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Control Your Words With Gratitude And Thanksgiving

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November 28, 2019
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Kenneth Copeland

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Control Your Words With Gratitude And Thanksgiving

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  • prayed for God's glory to come into that room because
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  • he knew that behind those doors he was at
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  • the risk of losing one or even both of us.
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  • (Singing) I know my God, has made the way
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  • for me. I know my God has made the way for me.
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  • KENNETH: Hello everybody. We're Kenneth and Gloria Copeland, and
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  • this is the Believers Voice of Victory broadcast. Let's have
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  • a word of prayer and we'll get right into today's
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  • Bible lesson. Lord, we praise you today. GLORIA:
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  • Thank you Jesus. KENNETH: All this week this has
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  • been just marvelous. You've led us into thing concerning a life
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  • of Thanksgiving and praise and the power therein and we're so
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  • grateful to you for it. Thank you so much. We thank you for
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  • helping us renew our minds to an attitude of gratitude and we
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  • praise you for it. GLORIA: Thank you Jesus. KENNETH: We thank you
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  • for the praise cure. Glory to God. You sent your word and
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  • healed us and we give thanks for it. In Jesus' name. GLORIA:
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  • Jesus' name. KENNETH: Amen. Glory to God. Thank you, Lord
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  • Jesus. KENNETH: Gloria, I really do like that shirt you got on.
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  • GLORIA: I'll let you wear it. KENNETH: No, I don't, yeah,
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  • okay. I'd like to. GLORIA: Thank you very much. KENNETH: You're
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  • welcome. Today's Thanksgiving day. Hallelujah. I read this at
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  • the beginning of the week. I want to read it again today.
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  • According to the United States National Archives on 28
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  • September, 1789 the first federal Congress, first federal
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  • Congress, passed a resolution asking that the president of the
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  • United States recommend to the nation a day of Thanksgiving. A
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  • few days later, George Washington issued a proclamation
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  • naming Thursday 26 November, 1789 as a day of public
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  • thanksgiving, the first time Thanksgiving was celebrated
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  • under the new Constitution. Glory be to God. Hallelujah.
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  • Lord, the rest is history and we give you thanksgiving today for
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  • this nation and we praise you for it and we're thanking you
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  • that once again, it's one nation under God, indivisible. Glory be
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  • to Jesus. The spirit of strife and division is broken in this
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  • country. This nation is being reborn and we thank you for it.
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  • We glorify your name for it. We worship you for it and we bless
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  • you in the name of Jesus. Oh, glory, glory, glory be to God.
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  • Glory, glory, glory be to God. Thank you Jesus. Thank you Lord
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  • Jesus. I mentioned this earlier in the week, I want to say it
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  • again. One of our very close friends, Rose Winer, she was in
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  • a prayer meeting, leading a group in prayer and all of a
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  • sudden, Jesus appeared to her and they were praying for the
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  • country. This was back, I don't remember exactly this, about
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  • 2002, 2008 somewhere along in there. They're praying for the
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  • country. And the Lord said to her, "This is the only nation in
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  • history that was ever formed by a people because they love me.
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  • And because they wanted to worship me." He said, "I formed
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  • the nation of Israel because I love them. But this nation was
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  • formed by people because they love me." And He said, she said,
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  • He just said, "Fire in his eyes, and he said, "and I will never
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  • forget it." Well, we remind you of that today, Lord Jesus. Yeah,
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  • we need your right now. Ooh, and we thank you. Glory to God.
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  • You're doing what you said, praise God. And we thank you for
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  • a mighty outpouring of signs and wonders and gifts of healings
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  • and working of miracles and special faith in churches and
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  • congregations and meeting. All over this country, praise God.
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  • GLORIA: Manifestations of your presence. KENNETH: Both
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  • political parties just full of the power of God and we thank
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  • you for it. We give you the praise. GLORIA: Praise God.
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  • KENNETH: Now think about that. And then we go back to our
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  • golden text for this study on becoming, developing an attitude
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  • in the life of thanksgiving. Really it's in fact, the title
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  • the Lord gave me is the Life of Thanksgiving. GLORIA: I like it.
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  • KENNETH: Developing a life of gratitude. Not just
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  • occasionally, but a grateful life all the time. Praising,
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  • having praise on your lips, knowing your mind all the time,
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  • just driving down the highway and just praying. GLORIA: Think
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  • of what that do for you if you did that, instead of bellyaching
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  • and complaining and griping. KENNETH: Well, here's the other
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  • side right here. GLORIA: Okay, what is it? KENNETH: In the 21st
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  • verse of Romans 1 "Because that, when they knew God, they
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  • glorified Him not as God, neither were thankful; but
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  • became..." See they hadn't been this way. They knew God, "but
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  • they became vain in their imaginations," which means all
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  • they thought about was vanity, useless, worthless stuff. God
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  • wasn't even in their imagination and their foolish heart was
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  • darkened. Now nobody... GLORIA: Foolish heart. KENNETH: That
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  • knows God gets a darkened heart instantly. This is a little bit
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  • at a time. Where other stuff just begins to worm its way into
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  • your thinking and you just get to where you're just involved in
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  • that all the time. And it may not be something all that bad.
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  • You just may get so hung up on sports and just get hung up on
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  • the whole movie industry. And just, oh, have you seen the
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  • latest movie? Well there's a lot of profanity and well you don't
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  • have to listen to that. And come on, and that's all you do. And
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  • where the Academy Awards mean more to you than your church.
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  • Now that doesn't happen all at once. It just starts to eat away
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  • and eat away until God is just somewhere else and then some
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  • disaster happens and that's when all the crying and the moaning
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  • and groaning and why, God? Why did you do this to me? What did
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  • I deserve to get this? Everything. I don't care who you
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  • are. You, me, anybody else, what we deserve? GLORIA: We don't
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  • want that. KENNETH: Oh no, no. Grace, grace, grace, praise Him
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  • and thank Him for His grace. Glory to God and praise God and
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  • worship God. Now there's not anything sinful about going to
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  • ballgames and being involved in sports. Now, but when it begins
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  • to replace the things of God, you come to a place where your
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  • mind and everything about you gets dark and then you, I don't
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  • even want to talk about the stuff you drift off into. Once
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  • one woman said, she said, "You let the devil in the backseat,
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  • he going to want to drive." You let him in the backseat. He
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  • going to want to drive. Well, I'll add something to that. You
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  • let him in the backseat, he's going to drive. Amen. But when
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  • you begin to develop praise and thanksgiving and renew your mind
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  • to that, you have to spend some time in the word studying praise
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  • and thanksgiving. We're going to go to something on this
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  • broadcast today that you're going to like. It goes right
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  • down this same place. Now, excuse me, yesterday, I want to
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  • work through this again. GLORIA: Let me say something before you
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  • get into that. It would be smart of us, wise of us to keep an
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  • eye, to keep this in our thoughts and in our way of
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  • thinking, what is it that I'm putting first place in my life?
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  • Am I putting God, His word first place? Or is it kind of drifting
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  • away and other things entering in? Choke the Word. See, that's
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  • bad. That's dangerous. KENNETH: Then it becomes unfruitful.
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  • Cares of this world. GLORIA: Cares of this world. KENNETH:
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  • That's it, isn't it? Now let's take a look here again in Psalm
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  • 107 where we were yesterday. "O, give thanks unto
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  • the Lord, for He is good: For His mercy endures
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  • forever. Let the redeemed of the Lord say so."
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  • We're redeemed from the curse. Oh man, everything
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  • bad, Satan's God is under that curse. In Galatians 3:13 said,
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  • "Christ Jesus was made a curse for us." Glory to God. He
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  • redeemed us from the curse of the law being made a curse for
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  • us. Amen. Show that the blessing, the blessing of
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  • Abraham come on the Gentiles. Hey, that's you and me. Amen.
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  • Through Jesus. Hallelujah. That's enough to get happy about
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  • God there. Glory to God. GLORIA: The blessing. KENNETH: And, Oh
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  • Lord God. Then they crying to the Lord in the trouble and He
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  • saves them out of their distresses. He sent His Word and
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  • healed them and delivered them from their destruction. Now
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  • let's go over to the book of Ephesians and when you start
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  • having trouble, amen. Well, there's this very self
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  • explanatory in the a fourth chapter. I want to combine
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  • something here from the fourth chapter and the 29th verse and
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  • the fifth chapter and the fourth verse of the book of Ephesians.
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  • Let's go to 4:29. "Let no corrupt communication
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  • proceed out of your mouth." Now what would
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  • that be? Bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, evil. Speaking
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  • be put far away from you. That's the 31st verse.
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  • "But that which is good to the use of edifying that it
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  • may minister grace unto the hearers." Now verse four of
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  • chapter five, neither filthiness nor foolish talking, he stilled
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  • and jesting. What is jesting? Bad jokes, sorry, no good stuff
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  • that no Christian ought to be telling. It's foolishness.
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  • Foolish talking. Which are not convenient or they're not
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  • becoming, not fit, but rather the giving of thanks. Glory to
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  • God, hallelujah. You get right in the middle of a bunch of just
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  • telling a bunch of nasty stuff. Just start praising God and see
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  • what happens to the conversation. Oh well, yeah,
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  • yeah, yeah, you know, oh yeah, yeah. You all of you know James
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  • Robison, glory to God. James and I been really close for a
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  • long time. Over 30 years. He was in a gathering of preachers one
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  • time and I wasn't there. I wish I had been. He was in a
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  • gathering of preachers and this one fellow, just talking to
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  • James, just really started, giving me the what for. And
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  • yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, the tongue talkers and all that. And
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  • whatever he was saying, and the room was full, number of
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  • preachers and their wives, everybody. He said, "Hey
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  • everybody, could I have your attention just a minute? This
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  • brother here has got Brother Copeland on his heart. Would you
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  • lead us in prayer for Brother Copland?" Oh, okay. He did that.
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  • Glory to God. Tell you that James, he's a work isn't he? I
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  • love him man. I'll tell you what, if you don't want to know
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  • what James got on his heart, don't ask him because he'll tell
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  • you. Amen. And it'll be good. Praise God. Now, and James is so
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  • totally committed. His life is completely committed to building
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  • the love of God among the brethren of all denominations.
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  • And he got in a lot of trouble back there years ago for even
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  • even saying that I was his friend. But there's not nearly
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  • as much of that as there was 25, 30 years. There far too much on
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  • now. GLORIA: Praise God. KENNETH: But thank God it's the
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  • love of God is working and, but now think about this right here.
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  • "Neither filthiness nor foolish talking nor jesting which are
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  • not fit," that's what another translation said, "but rather
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  • the giving of thanks." I'm telling what I'm telling you,
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  • whatever you're having trouble with where
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  • the words of your mouth are concerned, whatever it is,
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  • you've got some habit of saying some foolish thing.
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  • I remember, I know the world still does this, but
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  • it is so foreign to me now and I don't, I very rarely, I
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  • just don't hear it like I used to. Well that just scared me to
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  • death. I thought I was going to die. You did not. Now first
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  • place you lying, but it's using, that's a form of jesting.
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  • Wouldn't you say? It's using death and fear to express
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  • yourself. And why couldn't we just say, I got so tickled?
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  • Instead of that just tickled me to death. You could have said,
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  • that that really frightened me. Not scared me to death. Or other
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  • very ignoramus things. See you all later if a train don't hit
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  • me. Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha. GLORIA: Wonder what happened to him.
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  • KENNETH: Well, listen, where I got that, there was a person
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  • that told me, there was a guy that just kept saying that, just
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  • kept saying that and he just thought that was the funniest
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  • thing he ever came up with. He just kept saying it and he got
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  • hit by a train. He flat got hit by a train. You say something
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  • long enough and get it in your heart, it'll control your life.
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  • It will work it. When you begin to speak the good things of God,
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  • you just keep saying them and keep saying them and keep saying
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  • them and keep saying them, your angels will see to it that that
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  • comes to pass. The spirit of God will see to it that that comes
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  • to pass. But if Satan can get something in your mouth, look
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  • what happened to Job. The only sin that Job was responsible for
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  • was cursing God. That's what Satan had accused him of, and
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  • everybody around him did it and he wouldn't do it. He made a lot
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  • of faith mistakes, but that was the only thing Satan accused him
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  • of. Satan had to get that in somebody's heart and get to
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  • saying it. His wife said it, "Why don't you curse God and
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  • die?" She's the one that opened the door for her children to be
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  • killed. She did it. She did it, and then he just kept making the
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  • same sacrifice over and over and over and over and over and broke
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  • down the blessing wall. But that only lasts for about nine
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  • months. He had a bad year and he came out with double. Whoa, say
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  • double. CONGREGATION: Double. KENNETH: He praised God. He
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  • absolutely wouldn't quit praising God. You couldn't move
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  • the man away from God. Thank you Jesus. GLORIA: Amen. KENNETH:
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  • You can control your mouth by praise and thanksgiving instead
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  • of just add, express yourself with praise instead of
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  • expressing it with fear. Now I noticed this out of British
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  • people have a way of using the word afraid more than Americans
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  • do. I notice this because we have staff and so forth in Great
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  • Britain and spent a lot of time with them and in there and
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  • listening to to British people. And I noticed that they use
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  • afraid a lot. Lot more than Americans do. Are you going to
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  • church this morning? No, I'm afraid not. There's just no use
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  • in using that there. Why didn't you just say no? I'm afraid not.
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  • Oh, I just don't see what that hurts. You're just being picky.
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  • I really am being picky. We don't need death words in our
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  • mouth. We need praise words. You going to church in the morning.
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  • Well, praise God, it looked like I'm not going to get to in the
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  • morning, but you all pray for me and praise God. I'll bless
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  • the service. That's what you needed to say. We're out of
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  • time. GLORIA: You had us right on the edge. KENNETH: I didn't
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  • do it. GLORIA: We were going to to hear
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  • something spectacular. KENNETH: Well you mean you
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  • didn't? Come on, Jeremy, help us boy.
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  • JEREMY: I want you to give some thought to this question
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  • my grandparents, Kenneth and Gloria Copeland
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  • asked today, what are you putting first place in
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  • your life? Now listen, if God and His Word are not
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  • on your mind, then those things may have replaced
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  • Him. But the good news is you can renew your mind and right
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  • now you can course correct your life with praise and with
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  • thanksgiving. Now, today we're continuing
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  • the testimony of Joe and Jessica Weiss and I want you
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  • to watch this and I'll be right back.
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  • JESSICA WEISS: From that point forward, literally, she
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  • put the word of God in my hand and gave me the sword that I
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  • needed to fight through that battle. And I started taking
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  • Psalm 91 as my medicine every single morning and every single
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  • night. And after that healing seminar, Anoma who's the KCM
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  • partner that we knew at the time, who was Joe's assistant at
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  • the time, she gave me the Gloria Copeland DVD set or CD set where
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  • it was, God can turn this around. And so I started to
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  • learn the emphasis of really taking God's Word as His Word
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  • and also using my words as powerful words. JOE WEISS: Even
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  • though we had that and we believed and we were standing,
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  • it was still very heavy for us and I just really appreciate
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  • where God will meet you where you're at. And we sat down with
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  • the head of the NICU, we went through everything and he said,
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  • "I'm not going to go through numbers with you. Make no
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  • mistake, you're in a terrible situation. But get your baby
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  • into my hands and I will promise you I will take risks." He was
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  • the first doctor we had spoken to that gave us any chance of
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  • optimism to something to hold on to. JESSICA WEISS: The whole
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  • process was, I was at home listening to the Gloria Copeland
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  • CD. I was saying Psalm 91 in the morning and night. I was
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  • drinking as much fluid as possible and I was just trying
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  • to keep myself clean and I was trying to pay attention to how
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  • much fluid I was losing every day just so I could keep track
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  • of it for some reason. At the end of my note, I would always
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  • say thank you Lord. Thank you for one more day. Thank you
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  • Jesus. Because I knew every single day now at this point was
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  • getting him less in the NICU. But every single day the doctors
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  • would come in and be like, "You made it another day. This is
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  • amazing." Now, from week 19, now I'm in week 24 that's five weeks
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  • of no, nothing happening and no infection, no labor, five weeks.
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  • They're like, "You have made it five weeks, that's amazing. But
  • 00:21:25.060 --> 00:21:28.060
  • just so you know, the odds are still stacked against you that
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  • you probably won't be taking the baby home. Just so you know."
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  • And I would just keep my mouth either closed or just politely
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  • not agree with them. It was like just no, no, no, not my baby.
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  • Everything's going to be fine. I'm going to be having my baby
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  • home. My baby will be fine. And then finally what happened? I
  • 00:21:41.140 --> 00:21:46.170
  • started bleeding again and then this time again, another
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  • ambulance ride to the hospital. And later on that day a friend
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  • of mine came in and she goes, "I'm just laying in bed at the
  • 00:21:54.080 --> 00:21:57.190
  • hospital." And she's like, "Jessica, you're not looking too
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  • good today. I'll just let you go." And I'm like, "Okay,
  • 00:21:59.170 --> 00:22:01.260
  • thanks." And I sit up and give her a hug and as I sit up she
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  • looks over my back and she notices that I have a circle of
  • 00:22:05.070 --> 00:22:08.140
  • blood beneath me and I had no idea I had been bleeding and she
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  • just goes, "Jessica, you're bleeding." And I just
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  • instinctively jump out of bed so I can see it. And as I jumped
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  • out of bed, it felt like water balloons of blood were dropping
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  • out of me and just splashing on the floor and he gets in there
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  • and they have me in an emergency holding room or getting ready to
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  • go into the operating room and there's three different teams
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  • monitoring the whole situation. When he put on the scrubs and
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  • before going into those big metal doors, he dropped on his
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  • knees and he just prayed for God's glory to come into that
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  • room because he knew that behind those doors he was at the risk
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  • of losing one or even both of us. But I'm hemorrhaging so
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  • much, losing blood that my body is just uncontrollably shaking.
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  • It can't stop it from shaking. Something large, large substance
  • 00:22:53.240 --> 00:22:59.020
  • came out of me and I screamed out to the doctors, "Was that
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  • the baby?" And they said, "No, that was just a lot of blood."
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  • And at that moment they run an ice cube across my stomach. And
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  • they said, "Do you feel that?" And I'm like, "I don't know. Am
  • 00:23:10.220 --> 00:23:12.270
  • I? Should I? Did I? I don't know." And then in that second,
  • 00:23:12.280 --> 00:23:16.110
  • as soon as they run the ice cube across, they ran the knife
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  • across to get cut in and get Caleb out. But by the time they
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  • got Caleb out, Caleb was born dead, no vital signs, no
  • 00:23:23.110 --> 00:23:26.030
  • breathing, no heart rate. He was literally born dead and the
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  • doctors did no resuscitation. But 30 seconds later his heart
  • 00:23:30.290 --> 00:23:38.090
  • started beating on its own. The doctor, explained to
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  • us that he needs to be paralyzed for the first two days
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  • of life in order to, he's in this critical stage. He was
  • 00:23:45.180 --> 00:23:48.280
  • so sick, he couldn't even be in an incubator. He had to be on a
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  • bed, like a table, metal table with padding that would just
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  • vibrate to keep his lungs vibrating. And then they had the
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  • cords going into him and the machines and the oxygen
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  • breathing. But they had to keep his lungs vibrating. And so, but
  • 00:24:02.090 --> 00:24:05.220
  • day after day, the NICU, the head doctor at the NICU would, I
  • 00:24:05.230 --> 00:24:09.230
  • would come up to him and I'd say, "What are your concerns
  • 00:24:09.240 --> 00:24:12.030
  • today?" Because there was something every day. We just
  • 00:24:12.040 --> 00:24:15.020
  • kind of started checking off this list. First it was the
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  • heart, then it was the brain, then I think there was something
  • 00:24:17.130 --> 00:24:19.170
  • with the lungs. And so every single day. And so
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  • finally day six and that was my thing every single day. What are
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  • your concerns today? And any concern forwarded onto the life
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  • group. What are your concerns today? Forward it on to the life
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  • group. And the next day it would not be a concern anymore. Day
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  • six, go up to the doctor, "What are your concerns today?" And
  • 00:24:31.200 --> 00:24:34.050
  • he's like, then he put his hand on my shoulder and he goes,
  • 00:24:34.060 --> 00:24:36.170
  • "Nothing." He was like, "I have no concerns. All he has to do is
  • 00:24:36.180 --> 00:24:41.190
  • now grow and you can take him home after he's done growing a
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  • normal size." They labeled Caleb as the star of the nursery. He
  • 00:24:45.050 --> 00:24:49.080
  • came in as the sickest baby in the nursery in the NICU but then
  • 00:24:49.090 --> 00:24:52.100
  • was then labeled as the star of the NICU after just six days.
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  • JOE WEISS: And so essentially he was born three months early and
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  • but he came home at the end of October as a seven pound healthy
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  • baby. JESSICA WEISS: And Caleb is now nine, he's super healthy.
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  • He knows his story. JOE WEISS: He is a downhill ski racer.
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  • JESSICA WEISS: It's not that we hold Caleb up on a pedestal. We
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  • hold up what God did as our foundation for really saying,
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  • "God, we give you the entire story, we release this all for
  • 00:25:22.040 --> 00:25:26.120
  • you and it's your story and you're the author of it and we
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  • trust you. And we saw what you did with Caleb when it was a 3%
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  • chance and a 15% chance of living and a 3% chance of being
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  • normal. We saw what you did and we know we will see it again and
  • 00:25:38.000 --> 00:25:42.250
  • again and again because you are the same today, yesterday and
  • 00:25:42.260 --> 00:25:47.060
  • forever." JOE WEISS: And we can really attribute it to the
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  • teachings that we've received through KCM.
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  • JEREMY: We just saw part two of Joe and
  • 00:25:59.280 --> 00:26:01.080
  • Jessica Weiss' story and we saw how vital it was
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  • to be totally immersed in the Word of God and how
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  • to stand on the promises of His Word. And against impossible
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  • odds in the natural today, praise God, Caleb is healed and
  • 00:26:10.200 --> 00:26:14.220
  • he is strong now. Now whatever it is you're walking through,
  • 00:26:14.230 --> 00:26:17.040
  • whatever it is you're facing right now, whatever situation in
  • 00:26:17.050 --> 00:26:19.270
  • your life, if you want somebody to pray with you, call KCM's
  • 00:26:19.280 --> 00:26:23.060
  • prayer line because it matters what you say when the pressure's
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  • on. And having the Word of God in you is so critical. It's the
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  • difference between life and death. And when you know the
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  • Word that covers whatever situation you're facing, you can
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  • take it and be bold to act on it. You need to know this, God
  • 00:26:36.140 --> 00:26:41.040
  • loves you. He cares so much for you, but you have to believe the
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  • love that He has for you. Now, before we leave
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  • today, let me encourage you to watch yesterday's and today's
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  • broadcast again together, and you can do that at kcm.org or on
  • 00:26:51.000 --> 00:26:55.260
  • KCM's Roku channel. Feed on these things as a whole. Watch
  • 00:26:55.270 --> 00:27:00.020
  • what God is doing in somebody else's life and then expect that
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  • same good thing to happen in your life. Thanks so much for
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  • watching today. We'll see you again tomorrow.
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  • This is Jeremy Pearsons reminding you, God loves
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  • you and we love you, and Jesus is Lord.
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