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August 19, 2020
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Pastor Jentezen Franklin brings practical meaning to spiritual truths found in God’s Word.

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  • - Acts 27, you ready?
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  • - Acts 27, you ready?I'll begin reading
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  • I'll begin readingwith Verse 17.
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  • with Verse 17.They're in an awful,
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  • They're in an awful,awful storm in this text.
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  • awful storm in this text.Paul is on a ship
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  • Paul is on a shipthat's in a storm,
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  • that's in a storm,'cause they're out
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  • 'cause they're outof the will of God.
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  • of the will of God.They weren't supposed
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  • They weren't supposedto go in that direction.
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  • to go in that direction.God warned them,
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  • God warned them,but now they're in a storm.
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  • but now they're in a storm.Verse 17, "When they had
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  • Verse 17, "When they hadtaken it on board,
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  • taken it on board,they used braces
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  • they used bracesto undergird the ship,
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  • to undergird the ship,fearing lest
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  • fearing lestthey should run aground
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  • they should run agroundon the Syrtis Sands,
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  • on the Syrtis Sands,they struck sail
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  • they struck sailand so were driven.
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  • and so were driven.Because they were exceeding
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  • Because they were exceedingtempest-tossed,
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  • tempest-tossed,the next day
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  • the next daythey lightened the ship.
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  • they lightened the ship.On the third day, they threw
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  • On the third day, they threwthe ship's tackle overboard."
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  • the ship's tackle overboard."I like the fact that it said
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  • I like the fact that it saidthat they did it
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  • that they did itwith their own hands,
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  • with their own hands,"overboard with
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  • "overboard withtheir own hands.
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  • their own hands.And now when there
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  • And now when therewas neither sun nor stars
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  • was neither sun nor starsappeared for many days,
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  • appeared for many days,no small tempest beat on us,
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  • no small tempest beat on us,all hope that we would be saved
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  • all hope that we would be savedwas finally given up."
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  • was finally given up."That's a dark place, right?
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  • That's a dark place, right?I mean, there's no hope,
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  • I mean, there's no hope,this is bad.
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  • this is bad.Paul stands up and speaks,
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  • Paul stands up and speaks,and for the sake of time,
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  • and for the sake of time,Verse 22.
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  • Verse 22."And now I urge you,
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  • "And now I urge you,brethren, cheer up."
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  • brethren, cheer up."Cheer up.
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  • Cheer up.Cheer up.
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  • Cheer up."For there will be no loss
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  • "For there will be no lossof life among you,
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  • of life among you,but only of the ship.
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  • but only of the ship.Then, fearing lest we should run
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  • Then, fearing lest we should runaground on the rocks,
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  • aground on the rocks,they dropped four anchors
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  • they dropped four anchorsfrom the stern
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  • from the sternand prayed for daylight to come.
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  • and prayed for daylight to come.There were certain sailors
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  • There were certain sailorswho escaped the ship,
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  • who escaped the ship,were seeking to escape the ship.
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  • were seeking to escape the ship.They let down the skiff",
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  • They let down the skiff",or the lifeboat,
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  • or the lifeboat,"into the sea
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  • "into the seaunder the pretense,"
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  • under the pretense,"pretending, "that they were
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  • pretending, "that they wereputting out the anchors.
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  • putting out the anchors.And Paul then said to them,
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  • And Paul then said to them,the soldiers and the centurion,
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  • the soldiers and the centurion,"Unless these men
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  • "Unless these menstay in the ship,
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  • stay in the ship,it cannot be saved."
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  • it cannot be saved."Verse 29 said, "They dropped
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  • Verse 29 said, "They droppedfour anchors from the stern
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  • four anchors from the sternand prayed for daylight
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  • and prayed for daylightto come."
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  • to come."Apparently one of the keys
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  • Apparently one of the keysto surviving the storm
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  • to surviving the stormis anchored,
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  • is anchored,being anchored right,
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  • being anchored right,being anchored properly.
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  • being anchored properly.I'm preaching today
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  • I'm preaching todayon that word, "anchored,"
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  • on that word, "anchored,"because it's a matter of time
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  • because it's a matter of timebefore everybody goes
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  • before everybody goesthrough storms.
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  • through storms.This is a true story
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  • This is a true storyand it happened
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  • and it happenedMarch 27th, 2009,
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  • March 27th, 2009,and this was a story
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  • and this was a storyabout two NFL players
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  • about two NFL playersand their friends.
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  • and their friends.One of them
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  • One of themwas a college football player
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  • was a college football playerabout to go pro.
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  • about to go pro.And, they were in
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  • And, they were inthe Gulf of Mexico,
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  • the Gulf of Mexico,and they were
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  • and they werein a tragic accident.
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  • in a tragic accident.They were fishing
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  • They were fishingand having fun,
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  • and having fun,and a storm came,
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  • and a storm came,and they saw it coming,
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  • and they saw it coming,and they had put
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  • and they had puttheir anchor out,
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  • their anchor out,and this is what
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  • and this is whatthe headline read.
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  • the headline read.It said the NFL players
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  • It said the NFL playersand their friends,
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  • and their friends,in the Gulf of Mexico,
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  • in the Gulf of Mexico,had concluded
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  • had concludedthat it was caused
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  • that it was causedwhen the vessel
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  • when the vesselwas improperly anchored,
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  • was improperly anchored,the boat capsized.
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  • the boat capsized.And the story ends telling
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  • And the story ends tellinghow the Oakland Raiders
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  • how the Oakland Raiderslinebacker and free agent
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  • linebacker and free agentfor Corey Smith,
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  • for Corey Smith,and another young man
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  • and another young manfrom the University
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  • from the Universityof South Florida
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  • of South Floridawere lost and killed,
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  • were lost and killed,and only one lone survivor
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  • and only one lone survivorstayed out at sea,
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  • stayed out at sea,holding onto something
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  • holding onto somethingthat was floating
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  • that was floatingfor two solid days.
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  • for two solid days.And they end the story
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  • And they end the storyby saying this --
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  • by saying this --overall, it was just
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  • overall, it was justa mistake in anchoring.
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  • a mistake in anchoring.Apparently, anchoring
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  • Apparently, anchoringis a very important thing
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  • is a very important thingin the natural,
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  • in the natural,and it is a vital thing,
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  • and it is a vital thing,and that's why
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  • and that's whythe Scripture mentions
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  • the Scripture mentionsthey put four anchors out
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  • they put four anchors outthat would keep them
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  • that would keep themfrom drifting too far
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  • from drifting too farinto the rocks
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  • into the rocksand into disaster.
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  • and into disaster.You've got to have your life,
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  • You've got to have your life,your family,
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  • your family,your marriage anchored,
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  • your marriage anchored,and I want to give you
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  • and I want to give youquickly three things
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  • quickly three thingsthat Paul instructed them to do
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  • that Paul instructed them to dowhen you're in a storm.
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  • when you're in a storm.When you go through a storm,
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  • When you go through a storm,the first thing he said,
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  • the first thing he said,in Acts 27:17,
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  • in Acts 27:17,is he said, "Brace up."
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  • is he said, "Brace up."Brace up the ship.
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  • Brace up the ship.And so, they see
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  • And so, they seea storm coming.
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  • a storm coming.They know it's gonna get bad,
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  • They know it's gonna get bad,and they said, you know,
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  • and they said, you know,we're about to enter
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  • we're about to enterinto something.
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  • into something.We'd better brace the ship up
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  • We'd better brace the ship upa little bit.
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  • a little bit.It needs a little reinforcement.
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  • It needs a little reinforcement.And the way they did that
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  • And the way they did thatin Bible days is the sailor
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  • in Bible days is the sailorwould jump off of the ship
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  • would jump off of the shipwith a large, thick rope.
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  • with a large, thick rope.He would have to swim
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  • He would have to swimunder the ship,
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  • under the ship,and they would take it up
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  • and they would take it upthe other side, tie it,
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  • the other side, tie it,and do the process
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  • and do the processall over again,
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  • all over again,undergirding that ship,
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  • undergirding that ship,embracing that ship,
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  • embracing that ship,making it strong enough
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  • making it strong enoughto go through the storm
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  • to go through the stormthat was coming.
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  • that was coming.I believe that's
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  • I believe that'sa powerful instruction
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  • a powerful instructionwhen you understand
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  • when you understandthis is what you are to do
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  • this is what you are to dowhen you get in a storm.
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  • when you get in a storm.Brace up your mind
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  • Brace up your mindwith the word of God.
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  • with the word of God.The first thing you ought to go
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  • The first thing you ought to goto when you hit rough weather,
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  • to when you hit rough weather,spiritually speaking,
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  • spiritually speaking,is brace up your mind
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  • is brace up your mindin the word of God.
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  • in the word of God.Jeremiah 1:5 said,
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  • Jeremiah 1:5 said,"Before I was formed
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  • "Before I was formedin my mother's womb,
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  • in my mother's womb,God called me and ordained me.
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  • God called me and ordained me.He knew everything
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  • He knew everythingI would go through,
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  • I would go through,and He's given me
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  • and He's given methe faith I need to get
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  • the faith I need to getto the other side."
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  • to the other side."Jeremiah 29:11,
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  • Jeremiah 29:11,"It braces you up,"
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  • "It braces you up,"it braces your thoughts up,
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  • it braces your thoughts up,"when you declare
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  • "when you declarethe word of God.
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  • the word of God.I know the plans
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  • I know the plansYou have for me,
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  • You have for me,plans of good and not evil,
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  • plans of good and not evil,to give me a hope and a future."
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  • to give me a hope and a future."One translation said,
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  • One translation said,"You have a future
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  • "You have a futurefilled with hope,"
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  • filled with hope,"and boy, you need to hear
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  • and boy, you need to hearthat when you're going
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  • that when you're goingthrough the storm.
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  • through the storm.You have to brace your mind up
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  • You have to brace your mind upwith the word of God,
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  • with the word of God,because if you don't,
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  • because if you don't,fear will take over,
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  • fear will take over,worry will take over,
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  • worry will take over,depression will take over,
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  • depression will take over,discouragement
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  • discouragementand disappointment
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  • and disappointmentwill take over.
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  • will take over.So, you brace your family up,
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  • So, you brace your family up,you brace your marriage up
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  • you brace your marriage upwith the word of God.
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  • with the word of God.Maybe it's a financial storm.
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  • Maybe it's a financial storm.Your month is longer
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  • Your month is longerthan your money.
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  • than your money.Build and brace
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  • Build and bracethat financial world up
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  • that financial world upwith the word of God.
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  • with the word of God.Malachi 3:10, "God will open
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  • Malachi 3:10, "God will openthe windows of heaven
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  • the windows of heavenand pour out a blessing
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  • and pour out a blessingyou don't have room
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  • you don't have roomenough to receive!"
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  • enough to receive!"You know, I read this
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  • You know, I read thisthe other day.
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  • the other day.This is just a side note,
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  • This is just a side note,but I read this the other day
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  • but I read this the other daywhere it said that Abraham,
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  • where it said that Abraham,you know, his name
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  • you know, his namein the Old Testament was Abram,
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  • in the Old Testament was Abram,and God changed his name.
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  • and God changed his name.And you know,
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  • And you know,when He changed it,
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  • when He changed it,if you read it,
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  • if you read it,he went to Melchizedek
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  • he went to Melchizedekand paid his tithes,
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  • and paid his tithes,and God added
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  • and God addedon to his name, "ham."
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  • on to his name, "ham."And I just felt like sayin' --
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  • And I just felt like sayin' --I wrote it in my Bible.
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  • I wrote it in my Bible.If you're tired of Spam,
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  • If you're tired of Spam,start payin' your tithes
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  • start payin' your tithesand God'll put you on ham!
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  • and God'll put you on ham!Come on, that'll preach!
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  • Come on, that'll preach!Turn to somebody and say,
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  • Turn to somebody and say,you look like
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  • you look likeyou've been eatin' Spam,
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  • you've been eatin' Spam,but you need to pay
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  • but you need to payyour tithes and God'll
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  • your tithes and God'llgive you some ham!
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  • give you some ham!Abraham!
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  • Abraham!Come on,
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  • Come on,that's a good joke!
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  • that's a good joke!Say Amen.
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  • Say Amen.That was worth
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  • That was worthgettin' up and comin'
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  • gettin' up and comin'to church for right there!
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  • to church for right there!I'm glad I traded in my Spam
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  • I'm glad I traded in my Spamfor ham on God's economy
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  • for ham on God's economyand God's plan, how about you?
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  • He'll supply your needs.
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  • He'll supply your needs.So, brace up your mind
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  • So, brace up your mindwith the word of God.
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  • with the word of God.Secondly, Paul said,
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  • Secondly, Paul said,in Acts 27:30,
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  • in Acts 27:30,he said, "Cheer up."
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  • he said, "Cheer up."Cheer up.
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  • Cheer up.Cheer up.
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  • Cheer up.When you're in a storm,
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  • When you're in a storm,it's no time
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  • it's no timeto have a pity party.
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  • to have a pity party.Cheer up!
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  • Cheer up!Cheer up!
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  • Cheer up!Hope must rule your heart.
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  • Hope must rule your heart.Control your attitude.
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  • Control your attitude.Cheer up!
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  • Cheer up!The joy of the Lord
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  • The joy of the Lordis your strength.
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  • is your strength.It could be so much worse.
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  • It could be so much worse.You could be in a hospital.
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  • You could be in a hospital.You could be dying.
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  • You could be dying.You could have got
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  • You could have gota terrible thing,
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  • a terrible thing,all kinds of --
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  • all kinds of --no matter how bad
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  • no matter how badyour storm is,
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  • your storm is,it could be so much worse,
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  • it could be so much worse,so cheer up.
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  • so cheer up.Listen, the message
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  • Listen, the messageof Christianity is victory --
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  • of Christianity is victory --not victim,
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  • not victim,not depression,
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  • not depression,not despair,
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  • not despair,not going through trials.
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  • not going through trials.The message of Christianity
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  • The message of Christianityis victory!
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  • is victory!This is the faith
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  • This is the faiththat overcomes the world!
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  • that overcomes the world!This is the faith
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  • This is the faiththat hell can't stop,
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  • that hell can't stop,demons can't stop!
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  • demons can't stop!You have an anchor
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  • You have an anchorthat is stronger than lies
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  • that is stronger than liesand all the enemy
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  • and all the enemybrings against you.
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  • brings against you.So, cheer up!
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  • So, cheer up!Cheer up and be of good cheer,
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  • Cheer up and be of good cheer,Paul said, right in
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  • Paul said, right inthe middle of the storm.
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  • the middle of the storm.He's leading you,
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  • He's leading you,the Scripture declares,
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  • the Scripture declares,from place to place
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  • from place to placein perpetual victory.
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  • in perpetual victory.Get that deep
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  • Get that deepin your spirit this morning.
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  • in your spirit this morning.God's not leading you to defeat.
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  • God's not leading you to defeat.God's not leading you
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  • God's not leading youto devastation.
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  • to devastation.He's leading you
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  • He's leading youto perpetual victory,
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  • to perpetual victory,and don't you quit now.
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  • and don't you quit now.You undergird your life.
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  • You undergird your life.You undergird your call.
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  • You undergird your call.You undergird your marriage,
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  • You undergird your marriage,your business,
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  • your business,with the word of God.
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  • with the word of God.Cheer up.
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  • Cheer up.Brace up.
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  • Brace up.Focus on what you have.
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  • Focus on what you have.Strengthen that which remains.
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  • Strengthen that which remains.And then lastly,
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  • And then lastly,he said in Acts 27:18,
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  • he said in Acts 27:18,they began to lighten the load.
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  • they began to lighten the load.Listen to this,
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  • Listen to this,"with their own hands."
  • 00:09:15.901 --> 00:09:19.105
  • "with their own hands."See, the truth is, when Paul --
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  • See, the truth is, when Paul --apparently they had gone
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  • apparently they had goneto different ports
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  • to different portsand they'd picked up stuff
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  • and they'd picked up stuffthey didn't start out
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  • they didn't start outthe journey with.
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  • the journey with.And before you know it,
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  • And before you know it,your life gets full of stuff.
  • 00:09:26.579 --> 00:09:28.014
  • your life gets full of stuff.But, the thing that a storm
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  • But, the thing that a stormwill do is the storm will come
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  • will do is the storm will comeand it will cause you
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  • and it will cause youto begin to see the extra stuff
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  • to begin to see the extra stuffthat you have taken on board
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  • that you have taken on boardthat really doesn't matter --
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  • that really doesn't matter --the responsibilities,
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  • the responsibilities,the distractions
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  • the distractionsfrom the main purpose
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  • from the main purposeof our calling
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  • of our callingand our walk with Jesus Christ.
  • 00:09:46.465 --> 00:09:46.999
  • and our walk with Jesus Christ.And so,
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  • And so,when we go through storms,
  • 00:09:47.967 --> 00:09:49.835
  • when we go through storms,suddenly we start throwing.
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  • suddenly we start throwing.They start with their own hands.
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  • They start with their own hands.Quit waitin' on God
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  • Quit waitin' on Godto do everything
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  • to do everythingand take your own hands
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  • and take your own handsand say, you know what?
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  • and say, you know what?I'm going through something.
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  • I'm going through something.There goes the baggage
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  • There goes the baggageof complaining.
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  • of complaining.I'm not going to complain
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  • I'm not going to complainall the way through this storm.
  • 00:10:01.480 --> 00:10:02.381
  • all the way through this storm.There goes the baggage
  • 00:10:02.381 --> 00:10:03.516
  • There goes the baggageof depression.
  • 00:10:03.516 --> 00:10:04.984
  • of depression.There goes the baggage of fear.
  • 00:10:04.984 --> 00:10:06.552
  • There goes the baggage of fear.There goes the baggage
  • 00:10:06.552 --> 00:10:07.153
  • There goes the baggageof past failure.
  • 00:10:07.153 --> 00:10:07.787
  • of past failure.There goes the baggage
  • 00:10:07.787 --> 00:10:10.723
  • There goes the baggageof unforgiveness and bitterness.
  • 00:10:10.723 --> 00:10:12.758
  • of unforgiveness and bitterness.You have to unload.
  • 00:10:12.758 --> 00:10:13.426
  • You have to unload.When you're goin' through
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  • When you're goin' througha storm, just get down
  • 00:10:15.094 --> 00:10:16.395
  • a storm, just get downto what's essential,
  • 00:10:16.395 --> 00:10:18.831
  • to what's essential,and that's Jesus.
  • 00:10:18.831 --> 00:10:19.231
  • and that's Jesus.Because when
  • 00:10:19.231 --> 00:10:20.166
  • Because whenit's all said and done,
  • 00:10:20.166 --> 00:10:25.204
  • it's all said and done,that overbaggage of weight
  • 00:10:25.204 --> 00:10:26.605
  • that overbaggage of weightcan sink your ship.
  • 00:10:26.605 --> 00:10:27.640
  • can sink your ship.The Apostle Paul
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  • The Apostle Paulput it like this.
  • 00:10:28.874 --> 00:10:30.976
  • put it like this.He said, "Lay aside every weight
  • 00:10:30.976 --> 00:10:34.647
  • He said, "Lay aside every weightthat does so easily beset you."
  • 00:10:34.647 --> 00:10:36.415
  • that does so easily beset you."And I wrote down three
  • 00:10:36.415 --> 00:10:37.349
  • And I wrote down threethat in my life,
  • 00:10:37.349 --> 00:10:38.451
  • that in my life,when I go through storms,
  • 00:10:38.451 --> 00:10:40.052
  • when I go through storms,these are the three things
  • 00:10:40.052 --> 00:10:41.220
  • these are the three thingsthe enemy tries
  • 00:10:41.220 --> 00:10:43.522
  • the enemy triesto hit me with,
  • 00:10:43.522 --> 00:10:44.223
  • to hit me with,and they're baggage
  • 00:10:44.223 --> 00:10:45.691
  • and they're baggagethat I have to lighten up.
  • 00:10:45.691 --> 00:10:46.392
  • that I have to lighten up.I always have to throw
  • 00:10:46.392 --> 00:10:47.226
  • I always have to throwthem over.
  • 00:10:47.226 --> 00:10:49.028
  • them over.Number one, insufficiency.
  • 00:10:49.028 --> 00:10:50.463
  • Number one, insufficiency.When I go through storms,
  • 00:10:50.463 --> 00:10:51.363
  • When I go through storms,I don't know why,
  • 00:10:51.363 --> 00:10:52.431
  • I don't know why,but the enemy attacks me
  • 00:10:52.431 --> 00:10:53.833
  • but the enemy attacks mewith a spirit that says
  • 00:10:53.833 --> 00:10:55.801
  • with a spirit that saysyou're insufficient.
  • 00:10:55.801 --> 00:10:57.336
  • you're insufficient.Insufficiency means
  • 00:10:57.336 --> 00:10:58.637
  • Insufficiency meansnot enough education,
  • 00:10:58.637 --> 00:10:59.939
  • not enough education,not enough talent,
  • 00:10:59.939 --> 00:11:01.107
  • not enough talent,not enough money.
  • 00:11:01.107 --> 00:11:02.575
  • not enough money.No, but I got enough God.
  • 00:11:02.575 --> 00:11:03.909
  • No, but I got enough God.If I've got enough God,
  • 00:11:03.909 --> 00:11:04.777
  • If I've got enough God,He'll take me places
  • 00:11:04.777 --> 00:11:06.278
  • He'll take me placesthat I never dreamed.
  • 00:11:06.278 --> 00:11:06.879
  • that I never dreamed.He'll send me
  • 00:11:06.879 --> 00:11:07.947
  • He'll send mewhere He wants me to go.
  • 00:11:07.947 --> 00:11:10.382
  • where He wants me to go.He'll pay the bill!
  • 00:11:10.382 --> 00:11:11.417
  • He'll pay the bill!Insufficiency,
  • 00:11:11.417 --> 00:11:12.485
  • Insufficiency,get it off your boat!
  • 00:11:12.485 --> 00:11:13.886
  • get it off your boat!You're goin' to the other side.
  • 00:11:13.886 --> 00:11:15.287
  • You're goin' to the other side.Insecurity.
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  • Insecurity.I can't do this.
  • 00:11:16.722 --> 00:11:17.990
  • I can't do this.I hear a little voice
  • 00:11:17.990 --> 00:11:19.158
  • I hear a little voicein my head sometimes
  • 00:11:19.158 --> 00:11:20.192
  • in my head sometimeswhen I get in a storm.
  • 00:11:20.192 --> 00:11:22.728
  • when I get in a storm.You're going to lose.
  • 00:11:22.728 --> 00:11:24.130
  • You're going to lose.Insecurity --
  • 00:11:24.130 --> 00:11:25.898
  • Insecurity --throw it off of your ship!
  • 00:11:25.898 --> 00:11:28.901
  • throw it off of your ship!The last one is insignificance.
  • 00:11:28.901 --> 00:11:29.235
  • The last one is insignificance.I always hear
  • 00:11:29.235 --> 00:11:30.536
  • I always heara little voice that says,
  • 00:11:30.536 --> 00:11:32.671
  • a little voice that says,no one really needs you.
  • 00:11:32.671 --> 00:11:33.639
  • no one really needs you.You're not important.
  • 00:11:33.639 --> 00:11:35.608
  • You're not important.You're not right for the part,
  • 00:11:35.608 --> 00:11:37.409
  • You're not right for the part,you just put yourself there --
  • 00:11:37.409 --> 00:11:38.611
  • you just put yourself there --insignificance.
  • 00:11:38.611 --> 00:11:40.379
  • insignificance.But when you hear those voices
  • 00:11:40.379 --> 00:11:41.714
  • But when you hear those voicesin the middle of a storm,
  • 00:11:41.714 --> 00:11:42.648
  • in the middle of a storm,that's God sayin',
  • 00:11:42.648 --> 00:11:44.316
  • that's God sayin',I'm letting you go through this
  • 00:11:44.316 --> 00:11:45.217
  • I'm letting you go through thisso you'll throw all of that
  • 00:11:45.217 --> 00:11:46.685
  • so you'll throw all of thatstuff off and be who
  • 00:11:46.685 --> 00:11:47.586
  • stuff off and be whoI've called you to be,
  • 00:11:47.586 --> 00:11:48.687
  • I've called you to be,confident, and bold,
  • 00:11:48.687 --> 00:11:49.655
  • confident, and bold,and courageous,
  • 00:11:49.655 --> 00:11:51.557
  • and courageous,and stand there in your faith,
  • 00:11:51.557 --> 00:11:52.558
  • and stand there in your faith,not in you,
  • 00:11:52.558 --> 00:11:53.893
  • not in you,but in your anchor.
  • 00:11:53.893 --> 00:11:55.661
  • but in your anchor.Your anchor is Jesus.
  • 00:11:55.661 --> 00:11:59.365
  • Your anchor is Jesus.Listen.
  • 00:11:59.365 --> 00:12:00.833
  • Listen.The boat doesn't keep
  • 00:12:00.833 --> 00:12:02.101
  • The boat doesn't keepitself in the storm,
  • 00:12:02.101 --> 00:12:04.370
  • itself in the storm,it's the anchor.
  • 00:12:04.370 --> 00:12:05.137
  • it's the anchor.The responsibility
  • 00:12:05.137 --> 00:12:06.405
  • The responsibilityis on the anchor,
  • 00:12:06.405 --> 00:12:08.040
  • is on the anchor,and Jesus is our anchor.
  • 00:12:08.040 --> 00:12:10.776
  • and Jesus is our anchor.He's the rock of ages.
  • 00:12:10.776 --> 00:12:12.645
  • He's the rock of ages.So, everybody say, right now,
  • 00:12:12.645 --> 00:12:17.516
  • So, everybody say, right now,brace up, cheer up,
  • 00:12:17.516 --> 00:12:20.352
  • brace up, cheer up,and I want you to lighten up.
  • 00:12:20.352 --> 00:12:23.222
  • and I want you to lighten up.Throw it off and keep on goin',
  • 00:12:23.222 --> 00:12:25.624
  • Throw it off and keep on goin',in Jesus' mighty name.
  • 00:12:25.624 --> 00:12:28.694
  • in Jesus' mighty name.You see, when people
  • 00:12:28.694 --> 00:12:31.297
  • You see, when peopleare anchored improperly,
  • 00:12:31.297 --> 00:12:32.798
  • are anchored improperly,it can cost them their life,
  • 00:12:32.798 --> 00:12:34.400
  • it can cost them their life,and that's the part of the story
  • 00:12:34.400 --> 00:12:35.401
  • and that's the part of the storywhere the Bible said
  • 00:12:35.401 --> 00:12:38.304
  • where the Bible saidthey got to a certain place,
  • 00:12:38.304 --> 00:12:39.972
  • they got to a certain place,and Paul said,
  • 00:12:39.972 --> 00:12:43.209
  • and Paul said,we put out four anchors.
  • 00:12:43.209 --> 00:12:44.643
  • we put out four anchors.We put out four anchors.
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  • We put out four anchors.We wanted to make sure
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  • We wanted to make surethat we were properly anchored.
  • 00:12:49.348 --> 00:12:50.282
  • that we were properly anchored.The first anchor
  • 00:12:50.282 --> 00:12:51.450
  • The first anchorthat'll keep you afloat
  • 00:12:51.450 --> 00:12:52.084
  • that'll keep you afloatwhen you're going through
  • 00:12:52.084 --> 00:12:54.553
  • when you're going throughthe storm is the anchor
  • 00:12:54.553 --> 00:12:56.822
  • the storm is the anchorof purpose.
  • 00:12:56.822 --> 00:12:59.358
  • of purpose.I'm here for a purpose.
  • 00:12:59.358 --> 00:13:01.894
  • I'm here for a purpose.My purpose is stronger
  • 00:13:01.894 --> 00:13:03.495
  • My purpose is strongerthan the storm.
  • 00:13:03.495 --> 00:13:04.730
  • than the storm.Purpose doesn't change
  • 00:13:04.730 --> 00:13:06.966
  • Purpose doesn't changein a storm.
  • 00:13:06.966 --> 00:13:08.767
  • in a storm.Two things about purpose.
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  • Two things about purpose.Number one,
  • 00:13:10.269 --> 00:13:11.337
  • Number one,purpose predates
  • 00:13:11.337 --> 00:13:13.038
  • purpose predatesyour conception.
  • 00:13:13.038 --> 00:13:14.707
  • your conception.Jeremiah said, "Before I was in
  • 00:13:14.707 --> 00:13:15.341
  • Jeremiah said, "Before I was inmy mother's womb,
  • 00:13:15.341 --> 00:13:17.142
  • my mother's womb,You had a plan and ordained me
  • 00:13:17.142 --> 00:13:17.743
  • You had a plan and ordained meto be a prophet
  • 00:13:17.743 --> 00:13:19.044
  • to be a prophetand You had a call on my life."
  • 00:13:19.044 --> 00:13:21.080
  • and You had a call on my life."So, my purpose was greater
  • 00:13:21.080 --> 00:13:22.448
  • So, my purpose was greaterthan my conception
  • 00:13:22.448 --> 00:13:24.283
  • than my conceptionin my mother's womb.
  • 00:13:24.283 --> 00:13:26.485
  • in my mother's womb.Secondly, my purpose
  • 00:13:26.485 --> 00:13:31.323
  • Secondly, my purposewas planned without my input.
  • 00:13:31.323 --> 00:13:33.259
  • was planned without my input.God said, this is why
  • 00:13:33.259 --> 00:13:35.261
  • God said, this is whyyou will be put on this earth,
  • 00:13:35.261 --> 00:13:37.463
  • you will be put on this earth,and He didn't ask your opinion.
  • 00:13:37.463 --> 00:13:39.198
  • and He didn't ask your opinion.He put something in you
  • 00:13:39.198 --> 00:13:40.532
  • He put something in youthat you don't even know
  • 00:13:40.532 --> 00:13:42.735
  • that you don't even knowthat is unstoppable as long
  • 00:13:42.735 --> 00:13:44.837
  • that is unstoppable as longas you are doing what God
  • 00:13:44.837 --> 00:13:45.604
  • as you are doing what Godhas called you
  • 00:13:45.604 --> 00:13:47.773
  • has called youand purposed you to do.
  • 00:13:47.773 --> 00:13:48.974
  • and purposed you to do.And you've got to focus
  • 00:13:48.974 --> 00:13:50.075
  • And you've got to focuson your purpose
  • 00:13:50.075 --> 00:13:51.543
  • on your purposewhen you get in the storm.
  • 00:13:51.543 --> 00:13:53.412
  • when you get in the storm.Focus on the purpose.
  • 00:13:53.412 --> 00:13:54.113
  • Focus on the purpose.Just focus
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  • Just focuson what's ahead of you,
  • 00:13:55.981 --> 00:13:57.616
  • on what's ahead of you,not what you're going through.
  • 00:13:57.616 --> 00:13:58.784
  • not what you're going through.Losers focus
  • 00:13:58.784 --> 00:14:01.120
  • Losers focuson what they're going through,
  • 00:14:01.120 --> 00:14:02.588
  • on what they're going through,but champions focus
  • 00:14:02.588 --> 00:14:04.690
  • but champions focuson what they're going to.
  • 00:14:04.690 --> 00:14:07.226
  • on what they're going to.That's why Hebrews 12:2 said,
  • 00:14:07.226 --> 00:14:08.861
  • That's why Hebrews 12:2 said,"Looking unto Jesus,
  • 00:14:08.861 --> 00:14:10.396
  • "Looking unto Jesus,the author and the finisher
  • 00:14:10.396 --> 00:14:11.297
  • the author and the finisherof our faith."
  • 00:14:11.297 --> 00:14:12.097
  • of our faith."Why?
  • 00:14:12.097 --> 00:14:13.966
  • Why?"Who for the joy
  • 00:14:13.966 --> 00:14:15.734
  • "Who for the joythat was set before Him
  • 00:14:15.734 --> 00:14:17.036
  • that was set before Himendured the cross,
  • 00:14:17.036 --> 00:14:18.137
  • endured the cross,despising the shame."
  • 00:14:18.137 --> 00:14:19.471
  • despising the shame."What enabled Him
  • 00:14:19.471 --> 00:14:21.073
  • What enabled Himto make it through His storm
  • 00:14:21.073 --> 00:14:22.341
  • to make it through His stormon that cross
  • 00:14:22.341 --> 00:14:23.208
  • on that crossthat Friday afternoon
  • 00:14:23.208 --> 00:14:24.677
  • that Friday afternoonwas what He was seeing,
  • 00:14:24.677 --> 00:14:26.145
  • was what He was seeing,His purpose.
  • 00:14:26.145 --> 00:14:27.546
  • His purpose.He saw what would happen
  • 00:14:27.546 --> 00:14:28.314
  • He saw what would happenon the other side
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  • on the other sideof the crucifixion,
  • 00:14:29.581 --> 00:14:31.116
  • of the crucifixion,and that's what you have to do.
  • 00:14:31.116 --> 00:14:32.985
  • and that's what you have to do.God has used sinners,
  • 00:14:32.985 --> 00:14:34.553
  • God has used sinners,God has used failures,
  • 00:14:34.553 --> 00:14:38.357
  • God has used failures,but God cannot use quitters.
  • 00:14:38.357 --> 00:14:39.725
  • but God cannot use quitters.So, you have to drop
  • 00:14:39.725 --> 00:14:42.227
  • So, you have to dropthe anchor of purpose and say,
  • 00:14:42.227 --> 00:14:43.696
  • the anchor of purpose and say,God put me here.
  • 00:14:43.696 --> 00:14:45.531
  • God put me here.God called me.
  • 00:14:45.531 --> 00:14:46.966
  • God called me.God put us together.
  • 00:14:46.966 --> 00:14:48.901
  • God put us together.God gave me this business.
  • 00:14:48.901 --> 00:14:50.169
  • God gave me this business.God is for me,
  • 00:14:50.169 --> 00:14:51.236
  • God is for me,He's not against me.
  • 00:14:51.236 --> 00:14:52.504
  • He's not against me.There's divine purpose
  • 00:14:52.504 --> 00:14:53.806
  • There's divine purposeconnected to my life,
  • 00:14:53.806 --> 00:14:55.507
  • connected to my life,and the storm will not stop me!
  • 00:14:55.507 --> 00:14:57.343
  • and the storm will not stop me!I'll focus on the shore
  • 00:14:57.343 --> 00:14:58.277
  • I'll focus on the shoreand I'll make it through
  • 00:14:58.277 --> 00:14:59.044
  • and I'll make it throughthe storm.
  • 00:14:59.044 --> 00:15:00.312
  • the storm.I'm not gonna talk about
  • 00:15:00.312 --> 00:15:01.313
  • I'm not gonna talk aboutwhat I'm goin' through
  • 00:15:01.313 --> 00:15:02.314
  • what I'm goin' throughall the time,
  • 00:15:02.314 --> 00:15:03.182
  • all the time,I'm gonna talk about
  • 00:15:03.182 --> 00:15:04.450
  • I'm gonna talk aboutwhat I'm goin' to.
  • 00:15:04.450 --> 00:15:05.017
  • what I'm goin' to.Clap your hands
  • 00:15:05.017 --> 00:15:06.785
  • Clap your handsand shout if you believe it!
  • 00:15:06.785 --> 00:15:07.720
  • and shout if you believe it!I've got a purpose.
  • 00:15:07.720 --> 00:15:10.356
  • I've got a purpose.You've got a purpose.
  • 00:15:10.356 --> 00:15:11.223
  • You've got a purpose.The second anchor
  • 00:15:11.223 --> 00:15:12.157
  • The second anchorthat you've got to drop
  • 00:15:12.157 --> 00:15:14.793
  • that you've got to dropis the anchor of courage.
  • 00:15:14.793 --> 00:15:16.061
  • is the anchor of courage.When you get in a storm,
  • 00:15:16.061 --> 00:15:18.030
  • When you get in a storm,you have to courage up.
  • 00:15:18.030 --> 00:15:19.598
  • you have to courage up.That's why he told Joshua
  • 00:15:19.598 --> 00:15:20.332
  • That's why he told Joshuafour times,
  • 00:15:20.332 --> 00:15:22.034
  • four times,be of good courage.
  • 00:15:22.034 --> 00:15:23.235
  • be of good courage.In Joshua 1,
  • 00:15:23.235 --> 00:15:24.269
  • In Joshua 1,"Be of good courage."
  • 00:15:24.269 --> 00:15:25.604
  • "Be of good courage."Get some courage
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  • Get some couragewhen the storm comes.
  • 00:15:26.672 --> 00:15:28.340
  • when the storm comes.We don't whine
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  • We don't whinein the middle of a storm.
  • 00:15:29.775 --> 00:15:31.243
  • in the middle of a storm.We don't go to pieces
  • 00:15:31.243 --> 00:15:32.378
  • We don't go to piecesin the middle of a storm.
  • 00:15:32.378 --> 00:15:34.546
  • in the middle of a storm.We stand up on our hind legs
  • 00:15:34.546 --> 00:15:36.181
  • We stand up on our hind legsand we say, I have Jesus
  • 00:15:36.181 --> 00:15:37.750
  • and we say, I have Jesuswith me and I can make it
  • 00:15:37.750 --> 00:15:38.817
  • with me and I can make itthrough this storm.
  • 00:15:38.817 --> 00:15:40.819
  • through this storm.I'm grieving, I'm hurting,
  • 00:15:40.819 --> 00:15:42.921
  • I'm grieving, I'm hurting,I'm broken, I'm devastated.
  • 00:15:42.921 --> 00:15:44.356
  • I'm broken, I'm devastated.But in that moment,
  • 00:15:44.356 --> 00:15:45.858
  • But in that moment,you either kowtow down
  • 00:15:45.858 --> 00:15:47.659
  • you either kowtow downand you just wither up,
  • 00:15:47.659 --> 00:15:49.028
  • and you just wither up,or you stand up
  • 00:15:49.028 --> 00:15:50.295
  • or you stand upwith the spirit of courage
  • 00:15:50.295 --> 00:15:51.964
  • with the spirit of courageand say, if God be for me,
  • 00:15:51.964 --> 00:15:53.465
  • and say, if God be for me,who can be against me?
  • 00:15:53.465 --> 00:15:54.199
  • who can be against me?I'm goin' on.
  • 00:15:54.199 --> 00:15:56.001
  • I'm goin' on.I'm goin' on.
  • 00:15:56.001 --> 00:15:57.169
  • I'm goin' on.Courage, courage,
  • 00:15:57.169 --> 00:15:58.637
  • Courage, courage,courage, courage.
  • 00:15:58.637 --> 00:16:01.206
  • courage, courage.Courage is the ability
  • 00:16:01.206 --> 00:16:02.141
  • Courage is the abilityto finish the race
  • 00:16:02.141 --> 00:16:04.810
  • to finish the raceeven if you're in last place.
  • 00:16:04.810 --> 00:16:07.846
  • even if you're in last place.Courage is standing up
  • 00:16:07.846 --> 00:16:10.649
  • Courage is standing upto your daughter or your son
  • 00:16:10.649 --> 00:16:11.717
  • to your daughter or your sonwhen they want to date
  • 00:16:11.717 --> 00:16:16.055
  • when they want to datethe cool guy,
  • 00:16:16.055 --> 00:16:17.523
  • the cool guy,or the pretty girl,
  • 00:16:17.523 --> 00:16:19.992
  • or the pretty girl,but you know deep in your soul
  • 00:16:19.992 --> 00:16:21.427
  • but you know deep in your soulit's a dangerous situation
  • 00:16:21.427 --> 00:16:22.761
  • it's a dangerous situationfor their life.
  • 00:16:22.761 --> 00:16:23.729
  • for their life.That's courage.
  • 00:16:23.729 --> 00:16:24.596
  • That's courage.Courage is forgiving
  • 00:16:24.596 --> 00:16:26.532
  • Courage is forgivinga friend who let you down.
  • 00:16:26.532 --> 00:16:28.400
  • a friend who let you down.Courage is loving a husband
  • 00:16:28.400 --> 00:16:28.834
  • Courage is loving a husbandin the midst
  • 00:16:28.834 --> 00:16:30.369
  • in the midstof a financial crisis
  • 00:16:30.369 --> 00:16:32.137
  • of a financial crisisthat he caused, or a wife,
  • 00:16:32.137 --> 00:16:34.273
  • that he caused, or a wife,the crisis she caused.
  • 00:16:34.273 --> 00:16:36.909
  • the crisis she caused.Courage keeps on.
  • 00:16:36.909 --> 00:16:38.343
  • Courage keeps on.Courage is refusing
  • 00:16:38.343 --> 00:16:41.480
  • Courage is refusingto let cancer steal your smile,
  • 00:16:41.480 --> 00:16:42.781
  • to let cancer steal your smile,refusing to let cancer
  • 00:16:42.781 --> 00:16:44.316
  • refusing to let cancersteal your joy,
  • 00:16:44.316 --> 00:16:45.184
  • steal your joy,but you go in
  • 00:16:45.184 --> 00:16:46.819
  • but you go inand you take chemotherapy
  • 00:16:46.819 --> 00:16:48.253
  • and you take chemotherapywith an incredible attitude
  • 00:16:48.253 --> 00:16:49.421
  • with an incredible attitudeof courage that says,
  • 00:16:49.421 --> 00:16:50.289
  • of courage that says,you know what?
  • 00:16:50.289 --> 00:16:51.123
  • you know what?I'm just believing
  • 00:16:51.123 --> 00:16:52.758
  • I'm just believingthat God's not through with me,
  • 00:16:52.758 --> 00:16:53.358
  • that God's not through with me,and I've dropped
  • 00:16:53.358 --> 00:16:54.293
  • and I've droppedthe anchor of courage,
  • 00:16:54.293 --> 00:16:54.927
  • the anchor of courage,and I've dropped
  • 00:16:54.927 --> 00:16:56.128
  • and I've droppedthe anchor of purpose,
  • 00:16:56.128 --> 00:16:57.763
  • the anchor of purpose,and my purpose is greater,
  • 00:16:57.763 --> 00:16:59.731
  • and my purpose is greater,my destiny is greater
  • 00:16:59.731 --> 00:17:00.833
  • my destiny is greaterthan my dilemma.
  • 00:17:00.833 --> 00:17:02.668
  • than my dilemma.God is gonna take me through
  • 00:17:02.668 --> 00:17:03.635
  • God is gonna take me throughto the other side,
  • 00:17:03.635 --> 00:17:04.837
  • to the other side,I just believe it.
  • 00:17:04.837 --> 00:17:06.338
  • I just believe it.Come on and shout Amen!
  • 00:17:06.338 --> 00:17:07.906
  • Come on and shout Amen!Hallelujah!
  • 00:17:07.906 --> 00:17:09.108
  • Hallelujah!Oh, there's a better shout.
  • 00:17:09.108 --> 00:17:10.609
  • Oh, there's a better shout.Try it again!
  • 00:17:10.609 --> 00:17:12.778
  • Try it again!Courage is tryin' again!
  • 00:17:12.778 --> 00:17:15.013
  • Courage is tryin' again!Courage is dreaming again.
  • 00:17:15.013 --> 00:17:17.049
  • Courage is dreaming again.Courage is saying
  • 00:17:17.049 --> 00:17:18.484
  • Courage is sayingI will not quit,
  • 00:17:18.484 --> 00:17:21.019
  • I will not quit,I am going to keep going.
  • 00:17:21.019 --> 00:17:21.820
  • I am going to keep going.Courage is not
  • 00:17:21.820 --> 00:17:22.721
  • Courage is notthe absence of fear,
  • 00:17:22.721 --> 00:17:26.191
  • the absence of fear,it's doin' it in spite of fear.
  • 00:17:26.191 --> 00:17:28.694
  • it's doin' it in spite of fear.I'm afraid, but here I go.
  • 00:17:28.694 --> 00:17:29.461
  • I'm afraid, but here I go.Don't lose sight
  • 00:17:29.461 --> 00:17:32.498
  • Don't lose sightof the shore in the storm.
  • 00:17:32.498 --> 00:17:35.033
  • of the shore in the storm.There's a third anchor
  • 00:17:35.033 --> 00:17:37.536
  • There's a third anchorthat I think is so important,
  • 00:17:37.536 --> 00:17:38.370
  • that I think is so important,and boy, this one really speaks
  • 00:17:38.370 --> 00:17:40.139
  • and boy, this one really speaksto my life because it's been
  • 00:17:40.139 --> 00:17:40.806
  • to my life because it's beenone of the keys,
  • 00:17:40.806 --> 00:17:42.741
  • one of the keys,and all of these,
  • 00:17:42.741 --> 00:17:43.876
  • and all of these,but I thought about
  • 00:17:43.876 --> 00:17:46.478
  • but I thought aboutthat anchor of worship.
  • 00:17:46.478 --> 00:17:49.181
  • that anchor of worship.When you get in a storm,
  • 00:17:49.181 --> 00:17:50.549
  • When you get in a storm,we are not called
  • 00:17:50.549 --> 00:17:52.885
  • we are not calledto be a bunch of whiners
  • 00:17:52.885 --> 00:17:54.686
  • to be a bunch of whinersthat whine about how bad
  • 00:17:54.686 --> 00:17:57.890
  • that whine about how badand dark the storm is.
  • 00:17:57.890 --> 00:17:59.258
  • and dark the storm is.Worship, not whining,
  • 00:17:59.258 --> 00:18:02.794
  • Worship, not whining,is what we do in storms.
  • 00:18:02.794 --> 00:18:03.529
  • is what we do in storms.It's what Christians
  • 00:18:03.529 --> 00:18:06.765
  • It's what Christiansdo in storms.
  • 00:18:06.765 --> 00:18:09.034
  • do in storms.You see, we don't worship Him
  • 00:18:09.034 --> 00:18:12.504
  • You see, we don't worship Himfor what He's done,
  • 00:18:12.504 --> 00:18:13.472
  • for what He's done,or what He's allowed us
  • 00:18:13.472 --> 00:18:15.240
  • or what He's allowed usto go through,
  • 00:18:15.240 --> 00:18:17.943
  • to go through,we worship Him for who He is.
  • 00:18:17.943 --> 00:18:20.112
  • we worship Him for who He is.And you begin to worship God,
  • 00:18:20.112 --> 00:18:21.213
  • And you begin to worship God,worship is where
  • 00:18:21.213 --> 00:18:22.214
  • worship is wherethe answers will come,
  • 00:18:22.214 --> 00:18:23.715
  • the answers will come,where the victory will come,
  • 00:18:23.715 --> 00:18:25.684
  • where the victory will come,where the breakthrough
  • 00:18:25.684 --> 00:18:26.084
  • where the breakthroughwill come.
  • 00:18:26.084 --> 00:18:27.452
  • will come.Don't let the enemy steal --
  • 00:18:27.452 --> 00:18:29.454
  • Don't let the enemy steal --drop the anchor of worship.
  • 00:18:29.454 --> 00:18:31.290
  • drop the anchor of worship.We're not goin' to church.
  • 00:18:31.290 --> 00:18:32.624
  • We're not goin' to church.Why aren't we goin' this week?
  • 00:18:32.624 --> 00:18:33.625
  • Why aren't we goin' this week?We've had the worst week.
  • 00:18:33.625 --> 00:18:34.826
  • We've had the worst week.Then that's when we really
  • 00:18:34.826 --> 00:18:35.928
  • Then that's when we reallyneed to go and drop
  • 00:18:35.928 --> 00:18:37.062
  • need to go and dropthe anchor of worship,
  • 00:18:37.062 --> 00:18:38.564
  • the anchor of worship,and say, nothing's gonna stop me
  • 00:18:38.564 --> 00:18:39.865
  • and say, nothing's gonna stop mefrom coming,
  • 00:18:39.865 --> 00:18:40.866
  • from coming,and the Lord gives,
  • 00:18:40.866 --> 00:18:41.767
  • and the Lord gives,the Lord takes away!
  • 00:18:41.767 --> 00:18:46.305
  • the Lord takes away!Blessed be the name of the Lord!
  • 00:18:46.305 --> 00:18:47.906
  • Blessed be the name of the Lord!I don't want a little golf clap.
  • 00:18:47.906 --> 00:18:48.640
  • I don't want a little golf clap.I want somebody
  • 00:18:48.640 --> 00:18:50.576
  • I want somebodyto worship with a clap!
  • 00:18:50.576 --> 00:18:52.211
  • to worship with a clap!I want somebody to act like
  • 00:18:52.211 --> 00:18:53.845
  • I want somebody to act likeI'm preaching the truth,
  • 00:18:53.845 --> 00:18:54.346
  • I'm preaching the truth,'cause here's the thing
  • 00:18:54.346 --> 00:18:55.180
  • 'cause here's the thingabout this.
  • 00:18:55.180 --> 00:18:55.747
  • about this.Some of you --
  • 00:18:55.747 --> 00:18:56.848
  • Some of you --I'm not in a storm.
  • 00:18:56.848 --> 00:18:58.383
  • I'm not in a storm.This doesn't concern me.
  • 00:18:58.383 --> 00:19:02.387
  • This doesn't concern me.It's a matter of time!
  • 00:19:02.387 --> 00:19:03.188
  • It's a matter of time!And then that point
  • 00:19:03.188 --> 00:19:06.291
  • And then that pointwill mean somethin' to you.
  • 00:19:06.291 --> 00:19:09.728
  • will mean somethin' to you.And one more anchor.
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  • And one more anchor.When you get in the storm,
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  • When you get in the storm,you've got to be anchored,
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  • you've got to be anchored,this is so important,
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  • this is so important,to the church.
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  • to the church.When I was thinkin'
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  • When I was thinkin'about this message,
  • 00:19:19.071 --> 00:19:20.973
  • about this message,I thought about my childhood,
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  • I thought about my childhood,all of my life.
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  • all of my life.And let's say
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  • And let's saythis is the anchor.
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  • this is the anchor.Let's say this pulpit
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  • Let's say this pulpitis the anchor.
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  • is the anchor.And I throw my anchor
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  • And I throw my anchorover there, and I'm connected
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  • over there, and I'm connectedto a rock that can't be moved,
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  • to a rock that can't be moved,and that's Jesus.
  • 00:19:38.790 --> 00:19:44.229
  • and that's Jesus.But, it's very natural to drift.
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  • But, it's very natural to drift.I don't care who you are,
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  • I don't care who you are,you're not gonna be this close
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  • you're not gonna be this closeto the presence of God
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  • to the presence of Godall the time.
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  • all the time.You just drift.
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  • You just drift.You just start drifting.
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  • You just start drifting.I'm gonna tell you something
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  • I'm gonna tell you somethingabout temptation.
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  • about temptation.I'm gonna tell you something
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  • I'm gonna tell you somethingjust in general about life.
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  • just in general about life.You get busy.
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  • You get busy.It's not that you necessarily
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  • It's not that you necessarilydo anything,
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  • do anything,you just start drifting.
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  • you just start drifting.But if I am anchored,
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  • But if I am anchored,I can only drift so far,
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  • I can only drift so far,and I feel the tug back.
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  • and I feel the tug back.I can only go so far
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  • I can only go so farin temptation
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  • in temptationbefore I feel a tug.
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  • before I feel a tug.That's how you know
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  • That's how you knowyou're saved, by the way.
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  • you're saved, by the way.If you can just go on out here
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  • If you can just go on out hereand do anything and everything
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  • and do anything and everythingthat the world does,
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  • that the world does,you're not saved!
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  • you're not saved!But if you're saved,
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  • But if you're saved,you are connected
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  • you are connectedand attached to an anchor,
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  • and attached to an anchor,and it'll hold you back.
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  • and it'll hold you back.Thy word that I hid in my heart
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  • Thy word that I hid in my heartthat I would not sin
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  • that I would not sinagainst God,
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  • against God,and just when you start to,
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  • and just when you start to,it'll pull you back!
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  • it'll pull you back!Don't forsake the assembling
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  • It really, really is
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  • It really, really isa powerful anchor,
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  • a powerful anchor,powerful anchor.
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  • powerful anchor.Hebrews 6:18 says,
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  • Hebrews 6:18 says,"Two immutable things,"
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  • "Two immutable things,"when you're in a storm.
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  • when you're in a storm.Number one, that,
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  • Number one, that,"It is impossible
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  • "It is impossiblefor God to lie."
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  • for God to lie."The One you're connected to
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  • The One you're connected tocannot fail, cannot lie,
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  • cannot fail, cannot lie,and cannot lose.
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  • and cannot lose.Watch this.
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  • Watch this."This hope we have
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  • "This hope we haveas an anchor for the soul,
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  • as an anchor for the soul,both sure and steadfast,
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  • both sure and steadfast,wherein we enter
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  • wherein we enterthe Presence behind the veil."
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  • the Presence behind the veil."And the next verse tells you
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  • And the next verse tells youwhat's behind the veil, Jesus.
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  • what's behind the veil, Jesus.I want you to hear this.
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  • I want you to hear this.He said,
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  • He said,pretend that's the veil,
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  • pretend that's the veil,and behind the veil --
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  • and behind the veil --there's a veil here,
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  • there's a veil here,and behind the veil
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  • and behind the veilof the old covenant
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  • of the old covenantthere was the Ark
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  • there was the Arkof the Covenant.
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  • of the Covenant.It represents Jesus.
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  • It represents Jesus.He said, "I have
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  • He said, "I havean anchor of hope."
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  • an anchor of hope."This is interesting.
  • 00:21:42.147 --> 00:21:43.415
  • This is interesting."The smallest form
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  • "The smallest formof faith is hope."
  • 00:21:46.785 --> 00:21:47.652
  • of faith is hope."I just hope so.
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  • I just hope so.I don't even have faith
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  • I don't even have faithto believe that,
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  • to believe that,I just hope so.
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  • I just hope so.I haven't lost all hope.
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  • I haven't lost all hope.I haven't lost all hope.
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  • I haven't lost all hope.When I take my hope
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  • When I take my hopeand I throw it beyond the veil,
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  • and I throw it beyond the veil,here's the beautiful thing,
  • 00:22:04.136 --> 00:22:06.538
  • here's the beautiful thing,my faith transforms it
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  • my faith transforms itin mid-air into an anchor,
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  • in mid-air into an anchor,and my anchor
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  • and my anchortakes hold of Jesus,
  • 00:22:15.680 --> 00:22:17.215
  • takes hold of Jesus,my High Priest,
  • 00:22:17.215 --> 00:22:18.617
  • my High Priest,my Provider, my Healer,
  • 00:22:18.617 --> 00:22:21.887
  • my Provider, my Healer,my Deliverer,
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  • my Deliverer,and I have an anchor
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  • and I have an anchorfor my soul.
  • 00:22:26.091 --> 00:22:29.461
  • for my soul.Whatever comes against me --
  • 00:22:29.461 --> 00:22:30.662
  • Whatever comes against me --here's how Paul
  • 00:22:30.662 --> 00:22:31.463
  • here's how Paulput it in Romans 8.
  • 00:22:31.463 --> 00:22:36.234
  • put it in Romans 8."Nothing can separate me
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  • "Nothing can separate mefrom the love of God!"
  • 00:22:38.670 --> 00:22:40.272
  • from the love of God!"Failure can't!
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  • Failure can't!Mess up can't!
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  • Mess up can't!Temptation can't!
  • 00:22:42.908 --> 00:22:44.676
  • Temptation can't!Disappointments can't!
  • 00:22:44.676 --> 00:22:46.278
  • Disappointments can't!Dashed dreams can't!
  • 00:22:46.278 --> 00:22:47.312
  • Dashed dreams can't!Discouragement can't!
  • 00:22:47.312 --> 00:22:50.282
  • Discouragement can't!I am forever attached!
  • 00:22:50.282 --> 00:22:51.283
  • I am forever attached!And I may drift,
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  • And I may drift,and I may be closer
  • 00:22:52.184 --> 00:22:53.485
  • and I may be closerduring the 21-day fast --
  • 00:22:53.485 --> 00:22:54.019
  • during the 21-day fast --we all feel like
  • 00:22:54.019 --> 00:22:55.687
  • we all feel likewe're right here.
  • 00:22:55.687 --> 00:22:58.290
  • we're right here.But then, a few trials,
  • 00:22:58.290 --> 00:22:58.790
  • But then, a few trials,and a few battles,
  • 00:22:58.790 --> 00:22:59.825
  • and a few battles,and a few setbacks,
  • 00:22:59.825 --> 00:23:01.426
  • and a few setbacks,and we're way out here,
  • 00:23:01.426 --> 00:23:03.628
  • and we're way out here,but nothing
  • 00:23:03.628 --> 00:23:05.630
  • but nothingcan separate me.
  • 00:23:05.630 --> 00:23:07.399
  • can separate me.Whoo!
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  • Whoo!Oh, we need
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  • Oh, we needto shout right there!
  • 00:23:11.069 --> 00:23:12.737
  • to shout right there!Hallelujah!
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  • Hallelujah!That's victory!
  • 00:23:14.673 --> 00:23:15.574
  • That's victory!That's a blessing
  • 00:23:15.574 --> 00:23:18.176
  • That's a blessingwhen you know, He's got me.
  • 00:23:18.176 --> 00:23:19.711
  • when you know, He's got me.Nothing can separate me
  • 00:23:19.711 --> 00:23:20.412
  • Nothing can separate mefrom that God
  • 00:23:20.412 --> 00:23:23.215
  • from that Godwho calls me by my name!
  • 00:23:23.215 --> 00:23:25.951
  • - We're so honored that you
  • 00:23:31.623 --> 00:23:32.757
  • - We're so honored that youdecided to join us for
  • 00:23:32.757 --> 00:23:34.459
  • decided to join us forKingdom Connection today.
  • 00:23:34.459 --> 00:23:35.727
  • Kingdom Connection today.If you have never invited
  • 00:23:35.727 --> 00:23:37.696
  • If you have never invitedJesus to be Lord and Savior
  • 00:23:37.696 --> 00:23:39.030
  • Jesus to be Lord and Saviorof your life, and you feel
  • 00:23:39.030 --> 00:23:40.732
  • of your life, and you feelHim drawing you today
  • 00:23:40.732 --> 00:23:41.900
  • Him drawing you todaywhile you've been watching
  • 00:23:41.900 --> 00:23:43.435
  • while you've been watchingthis program,
  • 00:23:43.435 --> 00:23:44.569
  • this program,then I want you to repeat
  • 00:23:44.569 --> 00:23:47.038
  • then I want you to repeatthis prayer after me.
  • 00:23:47.038 --> 00:23:48.707
  • this prayer after me."Lord Jesus, I thank you
  • 00:23:48.707 --> 00:23:50.075
  • "Lord Jesus, I thank youfor the cross, the blood
  • 00:23:50.075 --> 00:23:51.209
  • for the cross, the bloodthat you shed.
  • 00:23:51.209 --> 00:23:53.879
  • that you shed.You carried and nailed my sins
  • 00:23:53.879 --> 00:23:55.814
  • You carried and nailed my sinsto that old rugged cross.
  • 00:23:55.814 --> 00:23:57.716
  • to that old rugged cross.And today I receive you."
  • 00:23:57.716 --> 00:23:58.850
  • And today I receive you."Just say those words.
  • 00:23:58.850 --> 00:24:01.586
  • Just say those words."Today I receive you, Lord Jesus
  • 00:24:01.586 --> 00:24:04.689
  • "Today I receive you, Lord Jesusas my Savior, my healer,
  • 00:24:04.689 --> 00:24:08.894
  • as my Savior, my healer,my deliverer, my eternal God.
  • 00:24:08.894 --> 00:24:10.762
  • my deliverer, my eternal God.I receive the salvation
  • 00:24:10.762 --> 00:24:12.564
  • I receive the salvationthat you bought for me
  • 00:24:12.564 --> 00:24:14.065
  • that you bought for mewith your own blood.
  • 00:24:14.065 --> 00:24:17.736
  • with your own blood.In Jesus name I pray, amen
  • 00:24:17.736 --> 00:24:19.371
  • As you may have heard,
  • 00:24:20.705 --> 00:24:21.740
  • As you may have heard,we're in the middle of an
  • 00:24:21.740 --> 00:24:23.875
  • we're in the middle of anunprecedented opportunity
  • 00:24:23.875 --> 00:24:24.943
  • unprecedented opportunityto feed and comfort
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  • to feed and comfortHolocaust survivors living
  • 00:24:26.311 --> 00:24:27.379
  • Holocaust survivors livingin Israel.
  • 00:24:27.379 --> 00:24:28.680
  • in Israel.Your generous support
  • 00:24:28.680 --> 00:24:30.448
  • Your generous supportis gathering the attention
  • 00:24:30.448 --> 00:24:31.883
  • is gathering the attentionof some of the top leaders
  • 00:24:31.883 --> 00:24:33.785
  • of some of the top leadersin Israel, and I want to share
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  • - Mr. Jentezen Franklin,
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  • I want to thank you
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  • for all of what you've done
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  • for Yad Ezer La-Haver
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  • with my close friend.
  • 00:24:45.797 --> 00:24:47.465
  • It's highly appreciated
  • 00:24:47.465 --> 00:24:49.034
  • what you are doing
  • 00:24:49.034 --> 00:24:50.101
  • for all the Holocaust
  • 00:24:50.101 --> 00:24:52.737
  • survivors in Israel.
  • 00:24:52.737 --> 00:24:54.306
  • I want to thank you on behalf
  • 00:24:54.306 --> 00:24:56.808
  • of the Israeli government
  • 00:24:56.808 --> 00:24:59.311
  • for all your contributions.
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  • Thank you very much
  • 00:25:01.479 --> 00:25:04.082
  • from here in Jerusalem,
  • 00:25:04.082 --> 00:25:05.517
  • the eternal captial
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  • of the Jewish state
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  • here in Israel.
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  • - I want to thank you for
  • 00:25:10.855 --> 00:25:12.958
  • - I want to thank you forhelping us do what we do.
  • 00:25:12.958 --> 00:25:14.659
  • helping us do what we do.We use your generous support
  • 00:25:14.659 --> 00:25:16.127
  • We use your generous supportto buy air time to preach
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  • to buy air time to preachthe gospel in over 200 nations
  • 00:25:18.663 --> 00:25:20.532
  • the gospel in over 200 nationsof the world every week,
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  • of the world every week,and to complete projects
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  • and to complete projectslike this one in Israel.
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  • like this one in Israel.When you give this month,
  • 00:25:25.403 --> 00:25:26.438
  • When you give this month,you will not only help these
  • 00:25:26.438 --> 00:25:28.306
  • you will not only help theseprecious people in Israel,
  • 00:25:28.306 --> 00:25:30.008
  • precious people in Israel,but you're sowing into your
  • 00:25:30.008 --> 00:25:32.077
  • but you're sowing into yourown life and your own family.
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  • own life and your own family.And we want to send you our
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  • And we want to send you ourFamily Heroes teaching.
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  • Family Heroes teaching.Here's my announcer to tell
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  • ANNOUNCER: Many of Israel's
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  • 198.000 survivors of the Nazi
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  • genocide in Europe were only
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  • children at the time.
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  • And many lost their parents
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  • in Hitler's concentration camps.
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  • Today, many of the poorest
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  • of these in Israel
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  • are also widows.
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  • And thousands find themselves
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  • alone, and in need of the most
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  • basic necessities.
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  • We are in the middle
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  • of an initiative to support
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  • the physical needs
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  • of Israel's poorest
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  • Holocaust survivors.
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  • Right now their very real need
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  • represents a triple blessing
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  • opportunity for you and me.
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  • This outreach fulfills three
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  • Biblical mandates at once.
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  • With a single gift,
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  • you can bless the Jewish people,
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  • look after widows and orphans,
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  • and ease the suffering
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  • of the poor and oppressed.
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  • With your gift of $1.000
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  • or more this month,
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  • we want to send you the
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  • Family Heroes collection,
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  • including the special edition
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  • Jentezen Franklin
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  • legacy study Bible.
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  • certificate, and a victory tree
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  • planted in Israel in your honor.
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  • With your generous gift of $300
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  • or more, we want to send you
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  • prayers journal,
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