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Can You See Me Now?

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November 8, 2020
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Frankie Mazzapica shares an encouraging message from Celebration Church in The Woodlands; TX.

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  • Frankie Mazzapica:There you go, welcome
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  • them, this is for you.
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  • There you go.
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  • Thank you so much fortuning in, my name is
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  • Frankie Mazzapica.
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  • The title of my messageis "Can You See Me Now?"
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  • I'll tell you where I'mgetting this, it's in John
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  • chapter 9.
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  • Jesus was walking down theroad with his disciples,
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  • and he looked on the sideof the road and he saw a
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  • blind man, and thenhe walked over to him.
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  • When I read this passageearlier this week, I
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  • smiled when Iread those words.
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  • He saw him and hewalked over to him.
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  • The reason why I smiled isI have a friend of mine,
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  • his name is Chris, helives in England now, but
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  • he lived here in Texasabout ten years ago.
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  • He was an experiencedmotorcycle rider, he had
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  • been riding a motorcyclesince he was a kid.
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  • And so, he went and renteda Harley Davidson so that
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  • he could ride his wifearound Texas for a week.
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  • Well, while he was riding,even though he was an
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  • experienced rider, hecould not prepare for the
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  • drunk driver that wascoming at him in the--in
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  • the opposite lane.
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  • So, the drunk driver cametowards him and crashed
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  • into the side of themotorcycle, completely
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  • smashing his left legand his wife's left leg.
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  • So, they had to amputateboth legs, and they were
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  • in a wheelchair forseveral months waiting for
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  • their prosthetic leg.
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  • What he told me while hewas in the wheelchair I
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  • will never forget.
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  • He looked at me and hesaid, "Frankie, people are
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  • uncomfortable with makingeye contact with people
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  • who are in a wheelchair."
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  • He goes, "It's a weirdfeeling to have people
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  • look around you or throughyou, but not make eye
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  • contact with you."
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  • He goes, "I'm not takingit personal, I understand,
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  • they're just uncomfortablewith looking at me, with
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  • making eyecontact with me."
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  • What I love aboutJesus is that he is not
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  • uncomfortable with peoplewho have a handicap.
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  • He's not uncomfortablewith people who have a problem.
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  • In fact, he'sdrawn to them.
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  • It's an interesting thingthat when there's someone
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  • who's a handicap or hasproblems on the side of
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  • the road, most people lookover them, or around them,
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  • or just continue to lookforward, but Jesus looks
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  • over at him andwalks over to him.
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  • Jesus loves everyone.
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  • If your heart is beatingright now, he loves you.
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  • But he made sure thatthere were a few verses in
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  • the Bible that wasspecifically for people
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  • who were broken.
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  • In Psalms chapter 34,verse 18, it says this, "I
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  • am close to thebrokenhearted, and I save
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  • those with acrushed spirit."
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  • In Psalms 56, verse 8, hesays, "I track all of your
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  • sorrows, and I catchevery tear in a bottle and
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  • record eachone in a book."
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  • He is drawn to people withproblems, he is drawn to
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  • people with a handicap.
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  • I want to say this, thecommon denominator in this
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  • sanctuary is we all havea problem that nobody else
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  • knows anything about.
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  • That's what we allhave in common.
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  • Some of us have a problemthat you brought on to
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  • yourself, and others havea problem that you didn't
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  • bring on to yourself,somebody inflicted you
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  • with the problem.
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  • They brought theproblem to you.
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  • Regardless of how theproblem came into your
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  • world, I want you to knowthat the Lord is drawn to you.
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  • He's drawn to you becausehe knows that you need
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  • him, and it brings him joyto step into your life and
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  • to begin toreshape everything.
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  • It brings himjoy to do that.
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  • And so, he comes acrossthe street, he sees the
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  • blind man on the sideof the road, and he does
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  • something veryinteresting.
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  • He spits into the groundand starts making mud.
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  • Now, when I read theScriptures, I don't try to
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  • read a whole bunch, I justtry to fully understand a
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  • little bit at a time.
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  • And so, when I read thepassage, I thought to
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  • myself, "How much spitdo you need to make mud?"
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  • Right?
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  • I have spit many times, asyou have as well, and it's
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  • like a little roundcircle of mud.
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  • How much spit do you need?
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  • That's where my mind went.
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  • Nevertheless, he startsspitting into the ground.
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  • Now, let's step into theworld of the disciples.
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  • They have seen Jesus dohundreds, even thousands
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  • of miracles.
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  • The last verse in the bookof John is John chapter
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  • 21, verse 25, and it readslike this, "And Jesus did
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  • many more thingsthan these.
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  • Surely if we would'vewritten them all down, I
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  • suppose the entire earthcould not contain the
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  • books that wouldbe written."
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  • So, they have seen himdo thousands of miracles.
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  • Everywhere Jesus went, he wasdoing a miracle for someone.
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  • He is drawn to peoplewho are in need.
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  • But all of a sudden,he starts spitting.
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  • So, you know, you knowthat the disciples were
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  • backing up, saying,"Why are you spitting?
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  • You don't need spit.
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  • You just think it, youtouch them, you smile at
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  • them, you think.
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  • What are you doing?"
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  • Are you with me?
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  • Say yes, come on, let me hearyou, if you're with me, say yes.
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  • Why are you spitting?
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  • Now, if somebody walks upto a person who is blind
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  • and starts spitting in theground, do you think that
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  • that's going todraw some attention?
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  • Yes.
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  • I mean, people are comingup, so I think, I think,
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  • just give me some poeticliberty here, I think the
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  • disciples first werethinking, "What are you doing?"
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  • And then I think they werethinking, "Hurry up and do
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  • whatever you're doing.
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  • This is gettingembarrassing.
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  • This is becoming awkward."
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  • See, here's thething about Jesus.
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  • He promises to bless us,but he does not promise to
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  • tell us when or how.
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  • He doesn't promise that,he promises to bless us if
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  • we pursue him in Hebrewschapter 11, verse 6.
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  • It says, "We cannot pleaseGod without faith, for
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  • anyone who comes to himmust believe two things.
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  • Number one,that he exists.
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  • Number two, that hewill reward people who
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  • passionately pursue him.
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  • So, he promises to rewardus if we pursue him, but
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  • he does not promise whenand he does not promise how.
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  • In 2017, I becamespiritually frustrated
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  • because I was reading allof these passages in the
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  • Bible of people who wereexperiencing the tangible
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  • presence of God.
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  • And I had heard so manyother testimonies of
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  • people who experienced thetangible presence of God.
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  • Like, almost like youexperience wind, right?
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  • So, all of us experienceoxygen and air, but when
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  • you feel the air comeblowing at you, that's a
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  • different experience.
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  • And so, I started tellingthe Lord, "Other people
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  • have felt your presence.
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  • Other people have feltyour tangible presence."
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  • Romans chapter 2, verse11, as if he doesn't know
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  • the Scripture, I wouldsay, "God, you do not have
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  • any favorites.
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  • I am going to pray to youevery day with passion.
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  • I'm going to pray to youevery day longer than I've
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  • ever prayed in my lifebecause I want to feel
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  • your presence."
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  • Weeks went by, months wentby, and I would tell the
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  • Lord, "I am not giving up.
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  • I am not giving up."
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  • In Psalms chapter 5, verse3, the psalmist says this,
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  • "Every morning I wake up,I'll be back at it again,
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  • laying the pieces ofmy life on your altar,
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  • waiting for thefire to fall."
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  • And so, I toldthe Lord that.
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  • I said, "Every morning Iwake up, I'll be back at
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  • it again.
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  • I don't want myrelationship with you to
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  • be purely cognitiveonly with my faith.
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  • I want to experience it.
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  • Other people have,I want to as well."
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  • After weeks, after months,even over a year of
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  • praying for this, Iwent to sleep one night.
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  • And as I was sleeping,I don't know if it was a
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  • dream, I don't know if itwas a vision, I don't know
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  • what it was.
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  • I relate to the words thatPaul said, I was--I was
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  • not in my--I don't know ifI was in my body or out of
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  • my body.
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  • But I saw Jesus, I was inhis presence, and I was
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  • crying while I was in hispresence because I had
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  • never, ever, ever feltlove like that in my
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  • entire life.
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  • The love was so real andso thick that it was more
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  • real than anythingI had ever felt.
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  • It was morereal than wind.
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  • And here's the other partof it, I knew as I was
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  • before him that hislove had no end.
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  • I couldn't put it intowords at the time and I
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  • can't put it into wordsnow, but the Scripture in
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  • Colossians chapter1, verse 17 helps me
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  • understand or helps me put intowords what I experienced.
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  • In Colossians 1:17, itsays that he was before
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  • all things.
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  • Everything that was evercreated, he was present
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  • before it was created.
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  • But all things are heldtogether within him,
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  • within him.
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  • So, the same way yourbones and your heart and
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  • your lungs are within you,everything that has ever
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  • been createdis within him.
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  • So, the whole MilkyWay exists within him.
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  • Every single galaxy, all100 billion, and they
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  • think there's actuallymore than that, is within him.
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  • His presence has no end.
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  • There's nothing that existsoutside of his presence.
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  • And so, when you thinkabout how big he is, how
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  • vast he is, then weunderstand Ephesians
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  • chapter 3, verse 18, "Iwish you knew how far and
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  • how wide and how deep andhow high his love is."
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  • These are the things that'slike, "Oh my goodness."
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  • That morning or that evening,my life changed forever.
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  • But it didn't happen theway I thought it was going
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  • to happen, it didn'thappen when I thought it
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  • was going to happen,it didn't happen how I
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  • thought it wasgoing to happen.
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  • I say all that to saythis, whatever your prayer
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  • request is, whether it'sfinancial, whether it's in
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  • your marriage, in yourfamily, I want you to stay
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  • steady on pursuing him.
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  • You don't know how he'sgoing to answer your prayer.
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  • You don't know when he'sgoing to answer your prayer.
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  • But rest assured, he haspromised to reward you if
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  • you continueto pursue him.
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  • Do you receive that today?
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  • Come on, he promised, and so hewipes the mud all over the
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  • guy's face, and then he sayssomething very interesting.
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  • He says, "Okay, go washyourself at the pool."
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  • Go wash yourself.
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  • Now, it's interestingbecause if the man would
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  • have said, "You putthis mud on my face.
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  • I didn't put thismud on my face.
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  • You're asking me to cleanup something that I didn't
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  • even do."
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  • Have you everbeen there before?
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  • "This, I didn't cause thisproblem, she caused,
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  • he caused--"
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  • Are you with me?
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  • "I didn't do this to me,I'm the victim here."
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  • He tells the man who'salready blind to go to a pool.
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  • If he wasn't blind before,the mud is causing a
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  • major problem.
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  • He says, "Go to the pool."
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  • So, he's having to feelhis way to the pool.
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  • I don't know about you,but I know what that feels
  • 00:14:43.502 --> 00:14:47.573
  • like to go and pray, andclose my eyes, and feel my
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  • way to where God istelling me to go.
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  • I don't know, do youwant me to go left?
  • 00:14:54.280 --> 00:14:56.248
  • Do you want meto go right?
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  • Do you want me tokeep my mouth shut?
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  • Do you want meto open my mouth?
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  • We feel our way towardshis presence, towards his will.
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  • So he goes, "Go to thepool and wash your eyes."
  • 00:15:05.891 --> 00:15:09.161
  • See, a lot of times peoplebelieved this lie, it's a
  • 00:15:09.195 --> 00:15:13.666
  • huge lie.
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  • It sounds somethinglike this.
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  • If God wants me tohave it, I'll have it.
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  • If he doesn't want me tohave it, I won't have it.
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  • That's a lie.
  • 00:15:24.410 --> 00:15:26.579
  • It's a huge lie becauseGod may want something for
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  • you and have every desireto give it to you, but
  • 00:15:30.883 --> 00:15:35.454
  • your act of obedience iswhat ignites the miracle.
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  • Are you with me?
  • 00:15:42.828 --> 00:15:45.164
  • Your act of obedience.
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  • What if the guy would'vesaid, "I'm not going to
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  • the pool"?
  • 00:15:50.202 --> 00:15:52.738
  • And he's gothis eyes closed.
  • 00:15:52.772 --> 00:15:54.874
  • "I'm not goingto wash all this.
  • 00:15:54.907 --> 00:15:57.510
  • I'm not going to look likean idiot and crawl all the
  • 00:15:57.543 --> 00:16:00.312
  • way over there."
  • 00:16:00.346 --> 00:16:03.015
  • What if the wedding inCana of Galilee, when Mary
  • 00:16:03.049 --> 00:16:06.986
  • came up to him and said,"We need wine," and then
  • 00:16:07.019 --> 00:16:10.689
  • he looks at the disciplesand says, "Fill up the
  • 00:16:10.723 --> 00:16:13.592
  • water pots with water."
  • 00:16:13.626 --> 00:16:16.529
  • What if the discipleswould've said, "I don't
  • 00:16:16.562 --> 00:16:19.131
  • think you heardher, she said wine.
  • 00:16:19.165 --> 00:16:22.535
  • She said wine.
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  • We're not doing it"?
  • 00:16:24.937 --> 00:16:28.407
  • Would the water haveturned into wine if they
  • 00:16:28.441 --> 00:16:31.143
  • refused to participate?
  • 00:16:31.177 --> 00:16:33.979
  • Would the water haveturned into wine if they
  • 00:16:34.013 --> 00:16:36.482
  • were not obedient?
  • 00:16:36.515 --> 00:16:38.984
  • One time, Jesus showedup late to a funeral.
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  • Lazarus was already dead,he was already in the
  • 00:16:42.555 --> 00:16:45.091
  • grave, they already hadthis big, huge stone
  • 00:16:45.124 --> 00:16:47.460
  • rolled in frontof the grave.
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  • He shows up and he says,"Roll the stone away."
  • 00:16:50.329 --> 00:16:54.633
  • What if they would'vesaid, "No, you're late.
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  • You're late, you weresupposed to be here three
  • 00:17:00.840 --> 00:17:03.476
  • days ago.
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  • You're late.
  • 00:17:05.678 --> 00:17:07.947
  • No, we're not rolling thestone away, you roll the
  • 00:17:07.980 --> 00:17:10.116
  • stone away.
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  • You're God, youcan do anything.
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  • If we're supposed to haveit, we're going to have it."
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  • Do you think that Lazaruswould've come back to life
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  • if they would've refusedtheir part in the miracle?
  • 00:17:19.558 --> 00:17:23.629
  • One time, Jesus showed upon the Sea of Galilee, he
  • 00:17:23.662 --> 00:17:26.499
  • was in disguise, and thedisciples had been fishing
  • 00:17:26.532 --> 00:17:29.468
  • all night long andcaught nothing.
  • 00:17:29.502 --> 00:17:33.739
  • And he shouts out from thebeach, "Hey guys, throw
  • 00:17:33.772 --> 00:17:37.810
  • your nets on the rightside of the boat."
  • 00:17:37.843 --> 00:17:42.748
  • What if the discipleswould've said, "Hey, mind
  • 00:17:42.781 --> 00:17:46.085
  • your own business.
  • 00:17:46.118 --> 00:17:49.321
  • We're the ones fishing.
  • 00:17:49.355 --> 00:17:51.924
  • We're the onesfishing here.
  • 00:17:51.957 --> 00:17:54.126
  • We've been fishingsince we were children.
  • 00:17:54.160 --> 00:17:56.195
  • Mind your own business.
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  • Stay in yo lane."
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  • Right?
  • 00:18:01.200 --> 00:18:04.436
  • If they would have donethat, then they would have
  • 00:18:04.470 --> 00:18:07.106
  • never caught all thethousands of fish that
  • 00:18:07.139 --> 00:18:10.109
  • they did catch when theywere obedient and threw
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  • the nets onthe other side.
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  • A couple weeks ago, I was inAlabama preaching at a church.
  • 00:18:15.748 --> 00:18:18.617
  • And while I was preaching,I had this thought, this
  • 00:18:18.651 --> 00:18:22.688
  • impression that the Lordwanted to heal someone who
  • 00:18:22.721 --> 00:18:26.692
  • had a torn rotator cuff.
  • 00:18:26.725 --> 00:18:29.395
  • I had the impression, butI just kept on speaking, I
  • 00:18:29.428 --> 00:18:32.898
  • kept on giving my message.
  • 00:18:32.932 --> 00:18:35.334
  • I was not 100% surethat it was God.
  • 00:18:35.367 --> 00:18:39.538
  • There was a part of me,I was like wrestling back
  • 00:18:39.572 --> 00:18:41.874
  • and forth, "Did God saythat to me or did I just
  • 00:18:41.907 --> 00:18:44.743
  • think it?"
  • 00:18:44.777 --> 00:18:46.745
  • And so, I'm going back andforth and I--so, I just
  • 00:18:46.779 --> 00:18:49.014
  • finally said, "Hey, Ithink God spoke to me, but
  • 00:18:49.048 --> 00:18:51.884
  • I'm not sure, so there'sonly one way to find out.
  • 00:18:51.917 --> 00:18:54.386
  • Is there anyone here thathas a torn rotator cuff?
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  • Because if you do, Ibelieve the Lord told me
  • 00:18:58.824 --> 00:19:01.060
  • he wants to heal you.
  • 00:19:01.093 --> 00:19:03.262
  • Is there anyone here?"
  • 00:19:03.295 --> 00:19:05.397
  • And on the sixth row,this young lady, she looks
  • 00:19:05.431 --> 00:19:07.266
  • about 30 years old,she started going.
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  • When she started wavingher hand, my faith went
  • 00:19:10.669 --> 00:19:15.407
  • through the roof.
  • 00:19:15.441 --> 00:19:18.177
  • It went through the roof.
  • 00:19:18.210 --> 00:19:20.412
  • I thought, "Yes."
  • 00:19:20.446 --> 00:19:22.448
  • My faith was so high,I said, "Come down here
  • 00:19:22.481 --> 00:19:24.316
  • right now, rightnow, right now."
  • 00:19:24.350 --> 00:19:26.385
  • The whole church was like,"What is about to happen?"
  • 00:19:26.418 --> 00:19:30.222
  • So, we prayed for her forabout 15 seconds, I just
  • 00:19:30.256 --> 00:19:32.825
  • made sure we said, "Jesus,Jesus" a whole bunch.
  • 00:19:32.858 --> 00:19:35.928
  • And then I said, "Well,go ahead and test it.
  • 00:19:35.961 --> 00:19:39.398
  • Let's see ifJesus healed you."
  • 00:19:39.431 --> 00:19:41.433
  • This was like two weeksago or a week ago, I can't
  • 00:19:41.467 --> 00:19:43.402
  • remember when it was, goahead and--so, she starts
  • 00:19:43.435 --> 00:19:45.471
  • raising both hands realslow because she doesn't
  • 00:19:45.504 --> 00:19:47.673
  • want to hurt herself, soshe raised it real slow.
  • 00:19:47.706 --> 00:19:49.775
  • And all of a sudden, her eyesstarted getting bigger.
  • 00:19:49.808 --> 00:19:51.677
  • She raises them both allthe way up, she crosses
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  • her fingers like this, andstarts pulling it behind
  • 00:19:54.913 --> 00:19:57.182
  • her head.
  • 00:19:57.216 --> 00:19:59.151
  • And I'm thinking tomyself, "I would get a
  • 00:19:59.184 --> 00:20:00.953
  • torn rotator cuffif I did that."
  • 00:20:00.986 --> 00:20:03.289
  • So, all of a sudden, sheputs her hands down, she
  • 00:20:03.322 --> 00:20:05.491
  • starts crying, her headdrops, the presence of God
  • 00:20:05.524 --> 00:20:08.227
  • was all over.
  • 00:20:08.260 --> 00:20:09.995
  • She was completely healed.
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  • And now, if that wasn'tenough, the faith in the
  • 00:20:11.997 --> 00:20:14.366
  • room went throughthe ceiling.
  • 00:20:14.400 --> 00:20:16.702
  • There were healings andmiracles started popping
  • 00:20:16.735 --> 00:20:19.471
  • everywhere throughoutthe sanctuary.
  • 00:20:19.505 --> 00:20:21.807
  • Now, let me askyou a question.
  • 00:20:21.840 --> 00:20:24.109
  • Would that young lady havegotten healed if while I
  • 00:20:24.143 --> 00:20:27.246
  • was preaching, I said tomyself, "I don't think
  • 00:20:27.279 --> 00:20:30.115
  • that's God.
  • 00:20:30.149 --> 00:20:31.984
  • I'm going to stay on thesafe side of the street"?
  • 00:20:32.017 --> 00:20:34.687
  • Would she havegotten healed?
  • 00:20:34.720 --> 00:20:37.122
  • Would she have gottenhealed if she did not go?
  • 00:20:37.156 --> 00:20:41.460
  • Would the others in thesanctuary have gotten
  • 00:20:41.493 --> 00:20:45.130
  • healed if shedidn't come down?
  • 00:20:45.164 --> 00:20:48.534
  • Here's the principle, acts ofobedience ignites miracles.
  • 00:20:48.567 --> 00:20:54.206
  • There's a Scripture inHebrews chapter 10, verse
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  • 16 where it says that hehas a new covenant with
  • 00:20:57.743 --> 00:21:00.679
  • us, very different thanthe one that he had with
  • 00:21:00.713 --> 00:21:04.350
  • people in theOld Testament.
  • 00:21:04.383 --> 00:21:06.719
  • It says that he haswritten his laws on our
  • 00:21:06.752 --> 00:21:09.922
  • mind and he placedthem in our hearts.
  • 00:21:09.955 --> 00:21:13.892
  • So, sometimes we will feelthe Lord tell us, "Stop
  • 00:21:13.926 --> 00:21:17.863
  • saying that, don'twear that, be quiet,
  • 00:21:17.896 --> 00:21:25.404
  • ask for forgiveness."
  • 00:21:25.437 --> 00:21:28.107
  • Other times, he'llsay, "Stay quiet."
  • 00:21:28.140 --> 00:21:31.377
  • And then another day,he'll say, "Open your mouth.
  • 00:21:31.410 --> 00:21:34.847
  • Say something,do something."
  • 00:21:34.880 --> 00:21:37.516
  • We have to respond to thatbecause acts of obedience
  • 00:21:37.549 --> 00:21:42.588
  • ignites miracles.
  • 00:21:42.621 --> 00:21:44.590
  • Are you with me?
  • 00:21:44.623 --> 00:21:46.024
  • Say yes, absolutely.
  • 00:21:46.058 --> 00:21:49.027
  • All right, so this ishow the story ends.
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  • The gentleman comes upto the Pharisees, the
  • 00:21:52.831 --> 00:21:56.602
  • Pharisees want to judge thelegitimacy of the miracle.
  • 00:21:56.635 --> 00:22:00.072
  • They said, "Whoheals you?"
  • 00:22:00.105 --> 00:22:02.341
  • He says--he said,"Jesus healed me."
  • 00:22:02.374 --> 00:22:04.676
  • They said back,"Who is he?"
  • 00:22:04.710 --> 00:22:06.845
  • And he goes, "I thinkhe's a prophet."
  • 00:22:06.879 --> 00:22:09.114
  • They said back to him,"Well, we think he's a sinner."
  • 00:22:09.148 --> 00:22:11.417
  • He says back to thePharisees, "He might be."
  • 00:22:11.450 --> 00:22:14.620
  • This guy got healed andhis faith level is lower
  • 00:22:14.653 --> 00:22:20.325
  • than zero.
  • 00:22:20.359 --> 00:22:22.995
  • The next time you think toyourself, "God's not going
  • 00:22:23.028 --> 00:22:25.197
  • to move in my life becauseI don't have enough
  • 00:22:25.230 --> 00:22:27.132
  • faith," I want youto think of this guy.
  • 00:22:27.166 --> 00:22:30.068
  • Here's something that'svery fascinating.
  • 00:22:30.102 --> 00:22:33.405
  • Sometimes, God healspeople with no faith.
  • 00:22:33.439 --> 00:22:35.941
  • Sometimes, he heals peoplewith a lot of faith.
  • 00:22:35.974 --> 00:22:38.143
  • But the common denominatorbetween all miracles is
  • 00:22:38.177 --> 00:22:40.846
  • the presence ofJesus was there.
  • 00:22:40.879 --> 00:22:43.782
  • When you and I are inthe presence of Jesus,
  • 00:22:43.816 --> 00:22:46.185
  • anything can happen.
  • 00:22:46.218 --> 00:22:48.520
  • When Isaiah was in thepresence of Jesus in
  • 00:22:48.554 --> 00:22:50.856
  • Isaiah chapter 6, it saysthis, "And then I saw a
  • 00:22:50.889 --> 00:22:55.494
  • seraphim, an angel, flyingto me with a coal off the altar.
  • 00:22:55.527 --> 00:23:02.901
  • He touched my lips withthe coal and he said, 'See
  • 00:23:02.935 --> 00:23:08.373
  • now, all your guilt hasbeen removed and your sins
  • 00:23:08.407 --> 00:23:12.711
  • have been forgiven.'
  • 00:23:12.744 --> 00:23:15.380
  • And then he heard the Lord say,'Whom shall I send for us?
  • 00:23:15.414 --> 00:23:21.253
  • Who will go tothese people?'
  • 00:23:21.286 --> 00:23:23.722
  • And Isaiah said,'Send me, God.'"
  • 00:23:23.755 --> 00:23:27.426
  • What happened in thepresence of God?
  • 00:23:27.459 --> 00:23:30.095
  • All of his sins wereremoved, all of his guilt
  • 00:23:30.128 --> 00:23:33.031
  • was taken away, and theplan and purpose for his
  • 00:23:33.065 --> 00:23:37.169
  • life had unfolded.
  • 00:23:37.202 --> 00:23:40.205
  • When you and I are in hispresence, when we stay
  • 00:23:40.239 --> 00:23:45.010
  • focused on alignment, Godunfolds our assignment.
  • 00:23:45.043 --> 00:23:52.484
  • Do you receive that today?
  • 00:23:52.518 --> 00:23:54.019
  • Come on, put yourhands together.
  • 00:23:54.052 --> 00:23:55.487
  • Do you receive that today?
  • 00:23:55.521 --> 00:23:57.289
  • Frankie: Hello, my nameis Frankie Mazzapica.
  • 00:24:00.092 --> 00:24:01.393
  • Thank you for giving me anopportunity to speak into
  • 00:24:01.426 --> 00:24:03.729
  • your life today.
  • 00:24:03.762 --> 00:24:05.230
  • I'd like to encourageyou to order this series,
  • 00:24:05.264 --> 00:24:07.566
  • "There is More."
  • 00:24:07.599 --> 00:24:09.234
  • I know it will stretchyour faith and strengthen
  • 00:24:09.268 --> 00:24:12.638
  • your prayer life.
  • 00:24:12.671 --> 00:24:14.773
  • At the conclusion of allof our services here at
  • 00:24:14.806 --> 00:24:16.708
  • Celebration Church, wealways pray for people who
  • 00:24:16.742 --> 00:24:19.378
  • need a healingin their body.
  • 00:24:19.411 --> 00:24:21.380
  • Consequently, we'realways seeing miracles.
  • 00:24:21.413 --> 00:24:24.449
  • I hope this next testimonyencourages you to believe
  • 00:24:24.483 --> 00:24:27.719
  • God for miraclesin your own life.
  • 00:24:27.753 --> 00:24:30.689
  • Lula: Hi, my name is Lula,and I had been suffering
  • 00:24:30.722 --> 00:24:34.927
  • with pain in my neck.
  • 00:24:34.960 --> 00:24:38.196
  • I was diagnosed with twodiscs that was in my neck
  • 00:24:38.230 --> 00:24:44.903
  • that was out forover five years.
  • 00:24:44.937 --> 00:24:47.773
  • It had been about a monthago on a Sunday at the
  • 00:24:47.806 --> 00:24:51.209
  • 10:15 service, PastorFrankie had said, "Anyone
  • 00:24:51.243 --> 00:24:56.782
  • that has been sufferingwith neck pain, can you
  • 00:24:56.815 --> 00:25:01.253
  • come down for prayers?"
  • 00:25:01.286 --> 00:25:04.156
  • Well, prior coming tochurch, I had got on my
  • 00:25:04.189 --> 00:25:06.692
  • knees and Icalled out to God.
  • 00:25:06.725 --> 00:25:11.363
  • And I cried out to himstating that I can't do
  • 00:25:11.396 --> 00:25:14.466
  • this anymore.
  • 00:25:14.499 --> 00:25:16.535
  • The pain was so severebecause I was on pain
  • 00:25:16.568 --> 00:25:18.704
  • medication and alsodoing over the counter
  • 00:25:18.737 --> 00:25:20.973
  • medication for my neck.
  • 00:25:21.006 --> 00:25:24.509
  • So, when Pastor Frankieasked for, you know,
  • 00:25:24.543 --> 00:25:28.113
  • whoever was having painin the neck come down for
  • 00:25:28.146 --> 00:25:30.515
  • prayers, my husband tappedme, he said, "We need to go."
  • 00:25:30.549 --> 00:25:34.953
  • And of course, you alwayswant to be in denial, you
  • 00:25:34.987 --> 00:25:37.990
  • know, "Not me."
  • 00:25:38.023 --> 00:25:40.792
  • So, I started walking.
  • 00:25:40.826 --> 00:25:43.362
  • And as I'm walking, I'mtalking to myself, "You're
  • 00:25:43.395 --> 00:25:47.866
  • walking, but you're notgoing to get healed.
  • 00:25:47.899 --> 00:25:50.035
  • I don't know whyyou're going."
  • 00:25:50.068 --> 00:25:53.672
  • But I said, "I'm goingto--I'm going to do this.
  • 00:25:53.705 --> 00:25:56.141
  • I need this.
  • 00:25:56.174 --> 00:25:58.644
  • I'm tired, and I'm tiredbeing in pain, and I'm
  • 00:25:58.677 --> 00:26:00.946
  • tired taking medication.
  • 00:26:00.979 --> 00:26:03.315
  • I've been doing this forso long and the pain is
  • 00:26:03.348 --> 00:26:05.550
  • just getting worse."
  • 00:26:05.584 --> 00:26:08.186
  • So, I walked down here.
  • 00:26:08.220 --> 00:26:10.656
  • And when I got to thefront, to the altar, I was
  • 00:26:10.689 --> 00:26:13.091
  • listening to the praisemusic, and Pastor Frankie
  • 00:26:13.125 --> 00:26:15.727
  • was praying for theother individuals.
  • 00:26:15.761 --> 00:26:18.864
  • And I startedpraying for myself.
  • 00:26:18.897 --> 00:26:21.700
  • My neck started gettingwarm, and I continued to
  • 00:26:21.733 --> 00:26:25.537
  • pray, and my knees startedshaking, and I had chills
  • 00:26:25.570 --> 00:26:31.276
  • all over my body.
  • 00:26:31.309 --> 00:26:33.645
  • And as I started to movemy neck, 'cause before I
  • 00:26:33.679 --> 00:26:35.914
  • couldn't really move likeon the right side of my
  • 00:26:35.947 --> 00:26:38.183
  • neck, but I startedmoving my neck.
  • 00:26:38.216 --> 00:26:40.686
  • And when I started movingmy neck at this point,
  • 00:26:40.719 --> 00:26:42.921
  • Pastor Frankie wasstanding in front of me.
  • 00:26:42.954 --> 00:26:45.691
  • And when he stood in frontof me, he looked directly
  • 00:26:45.724 --> 00:26:48.026
  • at me in the eyes and hesaid, "You're healed."
  • 00:26:48.060 --> 00:26:52.497
  • And I looked at him andI said, "Yes, I am."
  • 00:26:52.531 --> 00:26:55.734
  • And I started crying andgiving praise to Almighty
  • 00:26:55.767 --> 00:26:57.903
  • God for healing me.
  • 00:26:57.936 --> 00:27:01.540
  • ♪♪♪
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  • ♪ Over and over ♪
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  • ♪ Pouring your love likeoil, I am yours now ♪
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  • ♪ Nothing comparesto your great love ♪
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  • ♪ Your great love ♪♪
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