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Hope For Santa Fe Part 2

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January 31, 2021
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Hope Generation as a whole; deals out hope galore; as our Hope Generator speaker; Ben Courson shares the holy optimism found in the Creator of the Universe; who's title is actually "The God of Hope."

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  • - What a wild andwonderful world we live in,
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  • a land of Rivendell andNarnia all wrapped into one.
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  • My friends and I set outfor Brookings, Oregon,
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  • we explored a waterfalland the forest rivers
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  • and adventured intothe deeps of the woods.
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  • The tallest trees weknow of in our universe
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  • surrounded us as we exploredthe secrets of the forest
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  • God hid in his creation.
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  • It is the glory of Godto conceal a matter,
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  • but it is the glory of kingsto search out a matter.
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  • Romans 1:20 says,
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  • "For his invisible attributes,
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  • "namely his eternalpower and divine nature
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  • "have been clearly perceived
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  • "ever since thecreation of the world,
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  • "in the things thathave been made."
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  • Why stay stuck inside
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  • when there is a wardrobeto pass through?
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  • Maybe our world doesn't haveGod's fingerprints on it,
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  • but this is God's worldwith our fingerprints on it.
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  • It looks like it'stime for an adventure.
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  • - Are you okay?
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  • Are you sure, God did that hurt?
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  • - Not like that.
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  • - This one verse couldchange the world.
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  • This one verse couldchange the valley.
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  • If we sought not tohate one another,
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  • to argue one another,
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  • with wranglings and disputingsand Facebook postings.
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  • If we instead sought todisseminate grace and peace,
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  • couldn't this world change?
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  • Paul uses grace over ahundred times in his letters
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  • and in every singlebook that he writes,
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  • grace and peace.
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  • Paul takes each oftheir greetings, grace,
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  • Greek, eirene, orshalom, Hebrew.
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  • And he brings themtogether and says,
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  • you guys are one in the Lord.
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  • Think of these twowords, grace and peace
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  • in all of your conversations.
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  • That's your goal,that's your goal.
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  • Because this isn'tjust a greeting like,
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  • oh, let's read over it,
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  • this is a priestly blessing.
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  • Everyone say grace andpeace, grace and peace.
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  • Let's spread charisand eirene and shalom
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  • to everyone around us
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  • because this will bringabout the manifest presence
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  • of the kingdom ofGod, all around us.
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  • You're watching Hope Generation,
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  • and I'm your host, Ben Courson.
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  • And today concludes the teaching
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  • that I gave in Rancho, Santa Fe,
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  • in the greater San Diegoarea to infiltrate it
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  • with an extra dose of hope.
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  • Because suicide was thesecond leading cause of death
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  • in my age group in 2017,
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  • it's on my heart toshare this message of joy
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  • with our generation.
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  • There's all theseverses of the Bible
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  • that people don't know about.
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  • Did you know, in the Bible,
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  • there's a verse whereIsaiah says to the king,
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  • "Your palace is a hut anda field of cucumbers."
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  • Like did you knowthat was in the Bible?
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  • There's so muchgoing on in the Bible
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  • beyond just Romans 8:28.
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  • What I'm saying is, listen,
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  • there are over 3.500promises in the Bible.
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  • If you're willing togo a little deeper
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  • and find these,
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  • these will give you so much hope
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  • to meet however many problemsyou might have, over 3.500.
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  • How many of them do you know?
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  • These are yours for the taking.
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  • You go from glory toglory, grace to grace,
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  • strength to strength,as your days are,
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  • so shall your strength be.
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  • He turns your sorrow into joy,
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  • your mourning into dancing,
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  • puts off your sackcloth,
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  • and girds you with gladness,
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  • gives you the garments of praise
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  • in exchange for thespirit of heaviness.
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  • Weeping may endurefor the night,
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  • but joy comes in the morning.
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  • If you sow in tears, thenyou will reap in joy.
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  • Then was our mouthfilled with laughter,
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  • for they said,among the heathens,
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  • the Lord hath donegreat things for them.
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  • We don't know what to do,
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  • but our eyes are on you
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  • for the Lord can saveby many or by few.
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  • Is his arm too shortthat it cannot save?
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  • Is his ear too dull,that it cannot hear?
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  • Thou shalt be thehead, not the tail,
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  • thou shalt beabove, not beneath,
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  • be still and know that I am God
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  • for I will be exaltedamong the nations.
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  • As you meditate day andnight on the law of God,
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  • you'll be like a treeplanted by rivers of water,
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  • bringing forthfruit in your season
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  • so that your leafwill not wither.
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  • And whatever youdo, will prosper.
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  • Psalm 20, "May the Lord grantyou your heart's desire."
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  • Psalm 21:2, "TheLord has granted me
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  • "the desires of my heart."
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  • Psalm 37:4, "Delightyourself also in the Lord
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  • "and he will give you thedesires of your heart."
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  • Psalm 145:19,
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  • "He will fulfill the desireof those who fear him.
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  • "He will also hear theircry and save them."
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  • Proverbs 10:24,
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  • "The desire of therighteous will be granted."
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  • Proverbs 10:22,
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  • "The blessing of theLord makes one rich
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  • "and he adds no sorrow with it."
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  • Psalm 3:6, "I will not beafraid of 10.000 of people
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  • "who have set themselvesagainst me on all sides
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  • "for the Lord is mylight and my salvation
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  • "whom shall I fear?
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  • "The Lord is thestrength of my life,
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  • "of whom shall I be afraid?
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  • "Even if my fatherand mother forsake me
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  • "then the Lord willtake care of me.
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  • "For the Lord, my Godin the midst of me,
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  • "he is mighty, he will save,
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  • "he will rest in his love, hewill rejoice over us with joy,
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  • "he will rejoiceover us with singing,
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  • "he will restore the yearsthat the locusts have eaten.
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  • "Jesus said, lo Iam with you always,
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  • "even unto theending of the age.
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  • "I will never leaveyou nor forsake you."
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  • Jesus said, "Blessedare the poor in spirit
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  • "for theirs is theKingdom of Heaven.
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  • "Blessed are those who mournfor they shall be comforted.
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  • "Blessed are the meek, forthey shall inherit the earth.
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  • "Blessed are those who hungerand thirst for righteousness
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  • "for they shall be filled.
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  • "Blessed are the merciful,for they shall receive mercy.
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  • "Blessed are the pure inheart, for they shall see God.
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  • "Blessed are the peacemakers,
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  • "for they shall becalled sons of God.
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  • "Blessed are thosewho are persecuted
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  • "for righteousness' sake,
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  • "for theirs is thekingdom of heaven."
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  • "Blessed are you,
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  • "when men revile youand persecute you
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  • "and say all manner ofevil against you falsely,
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  • "for my sake, rejoiceand be exceedingly glad.
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  • "For so they persecuted theprophets who came before you
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  • "because God worksall things together
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  • "for the good ofthose who love him
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  • "and are the calledaccording to his purpose.
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  • Now, these things thatwere written a four time
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  • were written for our learning,
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  • that through the patience andcomfort of the scriptures,
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  • we might have hope.
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  • Now may the God of hope, fillyou with all joy and peace
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  • and believing,
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  • that you may abound in hope
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  • through the powerof the Holy Spirit.
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  • Finally, brethren,whatsoever things are true,
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  • noble, lovely, just, pure,virtuous and praiseworthy,
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  • meditate on these things
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  • and the God of peacewill be with you.
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  • Let patience haveits perfect work,
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  • that you might be perfect andcomplete, lacking nothing.
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  • I waited patiently for the Lord.
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  • He inclined and heard my cry.
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  • He brought my feetout of the pit,
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  • out of the myry clay.
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  • This is the confidencethat we have in him.
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  • That if we ask anythingaccording to hiswill, he hears us.
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  • And if we know that he hears us,
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  • we know that wehave the petitions
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  • that we have asked of him.
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  • We might be hardpressed on every side
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  • but we are not crushed.
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  • We might be perplexed,but we are not in despair.
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  • We might be persecuted,but we are not forsaken,
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  • because the God whobegins a good work in you
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  • will be faithful to completeit unto the day of Christ.
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  • Now unto him, who is ableto do exceeding abundantly
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  • above all we could ask or think,
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  • according to the powerthat is at work within us,
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  • God cannot lie.
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  • And all the promises of Godin him are yes and amen.
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  • Come on.
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  • The Bible says work hardand become a leader,
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  • be lazy and become a slave.
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  • Proverb says, "Hardwork means prosperity,
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  • "only fools idleaway their time."
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  • A lot of people thinkwork is a curse.
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  • If that's your theology,
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  • you're going to be depressed40 hours out of the week.
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  • Like from nine to five,
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  • you're going to bedepressed every weekday.
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  • But the Bible does notsay work is a curse.
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  • In fact, God called Adamand Eve to be gardeners
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  • long before they ever atefrom the forbidden fruit,
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  • before original sinwas original blessing.
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  • The curse is thatthey had to work
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  • by the sweat of theirbrow by plucking up weeds.
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  • And they were expelledfrom the garden.
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  • So Jesus who'scalled the last Adam,
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  • goes back into a garden,the garden of Gethsemane.
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  • And the first place,the last Adam bleeds
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  • is from the sweat of his brow,
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  • when he sweat greatdrops of blood,
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  • to reverse the curseand redeem Adam's work,
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  • which means your work matters,
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  • hone your craft,whatever your craft is,
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  • whatever your talentis, hone that gift.
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  • Because rather than waitingfor opportunities to roll up,
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  • we got to roll up our sleeves.
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  • God has given you a gift.
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  • He's given you atalent, practice it.
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  • Jesus said,
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  • "To him who has,more will be given,
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  • "to him who has not,
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  • "even what little he doeshave, will be taken away."
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  • If you sow into your ability,you will grow in your ability.
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  • If you don't useit, you'll lose it.
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  • Dream cast, visionare,
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  • and pursue your godly goalswith alacritous fervor.
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  • Paul told Timothy,
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  • "Stir up the giftthat is within you
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  • "and fan it into flames."
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  • Ecclesiastes 9:10 says.
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  • "Whatever you do, do well"
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  • Teaming up with my friendsin California this week
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  • to stir up our gifts hasbeen more than entertaining,
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  • it's been enlightening.
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  • My friends and I areseeking to use our passions
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  • to advance the forwardprogress of the march
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  • of the kingdom of God.
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  • We are called touse our gifts well,
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  • we are on a missionto work our craft,
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  • party with a purpose,
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  • lead a life of fun with meaning,
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  • and meet loads of newpeople, one-on-one,
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  • to emanate thedivine love to them.
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  • Join our squad, use your gifts
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  • in service of a larger mission.
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  • Join forces with the angelsand pull the heavens down
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  • to your corner of the world,
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  • by honing your skillwith deft aptitude.
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  • Let some in the verystrength of heaven,
  • 00:10:50.956 --> 00:10:53.325
  • put wheels on ourtalents, and skate on.
  • 00:10:53.325 --> 00:10:57.363
  • We'll return for more oftoday's message after this.
  • 00:10:57.363 --> 00:11:00.332
  • Speaking at Labor of LoveFestival reinforced within me
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  • the reason why Paul's itchy feet
  • 00:11:08.908 --> 00:11:12.545
  • carried him strategicallyto the coastal regions
  • 00:11:12.545 --> 00:11:15.881
  • and megalopolis urban coresto spread his message.
  • 00:11:15.881 --> 00:11:19.518
  • If you can impact the beaches,
  • 00:11:23.089 --> 00:11:25.591
  • you infiltrate inland,
  • 00:11:25.591 --> 00:11:27.660
  • because the country takes itscultural cues from the coast.
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  • Getting to do interviews,use the radio waves,
  • 00:11:34.834 --> 00:11:37.837
  • inundate social media,and share hope to crowds
  • 00:11:37.837 --> 00:11:40.806
  • in Huntington Beachwith my friends,
  • 00:11:40.806 --> 00:11:42.842
  • reminded me that themost powerful army
  • 00:11:42.842 --> 00:11:45.911
  • is a generationthat never quits.
  • 00:11:45.911 --> 00:11:48.914
  • Pain makes us strongerand tears make us braver
  • 00:11:48.914 --> 00:11:52.351
  • and heartbreak makes us wiser.
  • 00:11:52.351 --> 00:11:54.220
  • Don't give up onthe young people.
  • 00:11:54.220 --> 00:11:56.355
  • We are winning back our world.
  • 00:11:56.355 --> 00:11:58.457
  • We're winning back our country
  • 00:11:58.457 --> 00:12:00.159
  • and we're winning back ourcoasts, one city at a time.
  • 00:12:00.159 --> 00:12:04.530
  • - If God doesn'tbuild the house,
  • 00:12:11.070 --> 00:12:12.872
  • the builders only build shacks.
  • 00:12:12.872 --> 00:12:15.141
  • If God doesn't guard the city
  • 00:12:15.141 --> 00:12:16.976
  • the nightwatchmanmight as well nap.
  • 00:12:16.976 --> 00:12:19.278
  • It's useless to riseearly and go to bed late
  • 00:12:19.278 --> 00:12:21.814
  • and work your worriedfingers to the bone.
  • 00:12:21.814 --> 00:12:24.483
  • Don't you know, he enjoysgiving rest to those he loves?
  • 00:12:24.483 --> 00:12:28.120
  • Psalm 127, verseone through two,
  • 00:12:28.120 --> 00:12:31.390
  • being busy doesn't alwaysmean being productive.
  • 00:12:31.390 --> 00:12:34.593
  • If you're burnt out, I'vegot hope filled news for you.
  • 00:12:34.593 --> 00:12:38.030
  • God loves you
  • 00:12:38.030 --> 00:12:39.465
  • and he wants to giverest to all who are weary
  • 00:12:39.465 --> 00:12:41.300
  • and heavy-laden.
  • 00:12:41.300 --> 00:12:42.902
  • God's saying, partner withme in all that you do,
  • 00:12:42.902 --> 00:12:45.905
  • I will renew yourstrength and sustain you.
  • 00:12:45.905 --> 00:12:48.741
  • And I will be yourunfailing source
  • 00:12:48.741 --> 00:12:50.509
  • of inspiration and drive.
  • 00:12:50.509 --> 00:12:52.144
  • As you chase after thedreams, desires, and passions
  • 00:12:52.144 --> 00:12:55.080
  • I've placed inside you.
  • 00:12:55.080 --> 00:12:56.315
  • - Have you ever noticed how Paul
  • 00:12:58.584 --> 00:13:00.019
  • used a lot of sports metaphors?
  • 00:13:00.019 --> 00:13:02.621
  • There were the Pan-Ioniangames in Ephesus
  • 00:13:02.621 --> 00:13:05.024
  • where he was riding,
  • 00:13:05.024 --> 00:13:05.958
  • the Isthmian Games in Corinth,
  • 00:13:05.958 --> 00:13:08.127
  • the Olympic games in Athens.
  • 00:13:08.127 --> 00:13:09.962
  • Paul talked about the mastery,
  • 00:13:09.962 --> 00:13:11.764
  • he talked about wrestling,
  • 00:13:11.764 --> 00:13:13.165
  • he talked about fighting,
  • 00:13:13.165 --> 00:13:14.500
  • he talked about shadow boxing,
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  • he talked about longdistance running,
  • 00:13:16.235 --> 00:13:18.137
  • he talked about sprinting.
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  • Philippians 3,
  • 00:13:19.605 --> 00:13:20.806
  • Epic tine amanos,which was track term.
  • 00:13:20.806 --> 00:13:22.775
  • Paul was very much into sports.
  • 00:13:22.775 --> 00:13:25.477
  • There's something very powerful
  • 00:13:25.477 --> 00:13:27.513
  • about athletically pushingyour body to its limits,
  • 00:13:27.513 --> 00:13:32.084
  • because when you do so, yourbody activates endorphins
  • 00:13:32.084 --> 00:13:36.589
  • which trigger and unleashopioid receptors in your brain,
  • 00:13:36.589 --> 00:13:41.594
  • which help minimize discomfortand our natural painkillers
  • 00:13:43.028 --> 00:13:46.031
  • akin to the drug, morphine.
  • 00:13:46.031 --> 00:13:48.334
  • So that research has nowfound that a 40 minute jog
  • 00:13:48.334 --> 00:13:51.704
  • has the same impact on yourbrain as an antidepressant.
  • 00:13:51.704 --> 00:13:55.274
  • That's what science tells us.
  • 00:13:55.274 --> 00:13:56.475
  • We are warriors.
  • 00:13:56.475 --> 00:13:58.043
  • We were made for battleforged by adversity.
  • 00:14:01.914 --> 00:14:05.351
  • That is why fewthings make me happier
  • 00:14:05.351 --> 00:14:07.419
  • than doing regular Navy SEALtraining with Chad Williams,
  • 00:14:07.419 --> 00:14:11.090
  • the legendary warriorfrom SEAL Team one
  • 00:14:11.090 --> 00:14:13.192
  • and SEAL Team seven.
  • 00:14:13.192 --> 00:14:14.727
  • The only easy day was yesterday.
  • 00:14:14.727 --> 00:14:17.663
  • There no shortcuts,
  • 00:14:19.932 --> 00:14:21.867
  • spending over three hoursstraight of pure bodily hades,
  • 00:14:21.867 --> 00:14:26.572
  • day after day startsto make us invincible.
  • 00:14:26.572 --> 00:14:30.175
  • Paul told us to endurehardships as good soldiers.
  • 00:14:30.175 --> 00:14:34.380
  • Our God is a man of war,
  • 00:14:34.380 --> 00:14:35.848
  • so we will follow himto the Gates of Hades.
  • 00:14:35.848 --> 00:14:38.450
  • And we will win becausewe are soldiers.
  • 00:14:38.450 --> 00:14:41.287
  • When the Bible calls theLord, the God of Hosts,
  • 00:14:41.287 --> 00:14:43.956
  • it literally means thegeneral of the armies.
  • 00:14:43.956 --> 00:14:47.793
  • We have the most powerfulcommander in the universe
  • 00:14:47.793 --> 00:14:50.796
  • fighting for us.
  • 00:14:50.796 --> 00:14:52.097
  • So, into the breachesonce more, friends.
  • 00:14:52.097 --> 00:14:56.068
  • Rewrite your story,
  • 00:14:57.536 --> 00:14:58.938
  • are you going through amillennial quarter-life crisis?
  • 00:14:58.938 --> 00:15:02.007
  • You have lost the plot.
  • 00:15:02.007 --> 00:15:04.043
  • I have good news.
  • 00:15:04.043 --> 00:15:05.311
  • The Bible says Jesus isthe author of our faith.
  • 00:15:05.311 --> 00:15:07.646
  • The book of Psalm says,
  • 00:15:07.646 --> 00:15:08.881
  • "All our days arewritten in his book."
  • 00:15:08.881 --> 00:15:11.717
  • He is a master at retellingand rewriting your story.
  • 00:15:11.717 --> 00:15:15.754
  • Do you ever feel likeyou're losing the plot?
  • 00:15:15.754 --> 00:15:17.623
  • You don't know whereyour narrative's going?
  • 00:15:17.623 --> 00:15:19.425
  • You wonder if a happy endingwill ever be unfolding
  • 00:15:19.425 --> 00:15:22.461
  • Let me remind you ofthe story of Israel.
  • 00:15:22.461 --> 00:15:24.496
  • They started offas a baby in Egypt,
  • 00:15:26.231 --> 00:15:28.867
  • they then went throughwater, the Red Sea,
  • 00:15:28.867 --> 00:15:30.669
  • to wander in thewilderness for 40 years.
  • 00:15:30.669 --> 00:15:32.905
  • So too Jesus startedin Egypt as a baby,
  • 00:15:32.905 --> 00:15:36.041
  • went through water,the Jordan river,
  • 00:15:36.041 --> 00:15:37.977
  • to wander in thewilderness for 40 days,
  • 00:15:37.977 --> 00:15:40.045
  • who writes this?
  • 00:15:40.045 --> 00:15:41.280
  • Matthew, he was writingto a Jewish audience,
  • 00:15:41.280 --> 00:15:43.382
  • drawing parallels betweenIsrael's story and Jesus' story.
  • 00:15:43.382 --> 00:15:46.986
  • Israel died in the desert,Jesus emerged from the desert
  • 00:15:46.986 --> 00:15:50.189
  • victorious,overcoming temptation,
  • 00:15:50.189 --> 00:15:52.257
  • and then he left anempty tomb behind him.
  • 00:15:52.257 --> 00:15:55.060
  • In the same way Iwant to tell you
  • 00:15:56.228 --> 00:15:57.930
  • that God is the authorand finisher of our faith.
  • 00:15:57.930 --> 00:16:00.032
  • And Psalm 139 says, "All ourdays are written in his book."
  • 00:16:00.032 --> 00:16:04.670
  • He's a master ofrewriting your narrative.
  • 00:16:06.038 --> 00:16:08.674
  • How happy would charactersbe in the middle of a novel
  • 00:16:10.109 --> 00:16:12.511
  • or plot if they knewthey were going to
  • 00:16:12.511 --> 00:16:14.446
  • live happily ever after?
  • 00:16:14.446 --> 00:16:15.848
  • We already know theend of the story,
  • 00:16:15.848 --> 00:16:18.584
  • that's why we are hopeful,
  • 00:16:18.584 --> 00:16:20.486
  • because the universe isunfolding as it should.
  • 00:16:20.486 --> 00:16:22.855
  • We are not slipping down aslippery slope toward death,
  • 00:16:22.855 --> 00:16:25.657
  • we are climbing up a mountaininto the very presence of God.
  • 00:16:25.657 --> 00:16:29.294
  • Come on.
  • 00:16:29.294 --> 00:16:30.496
  • And when we believethis narrative,
  • 00:16:30.496 --> 00:16:32.531
  • of course we'regoing to be hopeful,
  • 00:16:32.531 --> 00:16:34.366
  • because we know we're inthe middle of the plot
  • 00:16:34.366 --> 00:16:35.868
  • and bad things always happenin the middle of a story.
  • 00:16:35.868 --> 00:16:38.537
  • Apocalyptic scientists tellus that in 5 billion years,
  • 00:16:40.839 --> 00:16:44.643
  • the earth is going tobe swallowed by the Sun.
  • 00:16:44.643 --> 00:16:47.012
  • But the Bible hasa brighter picture
  • 00:16:52.918 --> 00:16:55.020
  • than this bleak forecast.
  • 00:16:55.020 --> 00:16:56.655
  • In Genesis 1:1 it says,
  • 00:16:58.824 --> 00:17:00.325
  • "In the beginning God createdthe heavens and the earth."
  • 00:17:00.325 --> 00:17:02.227
  • This is called thetrinity of trinities.
  • 00:17:02.227 --> 00:17:04.830
  • So you have the trinityof in the beginning,
  • 00:17:04.830 --> 00:17:06.899
  • a measurement oftime, God created theheavens, outer space,
  • 00:17:06.899 --> 00:17:10.402
  • and the earth, matter.
  • 00:17:10.402 --> 00:17:11.770
  • So you have time,space and matter.
  • 00:17:11.770 --> 00:17:14.473
  • But each of thesethree qualities
  • 00:17:14.473 --> 00:17:16.041
  • has inherently intrinsicallywithin themselves,
  • 00:17:16.041 --> 00:17:17.976
  • respectively, threemore principles.
  • 00:17:17.976 --> 00:17:20.446
  • Time consists ofpast, present, future.
  • 00:17:20.446 --> 00:17:23.082
  • Space consists ofheight, width, depth,
  • 00:17:23.082 --> 00:17:25.584
  • and matter consistsof solid, liquid, gas.
  • 00:17:25.584 --> 00:17:28.287
  • So you have in the beginning,
  • 00:17:28.287 --> 00:17:29.788
  • God created theheavens and the earth.
  • 00:17:29.788 --> 00:17:32.257
  • You have time, space, matter,
  • 00:17:32.257 --> 00:17:34.560
  • past, present, future,height, width, depth,
  • 00:17:34.560 --> 00:17:37.329
  • solid, liquid, gas.
  • 00:17:37.329 --> 00:17:38.564
  • That's what the Biblepromises God did.
  • 00:17:38.564 --> 00:17:40.632
  • So when you spend your time
  • 00:17:40.632 --> 00:17:42.167
  • staring into the bleak abyss,
  • 00:17:42.167 --> 00:17:44.503
  • contemplating nihilism,
  • 00:17:44.503 --> 00:17:46.271
  • just remember Godcreated the universe,
  • 00:17:46.271 --> 00:17:49.241
  • he animates the universe,he empowers the universe,
  • 00:17:49.241 --> 00:17:52.978
  • and that means the universeis unfolding as it should.
  • 00:17:52.978 --> 00:17:57.716
  • There is always hope.
  • 00:17:57.716 --> 00:17:59.318
  • If you are not true to who Godactually created you to be,
  • 00:18:01.120 --> 00:18:05.591
  • you're going to createcognitive dissonance
  • 00:18:05.591 --> 00:18:07.826
  • where your psychologicalconstitution and your behaviors
  • 00:18:07.826 --> 00:18:10.829
  • don't line up.
  • 00:18:10.829 --> 00:18:12.097
  • So you're going to haveto constantly hoist up,
  • 00:18:12.097 --> 00:18:14.299
  • hold up, and project thisavatar and image to the world
  • 00:18:14.299 --> 00:18:17.169
  • that isn't who you are
  • 00:18:17.169 --> 00:18:18.403
  • and it's going tomake you depressed.
  • 00:18:18.403 --> 00:18:21.340
  • In ancient Hebrew culture,
  • 00:18:21.340 --> 00:18:22.741
  • being left-handed wasconsidered a curse.
  • 00:18:22.741 --> 00:18:25.043
  • And yet there's a veryspecial left-handed person
  • 00:18:25.043 --> 00:18:27.546
  • in the Bible.
  • 00:18:27.546 --> 00:18:28.747
  • You see, there'sonly three mentions
  • 00:18:28.747 --> 00:18:30.482
  • of south paws in the Bible,
  • 00:18:30.482 --> 00:18:32.184
  • and they all come fromthe tribe of Benjamin,
  • 00:18:32.184 --> 00:18:34.620
  • which means sonof my right hand.
  • 00:18:34.620 --> 00:18:36.288
  • So all the south paws camefrom the right-handed tribe.
  • 00:18:36.288 --> 00:18:39.591
  • One of those south pawswas a legend named Ehud,
  • 00:18:39.591 --> 00:18:42.461
  • who killed the king, Eglon,
  • 00:18:42.461 --> 00:18:43.862
  • and then defeated 10.000lusty men of Moab,
  • 00:18:44.963 --> 00:18:47.866
  • and won a great victory as ahero judge for the Israelis.
  • 00:18:47.866 --> 00:18:51.970
  • Look at how God turned theweakness into a blessing
  • 00:18:51.970 --> 00:18:55.174
  • because scholars tell us it wasbecause Ehud was left-handed
  • 00:18:55.174 --> 00:18:58.510
  • that he could sneak intothe presence of the king
  • 00:18:58.510 --> 00:19:00.579
  • without being friskedon the opposing side
  • 00:19:00.579 --> 00:19:02.748
  • and he could thereforesneak his sword in,
  • 00:19:02.748 --> 00:19:04.383
  • his weakness becamehis strength.
  • 00:19:04.383 --> 00:19:06.685
  • In the same way, wecan be like Paul,
  • 00:19:07.853 --> 00:19:09.721
  • we can glory in our weaknesses,we can own our oddness,
  • 00:19:09.721 --> 00:19:13.392
  • we can embrace the fact thatwe're different, south paws,
  • 00:19:13.392 --> 00:19:16.428
  • because that's whenwe make a difference,
  • 00:19:16.428 --> 00:19:18.597
  • because we were notmeant to fit in.
  • 00:19:18.597 --> 00:19:20.699
  • We were meant to stand out
  • 00:19:20.699 --> 00:19:22.467
  • God can turn a curseinto a blessing.
  • 00:19:25.804 --> 00:19:29.107
  • Paul said, "When I amweak, then am I strong."
  • 00:19:29.107 --> 00:19:31.910
  • So stop trying tobe somebody and say,
  • 00:19:31.910 --> 00:19:34.546
  • God why did youmake me this way?
  • 00:19:34.546 --> 00:19:35.948
  • I guess I'm justgoing to fake it
  • 00:19:35.948 --> 00:19:37.616
  • and try to be whateveryone expects me to be,
  • 00:19:37.616 --> 00:19:39.785
  • stop apologizing for not beingwhat others expect you to be.
  • 00:19:39.785 --> 00:19:43.255
  • You're going tohave the most hope,
  • 00:19:43.255 --> 00:19:45.023
  • when you say, God, you mademe this way for a reason.
  • 00:19:45.023 --> 00:19:47.392
  • I might not understand it now.
  • 00:19:47.392 --> 00:19:49.027
  • But one day when Ifulfill my destiny,
  • 00:19:49.027 --> 00:19:50.829
  • I'll look back and say, sothat's why I was left-handed.
  • 00:19:50.829 --> 00:19:53.966
  • Are you pickingup this metaphor?
  • 00:19:53.966 --> 00:19:55.767
  • The way God healedme of my depression
  • 00:19:55.767 --> 00:19:58.070
  • was not from deep conversationsor coffee meetings,
  • 00:19:58.070 --> 00:20:01.573
  • but rather crazy friends
  • 00:20:01.573 --> 00:20:03.208
  • who didn't say a wordabout my hardship.
  • 00:20:03.208 --> 00:20:05.210
  • They just skatedwith me and showed me
  • 00:20:05.210 --> 00:20:07.512
  • that life could be joyful again.
  • 00:20:07.512 --> 00:20:09.648
  • So now I'm on a missionto show the world
  • 00:20:09.648 --> 00:20:12.384
  • that no matter how muchpain you've gone through,
  • 00:20:12.384 --> 00:20:15.087
  • adventurously walkingwith God was meant to be
  • 00:20:15.087 --> 00:20:18.890
  • the most fun thingin the universe.
  • 00:20:18.890 --> 00:20:21.827
  • Do you want to know why Iwas depressed for so long?
  • 00:20:50.088 --> 00:20:51.256
  • Because I hung outwith depressing people.
  • 00:20:51.256 --> 00:20:53.125
  • If you hang out withdepressing people,
  • 00:20:53.125 --> 00:20:55.360
  • you are probablygoing to be depressed.
  • 00:20:55.360 --> 00:20:57.529
  • Now I'm not talking aboutthe people you work with,
  • 00:20:57.529 --> 00:20:59.197
  • or the people are happento be in your family,
  • 00:20:59.197 --> 00:21:00.732
  • I'm talking about of yourown volition, voluntarily.
  • 00:21:00.732 --> 00:21:02.834
  • You got to be intentional,
  • 00:21:02.834 --> 00:21:04.369
  • because the Bible says, "Ifyou walk with the wise,"
  • 00:21:04.369 --> 00:21:07.973
  • Proverbs says,"You'll become wise."
  • 00:21:07.973 --> 00:21:10.342
  • The Bible says Shadrach,Meshach and Abednego
  • 00:21:10.342 --> 00:21:12.744
  • had an excellent spirit.
  • 00:21:12.744 --> 00:21:14.046
  • And it also says Danielhad an excellent spirit.
  • 00:21:14.046 --> 00:21:16.848
  • Why?
  • 00:21:16.848 --> 00:21:18.116
  • Because they hungout with each other
  • 00:21:18.116 --> 00:21:19.084
  • and spirits are transferable.
  • 00:21:19.084 --> 00:21:20.485
  • We take on the characteristicsof our friends,
  • 00:21:20.485 --> 00:21:23.055
  • choose the joyful, thehopeful, the adventurous,
  • 00:21:23.055 --> 00:21:26.792
  • as your adoptive family,
  • 00:21:26.792 --> 00:21:28.593
  • because you become like whoyou spend the most time with.
  • 00:21:28.593 --> 00:21:32.464
  • When people you love die,
  • 00:22:05.130 --> 00:22:06.398
  • you're going to haveto dig in your heels
  • 00:22:06.398 --> 00:22:07.632
  • and ask yourselfthe hard question,
  • 00:22:07.632 --> 00:22:09.267
  • what do you believehappens when you die?
  • 00:22:09.267 --> 00:22:12.971
  • Paul The Apostle said,
  • 00:22:12.971 --> 00:22:14.539
  • "If we do not believe in theresurrection from the dead,
  • 00:22:14.539 --> 00:22:16.942
  • "we above all menare most miserable."
  • 00:22:16.942 --> 00:22:20.612
  • Friends, the good news is thatthe message of the universe
  • 00:22:22.047 --> 00:22:24.616
  • is there is an empty tomb.
  • 00:22:24.616 --> 00:22:26.385
  • Ecclesiastes 3:11 says,
  • 00:22:26.385 --> 00:22:27.886
  • "God has put eternityin our hearts.
  • 00:22:27.886 --> 00:22:30.756
  • "He has made everythingbeautiful in its time."
  • 00:22:30.756 --> 00:22:32.858
  • God hardwired eternity into us.
  • 00:22:32.858 --> 00:22:35.394
  • Good news, the tomb is empty.
  • 00:22:35.394 --> 00:22:37.863
  • - Philippians 2:13 tells us,
  • 00:22:38.830 --> 00:22:41.166
  • "That it is Godwho works in you,
  • 00:22:41.166 --> 00:22:43.535
  • "both to will and to dofor his good pleasure."
  • 00:22:43.535 --> 00:22:47.172
  • Because of Jesus,
  • 00:22:48.106 --> 00:22:49.674
  • you have now become onewith the spirit of God.
  • 00:22:49.674 --> 00:22:52.878
  • Your heart isenfolded into God's,
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  • and his heart into yours,
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  • like lyrics to a songor poetry to a page.
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  • What has God beenstirring in your heart
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  • to will and to do?
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  • Looking past your doubtsand fears for a moment,
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  • what is supremelyimportant to you right now?
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  • Do that.
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  • - If God put avision on your heart
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  • and you're not listeningto what he's putting there,
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  • and you're not obeyingwhat he's putting there,
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  • you're going tobe very depressed.
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  • A lot of times you say, Idon't really know what to do
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  • with my life when weabsolutely do know.
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  • We're just so afraid ofwhat people will think.
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  • We're so afraid of failure.
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  • We let so much fearcrush us into thinking,
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  • oh I don't really know whatI want to do with my life.
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  • Don't let the fear of failure
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  • or what people will think of you
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  • or what are the statistical odds
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  • that this couldactually be feasible,
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  • crush the dream or visionGod put in your heart.
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  • God does not put desiresin you to frustrate you,
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  • but to fulfill you.
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  • So many people are depressed
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  • because they think no onesees them, God sees you.
  • 00:23:52.604 --> 00:23:57.442
  • And he doesn't just see you,
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  • he sees what'sneeded to heal you.
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  • The specific cure that youneed, tailor made for you.
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  • Jesus said, if you've seenme, you've seen the father,
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  • and who is the father?
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  • The God who sees you.
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  • He is the great highpriest who can sympathize
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  • with your weakness.
  • 00:24:09.988 --> 00:24:11.523
  • Sympathize means to sufferin sync with you in Greek,
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  • the Lord suffersin sync with you.
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  • He sees you.
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  • The Bible says thatGod's salvation
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  • comes by grace through faith.
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  • And Roman says, "In hope,"
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  • it's not something you haveto deserve is what I'm saying.
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  • It's a free gift.
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  • So just accept it,
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  • sit there and let God lovethe heavens right into you
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  • and the despairclean out of you.
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  • Let God love on you,there is no condemnation,
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  • there is no shame, it is bygrace, through faith in hope.
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  • Let him love on you.
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  • Until next time, we'll seeyou later Hope Generators.
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  • I believe that messagebecome messages
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  • and that our testsbecome our testimonies,
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  • and you can turn astumble into a dance.
  • 00:25:03.074 --> 00:25:05.477
  • So here's a little blooperreel to encourage you
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  • that we all dofail along the way.
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  • So I stand insolidarity with you,
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  • even as the camera,
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  • that we're all having bloopers
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  • as we're filming for bloopers.
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  • You'll be a man my son,
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  • this is stupid, I knewwhat I was going to say
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  • and then I lost it.
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  • You okay?
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  • A lot of speed, and Idon't mean the drug.
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  • I can't say that.
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  • It just came into myhead and I'm like,
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  • should I say it?
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  • Check out our YouTubechannel, get our app.
  • 00:25:36.474 --> 00:25:40.111
  • Hold on, hold on.
  • 00:25:40.111 --> 00:25:41.146
  • So the subscribe is up here?
  • 00:25:41.146 --> 00:25:42.814
  • - [Crew] Yeah,it'll be at the top.
  • 00:25:42.814 --> 00:25:44.049
  • - Subscribe is,right, so I'll point.
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  • Promises of God are likepotato chips, sorry.
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  • Make sure to smash that,hold on, I got this.
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  • I'm Ben Courson and you'rewatching Hope Generation.
  • 00:25:53.391 --> 00:25:56.394
  • I'm Ben Courson and you'vebeen watching Hope Generation.
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  • I think, I don't know.
  • 00:26:00.599 --> 00:26:02.100
  • Hey Hope Generators maketo smash that light button
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  • right below.
  • 00:26:04.603 --> 00:26:05.403
  • I'm Ben Courson, and you're-
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  • - [Crew] You're not.
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  • - You're not, which isunfortunate for you.
  • 00:26:10.108 --> 00:26:12.577
  • Or you can click the,gosh, I got this.
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  • I can't do it in 30 seconds.
  • 00:26:16.014 --> 00:26:18.049
  • I tried, we ran outof time at the moment,
  • 00:26:18.049 --> 00:26:20.018
  • but here's a little,I need some lines.
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  • Love is the most powerful,that's so stupid,
  • 00:26:22.754 --> 00:26:24.990
  • that's so stupid,
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  • that's another level of stupid
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  • His burden, which is also light,
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  • this didn't makesense, it was so good
  • 00:26:30.662 --> 00:26:32.397
  • and now it's terrible.
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  • Gosh, ah, it's so weird youcan feel yourself losing it.
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  • The amazing thingabout God is he is-
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  • - [Crew] Whoa hold on.
  • 00:26:40.438 --> 00:26:41.373
  • - Wow, it's pretty crazy.
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  • One, man, oh, I have tosay this is Ben Courson,
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  • Welcome to Hope-
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  • I don't know, do I have to?
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  • - [Crew] Look at meand be brilliant.
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  • - Ah.
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  • - We may not be apostles,but we're hope-postles?
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  • - [Crew] Hope-postles
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  • - Hopepostles,hope-postles, hopostles.
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  • That was horrible.
  • 00:27:02.727 --> 00:27:03.628
  • Don't stop watchingHope Generation please.
  • 00:27:04.763 --> 00:27:06.464
  • Oh yeah, I didn't reallythink that this is on TV.
  • 00:27:06.464 --> 00:27:09.467
  • Wow.
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  • Problems, and yet his a millet.
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  • In our next episode of part two.
  • 00:27:13.905 --> 00:27:16.307
  • The whole thing was horrible.
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  • Can you get a shotgun please?
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  • We have a goodbloopers today though.
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