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Knock Knock Part 2

Watch Knock Knock Part 2
August 6, 2020
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Learn how to give your battles over to God and trust Him with the outcome.

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Knock Knock Part 2

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  • - Now the power of God
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  • - Now the power of Goddid not prevent the attack
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  • did not prevent the attackbut it protected Peter
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  • but it protected Peterwithin it and it enabled him
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  • within it and it enabled himto go through it.
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  • to go through it.God is going to get me
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  • God is going to get methrough this.
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  • through this.I don't know how,
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  • I don't know how,I don't know when,
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  • I don't know when,but God is going
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  • but God is goingto get me through this.
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  • to get me through this.The gate is open.
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  • The gate is open.The way is made.
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  • The way is made.Faith has already provided
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  • Faith has already providedfor me the grace that I need.
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  • for me the grace that I need.That's how I know God
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  • That's how I know Godwas with me because it came
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  • was with me because it camefor me, but it couldn't kill me.
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  • for me, but it couldn't kill me.It came for me,
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  • It came for me,but it couldn't take me out.
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  • but it couldn't take me out.It came for me,
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  • It came for me,but it couldn't have me
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  • but it couldn't have meand now I know that God
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  • - The title of this message is:
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  • - The title of this message is:"Knock, knock."
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  • "Knock, knock."Living in relationship with God,
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  • Living in relationship with God,you learn to discern
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  • you learn to discernwhen it's him knocking
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  • when it's him knockingand if you don't,
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  • and if you don't,you'll open the door to people
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  • you'll open the door to peoplewho don't have
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  • who don't havethe best intentions in mind,
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  • the best intentions in mind,and you'll open the door
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  • and you'll open the doorto the enemy who may bring you
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  • to the enemy who may bring youwhat you want in your feelings
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  • what you want in your feelingsthat is destructive
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  • that is destructiveto your faith.
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  • to your faith.And if God lives
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  • And if God livesin your heart over time,
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  • in your heart over time,you'll learn
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  • you'll learnto discern his knock.
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  • to discern his knock.And you also learn
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  • And you also learnthat a lot of times,
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  • that a lot of times,what you will initially think,
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  • what you will initially think,is the devil
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  • is the devilknocking on your door
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  • knocking on your doorto attack you
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  • to attack youis actually God knocking
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  • is actually God knockingon your door to develop you.
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  • on your door to develop you.We all want opportunities
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  • We all want opportunitiesto come our way.
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  • to come our way.And opportunities are weird
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  • And opportunities are weirdbecause they don't show up
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  • because they don't show uplooking like opportunities
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  • looking like opportunitieswhen they knock,
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  • when they knock,they just look like obedience.
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  • they just look like obedience.You've got to answer
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  • You've got to answerthe door and knock,
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  • the door and knock,even if you're
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  • even if you'renot sure it's God.
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  • not sure it's God.You've got to be kind to people,
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  • You've got to be kind to people,even if you don't know if
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  • even if you don't know ifthey're going to do anything for
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  • they're going to do anything foryou in return.
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  • you in return.It's obedience
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  • It's obediencethat creates freedom.
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  • that creates freedom.Freedom from what?
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  • Freedom from what?Freedom from needing to know the
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  • Freedom from needing to know theoutcome before you
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  • outcome before youtake the step.
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  • take the step.So if he doesn't get up the
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  • So if he doesn't get up thechains stay on.
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  • chains stay on.And if you don't do what God has
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  • And if you don't do what God hastold you to do right now,
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  • told you to do right now,God can't do what
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  • God can't do whathe's going to do,
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  • he's going to do,that you don't
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  • that you don'tknow he's going to do.
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  • know he's going to do.God already intended to take
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  • God already intended to takehis chains off.
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  • his chains off.But if he waits 'til the chains
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  • But if he waits 'til the chainsfall off to get up,
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  • fall off to get up,he's never going to get up
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  • he's never going to get upbecause the chains
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  • because the chainsaren't gonna fall off.
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  • aren't gonna fall off.When -- when I get my financial
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  • When -- when I get my financialsituation in order,
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  • situation in order,I'll tell you,
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  • I'll tell you,I'm gonna put God first
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  • I'm gonna put God firstbecause I've heard about that
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  • because I've heard about thatand praising the Lord and
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  • and praising the Lord andputting him first with the first
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  • putting him first with the firstfruits of my womb,
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  • fruits of my womb,and all these --
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  • and all these --and all the things
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  • and all the thingsthat the Bible says,
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  • that the Bible says,I'm going to do it.
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  • I'm going to do it.No, you're not.
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  • No, you're not.Not if you won't do it
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  • Not if you won't do itwith the little,
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  • with the little,because he who is faithful
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  • because he who is faithfulin a little...
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  • in a little...[applause]
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  • [applause]So it's that first step,
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  • So it's that first step,it's getting up,
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  • it's getting up,get up, and the chains
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  • get up, and the chainswill fall off, get up --
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  • will fall off, get up --And you say,
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  • And you say,God take the chains off
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  • God take the chains offand I'll get up.
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  • and I'll get up.No, get up, and the chains
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  • No, get up, and the chainswill fall off.
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  • will fall off.And I love this part,
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  • And I love this part,because there is no indication
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  • because there is no indicationin this text that Peter
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  • in this text that Peterhad faith
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  • had faithto be free from prison.
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  • to be free from prison.All he's doing is going
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  • All he's doing is goingthrough the motions.
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  • through the motions.And sometimes
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  • And sometimesthat's all you can do.
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  • that's all you can do.Sometimes all you can do is come
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  • Sometimes all you can do is cometo church and fake I mean,
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  • to church and fake I mean,faith it until you feel it.
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  • Now, most of us
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  • Now, most of uswouldn't have gotten a miracle
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  • wouldn't have gotten a miracleif we were in Acts chapter 12.
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  • if we were in Acts chapter 12.If we were in Harod Agrippa
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  • If we were in Harod Agrippathe first -- prison,
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  • the first -- prison,we'd stay right there.
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  • we'd stay right there.Because we wouldn't.
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  • Because we wouldn't.We wouldn't follow instructions
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  • We wouldn't follow instructionsuntil we knew details.
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  • until we knew details.It'd be like, "Get up."
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  • It'd be like, "Get up.""Why?"
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  • "Why?""Who are you?"
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  • "Who are you?""Let me see
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  • "Let me seesome identification."
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  • some identification."[laughter]
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  • [laughter]No, no, no.
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  • No, no, no.Is this God?
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  • Is this God?Is this -- ?
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  • Is this -- ?No, you just gotta get up.
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  • No, you just gotta get up.Get up.
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  • Get up.And when you're
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  • And when you'rein a place of rest,
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  • in a place of rest,you're able to respond
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  • you're able to respondwithout over thinking it.
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  • without over thinking it.Just -- just get up.
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  • Just -- just get up.Some of y'all think too hard
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  • Some of y'all think too hardwhen we're worshiping in here.
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  • when we're worshiping in here.You know,
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  • You know,you're thinking too hard.
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  • "I'm gonna see your victory."
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  • "I'm gonna see your victory.""I can't sing that,
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  • "I can't sing that,I don't know if I really am."
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  • I don't know if I really am."You need to start singing it,
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  • You need to start singing it,so you can start seeing it,
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  • so you can start seeing it,because faith is the substance
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  • because faith is the substanceof things hoped for,
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  • of things hoped for,and the evidence
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  • and the evidenceof things not seen.
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  • So help me show 'em God,
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  • So help me show 'em God,the old Peter,
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  • the old Peter,remember the old Peter
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  • remember the old Peterwho argued all the time,
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  • who argued all the time,the old Peter
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  • the old Peterwould have been like,
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  • would have been like,"Get up for what?
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  • "Get up for what?Go out for what?
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  • Go out for what?I don't understand,
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  • I don't understand,I was getting some sleep.
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  • I was getting some sleep.Why are you
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  • Why are youinterrupting my sleep?
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  • interrupting my sleep?I'm trying to get
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  • I'm trying to geta good night's sleep.
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  • a good night's sleep.I got a big day tomorrow.
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  • I got a big day tomorrow.It's a really important day.
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  • It's a really important day.I need to be sharp so I
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  • I need to be sharp so Ican defend myself."
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  • can defend myself."But he just did it
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  • But he just did itin this place.
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  • in this place.In fact, that's exactly
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  • In fact, that's exactlywhat the Bible said.
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  • what the Bible said.It said, "'Quick get up.'
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  • It said, "'Quick get up.'and the chains fell off,"
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  • and the chains fell off,"Acts 12:8, "and then the angel
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  • Acts 12:8, "and then the angelsaid to him, 'Put on
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  • said to him, 'Put onyour clothes and sandals,'"
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  • your clothes and sandals,'"he has still not told him
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  • he has still not told himhis destination,
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  • his destination,but faith is getting dressed
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  • but faith is getting dressedeven when you don't know
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  • even when you don't knowwhere you're going.
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  • And Peter did so.
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  • And Peter did so.He got dressed
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  • He got dressedwith no destination.
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  • with no destination.Is this God?
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  • Is this God?I hope so.
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  • I hope so.No details.
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  • No details.Just obedience.
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  • Just obedience.Knock, knock.
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  • Knock, knock.Hey Peter, get up, get dressed.
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  • Hey Peter, get up, get dressed.You know how God knocks,
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  • You know how God knocks,just little things,
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  • just little things,and you know it's him,
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  • and you know it's him,you know it's him.
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  • you know it's him.Just little things.
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  • Just little things.The littlest thing can happen.
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  • The littlest thing can happen.Get up, get dressed,
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  • Get up, get dressed,put on your cloak and sandals.
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  • put on your cloak and sandals.To me it was - it was --
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  • To me it was - it was --this whole -- this whole --
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  • this whole -- this whole --this whole thing seems
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  • this whole thing seemslike very small.
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  • like very small.Like I don't mind getting out of
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  • Like I don't mind getting out ofhere in my underwear if we're
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  • here in my underwear if we'regetting out of prison.
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  • getting out of prison.Why am I getting dressed for it?
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  • Why am I getting dressed for it?But, but, that's -- that's us
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  • But, but, that's -- that's ustrying to make sense of things.
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  • trying to make sense of things.This is a different
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  • This is a differentkind of freedom.
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  • kind of freedom.This is not a freedom that can
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  • This is not a freedom that canbe achieved in your mind.
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  • be achieved in your mind."The angel said to him, 'Put on
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  • "The angel said to him, 'Put onyour clothes and sandals,'
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  • your clothes and sandals,'and Peter did so."
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  • and Peter did so."Just that simple.
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  • Just that simple."'Wrap your cloak around you
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  • "'Wrap your cloak around youand follow me,'
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  • and follow me,'the angel told him,"
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  • the angel told him,"and notice what Peter
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  • and notice what Peterdidn't ask.
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  • didn't ask.Where are we going?
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  • Where are we going?Just followed.
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  • Just followed.Just following grace,
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  • Just following grace,I'm just following mercy.
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  • I'm just following mercy.I'm just --
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  • I'm just --I'm just following,
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  • I'm just following,cooperating with God.
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  • cooperating with God.I'm getting my heart in harmony
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  • I'm getting my heart in harmonywith what he's doing
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  • with what he's doingin this season.
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  • in this season.I'm coming into agreement
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  • I'm coming into agreementand acceptance of the situation
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  • and acceptance of the situationthat he's placed me
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  • that he's placed mein step-by-step.
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  • in step-by-step.You know the thing
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  • You know the thingon your GPS where, you know,
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  • on your GPS where, you know,if you put it on,
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  • if you put it on,at least on mine,
  • 00:06:33.178 --> 00:06:35.380
  • at least on mine,I use Google Maps,
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  • I use Google Maps,looking for a sponsorship,
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  • looking for a sponsorship,where it just tells you
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  • where it just tells youthe next turn?
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  • the next turn?But then if you click on it
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  • But then if you click on itand you can set 'See Details,'
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  • and you can set 'See Details,'and that'll tell you every turn.
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  • and that'll tell you every turn.And for somebody like me,
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  • And for somebody like me,that has no sense of direction,
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  • that has no sense of direction,I never put on the details,
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  • I never put on the details,because it'll get me lost.
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  • because it'll get me lost.I can't think seven turns ahead.
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  • I can't think seven turns ahead.I just need to know
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  • We all like sheep.
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  • We all like sheep.have gone astray.
  • 00:07:01.873 --> 00:07:03.074
  • have gone astray.And so all Peter
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  • And so all Peterhas to do is the next thing.
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  • has to do is the next thing.That's all you have to do,
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  • Anything else is too much
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  • Anything else is too muchright now.
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  • right now.You don't have to be Peter
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  • You don't have to be some
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  • You don't have to be someimportant apostle
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  • important apostleto be in prison.
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  • to be in prison.Addiction is a prison.
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  • Addiction is a prison.Depression is a prison.
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  • Depression is a prison.You don't have to be Peter
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  • You don't have to be Peterto be in prison.
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  • to be in prison.Mind sets are a prison,
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  • Mind sets are a prison,rumination is a prison,
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  • rumination is a prison,trauma can be a prison.
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  • trauma can be a prison.Prison is --
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  • Prison is --isolation can be a prison.
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  • isolation can be a prison.Never really engaging in real
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  • Never really engaging in realrelationships can be a prison.
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  • relationships can be a prison.Hiding and concealing,
  • 00:07:49.955 --> 00:07:51.623
  • Hiding and concealing,it can be a prison.
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  • it can be a prison.But if you've been in prison
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  • But if you've been in prisonlately, all you need to do is,
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  • lately, all you need to do is,the next thing.
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  • the next thing.You can't predict the path
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  • You can't predict the pathof your freedom,
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  • of your freedom,you can only respond
  • 00:08:01.132 --> 00:08:02.133
  • you can only respondto the light that you have,
  • 00:08:02.133 --> 00:08:04.202
  • to the light that you have,that's shown in yourself.
  • 00:08:04.202 --> 00:08:05.337
  • that's shown in yourself.And so when Peter got up,
  • 00:08:05.337 --> 00:08:06.571
  • And so when Peter got up,this is a very profound moment
  • 00:08:06.571 --> 00:08:07.539
  • this is a very profound momentin Peter's life
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  • in Peter's lifeand he doesn't know it yet,
  • 00:08:08.540 --> 00:08:09.741
  • and he doesn't know it yet,for all he knows
  • 00:08:09.741 --> 00:08:11.676
  • for all he knowshe's just dreaming.
  • 00:08:11.676 --> 00:08:13.144
  • he's just dreaming.He doesn't even know yet --
  • 00:08:13.144 --> 00:08:14.679
  • He doesn't even know yet --read it in the passage with me.
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  • read it in the passage with me."Peter followed him out
  • 00:08:15.514 --> 00:08:16.248
  • "Peter followed him outof the prison,
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  • of the prison,but he had no idea
  • 00:08:18.617 --> 00:08:19.718
  • but he had no ideathat what the angel
  • 00:08:19.718 --> 00:08:23.321
  • that what the angelwas doing was really happening,
  • 00:08:23.321 --> 00:08:23.688
  • was doing was really happening,he thought
  • 00:08:23.688 --> 00:08:26.391
  • he thoughthe was seeing a vision."
  • 00:08:26.391 --> 00:08:27.492
  • he was seeing a vision."You know, most of the time
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  • You know, most of the timeyou don't even know
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  • you don't even knowthat it was God
  • 00:08:29.060 --> 00:08:32.631
  • that it was Goduntil after the fact.
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  • until after the fact.While you're in it,
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  • While you're in it,it feels so confusing
  • 00:08:35.534 --> 00:08:36.568
  • it feels so confusingand so uncertain
  • 00:08:36.568 --> 00:08:37.435
  • and so uncertainand you're like,
  • 00:08:37.435 --> 00:08:38.537
  • and you're like,"I don't even know!
  • 00:08:38.537 --> 00:08:39.137
  • "I don't even know!I don't know
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  • I don't knowwhat this is right now."
  • 00:08:40.071 --> 00:08:42.307
  • what this is right now."It is only after you have been
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  • It is only after you have beenthrough it that Romans 8:28
  • 00:08:44.242 --> 00:08:45.343
  • through it that Romans 8:28makes sense
  • 00:08:45.343 --> 00:08:46.745
  • makes senseand then you can say,
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  • and then you can say,"All things work together
  • 00:08:49.881 --> 00:08:51.483
  • "All things work togetherfor the good."
  • 00:08:51.483 --> 00:08:52.484
  • for the good."But it's hard to say that
  • 00:08:52.484 --> 00:08:54.352
  • But it's hard to say thatin the process of it,
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  • in the process of it,and Peter --
  • 00:08:54.719 --> 00:08:55.453
  • and Peter --Peter's, just going through
  • 00:08:55.453 --> 00:08:56.488
  • Peter's, just going throughthe motions,
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  • the motions,he's just worshiping,
  • 00:08:57.722 --> 00:08:58.490
  • he's just worshiping,he's just moving,
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  • he's just moving,he's just obeying,
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  • he's just obeying,he's just doing
  • 00:09:00.592 --> 00:09:02.227
  • he's just doingthe next practical thing.
  • 00:09:02.227 --> 00:09:03.428
  • the next practical thing.And then he --
  • 00:09:03.428 --> 00:09:06.698
  • And then he --then he kind of has this moment,
  • 00:09:06.698 --> 00:09:07.265
  • then he kind of has this moment,when "He passes,"
  • 00:09:07.265 --> 00:09:09.234
  • when "He passes,"Acts 12:10, "the first
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  • Acts 12:10, "the firstand second guards and came
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  • and second guards and cameto the iron gate
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  • to the iron gateleading to the city,"
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  • leading to the city,"and watch what happened
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  • and watch what happenedto the gate,
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  • to the gate,"It opened for them by itself."
  • 00:09:18.777 --> 00:09:19.878
  • "It opened for them by itself."You know, God will do for you
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  • Now, y'all aren't gonna clap
  • 00:09:26.351 --> 00:09:27.285
  • Now, y'all aren't gonna clapfor this one,
  • 00:09:27.285 --> 00:09:28.053
  • for this one,but he won't do for you
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  • So God opened
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  • So God openedthe gate for Peter,
  • 00:09:36.561 --> 00:09:38.096
  • the gate for Peter,but watch what Peter did.
  • 00:09:38.096 --> 00:09:40.932
  • but watch what Peter did.When they had walked through it.
  • 00:09:40.932 --> 00:09:44.169
  • When they had walked through it."They walked through it."
  • 00:09:44.169 --> 00:09:46.104
  • "They walked through it."Angel didn't carry Peter
  • 00:09:46.104 --> 00:09:46.638
  • Angel didn't carry Peterthrough the gate,
  • 00:09:46.638 --> 00:09:50.108
  • through the gate,piggyback style.
  • 00:09:50.108 --> 00:09:52.077
  • piggyback style.Peter's too big to be carried
  • 00:09:52.077 --> 00:09:54.012
  • Peter's too big to be carriedthrough the gate now.
  • 00:09:54.012 --> 00:09:56.881
  • through the gate now.You got to go through it.
  • 00:09:56.881 --> 00:09:58.316
  • You got to go through it.Do me a real, true, favor.
  • 00:09:58.316 --> 00:09:59.217
  • Do me a real, true, favor.Look at your neighbor
  • 00:09:59.217 --> 00:09:59.951
  • Look at your neighborwith eye contact say,
  • 00:09:59.951 --> 00:10:04.990
  • with eye contact say,"You got to go through it."
  • 00:10:04.990 --> 00:10:06.858
  • "You got to go through it."You know how many people,
  • 00:10:06.858 --> 00:10:07.325
  • You know how many people,that are listening
  • 00:10:07.325 --> 00:10:09.194
  • that are listeningto me preach right now,
  • 00:10:09.194 --> 00:10:11.262
  • to me preach right now,are standing and knocking
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  • The gate was open.
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  • The gate was open.You can stand there and knock
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  • You can stand there and knockall you want, but you got to go
  • 00:10:22.641 --> 00:10:25.577
  • all you want, but you got to gothrough it and every second
  • 00:10:25.577 --> 00:10:28.013
  • through it and every secondwe spend not going through it,
  • 00:10:28.013 --> 00:10:29.114
  • we spend not going through it,every second that we spend
  • 00:10:29.114 --> 00:10:31.516
  • every second that we spendwishing that it wasn't there,
  • 00:10:31.516 --> 00:10:32.550
  • wishing that it wasn't there,every second we spend waiting
  • 00:10:32.550 --> 00:10:33.952
  • every second we spend waitingfor something miraculous to
  • 00:10:33.952 --> 00:10:36.521
  • for something miraculous tohappen, it already happened.
  • 00:10:36.521 --> 00:10:38.390
  • happen, it already happened.It already happened.
  • 00:10:38.390 --> 00:10:39.257
  • It already happened.The worst thing that could
  • 00:10:39.257 --> 00:10:40.992
  • The worst thing that couldhappen, already happened
  • 00:10:40.992 --> 00:10:42.894
  • happen, already happenedon the cross.
  • 00:10:42.894 --> 00:10:44.562
  • on the cross.It was already transformed into
  • 00:10:44.562 --> 00:10:45.864
  • It was already transformed intoresurrection power
  • 00:10:45.864 --> 00:10:47.399
  • resurrection powerin your spirit.
  • 00:10:47.399 --> 00:10:49.067
  • in your spirit.So -- so it already happened.
  • 00:10:49.067 --> 00:10:51.102
  • So -- so it already happened.It's already open, but you've
  • 00:10:51.102 --> 00:10:53.638
  • It's already open, but you'vegot to go through it and when
  • 00:10:53.638 --> 00:10:55.173
  • got to go through it and whenyou go through it, that is the
  • 00:10:55.173 --> 00:10:57.342
  • you go through it, that is theproof that you trust God,
  • 00:10:57.342 --> 00:11:01.046
  • proof that you trust God,even while you're in it.
  • 00:11:01.046 --> 00:11:02.847
  • even while you're in it.That you stay in the fight,
  • 00:11:02.847 --> 00:11:04.716
  • That you stay in the fight,that you stay in the furnace,
  • 00:11:04.716 --> 00:11:06.317
  • that you stay in the furnace,and you still survive,
  • 00:11:06.317 --> 00:11:08.119
  • and you still survive,and he walked through the gate.
  • 00:11:08.119 --> 00:11:09.888
  • and he walked through the gate.Now the power of God did not
  • 00:11:09.888 --> 00:11:11.156
  • Now the power of God did notprevent the attack, but it
  • 00:11:11.156 --> 00:11:12.957
  • prevent the attack, but itprotected Peter within it, and
  • 00:11:12.957 --> 00:11:14.959
  • protected Peter within it, andit enabled him to go through it.
  • 00:11:14.959 --> 00:11:16.461
  • it enabled him to go through it.God is going to get
  • 00:11:16.461 --> 00:11:17.629
  • God is going to getme through this.
  • 00:11:17.629 --> 00:11:18.997
  • me through this.I don't know how,
  • 00:11:18.997 --> 00:11:20.298
  • I don't know how,I don't know when,
  • 00:11:20.298 --> 00:11:21.633
  • I don't know when,but God is going to
  • 00:11:21.633 --> 00:11:23.234
  • but God is going toget me through this.
  • 00:11:23.234 --> 00:11:24.569
  • get me through this.The gate is open.
  • 00:11:24.569 --> 00:11:25.737
  • The gate is open.The way is made.
  • 00:11:25.737 --> 00:11:27.338
  • The way is made.Faith has already provided for
  • 00:11:27.338 --> 00:11:34.479
  • Faith has already provided forme the grace that I need.
  • 00:11:34.479 --> 00:11:35.847
  • me the grace that I need."And when they had walked
  • 00:11:35.847 --> 00:11:37.916
  • "And when they had walkedthe length," Acts 12:10b,
  • 00:11:37.916 --> 00:11:38.750
  • the length," Acts 12:10b,"of one street,
  • 00:11:38.750 --> 00:11:41.219
  • "of one street,suddenly the angel left him."
  • 00:11:41.219 --> 00:11:42.187
  • suddenly the angel left him."And now he's got to figure out
  • 00:11:42.187 --> 00:11:44.122
  • And now he's got to figure outwhere to go
  • 00:11:44.122 --> 00:11:46.324
  • where to goand suddenly he wakes up.
  • 00:11:46.324 --> 00:11:48.126
  • and suddenly he wakes up.And he comes to this moment,
  • 00:11:48.126 --> 00:11:49.294
  • And he comes to this moment,that I believe we come to
  • 00:11:49.294 --> 00:11:52.197
  • that I believe we come tosometimes when, when God knocks
  • 00:11:52.197 --> 00:11:54.766
  • sometimes when, when God knockson our situation, or when the
  • 00:11:54.766 --> 00:11:55.834
  • on our situation, or when thewhen the enemy knocks to come
  • 00:11:55.834 --> 00:11:58.269
  • when the enemy knocks to comeget us, but God won't let him.
  • 00:11:58.269 --> 00:11:59.537
  • get us, but God won't let him.He comes to this realization,
  • 00:11:59.537 --> 00:12:04.042
  • He comes to this realization,he's like, "I gotta go."
  • 00:12:04.042 --> 00:12:08.046
  • he's like, "I gotta go."And I wonder what door he's
  • 00:12:08.046 --> 00:12:10.448
  • And I wonder what door he'sgonna knock on.
  • 00:12:10.448 --> 00:12:13.284
  • gonna knock on.See, it's really important that
  • 00:12:13.284 --> 00:12:14.452
  • See, it's really important thatyou know where to knock when
  • 00:12:14.452 --> 00:12:16.020
  • That's how some of us got our
  • 00:12:19.691 --> 00:12:20.992
  • That's how some of us got ourhearts broken and our minds
  • 00:12:20.992 --> 00:12:22.727
  • hearts broken and our mindsmessed up, because we knocked on
  • 00:12:22.727 --> 00:12:23.995
  • And you know what?
  • 00:12:27.699 --> 00:12:28.833
  • And you know what?What's really weird about it?
  • 00:12:28.833 --> 00:12:30.101
  • What's really weird about it?Sometimes, we run back to the
  • 00:12:30.101 --> 00:12:32.604
  • Sometimes, we run back to thesame door that disappointed
  • 00:12:32.604 --> 00:12:35.573
  • same door that disappointedus last time.
  • 00:12:35.573 --> 00:12:37.575
  • us last time.Knocking on it, as if
  • 00:12:37.575 --> 00:12:40.245
  • Knocking on it, as ifthere's anything inside.
  • 00:12:40.245 --> 00:12:41.412
  • there's anything inside.That, that's crazy.
  • 00:12:41.412 --> 00:12:43.281
  • That, that's crazy.And Christians will do this,
  • 00:12:43.281 --> 00:12:45.483
  • And Christians will do this,they'll pray the devil away
  • 00:12:45.483 --> 00:12:46.751
  • and he knocks on the door,
  • 00:12:48.386 --> 00:12:49.420
  • and he knocks on the door,leave it wide open for him
  • 00:12:49.420 --> 00:12:50.855
  • leave it wide open for himto come in and put out
  • 00:12:50.855 --> 00:12:51.656
  • to come in and put outa fruit basket
  • 00:12:51.656 --> 00:12:53.525
  • a fruit basketand welcome him as a guest
  • 00:12:53.525 --> 00:12:54.759
  • and welcome him as a guestwith a monogrammed towel,
  • 00:12:54.759 --> 00:12:55.527
  • with a monogrammed towel,just leaving yourself
  • 00:12:55.527 --> 00:12:57.028
  • just leaving yourselfwide open to everything.
  • 00:12:57.028 --> 00:12:58.630
  • wide open to everything.But when you run around knocking
  • 00:12:58.630 --> 00:12:59.898
  • But when you run around knockingon the wrong doors,
  • 00:12:59.898 --> 00:13:01.299
  • on the wrong doors,and the wrong people,
  • 00:13:01.299 --> 00:13:02.367
  • and the wrong people,and the wrong patterns,
  • 00:13:02.367 --> 00:13:03.401
  • and the wrong patterns,and you keep going back
  • 00:13:03.401 --> 00:13:04.936
  • and you keep going backto that place.
  • 00:13:04.936 --> 00:13:06.137
  • to that place.It's very important that you
  • 00:13:06.137 --> 00:13:07.372
  • It's very important that youknow where to knock.
  • 00:13:07.372 --> 00:13:09.574
  • know where to knock.And thank God that Peter knew
  • 00:13:09.574 --> 00:13:11.109
  • And thank God that Peter knewwhere to knock.
  • 00:13:11.109 --> 00:13:14.045
  • where to knock.See, he knew about John Marks,
  • 00:13:14.045 --> 00:13:15.780
  • See, he knew about John Marks,mother's house.
  • 00:13:15.780 --> 00:13:17.982
  • mother's house.Apparently, this was the same
  • 00:13:17.982 --> 00:13:19.984
  • Apparently, this was the sameplace that they had been
  • 00:13:19.984 --> 00:13:22.654
  • place that they had beenpraying for James.
  • 00:13:22.654 --> 00:13:23.955
  • praying for James.And he knew that if he would
  • 00:13:23.955 --> 00:13:26.791
  • And he knew that if he wouldknock on that door, there would
  • 00:13:26.791 --> 00:13:28.827
  • knock on that door, there wouldbe some praying people.
  • 00:13:28.827 --> 00:13:29.661
  • be some praying people.I want to say something to
  • 00:13:29.661 --> 00:13:30.461
  • I want to say something toeverybody who came to
  • 00:13:30.461 --> 00:13:31.129
  • everybody who came tochurch today, okay?
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  • church today, okay?I don't know what your life is
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  • I don't know what your life islike right now and I don't know
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  • like right now and I don't knowwhat you need God to do, but you
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  • what you need God to do, but youknocked on the right door today,
  • 00:13:37.068 --> 00:13:38.136
  • knocked on the right door today,because everything you need is
  • 00:13:38.136 --> 00:13:40.638
  • because everything you need isin the presence of God.
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  • in the presence of God.Come on, look at somebody and
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  • Come on, look at somebody andsay, "You knocked on the right
  • 00:13:42.607 --> 00:13:44.209
  • say, "You knocked on the rightdoor today."
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  • door today."God has got what you need.
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  • God has got what you need.The fridge is full.
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  • The fridge is full.The bed is made.
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  • The bed is made.There's a prayer
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  • There's a prayermeeting going on.
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  • meeting going on.There's a fire in the kitchen.
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  • There's a fire in the kitchen.So, watch this.
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  • So, watch this.I gotta show you something.
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  • I gotta show you something.Somebody say "Knock, knock."
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  • Somebody say "Knock, knock."Peter said, "Now I know,
  • 00:14:04.696 --> 00:14:05.530
  • Peter said, "Now I know,without a doubt
  • 00:14:05.530 --> 00:14:06.497
  • without a doubtit was the Lord
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  • it was the Lordcoming into my prison cell.
  • 00:14:08.333 --> 00:14:10.335
  • coming into my prison cell.It wasn't Herod's intention
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  • It wasn't Herod's intentionthat brought me here,
  • 00:14:11.169 --> 00:14:12.837
  • that brought me here,it was God's purpose.
  • 00:14:12.837 --> 00:14:14.572
  • it was God's purpose."The Lord sent his angel
  • 00:14:14.572 --> 00:14:15.640
  • "The Lord sent his angeland rescued me
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  • and rescued mefrom Herod's clutches
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  • from Herod's clutchesand from everything
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  • and from everythingthe Jewish people
  • 00:14:18.943 --> 00:14:20.211
  • the Jewish peoplewere anticipating."
  • 00:14:20.211 --> 00:14:21.246
  • were anticipating."You know what he was saying?
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  • You know what he was saying?Herod came knocking.
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  • Herod came knocking.He came to get me.
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  • He came to get me.It came to kill me,
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  • It came to kill me,but it couldn't have me.
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  • but it couldn't have me.That's how I know
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  • That's how I knowGod was with me,
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  • God was with me,because it came for me,
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  • because it came for me,but it couldn't kill me.
  • 00:14:31.689 --> 00:14:32.790
  • but it couldn't kill me.It came for me,
  • 00:14:32.790 --> 00:14:34.292
  • It came for me,but it couldn't take me out.
  • 00:14:34.292 --> 00:14:35.560
  • but it couldn't take me out.It came for me,
  • 00:14:35.560 --> 00:14:37.061
  • It came for me,but it couldn't have me and now
  • 00:14:37.061 --> 00:14:41.833
  • but it couldn't have me and nowI know that God was with me.
  • 00:14:41.833 --> 00:14:42.433
  • I know that God was with me."And when this had dawned
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  • "And when this had dawnedon him," Acts 12:12,
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  • on him," Acts 12:12,"he went to the house of Mary,
  • 00:14:45.837 --> 00:14:47.772
  • "he went to the house of Mary,the mother of John,
  • 00:14:47.772 --> 00:14:48.373
  • the mother of John,also called Mark,
  • 00:14:48.373 --> 00:14:49.040
  • also called Mark,where many people
  • 00:14:49.040 --> 00:14:51.910
  • where many peoplehad gathered and were praying."
  • 00:14:51.910 --> 00:14:52.610
  • had gathered and were praying."Isn't it amazing
  • 00:14:52.610 --> 00:14:55.013
  • Isn't it amazingthat they were still praying,
  • 00:14:55.013 --> 00:14:56.681
  • that they were still praying,still asking,
  • 00:14:56.681 --> 00:14:58.149
  • still asking,still seeking,
  • 00:14:58.149 --> 00:15:01.319
  • still seeking,still knocking?
  • 00:15:01.319 --> 00:15:03.821
  • still knocking?Because like really,
  • 00:15:03.821 --> 00:15:07.058
  • Because like really,I don't know if I would have.
  • 00:15:07.058 --> 00:15:08.059
  • I don't know if I would have.If I prayed for James
  • 00:15:08.059 --> 00:15:10.695
  • If I prayed for Jamesand they cut his head off,
  • 00:15:10.695 --> 00:15:11.696
  • and they cut his head off,I don't know if I would have
  • 00:15:11.696 --> 00:15:15.733
  • I don't know if I would havefaith to pray for Peter.
  • 00:15:15.733 --> 00:15:19.237
  • faith to pray for Peter.I think a lot of us
  • 00:15:19.237 --> 00:15:22.073
  • I think a lot of uspray for things,
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  • pray for things,or hope for things,
  • 00:15:24.242 --> 00:15:25.376
  • or hope for things,or secretly wish for things,
  • 00:15:25.376 --> 00:15:27.178
  • or secretly wish for things,that we really don't believe
  • 00:15:27.178 --> 00:15:30.448
  • that we really don't believecould even happen.
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  • could even happen.We sing things
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  • We sing thingsthat we no longer believe
  • 00:15:33.484 --> 00:15:35.453
  • that we no longer believereally happened.
  • 00:15:35.453 --> 00:15:37.188
  • really happened.We sing of freedom,
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  • We sing of freedom,but we've learned
  • 00:15:38.122 --> 00:15:38.890
  • but we've learneda long time ago
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  • a long time agoto stop dreaming about it.
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  • to stop dreaming about it.And, and Peter is out of prison.
  • 00:15:45.830 --> 00:15:47.665
  • And, and Peter is out of prison.But they don't know it yet.
  • 00:15:47.665 --> 00:15:49.801
  • But they don't know it yet.But they're still praying.
  • 00:15:49.801 --> 00:15:52.670
  • But they're still praying.Oh that takes faith, man.
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  • Oh that takes faith, man.It takes faith to pray for Peter
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  • It takes faith to pray for Peterwhen you just lost --
  • 00:15:55.940 --> 00:15:57.909
  • when you just lost --lost James.
  • 00:15:57.909 --> 00:15:59.677
  • lost James.It takes faith to believe
  • 00:15:59.677 --> 00:16:01.245
  • It takes faith to believein this situation,
  • 00:16:01.245 --> 00:16:02.880
  • in this situation,because you know,
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  • because you know,when you've seen him
  • 00:16:03.381 --> 00:16:04.082
  • when you've seen himmove the mountain
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  • move the mountainand you believe he
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  • and you believe hecan do it again,
  • 00:16:05.149 --> 00:16:06.884
  • can do it again,that's one thing.
  • 00:16:06.884 --> 00:16:07.452
  • that's one thing.But when that mountain's
  • 00:16:07.452 --> 00:16:08.519
  • But when that mountain'sstill there,
  • 00:16:08.519 --> 00:16:09.120
  • still there,and you got to pray
  • 00:16:09.120 --> 00:16:10.421
  • and you got to prayabout that one,
  • 00:16:10.421 --> 00:16:12.757
  • about that one,this is a difficult moment.
  • 00:16:12.757 --> 00:16:13.591
  • this is a difficult moment.And yet it didn't stop
  • 00:16:13.591 --> 00:16:14.359
  • And yet it didn't stoptheir prayer,
  • 00:16:14.359 --> 00:16:14.726
  • their prayer,it didn't stop
  • 00:16:14.726 --> 00:16:15.760
  • it didn't stoptheir persistence,
  • 00:16:15.760 --> 00:16:16.527
  • their persistence,it didn't stop.
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  • it didn't stop.So, so, so Peter shows up,
  • 00:16:18.529 --> 00:16:21.699
  • So, so, so Peter shows up,and they're still praying.
  • 00:16:21.699 --> 00:16:22.300
  • and they're still praying."And when he got there,"
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  • "And when he got there,"Acts 12:13,
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  • Acts 12:13,the Bible says, "Peter,"
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  • the Bible says, "Peter,"my knuckle is so sore, I might
  • 00:16:32.577 --> 00:16:36.914
  • my knuckle is so sore, I mighthave to ice it before the 11:30,
  • 00:16:36.914 --> 00:16:39.117
  • have to ice it before the 11:30,"Peter," well come on
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  • "Peter," well come onthis is Peter,
  • 00:16:39.684 --> 00:16:41.085
  • this is Peter,you all know Peter's loud.
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  • Peter, Peter's not knocking
  • 00:16:47.158 --> 00:16:47.892
  • Peter, Peter's not knockinglike Abby,
  • 00:16:47.892 --> 00:16:49.694
  • like Abby,Peter's banging on the door
  • 00:16:49.694 --> 00:16:50.128
  • Peter's banging on the door'cause they're still
  • 00:16:50.128 --> 00:16:51.162
  • 'cause they're stilllooking for him,
  • 00:16:51.162 --> 00:16:54.932
  • looking for him,he just broke out of prison.
  • 00:16:54.932 --> 00:16:56.000
  • he just broke out of prison.You knock different
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  • You knock differentwhen you're desperate.
  • 00:16:58.836 --> 00:17:00.004
  • when you're desperate.You pray different when you know
  • 00:17:00.004 --> 00:17:06.944
  • You pray different when you knowyou need God.
  • 00:17:06.944 --> 00:17:08.179
  • you need God."Peter knocked at the outer
  • 00:17:08.179 --> 00:17:09.080
  • "Peter knocked at the outerentrance and a servant girl
  • 00:17:09.080 --> 00:17:10.415
  • entrance and a servant girlnamed Rhoda came to
  • 00:17:10.415 --> 00:17:11.516
  • named Rhoda came toanswer the door."
  • 00:17:11.516 --> 00:17:12.383
  • answer the door."While they were praying for
  • 00:17:12.383 --> 00:17:16.454
  • While they were praying forPeter and he's at the door.
  • 00:17:16.454 --> 00:17:19.190
  • Peter and he's at the door.Their prayer request is standing
  • 00:17:19.190 --> 00:17:21.325
  • Their prayer request is standingin the form of an answer on the
  • 00:17:21.325 --> 00:17:24.028
  • in the form of an answer on theother side of the door.
  • 00:17:24.028 --> 00:17:25.129
  • other side of the door."And when," look at Acts 12:14,
  • 00:17:25.129 --> 00:17:25.897
  • "And when," look at Acts 12:14,:when she recognized
  • 00:17:25.897 --> 00:17:26.798
  • :when she recognizedPeter's voice,"
  • 00:17:26.798 --> 00:17:27.432
  • Peter's voice,"I think she
  • 00:17:27.432 --> 00:17:29.300
  • I think sherecognized his knock.
  • 00:17:29.300 --> 00:17:30.134
  • recognized his knock.Nobody knocking
  • 00:17:30.134 --> 00:17:31.769
  • Nobody knockingas loud as Peter.
  • 00:17:31.769 --> 00:17:33.004
  • as loud as Peter.Nobody knocks like Peter.
  • 00:17:33.004 --> 00:17:34.705
  • Nobody knocks like Peter.Nobody is persistent like Peter.
  • 00:17:34.705 --> 00:17:36.207
  • Nobody is persistent like Peter.Nobody makes it through denying
  • 00:17:36.207 --> 00:17:37.642
  • Nobody makes it through denyingthem three times and comes back
  • 00:17:37.642 --> 00:17:39.410
  • them three times and comes backto preach on Pentecost,
  • 00:17:39.410 --> 00:17:39.911
  • to preach on Pentecost,my failures
  • 00:17:39.911 --> 00:17:41.512
  • my failurestaught me persistence.
  • 00:17:41.512 --> 00:17:42.747
  • taught me persistence.Nobody knocks like Peter.
  • 00:17:42.747 --> 00:17:44.749
  • Nobody knocks like Peter.Nobody knocks like the one who
  • 00:17:44.749 --> 00:17:46.617
  • Nobody knocks like the one whoknows that even through my
  • 00:17:46.617 --> 00:17:47.952
  • knows that even through mymistakes, God is working
  • 00:17:47.952 --> 00:17:50.321
  • mistakes, God is workingmiracles in this moment.
  • 00:17:50.321 --> 00:17:53.724
  • miracles in this moment.Nobody knocks like Peter.
  • 00:17:53.724 --> 00:17:55.093
  • Nobody knocks like Peter."And when she recognized his
  • 00:17:55.093 --> 00:18:00.064
  • "And when she recognized hisvoice, she was so overjoyed that
  • 00:18:00.064 --> 00:18:05.136
  • voice, she was so overjoyed thatshe ran back without opening it
  • 00:18:05.136 --> 00:18:06.137
  • she ran back without opening itand told the people,
  • 00:18:06.137 --> 00:18:08.940
  • and told the people,"Peter is at the door."
  • 00:18:08.940 --> 00:18:10.808
  • "Peter is at the door."It's Peter y'all!
  • 00:18:10.808 --> 00:18:12.944
  • It's Peter y'all!Hey guys it's Peter.
  • 00:18:12.944 --> 00:18:13.945
  • Hey guys it's Peter.Hey guys, it's Peter,
  • 00:18:13.945 --> 00:18:14.712
  • Hey guys, it's Peter,wrote as a 14-year old,
  • 00:18:14.712 --> 00:18:15.780
  • wrote as a 14-year old,white girl in my mind.
  • 00:18:15.780 --> 00:18:17.715
  • white girl in my mind.Hey guys it's Peter!
  • 00:18:17.715 --> 00:18:19.450
  • Hey guys it's Peter![laughter]
  • 00:18:19.450 --> 00:18:20.518
  • [laughter]And watch what they say,
  • 00:18:20.518 --> 00:18:22.587
  • And watch what they say,"You're out of your mind."
  • 00:18:22.587 --> 00:18:24.555
  • "You're out of your mind."Well, that's a compliment,
  • 00:18:24.555 --> 00:18:25.156
  • Well, that's a compliment,because my mind
  • 00:18:25.156 --> 00:18:27.859
  • because my mindhas been my prison all along.
  • 00:18:27.859 --> 00:18:29.694
  • has been my prison all along.[applause]
  • 00:18:29.694 --> 00:18:31.295
  • [applause]That's what I've been trying
  • 00:18:31.295 --> 00:18:33.731
  • That's what I've been tryingto get, is out of my mind.
  • 00:18:33.731 --> 00:18:34.165
  • to get, is out of my mind.That's what's
  • 00:18:34.165 --> 00:18:35.766
  • That's what'smaking me miserable,
  • 00:18:35.766 --> 00:18:36.534
  • making me miserable,being in my mind
  • 00:18:36.534 --> 00:18:37.869
  • being in my mindand my thoughts,
  • 00:18:37.869 --> 00:18:39.437
  • and my thoughts,"For His thoughts
  • 00:18:39.437 --> 00:18:41.506
  • "For His thoughtsare higher than my thoughts
  • 00:18:41.506 --> 00:18:42.974
  • are higher than my thoughtsand His ways
  • 00:18:42.974 --> 00:18:46.110
  • and His waysare higher than my ways."
  • 00:18:46.110 --> 00:18:51.082
  • I'm outta my mind.
  • 00:18:55.920 --> 00:18:58.089
  • I'm outta my mind."Rhoda said, 'No, no.'
  • 00:18:58.089 --> 00:19:01.726
  • "Rhoda said, 'No, no.'She kept insisting
  • 00:19:01.726 --> 00:19:03.628
  • She kept insistingthat it was so,
  • 00:19:03.628 --> 00:19:04.362
  • that it was so,and they said,"
  • 00:19:04.362 --> 00:19:06.130
  • and they said,"watch how much faith they had,
  • 00:19:06.130 --> 00:19:10.134
  • watch how much faith they had,"'It must be his angel.'"
  • 00:19:10.134 --> 00:19:11.802
  • "'It must be his angel.'"It was easier for them
  • 00:19:11.802 --> 00:19:14.138
  • It was easier for themto believe that Peter died
  • 00:19:14.138 --> 00:19:15.940
  • to believe that Peter diedand his angel came to the door,
  • 00:19:15.940 --> 00:19:18.342
  • Sometimes it is easier
  • 00:19:20.811 --> 00:19:22.380
  • Sometimes it is easierfor you to believe
  • 00:19:22.380 --> 00:19:24.916
  • for you to believethat you are worthless,
  • 00:19:24.916 --> 00:19:26.050
  • that you are worthless,it is easier for you
  • 00:19:26.050 --> 00:19:29.120
  • it is easier for youto believe that it's over,
  • 00:19:29.120 --> 00:19:30.354
  • to believe that it's over,than it is for you to believe
  • 00:19:30.354 --> 00:19:31.722
  • than it is for you to believethat dry bones can live again
  • 00:19:31.722 --> 00:19:36.460
  • that dry bones can live againat the Word of the Lord.
  • 00:19:36.460 --> 00:19:39.597
  • at the Word of the Lord.[applause]
  • 00:19:39.597 --> 00:19:48.406
  • [applause]"But Peter kept on knocking,"
  • 00:19:48.406 --> 00:19:50.041
  • "But Peter kept on knocking,"and I hear God saying
  • 00:19:50.041 --> 00:19:52.243
  • and I hear God sayingto somebody today,
  • 00:19:52.243 --> 00:19:55.112
  • you're at the right door."
  • 00:20:00.484 --> 00:20:01.452
  • you're at the right door."Don't stop knocking,
  • 00:20:01.452 --> 00:20:04.155
  • Don't stop knocking,just because Rhoda ran back
  • 00:20:04.155 --> 00:20:07.725
  • just because Rhoda ran backand the people didn't believe.
  • 00:20:07.725 --> 00:20:11.162
  • and the people didn't believe.God can use even the imperfect
  • 00:20:11.162 --> 00:20:14.265
  • God can use even the imperfectfaith of a hurting church,
  • 00:20:14.265 --> 00:20:17.935
  • faith of a hurting church,to break Peter out of prison.
  • 00:20:17.935 --> 00:20:23.708
  • if you keep knocking,
  • 00:20:25.543 --> 00:20:26.244
  • if you keep knocking,keep asking, yeah,
  • 00:20:26.244 --> 00:20:27.011
  • keep asking, yeah,I know you don't have
  • 00:20:27.011 --> 00:20:28.312
  • I know you don't havethe answers yet,
  • 00:20:28.312 --> 00:20:28.813
  • the answers yet,but now you're learning
  • 00:20:28.813 --> 00:20:31.716
  • but now you're learningthe questions.
  • 00:20:31.716 --> 00:20:34.352
  • the questions.If you keep seeking,
  • 00:20:34.352 --> 00:20:36.988
  • If you keep seeking,and if you keep knocking,
  • 00:20:36.988 --> 00:20:39.290
  • and if you keep knocking,I declare in the name of Jesus,
  • 00:20:39.290 --> 00:20:43.527
  • I declare in the name of Jesus,Peter is at the door.
  • 00:20:43.527 --> 00:20:44.562
  • Peter is at the door.Peter is at the door.
  • 00:20:44.562 --> 00:20:47.298
  • And the only way for you
  • 00:20:50.935 --> 00:20:53.104
  • And the only way for youto find out is to open it.
  • 00:20:53.104 --> 00:20:56.173
  • to find out is to open it.But when, when James died,
  • 00:20:56.173 --> 00:20:57.241
  • In this season of your life,
  • 00:21:01.746 --> 00:21:03.914
  • In this season of your life,I believe Revelation 3:20,
  • 00:21:03.914 --> 00:21:06.017
  • I believe Revelation 3:20,"That Jesus stands
  • 00:21:06.017 --> 00:21:09.553
  • "That Jesus standsat the door and knocks."
  • 00:21:09.553 --> 00:21:10.454
  • at the door and knocks."I would like to think
  • 00:21:10.454 --> 00:21:11.989
  • I would like to thinkthat today,
  • 00:21:11.989 --> 00:21:13.624
  • that today,somewhere in this building,
  • 00:21:13.624 --> 00:21:15.559
  • somewhere in this building,online, at one
  • 00:21:15.559 --> 00:21:17.461
  • online, at oneof our locations that meet,
  • 00:21:17.461 --> 00:21:18.696
  • of our locations that meet,all across this nation,
  • 00:21:18.696 --> 00:21:20.831
  • all across this nation,I have to believe that God
  • 00:21:20.831 --> 00:21:23.501
  • I have to believe that Godis knocking on the door
  • 00:21:23.501 --> 00:21:25.936
  • is knocking on the doorof someone's faith,
  • 00:21:25.936 --> 00:21:26.570
  • of someone's faith,to believe again
  • 00:21:26.570 --> 00:21:27.672
  • to believe againin an area of your life
  • 00:21:27.672 --> 00:21:29.240
  • in an area of your lifewhere it has been easier for you
  • 00:21:29.240 --> 00:21:31.776
  • where it has been easier for youto just lock the door.
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  • to just lock the door.And you've just been
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  • And you've just beengoing through motions,
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  • going through motions,just kind of holding
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  • just kind of holdingto the facade of your faith,
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  • to the facade of your faith,but I sense that
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  • but I sense thatthe Spirit of the Lord,
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  • the Spirit of the Lord,knock, knock.
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  • knock, knock.Who's there?
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  • Rhoda said, "Boo who?"
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  • Rhoda said, "Boo who?"Peter said, "Don't cry.
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  • Peter said, "Don't cry.I'm alive."
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  • I'm alive."[laughter]
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  • [laughter]Open the door in this moment.
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  • Open the door in this moment.Yeah, it's hard
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  • Yeah, it's hardto trust people again
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  • to trust people againwhen people have let you down.
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  • when people have let you down.But what are you going to do?
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  • But what are you going to do?Stay in there and die
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  • Stay in there and dieand just pretend like you're --
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  • and just pretend like you're --like you're living
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  • like you're livingand really on the inside -
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  • and really on the inside -No, "I stand at the door
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  • No, "I stand at the doorand knock and if you will open
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  • and knock and if you will openthe door to me,"
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  • the door to me,"Jesus said, "I will sit down
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  • Jesus said, "I will sit downand I will eat with you
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  • and I will eat with youand I have prepared a table
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  • and I have prepared a tablefor you in the presence
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  • for you in the presenceof your enemies,
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  • of your enemies,and I am your shepherd,
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  • and I am your shepherd,and I am your angel,
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  • and I am your angel,and I am your light,
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  • and I am your light,and I am your defender,
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  • and I am your defender,and I am your hope,
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  • and I am your hope,and I am your promise,
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  • and I am your promise,and upon this rock,
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  • and upon this rock,I will build my church
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  • I will build my churchand the gates of hell
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  • and the gates of hellwill not prevail against it,
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  • will not prevail against it,for I am Alpha and Omega,
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  • for I am Alpha and Omega,the beginning in the end,
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  • the beginning in the end,the first and the last.
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  • the first and the last.I died and I lived."
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  • 'Cause guess what church?
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  • 'Cause guess what church?At the end of Acts chapter 12
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  • At the end of Acts chapter 12Peter wasn't dead,
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  • Peter wasn't dead,Herod was.
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  • Herod was.[cheering]
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  • [cheering]'Cause let me tell you why.
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  • 'Cause let me tell you why.The only reason that God allowed
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  • The only reason that God allowedthe trial was to free you
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  • the trial was to free youfrom what was holding
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  • from what was holdingyou captive.
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  • you captive.God is a mighty warrior!
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  • When God knocks,
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  • When God knocks,he keeps knocking.
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  • he keeps knocking.He doesn't give up on people.
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  • He doesn't give up on people.God doesn't knock one time,
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  • God doesn't knock one time,two times, you failed.
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  • two times, you failed.That's all right.
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  • That's all right.He's still knocking.
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  • He's still knocking.If your heart is still beating,
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  • If your heart is still beating,God is still knocking.
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  • God is still knocking.He is not going to let you go
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  • He is not going to let you gountil he accomplishes his
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  • - Hey, it really is
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  • - Hey, it really isa privilege
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  • a privilegeto share God's Word with you.
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  • to share God's Word with you.Thank you for joining me.
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  • Thank you for joining me.But, each week we just have
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  • But, each week we just havea little bit of time together,
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  • a little bit of time together,and, I'd love to take
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  • and, I'd love to takethe conversation beyond
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  • the conversation beyondjust a TV program.
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  • just a TV program.So, if you wanna go deeper,
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  • So, if you wanna go deeper,if you wanna connect
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  • you can call or go online,
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  • you can call or go online,right now, and request
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  • from today's message.We'll make them available to you
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  • We'll make them available to youwith your gift of any amount
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  • with your gift of any amountto the ministry.
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  • to the ministry.But, I wanna tell you about
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  • But, I wanna tell you aboutsomething else, too.
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  • we broadcast a message
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  • we broadcast a messagefrom Elevation Church;
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  • from Elevation Church;the church where I pastor.
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  • the church where I pastor.And so, you can tune in,
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  • And so, you can tune in,worship with us,
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  • hear a message,experience the ministry,
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  • experience the ministry,live, as it happens.
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  • live, as it happens.And, what's even better,
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  • from all over the world;we call it "E-Fam".
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  • we call it "E-Fam".'E', like Elevation,
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  • 'E', like Elevation,'E', like extended --
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  • 'E', like extended --it means a lotta
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  • it means a lottadifferent things.
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  • different things.But, it's just our way,
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  • But, it's just our way,to connect with you
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  • to connect with youbeyond this broadcast.
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  • this weekend.And, you can go online:
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  • - It's wise to choose
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  • - It's wise to chooseyour battles when you can,
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  • your battles when you can,but what do you do
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  • but what do you dowhen your battle chooses you?
  • 00:25:10.694 --> 00:25:11.529
  • when your battle chooses you?This is what
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  • This is whatthe Lord says to you,
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  • the Lord says to you,“Don't be afraid,
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  • “Don't be afraid,don't be discouraged,
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  • don't be discouraged,don't back down;
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  • don't back down;if you fight it,
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  • if you fight it,you're gonna lose it.”
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  • you're gonna lose it.”You can't fight it;
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  • You can't fight it;give it back.
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  • give it back.You can't figure it out;
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  • You can't figure it out;give it back.
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  • give it back.How d'you give it back?
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  • How d'you give it back?That's a focus.
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  • That's a focus.That's looking beyond
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  • That's looking beyondwhat's coming against you,
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  • what's coming against you,and looking toward
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  • and looking towardwhat is within you,
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  • what is within you,to know that greater is He
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  • to know that greater is Hethat is in me,
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  • that is in me,than he that is in the world,
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  • than he that is in the world,and God wants His battle back.
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  • and God wants His battle back.I want you to get in position;
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  • I want you to get in position;not so that you can fight,
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  • not so that you can fight,not so that you can struggle,
  • 00:25:43.894 --> 00:25:46.297
  • not so that you can struggle,but so that you can see
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  • but so that you can seethe deliverance.
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  • the deliverance.God is fighting for worshippers,
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  • God is fighting for worshippers,God is fighting for praisers,
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  • God is fighting for praisers,God is fighting for His people;
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  • God is fighting for His people;God is fighting for you,
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  • God is fighting for you,because somebody
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  • because somebodyhas been wondering,
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  • has been wondering,“Is God using me?
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  • “Is God using me?Is this even worth it?”,
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  • Is this even worth it?”,but there's something
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  • but there's somethingabout that,
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  • about that,that should let you know
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  • that should let you knowthat if the devil showed up
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  • that if the devil showed upin the first place,
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  • in the first place,there must be
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  • there must besomething important.
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  • something important.You're His friend;
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  • You're His friend;you get His help,
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  • you get His help,you get His strength,
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  • you get His strength,you get His miracles,
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  • you get His miracles,you get His wisdom,
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  • you get His wisdom,you get His provision,
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  • you get His provision,you get His angels.
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  • you get His angels.What do you do
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  • What do you dowhen the battle chooses you?
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  • - ANNOUNCER: We all face
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  • battles in situations
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  • that feel like
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  • they're too much to manage.
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  • Get your copy, today,
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  • of “When the Battle
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  • Chooses You”,
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  • and give your battle
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  • - ♪ Pour it out ♪
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  • ♪ Let Your love run over ♪
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  • ♪ Here and now ♪
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  • ♪ Let Your glory ♪
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  • ♪ Fill this house ♪
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  • ♪ Pour it out ♪
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  • ♪ Let Your love run over ♪
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  • ♪ Here and now ♪
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  • ♪ Let Your glory ♪
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  • ♪ Now the world awaits ♪
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  • ♪ And this power ♪
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  • ♪ We will rise ♪
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  • ♪ To be Your witness ♪
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  • ♪ Spirit come ♪
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