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Faith Formula to Your Realized Dreams

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October 20, 2016
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Living by Faith with Mike & DeeDee Freeman

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Faith Formula to Your Realized Dreams

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  • Today, on Living by Faith...
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  • (audience responds)
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  • You let some of that stress go when you laugh.
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  • As a matter of fact you need to laugh by faith.
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  • Sometimes when things seem to get so heavy
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  • just haul off and laugh.
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  • (Pastor laughs)
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  • "What are you laughing about?
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  • "I don't know yet."
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  • (Pastor laughs)
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  • - Romans Three, Verse number 27
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  • talks about the law of faith.
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  • Yeah, that's right.
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  • Faith is a law.
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  • Maybe you have never heard that a day in your life,
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  • but faith is a law.
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  • There's a formula to faith that you need to be aware of,
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  • and if you, the just, shall live by faith,
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  • then you need to make sure you understand
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  • the formula of faith.
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  • So if that's you, you don't have a clue
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  • about the law of faith.
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  • If I were you, I would stay glued
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  • to this television right now
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  • until you understand the formula of faith.
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  • Then I'll be right back to see what you have learned.
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  • - [Audience] I.
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  • - Can not fail.
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  • - [Audience] Can not fail.
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  • - And I told you it is not
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  • just a survivor's mentality.
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  • Because just surviving should not be
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  • viewed as success.
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  • Just because you are surviving something
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  • doesn't necessarily mean that you are successful in it.
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  • And so we're gonna move from the place
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  • of just getting by,
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  • to overcoming in every area of our lives.
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  • Say amen to that.
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  • - [Audience] Amen.
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  • - Now I said to you that the magnitude
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  • of your success in life,
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  • is directly connected to the development of your faith.
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  • Habakkuk two, let's go there.
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  • Habakkuk two.
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  • While we're going there, while we're turning there,
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  • let me again state to you my objective
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  • because I want to accurately
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  • communicate to you the truth
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  • concerning faith and to stir up this spirit of faith
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  • that's in you.
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  • Because at the time of receiving Jesus Christ as Lord
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  • you received all the faith that you'll ever need
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  • to do whatever you have to do in life.
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  • In particularly the assignment that God
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  • has established you in before the foundation of the world.
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  • He's established a purpose.
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  • You are not just products of your parents passion.
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  • But you are products of the purpose of God.
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  • So say God has a purpose for my life.
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  • - [Audience] God has a purpose for my life.
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  • - [Pastor] And we discovered on last night,
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  • that there is an order that's established
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  • in the kingdom of God.
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  • I said the kingdom of God reflects the order of God
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  • and the order of God reflects the design
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  • and the desire of God.
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  • Wherever there is a desire from God or of God
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  • there's always a design that comes alongside
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  • of that desire to give it a specific order.
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  • What you have to understand Jason,
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  • is that God is a God of order.
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  • Can you say that?
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  • God.
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  • - [Audience] God.
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  • - Is a God.
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  • - [Audience] Is a God.
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  • - Of order.
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  • - [Audience] Of order.
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  • - Now anything that's not in order,
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  • it's already out of order
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  • and God is not obligated to participate.
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  • Unfortunately, a lot of us have been doing things
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  • that have been out of the order of God
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  • and have expected for the principals
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  • to have the same impact in our lives.
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  • It's important that we aligned ourselves
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  • with the kingdom of God in order to guarantee
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  • everything that we say and do to come to pass.
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  • We're not just taking shots in the dark any longer.
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  • And we discovered on last night,
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  • that most Christians are doing church
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  • opposed to doing life.
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  • And there a lot of Christians who are doing church
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  • far better than they're doing life.
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  • Notice the scripture in John 10:10
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  • did not say that he has come that you may have church.
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  • But he has come that you may have.
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  • (audience responds)
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  • And there a lot of people who are doing church
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  • to try to avoid life.
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  • And the epitome of your success and happiness
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  • comes by way of the shout, and the praise,
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  • and the running, and the jumping that you have in church,
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  • but you're not having the same kind of episodes
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  • of running, and jumping, and shouting
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  • when you get to the mortgage company.
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  • Listen to me, your faith or your work
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  • as it relates to the church,
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  • doesn't have the impact that it should have
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  • until you can shout everywhere you go.
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  • Meaning that things turn in your favor
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  • everywhere the sole of your foot tread upon.
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  • Shout everywhere I go.
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  • - [Audience] Everywhere I go.
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  • - I go in God's favor.
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  • - [Audience] I go in God's favor.
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  • - Will you receive that?
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  • (audience responds)
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  • So understanding now that God has an order,
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  • and this order in the kingdom of God
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  • is demonstrated and observed through and by faith.
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  • All of the promises of God.
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  • How many of the promises of God?
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  • - [Audience] All of them.
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  • - All of them.
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  • Hunch your neighbor and say stay with him tonight.
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  • Stay with him tonight.
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  • - [Audience] Stay with him tonight.
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  • - All of the promises of God are accessed by faith.
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  • Your crying won't do it.
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  • Are you hearing what I'm saying to you?
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  • Your complaining, and whining, and your balling,
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  • and squalling, all of that.
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  • Okay, God knows your tears, He knows your heart.
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  • But know, what you need to understand
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  • although He knows all of those things,
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  • God is not obligated to have any of
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  • these principals to move
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  • into action or into operation
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  • until it is activated by faith.
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  • So our faith has been designed
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  • and given to govern this entire world.
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  • And I told you in proverbs 29:2,
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  • the Bible says "When the righteous are in authority,
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  • "the people rejoice."
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  • I got good news for you.
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  • People around you and people who are with you
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  • are going to begin to rejoice because
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  • of the spirit of faith that you possess.
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  • Because you will finally realize that you are in authority.
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  • I'm not talking about taking a political office.
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  • I'm talking about taking your blood bought,
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  • blood right office as a blood wash believer
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  • that royal priesthood, that chosen generation.
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  • When you stand up with this boldness,
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  • when you stand up with this authority,
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  • then the Bible says the righteous then
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  • will take their rightful place.
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  • And everything around you will begin to rejoice.
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  • I wish you would go ahead and practice right now.
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  • Go ahead and practice. (audience cheers)
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  • Go hunch your neighbor and say
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  • get used to me shouting. (audience responds)
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  • Get used to me screaming and hollering
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  • because you gotta get used to this right now.
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  • Because I don't want you to look like
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  • you wasn't expecting something to happen
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  • that He's already established
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  • from the foundation of the world.
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  • I don't want you to be caught off guard
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  • or taken by surprise when all these things
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  • come up on you and overtake you as a result
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  • of this authority that you walk in.
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  • Turn to your neighbor again and say
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  • go ahead and practice your shout.
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  • - [Audience] Go ahead and practice your shout.
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  • (Pastor shouts)
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  • (audience cheers)
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  • - Now here's one thing interesting
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  • that Habakkuk talks about.
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  • You got Habakkuk?
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  • The Bible says "Behold the proud."
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  • Look at him.
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  • "His soul is not upright in him,
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  • "but the just shall live."
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  • He didn't kindly suggest this.
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  • But here's a command for the just.
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  • Those who have been declared righteous.
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  • Those of us who are the blood bought,
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  • blood washed children of God,
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  • we have been commanded to live a certain way.
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  • You can't live in faith and out of faith.
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  • Sometimes up and sometimes down.
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  • The Bible says "The just shall live by his faith."
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  • Now I've pointed this out before.
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  • Get me Romans 1:17.
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  • Throw that up because the Apostle Paul
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  • picks up from this particular scripture
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  • and he says "For in it the righteousness
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  • "of God is revealed from
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  • "faith to faith."
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  • Everybody say dimensions.
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  • - [Audience] Dimensions.
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  • - Faith.
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  • - [Audience] Faith.
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  • - To faith.
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  • - [Audience] To faith.
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  • - He says "As it is written."
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  • Now He said as it is written,
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  • but He didn't write it as it was written.
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  • They pick it up here now in Romans
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  • and change what they said in Habakkuk
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  • so therefore it wasn't written as it was written.
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  • Here we see that the just shall live by faith.
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  • But as it was written says "The just shall live by
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  • - [Audience] His faith. - [Pastor] "His faith."
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  • - [Pastor] Now if this is going to be
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  • about a personal accomplishment
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  • or development of my faith,
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  • then I should become more intimately involved
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  • in the development of this faith.
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  • Are you understanding what I'm saying?
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  • If it's about me, if it's about what I can produce
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  • as it relates to the development of my faith,
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  • nothing is gonna be more important than
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  • my developing my faith.
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  • Because if I gotta live by the very thing
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  • that I have to develop, then you better cool believe
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  • I'm gonna get busy about developing
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  • this faith so I can live.
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  • Because a man will live at the level
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  • of the development of his faith.
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  • Hunch your neighbor and say so how ya living.
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  • - [Audience] So how ya living?
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  • - Now, when it's an individual down development,
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  • that's why I love the game golf.
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  • Because it's not about any other player.
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  • It's about me and that golf course.
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  • Now I suck at it.
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  • Can you say suck in church?
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  • Well it's too late.
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  • I suck at golf.
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  • I just like going because the grass.
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  • The grass is pretty.
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  • I like the serenity.
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  • What you're laughing for brother Keri?
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  • He over there yeah.
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  • He done whopped up on me a few times
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  • that's why he's sitting over there laughing.
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  • I just didn't feel like whooping him that day.
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  • (audience laughs)
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  • And so I go out and sometimes guys are just too competitive.
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  • Like Bishop Donald, you know Donald Grant is a Bishop now.
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  • He's no longer a Reverend, he's a Bishop.
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  • So he gets out there
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  • and he's so competitive in everything he does.
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  • And so I'm just done with him
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  • because I don't wanna be competitive.
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  • All I wanna do is go out there, hit the ball,
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  • find it when I knock it in the woods.
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  • You understand what I'm saying.
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  • And then sometimes, you know,
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  • because I'm a man of integrity,
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  • I gotta make sure I report that I didn't find that ball.
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  • I go through so many dog gone balls on the golf course.
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  • Okay, that's another day, another subject.
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  • But that game golf is about an individual effort.
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  • It's unlike basketball or football or baseball,
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  • because you can be at the top of your game
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  • in football or basketball, and throw the ball
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  • to somebody else and they are not
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  • at the top of their game that particular day.
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  • And fumble the ball or throw the ball over
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  • to it's opponent.
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  • And we'll lose the game because
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  • you were not having a good day.
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  • I am so thankful to God that my life
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  • and the development of my life,
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  • and the accomplishments of my life
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  • doesn't predicate or not predicated
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  • on somebody elses faith.
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  • It is predicated on my faith.
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  • I can win all by myself.
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  • Listen to me!
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  • If nobody ever prayed for me when I was in ICU
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  • my wife and I together, one can chase.
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  • Oh Lord Jesus.
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  • Shout, it's about my faith.
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  • - [Audience] It's about my faith.
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  • - Now, go to Matthew.
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  • Let's look at Matthew.
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  • It's not Matthews.
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  • Like that Pastor Wayne and Dr. Dee Dee,
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  • they the non talkingness people.
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  • (audience laughs)
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  • Boy you can take a chick out the ghetto.
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  • But it's not about how well you talk.
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  • It's not about how much education you have.
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  • When it comes to this thing,
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  • it's all about the development of your faith.
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  • That's why a GED can live next door to a PhD,
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  • because it's not about your academia level,
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  • it's about what you can release by faith.
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  • Are you hearing what I'm saying?
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  • I decree that you'll live in houses!
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  • That you don't even qualify for
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  • because of this spirit of faith that's up on you.
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  • Now receive that!
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  • You'll drive cars.
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  • You'll have bank accounts that will
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  • even dazzle your minds.
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  • Glory to God.
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  • You got Matthew chapter number four?
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  • Did I say Matthew chapter four?
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  • Come on let's work this word here.
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  • Glory to God.
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  • I said do you have Matthew chapter four?
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  • - [Audience] Yes.
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  • - Look at verse number 19.
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  • "Then He said to them."
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  • Oh I like this.
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  • Oh I love this.
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  • "Follow me,
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  • "and I will make you."
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  • Let's just leave all fisher's of men for right now.
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  • Jesus said, here's a universal principal.
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  • If you follow Him, He will.
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  • That's like what 2nd Corinthians
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  • chapter nine was talking about.
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  • Make all grace abound.
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  • He will make you.
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  • If you follow, if you imitate, if you emulate,
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  • if you do what He does, He says
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  • "I will make you."
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  • What is it that you want to be made into?
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  • A billionaire?
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  • Cause I'm tired of the millionaire status.
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  • There's only one other area I can go right now
  • 00:17:00.200 --> 00:17:03.120
  • and that's the billionaire status.
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  • And you know that's way beyond where I am right now.
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  • It's way beyond me as it relates to my status in life.
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  • But it's not way beyond my faith.
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  • Because your faith can produce some things
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  • that your ability can't.
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  • Are you hearing what I'm saying?
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  • Don't be afraid to stretch yourselves
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  • above where you currently are.
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  • Nothing's too big for you.
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  • Come on, push that neighbor in front of you,
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  • say did you get that?
  • 00:17:32.240 --> 00:17:34.030
  • - [Audience] Did you get that?
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  • - Now turn around and say yeah I got it
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  • and you better keep your hand to yourself.
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  • I got it.
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  • Go to Hebrews.
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  • Come on.
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  • We got quite a few visitors here today.
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  • Come on.
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  • Come on turn me lose.
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  • I said release me, let me go.
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  • Do you y'all know how I know, God loves coffee?
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  • You supposed to say "How Pastor, how?"
  • 00:18:12.210 --> 00:18:14.150
  • (audience responds)
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  • Because Hebrews.
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  • That is so hilarious.
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  • I love the one I just put on you Sunday though.
  • 00:18:23.150 --> 00:18:26.040
  • Where the Pastor say "I got good news."
  • 00:18:28.110 --> 00:18:30.290
  • No, the Pastor said "I got bad news."
  • 00:18:30.290 --> 00:18:33.010
  • He said "I got good news, and then I got more bad news."
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  • He said the bad news is the
  • 00:18:37.250 --> 00:18:39.100
  • church building needs a new roof.
  • 00:18:39.100 --> 00:18:41.190
  • He said "But the good news is that we have all the money."
  • 00:18:43.030 --> 00:18:47.030
  • He said but the bad news is "It's still in your pocket."
  • 00:18:49.000 --> 00:18:52.130
  • (audience laughs)
  • 00:18:52.130 --> 00:18:55.090
  • Whoo I must be butter.
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  • I'm on a roll.
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  • Y'all know that's funny man.
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  • Come on, hunch your neighbor and say laugh a little.
  • 00:19:08.150 --> 00:19:10.060
  • You need to laugh.
  • 00:19:10.060 --> 00:19:11.120
  • (audience responds)
  • 00:19:11.120 --> 00:19:12.230
  • You let some of that stress go when you laugh.
  • 00:19:12.230 --> 00:19:15.070
  • As a matter of fact you need to laugh by faith.
  • 00:19:15.070 --> 00:19:18.070
  • Sometimes when things seem to get so heavy
  • 00:19:18.100 --> 00:19:22.180
  • just haul off and laugh.
  • 00:19:22.180 --> 00:19:24.230
  • (Pastor laughs)
  • 00:19:24.230 --> 00:19:28.090
  • "What are you laughing about?
  • 00:19:28.090 --> 00:19:29.200
  • "I don't know yet."
  • 00:19:29.200 --> 00:19:31.060
  • (Pastor laughs)
  • 00:19:31.060 --> 00:19:35.080
  • Because this spirit of faith that you walk in
  • 00:19:39.040 --> 00:19:43.040
  • is gonna cause you to laugh eventually.
  • 00:19:43.100 --> 00:19:47.210
  • No, your situation must turn in your favor.
  • 00:19:47.230 --> 00:19:52.000
  • So instead of worrying your way through your situation,
  • 00:19:52.000 --> 00:19:56.190
  • just haul off and laugh.
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  • Go and turn to your neighbor and practice!
  • 00:20:00.120 --> 00:20:02.110
  • All you need to do is look at em in the face.
  • 00:20:02.110 --> 00:20:04.280
  • (Pastor laughs)
  • 00:20:04.280 --> 00:20:06.160
  • (audience laughs)
  • 00:20:06.160 --> 00:20:09.250
  • You gonna have to get in faith somehow.
  • 00:20:18.260 --> 00:20:21.170
  • It's gonna require your doing some things
  • 00:20:24.150 --> 00:20:29.020
  • that you don't feel like doing.
  • 00:20:29.020 --> 00:20:31.130
  • I'm laying in the bed one night.
  • 00:20:33.150 --> 00:20:35.190
  • (audience laughs)
  • 00:20:37.020 --> 00:20:40.010
  • Y'all don't know where your Pastor gonna go.
  • 00:20:40.260 --> 00:20:43.060
  • Oh Lord.
  • 00:20:43.060 --> 00:20:44.070
  • "This big freak boy, I tell ya.
  • 00:20:44.070 --> 00:20:46.000
  • "He'll say anything."
  • 00:20:46.000 --> 00:20:47.170
  • Did y'all know your Pastor was a freak?
  • 00:20:48.150 --> 00:20:50.170
  • The freak of the week.
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  • You might wanna go and receive that anointing
  • 00:20:53.040 --> 00:20:55.090
  • for every married couple,
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  • I command you to be freaks in the name of Jesus!
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  • Freaky deaky, you the freak of the weak.
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  • Receive!
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  • I said for married couples!
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  • Get your hand down girl, you single thing.
  • 00:21:11.230 --> 00:21:15.100
  • You singles ain't got no business receiving this anointing.
  • 00:21:15.220 --> 00:21:19.040
  • Wait til you get married then we'll
  • 00:21:19.120 --> 00:21:20.180
  • release that anointing on you.
  • 00:21:20.180 --> 00:21:22.270
  • Just remind me while you're at the altar.
  • 00:21:23.200 --> 00:21:25.050
  • "Pastor about that freaky."
  • 00:21:25.050 --> 00:21:26.290
  • (audience laughs)
  • 00:21:26.290 --> 00:21:29.100
  • I'm laying in the bed.
  • 00:21:35.050 --> 00:21:36.220
  • This is a different story.
  • 00:21:38.240 --> 00:21:40.060
  • But I was laying in the bed in the hospital,
  • 00:21:40.060 --> 00:21:42.160
  • and couldn't move my arm.
  • 00:21:44.090 --> 00:21:45.280
  • Couldn't move my legs.
  • 00:21:46.230 --> 00:21:48.120
  • And I told Dr. Dee Dee, I said,
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  • "Babe," I call her lovey.
  • 00:21:51.290 --> 00:21:53.120
  • "Lovey, come over here for a minute."
  • 00:21:53.120 --> 00:21:56.200
  • She said "What?"
  • 00:22:00.040 --> 00:22:01.080
  • I said, "I can't move my arms.
  • 00:22:01.180 --> 00:22:05.070
  • "And I can't move my legs.
  • 00:22:06.080 --> 00:22:08.080
  • "And I'm not quite sure."
  • 00:22:09.060 --> 00:22:10.280
  • (audience laughs)
  • 00:22:10.280 --> 00:22:13.220
  • I'm in a hospital bed.
  • 00:22:18.110 --> 00:22:20.050
  • And she said "No, a nurse may come in here!
  • 00:22:21.000 --> 00:22:24.130
  • "You're married, don't worry about a nurse coming in!"
  • 00:22:24.230 --> 00:22:28.230
  • And then the nurse came in and she said "I told you!"
  • 00:22:29.020 --> 00:22:31.230
  • And I looked at the nurse, I said "Nurse,
  • 00:22:32.010 --> 00:22:34.050
  • "you have the night off.
  • 00:22:34.050 --> 00:22:35.180
  • "Don't you come in this room again tonight,
  • 00:22:35.180 --> 00:22:39.150
  • "because I'm working on something.
  • 00:22:39.150 --> 00:22:41.010
  • "I know I can't move my arms,
  • 00:22:41.010 --> 00:22:43.010
  • "I know I can't move my leg,
  • 00:22:43.010 --> 00:22:44.080
  • "but I got to find out!"
  • 00:22:44.080 --> 00:22:46.260
  • Come on somebody!
  • 00:22:49.290 --> 00:22:51.140
  • Gotta gotta find out!
  • 00:22:51.140 --> 00:22:53.140
  • And all the brothers say "I hear ya Pastor!"
  • 00:22:56.140 --> 00:22:59.040
  • (audience responds)
  • 00:22:59.040 --> 00:23:01.050
  • In the hospital.
  • 00:23:07.150 --> 00:23:08.290
  • And that machine with the beep, beep,
  • 00:23:19.100 --> 00:23:21.150
  • beep, beep, beep, beep.
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  • Some of y'all look at me did he do this or not.
  • 00:23:31.080 --> 00:23:33.240
  • You darn tooting!
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  • Right there in that bed.
  • 00:23:35.160 --> 00:23:37.120
  • That hospital room will never be the same.
  • 00:23:38.190 --> 00:23:40.250
  • (audience laughs)
  • 00:23:40.250 --> 00:23:42.290
  • Okay back to the Bible.
  • 00:23:44.020 --> 00:23:45.200
  • Okay, I was telling you about laying in the bed.
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  • I was laying in the bed.
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  • All kinds of things are gonna happen in your bed.
  • 00:24:02.070 --> 00:24:05.180
  • Dreams, like never before.
  • 00:24:08.220 --> 00:24:12.170
  • I'm talking about Godly dreams.
  • 00:24:13.100 --> 00:24:15.090
  • Turn to your neighbor and say I know you had other dreams,
  • 00:24:19.000 --> 00:24:21.180
  • but he talking about Godly dreams.
  • 00:24:21.180 --> 00:24:24.100
  • I'm laying in the bed, and we're believing God.
  • 00:24:31.280 --> 00:24:35.130
  • That's from faith plaza at that time.
  • 00:24:35.130 --> 00:24:38.050
  • (Pastor laughs)
  • 00:24:39.260 --> 00:24:41.170
  • And that building got to talking to me.
  • 00:24:42.230 --> 00:24:45.250
  • That building seemed like it cost
  • 00:24:48.240 --> 00:24:51.110
  • a billion and some odd dollars.
  • 00:24:51.110 --> 00:24:54.060
  • And they only wanted 1.4 million dollars for the thing.
  • 00:24:56.070 --> 00:25:00.080
  • But that was early on in ministry.
  • 00:25:00.190 --> 00:25:03.010
  • I believe some of these testimonies
  • 00:25:03.230 --> 00:25:06.010
  • are designed, that I'm sharing with you tonight
  • 00:25:06.010 --> 00:25:09.150
  • to stir your faith.
  • 00:25:09.150 --> 00:25:11.040
  • Come on, come on, come on!
  • 00:25:12.190 --> 00:25:14.060
  • (Pastor stutters)
  • 00:25:14.060 --> 00:25:15.070
  • Receive this.
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  • Stir up your faith.
  • 00:25:16.260 --> 00:25:18.110
  • Because when you leave outta here,
  • 00:25:18.180 --> 00:25:22.070
  • I want every last one of you
  • 00:25:25.050 --> 00:25:27.220
  • to have this kind of posture and position
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  • that whatever I touch,
  • 00:25:31.030 --> 00:25:34.030
  • whatever I speak to,
  • 00:25:35.170 --> 00:25:37.260
  • whatever I decree and command
  • 00:25:37.260 --> 00:25:41.070
  • it must obey you.
  • 00:25:41.070 --> 00:25:43.200
  • And sometimes in life, watch this Dr. Bradley,
  • 00:25:46.200 --> 00:25:50.100
  • watch this son.
  • 00:25:50.100 --> 00:25:51.100
  • Receive this.
  • 00:25:51.100 --> 00:25:52.160
  • Sometime in life it appears as though things
  • 00:25:52.160 --> 00:25:56.250
  • are not going the way that you
  • 00:25:56.250 --> 00:26:00.050
  • have planned for them to go.
  • 00:26:00.050 --> 00:26:03.010
  • And I've been in some of those episodes.
  • 00:26:04.250 --> 00:26:07.080
  • But you gotta hold fast to what God
  • 00:26:07.190 --> 00:26:11.100
  • has already spoken to you.
  • 00:26:11.100 --> 00:26:13.140
  • One most profound thing that our
  • 00:26:13.140 --> 00:26:15.220
  • assistant Pastor said years ago,
  • 00:26:15.220 --> 00:26:18.070
  • he said "Whatever voice you listen to
  • 00:26:18.180 --> 00:26:21.290
  • "before the storm, is the same voice
  • 00:26:22.180 --> 00:26:25.140
  • "you better listen to in the storm."
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  • Don't go changing up once something
  • 00:26:29.080 --> 00:26:32.000
  • contrary to what you're believing happens
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  • to be brought to your attention.
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  • You hold your course and you stand there
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  • and know that when Jesus says yes.
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  • How dare you try to tell me no.
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  • - I am prepared to handle the fight.
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  • I am winning the fight.
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  • I am in for the long haul.
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  • I don't give a care how long it takes, I win.
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  • And I've demonstrated for you over and over again
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  • what faith in a man can do and if you'll
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  • just set yourself to do what I'm asking you to do,
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  • you're gonna see the desired results
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  • of your life's come to pass.
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  • Now how bad do you want it?
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  • You're gonna have to imitate and follow.
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  • And I guarantee if you follow me
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  • I will make you whatever you want.
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  • or Baltimore Metropolitan areas, we invite you
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  • to worship with us at one of
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  • our Saturday evening or Sunday morning services.
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  • Please give us a call at 1-888-630-4540.
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