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  • But to be afraid of it, "I ain't gonna have no fire
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  • in the house."
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  • So we don't have the spirit of fear.
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  • If you get into fear, not--we're not talking about respect now,
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  • but fear, then you're listening to and being influenced
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  • by Satan.
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  • And of course, we know who he is: the father of lies.
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  • So he's lying to us if we allow him to.
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  • All right, 1 John, that's the 1st Epistle of John, chapter 5.
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  • 1 John chapter 5.
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  • One thing is certain, you will never be able to do more than
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  • you are willing to confess that you can do in Christ.
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  • You gotta say it.
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  • And you can school yourself into it by repetition.
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  • Because the concept goes against our natural human experience.
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  • And right away, we say we can't do that: "I can't do that."
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  • You will be able to if you'll start confessing it.
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  • Start saying it.
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  • You can school yourself into it.
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  • Not tricking yourself.
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  • You're just changing your environment,
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  • your mental environment, and physical environment.
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  • You're setting up a new standard.
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  • Okay, watch this.
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  • 1 John chapter 5.
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  • If you have it, say, "I have it."
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  • Okay, look at this, verse 4 and 5:
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  • "For whatever," literally,
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  • "Whosoever is born of God overcomes the world.
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  • And this is the victory that has overcome the world--our faith.
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  • Who is he who overcomes the world,
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  • but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?"
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  • So if you believe that Jesus is the Son of God you should be
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  • a world overcomer instead of overcome by the world.
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  • And you have to read this and say this and make it a part
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  • of your life before it's gonna really have impact on your life
  • 00:19:30.270 --> 00:19:38.070
  • because it goes against the grain of human experience.
  • 00:19:38.080 --> 00:19:44.050
  • See, it says: "For whatever," or literally,
  • 00:19:44.060 --> 00:19:46.200
  • "Whosoever is born of God overcomes the world."
  • 00:19:46.210 --> 00:19:49.050
  • But then you--when you stop and think about it,
  • 00:19:49.060 --> 00:19:51.040
  • most Christians or so many Christians are overcome
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  • by the world.
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  • They're not overcoming the world;
  • 00:19:55.030 --> 00:19:56.150
  • the world is overcoming them.
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  • The system, the system.
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  • When it says "the world," it means the system
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  • and the influence of the system.
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  • And it's little things but I always like to--I always like
  • 00:20:13.010 --> 00:20:19.060
  • to encouch that in things that we can really understand.
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  • Just think about how little you and I were before we became us.
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  • An egg and a sperm that could not be seen with the human eye.
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  • Had to have a microscope to see it.
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  • And look at us now.
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  • Are you following me?
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  • So things can have, as I've often said, cumulative effect.
  • 00:20:41.280 --> 00:20:46.170
  • It says: "For whatever," or "Whosoever is born of God
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  • overcomes the world."
  • 00:20:49.040 --> 00:20:50.130
  • Most of the time we allow the world to overcome us.
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  • We say what the world says about us.
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  • We limit what we can do through Christ by virtue of what
  • 00:20:59.010 --> 00:21:02.150
  • the world says we cannot do.
  • 00:21:02.160 --> 00:21:06.200
  • So the system impacts us to such an extent so many times that
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  • we're defeated by the rejection of what God says in his Word
  • 00:21:12.290 --> 00:21:19.110
  • about us, forgetting the fact God can't lie.
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  • So I don't care what's going on, that's not me.
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  • I am a winner. I'm an overcomer.
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  • I will not let the world tell me,
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  • the system tell me, when what they tell me contradicts
  • 00:21:36.190 --> 00:21:41.170
  • what God tells me.
  • 00:21:41.180 --> 00:21:43.240
  • But look at what a disadvantage we're at if we don't know
  • 00:21:43.250 --> 00:21:46.150
  • what God tells us.
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  • That's why Satan has cleverly, over the years of human
  • 00:21:50.010 --> 00:21:52.210
  • church history, kept the Word of God out of the church.
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  • Oh, I praise and worship, that's great.
  • 00:21:59.030 --> 00:22:00.210
  • Jump, shout, dance, do-- oh, that's great.
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  • Feel good.
  • 00:22:03.070 --> 00:22:05.060
  • No knowledge in it, though, as such.
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  • Won't pay any bills.
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  • Not wrong but if you let that be your major thing
  • 00:22:11.090 --> 00:22:13.200
  • and not the Word of God you'll be in trouble.
  • 00:22:13.210 --> 00:22:17.270
  • Wow, "For whatever," or "Whosoever is born of God
  • 00:22:17.280 --> 00:22:20.040
  • overcomes the world.
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  • And this is the victory."
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  • Is, present tense.
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  • "This is the victory that has," past tense,
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  • "overcome the world."
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  • Because again, as I've said often,
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  • Father God sees the end at the beginning.
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  • He doesn't wait 'til the race is over to find out who's gonna
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  • stand on the high level of the victory stand.
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  • He sees us there already.
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  • We have to start seeing ourself there.
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  • And we have to start saying ourself there,
  • 00:22:49.190 --> 00:22:51.230
  • if you would, okay?
  • 00:22:51.240 --> 00:22:56.150
  • Now, inasmuch as the Scripture declares that you can be snared
  • 00:22:56.160 --> 00:22:58.180
  • by the words of your mouth, we just read that in Proverbs 6:2,
  • 00:22:58.190 --> 00:23:02.230
  • and that by your words you will be justified and by your words
  • 00:23:02.240 --> 00:23:06.050
  • you will be condemned, Matthew chapter 12, if you please.
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  • Matthew 12.
  • 00:23:12.160 --> 00:23:16.000
  • Again, we're reading red stuff. I mean, meaning Jesus said this.
  • 00:23:16.010 --> 00:23:21.010
  • This is not Fred Price saying; this is Jesus.
  • 00:23:21.020 --> 00:23:23.190
  • This is not Christians-- Crenshaw Christian Center.
  • 00:23:23.200 --> 00:23:25.270
  • This is Jesus.
  • 00:23:25.280 --> 00:23:28.040
  • And again, to magnify the importance of "snared by your
  • 00:23:28.050 --> 00:23:36.130
  • words" or "death and life is in the power of the tongue,"
  • 00:23:36.140 --> 00:23:39.070
  • look at this, Matthew 12, verse 37.
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  • Jesus is speaking.
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  • He says, "For by your words you will be justified," or declared
  • 00:23:43.240 --> 00:23:46.180
  • righteous, "and by your words you will be condemned."
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  • Not by your dancing, shouting, or whatever.
  • 00:23:49.260 --> 00:23:53.040
  • All that's good but he said, "By your words."
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  • Wow, that again emphasizes the importance of words.
  • 00:23:57.180 --> 00:24:04.040
  • He says, "For by your words you will be justified,"
  • 00:24:04.050 --> 00:24:06.090
  • not by your lifestyle.
  • 00:24:06.100 --> 00:24:09.090
  • And yet, we know our lifestyle certainly ought to be
  • 00:24:09.100 --> 00:24:11.180
  • a certain way based on the Word.
  • 00:24:11.190 --> 00:24:15.140
  • But this is awesome: "For by your words you will be
  • 00:24:15.150 --> 00:24:19.250
  • justified," or declared righteous, by your words,
  • 00:24:19.260 --> 00:24:25.170
  • "and by your words you'll be condemned."
  • 00:24:25.180 --> 00:24:29.230
  • So it's important, actually it's imperative,
  • 00:24:29.240 --> 00:24:32.280
  • that we guard our lips from giving expressions to anything
  • 00:24:32.290 --> 00:24:38.190
  • negative which is an open invitation to the enemy
  • 00:24:38.200 --> 00:24:44.250
  • to oppress or overcome us.
  • 00:24:44.260 --> 00:24:50.200
  • We win if we win.
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  • To win is an overt act on our part,
  • 00:24:57.180 --> 00:25:01.170
  • by taking advantage of these things that we've been
  • 00:25:01.180 --> 00:25:04.180
  • looking at, listening to.
  • 00:25:04.190 --> 00:25:09.090
  • None of it will do any good if you don't implement it.
  • 00:25:09.100 --> 00:25:16.120
  • Knowledge not acted upon will not change your circumstances.
  • 00:25:16.130 --> 00:25:20.040
  • It won't impact you one way or the other.
  • 00:25:20.050 --> 00:25:22.220
  • You could have knowledge but if you don't do something
  • 00:25:22.230 --> 00:25:25.040
  • with the knowledge, can't help you.
  • 00:25:25.050 --> 00:25:31.000
  • And just having knowledge, by and of itself,
  • 00:25:31.010 --> 00:25:37.010
  • is not gonna change your circumstances.
  • 00:25:37.020 --> 00:25:40.090
  • You have to be a doer of the Word.
  • 00:25:40.100 --> 00:25:45.020
  • And the astounding thing is Father has given us
  • 00:25:45.030 --> 00:25:50.200
  • his working battle plan right here in the Word of God.
  • 00:25:50.210 --> 00:25:54.200
  • It's just a matter of doing it.
  • 00:25:54.210 --> 00:25:58.080
  • And you have to be--you have to be committed to consistency.
  • 00:25:58.090 --> 00:26:04.210
  • You have to make this a part of your life and then stay
  • 00:26:04.220 --> 00:26:08.160
  • with it until it starts producing the results.
  • 00:26:08.170 --> 00:26:14.130
  • And it's amazing how we can see this principle
  • 00:26:14.140 --> 00:26:18.040
  • in the natural realm.
  • 00:26:18.050 --> 00:26:20.040
  • Farmer plants on Monday.
  • 00:26:20.050 --> 00:26:21.160
  • He doesn't go out there and dig the seed up on Tuesday
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  • to see if it's growing.
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  • Gotta keep that seed in the ground.
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  • Fertilize it, water it, weed it.
  • 00:26:30.250 --> 00:26:35.020
  • Gotta keep it there 'til it does its job.
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  • So anyway, the power of positive confession
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  • and that is the end of the lesson.
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