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Coming out of the Drought Part 2

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September 17, 2019
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Steven Furtick

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Coming out of the Drought Part 2

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  • - When you run from the battle,
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  • you run from the blessings.
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  • The message God gave me
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  • for somebody today
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  • is that you are running
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  • from the rain.
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  • You are running from shame
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  • that the cross of Jesus Christ
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  • has already taken away.
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  • You are running from an outcome
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  • that you don't have to fear.
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  • Head back in the right direction
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  • and run toward the rain.
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  • It's raining now,
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  • the drought is over.
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  • Come out of the drought.
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  • - There is something about
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  • the nature of faith
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  • that is illustrated
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  • Rby the rain in 1 Kings 18.
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  • And so, we see it
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  • when Elijah says to Ahab,
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  • "There is the sound
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  • of the heavy rain."
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  • There's the sound
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  • of the heavy rain.
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  • That often when it comes
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  • to the realm of faith,
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  • we hear things
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  • that we cannot see yet.
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  • There are a few stages
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  • that you're going
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  • to have to go through
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  • if you're going to come out
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  • of the drought.
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  • Now, when I saw the drought,
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  • I mean the dry season
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  • that you have been experiencing
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  • inside of yourself.
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  • So, I want to speak to you today
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  • about coming out of the drought,
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  • but I want to do it
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  • a little differently.
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  • What I want to do is I want
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  • to talk about the enemies
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  • that will keep you
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  • in a dry place.
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  • I believe our faith must survive
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  • the invisibility stage.
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  • It's kind of tough
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  • because you know what you heard,
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  • and you know
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  • what you sense sometimes.
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  • But what you see
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  • is a direct contraction
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  • of what you sense.
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  • This is the second stage
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  • that your faith must survive.
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  • It's insignificance.
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  • Now, it's not nothing.
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  • There is a boy here.
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  • But he only has five loaves
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  • and two fish.
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  • How far will they go
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  • among so many?
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  • It's just a little bit of oil.
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  • It's not nothing,
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  • but it's not much.
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  • So, now we've gotten
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  • to the place where okay,
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  • I stood up in front
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  • of the church when we had,
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  • who is this message hitting?
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  • Because right now
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  • I stood up in front
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  • of the church and we had two
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  • first-time guests.
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  • Do you know what a disaster
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  • it would be now
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  • to have two first-time guests,
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  • but you gotta celebrate
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  • what seems insignificant.
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  • When I teach leaders,
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  • when I teach leaders,
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  • how many of you own a business
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  • or run a division
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  • in your company
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  • or you have somebody
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  • that reports to you
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  • or you breathe?
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  • Okay, raise your hand.
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  • Alright.
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  • So, you need to learn this.
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  • Celebrate something.
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  • Let me tell you what
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  • to celebrate.
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  • Celebrate?
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  • Can I preach real?
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  • We'll edit this out for online,
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  • but it's just us.
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  • It's just, you know,
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  • 25.000 of us right now.
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  • Okay?
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  • So, it's a secret.
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  • Celebrate the sucky start.
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  • Celebrate the soreness
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  • the next day.
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  • Celebrate the small start.
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  • Do you remember that first girl
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  • that got saved in our church,
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  • her name was Krystal?
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  • There was a period
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  • of three months
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  • where she was the only person
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  • that we could get saved.
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  • So, every week we talked
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  • about Krystal.
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  • I don't even know
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  • where Krystal is today.
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  • She left the church
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  • a long time ago,
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  • but she was our
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  • first salvation.
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  • I wish she was still here.
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  • That'd be great.
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  • I care about her,
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  • God bless her and all that.
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  • But it was a start.
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  • I can't tell you how many
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  • time on my sermon,
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  • I'll start writing
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  • something down.
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  • Can I just talk to you?
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  • Can I just talk to you?
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  • 'Cause I know
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  • you're working on something.
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  • I know you're believing God
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  • for something.
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  • I know that you're working
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  • on something.
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  • It doesn't have to be a song,
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  • it doesn't have to be a sermon,
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  • but I always start
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  • and the first thing I'm thinking
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  • when I'm writing it down,
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  • "This sucks."
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  • This sucks.
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  • It always does,
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  • to start with.
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  • That's why kids said,
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  • "You should never
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  • let anybody hear
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  • how these songs started."
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  • You know what though?
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  • I'm proud of
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  • my sucky starts.
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  • Yeah.
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  • Yeah.
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  • I'm proud.
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  • I am so proud
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  • of those sucky starts.
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  • I am so proud of all
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  • those little voice memos
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  • and typed notes
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  • and gibberish, I mean,
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  • all these notes that I wrote
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  • that you will never hear.
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  • I mean, all of these ideas,
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  • all of this stuff that I tried.
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  • I'm proud of all,
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  • I'm proud of my scraps.
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  • I'm proud
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  • of my frustrations.
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  • I'm proud of my problems.
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  • I'm proud of my failure.
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  • I'm proud of my strikeouts.
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  • It's the proof that I survived,
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  • and I stuck it out
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  • when it sucked.
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  • I went back when it wasn't much.
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  • I stayed with it
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  • when it was little.
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  • Proud of that.
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  • I'm proud of that scribbling.
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  • I'm proud of that
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  • chicken scratch.
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  • I'm proud of everything
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  • I did that didn't work.
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  • It's what made me strong enough
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  • to sustain the blessing
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  • Oh, yeah, you gotta shout
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  • over the small stuff.
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  • So, the servant's like,
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  • "It's a cloud the size
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  • of a man's hand."
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  • And Elijah's like,
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  • And the servant's like,
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  • "Maybe you didn't hear me,
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  • it's a little cloud man,
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  • it's not a."
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  • "I know.
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  • We gotta go.
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  • We gotta go.
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  • We gotta go.
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  • We gotta go.
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  • We gotta go.
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  • We gotta go.
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  • We gotta go.
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  • It's building.
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  • We gotta go, it's working.
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  • We gotta go, it's building.
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  • We gotta ride this momentum.
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  • It's just a little cloud,
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  • but if we get out
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  • in front of it,
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  • watch what God will do.
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  • If we get in front of it.
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  • If we'll start moving
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  • on a little bit of blessing,
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  • little is much
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  • I texted my friend
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  • the other day.
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  • I said, "I want you to make
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  • this confession over your life
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  • for 30 days.
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  • I want you to look
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  • at everything that seems stupid
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  • that you're doing right now,
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  • that feels like,"
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  • 'cause I know moms
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  • feel like this.
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  • I know you do.
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  • I know that employees in jobs
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  • that you don't really like
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  • feel like this.
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  • I know couples trying to get out
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  • of debt feel like this.
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  • I know people
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  • that are believing God
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  • to bless them in a bigger way
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  • and you know
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  • you're in a small space,
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  • I know you feel this way.
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  • I said, "I want you to make
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  • this confession over your life."
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  • I said, "I want to you say,
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  • 'This is significant.'"
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  • This is significant.
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  • This is significant
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  • running a vacuum cleaner.
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  • This is significant
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  • changing a diaper.
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  • This is significant coming home,
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  • just being a good husband.
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  • This is significant.
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  • This is significant.
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  • The devil won't like it
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  • when you say that
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  • because the way he gets you
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  • to leave your assignment
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  • is to convince you
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  • that it doesn't matter
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  • what you're working on.
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  • It's so small.
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  • It's so small.
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  • This is significant.
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  • And don't wait to say
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  • that until it seems significant,
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  • because that takes no faith.
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  • This is significant.
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  • This, this, this.
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  • No just that.
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  • This is significant.
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  • Have you ever wanted a new car
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  • and you picked out
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  • the kind of car you wanted
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  • and the next thing you knew,
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  • you started seeing that car
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  • everywhere you went?
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  • What happened?
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  • They just flooded the market
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  • with that car all of a sudden?
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  • Google has an algorithm
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  • in your brain
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  • and so they put the cars
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  • in front of you?
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  • Perhaps.
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  • We're probably coming
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  • to that day.
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  • But it wasn't Amazon, baby,
  • 00:07:45.170 --> 00:07:46.180
  • it was your attention.
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  • You started seeing it
  • 00:07:50.050 --> 00:07:53.050
  • when you started
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  • You want a life that matters,
  • 00:07:58.260 --> 00:08:00.200
  • make it matter.
  • 00:08:00.260 --> 00:08:03.260
  • Make it matter.
  • 00:08:03.260 --> 00:08:05.230
  • Make it matter.
  • 00:08:05.230 --> 00:08:08.030
  • This is significant.
  • 00:08:08.030 --> 00:08:09.170
  • It's a cloud the size
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  • of a man's hand.
  • 00:08:12.010 --> 00:08:14.090
  • And Elijah said, "Let's go,
  • 00:08:14.090 --> 00:08:16.150
  • that's what we've been
  • 00:08:16.150 --> 00:08:17.000
  • waiting for.
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  • It sucks but it's a start.
  • 00:08:18.240 --> 00:08:20.270
  • It's small but it's a start.
  • 00:08:20.270 --> 00:08:23.000
  • I barely see it,
  • 00:08:23.000 --> 00:08:23.240
  • but it's a start.
  • 00:08:23.240 --> 00:08:25.030
  • We got a long way to go
  • 00:08:25.030 --> 00:08:26.080
  • because we got in this famine
  • 00:08:26.080 --> 00:08:27.130
  • three and a half years ago
  • 00:08:27.130 --> 00:08:28.160
  • and it's not going
  • 00:08:28.160 --> 00:08:29.090
  • to be over overnight,
  • 00:08:29.090 --> 00:08:31.050
  • but it's a start.
  • 00:08:31.050 --> 00:08:32.270
  • It's a start.
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  • And my start is significant."
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  • Can I show you
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  • one more thing?
  • 00:08:37.190 --> 00:08:39.210
  • Can I?
  • 00:08:39.210 --> 00:08:41.020
  • If you need to leave,
  • 00:08:41.020 --> 00:08:41.200
  • go ahead and leave.
  • 00:08:41.200 --> 00:08:42.100
  • But I'm going to take 10 minutes
  • 00:08:42.100 --> 00:08:43.070
  • with everybody who wants to hear
  • 00:08:43.140 --> 00:08:46.140
  • because if the enemy
  • 00:08:46.140 --> 00:08:46.290
  • cannot get you to stay.
  • 00:08:46.290 --> 00:08:49.140
  • Listen.
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  • He wants,
  • 00:08:51.240 --> 00:08:53.050
  • and I don't know
  • 00:08:53.050 --> 00:08:54.020
  • if you believe in the devil,
  • 00:08:54.020 --> 00:08:55.030
  • but your brain,
  • 00:08:55.030 --> 00:08:56.070
  • let's approach it from
  • 00:08:56.070 --> 00:08:57.080
  • a psychological perspective.
  • 00:08:57.080 --> 00:08:58.010
  • If you don't believe
  • 00:08:58.010 --> 00:08:58.250
  • in the devil,
  • 00:08:58.250 --> 00:08:59.120
  • you don't have kids.
  • 00:08:59.120 --> 00:09:00.020
  • But just in case
  • 00:09:00.020 --> 00:09:00.230
  • you don't have kids
  • 00:09:00.230 --> 00:09:01.140
  • and don't believe
  • 00:09:01.140 --> 00:09:02.000
  • -- Your brain
  • 00:09:05.240 --> 00:09:06.280
  • is wired for survival, okay?
  • 00:09:06.280 --> 00:09:09.240
  • So, when you're living
  • 00:09:09.240 --> 00:09:10.270
  • in your head,
  • 00:09:10.270 --> 00:09:11.200
  • all you're thinking
  • 00:09:11.200 --> 00:09:12.040
  • about is survival.
  • 00:09:12.040 --> 00:09:14.060
  • What had Elijah been doing
  • 00:09:14.060 --> 00:09:15.160
  • for three and a half years
  • 00:09:15.160 --> 00:09:17.240
  • before the drought was over.
  • 00:09:18.100 --> 00:09:21.100
  • Survival, which in that
  • 00:09:21.100 --> 00:09:24.020
  • three-and-a-half-year span,
  • 00:09:24.020 --> 00:09:25.080
  • was success.
  • 00:09:25.080 --> 00:09:28.010
  • Because sometimes
  • 00:09:28.010 --> 00:09:28.220
  • just making it is what matters.
  • 00:09:29.250 --> 00:09:32.250
  • Just making it is what matters.
  • 00:09:32.280 --> 00:09:35.280
  • I mean, just still being
  • 00:09:35.280 --> 00:09:38.090
  • in faith is victory.
  • 00:09:38.150 --> 00:09:41.150
  • Sometimes.
  • 00:09:41.150 --> 00:09:43.080
  • But when the shift happens.
  • 00:09:43.080 --> 00:09:45.270
  • I wonder, will you be ready
  • 00:09:45.270 --> 00:09:47.090
  • for the rain you've been praying
  • 00:09:47.090 --> 00:09:48.200
  • for because your brain,
  • 00:09:48.200 --> 00:09:51.130
  • if you stay inside your brain,
  • 00:09:51.130 --> 00:09:53.040
  • your reflex will always
  • 00:09:53.040 --> 00:09:54.000
  • be to run.
  • 00:09:54.000 --> 00:09:54.290
  • What has Elijah been doing
  • 00:09:54.290 --> 00:09:56.070
  • for the last three
  • 00:09:56.070 --> 00:09:57.170
  • and a half years?
  • 00:09:57.170 --> 00:09:58.180
  • What?
  • 00:09:58.180 --> 00:09:59.000
  • Come on, talk to me church,
  • 00:09:59.000 --> 00:09:59.220
  • what's he been doing?
  • 00:09:59.220 --> 00:10:00.200
  • He's been running,
  • 00:10:00.200 --> 00:10:02.040
  • surviving and running
  • 00:10:02.040 --> 00:10:04.020
  • and surviving and running
  • 00:10:04.020 --> 00:10:06.050
  • and surviving.
  • 00:10:06.050 --> 00:10:06.250
  • So, when the rain comes,
  • 00:10:06.250 --> 00:10:07.260
  • he runs.
  • 00:10:07.260 --> 00:10:09.110
  • And for a little while,
  • 00:10:09.110 --> 00:10:10.100
  • he's running ahead of the rain.
  • 00:10:10.100 --> 00:10:12.120
  • He's running in front
  • 00:10:12.120 --> 00:10:13.060
  • of the chariot
  • 00:10:13.060 --> 00:10:14.010
  • because he's ready
  • 00:10:14.010 --> 00:10:14.180
  • for his next assignment.
  • 00:10:14.180 --> 00:10:16.080
  • He's ready to serve Ahab now.
  • 00:10:16.080 --> 00:10:18.160
  • He believes revival
  • 00:10:18.160 --> 00:10:19.150
  • has come to the nation.
  • 00:10:19.150 --> 00:10:21.030
  • The Baal prophets
  • 00:10:21.030 --> 00:10:21.290
  • have been destroyed.
  • 00:10:21.290 --> 00:10:23.120
  • The Asherah prophets
  • 00:10:23.120 --> 00:10:24.160
  • are all laying
  • 00:10:24.160 --> 00:10:25.080
  • at their own altars,
  • 00:10:25.080 --> 00:10:26.110
  • dead in their own blood
  • 00:10:26.110 --> 00:10:27.210
  • and now revival can come
  • 00:10:27.210 --> 00:10:29.140
  • and so he runs 17 miles
  • 00:10:29.140 --> 00:10:31.160
  • on the fuel of his faith,
  • 00:10:31.160 --> 00:10:33.290
  • on the fuel
  • 00:10:33.290 --> 00:10:34.130
  • of the promise of God
  • 00:10:34.130 --> 00:10:35.090
  • coming to pass in his life.
  • 00:10:35.090 --> 00:10:37.050
  • He runs ahead of the chariot,
  • 00:10:37.050 --> 00:10:39.040
  • he runs ahead of the rain
  • 00:10:39.040 --> 00:10:40.190
  • and then something happens.
  • 00:10:40.190 --> 00:10:43.080
  • Because if the enemy
  • 00:10:43.080 --> 00:10:43.250
  • can't kill you
  • 00:10:43.250 --> 00:10:44.160
  • in the invisibility stage,
  • 00:10:44.160 --> 00:10:46.290
  • or the insignificant stage,
  • 00:10:47.060 --> 00:10:50.060
  • the only thing left
  • 00:10:50.060 --> 00:10:50.270
  • for him to do to keep you
  • 00:10:50.270 --> 00:10:51.290
  • from receiving what God
  • 00:10:51.290 --> 00:10:53.080
  • is pouring out in your life
  • 00:10:53.080 --> 00:10:55.170
  • is intimidation.
  • 00:10:58.070 --> 00:11:01.090
  • He can't keep God
  • 00:11:01.090 --> 00:11:03.160
  • from making it rain,
  • 00:11:04.050 --> 00:11:07.050
  • but maybe he can keep you
  • 00:11:07.050 --> 00:11:08.030
  • from receiving it.
  • 00:11:09.170 --> 00:11:12.170
  • If he can get you running.
  • 00:11:12.170 --> 00:11:15.030
  • See, 'cause I'm a runner.
  • 00:11:15.030 --> 00:11:17.210
  • I'm a refugee.
  • 00:11:17.210 --> 00:11:19.170
  • And I'm a rain maker.
  • 00:11:19.170 --> 00:11:21.290
  • But now I'm a refugee.
  • 00:11:21.290 --> 00:11:24.010
  • Watch what, watch what happens,
  • 00:11:24.010 --> 00:11:26.010
  • watch what happens when Elijah
  • 00:11:26.010 --> 00:11:27.160
  • should be celebrating the storm.
  • 00:11:27.160 --> 00:11:30.160
  • I'll come back
  • 00:11:30.160 --> 00:11:30.270
  • to that another week.
  • 00:11:30.270 --> 00:11:32.170
  • Celebrate your storm.
  • 00:11:32.170 --> 00:11:34.220
  • Celebrate your storm.
  • 00:11:34.220 --> 00:11:37.010
  • We always preach about storms
  • 00:11:37.010 --> 00:11:38.080
  • like it's something
  • 00:11:38.080 --> 00:11:38.240
  • we want to get out of.
  • 00:11:38.240 --> 00:11:40.200
  • What if the storm that God
  • 00:11:40.200 --> 00:11:41.280
  • sent into your life
  • 00:11:41.280 --> 00:11:42.250
  • was to prove His presence.
  • 00:11:42.250 --> 00:11:44.070
  • Celebrate your storm.
  • 00:11:44.070 --> 00:11:46.020
  • Celebrate your storm.
  • 00:11:46.020 --> 00:11:48.040
  • Celebrate your storm.
  • 00:11:48.040 --> 00:11:50.090
  • Celebrate the storms
  • 00:11:50.090 --> 00:11:51.100
  • you survive and celebrate
  • 00:11:51.100 --> 00:11:52.280
  • the storms when they come
  • 00:11:52.280 --> 00:11:54.210
  • because you know God
  • 00:11:54.210 --> 00:11:55.200
  • is with you in the storm.
  • 00:11:55.200 --> 00:11:57.060
  • He is an ever-present Help
  • 00:11:57.060 --> 00:11:58.230
  • And when the storm came,
  • 00:12:06.080 --> 00:12:08.160
  • and Ahab went down
  • 00:12:08.160 --> 00:12:09.190
  • and told Jezebel what Elijah
  • 00:12:09.190 --> 00:12:11.150
  • had done, she knew
  • 00:12:11.150 --> 00:12:13.170
  • that her days were numbered.
  • 00:12:14.250 --> 00:12:17.250
  • So, she sends a messenger
  • 00:12:17.250 --> 00:12:18.210
  • to Elijah and what happens next
  • 00:12:18.210 --> 00:12:21.160
  • is going to shock you
  • 00:12:21.160 --> 00:12:22.140
  • because you just watched
  • 00:12:22.140 --> 00:12:24.120
  • the faith of a rain maker,
  • 00:12:24.120 --> 00:12:26.250
  • but now you're going to see
  • 00:12:26.250 --> 00:12:27.170
  • the fear of a renegade,
  • 00:12:27.170 --> 00:12:29.010
  • a runaway refugee.
  • 00:12:31.010 --> 00:12:34.010
  • And the messengers
  • 00:12:34.010 --> 00:12:34.180
  • come to Elijah.
  • 00:12:34.180 --> 00:12:35.260
  • Come on, let's play this out
  • 00:12:35.260 --> 00:12:37.280
  • and they say, "Jezebel says
  • 00:12:37.280 --> 00:12:40.230
  • she's gonna kill you."
  • 00:12:40.230 --> 00:12:42.210
  • What we are --
  • 00:12:42.210 --> 00:12:43.290
  • Take the scripture
  • 00:12:43.290 --> 00:12:44.220
  • off the screen.
  • 00:12:44.220 --> 00:12:45.130
  • What we are expecting next
  • 00:12:45.130 --> 00:12:46.120
  • is for Elijah to tell Jezebel
  • 00:12:46.120 --> 00:12:49.090
  • where she can go with that noise
  • 00:12:50.130 --> 00:12:53.130
  • and what she can do
  • 00:12:53.130 --> 00:12:55.060
  • with her threats.
  • 00:12:55.060 --> 00:12:56.210
  • Come on, wouldn't you?
  • 00:12:56.210 --> 00:12:59.010
  • Wish Jezebel would try
  • 00:12:59.010 --> 00:13:01.050
  • to kill me.
  • 00:13:01.190 --> 00:13:04.190
  • So, what comes next
  • 00:13:04.190 --> 00:13:05.220
  • is shocking against
  • 00:13:05.220 --> 00:13:07.000
  • the backdrop of the boldness
  • 00:13:07.000 --> 00:13:07.250
  • of a prophet who put his head
  • 00:13:07.250 --> 00:13:09.230
  • between his knees and waited
  • 00:13:09.230 --> 00:13:10.170
  • for rain, who survived
  • 00:13:10.170 --> 00:13:12.260
  • three and a half years
  • 00:13:12.260 --> 00:13:13.190
  • of drought,
  • 00:13:13.190 --> 00:13:15.070
  • who was fed by the mouths
  • 00:13:15.070 --> 00:13:16.020
  • of birds
  • 00:13:16.020 --> 00:13:17.260
  • and at the house
  • 00:13:17.260 --> 00:13:18.110
  • of a widow and now the rain
  • 00:13:19.010 --> 00:13:22.010
  • has come and now the drought
  • 00:13:22.160 --> 00:13:25.160
  • is over and now, verse 3,
  • 00:13:27.090 --> 00:13:30.090
  • Elijah was afraid.
  • 00:13:31.100 --> 00:13:34.100
  • Never thought I'd see
  • 00:13:34.100 --> 00:13:34.250
  • those three words.
  • 00:13:35.090 --> 00:13:38.090
  • Never thought he would, I mean,
  • 00:13:38.090 --> 00:13:39.160
  • I would have understood
  • 00:13:39.160 --> 00:13:41.070
  • if he ran while the drought
  • 00:13:42.020 --> 00:13:45.020
  • was still in progress,
  • 00:13:45.020 --> 00:13:46.060
  • but it's raining now.
  • 00:13:47.160 --> 00:13:50.160
  • It's raining and Elijah,
  • 00:13:50.160 --> 00:13:53.110
  • the one who survived
  • 00:13:53.110 --> 00:13:56.000
  • three and a half years
  • 00:13:56.000 --> 00:13:56.280
  • of drought, is running?
  • 00:13:58.040 --> 00:14:01.060
  • The Bible says
  • 00:14:01.060 --> 00:14:01.190
  • he's running for his life.
  • 00:14:03.210 --> 00:14:06.210
  • I don't buy it.
  • 00:14:06.210 --> 00:14:08.210
  • I'm sorry.
  • 00:14:08.210 --> 00:14:10.020
  • I don't buy it.
  • 00:14:10.020 --> 00:14:12.080
  • I don't believe Elijah,
  • 00:14:12.080 --> 00:14:14.070
  • that you're afraid
  • 00:14:14.070 --> 00:14:14.280
  • that Jezebel can kill you.
  • 00:14:14.280 --> 00:14:17.270
  • Because if she could
  • 00:14:17.270 --> 00:14:18.270
  • have killed you,
  • 00:14:18.270 --> 00:14:20.230
  • she wouldn't have sent
  • 00:14:20.230 --> 00:14:21.200
  • messengers to warn you.
  • 00:14:24.220 --> 00:14:27.220
  • If she could kill you,
  • 00:14:27.220 --> 00:14:29.210
  • she would send her bailiffs
  • 00:14:29.210 --> 00:14:31.110
  • to arrest you.
  • 00:14:31.110 --> 00:14:33.150
  • But she knows
  • 00:14:33.150 --> 00:14:34.060
  • she can't kill you.
  • 00:14:34.060 --> 00:14:36.170
  • So, she's trying to contain you.
  • 00:14:36.230 --> 00:14:39.230
  • Don't you know the devil
  • 00:14:39.230 --> 00:14:40.190
  • found out a long time ago
  • 00:14:40.190 --> 00:14:42.280
  • that he can't curse
  • 00:14:42.280 --> 00:14:43.290
  • what God has blessed?
  • 00:14:43.290 --> 00:14:46.180
  • Don't you know if the devil
  • 00:14:46.180 --> 00:14:47.190
  • could have killed you by now,
  • 00:14:47.190 --> 00:14:49.120
  • he would have killed you by now?
  • 00:14:50.160 --> 00:14:53.160
  • If he could have kept it
  • 00:14:53.160 --> 00:14:54.110
  • from raining,
  • 00:14:54.110 --> 00:14:55.010
  • he would have kept it
  • 00:14:55.010 --> 00:14:56.060
  • from raining and if he could
  • 00:14:56.060 --> 00:14:57.270
  • have taken you out,
  • 00:14:57.270 --> 00:14:58.180
  • you'd be out?
  • 00:14:59.060 --> 00:15:02.080
  • But since he wouldn't kill you,
  • 00:15:02.080 --> 00:15:04.240
  • he tries to contain you.
  • 00:15:04.240 --> 00:15:07.110
  • So, he intimidates you
  • 00:15:07.110 --> 00:15:09.110
  • and now Elijah is running.
  • 00:15:09.110 --> 00:15:10.280
  • Please catch this.
  • 00:15:10.280 --> 00:15:12.140
  • He's running from the same rain
  • 00:15:12.160 --> 00:15:15.160
  • that he prayed for.
  • 00:15:18.050 --> 00:15:21.050
  • Some of us are better
  • 00:15:21.050 --> 00:15:22.290
  • at surviving in famine
  • 00:15:23.000 --> 00:15:26.000
  • than we are
  • 00:15:26.000 --> 00:15:27.000
  • at living in blessing.
  • 00:15:27.110 --> 00:15:30.110
  • What I mean is, what I mean is,
  • 00:15:31.050 --> 00:15:34.050
  • when the rain started,
  • 00:15:34.050 --> 00:15:36.070
  • the one who ran
  • 00:15:36.070 --> 00:15:37.000
  • ahead of the rain,
  • 00:15:37.000 --> 00:15:38.190
  • started running away
  • 00:15:38.190 --> 00:15:39.200
  • from the rain.
  • 00:15:39.200 --> 00:15:42.050
  • So, the message God
  • 00:15:42.050 --> 00:15:42.280
  • gave me for somebody today,
  • 00:15:42.280 --> 00:15:45.200
  • you know who you are
  • 00:15:45.200 --> 00:15:47.080
  • is that you are running
  • 00:15:47.080 --> 00:15:49.250
  • from the rain.
  • 00:15:50.240 --> 00:15:53.240
  • You are running
  • 00:15:53.240 --> 00:15:55.240
  • from the blessing of God.
  • 00:15:56.230 --> 00:15:59.230
  • You are running from something
  • 00:15:59.230 --> 00:16:01.280
  • that is already defeated.
  • 00:16:01.280 --> 00:16:03.260
  • You are running from shame
  • 00:16:03.260 --> 00:16:06.020
  • that the cross of Jesus Christ
  • 00:16:06.020 --> 00:16:07.290
  • has already taken away.
  • 00:16:07.290 --> 00:16:09.280
  • You are running
  • 00:16:09.280 --> 00:16:11.070
  • from a power of sin
  • 00:16:11.070 --> 00:16:13.010
  • that has already been broken.
  • 00:16:13.010 --> 00:16:14.290
  • You are running from situations
  • 00:16:14.290 --> 00:16:17.090
  • that God has already worked out.
  • 00:16:17.090 --> 00:16:19.170
  • You are running from an outcome
  • 00:16:19.170 --> 00:16:21.210
  • that you don't have to fear.
  • 00:16:21.210 --> 00:16:23.040
  • Guess what?
  • 00:16:23.040 --> 00:16:24.160
  • God's gonna deal
  • 00:16:24.160 --> 00:16:25.080
  • with Jezebel.
  • 00:16:25.080 --> 00:16:26.140
  • Head back in the right direction
  • 00:16:26.140 --> 00:16:28.260
  • and run toward the rain.
  • 00:16:28.260 --> 00:16:30.210
  • It's raining now.
  • 00:16:30.210 --> 00:16:32.040
  • The drought is over.
  • 00:16:32.040 --> 00:16:33.260
  • Come out of the drought.
  • 00:16:33.260 --> 00:16:35.170
  • It's raining.
  • 00:16:43.120 --> 00:16:46.120
  • Why would you run from the rain?
  • 00:16:46.270 --> 00:16:49.270
  • Why would you run
  • 00:16:49.270 --> 00:16:50.240
  • from the blessing of God?
  • 00:16:50.240 --> 00:16:52.170
  • See, when you run
  • 00:16:52.170 --> 00:16:54.130
  • from the resistance,
  • 00:16:54.130 --> 00:16:56.050
  • you run from the rain.
  • 00:16:56.270 --> 00:16:59.270
  • When you run from the battle,
  • 00:17:00.190 --> 00:17:03.190
  • you run from the blessings.
  • 00:17:03.280 --> 00:17:06.280
  • When you run from the problem,
  • 00:17:06.280 --> 00:17:09.100
  • you run from the promise.
  • 00:17:09.100 --> 00:17:11.220
  • When you run from the problem,
  • 00:17:11.220 --> 00:17:13.150
  • you run from the harvest.
  • 00:17:13.270 --> 00:17:16.270
  • What are you running from?
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  • You really believe that Jezebel
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  • can kill you
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  • after all you've
  • 00:17:24.240 --> 00:17:26.000
  • already survived?
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  • You really think Jezebel
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  • has the power in her mouth
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  • to stop what God
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  • is doing in your life?
  • 00:17:33.140 --> 00:17:35.200
  • No, somebody shout,
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  • "I'm coming out of the drought.
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  • I'm coming out of the drought.
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  • I've been dry too long,
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  • defeated too long,
  • 00:17:41.190 --> 00:17:43.010
  • depressed too long,
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  • discouraged too long.
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  • This is a new season
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  • in my life."
  • 00:17:50.000 --> 00:17:53.000
  • I feel the presence of God
  • 00:17:53.000 --> 00:17:54.060
  • so powerfully in this place.
  • 00:17:55.080 --> 00:17:58.080
  • I'm ready for rain.
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  • I'm ready for rain.
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  • Whew.
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  • Whew.
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  • I'm ready for rain.
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  • I'm not running from it now.
  • 00:18:12.090 --> 00:18:14.290
  • I'm ready for it.
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  • I'm ready for rain.
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  • I'm ready for rain
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  • and all that it brings.
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  • I'm ready.
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  • I'm ready for the storm.
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  • It's it amazing how you can be
  • 00:18:28.200 --> 00:18:31.060
  • in a blessed situation
  • 00:18:32.280 --> 00:18:35.280
  • and have a dry soul
  • 00:18:35.280 --> 00:18:38.240
  • and have rain
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  • falling all around you
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  • and Elijah ran for his life
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  • and he went into a cave
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  • in the wilderness
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  • and he isolated himself
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  • and a voice came
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  • in the form of a gentle breeze,
  • 00:18:55.080 --> 00:18:57.000
  • which was a whisper
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  • and called him out
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  • of the cave.
  • 00:18:58.060 --> 00:18:58.270
  • See, I don't believe that God,
  • 00:18:59.270 --> 00:19:02.290
  • I don't believe that God
  • 00:19:02.290 --> 00:19:04.040
  • is calling you out
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  • of the drought today.
  • 00:19:04.260 --> 00:19:05.240
  • I believe He's calling
  • 00:19:05.240 --> 00:19:06.140
  • Listen.
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  • Listen.
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  • If this is for you,
  • 00:19:20.080 --> 00:19:21.000
  • you'll know it when I say it.
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  • You've been telling yourself
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  • you're in a dry season,
  • 00:19:24.020 --> 00:19:26.040
  • really, you've just been
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  • in a dry place.
  • 00:19:26.280 --> 00:19:29.280
  • And if you would come out
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  • of yourself,
  • 00:19:30.250 --> 00:19:31.070
  • do you know what God
  • 00:19:31.070 --> 00:19:32.000
  • told Elijah?
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  • Listen to this.
  • 00:19:32.210 --> 00:19:33.060
  • He said, "You think
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  • you're the only one?"
  • 00:19:34.150 --> 00:19:35.230
  • Because Elijah
  • 00:19:35.230 --> 00:19:36.090
  • had convinced himself,
  • 00:19:36.090 --> 00:19:37.110
  • you know how we do
  • 00:19:37.110 --> 00:19:38.050
  • when we get inside ourselves.
  • 00:19:38.050 --> 00:19:39.140
  • Nobody appreciates you,
  • 00:19:39.140 --> 00:19:41.120
  • nobody sees you.
  • 00:19:41.120 --> 00:19:42.200
  • It's nothing.
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  • There's no one.
  • 00:19:43.160 --> 00:19:44.170
  • God said, "I have 7.000
  • 00:19:46.230 --> 00:19:49.230
  • that have not bowed
  • 00:19:49.230 --> 00:19:50.130
  • their knee to Baal.
  • 00:19:50.130 --> 00:19:51.150
  • You think you're the only one?
  • 00:19:51.150 --> 00:19:53.110
  • You're not the only one.
  • 00:19:53.110 --> 00:19:55.010
  • You're not alone.
  • 00:19:55.010 --> 00:19:56.050
  • It's not nothing.
  • 00:19:56.050 --> 00:19:57.140
  • You're not alone.
  • 00:19:57.140 --> 00:19:58.190
  • There is a cloud.
  • 00:19:59.060 --> 00:20:02.060
  • There is a cloud.
  • 00:20:05.150 --> 00:20:08.150
  • But you won't see it
  • 00:20:08.150 --> 00:20:09.090
  • in the cave.
  • 00:20:09.090 --> 00:20:09.250
  • Now I want you to stand
  • 00:20:09.250 --> 00:20:10.180
  • to your feet
  • 00:20:10.180 --> 00:20:11.150
  • because the Spirit of the Lord
  • 00:20:11.150 --> 00:20:12.250
  • is passing by.
  • 00:20:14.190 --> 00:20:17.190
  • For those of you
  • 00:20:17.190 --> 00:20:18.050
  • who have been in a place of,
  • 00:20:18.050 --> 00:20:19.140
  • watch this, invisibility.
  • 00:20:19.140 --> 00:20:21.230
  • I can't see it right now.
  • 00:20:21.230 --> 00:20:24.000
  • Insignificance.
  • 00:20:24.000 --> 00:20:24.260
  • It doesn't matter
  • 00:20:24.260 --> 00:20:25.190
  • because it's not much.
  • 00:20:25.190 --> 00:20:27.210
  • Or intimidation.
  • 00:20:27.210 --> 00:20:29.230
  • Sometimes God can bless you
  • 00:20:29.230 --> 00:20:31.040
  • with the very thing
  • 00:20:31.040 --> 00:20:31.250
  • that you're believing Him for
  • 00:20:31.250 --> 00:20:34.100
  • and you don't know
  • 00:20:34.100 --> 00:20:34.260
  • how to stand
  • 00:20:34.260 --> 00:20:37.010
  • in a season of success.
  • 00:20:37.010 --> 00:20:40.010
  • What I'd like for you
  • 00:20:40.010 --> 00:20:40.260
  • to do right now is symbolic.
  • 00:20:40.260 --> 00:20:43.250
  • I want you to lift
  • 00:20:43.250 --> 00:20:44.160
  • your hands to heaven
  • 00:20:44.160 --> 00:20:45.120
  • like you are receiving
  • 00:20:45.120 --> 00:20:48.020
  • the refreshing presence of God,
  • 00:20:48.020 --> 00:20:49.230
  • the rain of His presence.
  • 00:20:54.150 --> 00:20:57.150
  • And when we say
  • 00:20:57.150 --> 00:20:58.030
  • we receive Your rain,
  • 00:20:58.030 --> 00:20:59.000
  • let's not picture
  • 00:20:59.000 --> 00:20:59.220
  • our situations right now, okay?
  • 00:20:59.220 --> 00:21:02.150
  • Let's sing it over our souls.
  • 00:21:02.210 --> 00:21:05.210
  • Maybe you're in a good season,
  • 00:21:05.210 --> 00:21:07.000
  • but you're just in
  • 00:21:07.000 --> 00:21:07.240
  • a dry place inside
  • 00:21:07.240 --> 00:21:09.280
  • and the only way
  • 00:21:09.280 --> 00:21:10.130
  • to come out of the drought
  • 00:21:10.130 --> 00:21:11.130
  • is to get the drought
  • 00:21:11.130 --> 00:21:12.040
  • out of you.
  • 00:21:12.040 --> 00:21:13.040
  • You've gotta come out
  • 00:21:13.040 --> 00:21:14.000
  • of yourself,
  • 00:21:14.000 --> 00:21:14.290
  • out of your self-consciousness,
  • 00:21:14.290 --> 00:21:16.240
  • out of your self-absorption,
  • 00:21:16.240 --> 00:21:18.190
  • out of your obsession
  • 00:21:18.190 --> 00:21:20.040
  • with what others thing.
  • 00:21:20.040 --> 00:21:21.050
  • Out of your failures,
  • 00:21:21.050 --> 00:21:22.090
  • out of your past,
  • 00:21:22.090 --> 00:21:24.000
  • out of your fears.
  • 00:21:24.000 --> 00:21:25.110
  • Come on Elijah.
  • 00:21:25.110 --> 00:21:27.160
  • The Spirit of the Lord
  • 00:21:27.160 --> 00:21:28.180
  • is passing by.
  • 00:21:28.180 --> 00:21:30.250
  • You don't want to miss
  • 00:21:30.250 --> 00:21:31.130
  • your miracle
  • 00:21:31.130 --> 00:21:32.050
  • because you were in the cave.
  • 00:21:32.120 --> 00:21:35.120
  • Come out.
  • 00:21:35.120 --> 00:21:37.030
  • It's raining now.
  • 00:21:37.030 --> 00:21:39.080
  • Come out.
  • 00:21:39.080 --> 00:21:41.040
  • It's raining now.
  • 00:21:41.180 --> 00:21:44.180
  • Receive it.
  • 00:21:44.180 --> 00:21:47.000
  • Stop resisting it
  • 00:21:47.000 --> 00:21:49.210
  • and receive it.
  • 00:21:49.210 --> 00:21:52.150
  • Stop running and receive it.
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  • I hear the sound
  • 00:21:56.100 --> 00:21:57.140
  • of the abundance of rain.
  • 00:21:57.280 --> 00:22:01.000
  • It starts like a whisper
  • 00:22:01.000 --> 00:22:02.020
  • and it's welling up.
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  • We declare over your life
  • 00:22:04.280 --> 00:22:07.030
  • the dry season is over.
  • 00:22:07.100 --> 00:22:10.100
  • There is a cloud.
  • 00:22:10.100 --> 00:22:12.150
  • The dry season is over.
  • 00:22:12.150 --> 00:22:15.040
  • There is a cloud.
  • 00:22:15.040 --> 00:22:17.060
  • There is a well springing up.
  • 00:22:17.060 --> 00:22:18.200
  • There is a river whose streams
  • 00:22:18.200 --> 00:22:19.190
  • make glad the city of God.
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  • There is a cloud
  • 00:22:21.160 --> 00:22:23.190
  • beginning to swell.
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  • Come on, worship Him,
  • 00:22:25.130 --> 00:22:26.240
  • worship Him, worship Him,
  • 00:22:26.240 --> 00:22:28.030
  • worship Him, worship Him,
  • 00:22:28.030 --> 00:22:29.160
  • worship Him, worship Him,
  • 00:22:29.160 --> 00:22:31.070
  • worship Him.
  • 00:22:31.070 --> 00:22:32.010
  • Thank You for the rain, God.
  • 00:22:32.010 --> 00:22:33.230
  • Thank You for the refreshing
  • 00:22:33.230 --> 00:22:34.280
  • of Your presence.
  • 00:22:34.280 --> 00:22:36.260
  • Thank You for setting
  • 00:22:36.260 --> 00:22:38.040
  • my feet on a rock,
  • 00:22:38.040 --> 00:22:39.080
  • giving me a firm place
  • 00:22:39.080 --> 00:22:39.260
  • to stand.
  • 00:22:39.260 --> 00:22:40.220
  • Thank You, Lord.
  • 00:22:40.220 --> 00:22:42.210
  • I'm coming out of the drought.
  • 00:22:42.210 --> 00:22:45.040
  • I'm coming out.
  • 00:22:45.040 --> 00:22:47.290
  • Coming out of myself.
  • 00:22:47.290 --> 00:22:50.090
  • Coming out of my insecurity.
  • 00:22:50.090 --> 00:22:53.030
  • Coming out of my inadequacy.
  • 00:22:53.030 --> 00:22:54.250
  • I can do all things
  • 00:22:54.250 --> 00:22:55.290
  • through Christ,
  • 00:22:55.290 --> 00:22:56.280
  • Who gives me strength.
  • 00:22:56.280 --> 00:22:58.220
  • There is a cloud.
  • 00:22:58.220 --> 00:23:00.230
  • There is a cloud.
  • 00:23:00.230 --> 00:23:02.050
  • Greater is He that is in me
  • 00:23:02.050 --> 00:23:03.220
  • than he that is in the world.
  • 00:23:03.220 --> 00:23:06.130
  • There is a cloud.
  • 00:23:08.000 --> 00:23:11.000
  • Come on release your fear.
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  • Receive it by faith.
  • 00:23:13.200 --> 00:23:14.280
  • There is a cloud.
  • 00:23:14.280 --> 00:23:16.090
  • There is.
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  • There is.
  • 00:23:17.000 --> 00:23:18.110
  • There is.
  • 00:23:18.110 --> 00:23:18.290
  • - Would you receive it today?
  • 00:23:22.210 --> 00:23:25.110
  • Would you be free today?
  • 00:23:26.070 --> 00:23:29.070
  • - Come out, come out.
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  • Come out.
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  • Come out.
  • 00:23:37.010 --> 00:23:39.150
  • - Lift every hand.
  • 00:23:44.010 --> 00:23:45.160
  • - I want to tell you
  • 00:23:48.160 --> 00:23:49.110
  • about a special offer today
  • 00:23:49.110 --> 00:23:50.050
  • called, "Soul Control".
  • 00:23:50.050 --> 00:23:51.240
  • This is a six-part series
  • 00:23:51.240 --> 00:23:52.290
  • that we're making available
  • 00:23:52.290 --> 00:23:54.160
  • for a limited time for a gift
  • 00:23:54.160 --> 00:23:56.200
  • of any amount to the ministry.
  • 00:23:56.200 --> 00:23:58.160
  • And this is a game changer.
  • 00:23:58.160 --> 00:24:00.120
  • Because in this six-part
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  • I'm going to teach you
  • 00:24:02.250 --> 00:24:03.210
  • how to take control
  • 00:24:03.210 --> 00:24:04.290
  • of your mind, will, and emotions
  • 00:24:04.290 --> 00:24:07.250
  • and align them with the purpose
  • 00:24:07.250 --> 00:24:09.060
  • that God has for your life.
  • 00:24:09.060 --> 00:24:11.050
  • Really our soul
  • 00:24:11.050 --> 00:24:12.060
  • is the battleground.
  • 00:24:12.060 --> 00:24:13.250
  • It's the place
  • 00:24:13.250 --> 00:24:14.090
  • where we make decisions
  • 00:24:14.090 --> 00:24:15.240
  • and if we allow
  • 00:24:15.240 --> 00:24:16.140
  • all kinds of weeds to come up
  • 00:24:16.140 --> 00:24:18.070
  • and choke out the fruit,
  • 00:24:18.070 --> 00:24:20.110
  • choke out what God
  • 00:24:20.110 --> 00:24:21.110
  • is producing in our lives,
  • 00:24:21.110 --> 00:24:23.040
  • over time we can begin
  • 00:24:23.040 --> 00:24:24.170
  • to become weary
  • 00:24:24.170 --> 00:24:25.260
  • and wonder why faith
  • 00:24:25.260 --> 00:24:26.290
  • isn't working for us,
  • 00:24:26.290 --> 00:24:28.120
  • but the key is
  • 00:24:28.120 --> 00:24:29.220
  • you have to take control.
  • 00:24:29.220 --> 00:24:31.130
  • You have to own your soul
  • 00:24:31.130 --> 00:24:33.120
  • and we're going to talk about
  • 00:24:33.120 --> 00:24:34.060
  • how to do that as we get deep
  • 00:24:34.060 --> 00:24:35.250
  • into God's word together.
  • 00:24:35.250 --> 00:24:37.200
  • I can't wait to walk you
  • 00:24:37.200 --> 00:24:38.170
  • through these concepts.
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  • How to keep your heart healthy
  • 00:24:39.160 --> 00:24:41.030
  • when people offend you.
  • 00:24:41.030 --> 00:24:42.170
  • How to make sure
  • 00:24:42.170 --> 00:24:43.150
  • you are managing your moods.
  • 00:24:43.150 --> 00:24:45.050
  • Making sure that you are staying
  • 00:24:45.050 --> 00:24:47.010
  • in a place of faith
  • 00:24:47.010 --> 00:24:47.190
  • from day to day.
  • 00:24:47.190 --> 00:24:48.150
  • All of that and more is covered
  • 00:24:48.150 --> 00:24:50.030
  • in this series, "Soul Control".
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  • Have you been drained lately?
  • 00:24:52.000 --> 00:24:53.260
  • You feel like there's not enough
  • 00:24:53.260 --> 00:24:54.200
  • of you to go around?
  • 00:24:54.200 --> 00:24:55.280
  • Well, you're more
  • 00:24:55.280 --> 00:24:56.180
  • than a conqueror through Him
  • 00:24:56.180 --> 00:24:57.180
  • who loved you.
  • 00:24:57.180 --> 00:24:58.120
  • And I want to show you
  • 00:24:58.120 --> 00:24:59.040
  • how to tap into that reality
  • 00:24:59.040 --> 00:25:01.010
  • and take control of your soul
  • 00:25:01.010 --> 00:25:02.200
  • and take control of your life
  • 00:25:02.200 --> 00:25:04.010
  • in Jesus name.
  • 00:25:04.010 --> 00:25:05.120
  • So, stop whatever you're
  • 00:25:05.120 --> 00:25:06.080
  • doing right now.
  • 00:25:06.080 --> 00:25:07.020
  • Call or go online
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  • and request your copy
  • 00:25:08.200 --> 00:25:09.210
  • of "Soul Control".
  • 00:25:09.210 --> 00:25:11.060
  • This series might set
  • 00:25:11.060 --> 00:25:12.130
  • something off that moves
  • 00:25:12.130 --> 00:25:13.220
  • your forward into your future.
  • 00:25:13.220 --> 00:25:15.170
  • Here's a look at
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  • - God has given you
  • 00:25:18.000 --> 00:25:19.100
  • editing software
  • 00:25:19.100 --> 00:25:21.130
  • in your spirit to choose
  • 00:25:21.150 --> 00:25:24.150
  • what you call to your mind
  • 00:25:24.150 --> 00:25:27.020
  • and what you recall
  • 00:25:27.020 --> 00:25:28.250
  • to your mind
  • 00:25:28.250 --> 00:25:30.050
  • determines the revelation
  • 00:25:30.050 --> 00:25:31.220
  • that you will have
  • 00:25:31.220 --> 00:25:33.020
  • and the faith
  • 00:25:33.020 --> 00:25:34.000
  • that you can walk in
  • 00:25:34.000 --> 00:25:35.140
  • and the contentment
  • 00:25:35.140 --> 00:25:36.210
  • that you will enjoy.
  • 00:25:36.210 --> 00:25:38.150
  • Maybe this won't take
  • 00:25:38.150 --> 00:25:39.080
  • your pain away,
  • 00:25:39.080 --> 00:25:41.220
  • but if you would start seeing
  • 00:25:41.220 --> 00:25:42.230
  • your pain as preparation,
  • 00:25:42.290 --> 00:25:45.290
  • I'm not saying
  • 00:25:45.290 --> 00:25:46.200
  • God's the One who hurt you,
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  • I'm saying, in His hands,
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  • whatever hurt you
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  • will become healing
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  • for where He's taking you.
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  • The place of conflict,
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  • that's the place of calling.
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  • But you have
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  • to be comfortable hiding
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  • in the midst of hardships
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  • to know that God is your refuge,
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  • your strong tower
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  • in the battle, not from it.
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  • How can I look to culture
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  • for my standards
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  • and then look to God
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  • for my strength?
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  • How can I look for the world
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  • to tell me how to live
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  • and then expect God
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  • to give me strength
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  • for a standard
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  • that was not His?
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  • I don't live
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  • by people's compliments
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  • because if I live
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  • by their compliments,
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  • I would die by their criticism.
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  • - Well, you've experienced
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  • Elevation as a TV program,
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  • but now I want to invite you
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  • to be a part
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  • of our church family.
  • 00:26:42.220 --> 00:26:44.060
  • We call it the e-fam.
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  • It's our extended church family
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  • all around the world.
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  • Did you know you can join us
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  • every single week
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  • live from wherever you are?
  • 00:26:50.260 --> 00:26:52.230
  • We stream our entire
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  • worship experience,
  • 00:26:53.290 --> 00:26:55.080
  • the music the preaching.
  • 00:26:55.080 --> 00:26:57.080
  • You can be current.
  • 00:26:57.080 --> 00:26:58.110
  • We also feature OnDemand
  • 00:26:58.110 --> 00:27:00.050
  • in case you don't get
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  • a chance to watch live.
  • 00:27:00.230 --> 00:27:02.030
  • You can watch that week's
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  • worship experience
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  • whenever, wherever.
  • 00:27:04.050 --> 00:27:05.280
  • So, here's what
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  • Go online,
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  • StevenFurtick.com/live.
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  • They'll have all
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  • the information.
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  • How you can become
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  • a part of our church
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  • every single weekend.
  • 00:27:16.140 --> 00:27:17.200
  • So, maybe write down
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  • the website.
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  • Put it in your phone,
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  • bookmark the page.
  • 00:27:20.050 --> 00:27:21.060
  • StevenFurtick.com/live.
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  • We want to invite you
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  • into the family, the e-fam,
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  • and we can't wait
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