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August 1, 2019
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Kenneth Copeland

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  • me. I know my God has made the way for me.
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  • KENNETH: Hello everybody. I'm Kenneth Copeland and
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  • this is the believers voice of victory broadcast. Now,
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  • last week, my grandson Jeremy Pearsons and his lovely
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  • wife Sarah, ministered the Word of God to you on the
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  • broadcast. It was powerful teaching on living a legacy and
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  • staying connected to the family of faith. Now they're back on
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  • the broadcast for week two of their study. Now, many of you
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  • know Jeremy, you say, Hey, Jeremy, man, he does all the
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  • closes and stuff, but let me tell you about this young man I
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  • have learned from him. He's been in the ministry all of his life.
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  • His mother and daddy George and Terri Pearsons pastor EMIC
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  • for years and years. Both he and Sarah are
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  • anointed ministers of the Gospel. It blesses me
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  • to hear them teach and preach the Word.
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  • JEREMY: Hi, we're Jeremy and Sarah Pearsons. We want to
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  • welcome you today to the believers voice of victory
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  • broadcast. We're so thankful and honored to be coming into your
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  • home or your office wherever it is you're watching or listening
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  • to this broadcast today. Thank you for allowing us this
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  • opportunity to get to minister. The Word of God to you, and I
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  • want to say thank you to my grandparents, Kenneth and Gloria
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  • Copeland, for inviting us to sit here in their places and spend
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  • time with you. This global congregation. This is an awesome
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  • thing to us and it is no small thing to when you stop and
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  • realize that the scope of this ministry and how many people are
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  • being reached with the Word of God on a daily basis, that's a
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  • big deal. That is a big deal. And not to mention how long it's
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  • been going on. I mean, we're celebrating 30 years of the
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  • believers voice of victory daily broadcast this year. That's a
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  • big thing. That's, that's a lot of days. That's a lot of people
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  • reached, a lot of lives changed and, and if you're one of those
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  • KCM wants to hear from you, we want to hear about the good
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  • things that our good God has done in your life. And if you've
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  • missed any of the broadcast leading up to this today, I
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  • encourage you to go get caught up with us. Yeah, you can watch
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  • all of the past ones at kcm.org and while you're there, take a
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  • look at the study notes that go along with all of these
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  • teachings. kcm.org/notes will take you right to the study
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  • notes for everything that Sarah and I had been doing all last
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  • week on the broadcast and of course this week as well. And
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  • we've been talking about what it means to live a legacy, living a
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  • legacy. And people are always focused on leaving one, but you
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  • need to realize the life that you live is the legacy that you
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  • leave. And when we're sitting here talking about these things,
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  • I can't help but think about my own grandparents, Kenneth and
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  • Gloria Copeland and I'm all the things they have blessed us with
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  • and they've blessed our family and our cousins and moms and
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  • dads and aunts and uncles, they've just tremendously
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  • blessed us. But you know what? I'd give it all back if I could
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  • just, if it just meant having more of that, that same Spirit
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  • of faith. That's the thing that I'm so thrilled with that. Uh,
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  • my grandparents had been so diligent to live and to
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  • demonstrate and to walk out in front of this family. They've
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  • done that for as long as I've been around and this is my 40th
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  • year this year. And I'm just so grateful for them. So grateful
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  • for the way they've put the same Spirit of faith in us that
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  • they've lived with. We've talked about that on these broadcasts
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  • leading up to this and this week we've been focusing really on
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  • what it means to raise a family in the house of faith. And let's
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  • look at the scripture again together in the book of
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  • Galatians Chapter Six. This has been our foundation all week
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  • long. Father, we thank you for your Word today. Your Word is
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  • the foundation underneath our feet. Your Word lights, our
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  • path. We give you all the praise and the glory for what your Word
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  • is able to do in our lives. Save, heal, restore, deliver,
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  • set free in Jesus name. Amen. In Galatians chapter six, verse 10
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  • says, therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to
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  • all, especially to those who are of the household of faith. And
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  • this is what we've been dealing with this week. What it means to
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  • raise a family in the household of faith. And the more we
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  • progress, especially Sarah in this culture that you and I are
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  • living in right now, this line between day and night light and
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  • dark is becoming more pronounced. It's becoming
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  • clearer and clearer. And what I'm seeing is the, help me say
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  • this, Lord, the difference, you know, the biggest difference
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  • that could exist between two people is not race or skin
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  • color. It's not gender, it's not economic status. It's not
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  • nationality. The biggest difference that could exist
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  • between two people is one being born again and the other is not
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  • now. Right now in this culture that we're living in and it, and
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  • I'm sure it's all over the world, but it seems to be very
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  • magnified in the United States right now that people are very
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  • honed in on these big differences between us and
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  • there's fights. Uh, the racial tensions are high again. And
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  • there's, there's fights between men and women and there's
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  • fights, um, between, uh, rich and poor and these, Satan's
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  • doing everything he can to magnify those differences. But
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  • what you need to understand is those are not the biggest
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  • differences that could exist between people. The biggest
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  • difference that could exist between two, between two people
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  • is one born again and full of the Holy Ghost and the other
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  • not, one in the house of faith. One not, yeah, in what I'm
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  • seeing, and you and I talk about this, but there is, there is
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  • another family out there, there is another household out there.
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  • And I think sometimes Christian has got to be careful over how
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  • they talk and deal with things and say, well that's not family.
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  • And that's not family. Well, no, it is. The truth is God's always
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  • had a way of doing things and Satan's always had a counterfeit
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  • for God's way. So anything else that goes on in the world that
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  • people call family, um, or any other label they want to put on
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  • it, perhaps it is, but at very best, it's a counterfeit of what
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  • God calls family. And so what we're dealing with in these
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  • broadcasts this week is drawing this line and making the
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  • determination that we are of the household of faith. That's the
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  • house we're a part of. That's the house we're going to raise
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  • our kids in. And then asking ourselves, okay, well what's
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  • that mean? What makes the house of faith different than every
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  • other house? And it's like we talked about several days ago,
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  • every kid experiences this growing up when they come home
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  • and say, can I go here? Can I do this? My friends are going here
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  • and my friends are doing that. And Mom and dad saying, no,
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  • sorry. Yeah. And every kid at least once has responded with,
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  • well that's not fair. So-And-So is going. They get to do that.
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  • And that same kid has heard back from mom and dad, I don't care.
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  • I don't care if everybody does. I don't care if everybody goes,
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  • we don't in this house. This is how we do things. And the same
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  • principle applies to growing up and raising a family in the
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  • house of faith in this house. We put the Word of God first and we
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  • don't put anybody else's Word above his Word. We don't put the
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  • Word of a doctor above the Word of God. We don't put the Word of
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  • a lawyer above the Word of God. We don't put the Word of other
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  • family or friends or coworkers above the Word of God. His Word
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  • is first, his Words given first Word, last Word, and every Word
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  • in between. And that makes us different. That makes us strange
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  • in the eyes of a lot of people, but in this house, this is how
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  • we do it. In this house, we walk by faith and not by sight. We
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  • don't let what we see and feel call the shots. We don't let it
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  • determine the direction we take, the moves that we make, we let
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  • we let faith that comes from hearing and hearing by the Word
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  • of God. We'll let the faith that rises in response to the Word
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  • that we've heard call the shots and the directions that we take,
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  • the steps that we take, the moves that we make. I know that
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  • makes us different, but that's house of faith. That's what it
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  • is to grow up in this house, in this house. What else did we
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  • talk about? We are led by the Spirit. This is a defining and
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  • distinguishing characteristic of growing up and raising a family
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  • in the house of faith. For as many as are led by the Spirit of
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  • God, these are the sons of God. This is what defines us. We're
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  • led by his Spirit and you have that Spirit. If you're born
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  • again, then the same Spirit that raised Christ Jesus from the
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  • dead dwells in you and will quicken you on the inside. It'll
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  • quicken this mortal flesh. It'll quicken you on the inside and
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  • you can see and you can know what, which way to go and you
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  • ought to say that out loud right now. I can see and I can know
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  • which way I am to go. That makes us different. Yeah, but so be
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  • it. This is what it means to be in the house of faith. So I want
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  • to keep talking about this on today's broadcast and then on
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  • tomorrow's as we begin to wrap this up, things that make us who
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  • we are that distinguished this house from any other house in
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  • the world. Is there anything else that comes to your mind? I
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  • mean, I've, we've got a list here, we've talked about things,
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  • but what comes to your heart when we talk about these things
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  • that just make us who we are. SARAH: Thinking about. We go
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  • after the plan of God. Yeah. We follow God's plan for our life.
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  • That's first and foremost. Yeah, it's a, it's, it's um, valuable
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  • to us. It's God's Word and his plan for our life is treasure
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  • and we'll go after it. JEREMY: We pursue his plan. Now, here's
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  • what makes that different than any other house in any other
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  • house. Most of the time kids are being told you can do anything
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  • you want to do. You can be anything you want to be. Yeah.
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  • You can go anywhere you want to go. You work hard enough, you
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  • apply yourself. And it sounds like a good thing. It sounds
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  • like the right principal, but in this house it's not. You can go
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  • anywhere you want to go. You can do anything or be anything you
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  • want to be in this house, the house of faith, we pursue his
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  • plan, not our own, the plan of God for our lives, not our own
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  • plan for our lives. SARAH: You can be anything God has called
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  • you to be. JEREMY: We tell the kids this all the time, don't we
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  • find out what he's called you to be and you can be that. That
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  • brings a scripture to mind. Uh, where is that? Lord? I believe
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  • it's in the book of proverbs and if it's not, it's in the psalms,
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  • but in the book of let's try proverbs first. Aha. There you
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  • are. Proverbs chapter 14 it says in verse 12 there is a way that
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  • seems right to a man, but it's end is the way of death and the
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  • same things that could again, in just a few chapters later in
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  • Chapter 16 Verse 25 there is a way that seems right to a man,
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  • but it's in end is the way of death. That's a pretty startling
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  • verse when you think about it. We've spent a lot of time over
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  • this last year in our own ministry. As you know, I've
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  • traveled and ministered on TV and in our services. We've been
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  • talking about the crossroads, talking about stepping into the
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  • intersections in life and needing to know which way to go.
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  • We're here in proverbs. Let's just look at this a, it's
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  • proverbs chapter one in verse 20 it says, wisdom calls out loud
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  • outside. She raises her voice in the open squares. She cries out
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  • in the chief concourses at the openings of the gates in the
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  • city. She speaks her Words and listen to what wisdom is saying.
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  • How long you simple ones will you love simplicity for scorners
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  • delight in their scorning and fools hate knowledge. Verse 23
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  • turn at my rebuke. Surely I'll pour out my Spirit on you. I'll
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  • make my Words known to you. Now, the amplified Bible pulls out
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  • all these places where wisdom, the wisdom of God, the wisdom
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  • that created the heavens and the earth, the wisdom that set this
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  • thing up from the beginning. Where is that wisdom? Well, the
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  • amplified Bible says that wisdom is crying aloud in the streets,
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  • in the markets, at the heads of the noisy intersections. That's
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  • what the amplified Bible says, and we've talked so much about
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  • this, but I'm so thankful that that's where God put his wisdom.
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  • He didn't hide it somewhere far away. He didn't make, you have
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  • to go dig and and spend your life on some quest looking for
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  • the hidden places of wisdom. No. Where's wisdom hanging out in
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  • the street in the markets and the intersections. Why these
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  • places? What's so significant and what's so holy and sacred?
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  • That wisdom would be in these places? Nothing. The only thing
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  • that makes these places significant is that's where you
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  • are and because that's where you are. That's where God put his
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  • wisdom because that's where you need it every day. Right? We get
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  • in the car, we pull out into the street. We're on our way to what
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  • work. We're on our way to school on our way to meetings, to
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  • lunches, to this, to that. Well guess who else is there? Wisdom.
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  • Yeah, talking to you and that's where you need it. You
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  • need the wisdom of God on your way to work. Amen. Right. You
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  • need the wisdom of God on your way to the meeting. You need the
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  • wisdom of God on your way to school on your way to class.
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  • Yeah. Where else did is the wisdom God in the markets?
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  • SARAH: We live like this every day and teach our kids to live
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  • like it. I mean, we are listening for the voice of
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  • wisdom throughout our whole day when we're at the supermarket,
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  • when we're going and picking out groceries, which vegetables we
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  • should buy, which I'm, I'm constantly listening to the...
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  • JEREMY: I always think of you and I think of the scripture,
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  • how wisdoms in the markets and what you may not know about
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  • Sarah is that years ago she started our family on this track
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  • of making the right choices on what we eat. And what I've
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  • watched this turn into is you literally walking around the
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  • markets, I don't care if it's the supermarket or the stock
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  • market. Sarah, Sarah, for our families in the supermarket
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  • making choices. And I mean, how much have you come to depend on
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  • the wisdom of God for that? SARAH: Oh yeah. Every time I go
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  • to the grocery store, I asked the Lord, what do we need? What
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  • does our family need for our bodies? What do we need to, you
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  • know, a lot of people believing for healing. There's another
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  • part of believing for the healing of God in your body. It
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  • is getting the wisdom of God for your body and finding out what
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  • he says. Put this in. Don't eat this, do eat this. You know, and
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  • it's, it's an amazing thing to start listening for the Lord and
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  • acknowledging him in all your ways. Then he will direct your
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  • path, acknowledging your path, your path. JEREMY: This is what
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  • we're talking about pursuing his plan. Or You could say it like
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  • that. Being on his path. There's a way that seems right, but the
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  • end is death. You don't want to go down that road, right?
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  • Pursuing his plan, acknowledge the Lord, and he will direct
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  • your path. SARAH: Even when we're going to the store to go
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  • shopping or wherever we're going, we always check in with
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  • the Lord, Lord, where should we go? I don't want to waste the
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  • whole day. I don't have a few hours to waste. I need all the
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  • time I can get in a day to get done what God's called me to do.
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  • So Lord, where, where should we go? Where should we not go check
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  • your heart before you go out. I mean, this is part of being
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  • protected and part of God being able to, to surround you and
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  • hover you over you and your angels to go with you is being
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  • where he tells you to be and not going to the places he warned
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  • you not to go. That's part of Psalm 91 which it's amazing that
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  • so much of we just, we can't separate being led by the Holy
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  • Spirit from believing God for protection or believing God for
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  • healings. Right? And so this is a huge part of it. Listening for
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  • wisdom and throughout your whole day, checking in JEREMY: To what
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  • we were reading here about the way that seems, right. And you
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  • might get in the car and you're thinking, well, I'm going to, I
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  • need to go hear this today or something. Yeah. And there's
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  • something on the inside that's, it's just, it's checking you.
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  • It's, it doesn't seem right. You might think, well, what's wrong
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  • with that? I go there every day. Well, you don't know. You need
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  • to you. It just seems like the thing to do. Yeah. Don't ignore
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  • that. Yeah. Don't push that aside. I feel like there's so
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  • many stories coming on my mind of things we've experienced
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  • other people, just the Lord that is, he's so faithful to watch
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  • over, but I want to get to what the scripture said here in
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  • proverbs one how wisdom is crying out at the heads of the
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  • noisy intersections. What is an intersection? It's a place where
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  • paths meet and it's a place where you have to make a
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  • decision about what direction you're going to take and that's
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  • where God put his wisdom. I mean, where else do you it, but
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  • right there in those intersections, or do I keep
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  • going this way? Do I hang a left? Do I take a right? You're
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  • in an intersection. You need to know which way to go. Now, every
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  • day we're stepping up to these intersections. Whether you
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  • realize it or not, decisions are being made. Choices are being
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  • made, and you might be standing at the intersection. We used to
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  • talk to teenagers all the time about standing at the crossroads
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  • of Spirit and flesh. And everyday you got to decide, am I
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  • going to yield to the willingness of my Spirit? Am I
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  • going to yield to the weakness of my flesh? And it wasn't until
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  • a little later on, we realize adults need to hear this message
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  • too. But you stand at these crossroads every day, the the
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  • crossroads of right and wrong, the crossroads of good and bad.
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  • Here's a crossroads for you at the crossroads of good and
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  • better. Which way am I going to go? Good path or a better path?
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  • How about this one? The crossroads of better and best, I
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  • mean, every... SARAH: I think that's the crossroads of
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  • compromise. So you come up to a decision where you're either
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  • going to compromise or you're going to wait on God's best for
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  • your life. JEREMY: That's right. And, uh, every day you and I are
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  • coming up to these crossroads and these intersections, and I'm
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  • so thankful that that's where God put his wisdom. And that's
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  • where the wisdom of God is crying out. Now we're talking
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  • about raising a family in the house of faith. And what makes
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  • us different from other houses is that we don't just step up to
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  • the crossroads and look at the way that just seems the best. We
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  • take the time to turn our ears to the wisdom of God. And here's
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  • what the amplified Bible said right there in proverbs, chapter
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  • one, that wisdom is crying out in the noisy intersections. So
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  • evidently wisdom's voice is not the only ones speaking. There's
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  • a lot of noise in these decision making moments. You've got noise
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  • coming from every direction, voices telling you to come here,
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  • go there, do this, pulling on you this way. But I want you to
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  • notice, uh, what wisdom said in verse 22. How long you simple
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  • ones will you love simplicity. That Word simple. If you look it
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  • up, one of the definitions of it is easily seduced. If you keep
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  • studying it, you're going to find that it goes what goes with
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  • it is an an openness to evil. Somebody who's simple according
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  • to scripture is somebody who's easily seduced or they are too
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  • open talking about their heart to evil to wrong. And that's
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  • interesting because this culture we're in right now preaches to
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  • us. You got to be open. You gotta be open to what I think
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  • you gotta be open to my feelings. You gotta be open to
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  • my religion and you can love people, but you don't have to be
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  • open to everything they say. And there is such a thing as being
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  • too open. And if you are so open listening to every single voice
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  • that has something, say you are going to stand at that
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  • intersection confused to frustration about which way do I
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  • go in my life? What plan, what path do I pursue? But if you and
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  • I can learn to tune in the voice of wisdom and tune out every
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  • other voice. I think of it like this when we're in a crowded
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  • place and I might be away from you or the kids, but I guarantee
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  • you if I hear your voice crying out, my name, my ears tuned to
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  • it and I can hear that. If I could hear him, one of my kids
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  • go on Daddy, my ear is tuned to that voice. Well, you can be the
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  • same way with the voice of the wisdom of God in this house. We
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  • pursue our, we pursue his plan, not our own, which means you're
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  • going to have to be able to hear wisdoms voice. Right. What else
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  • would you have to say about that? I know we've talked a lot
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  • about this over the last year or so. What about like in this
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  • intersection that we've been in where it's the Lord's been
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  • calling us out? We've been, Texas has been our home my whole
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  • life and since we got married, but the Lord started talking
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  • about Colorado. When, what? What stood out to you while we've
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  • been in this intersection? SARAH: A huge part of wisdom,
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  • getting the wisdom of God, is willingness to hear the wisdom.
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  • And if you don't have a willing heart, you won't have that
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  • hearing ear or that ability to hear or to sense what the Spirit
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  • of God is doing. And if you want to go where God's going, if you
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  • want, if you just, the Bible talks about it and these Words
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  • cleaves to him where you know when he's moving, you know when
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  • it's time to go and to move. And you know, when he's dealing with
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  • you, you can recognize or sense when something's different. And
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  • all of this is, is learning to be led by the Spirit of God.
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  • That's one of the greatest things we could learn in our
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  • Christian walk with God being a son or a daughter of God being
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  • in the family. A distinguishing characteristic is learning how
  • 00:22:00.150 --> 00:22:04.080
  • to be led by the Spirit of God. How to know and recognize his
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  • plan for your life. And, and that's what we talked about last
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  • week, um, from Romans chapter eight. But it's a huge part of
  • 00:22:10.180 --> 00:22:14.100
  • being in the family, being able to hear, being able to follow,
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  • being able to sense and to pick up when he's dealing with you,
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  • where he's telling you to go. When he's telling he doesn't, he
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  • doesn't speak to you in an audible voice. Well, I'm sure
  • 00:22:23.260 --> 00:22:25.200
  • some people have, I've never heard an audible voice, but he
  • 00:22:25.210 --> 00:22:28.000
  • speaks in that still small voice on the inside. You just have a
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  • knowing about it or the Bible calls it an unction from the
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  • Holy one and you know what to do. You know where to go. You
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  • know? Even in our house, we don't let our kids say, we don't
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  • know what to do. I don't know what to do. I don't know what I
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  • think about this. No. The Bible says we have an unction from the
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  • Holy one. We know all things. We don't let them say, Oh, I can't
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  • do this. I can't do a cartwheel. I can't do this. I can't take
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  • it. I can't take this pain. We were just dealing with this with
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  • the earlier today with our little girl. She burned her
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  • finger and she said, I just can't take this. And we said,
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  • no, change your Words and you can. Yeah, I can do all things
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  • through Christ who strengthens me. This is what we do. JEREMY:
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  • broadcast, but this is what it means to raise a family in
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  • the house of faith. We pursue his plan and not our
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