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Marriage Made EZ: Follow Through on Your Investment

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January 30, 2017
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Living by Faith with Mike & DeeDee Freeman

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Marriage Made EZ: Follow Through on Your Investment

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  • Ooh, that was God.
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  • No, that was a guess.
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  • (congregation laughs)
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  • fearing, blood washed, blood bought,
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  • child of the most high God.
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  • who possesses the nature of God.
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  • - Now we reflect on where we are today.
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  • Marriage is being used all over the world.
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  • Our marriage, the same marriage that
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  • literally was in shambles.
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  • Now is being used all over the globe
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  • to glorify God.
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  • Woo!
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  • Today, on Living by Faith...
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  • "He ain't gonna do anything."
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  • Guess what the Holy Spirit told me to do?
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  • Go in your pocket, give him more money.
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  • Guess what I did?
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  • I went in my pocket.
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  • See, God dog.
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  • Some of y'all give up too soon.
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  • You give up far too soon.
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  • You let episodes in the past dictate
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  • your future to you.
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  • God told me to go in my pocket,
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  • I gave him some more money.
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  • He said, "Pastor please, no man, don't do this."
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  • I said, "No, I believe in you."
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  • He said, "Well how can you believe in me
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  • "after I just messed up your last money?"
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  • I said, "Just because you messed up that last money
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  • "doesn't determine what you're gonna do with this money."
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  • See, if you're not gonna stay in faith
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  • because you've been through so much already.
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  • You know what you've been through
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  • and some of the past stories and episodes
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  • are speaking to you greater than your faith.
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  • It's speaking to you greater than your faith
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  • and now you'll put aside a blessed day in your future.
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  • Well I'm here to stir you up again.
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  • That's why I say, keep coming.
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  • At any moment, good God from Zion.
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  • I said, at any moment revelation
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  • can leap onto her 'cause it's always the lady.
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  • It's always the lady, it's never the man.
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  • Revelation can leap on her.
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  • - Who did you give that money too?
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  • - I gave that money to that man.
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  • - Oh okay.
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  • - But it probably that lady's fault.
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  • (everyone laughs)
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  • But look what we're doing here.
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  • And God is constantly sowing
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  • into your relationship.
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  • I was trying to get him to see God.
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  • God isn't gonna quit on you.
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  • I don't know.
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  • See that past episode could have
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  • dictated to me not to give him anymore money.
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  • But I said "Brother, I'm gonna believe in you,
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  • "we're gonna get this done.
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  • "Why are you doing this pastor?"
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  • He wanted to know.
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  • I said, "Because I believe in you.
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  • "I believe you can do this.
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  • "This is not the life you want.
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  • "This is not the relationship you want."
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  • And I wanna be a part of that team
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  • that stood with you when you come around.
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  • Because you're not gonna have.
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  • Awe man, there are people who are
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  • standing with you now
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  • only because you are performing.
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  • But let something fall through the crack in your life.
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  • People abandon people right away
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  • when they feel something's going south with them.
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  • But now, if you can stick with them
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  • while they're going south.
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  • If you can still sow into them,
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  • still pray for them.
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  • I'm riding around in a Mercedes Benz Sprinter
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  • right now because a drug dealer literally
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  • got me on the phone and I didn't judge him
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  • about what he was doing.
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  • He literally, after I prayed for him,
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  • he literally gave me a Sprinter.
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  • "Hey, take that."
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  • - [DeeDee] Past, past drug dealer.
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  • - Past, well whatever.
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  • Past present, the wealth of the wicked.
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  • - [DeeDee] I know, I just wanted to say that.
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  • - No, no, and it's not about that alone,
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  • but you never know what's
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  • gonna be transferred into your hands
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  • because you didn't give up on people.
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  • Woo, grab your wife, say I ain't gonna give up on you girl.
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  • I ain't gonna give up on you.
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  • Okay, here we go.
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  • So now,
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  • what DeeDee and I have discovered is this.
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  • First of all, discovery number one.
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  • We would have missed out on
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  • all we have today if we didn't get our stuff right.
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  • Okay, and my question to you is,
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  • what is Satan trying to keep you from?
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  • Why are you going perpetually
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  • through the same things?
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  • The little nagging things.
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  • I mean it's just the little foxes.
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  • It's little stuff that wants to stand in your relationship
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  • and get you off track.
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  • Some of you still arguing about
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  • the same episode you argued about
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  • in the first and second year.
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  • Now you been married for 12 years.
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  • I hope I didn't hit anybody's number man.
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  • Ooh, that was God.
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  • No, that was a guess.
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  • (congregation laughs)
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  • - That's good though.
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  • - Now we reflect on where we are today.
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  • Marriage is being used all over the world.
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  • Our marriage, the same marriage that
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  • literally was in shambles.
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  • Now is being used all over the globe
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  • to glorify God.
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  • Woo!
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  • And I thank God.
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  • I look back now, I thank God I got it together
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  • because I didn't know I was gonna take
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  • that hit in my health just a few years ago.
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  • Had I taken that hit in my health when...
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  • (everyone laughs)
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  • There are blessings seen and unseen
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  • that you don't know about
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  • that you are keeping yourselves from.
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  • I didn't know the very girl that I was
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  • having strife with would be the same girl
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  • that would stand up in the face of Satan
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  • and literally fight on my behalf for her man!
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  • Are you hearing what I'm saying to you?!
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  • - [DeeDee] It's good.
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  • - What we have experienced the second
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  • thing we have experienced
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  • is the fact that God is not
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  • going to fix our marriage.
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  • You want me to say that again?
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  • Look at the person you've come here with
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  • and say, news flash.
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  • - [Congregation] News flash.
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  • - Downloading.
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  • - [Congregation] Downloading.
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  • - [Pastor] Information from heaven.
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  • - [Congregation] Information from heaven.
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  • - God.
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  • - [Congregation] God.
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  • - Is not.
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  • - [Congregation] Is not.
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  • - Going.
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  • - [Congregation] Going.
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  • - To
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  • - [Congregation] To.
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  • - Fix.
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  • - [Congregatino] Fix.
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  • - Our.
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  • - [Congregation] Our.
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  • - What?
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  • - [Congregation] Marriage.
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  • - Not at all.
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  • How many of us wish he had though?
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  • - And that's what some people waiting on.
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  • So now, if God ain't gonna fix it
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  • who gonna fix it?
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  • (congregation responds)
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  • The scripture says He's given you everything
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  • that pertaineth to life and Godliness.
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  • You have been equipped to handle
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  • everything that you will go through
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  • and are going through.
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  • Got it?
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  • So what brought about the changes
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  • in our lives were three points?
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  • Come on, you can jump in this somewhere.
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  • - All right, I can jump right in there.
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  • - {pastor] Jesus, Christus, Son of the living God.
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  • - You be in your flow.
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  • You be in your flow.
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  • You know you can't jump in.
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  • What you want me jump in when
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  • you right there in your flow.
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  • You be in your flow and it's so good.
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  • So three things.
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  • Exchange our techniques.
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  • We'll go back over 'em in a moment,
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  • but so you can just have some points.
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  • We like for you to be able to have
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  • information where you can take
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  • and apply to your lives right away.
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  • - [Pastor] Number one is to what?
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  • - Exchange techniques.
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  • - [Pastor] Exchange techniques.
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  • - Number two is exchange of qualities.
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  • - Exchange of qualities.
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  • - And number three is to explore
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  • and examine fear habits versus faith habits.
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  • - Fear habits versus faith habits.
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  • Okay.
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  • Exchange techniques.
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  • This chef, this guy who
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  • prepared meals for DeeDee and I at times.
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  • He used to do it more often
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  • than he's doing it today.
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  • He was in my office
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  • and he got this cat
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  • that owns Sardi's.
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  • Did I say that right?
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  • (congregation responds)
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  • Sardi's, did I say that right?
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  • - [Congregation] Yes.
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  • - Sardi's.
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  • Sardi's.
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  • The chicken.
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  • - [Congregation] Yes.
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  • - The chicken.
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  • Any of you ever have Sardi's chicken?
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  • (congregation responds)
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  • How many of you haven't had Sardi's chicken?
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  • Oh Jesus.
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  • You don't wanna go see Jesus
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  • until you have this chicken.
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  • This better than Church's Chicken, Popeye's Chicken,
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  • KFC Chicken, this is the real deal.
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  • It is slowly cooked
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  • in a special kind of--
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  • - [DeeDee] Focus baby.
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  • - Let's just focus okay.
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  • So I had the cat on the phone.
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  • This cat he makes $38.000.000
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  • a year selling chickens.
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  • He did far better than the church.
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  • You know, when the church was selling chicken.
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  • (congregation laughs)
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  • Any of y'all remember the church chicken?
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  • And I had him on the phone,
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  • and awe man he was so excited.
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  • We were talking and discussing some things.
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  • Of course, I invited him to the ministry.
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  • He's Greek.
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  • I invited him to the ministry,
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  • we talked a little bit about the restaurant stuff.
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  • A cat that owns Desoul Cafe,
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  • he was with me in the office, got him on the phone.
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  • We were talking about some certain things
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  • and he really wanted to know
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  • how in God's name are you preparing this chicken.
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  • And Sammy the chef, you know,
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  • after the guy asked him that,
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  • he kinda wanted his attention a bit.
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  • And he told him , he said,
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  • "Don't worry brother, I can give you that recipe."
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  • And I don't know if that was legal or not.
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  • For this guy to be revealing my mans recipe.
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  • But Sammy said to me, he said,
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  • "Pastor I can give your man this recipe
  • 00:11:41.010 --> 00:11:44.260
  • "and he still won't know how to make it."
  • 00:11:44.260 --> 00:11:48.070
  • He said, "I can give him everything
  • 00:11:51.190 --> 00:11:54.060
  • "that this man does with this chicken."
  • 00:11:54.060 --> 00:11:56.120
  • He said, "And because he does not have his technique."
  • 00:11:56.120 --> 00:12:01.140
  • I'm saying technique and cooking chicken?
  • 00:12:02.280 --> 00:12:05.250
  • He said, "There is a specific technique
  • 00:12:07.000 --> 00:12:09.050
  • "that he uses as it relates to
  • 00:12:09.050 --> 00:12:12.030
  • "the condition, the temperature of the chicken,
  • 00:12:12.030 --> 00:12:15.080
  • "how long the chicken sits out."
  • 00:12:15.080 --> 00:12:17.150
  • He said, "You can have everything about this."
  • 00:12:17.150 --> 00:12:20.050
  • So now I have literally equated that
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  • with people in the church.
  • 00:12:23.290 --> 00:12:25.160
  • They have the word, they know what to do,
  • 00:12:25.160 --> 00:12:28.250
  • but they have not received
  • 00:12:28.250 --> 00:12:31.000
  • the proper technique in implementing
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  • some of the things that they know.
  • 00:12:34.200 --> 00:12:36.290
  • Now technique has everything to do
  • 00:12:36.290 --> 00:12:40.000
  • with applied wisdom.
  • 00:12:40.000 --> 00:12:42.090
  • Because you are gonna have to seek God
  • 00:12:43.120 --> 00:12:45.230
  • for the wisdom and how you're
  • 00:12:45.230 --> 00:12:48.070
  • gonna have to approach this one.
  • 00:12:48.070 --> 00:12:50.290
  • This one, the one you with
  • 00:12:52.020 --> 00:12:53.110
  • isn't like Rebbeca and Shenene and Shaquita.
  • 00:12:53.110 --> 00:12:58.070
  • You can't use a general practice
  • 00:12:58.070 --> 00:13:01.270
  • in your application and your technique
  • 00:13:01.270 --> 00:13:04.180
  • when you're talking about a God
  • 00:13:04.180 --> 00:13:06.210
  • fearing, blood washed, blood bought,
  • 00:13:06.210 --> 00:13:07.160
  • fearing, blood washed, blood bought,
  • 00:13:07.160 --> 00:13:09.140
  • child of the most high God.
  • 00:13:09.140 --> 00:13:09.180
  • who possesses the nature of God.
  • 00:13:13.010 --> 00:13:15.270
  • who possesses the nature of God.
  • 00:13:15.270 --> 00:13:16.080
  • See, you're trying to approach her
  • 00:13:16.220 --> 00:13:18.070
  • in a manner that maybe you picked up
  • 00:13:18.070 --> 00:13:20.270
  • instructions on your recipe from the garage,
  • 00:13:20.270 --> 00:13:23.250
  • or the locker room, or the pool hall.
  • 00:13:23.250 --> 00:13:26.140
  • Come on fellas.
  • 00:13:26.140 --> 00:13:27.230
  • The dream or the stadium, the stadium.
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  • Where the poor is.
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  • (congregation laughs)
  • 00:13:32.200 --> 00:13:35.280
  • Okay, praise the Lord.
  • 00:13:35.280 --> 00:13:37.170
  • - [DeeDee] I don't know those places.
  • 00:13:38.240 --> 00:13:40.070
  • - I just found out about a year ago.
  • 00:13:40.070 --> 00:13:42.210
  • They were telling me that Chris Brown was at the stadium.
  • 00:13:44.080 --> 00:13:48.040
  • And I said, "RFK?"
  • 00:13:49.020 --> 00:13:51.010
  • And the guy looked at me and he said,
  • 00:13:52.110 --> 00:13:53.240
  • "Awe man, you are saved."
  • 00:13:53.240 --> 00:13:55.190
  • (congregation laughs)
  • 00:13:55.190 --> 00:13:57.060
  • Why y'all laughing if you ain't know
  • 00:13:57.060 --> 00:13:58.240
  • what I was talking about?
  • 00:13:58.240 --> 00:14:00.070
  • Well the stadium, he wasn't talking about RFK.
  • 00:14:01.240 --> 00:14:04.090
  • There's a strip joint in DC called Stadium.
  • 00:14:04.090 --> 00:14:08.080
  • And push the neighbor in front of you
  • 00:14:09.290 --> 00:14:11.240
  • and say, some of us know exactly what he was talking about.
  • 00:14:11.240 --> 00:14:14.290
  • Go ahead and push 'em.
  • 00:14:14.290 --> 00:14:16.130
  • Go on and push 'em!
  • 00:14:16.130 --> 00:14:17.170
  • I said push the person!
  • 00:14:17.170 --> 00:14:19.070
  • (congregation laughs)
  • 00:14:19.070 --> 00:14:24.060
  • Come on, get into that.
  • 00:14:27.220 --> 00:14:29.060
  • Exchange their techniques.
  • 00:14:29.060 --> 00:14:30.260
  • Okay let it go.
  • 00:14:30.260 --> 00:14:32.020
  • - So you wanna go to the scripture?
  • 00:14:33.080 --> 00:14:34.260
  • We're gonna take you to a scripture.
  • 00:14:34.260 --> 00:14:36.230
  • Go to Proverbs 4:7.
  • 00:14:36.230 --> 00:14:38.280
  • - Or just look up.
  • 00:14:38.280 --> 00:14:40.050
  • They can turn to it on the screen.
  • 00:14:40.050 --> 00:14:42.070
  • - Because we're talking about your techniques.
  • 00:14:42.070 --> 00:14:44.040
  • Everybody has come from a different environment.
  • 00:14:44.040 --> 00:14:47.050
  • You're a product of your environment.
  • 00:14:47.050 --> 00:14:48.220
  • We say that all the time.
  • 00:14:48.220 --> 00:14:49.280
  • So your families system,
  • 00:14:49.280 --> 00:14:51.180
  • you may be used to doing things one way
  • 00:14:51.180 --> 00:14:54.050
  • and then you come into another household
  • 00:14:54.050 --> 00:14:56.080
  • with your spouse and they're used to another way.
  • 00:14:56.080 --> 00:14:59.090
  • And so if you don't learn how to.
  • 00:14:59.090 --> 00:15:02.060
  • - Go ahead, just keep talking.
  • 00:15:02.060 --> 00:15:03.130
  • - They told me it's too low down here.
  • 00:15:03.130 --> 00:15:04.250
  • - Just keep talking.
  • 00:15:04.250 --> 00:15:05.240
  • - If you don't learn how to
  • 00:15:05.240 --> 00:15:07.200
  • really work on your technique
  • 00:15:07.200 --> 00:15:09.020
  • so you can get the results that you want,
  • 00:15:09.020 --> 00:15:10.280
  • you will never have God's best in your relationship.
  • 00:15:10.280 --> 00:15:14.290
  • And so, like he was saying that wisdom.
  • 00:15:14.290 --> 00:15:16.170
  • Wisdom will always produce better.
  • 00:15:16.170 --> 00:15:19.130
  • So wisdom, Proverbs 4:7 it says,
  • 00:15:19.130 --> 00:15:22.210
  • "Wisdom is the principle theme."
  • 00:15:22.210 --> 00:15:25.120
  • The first right, the principle is what?
  • 00:15:25.120 --> 00:15:27.290
  • First.
  • 00:15:27.290 --> 00:15:28.270
  • - Or main.
  • 00:15:28.270 --> 00:15:29.250
  • - Or main.
  • 00:15:29.250 --> 00:15:30.260
  • "Therefore give wisdom.
  • 00:15:30.260 --> 00:15:32.200
  • "And in all you're getting, get understanding.
  • 00:15:32.200 --> 00:15:36.220
  • "In all you're getting, get understanding."
  • 00:15:36.220 --> 00:15:39.230
  • How many of y'all know we need understanding of our spouse?
  • 00:15:39.230 --> 00:15:42.280
  • - Absolutely.
  • 00:15:42.280 --> 00:15:44.070
  • - No, y'all don't agree with that?
  • 00:15:44.070 --> 00:15:45.230
  • You need to understand them. - [Pastor] I agree, I agree.
  • 00:15:45.230 --> 00:15:47.030
  • - [Pastor] Doesn't matter if they agree.
  • 00:15:47.030 --> 00:15:48.180
  • - Okay, but they need to agree 'cause they're here.
  • 00:15:48.180 --> 00:15:50.060
  • We wanna make sure they agree.
  • 00:15:50.060 --> 00:15:51.290
  • All right, it says "Exalt her and she will
  • 00:15:51.290 --> 00:15:54.290
  • "promote you."
  • 00:15:54.290 --> 00:15:56.240
  • You exalt wisdom, wisdom will make
  • 00:15:56.240 --> 00:15:59.120
  • your relationship better,
  • 00:15:59.120 --> 00:16:01.020
  • it would take it to the next level.
  • 00:16:01.020 --> 00:16:03.000
  • You don't have to be where you are.
  • 00:16:03.000 --> 00:16:04.190
  • You know, a lot of us are here,
  • 00:16:04.190 --> 00:16:06.110
  • you may have a great relationship
  • 00:16:06.110 --> 00:16:08.030
  • and your relationship is on top.
  • 00:16:08.030 --> 00:16:09.290
  • But there is always better.
  • 00:16:09.290 --> 00:16:11.290
  • And how many of you like better?
  • 00:16:11.290 --> 00:16:12.290
  • You wanna grow right?
  • 00:16:12.290 --> 00:16:14.100
  • So there is always better.
  • 00:16:14.100 --> 00:16:15.260
  • So you stay with wisdom, wisdom will promote you.
  • 00:16:15.260 --> 00:16:19.000
  • It says that "She will bring you honor
  • 00:16:19.000 --> 00:16:22.050
  • "when you embrace her.
  • 00:16:22.050 --> 00:16:24.090
  • "She will place on your head - [Pastor] Good God from Zion.
  • 00:16:24.090 --> 00:16:26.250
  • - [DeeDee] "an ornament of grace."
  • 00:16:26.250 --> 00:16:28.170
  • - [Pastor] I love that.
  • 00:16:28.170 --> 00:16:29.240
  • - "A crown of glory she will deliver to you."
  • 00:16:29.240 --> 00:16:32.160
  • - We're talking about techniques inside
  • 00:16:32.160 --> 00:16:36.090
  • of your understanding wisdom.
  • 00:16:36.090 --> 00:16:38.230
  • Because that's what wisdom wants to do.
  • 00:16:38.230 --> 00:16:41.170
  • Wisdom wants to help win your situation.
  • 00:16:41.170 --> 00:16:45.240
  • Wisdom wants to help you and assist you in many ways.
  • 00:16:45.240 --> 00:16:50.100
  • As a matter of fact, I love Proverbs 8:17
  • 00:16:50.100 --> 00:16:54.260
  • that says, "When you love her wisdom."
  • 00:16:54.260 --> 00:16:58.180
  • No, it says,
  • 00:16:58.180 --> 00:17:00.190
  • "It will love them that loves."
  • 00:17:00.190 --> 00:17:04.060
  • 17 throw 17 up.
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  • Eight and 17, go there.
  • 00:17:07.200 --> 00:17:09.220
  • That's what it says.
  • 00:17:11.210 --> 00:17:12.210
  • "I love those who love me,
  • 00:17:12.210 --> 00:17:15.100
  • "and those who seek me diligently
  • 00:17:15.100 --> 00:17:18.090
  • "will find me."
  • 00:17:18.090 --> 00:17:19.180
  • Now, initially as a baby Christian,
  • 00:17:19.180 --> 00:17:22.170
  • I always thought that that was talking about God.
  • 00:17:22.170 --> 00:17:25.230
  • That is not talking about God
  • 00:17:25.230 --> 00:17:28.070
  • because God loves those who don't love Him.
  • 00:17:28.070 --> 00:17:31.260
  • Isn't that right?
  • 00:17:31.260 --> 00:17:33.120
  • He said, "But I will love those who love me.
  • 00:17:33.120 --> 00:17:36.110
  • "And those who will seek me diligently will" do what?
  • 00:17:36.110 --> 00:17:40.220
  • Find me.
  • 00:17:40.220 --> 00:17:41.270
  • Now, it's important.
  • 00:17:41.270 --> 00:17:43.180
  • Now okay first of all, let me say this.
  • 00:17:43.180 --> 00:17:45.140
  • Why is wisdom referred to as her?
  • 00:17:45.140 --> 00:17:48.270
  • - 'Cause she produces, she gives birth.
  • 00:17:48.270 --> 00:17:52.010
  • You have something---
  • 00:17:56.270 --> 00:17:57.240
  • - That was good.
  • 00:17:57.240 --> 00:17:59.040
  • Because wisdom possesses
  • 00:18:03.220 --> 00:18:06.250
  • the reproductive system.
  • 00:18:07.260 --> 00:18:09.210
  • Wisdom is literally Sophilia in the Greek or Hebrew.
  • 00:18:13.070 --> 00:18:18.070
  • In the Hebrew, Sophilia, her.
  • 00:18:19.090 --> 00:18:21.220
  • Love her and she,
  • 00:18:22.260 --> 00:18:24.290
  • and that's how men can literally give birth.
  • 00:18:24.290 --> 00:18:29.190
  • Because when we go after wisdom,
  • 00:18:30.270 --> 00:18:33.100
  • wisdom will give us creative ways
  • 00:18:34.140 --> 00:18:37.280
  • to go after whatever we want in life.
  • 00:18:37.280 --> 00:18:41.030
  • - Tell 'em about that time
  • 00:18:41.030 --> 00:18:42.060
  • how you used to come home,
  • 00:18:42.060 --> 00:18:43.130
  • well, just one time.
  • 00:18:43.130 --> 00:18:44.280
  • But you came home and you wanted something to eat.
  • 00:18:44.280 --> 00:18:47.040
  • - That's a long time ago.
  • 00:18:47.040 --> 00:18:48.110
  • - A long time ago.
  • 00:18:48.110 --> 00:18:49.200
  • You don't ask me that now?
  • 00:18:49.200 --> 00:18:51.240
  • - Okay, but dig this.
  • 00:18:51.240 --> 00:18:52.250
  • Yeah, watch this.
  • 00:18:52.250 --> 00:18:54.130
  • Don't try to embarrass me in front of these people.
  • 00:18:55.280 --> 00:18:57.070
  • (congregation laughs)
  • 00:18:57.070 --> 00:19:00.200
  • That's not wisdom.
  • 00:19:00.200 --> 00:19:02.190
  • - You told me that's a choice.
  • 00:19:04.030 --> 00:19:05.220
  • - [Pastor] And sometimes wisdom will tell you
  • 00:19:05.220 --> 00:19:08.050
  • don't say anything right now.
  • 00:19:08.050 --> 00:19:10.200
  • - [DeeDee] Wisdom didn't tell me that.
  • 00:19:12.010 --> 00:19:13.170
  • - Wisdom is always trying to tell you stuff.
  • 00:19:15.040 --> 00:19:17.170
  • - You gotta be listening though.
  • 00:19:18.200 --> 00:19:19.270
  • - The Bible says "She'll cry out at them all."
  • 00:19:19.270 --> 00:19:22.080
  • - Mmm hmm, in the busy streets.
  • 00:19:22.080 --> 00:19:24.110
  • - She'll cry out at the busy streets.
  • 00:19:24.110 --> 00:19:26.030
  • No, that's what this scripture says
  • 00:19:26.030 --> 00:19:27.180
  • concerning wisdom.
  • 00:19:27.180 --> 00:19:28.260
  • Wisdom is always trying to talk to you.
  • 00:19:28.260 --> 00:19:31.050
  • God dog.
  • 00:19:31.050 --> 00:19:32.090
  • And the Bible says "If any man lack."
  • 00:19:33.180 --> 00:19:35.280
  • You know lack by your results.
  • 00:19:35.280 --> 00:19:39.260
  • If you're not getting the right results
  • 00:19:42.220 --> 00:19:44.220
  • because the scripture says,
  • 00:19:44.220 --> 00:19:46.190
  • "He who wins is wise."
  • 00:19:46.190 --> 00:19:49.280
  • And if you're not winning, you're not wise.
  • 00:19:49.280 --> 00:19:54.010
  • And wisdom is saying.
  • 00:19:55.020 --> 00:19:56.070
  • That's what the scripture said.
  • 00:19:56.070 --> 00:19:57.130
  • "If any man lack wisdom, let him ask God."
  • 00:19:57.130 --> 00:20:00.140
  • Okay, assignment number one.
  • 00:20:00.140 --> 00:20:02.280
  • I want, especially man.
  • 00:20:02.280 --> 00:20:05.030
  • Every male man.
  • 00:20:05.030 --> 00:20:06.280
  • I want every man in this church right now,
  • 00:20:06.280 --> 00:20:10.200
  • in the sound of my voice.
  • 00:20:10.200 --> 00:20:12.140
  • Every single day waking up.
  • 00:20:12.140 --> 00:20:15.100
  • And I don't care what you gotta do
  • 00:20:15.100 --> 00:20:17.060
  • to remind yourself.
  • 00:20:17.060 --> 00:20:18.170
  • Post it somewhere.
  • 00:20:18.170 --> 00:20:20.020
  • You brush your teeth every day?
  • 00:20:20.020 --> 00:20:22.180
  • Okay, post it somewhere where you brush your teeth.
  • 00:20:22.180 --> 00:20:25.120
  • You eat every day right?
  • 00:20:25.120 --> 00:20:26.240
  • You go to the refrigerator?
  • 00:20:26.240 --> 00:20:28.120
  • Okay by the looks of things you do.
  • 00:20:29.180 --> 00:20:31.240
  • Post it on the refrigerator, put it in your car.
  • 00:20:34.050 --> 00:20:37.100
  • I am to ask wisdom for her help today.
  • 00:20:37.100 --> 00:20:42.070
  • The Bible says, "If any man lack wisdom,
  • 00:20:43.130 --> 00:20:46.290
  • "let him ask of God and He'll give it to us freely."
  • 00:20:46.290 --> 00:20:50.230
  • I would come in the house years ago man.
  • 00:20:51.290 --> 00:20:54.120
  • Hungry, both of us worked outside of the home.
  • 00:20:54.120 --> 00:20:58.010
  • And I would bust in there boy.
  • 00:20:59.100 --> 00:21:00.280
  • She would get home a little sooner than I.
  • 00:21:00.280 --> 00:21:03.230
  • And I would bust in there and say,
  • 00:21:03.230 --> 00:21:05.290
  • "Come on man, you ain't cook yet?!"
  • 00:21:05.290 --> 00:21:07.290
  • - [DeeDee] Somebody say what?
  • 00:21:09.230 --> 00:21:11.080
  • - How many of you know at that tone and rate,
  • 00:21:12.180 --> 00:21:16.010
  • I may never get to eat?
  • 00:21:19.020 --> 00:21:20.270
  • How many of y'all know that?
  • 00:21:22.000 --> 00:21:23.180
  • Okay, (imitates buzzer) wrong technique.
  • 00:21:24.210 --> 00:21:27.050
  • I know I'm hungry right?
  • 00:21:28.080 --> 00:21:30.090
  • I know I'm hungry.
  • 00:21:30.090 --> 00:21:31.120
  • I know she hadn't cooked.
  • 00:21:31.120 --> 00:21:33.040
  • Wisdom would say, "Man, listen,
  • 00:21:34.080 --> 00:21:36.120
  • "you ain't gonna ever eat if you
  • 00:21:36.120 --> 00:21:37.250
  • "keep going in that kitchen acting like that."
  • 00:21:37.250 --> 00:21:39.280
  • No, wisdom crying out.
  • 00:21:39.280 --> 00:21:41.130
  • So I hear her and I said, "Well what you think I should do?"
  • 00:21:41.130 --> 00:21:45.080
  • Go in there and ask her what does
  • 00:21:45.080 --> 00:21:48.010
  • she think about us going into the kitchen together
  • 00:21:48.010 --> 00:21:52.070
  • to see what we can cook up.
  • 00:21:52.070 --> 00:21:54.040
  • - [Voiceover] Amen!
  • 00:21:54.040 --> 00:21:55.080
  • (congregation laughs)
  • 00:21:55.080 --> 00:22:00.090
  • - See how wisdom strikes?
  • 00:22:01.240 --> 00:22:04.180
  • Amen!
  • 00:22:05.190 --> 00:22:06.170
  • She got that in quick boy.
  • 00:22:06.170 --> 00:22:08.080
  • I would look at her, I'd say "DeeDee, hey baby
  • 00:22:10.250 --> 00:22:14.110
  • "let's go in the kitchen and see
  • 00:22:14.110 --> 00:22:16.230
  • "what we can come up with together.
  • 00:22:16.230 --> 00:22:18.050
  • "Man, certainly we can find something in here,
  • 00:22:18.050 --> 00:22:19.250
  • "we'll do it together.
  • 00:22:19.250 --> 00:22:21.090
  • "Oh Mike, that's so sweet baby, okay."
  • 00:22:21.090 --> 00:22:26.070
  • And I'm thinking, "This ain't what I really wanna do."
  • 00:22:26.070 --> 00:22:29.280
  • I ain't really wanna do that.
  • 00:22:31.060 --> 00:22:32.110
  • I ain't really wanna do that.
  • 00:22:32.110 --> 00:22:33.260
  • That's what wisdom said.
  • 00:22:33.260 --> 00:22:35.190
  • Wisdom said I love them that love me.
  • 00:22:35.190 --> 00:22:38.260
  • Okay, well I'm gonna love you so
  • 00:22:38.260 --> 00:22:40.280
  • you can love up on me.
  • 00:22:40.280 --> 00:22:42.050
  • Because I know in wisdom this technique I win.
  • 00:22:42.050 --> 00:22:45.170
  • I win every time.
  • 00:22:45.170 --> 00:22:47.060
  • See, any fool can mess up anything.
  • 00:22:47.060 --> 00:22:49.280
  • Any fool can mess up anything.
  • 00:22:49.280 --> 00:22:51.280
  • And so, I would go in the kitchen
  • 00:22:51.280 --> 00:22:54.010
  • and I would try to get my act together
  • 00:22:54.010 --> 00:22:56.200
  • and go in the cabinets and that kind of thing.
  • 00:22:56.200 --> 00:22:59.170
  • And I'm pulling out pots and pans
  • 00:22:59.170 --> 00:23:01.290
  • and throwing things.
  • 00:23:01.290 --> 00:23:03.080
  • - And leaving the cabinets open.
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  • - And she can't stand for cabinet doors
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  • to be left open.
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  • I'm saying, I may have to go back in it.
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  • Why in the world should I shut it
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  • when I may.
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  • It doesn't make plenty of sense.
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  • It's a waste.
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  • Come on brothers, don't leave me
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  • out here by myself.
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  • So if I gotta go back in it, you know.
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  • That's the way I used to feel about my bed.
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  • What we gonna make it up for?
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  • I'm gonna get right back in it later on.
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  • - [Voiceover] Preach it, preach it!
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  • - Oh I got some help.
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  • - No.
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  • - No, that has drastically changed.
  • 00:23:34.040 --> 00:23:35.230
  • - Yeah that has changed.
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  • Now he knows.
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  • He makes the bed up.
  • 00:23:38.120 --> 00:23:39.200
  • - But I was there.
  • 00:23:39.200 --> 00:23:40.270
  • - Yeah, and it's the same way with me.
  • 00:23:40.270 --> 00:23:43.020
  • There were times when--
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  • But wait, wait, I ain't finished.
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  • You told me no.
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  • - Okay I thought you was finished that story.
  • 00:23:46.160 --> 00:23:48.080
  • You told me to jump in.
  • 00:23:48.080 --> 00:23:49.140
  • - You told me to bring it up.
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  • - You told me jump in this.
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  • (congregation laughs)
  • 00:23:52.080 --> 00:23:55.290
  • - So she would look at me and she said,
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  • "Hey hey Mike, baby, that's all right.
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  • "Why don't you just go sit down."
  • 00:24:01.160 --> 00:24:03.140
  • And I'm saying, "Dang!"
  • 00:24:04.150 --> 00:24:06.040
  • (congregation laughs)
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  • That's the believers way of cussing.
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  • I'm saying "Dang!"
  • 00:24:11.110 --> 00:24:13.290
  • I was so excited, I was like,
  • 00:24:13.290 --> 00:24:16.200
  • "All right, that's cool."
  • 00:24:16.200 --> 00:24:18.150
  • And I'm walking to my seat I'm thinking,
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  • that's exactly what I wanted to do!
  • 00:24:20.180 --> 00:24:22.220
  • (congregation laughs)
  • 00:24:22.220 --> 00:24:24.270
  • Now so, wisdom is one thing,
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  • but is understanding is an entirely different ball game.
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  • Because you can have wisdom for that situation,
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  • not understood what you just did,
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  • and you will not be able to repeat what you did
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  • to get the same result.
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  • So every day I'm like, "Hey baby, what you wanna cook?
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  • "You wanna cook something?"
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  • She said, "No, just go in there."
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  • 'Cause she remember how I open the pots and the pans
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  • and that kind of thing.
  • 00:24:54.210 --> 00:24:55.290
  • And I'm thinking, "This whole thing is working."
  • 00:24:55.290 --> 00:24:57.290
  • Hey wisdom, that's what's up!
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  • We can do some things together you know?
  • 00:25:00.080 --> 00:25:03.040
  • No, and this was an ongoing process with our lives.
  • 00:25:03.040 --> 00:25:07.290
  • And it literally, that technique,
  • 00:25:09.040 --> 00:25:11.000
  • caused me to be able to eat.
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  • Didn't cause any disruption or strife in her,
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  • and they lived happily ever after.
  • 00:25:17.100 --> 00:25:20.250
  • - [DeeDee] And so now--
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  • - Even to the point, of where you don't have to cook nor I,
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  • because God has increased us - [DeeDee] Aren't you glad.
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  • to that degree. - [DeeDee] Has provoked us.
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  • - [Pastor] That's powerful.
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  • - Can I--
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  • - [Pastor] Go right ahead.
  • 00:25:35.050 --> 00:25:36.120
  • So the same thing had to apply to me as well.
  • 00:25:36.120 --> 00:25:39.070
  • You know that right?
  • 00:25:39.070 --> 00:25:40.170
  • Well, I liked stuff fixed right away.
  • 00:25:40.170 --> 00:25:43.170
  • I don't like stuff to just be broke.
  • 00:25:43.170 --> 00:25:45.170
  • If it's a washing machine, a stove, a dryer,
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  • whatever it is.
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  • I mean thank God we've gotten to the place
  • 00:25:50.290 --> 00:25:52.170
  • now he's the same or he's probably worse than I am.
  • 00:25:52.170 --> 00:25:55.070
  • But back in our lean days, say lean days.
  • 00:25:55.070 --> 00:25:57.230
  • - [Congregation] Lean days.
  • 00:25:57.230 --> 00:25:59.010
  • - Back in our lean days, if he didn't get to it,
  • 00:25:59.010 --> 00:26:02.050
  • guess who was doing it?
  • 00:26:02.050 --> 00:26:03.200
  • - Mama.
  • 00:26:03.200 --> 00:26:04.190
  • - I was pulling out everything.
  • 00:26:04.190 --> 00:26:06.040
  • I remember one time I had the dryer just tore up.
  • 00:26:06.040 --> 00:26:10.080
  • I took everything--
  • 00:26:10.080 --> 00:26:11.160
  • - The dryer, I'm talking about big ole machine!
  • 00:26:11.160 --> 00:26:14.110
  • I walk in there and pieces of the dryer
  • 00:26:14.110 --> 00:26:16.250
  • are all over the place!
  • 00:26:16.250 --> 00:26:18.220
  • The front cover is off, I'm like what have you done?!
  • 00:26:18.220 --> 00:26:22.060
  • I ain't messing with that DeeDee.
  • 00:26:22.060 --> 00:26:23.210
  • Sugar, you gonna cause us that problem?
  • 00:26:23.210 --> 00:26:25.140
  • I mean it's lean days.
  • 00:26:25.140 --> 00:26:26.220
  • You can't go fixing stuff!
  • 00:26:26.220 --> 00:26:28.090
  • You don't know how to fix this!
  • 00:26:28.090 --> 00:26:29.250
  • - I'm in there, I have been asking him.
  • 00:26:29.250 --> 00:26:32.050
  • I knew exactly what was wrong with it.
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  • I had went to Triples and got the parts to fix the thing
  • 00:26:34.140 --> 00:26:38.040
  • and I'm telling him I know what's wrong.
  • 00:26:38.040 --> 00:26:40.000
  • - She played me.
  • 00:26:40.000 --> 00:26:40.280
  • - And all you have to is fix it.
  • 00:26:40.280 --> 00:26:42.090
  • - She played me.
  • 00:26:42.090 --> 00:26:43.170
  • - Well he wouldn't fix it so I got down there
  • 00:26:43.170 --> 00:26:44.160
  • and I started trying to fix it.
  • 00:26:44.160 --> 00:26:45.220
  • I knew if I got my hands dirty,
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  • and if I prolonged it enough.
  • 00:26:48.150 --> 00:26:50.150
  • I stayed in that room long enough
  • 00:26:50.150 --> 00:26:52.120
  • he was gonna come in there.
  • 00:26:52.120 --> 00:26:54.040
  • And guess who end up fixing the machine!?
  • 00:26:54.040 --> 00:26:56.260
  • He did!
  • 00:26:56.260 --> 00:26:58.060
  • But that was wisdom.
  • 00:26:58.060 --> 00:26:59.150
  • Wisdom said you just go ahead and initiate it.
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  • You go ahead and get started
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  • and then he'll come in there and go.
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  • I don't have to nag.
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  • with us on Periscope sometime?
  • 00:27:28.240 --> 00:27:31.140
  • That is a very intimate way to get to know DeeDee and I.
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  • I mean, she is just off the hook.
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  • She behaves pretty well
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  • when we're on television,
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  • but there are moments where we have on Periscope
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  • that are so intimate and so engaging.
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  • And if you're not following us,
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  • you need to follow us on Periscope
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  • to see some of the behind the scene antics
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  • - [DeeDee] See how he acts. - of this one.
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  • Absolutely.
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  • So, join us.
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  • I'll see you on Periscope.
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