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The One Thing You Can't Win Without Part 3

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  • - We're going to face
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  • the thing we fear.
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  • We're going to face what's
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  • blocking our way, we're not
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  • going to live in denial,
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  • we're not going to live
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  • in hiding.
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  • You can win without people.
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  • You can win without provision.
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  • You can even win
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  • without direction.
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  • But you cannot win
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  • without willpower.
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  • I will bless the Lord
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  • at all times.
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  • His praise will continually
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  • be in my mouth.
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  • This is the day
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  • the Lord has made.
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  • - I want to start this
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  • message with an announcement --
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  • I'm going to look into
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  • the camera and say it,
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  • because I want to declare it
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  • to whoever may be watching.
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  • God wants you to win,
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  • and I want you to tell the Devil
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  • this when he tries to convince
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  • you that you don't have
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  • what it takes,
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  • and you're not enough,
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  • and you'll never be enough.
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  • I want to announce to you,
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  • you can win with
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  • what you've got.
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  • Once you realize that you
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  • have everything you need
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  • for life and godliness,
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  • through his divine power,
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  • you can look in the Devil's face
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  • and tell him, "Whatever I don't
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  • have, God left out on purpose.
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  • I can win with what I've got."
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  • And I want you to know, also,
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  • you can win with who you have.
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  • You're going to have some
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  • people in your life that are
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  • going to walk away.
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  • And don't always assume that
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  • they're haters.
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  • Their part in the story may
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  • be over.
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  • Just realize that your life
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  • is not contingent upon anyone
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  • who leaves it.
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  • And you can win.
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  • Touch somebody, say,
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  • "You can win."
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  • - Congregation: You can win.
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  • - From where you are.
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  • - Congregation: From where
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  • you are.
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  • - From where you are.
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  • Preached this passage
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  • at Crossroads one time
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  • at summer camp Clayton.
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  • I was so nervous, man,
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  • it was -- at that time, I think
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  • that was the second biggest
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  • crowd I've preached to.
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  • And when I got up on stage,
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  • I preached about Jonathon
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  • and a guy named Matt came up
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  • to me afterwards.
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  • He said, "That was pretty
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  • good on the sermon,
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  • but next time you preach it" --
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  • nothing better than people
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  • giving you advice right
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  • after you preach.
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  • You wouldn't do that,
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  • would you Jolynn?
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  • But he meant well, he said,
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  • "You told us about the victory,
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  • but I wish you would've talked
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  • a bit more about those cliffs."
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  • The cliffs.
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  • Have you ever wished that
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  • somebody would've prepared you
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  • more for the passages?
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  • Like you wish you would've
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  • had a dad, maybe, who sat
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  • you down and said,
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  • "Let me tell you what it's
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  • really like to come home
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  • and raise a family.
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  • Let me tell you what it's
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  • really like to fight
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  • sexual temptation."
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  • You ever wish you had
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  • somebody who prepared you
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  • a little better for the path?
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  • Let me tell you what it's really
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  • like to get up at 6:30 and
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  • go to a job where you're not
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  • appreciated, and then come
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  • back home to people who
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  • don't appreciate you like
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  • they should sometimes either.
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  • Let me tell you what
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  • the passages are like.
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  • I love the word of God
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  • because it does take time
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  • to describe the passages.
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  • In fact, there is more time
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  • devoted to describing what
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  • Jonathon went through to get
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  • to the victory, than there
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  • are verses to describe what
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  • the victory looked like.
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  • There's one verse devoted
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  • to the victory,
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  • and there's almost an entire
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  • chapter devoted to the passage,
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  • to the climb.
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  • I hear you, Miley.
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  • It's the climb.
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  • It's the climb.
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  • Touch somebody, say,
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  • "It's the climb."
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  • - Congregation: It's the climb.
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  • - And verse four tells me
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  • that on each side of the paths
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  • that Jonathon intended to cross
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  • was a cliff.
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  • On each side was a cliff,
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  • and the Bible even gets
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  • so specific as to tell me
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  • the names of the cliff.
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  • It says, in Hebrew,
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  • one was called Bozez
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  • and the other Seneh.
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  • Everybody, say, "Seneh."
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  • - Congregation: Seneh.
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  • - Ask your neighbor,
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  • "What does that mean?"
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  • - Congregation: What does
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  • that mean?
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  • - All right.
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  • Seneh means "thorny."
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  • Bozez means "the gleaming one,"
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  • or "the slippery one."
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  • So on one side of victory
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  • to get there is a thorny climb.
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  • And perhaps this represents
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  • the pain of progress
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  • that nobody tells you about.
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  • I said that nobody
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  • tells you about.
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  • They fail to tell you the cost
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  • of the climb, even in preaching.
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  • If you'd like to receive
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  • Jesus Christ as your Lord
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  • and Savior, raise your hand.
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  • But salvation is free
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  • and the climb is costly.
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  • I said the climb will cost you.
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  • So, if Jonathon goes up this way
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  • to get there, if he climbs
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  • and crosses over this way,
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  • it's going to hurt every time
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  • his hand reaches higher.
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  • It's going to hurt every time
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  • I try to love
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  • like Christ loved,
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  • it's gonna hurt every time
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  • I have to step out and
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  • be uncomfortable, and confess
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  • my sin, and humble myself.
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  • It's going to hurt.
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  • But on this side is slippery,
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  • it's a slippery slope.
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  • Because now, on this side,
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  • if this side represents
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  • the thorny pain of progress,
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  • this side represents
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  • the fear of failure.
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  • Because it's slippery.
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  • I'm doing what Matt told me
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  • back at Crossroads.
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  • I'm talking a little bit more
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  • about the climb.
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  • I want to, as a preacher,
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  • talk a little bit more
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  • about the climb.
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  • You said you wanted victory,
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  • you said you wanted
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  • breakthrough, you said you
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  • wanted to cross over,
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  • you said you wanted to grow
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  • in your faith.
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  • You said you wanted to be
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  • a more patient mom, you said
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  • you wanted success, you said
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  • you wanted to influence --
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  • it's slippery.
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  • And with every new height
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  • you ascend, you've got
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  • farther to fall.
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  • And it's slippery to climb.
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  • And that didn't stop Jonathon.
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  • He climbed up -- the Bible says
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  • that he climbed up using
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  • his hands and feet.
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  • Eugene Peterson in the message
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  • translates it to mean
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  • that he climbed up like
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  • a dog on all fours,
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  • willing to go at it
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  • in an undignified way.
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  • Willing to be exposed,
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  • willing to be vulnerable,
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  • willing to say no matter
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  • what it cost,
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  • I'm committed to the climb.
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  • See, you can win
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  • without supplies.
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  • They didn't have many weapons.
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  • You can win without support,
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  • with people melting away
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  • on every side.
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  • You can win, you can even
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  • win in a bad situation,
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  • a slippery, thorny place.
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  • You can win coming out
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  • of dysfunctional homes.
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  • You can win without
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  • a high school diploma.
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  • You can win without
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  • a big bank account.
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  • It's not the situation.
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  • It's not the support.
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  • It's not even the supply.
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  • But there is one thing
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  • that you can't win without,
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  • only one.
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  • And Saul was in defeat
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  • because he had the appearance
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  • of it, and Jonathon experienced
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  • victory because he charged
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  • into the reality of it.
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  • Would you like to know
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  • what it is?
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  • - Congregation: Yes.
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  • - I feel like I'm giving you
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  • a riddle on a Cracker Barrel,
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  • or something like that.
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  • Would you like to know what
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  • it is, the one thing you
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  • can't win without?
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  • And this might surprise you,
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  • because I know all the Sunday
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  • school children are thinking
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  • right now Jesus.
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  • You can't win without Jesus.
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  • Sure you can.
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  • People win without Jesus
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  • all the time, alright?
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  • They win without Jesus --
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  • not everything goes back
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  • into the box at the end
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  • of the game, so did
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  • they really win?
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  • But people win without Jesus
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  • all the time.
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  • I'm more specific than that.
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  • What can't you win without?
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  • Saul was staying on
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  • the outskirts of Gibeah
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  • under pomegranate trees
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  • in Migron, with him were about
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  • 600 men who among whom was a
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  • hijab who was wearing an ephod,
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  • okay?
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  • Clue number one.
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  • The ephod had two stones
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  • called euromenthium that were
  • 00:08:44.120 --> 00:08:47.060
  • used to discern
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  • the will of God.
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  • God, should I go into battle?
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  • Should I not?
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  • So Saul is sitting with
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  • the vestment that represents
  • 00:08:54.110 --> 00:08:56.140
  • the will of God.
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  • Do you know how many people
  • 00:08:58.180 --> 00:08:59.150
  • hide behind the will of God
  • 00:08:59.150 --> 00:09:01.140
  • as an excuse for their
  • 00:09:01.140 --> 00:09:02.260
  • inactivity and laziness?
  • 00:09:05.290 --> 00:09:08.290
  • Just waiting on God to give me
  • 00:09:08.290 --> 00:09:11.080
  • a new job -- so that gives you
  • 00:09:11.080 --> 00:09:13.170
  • an excuse to not show up
  • 00:09:13.170 --> 00:09:14.140
  • and give it your all at the one
  • 00:09:14.140 --> 00:09:15.230
  • you have now?
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  • Only in the bold am I getting
  • 00:09:20.070 --> 00:09:21.030
  • any love.
  • 00:09:21.030 --> 00:09:22.040
  • I need you to know the rest
  • 00:09:22.040 --> 00:09:23.000
  • of the room have gone
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  • completely radio silent.
  • 00:09:25.120 --> 00:09:28.120
  • Hiding behind the will of God.
  • 00:09:28.120 --> 00:09:31.030
  • Hiding behind the will of God.
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  • That was Ichabod's nephew.
  • 00:09:33.280 --> 00:09:36.280
  • Ichabod means "glory gone."
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  • Glory gone, or the glory
  • 00:09:40.170 --> 00:09:42.040
  • has departed.
  • 00:09:42.040 --> 00:09:44.100
  • This is the old priestly line
  • 00:09:44.100 --> 00:09:46.100
  • descended from Eli.
  • 00:09:46.100 --> 00:09:47.290
  • Eli was so passive he let
  • 00:09:47.290 --> 00:09:49.260
  • his sons Hophni and Phineas
  • 00:09:49.260 --> 00:09:51.160
  • run the house of God
  • 00:09:51.160 --> 00:09:53.090
  • without a perspective
  • 00:09:53.090 --> 00:09:54.130
  • for the people's well-being.
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  • Passive.
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  • Passive.
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  • All the passive people
  • 00:09:59.070 --> 00:10:00.120
  • were under the pomegranate tree.
  • 00:10:00.120 --> 00:10:02.010
  • The pomegranate
  • 00:10:02.010 --> 00:10:03.150
  • represents luxury.
  • 00:10:03.150 --> 00:10:04.210
  • The pomegranate is business
  • 00:10:04.210 --> 00:10:06.040
  • as usual, business as usual
  • 00:10:06.040 --> 00:10:08.040
  • in a time of war.
  • 00:10:09.020 --> 00:10:12.020
  • Hiding behind the ephod.
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  • Hiding behind the will of God,
  • 00:10:14.160 --> 00:10:16.250
  • saying I'm just waiting on God
  • 00:10:16.250 --> 00:10:18.090
  • to bring my husband back.
  • 00:10:18.090 --> 00:10:19.230
  • I'm just waiting on God
  • 00:10:19.230 --> 00:10:20.220
  • to bring my children back.
  • 00:10:20.220 --> 00:10:22.010
  • I'm just waiting on God
  • 00:10:22.010 --> 00:10:23.140
  • to give me an opportunity.
  • 00:10:23.140 --> 00:10:24.270
  • I'm just waiting on God
  • 00:10:24.270 --> 00:10:26.100
  • to show me where to serve,
  • 00:10:26.100 --> 00:10:27.200
  • but Jonathon -- Jonathon knew
  • 00:10:27.200 --> 00:10:29.290
  • what he needed to win was not
  • 00:10:31.050 --> 00:10:34.050
  • the appearance of the will
  • 00:10:34.050 --> 00:10:35.010
  • of God, but to activate
  • 00:10:35.110 --> 00:10:38.110
  • the will of God.
  • 00:10:38.110 --> 00:10:40.290
  • And I love that in verse eight,
  • 00:10:40.290 --> 00:10:42.240
  • can I preach this home?
  • 00:10:42.240 --> 00:10:44.150
  • I'm almost there,
  • 00:10:44.150 --> 00:10:45.090
  • can I preach this home?
  • 00:10:45.090 --> 00:10:46.170
  • Are you still with me?
  • 00:10:46.170 --> 00:10:47.190
  • Can I preach this home?
  • 00:10:47.190 --> 00:10:48.210
  • Jonathon said, "Come on, then.
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  • Come on, then.
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  • If you're with me,
  • 00:10:52.160 --> 00:10:53.160
  • you're with me.
  • 00:10:53.160 --> 00:10:54.080
  • If you're not, you're not.
  • 00:10:54.080 --> 00:10:55.150
  • But I have to take what I have,
  • 00:10:55.150 --> 00:10:57.120
  • who I have and start
  • 00:10:57.120 --> 00:10:58.270
  • where I am.
  • 00:10:58.270 --> 00:10:59.230
  • Come on, then.
  • 00:10:59.230 --> 00:11:01.290
  • We will cross over toward them
  • 00:11:01.290 --> 00:11:03.250
  • and let them see us."
  • 00:11:03.250 --> 00:11:04.250
  • In other words, we are going
  • 00:11:04.250 --> 00:11:06.010
  • to face the thing that we fear.
  • 00:11:06.010 --> 00:11:08.150
  • We're going to face
  • 00:11:08.150 --> 00:11:09.210
  • the thing we fear.
  • 00:11:09.210 --> 00:11:10.280
  • We're going to face
  • 00:11:10.280 --> 00:11:11.250
  • the thing we fear.
  • 00:11:11.250 --> 00:11:12.200
  • We're going to face what's
  • 00:11:12.200 --> 00:11:13.230
  • blocking our way, we aren't
  • 00:11:13.230 --> 00:11:15.060
  • going to live in denial,
  • 00:11:15.060 --> 00:11:16.270
  • we're not going to live
  • 00:11:16.270 --> 00:11:17.210
  • in hiding.
  • 00:11:17.210 --> 00:11:18.100
  • We're coming out of hiding
  • 00:11:18.100 --> 00:11:19.060
  • and facing the thing
  • 00:11:19.060 --> 00:11:20.230
  • that we fear.
  • 00:11:20.230 --> 00:11:21.210
  • And if they say to us wait there
  • 00:11:21.210 --> 00:11:23.110
  • until we come to you,
  • 00:11:23.110 --> 00:11:24.220
  • we will stay where we are
  • 00:11:24.220 --> 00:11:26.030
  • and not go to them.
  • 00:11:26.030 --> 00:11:27.030
  • But if we just get even one
  • 00:11:27.030 --> 00:11:29.090
  • little word that gives
  • 00:11:29.090 --> 00:11:31.000
  • an indication that God is with
  • 00:11:31.000 --> 00:11:33.060
  • us in this battle, we will --
  • 00:11:33.060 --> 00:11:35.060
  • everybody shout, "We will."
  • 00:11:35.060 --> 00:11:36.250
  • - Congregation: We will.
  • 00:11:36.250 --> 00:11:38.020
  • - We will climb up, because
  • 00:11:38.020 --> 00:11:39.210
  • that will be our sign
  • 00:11:39.210 --> 00:11:41.190
  • that the Lord has given them
  • 00:11:41.190 --> 00:11:43.110
  • into our hands.
  • 00:11:43.110 --> 00:11:44.290
  • You can win without people.
  • 00:11:44.290 --> 00:11:46.270
  • You can win without provision.
  • 00:11:46.270 --> 00:11:48.240
  • You can even win without
  • 00:11:48.240 --> 00:11:50.130
  • direction, but you cannot
  • 00:11:50.130 --> 00:11:52.120
  • win without willpower.
  • 00:11:52.260 --> 00:11:55.260
  • You need some willpower
  • 00:11:55.260 --> 00:11:58.000
  • in your life.
  • 00:11:58.000 --> 00:11:59.040
  • You need to get your will back.
  • 00:11:59.040 --> 00:12:01.130
  • You need your drive back.
  • 00:12:01.130 --> 00:12:03.060
  • You need your want-to back.
  • 00:12:03.060 --> 00:12:05.110
  • You need your shout back.
  • 00:12:05.110 --> 00:12:07.020
  • You need your I'm going to do
  • 00:12:07.020 --> 00:12:08.290
  • it from Hell or high water,
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  • I can't be stopped
  • 00:12:10.240 --> 00:12:12.000
  • because my purpose is serious.
  • 00:12:17.280 --> 00:12:20.280
  • Get your will back.
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  • Is it possible that while
  • 00:12:23.200 --> 00:12:25.110
  • you've been waiting under
  • 00:12:25.110 --> 00:12:26.190
  • the pomegranate tree,
  • 00:12:26.190 --> 00:12:28.040
  • saying God, show me your will?
  • 00:12:28.040 --> 00:12:30.190
  • God is shouting back
  • 00:12:30.190 --> 00:12:32.150
  • from Heaven, "Show me yours."
  • 00:12:36.100 --> 00:12:39.100
  • Jonathon said, "We will."
  • 00:12:39.110 --> 00:12:42.110
  • Everybody shout, "I will."
  • 00:12:42.110 --> 00:12:44.030
  • - Congregation: I will.
  • 00:12:44.030 --> 00:12:45.050
  • - I will cross over.
  • 00:12:45.050 --> 00:12:46.210
  • I will get over that memory.
  • 00:12:46.210 --> 00:12:49.040
  • I will see a victory.
  • 00:12:49.040 --> 00:12:51.030
  • I will be significant.
  • 00:12:51.030 --> 00:12:53.100
  • I will.
  • 00:12:53.270 --> 00:12:56.270
  • Willpower.
  • 00:12:56.270 --> 00:12:58.050
  • Come on, they don't get it yet.
  • 00:12:58.050 --> 00:12:59.110
  • Show 'em what I'm talking about.
  • 00:12:59.110 --> 00:13:00.170
  • I'm talking about willpower.
  • 00:13:01.140 --> 00:13:04.140
  • Come on, some of y'all
  • 00:13:04.140 --> 00:13:05.050
  • aren't there yet.
  • 00:13:05.050 --> 00:13:06.120
  • I'm talking about willpower.
  • 00:13:06.250 --> 00:13:09.250
  • Come on.
  • 00:13:09.250 --> 00:13:10.150
  • I want somebody who's ready
  • 00:13:10.150 --> 00:13:11.200
  • to get your fight back,
  • 00:13:11.200 --> 00:13:13.060
  • ready to get your --
  • 00:13:13.060 --> 00:13:14.080
  • I'm talking about willpower.
  • 00:13:14.080 --> 00:13:16.280
  • Somebody shout, "Freedom."
  • 00:13:16.280 --> 00:13:18.140
  • Somebody shout, "Will."
  • 00:13:18.140 --> 00:13:20.070
  • Shout, "I will."
  • 00:13:20.070 --> 00:13:21.100
  • - Congregation: I will.
  • 00:13:21.100 --> 00:13:21.280
  • - I will.
  • 00:13:21.280 --> 00:13:22.220
  • - Congregation: I will.
  • 00:13:22.220 --> 00:13:23.180
  • - I will.
  • 00:13:23.180 --> 00:13:24.080
  • - Congregation: I will.
  • 00:13:24.080 --> 00:13:25.020
  • - I shall.
  • 00:13:25.020 --> 00:13:25.240
  • - Congregation: I shall.
  • 00:13:25.240 --> 00:13:26.140
  • - I must.
  • 00:13:26.140 --> 00:13:27.060
  • - Congregation: I must.
  • 00:13:27.060 --> 00:13:27.240
  • - I can.
  • 00:13:27.240 --> 00:13:28.200
  • I will.
  • 00:13:28.200 --> 00:13:29.200
  • I shall.
  • 00:13:29.200 --> 00:13:30.220
  • I must.
  • 00:13:30.220 --> 00:13:32.000
  • - Touch your neighbor, say,
  • 00:13:36.220 --> 00:13:37.130
  • "If you won't praise him,
  • 00:13:37.130 --> 00:13:38.220
  • I will."
  • 00:13:38.220 --> 00:13:41.030
  • - Congregation: I will.
  • 00:13:41.030 --> 00:13:43.230
  • - I will bless the Lord
  • 00:13:43.230 --> 00:13:45.120
  • at all times.
  • 00:13:45.120 --> 00:13:47.050
  • His praise will continually
  • 00:13:47.050 --> 00:13:49.040
  • be in my mouth.
  • 00:13:49.040 --> 00:13:50.160
  • This is the day the Lord
  • 00:13:50.160 --> 00:13:52.070
  • has made.
  • 00:13:52.070 --> 00:13:53.040
  • I will.
  • 00:13:53.040 --> 00:13:54.080
  • Everybody shout, "I will."
  • 00:13:54.080 --> 00:13:56.080
  • - Well, Pastor Steven.
  • 00:14:03.030 --> 00:14:06.030
  • I'm just not so sure
  • 00:14:06.030 --> 00:14:08.000
  • that that's Biblical --
  • 00:14:08.040 --> 00:14:11.040
  • see, it's not about our power.
  • 00:14:12.110 --> 00:14:15.110
  • It's about God's power.
  • 00:14:15.280 --> 00:14:18.280
  • Okay.
  • 00:14:18.280 --> 00:14:20.030
  • I feel you.
  • 00:14:21.040 --> 00:14:24.040
  • Acts 1:8, "It is not for you
  • 00:14:24.100 --> 00:14:27.100
  • to know the times or
  • 00:14:27.100 --> 00:14:28.120
  • the dates that the Father
  • 00:14:28.120 --> 00:14:29.070
  • has set in his authority."
  • 00:14:29.070 --> 00:14:30.050
  • In other words, quit concerning
  • 00:14:30.050 --> 00:14:31.030
  • yourself about the part
  • 00:14:31.030 --> 00:14:32.000
  • of the will of God that you
  • 00:14:32.000 --> 00:14:33.050
  • don't understand.
  • 00:14:33.050 --> 00:14:35.000
  • But you -- say it.
  • 00:14:35.000 --> 00:14:37.280
  • - Congregation: Will.
  • 00:14:37.280 --> 00:14:39.070
  • - Receive.
  • 00:14:39.070 --> 00:14:40.130
  • - Congregation: Power.
  • 00:14:40.130 --> 00:14:41.010
  • - God said, "You bring
  • 00:14:41.010 --> 00:14:41.270
  • the will, I'll bring the power."
  • 00:14:42.010 --> 00:14:45.010
  • - Come on, shout about it.
  • 00:14:49.000 --> 00:14:50.280
  • Don't let the passive people
  • 00:14:50.280 --> 00:14:52.080
  • take over this room.
  • 00:14:52.080 --> 00:14:53.210
  • All the faith-filled people,
  • 00:14:53.210 --> 00:14:55.100
  • shout, "I will."
  • 00:14:55.100 --> 00:14:57.170
  • I will.
  • 00:15:05.270 --> 00:15:08.270
  • I will, I will.
  • 00:15:08.270 --> 00:15:11.040
  • Touch sixteen people, say,
  • 00:15:11.040 --> 00:15:12.100
  • "This year, you will.
  • 00:15:12.100 --> 00:15:13.120
  • This year, you will.
  • 00:15:13.120 --> 00:15:14.160
  • This year, you will.
  • 00:15:14.160 --> 00:15:15.180
  • This year, you will.
  • 00:15:15.180 --> 00:15:16.200
  • This year, you will.
  • 00:15:16.200 --> 00:15:17.220
  • This year, you will.
  • 00:15:17.220 --> 00:15:18.260
  • This year, you will.
  • 00:15:18.260 --> 00:15:19.290
  • This year, you will.
  • 00:15:19.290 --> 00:15:21.020
  • This year, you will.
  • 00:15:21.020 --> 00:15:22.050
  • This year, you will.
  • 00:15:22.050 --> 00:15:23.080
  • This year, you will.
  • 00:15:23.080 --> 00:15:24.110
  • This year, you will.
  • 00:15:24.110 --> 00:15:25.260
  • This year, you will,"
  • 00:15:27.050 --> 00:15:30.050
  • - You will.
  • 00:15:39.130 --> 00:15:42.130
  • You win if you will.
  • 00:15:42.130 --> 00:15:44.200
  • You will win if you will.
  • 00:15:44.200 --> 00:15:46.150
  • Now that you understand why
  • 00:15:46.150 --> 00:15:47.240
  • the enemy has been trying
  • 00:15:47.240 --> 00:15:49.110
  • to fight you to keep you
  • 00:15:49.110 --> 00:15:50.220
  • discouraged, to keep you
  • 00:15:50.220 --> 00:15:53.170
  • from seeing your progress,
  • 00:15:53.170 --> 00:15:55.070
  • because the only thing you
  • 00:15:55.070 --> 00:15:57.080
  • can't win without is your will.
  • 00:15:59.010 --> 00:16:02.030
  • When you give him your will,
  • 00:16:02.030 --> 00:16:04.170
  • you give him your power.
  • 00:16:06.170 --> 00:16:09.170
  • It's a climbing faith.
  • 00:16:12.020 --> 00:16:15.020
  • You don't know this song,
  • 00:16:15.020 --> 00:16:15.250
  • on the piano, I doubt --
  • 00:16:15.250 --> 00:16:17.230
  • but, they used to sing,
  • 00:16:17.230 --> 00:16:19.130
  • you know, 'God will make a way,
  • 00:16:19.130 --> 00:16:21.050
  • when there seems to be no way.'
  • 00:16:21.290 --> 00:16:24.290
  • I found out that he will.
  • 00:16:24.290 --> 00:16:26.220
  • Everybody shout, "He will."
  • 00:16:26.220 --> 00:16:28.030
  • - Congregation: He will.
  • 00:16:28.030 --> 00:16:29.010
  • - He will make a way.
  • 00:16:29.010 --> 00:16:29.270
  • Absolutely, he will.
  • 00:16:29.270 --> 00:16:31.160
  • Sure he will.
  • 00:16:31.160 --> 00:16:33.100
  • He will make a way.
  • 00:16:33.100 --> 00:16:36.090
  • God will make a way,
  • 00:16:36.090 --> 00:16:37.090
  • but faith must make the climb.
  • 00:16:42.090 --> 00:16:45.090
  • God will make a way,
  • 00:16:45.090 --> 00:16:46.100
  • but that doesn't mean he's going
  • 00:16:46.100 --> 00:16:47.090
  • to put an elevator to the top
  • 00:16:47.090 --> 00:16:48.240
  • for you to access it by.
  • 00:16:50.290 --> 00:16:53.290
  • Might be thorny, might be
  • 00:16:53.290 --> 00:16:55.050
  • slippery, might be costly,
  • 00:16:56.000 --> 00:16:59.000
  • it might be painful.
  • 00:16:59.020 --> 00:17:02.040
  • The spirit of the Lord is in
  • 00:17:02.040 --> 00:17:03.020
  • this place, lift your hands.
  • 00:17:03.020 --> 00:17:05.000
  • Lift your hands.
  • 00:17:05.000 --> 00:17:06.080
  • On every location,
  • 00:17:06.080 --> 00:17:07.000
  • lift your hands.
  • 00:17:07.000 --> 00:17:08.070
  • Say, "I will."
  • 00:17:08.070 --> 00:17:09.200
  • - Congregation: I will.
  • 00:17:09.200 --> 00:17:10.120
  • - Trust you, Lord.
  • 00:17:10.120 --> 00:17:11.010
  • - Congregation: Trust you,
  • 00:17:11.010 --> 00:17:11.180
  • Lord.
  • 00:17:11.180 --> 00:17:12.080
  • - I will.
  • 00:17:12.080 --> 00:17:13.020
  • - Congregation: I will.
  • 00:17:13.020 --> 00:17:13.200
  • - Find a way.
  • 00:17:13.200 --> 00:17:14.140
  • - Congregation: Find a way.
  • 00:17:14.140 --> 00:17:15.110
  • - To serve you.
  • 00:17:15.110 --> 00:17:16.080
  • - Congregation: To serve you.
  • 00:17:16.080 --> 00:17:17.030
  • - In this season.
  • 00:17:17.030 --> 00:17:18.000
  • - Congregation: In this season.
  • 00:17:18.000 --> 00:17:18.280
  • - I will.
  • 00:17:18.280 --> 00:17:19.240
  • - Congregation: I will.
  • 00:17:19.240 --> 00:17:20.170
  • - Press.
  • 00:17:20.170 --> 00:17:21.100
  • - Congregation: Press.
  • 00:17:21.100 --> 00:17:22.050
  • - Toward the mark.
  • 00:17:22.050 --> 00:17:22.270
  • - Congregation: Toward
  • 00:17:22.270 --> 00:17:23.130
  • the mark.
  • 00:17:23.130 --> 00:17:23.250
  • - For the prize.
  • 00:17:23.250 --> 00:17:24.210
  • - Congregation: For the prize.
  • 00:17:24.210 --> 00:17:25.190
  • - Of the high calling.
  • 00:17:25.190 --> 00:17:26.200
  • - Congregation: Of the
  • 00:17:26.200 --> 00:17:27.070
  • high calling.
  • 00:17:27.070 --> 00:17:28.020
  • - Of God.
  • 00:17:28.020 --> 00:17:28.230
  • - Congregation: Of God.
  • 00:17:28.230 --> 00:17:29.130
  • - In Christ Jesus.
  • 00:17:29.130 --> 00:17:30.050
  • - Congregation: In Christ
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  • Jesus.
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  • - You know, it's interesting,
  • 00:17:31.170 --> 00:17:32.080
  • because it's said
  • 00:17:32.080 --> 00:17:34.020
  • that God has given them
  • 00:17:34.020 --> 00:17:35.020
  • into our hands, but we will --
  • 00:17:35.160 --> 00:17:38.160
  • everybody, shout, "I will."
  • 00:17:38.160 --> 00:17:39.220
  • - Congregation: I will.
  • 00:17:39.220 --> 00:17:40.200
  • - It's God's will for you
  • 00:17:40.200 --> 00:17:42.090
  • to win, but it's your job
  • 00:17:42.090 --> 00:17:44.190
  • to keep climbing so I came
  • 00:17:44.190 --> 00:17:47.050
  • to tell 2016 I'm climbing over
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  • top of you.
  • 00:17:50.110 --> 00:17:51.220
  • I'm climbing over top of you.
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  • I'm climbing to a peace.
  • 00:17:53.190 --> 00:17:55.080
  • I'm climbing towards joy,
  • 00:17:55.080 --> 00:17:57.070
  • I'm climbing towards victory.
  • 00:17:57.070 --> 00:17:59.280
  • - Where are the climbers?
  • 00:18:03.290 --> 00:18:06.290
  • Where are the climbers?
  • 00:18:11.160 --> 00:18:14.160
  • 00:18:15.200 --> 00:18:25.070
  • 00:18:25.100 --> 00:18:34.220
  • - You bring the will,
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  • he'll bring the power.
  • 00:18:36.000 --> 00:18:37.090
  • You bring the will,
  • 00:18:37.090 --> 00:18:38.120
  • he'll bring the power.
  • 00:18:38.120 --> 00:18:39.280
  • What kind of power is it
  • 00:18:39.280 --> 00:18:41.200
  • going to take to cross over?
  • 00:18:41.200 --> 00:18:42.290
  • I give you these in 30 seconds,
  • 00:18:42.290 --> 00:18:44.220
  • and we're gone.
  • 00:18:44.220 --> 00:18:45.290
  • It's going to take the power
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  • of intention.
  • 00:18:47.130 --> 00:18:48.240
  • The power of intention.
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  • I'm closing -- you can write
  • 00:18:51.020 --> 00:18:53.090
  • them down standing,
  • 00:18:53.090 --> 00:18:54.100
  • because I'm closing.
  • 00:18:54.100 --> 00:18:55.010
  • I'm closing.
  • 00:18:55.010 --> 00:18:55.190
  • Touch somebody, say,
  • 00:18:55.190 --> 00:18:56.160
  • "He's kind of closing.
  • 00:18:56.160 --> 00:18:57.160
  • He's kind of closing."
  • 00:18:57.160 --> 00:18:58.230
  • The power of intention --
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  • I gotta give you these,
  • 00:19:00.020 --> 00:19:01.010
  • I gotta give you these real,
  • 00:19:01.010 --> 00:19:02.130
  • real quick.
  • 00:19:02.130 --> 00:19:03.030
  • The power of intention,
  • 00:19:03.030 --> 00:19:04.090
  • it's said that Jonathon
  • 00:19:04.090 --> 00:19:05.100
  • intended to cross over.
  • 00:19:05.100 --> 00:19:07.030
  • Have you been expecting God
  • 00:19:07.030 --> 00:19:08.110
  • to bless you when you've had
  • 00:19:08.110 --> 00:19:09.200
  • a wish?
  • 00:19:09.200 --> 00:19:12.050
  • A wish is not an intention.
  • 00:19:12.050 --> 00:19:15.020
  • An intention will set your
  • 00:19:15.020 --> 00:19:16.120
  • focus and block out
  • 00:19:16.120 --> 00:19:17.210
  • distractions and shout,
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  • "I will."
  • 00:19:20.000 --> 00:19:20.110
  • Shout it, "I will."
  • 00:19:20.110 --> 00:19:21.140
  • - Congregation: I will.
  • 00:19:21.140 --> 00:19:22.110
  • - Intention.
  • 00:19:22.110 --> 00:19:23.160
  • The power of intention.
  • 00:19:23.160 --> 00:19:24.240
  • I don't have time to preach
  • 00:19:24.240 --> 00:19:25.220
  • it right, but I wanted
  • 00:19:25.220 --> 00:19:26.290
  • to mention it.
  • 00:19:26.290 --> 00:19:27.250
  • I also wanted to mention that
  • 00:19:27.250 --> 00:19:29.100
  • if intention is the engine,
  • 00:19:29.160 --> 00:19:32.160
  • then initiative is
  • 00:19:32.160 --> 00:19:34.260
  • the ignition.
  • 00:19:34.260 --> 00:19:36.200
  • Oh, God.
  • 00:19:36.200 --> 00:19:38.170
  • I sound mechanical, don't I?
  • 00:19:38.170 --> 00:19:39.280
  • I sound like I know what I'm
  • 00:19:39.280 --> 00:19:40.260
  • talking about, but if intention
  • 00:19:40.260 --> 00:19:42.080
  • is the engine to get there,
  • 00:19:43.040 --> 00:19:46.040
  • then initiative --
  • 00:19:46.040 --> 00:19:47.210
  • this is your year to initiate.
  • 00:19:48.010 --> 00:19:51.010
  • Initiate.
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  • Initiate.
  • 00:19:52.180 --> 00:19:53.250
  • Don't wait.
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  • Don't wait.
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  • Don't wait.
  • 00:19:57.220 --> 00:19:59.100
  • Initiate.
  • 00:19:59.230 --> 00:20:02.230
  • That great miracle happened
  • 00:20:02.230 --> 00:20:04.010
  • in Michmash and God wasn't
  • 00:20:04.010 --> 00:20:06.090
  • the one who initiated it.
  • 00:20:06.100 --> 00:20:09.100
  • One day, Jonathon said
  • 00:20:09.100 --> 00:20:11.010
  • to his armor-bearer,
  • 00:20:11.010 --> 00:20:12.010
  • "You always expect a miracle
  • 00:20:12.010 --> 00:20:13.080
  • to start with what God spoke."
  • 00:20:13.080 --> 00:20:15.020
  • This miracle didn't start
  • 00:20:15.020 --> 00:20:16.030
  • with what God spoke.
  • 00:20:16.030 --> 00:20:17.070
  • On the basis of what God had
  • 00:20:17.070 --> 00:20:18.220
  • already spoken, Jonathon
  • 00:20:18.220 --> 00:20:20.100
  • spoke like God spoke and
  • 00:20:20.100 --> 00:20:22.070
  • a miracle -- shout, "I will."
  • 00:20:22.070 --> 00:20:24.090
  • - Congregation: I will.
  • 00:20:24.090 --> 00:20:25.050
  • - I will.
  • 00:20:25.050 --> 00:20:26.080
  • - Congregation: I will.
  • 00:20:26.080 --> 00:20:28.260
  • - So if the power of intention,
  • 00:20:28.260 --> 00:20:30.290
  • the power of initiation
  • 00:20:30.290 --> 00:20:32.200
  • and the power of innovation.
  • 00:20:33.130 --> 00:20:36.130
  • Innovation.
  • 00:20:37.130 --> 00:20:40.130
  • That means that I might have
  • 00:20:40.130 --> 00:20:41.170
  • to make it up as I go.
  • 00:20:42.170 --> 00:20:45.170
  • I might have to improvise
  • 00:20:45.170 --> 00:20:47.040
  • a little bit.
  • 00:20:47.040 --> 00:20:48.260
  • Okay, I was going to go through
  • 00:20:48.260 --> 00:20:50.020
  • the path, I was going to do it
  • 00:20:50.020 --> 00:20:52.160
  • with them.
  • 00:20:52.160 --> 00:20:53.110
  • I was going to make it
  • 00:20:53.110 --> 00:20:54.110
  • happen like that, but it looks
  • 00:20:54.110 --> 00:20:56.030
  • like the only route
  • 00:20:56.030 --> 00:20:57.080
  • available to me now is kind
  • 00:20:57.080 --> 00:20:58.170
  • of slippery, kind of thorny,
  • 00:20:58.170 --> 00:21:00.180
  • but that's alright.
  • 00:21:00.180 --> 00:21:01.200
  • I will.
  • 00:21:01.200 --> 00:21:03.150
  • I will.
  • 00:21:03.150 --> 00:21:05.000
  • You're not shouting.
  • 00:21:05.000 --> 00:21:05.260
  • I will.
  • 00:21:05.260 --> 00:21:06.270
  • - Congregation: I will.
  • 00:21:09.080 --> 00:21:12.080
  • - I tell you this,
  • 00:21:12.080 --> 00:21:13.290
  • and I'm going to go
  • 00:21:13.290 --> 00:21:15.240
  • eat some oatmeal.
  • 00:21:15.240 --> 00:21:17.290
  • I'll preach it again.
  • 00:21:17.290 --> 00:21:20.030
  • Shout, "I will."
  • 00:21:20.030 --> 00:21:21.070
  • - Congregation: I will.
  • 00:21:21.070 --> 00:21:21.290
  • - That's not a shout.
  • 00:21:21.290 --> 00:21:22.200
  • Shout, "I will."
  • 00:21:22.200 --> 00:21:23.220
  • - Congregation: I will.
  • 00:21:23.220 --> 00:21:24.080
  • - I'm tired of shouting.
  • 00:21:24.080 --> 00:21:24.270
  • You shout for me a little bit.
  • 00:21:24.270 --> 00:21:26.080
  • Shout, "I will."
  • 00:21:26.080 --> 00:21:27.050
  • - Congregation: I will.
  • 00:21:27.050 --> 00:21:28.190
  • - All right.
  • 00:21:28.190 --> 00:21:30.170
  • Of March 1st this year,
  • 00:21:30.170 --> 00:21:32.200
  • my fourth book comes out.
  • 00:21:32.200 --> 00:21:34.010
  • But it's not my fourth book,
  • 00:21:34.010 --> 00:21:35.010
  • it's my fifth.
  • 00:21:35.270 --> 00:21:38.270
  • The fourth one I wrote,
  • 00:21:38.270 --> 00:21:39.260
  • I turned it in and the publisher
  • 00:21:39.260 --> 00:21:42.070
  • didn't want it.
  • 00:21:42.150 --> 00:21:45.150
  • You know what that feels like?
  • 00:21:45.150 --> 00:21:47.090
  • - I wanted to quit so bad.
  • 00:21:55.190 --> 00:21:58.080
  • I wanted to send them back
  • 00:21:58.080 --> 00:21:59.160
  • the advance check,
  • 00:21:59.160 --> 00:22:01.010
  • I don't need your money.
  • 00:22:01.010 --> 00:22:02.220
  • I don't need any of your money.
  • 00:22:02.220 --> 00:22:04.220
  • I don't need it,
  • 00:22:04.220 --> 00:22:05.100
  • it's not worth it.
  • 00:22:05.100 --> 00:22:06.240
  • Everybody shout out,
  • 00:22:06.240 --> 00:22:07.070
  • "I will."
  • 00:22:07.070 --> 00:22:07.220
  • - Congregation: I will.
  • 00:22:07.220 --> 00:22:08.210
  • - I will.
  • 00:22:08.210 --> 00:22:09.290
  • So I had to find another way
  • 00:22:09.290 --> 00:22:11.120
  • and I wrote five chapters
  • 00:22:11.120 --> 00:22:12.230
  • of another book, and then that
  • 00:22:12.230 --> 00:22:14.110
  • book got rejected in
  • 00:22:14.110 --> 00:22:15.280
  • the five chapters.
  • 00:22:15.280 --> 00:22:17.280
  • And there was a part of me
  • 00:22:17.280 --> 00:22:18.250
  • that was saying I will blow
  • 00:22:18.250 --> 00:22:21.000
  • my brains out.
  • 00:22:21.000 --> 00:22:22.250
  • Come on, I'm being honest.
  • 00:22:22.250 --> 00:22:23.260
  • The man said, "Tell us more
  • 00:22:23.260 --> 00:22:25.000
  • about the passage.
  • 00:22:25.000 --> 00:22:26.090
  • Tell us more about the cliffs.
  • 00:22:26.090 --> 00:22:28.000
  • Tell us more about the climb."
  • 00:22:28.000 --> 00:22:30.120
  • So when you get the book,
  • 00:22:30.120 --> 00:22:31.110
  • just know that I wrote it
  • 00:22:32.140 --> 00:22:35.140
  • one and a half times
  • 00:22:35.210 --> 00:22:38.210
  • and you'll never see any
  • 00:22:38.210 --> 00:22:39.130
  • of those pages
  • 00:22:39.130 --> 00:22:40.090
  • before you read it.
  • 00:22:40.170 --> 00:22:43.170
  • And I'm sitting in my office
  • 00:22:43.170 --> 00:22:44.260
  • thinking of, you know,
  • 00:22:44.260 --> 00:22:46.050
  • do I send them a bomb?
  • 00:22:46.050 --> 00:22:47.090
  • What do I do right now?
  • 00:22:47.090 --> 00:22:49.080
  • Show me, Lord.
  • 00:22:49.080 --> 00:22:50.040
  • - And I put -- I went through
  • 00:22:54.090 --> 00:22:55.290
  • my memory, and I was just out.
  • 00:22:55.290 --> 00:22:58.030
  • I was just done.
  • 00:22:58.030 --> 00:22:58.280
  • You know, you get there.
  • 00:22:58.280 --> 00:23:00.270
  • The Philistines went out
  • 00:23:00.270 --> 00:23:01.290
  • to the pass at Michmash --
  • 00:23:01.290 --> 00:23:03.280
  • because, if the book is going
  • 00:23:03.280 --> 00:23:05.060
  • to get out, it's going
  • 00:23:05.060 --> 00:23:06.030
  • to make an impact, so why
  • 00:23:06.030 --> 00:23:07.000
  • wouldn't the enemy try
  • 00:23:07.000 --> 00:23:08.060
  • to block it in the pass before
  • 00:23:08.060 --> 00:23:09.050
  • it can get to people?
  • 00:23:09.050 --> 00:23:10.010
  • You've got to start thinking
  • 00:23:10.010 --> 00:23:10.260
  • about it this way.
  • 00:23:10.260 --> 00:23:11.230
  • I'm over time, so let me
  • 00:23:11.230 --> 00:23:12.230
  • tell you what happened.
  • 00:23:12.230 --> 00:23:13.190
  • I remember a couple years ago,
  • 00:23:13.190 --> 00:23:15.060
  • I went on YouTube and
  • 00:23:15.060 --> 00:23:16.040
  • found this theologian and he
  • 00:23:16.040 --> 00:23:17.090
  • was talking about me.
  • 00:23:17.090 --> 00:23:18.070
  • They had him on a lightning
  • 00:23:18.070 --> 00:23:19.120
  • round at a conference,
  • 00:23:19.120 --> 00:23:20.090
  • and they said, "What do you
  • 00:23:20.090 --> 00:23:21.020
  • think about this person,
  • 00:23:21.020 --> 00:23:21.230
  • this person, this person,"
  • 00:23:21.230 --> 00:23:22.290
  • and he was going through
  • 00:23:22.290 --> 00:23:24.010
  • the lightning round and he said
  • 00:23:24.010 --> 00:23:24.240
  • my name.
  • 00:23:24.240 --> 00:23:25.110
  • The interviewer said my name
  • 00:23:25.110 --> 00:23:26.070
  • to the theologian.
  • 00:23:26.070 --> 00:23:27.080
  • This guy, this theologian --
  • 00:23:27.080 --> 00:23:28.110
  • I read about him in seminary,
  • 00:23:28.110 --> 00:23:29.270
  • I read some of his books.
  • 00:23:29.270 --> 00:23:31.010
  • I knew who he was, I didn't
  • 00:23:31.010 --> 00:23:32.010
  • know he knew who I was.
  • 00:23:32.010 --> 00:23:32.250
  • They said my name, "What do
  • 00:23:32.250 --> 00:23:33.270
  • you think of Steven Furtick?"
  • 00:23:33.270 --> 00:23:34.190
  • and he goes, "Unqualified."
  • 00:23:37.100 --> 00:23:40.100
  • That's a couple years ago.
  • 00:23:40.100 --> 00:23:42.090
  • And I'm sitting in my office,
  • 00:23:42.090 --> 00:23:43.070
  • and I don't know the title
  • 00:23:43.070 --> 00:23:45.090
  • of the book I should write.
  • 00:23:45.090 --> 00:23:47.200
  • And so on March 1st, I want you
  • 00:23:48.210 --> 00:23:51.210
  • to know my fifth, fourth book
  • 00:23:51.210 --> 00:23:53.280
  • is coming out and it's called
  • 00:23:54.080 --> 00:23:57.080
  • "Unqualified."
  • 00:23:57.080 --> 00:24:00.040
  • So I want to thank the Devil --
  • 00:24:00.040 --> 00:24:02.140
  • hold on, for everything
  • 00:24:02.140 --> 00:24:04.010
  • he brought against me,
  • 00:24:04.160 --> 00:24:07.160
  • because he gave me a way
  • 00:24:07.160 --> 00:24:09.130
  • to make it any, even though --
  • 00:24:11.190 --> 00:24:14.190
  • shout, "I will."
  • 00:24:14.190 --> 00:24:15.120
  • - Congregation: I will.
  • 00:24:15.120 --> 00:24:16.180
  • - I will.
  • 00:24:16.180 --> 00:24:17.290
  • I've cut the lion's head off
  • 00:24:17.290 --> 00:24:19.250
  • with his own sword.
  • 00:24:19.250 --> 00:24:21.130
  • I will.
  • 00:24:21.130 --> 00:24:22.110
  • I shall.
  • 00:24:22.110 --> 00:24:23.120
  • I must.
  • 00:24:23.120 --> 00:24:24.150
  • I can.
  • 00:24:24.150 --> 00:24:25.170
  • - I believe with all my heart
  • 00:24:28.040 --> 00:24:29.160
  • that God wants you to win.
  • 00:24:29.160 --> 00:24:31.150
  • He desires to bring victory
  • 00:24:31.150 --> 00:24:32.190
  • into every area of your life.
  • 00:24:32.190 --> 00:24:35.010
  • And I know hearing that can be
  • 00:24:35.010 --> 00:24:36.250
  • discouraging, because sometimes
  • 00:24:36.250 --> 00:24:38.080
  • we wonder, well,
  • 00:24:38.080 --> 00:24:39.070
  • if God made me a conqueror,
  • 00:24:39.070 --> 00:24:40.170
  • then why am I struggling
  • 00:24:40.170 --> 00:24:42.040
  • so much?
  • 00:24:42.040 --> 00:24:42.260
  • Trust me, I can relate.
  • 00:24:42.260 --> 00:24:44.110
  • When I found out that victory
  • 00:24:44.110 --> 00:24:45.180
  • is not automatic --
  • 00:24:45.180 --> 00:24:46.270
  • I have to take steps,
  • 00:24:46.270 --> 00:24:48.250
  • I have to invest in my growth
  • 00:24:48.250 --> 00:24:50.120
  • to experience all that Christ
  • 00:24:50.120 --> 00:24:52.080
  • died to give me.
  • 00:24:52.080 --> 00:24:53.210
  • And today, we want to help you
  • 00:24:53.210 --> 00:24:55.260
  • experience this victory.
  • 00:24:55.260 --> 00:24:57.010
  • We want to help you get stronger
  • 00:24:57.010 --> 00:24:58.210
  • on the inside, so you can be
  • 00:24:58.210 --> 00:25:00.260
  • all God's called you to be
  • 00:25:00.260 --> 00:25:01.290
  • and do everything he's put
  • 00:25:01.290 --> 00:25:03.140
  • in your heart to do.
  • 00:25:03.140 --> 00:25:04.290
  • So I want to offer you this
  • 00:25:04.290 --> 00:25:05.280
  • special five sermon series
  • 00:25:05.280 --> 00:25:07.220
  • on DVD, with your gift of any
  • 00:25:07.220 --> 00:25:09.180
  • amount to the ministry today.
  • 00:25:09.180 --> 00:25:12.010
  • It's called
  • 00:25:12.010 --> 00:25:12.180
  • "Keys to Crossing Over."
  • 00:25:12.180 --> 00:25:14.040
  • Like the message you heard
  • 00:25:14.040 --> 00:25:15.110
  • today, we're going to talk about
  • 00:25:15.110 --> 00:25:16.140
  • things like willpower.
  • 00:25:16.140 --> 00:25:18.050
  • We're going to talk about
  • 00:25:18.050 --> 00:25:19.090
  • celebration and the message
  • 00:25:19.090 --> 00:25:20.220
  • "Don't Skip Dessert."
  • 00:25:20.220 --> 00:25:22.050
  • It's one of my favorites.
  • 00:25:22.050 --> 00:25:23.130
  • "Hello From the Other Side."
  • 00:25:23.130 --> 00:25:24.240
  • It's about greeting your future
  • 00:25:24.240 --> 00:25:26.090
  • with anticipation
  • 00:25:26.090 --> 00:25:27.110
  • rather than dread, and
  • 00:25:27.110 --> 00:25:28.220
  • "He Took the Mana Off the Menu,"
  • 00:25:28.220 --> 00:25:30.140
  • how to navigate seasons
  • 00:25:30.140 --> 00:25:31.170
  • of transition gracefully
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  • and effectively.
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